Barclays Premier League: 27th August Results Roundup

Match day 3 of the Barclays Premier League got off to a good start today with newly promoted QPR’s trip to Wigan Athletic, followed by Sunderland’s trip to the other new boys Swansea. Chelsea, Villa and Blackburn were all in action today at home, but the most important result of the day has to be Liverpool’s table-topping 3-1 win against Bolton at Anfield. New signings Henderson and Charlie Adam got their first goals for the Merseyside club.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Aston Villa

 

0-0
(HT 0-0)
Wolverhampton

 

Bookings:Delph (6) Bookings:O’Hara (45+1)
Henry (63)
Stearman (72)

Blackburn

 

0-1
(HT 0-0)
Everton

Arteta (pen 90+2)

Bookings:Salgado (14)
Hoilett (24)
Petrovic (45+1)
Nzonzi (55)
Samba (90+3)
Bookings:Anichebe (14)
Arteta (53)

Chelsea

Bosingwa (6)
Lampard (pen 82)
Mata (90+11)

3-1
(HT 1-0)
Norwich

Holt (63)

Bookings:Bosingwa (36)
Torres (56)
Bookings:Crofts (41)
Naughton (59)
Sent off:Ruddy (80)

Liverpool

Henderson (15)
Skrtel (52)
Adam (53)

3-1
(HT 1-0)
Bolton

Klasnic (90+2)

Bookings:Steinsson (44)
Klasnic (49)

Swansea

 

0-0
(HT 0-0)
Sunderland

 

Bookings:Agustien (59) Bookings:Gardner (83)

Wigan

Di Santo (41, 66)

2-0
(HT 1-0)
QPR

 

Bookings:Piscu (33)
Caldwell (77)

Tomorrow’s fixtures:

Sunday, 28 August 2011
Newcastle v Fulham, 13:00
Tottenham v Man City, 13:30
West Brom v Stoke, 15:00
Man Utd v Arsenal, 16:00

Barclays Premier League Preview: Matchday 3

TGIF! Another week’s action of the Barclays Premier League coming our way. 10 fixtures will take place this week in England and two of them are absolute crackers. Let us guide you through the mouth watering premier league preview for the weekend.

For starters, there are 7 games to be played on Saturday and 3 on Sunday.

Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

A cracking derby coming up this Saturday. Its the first game of the weekend. Wolves find themselves second in the table with 6 points out of 6 below Manchester City only on goal difference. Aston Villa meanwhile showing some good form as last weekend all their three strikers Gabriel Agbonlahor, Emile Heskey and Darren Bent scored in a 3-1 win over Blackburn.

Corresponding Fixture: Wolves came up with a shock win at the Villa Park last season as they won by a goal to nil. Matt Jarvis scored.

Wigan Atheletic vs Queens Park Rangers

Wigan has had a decent start to the premier league with two draws against the two new premier league sides Swansea City and Norwich City. They look set to go head to head with another newly promoted side QPR. QPR lost 4-0 to Bolton on the opening day and then went on to win at the Goodison Park by a goal to nil.

Important Player for Wigan: Hugo Rodallega

Important Player for QPR: Adel Tarrabat

Blackburn Rovers vs Everton

Both these clubs have had a poor start to the season. Blackburn last week lost to Aston Villa last weekend. Everton meanwhile, lost to the Queens Park Rangers at home. Both would be keen for a victory this weekend at Ewood Park.

Corresponding Fixture: Last season it was Blackburn who came up with the win by a goal to nil. Kalinic was the goal scorer.

Chelsea vs Norwich City

Chelsea has had a slow start to the season. They have next got up an exciting team who are here from from back to back promotions. Chelsea is still unbeaten in the Barclays Premier league with a draw and a win. Meanwhile, even Norwich City are unbeaten as they have drew both their opening games. Chelsea will look to change that on Saturday.

Important Player for Chelsea: Fernando Torres.

Important Player for Norwich: Richie Da Laet.

Swansea City vs Sunderland

Swansea have been able to find just one point in their two games. The opener was a game we quite expected them to loose which was against Manchester City. Last week Premier league was brought to the Liberty Stadium and this weekend we are sure that the Liberty Stadium will be rocking in Wales. Sunderland have just been able to find out only a point yet out if their possible six. They would be keen to get their first victory as early as possible.

Important Player for Sunderland: Asamoah Gyan.

Important Player for Swansea: Scott Sinclair

Liverpool vs Bolton Wanderers

Liverpool have got up to a decent start to the Premier league. Last weekend we saw them beating Arsenal by 2 goals to nil at the Emirates. Bolton meanwhile had a fantastic start to their campaign beating QPR at Loftus Road. In the following weekend they disturbed the big money spenders Manchester City “big time”. Bolton are certainly the team to watch out for.

Corresponding Fixture: Liverpool won this fixture last season.

Newcastle United vs Fulham

Newcastle are the only team in the league who havn’t yet conceded a single goal. The have fot 4 points out of the possible 6. Fulham meanwhile hasn’t had the best of the starts and will be looking for all three points at Tyneside.

Important Player for Newcastle: Shola Ameobi

Important Player for Fulham: John Arne Risse

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester  City

What a huge game right at the start of the season. Its just the third week and we are in for a cracker at the Lane. Spurs at the moment are rock bottom of the table and will be looking to open their account. Manchester City are right at top of the table. Its a top vs Bottom clash but that doesn’t say its a one sided game.

Corresponding Fixture: It was a 0-0 draw on the opening day last season.

West Bromwich Albion vs Stoke City

West Brom has had a tough start to the season. They haven’t yet won a single game as they haven’t even drew one. They have lost to both Manchester United and Chelsea. Stoke have been aggeresive and looking good. They have drew their first two games.

Important Player for west Brom: Shane Long.

Important Player for Stoke: Kenwyne Jones.

Manchester United vs Arsenal

Cracker of a Sunday. Its the old rivalry of United and Arsenal back on the field. United have taken all 6 points of the possible 6. Arsenal haven’t yet even scored a goal but this game we are all sure is in for a cracker at Old Trafford.

Corresponding Fixture: It was Man Utd who won last season from a Park-ji-Sung header.

So, an exciting weekend coming your way. Especially, the Super Sunday. Which match are YOU looking forward to the most?

Barclays Premier League: Day 2 Results Roundup

Super Sunday on Match Day 2 of the English premier league saw 3 games being played between Bolton and Man City, Norwich and Stoke, and Wolves and Fulham. There were 3 different kind of results today, with a thrilling away win for City, a nail-biting draw between Norwich and Stoke, and a comfortable home win for Wolves. Here are the stats from the day’s action:

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Bolton

Klasnic (39)
Davies (63)

2-3
(HT 1-2)
Man City

Silva (26)
Barry (37)
Dzeko (47)

Bookings:

Muamba (44)
Davies (44)


Norwich

De Laet (37)

1-1
(HT 1-0)
Stoke

Jones (90+4)

Bookings:

Woodgate (37)
Shawcross (39)

Sent off:

Barnett (63)


Wolverhampton

Doyle (42)
Jarvis (45+1)

2-0
(HT 2-0)
Fulham

 

Bookings:

Doyle (42)
Hunt (71)

Bookings:

Dembele (47)
JA Riise (60)

Tomorrow’s fixture:


Monday, 22 August 2011
Man Utd v Tottenham, 20:00 (early morning Tuesday at 00:30 for Indian viewers)

Via BBC

Barclays Premier League: August 20 Results Roundup

The second round of premier league games went under way earlier today and we’ve got some fantastic results for you. First up was the mouth-watering clash between Arsenal and Liverpool which ended in more heartbreak for the Gunners as The Kop ran away 2-0 winners with a little help from lady luck. With Frimpong’s red card, Arsenal now have more players sent off than they have points! Moving on, Aston Villa and Chelsea both recorded their first home wins of the season, while Everton and Sunderland both suffered shock defeats at home. Swansea and Wigan, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Arsenal

 

0-2
(HT 0-0)
Liverpool

Ramsey (og 78)
Suarez (90)

Bookings:Frimpong (8)
Lansbury (89)
Bookings:Carroll (28)
Lucas (45)
Sent off:Frimpong (70)

Aston Villa

Agbonlahor (12)
Heskey (25)
Bent (67)

3-1
(HT 2-0)
Blackburn

Pedersen (52)

Bookings:Heskey (55)
Delph (58)
Petrov (80)

Chelsea

Anelka (53)
Malouda (83)

2-1
(HT 0-1)
West Brom

Long (4)

Bookings:Lampard (34)
Terry (90)
Bookings:Tamas (7)
Mulumbu (45)
Olsson (60)
Odemwingie (90+1)

Everton

 

0-1
(HT 0-1)
QPR

Smith (31)

Bookings:Osman (81) Bookings:Hall (39)

Sunderland

 

0-1
(HT 0-0)
Newcastle

R Taylor (62)

Bookings:Brown (36)
Cattermole (67)
Bardsley (68)
Bookings:Cabaye (25)
R Taylor (38)
Barton (68)
Sent off:Bardsley (89)

Swansea

 

0-0
(HT 0-0)
Wigan

 

Bookings:McCarthy (18)
Gomez (25)
Moses (76)

Tomorrow’s fixtures:

Sunday, 21 August 2011

  • Norwich v Stoke, 13:30
  • Wolverhampton v Fulham, 14:00
  • Bolton v Man City, 16:00

Monday’s fixture:

Monday, 22 August 2011

  • Man Utd v Tottenham, 20:00
Via BBC

Barclays Premier league preview: Matchday 2

Last week the Premier league was back with us after 83 days of waiting for kick-off! And now we look set for another set of games in the Barclays Premier league. Its Matchday 2!

Sunderland vs Newcastle United

This weekend will kick off at the Stadium of light. And what a game in prospect with us. Both teams started their season with a draw. Newcastle drawing at home versus Arsenal. Meanwhile,Sunderland drew against Liverpool at anfield. Both will be keen to taste their first victory soon.

Key Players:

Sunderland-Asamoah Gyan! Gyan would be looking to get in form and score as many goals as possible this season.

Newcastle United-Joey Barton! we all know this guy can get a red card at any time in the game. Alan Pardew will be keen to keep him cool and not loose his head.

Arsenal vs Liverpool

What a huge game this is. With just the second week up an running we look to one of the hottest game in the premier league.

Both these teams drew their games on the opening day. Both would be looking to get a win and get the three much needed points. It is a very difficult season coming for these two teams. Arsenal will be missing Gervinho after his antics against Newcastle United. Liverpool look set to start with the same team that started at anfield on Saturday against Sunderland.

Key Players:

Arsenal-Robin Van Persie! We all know that he has got a fantastic left foot. He can score goals out of nothing.

Liverpool-Luiz Suarez! Suarez scored against Sunderland and would be looking to carry on the same kind of form against Arsenal.

Aston Villa vs Blackburn Rovers

Aston Villa has won seven of its last ten encounters against Blackburn, including wins in six out of seven home games. Blackburn’s achieved one win at home, and one away, during the same period, while only one match ended in a draw. Blackburn’s last away game against Aston Villa ended in a 1-0 defeat for the away team.

Key Players:

Aston Villa-Charles N’zogbia! He will look to start his Aston Villa career with a bang. He is important for the team to complete the void of Stewart Downing.

Blackburn Rovers-David Dunn! Dunn can score goals out of nothing and he can be important to his side by scoring some cracking goals.

Everton vs Queesns Park Rangers

Everton’s season finally gets underway when they host newly promoted QPR at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

 

After a lengthy off-season, Everton fans were disappointed when their scheduled trip to North London to face Tottenham was postponed due to the London riots.

 

The week off has given manager David Moyes more time to work out his preferred XI and also gave him a chance to run the rule over QPR, who made the worst possible start to their Premier League campaign.

 

Neil Warnock’s side were not only thumped 4-0 by Bolton at home on the opening day, but they also lost midfielder Keiron Dyer (ankle) to injury while defender Matt Hill was given a straight red card for headbutting Bolton’s Martin Petrov.

 

Those absences will hurt Warnock, who is already operating on a tight squad, with QPR desperately needing additions in midfield and defence.

 

And although his side will be desperate to atone for the opening day horror show, they will not find it easy against an Everton side raring to go.

Key Players:

Everton-Tim Cahill! Cahill is Everton’s playmaker. We need to see how he fares with the season underway with everton.

QPR-Adel Tarrabat! Tarrabat has an fantastic season last year in the Championship. He didn’t get to show much last weekend. This weekend he will try to show what Spurs let go!

Swansea City vs Wigan Atheletic

 

The first English Premier League match to ever be staged in Wales will take place on Saturday when Swansea City host Wigan Athletic.

The historic occasion will be held at the Liberty Stadium as Swansea look to win their first points of their maiden Premier League campaign.

Brendan Rodgers’ side were smashed 4-0 by Manchester City on Monday, but they will not be the only side to be on the wrong end of a result against Roberto Mancini’s big-spenders.

The perfect chance to bounce back comes on Saturday and with a noisy home following cheering them on, the Swans will fancy their chances of getting all three points.

Wigan started their season against another promoted side, and although they took an early lead, they were held to a 1-1 draw by Norwich City at the DW Stadium.

Roberto Martinez’s team are one of the favourites to be relegated this season and they have not appeared to replace Charles N’Zogbia – who left for Aston Villa for nine-and-a-half-million pounds – properly.

Martinez will be hoping that 20-year-old Nigerian-born winger Victor Moses can offer the same threat and although he impressed against Norwich, they are big shoes to fill.

A lack of goals is also a concern with Wigan’s set-up, with last season’s top scorer Hugo Rodallega netting just nine times in 36 appearances.

The match takes on extra significance for Martinez, who was Swansea manager for three seasons, leading them to promotion and the League One title in 2008-09.

“From a personal point of view it’s been a fantastic summer with Wigan staying up and Swansea going up,” Martinez said.

“But it’s what Swansea deserves. The club has been working hard on and off the field for the last few seasons and deserve to reap the rewards.”

He continued: “Everyone linked with Swansea should feel proud of what the club has achieved and I’m sure it’s the start of something special.”

Martinez has no injury concerns while Swansea are just missing defender Gary Monk from their first-choice side.

That means that both sides will be at virtual full-strength, with the encounter expected to shed light on what is sure to be a fascinating battle for survival at the end of the season.

Key Players:

Swansea City-Scott Sinclair! He’s got speed. Just couldn’t show out his skills  against Manchester City. He can score goals and be very dangerous.

Wigan Atheletic-Ben Watson-He’s been the heart of the midfield and we rate him as the key player for Wigan this weekend.

Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion

 

Andre Villas-Boas must decide whether Hilario or Ross Turnbull will start his first home game in charge of Chelsea.

Villas-Boas this week lost undisputed number one Petr Cech (knee) for up to four weeks, meaning a change in goal for the visit of the Baggies to west London.

Romelu Lukaku could make his debut but the game comes too soon for fellow new boy Oriol Romeu, while David Luiz (thigh) remains out, Daniel Sturridge suspended, and Michael Essien long-term injured.

Albion have a major doubt over striker Peter Odemwingie while winger Jerome Thomas will definitely miss the game.

The pair sat out last weekend’s opening match of the season against Manchester United and Odemwingie is battling to shake off an ankle injury while Thomas has hip and thigh problems.

Odemwingie is closer to fitness than Thomas but still faces a race against time and he will be assessed if he comes through training unscathed.

Right-back Steven Reid, who was forced off with a leg injury against United, is fit.

Central defender Gareth McAuley, who has been struggling with illness, could be on the bench against the Blues after coming through a midweek reserve game.

Key Players

Chelsea-Fernando Torres! He looked sharp against Stoke City and looks set to score goals for Chelsea after a disastrous start to his Chelsea career.

West Bromwich Albion-Shane Long! Long scored against Man United on the opening weekend. He looks set for a good back-up for Peter odemwingie. With odemwingie doubtful for this game we fancy Long will be the key for West Brom.

Norwich City vs Stoke City

 

English Premier League football returns to Carrow Road on Sunday as Norwich City host Stoke City.

The stadium lasted hosted a top-flight match on May 7, 2005, when Norwich beat Birmingham City 1-0, though the result could not help them stave off relegation.

Just two seasons ago, the club was in League One. But under the tutelage of Paul Lambert, the Canaries have risen through the English football pyramid, remarkably winning successive promotions to gain a place in the Premier League once more.

And they showed they might just have enough quality to stay up this season, after a 1-1 opening day draw against Wigan Athletic in which they were forced to come from behind.

But Wigan are also expected to struggle this season, and how Norwich deal with the physical test Stoke are likely to offer will shed light on just how realistic their survival hopes are.

Stoke also started their season with a point, but theirs was more impressive as they held Chelsea to a scoreless draw.

Defenders Ryan Shawcross and Robert Huth coped admirably with the considerable attacking options at Chelsea’s disposal and the pair will fancy their chances of keeping another clean sheet on Sunday.

Shawcross was reportedly the subject of a 10 million-pound offer from Liverpool during the week, but Stoke manager Tony Pulis has stated his desire to keep the former Manchester United defender at the club.

Pulis will be troubled when selecting his side, especially with the match coming just three days after a trip to Switzerland to face FC Thun in a Europa League play-off clash.

Injury concerns over wingers Matthew Etherington (arm) and Jermaine Pennant (thigh) could force Pulis into changes, while Rory Delap (hamstring) is certain to miss out.

Key Players:

Norwich City-Hoolhan! The most important player for Norwich. He can really score some goals to bring smiles on the faces of the Norwich fans. We rate him as the key player for Norwich City.

Stoke City-Jermaine Pennant! Pennant has been looking in sensational form. He can bring in some assists for goals.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Fulham

Wolverhampton Wanderers will look to make it two wins from as many matches when they host Fulham at Molineux on Sunday.

Wolves started their English Premier League campaign off in style, with a 2-1 away win at Blackburn on Saturday giving fans of the club hope for the new season.

They were forced to come from behind in the victory and if Mick McCarthy’s side can gain enough points on the road, they should avoid relegation.

Scottish forward Steven Fletcher was on the scoresheet in the win, heading in a first-half equaliser.

A six million-pound signing from Burnley in June 2010, Fletcher now has six goals in his last seven Premier League matches.

If he can show the same form he did at the end of last season, then he will cause many problems for defenders across the league.

But Wolves face a side who have already played seven competitive matches this season, with Fulham’s Europa League qualifying campaign beginning on June 30.

They are match-fit and were perhaps unlucky to only get a point out of their home fixture against Aston Villa, which finished in a scoreless draw.

The heroics of Villa shot-stopper Shay Given certainly helped in that result, but Martin Jol’s side will be keen to atone for that by hitting the back of the net in the Midlands.

Fulham will have to back up from a Europa League qualifier against Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on Thursday, and the short space of time between the two matches may play into Wolves’ favour.

The visitors will miss Simon Davies (knee) and Diomansy Kamara (back) through injury while Wolves are only without Adlene Guedioura (ankle) for the clash.

How Fulham respond after Thursday’s match will be crucial in the outcome of this clash, with Wolves sure to rise to the occasion if their opponents are even slightly off the boil.

Key Players:

Wolverhampton Wanderers-Matt Jarvis! He has been in sensational form. He looks like the most important player in this Wolves side.

Fulham-Danny Murphy! Their Captain sensation is ofcourse, the player to watch out for.

Bolton Wanderers vs Manchester City

 

Manchester City’s bid to win their first ever English Premier League title will face their first real hurdle at Bolton on Sunday.

City opened their season against Swansea City on Monday, and Roberto Mancini’s side cruised to a 4-0 win against the newcomers.

Much of the attention surrounded new signing Sergio Aguero’s performance. The Argentine netting a double after coming off the bench, with one of his strikes particularly eye-catching.

David Silva was also terrific, but City’s first real challenge comes on the road at the Reebok Stadium.

There they will face a Bolton Wanderers side who are coming off a 4-0 success of their own, with Owen Coyle’s men spoiling QPR’s Premier League return at Loftus Road.

Defender Gary Cahill scored a wonderful goal in that victory and has been the subject of interest from Arsenal, while Croatian striker Ivan Klasnic was also on the scoresheet.

Bolton lost Johan Elmander on a free transfer to Galatasaray and saw Daniel Sturridge return to Chelsea when his loan-deal expired during the off-season, meaning the club are short on strike power.

That means Klasnic’s season will be crucial and he needs to form an effective partnership with Kevin Davies if Bolton are to remain clear of the wrong end of the table.

Wanderers will face a much sterner test against Manchester City than what QPR could offer, and they will need to be at their best at the back to keep the likes of Aguero, Silva and Edin Dzeko quiet.

City have no real injury concerns and can attack the game at full-strength, while Bolton are without several regulars, with broken-leg victims Tyrone Mears and Lee Chung-Yong out for some time.

Stuart Holden and Sean Davis (knee) will also both miss the Wanderers, while defender Sam Ricketts is some chance to return from calf injury.

Despite the differences in quality between the two squads, winning away in the Premier League is not easy and Mancini’s men will need to be at least close to their best to make it two wins from as many matches.

Key Players:

Bolton Wanderers-Kevin Davies! Davies is an important part of Bolton’s midfield. We rate him as the key to this game.

Manchester City-Sergio Aguero! Its hust has to be him. What a debut he had. Scoring two and setting up one. He looks like a real contendor for the Golden Boot and he should start against Bolton on Sunday.

Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United has won seven of its last ten encounters with the Spurs, drawing the remaining three fixtures. The Red Devils have won every one of their home fixtures against Tottenham during this period.

Tottenham’s most recent visit to Old Trafford produced a 2-0 win to the home team.

Manchester United has got its season off to a very strong start, with five consecutive wins to show for its last five fixtures. Their opening Premiership fixture was a tense affair, with Man United having to pull the winning goal out of the bag in the last moments of their match against Wigan.

United has put away a whopping 17 goals in its last five matches. Defence has been weak by the club’s own high standards, with 5 goals conceded during this period.

Tottenham Hotspur meanwhile has had mixed fortunes in recent weeks and is yet to start its season thanks to the postponement of its opening match against Everton due to the recent riots in the area. The Spurs have won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five matches, which included a short tour to South Africa.

Tottenham’s strikers have been in solid form, putting away 9 goals in five games. Defence is keeping its head above water with 5 goals conceded in the same period.

Key Players:

Manchester United-Wayne Rooney! He scored on the opening weekend and he is no doubt the man to watch out for this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur-Rafael Van Der Vaart! Van Der Vaart looked in fine form against Hearts in Spurs Europa league clash. With his experience he holds the key for Tottenham.

So,Here we are. An exciting weekend coming your way. We expect plently of goals and i hope you enjoyed Firstain’s Premier League Preview!



EPL Sunday Roundup: Chelsea stutter, Manchester United win

The football season got of to a fantastic start yesterday, with lots of exciting and entertaining matches being played on Saturday in the English Premier League. The same enthusiasm carried on today with the two fixtures that were played today between Stoke City and Chelsea, and West Brom and Manchester United. While last season’s runners up didn’t have the best of starts under new manager Andre Villas Boas, reigning champions Manchester United earned a hard fought win over WBA at the Hawthorns thanks to a late goal (own goal) from new signing Ashley Young (maybe own goal from WBA defender). Here are the stats from both these games:

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Stoke

 

0-0
(HT 0-0)
Chelsea

 

Bookings:

Shawcross (10)
Wilson (80)

Bookings:

A Cole (66)
Lampard (88)

Match Report

 

West Brom

Long (37)

1-2
(HT 1-1)
Man Utd

Rooney (13)
Reid (og 81)

Bookings:

Reid (39)
Scharner (87)
Cox (90+2)

Bookings:

Young (56)
Anderson (80)

Barclays Premier League: ALL transfers (recap)

This has already been one of the most interesting transfer windows in the top flight league in English football and we haven’t even reached its end yet. There has been a lot of transfer activity this summer, with Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool among the big spenders. So who got whom? Who made the right moves? All this and much more detailed below as we look back at ALL the transfers to have taken place this summer by ALL the clubs in the premier league (as of 13th August, 2011).

 

Arsenal FC

INS:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Southampton, £11m), Gervinho (Lille £10.7m), Carl Jenkinson (Charlton, £1m).

OUTS:

Gael Clichy (Manchester City, £7m), Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Ipswich, undisclosed), Mark Randall (Chesterfield, free), Tom Cruise (released), Denilson (Sao Paulo, loan), Wellington (Levante, loan)

Expected before end of transfer window:

We expect Francesc Fabregas to join Barcelona for a massive 36mn fee. Samir Nasri is also on verge to complete a deal to the Etihad Stadium for a fee of around 22mn.

Aston Villa FC:

INS:

Charles N’Zogbia (Wigan, £9.5m), Shay Given (Manchester City, £3.5m).

OUTS:

Stewart Downing (Liverpool, £20m), Ashley Young (Manchester United, £16m), Brad Friedel (Tottenham, free), Nigel Reo-Coker (Bolton, free), John Carew (West Ham, free), Robert Pires (released)Moustapha Salifou (released), Isaiah Osbourne (Hibernian, free).

Expected before end of transfer window:

We expect them to make a move for a new winger as they have lost both Stweart Downing and Ashley Young. They have only found one replacement that is Charles N’zogbia.

Blackburn Rovers FC:

INS:

David Goodwillie (Dundee United, £2m), Myles Anderson (Aberdeen, undisclosed), Radosav Petrovic (Partizan Belgrade, undisclosed), Bruno Ribiero (Gremio Prudente, free)

OUTS:

Phil Jones (Manchester United, £16.5m), Frank Fielding (Derby, undisclosed), Jason Brown (Aberdeen, free), Aaron Doran (Inverness, free), Zurab Khizanishvili (Kayserispor, free), Benjani (released), Maceo Rigters (released), Nikola Kalinic (Dnipro, undisclosed), Keith Andrews (Ipswich, loan)

Expected before end of transfer window:

We expect Blackburn to sell their club-captain Christopher Samba. Samba has been linked with both Arsenal and Tottenham. Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is keen to replace Jonathan Woodgate.

Bolton Wanderers FC:

INS:

Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears (Burnley, joint £3m), Darren Pratley (Swansea, free), Nigel Reo-Coker (Aston Villa, free), Tuncay (Wolfsburg, loan)

OUTS:

Ali Al Habsi (Wigan, £4m), Matt Taylor (West Ham, £2.2m), Danny Ward (Huddersfield, undisclosed), Johan Elmander (Galatasaray, free), Tamir Cohen (Maccabi Haifa, free), Joey O’Brien (West Ham, free), Jlloyd Samuel (released), Gavin McCann (retired).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Gary Cahill the new England sensation is been linked with many top clubs in England. We expect them to join Chelsea before end of transfer window as they need a replacement for Alex.

Chelsea FC:

INS:

Thibaud Courtois (Genk, £5m). Oriol Romeu (Barcelona, £4.4m), Lucas Piazon (Sao Paulo, undisclosed).

OUTS:

Michael Mancienne (Hamburg, £3m), Yury Zhirkov (Anzhi, undisclosed), Nemanja Matic (Benfica, undisclosed), Fabio Borini (Parma, undisclosed), Michael Woods (released), Thibaud Courtois (Atletico Madrid, loan), Jeffrey Bruma (Hamburg, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Chelsea have been linked with numerous players. Chelsea desperately need an attacking midfielder. Their new coach Andre Villas-Boas said earlier today that they will buy a midfielder and a winger before the end of transfer window. They have been linked with Luka Modric, Joao Moutinho and Michel Bastos. They are on the verge of competing the signing Romelu Lukaku as well.

Everton FC:

INS:

Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon, loan)

OUTS:

James Vaughan (Norwich, £2.5m), Iain Turner (Preston, free), Kieran Agard (Yeovil, free), Hope Akpan (Crawley, free), Nathan Craig (released).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Due to their financial problems Everton have fallen back. They need a good experienced striker. They have been linked with a move for Peter Crouch. They might just trade Jack Rodwell with him. The injury prone midfielder. Spurs have also been looking for a Defensive midfielder.

Fulham FC:

INS:

Pajtim Kasami (Palermo, £4m), John Arne Riise (Roma, £2.4m), Marcel Gecov (Slovan Liberec, undisclosed), Dan Burn (Darlington, undisclosed), Csaba Somogyi (Rakospalotai, free).

OUTS:

Jonathan Greening (Nottingham Forest, £670,000), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace, undisclosed), Zoltan Gera (West Brom, free), Diomansy Kamara (Eskisehirspor, free), John Paintsil (Leicester, free), Eddie Johnson (released), Pascal Zuberbuhler (released). David Stockdale (Ipswich, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

We do not expect much from them in the transfer window. They have done enough in transfers. Martin Jol still may just sign Robbie Keane for them as he’s got good co-ordination with the Irish striker.

Liverpool FC:

INS:

Jose Enrique (Newcastle, £6m), Stewart Downing (Liverpool, £20m), Jordan Henderson (Sunderland, £16m), Charlie Adam (£9m), Alexander Doni (Roma, free).

OUTS:

 

Paul Konchesky (Leicester, £1.5m), Milan Jovanovic (Anderlecht, free), Tom Ince (Blackpool, free), Stephen Darby (Rochdale, loan).

 Expected before end of transfer window:

Nothing to be expected now. They have signed a winger, a defensive midfielder, a good midfielder. They have spend close to around 100mn since January. They might just sell one of their midfielders that is Raul Meireles or Aquallani as they have too many midfielders.

Manchester City FC:

INS:

Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid, £38m), Gael Clichy (Arsenal, £7m), Stefan Savic (Partizan Belgrade, £6m), Costel Pantilimon (Poli Timisoara, undisclosed).

OUTS:

Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich, £10m), Shay Given (Aston Villa, £3.5m), Felipe Caicedo (Levante, £880,000), Jo (Internacional, undisclosed), Shaleum Logan (Brentford, free), Javan Vidal (released), Patrick Vieira (retired), Abdisalam Ibrahim (NEC Nijmegen, loan), Michael Johnson (Leicester, loan),  Ben Mee (Burnley, loan), Ryan McGivern (Crystal Palace, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Manchester City have a lot of spending power. They have been looking for a good winger. They were linked with Alexis Sanchez who moved to Barcelona. They might sell out Emmanuel Adebayor to either Real Madrid or Tottenham Hotspur as he is training currently with the reserves. They have been linked with numerous players. They might sign another 3-4 players before the end of transfer window.

Manchester United FC:

INS:

David De Gea (Atletico Madrid, £17.8m), Phil Jones (Blackburn, £16.5m), Ashley Young (Aston Villa, £16m).

OUTS:

Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle, £3.25m), Wes Brown (Sunderland, £1m), John O’Shea (Sunderland, undisclosed), Owen Hargreaves (released), Paul Scholes (retired), Edwin van der Sar (retired), Bebe (Besiktas, loan), Ritchie de Laet (Norwich, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Manchester United are been heavily linked with the Dutch maestro Wesley Sneijder. They need a replacement for Paul Scholes but Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out anymore signings.

Newcastle United FC:

INS:

Yohan Cabaye (Lille, £4.3m), Gabriel Obertan (Manchester United, £3.25m), Sylvain Marveaux (Rennes, free), Mehdi Abeid (Lens, free), Demba Ba (West Ham, free).

OUTS:

Jose Enrique (Liverpool, £6m), Kevin Nolan (West Ham, £4m), Wayne Routledge (Swansea, undisclosed), Ben Tozer (Northampton, free), Sol Campbell (released), Shefki Kuqi (released), Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton, loan), Xisco (Deportivo La Coruna, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

After the departure of Andy Carrol to Liverpool for 35mn Newcastle United havn’t been able to find a replacement. They have been linked with even Didier Drogba to replace him. We expect them to buy a new fresh striker before end of this summer’s transfer window.

Norwich City FC:

INS:

Steve Morison (Millwall, £2.8m), James Vaughan (Everton, £2.5m), Anthony Pilkington (Huddersfield, £2m), Elliott Bennett (Brighton, undisclosed), Bradley Johnson (Leeds, free), Ritchie De Laet (Manchester United, loan), Kyle Naughton (Tottenham, loan).

OUTS:

Owain Tudur Jones (Inverness, undisclosed), Luke Daley, (Plymouth, free), Matt Gill (Bristol Rovers, free), Sam Habergham (Tamworth, free), Jens Berthel Askou (released).

Expected before end of transfer window:

We expect nothing much from Norwich. Another one or two loan signings for Norwich might do it for them. They have quite a good squad already.

Queens Park Rangers FC:

INS:

DJ Campbell (Blackpool, £1.2m), Danny Gabbidon (West Ham, free), Kieron Dyer (West Ham, free), Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff, free), Brian Murphy (Ipswich, free), Bruno Perone (Tombense, free)

OUTS:

Mikele Leigertwood, (Reading, undisclosed), Georgias Tofas (Anagennisi Dherynia, free), Josh Parker (Oldham, free), Joe Oastler (Torquay, free), Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers, free), Pascal Chimbonda (released), Gavin Mahon (released), Romone Rose (released)Peter Ramage (Crystal Palace, loan), Angelo Balanta (MK Dons, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

QPR has got a good spending power. They might just look out for some top class players. They havn’t been linked with not too many so far.

Stoke City FC:

INS:

Jonathan Woodgate (Tottenham, free), Matthew Upson (West Ham, free).

OUTS:

Carl Dickinson (Watford, undisclosed), Eidur Gudjohnsen (AEK Athens, free), Abdoulaye Faye (West Ham, free), Ibrahima Sonko (released), Andrew Davies (Crystal Palace, loan).
Expected before end of transfer window:

Stoke manager Tony Pulis recently quoted saying that he needs another 6 signings before the end of this month. They might come out to be the surprise package of this transfer window.

Sunderland FC:

INS:

Connor Wickham (Ipswich, £13m), Craig Gardner (Birmingham, £5m), Ahmed Elmohamady (ENPPI, £2m), Ji Dong-won (Chunnam Dragons, £2m), Wes Brown (Man United, £1m), James McClean (Derry City, £350,000), John O’Shea (Man United, undisclosed), Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham, free), David Vaughan (Blackpool, free), Keiren Westwood (Coventry, free).

OUTS:

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool, £16m), Steed Malbranque (St Etienne, undisclosed), Nathan Luscombe (Hartlepool, free), Michael Kay (Tranmere, free), Bolo Zenden (released), Cristian Riveros (Kayserispor, loan), George McCartney (West Ham, loan)

Expected before end of transfer window:

We expect Sunderland not to buy anymore players. They have had some good signings already. Steve Bruce would be pretty happy with the club’s progress.

Swansea City FC:

INS:

 

Michel Vorm (Utrecht, £1.5M), Danny Graham (Watford, £3.5m), Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough, £1.75m), Wayne Routledge (Newcastle, undisclosed), Jose Moreira (Benfica, undisclosed), Steven Caulker (Totteham, loan).

OUTS:

Dorus de Vries (Wolves, free), Darren Pratley (Bolton, free), Albert Serran (AEK Larnaca, free), Kerry Morgan (Neath, free), Cedric van der Gun (released), Gorka Pintado (released), Yves Ma-Makalamby (released), Scott Donnelly (Wycombe, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Nothing much. There squad might be good enough for premiership survival. They havn’t been linked with any big name players yet.

Tottenham Hotspur FC:

INS:

Brad Friedel (Aston Villa, free), Cristian Ceballos (Barcelona, free), Souleymane Coulibaly (Siena, undisclosed).

OUTS:

Jamie O’Hara (Wolves, £5m), Jonathan Woodgate (Stoke, free), Kyle Naughton (Norwich, loan), Steven Caulker (Swansea, loan), Bongani Khumalo (Reading, loan), Ryan Mason (Doncaster, loan), Jonathan Obika (Yeovil, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Spurs have been linked with almost every possible striker that can move. They need a good striker who can score 20 goals a season. They have been linked with Fernando Llorente, Falcao, Hulk, Berbatov, Drogba and many more. This time around i expect them to sign a new striker.

West Bromwich Albion FC:

INS:

Shane Long (Reading, £6.5m), Zoltan Gera (Fulham, free), Marton Fulop (Ipswich, free), Gareth McAuley (Ipswich, free), Billy Jones (Preston, free), Ben Foster (Birmingham, loan).

OUTS:

Scott Carson (Bursaspor, £2.1m), Borja Valero (Villarreal, undisclosed), Abdoulaye Meite (Dijon, free), Gianni Zuiverloon (Real Mallorca, free), Giles Barnes (Doncaster, free), Dean Kiely (retired), Boaz Myhill (Birmingham, loan), Chris Wood (Birmingham, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

We expect them to hold on to their big players. They have got a good squad. They do not need any more major signings. They havn’t been linked with many players as well.

Wigan Atheletic FC:

INS:

Ali Al Habsi (Bolton, £4m), David Jones (Wolves, free), Nouha Dicko (released, free).

OUTS:

Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa, £9.5m), Antonio Amaya (Real Betis, undisclosed), Daniel de Ridder (Grasshopper Zurich, free), Mauro Boselli (Estudiantes, loan), Steven Caldwell (Birmingham, free), Jason Koumas (released).

Expected before end of transfer window:

They are expected to sign a new winger after the departure of Charles N’zogbia. They havn’t been linked with any players yet. They should look for a replacement soon.

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC:

INS:

Roger Johnson (Birmingham, £7m), Jamie O’Hara (Tottenham, £5m), Dorus De Vries (Swansea, free).

OUTS:

Greg Halford (Portsmouth, undisclosed), David Jones (Wigan, free), Marcus Hahnemann (released), Steven Mouyokolo (Sochaux, loan), Danny Batth (Sheffield Wednesday, loan), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Sheffield United, loan)

Expected before end of transfer window:

Wolves have done well to buy in two or three good players. There main goal for this remaining day in this transfer window is to hold their their star man Matt Jarvis.

So, the premier league has kicked off! There have been already some good signings from all clubs. Still another 15 or so exciting days coming up before the transfer season ends. We expect some huge transfers and some big transfer sagas to end. Whom do you expect your club will sign or get rid of?

Barclays Premier League 2011-12: Opening Day Results

Ah Football’s back, life’s back. The world’s most entertaining and popular league – the Barclays (English) Premier League (BPL/EPL) is back and with a bang. The opening round of fixtures has just concluded with a host of unexpected results. This season is sure to be one of the most close fought ones. Here are all the results of today’s games:

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Blackburn

Formica (20)

1-2
(HT 1-1)
Wolverhampton

Fletcher (22)
Ward (47)

Bookings:Dunn (36)
Emerton (38)
Roberts (60)
Nzonzi (89)
Bookings:Johnson (19)
Stearman (21)

Fulham

 

0-0
(HT 0-0)
Aston Villa

 

Bookings:Murphy (21)
Dembele (82)
Bookings:Agbonlahor (45+2)
Heskey (58)
Petrov (82)
Dunne (84)

Liverpool

Suarez (12)

1-1
(HT 1-0)
Sunderland

Larsson (57)

Bookings:Carragher (45)
Henderson (60)
Adam (65)
Kuyt (72)
Bookings:Richardson (6)
Cattermole (27)
Bardsley (45+1)
Larsson (78)

Newcastle

 

0-0
(HT 0-0)
Arsenal

 

Bookings:Coloccini (45+1)
Tiote (67)
Barton (76)
Bookings:A Song (29)
Gibbs (48)
Rosicky (52)
Szczesny (78)
Vermaelen (90+1)
Sent off:Gervinho (76)

QPR

 

0-4
(HT 0-1)
Bolton

Cahill (45+2)
Gabbidon (og 67)
Klasnic (70)
Muamba (79)

Bookings:Hill (52) Bookings:Reo-Coker (31)
Cahill (76)
Sent off:Hill (90+4)

Wigan

Watson (pen 21)

1-1
(HT 1-1)
Norwich

Hoolahan (45)

Bookings:Diame (84)
Watson (85)
Bookings:Fox (1)
Morison (72)

The only fixture from today to get postponed due to the ongoing riots in England was Tottenham vs Everton.

Tomorrow’s fixtures include:

Sunday, 14 August 2011
Stoke v Chelsea, 13:30
West Brom v Man Utd, 16:00

Monday, 15 August 2011
Man City v Swansea, 20:00

Barclays Premier League 2011/12 fixtures announced

The fixtures for the next season of the Barclays Premier League (2011/2012) have been announced by the FA on the official premier league website. Manchester United are the defending champions after they won the historic 19th title last term, overtaking Liverpool’s previous record of 18.

Here are the fixtures for the opening day of the season — Saturday, 13th August, 2011:

Fixtures and Results
Fixtures & Results by week
Saturday 13th August 2011
Blackburn Rovers v Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00 Ewood Park
Fulham v Aston Villa 15:00 Craven Cottage
Liverpool v Sunderland 15:00 Anfield
Manchester City v Swansea City 15:00 City of Mcr. Stadium
Newcastle United v Arsenal 15:00 St. James’ Park
QPR v Bolton Wanderers 15:00 Loftus Road
Stoke City v Chelsea 15:00 Britannia Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton 15:00 White Hart Lane
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United 15:00 The Hawthorns
Wigan Athletic v Norwich City 15:00 DW Stadium

To see all the fixtures, please visit the premier league website.

It must be noted that the fixtures are subject to change and these are just provisional dates.

Football Roundup: Sunday action from all major leagues in the world

All the results from England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal and Spain from matches played yesterday (Sunday). Continue reading “Football Roundup: Sunday action from all major leagues in the world”

Football Roundup: Saturday action from all major leagues in the world

All the results from England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Continue reading “Football Roundup: Saturday action from all major leagues in the world”

Football Rounup: Monday Night

Carlos Tevez
Tevez took his tally to 19 for the season in the Premier League

Carlos Tevez scored a 12-minute hat-trick as Manchester City beat Wigan at Eastlands to keep their chances of a Champions League spot alive. City had been poor before the break and the second-half sending off of Wigan’s Gary Caldwell was the turning point. First Tevez took advantage of a calamitous goalkeeping error from Vladimir Stojkovic to tap home. Two minutes later he slid in at the far post to double the lead before sealing the victory with a superb solo effort. The win leaves City two points behind fourth-placed Tottenham having played the same amount of games, while Wigan remain just four points above the relegation zone.

Barclays Premier League

Monday, 29 March 2010


Man City

Tevez (72, 74, 84)

3-0
(HT 0-0)
Wigan
Bookings:

Garrido (61)
Zabaleta (67)
Tevez (85)

Bookings:

Scharner (73)
Bramble (77)

Sent off:

Caldwell (56)

Coca Cola Championship

Monday, 29 March 2010


Newcastle

Ameobi (71)
Jose Enrique (90+1)

2-0
(HT 0-0)
Nottm Forest
Bookings:

Jose Enrique (90+2)

Bookings:

Morgan (60)
Wilson (78)
McCleary (90)

French Ligue 1

Monday, 29 March 2010


Monaco 0-0
(HT 0-0)
Auxerre
Bookings:

Puygrenier (67)

Spanish La Liga

Monday, 29 March 2010


Athletic Bilbao

Llorente (13, pen 79)
Toquero Pinedo (18)
Susaeta (88)

4-3
(HT 2-1)
Racing Santander

Tchite (41)
Bolado (81, 90+3)

Bookings:

Amorebieta (57)

Bookings:

Colsa (43)
Christian (68)
Pinillos (77)
Oriol (81)

Sent off:

Oriol (83)

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