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    NEWCASTLE UNITED return to action with a tough trip to West London where high-flying Fulham awaits. And the Magpies will be eager to find their mojo again having gone six Premier League games without a win. Start time: 3pm BST Live stream: Peacock (US) Fulham XI: To follow Newcastle XI: To follow JOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply) Follow ALL the action with our live blog below... Topics Football Premier League Sport Live Blogs Fulham Newcastle United YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The SunLive BlogARSENAL 3 SPURS 1 Xhaka's low strike sends Emirates into frenzy as Gunners open up leadCROWD HORROR Panic as stand COLLAPSES on cheering football fans with at least 14 injuredDOUBLE TROUBLE Keown says Hojbjerg and Bentancur are like the ‘Kray twins’ ahead of derbyPicturedLONE WANDARER Wanda Nara spills out of see-through dress after Icardi hinted couple made upFollow The SunServices Sign Up To The Sun About Us Editorial Complaints Clarifications and Corrections News...
    FOOTBALL fans have mocked the height difference between Erling Haaland and Lisandro Martinez ahead of the Manchester derby this weekend. Champions Man City host local rivals Man Utd at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon in both sides' first match back from the international break. 2Haaland will be looking to keep up his remarkable start to life at City this weekendCredit: Rex 2Martinez has begun to impress after a difficult start to his Premier League careerCredit: Getty Haaland has made an incredible start to life in England, scoring 14 goals in his opening 10 matches for Pep Guardiola's men. Meanwhile, Martinez suffered a traumatic first two games in the Premier League as Man Utd were beaten 2-1 by Brighton and then thumped 4-0 away at Brentford. Since then, four wins in a row - including victories over Liverpool and Arsenal - have coincided with some thoroughly impressive performances from Martinez - who arrived from Ajax for £55million in the summer. But that upturn in form has not stopped football supporters from pointing out the huge size difference between Haaland and the...
    TOTTENHAM have been hilariously trolled as "bottlejobs" after their new partnership with Coca Cola backfired. Spurs announced the link-up with the soft drink manufacturer on Thursday morning. 2Spurs announced the link-up with Coca Cola on ThursdayCredit: EPA 2The club have been mocked for their new partner But the North London outfit's latest sponsorship deal swiftly led to the club being mocked on social media. One person said: "Spurs has announced a partnership with Coca Cola. TAKING BOTTLING TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL ????????." While another added: "Spurs have announced a true bottling partner ????." And a third really piled in, saying: "Can see why Spurs was an obvious choice for sponsorship. Bottling and a club that needs canning." READ MORE TOTTENHAM NEWSYES WE KANE Where are Kane's Spurs team-mates from 2011 debut including 'mini Modric'? Opticians Specsavers were also quick to make fun of the Spurs-Coca Cola link-up. They put the two side by side and a handshake in the middle, before adding: "Experts in bottling." Tottenham have been criticised for failing to win a trophy over the past...
    IF Ethan Nwaneri wasn't already the coolest kid in school - he is now. The 15-year-old made his professional debut for Arsenal on Sunday, coming off the bench in the 3-0 win over Brentford. 11Nwaneri made his Prem debut aged 15Credit: Rex Nwaneri replaced goalscorer Fabio Vieira late on in the second half with the game already put to bed. His substitute appearance made him the youngest player in Premier League history at 15 years and 181 days. Nwaneri beat the record held by now Liverpool ace Harvey Elliott. Elliott was 16 years and 30 days old when he played for Fulham in 2019. READ MORE ON ARSENAL ARSENAL NEWS Arteta reaction after Brentford win, Ethan Nwaneri, 15, breaks Prem recordTrolled Toney Gabriel hilariously trolls Ivan Toney as Brentford ace has game to forget On the decision to bring on Nwaneri, Arteta said it was "a pure gut feeling". The Spaniard told Arsenal.com: "It was a pure gut feeling. I met the boy, I really liked what I saw. "Obviously Per and the academy staff gave me really good...
    ARSENAL summer signing Fabio Vieira scored an absolute wondergoal on his full Premier League debut. Vieira started for the Gunners at Brentford for the first time since overcoming his injury and delivered a smashing long-range shot from 25 yards. 1Arsenal ace Fabio Vieira scored an absolute wondergoal against BrentfordCredit: PA Fábio Vieira with a fantastic goal on his full Premier League debut! ⚽pic.twitter.com/GbqD3s2I8C— Sky Sports (@SkySports) September 18, 2022 THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY...The Sun is your go to destination for the best football, boxing and MMA news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video.Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheSunFootball and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunFootball. Most read in SportCANELO VS GGG 3 Alvarez BEATS Golovkin on points to settle historic rivalry in Las VegasPITCH PERFECT Watch busty Paige Spiranac wow crowd as she makes first pitch at Yankees gameMILKING IT Ronda Rousey tells all about hilarious moment that she lactated on a WWE iconWRONG TURN Ex-Dallas Cowboys star and 13-season NFL vet arrested in Texas Topics arsenal news Football Premier League Arsenal Fábio Vieira Mikel Arteta YOU...
    THE QUEEN was remembered on Friday night as the Premier League returned. A minute’s silence in honour of Her Majesty was held at Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest. 3Fans sang God Save the King while applauding The Queen ahead of kick-offCredit: Reuters 3Villa Park went dark as players observed a minute’s silence in memory of Her MajestyCredit: PA 3Nottingham Forest also paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth IICredit: PA Several fans at the City Ground shouted during the tribute. But their protests were drowned out by applause before fans at Forest and Villa Park sang God Save The King. The Queen's image was broadcast on the big screen as a minute's applause rang out around the two grounds. As part of the Premier League's new protocol no pre-match music was played while the pre-match handshake was also abandoned. READ MORE ON THE QUEENTOUCHING TRIBUTE Fans sing God Save the Queen before West Ham beat FCSB on sombre nightNOT A FAN Section of Sporting fans refuse to take part in minute's silence for the Queen Players, managers and match officials also wore...
    FIFA season is here and in just a few short weeks we’ll all be able to play the latest game, FIFA 23. With not long before launch day, fans are getting ready by looking up ratings and choosing their player of the month. While the Premier League ratings were available early, we now have a full list of the best 10 players in the world, as ranked by FIFA 23. Here’s who the game thinks are the best footballers in the world. 10. Cristiano Ronaldo - 90 - Manchester United 10Ronaldo is the oldest player in the top ten. Placing number four in the Premier League, a one point drop for Cristiano Ronaldo means he only just makes the top ten in the world. This change was expected though. At 37, Ronaldo is the oldest player in the top ten. Joining Man Utd last year, he’s still been a strong force for the team, and remains their top player. Despite the change, 90 is still a solid score and a good choice for any FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT). More in...
    PREMIER LEAGUE and EFL chiefs have cancelled this weekend's football following the death of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. After talks between bosses and government officials, the decision has been made to abandon the scheduled programme. 3West Ham paid tribute to Her Majesty the Queen on Thursday eveningCredit: PA 3There was a minute's silence at Old Trafford ahead of Manchester United's game against Real SociedadCredit: Reuters As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed.— Premier League (@premierleague) September 9, 2022 A Prem meeting and a call between sport bodies and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport took place this morning. The Government informed sport bodies that they were under no obligation to cancel scheduled games. But the decision has been made to call off the weekend's Premier League and matches after The Queen died yesterday, aged 96. Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement that Her Majesty Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history, had passed away peacefully at Balmoral. Read More On The QueenFAREWELL MA'AM Latest Queen...
    FIFA 23’s release date is fast approaching, and fans are excited to see how their favourite players will be ranked.  EA Sports has not only adjusted player ratings based on their performance last season. 11FIFA 23 launches at the end of the month.Credit: EA Sports Transfers will mean that players will perform differently based on their new teams. The top ten players have seen changes from FIFA 22, and five Premier League teams are dominating the top spots. Find out if your favourite player or team is included in FIFA 23’s top ten.  10. Erling Braut Haaland - 88 - Manchester City 11Haaland has proved his place early on in the season. Manchester City is lucky enough to have a few 88 rated players on their side.  More in FIFA 23SIGNING ON These transfers will COMPLETELY change up FIFA 23CAREER CHANGERS Career Mode has been improved and is coming back to FIFA 23 While Rúben Dias, Bernardo Silva, and João Cancelo all also rank at 88, we’ve picked Haaland due to his dominating start to the season. He has scored...
    MIKEL ARTETA has been lauded as "unbelievable" and a "great coach" by former mentee Phil Foden following Arsenal's stunning start to the season. The Gunners sit top of the Premier League table having won their opening three Premier League games after outclassing Crystal Palace, Leicester and Bournemouth. 2Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been lauded by Manchester City playmaker Phil FodenCredit: Getty 2City ace Foden worked with Arteta when the Spaniard was Pep Guardiola's assistant managerCredit: Getty Arsenal have earned rave reviews from their dazzling displays as they look a team transformed from the side that narrowly missed out on the top four last term. Much of their success has been credited to boss Arteta, with Foden not surprised having heaped huge praise on the Spaniard. Manchester City playmaker Foden worked with the 40-year-old at the Etihad when Arteta was Pep Guardiola's No2, before he departed in December 2019 to take charge of Arsenal. And after seeing his ex-team-mates Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko swap Manchester for North London this summer, City now trail Arsenal by two points. READ MORE ON...
    THE Premier League is back and clubs have been doing business all summer long. We have seen Manchester United land Casemiro, Manchester City add the sensational Erling Haaland and Arsenal bring in Gabriel Jesus but here’s a comprehensive list of the summer transfer in and out in the Premier League. 10 Darwin Nunez and Erling Haaland have made mega-money moves to the Premier League this summer Arsenal Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has raided his former club Manchester City twice this summer in bringing Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko to the Emirates for nearly £80m. There has also been quite a clearout with Alexandre Lacazette, Lucas Torreira and Bernd Leno all leaving the club. In Gabriel Jesus – Man City – £47m Oleksandr Zinchenko Man City – £31.5m Fábio Vieira – FC Porto – £31.5m Matt Turner – New England Revolution – £5.73m Marquinhos – São Paulo FC – £3.15m Out Mattéo Guendouzi – Olympique Marseille – £9.9m Lucas Torreira – Galatasaray – £5.4m Bernd Leno -Fulham – £3.24m Konstantinos Mavropanos – VfB Stuttgart – £2.88m Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon...
    NEWCASTLE fans mocked Jack Grealish after he was left out of Manchester City's matchday squad at St. James' Park. The England international, 26, picked up a knock against Bournemouth and was not fit enough to play a part against Toon. 1Jack Grealish was unavailable after picking up a knock against BournemouthCredit: Getty But that did not prevent Newcastle fans poking fun at the winger - claiming he bottled the chance to play against Miguel Almiron. Grealish previously made fun of the Paraguayan during City's Premier League title celebrations in May. He joked with Riyad Mahrez, suggesting he was taken off against Aston Villa in the last game of the season because he "played like Almiron." But Magpies boss Eddie Howe is confident Almiron and his team-mates will not be affected by Grealish's comment. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTransfer news Cristiano Ronaldo gets Sporting Lisbon OFFER, Dele Alli Besiktas loan AGREED He said: “I haven’t broached it with Miggy, I don’t think it’s something we really need to discuss. “I see a very happy person who is in a really good place....
    IVAN PERISIC left fans purring after taking corners for Tottenham with BOTH feet against Chelsea. The Croatia international, 33, joined Spurs on a free transfer this summer following his exit from Inter Milan. 3Perisic has left fans in awe with his two footed abilityCredit: Getty 3The Croatia international is naturally right footedCredit: Sky Sports 3Perisic got the assist for Kane's late equaliser using his left foot from a cornerCredit: Sky Sports Perisic has started both of his Premier League appearances from the bench but it didn't stop him from picking up the all important added-time assist in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea. One the buzz from the comeback at Stamford Bridge had died down, football fans noticed something incredibly rare. Perisic showed he has no weaker foot as he took corners using both his left and right feet. The left midfielder used his weaker left foot to pick out Harry Kane in the dying minutes against Chelsea to snatch a point. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLNO PAIN NO KANE Harry Kane reveals the two toughest defenders he has played against One...
    (CNN)Nicole Farley readily admits her industry is "cut-throat," but that does little to dampen her ambitions of reaching the top. A football coach who has worked with youth and academy teams on both sides of the Atlantic -- Chelsea, Arsenal and Reading in England and LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls in the United States -- Farley's goal is to gain her professional license."Coaching with the first team manager, somewhere on that grass," she tells CNN Sport. "It could be the male professional game or the female [...] The highest I can go."Farley is currently based at Premier League side West Ham having arrived last year as the club's first ever female coach.She says her coaching career to date has been driven resilience, self-belief, and a willingness to step out of her comfort zone -- qualities that are all the more necessary when you're a woman working in a male-dominated environment. JUST WATCHED'What are you doing here?': Lorna Falconer's fight to break football's glass ceilingReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCH'What are you doing here?': Lorna Falconer's fight to break football's glass...
    FOOTBALL fans have slammed Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez after a nightmare home Premier League debut saw him sent off against Crystal Palace. The Reds' newest attacker, 23, was dismissed in the second half for a ridiculous headbutt on Eagles centre-back Joachim Andersen. 1Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez walks off the field after he was shown a red card during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Super)Credit: AP A moment of madness from Darwin Núñez and hes shown a straight red card! ???? pic.twitter.com/YAErzuuUKq— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 15, 2022 And social media blew up about the Uruguayan's performance after he had also hit the post with a glorious chance in the first half. One person said: "Darwin Nunez worst home debut ever seen ????????. Red card and went about with timberlands on ????????????." Another added: "Nunez is an absolute fraud. Bloke miss-kicks it and falls over every time he has it. "Worst quality footballer I’ve seen in a long time." A third simply...
    MANCHESTER UNITED are no longer the most supported Premier League club in the USA. And in more bad news for Red Devils fans they have been overtaken by one of their biggest rivals. 2Erik ten Hag's Manchester United are no longer the most popular club in the USACredit: Reuters A recent survey conducted by Morning Consult showed United have been knocked off their perch in the States, having long been considered as the most popular team in the land. The club built a huge following across the pond during Sir Alex Ferguson's glittering 26 years at the helm. But they are no longer the most supported club in a country where the marketing opportunity for Premier League clubs is enormous. The likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Everton all jetted across the Atlantic before the start of the campaign on pre-season tour. Read More Man Utd NewsRED DEVILS LATEST Adrien Rabiot wage issues, Frenkie de Jong deal AGREED, Ronaldo latest Heading stateside during pre-season allows Prem clubs to tap into that huge market in the Land of...
    (CNN)Arsenal enjoyed a perfect start to the new English Premier League season as it beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park on Friday. A first-half header from Gabriel Martinelli and an own-goal from Palace defender Marc Guehi secured the three points as the league returned after just a 75-day break. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he was happy to get the first win on the board after what proved to be a tricky match. "Yes, really pleased to be winning. Three points, a clean sheet, against a really difficult opponent and a really tough place," he told reporters after the match."We showed great resilience to get through them, and it is really positive the way we started. Read More"We started really sharp, really mobile, really determined to play the way we wanted to play. Overall, positive."The Arsenal team had come under increased scrutiny with the season-opener in the same week as the release of the Amazon docuseries "All or Nothing" which documented the side's previous campaign. But the visitors did not look phased as the host of young stars started...
    ARSENAL midfielder Granit Xhaka picked up the first yellow card of the 2022-23 Premier League season... to the surprise of absolutely no-one. The 29-year-old has become known for receiving cautions on a regular basis since arriving to the Emirates in 2016. 2Granit Xhaka is known for picking up yellow cards following his switch to ArsenalCredit: Getty 2Gunners midfielder Xhaka was booked for simulation against Crystal PalaceCredit: Reuters Switzerland international Xhaka has now been shown a whopping 53 yellow cards for Arsenal in the top-flight. Ten of those came last season, and the ex-Borussia Monchengladbach skipper wasted no time in going into the referee's notebook this term. But instead of being booked for a rash challenge or tactical foul, Xhaka was penalised for a dive. Anticipating a tackle from Eagles defender Joachim Andersen, Xhaka went to ground towards the end of the first half. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Tielemans boost as Aouar deal lined up, Maddison waiting on BID And ref Stuart Attwell was having none of it as he quickly brandished the player with a yellow card. Fans weren't...
    BOURNEMOUTH are preparing a move for back-up Barcelona keeper Neto with Scott Parker keen to add experience at the back, according to reports. The newly-promoted side have made little dent in the transfer window so far despite a gruelling Premier League season ahead. 1If the move goes through, Neto could be switching the sights of Barcelona for Bournemouth beachCredit: Alamy But they could be about to change that with a move for Barcelona's no.2 goalkeeper. Neto plays second fiddle to Marc-Andre ter Stegen at the Nou Camp and the Mail report he is attracting the interest of the Cherries. The report says that Scott Parker wants to add some experience in between the sticks ahead of what will likely be a challenging year for the club in the top-flight. Bournemouth's current no.1 Mark Travers is only 23-years-old but played all but one Championship game last season. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTRANSFER NEWS Man City's £66m Gvardiol bid, Mendes 'pushing for Ronaldo exit' The club also conceded the fewest goals in the league last season. Meanwhile his back-up...
    CHELSEA fans are in LOVE with their new home kit for the upcoming season. Blues fans were far from pleased with the club's "leaked" away kit, which they say had "five-year-olds designing it". 3Trevoh Chalobah looked smart while posing in the new kitCredit: https://twitter.com/ChelseaFC/status/1544946820085956608 3The kit has a smart white and blue collarCredit: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cfs4LMMl6wI/?hl=en 3Chelsea fans are in love with the new kitCredit: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cfs4LMMl6wI/?hl=en In contrast, Chelsea's new Nike-designed home kit has gone down well with supporters. The new home jersey has a smart white and blue collar with a pattern. There's also a button which can be undone to open up more room around the neck. And the Nike logo has a light blue trim. READ MORE ON CHELSEABLUES LATEST Chelsea 'submitting £14m Ronaldo BID', Sterling deal 'to be completed TODAY' One fan said on the kit on Twitter: "Chelsea's new kit looks fire. No kit slander will be tolerated this season." Another said: "Who else is in love with this kit?" The fans think kit is great, but some want to see a new signing wearing it. That...
    Perth Zoo is mourning the death of Tricia, who at 65 years was believed to be one of the oldest elephants in the world.  The Asian elephant was a major attraction at the zoo for the past six decades and described as an 'icon' of Western Australia by Premier Mark McGowan.  Since her arrival at Perth Zoo in 1963 from Vietnam, she helped generations develop an appreciation for elephants and wildlife conservation.  Perth Zoo is mourning the death of 65-year-old Tricia (pictured) who was one of the oldest elephants in the world Since her arrival at Perth Zoo in 1963 from Vietnam, she helped generations develop an appreciation for elephants and wildlife conservation (pictured, Tricia enjoying a birthday treat) She is being remembered for her cheeky and loving nature, instantly capturing the hearts of anyone who took the time to come and see her.  West Australian Premier Mark McGowan shared a statement paying tribute to Tricia.  'Tonight, Western Australia farewells an icon... For many WA families, including my own, Tricia was a household name.' 'Her stature and her grace were...
    The Ukrainian Premier League is targeting August 20 for the return of the competition, despite the ongoing war and Russia targeting two of the three cities expected to host matches with missile strikes. In yet another brave show of defiance from Ukraine, the top flight has pressed on with plans to run a 16-team competition, starting in just under eight weeks and it has appealed to other European clubs for support. But Russian attacks on civilian targets in Kyiv and Lviv, and yesterday's attack on a shopping centre in Kremenchuk killing at least 18 people, will raise concern over current plans. Ukrainian Premier League set to return from August 20 after it was abandoned last season As President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the leaders of the G7 countries via video link in Germany on Monday, pleading for more weapons, Ukrainian football teams continued to return for pre-season training. The Premier League has committed to restarting the competition, after it was suspended and then abandoned last season following the Russian invasion on February 24. But while it has made an unambiguous decision...
    MIKE DEAN is enjoying the retired life, soaking up the sun on holiday, playing golf and sinking pints. Dean has been an official in the English top-flight since 2000 but hung up his whistle at the end of the season. 4Mike Dean toasts to his retirement by enjoying a beerCredit: MIKE DEAN 4Mike Dean hitting the golf courseCredit: MIKE DEAN He is now set to take up a role with VAR but sure is enjoying his time off before doing so. Dean, 54, has holidayed in Spain and Sweden while playing golf. But when the Premier League legend is not on the green he is sinking back some pints. Dean, who issued a record 114 red cards, created his Instagram account after his last game to sign off his refereeing career. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLCRIS CRASH Man Utd star Ronaldo's Bugatti involved in crash as police launch investigation He posted: "So much love for this game but time to call full time one last time. 22 years. 560 @premierleague games. "Some unbelievable memories and...
    THE PFA Premier League Team of the Year has been announced - with runners-up Liverpool dominating the star-studded XI. Jurgen Klopp's Reds fell agonisingly short in a thrilling final day of the 2021-22 season, ultimately coming up one point - and just a matter of minutes - short. 3 3Mohamed Salah has won his second PFA Premier League Player of the Year awardCredit: HANDOUT PFA AWARD The Anfield side played superbly all season - and their squad has been rewarded with no fewer than FIVE stars making the campaign's best XI. Alisson edged out Ederson to a spot between the sticks, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane - set to quit Liverpool and join Bayern Munich - two-thirds of a star-studded front three. Thiago was named in the heart of a midfield trio, while defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk also got the nod in the XI. They join ex-Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger - who has now moved to Real Madrid on a free transfer - and Joao Cancelo in the back-four. READ MORE SPORT STORIESTransfer news live Inter...
    MOHAMED SALAH has won his second PFA Premier League Player of the Year award after his sensational 2021-22 season, with Phil Foden retaining his Young Player gong. The Liverpool star, 29, joins a prestigious list of legends including Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry to win the annual award more than once. 3Mohamed Salah has won his second PFA Premier League Player of the Year awardCredit: HANDOUT PFA AWARD 3Phil Foden has been awarded the PFA Premier League Young Player of the Year award for a second straight yearCredit: HANDOUT PFA AWARD Salah tied Son Heung-min for the Golden Boot with 23 goals last season. His heroics led the Reds to within minutes of their second Premier League crown, but for Manchester City's heroics late in the season finale. The Egyptian star joins Ronaldo, Henry, Mark Hughes, Alan Shearer, Gareth Bale and Kevin de Bruyne as the only stars to win the award more than once. On his reward for a fine season, Liverpool ace Salah said: “It’s a great honour to win a trophy, individual or collective and this one...
    WHILE Liverpool and Real Madrid were parading trophies, days after Manchester City had done the same, Manchester United were announcing the severance of all ties with Ralf Rangnick. And with barely so much as a ‘See you later, innovator’. 4Ralf Rangnick's Man Utd exit brings to an end one of the league's strangest-ever chaptersCredit: Reuters Manchester United, surely you remember them? They used to win titles. Even after that, they still topped the Deloitte Football Money League. And they still ‘do great numbers’ on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. In the actual football, not so much. Under Rangnick, United  finished with six successive away defeats, an overall goal difference of zero and conceded a 35-point deficit to champions City. When Rangnick was appointed interim manager in November, United’s ‘football director’ John Murtough heralded him as “one of the most respected coaches and innovators in European football”. READ MORE SUN STORIESMAN UTD NEWS United 'very close' to Darwin Nunez signing, Timber agent at United office'SIMPLICITY IS KEY' Man Utd's new 2022-23 away kit leaked with white shirt and black shorts He also...
    America's takeover of English soccer runs much deeper than Ted Lasso and the billionaires behind it bear no resemblance to the plucky underdog and fictional football manager.  With the British government's approval of Todd Boehly's record-breaking $5.3 billion Chelsea purchase, Americans now control eight of 20 English Premier League teams, including recently promoted Fulham. Meanwhile other wealthy US investors own various stakes across all levels of British soccer, like Burnley of the EFL Championship, the country's second division.  Sanctions against outgoing Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich necessitated Wednesday's sale - the most expensive in sports history - but Boehly, co-owner of Los Angeles Dodgers, was one of many American billionaires lining up for their share of the EPL.  The Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs, as well as Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca and Woody Johnson, the New York Jets boss and Donald Trump's hand-picked UK ambassador, all made their own doomed runs at the Blues, as Chelsea is known.  Instead the winning bid was submitted by Boehly, who now joins the growing cabal of wealthy Yanks wading into England's prized domain. The following...
    Manchester City have promised to issue a lifetime ban to the fan who assaulted Aston Villa's Robin Olsen. Thousands of home supporters invaded the Etihad Stadium pitch after City sealed the Premier League title yesterday. Olsen, who had deputised for Emiliano Martinez, was struck by a fan during a pitch invasion. The shameful attack follows fans at Nottingham Forest, Port Vale and Everton being investigated after flashpoints with players and coaching staff during pitch invasions over the past week. Villa said in a statement later that Olsen took a 'bang on the back of the head' but is 'completely fine'. Aston Villa's Robin Olsen (circled) was hit when thousands of Man City fans invaded the pitch Olsen was ushered to safety by a steward but only after he was assaulted by Man City fans City fans could not hide their delight as they ran onto the pitch after the title was secured Police and stewards did all they could to keep the crowd contained but they ultimately failed Thousands of City fans managed to get onto the pitch...
    PREMIER LEAGUE ref Mike Dean is set to hang up his whistle at the end of the season, after 22 years in the game. But before that, the official, 53, could have a huge say on Leeds United's top-flight status. 7Controversial ref Mike Dean is retiring at the end of the campaignCredit: PA:Press Association 7Premier League stars won't be seeing Dean brandish cards out next seasonCredit: Reuters Dean will take charge of their crucial game at Elland Road on Saturday. And perhaps he might just give us another controversial or hilarious moment before he retires. Here's the best we've seen over the course of his career. Spurs have scored! Read more football newsGUNNERS NEWS Arsenal have 'SUBMITTED' £43m offer for Jesus, Hickey deal edges closerREF RIDE Wenger the ‘scariest Premier League manager ever’, not Fergie, says Mike Dean Perhaps the funniest Dean moment came during a game between Tottenham and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane in 2015. After Moussa Dembele scored from close range and sent Spurs fans wild, Dean was spotted racing to the centre circle appearing to...
    CHELSEA withdrew from the race to sign Erling Haaland because they had DOUBTS about his ability to play in the Premier League, according to reports. The 21-year-old will officially become a Manchester City player on July 1 after the club activated his £51million release clause. 1Erling Haaland will become a Manchester City player on July 1Credit: Reuters But Pep Guardiola's Premier League leaders weren't the only side sniffing around the goalscoring sensation. Chelsea too spent time monitoring Haaland, who has scored a whopping 85 goals in 88 games for Borussia Dortmund. But reporting back to club bosses, Blues scouts raised concerns about Haaland's ability to be as prolific in the Premier League, according to ESPN. The report states there were doubts as to whether his style of play would be suited to playing in the Prem. Read More On ChelseaTransfer news live Rice future EXCLUSIVE, Haaland CONFIRMED by City, Rudiger to Real DONE Haaland feeds off space in behind to run in to, something that is more frequently offered to strikers in the Bundesliga....
    TOTTENHAM have been mercilessly mocked on social media for 'ending' their trophy drought for having the best Premier League ground. The North London outfit have expressed their delight after scooping the "prestigious" Premier League Grounds Team of the Season award. 1Tottenham have won the Premier League Grounds Team of the Season award for the 2021-22 campaignCredit: EPA A proud tweet read: "A huge congratulations to our Grounds Team, who have won the prestigious Premier League Grounds Team of the Season award for 2021/22!" Supporters were quick to mock Spurs for finally adding to their trophy cabinet having not won a major honour since the League Cup in 2008. Replying to Tottenham's post, one user said: "Your grounds team won a trophy before your football team." Another joked: "Open top bus parade happening tomorrow at 12 noon." READ MORE ON TOTTENHAMRIK ROLL Eriksen ‘set to stay at Brentford and SNUB Man Utd and Tottenham interest’ A third quipped: "Omg, you won something! Fans & the team must be turning cartwheels with delight!" This supporter then stated: "When's the DVD coming out,...
    Chelsea have confirmed that terms have been agreed for Todd Boehly to complete his £4.25billion takeover of the club. Boehly's consortium was named as the preferred bidder to take over at Stamford Bridge by the Raine Group, the American bank who are overseeing the sale. He has partnered with fellow Dodgers owner Mark Walter, Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss as well as investment firm Clearlake Capital. Boehly saw off competition from consortiums fronted by Stephen Pagliuca and Sir Martin Broughton and even a late £4.25bn bid from Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Eldridge Industries chief executive Boehly was in London on Friday night, and is expected to attend Chelsea's Premier League clash with Wolves at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.  Chelsea confirmed on their official website in the early hours of Saturday morning that Boehly and his consortium can purchase the club, following the UK Government's approval.  The statement read: 'Chelsea Football Club can confirm that terms have been agreed for a new ownership group, led by Todd Boehly, Clearlake Capital, Mark Walter and Hansjoerg Wyss, to acquire the Club. 'Of...
    PEP GUARDIOLA and his glum Manchester City stars have arrived back in England after their devastating Champions League collapse in Madrid last night. The Premier League leaders led the tie 5-3 on aggregate going into the 90th minute, only to concede twice in quick succession. 6Pep Guardiola remained polite as he left MadridCredit: EPA 6City stars trudge off the plane at Manchester AirportCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke After Rodrygo's late double sent the match to extra time, Karim Benzema won the tie for Real Madrid from the penalty spot. Guardiola, 51, admitted after the game that City will need "one or two days" to recover from the devastating defeat. His side have now arrived home following their disappointment. City stars appeared tired as they disembarked at Manchester Airport earlier today. Read More Football StoriesMAD FOR IT Inside Real Madrid's dressing room celebrations after epic win over Man City They will now continue to process the disappointing result, before turning their attention back to the Premier League. The league leaders host Newcastle United on Sunday, with the title race with Liverpool...
    MANCHESTER UNITED fans have called for Cristiano Ronaldo to be appointed as captain after footage of his pre-match ritual was shared online. The 37-year-old stole the show at Old Trafford on Saturday as he banged in a hat-trick in the 3-2 win against Norwich. 2Cristiano Ronaldo made contact with each of his team-mates in the tunnel prior to the 3-2 win against NorwichCredit: Premier League 2Fans have praised Ronaldo's leadership qualities after witnessing his pre-game ritualCredit: Premier League It was his second treble from his last three Premier League games as he brought up 21 goals for the season. His dazzling display against the Canaries saw him bank a cool £850,000. When Ronaldo returned to United in the summer, a set of incentives were included in the deal. Ronaldo's heroics saw him bank two of those — the first a £750k bonus for reaching 20 goals and then another £100k for his hat-trick strike. Read more on SunSportMan Utd news Erik ten Hag wants Bergwijn as first transfer, Cristiano Ronaldo LATEST Having reached his initial goals target, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner will continue...
    MANCHESTER CITY and Liverpool couldn't be split during their two pulsating Premier League meetings this season. But something has got to give under the Wembley arch this afternoon. 4Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are the two best managers in the worldCredit: AFP 4There has so far been nothing to separate Man City and LIverpool this seasonCredit: Getty The two sides have twice drawn 2-2 during this blistering campaign, most recently at the Etihad last weekend. Only one, however, can line up against Chelsea or Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on May 14. Guardiola vs Klopp, De Bruyne vs Salah, Dias vs Van Dijk - this match has come to epitomise more than merely the finest football that this country has to offer. Manchester City vs Liverpool is now a battle of the two greatest teams on the planet. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLGUARD UP Man City boss Guardiola pelted with bottles amid Atletico Madrid chaosLIVERPOOL 3 BENFICA 3 (6-4 AGG) Firmino keeps quadruple dream alive with Villarreal up next Just a point separates them in the Premier League title...
    MANCHESTER United stars have been pictured in training after their disappointing 1-0 loss to Everton - and look in remarkably good spirits. The Red Devils face a visit from Norwich City on Saturday hoping to bounce back from their embarrassing loss to Frank Lampard's side. 1Lingard, Bailly and Sancho remain positive despite United's recent slumpCredit: Getty The defeat has left United with a lot of work to do if they want to achieve a top four finish this season, as they now sit six points behind fourth-place Tottenham. Failing to get into the top four could have dire consequences for United's prospective rebuild under their new manager - likely to be Erik ten Hag - as their budget could be slashed to just £20m. United need to wrestle themselves back into some form after picking up just one win from their last seven in all competitions. Current boss Ralf Rangnick is only in charge until the end of the season, but this has not stopped him from accumulating the worst win rate of any United manager...
    TIMO WERNER bagged his first Premier League goals in SIX MONTHS as Chelsea ran riot against Southampton. The Blues showed no sign of being affected by the sanctions placed on them as they ran out 6-0 winners at St Mary's. 3Timo Werner was back amongst the goals in Chelsea's demolition of SouthamptonCredit: Getty 3The Germany international scored the Blues' third and fifth goalsCredit: PA 3The strikes were Werner's first league goals in over six monthsCredit: AFP Germany international Werner ended his personal drought in the 21st minute, capitalising on a misplaced header from James Ward-Prowse before rounding Fraser Forster and tapping home. And he was at it again five minutes after the restart - firing home from inside the 18-yard-box after Forster saved a tame effort from N'Golo Kante. Werner's haul for the match could've been even greater had he not hit the woodwork a staggering THREE times. The German's last league goal, coincidentally, came in the Blues' shock 3-1 loss to Saints at Stamford Bridge last October. Read More on The SunCRUNCH TALKS Boris Johnson meets Ukrainian president Zelensky...
    NORTH LONDON rivals Tottenham and Arsenal will go head-to-head for a top-four finish in the Premier League. Antonio Conte's men currently occupy the fourth and final Champions League place after an emphatic 5-1 win over Newcastle on Sunday. 3Tottenham have an easier end to the season on paper 3Conte's Spurs are currently sitting in the fourth Champions League spotCredit: REX FEATURES 3Arsenal fell to a 3-0 defeat to Palace on MondayCredit: ALAMY The win lifts Spurs onto 54 points with just eight games to go. Arsenal are also on 54 points but failed to recapture fourth after an embarrassing 3-0 away defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday night. Goals by Jean-Philippe Mateta, Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zaha sealed a historic win for Patrick Vieira's side. The Gunners do have a game in hand over their rivals, but having games in hand doesn't necessarily mean they'll pick up points. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Crystal Palace LOSS reaction, Paulo Dybala Gunners transfer prepared Key player Kieran Tierney's season could be over after returning from the international break with...
    MIKEL ARTETA has been named Premier League manager of the month for March, with Harry Kane scooping up the player gong. The Arsenal boss guided his team to three wins out of four last month, with the Gunners clambering into fourth place. 3Mikel Arteta has been awarded March's manager of the monthCredit: Getty 3Harry Kane picked up March's player gongCredit: Tottenham Hotspur FC Arteta, 40, tasted victory over Watford, Leicester and Aston Villa - although his side were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool. In fact, Jurgen Klopp's side won all of their matches in March, but the German was overlooked for Arteta. Thomas Tuchel, meanwhile, also won all of his matches in what could have been an extremely difficult month for Chelsea given off-field matters. But Tuchel was also snubbed. Read More Football StoriesWORLD CUP DRAW All the info on draw for Qatar 2022 World Cup Kane, meanwhile bagged the Premier League player of the month award for a record seventh time. The Tottenham star scored twice in his side's 5-0 battering of Everton before adding further efforts against Manchester United...
    MANCHESTER CITY and Liverpool are preparing for yet another blockbuster Premier League title showdown. With nine games remaining the two sides are separated by just one point - defending champions Man City taking a slim advantage into the last two months of the campaign. 1The title run-ins for both Manchester City and Liverpool Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp will come head-to-head at the Etihad on April 10 in what could well prove to be a title decider. But there are also eight more games between now and the end of the season. SunSport has taken a look at each of their run-ins and established who is best-placed to clinch the Prem crown come May 22. Here is how both sides' fixtures shape up. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available from our bookmaker partners WEMBLEY WOE Liverpool's FA Cup semi with Man City WILL be at Wembley despite fan outrage Manchester City's run-in If Guardiola was to honestly answer which of the two teams' run-ins he would prefer to have, I'm sure he...
    THE PGMOL and Mike Dean are yet to make a decision over the referee’s future. Dean, 53, oversaw Manchester City’s FA Cup quarter-final 4-1 win over Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday amid speculation he could retire at the end of the campaign. 2Premier League Mike Dean could retire at the end of the seasonCredit: Eddie Keogh Telegraph Media Group 2Dean has taken charge of over 500 Premier League matchesCredit: Ian Walton Telegraph Media Group But speculation was rife that the veteran ref will walk away at the end of this campaign before he took charge of Manchester City’s FA Cup quarter-final victory over Southampton on Sunday. However, SunSport understands that no decision has been made so far by Dean or the refereeing governing body over whether he will continue next season. Should Dean put down his whistle at the end of the campaign, he could stretch his red card record by taking up the role of Video Assistant Referee at Stockley Park. Dean is about to finish his 22nd year of Premier League officiating having developed into one of...
    A TOP-FOUR finish is Arsenal's to lose DESPITE the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool. At the start of the season when the Gunners lost their first three league fixtures, there was a divide over whether Mikel Arteta was the right man for the job. 2Arsenal turned in a resilient performance despite losing and are favourites to finis fourthCredit: GETTY An embarrassing opening day defeat to league newcomers Brentford was followed up with losses to Chelsea and defending Premier League champions Manchester City, where they lost 5-0. Some fans wanted Arteta gone, others said 'trust the process.' Well, six months on Arteta's men have turned their season around and are back in control of their own destiny. A mixture of high pressing out of possession and lighting fast counter attacks has the Gunners playing 'The Arsenal Way' again. Read more on Cheltenham CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL Punters brave torrential rain and mud as Day 2 races get underway A young manager has the control and the respect of his young team. And the Spaniard wasn't shy to rid the club of players...
    LONDON (AP) — Premier League says Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich disqualified as a director of the club after government sanctions. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    ARSENAL play host to Leicester City this Sunday, in a Premier League clash that sees the Gunners fighting for the top four. Leicester are usually in and around the hunt for a top four spot in recent seasons, but this year have seen a dip in form, and currently sit in twelfth place in the Premier League. 1Bukayo Saka is leading the new generation at The Emirates.Credit: Getty The Gunners have really turned a corner under Mikel Arteta, and have been sublime in their past four games, which have all been wins. They have a host of young talents such as Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard, who have been impeccable behind experienced number nine - Alexandre Lacazette. The Foxes, however, are always a tough challenge for any team, and on their day can be a stunning team to watch. Their twelfth place standing this season is somewhat misleading, as they have three games in hand on most teams above them, which if they won all three, could see them as high as ninth....
    JUDE BELLINGHAM admits Borussia Dortmund have ‘let the fans down’ after their shock Europa League exit to Rangers. The German giants were beaten 4-2 on home turf by the Gers last week but still headed to Ibrox yesterday in confident spirits of overturning that advantage. 2Jude Bellingham was on the scoresheet and impressed in the defeat to RangersCredit: Getty 2The star said afterwards that his side had let their supporters downCredit: EPA But the Bundesliga side were held to a 2-2 draw by Rangers to ensure that it was the Scottish Premiership club that progressed to the last-16 of the Europa League. England international Bellingham, 18, still managed to add to his burgeoning reputation with another impressive display. And the star, who scored in both legs, claimed afterwards that Dortmund had failed to perform to their maximum over the tie. The gutted teen, who is wanted by Liverpool, told BT Sport: “It was brilliant to play in. A good team, a good test. “We didn't have the bite we had in the first half. It's just one of those nights,...
    MANCHESTER UNITED star Jesse Lingard worked up a sweat in a toiling gym session this week. The Red Devils star posed shirtless for several pictures after hitting the weights for an intense workout, just days after getting a new tattoo in tribute to his daughter. 3Jesse Lingard worked up a sweat in the gymCredit: https://www.instagram.com/jesselingard/ 3Lingard posed shirtless for several snaps after hitting the weightsCredit: https://www.instagram.com/jesselingard/ 3Lingard is keeping his fitness levels up for Man Utd's run-inCredit: https://www.instagram.com/jesselingard/ Lingard, 29, hasn’t played much football for United this season. Indeed, he has featured just 11 times in the Premier League this season. But the England midfielder is clearly taking his fitness seriously as he bids to play a part in United’s run-in. Lingard failed to secure a move away from Old Trafford in January despite entering the final six months of his contract. And the ace appeared to hit out at Ralf Rangnick for blocking an exit following an approach from Spurs. However, Tottenham look to have missed the boat now. Most read in Premier LeagueFIRE AND FURY Sun 'has been...