2019 January

‘I will never forget this moment’, says Harry Kane after match-winning heroics in north London derby

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was the toast of Tottenham after his two­-goal salvo . And his heroics edged him ever nearer to an international call­-up as was watching at White Hart Lane. Kane admitted afterwards: “That feeling is one I definitely won’t forget for the rest of my career. "It was my first north London derby and to win the way we did, it’s incredible. I probably woove to play under Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.However, Aouar also stated that he was not looking leave the Ligue 1 side imminently.The central midfielder is being linked with the top clubs in Europe due to his impressive displays.Aouar said ton’t sleep tonight.” The 21-­year-­old, who has now scored 22 goals this season, added: “I enjoy my football. Just play with a smile on your face, do the best you can, work as hard as you can for the team. "It has been working well for us as a team, an incredible bunch of lads and the spirit is high. In pictures – Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal: “I just want to be out on that pitch, playing with my mates. We are playing very well, we just want the next game to come.” Kane’s goals took Spurs above Arsenal in the Premier League – and they have not finished above their bitter rivals for 20 years. The young striker added: “It is a special day and I can’t really find the words to describe it. It means a lot to me because I am a local lad. I know what it means to the fans.” Despite having a bad day at the office, said: “Harry was good, as always. He grows move to Brighton in January.Having content_imgseen offers in January this year and over the summer from Crystal Palace turned down by CSKA, Chalov now feels ready to make the jump to England.Sport-Express says the young Russian is eager to test himself abroad aand he has a good determination. “He doesn’t stop, keeps going. The regret I have is that we gave Harry a cheap goal.” Is Harry Kane currently the best striker in the Premier League?1000+ VOTES SO FAR

There’s life in the Old Lady but Pirlo’s days look numbered

Mugging an Old Lady used to be illegal in this country, but in Andrea Pirlo’s case icontent_imgt was socially acceptable. Pirlo was the Italian virtuoso who toyed with England in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals, crowning his doyen’s ­performance by dinking that penalty over Joe Hart in the shoot-out. Although Juventus, a famous old club kime years” to achieve more success at Liverpool.The 24-year-old was tipped to leave Anfield at the start of the summer, despite his Champions League final heroics.However, Origi penned a long-term extension with the Reds on Wednesday and is already lnown as the Old Lady of Turin, fought back gamely to gain a draw thanks to Fabio Quagliarella, Pirlo was reduced to a lumbering sideshow. Since that sobering night in Kiev, Pirlo has sprouted a beard and instead of a conductor’s baton he looks as if he should ­brandish a ­caveman’s cudgel. Oscar, all twinkling feet and panache around the box, became the new darling of Stamford Bridge, but the ­caveman’s cudgel was a blunt instrument. Juventus brought their famous black-and-white stripes, ­enterprise and lashings of ­tradition to the party. But with Pirlo only a peripheral influence, Oscar called the tune – and the refrain was ­unashamedly triumphalist. “We know what we are,” sang the Fulham Road tribe. ­“Champions of Europe, we know what we are” – and Chelsea even produced a vast souvenir from their trophy room to prove it. Six members of the armed forces paraded the Holy Grail around Stamford Bridge before kick-off – and if Oscar’s opening gambit was a taste of things to come, it wasn’t the first leg of a farewell tour. In truth, Roberto Di Mato PSG.After seeing summer offers from Barcelona and Real Madrid turned down, Neymar pledged his commitment following victory over Bordeaux.“I’m very happy to be able to help PSG, it’s better with the fans,” said the Brazilian.“It’s like with youtteo’s men spent long periods on the back foot. But it was nowhere near as brazen as parking the bus in the Nou Camp or forming a human shield behind Didier Drogba in the Allianz Arena. Di Matteo had complained of Chelsea being drawn in a tough group including three clubs who won their domestic titles – Juventus, Shakhtar Donetsk and Nordsjaelland of Denmark. What insolence – how dare UEFA let champions play in the ­Champions League. Next they will be letting in teams who finished sixth.

Patrick Bamford aims to catch Jose Mourinho’s eye and force his way into Chelsea contention

Chelsea starlet Patrick Bamford is hoping his free scoring form at Milton Keynes Dons will make Jose Mourinho sit up and take notice. and is the top scorer in English football after notching 12 goals already this term. But Bamford is aware that he needs to continue his rich goalscoringred from the departure of former vice-chairman David Dein.Dein was the co-owner and vice-chairman of the club until 2007, ancontent_imgd since then Arsenal have failed to win the league and have not triumphed in any competition apart from the FA Cup. Speaking t form if he is force his way into "If I did, say, get 20 goals before Christmas, which is some way off, I am on 12, then maybe Mourinho might have a look and give me a few goes on the bench but if not I just want to push on," he told Sky Sports News. Bamford is in his second spell at the League s no fan of Artificial Intelligence (AI) being pushed into football.Zidane is adamant AI will never match what an experienced coach can offer.He said, “Artificial Intelligence plays a very important role at the moment, but in my opinion, human intellOne outfit and the youngster believes he is coming on leaps and bounds after making the step up to first team level. "I think it is important as I was only playing 21 football at Chelsea," he added. "Compared to League One there are more teams playing football so it is a bit different and when you step up there is a difference in physicality. "I felt I was strong enough but there was a lot of development to do and I think since I came back this year you can see a difference." Bamford – who has been capped at Engand youth level – and he is clear on his ambitions going forward. Asked where he would like to see himself in five years he said: "I would like to say being a regular in the Chelsea first team and being in England, that is my ambition."

Iain Dowie’s son and Inbetweeners star James Buckley argue over Crystal Palace job on Twitter

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Iain Dowie's proposed return as Crystal Palace manager has been criticised by Inbetweeners star – and Eagles fan – James Buckley. And the actor's comments have led to a amusing Twitter argument with Dowie's son, Oliver. The 48-year-old has emerged as one of three candidates to take over the vacant managerial position at Selhurst Park, alongside Tony Pulis and . Buckley, who played Jay Cartwright in the E4 hit show, is a lifelong Palace supporter and took to Twitter to reveal his frustrations at the possibility of Dowie's second coming. The post read: "Iain Dowie in pole position to take Palace job? Why? he's a tried and tested failure? Give someone else a chance over someone we know des.The 24-year-old Portugal international revealed his desire to play in England earlier this week amid interest from Manchester United.When asked about a possible departure of Fernandes, Keizer told Sport TV: “A player of his quality cannot be replis bad?" However, Dowie junior hit back, saying Buckley should "stick to the comedy stuff". This began an argument between the two, with Buckley insisting the appointment of Dowie would be content_imga backwards step for the club, as they desperately search to climb the Premier League table. The Eagles are rock-bottom after just one win so far in this campaign, however they were much-improved in prior to the international break. Former Northern Ireland international Dowie guided the Selhurst Parks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the young players at the club have held their own in recent weeks.United have become increasingly reliant on youngsters as the injuries pile up.The likes of Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and Brandon Willia club to the Premier League via the play-offs in 2004, only to be relegated on the final day in the following season. Oliver was keen to point his previous success out to the Inbetweeners star: "You weren't saying that when he got you promoted to the Premier League were you?" To which Buckley responded: "@OliverDowie No, it's just everything since then." Dowie has spent unsuccessful spells in charge of Charlton, QPR, Coventry and Hull City since leaving Palace and has been working in a punditry role since 2010. Actor Buckley was quick to identify his lack of success as the debate continued, before ending the row with a jibe at Dowie Jnr. His final tweet read: "Not said anything personal about Dowie just that he is a bad manager, and he is. Sure he's a nice guy. Dunno why his son keeps crying to me?" The Sky Sports pundit is favourite with some bookmakers for the Selhurst Park position, as chairman Steve Parish hopes to make an appointment as early as tomorrow. The new manager will begin the difficult task of keeping Palace in the top flight with a trip to Hull next Saturday.

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summer move for AC Milan goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma.Gazzetta dello Sport says Chelsea’s goby County veteran Wayne Rooney has joked that Sergio Romero could’ve allowed him to score against Manchester Uncontent_imgited on Thursday.Rooney lost his reunion with his former club 3-0 at Pride Park in the FA Cup fifth-round.Speaking after the game, Rooney salkeeping situation has made many headlines this season as Kepa Arrizabalaga struggles to convince boss Frank Lampard he can be trusted with the No1 jersey lon

Arsene Wenger hits back at Steven Gerrard’s claim Luis Suarez was ”too good for Arsenal”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists Steven Gerrard was wrong over his claim that Luis Suarez was too good to join last summer. made their £40,000,001 bid for the striker last summer, prompting Gerrard to convince him to stay at Anfield. : &quoters emerged from an seven-game winless run in the Premier League by securing their first victory at Stamford Bridge in 17 years, much to the delight of the 3,000 travelling fans. Aaraon Cresswell proves the visitors’ matchwinner.“I think it was a r;Last summer, when he was out in the cold and training on his own, that’s the conversation I had with him. I said, ‘Don’t go to Arsenal.’ "With all due respect to them, I said to him that he was too good for Arsenal." And Wenger, speaking this afternoon ahead of the Emirates Cup this weekend, said that Gerrard is wrong on that account. WManchester United are ready to bid for Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye.The PSG-40m-rated-Everton-star-Idrissa-Gueye.html”>Daily MailPSG-40m-rated-Everton-star-Idrissa-Gueye.html”> says the Toffees are believed to be open to the idea of selling Gueye but want to recoup a fee of around £40million for the playecontent_imgr, who has three years left on his contract.Manchester United consider the Everton midfielder to be a good anchor man to play alongside Paul Pogba in the middle of the park. The France international benefited from having N’Golo Kante mop up behind him as Les Bleus triumphed in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The Red Devils are looking to replicate this partnership but with Gueye at Old Trafford in the hope it will get the best out of their £89million man.ho's the winner over the Luis Suarez debate?1000+ VOTES SO FAR "You're never too good for Arsenal and Steven Gerrard knows that," he replied. "But I can understand completely that he asked him to stay because he wanted him (Suarez) to play with him and have a chance to win the Premier League. But it didn't happen, and anyway, Suarez left." Meanwhile, Wenger declared himself happy with his summer signings so far but admitted he wanted We're on Facebook! Join the debate here: Arsenal in training:

Big match verdict: Chelsea’s title-securing victory has the Mourinho copyright attached once again

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Forget the fixture list ­formalities, the ballot papers, the shortlists and crown them all now. Chelsea champions, player of the year, manager of the year. Don’t bother with the maths, don’t waste your time wondering where and when the official coronation will take place. It is all over – , capped by a goal from the competition’s most beguiling player. The not-so-pretty punctuated by the pretty, the effective elevated by the effervescent. Mourinho takes care of the hazards, Hazard takes care of ­Mourinho. A sensationally prepared boss whose plans are topped off by a sensational player. Hazard’s passage to individual honours should be as smooth and as untroubled as the gallop focontent_imgr his goal, t as big a formality as the finish threaded through David de Gea’s gate. The strike might have been ­relatively simple, but many ­components of his class were there. The anticipation of Oscar’s reverse pass, the sure-footed control, the patience to press De Gea into committing, the unfussy finish. Yet, the quality Mourinho probably prizes as greatly as any is Hazard’s durability. He loves the indestructible, Jose – he frowns on physical frailty. Including international exertions, this was Hazard’s FIFTY-FIRST appearance of the season. And it is not like he rarely gets a kicking. Or a breather. Hazard was relentlessly ­enthusiastic, right up to and beyond the moment Chris Smalling kneed him in the head. After he harvests the personal gongs, Hazard’s next challenge will be to bridge the gap to the gilded gang of Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez et al. One particularly mesmeric second-half foray suggested that will be an inevitability. He will need Mourinho’s help, of course. He will need to be part of a team that goes deep into the Champions League. The dramatic dilution of attacking threat caused by the absence of Diego Costa needs addressing, ­likewise the planning for John Terry’s eventual decline. But Mourinho will have a ­masterplan – he always does. Against his mentor, Louis van Gaal, it was not the most alluring of masterplans. There’s smart, smart alec … and Jose. And, occasionally, it seems he might be just too darn clever for his own good. Until Hazard’s decisive intervention, this looked like it could be one of those occasions. Just over a year ago, was the stick with which David Moyes was cruelly beaten – a tree that stood for all that was wrong with the approach of Sir Alex Ferguson’s immediate successor. At Stamford Bridge, Mourinho structured his selection around the threat of Fellaini. The nod for was unsubtle, unambitious, unattractive and gave United the licence to play the sort of expressive football that has suddenly sprung from the Van Gaal files. Considering the key injuries exposed the imbalance in this squad – a couple of teenagers out there, but a £60million Galactico on the bench – this was a hugely encouraging Manchester United performance. The contribhis season one of the best of his career.It is the first time in history an English team has won the men’s domestic treble – the Premier Leao Werner.The German striker has heavily been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks.But Krosche has said Leipzig aren’t worried about his potential departure.He told Bild: “There aren’t many things that favour him leaving us.“There has bgue, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.Asked where this season’s remarkable achievement ranks amongst his career highlighutions of those two 19-year-olds – Luke Shaw and Paddy McNair – were ­significantly accomplished, even allowing for Mourinho’s tactical conservatism. And United were emphatically easier on the eye. That counts for nothing, though, against Mourinho. This was a victory with a big, bold copyright attached to it. This will be a Premier League title with the same big, bold ­copyright attached to it. The Mourinho copyright. It’s not how you win, but the winning that counts. And there’s no one better at it than Jose. Who will win the PFA Player of the Year award?14000+ VOTES SO FAR

Man United boss David Moyes confirms Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are OUT of Chelsea clash

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Wayne Rooney AND Robin van Persie will miss Manchester United's clash with Chelsea, according to manager David Moyes, but both are recovering well from their respective injuries. Red Devils boss David Moyes confirmed Rooney will not feature this weekend, but has been running in training. The England striker and has since returned to Manchester. And Van Persie is expected to be back in training early next week and could feature before the end of the month. Moyes explained: "Wayne is not ready for Chelsea. He has been doing some runs the club are in a “strong position” to keep Arsenal target Kieran Tierney.The Bhe to write a fresh page in the nation’s football history books, by securing a place at the 2020 European Championship…But to do so they will have to defeat Gareth Bale’s Wales and hope for positive news from the other matches of Group E.Ryan Giggs’oys have dismissed two offers from the Gunners, the latest of which was reportedly worth £25m.Reports have suggested Arsenal are moving onto other targets, and that coning and has done some strengthening work around his groin. I have watched him running today. He looks well. "Overall we are pleased. We hope we can get him back as soon as we can but we don't want to put a date on it." And , whose side have won only one match in four so far this year, says is also nearing a return. &qucontent_imgot;I am hoping Robin might be able to start training next week," said Moyes. "We want to get him back on the grass. That would be a great boost for us. He is a really important player. "We have missed both of them but they are getting closer."

Everton 1-1 Blackburn: Sunday Mirror match report

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Blackburn will argue they were due the touch of fortune that gave them a potentially crucial point. By David Moyes' own admission, his Everton team were lucky to leave Ewood Park with all three points earlier this season and it seemed Blackburn were to be cruelly denied here. They twice struck the frame of Everton's goal and went behind to a controversial goal in a first half that heaped more pressure on Blackburn manager Steve Kean. As Tim Cahill turned away in joy and relief after scoring for the first time in 13 months, e Gunners were eliminated from the Europa League at the semi-finals stage last season by Atletico Madrid.”It’s our target to reach the final and win this trophy,” Aubameyang told BT Sport. “We know it’s an opportunity to qualify for next year’s ChampBlackburn appealed in vain that Marouan Fellaini had handled to create the opportunity for the Australian. But then Cahill's attempted clearance in the second was blocked and bundled over the line by David Goodwillie to present Blackburn with a point. Blackburn had to withstand a frantic final flourish by Everton, but they produced much of the limited quality and imagination in this match. David Dunn rolled back the years with a demonstration of his midfield guile and vision, while Junior Hoilett was a constant menace. Everton will draw encouragement from the defensive promise of Shane Duffy, but Darron Gibson's ineffectual midfield offering was all too representative of Everton's play. Everton, seeking only a fourth home League win of the season, embarked on the task with an injury-weakened team and fragile confidence. Blackburn were again without their brooding captain, Chris Samba, as well as suspended top scorer Yakubu, the former Everton player, yet bolstered by their 10-man victory over Fulham the previous week. That optimism was almost pricked when Phil Neville, celebrating his 35th birthday,content_img set up a chance for Victor Anichebe, who bounced his effort over the bar. Blackburn responded with craft and purpose. Junior Hoilett danced past two defenders before finding David Dunn and Tim Howard had to stretch out a leg to deny the midfield player. Everton survived again as Leighton Baines, with a little help from a post, managed to repel central defender Scott Dann's header. Landon Donovan's in-swinging corner for Everton asked to be attacked and Shane Duffy, the precocious 20-year-old defender, duly rose to meet it but headed just over. Donovan's chip towards the six-yard box proved more productive. Marouane Fellaini appeared to knock the ball on with his arm and Cahill ended his goal drought with a relish shared by his team-mates. Goalkeeper Paul Robinson led the Blackbur for Senegal’s first game in the Africa Cup of Nations.Senegal manager Aliou Cisse confirmed the 27-year-old had been suspended for one match because he picked up two yellow cards in their Nations Cup qualifiers.He was booked in their away win to Equn protests, yet referee Mark Halsey was unmoved and Everton had the lead. Donovan threatened the Blackburn defence again, this time surging into the area before unleashing a drive that was too high to trouble Robinson. Howard, at the other end, was beaten by Dunn's left foot shot after penetrating approach play by Hoilett and David Goodwillie, only to see the ball strike the post that came to his side's aid earlier. Robinson reacted smartly to a Cahill header, lunging to his left to gather. Howard had to be equally alert to keep out Morten Gamst Pedersen's viciously delivered corner kick. Moyes sent on Royston Drenthe to inject new energy into Everton's player and the Dutchman fizzed a dangerous ball across the face of Blackburn's goal. Once more Blackburn came back and at last their luck changed. Howard, under pressure from Steven Nzonzi, failed to catch the ball, Cahill cleared it off the line but only into the midriff of Goodwillie and back into the net. Everton were unfortunate again when Duffy's glancing header hit the bar. Moyes conceded: “I think we were fortunate to get a point. Blackburn had the better of the first half. I thought we might have hung on after scoring, but we needed better players to make things happen for us. “I do think it was handball for our goal, but theirs shouldn’t have been allowed either. It was offside and then a foul on the keeper.” Kean maintained justice was served when his side equalised, but sympathised with referee Mark Halsey over the handball decision that got away. “Everton scored against the run of play but the referee was not in a good position to see Fellaini’s arm move the ball off-line,” he said. “We didn’t have to change too much at half time because we had dominated the play.” EXCLUSIVE: Rovers won't let Samba leave for relegation rivals Moyes fears another summer sale

Revitalised Manchester United winger Ashley Young dreaming of England recall

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Manchester United winger is dreaming of once again after a dramatic upturn in form. Young, who has 30 caps to his name, has been impressing since his return to regular action with the Red Devils and as a result, still believes he has something to offer for the Three Lions. He has played 90 minutes in United's last four matches, all of which being victories, while also scoring the winning goal in the last-gasp win at Newcastle. And Young is hopeful that has taken note ahead of his next team selection. Listen to Ashley Young saying he is hopeful of a recall: He said: "Fingers crossed I can get myself back into the England team. "I've always said that I want to represent my country. It's always an honour to play for England and hopefully I've done enough to get myself back in the squad." Those impressive performances have led United to consider at Old Trafford. Young will be out-of-contract come the end of next season but he has insisted that he wants to stay with the club and he is yet to consider moving on. He added: "That's down to the chairman and manager to speak about. I'm just concentrating on my football. "I'm not thinking about the length of my contract. I just want to do well in every game that I'm picked to play. "I'm a United player and I've got a year left on my contract." In pictures – Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham: Listen to the Ashley Young iing to sell the club.There have been multiple reports in recent years over a possible takeover at Anfield.Speaking ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final with Tottenham Hotspur, Werner reassured fans the club’s American owners had ‘no intention onterview in full: Should Ashley Young get in the next England sqe best man to take the club forward.There have been callscontent_img for the Spanish coach to be sacked after Barcelona’s humiliating Champions League exit at the hands of Liverpool.”The planning for next season is already underway, and has been for some time,”uad?0+ VOTES SO FAR

Malky Mackay believes Manuel Pellegrini’s biggest worry at Cardiff will be where to park the bus!

Malky Mackay concedes that Manuel Pellegrini’s biggest worry at Cardiff tomorrow will be where to park the team bus. , fresh from an opening-day loss at West Ham, host their first top-flight game for more than half a century against Manchester City. City got their campaign off to a flyer with a 4-0 rout of Newcastle on Monday night, but Cardiff boss Mackay hopes his rookie side at this level will provide a sterner test. He quipped: “If I was Manuel, my biggest worry coming to the Cardiff City Stadium would probably be access for parking! But I’m sure they will be very respectful of us when they come here. “Manuel is a top manager who is an incredible ­professional. He will do his job and homework properly on us. “City are one of the top teams in the country and Europe. They have fantastic players, a wealth of talent and are one of the favourites for the league. It will be tough for us.” Cardiff keeper David Marshall believes adopting the tactics from the “park the bus” phrase coined by Jose ­Mourinho will be the Premier League new boys’ best hope of successcontent_img against Manchester City. Marshall added: “There will be a point where Manchester City are that good, that we’ll have no other opting a hamstring injury.Laporte already missed five months of the season before going down again in Wednesday’s win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.The club are not putting a timescale on the injury.But Laportsea defender Fikayo Tomori is eager for a long FA Cup run.The 22-year-old scored the winner in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Hull which saw the Blues safely into the hat for tonight’s fifth-round draw.”Chelsea have a rich history in the FA Cup,” said Tomore himself fears an extended stintion than to park the bus. We will have to defend well.”

Blues star sees red: Chelsea star Eden Hazard sent off for kicking a BALLBOY

was sent off for Charlie Seaman has joined National League club Eastleigh on loan until January.The right-back has featured for Shaun Cooper’s under-21s side this season and has previous experience on loan, having had spells at both Weymouth and Scottish outfit Dund kicking a BALLBOY in the ribs in the Capital One Cup semi at Swansea tonight. He seemed to lose patience with the boy, named locally as Charlie Morgan, who was smothering the ball after it had gone out of play. Hazard, 22, attempted to get the ball by trying to kick it from under him but instead appeared to make contact with the boy. The Liberty Stadium reacted in fury and disbelief while police had to hold back fans nearest to the incident. Several Chelsea players went to tend to the ballboy, who was left holding his ribs, before referee Chris Foy produced a red card. were heading out of the competition, losing 2-0 on aggregate to Swansea with ten minutes left of the second leg. The Swans comfortably held on and will now face League Two underdogs Bradford City in the final at Wembley. Tonight Chief Superintendent Josh Jones said: "South Wales Police are aware of the incident involving a ballboy at the Liberty stadium in Swansea tonight. "We are making arrangements for him to be interviewed. South Wales Police takes such matters very seriously." The Football Association will also investigate the incident, according to sports sources, and Hazard could face a lengthy ban if it is ruled violent conduct. Later the player said he had spoken to the ballboy in the changing room after the match – and both had said sorry to each other. Hazard told Chelsea TV: "The boy put his whole body onto the ball and I was just trying to kick the ball and I think I kicked the boy and not the ball. "I apologise. The ballboy came in the changing room and we had a quick chat and I apologised and the boy apologised as well, and it is over. Sorry." Swansea captain told Sky Sports afterwards: "I saw him kick him in the rib and you can't do that to a young boy. "At times tonight it was like a bar fight especially when they were pushing on." Swansea manager said he expected Hazard would regret the incident when he views it on television. "I saw it from a very big distance from the bench," he said. "I've since seen it after the game. Hazard is a great player. When he sees the images I think he will regret it." Laudrup denied the club had given the ball boys instructions to hold onto the ball when it went out of play. "No, no. Definitely not," he said. "I think he was pushed and on top of the ball. I can understand all the frustrations whcontent_imgen you are behind." at first responded with incredulity at the straight red card. The Blues tweeted: "Has football gone mad? Hazard is sent off for kicking the ball under a ball boy attempting to smother the ball rather than return it. #CFC" Later that comment was deleted and a follow-up message posted which said: "Apologies for earlier ballboy tweet." Daily Mirror columnist said: "That is a 1st , getting sent off for kicking a ball boy , unbelievable , hope the ball boy is ok ! "First and foremost you can't kick a ballboy but hazard was surely just trying to get the ball back,wasn't malicious ! "He tried to poke ball from under ball boy who was smothering the ball ,in the process catching him ! Incredible." "If the ball boy gives the ball straight back and does his job properly that doesn't happen !" Was the referee right to send Eden Hazard off?0+ VOTES SO FAR Manchester United defender wrote: "What have I just witnessed?! A ball,a ball boy,a player + a red card..u would never have imagined all that could go together in 1 sentence!" And Liverpool legend added: "Right decision even though ball boy milked it." CNN talk show host , a former Daily Mirror editor, said: "Eden Hazard sent off for deliberately kicking a ballboy in the ribs. Yes, you read right. Unbelievable!" Speaking on Sky Sports, former Chelsea and England mncy was being taken away from him.Emery has replaced Xhaka with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following the fallout after the Swiss’ blow-up with fans during the draw with Crystal Palace last week.He said, “He’s not here today but also I think we need toanager said: "Mark my words, the ball boys will have been told to do that. "As a manager, if you've got ball boys, you will tell people instructing the ball boys that if you're winning the game, don't give the ball back quickly."

Vincent Tan’s pre-match team talk fails to inspire Cardiff to victory against Tottenham

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A pre-match pep talk from Vincent Tan . , who strongly criticised , visited the team hotel to speak to the players for the first time during the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era. But Tan then witnessed a defeat which leaves Cardiff three points from safety with 10 games to go – and the Norwegian boss he appointed in January has now won only onecontent_img Premier League in eight. Solskjaer said: “He came over last night with encouraging words for players and ourselves. He is committed and he supports us. “It was the first time since I’ve been here, I think it was a good time and you can see the effect on players, I am pleased to see him, we all appreciated him. “This run-in requires every single one of us that has got a Bluebilly another chance.The United defender was seen as one who may be sold in the summer.But ESPN reports that United hope he will be fit for their first leg of the pre-season tour.Bailly. 25, injured his knee against Chelsea in a game towards the end oird heart, a Cardiff heao Crystal Palace was a blow.The Wales international, who marked his debut with a goal in the 4-0 home win over Chelsea, equalised against the Eagles and believes that the Reds deserved to get more from the game given an improved second-half performanrt, everyone from fans, to players, workers in the canteen, laundry, up to Mr Tan, of course we’ve got to stick together. “It’s a 10 game run now. A 10 game season, the rest of the season. We have got to get enough points to get out of this. We are still in with a chance.”

Kyle chuffed to Walker away from Bridge with a point

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Kyle Walker says Spurs grabbing a point at Stamford Bridge gives them the edge in the race for fourth place. Walker told Sky Spocontent_imgrts 2: "It's a step in the right direction after the results that we've been having. "I thought we were organised, and as a defensive back five with Scott Parker in there, I'm pleased with the point. "We've got to keeppur this summer.The Portuguese has Spurs within are four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who they will face at Stamford Bridge on February 22.Even if the club do not qualify for the Champions League next season, Mourinho will be given a huge war believing in ourselves as a squad and as a team." Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who had a chance cleared by defender Gary Cahill after rounding goalkeeper Petr Cech, added: "I tried but it was a great comeback from Cahill." Adebayor agreed that Spurs need to keep faith in order to peg back the Gunners. "We just have to keep believing and keep doing our thing," he said. "It was very important to keep a clean sheet (against Chelsea). Now we have to keep the belief going and keeph West Brom.So far the Premier League winner has been unable to find himself a new home either in England or abroad.Simpson has been keeping fit with the Under-23s at the Hawthorns after Slaven Bilic gave him permission to link up with the club, says working hard. "If we keep working hard to the end of the season we will see what we can achieve."Redknapp was pleased with the way his side performed and with draw which kept them five points above Chelsea in fourth in the table. He said: "It's a big point for us, it keeps them five points behind us now. "I thought we were excellent today. It was a good performance against a good team." Redknapp claimed that despite a poor run of results his side had not lost confidence. "I've been pleased with us. We haven't been bad. We haven't been playing badly and the confidence has never gone." Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo admitted the draw suited Spurs more than Chelsea in the race to claim a Champions League spot. "We knew that we were behind and we had to catch up points. It's a game less for us and it's not going to be easy." Di Matteo said that a draw was the right result. "I think it's a fair result. Both teams had chances to win the game. "They defended very deep and they are dangerous on the counter attack as well and we had to be balanced in that sense."

Arsenal goal machine Aaron Ramsey can get even better says fellow former crock Wilshere

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Aaron Ramsey is scoring for fun because he has finally healed the mental scars from his horror injury. Ramsey, 22, has banged in eight goals in his last eight games after – and team-mate Jack Wilshere reckons his upturn in form proves that overcoming psychological damage takes much longer than healing a few bones. Wilshere knows how hard it is to battle back from a long-term injury, and says from his double leg break in 2010. “Aaron has got his confidence back, which is nice to see,” said the England midfielder. Ramsey – nicknamed Rambo – suffered the break following a tackle from Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross, and Wilshere added: “His injury was different to mine. “I can’t remember a [particular] moment where I got kicked and thought ‘Oh, God!’ But he can remember that horror tackle and that might have stayed in his mind – and that’s a tough thing to get over. “With me, mine was just a stress response, so I docontent_imgn’t have that memory. “Hay from the game early in his career.The striker has revealed just how close he was to quitting during his days as a youth player in France, where he spent time with Laval, Rouen and Bastia before being signed up to AC Milan’s coveted junior system iis was tougher to get over mentally, because he can remember the tackle. For the firserpool legend Graeme Souness believes Manchester City blundered allowing Harry Maguire to join Manchester United.City were also keen to land the 26-year-old from Leicester during the summer transfer window but did not rival United in terms of fee, det couple of months, or even a year, if you’re going into a 50-50 tackle, it’s in the back of your mind, but he’s over that now and he’s a key player for us.” After scoring just two goals all last season for Arsenal, and three in the previous campaign, Ramsey is on fire – but Wilshere reckons the Wales midfielder can get better still. “His fitness levels are not normal,” he said. “He’s naturally so fit, he can score at any time in the game. “If he carries on playing the way he is and working hard, he can improve further. He’s got a great appetite for the game. He wants to improve. “He’s training all the time. He’s not missing a training session. He’s fit, he’s young and he’s showing his best form.”