during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on February 27, 2017 in Leicester, England.
Two teams struggling for form a bit this winter meet at Anfield Saturday as Liverpool entertains Arsenal (12:30 p.m., ET, NBC). The Gunners are in fourth place at the moment, but the Reds can swap places with them by earning a win. Man in the middle: Robert Madley will be the man in charge of […]
For the 57th time, a EFL Cup champion will be crowned on Sunday as Manchester United and Southampton meet at Wembley Stadium (11;25 a.m. ET, Bein Sports). Man in the middle: Andre Marriner draws the plum assignment of the weekend. He’s also done an FA Cup final, so now he has the matching set. A […]
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 20: Willy Cabellero of Manchester City catches the ball during a Manchester City training session and press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match against Monaco at Etihad Campus on February 20, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
In a week that also features FA and EFL Cup intrigue, the UEFA Champions League resumes its Round of 16 today and Wednesday. Here’s a quick look at each of the four matches: Manchester City vs. Monaco The experience of Vincent Kompany will be a big miss for Pep Guardiola’s side when it hosts Monaco […]
SUTTON, GREATER LONDON – FEBRUARY 16: Paul Doswell manager of Sutton United poses during a Sutton United FA Cup media day on February 16, 2017 at the Borough Sports Ground in Sutton, Greater London. Sutton United are due to face Arsenal in the Emirates FA Cup Fifth round on 20 February. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
The fifth round of the FA Cup is set for this weekend, and it’s a stage usually reserved for teams near the top of the English pyramid. That’s not always true, however. In this year’s edition, Lincoln City and Sutton United — members of the National League, the fifth tier of said pyramid — have […]
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 11: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates scoring his side’s second goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Hull City at Emirates Stadium on February 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
A quick glance at the headline suggests that Arsenal coasted to an easy 2-0 home win Saturday at The Emirates. The truth is that the three points weren’t in the bag for Arsenal until Alexis Sanchez completed his brace with a penalty in stoppage time. After consecutive losses in the premier League, Arsenal moved into […]
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 24: Marcos Alonso of Chelsea (R) attempts to control the ball while under pressure from Hector Bellerin of Arsenal (L) during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
League-leading Chelsea entertain Arsenal (7:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Network) Saturday with a chance to create even more separation at the top of the league table. Of course, Arsenal doesn’t see it that way. The Gunners will be hoping to reel in the front-running Blues a bit with a win at Stamford Bridge. Table watch: […]
during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London Stadium on January 14, 2017 in London, England.
For West Ham fans, the Dimitri Payet saga is over. The French international has been sold by the club to Marseille for £25 million, marking the end of a brief but spectacular run for the midfielder in London. The move closes a circle that began with a £10.7 million transfer from Marseille to West Ham […]
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 11: Adam Lallana of Liverpool beats Oriol Romeu of Southampton ot the ball during the EFL Cup semi-final first leg match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary’s Stadium on January 11, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
The second leg of the EFL Cup semifinals is set for this week as Liverpool entertain Southampton on Wednesday (3 p.m. ET, beIN Sports) and Hull City host Manchester United on Thursday (3 p.m. ET, beIN Sports). Liverpool vs. Southampton Last time out: Nathan Redmond’s strike in the 20th minute was the only goal when the […]
during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane on January 14, 2017 in London, England.
Two teams chasing Chelsea, and battling each other for a spot in the top four, collide on Saturday at the Eithad when Tottenham Hotspur visits Manchester City (12:30 p.m. ET, NBC). Man in the middle: Andre Marriner draws the prime assignment for the weekend. He was the referee for Spurs’ 3-0 win over Hull City […]
during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017 in Manchester, England.
It was a contest between two of the world’s biggest clubs, cagey and intense at times, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 84th minute goal saw Manchester United and Liverpool share the points with a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday. Liverpool is in third place in the table on 45 points, seven back of first-place Chelsea. […]
MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND – JANUARY 02: Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City (L) walks past Claudio Ranieri, Manager of Leicester City (R) after he is subbed during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Leicester City at Riverside Stadium on January 2, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
The African Cup of Nations gets cranked up on Saturday, and while an international tournament in the dead of winter is fun for soccer fans, it’s less than ideal for club sides. There are 24 Premier League players that will be in Gabon for the tournament, and thus away from club sides. All of them […]
One of the biggest games in England arrives again on Sunday (11 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Network) when Manchester United entertains Liverpool. Man in the middle: Michael Oliver draws the plum assignment for this one, and fans will note that Liverpool is 4-0 in matches he’s worked this campaign. United, if you’re curious, is 1-1. […]
STOURBRIDGE, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 13: Luke Benbow of Stourbridge moves away from Lewin Nyatanga of Northampton Town during The Emirates FA Cup Second Round match between Stourbridge and Northampton Town at the War Memorial Athletic Ground on December 13, 2016 in Stourbridge, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)
The FA Cup is always a fun diversion from the Premier League schedule. It’s a competition that any team in England (and Wales) can win, and it sometimes serves up some matches not often seen. In January 2013, Luton Town, playing in the fifth tier of the pyramid of what is now known as the […]
Olivier Giroud, courtesy of Arsenal TSN, via Twitter
There are goals, and then there are Scorpion Kicks on New Year’s Day. Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud had the latter against Crystal Palace:
during the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on January 1, 2017 in Watford, England.
Tottenham Hotspur got its new year off to a bright start with a 4-1 win over Watford Sunday at Vicarage Road. Harry Kane scored a pair of first-half goals, courtesy of assists from Kieran Trippier, to take command of the match early. The first arrived in the 27th minute: Six minutes later, the two connected […]