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Without Kane and Son, Pochettino facing toughest task yet with Spurs

Harry Winks scored with the final kick of the game to lead Tottenham past Fulham after losing Dele Alli to injury late on. Harry Winks scored with the final kick of the game to lead Tottenham past Fulham after losing Dele Alli to injury late on. Paul Mariner and Ross Dyer look at how Tottenham dug deep to defeat Fulham, and evaluate the side's deepening injury woes with Dele Alli going off. LONDON -- With about 10 minutes left at Craven Cottage, a fizzing cross was deli...
Tags: London, Football, Sport, Tottenham Hotspur, Spurs, Tottenham, Fulham, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Fernando Llorente, Dele Alli, Kane, English Premier League, Ross Dyer, Paul Mariner, Craven Cottage


Maurizio Sarri blasts his players but Chelsea's issues are his fault

Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny scored to give Arsenal a massive London derby win over Chelsea to close the top-four gap to three points. Craig Burley breaks down how Unai Emery adjusted his Arsenal side to nullify Maurizio Sarri's rigid tactics for Chelsea. Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny scored to give Arsenal a massive London derby win over Chelsea to close the top-four gap to three points. Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny scored to...
Tags: London, Football, Blog, Sport, Chelsea, Arsenal, Jose Mourinho, Laurent Koscielny, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Alexandre Lacazette, English Premier League, Maurizio Sarri, Craig Burley, Sarri, Unai Emery


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's tactical acumen overcomes Mauricio Pochettino

Stewart Robson shares his thoughts on how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's tactics and vital saves from David de Gea helped them overcome Tottenham 1-0 at Wembley. Craig Burley goes to the tape and demonstrates how the pace of Manchester United's front three played a key role in their win at Tottenham. David De Gea's 11 saves helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer become the first Man United manager to win his first six matches with a huge win at Tottenham. David De Gea&apos...
Tags: London, Football, Blog, Sport, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, Wembley, David De Gea, United, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Mike Dean, English Premier League


Liverpool again show they will sacrifice style in favour of results on the road to the Premier League title

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points with a battling 1-0 win over Brighton. Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points with a battling 1-0 win over Brighton. Alexis Nunes and Paul Mariner examine Liverpool's bounce-back win at Brighton & Hove Albion and its implications on the title race. BRIGHTON, England -- In any title-winning season there are games that end up being almost forgotten: stagi...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Premier League, Liverpool, Brighton, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, English Premier League, Alexis Nunes, Paul Mariner, Brighton Hove Albion, Brighton England, Brighton Liverpool


Samir Nasri shines to show Unai Emery and Arsenal what they're missing in attack

Samir Nasri assisted on Declan Rice's winner as West Ham defeated Arsenal at home for the first time since November 2006. English Premier League: Declan Rice (48') West Ham 1-0 Arsenal If, before Saturday's 1-0 win over Arsenal, you had informed a West Ham supporter that Samir Nasri and Marko Arnautovic would be substituted together after 70 minutes, they probably would have imagined a very different storyline. Nasri was seemingly lacking match fitness and making his fir...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, West Ham United, Arsenal, West Ham, Samir Nasri, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Marko Arnautovic, English Premier League, Arnautovic, Unai Emery, Nasri, Declan Rice


Ramsey serenaded by Arsenal fans, yet Emery seems content to let him leave

Nineteen-year-old Joe Willock scored twice, and Alex Iwobi added a third, as Arsenal cantered into the 4th round. BLACKPOOL, England -- These are strange and confusing times for Aaron Ramsey. The Arsenal midfielder is playing for a manager who sanctioned the withdrawal of a new contract offer earlier this season, but despite being unwanted by Unai Emery, the Welshman knows he has admirers at Juventus, Bayern Munich and Liverpool, all of which are prepared to sign him as a free agent this summ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Liverpool, Arsenal, Aaron Ramsey, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, English FA Cup, Alex Iwobi, Emery, Ramsey, Unai Emery, Blackpool England, Joe Willock, Juventus Bayern Munich


Manchester City ditch style in dramatic win to put brakes on Liverpool title charge

Manchester City won a crucial match against league leaders Liverpool to close the gap to four points and reignite the title race. Manchester City won a crucial match against league leaders Liverpool to close the gap to four points and reignite the title race. Manchester City won a crucial match against league leaders Liverpool to close the gap to four points and reignite the title race. Craig Burley and Paul Mariner highlight the areas in which Pep Guardiola bested Jur...
Tags: Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Vincent Kompany, Pep Guardiola, John Stones, Mark Ogden, Espn, Jurgen Klopp, Man City, Etihad, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, English Premier League, Craig Burley


Manchester City ditch style in dramatic win to put brakes on Liverpool title talk

Manchester City won a crucial match against league leaders Liverpool to close the gap to four points and reignite the title race. Manchester City won a crucial match against league leaders Liverpool to close the gap to four points and reignite the title race. Manchester City won a crucial match against league leaders Liverpool to close the gap to four points and reignite the title race. Craig Burley and Paul Mariner highlight the areas in which Pep Guardiola bested Jur...
Tags: Football, Sport, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Vincent Kompany, Pep Guardiola, John Stones, Mark Ogden, Espn, Jurgen Klopp, Man City, Etihad, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, English Premier League


Man City edge must-win clash vs. Liverpool, reignite title race in spite of defensive issues

Manchester City won a crucial match against league leaders Liverpool to close the gap to four points and reignite the title race. MANCHESTER, England -- Three thoughts from the Etihad Stadium on Manchester City's 2-1 win over Liverpool in the Premier League. 1. Sane, Aguero finally snap Liverpool's unbeaten start Leroy Sane's 71st-minute winner for Manchester City reignited the Premier League title race and ended Liverpool's unbeaten start to the campaign, as the champions...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Sergio Aguero, Etihad Stadium, Agüero, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, English Premier League, Leroy Sane, MANCHESTER England, Etihad Having


Arsenal bounce back from Liverpool shame with emphatic victory over struggling Fulham

LONDON -- Arsenal began 2019 with three precious points as they swept aside Fulham 4-1 at the Emirates. Here are three quick thoughts from their New Year's Day win. 1. Arsenal bounce back with big win This felt like an important victory for Arsenal. Their 5-1 defeat to Liverpool last time out was, by a distance, their worst defeat of Unai Emery's reign thus far. As a side with a reputation for lacking mental toughness under his predecessor Arsene Wenger, the big question here was how...
Tags: London, Football, Blog, Sport, Liverpool, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Fulham, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Emery, English Premier League, Unai Emery, Emirates Here


Man City stop the bleeding at Southampton but suspect defence remains a concern

Manchester City were given early worries, but returned to winning ways with a 1-3 rout of Southampton at St Mary's. SOUTHAMPTON, England -- Three points from St Mary's on Man City's 3-1 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday. 1. City rediscover their identity, get back in the winner's circle The sign that Manchester City had rediscovered something like their best came in the 19th minute of this 3-1 win over Southampton. Ederson received the ball under pressur...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Premier League, Southampton, Manchester City, Man City, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, English Premier League, St Mary, Southampton England, Southampton Ederson


Liverpool dominate hapless Arsenal with Roberto Firmino leading the charge

LIVERPOOL, England -- Three thoughts on Liverpool's 5-1 win vs. Arsenal in the Premier League. 1. Title favourites Liverpool march on Liverpool moved nine points clear at the top of the Premier League, and 10 clear of champions Manchester City, with a destruction of Arsenal at Anfield that saw with Roberto Firmino end a recent barren run with a hat trick. Although City can reduce the deficit to seven points with a win at Southampton on Sunday, the manner of Liverpool's victory will hav...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Premier League, Liverpool, Southampton, Manchester City, Arsenal, Anfield, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Roberto Firmino, English Premier League, LIVERPOOL England


Liverpool have a defence to trust in pursuit of Premier League glory

Arsenal led at Anfield for three minutes before Roberto Firmino and Liverpool unleashed and widened their Premier League lead to nine points. Arsenal led at Anfield for three minutes before Roberto Firmino and Liverpool unleashed and widened their Premier League lead to nine points. Craig Burley and Dan Thomas recap another excellent day in the Premier League for Liverpool and round up all the other story lines from Saturday's fixtures. Liverpool defenders Virgil ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Premier League, Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle, Anfield, Jurgen Klopp, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Roberto Firmino, Virgil Van Dijk, English Premier League, Craig Burley, Dan Thomas, Andy Robertson


Spurs' dominant win at Everton heaps pressure on Premier League leaders

Tottenham turned an early deficit into a six-goal masterclass at Goodison Park, dismantling Everton with goals from their four biggest stars. LIVERPOOL, England -- Three quick thoughts from Tottenham's 6-2 Premier League win over Everton on Sunday at Goodison Park. 1. Spurs keep the pressure on the leaders If the title chase is only a two-horse race, nobody has told Tottenham. While Mauricio Pochettino has been reluctant to talk up his side's chances, pointing to the financial p...
Tags: Football, Sport, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Manchester City, Spurs, Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, Everton, Goodison Park, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, English Premier League, Goodison Park 1 Spurs


Man United aren't back yet but a big win under Solskjaer is just what the struggling club needed

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign at Manchester United begins with a highly impressive 5-1 win over Cardiff City. Steve Nicol recaps Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sensational start as Man United manager with a 5-1 win over Cardiff City. Steve Nicol rounds up a big day in the Premier League with Man City and Chelsea beaten at home and Man United thrashing Cardiff. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign at Manchester United begins with a highly impressive 5-1 win over Cardiff C...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Chelsea, Manchester United, Cardiff City, Jose Mourinho, Man City, United, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, English Premier League, Solskjaer, Cardiff City CARDIFF Wales, Cardiff City Steve Nicol


Salah's return to top form is key to Liverpool's growing Premier League title hopes

Liverpool impressed yet again with a comfortable win over Wolves at Molineux extending their lead to four points at the top of the Premier League table. It was Liverpool manager Bill Shankly who claimed that "form is temporary and class is permanent," but it is a statement that could have been dreamed up by Jurgen Klopp to describe Mohamed Salah. The Liverpool forward has not had a bad season at Anfield by any means but he was so exceptionally good during his first campaign at the club, in 2...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Premier League, Liverpool, Anfield, Jurgen Klopp, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Mohamed Salah, Bill Shankly, English Premier League, Salah, Molineux


Tottenham players must continue to show Pochettino what he could leave behind

Goals from Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli sealed Tottenham's progression into the Carabao Cup semifinals over rivals Arsenal. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino plays down the 'rumours' suggesting he's in the running to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. Mark Ogden breaks down what makes Mauricio Pochettino the perfect candidate to succeed Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. Dele Alli scored a sublime goal, was hit by a bottle from the Arse...
Tags: London, Football, Blog, Sport, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Spurs, Tottenham, Arsenal, Mauricio Pochettino, Jose Mourinho, Mark Ogden, Pochettino, United, Blog Post


Kevin De Bruyne returns, Man City survive penalties to advance to Carabao Cup semis

Manchester City advanced to the Carabao Cup semifinals following a 3-1 penalty shootout win over Leicester City. LEICESTER, England -- Three points from the King Power Stadium on Manchester City's penalty-shootout win over Leicester City in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup. 1. De Bruyne returns in style, holders City survive and advance It was another penalty shootout in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup for these two sides and it was the same result as City squeezed through, bare...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Manchester City, Leicester City, Man City, Kevin De Bruyne, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, De Bruyne, James Maddison, Caglar Soyuncu, Leicester City LEICESTER England, English Carabao Cup, Aro Muric


Liverpool fans' ridicule shows how far Jose Mourinho has fallen

Jose Mourinho did not appreciate getting asked if he has the backing of the dressing room following Manchester United's loss to Liverpool. With Liverpool getting their first league win over Manchester United since 2014, FC's Shaka Hislop examines the gulf in class between the two sides. Liverpool beat Manchester United for the first time since 2013-14 as they reclaim the top spot in the Premier League from Manchester City. With Liverpool getting their first l...
Tags: Football, Sport, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho, Anfield, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Mourinho, English Premier League, Don, Shaka Hislop, Liverpool With Liverpool, Manchester City LIVERPOOL England


Xherdan Shaqiri, Liverpool overcome Alisson's mistake, add to Man United's woe

Liverpool beat Manchester United for the first time since 2013-14 as they reclaim the top spot in the Premier League from Manchester City. LIVERPOOL, England -- Three thoughts from Anfield on Liverpool's 3-1 win over Manchester United in the Premier League. 1.Shaqiri sends Liverpool back to the top  Substitute Xherdan Shaqiri struck twice in the space of nine minutes to seal a 3-1 victory for Liverpool against Manchester United and send Jurgen Klopp's team back to the top of the Pre...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Jose Mourinho, Anfield, Jurgen Klopp, United, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Paul Pogba, Xherdan Shaqiri, Jesse Lingard, English Premier League


Club America achieve historic 13th title as Cruz Azul curse continues

MEXICO CITY -- Edson Alvarez netted two second half goals as Club America defeated Cruz Azul 2-0 on Sunday to win the Liga MX 2018 Apertura inside Estadio Azteca. The teams had tied 0-0 in Thursday's first leg. Here are three quick thoughts: 1. Alvarez etches name in history as America claim title No. 13 This was Edson Alvarez's night in Estadio Azteca. When other more experienced heads around him couldn't get a grip and stick the ball into the back of the net, it was the 21-year-...
Tags: Mexico, Football, America, Sport, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Cruz Azul, Club America, Alvarez, Estadio Azteca, Edson Alvarez, Mexican Liga BBVA Bancomer


Arsenal's 22-game unbeaten run ends with defensive lapses at Southampton

A Danny Ings brace and a late Charlie Austin winner helped Southampton triumph over Arsenal, ending the Gunner's four-month unbeaten run. SOUTHAMPTON, England -- Three thoughts on Southampton's 3-2 win vs. Arsenal in the Premier League. 1. Saints stun Arsenal to end unbeaten run There should not be any panic for Arsenal, given this was their first defeat since August, and their first to a team not called Manchester City or Chelsea. But defeat it was and to a side in real danger of rel...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Premier League, Southampton, Manchester City, Arsenal, Danny Ings, Saints, Charlie Austin, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, English Premier League, St Mary


Man City bounce back with Everton win as Gabriel Jesus breaks goal drought

Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Man City produced a convincing win over a battling Everton side in Manchester. MANCHESTER, England -- Three quick thoughts as Manchester City went back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Everton. 1. Man City bounce back Manchester City are back on top of the Premier League, until Sunday afternoon at least, and their powers of recovery were firmly in evidence once again. Each of their three previous top-flight defeats had quickly been followed up w...
Tags: Football, Sport, Premier League, Manchester City, Everton, Man City, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, English Premier League, Gabriel Jesus, Manchester MANCHESTER England


Salah, Alisson the heroes as Liverpool beat Napoli, reach Champions League last-16

PARIS -- Three points from a dramatic night at Anfield as Liverpool advanced to the last-16 at Napoli's expense. 1. Alisson, Salah send Liverpool through to last-16 Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker produced a world-class save to deny Arkadiusz Milik in stoppage time and sent Liverpool into the Champions League round of 16 following a 1-0 win against Napoli at Anfield. Mohamed Salah's goal on 34 minutes looked to be enough to clinch the victory required by Jurgen Klopp's tea...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Liverpool, Paris, Anfield, Jurgen Klopp, Blog Post, Napoli, Blog - The Match, UEFA Champions League, Arkadiusz Milik, Alisson Becker, Anfield Mohamed Salah, Alisson Salah, Salah Alisson


Spurs sneak into UCL knockout rounds after fighting back for draw at Barca

Lucas Moura's 85th-minute goal saw Tottenham advance to the Champions League knockout rounds. BARCELONA -- Three quick thoughts on the 1-1 Champions League draw between Barcelona and Tottenham on Tuesday at the Camp Nou. 1. Spurs sneak into Champions League knockout rounds Tottenham Hotspur remain in the Champions League by the skin of their teeth after Lucas Moura's 85th-minute goal cancelled out Ousmane Dembele's fine individual effort as they came from behind to draw with Ba...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, Spurs, Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, Inter Milan, Barca, Camp Nou, Blog Post, Lucas Moura, Blog - The Match, UEFA Champions League, Ousmane Dembele


Manchester City surrender unbeaten record, Premier League lead at Chelsea

Chelsea handed Manchester City their first league defeat of the season overpowering the league leaders at Stamford Bridge. LONDON -- Three points from Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League win over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. 1. City surrender unbeaten record at Chelsea Manchester City suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season and surrendered top spot in the table to Liverpool after losing 2-0 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. N'Golo Kante's 44th-m...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Stamford Bridge, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, David Luiz, English Premier League, Maurizio Sarri, Golo Kante, Chelsea Manchester City, Stamford Bridge LONDON


Respite for Mourinho, home goal for Lukaku as Man United cruise past Fulham

Marcus Rashford scored an excellent goal and provided two assists as Man United eased past 10-man Fulham at Old Trafford. MANCHESTER, England -- Three points on Manchester United's 4-1 win vs. Fulham in the Premier League. 1. Much-needed win for Mourinho, Man United Manchester United can do routine after all. There was no crisis and no spectacular comeback; just a comfortable win against a team they were expected to beat. The pressure on Jose Mourinho, who recorded his 50th league win in c...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Premier League, Manchester United, Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho, Fulham, Romelu Lukaku, Man United, United, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Mourinho, Lukaku, English Premier League


Atlanta United end Portland's magic road form to lift MLS Cup

Atlanta United lift their first MLS Cup in just their second-ever season with a convincing 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers. Atlanta United and owner Arthur Blank celebrated winning the team's first ever MLS Cup. ATLANTA -- Atlanta United defeated the Portland Timbers 2-0 on Saturday night to win their first MLS Cup. Josef Martinez was the game's MVP with a goal and an assist, while Franco Escobar made the game safe with a second-half tally. Here are three thoughts on At...
Tags: Football, Blog, Atlanta, Sport, Portland, Major League Soccer, Blog Post, Portland Timbers, Blog - The Match, Atlanta United, Atlanta United FC, Arthur Blank, Josef Martinez, ATLANTA Atlanta United, Franco Escobar, Portland Timbers Atlanta United


Liverpool's Mo Salah silences critics as hat trick beats Bournemouth

English Premier League: Mohamed Salah (77') Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool BOURNEMOUTH, England -- Three points on Liverpool's 4-0 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League, which saw Mo Salah bag a hat trick. 1. Liverpool march on Liverpool finished their latest victory not knowing how long their spell at the top of the Premier League would last, with Manchester City facing Chelsea later in the day. But more than transient league positions with not even half a season gone, it's extr...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, Bournemouth, Afc Bournemouth, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, Mohamed Salah, English Premier League, Mo Salah, Liverpool BOURNEMOUTH England Three


The Premier League has a title race; can Man City handle the pressure?

Chelsea handed Manchester City their first league defeat of the season overpowering the league leaders at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea handed Manchester City their first league defeat of the season overpowering the league leaders at Stamford Bridge. LONDON -- Pressure, heat of battle, mind games; they are all key elements of every title battle, apart from when a team wins the Premier League by 19 points and leaves the rest trailing in their wake. Manchester City were so utterly dominant la...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester City, Man City, Blog Post, Blog - The Match, English Premier League, Stamford Bridge Chelsea, Stamford Bridge LONDON