Pochettino needs time in an environment where time is a luxury.
Marcus Rashford’s early penalty was all that separated the sides in a game where both teams were energetic but neither was able to make many breakthroughs. Both teams defended in relatively narrow starting shapes, forcing much of the attacking play into wide areas. Leicester got stronger as the game went on and put United under […]
In a game of two halves, Chelsea’s attacking blitz on Leicester had them clinging on for dear life, but time took its toll as the home side’s intensity gradually faded, as did their ability to control events. The away side’s ‘lightbulb moment’ was minor but made all the difference to provide their second half flourish. […]
The bright lights and cameras return. Cold nights, last minute goals and beef bovril in a cardboard pot would have to wait as a sunny Sunday afternoon at the King Power Stadium saw two top-half Premier League teams pitted against each other. Leicester dominated the ball, yet Wolves had the better chances. A tight VAR […]
We watch football in close-up these days. The exposure to live matches has exploded, up to the point where now every minute of practically every match can be consumed. As with any observation, looking from up close may lead to missing the big picture at times. One such big picture may be signs of a […]
Leicester almost turned the Premier League title race on its head. They nearly managed to steal a deserved point from the Etihad, striking a fine balance between stubborn defending and composed possession play. Despite being repetitive and well-contained, City’s attacking ways generally manage to find an exploitable weakness one way or another. In this game, […]
The champions of Austria and Scotland faced off in this exciting Europa League group stage match. Red Bull Salzburg showed versatility to emerge as 3-1 victors, despite falling behind to Celtic in the opening minutes. Salzburg came into this game in high spirits. A flawless domestic record was added to with a victory against RB […]