Premier League

Arsene Wenger 'confident' Jack Wilshere will sign new long-term Arsenal deal

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:30:00 PDT

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger vents his frustration regarding the Premier League's "very bad" decision to not implement VAR for the 2018-19 season. Arsenal have won just 13 points away from home this season as they fall to Newcastle 2-1. ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti delves into the Europa League semifinal matchups as Arsenal take on Atletico Madrid and Marseille square off with Red Bull Salzburg. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is "confident" midfielder Jack Wilshere will sign a new contract at the club. Wilshere's current deal runs out in the summer and, despite an offer being on the table, the 26-year-old is yet to agree terms. "I cannot give you any news," said Wenger at his prematch press conference. "I don't know really what is in his mind. "He has not signed, he has an offer and we want him to stay. The offer is a long-term contract and I hope at some stage he will sign it. I am...

John Fashanu paid brother Justin £75,000 not to say he was gay

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:12:00 PDT

Justin Fashanu came out as gay in 1990. John Fashanu has said he paid his late brother Justin £75,000 not to reveal he was gay. Justin, who played for Norwich and Nottingham Forest in the 1980s, came out before he took his own life in May 1998 at the age of 37. As the 20th anniversary of his death approaches, John admitted he had acted like "a monster" to his older brother and now wants the Football Association to do more to support gay footballers and tackle racist and anti-gay abuse. "It was a lack of education," the former Wimbledon...

Liverpool reveal Premier League home kit for 2018-19 campaign

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:00:00 PDT

Liverpool's new kit has a lot of the same features as the last. Liverpool have revealed their home kit for the 2018-19 campaign. Following the success of this season's kit, which honoured the club's 125th anniversary, Liverpool have decided to retain the retro look and Red Pepper colour going forward. The kit features "linear jacquard stripes on the front" that are inspired by the architecture of the new Main Stand at Anfield, while a collar has been reintroduced to give it "lifestyle look," according to the press release. A 96 emblem, accompanied with an eternal...

Manchester City critics obsessed over Guardiola spending overlook his talent

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:56:00 PDT

Pep Guardiola delves into his high standards for his Man City players in training, when in possession and their decision making. The FC crew delve into Man City's evolution during Pep Guardiola's second season in charge and debate whether winning the Premier League put his critics to bed. The FC crew delve into Man City's evolution during Pep Guardiola's second season in charge and debate whether winning the Premier League put his critics to bed. ESPN's Mark Ogden and Jonathan Smith discuss whether Pep Guardiola can break even more league records after Manchester City won the Premier League. Why do so many onlookers want to boil all of Pep Guardiola's achievements at Manchester City this season down to spending lots of money? This has been one of the most impressive title wins in the Premier League era, with opposing teams regularly schooled on the pitch, and yet there are many who believe the manager's influence extends as far as signing some brilliant players and letting them get on with it. Often you hear that the team has been brilliant -- but "anyone can do that" with an open chequebook. It's...

Manchester United boosted by Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera 9/10s

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:15:00 PDT

Jose Mourinho made seven changes to the team that lost to West Brom over the weekend and got the result that keeps them well clear of Liverpool for 2nd. After the Bournemouth win, the FC panel talk who's in line to make the squad for Manchester United's FA Cup semifinal against Spurs. Jose Mourinho was asked to rate Paul Pogba and respond to Paul Scholes' scathing criticism of the Frenchman after the West Brom match. In winning 2-0 away at Bournemouth, Manchester United produced a performance almost unrecognisable from their home loss against West Bromwich Albion. Here was a showing rich in speed and ruthlessness, both of which qualities were bafflingly absent just days ago at Old Trafford, and which sets United up well for their FA Cup semifinal against Tottenham Hotspur. Positives Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera dictated play, as one would expect them to at their best, whilst Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford...

Man United's Jose Mourinho defends Paul Pogba from Paul Scholes criticism

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:08:00 PDT

The ESPN FC boys answer your (extra long) questions from the twittersphere. After the Bournemouth win, the FC panel talk who's in line to make the squad for Manchester United's FA Cup semifinal against Spurs. Jose Mourinho was asked to rate Paul Pogba and respond to Paul Scholes' scathing criticism of the Frenchman after the West Brom match. Jose Mourinho has rejected stinging criticism from Paul Scholes on Paul Pogba, insisting the France midfielder produced another "top performance'' at Bournemouth. Pogba laid on Romelu Lukaku's goal as Manchester United prevailed 2-0 in Wednesday's Premier League clash, with Chris Smalling also on target. Former United midfielder Scholes insisted Pogba's below-par showing in Sunday's 1-0 home loss to West Brom was "disrespectful'' to Red Devils boss Mourinho. But Mourinho rejected that critique,...

WATCH: Mourinho on Pogba's performance

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:31:58 PDT

Jose Mourinho was asked to rate Paul Pogba and respond to Paul Scholes' scathing criticism of the Frenchman after the West Brom match.

Manchester City can't get comfortable after winning Premier League title - Raheem Sterling

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:31:00 PDT

The ESPN FC boys answer your (extra long) questions from the twittersphere. Manchester City's Bernardo Silva discusses the moment he found out he was a Premier League Champion. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says rivals Manchester City have the potential to dominate domestically and in Europe. Joleon Lescott talks about Manchester City's new generation and what to expect from Pep Guardiola in the coming seasons. Pep Guardiola delves into his high standards for his Man City players in training, when in possession and their decision making. Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling was more than happy to win his first Premier League title from the comfort of his own sofa but he insists that will not make him complacent about adding to his tally. City's players were on a day off when they were confirmed as champions after Manchester United were beaten by West Brom on Sunday. Pep Guardiola's side achieved the feat with a record-equalling five matches to spare and could finish the season with an even greater cushion than their current 16-point...

Top-club Chelsea harder to manage than Burnley - Antonio Conte

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:30:00 PDT

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says rivals Manchester City have the potential to dominate domestically and in Europe. LONDON - Antonio Conte praised the "great job" that Sean Dyche is doing with Burnley this season ahead of Chelsea's trip to Turf Moor on Thursday, but claimed that it is easier to manage successfully at a club below the level of Europe's elite. Dyche has led Burnley to seventh in the Premier League this season after 33 matches, just two points adrift of Arsenal, and is poised to oversee the club's first qualification for European competition since since 1967. Conte, by contrast, has endured a more...

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho praises 'positive' display at Bournemouth

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:13:00 PDT

English Premier League: Romelu Lukaku (70') Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United English Premier League: Chris Smalling (28') Bournemouth 0-1 Manchester United Manchester United boss Mourinho said his side's performance in the 2-0 win at Bournemouth has left him with a selection headache ahead of the FA Cup semifinal against Tottenham. The United manager made seven changes to the team that lost 1-0 to West Brom at Old Trafford on Sunday. It was a move that paid off after goals from Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku earned victory on Wednesday night to all but secure a top-four finish. Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard,...

Pogba, Man United respond to Mourinho criticism with win

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:02:00 PDT

Jose Mourinho made seven changes to the team that lost to West Brom over the weekend and got the result that keeps them well clear of Liverpool for 2nd. After the Bournemouth win, the FC panel talk who's in line to make the squad for Manchester United's FA Cup semifinal against Spurs. Jose Mourinho was asked to rate Paul Pogba and respond to Paul Scholes' scathing criticism of the Frenchman after the West Brom match. BOURNEMOUTH, England -- Three points on Manchester United's 2-0 win vs. Bournemouth in the Premier League: 1. Pogba impresses as United get confidence boost If a challenge had been laid down to Paul Pogba, the midfielder's 40-yard run and slide-rule pass that allowed Romelu Lukaku to seal this 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday might just have answered it to Jose Mourinho's satisfaction. While other expensive stars took a rest, Pogba was put through almost 80 minutes of what was ultimately a routine...

Man United ease past Bournemouth as Chris Smalling, Romelu Lukaku net

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:36:00 PDT

AFC Bournemouth Manchester United 0 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats English Premier League: Romelu Lukaku (70') Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United After the Bournemouth win, the FC panel talk who's in line to make the squad for Manchester United's FA Cup semifinal against Spurs. Jose Mourinho was asked to rate Paul Pogba and respond to Paul Scholes' scathing criticism of the Frenchman after the West Brom match. Manchester United moved to within two points of securing a place in next season's Champions League with a 2-0 win at Bournemouth. Jose Mourinho backed up his threat to drop some of his stars by making wholesale changes. Goalkeeper David De Gea, Chris Smalling, Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba were the only ones to keep their places from the shock home defeat to West Brom, with De Gea named captain for the first time. Alexis Sanchez missed out on a place in the starting XI for a Premier League game for...


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