Since the Champions League went from using a second group stage to a 16-team knockout tournament in 2003-04, no league had ever qualified five teams for the knockout rounds — until now. With Liverpool’s 7-0 destruction of Spartak Moscow on Wednesday, the English Premier League officially placed five clubs into the Champions League Round of 16 in what is a remarkable turnaround for the league. Kind of.
Hello folks! December is upon us! We got 6 matchdays over the next 20 some odd days and we'll have you covered. Lets get to this week:
3 Mans You Need
Wayne Rooney (Everton):
It’s the Merseyside Derby at Anfield so you know Boy Wonder Wayne Rooney is going to turn back to clock and strike a perfect hat-trick: One from his own half, one from the midfield line and one half-volley from 25 yards out.
There were moments in the Manchester City vs West Ham match when Arsene Wenger might have considered breaking out the champagne like the 1972 Dolphins to celebrate another season in which his Invincibles remained the only unbeaten side in English Premier League history. But as always seemed inevitable, Manchester City found another late goal to equal the English top flight record with a 13th straight victory on Sunday at the Etihad.