Sunderland vs Manchester United: Preview & Prediction
Feb13

Sunderland vs Manchester United: Preview & Prediction

Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland will be hoping to recover from a turbulent week off the field as they look to claim a first home league win over Manchester United in nearly two decades. It was March 1997 – just a month after United left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was born – when Sunderland last earned all three points against the Red Devils at the Stadium of Light, with their winless run in this fixture now at 13 games....

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Head-to-Head: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) vs Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Feb13

Head-to-Head: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) vs Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Saturday’s early kick-off sees Sunderland host Manchester United in a game which carries significance at both ends of the table. Black Cats striker Jermain Defoe has been in sparkling form as he has almost single-handedly kept his side in with a chance of avoiding relegation this season. The former England forward has scored six goals since the turn of the year, including a vital late equaliser against Liverpool last time out. The...

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Premier League Valentine’s Day Themed Squad: Dating Baines, Victor Roses & more
Feb12

Premier League Valentine’s Day Themed Squad: Dating Baines, Victor Roses & more

With Valentine’s Day coming up on Sunday, we at Shoot decided that we would come up with a love-themed Premier League squad, with a chairman, manager and stadium. Yes, of course we’ve updated some names so they fit into the criteria by being as imaginative as we can, but Jason ‘Puncheon above your weight’ is brilliant, right? Let us know @_shootfootball if you think any other names could have made it into our...

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Championship Preview: Hull and Burnley eye top spot for the weekend, leaders Middlesbrough visit Leeds on Monday night
Feb12

Championship Preview: Hull and Burnley eye top spot for the weekend, leaders Middlesbrough visit Leeds on Monday night

Both Hull City and Burnley have the opportunity to top the Championship standings this weekend as current league leaders Middlesbrough don’t play until Monday night when they visit Leeds United (19:45). Aitor Karanka’s men, who despite having not won a league outing since January 12, are one point clear of their nearest rivals Hull in second after £9m New Year signing Jordan Rhodes salvaged an all-important precious point...

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League Two Preview: Northampton travel to Leyton Orient, while Plymouth host Mansfield
Feb12

League Two Preview: Northampton travel to Leyton Orient, while Plymouth host Mansfield

League leaders Northampton have moved five points clear at the top of League Two following six straight victories. This weekend the Cobblers will look to further strengthen their promotion credentials when they travel to face Leyton Orient, who are in the final play-off place. With three wins in their last seven, Kevin Nolan’s side are only in the top-seven by a single point. Second-placed Plymouth will give chase to the leaders...

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Manchester City must start with Sagna and Clichy against Tottenham
Feb12

Manchester City must start with Sagna and Clichy against Tottenham

Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy must start against energetic Spurs. Manchester City face a crunch clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday following a devastating 3-1 loss at the hands of Leicester City. City; without important figures such as captain Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne, were easily outdone by the Foxes – who completely and utterly destroyed City on the counter attack. The blistering pace and movement of Jamie Vardy, Riyad...

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