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Arsenal’s Mustafi has lost to BATE twice after being on pitch in Everton defeat in 2009

By | 14th February 2019

YOU wait ten years in hope rather than expectation. Then suddenly the same Mus comes along again. BATE Borisov have only beaten English sides twice – and both times Shkodran Mustafi has had to hang his head in shame while the Belarus outsiders celebrated. The Germany centre-back came on as a late Everton substitute when […]

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Ben Davies to give Spurs boost with early return from groin injury next month

By | 14th February 2019

BEN DAVIES is on course to give Tottenham a fitness boost ahead of their crunch Premier League games next month. The Wales left-back, 25, has been sidelined for three weeks with a groin problem – but is due to return in a fortnight. Getting back to action will give Mauricio Pochettino an option around the […]

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Masked man Oliveira scores Reading winner 11 days after Mings’ brutal stamp

By | 13th February 2019

NELSON OLIVEIRA scored a late winner while sporting a face mask as Reading boosted their Championship survival hopes. The 27-year-old returned up front for Reading following a one-match absence after he sustained horrific facial injuries – including a nose broken in four places – in the draw with Villa. Oliveira was injured after an alleged […]

Sarri hopes Chelsea crisis meeting will stop Malmo inflicting the Blues’ fourth away thumping in a row

By | 13th February 2019

MAURIZIO SARRI is praying his latest crisis meeting will prevent a FOURTH away humiliation in a row. Chelsea’s boss held an urgent inquest after ­Sunday’s 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City. That followed a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal and 4-0 thumping at Bournemouth. And ahead of tonight’s Europa League crunch in Sweden, Sarri said: “It’s not […]

Man Utd lining up summer transfer for £100m Benfica midfield prodigy Joao Felix

By | 13th February 2019

MANCHESTER UNITED are lining up a sensational summer swoop for Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix. The Portuguese midfielder has impressed Old Trafford scouts who have watched him on a number of occasions this season. The 19-year-old was also watched the weekend before last, and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer received glowing reports. And the Red Devils […]

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo latest star wanted in Germany after Leganes loan spell joy

By | 13th February 2019

CHELSEA centre-back Kenneth Omeruo has sparked interest from Spain and Germany – after becoming the club’s latest loan star. Omeruo, 25, has been at Leganes in La Liga this season – helping them keep a clean sheet in a win against Real Madrid and impressing against Barcelona. There is an option to buy the Nigeria […]

Declan Rice faces sick ‘death’ jibes and branded ‘Judas’ as furious fans remind him of time he kissed Republic of Ireland badge

By | 13th February 2019

DECLAN RICE has faced sick “death” jibes as furious Republic of Ireland fans brand him “Judas” for switching allegiance to England. Seething supporters on social media reminded the West Ham midfielder he had kissed the Ireland badge while winning three senior caps. Rice, 20, made a lengthy statement on Twitter, saying his switch had been “extremely […]

PSG ripped through Man Utd with quality and composure to bring Solskjaer back down to Earth

By | 13th February 2019

FROM a distance, it felt as though everybody around Manchester United has been getting a little too carried away in recent weeks. That the rush to anoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Jose Mourinho’s full-time successor has been a ‘marry in haste, repent at leisure’ scenario. When the smiling Norwegian was ushered in as caretaker just […]

Twitter users can’t believe PSG’s acronym on BT scoreboard against Man Utd

By | 13th February 2019

BT SPORT sparked Twitter scorn for choosing the acronym “PAR” instead of PSG on their TV scoreboard tonight. At least  TV executives can’t be accused of going for the obvious as Man Utd (MU) took on Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16 first leg. Anyone else annoyed BT have used PAR instead of PSG🤷🏼‍♂️ […]

Man Utd legend Scholes off to a stunning start as Oldham smash Yeovil with 4-1 win

By | 13th February 2019

THE black car coat was pure Fergie. Not stylish, not for show, not the gesture of someone begging for attention. But the first goals Oldham Athletic scored under the new management of Paul Scholes were pure class. Pure Scholes, in fact. And at his second home of Boundary Park he might just create his very […]