City halt Liverpool’s momentum to throw open title race

There are many masterful tacticians in the footballing stratosphere, but few who can make flawless decisions as effortlessly as Pep Guardiola can. Guardiola opted to replace both full-backs from Sunday’s victory over Southampton, and it worked exactly how he would have hoped. Mo Salah was wholly nullified by Aymeric Laporte – traditionally a centre-back, playing…

Anderson stars as West Ham come-back to beat Southampton

For all Ralph Hasenhuttl’s charisma and desire to attack in his new job, this disappointing Southampton defeat at home to an injury-stricken West Ham proved to the St. Mary’s crowd that their manager, and his team, have much to learn. Hasenhuttl has charmed Southampton’s fans, buying season-ticket holders a beer before the shock victory over…

England’s Lions roar to the Semi Finals with victory over limp Sweden

Josh Bartholomew Headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli ensured England will play in their first World Cup semi-final since 1990. England now face a semi-final on Wednesday against Croatia or Russia, but the palpable dream of another World Cup trophy moves ever closer given the toppling of football’s traditional powerhouses over the course of…

Stunning Liverpool bring City run to an end

Manchester City’s 22 game domestic unbeaten run came to a dramatic end as they were beaten 4-3 at Anfield thanks to goals from Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané and Mo Salah. Oxlade-Chamberlain has been heavily criticised for his goal-scoring woes over the course of his career, having scored only nine Premier League goals…

Sterling goal gives City victory over Newcastle rearguard

Manchester City beat a negatively set-up Newcastle United side 1-0 at St. James’ Park, with Raheem Sterling’s first-half goal proving to be the difference between the two teams. City have been incredibly clinical over the course of their 18 game winning run, but struggled to put a battling Newcastle side out of reach. That the…

Firmino inspires Liverpool to thumping victory over awful Swansea

Liverpool battered Swansea 5-0 at Anfield, helped by two goals from Roberto Firmino, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Philippe Coutinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold also scored. It was a ruthless performance from the Reds, who were helped by an uninspiring Swansea display, who remain bottom of the Premier League. Liverpool broke the deadlock just six minutes into the…

Premier League Midseason Review: 20th-16th

After the latest round of fixtures, every club has now reached the halfway point in the Premier League season. Here, we take a look at the teams struggling in positions 20-16. 20th. Swansea City Summer Signings: Paul Clement’s summer signings have proven to be nothing short of a disaster. He received heavy praise for the ‘coup’…

Where did it all go wrong for Paul Clement?

For the third December in a row, Swansea City have sacked their manager. First, it was Garry Monk, while last season Bob Bradley felt the wrath of Huw Jenkins. This season, it was a slightly different scenario. Having been hired to replace hopeless American Bob Bradley last Christmas, Paul Clement kept Swansea up by the…

Late Bristol City winner knocks arrogant United out of Carabao Cup

Korey Smith scored a stoppage time winner to knock the holders Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup. Bristol City defended valiantly throughout, and their place in the last four is just reward for a ferocious performance, despite a distinct difference in quality, price and class. Lee Johnson spoke in the week about his wish…