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Donkeys, playing the piano and 'inspirational' Ballack: New Chelsea signing Havertz opens up on unique passions

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by Goal.com17 hits

New Chelsea arrival Kai Havertz credits Michael Ballack with instilling in him a passion for the Blues, while revealing that away from the field he is likely to be found tinkling the ivories or tending to vulnerable donkeys. Chelsea's £70 million ($90.42) signing from Bayer Leverkusen has arrived with quite the hype since making his move to the Premier League but he leads a grounded life...Full Story »

Juventus coach Pirlo admits Suarez move now OFF

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com32 hits

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo admits a move for Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is off. Pirlo says red-tape will thwart the deal. He said, "It takes a long time to obtain an Italian passport, so it's unlikely Suarez can be Juve's centre-forward." On their pursuit of Roma striker Edin Dzeko, the coach was coy. "We are all waiting for a centre-forward, but there's a long way to go in the transfe...Full Story »

Manchester United 1 - 3 Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha punishes Manchester United as Crystal Palace pull off shock win

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA23 hits

Wilfried Zaha returned to haunt former club Manchester United in their season opener, with Crystal Palace’s deserved 3-1 victory underlining the need for improvements at Old Trafford.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led the Red Devils to three cup semi-finals and third in the Premier League during a promising first full season in the hotseat, but a lack of transfer activity has since led to growing fa...Full Story »

Stuart McCall far from happy with Ebou Adams’ reaction as Bradford draw

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA3 hits

Bradford boss Stuart McCall pointed the finger at Forest Green midfielder Ebou Adams after Paudie O’Connor saw red in a feisty four-goal thriller.The Bantams were already down to 10 men and leading 2-1 when O’Connor was sent off for pushing his head towards Adams, who fell over the pitchside barriers.Aaron Collins snatched an equaliser for Forest Green in the seventh minute of stoppa...Full Story »

Lack of a cutting edge frustrates Garry Monk as Sheffield Wednesday hold Watford

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA6 hits

Garry Monk settled for a point that edged Sheffield Wednesday closer to being out of arrears in the Sky Bet Championship but the Owls boss was frustrated by the lack of a cutting edge in the goalless draw against Watford.Wednesday started the season with a 12-point deduction but last week’s win in their season-opener at Cardiff and a stalemate at Hillsborough leaves them on minus eight.The...Full Story »

Micky Mellon hails Dundee United “character” after win over St Mirren

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA4 hits

Dundee United manager Micky Mellon welcomed back striker Lawrence Shankland but praised his team as a whole for the 2-1 win over St Mirren.Shankland made his first start since the opening game of the season and netted his maiden top-flight goal to give the Tannadice side the lead.Adrian Sporle put them further ahead before Richard Tait was sent off for the visitors and Dylan Connelly netted a co...Full Story »

Neil Critchley delighted to be able to share first Blackpool win with supporters

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA4 hits

Blackpool head coach Neil Critchley was delighted to be able to share his first competitive win in charge of the Seasiders with the club’s supporters, who witnessed their side’s 2-0 victory over Swindon.The match at Bloomfield Road was one of seven across the EFL to take part in a pilot scheme to reintroduce spectators at sporting events, with around 1,000 spread around the stands.Th...Full Story »

Absent Neil Warnock plays tactical masterstroke from home to help Boro earn draw

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA4 hits

Kevin Blackwell revealed the crucial impact of absent boss Neil Warnock as Middlesbrough fought back to grab a deserved 1-1 draw against Bournemouth in front of 1,000 socially-distanced fans at the Riverside Stadium.Dominic Solanke’s neat 38th-minute back-heel looked set to maintain the Cherries’ 100 per cent start to the season before substitute Marcus Browne headed the equaliser 10...Full Story »

Grant McCann hails Hull’s strength of character after narrow Crewe victory

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA5 hits

Manager Grant McCann praised his side’s strength of character after Hull claimed a narrow 1-0 Sky Bet League One victory at home to Crewe.Mallik Wilks’ precise dividing header – following a superb right-wing cross from substitute Thomas Mayer – after 81 minutes maintained the hosts’ 100 per cent start to the season.McCann said: “It was a bit of a scrappy game,...Full Story »

Stuart Kettlewell salutes Ross County response to Celtic set-back

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA4 hits

Stuart Kettlewell hailed Ross County for putting their training ground homework into practice as they brought their mini-slump to an end in Perth.The Staggies opened the campaign with back-to-back wins but then took just two points from the five games that followed.Last weekend’s 5-0 hammering from Celtic was the lowest point of that bleak run, but Kettlewell made sure his team learned the...Full Story »

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton accuses Peterborough of dirty tactics following defeat

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA5 hits

Fleetwood manager Joey Barton accused Peterborough defender Nathan Thompson of deliberately elbowing one of his players after Posh’s dramatic 2-1 Sky Bet League One victory.Sammie Szmodics and Jack Taylor struck in second-half injury time for the home side after Callum Camps had given Fleetwood a 55th-minute lead.But – after his side’s defeat – an incensed Barton said: &l...Full Story »

Adam Armstrong hits hat-trick as Blackburn thrash Wycombe

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA4 hits

Adam Armstrong scored a hat-trick as Blackburn thrashed 10-man Wycombe 5-0.The 23-year-old continued his fine start to the season as Rovers made sure Wycombe’s first ever away game at this level was a miserable one.He opened the scoring from the spot in the 16th minute and Tyrhys Dolan marked his first league start in style with a goal four minutes later.Armstrong’s second just after...Full Story »

Late Przemyslaw Placheta strike earns Norwich point against Preston

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA2 hits

Norwich twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw against Preston at Carrow Road – and give their supporters something to cheer about.A noisy contingent of 1,000 fans were at the game as part of the EFL’s test events and they were treated to a battling display from one of the favourites for promotion, even though they were some way below their best.After going behind to a 14th-minute...Full Story »

Jack Taylor and Sam Szmodics net late as Peterborough claim Fleetwood comeback

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA2 hits

Peterborough scored twice in second-half stoppage-time to secure a dramatic 2-1 Sky Bet League One home win against Fleetwood.Jack Taylor and then Sam Szmodics sparked huge celebrations on the Posh bench after firing in late to overturn Callum Camps’ 55th-minute opener, his third goal since signing from Rochdale.After a drab first-half, Peterborough brought on Siriki Dembele with the forwa...Full Story »

Plymouth hit back to share spoils with AFC Wimbledon in eight-goal thriller

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA2 hits

Two late goals earned Plymouth a thrilling 4-4 draw against AFC Wimbledon in a helter-skelter encounter at Loftus Road.George Cooper scored the opener for Plymouth after 16 minutes, striking a fierce effort into the top left corner.Wimbledon equalised two minutes later, as Joe Pigott tapped in unchallenged following Callum Riley’s deep free-kick.Argyle reclaimed the lead just before half-t...Full Story »

CJ Hamilton brace helps Blackpool see off Swindon

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA4 hits

CJ Hamilton scored both goals as Blackpool picked up their first win of the campaign with a 2-0 victory over Swindon that delighted the socially-distanced crowd at Bloomfield Road.The match was one of seven in the EFL used as a pilot event to reintroduce crowds on Saturday and they witnessed the Seasiders finally find the net this season after three games without a goal.Swindon defender Zeki Fry...Full Story »

Players and coaches clash during Swansea’s draw with Birmingham

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA3 hits

Swansea and Birmingham shared a 0-0 Championship draw that was overshadowed by players and coaches clashing at the Liberty Stadium.The two teams could not be separated over the course of 90 minutes, during which home first-team coach Alan Tate grabbed Blues midfielder Jon Toral by the throat.Both sides clashed following the incident, but there were few clear-cut chances in either half as they ha...Full Story »

Back to plan A for Wolves against Manchester City

Posted Saturday, September 19, 2020 by PA22 hits

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo could revert to the starting XI which won at Sheffield United for Monday evening’s visit of Manchester City.Nuno made numerous changes to his team for Thursday’s Carabao Cup loss to Stoke, including a debut for record buy Fabio Silva, following the 2-0 top-flight success at Bramall Lane.New signing Ki-Jana Hoever is not eligible to feature, while...Full Story »

Juventus looking to bring back Everton flop Kean after difficult Merseyside spell

Posted Saturday, September 19, 2020 by Goal.com21 hits

Juventus are looking to bring Moise Kean back to the club after the striker endured a difficult first season with Everton. Kean joined the Toffees last summer in a deal worth an initial €27.5 million (£25m/$31m), with major expectations placed on the young forward's shoulders. But the 20-year-old had a testing opening campaign in England, scoring just two goals in all competition...Full Story »

Liam Smith a doubt as Dundee United face St Mirren

Posted Friday, September 18, 2020 by PA13 hits

Liam Smith is working his way back from a knock but is struggling for Dundee United as they prepare to face St Mirren.The right-back has not played since a 1-0 win at Motherwell on August 8.Defender Mark Connolly is stepping up his recovery from an ankle injury and is back in training .Hearts keeper Bobby Zlamal will play his third and final match for St Mirren.The Jambos stopper was called in b...Full Story »

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