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Kevin de Bruyne: Manchester City midfielder out for four to six weeks

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will be sidelined for between four to six weeks with a hamstring injury, says manager Pep Guardiola.His absence will start with Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Cheltenham.De Bruyne could miss up to 10

Livingston 2-2 Celtic: Neil Lennon says no crisis but title may be beyond them

Celtic are not a "shambles" or "in crisis" but a 10th consecutive Scottish Premiership title may now be beyond them, says manager Neil Lennon.Captain Scott Brown was sent off as Celtic drew 2-2 with Livingston on Wednesday, their fourth league game i

How Luke Shaw can redefine his Man Utd career – Micah Richards analysis

Last updated on 19 January 202119 January 2021.From the section Man UtdManchester United left-back Luke Shaw was sensational against Liverpool on Sunday - now it is time for him to show everyone he is here to stay.By that I don't mean he has to be am

England: Hege Riise set to lead Lionesses on temporary basis

Norway great Hege Riise is set to lead England on a temporary basis after Phil Neville's departure as manager.Riise will be joined by another coach at the Lionesses training camp in February.A decision on who leads further camps will then be made bef

England: Phil Neville leaves Lionesses manager role

Phil Neville has left his role as manager of England's women and is set to take over at David Beckham's Major League Soccer side Inter Miami.The 43-year-old was appointed as England boss in January 2018 and his contract was due to end in July.The Foo

Manchester United: Bruno Fernandes says ‘you don’t want your rivals at the same level’

Bruno Fernandes wants to give Manchester United fans some "fun" by helping the club extend their title-winning lead over Liverpool.Sunday's eagerly anticipated Anfield tie is between England's two most successful sides - with United having won a reco

Liverpool v Man Utd: Jurgen Klopp’s side have history of remarkable resilience – Danny Murphy analysis

There has probably never been a better time for Manchester United to go to Anfield.First, there is the lack of a crowd on Sunday, then there are Liverpool's defensive injuries and the fact Jurgen Klopp's side have stuttered a bit in terms of scoring

Aston Villa v Everton in doubt as home club’s training ground remains closed

Aston Villa's Premier League game at home to Everton on Sunday is in doubt.The Villa training ground remains closed after a coronavirus outbreak at the club and Public Health England is yet to advise when it can reopen.Villa may be unable to return u

Liverpool: ‘One of my favourite people in the world’ – Micah Richards on James Milner

Liverpool's Premier League form has been poor since the turn of the year, but one of the reasons I don't think this blip will last much longer is because of the leaders in their dressing room.My old Manchester City team-mate James Milner is a great e

Celtic v Hibs on as planned despite hosts missing 13 isolating players

Celtic v Hibernian goes ahead as planned on Monday evening despite the hosts being told that 13 first-team players must self-isolate. The Scottish champions say Christopher Jullien was the player to test positive for Covid-19 on return from the club'

FA Cup third round: Chorley stun Derby, Blackpool beat West Brom on penalties

Dates: 8-11 January Coverage: Crawley Town v Leeds United (13:30 GMT) and Marine v Tottenham (17:00) live on BBC One on Sunday, 10 January, plus live streams of games at Chelsea and Man CityLeague One Blackpool produced one of the biggest shocks of S

David Moyes: West Ham manager says footballers must not be ‘picked on’ for coronavirus breaches

Footballers "can get things wrong" but must not be "picked on" despite several breaches of coronavirus guidelines, says West Ham manager David Moyes.More than 60 games in England have been called off because of coronavirus outbreaks at clubs."We have

Aston Villa v Liverpool: FA Cup tie to go ahead despite Covid outbreak at host club

Aston Villa's FA Cup third-round tie with Liverpool will go ahead on Friday despite a "significant" Covid-19 outbreak at the host club.Manager Dean Smith will not attend and Under-23 coach Mark Delaney will take charge of the 19:45 GMT kick-off.Villa

Man Utd 0-2 Man City: How Carabao Cup semi-final win was a real statement against in-form United

Manchester City are heading back to Wembley for their fourth successive Carabao Cup final and the way they got past Manchester United on Wednesday felt like a real statement about their current mood and momentum.City's impressive weekend win at Chels

Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Brentford: Jose Mourinho reaches Carabao Cup final

Jose Mourinho said Tottenham Hotspur had been rewarded for taking the Carabao Cup seriously as they moved to within one game of a first trophy in 13 years with a semi-final win over Brentford.Spurs have not claimed silverware since they beat Chelsea

Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says there will be ‘no excuses’ for Carabao Cup loss

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says there will be "no excuses" if his team lose their fourth semi-final in 12 months.United play Manchester City at Old Trafford on Wednesday in a rematch of last season's Carabao Cup semi-final.Pep Gua

Frank Lampard: How much pressure is Chelsea boss under after latest defeat?

The sight of Chelsea's marquee summer signing Timo Werner crumpling feebly to the floor after kicking the flag instead of the ball while taking a corner summed up one of the most wretched days Frank Lampard has endured as Chelsea manager.It was of no

Arsenal: From relegation fears to European hopes – how has Arteta turned team’s form around?

It was only 11 days ago that West Brom manager Sam Allardyce said he considered Arsenal a relegation rival.But after a week which Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta described as "crucial," his side are now 12 points above the relegation zone and could be star

Is Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bringing the good times back to Old Trafford?

When Manchester United first looked as though they were edging towards ending their 26-year title drought in 1993, their superstitious fans refused to jeopardise it by singing songs about winning the league.There are no fans at Old Trafford - or anyw

Football in 2021: Five reasons why it could be a great footballing year

Optimism was in short supply in a tempestuous and testing 2020. But with the annus horribilis now over, we are all hoping 2021 will provide more positivity.Football has offered a little bit of escapism for millions of us this year - and promises to g

Stephen Robinson resigns as Motherwell manager

Stephen Robinson has resigned as manager of Motherwell, the club have confirmed.A 2-0 home defeat by Kilmarnock left the Fir Park side third bottom of the Scottish Premiership."After Wednesday night's match with Kilmarnock, Stephen approached the boa

Sam Allardyce: West Brom boss calls for football ‘circuit break’

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce says football needs a break after the Premier League returned its highest number of positive coronavirus results in a single round of tests this season.On Tuesday, the latest round of Premier League testing found 18 peopl

Frank Lampard: Chelsea situation ‘could turn ugly’, says ex-striker Chris Sutton

Last updated on 28 December 202028 December 2020.From the section ChelseaFrank Lampard's situation at Chelsea could "turn ugly" if they do not go on a winning run soon, says their former striker Chris Sutton.But Monday's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa mea

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Romain Saiss scores late equaliser to deny Spurs

Last updated on 27 December 202027 December 2020.From the section Premier LeagueRomain Saiss produced a header that watching Wolves team-mate Raul Jimenez would have been proud of to deny Tottenham victory at Molineux, and a place in the top-four.Jos

Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea: Perfect Boxing Day or lazy afternoon?

Last updated on 26 December 202026 December 2020.From the section Premier LeagueFor Arsenal fans it was the end of a desperate 56-day wait for a Premier League victory; for Chelsea fans the perfect way to ruin a Christmas break.Frank Lampard's side w