Jordan Obita had never scored for Reading in 123 appearances Reading reached the third round of the EFL Cup with a 4-2 penalty shootout win over MK Dons. Jordan Obita scored the decisive spot-kick, the Dons having missed two of their four attempts after the game finished 2-2 following extra time. MK Dons took the
The former Barcelona ace believes the Belgian can help the Blues to success once more, after being named the PFA Player of the Year for the season before last. Pedro signed for Chelsea 11 months ago after a glittering career in Spain, and is confident Hazard knows how to bounce back from last year’s disappointment.
Joe Allen played in every game for Wales at Euro 2016 Stoke City have signed Wales midfielder Joe Allen from Liverpool for £13m. The 26-year-old, who had a year left on his contract, was also a target for the Potters’ Premier League rivals Swansea, whom he left to join Liverpool in 2012. “It’s been a
More than 109,000 people watched Man Utd v Real Madrid in Michigan in 2014 – a record football crowd in USA Premier League teams will clock up an estimated 172,413 miles in total during pre-season for friendlies and tours. Tottenham travel furthest with 22,468 miles, including a trip to Australia, followed by Chelsea’s 14,345 miles.
Chelsea will be busy strengthening their squad over the summer. Antonio Conte might be focused on Italy’s quarter-final against Germany, but he still has one eye on business with the Blues. And reports claim the Italian is close to agreeing his first signing for the club, in the shape of a new centre forward. CHELSEA’S
Media playback is not supported on this device Everton’s Ronald Koeman wary of ‘fights’ with Southampton New Everton boss Ronald Koeman says it would be “difficult” for him to sign players from former club Southampton. Koeman, who spent two seasons as Saints manager, was reported to be interested in signing defender Virgil van Dijk. The
West Brom striker Saido Berahino is understood to be attracting interest from Premier League rivals Stoke this summer. The Baggies stood firm 12 months ago when offers in the region of £20million arrived from the likes of Tottenham, however his price has now dropped hugely after a lack of football.
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A record total of 525,000 people successfully completed applications during the whole of Tuesday, he told MPs. Robust testing of the online registration system had taken place but it still could not cope with “unprecedented” demand which at its peak on Tuesday at 10.15 pm measured 214,000 applications an hour, nearly three times the previous
Ed Upson helped Yeovil win promotion to the Championship in 2013 League One-bound MK Dons will sign midfielder Ed Upson on 1 July when his contract with Millwall expires. The 26-year-old ex-Yeovil man has been a Lions player since 2014, but was one of seven to be released after the League One play-off final loss.
James McCarthy’s inclusion in Republic of Ireland’s 23-man squad for Euro 2016 is not in doubt despite his latest injury setback. The Everton midfielder, who looked fit and back to his best on the final day of the Premier League season when he scored in the 3-0 win over Norwich, will not feature for his