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Stoke 3-5 Liverpool: The good, the bad and the return of 'the Sturridge'

Stoke 3-5 Liverpool: The good, the bad and the return of 'the Sturridge'

Liverpool's 5-3 victory over Stoke City on Sunday put to bed a hideous record that had seen the Reds fail to record a single league victory at the Britannia Stadium previously. It also lifted...

Six Things To Watch For In The Premier League This Weekend

1)      Redemption for Wenger Losing to Aston Villa on the first day of the season caused a lot of Arsenal fans to descend into panic and despair. They thought this...

League Cup Lowdown: A History of England's Most Underrated Competiton

League Cup Lowdown: A History of England's Most Underrated Competiton

With the dust still settling from Sunderland’s shock 2-1 victory over Manchester United at the Stadium of Light, and Manchester City’s 6-0 thrashing of West Ham at the Etihad, the first full...

West Ham United: A Rant

West Ham United: A Rant

In the not too distant future... The silence was unnerving; Kevin didn't want to be here at all. He glanced around at his men, aimlessly roaming the sodden ground, uncertain if any of them...

Liverpool's 5-3 victory over Stoke City on Sunday put to bed a hideous record that had seen the Reds fail to record a single league victory at the Britannia Stadium previously. It also lifted Brendan Rodgers' team back into the top four of the Barclays Premier League, ensuring that six of the top seven all won, with Villa due to play Swansea City on Monday night.

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Edin Džeko’s 66th minute winner against Crystal Palace last Saturday marked a milestone for the player and his club; the strike was the Bosnian’s 50th goal in a City shirt. Since arriving three years ago in the January 2011 transfer window from Wolfsburg, Džeko has been one of those players who frustrates and delights in equal measure. All City fans know what he’s capable of, but the striker rarely appears to fulfil his potential.

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In the not too distant future...

The silence was unnerving; Kevin didn't want to be here at all. He glanced around at his men, aimlessly roaming the sodden ground, uncertain if any of them would survive the ensuing battle. He wondered if he could escape without them noticing, but surely they would recognize a lack of leadership, and capitulate far easier than expected.

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1)      Redemption for Wenger

Losing to Aston Villa on the first day of the season caused a lot of Arsenal fans to descend into panic and despair. They thought this might be the season where everything falls to pieces, after threatening to for the last couple of years. Instead, it’s been the season they rejoined the title-chasing elite, and a win against a Villa team currently in disarray at Villa Park would put to bed a couple of demons born out of that first day and fully confirm that they are for real.

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With the dust still settling from Sunderland’s shock 2-1 victory over Manchester United at the Stadium of Light, and Manchester City’s 6-0 thrashing of West Ham at the Etihad, the first full week of January 2014 has proved to us that the League Cup can still bring with it plenty of drama, surprises and most of all great football.

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