United Arab Emirates beat Iraq in extra-time in epic Gulf Cup final

United Arab Emirates 2 – Iraq 1 (Gulf Cup of Nations final, January 18, 2013) (Extended Highlights & Trophy Celebrations) Omar Abdulrahman scored a solo (deflected golaz0) to give the UAE the lead. Iraq took the game into extra-time with a cracking snapshot equaliser from Younis Mahmoud on 80′. The UAE won it in the first […]

Kuwait crush Bahrain 6-1 to secure 3rd place in Gulf Cup

Bahrain 1 – Kuwait 6 (Gulf Cup of Nations, 3rd place play-off, January 18, 2013) Yusuf scored in the first minute for Bahrain. Khamis (hat-trick), Bani, Al-Mutawa, and Al Salimi got the Kuwaiti goals in a 6-1 rout of Bahrain to secure 3rd place.

Espanyol take lead, go behind, and come back to win 3-2 against Mallorca

Espanyol 3 – Mallorca 2 (La Liga, January 18, 2013) Simao scored for a golazo curling free-kick for Espanyol on 16′. Gio Dos Santos equalised for Mallorca, and Javi Marquez gave them a 2-1 lead just before the break with a long-range golazo volley. Verdu drew Espanyol level from the spot, and Raul Baena made it 3-2 […]

PSV suffer humiliating 3-1 defeat at home to Zwolle

PSV Eindhoven 1 – FC Zwolle 3 (Ere Divisie, January 18, 2013) A brace from Benson and one from Pluim sealed Zwolle’s incredible win; Matavz hit back for PSV in between. PSV had Erik Pieters harshly sent off late on. EPC Triple Miss by the PSV attack Reaction at the final whistle to the shocking result

New Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino’s finest moment in English football so far

Friday morning brought shocking news to the Premier League. Saints boss Nigel Adkins, who led Southampton to successive promotions, was sacked. Sitting 15th in the league, Southampton immediately appointed Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino. Almost unheard of in England, Pochettino’s name will ring bells with knowledgeable football fans. For Pochettino is the man that brought down Michael Owen […]

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