Three Things we Learned About Manchester United's Victory at Sunderland

Three Things we Learned About Manchester United's Victory at Sunderland

Sunderland went into the clash bottom of the Premier League table, still needing 10 points to secure their safety while Manchester United hoped to continue a 21-game unbeaten streak. The Black Cats had failed to score a goal in each of their last six games too and it was no different when Jose Mourinho's side travelled to the Stadium of Light on Sunday. United's top four hopes had taken a little dip following disappointing draws against West Brom and Everton …
Sunderland Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

On Sunday, Jose Mourinho takes his Manchester United team to face their ex-manager David Moyes’ Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Both the teams are perhaps fighting to save their pre-season goals. Sunderland would have hoped to stay up in the league despite their quality issues, while Manchester United would have aimed at least for a top-four finish at the start of the season. It is increasingly likely that both the teams will miss out on these pre-season aims and …
Manchester United v Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On Boxing Day, Manchester United welcome David Moyes back to Old Trafford as his Sunderland side prepare for a match with vital importance for both teams, but for two totally different reasons. Manchester United have hit a good run of form, after their abysmal start to the season.  Their three straight Premier League wins leave them just four points off the top four.  But after the poor start to the season they had, every point is crucial, especially points available at …
Sunderland – Better Up Front and In Goal

Sunderland – Better Up Front and In Goal

Sunderland, a name that till last season, had become synonymous to valiant and eventually victorious relegation battles. This season, however, the club was synonymous to a free-fall. They were deservedly the early favorites for relegation this season. Dubiously, they equalised Manchester City’s 1995-96 record for the worst start in a Premier League season (2 points in 10 games), winning none and drawing just two in their first 10 games. But with two more game weeks having gone by, the picture …
West Brom vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Brom vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

A home game against just about anybody is welcome respite for West Brom after losing twice to Aston Villa in the space of a week away from the Hawthorns. The Baggies lost 2-1 last time out in the Premier League with Tim Sherwood proving to be their judge, jury and executioner. Tony Pulis' side sit in 13th spot on a healthy 30 points which sees them eight points clear of the bottom three. Things are even rosier for Stoke City …
Southampton vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Southampton vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Southampton will play their first home game of the season when they take on Alan Irvine and West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. After a spirited performance against Liverpool at Anfield that ended on a losing note somewhat undeservedly, the Saints will be looking to get their first points on board with a good performance and a positive result against the Baggies. Defender Nathaniel Clyne found the net in the 56th minute for Southampton cancelling out Sterling's opener, who missed the …
Swansea City vs West Brom Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

Swansea welcome West Brom to the Liberty Stadium in another bottom of the table clash, giving one of these sides the chance to widen the gap to the relegation places or plunge them deeper into trouble. Both managers have endured difficult starts to the tenures at their respective clubs, with West Brom boss Pepe Mel under the most scrutiny after going seven games without a win. Although draws against Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton is no easy task, defeats against Crystal …
Liverpool 4 West Brom 1 | Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4 West Brom 1 | Tactical Analysis

Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez both retained their spots in the starting lineup, the latter scoring 13 goals in as many league games. On loan Chelsea man Victor Moses dropped to the bench to accommodate Lucas Leiva, with Gerrard filling into the hole created in the Nigerian’s absence. Berahino was replaced by Nicolas Anelka, the Frenchman has yet to register for the Baggies this season. Boaz Myhill continued to deputise in the place of the injured Ben Foster. As was …
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