UK and Ireland to host 2028 Euros amid lack of rival bidders

The UK and Ireland are set to be named as the joint-hosts of the 2028 European Championship. Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have submitted a joint-proposal to host the tournament and UEFA are expected to confirm its success next month, following a lack of rival bidders for the finals.   Turkey were understood … Read more

Man City ‘exploring the market’ as they eye midfield reinforcement

Manchester City are ‘exploring the market’ in pursuit of a midfielder this summer, as the club await a decision on Fernandinho’s future at the Etihad. Pep Guardiola is considering midfield reinforcements at the end of the season, despite wanting Fernandinho to commit his future to the club for another season.   The Brazilian is out … Read more

Five of the most memorable El Clásico thrashings

The world stops to watch when Spain’s superpowers collide and the latest instalment of El Clásico failed to disappoint as Barcelona produced a statement result against Real Madrid. Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 4-0 at the Bernabeu on Sunday evening, as Xavi’s turnaround of the Catalan side continued with a fifth straight win and an emphatic … Read more

Five PL centre-backs who are lethal at attacking set-pieces

Centre-backs have become increasingly influential to all aspects of football in the modern game, no longer simply required to provide a steely resistance at the heart of the defence and win defensive duels.  From squeezing the pitch high to facilitate a press and starting attacks with passes from deep, the of of a centre-back is … Read more

Heroes and Villains: FA Cup quarter-finals

Following the latest round of FA Cup action, we pick out some of the heroes and villains from the best and worst of the weekend fixtures. Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Crystal Palace are the final four in this season’s FA Cup, as the quartet all secured wins to book semi-final showdowns at Wembley. Chelsea … Read more

Premier League Awards: Maddison magic, creative Kane, and Leeds’ chaotic comeback

Our weekly Premier League awards honour the best – and worst – of the football action from the weekend. Moment of the Week How about that for a comeback at Molineux? Leeds were dead and buried at half-time after finding themselves two goals down at Wolves, but roared back to claim all three points and … Read more

Premier League Team of the Week – Gameweek 30

Each week we delve through the Premier League action and compile our divisional Team of the Week, with just four fixtures taking place this weekend due to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Tottenham boosted their hopes of a top four finish and Champions League football after beating West Ham, though Arsenal remain the team to catch … Read more

De Bruyne says Man City ‘didn’t play at our best’ as ‘beautiful’ goals secure FA Cup semi-final spot

Manchester City cruised into the semi-finals of the FA Cup with a 4-1 win over Southampton at St Marys on Sunday afternoon. In the 12th minute, City would take the lead through Raheem Sterling, Jack Stephens fluffing an attempted clearance as Gabriel Jesus pounced on a loose ball before squaring to Sterling, whose first-time strike … Read more

Guardiola praises Man City ‘consistency’ as he is asked about Man Utd’s trophy drought

Pep Guardiola has praised Manchester City’s ‘consistency’ in recent seasons, but side-stepped questions on Manchester United’s trophy drought. United were eliminated from the Champions League in midweek after losing 1-0 to Atletico Madrid, a defeat which will extend the Red Devils’ run without silverware to five seasons.   Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead … Read more

Guardiola discusses being drawn against Atletico and his differing style to Simeone

Pep Guardiola has discussed the Champions League quarter-final draw with Manchester City set to face Atletico Madrid in the last eight. City will face the Spanish champions in the quarter-finals after Friday’s draw, with Atletico set to visit Manchester for the second successive round after eliminating Manchester United in the last-16.   Guardiola was impressed … Read more

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