What have Southampton learnt from Swansea? | City 3 Saints 2 | Opta Stats

What have Southampton learnt from Swansea? | City 3 Saints 2 | Opta Stats

Although very early days, there have been a lot of comparisons between Southampton and Swansea since the south coast side gained promotion from the Championship last season – with many tipping Southampton to ‘emulate’ Swansea’s achievements last year and finish the highest placed promoted team come the end of the season. Swansea began their first Premier League season last year by playing Manchester City away; the very same scenario Southampton faced upon their return to the top flight. Swansea lost …
Community Shield Tactical Report | Chelsea FC 2 Manchester City 3

Community Shield Tactical Report | Chelsea FC 2 Manchester City 3

Shevchenko sinks Sweden | Ukraine Match Stats Report

Shevchenko sinks Sweden | Ukraine Match Stats Report

Leading up to the game, many thought Ukraine vs. Sweden would be Monday's undercard with England and France doing battle earlier on in the day. To still say this would be disrespectful to either team, as a scintillating second half saw 3 goals inside 10 minutes. Ukraine were somewhat of an unknown entity coming into this tournament, and many doubted them against Sweden . They hadn't played a competitive fixture in over 2 years, many thought their brightest sparks were …
Sweden's hopes dashed by Shevchenko - A Sweden match report

Sweden's hopes dashed by Shevchenko - A Sweden match report

Sweden's tournament started off with less of a bang than they had hoped, 3 points dropped to a Ukraine team most expected them to beat with games against England and France to come, many expected Sweden to take 3 points and quickly shift their focus to the next game on Friday versus England but this was not the case. 2 goals from Andrey Shevchenko countered the opening goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to give Ukraine the victory and send Sweden to …
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 …
Arsenal 1 - 0 Manchester City: Match Review

Arsenal 1 - 0 Manchester City: Match Review

Arsenal are firmly back in the third place driving seat and looking good for automatic Champions League football next season after sinking Manchester City's super-expensive ship at the Emirates last evening, drowning any lingering hopes of the Citizens' title challenge this season. The City match and the upcoming visit of Chelsea were touted as being the litmus test which would define Arsenal's season. The Gunners have answered the first question emphatically and in the process regained their winning ways after …
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 …
Battle of N.London | Arsenal 5 Spurs 2

Battle of N.London | Arsenal 5 Spurs 2

One of the best matches of the Premier League season ended 5-2, as Arsenal sensationally came back from two goals down to beat their North London rivals. It was an alarmingly open game, and not the first time this season we've had a big match with goals galore. It was not quite a game of two halves as much as three thirds, with Tottenham arguably dominating the first thirty minutes, while Arsenal swept away the rest of the game. The …
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