Everton have moved swiftly and efficiently to secure no less than five first-team signings with just under a month to go before their Premier League opener against Stoke City. The Toffees came close to levelling the combined £80 million shopping spree by selling Belgian talisman Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United for a reported £75
A new era dawns for AC Milan following the sale to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, a move which signalled the end of 31 years of ownership under Silvio Berlusconi. His successor, Li Yonghong, has ambitious plans to return the club to its former glory days, and has left no stone unturned with short-term business, bringing
Everton’s transfer business has gone under the radar amidst the drama surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s apparent desire to leave Real Madrid and Gianluigi Donnarumma’s contract snub at AC Milan. The Toffees have secured the signings of no less than three players in key positions in the squad, starting with highly rated Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for
Our 2016/17 Premier League wrap-up continues with the worst midfield signings of the season. While the likes of N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba led the way with positive showings in the colours of their new clubs, these five failed to make an impact. Some are harsh, some understandable and others just downright poor; these are
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Match InfoChelseaWChelsea – Watford 4 – 3WWest Bromwich Albion – Chelsea 0 – 1WChelsea – Middlesbrough 3 – 0WEverton – Chelsea 0 – 3WChelsea – Southampton 4 – 2Competition:Premier LeagueDate:21 May 2017Kick-off:16:00Stadium:Stamford Bridge (London)SunderlandLSunderland – Swansea City 0 – 2WHull City – Sunderland 0 – 2LSunderland – AFC Bournemouth 0 – 1LMiddlesbrough – Sunderland 1
Continuing from our section on the best defensive signings of the 2016/17 Premier League campaign, we transition to the ignominious list of the worst defensive signings of the season. As stated in the previous article, the output of centre-halves can be difficult to quantify. Clean sheets, tackles and interceptions don’t translate as well as key
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ArsenalA. Sánchez (72′)A. Sánchez (81′)2FT0Click here to reveal spoilers.SunderlandStadium: Emirates Stadium (London)Attendance: 59510Referee: R. East5842122123BallPossessionShotsoff targetShotson targetPossession5842Shots off target122Shots on target123Fouls1310Corners173Offsides33Yellow Cards42Red Cards00ArsenalA. Wenger (homeFormation)#Name33P. Čech18Nacho Monreal3K. Gibbs17A. Iwobi20S. Mustafi24Bellerín16R. Holding11M. Özil8A. Ramsey23D. Welbeck29G. Xhaka7A. Sánchez12O. Giroud14T. WalcottSunderlandD. Moyes (awayFormation)#Name13J. Pickford16J. O’Shea2B. Jones23L. Koné3B. Oviedo21Javi Manquillo44A. Januzaj6L. Cattermole46L. Gooch7S. Larsson17D. Ndong24D. Gibson18J. Defoe9F. BoriniArsenal#Name17A. Iwobi23D.
Match InfoArsenalWStoke City – Arsenal 1 – 4WSouthampton – Arsenal 0 – 2WArsenal – Manchester United 2 – 0LTottenham Hotspur – Arsenal 2 – 0WArsenal – Leicester City 1 – 0Competition:Premier LeagueDate:16 May 2017Kick-off:20:45Stadium:Emirates Stadium (London)SunderlandLSunderland – Swansea City 0 – 2WHull City – Sunderland 0 – 2LSunderland – AFC Bournemouth 0 – 1LMiddlesbrough –
Premier League survival proved too much for the trio of Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull City this season, with confirmation of all three clubs going down to the English Championship coming this weekend. However, amidst the struggles of these three sides there has been the occasional standout player proving their worth at Premier League level, and
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Match InfoSunderlandWHull City – Sunderland 0 – 2LSunderland – AFC Bournemouth 0 – 1LMiddlesbrough – Sunderland 1 – 0DSunderland – West Ham United 2 – 2LSunderland – Manchester United 0 – 3Competition:Premier LeagueDate:13 May 2017Kick-off:16:00Stadium:Stadium of Light (Sunderland)Swansea CityWSwansea City – Everton 1 – 0DManchester United – Swansea City 1 – 1WSwansea City – Stoke
MiddlesbroughM. de Roon (8′)1FT0Click here to reveal spoilers.SunderlandStadium: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough)Attendance: 30742Referee: M. Dean49513425BallPossessionShotsoff targetShotson targetPossession4951Shots off target34Shots on target25Fouls1510Corners35Offsides17Yellow Cards23Red Cards00MiddlesbroughS. Agnew (homeFormation)#Name12B. Guzan3G. Friend4Daniel Ayala2Fábio6B. Gibson25C. Chambers19S. Downing8A. Clayton34A. Forshaw14M. de Roon10Álvaro Negredo29R. Gestede18C. StuaniSunderlandD. Moyes (awayFormation)#Name13J. Pickford16J. O’Shea2B. Jones21Javi Manquillo4J. Denayer6L. Cattermole8J. Rodwell24D. Gibson9F. Borini10W. Khazri44A. Januzaj17D. Ndong28V. Anichebe18J. DefoeMiddlesbrough#Name2Fábio29R. Gestede1D. Konstantopoulos5B.
EvertonI. Gueye (40′)R. Lukaku (80′)2FT0Click here to reveal spoilers.SunderlandStadium: Goodison Park (Liverpool)Attendance: 39595Referee: S. Attwell64366362BallPossessionShotsoff targetShotson targetPossession6436Shots off target63Shots on target62Fouls1016Corners106Offsides10Yellow Cards02Red Cards00EvertonR. Koeman (homeFormation)#Name1Joel Robles3L. Baines23S. Coleman5A. Williams25Ramiro Funes Mori2M. Schneiderlin17I. Gueye8R. Barkley16J. McCarthy26T. Davies19E. Valencia10R. Lukaku31A. Lookman11K. MirallasSunderlandD. Moyes (awayFormation)#Name13J. Pickford16J. O’Shea2B. Jones21Javi Manquillo23L. Koné3B. Oviedo7S. Larsson24D. Gibson39G. Honeyman17D. Ndong44A. Januzaj18J. Defoe9F. Borini10W.