Capital One Cup: Wigan, Saints, Sunderland & Swansea all progress

West Ham 1 – Wigan 4 (Capital One Cup, September 25th, 2012) There was little sign of what was to come when Modibo Maiga gave the Hammers an early lead. Two goals by Mauro Boselli, an Ivan Ramis strike and a Jordi Gomez penalty eased Roberto Martinez’s side through. Southampton 2 – Sheffield Wednesday 0 (Capital One Cup, […]

Agbonlahor awakens to lead Villa past Man City after extra-time

Aston Villa 4 – Manchester City 2 (AET) (Extended Highlights) (Capital One Cup, September 25th, 2012) Mario Balotelli gave a strong City side the lead after 27 minutes but Villa drew level thanks to an own goal by old boy Gareth Barry with little more than half an hour remaining. Aleksandar Kolarov restored the hosts’ lead five […]

Moses off the mark in Chelsea’s 6-0 thrashing of Wolves

Chelsea 6 – Wolves 0 (Capital One Cup, September 25th, 2012) The writing was on the wall for the Championship side as they were three goals down within 17 minutes thanks to strikes by Gary Cahill, Ryan Bertrand and Juan Mata. An Oriol Romeu penalty (53), Fernando Torres (58) and Victor Moses (71) saw the Blues […]

Did Juve get away with a big penalty decision against Fiorentina?

23 minutes into Fiorentina – Juventus, La Viola had a big penalty shout. Manuel Pasqual exchanged a neat one-two, and as he entered the Juve box, ‘Captain Hook’ Arturo Vidal made a last ditch tackle, bringing Pasqual to the ground. The question is though : did he get any of the ball?     The […]

Juve have big penalty decision go their way in 0-0 draw with Fiorentina

Fiorentina 0 – Juventus 0 (Serie A, September 25th, 2012) Sebastian Giovinco had the best chance for Juve, but curled his shot just wide. The big talking point centred on Arturo Vidal’s tackle on Manuel Pasqual, who didn’t appear to get any of the ball as the Fiorentina captain bore down on goal and was […]

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