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Northantslad

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Welcome, following the 'thinking of' thread, here we are.
Decided on a 6 means 0-0, a 5 is 0, otherwise 1-4 is as is.

Today's Super Sunday Fixtures. (All 4pm Kick offs unless otherwise stated)

Team news just in*

Man Utd V GTFC
Man Utd looking forwards to a home opener, against GTFC who have just flown through the leagues recently.

De Gea, Bassaka, Mcguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Fernandez, McTominay, James, Fred, Martial, Ighalo

Subs.Romero, Perrera, Williams, Dalot, Bailley

Maloney, Harrison, Baines, Spence, Reeves, Blackwell, Woods, Rudzi, Godden, King, Doyle

Subs. Baker, Rigsby, Penman,Fitzpatrick


Leicester City V Aston Villa
Brendan, in his press conference earlier said there was no better way to start the season in front of our fans and for a midlands derby.
Schmeichel, Chilwell, Soyunchu, Evans, Pereira, Maddison, Albrighton, Gray, Barnes, Vardy, Iheanacho

Subs. Perez, Morgan, Fuchs, James

Heaton, Mings, Taylor, Targett, El Mohamady, Grealish, Luiz, McGinn, Hourihane, Wesley, Samatta

Subs.Davis, Hogan, Hause, Gilbert

Leeds Utd V Everton
*(Everton team news had been received earlier in the week from an un-named source)

The Leeds boss said, after so long on the outside and peering in....it's so good for the club to be here again.

Casilla, Cooper, Davis, Douglas, Berardi,Phillips, Hernandez, Dallas, Shackleton,Bamford, Costa

Subs.Roberts, Harrison, Stevens, Forshaw

Pickford, Baines, Coleman, Digne, Holegate, Keane, Gomes, Bernard, Davis, Delph, Calvert-Lewin

Subs. Walcott, Schneiderlin, Gordon, Mina

Chelsea V Stoke City
Frank was quite upbeat about the fixture, but did say the word 'listen' at the start of every answer.

Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Alonso, Azpillcueto, Zouma, Kante, Barclay, Mount, Gilmore,Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi

Subs.Abraham, Giroud,Loftus-Cheek,Pedro

Butland, Martins-Indi,Shawcross,Ward,Edwards,Ince,Powell,Allen,Thompson,Vokes, McClean

Subs .Diouf,Cousins,Clucas,Lindsay



Half time scores to follow.
 

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Half times.
Man Utd V GTFC 1-1

Leicester City V Aston Villa 0-0

Leeds Utd V Everton 1-2

Chelsea V Stoke City 2-0
 

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Full-times-were delayed, as the game at Old Trafford saw a lot of time added on......

Man Utd V GTFC 2-1

Utd started well and early pressure resulted in a penalty, following Spence adjudged to have tripped Martial, with Fernandez scoring it, but only after Maloney had saved well the initial take. Utd then seemed to be caught between any firm decision between pushing on or holding out, with GTFC capitalising on the indecision, with Godden knocking in unmarked at the back post on the stroke of half time. With time pushing on, Ighalo beat the offside trap that had served GTFC well and rounded Maloney to secure the win, for an unconvincing Utd.

Leicester City V Aston Villa 0-0

Villa had to defend for large parts of the game and this they did well. Despite alot of pressure and despite Soyuncho making way for James on 70 minutes to bolster the attack, Leicester were unable to break Villa's defence, held together by Mings and with Vardy marked deep by a limpet like El Mohamady and his favoured channels limited by a staggered defence.

Leeds Utd V Everton 3-3

Everton appeared to be in control of the game after going into a 2 goal lead on 30 minutes, with strikes from Davis on the 15 minute mark and then Calvert Lewin on the half hour. Almost immediately following the re-start for Calvert-Lewins assured finish from the edge of the box, Shackleton found space wide and arrowed a cross to Bamford who nipped in front of his marker to head home. Leeds came out for the second half clearly boosted by how they ended the half, and 50 and 58 minute strikes from Bamford for his second and Costa respectively sent the Elland road crowd, wild. An injury to Hernandez and a lengthy delay, seemed to slow the play for both sides and Leeds looked favoured to hold on, until Cooper looked to have handled in the box late on, Baines stepping up to convert and share the points.

Chelsea V Stoke City 4-1

Even a late Thompson header couldn't take the shine off what was a commanding Chelsea performance. Barclay chipped a rooted Butland on 8 minutes and Gilmore continued to enhance his growing reputation with a tidy finish on 40 minutes. Pedro was introduced for Gilmore, who appeared to have picked up a knock early in the second half and despite Pedro advising earlier in the week is moving abroad next season, he seemed to give Frank something to think about for Wednesdays hosting of Leeds, after heading home from close range on 65 minutes and playing in Hudson-Odoi on the 80 minute mark. For Stoke, they will look to pick themselves up when they host a lively Everton on Wednesday.
 
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Bloody VAR helping the big boys from day one!
Man Utd were clearly offside in the build up, to what was a fairly laughable penalty.
It was Old Trafford!
 

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Surely Man Utd should forfeit the game for having 5 subs while all other teams only allowed 4.

“Subs.Romero, Perrera, Williams, Dalot, Bailley “
 

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Nice one northantslad..(y)
So whats the league table looking like after one game?
Is there a monday night game?
 

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1st league will be published after 2nd round of fixtures.
There isn't a Monday game this week, Gary was busy and Jamie was a bit miffed that Liverpool aren't in it after them being well represented all year......, but a full round of fixtures on Wednesday evening-all 7.45 kick offs.

Yes, was a typo on the 5th Utd sub, i have consulted the Prempionship committee and they have put out the following statement:

We have concluded that given the excellent service Man Utd have given the league and how their success has helped to promote the league, we have on this occasion decided to permit the 5th sub place. In fairness and with appreciation of the other clubs who have been denied this allowance, as a mark of fairness, they will be entitled to register a 5th sub in the following prempionship season.;) ........
 

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Ahead of tonight's games.
Manager press conferences:

Leicester City V Man Utd

Brendan advised that Leicester were favorites given their home form and that he will be making one or two changes from the weekend opener.

Ole was asked what is the next stage for Utd and how does he plan to get them to the next level?
'We need to keep working hard'
When asked about how luck seemed to favour Utd in the previous game,
'We need to keep working hard'

GTFC V Aston Villa

The GTFC Boss said the lads had taken some encouragement from Saturday and that it was always going to be a tough fixture. He picked out the work rate of Godden and added that he is a potent threat.

Dean was asked if he was going to adopt another solid set up in a bid shut up shop for this fixture, he advised there were one or two injury concerns occured in training and there would be changes as a result.

Chelsea V Leeds Utd

When asked about the fixture, Frank eluded to the historical matches and rivalry between the two clubs...

'listen...........this is a big game and i think my players are big enough'

The Leeds boss was asked about Chelsea
'I have had my eye on them for some time and been watching them closely in the build up to this one, they have their weaknesses that we are looking to exploit'

Stoke City V Everton

Carlo was asked what he thought of the season opener against Leeds.
He shrugged his shoulders and said 'it was good'

Michael said the players were keen to put Saturdays game to the history books and were more than ready for the visit of Everton.


Team news will follow when we have it.
 

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Starting line ups just in.
Schmeichel, Chilwell, Morgan, Evans, Pereira, Maddison, Albrighton, Fuchs, Barnes, Vardy, Iheanacho

De Gea, Bassaka, Mcguire, Lindelof, Williams, Fernandez, McTominay, Perarra, Fred, Martial, Ighalo

Maloney, Harrison, Baines, Spence, Reeves, Blackwell, Woods, Rudzi, Godden, King, Doyle

Heaton, Mings, Taylor, Targett, El Mohamady, Hogan, Luiz, McGinn, Hourihane, Wesley, Samatta

Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Alonso, Azpillcueto, Zouma, Kante, Barclay, Mount, Loftus-Cheek,Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi

Casilla, Cooper, Davis, Douglas, Berardi, Roberts, Forshaw, Dallas, Shackleton,Bamford, Costa

Butland, Martins-Indi,Shawcross,Ward,Edwards,Ince,Powell,Allen,Diouf,Vokes, McClean

Pickford, Baines, Coleman, Digne, Holegate, Keane, Gomes, Bernard, Davis, Delph, Calvert-Lewin

Half time scores will follow.
 

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The half-times are in.

Leicester City 0 Man Utd 1

GTFC 2 Aston Villa 1

Chelsea 0 Leeds Utd 1

Stoke City 0 Everton 2 (Powell Red card on 44 minutes)
 

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Final Scores.
0 Leicester City V Man Utd 2

An Ighalo strike on the verge of half time and a rare Fred goal on the hour secured the points for Utd, but they hadn't had things all their own way and were fortunate when an effort from Vardy just after the break came back off the inside of the post and at a time where Leicester would have been good value for a share of the points.

2 GTFC V Aston Villa 3

GTFC had stormed into a 2 goal lead early on, with goals from the in form Godden and then his strike partner for the evening-Doyle in a rare yet pleasing to see 4-4-2 formation. GTFC looked to be cruising, but a McGinn free kick from the edge of the box, following a Spence handball and on the half time whistle clearly led to a boost for Villa and set a seed of doubt for GTFC. The game looked to be heading for a draw after Mings bundled in from a corner, but GTFC hearts were broken when in time added on a tidy Hourihane finish following waves of Villa pressure, secured the points.

3 Chelsea V Leeds Utd 2

Quite how Chelsea turned this game around is beyond words, as Leeds showed no fear at the home of the former Champions and took the game to Chelsea for the most part, but could only show a single Dallas goal for their efforts as the half ended. Despite what must have been a loud Chelsea dressing room at half time, Leeds continued the second half, much as they had ended the first and Bamford knocked in his second for the season after some clever wide play from Shackleton. Frank had clearly seen enough of Chelsea not finding a way through the Leeds backline, commanded by an excellent Douglas and made a double substitution, with Giroud and Abraham replacing Hudson -Odoi and Batshuayi. It took however a Mount free kick to get the Chelsea comeback going and goals were then added by the substitutes, Abraham finishing well after cutting in and Giroud heading what was the winner on 84 minutes.

0 Stoke City V Everton 4

Even early on in the season, it looks like being a long campaign for Stoke as two Davis strikes before half time had Everton cruising. Stokes fortunes were compounded in the 44th minute when Powell was adjudged to have elbowed Keane in an aerial challenge, the ref didn't consult the monitor and failed to acknowledge Powells protestations as he held aloft the straight red card. A check of VAR showed that the elbow didn't seem to be intentional. Stoke were unable to contain a consistently lively Everton and second half goals were added by Calvert-Lewin and Schneiderlin who had replaced Delph late on.

So, how do tonight's results affect the league table.......

Team
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
PTS
GD
Chelsea
2​
2​
0​
0​
7​
3​
6​
+4​
Man Utd
2​
2​
0​
0​
4​
1​
6​
+3​
Everton
2​
1​
1​
0​
7​
3​
4​
+4​
Aston Villa
2​
1​
1​
0​
3​
0​
4​
+3​
Leeds Utd
2​
0​
1​
1​
5​
6​
1​
-1​
Leicester City
2​
0​
1​
1​
0​
2​
1​
-2​
GTFC
2​
0​
0​
2​
3​
5​
0​
-2​
Stoke City
2​
0​
0​
2​
1​
8​
0​
-7​
 

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If you look at VAR closely you will clearly see the ball came off the light blue of Mings shirt, so handball, as he bundled the ball in [also obstructing the keeper at he same time]
Again the underdogs shat on!

going to be a long hard season :(
 

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Today's fixtures, manager press conferences and line ups-

Man Utd V Chelsea 5pm

De Gea, Bassaka, Mcguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Fernandez, McTominay, James, Fred, Martial ,Ighalo

Ahead of this evening's clash of the top two, Ole when asked about his line up and if he was looking to play a little more defensive, advised, no.

Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Alonso, Azpillcueto, Zouma, Kante, Barclay, Mount, Loftus-Cheek, Giroud, Abraham

When asked about his line up, Frank said, listen......Olivier and Tammy are the only changes.

Stoke City V Leicester City 3pm

Butland, Martins-Indi,Shawcross,Ward,Edwards,Ince, Clucas,Allen,Diouf,Vokes, McClean

Michael defended his decision to maintain a similar set up, with Clucas being the only change and in for the suspended Powell-it's not the players, we have to be more economical with the ball and play percentage football a little more.

Schmeichel, Chilwell, Morgan, Evans, Pereira, Maddison, Albrighton, Fuchs, Barnes, James, Iheanacho

Big team news concerning Leicester, with Vardy down to the bench. Brendan was asked if this was tactical, he advised no and that he was looking for a re-action from Jamie and also give opportunity to others, its a long season he added and at times we do need to consider how to play and set up differently to exploit teams sometimes.



Aston Villa V Leeds Utd 12pm

Heaton, Mings, Taylor, Targett, El Mohamady, Hogan, Luiz, McGinn, Hourihane, Wesley, Samatta

Dean said that he couldn't fault Villa's start to the season and especially the performance midweek, so had opted for no changes.

Casilla, Cooper, Davis, Douglas, Berardi, Roberts, Forshaw, Dallas, Shackleton,Bamford, Costa

The Leeds' boss told the room that he knows Villa inside out from last season and that today he fully expects his team to have their efforts rewarded.


Everton V GTFC 3pm

Pickford, Walcott, Coleman, Digne, Holegate, Keane, Gomes, Bernard, Schneiderlin, Delph, Calvert-Lewin

Carlo advised that Davis was still carrying the knock picked up late on midweek and that Baines needed a rest from the hectic start to the campaign. With Walcott in, it looks like Everton are going with 3 at the back for today's visit of GTFC

Maloney, Harrison, Baines, Baker, Reeves, Blackwell, Woods, Rudzi, Godden, King, Doyle

The GTFC boss said that he felt, after seeing the lads commitment to their Friday night training, that today might be the day, with Baker in for Spence being the only change to the side from midweek.
 

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Final score in from the 12 noon kick off.

Aston Villa 0- Leeds Utd 3

Bamford 19 min, Shackleton 56 min (pen), Douglas 78 min.

The Villa defense that had up until today looked solid was turned inside out as Villa struggled to contain a vibrant Leeds. Things could have been different had McGinn's effort on 9 minutes not come back off the bar and a Wesley strike that at 0-1, looked in all the way, hadn't clipped the outside of the post just after the interval. The in-form Bamford has stealed in to clip the ball in on 19 minutes. A good run that had Mings beaten for pace and the tidy finish from Shackleton following his silky run on 51 minutes looked to have Leeds well on the way, however Shackleton was judged to have been offside when he received the ball out wide. He had his moment though on 56min, converting a penalty, following a Targett trip on Bamford. Douglas headed in from a corner to the back post and was largely unmarked, which really capped a good Leeds performance and a day that Villa will want to forget.
 
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