A good win for Fulham last night, against Amkar Perm in the Europe League, was marred by an injury to striker Andy Johnson. The Englishman scored the opening goal in Fulham’s 3-1 win, in the fourth minute, but in the second half he was body-checked by Perm’s Dmitry Belorukov and suffered a dislocated collarbone as [...]
A morale-boosting win for Everton, and David Moyes can thank 18-year-old Jack Rodwell, who gave perhaps his best performance for the club, and on his European debut. He scored with two long-range shots, the second being an abosolute screamer. This boy will go far. As far as South Africa? It’s possible, if unlikely. Joleon Lescott, [...]
All hail Robbie Blake, who looks like a plasterer but thankfully doesn’t play like one. His terrific strike put paid to Man Utd on a famous night for Burnley. United had their chances, notably a Michael Carrick penalty that was brilliantly saved by Brian “The Beast” Jensen, but Burnley were good value for the win; [...]
We are top of the league, sing we are top of the league… Tottenham’s perfect start to this season couldn’t be in starker contrast to the nightmare of 08/09. Props to Arry Redknapp, who has managed to create what looks uncannily like a proper team – even David Bentley is back in the fold. And [...]
One draw and two wins now for Newcastle, who move up to third in the Championship table. Shola Ameobi’s fourth goal in two games was enough to sink the Owls at St James’ Park. The game was watched by almost 44,000 fans – that’s a massively impressive attendance for a Championship match on a Wednesday [...]
Arsenal won’t score a pair of luckier goals this season, but they deserved their luck. The Premier League side outclassed Celtic - Tony Mowbray’s team didn’t play that badly but ran out of steam – and will surely now finish the job at the Grove and progress through to the CL’s group stage. Celtic, and their [...]
Sheesh, how frustrating football is. You beat Aston Villa away then go and lose to Wolves at home. Or, you lose at home to West Ham then go to an in-form Wigan and come away with three points. Funny. Old. Game. Anyway, terrific win for Wolves, reality check for Wigan and Roberto Martinez. Andy Keogh’s [...]
Chelsea have six points out of six and yet they have stuttered in beating Hull and Sunderland - God help their rivals if they start playing to their potential. Darren Bent put Sunderland ahead last night to fuel hopes of a minor shock, but Chelsea got their act together in the second half. The visitors’ fightback [...]
Prof. Wenger shows off his ball skills during a training session ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League playoff against Celtic. The first leg takes place tonight in Glasgow.
Cracking weekend to kick off the Prem. No draws, plenty of wonder goals and a couple of surprise results (Everton ship six at home!? Madness gone mad).
The best photos from City’s win against Celtic at Eastlands (watch the goals – all three were rather good – here). Click the image below to launch the gallery:
Norwich City lost 7-1 at home to Colchester in their opening fixture in League One. It was the heaviest home defeat in the club’s 107-year history. After Colchester had gone 4-0 up, a couple of disgusted Norwich fans ran onto the pitch and threw their season tickets in Gunn’s direction. And who can blame them? [...]
Solid win for Spurs, even if all three goals came in the last half hour. Highlights below: Lovely finish by Pavlyuchenko (most unlike him: he usually shins it over the bar), followed up by a Corluka tap-in and a composed run-and-finish by ickle Jermain Defoe. But perhaps the best news for Tottenham fans was the [...]
Click on the image below to see the best photos from Wembley’s curtain raiser (match analysis to follow):
After a stroll in the sun in the first leg, this was a stroll in the pissing rain at Craven Cottage. Terrible conditions in London last night but Fulham still looked several classes too good for a plucky Vetra side. The impressive Dickson Etuhu opened the scoring (this was one time when you could use [...]
Look how much fun you can have when you’re earning more than Â£100,000 in a week!! Fun fun fun. Click the photo below to see the gallery of City’s open day at Eastlands:
A few hours ago, Alberto Aquilani touched down at Heathrow. Pies was there, camera in hand, to snap the Italian. He giggled like a girl. Too many G&Ts on the flight perhaps?
Spot the player who’s thinking “Hmm, wonder which team I can move to in January?” Give yourself a point if you said Angry Craig Bellamy.
After a summer of big sales but no big signings, this is a photo that will brighten every Villa fan’s day -Â Leeds fans tell me the boy is a bit special. Still, Martin O’Neill mustn’t stop there. Villa still have a thin squad and need at least two more players before the summer transfer window [...]
Little Mickey Owen missed several good chances to score on his Man Utd home debut, in last night’s friendly against Valencia. And in front of Fabio Capello too. At least Owen has Fergie in his corrner now: “He could have scored four, should have scored four,” United’s manager said after the game. “But his movement [...]
I was trawling through Press Association’s photo archive and came across these amazing pics of a couple of young footballers who were clearly very much in love… Heart-meltingly beautiful. MORE FOOTBALL LOVE STORIES John Terry and Frank Lampard: a football love story, in photos Cristiano Ronaldo and Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer Christian Vieri and Paolo Maldini Xabi [...]
Liverpool fans, I feel your pain. To mark the sad passing of Senor Xabi (more on which later today), Pies offers up a gallery of some of his finest moments in a Liverpool shirt. Click the image below to see the photos (right-click to enlarge -Â you know, in case any of you wants a commemorative [...]
Emmanuel Adebayor attempts a spectacular finish during Man City’s pre-season friendly at Barnsley. The game ended 1-1. Here’s a fan’s eye view of Martin Petrov’s late equaliser: