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West Ham quicker to the second balls in 3-0 victory over Fulham

September 1, 2012
West Ham quicker to the second balls in 3-0 victory over Fulham

This game’s main story was always going to involve the debut of Andy Carroll. 24 hours after confirmation of his loan from Liverpool, he went straight into Sam Allardyce’s first XI. That came as little surprise – new signings often need time to settle in, but any doubt about his tactical role was unlikely. As...
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England 3-2 Sweden: long balls, set-pieces and terrible defending

June 16, 2012
England 3-2 Sweden: long balls, set-pieces and terrible defending

A scrappy game low on quality, but high on entertainment. Roy Hodgson made one change. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was dropped with Ashley Young moving to the left, and Andy Carroll coming upfront as a target man. Erik Hamren brought in three players – Johan Elmander upfront, Anders Svensson in the middle, and Jonas Olsson at the back,...
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Euro 2012 preview: England

June 6, 2012
Euro 2012 preview: England

Roy Hodgson was the right choice as England coach – at least in the short-term – but realistically, you can’t expect a side to play good football when their coach is appointed a month before the tournament. Besides, even without considering the managerial situation or England’s terrible record of injuries in the last couple of...
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Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool: Chelsea lift the trophy

May 5, 2012
Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool: Chelsea lift the trophy

Chelsea won their fourth FA Cup in the last six years.
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Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United: Patient game settled by route one winner

January 28, 2012
Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United: Patient game settled by route one winner

4-5-1 v 4-5-1 became 4-4-2 v 4-4-2, and Liverpool just about came out on top.
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