A Southampton victory was not in the script. On an emotionally charged afternoon at The Hawthorns the club paid a classy tribute to Cyrille Regis, their trailblazer of a striker, who died of a heart attack last month aged 59. Tear-jerking video tributes were played and warm speeches made with a host of Regis’
Crystal Palace host fellow relegation battlers Newcastle with both sides keen on a victory which would pull them nearer to safety. Palace started the season with four straight losses but have improved since Roy Hodgson took charge. He said: “Things are different from when we last met Newcastle (a 0-1 defeat in October). We
A first Manchester United goal for Alexis Sanchez, a five-goal thriller at the Hawthorns, and some spectacular strikes – it’s been another thrilling Saturday in the Premier League! Here’s what happened in the 3pm kick-offs… Bournemouth 2-1 Stoke City Substitutes Josh King and Lys Mousset struck second-half goals as in-form Bournemouth came from behind to inflict a
Leicester host an in-form Swansea at the King Power on the back of a turbulant week in which Riyad Mahrez asked to leave the club. Foxes manager Claude Puel said: “It is time to talk to Riyad [Mahrez], we have a good relationship and we need to manage the situation. “Riyad is not available
The injury-prone England striker was a surprise arrival on loan from Liverpool this week. He’s got just 12 matches to try and make the difference for the Premier League’s bottom club. And his new boss Alan Pardew is the man who has to carefully stage manage his star man. “We will be managing him
Marcos Alonso is loving life in front of goal this season. The Chelsea star has developed into one of the world’s most effective wing-backs since signing for the Blues in 2016, and he combines his fine defensive work with a ruthless streak in the final third. Alonso has scored 13 goals since arriving at Stamford
The 22-year-old centre-back, formerly of Wigan Athletic, has drawn comparisons to Manchester City’s John Stones because of his accomplished displays in the Scottish Premiership this season.
Celtic had been expected to snap him up in the January transfer window but Premier League clubs are preparing to outbid the Glasgow giants.
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Antonio Conte would welcome January reinforcements at Chelsea. The Blues head coach has continually bemoaned balancing the hectic fixture schedule with his small squad. “If there is the possibility to improve the squad numerically it would be a good choice,” Conte said on Thursday. “I’m ready to continue to play with all these players. They