We take a look at some of the best English Championship Playoff Finals to be played out in the history of English football.
The rivalry between Chelsea and Liverpool has produced some absolute crackers since the turn of the millennium and ahead of the showdown at Stamford Bridge on Friday, The Hard Tackle looks back at three of the greatest clashes between the two sides.
Manchester United have uploaded a highlight reel of the away Manchester derby in the 1992-93 season.
The Blues were favourites to retain their crown this season, after winning it in stylish fashion in the previous campaign. But no one could have prepared Chelsea and their fans for what was about to happen over the course of this season.
With the football world still reeling from the shock and audacity of Leicester City's Premier League triumph, we sketch the Foxes' remarkable rise from the depths of League one through to Premier League glory in the space of seven years.
The fabled European night at Anfield played backdrop to yet another comeback victory for Liverpool; this time over Villarreal; as the Merseysiders coasted through to a first European final in nine years. We now look back on some of the Reds' most memorable continental finals as they get set to lock horns with Sevilla on May 18th at the St.Jakob-Park in Basel.
To reach the quarter-finals PSG must overcome Chelsea as they did last season when, in an epic encounter at the same stage of the competition.
The last ever replay match played in FA cup history had everything; a disallowed goal, missed chances, a sending off, an injury time penalty, and one of the most brilliant goals ever scored; and to think of it this match could have been avoided had Roy Keane’s goal in the original had not been wrongly chalked off for offside. This was not just a semi-final match, but a match between Manchester United FC and Arsenal FC, two rivals competing for the title of Champion of England. Backdrop The previous season Arsenal FC lifted the premier league title by overhauling Manchester United’s eleven point lead in Arsene Wenger’s first full season as manager of Arsenal. Wenger became the first non-British manager to win the title league in England. Few days later Arsenal defeated Newcastle United 2-0 to lift the FA cup, thus becoming only the second team after Manchester United to win a second double in English football. During the early […]
On Saturday, Poland beat Germany for the first time in their history to take control of Euro 2016 qualifying Group D. The match, which ended 2-0, featured goals from Milik and substitute Mila, and marked the first time the Poles beat their neighbors in 19 attempts. One of those attempts was during the group stages of World Cup 2006. The Germans and the Poles found themselves in Group A with Ecuador and Costa Rica, with Poland and Ecuador vying for the second spot into the last 16. With this in mind, the Poles arrived in Dortmund to stymie the hosts, who fielded five of the players who would go on to win the World Cup 2014. Germany 1-0 Poland Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany June 14, 2006 In front of a home crowd of 65,000, the Germans dominated possession but couldn’t take the lead, with Miroslav Klose coming close on two occasions in the first 15 minutes. In the tenth […]
14th Febuary 2014, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho launched a jibe on Arsene Wenger saying, “He (Wenger) is a specialist in failure".