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Birmingham set to ship striker Zigic out on loan

may have inspired Birmingham to the Carling Cup but he is still set for a loan move to Racing Santander, according to reports in Spain.Birmingham were trailing 1-0 at half-time, and 3-1 on aggregate, in their Carling Cup semi-final second leg against when manager threw on the towering striker.Zigic has flattered to deceive at times during his midfielder Sheyi Ojo accepts he needs to prove himself at Rangers.Ojo has moved to Ibrox on a 12 month loan.The winger spent last season out on loan with French side Stade Reims before signing a new five-year-deal at Anfield.”Playiimportant” player for Chelsea.Signed from Napoli last summer, the Italian midfielder has endured a difficult debut season at Stamford Bridge.But Azpilicueta believes Jorginho has the quality to become a top player for the Blues.”Jorginho is a very imng with the likes Birmingham career so far, but his introduction was pivotal against West Ham with the Blues overturning the deficit to book their place at Wembley.But it has been reported that Birmingham will still ship him out this month with Zigic set to cocontent_imgmplete a loan move to Racing Santander for the remainder of the season – just six months after Birmingham paid Valencia £6 million for his services.The loan deal would see Racing pay the player’s wages until June, when a permanent deal could become a possibility.

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Sunderland eyeing swoop for £1m Basle starlet

are readcontent_imgy to hand Liechtenstein sensaer United are undecided on whether they need to sign a centre-back this e of Antoine Griezmann’s plans.The wantaway France attacker is pushing to move to Barcelona, but nothing has yet been confirmed.And Cerezo admits if talk of a January pre-contract is true, they will take action, “The truth is that I do not know but isummer.The Red Devils have pulled out of the race to sign Leicester City star Harry Maguire.And the Manchester Evening News says the United brass are beginning to question whethetion Michael Wieser a shot at the Premier League.The 17-year-old midfielder has been drafted into the Basle first team this season and has impressed for the Swiss Super League high flyers.According to reports in Switzerland, Sunderland scouts have been keeping an eye on Wieser’s progress this season and could be ready to bid.And it is thought Basle would be willing to do business for less than £1m – although Sunderland will face competition from Hoffenheim to sign him.

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Fulham 2-2 Manchester City: Murphy saves a point for Cottagers

came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Manchester City at Craven Cottage.Sergio Aguero had put the Blues two goals to the good but strikes from and gave ’s team a point.City started the game stronger and it wasn’t long before Aguero had put them in the lead, setting up the Argentine to slot home after just 18 minutes.’s men continued to impress and will be rueful after missing a host of chances in the first half.Sergio Aguero did manage to double their lead just after the break but the team-talk inside the home dressing room woke Fulham from their slumber.Bobby Zamora was given too much space on the edge of the box and cleanly st says there is nothing that can stop his former club winning the Premier League this season. The Reds are eight points clear at the top after beating close rivals Manchester Cir City strikercontent_img Jamie Vardy says he will be fit to return for the clash with Aston Villa on Monday night.The talismanic striker has missed the last two Foxes games, but told Sky Sports he is now over a minor calf problem.When asked if he was availablety before the international break.And Carragher wants to see Jurgen Klopp roked home the home side’s opener.And the England striker was involved in the equaliser, setting up who’s deflected shot evaded in the City goal.

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Top 10 players never to win a major club trophy: Kuyt, Torres, Cahill, Moses, Finney and more

Pele described England captain Johnny Haynes as the “best passer of the ball I’ve ever seen” and there is no doubt that he was one of the most talented midfielders to play for the national team. In 18 years atbetween 1952 and 1970, Haynesplayed a club-record 658 games and scored 158 goals, inspiring the to an extended spell in the top flight, but the club never came close to winning anything in his time there. Haynes’ excellence atLeicester City midfielder Andy King is set to end his loan spell at Rangers prematurely.The Premier League winner signed with the Gers on a season-long loan spell in the summer.But he has only made five appearances and wants a return to England, according to The Daily Record.King is hoping to seal a permanent move away from Leicester after he returns from his loan spell. club level was rewarded with 56 England caps, 22 as captain, in which he scored 18 times, while he is also remembered as the first footballer to earn £100-a-week, after the ‘maximum wage’ rule in football (of £20-a-week) was abolished in 1961. Haynes actually had the opportunity to join Arsenal in 152 but chose Fulham; the Gunners won the title that year, although Haynes never regretted his decision and is celebrated at Craven Cottage with a statue outside the ground and a stand named in his honour.Sir Thomas Finney was born in Preston on a street next to Deepdale and went on to become the finest player not only to grace that particular ground, but one of the finest English football has ever produced. He never left his home town team, spending his entire 14 year club career at Preston, playing 433 games and scorincontent_imgg 187 goals. He was also a key player for England, earning 76 caps and scoring 30 goals between 1946 and 1958, remarkably making his international debut less than a month after playing his first league game. Finney came close to winning the FA Cup with Preston in 1954, losing a close final to West Brom, but ended his playing days without a winner’s medal.Le Tissier was, alongside Paul Gascoigne, probably the most skillful English attacking player of his generation, but unlike Gazza he never signed for one of the game’s biggest clubs, spending his entire professional career at. This earned Le Tissier legendary status among Saints fans, but probably cost him the chance of winning silverware. Nicknamed ‘Le God’ by fans of the south coast club, Le Tissier was renowned for his spectacular goals and his ability to score penalties, converting 47 of the 48 spot kicks he took during his professional career. Barcelona’s Xavi says that Le Tiss was his idol when he was growing up because “his talent was out of the norm. He could dribble past seven or eight players, but without speed, he just walked past them. For me he was sensational.” After turning down moves to Chelsea and boyhood club Tottenham, Le Tissier never won a major tournament, but he did win the enduring affection of Southampton supporters.Tim Cahill started his senior career in England with and was part of their team that went all the way to the FA Cup final before losing to , which would prove to be just about as close as he would come to winning a major club trophy, even after joining for £1.5million in 2004. He has played a double century of games for the during his seven seasons at the club, scoring plenty of goals and becoming one of the most highly rated Premier League midfielders during that period, but another FA Cup final defeat, this time for Everton against Chelsea in 2009, is the closest the Aussie international has come to breaking his duck. He did win a Second Division title with Millwall in 2001, but a major medal still eludes Cahill.A top level goal scorer throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Clive Allen could only add a handful of England caps to an empty trophy cabinet at the end of his 17 year career; by no means a fair reflection on his prolific goal-scoring feats, particularly at. Before all the heartache at White Hart Lane, however, it was Tottenham themselves who denied Allen an FA Cup winners medal. The striker had bagged the vital goal in QPR’s 1982 FA Cup semi-final triumph over , only to see Rangers lose 1-0 in a final replay against the Lilywhites, who snapped him up two years later. The 1986/87 campaign was Allen’s most prolific at the Lane, notching 49 goals in league and cup competitions, but again it yielded no silverware. They finished third in the First Division, lost the FA Cup final in extra-time against Coventry after Allen had given them an early lead, and were agonisingly squeezed out of the League Cup at the semi-final stage by Arsenal.El Nino has, to his credit, secured a Spanish Second Division title with Atletico Madrid in 2001 and – no mean feat this – won Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010, scoring the final winner in the former. Major club honours, on the other hand, have surprisingly eluded the supremely talented Spaniard. In 2007 he moved to Anfield looking for silverware in a Rafael Benitez side who were the cream of Europe in 2005 and FA Cup winners in 2006, as well as Champions League finalists in 2007. Ironically, it was former club Atletico who dumped hot favourites out of the 2010 Europa League at the semi final stage, perhaps convincing Torres that trophies would not follow if he stayed at Anfield. A shock move to Stamford Bride in January 2011 also failed to land the striker instant success as Chelsea ended the campaign empty handed and Torres scored just once in 18 games. The Blues now face a battle to challenge the Manchester clubs at home and abroad, not to mention Spain’s Barcelona and Real Madrid, if Torres is to finally land a major club prize.Technically, Shay Given has an FA Cup winners medal, but we doubt very much if he counts it as a real success, having sat on the bench when Man City finally ended their own trophy drought in 2011. Undoubtedly one of the top flight’s most talented goalkeepers, at 35 years old Given has yet to feature in a trophy-winning side since his professional career began in 1994. The Irishman has represented his country more than 100 times and suffered FA Cup pain with Newcastle in 1998 and 1999; both 2-0 defeats in the final against Arsenal and Man United. Mega rich Man City swooped for his services in February 2009, but the emergence of consigned Given to a substitute’s role the following season as City secured the FA Cup trophy, their first major honour since 1976. A 2011 summer move to Aston is unlikely to change the Irishman’s fortunes, although stranger things have happened (just ask his current boss ).Remember that trophy Newcastle won in 2006? Anyone? Well, sadly we do. Technically the Magpies were crowned Intertoto Cup winners with Parker in the side when UEFA farcically crowned whichever team progressed furthest in the UEFA Cup, having qualified via the Intertoto Cup (a tournament so laughable it featured three ‘finals’). Luckily, the competition has since been abolished and we aren’t obliged to pretend it ever mattered (the only reached the last 16 in Europe that year, after all). Parker, meanwhile, played just four games in Chelsea’s 2004/05 title winning campaign under Jose Mourinho, failing to qualify for a winner’s medal and he didn’t even make the Blues’ bench for the League Cup win over Liverpool. A deadline day move to Spurs in August 2011 may finally result in some meaningful silverware for the tough-tackling midfielder, who starred for West Ham last season despite relegation to Championship and picked up a significant indivinited midfielder Paul Pogba and PSG star Neymar to arrive this summer.Carvajal says the players were kept up to speed on developments.“You saw that one day he (Neymar) went to Barca, another day he came with us, another day he stayed,” Carvajal, todual award as the Football Writers’ Player of the Year.Free-scoring Supermac smashed in more than 120 goals in five years for Newcastle in the 1970s and once hit five goals in one game for England, but couldn’t quite fire the Magpies to domestic glory during that prolific period, much like Alan Shearer between 1996-2006. They were 3-0 losers to Liverpool in the 1974 FA Cup final after Mac had wound up the Reds by spouting his mouth off in the build up, unwisely boasting of exactly how much damage he was going to inflict on Bill Shankly’s team. Mac was back with Newcastle at Wembley just two years late, but Man City edged them out 2-1 in the 1976 League Cup showpiece. He then moved down south to try his luck with the , where again he suffered FA Cup agony against unfancied Ipswich in 1978. An injury mid-way through the 1978/79 campaign ended MacDonald’s playing career for Arsenal, cruelly denying him a part in their 1979 FA Cup final victory over Man United.Remi Moses was a key part of Ron Atkinson’s teams at both West Brom and Man United, but was extremely unlucky to miss out on a winner’s medal in the 1980s. After helping West Brom to three European qualifications in four seasons, as the finished regularly near the top of Division One, Moses was signed by United and went on to play 150 games for the between 1981 and 1989. He was, however, suspended for their 1983 FA Cup final win over Brighton, then injured when they repeated the success in 1985 against Everton.

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Focus 2012: water polo

A wet and wild sport set to be one of Team GB’s biggest challenges this summer – we’ve not competed since 1956The Waterpolo Arena is the fs midfielder Miralem Pjanic.Corriere dello Sport says City and Chelsea are interested in Pjanic.And it’s claimed are preparing a summer move for the Bosnia international.It was suggested last week that Pjanic could be on his way after missing for Juvirst dedicated water polo venue to be built for an Olympics, and is a wedge-shaped construction with an inflatable roof made of recycled PVC cushions (seriously). Inventive and, presumably, quite a comfortable perch for the Olympic Park’s native birdlife. It’s only a temporary addition that will be dismantled after the Games.Distinguishable by a silver-coloured wrap, the venue will be one of the first sights greeting spectators as they enter the Olympic Park. Its unusual sloping shape – from 12 metres up to 25 metres – is designed to give spectators a view that’s unobstructed by the referee’s raised table.Developed on both sides of the Atlantic, European and American versions of water polo evolved independently. But when it made its Olympic debut in Paris in 1900, it was under a set of rules drawn up by the Scots – who banned the sinking of opponents and holding the ball underwater.Great Britain dominated the sport initially, winning four golds between 1900 and 1920, but there the winning stopped – and this is the first year Team GB have competed since 1956. Hungary won the past three men’s titles, whilCOMMENT: What a way to introduce yourself to your new boss. If first impressions macontent_imgtter, then Roman Abramovich surely has a new favourite player. That first 45 from Christian Pulisic couldn’t have gone any better…Two goals and a penalty won. All bee the USA, Australia and Holland lead the way in the women’s game (only an Olympic discipline since 2000).The men’s and women’s competitions begin with two groups. Each team plays every other team in their group, which is bad news for GB’s men – they’ve been drawn in the group of death alongside the three medallists from Beijing: Hungary, USA and Serbia.Each team consists of seven players, including a keeper – none of whom are allowed to touch the bottom or sides of the pool during play. Matches take place over four eight-minute quarters, and begin with a race to the ball in the middle of the pool. Once in possession, a team has 30 seconds to score before the ball is handed to the opposition.“The men spent the winter training for professional clubs across Europe and will head to Dublin in July to play in a preparation event before travelling to their Olympic holding camp in the Irish capital,” says Joanna Wray, world class programmes manager at British Swimming.“The ladies have had a successful year, finishing seventh at the LEN European Championships in January. It was the first time the team had qualified for the tournament for 15 years.” July 29-August 12 5,000National Rail, London Underground, DLR, London OvergroundDublin Cup, July 5-8National Aquatic Centre, Dublin

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Kaboul: Tottenham have proved they are a great club

Tottenham Hotspur defender reckons that finishing fourth shows how big the club has become, but he insists there is still room for improvement at White Hart Lane.The 25-year-old Frenchman had an outstanding season at the centre of ’ defence this season as they briefly flirted with the title race before falling back down the Premier League, settling just inside the top four.And he has insisted that he and his team-mates mates must carry on their good work and make sure they are recontent_imgady for what could be a challenging 2012/13 campaign.”Over the last two or three years we have shown that we are a ndr Hleb has announced his retirement.The 38 year-old has confirmed his decision to hang up the boots during a documentary on his career.Speaking in ‘Our Hleb’, the midfielder said: “I thought a lot, sought advice, but also decided internally after tgreat club but we still need to work hard and that’s why we’re going to have a big pre-season to be ready for the first game of next season,” said Kaboul.“We [finished] fourth. Of course we wanted to be third. We gave everything to end the season properly. We had a good season but we lost one or two games that we shouldn’t have.”Meanwhile, the robust defender has revealed he will be supporting Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on May 19.The German outfit face Chelsea at the Allianz Arena but with the Blues finishing sixth a victory would see the Stamford Bridge outfit replace Tottenham in the Champions League next season.And the Frenchman will be getting behind Jupp Heynckes’ side.Kaboul added: “Now we just have to wait for the Champions League to see what will be. I am going to be a Bayern Munich sh their 5-1 rout of Sampdoria.Ciro Immobile hit a hat-trick for the result.“We’re going through an excellent period of form and deserve every point we have, as despite missing some players during this run, the team always remained solid and united,upporter but it’s a football game and anything could happen.”

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Juventus close in on Man City and Tottenham target

Juventus have stolen a march on and Manchester City in the race to sign unsettled Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, according to reports in Italy.Llorente, the Spain int loss to Liverpool.The Spaniard thinks the formation was not the reason his side were beaten 3-1 at Anfield.Speaking ahead of this weekend’s North London derby against Spurs, Emery said: “I understand (the question). We won with the diamond last yearernational, has informed Athletic that he does not intend to extend his stay beyond next summer, prompting interest from several clubs across Europe.Juventus’s summer search for a centre-forward has yet to bear fruit, and senior officials at the Turin club have now decided to focus their attention on luring Llorente to Italy.Calciomercatonews.com claims Juventus have offered Athletic £14m for Llorente – with the bid subsequently rejected.The Serie A champions, who are expected to return with an improved offer, are also willing to offer Llorente an annual salary of £1.9m.Tottenham manager Andre s-Boas has just one senior centre-forward, , is determined to keep hold of coach Simone Inzaghi and midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.Both men have been linked wcontent_imgith Juventus.But Lotito says: “Beyond what the market will say, Milinkovic is one of jewels in this club’s crown.“He was named the in his squad at the moment, and he is desperate to bring in more attacking reinforcements before the end of the month and could launch a move for Llorente.

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Exclusive – Greaves: Spurs can beat AC Milan if they attack from the off

Jimmy Greaves believes can beat AC Milan but only if they attack the Italians from the off.Spurs face the I Rossoneri in the last-16 of this season’s Champions League, with tonight’s first leg at the San Sirves are closing in on the £16million signing of AC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone.Thco Silva knows fans are fuming after defeat to Burnley.The Blues slumped to a fourth league defeat in a row today as Jeff Hendrick’s second-half volley sealed a 1-0 win for Burnley.Silva was angry at the decision to show Seamus Coleman a second yelloe Italy international, 21, returned to his homeland on Saturday morning, after leaving the Rossoneri’s pre-season tour in the United States.Cutrone returned to Milan o.Greaves has backed his former team to get the right result tonight and make the second leg, at White Hart Lane, a tie to remember.He said: “I think it will be all to play for at White Hart Lane. It’ll be even stevens tonight.“Van der Vaart is a good player and I’m pleased that he’s in the team for tonight; he’s outstanding.”Tottenham have got to attack Milan, they can’t afford to sit back because sooner or latercontent_img they are going to punish you.”Spurs’ most successful way of playing is attacking football, they like to hit people on the break.“It’s a shame that Modric is not playing and of course but you have to live with these problems.”

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Dawson set for January return for Tottenham

Tottenham boss has been given a major boost with the news that is set to return from injury early in the New Year.Dawson has not played since the 5-1 defeat to Manchester City on August 28 after suffering a setback in his recovery from an Achilles’ tendon injury.But Redknapp has penciled in a return early in the New Year”Michael could be back in early January,” said Redknapp. “He’s getting there, he’s back outside running now and he is cocontent_imgming on w-goal Divock Origi after Liverpool’s stunning victory orst on Sunday.Real were beaten 3-1 by Bayern Munich on Saturday and Bale spent the entirety of the match in the stands, not even making it to the Madrid bench, with Zidane then claiming after the game it would be better if the Welshman left the club.ver Barcelona.The Reds are into the Champions League final after defeating Barca 4-0 on Tuesday night and 4-3 on aggregate.Shearer said on BBC Sport: “I have never seen anything like this before.ell.”But while the news is good on Dawson, it’s less optimistic surrounding a return to action for , who is suffering from an ankle injury.Redknapp added: “With Tom, at the moment it’s just sort of ‘wait and see’ a bit. It’s going to be a longer job for him.”

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Exclusive – Jeremy Wray: Paolo Di Canio needs another job before West Ham return

Former Swindon chairman Jeremy Wray claims Paolo Di Canio will need another step up the managerial ladder before returning to West Ham.The Hammers legend has emerged as a contender for the Upton Park top job should Sam Allardyce not be offered a new deal.The Italian spent four years with the east London club and instantly became a cult hero for the Irons faithful.But Wray, who appointed the 44-year-old at the County Ground, claims Di Canio needs another challenge before acontent_imgrriving back at the Boleyn Ground.“There’s a big difference between a managerial career and a playing career,” he told the Sports Bar. “Sir Alex Ferguson he’s been in managing for 30 y signings.Sarri’s departure from Chelsea was finally confirmed on Sunday as the Blues announced they had agreed a compensation package in excess of £5m to allow him to join Juventus.But two players in particular are said to have impressed the 60-yeaears, but he didn’t need to do erest from the continent.The Mirror says Sturridge is being offered the chance to revive his career in Italy after he was dumped by Liverpool at the end of last season.Sturridge, 29, has been in America this summer while he plans his next move after it all in the third year of his career. There are very few people who stay for 20 odd years at a club.“There will be somewhere in between [Swindon and West Ham]. I was hoping it was taking Swindon into the Championship, [but some things aren’t meant to be].”And Wray claims there isn’t a shortage of admirers who would be willing to give Di Canio a chance at their club “He’s the sort of person who would leave a job even if he doesn’t have another one [lined up],” he added. “I’d be staggered if he left because he had another job.“There won’t be a shortage of takers though. Swindon’s loss will be someone else’s gain. Someone asked me if he’s going to be the next Jose Mourinho and I said ‘no, he’ll be the first Paolo Di Canio.’”

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Exclusive – Albrighton: ‘Ashley Young is unplayable’

has told talkSPORT that is unplayable.The 25-year-old winger impressed in Aston ’s 4-1 win over in which he scored twice to continue his recent form which included an impressive substitute appearance for England against Denmark.And fellow winger Albrighton hailed his displays for club and country, telling Call Collymore: “Ashley Young on his day is unplaTottenham Hotspur are the clear favourites to sign QPR midfielder Eberechi Eze.Spurs have been interested in Eze since Mauricio Pochettino’s time at the club.Sheffield United and Crystal Palace had also been interested in the 21-year-old.But The Sun says QPR’s asking price of £20m has put off Spurs’ Premier League rivals.Eze has won three caps for England’s U21 side.yable.“He’s proved that today and Blackburn couldn’t live with hicontent_imgm at times.”Albrighton also spoke of his own international ambitions, revealing he believes the key to any prospective call-up rests on him showing consistent form for Villa.“If I just concentrate on how I’m doing at Villa that will look after itself,” he said.“If I’m not performing for Villa then I’m not going to get a look in on the England scene. If I can put some performances togetlong loan deal for the 2019-20 campaign.The 23-year-old has also extended his contract with the newly-promoted Premier League Canaries until 2021.Morris spent time on loan with the Millers in 2017, playing eight times.He did not play competitively thher, hopefully one day maybe in the near future I’ll get a shout.”

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Former Chelsea midfielder lined up for Man United move

Manchester United are tracking the progress of Benfica’s former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.The 24-year-old Serbian shares the same first name and nationality as current Old Trafford favourite Nemanja Vidic and that ccontent_imgould be a crucial element to a possible deal.Benfica are top of the Portuguese league and their abundance of goals would not have been possible without unselfish Matic providing a solid foundation at the base of the midfield.Matic joined Chelsea in 2009 but was sold to Benfica two years later, after just two league appearances and a season-long loan to Vitesse, as part of the deal th have expressed interest in Juventus midfielder Emre Can.The former Liverpool star has found himself frozen out at Juve under coach Maurizio Sarri and is weighing up his options ahead of the winter market.Corriere dello Sport says United will hold taat took David Luiz to Stamford Bridge.Now the left-footed star has realised his early potential and United could get one over their Premier League rivals by bringing him obertson insists Liverpool won’t underestimate Chelsea in Wednesday’s European Super Cup final in Istanbul.The Blues are without Eden Hazard, who joined Real Madrid this summer, and were unable to sign any players in the transfer window due to a tranback to the Premier League.

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Exclusive – Cottee issues West Ham with play-off warning

Tony Cottee has warned West Ham they cannot afford to be gung-ho as they bid to book thcontent_imgeir place in the Championship play-off final.The Hammers lead 2-0 against Cardiff after the first leg of their semi-final ahead of this afternoon’s second leg, but their home form has been so patchy this season that the nerves are jangling at Upton Park.And Cottee admits his former team must do all they can to protect their advantage.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “West Ham have to go out to try to win the game, but they can’t afford to be gung-ho in the search for a killer goal.“The home form has not been good, and that’s my concern. Sam Allardyce will be telling them to keep it tight because they cannot afford to concede a goal or the fans might get edgy and that’s when the wobbles might start. But if we get a third goal that will kill the tie off.“West Ham are massive favourites, but one of the most dangerous things is knowing a draw will be enough. Then you can get caught in two minds.“I think West Ham are a better team than Cardiff, but if Wehester City have apects Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann to move to Barcelona.Guardiola alo insists City cannot afford Griezmann and that the French international will not be coming to the Etihad.He said: “Don’t worry guys, we are not going to buy Griezmann. good enough squad to continue dominating English football.City won an unprecedented domestic treble this season, including their second successive Premier League title.And Laporte thinks the Sky Blues can sustain their success longst Ham freeze a bit they might get taken down. They’ve got to be very careful.”

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Exclusive – Stubbs: Everton good enough for Champions League

Alan Stubbs believes Everton’s squad is good enough to earn a Champions League place this season.The have started the season in superb form and are currently in fourth place, two points behind Chelsea, who sit third.’ men could only manage a 1-1 draw with City on Saturday but Stubbs claims the Merseyside club have the spirit to get back on track and carry on their good streak in the New Year.He told the Weekend Sports Breakfast: “The two Manchester clubs are going to fight it out for the championshch officials after their Champions League final defeat to Liverpool.content_imgSpurs were behind inside the first minute after a controversial hand-ball awarded against Moussa Sissoko.Lloris said at the final whistle: “The penalty? The referee makes his decisioip and Chelsea will probably finish third.“I was very impressed with when they played us last weekend, even though we won the game, they’ve got a fantastic squad and if they put a run together they would be serious challengers for fourth place.“They’re one of the better teams I’ve seen this year. But you never know, with Tottenham you do get that up and down rollercoaster of results.“Everton have just got to be in there. If we’re United don’t need to sign Erling Braud Haaland. The RB Salzburg striker is reportedly weighing up an offer from United, where he will be reunited with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, his former coach at Molde.”[Haaland] is good and he is still young,” said fo in there pitching then, with our spirit and our comradery amongst the players and the fact we’ve got a great manager, I think we’ve got a chance [of finishing fourth].”

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positive about the upcoming transfer window.The club are in need of some reinforcemencontent_imgts, as they are struggling to cope with the demands of playing Europe and domestically.And Shi knows that investment is needed if theyRodgers isn’t expecting a Premier League winner’s medal from Liverpool anytime soon.After Manchester City were handed a two-year Champions League ban for ‘serious breaches’ of UEFA’s FFP rules, there have been suggestions they could be stripped of th are to maintain their level fr