Sunday, December 8, 2013
David Moyes is under pressure after consecutive 1-0 defeats at home but the center back hopes to use Tuesday's Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk to get back on track.
Rene Meulensteen's men have not won since October but face a Villa side which has improved in recent weeks and boasts the third best away record in the Premier League.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Spurs followed up a last-gasp win at Fulham in midweek with another triumph at the Stadium of Light and the 36-year-old praised his squad for being "immense" under pressure.
The Portuguese was downcast after watching his side lose at the Britannia and has called for a drastic improvement in terms of taking chances.
The France international will remain on the same £150,000-a-week terms as his current deal and is set for talks in the New Year before putting pen to paper
Andres Villas-Boas continues his 100 percent record on Wearside as Gus Poyet loses out to a former club for the second time in a week
The Reds boss praised yet another goalscoring performance from the Premier League's top scorer as his side moved up to second in the table with victory over West Ham.
The Reds continued their title push with a second win in three days thanks to strikes from the Uruguayan and Mamadou Sakho, as well as two Hammers own goals.
A late goal from Oussama Assaidi capped off a thrilling 3-2 win for Stoke City, further denting Chelsea's title challenge.
The Eagles secured back-to-back wins at Selhurst Park with victory over the Bluebirds, as the London side's strike partnership continues to thrive under the former Stoke boss.
Goals from a rampant Cameron Jerome and Marouane Chamakh proved the difference as the resurgent Eagles recorded back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time.
Gary Hooper's first-half goal gave the visitors an early lead and, despite succumbing to pressure in the second, they hung on to double their lead near the end and claim victory
The hosts recovered admirably from Sergio Aguero's opener, which threatened to undo them completely, and arguably deserved more than Dani Osvaldo's incredible equalizer.
Sergio Aguero netted in the 10th minute for Manuel Pellegrini's side but, after threatening to extend the lead, the club was pegged back by a resilient Saints performance.
Chris Hughton's side was on the receiving end of a 5-1 loss against Liverpool last time out, but responded with a solid display at the Hawthorns that pushes it up the table.
Three own goals went in at Anfield while Luis Suarez again got his name on the score sheet as Brendan Rodgers' side continued its fine campaign.
A Yohan Cabaye strike stuns Manchester United as David Moyes loses back-to-back home games.
The Manchester City manager believes the Liverpool striker - who scored four goals against Norwich in midweek - has improved his game, but the Argentine is a more rounded talent.
The Manchester United defender and manager do not see eye to eye over the naming of a matchday squad, with the former feeling it could negatively affect a player's preparation.
The club-record signing believes his experiences with the Liga giant have hardened him mentally, as the Gunners go in search of a first league title in 10 years.