West Ham United took a 2-1 lead against Crystal Palace into the intermission after a Dimitri Payet free kick that rendered Wayne Hennessey completely useless. Payet’s been on fire of late; he had an even more sick free kick earlier this week against Russia.
Poor AFC Bournemouth. For those of us who hitched our stars to the Cherries before this season instead of, uh, Leicester, it’s been less-than-fun. (Not awful, mind you; being clear of relegation is nice.) At least supporters get to see some fun soccer from the opponents, as displayed today when Manchester City jumped…
Cesc Fàbregas equalized for Chelsea in stoppage time with as perfect a free kick as could be executed in the situation.
Chelsea fell behind at home once again this morning, though it’s hard to blame them for this Manuel Lanzini screamer from outside the box. The Blues haven’t much but pride to play for at this point, and strikes like this from the Argentine aren’t helping.
How’s this for sparking the magic that is Leicester City? The Premiership leaders took an early 1-0 lead on Newcastle with this fantastic overhead goal by Shinji Okazaki about which NBC Universo announcers left no doubt: ¡Golazo! (Allowing early goals is specifically not how to beat Leicester City.)
Chelsea center back Kurt Zouma went down in a heap after going up for this header and coming down with knee bent the wrong way. He immediately (and audibly) began screaming, and was stretchered off the pitch.
Liverpool fans planned and executed a 77th minute walkout from today’s game against Sunderland to protest ticket prices getting increases up to £77, and apparently, their team decided to join them in protest, so they laid down and let Sunderland of all teams roar back and tie them 2-2.
Leicester City smashed Liverpool 2-0 today on the strength of a Jamie Vardy wonder goal, and a much less spectacular but almost as vital strike by Vardy 11 minutes later. Leicester City’s attack was absolutely humming—before the second goal came a Barcelona-esque sequence that should’ve resulted in a penalty for the…
Man City keeper Joe Hart kept his side even with West Ham United with a brilliant save of a Dimitry Payet free kick that brought anguish to the supporters at Upton Park—especially Russell Brand, in attendance with pal Noel Gallagher. Depending on whether you think Brand is an asshole or if you think he’s an asshole…
Is this the goal of the season? It might be, as Dele Alli scored an absolutely incredible golazo that has us searching for words.
After Everton took a 3-2 lead over Chelsea in the 90th minute, it looked like the Toffees had their first win at Stamford Bridge since 1994. But it wasn’t to be, as (an offside) John Terry redeemed his earlier own goal and scored in what can only be described as the stoppage time of stoppage time. It had to end this…
After a John Terry own goal gave Everton a 1-0 lead at Stamford Bridge, the Toffees scored one for themselves on a terrific half-volley from Kevin Mirallas off a, perhaps, sub-optimal cross by Leighton Baines. No matter; it only allowed Mirallas the opportunity to show up marvelous control.
Southampton took an early 1-0 lead on West Brom with a fifth-minute free kick from James Ward-Prowse that Boaz Myhill found absolutely unstoppable.
Southampton took a 1-0 lead on Arsenal in tonight’s late EPL match thanks to a hammer strike from Cuco Martina, who beat Petr Cech with this stunner that elicited the proper response from Andrés Cantor:
Everton downed Newcastle today 1-0 thanks to a 93rd-minute long-range header by Tom Cleverley that proved to be the final touch of the match.
Liverpool beat Leicester City 1-0 at Anfield today, holding the league’s most surprising team scoreless for the first time all season. But it should have been a 2-0 victory, as a late open goal break somehow fell apart when Christian Benteke couldn’t find a net left vacant by Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel had gone…