Strikerless Man City Beat Crystal Palace to put Pressure on Chelsea

Strikerless Man City Beat Crystal Palace to put Pressure on Chelsea

No strikers? No problem. David Silva scored a second half double and Yaya Toure added a third in an inspired second half performance which catapulted Manchester City level with Chelsea. The reigning champions struggled to break down the organised Crystal Palace defence and were lucky not to be behind by half time, but made the visitors pay for not capitalising on their chances with a much improved second half performance. The visitors were wrongly denied a regular goal at 2-0 …
The Modern Day Use Of Full Backs | Evra, Baines, Enrique Stats 12/13

The Modern Day Use Of Full Backs | Evra, Baines, Enrique Stats 12/13

Football often develops additional roles for players through constant progression in methods of play, putting increased significance on certain tactical styles. New footballing philosophies are created and developed to improve performance levels, and bring fresh ideas into the game. The basis in which players are instructed to be responsible for various duties within any one position is rapidly increasing. This can be seen in every position from goalkeeper through to striker. The ways in which these tactics are instructed upon a …
Aston Villa 3 Man City 2 | Post Match Tactical Analysis

Aston Villa 3 Man City 2 | Post Match Tactical Analysis

"The way we lost this game was incredible. We led twice, and we had control of the game" The words of Manuel Pellegrini after the game and an entirely appropriate description of events. Man City twice led in this game yet somehow conspired to lose all three points despite controlling the game throughout and creating a number of good scoring opportunities. This was a game which could have provided a far more interesting tactical battle than that which actually emerged. Line Ups …
Goals Analysis: Manchester City 3 Sunderland 0

Goals Analysis: Manchester City 3 Sunderland 0

A goal from substitute Sergio Agüero came in between two thumping free kicks as Manchester City recorded their first clean sheet of the season in a comfortable 3-0 win over Sunderland. Kolarov Goal (1-0) After 5 minutes Manchester City took the lead thanks to a brilliant Kolarov free kick. The free kick came from a crude challenge from Cuellar on Carlos Tevez after Manchester City had counter attacked with unstoppable pace. Adam Johnson had isolated Aleksandar Kolarov and tried to cut …
EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week - Premier League Matchday 7

EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week - Premier League Matchday 7

End of another fascinating weekend of the Premier League and it's time to check out – EPLIndex’s Team of the Week using the EPLIndex.com’s Stats Centre (Subscribe for Access to the EPLIndex Stats Centre) This time 5 goal keepers managed to keep a clean sheet while we had as many as 34 goals scored by 33 different players (+ 1 own goal) so things became a lil too difficult this time! We've opted for a 4-4-2 this week - team is below with the reasons beneath! Joe …
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