Premier League

During the first half, the mobility and vision of Juan Mata allowed United to control an unruly Newcastle side. During the second half, the entrance of Jonjo Shelvey and a more aggressive defense allowed Newcastle to better control the game. However, United’s superior offensive talent would ultimately allow them to create the better chances… and […]

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Tactical analysis Manchester United Bournemouth 4-1 Premier League

Manchester United dominated Bournemouth from the kick-off, utilizing their more aggressive and risky approach to facilitate beautiful attacking patterns and a new pressing game. Though many challenges lie ahead, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has managed to breathe new life into his beloved football club almost instantly. Tactial analysis and match report by Josh Manley. Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s […]

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Tactical analysis Fulham - Huddersfield Town 1-0 Premier League

Huddersfield took the initiative early on but failed to damage a conservative but more direct Fulham side. In the second half, Fulham became more aggressive and dominated the game. After a penalty miss by Kamara, it seemed that their efforts would go to waste but Sessegnon and Mitrović saved the day for Fulham. Tactical analysis […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 Premier League

Nuno Espírito Santo’s side defended incredibly well against Spurs’ usual attacking patterns. Then, as Spurs tired, Wolves grew into the game and scored three goals to return to winning ways in the Premier League. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. In the search for his sixth consecutive league win, Mauricio Pochettino named an unchanged […]

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Liverpool Arsenal

Jurgen Klopp’s unbeaten league leaders pass yet another test as they hit Arsenal for five at Anfield. Unai Emery’s side took an early lead, but Liverpool’s aggressive response proved too much for Arsenal’s fragile defensive setup. Tactical analysis by Josh Williams. Liverpool approached the match as title favorites for the first time, after Manchester City’s […]

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Unai Emery’s 4-4-2 diamond system dominated early on, but Arsenal’s post-goal game-management cost them dearly in the end. Emery’s second half changes made matters worse, because they killed the connection between defense and attack. Brighton capitalized and took a deserved point against a top six team. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M.   […]

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