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Barca ‘very happy’ with Puig after teen’s instrumental senior debut

Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018 by PA

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde praised young substitute Riqui Puig for the maturity he showed in Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Leonesa in the Copa del Rey. Puig made his senior debut coming off the bench in the second half as Barcelona eased into the next round with a 5-1 aggregate score. Valverde hopes it will be the first of many games for the Nou Camp side.NICE PASS, KID! Barça''s 1...Full Story »

Tuchel admits PSG not at best after being held to draw by Strasbourg

Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018 by PA

Paris St Germain boss Thomas Tuchel admitted his side were not at their best after being held 1-1 at Ligue 1 rivals Strasbourg.Edinson Cavani rescued a point for PSG with a second half penalty after Kenny Lala’s spot kick before the break had given Strasbourg a surprise lead.PSG extended their unbeaten league start to 16 games this season, but they have been held in back-to-back Ligue 1 ga...Full Story »

Mourinho praises ‘big soul’ of players after fightback against Arsenal

Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018 by PA

Jose Mourinho praised the “big soul” of his Manchester United side in their 2-2 draw with Arsenal but bemoaned costly errors.After a positive opening by United, David De Gea allowed Shkodran Mustafi’s header to slip through his hands, with Ander Herrera failing to clear in time on the line.Arsenal’s second goal saw Marcos Rojo try desperately to make up for his error in g...Full Story »

Ranieri fights off emotion as Fulham draw with former club Leicester

Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018 by PA

Claudio Ranieri fought against the emotion he felt as his new Fulham team drew 1-1 with Leicester, where he memorably won the Premier League.The Italian had been on course for an encouraging victory over his former team when Aboubakar Kamara gave Fulham a deserved first half lead, but amid further chances for both, Leicester’s James Maddison scored a classy equalising goal in the 74th...Full Story »

Saints are in good hands with Hasenhuttl, says Davis

Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018 by PA

Kelvin Davis is ready to hand the Southampton reins to Ralph Hasenhuttl and believes the club will be in good hands.Davis was in caretaker charge of the Saints’ 3-1 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley, where the Austrian, who was appointed as Mark Hughes’ successor earlier on Wednesday, took a watching brief.The first hour will have been extremely uncomfortable viewing as Spurs threa...Full Story »

Oran Kearney lauds Adam Hammill for wonder goal

Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018 by PA

St Mirren manager Oran Kearney lavished praise on Adam Hammill after watching the forward score a stunning goal from inside his own half in the 2-2 Ladbrokes Premiership draw at Hibernian.Hammill caught out Hibs goalkeeper Adam Bogdan with an incredible strike from 50 yards after just six minutes but Saints still had to settle for a share of the spoils.Oli Shaw levelled for the hosts in the seco...Full Story »

Angry Sarri rounds on over-confident players after defeat to Wolves

Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018 by PA

Angry Maurizio Sarri rounded on his over-confident Chelsea stars after their title hopes suffered another major blow with a 2-1 defeat at Wolves.Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota struck in four second half minutes to stun the visitors who now sit 10 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s deflected opener had put the visitors in control before they slipped to a ...Full Story »

Eighth red card leaves Rangers boss Gerrard concerned

Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018 by PA

Steven Gerrard admits he is struggling to defend the behaviour of his Rangers squad after his warning about cutting out red cards was ignored by simmering striker Alfredo Morelos.The Ibrox boss sat his squad down in the wake of Scott Arfield’s senseless sending-off against Hearts on Sunday and told them it was time to brush up their act.But the message did not get through to Morelos, whose...Full Story »

Marco Silva hails goalkeeper Jordan Pickford

Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018 by PA

Marco Silva hailed Jordan Pickford after a late save from the England goalkeeper ensured Everton claimed a point against Newcastle.Pickford denied Christian Atsu four minutes from time at Goodison Park as a tight Premier League encounter ended 1-1.It had been a difficult few days for Pickford after a late blunder in Sunday’s derby against Liverpool at Anfield proved costly.Everton boss Sil...Full Story »

Tottenham 3 Southampton 1: Spurs bounce back from derby defeat, Hasenhuttl watches on

Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018 by Goal.com

Ralph Hasenhuttl was in the stands to watch Southampton go down to a Premier League defeat at the hands of Tottenham. Tottenham bounced back from their north London derby defeat to Arsenal with a 3-1 win against Southampton, giving new Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl his first look at the job that lies ahead. Spurs lost 4-2 at Emirates Stadium on Sunday but banished those memories with goals fr...Full Story »

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