KRC Genk suffered a heavy defeat in Italy as Napoli beat them 4-0 in the final round of Champions League fixtures. The result was enough for Napoli to qualify for the Round of 16, but resulted in the Partenopei sacking Carlo Ancelotti.
For Genk, the likes of Mbwana Samatta, Paul Onuachu and Joakim Maehle were disappointing. Sander Berge was decent, as was Joseph Paintsil.
This Jonjo Shelvey goal vs Manchester City was a beautifully worked set piece move from Newcastle, who caught the defending champions napping at the end of their league clash at St James Park.
City were leading 2-1 when this Shelvey goal in the 88th minute was scored. Shelvey, as one might remember, was formerly a Liverpool player, and he’s done his former club a big favour with this strike as City end up with just one point instead of the three they would ordinarily have been expecting Continue reading
Days after beating Stoke City in the Championship, Leeds United exited the League Cup at the hands of the same opponents, with the Potters winning 5-4 on penalties against Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
Stoke had Jack Butland back in goal for this clash, and he scored the visitors’ fifth kick of the shoot out, which was to prove decisive as Jack Harrison missed the next one for the Whites.
Butland however didn’t have it all his way- he made a horror mistake midway through the second half (see video below), that allowed Eddie Nketiah to capitalise and bring Leeds back into the game after Stoke had gone 2-0 up
Fulham set a new Championship record for possession in a game (84%) and most passes in a fixture (934) in their 4-0 demolition of Millwall at Craven Cottage last night. These stats began to be kept for the Championship since 2013/14, and these Fulham statistics against the Lions are pretty much unprecedented.
The possession stats were even more in favour of the Cottagers at half time, when they had 88% of the ball. Continue reading