At this midway juncture of a truly fascinating Premier League Season, Arsenal would look to give their fans some holiday cheer with an emphatic victory over newly-promoted Bournemouth. The Gunners were destroyed clinically by Southampton on Boxing Day and, with no team in the Premier League displaying the consistency Title winners require, would look to get back to winning ways.

Georginio Wijnaldum plundered four goals as Newcastle United thrashed Norwich City 6-2 at St James’ Park on Sunday to belatedly claim their first win of the Premier League season. Wijnaldum was a member of the Holland team that had failed to qualify for Euro 2016 earlier in the week, but he shrugged off the disappointment with a brilliant quadruple that eased some of the pressure on Newcastle manager Steve McClaren. Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic also found the net, while Moussa Sissoko played his part with four assists, as Newcastle secured a league victory at the ninth attempt ahead of next weekend’s trip to northeast derby rivals Sunderland, who replaced them at the foot of the table. “I thought the front four were excellent, especially ‘Gini’,” said McClaren. “I’m so pleased for everyone at the club. We’ve had to be patient, the fans especially.” Wijnaldum told Sky Sports: “Of course we needed the win. We played a few games when we […]

Manchester United went to the top of the table following a goalless draw with Newcastle United at Old Trafford but they will struggle to mount a title challenge if their forward line continues to offer such insipid performances. 7 points from 3 games is a fairly decent result especially considering the slow starts Manchester United have been off to over the last couple of seasons. However, any and all of their title rivals be it Manchester City, Chelsea or Arsenal, could be expected to have scored 3 points in this match. This must surely be worrying for Louis Van Gaal. Steve McClaren, on the other hand, will be delighted after earning a point from this match. After their defeat against Swansea the Magpies looked like relegation contenders but after this showing McClaren can be expected to have the confidence to ensure a mid table finish for his team this season. Van Gaal is laying the defensive foundations All the headlines […]

Manchester United v/s Newcastle United Old Trafford 22nd August 2015; 1245 BST *** Manchester United will take to Old Trafford again this week for the third league fixture of the season as Louis Van Gaal’s men host Steve McClaren’s Newcastle United.  After the “Memphis Parade” Tuesday night, which saw the Red Devils batter Belgian side Club Brugge 3-1 in the first leg of the Champions League play-off, Van Gaal will be hoping for something similar this Saturday as United hope to continue their winning ways. Meanwhile, the Magpies travel for their second continuous away fixture, coming off of a 0-2 loss at the Liberty Stadium with only a point in the bag thus far, from the 2-2 draw in the opening game against Southampton. Team News and Predicted Line-up Manchester United The Manchester United starting XI seems to be settling down relatively quickly, as the same squad took to the field in both their previous fixtures.  With two victories and […]