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  1. Gerrard's glory night

    Not that it was needed, but Steven Gerrard enhanced his reputation as a Liverpool legend with his hat-trick in last night's Mersey derby victory against Everton at Anfield.
    The 31 year-old marked David Moyes’ tenth anniversary as Everton manager by becoming the first player to score three goals in this fixture since Ian Rush hit four at Goodison Park in November 1982.
    Steven is only the fifth Liverpool player to notch a Mersey derby hat-trick at Anfield. The most recent came from Fred Howe in September 1935.
    Only Ian Rush has scored more Reds goals (19) against the Toffees than Steven's eight. He shares second position with Harry Chambers and Jack Parkinson.
    It all came on the night that he became the 25th player to reach the 400 appearances mark in the Premier League. ...
  2. Premier League goal of the week: Didier Drogba for Chelsea against Stoke

    Our goal of the week goes to Didier Drogba for Chelsea against Stoke City


    - Following the recent controversial departure of manager Andre Villas-Boas, the long-serving striker handed Chelsea a much needed victory with an expertly taken goal.


    - The Stamford Bridge stalwart collected Juan Mata's through-ball 12 yards out and kept his cool to round City keeper Asmir Begovic and stroke then ball into the empty net.

    - On the day before his 34th birthday, Didier became the 22nd player to score a total of 100 goals in the Premier League.

    - This was Didier’s 220th Premier League appearance so making him the ninth quickest player to reach the three figures. Alan Shearer is top of the list having struck his 100th ...
  3. Premier League and Football League transfers 6 - 12 March 2012

    There's just two more weeks to go before the final deadline of the season for Football League clubs so there's plenty of loan activity on this week's Transfer List.
    A 12-month archive of all transactions is available to subscribers in the player transfers and transfer history section of the 11v11 Football Database.

    Date Player Club from Club to Fee
    08/03/2012 AGYEMANG, Patrick Queens Park Rangers Stevenage Loan to end of season
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  4. Arsenal the first team to win 4 in a row from a losing position in the Premier League

    Arsenal's 2-1 victory against Newcastle United puts the team into the record books as the first team to win four games in a row in the Premier League from a losing position.

    The run began with a 90th minute winner from Thierry Henry after the Gunners had fallen behind to Sunderland, continued through the 5-2 victory against Spurs, a 90th minute winner by Robin Van Persie at Anfield and was capped by a last minute goal against Newcastle by central defender Thomas Vermaelen.

    Arsenal are now just a singe point behind Tottenham and look a good bet to claim third place, as man-of-the match Theo Walcott opined:

    "The way you finish, that's what's important."
  5. Premier League and Football League suspensions weekend of 10 March

    This week's suspensions list includes the result of Sunderland's Lee Cattermole's multi-misdemeanours during and just after the Tyne-Wear derby.
    Don't forget that more details are available to our subscribers at the Disciplinary Suspensions section of the11v11 Football Database

    Start Date Player Club Term
    04/03/2012 BROWN,Troy Aldershot Town Three Match Ban (06/03,10/03,13/03)
    07/03/2012 RAVENHILL,Ricky Bradford City Two Match Ban (10/03,13/03)
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  6. APOEL Nicosia in sweet success!

    APOEL Nicosia have become the first Cypriot team to reach the quarter-finals of any European competition after beating Lyon 4-3 on penalties (1-1 on aggregate) to qualify for the last eight of the Champions League.

    • APOEL means Athletikos Podosferikos Omilos Ellinon Lefkosias or Athletic Football Club of Greeks of Nicosia
    • They have been the champions in Cyprus 21 times
    • Their current team includes ten different nationalities
    • Their average home attendance so far this season at the 22,859-capacity GSP Stadium is 9,418
    • Their record signing (Ailton) cost £800,000
    • This is only the second time they’ve reached the group stages of the Champions League.
    • They finished bottom of Group D in 2009-10 behind Chelsea, Porto and Atletico Madrid
    • This season’s Champions
    ...

    Updated 8th March 2012 at 10:44 AM by 11v11

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    Champions League
  7. Premier League Goal of the Week: Arsenal’s Robin Van Persie against Liverpool

    Thius week's Premier League goal of the week (and contender for goal of the season) is of course Robin Van Persie’s late winner for Arsenal at Liverpool.

    - The Footballer of the Year-elect made Liverpool pay for their own profligacy in front of goal at Anfield when he snatched victory for the Gunners with an expertly struck side-foot volley from Alex Song's cross from a narrow angle in the second of eight minutes of added time.
    - It was his 25th goal of the Premier League season and the tenth winning goal.
    - It was reminiscent of his stunning strike against Everton earlier in the season and was gleefully hailed by manager Arsene Wenger:

    “When you see the ball landing at the feet of Van Persie you know he can deliver a special goal. He ...
  8. Premier League Preview Stats 10–12 March 2012

    Barclays Premier League
    10 – 12 March 2012

    Saturday 10 March
    Aston Villa Fulham
    • Fulham have not won a league game at Villa Park since 3 March 1973.
    • Should they fail to win today, Aston Villa will have completed a run of eight home league games without a victory for the first time since 1921.
    • Pavel Pogrebnyyak has become the first player to score in each of his first three games in the Premier League for Fulham.
    Bolton Wanderers Queens Park Rangers
    • Bolton Wanderers have won five of their six meetings with Queens Park Rangers since March 1999 (all league).
    • Bolton Wanderers’ Kevin Davies is one yellow card away from equalling Lee Bowyer’s all-time Premier League record for the most yellow cards (102).
    • Queens Park Rangers have conceded
    ...

    Updated 10th March 2012 at 10:45 AM by 11v11 (Amend error in Aston Villa stat)

    Categories
    Premier League
  9. Premier League performance of the week: West Bromwich Albion

    This week our performance of the week goes to West Bromwich Albion for their win against Chelsea.


    - If Chelsea had become West Bromwich Albion’s bete noire, all that was put behind them with Gareth McAuley’s goal giving the Baggies a fully deserved victory at The Hawthorns which brought Andre Villas-Boas’ reign to a premature end.

    - Chelsea had won all 11 previous Premier League meetings with Albion.

    - The Baggies had not beaten Chelsea in 17 league meetings since March 1979, drawing one and losing 16.
    - Roy Hodgson’s team came into the game in fine form though. In their two previous games (5-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers and 4-0 v Sunderland), they had won consecutive top-division games by a margin of four goals or more ...
  10. Premier League and Football League transfers 27 February - 5 March 2012

    This week's Transfer List includes Fulham's signing of a recent Real Madrid midfielder while Oldham Athletic have welcomed the first Comoros Islands international to the Football League.
    A 12-month archive of all transactions is available to subscribers in the player transfers and transfer history section of the 11v11 Football Database.

    Date Player Club from Club to Fee
    05/03/2012 ABDULLA, Ahmed West Ham United Dagenham and Redbridge Free
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