Premier League

Sergio Aguero's angry reaction at substitution vs. Spurs 'normal' - Pep

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:30:00 PST

Pep Guardiola revels in Kevin De Bruyne's instrumental role in Manchester City's dominant win over Tottenham. MANCHESTER -- Pep Guardiola understands Sergio Aguero's frustration after the Manchester City striker was substituted early in the second half of the 4-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur. The Argentine was taken off in the 56th minute, with the score still 1-0, and threw his gloves to the floor, ignoring the City boss as he returned to the dugout. Guardiola insisted he can understand Aguero's disappointment and said Gabriel Jesus, who subsequently missed a penalty, was also upset not to start. "That's...

Arsene Wenger on Mesut Ozil: I believe he wants to stay at Arsenal

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:30:00 PST

Arsene Wenger challenges Mesut Ozil to take more risks, and gives a classic response when asked about the German's contract situation at Arsenal. Mesut Ozil's volley earns Arsenal three points to put them back into the top four. English Premier League: Mesut Ozil (23') Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle Craig Burley joins SportsCenter to recap the key storylines from Saturday's Premier League action, with Arsenal and Chelsea recording narrow wins. Craig Burley thinks Arsene Wenger was "out of touch" and "lacked class" after taking a dig at Man City's financial resources. Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil is going through one of his best spells as an Arsenal player, and remains confident that the German wants to stay at the club. Ozil's spectacular volley handed the Gunners a 1-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday, and he was also instrumental in the team's recent wins over Tottenham and Huddersfield. The playmaker was heavily criticised for a poor start to the season but has re-established himself as the clear focus of Arsenal's attack in recent months. Asked if this is...

Tottenham Hotspur's top-six away record not a worry - Pochettino

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:30:00 PST

Mauricio Pochettino says Ilkay Gündogan's opening goal completely changed Tottenham's plan in their 4-1 defeat at Man City. ESPN FC's Craig Burley assesses all of Saturday's Premier League results from matchday 18, where Man City continue their historic run. Manchester City's unparalleled run in the Premier League continues, as Pep Guardiola's side made it 16 wins on the trot with a 4-1 thumping of Tottenham. MANCHESTER - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he is not concerned by his side's dismal away record against their top-six rivals after the 4-1 defeat at Manchester City. Since joining Spurs in summer 2014, Pochettino has lost 11 of 18 visits to Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, City and Manchester United, conceding 35 goals and scoring 15. His solitary win came at City's Etihad Stadium last February, but Spurs were totally outclassed there on Saturday as they suffered their worst...

Mesut Ozil joined by Man City stars in Premier League team of the weekend

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:20:00 PST

Kevin De Bruyne and Mesut Ozil were both among the goals in the Premier League on Saturday, but who scored the goal of the day? Pep Guardiola revels in Kevin De Bruyne's instrumental role in Manchester City's dominant win over Tottenham. After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully selects 11 star performers along with a manager. Do you agree or disagree? You can have your say on those picked or overlooked in the comments section at the foot of the article or on Twitter using the hashtag #ESPNFCTOTW. ESPN FC's Premier League Team of the Weekend. Goalkeeper: We kick off with a familiar face. Manchester City No. 1 Ederson was selected last week, and following another impressive showing in...

Coutinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain tops in Liverpool's standout team victory

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:11:00 PST

Liverpool returned to their goal-scoring ways behind goals from Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Liverpool returned to their goal-scoring ways behind goals from Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Despite the resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, Shaka Hislop says inconsistency is still their downfall and wonders which Liverpool will show up against Arsenal on Friday. Despite the resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, Shaka Hislop says inconsistency is still their downfall and wonders which Liverpool will show up against Arsenal on Friday. Liverpool cruised back into the top four with a convincing win that should banish the memory of last season's dreadful loss at the same venue. Having raced to a 3-0 first-half lead, the Reds then produced a professional display in the second half and never allowed Bournemouth a foothold to get back in the game. They added a fourth goal after the break and went close on several other occasions. Positives Three points, a clean sheet, another great goal by Mohamed Salah, some terrific individual performances...

Boss Jurgen Klopp calls for Liverpool consistency after Bournemouth win

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:50:00 PST

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Philippe Coutinho offer their post-match thoughts after Liverpool's dominant win at Bournemouth. Despite the resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, Shaka Hislop says inconsistency is still their downfall and wonders which Liverpool will show up against Arsenal on Friday. Jurgen Klopp challenged his Liverpool side to become more consistent after their 4-0 win at Bournemouth on Sunday. Goals from Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino put Liverpool back into the top four. The win came after frustrating home draws with Everton and West Bromwich Albion in their last two matches. And Klopp told Sky Sports: "We need to be consistently good because we are Liverpool. That's what we have to learn. We are consistent. "We had a few games like West...

Philippe Coutinho most professional player of season - Oxlade-Chamberlain

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:36:00 PST

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Philippe Coutinho offer their post-match thoughts after Liverpool's dominant win at Bournemouth. Despite the resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, Shaka Hislop says inconsistency is still their downfall and wonders which Liverpool will show up against Arsenal on Friday. Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has praised the professionalism of Philippe Coutinho after his hopes of moving to Barcelona in the summer were frustrated. Coutinho scored a superb individual goal, his 10th strike of the season, in the 4-0 win at Bournemouth on Sunday. Speaking after the match, Oxlade-Chamberlain told Sky Sports he believed questions about Coutinho's future were unfair and praised his performance this season. He said: "He's a Liverpool player right now and he's doing really well...

Which Liverpool will show up vs. Arsenal?

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:20:26 PST

Despite the resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, Shaka Hislop says inconsistency is still their downfall and wonders which Liverpool will show up against Arsenal on Friday.

Which Liverpool will show up vs. Arsenal?

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:17:15 PST

Despite the resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, Shaka Hislop says inconsistency is still their downfall and wonders which Liverpool will show up against Arsenal on Friday.

Salah, Coutinho sublime as Liverpool thrash Bournemouth 4-0

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:39:00 PST

Liverpool returned to their goal-scoring ways behind goals from Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Despite the resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, Shaka Hislop says inconsistency is still their downfall and wonders which Liverpool will show up against Arsenal on Friday. Despite the resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, Shaka Hislop says inconsistency is still their downfall and wonders which Liverpool will show up against Arsenal on Friday. BOURNEMOUTH, England -- Three thoughts from a comfortable 4-0 win for Liverpool at Bournemouth. 1. Scintillating Liverpool leap back into top four Liverpool are back in the top four, and if anyone needed a reminder of what Jurgen Klopp's team are capable of, then they provided it on Sunday evening. This was a rout, albeit against obliging opponents, with the result rarely in doubt after Philippe Coutinho scored a wonderful early opener. Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino added...

Fluent Liverpool hit four in rout of Bournemouth

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:22:00 PST

AFC Bournemouth Liverpool 0 4 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Liverpool returned to their goal-scoring ways behind goals from Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Liverpool had far too much attacking power for Bournemouth to withstand as they moved back into the top four with a 4-0 win at the Vitality Stadium. Jurgen Klopp's side were 3-0 up at half-time as they created a string of chances, with defender Joe Gomez getting forward to have the game's first effort only to see it drift wide. The visitors continuing to make the running, with only Lewis Cook's smart intervention preventing a Coutinho pass from giving Mohamed Salah the chance to run in towards goal. Nathan...

Jesse Lingard a bright spot for Man United as Herrera, Mata struggle

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:04:00 PST

After a narrow escape at West Brom, Shaka Hislop ponders whether Man United are capable of being more convincing under Jose Mourinho. After a narrow escape at West Brom, Shaka Hislop ponders whether Man United are capable of being more convincing under Jose Mourinho. Jose Mourinho offered an explanation to why he and Romelu Lukaku didn't celebrate after the Belgian's header put United up 1-0. Manchester United made far harder work of this away win than was necessary, surging out to a two-goal lead then seeing West Bromwich Albion score late and almost draw level. Alan Pardew's side were ultimately too limited to make the pressure count, and United's poor second half means that this cannot not be filed away as an efficient performance. Yet a victory is a victory -- and, at this stage, anything which keeps them vaguely within reach of the fast-vanishing Manchester City must be welcomed. Positives Jesse...


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