BIRMINGHAM, England -- A trio of observations on Aston Villa and Manchester United 1-1 draw in the Premier League.
1. Another mixed Man United display
Another mixed performance for Manchester United, but on this occasion they failed to convert it into three points. One was all they deserved in a game in which they failed to land punches during the first half and failed to land enough in the second.
Facing 10 men for the final 25 minutes, albeit 10 men backed by a ferocious home crowd, they couldn't...
Atletico de Kolkata defeated Kerala Blasters 1-0 with a goal deep into injury time to be crowned the inaugural champions of the Indian Super League. A capacity crowd of 60,000 in Mumbai's D.Y. Patil Stadium witnessed a tight affair which was won with a near post header by substitute Mohammed Rafique.
Here's three points from the match ...
Super sub Rafique wins the day
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Oh dear. It was only a matter of time before Luis Suarez got back on the bite-wagon. Saturday saw him net his first league goal for his new club, Barcelona, against lowly Cordoba, but did he get carried away?
Well, no, he didn't, but the picture below sure looks like he celebrated his maiden strike by taking a chunk out of teammate Pedro's shoulder!
For a side starting this game with no strikers on the pitch, to be one goal short of the 4-0 win that would have put them top of the table was quite a feat for Manchester City against Crystal Palace.
By the end of this display of patient passing and probing, much of the crowd had enjoyed it too. There may not have been any recognised attackers on the pitch, but three goals had been scored and an eighth consecutive victory assured.
With James Milner otherwise occupied in a forward role, the raiding...