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Why do Man City struggle in Champions League? Craig Bellamy and Ian Wright discuss

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Skysports.com84 hits

Craig Bellamy and Ian Wright discuss Man City's lack of success in the Champions League Craig Bellamy and Ian Wright discussed on The Debate why Manchester City have not cracked the Champions League, following their shock defeat to Lyon. City's best runs in the Champions League have been making the semi-finals in 2015/16 and the quarter-finals last year. They made a sluggish start this season...Full Story »

Mourinho impressed by character of players in victory over Young Boys

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA28 hits

Jose Mourinho continues to be impressed by his players’ character after Manchester United secured a third successive away win to kick off their Champions League campaign in style.August ended with a shock defeat at Brighton and 3-0 loss to Tottenham at Old Trafford – the heaviest home defeat of the Portuguese’s managerial career.United responded manfully to the back-t...Full Story »

Clement accuses players of ‘pure naivety’ over Norwich’s second goal

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA14 hits

Reading manager Paul Clement accused his players of “pure naivety” when they conceded the second goal in their 2-1 Sky Championship defeat against Norwich at he Madejski Stadium.It was Reading’s fourth successive league defeat at home this season.Norwich striker Teemu Pukki gave the visitors a deserved lead in the 14th minute with a curling, low drive.Although Reading equalised...Full Story »

Karanka feels one-goal victory margin did not flatter Forest

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA28 hits

Aitor Karanka was pleased to see Nottingham Forest beat bogey side Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 – but said he would have been happier had they made it more comfortable.Lewis Grabban’s first goal for Forest, following his £6million summer move from Bournemouth, got them on the right path four minutes before half time, then a sublime finish from Joao Carvalho doubled the lead in the 6...Full Story »

McClaren hails performance as Eze goal helps sink former club

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA14 hits

QPR boss Steve McClaren hailed Ebere Eze after the young forward played a starring role in a 2-0 victory at home to Millwall.Eze, picked up by Rangers in 2016 after being released by the Lions, scored against his former club a couple of minutes after Massimo Luongo had opened the scoring.Luongo headed in from close range on the half hour and Eze netted after being set up by Jake Bidwell’s ...Full Story »

Monk confident Birmingham will get their first win sooner rather than later

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA8 hits

Garry Monk insists it is only a matter of time until Birmingham’s luck changes after a goalless draw at Sheffield United extended their winless start in the Sky Bet Championship to eight games.Substitute Omar Bogle fired over from two yards out, Connor Mahoney spurned a one-on-one with Dean Henderson and the Blues hit the post twice as they created the better openings at Bramall Lane.And M...Full Story »

Manchester City 1 - 2 Lyonnais: City’s Champions League opener makes unpleasant viewing for Guardiola

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA48 hits

Pep Guardiola could only watch as Manchester City slipped to a surprise 2-1 defeat in their Champions League opener against Lyon.The City boss was sat in the stands at the Etihad Stadium due to a touchline ban and his side lacked their usual dynamism as they gifted first-half goals to Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir.Bernardo Silva pulled one back as City rallied after the break but they could not ...Full Story »

Caprari stunner claims a point for Sampdoria

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA9 hits

Gianluca Caprari scored an eye-catching equaliser as Sampdoria fought back for a 1-1 home draw against Fiorentina in Serie A.Fiorentina were on course to go second in the Italian top flight when Giovanni Simeone headed them ahead, but Caprari levelled in the second half.The visitors took a 13th-minute lead when left-back Cristiano Biraghi swung over a cross from midway through the Sampdoria half...Full Story »

Neymar world-class but not a defender - Klopp says Liverpool targeted PSG star

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com116 hits

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed his side decided to target Paris Saint-Germain's left flank as Neymar is "not a defender". Neymar was targeted by Liverpool due to his defensive weaknesses, manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed after the Reds' last-gasp Champions League win. Roberto Firmino came off the bench to rifle in a stoppage-time winner at Anfield after Paris Saint-Germain had battled...Full Story »

Solanke needs to leave Liverpool for the good of his career, says Ferdinand

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by squawka.com100 hits

Former England international Rio Ferdinand has urged Liverpool outcast Dominic Solanke to leave the club if he is to fulfil his potential. Solanke, 21, only joined the Reds last summer from Chelsea having found playing time hard to come by in west London, but he has been faced with a similar problem on Merseyside, currently sitting on the periphery of first-team action under Jurgen Klopp. Th...Full Story »

Man City defender Aymeric Laporte declares international choice

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com50 hits

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has committed to France. At this today's Champions League media conference, Laporte was asked about his international future as he also qualifies for Spain. He said, "I haven't had any news either way and what was said with regard to me playing for Spain, it never happened and I don't think it will happen. It's probably not possible. "If anything, I ...Full Story »

Monaco 1-2 Atletico de Madrid: Rodrigo and Simeone salute Griezmann display

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com52 hits

Antoine Griezmann produced a strong display against Monaco following criticism, and Diego Simeone was quick to sing his praises. Diego Simeone applauded the performance of Antoine Griezmann in Atletico Madrid's 2-1 Champions League win at Monaco, highlighting his link-up play with Diego Costa. Atletico were in control for much of Tuesday's contest in Monte Carlo, with Griezmann playing a par...Full Story »

Bruce backs Villa to kick on after ending winless run with Rotherham victory

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA11 hits

A smiling Steve Bruce expressed his delight with Aston Villa’s 2-0 Championship home win over Rotherham United which took the Midlands club into sixth spot.Villa had failed to win any of their previous six games and the victory over Rotherham was a huge relief.It was Bruce’s 99th game in charge and he is confident that Villa can now kick-on and is predicting another strong promotion ...Full Story »

Derby boss Frank Lampard backs international calls for Mason Mount

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA19 hits

Derby County manager Frank Lampard pressed Mason Mount’s international claims after his on-loan Chelsea midfielder ran the show in front of watching England manager Gareth Southgate in their 0-0 draw with Blackburn Rovers.Mount hit the woodwork with a sumptuous free-kick and greatly impressed as the Rams failed to make the breakthrough against a dogged Rovers side.Lampard was quick to prai...Full Story »

Villa get back to winning ways

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA13 hits

Aston Villa marked manager Steve Bruce’s 99th game in charge with their first win in seven games, a 2-0 Championship home success over Rotherham.Tammy Abraham put Villa ahead with a 27th-minute goal on his home debut but they had to wait until the 83rd minute before Yannick Bolasie killed the game off.Unfortunately for a battling Rotherham side, who have given a good account of themselves ...Full Story »

Liverpool 3-2 Paris Saint Germain: Roberto Firmino strike gives Liverpool last-gasp win over Paris St Germain

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA36 hits

Substitute Roberto Firmino drilled home an added-time winner as Liverpool won an enthralling Champions League opener 3-2 at home to Paris St Germain.Last season’s beaten finalists had squandered a two-goal lead given to them by Daniel Sturridge, on his first start for the Reds in the competition, and James Milner’s penalty inside 36 minutes.However, PSG enjoyed a stroke of luck with ...Full Story »

Resilient Blackburn earn hard-fought point at Derby

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA5 hits

Derby were left ruing a series of missed opportunities as they were held to a 0-0 draw by a dogged Blackburn side at Pride Park.The Rams hit the woodwork through Mason Mount and saw several efforts saved by Rovers goalkeeper David Raya and blocked by desperate defending as the visitors claimed a hard-fought point.The suspended Tom Lawrence made way for Mason Bennett for the Rams with boss Frank ...Full Story »

Pochettino hits out at reporters over ‘disrespect’ towards players

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA12 hits

A tetchy Mauricio Pochettino accused journalists of disrespecting his players after Tottenham opened their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan.Spurs were on course for a win at the San Siro after Christian Eriksen put them ahead, but they capitulated as goals from Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino in the final eight minutes of action gave Inter the points.It was the first tim...Full Story »

Valencia vs Juventus - Allegri will include Douglas Costa in UCL plans

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA59 hits

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed Douglas Costa will be included in his plans for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash in Valencia. Costa has been banned for four matches by the Italian Football Federation after his red card for spitting in Sassuolo forward Federico Di Francesco’s face during Sunday’s Serie A clash. The Brazilian winger was expected to m...Full Story »

Inter Milan 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Last-gasp Inter Milan winner denies Tottenham point in Champions League opener

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA32 hits

Tottenham have lost three successive games under Mauricio Pochettino for the first time after a late capitulation saw Inter Milan win their Champions League opener 2-1 at San Siro.Spurs had looked like coming through a tough encounter with a win after Christian Eriksen’s 53rd-minute opener but two goals in the final eight minutes of action saw Inter snatch the points.Mauro Icardi’s l...Full Story »

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