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‘Complacent’ Arsenal through despite home defeat by Ostersund

‘Complacent’ Arsenal through despite home defeat by Ostersund

Sead Kolasinac’s fourth goal for Arsenal quelled Ostersund’s comeback Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said his side were complacent as they survived a huge scare against Swedish minnows Ostersunds FK to claim a place in the last 16 of the Europa League. The Gunners won the first leg 3-0 but one of football’s great shocks looked […]

We lacked bravery & belief – Brendan Rodgers

We lacked bravery & belief – Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers was unhappy with his side going forward and defensively Celtic “lacked aggression” in defence and were “too negative” in attack as they exited the Europa League to Zenit St Petersburg, said Brendan Rodgers. The Scottish champions headed to Russia in an optimistic mood after an impressive 1-0 victory in the home leg. But familiar […]

Carabao Cup and Premier League predictions: Lawro v ‘I, Tonya’ stars Margot Robbie & Allison Janney

Carabao Cup and Premier League predictions: Lawro v ‘I, Tonya’ stars Margot Robbie & Allison Janney

Manchester City’s hopes of winning the Quadruple are over after their shock FA Cup defeat by Wigan but can Pep Guardiola’s side secure some silverware this weekend by winning the Carabao Cup final? BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson says: “I would imagine Arsene Wenger’s reaction to seeing Manchester City lose at Wigan was to […]

Celtic out of Europa League after defeat at Zenit St Petersburg

Celtic out of Europa League after defeat at Zenit St Petersburg

Branislav Ivanovic powered home a header from a corner to put Zenit ahead Celtic’s Europa League campaign ended at the first knockout hurdle as the Scottish champions succumbed to Zenit St Petersburg in their round-of-32 tie. Branislav Ivanovic, given a free header inside the box, powered home a corner after seven minutes to level the […]

Short ready to give Sunderland away for free

Short ready to give Sunderland away for free

Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League last season Owner Ellis Short is prepared to give Sunderland away for free if a buyer can be found to take on the Championship club’s substantial debt. Short has said he is open to offers for the relegation-threatened club, but has failed to find a buyer. Reports had […]

Rooney: I chose Everton return because I wanted the pressure

Rooney: I chose Everton return because I wanted the pressure

Media playback is not supported on this device It would have been easy to go abroad – Rooney Wayne Rooney chose to return to Everton rather than move to a country such as China because he wanted the “pressure” of being back at his boyhood club. The former Manchester United striker rejoined the Toffees on […]

EFL summer transfer window to close earlier

EFL summer transfer window to close earlier

Lewis Grabban joined Aston Villa on loan from Bournemouth on the final day of the January transfer window EFL clubs have voted through proposals to shut the summer transfer window for permanent transfers on Thursday, 9 August at 17:00 BST. That brings the 72 EFL clubs in line with the Premier League, who voted in […]

Mourinho concerned by Herrera injury but pleased with Pogba

Mourinho concerned by Herrera injury but pleased with Pogba

Ander Herrera had returned from injury after missing games against Newcastle and Huddersfield Ander Herrera could have a “bad injury”, says Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after the midfielder was substituted in Wednesday’s Champions League goalless draw at Sevilla. The Spaniard picked up a muscle injury 17 minutes into the last-16 first-leg tie and was […]

‘Mr 100 million’: Europe’s elite flocking to scout Lazio star

‘Mr 100 million’: Europe’s elite flocking to scout Lazio star

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has scored seven Serie A goals this season In August, Lazio owner Claudio Lotito rejected the notion that the Rome side are a selling club. His defence was pretty convincing. “I turned down 70m euros [£61.7m] for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic,” Lotito argued. And it’s just as well he did. A fortnight earlier Paris St-Germain […]

Arsenal’s Ramsey and Ozil to miss Europa League tie

Arsenal’s Ramsey and Ozil to miss Europa League tie

BBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website Ostersunds striker Saman Ghoddos (centre) stood out for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in the first leg Arsenal midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil will miss the Europa League last-32 second-leg against Ostersunds FK […]

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