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Last Season’s Five Unforgettable Premier League Fixtures

Eventmasters are proud suppliers of the UK’s leading football hospitality packages for the 2017/18 Barclay’s Premier League campaign. In preparation for what promises to be yet another scintillating season of football, we’ve taken a brief trip down memory lane to re-live some of last season’s fiercest encounters between the league’s top performers.

2016 saw former Juventus boss, Antonio Conte, take the reins at Chelsea following their disappointing 10th place finish during the previous year. Under the watchful eye of the animated Italian, Chelsea soared to a tremendous victory and lifted the prestigious Premier League title for the fifth time in their remarkable history.

Fellow challengers, Tottenham Hotspur, were relentless in their pursuit of Chelsea throughout the season but it ended in heartbreak for Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side as they fell seven points short of their bitter rivals.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City finished in third to maintain their place in the illustrious Champion’s League but the Spaniard will be hoping for a stronger title challenge this term; and Liverpool signalled their long awaited return to the European elite, snatching fourth place at the eleventh hour from the desperate clutches of Arsenal, who finished fifth.

Premier League stalwarts Manchester United ended their season in sixth place but were delighted to win both the League Cup and the sought after Europa League; Jose Mourinho will now have his eye on the all-important top four as The Red Devils prepare for another mouth-watering season of sparkling football.

Premier League Football Hospitality - Coutinho Liverpool

Fans enjoyed a fantastic selection of thrilling contests between the Premier League’s elite performers last season. Here, we have chosen our top five picks from the outstanding collection:

Arsenal 3 – 4 Liverpool, Sunday 14th August 2016

Jürgen Klopp’s resilient Reds sent the travelling faithful into a state of euphoria as they triumphed over Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side in an exhilarating contest at The Emirates Stadium. The Gunners started the brighter of the two and were rewarded with an early penalty in the 29th minute when a careless Alberto Moreno brought down Theo Walcott in the box. The England International, however, missed the spot kick to the horror of the helpless home fans, but soon made amends 68 seconds later when he drilled in a low effort into the far corner to hand the hosts the lead.

Philippe Coutinho’s splendid free-kick levelled proceedings on the brink of half time, before goals from Adam Lallana, the ever-prolific Coutinho and Sadio Mane turned the contest on its head. Despite Arsenal’s best efforts, they could not muster the strength to recover from a devastating three goal deficit, giving Liverpool a sweet victory to savour.

Arsenal 3 – 0 Chelsea, Saturday 24th September 2016

Home fans were treated to a spectacular Arsenal display at The Emirates Stadium, with Arsene Wenger’s side dispatching an out of sorts Chelsea with consummate ease. The outstanding occasion saw Arsenal end a barren run against Chelsea which dated back as far as 2011. Early goals from Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil made the affair an open and shut case before half time, with Chelsea rarely threatening throughout the game.

However, this telling result represented a remarkable turning point in Chelsea’s season, sparking an outstanding resurgence of form which saw the eventual league winners go on to secure a resounding thirteen wins in a row.

Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 0 Chelsea, Wednesday 4th January 2017 

Tottenham ended Chelsea’s phenomenal thirteen game winning run with a thrilling 2-0 victory to keep the hosts within touching distance of the coveted number one spot. Two sensational headers from Dele Alli, either side of half time, was enough to give Spurs a comfortable victory in their relentless pursuit of the Premier League title.

Tottenham’s season had been in disarray following a disappointing Champion’s League exit but they responded magnificently to halt Antonio Conte’s runaway Blues. Alli’s delightful double made it an impressive seven goals from his last four games, and it looked like Spurs were once again beginning to gather some much needed momentum as the race for the title began to hot up.

Manchester United 2 – 0 Chelsea, Sunday 16th April 2017

The Premier League title race took a tantalising twist as firm leaders Chelsea suffered a shock defeat to Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils. It was the impressive youngster, Marcus Rashford, who struck first to give the hosts the lead, after cleverly beating the offside trap, leaving a bewildered David Luiz in his wake. Ander Herrera added to Chelsea’s misery as his deflected effort, from the edge of the box, flew past Asmir Begovic to give United a reassuring two-goal lead.

Despite Chelsea’s best efforts, they could not break down Manchester United’s back-line and didn’t register a goal, much to the displeasure of the animated Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte.

Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 1 Manchester United, Sunday 14th May 2017

Tottenham’s clash with Manchester United represented the end of an illustrious era as they faced their final showdown at the historical White Hart Lane. Having called the stadium their home for an astounding 118 years, Spurs produced a fitting send-off with a typically resilient performance.

Victor Wanyama opened the scoring with a powerful bullet header before Golden Boot Winner, Harry Kane, diverted a Christian Eriksen set-piece to give the hosts a comfortable lead.

Manchester United improved vastly in the second half and were rewarded for their endeavours when Wayne Rooney turned home a late cross from Anthony Martial, but despite their best efforts The Red Devils could not spoil White Hart Lane’s final day in the sun.

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Will Scotland manage a home win?

Games between England and Scotland are always tasty affairs and Saturday’s World Cup qualifying clash at Hampden Park will be no different.

The Scots will relish taking on the Auld Enemy especially after their 3-0 hiding at Wembley. A packed crowd will be baying for a victory hoping to inspire the team to great deeds. On paper, there should only be one winner, England.

The Scottish squad is made up of largely Championship players, while England has a side from the upper reaches of the Premier League.
But Hampden can be a bear pit and England will have to adjust. They must avoid getting spooked, try and take the sting out of the Scots, and deflate them with an early goal. Gordon Strachan’s side is fourth in Group F at the midway point of the qualifiers. With five games played and with a record of two wins, a draw and two defeats, Scotland, on seven points, trail group leaders England by six, Slovakia by two and Slovenia by a single point. The group winners go through to the finals while the best eight runners-up play in two-legged play-off matches.
Scotland is vulnerable in defence and less than prolific in attack. The days when they had great players like Denis Law, Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness are long gone. Former Scotland star Richard Gough admitted:

“It’s going to be a difficult game against England. They are better than us. We just have to hope we catch them on a bad day. “Eight out of ten times, I would imagine they would win the game. That’s just being realistic.

“In the days I was involved in these games, there was no inferiority. For these boys (in the current squad), if you are playing in the Championship and they are playing for Manchester United, there is a wee bit of something because you are not that used to playing against them. It was club team-mates of mine I was facing when I played against England.

“I’ve got a great picture at my home of the Scotland team from around that time. Steve Archibald is there, who was playing for Barcelona. Souness had just won the European Cup — for the third time. We had good players.”

No longer.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who won the Premier League golden boot with 29 goals after a superb end to the domestic campaign, is set to lead the line for England. He commented:

“It is a massive game, everyone knows how big England versus Scotland is with the rivalry that we have. “We just want to go out there and do it again – we know it will be a bit tougher doing it away from home but with the team, we have got and the confidence we have got we know we just have to go out there and not get too caught up in the moment. “You have to be professional. Of course, it is going to be a passionate game but it’s about being calm and composed and sticking to the game plan. I feel we can do that.”

Should be a cracking occasion.

Summer Transfer Window – Who Should Your Club Sign?

 

After a fantastic finish to the 2016/17 Premier League season, it’s time for clubs to focus on the summer transfer window. In this article we have given our opinions on who each of the ‘top 6’ clubs should try to sign before the start of the new season.

Arsenal search for a new striker…

Arsenal’s chairman Chips Keswick has given Arsene Wenger £100m to spend this summer. The Gunners’ are looking to sign Malaga duo, Sandro Ramirez and Pablo Fornals, but also looking to keep their talisman Alexis Sanchez and creator Mezut Ozil, both only have 12 months left on their lucrative contracts. Their FA triumph and improved salaries of £200k + will play a big part in the negotiations.

Arsenal targets:

Dream – Kylian Mbappé Lottin

Realistic – Alexandre Lacazette

Eventmasters suggest – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Wildcard – Anthony Martial

Champions Chelsea looks to bolster their squad…

New Champions, Chelsea, are prepared to splash the cash on Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng. Their main target for defence is Dutch centre-back, Virgil Van Dijk, from Southampton but are prepared to explore other options. Despite their Premier League triumph, Conte will struggle to keep Eden Hazard if Real Madrid submit a world-record transfer fee of £100m. The La Liga Champions believes Zidane’s presence will help entice Hazard to leave.

Chelsea targets:

Dream –Jerome Boateng

Realistic – Álvaro Morata

Eventmasters suggest – Andrea Belotti

Wildcard – Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United need real quality to win the Premier League…

The UEL winners, Manchester United, have also been approached by the Spanish giants for their formidable goalkeeper David De Gea. The rumours are that Manchester United have already rejected a £60m bid. Mourinho will be reluctant to sell their star goalkeeper as the summer transfer window kicks into gear.

The Red Devils are keen on signing a list of players from La Liga this year, Antoine Griezmann being one. If the French-man is to leave Atletico this summer Old Trafford looks to be the most realistic destination.

Manchester United targets:

Dream – Gareth Bale

Realistic – Antoine Griezmann

Eventmasters suggest – Paulo Dybala

Wildcard – Sergio Aguero

Manchester City prepares to splash the cash…

Manchester City has made their intentions clear early in the transfer window by signing one of the hottest prospects in Europe; Bernardo Silva from Monaco. If the rumours are true then Benfica’s young goalkeeper Ederson will also be signed for City in the coming days bringing their spending to over £70m… but they are nowhere near finished. Pep Guardiola has already admitted that he wants to bring in new full-backs with Danny Rose, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy all on the shortlist.

Man City targets:

Dream – David Alaba

Realistic – Ederson Santana de Moraes

Eventmasters suggest – Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez (Isco)

Wildcard – Daley Blind

Tottenham search for the missing piece of the puzzle…

Spurs finished 2nd in the 16/17 Premier League despite having the best attack, best defence and the league’s top goal scorer. Tottenham only needs a couple of signings that will add real quality to the squad. So far Tottenham have kept their cards close to their chest but they will, without a doubt, be working hard behind the scenes to prepare for next season.  Crystal Palace’s star man Zaha is a name heavily linked with a move to Spurs, but Palace has said they will accept no less than £30m.

Tottenham targets:

Dream – Marco Reus

Realistic – Wilfred Zaha

Eventmasters suggest – Yannick Ferreira Carrasco

Wildcard – Demarai Gray

Liverpool to make quality additions to their squad…

Liverpool finished 4th in the Premier League last season securing Champions League football. At the start of the season most Liverpool fans would have been more than happy with that, however they started the season so well that some fans would have expected more. The Reds do not have the biggest squad compared to their rivals and really struggled over the Christmas period with a number of injured. Klopp will need to make quality additions to his squad to really challenge for the title. In recent weeks they have been linked with RB Leipzig star Naby Keïta, Virgil Van Dijk and Lacazette.

Liverpool targets:

Dream – Alexandre Lacazette

Realistic – Virgill Van Dijk

Eventmasters suggest – Kasper Dolberg

Wildcard – Ross Barkely

What’s next?

From now until 31st August 2017 every team across Europe will be competition for quality players in the transfer market. Most managers will want to get their transfer business sorted early to avoid the hectic Transfer Dead Line Day.

During summer 2016 Paul Pogba became the most expensive footballer in history following his £89m move to Manchester United. The combined spend of Premier League clubs also exceeded £900m.

Could these records be broken again this summer?

The 2017/18 Premier League Season – Fixture Announcement

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The fixtures for the new season are released on Wednesday 14th June 2017.

2016/17 Premier League Season Review

Liverpool will return to Champions League football after beating Middlesbrough 3-0 at Anfield.

With so much riding on the outcome, the Reds were a bundle of nerves for much of the initial 45 minutes.
However, Georginio Wijnaldum eased the tension in first half injury time, bursting into the box and smashing in a fierce shot at the near post. Philippe Coutinho’s trademark curling free-kick six minutes into the second period was then followed by an Adam Lallana goal allowing players and supporters to breath freely.

Manchester City sealed their place in the Champions League.

With Manchester City thrashing an abject Watford 0-5, Liverpool finished fourth in the final Premier League table and will have to negotiate Champions League qualifying. City ended up third, but way behind Tottenham and champions Chelsea. Skipper Vincent Kompany headed in an early opener before Sergio Aguero grabbed a brace. Fernandinho got in on the act and Gabriel Jesus made it five.

Arsenal through the to the FA Cup Final.

Arsenal fought to the end but it wasn’t enough, missing out on a place in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years despite beating Everton 3-1. The win was achieved with ten men after defender Laurent Koscielny was sent off for a challenge on Enner Valencia.  The Gunners took the lead early on through Hector Bellerin and Alexis Sanchez scrambled in a second. Romelu Lukaku pulled a goal back for Everton from the penalty spot but Aaron Ramsey made it safe.

Manchester United through to the Europa League final.

For Manchester United, everything depends on the Europa League final – victory and they are back in the Champions League next seasons.
Josh Harrop scored on his debut as United’s disappointing Premier League campaign ended with a comfortable 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Harrop was one of four players given their first top-flight starts as manager Jose Mourinho named the youngest United line-up in Premier League history, with an average age of 22 years and 284 days. Paul Pogba doubled the advantage. With two minutes remaining Angel Gomes replaced captain Wayne Rooney to become the club’s youngest ever Premier League player at 16 years and 263 days old. He is also the first player born in the 21st century to appear in the Premier League.

Chelsea Sixth Premier League Title.

Chelsea celebrated in style, putting on a show against hapless Sunderland. The Blues, who sealed their sixth top-flight title nine days ago, paraded the trophy in front of their adoring fans. Sunderland tried to play party poopers with an early Javier Manquillo strike. But then the home side turned on the style in honour of departing legend John Terry. Willian equalised, Eden Hazard lashed in his 17th goal of the season, Pedro, capitalised on a poor backwards header, and Michy Batshuayi then got two to notch five goals in three games despite never being a regular. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick to retain the Premier League golden boot as Tottenham destroyed Hull 7-1 at the KCOM Stadium. It took the striker to 29 goals for the season, his highest tally in a league campaign. Also hitting the back of the net were Dele Alli, Victor Wanyama, Ben Davies and Toby Alderweireld. Sam Clucas got a consolation for the relegated hosts.

And so ends another thrilling Premier League campaign.

Few pundits backed Chelsea to claim the spoils with most opting for one or other of the Manchester clubs.
But Manchester disappointed, and for the present London reigns supreme over the north.

Can’t wait for it all to start over again.

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Congratulations to Chelsea for winning the Premier League

Chelsea 2017 Champions

Chelsea FC are the 2017/18 Premier League Champions! 

After early setbacks, going to three at the back proved to be a revelation.

Was this the genius of manager Antonio Conte or did he just get lucky?

We will find out next season when the challengers will be determined to dethrone Chelsea, but for the moment it must be all hail Conte.

It was hard to see Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso as much more than Premier League journeymen, but they turned out to be pivotal at wing-back in the new 3-4-3 system.

The signing of N’Golo Kante was the key – what a season he has had. PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year, his ball-winning tenacity has produced back-to-back medals after being part of Leicester’s remarkable conquest in 2015/16.

Eden Hazard was back to his best making him one of the stars of the season, Pedro was also back to his best creating a scoring goals all season.

Diego Costa was putting the ball in the net again and was talked round after seemingly having his head turned by the ‘Chinese Money’ – he
will be a big miss if he now heads East.

Conte got rid of the lightweight Oscar and the formidable but over-the-hill Branislav Ivanovic, gently side-lined legendary veteran John
Terry, and got the best out of the rest.

Ironic that the 1-0 victory away to West Bromwich that clinched it should have been reliant on the goal of £33 million bit player Michy
Batshujayi, but it showed the strength in depth.

And it could yet be a remarkable double if Chelsea beat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final.

Elsewhere below Chelsea

Tottenham had already secured second place in the table, but goals from Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane earned them victory over Manchester United in their final game at White Hart Lane.

Spurs plan to have their new stadium, built on the same site, ready for the 2018-19 campaign and will temporarily play their home matches
at Wembley next season.

Wayne Rooney got one back but United have long pinpointed the Europa League final as their one real hope of a Champions League place.

A disappointing season too for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City who at the start most pundits felt would be the team to beat.

Their latest effort was an unconvincing and lucky 2-1 win over Leicester.

The Etihad stadium side looked to be cruising after goals from David Silva and a Gabriel Jesus penalty.

Shinji Okazaki got one back, meeting Marc Albrighton’s cross with a superb acrobatic finish.

And then controversy at the end as referee Bobby Madley disallowed Riyad Mahrez’s late penalty for the Foxes.

Mahrez, who had been brought down by Gael Clichy, slipped as he took his spot-kick and touched the ball with his right foot as well as his
left as he sent it into the net.

Madley immediately ruled the goal out for a double-touch and awarded the home side a free-kick.

A season of inconsistency for City, brilliant at times but a defence and goalkeeper who could never be relied upon, and the bizarre
undermining of leading scorer Sergio Aguero. City’s owners expect much more.

Liverpool kept it together following some hiccups to hammer West Ham 4-0 at the London Stadium.

Daniel Sturridge scored his first goal since January, rounding goalkeeper Adrian before slotting home.

Brilliant Brazilian Philippe Coutinho then scored twice before Divock Origi fired in a fourth.

Victory against relegated Middlesbrough on the final day of the season will guarantee Liverpool Champions League football in 2017-18.

Arsenal beat Stoke 4-1 away but are favourites to miss out.

Hector Bellerin picked out Olivier Giroud for a tap-in before Mesut Ozil tucked home in the second period.

Stoke controversially restored hope as Peter Crouch converted Marko Arnautovic’s cross with his hand, but Sanchez drilled in a low finish and Giroud slid in a fourth.

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Premier League Review – Game Week 35

Liverpool draw a blank against Southampton

Liverpool faced one of their toughest tasks in their race for Champions League qualification to date… Southampton. The Reds have met Southampton 3 times already this season and have failed to score on all three occasions. The Reds dominated the game in terms of possession but failed for produce that moment of magic to break the Southampton defence. Liverpool were awarded a penalty but James Milner failed to convert from the spot for the first time in his Liverpool career. Klopp’s side are currently 3rd in the table, if they win all of their remaining games they will playing in the Champions League next season.

Claude Puel said after the match:

“It was difficult for them to come into our box and for me it was a harsh penalty and a good save. It was a deserved point.”

Liverpool’s next game is on 14th May 2017 against West Ham United.

Arsenal welcome Manchester United to The Emirates

Manchester United arrived at the Emirates in good form, on Thursday they secured a 1-0 away win against Celta Vigo in the Champions League. The Red Devils were also on a 25-match unbeaten run in the Premier League, their last defeat came against Chelsea back in October.

The first 30 minutes of the game was uneventful both sides wanted to keep things tight and grow in to the game. Out of nowhere Arsenal midfielder Xhaka let a shot fly from 35-yards out, the shot took a massive deflection off Herrera and left De Gea with no chance. Following the goal Arsenal were full of confidence and managed to bag a second goal thanks to a Welbeck header.

Mourinho did react to the goals and brought on Rashford and Lingard, despite their best efforts Arsenal managed to hold on to their lead and won the game 2-0. This was Wenger’s first ever Premier League win over Mourinho and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Birmingham City Football Club Awards Dinner Review

Eventmasters was delighted to sponsor the Players’ Player award at the prestigious Birmingham City Football Club Awards Dinner held at ICC Birmingham on Sunday 30 April 2017.

Everyone was in great spirits to look back on an eventful 2016/2017 Sky Bet Championship Season particularly following the 2-0 win over Huddersfield on the previous day. Still work to be done this Sunday!

The sold out annual event was hosted by local celebrity Tom Ross and included entertainment from the superb Mica Paris, local band Versheiden combined with three-course fine dining and a welcoming drinks reception.

Players’ Player – David Davis

With 42 appearances and a total of 4 goals this season David Davis deservedly picked up the award from our own Managing Director, Denise Sheasby.

Denise said

“I am so pleased for David as he has had a great season, his goal and celebration against Aston Villa at St Andrews also saw him pick up the Moment of the Season and Supporters Player of the Year awards!”

So overall a very good night for him.

Dinner

Other award winners on the evening included:

Goal of the Season – Kerim Frei

Young Player of the Season Che Adams

Top Goalscorer Award – Lukas Jutkiewicz (12 Goals)

Foster’s Man of the Match Award – Che Adams

Captains Choice Award – Josh Dacres Cogley

Blues in Business Award – Voice Mobile

Supporter of the Season Award – Lewis Mitchell

Long Service Award – Rita Greenway

Special Achievement Award – John White

The evening also raised funds and awareness for The Lily Mae Foundation, a really well worth while organisation which provides much needed support for parents and families who have sadly lost a baby to stillbirth or neonatal death.

 

 

 

Embarrassing clash between Alexis Sanchez and Christian Fuchs

Alexis Sanchez’s (Arsenal midfielder) received a yellow card during the Premier League game on the 26th April 2017 due to his playfulness, this made Christian Fuchs (Leicester defender) agitated with the referee. With a few minutes remaining of the game at the Emirates Stadium, Sanchez blocked Fuchs’s throw by standing a few inches away causing Fuchs to throw the ball at Sanchez’s shoulder. This led the midfielder collapsing on the ground as the game slowly reached full time.

Nigel Winterburn commented on the incident after the game

Nigel Winterburn believed that the incident should be ‘nipped in the bud.’

“The whole thing is a mess. The referee and the assistant got it completely wrong because they could have diffused it first of all.”  I said straight away when the incident happened that both of them will probably get booked.”

(After the game, Winterburn told Sky Sports)

Ex-Manchester City striker Shaun Goater also spoke on this

According to the FA the rules for a throw is that the defendant should be standing at least two metres away from the thrower, some commented that Sanchez was not aware of the rules.

“He probably wasn’t and he was doing what I probably would have done because I wasn’t aware of the rule until recently. So, Sanchez was only doing what the players do in the modern game.”

(After the game, Goater told Sky Sports)

Sanchez tweets after incident


Arsenal wasn’t affected by the card after they had won the game with Arsenal winning 1-0. Yes Sanchez went overboard but was this all an act for Leicester not to score? This incident took matter too far as this could have been avoided. Sanchez posted a photo on twitter with the aftermath of the event.

Arsenals’ next game is on Sunday 30th April 2017 against Tottenham. Will they be able to beat Man United who are 5th on the Premier League table?

The great Manchester Derby is live tonight 27th April 2017. It could be a close game, who will take the points?

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Premier League Game Week 32 Review 2017

Another thrilling week of Premier League action saw stunning goals, controversial decisions and shock results. Read our review of all the action in Game Week 32.

All the big boys stamped their authority on the weekend Premier League games as they ramped their performances up for the final run-in.

The Chelsea title charge continues

Chelsea maintained their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League, outclassing plucky Bournemouth 3-1.

They got lucky with the first goal – Diego Costa’s scuffed shot went in off the head of grounded home defender Adam Smith.

But the second was magnificent.

Eden Hazard raced onto a long pass, rounded Bournemouth stopper Artur Boruc and slid the ball into the net.

Joshua King got one back with a long-range deflected effort.

But Chelsea were always in control and secured the points through Marcos Alonso.

His lovely free-kick cleared the wall and nestled into the net without Boruc even moving.

Tottenham keep the pressure on Chelsea with impressive win

Tottenham made hay in the sun, thrashing Waford 4-0.

Dele Alli curled a beauty into the top corner.

And then the floodgates opened as Eric Dier smashed in a deflected cross and Son Heung-min added a third just before the break.

After half-time Son further confirmed Spurs’ dominance by meeting Kieran Trippier’s cross with a lovely half-volley at the far post.

He could have had a hat-trick, while Harry Kane, returning from injury as a second-half substitute, smacked the bar with a late strike.

Manchester City end their winless run

Manchester City ended a four-game winless run in the Premier League with an easy victory over struggling Hull City.

Ahmed Elmohamady’s own goal opened the scoring at the Etihad Stadium as the defender turned in Jesus Navas’ low cross.

Raheem Sterling set up Sergio Aguero and then Fabian Delph picked up a rare score.

Andrea Ranocchia pulled one back late on, as dodgy keeper Claudio Bravo allowed a weak effort to trickle past him.

Brazilian magic saves Liverpool at Stoke

A tale of two halves at Stoke as Liverpool came back to win 2-1.

All Stoke in the first period with Jon Walters heading home Xherdan Shaqiri’s cross.

But Liverpool threw on the Ill Philippe Coutinho and the injured Roberto Firmino and both scored.

The Reds owed the sometimes shaky Simon Mignolet who made a number of fine saves.

It keeps Liverpool well in the race for a Champion League place.

Manchester United keep the pressure on the teams in the top four

Bottom club Sunderland’s got hammered by Manchester United 3-0.

Not helped by playing with 10 men for more than 45 minutes after Sebastian Larsson was red carded for a challenge on Ander Herrera.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic put United ahead with a 20-yard effort, Henrikh Mkhitaryan made it 2-0 before Marcus Rashford notched the third.

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Eventmasters To Sponsor Players’ Player of the Season At Birmingham City Awards Dinner

Eventmasters are delighted to confirm our sponsorship of the one of the biggest awards at the Birmingham City Player Awards Dinner at the ICC Birmingham on Sunday 30 April 2017.

On what is sure to be a fantastic evening, we will be sponsoring the prestigious Players Player of the Season Award, always one of the most popular accolades of the evening. We can’t wait to see who will be picking up the award in 2017 with so many potential winners.

This annual event will provide a fantastic evening of entertainment as members of the first-team squad and management come together with supporters to celebrate the 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship Season.

Eventmasters, based in St Pauls Square in the heart of the city, boast a wide-range of West Midlands football fans in the office – with Birmingham City well supported by several members of the team.

Managing Director, Denise Sheasby is an adopted Birmingham City supporter, as she began to follow the club when moving to the Midlands, after growing up a Sheffield Wednesday fan.

Denise Sheasby said: “We are so pleased to be sponsoring one of the best awards at the Birmingham City Players Awards Evening – The Players Player of the Year Award.

“It is going to be a fantastic evening and one which we are really looking forward to. To be associated with one of the biggest clubs in the West Midlands is fantastic and we can’t wait to be at the ICC at the end of the month. ”

Full List of Awards & Sponsors:

Supporters’ Player of the Season sponsored by 888 sport
Young Player of the Season sponsored by Bluecon
Goal of the Season sponsored by Birmingham International Coaches
Blues in Business sponsored by Eze Group
Captain’s Choice sponsored by MKG
Top Goalscorer sponsored by Swallow Drinks Limited
Supporter of the Season sponsored by Eze Talk
Moment of the Season sponsored by JS Spooner
Players’ Player of the Season sponsored by Eventmasters

If you are interested in attending the Birmingham City FC Players Awards Dinner, please follow the link to the official page.