Scotland 1 – 2 Wales

  Scotland lost yet another World Cup Qualifier – their first under new manager Gordon Strachan. The approach remained the same, with a few personnel changes. For most of the first half Scotland played deep and narrow and were pegged…

Bayern 0 – 2 Arsenal

Yet again Arsenal narrowly was knocked out of the Champions League ruing their poor performance in the first leg. Bayern’s approach of slowing down the game to kill it off nearly cost them the tie. Bayern started with a 4-2-3-1…

Kuwait 0 – 1 Iraq

  Gulf Cup holders Kuwait faced rivals Iraq in the second match of the Gulf Cup. Both teams were coming from victories in the previous match and the winner would qualify for the semi final. Iraq looked like the stronger…

Liverpool 3 – 0 Sunderland

Over the past one month, Liverpool has shown more fluency and it seems that they are finally playing according to Brendan Rodgers’ vision. But there is still work that needs to be done – on every Sunderland corner, the team…

Chelsea 0 – 0 Manchester City

A debut for Rafa Benitez – Chelsea was setup very defensively. Torres did have a couple of half chances but was woefully out of form, maybe someone should sprinkle some fairy dust on him to help him fly. Milner and…

Sunderland 1 – 1 Liverpool

  Liverpool dominated possession and created several chances, but yet again they failed to translate that into a defining victory. Rodgers started Gerrard, Allen and Shelvey in a midfield triangle. Sterling was given another start and Downing was left on…