Haaland haunts Hammers as defending champs City preview life with Norwegian leading their line

Erling Haaland of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and...

Erling Haaland became the second Manchester City player to score a brace on his Premier League debut, after now-retired legendary striker Sergio Aguero did so during a memorable substitute appearance against Swansea in 2011. The 22-year-old’s first foray in England’s top-tier was predictably devastating away at West Ham yesterday, but eyes will be on the encore.
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Scary hours indeed: Erling Haaland’s City move could shift the needle further in their favour

In this photo released on June 13, 2022 Manchester City unveil new signing Erling Haaland at Manchester City Football Academy in Manchester, England.

Jadon Sancho’s ‘scary hours’ tweet shortly after his £73m move to United was swiftly ridiculed by rival fans amid limited minutes and disappointing displays. His former teammate in Germany, Erling Haaland, has this week been unveiled as a City player – with an overwhelming feeling the striker’s impact will by contrast be a significant one felt immediately across Europe. Continue reading

Courtois’ inspired display – once again – proves a fitting end as Real clinch 14th CL title

Courtois Thibaut of Real Madrid elected man of the match kissing the cup during the UEFA champions league final match between Real Madrid and...

It felt fitting that, eight years after suffering stoppage-time heartbreak against Real with Atletico Madrid in Lisbon, Thibaut Courtois was Los Blancos’ impenetrable wall here, defiantly stifling Liverpool throughout – breaking the record for most saves in a Champions League Final with nine, producing greatness with the lights shining brightest on a career-defining night. Continue reading

Liverpool 4-0 Manchester United: Reds return top, easing to rousing rout of Rangnick’s men

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at...

Mohamed Salah’s fifth brace of the season helped Liverpool cruise to a 4-0 victory over another disappointing Manchester United showing at Anfield, sandwiched between an early Luis Diaz opener and Sadio Mane’s first-time finish as Ralf Rangnick’s change of shape didn’t help the visitors from another heavy deficit – the fifth time they’ve conceded three or more this term.
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Carabao Cup Final: Liverpool’s fullback duo show their mettle against wasteful Chelsea

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson of Liverpool sit and look on after the Carabao Cup Final match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley...

After riding their luck at times against another wasteful Chelsea showing, Liverpool emerged victorious in yesterday’s action-packed Carabao Cup Final – winning 11-10 on penalties. However, it was again the individual displays of Jurgen Klopp’s formidable fullback pairing which stand them in good stead for the rest of the season with more silverware up for grabs. Continue reading

Liverpool 3-2 Milan: Henderson’s half-volley settles shaky Champions League opener

Jordan Henderson captain of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the third goal during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Liverpool FC and...

It wasn’t perfect, but Liverpool got their Group B campaign underway with a narrow victory. Goals from Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson’s thunderous half-volley helped the Reds recover from an abrupt 2-1 half-time deficit, squeezing past Milan’s best efforts as the Italians acquitted themselves well on their Champions League return after a seven-year absence.
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Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Havertz, Salah ensure points are shared in tense affair

Players of Chelsea and Liverpool clash as Reece James of Chelsea is sent off, leading to a penalty and the first goal for Liverpool scored by Mohamed...

Liverpool and Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the new Premier League season continued on Saturday night with a 1-1 draw at Anfield, but this latest meeting wasn’t without controversy and tempers flaring on both sides after Reece James’ contentious dismissal in first-half stoppage-time, changing the complexion of an entertaining clash between two title hopefuls.
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Bayern’s German monopoly continues, but don’t begrudge Julian Nagelsmann

Julian Nagelsmann, Head Coach of RB Leipzig reacts during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena on December...

Football’s worst kept secret is out: the Bundesliga’s perennial champions Bayern Munich have announced RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann will succeed Hansi Flick as their new manager this summer, agreeing terms for a lucrative five-year deal. However, sceptics shouldn’t be so quick to begrudge a highly-rated boss joining his fiercest competitors, being Bavarian-born after all.
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