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After Shakespeare sacking, Leicester stars delighted to end “embarrassing” week with Swansea success

Leicester's players admitted victory in Swansea was a good end to an “embarrassing” week. The Foxes put the sacking of manager Craig Shakespeare behind them to record only their second league win of the season at the Liberty Stadium. A Federico Fernandez own goal and a second-half strike from Shinji Okazaki gave the Foxes – who were led by Michael Appleton – the three points. “This period has been a bit embarrassing for us with our poor results and then being without our manager,” said the excellent Okazaki. “ "We just ...

Date Posted,October 22, 2017
Bonucci sent off by VAR review – and will miss reunion with Juventus

Leonardo Bonucci is likely to miss AC Milan's clash with his former club Juventus after falling victim to technology on Sunday. The Italy defender was sent off after referee Piero Giacomelli had a second look at footage that showed him catching Aleandro Rosi with an elbow. The players went up for the ball during their 0-0 draw with Rosi staying down after the challenge. Giacomelli went to technical area to review the footage and decided Bonucci deserved a red card. Bonucci is given his marching orders (Image: REX/Shutterstock)Read MoreArgentina legend Diego Maradona watches Tottenham ...

Date Posted,October 22, 2017
“A fit Ozil is completely different” – Wenger delighted with fit-again German

Arsene Wenger heaped praise on Mesut Ozil, after the German playmaker’s outstanding return to the Arsenal starting XI. The World Cup winner started for the first time with both Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez, and produced a mesmeric display as the Gunners ran riot at Goodison Park. Ozil created more chances in the 5-2 win than any other player has managed in a Premier League game this season - while also scoring Arsenal’s crucial go-ahead goal when the scores were level. The 28-year-old’s future at the Emirates remains in doubt, with his contract ...

Date Posted,October 21, 2017
Liverpool supporters furious with Klopp’s reaction to Lovren howler at Wembley

Liverpool fans have hit out at Jurgen Klopp for "laughing" moments after Son Heung-min scored Tottenham's second goal at Wembley. Sky Sports cameras captured the Reds boss reacting to Spurs' quick fire double, as Liverpool slipped two behind in just 12 minutes. Harry Kane had given the home side the lead in just four minutes before he turned provider and set up his South Korean teammate. Dejan Lovren, a man who has come under fire for his poor defences performances of late, was at fault for the goal. Liverpool fans weren't pleased with Jurgen ...

Date Posted,October 21, 2017
Who next? Jones joins lengthy United injury list to pile more misery on Jose after Huddersfield defeat

The treatment room at Manchester United's Carrington training ground is getting busier and busier. Defender Phil Jones is the latest player to make an appearance after he limped off just 23 minutes in to Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield, with replacement Victor Lindelof hardly setting pulses racing when he emerged from the bench. Jose Mourinho has already been outspoken about the fact that he won't cry" about those who are unavailable to him, but there's a growing list of them as United face fixtures in three different competitions. Phil Jones is the ...

Date Posted,October 21, 2017
West Ham chiefs still keen NOT to sack Bilic ahead of crucial week for boss

Slaven Bilic's mood of despair after West Ham's defeat by Brighton of Friday has alarmed fans and the club. He is fighting to save his job and is under increasing pressure after the club’s disastrous start to the campaign. The West Ham hierarchy are desperate not to sack him, want to give him until the end of the season and still believe he can work his way through the crisis. Bilic was despondent following the loss on Friday night, although no decision on his future is expected this week. Bilic watched his side ...

Date Posted,October 21, 2017
Man City’s Silva to find out if he’ll be first Premier League star to face FA diving trial

Bernardo Silva will learn on Monday if he is to become the first Premier League player to be hit with a retrospective two-match ban for diving. The Manchester City midfielder won a penalty after going down under a challenge from Burnley keeper Nick Pope during his side’s 3-0 win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Burnley’s players claimed Silva dived to win the spot-kick and the FA’s on-field governance team will look at the incident today, to decide whether refer to it to a three-man panel that will decide ...

Date Posted,October 21, 2017
Newcastle’s players “excited” by potential takeover as Benitez’s side hit the top six

Rob Elliot has admitted a potential takeover of Newcastle is “exciting.” The Newcastle keeper kept another clean sheet as Rafa Benitez’s men soared into sixth place on Saturday night thanks to Mikel ­Merino’s header. Elliot revealed there is a positive vibe on and off the pitch and wants to ­ensure it stays. Newcastle were watched from the ­directors’ box by wealthy Geordie ­legend Sting, and Jimmy Nail. Elliot said: “There’s obviously ­interest which is exciting for everyone. “­Hopefully someone comes in who can take the club ­forward, which will be great. The ­infrastructure is ...

Date Posted,October 21, 2017
Klopp accused of “throwing Lovren under a bus” after Liverpool’s 4-1 defeat by Spurs

Liverpool fans have hit out at Jurgen Klopp's post-match comments, accusing him of "throwing Dejan Lovren under a bus". The Reds boss was distraught following Liverpool's 4-1 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Liverpool, who have stunned teams with their attacking football under the German, were off-colour throughout the game, especially were their defence was concerned. Klopp's side conceded just four minutes into the fixture before Spurs doubled their lead just eight minutes later, following a Lovren mistake. Dejan Lovren was replaced after 30 minutes and had a day to ...

Date Posted,October 21, 2017
Guardiola slams suggestion Man City can go all season unbeaten – ‘Will not happen’

Manchester City look invincible right now – but Pep Guardiola is having none of it. City opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a seventh straight win and already have the look of champions with only a quarter of the season gone. This win was their 11th in a row in all competitions in a single campaign, a club record that provided conclusive proof that City are unquestionably the team to beat this season. It is hard to see how they are going to come unstuck, ...

Date Posted,October 21, 2017