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LFC wins without Gerrard

22 Nov

Liverpool fell back to earth with a resounding thud after their win over Chelsea, the top team in the league, going winless against Wigna and Stoke.  They got back on the winning track Saturday, notching a 3-0 victory over hapless West Ham.  Glen Johnson, Dirk Kuyt and Maxi Rodriguez all netted goals in the win.  It was exactly the kind of game Liverpool needed after a rough previous couple outings.  They also won without skipper Steven Gerrard, who was ruled out for a month after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty (damn it, Capello!).

The win put the Reds into ninth place and only six points out of the top four.  With the way this season is going, there is no reason to count Liverpool out of the running for a top four spot.  Granted, they will have to find some more consistency, but it’s by no means an impossibility.  As of right now, there’s no team that is head and shoulders above everyone else.  At the beginning of the year, Chelsea looked like that team, but they have struggled as of late and as a result, Manchester United is now equal with the holders on points.  It’s a wide open race at this point and will make for some excellent clashes coming up.

Liverpool will face their next test at Tottenham on Sunday.  The Spurs are currently sixth and are coming off an impressive come-from-behind 3-2 win over Arsenal.  The home side will be full of confidence going into Sunday’s match and Liverpool will have to be on top of their game if they want to claim a win.

Landy picks up assist in Everton debut

9 Jan

Landon Donovan assisted on Leon Osman’s opening goal in a 2-2 draw with Arsenal.  The American midfielder made his first start in his Everton debut.  Landy’s apparent victory was spoiled when Arsenal’s Tomas Rosicky scored an equalizer in the 92nd minute.

Several other Premier League games were also snowed/iced out.  The West Ham/Wolves game and the Wigan/Aston Villa game were both postponed in addition to the other five contests that had already been snowed out.

Premier League Schedule – December 26-27

24 Dec

The best game of the weekend is Aston Villa at Arsenal on Sunday. Each team has 35 points and a victory could vault the winner into second place, depending on the result of the Manchester United game. Liverpool desperately need a win to get their season back on track (I feel like I’ve written that sentence a lot this year.)

Saturday, December 26
Birmingham vs. Chelsea – 7:30 a.m. ET/ESPN2 (Live)
Fulham vs. Tottenham – 8 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)
West Ham vs. Portsmouth – 7:55 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Burnley vs. Bolton – 2:30 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Delayed)
Manchester City vs. Stoke – 9:55 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Sunderland vs. Everton – 10 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)
Wigan vs. Blackburn – 3 p.m. ET/Setanta (Delayed)
Liverpool vs. Wolves – 12:30 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)

Sunday, December 27
Arsenal vs. Aston Villa – 8:25 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Hull vs. Manchester United – 11 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)

Terrible outing by Liverpool

20 Dec

After dominating the first half hour against Portsmouth, the wheels completely fell off for Liverpool on Saturday.  Midfielder Javier Mascherano picked up a dubious red card, as well as an injury, towards the end of the first half.  From that point on, the Reds looked completely out of whack.  Although it was nice to see Fernando Torres back in the starting lineup, he got increasingly frustrated and kept talking back to the ref, something he doesn’t usually do.  The passing wasn’t crisp and they hardly challenged the Portsmouth goal at all in the second half.  Keep in mind, they were playing Portsmouth, the team in LAST PLACE in the league, a team Liverpool should be able to beat.  It’s a extremely frustrating loss in an increasingly disappointing season for Liverpool.  

Fulham pulled off another upset on Saturday as well, knocking off Manchester United, 3-0.  League leader Chelsea failed to take advantage of United’s slip-up and were only able to take a point from a 1-1 draw with West Ham.

Premier League Schedule Dec. 19-21

18 Dec

Manchester United looks to go joint top with a win over Fulham on Saturday, while Chelsea looks to keep a three-point gap from their closest challenger against West Ham Sunday.  Meanwhile, Liverpool needs a win over bottom-dwelling Portsmouth if they want to keep any hope of a top four finish alive.

I will add the US broadcasts for Fox Soccer games later tonight as the new Foxsoccer.com website doesn’t seem to want to give me that information at the moment.

Saturday, December 19
Portsmouth vs. Liverpool – 7:45 a.m. ET/ESPN2 (Live)
Aston Villa vs. Stoke
Blackburn vs. Tottenham
Fulham vs. Manchester United – 9:30 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Manchester City vs. Sunderland
Arsenal vs. Hull

Sunday, December 20
Wolves vs. Burnley – 8:25 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Everton vs. Birmingham
West Ham vs. Chelsea

Monday, December 21
Wigan vs. Bolton

Premier League Schedule – December 5-6

5 Dec

Fernando Torres will not feature in Liverpool’s game at Blackburn this weekend due to an ongoing groin injury.  It was rumoured that he would play this weekend, however I suppose we will have to wait a little bit longer for the services of the fantastic Mr. Torres.

Saturday, December 5
Portsmouth vs. Burnley – 7:30 a.m. ET/ESPN2 (Live)
Arsenal vs. Stoke – 10 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)
Aston Villa vs. Hull – 7 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Delayed)
Blackburn vs. Liverpool – 5 p.m. ET/Setanta (Delayed)
West Ham vs. Manchester United – 9:30 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Wigan vs. Birmingham – 8:30 p.m. ET/Setanta (Delayed)
Wolves vs. Bolton
Manchester City vs. Chelsea – 12:30 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)

Sunday, December 6
Fulham vs. Sunderland – 9:55 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Everton vs. Tottenham – 11 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)

Premier League TV Schedule – November 28-29

27 Nov

There are some good games on tap this weekend. The biggest one is probably the Arsenal/Chelsea match Sunday afternoon. Both squads have been playing well and winning. Arsenal is eight points back from first place Chelsea, but is definitely capable of knocking off the leaders. On Saturday, fourth place Tottenham plays away to fifth place Aston Villa in a game that could have major top four implications. And of course, there’s the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton, which is always a hard fought match.

Saturday, November 28
Blackburn vs. Stoke – 8:30 p.m. ET/Setanta (Delayed)
Fulham vs. Bolton – 5 p.m. ET/Setanta (Delayed)
Manchester City vs. Hull – 9:55 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Portsmouth vs. Manchester United – 9:45 a.m. ET/ESPN2 (Live)
West Ham vs. Burnley – 10 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)
Wigan vs. Sunderland – 7 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Delayed)
Aston Villa vs. Tottenham – 12:30 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)

Sunday, November 29
Wolves vs. Birmingham – 7 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Delayed)
Everton vs. Liverpool – 8:25 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Arsenal vs. Chelsea – 11 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)