Mourinho's game management shone as United snatch draw

Mourinho's game management shone as United snatch draw

Manchester United and Liverpool played out a rather eventful 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, as James Milner first half penalty was cancelled out by Zlatan Ibrahimovic's deft header in a hotly contested affair between the North West giants. This meant that United's impressive seven game winning run in all competitions was snapped at the hands of Sunday's visitors but they still remain one of Europe's in form sides having gone unbeaten now in 16 games - the highest active unbeaten streak …
Tottenham Hotspur vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Facts and Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Facts and Key Men

Tottenham are aiming to keep their title hopes alive as West Brom visit White Hart Lane on Saturday. Spurs opened up the title race last week as two headers by Dele Alli gave them a 2-0 win to end Chelsea's 13-game winning streak at the top of the table. Whilst Spurs head into Saturday's match high on confidence, after beating Aston Villa to progress in the FA Cup, West Brom should provide a stern test as they sit eighth with …
Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On January 14th, league leaders Chelsea travel to the King Power Stadium to take on reigning champions Leicester City.  After match week 20 last season it was Leicester in second and Chelsea down in 14th.  This season, it's nearly the opposite with Chelsea in first and Leicester in 15th.  While Leicester have fallen off their pedestal this season, they'll still want to prove they can beat this season's superpower, Chelsea. After their unbelievable title winning season last year, Leicester have …
Swansea City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Swansea City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League returns this weekend and Arsenal face a tricky trip to Swansea to face a side that has had a lot of success against them in recent years. The Welsh side have won three of the last five fixtures between the two clubs and they desperately need a similar result this weekend as they will want to climb up the table sooner rather than later. Paul Clement has won one of his two matches in charge of the …
Middlesbrough Need Goals, and Fast

Middlesbrough Need Goals, and Fast

It was at the start of this season that I wrote about Middlesbrough and how I felt they stood a good chance of staying up in their first season back in the Premier League after an extended hiatus. Well, here we are, now half way through the campaign and Boro stand in reasonable stead to do just that. Under Aitor Karanka, Middlesbrough have had a respectable campaign thus far; they have been resolute defensively and tough to break down. At this mid-point, …
Tottenham Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On January 4th, league leaders Chelsea will travel to White Hart Lane to take on London rivals Tottenham.  Chelsea will look to become the first team in Premier League history to win 14 matches in a row in a single season with a win against Spurs.  Spurs will look to end Chelsea's winning run and extend their own winning streak to five matches. Chelsea have won 13 matches in a row making them clear favourites for the league title.  After …
Sunderland Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Sunderland Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool and Burnley trade opponents within 48 hours of their respective matches on New Years’ Eve. Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light, while Burnley travel to the Etihad on Monday night for the third game in this blitz of matches spread over the last few days. Jurgen Klopp faces a real challenge as this quick turnaround between games tests his team and his tactics to the fullest. Although Sunderland have registered two victories (out of a total five) since …
Manchester United Vs Middlesbrough Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Manchester United Vs Middlesbrough Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The festive season is a time for meeting friends and family and for footballers – former team mates, bosses and rivals. Many such reunions happened during game week 18, with David Moyes visiting Old Trafford again and Joe Allen and Glen Johnson were back at Anfield for Stoke City. The reunion season continues in game week 19 as Middlesbrough visit Manchester United on New Year’s eve. Aitor Karanka will lead his side to Old Trafford, where his former boss Jose …
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