Tag Archive: Rooney

Jun 12

England 1-1 Russia: Hodgson’s fluent midfield impresses, though second half change gives Slutsky an undeserved point

  The high standards in the English media have often seen Hodgson face the stick for playing uninspired and mundane formations despite getting the crucial 3 points via narrow wins. England’s game in Marseille on Saturday would have been the perfect occasion for the media to announce England as title contenders; but ironically Hodgson’s fluid and …

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Aug 07

Man United v Spurs Preview: Depay over Fellaini? Adds guile, but changes attacking shape drastically

The United Spurs game on Saturday, along with the Stoke Liverpool game on Sunday, is interestingly one of “those games” from last season that typically changed a fan’s vocabulary towards the club manager. Despite coming with a big name tag, Van Gaal didn’t manage to win over majority of the United faithful in the first …

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Mar 10

Manchester United 1 – 2 Arsenal: Di Maria’s wide positioning and Wenger’s reply to Van Gaal’s second half changes

In the prelude to this FA Cup Quarters between United and Arsenal, there were multiple references to Arsenal’s solid away performance at Manchester City, and United’s shaky but effective win at the Emirates earlier this season. This high tempo game at Old Trafford was completely different from United’s 2-1 victory, especially in terms of dominating …

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Nov 23

Arsenal 1-2 Man Utd; Wilshere the difference as Van Gaal wins the numbers game

Manchester United earned their first away win of the season at the Emirates beating Arsenal 2-1 against all odds. Antonio Valencia had his shot deflected and converted into an owngoal by Gibbs, while Rooney made it 2-0 after a quick counter from an Arsenal corner. Oliver Giroud pegged one back with a sweet strike from …

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May 15

EPL Clubs 2013-14 Season Tactical Review : An array of styles in midfield

Manchester City were crowned the Champions of England after what could be called as probably the most exciting premier league season ever. Last time City won the league, it was branded the best finish to the league, but Pellegrini and Co. were in the driving seat and chose to steer clear of any sort of …

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