Manchester City equalled a club record of six successive clean sheets in the Premier League to underline their progress towards becoming a complete modern team as Riyad Mahrez gave them victory over back-pedalling Tottenham and sent them top.
Tue, 30 Oct, 2018
Manchester United were unable to match the intensity shown during Jose Mourinho's extraordinary pre-match press conference, but headers from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic saw them through to the FA Cup semi-finals at Brighton's expense.
Sat, 17 Mar, 2018
The period 1991 to 2006 will probably carry little significance to most people reading these words, but in that not inconsiderable time frame, Manchester City registered precisely zero victories over Arsenal. To say the Gunners had become a bogey team was to massively misunderstand the word bogey.
Mon, 26 Feb, 2018
Sat, 10 Feb, 2018
Tottenham, who seem to be playing the Premier League in the shadow of their own Champions League excitement, needed a fortunate goal from defender Serge Aurier and a late deflected Heung-min Son effort to beat Brighton and keep their top-four challenge alive.
Thu, 14 Dec, 2017
They are supposed to be embroiled in yet another ‘crisis’ at Stamford Bridge, but a dramatic victory over London rivals Tottenham at Wembley, inspired by two-goal Marcos Alonso, showed pretty emphatically that the Chelsea spirit is very much alive, even in the post-John Terry era.
Mon, 21 Aug, 2017
Last week, we presciently noted here that “post-cup final matches are notorious for slumbering drop-offs in performance”, although one might at least argue that Saturday’s overall entertainment value was almost up to Wembley’s standards.
Mon, 06 Mar, 2017
Thu, 26 Jan, 2017
Let’s get the formalities out of the way first. Mouthy BBC pundit Ian Wright has sternly told us that anyone not worshipping at the altar of Wayne Rooney this past weekend is “disgraceful”.
Mon, 09 Jan, 2017
Thu, 15 Sep, 2016