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Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion - Yaya Toure set for Etihad Stadium farewell

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by PA149 hits

Yaya Toure is poised to make his farewell appearance at the Etihad Stadium as champions Manchester City host Brighton in the Premier League.Manager Pep Guardiola has said City will dedicate the game to the veteran midfielder, who is leaving the club at the end of the season.City will also check on the fitness of captain Vincent Kompany, who has missed the last two games with a knock, but striker...Full Story »

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale announces birth of first son… but Twitter is divided on bizarre name

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by hits

GARETH BALE is celebrating off the pitch this morning after announcing the arrival of his newborn son. The Welsh winger and fiancee Emma Rhys-Jones have two daughters together Alba Violet, 5, and Nava Valentina, 2. He took to Twitter to reveal the exciting news along with a picture of Axel Charles Bale. Bale wrote: "We are delighted to welcome a baby boy into our family this morning. Axel C...Full Story »

Cardiff City star Sol Bamba's wife Chloe has brilliant response to Bluebirds' promotion to the Premier League

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by hits

CHLOE BAMBA had plenty on her mind ahead of watching husband Sol in a nail-biting Championship final day. But Cardiff pipping Fulham to join Wolves in the Premier League next season has raised more questions. Chloe and Sol Bamba are heading for the Premier League Jubilant Chloe joked to her Twitter followers that her shopping trips are going to be a lot more difficult now she is a top-flight ...Full Story »

Bethany England inspires Liverpool Ladies to victory over Manchester City Women

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by PA179 hits

Bethany England’s first-half header stunned Women’s Super League 1 leaders Manchester City Women as Liverpool Ladies claimed a 1-0 win in Chester.England rose highest to head a cross from Alex Greenwood into the back of the net in the 10th minute at Deva Stadium.The 23-year-old came close to adding a second 10 minutes later after a great move by Greenwood and Caroline Weir.The hosts ...Full Story »

Premier League is harder to win than La Liga and Bundesliga, says Pep Guardiola

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by squawka.com257 hits

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed that winning the league in England is "more difficult" than in Spain or Germany. Guardiola, 47, guided his City side to a domestic double this season, winning the Premier League title in emphatic fashion, as the Etihad club have now won the joint-most games in a single season. The Catalan coach has won both La Liga with Barcelona and the Bu...Full Story »

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira hints at Premier League switch

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by squawka.com163 hits

Sami Khedira has expressed his "fascination" with the Premier League, opening the door for a move away from Juventus when his contract expires next season. Khedira, 31, has been with the Old Lady since signing on a free transfer from La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2015, but the German international has admitted that he  wants to play "in as many Leagues as possible" before he retires. Co...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo to undergo tests on his ankle – Zinedine Zidane

Posted Monday, May 07, 2018 by PA109 hits

Zinedine Zidane refused to put a time frame on Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury absence after the forward had to be substituted at half-time in an entertaining 2-2 draw against Barcelona.Ronaldo had cancelled out Luis Suarez’s opener for the unbeaten LaLiga champions, but picked up an ankle knock while tapping in Karim Benzema’s header back across goal from Toni Kroos’ cross.Wi...Full Story »

City boss Pep Guardiola: Defending the Premier League crown will be difficult

Posted Monday, May 07, 2018 by PA88 hits

Manchester City lifted the Premier League title on Sunday, but boss Pep Guardiola warned their status as champions will make next season more difficult.City had already been confirmed as the division’s winners last month and Sunday was supposed to be the day they added exclamation marks, with three Premier League records in their sights.Yet a 0-0 home draw with Huddersfield meant Guardiola...Full Story »

Neil Warnock declares Cardiff promotion his best achievement

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA80 hits

Neil Warnock reflected on the “best job” of his career as he celebrated Cardiff’s return to the Premier League.Cardiff’s goalless home draw with Reading – who survived in the Sky Bet Championship as a result – was enough to confirm promotion as third-placed Fulham crashed 3-1 at Birmingham.It was Warnock’s eighth promotion as a manager – a new reco...Full Story »

Cardiff return to Premier League as Neil Warnock earns eighth promotion

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA73 hits

Cardiff celebrated a return to the Premier League as a 0-0 draw against Reading proved enough to give manager Neil Warnock a record eighth career promotion.A draw left Cardiff sweating on Fulham’s result at Birmingham, but news of the Cottagers’ 3-1 defeat began to filter through before the final whistle to kick start the party in the Welsh capital.The scoreline also guaranteed Readi...Full Story »

Atdhe Nuhiu hat-trick inspires Wednesday to resounding victory over Norwich

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA86 hits

Sheffield Wednesday ended the season with a thumping 5-1 victory over Norwich, with Atdhe Nuhiu scoring a hat-trick.Fernando Forestieri and Frederico Venancio also scored for the hosts while Timm Klose was on target for Norwich late on.Forestieri put an early chance wide following a good build-up involving Lucas Joao and Nuhiu.Norwich boss Daniel Farke was forced to make a change in the 11th min...Full Story »

Chelsea star Eden Hazard could ‘force’ move to Real Madrid this summer - Sky Sports pundit

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by hits

Chelsea star Eden Hazard is being eyed by Real Madrid That’s according to Sky Sports pundit Alan McInally. The Belgian has been in stunning form so far this season, scoring 16 times and providing 13 assists during Chelsea’s disappointing Premier League title defence. Hazard’s impressive displays have led to speculation surrounding his future, with suggestions that he could l...Full Story »

Emma Hayes cuts relieved figure after Chelsea Ladies clinch FA Cup

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA82 hits

Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes was glad her side did not have to do it the hard way as they outclassed Arsenal to lift the FA Cup with a dominant 3-1 win at Wembley.Ramona Bachmann broke the deadlock three minutes into the second half and then soon curled in a second, via a slight deflection.Arsenal threatened to set up a tense closing quarter-of-an-hour when Vivianne Miedema knocked the ball...Full Story »

Bachmann scores brace as Chelsea Ladies win FA Women’s Cup

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA76 hits

Ramona Bachmann scored twice and Fran Kirby netted a fine individual effort as Chelsea Ladies beat Arsenal Women 3-1 to win the FA Cup final at Wembley.Switzerland international Bachmann broke the deadlock three minutes into the second half with a neat finish after being set up by Kirby.Bachmann soon curled home a second, via a slight deflection, before Arsenal pulled a goal back through Viviann...Full Story »

Diamond: Any world-class recruits will not include Jackson or Olding

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA84 hits

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond plans to recruit several world-class players after missing out on Europe but insists disgraced Ireland duo Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding will not be among them.The Sharks this week distanced themselves from moves for Jackson and Olding, who were sacked by Ulster earlier this year, when it emerged that a major club sponsor had raised strong objections.D...Full Story »

Nathan Jones hails Luton’s defensive display

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA74 hits

Luton boss Nathan Jones hailed his side’s defensive resilience as they battled to a well-earned point at Notts County despite going down to 10 men.Danny Hylton picked up a second yellow card early in the second half – but Luton refused to be beaten and dug deep to earn a draw.“That’s the best 0-0 performance I’ve seen from my team,” said Jones. “From sta...Full Story »

Diego Simeone handed Europa League final touchline ban

Posted Saturday, May 05, 2018 by ESPN128 hits

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone's touchline ban for the Europa League final was confirmed on Friday. UEFA's disciplinary panel imposed a four-game suspension for Simeone's conduct at Arsenal in the semifinal first leg last week. Simeone had been charged with insulting a match official and improper conduct. After being sent from the dugout to the stands, he continued to communicate with h...Full Story »

Steven Gerrard discusses summer plans ahead of new season

Posted Saturday, May 05, 2018 by hits

Steven Gerrard is the new manager at Rangers STEVEN GERRARD has been discussing his Rangers transfer plans. Rangers named the former Liverpool and England midfielder as their new manager today and he signs on a four-year deal. The former England skipper, who has coached Liverpool's Under-18s after hanging up his boots two years ago, replaces Graeme Murty for his first role in club management....Full Story »

Stoke City vs Crystal Palace - Indi to miss Stoke’s crucial clash with Crystal Palace

Posted Friday, May 04, 2018 by PA154 hits

Stoke defender Bruno Martins Indi will miss Saturday’s Premier League home clash with Crystal Palace after coming off during the 0-0 draw at Liverpool last weekend with a groin problem.Glen Johnson (groin) could be back involved having sat out the Anfield game, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (groin) and Kostas Stafylidis (rib) both remain unavailable.The Potters have given Jese Rodriguez unp...Full Story »

Gunnarsson ruled out for Cardiff’s final Premier League push

Posted Friday, May 04, 2018 by PA62 hits

Cardiff are without Aron Gunnarsson for what they hope will be a promotion party at home to Reading on Sunday.The Iceland midfielder has undergone knee surgery this week and misses out as Cardiff chase the win which will take them into the Premier League.Marko Grujic or Craig Bryson are the favourites to replace Gunnarsson, who still hopes to make next month’s World Cup in Russia.Bluebirds...Full Story »

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