The Footballer of the Year, who rejected a move to the Emirates after Arsenal met a £20million buy-out clause in his contract, was wasteful at Hull last weekend. And last night he missed the best chance of the match, shooting wide when in the clear. That guaranteed a stalemate which at least gave both sides
Media playback is not supported on this device England need to be patient – Harry Kane Harry Kane insists he is not suffering from burnout as he prepares to lead England’s attack against Iceland in the last 16 of the European Championship. The Tottenham striker was the Premier League’s top scorer last season but has
He added that the prospect of an isolated Germany representing the “haves”, and the rest of Europe the “have nots” would be key. The “new battle in Europe” would be between nations like France and Italy which saw Britain’s exit as a chance to “spend, spend, spend” their way out of economic strife, leaving Germany
Sunderland legend Julio Arca says boss Sam Allardyce will lead the side to a comfortable Premier League finish next season. The Black Cats have made a desperate fight against the drop an annual occurrence at the Stadium of Light but Arca believes in Allardyce they have the man to put a stop to that.
Southampton have confirmed the appointment of Frenchman Claude Puel as their new manager. The 54-year-old former Monaco and Nice boss has signed a three-year deal at St Mary’s, succeeding Ronald Koeman who left for Everton earlier this summer. Former Aston Villa coach Eric Black has been named as Puel’s assistant, with Pascal Plancque also joining Puel’s
Bristol City are on the verge of signing former West Ham midfielder Gary O’Neil on a free transfer. The 33-year-old made 31 appearances for Norwich last term before the expiry of his contract. It appeared that the Canaries wanted to retain him as they bid to bounce back to the Premier League at the first
Villa, who won the European Cup in 1982, were last relegated from the top flight in the 1986-87 season The £76m sale of Aston Villa to Chinese businessman Tony Xia is expected to be confirmed on Monday. Xia has proved to the Premier League and the Football League that he has adequate funds and has
The Ivorian has been seeking a move away from the Etihad since Pep Guardiola was announced as the new Manchester City boss. When the current Bayern Munich manager coached Toure at Barcelona, Pep phased the Ivorian out of his plans. And Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, told the Sun: “From this moment we start to discuss with
Harry Cardwell failed to score in five appearances at Woking earlier this season National League play-off hopefuls Braintree Town have signed striker Harry Cardwell on loan from Championship Reading until 30 April. The 19-year-old has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Royals, but had a five-game loan spell at Woking earlier this season.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hopes his young side have learned a valuable lesson in their Europa League exit at the hands of Borussia Dortmund. Spurs were beaten 2-1 on the night – 5-1 on aggregate – by the side sitting second in the Bundesliga. Pochettino hopes to be leading his side into games against opponents