Soccer

Premier League team of the week featuring Bruno Fernandes and Troy Deeney

While there were only eight Premier League fixtures played over the weekend due to the Carabao Cup final, there was still plenty of drama. Liverpool’s unbeaten season came to a calamitous end as Nigel Pearson’s relegation-threatened Watford pulled out a one-in-a-million performance. Wolves’ charge for Champions League qualification is still gaining more momentum as they won 3-2 away at top-four rivals Tottenham. West Ham picked up a priceless victory against

Man Utd insiders worried Ed Woodward decision will backfire - despite good intentions

Manchester United insiders reportedly believe Ed Woodward’s grand transfer plan could backfire. The Red Devils supremo has hired a team of eight to help identify talent through the use of data – but some are worried. Manchester United chief Woodward desperately wants Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to succeed as manager, having sacked David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho throughout his time at Old Trafford so far. And he’s reportedly

Jack Grealish forced to wait on cup dream Man City's Phil Foden outshines Aston Villa ace

Given the odds stacked against Aston Villa there was always a chance Jack Grealish might have found himself upstaged at Wembley on Sunday by the result if nothing else. Yet Villa’s captain was not only outshone by the collective glow of a better team in Manchester City, but by one individual who looked just about the brightest talent on show. It could be pushing it to suggest Phil Foden could

Mendy sings 'Wonderwall' with Gallagher as Man City celebrate Carabao Cup win

Benjamin Mendy was seen singing 'Wonderwall' with Noel Gallagher in the Wembley dressing room on Sunday afternoon. It comes after Manchester City beat Aston Villa 2-1 to win the Carabao Cup. It was the third time the Etihad outfit had won the competition in succession and the second trophy of the season. City beat Liverpool on penalties in this season's Community Shield and they remain in the hunt for the

Gareth Southgate urged to use Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin to solve striker crisis

Gareth Southgate has been told to use Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin for his England squad in the build-up to the Euros. The 22-year-old scored against Manchester United on Sunday in front of the Three Lions boss. Calvert-Lewin grabbed his 13th Premier League goal of the campaign on Sunday. The 22-year-old has been in superb form this season, and has taken to Carlo Ancelotti’s style of play like a moth to

Hits and misses: Ismaila Sarr-inspired Watford beat Liverpool

Rocked Reds have no answers at Vicarage Road Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he had not seen Saturday’s stunning 3-0 loss at Watford coming, but in truth, there have been signs ever since the Premier League leaders returned to action after the mid-season break. The Reds struggled to break down bottom-of-the-table Norwich, before shipping two goals at home to struggling West Ham on Monday, but Saturday night’s capitulation at Vicarage

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren admits 'shame' of losing Invincible record to Watford

Liverpool star Dejan Lovren admitted that he feels ashamed of the club losing their Invincible tag in the Premier League . It comes after a 3-0 defeat to Watford on Saturday at Vicarage Road. Ismaila Sarr was the star of the show, scoring twice and setting up another to boost their hopes of staying in the top tier. As for the Reds, they still remain on course to win the

David Beckham sends defiant Inter Miami message to MLS after ‘proud’ debut loss

David Beckham has spoken at the pride he felt for his Inter Miami team after their MLS debut defeat to LAFC on Sunday night. Miami, competing in the Eastern Conference, have joined the league for the start of the new campaign with owner Becks calling the shots from board level. And his men put in an encouraging display at the Banc of California Stadium against opposition that are expected to

Mikel Arteta makes honest Arsenal transfer admission on Champions League failure

Mikel Arteta has admitted it is a "no-brainer" that Arsenal will struggle to attract top players if they fail to qualify for the Champions League for a fourth successive season. Last week the club reported losses of £27million for the year ending May 2019, the first time they have been in the red since 2002. And they face the possibility of no European football at all next year and the