Moon Of Liberty Socceround – 2nd Jan 2017





Liverpool pay the penalty – Sunderland 2-2 Liverpool

Liverpool’s title hopes took a blow as two penalties cost them two points at Sunderland. Jermain Defoe dispatched both awards to equalise goals from Daniel Sturridge and Sadio Mane. Liverpool remain second but could go eight points behind if Chelsea beat Tottenham later in the week.

Full Report (BBC Sport)


Stalemate by the river – Middlesbrough 0-0 Leicester City

Leicester City gained what in the big picture will be an important point in a dreary 0-0 draw at Middlesbrough in the early game. The home side felt aggrieved to be denied a penalty in an incident involving Robert Huth, in a game short of chances. It is now two clean sheet in a row for Leicester, something to build on moving forward.

Full Report (BBC Sport)


Toffeemen ease past the Saints – Everton 3-0 Southampton

Everton showed they were ready to push for the top six after a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Southampton. After a tight first half, Enner Valencia, a Leighton Baines penalty and a last minute strike from Romelu Lukaku sealed the three points in an excellent second half display.Southampton have now lost three in a row, while Everton will hope this sparks even better things to come.

Full Report (BBC Sport)




Derby’s unbeaten run comes to a crashing end – Norwich City 3-0 Derby County

Derby County were well beaten at Norwich thanks to a hat trick from former Nottingham Forest striker Nelson Oliviera. Norwich could have had more and Derby’s misery was complete late on when Jacob Butterfield was sent off.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Forest Lose

Barnsley heap on more misery for Forest – Nottingham Forest 0-1 Barnsley

Nottingham Forest went down to a fourth defeat in a row at the City Ground thanks to Barnsley’s late winner. A long range strike from Conner Hourihane with just two minutes to go leave Forest two points off the drop zone. Barnsley were the better side and while it looked for a while that Forest may weather their opponents dominance for a point, the visiors in he end deserved the points.

Full Report (BBC Sport)


Improved Stags take the points at Blackpool – Blackpool 0-1 Mansfield Town

Mansfield Town dealt Blackpool a blow in their play off hunt, and may just have put themselves back in the race themselves with an impressive win at Bloomfield Road. Matt Green took advantage of some poor defending to get the first half winner which may just kick start their season. Blackpool are four points off the play off places after their defeat.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Hapless Magpies thrashed by the Cam – Cambridge United 4-0 Notts County

Notts County are now two points off relegation after being thrashed 4-0 at Cambridge. Luke Berry scored twice as Notts went down to their ninth straight defeat and they are now looking down the barrel. Notts has two shots on target but barely created anything of note and there are few positives to take from today’s game. The win boosts Cambridge’s play off hopes, and their goal difference.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Spirited display not enough for rock bottom Newport – Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Newport County

Bottom of the table Newport County took a shock lead on the hour at promotion chasing Wycombe but it was not enough. Mark Randall was the scorer for Newport who showed good spirit but Wycombe’s quality told in the end. Goals from Sam Wood and Paris Cowan-Hall gave the home side the points, Newport are five points adrift at the bottom and may well be heading for the National League next season if sommthing does not turn around soon.

Full Report (BBC Sport)





Premier League

Sunderland (1) 2 (Defoe 2)Liverpool (1) 2 (Sturridge, Mane) At The Stadium Of Light, Sunderland

Everton (0) 3 (Valencia, Baines, Lukaku)Southampton (0) 0At Goodison Park, Liverpool

Middlesbrough (0) 0Leicester City (0) 0At The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough


Nottingham Forest (0) 0Barnsley (0) 1 (Hourihane)At The City Ground, West Bridgeford

Norwich City (1) 3 (Oliveira 3)Derby County (0) 0At Carrow Road, Norwich

League 2

Blackpool (0) 0  – Mansfield Town (1) 1 (Green)At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

Cambridge United (1) 4 (Berry 2, Ikpeazu, Mingoia)Notts County (0) 0At The Abbey Stadium, Cambridge

Wycombe Wanderers (0) 2 (Wood, Cowan-Hall)Newport County(0) 1 (Randall)At Adams Park, High Wycombe

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANEnner Valencia (Everton)



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