EPL 13-14’s Most Creative Goalscorers | Suarez, Rooney, Aguero...

EPL 13-14’s Most Creative Goalscorers | Suarez, Rooney, Aguero...

Strikers are almost always judged solely on their goal-scoring output and why not; it is what they’re paid to do (£300k/week some of them). But while a lot of analysis is done into the goal scoring prowess of attacking midfielders (Hazard, Toure etc) in addition to their creative powers, here we take a look at strikers who excel in finding the right pass and perfect touch when they’re not rippling the back of the net. We decided to use the …
Manchester City 3 West Brom 1 | Match Analysis

Manchester City 3 West Brom 1 | Match Analysis

Manchester City lined up in their usual 4-4-2 shape, led by Dzeko and Aguero. Fernandinho and Javi Garcia occupied the central midfield spots in the absence of Toure, flanked by the usual Nasri and Silva, who roamed from their positions constantly behind WBA’s midfield. Hart in goal, supported by a defence of Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis and Gael Clichy. Coming to the Etihad, WBA set up in a similar 4-4-2/4-4-1-1 system. Another English ‘keeper, Ben Foster started in goal behind Jones, …
Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

The victims of the Hillsborough tragedy will be remembered over the weekend by all teams in the Football league, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the disaster. All matches will kick off seven minutes later than usual, followed by a minute’s silence in memory of the victims. Liverpool also take part in what is their biggest game of the season so far with a huge clash at home to Man City, a game which could have huge implications on where the …
Away Day Blues Become Increasingly Alarming for Manchester City

Away Day Blues Become Increasingly Alarming for Manchester City

Manchester City are currently dismantling their title chances almost every time they set off on their Premier League travels. The poor results just keep on coming with another narrow defeat at Sunderland this Sunday. Interestingly, City are yet to lose by more than one goal, which shows there's a significant factor causing these defeats. Defensive lapses of concentration, poor goalkeeping, no Plan B to break the opposition down are all factors of this dreadful form. The fact that this team, …
Navas and Negredo - Different Beginnings

Navas and Negredo - Different Beginnings

Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas both joined Manchester City in the summer from Sevilla with different reactions from fans.  Navas early summer buy was heralded as a real coup, a player who could offer genuine width. During Mancini’s tenure in charge, City had often played with inverted wingers with no real wide option available. The signing of Navas was seen as catalyst for change at City. Later on in the window, City secured the signing of Alvaro Negredo. Not the …
Goal Involvement Stats | Ramsey, Suarez, Lukaku, Aguero and Remy

Goal Involvement Stats | Ramsey, Suarez, Lukaku, Aguero and Remy

There have been some interesting statistics on Twitter of late about “Goals Involved” in. This is when you divide the minutes played by the total goals and assists of a player to show how often they've been involved in a goal for their respective side.  As you can see Luis Suarez has been in blistering form since returning from his ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic. The debates have begun again about whether Luis Suarez is the best player in the …
West Ham vs Manchester City Preview | Team News & Key Players

West Ham vs Manchester City Preview | Team News & Key Players

West Ham welcome Manchester City to Upton Park this weekend for Saturday’s evening kick-off. The game will be eagerly anticipated by both sets of fans after the international break. The Hammers will be in a buoyant mood after their last Premier League outing which saw them defeat local rivals Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 at White Hart Lane. The victory was West Ham’s first since the opening day of the season, and Sam Allardyce will hope it will spur them on to …
Manchester City 4 Newcastle Utd 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Manchester City 4 Newcastle Utd 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

The reign of Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City began with a resounding home victory over an energetic if poorly organised Newcastle side on Monday evening. The 4-0 scoreline didn’t flatter City on the balance of play but they were undoubtedly helped by a moment of madness from Steven Taylor. The game was already beyond Newcastle when Taylor was sent off for striking Aguero on the back of the head but the manner of Newcastle’s defeat may have been tempered had …
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