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Everton sack Ronald Koeman

A statement released by the club said: “Everton can confirm that Ronald Koeman has left the club. Bill Kenwright, the board of directors and Farhad Moshiri would all like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given over the past 16 months and for guiding the club to seventh place in last season’s Premier League campaign.” The 54-year-old Dutchman joined the Toffees from Southampton in June 2016 and took Everton to seventh place in his first season in charge last season. Koeman spent £140 million in the summer transfer window but has paid the price for just two wins in nine league games this season and dropping into the bottom three following the defeat to Arsenal on Sunday was the final straw for him. Despite guiding Everton back into Europe they have had a disappoint...

Liverpool v Manchester United

Liverpool make two changes to the side that was held 1-1 at Newcastle on 1st October. Emre Can and Roberto Firmino come in as Daniel Sturridge and the injured Sadio Mane make way. Mane suffered a hamstring injury while playing for Senegal and is likely to be out for up to six weeks. Liverpool Team: Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Coutinho, Firmino. Subs: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke. Manchester United make three changes to the side that won 4-0 against Crystal Palace on 30 September. Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata drop to the bench while Marouane Fellaini is injured. Matteo Darmian, Ander Herrera, and Anthony Martial come into the starting 11. Manchester United Team: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jon...

Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers

The feeling amongst football fans coming into this Sundays match between home side Manchester United and Harry Redknapp’s Queens Park Rangers was that United fans were growing impatient for a win and the Old Trafford fans were already losing faith in new Manager Louis Van Gaal, seeing massive amounts of summer spending as a nothing more than papering over the cracks of a weak team. They feared their club had lost sight of itself. Being at Old Trafford for the game you soon realised this couldn’t be further from the truth. There was an enhanced buzz around the ground, the feeling that this game was the real start of the season. A quick wander around the club’s official store and the multitude of fresh names on shirts and you understood exactly why. Big singings like Di Maria from Real Madri...

Top EPL clubs touring the USA

As international football fans are well aware, there isn’t truly an extended offseason for professional footballers. And in 2014—a World Cup year, of course—there’s really no time off. Mere weeks after the conclusion of the World Cup, many of the top clubs were back in action playing friendlies and exhibition events. This year, those of us in the U.S. who make a habit of following the English Premier League are getting a special treat in the form of several of England’s top clubs embarking on U.S. tours. Here’s a look at the EPL clubs making a stateside impact. Arsenal Arsenal isn’t really going on a U.S. tour like some other EPL clubs, but it did kick off the action in New York City against the Red Bulls of MLS on July 26 to the delight of a fairly massive U....

10-man Stoke City hang on for a point at Norwich

Ten-man Stoke City held Norwich to a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road after Bradeley Johnson gave the host’s the lead, Jon Walters’ penalty pulled the visitors level before he was sent off minutes later for a challenge on Alex Tettey. Mark Hughes was forced to make a change to the team that got to 1-0 win over Arsenal last weekend with Peter Odemwingie in for the suspended Charlie Adam whilst Chris Houghton recalled Ricky Van Wolfswinkle to his starting line-up. The first real chance of the game fell to Peter Crouch, after being fed in by Glenn Whelan, he found himself one on one with the keeper but he didn’t put enough power behind his shot and it was easy for John Ruddy to save. Eric Pieters put in a cross for Marko Arnautovic but he hit it on the half volley and it sailed over the ba...

Liverpool get first league win over Stoke

Luis Suarez scored two as Liverpool secured their first win at The Britannia Stadium in The Premier League. Strike partner Daniel Sturridge also had a cameo in the game scoring one and setting up Suarez’s second and Liverpool’s fourth goal. Whilst Steven Gerrard scored a penalty and Aly Cissokho bagged a deflected goal. Stoke fought back through Peter Crouch, Charlie Adam and Jon Walters but their efforts were in vain after Sturridge and Suarez run riot in the Potteries. Mark Hughes made just two changes with Walters and Crouch coming in for Kenwyne Jones and the ineligible Oussama Assaidi. Whilst Brendan Rodgers brought in Kolo Toure for the injured Daniel Agger and Captain Gerrard replaced Iago Aspas. Returnee Sturridge started on the bench. Liverpool found the opening just four minutes ...