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Premier League Game Week 25 Preview

After some fantastic midweek encounters the Premier League continues this weekend with round 25 of action. Once again there are some huge encounters including Manchester City v Leicester and Chelsea v Manchester United.

Liverpool FC v Sunderland

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will be looking to bounce back after their midweek loss at league leaders Leicester. The German could welcome back influential midfielder Philippe Coutinho who has missed the past month with a hamstring injury.

Roberto Firmino will be looking to maintain his excellent run of form, with his goals and assists proving crucial in recent games. A loss would mean consecutive Premier League losses at Anfield for the first time since 2012.

But the Reds should have too much for their struggling opponents and three points could move them back into the top seven of the Barclays Premier League.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Watford

High flying Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to continue their sensational form as they face Watford at White Hart Lane. Another victory could lift Spurs into the top two of the Barclays Premier League.

The performances of Dele Alli and Harry Kane have been crucial to Spurs run of form. The pair both scored in the 3-0 win over Norwich in the week and Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping Alli is fit to play after dizzy spells.

Kane has 14 goals in his last 15 Premier League games and with the form he is in it is hard to see Watford getting anything from their trip to White Hart Lane.

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Chelsea v Manchester United

The big game on Sunday is the clash of the two Dutch managers as Gus Hiddink takes on Louis Van Gaal.

Chelsea are unbeaten in the Premier League since Hiddink took over from Jose Mourinho. He will have a fully fit squad to pick from and will be hoping Diego Costa continues his fine form along with midfielder Oscar.

Wayne Rooney and Manchester United seem to have rediscovered there scoring touch and blew Stoke City away in the week with a stunning 3-0 win. They will be confident of getting a positive result from Stamford Bridge.

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Wayne Rooney – 50 Not Out

Last night Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney made history at Wembley Stadium by scoring his 50th International goal against Switzerland becoming England’s all-time top goal scorer. The record was set by Sir Bobby Charlton in 1970 who scored 49 goals in 106 appearances. There were emotional scenes of celebration by everyone from the Stewards to the guests in corporate hospitality facilities.

Wayne Rooney re-wrote the record books, not only did he become the top England goal scorer he also set 3 more records. The first being that last night’s goal was his 300th for Club and Country (233 for Man United, 17 for Everton & 50 for England). The second being that he scored in 7 consecutive competitive games for England – a post war record. Finally he become the joint 5th all-time capped player for England with Ashley Cole (107).

How long do you think this record will last & who can you see scoring more? Harry Kane? Raheem Sterling?

Wayne will return to Premier League football on Saturday in a massive fixture against Liverpool FC, we can offer Manchester United hospitality packages for every game at Old Trafford this season. 

A fantastic weekend of sporting action

What a stunning weekend of sport.

From Twickenham to White Hart Lane it was a case of brilliant entertainment, outstanding displays of ability, thrilling attacking … and of course much controversy.

Not even a Barcelona-Real Madrid Clasico could match what England had to offer.

Where else in the world could you get a 70,000-plus crowd watching Walsall v Bristol City at Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final?

Absolutely amazing.

Whether you were in the stands, enjoying official VIP corporate hospitality or simply watching on the goggle box, this was riveting stuff.

We have to start at Twickenham and heartache for England.

After thumping big wins for Wales and Ireland over Italy and Scotland, England knew they had to beat the French by 26 points to claim the championship.

They failed by a single try to reach their target, winning 55-35.

Lots of if, buts and maybes, but a wonderfully courageous performance was not quite good enough and England have work to do if they are to challenge New Zealand and South Africa for World Cup glory in the autumn.

The French played their part in a marvellous game but should never been allowed to notch such an impressive points total.

Such was the England margin they would normally be in dreamland over such a victory … but not this time.

Yet it just shows what can be achieved when points need to be piled up and coaches take the shackles off, with safety first rugby cast aside.

Wales beating Italy 61-20 in Rome was some result – scintillating tries, some the length of the pitch from their own goal line.

The Irish blowing away Scotland 40-10 at Murrayfield in another top contest.

All in all it was the greatest rugby theatre for many a year.

Somehow the authorities need to sit back, study the three matches and work out how that level of performance can be enticed out of teams on a more regular basis.

Tottenham got a whiff of the rugby excitement and went partying themselves with a 4-3 victory over Leicester, Harry Kane netting a hat-trick.

We can celebrate two Englishmen being in the top six Premier League scorers – Kane on 19 and Charlie Austin on 15.

Arsenal won away at Newcastle 2-1, Chelsea beat Hull 3-2 away and Manchester City made short work of West Bromwich 3-0.

Liverpool v Manchester United at Anfield was the highlight, finishing 1-2.

United have finally clicked at just the right time – played really well against Spurs the previous week and carried it into the Liverpool game.

A revival led by two David Moyes signings, Mata and Fellaini.

Two goals from Mata, the second absolute sublime.

Now it is very much pole position for United in the race for the final Champions League place for next season.

Meanwhile hard luck Walsall – beaten 2-0. A brave showing.

What was your favourite moment from the weekends sporting action?