Hull vs Tottenham - Premier League preview and team news
November 23, 2014 (11:25) [ Indexed from A Different League
Two more sides in desperate need of a result meet in the Premier League on Sunday as Hull City meet a Tottenham side coming under increasing pressure to regain form.The Tigers have had a number of injuries to contend with in recent weeks, but that does not excuse their performance in the last game at Burnley. They were strangely lethargic and created very few chances, so Steve Bruce will be demanding a reaction, as well as more of goal threat, with Mohamed Diame and record signing Abel Hernandez having failed to maintain their run of goals More...
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool - Premier League preview and team news
November 23, 2014 (11:05) [ Indexed from A Different League
Liverpool will be under pressure to get their faltering season back on track as they go to South London to face Crystal Palace, another side in need of a result.Neil Warnock will have been left wondering how things would have turned out at Manchester United last time out had Fraizer Campbell managed to convert a fine opportunity just before half time, but a goal in the second period from Juan Mata broke their resistance and condemned Palace to a fourth defeat in five games. Saturdays results saw them slip to seco More...
Man City boss Pellegrini has praise for Toure
November 23, 2014 (11:00) [ Indexed from A Different League
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini saluted the performance of Yaya Toure after the midfielder scored the winner in Saturdays 2-1 success over Swansea City, the Daily Mirror has reported.Toure ran on to a superb back-heel from Fernandinho to evade the challenge of Neil taylor before sliding the ball home past Lukasz Fabianski for a hard-earned win which saw the champions come from behind to take the spoils.Wilfried Bony had earlier put Swansea ahead after controlling a delightful lifted pass from Nathan Dye More...
Delph to decide against Aston Villa stay
November 23, 2014 (10:45) [ Indexed from A Different League
Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph is willing to run down his contract with the club amid interest from Premier League rivals Liverpool and Tottenham, according to Goal.com.The former Leeds United player will reach the end of his current contract next summer, and has rejected a new deal at Villa Park which would have seen him earn 50,000 per week. As a result, it now appears likely that Delph could leave for nothing once the season comes to an end.Martin ONeill brought him to Villa in 2009 after he impressed in More...
Martinez delighted by satisfying Everton win
November 23, 2014 (10:30) [ Indexed from A Different League
Everton manager Roberto Martinez was delighted with his sides efforts after they beat West Ham United 2-1 for a result he described as the clubs most satisfying this season, writes Sky Sports.The game was an eventful and fractious affair with some moments of controversy, most notably regarding Evertons opening goal. An initial shot was deflected into the path of an offside Romelu Lukaku as the Hammers defence was wrong-footed, but the flag stayed down as the Belgian easily poked the ball home.There was also an More...
Narrow QPR defeat disappoints Redknapp
November 23, 2014 (10:15) [ Indexed from A Different League
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp was disappointed after his side lost 1-0 to Newcastle United in a tight game at St. James Park on Saturday, Goal.com has reported.Clear opportunities were few and far between throughout the 90 minutes, with Charlie Austin seeing a shot curl wide in the first half for QPR after a defensive mix-up nearly saw Jack Colback net at the other end.The only goal of the game arrived 12 minutes from time as stand-in Newcastle captain Moussa Sissoko expertly controlled Sammy Ameobi More...
Chelsea eye move for Everton star Coleman
November 23, 2014 (10:00) [ Indexed from A Different League
Chelsea are plotting a 20m bid to sign Everton right-back Seamus Coleman in the January transfer window, with Jose Mourinho a major admirer of the Irishman, according to the Daily Mail.Coleman was brought to Everton by David Moyes in 2009, with the club paying just 60,000 to Irish league side Sligo Rovers for his services. He has since become regarded as arguably the best right-back in the Premier League after taking over from Tony Hibbert as Evertons first choice.The Toffees have been wary of interest in the 2 More...
Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United: Rooney helps United to earn first away win of the season
November 23, 2014 (01:40) [ Indexed from A Different League
An own-goal from Kieran Gibbs and a breakaway goal from Wayne Rooney did the damage for Manchester United against Arsenal this evening, reports BBC Sport.Arsenal were on top for the majority of the first-half, with Jack Wilshere having two good opportunities to put the Londoners ahead. Danny Welbeck also put a close range header over the bar, where he could have perhaps done better with too. Chances for United were few and far between, but they did enjoy a late spell of pressure in the first-half, without ever tes More...
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho revels in amazing first-half display against West Brom
November 23, 2014 (01:35) [ Indexed from A Different League
After seeing past West Brom 2-0 with consummate ease, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admitted he was surprise with how impressive the Londoners were, reports BBC Sport.I don't remember seeing football of that dimension many times at Stamford Bridge. In the first half we played amazingly well. For me, an amazing first half. We played really, really well. In the first half we could have been 3-0, 4-0, 5-0 up. But the quality of our football was there," said the 51-year-old. Chelsea went seven points clear in the Pre More...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger rues naive defending in Manchester United defeat
November 23, 2014 (01:25) [ Indexed from A Different League
Following Arsenals 2-1 home defeat to Manchester United, manager Arsene Wenger was critical of his sides defensive frailties, reports BBC Sport.At the moment defensively we are a bit nave. At the end of the day we were not efficient enough defensively, and we made a mistake at the back which they took advantage of. We missed a few opportunities in the second half too," said the Frenchman.Arsenal were somewhat unfortunate to have gone behind to a Kieran Gibbs own goal, but the Londoners committed too many men f More...
Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his side can stave off relegation this season
November 23, 2014 (01:15) [ Indexed from A Different League
After winning back-to-back Premier League games to climb from the foot of the table, Burnley manager Sean Dyche is confident his side can do the impossible and stay up against all odds, reports BBC Sport.We can do what is deemed impossible and make it possible. We have been written off by everyone. At the start of the season I said we were one of the biggest underdogs in many years. Our players are learning and developing. We know we're never going to roll through the Premier League, slotting the ball around. We have to win and we did t More...
Stoke City 1-2 Burnley: Ings brace seals back-to-back league wins for the Clarets
November 23, 2014 (01:05) [ Indexed from A Different League
Burnley striker Danny Ings scored twice as the newly-promoted outfit produced a rearguard display to take all three points at the Britannia stadium, reports BBC Sport.The visitors took the lead in the 12th minute, with Ings scoring from close range after Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic parried an effort into his path. A minute later, Ings doubled Burnleys lead, scoring in the area once more after a Michael Kightly low ball into him.Stoke managed to halve the deficit just after the 30 minute mark through Jonathan Walt More...
Newcastle United 1-0 Queens Park Rangers: Resurgent Magpies win five in a row in the Premier League
November 23, 2014 (00:55) [ Indexed from A Different League
Moussa Sissoko scored the only goal of the game against newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers to earn Newcastle their fifth Premier League win on the bounce, reports BBC Sport.Newcastle started the game strongly, with chances from Ryan Taylor and Ayoze Perez being the closest they came from the opening exchanges. But the first-half had little clear-cut opportunities from either side and ended goalless.Rangers striker Charlie Austin, who had been in fine form prior to the international break, struggled to make an impa More...
Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City: Sky Blues come from behind to take all three points at the Etihad
November 23, 2014 (00:35) [ Indexed from A Different League
Goals from Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure saw Manchester City come from a goal down to leave the Etihad with all three points in the bag, reports BBC Sport.Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony shocked the hosts by scoring inside of ten minutes. The Ivorian international brought down a pass from Nathan dyer, before finishing past Joe Hart in the Man City goal. However, the home side were level less than 10 minutes later. Steven Jovetic steered home Jesus Navas cross to get the Sky Blues back into the game. It stayed More...
Leicester City 0-0 Sunderland: Stalemate at the King Power Stadium
November 23, 2014 (00:25) [ Indexed from A Different League
Leicesters winless and scoreless run continued, but they come away with the positives after a scoreless draw at home to Sunderland, reports BBC Sport.Clear-cut chances were at a premium between the two sides on Saturday, with Leicesters Jeffrey Schlupp and Matty James arguably having the best opportunities to put the Foxes in front in the game. Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher will also feel he could have broken the deadlock, but found his close effort saved.The lack of goals for Leicester will certainly be a More...
Everton 2-1 West Ham: Osman scores second-half winner as Toffees go level on points with Arsenal in the table
November 23, 2014 (00:15) [ Indexed from A Different League
Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Leon Osman sealed the victory for Roberto Martinezs side, who finished the evening level with Arsenal in the table, reports BBC Sport.Lukaku opened the scoring in the 26th minute, tucking away Ross Barkleys rebounded effort to give Everton the lead. It was a tempestuous affair at Goodison Park, with the referee at times struggles to maintain control of the game. Everton held onto their lead until the break, but the second-half saw a West Ham revival. The visitors found an equaliser t More...
Chelsea 2-0 West Brom: Costa and Hazard scores as Chelsea go seven points clear in the league
November 22, 2014 (23:50) [ Indexed from A Different League
First-half goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard did the damage for Chelsea against West Bromwich Albion, with Jose Mourinhos side opening up a seven-point lead at the summit, reports BBC Sport.It was Costa who opened the scoring after 10 minutes. The Brazilian-born Spanish international volleyed home early in the first-half to get Chelsea on their way. Eden Hazard then doubled the Blues to make matters worse for Alan Irvines men.West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob was sent off for a reckless tackle inside of 30 More...
Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United: United earn first away win of the season
November 22, 2014 (22:10) [ Indexed from A Different League
An own-goal from Kieran Gibbs, and a breakaway goal from Wayne Rooney did the damage for Manchester United against Arsenal this evening, reports BBC Sport.Arsenal were on top for the majority of the first-half, with Jack Wilshere having two good opportunities to put the Londoners ahead. Danny Welbeck also put a close range header over the bar, where he could have perhaps done better with too. Chances for United were few and far between, but they did enjoy a late spell of pressure in the first-half, without ever te More...
Sterling to commit future to Liverpool
November 22, 2014 (11:10) [ Indexed from A Different League
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has said that he hopes to be playing for the club for years to come despite rumours linking him with a move elsewhere, Sky Sports has reported. A number of Europes leading clubs are said to have shown an interest in the 19-year-old Sterling, who has become an increasingly important player for the Reds over the course of the calendar year of 2014, as well as for the England national team, for whom he is now a regular starter.Sterling, who broke into the first-team in 2012, has a co More...
Welbeck could be used on the wing, warns Wenger
November 22, 2014 (10:55) [ Indexed from A Different League
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned Danny Welbeck that he is not guaranteed to play as a central striker due to the return of Olivier Giroud from injury, the Guardian is reporting.Giroud is in contention to play against Welbecks former club Manchester United on Saturday, having recovered from an ankle injury several weeks earlier than originally expected. The Frenchman is only deployed through the middle, and with Wenger preferring just the one up front, it is likely Welbeck will have to drop back alongside More...
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