Saturday, December 21, 2013
The 46-year-old watched his side slump to a third straight home loss in the league and is hoping the two-week rest can breathe new life into a faltering season.
The Northern Irishman was understandably delighted with his star striker, praising his consistency over the campaign, but the Uruguayan himself played down his role as captain
A comfortable victory for United at Old Trafford and it could really have been more. Goals from Welbeck, Januzaj and Young sealed it before Carlton Cole bagged a consolation.
Star man Peter Crouch hit the winner for the Potters after Libor Kozak had cancelled out Charlie Adam's opener.
Gus Poyet's side grew into the game and dominated the majority of proceedings in the second half but lacked the guile in the attacking third to break down Chris Hughton's charges.
Jake Livermore opened the scoring at The Hawthorns with a fine team goal on the break but a Saido Berahino inspired Baggies drew level late on in the game through Matej Vydra.
The sides played out a stalemate, while Wes Brown was sent off late on for the home team to cap a frustrating day that saw the Black Cats stay bottom of the Premier League table.
The Czech Republic striker slotted in four minutes from time to earn the Baggies a valuable point against Steve Bruce's men, who had taken the lead through Jake Livermore.
A superb performance from Yohan Cabaye on his return from suspension was the platform for a comfortable win for Alan Pardew's side in dreadful weather conditions.
The Cottagers gave a battling performance on Saturday afternoon but were undone by some clinical finishing from Manuel Pellegrini's side, with David Silva particularly influential
Alan Pardew's side secured another comfortable Premier League victory at Selhurst Park, with Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa and a Danny Gabbidon own goal on target for the visitors
The Spain international drilled a low shot past Maarten Stekelenburg to give City the points, and the Englishman added a layer of gloss to the win with a clinical finish
The Englishman tapped in from close range to condemn Paul Lambert's men to another defeat after Libor Kozak had canceled out Charlie Adam's second-half opener.
Marco Reus gave Jurgen Klopp's side the lead on Saturday but a remarkable turnaround saw the visiting team score two goals before the break and take all three points.
The Argentine admits he is open to the idea of bolstering his squad if the right players become available.
The coach has played down the prospect of the Rossoneri bolstering their ranks in January and admitted that M'Baye Niang could move to Montpellier.
Jordan Henderson and Luis Suarez were the home side's top performers after the Reds swept aside the visiting side with a spellbinding first-half display at Anfield.
The England international believes Spurs will have a chance at St Mary's on Sunday if they replicate the first hour of their Capital One Cup performance against West Ham.
With Sir Alex Ferguson out of the picture, the Gunners boss is plotting his team's challenge for top spot with a spring in his step following a strong start to the season
The Anfield chairman insists the club is heading in the right direction after the striker, who has scored 17 Premier League goals this season, committed to a new long-term deal.