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Premier League Tactics Corner – Round 3

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In this week's edition of Premier League Tactics Corner, we analyze Diego Costa's movement and pressing, as well as Stoke City's defensive tactics against Manchester City.

Chelsea's Costa

Costa does three things really well. He presses, he uses his speed, and he finishes.

Top five conclusions: Manchester City 0-1 Stoke City

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1. Stoke produced something special to beat the champions Manchester City will obviously dominate the headlines after a shock defeat but the most...

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Tactical Review: Manchester City 0-1 Stoke City

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Manchester City tactics Manuel Pellegrini changed both of his full-backs but kept his usual game plan. With Edin Dzeko not fit to start, the Citizens...

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GIF Video- Mame Biram Diouf goal vs Man City 2014 Stoke Solo Goal

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GIF Video- Mame Biram Diouf goal vs Man City 2014 Stoke Solo Goal is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This cracking Diouf goal vs Man City (VIDEO BELOW) was a stunning solo strike from the former Man Utd forward for Stoke in their clash against City on 30th August, 2014.

Manchester City vs Stoke City Predicted Lineups

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Coming off of a decisive 3-1 victory over last year's Premier League runners up Liverpool, Manchester City will look to continue their perfect start to the early season with a lineup that will feature only a couple of changes. The most likely changes will be at fullback with Sagna in line to make his first appearance in sky blue and Alexander Kolorov rotating in for Gael Clichy.

Preview: Manchester City vs Stoke City

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After making a strong title defence statement, Manchester City will take on Stoke City for their second home game of the season. The Citizens will be...

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Arsenal

Arsenal face a daunting month ahead after the international break

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Month of September will be crucial to Arsenal's season by SE After enjoying a slick start to their season, with wins over Manchester City in the FA Community Shield and Crystal Palace in the Premier League opener, Arsenal just had a slight dip in form towards the end of August. That, however, didn't impede them [.

Tactical Analysis Of Liverpool’s Aggressive Tackling And Pressing Mentality

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We can chalk that up with something not associated with a squad that scored 101 goals last season, along with something else that's stuck in the back of the mainstream football brain defense.

Before we get into how the Reds win the ball back, losing someone who is statistically connected to 43 goals had to be addressed.

Monaco president says he was forced to sell Radamel Falcao to Man Utd

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Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has revealed he was forced to sell Radamel Falcao to Manchester United. The Colombian jetted into Manchester...

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Man Utd needed defenders not Radamel Falcao, says Peter Schmeichel

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Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel says the club had more pressing priorities other than signing world class striker Radamel Falcao. The Dane...

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Radamel Falcao must get Man Utd into top four, says Matt Le Tissier

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Radamel Falcao must score the goals that fires Manchester United into the top four to be regarded as a success following his dramatic loan switch...

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Man Utd can win the Premier League with Radamel Falcao, says ex-star Dwight York

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Ex-Manchester United star Dwight York believes the club can win the Premier League this season after pushing the boat out to land hot shot striker...

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Man Utd’s Radamel Falcao better than Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, says Dwight York

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Ex-Manchester United star Dwight York believes that the club's new striker Radamel Falcao is better than teammates Wayne Rooney and Robin van...

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Ex-Man Utd star Dwight York praises Radamel Falcao signing

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Ex-Manchester United star Dwight York has praised the club's lavish signing of Colombia international Radamel Falcao on transfer deadline day....

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A review of Arsenal’s performances in August

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How would Arsenal look back at the month of August? by SE With Arsenal's draw against Leicester bringing an end to the month of August, we take a look back at how Wenger's men fared in the first month of their 2014/15 campaign. FA Community Shield On the 10th of August, last season's FA Cup [...]

Cristiano Ronaldo praised Manchester United’s signing of Radamel Falcao

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has praised Manchester United's signing of Radamel Falcao from Monaco. The Colombian completed his season...

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Arsenal and Man City rejected Radamel Falcao deal on same terms as Man Utd

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Arsenal and Manchester City were both offered the chance to sign Radamel Falcao on a £6m season-long loan, plus his £190,000-a-week wages, but...

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Man Utd should have signed a defender not Radamel Falcao, says ex-Liverpool assistant boss Phil Thompson

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Former Liverpool assistant boss Phil Thompson thinks Manchester United should have signed a centre-back rather than splash out on a season long loan...

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Ex-Liverpool assistant boss Phil Thompson ‘amazed’ Arsenal did not sign Radamel Falcao

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Former Liverpool assistant boss Phil Thompson is "absolutely amazed" that Arsenal were not interested in signing Radamel Falcao, who is...

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Man Utd will find it difficult to keep all strikers happy with Radamel Falcao signing, says Jamie Carragher

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Manchester United will find it difficult to keep all their strikers happy with the imminent signing of Radamel Falcao from Monaco on a season long...

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Ex-Liverpool star Jamie Carragher ‘very surprised’ Arsenal did not sign Radamel Falcao

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Ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has said he is "very surprised" that Arsenal pulled out of the running to sign prolific striker...

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Arsenal turned down Radamel Falcao, leaving Man Utd in pole position

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Arsenal turned down the chance to sign Radamel Falcao because Arsene Wenger felt the player's wage demands were too high, according to reports....

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Manchester United Sign Radamel Falcao On Season-Long Loan

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In one of the more dramatic deadline day deals in recent history, Manchester United have signed Radamel Falcao from AS Monaco to a season-long loan for a reported fee of£6 million. The 28-year-old reportedly earns £300,000-a-week, but United will not be expected to cover the full amount.

Newsof a deal between the two European clubs emanated from South America late Sunday night/early Monday morning.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton linked with Man City’s Matija Nastasic

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Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have both made enquiries to Manchester City about the availability of Matija Nastasic, according to reports. And...

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Man Utd agree fee to sign Liverpool target Radamel Falcao

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Manchester United are set to unveil the signing of Radamel Falcao from Monaco on a season long loan, according to reports. The Colombian emerged as a...

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Radamel Falcao Transfer Turns Into A Tale Of Twists And Turns

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What was initially reported as another big-name signing by Real Madrid has turned into a compellingdramawith more twists and turns than a daytime soap opera.

Speculation of Falcao's imminent transfer began to circulate following news of a meeting taking place at the UEFA Champions League draw in Monte Carlo between Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, the player's agent Jorge Mendes and Monaco officials.

Radamel Falcao Transfer Turns Into A Tale Of Twists And Turns

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What was initially reported as another big-name signing by Real Madrid has turned into a compellingdramawith more twists and turns than a daytime soap opera.

Speculation of Radamel Falcao's imminent transfer began to circulate following news of a meeting taking place at the UEFA Champions League draw in Monte Carlo between Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, the player's agent Jorge Mendes and Monaco officials.

Champions League 2014-2015 Group Stage Draw UCL Groups 14-15 Real Madrid to take on Liverpool

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Champions League 2014-2015 Group Stage Draw UCL Groups 14-15 Real Madrid to take on Liverpool is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter The group stages for the Champions League 2014/15 season was done today (August 28th, 2014), and Liverpool's return to Europe has seen them land a fairly decent draw with [.

Manchester United

The Major Talking Points From Round 3 Of The English Premier League

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Howard deserves criticism for his performance against Chelsea

Asking for improvement from a goalkeeper who has conceded six goals isn't brain surgery. For the last couple of seasons, Tim Howard has been rightly heralded as one of the best goalkeepers in the league. His performances in the World Cup, particularly against Belgium, elevated him to icon status in the USA.

Man City sell Alvaro Negredo to Valencia

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Manchester City allowed striker Alvaro Negredo leave the club and head back to Spain after a loan deal with Valencia was agreed late last night. The...

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Dilemmas of Football Ownership: History and the Need for Change

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[F]or the second of our posts exploring the theme of football ownership, we are pleased to welcome Jon Keen, a long-standing supporter of Reading Football Club and founding memberofSTAR (the Supporters' Trust at Reading). Jon is also aregular contributor to Reading blog, The Tilehurst End. Here, Jon unpacks the issue while asking the inevitable question of how it came to all this?

Falcao a chance that could not be missed

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Louis Van Gaal has said he could not pass up the opportunity to sign Radamel Falcao, once he was made aware that the Colombian might available this summer.

With Manchester City, Real Madrid and Juventus all chasing the Monaco striker, United entered the race yesterday morning, blitzing their rivals and finally securing the 28-year-old on a season-long loan, with the option to make the deal permanent in 12 months, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Man United Make Stunning Late Bid For Falcao

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According to RMC in France, Manchester United have made a stunning late bid for AS Monaco striker Falcao.

Falcao was thought to be on his way to Real Madrid, and had even tweeted that he was heading to Madrid, before deleting it. But with Real taking Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez on loan, that move seems dead.

EPL 2014/15 Predicitions

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Back yet again. We wanted to wait until the transfer window closed before we go jumping off the 10m and into the deep end this season. So what are the upsets? Where are the hidden gems? Let's find out. El Nino "The Godfather"'s 1. Chelsea 2. Manchester City 3. Arsenal 4. Liverpool 5. Manchester United 6.

Italy

Liverpool will have to wait and see if Mario Balotelli behaves himself, says Steven Gerrard

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says the club will have to wait and see if controversial striker Mario Balotelli can behave after making his Anfield...

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Man City defender Micah Richards joins Fiorentina on season-long loan

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26-year-old @MCFC right-back Micah #Richards has landed in Florence ahead of a potential move. #ACFFiorentina pic.twitter.com/81A5cXzRq8 ACF...

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Stoke

Stoke’s Mental Shirtless Ginger Fan goes Ballistic at the Etihad

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Stoke pulled off the shock of the week-end as they beat Champions Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad with a goal from former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf and at the final whistle one Stoke fan couldn't resist taking off his shirt and going ballistic!

Manchester City v Stoke Pre-Match Facts and Prediction

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Manchester City should make it three wins from three tomorrow as they take on an out of sorts Stoke tomorrow at the Etihad with the homeside looking as strong as ever to retain their Premier League crown for the first time in their history.

Betting Prediction:

A home win at 1/5 is not really the value bet I go for unless it's an accumulator so for value purposes I'd go for over three bookings tomorrow at 7/4 with Paddy Power especially given Stoke's physical game!

The Rest

Newcastle Move In For New Center-Back Target

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There is news coming through that Newcastle United have been linked with a loan move for Manchester City's Matija Nastasic, and if that news is true it could be a really good loan signing for the Magpies. Matija Nastasic Man City center-back The 21-year-old Serbian International defender is finding it hard to get a [.

Tottenham vs Liverpool: Preview, possible lineups & Prediction

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Tottenham vs Liverpool: Preview, possible lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool face their second heavyweight opponent in as many weekends following their 3-1 loss at Manchester City on Monday night football.

Tottenham Hotspur have started the season with two wins and two clean sheets.