A second-half strike from Andreas Weimann secured all three points for Paul Lambert's side, whose pace and energy going forward proved too much for the toothless Potters
Saturday, August 16, 2014
West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland kicked off their seasons in some style at the Hawthorns, in a flowing and often attractive encounter which saw four well-worked goals scored.
The Red Devils and Chevrolet marked the beginning of the new season with a special 'Name Swap' event before Louis van Gaal's team succumbed to a Gylfi Sigurdsson winner
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starred as Jurgen Klopp's side advanced to the second round of the DFB-Pokal against the hard-working third-tier outfit
The Welsh side inflicted an opening day defeat on Louis van Gaal's men at Old Trafford, as his new regime got off the worst possible start on Saturday afternoon
The Arsenal manager has got his charges defending better as a unit, which bodes well ahead of their Premier League opener
The Red Devils are struggling without the formidable duo of Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill, with Ed Woodward now in a race against time to save his reputation
The ex-Juventus boss has taken the reins with the Azzurri but he has come at quite a price compared to some of his contemporaries
COMMENT: The injured Brazilian has endured an alarming downturn of form since March and has been on the receiving end of stinging criticism. Is it just a temporary decline?
Friday, August 15, 2014
Despite extensive rumours, Nigeria's high-profile players are largely still at the clubs they were at last season. Why have so few deals been done?
CORRESPONDENT COLUMN: The Premier League returns this weekend and it promises to be another thrilling campaign as five clubs plot title challenges
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Interest in English football's top flight is at an all-time high across the Atlantic and Premier League sides have been tapping into that fervour ahead of the new sea
The ex-Juventus boss has taken the country's top job with something to prove despite his success in Turin
COMMENT: The Uruguayan had his appeal against his four-month ban rejected by CAS, although some sanctions were lifted. So who were the winners and losers from this decision?
Another new era is dawning at White Hart Lane, this time under the stewardship of Mauricio Pochettino, with the Argentine expected to marry attractive football with results
There are no big names available on the market who can possibly replace the Chilean were the Bianconeri to lose their star player so late in the transfer window
COMMENT: Thomas Vermaelen is the eighth footballer to swap the red side of north London for Camp Nou since 2000. Here, Goal takes a look at how the other seven fared in Catalunya
With the Red Devils' Premier League kick-off just over two days away, Goal runs the rule over the club's summer business, the star man, and what would constitute a good season
The two clubs have done plenty of business over the past decade, but the Rossoneri have not always come out of it too well
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
COMMENT: The Boulogne-born star may have established himself as one of the best players in the world for nearly a decade, but his quality was all too fleeting with les Bleus