Tag: Julian Brandt

Aston Villa transfer news: AFC Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick becomes Roberto Di Matteo’s first signing at Villa Park

Aston Villa have completed the signing of defender Tommy Elphick from Bournemouth, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced. The 28-year-old becomes boss Roberto Di Matteo’s first signing and has penned a three-year deal at Villa Park.  Villa revealed on their official website that Elphick had completed a medical on Monday after cutting short his

Madejski statement ‘remarkable’ – Howe

Media playback is not supported on this device McDermott deserved longer – Madejski Reading chief executive Nigel Howe is disappointed chairman Sir John Madejski made public his disagreement with the sacking of former boss Brian McDermott. Madejski stated McDermott “should have been given longer” as new boss Jaap Stam was unveiled on Monday. “I thought

‘FA Cup final crucial for Van Gaal’

Alan Pardew, third from left, played against Manchester United in the 1990 final This season’s FA Cup is as significant for Louis van Gaal’s future as Manchester United manager as it was for Sir Alex Ferguson in 1990, says Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew. Palace meet United at Wembley next month in a repeat of

Kane eyes record

Spurs ace Harry Kane dreams of breaking Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record after bagging his 21st of the season. Kane’s double in the 3-0 win over Bournemouth at White Hart Lane on Sunday means the Tottenham striker has now equalled last season’s tally, while his total haul in the top flight now stands at

Benitez & Allardyce face ‘scary’ finish

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s goal ended a run of six straight defeats against Sunderland Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez and Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce both expect their fight to stay in the Premier League to go down to the wire. Both teams remain in the bottom three after drawing 1-1 in the Tyne-Wear derby, with Aleksandar Mitrovic’s late

Guus Hiddink on penalty decision to snatch Chelsea a draw with West Ham: ‘A very close call’

Guus Hiddink believes the penalty decision, which rescued Chelsea a draw with West Ham, was ‘a close call’. West Ham were leading the reigning Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge before Cesc Fabregas converted an 89th-minute spot-kick to earn a 2-2 draw. Referee Bobby Madley adjudged Ruben Loftus-Cheek had been tripped by Michail Antonio and