Match reports and previews

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Below is a wide range of my match reports and previews – published across various platforms, covering different leagues, teams, competitions and plenty of action as you can see. Click on an article to find out the date when it was originally published before reading… Enjoy and feel free to leave feedback!


Borussia Dortmund 4-3 Augsburg: Alcacer hat-trick stuns visitors in crazy second-half

Cardiff 1-2 Burnley: Hart excels as hosts’ efforts not enough in south Wales

US Open 2018: Naomi Osaka stuns Serena Williams to win first Grand Slam

Germany 0-0 France: Areola excellent on debut in rousing Nations League stalemate

Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City: Shaw’s first senior goal just enough in curtain-raiser

Reading 1-2 Derby County: Lampard off to perfect managerial start with stoppage-time winner

France 1-0 Belgium: Umtiti’s header breaks Belgians in smash-and-grab victory

Uruguay 0-2 France: Varane and Muslera’s error seal semi-final place

France 4-3 Argentina: Mbappe magic fires Bleus into the quarter-finals

England 6-1 Panama: Clinical Lions record biggest ever World Cup win

Tunisia 1-2 England: Kane’s stoppage-time strike spares Southgate’s blushes

France 2-1 Australia: Pogba’s deflected strike deflates plucky Socceroos

Portugal 3-3 Spain: Ronaldo hat-trick, Costa brace in World Cup classic

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Hazard’s penalty seals Blues’ eighth FA Cup triumph

Fulham (2) 2-0 (1) Derby County: Sessegnon and Odoi send Cottagers to Wembley

Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid: Hosts rue missed chances as Los Blancos draw first blood

Fulham 1-1 Brentford: Maupay’s stoppage-time strike sends Wolves to Premier League

Arsenal 3-2 Southampton: Welbeck the winner as Gunners hold on in frenetic finish

Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City: First-half blitz stuns lacklustre Citizens

Juventus 0-3 Real Madrid: Ronaldo runs riot as holders seal big win

Carabao Cup Final – Arsenal 0-3 Manchester City: Citizens rampant over limp Gunners

Real Madrid 3-1 PSG: Ronaldo steals the show as wasteful PSG rue their luck

Watford 4-1 Chelsea: Doucoure and Deulofeu shine as Hornets thump struggling Blues


Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham: Sides share spoils in tense encounter

Bulgaria 0-1 France: Matuidi’s slick strike seals important qualifying victory for visitors

Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: A point for both in nail-biting finish

Watford 0-0 Brighton: Britos sees red but unlucky Seagulls settle for point in tense affair

u23s: Arsenal 4-3 Manchester City – Nelson and Nketiah shine, Wilshere sent off at Emirates

u23s: Chelsea 2-0 Derby – Blues edge past unlucky Derby despite frantic finish at Stamford Bridge

Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City: Giroud heads late winner in seven-goal thriller on opening night

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea (4-1 on penalties): Gunners come from behind to win at Wembley again

AS Monaco 3-2 Toulouse: Defending champions battle hard to slender victory on opening night

Germany 1-0 Chile: Stindl strike seals Confederations Cup triumph

u21 Euros: Germany 1-0 Spain – Weiser’s first-half header seals final victory

Ladies report: Arsenal 1-0 Reading – Carter helps maintain Gunners unbeaten run

u23s: Arsenal 2-2 Manchester United – Substitutions cost Young Guns as Utd earn spirited comeback

U23 report: Arsenal 3-3 Manchester City – Jenkinson nets last-gasp equaliser

AFCON final report: Elneny scores but Cameroon break Egyptian hearts

U23 report: Southampton 1-3 Arsenal – Bramall debuts, Nketiah proves influential


u23 report: Mavididi brace not enough as Liverpool snatch 3-2 win

Young Guns crash out in UYL group stages after away draw

Report: Arsenal 2-2 PSG – Mavididi rescues vital point

UEFA Youth League review: Arsenal u19s comfortable in 3-0 win over Ludogorets

UEFA Youth League review: Arsenal u19s suffer cruel 2-1 defeat against Basel

U23’s: Chelsea 1-2 Arsenal – Young Guns prevail in hard-fought victory under Stamford Bridge floodlights

Euro 2016 Final – France 0-1 Portugal (AET): Éder’s extra-time strike leaves French ruing missed chances

Wales 3-1 Belgium: Williams, Robson-Kanu and Vokes seal semi-final spot for Dragons

West Ham 3-3 Arsenal: Koscielny saves Gunners’ blushes in six-goal drama

Man City 0-1 Man Utd: Rashford the hero as Citizens struggle in tense derby loss


Manchester City 6-1 Newcastle: sky Blues blitz Geordies

FSV Mainz 05 2-0 Schalke 04: Stefan Bell’s first-half double seals a frustrating night for visitors

Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool: Terry and Gerrard net as sides share the spoils

U21 Euro semis – Denmark 1-4 Sweden: Swedes stylishly seal their place in Tuesday’s final

COPA America – Chile 5-0 Bolivia: La Roja superb and efficient as they top Group A emphatically

u17 Euros: Croatia 1-1 Belgium (3-5 on penalties): Azzazoui bright as Croats defeated on pens

Real Madrid 9-1 Granada CF: Ronaldo runs riot over minnows

Sunderland 1-0 N’castle: Defoe’s screamer gives Black Cats win in Tyne-Wear derby

Schalke 04 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen: Bellarabi effort gives visitors maximum points

Aston Villa 2-0 West Brom: Pitch invasion controversy as Sherwood’s men march to Wembley

West Brom 1-0 Southampton: Berahino’s stunner seals all three points



World Cup Final Preview: France vs Croatia – All or nothing

World Cup Group A: There’s only enough pride for one when Saudi Arabia and Egypt meet

World Cup Group E: Switzerland must keep Costa Rica on mat to reach knockout rounds

World Cup Group B – France vs Australia: Gut check time for Socceroos against Les Bleus?


u23s preview: Arsenal vs Utd – Final clash of league campaign for Steve Gatting’s youngsters

Anything but pride left to play for? Arsenal vs Manchester United preview

FA Cup semi-final preview: Arsenal vs Manchester City

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Preview as Eagles host unpredictable Gunners

Arsenal vs West Brom: Match preview

Arsenal vs Lincoln City: An explosive banana skin

West Brom vs Arsenal: Wenger’s men aim for response in tough fixture

Bayern Munich vs Arsenal: Here we go again


Manchester City vs Arsenal: Can visitors bounce back in style?

Arsenal vs Bournemouth: Intriguing fixture awaits at Emirates

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Bragging rights and points up for grabs

Preview: Arsenal vs Chelsea – Gunners eager to inflict more frustration on Conte’s men

Champions League Preview: PSG vs Arsenal – Crunch time is already here

Preview: Arsenal vs Liverpool – Both sides eager for positive start in curtain-raiser

Italy vs Spain: Battle of European heavyweights in Paris

Manchester City (2) – (2) Paris Saint-Germain: Intriguing second-leg clash awaits for sky Blues

Barcelona (2) – (0) Arsenal: Mission impossible in Spain for out-of-form Gunners

U21’s: Fulham vs Arsenal – Young Gunners aim to close gap at top

Arsenal vs Swansea: Gunners aim to redeem themselves after forgettable week

Arsenal vs Chelsea: Must-win fixture for Gunners against London rivals


Sevilla vs Manchester City: Citizens aim for three consecutive European victories

Southampton vs Aston Villa: Visitors hoping for surprise in tricky Cup clash

Arsenal vs Everton: Gunners aim for consistency

Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea: Blues await tough Ukranian test

Schalke vs VfB Stuttgart: Royal Blues look to improve recent form

Manchester City 2015-16 season preview: Sky Blues aim to regain their league crown

Copa America Preview – Chile vs Ecuador: Hosts look to get off to perfect start

VfL Wolfsburg vs Napoli: Hecking’s men favourites in mouthwatering tie