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Premier League, Champions League seeing more penalties in 2020-21. How are teams sharpening their skills?

Penalty taking has never been more important than it is in 2020. The introduction of VAR across Europe’s top leagues, combined with revisions to the handball law, have contributed to a dramatic increase in the number of spot kicks awarded throughout the game. There have been 41 penalties in 78 Premier League matches this season. […]

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Liverpool defensive crisis worsens with Gomez injury – sources

Liverpool’s defensive crisis reached new depths on Wednesday after it emerged Joe Gomez suffered a potentially serious injury while training with England, sources have told ESPN. It is unclear what or how severe the problem is but Gomez is understood to have sustained a fresh setback with Liverpool fearing the 23-year-old could be facing a […]

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Tottenham’s Mourinho aims dig at Madrid media after Bale’s first Premier League goal

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has said he is looking forward to seeing how the media in Madrid react after Gareth Bale scored the winner in Sunday’s 2-1 victory against Brighton, his first goal since returning to the Premier League. Bale left Spurs to join Real Madrid seven years ago but returned to the north London […]

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Man City’s Aguero will not be rushed back for Liverpool game – Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said Sergio Aguero will not be rushed back from injury to face Liverpool, even if it means facing Jurgen Klopp’s side without a striker. Aguero has sat out the last two games with a muscle problem and will also miss the Champions League clash with Olympiakos at the Etihad […]

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Randall Leal, Jhonder Cadiz, Daniel Rios ensure Nashville SC still unbeaten against FC Dallas

Randall Leal, Jhonder Cadiz and Daniel Rios scored goals as Nashville SC took advantage of nearly every chance and a pair of friendly caroms to post a 3-0 win over visiting FC Dallas on Wednesday in an inter-conference matchup. Joe Willis recorded two saves, both after halftime, to earn his league-leading eighth shutout of the […]

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Sounders score late goal, earn draw with Timbers

Will Bruin scored off a corner kick in second-half stoppage time as the Seattle Sounders rallied for a 1-1 draw with the visiting Portland Timbers on Thursday night. The Sounders (9-4-5, 32 points) and Timbers (9-5-5, 32 points) remained tied for first place in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference. Seattle is technically on top thanks […]

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Africans Abroad: Victor Osimhen makes a stand, Ademola Lookman returns in style

Ademola Lookman marked his first English Premier League start since 2018-19 with his first top-flight goal in three years as Fulham put their first points on the board at the weekend, while Victor Osimhen took a stand for Nigerians back home during a sublime display in Napoli’s 4-1 victory over Atalanta. Lookman has, at times […]

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Merseyside Police investigate Pickford, Richarlison social media ‘threats’

Merseyside Police are investigating “unacceptable” online threats made towards Everton duo Jordan Pickford and Richarlison after the 2-2 draw in the derby against Liverpool on Saturday. Goalkeeper Pickford made a challenge on Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk which forced the defender to leave the field after five minutes. As a result, the defender suffered an anterior […]

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Spain boss Luis Enrique defends Man United’s De Gea amid criticism: ‘Bad habit’ to blame him

Spain coach Luis Enrique has defended David De Gea after the Manchester United goalkeeper put in another disappointing display for his country in a 1-0 loss to Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League. Viktor Tsygankov’s 76th minute winner on Tuesday night saw De Gea caught out of position as Spain suffered their first defeat since […]

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Man United’s transfer window, no Sancho and no new central defender have fans expecting the worst

It was meant to be a summer of possibilities for Manchester United, but as they prepare for their first game since transfer deadline day, there are again more questions than answers. Top targets missed, holes in the squad not filled, forgotten players still in the squad and growing fan frustration has become a familiar storyline […]

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