Premier League

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil back for Arsenal; Wayne Rooney starts

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 04:35:00 PDT

As Everton's struggles persist, Craig Burley suggests Arsenal's visit could be Ronald Koeman's last chance to save his job. Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez both start for Arsenal against Everton as Arsene Wenger names arguably his strongest attacking lineup for the first time this season. Sanchez returns after being rested following the disappointment of Chile missing out on the World Cup, while Ozil was only a substitute last weekend after recovering from a knee inflammation. It is the first time the duo starts alongside summer signing Alexandre Lacazette, who was benched against Liverpool -- the only other game Ozil...

Liverpool hopeful of being able to convince Coutinho to stay - Klopp

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 04:17:00 PDT

Robbie Fowler says Liverpool's squad is as good as Tottenham's, as the two prepare for their clash at Wembley this weekend. Jurgen Klopp says he is trying to create an environment at Liverpool where Philippe Coutinho would want to stay at Anfield for the long-term future. Coutinho was subject of interest from Barcelona in the summer and handed in a transfer request as he attempted to force a move to the Camp Nou. Barca CEO Oscar Grau recently said the Spanish outfit are financially prepared to bid for Coutinho again in January, but Klopp has stressed there is no agreement in place for the playmaker to depart. "I've no...

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger 'frightened' by prospect of retiring as manager

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:10:00 PDT

A fan botches a selfie with Arsene Wenger, Ronaldo sings the Champions League anthem and more in The Sweeper. A late Olivier Giroud volley gave Arsenal a narrow 1-0 victory in Belgrade. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told Sky Sports that he finds the prospect of retiring "frightening." Wenger has been managing since first starting out with Nancy in 1984, while he has been in charge of Arsenal since his arrival in North London in 1996. Many Arsenal fans have been calling for the 68-year-old to stand down from his position for some time, but he signed a new two-year contract at the Emirates Stadium in the summer. Asked if he was frightened of calling time on his managerial career,...

Mourinho's interest put Dier 'in a compromising position' - Pochettino

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:54:00 PDT

The ESPN FC crew preview the top Premier League fixtures this Sunday and discuss what's at stake for each club. Robbie Fowler says Liverpool's squad is as good as Tottenham's, as the two prepare for their clash at Wembley this weekend. Mauricio Pochettino has opened up about a 2016 incident involving Jose Mourinho and Eric Dier, claiming that the Manchester United manager destabilised the Tottenham Hotspur player amid ongoing transfer interest from the Europa League winners. In an extract from Spanish journalist Guillem Balague's new book, "Brave New World: Inside Pochettino's Spurs," published by the Daily Mail, the Spurs manager recalls Dier and Mourinho in deep conversation after Tottenham's 1-0 loss to United at Old Trafford...

Sanchez challenges Spurs to carry Madrid mentality into Liverpool match

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 04:45:00 PDT

The ESPN FC crew preview the top Premier League fixtures this Sunday and discuss what's at stake for each club. Robbie Fowler says Liverpool's squad is as good as Tottenham's, as the two prepare for their clash at Wembley this weekend. Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez is urging his teammates to carry their Real Madrid momentum into Sunday's Premier League clash against Liverpool. Spurs are riding high on the back of a hard-earned draw at the home of the European champions on Tuesday, which extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches in all competitions. They had also won five in a row before the trip to the Santiago Bernabeu and the challenge now is to maintain form, with West Ham in the Carabao Cup, Manchester United, the return...

Premier League Quotes of the Day

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:14:43 PDT

Jose Mourinho's reflection on Man United's shock loss highlights the best quotes from Premier League managers on Saturday.

Sofiane Boufal solo strike secures Southampton win over West Brom

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:32:00 PDT

Southampton West Bromwich Albion 1 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Sofiane Boufal came to the rescue with a great individual goal late in the match to help Southampton down West Brom. Sofiane Boufal came to the rescue with a great individual goal late in the match to help Southampton down West Brom. Craig Burley analyses the key fixtures from Saturday's Premier League action, including Man United's shock defeat. Mauricio Pellegrino hopes his Southampton team take the momentum from their late win into their coming matches. Tony Pulis was upset to see another late goal cost West Brom points as they lost to Southampton. A stunning solo goal from Sofiane Boufal lit up St Mary's as Southampton beat West Brom 1-0. The substitute ran fully 70 yards from inside his own half and left three defenders on their backsides -- two of whom had collided with each other -- before sliding the ball home for a truly memorable strike. It was going to take a moment of supreme quality, or abject stupidity, to settle this otherwise drab affair and thankfully it was the former as Southampton's record signing secured their second home...


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