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English Championship set for an thrilling finish with top 4 teams tied on points

As far as supporting acts go, the Championship is just about as good as it gets. English soccer’s second tier is ferociously competitive, home to a host of upcoming young players and bristling with sides beset on making it to the promised land of the top flight and all the riches that accompany it. The current campaign has been an especially enthralling spectacle. Ahead of this...
Via World Soccer Talk
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Liverpool comes back, Stoke upset in FA Cup 5th Round

We had a little bit of everything in the FA Cup today. Four of the eight round of 16 games took place today and we had blowouts, red cards, upsets and come from behind wins today. West Brom 4-0 West Ham This was not a good day for Sam Allardyce. West Brom’s first goal was the result of a great pass across the field and Craig Dawson just driving through and allowing Brown Ideye...
Via Bloguin Best
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

January 2015 transfer activity – Premier League clubs

Originally posted on Top-soccer.com www.google.com+arsenal With the January transfer window now closed, Premier League teams with new players will be looking to integrate their new signings quickly into current team setup in hopes of kick-starting the second half of the season. If you weren’t following the activity closely, don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Here a list of...
Via Top-soCCer
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Crystal Palace Could Move for Darren Bent in January Transfer Window

Alan Pardew could turn to Darren Bent to fill Crystal Palace's striker void if the Eagles cannot complete a deal for Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis. Newcastle boss Pardew is expected to be installed as Palace's new manager ahead of the New Year's Day trip to Aston Villa. Pardew has been in talks over personal terms with Palace chairman Steve Parish since Newcastle granted permission...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United boss reveals talks held with Bayern ace Arjen Robben

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Steve Bruce is planning to raid Tottenham again in January for winger Aaron Lennon. Michael Dawson, Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone have already left north London for Hull. Southampton are interested...
Via Fox Sports
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

QPR move away from Premier League basement after home win vs. Aston Villa

Charlie Austin scored twice to lift Queens Park Rangers off the bottom of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa on Monday that eased some of the pressure on manager Harry Redknapp. Having proved the architects of their own downfall with two own goals in the recent defeat to Liverpool, Rangers came out on top at Loftus Road in a game against an Aston Villa outfit...
Via Fox Sports
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

English Premier League Preview – Chelsea vs Aston Villa

Preview All attention returns to the weekend’s Premier League action after Capital One Cup matches took place in midweek. Table toppers Chelsea host Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as they look to consolidate their lead at the top of the log. The Blues were beaten by a lone goal the last time these two teams met, but with Eden Hazard in good form and Cesc Fabregas and...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Aston Villa’s August-September Progress Report

Team strengths: Prior to their 3-0 defeat at home to Arsenal, Aston Villa had only conceded one goal for the season. At the beginning of the term nobody would have thought that the centre-back partnership of Ron Vlaar and Philippe Senderos would be as successful as it has been. Senderos’ career failed to really take off in the way he would have liked and the way many had expected...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gabriel Agbonlahor Form Means An England Recall Could Be On The Cards

When Gabriel Agbonlahor first stepped on the grass of Goodison Park at the age of 19 for his Aston Villa debut against Everton great things were expected from the Birmingham-born striker. His lightning pace and direct runs coupled with his physique and agility made him a nightmare for opposition defences. Impressively, Agbonlahor featured in all 38 Premier League games during the...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Gabriel Agbonlahor Form Means An England Recall Could Be On The Cards

When Gabriel Agbonlahor first stepped on the grass of Goodison Park at the age of 19 for his Aston Villa debut against Everton great things were expected from the Birmingham-born striker. His lightning pace and direct runs coupled with his physique and agility made him a nightmare for opposition defences. Impressively, Agbonlahor featured in all 38 Premier League games during the...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Premier League Transfer Records: How Does Each Club Stack Up?

As more and more money is being pumped into the English Premier League, transfer fees are increasing exponentially from one transfer window to another. During the 2014 summer transfer window that closed on the first of September, a record £835 million was spent by Premier League clubs. Six of these clubs have broken their club-record transfer fee during this window. Another six...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Aston Villa held to draw by ten-man Newcastle at Villa Park

Mike Williamson was sent off for two late bookings as Newcastle drew 0-0 away to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. The visitors carved out several good chances but failed to find a goal during the lunchtime encounter at Villa Park, and then had center-back Williamson dismissed for fouls on Darren Bent and Fabian Delph in the closing stages. In the first half, Magpies...
Via Fox Sports
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Aston Villa-Stoke City Preview

While Aston Villa might have welcomed the conclusion of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign to assess a discouraging slide, Stoke City likely would have been content riding their late-term success into the summer months. The sides open the new campaign Saturday at the Britannia Stadium, where the Potters supporters hope the club can further build on a season that saw them finish...
Via AP on Fox
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The View from Below: What Three Teams Will Go Down this Season?

  With Chelsea’s victorious visit to Anfield and City’s expected win at Crystal Palace, headlines in world football are rightly dominated by the final league games and their implications on a title fight that now has three potential champions. This is a thrilling conclusion to an admittedly insane season of English Premier League football; however, I wanted to focus on the implication...
Via World Soccer Talk
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Stats: Premier League gameweek 28 preview

Top 10 Stats: Premier League gameweek 28 preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.comThe Premier League season is entering into its final 10 game stretch, and with everything still up for grabs, it will surely prove to be one of the most exciting ends to a season for many years. Gameweek 28 has been hit hard by red tape, with a whole host of games postponed or rescheduled, leaving...
Via Soccerlens
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United’s Moyes Needs to Get a Lucky Charm

Manchester United dropped another two points at Old Trafford. This time, they were unable to beat a struggling Fulham, after a 94th minute goal from Darren Bent denied them the victory. After 25 games played, Manchester United are nine points ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Easy pickings, says Meulensteen

Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen pinched a point on his return to Old Trafford and then claimed it was easy to pick David Moyes' game plan apart. Manchester United slipped nine points behind the Champions League qualification places on Sunday night after yet another disappointing result for Moyes and his under-performing squad. On paper United could not have wished for better opponents...
Via Fox Soccer
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bent stuns Man United by giving Fulham 2-2 draw

A late fight back by Manchester United against Fulham counted for little as Darren Bent scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to claim a 2-2 draw for the Premier League's bottom team against the struggling champions on Sunday. Fulham first stunned Old Trafford in the 19th minute when Steve Sidwell scored to leave seventh-place United facing a ninth loss of its title defense...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s Going Wrong at Fulham Under Manager Rene Meulensteen?

Yesterday evening we witnessed Fulham’s ignominious exit from the FA Cup at the hands of League 1 relegation candidates Sheffield United at Craven Cottage. Such was the despondency around the ground following the Blades’ one hundred and nineteenth minute winning goal, there is now a genuine worry as to whether or not manager Rene Meulensteen will be able to rally his troops in...
Via World Soccer Talk
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

10-man Sheffield United draw Fulham

Hugo Rodallega spared Fulham 's blushes as the Barclays Premier League strugglers narrowly averted a humbling FA Cup exit at the hands of 10-man Sheffield United. Cottagers boss Rene Meulensteen made his priorities clear with 11 changes for the game but he would still have hoped for better than a laboured 1-1 draw against the Sky Bet League 1 hosts. On a waterlogged Bramall Lane...
Via Fox Soccer
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal beats Fulham 2-0 to stay top of EPL

Santi Cazorla scored twice in the second half Saturday to give Arsenal a 2-0 victory over Fulham that kept the Gunners top of the Premier League. Arsenal had struggled to create chances in the first half but turned up the pressure after the break and Cazorla finally provided the cutting edge in the 57th minute. The Spanish midfielder started a move by cutting in from the left and...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cazorla brace hands Gunners victory

Santi Cazorla scored twice in the second half Saturday to give Arsenal a 2-0 victory over Fulham that kept the Gunners top of the Premier League . Arsenal had struggled to create chances in the first half but turned up the pressure after the break and Cazorla finally provided the cutting edge in the 57th minute. The Spanish midfielder started a move by cutting in from the left and...
Via Fox Soccer
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kidderminster continues shock run

Conference side Kidderminster will face Sunderland in the FA Cup fourth round after they beat Peterborough 3-2 in their replay at London Road. Tommy Rowe gave Posh a first-half lead but two goals in four minutes after the break from Michael Gash and Jack Byrne turned the game on its head. A Britt Assombalonga penalty leveled the scores with 16 minutes to go but parity lasted just...
Via Fox Soccer
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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