Will Grigg became the top scorer in this season’s FA Cup as his goal helped Wigan upset Man City at the DW. Paul Cook’s men have now upset three top tier teams, with Manchester City their latest victims after their previous triumphs against AFC Bournemouth and West Ham United.
The stats favoured league leaders City, who had 83% of the ball and 26 shots to WAFC’s 4, but Wigan, who beat them in the 2013 final, will now host a last eight clash against Southampton. The Latics, currently in League One, are only the second team after Millwall from outside the top two divisions to beat three or more Premier League sides in the same Cup campaign.
All conquering Man City have now been held goalless by three teams this season across all competitions- Wolves, Crystal Palace and now Wigan Athletic. Continue reading “Wigan add Man City to other top flight scalps (Bournemouth, West Ham)”
Kylian Mbappe vs Messi? This is one battle the former has won, with his goal for Paris Saint-Germain against Bayern Munich making him the youngest player to score 10 goals in the history of the modern Champions League.
Mbappe 18 years, 11 months, 15 days comfortably beat Karim Benzema who was 20Y, 10m and 2d old when he achieved the record with Olympique Lyonnais.
The likes of Javier Saviola, Lionel Messi, Raul and Wayne Rooney all reached this landmark in their 20’s Continue reading “Youngest to score 10 Champions League Goals- Kylian Mbappe (2017/18)”
With their late 2-1 win over West Ham United over the weekend, Manchester City have equalled the record for most consecutive wins in a single Premier League season- 13, jointly held by Arsenal and Chelsea.
City will get the opportunity to extend that figure to 14 when they take on rivals Manchester United in the derby this weekend.
The Citizens are eight points ahead of the Red Devils in the league table.
Is the Marcus Rashford hype train real? Judging by the teenager’s incredible record of scoring on his competitive debuts in various tournaments, the answer is a definite YES. Check out Rashford’s incredible record below Continue reading “Marcus Rashford scoring goals on debut in various competitions (Stats and Records)”
Huddersfield Town became the last Premier League team to concede a goal in the current 2017-2018 season when West Ham’s Pedro Obiang scored against the Terriers in the second half of their game at the London Stadium.
It was an important game for West Ham- the last time, they lost three in a row at the start of the league season, they were relegated. However all those three losses this season have come away from home- the London Stadium was not available for use early in the season (they even had special dispensation to change the venue of their Cup tie), and they managed to turn things around in their first game in front of their fans. Continue reading “Huddersfield Town- the last Premier League team to concede a goal in 17/18 season”
Tottenham suffered their first ever London derby Premier League loss at home under Mauricio Pochettino when they went down 2-1 at Wembley to Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side earlier this evening (August 20, 2017).
Spurs certainly had their chances to win and they were seemingly on course to do so after Batshuayi’s own goal that brought them level, but some poor decision making from skipper Hugo Lloris allowed Marcos Alonso to snatch his second of the afternoon (his first was a beautiful free kick) Continue reading “Tottenham’s first London derby league loss at home under Mauricio Pochettino”
Another unwanted record for under-pressure Sunderland bos David Moyes! His side lost 1-0 to Middlesbrough at the Riverside in midweek, with the latter thus becoming the last English team among the top four domestic leagues (20 Premier League teams and 24 each from the Championship, League One and League Two) to pick up a win this year.
Overdue for Boro, and secured for the club thanks to De Roon’s goal, but it looks like both the North-East clubs will be playing in the Championship next season (they’re 19th and 20th in the Premier League currently) while rivals Newcastle will return to the top flight. Continue reading “Last English club to win in 2017 (Middlesbrough- 92/92)”
Today’s fixture against Manchester United at Old Trafford (April 16, 2017) saw Chelsea fail to register a single shot on target (yes zero) as Jose Mourinho’s tactics worked wonders for the home side, who prevailed 2-0 to cut the Blues’ lead at the top of the Premier League to four points.
The last time Chelsea didn’t register a shot on target in the modern Premier League era was ALSO against Manchester United (September 2007)
Here is a piece of great skill from Tottenham’s Kyle Walker in England’s 2-0 win over Lithuania. Walker produces a fantastic leap to control Michael Keane’s pass and prevents it from going out and then recovers to produce a cross into the box Continue reading “Kyle Walker vs Lithuania | Video of skill & great jump to control Michael Keane pass”
Theo Walcott has become the 18th player to score 100 career goals for Arsenal. He achieved this feat with his goal in the Gunners’ FA Cup tie against Sutton United and has taken 370 games to reach the landmark (Ian Wright in the fastest with 143, while Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie needed 181 and 238 respectively
Distribution of Walcott’s 100 goals for Arsenal (updated till Sutton United game)
Champions League: 11
FA Cup: 11
League Cup: 11
Cl Qualifiers: 3 Continue reading “Theo Walcott 100 Goals for Arsenal- 18th player to hit landmark”