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Shane Long scores the fastest goal in Premier League history – inside EIGHT seconds into Southampton’s clash at Watford

Shane Long has dethroned Ledley King by scoring the fastest Premier League goal in history! The Southampton striker gave his side an unexpected lead against Watford at Vicarage Road when he charged down Craig Cathcart’s clearance before chipping the ball over Hornets goalkeeper Ben Foster. It took Long a short 7.94 seconds (I timed it […]
TalkSport - 23.04.2019 21:14

Southampton's Shane Long scores fastest Premier League goal in history

Southampton's Shane Long stuns Watford with a goal within the first 10 seconds, the fastest in Premier League history. Southampton forward Shane Long broke a Premier League record for the quickest-ever goal when he scored on 7.69 seconds against Watford on Wednesday. The previous fastest goal was scored in 9.82 seconds by Ledley King for Tottenham against Bradford in 2000. Long beat Ben Foster after intercepting an attempted clearance by Watford's Craig Cathcart just after kickoff. The rest of the top five for fastest Premier League goals includes Alan Shearer's strike for Newcastle against Manchester City in 2002-03...
ESPN - 23.04.2019 14:00

Manchester United’s defeat by Everton was ‘disrespectful’ to players, club and fans, Paul Pogba says

Manchester United’s performance in their 4-0 defeat at Everton was ‘disrespectful’ to everyone associated with the club, Paul Pogba claims. The Red Devils were run ragged at Goodison Park on Sunday, with Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott all scoring to condemn United to their most embarrassing defeat since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. […]
TalkSport - 23.04.2019 12:39

European Cup-winning Celtic captain Billy McNeill dies at 79

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Billy McNeill, the captain of Glasgow soccer club Celtic when it became the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967, has died. He was 79. McNeill died Monday, according to a family statement released Tuesday by the Scottish club. "He suffered from dementia for a number of years and fought bravely to the end," the family said. McNeill played a club-record 790 times for Celtic over 18 seasons, winning nine league titles, seven Scottish Cups and six League Cups. His biggest prize came in Lisbon, Portugal, when Celtic beat Inter Milan 2-1 in the 1967 European Cup final. McNeill also made 29 appearances for Scotland's national team. He had two spells as Celtic manager
Yahoo - 23.04.2019 11:50

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns his players about Man City's dirty tricks

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his players to be ready for Manchester City's dirty tricks and tactical fouling in the Old Trafford derby. Manchester United face their neighbours on Wednesday night looking to dent City's title challenge, but conscious that it could hand a crucial advantage to leaders Liverpool. Much has been made of City's magnificent football under Pep Guardiola, but Solskjaer flagged up the fact that the champions are also cynical in retrieving the ball when they lose possession. 'We have got to be ready for their pressing,' he added. 'They have got quality on the ball so we have got to defend well, and when we win it we have got to be ready for their aggression. 'They will
Yahoo - 23.04.2019 11:26

Deportivo Alaves vs. Barcelona FREE Live Stream: Watch La Liga soccer online (4/23/19)

Deportivo Alaves, led by midfielder Takashi Inui, hosts La Liga leaders Barcelona, led by winger Lionel Messi, in La Liga action at Mendizorrotza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 (4/23/19) at 3:30 p.m. EDT. Fans can watch the game online for free via a trial of fuboTV. Here's what you need to know: Who: Barcelona at Deportivo Alaves When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Where: Mendizorrotza Time: 3:30 p.m. EDT TV: beIN Sports Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity,Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling Live stream:fuboTV (free trial). Odds: Barcelona -135, Alaves +340, Draw +290 Lionel Messi made sure there was no memorable
Yahoo - 23.04.2019 10:04

Sources: Chelsea will fight to keep Hudson-Odoi despite Achilles injury setback

The FC crew assess where Chelsea fell short in their draw against Burnley, which saw the Blues drop crucial points in the top four race. Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. LONDON -- Chelsea remain eager to commit Callum Hudson-Odoi to a long-term contract extension despite him rupturing his Achilles tendon in Monday's 2-2 draw with Burnley, sources have told ESPN FC. Hudson-Odoi, 18, faces months on the sidelines after suffering the injury as he attempted a sprint during the first half. Editor's Picks ESPN FC 100: The top players and managers in men&ap...
ESPN - 23.04.2019 09:05

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler confirmed as new Brisbane Roar boss

Robbie Fowler has been named head coach of A-League side Brisbane Roar in his first major managerial role. The former Liverpool striker has agreed to a two-year contract and will take charge of the Australian team from the start of the 2019 season. The 44-year-old has previously played in the league for North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory between 2009 and 2011 and said he was happy to be returning Down Under.  Robbie Fowler has been named head coach of A-League team Brisbane Roar for next season 'I'm really looking forward to the challenge and am determined to bring success to a club that has such a proud history in the Hyundai A-League,' he said in a statement on the club's website. 'My family
Yahoo - 23.04.2019 07:48

Liverpool's Milner backs United to win Manchester derby

Liverpool midfielder James Milner says he will be rooting for Manchester United for the first time in his life when they take on Manchester City in the Premier League on Wednesday. Defending champions City are two points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool and winning their game in hand at the home of their derby rivals would allow Pep Guardiola's side to retake the lead in the title race. Milner, who won the Premier League title with City before joining Liverpool, wants United to do bitter rivals Liverpool a favor by beating City and increasing the pressure on them in the final weeks of the season.
Yahoo - 23.04.2019 05:24

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: I am the right man for Manchester United

With the 178th Manchester derby on the horizon, the FC guys delve into Man United's chances of getting a result against their rivals at Old Trafford. MANCHESTER, England -- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he is the right man to lead Manchester United's revival despite a worrying dip in form that has threatened their top four hopes. United host Manchester City at Old Trafford on Wednesday on the back of six defeats in eight games including a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); "I would like to say I am but it's not down to me to say that," Solskjaer told a news conference on Tuesday. "I'm confident in my team and myself to take...
ESPN - 23.04.2019 04:00

Tottenham focused on Brighton and not Ajax, says Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur are focused solely on Tuesday's Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion and not on their Champions League semi-final against Ajax Amsterdam next week, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Monday.
Reuters - 22.04.2019 17:54

Atalanta sink Napoli to move closer to top four finish

Napoli Atalanta 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats MADRID, April 22 (Reuters) - Atalanta surged into contention for a top four finish in Serie A with a 2-1 victory at Napoli on Monday.While second-placed Napoli have 67 points and are six clear of third-placed Inter Milan, Atalanta climbed to fifth with 56 points. They are level on points with AC Milan in fourth and one ahead of sixth-placed AS Roma with five games to play.Napoli will feel they should have taken at least a point, if not all three, after dominating long spells of the game. But they...
ESPN - 22.04.2019 14:30

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Fognini Rises To Career-High, Mover Of The Week

No. 12 (Career High) Fabio Fognini, +6 The 31-year-old became the first Italian to win an ATP Masters 1000 title at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters after beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match. Fognini stunned 11-time champion Rafael Nadal and World No. 3 Alexander Zverev in straight sets en route to the trophy, which is his ninth ATP Tour crown. Fognini jumps six places to a career-high No. 12 in the ATP Rankings following his run to the title in the Principality. Read More.  No. 24 (Career High) Dusan Lajovic, +24 The Serbian recorded five consecutive tour-level victories for the first time in his career to reach his maiden ATP Tour final at the Monte-Carlo Country Club. Lajovic did not drop a set en route to the final, overcoming Malek Jaziri, David Goffin, Dominic Thiem, Lorenzo Sonego and Daniil Medvedev before his straight-sets loss to Fognini. The 28-year-old soars 24 spots to career-high No. 24 in the ATP Rankings. No. 28 (Career High) Guido Pella, +7 Afte...
ATP - 22.04.2019 10:02

Zverev & Thiem Visit FC Barcelona

Before they hit the tennis courts at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem hit the football field on Sunday to meet the players of FC Barcelona. The second and third seeds in Barcelona, respectively, toured the grounds of the Ciutat Esportiva. Gerard Pique and other team members promised to return the favour and visit the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899 to catch the ATP Tour action this week. “I think everyone who comes from Germany has to be a soccer fan,” joked Zverev. “[Meeting] some of the players was very exciting. This is one of the best clubs in the world, so to see how they function and see the practice grounds was amazing.” Thiem was among the players who attended Saturday’s league game between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad. They also had the chance to meet the club’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu. “I love football and I just met some of the best players in the world. They’re all really nice,...
ATP - 21.04.2019 18:15

Updates: Fognini Takes First Set From Lajovic In Monte-Carlo Final

Fabio Fognini is just one set away from winning the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters after taking the first set from Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-3. The Italian, like Lajovic, is trying to capture his first ATP Masters 1000 title on Sunday. Fognini fell behind an early break. But he has been no stranger to deficits at the first clay-court Masters 1000 tournament of the seacon. In the first round, Andrey Rublev led the Italian 6-4, 4-1 with five chances to make it 5-1, before Fognini found his rhythm. In the quarter-finals, he lost the first set against Borna Coric 1-6. But Fognini bounced back even quicker against Lajovic, stepping into the court, especially with his backhand, to put pressure on the Serbian. Lajovic had not lost a set all week before the championship match. Fognini, the first Italian finalist at Monte-Carlo since Corrado Barazzutti in 1977 (l. to Bjorn Borg), could become the lowest-seeded player to win here since 13th seed Gustavo Kuerten in 1999. Lajovic can become the first un...
ATP - 21.04.2019 15:19