Premier League Roundup: Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City all win

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Did you miss any of the action on Saturday, never fear, PST is here…

We are, honest.

Anyway, here are recaps, scores and videos from all six Premier League games that took place on Saturday. Enjoy reliving the best moments from Saturday below.

Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle United – Recap

Two first half goals from Loic Remy stole the show in the Welsh Capital, as Newcastle won on the road for just the fourth time in 24 PL away games. However Peter Odemwingie’s second half strike halved the deficit, but the Magpies held on for a crucial win.

Hull City 0-0 Aston Villa – Recap

Stalemate at the KC Stadium, but how Aston Villa weren’t ahead at the break is a mystery. They dominated possession and shots, but just couldn’t break Hull down. The Tigers are unbeaten at home this season, winning two and drawing two and they proved what a fortress it has become with an improved second half display.

Fulham 1-0 Stoke City – Recap

The Cottagers grabbed their first win in six, much to the delight of under-fire manager Martin Jol and Fulham’s fans. It was a nervy affair in West London, with both sides starting slowly, and as the game went on Fulham were off the pace. Stoke dominated large spells of the second half, but substitute Darren Bent score the winner later on to send Craven Cottage wild.

Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace – Recap

Luis Suarez and Danny Sturridge each scored again, while Steven Gerrard added a third for Liverpool. Dwight Gayle’s goal for struggling Crystal Palace could only be described as a “consolation.”

Manchester City 3-1 Everton – Recap

In the days early game, Man City were snapped into life following Romelu Lukaku’s terrific early goal for Everton. The Citizens equalized through Alvaro Negredo, then Sergio Aguero put them ahead before the break. After the interval the Toffees battled back, but City wrapped up the win following a controversial penalty call that saw Aguero’s PK hit Tim Howard after hitting the post, and an own-goal was called on the USMNT ‘keeper.

Sunderland 1-2 Manchester United – Recap

The Red Devils made life difficult for themselves, but David Moyes’ men got the job done away at Sunderland, just. Craig Gardner struck early to put the Black Cats ahead and set up a possible upset… but enter 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj. The United youngster socred twice on his full debut in quick succession, to become the new hero at Old Trafford.

Japan upsets ten-man Colombia in Group H opener

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On paper, the 61st-ranked team in the world beating the 16th-ranked team in the world is a massive upset. But considering the circumstances within the game, perhaps this wasn’t an upset after all.

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Two set pieces were the difference as Japan defeated ten-man Colombia, 2-1 on Tuesday morning in Saransk. Colombia played with ten men for nearly the entire match, after Carlos Sanchez was sent off for a handball in the box and a denial of a goal scoring opportunity.

The game took a massive turn in the third minute, as Colombia centerback Davinson Sanchez failed to control a pass and Yuya Osako found himself free on goal. His shot was parried away by Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina but Kagawa’s rebound shot was clearly blocked by Sanchez’s right arm. The referee, Damir Skomina immediately pointed to the penalty spot and went to the back pocket, sending Sanchez to the showers.

Kagawa stepped up and cooly sent Ospina the wrong way to put Japan on top.

Late in the first half, after both teams had chances on target, Colombia came back and evened the scoreline.

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Juan Fernando Quintero, starting in place of the recovering James Rodriguez, smartly took a free kick and fired it low, under the wall as it jumped. Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima reacted late and although he arrived as the ball was crossing the line, he couldn’t keep it from going over, tying the game in the 39th minute.

Ultimately, despite its efforts, Colombia began to tire and on a corner kick, the Blue Samurai took back the lead and control of their destiny in Group H. A corner kick from Keisuke Honda was re-directed past Ospina by Osako, who jumped well over Santiago Arias, to give Japan a 2-1 lead in the 75th minute.

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Rodriguez was introduced in the 57th minute but try as he did, Colombia was unable to find the final pass in the box, and Japan held on for the unexpected victory.

With the win, Japan top Group H ahead of a meeting with Senegal, while Colombia will have to regroup to face Poland.

In a World Cup full of unexpected results, Tuesday brought yet another memorable win for an underdog.

New Zealand women footballers rebel against national coach

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Wellington, New Zealand (AP) Only weeks after New Zealand Football made headlines by signing a revolutionary equal pay deal with its female players, the organization is facing a mutiny by members of its women’s team against the national coach.

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New Zealand Football confirmed on Tuesday it had received a letter signed by a number of New Zealand players complaining about the methods and tactics employed by Austria-born coach Andreas Heraf.

The complaints follow the New Zealand team’s recent 3-1 loss at home to Japan. Heraf angered his players, and fans of the Football Ferns national team, by taking an entirely defensive game plan into the rare home international.

Heraf then further angered his players with comments defending his approach.

He said there was “a big difference in quality” between the New Zealand and Japanese players and that New Zealand “will never have that quality” to compete with top teams like Japan. He said the scoreline might have been 8-0 if New Zealand had not adopted a defensive approach.

One of New Zealand’s leading players, United States-based Abby Erceg, retired after playing 132 matches for New Zealand, citing Heraf’s approach in previous international matches.

She later told New Zealand media: “I couldn’t stand to wear that (national symbol) on my chest any more when his vision was to cower in a corner and not get beat by too much.”

New Zealand Football defended Heraf against the media and public criticism but admitted his comments were “strange” and “wrong” and did not accurately reflect his views. Heraf later apologized and said he had not expressed himself clearly.

But efforts to dampen the controversy have failed. New Zealand Football said in a statement it had “received a letter from the NZ Professional Footballers Association (NZPFA) last night with a number of complaints from the players of the Football Ferns.”

The mutiny comes only weeks after New Zealand gained international headlines for a deal which gives female pay parity with their male counterparts.

New Zealand Football signed the deal which provided female players with equal match payments, travel arrangements and prize money.

At the time, New Zealand women’s captain Ali Riley said the deal meant New Zealand would “be able to compete against the top teams, to be able to do well at a World Cup and the Olympics – this is what we needed.”

VIDEO: Colombia sees red, Japan takes early lead

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The first red card of the World Cup came just moments after fans took their seats in Saransk.

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After David Ospina blocked a breakaway opportunity from Yuya Osako in the third minute of the match, Japan star and former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa fired the rebound on goal. But his shot was blocked by the arm of Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez, which earned him a straight red card from referee Damir Skomina and an early trip to the locker room.

Kagawa then stepped up to the spot and calmly sent Ospina the wrong way to give Japan the shock early lead.

Colombia will play the rest of the match with ten men and no James Rodriguez, who was named to the bench for this match as he recovers from a reported calf injury.

Rodriguez out of Colombia starting XI

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Taking a page out of Egypt’s book, Colombia will be without its talismanic playmaker for its first match, Tuesday morning against Japan.

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Juan Fernando Quintero replaced James Rodriguez in Colombia’s starting Xi to take on Japan in Saransk as Colombia coach Jose Pekerman clearly hopes a few extra days of recovery for the injured Rodriguez will help him return to 100 percent fitness. Rodriguez is battling a reported calf injury.

Rodriguez scored six goals and had two assists in five games at the last World Cup in Brazil, helping guide Los Cafeteros to their first World Cup quarterfinals appearance.