Man City vs. Liverpool: The battle of honor in the Premier League

Not having a chance to stop Liverpool from winning the Premier League, but Man City still won. This was to keep the style and spirit for the FA Cup and Champions League.

12 years as a professional coach, Pep Guardiola has never once stood in line to welcome the new champions. In part, because he won so much: 8 in 10 seasons ago. The other reason, the two clubs that have surpassed Guardiola-led teams, Real Madrid in 2011-2012 and Chelsea in 2016-2017, have to wait until the end of the 36th round to take the throne.

Liverpool and Man City are the two strongest clubs in England at the moment

Welcome Liverpool tonight brings Guardiola a strange feeling. The same period last season, his students often tape to the finish line and set records. Then this year, Guardiola will lead the team to welcome the new Premier League king.

There is a remarkable detail, the queue to welcome the champion team is not a required ritual. Two years ago, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was criticized for refusing to wait in line for Barca, then crowned La Liga.

In response, Barca also refused to welcome the world’s number one club in the El Clasico match. This was after Real won the FIFA Club World Cup. Barca said they did not attend this tournament.

The image of City lining up to welcome Liverpool, if it happens tonight, makes many people reminiscent of Man Utd and Chelsea 15 years ago. Meanwhile, “The Blues” in the first season was led by Jose Mourinho winning as splitting bamboos and became the first team after Blackburn Rovers 1994-1995 season, breaking the dominance of “Reds” and Arsenal. The first match after taking the throne, the owner of Stamford Bridge was a guest at Old Trafford and convincing Man Utd 3-1.

However, only two years later, Alex Ferguson’s teachers and students destroyed the unique position of Chelsea. Destiny once again brought the two teams to meet in the 37th round, and the “Hair Dryer” did not forget to prank opponents by lining up many substitutes such as Dong Fangzhou, Chris Eagles, Kieran Lee, Tomasz Kuszczak to browse the team. It includes all Chelsea players such as John Terry, Claude Makelele and Michael Essien.

In terms of the confrontation record in the English Premier League, Man City has the right to confidently win Liverpool in the last two home games. In the last 10 matches at Etihad, the Manchester team also dominated with six wins, three draws and only one loss.


Premier League restarts after 100 days of being postponed (Part 2)

Jurgen Klopp’s students played the ball with the highest performance, forming a strong team beyond imagination. Last season, they earned the third highest score in English Premier League history, but still one point behind the City champions. Klopp stated that Liverpool will play more focused this season. And he was right.

Answering to The Athletic in November 2019, Klopp revealed how to change the students’ competitive mentality. The Liverpool boys are like bullets that have been loaded, just waiting for Klopp to pull the trigger. But the German military commander had no plans to improve the mentality of the students.

Instead, he pays tribute to the team’s psychologist – Lee Richardson. The results exceeded expectations. From a team that often collapsed under pressure throughout the season, Liverpool was all acknowledged.

Liverpool struggled to win

Even when sharp cracks appear, they are healed immediately. Liverpool struggled to win at the last minute against Sheffield, Leicester, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, not to mention Adam Lallana’s late equalizer at Old Trafford.

It all took eight weeks, culminating in a victory over Man City on November 10, 2019. Three months earlier at Burnley, Sadio Mane was clearly angry at Mohamed Salah despite the home team leading 3-0. The two stars reconcile even before entering the locker room.

Both Mane and Salah need an ego to reach today’s level. A man who left his family, left his village in Senegal to pursue his football dream. The rest also had to travel throughout Egypt on mini buses. They combined with a Brazilian striker possessing strange white teeth, forming a trio that fascinates the soccer world.

Goals from Fabinho, Salah and Mane have helped Liverpool beat Man City nine points after 12 matches. The gap has been widening ever since. Coach Pep Guardiola has the right to question the referee.

Just a few dozen seconds before Fabinho opened the scoring, the ball touched Alexander-Arnold in Liverpool’s penalty area. Guardiola waited for VAR’s decision, but the goal was still recognized.

There are six players conceding both Liverpool and Man City this season, including Teemu Pukki. The Finnish striker, 29, first tried in the Premier League, but integrated as fast as the fish met the water. The people of the fishing village of Kotka in Finland were not surprised by the explosion of their native son Pukki earlier in the season.


Premier League restarts after 100 days of being postponed (Part 1)

It has been 100 days since the horn signaled the match between Leicester and Aston Villa at King Power Stadium, on 9/3. It feels like fans have to wait longer than that. Players from both teams try not to shake hands, following safety recommendations between pandemics.

However, few viewers think they have to wait until mid-June to see the Nike Merlin ball roll back on the English grass. There are people who want to end the season immediately, whether to cancel all results or consider the current scoreboard as the final result. But, the Premier League is still inviolable.

The tournament will re-export with empty stands at Villa Park and Etihad today. The football atmosphere has changed dramatically since being interrupted.

Leicester’s 4-0 victory over Aston Villa is the 288th match this season. You may have forgotten, the 287th match was a Manchester derby. The Great War at Old Trafford closed with a 35-meter shot from Scott McTominay, following a mistake from goalkeeper Ederson.

The match 286, which took place the day before, saw Chelsea destroy Everton 4-0. Frank Lampard’s students played overwhelmingly, thanks to the inspiration of young talents Billy Gilmour and Mason Mount.

The 279 match was Liverpool’s comeback against the Bournemouth guest, helping Jurgen Klopp’s teachers create a 25-point gap from the second-placed Man City group. The first championship in 30 years is just a few days away from Liverpool. They thought so.

The season is also remembered by the dots from Liverpool’s relentless efforts, the peak performance of Kevin De Bruyne, Man Utd’s 4-0 victory over Chelsea in the opening round,

phenomena like Leicester, Sheffield United, stars like Tammy Abraham, Wilfred Ndidi, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Marcus Rashford, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Adama Traore, Gabriel Martinelli, Dwight McNeil or mid-line generals at Arsenal, Everton, Tottenham, West Ham and Watford.

Remember the match that ended 9-0? Which player pretends to be a snowman driving a Lamborghini into a home? Remember the endless debate about the pros and cons of VAR?

Liverpool fans probably think that the championship race this season is not a problem. They beat Norwich 4-1 in the first match of the season, on an unusually cold Friday night. Since then, they have won 26 more games, drew one and only lost one match against Watford in late February. But Liverpool’s journey was not easy.


The MU vs Stoke match was canceled due to a case of Covid-19

The friendly match between MU and Stoke had to be canceled at the last minute because of a confirmed positive case of corona virus.

After the training period, MU arranged a friendly match against Stoke City on Carrington training ground to prepare for the Premier League’s restart date. As expected, the friendly match will take place on Tuesday night (9/6, UK time). However, the match was canceled at the last minute, when Stoke City coach Michael O’Neill was found positive for Covid-19.

When the whole Stoke team arrived at Carrington, they were arranged by MU to go to the building of the Training Academy, quite far away from the Reds player’s training place to ensure safety principles.

But just one day after coming here, Stoke received test results from the authorities for players of the clubs. The match was immediately canceled and the entire Stoke team quickly left Carrington.

A source from MU said the Red Devils players were ready for the match, so it was a bit disturbing when it was canceled. Fortunately, no MU star has come into contact with Stoke. Coach Ole Solskjaer, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and teammates practice separately at the AON training complex.

A dangerous situation for MU

This is a dangerous situation for MU in the context that they are close to returning in the Premier League. Prudence from the beginning helped them avoid troubles.

As expected, MU will have another friendly match with West Brom on Friday. However, the match has not been officially announced. he team that is ranked 2nd in the English Premier League rankings wants to play on their home turf rather than moving to Carrington.

As can be seen, Covid-19 pandemic still has certain affects to sports around the world today. It may take more time for the sports world to return to its normal status.

Horse racing

Horse racing as the traditional sport in the UK

Horse racing is a sport with a long history. The driver races on different terrain types, with coordinated technical movements. Sports horse racing was born in the world nearly 3 thousand years ago and has been included in the European Olympic competition program since 1900.

In addition, there is a form of high horseback riding, long jump, or team competition of horse racing, relaying held many days with a distance of over 40 km.

The winner is determined by calculating the shortest time, less fouls (knocked down or not overcoming obstacles) with the highest total score in each competition content. International women’s horse racing also has the same competitive criteria as men’s.

In many countries, horse racing is organized according to its own rules: horse racing, horse racing, horse hunting, archery horse wedding, shooting.

Horse racing – A longstanding sport in the UK

Horse racing is thought to have been around in the UK for about 1,000 years, being the most traditional and aristocratic sport.

The racetrack is available throughout the UK and every day there are 2-3, even 10 races are held somewhere. It can be said that horse racing here is like an indispensable part when talking about British life and culture, especially in the countryside. The British regarded horse races as a solemn event. It shows through the way they dress.

Betting is not prohibited, on the contrary, is also a part of the tradition in every horse race. Everyone understands betting is just for fun, so most players only spend about 2-3 pounds for their favorite horse. The dealers also discourage players from placing a lot of bets.

In the past, horse racing was assumed to be a sport only for the upper class in British society. Today, racetracks all open extra doors, adding a separate space for those who do not want to be too picky in costumes. Thanks to that, horse racing became a warm, fun outdoor activity with many families and never old in the modern cultural life in England.


Wimbledon 2020 is canceled: Many players easily become broke

Professional sports have a flashy appearance, but Heaven exists only if it has achieved success such as Nadal, Federer, Djokovic.

Shortly after the 2020 Wimbledon became the “Grand Slam ghost” of this year’s tennis village due to COVID-19, the world’s top stars like Roger Federer and Serena Williams expressed their regret for losing the opportunity to add to the throne. Enemy into huge trophy collection.

However, their feelings compared to their inferior colleagues are really just “mosquitoes”. There are players waiting for Grand Slams like Wimbledon to pay the entire bill. All they need to is just trying to get to the main round.

The desire to attend the Wimbledon 2020 of the “poor” players this time is even more intense. Before that, the organizer has just announced a total record prize money in excess of 40 million pounds (1,200 billion).

Is the prestigious Wimbledon champion something that many players can touch?

Attending Grand Slams like Wimbledon is an urgent need for many player. hey have lost too many tournaments this year due to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the cost to pay is not small. In addition to injuries requiring treatment and medical rehabilitation, some players must pay salaries for coaches and accommodation.

Compared to other tournaments, nothing makes money as good as the Grand Slam. Last year alone, the first round of Wimbledon was pocketed 45,000 pounds (1.3 billion). This year, the bonus has increased to 50,000 pounds (1.45 billion).

However, it is clear that many players until Wimbledon probably only pocket tens of thousands of dollars since the beginning of the year, as a Romanian female tennis player once admitted. Imagine the prize money in small tournaments clearly. The player who qualified for a qualifying match in Singapore probably earned just over $ 100 (2.3 million) a bit.

So will the performance in Grand Slams like Wimbledon determine whether they have enough money to pay off their expenses, or are they in a state of deep debt? Sadly, this year there was no Wimbledon – the Grand Slam on the pitch once promised record-breaking bonuses. Instead, the prospect of having to beg for survival is increasingly evident in the eyes of many professional players.

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What are the most popular sports in the UK besides football?

Here are the most popular sports in the UK besides football.


Tennis is a famous sport played by 2 people (singles) or two teams in which each team of 2 people (doubles). This sport originated in the field of tennis in England in the 19th century.

Based on the world rankings of the current Professional Tennis Association (ATP), the top 3 top players are from Europe. These are Novak Djokovic from Siberia, Roger Federer from Switzerland and Andy Murray from England.

The world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament is the Wimbledon.

The tournament takes place every year in London at All England Club, Wimbledon. The 2010 tennis match at the Wimbledon Championship was the longest with 11 hours and 5 minutes.

The most experienced player in the world is European – Croatian Ivo Karlovic, who is still not retired at 36.


Another popular sport in Europe is Golf and originated in the 15th century in Scotland. Today, in Europe, there are more than 300 million fans of the sport.

The most famous golf tournament is the Ryder Club tournament. The tournament takes place every two years between teams including top European golfers and the best golfers from the US.

Among professional sports, golf is the only sport where the player with the least score is the winner. Scotland, the birthplace of golf, is home to more than five hundred golf courses today.

Top European golfers include Rory Mcllory from Northern Ireland, Henrik Stenson from Sweden and Lee Westwood from England. In addition to the aforementioned sports, Europeans also love many other sports at both national and international levels such as rugby, hockey, volleyball and basketball.

Table tennis

Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is a famous sport not only in Asia but also in Europe. The game consists of 2 or 4 players hitting the ball back and forth on the table. The International Table Tennis Federation organizes tournaments around the world.

The British father and son, Peter and Daniel Ives have set the world record for the longest pairing with a total time of 8 hours 40 minutes. Their names were recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.

European countries honored with Olympics medals include Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden and Yugoslavia. Besides, rofessional table tennis federations in Europe are government sponsored. Sweden is the only country in Europe and the only one in the world to eradicate Chinese table tennis dominance in the world.


Football is the most popular sports in the UK nowadays

Europe is one of the cradles of world culture, the birthplace of many sports activities that are very popular today. The following article would like to take a look at some of the sports most popular with the people here.


Football is one of the popular sports in Europe in general and in the UK in particular. Each soccer match has 2 teams, each team consists of 11 players.

There are more than 150 million European football fans. The ball used in the match was made with 32 pieces, each piece representing a country in Europe. As a young man, Queen Elizabeth II once disguised to participate in a football match near Buckingham Palace.

There are many world famous football players are from Europe like David Beckham. David Beckham is one of the richest football players in the world. His income from football matches amounted to more than US $ 50 million. Besides, many world famous teams like Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid are from Europe.


Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the UK. This world famous game captured the English in the 16th century, and was played by two teams of 11 members each. Professional cricket matches include Single-day matches as well as 5-day Fight matches.

There are over 120 million professional cricket players worldwide. European Cricket Council is responsible for overseeing matches in European countries.

The only well-trained European team is the England team. The remaining teams such as Scotland, Turkey and the Netherlands are still trying to reach the standards of international matches. Despite being a vanguard, to this day, England has yet to win the World Cricket Championship. However, the UK has organized the tournament 4 times.

Andrew Flintoff, a member of the British cricket team, is considered one of the most comprehensive players in the world. The only team that has ever made it to the World Cricket finals is England with 3 runner-ups. There are over 12 million cricket fans across Europe.


What happens if the golf course grass is closed?

The Covid-19 pandemic is closing most golf courses in the world. But maintenance on the field must be maintained daily.

Even if it is not open to the public, golf courses must be maintained daily

The simplest reason is that it is not possible to “close” the grass like a restaurant. If you let the grass grow wild for just a few weeks, important areas like the green, tee, fairway and eventually rough will lose the overlap.

The most special of which is the green, the grass in this area must be cut daily, maintained at an altitude of 3-4mm. With regular and short cuts, old grass sprouts are controlled and new grass sprouts are stimulated to grow, combined with other measures such as tilling, punching, and filling.

As a result, the courts always maintain the surface of the putting ball as people still play – green.

If left for a week or longer, the grass will grow too high. Old grass sprout is not inhibited to stimulate new growth. The grass also doesn’t have enough light to interweave. The green will then be like the tee tee and gradually become more like the rough (the grass area) and worse than the bush.

If the grass had not been cut for many days, the altitude had exceeded 3-4mm quite a lot and the internode had been too long. At that time, the maintenance department will be very hard because it cannot be cut immediately at the above height.

By doing so, the grass will die from being cut below the growth point. The green face will then be no longer “green” as usual. The color from green will turn brown – dead grass or worse the black of the ground, which means no grass.

The process of bringing back beauty and quality before being abandoned can take 1-2 months depending on the capacity and budget of the yard owner.

That’s not to mention the other bad things – weeds invade at an uncontrolled level, especially golf courses that use paspalum grass such as FLC, Tam Dao, Van Tri, Vinpearl, Legend Hill…. Paspalum is not tolerant to many selective herbicides.


Interesting things about English football on Boxing Day

While most of the other top European national leagues have entered the winter break, players in the Premier League still have to play normally to serve the fans in Boxing Day.

Boxing Day is a traditional holiday in the United Kingdom, held on October 26 every year. This is a holiday that dates back to the Middle Ages. Here, rich families will prepare gifts in the box to give to the poor after Christmas.

In the UK, Boxing Day is the second most important holiday after Christmas. On this day, almost all entertainment activities on British television will stop to make room for the “heat” on the pitch in the Premier League. Over time, the football matches in the Gifting Day have gradually become a familiar tradition in the culture of “the land of fog”.

Here are the interesting things of English football on Boxing Day.

History of football culture on Boxing Day

For British football fans, watching Boxing Day football is not only for entertainment but also reminds them of deep historical values.

At Christmas 1914, when World War I was taking place during a fierce period, a truce was signed between British and German soldiers to participate in football matches. This event was later known by many people as “Christmas Eve”.

The football match between British and German soldiers has become part of the history of football culture on Boxing Day in England

At the event, the soldiers who are rivals of each other on the battlefield have abandoned the gun to participate in a friendly football match. Together, they overcome the barrier of hatred to play shoulder to shoulder on the field in the rare spaces of the trenches.

The matches of the soldiers on both sides took place in a very gentle atmosphere by the simple joy of the ball. All hostility between them seems to have been set aside to make way for a noble sportsmanship.

“Specialty” of English football

While other national championships in Europe have officially entered the winter break, the Premier League is normal. Even this is the most harsh time of the season with a very dense schedule of up to 2-3 days per 1 match.

With a “heavy” competition density, the players also often face injuries due to overload. This has also received a lot of opposition, even criticism from coaches and experts. But despite the mixed opinions, Boxing Day football in the UK is still a “specialty” to serve audiences across five continents on holidays.