Carabao Cup holders Manchester City made another big statement following their semi-final victory over Manchester United on Wednesday night to follow up on the big victory at Chelsea over the weekend. Manchester City heaped more pressure on underfire Chelsea boss Frank Lampard after they blew his team away in their Premier League clash on Sunday evening. Manchester City ran out 3-1 win at the home of Chelsea with goals from IlkayGundogan, former Blues player Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden, while substitute Callum Hudson-Odoi scored for the home team. The win over Chelsea preceded the victory over Manchester United in the Carabao Cup.
England international right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold missed is set to return to the Liverpool starting XI in the Premier League for the first time in a month ahead of the away match at Fulham. The Reds will be the guests of the Cottagers in one of the week twelve games in the league and Trent is certain to return to the starting line-up after recovering fully from a calf problem.
His last start in the league came at the start of November during the away trip to face title rivals Manchester City. Trent Alexander-Arnold was forced off with the injury during the closing minutes of the game and his place on the right side of the Liverpool defence was taken by veteran utility player James Milner. (more…)
Gareth Southgate, England manager, has announced a 29-man squad for November’s fixtures against Iceland, Republic of Ireland and, Belgium.
The Three Lions gets their 2020 Nations League group stage and UEFA qualifiers on a close this November, with the England manager opting for a larger squad to get off with the extra game. The team convenes at St. George’s Park on Monday, where they would commence preparations for the first game, an international friendly against the Republic of Ireland on 12 November, before turning attentions to the UEFA Nations League when they will face Belgium in Brussels.
English footballer Jaden Sancho is one stepcloser to signing a deal with the club. As per the recent reports,Borussia Dortmund has agreed with United on initial transfer fees. The Red Devils want to bring the English star to Old Trafford and has kept him the top target in the summer transfer window. They want to bring him to the club before the pre-season training but Dortmund has been stalling them behind by demanding £109 million for the player.
Earlier it seemed like both the club has been on stalemate but Independent recently reported that both have agreed upon a deal for an initial transfer fee. They have agreed upon aninitial transfer fee of £60 million and, later on with add ons, the club would be ending up with a huge amount of transfer fee.
Euro 2021 should have begun by now but the unexpected entry of coronavirus virus has stalled the tournament to the next year. It will be taking place from June 11 to July 11 2021. These rescheduling of Euro can be a good thing for Gareth Southgate as he could have a better mode of players than the current team. The young English players also will be having an opportunity to impress Southgate with their game on the pitch.
Phil Foden can be taken as a suggestion to join the club as there are many positive reports regarding the game of the 19-year-old. He under England U17 had made a good impression and was named the player of the tournament.His place at Manchester City has been blocked by the presence of David Silva, who will be leaving soon, but Foden will be included in the regular team now.
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has said that he is fairly relaxed over the future of Jadon Sancho at the club. The England international has been heavily tipped to seal a Premier League move during the summer and report have even claimed that Manchester United have agreed personal terms with the forward.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish believes he may struggle to make the England squad with his current playing position on the wing. The 24-year-old has stood out for the Villains in the Premier League this term with seven goals and six assists but most of those contributions have come from the left side of the attack.
In an interview covered by The Mirror, Grealish acknowledged that he has a tough job of commanding a regular role with the national team, given the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford play out wide at the moment. He added that he would preferably favour a central midfield role, though he has rarely played in that position since the Villains return to the top-flight.(more…)
England international Declan Rice has indicated that he is content playing for West Ham United amid the recent speculation over his future. The 20-year-old has been widely linked with a big-money move to Manchester United and of late, there has been the gossip that the Red Devils may approach to land his signature at the turn of the year.
In a report covered by The Mirror, Rice indicated that he has more than four years remaining on his current deal with the Hammers and he is at the best place at the current point of time, he told: “I signed a five-year contract with West Ham last year, which will keep me at club till I’m 24, and for me this is the best place to be right now. I am playing for a manager who has given me my chance and played me week in week out. I’m improving every week and although I see all this speculation, I don’t really think about it too much. It’s all talk until something happens – and nothing has – so I’m just focused on West Ham, doing my best and making fans happy.”(more…)
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has said that Marcus Rashford does not have the vision of being a centre-forward as he does not make runs into spaces with the anticipation of receiving the ball. The England international started the season with a bang as he scored a brace against Chelsea but he has since managed just the single goal through a penalty kick.
Speaking on Star Sports, Wright said that Rashford must take the gamble with his movement in the box rather than remaining stationary. Elsewhere, the former Arsenal star pointed out that the United graduate is trying too much to impress when he has the possession of the ball and that has contributed to the recent slide in form.(more…)
England international Harry Maguire has expressed his delight after making the switch to Manchester United from Leicester City. The 26-year-old was touted to seal the transfer to Old Trafford at the start of last month, but the Foxes’ reluctance to lower the asking price has meant that the deal has been completed prior to the transfer deadline.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Maguire admitted that he is elated to secure the move to the Red Devils and he is looking forward to winning trophies with the club. He added that he has been impressed with the manager’s philosophy of building a young team and he is excited by what the future holds for the club.(more…)