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“We don’t need to prove anything to Troy Deeney!” – Jack Wilshere hits back at Watford star for “cojones” remark

Jack Wilshere has hit back at Troy Deeney after he announced Arsenal lack "cojones" following their 2-1 defeat to Watford. The Hornets striker converted a penalty against the Gunners, who were leading their Premier League clash at the time, and helped turn the game around in the home side's favour. Speaking to BT Sport after the match, Deeney said: "I've heard Wenger's already blaming that [the penalty] as the reason they lost. "Well, I'm not one to tell Mr. Wenger about himself, but the reason they lost wasn't due to one ...

Date Posted,October 18, 2017
Meet football’s new first lady as Amanda Staveley edges toward buying Newcastle United in £300million deal

Yorkshire born and bred, Amanda Staveley has become the front-runner to become the newest owner in the Premier League. The 44-year-old who runs PCP Capital Partners entered a non-disclosure agreement with Newcastle United on Thursday ahead of an anticipated £300m bid for the club. If Staveley does complete the deal to take over at St James' Park it's fair to say Britain’s ‘most glamorous financier’, according to This is Money, will be a departure from Mike Ashley's reign at the club. Staveley was once involved romantically with Prince Andrew, Duke of York, before ...

Date Posted,October 18, 2017
De Bruyne rules Chelsea out of title race as Man City sit top of Premier League

Kevin De Bruyne reckons the title race is likely to come down to a straight fight between Manchester's rival clubs. Pep Guardiola's City, inspired by De Bruyne's brilliance this season, currently lead Jose Mourinho's United by two points at the top of the Premier League. Although third-placed Tottenham remain within touching distance, five points adrift of City, De Bruyne admitted it is already looking like City versus United for the title. “For the moment I think so, but everybody's still there,” said De Bruyne. “It's so early. If you lose two or three games ...

Date Posted,October 18, 2017
FA probe claims England Women’s goalkeeping coach ‘repeatedly spoke to Aluko in Caribbean accent’

Eni Aluko's claim that England women's goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall repeatedly spoke to her in a Caribbean accent, is being investigated by the Football Association. The astonishing allegation was made by Aluko during her testimony to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee in Westminster on Wednesday. In a short statement, a spokesperson said: "The FA can confirm we are investigating England Women goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall following new evidence that came to light on Wednesday alleging unacceptable behaviour towards Eniola Aluko during an England camp." Welshman Kendall, 36, was appointed in ...

Date Posted,October 18, 2017
Man United fans poke fun at Depay as former player misses great opportunity to score vs Everton

Manchester United fans have been poking fun at former player Memphis Depay after he missed a great opportunity to score against Everton on Thursday. The Lyon forward found himself through on goal for the Ligue 1 club in their Europa League clash with the Toffees at Goodison Park. Depay was one on one with the keeper, despite being under a bit of pressure from the defenders around him, and should have scored. But instead of burying his shot past Jordan Pickford in the Everton goal, he fired a tame effort into the England ...

Date Posted,October 18, 2017
‘Conte is clueless!’ Chelsea fans outraged after decision to replace Luiz backfires

David Luiz couldn't hide is disappointment when he was substituted during Chelsea's draw with Roma in Wednesday night's Champions League draw - and it seems the fans have his back. The Brazilian put the Blues ahead with a stunning long-range effort in the 11th minute and the Chelsea faithful thought he was pulling his weight in the midfield. But when he was taken off just before the hour mark, replaced by Pedro, with Chelsea leading 2-1 Antonio Conte suffered the ire of the fans. Luiz was visibly annoyed when he saw his number ...

Date Posted,October 18, 2017
The next Conor McGregor? Young Arsenal star Nelson “hopes to go into MMA”

He's only just breaking into the Arsenal team, but young Gunner Reiss Nelson is already making plans for life after football. Big plans. Because the 17-year-old - who is tipped to feature when the Gunners face Red Star Belgrade in the Serbian capital in the Europa League on Thursday - has an eye on a rather drastic change of sporting career. He wants to go into MMA. Nelson started the Europa League clash at BATE Borisov (Image: REUTERS) McGregor is Nelson's role model (Image: Sportsfile) Speaking to the latest issue of the Arsenal ...

Date Posted,October 18, 2017
Liverpool coach Gerrard hugely impressed by young Reds forward Woodburn

Wales star Ben Woodburn's professional attitude has impressed Steven Gerrard, who is benefiting from the teenager's input at youth team level. Woodburn, the youngest goalscorer in Liverpool's history, made nine appearances for the Reds' first team last season but has made just one 45-minute substitute appearance in the current campaign despite some encouraging cameo performances in World Cup qualifiers for his national side. However, his absence from Jurgen Klopp's plans has been Gerrard's gain as he has made Woodburn, who turned 18 on Sunday, captain for his UEFA ...

Date Posted,October 18, 2017
Spurs keen to stop Liverpool fans from buying home tickets for Wembley match

Tottenham are taking steps to ensure that Liverpool fans don't buy the remaining tickets on offer for Sunday's Premier League clash at Wembley. Liverpool were handed an allocation of just 3,116 inside the national stadium, which holds 90,000 fans, and they soon sold out. Spurs, who are based at Wembley while White Hart Lane is redeveloped, have yet to have a full house in the Premier League so far this season, report the Liverpool Echo. The match against Liverpool went on general sale with Tottenham's website stating there was ...

Date Posted,October 18, 2017
Mourinho told United players to target young Benfica keeper before game

Mancheste4r United manager Jose Mourinho specifically told his players to target Benfica's young goalkeeper before the game, according to Nemanja Matic. Mile Svilar became the youngest ever goalkeeper to start a Champions League game, breaking former Real Madrid stopper Iker Casillas' record and Mourinho realised his players needed to capitalise on his inexperience, report the Manchester Evening News. And it was a mistake from the the Belgium youth international that gave United the win after he carried Marcus Rashford's free kick into the back of his own net. After the ...

Date Posted,October 18, 2017