Manchester City complain to Liverpool over alleged fan spitting incident

Manchester City have made a complaint to Liverpool after a fan allegedly spat at their backroom staff during Sunday’s 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield, media reported. Sky Sports said that Liverpool had opened an investigation into the incident. City and Liverpool both did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. City manager Pep Guardiola said that he was not aware of the incident at the time but was notified by his staff later. “I don’t know what happened,” Guardiola told Sky Sports after the game. “I heard…

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Chelsea will be excited by what Southampton’s fans have had to say about match-winning Armando Broja

By Conor Laird Published: October 16, 2021 11:18 pm Last Updated: October 16, 2021 11:28 pm   All associated with Premier League giants Chelsea will no doubt be excited by the latest word doing the rounds amongst the Southampton fanbase, regarding up-and-coming hitman Armando Broja. Match-winner Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints got their campaign back underway this afternoon, in a meeting with Leeds United. Southampton headed into the St. Mary’s clash desperate for all three points, a result which they were aware would guide them clear of their opponents, and away from…

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Bundesliga: Haaland returns, scores 2 for Dortmund to go top

Erling Haaland scored twice on his return for Borussia Dortmund to beat Mainz 3-1 and move to the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday. Haaland blasted a penalty straight down the middle in the 54th minute and sealed the result in injury time to move Dortmund two points clear of Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen ahead of their eighth-round game on Sunday. Haaland missed Dortmund’s previous three games with what the club said were muscular problems. The team struggled in his absence with a loss at Borussia Monchengladbach followed by…

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Chelsea fans highlight Ballon d’Or injustice after hard-fought Brentford win

By Conor Laird Published: October 16, 2021 7:27 pm Last Updated: October 16, 2021 7:31 pm   The Chelsea faithful have taken to social media in their numbers on Saturday evening, to react to the latest dazzling display on the part of no.1 Edouard Mendy. Chilwell the difference Thomas Tuchel led his side back into action a short time ago. After reestablishing their spot atop the Premier League table despite a tough run of fixtures heading into the international break, the Blues made the short trip to the Brentford Community…

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Mo Salah does it again: Produces sublime assist, scores wonder goal as Liverpool win 5-0

Mohamed Salah set up Sadio Mane’s 100th Premier League goal and scored a brilliant goal of his own, while Roberto Firmino bagged a hat-trick as Liverpool reclaimed top spot with a 5-0 win over Watford in Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge. The visitors took the lead in the ninth minute when Liverpool won a Watford kickout, and Mohamed Salah played a sublime pass to Mane with the outside of his left boot for the Senegalese striker to notch his Premier League century. The goal of the season!Absolutely phenomenal Mo…

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Aymeric Laporte makes Phil Foden claim Man City fans will love

By Josh Barker Published: October 16, 2021 2:39 pm Last Updated: October 16, 2021 2:50 pm Foden’s Man City stint The 2020/21 campaign saw Phil Foden truly cement himself on the world stage. The 20-year-old has always possessed obvious talent, but it was not until this past season that Pep Guardiola began to hand Foden consistent starts at the highest level. Now, though, the versatile midfielder has established himself as an absolutely essential cog in Guardiola’s attack, having, towards the back end of 2020/21, taken Raheem Sterling’s spot in the…

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Northern European countries oppose biennial World Cup plan

The six-nation Nordic group of European soccer federations have detailed their opposition to FIFA’s push to stage the World Cup every two years. Increasing the number of World Cups would cannibalize existing competitions, make European Championships obsolete and marginalize women’s tournaments, the federations wrote in a co-signed statement. It (the FIFA proposal) can fundamentally make it impossible to continue with our current model of national tournaments and national team matches,? said the statement, which was released after a meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Nordic opposition wasn’t unexpected with influential officials…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns Marcus Rashford to “prioritise football” ahead of Manchester United return

By Ben Browning Published: October 16, 2021 10:47 am Last Updated: October 16, 2021 10:55 am Rashford misses start to the season Following heartbreak with England in the Euro 2020 final, Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford opted to have shoulder surgery. As a result, he has been a conspicuous absentee from Manchester United’s mixed start to the season. Without the attacker, his side have managed 4 wins and 2 draws from the opening 7 games of the Premier League campaign, but have suffered losses at the hands of Young Boys…

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‘I asked to leave PSG in July’: Kylian Mbappe on summer transfer saga

Kylian Mbappé confirmed he told Paris Saint-Germain he wanted to leave the club in July in an interview released Monday by French broadcaster RMC. Mbappé was subject to reported bids from Real Madrid approaching 200 million euros ($230 million) in August as he entered the last season of a five-year contract with PSG. “I asked to leave,” the 22-year-old star said, explaining once he decided not to renew his deal “I wanted the club to have a transfer fee to have a quality replacement.” Mbappé can sign a pre-contact agreement…

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FPL bosses track Leeds star Raphinha’s flight back before Southampton

By Conor Laird Published: October 15, 2021 9:44 pm Last Updated: October 15, 2021 9:52 pm   Some of the more committed members of the Fantasy Premier League community today took their investigatory efforts to another level, in a bid to monitor the movements of Leeds United star Raphinha. Raph shining The name of wide-man Raphinha has of course taken centre stage in the headlines once again over the last 24 hours. This comes on the back of the Leeds man’s latest display on the international stage. Brazil were back…

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