Monday, August 17, 2009

Battle of Britain: Celtic v Arsenal

If ever there was a list of the most awaited 3rd Qualifying Round of the Champions League clashes, this one surely belongs up there with the best. Celtic is set to host Arsenal for their first ever European meeting. Both teams are in the back of their victory in the opening day of their respective leagues.

Celtic comes into this match with an aggressive flair and their trust on the home crowd who, we all know, can come crucial on such match. While Stephen McManus is definitely out, fellow defender Glenn Loovens is also an injury doubt.
Arsenal however, have a few more injury problems. Rosicky, Nasri, Djourou, Walcott and Fabianski are all still out. However, Fabregas, Denilson, and Sagna are all a doubt for tomorrow and will all face fitness. Howevr, on a more positive note, Diaby will be available.

Arsenal come into this match believing as well that the crowd is key and feel in they can come home with a victory. Kick-off is 19:45 GMT time tomorrow.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Premiership Review: Sunday, August 16 2009

The Champions got to a winning start today with a narrow 1-0 win at home to Birmingham thanks to Wayne Rooney's 99th goal with the Red Devils. It wasn't the most convincing performance by Man Utd, but it was enough to sink the newly-promoted side.

In the other Premier League clash, lackluster Liverpool got of to a losing start at White Hart Lane with a 2-1 reverse. Assou-Ekotto scored at the end of a fantastic first half for Spurs with a scorcher. Liverpool raised their game after the break and equalised through a Steven Gerrard penalty. However, Spurs regained the lead just 3 minutes later thanks to debutant Bassong's goal.

Below are the highlights

Man Utd 1-0 Birmingham

Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Premiership Review: Saturday, August 15

The Premiership resumed today with a terrific start. Man City got to a perfect start with a 2-0 win at Ewood Park with debutant Adebayor scoring. Didier Drogba scored two superb goals to save Chelsea's blushes in their 2-1 win at home to Hull. A surprise result came from Villa Park, where Wigan stunned Aston Villa faithfuls by winning 2-0, giving new manager Roberto Martinez a perfect start as Wigan manager.

But the match of the day certainly came from Goodison Park. Arsenal performed a sparkling performance and thrashed the home side 6-1. Cesc Fabregas's quality shines through once again, scoring 2 and setting up 2. Vermaelen also got a debut goal, and Arsenal gave a message to the rest of the Premiership that they certainly mean business this term, despite losing Adebayor and Toure to Man City.

Here are the highlights from the Match of the Day

Friday, August 7, 2009