Adzman here with another with whip around of the recent friendlies that have been played. We should be starting to see some patterns forming now, for form, and for players used. You taking notes?
Malaysia XI 1 Man City 3 (Aguero, Tevez, Johnson)
Man City Starting 11: Pantilimon (Johansen 75); Savic, K Toure (Boyata 76), Zabaleta; A Johnson, Razak, Y Toure (Scapuzzi 58), Suarez (Evans 64) , Kolarov; Tevez (Mancini 76), Aguero (Lopes 70)
Aguero in EVERYTHING, a hand in all three goals. For a detailed report check the comments of the Man City team preview.
Kitchee 2 Arsenal 2 (Walcott, Eisfield)
Arsenal Starting 11: Szczesny; Eastmond (Jenkinson 46), Djourou (Bartley 69), Miquel (Yennaris 69) Gibbs (Afobe 46); Diaby (Aneke 46), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arteta 69), Coquelin (Song 68); Walcott (Eisfeld 70) Chamakh (Gervinho 46) Miyaichi (Santos 46)
Youthful side picked, Gibbs at full back again ahead of Santos, Walcott a constant menace all game.
Energie Cottbus 2 West Ham 2 (Kazim-Richards, Baldock)
West Ham Starting 11: Henderson (Jaaskelainen 46); O’Brien (Lamey 46), Reid (Spence 46), Potts, McCartney (Mohsni 46); Noble, O’Neil (Moncur 46), Taylor (Hall 74); Maynard (Kazim-Richards 74), Maiga (Baldock 46), Vaz Te (Turgott 46)
Baldock scored for the fourth time this preseason, under the radar or a championship specialist?
Wycombe 0 Fulham 3 (Petric, Ruiz, Sidwell)
Fulham Starting 11: Schwarzer; Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise; Diarra, Dembele (Trotta 77), Ruiz; Na Bangna, Petric (Frei 59), Kacaniklic (Sidwell 59)
Petric scores again… getting hard to ignore!
Southampton 0 Ajax 1
Southampton Starting 11: Davis (Gazzaniga 70); Clyne (Richardson 46), Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox (Shaw 70); Schneiderlin (Hammond 79), Ward-Prowse (Chaplow 79), Lallana (Puncheon 79); Guly (Chambers 84), Rodriguez (De Ridder 84), Lambert (Sharp 70)
Clyne again played, this time at full back and made a good hash of it, his versatility will make him a 4.0 bargain!
Peterborough 0 Norwich 2 (Vaughan, Morison)
Norwich Starting 11: Rudd; R. Martin (R. Bennett 46), Ayala (Ward 72), Barnett, Lappin (Tierney 72); Crofts (Johnson 72), Hoolahan (Howson 72), Surman (Pilkington 72); C. Martin (Vaughan 72), Morison (Holt 72), Jackson (E. Bennett 72),
Vaughan now scored 3 in 3, monitor.
Barnsley 0 West Brom 0
West Brom Starting 11: Foster; Jara, Tamas, Olsson (c), Jones; Hurst (Roofe 85), Morrison, Dorrans, Thomas (Allan 78); Gera (El Ghanassy 46); Long (Berahino 78).
Have only scored once in 3 games… look for defensive options only!
TSG Hoffenheim 1 Wigan 1 (Boselli)
First half: Pollitt; Alcaraz, Caldwell, Golobart; Stam, Jones, McCarthy, Beausejour, Watson, Crusat; Boselli, (Sammon 24)
Second Half: Pollitt, Lopez, Mustoe, Redmond; Boyce, Fyvie, Dicko, Gomez; Maloney, Moses; Di Santo
3 goals in 3 games for Boselli… will you get sucked in again?
FC Braga 1 Newcastle 2 (Ba, Taylor)
Newcastle Starting 11: Harper; Simpson, Coloccini (c), Tavernier, R Taylor; Sammy Ameobi (Obertan 88), Tiote (Cabaye 72), Gutierrez, Marveaux; Cisse, Ba (Vuckic 86
R Taylor again from a free kick.. Ba scored as part of a front 2… looks like there is life in him yet! And he took a penalty while Cisse was on the park.
That’s about all for now, stay tuned for more friendlies as they come!