Southampton 1-0 Stoke City Premier League 25th October 2014
Sadio Mané's 33rd minute strike secured yet another home win for high-flying Southampton at St. Mary's on Saturday. The former Red Bull Salzburg thumped the ball home after a Graziano Pelle effort had hit the post and it was fair reward for another impressive display from the Saints.
Sunderland 0-2 Arsenal Premier League 25th October 2014
Arsenal secured a much-needed if hardly-deserved victory at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. The Gunners' best player by some distance, Alexis Sanchez, bagged both goals in a game where the hosts were once again their own worst enemies.
Former Arsenal keeper Vito Mannone was again the fall guy, fresh from last week's 8-0 thrashing at Southampton the Sunderland keeper made another catastrophic error to let in Alexei Sanchez for his second goal!
It may only have been a consolation goal but David Silva's goal against West Ham today was something special as he weaved his magic before dispatching his shot into the left hand corner of the net with a sublime curler.
Cruzeiro defender Egidio managed to miraculously save the ball from entering the net in their 1-1 Brasileirao home draw with Palmeiras. A shot by Verdao's Mouche hit the post and was about to enter the goal when the 28-year-old Brazilian managed to clear it away somewhat clumsily.
British comedian and madcap West Ham fan Russell Brand showed what it really meant to the fans following West Ham's 2-1 win against champions Manchester City today by gatecrashing Sam Allardyce's presser to kiss him!
It wasn't a great day for Barcelona as they were beaten by bitter rivals Real Madrid 3-1 in todays El Clasico at the Bernabeu it did start off well enough as Neymer gave the visitors the lead after just 4 minutes and he also produced this brilliant trick before Madrid bamboozled them most notably in the second half.
I don't know exactly why Joe Allen get's the nod over Philippe Coutinho but he somehow does! However Coutinho did replace Allen with a half hour left and produced this piece of magic during Liverpool's 0-0 draw with Hull today.
It seems a little bit churlish to complain about things that Arsene Wenger has done after Arsenal won an away game 2-0, but just as I look for positives after a disappointing result, I do feel that there were a few strange decisions from the Frenchman at Sunderland today. I can understand why Wenger was [.
Sunderland 0 – 2 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6 He made a few easy saves and was commanding but almost got caught out when he headed the ball away and was caught acres away from his 6 yard box. Chambers – 6 Again, he was very rigid and Sunderland looked to exploit [...]
I don't think it is too harsh on Arsenal and Arsene Wenger to say that the win away to Sunderland was a bit on the lucky side. The Gunners did score twice and keep a rare clean sheet, but that was mostly down to the poor performance of the home side rather than any real [...]
The Premier League game of the week will kick-off at 4pm at Old Trafford as Manchester United take on League leaders Chelsea as the master takes on the apprentice so to speak.
And having exchanged all the platitudes both Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gaal will know that victory tomorrow could make or break there season's more so for Manchester United however a Chelsea win would see them extend their lead at the top to 6 points following Manchester City's surprise defeat to West Ham yesterday.
A square-off between the mentor and his protege occurs at Old Trafford on Sunday (Noon ET on free-to-air NBC in the United States) when Manchester United host Chelsea.
In the past decade, these two teams have competed with one another for the Premier League title on multiple occasions, from the start of Jose Mourinho's first spell at Chelsea to Carlo Ancelotti's two seasons at the club.
While Old Trafford may not emanate the same aura of intimidation these days, going up against Manchester United in their own back yard is a always difficult challenge. That's a narrative that even applies to league leaders Chelsea, who will be the next team to face off against Louis van Gaal's bolstered Red Devils squad in Sunday's match (live on NBC at Noon ET in the USA).
Today's classic clash between the Spanish giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona was not as exciting as previous matches. Before the match, nobody had scored against Barcelona during this season, and perhaps some were expecting Barcelona to have an advantage when Neymar brought them ahead 1-0. But truth is that Barcelona's goalless record has been against other teams in a league where only Atletico
Real Madrid defeated or rather mauled Barcelona to death 3-1. It could have been , should have been, something like 6-1 for Real Madrid but Real Madrid just did not look like the side which scored 3 goals previously. Champions League game midweek might have taken out a bit too much from Real Madrid as [.
First straight up facts. Neymar scored the first goal of the game. A cheeky long ball from Suarez (the kinds he was famous for at Liverpool) saw Neymar take on Carvajal and Pepe. Quite inexplicably, both defenders felt like they had hit quicksand and Neymar got away from them with a single touch on [.
Join the guys as they look back at DC United's past three matches, including the first win ever at Houston, the win against Chicago, and the season closing draw against Montreal. The boys also talk about DC's CONCACF Champions Cup performance and look ahead to the MLS Cup Playoffs.
Missing a few regulars, United were in charge for long spells but struggled to break down the Impact before Espindola's late strike leveled the score.
Playing your best soccer in a game with few short-term consequences is always a bit tricky, and so it proved for D.C. United. Despite owning a sizable possession advantage and producing more shots, crosses, and just about every other attacking stat than the Montreal Impact, the Black-and-Red were held to a 1-1 draw at Stade Saputo.
D.C. United is looking to maintain their momentum in this, their final regular season match of 2014. Montreal, however, will want to send Marco Di Vaio into retirement with one last win after a disappointing season.
Today's game is the end of several things: D.C. United and the Montreal Impact will both end regular seasons that contained lots of surprises, while Impact striker Marco Di Vaio is going to retire after the match.
Current Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino played for Argentina 20 times with two goals from 1999 through 2002, and the former Newell's Old Boy played for both Bordeaux and PSG in France during his playing career of 17 years. Mauricio Pochettinoin his playing days for Argentina Mauricio finished his playing career (he was a central defender) [.
Tottenham will be on a real high following their mid-week Europa Cup victory non more so than Erik Lamela or Harry Kane and the same could be said about Newcastle who grabbed their first win of the season last week to relieve a small bit of pressure on manager Alan Pardew.
We are still missing a few players tomorrow, and at the moment it's not known if Cheick Tiote, Papiss Cisse, Mike Williamson or Sammy Ameobi are fit to play at White Hart Lane. Sir Bobby Robson Newcastle a top four club when this man was manager But it's probably unlikely now that all four [...]
It may not feel like it, but that was actually progress.
Liverpool still weren't very good in attack, at least until subs came on after an hour, but I've no idea how they didn't score at least once. When it rains, it pours, etc. This is the first 0-0 that Liverpool's been involved in since May 5th 2013, 58 matches ago.
A lot has gone right for the New England Revolution over the past three months, but one thing the club has struggled with recently is keeping a clean sheet. Until Saturday night, the Revolution had failed to record a shutout since a 3-0 win at Toronto FC on August 30th, leaving some questions about the defense going into the postseason.
Heading into the final league game of the season Sporting Kansas City is looking to find some semblance of the form that they had earlier in the season and last season. Sporting has really struggled the second half of this season. Of the playoff teams, Kansas City has probably the worst record in the last 10 games, only 3-6-1 in those games heading into tomorrow's game against New York.
Could we potentially get another expansion club announced this season? While my gut tells me the league will hold off on doing another this year it is interesting to see this news. Sacramento Republicteam owners, executives and Sacramento mayer Kevin Johnson visit league headquarters in New York City.
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The Fire were able to win their last match of the 2014 season and send Logan Pause into retirement with a victory. Florent Sinama-Pongolle's 91st minute goal provided the difference in what was only the Fire's fourth home victory this year. The result of a match between two clubs eliminated from playoff competition was inconsequential as it relates to the standings but it did provide a bright spot in an otherwise dismal season.
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