He helps players on the pitch, he no longer shakes his head when a cross doesn't come his way and he must be one of the very few strikers who have started scoring more goals by being less selfish, and it's a remarkable transformation. I do not think there is an argument against him being the best number nine in Europe right now. The closest he has as a real competitor is Harry Kane. Those comments are echoed by Balague, who says the striker's new contract at Bayern has helped him to focus on his career in Germany.
A lot I tried, I knew there was no chance - like top teams in Sweden or Major League Soccer, who would never take someone they'd never heard of. And it was too much money to fund myself to fly out to train with clubs. Along came El Paso, about to start out in the US second tier, playing \"Championship to lower Premiership\" level football and hosting regular home crowds of 6,000-7,000. The league is split into east and west, but El Paso's travelling distances for away games makes past trips to the likes of Kilmarnock pale in comparison.
Posted at 69' Dominic Thompson (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing. SubstitutionPosted at 68' Substitution, Leicester City. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall replaces Kelechi Iheanacho. Posted at 66' Dennis Praet (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Posted at 66' Foul by Jan Zamburek (Brentford).
Adam Masina replaces Kiko Femenía. Posted at 63' Attempt blocked. N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Posted at 63' Attempt blocked. Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Posted at 59' Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Ben Foster.
Media playback is not supported on this device Curtis Jones, Mason Greenwood & Bukayo Saka star for Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal Arsenal got a good win at Wolves, thanks to a lovely finish by Bukayo Saka and it was a great game to watch. The outcome could have been very different, though, so I don't feel as if the Gunners are on a charge towards the top four, or anything like that. Lawro's prediction: 1-2Joel's prediction: The race for fifth will become so exciting if City do end up being banned from the Champions League and we find out before the last couple of weeks of the season.
They were physically strong but I felt we were in no danger technically,\" says Nevin. You could tell five or 10 minutes in 'we can do them'. And the Scots did, earning a comfortable 2-0 victory to set up a final with Czechoslovakia. But Nevin had a problem. He was scheduled to have a university exam the afternoon after the final. When we reached the semis, I was gubbed because I had to knuckle down to my studying,\" he says.
Issa Diop put West Ham ahead on the half hour, sliding in to poke home a Robert Snodgrass free kick, whipped in from the left. Snodgrass then doubled the advantage on the stroke of halftime, latching on to a Brighton clearance and blasting home from the edge of the box. Brighton got back in the game in fortunate fashion when West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski's attempted punch clear struck the back of his team mate Angelo Ogbonna and flew into the net.
It would clearly be a massive shock if they don't. But you can never take anything for granted in the FA Cup, because an upset is always only just around the corner, and I have experienced those too. City lost to Championship sides like Fulham four times while I was at the club - Sheffield United and their 'balloon' goal at Bramall Lane in 2008, then Nottingham Forest in 2009, Wigan in 2014 and Middlesbrough in 2015, all at the Etihad.
This escalation in strength at the top of the league is shown in the numbers below. There is remarkable consistency in the combined win percentage of teams finishing in the top four from the 1960s through to the 1990s but the 2000s saw a big relative increase to almost 51%, while the 2010s saw another huge leap to over 55%, even as the make-up of the top four became more varied. Essentially, fans of the English league's leading sides (whoever they were, or are) are considerably more likely to see their team win now than their parents or grandparents did in the post-war years.
Captain Dusan Tadic suffered a severe dip in form and fellow veteran Daley Blind was diagnosed with heart problems, although he has since made a return. They missed too the dramatic momentum of last season when the footballing world fell in love with Ajax again as they grabbed international headlines and sparked memories of a glorious past and their four European Cup wins.
I don't like it when my friends are injured but I work hard every day and I'm ready to play. It's not easy. Sometimes I'm not happy because I want to play but I keep on working. When I decided to come to City I knew it was going to be hard because we have Sergio, who is the top scorer of the club and he scores every game. I know this but I think I have a chance to play with Pep, with top players here and at a great big club, so that is why I came, to enjoy and learn.
However, insurance companies need to refund fans who were planning to travel across Europe for the matches, otherwise the idea of suspending the tournament to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus becomes irrelevant. If supporters aren't refunded for travel and accommodation, they will still travel to different cities over the continent, meaning the virus still has every chance of causing as much havoc as what UEFA are trying to avoid.
The paper believes that David Moyes may wish to sell in order to rebuild his squad, and the club could listen to offers of £42 million for the 26-year-old Brazilian forward - with Italian side Lazio considering a move. Paper Round’s view: Anderson has been intermittently impressive for West Ham and he is now approaching the age at which he should be offering consistent performances.
Borussia Monchengladbach are one of the best home teams in the Bundesliga with a 8-1-1 record so far after 10 games. They only failed to score in the first home game of the season against Schalke 04. However, despite the strong home record, they have kept a clean sheet in only 2 home games this season.
Bolton U23 and Nottingham U23 will face each other in the upcoming match in the Professional Development League. Bolton U23 this season have the following results: 1W, 1D and 19L. Meanwhile Nottingham U23 have 13W, 5D and 2L. This season both these teams are usually playing attacking football in the league and their matches are often high scoring.
There's lots of points to be made, but above all, can the seasons be completed and can they be completed safely?\"What else has been said on player welfare?Taylor's comments come after Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero said he was \"scared\" about the prospect of returning to action, while a number of Premier League club doctors have raised a range of concerns with league bosses over plans to resume the season.
Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Matheus Pereira with a cross following a corner. Posted at 72' Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Anthony Knockaert. Posted at 69' Attempt missed. Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
50% of Port Vale’s away games have produced over 2.5 goals while 42% of Stevenage’s home games and 67% of Port Vale’s away trips have seen both teams score, which is why we’re backing the visitors to claim a narrow 2-1 win on Saturday. Stevenage have only kept clean sheets in 33% of their home games so far this season while Port Vale have managed to keep clean sheets in just 17% of their away games, which is why we are expecting both teams to score this weekend.
Lecce needs points to get out of the relegation zone and although they lost the last home game with 2-7 to Atalanta Bergamo, it was only their 3th defeat in the last 10 home games. They already held Inter and Juventus to a draw at home this season.
Huddersfield have improved since the Cowley brothers took charge, there can be no denying that, but they're struggling to turn the corner in terms of consistency. One week, they'll get a good result, but backing one good result up with another is proving to be very problematic for The Terriers, who've not won back-to-back games since the first week of November.
The Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers square off on Wednesday with the first pitch set for 7:40 p.m. EST. The game takes place at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota and will only be available on local TV or through an MLB.tv subscription.27 Apr 2022
Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates postponed due to rain; doubleheader set for Wednesday. The Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates postponed Tuesday's game, scheduled for 7:10 p.m., because of inclement weather at Comerica Park in Detroit.3 May 2022