Sunday, 30 October 2011

EPL LIVE Match Results and Scores, Carling Cup Quarter Final Draw and EPL News:

Chelsea 3 Arsenal 5 FT
Frank Lampard scored to break the deadlock in the 14th minute. Robin Van Persie equalised for Arsenal in the 36th minute. Defender John Terry scored just before half-time to make it 2-1. Andre Santos equalised to make it 2-2 in the 49th minute. Theo Walcott put Arsenal in front for the first time in the match in the 56th minute. Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata made it 3-3 in the 81st minute with a 20 yard striker. Robin Van Persie put Arsenal back in front after John Terry slipped and made a mistake. Van Persie completed his hat-trick in the 90th minute to make it 5-3 to Arsenal. This means Arsenal move up to 6th in the table and Chelsea stay 3rd but are slipping behind and are now 9 points behind leaders City.


Robin Van Persie scored a hat-trick as Arsenal beat rivals Chelsea by 5 goals to 3.

FACT: This is the first time that Chelsea have conceded 5 at Stamford Bridge since the PL started in 1992.
FACT: Robin Van Persie has scored his second hat-trick of this season.

Everton 0 Manchester United 1 FT
Javier Hernandez scored the only goal of the match in the 17th minute for United. They stay second and put the pressure on rivals City. Everton battled well but could not score or take any chances well. United put last week's 6-1 defeat to rivals City behind them but are not back to their best. Their defence is unstable and athlough they won today, Everton lack strikers and lacked a goal threat throughout the match. If they had faced one of the top six in the EPL, the result would have been different.


Javier Hernandez celebrating the only goal of the match against Everton.

Carling Cup Quarter Final Draw:
Arsenal vs Manchester City
Chelsea vs Liverpool
Cardiff vs Blackburn Rovers
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace

Ties to be played on week commencing November 28


EPL's LIVE 15:00pm Kick-offs:

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Swansea City vs Bolton Wanderers
Norwich City vs Blackburn Rovers
Wigan vs Fulham
Sunderland vs Aston Villa

17:30:
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool

FULL TIME:
Manchester City 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov and Adam Johnson all scored for City as they beat Wolves art Eastlands. They stay top of the table and are five points clear of rivals United. Stephen Hunt scored a consolation penalty goal for the visitors after Vincent Kompany was sent off for City after a bad challenge on Kevin Doyle.

Swansea City 3 Bolton Wanderers 1
Joe Allen broke the deadlock for Swansea in the 49th minute. Scott Sinclair doubled Swansea's lead in the 60th minute from a penalty. Danny Graham scored an own goal to give Bolton late hope but Danny Graham redeemed himself in the last minute of stoppage time.

Norwich City 3 Blackburn Rovers 3
Norwich salvaged a point at home as they came back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3. Grant Holt scored the late equaliser in the 5th minute of stoppage time with a penalty. Junior Holiett opened the scoring just before half-time with a well struck shot which flew past John Ruddy. Wles striker Steve Morison leveled for Norwich in the 53rd minute but two goals in quick succession from Yakubu and captain Christopher Samba looked to prove a victory for Steve Kean's side. However, City had a lifeline when Bradley Johnson's deflected effort went past Paul Robinson. Norwich had a penalty appeal in the last minute of stoppage time as Steven NZonzi's arm hit the ball when he was a appealing for a free-kick. The referee harshly gave a penalty and substitute Grant Holt buried the ball into the bottom corner of the net. This means that Blackburn are still bottom of the table and Norwich are up into 7th.

Wigan 0 Fulham 2
Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey both scored for Fulham as they won their first away win of the season.
Moussa Dembele adding Fulham's second of the match close to full-time.

Sunderland 2 Aston Villa 2
Stilliyan Petrov scored an early strike to put Villa ahead. Connor Wickham equalised for The Black Cats. Defender Richard Dunne scored a header from a free-kick to put Villa 2-1 up.
Stephane Sessegnon scored a late equaliser to make it 2-2 from an unmarked header.
Stephane Sessegnon heads the ball past Shay Given to equalise late on for Sunderland.


West Bromwich Albion 0 Liverpool 2
Chalie Adam scored a penalty and Andy Carroll also scored as Liverpool beat West Brom comfortably at The Hawthorns. Charlie Adam put the away side ahead in the 9th minute and a dangerous counter attack ended in Carroll making it 2-0 just before half-time. This means that Liverpool are still 5th (only a point behind Newcastle) and West Brom drop to 13th in the table.



Charlie Adam scoring from the penalty spot to make it 1-0 to Liverpool in the 9th minute.

FACT: Robin Van Persie has now scored 28 goals this year and 12 this EPL season making him the top goalscorer so far this season.
FACT: Liverpool are now unbeaten in 6 games.
FACT: Bolton have lost 13 out of their last 15 matches.
FACT: More than 3 players played against their old club today: Ashley Cole, Arsenal: Darren Pratley, Swansea and Darren Bent, Sunderland.
FACT: Blackburn have only won 2 out of their last 11 games this season (in Domestic and EPL)
FACT: Chelsea have lost two London Derbies in two weeks: Arsenal and QPR.
FACT: Chelsea have also not kept a clean sheet in 9 EPL matches.
FACT: Wolverhampton Wanderes have not won a match in 8 games.

Tomorrow:
Tottenham Hotspur vs QPR: LIVE from 16:00pm

Monday:
Stoke City vs Newcastle United: LIVE from 20:00pm

EPL News:

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits striker Wayne Rooney will always be "a traitor" in the eyes of Everton.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is out for at least a month with a broken foot.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp thinks QPR boss Neil Warnock could rival him to become the next England manager.

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko wants to leave Tottenham due to a lack of first-team action.

Roberto Mancini will become the highest paid EPL manager when City offer him £22million four-year deal as a reward for his improvements.

Arsenal are very interested in signing £20million-rated Montenegro international Stevan Jovetic in January.

Fulham striker Bobby Zamora admits he needs to up his game if he is to get back into the England squad.

Roberto Mancini insists he "loves" Adam Johnson and is determined to see him improve.

Lille midfielder Eden Hazard has revealed his desire to move abroad at the end of the season. He says he does not want to stay in Paris. This almost certainly rules out PSG who are situated in Paris. Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal are all interested. Buy him Wenger!!

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has told Arsenal not to get carried away with their win over Chelsea and insists that Tottenham are still the best team in north London. No, I disagree.

Liverpool captain and midfielder Steven Gerrard is believed to have picked up a knock in training which subsequently became infected and required medical intervention at a Liverpool hospital on Sunday.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Wednesday's Carling Cup LIVE Match Commentary:




Carling Cup Fourth Round LIVE:
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City
Stoke City vs Liverpool
Everton vs Chelsea
Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City:
18: Pass by Adlene Guedioura straight to Nenad Milijas who shoots from 18 yards out.... GOAL!!!
Wolves are leading 1-0 against City. Is this the start of a shock defeat???

Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United:
5: Pass by Martin Olsson to Ruben Rochina in the box, he shoots... GOAL! 1-0 to the home side.

Stoke City vs Liverpool:
21: Foul by Jamie Carragher on Matthew Etherington. Yellow card to the Liverpool defender. He has to be careful now to make sure that Liverpool do not go down to 10 men.
25: Foul by Daniel Agger on Robert Huth. Free-kick to Stoke taken by Thomas Sorensen in own half.
26: Andy Carroll runs into the box for Liverpool.... he takes a shot from 12 yards out... SAVE! by Sorensen.
27: Foul by Jonathan Woodgate on Luis Suarez. Free-kick to Liverpool taken by Jamie Carragher who whips the ball into the box but Sorensen punches the ball clear.
28: Corner to Stoke. Taken by Matthew Etherington who whips the ball in the box for Robert Huth... he heads the ball..... MISS! Goal-kick to Liverpool, taken by Pepe Reina.
30: Goaless at The Brittania. The tackles have been flying in here. No real chances.
31: Goal-kick taken by Pepe Reina.
32: Foul by Stoke defender Ryan Shotton on Daniel Agger. Free-kick taken by Jordan Henderson.

PENALTY

Everton vs Chelsea:
16: Josh McEachran with sprinting runs into the box, Johnny Heitinga pulled him down. Penalty going to be taken by Nicolas Anelka to make it 1-0 to The Blues.... He shoots.... HE MISSES!! He placed the penalty to far to the right. Everton 0 Chelsea 0. Heitinga will breathe a sigh of relief.

Wolves vs Manchester City:
37: Edin Dzeko with the ball for Manchester City..... he passes it to Adam Johnson who takes a strike from 20 yards out..... GOAL!!!!! 1-1! Adam Johnson equalises for City.
Dzeko will claim the assist with the good pass to Johnson; he could have shot himself.
38: Foul by Nenad Milijas on Samir Nasri. Free-kick to City, taken by Nigel De Jong who passes the ball to Adam Johnson... he plays a through ball to Samir Nasri who shoots from 20 yards out..... GOAL!!! 2-1 to City! They just equalised, then went and scored another!
40: Shot by Adam Johnson.... SAVED by De Vries but falls to Edin Dzeko who taps the ball into the goal! 3-1 to City! 3 goals in 3 minutes! Surely that goal seals it?

Stoke City vs Liverpool:
41: Defender Ryan Shawcross fouls Luis Suarez. He is booked for a bad foul. Free-kick taken by Jordan Henderson.
44: Jonathan Walters with a cross into the box for Kenwyne Jones to meet with a header.... GOAL!!! Stoke go 1-0 ahead just before half-time!
45: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez looks to equalise for The Reds just before the break with a shot from 12 yards out..... MISS!
45+1: Goal-kick to Stoke, taken by Thomas Sorensen.
45+2: The referee blows the whistle for half-time at The Brittania. Stoke are currently have a slender but crucial 1-0 lead.

Wolves vs Manchester City:
45+1: The referee blows the whistle for half-time. Mick McCarthy will be furious with his team for conceding three goals in three minutes.

Blackburn Rovers vs Newcsatle United:
36: Foul by Christopher Samba on Demba Ba. Free-kick given to Newcastle, taken by Danny Guthrie.
38: Foul by David Goodwillie on Danny Guthrie. Free-kcik given to Newcastle, taken by James Perch in own half.

Everton vs Chelsea:
38: Florent Malouda with a pass to Salomon Kalou who strikes from 20 yards out... GOAL!! Chelsea have broken the deadlock!
42: Shot by Nicolas Anelka in the penalty area.... MISS!
45: The referee blows the whistle for half-time.

Stoke City vs Liverpool:
45: LIVERPOOL SUB:
Jamie Carragher OFF
Martin Skrtel ON

Wolves vs Man. City:
45: The referee starts the second half.
50: Shot by Samir Nasri.. PARRIED! by De Vries, comes to Luca Scapuzzi who shoots... OWN GOAL! Wolves 1 City 4


54: Luis Suarez with a shot from 20 yards out... GOAL!!! Nice curling shot by Suarez who equalises for Liverpool. Game on!
56: Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan has been booked for time wasting.
60: Stoke SUB:
Ryan Shotton OFF
Jermaine Pennant ON
64: Stoke SUB:
Matthew Etherington OFF
Cameron Jerome ON

Wolves vs Manchester City:
64: Luca Scapuzzi with a pass to Edin Dzeko in the box, who shoots.... GOAL!!! 5-1 to Manchester City!
65: Stephen Ward with the ball for Wolves on the counter attack, he plays the ball to Jamie O'Hara.. he shoots in the box.... GOAL! 5-2! A slight glimmer of hope for Wolves or is it another consolation goal?

Everton vs Chelsea:
59: Goalkeeper Ross Turnbull lunges in rashly on Everton striker Louis Saha in the penalty area.... PENALTY!!!! Everton with a golden chance to equalise. The referee pulls out a card to Turnbull.... IT'S RED!!!!! Chelsea are down to ten men!
Chelsea SUB:
Romelu Lukaku OFF
Petr Cech ON

Leighton Baines to take the penalty for Everton. He shoots a powerful drive... SAVE!! by Petr Cech! Chelsea are still in the lead!
75: Foul by Royston Drenthe on Oriol Romeu. Yellow card to the loaned Everton striker.
83: Cross by Seamus Coleman from the right wing... to Louis Saha who shoots... GOAL!! 1-1! This match will surely go to extra-time.... Everton have a lifeline.
85: Chelsea SUB:
Salomon Kalou OFF
Daniel Sturridge ON

90: The referee blows the whistle for the end of the second half. Extra time will follow.
Stoke City vs Liverpool:

82: Liverpool SUB:
Maxi Rodriguez OFF
Craig Bellamy ON

85: Jordan Henderson with a cross into the box, Luis Suarez headers the ball past Sorensen... GOAL!!! Liverpool comeback from 1-0 to 2-1 in front!
88: Good game from Luis Suarez, Dirk Kuyt replaces him.
88: Good game from Kenwyne Jones, Peter Crouch replaces him in Stoke's attack to give Stoke a last chance to salvage the match.
90: The referee blows the whistle for full-time here at The Brittania.
Stoke will feel disappointed as they conceded two goals in the second half and they were ahead.

Everton vs Chelsea:
90: The referee blows the whistle to start the first half of extra time.
LATEST SCORE: Blackburn Rovers 2 Newcastle United 2
2 goals in 1 minute from Newcastle. Yohan Cabaye and then Danny Guthrie.
100: Foul by Tim Cahil on David Luiz. Free-kick to Chelsea, taken by David Luiz who shoots from 30 yards out...... SAVED!! by Jan Mucha.
105: The referee blows the whistle to start the second half of extra time.
107: Royston Drenthe with a foul on Ryan Bertrand. He has already been booked here..... SECOND YELLOW.. RED CARD! Everton are now down to ten men and lack an attacking edge. Ten vs Ten here at Goodison Park with just over 10 minutes left of extra time.
116: Shot by Florent Malouda from 25 yards out... SAVED! by Jan Mucha, the ball comes to Daniel Sturridge in the box who shoots.... GOAL!! Chelsea are 2-1 ahead with 4 minutes to go!
120: The referee blows the whistle here at Goodison Park where Chelsea progress to the last 8 of the Carling Cup. Everton played very well and gave Chelsea a hard fought battle but in the end The Blues prevailed.

Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United:
99: GOAL! Morten Gamst Pedersen scores from a 30 yard free-kick for Rovers to make 3-2!
105: Penalty: Newcastle have a chance to level again! Peter Lovenkrands with the penalty for Newcastle... GOAL! 3-3!
120: Gael Givet wth a headed effort in the box for Blackburn... GOAL!!! He scores what is surely the winning goal!
120: The referee blows the whistle for full-time.


Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Manchester City 5
Edin Dzeko scoring Manchester City's third goal of the match to kill off Wolves' hopes of a Last 8 place.
Stoke City 1 Liverpool 2

Luis Suarez scored twice as Liverpool came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 against Stoke to progress to the Last 8.


Everton 1 Chelsea 2 (AET)


Daniel Sturridge scoring Chelsea's winner against Everton in the 116th minute.

Blackburn Rovers 4 Newcastle United 3 (AET)

Gael Givet scoring a header for Blackburn to beat Newcastle in the 120th minute.

Last 8:
Arsenal, Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Chelsea, Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City.

Draw is on Saturday 29th October.



Tuesday's Carling Cup Results, Today's Action, EPL News LIVE:





Yesterday's Carling Cup Last 16 Match Results:

Arsenal 2 Bolton Wanderers 1
Arsenal made 11 changes to the side that beat Stoke 3-1 on Sunday. Bolton however made few changes to the team which were defeated 2-0 against Sunderland on Saturday. They took it very seriously and scored first in the 47th minute due to Fabrice Muamba the former Arsenal youngster. 6 minutes later captain Andrey Arshavin equalised for The Gunners. New signing Chu-Young Park did not take long to make a name for himself at Arsenal as he scored his first senior goal for the club in the 55th minute. Bolton never gave up and had lots of chances and piled on the pressure for Arsenal but in the end the better team won and Arsenal prevailed with a 2-1 comeback win.

Chu Young Park adding Arsenal's second in the 55th minute to provide the fatal blow to Bolton.

Manchester United 3 Aldershot 0
United were desperate to get back to winning ways after their 6-1 defeat against rivals City at Old Trafford on Sunday. A small crowd of seven thousand saw United beat League Two side Aldershot comfortably with their second team. Dimitar Berbatov scored first for the defending champions in the 15th minute. Michael Owen scored in the 41st minute to make it 2-0 before half-time. Antonio Valencia made it 3-0 three minutes after the break with a 25 yard strike. United progress to the last 8.


Michael Owen scoring to make it 2-0 to United in the 41st minute.
Crystal Palace 2 Southampton 0
Darren Ambrose scored to put Palace in front in the 73rd minute. Jermaine Easter made it 2-0 in the 82nd minute from a penalty.

Cardiff 1 Burnley 0
Joe Mason scored the only goal of the game in the 40th minute to put Championship side Cardiff in the last 8.

CARLING CUP FACTS:
Michael Owen scored his 158th competitive club goal against Aldershot yesterday.
This is the first time that 2 Championship sides have made it to the Carling Cup Quarter Finals since 2008.
Arsenal have consecutively got to the Carling Cup Quarter Finals nine times - which is a record.


TONIGHT's Carling Cup Action:

(All EPL teams)

Stoke City vs Liverpool: LIVE from 19:45pm
Liverpool have Lucas Leiva available again as he is back from his one match suspension. Kenny Daglish is expected to make a number of chancges to his squad but Craig Bellamy may start for The Reds. Defender Daniel Agger came back into the team that drew wtih Norwich following his rib injury and may also start tonight. Defender Jonathan Woodgate may return for Stoke following his month out with a calf injury. Winger Jermaine Pennant will be assessed before he can play against his former club as he has been out for two matches with a hamstring problem. Danny Higginbotham may play some part of the match as part of his return as he has not played since April. Liverpool will want to win and get revenge from their 1-0 loss against Stoke earlier in the season, but they know that it will not be easy. Stoke want to bounce back from the 3-1 loss against Arsenal on Sunday but it will be a very interesting match at The Brittania.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City: LIVE from 19:45pm
Manchester City midfielder Owen Hargeaves is injured with a slight calf problem. Wolves will recall many players including Nenad Milijas, Jody Craddock, Stephen Hunt and George Elokobi to start for them. City will be very shocked if they lose against a weak Wolves team although Roberto Mancini will make changes to the side that beat United 6-1 on Sunday. Wolves will try and bring their game to City and could surprise everyone by winning but it is unlikely.

Everton vs Chelsea: LIVE from 20:00pm
This match comes from Goodison Park as Everton host Chelsea. Chelsea will look to their youngsters and fringe players to start for them. Didier Drogba, Jose Bosingwa and Ashley Cole are all suspended while Raul Meireles is cup-tied and everyone who started their 1-0 loss against QPR on Sunday will be rested or on the bench. Tim Cahill and Louis Saha may both start for Everton and posses a real threat to Chelsea. Victor Anichebe and James McFadden are both still out with a groin problem and fitness issues following an injury respectively. Chelsea will want to progress through to the last 8 and forget about the 1-0 London Derby loss to QPR on Sunday but it may be tough for them and the match may go to extra time and even penalties like the last round.

Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United: Live from 20:00pm
This match comes from Ewood Park as Blackburn Rovers entertain EPL highflyers Newcastle. Cheik Tiote and Shola Ameobi are both out due to a knee problem and hamstring injury respectively. Defender Steven Talyor is doubtful due to a broken nose that he suffered in the win against Wigan on Saturday. Blackburn manager Steve Kean will look to play a reasonably strong side and will want a win to boost morale. He is in trouble as he has only won one game out of nine in the EPL and Blackburn find themselves bottom of the table. Blackburn may win after extra-time as Newcastle's injuries may get to them. This maybe a cagey affair with one goal in it or be decided in extra-time/penalties.

EPL NEWS:

Steve Bruce insists that former Sunderland striker Darren Bent could have become one of Sunderland's all-time greats.
Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell feels he is "becoming more of a man" this season.
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is reportedly set to appeal after being charged with misconduct by City. He has been fined four week's wages, up to £800,000 and been told 'he may never play for City again' by Roberto Mancini.

Liverpool youngster Jay Spearing knows he has a fight on his hands to get back into the Liverpool midfield due to Liverpool's summer signings.

Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland wants to sign a new contract with the club.

Striker Dirk Kuyt has admitted he is desperate to end his long wait for a trophy at Liverpool and has his eyes on the Carling Cup. That's a realistic target....
FACT: If Liverpool do NOT win anything this season, Dirk Kuyt will be the longest-serving Liverpool player who has NOT won anything at the club in 40 years.

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen's calf injury sustained against Bolton will be assessed today.
He has just come back from an Achiles injury for two months.
I hope this isn't serious. Mertesacker + Vermaelen = V.Good Defence
Blackburn manager Steve Kean insists he does care about the club's fans.

Arsene Wenger has declared Marouane Chamakh will not be leaving Arsenal in January, despite the striker's lack of match action of late.
He needs to start performing WELL then, before he gets my vote of confidence.... -.-

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure is reportedly interested in a move to PSG.
He feels he is not getting enough match time.
QPR's Adel Taarabt has claimed that Paris Saint Germain will try to sign him in January.

Arsenal striker Gervinho admits it is vital that captain Robin van Persie stays at the club.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has signed a new five-year contract which will keep him at Old Trafford until the end of the 2015/16 season, United have announced.

Liverpool midfielder and captain Steven Gerrard believes Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has proved himself a worthy candidate to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager next year.
He has my vote.

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has ordered Chelsea scouts to watch Portuguese midfielder Vitor Gomes.

Newcastle are ready to renew their interest in Birmingham's Liam Ridgewell.
Good buy in my opinion.... He doesn't want to play in the Championship and Newcastle need to boost their defnce to get a top 10 finish this season.


Arsenal are keeping their eyes on Sevilla goalkeeper Javi Varas and Lille midfielder Eden Hazard.
Just buy Eden Hazard for £25million and get out of there before Manchester City snap him up just like Chelsea did with Juan Mata..... He is the ideal Nasri replacement.

Manchester United are back on the trail of Spain Under-21 and Atletico Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez.
Wonderkid. One for the present.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sunday's EPL Live Match Commentary:


LIVE EPL 13:30pm kick-offs:

Arsenal vs Stoke City
Manchester United vs Manchester City
Fulham vs Everton

Team News:
Arsenal vs Stoke City

Arsenal: Szczesny, Song, Koscielny, Santos, Mertesacker, Djourou, Walcott, Arteta, Ramsey, Gervinho and Chamakh. Subs: Fabianski, Van Persie, Park, Benayoun, Rosicky and Frimpong.

Stoke: Begovic, Wilson, Shawcross, Upson, Whitehead, Delap, Whelan, Etherington, Walters and Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Jones, Jerome, Palacios, Shotton and Huth.

Manchester United vs Manchester City

United: Gea, Smalling, Evra, Ferdinand, Fletcher, Nani, Evans, Anderson, Young, Rooney and Welbeck. Subs: Lindegaard, Hernandez, Fabio, Berbatov, Park and Jones.

City: Hart, Richards, Lescott, Clichy, Yaya Toure, Kompany, Silva, Milner, Barry, Balotelli and Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Toure, Nasri and Dzeko.

Fulham vs Everton

Fulham: Schwarzer, Hangeland, Baird, Riise, Grygera, Dembele, Sidwell, Murphy, Dempsey, Johnson and Zamora. Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Ruiz, Duff, Frei and Hughes.

Everton: Howard, Distin, Hibbert, Jagielka, Baines, Osman, Neville, Drenthe, Fellani and Vellios. Subs: Mucha, Saha, Coleman, Cahill, Heitinga and Stracqualursi.


Fulham vs Everton:
0: The referee has blown the whistle indicating the start of the match at Craven Cottage.
3: Jack Rodwell with the ball for Everton, he passes the ball to Royston Drenthe... who takes an ambitous shot from 30 yards out..... GOAL!!! Drenthe breaks the deadlock in the 3rd minute. 1-0 to Everton.
24: Shot by Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy.... HITS THE POST!
25: Shot by Clint Dempsey from 25 yards out.... FANTASTIC SAVE!!! by Tim Howard to prevent Dempsey from levelling the match.

Manchester United vs Manchester City:
21: James Milner with a cross into the box.... that finds Mario Balotelli who hits it... GOAL!! City are in front with Balotelli the scorer!
24: Mario Balotelli has been booked for unsporting behaviour. The Good and Bad Mario....
31: Shot by Yaya Toure from 40 yards out.... MISS!

Arsenal vs Stoke City:
27: Aaron Ramsey with a good pass into the box for Gervinho who shoots..... GOAL!!
31: Dean Whitehead with a bad foul on Mikel Arteta. Yellow card given to the Stoke City midfielder.
34: Peter Crouch with the ball at his feet from a cross by Jonathan Walters..... he hits the ball with his right-foot... GOAL!!! 1-1. FACT: This means that Crouch has scored over 7 goals against Arsenal in his career.


Fulham vs Everton:
45: The referee blows the whistle for half-time. Everton are leading at the break due to a goal in the 3rd minute by Royston Drenthe.

Manchester United vs Manchester City:
45: The fouls have been flying in here at Old Trafford and at the break City are leading 1-0 from Mario Balotelli's strike.

Arsenal vs Stoke City:
45+1: Arsenal corner taken by Mikel Arteta into the box for Gervinho who heades the ball..... OVER!!!
45+2: Half-time here at The Emirates with the score 1-1. Gervinho broke the deadlock in the 27th minute but Peter Crouch eqaulised for The Potters 7 minutes later.


Manchester United vs Manchester City:
45: The referee blows the whistle to start this second half at Old Trafford.
47: Foul by Jonathan Evans against Mario Balotelli on the edge of the penalty area.... RED CARD!! United are down to ten men.
58: Mario Balotelli scores!!!!! 2-0. Great set up play by Milner and Silva.
FACT: If Manchester City win, it will be the first win against United since February 2008.
62: Anderson with a dangerous foul on Sergio Aguero. Yellow card given to the Manchester United midfielder.
66: UNITED SUB:
Luis Nani OFF
Anderson OFF
Phil Jones ON
Javier Hernandez ON

Fulham vs Everton:
67: Clint Dempsey with the ball, he passes the ball to Bryan Ruiz who chips the ball from the edge of the box..... GOAL!!! Ruiz equalises for Fulham. 1-1.

69: Cross by defender Micah Richards.... to Aguero who shoots.... GOAL!!! 3-0. City are cruising now against United's ten men.
70: Manchester City SUB:
Mario Balotlli OFF


Arsenal vs Stoke City:
ARSENAL SUB:
Marouane Chamakh OFF
Robin Van Persie ON

71: ARSENAL SUB:
Theo Walcott OFF
Andrey Arshavin ON

73: Gervinho with the ball... who passes the ball to Robin Van Persie. He shoots... GOAL!! RVP scores his third goal in two EPL matches!!!
79: Robin Van Persie with the ball at his feet... he shoots... GOAL! 3-1. He scores twice in 6 minutes!!!

Manchester United vs Manchester City:
75: Manchester City SUB:
Sergio Aguero OFF
Samir Nasri ON
81: Javier Hernandez with the ball for United, passes the ball to Darren Fletcher who shoots from 20 yards out....GOAL!!! A consolation for United. 3-1.
89: Manchester City SUB:
James Milner OFF
Alexsandar Kolarov ON

Arsenal vs Stoke City:
90: The referee blows the whistle for full-time. Arsenal 3 Stoke City 1


RVP with his second goal of the day against Stoke.

Fulham vs Everton:
90: GOAL! Louis Saha with the goal for Everton in the last minute!!!! 2-1 to the away side.
90+1: GOAL! Jack Rodwell with a goal to seal all three points for Everton.
90+2: The referee blows the whislte for full-time at Craven Cottage. Fulham lose their second game on the trot against Everton who left it late before scoring twice in stoppage time.

Manchester United vs Manchester City:
90: Pass by Joleon Lescott to Edin Dzeko... he shoots... GOAL!! 4-1!
90+1: Edin Dzeko with the ball agin, he passes the ball through to David Silva who shoots.... GOAL! 5-1! The ball goes past David De Gea and goes in the net!
90+2: David Silva with an excellent through ball to Dzeko from City's own half.... he runs and shoots on the edge of the area..... GOAL!! 6-1! City are dismantling United!
90+3: The referee blows the whistle for full-time at Old Trafford. What a result for Manchester City beating their rivals United by 6 goals to 1. They are now 5 points clear at the top of the table. An excellent performance by all City players including Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko who scored twice each and David Silva who scored once.


Balotelli celebrating his first goal against United in style.

Silky Silva adds the final blow for United making it 6-1 in the last minute of stoppage time.


SUPER FACTS:

  • United suffered their heaviest defeat in the EPL era and conceded more than four goals at home for the first time in the EPL era.

  • Sir Alex Ferguson called the match 'his worst match in his managerial career'. He has been manager of United for over 25 years.

  • City have broken the string of 25 unbeaten EPL matches for United

  • This is the first time City have beaten United since the 10th of February 2008.

  • This also is the first time City have scored six at Old Trafford since 1926.



  • FULL TIME:
    Manchester United 1 Manchester City 6
    Arsenal 3 Stoke City 1
    Fulham 1 Everton 3

    FACT: There has been 15 goals in the three EPL matches played today which is more than all five matches played yesterday (12).

    Blackburn Rovers vs Tottenham Hotspur:
    15: Rafael Van Der Vaart scores and breaks the deadlock for the away side at Ewood Park.
    28: Mauro Formica scores to level and give Blackburn a chance of winning this match.
    45+2: It's half-time at Ewood Park with the scores 1-1. Tottenham will try and steal all three points and continue their consistent run of form in the second half.
    57: 2-1! VDV scores again for Spurs. Excellent set-up play by Tottenham and he tucked the ball away nicely. Paul Robinson simply could not get there!
    90: It's full-time here at Ewood Park with Tottenham continuing their excellent form of 5 wins out of 6. They are currently 5th with 16 points and a game in hand. Blackburn continue their very poor form this season and stay in the bottom three with only one win so far this season.
    Chelsea vs QPR: LIVE from 16:00pm

    RESULT:
    QPR 1 Chelsea 0
    Heidar Helguson scored the only goal of the game in the 10th minute due to a penalty. Chelsea were reduced to nine men before half-time as Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba both got sent off in less than 10 minutes of each other. It was an entertaining London Derby with lots of chances for both teams but in the end QPR prevailed. Chelsea are still third but pressure is on them due to Newcastle's win on Saturday. QPR move up to 10th position.

    Saturday, 22 October 2011

    EPL Results, LIVE Match Commentary and Sunday's EPL Previews:




    EPL Results:

    Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Swansea City 2
    Swansea City were 2-0 ahead at half-time due to goals from Danny Graham and Joe Allen but in the last ten minutes, Wolves dramatically turned the tide and scored two goals in 2 minutes to make it 2-2. Kevin Doyle scored in the 84th minute to make it 2-1. Jamie O'Hara scored a late equaliser for Wolves in the 86th minute to salvage a point.

    Aston Villa 1 West Bromwich Albion 2
    Darren Bent put the hosts infront after 23 minutes from a penalty. Chris Herd got a straight red card in the 35th minute to reduce Villa to ten men. Chris Brunt missed a penalty to make it level a minute later. Jonas Olsson made it level in the 45th minute. West Brom midfielder Paul Scharner put the away side ahead in the 57th minute. Villa could not get back in the game and eventually lost 2-1 at Villa Park.

    Bolton Wanderers 0 Sunderland 2
    This match was a stalemate..... until the 83rd minute when Stephane Sessegnon broke the deadlock for the away side. Nicklas Bendtner made it 2-0 and scored his first goal for loanee club Sunderland in the 90th minute to ensure all three points for The Black Cats.

    Newcastle United 1 Wigan Athletic 0
    Yohan Cabaye scored his first EPL goal since moving to Newcastle in August in the 82nd minute against Wigan. Newcastle continue their formidable form and earn another three points and stay in 4th place. Wigan on the other hand, continue their poor form only winning 1 out of their last 9 matches.



    Liverpool vs Norwich City: LIVE from 17:30pm

    Teams:


    Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique, Kuyt, Downing, Adam, Gerrard, Suarez and Bellamy. Subs: Doni, Henderson, Carroll, Agger, Maxi, Flanagan and Spearing.


    Norwich City: Ruddy, Naughton, Barnett, Martin, Tierney, Bennett, Fox, Johnson, Morison, Hoolahan and Pilkington. Subs: Rudd, Crofts, Holt, Jackson, Surman, De Laet and Wilbraham.

    Referee: Peter Walton


    0: The match is about to start here at Anfield. Liverpool will be expecting to win here with a strong team but Norwich will be hoping to give them a challenge and would be happy with a draw against top six opposition.

    0: The referee blows his whistle starting this match off.
    1: Throw-in by Steve Morison.
    1: Throw-in by Kyle Naughton.
    2: Cross by Steven Gerrard, blocked by Marc Tierney. Throw-in taken by Glen Johnson.
    2: Liverpool corner crossed into the box by Charlie Adam... header by Martin Skrtel.... HITS THE BAR!!!
    4: Norwich City foul: Anthony Pilkington fouls Charlie Adam. Free-kick taken by Steven Gerrard.
    5: Shot by Luis Suarez..... MISS! Goal-kick taken by Ruddy.
    8: Stewart Downing crossed the ball into the box..... cleared away by Kyle Naughton.
    11: Cross by Craig Bellamy, into Luis Suarez on the volley..... SAVE! Shot by Stewart Downing.... MISS!
    14: Luis Suarez with a shot.... OVER THE BAR! Goal-kick taken by Ruddy.
    15: Luis Suarez is causing the Norwich defence havoc and it feels like it is only a matter of time before he scores....
    16: Shot by Norwich striker Hoolahan...... saved by Pepe Reina.
    17: Shot by Suarez...... WIDE! That's his fourth shot in 17 minutes....
    18: Cross by Tierney.... into the box for Steve Morison who headers the ball...... WIDE!
    22: Foul by Bradley Johnson on Charlie Adam.
    24: Shot by Elliot Johnson.... SAVED! by Pepe Reina.
    34: Foul by Marc Tierney on Stewart Downing. Yellow card brandished to Tierney.
    42: Shot by Craig Bellamy.... WIDE!
    45: Craig Bellamy with the ball in the bottom corner.... GOAL!!!! 1-0 to Liverpool just before half-time!
    45+3: The referee blows the whistle for half-time here at Anfield.

    45: The referee blows the whistle indicating the start of the second half.
    46: Foul by Steve Morison on Martin Skrtel. Free-kick taken by Pepe Reina.
    47: Shot by Antony Pilkington... SAVE by Pepe Reina.
    52: Craig Bellamy takes a shot.... WIDE!
    55: Shot by Steven Gerrard... SAVE! by John Ruddy.
    57: Norwich City SUB:
    Elliot Bennett OFF
    Grant Holt ON

    60: Cross by Anthony Pilkington into the box for Grant Holt.... He headers the ball past Pepe Reina... GOAL!!! Grant Holt scores for Norwich three minutes after coming on as a substution.
    Liverpool 1 Norwich City 1

    67: Cross by Anthony Pilkington into the box for Grant Holt again...... He headers the ball... SAVE! by Pepe Reina.
    69: Liverpool SUB:
    Craig Bellamy OFF
    Jordan Henderson ON

    70: Shot by Luis Suarez from 20 yards... saved by John Ruddy.
    78: Foul by Bradley Johnson on Charlie Adam. Free-kick taken by Charlie Adam.
    78: Shot by Luis Suarez in the area..... TIPPED OVER THE BAR! by John Ruddy.
    80: Liverpool SUB:
    Stewart Downing OFF
    Andy Carroll ON
    80: Liverpool are desperate for that winning goal... you can see that by how many shots they have taken...
    SHOT COUNT: Liverpool 23, Norwich 10.

    85: Foul by Grant Holt on Jamie Carragher. Free-kick taken by Pepe Reina in own half.
    88: Shot by David Fox.... blocked by Martin Skrtel.
    89: Foul by Jordan Henderson on Bradley Johnson. Free-kick taken by Mark Tierney.
    90: Shot by Glen Johnson.... OVER THE BAR!
    90: Liverpool SUB:
    Dirk Kuyt OFF
    Daniel Agger ON

    Norwich City SUB:
    Anthony Pilkington OFF
    Andrew Crofts ON

    90+1: Throw-in taken by Liverpool's Luis Suarez to Steven Gerrard who crosses the ball into the box... Andy Carroll with a header in the area.... MISS! Goal-kick taken by John Ruddy.

    90+2: Foul by Norwich's Russell Martin on Andy Carroll. Free-kick taken by Charlie Adam, cross by Steven Gerrard to Luis Suarez in the area... TIPPED OVER THE BAR!!! So close by Liverpool. Last gasp for Liverpool.....
    Corner taken by Charlie Adam.... cleared away by Steve Morison. That will be the last attack of the match...

    90+3: The referee blows the whistle for full-time at Anfield. Liverpool were ahead just before half-time from Craig Bellamy's strike low in the corner of the goal. Grant Holt scored an equaliser for Norwich in the 60th minute three minutes after coming on as a sub with a powerful header. Luis Suarez had over 6 goalscoring chances and worked hard for Liverpool but could not score against a consistent John Ruddy.
    Liverpool will be disappointed for not winning as they had 25 shots and only scored once but Norwich would be satisfied with a point and worked hard at Anfield. It was a hard fought battle and maybe the final result could have gone in Liverpool's favour but John Ruddy was excellent in goal for Norwich and almost unstoppable.




    Saturday's EPL Results:
    Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Swansea City 2
    Aston Villa 1 West Bromwich Albion 2
    Bolton Wanderers 0 Sunderland 2
    Newcastle United 1 Wigan Athletic 0
    Liverpool 1 Norwich City 1




    Tomorrow's EPL Previews:
    Manchester United vs Manchester City: LIVE from 13:30pm










    This mouth watering derby comes from Old Trafford as Manchester United face rivals Manchester City.
    United won the EPL last season and City won the F.A. Cup last season.
    United have won the last three meetings but City have strengthened their squad massively with signings Nasri, Aguero and Hargeaves who when partnered up with Silva, Dzeko and Balotelli are lethal. City also bolstered their defence buying Arsenal defender Gael Clichy to partner Micah Richards, Joleon Lescott and Vincent Kompany. Both teams have playing well this season scoring over 50 goals in a combined 16 games.
    City are currently 1st and ahead of United by 2 points, who are 2nd. United on the other hand got to the Champions League final last season before losing 3-1 to Barcelona. Both teams are unbeaten this season so far and with the likes of Rooney, Silva, Young, Nani, Nasri, Aguero, Hernandez and Dzeko this is sure to be one of the biggest games this season.

    Rio Ferdinand has been recalled to the Manchester United squad. He is fit and could partner captain Vidic for the first time since the first game of the season. Rafael has a shoulder injury and is still sidelined along with Tom Cleverley who is expected to return to training on Monday following a foot injury in the 5-0 win against Bolton last month. Manchester City have no new injury concerns wtih Mario Balotelli back from suspension and Owen Hargeaves to be assessed. Carlos Tevez is highly unlikely not to play any part of the match against his former club after his disciplinary hearings.

    Arsenal vs Stoke City: LIVE from 13:30pm 
    This very interesting match comes from The Emirates as two very good teams go head to head.
    Arsenal have only won 3 out of their last 8 matches this season but are slowly improving. They face a tough test against Stoke who hope to qualify for the Europa League again this season. Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson misses out due to a knee problem he picked up against Marseille. Kieran Gibbs is also out with a stomach muscle problem. Defender Thomas Vermaelen is out of action but back in training. Abou Diaby is out for at least 2 weeks and Jack Wilshere will not feature until December at the earliest. Stoke manager Tony Pulis will assess the fitness of former Arsenal midfielder Jermaine Pennant as he did not feature in Stoke's 3-0 win against Tel Aviv on Thursday. Danny Higginbotham may feature after being sidelined since April with a knee injury. Arsenal will be expecting at least a draw wit tohether. Stoke will look to cross the ball to Crouch in the box to cause havoc and could grab all three points tomorrow.

    Blackburn Rovers vs Tottenham Hotspur: LIVE from 15:00pm
    Scott Parker, Gareth Bale and Rafael Van De Vaart are all to be recalled as they were rested during Tottenham's midweek game against Rubin Kasan. Tottenham have major problems in defence with Michael Dawson, Vedran Corluka, Ledley King and William Gallas all injured and unavailable. Aaron Lennon and Sandro will be given late fitness tests. Tom Huddlestone is still sidelined with an ankle injury. Blackburn Rovers defender Michel Salgado will miss the game due to a hamstring injury. David Dunn, Vince Greta and Ryan Nelson are all sidelined for Blackburn. Tottenham will be expecting a win on their current form and with a strong squad it will be easier against an under performing Blackburn who are in the bottom half of the table.

    Fulham vs Everton: LIVE from 13:30pm

    This match comes from Craven Cottage as Fulham take on Everton. The Toffees have not been scoring many goals this season with the lack of strikers and they could struggle this season if they do not purchase anyone in the January transfer window. Fulham on the other hand have made good progress in Europe this season and their key players who were rested in midweek are all fit to play against Everton. James McFadden is unlikely to feature in the match as he works his way back to full fitness. Victor Anichebe is also out with a groin problem but other than that manager David Moyes has a full squad to choose from. Leighton Baines and Tim Cahill will be the key players for Everton as they look to get back to winning ways.

    Bobby Zamora, Clint Dempsey and Danny Murphy are all returning from being rested in midweek and will be joined by Phillipe Senderos and Zdenek Grygera who recovered from knocks. Striker Byran Ruiz faces a late fitness test but Simon Davies and Orlando Sa are both sidelined.

    Fulham will be disappointed for anything other than a win against Everton especially with all their key players returning but both teams need a win to get out for the bottom five.

    QPR vs Chelsea: LIVE from 16:00pm
    This match comes from Loftus Road as two london clubs collide. QPR will be the under dogs as they face an in form Chelsea who are third in the table. Ramires misses out as he has a knee injury. John Terry, Didier Drogba and Juan Mata are set to return after they were rested in midweek during the 5-0 thrashing against Genk. Fernando Torres serves the last installment of his three match ban. QPR defender Danny Gabbidon has not recovered from a knee injury and will miss the game. Striker Adel Taarabt has suffered from a mild virus but is likely to be fit for the match. Keiron Dyer and DJ Campbell are both sidelined.
    Chelsea will be very disappointed for anything other than a win but QPR may challenge them with the likes of Taarabt, SWP and Barton and try and get at least a draw.

    FACT: 5 London Clubs are set to play in the EPL on Sunday.

    Friday, 21 October 2011

    EPL News and Previews of The Weekend's Games:




    EPL News:

    Tottenham Hotspur defender Sebastien Bassong would be open to the possibility of a move to QPR in the January transfer window as he is not getting enough playing time.

    Liverpool striker Luis Suarez believes Liverpool can beat anyone and are capable of winning silverware this season.

    Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou wants to be assured he will be given more game time before agreeing to a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

    Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney will be given the chance to play at the London 2012 Olympics if he misses out on Euro 2012 and will be alongside the likes of Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere who are all eligble.

    Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic that he has always believed in fellow Chelsea team-mate Fernando Torres.

    Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says City will be targeting a win against Manchester United this Sunday.


    Saturday's EPL Previews:

    Aston Villa vs West Bromwich Albion: LIVE at 15:00pm

    This meeting comes from Villa Park as Aston Villa host West Brom. These two teams both have won once in the past two meetings. Villa have Jermaine Jenas and Nathan Delfouneso both injured. Barry Bannan and James Collins are both available to play for Villa (after international duty break and foot and groin problems respectively). West Brom midfielder Zoltan Gera and Steven Reid are back in contention for a place in the starting line-up. Peter Odemwingie may start as a sub as Roy Hodgson feels he is not 100% fit. West Bromwich Albion are currently 12th in the table and may steal all 3 points tomorrow. They have 8 points from their last 5 games.

    Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland: LIVE at 15:00pm

    This match comes from The Reebok Stadium as two of the bottom four go head to head to progess in the table. Sunderland have Phil Bardsley back from suspension and Nicklas Bendtner who was ineligble to lay against parent club Arsenal. Titus Bramble is still suspended pending police investigations, Craig Gordon and Fraizer Campbell are both working their way up to full fitness. Bolton with be expecting to win on home turf, with the likes of Ivan Klasnic and Kevin Davies. Their defence may be strong with Gary Cahill in the heart of defence. Sunderland however won both fixtures last season and their attack of Sebastien Larsson, Nicklas Bendtner and Connor Wickham. Their defence will be strong with two ex Manchester United central defenders with John O'Shea and Wes Brown.

    Liverpool vs Norwich City: LIVE at 17:30pm

    Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva serves a one match suspension so Jordan Henderson may start for Liverpool. The Reds will be boosted as Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger are both fully fit overcoming injuries (hamstring and rib respectively). Steve Morison is available for Norwich after suffering cramp in last week's 3-1 win over Swansea. Elliot Ward and Daniel Ayala are both out for Norwich with knee injuries, Zak Whitebread's hamstring problem keeps him out and James Vaughan is not expected to challenge for a first team place until the start of 2012 at the earliest.
    Luis Suarez has scored 5 goals in 8 matches for Liverpool this season and will be expecting to add to his tally tomorrow infront of the Kop. Liverpool will be disappointed with anything other than a win as they hopes of securing a Champions League place next season continue. Norwich will be hoping to make Liverpool struggle but would be happy for a draw at Anfield.

    Newcastle United vs Wigan Athetic: LIVE from 15:00pm

    At two differents ends of the EPL spectrum at St. James Park. Newcastle have been in great form so far this season and find themselves in 4th position. Wigan on the other hand have only won one out of their last 8 matches in the EPL and find themselves in 19th place. Demba Ba has been on fire for Newcastle scoring 5 goals this season and only find defender Mike Williamson on the sidelines. Alan Pardew has a virtually full squad to choose from. Striker Hugo Rodallega may return to first team action for Wigan as he came back from a knee injury. Newcastle will feel that they should win against a weakened Wigan side who are struggling and may be in the relegation battle come the end of the season.

    Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Swansea City: LIVE from 12:45pm

    This early Saturday kick-off will be the first EPL match of the week with two teams in the bottom half of the table. Wolves surprising have poor form going into this match losing 5 games in a row and Swansea have won 2 out of their last 5 games. Wolves will be without striker Stephen Fletcher who is still currently recovering from the calf injury that ruled him out of Wolves' last game. Ronald Zubar is not up to match fitness yet while Kevin Foley has an ankle problem.
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    Thursday, 20 October 2011

    UEFA Europa League Group Stage Matches LIVE:

    Group H:

    Club Brugge 1 Birmingham City 1 HT
    Danny Murphy equalised for City after they conceded a goal in the 3rd minute.
    NK Maribor 1 Braga 1 HT

    Group I:

    Rennes 1 Celtic 0 HT
    Udinese 0 Atletico Madrid 0 HT

    Group J:

    AEK Larnaca 0 Schalke 3 HT
    Holtby scored to break the deadlock in the 23rd minute. Hunterlaar scored Schalke's second in the 35th minute. Howedes scored in the 40th minute to make it 3-0 to Schalke. Larnaca have 45 minutes to get back into the game and need to attack from the get go if they are to get anything from this game....

    Group K:

    OB Odense 0 FC Twente 2 HT
    Brama and Bajrami both scored for Twente as they are 2-0 up.
    Wisla Krakow 0 Fulham 0 HT
    Moussa Dembele got sent off as Fulham are down to ten men at half-time. Goaless.

    Wisla Krakow vs Fulham:
    45: Play has been delayed due to lack of light......
    45: The referee blows the whistle indicating the start of the second half.
    59: GOAL! Wisla Krakow are ahead against ten men Fulham! Biton with a 30 yard strike.

    GOAL
    OB Odense vs FC Twente:
    Chadli makes it 3-0 in the 65th minute for Twente.

    GOAL
    Rennes vs Celtic:
    Celtic have equalised!!! Joe Ledley with a goal for Celtic in the 70th minute. 1-1 now.


    GOAL
    OB Odense vs FC Twente:
    Fall scores in the 71st minute for Odense to make it 3-1!!! Is it too late for Odense to snatch a point?

    GOAL
    OB Odense vs FC Twente:
    No.
    De Jong scores in the 82nd minute to make it 4-1. Twente surely have all three points now.

    GOAL
    AEK Larnaca vs FC Schalke:
    Draxler scored in the 87th minute to make it 4-0.

    GOAL
    Udinese vs Altetico Madrid:
    The goal goes to......... Udinese! Benatia with the goal in the 88th minute.

    GOAL
    Udinese vs Atletico Madrid:
    Floro Flores makes it 2-0 to Udinese! Two goals in three minutes.

    AEK Larnaca vs FC Schalke:
    Hunterlaar makes it 5 for Schalke. They are thrashing Larnaca.

    FULL TIME:
    Aek Larnaca 0 FC Schalke 04 5
    Wisla Krakow 1 Fulham 0
    Udinese 2 Atletico Madrid 0
    Club Brugge 1 Birmingham City 2
    Rennes 1 Celtic 1
    OB Odense 1 FC Twente 4
    NK Maribor 1 Braga 1

    Stoke City vs Maccabi Tel Aviv:
    0: The referee has blown his whistle for the start of this match at The Brittania.

    Dynamo Kiev vs Beskitas: LIVE
    Tottenham Hotspur vs Rubin Kasan: LIVE

    12: Corner taken by Stoke. Inswinging to Jones, who headers the ball past the goalkeeper.... GOAL!!! Stoke have broken the deadlock.
    15: Stoke passing well and finding gaps in Tel Aviv's defence.
    24: Free-kick taken by Matthew Etherington, into the box, Cameron Jerome headers the ball past the keeper.... GOAL!! Stoke 2-0 up.
    32: Goal-kick to Tel Aviv.
    32: Header towards Jerome....... he runs past the last defender and gets past the goalkeeper..... passes the ball to Shotton who strikes the ball underneath the goalkeeper... GOAL!!! 3-0!
    33: Stoke Foul. Jerome pushes a Tel Aviv defender. He is booked for dissent. He has to be careful now.....
    34: LATEST SCORE: Tottenham Hotspur 1 Rubin Kasan 0. Roman Pavluyencko with the goal for Spurs.
    43: Stoke foul. Jerome has been penalised...... He has already been booked.... Yelow card... RED CARD!!!!
    Jerome is sent off and Stoke are now down to ten men.....
    45: The fourth official indicates two minutes of stoppage time.
    45+2: The referee blows the whistle for half-time here at The Brittania. Stoke have scored three times in less than 30 minutes. Shotton, Jones and Jerome scored for Stoke. They have passed well and looked very dangerous. Tel Aviv have been poor in defence and Stoke could be 5 or 6 goals up.

    HALF TIME:
    Stoke City 3 Maccabi Tel Aviv 0
    Tottenham Hotspur 1 Rubin Kasan 0
    Beskitas 0 Dynamo Kiev 0


    Stoke vs Maccabi Tel Aviv:
    45: The referee blows the whislte indicating the start of the second half of this match at The Brittania.
    54: Tel Aviv midfielder Ziv has just kicked the assistant referee in frustration of not making the call he wanted...... RED CARD!!! He has been sent off and he apologises to the linesman but the damage has already been done.
    58: Tel Aviv on the attack, into the box but picked up by Sorensen.
    90: Four minutes of stoppages to be added on.
    90+4: The referee blows the whistle for full-time. Stoke 3 Tel Aviv 0

    FULL TIME:
    UEFA Europa League Group Stage Matches:

    Aek Larnaca 0 FC Schalke 04 5
    Wisla Krakow 1 Fulham 0
    Udinese 2 Atletico Madrid 0
    Club Brugge 1 Birmingham City 2
    Rennes 1 Celtic 1
    OB Odense 1 FC Twente 4
    NK Maribor 1 Braga 1
    Tottenham Hotspur 1 Rubin Kasan 0
    PAOK Salonki 2 Shamrock Rovers 1
    Stoke City 3 Maccabi Tel Aviv 0
    Hapoel Tel Aviv 0 PSV Eindhoven 1
    Dynamo Kiev 1 Beskitas 0
    Atletico Bilbao 2 Red Bull Salzburg 2
    Slovan Bratislava 0 PSG 0
    Lokomotiv Moscow 3 AEK Athens 1
    Strum Graz 0 Anderlecht 2
    Zurich 1 Lazio 1