Premier League

A strong individual performance from Marcus Rashford was arguably the highlight in a game wherein Spurs were firmly unspectacular in their performance. They struggled to construct attacks against the narrow pressing of United and their defensive scheme at times was quite uncompact, which allowed United to quickly move the ball forward.  Tactical analysis and match […]

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Tactical analysis Burnley Manchester City 1-4 Premier League

A ruthless City left no room for doubt, taking the lead early and firmly controlling the remainder of the game. As the game progressed, City kept mutating in a successful attempt to lock Burnley under a hypnotizing spell that sliced their defense in two, helplessly capitulating them into endless doom. Tactical analysis and match report […]

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Chris Wilder tactics

Wolves enjoyed the majority of possession in this game but often struggled to make breakthroughs against the organized 5-3-2 shape of Sheffield United, who had taken the lead early on. When the away side had the ball, they showed glimpses of the incisive wing-play which has helped them to defy expectations so far this season. […]

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Chris Wilder tactics

After seventy minutes of a well-structured Sheffield United in control of the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s formation change flipped the game on its head. Manchester United came back from two goals down, only to lose the lead in the final moments, a fantastic and entertaining Premier League affair.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel […]

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Without seeing his team play brilliant football, José Mourinho got what he was looking for in his first match as Tottenham Hotspur manager: three points. Dissecting a narrow win, Spurs’ 3-2-4-1 buildup system, and some atrocious defending by West Ham.  Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias.  It can be hard to judge the […]

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Tactical analysis Leicester City Arsenal 2-0 Premier League

Unai Emery might have thought he was on the cusp of a good result. Arsenal’s decent first half display managed to mostly contain Leicester’s threat while creating chances off their own back. However, a second half midfield collapse proved too much to handle following many missed opportunities. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. […]

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