Category Archives: UK Football

Gibraltar 1:0 Latvia | Gibraltar’s first home win and second win overall

Tiny Gibraltar registered their maiden home win when they beat Latvia 1:0 in a friendly. The game was played in at the Victoria Stadium and was won thanks to a deflected late free kick from Notts County’s Liam Walker. It was Gibraltar’s first win since their 1:0 win over Malta back in 2014.

A disappointing result for Latvia, who were present at Euro 2004 and even managed a draw with world champions Germany in the group stages of that tournament. Current manager Aleksandrs Starkovs (he was also the person who lead them to Euro 2004) is in his third term as Latvian manager. Recent results have not been great for Latvia (they even lost to the Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying)

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

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