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So, let's work this out logically: 1 FA Community Shield match 3 Premier League matches (2 round-robin + if there is a tie for championship, relegation, or qualification to other competitions, additional play-off match is played. See this question) 2 League Cup matches (semi-final with 2 legs) 2 FA Cup matches (1 tie + replay) 2 Champions League / Europa ...


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1) According to the Premier League Handbook, the two teams are tied if the positions are irrelevant (i.e. no relegation or cup qualification is affected): C.7: Subject to Rule C.17, if any two or more Clubs have scored the same number of points, have the same goal difference and have scored the same number of goals in League Matches in that Season; they ...


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You can use the BBC list of match reports for this. Arsenal v. Sunderland was one such example. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19221271


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The referee will not require two players from the same team to leave the field if they collide and they need immediate attention (ie. are seriously injured). p. 73 - 74 of the 2013/14 FIFA Laws of the Game (abridged for clarity): The referee must adhere to the following procedure when dealing with injured players: ... play is allowed to ...


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If two or more teams end up with same points in points table, then team having more Goal Difference i.e., Goals Scored minus Goals Against, wins the title. if Goal Differences are also same for those teams, then team having more Goals Scored would win the title. And if Goals Scored are also same for those teams, then all those teams on top having same ...


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Longest additional time: 12 minutes 58 seconds (Arsenal v. West Ham United, 23 January 2013) Here is the match report for the game from the Guardian. The time added on was due to an injury to the West Ham player Potts. The visitors' bleak evening was compounded when the substitute Danny Potts was carried off wearing a neck brace after almost 10 minutes ...


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I know that my answer is rather late and I like Orangecrush's answer as well. However, I don't think all of the factors of their descent in power has been in their control. To complete the suggestions of Orangecrush's answer, one has to go back a couple of years: Start & End of the Rafa Benitez Era Rafa Benitez took over control of LFC at the end of the ...


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Every professional top division football team in Europe usually has a squad of around 30-35 players including reserves. The quality of most of the reserve players are almost equal to that of the starting 11 and the substitutes. The reserve players not only replace the starting 11 and substitutes when they are injured but also when they are out of form or ...


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Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26, day after Christmas, as a national holiday in Great Britain. For general knowledge, Boxing Day gets its name from an old custom where the rich gave boxes of gifts to poor. Having league games on Boxing Day is a long tradition in England, although as you said there are a lot of players (especially foreigners) who ...


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It's very hard to pick the quickest player in the EPL. It also depends if you measure the run without the ball or with the ball. To sum up the answer, Theo Walcott is probably the fastest but it's inconclusive. Measurements are being done all the time by several organizations. In the last measurement done by FIFA, Antonio Valencia was chosen fastest ...


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In addition to the very accurate answer by @Max I would like to note a couple of thoughts on why a player might want to choose to be a reserve player in a top team or a starter in a smaller club, given those two options: First of all as Max also pointed out, there is usually some squad rotation in most top tier clubs. This is mainly due to competing in ...


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Because the rules say that they can: Clubs are only allowed to field three outfield players over the age of 21, plus the goalkeeper is also permitted to be over 21.


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1I remember reading this in the past. Basically scroll down to the 3rd to last graph and the author is claiming that no team has won the EPL from below 3rd the year before. It also looks like Chelsea set a new record for futility in that they fell the furthest of any EPL champ Edit: Here is the graph I was talking about:


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Since 2011, teams have been allowed to field any combination of their 25 man "match day" squad without fear of reprisals from the Premier League. Previously to that, teams were fined (relatively) small amounts for infringements, for example Blackpool in 2010 or a suspended fine for Wolves in 2009. Teams can in theory still be punished if they field weakened ...


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It could be a lot of factors. The players that Liverpool have bought in the recent past (apart from Suarez) haven't exactly clicked for them. They have been very unlucky (especially this season) with some refereeing decisions, which if it had gone their way, they could be in the top 7. Top players missing out because of injury/suspension. Tactics, ...


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English Premier League (henceforth EPL) starts in the month of August (after the FA Community Shield). Quoting from Wikipedia, During the course of a season (from August to May) each club plays the others twice (a double round-robin system), once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 38 games. EPL's fixtures are ...


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There have been 7 El Clásicos played between Real Madrid and Barcelona during the 2010/11 season in 4 different tournaments: 2010/11 La Liga: 29.Nov.2010 BAR 5 - 0 RMA 16.Apr.2011 RMA 1 - 1 BAR 2010/11 Copa del Rey Final 20.Apr.2011 RMA 1 - 0 BAR 2010/11 UEFA Champions League Semi-Final: 27.Apr.2011 RMA 0 - 2 BAR 03.May.2011 BAR 1 - 1 RMA 2011 ...


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No more than five clubs can enter the UEFA Champions League from one national association. Regarding the top three associations (currently Spain, Germany and England): if two clubs from one of these countries win the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, and neither finish their domestic league in a position that qualifies them for the UEFA ...


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This will change dramatically based on the tactic employed by the manager, and the position a player plays in but typically midfielders run the most and cover about 10-11 km over 90 mins. Beyond 11 km is not unheard of but is considered to be a "hard-worker", especially 12+ km. Those players would typically be central midfielders with defensive focus, ...


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This is Steven Gerrard of Liverpool (current Captain of the English national team and Liverpool) celebrating after the second goal of a game vs. Manchester United played on March 16, 2014 (the final score of that games was 3-0 for Liverpool). Gerrard scored on a penalty kick and the GIF above is the celebration after that goal.


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According to the Barclays Premier League FAQ The Fixture List is usually announced in mid-June, approximately two months prior to the start of the new season. As for the Football League (Championship, League 1, League 2) their website has already announced the fixture release date as Thursday 18th June for the 2015/16 season.


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The referees for the Premier League, Football League and FA competitions are appointed by the Professional Game Match Officials Limited. When referees make frequent and/or glaring errors in matches, the PGMOL reprimands them in the form of demotion to a lower tier of the Football League. In the 2009-10 season, referee Mike Jones was demoted to the ...


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According to rule L.21 of the current Premier League Handbook: At least 75 minutes before the time fixed for the kick-off of a League Match, a representative of each participating Club shall submit a team sheet by such method as approved by the Board containing the following particulars: the shirt numbers and names of its Players (including ...


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International match: Australia hold the record for the most goals in an international match for a victory over American Samoa (11th April 2001) in Oceanian 2002 World Cup qualifiers. Australia 31 vs Samoa 0 with combined total of 31. Sources: goalprofits, youtube, CBC SPORTS, Wikipedia World Cup Match: Austria v Switzerland (1954) combined goal scored 12 ...


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According to Wikipedia, it is: Most points in a season without winning the league: 97, Liverpool (2018–19) It's not surprising since the record for most points is 100, only three higher (by Manchester City, the previous season).


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One contributing factor to this theory is that referees in the English Premier League, and generally in British football, are more lenient than their counterparts in the rest of Europe. Article on red cards in EPL and Article on leniency in EPL. This, along with the idea that English Premier League teams are less tactical and rely on more power and pace, can ...


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The Premier League rulebook states: If at the end of the Season, either the League Champions or the Clubs to be relegated or the question of qualification for other competitions cannot be determined because 2 or more Clubs are equal on points, goal difference and goals scored, the Clubs concerned shall play off one or more deciding League Matches on ...


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Jermain Defoe has scored the most Premier League goals with 20 off the bench. This is followed by Kanu and Solksjaer with 17 each. -Source.


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This situation is described in Premier League Handbook 2016/17; Premier League Rules - Clubs: Operations - Section L: Fixtures - Kick-Off: L.29. Each Club participating in a League Match shall adhere to the kick-off time and the Home Club shall report any delay to the Board together with any explanation therefor. L.30. Any Club which without good ...


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