Tottenham title hopes dented by a draw against West Brom

Tottenham only managed to draw against West Bromwich Albion where a win would have helped them cut down their deficit on Leicester.

Leicester is currently 7 points clear of Tottenham and could win the title by defeating Manchester United on Sunday. Spurs will be downhearted that they could not score with the many occasions that they received during the game.


Tottenham started the match well and caused all kind of troubles to West Brom. The first occasion came to Eriksen on a free-kick which the West Brom goalkeeper diverted into a corner. Minutes later, it was Harry Kane who was denied by the keeper.

The opening goal came in the 33rd minute when Dawson scored an own goal under pressure from Jan Vertonghen.

After the break, Tottenham had opportunities to double their lead, but Lamela only managed to hit the post with his shot. This was the 3rd time that Spurs hit the post in this game. Continue reading “Tottenham title hopes dented by a draw against West Brom”

Fabian Delph to be back soon after International Break

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph is very much looking forward to be back amongst the action after the international break.

The former Aston Villa man moved to the Etihad stadium in the summer against the advice of many.Delph was seen as a spare man who would fill up the home grown spots in the squad. His signing was compared to the arrivals of players like Adam Johnson in previous years. However, Delph went with confidence and started only five league matches. He has been out with an injury since the end of January, which have prevented his impact in the team.

Due to the poor form of midfielder Yaya Touré, Delph now has an opportunity to capitalise. He has been unavailable for the last games due to an Achilles injury. However, the player has revealed that he has made sufficient progress to be able to face Bournemouth after the international break. The game against Bournemouth will be followed by a mammoth clash against Paris St Germain in the Champions League quarter finals. Hence, it is most likely the manager Manuel Pellegrini will use his second string starting line-up against Bournemouth even though the club are in the middle of a top four race. Continue reading “Fabian Delph to be back soon after International Break”

Claudio Ranieri believes that star striker Jamie Vardy is expected to be fit

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri believes that star striker Jamie Vardy is expected to be fit for the league match against Tottenham. This match comes just days after the two teams met at White Hart Lane for an FA Cup fixture. The match finished as a 2-2 draw, which meant that Leicester have not won in the last four matches of all competitions. This is a significant drop in form and one that threatens the club’s top four position. Leicester have been considered as title challengers in the last few weeks after they went past Christmas while maintaining their position near the top.

However, failure to win four matches in succession is likely to take the confidence out of the team. It becomes harder to win games in the future and the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham are primed to take over the second spot from Leicester. Ranieri has been able to get the best out of the players so far, but even he has struggled to cope with the absence ofVardy. The 29-year-old is the top scorer in the Premier League with 15 goals in 20 appearances. However, he has missed the last couple of matches due to an injury, but he is set to return for this crucial away trip against Spurs. Continue reading “Claudio Ranieri believes that star striker Jamie Vardy is expected to be fit”

Steve Bruce says that his team hasn’t been good enough as they suffered relegation

A goalless draw against Manchester United wasn’t enough for Hull City to ensure their Premier League stay as Steve Bruce and his players are now shifting to the Championship League and the coach himself admits that his team deserved this as they haven’t been performing good enough throughout the entire season.

Steve Bruce voiced the disappointment of how his team has been performing in this season as the coach of Hull City said: “It’s an awful experience and it will dawn on the players we are not in the Premier League anymore. There is talking and soul searching to be done. It is bitter and sad at the moment. We all have to take the brunt of it; we have not been good enough. I thought at the start of the season we would have enough to stay in the Premier League but we have not done enough. You have to come back as strong as posible.”

If Hull City had claimed a victory against Manchester United instead of the draw, it would have been enough for them to avoid the bottom relegation zone but even though Hull City did actually perform better in this match, they just couldn’t score the crucial goal. Continue reading “Steve Bruce says that his team hasn’t been good enough as they suffered relegation”

Harry Kane has been unable to get the ball into the net in the 3 matches

Harry Kane has been unable to get the ball into the net in the 3 matches that he has appeared in so far in the Premier League 2015-16, but, his boss Mauricio Pochettino is not concerned.

As per Pochettino, Kane is putting a lot in his preparations and it will not take long before he starts reaping the rewards of his hard work.

However, Pochettino is quite gutted about the fact that the Spurs couldn’t maintain their lead against two comparatively weaker teams that they played on 15th and 22nd respectively i.e. Stoke City and Leicester City.

While it could easily have been two wins and 6 points for them from those two games, it turned out to be two draws and two points.

Tottenham had actually had a lead of 2-0 in the Stoke game, but, out of the blue, they conceded two back to back goals in a space of 5 minutes in the latter parts of the second half and what was looking like a certain victory for them ended up in a draw. Continue reading “Harry Kane has been unable to get the ball into the net in the 3 matches”

Garry Monk is not happy after having lost against a relegation threatened club

Swansea City sustained a disappointing result and a road block in their journey of snatching an Europa League spot for the upcoming season after losing against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on April 18.

 

Garry Monk was not proud or happy to see his players performing at such a low level when they played against Leicester City and the 36 year old manager had a few things to tell his players after having lost against Leicester City.

 

The head coach of Swansea City, Garry Monk expressed his thoughts about the match as eh told reporters: “I had explained all week to the players that the first 20 minutes were crucial when the crowd was on a high and their players motivated. We knew we had to do that but we concede a goal we are disappointed with after 15 minutes and credit to Leicester because they kept to their game plan which was simple but effective and they had the momentum.”

Leonardo Ulloa and Andy King were the players who scored against Swansea City. Continue reading “Garry Monk is not happy after having lost against a relegation threatened club”