I've decided to try this as a Saturday morning post to act as a weekend preview/open thread for the upcoming slate of games.
City beat United 1-0 in the much-hyped Manchester Derby With The Title On The Line ™ in a game that was rather dull to watch. United managed a mere 5 attempts at goal, which resulted 0 shots on goal. City had 15 and 3, respectively. I was in the beer garden taking in a lovely late Spring evening, otherwise I would have been annoyed I even bothered to leave the house. City and United are now tied at the top of the table with 83 points apiece, but City are ahead because of their superior goal differential (+61 v +53).
In other news, Fulham beat Liverpool for the first time in the league thanks to a Skrtel own-goal. Everton drew with Stoke 1-1. Spurs beat Bolton 4-1 and Chelsea lost to Newcastle in a game which saw Cisse score an absolutely amazing goal to seal the 2-0 win.
Continue reading EEE- Last two Premiership Weeks
This was orignally a LTE in the CoC, but I decided to give it its own post since it was getting long and I didn't want to clog up the other thread.
Manchester United squadered leads of 3-1 and 4-2 to draw with Everton 4-4. The dropped points, combined with City's win, means that City are only 3 points back with 3 matches to play. Next week is the Manchester Derby Part II, this time at the Ethiad. ManUtd got plastered 6-1 by City at home earlier in the year. A City win will have the Manchester teams tied on points (and City with the edge on GD) with 2 games to play. Also, Newcastle has moved into the fourth and final Champions League slot, with Tottenham Hotspur dropping to 5th.
In news at the other end of things, Wolves have secured their spot in the Championship last year. They are the first team to be guaranteed relegation. No more Mick McCarthy GIF! *sad trombone* Continue reading EEE – The Long Awaited Return
Sorry I skipped a soccer post last week. I'll try to recap all the games I missed, but apologies in advance if I do omit someone.
Big news over the weekend is Clint Dempsey's second hat trick in as many games. His hat trick is the first for an American in the league. Dempsey now has 9 goals in the league, tied for 7th best for all players and tied for fist among midfielders (with Frank Lampard). Manchester City beat Spurs by a score of 3-2 to keep their place at the top of the table. Manchester United defeated Arsenal 2-1 to keep pace with their neighbors. In the States, the ManU-Arsenal game was aired on Fox before the NFC Championship game.
Sunderland won 2-0 over Swansea City to continue their good run of form under new manager Martin O'Neill. Under the new manager, the Black Cats have taken 16 of 24 points, compared to 11 from 42 under Steve Bruce. Everton couldn't hold a one goal lead and drew with Blackburn Rovers 1-1. Chelsea failed to score in their 0-0 draw with Norwich City. Wolves fell to Aston Villa 3-2 to drop into the relegation zone. Continue reading EEE – Deuce goes for three
The weekend saw third round of the FA Cup. The Manchester teams played each other, United winning 3-2. And that's all I feel like talking about those two. On to our teams. Citizens' teams did very well.
- Chelsea 4 - 0 Portsmouth
- Sunderland 2 - 0 Petersborough United
- Wolves 0 - 0 Birmingham
- Everton 2 - 0 Tamworth
- Fulham 4 - 0 Charlton Athletic
- Spurs 3 - 0 Cheltenham Town
- Aston Villa 3 - 1 Bristol Rovers
Wolves' 3rd Round replays is on the 17th at home. Continue reading EEE – FA Cup 3rd Round
Happy New Year to everyone. Being bored as all get-out at my parents, I've decided to restart the EEE, at least for the time being. Let's go ahead and recap everything since the Boxing Day matches, shall we?
On Boxing Day, Manchester United beat Wigan by a score of 5-0, while City only managed a 0-0 draw with West Brom. This brought the two Manchester teams level on points, with City in first on goal differential. A pair of WGOM Derbies as Fulham-Chelsea and Sunderland-Everton both ended 1-1. The next day saw Wolves draw away to Arsenal, holding on to the 1-1 scoreline with only 10 men after a red card in the 75th minute. A brace from Welsh wunderkind Gareth Bale saw Spurs dismiss Norwich 2-0.
New Year's Eve saw a surprising Blackburn win over Manchester United by a score of 3-2. Chelsea lost 3-1 to Aston Villa. Fulham, Spurs, and Wolves all drew 1-1, with Norwich City, Swansea City, and Bolton respectively. With a chance to go three points clear of United, Manchester City lost away to Sunderland 1-0 on Ji Dong-Won's goal in the 93rd+ minute. Everton beat West Brom by the same 1-0 scoreline.
In today's action, Fulham defeated Arsenal 2-1 by scoring to goals after Djourou was sent off in the 85th for a second booking. Chelsea snatched all three points away from Wolves by winning 2-1, Wolves having drawn level in the 85th only for Lampard to score just before stoppage time.
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I didn't see any of the matches this weekend (again!), so I don't have much to add besides 6-0!!!!!!!!
I didn't get to see any soccer this weekend because I was up at my parents' house, so I have nothing to add. It's up to you lot to start your own discussions.
- Everton 2 - 0 Man City
- Chelsea 4 - 0 Swansea
- Wolves 1 - 2 Liverpool
- Fulham 0 - 0 West Brom
- Spurs 2 - 1 Wigan
- Villa 1 - 1 QPR
- Sunderland v. Norwich - Today, 2PM
Continue reading EEE & MMM – End of September
I'll admit - I nearly turned off the game. Once Nasri scored 10 seconds into the second half to put City up 2-0, I had little faith in Fulham not losing by even more. But two second half goals saw a tie game and City only leaving with 1 point. Now if Fulham could only play like that away from Craven Cottage.
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Continue reading EEE & MMM – A Manchester Team Drops Points
Man, the international break can be killer sometimes. You get such riveting matchups as Slovakia-Armenia and Finland-Moldova. More than anything I just feel bad for the San Marinos and Faroe Islands of the bunch who are mostly just trotted out to slaughter. One thing I might suggest is a two-tiered Euros. In rugby there is the Six Nations, comprised of the European rugby powers, and there's the European Nations Cup for teams 7-12.
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Manchester United and City continue to roll, winning 5-0 and 3-0, respectively Continue reading EEE & MMM – Back from the International break