Author Archives: Tom Barclay

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Brighton 0 Crystal Palace 1: Jordan Ayew nets only goal of game as Schelutto booked on bench for feud with Zaha

By | 29th February 2020

JORDAN AYEW settled a feisty ‘El Gatwicko’ derby – after Wilfried Zaha had become embroiled in a touchline spat. Striker Ayew netted the only goal of the game on 71 minutes after tucking away Christian Benteke’s through ball. The finish saw away fans set off plumes of black smoke as they celebrated their side reaching […]

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Norwich 1 Leicester 0: Jamaal Lewis scores winner to hand Canaries lifeline as Foxes fume at VAR over disallowed goal

By | 28th February 2020

DANIEL FARKE needed look no further than Leicester to see how a Great Escape can be done. And after this shock victory over the Foxes, his Norwich side’s own unlikely survival bid is very much on. Left-back Jamal Lewis provided the match-winning moment by brilliantly blasting home from an acute angle with 20 minutes to […]

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Chelsea boss Lampard refuses to be fooled by Mourinho’s claim Tottenham are firing blanks

By | 21st February 2020

JOSE MOURINHO’S claim Tottenham are firing blanks is not fooling Frank Lampard. Mourinho moaned managing without crocked strikers Harry Kane and Son Heung-min was like fighting “with a gun without bullets” after Wednesday’s toothless 1-0 defeat to RB Leipzig. But Chelsea chief Lamps is not having any of his old boss’ mind games ahead of […]

Bournemouth star Wilson’s barren run was nothing to life in foster care and using food banks

By | 21st February 2020

CALLUM WILSON does not need it pointed out that his winter break from goal-scoring could cost him a Euro 2020 spot. The Bournemouth striker knows better than anyone just how damaging a 15-game barren run in the Premier League could be — and is now doing everything he can to catch the eye of Gareth […]

Wilson knows he has just 12 games to impress Southgate and save Euro 2020 dream

By | 21st February 2020

CALLUM WILSON knows he has  12 games to save his Euro 2020 dream. The Bournemouth striker’s chances of making Gareth Southgate’s squad were hit by a near four-month Premier League goal drought. Rashford and Harry Kane major injury doubts for England this summer, Wilson now has fresh belief he can fire his way to the […]

Frank Lampard lost sleep after Chelsea loss against Man Utd but insists he is thriving on pressure ahead of Tottenham

By | 21st February 2020

FRANK LAMPARD claims he thrives on the pressure of being Chelsea boss – and is relishing the challenge to turn around his side’s slumping form. The Blues boss struggled to sleep after Monday’s disappointing 2-0 home defeat to Manchester United – their fifth home loss in the league this season. That left their advantage over […]

Moura tells Spurs team-mates not to let Kane and Son injuries turn season into sob story

By | 20th February 2020

LUCAS MOURA has told Tottenham not to let their injury jinx wreck their season and use ‘the spirit of Amsterdam’ to see them through. Spurs looked toothless on Wednesday in the 1-0 home defeat to RB Leipzig without crocked duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. But Moura feels there is enough goalscoring talent in Jose […]

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa set to return to starting XI for crunch clash with Man Utd after Frank Lampard talks

By | 14th February 2020

KEPA ARRIZABALAGA looks set to return for Chelsea’s crunch home clash with Manchester United. The £71.6million keeper was dropped for their 2-2 draw at Leicester after a string of blunders. As SunSport exclusively revealed, manager Frank Lampard held clear-the-air talks with Kepa, 25, during the recent winter break. And ahead of Monday night’s showdown with […]

Saints ‘policemen’ Armstrong and Ward-Prowse take rule-breaking team-mates to ‘judge’ Stephens

By | 14th February 2020

STUART ARMSTRONG is Saints’ very own snitch on the pitch! The Scot, along with fellow ‘policeman’ James Ward-Prowse, is responsible for calling out any rule-breaking by his Southampton team-mates. Perceived offences are taken for consideration to ‘judge’ Jack Stephens, who even owns a gown, wig and sentencing hammer. Midfielder Armstrong, who has a law degree, […]

Jon Moss will face no action after ‘disgraceful’ ref accused of mocking Bournemouth’s relegation struggles

By | 12th February 2020

REF Jon Moss will face no action after being accused of mocking Bournemouth’s relegation struggles during Sunday’s clash at Sheffield United. Cherries midfielder Dan Gosling made the explosive allegations of “disgraceful” Moss in the mixed zone after the game, claiming the official showed “zero respect” to his side and demanded an apology. On Wednesday, Bournemouth […]