Archives for November 2020

Tottenham Draws Club from 8th Tier in FA Cup 3rd Round

In trying to locate the headliner match-up in the FA Cup third round draw, one has to probably go with Arsenal hosting Newcastle United. The current holders going against a fellow mid-table side is intriguing. There is only one other all-Premier League matchup in the draw, Wolves vs Crystal Palace.

However, the biggest story of the draw is no doubt Marine FC, the lowest ranked club left in the competition, hosting the Premier League’s top of the table side, Tottenham Hotspur.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Ajax (Champions League)

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Liverpool look to secure advancement in the Champions League against Ajax on Tuesday night.
The Reds will advance to the knockout stages of the competition with a win or draw. With three days between games this week, Liverpool should field the strongest side they have for this one. Given what we know of the team news, let’s take a look at who Jurgen Klopp might select.

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Liverpool FC Team News vs Ajax (UCL): Milner, Thiago

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After a frustrating 1-1 draw at Brighton on Saturday, Liverpool must regroup now and prepare for a key Champions League fixture. Ajax will head to Anfield on Tuesday evening in a crucial Group D match, with just two points separating the top three teams of the group.

Liverpool are still in a prime position to advance with two games to go, but, with a busy fixture list ahead in December, it will be crucial for the Reds to secure advancing as soon as possible. For our LFC Starting XI prediction go here.

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Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain Starting XI Predictions

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Manchester United versus Paris Saint-Germain is famously becoming a very compelling series to watch.  They’ll clash again, in UEFA Champions League group stage play, on Wednesday night at Old Trafford. The hosts took the reverse fixture in October thanks to Marcus Rashford’s late goal, having also scored on PSG in Paris back in March of 2019.

That monumental, some would say even magical, comeback is still the iconic victory of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure. On the flip side, PSG won their only previous visit to Old Trafford, back in the 2018-19 season, so the road side is 3 for 3 in this fixture. That’s got to bode well for the Ligue 1 powerhouse.

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United vs PSG Team News: De Gea, Martial, Pogba, Marquinhos, Draxler

Manchester United sit atop UEFA Champions League Group H, and they’re well aware that they need just a single point to advance through to the knockout round. If they can avoid defeat Wednesday night, at home to last year’s runners-up Paris Saint-Germain, they’re in.

Should they falter at Old Trafford in mid-week, then they can still book passage the next week by managing a draw or better against RB Leipzig. That said, let’s take a look at the team news for both sides, starting with the hosts.

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Liverpool: an Example of How Football Can Help a City Grow

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As Liverpool Football Club paraded their sixth European title through the city’s streets, a sense of togetherness was palpable in the air. Children, mothers, fathers, and grandparents all gathered together to catch a glimpse of their heroes. The city has faced untold hardship over the decades, not just in a footballing sense, so moments like this help Liverpool and scousers come together.

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Man City Team News, Starting XI Prediction vs Porto

Manchester City go into their Champions League match against FC Porto full of confidence after their win at the weekend.

City had a comfortable 5-0 victory over Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday and with qualification to the Champions League knockout stages already confirmed, their aim now will be to win the group, and a win against Porto will confirm that.

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Mikel Arteta Not Worried about His Future with Arsenal

On the one year anniversary of Unai Emery being dismissed as Arsenal manager, the Gunners suffered their third consecutive defeat at home in the Premier League; falling 2-1 to Wolves. Speaking to Arsenal’s official website after the game, manager Mikel Arteta said he’s not worried about his future with the club.

The North London side have had sharply contrasting results in the Europa League compared to their domestic form. Sunday was another disappointing display at the Emirates, as Wolves proved to be too clinical and achieved a deserved win.

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Mourinho Disregards Title Talk Again as Spurs Go Back atop the Table

Tottenham went back to the top of the Premier League table on Sunday after their goalless draw against Chelsea. Speaking to the Guardian after the game, Jose Mourinho once again played down his team’s chances in the title race.

Spurs did not get the win, but they ensured they would go back on top, a day after Liverpool had just overtaken them. A clean sheet was possible due to the committed defensive performance of the North Londoners.

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Bill Cowher Advocates for NFL Going Bubble Format to Fight COVID

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Legendary Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher believes the National Football League should start playing in a bubble now. Given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, with the nation seeing a darker and deadlier second wave of coronavirus, the NFL needs to be proactive now.

Some have argued that the NFL should wait until playoff time, but Cowher thinks they should make the adjustment now. Today saw the Dnever Broncos have none of their four QBs available due to COVID-19, and instead they had to turn to practice squad WR Kendall Hinton taking the snaps. 

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Solskjaer Provides De Gea, Pogba, McTominay Injury Updates

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Manchester United achieved a very thrilling and exciting come-from-behind win over Southampton today, but it may have come with a price.

Starting goalkeeper David de Gea limped off at half-time after suffering a knee injury when attempting to save Southampton’s second goal, off the foot of James Ward Prowse.

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Edinson Cavani, Dean Henderson Lead United to Historical Win

Thanks to an Edinson Cavani brace (74′ 90+2′) and assist, as well as a stellar fill in performance by Dean Henderson, Manchester United roared back from a late 0-2 deficit to win 3-2 at Southampton FC today.

The result means that United now have eight away league wins in a row, for the first time in club history. Take a look at the game winning scoring strike from Cavani, the man of the match, below:

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