Barclays Premier League: 15th October — Results Roundup

The Barclays/English Premier League (BPL/EPL) action is back after a 2 week gap (international break) and what better way to kick start the weekend than a showdown between Liverpool and Manchester United – arguably the biggest rivalry in the premier league. Both the Reds have a tremendous history behind and are managed by two legendary managers – King Kenny (Kenny Dalglish) and Emperor Ferguson (Sir Alex Ferguson).

The game was a tight affair in the first half but opened up completely in the second. Liverpool opened the scoring through a Steven Gerrard free kick – Gerrard of course returning from a long time out on the sidelines through a groin injury – and for United it was the little Mexican Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez who equalized with a nicely executed header. The match ended 1-1.

Other notable fixtures included Aston Villa’s visit to Manchester City, where a win for the hosts could take them top of the table thanks to United’s stalemate at Anfield, and Bolton’s clash with Wigan.

Here are all the results from the day’s action:

Saturday, 15 October 2011


Liverpool

Gerrard (68)

1-1
(HT 0-0)
Man Utd

Hernandez (81)

Bookings:

Lucas (28)

Bookings:

Young (43)
Ferdinand (54)
Evra (65)


Man City

Balotelli (28)
Johnson (47)
Kompany (52)
Milner (71)

4-1
(HT 1-0)
Aston Villa

Warnock (65)

Bookings:

Barry (59)

Bookings:

Bannan (80)


Norwich

Pilkington (1, 63)
R Martin (10)

3-1
(HT 2-1)
Swansea

Graham (12)

Bookings:

Monk (4)


QPR

Helguson (16)

1-1
(HT 1-1)
Blackburn

Samba (24)

Bookings:

Hall (23)
Wright-Phillips (62)
Traore (64)

Bookings:

Nzonzi (52)
Lowe (77)


Stoke

Walters (80)
Delap (87)

2-0
(HT 0-0)
Fulham

 

Bookings:

Delap (56)
Pennant (71)
Whelan (76)
Upson (77)

Bookings:

Duff (66)
Murphy (77)
Zamora (79)
Baird (87)


Wigan

Diame (40)

1-3
(HT 1-2)
Bolton

Reo-Coker (4)
Ngog (45+3)
Eagles (90+2)

Bookings:

Di Santo (45+1)
Figueroa (71)
Caldwell (73)
Alcaraz (79)

Bookings:

Pratley (23)
Robinson (63)
Boyata (67)
Petrov (82)

Chelsea is currently leading Everton by 2 goals to nil in the last fixture of the day.

Tomorrow’s Fixtures:

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Arsenal v Sunderland, 13:30
Newcastle v Tottenham, 16:00

Via BBC

Carling Cup 3rd Round Draw Announced!

The draw for the 3rd Round of England’s oldest competition, the Carling Cup, is out now. The popular English domestic cup competition kicks off in the week commencing 19th September. Lets check out the draw for the 3rd round. We are in for some crackers.

Th Standout

Manchester United’s trip to Leeds in the Carling Cup in the stand-out fixture of the third round.

The last time the two old foes met was in the FA Cup in January 2010, when Leeds heroically beat their Premier League counterparts 1-0 at Old Trafford.

All the fixtures in full:

  •  Cardiff v Leicester City
  • Wolverhampton v Millwall
  • Chelsea v Fulham
  • Aldershot/Carlisle v Rochdale
  • Arsenal v Shrewsbury
  • Burnley v MK Dons
  • Leeds v Man Utd
  • Brighton v Liverpool
  • Nottm Forest v Newcastle
  • Man City v Birmingham
  • Blackburn v Leyton Orient/Bristol Rovers
  • Swindon/Southampton v Charlton/Preston
  • Everton v West Brom
  • Crystal Palace/Wigan v Middlesbrough
  • Aston Villa v Bolton
  • Stoke v Tottenham

32 teams left in the competition. After these fixtures have been played it will be down to the final 16. One mistake can spell doom for any team. Which team do you fancy to win this year?

UEFA Europa League 2011/12 Draw Announced

Yesterday we saw the UEFA Champions League draw was out. Today its the second tier competition in Europe, Europa League’s chance to grab the headlines. Lets check out who has been drawn with whom from Group A to Group L.

Group A

  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Rubin Kazan
  • PAOK
  • Shamrock Rovers

Group B

  • Kobenhavn
  • Standard
  • Hannover
  • Vorskla

Group C

  • PSV
  • H. Tel-Aviv
  • Rapid Bucuresti
  • Legia

Group D

  • Sporting Lisbon
  • Lazio
  • Zurich
  • Vaslui

Group E

  • Dynamo Kiev
  • Besiktas
  • Stoke City
  • M. Tel-Aviv

Group F

  • PSG
  • Atheletic
  • Salzburg
  • Slovan Bratislava

Group G

  • AZ Alkmar
  • Metalist
  • Austria Wien
  • Malmo

Group H

  • Braga
  • Club Brugge
  • Birmingham City
  • Maribor

Group I

  • Atletico Madrid
  • Udinese
  • Rennes
  • Sion

Group J

  • Schalke
  • Steaua
  • M.Hafia
  • AEK Larnaca

Group K

  • Twente
  • Fulham
  • OB
  • Wisla Krakow

Group L

  • Anderlecht
  • AEK
  • Lokomotiv Moskva
  • Sturm

So, now you know the draw of the group stages. Two teams will qualify from all twelve groups and the third place team in the Uefa Champions League will join these teams in the Round of 32. The Europa League is looking set to be a cracker this time around.

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?

UEFA Champions League 2011/12 Draw Announced

The draw for the upcoming UEFA Champions League season have just been announced. Barcelona are the defending champions while Manchester United were the runners up last term. Manchester City are the most popular debutantes in the draw.

Group A

  • Bayern Munich
  • Villareal
  • Manchester City
  • Napoli

Group B

  • Inter Milan
  • CSKA Moscow
  • Lille
  • Trabzonspor

Group C

  • Manchester United
  • Benfica
  • Basel
  • Otelui Galati

Group D

  • Real Madrid
  • Lyon
  • Ajax
  • Dinamo Zagreb

Group E

  • Chelsea
  • Valencia
  • Bayer Leverkusen
  • KRC Genk

Group F

  • Arsenal
  • Marseille
  • Olympiakos
  • Borussia Dortmund

Group G

  • Porto
  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Zenit St.Petersburg
  • Apoel FC

Group H

  • Barcelona
  • AC Milan
  • FC Bate
  • Viktoria Plzen

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.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: Fixtures, Venues, Squads, Mascot, Everything!

Oh boy, just eight more days remaining for the biggest showdown in the game of Cricket and we’ve everything you want to know – from the squads to the fixtures to the venues to the mascot – EVERYTHING!

But before we get started, here’s a reminder to catch up on the warm-up games to know which team is well prepared.

Important things to note

  • First match of the World Cup – 19th February, 2011 between Bangladesh and India in Dhaka
  • Grand Finale – 2nd April, 2011 in Mumbai
  • Mascot – Stumpy
  • Total Stadiums Used – 13
  • Stadiums Used – India-8, Sri Lanka-3, Bangladesh-2

Fixtures

Venues

Mascot

Presenting the official mascot of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011…..Stumpy!

The World Cup

Squads

For full squads of all the teams, please visit this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Cricket_World_Cup_squads

So who according to you are the favorites to lift the cup?