Match Report: Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Manchester United

Match Report: Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Manchester United

Saturday's late kickoff saw two teams on a three-game losing streak clash. Home side Crystal Palace have effectively nothing left to play for other than personal pride, whereas Manchester United were desperately seeking points in order to consolidate a precious fourth position above chasing Liverpool. And so at Selhurst Park, the two sides played out a sloppy, high tempo affair that resulted in the away side pulling out the win despite a major scare. Pre match, there were a few …
Relegation Battle Heats Up - QPR 2-0 Burnley

Relegation Battle Heats Up - QPR 2-0 Burnley

The 2014/15 relegation battle took another twist on Saturday as two relegation favourites went head-to-head in a must-win match for both teams. Star men Danny Ings and Charlie Austin both made their professional debut on 6th October 2009 and find themselves as their respective team's top goal scorer in the Premier League 5 years on, as the Clarets travelled to Loftus Road. Both were looking to find the vital goals that would lift their team out of the relegation zone …
Everton 3 Aston Villa 0 | In-depth Stats Analysis

Everton 3 Aston Villa 0 | In-depth Stats Analysis

It's been a tough start to the season for Everton, but Saturday's 3-0 victory over Aston Villa brought a smile to every Everton fans' face. Goals from Phil Jagielka, Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman won them the game. It was a difficult first half for the hosts, Aston Villa did have some threat but in the second half it was all Everton. What was it that won them game? Lets break the game down.   Starting Line-Ups Everton played in …
Swansea 4 QPR 1 | Match Summary Stats

Swansea 4 QPR 1 | Match Summary Stats

Michu again scored a brace, like he did in the corresponding fixture back in the first week of the new season.  Swansea completed a emphatic double over QPR and came out 4-1 winners at Liberty Stadium to heap more misery on their relegation threatened visitors. QPR had conceded just once in their previous five Premier League games, but they two early strikes from the Swans put the game to bed early on. Michu ended his goal drought in the 8th minute …
Chelsea 8 Aston Villa 0 | Match & Stats Report

Chelsea 8 Aston Villa 0 | Match & Stats Report

Seven different goal scorers contributed to Chelsea’s 8-0 win against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea finished practically every chance they were presented with, with the glaring exception of one missed penalty. It was a straight forward match. Torres scored within three minutes and Chelsea never looked like conceding. Chelsea dominated and Villa utterly folded. Chelsea lined up in a familiar formation. Lampard and Luiz anchored the midfield behind Hazard, Mata, and Moses. Luiz’s move from central defense to midfield …
Reading 3 Manchester United 4 | Match & Stats Report

Reading 3 Manchester United 4 | Match & Stats Report

It was a very straightforward match at the Madejski Stadium. It was also one of the most exciting matches of the season thus far, if not the most. Both teams looked set to score at any point during the match. After the full 90 minutes there were 18 scoring chances created between the teams. Manchester United slumped at the back and conceded three goals after finally getting a clean-sheet against West Ham last weekend. Reading for their part looked deadly …
Tactical Analysis: West Brom vs. Chelsea, 2-1

Tactical Analysis: West Brom vs. Chelsea, 2-1

Chelsea’s downturn of form continued at the Hawthorns, with a 2-1 loss to West Brom. It is now no wins in four league games (L, D, D, L) for the European Champions. On the other hand, West Brom under the tutelage of Steve Clarke, have continued their strong performances throughout the season so far – this win sees them go into 4th, 1 point behind Chelsea. Line Ups West Brom lined up in their usual 4-2-3-1, however, Gareth McAuley and …
Norwich 1 Manchester United 0 | Match & Stats Report

Norwich 1 Manchester United 0 | Match & Stats Report

Manchester United were predictably leaky at the back at Carrow Road, but surprisingly had little in response after going one goal down against an attacking Norwich side. Norwich continued to gain strength as their familiarity with Chris Hughton’s system increases. The Canaries have gone 5 matches without losing or conceding more than one goal. The match mirrored United’s win against Villa last weekend. The major difference was the lack of an impact substitute. Javier Hernandez started the match rather than …
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