Posts Tagged ‘ rooney ’

Italy 0-0 England: Pirlo dictates the game

June 25, 2012
Italy 0-0 England: Pirlo dictates the game

Italy somehow failed to score despite dominating for 120 minutes, but won the resulting penalty shoot-out. Cesare Prandelli brought in Riccardo Montolivo to play at the top of the diamond, because of concerns over Thiago Motta’s fitness. Roy Hodgson made no changes from the XI that narrowly defeated Ukraine in the group stage. Italy were the better...
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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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Ten points on Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea

September 18, 2011
Ten points on Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea

A crazily open game with no overall pattern, so here are some disparate observations.
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Man United 3-0 Tottenham: second half improvement puts United in command

August 22, 2011
Man United 3-0 Tottenham: second half improvement puts United in command

Manchester United won an entertaining game 3-0, though it was evenly-balanced until the first goal.
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Ferguson’s flexible front four hints at a return to the fluidity of 2008

August 7, 2011
Ferguson’s flexible front four hints at a return to the fluidity of 2008

Community Shield matches can often be rather mundane – this year’s was a cracker, with Manchester United coming back from 2-0 down at half time to defeat Manchester City 3-2.
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