EPL Best X1: Gameweek 23

EPL Best X1: Gameweek 23 (21 Jan – Feb 5, 2022) A victory at Elland Road breathed life into Newcastle United’s relegation fight, Manchester United stayed in the top four courtesy of a stoppage time winning goal, Leaders Manchester City were pegged back with a draw at Southampton and a drone stopped play before Wolverhampton […]

EPL Best X1: Gameweek 22

Modern Football Analysis EPL Best X1: Gameweek 22 (Jan 15-Jan 19) Gameweek 22 saw Manchester City strengthen their grip on pole position with a win over Chelsea, Philippe Coutinho made an instant impact playing for former teammate Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa with a late equalizer against Manchester United and Norwich City revived their survival […]

FA Cup Round 3 Best XI

Newcastle United shocked by Joe Ironside, Nottingham Forest dump out Arsenal and hat-tricks for Bryan Mbeumo and Emiliano Marcondes The third round of the FA Cup delivered in all aspects with big teams cruising through to the next round (Liverpool and Chelsea), upsets from the lower leagues (Cambridge United and Boreham Wood) and dramatic late […]

Huddersfield Town vs Middlesbrough

A late winning goal from Josh Koroma sealed all three points for Huddersfield Town and handed playoff chasing Middlesbrough their second defeat in three games. Marvin Johnson continued his good run of recent form when he fired the visitors into the lead, before goals from Carel Eiting and Fraizer Campbell gave the Terriers a lead […]

Middlesbrough vs Derby County

Middlesbrough cruised to a comfortable 3-0 home win over Derby County at the Riverside Stadium to move back within touching distance of the playoff spots. Captain Britt Assombalonga opened the scoring for Boro in the first half when he bundled home a header across goal from Duncan Watmore. An own goal doubled Boro’s lead when […]

Middlesbrough vs Norwich City

It was a tale of two penalties on Teesside as Norwich moved top of the league thanks to a 72nd minute spot kick from Teemu Pukki. Earlier in the second half, Marcus Tavernier thought he had fired Middlesbrough ahead from the spot, only for referee Tony Harrington to adjudge Tavernier had kicked the ball into […]

Brentford vs Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough and Brentford scrapped to a scoreless draw that leaves both teams within touching distance of the top six. The game was the 10th without defeat for Neil Warnock’s team, while Brentford have lost only one of their last seven. THE GOOD MEN OF STEEL AT THE BACK Brentford entered this game having scored in […]

Blackburn Rovers vs Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers played out an entertaining scoreless draw at Ewood Park. The result extends Boro’s unbeaten streak to nine games, while Tony Mowbray and Blackburn have now won only one of their last seven fixtures. THE GOOD TOUGH TO BEAT Neil Warnock has instilled some real steel into his team, who have now […]

Middlesbrough vs Nottingham Forest

Middlesbrough extended their unbeaten run to eight games courtesy of a late winner by substitute Marvin Johnson who volleyed home a George Saville cross. The win lifted Boro into the playoff spots while Forest ended the day one place above the drop zone after a disappointing start to the season. THE GOOD STRONG DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCE […]

Middlesbrough vs Coventry City

Middlesbrough moved to the brink of the playoff places and extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a 2-0 home win over struggling Coventry City. Captain Britt Assombalonga broke the deadlock in the 81st minute after being released with a quality through ball from Sam Morsy. Djed Spence sealed the win with an injury […]