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Everton 2-2 Liverpool: surprising levels of pressing, while Rodgers switches to a back three

October 29, 2012
Everton 2-2 Liverpool: surprising levels of pressing, while Rodgers switches to a back three

A frantic first half, followed by a more subdued second half. David Moyes was without Steven Pienaar so used Kevin Mirallas on the left, where he was the first half’s brightest player. Steven Naismith started on the right, while Marouane Fellaini returned behind the main striker. If looking for betting tips click here. In the absence of...
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Everton 1-0 Manchester United: Fellaini dominates in the air

August 21, 2012
Everton 1-0 Manchester United: Fellaini dominates in the air

Marouane Fellaini was the game’s star player, and scored the winning goal with a fine header. David Moyes used a familiar 4-4-1-1 system, with Fellaini deployed behind Nikica Jelavic. Sir Alex Ferguson had major injury problems at the back, with Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Rio Ferdinand all out. Michael Carrick had to play...
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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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Five points on Liverpool 2-1 Everton

April 14, 2012
Five points on Liverpool 2-1 Everton

Liverpool fought back from 1-0 down to book their place in the final.
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Where do Premier League sides attack from?

March 16, 2012
Where do Premier League sides attack from?

In an individual match, it’s easy to see that a side have a bias towards one particular flank. In Monday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle, Arsenal constantly attacked down the right, with Theo Walcott staying wide on that flank, and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain moving inside from the left.
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