WBA-Tottenham and Manchester City-Liverpool, Gameweek 25: Open Thread

Will today finally be the day when Liverpool gets to beat a top club in the Premier League, preventing Manchester City from narrowing the 10 point lead that Manchester United have on them? Or will City narrow the gap to 7 points or, judging by Liverpool’s form against top clubs where draws are the likely result, is 9 points the likely lead that United will have after today? We shall see today in the game that FOX Soccer is promoting as the game before the game.

In the earlier kickoff today, West Bromwich Albion hosts Tottenham Hotspur. We shall see if West Brom will be suffering any hangovers after the Peter Odemwingie story has occupied their news the past week. The Nigerian striker won’t be playing today, but he’s still the talking point. For Tottenham, meanwhile, they have a brilliant chance to narrow the gap behind fourth place Chelsea to just one point after the Blues lost yesterday in the incredible match at St. James’ Park. Or the Baggies could move back into seventh with a win today.

There are several interesting storylines today. Let’s hope the matches live up to the excitement that we saw yesterday.

WBA starting XI: Foster; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Popov; Dorrans, Yacob, Morrison, Brunt; Long, Lukaku.

Tottenham starting XI: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Dembele, Parker, Lennon, Bale, Dempsey, Defoe

Before, during or after today’s Premier League matches, post your rants, raves, questions or observations in the comments section below.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

29 thoughts on “WBA-Tottenham and Manchester City-Liverpool, Gameweek 25: Open Thread”

  1. Pretty good first half so far. I’m just surprised that no one has scored yet. Several close-cut chances.

    The Gaffer

  2. I wonder who has more “man-love” for another person; Rob Stone with Dempsey or Martin Tyler with Joe Hart…both very disturbing

  3. How many times is this idiot Rob stone going to tell us Clint Dempsey is American, its almost to the point where its becoming embarrassing in a annoying kind of way.

    1. Agree with you 100%, as I said in a response above he has some sort of “man love” for him equal to Martin Tyler’s for Joe Hart in the Fox Soccer CL coverage. I understand he is a US fan but he doesn’t have to cheerlead either

  4. Popov deserved the Red Card however if he kicked Walker in the face and broke his nose that isn’t a Red Card nor if Popov grabbed Walker’s neck meh perhaps a yellow. Gotta love the spirit of Clattenberg with FA officials.

  5. Great win, Defoe will be out for a few weeks, II hope Togo loose tonight and we get back Ade.

    Bale sensational, Holtby an incredible bargain, already showing his class. Vertonghan, Lennon, also very good!

    Dempsey was horrid, we absolutely dominated before the sending off anyways.

    You can’t spit … Simple… West brom fans giving walker greif will look at the evenings highlights and feel pretty stupid.

  6. I can’t stand Liverpool… Really..I just can’t stand them, but I want Man City to be pulled into the pack…. If they were 12 points ahead I would want them to smash Liverpool, but its only 7 points difference between MCFC & THFC..

    If MCFC think they can catch MUFC who are 10 away…no reason we can’t catch MCFC.

    I just can’t come to terms with wanting an LFC win…. Aaahhh what to do? Who to root for?

    1. Ade, Harry Kane or obika, it depends who trains well and then performs in the game.

      Initially I would say Dempsey for the first 45 then harry kane against NUFC if Ade is still in afcon.

  7. I believe he just said (after the Liverpool equalizer “If you expect Liverpool to just kick it out, you are more stupid than you look.”

  8. Well just a wonderful half of play by City. Wonderful if they fancy spending the next 3 1/2 months paying primary attention to Chavski or Spurs results and worrying about holding on to 2nd.

    Had to be 60% scouser possession advantage there. Playing this at Anfailed? Could have fooled me to say otherwise.

  9. Captivating match so far between Manchester City and Liverpool. The fate of this one hangs in the balance!

    The Gaffer

      1. “The uploader has not made this video available in your country.” WTF?! There’s a video rights battle for rugby coverage in the US?

  10. LFC 9 points behind Spurs, MCFC 8 points ahead of Spurs, but 9 points behind united, i think the race is over, pressure will start to crack city i think as rumors of manicini future start to swirl.

    It’s not impossible for Spurs to catch man city.


  11. The title race is over and United can begin to concentrate on the Champions League and FA Cup. City just haven’t played well enough this season and that’s why they are so far behind United with only 13 matches left.

    Liverpool are their own worst enemy with all the mistakes that have cost them valuable points this season. I cannot see them getting 4th now. Should have won in midweek against Arsenal and won today too. They still have the Europa League but I don’t see them winning it. They have a very suspicious defense.

    1. As we saw with an 8-point lead and fewer remaining games (with no CL pressures) the last thing Manchester United can do is take their foot off of the gas.

      They can expect a tough one at Old Trafford next weekend and we can easily have “game on” come this time next week.

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