Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 - 12:22:28
1000 results - (0.011 seconds)

Premier League:

latest news at page 1:
    BRIGHTON ace Leandro Trossard has admitted he would love to join former boss Graham Potter at Chelsea. However, the Belgium ace, 27, is adamant speculation is pointless until an offer comes in. 1Brighton ace Leandro Trossard wants to go to ChelseaCredit: Alamy Potter was appointed Blues boss earlier this month, after the sacking of German coach Thomas Tuchel. And several of his former players have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, Recent reports suggested the forward was top of the English manager's wish list. Trossard isn't interested in the speculation, but told Het Niuewsblad "I want to go" if Chelsea did make their move when the transfer window opens in January. Read more chelsea newsBELL DASH Bellingham available for £83m CASH as Man City, Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea scrap “I feel very good. We had a super good start with Brighton,” he said. “I have evolved tremendously. I now know how Premier League works. I’ve grown tremendously in that. Confidence, mentally, physically, … I have become better. “I have mastered the tricks now. Our coach did leave for Chelsea...
    ARSENAL are reportedly battling three Premier League rivals for Alex Baena after identifying the Villarreal winger as a possible alternative to Mykhaylo Mudryk. The Gunners have been heavily linked with a swoop for Shakhtar Donestk star Mudryk after failing to secure his services in the summer. 1Villarreal winger Alex Baena is claimed to be attracting interest from ArsenalCredit: Getty It has been claimed that Arsenal deemed the 21-year-old as too expensive, with Fabrizio Romano stating Shakhtar have slapped a £44.6million asking price on him. But it has been rumoured that the North London outfit remain keen on the Ukraine international ahead of a possible transfer in January. However, Sport have declared that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keeping tabs on his Spanish compatriot Baena after his stunning start to the season. Back from his loan at Girona, Baena, 21, is Villarreal's top scorer with six goals in ten games in all competitions, while he has also chipped in with two assists. READ MORE ON ARSENALARSENAL NEWS Gunners plan DOUBLE Juventus raid for Vlahovic & Miretti, Partey injury BLOW His stats...
    EFL clubs are hurriedly working out if early kick-offs can save them money on using their floodlights. But cash counters seem to think it will cost even MORE to change games radically. 2EFL clubs are concerned about racking up huge bills with their flood lightsCredit: Rex Features 2The cost of living crisis has prompted the EFL to contemplate having more early kick offsCredit: REX Some EFL clubs are dead against the idea while others who plan to try are unsure it will help. As revealed here months ago, clubs face energy bills which have doubled or trebled. There is leeway to change kick-off times and some are planned — but many think it will mean fewer fans and a big financial hit at bars and food stalls. One leading official said: “Moving kick-offs by two or three hours will impact crowds. READ MORE IN SPORTFootball news Fixtures latest as football set to resume but Arsenal's Europa clash off “It would only take 50 fewer people and that would be up to £1,000 gone for ONE game. “And that would be...
    GARY O’NEIL is set for extra time as Bournemouth boss under new owner William Foley. The American businessman is about to conclude a takeover deal and deciding on a full-time gaffer will be his first priority. 1Bournemouth caretaker manager Gary O'Neil is yet to lose any of his opening three games in chargeCredit: Reuters O’Neil, 39, has been in caretaker charge since Scott Parker was sacked last month. And sources close to Foley, 77, say he is happy with O’Neil’s work and has heard good things about him. The ex-Cherries coach has been nominated for the Prem’s Manager of the Month award. Ex-Burnley chief Sean Dyche is among those linked with the post but Foley looks set to stick with O’Neil for now. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLFOOTBALL LATEST England RELEGATED in Nations League, Bara 'rushing' to seal Griezmann deal The new owner is likely to review the squad and manager situation in January. Parker was relieved of his duties after Bournemouth lost three out of their opening four Premier League matches. But they are unbeaten under O'Neil, with the 39-year-old...
    FORMER Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg joked that he would get the entire Sidemen team tattooed on his bum. The 47-year-old was back in middle on Saturday, taking charge of Sidemen's sellout charity match against a team of YouTube AllStars at The Valley. 2Clattenburg celebrated refereeing the Euro 2016 final and 2016 Champions League with two tattoos 2Mark Clattenburg joked he'll get Sidemen tattooed on his bum after refereeing game And when Clattenburg was interviewed in the dressing room ahead of the game, he joked he's so excited he'll get the entire team inked on himself. Asked which player he would get inked he could pick any, Clattenburg told YouTube: "Sidemen, why not? Not one player, I want Sidemen." He was quizzed whether there is a body part big enough to fit all of the players on himself and he responded by pointing to his backside. Clattenburg already has two football-related tattoos, prompted by his memorable 2016 which saw him referee three major cup finals. READ MORE ON FOOTBALLSIDEMEN FC 8 YOUTUBE ALL STARS 7 Miniminter hits HAT-TRICK as...
    SCOTLAND will be determined to edge closer in sealing Nations League group qualification when they take on Republic of Ireland TODAY. Two wins over Armenia in June saw the Scots overcome the misery of failing to qualify for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. 2Ireland annihilated Scotland 3-0 when the nations last met in JuneCredit: AFP And they'll be hoping that they can find that form once again to top Group B League 1 come the conclusion of the group stages. However, Scotland's one blip during the last international break was Republic of Ireland who demolished them 3-0 in Dublin. But they'll be eager to get their revenge and claim the bragging. What time does Scotland vs Rep of Ireland kick off? Scotland are set to entertain Republic of Ireland TODAY - Saturday, September 24. It is scheduled to kick off at 7:45pm UK time. Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland is the allocated arena for this huge encounter and it can host approximately 51,866 fans. The Irish embarrassed Scotland 3-0 when these nations last met. Read More...
    CHELSEA defender Thiago Silva wants to carry on playing until he's 40. Silva celebrated his 38th birthday on Thursday, but revealed that he's hoping to continue in the professional game for another two years. 1Silva won the Champions League in his first season at ChelseaCredit: Getty For that to happen at Chelsea, he would have to sign a contract extension, though. That's because his current Blues terms expire next summer. But Silva has played every minute in the Premier League for Chelsea this season, which suggests there's every chance he'll be offered another deal. The Brazil international told Chelsea's official website: "I talk often with Zlatan and recently more often because Chelsea will play against AC Milan in the Champions league. READ MORE ON FOOTBALLFOOTBALL LATEST England RELEGATED in Nations League, Bara 'rushing' to seal Griezmann deal "My aim is to play until I'm 40 years old but I don’t know if it will be this level or this competition. "It depends on this season and we’ll see what will happen in the World Cup. "It also depends on a...
    ARSENAL have been handed a big boost in their pursuit for Mykhaylo Mudryk, after he revealed it is his dream to play in the Premier League. Mudryk, 21, has been linked with a move to a number of clubs ahead a move away from current club Shakhtar Donetsk, with English sides among those monitoring his progress. 2Mykhaylo Mudryk made his Ukraine debut in June but already has six capsCredit: Kenny Ramsay And in a big boost to The Gunners, Mudryk revealed it was possible for him to play in the league one day. He told The Times: "Yes, yes, it is possible (to come to the Premier League). "The Premier League is the best league in the world and everyone want to play in this league." Mudryk has caught the eye with his performances this season, with starring performances in both Champions League games against RB Leipzig and Celtic which sees him lead the goal contribution charts in the competition with four. READ MORE ON ARSENALARSENAL NEWS Gunners plan DOUBLE Juventus raid for Vlahovic & Miretti, Partey...
    THE PRODUCERS of Netflix's popular series 'Formula 1: Drive To Survive' have approached the Premier League over producing a similar documentary for them. Box To Box Films - the company behind Drive to Survive - want to add the Premier League to their portfolio of sports they cover in tell-all and exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries. 2The Premier League have been approached over a 'Formula 1: Drive To Survive' style documentaryCredit: AP 2Since DTS began airing F1 has seen a boom in popularity, with record viewing figures in 2021Credit: Getty According to The Times, clubs were informed of the idea earlier this week and talks will now take place ahead of the potential project. F1 has seen a massive boom in popularity since the series began to air on Netflix in 2019. It gave viewers an insight into an otherwise exclusive world where driver's personalties only shone through in press conferences and on track. Last season's dramatic title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen saw record viewing figures and attendances at a number of races across the season....
    LEONARDO BONUCCI admits he has had to do his homework on Ivan Toney. Brentford striker Toney, 26, could make his Three Lions debut against Italy on Friday night after being called up for Gareth Southgate’s last squad before November’s World Cup. 2Ivan Toney in England training with Jack GrealishCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun 2Leonardo Bonucci will have to do his homework on ToneyCredit: Getty Despite his stunning form for the Bees in the Premier League, Toney is not yet a household name overseas like England skipper Harry Kane. And Italy’s veteran centre back Bonucci says he has spent longer in the video analysis room to prepare for a potential first meeting with Toney on the pitch. When asked about the attacking talent at Southgate’s disposal, Bonucci, 35, said: “With Kane, we have played many matches against each other. “I believe he is a great striker and among the best in the world. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLFOOTBALL LATEST England train ahead of Italy test, David Silva fined for woman grab “And the new one? We will see. I watched some...
    HARRY KANE crashed his car in a Costco car park because he was nervous ahead of his first Premier League start for Tottenham. The Tottenham and England striker has his nervy moments despite typically being as cool as a cucumber in front of goal. 4Kane crashed in a Costco car park ahead of his Premier League debutCredit: Instagram @HarryKane 4Kane went on to score in the 5-1 win over SunderlandCredit: Jamie McPhilimey - The Sun One of few times Kane, 29, found himself flustered was in a Costco car park ahead of his first league start for Tottenham in 2014. A then 20-year-old striker decided to get out of the house with the missus ahead of his big moment, and so he took now wife Katie to Costco to do some shopping. But a mixture of rain and a crowded car park saw Kane reverse and bump into a car as coming out of a space behind him. Speaking to The Sun in 2017, the 320-career goal ace said: "On the day of my first Premier League start for Spurs,...
    THE voting for FIFA 23’s September Player of the Month is now open and five out of six of the players eligible are midfielders. August’s Player of the Month Vote was won by Manchester City striker Erling Haaland, who scored ten goals in his first six Premier League games for the club. 7FIFA 23 comes out next week.Credit: EA Sports This means that Haaland will receive a special Player of the Month FIFA Ultimate Team card for FIFA 23 with boosted stats to reflect his win.  These special cards are much like the special Team of the Week cards, the first of which are available now via the FIFA 23 web and mobile companion apps. Here are the six players you can vote for September’s Player of the Month: Philip Billing - AFC Bournemouth 7Philip Billing pulled one back thanks to an error from Alex McCarthyCredit: Reuters The 75-rated Bournemouth midfielder seems a strange pick for Player of the Month, but he has started the season strongly. More in FIFA 23TEAM EFFORT FIFA 23 reveals first Team of the Week...
    LEICESTER will reportedly give Brendan Rodgers one last chance before they relieve him of his duties following the club's horror start to the season. The Foxes are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table having failed to win any of their opening seven matches. 1Brendan Rodgers is under huge pressure at Leicester following their horror start to the seasonCredit: Reuters It is the worst start any team has made since the Premier League began in 1992 with the Midlands outfit claiming just one point out of a possible 21. SunSport exclusively revealed last week how Brentford boss Thomas Frank is at the top of their wishlist should they sack Rodgers. But the highly-rated Dane only signed a new contract to 2025 in January and is in no rush to leave the ambitious Bees. Leicester know it will cost a pretty penny to axe the Northern Irishman with Rodgers due £10million in compensation. READ MORE LEICESTER NEWSRODGER THAT Rodgers a dead man walking even if he WINS next five - Leicester are in trouble And according to The Athletic,...
    MANCHESTER UNITED lost a staggering £116million last year according to their latest financial results. The Red Devils spent big on wages and transfers last season with arrivals such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane. 2The Glazers have increased Manchester United's debt by £95m in the last yearCredit: Getty 2United spend a staggering amount on wages But fans also returned to Old Trafford following the pandemic, which allowed the club to increase its revenue by 18 per cent. Revenue is up to £583m yet the club still reported a huge net loss which works out as £2.2m a week. The main factor behind such a loss is the sharp rise in wages, which are up by 19 per cent. That means United spent a Premier League record £384m on wages last year alone, up by £62m from the previous season. READ MORE ON MAN UTDUNITED NEWS Ronaldo picks up goal award, De Jong reveals reason for brutal transfer snub On top of that United increased their debt by 22 per cent and the figure they owe stands at £515m - up...
    TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR are in line for a title push this season, according to Manchester City star Rodri. The defensive midfielder earmarked Spurs to challenge for the title this season following their impressive start to the campaign. 2Rodri has won back-to-back league titles with Manchester CityCredit: Alamy 2The midfielder has backed Tottenham to be title challengers due to the impact of Antonio ConteCredit: Reuters The North London side has never won a Premier League title before, with their last English league title coming back in 1961. However, Rodri believes they are genuine contenders this season, thanks in large part to manager Antonio Conte and the "great squad" they have at their disposal. He told Gazzetta dello Sport: "They have put together a great squad and they have a manager who has very clear ideas and who knows how to convey them perfectly. "They know what they have to do and they do it with great precision. I see Spurs as candidates for the title. Conte’s career speaks for itself." READ MORE IN FOOTBALLDer nightmare Germany to hold World...
    WEST HAM had the most fan arrests in the Premier League last season. The latest Home Office figures reported 2,198 arrests at games last season, the most since the 2013-14 season. 295 West Ham fans were arrested in 2021-22 - more than any other Premier League clubCredit: Rex 2Manchester City and Manchester United are in the top five That included 441 arrests for pitch invasions, up 127 per cent, with 561 people charged for throwing missiles and 729 for possession of pyrotechnics. Of those, 95 were West Ham fans with many alleged to have committed public disorder offences. The next highest offenders were Manchester City with 76 arrests, followed by rivals Manchester United with 72. Leicester City and Chelsea round of the top five with 59 and 58 fan arrests respectively. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLHOME IMPROVEMENT Messi's £23m property empire boasts homes in Ibiza, Miami and BarcelonaDer nightmare Germany to hold World Cup crisis talks over planning chaos to bring Wags The rise in incidents was a major factor in the Premier League’s unanimous agreement that all clubs would impose...
    FIFA 23 will be available for players in less than a week, and so the first FIFA 23 Team of the Week has been announced. Even before the game releases, fans can get their hands on the latest Team of the Week cards by downloading the FIFA 23 web or mobile companion app. 2This week's full roster.Credit: EA Sports On the app, players can purchase and open FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) packs, as well as build their FUT ready for when the game launches. The Team of the Week cards will show up as special cards in FUT packs this week, with boosted stats. EA Sports has started off conservatively with its first team, with most players only receiving a one point boost to their ratings. Among them is Kevin De Bruyne, who we chose as one of our picks for the best FUT team for FIFA 23. More in FIFA 23FOOTBALL FANTASTIC I’m a pro sports commentator — This is the FIFA 23 FUT you should pickFUT FOR THE FANS An interview with EA Sports about FIFA 23's FUT...
    SCOTT PARKER could be set for an instant return to management following his Bournemouth sacking with French club Nice a reported option. The 41-year-old was axed by the Cherries last month after losing three out of the opening four Premier League matches. 2Scott Parker is reportedly on Nice's radar as a possible replacement for Lucien FavreCredit: Getty 2Mauricio Pochettino held talks with Nice, but it has been claimed that he won't be joining themCredit: AFP An embarrassing 9-0 defeat away at Liverpool proved to be his final game in charge. But according to Foot Mercato, the ex-Fulham gaffer's horror start to the season at the Vitality Stadium hasn't put them off. They have stated that he is a candidate to replace Lucien Favre in the French Riviera, with the 64-year-old under increasing pressure since succeeding Christophe Galtier in the summer. Nice sit in 13th spot in Ligue 1 after the opening eight matches having won just two games, while losing on four occasions. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLMEGA BECKS David Beckham lands seven-figure pay cheque to front Qatar World Cup ad...
    PREM Euro giants will be offered the chance to play one-off early FA Cup ties to avoid a New Year fixtures pile-up. Wembley chiefs are ready to agree to scrap some FA Cup third and fourth round replays to ease this season’s match congestion. 1Clubs in European competitions will have the opportunity to scrap FA Cup replaysCredit: Getty But while the vast majority of ties WILL still have second matches if required, teams in European competitions will be offered the option of settling ties on the day. FA bosses recognise that the issues of an already-congested campaign due to the six-week World Cup break have been exacerbated by the postponements caused by The Queen’s death. The seven teams in European competitions face nine matches next month compared to the six games scheduled for the other 13 sides. This month’s 13 domestic and Euro postponements mean Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United will head into the second half of the campaign two Prem matches behind schedule and facing potentially playing 42 matches between Boxing Day and the end of...
    DANNY MURPHY has slammed Mikel Arteta for handing Ethan Nwaneri a debut at the age of 15. That’s because the pundit admits he is “concerned” there will be “repercussions” further down the line. 1Danny Murphy says he is 'concerned' about Ethan Nwaneri's record-breaking debutCredit: Alamy Arsenal youngster Nwaneri became the youngest ever player to compete in the Premier League at the age of 15 on Sunday. The teenage ace came on for the Gunners in their 3-0 win against Brentford as he replaced Fabio Vieira late on. The Arsenal fans chanted: "How s*** must you be, he's only 15." And many will be hoping to see Nwaneri in action soon again. READ MORE ON ARSENALARSENAL NEWS Aaron Ramsey reveals Gunners exit, Mykhaylo Mudryk transfer battle However, Murphy reckons Arsenal’s move could backfire. He has questioned why boss Arteta didn’t give a more developed youngster a debut instead. That’s due to the immense pressure that comes with being jolted into the public eye. Murphy also fears that getting senior minutes at such a young age could go to Nwaneri’s head. Most read in Sport'TRAGIC...
    FIFA 23 releases at the end of the month, and with the web and companion apps out already, fans are eager to build their first FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT). While it may seem that the best possible team would be made up of the world’s highest rated players, that’s not how FUT works. The best teams require good chemistry between their players in order to reach their full potential. This means that sometimes it’s better to choose a lower rated player who fits in better with your team. More in FIFA 23CAREER CHANGERS These are the players you NEED to pick in FIFA 23’s Career ModeFUT FOR THE FANS An interview with EA Sports about FIFA 23's FUT Luckily for me, my partner, Benjamin Rees, is a professional sports commentator, with a long history following the beautiful game. Here are his recommendations for the best players to make up your FIFA 23 FUT. Goalkeeper - Ederson 11A narrow save by Ederson.Credit: News Group Nrewspapers Ltd While not the top rated goalie in FIFA 23, Ederson remains a strong choice with...
    IT doesn't take some players very long to make their mark in the Premier League. Arsenal teen Ethan Nwaneri made history at the weekend by becoming the youngest ever player to compete in the Prem at 15 years and 181 days. 6The Premier League's 10 youngest ever scorers He smashed the previous record held by Harvey Elliott when he came on for Fulham in 2019 at 16 years and 30 days old. But there are some teenagers who have made even more of an impact as young stars. And SunSport has decided to take a look at the youngest players to have scored Premier League goals. Here is a list of the top 10. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLGONE BANANAS Inside England Wags' World Cup retreat on Banana Island with £6k-a-night rooms Mikael Forssell Forssell is 10th on the list as he scored for Chelsea against Nottingham Forest back in February 1999. The Finnish forward hit the back of the net 23 days before his 18th birthday. Raheem Sterling Sterling has been around for a decade and is still just 27 years...
    FORMER Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly holding out for a return to the Premier League. That’s despite being targeted by ambitious French side OGC Nice. 1Mauricio Pochettino is aiming to land a job at a Premier League clubCredit: Reuters ESPN claims the wealthy club, owned by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, are considering a change in the dugout. Ex-Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre is under massive pressure after winning just two of his opening eight Ligue 1 matches. Nice made a statement in the summer market, landing the likes of Nicolas Pepe, Ross Barkley and Aaron Ramsey. And Ratcliffe believes Pochettino, who led Paris Saint-Germain to last season’s title, is the right man for the job. READ MORE IN FOOTBALL'MY ROAD ISN'T OVER' Ronaldo targets Euro 2024 as star accepts Portugal's top scorer award He is even prepared to meet the Argentine’s financial demands, believed to exceed £7million each year. However, Poch is unlikely to take up a new position in France. And he instead wants to return to England, where he is confident of landing a job with...
    ENGLAND'S number of stadiums for the Euro 2028 hosting bid could be cut as low as five. The Telegraph reports that the joint British Isles bid already sees huge Premier League stadiums like Arsenal and Leeds out of the running as it stands. 1Wembley is in line to host more Euros matches after being the scene of England's shootout heartbreak against Italy in 2021Credit: Getty Other Premier League grounds not being considered at the moment are Southampton, Leicester, Wolves, Brighton and Nottingham Forest. Only stadiums with a capacity above 30,000 can be part of the bidding process. And some shock names in contention are League One MK Dons and Championship Sunderland. Two or more of Old Trafford, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London Stadium, Etihad, Everton's new Bramley Moore Dock, St James’ Park and Villa Park face missing out. READ MORE ENGLAND NEWSEU WHAT? England facing horror Euro 2024 draw if they fail to beat Italy AND Germany The bid will also feature grounds in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Only ten stadiums are currently assured to make...
    ENGLAND star Kieran Trippier is reportedly yet to link up with the squad due to personal reasons ahead of Friday's clash against Italy. However it has been claimed that the 32-year-old hasn't pulled out of the squad, and remains in contention to face the Azzurri in the crucial Nations League meeting. 1Newcastle right-back Kieran Trippier is yet to link up with the England squadCredit: Getty According to BBC reporter Alex Howell, the Newcastle defender isn't currently at St George's Park with the rest of his Three Lions team-mates. Boss Gareth Southgate has given him time off for personal reasons. Though it has been said that the former Tottenham star is expected to be at England's headquarters in Burton upon Trent later on Tuesday. He remains able for selection in the upcoming clashes against Italy in Milan on Friday, and Germany at Wembley next week. READ MORE ENGLAND NEWSDOFF YOUR CAP Kane is one of the greatest strikers of ALL TIME says ex-England boss Capello Trippier has been ever-present for the Magpies this season having featured in all seven Premier League...
    THE SUMMER transfer window may be over, but there's still time for your team to nab themselves a bargain. An incredible XI of free agents can still be signed TODAY, or at any point in the season. 1A best XI of free agents currently available to sign For one reason or another, they have found themselves at a loose end over the summer. That's despite a number of them boasting stacked CV's. Here SunSport take a look at some of the best free agents currently on the market. Two of the starting XI we have compiled have won Premier League titles with Manchester City, while two ex-England internationals also make the team. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLJOR DROPPING BY Jordan Henderson added to England squad for Italy and Germany clashes In goal is former West Ham goalkeeper David Martin, 36, who was released at the end of last season. At right-back is Colombia's ex-Atletico Madrid star Santiago Arias, who won three Eredivisie titles with PSV during his spell from 2013-2018. On the opposite side of defence is Danny Rose - capped...
    MAURICIO POCHETTINO could reportedly be in line for a swift return to management with the former Tottenham boss set to hold shock talks with Nice. The 50-year-old has been out of a job since July after being brutally sacked by Paris Saint-Germain for failing to win the Champions League. 1Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly set to hold talks with NiceCredit: Reuters Christophe Galtier succeeded the Argentine gaffer at Parc des Princes, with Lucien Favre then replacing the Frenchman at Nice. But Favre is already under intense pressure at the Allianz Riviera with the club in 13th spot in Ligue 1 having won just two out of their opening eight matches. And according to Foot Mercato, a meeting is scheduled to take place later on Tuesday between Nice and Pochettino about him taking over from Favre if the latter is axed. It has been said that Nice would be able to meet Pochettino's salary demands. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLJOR DROPPING BY Jordan Henderson added to England squad for Italy and Germany clashes Poch is claimed to be high...
    MANCHESTER UNITED are the biggest overspenders on transfer fees in the last decade among clubs in Europe's 'big five' leagues. A study conducted by the CIES Football Observatory found the Red Devils' overspent by £210million on their 33 signings between July 2012 and November 2021. 4Five Premier League clubs make up the top ten in Europe 4Manchester United overpaid by around £50million on AntonyCredit: Getty 4United spent £80m on Harry MaguireCredit: Getty 4Juventus were the second biggest overspenders after signings like Cristiano RonaldoCredit: Reuters United spent an eyewatering total of £1.4billion over the ten year period. But the market value of all of the players they bought tots up to just £1.19bn, highlighting how much the club has overspent. Their business in the summer was an example of that as Antony alone arrived for a fee that was more than £50m above his value. Like Antony, Paul Pogba and captain Harry Maguire also cost the club more than £80m - so it is easy to see how United have overspent. READ MORE ON MAN UTDUNITED NEWS Red Devils' £25m Goncalo...
    ARSENAL record breaker Ethan Nwaneri is reportedly tipped to become of the club's greatest academy products - ahead of Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere. The teenager became the Premier League's youngest ever player on Sunday when he came off the bench against Brentford aged just 15 years and 181 days. 2Arsenal starlet Ethan Nwaneri became the club's youngest ever player in Sunday's victory over BrentfordCredit: Alamy 2Nwaneri has been tipped to surpass fellow Gunners academy graduates Cesc Fabregas and Jack WilshereCredit: Getty Midfielder Nwaneri replaced Fabio Vieira in the 90th minute at the Gtech Community Stadium where the Gunners prevailed 3-0. The England Under-17 international wasn't even born when Arsenal swapped Highbury for the Emirates Stadium in 2006. Despite only making his Arsenal U21 debut at the beginning of September, the youngster was promoted to first-team training last week, with boss Mikel Arteta rewarding him with his debut. In doing so, he shattered Harvey Elliott's previous Premier League record of 16 years and 30 days old in 2019 when he featured for Fulham against Wolves. READ MORE ON ARSENALARSENAL NEWS Gunners...
    ARSENAL reportedly face competition from FIVE clubs in the race to sign Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk in January. The 21-year-old is a man in demand following his stunning start to the season where he has caught the eye in the opening two Champions League matches. 1Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk could be on the move in JanuaryCredit: Getty He chipped in with a goal and two assists in the 4-1 victory over RB Leipzig, before he got on the score sheet in last week's 1-1 draw with Celtic. Arsenal know all too well about his qualities having tracked the forward - dubbed the 'Ukrainian Neymar' - in the summer. It was even said how the Gunners had agreed personal terms with the player, but a move failed to materialise. Mikel Arteta remains a huge admirer of Mudryk, with it understood the North London outfit will go back in for him in the New Year to provide competition for Gabriel Martinelli. READ MORE ON ARSENALTEEN SPIRIT Nwaneri joined Gunners at nine, before becoming the youngest ever Prem player Mudryk has...
    PREMIER LEAGUE clubs are reportedly considering plans to SCRAP replays in the FA Cup. That’s as part of a “New Deal for Football”, which could also see sides play U21 sides in the Carabao Cup. 1FA Cup third and fourth round replays could be axed permanently from 2024Credit: Getty The Times claims the proposals are at the heart of talks at Wednesday’s Premier League shareholders’ meeting. Discussions will take place over ideas to potentially deliver £250million in extra funds to the EFL while also reforming parachute payments. And one proposal is to permanently cut FA Cup replays in the third and fourth rounds from 2024. This would see those games go straight to penalty shoot-outs - thus providing lower league sides with a greater opportunity of progressing past top-flight clubs. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLFOOTBALL LATEST Leicester pricing up cost of Rodgers sacking EXCLUSIVE, Thomas Frank wantedPROUD DAY Seeing my dad Stanley Matthews get his FA Cup medal from Queen was so emotional It would also help free up space in the calendar for Premier League outfits. But the FA must...
    FEW men in football divide opinion quite like Brendan Rodgers. Some say ‘genius’, others say ‘fraud’. Some say ‘lovely bloke’, others say ‘David Brent merchant’. 7Leicester would be making a mistake if they sack Brendan RodgersCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun Personally, I tend towards the positive. But whatever your opinion, his 3½ years as Leicester manager have been remarkable. And if, as seems likely, Saturday’s 6-2 thrashing at Tottenham turns out to be Rodgers’ final match in charge of the Foxes, this should sadden anyone wishing to see the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ seriously challenged. Because it will say much about the league’s glass ceiling, about the finite nature of realistic ambition, and it will also expose the limitations of English boasts about possessing the most competitive league on Earth. With back-to-back fifth-place finishes and an FA Cup triumph in 2021, Rodgers has been the most consistently successful manager of a non-elite club for a generation. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLFOOTBALL LATEST Leicester pricing up cost of Rodgers sacking EXCLUSIVE, Thomas Frank wantedFOX HUNTING Leicester consider shock Sean Dyche swoop...
    STEPPING into the Premier League for the first time is a daunting task for any coach. But for Roberto De Zerbi, the Italian taking charge at Brighton, no challenge will be as great as the one faced during the closing stages of his last role. 1Roberto De Zerbi has big shoes to fill at BrightonCredit: Getty Shakhtar Donestk were top of the Ukrainian Premier League when Russia's invasion of the country began on February 24. De Zerbi and his international players were rushed into a Kyiv hotel to shelter, with the former Sassuolo boss racing between his room and a bunker downstairs as the shelling came and went. The 43-year-old twice refused offers to get himself and his staff out and back to Italy. He refused to leave the Ukrainian capital before all his overseas players had been taken care of and found their way across a border. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTEEN SPIRIT Nwaneri joined Gunners at nine, before becoming the youngest ever Prem playerRACE SHAME Wayne Rooney subs DC United player 'for using the N-word' against Inter Miami Speaking...
    A number of Premier League clubs are interested in Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby, according to reports. The likes of Arsenal and Chelsea have sent scouts to watch the Frenchman this season, claim 90min. 1Moussa Diaby is attracting attention from a number of English clubsCredit: Getty Tottenham, Man City and Newcastle, who have been tracking Diaby for a long time, also reportedly have representatives keeping an eye on his performances. Diaby starred in Leverkusen's recent Champions League win over Atletico Madrid scoring his side's second goal of the game as they won 2-0. And Chelsea supposedly had scouts in the crowd at the Bay Arena to see his great display in midweek. For a team to buy Diaby, a fee of around £50-£60million has previously been reported. READ MORE ON CHELSEAChelsea news Tuchel breaks silence on sacking, Boehly eyeing feeder clubs EXCLUSIVEKIT-ASTROPHE Aubameyang & family dance in Chelsea shirts but fans spot ARSENAL shorts The 23-year-old winger started his career at Paris Saint-Germain before moving to the Leverkusen and he has since featured 134 times for German club...
    WITH the clock ticking down as Arsenal led Brentford 3-0 at the Gtech Community Stadium, manager Mikel Arteta looked to his bench at wonderkid Ethan Nwaneri and gave him the nod to come on. It was reward for a fine training session on Saturday, as the talented midfielder made his debut in the 91st minute for the final moments of a match already won. 7Ethan Nwaneri is the youngest ever Premier League playerCredit: Alamy 7Nwaneri came on for Fabio Vieira against Brentford in the final stagesCredit: Getty As he ran onto the pitch, Arteta whispered in his ear: "Congratulations and enjoy it." His appearance at just 15 years and 181 days shattered Harvey Elliot's record of youngest ever player to play in the Premier League. While the away faithful couldn't help but rub salt into the wounds as they hilariously chanted in the direction of the home fans: "How s*** must you be, he's only 15" and "he's got school in the morning". With the Monday off because of the Queen's funeral and a national bank holiday, Nwaneri will have...
    EX-ARSENAL defender David Luiz squared up to Fluminense bad-boy Felipe Melo as FIVE players were sent off in the feisty Fla-Flu derby. Luiz, 35, is back playing in his home country of Brazil for Flamengo following a long and successful career in Europe. 3Luiz and Melo had to be separated near full-timeCredit: Rex 3The two Brazilians were lucky to escape further punishmentCredit: Reuters 3The referee showed FIVE red cards in the Fla-Flu derbyCredit: Getty Aquele momento em que a bola não rola, e só há confusão. Marinho, Everton Cebolinha, Caio Paulista e Manoel são expulsos #ge pic.twitter.com/CXT3ZCDEQ3— ge (@geglobo) September 18, 2022 And in Sunday's Fla-Flu, as the match is called, Luiz found himself in an altercation with Fluminense bad-boy Melo. With Flamengo trailing 2-1 late on, tempers flared and the referee showed a grand total of FIVE red cards in the whole match. Flamengo's Marinho was given his marching orders for a tasty challenge and a brawl ensued. Luiz, who initially tried to play peacemaker, was dragged into a war of words with ex-Juventus star Melo. READ MORE...
    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...
    (CNN)With victory all but secured, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta gave the nod to the substitutes' bench. Changes were afoot, history would be made. In the 92nd minute, schoolboy Ethan Nwaneri replaced Fabio Vieira to become, aged 15 years and 181 days, the youngest player to play in an English Premier League match. He is also the first 15-year-old to feature in an EPL game.Arsenal fans greeted the teenager's appearance by chanting: "He's going to school in the morning."The midfielder eclipsed the record set by Harvey Elliott, who now plays for Liverpool, when he appeared for Fulham aged 16 years and 30 days in 2019. Nwaneri warms up with teammates before the match.Nwaneri is an attacking midfielder who has impressed for the under 21s and was promoted to the Arsenal first team after the squad suffered a series of injuries. Such was the speed of his promotion, he does not yet have a profile on the first team page of the club's official website.Read MoreBorn in 2007, the midfielder wasn't even alive when Arsenal moved to its new Emirates Stadium...
    CASH-STRAPPED Leicester are calculating the cost of sacking manager Brendan Rodgers after a sixth consecutive defeat leaves them stranded at the foot of the Premier League. Rodgers is one of the highest-paid managers in Britain, with only Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte earning more than the Northern Irishman’s £10million-a-year. 1Brendan Rodgers cast a dejected figure as Leicester were thrashed by TottenhamCredit: Rex And with a contract which still has almost three years to run, it will cost in excess of £10million in severance pay to get rid of the 49-year-old. But with the club spending just £15million in the summer transfer market and set to report record annual losses of £120million, the big question is whether they can afford to wield the axe. Rodgers, who was appointed Leicester boss in February 2019, appeared almost resigned to his fate following Saturday’s 6-2 hammering at Spurs. He said: “I know how football works and I totally understand the frustration of the supporters. I cannot hide from that because it’s my responsibility. READ MORE ON FOOTBALLFootball news Fixtures latest as football...
    BRIGHTON have confirmed the appointment of Roberto De Zerbi as their new head coach. The Italian, 43, replaces Graham Potter following his move to Chelsea nine days ago. 2Brighton have landed their number one target Roberto De ZerbiCredit: Getty 2Brighton were on the lookout for a new manager after Graham Potter joined ChelseaCredit: Getty De Zerbi was reportedly Brighton's number one target and the club did not speak to any other candidates, report The Athletic. But the deal was delayed as Brighton had to negotiate deals for each member of the Italian's backroom staff, some of whom require work permits. Other than that the deal has been straightforward as De Zerbi was without a club after leaving Shakhtar Donetsk following the Russian invasion. And following meetings with Brighton owner Tony Bloom, chief executive Paul Barber and technical director David Weir, the Segulls have decided to appoint the former Sassuolo head coach. De Zerbi overachieved with the Italian side - twice finishing eighth in Serie A and narrowly missing out on qualification to the Europa Conference League on goal difference to...
    MANCHESTER UNITED players and staff were hit by a bout of suspected food poisoning following their Europa League victory in Moldova. The group travelled back from their 2-0 away win against FC Sheriff last Thursday straight after the game on a private plane. 2Man Utd secured a 2-0 win over Sheriff on ThursdayCredit: AFP 2A group of players were hit with food poisoning after the gameCredit: Reuters But members of the party began to feel unwell on Friday. It is understood up to 12 of the United party were affected. The club is trying to look into whether it was something the group had eaten while in Chisinau or on the plane on the way back. A handful of players missed training on Friday because of it but were ok again to train Saturday, while others missed Saturday. Read More on Man UtdUNITED NEWS Ten Hag given £70m transfer warchest, Ronaldo LATEST, Oblak eyedSHERIFF TIRASPOL 0 MAN UTD 2 Sancho and Ronaldo seal key Europa League win to move second Those affected who were due on international duty have still...
    ERLING HAALAND pushed away the BT Sport cameras following Manchester City's win over Wolves. The striker, 22, was the centre of attention once again after scoring his 11th Premier League goal of the season from just seven games. No one is safe from Erling Haaland ???? pic.twitter.com/s1xyUWAIDr— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 17, 2022 2Erling Haaland was unhappy with how close the camera came to him 2The Manchester City star shoved the camera away as he made his way to the dressing room After the half-time whistle a BT Sport cameraman went up to Haaland to film him walking off the pitch. But the Norwegian was uncomfortable being in the spotlight so hit the camera away. The disgust on his face was clear to see despite having scored the second goal as Manchester City led 2-0 at the break. Haaland has an imperfect relationship with the media and often gives cagey interviews. READ MORE ON FOOTBALLHAAL BE DAMNED Haaland averages goal every THIRTEEN touches.. less than HALF nearest rival In mid-week he shut down a BT Sport interviewer after...
    THERE'S barely a player in the Premier League that divides opinion quite like Granit Xhaka. The Arsenal star - captain in the absence of Martin Odegaard at Brentford - blows hot and cold like no other. 1Mikel Arteta has turned Granit Xhaka's Arsenal career around this seasonCredit: Getty His ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory are beyond questionable, bordering on lunacy at times. But when he's on song, running the Gunners midfield, dictating the tone and shielding the Gunners' young defence, he's a joy to watch. You'll rarely see a better performance in the centre of the park than the one he puts in at the Beers on Sunday afternoon. With Thomas Partey just returning from injury, and a young Fabio Vieira just in front, they needed their midfield general on form.Boy did he deliver. READ MORE ON ARSENALARSENAL RATINGS Granit Xhaka and Fabio Vieira on song as Gunners go back to top of table A lot has already been said about the tactical changes Mikel Arteta has made to this Arsenal team, especially with Oleksandr Zinchenko...
    ARSENAL returned to the top of the Premier League with an incredible 3-0 win at Brentford. The Gunners put in a sparkling display, bouncing back from their first defeat of the season at Manchester United. 1Arsenal put in a brilliant display to thrash Brentford away from homeCredit: Getty First-half goals from William Saliba and Gabriel Jesus put Mikel Arteta's side in control. Fabio Vieira - on his league debut in the place of the injured Martin Odegaard - scored a stunning third to seal the win. It was Arsenal's sixth win in seven Premier League matches so far this campaign, and they head into the international break top. SunSport was at their clash with Brentford to rate their players after another fine win. READ MORE ON ARSENALARSENAL NEWS Zinchenko injury LATEST, Gunners 'missed out' on Haaland, Brentford build-up AARON RAMSDALE - 6 Didn't have much to do in either half, and will rarely have a more comfortable day in goal. What he did have to do, was done well, and his distribution was solid to get his team going. BEN...
    ARSENAL youngster EWthan Nwaneri has become the youngest ever player to compete in the Premier League at the age of 15. The 15-year-old ace came on for the Gunners against Brentford in the 90th minute as he replaced Fabio Vieira at the Gtech Community Stadium. 1Arsenal ace Ethan Nwaneri has become the youngest player to compete in the PremCredit: Getty 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 Football Premier League Arsenal Brentford YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The SunExclusiveROYAL TRIBUTE I will miss our...
    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...
    ARSENAL youngster Ethan Nwaneri has been included in today's first team squad to face Brentford. The 15-year-old was promoted to first team training this week having made his U21's debut at the beginning of September. 1Nwaneri was promoted to first team training this weekCredit: Getty And he has already earned a spot in Mikel Arteta's squad with the likes of Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith-Rowe unavailable due to injury. Nwaneri, who was born in March 2007 - almost a year AFTER the Emirates Stadium opened, could become the youngest player ever to make a Premier League appearance today if Arteta gives him a run-out. He will also become the youngest first-team player in Arsenal's history. MORE TO FOLLOW 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 gameWRONG TURN Ex-Dallas Cowboys star and 13-season NFL vet arrested in TexasROCK ON The Rock in secret talks over blockbuster wrestling return next year Topics Football Premier League...
    ARSENAL are already facing an early season injury crisis with Martin Odegaard and Oleksandr Zinchenko out of their clash against Brentford. The Gunners captain trained during the week, but has been struggling and is not fit to start at the Bees. 2Mikel Arteta has picked his side to face BrentfordCredit: Getty 2Martin Odegaard managed to train in midweekCredit: Getty He has been Mikel Arteta’s star player so far this season, with a string of man of the match performances. Meanwhile, Zinchenko is missing through a calf muscle injury and is expected to be missing for around two weeks. Kieran Tierney comes in to replace him at left-back and Fabio Vieira makes his first start in place of Odegaard behind the front three. However, there is good news for Arsenal with the return of Thomas Partey to the starting line-up after a calf issue. READ MORE ON ARSENALBRENTFORD VS ARSENAL Latest Premier League updates with big London derby the early kick-off The Gunners also have injury concerns around Emile Smith Rowe, Mohamed Elneny, Reiss Nelson and Cedric Soares. Aaron Ramsdale continues...