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12/15/2018 12:50 PM Watch live: West Ham visits Fulham Fulham looks to climb out of last place in the Premier League in its match at Craven Cottage against West Ham, which is looking for its fourth straight PL victory.
12/15/2018 09:30 AM It's 'so important' to Klopp to win the Premier League with Liverpool - Guardiola Pep Guardiola admitted it was is so important to Jurgen Klopp to win the title with Liverpool and believes the Reds will not drop many points this season.
12/15/2018 04:33 PM Suzuki Cup: Vietnam win first title in 10 years after 3-2 aggregate win Nguyen Ahn Duc's early goal gave Vietnam a 1-0 win over Malaysia as they secured the AFF Suzuki Cup with a 3-2 aggregate victory.
12/15/2018 05:18 AM Guardiola: Premier League title race similar to Barca-Madrid battles Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes the Premier League title race is similar to what he experienced when battling Real Madrid with Barcelona in La Liga. Guardiola won three league titles in four seasons at Barca, holding off Madrid on each occasion before the capital club clinched the crown in 2011-12. The Spaniard sees similarities in England, where City trail Liverpool by a point through 16 games, although Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal are also well in contention.
12/15/2018 01:19 PM Urgent changes are needed at Manchester United, says former Reds star Rio Ferdinand Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United require urgent changes if they are to return to the top of the Premier League. United sit sixth in the Premier League, well behind the top two of Liverpool – who Jose Mourinho's side face on Sunday – and Manchester City. The Red Devils have not won the league since 2013, and Ferdinand, who claimed 14 trophies during his 12-year spell at Old Trafford, insists that big changes need to be made if United are to challenge for the title over the coming seasons.
12/15/2018 10:38 AM Marcelo 'never' considered Madrid exit amid Juventus links Real Madrid full-back Marcelo insisted he had never considered leaving the Spanish giants amid persistent links to Juventus. The Brazil international has been linked to the Serie A champions previously and his former Madrid team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, talked up a potential move for Marcelo earlier this week. "It's never entered my mind to leave and look for another option," Marcelo told Club del Deportista.
12/15/2018 12:27 AM Klopp ready if Man United goes defensive again Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will be prepared if Jose Mourinho packs the defensive third when Manchester United comes to Anfield on Sunday. Klopp has defeated all but one Premier League team he’s matched up against – Manchester United – and is hoping this weekend will provide him with a first win in six against the Red Devils. In the previous five, Liverpool has drawn three and lost two.
12/15/2018 01:52 AM Marcelo: Real Madrid miss Ronaldo Real Madrid full-back Marcelo admitted the LaLiga giants miss Cristiano Ronaldo, but said that should be expected. After nine prolific seasons with Madrid, Ronaldo left the club in July, joining Serie A champions Juventus. Madrid quickly felt the Portuguese star's absence, struggling early in the campaign before making something of a recovery under Santiago Solari, although they are still five points behind Barcelona in LaLiga.
12/15/2018 05:21 PM Guardiola heaps praise on goalscorer Jesus Pep Guardiola heaped praise on Gabriel Jesus after the striker netted a brace in Man City's 3-1 win over Everton.
12/15/2018 03:39 PM Champions League draw, Round of 16: What date is it, what TV channel is it on and who could English sides get? Group winners (seeded): Barcelona, Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Real Madrid Group runners-up (unseeded): Ajax, Atlético Madrid, Liverpool, Lyon, Manchester United, Roma, Schalke, Tottenham Hotspur Eliminated: Club Brugge, Monaco, Inter Milan, PSV Eindhoven, Napoli, Red Star Belgrade, Galatasaray, Lokomotiv Moscow, Benfica, AEK Athens, Shakhtar Donetsk, Viktoria Plzen, CSKA Moscow, Valencia, Young Boys Round of 16 draw - the rules The eight group winners are seeded and will not play each other in the first knockout round, while clubs from the same country cannot be drawn against each other.
12/15/2018 05:50 PM Liverpool vs Manchester United, Premier League 2018-19: What time is kick-off tomorrow, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? Liverpool vs Manchester United - the Premier League meeting between the two most successful clubs in English football, that's 18-time league title winners and their friends from up the East Lancs Road, who have two more titles on their honours board that the Merseysiders. Referee Martin Atkinson will get the match at Anfield under way at 4pm, while assistants Stephen Child and Lee Betts will run the lines. Liverpool manager Klopp has defensive issues ahead of the visit of Manchester United.
12/14/2018 10:30 PM Title race reminds Guardiola of Barcelona's battles with Real Madrid Pep Guardiola has likened the Premier League title race to his titanic battles with Real Madrid and claimed the weight of history could spur Liverpool on to glory. Today is only the seventh time in 18 months that Manchester City have headed into a game adrift of the leaders on points, although they can call on the returning Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero against Everton. Former Barcelona coach Guardiola is not yet admitting this is a two-horse race, but did reveal the rivalry with Liverpool has all the hallmarks of Clasico tussles of years gone by. He suggested the eventual champions will need a tally of close to 100 points, as City did last season. The record 96 points Manuel Pellegrini recorded
12/15/2018 02:15 PM Alisson: Liverpool must beat Manchester United Alisson believes Liverpool must accept nothing less than victory against Manchester United to keep their Premier League title tilt on track. The Reds are the only team still unbeaten in the top-flight, lead Manchester City at the summit by one point and take a five-match winning streak into Sunday's crunch Anfield encounter. Star goalkeeper Alisson, 26, has been essential to the excellent run of results, living up to his hefty price tag with a succession of clean sheets in his first season since arriving from Roma.
12/14/2018 11:16 PM Vertonghen eyeing Spurs future beyond 2020 Jan Vertonghen hopes he has not signed his last contract at Tottenham as he plots a future with the club beyond 2020. Vertonghen's contract expires at the end of this season but Spurs are set to take up an option to extend it by a further year. The Belgium defender has been a mainstay at Spurs since joining from Ajax in 2012, though at 31 he is approaching the latter stages of his career and has yet to win a trophy with Tottenham.
12/15/2018 10:42 AM Title race similar to Barcelona-Real Madrid battles - Guardiola Pep Guardiola drew similarities from his battles with Real Madrid as Barcelona manager when asked about Man City's title race with Liverpool.
12/15/2018 01:24 PM Christmas form could transform Man United's season - Rashford Marcus Rashford reminded his Manchester United team-mates of the importance of their form over the hectic Christmas period, convinced they could turn their season around in the coming weeks. United face a trip to unbeaten bitter rivals Liverpool on Sunday, sitting 16 points adrift of Jurgen Klopp's men having endured a hugely underwhelming first half to the season. But with five Premier League matches in just over two weeks, United have ample opportunities to at least start chipping away at the leads of the teams above them, particularly with three of the matches being against clubs in the bottom half.
12/13/2018 10:33 PM Brexit latest: Theresa May warns of disorderly no-deal outcome if EU leaders fail to save agreement Theresa May has warned EU leaders they risk forcing a disorderly no-deal Brexit if they fail to step in a save her exit agreement. A package of the right assurances from leaders over the backstop could “change the dynamic” at Westminster, the Prime Minister said in remarks released by Downing Street. She made clear the perception that the backstop could be a “trap” that the UK cannot escape needs to change, adding: “until we do, the deal – our deal – is at risk”.
12/13/2018 06:52 PM VIDEO: Chelsea’s Willian scores superb free kick in Europa League Chelsea’s Willian scored a beautiful free kick in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. With the Blues already sure of top spot in Group L, Maurizio Sarri sent out plenty of youngsters to play against Hungarian side Vidi in their final group game of the competition. Below is a look at the Brazilian bending in another beautiful free kick, as that was his 10th goal direct from a free kick for Chelsea.
12/13/2018 07:30 PM Ed Miliband mocks David Cameron and brings back the 'Ed Stone' in Christmas card Former Labour leader Ed Miliband has mocked David Cameron and brought back the 'Ed Stone' in his Christmas card. The MP for Doncaster North referenced the former prime minister's now widely shared 2015 tweet in which he said Britain “faced a simple and inescapable choice – stability and strong Government with me, or chaos with Ed Miliband”. The card showed Mr Miliband peeking out from behind the stone, wearing a Christmas jumper with the words ‘Merry Christmas’ written above him.
12/14/2018 02:57 AM Chelsea flop Morata would be welcome to join Barcelona, says Alba Alvaro Morata would be welcomed at Barcelona if the forward makes the move from Premier League club Chelsea, according to full-back Jordi Alba. The 26-year-old has been linked with a surprise January move to the LaLiga giants and Serie A club AC Milan as he continues to struggle at Stamford Bridge. Since making the move from Real Madrid in 2017, Morata has scored 16 goals in 45 Premier League matches for the Blues, with six of those strikes coming in his first six league games.
12/13/2018 07:02 PM Sarri does not expect Morata injury to be long-term Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has suggested that Alvaro Morata's injury may not be as serious as first imagined. The striker was withdrawn just before half-time in Chelsea’s Europa League Group L game with Vidi, with fears that the injury could keep him out for a long period of time. Morata went down with a painful-looking knock to his knee and seemed to be in distress as he left the field. He was replaced with Olivier Giroud, who went on to score a late equlaiser for the Blues.
12/14/2018 02:56 PM Man City duo Aguero and De Bruyne in contention to feature against Everton Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne could make their Manchester City returns when Everton visit the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Aguero has not featured since City's 2-2 draw with Lyon last month, missing the past four matches in all competitions with an abductor problem. De Bruyne was named player of the year for the Premier League champions last season but has barely been involved this time around on account of two medial knee ligament injuries.
12/13/2018 09:56 PM Barca squad happy with Dembele - Jordi Alba Jordi Alba says the Barca squad get on well with the errant Ousmane Dembele
12/14/2018 06:10 PM Allegri confirms plan to rest Ronaldo Massimiliano Allegri confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will miss one of their following matches as they face Roma, Atalanta and Sampdoria in the space of a week around Christmas.
12/14/2018 11:54 AM 'Ozil to Inter would be a strange switch' - Ince not convinced by Serie A speculation Talk of Mesut Ozil potentially leaving Arsenal for Inter is considered by Paul Ince to be “strange”, with the German still boasting the potential to be “unplayable”. A World Cup-winning midfielder continues to divide opinion at Emirates Stadium, with his struggles for consistency infuriating many. There is no doubting his creative qualities, but his ability to deliver to the expected standard on a regular basis has led to questioning throughout a five-year spell in England.
12/14/2018 11:24 AM 12 days of sporting Christmas: Arsene Wenger's 22-year reign at Arsenal ends Arsene Wenger’s 22-year spell as Arsenal boss finally came to an end in May. If the final years and months of his long tenure were dominated by Wenger Out protests and frustration at Arsenal’s performances on the pitch, his goodbye was emotional. Wenger’s final 12 years at Arsenal, after the club moved from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium, did not come close to matching the success of the first decade.
12/14/2018 11:18 AM Chelsea Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Brighton Chelsea recovered from a bad run of form after their impressive 2-0 win against the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge, but Maurizio Sarri will be keen to avoid complacency against Brighton. The Italian has repeatedly complained of a 'strange mentality' and 'lack of determination' from his players and was most angry with his team's performance in an away defeat to Wolves. Chelsea have rested a host of players due to a dead rubber mid-week Europa League clash against MOL Vidi.
12/14/2018 12:02 AM We gifted the game – AC Milan boss Gattuso furious after Europa League exit AC Milan deserved their Europa League exit at the hands of Olympiacos, according to coach Gennaro Gattuso. Milan needed just a point to secure their progression from Group F, but crashed out thanks to a 3-1 defeat in Piraeus, with Konstantinos Fortounis' late penalty booking Olympiacos' passage through to the knockout stage. Cristian Zapata – whose own goal had put Milan 2-0 down following Pape Abou Cisse's opener – had made it advantage Milan courtesy of the Rossoneri's improved head-to-head record.
12/13/2018 10:30 PM Jose Mourinho increasingly angry at Manchester United over lack of transfer activity Jose Mourinho, the Manchester United manager, is on a fresh collision course with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over transfers as he grows increasingly angry about a lack of activity. Mourinho is desperate to recruit a centre-half next month and believes United’s defensive woes this season have underlined the folly of the failure to strengthen at the back in the summer. The transfer window is due to open in just over a fortnight and United’s approach is likely to offer the clearest indication yet of their faith in Mourinho amid continuing scrutiny over his position and doubts he will survive beyond the end of this season.
12/14/2018 08:16 AM Torreira billed as Emery's version of Vieira & Gilberto Silva in new-look Arsenal Lucas Torreira is the combative midfielder Arsenal have been “crying out for”, says Paul Merson, with the Uruguayan billed as the next Patrick Vieira or Gilberto Silva. While the Gunners were famed for their ball-playing approach under Arsene Wenger and boasted plenty of creative influences in their squad, their finest sides had graft to complement the guile. World Cup winner Vieira epitomised those qualities, with the Frenchman an explosive presence who was capable of putting a boot in and driving forward.
12/15/2018 01:11 AM 'Liverpool have to almost take charge of this' Steven Gerrard has admitted Liverpool may need to “take charge” of the Ovie Ejaria situation and won't block a return of the youngster to Liverpool The 21-year-old midfielder joined Rangers on loan over the summer, but recently deleted all references to the club from his social media accounts. Ejaria was left out of the squad that traveled to Austria to face Rapid Vienna in the Europa League, where Rangers were knocked out at the end of the group stage on Thursday. Gerrard had promised to speak with Ejaria about his future, but now admits he's uncertain if there is an issue with the midfielder. “That's what I'm going to try and find out during the conversations,” Gerrard said. “At times, he has
12/14/2018 03:00 PM 'Klopp denies an answer!' - Liverpool boss dismisses questions about 'world-class' Pogba Jurgen Klopp refused to be lured into discussing Paul Pogba ahead of Liverpool's huge clash with Manchester United, but he did admit the midfielder is a "world-class player". Pogba has not started United's last two Premier League fixtures - coming off the bench in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal before being an unused substitute in the 4-1 win over Fulham - ahead of the trip to Anfield on Sunday. The France international's situation at Old Trafford was one of the subjects discussed at Klopp's pre-match press conference on Friday, albeit only briefly.
12/14/2018 08:00 AM Isco a ticking time bomb heading for explosive Real Madrid exit However, Madrid have offered their full backing to their manager in the matter, and believe the 26-year-old must adapt and play better if he is to earn more playing time. This has left Isco feeling frustrated in Madrid, with the playmaker having gone from a starter to playing just 210 out of a possible 810 minutes under Solari. The Spain international underwent surgery in September for appendicitis but came back before he was fully fit at the request of former head coach Lopetegui.
12/14/2018 09:55 AM David De Gea 'tells friends' he will sign a new lucrative deal at Manchester United David De Gea has reportedly told friends that he will sign a lucrative new deal at Manchester United. The Spanish stopper’s current deal runs out in 2020 and he has been locked in discussions over a new contract for months. Despite reports that De Gea looked set to leave Old Trafford, The Sun say that the 28-year-old will extend his stay in Manchester and become one of United’s top earners.
12/14/2018 10:52 AM Mourinho in bizarre Liverpool spending rant: When the house is ready you buy furniture! Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho offered a somewhat bizarre response when questioned about Liverpool's recent spending ahead of the two sides' meeting on Sunday. “It’s not just about spending money and reinforcing the squad, a football team is more than that, is not just about spending the money. Since the start of 2018, Liverpool have broken two transfer world records, making Virgil van Dijk the world's most expensive defender in January while Alisson was - albeit briefly before Kepa Arrizabalaga joined Chelsea - the most costly goalkeeper in history upon his arrival in July.
12/14/2018 01:37 PM Report: Valencia wants to leave Man United You know things are bad at Manchester United when Antonio Valencia could leave the club in the middle of the season. According to a bombshell report in The Times of London, Valencia is considering his future and could depart in January for greener pastures. The 33-year-old hasn’t played a Premier League match in three months despite being named club captain over the summer, as Mourinho has often went with Ashley Young or Matteo Darmian in league games.
12/14/2018 10:59 AM Emery hails Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka's 'big personality' Arsenal boss Unai Emery has hailed youngster Buyako Saka for having a 'big personality' after his performance against Qarabag in the Europa League.
12/14/2018 10:15 AM Chris Pratt confirms relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter Katherine in gushing tribute: 'Happy Birthday Chief!' Chris Pratt has confirmed his relationship with Katherine Schwarzenegger with a sweet birthday tribute. The pair are rumoured to have been dating since the summer, a year after Pratt’s high-profile split from Anna Faris, but only confirmed they were an item on Thursday as Schwarzenegger celebrated her 29th birthday. Posting a collage of photos of the two on Instagram, Pratt, 39, wrote: “Happy Birthday Chief! Your smile lights up the room.
12/14/2018 02:09 AM Pochettino jokes Levy is 'worried' about losing him Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino joked chairman Daniel Levy was "worried" and "concerned" he could leave Spurs. Pochettino has been linked to the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United after impressing since taking charge of Tottenham in May 2014. The Argentinian is yet to claim a trophy at the helm, but is often mentioned for a potential move.
12/14/2018 10:17 AM I’m feeling happy at Everton, claims Barcelona loanee Gomes Everton midfielder Andre Gomes has admitted he is enjoying his football again at Goodison Park after a few disappointing years with Barcelona. Gomes moved to the Catalan giants in 2016 but struggled to hold down a regular place in the team, and as a result, made the switch to the Premier League on a short-term basis last summer. The 25-year-old has played the last eight league games for the Toffees and has been impressive in Marco Silva’s side, so much so he has been linked with a move to Tottenham.
12/13/2018 10:30 PM Daniel Levy is jealous and worried I will leave Spurs, jokes Mauricio Pochettino Mauricio Pochettino has joked that Daniel Levy is “concerned” and “worried” about losing him as Tottenham Hotspur manager. The Argentine was in relaxed mood after guiding his side to the Champions League knockout stages with a 1-1 draw at Barcelona on Tuesday. The 46-year-old signed a five-year deal in May but, addressing the matter of the repeated speculation and conversations with his superior, Pochettino spoke in a jovial manner.
12/14/2018 09:02 PM Wide support for 48-team World Cup at Qatar 2022 - Infantino FIFA President Gianni Infantino is confident that a 48-team World Cup can be achieved in 2022, even if it means taking some games outside Qatar.
12/14/2018 09:55 AM 'Naturally beautiful' Emily Atack makes red carpet return at Military Awards Emily Atack looked radiant on the red carpet at the Military Awards, after making a vow to “accept” herself following her time on I’m A Celebrity. The 28-year-old wore a velvet tuxedo dress by high street brand Karen Millen for last night’s event in Whitehall, and revealed that she felt “liberated” after banning herself from using photo editing apps on her phone. Atack posted a behind-the-scenes photo on Instagram ahead of her red carpet arrival, telling followers: “No more editing apps.
12/13/2018 06:34 PM Premier League TV, streaming schedule: Week 17 Everton – NBCSN [STREAM] 10 a.m. ET: Tottenham v. Burnley – NBCSN [STREAM] 10 a.m.
12/14/2018 07:15 AM Vasilevskiy's Grand Return Alright, before anything else is said, you need to see this save by Andrei Vasilevskiy. I don’t typically use this article to relay video highlights, but that is one of the best saves I’ve ever seen. I don’t know if it’s luck or skill or both. I do know that couldn’t have been any closer to being a goal. We see highlights of goaltenders stopping a puck at the brink and those are great in their own, but Vasilevskiy had already been beat on this shot and somehow managed to still salvage what at that point seemed like a sure goal. It’s not like that’s all Vasilevskiy did last night either. Toronto outshot Tampa Bay 49-21, but the Lightning earned a 4-1 win in large part thanks to Vasilevskiy’s efforts. The Maple Leafs managed a staggering 23 shots in the second period alone, but not a single goal was recorded during that frame. To make it even more impressive, this was Vasilevskiy’s first game back from a fractured foot.
12/14/2018 07:14 PM Henry expects tough test away at Lyon As Monaco look to record back-to-back Ligue 1 wins for the first time this season, head coach Thierry Henry knows they will be tested at Champions League round-of-16 qualifiers Lyon.
12/14/2018 05:59 PM Robben won't play again this year - Kovac Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben ruled out until 2019, head coach Niko Kovac confirmed on Friday.
12/14/2018 11:23 AM Labour: Parliament must take back control and vote on deal within days Parliament must be allowed to “take back control” of Brexit by being given a vote within days on Theresa May’s proposed deal, Labour demanded today. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer stepped up calls for the “meaningful vote”, delayed by the Prime Minister this week, to be held before the Commons rises for the Christmas break on Thursday. After Mrs May was rebuffed by EU leaders at a summit in Brussels , Sir Keir tweeted: “It seems that the Prime Minister has failed in her bid to deliver meaningful changes to her Brexit deal.
12/14/2018 08:45 AM Theresa May Brexit news LIVE: PM to return to UK empty-handed after major Brussels setback Theresa May is set to return to the UK from a crunch EU summit empty-handed following a major setback to her Brexit plans in Brussels last night. European Council president Donald Tusk warned the Prime Minister that the Withdrawal Agreement was "not open for renegotiation" after she pleaded for concessions to avoid a disorderly no-deal outcome. Mrs May is due to give a press conference at the summit in Brussels around noon before closing statements by Mr Tusk, and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.
12/14/2018 05:00 AM Bitter & Blue's Day at the NBC Sports Premier League Fan Fest in NYC I was lucky enough to get an invitation to attend the most recent NBC Sports Premier League Fan Fest as the representative from Bitter & Blue, though I will admit that was simply because I happen to live closest to New York City where the event was being held. I didn't want to waste any minute of this good fortune however, and found myself on a Metro North train at around 4:45 AM last Saturday so I could get to the South Street Seaport for the event's opening. When I got there, I was most definitely not disappointed because this event was essentially a football fan's dream! With a full day of the Premier League on the docket, if you could build a personalized watching environment in a lab, you'd
12/15/2018 08:00 AM Highlights: Livingston 5-0 Heart of Midlothian Livingston score five goals in 14 minutes as they rout 10-man Hearts at the Toni Macaroni Arena. Commentary by Rob Maclean, Peter Houston and Scott McDonald. Match report:Livingston 5-0 Heart of Midlothian Please note, only available to users in the UK
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