Posts Tagged ‘ 4-2-1-3 ’

Ukraine 2-0 France: France lack creativity with the ball, and lack structure without it

November 18, 2013
Ukraine 2-0 France: France lack creativity with the ball, and lack structure without it

Ukraine are halfway to the World Cup, after a surprise 2-0 victory over France. Mykhaylo¬†Fomenko’s XI was fairly typical of his recent line-ups, although Roman Zozulya hasn’t always played upfront, and Edmar was fielded in an advanced role. Didier Deschamps left out Mathieu Valbuena and played Samir Nasri instead, with Olivier Giroud favoured over Karim Benzema...
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Ferguson showcases a 4-2-1-3 against Everton

August 21, 2012
Ferguson showcases a 4-2-1-3 against Everton

The main story on the night was Everton’s excellent performance, but the more significant development in the long-term was Manchester United’s choice of formation and personnel. The arrivals of both Shinji Kagawa and Robin van Persie have seen many questions about precisely how they’ll fit into the side, and while this starting XI doesn’t...
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Bielsa set to thrive in Bilbao

August 8, 2011
Bielsa set to thrive in Bilbao

It has been 13 years since Marcelo Bielsa has managed a club side.
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Argentina 1-1 Bolivia: Batista tries two systems but neither works well as Bolivia grab point

July 2, 2011
Argentina 1-1 Bolivia: Batista tries two systems but neither works well as Bolivia grab point

Bolivia took the lead at the start of the second half, but Sergio Aguero’s thumping volley rescued a draw for the hosts in the opening Copa America game.
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Posted in Copa America 2011 | 73 Comments »

Swansea 4-2 Reading: Sinclair hat-trick takes Swansea into the Premier League

May 31, 2011
Swansea 4-2 Reading: Sinclair hat-trick takes Swansea into the Premier League

Swansea won an exciting play-off final at Wembley to earn their place in the Premier League for the first time.
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Posted in England | 17 Comments »