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Pochettino wants January signings at Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham Hotspur need to sign players and are aiming to do so in January, despite the club making their best ever start to a Premier League season without any new faces. Spurs failed to add a single player to their squad during the summer transfer window -- a first for a Premier League club -- but they have gone to collect 21 points from their opening nine top-flight fixtures. Nonetheless, Pochettino does not believe that a lack of recruitment is a recipe for success. "I have to be honest, I don't want to take advantage of that," he said after Saturday's 1-0 victory at West Ham. "In football you always need to think you can improve, and you need to try to improve your
Yahoo - 20.10.2018 20:07

West Ham United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Manuel Pellegrini’s men rated and slated after London derby defeat

West Ham United failed to find a late equaliser against fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur in their London derby clash in east London. Erik Lamela’s goal at the end of the first half secured a 1-0 win for Spurs who were forced to cling on slightly in the final stages as a desperate Hammers side chucked […]
TalkSport - 20.10.2018 18:32

Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United: Jose Mourinho in heated touchline scrap after Ross Barkley’s last-gasp equaliser

Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge turned ugly as Chelsea salvaged a dramatic last-gasp draw against Manchester United. The former Chelsea boss reacted angrily as a member of the Blues’ backroom staff celebrated Ross Barkley’s late equaliser in front of his dugout. Mourinho, who had to be held back by Stamford Bridge security, was seconds […]
TalkSport - 20.10.2018 15:43

Barcelona's Lionel Messi exits Sevilla match with arm injury

Lionel Messi left Barcelona's match against Sevilla on Saturday night after suffering an undisclosed arm injury. The injury occurred in the 17th minute when Messi landed awkwardly on his arm after getting wrapped up with Sevilla midfielder Franco Vazquez. Team trainers tended to the Argentina international on the pitch, wrapping up his arm on the sideline. Ousmane Dembele came on for Messi. Messi had already scored twice in Sunday's match before he left the match. 
ESPN - 20.10.2018 12:15

Mohamed Salah ends goal drought, Adam Lallana returns as Liverpool edge Huddersfield

Mohamed Salah's neat finish in the first-half proved decisive as Liverpool stumbled past a valiant Huddersfield. HUDDERSFIELD, England -- Mohamed Salah ended a four-game run without a goal as he scored the winning goal in Liverpool's tense 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday evening. Salah's 24th-minute goal handed a disjointed Liverpool the vital three points to keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. Positives Salah was back to doing what he does best. It was a clinical finish from the Egyptian as he ended a spell of seven away games in all competitions without a goal....
ESPN - 20.10.2018 11:58

Spurs' Mauricio Pochettino: 'We're going to try to sign' players in January

Mauricio Pochettino hopes Tottenham can strengthen their squad in the next transfer window. Tottenham battled their way to a fourth consecutive Premier League win thanks to a first-half Erik Lamela header at the London Stadium. Tottenham battled their way to a fourth consecutive Premier League win thanks to a first-half Erik Lamela header at the London Stadium. English Premier League: Erik Lamela (44') West Ham 0-1 Tottenham Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham Hotspur need to sign players and are aiming to do so in January, despite the club making their best ever start to a Premier League season without any new faces. Spurs failed to add a single player to their squad during the summer transfer window -- a first for a Premier League club -- but they have gone to collect 21 points from their opening nine top-flight fixtures. Nonetheless, Pochettino does not believe that a lack of recruitment is a recipe for success. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick...
ESPN - 20.10.2018 11:07

Jose Mourinho again takes centre stage despite thrilling Man United-Chelsea draw

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho speaks about his side's 2-2 draw against Chelsea and the sideline scuffle in stoppage time. There was an ugly end at Stamford Bridge after Jose Mourinho was taunted by Chelsea's second assistant coach Marco Ianni following Ross Barkley's late equaliser. Jose Mourinho was involved in an unsavoury clash with Chelsea coach Marco Ianni following Ross Barkley's 96th-minute equaliser. LONDON -- Jose Mourinho is a lightning rod, for good or bad. Even when it isn't his fault, the story usually ends up with the Manchester United manager being front and centre and he can thank Marco Ianni for that after Saturday's dramatic and chaotic 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Marco who? Good question, and one that Mourinho would probably have uttered prior to this game. But he knows who Ianni is now after the Italian goaded the former Chelsea manager with an over-exuberant...
ESPN - 20.10.2018 11:03

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal not enough for Juventus win as Genoa hit back to draw

Juventus Genoa 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Cristiano Ronaldo gave Juventus an early lead at home against Genoa, but the Grifoni persisted and earned a shock draw in Turin. Italian Serie A: Daniel Bessa (67') Juventus 1-1 Genoa Italian Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo (18') Juventus 1-0 Genoa Italian Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo (14') Juventus 0-0 Genoa Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. appears to be following in fathers footsteps as he scores incredible solo goal. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fifth goal for Juventus but Genoa rallied to claim a 1-1 draw in Serie A on Saturday. Ronaldo's struck in t...
ESPN - 20.10.2018 10:52

Manchester City's Pep Guardiola hails 'incredible' Riyad Mahrez goal vs. Burnley

Man City made light work of Burnley at the Etihad easing to a 5-0 rout to stay top of the Premier League. Man City made light work of Burnley at the Etihad easing to a 5-0 rout to stay top of the Premier League. MANCHESTER, England -- Pep Guardiola insists he had no concerns about starting Riyad Mahrez in Manchester City's 5-0 victory over Burnley, despite his penalty miss in the goalless draw with Liverpool. Despite missing from the spot before the international break, and pushing Gabriel Jesus out of the way to take the kick himself, Mahrez retained his place in the starting XI and scored a delightful 20-yard goal as City maintained their lead at the top of the Premier League. "He [Mahrez] played so good...
ESPN - 20.10.2018 10:39

Real Madrid axe swinging over Julen Lopetegui as crisis deepens with Levante defeat

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner and Ross Dyer look at how Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui can turn things around after a fifth-straight game without a win. ESPN FC's Craig Burley has his say as to who should become Real Madrid's next Galactico signings. Are Real Madrid preparing to swap managers? Gab Marcotti and Sid Lowe weigh in on the reports linking Antonio Conte to the Bernabeu. MADRID -- After the embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Levante at the Bernabeu, the final whistle was followed immediately by prolonged whistles from those angry supporters still left inside the half-empty stadium and traditional white handkerchief protest calling for the sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui. Lopetegui has lost five games in all competitions since taking over this summer -- including the last three in a row -- and has presided over the club's second worst goal drought of 481 minutes, broken...
ESPN - 20.10.2018 10:24

Keisuke Honda's Melbourne Victory debut delivers welcome boost for A-League

Melbourne City overcame local rivals Melbourne Victory after a contentious first half penalty was awarded through VAR. Keisuke Honda cannot wait to play in his first Melbourne derby match as the Victory kick-start their A-League campaign. Japanese international Keisuke Honda has landed in the A-League with a serious splash, both on and off the field. The Melbourne Victory marquee, lured to Australia with the powerhouse club's biggest-ever salary, netted the opener in the derby on Saturday night. But his influence on the contest began well before kick-off. Victory's membership levels have ballooned off the back of his signing -- already sitting above 24,000 -- which will see the club break its all-time record this season. A-League A-League Tipping The 2018-19 A-League season is undoubtedly going to be full of surprises so gather friends, family and workmates and get tipping! Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and...
ESPN - 20.10.2018 10:03

Bayern Munich victory at Wolfsburg was 'a first step' - Niko Kovac

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac insisted he will not change his approach despite the German giants' recent poor run of form. Raf Honigstein breaks down how Bayern Munich's press conference to confront media criticism turned into a disaster for the club. WOLFSBURG, Germany -- Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac said his side had taken "a first step" after beating Wolfsburg 3-1 for their first victory in four Bundesliga games. The champions, down to 10 men after Arjen Robben's second booking early in the second half, won thanks to a Robert Lewandowski brace and a late James Rodriguez goal to go second, four points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. "There was a lot of pressure on this match," Kovac said at his postmatch news conference. "I can only compliment...
ESPN - 20.10.2018 09:58

Adrien Rabiot, Kylian Mbappe score in Paris Saint-Germain's 5-0 win over Amiens

Paris Saint-Germain SC Amiens 5 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats French Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappé (82') PSG 4-0 SC Amiens Paris Saint-Germain scored three times in the final ten minutes to get an emphatic 5-0 win over hapless Amiens on Saturday at Parc des Princes. The hosts commanded the match from the beginning, with Marquinhos putting the Ligue 1 leaders up with a score in the 12th minute. The Brazilian's goal proved sufficient but not before PSG added four more goals throughout the day in a powerful display of offence. Adrian Rabiot added a second goal before the break at the 42nd minute.  With the game in...
ESPN - 20.10.2018 09:51

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Khachanov Wins All-Russian Battle To Reach Moscow Final

.videoWrapper { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; /* 16:9 */ padding-top: 25px; height: 0; } .videoWrapper iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } The Top 2 Russians in the ATP Rankings battled it out on home soil at the VTB Kremlin Cup on Saturday, but it was Karen Khachanov who beat his friend, Daniil Medvedev, 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-3 to reach the Moscow final. “I think it’s a great result for me. It’s my first final at the Kremlin Cup. Finally, I made it, and it was especially nice to play in front of such a crowd,” Khachanov said. “It’s tough to play against Daniil on court because we are good friends. He’s having a good season, showing good results this year... I’m happy I won. It’s one of those matches that we will be playing many more down the road.” Khachanov has enjoyed a tremendous season after qualifying for the Next Gen ATP Fina...
ATP - 20.10.2018 16:03

Halep remains upbeat after 'best' season despite injury

Simona Halep is disappointed that a back injury forced her out of the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore but the Romanian world number one will still reflect on 2018 as her best year on the tour after finally claiming a Grand Slam title.
Reuters - 20.10.2018 09:31

Fifth-Set Tie-Break Coming To Wimbledon In 2019

Wimbledon took a historic step on Friday, announcing that beginning with the next edition of The Championships, there will be a final-set tie-break at 12-12. Debate over whether or not to introduce a final-set tie-break came to the forefront at SW19 earlier this year when Kevin Anderson defeated John Isner in the event’s longest semi-final in history, with the South African triumphing 26-24 in the fifth set. Isner also played the longest match of all-time at Wimbledon, defeating Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set in 2010. “Our view was that the time had come to introduce a tie-break method for matches that had not reached their natural conclusion at a reasonable point during the deciding set,” said Philip Brook, the chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. “While we know the instances of matches extending deep into the final set are rare, we feel that a tie-break at 12-12 strikes an equitable balance between allowing players ample opportunity ...
ATP - 19.10.2018 16:09

Gasquet Saves MP To Reach Antwerp SF

Fourth seed Richard Gasquet saved one match point at 7/8 in the deciding set tie-break of a 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-6(9) victory over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff on Friday at the European Open. The 32-year-old continues his strong season, advancing to his sixth tour-level semi-final of the year. Earlier this month, the Frenchman made the last four at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2018, another indoor hard-court event, where he lost to in-form Kei Nishikori. The Libema Open champion, who owns 15 ATP World Tour trophies, is trying to capture two titles in the same season for the fifth time in his career.  Gasquet first held two match point chances at 6-5 in the third set, but finally converted his eighth match point — and his sixth of the tie-break — to complete his 34th match win of the season. He awaits the winner of top-seeded Briton Kyle Edmund and qualifier Ilya Ivashka of Belarus. Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman is one match win away from reaching...
ATP - 19.10.2018 15:57