Premier League Results and Table 19th-21st October

Gameweek 8 – 19-21 October
19 Oct 12:45 Newcastle Newcastle 2:2 Liverpool Liverpool
19 Oct 15:00 Arsenal Arsenal 4:1 Norwich Norwich
19 Oct 15:00 Chelsea Chelsea 4:1 Cardiff City Cardiff City
19 Oct 15:00 Everton Everton 2:1 Hull City Hull City
19 Oct 15:00 Man Utd Man Utd 1:1 Southampton Southampton
19 Oct 15:00 Stoke City Stoke City 0:0 West Brom West Brom
19 Oct 15:00 Swansea Swansea 4:0 Sunderland Sunderland
19 Oct 17:30 West Ham West Ham 1:3 Man City Man City
20 Oct 16:00 Aston Villa Aston Villa 0:2 Tottenham Tottenham
21 Oct 20:00 Crystal Palace Crystal Palace 1:4 Fulham Fulham

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE 21 OCT 2013

Pos
Team
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
1.
Arsenal
8
6
1
1
18
9
9
19
2.
Chelsea
8
5
2
1
14
5
9
17
3.
Liverpool
8
5
2
1
13
7
6
17
4.
Man City
8
5
1
2
20
9
11
16
5.
Tottenham
8
5
1
2
8
5
3
16
6.
Southampton
8
4
3
1
8
3
5
15
7.
Everton
8
4
3
1
12
10
2
15
8.
Man United
8
3
2
3
11
10
1
11
9.
Hull City
8
3
2
3
7
9
-2
11
10.
Newcastle
8
3
2
3
11
14
-3
11
11.
Swansea City
8
3
1
4
12
11
1
10
12.
West Brom
8
2
4
2
7
6
1
10
13.
Aston Villa
8
3
1
4
9
10
-1
10
14.
Fulham
8
3
1
4
9
10
-1
10
15.
West Ham
8
2
2
4
8
8
0
8
16.
Stoke City
8
2
2
4
4
7
-3
8
17.
Cardiff City
8
2
2
4
8
13
-5
8
18.
Norwich City
8
2
1
5
6
13
-7
7
19.
Crystal Palace
8
1
0
7
6
17
-11
3
20.
Sunderland
8
0
1
7
5
20
-15
1
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Arsenal vs Norwich review

For those of you who didn’t see the footballing masterclass given by Arsenal on Saturday, I strongly recommend that you watch it on YouTube or on BBC iPlayer from midnight today. The final score was 4-1 to Arsenal and this was due to some top saves from the Norwich keeper Ruddy. Arsenal started of very well with some strong attacks and Cazorla having an early shot to try and test Ruddy. The game was by no means boring but not much happened for a while until 60,000 people witnessed one of the best goals of all time by the promising England youngster Jack Wilshere. Wilshere passed the ball out to Cazorla on the left. The Spanish maestro gave the ball to French talisman Olivier Giroud who flicked the ball up to Wilshere on the edge of the box. Wilshere kept the ball in the air by back heeling it back to Giroud who then back heeled it in the air back to Wilshere for a simple finish on his right foot. One of the best goals of all time and a strong early contender for goal of the month, season and decade. All of the goals that followed were quite special with Arsenal doubling their lead through a brilliant header by Mesut Ozil. Norwich then hit back through a lovely volley by Jonny Howson. Arsenal struck two late goals with Zidane style play from Ramsey tricking his way through the Norwich box to slot home, followed by a cool nutmeg from Ozil after a cutback from Ramsey following Rosicky’s cross. Mesut Ozil was voted as Arsenal’s Man of the Match. My goon of the match has to be Flamini who hurled into a 50/50 challenge and consequently left the field with concussion. Arsenal will be without him tomorrow when they face German giants Dortmund in the champions league.

-SJ

Ozil

Premier League Fixtures 19 – 21 October

Gameweek 8 – 19 Oct 11:30
19 Oct 12:45 Newcastle Newcastle v Liverpool Liverpool
19 Oct 15:00 Arsenal Arsenal v Norwich Norwich
19 Oct 15:00 Chelsea Chelsea v Cardiff City Cardiff City
19 Oct 15:00 Everton Everton v Hull City Hull City
19 Oct 15:00 Man Utd Man Utd v Southampton Southampton
19 Oct 15:00 Stoke City Stoke City v West Brom West Brom
19 Oct 15:00 Swansea Swansea v Sunderland Sunderland
19 Oct 17:30 West Ham West Ham v Man City Man City
20 Oct 16:00 Aston Villa Aston Villa v Tottenham Tottenham
21 Oct 20:00 Crystal Palace Crystal Palace v Fulham Fulham

FIFA World Cup Qualifying Results

RESULTS  
 
Date

Matches

15/10/13 Azerbaijan

1:1 (0:1)

Russia

16/10/13 Uruguay

3:2 (2:2)

Argentina

16/10/13 Peru

1:1 (1:1)

Bolivia

15/10/13 Bulgaria

0:1 (0:0)

Czech Republic

15/10/13 Latvia

2:2 (0:2)

Slovakia

15/10/13 Belgium

1:1 (0:0)

Wales

15/10/13 Turkey

0:2 (0:1)

Netherlands

15/10/13 Romania

2:0 (1:0)

Estonia

15/10/13 Italy

2:2 (1:1)

Armenia

15/10/13 Sweden

3:5 (2:1)

Germany

15/10/13 Serbia

5:1 (3:0)

FYR Macedonia

16/10/13 Chile

2:1 (2:0)

Ecuador

16/10/13 Paraguay

1:2 (1:1)

Colombia

16/10/13 Jamaica

2:2 (1:2)

Honduras

16/10/13 Panama

2:3 (1:0)

USA

15/10/13 Denmark

6:0 (4:0)

Malta

15/10/13 Scotland

2:0 (1:0)

Croatia

15/10/13 Hungary

2:0 (0:0)

Andorra

15/10/13 Norway

1:1 (1:1)

Iceland

15/10/13 Switzerland

1:0 (0:0)

Slovenia

15/10/13 Israel

1:1 (1:0)

Northern Ireland

15/10/13 Lithuania

0:1 (0:0)

Bosnia-Herzegovina

15/10/13 Greece

2:0 (1:0)

Liechtenstein

15/10/13 England

2:0 (1:0)

Poland

15/10/13 Republic of Ireland

3:1 (2:1)

Kazakhstan

15/10/13 Faroe Islands

0:3 (0:1)

Austria

16/10/13 Costa Rica

2:1 (1:1)

Mexico

15/10/13 Cyprus

0:0

Albania

15/10/13 Portugal

3:0 (2:0)

Luxembourg

15/10/13 Ghana

6:1 (3:1)

Egypt

Note: Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, Spain, Chile, Ecuador, and Honduras all secured World Cup 2014 qualification with their results.

Other already qualified teams: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Holland, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, USA

England v Poland: Preview

Venue: Wembley     Kick Off: 20:00 (GMT)   Date: 15th October 2013

Just 90 minutes of football is all that separates Roy Hodgson’s England and qualification for next year’s World Cup in Brazil. The fate of England’s World Cup hopes lie in their own hands as on 15th October – they have the chance to guarantee qualification into the 2014 World Cup. Albeit a bit late, England will have the chance to book their place in Brazil if they overcome Poland tomorrow, a task which they could not manage in October last year as a goal from Glik in the 70th minute cancelled out Rooney’s first half goal. This time around, they will be hoping to do better against the Poles.

Coming into the match Poland are much regarded as the underdogs, after their hopes of qualification were vanquished via a 1-0 loss against Ukraine. England on the other hand come into the game as clear favourites, coming in off the back of a 4-1 victory over Montenegro, but the scoreline is quite flattering as Montenegro played much better than it suggests. This leads me to think that Poland could end up playing a defensive game, not required to attack and a win not of much importance. However, with the likes of Błaszczykowski and Lewandowski in the team, it would be rather wasteful to not use their attacking ability.

England are already guaranteed a place in the play-offs but manager Roy Hodgson would much rather avoid this. Hodgson wants England to complete the task in hand tomorrow and not resort to leaving it any later.

“We must make sure we complete it against Poland and I am sure we will,” he said.

“Even though they are out of the running and have nothing to play for, I can’t imagine they will take their foot off the pedal.”

Captain Steven Gerrard agrees with Hodgson, and believes that the Poles cannot be taken lightly. Despite being out of the running they still could prove dangerous with the players they have.

“They’ll be coming to Wembley, they’ll want to beat England, they’ll want to be the team that stops us going to a World Cup; we won’t be thinking they’re going to take their foot off the gas.”

Poland will be without injured defender Lukasz Piszczek, but coach Waldemar Fornalik, who could be in charge for the last time, is more concerned about scoring goals.

He said: “I am thinking of the points and a win. Nothing else will do in any match.”

Jakub Blaszczykowski, the Poland captain, has reiterated that the game won’t be defensive.

“We want to thank them with a good game and the right result.

“It doesn’t matter that we only have honour for which to play. Matches at Wembley are always very important to us.”

Team-mate Robert Lewandowski admits that Poland will be underdogs for the game but is hopeful that he can give Poland’s fans something about which to cheer.

“We know we have a lot of fans out there who will come to the game,” he added. “We don’t stand a chance of going through but we want to go to Wembley and at least allow our supporters a little fun. For sure, we won’t be favourites.”

Possible Line-Ups (Just Guessing)

England: Hart; Johnson, Jagielka, Cahill, Baines; Gerrard, Lampard, Townsend, Welbeck; Sturridge, Rooney

Poland: Boruc; Wojtkowiak, Jedrzejczyk, Szukala, Glik; M Lewandowski, Blaszczykowski, lich, Sobota, Krychowiak; R Lewandowski

This match promises to be enticing with a lot on stake here. Who do you guys think will win the game tomorrow?

-VE

World Cup Qualifying Results 11 – 13 October

Date Venue    

Matches

 
13/10/13 Rades   Tunisia

0:0

Cameroon

13/10/13 Addis Ababa   Ethiopia

1:2 (0:0)

Nigeria

12/10/13 Abidjan   Ivory Coast

3:1 (2:0)

Senegal

12/10/13 Ouagadougou   Burkina Faso

3:2 (1:0)

Algeria

11/10/13 Tallinn   Estonia

0:2 (0:1)

Turkey

11/10/13 Baku   Azerbaijan

2:0 (0:0)

Northern Ireland

11/10/13 Solna   Sweden

2:1 (0:1)

Austria

11/10/13 Cologne   Germany

3:0 (1:0)

Republic of Ireland

11/10/13 Maribor   Slovenia

3:0 (2:0)

Norway

11/10/13 Lisbon   Portugal

1:1 (1:0)

Israel

12/10/13 Mexico City   Mexico

2:1 (1:0)

Panama

11/10/13 Amsterdam   Netherlands

8:1 (4:0)

Hungary

11/10/13 Andorra La Vella   Andorra

0:4 (0:1)

Romania

11/10/13 Tirana   Albania

1:2 (0:0)

Switzerland

11/10/13 Luxembourg   Luxembourg

0:4 (0:3)

Russia

11/10/13 Copenhagen   Denmark

2:2 (1:1)

Italy

12/10/13 Buenos Aires   Argentina

3:1 (2:1)

Peru

11/10/13 Zenica   Bosnia-Herzegovina

4:1 (4:0)

Liechtenstein

11/10/13 Cardiff   Wales

1:0 (0:0)

FYR Macedonia

11/10/13 Ta’Qali   Malta

1:4 (0:2)

Czech Republic

11/10/13 Yerevan   Armenia

2:1 (1:0)

Bulgaria

11/10/13 Reykjavik   Iceland

2:0 (0:0)

Cyprus

11/10/13 Vilnius   Lithuania

2:0 (1:0)

Latvia

11/10/13 Zagreb   Croatia

1:2 (0:2)

Belgium

11/10/13 Torshavn   Faroe Islands

1:1 (1:0)

Kazakhstan

11/10/13 Kansas City   USA

2:0 (0:0)

Jamaica

11/10/13 San Cristobal   Venezuela

1:1 (0:1)

Paraguay

11/10/13 Barranquilla   Colombia

3:3 (0:3)

Chile

11/10/13 Quito   Ecuador

1:0 (1:0)

Uruguay

11/10/13 San Pedro Sula   Honduras

1:0 (0:0)

Costa Rica

England vs Montenegro Review 11/10/2013

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England Team: 1 Hart 2 Walker 3 Baines 4 Gerrard 5 Cahill 6 Jagielka 7 Townsend 8 Lampard 9 Sturridge 10 Rooney 11 Welbeck

England Subs: 12 Smalling 13 Ruddy 14 Gibbs 15 Jones 16 Carrick 17 Milner 18 Barkley 19 Wilshere 20 Defoe 21 Lambert 22 Forster

Montenegro team: Poleksic, Pavicevic, Jovanovic, Volkov, Kecojevic, Jovetic, Damjanovic, Zverotic, Drincic, Savic, Boskovic

Montenegro subs: Blazic, Novakovic, Krkotic, Igumanovic, Janjusevic, Kasalica, Vesovic, Vukcevic, Dembasic, Beqiraj

It was a glorious yet somewhat comical win for England as they triumphed 4-1 over one of their main group rivals, Montenegro. Andros Townsend made his England debut in what was an extremely important match for the home nation. England got off to a good start with some good attacking pressure, trying to force a mistake from Montenegro. Montenegro didn’t really look like they could get into the game which gave England the opportunity to dominate the possession for most of the first half. Townsend always looked quite dangerous which stayed the case throughout the match. He won England a free-kick in quite a dangerous area after just 15 fifteen minutes of the game being played. Leighton Baines was the taker but the Montenegro keeper came and punched away. This seemed to shock Montenegro into action as they began a quick counter which was halted for a foul on Gary Cahill. News then began to filter through that Ukraine had scored against Poland which took them to top of the group as England were drawing 0-0. Not much happened in the first half after that until the 44th minute when Daniel Sturridge cut in from the right and saw his effort take a deflection which left Poleksic helpless, luckily for Montenegro, the deflection took it just wide. England didn’t want the half to end as they picked up their form but they were indeed held to a 0-0 draw at half time, having dominated the match. England came out for the second half with no changes made. The first major incident in the half came after 47 minutes when Welbeck’s shot was saved by Poleksic who was unlucky as the ball fell straight to Wayne Rooney who put the ball in the back of the net from six yards out. The game suddenly spurred into life with Hart making a good save from a header after 55 minutes to keep it at 1-0. England doubled their lead seven minutes later as a cut-back from Welbeck was turned in for an own-goal by Boskovic. Just two minutes later, Manchester City’s Stefan Jovetic struck the crossbar from a long shot which had every England fan’s heart in their mouths. England stupidly ignored the warning signs and Montenegro capitalised after 71 minutes, Jovetic’s shot prodded in by Damjanovic, the score now 2-1. England looked slightly nervous but it Townsend didn’t show it as he struck a beauty in off the post after 77 minutes, England 3-1 Montenegro. England added to their goal tally in the 90th minute when Kecojevic brought down Daniel Sturridge in the box. The Liverpool striker took the penalty himself and scored. Full time, England 4-1 Montenegro. Overall, a good performance by Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions who put themselves back at the top of their group with one match left in World Cup 2014 qualifying.


Townsend’s debut goal

 

GROUP H
Team MP W D L GF GA Pts
England 9 5 4 0 29 4 19
Ukraine 9 5 3 1 20 4 18
Montenegro 9 4 3 2 16 12 15
Poland 9 3 4 2 18 10 13
Moldova 9 2 2 5 7 15 8
San Marino 9 0 0 9 1 46 0

-SJ

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