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Month: February 2014

How to Win a Penalty Shootout

It is World Cup year and going out on penalties is a realistic proposition for England. Maybe if they read our guide they might not fall at that hurdle this time…

With the World Cup coming up, it’s a racing certainty that a couple of teams will be taking the sad, long flight home having been knocked out on penalties.
It’s the worst way to go out.

There’s a lot more to it than you might think. Here are a few fascinating shootout stats, provided by Betfair.


Ahead of the crunch match with Arsenal, under pressure manager David Moyes has stated that he will not change from his philosophy. The manager has come under intense pressure after his side dropped yet more points in the league.

The 2-2 draw with Fulham means that United must win against Arsenal in order to have any hope of finishing in the top four. They already trail Liverpool, who occupy the final spot, by nine points, which is in itself a huge advantage to reduce in the remaining 13 matches of the season.