Leeds finished their quota of fixtures for the month of June with a 1-1 draw at home to struggling Luton Town. Given the stats, it was a game the Whites could, and should’ve won, actually. 23 shots and nine on target, but only one goal to show for their effort. A valuable point for the Hatters in their struggle against the drop.
The result means that Leeds finished month on a rather disappointing note- only four points from the nine possible. They started off with a 2-0 loss to Cardiff City, then bounced back to brush aside Fulham 3-0 at home before this draw.
The Champions League is the pinnacle of European football. And by extension, arguably the world too. It’s a tournament that holds a spotlight on the best of the best, where the big dogs thrash it out to be crowned not only best domestically, but also across the continent.
Pressure and expectation make the Champions League unpredictable, often churning out unexpected results and fantastically memorable moments. Continue reading
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