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  • Leicester name Puel as new manager

    October 25, 2017 7:13 PM 46

    London - Former Premier League champions Leicester City on Wednesday named ex-Southampton boss Claude Puel as their new manager following the sacking of Craig Shakespeare last week. Leicester won the title under Claudio Ranieri in 2015-16 but parted company with the Italian in February and despite a good recovery under Shakespeare at the end of last season

  • Only cheers for Manchester City's 'perfect 10' Claudio Bravo vs. Wolves

    October 24, 2017 10:56 PM 22

    Manchester City remain in the Carabao Cup thanks to penalty shootout heroics from the much-maligned Claudio Bravo. That came after the goalkeeper pulled off three excellent saves to deny Championship leaders Wolves in both normal and extra time, as the visitors looked to catch City on the break. Pep Guardiola's team had the lion's share of the ball, but did little

  • Pep Guardiola calls Mitre league cup ball 'unacceptable' after Norwich win

    October 24, 2017 10:56 PM 19

    MANCHESTER -- Pep Guardiola said the match ball was "unacceptable" after Manchester City scraped past Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Carabao Cup on a penalty shootout. City were held to a 0-0 draw by the Championship leaders and only made it through to the fifth round 4-1 on penalties after Claudio Bravo saved two spot kicks. The tie was played with the Mitre

  • Jesse Lingard's brace easily carries Manchester United past Swansea

    October 24, 2017 8:52 PM 14

    Manchester United made their way through to the final eight of the Carabao Cup largely without incident, as they claimed a 2-0 victory thanks to two goals from Jesse Lingard. His excellent finishes seemed to belong to a different game, as Swansea, with the exception of a couple of flourishes, offered little resistance. United, who made seven changes

  • League Cup results: City, Arsenal, United, Leicester progress in very different circumstances

    October 24, 2017 8:52 PM 30

    JESSE Lingard scored twice as Manchester United beat Swansea 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium to reach the Carabao Cup last eight. A much-changed United side went ahead on 21 minutes through the 24-year-old’s nice finish from a clever Marcus Rashford flick, and it was 2-0 on 59 minutes as Lingard’s superb, guided header found the corner from Matteo Darmian’s

  • Manchester United's forgotten man finds Huddersfield redemption vs Swansea

    October 24, 2017 8:51 PM 10

    Man Utd player Jesse Lingard gave the perfect response with a brilliant display vs Swansea in the Carabao Cup. All eyes were on Victor Lindelof, but it was Jesse Lingard who found welcome redemption in South Wales. The under-fire Manchester United midfielder, like most of his team-mates, had an afternoon to forget against Huddersfield on Saturday despite

  • Ronaldo eyes more FIFA success as Real Madrid dominate awards

    October 24, 2017 10:53 AM 24

    Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on a “lucky seventh” piece of FIFA silverware after collecting his fifth Men’s Player of the Year award on Monday. Ronaldo’s Real Madrid side, who won both La Liga and the Champions League last season, dominated the 2017 Best FIFA football awards at a star-studded ceremony in London on Monday. The Portuguese ace has scored

  • Who is Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth?

    October 24, 2017 10:34 AM 17

    The lowdown on the man who has replaced Ronald Koeman in the Blues dugout for the League Cup tie against Chelsea He's the man who has been passed, at least for now, the baton in the Everton dugout following the sacking of Ronald Koeman . What is his background? What was his playing career like? And what are his philosophies? Here's the lowdown on the man entrusted

  • Predicted Chelsea lineup against Everton: Academy Day, with a touch of Magic

    October 24, 2017 10:34 AM 13

    In an ideal world, not only would Antonio Conte be able to rotate his entire starting eleven for this match, but also collect a simple and straightforward win against Everton, who have become the latest team to part ways with their coach after sacking Ronald Koeman on Monday. Whoever will be in charge of the visitors come Wednesday will be tasked with engendering

  • Ronaldo retains Fifa award for world’s best player

    October 24, 2017 3:26 AM 30

    LONDON – Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at Fifa’s The Best awards gala on Monday. The four-time Ballon d‘Or winner won a La Liga and Champions League double with the Madrid club this year, striking twice against Juventus in the European Cup final to help Real become