England

Sunday 23 November 2014

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The midfielder, and captain for the day, scored the winner late in the second half as the Magpies recorded their fifth win on the trot in the Premier League

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The Ivorian netted the winning goal as Manchester City triumphed and his manager was keen to credit his desire in a week where his future at the club came into question again

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The Portuguese coach believes his side should have won by a more commanding scoreline and took their foot of the gas in the second period despite a strong first-half showing

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The Manchester United manager feels vindicated that his switch back to a three-man defence was the right move, though noting that he would have been castigated for it after a loss

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The Scot kicked off his time at the Basque club with a forgettable stalemate, but got a crash course in Spanish football as he was forced to tell his opposite number to calm down

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The Red Devils captain reveals that his side came to north London with a gameplan to hit the hosts on the counterattack - a play that earned Louis van Gaal's men three points

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The Frenchman rues his side's missed chances and defensive naivety after they fell to a 2-1 Premier League defeat by Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday

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COMMENT: The Gunners have made their worst start to a season since 1982 after Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium

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The England international doubled his side's advantage after a Kieran Gibbs goal had broken the deadlock - and the visitors held on despite Olivier Giroud's late strike

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An own goal from Kieran Gibbs and a Wayne Rooney strike secured the Red Devils' first away win under Louis van Gaal in north London despite Olivier Giroud's excellent late finish

Saturday 22 November 2014

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The defender looked set to continue after rolling his ankle after a coming together with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but was eventually forced off after clashing with Jack Wilshere

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The midfielder was in the right place at the right time to latch on to Samuel Eto'o's inch-perfect cross to hand the hosts three points against Sam Allardyce's men

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Despite boasting over 70 per cent possession, the hosts could not break down a valiant visitors' defence after errors saw them fall two goals behind in the opening stages

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The Ivorian linked up well with Fernandinho to help Manuel Pellegrini's men come from a goal down to beat Garry Monk's men at the Etihad Stadium

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Danny Ings scored twice inside the opening 15 minutes to give the Clarets a platform which the hosts could not equal, despite boasting over 70 per cent possession

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The France international exchanged passes with Sammy Ameobi before firing home in the second half to give Alan Pardew's in-form side their sixth win on the bounce