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Arsenal Woes Continues

Arsenal slumped to a shock 3-2 defeat against Stoke City after a disastrous first half at the Britannia Stadium.The Gunners fell behind to a Peter Crouch goal within seconds of kick-off, before Bojan and Jon Walters both struck ahead of half time.Bojan then saw a goal disallowed after the interval and Arsenal rallied as Santi Cazorla converted a penalty and ... Read More »

Manchester City Pip Everton As Aguero Joins Injury List

Sergio Aguero went off injured as Manchester City defeated Everton 1-0 to close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea to three points. The Argentinian has been in blistering form in recent weeks, his brace in Wednesday’s 4-1 demolition of Sunderland taking his tally for the season to 19 goals in all competitions. VIEW FROM THE ETIHAD By Peter Staunton Manchester City will be ... Read More »

How We Lost At Newcastle-Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has slammed Newcastle’s time-wasting “strategy” as Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end at St James’s Park on Saturday afternoon. A double from substitute Papiss Cisse put the hosts ahead and, despite the Magpies being reduced to 10 men and Didier Drogba scoring with time to spare, the Blues were unable to find a late ... Read More »

Balotelli In Trouble Again!

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been charged by the Football Association after posting an image on his Instagram account that is alleged to be racist and anti-Semitic. The Italy international posted an image of video game character Super Mario accompanied with a caption that referenced black people and Jewish culture before swiftly deleting it.             ... Read More »

Juventus Ends Winning Streak

Juventus dropped points for just the third time in the league this season, as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Fiorentina on Friday night. Massimiliano Allegri’s men dictated play for much of the match on Friday, but failed to make the most of their superiority and subsequently handed second-placed Roma a boost in their battle to catch the ... Read More »

AFCON Draws Produces Group Of Death

Even by the standards of the Africa Cup of Nations’ long history, the last few weeks have been a particularly turbulent period. Yet Wednesday’s draw conjured up a magnificent group of four big-hitters which immediately replaced concern and conjecture with excitement and anticipation. The long, drawn-out ceremony in Malabo was well worth waiting for, with Ghana, Algeria, South Africa and ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger Pours Accolades On Sanchez

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hailed “fabulous” Alexis Sanchez after his late strike secured a 1-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday. The London club looked set to have to settle for a point at the Emirates Stadium as they struggled to break down a spirited and resolute Southampton side. Fraser Forster produced sensational saves to deny Danny ... Read More »

Gerrard Inspires Liverpool To Epic Victory

Steven Gerrard marked his return to the starting XI with a crucial goal as Liverpool defeated 10-man Leicester City to move into the top half of the Premier League. The hosts took the lead on 22 minutes when Leonardo Ulloa’s shot found the back of the net via the post and the back of Simon Mignolet, but Adam Lallana pounced ... Read More »

Manchester United March On!

Manchester United beat Stoke City 2-1 at Old Trafford to secure their fourth consecutive Premier League victory. But they were made to sweat for it as Mame Biram Diouf, a former Red Devil, saw two efforts cleared away on the line in stoppage time. Juan Mata’s second-half free-kick evaded everybody and flew into the corner to help the hosts earn ... Read More »

Ancelotti, Simeone & Low nominated for World Coach of the Year

Fifa and France Football have announced that Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, Atletico Madrid‘s Diego Simeone and Germany boss Joachim Low will contest the 2014 World Coach of the Year award. Ancelotti guided Madrid to their 10th European Cup success in his first season at the Santiago Bernabeu, while also steering them to Copa del Rey glory. Simeone was a key ... Read More »