At some point this season, Liverpool‘s supporters will be able to enjoy the ride that will, barring an unprecedented loss of form or some strange alignment of the stars in the night sky, take them all the way to the club’s first league title since 1990. But right now, despite enjoying a double-digit lead over
Month: December 2019
African footballers are ubiquitous in almost all of the world’s biggest leagues, with the continent’s players still one of the greatest contributions to global sport. In 2019, some have been among the top performers in their respective divisions, setting the standard for African players abroad. Here, ESPN’s Ed Dove picks out the outstanding African talent
The transfer window opens on Jan. 1 and clubs across Europe have a month-long chance to add to their squads before it slams shut again. But with many clubs preferring to wait until the summer to do their business, which players might move in January? Who could be a bargain because of their contract or
Stewart Robson goes position by position to explain where Juventus need improvement. Julien Laurens says Milan signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 38 years old goes against the club’s policy. Shaka Hislop is puzzled by Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to Milan and questions what the striker’s role will be. AS Roma confirmed on Monday they are in talks
The son of the late Jose Antonio Reyes, Jose Antonio Reyes Lopez, scored four goals to help Real Madrid win the final of the La Liga Promises international tournament. Real Madrid’s under 13s came back from 2-0 down to beat Sevilla 5-3 in Abu Dhabi on Sunday in a game that featured two of Jose
Nearly a decade ago, LeBron James turned the next step of his career into a television spectacle. “The Decision” drew 13 million viewers at its peak and ended with James announcing he’d be “taking his talents to South Beach.” With a bit more entrepreneurial thought (some might say vulgarity) Erling Haaland might have done the
Steve Nicol says he is more impressed by Man United’s 2-0 win over Burnley than the 4-1 thrashing of Newcastle. Steve Nicol explains why teams like Tottenham and Manchester United are not locks to finish top four. Shaka Hislop and Steve Nicol push back against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s optimism regarding Man United. Manchester United midfielder
Stewart Robson slams the Premier League’s sense of superiority after continued VAR controversies. Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder said VAR is thought of as a “four-letter world” in England due to its implementation in the Premier League this season. Wilder’s United side lost their first away match of the season at the Etihad, winding up
Stewart Robson slams the Premier League’s sense of superiority after continued VAR controversies. Wolves’ manager doesn’t think VAR decisions should be made miles away from where the match is being played. VAR may have gotten things right in Liverpool-Wolves, but Shaka Hislop says its implementation has been flawed. Where do you start with VAR? Seriously:
Alejandro Moreno questions whether Luis Suarez has enough left in the tank to be the star-man for Inter Miami. Inter Miami CF have appointed Diego Alonso as their first ever head coach, the club announced on Monday. The former Uruguay international most recently served as head coach for CF Monterrey in Liga MX, where he led
Chelsea produced one of the Premier League comebacks of the season as they beat London rivals Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed the Gunners into an early lead and Arsenal seemed as if they were in full control for large periods of the game. In the final 10 minutes, however, the Blues sprung
The Exploding Heads present some baffling items available in Premier League club stores this holiday season. The Football Agents share their top charitable gift ideas for the players they represent. While Lionel Messi was reclaiming his crown as the world’s best player in 2019, Cristiano Ronaldo still managed to stun the world with his leaps
With the January transfer window opening in the new year, several top players will potentially be available in blockbuster moves either then or in the summer. Therefore, Monday is the start of a series on the stars most likely to change clubs. We break down the player’s strengths and weaknesses, give you the latest reporting
9:45 AM ET Alfredo Morelos was sent off as Rangers won the Old Firm derby 2-1 to reduce Celtic’s lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to two points. Rangers’ first win at Celtic Park since 2010 came after goals from Ryan Kent and Nikola Katic either side of a contentious Odsonne Edouard goal.
Frank Lampard explains how an aggressive half-time discussion helped Chelsea beat Arsenal. Mikel Arteta suggests a difference in physicality cost Arsenal in their defeat to Chelsea. LONDON — Arsenal‘s final game of the decade ended like so many of the games that had preceded it: deflation, rows of empty seats and a nagging feeling of
2:48 PM ET Manchester City used second-half goals from Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne to beat Sheffield United 2-0 at the Etihad on Sunday night. The visitors looked to have taken the lead shortly before the half-hour mark, but VAR overturned the goal after Lys Mousset was ruled to be narrowly offside as he
Ale Moreno delves into how Seattle Sounders and Inter Miami will fare in their 2020 MLS openers. Alejandro Moreno questions whether Luis Suarez has enough left in the tank to be the star-man for Inter Miami. Ale Moreno chooses his top three targets for Inter Miami. Watch the full segment on ESPN FC’s YouTube channel.
January is just around the corner. Click here to view the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the newest gossip below. TOP STORY: Man United prepared to wait to land Eriksen on a free Manchester United are set to make a move for Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen … but not until the summer, the Telegraph reports.
Wolves score thrice to shock Man City 3-2 and keep Liverpool’s league lead at 13 points. Shaka Hislop says Man City players should be having a word with Benjamin Mendy after their loss at Wolves. Shaka Hislop suggests Liverpool have the makings of being one of the Premier League’s all-time greats. When Manchester City fans
Cristiano Ronaldo and Michael Jordan each had some serious hang-time; but who did it better? Lazio beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus 3-1 to lift the Supercoppa Italiana for the fifth time. Craig Burley and Shaka Hislop heap praise on Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo’s headed goal vs. Sampdoria. Cristiano Ronaldo’s towering header secures a 2-1 win
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