Football - International football rating Footballtop en QPR seal the deal for Steven Caulker <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong><em>Cardiff City centre-back <a href="">Steven Caulker</a> is moving to Queens Park Rangers.</em></strong></p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/imce/20033/53cec169ac920_caulk.jpg" width="620" height="413" alt="53cec169ac920_caulk.jpg" /></p> <p>Caulker has already worked under Harry Redknapp at Tottenham Hotspur and will likely pair up with another summer addition Rio Ferdinand. transfer fee is undisclosed, but believed to be in the region of £8m. Steven penned a four-year contract with the London side.</p> <p>Last season the centre-back maed 39 apearances for Cardiff City and netted 5 goals.</p> <p><em>photo:</em></p> </div></div></div> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:35:06 +0000 Leon Smolski 290255 at Premier League results. Chelsea stun Tottenham to go seven points clear at the top <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Chelsea have gone seven points clear at the top of Premier League after a comfortable win over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.</strong></p> <p>Tottenham Hotspur kept Premier League leaders at bay in the first half but disastrous defensive performance after the break saw them capitulate four times and face Younes Kaboul suspension ahead of Arsenal derby next Sunday. Samuel Eto’O opened the scoring after Jan Vertonghen’s howler on 56 minutes. Two minutes later he fell down in the box after a slight contact from Kaboul and Eden Hazard converted the penalty. <a href=""><strong>Demba Ba</strong></a> added a brace late on after successive mistakes from Spurs backs. Tim Sherwood ruled out the chances for a top-four finish in his post-match conference, while Jose Mourinho showed another piece of hypocricy claiming he would prefer to be in Manuel Pellegrini’s shoes with a nine-point gap but three matches in hand and a better goal difference.</p> <p><strong>Manchester United</strong> have not conceded in the last three Premier League matches as they beat West Bromwich 3-0 at Hawthorns. Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck scored for struggling champions.</p> <p><strong>Ole Gunnar Solskjaer</strong> got a crucial win against Fulham in relegation battle as England international Steven Caulker scored a brace.</p> <p><strong>Jay Rodriguez</strong> hit the back of the net at Selhurst Park to give Southampton a narrow win, 10-man Stoke City held Norwich at Carrow Road. </p> </div></div></div> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:05:16 +0000 Leon Smolski 247971 at Premier League results: Arsenal move five points clear after beating Liverpool. <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><img src="" alt="Premier League results: Arsenal move five points clear after beating Liverpool." /></p> <p><strong>Arsenal produced a commanding performance at The Emirates against Liverpool and won by 2-0.</strong></p> <p><a href="">Arsene Wenger</a> got a boost to his title challenge after beating direct rivals Liverpool courtesy of brilliant goals from Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey in each of the halves. Apart from the goals, Arsenal’s inspirational display was impressive and they can now move on to crucial matches against Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United in good spirits. Liverpool striking duo Suarez and Sturridge had little support from the midfield and were reduced to limited chances in the game.</p> <p>Manchester City hit seven past John Ruddy to go fifth in the table. David Silva, Matija Nastasic, Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo, Edin Dzeko and Yaya Toure got on the scoresheet. Joe Hart was rested after being criticized for a blunder against Chelsea last week.</p> <p>Asmir Begovic’s clearance assisted by strong wind turned into a goal at Britannia Stadium as Southampton were held by Stoke.</p> <p>Everton and Tottenham Hotspur shared points in a goalless draw at Goodison Park after two penalties denied by the referee.</p> <p>Manchester United took advantage of dismal Fulham defence at Craven Cottage and are just three points adrift from the second-placed Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham now.</p> <p>Jose Mourinho suffered a blow at St. James Park as Gouffran and Remy scored in the second half to put Newcastle in the top-10.</p> <p>Cardiff City clinched the Wales derby courtesy of Steven Caulker’s header on 62 minutes.</p> <p><em><strong>Newcastle United 2-0 Chelsea<br /> Fulham 1-3 Manchester United<br /> Hull City 1-0 Sunderland<br /> Manchester City 7-0 Norwich City<br /> Stoke City 1-1 Southampton<br /> West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Crystal Palace<br /> West Ham United 0-0 Aston Villa<br /> Arsenal 2-0 Liverpool<br /> Everton 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur<br /> Cardiff City 1-0 Swansea City</strong></em> </p> </div></div></div> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 09:39:45 +0000 Leon Smolski 222708 at