by Nathan
A London derby, a couple of marauding centre forwards and a relegation scrap that’s beginning to heat up; the Premier League got a double bill this week. Four seemed to be the magic number this weekend with four goals for Sunderland away from home and Romelu Lukaku running riot at Bournemouth. City’s new recruit continued his fine form and Leicester, on the receiving end of a battering from Manchester United, tallied up their fourth straight loss. Sunderland Finally Win Sunderland travelled to London this weekend without a win since mid-December and things were beginning to look bleak for the Black Cats. Things changed for the better this weekend with a ninth minute opener and three goals in five minutes just before the half. Palace were down and out before half time and Sunderland went on to win. Really, Sunderland won. Sergio Aguero, Eat Your Heart Out So far so good for Gabriel Jesus and it seems like Aguero finally has some competition on his hands. Started ahead of the Argentine
by Nathan
Cristiano Ronaldo has been regarded as one of the best footballers in the world for a number of years now; picking up four Ballon d'Or awards so far in his illustrious career and there are no signs of him slowing down yet. This season, he's managed to bag himself 20 goals in 25 games and looks set to continue his routine of averaging more goals than appearances over the course of the campaign. That question of who's better, him or Lionel Messi, will rage on for years to come, but Ronaldo has something that Messi doesn'
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The transfer window finally slammed shut this week and with the FA Cup taking over last weekend, we were blessed with a midweek round of Premier League fixtures. Questions were asked about whether we'd see any of the league's newbies in action but it wasn't just the January signings making headlines with Peter Crouch hitting a century of goals and Watford stunned the Emirates boo boys. Can Jesus Resurrect Pep's Season? It's safe to say that Pep Guardiola hasn't quite had the effect that many thought he would at Manches
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Another transfer window has seen another batch of players be linked with moves to the Chinese Super League, following in the footsteps of the likes of Hulk, Oscar & Graziano Pelle. Whether or not the move to China signals the end of a players career is yet to be seen, but questions have to be asked of the integrity of some of the guys who are going over there solely to be on the same pay packet as Neymar & co. There are no doubts that European football is somehow to blame for this though. When you look a
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by Nathan
This weekend’s Premier League action was nothing short of a throwback to the days of Peter Crouch’s robot & crunch clashes between Fergie & Benitez. With Defoe, Crouch & Barton all on the scoresheet for their respective teams, football fans across the country could be forgiven for thinking that they’d gone back in time. Barton’s Back With A Bang A mid-table clash between everyone’s sweetheart Southampton and relegation favourites Burnley promised so much, particularly with Turf Moor favourite Jay Rodrigu
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A Premier League double bill thanks to the festive fixture pile up saw us see in the new year with a couple of shock results and the league start to take shape ready for the oncoming title race. Chelsea won again and look destined to be Champions whilst United keep winning and sit uncomfortably in sixth. At the bottom, Swansea look as if they’ll be getting a Welsh derby next year and having been stuffed by Burnley, the only way is down for Sunderland. 5. David vs Goliath David Moyes is in the relegation scrap of his life. Fact. Not since finishing 17th with Everton back in 2004 has he been scraping the bottom of the Premier League and this is about to be the biggest test of his managerial credentials. If Burnley are hammering you 4-1 then you look destined for trouble and whilst Sunderland usually complete the impossible, this season looks to be their last. 4. Pep sees red Pep, you won! Yes that’s right. He looks a man with the weight of the world on his shoulders and even after a 2-1 win at the weekend thanks to Clichy’s third goal in 311 games. Sitting 3rd in the league, you’d thi
by Nathan
The penultimate round of fixtures before 2017 gave a few unexpected Christmas presents, none more so than Sam Allardyce’s return to the touchline with Crystal Palace. Chelsea showed that they could do it without Costa & Manchester United racked up another win. At the other end of the table, the bottom three are beginning to be cut adrift, although Leicester’s poor form means that last seasons cha
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Aside from tonight's Merseyside derby, the final round of fixtures before Christmas are over and done with after a weekend of routine results. With Arsenal faltering against the big guns, City moved up to second and Spurs came creeping up behind. An
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A midweek round of Premier League games – surely that’s what December is about? It’s this time of year that titles are decided and with Chelsea being six points clear and never losing grip on the title when they’ve led in December, has the title already been decided? 5. Origi Steps Up Having reached 50 appearances for Liverpool, Divock Origi has seen his time at Anfield drift on by as a wasted op
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One week closer to the transfer window and there's definitely room for improvement in the league's leaky defences. 29 goals in 6 games on Saturday set the league table up nicely for the Christmas run in. Swansea managed to climb off the bottom and Chelsea made it 6 in a row in a weekend where goals were at a premium. 5. Swans Take Flight It’s been a long season for Swansea so far being rooted to the foot of the table, a huge win in the relegation six-pointer against Sunderland puts them within a point of safety. Talisman Sigurdsson again came to the rescue with a quickfire goal and assist early in second half whilst Llorente finally began to show his worth to what is a lacklustre team with a finely taken brace. Relegation battle? Game on. 4. No Vardy No Party Having gone 15 Premier League game without a goal, you could be forgiven for thinking that Jamie Vardy and had lost his Red Bull induced wings. A torrential afternoon in Leicester saw last season’s champions romp to a 4-2 win aga