De Futebol Drama at Old Trafford! Marouane Fellaini’s late header wins it for Man U!

Man U needed a late goal off the head of Marouane Fellaini in the 90th minute plus one for the 2-1 win over hated rival Arsenal.

Man Shitty blew out West Ham 4-1. So what else is new?

Nada.

EPL Match Report on the Red Devils win: Marouane Fellaini’s stoppage-time header gave Manchester United a 2-1 victory over Arsenal, denying Arsene Wenger a point on his final visit to Old Trafford as the Gunners manager.

United had taken the lead on 16 minutes when Paul Pogba volleyed home from close range after Alexis Sanchez had headed against the post.

But Arsenal responded well and former United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan went close before equalising six minutes into the second half with a drive into the bottom corner.

United piled on the pressure and after Marcus Rashford’s goal was ruled out for offside, substitute Fellaini scored with the back of his head to seal victory.

Second-placed Man Utd are now five clear of Liverpool in third and are guaranteed a place in the top four while Arsenal remain in sixth, three ahead of Burnley, who have played one more match.”

https://www.premierleague.com/match/22696

De Futebol Liverpool a Goal Less draw against Stoke City! Chelsea wins!

Third place Liverpool had a chance to be level on points with second place Man U however Stoke City put up a heck of a fight at Anfield in a one all draw.

The Reds stay in third place with 72 points.

Man U has a hot date with hated rival Arsenal later today at Old Trafford.

EPL Match Report:” Mohamed Salah was denied a Premier League record as Stoke City held Liverpool to a goalless draw.

The leading scorer was a goal from setting a mark for the most in a 38-match season but was shut out at Anfield for the first time since Boxing Day.

It appeared Salah would get his 32nd goal of the season when he was sent through in the sixth minute, but his trademark chipped finish went narrowly wide.

An organised Stoke side defended well to restrict Liverpool to half-chances after the break and they almost grabbed a winner at the end through Ryan Shawcross, who poked wide.

The point lifts Stoke to 30 points, three from Swansea City in 17th, with only two matches to play.

Liverpool stay third on 72 points.”

https://www.premierleague.com/match/22695

The battle for the voce vai zone is full swing. Southampton was given a slim life line with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth. The Saints Dusan Tadic’s daily double in the 25th and 54th minutes was the difference in the match.

Southampton is in eighteenth place with 32 points.

West Brom kept their slim hopes alive of avoiding you’re outta zone with a 1-0 win over Newcastle at Toons house.

The Baggies are in the whale dung position with 28 points.

West Brom has two matches left in the season.

Crystal Palace blew out Leicester City 5-0.

Everton shutout Huddersfield 2-0.

Burnley and Brighton and Hove Albion tied nil-nil.

The Clarets are seventh place with 53 points while the Toffees are eighth with 48 points.

With two matches left for both Burnley and Everton, the Clarets need at least one more win to secure the final Europa League spot.

Chelsea defeated Swansea City 1-0. The Blues are within two points of fourth place Spurs. Chelsea has 66 points while Tottenham as 68 points.

Spurs- Watford will duke it out tomorrow at Wembley Tottenham’s home away from home.

De Futebol FLamengo wins!

Flamengo defeated America-MG 2-0.

Globo Esporte: Na noite que marcou a aposentadoria de Julio Cesar, a torcida do Flamengo compareceu em peso ao Maracanã para reverenciar seu ídolo. E ainda viu o agora ex-goleiro dar adeus em grande estilo diante do América-MG, pela segunda rodada do Campeonato Brasileiro. Com dois gols de Henrique Dourado no primeiro tempo, os donos da casa abriram boa vantagem, mas caíram de rendimento na etapa final. E viram o camisa 12 segurar o 2 a 0 com grande atuação para comemorar bastante seu último jogo ao lado dos companheiros. Após o apito final, muita emoção e reverências, e a liderança da competição garantida pelo menos até o início de domingo.

O Flamengo começou o jogo encontrando dificuldades para criar jogadas no campo de ataque. Em lampejo individual de Vinicius Junior, Henrique Dourado abriu o placar após bom cruzamento, aos 28 minutos de jogo. Pouco depois, após passe de Paquetá, o Ceifador foi derrubado pelo goleiro Jori. O árbitro hesitou, mas marcou pênalti, convertido pelo artilheiro rubro-negro. A partir daí, e principalmente no segundo tempo, o rendimento da equipe de Mauricio Barbieri caiu bastante. O América-MG chegou bastante, teve mais finalizações e mais chances reais de gol que os mandantes, mas parou num inspirado Julio Cesar, que fez três defesas difíceis. O técnico rubro-negro foi vaiado após sacar Vinicius Junior para colocar Jonas, mas, depois de dois empates seguidos, a equipe conseguiu voltar a vencer.

https://globoesporte.globo.com/rj/futebol/brasileirao-serie-a/jogo/21-04-2018/flamengo-america-mg.ghtml

De Futebol One All Draw Arsenal-Atletico Madrid! Round Two in Spain!

Arsenal up a man gave away the store and a possible shot at the Europa League finals in a one all draw at our house Emirates against Atletico Madrid

This is bad stupid futebol. No wonder the guys are buried in sixth place in the EPL. This sucks big time.

The Guardians Daniel Hytner:” Arsène Wenger was mindful of the pitfalls, the potential for anti-climax, as he put it, in his final home European tie as Arsenal manager. He wants what would be a first European trophy more than anything right now. Would this Europa League semi-final, first leg prove too demanding, particularly against opposition as streetwise as Atlético Madrid?

Happily for him, his players played with verve and personality from the first whistle, pouring everything into the challenge and there were times, especially in the opening period of the first half, when they subjected Atlético to a gruelling examination.

The team that sit second in La Liga and has established a stellar reputation on the European scene under Diego Simeone were reduced to 10 men after only 10 minutes, following Sime Vrsaljko’s two yellow cards. They were rattled and Simeone was sent to the stands after overheating at the referee, Clément Turpin, in the 13th minute.

Arsenal could not find a goal during their period of ascendency but they broke through on 61 minutes thanks to Alexandre Lacazette. A stirring occasion had lift-off. And yet what Wenger feared most deeply would come to pass. Arsenal failed to put the 10 men away and they would be undermined by a darkly familiar defensive error.

Laurent Koscielny had the position on Antoine Griezmann following a high punt forward but he erred badly and, suddenly, the Atlético striker was in. His first shot was saved and Shkodran Mustafi looked to have taken up a good covering position. But Mustafi slipped, Griezmann scored on the rebound and it was advantage Atlético.

Vrsaljko’s dismissal shaped the tie, setting a combustible tone, and the Croatia right-back was certainly guilty of a rare form of recklessness, even if both of his cautions were defined by the strictest application of the law. The first one was for a lunge on Jack Wilshere, after Vrsaljko had been played into trouble by José Giménez and with that in mind, he ought to have thought twice about stretching into a tackle on Lacazette in a non-threatening area. He did not.

Vrsaljko was late and he trod on the top of Lacazette’s foot. He gave Turpin a decision to make and the referee made it. The notion of a final warning so early in such a big game did not appear to enter Turpin’s thoughts.

Simeone was incandescent and, moments later, after Héctor Bellerín had hacked at Lucas Hernández, the Atlético manager took his protests too far in demanding censure for the Arsenal right-back. His hackles had also been raised by Mesut Özil appearing to go to ground too easily in a separate incident. Simeone had demanded a yellow card for Özil. Banished to the stands, he paced about the back of the directors’s box – his face a mask of thunder.

The atmosphere had crackled at the outset and Arsenal tore into Atlético. How the scoreline remained level at the interval was a mystery. Arsenal had created a fistful of chances by the midway point of the first half and they were clear ones, too.

Lacazette had two of them before the sending-off. The first was a volley from Danny Welbeck’s cross, which he chopped down and watched it spin up and graze the outside of a post; the second was a header from Nacho Monreal’s centre from which he extended Jan Oblak.

Arsenal poured bodies forward against the 10 men. Welbeck bustled into the area to tee up Aaron Ramsey, whose shot was blocked by Diego Godín; Wilshere headed tamely at Oblak; Welbeck, having exchanged passes with Wilshere, shot at the goalkeeper from a tightish angle and Koscielny, in yards of space after Lacazette flicked on Granit Xhaka’s corner, stretched and sliced wide.

At the time it seemed imperative that Arsenal capitalised on their purple patch, but they did not. Apart from a miscued Monreal volley on 31 minutes, they rather ran out of steam before the interval. Lacazette was also guilty of making too much of a penalty area contact that he initiated in the 23rd minute.

Atlético might have hurt Arsenal in the final part of the first half. Twice Griezmann drew saves out of David Ospina, the second after a powerful run by Thomas Partey.

This Simeone team have proved a difficult nut to crack for many years and they had to rely on all their know-how with 10 men. Partey, the central midfielder, was moved to right-back; Koke came inside from wide midfield and Griezmann switched to the flank. They worked tirelessly to compress the space between the lines. It became a test of Arsenal’s temperament as much as anything else.

Wenger’s team continued to press in the second half, and they continued to probe, but the gaps they had enjoyed in the frantic opening no longer looked so pronounced. The manager stalked his technical area or rocked forward on the bench. The strain was clear.

The breakthrough goal lanced the tension. Griezmann was guilty of trying to play out from the back and when Monreal tackled him, the home crowd sensed opportunity. Wilshere stood up a cross to the far post and Lacazette, having timed a towering leap, summoned power and direction in his downward header to beat Oblak.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/26/arsenal-atletico-madrid-europa-league-semi-final-first-leg-match-report

De Futebol Liverpool Blows out AC Roma 5-2!

Liverpool kicked ass and took names in a 5-2 thrashing of AC Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal. The bad omen is that the Reds gave up two away goals and this bite them in the ass if the guys are not careful to take care of business at the Italians house next Wednesday.

EPL Report on the Reds big win.” Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both scored twice as Liverpool produced a scintillating display to record a 5-2 victory over Roma in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final.

The leader of the race for the Golden Boot opened the scoring at Anfield with a superb strike into the top corner from the edge of the area on 35 minutes.

Salah lifted the ball over onrushing goalkeeper Alisson Becker on the stroke of half-time for his 43rd goal of the season in all competitions.

The Egyptian then turned provider, setting up Mane to tap home a third on 56 minutes.

Firmino added a fourth from close range from another Salah cross and then headed in to make the score 5-0.

But, as against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, Liverpool conceded two late goals.

Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti, with a penalty, made the first appearance of a Premier League team in the final in six years less of a formality.”

https://www.premierleague.com/news/671808

De Futebol Everton defeats Toons!

Everton defeated Newcastle 1-0 at the Toffees house. The loss stops Toons four match winning streak.

EPL Match Report:” Theo Walcott scored the only goal as Everton moved up to eighth in the Premier League and ended Newcastle United’s four-match winning streak.

The Magpies were only a point and a place behind the Toffees before kick-off, but Walcott slammed in Everton’s goal when DeAndre Yedlin failed to deal with Yannick Bolasie’s deep cross in the 51st minute.

In a first half of few clear-cut chances, Everton defender Phil Jagielka had the best opportunity when he couldn’t find the target with his close-range volley.

Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez fired wide moments before Walcott’s opener, and Matt Ritchie curled a free-kick narrowly over, but the Toffees held on.

Everton move above Leicester to eighth position, four points and two places ahead of Newcastle.”

https://www.premierleague.com/match/22686

De Futebol Arsenal wins! Man Shitty wins!

Arsenal blew out West Ham 5-1. With the win the guys are still in the hunt for a Champions League berth.

My Gunners are in sixth place with 57 points.

Chelsea is fifth with 63 points.

Tottenham are fourth with 68 points.

Burnley kept their chances alive for a Europa League berth in a one all draw against Stoke City.

Man Shitty won in a cakewalk a 5-0 thrashing of Swansea City.

EPL Match Report on my Gunners win:” Three goals in the final 10 minutes helped Arsenal seal a 4-1 victory over West Ham United at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal took the lead on 51 minutes when Nacho Monreal volleyed in Granit Xhaka’s corner for his fifth PL goal of the season.

Marko Arnautovic levelled in the 64th minute when he sent Manuel Lanzini’s clever pass past David Ospina with an angled strike.

Joe Hart denied Xhaka and then Danny Welbeck but Arsenal went ahead again when Aaron Ramsey’s cross drifted over Declan Rice and past the West Ham goalkeeper with eight minutes remaining.

Alexandre Lacazette made it 3-1, latching on to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cutback. The Frenchman then struck again after fine approach play by Ramsey.

Arsenal, in sixth, move four points clear of Burnley. West Ham are 15th, six points above the relegation zone.”

https://www.premierleague.com/match/22682

De Futebol Man U scored a comeback 2-1 win over Tottenham to advance to the finals of The FA Cup

Man U came back from one nil deficit to beat rival Tottenham 2-1 to advance to the finals of the FA Cup.

The Guardians Simon Burnton:” Once again Manchester United have the chance to end an unconvincing season with a flash of the finest silver. Winners of this competition under Louis van Gaal in 2016, and of the Europa League and League Cup under José Mourinho last year, they secured a place in another final after condemning Tottenham and their manager, Mauricio Pochettino, to yet another campaign without a crowning achievement.

Given their history in this competition and others Tottenham came into the game with not so much a monkey on their back as an entire posse of primates. Their run of FA Cup semi-final failures has now been extended to eight, no significant trophies for a decade and just the two League Cups since they last snuck into the final and won this title, against Nottingham Forest in 1991. It represents a lengthy period if not quite in the wilderness then at least in a chilly hinterland.

But in a heated atmosphere it was Spurs who warmed up most swiftly, Harry Kane having their first shot within 30 seconds and Son Heung-min’s clever turn putting the United defence in real trouble for the first time in the second minute. From the start United struggled to cope with the pace and intensity of their game, and when they found a path back into the contest it was only after Tottenham had themselves pointed the way. Mousa Dembélé, one of several key players who ultimately disappointed for Spurs, gave the ball away deep inside his own half, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sánchez combined to impose brutal, beautiful punishment and from there the pattern of the game changed.

There could have been another twist had Antonio Valencia been more harshly punished for a two-footed lunge on Dele Alli three minutes later, but Anthony Taylor considered the offence worthy only of a caution.

That was after Spurs, having dominated the early exchanges, had taken the lead with a goal of humiliating simplicity. Ashley Young committed himself to pressing the ball deep inside the Tottenham half and Davinson Sánchez hit it long into the space the United left-back should have been covering. It was space Christian Eriksen had all to himself and with Pogba trailing behind him he had time to measure his cross, which Alli turned in.

There could, in the minutes that followed, have been more. Son’s looping cross was just too long for Kane, and a low ball by the South Korean seemed destined to be converted by Alli until Phil Jones hooked it clear. Kane set up Eriksen for a shot that bounced across goal and wide, and Son’s effort hit Valencia.

Michel Vorm, who has kept goal for Spurs throughout their cup run, had been woefully underemployed until Kieran Trippier, with the ball on the right flank, turned down the chance to clear and instead passed to Dembélé, who might have turned the ball into touch but tried to jink past Pogba and failed. The Frenchman spun and delivered a delicious centre that dipped on to Sánchez’s head for the equaliser.

Smalling also got himself in the way of Tottenham’s first notable shot of the second half, deflecting Kane’s effort wide. That this took place nearly 14 minutes after the interval reflects a period of diminished pace and precision. But now it was United who were more often winning second balls and coming first in marginal races, Spurs being pressured into errors. Ander Herrera epitomised their improved work ethic in scoring their second goal, sprinting the length of the field and arriving on the edge of Tottenham’s penalty area with perfect timing. Sánchez’s pass from the left flicked off Romelu Lukaku’s studs, was left by Jesse Lingard and the Spaniard’s low drive flashed past Vorm.

Having survived their poor start, United flourished to eventually give a display of authority. Pogba impressed again, claiming an assist and hitting a couple of delicious long passes to Lukaku. Sánchez displayed the effervescence that marked his finer performances for Arsenal. Spurs, increasingly frustrated, played at times as if their primary target was not United’s goal but Lingard’s ankles. With Kane peripheral for long periods there was only one significant chance as they chased the game, when Victor Wanyama headed Érik Lamela’s free-kick harmlessly high in the 89th minute.

Instead United, having taken a comical amount of time over a couple of substitutions, might have extended their advantage in the resulting stoppage time. First Lukaku released Marcus Rashford only for Dier to dispossess him inside the penalty area, and then Vorm raced out of his area to block a pass to Lukaku – with his back rather than, as many United fans suspected, his hands. But if this victory was never destined to be comfortable, it was in the end convincing.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/21/manchester-united-tottenham-hotspur-fa-cup-match-report

De Futebol Liverpool blows a two goal lead! The Reds and West Brom tie two all!

Liverpool jumped out to a two nil only to have West Brom comeback to score two goals in the last eleven minutes to salvage a two all draw.

The tie cost Liverpool dearly instead of only a point behind second place Man U, 74 points, the Reds sit at 71 points three points outta second place with three matches left.

Man U has a match in hand.

Danny Ings started the Reds off on the right foot with a strike that found the back of the net in the fourth minute. Mohamed Sala let one rip in the 72nd minute for a two-nil lead.

The Baggies came storming back. Jake Livermore tickled the twines in the 79th minute to cut the gap to 2-1. Salomon Rondon broke Liverpool’s hearts in the 88th minute to level this puppy at two all.

EPL Match Report:” West Brom fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Liverpool at the Hawthorns thanks to goals from Jake Livermore and Salomon Rondon.

Liverpool took the lead on four minutes, Danny Ings scoring his first Premier League goal since 2015 with a close-range finish.

Mohamed Salah extended Liverpool’s lead on 72 minutes, latching on to an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain through ball to lob Ben Foster.

It’s his 31st PL goal this season, which means he now shares the record for goals in a 38-match season.

But Livermore got a goal back for West Brom on 79 minutes, scrambling the ball home following a corner, before Rondon headed home a Chris Brunt free-kick at the near post to draw the hosts level 10 minutes later.

West Brom remain bottom on 25 points, eight points from safety with three matches left, while Liverpool are third with 71 points, three behind Manchester United.”

https://www.premierleague.com/match/22691

Watford and Crystal Palace tied nil-nil.

The Hornets stay put in twelfth placed with 38 points. The Eagles are fifteenth place with 35 points. Crystal Palace are still in danger of the heave-hoe.

EPL Match Report:” Crystal Palace moved a point further away from the relegation zone as they drew 0-0 with Watford at Vicarage Road.

The home side had the better of the first half, Stefano Okaka coming closest when his header hit the crossbar four minutes in.

Eagles goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey produced a good save as Joel Ward inadvertently diverted Troy Deeney’s cross towards his own goal.

Palace grew into the game in the second half and Luka Milivojevic’s free-kick strike the crossbar just after the hour mark.

 

James Tomkins then hit the post before the ball was scrambled clear by Troy Deeney.

Palace move up to 15th, six points ahead of the bottom three, after a third consecutive match unbeaten. Watford are in 12th, three points better off.”

https://www.premierleague.com/match/22690

De Futebol Flamengo -Victoria tied two all

Boo Mengao opened up the Campeonato Brasileiro with a two all draw against Vitoria.

Globo Esporte:” O árbitro Wagner Reway e os auxiliares Fábio Rodrigo Rubinho e Marcelo Grando, o trio de arbitragem da partida entre Vitória e Flamengo, disputada neste sábado, pela primeira rodada do Campeonato Brasileiro, foram afastados pela CBF da Série A por conta dos erros que cometeram no jogo, que terminou empatado em 2 a 2.

No pênalti do primeiro gol do Vitória, a bola bateu no rosto de Éverton Ribeiro, que ainda foi expulso. No gol de Réver, Willian Arão participou da jogada em claro impedimento.

Os três passarão por uma reciclagem e só podem apitar, momentaneamente, jogos da Série B. Quando estiverem aptos, poderão ser reaproveitados na Série A. As informações foram dadas primeiramente pelo site ‘Uol’ e confirmadas pelo Globo.

O Flamengo promete fazer uma reclamação na CBF nesta semana por conta dos erros de arbitragem.

– Vamos fazer uma reclamação formal na CBF, mas não vamos pedir o afastamento (do árbitro). Fico feliz em ele ter reconhecido que errou – disse o presidente Eduardo Bandeira de Melo após o jogo.

O Flamengo volta a campo, pelo Campeonato Brasileiro, no próximo sábado, contra o América-MG, no Maracanã.

https://oglobo.globo.com/esportes/cbf-afasta-trio-de-arbitragem-do-jogo-entre-vitoria-flamengo-22593891#ixzz5CmZio400