Barclays Premier League Previews 19-21 November 2011
Saturday 19 November
Everton & Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers have not won at Goodison Park since September 1979.Everton have lost five of their last six Premier League games.Wolverhampton Wanderers have lost six of the eight games when they have conceded the first goal in their Premier League outings this season.
Manchester City & Newcastle United
Newcastle United have failed to beat Manchester City in nine Premier League meetings since February 2006.Manchester City have scored at least two goals in 18 of the last 20 games in all competitions.Newcastle United have won all seven games
Updated 6th June 2012 at 08:56 PM by Statisticus
Welcome to the new Euro 2012 blog on 11v11 dedicated to the 2012 European Championship.
This is just a stub at present as we get ready to launch web sites for each of the national teams involved in the competition. The web sites wil contain every match and every player to have played for each of the national sides involved in the competition, which are:
Poland and Ukraine - the hosts.
Germany, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands, Greece, England, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, Republic of Ireland, Portugal, Czech Republic and Croatia.
This blog will also link to an 11v11 complete statistical history of the European Championships as well as including regular articles of historial and statistical interest to football fans in
Goal of the Week: Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers’ opener against Stoke City)
- This week’s award recognises the art of quick-thinking as Bolton Wanderers took a crucial early lead against Stoke City.
- Still without a home point after five games this season, Bolton were desperate for a morale boosting win.
- They needed a good start and got it with a smart opening goal within two minutes.
- Referee Howard Webb pulled up Asmir Begovic when he collected Glenn Whelan’s back-pass (the ball came off the midfielder’s foot and moved in a backwards direction).
- While Begovic and his City colleagues turned their attention to arguing the validity of the decision, Ivan Klasnic grabbed the ball from the keeper’s grasp and, with
Performance of the Week: Brad Friedel
(Photo by James Boyes)
- In a season that has so far been dominated by the astounding number of high scoring games, this week the goalkeepers fought back.
- With notable nods of appreciation towards Ali Al Habsi of Wigan Athletic, Swansea City’s Michel Vorm and Petr Cech of Chelsea, this week’s AFS Performance of the Week award goes to the grand old man of Premier League keepers... Tottenham Hotspur’s Brad Friedel.
- With Fulham putting the Spurs defence under intense pressure during the second-half at Craven Cottage, a string of fine saves from the 40 year-old maintained the visitors winning run.
- Although manager Harry Redknapp’s recovery from
We'll update the predictions to incorporate line-up information prior to kick-off, so keep a close watch, particularly if you can leave your selections to the last minute. Van Persie did us all a very profitable favour last week - lets hope for another hat-trick from him today. Good luck with all your fantasy teams!
Newcastle Everton 2-1
Newcastle scorer: Ibrahim Ba* Assist: Jonas Gutierrez
Everton scorer: Vellios Assist: Leighton Baines
Arsenal West Brom 3-0
Arsenal scorer: Van Persie* Assist: Yao Gervinho
West Brom scorer: Cox Assist: Chris Brunt
Aston Villla Norwich 3-2
Aston Villa scorer: Gabby Agbonlahor Assist: Bent
Norwich scorer: Morison Assist: Bennett
Updated 17th June 2012 at 03:52 PM by 11v11
One Match Ban (05/11)
One Match Ban (06/11)
One Match Ban (06/11)
- Bale’s second of the game ended an unlikely QPR comeback as Spurs moved level on points with Chelsea and Newcastle United in the Premier League table.
- Man of the Match Scott Parker advanced in to the QPR half before passing to Rafael Van der Vaart. He found Aaron Lennon who clinically exchanged a triangle of passes with Bale on the edge of the box before the Welsh star coolly guided the ball into the top corner with his lethal left foot.
- It brought Spurs boss Harry Redknapp to his feet and drew applause from QPR manager Neil Warnock.
- Before this game, Bale hadn’t scored a Premier League goal at White Hart Lane since New Year’s Day.
- In emphasising that he has the ability of making the game seem simple, he later said: “Scoring goals is an
Arsenal's Robbie van Persie wins this week's performance of the week for his marvellous hat-trick in the 5-3 win at Chelsea.
- Arsenal’s Captain Fantastic wins the AFS Premier League Performance of the Week award for the second time in three weeks.
- He became the first player to score a hat-trick against Chelsea since Kanu of Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on 23 October 1999 which is also the only other opposition hat-trick at Chelsea in the Premier League.
- The leading candidate for Player of the Year has now scored 28 goals in 27 Premier League games in 2011.
- Arsenal scored five league goals at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 1934.
- Chelsea conceded five goals at home in the league for the first
Updated 2nd November 2011 at 08:05 PM by Veritas
(Correct goals stat)