Sunday, August 31, 2014

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COMMENT: The 25-year-old had the first and the final say in a nine-goal thriller at Goodison Park as he continues his effortless adaptation to life in the Premier League

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COMMENT: The Japan international moved to Old Trafford with plenty of expectation two years ago, but is set to go back to his old club with his tail between his legs

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COMMENT: Following some disappointing displays in recent times, the centre-back now has to fight for his place for both club and country - starting against Villarreal

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COMMENT: The 24-year-old is set to complete a €17.5 million move from the Eredivisie champions to the Premier League giants and it marks the latest step in an eventful career

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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The reigning Liga champions were unconvincing, but goals from Miranda and Mario Mandzukic were ultimately enough for them to take all three points against the newly-promoted side

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Benedikt Howedes' second half goal cancelled out Robert Lewandowski's opener and ensured both sides shared the spoils in the Veltins Arena

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Two goals from Diego Costa helped Jose Mourinho's side win a frantic encounter at Goodison Park and preserve their 100 per cent start to the season

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The Bianconeri got their title defence off to a stuttering start as they laboured to a single-goal victory over the Gialloblu in Massimiliano Allegri's first game at the helm

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It was a tale of two substitutes at St James' Park as Neil Warnock returned to the Premier League with a bang as he saw his side claim a point in a thrilling draw

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The Swans got their third straight Premier League win, making a blistering start through Nathan Dyer, who later got a second goal after Wayne Routledge's excellent effort

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Morgan Schneiderlin made amends for a mistake which allowed the hosts to open the scoring which two goals of his own as the heartbeat of a commanding display for the Saints

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Charlie Austin proved the hero as his goal gave the Loftus Road outfit their first win of the season, with Sunderland providing game, if blunt, opposition in west London

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A superb performance from Mark Hughes' side and a spectacular solo goal from Mame Diouf earned a famous victory at the home of the champions

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Angel Di Maria made his debut for the visitors but could not inspire them to their first win of the campaign while the Clarets picked up their first point of the campaign

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The Portuguese has shown little regard for feelings or past allegiances in reshaping his squad as he strives to turn the Blues into Premier League title winners again

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The Spanish midfielder completed a €10m move to the Allianz Arena this week but was coach Pep Guardiola right to persue the former Real Madrid man?

Friday, August 29, 2014

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PROFILE: The midfielder, also adept at playing at centre-back, is a cheaper alternative to the Southampton man, though is capable of enjoying similar success at Spurs

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Goals from Marco Reus, Sokratis and Adrian Ramos proved just enough for Die Schwarzgelben, despite two late goals from the hosts making for a nervy final few minutes in Augsburg

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COMMENT: Uefa president Michel Platini announced on Thursday that he would not run for the Fifa presidency in 2015, leaving Sepp Blatter with a clear run at a fifth term