Liverpool player ratings against Norwich: Sterling brilliant, Johnson anonymous - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's title dream if edging closer to reality as Brendan Rodgers' side now find themselves in a commanding position at the top of the Premier League table after a nervy 3-2 over Norwich on Sunday.
Possible Manchester United Starting XI Next Season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's unceremonious fall from grace has been without doubt themost talked about topic throughout the course of the current Premier League season. Liverpool's rapid ascent to greatness, Manchester City retaining the Capital One Cup and Alan Pardew's epic head-buttincident have all been up there as some of the most hotly debated, tweeted and talked about events.
Chelsea headed into the game yesterday against Sunderland knowing that a win would take us top of the league and would have put real pressure on Liverpool. The complete opposite happened as Sunderland won 2-1, Jose Mourinho's home record is over and earlier this afternoon, Liverpool have beaten Norwich to take a five point lead with three games to go in the title race.
Sensational Palace in better form than Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Crystal Palace continued their majestic run of form with an away win at West Ham thanks toMile Jedinak's penalty. In their last eight games Pulis has seen his men record more points than Chelsea, with 16 compared to the "little horse's" 15.
Is the glass half full? Only matters if you're thirsty by Zac Most articles start with a line like, I have been an Arsenal fan since I was knee high to Kylie Minogue or something along those lines. Well I am proud to say my first love is rugby league and my second is Arsenal. [...]
Chelsea suffered a major blow to the team's chances of winning the Premier League today after they lost 2-1 to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. The loss for Jose Mourinho was his first defeat in the Premier League in a game played at Stamford Bridge since 2004, snapping a 77-match unbeaten league record.
Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Three key observations as the Blues throw it all away - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's assistant coach Rui Faira became the personification of every Blues fan's raging emotions when he completely lost it right after Sunderland's winning penalty at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
Chelsea player ratings against Sunderland Ramires poor, Matic brilliant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sunderland dealt a massive blow to Chelsea's Premier League title hopes as the Black Cats grabbed a shock 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge in the late kickoff encounter on Saturday. Samuel Eto'o had earlier given the home side an early lead before Connor Wickham pounced on a Mark Schwarzer to restore parity.
This evening, Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea team have a chance to put huge pressure on Liverpool by beating Sunderland and moving top of the Premier League by a single point before Liverpool face Norwich tomorrow. Sunderland is as big as any other game we have played this season.
Take our title challenge that looked like being over with defeats to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, take Jose Mourinho's unbeaten home record in the Premier League and take current form into consideration and you would have this down on paper as a Chelsea win.
Moyes to fight Chelsea and Arsenal for €40m striker? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United manager David Moyes was in Portugal a few days back to watch BenficabeatPorto3-1 in the semi-finals ofthe Taca de Portugal.
The Red Devils have been linked with several players from the Portuguese league over the past year, andwith the presence of Moyes in the stands, the Portuguese press have indulged in the non stop activity of linking players with Manchester United.
If only .... If only we hadn't lost at Stoke, had taken more risks against United, been braver at home to Chelsea, been luckier with the bounce of the ball home to City, not hit the woodwork vs Everton etcetcit would be us as Champions elect. Instead it is Liverpool who watch their challengers fall away.
Arsenal's win over West Ham wasn't as comfortable as a 3-1 scoreline suggests, nor was it a great performance, but there were some genuinely pleasing moments which made it enjoyable and the points always help.
There were shades of early season form in this win, particularly in the way the team defended many tricky moments.
We still don't really know all the details of the injury that has kept Mesut Ozil out of the Arsenal squad for the last six weeks, other than it being something to do with his hamstring, or leg, or some part of his body. But it cannot have been too debilitating because the German is [...]
Is this going to be one of the best season we have had in a while? by Fordo I know most of the Arsenal fans might not be very happy with our season so far, and I will admit that I have also been heartbroken, especially in this last couple of weeks when we saw [...]
One of our readers has compiled the figures in the Premier League for the last 16 games before this weekend's fixtures, and Newcastle were second from bottom, but since Cardiff City drew 1-1 at home to Stoke yesterday, they are now level on points with Newcastle have the same goal difference but have scored [.
Maybe this is the last news we all wanted to hear it's being reported in the Mirror today, that Mike Ashley could be lining up the new Palace manager Tony Pulis to become the new Newcastle manager, if the owner decides that Alan Pardew's time is up on Tyneside. Tony Pulis is he [...]
When you hold a prominent position at a companyand you don't perform, and it's obvious you are not performing up to requirements, three things can happen you can be moved out to another job in what is called a sideways move, you can be fired, or you can take the initiative and go find [...]
There have been and there will be a lot of negative things written about both Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew in the coming week(s), but the returning Mathieu Debuchy was interviewed on the Newcastle United web site immediately after the game yesterday and Mathieu gets it all completely right in what he says [.
Alan Pardew 5th defeat on the trot Here's Alan Pardew's interview after our 5th successive defeat this time to Swansea at home, and it was only Swansea's second win in the last ten games. and their first away win in their last 12 games on the road. And Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at [...]
Newcastle are in decline and we now have suffered five defeats on the trot eight in our last eleven, and thirteen in our last 18 games in all competitions. So nobody can accuse Newcastle of doing well since we hammered a nine man Stoke side 5-1 on Boxing Day. Alan Pardew we were good [...]
It's a surprise that both Loic Remy and MathieuDebuchy are starting on the bench today against Swansea, and why that's the case we have no idea, it's not like we don't need them in the team immediately. And surprisingly Luuk de Jong, Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi all start and yes they are the [...
The big news this week is that both Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy are back in training and are expected to start the game today against Swansea. Mathieu Debuchy back today Moussa Sissoko is also back running, and he should be available for our game at the Emirates a week on Monday, which is [...]
The local papers today are full of interviews with Alan Pardew about the very poor position Newcastle are in, after a terrible year so far, but the Newcastle manager is making it clear to fans that he will not give up, and will face things head on. Loic Remy back today hopefully A fifth [...]
One of the things that's always been true of Alan Pardew is that he is a confident man a person who has supreme confidence in his own abilities, even when things are not going well which is the case at Newcastleat the moment. Alan Pardew under pressure Newcastle have now lost four [...]
Alan Pardew knows he is in trouble with the fans at Newcastle United, after a terrible year of results so far, with five defeats in the last six games and four defeats on the trot. Alan Pardew last week at the Britannia Stadium And before today's important game at home to struggling Swansea, Pardew [.
For those who are unaware, "Shock and Awe" is a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power and spectacular displays of force to paralyze an enemy's perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight.
>A high profile example of this tactic took place in March 2003 when the United States and its allied forces launched a massive aerial assault against Iraq following its government's continuous breach of U.
After a scintillating fixture with Manchester City last weekend, Liverpool fans find themselves ever more excited as the blue side of Manchester also slipped up against Sunderland in the week dropping more points. As the Reds assess their situation they could even draw with Chelsea now and still go on to win the league but first there is the yellow and green of Norwich standing in our way.
With most teams only having four games left in the Premier League season, the fight to avoid relegation continues today with all six games featuring one team trying to stay up this season.
Here is today's TV/Internet schedule for matchesbeing shown in the US:
Tottenham vs Fulham, 7:45am, NBCSN; Peter Drury & Chris Waddle Cardiff vs Stoke, 10am, NBCSN; Tony Jones & Garry Birtles Newcastle vs Swansea, 10am,Premier League Extra Time; Phil Blacker & Davie Provan Aston Villa vs Southampton, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Jon Speight & Barry Horne West Ham United vs Crystal Palace, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Gary Taphouse & Tony Gale Chelsea vs Sunderland, 12:30pm, NBC; Arlo White & Jim Beglin
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Today could be pivotal in the race to finish in the top four. We face a trip to Hull while Everton have to bounce back from their midweek disappointment against Manchester United.
We know only too well that the end of a great run can take some time to recover from, and with David Moyes returning to his old stomping ground on the back of a dismal season at Old Trafford, it's all set up for him to be the bad guy today.