Sunday, December 27, 2015

Hooligan's Wake Up: Boxing Day unkind to table toppers

While otehr leagues throughout Europe were spending their holidays at home, the Premier League was out in full force. A full slate of ten matches was on tap for us in jolly ol' England.

Yesterday's Scores
Premier League
Stoke City 2-0 Manchester United
(Krkic 19', Arnautovic 26')

AFC Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace

Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham
(Ayew PK 62')-(Cresswell 45+2')

Chelsea 2-2 Watford
(Costa 32', 65')-(Deeney PK 42', Oghalo 56')

Liverpool 1-0 Leicester City
(Benteke 63')

Manchester City 4-1 Sunderland
(Sterling 12', Toure 17', Bony 22' de Bruyne 54')-(Borini 59')

Swansea 1-0 West Bromwich Albion
(Sung-Yeung 9')

Tottenham 3-0 Norwich City
(Kane PK 26', 42', Carroll 80')

Newcastle 0-1 Everton
(Cleverly 90+3')

Southampton 4-0 Arsenal
(Martina 19', Long 55' 90+2', Fonte 69')

Full Premier League Recap

Headlines
After his club's latest failure at Stoke, Louis van Gaal suggests to reporters that he may resign as Manchester United's manager. The former boss of the Dutch national team said that the club doesn't have to fire him, he could simply quit on his own. Earlier in the week, captain Wayne Rooney expressed his support for his manager.

The Timbers have made plenty of roster moves so far, and now defender and captain Liam Ridgewell is being targeted by Championship side Brighton on loan. He was loaned to Wigan Athletic last offseason, so a short stint in England is certainly not out of the question.

LA Galaxy are contiuing their fire sale as they have sent Juninho packing for Tijuana in Mexico. Juninho becomes the second Galaxy player to be sold to a Mexican outfit as Omar Gonzalez left for Pachuca last week. These sales are possibly leading to another big buy in Los Angeles.

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