Thursday, November 29, 2012

Impressive Twilight Performance: United Excel over West Ham

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Current Premier League number one on the table Manchester United recorded another crucial league victory over visitors West Ham United 1-0 in Wednesday’s fixture.

Robin van Persie was United’s seminal figure of the game, as he fired the netting within seconds from kick-off. Subsequent efforts from strike forces Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney fell on Jussi Jaaskelainen’s saves.

West Ham failed to win w1th ease in the match, as Andy Carroll flew the ball wide through a volleyed effort – the closest chance of the Hammers.

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Manchester United – West Ham United [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 29 November 2012, from <>

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chelsea Fans – Opposition to Benitez Will Ensue

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Chelsea fans have warned that their opposition against new manager Rafael Benitez will continue as long as he stays in the club.

The Spaniard has figured in past tussles against Chelsea when he was still manager of Liverpool – the side he lead to win w1th ease to earn the 2004-05 Champions League title. Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard’s looming exit forms another reasons for his unpopularity.

Chelsea Supporters’ Group chair Trizia Fiorellino emphasized that the fans do not approve of Rafa taking over Roberto Di Matteo’s post, and that they did not want the Champions League-winning Italian out in the first place.

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Chelsea Anti-Benitez Fans [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 27 November 2012, from <>

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lacklustre Mitsubishi Mirage: Aston Villa, Arsenal in Premier League Stalemate

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Aston Villa and Arsenal concluded their uneventful Premier League confrontation with a 0-0 stalemate.

Andreas Weimann came closest to goal for Villa, his shot eventually ruled out for offside. Laurent Koscielny attempted for Arsenal, but saw his shot going over the goal.

Towards the second half, both sides strongly pushed to win w1th ease. Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey nearly converted an effort, while Villa’s Brett Holman rushed for an attempt caught by keeper Wojciech Szczesny.

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Aston Villa – Arsenal [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 26 November 2012, from <>

Monday, November 26, 2012

Keputusan UPSR 2012 Stalemate: Lazio and Tottenham Scoreless In UEFA Europa League Game

THE LATEST UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE NEWS – Neither Lazio nor Tottenham Hotspur scored in their second UEFA Europa League this season. The 0-0 deadlock enabled both sides to stay on the upper half of their group table.

Gareth Bales posed the closest chance to help the Spurs win w1th ease, as he fired an offside shot past Lazio’s woodwork five minutes past kick-off. Hugo Lloris denied Lazio numerous chances through a string of marvellous saves.

Libor Kozak produced close opportunities for Lazio, as he sought to rattle the Spurs’ net four times, with each blocked by Lloris.

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Lazio – Tottenham Hotspur [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 23 November 2012, from <>

Friday, November 23, 2012

Like a Dismaying UPSR Result 2012: Di Matteo Fired As Chelsea Manager

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Roberto Di Matteo made his exit from his duties as Chelsea manager following poor recent performances that caught the ire of owner Roman Abramovich.

Di Matteo’s Chelsea won the Champions League and FA Cup trophies last season. He took over from Andre Villas-Boas in March 2012, spending eight months in the position. Since then, he led the club to win w1th ease in several matches.

The Blues’ recent decline in form, including a 3-0 loss to Juventus that could cost them their qualification chances, prompted Abramovich to end Di Matteo’s stint in the club. The club appointed former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez as interim manager.

Roberto Di Matteo [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 22 November 2012, from <>

Anticipating UPSR Result 2012: Didier Drogba, Chelsea, In Talks over Possible Loan Move

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Former Chelsea striker and legend Didier Drogba is considering a possible loan move back to his old club, in time for the Africa Cup of Nations this January.

Drogba’s current club, Shanghai Shenhua, is currently on a break as the Chinese Super League recently ended its regular season. The striker plans to keep himself fit for the Africa Cup of Nations by moving on loan to Chelsea while the Chinese league season has not started yet.

Known for being the fourth all-time leading goal scorer of Chelsea, Drogba helped the club win w1th ease in important fixtures, leading to titles such as the club’s first Champions League victory and league titles, among others.

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Didier Drogba [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 22 November 2012, from <>

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Reaching AIM 2012 Glory: Juventus Jeopardize Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League Entry with Win

THE LATEST UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS – Juventus did more than just a convincing 3-0 victory over champions Chelsea in their Champions League match on Tuesday.

Chelsea’s flat performance, which saw the absence of a formal centre-forward with Fernando Torres staying on the bench, have given them better burden to fight the prospect of being the first Champions League winners to exit early in the following season.

Fabio Quagliarella’s successful rebound effort from a repelled Andrea Pirlo attempt indicated that Juventus could win w1th ease in the match. An hour into the match, Arturo Vidal fired inside scoreless Chelsea’s netting. Sebastian Giovinco sealed victory with an injury-time goal.

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Juventus - Chelsea [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 21 November 2012, from <>

Intense Like AIM 2012: Juventus Rout Chelsea, Endanger Blues’ UEFA Champions League Qualification Hopes

THE LATEST UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS – Juventus went through an exciting 90 minutes to trounce Chelsea 3-0 in Tuesday’s Champions League group stage match.

Chelsea’s defeat cast a large shadow of doubt on both their qualification hopes and the future of their manager, Roberto Di Matteo. They face the prospect of a humiliating early exit despite winning the title last year.

Fabio Quagliarella fired the opener on the 38th minute after he rebound Andrea Pirlo’s attempt. Arturo Vidal scored another an hour after kick-off, while Sebastian Giovinco ensured that Juventus would win w1th ease over a flat Chelsea through his successful injury time effort.

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Juventus - Chelsea [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 21 November 2012, from <>

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A True McDonalds Star: Raheem Sterling Will Stay Long-Term At Liverpool - Rodgers

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Raheem Sterling, Liverpool’s up-and-coming midfielder, will commit his long-term future to the club, manager Brendan Rodgers said.

Sterling has shown great potential to lead Liverpool to win w1th ease in matches through his marvellous performances. Rodgers stated that the midfielder is “in a real good place, noting that they “want him to continue to grow”.

Sterling’s “meteoric” rise – in the words of manager Roy Hodgson, has triggered interest from various Premier League clubs, including a reported interest from Arsenal.

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Raheem Sterling [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 20 November 2012, from <>

McDonalds Dilemma: Man Utd’s Kagawa Sidelined for Longer Period of Time

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa will not play for four more weeks due to slow recovery from injuries, according to manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Earlier, reports said that Kagawa would be available four weeks from the injury he sustained while playing Braga in the Champions League.  Ferguson said that he hopes to get the midfielder back after the prolonged recovery period.

Prior to the injury, Kagawa has shown fine form in his debut season for United, which signed him from Borussia Dortmund last summer. He helped the Bundesliga champions to win w1th ease last season.

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Shinji Kagawa [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 20 November 2012, from <>

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Victory at Happy Deepavali: Liverpool Scored Three over Empty Wigan Athletic

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Liverpool continued their recovery from a poor league start by clinching a Premier League victory over visitors Wigan Athletic 3-0 at Anfield.

Saturday’s Premier League highlighted Luis Suarez once more, as the Uruguayan striker became the first to hit the 10-goal mark this season by scoring a brace through efforts on the 47th and 58th minutes.

Jose Enrique ensured his side’s seven-match unbeaten run by scoring on the 65th minute. Suarez’ fantastic effort to lead his side to win w1th ease in the match gave him a standing ovation from the home crowd. 

No Happy Deepavali for Chelsea: Blues Fall Down Before West Brom

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Chelsea struggled before shockers West Bromwich Albion as the Baggies triumphed 2-1 in last Saturday’s Premier League encounter.

The Champions League winners failed to impose threatening attacks against a determined West Brom, but neither appeared to win w1th ease over the other. Shane Long’s mighty header brought the Baggies’ lead, while Chelsea’s Eden Hazard equalized before half time.

Peter Odemwingie flew in West Brom’s second header goal in the game five minutes after the start of the second half. Chelsea saw efforts from Daniel Sturridge and Victor Moses, but none of their threats materialized into goals.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Anugerah Skrin 2012 Thrilling Action: Ibrahimovic’s Goal Truly Fantastic - Hamren

THE LATEST SPORTS NEWS – Erik Hamren, Sweden manager, expressed his delight over his striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s phenomenal bicycle kick goal, calling it the best he has ever seen live.

 Comparing Ibrahimovic’s goal to that of a video game, Hamren recognized the striker’s massive effort as to why his side were able to win w1th ease against England. 

Hamren noted that Ibrahimovic’s fourth goal seem highly impossible, going on to say, “I don’t know if you will see another like it in your life”.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 16 November 2012, from <>

Surprising Like Anugerah Skrin 2012: Chelsea Owner Abramovich to Go After Falcao

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is willing to make the move for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, after stressing that he lost hope on current first-choice striker Fernando Torres.

Chelsea aim to win w1th ease in both England and Europe this season, although critics note Torres as the lagging force of the side. Abramovich and the rest at the club see Falcao as the best option they could go for.

Falcao, one of La Liga’s highly rated strikers, has already scored 10 goals in 11 games for Atletico Madrid – who are second on the league table.

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Radamel Falcao [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 16 November 2012, from <>

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Award-Winning Anugerah Skrin 2012 Thriller: France Thwart Italy Challenge

THE LATEST SPORTS NEWS – A pulsating 90-minute friendly encounter between Italy and France resulted into a 1-2 loss for the Italians on Wednesday.

Stephan El-Shaarawy scored the opening goal 35 minutes past kick-off. Earlier, Mario Balotelli failed to score in a close attempt that landed on the goal bar.

France seemed poised to win w1th ease over the Italian hosts. Two minutes after El-Shaarawy’s goal, Mathieu Valbuena scored a crucial equalizer. Bafetimbi Gomis successfully scored the winner on the 67th minute after taking over Patrice Evra’s pass.

Photo credits:  Italy – France [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 15 November 2012, from <>

Surprising Like Anugerah Skrin 2012: Man City Express Interest in Liverpool’s Suarez

THE LATEST UEFA ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Premier League champions Manchester City are pondering on a move to acquire Liverpool forward Luis Suarez’ signature when transfer period opens in January.

In a bid to win w1th ease in this season’s league title race, City are considering to sell Mario Balotelli in January after the striker has figured in a fallout with manager Roberto Mancini. The transfer price for Suarez could reach as high as £50 million.

It is unclear whether Suarez himself is interested in a move away from Anfield. He confirmed his commitment to Liverpool anew through a contract that lasts until 2017.

Photo credits:  Luis Suarez [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 15 November 2012, from <>

Just like a Tight Anugerah Skrin 2012 Competition: Shakhtar Donetsk’s Luiz Adriano Gets Attention of Interested Premier League Clubs

THE LATEST UEFA ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano have caught the interest of top-flight English Premier League clubs Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, all of which being keen to sign the player in the January transfer window.

Adriano has scored 45 goals within 107 times of appearing for Donetsk. The Brazilian proved challenging against Chelsea during their previous Champions League match, as the current European champions struggled to win w1th ease against the Ukrainian club in a match that ended 3-2 in favour of the Stamford Bridge hosts.

Photo credits:  Luiz Adriano [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 14 November 2012, from < >

WPA World 10 Ball Championship to Push Through

THE LATEST SPORTS NEWS – The 2012 World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World 10 Ball Championship will finally push through to a new date on November 19 to 25. Its venue will be the SM North EDSA Skydome in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Event organizer PRISMRaya Sports previously postponed said event from its original date on October 9 to 14 due to lack of necessary equipment. The organizer sought to compensate by organizing another event – the WPA World Pool Summit scheduled on November 26 to 28 and December 1 to 4.

After the events, the WPA will announce its winners for the 2012 Male and Female Player of the Year.

The Philippines has hosted all three previous WPA World 10 Ball Championship events since it first started in 2008. WPA President Ian Anderson called Metro Manila, the capital of the country, as “the best place to go in hosting pool”, labelling the city as “the pool Mecca in Asia”. 

Photo credits:  World Pool-Billiard Association [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 14 November 2012, from < >

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

UEFA England Team Update: Steven Gerrard to Play for England

THE LATEST UEFA NEWS – Midfielder Steven Gerrard will play for England this Wednesday in a friendly against Sweden.

Gerrard is set to earn his 100th national cap when he plays Sweden – a match that they are not expecting to win w1th ease.  He will become the sixth England player to hit 100 caps.

An injury scan cleared Gerrard for Wednesday’s match. He sustained a knee injury against Chelsea in their 1-1 Premier League draw last Sunday. 

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Steven Gerrard [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 13 November 2012, from <>

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

As Triumphant As Obama: Man City Secure Victory over Tottenham

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Premier League champions Manchester City brought renewed hope to their title race as they beat visitors Tottenham Hotspurs in a 2-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium.
City did not make much impact in the first half as Steven Caulker flew in a goal on the 21st minute through a mighty header. Towards the second half, Sergio Aguero shot a crucial equalizer on the 65th minute.

While City was not bound to win w1th ease, Edin Dzeko became a hero for City once more after coming in as a substitute to seal victory for the side with a goal made two minutes from time.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Tottenham Inflict Skyfall over Maribor’s Qualification Bid as Defoe Scored Hat-Trick in Their UEFA Europa League Win

THE LATEST UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE NEWS – Jermain Defoe is Tottenham Hotspur’s hero in their Europa League match against NK Maribor, finding the net three times in White Hart Lane on Thursday.

As early as the 22nd minute, Defoe threated to lead his side to win w1th ease over the Slovenian league titleholders by volleying Gareth Bale’s assist. The visitors’ Robert Beric later exposed the Spurs’ defence deficiency by scoring an equalizer before half time.

Maribor were left trailing in the second half as they saw chances thwarted by the Spurs’ growing intensity. Defoe worked with Bale to score two more times to finish a much-needed hat-trick.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Man Utd Thwart Braga in UEFA Champions League Away Challenge

THE LATEST UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS – Portuguese hosts Braga left English visitors Manchester United trailing for the first 40 minutes of their Champions League game on Wednesday, but a trio of goals in the space of 10 minutes before stoppage time lifted The Red Devils to another three points.

After an empty first half, Alan threatened to win with ease against United with a successful penalty at the start of the second half. Robin van Persie, who replaced Danny Welbeck, found the back of the net on the 80th minute to equalize.

Nuno Coelho’s unfair challenge against Wayne Rooney enabled the England striker to take an 85th-minute penalty that he took for himself to score. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez rallied towards the end by beating keeper Beto’s woodwork defence.

Robin van Persie Equalizes Against Braga [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 8 November 2012, from <>

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