Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic began his professional career with Barcelona, having his character and skills nurtured by the Catalan club's famed La Masia when he was nine-years-old. Bojan quickly emerged as one of the brightest prospects to ever play for the La Liga giant's youth academy scoring 126 goals during his first season.
NBC Sports has released a brand-new ad to promote its coverage of the Premier League on US television.
The ad debuted tonight during Sunday Night Football, TV's number one primetime show. Entitled "Come All Ye Faithful," the ad finds a creative (and seasonal) way to promote the Premier League coverage that's happening on Boxing Day.
It's the time of the season where fixtures come thick and fast. Before the Premier League clubs play their Boxing Day fixtures, there was a full slate of Premier Leagues matches played over Gameweek 17 in England with plenty of talking points. There was the Liverpool against Arsenal defensive meltdown, a five goal thriller at Loftus Road, a stalemate at Villa Park and much more.
Liverpool dug deep into their reserves of resilience as Martin Skrtel scored the equalizer deep into stoppage time to ensure another good performance did not go to waste.
A week after failing to take a host of chances in the defeat at Old Trafford it seemed a pattern was emerging after Arsenal recovered from Philippe Coutinho's opener to lead with goals from Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud.
Less than twenty-four after his side won its fourth trophy of 2014, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo returned to his place of birth in the region ofMadeira an archipelago which is one of two autonomous regions of Portugal to be presented with the "Cordão Autonomy" and a statue in his likeness by the Legislative Assembly.
Swansea boss Garry Monk took a calculated selection gamble against Hull and was delighted to be rewarded with a 1-0 victory.
Monk surprisingly made seven changes for the trip to the KC Stadium, with top-scorer Wilfried Bony benched in favour of Bafetimbi Gomis while Gylfi Sigurdsson, Leon Britton and Jefferson Montero were all excused duty with minor fitness niggles.
Harry Redknapp saluted hat-trick hero Charlie Austin but also saved praise for the character his side showed to come from two-down and beat West Brom.
The 3-2 victory at Loftus Road moved the R's out of the Barclays Premier League bottom three as Austin returned from suspension to score three goals to complete a remarkable comeback after Redknapp's side started the game slowly.
Southampton brought their worst losing streak of the 21st century to a comprehensive end as they impressively dispatched of Everton.
The astonishing start to life under Ronald Koeman recently came to a dramatic end, with Tuesday's embarrassing Capital One Cup exit to third-tier Sheffield United a fifth successive defeat in all competitions.
Radamel Falcao clinched a 1-1 draw for Manchester United as 10-man Aston Villa ended their winning run.
The Colombian scored just his second United goal, cancelling out Christian Benteke's beautiful opener for the hosts.
Gabby Agbonlahor's controversial red card after a 50-50 challenge with Ashley Young forced Villa to play the final 25 minutes with 10 men, but they held on to end United's six-game winning streak and earn a deserved point.