Category Archives: UK Football

Zenit 3-0 Celtic Europa League Second Leg February 2018- Hoops stumble out of Europe again

Scotland’s last remaining representative in European competition went out rather tamely as Celtic slumped to a 3:0 loss against Zenit St.Petersburg in the second leg of their Europa League Round of 32 tie.

Brendan Rodgers’ men had won the first leg 1:0, and had progressed from the last ten European knockout ties where they had won the first leg. A disastrous recent away record in Europe (last clean sheet on the road was back in 2009 against Hamburg), and Zenit’s impressive home form (2 defeats in the last 15 years at home in European competition) were the factors against them.

The 3:0 defeat was Celtic’s heaviest away one in the Europa League (Or the UEFA Cup as it was called back then) since a 5:1 loss to Neuchatel Xamak in the Ro32 nearly three decades ago.

The manner of the defeat would’ve definitely hurt Celtic fans. None of Zenit’s goals were superb or spectacular, and if it had been prime Artur Boruc in goal instead of Dorus de Vries, the story might have been different. Continue reading Zenit 3-0 Celtic Europa League Second Leg February 2018- Hoops stumble out of Europe again

Will Grigg now has more goals against the top six Premier League sides than Romelu Lukaku

An amazing little stat this one, following Wigan Atheltic’s stunning win over Manchester City at the DW Stadium. Grigg scored in the 79th minute as the Latics stunned Pep Guardiola’s side on Monday evening.

Grigg now has more goals against top six sides in the Premier League than Romelu Lukaku. Grigg is also the top scorer in the FA Cup currently. Wigan are currently in League One, the third tier of English football, two levels behind City, who lead the PL and are odds on to defend their title.

Grigg’s goal continued Wigan’s great record against City, having beaten them in the 2013 FA Cup final and in the quarters of the 2014/15 FA Cup.

Check out Grigg’s goal v Man City- a bit of a brainfart from Kyle Walker one has to say!

Jesse Lingard goal v Yeovil 2018 Video | Lingard Messi like goal

Jesse Lingard is in some great form currently and here is the United star with another great Cup goal, this time against Yeovil Town in the fourth round on January 26, 2018 (Friday). Essentially picks up the ball near midfield and gallops forward. Yeovil defenders surround him but for some weid reason, don’t attempt to tackle, and he then smashes a low shot in. It was his first goal of the game and United’s third- the Red Devils went to beat their L2 opponents 4-0. Continue reading Jesse Lingard goal v Yeovil 2018 Video | Lingard Messi like goal

Axel Tuanzebe Aston Villa | Man Utd defender joins AVFC on loan

Aston Villa have completed the signing of young defender Axel Tuanzebe on loan from Manchester United till the end of the 2017/18 season. The 21 year old becomes the third United player to be sent out on loan in January 2018 after James Wilson (Sheff Utd) and Demetri Mitchell (Heart of Midlothian), and is also Villa’s first signing of the winter window.

Villa are managed by ex United great Steve Bruce, and the latter’s presence was a key reason for Jose Mourinho to send the England U21 international to Villa Park. Villa, fourth in the Championship currently, also have another United academy graduate in their ranks in the form of Sam Johnstone (also on loan) Continue reading Axel Tuanzebe Aston Villa | Man Utd defender joins AVFC on loan

Video Kenedy skill vs Norwich 2018 FA Cup | Kenedy Ivo Pinto Nutmeg

Chelsea might have had a hard time in their Cup clash against Norwich last night, but youngster Kenedy was one of the shining lights for the Blues. He not only assisted Michy batshuayi’s opener, but also produced this very nice piece of skill to nutmeg Ivo Pinto. A great tribute to Ronaldinho on the day he retired, one could say Continue reading Video Kenedy skill vs Norwich 2018 FA Cup | Kenedy Ivo Pinto Nutmeg

Seagulls target tired Blues

Brighton will look to upset a tired Chelsea side when they host Antonio Conte’s men in the first game of Match Week 24 at the Amex Stadium. The Blues were taken the distance by Championship outfit Norwich in their midweek Cup replay, exactly the kind of tie Antonio Conte would not have wanted, and will now be in league action less than 72 hours later against Chris Hughton’s men. Continue reading Seagulls target tired Blues