Arsenal player ratings vs Portsmouth: Torreira injury shades FA Cup win as Nelson shines

Arsenal booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup as they avoided another cup upset on Monday night, beating Portsmouth at Fratton Park – although they lost Lucas Torreira to a worrying-looking injury in the first half. The Gunners dominated in the first half with 70 per cent possession but had little joy for much of the opening 45 minutes, their evening blighted by Torreira having to be carried

Man Utd outline two things they want from summer transfer as they line up Jack Grealish

Manchester United want their summer signings to be humble off the pitch as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to keep mending the harmony of the squad. However, the Norwegian also demands his players have a different side to them when they step onto the pitch. According to the MEN Solskjaer is looking for a player who shows arrogance when he pulls on a United shirt. He does not want anybody who

Nations League draw IN FULL: England draw Belgium, fixtures and groups revealed

NATIONS LEAGUE DRAW – IN FULL! England will take on Belgium, Denmark and Iceland in the UEFA Nations League. The Three Lions faced Roberto Martinez’s Belgium side twice at the 2018 World Cup, once at the end of the group phase and again in the third-place play-off, losing on both occasions. They are due to face the Danes in a friendly later this month – coronavirus permitting – while they

Manchester City confirm clash with Arsenal will take place on March 11

Manchester City win fixture fight with UEFA and confirm Premier League clash with Arsenal will take place on Wednesday, March 11 Manchester City and Arsenal have had request to play on March 11 granted It was scheduled for last Sunday but Manchester City were in Carabao Cup final  Pep Guardiola’s men face a congested couple of months with fixture pile-up Manchester City’s Premier League clash against Arsenal will go ahead

FA Cup round-up: Newcastle and Sheffield United advance after dramatic finishes

Premier League sides Newcastle and Sheffield United advanced to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Tuesday evening, but not in entirely straightforward fashion. Newcastle seemed set for a relatively comfortable and confidence-boosting victory over Championship leaders West Brom, but saw their 3-0 lead reduced by Slaven Bilic’s team as the second half neared its conclusion. Miguel Almiron’s double – his second strike coming with practically the final kick of the

Newcastle appear just as oblivious to the danger of relegation as 2015

Newcastle appear just as oblivious to the danger of relegation as 2015… the club reeks of having not learnt any lessons from their previous failures Sportsmail wrote that Newcastle were sleepwalking towards relegation in 2015  No-one inside the club was awake to the threat, including boss Steve McClaren  Four years have passed but Newcastle appear just as oblivious to demotion  The club are in real trouble because teams who don’t

Gareth Southgate claims Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford’s ‘dedication’ can see them make Euro 2020

Gareth Southgate believes Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford’s dedication will allow them to win their Euro 2020 fitness race for England. Three Lions boss Southgate suffered a double injury blow at the start of the year, as first Tottenham striker Kane ruptured his hamstring tendon on New Year’s Day before Manchester United forward Rashford suffered a stress fracture later in January. Both will be cutting it fine in terms of

PETE JENSON: Gareth Bale is nearing a year without a goal at Bernabeu

PETE JENSON: This is supposed to be the season Gareth Bale becomes important to Real Madrid again… but he missed the Clasico celebrations, has no Bernabeu goals in a year and his time in Spain is fizzling out Gareth Bale is nearing one year without a goal for Real Madrid at the Bernabeu Zinedine Zidane didn’t play him in El Clasico and Bale continues to be cast aside Bale came

Chelsea vs Liverpool result: Ross Barkley's sensational solo goal knocks Reds out of FA Cup

Chelsea into the quarters, Liverpool with their form – and maybe ambitions – quartered. That is undeniably the main impact of this entertaining 2-0 home win, beyond the FA Cup draw. A previously relentless and almost invincible Liverpool have now lost three of their last four games, and had the four major trophies cut down to two. It could be one next week, if this form continues into the Champions

Chelsea vs Liverpool result: Frank Lampard’s side end visitors’ FA Cup hopes – five things we learned

Chelsea eliminated Liverpool from the FA Cup on Tuesday night, getting the better of the visitors in a chaotic clash at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Willian – assisted by an ugly Adrian error – and Ross Barkley, who finished after a superb solo run. The result marked a third defeat in four games for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of a Champions League last-16