Lakenheath Old Boys

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

An Early Yorkshire Derby and Other Matters

It's been a rocky start for my beloved LUFC, with only two points from four matches, so the last thing we need today is an early away day at Not a Big Club. Here it is, though. At the same time, Stoke visit the Potteries. Later on we've got the usual 10am EST kickoffs, including away matches for both Liverpool and Chelsea. And at the end of the day - Leicester v. Arsenal. Settle in for a great day here on the LOB.

343 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Tragically, the Not a Big Club - Leeds clash is not BEin televised, so I'll be forced to follow it via live text on the LUFC website.

7:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, Bob. Not a Big Club were upset by Richard Burton in midweek, who recorded the first win in the Championship. There's hope.

7:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from the Potteries.

7:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams kicking off now at Hillsborough:

Not a Big Club: Westwood, Pudil, Lees, Hutchinson, Lee, Abdi, Hunt, Wallace, Bannan, Forestieri, Fletcher. Subs: Wildsmith, Jones, Palmer, Joao, Sasso, Buckley, Hooper.

Leeds: Green, Ayling, Cooper, Bartley, Taylor, Bridcutt, Vieira, Mowatt, Sacko, Antonsson, Wood. Subs: Silvestri, Coyle, Bamba, Phillips, Hernandez, Roofe, Doukara.

Referee: Simon Hooper

7:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - how are you mate?

7:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And the teams now on display at the Brittannia:

Stoke City (4-2-3-1) Given; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Imbula, Whelan; Bojan, Allen, Arnautovic; Diouf.
Substitutes: Haugaard, Muniesa, Adam, Walters, Cameron, Crouch, Ramadan.

Manchester City (4-1-2-3) Caballero; Zabaleta, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov; Fernandinho; De Bruyne, Silva; Navas, Aguero, Sterling.
Substitutes: Hart, Fernando, Maffeo, Nolito, Delph, Clichy, Iheanacho.

7:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm really exhausted after my first week back. How about you?

7:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And Citeh have an early set piece on this breezy afternoon.

7:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A free kick from De Bruyne is punched away

7:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Doing okay, mate. We got through our prep week unscathed and can relax for a couple of days now. Back on Monday for the first day of classes with our game faces on.

7:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm pleased that United won yesterday. It was a professional if not classic performance and much better to watch than the LVG sides.

7:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Big news out of the Premiership this morning is that Christian Benteke has been sold to Palace. So, apparently Klopp thinks that four goals away to the Gunners shows that the Belgian is surplus.

7:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aguero got free down the right and put ion a cross , but nobody was there to connect

7:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That was a stonking header for Zlatan from a classic Roon cross. Pretty on the eye. And now Zlatan has four goals in three matches, three of them in the Premier League. Quite a start - reminds me of Ruud van Horsey Face.

7:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I could use a hat-trick for my boy Sergio Aguero today. He got one against Steau in midweek in CL qualifying, so who knows?

7:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I saw that one coming. He was the only player in the pre season squad that didn't play, so I knew that his days were numbered at Anfield. I wonder where Joe Hart is headed . I don't expect him to be a Citeh player at the end of the transfer window.

7:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United is top of the pops and Zlatan is GBB. Roon is playing better, so we are off to a great start

7:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He did . Citeh were rampant in Bucharest and Aguero missed two penalties as well.

7:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yes - apparently Hart has been told by Pep that he can leave. Surely there will be some offers?

7:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just over by Sterling from the D after Aguero had a shot blocked then De Bruyne laid off a pass for him to shoot.

7:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think it's his attitude. I think he did something to rub Pep the wrong way and he doesn't fit into his system. It is rumored that pep will sign Claudio Bravo before the window closes.

7:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not quite sure why Raheem Sterling is being booed at every touch - what's he ever done to the Potters. Great crowd noise at the Britannia, though.

7:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Diouf forces a corner off Otamendi.

7:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Diouf wins a corner off of Otamendi on a Stoke counter.

7:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cioteh counter off the corner from Wee Joe then Wee Joe sets up a Stoke counter.

7:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dangerous cross there but Aguero didn't quite get there and Allen bundled Sterling over before he got there.

7:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Old Man Given starting against his former club

7:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good counter there and both Igbola and Allen had snatches at it.

7:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A cross from Arnautovic is cleared then Imbula has a shot blocked then Wee Joe has a shot go just over.

7:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Leeds has a Derby match at Hillsborough then a trip to Bedfordshire in midweek. Let's hope they don't fall asleep like Villa did.

7:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still 0-0 at Hillsborough. I'd be happy with a draw, to be honest.

7:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bardsley clears a slide rule pass from Silva for a corner.

7:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

True - we could use a decent cup run to settle the nerves at the club.

7:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wolscheid heads away the corner.

7:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Were you surprised that Richard Burton had a surprise win against Not a Big Club in midweek? Their first ever win in the Championship.

7:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great block by Otamendi from Wee Joe for a corner after rounding Willy.The corner from Wee Joe is headed away then Shawcross is offside. The corner resulted from a great run and pass from Bojan

7:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Actually a free kick to Stoke. Into the wall by Peroxide Arnautovic.

7:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice idea there from Sterling, nutmegging toward Silva making the run there. Citeh are looking smooth going forward.

7:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Based on the early stats, Not a Big Club is dominating, out shooting Leeds 7 to 2. Rob Green has made two saves and Kieran Westwood has yet to be tested. Not a Big Club with 63% possession.

7:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I wasn't - I don't really rate Not a Big Club - they'll be mid-table at best, IMHO.

7:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A breezy day in the Potteries.

7:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sounds ominous - come on, you Whites!

7:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pieters clears a pass by Sterling for a Citeh corner.

7:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sterling receives the ball in a great position but can't pick out Aguero.

7:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from De Bruyne is cleared for another.

7:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh my - Citeh have got a penalty for a tug on the shirt from Shawcross!

7:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The next corner is taken and


PENALTY TO CITEH . SHAWCROSS IS CALLED FOR HOLDING OTAMENDI OFF THE CORNER.

7:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It'll be my boy Aguero with the penalty - let's hope he's cleared the cobwebs from midweek out....

7:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Aguero converts!!!!!

0-1 Citeh!

7:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!!AGUERO SENDS OLD MAN GIVEN THE WRONG WAY AND SCORES WITH A GREAT PENALTY

7:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A clear shirt tug there by Shawcross, but I'm not sure that it would have been called last season. Clearly a part of the new refereeing directives.

7:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Aguero was in again and only Given blocked a second goal. Citeh a bit rampant now.

7:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Unlike midweek, Aguero scored from the spot. I'm sure the pre match from Sparky did not include mention of gifting Citeh a goal.

7:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I like the rule change . I think it will deter the shirt pulling and grabbing in the box.

7:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Zlatan and Aguero might be having a goal battle all season based on their record so far.

8:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Actually, although he did miss the two in midweek, he scored a pen in last weekend's match against Sunderland.

8:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Celtic three up St. Johnstone just before halftime. They won 5-2 against Israeli opposition in the Cl in midweek.

8:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Navas slid in there but Mike Dean doesn't go to the pocket.

8:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Still 0-0 at Hillsborough. The possession stats are a little more even < Leeds have had several shots of target ,and A few fouls from the bad guys.

8:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pieters upends Navas to prevent a run down the right .

8:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm happy with that - I'll take the goalless draw today.

8:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Aguero again!!!!!!

He's level with Zlatan now.

8:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL!!!! AGUERO HEADS ION THE FREE KICK FROM DE BRUYNE AND CITEH ARE TWO UP.

8:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lovely ball in from the Ginger Winger and Aguero just flicked it toward goal.

0-2!

8:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke felt De Bruyne from the free kick.

8:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This is not the Tony Pulis Stoke at all. Sparky's Stoke look a reasonably easy touch here at home.

8:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great save by Willy from a volley by Bardsley then Diouf was calling for a penalty. Nothing doing.

8:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - how did Stoke not score there. Bardsley with a meaty volley at the back post and then Imbula screwed wide. But Allen was also upended - no penalty call.

8:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke beat some big clubs last season. Citeh are just. rampant today. it will eba really significant Manc Derby once the international break resumes.

8:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. The ref needs to be consistent with the penalty decisions./

8:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

On the replay evidence, Stoke should have had a pen there. Unlucky.

8:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Barry Bloody Bannan receives the first booking of the match .

8:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Couldn't happen to a nicer bloke.

8:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bojan picks up the second yellow now for dissent.

8:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bojan is called for a foul and booked for his reaction. Sparky is not pleased.

8:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Two minutes of stoppage time now coming.

8:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time./

8:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arnautovic is offside off a long Stoke clearance.

8:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half time comes and I'm off to toast up a bagel for my brekkies.

8:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh are two up at the end of an impressive first half performance.

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 at the half at Hillsborough. You should be pleased.

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from the Brit.

8:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm back from the break with my bagel. Kate and I have just had a bit of the Leeds United Calypso in the kitchen.

8:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mike Dean is certainly in the mood to give penalties today and he's penalized Sterling.

Bojan to take for Stoke....

And he scores! 1-2!

8:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This match is turning into one of those AYA matches on the windy flight line with the wind assisting one team in either half.

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm back from taking Melanie to marching band practice and see that Stoke have pulled a goal back. A penalty like the one in the first half, but Sterling pulled down Shawcross off a corner and Bojan scored from the spot.

8:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not a Big Club appear to still be dominating affairs. I hope Rob Green and co. can hold out for about thirty five minutes or so.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke win another corner and Wee Joe takes. It's off the first man, but take two and Willy punches away the corner at the near post for yet another corner.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Willy catches the next corner that gets caught in the wind.

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shawcross cuts out a pass from Navas for a corner.

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kolorov heads on the corner from De Bruyne, but it is easily cleared.

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm not sure the Pep revolution has fully taken off. Citeh have only scored one goal from open play in the Prem. The others have been two penalties and a free kick./

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Since those two early saves by Rob Green, neither keeper has had to make a save. It doesn't sound like a classic from Hillsborough. I guess it's going to plan from a Leeds point of view.

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ronny Viera has been booked for Leeds, so each team has a booking and Leeds is now up to a dozen fouls.

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY!!!!~ ANOTNOSSON GIVES LEEDS THE LEAD WITH A HEADER.

CONGRATS, MATE

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Bruyne is booked for a foul no Wolscheid.

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The header come off a cross from Sakho and was Leeds's first shot on target this match. You must be delighted.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke is performing much better this half. Sparky must have given both his players and the officials the hairdryer treatment.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A Spanish swap as Nolito is on for Navas.

8:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I am delighted - I was distracted for a moment when the goal went in. That's absolutely brilliant!

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rob Green makes another save as Leeds hang on to the lead.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm sure a win at Hillsborough would be a great source of satisfaction.

8:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hang in there, lads! Only twenty minutes left to survive.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wee Joe booked on his debut for a foul on Zaba. Surprise surprise!~

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

MOT,MATE!

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Walters on for Imbula, presumably , to unsettle the Citeh defense.

9:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

From the statistics, it looks like we're absolutely stealing this one at the moment.

9:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's been all Stoke this half.

9:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shawcross tackles Aguero for a corner off a pass from De Bruyne.

9:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What the Britannia is now the "Bet365 Stadium?"

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It appears to be a match of few opportunities. Probably a typically fiercely contestly Yorkshire Derby

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm afraid so. I don't like that. I prefer the Brit. That's a safe bet.

9:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Otamendi fouls Diouf on the counter off a blocked Kolorov shot.

9:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It appears that we're still leading, with just over 10 minutes left. Hang in there, you Whites!

9:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Walters wanted a penalty there but it seems that Mike Dean has given his allotment for today.

9:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ihonacho seems about to come on for a late cameo.

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rob Green saves from Forestieri off a pass from Barry Bloody Bannan.

9:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Stoke are going down with a whimper at the moment, though of course it’s not easy to have sustained pressure against a Guardiola team.

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Liam Bridcutt is booked for Leeds, who have one substitution remainig. Carlos Carvahal has made all three

9:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's it for Sergio - he'll finish on a brace today, three in the league now.

9:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Always a hard choice whether to freshen things up or go with what has got you to a slim lead in the 80th minute.

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ihenacho on for Aguero, who had a productive week, but won't get a hat-trick. He's tied with Zlatan for GBB.

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Silva shoots high and wide from a narrow angle on the counter. A tad selfish.

9:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Nolito secures the three points with an easy tap in at the back post.

9:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!NOLITO SCORES WITH AN EASY TAP IN TO SEAL A WIN FOR CITEH AS THEY GO 1-3 UP./

9:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Fab Delph on for Ginger Winger now.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY!!!! CHRIS WOOD PUTS LEEDS TWO UP TO SEAL A WIN AT HILLSBOROUGH. IT AS A SHOT FROM SIX YARDS OUT OFF A PASS FROM ROOFE ,WHO HAD JUST COME OFF THE BENCH

9:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wahay! Chris Wood has sealed it for us!!

0-2 up!

9:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Marvelous - I didn't expect this kind of result this morning.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Citeh goal started with a throw from Zaba in the Citeh half . Ihenacho won the ball off of Wee Joe, played a one two with Silva and laid it on a plate for Nolito to score his first Prem goal for Citeh

9:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wood and Antonsson are starting to look like a potent strike force - five goals between the two of them now.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Five minutes of stoppage time/

9:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

"Guardiola" now being sung to the tune of "Glad All Over," Palace's signature tune.

9:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. The first win of the Garry Monk era against Not a Biog Club, of all teams. He will be popular with the Leeds fans for that

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Naughty from the Citeh fans

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

John Stones booked for a foul on Diouf.

9:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Stones ever so slightly tarnishes an excellent performance with a yellow card for a foul on Diouf.

9:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What a day to get our first win of the season. I'm well pleased.

9:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Willy does well to hold on to a long range effort from Bojan

9:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! And Nolito has a brace now, after a goal in mid-week. Citeh are clicking into high gear. A battle of the two Manchesters at the top of the league.

9:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!CITEH RUNNING RAMPANT AS STERLING LAYS IT ON A PLATE FOR NOLITO TO PUT CITEH 1-4 UP WITH AN EASY TAP IN.

9:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The final whistle goes and Guardiola will be pleased with the 1-4 win and the song for him. Citeh fans are over the moon.

9:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over and Citeh finish with a convincing 1-4 win at the Brit.

9:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over at Hillsborough and Leeds win 0-2. I'm delighted for you./

9:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh now top , ahead of United on goals scored. The two Manc clubs in the two top spots. It's as expected this early in the season.

9:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Celtic were three up at the half and hold on to win 2-4 at St. Johnstone.

9:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will be Burnley vs Liverpool on NBCSN and the Hornets vs Chelsea on CNBC.

9:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Which match are you going to watch coming up? I'm torn between Burnley - Liverpool and Watford - Chelski.

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Turf Moor and Vicarage Road.

10:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The line-ups for that match at Turf Moor:

Burnley: Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Arfield, Marney, Defour, Boyd; Gray, Vokes.
Subs: Kightly, Robinson, Jutkiewicz, Gudmundsson, Tarkowski, Darikwa, O’Neill.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner; Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Coutinho, Sturridge, Firmino.
Subs: Manninger, Grujic, Moreno, Can, Origi, Matip, Stewart.
Referee: Lee Mason

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I have both matches on, but will need to leave in about twenty minutes. Melanie will be performing in a marching band concert followed by a barbecue. I hope to be abck for the late one./

10:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Well, what about that? Burnley have scored early doors!

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!SAM VOKES GIVES BURNLEY A SHOCK EARLY LEAD

10:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's our old LUFC friend Sam Vokes with the goal for the home side.

10:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now Gray is away but Lovren covered well.

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Clyne gifted possession to Andre Gray deep in the Pool half. He then passed to Sam Vokes , who scored with a great finish from just outside the box.

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

After a great Euro, Vokes has made a great start to the season

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Andre Gray is offside of a long ball from Burnley.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Reading Railroad ride their way to a surprise lead over the Seagulls.

10:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Crystal Palace start strongly at White Hart Lane, with Jason Puncheon testing Michel Vorm. Back in Burnley, Dejan Lovren denies Andre Gray with a terrific last-ditch tackle, as the hosts cause havoc in the Liverpool defence.

10:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

John Swift has given Reading a "swift" start against Brighton.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sturridge wins a corner.Taken short then Lallana has a shot blocked.

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM,BASIL.

10:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheers, mate!

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Forest take the lead vs Wigan while the Seagulls tie it up at Jaap Stam's lads.

10:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nottingham Forest lead at home to Wigan through Britt Assombalonga, while Brighton have equalised in short order against Reading.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Seagulls swiftly tied it up?

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Baggies bag a lead vs the Toffees, who appear to have a soft center.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Old man, Gareth MacAuley with the goal for the Baggies.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cambridge take the lead vs Carlisle United

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lallana has a pass cleared for a corner off a nice reverse p[ass from Coutinho

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner is headed away by the first man.

10:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Toby Alderweireld fires a bullet header straight at Wayne Hennessey as Spurs search for a breakthrough.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Matty Lowton heads away for another Pool corner. Taken short and Coutinho has a shot easily blocked.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wigan tie it up at Forest

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Evil Lions take the lead vs the Evil Blades in an extremely evil match.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Troy Deeney booked for foul from behind on Cahill. A tad harsh, IMHO

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coventry take the lead at Bradford.

10:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cameron McGeehan has put Luton ahead in the A505 derby, against Stevenage.

The Blades are 1-0 down at the Den.

10:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Milner feeds Lallana who turns but shoots weakly into Heaton's arms.

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Luton take the lead at local rivals, Stevenage. The Hatters are in good form just in case you are wondering.

10:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It seems like it - ominous there. But I hope we can rise to the occasion on Tuesday.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Toon take the lead at Ashton Gate

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

We're off to the marching band concert. We should be back just in time for the late match. Cheers,mate

10:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice ovation now for a lost Burnley supporter.

10:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheerio, mate!

10:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! A classic counter by Burnley and they're 2-0 up through Andre Gray!

10:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

While Klopp has just sold Benteke, I don't see Firmino as Liverpool quality. He's going to have to dip into the transfer market for a decent center forward.

10:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Into stoppage time in this first half. Klopp will be anxious to get his side into the dressing room at the interval and to sort them out. This is substandard.

Meanwhile, Watford and Chelski wrap up a goalless first half. Glad I didn't watch that one.

10:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're back on at Turf Moor now. Sturridge has an early chance and fluffs it. Well wide. Not a good sign for England's World Cup campaign.

11:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The temperature remains lukewarm at Vicarage Road, where Chelsea can’t find any forward momentum. And on the touchline, where Mazzarri and Conte have yet to resume their Serie A beef.

11:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another wild attempt by Sturridge there. Sad.

11:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

More goals in the Championship: Preston lead 2-0 at QPR, while Joe Mason has levelled things up for Wolves with an absolute peach.

11:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wahay! Etienne Capoue has given Watford the lead over Chelski!

I'm turning over now.

11:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ben Foster makes a great save from Funes Mori, but from the corner, Gareth Barry heads in at the far post. That’s his first Premier League goal since January 2014.

Everton now 1-2 up at the Hawthorns.

11:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There’s a chronic lack of wind in Liverpool’s sails, and they’re struggling to hold onto the ball like they did in the first half.

11:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

As I'm turning over, Origi is replacing Sturridge, who has been terrible today.

11:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A shocking dive from Diego Costa and he should have picked up a second yellow there. He was already booked in the first half for dissent. Sounds like a replay from Monday night.

11:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now there is a big shout for a handball from Chelski. Nothing doing.

11:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hazard is bundled to the ground now and Chelski have a decent free kick chance.

11:25 AM  

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