To say that Andros Townsend has had a topsy-turvy career would be quite the understatement. The England international, who’s yet to kick into next gear, has been a permanent member of three Premier League clubs already, whilst having spent time on loan at several other English sides.
His move to Crystal Palace happened this summer when the club triggered his release clause after Newcastle United’s relegation. Despite being handed the no. 10 jersey, the winger has yet to cement himself as a regular in the first XI. This has seemingly led Townsend to a desire to leave for his old stomping ground it appears.
And to add fuel to the rumors circulating, Townsend liked a tweet from a Newcastle fan asking whether or not fans would like to see the winger make a return to SJP.
Check out the Twitter activity below:
Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has consistently been one of the better performers for Manchester United in recent times. While the Basque midfielder may certainly not fit into the mould of a superstar footballer in the likes of a Pogba or a Neymar, Herrera has become somewhat of a cult hero at Manchester United owing to his impressive performances coupled with his intense passion for the club.
The midfielder’s deep allegiance was on full display yet again as he put in an ever impressive and tireless shift in the recent Manchester United-Liverpool derby.
While the likes of Pogba and Carrick floundered, Herrera kept Man United ticking in the middle of the park with his ever dynamic and clever play on and off the ball.
The midfielder at one instance sliced open the entire Liverpool midfield as he executed a sublime through pass taking out three Liverpool players in the process .
Check out the brilliant pass from the Spaniard below:
Celtic’s sheer dominance has (almost) assured them of another Scottish Premiership title this season and a major chunk of credit goes to the refreshing positive attitude Brendan Rodger’s brought along with him, especially towards the younger players.
The former Liverpool boss has brought up and nurtured several young players at Celtic, proof of which can be seen in the big money offer that has reportedly been made for 19 year old star Kieran Tierney by Premier League giants Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho had reportedly been looking for a way to curb the defensive woes since he took command at Old Trafford and it was the young Scottish full back who grabbed his scout’s attention apparently.
Owing to his massive popularity, the local boy has made quite some reputation amongst the faithful Hoops, many of whom have ridiculed the United’s £10 million bid!
Check out the best reactions of Celtic fans on United’s offer-
Mauricio Pochettino’s master tactics were at display once again as Tottenham destroyed West Brom 4-0 on Saturday, and the visitors were lucky as their punishment could have been a lot worse.
The tested 3-4-2-1 formation saw the Spurs attack being led by the famed troika of Alli and Eriksen with hat-trick hero Kane upfront, supported closely by the midfield pairing of Dembele & Wanyama and dangerously flanked by Rose and Walker.
The Baggies had a tough time facing onslaught after another as virtually the entire Tottenham squad (barring keeper Lloris) was deployed for just humiliating the enemy defence.
Check out the formation Spurs’ ultimately grew into against West Brom-
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late goal six minutes from time salvaged United a share of spoils as the Manchester United-Liverpool derby ended in yet another stale-mate following the 0-0 reverse fixture earlier in the season.
With third place Liverpool chasing leaders Chelsea and United also in contention a top four spot, the match was supposedly a big six-pointer for both clubs. There was more than just bragging rights at stake as both sides gave their utmost best to gain a sizeable advantage in the league standings.
The match eventually finished level at 1-1 as Ibrahimovic’s late goal cancelled out a James Milner penalty in the first half.
Still riled in the aftermath of the draw, the Liverpool manager when fielding questions on a post match interview, lashed out a x-rated rant when asked about his side’s title chances after the draw at Old Trafford.
Check out the x-rated reply from Klopp below:
While not being one of the more stellar names in the team-sheet, Belgian midfielder Moussa Dembele has often been an unsung hero for Tottenham with his commanding displays in the middle of the park.
The midfielder seems to have picked it up where he left off last season with his performances being a crucial aspect of Tottenham’s recent successes.
Dembele’s contribution to the team also seems to have got due attention from fans in recent times with a fan making a brilliant flow chart to describe Dembele’s playstyle.
The flow chart (below) just about sums up the Belgian’s playing style with striking references to his superb dribbling skills, his poor right foot and shooting skills as well as his tendency to draw fouls in from the opposition.
Check out the brilliant flow chart below:
The first managerial meeting between former team mates and good friends Ronald Koeman and Pep Guardiola ended on an extremely sour note for the latter. Koeman’s Everton thoroughly outclassed Guardiola’s Manchester City on the day, so much so that the 4-0 thrashing was the worst ever loss of Pep’s managerial career.
The best part about the victory from Everton’s perspective was the successful debuts of youngsters Tom Davies and Ademola Lookman. Both managed to score absolute worldies on debut; Davies chipped Bravo for Everton’s third and Lookman came off the bench to convert a chance most top-level players would be proud of.
Amazingly, one Everton fan managed to predict exactly how the latter goal would come about. Tweeting out the sequence before the goal almost exactly how it happened, the tweet was retweeted over four thousand times, with many shocked at just how well the fan managed to get the sequence of play right.
Check out the prediction here: