Football

Liverpool the form horse as Premier League heads for the home straight

By Brian Sears 20 March 2015 Liverpool are not just the form team in the Premier League since the start of the year but have a better league record in 2015 so far than any team among the 92 in the top four divisions. Brendan Rodgers' side have won eight, drawn two and lost none of their 10 league games this year, amassing 26 points at an average of 2.6 per game. No other team in England can top that. The context of this is that Liverpool meet Manchester United this weekend with a place in the top four at stake. The outcome...


Spurs head to Man Utd looking for first ever hat-trick of Old Trafford wins

By Brian Sears 13 March 2015 So here's the thing: Tottenham Hotspur have been playing league football against Manchester United on and off since the 1909-10 season, when they first met in the old, old First Division. Spurs drew 2-2 at home that year and got thumped 5-0 away. In more than a century since, the two clubs have been in the same division for 77 seasons, with only times apart being when one or other dropped briefly from the top flight. And on Sunday, Spurs visit Old Trafford looking to complete a first-ever hat-trick of consecutive league wins at United. Their all-time record at...


Everton and City getting better at drawing conclusions at Arsenal and Liverpool

By Brian Sears 27 February 2015 Sunday's two big games in the Premier League throw up contrasting challenges for the two Merseyside clubs, with Liverpool outsiders at home against a team they have a brilliant home record against (Manchester City), and Everton outsiders away against a team that history says will thump them. The history we are considering is the Premier League era, so the 23 years since the top division revamped in 1992-93, kick-starting the 'monied era' explained in greater detail here. It goes without saying that the circumstances in place 23 years ago have little bearing on what happens between teams...