Tuesday, January 26

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Maguire hits back at Man Utd leadership critics as Red Devils captain hails ‘best group’
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Maguire hits back at Man Utd leadership critics as Red Devils captain hails ‘best group’

The England international is delighted to have taken the armband at Old Trafford, with the commanding centre-half now living the dream Harry Maguire has hit back at critics of Manchester United “leadership”, with the Red Devils captain claiming to be working with the “best group” he has ever seen. Questions were asked of the Red Devils when they stumbled out of the blocks in 2020-21. Maguire was enduring a tough time at that stage, for club and country, with it suggested that the England international might not be the right man to fill an armband at Old Trafford.  
‘When the Inter Miami job came up, I couldn’t turn it down’ – Neville explains reasons for leaving England & Team GB roles
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‘When the Inter Miami job came up, I couldn’t turn it down’ – Neville explains reasons for leaving England & Team GB roles

The former Manchester United defender told the Football Association that he couldn't turn down the chance to work for David Beckham's MLS club Phil Neville told the Football Association (FA) that the chance to work as Inter Miami's manager was "too big an opportunity to turn down". The former Manchester United defender left his role as head coach of England's women's national team on Monday to join the MLS club, after just less than three years in charge. Neville was set to take charge of Great Britain's women's football team at this summer's Olympics in Tokyo too, a role he had expressed his desire for for many months.  
Can Thiago’s return to Liverpool’s midfield reignite the front three?
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Can Thiago’s return to Liverpool’s midfield reignite the front three?

If there’s been any positive surrounding Liverpool’s recent Premier League form, it’s been the return of Thiago Alcantara to first-team action. The Spanish international was heralded as the missing piece of the jigsaw for Jurgen Klopp’s side when he signed from Bayern Munich in the summer – a player with ability to unlock stubborn defences, and give Liverpool more of an edge when taking on teams that defend deep. In his early performances for the Reds, you could already see the difference Thiago could make, but an injury suffered in the Merseyside Derby as a result of a horror challenge from Everton’s Richarlison left Thiago out of action for almost three months, and it’s only recently that he has regained full fitness and made his presence felt in Liverpool’s starting eleven once m...
Cheeky Monkeys Having Sex On Car Bonnet In England
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Cheeky Monkeys Having Sex On Car Bonnet In England

Chloe and Alex Pope were left in hysterics after two monkeys started having sex on their car at Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire as their confused kids watched on. Three children to Longleat Safari Park last week for a fun-filled day The family made it around the park without a scratch but left in hysterics after they caught two monkeys bonking on their car. Chloe said she managed to capture the split-second "hilarious" moment in a Facebook post and said the couple can’t "stop laughing" at the image. In the picture, both monkeys can be seen standing on the family’s car window having sex. One animal looks to be concentrating pretty hard on the deed, while the other is staring straight into the car and looking Alex in the eye. Alex, who works in I.T. is pointing at the animal wh...
‘Maguire doesn’t inspire like Keane or Robson’ – Man Utd captain is too quiet & lacks aggression, says Kanchelskis
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‘Maguire doesn’t inspire like Keane or Robson’ – Man Utd captain is too quiet & lacks aggression, says Kanchelskis

A former Old Trafford favourite has questioned whether the England international is the right man to lead Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side Harry Maguire doesn't inspire those around him like Roy Keane or Bryan Robson, according to Andrei Kanchelskis, who says the Manchester United captain is too quiet and lacks aggression. More than a few eyebrows were raised when United forked out a world-record fee of £80 million ($107m) to sign Maguire from Leicester City in the summer of 2019. The England international had shone during his time at the King Power Stadium, winning a regular spot in England's national team in the process, but had yet to experience club football at the highest level when he arrived at Old Trafford.
Referee Who Missed Maradona’s Hand Of God Goal Says It Was An Honor
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Referee Who Missed Maradona’s Hand Of God Goal Says It Was An Honor

The Tunisian referee from England's infamous defeat by Argentina at the 1986 World Cup says he is "proud and honoured" to have helped Diego Maradona score the " goal of the century". Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60, beat several England players on a mazy dribble from just inside his own half before scoring to put Argentina 2-0 up, four minutes after scoring the controversial goal he famously credited to the "Hand of God". Referee Ali Bin Nasser, now 76, also said he had no option but to award the first goal and recalled how Maradona gave him a signed shirt when they met again in 2015. On the second goal of the game, Bin Nasser told BBC Sport: "He took off from midfield, and I was shadowing him closely. When you're refereeing someone like Maradona, you can't take...
Gareth Southgate Confirms Jordan Henderson Issue As Liverpool’s Horror Injury List Grows
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Gareth Southgate Confirms Jordan Henderson Issue As Liverpool’s Horror Injury List Grows

England boss Gareth Southgate has revealed that Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson picked up an injury during international duty. Henderson, 30, was withdrawn at half-time due to a 'tightness' he felt in Belgium's 2-0 victory over England in the Nations League on Sunday. And the loss of the English midfielder to injury will be another blow for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who is already without several players after the international break. Southgate admitted that he was unsure how severe Henderson's injury was, but he added that the England international "felt he couldn't carry on." The 50-year-old Three Lions manager explained after the match: "Jordan had a bit of tightness at half-time and felt he couldn't carry on. "We'll have to assess him when we get back." Andy Robert...
Jude Bellingham makes England debut
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Jude Bellingham makes England debut

Manager Gareth Southgate gave his undercard a chance as he kept England's main players back for the Uefa Nations League match in Belgium on Sunday - but they still had far too much for an outclassed Republic side. Jude Bellingham, brought on as a substitute for his debut in the second half, became England's third-youngest full international at 17 years and 137 days. And Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson also won his first senior cap as a half-time replacement for Burnley's Nick Pope. Harry Maguire, given the captain's armband, erased some of the misery of his last England appearance - when he was sent off in the Nations League home defeat by Denmark - by heading in Harry Winks' cross after 18 minutes. Jadon Sancho doubled England's advantage before the break and t...
Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson
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Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson

England's top flight has been dominated by Liverpool and the Citizens over the last two years, but the Brazilian doesn't see it like that this season   Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has predicted the tightest Premier League in years, with the Brazil international suggesting that “six or seven sides” could compete for the title. Liverpool ran away with the crown last year, while the season previous it was duel between the Reds and Ederson’s City. Ahead of a clash between the two chief protagonists over the last two years, the shot-stopper believes that the field will be far more open this term.
Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton
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Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton

The England defender has absolved his international team-mate of any blame and agreed with the outcome of the VAR decision at Goodison Park Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has admitted that if he had been awarded a penalty in Saturday’s 3-1 win against Everton, it would have been a “soft” decision. During the second half, the defender collided with Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford when attempting to win a loose ball following a free kick. Pickford has found himself in an unwanted spotlight in recent weeks, having been the antagonist in a collision that saw Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk ruled out for the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury.
NFF To Challenge England For PSV Starlet, Noni Madueke
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NFF To Challenge England For PSV Starlet, Noni Madueke

The Nigeria Football Federation are trying to convince PSV Eindhoven starlet Noni Madueke to switch his nationality from England to Nigeria. Madueke, 18, has represented England at youth level, in both the U-16s and the U-19s. The talented youngster is eligible to represent Nigeria through his parents. Madueke left Spurs to join PSV in June 2018 – rejecting Manchester United in the process – and impressed for their youth sides before making his senior debut last season. This year looks set to be Madueke’s breakout campaign after his stunning start in the Eredivisie and Europe. Madueke has scored four times and set up four more goals in just 11 appearances. Only three of those appearances have been starts and he displayed his potential once again with a two-goal performan...
UK PM ‘Boris Johnson’ under fire as new lockdown looms for England
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UK PM ‘Boris Johnson’ under fire as new lockdown looms for England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday defended his belated decision to impose a second coronavirus lockdown as critics claimed he could have saved "thousands" of lives by acting sooner. After persisting for weeks with local and regional restrictions, Johnson announced at the weekend that a new nationwide lockdown would come into force from Thursday and end on 2 December, bringing England into line with other parts of the UK and Europe. Scientific models show that, without immediate action, the number of deaths over the winter months could double those in the first wave earlier this year, and hospitals would soon be overwhelmed, Johnson told the House of Commons. "I am truly sorry for the anguish these measures will impose, particularly for businesses that had just got...
‘Why not take 20 seconds to review it?’ – Azpilicueta asks why VAR didn’t award Chelsea penalty after Maguire headlock
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‘Why not take 20 seconds to review it?’ – Azpilicueta asks why VAR didn’t award Chelsea penalty after Maguire headlock

The Blues defender wondered why officials didn't take a closer look at an incident that could have changed the game on Saturday Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta felt the Blues deserved a penalty for an incident involving himself and Harry Maguire, adding that he thought the referee should have reviewed the decision. Azpilicueta was dragged down in the box by Maguire during Chelsea's clash with Manchester United, with the England defender draping his arms over the Spaniard's shoulders. Former United star Patrice Evra likened Maguire to Hulk Hogan after the incident, saying that the WWE-like manoeuvre was a clear penalty.
Chelsea failing to rekindle Cech & Terry glory days’
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Chelsea failing to rekindle Cech & Terry glory days’

The former England international goalkeeper, who saw out his career at Stamford Bridge, admits success is “impossible” without a “solid basis” Chelsea’s defensive issues are making it “impossible” for them to hit ultimate targets, admits Rob Green, with the Blues failing to recapture the glory days of when Petr Cech and John Terry were in their pomp. Frank Lampard has been doing his best to emulate those efforts and big money has been invested at Stamford Bridge, with Roman Abramovich once again rolling recruitment dice over the summer. Additions at the back formed part of an elaborate spending spree, with the likes of Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy snapped up.
Premier League Betting: Calvert-Lewin 2/1 to outscore Salah ahead of Merseyside derby
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Premier League Betting: Calvert-Lewin 2/1 to outscore Salah ahead of Merseyside derby

The Everton forward has already scored six goals in just four games but bet365 still make him odds-against to best the Liverpool man this season The Premier League season is just four games old and already Dominic Calvert-Lewin is staking a claim for the Golden Boot. It has been a remarkable start to the season for the Everton forward, who has scored six league goals, including a hat-trick against Tottenham. He also netted a treble in the Carabao Cup against West Ham and struck on his England debut against Wales. Calvert-Lewin’s tally has already equalled his second-best Premier League haul and bet365 offer 2/1 (3.0) that he outscores Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
‘It was a crazy game’ – England U21 boss Boothroyd laments historic Andorra draw
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‘It was a crazy game’ – England U21 boss Boothroyd laments historic Andorra draw

The Young Lions were pegged back by a last-minute goal to tie 3-3 against the tiny principality in their European qualifier England Under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd admitted that he was disappointed to drop points to minnows Andorra in an historic setback for the Young Lions on Wednesday. Boothroyd's charges went into the game knowing that a win would seal their place in the UEFA U-21 Championships in 2021 after starting their qualifying campaign with six straight successes. Andorra, meanwhile, languished bottom of the six-team group, having picked up just a single win over Turkey and a draw with Albania, but the clash proved far more uncomfortable for the visitors than anticipated, and Christian Garcia's late strike sealed a 3-3 tie for Andorra.
England boss Neville: I want the Team GB job
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England boss Neville: I want the Team GB job

The outgoing England head coach says it remains his ambition to take charge of Team GB at next summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo Phil Neville has reiterated his desire to take Team GB to the rescheduled Olympic Games next summer, despite him being set to leave his post as England head coach in July of next year. It was announced in April that Neville would step down as the Lionesses' boss at the end of his contract, with him to be replaced by current Netherlands boss Sarina Wiegman, who will take over after taking her home nation to those Games. The former Manchester United defender was meant to guide Team GB at the Olympics in Tokyo in the summer of 2020, but the Games were pushed back 12 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Neville is hopeful that, despite being set to ...
Man Wears Snake Instead Of Face Mask In A Commercial Bus In England
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Man Wears Snake Instead Of Face Mask In A Commercial Bus In England

Officials have pulled a hissy fit after denouncing a man spotted wearing a huge snake instead of a face mask while riding a bus in Salford yesterday. The man used the large reptile, which hung around his neck, as a face covering while boarding the Swinton to Manchester service at Salford precinct. Shocked passengers stared in astonishment as the man - clearly making fun of coronavirus restrictions including the compulsory wearing of coverings on public transport in England - removed the snake from around his neck. The reptile then wrapped itself around the hand rails as fellow bus riders described the surreal scene as 'definitely entertaining'. One passenger, who asked not to be named, said she initially thought the man was wearing a 'funky mask' before she spotted it slith...
Dier says he signed new Tottenham contract because of Mourinho
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Dier says he signed new Tottenham contract because of Mourinho

The England international is looking forward to continuing to work with the Portuguese boss amid long-term plans to change his role in the team Tottenham star Eric Dier has revealed that his biggest motivation for signing a new contract with the club was manager Jose Mourinho. The England international, who arrived at Spurs in 2014 from Sporting CP, penned a new deal in July that will see him through with the Londoners until June 2024. The 26-year-old was “excited” to do so because of his relationship with the Portuguese boss, who is willing to allow him to develop his game in the manner he believes is best.
COVID-19: UK Prime minister, Boris Johnson to ban gatherings of more than six people from Monday
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COVID-19: UK Prime minister, Boris Johnson to ban gatherings of more than six people from Monday

UK prime minister, Boris Johnson will place a ban on groups of more than six people gathering in homes, parks, pubs, and restaurants in England in a bid to stop COVID-19 spike.   The 'rule of six' is a dramatic reduction on the limit of 30 which was first put in place on July 4.   The new rule, which comes into force on 14 September, will see first offenders fined £100, which will then double on each repeat offence up to £3,200.   The decision comes after the latest COVID-19 figures revealed there were a further 2,460 confirmed cases in the UK as of 9 am on Tuesday, following 2,948 on Monday and 2,988 on Sunday.   Announcing the new restrictions, Mr Johnson said: 'We need to act now to stop the virus spreading. So we are simplifying and strengthe...
‘Sancho isn’t doing it & England missed a trick with Grealish’ – Waddle questions Southgate selection calls
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‘Sancho isn’t doing it & England missed a trick with Grealish’ – Waddle questions Southgate selection calls

The former Three Lions star believes an Aston Villa playmaker should have been given more minutes on the back of his first senior call-up Jadon Sancho "is not doing it" for England at the moment and Gareth Southgate missed a trick in not giving Jack Grealish more minutes during Nations League clashes with Iceland Denmark, says Chris Waddle. The Three Lions have opened their latest quest for international honours. Four points and back-to-back clean sheets have been taken from two games on the road, with Southgate having to get creative at times after seeing injuries and misdemeanours restrict the options available to him.
Rio and Kate Ferdinand reveal the sex of their unborn child
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Rio and Kate Ferdinand reveal the sex of their unborn child

Rio and Kate Ferdinand have revealed they are having a baby boy. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the former TOWIE star, 29, made the big announcement as she shared pictures from a gender reveal party that took place at their home in Bromley. She wrote in her caption: ' it’s a boy. me and tia are outnumbered.' The event was attended by close friends and family of the couple. In one of the photos, the reality star was pictured hugging husband, 41, as her stepchildren, Lorenz, 14, Tate, 11, and nine-year-old Tia, cheered them on. This will be Kate's first child and fourth for Rio. He welcomed his three other children with his first wife, Rebecca, who passed away in 2015 after a short battle with breast cancer. Rio and Kate started their relationship in 2017 and tied the k...
‘We’re going to prove we’re capable of beating them’ – Giggs and Williams
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‘We’re going to prove we’re capable of beating them’ – Giggs and Williams

The coach and player fancy their side's chances against the Three Lions next month even though they struggled against Bulgaria Wales boss Ryan Giggs and defender Neco Williams are confident they can cause an upset against England next month despite struggling to overcome Bulgaria on Sunday. Liverpool full-back Williams scored the winning goal against Bulgaria, nodding in deep into stoppage time to secure Wales a second Nations League win from as many games. But it was otherwise a poor performance as Wales struggled for creativity and rarely caused the Bulgaria defence huge issues.
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Man City would win title with Messi, says Crouch

The former Liverpool striker admits the arrival of the Argentine at the Etihad would nudge Pep Guardiola's side ahead of the Reds The arrival of Lionel Messi at Manchester City “would be the difference between them winning the title and not”, claims Peter Crouch, with the former Liverpool striker considering the defending champions to be favourites in 2020-21. Pep Guardiola has already started reshaping his squad ahead of the new season, with deals done for Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres. There is the promise of more arrivals to come at the Etihad Stadium, with there a chance that six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi could be lured to England from Barcelona.
Paris St.-Germain Star Neymar Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Paris St.-Germain Star Neymar Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Neymar, soccer’s costliest player, is one of three Paris St.-Germain players who played in last week’s Champions League final to test positive for the coronavirus, becoming the latest high-profile soccer star to contract the virus ahead of the new season. Neymar suffered heartbreak last week when P.S.G. lost in its first appearance in the Champions League final, and now faces missing the start of its latest campaign because of strict local protocols that require players who have tested positive to isolate from the rest of the roster. P.S.G., which paid a record $263 million for Neymar, a forward from Brazil, in 2017, confirmed that three of its players had tested positive without identifying them. But people familiar with the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity because the p...
Moment footballer Enner Valencia sister is rescued from Ecuadorian jungle after being held for 11 days by kidnappers in £1.5m ransom bid
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Moment footballer Enner Valencia sister is rescued from Ecuadorian jungle after being held for 11 days by kidnappers in £1.5m ransom bid

Erci Valencia Lastra, the sister of the former Premier League star who played for both West Ham and Everton in England, was kidnapped in the city of Quito, in the northern Ecuadorian province of Pichincha on August 17. She was later rescued in a jungle located near the city of San Lorenzo, in the north-western Ecuadorian province of Esmeraldas last Friday, August 28. According to an official press statement by Ecuadorian police, heavily armed men stormed her house and after attacking the whole family and stealing various items, they took the woman away. Her husband reportedly managed to escape by jumping into a nearby river during the attack. During a press conference, the head of the kidnapping unit of the National Police, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Herrera, said the intenti...
Jack Grealish Earns First England Call-up As Rashford Pulls Out
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Jack Grealish Earns First England Call-up As Rashford Pulls Out

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish was called up to the England squad on Monday for the first time as a replacement for the injured Marcus Rashford. Grealish was not named by manager Gareth Southgate in the initial squad despite helping lift Villa out of the relegation zone with eight goals and six assists last season. Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks is also unavailable. “Without Rashford and Winks and following the addition of Conor Coady and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, the England manager will now begin his preparations with a squad of 24,” the FA said in a statement. England travel to Reykjavik to play Iceland in their UEFA Nations League group opener on Saturday before facing Denmark in Copenhagen three days later.
Messi would be amazing on a wet Tuesday in Stoke – Pulis
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Messi would be amazing on a wet Tuesday in Stoke – Pulis

The antagonist behind Andy Gray's infamous line does not believe the six-time Ballon d'Or winner would have problems adapting in England Tony Pulis believes that Lionel Messi would have no problems coping on a wet Tuesday at Stoke, with the former Potters manager responding to rumours that the Barcelona star could switch to Manchester City this summer. Messi has handed in a transfer request at Camp Nou and is set for a wrangle with the Catalan club as he believes that he could depart immediately for free while Barca are insistent he still has a year to run on his contract. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has been criticised in the past for not having played outside of Spain, with former Sky Sports commentator Andy Gray having suggested that Barcelona would have a hard time fa...
We’re Going To Enjoy If Messi Comes To England – Mikel Arteta
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We’re Going To Enjoy If Messi Comes To England – Mikel Arteta

Arteta’s remarks come after reports surfaced that Messi has conveyed his message to Barcelona that he no longer wants to stay with the club. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he is going to enjoy if the “best player in football history” Lionel Messi joins a Premier League club as it will make the league competitive. Arteta’s remarks come after reports surfaced that Messi has conveyed his message to Barcelona that he no longer wants to stay with the club. The 33-year-old sent a fax to the club, asking them to allow him to activate a clause in his contract that will allow him to leave on a free transfer this summer, Goal.com had reported. “He has been linked everywhere, you know? He has more clubs than any other player in history after him. I’ve been a Barcelona fan since I...
England Announce First Squad Of 2020 For Nations League Fixtures
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England Announce First Squad Of 2020 For Nations League Fixtures

England manager Gareth Southgate has named his 24-man squad for the upcoming Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has made the squad, despite his ongoing legal trial after being arrested on the Greek island of Mykonos last week. Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is also included even though he is missing the start of pre-season and quarantining. Manchester City's Raheem Sterling features after testing negative for coronavirus. The winger attended a party hosted by Usain Bolt and he will be tested again before joining up with the squad. There are call ups for Manchester United and Manchester City youngsters Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden. While Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips is a shock pick in midfield with Jack Gre...
Rooney to manage England at Soccer Aid with Evra and Toure confirmed as players
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Rooney to manage England at Soccer Aid with Evra and Toure confirmed as players

The former Manchester United centre forward will return to Old Trafford in a very different capacity this autumnDerby County captain Wayne Rooney will manage England at Soccer Aid for Unicef to be held later this year. The Three Lions all-time leading goalscorer will work alongside co-manager Sam Allardyce, with David Seaman serving as goalkeeping coach for the one-off match to be held at Old Trafford. Rooney, who joined Derby last season in a player-coach role, has been granted permission to take part in the match as he gains some unique managerial experience and raises awareness for an important cause.
‘Right now is the fittest I have ever been’ – Ex-Everton star Anichebe hungry for football return
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‘Right now is the fittest I have ever been’ – Ex-Everton star Anichebe hungry for football return

The 32-year-old revealed his desire to return to the field for competitive football after a long hiatus Former Everton and Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe is hoping to play football again and he wants to complete his ‘unfinished business’ in England. Anichebe,32, last played competitive football in 2017 when he moved to China to play for Beijing Enterprises. Last year, the ex-Nigeria international had a trial at League One club Doncaster Rovers which was not successful, however, he awaits the right opportunity in England after snubbing offers from abroad.
The Moment A Black Car Spins Out Of Control Before Crashing Into A Petrol Station (Video Footage)
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The Moment A Black Car Spins Out Of Control Before Crashing Into A Petrol Station (Video Footage)

This is the dramatic moment a driver apparently lost control of his car on a water-logged road before crashing into a petrol station in Swanley, a town in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. CCTV shows the black Mercedes spin across the A20 bypass in Swanley, narrowly avoiding another car before spinning off the road and crashing into the BP petrol station. The Mercedes smashes into a blue parked car and one of the pumps, sending advertising boards flying.  In the final seconds of the video, the driver is seen emerging from the car, seemingly unharmed after the shocking incident.
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago agrees 4-year Liverpool contract
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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago agrees 4-year Liverpool contract

Wantaway Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has agreed personal terms with Liverpool. RMC says the Reds have agreed a four-year deal with Thiago. Jurgen Klopp's side are on track to complete a £27million move for the Bayern Munich star. Thiago has already said his goodbyes to his team-mates in Germany. The source states that the 29-year-old has even already found somewhere to live in England. Liverpool and Bayern Munich now have to reach an agreement over the transfer fee.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Trolls England Football Fans In Most Brutal Way Possible
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Trolls England Football Fans In Most Brutal Way Possible

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has trolled England fans on holiday by reenacting his famous strike from Sweden's 4-2 win back in 2012. Both sides met at the Friends Arena eight years ago and Ibrahimovic score every goal as his side ran out comfortable winners. Ibrahimovic dominated the game and his standout goal was an overhead kick from 30 yards out that left Joe Hart stranded. The 38-year-old remembers the goal fondly and he recreated it while on holiday and captioned a tweet: "God Save the queen." He would win the Puskas Award that year for his remarkable athleticism and he left England stunned with the piece of skill. Then manager Roy Hodgson remarked the former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain man's effort was a 'work of art.' He said per Goal, "The fourth goal was...
Kane tipped to follow Bale’s lead by Jenas with Spurs star expected to consider transfer
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Kane tipped to follow Bale’s lead by Jenas with Spurs star expected to consider transfer

The former Tottenham midfielder hopes the England captain can be persuaded to stay put, but believes personal ambition will see his head turned Harry Kane could soon follow Gareth Bale’s lead and start mulling over a move away from Tottenham, says Jermaine Jenas, with the north London outfit considered to be heading in the opposite direction to their star striker. A big-money transfer for the England captain has been mooted for some time. With his reputation established as one of the most fearsome frontmen in world football, Kane has no shortage of suitors in the global game. Jenas believes that could lead the 27-year-old away from Spurs – following the likes of Bale and Kyle Walker who have gone chasing trophies elsewhere in the past – with there only so long that a player w...
‘I had Drogba, Benzema and Zlatan, so Kane has no problem!’ – Mourinho defends striker record
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‘I had Drogba, Benzema and Zlatan, so Kane has no problem!’ – Mourinho defends striker record

The Portuguese boss has responded to Arsenal legend Paul Merson's suggestion that he doesn't get the best out of his centre-forwards Jose Mourinho has defended his record with strikers ahead of Tottenham's clash with West Ham on Tuesday, insisting "Harry Kane has no problem" given his previous experience with the likes of Didier Drogba, Karim Benzema and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Arsenal legend Paul Merson expressed his belief that Mourinho's preferred playing style could force Kane to consider his future at Spurs during his latest column for Sky Sports. After analysing the England international's subdued performance during Friday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United, the former Gunners midfielder said: "I think he'll have a serious think at the end of the season. I don't see him getting 2...
Lille coach, Christophe Galtier confirms Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen will Leave the Club this Summer
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Lille coach, Christophe Galtier confirms Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen will Leave the Club this Summer

Lille manager, Christophe Galtier has announced that Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen will be leaving the club this summer. The 21-year-old youngster has been in top form for the club, scoring 13 goals in 25 appearances as Lille finished the 2019/20 season in fourth place. Back in May, Lille owner Gerard Lopez revealed that 'multiple offers' have been made for the Nigerian star. Coach Galtier has now confirmed that Arsenal target Osimhen and one of his teammates, Gabriel will leave the club. Speaking at a press conference, the Lille manager said: 'Regarding Victor and Gabriel, yes, I've known for a long time that they're leaving.' 'They're working hard with us in the meantime. We're working on the players who are currently here and those likely to replace them. 'Of c...
‘I love not seeing Liverpool academy players again – that means they’re excelling’ – McManaman
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‘I love not seeing Liverpool academy players again – that means they’re excelling’ – McManaman

The former England winger says that it is a positive sign if he does not have too much interaction with the players Former Liverpool player Steve McManaman has said that he is delighted that he is not seeing much of the club’s academy players because it is evidence that they are thriving. Speaking ahead of the return of Premier League action for the first time in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Academy mentor said that the players’ lack of interaction with him is evidence of their success while training with the first team. There was further encouragement on that front for the Premier League leaders in a 6-0 friendly win against Blackburn at Anfield as Jake Cain and Leighton Clarkson both featured, with the latter netting the last goal.
Boris Johnson Lifts the Sex ban, Frees Millions of Couples to Share Overnight Visits from Saturday
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Boris Johnson Lifts the Sex ban, Frees Millions of Couples to Share Overnight Visits from Saturday

UK prime minister, Boris Johnson has announced that from Saturday single adult households in England will be able to form a "support bubble" with another household. This means they will be able to stay overnight with their partners for the first time since the lockdown began more than 11 weeks ago. The new system of “support bubbles” will also allow single parents and isolated grandparents to go and stay with their children or have their grandchildren to stay at their own homes to help with childcare without any two-metre social distancing. The prime minister also stated that if any members of a bubble come down with coronavirus symptoms, all members of it will have to self-isolate for 14 days as per current advice. Speaking at Number 10's daily press conference, Mr Johnson...
Premier League lockdown: What is new for 2019-20 season restart?
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Premier League lockdown: What is new for 2019-20 season restart?

The English top-flight campaign is set to resume with some major differences affecting fans and players alike After the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ plans finally came to fruition, top-flight football in England is set to return on June 17. With hopes that the campaign can be finished before the end of July, clubs and players will have to navigate a packed schedule with games set to be played on all seven days of the week. In many ways, football will look very different, as fans of the Bundesliga have already found.
Lallana agrees short-term extension to Liverpool deal
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Lallana agrees short-term extension to Liverpool deal

The England international will be spending the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign at Anfield before dropping into the free agent pool Adam Lallana has agreed a short-term extension to his contract at Liverpool which will allow him to see out the 2019-20 campaign at Anfield and the remainder of the Reds’ Premier League title bid. The England international will now form part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad through to the end of July, at which point he will drop into the free agent pool. The 32-year-old has been on Merseyside since 2014, taking in 178 appearances, and will be hoping to add to his medal collection before heading through the exits.
Fantastic’ Fernandes can lead Man Utd back to the top – Costinha
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Fantastic’ Fernandes can lead Man Utd back to the top – Costinha

The ex-Porto star has enjoyed watching his compatriot make an instant impact on the Premier Leaguel having twice missed on a move to England himself Former Portugal captain Costinha has been impressed with Bruno Fernandes' fantastic performances for Manchester United and feels that the midfielder can bring the glory days back to Old Trafford. Fernandes joined the Red Devils from Sporting CP during the January transfer window in a deal worth an initial €55 million (£47m/$60m) and made an instant impact on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. The 25-year-old has contributed three goals and four assists in his first nine appearances for the club as United push for a place in the Premier League's top four, as well as gunning for trophies in the FA Cup and Europa League.
‘The lads think your training’s sh*t’ – Former Man Utd and England skipper Rooney explains difficulties of being captain
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‘The lads think your training’s sh*t’ – Former Man Utd and England skipper Rooney explains difficulties of being captain

The Derby County forward has opened up about the responsibilities and pressures of wearing the armband Former Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney has revealed he once confronted one of his former managers on behalf of his team-mates to tell him his training sessions were “sh*t” . Rooney has worn the captain’s armband at every club he has played for in his career so far, during spells at Everton, Manchester United, DC United and now Derby. The Liverpool-born forward says he is aware of the responsibility that comes with the role, both on and off the pitch. That includes representing the players and speaking up on their behalf, which one on occasion led to an awkward conversation with his manager. “When players aren’t happy, they often go to the captain and you end u...
Fit-again Rashford out to break 20-goal barrier as he sees Man Utd ‘much stronger’ after lockdown
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Fit-again Rashford out to break 20-goal barrier as he sees Man Utd ‘much stronger’ after lockdown

The Red Devils forward saw injury threaten to end his 2019-20 campaign, but he now has another chance to add bolster a personal-best return Marcus Rashford has declared himself to be raring to go when Premier League action resumes, with the Manchester United forward looking to break through the 20-goal barrier. It appeared at one stage as though the England international would be left on 19 efforts for the 2019-20 campaign. An untimely injury forced him onto the sidelines in January, placing his involvement in the remainder of the season and Euro 2020 in doubt.
Everton good enough to beat Liverpool – Pickford
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Everton good enough to beat Liverpool – Pickford

The England No.1 has backed the Toffees to turn the tables on their rivals after losing 5-2 at Anfield in December Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has backed his team to beat Liverpool in the forthcoming Merseyside derby. The Toffees have a notoriously poor record against their local rivals, having lost 5-2 at Anfield in December, while the Reds stand on the cusp of winning a first title in the Premier League era, requiring only six points from their remaining nine fixtures. Play, however, has been halted in England for over three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but is slated to restart in mid-June.
Tottenham will benefit from lack of Champions League when Premier League returns, claims Kane
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Tottenham will benefit from lack of Champions League when Premier League returns, claims Kane

The England striker believes his side will have the upper hand as they look to beat the competition to a top-four finish Harry Kane believes Tottenham will have an advantage in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League because they will not be distracted by European competition. Spurs are eighth in the table and seven points behind Chelsea, who occupy the final spot that guarantees qualification to next season's Champions League. After Norwich eliminated them from the FA Cup, Jose Mourinho's team were knocked out of Europe by RB Leipzig in their last game before the coronavirus pandemic forced the suspension of football across the world.
Amount Man Utd Paid Shanghai Shenhua to Keep Ighalo at Old Trafford Revealed
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Amount Man Utd Paid Shanghai Shenhua to Keep Ighalo at Old Trafford Revealed

The amount Manchester United paid to Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua to keep striker, Odion Ighalo, at Old Trafford until January 2021 has been revealed. Man United on Monday confirmed that a deal had been reached, to extend Ighalo’s new loan at the club. According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils paid Shenhua a total of £10.5million to keep the Nigerian striker in England. The newspaper also reports that United have agreed to continue paying £130,000 of his £300,000-a-week contract and splash out another £6million in loan fees. Ighalo’s initial deal with Man United expired on May 31. The former Watford star has impressed since he joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from Shenhua in January this year. The 30-year-old attacker scored four ...
AC Milan midfielder Bennacer insists no Arsenal regrets: They didn’t want me
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AC Milan midfielder Bennacer insists no Arsenal regrets: They didn’t want me

AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer has spoken of his frustration at Arsenal. Bennacer left the Gunners for Empoli in 2017 for €1m. “I arrived in England in July 2015, then stayed in a hotel for the first two months because I didn't want to live with a family I didn't know," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport magazine Sportweek. “I was 17 years old and couldn't live on my own, so my sister came to live with me, then the girl I'd been dating since school who in England would go on to become my wife. “Finally, in September, I got some time on the pitch, but I was thrown on after two other injuries against Sheffield, played wide left in a trident attack, which I had never done before. I felt incredible pressure and wasn't sure what was going on. “I never played again after that, b...
‘I just want to do well at Schalke’ – Matondo ignoring Manchester United rumours
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‘I just want to do well at Schalke’ – Matondo ignoring Manchester United rumours

The 19-year-old Wales international has impressed in the Bundesliga and there is already talk of him going back to England Rabbi Matondo says he is not thinking about a potential transfer amid reports Manchester United are interested in signing him. The 19-year-old Wales international joined Schalke in January 2019 after three years in the Manchester City academy. The winger has impressed in the Bundesliga, making 24 appearances for the Gelsenkirchen outfit.