Tag: Mason Holgate

Karanka ‘justified’ in Traore approach

Adama Traore moved to Middlesbrough from Aston Villa in a swap-deal involving Albert Adomah Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka says his approach to selecting winger Adama Traore is justified. Fans have taken to the winger, 20, who has made nine appearances following his move from Aston Villa in August. However, only five have been starts

West Ham United v Burnley

West Ham’s Dimitri Payet scored a free-kick against Liverpool on Sunday TEAM NEWS Cheikhou Kouyate could return for West Ham on Wednesday after missing the weekend draw against Liverpool with a groin problem. Forward Andy Carroll suffered a cut to his face against his former club but is expected to be fit. Burnley duo Andre

Premier League stats of the weekend: Arsenal star’s scoring streak, tough times for Tottenham and Chelsea’s Costa

In a Premier League season which has gone through plenty of twists and turns already, there were yet more this weekend. Manchester City were beaten 4-2 by Leicester City as Jamie Vardy got back on the goal trail with a stunning hat-trick, meanwhile title challenging Liverpool stumbled too, drawing 2-2 with West Ham United. Manchester

Ipswich’s Smith feared for career

Tommy Smith played three matches this season before having surgery Ipswich Town defender Tommy Smith feared for his career after undergoing back surgery to fix nerve damage. The 26-year-old has not played since 9 September because of the injury. “I had to quickly get my head around it, took myself off for five minutes and