West Ham’s Allardyce proud of past achievements | Premiership News | Tribal Football

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce says he is proud of the legacy he has left at each of his former clubs. West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce says he is proud of the legacy he has left at each of his former clubs.As the Hammers prepare for tomorrow’s meeting with one of his exes, Newcastle United, the 58-year old has spoken of his record with previous clubs and is happy with how he has performed during his managerial career.”Ask the people who worked with me. I evolved the type of football that they liked. The players who worked with me enjoyed the journey that we took,” he told the Daily Telegraph.”Every club of mine finished in a better position when I left than when I took over.”The yardstick of a manager’s success tends to be, ‘What have you won?’ You can’t measure mine like that.”Each club, whether it was Limerick, Blackpool, Notts County, Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn or West Ham, I improved.”It’s not me blowing my trumpet, it’s a fact. Look at it another way. Every one of my former clubs has been relegated since. Is that a better measurement?” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

PREMIER LEAGUE: Schwarzer the hero in six-goal thriller between Arsenal and Fulham | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Mark Schwarzer emerged as the hero as Fulham denied Arsenal a last-gasp victory at the Emirates Stadium today. Mark Schwarzer emerged as the hero as Fulham denied Arsenal a last-gasp victory at the Emirates Stadium today.The Australian goalkeeper produced a brilliant save to deny Mikel Arteta from the penalty spot in the fourth minute of added time to allow the Cottagers to force a 3-3 draw in an enthralling contest in North London.As they did midweek against Schalke, Arsenal skipped away to a two-goal lead through summer signings Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski before Fulham’s newest star Dimitar Berbatov got them back on level terms with a goal of his own and then an assist for Alex Kacaniklic before the break.Berbatov then edged the visitors in front with a 67th minute penalty but Giroud was able to join him on two match goals with another header two minutes later.It was after that when controversy struck with referee Phil Dowd wrongly calling Sascha Riether for handball in the area but justice was served as Schwarzer came up with the goods to deny Arteta low to his left.The opener came in the 11th minute when Theo Walcott’s outswinging corner was met by Giroud who powered a near post header from the edge of the six-yard box into the palms of Schwarzer who could only parry it into the roof of the net. It was the Frenchman’s first Premier League goal at home for the Gunners.Just over ten minutes later, the home side were two to the good when they took full advantage of the fact Fulham had a gap down the left side following Kieran Richardson’s hamstring injury with Arteta running on to a through ball before delaying his cut-back from deep in the area for Podolski to prod home from close range.Fulham picked up their output almost immediately and replied when Berbatov somehow found himself unmarked inside the six-yard box to easily nod home Bryan Ruiz’s inswinging corner just before the half-hour mark.Five minutes prior to the break, the Bulgarian ace turned provider when he clipped a dangerous ball into the area from the right side for substitute Kacaniklic to hit a well-placed bouncing header from 15 yards which evaded Vito Mannone.Disaster struck for Arsenal in the 67th minute when Arteta was pick-pocketed by Ruiz before the Spaniard pulled down the Costa Rican in the area with Dowd having no hesitations in pointing to the spot. Berbatov stepped up and coolly slotted to Mannone’s right to give Fulham the lead.But it was short-lived as Giroud again rose above the pack to meet Walcott’s rightwing cross to head home his third Premier League goal.Schwarzer had made a couple of decent saves in the second half to deny Giroud’s swerving left-footer from range as well as cutting off Santi Cazorla’s dangerous effort but none were as good as his magnificent stop at the death to give Martin Jol’s men their 16th point of the campaign, which has them equal with Arsene Wenger’s seventh-placed side who would be disappointed by today’s result.Arsenal: 3 (Olivier Giroud 11’/69’, Lukas Podolski 22’)Fulham: 3 (Dimitar Berbatov 29’/(p) 67’, Alex Kacaniklic 40’)Emirates Stadium, London – 60,093Yellow cards: ARS – Aaron Ramsey 60’FUL – Steve Sidwell 41’, Chris Baird 90+4’

PREMIER LEAGUE: Hernandez inspires Man Utd to come-from-behind win at Villa | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Javier Hernandez has inspired Manchester United to a now customary come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park this evening. Javier Hernandez has inspired Manchester United to a now customary come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park this evening.The Red Devils went four points clear on top of the Premier League table despite falling two goals behind early in the second half with Chicharito’s predatory skills netting him a possible hat-trick with the dubious goals panel still to decide if his second will be awarded to him.Not to be forgotten, Villa young gun Andreas Weimann produced a brilliant performance of his own with a double but Paul Lambert’s men could not sustain their pressure after finding themselves in an usual position against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men five minutes into the second half.Weimann had Villa ahead in stoppage time of the first half when he fired home a delightful side-footer from the edge of the area after Christian Benteke had skinned Chris Smalling on the left flank which had the Villa Park faithful in raptures.The Austrian then added to his opener when he managed a neat first-time touch to slot home Gabby Agbonlahor’s low cross from the left in the 50th minute.United are always a chance of getting themselves back into the contest and that comeback began when Hernandez, who replaced former Villa winger Ashley Young at half-time, controlled Paul Scholes’ pinpoint delivery from the centre of the pitch before getting a lucky bobble which he slotted through the legs of Villa keeper Brad Guzan in the 58th minute.Five minutes later, the Mexican pulled United level when Rafael chipped a lovely ball from the right side to the back post for Hernandez to volley goalward with the ball taking a massive deflection off Ron Vlaar.Hernandez then completed the fightback with three minutes of regular time remaining when he produced a brilliant diving header to nod home Robin van Persie’s curling free-kick.In the 66th minute, Weimann was denied a hat-trick when David de Gea produced a world-class reflex save to keep out his close range header before van Persie hit the woodwork twice within a minute – the first a near post header from a corner which cannoned into the upright before a delightful curling left-footer scraped the crossbar.The win has United sitting pretty at the summit of English football with second-placed Chelsea to meet Liverpool and third-placed Manchester City taking on Tottenham tomorrow, whilst Villa find themselves dangling above the drop zone with just nine points from 11 outings.For the statistics enthusiasts, it was the 15th point United had taken this season from losing positons.Aston Villa: 2 (Andreas Weimann 45+1’, 50’)Manchester United: 3 (Javier Hernandez 58’/87’, Ron Vlaar (og) 63’)Villa Park, Birmingham – 40,538Yellow cards: AV – Stephen Ireland 56’MU – Michael Carrick 65’

PREMIER LEAGUE: Late Everton resurrection send Sunderland packing | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Everton have produced a late show to remain fourth on the Premier League table courtesy of a 2-1 home victory over Sunderland. Everton have produced a late show to remain fourth on the Premier League table courtesy of a 2-1 home victory over Sunderland.The Toffees fell behind on the stroke of half-time at Goodison Park when they were unable to properly clear a corner which ended when Craig Gardner dinked a ball into the area for Adam Johnson to come up with a superb half-volley from close range to knock the ball over an advancing Tim Howard for his first Mackem goal.The scoreline remained at 1-0 until the 77th minute when Marouane Fellaini, fresh off a double against Fulham last week, received a pass from Leon Osman before turning and putting his effort through a crowd of players and across Simon Mignolet for the equaliser.David Moyes’ 400th match in charge of Everton then turned into a celebration when Osman and Fellaini again combined with the Belgian sending a backheel into the path of Nikica Jelavic to slot home from close range to sustain their 11-year unbeaten run against the Black Cats.It was the Toffees’ fifth win this campaign which allows them to go to 20 points from 11 outings as Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland continue to hang perilously close to the drop zone with just nine points from 10 fixtures.Everton: 2 (Marouane Fellaini 77’, Nikica Jelavic 79’)Sunderland: 1 (Adam Johnson 45+1’)Goodison Park, Liverpool – 35,999Yellow cards: EVE – John Heitinga 58’SUN – Craig Gardner 68’, David Vaughan 90+3’, Danny Rose 90+5’

PREMIER LEAGUE WRAP: Comeback kings Man Utd again, Fulham deny Arsenal as Everton, West Brom march along | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Another brilliant day of Premier League football was produced by all teams involved on Saturday, November 10 2012. Another brilliant day of Premier League football was produced by all teams involved on Saturday, November 10 2012.The biggest story out of the day was Manchester United’s come-from-behind win over Aston Villa which saw them go four points clear on top of the Premier League table.Villa led by two goals after Andreas Weimann netted his second five minutes into the second half but United managed to fight back from the deficit to record a 3-2 win thanks to half-time sub Javier Hernandez who scored two certain goals with the middle one of his potential hat-trick deflected in off Villa skipper Ron Vlaar. The win has Sir Alex Ferguson’s men ahead of both Chelsea and reigning champions Manchester City as they prepare for Liverpool and Tottenham respectively tomorrow.In North London, Arsenal also blew a two-goal lead in their 3-3 home draw with Fulham as Mikel Arteta had his injury-time penalty brilliantly saved by Mark Schwarzer.Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski put the Gunners two to the good before the dazzling Dimitar Berbatov answered with a header and an assist for Alex Kacaniklic before he got the go-ahead goal with a 67th minute penalty.Giroud managed to triple his Premier League goal tally with his 69th minute header but Arsenal were denied victory when Schwarzer came up with a quality save to thwart Arteta from the spot after Sascha Riether had wrongly been called for handball.Everton continued their good start to the campaign with a 2-1 win over Sunderland after going a goal down on the stroke of half-time.Adam Johnson opened his Black Cats account with a neat half-volley but Marouane Fellaini kept up his ascent to becoming a top flight star with a 77th minute leveller before Nikica Jelavic grabbed the winner two minutes later.The win has the Toffees sitting fourth on the table, equal on points with West Bromwich Albion who produced a 2-1 away win at Wigan Athletic to stay fifth.James Morrison’s 31st-minute header and Gary Caldwell’s own-goal gave the Baggies a two-goal advantage before Arouna Kone nabbed one back for the Latics moments before the break.Elsewhere, Southampton were denied a much-needed win by Swansea City with former Saint Nathan Dyer grabbing a 73rd minute equaliser following Morgan Schneiderlin’s opener, Charlie Adam opened his Stoke City account to lead them to a 1-0 home win over lowly QPR and Reading and Norwich City played out a scoreless draw.Tomorrow sees Chelsea host Liverpool, Spurs head to City as Newcastle United host West Ham United.2012/13 Premier League scoresAston Villa: 2 (Andreas Weimann 45+1’, 50’)Manchester United: 3 (Javier Hernandez 58’/87’, Ron Vlaar (og) 63’)Villa Park, Birmingham – 40,538Arsenal: 3 (Olivier Giroud 11’/69’, Lukas Podolski 22’)Fulham: 3 (Dimitar Berbatov 29’/(p) 67’, Alex Kacaniklic 40’)Emirates Stadium, London – 60,093Everton: 2 (Marouane Fellaini 77’, Nikica Jelavic 79’)Sunderland: 1 (Adam Johnson 45+1’)<Goodison Park, Liverpool – 35,999Wigan Athletic: 1 (Arouna Kone 44’)West Bromwich Albion: 2 (James Morrison 31’, Gary Caldwell (og) 43’)DW Stadium, Wigan – 17,812Southampton: 1 (Morgan Schneiderlin 65’)Swansea City: 1 (Nathan Dyer 73’)St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton – 30,501Stoke City: 1 (Charlie Adam 52’)Queens Park Rangers: 0Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent – 27,529Reading: 0Norwich City: 0Madejski Stadium, Reading – 24,080

PREMIER LEAGUE: West Brom continue winning form at Wigan | Premiership News | Tribal Football

West Bromwich Albion have continued their solid beginning to the campaign with a 2-1 victory over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium today. West Bromwich Albion have continued their solid beginning to the campaign with a 2-1 victory over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium today.Albion consolidated their spot in fifth place thanks to James Morrison’s 31st minute header and Gary Caldwell’s own-goal before Arouna Kone grabbed one back for the Latics with all goals coming in the first half.The Baggies took the lead just after the half-hour mark when Morrison got on the end of Chris Brunt’s pinpoint delivery from the left to hammer a header past Ali Al Habsi from the edge of the six-yard box.Steve Clarke’s men then went two ahead in the 43rd minute when Billy Jones’ low cross form the right was inadvertently knocked into the back of the net by Latics skipper Caldwell.However, Wigan gave themselves hope minutes later when Kone was johnny-on-the-spot at the backpost to slide home Jean Beausejour’s low cross which had evaded all in the box.Early in the second half, Al Habsi did brilliantly well to tip over Romelu Lukaku’s shot on the turn whilst Shaun Maloney could have levelled for Wigan in the 72nd minute but struck over the bar.In the end though, Albion made it six wins from 11 outings to kick off the season whilst Wigan dropped to 14th following their two-game winning streak.Wigan Athletic: 1 (Arouna Kone 44’)West Bromwich Albion: 2 (James Morrison 31’, Gary Caldwell (og) 43’)DW Stadium, Wigan – 17,812Yellow cards: WIG – James McCarthy 78’WBA – Claudio Yacob 47’, Romelu Lukaku 71’, Zoltan Gera 90+3’

Vilanova defends Barcelona style after Celtic shock | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has again defended their style in the wake of their Champions League defeat at Celtic.The Hoops stunned Barca at Parkhead. Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has again defended their style in the wake of their Champions League defeat at Celtic.The Hoops stunned Barca at Parkhead.Vilanova insisted: “The other day we had 97% of the possession in the second half. If that’s not enough…We had the possession and a lot of chances. We always want to have possession, to try and attack and score. That’s the way we play. The way the team plays suits them. A choice was made about how to try and win. Barça is admired for the way we play, something that can’t be said by many teams.”