Thursday, March 19, 2020

Tag "Sunderland"

    Balotelli as biggest flop and other BPL half-term verdicts

Balotelli as biggest flop and other BPL half-term verdicts

New Year’s Day fixtures and a weekend of third round matches of the FA Cup mean the Barclays Premier League (BPL) is in its halfway mark. Our analysts comprising Kayode Tijani, Aisha Falode and Sunday Omeike are here to give their views on the first half of the season and expectations of the remaining half. Welcome to BPL half term report! WHO HAS [...]

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    BPL REVIEW: City blow chance to close in on Chelsea

BPL REVIEW: City blow chance to close in on Chelsea

League leaders Chelsea and second-place Manchester City both dropped points in the race for the Barclays Premier League (BPL) title. The Blues drew 1-1 at Southampton, presenting City with a chance to close to within a point of the leaders, but the champions blew a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at home to second-bottom Burnley. Chelsea still lead City by three points [...]

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    BPL PREVIEW: Chelsea, City, United to hold on to top spots after last game of 2014

BPL PREVIEW: Chelsea, City, United to hold on to top spots after last game of 2014

BY SUNDAY OMEIKE Fear not Barclays Premier League (BPL) fans, although it’s the last games of 2014, there’s more to come in 2015. The BPL preview panel – which includes my fanatic self – has been slugging it out since the start of the season but currently on a winter break due to the harmattan ravaging the country, but not [...]

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    10-man Arsenal hold on to beat QPR…Chelsea, City, United win

10-man Arsenal hold on to beat QPR…Chelsea, City, United win

Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky scored either side of half-time to earn Arsenal three-points in a game marred by an Olivier Giroud headbutt. The Frenchman charged into Nedum Onuoha, with the defender hitting the ground in front of the referee. Martin Atkinson had no choice but to send the 28-year-old to an early shower. The visitors came out of their shell with a [...]

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    BPL PANEL: Chelsea to remain on top… just

BPL PANEL: Chelsea to remain on top… just

(A makeshift choir comprising Aisha Falode, Sunday Omeike and Kayode Tijani 'sings’ a popular Christmas song) On the second day of Christmas My favourite league is on 12 fans are drumming 11 players playing 10 fixtures in all 9th-placed Newcastle 8 United at OT? 7 for Swans over Villa 6 Hammer blows wreck the Bridge 5 Gunners gunning 4 top-four placing 3 Soccer analysts 2 predict score lines And a Partridge in a [...]

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    Skrtel heads late leveller for 10-man Reds against the Gunners

Skrtel heads late leveller for 10-man Reds against the Gunners

Martin Skrtel headed home a late equaliser to salvage a point for Liverpool against Arsenal cancelling out strikes from Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Debuchy to end the game 2-2 at Anfield in the Barclays Premier League. Liverpool took the lead minutes before half-time thanks to a superb strike from Philippe Coutinho but it was short-lived as Debuchy scored the equaliser [...]

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    BPL Panel: Arsenal to score 2 against Liverpool

BPL Panel: Arsenal to score 2 against Liverpool

Arsenal were blown away by Liverpool in this fixture back in February. But ahead of Sunday’s return, so much has changed. Luiz Suarez is long gone, Daniel Sturridge is absent and Raheem Sterling’s confidence has departed him. This fixture has thrown up some excellent games over the years. Who can forget Thierry Henry’s hat-trick inspiring a 4-2 Arsenal win in 2004, Andrei Arshavin getting [...]

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    BPL PREVIEW: United, Liverpool meet in the 191st clash of England’s biggest rivalry

BPL PREVIEW: United, Liverpool meet in the 191st clash of England’s biggest rivalry

There are a few fixtures in the Barclays Premier League (BPL) that can claim to be the country's biggest. Manchester United v Manchester City, Liverpool v Everton and Arsenal v Tottenham immediately come to mind. But Sunday's game at Old Trafford stands out. Manchester United host Liverpool in a match that draws parallels with Spain's El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Our soccer [...]

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    Saints meet Devil as United eye 5th straight win

Saints meet Devil as United eye 5th straight win

Manchester United travel to Southampton in Monday Night Football, with the Red Devils targeting a fifth straight Barclays Premier League (BPL) victory. Back-to-back defeats against Man City and Arsenal have stalled the Saints’ bright start to the season under Ronald Koeman and the Dutchman will be desperate for his team to halt that losing run. United, who can leapfrog them into third [...]

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    Sunderland frustrate Chelsea… Liverpool, United win

Sunderland frustrate Chelsea… Liverpool, United win

Chelsea were left frustrated after a difficult evening at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland, and dropped points for only the third time this season after playing 0-0. The Blues were fortunate not to lose Diego Costa for a kick out on John O'Shea, although the Spain striker did pick up a booking for an elbow on Wes Brown and [...]

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    Formidable Southampton looking to upset City

Formidable Southampton looking to upset City

Over the next eight days we will get to see just how good Southampton are. This Saturday the Saints play Manchester City, then Arsenal on Wednesday and Manchester United the following Monday. Will the bubble burst for the Saints or they keep marching on? Our soccer analysts are around to give you their views and predictions on this game and nine others Barclays [...]

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    EPL Panel declares: Arsenal won’t beat United

EPL Panel declares: Arsenal won’t beat United

(A corruption of R. Kelly’s "The Storm is Over Now" is playing at the background. The moderator and the three soccer analysts are singing along) The break is over (The break is over now) And I can see the Barclays (Barclays Premier League) I feel for Keshi, yeah (Keshi is hanging on) Come on and set him free, whoa… Welcome to the Barclays Premier League (BPL) preview! CHELSEA V [...]

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    Liverpool to inflict first season loss on Chelsea

Liverpool to inflict first season loss on Chelsea

In what has come to be one of Barclays Premier League’s (BPL) biggest fixtures, Liverpool will take on league leaders Chelsea at Anfield. Both teams are fresh from the labours of continental competition. Liverpool left the Bernabeu empty-handed after losing 1-0 to Real Madrid, and Chelsea returned from Slovenia with a single point after their draw with Maribor. It sets up a fascinating [...]

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    BPL: Who wins the battle of Manchester?

BPL: Who wins the battle of Manchester?

A local derby. An out-of-form champion. A returning-to-form former champion. The bsence of David Silva. The return of Wayne Rooney. This Manchester City and Manchester United Barclays Premier League (BPL) game has the lot and more! Our soccer analysts are on hand to give you their views and predictions of all the 10 BPL fixtures and of course the Super Sunday clash in the City of [...]

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    BPL: Chelsea to win England’s ‘El Clasico’

BPL: Chelsea to win England’s ‘El Clasico’

It doesn’t come any bigger than Manchester United against Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League (BPL). English football equivalent of El Clasico takes place at Old Trafford on Sunday and two analysts are in the Red and Blue corner. In the red corner, is a native of Lagos state who has a diploma in journalism from Nigeria Institute of Journalism and whose [...]

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    BPL PREVIEW: Chelsea to drop points… again

BPL PREVIEW: Chelsea to drop points… again

The Barclays Premier League returns after the long international break of shocking results (Iceland's 2-0 win over the Netherlands and Germany's 2-0 loss to Poland while being held at home by Ireland) and a sacking (Stephen Keshi with Nigeria). Our soccer analysts, who are still keeping their jobs, are back to give you their views and predictions on Day 8 of [...]

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