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Leeds player ratings vs Wigan: Hernandez struggles, defensive duo flop with 3s in defeat | Football | Sport

Leeds player ratings: The Whites suffered a damaging result at home to Wigan (Image: REUTERS•buildlineup.com)Leeds missed the chance to go second in the Championship with a 2-1 defeat to Wigan at Elland Road.Pablo Hernandez spurned a chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot, hitting the post after Cedric Kipre was sent off for handball.Leeds did take the lead when Patrick Bamford fired past Christian Walton but Wigan hit back through a sweet strike from Gavin Massey.The relegation-threatened Latics then sprung…

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals Manchester United’s transfer strategy

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up on the club’s transfer strategy for the summer. The Red Devils are planning a major overhaul as they look to return to being one of Europe’s elite sides. United’s recruitment has been heavily criticised and the club’s hierarchy now have little room for error. Solskjaer “We’ll sign players that we think is the right fit” PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 06: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League…

This is what West Brom’s Ahmed Hegazi said to Jimmy Shan after storming off

West Bromwich Albion defender Ahmed Hegazi has apologised to Jimmy Shan following his angry response to being substituted. Hegazi stormed down the tunnel after being taken off with an ankle injury 18 minutes into Albion's 3-2 victory over Hull City at The Hawthorns. Shan put the Egyptian centre-half's reaction down to his competitiveness and frustration at being unable to continue. Ahmed Hegazi Hegazi, who was replaced by Tosin Adarabioyo, said sorry to the Baggies boss at half-time. "He apologised immediately at…

Man City vs Tottenham Hotspur predicted by pundits ahead of Premier League showdown

After tumbling out of the Champions League at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City return to Premier League action this weekend against the same opposition. With a quadruple now out of sight, Pep Guardiola’s side will be focused on winning the two remaining trophies available to them this season and the week ahead is a crucial one for City’s hopes of retaining their crown. After hosting Spurs at the Etihad Stadium again on Saturday, Guardiola’s side must make the short trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester…

Premier League – Tottenham: The peculiar case of Davinson Sanchez

Premier League - Tottenham Starter in the league, substitute in EuropeTottenham centre-back Davinson Sanchez only played a single minute across the two games of his side's Champions League quarter-final tie against Manchester City, despite being a starter throughout the season in the Premier League.Although he was sidelined due to injury in November and December, the 22-year-old has already accumulated over 1,500 minutes in the English league in this campaign.Mauricio Pochettino counts on the Colombia international, but…

Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s season to forget ends with horrible news

Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s torrid season-long loan spell at Fulham has ended after Manchester United announced the Dutch youngster has returned to the club to undergo rehabilitation following knee ligament surgery.Fosu-Mensah sustained the injury in one of Fulham’s rare victories this season, last week’s 2-0 win over Everton at Craven Cottage.Manchester United issued a short statement on their website on the player’s return, which read:‘Everyone at the club wishes Tim well with his recovery.’The Dutchman has made just 13…

‘Boom, boom, boom’ West Brom player ratings as Dwight Gayle downs Hull City

West Bromwich Albion came from behind to pick up another crucial win, 3-2 against Hull City at The Hawthorns. The Baggies led at half time thanks to a Kieran Gibbs goal, but two quick fire efforts from Todd Kane after the break saw the away side take the lead. The home side were able to respond through Dwight Gayle who headed the Albion level from a corner, before tapping in the winner five minutes from time. The win was the Albion’s fourth in a row at home under Jimmy Shan. The result see’s the Baggies remain fourth,…

Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday: Championship – live! | Football

1.49pm EDT13:49 Team news! Norwich City: Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Lewis; Trybull, Leitner; McLean, Stiepermann, Hernandez; Pukki Subs: Oxborough, Vrancic, Klose, Tettey, Hanley, Srbeny, Cantwell Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood; Lees, Hector, Iorfa; Palmer, Onomah, Hutchinson, Boyd; Forestieri, Fletcher, Matias Subs: Dawson, Fox, Pelupessy, Bannan, Winnall, Nuhiu, Joao Referee: Geoff Eltringham 1.07pm EDT13:07 Preamble Having done the hard part, the rest is simple for Norwich City. Well,…

Another edition of unique football tournament kicks off in Africa

Johannesburg (AFP) – The sixth edition of a football competition unique to Africa kicks off Saturday with two matches between teams desperate for victories, and the announcement of new finals hosts. eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) host Malawi and Botswana welcome the Seychelles in first round first leg qualifiers for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Cameroon.  Botswana have gone 10 years without a win in a competition restricted to footballers playing in their country of birth, with Africa the only…

Man City forward Sergio Aguero can equal another Thierry Henry Arsenal FC scoring record this weekend

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could break a long held Premier League scoring record held only by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry when he takes on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. City have to play Spurs just 62 hours after the epic Champions League encounter which saw City agonisingly eliminated on away goals after a remarkable game at the Etihad. Aguero played his part in the drama as he scored the goal that had at one point put City in the ascendancy in the tie, and he was also the one that was ruled offside after…

LaLiga Santander – Atletico Madrid: Godin and Lemar return for the trip to Eibar

LaLiga Santander - Atletico Madrid Back from injury and back in the squadAtletico Madrid are missing a number of players for this weekend's LaLiga Santander match against Eibar, but there is some good news for Diego Simeone as Diego Godin and Thomas Lemar are back from injury and back on the squad list.Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa are suspended, while Stefan Savic, Lucas Hernandez and Borja Garces are all out injured. Yet Atleti will have enough senior centre-backs in the form of Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez to avoid…

Aston Villa issue injury updates on Tammy Abraham, Axel Tuanzebe and Jonathan Kodjia

Tammy Abraham is out of Monday’s clash with Millwall after sustaining a shoulder injury in the 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers. The on-loan Chelsea man played a major role in the latest victory, scoring his 25th goal of the season and setting up Jack Grealish’s opener as Aston Villa made it nine wins on the spin. But after landing awkwardly and injuring his shoulder, Abraham is out of the next clash and will be assessed further to determine the severity of his setback. “It’s too early to diagnose it but I don’t expect him…

LaLiga Santander – Real Sociedad: Willian Jose hopes to maintain his impressive record against Barcelona

LaLiga Santander - Real Sociedad At least one goal in the past three seasonsWilliam Jose MARCAScoring against Barcelona has become a habit for Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose, who has sent the ball into the Blaugrana's net in each of the past three LaLiga Santander seasons.First with Las Palmas and then with La Real, he has netted four times against the Catalan side.It started in the 2015/16 season, in the Canary Island side's 2-1 loss against Barcelona.The next season he moved to Anoeta, where he scored 14 goals, two…

Everton receive major injury boost ahead of Manchester United clash

Everton manager Marco Silva has offered an array of team news updates ahead of Manchester United's trip to Merseyside on Sunday. The Red Devils desperately need to pick up all three points at Goodison Park as they look to finish in the Premier League top four. United sit sixth in the league ahead of the weekend and two points behind Arsenal, who are in fourth. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men will only have four matches remaining after the Everton clash, with a mammoth contest at home to Manchester City set to take place next…

Football League: Bolton relegated to League One, Sheffield United go second | Football

Championship Bolton were condemned to relegation back to League One after two seasons in the second tier, losing 2-0 to Aston Villa, the form team of the division, who collected a ninth successive win after goals from Jack Grealish and Tammy Abraham. The beneficiaries of Leeds’ shock 2-1 loss to Wigan, Sheffield United, climbed up to second by beating Nottingham Forest 1-0 in a lunchtime encounter. Moments after Yohan Benalouane was sent off for a last-man foul on David McGoldrick in the 47th minute, Mark Duffy whipped…

This picture will make Birmingham City fans seethe after Derby County blow

Birmingham City added another point to their total and took another step closer to Championship safety. Their 2-2 draw with Derby County saw them move another point ahead of the relegation zone. And on Easter Monday they go to 22nd placed Rotherham, who lost in heartbreaking style at Swansea, knowing they will be safe if they avoid defeat. However, they could have effectively got there today, not only because they twice took the lead. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The…
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