Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 13th September 2014
A late Harry Kane own-goal denied Tottenham what would have been a deserved win at the Stadium of Light. The striker heading into his own net `on 82 minutes to level the scores at 2-2 and give the Black Cats a share of the points.
Premier League Gameweek 6: Five Things To Watch Out For - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Gameweek 6 of the Premier League brings to us some very interesting match-ups, including two of the most feisty derbies in the country. The league table will slowly start to take shape from here on in, and with some of the bigger teams yet to get going, sides like Southampton and Swansea will be looking to cash-in as much as possible.
The Premier League continues this week as the trailing pack look to reel in runaway leaders Chelsea while things are beginning to take shape at the other end of the table with several sides still searching for their first win of the campaign. Tom Powell has been scouring the Premier League odds in search of winning bets to back up his haul of three winners from five last weekend.
Sunderland have enjoyed a mixed start to the Premier League season thus far with Gus Poyet's men sitting in a worrying 15th position in the table despite having earned draws against Louis van Gaal's Manchester United as well as Tottenham Hotspur in recent weeks.
Unfortunately these two excellent results have had their respective gloss taken off them due to the fact Sunderland are still without a win this season.
Jordan Henderson: Liverpool's irreplaceable 'moral compass' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jordan Henderson has been appointed as Liverpool's vice-captain following the departure of Daniel Agger to Brondby. This extra responsibility bestowed on him only reflects his rising influence for both club and country.
With the international break nearing its conclusion we can now turn our attention back to the Premier League, which resumes this weekend with Arsenal hosting champions Manchester City early on Saturday.
With the transfer deadline seeing numerous high profile moves involving Premier League clubs, this weekend will see several players making their debuts with supporters up and down the country wondering whether or not their new signing will be the difference between success and disappointment.
Each Premier League club is where it is thanks to contributions from a whole heap of players, but there are some that are greater among equals. That's what this is about: trying to find the most valuable player for each team. It's actually harder than it looks, but thankfully I'm here to give it a shot.
As more and more money is being pumped into the English Premier League, transfer fees are increasing exponentially from one transfer window to another. During the 2014 summer transfer window that closed on the first of September, a record £835 million was spent by Premier League clubs.
Six of these clubs have broken their club-record transfer fee during this window.
Why Jack Colback's call up isn't so surprising - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Roy Hodgson named his first England squad since the World Cup, including four uncapped players: Calum Chambers, Danny Rose, Fabian Delph and Jack Colback. When I first saw the squad, the biggest surprise to me was the inclusion of Newcastle's Colback.
Rumors abound that American international Geoff Cameron is being courted both within the Premier League as well as on the continent. ProSoccerTalk links Cameron to a number of clubs, the biggest name being traditional Serie A contender Lazio.
But recent moves to big clubs have hampered many an American abroad.
Manchester trotted out the 3-5-2 yet again and seem to have suffered for it. In a surprisingly close match, new signing Juan Mata scored early, but the Black Cats' Rodwell leveled before the half and that remained the final score in a match that saw Sunderland look much better than they should have. 1-1 the final.
Having started the season with three wins from three, Swansea seem to have hit a block wall with two defeats in their last two Premier League games against Chelsea and Southampton respectively, while Sunderland have been as indifferent as they were last year with four draws and a loss to QPR to their name thus far.
Harry Redknapp will endure the boo boy's again tomorrow if they put in a lacklustre performance like they did against Tottenham last week as they were thumped 4-0 at White Hart Lane, while Sunderland were rather unfortunate not to take maximum points from Manchester United last week at the Stadium of Light and a repeat performance will be enough to grab all three points tomorrow!