Daily Archives: September 12, 2010

Birmingham 0 – 0 Liverpool

“Liverpool were indebted to a superb display from goalkeeper Pepe Reina for earning a point against Birmingham in a goalless Premier League clash at St Andrew’s. Reina produced excellent reflex saves to keep out point-blank headers from Cameron Jerome and Craig Gardner in the first-half and the home side were also left to regret spurning a hat-trick of clear-cut chances.” (ESPN)

Pepe Reina denies Birmingham City victory over lacklustre Liverpool
“Goals were lacking, but there was much to consider. Birmingham City ought to have won this game and while that was no shock it pointed once more to the waning of Liverpool. Roy Hodgson’s side did raise their work-rate in the second half, but the quality of their display was still flat.” (Guardian)

Why Paul Konchesky Won’t Flop At Liverpool
“Liverpool’s pursuit for a new left-back is finally over. Ahead of Konchesky’s debut tomorrow, James Owens explains why Konchesky was the best option available and why he’ll be a success at Anfield.” (MicroLFC)


Match Of The Day (MOTD) Video Highlights For Saturday, September 11, 2010

“It was a busy day in the EPL with eight fixtures on Saturday, September 11, 2010. The most dramatic match of the day was Everton’s comeback to draw 3-3 with Man United while Blackpool surprised Newcastle 2-0 at St James Park. Below are links to MOTD (Match of the Day) video highlights.” (The 90th Minute)

Godoy Cruz thrash Lanús, and Estudiantes go top

“Saturday saw Godoy Cruz visit El Sur and smash Lanús 4-1 in their own stadium with no fewer than three golazos. El Granate will be happy that that particular bad news day came on the same day that Argentina’s female hockey team won the World Cup in Rosario, if nothing else. A little later, Estudiantes won 2-0 at home to Racing, and went top of the table. Earlier, there had been two draws: Huracán and Banfield drew 2-2, whilst San Lorenzo vs Vélez Sarsfield finished goalless. All the goals – plus highlights of the last mentioned match – are right here as ever.” (Hasta El Gol Siempre), (Hasta El Gol Siempre – Tigre beat Gimnasia, and Colón still can’t win at home…)

Cesena 2-0 Milan: familiar problems for Milan

“Newly-promoted Cesena have four points from two tough opening games against Roma and Milan after this deserved victory. The home side were unchanged from the opening, playing a disciplined 4-5-1 system that became 4-3-3 when they had the ball. Milan gave a debut to Zlatan Ibrahimovic upfront, in a 4-3-3 formation largely similar to the one Leonardo favoured last season. Andrea Pirlo played deep, with Massimo Ambrosini and Rino Gatusso either side.” (Zonal Marking)