West Ham United owners David Sullivan and David Gold have promised fans the club will turn the season around after a troubled start to their first campaign at their new home. West Ham suffered a 3-0 thumping by Southampton on Sunday to register their second defeat in a row at the London Stadium, where the club moved from Upton Park. The defeat was their fourth straight and fifth from six Premier League matches.
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ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson pick who will win on Tuesday in the Champions League. GLASGOW -- Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers believes he will face a Manchester City side that is already better than any he came up against during his three years at Liverpool. Rodgers didn't lose any of his three games against City at Anfield and almost guided the Reds to the Premier League title in 2014 after beating Manuel Pellegrini's side in the final weeks of the season. Liverpool were ultimately pipped to the title by City and Rodgers was sacked 17 months later before taking over Celtic at the...
ESPN - 9/27/2016 8:24:00 AM
Arsene Wenger believes Theo Walcott is a completely different player now that he's found his form in the Premier League. Arsenal legends and current players have had their say on Arsene Wenger, and they had nothing but praise for the Frenchman. Former Arsenal vice president David Dein reflects on the first time he met Arsene Wenger in 1989. Laurent Koscielny admits he and his teammates want to repay Arsene Wenger's work at the club by winning titles. Arsene Wenger reveals Arsenal's Francis Coquelin may have suffered a long-term injury against Chelsea. Theo Walcott has said that a meeting with Arsene Wenger over the summer has renewed his focus to succeed with Arsenal. Walcott struggled to break back into the Arsenal team on a regular basis after returning from injury last season but he has taken his chance so far this campaign, starting all six Premier League games. "Me and the manager sat down [in the summer] and I've just ...
ESPN - 9/27/2016 8:22:00 AM
Sept 27 (Reuters) - Premier League champions Leicester City and Arsenal are among the five clubs charging most for Champions League tickets this season, according to spread-betting firm Spreadex. Arsenal set prices starting at 37 pounds ($47.97) for a ticket, while watching Champions League football at Leicester costs at least 35 pounds. Italian giants Juventus are the most expensive team to watch at home with tickets starting at almost 39 pounds, ahead of La Liga champions Barcelona (38 pounds). ...
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* Delegates overwhelmingly reject agenda of meeting in protest * Congress closed less than 30 minutes after opening * Asian body to set new date for election (Writes through with detail, quotes) By Sudipto Ganguly PANAJI, India, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Asia's top soccer officials delivered a major snub to FIFA on Tuesday, forcing the postponement of an election for three spots on the world body's new governing Council in a row over the disqualification of a Qatari candidate. With FIFA President Gianni Infantino watching on, delegates to an Asian Football Confederation extraordinary congress in Goa, called to conduct the election, voted down the agenda. World governing body FIFA banned Qatari Saoud Al-Mohannadi from the election on Sunday because of an ongoing ethics investigation, leaving insufficient time for new candidates to join the six remaining in the field.
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Tata Martino will coach MLS expansion side Atlanta United. Former Barcelona and Argentina coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino was named to coach Major League Soccer expansion side Atlanta United on Tuesday. Atlanta's hiring of Martino, first reported by Telemundo, comes as the team prepares for its inaugural MLS season in 2017. "We are delighted that a manager of Gerardo's caliber and pedigree will be leading our team into our inaugural season," Atlanta United president Darren Eales said."His deep experience and success at both the club and international levels...
ESPN - 9/27/2016 7:30:00 AM
Infantino wants football to eventually become the top sport in India FIFA president Gianni Infantino has described India as a "passionate giant" of football, and asked the AIFF to ensure that there is a steady growth of the sport in the country. Speaking in his first visit to India since being elected president, Infantino said that he was impressed with the work done by the AIFF with regards to introducing youngsters to football. "India has always been mentioned as the 'Sleeping Giant'. But from what I have seen here I am sure that India is now the passionate...
ESPN - 9/27/2016 7:25:00 AM
AS Roma captain Francesco Totti turns 40 years old, ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti reflects on his journey thus far at the eternal city. Luciano Spalletti praises the effort of 39-year-old forward Francesco Totti after the Italian legend scored his 250th Serie A goal. Francesco Totti has revealed further details about how close he actually was to joining Real Madrid in 2003, saying that a combination of family, friends and the love of Rome saw him remain in the Eternal City. Speaking on his 40th birthday on Tuesday, Totti said he had come "very close" to moving to the Spanish side, but the Roma captain added that he does not regret for a minute turning down the opportunity. "I was about to go there in 2003, even if it's not true that I was in Spain," Totti told...
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Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique asserted that their win over Sporting Gijon was not as easy as the dominant result seems. Former Barcelona coach Cesar Luis Menotti believes Andres Iniesta is the best player in the world, while he claims Lionel Messi would not have the talent he does today had he come through the ranks at Real Madrid. While Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have long battled it out for the tag of the greatest player in modern football, Menotti, who managed Barca between 1983 and 1984, feels Iniesta is more deserving of that title. "There are some players who we don't talk about how good they are," Menotti...
ESPN - 9/27/2016 7:04:00 AM
Relive Sam Allardyce's best sound bites after being appointed England manager. Here are the latest stories for Tuesday. ENGLAND: England manager Sam Allardyce is in line to lose his job in charge of the national team, according to a report in The Times, after he was filmed advising undercover journalists on how to circumvent rules against third-party ownership, in a report by the Daily Telegraph. REAL MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has played down talk of a rift with galactico Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Tuesday's Champions League Group F game at...
ESPN - 9/27/2016 6:00:00 AM
Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich meet again in the UCL, the FC panel breakdown who has the edge ahead of their match. Relive the drama of the 2015-16 Champions League semifinal between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich as they get set to meet again. Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago discusses how they were bested by Atletico fairly last season, and are looking for a fair match. Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez has said that Champions League football does not owe a title to Atletico Madrid. The Rojiblancos were just seconds away from lifting their first European title in 2014 when a last-gasp goal from Sergio Ramos sent the game to extra time and Real Madrid ended up winning, 4-1. Then last season, Atletico fell in a penalty shootout to Real Madrid in the title game. But ahead of his team's Champions League game at Atletico Madrid, Martinez said there is no room for...
ESPN - 9/27/2016 5:03:00 AM
* Burnley prevail 2-0 with headers by Hendrick, Keane * Belgian man-of-the-match Defour lays on both goals * Second league win lifts Burnley into mid-table * Watford fail to sustain form that beat Manchester United * Burnley host Arsenal next, Watford welcome Bournemouth (Adds quotes, details) Sept 26 (Reuters) - Burnley struck either side of halftime with headers from Jeff Hendrick and Michael Keane to claim a 2-0 Premier League home win over Watford on Monday in the first top-flight meeting of the two clubs. Forward Hendrick broke the deadlock before defender Keane scored to lift the Clarets into 13th spot where they joined five clubs on seven points from six games, including Watford and champions Leicester City who they trail on goal difference.
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