Posts Tagged ‘ midfield ’

Birmingham 2-1 Arsenal: Martins scores late tap-in to win the cup

February 27, 2011
Birmingham 2-1 Arsenal: Martins scores late tap-in to win the cup

Birmingham blunted Arsenal, and took their chances to record a huge Carling Cup final shock.
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in England | 123 Comments »

Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool: a contest about the small details

March 21, 2010
Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool: a contest about the small details

No major tactical surprises here, and no surprise outcome either. Ferguson’s default line-up for these ‘big’ games is a flexible 4-5-1 shape (which means no Dimitar Berbatov) whilst Benitez was always going to go with Lucas ahead of Alberto Aquilani for a more solid midfield away at Old Trafford.
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in England | 34 Comments »

Arsenal 1-0 Liverpool – Wenger’s slight midfield shift wins him the game

February 10, 2010
Arsenal 1-0 Liverpool – Wenger’s slight midfield shift wins him the game

The problem in the first half here was to do with mentality. Both sides were happy with keeping it tight, and in their respective situations it’s not hard to see why. Arsenal, having been thrashed by both Chelsea and Manchester United in their past two games, were content to prevent a whitewash. Liverpool, on...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in England | 3 Comments »