De Futebol- Man U wins! The Red Devils Cut The Shitty lead to Twelve Points

Man U kicked Stoke City’s ass. The Red Devils destroyed the Potters 3-0 at Old Trafford.

The win cuts the gap between top dog Man Shitty and second place Man u to twelve points. Shitty is still in control and Man U needs to go mind blowing win streak and hopes that Man Shitty goes into a massive tail spin.

Not likely! However, there is hope.

The Guardians Jamie Jackson wrote:” Manchester United took advantage of Manchester City’s defeat at Liverpool to close the deficit to 12 points with this accomplished win. It is still a chasm but José Mourinho and co will feel better and the club will be boosted further should they secure Alexis Sánchez, with them now firmly in pole position to do so. Paul Lambert, the newly appointed Stoke City manager, watched on from the posh seats but saw United again deny the Potters victory here, their last coming in April 1976.

Of the display Mourinho said: “I didn’t like the first half. I only like [our] two amazing goals. We were confident and organised but a bit slow. The second half was totally different. We accelerated the game.”

The Portuguese made six changes from the FA Cup win here a week ago. Once again Henrikh Mkhitaryan was excluded completely – due to “doubts about his future”, Mourinho said – while Romelu Lukaku started for the first time in more than a fortnight following a head injury.

Eddie Niedzwiecki’s XI showed seven players different from the Cup defeat at Coventry City , with Stephen Ireland’s first league start in 996 days notable, alongside the debut of Moritz Bauer, a 25-year-old Austrian.

City’s defeat by Liverpool on Sunday should have been ample inspiration for United to make a bright start. Anthony Martial was the first to do so, roving down the left before hitting in a cross Stoke managed to clear. Bauer’s first act in English top-flight football was to appear to fell Martial in the area as the Frenchman chased a Juan Mata ball. From the turf Martial made the appeal but Anthony Taylor, the referee, was unmoved.

So, too, was Jack Butland, when United opened the scoring on nine minutes. This was because the visiting goalkeeper was given zero chance from Antonio Valencia’s vicious swerving left-foot shot that rocketed past him.

The captain’s third of the season came courtesy of Paul Pogba’s searing run-then-pass that drove United from near halfway to near goal, before Valencia did the rest.

This was the kind of dazzling play United are capable of and which makes the yawning gap to City a puzzle. Mourinho had spoken of the benefit of the warm-weather break in Dubai last week and there was an obvious freshness about United. Yet he will have been unhappy at the space Luke Shaw allowed Bauer to run into when Joe Allen slid the ball down the left-back’s corridor. Suddenly Stoke were in behind but Bauer failed to find a team-mate.

Pogba was in imperious form, though. One stepover swept him infield and, when his pass found Jesse Lingard, the No 10 drew a foul. Up stepped Mata from 25 yards but his free-kick crashed into the wall.

Ireland’s radar had already gone awry when he found himself in front of David de Gea and pulled the trigger. Again he missed the target.

This showed that Stoke could get at what was an uncharacteristically open Mourinho team. When Bauer mishit a cross it became an awkward high ball at which De Gea flapped. The ball bounced to Eric Choupo-Moting but the finish lacked composure.

This came during a passage of play in which United struggled to escape from their half. When they finally managed this, Lukaku pinged in a cross towards Lingard and a corner was claimed.

It came to nothing as did a Mata fall in the area that Bruno Martins Indi believed was a dive, though the No 8 was keen to deny this. At the break, though, Stoke were two behind: Martial’s sweet finish from outside the area coming after Pogba rolled the ball expertly to him.

For the second half Niedzwiecki took off Joshua Tymon for Kevin Wimmer. United began with a move that took in Martial, Lingard, Pogba, Lukaku and Mata, the ball struck around with unerring accuracy.

To enjoy total control United required a third, given the amount of time remaining. Martial burst through on Butland but the keeper smothered well. Next Pogba – yet again – probed, finding Lukaku. The centre-forward turned and fired a shot that had power but went too easily into Butland’s hands.

At this point the travelling support began singing “Paul Lambert’s barmy army”, which will have cheered the watching Scot. He could also be content with the quality his new side had displayed. The confidence shown was hardly that of a side lying third from bottom.

Martial was putting in a fine performance but really should have finished from close range yet, once more, he steered the ball straight at Butland. United’s issue of failing, at times, to kill opposition off was again evident when Lingard fed Mata and the forward’s attempted curler missed to Butland’s left.

When United put the ball in the net for a third time, on 66 minutes, Mata was adjudged offside. There was no doubt about Lukaku’s later finish, though, the Belgian scoring, under pressure, to close the match out.

Of Stoke’s survival hopes, Niedzwiecki said: “It’s a big challenge staying in the Premier League. We’re still in the pack and now’s the time for everyone to get behind the new manager.”

De Futebol Liverpool defeats Man Shitty 4-3! The unbeaten string is over. Arsenal Losses to Bournemouth 2-1!

My guys from Arsenal blew a one nil lead. The Cherries stormed back with two second half goals to beat my Gunners 2-1 at Bournemouth’s house.

The loss sinks the guys further behind sixth place Spurs and fifth place Liverpool.

Arsenal has 39 points.

Tottenham has 44 points.

The Reds defeated Man Shitty to jump ahead of Chelsea into third place 47 points.

Man Shitty is top dog with 62 points.

Man U is second with 47 points a plus 29.

Liverpool is third 47 points a plus 26.

Chelsea is fourth 47 points a plus 25.

EPL Match Report:” AFC Bournemouth earned their first-ever win against Arsenal as Jordon Ibe’s maiden strike for the club clinched a comeback 2-1 victory at Vitality Stadium.

Hector Bellerin had put Arsenal in front after latching onto a superb Alex Iwobi pass and beating Asmir Begovic, but two goals in four minutes turned the match on its head.

Callum Wilson converted a perfect Ryan Fraser cross in the 70th minute, before the striker turned provider, controlling a long ball and teeing up Ibe to fire past Petr Cech.

The victory moved AFC Bournemouth from 17th to 13th in the Premier League, four points above the drop zone. Arsenal remain sixth.”:

Who da Thunk it? Liverpool with held on to beat Man Shitty 4-3. This loss ends Shitty’s perfect season., Shitty has not lost in their first twenty-three matches. The Reds scored against Man Shitty three goals in a span of eight minutes and then held on for dear life as Shitty came storming back to scored twice in the final seven minutes plus injury time.

The Daily Mail:” Three goals, and one off the woodwork.

In a phenomenal eight minutes midway through the second-half at Anfield on Sunday, Liverpool inflicted more damage on Manchester City and the Pep Guardiola way than the rest of their Premier League rivals put together this season.

They scored and scored and scored again. They could have scored more, in fact, had Sadio Mane not driven a curling shot against the left post after 61 minutes.

Most importantly, they delivered a blueprint. This is how you do it. This is how you worry them. Manchester United, Chelsea, all those teams that have been made to look strictly second best by City this season should be a little red-faced after this.

Nobody has taken it to City as Liverpool did on Sunday; nobody has pressed them like this. By the end, players that have conceded just five games away from home in this Premier League campaign were made to look skittish and physically soft again. Weaknesses it was thought had been shaken off since last summer returned. Frailties surfaced and were exploited perfectly. John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi, Ederson Moraes, the backbone of City’s defensive resurgence were all bullied and harassed into mistakes. It was a stunning display by Jurgen Klopp’s team.

‘We’ve won it five times,’ the locals like to sing of the European triumphs – and that is coincidentally the number of times Klopp has now defeated Guardiola. One more than Mourinho, despite playing in different leagues for much of his coaching career.

he speed of the press and the emphasis on lightning counter attack are the heart of it – qualities Guardiola instils in his own players, too. Maybe that is why no other team has emulated Liverpool’s achievement this season: they simply haven’t the players to do it. Klopp has moulded a team to play this way. Here was the epitome of his performance aims.

So: those three goals. The ones that stopped what was shaping up to be an invincible season in its tracks. The first came on the hour. Ederson had already made two excellent saves in the half – one from Mohamed Salah, the next from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – but he was powerless here. Oxlade-Chamberlain played the ball through to Roberto Firmino and he outmuscled Stones on the run, before lifting a fabulous finish past Ederson and in, one bounce, off the far post.

Within two minutes, the lead increased. Otamendi, appearing increasingly nervous, was caught in possession by Salah just outside the penalty area, the ball fed square to Mane. He sized up the target and hit a fabulous shot which defeated Ederson at his near post. Surely it couldn’t get better than this? It could.

Salah overhit a through pass which Ederson collected, but instead of dispatching it with his usual calm, he delivered it back to the sender. Salah, seeing the goalkeeper stranded, simply lifted it over his head and into the empty net. Anfield was in rapture.

Bernardo Silva pulled one back for City with six minutes remaining, and then Ilkay Gundogan made it 4-3 in injury time to conjure thoughts of a famous comeback, but it was not enough. The best team won. Not the best team in the league, because that hasn’t changed, but the best team on the day certainly.

It wasn’t really the best day for Arsenal before this, but it seemed to get a lot worse nine minutes in. That was when the excellent Roberto Firmino won a tussle with Fabian Delph through sheer persistence, and fed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain some 40 yards from goal.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was a controversial choice by Jurgen Klopp, not because he hasn’t been in good nick lately, but because his selection relegated Adam Lallana to the substitutes bench, so soon after a handy display against Everton in the FA Cup. Klopp’s call was vindicated, however, by what happened next.

Oxlade-Chamberlain drove forward, past Fernandinho and unleashed a low shot from 25 yards out that flew across goalkeeper Ederson and in at the far post. Why was this bad news for Arsenal? The numbers.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored as many goals in his last 20 Premier League matches for Liverpool, as he did in his last 71 for Arsenal. Without doubt, he has improved under Klopp. Without doubt, he has found a position. Think back to his final months at Arsenal when there was so much delight about his reinvention as a right wing-back. It is fair to say this is preferable.

The lead didn’t make it to half-time of course, but Liverpool certainly made a statement with their first-half display. Their pressing game, particularly the forwards, was magnificent, and they carved out several decent chances. In the 15th minute, Firmino fed Mohamed Salah whose intricate footwork found a way through to Ederson, but his shot was off balance and tame.

Oxlade-Chamberlain and Firmino combined again after 31 minutes when the former Arsenal man his a near post cross that Firmino failed to turn in with his head. Yet just as admirably as the chances they were creating, so Liverpool were restricting Manchester City’s attacking threat.

Indeed, it took them 20 minutes to create a chance, a lovely cross from Kevin De Bruyne that Sergio Aguero just couldn’t get a touch on in the six yard box. Leroy Sane and Fernandinho both had shots go wide but when City equalised after 41 minutes, it was about as near to ‘against the run of play’ as any City goal has been this season.

Raheem Sterling, booed constantly as usual, fed the ball back to Kyle Walker who hit a lovely crossfield pass from the right back position. It found Sane perfectly and he did the rest, cutting inside a bamboozled Joe Gomez before finishing smartly past Loris Karius. Should he have done better? It was one hell of a shot.

City lost Delph after 31 minutes, a leg trapped underneath him, stretching for a tackle, but Danilo was the replacement and that famous Pep Guardiola shape remained intact.

De Fuebol Chelsea tied Leicester City. Crystal Palace is on a Roll Two Straight Wins

Chelsea had a chance to apply the pressure on Man U. Instead the Blues and Leicester City tied nil-nil. This tie cost Chelsea a ton. The Blues are tied on points and but trail on goal difference with their hated rivals Man U.

The Blues are third 47 points and a plus 25. The Red Devils have 47 points and a plus 25. Man U has a hot date with Stoke City at Old Trafford on Monday.

Spurs kicked ass and took names in a 4-0 thrashing of Everton.

Tottenham has 44 points.

Depending on what happens when Liverpool entertains Man Shitty at Anfield on Sunday. The Reds have 44 points.

Arsenal will duke it out at Bournemouth on Sunday as well.

The Eagles are on a hot streak. Crystal Palace defeated Burnley 1-0.

The Eagles have won two in a row. Crystal Palace has 23 points sitting in 12th place.

West ham blew out Huddersfield 4-1.

Newcastle and Swansea City tied one all.

West Brom defeated Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0.

De Futebol Spurs Blew It! A One All Draw against West Brom!

Son Heung-min tickled the twines in the 84th minute to save Tottenham’s ass against West Brom. Spurs and Hammers tied one all.

EPL Match Report:” A late wonder strike from Son Heung-min earned Tottenham Hotspur a 1-1 draw with West Ham United that will be remembered for two fabulous goals.

After 70 minutes at Wembley dominated by Spurs, Pedro Obiang thundered a strike in off Hugo Lloris’s near post from about 30 metres with West Ham’s first shot of the match.

Spurs went back on the offensive but their shots were blocked, saved or off target.

The one shot of the 31 they attempted paid off with six minutes remaining, as Son let fly from a distance similar to Obiang’s goal to equalise.

Spurs pressed for a winner but West Ham held firm to go two points above the relegation zone in 15th.

The draw leaves Spurs fifth, three points off Liverpool in fourth.”

De Futebol In a classic Chelsea and Arsenal tie two all!

Arsenal and Chelsea engaged in a knock down drag out war at my Gunners House Emirates. This match was full of twists and turns. In the end, the result was two all draw.

After a scoreless first half the second half was full time fireworks.  Arsenal tickled the twines first in the 63rd minute. Jack Wilshire nothing but the back of the net for one nil lead.  Then some skullduggery by Eden Hazzard to fool the ref to award a PK in the 67th minute. Straight down the pike by hazard to level this puppy at one all.

The Blues turned up the heat and my Gunners. Marcos Alonso broke free in the box in the 81st minute to put Chelsea ahead 2-1.

It sure looked like my Gunners were dead in the water. Then all hell broke loose in the Blues box. Hector Belllerin poked home the rock in the 90th minute plus two to save our collective asses.

Just before the end Chelsea ran a fast break down the pitch and almost scored. Davide Zappacosta let one rip. Clank off the cross bar.

The final a two all draw.

Man Shitty is in the catbird with 62 points.

Man U is second with 47 points.

Chelsea is third with 46 points.

Liverpool is fourth with 44 points.

Spurs are fifth with 40 points and Arsenal is sixth with 39 points.

Tottenham and West Ham battle Thursday at Spurs House.

EPL Match Report:” Hector Bellerin’s stoppage-time strike salvaged a point as Arsenal shared a breathless 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

Jack Wilshere had given Arsenal the lead on 63 minutes but the Blues levelled through Eden Hazard’s penalty and Marcos Alonso looked to have found the winner six minutes from time before Bellerin’s late leveller.

Only the excellence of Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Arsenal’s Petr Cech had prevented a goal glut as numerous chances fell to both sides.

Alvaro Morata sidefooted wide early, while Alexis Sanchez watched his shot hit both posts after a wonderful intervention by Courtois, who also turned Alexandre Lacazette’s effort wide.

Cesc Fabregas blazed over and Mesut Ozil fired wide before Cech’s double-save from Hazard and Alonso on 50 minutes.

Wilshere scored his first goal since May 2015 when he reacted first to Rob Holding’s deflected through-ball but Hazard converted a penalty four minutes later after being felled by Bellerin.

Alonso converted a cross from Davide Zapacosta, who hit the bar at the death, with four minutes left but Bellerin thrashed in from 16 yards to settle a pulsating match.

Chelsea remain third on 46 points. Arsenal are sixth.”

De Futebol Man Shitty wins! So what else is new! Spurs win!

Man Shitty had little trouble with Watford 3-1 at Shitty’s house. Raheem Sterling first minute and Sergio Aguero 63rd minute led Man Shitty to the win.

Shitty’s lead over second placed Man U is 15 points.

Man Shitty has 62 points.

Man U has 47 points.

Chelsea is third with 45 points.

The Blues and my Gunners will duke it out Wednesday at Arsenal’s house Emirates.

Crystal Palace defeated Southampton 2-1.

The Eagles are in fourteenth place with 22 points.

Spurs shut out Swansea City 2-0.

Tottenham is fifth with 40 points.

West Ham defeated West Brom 2-1.

The win lifts Hammers out of the voce vai zone into sixteenth place with 21 points.

De Futebol- Liverpool wins! Toons win! Man U wins! The Red Devils are in Second Place!

Brighton and Hove Albion Bournemouth started off the new Year with a two all draw.

Liverpool took a one nil lead when Sadio Mane found the back of the net in the 61st minute. Burnley clawed their back with a goal in the 87th minute when Johann Berg Gudmundsson leveled this puppy at one all.

It sure looked the Reds shot themselves in the head. Not so fast Bucko. Ragnar Klavan poked home the rock in the 90th minute plus four to lift Liverpool to a thrilling 2-1 win at the Clarets House.

Newcastle stopped their winless streak at two matches with 1-0 win over Stoke City.

Leicester City blew out Huddersfield 3-0.

EPL Match Report on the Liverpool win:” Ragnar Klavan scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give Liverpool a 2-1 victory over Burnley, which moves them level on points with third-placed Manchester United.

The Clarets thought they had rescued a point when they equalised on 87 minutes, but Klavan met Dejan Lovren’s header in the final moments.

Sadio Mane had given Liverpool the lead on 61 minutes when he collected Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross and superbly drilled past Nick Pope.

Johann Berg Gudmunsson made it 1-1 with a far-post header.

But the Reds, who were without the injured Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho, won it when Lovren’s header from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s free-kick was turned in by Klavan.

Liverpool are now 13 matches unbeaten, while Burnley have not won in five.”

Man U struggled early against Everton at the Toffees house. Two second half goals sealed the deal for the Red Devils in a hard fought  2-0 win over Everton.

Anthony Martial 57th minute and Jesse Lingard 81st minute send Man U into second place for now with 47 points.

This win stopped three straight draws for the mighty men from Old Trafford.

EPL Match Report on the Man U win:” Superb goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard gave Manchester United a 2-0 victory at Everton, a result which moves them back into second place.

After being restricted to long-range efforts in the first half, United came out strongly after the break with Juan Mata forcing a save from Jordan Pickford and then hitting the post.

United took the lead on 57 minutes when Anthony Martial curled a shot into the top corner but Everton responded well to going behind, Oumar Niasse’s header just going wide.

However, Jesse Lingard made sure of the victory for United with a stunning strike into the top corner, his seventh of the season, with nine minutes to go.

United’s first win in four matches moves them into second, 12 points behind leaders Man City who play on Tuesday, while Everton remain in ninth.”

De Futebol Man Shitty tied Crystal Palace! Winning streak stopped at eighteen! Arsenal and West Brom tied!


Man Shitty’s eighteen match winning streak came to a crashing halt. Crystal Palace and Man Shitty tied nil-nil.

Shitty still leads second place Chelsea by fourteen points and third place Man U by fifteen points.

This race for the title is all but over.

EPL Match Report on the Man Shitty tie:” Ederson saved a stoppage-time penalty to keep Manchester City unbeaten this season with a dramatic 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace.

The result ends the Premier League leaders’ record 18-match winning run.

Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic had the chance to inflict on City their first defeat of the campaign after Raheem Sterling had fouled Wilfried Zaha, but his penalty down the middle was stopped by Ederson’s legs.

Ederson had saved Patrick van Aanholt’s deflected shot in the first half before Eagles defender Scott Dann and City forward Gabriel Jesus were forced off injured.

In the second half, Leroy Sane’s shot was saved at point-blank range by Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey while Andros Townsend fired over a fantastic chance.

City, who also lost Kevin De Bruyne to injury late on, are 14 points clear at the top while Palace, whose midfielder Jason Puncheon was also injured, are in 17th place, one point above the relegation zone.”

Arsenal and West Brom tied at one all. My gunners are buried in fifth place with 38 points.

Arsenal is a point ahead of sixth place Spurs 37 points.

Spurs have a match in hand.

EPL Match Report on my Gunners draw:” Arsene Wenger’s record 811th Premier League match as manager ended in frustration as Jay Rodriguez’s late penalty earned West Bromwich Albion a 1-1 draw against Arsenal.

An 83rd-minute James McClean own goal appeared to have earned the Gunners a hard-fought away win at The Hawthorns until Rodriguez levelled from the spot in the 89th minute, following a handball by Calum Chambers.

In the first half Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi curled over before Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster saved two long-range shots.

Though Rodriguez forced a good save from Petr Cech, Arsenal looked to have sealed victory when Alexis Sanchez’s free-kick deflected in off McClean.

But West Brom ensured they remain undefeated against the Gunners in their last three home matches, claiming a point that takes them 19th. Arsenal lie fifth.”

De Futebol Chelsea wins in a blow out. Liverpool escapes with a win! Swansea City wins! Man U draws! The Red Devils drop to third. Chelsea is second

The race for second place is on.

Liverpool fell behind Leicester City 1-0 when Jamie Vardy poked home the rock in the third minute.

It sure looked like the Reds would fall. Mohamed Salah nailed the daily double 52nd and 75th minutes to seal the deal for Liverpool a frantic 2-1 win over the Foxes.

Chelsea blew the doors off Stoke City 5-0.

The Blues have 45 points.

The Reds stay put in fourth place with 41 points.

Bournemouth hit the match winner in the 89th minute. Adam Smith tickled the twines for a 2-1 win over Everton.

Swansea City trailed one nil to Watford at the Hornets house. The Swans scored twice in the final four minutes to shock Watford 2-1.

Jordan Ayew 86th minute and Luciano Narsingh 90th minute saved the day for Swansea City.

The win however was not enough to escape the voce vai zone 19th place 16 points.

Newcastle and Brighton and Hove Albion tied nil-nil.

Huddersfield and Burnley engaged in a goalless draw.

EPL Match Report on the Reds win:” Mohamed Salah scored two second-half goals, taking his tally to 17 for the season, as Liverpool came from behind to beat Leicester City 2-1 at Anfield.

Claude Puel’s visitors took the lead in the third minute, with Jamie Vardy netting for the seventh time in five matches against the Reds.

But Liverpool responded strongly, Salah going close three times and Sadio Mane having a goal disallowed before the break.

Salah’s equaliser eventually arrived in the 52nd minute and, after Mane had had another strike ruled out, the Egyptian notched a 76th-minute winner, moving one goal behind Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane at the top of the goalscoring chart.”

The nil-nil draw against Southampton cost Man U big time. The Red Devils dropped to third place a point behind Chelsea.

The Blues are second with 45 points.

Man U is third with 44 points.

Liverpool is fourth 41 points.

The EPL Match Report on the Man U draw:” Manchester United missed out on the chance to finish the year in second position, as Southampton held them to a goalless draw at Old Trafford.

After Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off following a clash of heads with Wesley Hoedt early on, Man Utd had penalty claims turned down and Jesse Lingard headed narrowly wide.

In the second half, Saints striker Shane Long nearly was superbly denied by the outrstretched leg of David De Gea.

Paul Pogba had a goal disallowed for offside late on, as Alex McCarthy, replacing Fraser Forster in goal for Southampton, held firm to keep a clean sheet.

Man Utd drop to third in the Premier League, having seen Chelsea beat Stoke City. Saints move up to 13th.”

De Futebol Arsenal wins a Hard Fought win over Crystal Palace!

The guys from Arsenal picked up a huge 3-2 win over Crystal Palace at the Eagles house.

My Gunners are still in fifth place with 37 points.

EPL Match Report:” Two quickfire Alexis Sanchez goals helped Arsenal claim a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Arsenal took the lead on 25 minutes when Shkodran Mustafi tucked the ball home at the back post before Palace replied just after the break with Andros Townsend’s smart finish.

The visitors responded with two goals from Sanchez.

The first arrived when he smashed the ball just inside the near post on 62 minutes with the second coming four minutes later after he latched on to Jack Wilshere’s superb ball over the top.

Palace set up a grandstand finish when James Tomkins headed in Townsend’s corner with a minute to go but Arsenal hung on to claim their second win in three league matches.

Arsenal remain in sixth place, level on points with fifth-placed Spurs, while Palace are in 16th after their first defeat in nine matches.”