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#PLStories- Antonio Conte’s furious Tottenham rant against his own players #THFC

A tough penalty decision to take but at 3-1 up with 15 minutes to go, should your team be drawing that match? “If we are going to discuss the penalty it means we don’t want to see other situations. For…

#PLStories- Antonio Conte reveals his failures at Tottenham and teases Pep Guardiola about Julia Roberts visiting Spurs #THFC

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#PLStories- Pep Guardiola won’t remind Man City players of responsibilities amid Kyle Walker allegation #MCFC

Pep Guardiola doesn’t feel the need to remind his Manchester City players of their responsibilities as professional footballers in light of the indecent exposure allegations against Kyle Walker.  Pep Guardiola said: “I spoke with him but I don’t have to…

#PLStories- Graham Potter discusses Chelsea abuse after receiving emails wishing death on him and his kids #CHELSEAFC

Graham Potter has opened up on the unacceptable abuse he has received because of Chelsea’s poor form, which has included emails wishing death on him and his children. A run of two victories in 14 Premier League matches has resulted in…

#PLStories- Roberto De Zerbi welcomes acceptance of referee mistake from Howard Webb #BHAFC

Albion’s head coach has again declined to criticise the VAR error which cost his side a goal at Crystal Palace.

He said he appreciated Webb fronting up after the mistake by John Brooks which saw Pervis Estupinan’s strike incorrectly ruled out.

De Zerbi’s approach when asked about the VAR fall-out at his press conference today was in contrast to that taken by his Arsenal counterpart Mikel Arteta, whose side fell foul of a poor decision in their 1-1 draw with Brentford.

The Albion boss said: “For me, sincerely it is not a problem.

“Referees are human like other people and can make mistakes.

“I don’t like if I have to criticise them because it is not my job. I’m sorry for the mistakes, for sure.

“I think we lost four or five points, not only Palace but with Aston Villa at home there was a clear, clear, clear penalty. And the same at Leicester.

“But it can happen, some mistakes.

“At the end of the season, I think the mistakes are not so important in terms of the table because there is a balance of mistakes.

“MY problem is my team to play with a quality, a style and to try to win the game, only this.”

He added: “Referees are humans, VAR is technology, it is different. We hope football can improve through this technology.

“But I don’t want to speak too much about referees.

“There are other people who want to take advantage about this.

“I don’t like this in Italy, I don’t like this in Ukraine, in the UK the same.”

Webb was pro-active after a bad day for match officials in the Prem.

De Zerbi said: “He is a good guy, he’s an honest person and I appreciate that he showed his face.

“When there is a mistake, it’s not easy to show your face.

“I told him there is no problem for me, my players, or my club.

“We don’t want to put any pressure on referees.”

De Zerbi believes VAR should be a tool which improves the game.

He said: “It should be better, no?

“The technology can and has to help the referee.

“At Palace it was like this and we can’t change the result.

“Maybe if Pervis’s goal had been allowed, we could still have lost the game.

“We don’t know the other possibilities during the game.”

#PLStories- Pep Guardiola sends message to Man City fans as he defends legacy #MCFC

Pep Guardiola called on Manchester City to be more united than ever as he defended the memories they have shared together. It has been a bruising week for Blues, who have been accused by the Premier League of more than…

#PLStories- Erik ten Hag admits the chaos against Crystal Palace was team unity after Casemiro’s Man United red card #MUFC

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag believes Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew should have been sent off during Palace’s defeat at Old Trafford. United boss Ten Hag had his say on the decision and thinks that Ayew should have been…

#PLStories- FA release statement on Nottingham Forest vs Wolves brawl in league Cup #NFFC #WolvesFC

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest have been charged by the Football Association for the brawl which broke out at the end of last week’s Carabao Cup tie. A penalty shootout was needed to separate the teams as the quarter-final finished…

#PLStories- Antonio Conte on Spurs’ Arsenal defeat, Hugo Lloris error and supporter kicking Ramsdale #THFC

What did you make of that performance from your team? About the performance, I’m not disappointed. I’m not disappointed because we knew that the game could be really difficult because Arsenal is a really, really strong team and also tonight…

#PLStories- Marcus Rashford explains his role in controversial Manchester United equaliser vs Man City #MUFC #ManchesterDerby

Marcus Rashford believes Manchester United’s equaliser vs Manchester City was correctly awarded and doesn’t know ‘why it wouldn’t stand.’ Rashford spoke about the role he played in the goal and explained why he thinks there was no question about it…

#PLStories- Toti Gomes makes Liverpool point after Wolves VAR controversy at Anfield in FA Cup #WOLVESFC

Toti Gomes was left perplexed after Wolverhampton Wanderers were controversially denied a late winner in Saturday’s FA Cup tie. The officials apparently didn’t have the correct VAR camera angle to determine whether Matheus was in an offside position. Julen Lopetegui insists…

#PLStories- Julen Lopetegui reveals what he told Andrew Madley after Wolves VAR controversy at Liverpool #WOLVESFC

A frustrated Julen Lopetegui went to see referee Andrew Madley after VAR failed to overturn a dubious offside decision which denied Wolverhampton Wanderers a famous FA Cup victory at Anfield. Toti Gomes believed he had scored the winner against Liverpool with…

#PLStories- Man United ace Bruno Fernandes clarifies on ‘frosty’ Cristiano Ronaldo moment and Piers Morgan interview #MUFC

Bruno Fernandes has confirmed that he has ‘no problem’ with Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan and the ‘frosty’ reception between the two of them earlier this week. Fernandes appeared reluctant to speak to his…

#PLStories- Leicester City star James Maddison addresses controversial casino visit #LCFC

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#PLStories- Aston Villa defender Ludwig Augustinsson responds to explosive Cristiano Ronaldo interview and Man Utd comments #AVFC #MUFC

Aston Villa defender Ludwig Augustinsson has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo for his explosive interview with Piers Morgan, labelling it as ‘unnecessary’. Villa full-back Augustinsson was also asked about the interview while on international duty with Sweden. The nation are in action against…

#PLStories- Antonio Conte raging on VAR ahead of trip to Cherries #THFC

TOTTENHAM boss Antonio Conte was angry at the decision by VAR to rule out Harry Kane’s stoppage-time strike against Sporting Lisbon and accused the technology of being dishonest against his team.

Kane fired home in the fifth minute of added time last night to spark wild celebrations with the hosts believing the effort had sent them through to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Dutch official Pol van Boekel, who was in charge of VAR, ruled Kane had been ahead of the ball when Emerson Royal’s header hit Flavio Nazinho and ricocheted into the path of the striker, who smashed in with aplomb to briefly make the score 2-1.

Sporting players and staff celebrated the decision to rule out the goal, which meant Marcus Edwards’ first-half strike – cancelled out by Rodrigo Bentancur’s 81st-minute header – left all four teams in Group D with a chance of making the knockout stage going into the last game.

“I think there are moments that maybe you can be a bit intelligent to understand you have just disallowed a regular goal because the goal was regular. The ball is in front of Kane,” Conte insisted in his press conference before he walked out after one question.

“And then the VAR. I repeat you know I don’t comment on referee decisions but the VAR, this season, I don’t know why between Premier League and Champions League, we are not so lucky.

“I don’t know why until now we are also the only team who repeated the penalty and every penalty I go to see, if the keeper move on line, I see a lot of the time. I want to see repetition of a penalty in Premier League.

“I think we are not so lucky with VAR but I think they create big damage. I would like to see if this type of decision you can take with a top team, in an important game, yeah I would like to see if VAR is so brave to take this decision.

“I repeat this unfair decision because the ball is in front of Kane. Sorry, but I am really upset because sometimes you can accept this situation and sometimes I think it is not good because I don’t see honesty in this type of situation and when I see this I become really, really upset.”

Spurs head to Vitality Stadium to face Cherries this weekend, another side who feel hard done by regarding VAR decisions in recent weeks.

Speaking after Monday night’s 2-0 defeat at West Ham United, interim head coach Gary O’Neil said: “It’s getting a little bit ridiculous now as I think we’ve had about 10 VAR decisions go against us since I took over.

“I’m obviously disappointed with the first goal. I thought it was a terrible decision.”

#PLStories- Bournemouth’s interim manager Gary O’Neil issues verdict on ‘ridiculous’ VAR after controversy in West Ham loss #AFCB

Bournemouth caretaker boss Gary O’Neil blasted the “ridiculous” VAR decisions that went against his side in their 2-0 defeat at West Ham United. The Irons managed to secure all three points on Monday night thanks to a first-half header from Kurt…

#PLStories- Gary O’Neil rages at ‘terrible decision’ leading to West Ham opener #AFCB #Controversy

GARY O’NEIL pulled no punches in his assessment of West Ham’s controversial opener during Cherries’ 2-0 defeat and insisted: “I can’t understand how that would be given.”

Kurt Zouma’s first goal since November 2021 was allowed to stand by VAR Mike Dean, despite a handball by Thilo Kehrer aiding the Irons to go one goal up at London Stadium.

Kehrer scooped Jarrod Bowen’s corner into the air before the ball was headed clear by Chris Mepham, nodded back by Tomas Soucek and eventually over the line via the top of Zouma’s head.

The word from Stockley Park was that because the handball was not deliberate, and had not led directly to the goal, it was allowed to stand.

Interim boss O’Neil was booked for his protests just before half-time and made his feelings clear to referee David Coote at full-time.

He told the Daily Echo: “I’m doing that every game at the minute. In with the referee discussing decisions.

“I’m obviously disappointed with the first goal. I thought it was a terrible decision.

“The first goal cannot stand. It’s impossible for me that that is a goal. His arm moved towards the ball, it impacted where the ball was going.

“I can’t understand how that would be given. Talk about hands in a natural or unnatural position. His hands are in front of his stomach and they move towards the ball in the build-up to the goal.

“I also think there was a foul in the build-up to the goal as well. I think, more subtle but I expect it to be looked at.

“I went in (to see the referee) to find out about the Jefferson Lerma foul on (Aleksandar) Mitrovic at Fulham. The information I received was that Jefferson Lerma impeded Mitrovic without looking at the ball.

“If you watch Flynn Downes in the build-up (on Monday). He affects Marcos Senesi by putting his arm over him while looking in the complete opposite direction of the ball. I expect that to be looked at.

“The handball for the first goal, I just can’t even believe we have to discuss it. It’s a handball 100 times out of 100. Really, really surprised.”

O’Neil was left further frustrated after Cherries full-back Jordan Zemura was judged to have handled in the box when blocking Vladimir Coufal’s cross in the latter stages, with Said Benrahma converting the penalty for 2-0.

Hammers boss David Moyes has complained recently that too many calls were going against his side – but the Scot insisted he had not seen enough of the incidents against Cherries to make a comment.

“I’ve genuinely not seen any of the incidents,” he said.

“Obviously Bournemouth are disappointed with how it went. But what I would say is our performance merited better goals than we scored.”

#PLStories- Chelsea condemn homophobic chants at Stamford Bridge amid Rainbow Laces campaign #CHELSEAFC

Chelsea have released a statement regarding the chants towards the club and supporters at Stamford Bridge during the 1-1 Premier League draw with Manchester United. Chants from inside the stadium were heard during the clash in West London on the first…

#PLStories- FA will not investigate Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s comments after Man City ‘xenophobic’ claim #LFC

The Football Association will not investigate Jurgen Klopp’s comments about Manchester City, Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain. The Liverpool manager, speaking in the buildup to last Sunday’s 1-0 win against City, admitted his side cannot compete with the state-funded endless wealth of…

#PLStories- Erik ten Hag sends message to Cristiano Ronaldo about present being more important than past #MUFC

Erik ten Hag says Cristiano Ronaldo has to be prepared to be “judged” after the Manchester United manager disciplined him for his actions at the end of the Tottenham match. Ten Hag had not spoken with Ronaldo at the time of…

#PLStories- Erik ten Hag reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo’s early exit and explains why he dropped Manchester United forward #MUFC

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag clarified he will deal with Cristiano Ronaldo after he disappeared down the tunnel before full-time against Tottenham. Erik ten Hag said: “Yeah, I don’t pay attention to that, we deal with that tomorrow. We…

#PLStories- Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rejects Man City ‘xenophobe’ reports #LFC

Jurgen Klopp insists he does not feel hurt by accusations of xenophobia following his comments around Manchester City’s spending power last week. Jurgen Klopp said: “In this specific case, I don’t feel hit at all. I know myself and you…

#PLStories- Jesse Marsch admits he needs to be more ‘disciplined’ at the touchline #LUFC

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch admits that he needs to be more ‘disciplined’ on the touchline but doesn’t believe that he ‘crossed the line’ following his dismissal against Brentford on Saturday. Jesse March said: “I was even asked at the…

#PLStories- Thomas Tuchel provides VAR verdict after West Ham goal ruled out in favor of Edouard Mendy #CHELSEAFC

Thomas Tuchel has suggested that VAR made the right decision to rule out Maxwel Cornet’s late equaliser at Stamford Bridge. The German coach described Jarrod Bowen’s touch on Edouard Mendy as a ‘clear foul’ in the build-up to Cornet’s strike. Tuchel…

#PLStories- David Moyes on West Ham’s Chelsea defeat, VAR, referees and Edouard Mendy #WHUFC

Do you feel you deserved more from the game? I thought so, yes. I thought that we’d done a lot of good things in the game and I thought we stuck at it, got our noses in front. I thought…

#PLStories- AFC Bournemouth’s owner Maxim Demin issues controversial statement on Scott Parker’s departure #AFCB

CHERRIES owner Maxim Demin shared that the decision to part ways with head coach Scott Parker stemmed from a difference in views on the “strategy to run the club sustainably.”

This morning Cherries announced that Parker would be departing the Vitality Stadium just over a year after his appointment, after three losses from the club’s first four Premier League games.

In numerous interviews, Parker repeatedly stressed that his side needed further reinforcements, citing that there were a “million different reasons” Cherries had not strengthened over the summer.

Demin also seemed to suggest that Parker did not “show belief in and respect for one another”.

Speaking to the club’s website, Demin shared: “I would like to place on record my gratitude to Scott and his team for their efforts during their time with us.

“Our promotion back to the Premier League last season under his tenure will always be remembered as one of the most successful seasons in our history.

“However, in order for us to keep progressing as a team and a Club as a whole, it is unconditional that we are aligned in our strategy to run the club sustainably.

“We must also show belief in and respect for one another.

“That is the approach that has brought this club so much success in recent history, and one that we will not veer from now. Our search for a new head coach will begin immediately.”

Gary O’Neil has stepped into the breach to serve as interim manager, with development squad coaches Shaun Cooper and Tommy Elphick assisting.

Cherries are next in action tomorrow, when they host Wolves at the Vitality Stadium (kick-off 7.30pm).

#PLStories- Antonio Conte on Son, Richarlison juggling the ball and why he won’t complain #THFC

What did you make of the performance? Yeah, I think we deserved to win. It was a difficult game against Nottingham Forest. It was the first time (playing them) and I was really surprised to listen to a lot of…

#PLStories- Erik ten Hag on Lisandro Martinez, Ronaldo, success at Manchester United and dropping F* bomb LIVE on Sky Sports #MUFC

Erik ten Hag remains convinced he will succeed at Manchester United despite losing both of his first two matches in charge. Ten Hag became the first United manager since John Chapman in 1921 to lose his first two matches and…

#PLStories- Thomas Tuchel reveals high pressing and intensity was expected at Leeds and points Mike Dean mistake admission was too late #CHELSEAFC

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is expecting an ’emotional’ game at Elland Road on Sunday, against a Leeds United side that ‘loves the chaos’. Thomas Tuchel said: “I expect a high-intensity game, a high-pressing team from Leeds and a very emotional…

#PLStories- Mike Dean breaks silence on Marc Cucurella Chelsea-Tottenham decision in unprecedented statement #CHELSEAFC #THFC

Chelsea have been handed an explanation for the refereeing decisions that impacted Thomas Tuchel’s side in the fiery 2-2 draw against Tottenham on Sunday. The Blues have now been handed an explanation for the decisions made during the game by Dean…

#PLStories- Thomas Tuchel on Chelsea draw, Antonio Conte, Anthony Taylor, Kante injury #CHELSEAFC #THFC

Thomas, let’s start with the obvious, the handshake and the bust-up? “I just compared it to two players who had a bit of fight on the field and nothing happens. Nobody gets injured and the players, if you have a…

#PLStories- Premier League clamps down on ‘anti-social and criminal behaviour’ by releasing strict actions #FA #PLFans

The FA, Premier League and EFL are introducing tougher penalties aimed at tackling an increase anti-social and criminal behaviour. In a joint statement the governing bodies confirmed that from the start of the 2022/23 season there will be a clampdown on…

#PLStories- Harry Kane reveals exactly when he wants to break England goalscoring record #THFC

Harry Kane wants to be England’s top goalscorer of all time before leading the country in the World Cup this winter. The Tottenham Hotspur striker has notched 49 goals in just 69 appearances for England and lies only four goals behind…

#PLStories- UEFA issues apology to Liverpool and Real Madrid after Champions League final chaos #RMA #LFC

UEFA has apologised to Liverpool and Real Madrid following the troubling scenes witnessed before the Champions League final. This week, Real Madrid published a strongly-worded statement which asked UEFA to look into the entry troubles. Amid heavy pressure to launch an…

#PLStories- Tottenham defender Emerson Royal breaks silence after armed robbery attempt in Brazil #THFC

Tottenham defender Emerson Royal has stated that he is safe and well and will speak soon after escaping an armed robbery attempt in Brazil with “29 shots fired”. Returning to his home country for a break following the culmination of…

#PLStories- Merseyside Police say Liverpool fans were not late and Liverpool release statement on Champions league incident #LFC

Merseyside Police have said Liverpool fans were “not late” to the Champions League final after chaos outside the stadium. Hundreds of supporters were stopped from entering the Stade de France on Saturday night ahead of the match. Shocking video from outside…

#PLStories- James Ward-Prowse questions Leicester City ‘sportsmanship’ after Southampton controversy #LCFC #SAINTSFC

James Ward-Prowse has questioned Leicester City’s “sportsmanship” after their controversial opening goal against Southampton. Hasenhuttl said in his post-match press conference that he had hoped City would let Adam Armstrong walk the ball into the net to level up the game….

#PLStories- Brendan Rodgers responds to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s comments on controversial opener #LEIFC #SAINTSFC

BRENDAN Rodgers responded “if the centre-half doesn’t make a mistake there is no drama” after Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed Saints asked Leicester to gift an equaliser.

The Saints bench asked the Foxes to let the visitors run and score after James Maddison opened soon after the half-time break.

During the eventual 4-1 defeat, referee Jon Moss had stopped play for an injury while Saints were on the ball, but gave the drop ball back to the Foxes in error.

Leicester then attacked immediately and scored after Lyanco errors at the back let them in from a long-ball forward.

Hasenhuttl says Saints asked Leicester to allow the concession of a goal in the interest of sportsmanship, but that did not transpire.

Rodgers was asked for his view on Hasenhuttl’s comments, and responded: “It was a lack of clarity on what actually happened. Was it a bounce-ball, was it a free-kick to us?

“The ball was obviously bounced and we played it back to Kasper (Schmeichel). If the centre-half doesn’t make a mistake there is no drama, he heads it back and Southampton has the ball.

“But he doesn’t. Then I think if there is any issue Jon Moss will blow up, but pretty soon after he points to the centre-sport.

“Clearly the Southampton players are unhappy. I understand the frustration, and they will be disappointed they didn’t defend it better, but all we can do is play to the whistle.”

Asked why his side did not accept the request from the Saints bench, Rodgers added: “Only because of the side when where we speak to the fourth official, I called some of the players over to see what Jon Moss was saying.

“Jon Moss said it was a goal and it was a fair goal. It is disappointing for Ralph, there was a bit of confusion but we scored and went on to score another three goals.”

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#PLStories- Frank Lampard’s former assistant Jody Morris explains Andreas Christensen concern that troubles Tuchel #CHELSEAFC

Former Chelsea player and assistant manager Jody Morris has revealed that defender Andreas Christensen had to drop out of matches late in Frank Lampard’s stewardship of the club. It comes after the Dane pulled out of a number of games…

#PLStories- Mike Jackson demands more of the same from squad and Ashley Barnes calls out refree decisions #BURNLEYFC

BURNLEY caretaker manager Mike Jackson wants no change in mentality going into Sunday’s relegation decider against Newcastle but admitted his players must manage the emotions of the game.

After Thursday’s 1-1 draw at Aston Villa, Burnley go into the final day of the season outside the bottom three on goal difference, knowing if they can match Leeds’ result away to Brentford they can look forward to another season in the top flight.

That would complete a remarkable turnaround with Jackson having won three and drawn two of his seven games since replacing Sean Dyche, but the pressure has been on at Turf Moor for some time given the predicament they were in, and Jackson said Sunday would be no different.

“I think every game we’ve had since I’ve been here, they’ve said it’s a must,” he said.

“We must get something out of this game or that game, and the lads have been delivering. The performances have been strong.

“In the Villa game at home we made some errors, we made an error for the goal last night, but the players have had that around them now for the last six or seven games, they’re used to living in that and that will stand them in good stead.

“We know Sunday is going to be emotional. We’ll try and take that out of it, use some of it, take a bit of fire from it and go and attack the moment again.”

Jackson called Burnley’s performance at Villa Park an “absolute masterclass in defending” as they battled to take a point, going ahead through an Ashley Barnes penalty before Emi Buendia brought Villa level after a move that began with an apparent foul throw from Matty Cash.

But it was another display that told Jackson his players are handling the pressure.

“I think that’s where they’re at their best,” he said. “When I watch that game back, some of the work put in, the details we’ve worked on and been focusing on.

“If you take all the noise out of it, we’ve come away with a point. We still have to get some sort of result so it’s not really changed anything.

“We’re in a little bit of a better position and we’re just looking forward now.”

Burnley conceded a contentious penalty in last weekend’s 1-0 defeat by Tottenham for a Barnes handball, but were denied a spot-kick of their own at Villa Park for a similar incident involving Lucas Digne.

Barnes pointed to both that, and Cash’s foul throw, in calling for greater consistency from officials.

“The consistency of the VAR situation and the referees, the decisions, they have to improve,” the forward said.

“We were waiting five minutes at Spurs for a decision and the same yesterday. They were exactly the same, his probably more clear than mine, but because my arm was stretched out they gave it. The decisions are vital.

“You’ve seen the throw-in as well that leads to their goal. It’s a hard one to take, he’s on the pitch when he threw it.”

Barnes was in the Burnley squad when they suffered their last relegation eight years ago. The 32-year-old was also part of the side that earned European football in 2018, but said avoiding the drop this weekend would be a high point in his Clarets career.

“It would be a huge achievement from where we were,” he said. “To win three games in 20-odd, that’s not good enough, that’s relegation staring at you. The lads have done well to turn it around and hopefully now we can get this final win at the weekend, get out of there and be safe.”

#PLStories- Brentford duo receive apologetic letter from Everton Fans’ Forum after Goodison Park incident #EVERTONFC #BRENTFORDFC

Everton fans have written to Brentford players Ivan Toney and Rico Henry to express their dismay and sorrow after the players family members were racially abused during the 3-2 loss at Goodison Park. Henry was on target, scoring the winner, and…

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Antonio Conte believes Mikel Arteta should be more focused on his job and not complain as much following Tottenham’s 3-0 North London Derby win over Arsenal. A huge game for Spurs with Arsenal able to secure a Champions League spot…

#PLStories- Antonio Conte fires back at Jurgen Klopp #LFC #THFC

Antonio Conte says Jurgen Klopp was looking for an “excuse or an alibi” when he criticised Tottenham’s style of play following their 1-1 draw on Saturday. Spurs were more than worthy of their point after they put in a resilient…

#PLStories- Wolves coach makes VAR claim after ‘big lump’ Romelu Lukaku’s controversial Chelsea goal #WOLVESFC

Wolves coach Tony Roberts was stunned VAR gave Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku a penalty in today’s match at Stamford Bridge. Tony Roberts said: “If they’re getting penalties for that these days… I couldn’t believe it. It’s another one of them….

#PLStories- Ralf Rangnick hits back over Jesse Lingard claims #MUFC

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has dismissed criticism that it was “classless” to deny Jesse Lingard an Old Trafford send-off earlier this week. Ralf Rangnick said: “To start with, in the last couple of weeks under my tenure he…

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Pep Guardiola says that any managers who can’t stand the heat should get out of the Premier League kitchen. And he suggested that anyone who cannot cope with the hectic schedule might be better sitting under a coconut tree and…

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Pep Guardiola refused to comment on the mayhem that marred the end of their red-blooded clash with Atletico Madrid. The Manchester City boss preferred to praise his players for a fantastic defensive effort in the face of a fierce assault…

#PLStories- Roy Hodgson slams penalty call as Juraj Kucka pulls down Diogo Jota in Watford loss to Liverpool #WATFORDFC

Roy Hodgson has been left ‘bemused’ by VAR’s decision to intervene and award Liverpool a penalty as Watford lost 2-0 at Anfield. Roy Hodgson said: “It’s the only sad moment for me today. You know, VAR has done a lot…

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Jurgen Klopp has slammed the decision to keep Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City at Wembley as “one of the most ridiculous stories” he has ever heard. Supporters from both regions are set for a logistical nightmare when it comes…

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