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Tactical analysis Arsenal - Manchester United 1-3 FA Cup

Sturdy defending and quickfire counterattacks allowed Manchester United to take a commanding lead despite Arsenal pressure. From there it was all about careful game management, a test which the new manager passed with flying colors. Arsenal were subsequently sent crashing out of the FA Cup, but a promising performance means there are positives to take […]

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Huddersfield’s shape against the ball was not enough to stop Manchester City’s attack despite a very strong defensive approach. Guardiola’s men were very passive in the first forty-five minutes, but got into the groove of things in the second half to triumph over Huddersfield. Tactical analysis by Chris Baker. Caretaker manager Mark Hudson made six changes […]

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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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