Spurs star Kane in doubt for Man United clash – Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed star Harry Kane is no certainty to face Manchester United on Saturday after missing the EFL Cup midweek.

Liverpool Slump: Stop Comparing Jurgen Klopp With Brendan Rodgers

The Reds are stuck in a rut but a major change in approach is unlikely to get them out of it, meaning the players will have to take responsibility.

'It Would Have Been Easy To Sack Wenger' - Arsenal Owner Kroenke

The Gunners boss signed a fresh two-year deal at the Emirates Stadium at the end of last season amid calls from supporters for him to leave the club.

Koeman: Failure To Sign Giroud Caused Everton Sacking

The inability to sign a high-class forward to replace Romelu Lukaku has been cited by Dutchman for his departure from Goodison Park.

Super Mario Balotelli Is Back To His Best

The 27-year-old's resurgence is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore for Azzurri boss Gian Piero Ventura ahead of next month's World Cup play-off.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Gianluigi Buffon delays international retirement | Paddy Agnew

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Gianluigi Buffon delays international retirement | Paddy Agnew

Veteran keeper set to play for new Italy coach Di Biagio in next month's friendlies

Gianluigi Buffon delays international retirementItaly's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon celebrates after the win against Belgium. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff Picture Supplied by Action ImagesVeteran keeper set to play for new Italy coach Di Biagio in next month's friendlies

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Season’s unpredictability, competitiveness could woo corporates: I-League CEO Sunando Dhar

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Season’s unpredictability, competitiveness could woo corporates: I-League CEO Sunando Dhar
Season’s unpredictability, competitiveness could woo corporates: I-League CEO Sunando Dhar

Monday, February 26, 2018

Rami saddened by Neymar injury

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Rami saddened by Neymar injury
Marseille defender Adil Rami was sorry to see Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar suffer an ankle injury, but is glad his team will not face the Brazilian in the Coupe de France. Neymar came off on a stretcher during PSG's 3-0 Ligue 1 win over rivals Marseille at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. The Brazil international is set to miss at least a week, which would rule him out of Wednesday's clash between the teams in the cup. Rami was saddened by the injury to Neymar, who has scored 28 goals in all competitions this season. "It's always better to play a team that do not have their best player," he said, via L'Equipe. "PSG are a rival, not an enemy. I'm sorry for him. "The misfortune of some makes the happiness of others. I hope we will benefit, even if they have a deep bench." Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani were on the scoresheet for PSG, either side of a Rolando own goal. Rami believes the result – which helped PSG move 14 points clear at the top – was harsh on his team. "I think so. I didn't find this team very aggressive," he said. "They scored on their few opportunities. We were able to do better."

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp eyes £20million swoop for Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook to replace Emre Can

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp eyes £20million swoop for Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook to replace Emre Can

JURGEN KLOPP has targeted England midfielder Lewis Cook in a £20million deal to replace Emre Can.

The Liverpool boss is looking at his option as Can’s contract is expiring and he is set to join Juventus for free.

Lewis Cook BournemouthLiverpool are interested in signing midfielder Lewis Cook from BournemouthGetty Images - Getty Lewis Cook BournemouthLewis Cook was captain on England’s U20 World Cup winning side and got a senior call-up in NovemberTimes Newspapers Ltd

And Bournemouth youngster Cook has been watched by Kop scouts during a season where he earned a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad in November.

Cook, 21, has been a regular for Eddie Howe’s team in their climb away from relegation trouble into mid-table.

Liverpool have tracked his progress since leaving Leeds two seasons ago and continuing his progress on the South Coast.

They have been impressed with him lifting the Under-20 World Cup with England last year in South Korea, the country’s first triumph at a global tournament since 1966.

COOK-ING UP A STORM Lewis Cook is the first England skipper to lift a World Cup trophy since 1966… here is all you need to know about the U20s skipper Emre Can leapt highest to put Liverpool ahead in the 29th minute against West HamEmre Can netted Liverpool’s first against West Ham on Saturday but could be leaving for free in the summerGetty Jurgen Klopp is a fan of Lewis Cook and has been tracking the midfielder during his spell with BournemouthPA:Press Association

All eyes were on whether England’s talent would get games in the Prem but Cook has established himself at the Vitality Stadium after breaking into the team earlier in the campaign.

And now Klopp will look at a summer swoop to fill the massive gap left by Can in central midfield.

Lewis Cook BournemouthLewis Cook has been a regular in Bournemouth’s side in their battle against relegationReuters

The Germany international, 24, had not missed a game in two months before sitting out the Champions League win over Porto through suspension.

But with no breakthrough in talks over a new deal at Anfield, Klopp has needed to look at alternatives for next season.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

FIFA 18: 23 Premier League players have just had their FIFA ratings upgraded

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FIFA 18: 23 Premier League players have just had their FIFA ratings upgraded

The first wave of FIFA 18 players to have their ratings upgraded have been released by EA Sports.

Among the Premier League stars to receive boosts in the FIFA 18 Ratings Refresh include Liverpool hero Mo Salah and Spurs’ striker Harry Kane.

Kane jumps a massive two points from 86 to 88 – with his shooting rising from 87 to 89.

Salah and Kane lead the charge in the first wave of upgraded players

Salah, meanwhile, who was unlucky to not get a spot in the Team of the Year, jumps from 83 to 85 – with shooting boosted from 73 to 77.

Other notable upgrades include City keeper Ederson who climbs from 83 to 84 – and Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard – who both jump one point.

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Earlier in the week, EA Sports confirmed hundreds of players will have their FIFA 18 ratings permanently changed to reflect their real-life form.

The Vancouver-based developer employs a team of data collectors who have been keeping a close eye on some of the world’s biggest stars.

PSG still dream of signing Cristiano Ronaldo in the summerCristiano Ronaldo has been some way off his best this season – with a poll revealing that a majority of Madrid fans want him to leave the clubAP:Associated Press

Of course, any change in rating will affect the player price – ultimately causing instability in the market.

Players who see their ratings slashed will likely fall in price, while those with increased scores will see their values soar.

 

 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Officer dies of cardiac arrest after fan violence in Spain

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Officer dies of cardiac arrest after fan violence in Spain
Officer dies of cardiac arrest after fan violence in Spain

BILBAO, Spain — A Spanish riot police officer died of cardiac arrest after clashes involving Russian soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday between hosts Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow, raising concerns less than four months before the World Cup in Russia. Basque Country authorities in northern Spain said the officer died in […]

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Why Lionel Messi will want to draw Liverpool in Champions League - if Barcelona get past Chelsea

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Why Lionel Messi will want to draw Liverpool in Champions League - if Barcelona get past Chelsea
Why Lionel Messi will want to draw Liverpool in Champions League - if Barcelona get past Chelsea
Barcelona are far from certain of their place in the last eight of the Champions League having drawn 1-1 at Stamford Bridge

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Andreas Christensen appears to blame Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas for Lionel Messi's goal - and fans agree

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Andreas Christensen appears to blame Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas for Lionel Messi's goal - and fans agree
Andreas Christensen appears to blame Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas for Lionel Messi's goal - and fans agree
The 21-year-old's loose pass led to Barcelona's equaliser in the Champions League last-16 clash

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Pep Guardiola congratulates Wigan on victory from 'one shot on target' after Manchester City FA Cup elimination

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Pep Guardiola congratulates Wigan on victory from 'one shot on target' after Manchester City FA Cup elimination
Pep Guardiola congratulates Wigan on victory from 'one shot on target' after Manchester City FA Cup elimination
Guardiola bemoaned his side's luck and believed they did enough to win the game

Monday, February 19, 2018

Germany’s Breinlinger lifts Troutbeck Triathlon African Cup

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Germany’s Breinlinger lifts Troutbeck Triathlon African Cup

GERMANY’S Jonas Breinlinger completed a fairytale maiden visit to Zimbabwe by winning the 2018 edition of the Bonaqua Troutbeck ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup at the Troutbeck Resort here yesterday.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

What channel is Norwich City vs Ipswich Town? Team news, TV info and more ahead of the Championship showdown

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What channel is Norwich City vs Ipswich Town? Team news, TV info and more ahead of the Championship showdown
What channel is Norwich City vs Ipswich Town? Team news, TV info and more ahead of the Championship showdown
Mick McCarthy’s men haven’t won in their rivals’ backyard since February 2006 - and haven't managed a victory in last nine against the Canaries

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Chelsea's Gary Cahill wishes Ryan Mason well after retirement decision

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Chelsea's Gary Cahill wishes Ryan Mason well after retirement decision
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill expressed his well wishes to former Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason, who was forced to <a

Friday, February 16, 2018

Paul Pogba puts Manchester United struggles aside as he heads out for dinner to Wing's Chinese with his family

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Paul Pogba puts Manchester United struggles aside as he heads out for dinner to Wing's Chinese with his family
Paul Pogba puts Manchester United struggles aside as he heads out for dinner to Wing's Chinese with his family
The French midfielder has reportedly grown frustrated with his position in the engine room

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pat McMillan and Tess Arbez impress in their Winter Olympic debuts for Ireland

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Pat McMillan and Tess Arbez impress in their Winter Olympic debuts for Ireland
Pat McMillan and Tess Arbez impress in their Winter Olympic debuts for Ireland
Bad weather may have delayed and frustrated them for several days but when Ireland's alpine skiers Patrick McMillan and Tess Arbez finally got to make their Winter Olympic debuts this morning they did not disappoint.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Nacional fined and fans banned for 'sick' plane crash taunts

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Nacional fined and fans banned for 'sick' plane crash taunts
Nacional fined and fans banned for 'sick' plane crash taunts
Uruguayan club Nacional are fined £57,500 and their fans banned for three games after some taunted Chapecoense over the plane crash that killed 19 players and staff.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Busmen brace for tough Cambodians

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Busmen brace for tough Cambodians

Following a memorable AFC Champions League qualifying run last month, Ceres Negros coach Risto Vidakovic knows his team can’t afford to let up as it braces for a tough title defense of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup Asean zone crown starting on Tuesday.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Inter ends 2-month winless streak by beating 9-man Bologna

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Inter ends 2-month winless streak by beating 9-man Bologna
Inter ends 2-month winless streak by beating 9-man Bologna

MILAN — Inter Milan ended a two-month winless streak in Serie A with a 2-1 win at home to nine-man Bologna on Sunday, thanks to teenager Yann Karamoh.

Former Inter forward Rodrigo Palacio canceled out Eder’s opener but the 19-year-old Karamoh scored a fine solo goal before Bologna defender Ibrahima Mbaye was sent off.

Adam Masina was also shown a straight red in stoppages for a terrible tackle on Inter debutant Lisandro Lopez.

It was Inter’s first league win since Dec. 3 and saw the Nerazzurri move third in the table, a point above Roma, which leapfrogged Lazio after a 5-2 win over bottom side Benevento. Inter, which had been top before its disastrous run, is 14 points behind second-placed Juventus.

“After a period of crisis we had a sort of duty to invert the trend, to continue our path to the Champions League,” Inter coach Luciano Spalletti said. “We had a really great first half of the season but that didn’t mean that we should win all our matches easily.

“Having said that, I have to work better because, if at the beginning we were doing well and now we’re struggling, I should be the first one to be under observation.”

Inter was desperate to get back to winning ways after six draws and two losses and it got off to the perfect start, taking the lead with less than two minutes on the clock.

Karamoh controlled a long ball on the right and picked out Marcelo Brozovic, who pulled it back from the byline for Eder to slot into the bottom left corner.

It was Inter’s fastest goal in Serie A since 2007.

But Palacio, who spent five years at Inter before leaving last August, came back to haunt the Nerazzuri as he leveled in the 25th minute, holding off Joao Miranda and controlling the ball on his chest before lifting it above Samir Handanovic.

Instead of celebrating, Palacio gestured an apology to Inter fans.

Eder had two penalty appeals waved away at the end of the first half, without the video assistant referee being consulted, and Inter wasted a number of golden opportunities and hit the crossbar before retaking the lead in the 63rd.

Karamoh played a one-two with Rafinha and surged forward, beating two opponents before curling into the left side of the net.

Bologna’s hopes of getting back into the match diminished five minutes later when Mbaye was shown a second yellow for a tackle on Rafinha, although it almost leveled late on before Masina was also sent off.

UNDER POWER

Cengiz Under could be the player to reignite Roma’s season.

The Turkey winger scored last weekend as Roma ended a poor run of results with victory over Hellas Verona and he netted twice against Benevento in the second half after providing an assist for Edin Dzeko for Roma’s second.

Benevento had taken a shock lead in the seventh minute through Guilherme before Federico Fazio’s equalizer.

Enrico Brignola added another for Benevento in the 76th before Gregoire Defrel converted a penalty in stoppages after a handball.

BELOTTI SCORES

Italy forward Andrea Belotti ended his goal drought with a stunning effort to help Torino beat Udinese 2-0.

Belotti hadn’t scored in 2018 but he showed why he has a 100 million euro ($122 million) release clause in the 66th minute. The 24-year-old Belotti raced forward from inside his own area, beating two defenders on the way before doubling Torino’s lead with a superb finish into the bottom left corner.

Nicolas Nkoulou had opened the scoring with a 32nd-minute header after Udinese’s Antonin Barak had a goal harshly ruled out on video review for offside.

Torino remained unbeaten in the league this year and leapfrogged Udinese into ninth, five points below a Europa League spot.

OTHER MATCHES

Sampdoria maintained its push for Europe with a comfortable 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Hellas Verona.

It occupies sixth spot and the last Europa League berth, three points ahead of AC Milan.

Verona remained 19th, five points from safety and six below 16th-placed Chievo Verona which saw its crisis deepen as it was beaten 1-0 by Genoa following Diego Laxalt’s stoppage-time winner.

Earlier, struggling sides Sassuolo and Cagliari drew 0-0.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Ex-Manchester United wonderkid Adnan Januzaj claims Louis van Gaal ruined his Old Trafford career

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Ex-Manchester United wonderkid Adnan Januzaj claims Louis van Gaal ruined his Old Trafford career

ADNAN JANUZAJ claims former manager Louis van Gaal ruined his Manchester United career.

The Belgian broke into the first team under David Moyes at the age of 18 and scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Sunderland on his debut.

Adnan Januzaj claims Louis van Gaal killed his career at Manchester UnitedAdnan Januzaj claims Louis van Gaal killed his career at Manchester UnitedAction Images - Reuters Adnan Januzaj scored twice against Sunderland on Manchester United debutAdnan Januzaj scored twice against Sunderland on Manchester United debutAP:Associated Press

However, his career soon took a nosedive and, despite showing flashes of talent, he failed to convince the Scot’s replacement Van Gaal and saw his playing time limited.

Following underwhelming loan spells at Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland, he was sold to Real Sociedad this summer.

Januzaj believes young players need to be given confidence by their manager. He is quote in The Mirror as saying: “I didn’t have any chances, really.

He [Van Gaal] wasn’t giving me the right signals to up my game.

Adnan Januzaj insists David Moyes gave him confidence as a young playerAdnan Januzaj insists David Moyes gave him confidence as a young playerGetty Images Adnan Januzaj left Manchester United to join Real Sociedad in summerAdnan Januzaj left Manchester United to join Real Sociedad in summerEPA

“I was still only a young player. When you have a young ­player, a manager has to give them confidence. Let them play and grow up.

“Obviously, that didn’t happen under Van Gaal, so it was a very difficult season for me. Before that, David Moyes had trusted me from day one.

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“He understood I was a young player, but when Van Gaal arrived, everything changed, my progression stopped.

“For a football player, the most important thing is to have a ­manager who gives you a lot of confidence.

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Then you go on the pitch and give everything for the manager, the team and the fans.

“On the pitch, I never think what people are saying. All that matters is to try and look after the ball and do your best. At the time, that was what I was doing.

“I wanted to show my qualities. But, mentally, it was very tough. As a young player, to take all of this and the criticism, it wasn’t easy at all.”

Still just 23, he insists he has unfinished business in the Premier League.

Adnan Januzaj with Jose Mourinho in summer, before leaving Old TraffordAdnan Januzaj with Jose Mourinho in summer, before leaving Old TraffordPA:Press Association

Januzaj added: “With my quality, I think I could go play in any league I went to. I am happy here, but who knows what the future will hold?

“I don’t decide all this, but, if, one day, I have to be back in the Premier League, then why not?

“For now, I am in La Liga and enjoying football here.

And the most important thing for a footballer is that you have to be happy.”

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Bayern goalkeeper Neuer holidays to aid injury recovery

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Bayern goalkeeper Neuer holidays to aid injury recovery
Manuel Neuer is going on holiday in a bid to boost his recovery from injury, Bayern Munich have confirmed. Foot injuries have plagued Neuer and the Germany international has been restricted to three Bundesliga appearances this season. The last of those was in September, with Neuer targeting a return in time for the World Cup at the end of the season. And Bayern confirmed on Friday that the club captain has been granted a period of leave as he recovers from a fractured metatarsal. "For the first time this season coach Jupp Heynckes faces tough selection decisions this weekend," Bayern said in a statement. "Apart from Manuel Neuer, who is recovering from a broken metatarsal, [coach Jupp] Heynckes has all 19 outfield players and three goalkeepers at his disposal. "The 22 players are preparing for the next home match against Schalke 04, but captain Neuer will instead take a short holiday after consulting the German record champions' medical unit. "The 31-year-old will spend his time in warmer climes until 18 February. Neuer has been assigned individual training plans to continue his rehab on a daily basis." #Heynckes: "Our squad situation is looking very good at the moment. @Manuel_Neuer is our only injury - @Thiago6 has been impressive in training, but won't be available tomorrow. But we're very happy to have such a class player back." #FCBS04 pic.twitter.com/UDQfJtmYvJ — FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 9, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

Let us be realistic

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Let us be realistic

Word that the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) have sent invitation letters for the Warriors to play the Teranga Lions of Senegal and the Pharaohs of Egypt on the Fifa dates […]

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Arsene Wenger admits Tottenham's Harry Kane is best striker in Europe but backs Arsenal's Wembley record

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Arsene Wenger admits Tottenham&apos;s Harry Kane is best striker in Europe but backs Arsenal&apos;s Wembley record
Arsene Wenger admits Tottenham's Harry Kane is best striker in Europe but backs Arsenal's Wembley record
Arsenal have won on each of their last 10 trips to Wembley

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Is this the new England football kit? Nike home strip ‘leaked’ in count down to World Cup 2018

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Is this the new England football kit? Nike home strip ‘leaked’ in count down to World Cup 2018
Is this the new England football kit? Nike home strip ‘leaked’ in count down to World Cup 2018
The Three Lions have not won a major tournament since Bobby Moore memorably led England to glory in 1966

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Birmingham vs Huddersfield: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news for the FA Cup replay

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Birmingham vs Huddersfield: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news for the FA Cup replay

BIRMINGHAM and Huddersfield have been forced into a fourth round FA Cup replay after drawing 1-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium.

In the previous meeting, Stevie Mounie opened the scoring for the Terriers before Lukas Jutkiewicz bagged the equaliser.

David Wagner’s side are 19th in the Premier League tablePA:Press Association

The Blues will enter the clash brimming with confidence after an enthralling 3-1 victory against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

But it’s a different story for the visitors, who travel to St Andrew’s on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United.

What time is kick-off?

THIS game takes place on Tuesday, February 6.

St Andrew’s will host the showdown.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

Which channel is it on and can I live stream it?

THIS match is not being televised.

But you can keep up to date with all of the action on the SunSport live blog.

What is the team news?

Steve Cotterill enters the match with no new injury concerns.

Long-term absentee Carl Jenkinson remains out of action for the Blues with a shoulder injury.

Elias Kachunga is expected to return for Huddersfield next month after suffering with a ligament injury.

Sean Scannel, who injured his groin at the start of January, is unavailable for selection.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles clinch first Super Bowl title in high-scoring thriller

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Philadelphia Eagles clinch first Super Bowl title in high-scoring thriller
Philadelphia Eagles clinch first Super Bowl title in high-scoring thriller
The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl title as they defeated the defending champions the New England Patriots 41-33 in a high-scoring thriller.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

What furious Cristiano Ronaldo said when he was substituted for first time in eight months during Real draw

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What furious Cristiano Ronaldo said when he was substituted for first time in eight months during Real draw
What furious Cristiano Ronaldo said when he was substituted for first time in eight months during Real draw
The Real Madrid star was replaced with 10 minutes remaining of his side's game against Levante

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Hernandez wanted to leave West Ham in January

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Hernandez wanted to leave West Ham in January
Javier Hernandez admits he wanted to leave West Ham in the January transfer window over fears he may not get into Mexico's World Cup squad. A £16million return to the Premier League from Bayer Leverkusen has not gone to plan for Hernandez, who has scored just five goals in 24 appearances in all competitions this term. Hernandez has only started two Premier League games since David Moyes was appointed in November. The striker also saw his game time reduce significantly when the Scot became Manchester United manager in 2013. Though the 29-year-old is his country's record goalscorer, with 49 goals in 99 caps, he has only played in three of their last six games played in official international windows and Hernandez hopes he can convince Moyes to give him the minutes he craves ahead of Russia 2018. "Yes, it was the case that I wanted to go," Hernandez told the Daily Mirror. "Not because I don't like West Ham, but because I need to have minutes on the pitch.   @CH14_ pic.twitter.com/SLhkMwImCM — West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) February 2, 2018 "The World Cup is just around the corner and I want to play. But you can see that, even though my agent says I want to go, I have been doing everything I can in a West Ham shirt to help the team. "Against Bournemouth I scored a goal, I tried to play pretty well in the [FA] Cup [a 2-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic] and, in the last game, against Crystal Palace, I tried to do my best. I am a very professional guy and I want to do that. "Words can come and go. Your acts are going to speak for themselves. "Now that the window is closed I am here and trying to achieve the main goals for the club, which is to be safe from relegation. Then, in the summer, we will see."  

Friday, February 2, 2018

Brian Glanville: Pardew highlighted the problems with VAR, the “Spy in the sky”

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Brian Glanville: Pardew highlighted the problems with VAR, the “Spy in the sky”

West Brom's manager was right to air his concerns about the new system

Referee Craig Pawson consults the VAR system before awarding Liverpool a penalty during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018. (Photo: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)West Brom's manager was right to air his concerns about the new system

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Nick Bidwell’s Notes from Germany: Speedster Bailey lights up the Bundesliga

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Nick Bidwell’s Notes from Germany: Speedster Bailey lights up the Bundesliga

Levekusen's Jamaican winger is in sparkling form

Leon Bailey of Bayer Leverkusen celebrates after he scores a goal against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena on January 20, 2018 in Sinsheim, Germany. (Photo: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)Levekusen's Jamaican winger is in sparkling form