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LIVE Transfer Talk: Manchester City join chase for Bournemouth's Nathan Ake

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 03:59:00 PDT

Man City made light work of Burnley at the Etihad easing to a 5-0 rout to stay top of the Premier League. Dan Thomas and Steve Nicol recap Saturday's Premier League action, including Jose Mourinho's touchline scuffle and Man City's 5-0 thrashing of Burnley. The guys respond to your tweets about the Bundesliga's relevance, Chelsea's title bid, Jose Mourinho's job, UCL fixtures and Liverpool's injuries. The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January. TOP STORY: Ake OK for Guardiola and City Transfers Revealed: How FIFA wants to fix transfers ESPN's Gabriele Marcotti obtained a FIFA report revealing the biggest overhaul to the transfer system in decades. Are they finally serious about cleaning up football? How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football, Damien Comolli, we show you how a transfer works through Iain Macintosh's tale of fictional rising star Dave Thumper. FC Exclusives - Everton check on Liverpool's Origi - Loftus-Cheek won't be sold - Ramsey open to top six move - PSG want Wenger on transfers - Real Madrid monitoring Sterling Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake is receiving plaudits aplenty for his displays on the south coast, and, according to a Mirror report, Manchester City are the latest top-six club chasing his signature. Tottenham have also been linked with the defender in recent weeks, while it...

Ex-FA chairman Greg Dyke blasts 'old men' over Wembley sale collapse

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 06:10:00 PDT

Julien Laurens offers his thoughts on why the English FA wanted to sell Wembley Stadium to Shahid Khan. The FC crew break down England's stunning win at Spain, and Jon Champion explains why the rest of Europe should take notice of the Three Lions. UEFA Nations League: Eric Dier (11') Spain 0-0 England England manager Gareth Southgate has praised the efforts of Jordan Pickford to take more time on the ball, but suggested trying less trickery in his own box after the 3-2 win over Spain. The proposed £600 million sale of Wembley stadium collapsed because of "old men" who are "living in the past," former Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke has told the BBC. Dyke blamed opposition from the FA Council for causing Shahid Khan, the owner of Premier League club Fulham and the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team, to withdraw his offer to buy the stadium in a deal that would have helped fund grassroots football. The council, which has almost 130 mostly male members, should not have...

Sredojevic wants hard work ahead of Soweto Derby

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 04:37:00 PDT

Orlando Pirates might have won their Telkom Knockout first round tie at home to Chippa United on Saturday but coach Milutin Sredojevic admits there is much work to be done before next weekend's Soweto derby. Vincent Pule came on at half-time and then scored the 60th minute winner at the Orlando Stadium but Pirates were on the back-foot for much of the second half as their lowly opponents took the game to them. "It is very hard to switch on after the FIFA break and get into a competitive mood," said...

Usain Bolt offered full-time Central Coast Mariners contract - agent

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 03:03:00 PDT

Players from across the league share their thoughts on Usain Bolt's pursuit of a contract with the Central Coast Mariners. Central Coast Mariners have offered Usain Bolt a full-time playing contract after he impressed during a trial, his agent Ricky Simms told ESPN. Bolt, 32, netted a double in a practice game last weekend but did not play in the Mariners' 1-1 draw with the Brisbane Roar on Sunday, with News Corp Australia reporting that the eight-time Olympic gold-medal winner was in Melbourne considering his options. However, he has now officially been offered terms by the Mariners, with Simms telling ESPN: "I can...

Anthony Martial insists relationship with Jose Mourinho is good

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 12:00:00 PDT

Dan Thomas and Steve Nicol recap Saturday's Premier League action, including Jose Mourinho's touchline scuffle and Man City's 5-0 thrashing of Burnley. Steve Nicol believes Jose Mourinho was well within his rights to react the way he did after he was taunted by Chelsea assistant coach Mauro Ianni. ESPN FC's Dan Thomas and Steve Nicol look ahead to Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus' Champions match against Manchester United. Maurizio Sarri criticizes his Chelsea team for drifting away from his preferred tactics after Manchester United's equalizer. Jose Mourinho was involved in an unsavoury clash with Chelsea coach Marco Ianni following Ross Barkley's 96th minute equaliser. ESPN FC's Paul Mariner understands the emotions late on at Stamford Bridge, but feels Man United should've kept their foot on the pedal in the late stages. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho speaks about his side's 2-2 draw against Chelsea and the sideline scuffle in stoppage time. There was an ugly end at Stamford Bridge after Jose Mourinho was taunted by Chelsea's second assistant coach Marco Ianni following Ross Barkley's late equaliser. Jose Mourinho was involved in an unsavoury clash with Chelsea coach Marco Ianni following Ross Barkley's 96th-minute equaliser. English Premier League: Ross Barkley (90 + 6') Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United English Premier League: Anthony Martial (73') Chelsea 1-2 Manchester United English Premier League: Anthony Martial (55') Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United LONDON, England -- Anthony Martial has played down talk of a rift with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after scoring twice against Chelsea. The Frenchman's second half double put United on the brink of a first win at Stamford Bridge since 2012 before Ross Barkley's 96th-minutes equaliser. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick your eight-man team and compete in the Champions League, Premier League, La Liga or Liga MX, then go head-to-head in leagues against your friends or people around the world. Sign up for free! How to play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Your team will be made up of eight players, at four different positions: two forwards, three midfielders, two defenders, and a goalkeeper. Find out more here. - Newcomers to pick and avoid - Champions League names to know - La Liga names to know - Breaking down ESPN's scoring system Martial, who is yet to sign a contract extension at Old Trafford, was criticised by Mourinho during the summer for going AWOL after leaving the preseason tour of the U.S. to attend the birth of his son....

Keisuke Honda's Melbourne Victory debut delivers welcome boost for A-League

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 10:03:00 PDT

Melbourne City overcame local rivals Melbourne Victory after a contentious first half penalty was awarded through VAR. Keisuke Honda cannot wait to play in his first Melbourne derby match as the Victory kick-start their A-League campaign. Japanese international Keisuke Honda has landed in the A-League with a serious splash, both on and off the field. The Melbourne Victory marquee, lured to Australia with the powerhouse club's biggest-ever salary, netted the opener in the derby on Saturday night. But his influence on the contest began well before kick-off. Victory's membership levels have ballooned off the back of his signing -- already sitting above 24,000 -- which will see the club break its all-time record this season. A-League A-League Tipping The 2018-19 A-League season is undoubtedly going to be full of surprises so gather friends, family and workmates and get tipping! Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! Both the...

Melbourne City's win despite 12 absentees shows 'tremendous amount of resilience' - Warren Joyce

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:40:00 PDT

Melbourne City overcame local rivals Melbourne Victory after a contentious first half penalty was awarded through VAR. Adelaide United held the reigning premiers to a 1-1 draw at Cooper Stadium. Marquee signing Adam Le Fondre scoring his first goal under the Sydney FC club. Melbourne City's defeat of cross-town rivals Melbourne Victory might not have been their most meritorious A-League win, but it might have been their gutsiest. City had to overcome more than just Keisuke Honda's opener to triumph against Victory. Warren Joyce was missing 12 players from the opening round clash, including first-choice selections Osama Malik (calf) and new signing Michael O'Halloran (hamstring). A-League A-League Tipping The 2018-19 A-League season is undoubtedly going to be full of surprises so gather friends, family and workmates and get tipping! Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! Captain Scott Jamieson (hamstring) was a line-ball omission, project player Curtis Good...

AFF Cup's importance to world football is growing with each edition

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 08:54:00 PDT

It is entirely possible that both legs of the final of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup in December will be the biggest game in the world that week in terms of attendance. There's likely to be 90,000 fans packed into the stadium in Jakarta, and something similar in Kuala Lumpur. When Vietnam won it in 2008, the entire country partied into the night and beyond. Make no mistake about it -- Southeast Asia's biennial tournament means a great deal. South, West and East Asia all have their own regional competitions...

Cristiano Ronaldo 7/10 as Juventus drop points for first time this season

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:44:00 PDT

Cristiano Ronaldo gave Juventus an early lead at home against Genoa, but the Grifoni persisted and earned a shock draw in Turin. ESPN FC's Dan Thomas and Steve Nicol look ahead to Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus' Champions match against Manchester United. Italian Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo (18') Juventus 1-0 Genoa Italian Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo (14') Juventus 0-0 Genoa For the first time this season, Juventus dropped points and were only capable of a 1-1 draw against Genoa, a side with a new coach and an improved sense of tactical balance. Considering the talent within the Old Lady's squad, Genoa should have been comprehensively defeated but instead, Juventus underestimated the opponent. While the home side opened the scoring and showed of their superiority on the first half, their levels of concentration dropped in the second and Ivan Juric's side exploited the...

Arsenal boss Unai Emery: I wanted to bring Alexandre Lacazette to PSG

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 03:47:00 PDT

Two new managers faced off in the August installment of the North London Derby which has proven to be the most thrilling match so far in the young season. Unai Emery calls for Arsenal fans to keep their expectations realistic after their winning run. Aaron Ramsey's beautifully timed finish for Arsenal versus Fulham capped off an intricate and fierce counter-attack. LONDON -- Arsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed he wanted to sign Alexandre Lacazette at Paris Saint-Germain, and has urged the striker to take his game to another level this season. Lacazette has been in great form for the Gunners with five goals and three assists in his last seven games, helping Emery's team go on a nine-game winning streak ahead of Monday's Premier League meeting with Leicester. Emery isn't surprised by the French striker's productivity, though, and said he felt Lacazette was good...

Luis Suarez back near his best, Marc-Andre ter Stegen stars in win over Sevilla

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 02:19:00 PDT

Barcelona took care of Sevilla at the Camp Nou, but victory came at a price as star-man Lionel Messi was subbed off in the 15th minute with an apparent arm injury. Barcelona moved back to the top of La Liga with a 4-2 win Saturday against Sevilla but they were left with concerns over an injury to Lionel Messi. Messi set up Philippe Coutinho for the opener and scored the second himself before being forced off with an arm injury after 26 minutes. Luis Suarez added Barca's third from the penalty spot in the second half after a remarkable double save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen at the other end. Sevilla pulled one back through Pablo Sarabia, with Ivan Rakitic...

PSG's Thomas Tuchel: Edison Cavani in 'difficult moment' but he'll be fine

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 02:01:00 PDT

Paris Saint-Germain secured their second successive five-goal win at the Parc des Princes, this time against SC Amiens. French Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappé (82') PSG 4-0 SC Amiens Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is unconcerned by striker Edinson Cavani's shaky form in front of goal. The French champions thumped Amiens 5-0 on Saturday to make it 10 consecutive wins since the start of the Championnat season but the Uruguay international looked out of sorts and missed two good chances, while Marquinhos, Adrien Rabiot, Julian Draxler, Kylian Mbappe and Moussa Diaby all scored. "Yes, Edinson is going through a difficult moment," said Tuchel post-match. "However, he has...

Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns advance in Telkom Knockout

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 01:59:00 PDT



Orlando Pirates sealed their place in the quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Chippa United at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday. Substitute Vincent Pule scored the only goal of the game on the hour-mark, with both sides spurning opportunities to add to the night's tally. Pule turned the ball home from close range after a fine cross from Xola Mlambo, though Nigeria international goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi might have felt he should have done better to...

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