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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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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Sunderland are looking good again, but is it all too late?
Feb12

Sunderland are looking good again, but is it all too late?

Sunderland’s new signings have impressed since being introduced to the first team and the side are slowly looking more and more like a Sam Allardyce outfit. But, has it all come too late? The defence, bar Billy Jones, is looking tighter and that is mainly due to the arrivals of Lamine Kone and Jan Kirchhoff. At the other end of the field, Wahbi Khazri has impressed the fans as he is willing to run all day long and has a wicked set...

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Stoke City’s lack of goals in their last five matches is inexcusable
Feb12

Stoke City’s lack of goals in their last five matches is inexcusable

It’s safe to say it hasn’t been the greatest month or so for Stoke. The last five games have resulted in a hat-trick of 3-0 defeats and exits from both cup competitions. It might sound like common sense with the facts above, but the period has seen a huge problem with not only keeping goals out, but scoring them at the other end. The former you can sort of understand with captain Ryan Shawcross out injured, Geoff Cameron on the...

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