Championship

Three key moments as Leeds beat play-off rivals Sheffield Wednesday

Saturday’s early kick-off saw a Yorkshire derby in the Championship, as Leeds hosted Sheffield Wednesday. With both sides occupying playoff positions, the game looked to be pivotal in the race for a top-six finish. Going into the match, both teams stood on 58 points, with only a single goal separating their league positions. In addition, they had a six-point cushion …

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Three things we learnt from Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa

Monday evening’s lone Championship fixture saw Newcastle return to the table’s summit with a 2-0 home victory over Aston Villa. The visiting side have been struggling all season. Despite being relegated with Newcastle last year they are nearer the basement of the division; with around half of their opponent’s current point tally. Here are three things we learnt from a …

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Three things learnt as Manchester United saw off spirited Blackburn in the FA Cup

Premier League Manchester United secured their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals after seeing off a valiant Blackburn Rovers side at Ewood Park on Sunday afternoon. Embed from Getty Images   Danny Graham’s early strike hinted that another shock result could be on the cards this weekend, but Marcus Rashford finished well as Jose Mourinho’s side recovered from going a …

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Three key moments as Tottenham eased past Fulham in the FA Cup

Tottenham Hotspur are through to the FA Cup Quarter-finals following a routine victory against Championship side Fulham at Craven Cottage. Despite looking like a tricky away tie Spurs’ victory never seemed in doubt as they put in a much-improved performance compared to the midweek defeat to Gent. Here are three key moments from the match which helped seal the win… …

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Fulham vs Tottenham: Match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

This tie has gone under the radar, but it will be great for the neutral as stuttering Tottenham make the short trip to face free-scoring Fulham. Mauricio Pochettino’s side desperately need to return to winning ways and start rebuilding momentum after back-to-back defeats, while the Championship side will be licking their lips at the opportunity to test themselves against one …

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Huddersfield vs Manchester City: Match Preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

The FA Cup Fifth round draw has reared several interesting fixtures, one of which is Huddersfield versus Manchester City, which will take place on Saturday at the John Smith’s Stadium. City face Huddersfield before they play Monaco and will have one eye on their Champions League tie, especially now favourites Barcelona look like they are heading out the competition. Recent …

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Blackburn Rovers vs Manchester United: Match Preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Another fixture for Manchester United in their hectic schedule see’s them travel to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers, who lie 23rd in the Championship. The Red Devils played on Thursday against Saint-Etienne and now face another opposition that they haven’t played in years. These two sides last met at Ewood Park, in 2012, when United emerged 2-0 victors. Embed …

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Who will emerge victorious when Norwich City take on Newcastle United?

The stand out tie in the latest round of midweek Championship fixtures sees Norwich take on league leaders Newcastle at Carrow Road. In recent years this would have been a Premier League fixture, instead both sides have sights firmly set on returning to the top-flight. Embed from Getty Images   Newcastle lead the charge but have been less convincing than …

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Why the next month will be crucial for Fulham under Slavisa Jokanovic

Fulham find themselves in an odd, albeit welcome position this year. For the first time in four years, the Whites are no longer languishing at the wrong end of the table battling the drop. In 2016/17, the Cottagers have been mixing it up at the top half of the table, challenging for the play-off spots. Yet with this much-improved league position comes …

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Chelsea vs Brentford: FA Cup preview and predicted line-ups

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will be hoping to keep his inaugural FA Cup campaign at Stamford Bridge going when his side face the test of Championship outfit Brentford on Saturday afternoon. With Chelsea leading the Premier League by eight points going into the FA Cup fourth-round weekend, the Blues’ chances of a double are well and truly on. Embed from …

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