Archive for May 2011

2011/12 A-League fixtures released

Tuesday, 31st May 2011 11:39pm
The Football Federation Australia (FFA) has released the fixture list for the A-League 2011/12 season.

With North Queenland Fury gone, the league reverts back to ten teams and hence no bye.

The league will start at a later date in October after the AFL and Rugby League have finished their finals.

Newcastle Jets will kickoff the new season with a clash against the Melbourne Heart on 8 October.

The last home and away fixture will be played on 25th of March 2011 with the Grand Final set for end of April.


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Swansea in top flight

Tuesday, 31st May 2011 11:32pm
Swansea got promoted into the English Premiership after winning the Championship playoff final against Reading.

Three goals in the first half helped Swansea win 4-2 to become the first Welsh team to play in the Premiership.

Swansea joins QPR and Norwich who were promoted directly after coming first and second respectively.

Swansea has played in the top flight before in the old First Division but that was some 28 years ago.


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Barca outclass Man Utd in UCL final

Sunday, 29th May 2011 10:51pm
The Spanish giants outclassed Manchester United as they won the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley 3-1.

Barca scored first and Man Utd responded to make sure the match was drawn at half-time.

In the second half the Spanish champions made sure that once again the won by a two a goal margin like they did two years ago.

The English champions had gone into the match undefeated in the competition but they were second best for most of the match.

Here is a table showing is this season's competition in one big table:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Barcelona 13 9 31 309 2130
Man United 13 9 31 197 1230
Real Madrid 12 8 31 256 1927
Schalke 04 12 7 23 2214 823
Shakhtar Donetsk 10 7 03 1914 521
Chelsea 10 6 13 177 1019
Bayern Munich 8 6 02 199 1018
Arsenal 8 5 03 2111 1015
Tottenham 10 4 33 1916 315
Marseille 8 4 13 135 813
Inter Milan 10 4 15 1821 -313
Valencia 8 3 32 178 912
FC Copenhagen 8 3 23 77 011
Lyon 8 3 23 1214 -211
Roma 8 3 14 1217 -510
27AC Milan 8 2 33 78 -19
Spartak Moscow 6 3 03 710 -39
Braga 6 3 03 511 -69
Ajax 6 2 13 610 -47
Twente 6 1 32 911 -26
Rubin 6 1 32 24 -26
Basel 6 2 04 811 -36
Rangers 6 1 32 36 -36
Benfica 6 2 04 712 -56
Hapoel Tel Aviv 6 1 23 710 -35
Werder Bremen 6 1 23 612 -65
CFR 6 1 14 612 -64
Auxerre 6 1 05 312 -93
Panathinaikos 6 0 24 213 -112
Bursaspor 6 0 15 216 -141
Partizan 6 0 06 213 -110
Zilina 6 0 06 319 -160



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Chelsea sack Ancelotti

Tuesday, 24th May 2011 1:37pm
Chelsea sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti after the club finished second in the league but failed to win any trophies.

Ancelotti won the double last season in his first season with the club and whilst the club started very well and deep in form in the October/November made sure the club lost ground on the title.

At time in February the club was fighting for a champions league place but a strong finish to the season catapuled the club to a respectable second place.

Here is some of the stats for Ancelotti's Chelsea:


Ancelotti's Chelsea
Final position2
Played38
Points71
Won21
Drawn8
Lost9
Goal difference36
Clean sheets15
Failed to score9
Goals scored69
Goals conceded33
Ave. goals scored1.8
Ave. goals conceded0.9
Biggest winChelsea 6 - 0 W Brom
Wigan 0 - 6 Chelsea
Biggest lossChelsea 0 - 3 Sunderland
Scored 3 or more11
Conceded 3 or more3
Scored 5 or more2
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played19
Points45
Won14
Drawn3
Lost2
Goal difference26
Goals scored39
Goals conceded13
Ave. goals scored2.1
Ave. goals conceded0.7
Away matches
Played19
Points26
Won7
Drawn5
Lost7
Goal difference10
Goals scored30
Goals conceded20
Ave. goals scored1.6
Ave. goals conceded1.1

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Del Neri, Juventus part ways

Tuesday, 24th May 2011 1:35pm
Luigi Del Neri will leave Juventus after one season after the club finished outside the European places.

Juventus finished in seventh place and needed to finish in at least sixth place to secure a Europa place.

Del Neri came to Juve after guiding now relegated Sampdoria to a Champions League place.

Here is some of the stats for Juventus in the 2010/11 season:


Del Neri's Juve
Final position7
Played38
Points58
Won15
Drawn13
Lost10
Goal difference10
Clean sheets10
Failed to score10
Goals scored57
Goals conceded47
Ave. goals scored1.5
Ave. goals conceded1.2
Biggest winUdinese 0 - 4 Juventus
Juventus 4 - 0 Lecce
Biggest lossJuventus 1 - 4 Parma
Napoli 3 - 0 Juventus
Scored 3 or more8
Conceded 3 or more4
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played19
Points30
Won8
Drawn6
Lost5
Goal difference4
Goals scored35
Goals conceded31
Ave. goals scored1.8
Ave. goals conceded1.6
Away matches
Played19
Points28
Won7
Drawn7
Lost5
Goal difference6
Goals scored22
Goals conceded16
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded0.8

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Can Blackpool win at Old Trafford?

Sunday, 22nd May 2011 9:50pm
Blackpool will play champions Manchester United knowing that a victory will go a long in securing their place for a second season in the English Premiership.

If they win they will become the first side to win at Old Trafford this season and if they draw they will only the second team to do so this season.

United are unbeaten at home but they have already won the championship and are also preparing for the Champions League final next week against Barcelona.

Depending on other results a draw or a narrow loss could see Blackpool extend their stay in the top flight.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:



Man UnitedBlackpool
Rank118
Played3737
Points7739
Drawn119
Won2210
Lost418
Goal difference39-21
Clean sheets156
Failed to score58
Goals scored7453
Goals conceded3574
Ave. goals scored2.01.4
Ave. goals conceded0.92.0
Biggest winMan United 7 - 1 Blackburn
Wigan 0 - 4 Blackpool
Biggest lossLiverpool 3 - 1 Man United
Arsenal 6 - 0 Blackpool
Scored 3 or more104
Conceded 3 or more214
Scored 5 or more20
Conceded 5 or more02
Home matches
Played1819
Points5220
Drawn15
Won175
Lost09
Goal difference35-7
Goals scored4530
Goals conceded1037
Ave. goals scored2.51.6
Ave. goals conceded0.61.9
Away matches
Played1918
Points2519
Drawn104
Won55
Lost49
Goal difference4-14
Goals scored2923
Goals conceded2537
Ave. goals scored1.51.3
Ave. goals conceded1.32.1

Recent Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2010/11 24Blackpool2Manchester United3

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Relegation battle: Stoke vs Wigan

Sunday, 22nd May 2011 8:35pm
The FA runners-up Stoke City will face a Wigan team needing at least a win to secure its premiership status in the last round of the English Premiership.

A win will not necessarily guarantee Wigan a stay in the Premiership.

If they win and Wolves and Blackburn draw then they will stay up.

Also goal could come to their aid if they win and better both Birmingham and Blackpool's goal difference.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:



WiganStoke
Rank19 9
Played3737
Points3946
Drawn157
Won813
Lost1417
Goal difference-22-1
Clean sheets69
Failed to score1312
Goals scored3946
Goals conceded6147
Ave. goals scored1.11.2
Ave. goals conceded1.61.3
Biggest winWigan 2 - 0 Wolves
Blackpool 1 - 3 Wigan
Stoke 4 - 0 Newcastle
Biggest lossWigan 0 - 6 Chelsea
West Ham 3 - 0 Stoke
Man City 3 - 0 Stoke
Scored 3 or more36
Conceded 3 or more73
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more10
Home matches
Played1918
Points2334
Drawn84
Won510
Lost64
Goal difference-1214
Goals scored2231
Goals conceded3417
Ave. goals scored1.21.7
Ave. goals conceded1.80.9
Away matches
Played1819
Points1612
Drawn73
Won33
Lost813
Goal difference-10-15
Goals scored1715
Goals conceded2730
Ave. goals scored0.90.8
Ave. goals conceded1.51.6

Recent Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2008/9 12Wigan0Stoke City0
2008/9 37Stoke City2Wigan0
2009/10 16Stoke City2Wigan2
2009/10 26Wigan1Stoke City1
2010/11 16Wigan2Stoke City2

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Relegation battle: Wolves vs Blackburn

Sunday, 22nd May 2011 8:31pm
One of the relegation battles on the last day of the 2010/11 fixture will be be the fixture between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers.

Both teams will survive if they win the tie and any other result will depend on the other four fixtures that involve relegation.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:



BlackburnWolves
Rank1516
Played3737
Points4040
Drawn107
Won1011
Lost1719
Goal difference-14-19
Clean sheets85
Failed to score1010
Goals scored4344
Goals conceded5763
Ave. goals scored1.21.2
Ave. goals conceded1.51.7
Biggest winBlackburn 3 - 0 Wolves
Wolves 4 - 0 Blackpool
Biggest lossMan United 7 - 1 Blackburn
Blackburn 3 - 0 Wolves
Wolves 0 - 3 Liverpool
Newcastle 4 - 1 Wolves
Wolves 0 - 3 Everton
Stoke 3 - 0 Wolves
Scored 3 or more46
Conceded 3 or more69
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more10
Home matches
Played1918
Points2828
Drawn74
Won78
Lost56
Goal difference61
Goals scored2228
Goals conceded1627
Ave. goals scored1.21.6
Ave. goals conceded0.81.5
Away matches
Played1819
Points1212
Drawn33
Won33
Lost1213
Goal difference-20-20
Goals scored2116
Goals conceded4136
Ave. goals scored1.20.8
Ave. goals conceded2.31.9

Recent Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2009/10 5Blackburn3Wolverhampton Wanderers1
2009/10 36Wolverhampton Wanderers1Blackburn1
2010/11 16Blackburn3Wolverhampton Wanderers0

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Man City climbs to third

Wednesday, 18th May 2011 1:36pm
Manchester City are now in third place on the table after beating fellow FA Cup finalist Stoke City at Eastlands.

FA Cup winners Man City climbed the ladder to third after beating Stoke 3-nil and now Arsenal have slid down to fourth.

Third place has no pre-qualifying matches for the Champions League and now its down to the last round to see who finishes third.

Arsenal for a long time this season gunning for the title now know that third place is not in their hands anymore after losing to Aston Villa at the weekend.

The Gunners face Fulham away and City will play Bolton.

A win for City will guarantee them third place.

Here is the form table for the last six fixtures for each team:


TeamPWDLForAGDPtsStreak
Liverpool 6 4 11 175 1213WDWWWL
Chelsea 6 4 11 147 713WWWWLD
Man City 6 4 02 86 212LWWLWW
Man United 6 3 21 63 311WDWLWD
Aston Villa 6 3 21 86 211WWDLDW
Everton 6 3 12 84 410WWLDWL
Fulham 6 3 12 118 310LDWWLW
W Brom 6 3 12 1011 -110WLDWLW
Stoke 6 2 22 98 18LDWDWL
Wigan 6 2 22 1010 08LWLDDW
Wolves 6 2 22 810 -28LDLDWW
Tottenham 6 1 32 99 06DDLDLW
Bolton 6 2 04 911 -26WWLLLL
Blackburn 6 1 32 46 -26DLLWDD
Blackpool 6 1 32 811 -36LLDDDW
Newcastle 6 1 32 58 -36LDDLWD
Sunderland 6 2 04 914 -56LLWLWL
Arsenal 6 1 23 811 -35DDLWLL
Bham City 6 1 14 513 -84WLLDLL
West Ham 6 0 15 514 -91LLLLDL

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West Ham relegated as Grant is sacked

Tuesday, 17th May 2011 1:03pm
West Ham got relegated in round 37 of the English Premiership after losing 3-2 to fellow relegation strugglers Wigan Athletic.

After the match Avram Grant, the Hammers manager got sacked and will therefore not take any in their last fixture of the season.

The Hammers needed to win in order to extend their stay at least to the last round but the last minute Wigan goal means that they can only finish on 35 points if they win their last fixture which is not enough to stay in the league.

Here is some of the stats for Grant's West Ham for the 2010/11 season:


Grant's West Ham
Rank20
Played37
Points33
Won7
Drawn12
Lost18
Goal difference-24
Clean sheets5
Failed to score12
Goals scored43
Goals conceded67
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded1.8
Biggest winWest Ham 3 - 0 Stoke
Biggest lossNewcastle 5 - 0 West Ham
Scored 3 or more6
Conceded 3 or more13
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played18
Points20
Won5
Drawn5
Lost8
Goal difference-4
Goals scored24
Goals conceded28
Ave. goals scored1.3
Ave. goals conceded1.6
Away matches
Played19
Points13
Won2
Drawn7
Lost10
Goal difference-20
Goals scored19
Goals conceded39
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded2.1


At the DW Stadium, West Ham were leading at half time but they went on to lose the match and this was only the second match they have done that.

However, the Hammers never managed to overturn a match where they were themselves losing at the break.

In eleven matches were they were losing they have gone to lose and here is trend stats:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
West Ham leading at half time, West Ham winning at full time 624.0
West Ham leading at half time, West Ham losing at full time 28.0
West Ham trailing at half time, West Ham winning at full time 00.0
West Ham trailing at half time, West Ham losing at full time 1144.0
West Ham drawing at half time, West Ham winning at full time 14.0
West Ham drawing at half time, West Ham losing at full time 520.0
Matches ending in result 2567.6

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Man Utd claim 19th title

Sunday, 15th May 2011 7:59am
Manchester United claimed its 19th title after a one-all draw against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Man United only needed a draw to make sure that second placed Chelsea could not overtake them and they got the point with a second half penalty.

United's last match of the season will be against Blackpool next week at Old Trafford.

Here is some of the stats for Man United so far this season:

Man United
Rank1
Played37
Points77
Won22
Drawn11
Lost4
Goal difference39
Clean sheets15
Failed to score5
Goals scored74
Goals conceded35
Ave. goals scored2.0
Ave. goals conceded0.9
Biggest winMan United 7 - 1 Blackburn
Biggest lossLiverpool 3 - 1 Man United
Scored 3 or more10
Conceded 3 or more2
Scored 5 or more2
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played18
Points52
Won17
Drawn1
Lost0
Goal difference35
Goals scored45
Goals conceded10
Ave. goals scored2.5
Ave. goals conceded0.6
Away matches
Played19
Points25
Won5
Drawn10
Lost4
Goal difference4
Goals scored29
Goals conceded25
Ave. goals scored1.5
Ave. goals conceded1.3

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Fifth vs sixth: Liverpool vs Spurs

Saturday, 14th May 2011 10:23pm
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs will meet in round 37 of the English Premiership to fight for the Europa place.

Spurs have been fighting for a place in the top four all season but recent results have meant that the North Londoners have now slipped down to sixth on table and in danger of missing European football altogether next season.

On the other hand Liverpool have had a dramatic second half of the season under Kenny Daglish and are now fighting for a place in the Europa Cup next season.

A win or a draw for Liverpool will be enough to secure fifth place and Spurs has to win to remain in the race.

A win for Spurs means the battle for fifth place will be settled in the last round of the season.

Here is some stats for the two teams so far:



LiverpoolTottenham
Position56
Played3636
Points5856
Drawn714
Won1714
Lost128
Goal difference186
Clean sheets147
Failed to score58
Goals scored5951
Goals conceded4145
Ave. goals scored1.61.4
Ave. goals conceded1.11.3
Biggest winLiverpool 5 - 0 Bham City
Tottenham 3 - 1 Wolves
Tottenham 4 - 2 Blackburn
Tottenham 2 - 0 Newcastle
Biggest lossMan City 3 - 0 Liverpool
Man United 2 - 0 Tottenham
Bolton 4 - 2 Tottenham
Blackpool 3 - 1 Tottenham
Scored 3 or more86
Conceded 3 or more54
Scored 5 or more20
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played1818
Points4033
Drawn49
Won128
Lost21
Goal difference2510
Goals scored3728
Goals conceded1218
Ave. goals scored2.11.6
Ave. goals conceded0.71.0
Away matches
Played1818
Points1823
Drawn35
Won56
Lost107
Goal difference-7-4
Goals scored2223
Goals conceded2927
Ave. goals scored1.21.3
Ave. goals conceded1.61.5

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2007/8 9Liverpool2Tottenham2
2007/8 38Tottenham0Liverpool2
2008/9 11Tottenham2Liverpool1
2008/9 38Liverpool3Tottenham1
2009/10 1Tottenham2Liverpool1
2009/10 21Liverpool2Tottenham0
2010/11 15Tottenham2Liverpool1

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Relegation battle: Wigan vs West Ham

Saturday, 14th May 2011 10:18pm
The bottom two teams in the English Premiership, Wigan and West Ham meet in round 37 in a match neither team can afford to lose.

A loss for West Ham will spell relegation as that will mean they will only have three points to play for to bring their tally to 36 points.

A win will mean the Hammers can potentially finish on 39 points which will save them depending on other results.

A win for Wigan will take them to 39 points and the win will mean their fate will be in their own hands come the last weekend of the season.

A draw will also not do for the Hammers but that will spell relegation because then their maximum points will be 37 points.

Wigan could however do with a draw because a win in their last match could be enough to save them depending on other results.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams after 36 matches:



West HamWigan
Rank2019
Played3636
Points3336
Drawn1215
Won77
Lost1714
Goal difference-23-23
Clean sheets56
Failed to score1213
Goals scored4136
Goals conceded6459
Ave. goals scored1.11.0
Ave. goals conceded1.81.6
Biggest winWest Ham 3 - 0 Stoke
Wigan 2 - 0 Wolves
Blackpool 1 - 3 Wigan
Biggest lossNewcastle 5 - 0 West Ham
Wigan 0 - 6 Chelsea
Scored 3 or more62
Conceded 3 or more127
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more11
Home matches
Played1818
Points2020
Drawn58
Won54
Lost86
Goal difference-4-13
Goals scored2419
Goals conceded2832
Ave. goals scored1.31.1
Ave. goals conceded1.61.8
Away matches
Played1818
Points1316
Drawn77
Won23
Lost98
Goal difference-19-10
Goals scored1717
Goals conceded3627
Ave. goals scored0.90.9
Ave. goals conceded2.01.5

Recent Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2007/8 4West Ham1Wigan1
2007/8 25Wigan1West Ham0
2008/9 1West Ham2Wigan1
2008/9 28Wigan0West Ham1
2009/10 5Wigan1West Ham0
2009/10 36West Ham3Wigan2
2010/11 15West Ham3Wigan1

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Barca wraps up La Liga title

Thursday, 12th May 2011 1:34pm
Barcelona wrapped up the La Liga title after the draw against Levante with two matches to spare.

Barca only needed a draw to win its third successive title because it has a better head-to-head record over Real Madrid who are six points behind.

Real had won its fixture against Getafe 4-nil the day before meaning that Barca still needed the draw to seal up the title and concentrate on the Champions League final against Manchester United.

Here is some of the stats for the La Liga champions so far this season:


Barcelona
Position1
Played36
Points92
Won29
Drawn5
Lost2
Goal difference72
Clean sheets18
Failed to score1
Goals scored92
Goals conceded20
Ave. goals scored2.6
Ave. goals conceded0.6
Biggest winAlmeria 0 - 8 Barcelona
Biggest lossBarcelona 0 - 2 Hercules
Scored 3 or more17
Conceded 3 or more0
Scored 5 or more5
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played18
Points49
Won16
Drawn1
Lost1
Goal difference36
Goals scored46
Goals conceded10
Ave. goals scored2.6
Ave. goals conceded0.6
Away matches
Played18
Points43
Won13
Drawn4
Lost1
Goal difference36
Goals scored46
Goals conceded10
Ave. goals scored2.6
Ave. goals conceded0.6

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AC Milan clinch Serie A title

Sunday, 8th May 2011 9:44pm
AC Milan clinched the 2010/11 Seria A title after a goalless draw against AS Roma.

AC Milan needed only a draw to make sure they finished above second placed Inter Milan and a draw against Champions League chasing Roma was enough.

AC won the title with two matches to spare and their next match will be a home match against Cagliari.

Here are some of the stats for AC Milan so far this season:


AC Milan
Played36
Points78
Won23
Drawn9
Lost4
Goal difference38
Clean sheets19
Failed to score5
Goals scored61
Goals conceded23
Ave. goals scored1.7
Ave. goals conceded0.6
Biggest winAC Milan 4 - 0 Lecce
AC Milan 4 - 0 Parma
Biggest lossCesena 2 - 0 AC Milan
Scored 3 or more11
Conceded 3 or more1
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played18
Points40
Won12
Drawn4
Lost2
Goal difference27
Goals scored38
Goals conceded11
Ave. goals scored2.1
Ave. goals conceded0.6
Away matches
Played18
Points38
Won11
Drawn5
Lost2
Goal difference11
Goals scored23
Goals conceded12
Ave. goals scored1.3
Ave. goals conceded0.7

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First vs second: Man Utd vs Chelsea

Saturday, 7th May 2011 11:33pm
One of the key fixtures of the English Premiership round 36 will see leaders Manchester United take on second placed Chelsea at Old Trafford.

The two teams are separated by just three points and a win for the visitors will see them top the league table.

A win for Manchester United will mean they will need one more win to clinch their 19th title.

A draw will be to United's advantage especially with just two matches left until the end of the season.

In their last two matches, United will play Blackburn away and Blackpool at home whilst Chelsea will play Newcastle at home and Everton away.

Interestingly when the two teams last met in March in the league, Chelsea were fourth then but they have since pulled themselves into second place.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:



ChelseaMan United
Position21
Played3535
Points7073
Drawn710
Won2121
Lost74
Goal difference3838
Clean sheets1515
Failed to score85
Goals scored6671
Goals conceded2833
Ave. goals scored1.92.0
Ave. goals conceded0.80.9
Biggest winChelsea 6 - 0 W Brom
Wigan 0 - 6 Chelsea
Man United 7 - 1 Blackburn
Biggest lossChelsea 0 - 3 Sunderland
Liverpool 3 - 1 Man United
Scored 3 or more1110
Conceded 3 or more32
Scored 5 or more22
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played1817
Points4449
Drawn21
Won1416
Lost20
Goal difference2634
Goals scored3743
Goals conceded119
Ave. goals scored2.12.5
Ave. goals conceded0.60.5
Away matches
Played1718
Points2624
Drawn59
Won75
Lost54
Goal difference124
Goals scored2928
Goals conceded1724
Ave. goals scored1.71.6
Ave. goals conceded1.01.3

Recent Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2007/8 7Manchester United2Chelsea0
2007/8 36Chelsea2Manchester United1
2007/8 13Manchester United1Chelsea1
2008/9 5Chelsea1Manchester United1
2008/9 21Manchester United3Chelsea0
2009/10 12Chelsea1Manchester United0
2009/10 33Manchester United1Chelsea2
2010/11 28Chelsea2Manchester United1

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Black Country derby : Wolves vs West Brom

Saturday, 7th May 2011 11:30pm
The second ever English Premiership Black Country derby will be played in round 36 as Wolverhampton Wanderers host West Bromwich Albion.

A few months ago this fixture looked like it was going to be a relegation dog fight but the Baggies have steered themselves from relegation and are now fighting to get their best ever finish in the premiership.

Wolves on the other hand are second from bottom and a win is crucial here especially as there will be two matches left after this match.

The two teams met in February and the match was drawn.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:



West BromWolves
Position1119
Played3535
Points4334
Drawn107
Won119
Lost1419
Goal difference-14-23
Clean sheets15
Failed to score910
Goals scored5138
Goals conceded6561
Ave. goals scored1.51.1
Ave. goals conceded1.91.7
Biggest winEverton 1 - 4 W Brom
Wolves 4 - 0 Blackpool
Biggest lossChelsea 6 - 0 W Brom
Blackburn 3 - 0 Wolves
Wolves 0 - 3 Liverpool
Newcastle 4 - 1 Wolves
Wolves 0 - 3 Everton
Stoke 3 - 0 Wolves
Scored 3 or more84
Conceded 3 or more79
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more10
Home matches
Played1817
Points2725
Drawn64
Won77
Lost56
Goal difference-1-1
Goals scored2925
Goals conceded3026
Ave. goals scored1.61.5
Ave. goals conceded1.71.5
Away matches
Played1718
Points169
Drawn43
Won42
Lost913
Goal difference-13-22
Goals scored2213
Goals conceded3535
Ave. goals scored1.30.7
Ave. goals conceded2.11.9

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2010/11 28West Bromwich Albion1Wolverhampton Wanderers1

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Serie A round 36: Roma vs AC Milan

Saturday, 7th May 2011 11:24pm
AS Roma and AC Milan meet in Serie A's round with the visitors only needing a draw to clinch the title.

AC Milan are eight points ahead of rivals and champions Inter Milan and one more point will meet that Inter will not be able to catch AC Milan.

AC Milan have a better head to head record if the two teams were to finish on equal points.

Roma's battle is to finish in the Champions League places.

They trail local rivals Lazio by a single point.

The highest Roma can finish at the moment is fourth and a win is crucial in bringing Champions League football next season.

In their earlier meeting at the San Siro, Roma edged out AC Milan 1-nil.

Here are some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:



AC MilanRoma
Rank15
Played3535
Points7759
Drawn88
Won2317
Lost410
Goal difference386
Clean sheets1813
Failed to score45
Goals scored6155
Goals conceded2349
Ave. goals scored1.71.6
Ave. goals conceded0.71.4
Biggest winAC Milan 4 - 0 Lecce
AC Milan 4 - 0 Parma
Roma 3 - 0 Cagliari
Biggest lossCesena 2 - 0 AC Milan
Cagliari 5 - 1 Roma
Scored 3 or more116
Conceded 3 or more15
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more02
Home matches
Played1817
Points4034
Drawn44
Won1210
Lost23
Goal difference2711
Goals scored3828
Goals conceded1117
Ave. goals scored2.11.6
Ave. goals conceded0.61.0
Away matches
Played1718
Points3725
Drawn44
Won117
Lost27
Goal difference11-5
Goals scored2327
Goals conceded1232
Ave. goals scored1.41.5
Ave. goals conceded0.71.8

Recent Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2010/11 17AC Milan0AS Roma1

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Porto, Barga to meet in Europa final

Saturday, 7th May 2011 11:18pm
Portuguese teams FC Porto and Sporting Braga will meet in the Europa Cup final.

Porto overcome Villareal 7-4 on aggregate whilst Braga 1-nil win over Benfica in the second leg was enough to secure a place in the final on goal difference.

Braga started their European adventure in the Champions League where they finished third in their group and dropped to the Europa Cup.

Here is some of the stats for Braga in their Champions League matches:


Braga Champions League
Played6
Points9
Won3
Drawn0
Lost3
Goal difference-6
Clean sheets3
Failed to score3
Goals scored5
Goals conceded11
Ave. goals scored0.8
Ave. goals conceded1.8
Biggest winBraga 2 - 0 Partizan
Braga 2 - 0 Arsenal
Biggest lossArsenal 6 - 0 Braga
Scored 3 or more0
Conceded 3 or more2
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played3
Points6
Won2
Drawn0
Lost1
Goal difference1
Goals scored4
Goals conceded3
Ave. goals scored1.3
Ave. goals conceded1.0
Away matches
Played3
Points3
Won1
Drawn0
Lost2
Goal difference-7
Goals scored1
Goals conceded8
Ave. goals scored0.3
Ave. goals conceded2.7

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Man Utd to meet Barca in final

Thursday, 5th May 2011 7:50am
Manchester United dispatched Schalke 6-1 on aggregate and they will meet Barcelona in the final at Wembley.

Man Utd won the first leg 2-nil and they were 2-1 up by the end of the first half at Old Trafford.

Barcelona drew with Real Madrid to win with a 3-1 aggregate.

The final mirrors the 2009 final which Barcelona won 2-nil.

I will take a look at look at how all teams would rank when put into one table including all the matches the teams have played up to now:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Man United 12 9 30 184 1430
Barcelona 12 8 31 278 1927
Real Madrid 12 8 31 256 1927
Schalke 04 12 7 23 2214 823
Shakhtar Donetsk 10 7 03 1914 521
Chelsea 10 6 13 177 1019
Bayern Munich 8 6 02 199 1018
Arsenal 8 5 03 2111 1015
Tottenham 10 4 33 1916 315
Marseille 8 4 13 135 813
Inter Milan 10 4 15 1821 -313
Valencia 8 3 32 178 912
FC Copenhagen 8 3 23 77 011
Lyon 8 3 23 1214 -211
Roma 8 3 14 1217 -510
AC Milan 8 2 33 78 -19
Spartak Moscow 6 3 03 710 -39
Braga 6 3 03 511 -69
Ajax 6 2 13 610 -47
Twente 6 1 32 911 -26
Rubin 6 1 32 24 -26
Basel 6 2 04 811 -36
Rangers 6 1 32 36 -36
Benfica 6 2 04 712 -56
Hapoel Tel Aviv 6 1 23 710 -35
Werder Bremen 6 1 23 612 -65
CFR 6 1 14 612 -64
Auxerre 6 1 05 312 -93
Panathinaikos 6 0 24 213 -112
Bursaspor 6 0 15 216 -141
Partizan 6 0 06 213 -110
Zilina 6 0 06 319 -160


So Man Utd stand out as the team still to lose a match in the competition.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have an almost identical record if you look at all the matches.


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Barca marches to Wembley final

Wednesday, 4th May 2011 10:51pm
Barcelona reached the UEFA Champions league final after beating rivals Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate.

Barca won the first leg 2-nil and then the second leg was drawn one-all and they reach the final for the second time in three years.

Barca will meet the winner between Manchester United and Schalke.


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Norwich gains EPL automatic promotion

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 1:36pm
Norwich beat Portsmouth 1-nil to secure second place in the Championship and automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Cardiff could have pushed the fight to the last match but they were shocked by Middlesbrough losing 3-nil at home.

Cardiff will now have to fight it out in the playoffs with Swansea, Reading and Nottingham Forest.

Leeds have a mathematical chance of a playoff but it looks unlikely because of the big goal difference that has to be overcome.

The promotion means Norwich have secured back to back promotions and will be back in the top flight after a six year absence.

Norwich joins Queens Park Rangers who won the Championship title.


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Rangers secure promotion

Monday, 2nd May 2011 10:37pm
Queens Park Rangers will be back in the English Premiership after securing the Championship title over the weekend.

Rangers on 88 points can no longer be overtaken and they still have one more match to play.

Rangers will be back in the Premier League after a 15 year absence.

Norwich are currently in second place whilst Cardiff City are third. Both teams have two matches to play.

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Dortmund clinches Bundesliga title

Monday, 2nd May 2011 10:12pm
Borussia Dortmund clinched the Bundesliga title after beating Nuremberg 2-nil whilst second placed lost 2-nil to Cologne.

This is Dortmund's first title in nine seasons and they won it with two rounds to spare.

Meanwhile Leverkusen still needs at least two points to secure second place after Bayern Munich beat Champions League semi-finalists Schalke 4-1.

Here is some of the stats for Dortmund so far this season:


Borussia Dortmund
Played32
Points72
Won22
Drawn6
Lost4
Goal difference45
Clean sheets14
Failed to score5
Goals scored64
Goals conceded19
Ave. goals scored2.0
Ave. goals conceded0.6
Biggest winDortmund 5 - 0 Kaiser
Biggest lossDortmund 0 - 2 Leverkusen
Scored 3 or more11
Conceded 3 or more0
Scored 5 or more1
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played16
Points37
Won11
Drawn4
Lost1
Goal difference25
Goals scored32
Goals conceded7
Ave. goals scored2.0
Ave. goals conceded0.4
Away matches
Played16
Points35
Won11
Drawn2
Lost3
Goal difference20
Goals scored32
Goals conceded12
Ave. goals scored2.0
Ave. goals conceded0.8

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Third vs first: Arsenal vs Man Utd

Sunday, 1st May 2011 7:54pm
Arsenal meet leaders Manchester United knowing that a win will bring them six points of their rivals.

The Gunners who lost their last match against Bolton will need to bounce back and make sure that that the worst position will at least be third.

A win for Manchester United will restore their six point gap over second placed Chelsea.

A loss wil mean that when the two teams meet next week they will be separated by just three points.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams this season:



ArsenalMan United
Position31
Played3434
Points6473
Drawn1010
Won1821
Lost63
Goal difference3139
Clean sheets1215
Failed to score64
Goals scored6771
Goals conceded3632
Ave. goals scored2.02.1
Ave. goals conceded1.10.9
Biggest winArsenal 6 - 0 Blackpool
Man United 7 - 1 Blackburn
Biggest lossChelsea 2 - 0 Arsenal
Liverpool 3 - 1 Man United
Scored 3 or more1110
Conceded 3 or more42
Scored 5 or more12
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played1717
Points3449
Drawn41
Won1016
Lost30
Goal difference1834
Goals scored3143
Goals conceded139
Ave. goals scored1.82.5
Ave. goals conceded0.80.5
Away matches
Played1717
Points3024
Drawn69
Won85
Lost33
Goal difference135
Goals scored3628
Goals conceded2323
Ave. goals scored2.11.6
Ave. goals conceded1.41.4

Recent Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2007/8 12Arsenal2Manchester United2
2007/8 34Manchester United2Arsenal1
2008/9 12Arsenal2Manchester United1
2008/9 11Manchester United1Arsenal0
2008/9 37Manchester United0Arsenal0
2009/10 4Manchester United2Arsenal1
2009/10 24Arsenal1Manchester United3
2010/11 17Manchester United1Arsenal0

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