Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was the cream of the crop as he inspired Arsenal to a 2-0 victory over Championship side Reading. The England international scored both of his side's goals on the day and single handedly took the attack to the opposition
Liverpool registered a rare win at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, beating Arsenal 4-3 to come away with their first three points of the new Premier League season.
Jose Mourinho won a trophy in his first official game of Manchester, beating Leicester 2-1 to win the Community Shield.
Mauricio Pochettino's men dominated from the start to the finish as Harry Kane, Erik Lamela and Delle Alli all found the back of the net in superb fashion to pile on more pre-season misery on Roberto Mancini's Inter Milan.
Cristiano Ronaldo's unfortunate substitution due to injury didn't matter in the end as former Swansea forward Eder's extra-time goal sealed European glory for the Portuguese.
Ronaldo came alive in the second half to score and set up a goal for former Manchester United team-mate Nani to send Portugal into the finals of the European Championships in France at the expense of Gareth Bale's Wales.
Manchester United came back from a goal down to beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup Final at Wembley courtesy a Juan Mata goal and a Jesse Lingard stoppage time winner.
Arsenal ran out 4-0 winners against Aston Villa in the final game of the season. This win, combined with Newcastle's win over Spurs, sees Arsenal finish second on the table.
Speaking after Barcelona’s 2-1 away win over Malaga, manager Luis Enrique claimed that it was important for his team to win despite ‘playing badly’. Barcelona looked unconvincing even though they took the lead in the first minute of the game as Munir found the back of the net from close range. It took a brilliant goal from Lionel Messi to earn Barcelona three crucial points as Luis Enrique emphasised the importance of winning games despite playing poorly. To win, playing a game when we were not at our usual level, strengthens us As reported by ESPNFC.com, Luis Enrique admitted that his side were inferior to Malaga in the first half of the game. The manager went on to claim that it was one of Barcelona’s worst first half performances in recent times. “It is difficult for us to play such a weak first half, lots of problems, lots of mistakes. “Even after scoring so early. We were inferior to Malaga in […]
The title race got steaming hot this week with Mohun Bagan and Churchill Brothers suffering huge setbacks in their bid to win the I-League, while Dempo Sports Club and Kingfisher East Bengal consolidated their position at the summit of league standings. Here's TheHardTackle's weekly round-up...