De Futebol Liverpool Kicks Ass and Takes Names in a 5-0 Blowout of Watford


Liverpool blew out Watford 5-0 to jump into third place with 63 over Spurs. Tottenham is fourth with 61 points however Spurs have a match in hand due FA Cup action.

EPL Match Report on the Reds massacre over the Hornets:” Mohamed Salah struck four times to pull clear in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot as Liverpool eased past Watford 5-0 at Anfield.

The Egyptian put Liverpool ahead after only four minutes, dribbling past Miguel Britos to slot home.

His second came from Andrew Robertson’s cross, which was converted at the far post.

Watford’s hopes of a comeback after the break were hit when Roberto Firmino flicked in Salah’s cross on 49 minutes.

Salah’s first Premier League hat-trick came when he twisted this way and that before poking home on 77 minutes.

He then followed up Danny Ings’ saved shot to move to 28 goals for the season, four ahead of Harry Kane.

The win sent Liverpool two points above Tottenham Hotspur into third, two behind Manchester United.

Watford drop to 11th, on 36 points.”

De Futebol Bournemouth Scores a Big Come From Behind 2-1 Win Over West Brom!

Limited action in the EPL on Saturday due to the FA Cup that’s happening.

Everton defeated Stoke City 2-1.

Crystal Place shutout Huddersfield 2-0. The Eagles jump out of the voce vai zone sixteenth place with 30 points for now.

Both West Ham and Southampton have a match in hand.

The Saints are in eighteenth place with 28 points while the Hammers are in seventeenth place with 30 points.

Bournemouth was down one nil only to come back and snatch a huge come from behind 2-1 win over bottom feeder West Brom 2-1.

The Cherries scored twice in the final thirteen minutes to bury the dagger in the heart of the Baggies.

Jordon Ibe 77th minute and Junior Stanislas 89th minute kept Bournemouth eight points clear of the voce vai zone.

The Cherries are in eleventh place  for now with 36 points.

De Futebol Arsenal on to the Quarterfinals of The Europa League!

Arsenal defeated AC Milan 3-1 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Europa League.

The Guardians David Hytner:” Danny Welbeck thought about it. He had felt the slightest touch from the Milan left-back, Ricardo Rodríguez, inside the area and he went down. The official behind the goal thought about it some more. The seconds ticked by. Milan were unconcerned. Then, a crackle across the earpieces and there was the Swedish referee, Jonas Eriksson, pointing to the spot. Arsenal could sense their place in the Europa League quarter-finals.

Welbeck scored and Arsène Wenger, at long last, could feel his luck was in. His Arsenal team had trailed to Hakan Calhanoglu’s long-range blast and, at that point, things had become angsty. Instead, Welbeck put them back in charge. The impression that it was Arsenal’s night was reinforced when Granit Xhaka made the tie safe on 71 minutes. Again, there had been little hint of danger. The shot from outside the area looked routine for Gianluigi Donnarumma, the young hope of Italian goalkeeping. Yet he fumbled dreadfully and that was that.

On a night when the pre-match fears of another raft of no-shows among the Arsenal support were unfounded, so was the prospect of another crash from their team. Welbeck was even able to help himself to a late goal after Donnarumma had parried Aaron Ramsey’s header.

Wenger had spoken about the “psychological problem” of bringing a lead from the away leg. It meant the opposition had “nothing to lose”, he said. The balance between whether to stick or twist can be difficult to strike.

Arsenal were warned in the previous round against Östersunds, the minnows from Sweden. Three-nil up from the first leg, they fell 2-0 down at home after 23 minutes before they stabilised. The hope was it would not prove another nervous night.

This is Arsenal and there were always going to be wobbles. With 46 seconds on the clock, they suffered the sort of defensive lapse that has blighted their season. Fabio Borini crossed and, suddenly, there was Andre Silva in space. The angle was not inviting and he shot into the side-net. It was a let-off. The early scare aside, Arsenal settled the quicker and, with Héctor Bellerín pressing high and providing an outlet on the right, they got on to the front foot. The collective confidence has been fragile. Here, there were positive stirrings, even if it was difficult to relax. They created a fistful of openings.

The Milan fans had taken their seats long before kick-off – they packed the away enclosure and fired the atmosphere. But the good news from an Arsenal perspective was that the home areas were practically full. The empty seats that have pockmarked their past few matches were not a feature.

Arsenal enjoyed decent backing, even after they conceded the first goal, which had come out of nothing. Calhanoglu cut across his right-footed shot from 25 yards and he got the ball to dip and fade into the far corner. David Ospina was powerless.

Arsenal had to respond. Thanks in part to the officials, they did so. Ramsey had worked Donnarumma moments after the Calhanoglu opener and, after Welbeck’s penalty, which he converted nervelessly, Milan would be further incensed when the ball hit Calum Chambers’ hand inside the area. No penalty.

As ever, Arsenal did not convince at the back. But they could point to a clutch of shooting chances in the first half. Welbeck had put a move on Leonardo Bonucci in the 25th minute before seeing Donnarumma block at the near post while in added time, Welbeck touched back for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who nodded wide and Jack Wilshere extended the goalkeeper with a decent hit from the fringes oWenger had started with Wilshere, fresh from his England recall, as the No 10 in a 4-2-3-1 system – with Mesut Özil on the right – and, with Ramsey ever keen to break forward from a deeper role, Arsenal posed problems. There was an enforced change in central defence on 11 minutes when Laurent Koscielny hurt his side after an aerial challenge; on came Chambers. But Wenger’s team appeared determined to force the issue, rather than protect what they had.

Milan’s challenge in the second half was to put the penalty decision behind them, which was hard. The injustice burned. Their supporters had whistled the big-screen replays of Welbeck’s conversion during half-time.

It was a low-octane affair, with Arsenal eager to draw Milan’s sting with periods of possession. But the visitors pushed. They knew that the next goal could re-release the cat among the pigeons. Suso, who would be booked for diving, dragged a shot wide while Patrick Cutrone fluffed a volley when gloriously placed. Andre Silva also went down in the area, looking for a penalty. He might claim it had worked for Welbeck.

Mkhitaryan and Ramsey had half-chances at the start of the second half but it was Milan that knocked on the door. The substitute, Nikola Kalinic blew a free header and Wenger had seen enough to introduce Mohamed Elneny to thicken the midfield. Donnarumma’s error, though, sucked the wind out of Milan.

De Futebol Man Shitty Wins! Two more Wins and Shitty is The Champs!

Last night Man Shitty had little trouble with Stoke City winning 2-0 at the Potters house.

David Silva led the attack with the daily double in the 10th and 50th minutes.

Shitty is the main man with 81 points.

Man Shitty is just two wins shy of winning the title.

Second place Man U has 65 points.

Third place sits Tottenham with 61 points.

On Saturday March 10th we saw Everton shutout Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0. The Toffees jumped into ninth place with 37 points.

Newcastle took a strong step forward with a blowout 3-0 win over Southampton. Toons are thirteenth place with 32 points.

Leicester City destroyed West Brom 4-1 at the Hammers house.

The Foxes are in the safe zone eighth place with 40 points.

The Baggies are in the danger zone sixteenth place 30 points.

Burnley took a big whopping stick to West Ham 3-0.

The Clarets are in seventh place with 43 points.

The Hammers are in the whale dung position with 20 points.

Chelsea got by Crystal Palace 2-1.

The Eagles are in the voce vai zone eighteenth place with 27 points.

Huddersfield and Swansea City tied nil-nil.

The Saints are one step above the you are outta here zone seventeenth place 27 points.

De Futebol Arsenal wins. Spurs win to leap into third place ahead of Liverpool!

Arsenal stopped the bleeding with a 3-0 win over Watford at our house Emirates. My Gunners have lost three straight entering into this crucial match with the Hornets.

This win keeps the guys close to fifth place Chelsea, 56 points and within two miles of fourth place Liverpool 60 points. My Gunners are sixth place with 48 points.

Tottenham turned on the jets after falling behind Bournemouth one nil after seven minutes  scoring the next four goals to blowout the Cherries 4-1.

Spurs are third with 61 points.

Man U is second with 65 points.

Man Shitty battles Stoke City later tonight.

Shitty is top dog with 78 points.

EPL Match Report on the guys win:” Petr Cech saved a second-half penalty as he claimed his 200th Premier League clean sheet in Arsenal‘s 3-0 victory over Watford at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners took the lead on eight minutes when Shkodran Mustafi headed in from a Mesut Ozil free-kick, his 50th assist in the competition.

Just before the hour mark, Henrikh Mkhitaryan played in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who rounded Watford goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis to score the second.

The visitors had a great chance to get a goal back but Cech saved Troy Deeney’s penalty. Arsenal sealed victory when Mkhitaryan scored from the edge of the area with 13 minutes left to play, his first goal in the PL for the Gunners.

Arsenal’s first win in four PL matches means they remain in sixth, eight points behind Chelsea in fifth, while Watford drop to 10th place.”

De Futebol Man U beats The Reds at Old Trafford! Man U five points clear of Second Place Liverpool!

Man U picks up a huge 2-1 win over Liverpool. The Red Devils are five points clear of second place Liverpool. Man U has 65 points. The Reds have 60 points.

Spurs could vault themselves into second place with a win over Bournemouth later today.

The Daily Mali:” It was all about the boy. That’s not to say the supporting roles weren’t significant, not least Romelu Lukaku who was quite superb and Scott McTominay, who again played beyond his years.

But Marcus Rashford hadn’t started a Premier League game since Boxing Day. If not exactly wasting away, as he has been significant from the bench and started Cup games, you wondered if this was a case of arrested development.

Certainly the stardust which followed him two years ago when he burst into this team and demanded immediate global attention has steadily dispersed.

Not so here. Important players win important games. They make the difference. When Rashford did it at 18, he had the air of an ingénue about him. Here he was more than that. A man composed on this stage, the clinical match winner.

His first finish was exquisite; the second excellent. And all round him, a gripping football match was unfolding. Two bitter rivals going at it for the full 90 minutes, like this game used to be.

It wasn’t quite the title-deciders of old; more like the battle to the best of the rest, which doesn’t have quite the same allure. Still, given the dearth of quality and excitement in this fixture of late, it was a welcome return to form.

And a timely reminder from Jose Mourinho as we reached what he described as the ‘business end of the season.’

Man United are hitting their stride, putting five points between themselves and Liverpool, their nearest rivals for second.

At times, it can seem impossible to disrupt the forward flow of this Liverpool team. But, despite all the scepticism at the style he employs, Moruinho does always have a plan. And this one worked, for the first half at least, as well as any since his arrival here.

A bonus feature was that it didn’t include any bus parking. At times it looked like a throwback to a 1990s United team, almost a 4-4-2, with Alexis Sanchez tucked in behind Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata and Rashford out wide.

It perplexed Liverpool. James Milner, Emre Can and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were outplayed by McTominay and Nemanja Matic in the opening 45 minutes, they were also critically outfought at the back.

Rashford takes the principal plaudits but this was a defining moment for Lukaku too. In a major fixture, he dominated Liverpool’s centre halves, a performance which put you in mind of the best physical centre forwards.

When Rashford scored his second, it was noticeable that McTominay raced to embrace Lukaku, who provided the assist for the assist. His contribution was not going un-noticed, nor unappreciated.

Both those first half goals came from David De Gea kicks.

Not content with being United’s best player, the goalkeeper is proving their most-creative one as well. But faced with a fairly basic tactic and an inspired Lukaku, Liverpool couldn’t cope.

On 14 minutes it was Lukaku’s flick on from De Gea’s punt which released Rashford. He nodded the ball down and from thereon in, he was simply magnificent.

There was the pace to befuddle Trent Alexander-Arnold, a neat check and turn to leave him standing and then an exquisite finish to the far post.

Twenty-four minutes in, Lukaku not only won the header, but pounced on the ball and drove on to release Mata. His strike rebounded off Virgil van Dijk, fell for Rashford and, just inside the box, full of confidence, he applied another excellent finish.

It should really have been 3-0 on half time, Alexis Sanchez crossing for Mata, who, with time and space, attempted a spectacular scissors kick and shot wide. On the bench Mourinho held his head in his hands.

It was a moment in which a simple control and strike would have ended the contest.

Mourinho knew. Such moments can cost. Doubtless it struck his mind when Andrew Robertson’s cross struck Antonio Valencia’s hand inside the box and Craig Pawson ought to have awarded the penalty on 50 minutes

Certainly it would have done when, in bizarre circumstances, Liverpool clawed their way back in the game in 66 minutes.

It is true that Liverpool had been much better in the second half. Still, they were largely contained until Sadio Mané sent in a cross and Eric Bailly got himself in an unnecessary and terrible tangle.

Attempting to clear in an ungainly fashion and hopelessly off balance, he hung out a leg allowing the ball to strike his heel and catch de Gea off guard to put into his own net.

From thereon in, the game ebbed and flowed in the dramatic and committed fashion we expect from this fixture. Both Jurgen Klopp and Mourinho had their moments of high excitement on the touchline.

And Marouane Fellaini was lucky his clumsy challenge on 82 minutes on Mané wasn’t adjudged a penalty. Ultimately, United had enough to repel their rivals.

Maybe that doesn’t mean quite so much as it once did. But second best, which it may well have secured, is a significant upgrade on recent years.

De Futebol Man U Gets a Huge Come from Behind 3-2 Victory over Crystal Palace

Man U fell behind two nil to Crystal Palace at the Eagles house. It sure looked bad for the guys from Old Trafford. Buda, bing Buda boom, Man U came storming back to score three goals in the final thirty-five minutes to win 3-2.

Man U is in second place with 62 points. Liverpool drops to third with 60 points.

Shitty still leads Man U by sixteen points. Man Shitty has 78 points.

EPL Match Report:” Nemanja Matic scored a stunning stoppage-time winner as Manchester United came from two goals down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2.

Goals from Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt had Palace in control with 48 minutes gone at Selhurst Park.

Chris Smalling started United’s comeback on 55 minutes when the defender headed in Antonio Valencia’s cross.

Romelu Lukaku’s 99th career PL goal drew the away side level after Alexis Sanchez’s shot had hit the crossbar.

And after David De Gea made a superb save from Christian Benteke’s header, Matic completed the fightback.

The Serb, who had earlier had a shot cleared off the line, smashed in from 25 yards to take Man Utd back above Liverpool into second place.

Palace are winless in their 18 Premier League matches against United and stay 18th.”

De Futebol Arsenal loses! Man Shitty beats Chelsea!

My guys from Arsenal stunk the joint out at Seagulls house losing 2-1. The loss sinks us further behind earning a spot in the Champions League.

Tottenham sits in the fourth place with 58 points. My Gunners have 45 points.

Man Shitty defeated Chelsea 1-0 to increase their lead over second place Liverpool 60 points to a whopping eighteen points. Shitty has 78 points.

Third place Man U 59 points with a win over Crystal Palace Monday night can cut the gap to sixteen points

EPL Match Report:” Two goals in the opening 26 minutes gave Brighton & Hove Albion a 2-1 victory over Arsenal and moved them into the top half of the Premier League table.

Moments after almost slicing the ball into his own net, Lewis Dunk scored his first PL goal with a close-range finish on seven minutes.

Anthony Knockaert had an effort well saved by Petr Cech before Glenn Murray headed in Brighton’s second from a superb Pascal Gross cross.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled a goal back towards the end of the first half, with a deft flick from Granit Xhaka’s pass, before Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny hit the post.

Mesut Ozil and Aubameyang went close for Arsenal while Murray had a goal ruled out for offside, but Brighton held on to move seven points clear of the relegation zone. Arsenal remain sixth.”

De Futebol Spurs Kick ass! Liverpool wins!

Tottenham took apart Huddersfield 2-0

Spurs have 58 points.

This was a relatively easy win for Tottenham.

EPL Match Report: Son Heung-min scored both goals as Tottenham Hotspur piled on the pressure in the race for the top four with victory over Huddersfield Town.

After Spurs had come close when Christian Eriksen’s deflected free-kick hit a post, Dele Alli played through Son to net his first on 27 minutes.

Huddersfield Town worked a chance to equalise but just a minute after Hugo Lloris saved from substitute Tom Ince, Son made it 2-0.

The South Korean headed in a sublime cross from Harry Kane, who had earlier twice been denied a 25th goal of the season by Jonas Lossl.

Spurs go up to third, a point above Liverpool who play Newcastle United this evening. The Terriers drop to 15th, three points above the relegation zone.”

Burnley fell behind one nil to Everton. The Clarets came storming back to score the next two goals to beat the Toffees 2-1.

The Clarets Chris Wood ended Burnley’s 11-match winless run in the Premier League with a late goal to send Everton crashing and burning out at Turf Moor.

Burnley will stay put in seventh place with 40 points.

Leicester City needed a dying embers goal in the 90th minute plus seven from Riyard Mahrez to earn a lone all draw against Bournemouth.

Swansea City blew out West Ham 4-1 to get the Swans out of the voce vai zone into thirteenth place with 30 points.

Watford needed a late goal from Troy Deeney in the 77th minute to escape with a 1-0 win over West Brom.

The Hornets are in ninth place with 39 points.

Southampton and Stoke City tied nil-nil.

Liverpool shut out Newcastle 2-0.

The Reds are in second place with 60 points.

Man U is third with 59. The Red Devils battle Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Spurs are fourth with 58 points.

EPL Match Report on Liverpool’s win:” Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane lifted Liverpool to second with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United.

Salah broke the deadlock on 40 minutes, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain playing him in to score for his seventh consecutive match in all competitions.

The strike also took Salah level with Harry Kane on 24 goals in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot.

Loris Karius kept Liverpool’s lead intact, turning Mohamed Diame’s effort wide just before the interval.

Mane made it 2-0 on 55 minutes from Roberto Firmino’s delightful through-ball.

Liverpool move a point above Manchester United, who play Crystal Palace on Monday.

Newcastle lie 16th, two points above the relegation zone.”

De Futebol Man Shitty Blows out Arsenal 3-0!

My guys from Arsenal got their asses kicked by Man Shitty 3-1 at our house Emirates. This puppy was over in the first thirty-three minutes.  Shitty score three times in a span of eighteen minutes to salt away the massacre.

The Guardians David Hytner:” The countdown has started. Manchester City now need just five wins from their remaining ten games to secure a third Premier League title in seven years. If everything goes as serenely as it has done for most of the season, they could sew it up at Tottenham Hotspur on the night of Saturday 14 April. Circle it in your diary. It would be the coronation of a superbly slick and worthy champion team and the latest layer to Pep Guardiola’s managerial legend.

As for Arsenal, a more macabre countdown is in train. Arsène Wenger has pledged to fight into next season – the last on his managerial contract – but nobody believes he can stay beyond summer. On this evidence, his players are the principal nay-sayers.

After the 3-0 humbling at City’s hands in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, they needed a performance to restore a measure of pride. Instead they got another one of those 90 minutes when their fragility was exposed in glaring fashion.

Arsenal have not lost this heavily at home to City since they dropped the Woolwich from their name, but there was nothing surprising about the result. Their self-belief has come to feel non-existent and the manner in which they were picked off by City in the first-half reflected the sense of drift.

Leroy Sané made the difference. The City winger helped set up goals for Bernardo Silva and David Silva before he scored the third himself and Arsenal were left to consider a 30 point chasm that has opened up between themselves and their opponents.

It was an occasion when the home support appeared to vote with their feet. The Emirates was half-empty and, at kick-off time there was the feel of an early round cup replay. The biting cold was a factor but – on paper, at least – this was one of the showpiece fixtures of the season. The low attendance laid bare the supporter disenchantment.

Wenger’s team had actually started well. With Aaron Ramsey prominent, they hustled and probed. Ramsey cut back a cross that hit Vincent Kompany and forced Ederson into a smart save while Henrikh Mkhitaryan also worked the City goalkeeper.

But it took only one flicker from City to see them in front and, very quickly, Arsenal’s confidence disintegrated. “You go up by the stairs, you go down by the lift,” Wenger said of the difficulty in building belief and the ease with which it can slide.

Arsenal’s movement and spontaneity abandoned them, but not nearly as noticeably as their resolve at the back. It felt as though City would score with every forward thrust before the interval.

Sané was the catalyst. Showing his balance, control and acceleration, he left three Arsenal players for dead before working it wide right for Bernardo Silva. Sead Kolasinac decided to show the winger inside, onto his favoured left foot, and the finish was curled beautifully into the far corner.

Arsenal tried to look forwards and they had half-chances in the first-half. But they were cut to shreds on the counter-attack and, if it was easy to wince at the defending, it was also pertinent to scrutinise the lack of defensive midfield cover. Arsenal were grotesquely open.

That said, City’s cohesion and ruthlessness was really something. Sané was the architect of the second goal, dropping his shoulder to destroy Shkodran Mustafi before squaring for Sergio Agüero. He touched through for David Silva, who fired high inside Petr Cech’s near post. City’s third came with indecent haste. Agüero spun clear and they worked the ball with precision via Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker to Sané, who had got in on Hector Bellerin’s blindside. He finished almost apologetically.

Agüero ought to have added a fourth before the interval, only to be denied by Cech, and there were the inevitable boos from the home crowd at half-time. A small section of the Arsenal support chanted that their players were not fit to wear the shirt.

Arsenal even threw in a penalty miss early in the second-half – Ederson springing to his left to deny Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, after Nicolás Otamendi had fouled Mkhitaryan – and it would have been worse for them had Cech not saved from Agüero on 78 minutes. The stadium was practically empty of Arsenal fans at full-time but those that did stay jeered the players as they left the field. It felt like the end for Wenger.”