Liverpool 1 Manchester United 2 | Goals & Match Analysis

Liverpool 1 Manchester United 2 | Goals & Match Analysis

A Liverpool Vs Manchester United derby has always created an interesting game and this game was just that. Liverpool however dominated the game for long periods creating more chances than Manchester United throughout. Line Ups: 1st Half: Both teams had chances but it was Liverpool that had the majority. Young Raheem Sterling is a shining light in this Liverpool side, full of confidence wanting to run at players and combining with Suarez well. This happened a few times in the …
Is the Premier League becoming more technical?

Is the Premier League becoming more technical?

It's fair to say the Premier League has never been the most technically gifted league in the world. Throughout the 90's and 2000's many teams went for the more physical approach, playing a 4-4-2 with two combatting central midfield players as well as a strong number 9 to win the knock downs. However, in recent years the tide has slowly started to change. The increase in coverage of the UEFA Champions League has made many coaches and fans around England …
End Of An Era? Manchester United 2 Swansea City 0

End Of An Era? Manchester United 2 Swansea City 0

In the early kick off Manchester City had defeated Newcastle United to strengthen their position and be within touching distance of their first league title since 1968. As Swansea visited the theatre of dreams, it is safe to say that their dreams had come true. With the away fans making a lot of noise at the start of the game the atmosphere was understandably somewhat subdued. Gunning For Goals Manchester United dominated proceedings but it took until the 28th minute …
How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season? | Opta Stats Comparison

How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season? | Opta Stats Comparison

This series of articles will look at how each team in the Premier League has compared to last season. (Please note Norwich, Swansea and QPR will not be included as they were in the Championship last season). With Manchester City fighting Manchester United for the title. Arsenal, Spurs, Newcastle and Chelsea battling it out for third and fourth and Liverpool struggling in the league - we  start by looking at these seven teams. Manchester City As you can see from the table above …
Title Winning Education from Man United's 'Schooles'

Title Winning Education from Man United's 'Schooles'

A win for Manchester United at home to Queens Park Rangers saw them go eight points clear of Manchester City who lost to Arsenal, later on the same day. Early Controversy United were clear favourites to win against a struggling QPR side and began with great composure. QPR had hardly managed to get out of their own half when in the fourteenth minute Young was deemed to have been fouled in the box by Derry. Although there appeared to be …
The Winning Habit | Manchester United make it 6 in a row

The Winning Habit | Manchester United make it 6 in a row

With Manchester City being held to a one all draw by Stoke, Manchester United had the chance to open up a 3 point gap at the top of the table. Playing at Old Trafford against an out of form Fulham side, United were expected to take all three points. Shaky Start For the first twenty-five minutes the home team seemed to be conscious of the possibility of being outright league leaders. A cagey start saw Fulham grow in confidence and take the initiative. Dembele and …
Chelsea v Man United | An Analysis

Chelsea v Man United | An Analysis

When looking back at the 2010-2011 season there was only one real stand out match for Chelsea which was positive, the home fixture against Manchester United. This fixture was the start of a small turn-around in the season, a lift that was needed for us to at least challenge for the title, in fact at half time in this fixture we were 18 points adrift of our opposition, the next time we faced them we closed down that deficit to …
United vs Norwich Preview

United vs Norwich Preview

Following their blistering start to the season Manchester United's recent games have begun to highlight their defensive problems. Whilst bedding in a new goal-keeper makes any team somewhat vulnerable defensively, David De Gea has not been helped by the ease at which teams have breached the defensive lines in front of him. Currently, he has made the highest number of saves (32) in the league, giving him a saves/shots ratio of 86%. Against Stoke and Basel, United should have lost …
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