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Stoke's star keeper, Asmir Begovic, broke his finger in training and will be out for six weeks.

Thomas Sorensen returned to the Stoke City net, and gave up five goals against Newcastle. It wasn't all his fault as Stoke went down to nine men in the match. He'll hope for better against a stuttering Spurs team, but he will be missing Robert Huth (injured) and Marc Wilson (suspended) from his defence.
Source: SkySports
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 11:02:00 PM

Crystal Palace is slowly running out of time to figure things out under new manager Sam Allardyce after another loss.

The Eagles put together a valiant effort against a streaking Everton side, holding Romelu Lukaku and company scoreless until the 87th minute. But they'll look back on the last five minutes of the match with frustration as one counter-attack was all Everton needed to take three points from Selhurst Park after Seamus Coleman scored off a through ball from Tom Davies less than three minutes shy of stoppage time. Loic Remy received his first Premier Leauge start alongside Christian Benteke, but it wasn't enough to jumpstart a Palace attack that has gone goalless in three of the club's last four league matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 21 - 12:16 PM

AFC Bournemouth bounced back from going behind twice to grab a 2-2 draw at home to Watford.

Lewis Cook returned to the Cherries' starting line-up while Steve Cook and Tyrone Mings started in the centre of defence as Bournemouth await the return of the still-suspended Simon Francis. Kabasele stuck the Hornets in front after Britos headed a corner aimed at the far-post back into the six-yard box. Bournemouth were rejuvenated by their half-time team talk by Eddie Howe after a languid first-half display and equalised through Josh King, who got on the end of Adam Smith's cross. Smith did brilliantly to create the chance, marauding down the right flank. Watford retook the lead against the run of play through Deeney. Poor defending by Bournemouth gifted him the opportunity to flick the ball beyond Boruc after another corner. Afobe took advantage of Kabasele's cramp to find space and fire powerfully past Gomes to make the tie even again and that was how it finished.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 21 - 12:22 PM

Andy Carroll scored twice and Jonathan Calleri netted in stoppage time as West Ham United moved into 10th with a 3-1 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.

After scoring a stunning scissor-kick goal against Crystal Palace last weekend, Andy Carroll once again was the hero for West Ham. Carroll headed home with conviction on nine minutes and then slammed in a rebound from close range to erase Cristhian Stuani's equalizer just before halftime. While the Hammers added a third through substitute Jonathan Calleri in stoppage time, Slaven Bilic's side dodged a bullet in the 65th-minute when Stuani deflected an Aaron Cresswell clearance off the bar. With Dimitri Payet likely to remain absent while his future at West Ham is sorted out, Carroll could not be hitting form at a better time. The English striker has now scored three goals in his last two appearances, and five goals since returning from injury nine matches ago.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 21 - 1:01 PM

Middlesbrough saw their winless streak extend to five matches as they were defeated 3-1 by West Ham United at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.

It was an exciting affair at the Riverside, but a disappointing result for Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough. West Ham began the match as the better side and took the lead after nine minutes when Andy Carroll beat out Bernardo Espinosa to head home a Mark Noble corner. While Boro responded with offensive pressure and found an equalizer through Cristhian Stuani, Carroll restored West Ham's lead just before halftime. After the restart the Smoggies continued to push and came close to leveling the match during a scramble in the penalty area, as Aaron Cresswell's clearance attempt knocked off Stuani and rang against the bar. However, in the end, the home side was caught out and broken when Jonathan Calleri netted in stoppage time with the help of a heavy deflection off Adam Clayton. The defeat leaves Middlesbrough in 16th, and just four points above the drop zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 21 - 1:31 PM

Darren Fletcher and Chris Brunt scored within six minutes of each other as West Brom continued their strong form with a 2-0 home win over Sunderland.

Winning at home against Sunderland is pretty much expected in the Premier League these days. West Brom made easy work of it scoring twice in the first half through a fantastic Darren Fletcher volley and a rebound from Chris Brunt. Up 2-0 it was fairly easy work as David Moyes' side capitulated yet again.
Source: Espnfc.com
Jan 21 - 2:07 PM

Sunderland continue to sink after a 2-0 loss to West Brom along with a shocking Swansea win at Anfield.

With the financial situation apparently dire at the Stadium of Light this might just be the season the Black Cats can't escape the drop. Once Tony Pulis' side scored it felt almost preordained that Sunderland were going to lose. With Hull City and Swansea both showing signs of life and making new signings it could be an ugly second half of the season for Moyes and the Black Cats.
Source: Espnfc.com
Jan 21 - 2:17 PM

Jose Holebas will be suspended for Watford's next two domestic matches.

Fortunately for the Hornets, the Greek will only miss one PL game - the GW23 clash with Arsenal on Tuesday January 31. The other half of the suspension will be served on Sunday 29th January as Watford meet Millwall in the FA Cup fourth round. Holebas' yellow against Bournemouth came after a foul on Jack Wilshere. While fantasy managers have enjoyed quite a few attacking returns from him, his status as a "card magnet" is grating for many.
Jan 21 - 11:39 AM

Juan Mata had a day to forget as United were held by Stoke in a physical encounter at the Bet365 Stadium.

United applied pressure consistently but Stoke proved to be up to the task as they dealt a blow to United's title ambitions. United were forced to start without Marcos Rojo through illness with Smalling coming in. Fellaini also started in place of Carrick. Stoke grabbed the lead against the run of play after Mata touched a Pieters cross past his own goalkeeper. Minutes later, Mata had a howler as he somehow skied from close range after Ibra teed him up. As the game proceeded, United created many chances, but Lee Grant saved well from the best of those attempts from Fellaini and Pogba. Lingard hit the post and United were unlucky not to be awarded a few close range free-kicks and had penalty appeals turned down. Like many matches this season, they left it late to get their breakthrough. It was sub Wayne Rooney who smashed in an injury time free-kick from the left to become United's top-scorer on 250.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 21 - 11:58 AM

Everton waited until the end to steal three points from Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park thanks to Seamus Coleman.

The right-back rummaged down the wing, where youth star Tom Davies found the Irish international with a through ball. Coleman collected himself and fired a shot past Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey for the match-winner, his fourth goal of the season, in the 87th minute make it three wins on the trot for the Toffees and five straight Premier League matches without a loss. For once, Everton didn't need the help of Romelu Lukaku, who entered the match with three goals in his last four league matches. With the win, Everton now moves five points back of sixth-place Manchester United, who drew at Stoke.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 21 - 12:11 PM

Scott Arfield has not been ruled out of Burnley's trip to Arsenal on Sunday but remains a major doubt while Johann Berg Gudmundsson has a slightly better chance of a return.

While most sources are applying a "25% chance available" tag to each wide midfielder, according to the Lancashire Telegraph, Arfield's appears to be closer to no chance and Gudmundsson more a 50/50 proposition. Both picked up hamstring injuries two weeks back in FA Cup action but according to Sean Dyche, Gudmundsson has been progressing well in the buildup to Sunday while Arfield has been more "touch and go". Neither make an appealing fantasy option this weekend even if they were fit, given the matchup.
Jan 21 - 3:54 AM

With less than 24 hours before their Saturday lunchtime kickoff against Swansea City, FIFA have made Joel Matip eligible to play for Liverpool.

The dispute between club and country has finally been settled and in just enough time for Matip to make the XI if Jurgen Klopp so desires for Saturday's contest with the Swans. West Brom's Nyom has also been given eligibility after both players withdrew their desire to play for Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations. While the absence of Sadio Mane will continue to be felt, the Reds are in pretty good shape otherwise concerning injuries and player availability. It could be a lopsided affair against last place Swansea at Anfield on Saturday.
Jan 21 - 4:06 AM





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