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Man City Crowned Premier League Champions for Fifth time
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Man City Crowned Premier League Champions for Fifth time

Manchester City have been crowned 2020-21 Premier League champions after Manchester United's defeat to Leicester. Pep Guardiola's side have had to wait to rubberstamp their latest triumph, following changes to the fixture schedule and their own slip-up. A late defeat to Chelsea last weekend as closest rivals United won at Aston Villa kept City's champagne on ice but they finally reclaimed the Premier League title from Liverpool before kicking a ball again as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were beaten 2-1 on Tuesday after making 10 changes to their starting line-up. City have now won three Premier League titles and eight major trophies under Guardiola, who last year signed a new two-year contract to remain at the club until 2023. Manchester City crowned 2020-21 Premier ...
Hectic schedule makes it ‘impossible’ for Manchester United to maintain pressure on City, bemoans Solskjaer
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Hectic schedule makes it ‘impossible’ for Manchester United to maintain pressure on City, bemoans Solskjaer

The Red Devils could cut the gap at the top of the table to four points if they win both of their games this week against Leicester and Liverpool Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United’s hectic schedule makes it "impossible" for his side to keep the pressure on Manchester City in the final weeks of the season. It is still mathematically possible for United to beat City to the league title after Pep Guardiola’s side lost against Chelsea at the weekend, and Solskjaer’s side could close the gap to four points before City play again. United to would need to win all of their remaining games and hope that City don't win in their last three against Newcastle, Brighton and Everton, but Solskjaer does not believe they will be able to keep the pressure up on the leaders due to th...
Klopp feels four wins will secure Champions League football for Liverpool
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Klopp feels four wins will secure Champions League football for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp believes winning their final four Premier League games will be enough to secure Champions League qualification for Liverpool. The Reds are playing catch-up in the race for the top four after a torrid run of form earlier in the year. Draws with Leeds and Newcastle in the last couple of weeks set the Reds back, but they beat Southampton 2-0 on Saturday to revive their hopes.
Thiago Scores First Liverpool Goal in Vital Win Over Saints
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Thiago Scores First Liverpool Goal in Vital Win Over Saints

Thiago scored his first goal for Liverpool as they kept their top-four hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Southampton at Anfield. Both sides had clear chances in an open first half, but Liverpool got the opener as Sadio Mane rose above Kyle Walker-Peters to convert Mohamed Salah's cross from six yards (31), the first time the duo had combined for a Premier League goal this season. Alisson was on hand to deny Saints on several occasions in both halves, while also nearly handing them a leveller on a plate with a poor pass out in the second, gratefully gathering Che Adams' weak shot, before summer signing Thiago. struck with a fine low effort from outside the box into the bottom right corner (90). The weekend had offered mixed results in Liverpool's quest for the top four, with Leic...
EPL: Michael Owen predicts Man City vs Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United, other fixtures
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EPL: Michael Owen predicts Man City vs Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United, other fixtures

Former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier Leagues, EPL, fixtures. Manchester City will host Chelsea on Saturday evening at Etihad, while Manchester United will face Aston Villa in an away Premier League tie on Sunday afternoon. Arsenal will host West Brom at Emirates on Sunday night, while Liverpool will tackle Southampton on Saturday night at Anfield. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “It’s a dress rehearsal of the UEFA Champions League final at the Etihad as Chelsea make the trip north. “This should be another intense tactical battle between two of the best managers in the game. What makes it more interesting, is that both have contrasting styles. “We saw that in their FA Cup tie when Chelsea took the s...
‘If Liverpool could get Suarez on a free that’d be ideal’ – Barnes backs move to re-sign striker
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‘If Liverpool could get Suarez on a free that’d be ideal’ – Barnes backs move to re-sign striker

The Reds legend would like to see the Uruguayan frontman return to Anfield, but does not consider another number nine to be a top priority Liverpool have seen a move to take Luis Suarez back to Anfield mooted, with Reds legend John Barnes saying the prolific Uruguayan could be "ideal" for Jurgen Klopp if acquired as a free agent. A summer switch away from Atletico Madrid has been speculated on for the 34-year-old frontman, who has spent the last seven years in Spain after securing a big-money move to Barcelona from Merseyside in 2014. Suarez hit 82 goals through 133 appearances during his time with Liverpool, making him a firm fans' favourite, and Barnes says doors would be swung open for the South American again if the option of re-signing him presented itself.
Not my problem’ – Solskjaer ready to anger Man Utd’s top-four rivals with rotation in stacked schedule
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Not my problem’ – Solskjaer ready to anger Man Utd’s top-four rivals with rotation in stacked schedule

  The Red Devils are facing a hectic run-in, meaning that their manager is going to have to tinker with his plans on a regular basis Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to anger Manchester United's top-four rivals by rotating his squad during a hectic run-in, with the Red Devils boss claiming an unfortunate situation is "not my problem, that's everyone else's problem." Having seen their last Premier League fixture with Liverpool postponed following supporter protests at Old Trafford, a side sat comfortably in second spot and through to the Europa League final is having to revise its plans. When taking to the field against Aston Villa on Sunday, United will be facing four Premier League games in the space of 10 days, meaning that Solskjaer is going to have to tinker with his selectio...
Southampton boss Hasenhuttl highlights Salisu’s strength ahead of Liverpool trip
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Southampton boss Hasenhuttl highlights Salisu’s strength ahead of Liverpool trip

  The 22-year-old is gradually finding his feet in the English top-flight after his initial struggles with injuries Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said Mohammed Salisu’s strength is without the ball and he has the potential to be a big player for the club. The Ghana defender has played in eight Premier League matches so far since his permanent signing from La Liga club Real Valladolid last August. Ahead of their league trip to Liverpool on Saturday, Hasenhuttl disclosed the area that Salisu needs to improve on after overcoming his injury challenges.
Rafa Benitez Confirms he is Ready to Return to Premier League
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Rafa Benitez Confirms he is Ready to Return to Premier League

  Former Liverpool and Newcastle United manager, Rafa Benitez, has made it clear that coaching a topflight club in English is his priority, after leaving Chinese Super League side Dalian Pro. This is amid speculation that he will replace Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur. Benitez left Dalian Pro in January, citing COVID-19 as a factor in his decision. He was on a bumper contract worth a reported £12million per year at the Chinese club. “I moved to China because there were no top sides here, so I needed to keep competing and doing my job. “I’m watching every Premier League game and sometimes Championship games so that I’m always ready. The priority is England, the Premier League, my family is here… I like the style of football here. I’ll try to be ready here,” Be...
Solskjaer Slams ‘Impossible Schedule’ after Man Utd Qualify for Europa League final
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Solskjaer Slams ‘Impossible Schedule’ after Man Utd Qualify for Europa League final

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hit out at the Premier League after they were ordered to play three matches in five days, after last weekend’s game against Liverpool was postponed. United travel to Aston Villa this Sunday, before hosting Leicester City on Tuesday. The rearranged fixture with Liverpool has been scheduled for 48 hours later next Thursday. Solskjaer, who led United to the Europa League final with a 8-5 aggregate victory over AS Roma on Thursday, has described the schedule as “impossible”. “It’s unheard of. It’s made by people who have never played football at this level. Physically, impossible for the players to do it after being here, doing Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday. It’s impossible. “So we’ve not been dealt a good hand, but ...
Neto’s not leaving Wolves!’ – Coady responds to Carragher’s Liverpool transfer chat
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Neto’s not leaving Wolves!’ – Coady responds to Carragher’s Liverpool transfer chat

Jamie Carragher has been doing his best to talk up a move to Liverpool for Pedro Neto, but Conor Coady has been quick to state that the Portuguese winger is "not leaving Wolves". A talented 21-year-old that moved to English football in the summer of 2019 has further enhanced his reputation this season with five goals and six assists through 31 Premier League appearances. His efforts are said to have brought him onto a recruitment radar at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp having already found considerable value in a deal for Neto's fellow countryman and former club colleague Diogo Jota.
Elliott tells Liverpool he’s ‘100 per cent’ ready for first team after productive Blackburn loan
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Elliott tells Liverpool he’s ‘100 per cent’ ready for first team after productive Blackburn loan

Harvey Elliott is "100 per cent confident" that he can earn a regular role at Liverpool next season, with the talented 18-year-old proving in a loan spell at Blackburn that he is ready to shine for his parent club. The classy playmaker, who took 26th spot on Goal's 2021 NXGN list, was allowed to leave Anfield in October 2020 as Jurgen Klopp sought to get important minutes into the hottest of prospects. Elliott has starred during a stint in the Championship, earning an EFL Young Player of the Year nomination, and believes he is now capable of adding to the nine competitive appearances that have already been taken in with Liverpool.
UEFA Set to Hand Super League rebels two-year Champions League ban
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UEFA Set to Hand Super League rebels two-year Champions League ban

  UEFA is ready to take serious disciplinary action against clubs that signed up to the Super League and are yet to sufficiently distance themselves from the project, ESPN reports. This could result in the maximum punishment, which is a two-year ban from the Champions League or Europa League. In the last 10 days, UEFA has been talking with the 12 clubs, in a bid to agree a lesser sanction and a promise not to continue with the Super League. As of Wednesday, they had reached an understanding with seven clubs: Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. Inter Milan were close to an agreement as well, according to sources. The remaining four clubs – Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona and AC Milan – have so fa...
Premier League Takes Final Decision on Postponed Man Utd vs Liverpool clash
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Premier League Takes Final Decision on Postponed Man Utd vs Liverpool clash

  The Premier League on Wednesday, confirmed that Manchester United’s home fixture with Liverpool, will now be played on Thursday, May 13. The game was called off last week, following fans’ protests inside Old Trafford. The new date means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will now play three matches in five days. The dates for the penultimate round of 2020/2021 Premier League games were also confirmed. United are away to Aston Villa on Sunday, May 9 and will now play Leicester City on Tuesday, May 11 at 6pm (previously Wednesday, May, 12) and Liverpool on Thursday, May 13 at 8.15pm, with both games at Old Trafford. To accommodate that rescheduling, Southampton vs Crystal Palace remains on Tuesday, May 11 but will kick-off at 8.15pm, Aston Villa vs Everton will still be ...
Liverpool Take Decision on asking FA to Deduct Points from Man Utd after Cancelled Game
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Liverpool Take Decision on asking FA to Deduct Points from Man Utd after Cancelled Game

  Liverpool will not ask the Football Association (FA) to award them the match, after Sunday’s clash at Manchester United was cancelled due to safety worries, the UK Mirror reports. The decision to call off the match was taken one hour after the scheduled 4.30 pm kick-off. According to the rules, the FA can declare the fixture will not be rescheduled and award the three points to Liverpool, if they decide it was “abandoned due to the conduct of one Club or its supporters”. But the Reds have no interest in pursuing such an outcome. They will work with Manchester United to find a date for the fixture to be completed. That will prove tricky, with the Red Devils involved in a Europa League semi-final this week. They also have the next two mid-week slots taken up with...
EPL Introduces new Laws to Put Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Others in Check
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EPL Introduces new Laws to Put Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Others in Check

  The Premier League has introduced new rules and regulations, which will prevent future attempts to join a breakaway Super League. Six top-flight teams, including Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, announced on April 18 they were joining a new continental competition called the European Super League. However, it all collapsed within 48 hours amid outrage and criticisms. In a bid to prevent another recurrence, the Premier League has now created new laws and a new owners’ charter that all club owners will be required to sign up to committing them to the core principles of the competition. A statement on Monday explained the league is enlisting the support of the Government to bring in “appropriate legislation” and w...
Gary Neville Reveals who to Blame for Fans’ Protest as Man Utd Face Points Deduction
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Gary Neville Reveals who to Blame for Fans’ Protest as Man Utd Face Points Deduction

    Gary Neville has said Manchester United’s owners, the Glazers, are to blame for fans’ protests on Sunday, ahead of the Liverpool clash. Supporters began protesting outside The Lowry hotel, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team were preparing for the game. More protests broke out at Old Trafford and hundreds of fans broke into the stadium and reach the pitch, before being escorted out by police. It was confirmed on Sunday evening the match would be postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. “This is a consequence of the Manchester United owners’ actions two weeks ago. There is a general distrust and dislike of the owners, but they weren’t protesting two or three weeks ago. “The Glazer family are struggling to meet the financial requirements at ...
Police Officer Slashed in Face with Bottle during Protests by Man United Fans
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Police Officer Slashed in Face with Bottle during Protests by Man United Fans

A police officer was slashed to the face with a bottle during protests at Old Trafford by Manchester United fans on Sunday afternoon, May 2. The Red Devils were due to face Liverpool in the Premier League but the game was postponed after the fan protests turned bloody. The policeman suffered a ‘significant slash wound’ to his face and required emergency hospital treatment, police said. Flares were let off and bottles and barriers were thrown during the gatherings to protest against the billionaire owners of Manchester United, the Glazers. Demonstrators outside the Manchester United ground became ‘especially aggressive and antagonistic towards police’ before a group of around 100 people then forced entry to the stadium, Greater Manchester Police (GM...
EPL: Man Utd Could have Three Points Deducted after Liverpool clash is Cancelled
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EPL: Man Utd Could have Three Points Deducted after Liverpool clash is Cancelled

  Manchester United are facing a points deduction, as Premier League and FA rules contradict one another on postponements, the UK Mirror reports. The Red Devils were set to play Liverpool by 4.30pm this Sunday, but the match was cancelled after shocking scenes at Old Trafford. Over 200 supporters invaded the pitch after attacking policemen outside the stadium. With no assurances over safety regarding driving the team bus to the stadium, for United or Liverpool, a decision was made to call the game off. The Premier League have begun an investigation into the incident and are questioning how over 200 fans got into the stadium. According to the FA’s rulebook in section 8.3.4, it states that United could be found to have been at fault for the match not going ahead and ...
Premier League Releases Statement on Cancelled Man Utd vs Liverpool Fixture
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Premier League Releases Statement on Cancelled Man Utd vs Liverpool Fixture

  The Premier League has released a statement after Sunday’s fixture between Manchester United and Liverpool was called off. The game was postponed after United supporters invaded the Old Trafford pitch, protesting against the owners, the Glazer family. In a statement, the Premier League has said the “rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course”. “We understand and respect the strength of feeling but condemn all acts of violence, criminal damage and trespass, especially given the associated COVID-19 breaches. “Fans have many channels by which to make their views known, but the actions of a minority seen today have no justification,” it read in part. It added that “the rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course.”...
Bale Treble Against Blades Lifts Spurs Fifth
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Bale Treble Against Blades Lifts Spurs Fifth

Gareth Bale scored a brilliant hat-trick as Tottenham shook off their Carabao Cup final misery and kept alive their Champions League hopes with a 4-0 win over relegated Sheffield United. Bale's 36th-minute opener, a fine instinctive flick from close range, was scant reward for Spurs' first-half dominance, but though Heung-Min Son saw an effort after the break (52) ruled out for offside, the Welshman struck twice more legitimately and emphatically soon after. Bale brought up his 50th Premier League goal shortly after the hour mark after being set up by Son on a Spurs breakaway and hit a fierce third without breaking stride (69) before departing to hearty applause, albeit only from the home bench. The Blades, for whom John Fleck escaped punishment after a VAR review after catchi...
‘We will not stop’ – Manchester United fans promise more action on social media amid Glazer protests
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‘We will not stop’ – Manchester United fans promise more action on social media amid Glazer protests

Astonishing scenes at Old Trafford saw the Premier League match with Liverpool postponed on Sunday afternoon Manchester United’s match against Liverpool dominated the Premier League news agenda on Sunday – although not for the reason that such a derby typically does. Prior to the encounter, which was subsequently postponed, hundreds of Man Utd fans protested against the ownership of the Glazers, who tried to push the club into a European Super League against the will of the supporters. Inevitably, this has led to fans from the Old Trafford pitch to the other side of the world taking to social media to voice their opinions on the matter.
Man Utd Fans Break into Old Trafford and Protest on Pitch
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Man Utd Fans Break into Old Trafford and Protest on Pitch

Manchester United fans have broken into Old Trafford and are protesting on the pitch after resuming their fight against the Glazer family's ownership ahead of Sunday's clash with Liverpool. Hundreds of fans got into the stadium ahead of the behind-closed-doors Premier League contest, shown live on Sky Sports Premier League. Fans also gathered outside the team's hotel - The Lowry Hotel in Manchester, where the United team are staying before the game - ahead of Sunday's match at Old Trafford, where 10,000 are expected to congregate. It is understood the United squad have not left the hotel amid ongoing fan protests, while match referee Michael Oliver has been turned away from the stadium. The Premier League are still planning on the game going ahead as planned, despite ...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer Names Squad for EPL Clash at Old Trafford
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer Names Squad for EPL Clash at Old Trafford

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will have an almost fully-fit squad available to him for today’s Premier League clash against Liverpool. While Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are out long-term, every other player is ready for the game at Old Trafford. Victory for United could be a hammer blow for Liverpool’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League. If Jurgen Klopp’s men defeat United, that would confirm Manchester City as champions. Man Utd squad: Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant. Defenders: Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, Alex Telles, Eric Bailly. Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott...
Pogba Names two Toughest Opponents he ever Faced
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Pogba Names two Toughest Opponents he ever Faced

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has named the two opponents he has played against in his career so far. Pogba said Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Real Madrid’s Casemiro are the two toughest opponents he has faced. Pogba mentioned Kante and Casemiro as a part of a fan Q&A which will appear in Sunday’s United Review matchday programme when Man United host Liverpool at Old Trafford. “My toughest opponent on the pitch? To be honest, it’s tough against N’Golo Kante,” Pogba said. “Casemiro [of Real Madrid] too… he is a hard one also. “I can’t remember all of them; they are the first ones that come into mind that I had. “Yes, those are the first ones. Maybe there are a few more players, but I don’t have the names now.”
Klopp warns Van Dijk must not be ‘forced’ into Netherlands’ Euro 2020 squad
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Klopp warns Van Dijk must not be ‘forced’ into Netherlands’ Euro 2020 squad

The defender still has not returned to training with Liverpool and only has a month to get back in shape for the summer tournament Jurgen Klopp has warned against rushing Virgil van Dijk back into action at Euro 2020 but says he will not hold the defender back from featuring for Netherlands. The centre-back has been out of action since October with a cruciate ligament injury. Van Dijk is seen as crucial to Netherlands' hopes of success at the European Championship this summer, but it remains unclear if he will be fit enough to make the squad.
EPL: Berbatov Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea vs Fulham, Man City, others
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EPL: Berbatov Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea vs Fulham, Man City, others

  Former Manchester United star, Dimitar Berbatov has predicted the outcome of Premier League action for this weekend. The former Bulgaria International’s predictions include the matches between Manchester United and Liverpool, Chelsea and Fulham and Arsenal versus Newcastle United. The other matches are Crystal Palace v Man City, which he predicted 1-2 in favour of Pep Guardiola’s side. For the biggest game of the weekend between Man United and Liverpool, he gave the match to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils. According to him, United will win the game 3-1, adding “I think United can get the win, stop City from winning the title this weekend and also pile more pressure on Liverpool’s hopes of European football next season,” the former Bayern Munich star told Metro....
Klopp insists Liverpool scoring woes aren’t caused by players being too selfish
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Klopp insists Liverpool scoring woes aren’t caused by players being too selfish

The Reds have had serious problems taking their chances in recent months, causing concern for their manager Jurgen Klopp acknowledges that his Liverpool side have had problems finding the net this season, but does not believe his forwards have been too selfish in front of goal. The Reds attack has suffered a significant drop in potency compared to their brilliant efforts in 2019-20 to wrap up the Premier League title. Klopp has taken a special interest in the issue, leaving no stone unturned to find the source of Liverpool's attacking malaise.
Man United vs Liverpool: Predict The Actual Score Line And Win #20,000
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Man United vs Liverpool: Predict The Actual Score Line And Win #20,000

Manchester United were three points clear of Liverpool when the two met in January and retained that lead thanks to a 0-0 draw at what could still be called, for the last time, fortress Anfield. Burnley ended Liverpool’s 68-game unbeaten run four days later before five further consecutive home defeats ended any chance of retaining the title and left their aspirations of Champions League qualification hanging by a thread. That thread has frayed further after draws against Leeds and Newcastle and defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday could see it snap altogether. Should Chelsea beat Fulham, Jurgen Klopp’s side will be seven points off fourth with four left to play. United, meanwhile, are clinging to the faintest of faint title hopes, and defeat for them will hand City the trophy if Pep Gu...
UEL: He Contributed Nothing – Paul Scholes Blasts Man United Star after 6-2 win Over Roma
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UEL: He Contributed Nothing – Paul Scholes Blasts Man United Star after 6-2 win Over Roma

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has blasted midfielder, Fred, for his part in AS Roma’s second goal during the Red Devils’ UEFA Europa League, UEL, 6-2 win at Old Trafford on Thursday night. Scholes said Fred contributed nothing for Man United against Roma, adding that the Brazilian was ‘left wanting’ in the win over the Italian Serie A side. Man United defeated Roma in the Europa League semi-final first-leg tie at home, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes, Edinson (2), Cavani (2), Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood. “That is what Fred is in the team for, he’s in the team to stop this type of thing,” Scholes told BT Sport when analysing Roma’s second goal. “From their best midfield player, he gets in behind them [Man United’s defence]. “Fred… please stop t...
Brendan Rodgers Takes Decision to Replace Mourinho at Tottenham
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Brendan Rodgers Takes Decision to Replace Mourinho at Tottenham

  Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, is not interested in joining Tottenham Hotspur this summer and wants to stay with the Foxes, according to Eurosport. Rodgers, who has previously managed Liverpool and Celtic, is a leading target for Spurs. Tottenham sacked Jose Mourinho last week after only 18 months in charge. Rodgers led Leicester to fifth place last season and only failed to qualify for the Champions League after an end-of-season collapse. The Northern Irishman will likely rectify that this season, with Leicester in third place with five remaining in the Premier League. His brand of football has attracted the attention of Spurs. But with Leicester on course for a Champions League spot and in the final of the FA Cup, Rodgers believes he can take the Fo...
Ceferin Confirms UEFA Will Punish Arsenal, Man United
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Ceferin Confirms UEFA Will Punish Arsenal, Man United

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed the 12 clubs involved in last week’s European Super League controversy will be punished. However, Ceferin suggested the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ could be shown greater leniency after they were the first to pull out of plans for the breakaway competition. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all pulled out following furious backlash from across the football world over attempts to create a ‘closed shop’ elite league. But Ceferin compared Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to ‘flat Earthers’ after they tried to cling on to the idea of the Super League, even after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan also pulled out. It is thought that Madrid, Barca and Juve could face the harshest ...
Paul Merson Names Team to Finish in top four between Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham
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Paul Merson Names Team to Finish in top four between Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham

  Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has named Liverpool as favourites to finish in the top four positions on the Premier League table ahead of the likes of West Ham and Chelsea this season. Merson stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League tie with West Ham United on Saturday evening. Liverpool are currently in 6th position on the Premier League table with a point behind 4th place Chelsea and 5th place West Ham after 33 games. “Liverpool are looking like a threat again, and I think they might just sneak into the top four now,” Merson told Sky Sports. “They have a nice run of fixtures, and the clubs above them are struggling. I think Liverpool are back in it.” Merson added, “I did the West Ham against Newcastle game for Sky, and it couldn’t have been any more disastro...
Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle: Joe Willock Scores Dramatic Leveller as Reds Slip Again at Anfield
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Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle: Joe Willock Scores Dramatic Leveller as Reds Slip Again at Anfield

Joe Willock scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser as Liverpool blew the chance to move into the top four after dominating for large parts in a 1-1 draw. Starting the day in seventh Liverpool could ill afford any more surprise defeats at Anfield and Mohamed Salah settled the nerves with an explosive finish with their first attack in the third minute. It should have set the tone for a comfortable afternoon but Jurgen Klopp's team were wasteful in front of goal, failing to score again despite registering a further 21 shots on Newcastle's goal. With time running out Newcastle sensed an opportunity to strike and thought they equalised when Callum Wilson bundled home but VAR disallowed the goal as the ball inadvertently hit his arm before he scored. Undeterred by a potentia...
Europe Wants to Destroy Premier League – Arsene Wenger
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Europe Wants to Destroy Premier League – Arsene Wenger

  Arsene Wenger, a former Arsenal manager, has insisted that everybody in Europe dreams of destroying the Premier League. Wenger said this while assessing the situation in the wake of the seemingly failed European Super League, ESL, experiment. Recall that Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool were among the top six Premier League clubs to pull away from the European Super League. “It [ESL] was born dead. From the start, I couldn’t believe it would work,” Wenger told The Telegraph. “The most surprising in all that was the English behaviour. Everybody dreams of destroying the Premier League in Europe. In England, we do it ourselves. “I can’t understand the rationality behind that because England voted for Brexit, and now they want to bring a Super Leag...
Super League: Glazers final decision on selling Manchester United revealed
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Super League: Glazers final decision on selling Manchester United revealed

  Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, will not be selling the club but will remain committed to staying at Old Trafford for the long-term, according to Daily Mail. The club’s supporters want the Glazers out after Joel Glazer, United’s co-chairman, was set to become vice-chairman of the European Super League. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham were among the twelve big clubs in Europe that planned to breakaway from UEFA and formed the Super League. But the clubs’ supporters stood against the plan mainly hatched by the clubs’ owners leading to its collapse Joe Glazer apologised to United supporters on Wednesday, admitting that the club misjudged the mood of fans by deciding to join the Super League. Following th...
Arteta Reveals Kroenke Family Position after Failed European Super League Plan
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Arteta Reveals Kroenke Family Position after Failed European Super League Plan

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has disclosed that the Kroenke family (the club’s owner) apologized to him and his players over the Gunners’ failed European Super League plan. Arteta stated this on Thursday ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Everton on Friday night at Emirates. Arsenal, along with Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool, were one of the 12 founding members of the European Super League, which was created to replace the Champions League and the Europa League. But after widespread criticisms from fans, pundits, and some key figures in football, all six Premier League clubs announced on Tuesday night that they were withdrawing from the competition. When asked if he and his players have received an apology from the club’s hier...
Real Madrid President, Perez Blames One English club for Collapse of Super League
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Real Madrid President, Perez Blames One English club for Collapse of Super League

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has pointed fingers at an unnamed Premier League club, for the collapse of the European Super League idea. As at Wednesday, eight of the 12 clubs that signed up for the breakaway competition, announced they were pulling out. The Premier League’s Big Six – Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea – were all involved. And Perez has said one of them initiated the pull out. “Someone in the English group didn’t have a lot of interest, and that became contagious. “One of them was never convinced… [The English clubs] left because of the atmosphere. UEFA put on a show. It was like we let off an atomic bomb. “Perhaps we haven’t presented and explained it well, but they haven’t given us the op...
Arsenal, West Ham Battle for Samuel Chukwueze
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Arsenal, West Ham Battle for Samuel Chukwueze

  Arsenal are one of three Premier League clubs chasing Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze, according to Fichajes. Last year, the Super Eagles star was a potential target for Liverpool, but a deal never materialized. But the Gunners remain admirers of Chukwueze, who continues to impress in LaLiga under Unai Emery. Arsenal are looking for more options in attack this summer. Willian has failed to live up to expectations since joining as a free agent from Chelsea. There are also doubts over if Martin Odegaard will remain permanently after his loan from Real Madrid ends. Nicolas Pepe has also not delivered since he arrived in 2019. But if Chukwueze is the player Mikel Arteta want, Arsenal will not have a clear path at him. The report also adds that West Ham and E...
Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, City, others to bring Celtic, Rangers to English Premier League
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Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, City, others to bring Celtic, Rangers to English Premier League

  The so-called ‘big six’ clubs in the Premier League want to bring Scottish Premier League sides, Celtic and Rangers into English football’s top-flight. The top six are demanding a massive overhaul of the EPL following the collapse of the European Super League. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham were forced into withdrawing their involvements from Super League following passionate opposition from fans, players and governing bodies. But in the statements of withdrawal from the controversial competition, the clubs stressed a need for changes and reforms to the sport. The Sun, UK, reports that the big six are making a next move to form new British league, which will see Celtic and Rangers join the English Premier League clubs...
Agnelli confirms new Super League  cannot go ahead after Premier League teams withdraw
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Agnelli confirms new Super League cannot go ahead after Premier League teams withdraw

Andrea Agnelli, who is also the current president of Juventus, no longer believes it is possible for the competition to come to fruition Super League chairman Andrea Agnelli has admitted that the competition cannot go ahead after the withdrawal of all six Premier League clubs involved in the breakaway. Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham have all pulled out of the plans for the new European tournament amid intense pressure from fans, players and pundits across the footballing community. AC Milan, Inter, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are still on board as it stands, along with Juventus, but the Italian champions' club president now expects the Super League to disband completely. What's been said? Asked whether the formati...
‘I’ve let you down’ – Liverpool owner John W Henry takes full responsibility for Super League ‘disruption’
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‘I’ve let you down’ – Liverpool owner John W Henry takes full responsibility for Super League ‘disruption’

The Reds' principal owner has finally broken his silence on the controversial plans which rocked football and left fans and players furious Liverpool owner John W Henry has apologised to supporters and taken full responsibility for the club's involvement in the ill-fated Super League. It was announced late on Tuesday night that the Reds had "discontinued" their involvement in the controversial breakaway league, having originally been one of the 12 founder members. Their withdrawal, and that of the five other Premier League clubs involved, came on the back of widespread anger and condemnation, from supporters, media pundits and players alike. Liverpool's statement on Tuesday amounted to just 47 words, and offered nothing by way of an apology, but Henry, the club's principal ...
Wenger Explains What EPL will do to Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea after Super League Collapses
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Wenger Explains What EPL will do to Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea after Super League Collapses

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has claimed that “damage” has been done between the ‘top six’ clubs and the 14 other Premier League teams, as the proposed European Super League falls apart. Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have all pulled out of the breakaway competition, in less than 48hours since they announced they were part of it The ‘top six’ had been threatened by the UEFA and the Premier League, as they forged ahead with their plans for the Super League. With their u-turn, Wenger feels something has already been broken. “The damage that has been done between clubs in the Premier League will be difficult to repair. “Every suggestion from the six clubs who wanted to join the Super League will now be very ha...
Chelsea Should Miss Out on Top Four for Joining Super League – Burley
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Chelsea Should Miss Out on Top Four for Joining Super League – Burley

  ESPN pundit, Craig Burley, has admitted he is hoping Chelsea fail to finish in the top four, after they were one of the six Premier League clubs to sign up for the European Super League. The Blues along with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal all agreed to join the controversial Super League, along with six other European clubs. But all six English teams pulled out on Tuesday night following widespread backlash. Burnley says he “no sympathy” for Chelsea and “hopes” they now miss out on a top-four spot. Thomas Tuchel’s men played out a 0-0 draw with Brighton on Tuesday and climbed to fourth in the Premier League, but just six points separates them and eighth-placed Everton with six matches remaining. “[The Brighton draw]...
ESL: All Six Premier League Teams Withdraw From Competition
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ESL: All Six Premier League Teams Withdraw From Competition

All six Premier League teams involved in the European Super League have formally withdrawn from the competition. Manchester City were the first club to formally pull out after Chelsea had signalled their intent to do so by preparing documentation to withdraw. The other four sides - Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham - have all now followed suit The 12-team Super League was announced on Sunday to widespread condemnation. Manchester City confirmed they have "formally enacted the procedures to withdraw" from the Super League. Liverpool said their involvement in the proposed breakaway league "has been discontinued". Manchester United said they had "listened carefully to the reaction from our fans, the UK government and other key stakeholders" in making thei...
Meet The 12 Rich Club Owners Behind European Super League
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Meet The 12 Rich Club Owners Behind European Super League

There is plenty of money set to be up for grabs in the European Super League though most owners of the clubs involved are already billionaires. Twelve giants of the European game have launched a proposal for a breakaway division with six of them coming from the Premier League. The ‘big six’ as they are cumulatively known are already backed by mega-rich owners with the likes of the Glazers and Roman Abramovich not short of a few bob. But there are plenty of other wealthy names involved in the new set-up with Daily Star Sport looking at who runs each club… Chelsea - Roman Abramovich Abramovich has owned Chelsea since 2003 and is worth over £10billion. He took Chelsea from a club chasing the Champions League places to a regular in Europe’s top competition. The Russian sti...
BREAKING: Abramovich to pull Chelsea out of European Super League
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BREAKING: Abramovich to pull Chelsea out of European Super League

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has taken steps to pull the club out of the proposed European Super League. Forbes reports that Abramovich has taken the decision based on the negative global reaction about the breakaway competition. On Monday Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, joined AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid in committing to the plans. However, it was widely rumoured that Chelsea were one of two Premier League clubs who had agreed reluctantly. A source at the club said: “The club is preparing to pull out. “Roman’s involvement with the club has never been about money, it has always been about the community and [the] fans. This is not what we want.”
Premier League ‘unanimously and vigorously’ reject Super League proposal & plan action against six sides involved
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Premier League ‘unanimously and vigorously’ reject Super League proposal & plan action against six sides involved

The Premier League has "unanimously and vigorously rejected" proposals for a Super League and is planning to take action against the six sides from the English top-flight that have signed up for the new European competition. Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City announced on Sunday that they intend to form part of a new breakaway competition involving members of the continental elite. They have been joined in that venture by Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter and AC Milan - with the intention being to welcome others on board - but opposition to the project is threatening to undermine their efforts. What has been said? The Premier League has responded to the plans by announcing in a statement: "The Premier League, alo...
Super League: Klopp Rules Out Stepping Down as Liverpool manager
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Super League: Klopp Rules Out Stepping Down as Liverpool manager

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has insisted he will not walk away from his job, despite not supporting the club’s decision to join a proposed European Super League. The Reds are one of the 12 clubs set to launch their own breakaway competition. Klopp and his players were booed by fans ahead of Monday’s Premier League game at Leeds on Monday night. Speaking after the 1-1 draw at Elland Road, Klopp insisted he would remain in charge of Liverpool as long as he was wanted. “I’m here as a football manager. I will do that as long as people let me do that. I heard today that I will resign or whatever. “I feel responsible for the team, responsible for the club and for the relationship we have with our fans. “It’s a very tough time, but I will try to help to sort i...

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