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Man City v Tottenham: One big game, five big questions

Date published: Friday 19th April 2019 11:21 Watching Manchester City face Tottenham just three days after they produced one of the most breathless, extraordinary 90 minutes of Champions League football in history will feel a little odd. It is probable that, with the match reset to 0-0, this one will be more cautious – not just because they will be fearful of each other’s attacking strength but because they’ll frankly be exhausted after Wednesday’s drama. Amid the chaos, it is worth…

Only Promotion Can Heal This Wound – Leeds Boss Marcelo Bielsa

  Follow @insidefutbolMarcelo Bielsa believes that only by being promoted can Leeds United heal the wound they have suffered by losing at home against Wigan Athletic.Despite leading 1-0 against a struggling Wigan outfit with 17 minutes on the clock at Elland Road, and with the visitors reduced to ten men, Leeds conspired to lose 2-1 and slip to third place in the Championship standings. Bielsa made two changes at half time as he sought to push…

The Greatest Moment in Sports; Perhaps not so much anymore

The match official signals that there will be a VAR review.Undoubtedly, the most powerful moment in sports is when the ball hits the back of the net. With goals so difficult to score, they carry the most bearing on a match result of any sport.However, VAR will rob us, as fans, of this moment.After the Champions League quarterfinal between Tottenham and Manchester City, pandora’s box of VAR has officially been opened. If this is where we are headed, the game may be in trouble.Akin to attackers looking over at the sideline…

LaLiga Santander – Barcelona: Mourinho: With Ronaldo eliminated, Messi knows the Ballon d’Or is waiting

LaLiga Santander - Barcelona Spoke about the Champions LeagueJuventus' Champions League elimination means that Lionel Messi already has an advantage in the 2019 Ballon d'Or, according to Jose Mourinho.Mourinho knows Manchester United better than most, having started off the season with them, and he analysed their Champions League tie against Barcelona, the second leg of which was decided by the Argentine. "Messi's position is easy to understand, but it's not easy to create a cage to contain him," the Portuguese said on…

Championship permutations: How things look for West Brom and Birmingham City after Good Friday drama

The Easter weekend always proves to be dramatic every season and Good Friday certainly did not disappoint, with significant results at both ends of the table. The biggest news came at Elland Road where promotion-chasing Leeds United lost 2-1 to ten-man relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic, allowing Sheffield United to claim an advantage in the hunt for promotion. At the bottom, Rotherham United lost 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller to Swansea City and edged closer to relegation from the Championship, while Bolton’s fate was…

Waterford to appeal Uefa ruling immediately

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Wayne Hennessey is ‘desperate’ to learn about the Nazis, says Roy Hodgson | Football

Wayne Hennessey is desperate to improve his knowledge of Hitler and Nazi Germany following the revelation he did not know what a Nazi salute was, Roy Hodgson has said. The Crystal Palace goalkeeper was charged by the Football Association with making an offensive gesture after he was pictured with his right arm in the air and left hand above his mouth in a photograph posted on Instagram. After the charge was found not proven, the FA commission, in its written reasons, said Hennessey had showed a “lamentable degree of…

Inter Ready First Move For Everton and West Ham Target Edin Dzeko

  Follow @insidefutbolInter are preparing to strike the first blow in pursuit of West Ham and Everton target Edin Dzeko during the summer transfer window. Dzeko will enter the final year of his contract at the end of the season and is preparing to leave Roma in the coming months. The former Manchester City striker has suitors in England, with West Ham and Everton interested in taking him back to the Premier League in the summer.However, the…

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 35

With less than one month remaining in the Premier League season and two points separating the top two teams, NBC Sports presents 14 matches in a five-day stretch, starting this Saturday, April 20 with second-place Manchester City v. third-place Tottenham at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Famed English sports broadcaster Clive Tyldesley will call the match, joined by Lee Dixon. Defending champion Manchester City look to reclaim the Premier League title with wins in their five remaining games, while Tottenham aim to…

Transfer Market: De Ligt wants Barcelona, but the others won’t give up

Transfer Market His price keeps risingMatthijs de Ligt and his teammates celebrating their famous win at Juventus. Barcelona are tightening their squeeze on the Matthijs de Ligt move. The Dutchman has been on their agenda for some time now and the Catalans are making a push to move things along.But they face competition with Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are all keen to lure him to their respective clubs, while Real Madrid are also considering a move, should Raphael Varane leave.Barcelona remain…

Leeds drop out of automatic promotion spots after defeat to Wigan

Date published: Friday 19th April 2019 5:00 Leeds United dropped out of the automatic promotion places after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wigan Athletic. After Sheffield United had risen above them into second place with a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest earlier in the day, Leeds failed to make the most of their opportunity to bounce straight back, on a disappointing afternoon for the Whites. Leeds’ task looked like it would be made simpler 14 minutes in when Cedric Kipre was sent…

Mauricio Pochettino provides big update on Harry Kane’s injury

Pochettino provides positive update Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has provided a big injury update on Harry Kane after he suffered an ankle injury in the first-leg clash with Man City. The Englishman suffered a very serious looking injury and needed assistance to even make it down the tunnel. As a result, he missed both the games against Huddersfield and Manchester City. Though, with how serious the injury looked, it was expected that Kane would miss the rest of the season. That…

Bolton Wanderers 0 Aston Villa 2 REPORT: Jack Grealish and Tammy Abraham seal a 109-year first

Aston Villa's 2-0 victory equalled a club-record nine wins on the bounce - but there was nothing Good about Friday for Bolton Wanderers who were relegated to League One after the defeat. Jack Grealish opened the scoring on 47 minutes before turning provider to superbly set up Tammy Abraham, who injured his shoulder in the process of bagging goal No.25 of the season. It took Villa a while to get going as Anwar El Ghazi missed a sitter in the first-half and John McGinn also had one cleared off the line.   But the big…

Has Hasenhuttl ended the era of the PFM Premier League boss?

This week, Johnny’s positive look at our managers and how they perform on telly and radio goes to the south coast and sees the man people incorrectly call Ralph Rabbithutch. That’ll be Ralph Hasenhüttl then.   Who Are Ya?Ralph is Austrian, having been born in Graz. He is a young-looking 51 years old. Our man is a strapping 6ft 3ins former centre forward who looks like he could actually run through a brick wall. Plied his trade mostly in his home country but also in Belgium and Germany. He was capped for his country eight…

Steve Clarke: Kilmarnock decision ‘has nothing to do with Rangers’

Steve Clarke insists Kilmarnock's decision to halve Rangers' ticket allocation for the last game of the season at Rugby Park has "nothing to do" with the Ibrox club. Rangers are usually given the Moffat and Chadwick stands when they travel to Ayrshire.However, they will now be housed solely in the 4,000-capacity Chadwick Stand for the Ladbrokes Premiership clash on May 19 with Killie saying earlier in the week by way of explanation: "As we continue our 150th anniversary, we want to turn our final

Arsenal Tie Will Be Beautiful – Valencia Boss

  Follow @insidefutbolValencia coach Marcelino says Los Che’s Europa League semi-final clash against Arsenal next month is a beautiful tie on a big stage. The Spanish outfit booked their safe passage to the semi-finals of the Europa League with a 5-1 win on aggregate over rivals Villarreal on Thursday. Marcelino’s men started the game with a 3-1 advantage from the first leg away from home and cruised to another win courtesy of goals from Toni…
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