As previously mentioned this morning, Adidas have officially unveiled their new 'Brazuca' matchball for the 2014 Brazil World Cup this morning and, as well as giving away a free one to every Brazilian baby born today, they've also released this corking Vine video which charts every single World Cup matchball they've producedsince they first landed the gig as official suppliers at Mexico '70, and all in the space of six seconds.
Manchester City star David Silva could return from injury on Monday, according to Manuel Pellegrini. The Spain international picked up a calf injury during the Champions League game against CSKA Moscow at the start of November. He was expected to be out for four weeks, so he appears to be on course to reach that [.
Table-topping Arsenal deserve respect, according to Everton manager Roberto Martinez. The Gunners have opened up a four-point lead at the top of the Premier League table and Toffees boss Martinez says they have been the "outstanding team" so far this campaign. He said: "I think Arsenal deserve a lot of respect.
John Guidetti must be starting to think Manchester City really hate him. Not only has been given little or no chance of established himself in the first-team, he's now been tasked with young All I Want For Christmas Is You. In fairness, the Swedish striker gives it his all, adopting a Bee Gees-esque falsetto for [.
Stewart Downing rarely posed a threat for Liverpool during his time there, but manager Brendan Rodgers fears he could be a threat against them when he lines up for West Ham this weekend. The ex-Reds winger will face his old club for the first time since his £5m switch to Upton Park in the summer. [.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is hoping the pressure on Manchester United's players following their defeat to Everton will work in his favour on Saturday. The Magpies boss takes his team to Old Trafford on Saturday with the aim of overcoming the Toon's poor record at United and inflicting a second successive home defeat on the [.
Both managers were happy to sing Eden Hazard's praises after Chelsea's 3-4 win at Sunderland last night. The Belgium winger weighed in with two goals and an assist in the match, and was in outstanding form throughout the game. Blues boss Jose Mourinho said: "He was fantastic from the first minute getting the ball attacking [.
Manchester United manager David Moyes believes his side are still in contention for the title this season despite losing to his former club Everton last night. The champions are ninth in the Premier League, and sit 12 points behind leaders Arsenal. But Moyes insists they can still mount a comeback. Asked if United can [.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas believes his side can set their sights on Champions League qualification after last night's victory at Fulham. Spurs came from a goal down to win 1-2 at Craven Cottage, and Villas Boas believes that will spur his side on. He said: "Happy because it was important for us to get [.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard was having a good old laugh after his outstanding performance at Sunderland last night. The Belgium winger said it was his aim to "make passes for these guys," gesturing in the direction of Frank Lampard who had benefited from a Hazard assist to score Chelsea's opener. At that point he bursts [.
David Moyes reckons he had Everton so well drilled that they didn't need a manager but he acknowledges that successor Roberto Martinez has made a good job of it so far. The Manchester United manager says the levels of organisation in his former squad were such that they could do their jobs without input [.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says tomorrow's opponent Hull have "no fear". The Gunners boss also praised Steve Bruce's side for their tough tackling and pacy attacks. Asked about the Tigers' strengths in his pre-match press conference, Wenger said: "No fear. They are very strong in the challenge. "They are very dynamic going forward.
West Brom manager Steve Clarke says he does not intend to fine Youssouf Mulumbu despite the midfielder making comments that suggested he was considering a move to Arsenal in January. The Congo international indicated that he had previously been approached by the Gunners and that he could leave the Hawthorns when the transfer window opens.
Manager Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool No 7 Luis Suarez has still got his best years ahead of him and warned the 26 year old can get even better, even after his four goals inspired a 5-1 demolition of Norwich City at Anfield.
Suarez opening goal was a beautiful strike from 35yards and he went on to smash another spectacular hat-trick marking his 50th Premier League goal in the progress.
Liverpool 5-1 Norwich City Premier League 4th December 2013
Right, I'm keeping these little reports very very short tonight too many games for a mid-week I say! Basically, Luis Suarez, no stranger to a Norfolk goal-fest, single-handedly battered Norwich, netting four including a quite stunning long-range effort.
Eintracht Frankfurt managed to beat second tier outfitSandhausen 4-2 in the DFB Pokal (German cup) last night, though they made it unnecessarily difficult for themselves, especially when they went and gift-wrapped a consolation goal for their opponents on the hour mark when a slick attempt at playing it out from the back quickly resulted in Frankfurt midfielder Sebastian Rodeslotting past his own 'keeper in a moment of sheer blind panic a mere matter of seconds later.
In which, during the Danish Superliga fixture betweenNordsjælland and Randers FC on Sunday, one hapless fan behind the goal attempts to return a wayward shot to the pitch with a deft backheel without taking his mobile phone from his ear, only to go and hit the mother-lovin' FAIL motherload when his botched flick ends up ricocheting into the cardboard four-pint drinks holder he's carrying in the other hand thus tipping his pricey stadium beverages out all over him.
The last time Everton won at Old Trafford? 1992. In what was a pitched battle, it was Oviedu that put it into the net in the 85' that sunk Man U to new lows. Moyes loses yet again, and this time to his old team, how's that for irony? 1-0 the final. Somewhere, a refs phone is ringing unanswered in overtime.
Barnburner, this one. 7 goals on the night, but it was an own goal by Bardsley that won it for Chelsea. Hazard put in a brace and Altidore had a sweet back to the goal shot that put him on the score sheet. Final, Chelsea 4 - Sunderland 3. Video: Footytube
Both teams needed a win. Fulham, for their new coach, Spurs for the fact that AVB doesn't seem to know how to get his team to score a goal. Luckily, someone won. Wasn't a barn burner, and any time you forward has only a handful of goals in a season and almost all are from the spot, you don't want to be tied to rumors that your selling a proven, albeit undersized goalscorer in Defoe.
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Highlights of wednesday evening's game between Swansea City and Newcastle United at the Liberty Stadium. Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion full match video. Post match interviews. To follow... Score and goalscorers. Swansea City 3 (Dyer 45+1, Debuchy og 67, Shelvey 82), Newcastle United 0 . Teams and other match facts.
Fulham 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 4th December 2013
Is is too much to say that Lewis Holtby's late winner at Craven Cottage saved Andre Villas-Boas' job? Probably, but it's sure to take some of the heat off the Spurs manager.Ashkan Dejagah had given new Fulham boss ReneMeulensteen hope of a maiden win but firstly Vlad Chiriches, with a fine volley and then Holtby, secured a precious victory for Spurs.
Sunderland 3-4 Chelsea Premier League 4th December 2013
Eden Hazard netted a fine brace as Chelsea held on to secure a vital win at the Stadium of Light. Jozy Altidore opened the scoring before Frank Lampard levelled the scores. Hazard's two goals sandwiched a John O'Shea strike before a goal at either end courtesy of Phil Bardsley lead to an exciting finale.
Arsenal 2-0 Hull City Premier League 4th December 2013
None other than the recalled look Nicklas Bendtner opened the scoring within just two minutes for Arsenal on Wednesday night as they strolled to victory against Steve Bruce's Hull. Mesut Ozil netted a fine effort, courtesy of an Aaron Ramsey assist, as the Gunners dominated a limp Hull side.
In a plug for this year's Web Show Awards (nope, us neither), here's Mario Balotelli coolly dealing with a surprise zombie attack during an interview at Milanello by simply following the Undead Assailant Code we all learn about in school and simply ripping the damn thing's hair off.
Of the 31 Bob Bradley film productions headed our way, the PBS version gets sweet treatment in pre-release. American Pharaoh: 800 days with Bob Bradley and the Egyptian National Soccer team. The Inside Story | PBS, 2014 from Soura Films on Vimeo. - Greg Seltzer
Manchester United fell to Everton at Old Trafford for the first time since 1992 as Bryan Oviedo grabbed the winner 5 minutes from time. United hit the post and crossbar twice but failed to hit the net while also having two genuine penalty shouts turned down as the Champion's dropped 12 points behind League leaders Arsenal.
Crystal Palace 1-0 West Ham United Premier League 3rd December 2013
Arsenal cast-off Marouane Chamakh headed home a precious winning goal for Crystal Palace on Tuesday against West Ham, securing three points for the Eagles which move them off the bottom of the Premier League table.