England Premier League — 22 September 2012

Some of the Premier League big guns face each other on Sunday. In the early kick-off Liverpool faces arch-rivals Manchester United at Anfield.

Liverpool has failed to find a victory in their first four Premier League encounters.

Although a youthful Liverpool side gained a 5-3 Europa League victory against Swiss side Young Boys of Bern on Thursday night.

Manchester United has started to grind out results and are currently second in the Premier League. United are without England internationals Wayne Rooney ad Ashley Young for the short trip.

In another big clash champions Manchester City host Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium. The champions are currently fourth in the top flight and will be hoping to pick up another three points against Arsene Wenger’s visitors.

Arsenal has hit a decent run of form, after drawing their first two league games of the season 0-0. The Gunners are now third in the fledgling Premier League table and look like they could mount a realistic title challenge this season.

The promotion of Steve Bould to assistant manager has led to the side from North London keeping three clean sheets in their four league games so far this season. That defensive record will be put to the test by Roberto Mancini’s side.

Tottenham will be looking to build on their first Premier League victory of the season at Reading last time out with another victory, as Spurs host QPR at White Hart Lane. Tottenham drew with Italian side Lazio on Thursday night.

The visitors have collected just two points from four Premier League games so far this season. A summer of upheaval at Loftus Road has seen 12 new players arrive at the club. Hoops boss Mark Hughes will be encouraged by his sides 0-0 draw with local rivals Chelsea in their last Premier League outing.

Who will be the big winners on Sunday?

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  1. RVP are you being serious?? A blip in leauge form and a poor finish for one season doesn’t detract from the fact that taking into consideration a number of factors, such as financial, stadium, team development etc.. And yet we have had three seasons, with a huge debt from our stadium, a transition between teams with our top goalscorer -ever- leaving and youth coming through, whilst stil finishing in the top four and this year finishing -only- four point behind manchester united. We finished almost 20 points behind them last year and yet the year after we lost Henry we actually have improved. Lets put this all into perspective here, because i see all the quotes from Tottenham fans about how arsenal fans never add anything constructive, but all we get from Tottenham fans is blind ignorance. Every year you tell us we are going to drop out of the top four and you will overtake us, it is yet to happen. In fact the -only- thing you have to brag about is the fact you beat us 5-1, your first win over us in almost a decade, so please be realistic. The reason we as arsenal fans don’t give you any respect is because you continually argue a losing case. If you just accepted the fact that Tottenham have not been a football superpower, as most fans like to believe, perhaps we -would- give you some respect. In Wenger’s reign we have won titles, three premierships, Fa cups, and have managed to get to a Champions leauge final. You have won the Carling Cup. If you compare Wengers first ten years to Fergersons, they are almost identical in silverware, so please, quit with the bravado. Arsenal have won nothing for three years, and yes, we did crumple at the wrong moments, but as a team, Tottenham still have a lot to do in order to break into the top four and actually regularly challenge for top honours. Thats not to say they can’t do it, but just please have some perspective in the whole situation. For the last ten years, you have not been our rivals, because we have been in a different leauge, Manchester United and Chelsea have been our rivals.

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