13 October, 2012

WCQ: Antigua v USMNT Highlights

The US limped into this match missing 3 top choice players at left back and needed to win or at worst, draw to keep qualifying hopes alive.  They did it... 2-1... because Eddie Johnson?!

Yeah, I didn't believe it either until I saw the highlights and we scored in the last minute of regulation... wow.  When we play down, we really play down, but we are at least winning the games we should.  Not quite sure how to take this.  We're now exactly level on points and goal differential with Guatemala, but since we drew them 1-1 at Guatemala, we've got them on away goals at this point.  Our last match till the hex?  Guatemala... at KC.  We need a 0-0 draw and or for Jamaica to beat Antigua by less than 3 goals.

Video: USSoccer

WCQ: New Caledonia v Solomon Islands Highlights

Just cause you don't get to see some of the Oceania highlights often, and it appears they had a pretty decent crowd on the island for the qualifier...

3 goals from Gope-Fenepej as New Caledonia sees off Solomon Islands 6-2. 

Right now, New Zealand leads the Oceania group on goal differential over New Caledonia with 3 more matches for each team to play.  Because the WC is in Brazil for 2014, the usual 4th place CONCACAF team will not play a CONMEBOL team to qualify, but instead will play the Oceania winner...

Highlights: FIFA

WCQ: Scotland v Wales Highlights

When you are down 1-0, with 10 minutes left to play in a qualifier, as Wales, who do you turn to?  Gareth Bale...  penalty goal in the 81' and then the game winner as time was expiring and Wales gets the 3 pts in Cardiff.


WCQ: Belarus v Spain Highlights

The two teams involved tell you it's going to be a lopsided match, but who scored may be a little surprising.  Barcelona's Pedro scored the natural hat-trick as Spain rolls easily to a 4-0 win in an obviously one sided match.


07 October, 2012

EPL: Chelsea v Norwich City Highlights

Apparently, a fight with the FA can't keep Chelsea players down as Torres, Lampard, Hazard and Ivanovic all answer Norwich's early goal as the Blues dominate possession and shots in this lopsided affair.  Chelsea win, 4-1.


EPL: Manchester City v Sunderland Highlghts

Kolarov, Aguero and Milner all score as Man City roughs up Sunderland mightily at Etihad Stadium, 3-0.


EPL: QPR v West Brom Highlights

Morrison and Gera score for West Brom as they came out firing.  Taarbat answers for QPR, and a late goal by Granero wasn't enough as West Brom gets 3pts at home. 3-2.

Video: Dailymotion

EPL: Arsenal v West Ham Highlights

Diame netted earlier for West Ham... then Arsenal brought out the highlight reel.  An EPL first goal for Giroud, and goals by Cazorla and Walcott finished off any hope of points at home for West Ham.  Arsenal wins, 3-1.

Video: Dailymotion

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