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Peterborough boss Steve Evans hopes two-goal Matt Godden stays under the radar

October 14,2018 by PA

Peterborough boss Steve Evans is happy for Matt Godden to remain under the radar after watching the striker bag a brace to down former club Scunthorpe.The 27-year-old notched twice in seven second-half minutes, his 10th and 11th goal of a successful start to life for Posh following a summer switch from Stevenage.Godden has remained out of the limelight when it comes to recognising the third tier...

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Holland defeat tough to take, says Germany’s Timo Werner

October 14,2018 by PA

Germany striker Timo Werner admits it was a “punch in the stomach” to allow Holland to score after the visitors had dominated the UEFA Nations League match in Amsterdam.Despite enjoying the better of the opening half-hour, Virgil van Dijk’s close-range header after Ryan Babel’s effort had come back off the crossbar paved the way for a record-breaking 3-0 Dutch win.Late se...

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Holland defeat heaps more misery on Germany

October 14,2018 by PA

Germany’s World Cup hangover shows no signs of lifting after Holland’s record-breaking 3-0 win in the UEFA Nations League.For the first time in their history – 41 international matches – Holland beat their neighbours by three goals to ensure Joachim Low’s own landmark match was not a memorable one.Goals from Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum, eit...

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O’Neill defends Hendrick after Burnley man incurs Denmark’s wrath

October 14,2018 by PA

Martin O’Neill leapt to Jeff Hendrick’s defence after the midfielder was confronted by furious Denmark players during Saturday evening’s 0-0 Nations League draw in Dublin.The Burnley midfielder incurred the wrath of the Danes five minutes into the game at the Aviva Stadium when he dispossessed midfielder Thomas Delaney as he attempted to put the ball into touch to allow Ireland...

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Stendel praises substitute Thiam for goal in victory over Luton

October 13,2018 by PA

Barnsley head coach Daniel Stendel praised Mamadou Thiam after the substitute scored a spectacular goal in his side’s 3-2 home win over Luton which moved them up to second in the League One table.Thiam scored after 79 minutes and Stendel admitted he had been close to picking the striker as a starter.Stendel said: “It was a very close decision to say he (Thiam) wasn’t in the sta...

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Thierry Henry agrees to become Monaco manager

October 13,2018 by Skysports.com

Thierry Henry has agreed to become Monacos new manager - Sky sources Thierry Henry has agreed a deal to replace Leonardo Jardim and become Monacos new manager, according to Sky sources. Jardim was sacked earlier this week with Monaco - who reached the Champions League semi-finals and won Ligue 1 in 2016/17 - languishing in 18th place with just one win from their opening nine matches. The mo...

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Mourinho not at fault, Man United directors are – Babbel

October 13,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Markus Babbel finds Manchester Uniteds situation laughable and unbelievable, insisting the club and not under-fire manager Jose Mourinho are at fault for their struggles. Beleaguered boss Mourinho is under extreme scrutiny amid Uniteds woes this season, while there have been reports of dressing-room unrest. Mourinho was reportedly set to be sacked regardless of last weeks result against N...

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Kroos: Im not worried about Real Madrids results

October 13,2018 by Marca.com

Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has spoken about the Spanish sides current slump in a press conference ahead of his countrys Nations League clash with the Netherlands. The 28-year-old didnt seem worried by Los Blancos poor run of form which has seen them lose three of their last four matches and go 500 minutes without scoring. Its a challenge to turn this situation aroun...

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Jurgen Klopp considers £57m Piotr Zielinski raid as contract talks stall

October 13,2018 by Express.co.uk

Piotr Zielinski has been linked with amove to Liverpool (Image: GETTY) LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp could swoop for Napoli contact rebel Piotr Zielnksi, according to reports in Italy. The midfielder’s still has three years left to run on his current deal. But club chiefs in Naples are reportedly desperate to tie him down to new contract so they can increase his release clause, which is c...

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Thierry Henry signs three-year deal to coach Monaco - sources

October 13,2018 by ESPN

Thierry Henry is the new manager of Monaco, sources have told ESPN FC. The 2016-17 Ligue 1 champions sacked Leonardo Jardim earlier this week, with Henry, 41, tipped as the frontrunner to replace him. And sources confirmed on Friday that the former Arsenal and Barcelona star has signed a three-year deal with the principality club. The move is set to be made official on Sunday, with Henry, wh...

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Atletico Madrid to bring Chelseas Cesc Fabregas back to Spain

October 13,2018 by ESPN

After recently saying hed like to stay at Chelsea and wished new manager Maurizio Sarri had taken over at the club sooner, Cesc Fabregas could reportedly be moving on from Stamford Bridge. The Mirror reports that La Liga title contenders Atletico Madrid are ready to make a January move to bring the former Barcelona midfielder back to Spain. Fabregas contract with Chelsea expires in the sum...

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Gareth Bale given 24 hours to prove fitness for Wales game against Republic of Ireland

October 13,2018 by Skysports.com

Bale missed Wales 4-1 defeat to Spain and is struggling to be fit for the game against the Republic of Ireland Gareth Bale has been given 24 hours to prove his fitness for Wales UEFA Nations League showdown with the Republic of Ireland. Bale missed the 4-1 friendly defeat by Spain in Cardiff on Thursday, after which manager Ryan Giggs said Wales talisman was struggling to make the trip ...

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Belgium 2 - 1 Switzerland: Lukaku at the double for Red Devils

October 13,2018 by Goal.com

Romelu Lukaku ended a six-game competitive dry spell with both Belgium goals in a late 2-1 home win over a stubborn Switzerland in the Nations League on Friday. On target twice in a 3-0 defeat of Iceland last month, Manchester United striker Lukaku repeated the heroics as he scored either side of Mario Gavranovics surprise 76th-minute equaliser. The 25-year-old looked to have played the par...

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Manchester United move my dream - Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji

October 13,2018 by ESPN

Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji has said it is his dream to play for Manchester United one day. Akanji, 23, joined Dortmund from FC Basel in January and has already established himself as a key player in their back four. When club captain Marco Reus was substituted against Nurnberg, Akanji took over the armband, but he already has much bigger targets in his sights. I have a big dr...

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Michael O’Neill not worried by potential Nations League relegation

October 13,2018 by PA

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill insisted he was more interested in developing players than avoiding Nations League relegation after a 1-0 loss to Austria left his team bottom of their group.Marko Arnautovic’s second-half goal left Northern Ireland without a point in League B Group 3, and they must beat Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo on Monday to keep their fate in their ...

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Tranmere boss Mellon happy as Rovers win under the lights

October 13,2018 by PA

Micky Mellon championed his match-winner and the return of Friday night football to Prenton Park after Tranmere moved up to fourth in the table with a 1-0 victory over Macclesfield.Sheffield United loanee Harvey Gilmour scored the only goal of the game – his third in two matches – to clinch a third consecutive win for Rovers in a close match under the floodlights.The result leaves Ma...

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Southgate satisfied by England showing in silent surroundings

October 13,2018 by PA

Gareth Southgate was frustrated by the result but not his side’s performance as England ignored the eerie backdrop to draw with Croatia in the Nations League.Three months after meeting in the World Cup semi-finals, the sides lined up at the virtually-empty Stadion HNK Rijeka as the hosts completed a UEFA stadium ban for having a swastika on the pitch during a Euro 2016 qualifier against It...

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Attitude problem behind Iceland scare – Deschamps

October 12,2018 by PA

Didier Deschamps insisted he was not worried after France salvaged a last-minute draw in an international friendly against against Iceland.Out of form and regularly conceding goals, Iceland were expected to lose against the World Cup champions, but strikes either side of half-time from Birkir Bjarnason and Kari Arnason put France on the back foot and in danger of a 2-0 loss.Les Bleus fought back...

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Liverpool boss Klopp: I dont want to be the funny man who won no trophies

October 12,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists winning trophies is important to him. Klopp does not rate leading Liverpool to three finals as big achievements because the Reds lost them. In most sports, coming second in the Olympics you come home with a silver medal, said the Liverpool boss. In football, its nothing. And its nothing for me as well. I want to win it, and I know thats a responsibi...

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