De Futebol Burnley jumps to seventh place with a 1-0 win over Toons

Burnley defeated Newcastle 1-0 to leap into seventh place with 16 points. Toons drops to ninth place with 14 points.

EPL Match Report:” Burnley moved up to seventh in the Premier League table after Jeff Hendrick’s late goal gave the Clarets a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United.

The match looked to be heading for a draw after James Tarkowski’s header could only be directed at Newcastle’s Rob Elliot while at the other end, Nick Pope produced a fine save to deny Ayoze Perez.

But the deadlock was broken on 74 minutes when Hendrick fired into the roof of the net after being found unmarked at the back post by Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s cross.

Ashley Barnes was close to adding a second in the closing stages but his shot was well saved by Elliot.

The Clarets are now level on points with sixth-placed Liverpool while Newcastle are two points worse off in ninth.”

https://www.premierleague.com/match/22435

De Futebol- Leicester City sinks Everton further in the Voce Vai Zone

Brighton Hove and Albion and Southampton tied one all.

Leicester City shut out Everton 2-0 to sink the Toffees even further in the voce vai zone.

EPL Match Report on the Leicester City win over Everton:”  Goals from Jamie Vardy and Demarai Gray gave Leicester City a 2-0 win over Everton in Claude Puel’s first match as manager.

Puel brought Gray back into the starting XI and the winger created the opening goal when he sprinted 60 yards and set up Riyad Mahrez to cross for Jamie Vardy.

Gray then scored the second on 29 minutes as his cross-cum-shot was sliced into his own net by Jonjoe Kenny.

Everton nearly pulled one back but Dominic Calvert-Lewin could not connect with Aaron Lennon’s pass when through on goal.

Toffees caretaker manager David Unsworth made two changes at half-time, giving Beni Baningime a Premier League debut, but they could not fight back. “

https://www.premierleague.com/match/22437

De Futebol Man U picks up a key win over Spurs! Shitty wins!

This was nut cutting time for both Man U and Tottenham.  The Red Devils applied the pressure and thus were rewarded with a late goal by Anthony Martial in the 82nd minute for a hard fought 1-0 win over Spurs at old Trafford.

The win gives the guys 23 points good enough to stay put in second place.

The Daily Mail:” Tottenham Hotspur are an awful lot more than The Harry Kane Team but when they were given the opportunity to prove their point in the rain and the wind against Manchester United at Old Trafford, they blew it.

The chances were there for them. In an evenly contested, largely uninspiring game, they appeared to have timed their assault on Jose Mourinho’s side perfectly as the game entered its closing stages and United stared down the barrel of a third league game without a win.

In a game of few opportunities, the Danish magician Christian Eriksen crafted the best of all with a sweetly judged cross that was begging to be finished by Dele Alli. But Alli, who had once again failed to shine when it really mattered, somehow pulled his volley wide.

Maybe it is wrong to stress Kane’s absence too much but it is tempting to say he would have taken that chance in his sleep. United, of course, could counter that they would have been a far stronger side with Paul Pogba in their ranks.

It is a squad game now and the more we talk of Kane’s importance to Spurs, the more we stress that they are more reliant on him than they ought to be. Certainly, they seemed to lack a focal point when his replacement, Heung-min Son, was leading the line.

With 81 minutes gone, they paid for their failure to capitalise on their best chance when United hit them with a sucker punch. It was route one but no one cared. David de Gea’s long kick was headed on by Romelu Lukaku and finished clinically by Anthony Martial. It lifted them, temporarily, at least, to within two points of leaders Manchester City.

And so as the seconds ticked down, the United fans taunted the opposition supporters with chants of ‘have you ever seen Tottenham win the league’. They will feel that the momentum they lost with their drab 0-0 draw at Liverpool and last week’s defeat at Huddersfield has been regained.

Mourinho had condemned his players for their attitude at Huddersfield last weekend but there was no mistaking their hunger in the opening exchanges against Spurs. They were first to everything. They showed more attacking intent in the opening five minutes than they had in the entire game against Liverpool a fortnight ago.

But even though they exerted some early pressure on their opponents, United could not translate it into clear chances. Their only hint of an opening came after Lloris had failed to clear the ball properly and the Spurs defence had to clear hurriedly from Marcus Rashford as he tried to set up Lukaku.

Once Spurs had negated that brief spell of United dominance, they began to look like the more assured side. They were more confident on the ball and more able to put passing moves together that asked more and more questions of the United defence.

The first real alarm for United came midway through the first half when De Gea advanced to the edge of his six yard box to collect a harmless cross from Ben Davies. De Gea caught the ball but then collided with Phil Jones and spilled it at the feet of Moussa Sissoko but the Spurs midfielder could only lift his shot high over the bar.

The game burst into life now. Ashley Young and Alli became involved in a heated exchange of views that developed into a nose-to-nose confrontation before they were pulled apart by teammates and lectured by the referee. Alli sidefooted a shot too close to De Gea and the United keeper plucked a mishit shot from Eric Dier out of the air.

Spurs were the better team up to the interval but it was hardly a feast of football. They looked exactly like a team missing its best attacker and Alli, who has the potential to be their most influential player, once more struggled to impose himself on a game that was crying out for a moment of inspiration.

It finally came ten minutes after half time when Henrikh Mkhitaryan wriggled cleverly away from his marker and drilled a low shot at the Spurs goal. Lloris should have held it comfortably but the rain was falling in sheets by now and it squirmed from his grasp. Rashford was waiting to prod it in but Davies intervened with a superb clearance.

Less than a minute later, United went desperately close again. Once more, Mkhitaryan was the catalyst, sprinting on to a through ball and fizzing it across goal from the byline. Lukaku was there but he could not apply the finishing touch and Spurs cleared the danger.

United were playing more forcefully now and Antonio Valencia hit a blistering rising drive just over the bar from 25 yards. But then Pochettino reacted by bringing on Fernando Llorente for Heung-min Son and the dynamic of the game changed again.

There were other substitutions, too, but the introduction of Llorente gave Spurs a focal point they had been lacking and they began to force openings of their own. United’s warning came when the ball was worked to Eriksen in space on the edge of the area but he hit his shot high over the bar.

Then, after 77 minutes, Eriksen created the best chance of the game. Some neat approach play found the Denmark playmaker on the edge of the United area and he drifted a delicious ball into the six-yard box. Alli had timed his run beautifully but instead of ramming the ball past De Gea, he hooked it wide.

Then, after 77 minutes, Eriksen created the best chance of the game. Some neat approach play found the Denmark playmaker on the edge of the United area and he drifted a delicious ball into the six-yard box. Alli had timed his run beautifully but instead of ramming the ball past De Gea, he hooked it wide.

Spurs paid dearly for that. With nine minutes left, De Gea launched a long ball forward, Lukaku rose majestically to flick it on and Martial, who had come on for Rashford, proved that he was the most important substitute of all by driving his left foot shot into the ground and past the wrong-footed Lloris.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5026671/Manchester-United-1-0-Tottenham.html#ixzz4woKeRuG5

Arsenal trailed one nil at halftime. The guys came back to score two second half goals to earn a 2-1 win over Swansea City.

Sead Kolasinac nailed it in the 51st minute to level my Gunners at one all. Aaron Ramsey poked home the match winner in the 57th minute to push the guys within a point of third place Spurs.

Tottenham has 20 points good enough for third place.

Man Shitty defeated West Brom 3-2 to keep their lead over hated rivals Man U at five points.

Shitty is top dog with 28 points a plus 29 while Man U is second with 23 points a plus 19.

Liverpool blew the doors off Huddersfield 3-0.

The Reds are sixth with 16 points.

Stoke City got by Watford 1-0.

West Ham blew a two-goal lead at the Eagles house. Crystal Palace came back to draw the Hammers two all.

Chelsea hit pay dirt in the 51st minute when Eden Hazard scored his first goal in the EPL this season.  Chelsea defeated Bournemouth 1-0.

The Blues are in fourth place with 19 points. Arsenal is fifth with 19 points. Chelsea is a plus eight while my Gunners are a plus six.

De Futebol Flamengo Wins!

Flamengo blows out Bahia 5-1. The guys are in sixth place with 47 points.

Globo Esportes:” Menos de sete mil torcedores pagaram para ver, na Ilha do Urubu, um Flamengo pouco inspirado até os 30 minutos do segundo tempo, mas que encontrou uma maneira de golear. Grande parte da vitória de 4 a 1 sobre o Bahia pode ser creditada a Réver, que fez dois gols, um deles quando o empate assustava os rubro-negros, que chegaram a vaiar. À frente do placar, Diego desencantou e também marcou duas vezes. No fim, a torcida terminou gritando “olé”, e o time subiu da sétima para a sexta colocação.

– O Réver foi um gigante, não só na defesa, mas sendo decisivo na frente – elogiou Diego.

– Fui feliz, méritos também do batedor (Everton, no segundo gol). Tive felicidade de fazer dois belos gols e ajudar o Flamengo – comemorou Réver.

Rueda entrou em campo com Berrío no lugar de Éverton Ribeiro e o colombiano, de fato, foi um dos mais agitados no primeiro tempo. Pela direita, ele buscou a linha de fundo e, aos 10, fez um cruzamento perigoso. A bola atravessou a área com força, mas Guerrero não alcançou.

Apesar de ter mais posse de bola, no entanto, o Flamengo seguia com Berrío como única arma e não demorou para o Paulo César Carpeggiani reforças a marcação no setor. Se não bastasse isso, os visitantes saíam a velocidade e se aproveitavam de uma defesa lenta. Assim, chegaram duas vezes com muito perigo ao go de Díego Alves. A primeira delas foi aso 22 minutos, quando Zé Rafael puxou contra-ataque, não tocou para Vinícius, que estava livre, e disparou para boa defesa do goleiro rubro-negro.

Aos 28, Diego deu um chute perigoso de longe e exigiu boa defesa de Jean. No minuto seguinte, um novo contra-ataque do Bahia. Mendoza arrancou em velocidade e passou para Vinícius, que chutou em cima de Diego Alves.

Na volta ao segundo tempo, Rueda trocou Berrío por Éverton Ribeiro, que demorou apenas quatro minutos para levar cartão amarelo. No minuto seguinte, Diego chutou fora e ganhou uma escanteio após Jean defender parcialmente. Na cobrança rápida, Éverton lançou na área, Guerrero ganhou dividida na cabeça e a bola sobrou para Réver marcar.

Com 1 a 0 no placar e Guerrero com frequência levando a mão à coxa direita, Rueda optou por sacar o peruano aos 19m. Lucas Paquetá já estava em campo, quando, em um cochilo da defesa, Juan derrubou Hernande, ex-jogador do Flamengo, na área. Na cobrança, Mendoza deslocou Diego Alves e empatou.

Quando o rubro-negro parecia iniciar uma zona de desespero do jogo, Réver voltou a aparecer. Éverton conseguiu um escanteio e cobrou na área, onde o zagueiro subiu muito alto, com uma impulsão impressionante, e marcou seu segundo gol. Aos 37, em contra-ataque, Lucas Fonseca tocou com a mão na bola na área e o árbitro marcou pênalti. Na cobrança, Diego fez o terceiro. Aos 41, o meia recebeu de Éverton e marcou o último da goleada, seu oitavo na Série A.

https://oglobo.globo.com/esportes/em-noite-de-rever-diego-flamengo-goleia-bahia-21970221#ixzz4wGYLFRxt

De Futebol Flamengo wins!

Flamengo picked up a huge 1-0 win over Chapecoense.

This was a huge “W” for the guys. This was Boo-Mengao’s first win in four matches.

Globo Esporte:” A atuação continua aquém das expectativas da torcida pelo elenco que o Flamengo possui. Por isso mesmo a vitória sobre a Chapecoense, por 1 a 0, foi tão comemorada pelos jogadores, neste domingo, na Arena Condá, que sentem, a cada resultado ruim, a pressão em seus ombros. O resultado mantém o rubro-negro, que vinha de três jogos sem vitória, na sétima colocação.

Tensão explícita no lance do pênalti. A bola saiu das mãos de Diego, que perdera a cobrança na final da Copa do Brasil, para Éverton Ribeiro, que pediu ao camisa 10 para cobrar. E também errou. O gol do meia, no entanto, resfriou o caldeirão que se tornaria o ambiente do clube.

Não precisava ter sido tão difícil. O Flamengo tinha mais time, mais futebol e mais chances. Mas o peso de quem não marcava um gol fora de casa há mais 600 minutos — no fim foram 643 — jogou contra.

https://oglobo.globo.com/esportes/flamengo-perde-penalti-mas-derrota-chapecoense-21949344#ixzz4vcDA5SYq

De Futebol Arsenal gets by Norwich 2-1 to move in the Carabao Cup

Arsenal gets by Norwich City 2-1 to advance to the final eight of the Carabao Cup

The Guardians Amy Lawrence wrote:” As cameos go, making your bow at your home stadium by scoring inside 15 seconds and then adding an extra-time matchwinner with a soaring header takes some beating. Eddie Nketiah earned instant cult status at Arsenal after the teenager stole a show that had for a large part of the evening belonged to the ambitious visitors from Norwich. Come the final whistle the only word on everybody’s lips was simply “Eddie”.

Arsène Wenger has for decades used English football’s secondary cup competition to give youngsters a taste of first-team experience. Not many have seized the moment quite like Nketiah. He became the first player born after Wenger became manager here to score a goal for the club, a statistic that only adds to the sense of surreal wonder the new kid conjured up. “I am impressed by that to think he was not even conceived when I was already here,” said Wenger. “Life gives a chance to young people. Hopefully he will make a long career at Arsenal football club.”

The Carabao Cup may not naturally lend itself to fairy stories but this topsy-turvy evening was rich with opportunity. For the majority of an earnestly contested match the romance belonged to Norwich as they headed towards what would have been a well-deserved scalp. Late into the game they were winning 1-0 thanks to Josh Murphy’s audacious goal and the scoreline really could have been extended through a handful of golden chances.

Wenger fielded the second string and when it was not working a quick scan of a bench filled with inexperienced kids did not look too encouraging. But then came the extraordinary twist in the tale. Nketiah scuttled on for his home debut and within seconds the 18-year-old from south London was in the right place at the right time to pounce on a corner, prodding in the equaliser with his first touch for a moment he will always cherish.

The chant of “Eddie, Eddie,” coursed round the stadium, which was remarkable considering how few of the crowd had probably heard of Nketiah before kick-off. Almost single-handedly he brought his club an almighty lift.

If the first goal was all about predatory instinct, the second was about nerve and heart. “I like especially the header he scored,” said Wenger. “He is not tall. He has a determined attitude. When the team needs you and you can deliver, that is a quality that you don’t know until you put the player on.

“I don’t regret not putting experienced players on the bench. Eddie is a good example of why. If I had experienced players on the bench I would certainly have put them on instead of Eddie.”

An electric run offered the opportunity for a hat-trick but Angus Gunn – another youngster showing ready promise – was equal to it in the City goal. The little flashes Nketiah produced were reminiscent of Ian Wright’s dynamic and goal-hungry style but Wenger urged people to give the teenager time to develop in his own way. He left Chelsea to join Arsenal aged 14 and has never looked back, banging in goals throughout the youth levels.

With better finishing, better luck and better decisions from the officials Norwich could have been out of sight before Nketiah’s grand entrance. Mohamed Elneny was on the fortunate side to avoid a dismissal earlier in the game for taking down Nélson Oliveira.

Later James Husband was bought down in the penalty box, caught by Mathieu Debuchy’s flailing arm. It was harsh on Norwich, especially as they contributed so much.

Daniel Farke was candid enough to mix praise for his team with disappointment that the referee called key incidents against his team. “I wondered why he could have all these decisions in favour of Arsenal,” the Norwich manager said. “I am pretty sure the referee and linesman want to give their best and we have to accept these mistakes. To be honest it’s really annoying.”

The red card for Arsenal was “obvious”, in Farke’s view, and “several players of Arsenal said, ‘sorry for you, it was a clear penalty’”.

Farke also took issue with the award of the corner which decided the game. Norwich’s mission to hustle Arsenal, closing down in numbers to limit the home team from finding an easy groove, gave them a promising platform. On another day it might have been different. But this particular day belonged to Nketiah.”

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/24/arsenal-norwich-city-carabao-cup-match-report

De Futebol Man U Wins to Advance to The Final Eight in the Carabao Cup

Man U defeated Swansea City 2-0 in the Carabao Cup.

The Guardians Ben Fisher wrote:” José Mourinho commended Manchester United’s response after they coasted into the quarter-finals courtesy of two superb goals by Jesse Lingard. The holders and five-times winners comfortably picked off Swansea City.

Mourinho had questioned the attitude of his players after the Premier League defeat at Huddersfield Town on Saturday but this thoroughly professional display from a much changed and youthful United left him satisfied. “The attitude was good,” the Portuguese said after what was his 400th match in English football.

United’s performance was slick and on another day Lingard would have left with the match ball. “I’m disappointed not to get the hat-trick because I always want more goals,” he said. “We had to put things right but we have learned from the weekend and we want to move on.”

This was the second time Mourinho’s side had eased past Swansea in three months but Daley Blind was the only survivor from the team that started a 4-0 win in August.

Swansea’s manager, Paul Clement, said he had discussed United’s defeat at Huddersfield with his players but it probably bore little relevance given Mourinho made seven changes. There were starts for the academy graduates Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe, on the club’s books since aged eight and five respectively.

“I think they both did well,” Mourinho added later. “I would say Scott did very well because he was really comfortable and strong in midfield. Axel started a little bit shaky but then got stability – today his good performance was the consequence of a good team.”

Despite the changes there was still no start for Luke Shaw, who was named among the substitutes, alongside Romelu Lukaku and Henrik Mkhitaryan. Shaw came on for the final four minutes but the 22-year-old, who became the world’s most expensive teenager in 2014 after arriving from Southampton for £30m, has played only 49 minutes this season. His future remains increasingly uncertain.

Clement made eight changes to the side that lost at home to Leicester City on Saturday. Oli McBurnie, prolific for the under-23 side, led the line, while Roque Mesa, a £11m summer signing from Las Palmas made his fourth start, wearing the No51 shirt. His manager described his performance as “average”.

After criticising his players for failing to compete at Huddersfield, Mourinho demanded they rise to the challenge. They made a fast start, with Chris Smalling outjumping Alfie Mawson to power a header wide from Marcus Rashford’s corner. Then Lingard forced Kristoffer Nordfeldt to tip over before he slid in Anthony Martial, who failed to gain control of the ball. United did not have to wait too long for a goal, with Lingard scoring a beautiful opener after 21 minutes.

Ander Herrera fizzed a ball into the feet of Rashford, whose classy first-time flick ran straight through the legs of Mike van der Hoorn and into the path of Lingard. Bearing down on Nordfeldt, he curled the ball low into the corner of the Swansea goal. Lingard’s trademark Drake-inspired flute celebration immediately followed.

Things went from bad to worse for Swansea seven minutes before the interval when Martin Olsson was forced off with a hamstring injury. In the buildup, Clement had bemoaned his lack of cover at left-back. “If there is an issue, who would be able to step in?” he said at the time.

Swansea only really troubled United from distance until the substitute Leroy Fer forced Sergio Romero into a smart save from close range in injury time. “They had the extra bit of quality, and from our point of view, we just have to believe a good result and good performance is around the corner,” Clement said.

After the interval United patiently searched for a second and soon found one when Lingard, unmarked, headed home from the edge of the box. Tuanzebe, the 19-year old who looked assured from start to finish (an excitable late challenge on Jordan Ayew aside), eased past two Swansea players before picking out Matteo Darmian, whose floated cross from the right was superbly guided home by Lingard running at full tilt.

Clement summoned top-scorer Tammy Abraham, who instantly forced Romero into a save, but the reliance on the Chelsea loanee to always find a spark must be of concern.

Mourinho introduced Lukaku and Nemanja Matic, by which point United were in cruise control. “We’re the famous Man United, and we’re going to Wembley,” sang the jubilant travelling supporters.”

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/24/swansea-city-manchester-united-carabao-cup-match-report