Leicester had won four games in a row to climb out of the relegation zone they had occupied since November but found champions-elect Chelsea – who can win the Premier League with success against Crystal Palace on Sunday – in inspired form after half-time. Pearson’s side controlled the first 45 minutes and deservedly led at […]

As in their goalless draw at West Brom on Saturday, Liverpool’s pleasing work on the ball was undermined by a lack of end product as Mario Balotelli and Raheem Sterling turned in abject performances in attack. It meant Hull’s breakthrough late in the first half, when Michael Dawson was afforded ample room to head home, […]

Leicester have been resurgent in recent weeks, stringing together four consecutive wins to climb from the foot of the table to outside the relegation zone. Saturday’s 1-0 win at fellow strugglers Burnley lifted them to 17th, a point clear of danger, although they now face a much sterner test in the shape of the league […]

Martinez has come in for criticism from certain quarters of the Goodison faithful during a testing second season on Merseyside, but the Spaniard got his tactics spot on to earn a morale-boosting win on Sunday courtesy of goals from James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas. Heeding the blueprint of Chelsea’s victory over United last […]

Liverpool is a young squad, and one that looks to be a lot younger by the start of next season. Long-time Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard, 34, will be moved on to Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy, and Kolo Toure, 34, and Glen Johnson, 30, will likely be joining him on the way out as their […]

QPR are two points adrift of safety with just five matches remaining and return to action for the first time since suffering an agonising 1-0 loss to leaders Chelsea on April 12. That match was settled by Cesc Fabregas’ 88th-minute strike, which was Chelsea’s first shot on target, after a valiant showing from QPR. Manager […]

Their young team under Paul Lambert were definitely nothing like the team that was pushing for Champions League football less than a decade ago, and many thought they were slipping through the trap door. By the time the Scotsman was treated of his managerial duties, the club was sitting in the relegation zone having only […]

As the chances of Tottenham making it into Champions League places for next year become increasingly less likely with each passing week, the chorus of questions about Hugo Lloris’s future with the club become louder. The France first-team goalkeeper joined Spurs from Lyon in 2012 for a scant 8 million and had expressed high hopes […]

Kieran Gibbs had an awful performance. His touch was off, decision making dull, and the number of times he gave away possession in key areas nearly had catastrophic consequences. Nacho Monreal should have played; so too Hector Bellerin. Aaron Ramsey was a threat when he got on the ball, but the defensive bunkers employed by […]

Some followers boycotted the game in protest at the operating of the team and a perceived lack of goal from the board. And for those who were in attendance, there was little reason for cheer as goals from Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane eclipsed Jack Colback’s effort to cause a 6th consecutive beat […]