Around The Grounds

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With pre-season now in full swing we are starting to get the all important friendlies being played. A close eye on these fixtures can spot a blossoming star or an out of position sleeper. We will try to keep over most of the scores as they happen. Here is a bit of a whip around with scores and scorers from the past week or two.

Man City 2 – Besiktas 0. (Aguero, Kompany)

Man City Starting 11: Pantilimon; Zabaleta (Rekik 70), K Toure (Boyata 88), Kompany (Savic 57), Kolarov (Helan 88); A. Johnson (Mancini 88), Y Toure (Evans 75), Razak, Lopes (Weiss 46); Aguero (Jelavic 70), Tevez (Scapuzzi 64)

Kenantan 0 – QPR 5. (SWP, Harriman, Mackie, Zamora, Helguson)

QPR Starting 11: Green (Murphy 46); Fabio, Ferdinand (Connolly 60), Hill (Onuoha 46), Traore (Harriman 46); Mackie, Diakite (Doughty 60), Ephraim, Wright-Phillips; Taarabt (Zamora 60); Cisse (Johnson 20) (Helguson 77)

Seognam 1 – Sunderland 0

Sunderland Starting 11: Mignolet, Wes Brown (Blair Adams 72), Titus Bramble (Carlos Cuellar 61), Michael Turner, Jack Colback, David Meyler, Lee Cattermole (C), Craig Gardner, Kieran Richardson (Roarie Deacon 72), Fraizer Campbell (Ryan Noble 79), Connor Wickham

Dundee United 0 – Everton 1 (Barkley)

Everton Starting 11: Howard; Hibbert, Neville, Distin, Duffy; Coleman, Rodwell (Fellaini 46), Junior (Barkley 54), Osman; Anichebe(Garbutt) McAleny.

Sion 0 – Stoke 1 (Etherington)

Stoke Starting 11: Begovic (Sorensen 46); Shotton (Wilkinson 50), Upson (Collins 50), Shawcross (Huth 50), Wilson (Higginbotham 50); Delap, Whitehead (Arismendi (57), Palacios (Tonge 57); Etherington (Pennant 46), Crouch (Jerome 57), Jones.

Malmo 1 – WestBrom 0

West Brom Starting 11: Myhill; Jones, Tamas, McAuley, (Reid 63), Hurst; Jara (Ridgewell 46), Mulumbu (Mantom 63), Dorrans (Mantom 70), Roofe (Morrison 46); Fortune (Berahino 63), Odemwingie (El Ghanassy 70)

Seattle 2 – Chelsea 4 (Lukaku 2, Hazard, Marin)

Chelsea First Half: Hilario; Chalobah, Ivanovic, David Luiz, Ferreira; Mikel, McEachran; Benayoun, Hazard, Marin; Lukaku.
Chelsea Second Half: Blackman; Hutchinson, Ivanovic (Kane 63), Cahill, Ferreira (Saville 63); Essien, Lampard (c); Ramires, Hazard (Kakuta 63), De Bruyne, Lukaku (Piazon 63).

Amazulu 0 – ManU 1 (Macheda)

United Starting 11: Lindegaard; Veseli (Vermijl 46), Wootton, Ferdinand, Brady (Blackett 58); Carrick, Scholes (Tunnicliffe 70), Lingard (Petrucci 70); Hernandez (Kagawa 89), Berbatov, Macheda (Anderson 58).

Stavenage 0 – Tottenham 2 (Sigurdsson, Falque)

Tottenham Starting 11: Cudicini (Friedel 46), Walker (Smith 61), Kaboul (Gallas 46), Dawson (Vertonghen 46), Naughton (Bassong 46), Livermore (Carroll 46), Jenas (Huddlestone 61), Bentley (Townsend 46), Lennon (Falque 61), Pienaar (Sigurdsson 46), Kane (Coulibaly 61)

Etoilie carouge 1 – Sounthampton 4 (Sharpe 3, Shaw)

Southampton Starting 11: Davis (Forecast 46); Butterfield (Richardson 46), Fonte (Stephens 46), Hooiveld (Seaborne 46), Fox (Harding 46); Schneiderlin (Hammond 46), Ward-Prowse, Lallana (Chambers 46); Puncheon (Chaplow 67), Guly (Shaw 46); Lambert (Sharp 46).

Leipzig 0 – Fulham 4 (Trotta, Petric, DellaValle)

Fulham, First Half: Stockdale; Riether, Hughes (c), Halliche, Riise; Etuhu, Gecov, Sidwell; Mesca, Trotta, Kacaniklic.

Second Half: Schwarzer; Riether (Brister 70), Baird, Hangeland, Briggs; Davies, Dembele, Diarra, Kacaniklic (Della Valle 70), Petric, Frei

Philidelphia 0 – Aston Villa 1 (Delfouneso)

Villa Starting 11: Guzan, Lowton (Lichaj, 60), Collins (Dunne, 66), Clark (Baker, 66), Warnock (Stephens, 60), El Ahmadi (Herd, 56), Holman (Gardner, 60), Bannan (Delph, 56), Ireland (N’Zogbia 46) Delfouneso (Weimann, 52), Bent (Agbonlahor, 52)

After that massive round up we will try to keep on top of it daily and maybe have a bit of detail! Afterall assists are as valuable as goals!

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