Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket Sports: Football season in its infancy

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Last weekend was the second week of the new football season and even though it is still early, a familiar pattern seems to be emerging.

Manchester City and Liverpool played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Martin Skrtel the hero and villain of the game.

The Slovakian international defender opened the scoring for Liverpool, but all his good work was undone with a sloppy back pass that City’s Tevez pounced on in the 80th minute.

Liverpool looked more like the passing team their manager Brendan Rodgers wants them to be. It will be a difficult season for Rodgers and it will take time for him to implement his footballing footprint on the team, but the signs against Manchester City looked positive.

Michael Laudrup continued his dream start as Swansea manager with a 3-0 win over West Ham, which puts his team top of the league with eight goals in two games.

Wayne Rooney suffered an injury in Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Fulham. The England striker was caught accidentally by Hugo Rodellaga on the thigh as he tried to block a free kick. The gash is so deep that he could be ruled out for up to two months. Van Persie scored his first Manchester United goal.

Fernando Torres and Eden Hazard terrorised Newcastle’s defence to ease the London team to a 2-0 victory. Newcastle headed back to the Sports Direct Arena hoping that Ibrahim Ba and Pappis Cisse start to click as a forward pairing sooner rather than later.

Other results from last weekend. Norwich and QPR 1-1, Tottenham and West Brom 1-1, Arsenal and Stoke 0-0, Southampton lost to Wigan 2-0 and Aston Villa capitulated against an impressive Everton side 3-1

The pick of this weekend’s games see Liverpool play Arsenal on Sunday. Arsenal are yet to score in the league since they sold Van Persie and Liverpool will want to push on from their impressive draw against Manchester City.

Aston Villa travel to Newcastle hoping to secure a victory that will move them off the bottom of the table.

— Andrew Scott

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Video7 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Actress Forex 3D scammer released on bail after 3 months behind bars

Crime7 hours ago

Big Joke seizes Tuhao’s private jet in Hua Hin

Phuket7 hours ago

Phuket officials once again report finding no human trafficking on fishing boats

Sponsored15 hours ago

Go global with Upbit Thailand: Worldwide digital asset market in your hands

Thailand7 hours ago

South Korea increases quota of Thai workers next year

Tourism7 hours ago

Indian pervs arrested after harassing tourist in Mumbai

Vietnam8 hours ago

Province in Vietnam boosting tourism with its rich culture

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand8 hours ago

Teen girl’s ID card request denied as she doesn’t look like her mother

Crime8 hours ago

Body of missing woman found tied to water pump in western Thailand

South Korea8 hours ago

NZ suitcase murders go to court

Thailand9 hours ago

Chinese gangs in Thailand take another hit as “Tony” falls

Pollution9 hours ago

Environmental police arrest 7 over illegal dumping in Bangkok

Crime9 hours ago

Pattaya Police warn city’s taxi riders to behave after sexual assault case

Press Room10 hours ago

Thai-Italian Business Summit highlights the importance of a shared vision

Thailand10 hours ago

Percentage of HIV infections rising among young Thais

Tourism10 hours ago

TAT launches luxury travel package to Thailand for rich South Korean tourists

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending