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  • Match Report: Burnley 1 Wolves 1

    A run of four games undefeated for Burnley in the Premier League has made the once-impossible task of survival just a little less impossible. In taking a point against Wolverhampton Wanderers, they have taken back a little semblance of control of their destiny as it makes their reunion with Sean Dyche’s Everton a crucial 6-pointer…

  • Luton Escape With a Point in Crucial Relegation Six-pointer at Burnley

    BTL’s Abu Yasin delivers the match report live from Turf Moor as Luton Town escape by the skin of their teeth with a 1-1 draw that had the taste of a victory.   Another day, another VAR controversy. In a crucial six-pointer between relegation candidates Burnley and Luton, it looked like Burnley was going to…

  • Norwich Thrash Manchester City 6-0 and Sink Them Further in Premier League 2 Table

    Caught numerously in possession, a young and inexperienced Manchester City side faltered in the face of an aggressive Norwich City. This new-look Manchester City will end the year without recording a single win in the Premier League 2 this season.   They started the match with a high line, but soon Norwich demonstrated their experience…

  • Crystal Palace Pile on the Misery with a 3-0 Victory over Manchester City

    To borrow a football cliché, it was men against boys as Crystal Palace U23s routed title holders Manchester City U23s 3-0 at the Joie stadium. Goals from Franco Umeh, Roshaun Mathurin and Danny Imray sealed all three points and made for a happy journey back south for the Eagles. For the Cityzens, however, this loss…

  • Tomas Soucek Sinks Burnley with a Late Dagger

    Breaking the Lines’ Abu Yasin was at Turf Moor to deliver an exclusive BTL match report for Burnley’s match against West Ham.   When receiving the team sheet before the game started, I was aghast at Jarrod Bowen not starting. Not only because it would be bad for my Fantasy team, but also because it…

  • Ghana Kick off 2023 With 1-0 Win Against Angola

    The Ghanaian national team kicked off 2023 with a 1-0 victory against Angola in what would be the first match in charge for former Brighton manager Chris Hughton, who replaced Otto Addo at the helm following the FIFA World Cup. The match took place at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana.   The…

  • How Hungary Exposed All of England’s Lurking Problems in 4-0 Defeat at Molineux

    Suddenly, an ‘irrelevant’ Nations League game became incredibly relevant. It felt like a fever dream: the squad of Hungary players at full-time raced away to their section, dancing away, covered in smiles, scarcely believing the magnitude of what they had just done, or, more likely, how easy it was to pull it off.    What…

  • The England Writer’s Football Team Takes On Austrian Journalist Group in First Match Since Pandemic

    November 16, 2019. Just outside the centre of the beautiful Austrian city of Vienna, two teams of largely middle-aged amateur footballers are adjusting their shinpads, lacing their boots and doing various stretches on whichever troublesome chronic injury they may be carrying. Nothing out of the ordinary there, of course. The only thing distinguishing these two…

  • Control vs Speed Turns Into Chaos vs Chaos in Cinematic Final Premier League Day

    Why on earth are there streaming wars going on when the Premier League creates an enthralling entertainer like Sunday for two hours? Stuff your Netflix and Disney Plus, I’ll take Pep Guardiola crying out of joy and relief any day of the week.    Tears, ecstatic joy, heartbreaks, villains, saviors, twists, turns, this Premier League…

  • Match Report: VfB Stuttgart vs. Mainz

    To kick off Matchday 19 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga campaign, relegation stragglers Mainz paid a visit to Baden-Württemberg, where they would take on Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Since earning promotion to the top flight last season, Die Schwaben have been one of the Bundesliga’s revelations, having taken points off the likes of Borussia Mönchengladbach…