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Archive | December, 2016

Brighton’s Manu makes Dutch loan move

31 Dec

The season before joining Brighton, Elvis Manu scored 14 goals in 37 games for Feyenoord in the Champions League, Europa League and Dutch Eredivisie Brighton striker Elvis Manu has joined top-tier Dutch side Go Ahead Eagles on loan until the end of the season. The former Netherlands Under-21 international joined the Championship club from Feyenoord […]

Burnley 4 Sunderland 1: Andre Gray hits hat-trick on shocking afternoon for Black Cats

31 Dec

“He’s got that fearless streak in him if he misses. It’s like, ‘So what? Give me another chance and I’ll try and put it away for you’. He’s got a real firm mentality.” Black Cats boss David Moyes fumed after his team were undone time and again with routine attacks straight down their throat. “We […]

Liverpool 1 Man City 0: Wijnaldum’s header enough to see off Guardiola’s men

31 Dec

And City finished as they started. Looking a menace but never possessing the penetration to hurt a rampant Liverpool side. LIVERPOOL: Mignolet 7; Clyne 6, Lovren 7, Klavan 7, Milner 7; Wijnaldum 8, Henderson 7 (Origi (64th) 6), Can 6, Lallana 7; Mane 6 (Lucas 89th), Firmino 6 MAN CITY: Bravo 6; Zabaleta 6 (Navas […]

Leicester 1 West Ham 0: Islam Slimani’s first-half header sees off Hammers

31 Dec

But if his 20th-minute winner helps save Leicester from the embarrassment of being only the second top-flight side to go down trying to defend their title, then he will be one of the bargains of the year. Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri said: “It was an amazing year – 2016 will remain in our hearts and […]

Alternative Footy Awards 2016: Sex masochism, Allen’s chickens and Pardew’s dodgy dance

31 Dec

Instead, we’ve decided to take a different take on the traditional end of year awards which will be spread all over news sites in the coming days. How about dishing out awards for dodgiest haircuts, daftest fan or most interesting pre-match ritual?

Liverpool 1 Man City 0: Wijnaldum’s header enough to see off Guardiola’s men

31 Dec

And City finished as they started. Looking a menace but never possessing the penetration to hurt a rampant Liverpool side. LIVERPOOL: Mignolet 7; Clyne 6, Lovren 7, Klavan 7, Milner 7; Wijnaldum 8, Henderson 7 (Origi (64th) 6), Can 6, Lallana 7; Mane 6 (Lucas 89th), Firmino 6 MAN CITY: Bravo 6; Zabaleta 6 (Navas […]

Alternative Footy Awards 2016: Sex masochism, Allen’s chickens and Pardew’s dodgy dance

31 Dec

Instead, we’ve decided to take a different take on the traditional end of year awards which will be spread all over news sites in the coming days. How about dishing out awards for dodgiest haircuts, daftest fan or most interesting pre-match ritual?

Alternative Footy Awards 2016: Sex masochism, Allen’s chickens and Pardew’s dodgy dance

31 Dec

Instead, we’ve decided to take a different take on the traditional end of year awards which will be spread all over news sites in the coming days. How about dishing out awards for dodgiest haircuts, daftest fan or most interesting pre-match ritual?

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Clement set to be unveiled as Swansea boss this week

31 Dec

Second on their list is Gary Rowett, 42 savagely and controversially sacked by Birmingham to make way for Gianfranco Zola. Swansea initially considered a number of candidates, including Manchester United’s Welsh legend Ryan Giggs and former Leicester and Derby boss Nigel Pearson. But Clement, 44, is set to be unveiled this week.

Southampton 1 West Brom 2: Hal Robson-Kanu scores winner on first Baggies start

31 Dec

West Brom boss Tony Pulis took the right-back off shortly after half-time, pitching in midfielder James McClean and demanding a more attacking approach. The switch paid off in the 50th minute with Robson-Kanu lighting up the south coast by unleashing a strike of the highest quality. West Brom leap-frogged Southampton into eighth, leaving Saints to […]