Michael Thot

Raised in Seattle WA. Sounders FC, United States, and Liverpool supporter.

Manchester City 4 Newcastle 0 | Match & Stats Report

Manchester City 4 Newcastle 0 | Match & Stats Report

Manchester City put a major dent in Newcastle's hopes of staying above the relegation zone on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium. Four different Manchester City players but the ball past Elliot for a strong victory against Newcastle. Newcastle are a mere 3 points above the relegation zone at this point. This match was a case of total dominance. Manchester City passed at a higher accuracy rate, create more chances, and possessed 63.5% of the ball. It's no shocker that the …
Everton 2 Manchester City 0 | Match and Stats Report

Everton 2 Manchester City 0 | Match and Stats Report

Manchester City produced chances but failed to finish them over the course of Everton's 2-0 home victory over The Citizens. Moyes' side played a direct, physical style, pushing Manchester City off the ball and looking to fire forward to immediately spring pressure on City's defense. Formations City continued to play three at the back with Barry supporting the defenders as an anchoring midfielder. Kolarov played in a more advanced midfielder position as opposed to his normal role at right back. …
Manchester United 2 Chelsea 2 | FA Cup Match Report

Manchester United 2 Chelsea 2 | FA Cup Match Report

Manchester United came out strong and dominated the first half against Chelsea. However, Rafa Benitez made some astute tactical changes and altered the flow of the match in favor of his side. In the second half, nearly all traffic was flowing against Manchester United's goal, and Chelsea nearly walked away with a 3-2 victory. United Formation After being benched against Real Madrid during the week, Wayne Rooney returned to United's starting eleven, playing in an attacking midfield role behind Javier …
Manchester United 4 Norwich 0 | Match & Stats Report

Manchester United 4 Norwich 0 | Match & Stats Report

Shinji Kagawa proved a point on Saturday with an aesthetic hat trick as Manchester United beat Norwich 4-0 at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney later rounded off the victory with a deceptively easy looking strike from distance. Few will have predicated any other result to this match. Norwich recently turned out a poor streak with a win against Everton, but walking away from Old Trafford with any points would have been a Herculean task. They beat United earlier this season, but a match …
QPR 0 Manchester United 2 | Match & Stats Report

QPR 0 Manchester United 2 | Match & Stats Report

QPR expectantly lost at home to Manchester United by 2 goals to nil. Rafael scored a stunning volley, and Nani slotted Giggs in for a second to carry United over a Rangers. Overview In terms of possession, the game was far more balanced than most may have predicted. The difference was largely marginal, with Manchester United carrying 51.5% of the possession to QPR's 48.5%. Their passing accuracy was just as close. United completed at a rate of 77%, QPR at 74%. Shots …
Southampton 3 Manchester City 1 | Match & Stats Report

Southampton 3 Manchester City 1 | Match & Stats Report

Southampton played a tireless pressing game successfully in a 3-1 win against Manchester City at St. Mary's. Two of The Saints goals were attributable to errors by Manchester City, but the overall performance from Pochettino's side was fantastic. Overview Mancini looked apoplectic at the end of this match. Manchester City fell victim to some truly cringe-worthy mistakes. Hart and Barry both had egregious errors that swayed the outcome of the match in Southampton's favor. Javi Garcia had to be deployed, in an unfavourable position, in defence as …
Newcastle 3 Chelsea 2 | Match & Stats Report

Newcastle 3 Chelsea 2 | Match & Stats Report

Newcastle's put away three great goals in one of the most entertaining matches of the year. In terms of spectacle, there was little that this match lacked. All five goals scored were of high quality, and there could have been several more for either team. No doubt the frustrated Blues fans will find more sources of frustration in this match, but Newcastle played well for their part. The man on the lips of Newcastle and Chelsea fans alike will be …
Manchester City 2 Fulham 0 | Match & Stats Report

Manchester City 2 Fulham 0 | Match & Stats Report

Fulham traveled to the Etihad Saturday for a match that ended in an uncontested manner. Manchester City were to too much for Jol's side, despite giving up the majority of possession. The Citizens always looked as though they were more likely to take all three points, and a fantastic individual performance from David Silva sealed those points. Aguero was benched in favour of Dzeko. Dzeko currently is one of the most frequent scores in the Premier League, and this show of …
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