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Tactical analysis Sheffield Wednesday Manchester City 0-1 FA Cup

Sheffield Wednesday’s man-marking system did a good job at congesting spaces for the attackers in the first half, achieving an empty scoresheet very few would have expected. That was until City varied their movements, triggering continuous decisional crises for the opposition, ultimately ensuring a deserved victory shortly after the break.  Tactical analysis and match report […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 Premier League

Sunday action in the Premier League saw Tottenham Hotspur play host to Wolverhampton Wanderers in a clash that could prove crucial in the race for Champions League qualification. The ensuing contest was an entertaining and even one, with Wolves claiming the points in a game full of goals. Tactical analysis and match report by Julian […]

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Aston Villa’s defensive system collapsed when two goals in rapid succession stunned Villa, who were then able to climb back up the ladder by pulling one back. Eventually, City simply proved to be too good, as Villa encountered its own strategic issues. Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi. Following the weekend’s events – […]

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Mourinho Chelsea tactics

Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea an early lead amid a passive start from Spurs, which handed Chelsea control of the match early on. Spurs gradually became more aggressive as the game went on, but Chelsea’s pressing was suitably intense and was often able to stifle Spurs’ buildup. Marcos Alonso doubled Chelsea’s lead just after half-time, meaning […]

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Tactical analysis Arsenal Newcastle United 4-0 Premier League

Arsenal controlled possession throughout this game, but they were forced into a patient approach by Newcastle’s deep defensive block in the first half. Meanwhile, the home side also looked worried by the speed in Newcastle’s attack at times. Eventually Arsenal’s breakthrough courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang early in the second half opened the game up and […]

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