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 Can Liverpool win the Champions League?

Liverpool thinks they can win the Champions League according to what Dejan Lovren told the Guardians Andy Hunter.

Hunter wrote;” Liverpool flew to Marbella for warm-weather training the morning after the historic night before in Porto, carrying thoughts of where else the form that condemned the Portuguese league leaders to their heaviest European home defeat might take them. For Dejan Lovren it is Kiev and the Champions League final on 26 May. “Why not?” he asked, rhetorically. “Of course we can win it.” For James Milner it is not the location but the level that matters. As the midfielder put it: “This team can go anywhere.”

The Champions League quarter‑final awaits Jürgen Klopp’s team having to all intents sealed their passage with another emphatic European victory at Estádio do Dragão on Wednesday. In the aftermath Klopp played up the importance of the second leg against Porto on 6 March while playing down the extent of his side’s superiority in the 5-0 win. The manager left the distinct impression he feels there is more to come this season. Or, in Mohamed Salah’s case, more of the same after the Egypt international became the quickest Liverpool player to score 30 goals.

Salah’s achievements have left Roma feeling short-changed at receiving ‘only’ £36.9m for their former winger, the sporting director, Monchi, admitted. “In the end we could reach €50m with bonuses,” he said on Thursday. “I still think the price could have been better.”

Southampton might say the same in the post-Neymar transfer world, having banked up to £36m for Sadio Mané. His return to form in Portugal, with the first hat‑trick of his Liverpool career, was one of the reasons Klopp sees room for improvement in the highest‑scoring team in the Champions League this season.

“It was tough on me,” Mané said of his recent dip. “But it is part of football. I never doubted I could help the team and I never stopped working hard in training. I always tried to remain balanced, even when it was not working, because it is my job and I have to do it. As a player sometimes it is not easy for me but I never doubted myself.”

Mané is only one source of encouragement for Klopp, however. While post-match questions focused on another European rout by his team and another stellar contribution from Salah, the manager chose to highlight the impressive defensive work that provided the foundation for victory. The clean sheet was Liverpool’s third in succession on the road, a sequence they have delivered only twice in seven years, with Virgil van Dijk bringing composure on his Champions League debut for the club and sparking an impressive reaction from Lovren alongside him. It was the completeness of Liverpool’s performance in Porto that struck Milner.

The player with the most assists in the Champions League this season said: “The hardest thing in football is putting the ball in the back of the net and we have got players who can do that. The other side we have got to work on is clean sheets. We have got to manage games better. We have talked about it over the last few months as a team and with the manager as well. That, ultimately, is what wins you titles.

“You can be brilliant going forward but everyone remembers the great Newcastle team who were brilliant going forward but they never won anything. They say defences win you championships and, if we can be more solid … We have kept clean sheets recently and our game management has been good. We can still attack, attack but we can now put men behind the ball and take the sting out of games. We are improving at that and that is what is pleasing the most.

“We have got to keep improving and keep experiencing these games in Europe, the big nights that matter and learning from the process. We have had a good result and performance but there are going to be times, hopefully in the next few years, when you have got to knuckle down and fight and find a way to win. That is big game experience and being in these competitions. There is ability and talent in that dressing room but it is a young dressing room. But this team can go anywhere.”

Lovren described Liverpool’s game-management against Porto as “serious football” and evidence that lessons have been learned from letting a three-goal lead slip at Sevilla in the group stage. “When you are 2-0, 3-0 up you think it is over but it is not and you still have a lot to play,” the Croatian defender said. “We showed quality and character and from everyone it was brilliant. We have so much quality that we can beat everyone if we are on our top level – simple as that.”

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 Liverpool to The Quarterfinals of The Champions League!

Liverpool and Porto tied nil-nil at Anfield. The Reds advance on 5-0 aggregate to the quarterfinals of  The Champions League.

Note Man Shitty advances to the quarterfinals.

Tottenham is knocked out of the Champions League. Juventus defeated  Tottenham at Spurs house  2-1 to advance on aggregate 4-3 to the quarterfinals.

The Guardians Andy Hunter:” In truth Liverpool secured their place in the Champions League quarter-finals three weeks ago but the formality of victory over Porto does not lessen their achievement. Jürgen Klopp’s team enjoyed the fruits of a ruthless demolition in Portugal and eased into the last eight. “It was time we showed up again,” purred a contented Liverpool manager.

Anfield staged an unusual last-16 second leg: one lacking goals, excitement and the competitive edge the game requires at any level. Liverpool had no complaints. The onus was on the Portuguese league leaders to address their 5-0 first-leg humbling and, courtesy of a professional job by Klopp’s team, they never looked likely to become the first side to overturn a five-goal deficit in the Champions League.

The return leg was enlivened only after Mohamed Salah’s late introduction but, aside from a spectacular save from his fellow substitute Danny Ings, the veteran keeper Iker Casillas was barely troubled. Liverpool will be hanging around for some time yet on current form. This was more a test of their mentality than ability according to Klopp and it was one they passed with ease en route to their first quarter-final appearance since defeat by Chelsea nine years ago.

“It feels really good, to be honest,” said Klopp. “I cannot feel what people feel about waiting so long but I know about it. The last eight is cool. I am a little bit satisfied. It was time we showed up again. There is good development at Liverpool at the moment but, if you don’t show up in a competition like the Champions League, then nobody will realise it. It’s done, it’s good – now let’s carry on.”

The strength of Liverpool’s squad enabled Klopp to avoid too many risks with his line-up while still making five changes to the team that beat Newcastle on Saturday. Virgil van Dijk and the 32-goal Salah were left on the bench and Andrew Robertson was absent completely but it was an experienced and recognisable Liverpool side that the manager deployed. At a crucial stage in the campaign maintaining their formidable rhythm was also on Klopp’s agenda.

Porto were more disciplined and united than at Estádio do Dragão and almost capitalised twice with long balls over Liverpool’s central defence. The fit-again Vincent Aboubakar and then Majeed Waris just failed to connect. Professional pride was at stake for the visitors, roared on by an impressive travelling support. Impressive in numbers, at least – the failure of a few individuals in the Portosection to honour a minute’s silence for Davide Astori, the late Fiorentina captain, brought understandable condemnation from the home crowd.

The commitment of both teams to victory was undeniable but so was the sense of a dead rubber. The first half was painfully short on incident, although twice Sadio Mané almost inflated Liverpool’s aggregate lead.

His first chance arrived from a right-wing cross by Joe Gomez but an acrobatic volley sailed just over Casillas’ crossbar. His second, a snap-shot from the right of the penalty area, beat the World Cup winner only to rebound to safety off the

Casillas was given a warm ovation by the Kop when he re-emerged for the second half of what could be his final appearance on the Champions League stage. His first came in September 1999 when the former Liverpool striker John Toshack named an 18-year-old Casillas in his side to face Olympiakos in Athens – a statistic to make one feel old.

But it was the Liverpool keeper, Loris Karius, who made the first save of the night when Waris shot low to his right. That was a rare moment of danger for Liverpool and they continued to create the better of the game’s few opportunities. James Milner, part of a midfield trio that allowed Liverpool to dominate possession and retain composure throughout, sliced wide when stretching for Adam Lallana’s cross. Lallana made only his third start of an injury-hit season on the left of the attack but was more prominent when switched to his preferred position on the right.

Roberto Firmino, Ings and Salah – who was promised a day off training on Wednesday by Klopp providing he “ran a lot” for the final 16 minutes – all tested the Porto defence in the second half. The goalless draw could not dampen the Liverpool manager’s enthusiasm for his team’s progress.

“I don’t want to make it smaller than it is and I don’t want to make it bigger,” said Klopp. “We belong there, it should not be a big surprise and the next round will be very difficult. We have a chance to go through to the semis, that is the aim, but we take it step by step. It’s cool.”

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.”