A football fan who staged a one-man protest by sitting on top of Arsenal’s team bus before their FA Cup tie at Blackpool has been fined £500. Arsenal were due to leave the Marriott Hotel in Preston ahead of the match on Jan. 5 but Neil Holden, 43, climbed on to the team bus, delaying its departure.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists he respects Aaron Ramsey’s decision to join Italian giants Juventus. Ryan Giggs has told ESPN FC that Aaron Ramsey‘s proposed move to Juventus from Arsenal will take the midfielder of his “comfort zone” and make him a better player. Sources have told ESPN FC that Ramsey, 28, will complete a free
With Gonzalo Higuain set to be loaned out to Chelsea by Milan, the FC guys question if he’ll be able to solve Chelsea’s woes in front of goal. With Gonzalo Higuain enduring an inconsistent season at Milan, the FC crew assess whether he is worth the price for top-four hopefuls Chelsea. LONDON — Gonzalo Higuain
7:20 PM ET Associated Press Tim Weah has two goals for Celtic since joining on loan from Paris Saint-Germain. Ian MacNicol/Getty Images U.S. forward Tim Weah made it two goals in his first two games for Celtic by scoring after coming on as a second-half substitute in a 4-0 win over St. Mirren in the Scottish
With Gonzalo Higuain set to be loaned out to Chelsea by Milan, the FC guys question if he’ll be able to solve Chelsea’s woes in front of goal. Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half header secured Juventus’ first Italian Super Cup since 2015 against 10-man AC Milan, in Saudi Arabia. Italian Supercoppa: Franck Kessie (74′) Juventus 1-0 AC
Former Premier League referee Peter Walton joins Stewart Robson to discuss the big refereeing decisions in Liverpool’s win over Crystal Palace. UEFA is predicting Liverpool will become the first football club to post pre-tax profits exceeding €100 million in their 2017-18 financial accounts. European football’s governing body has produced its club licensing benchmarking report and stated that
Steve Nicol sounds off on Maurizio Sarri’s comments about not being able to motivate Chelsea, saying he should get out if he can’t do that. The guys respond to your tweets about the future for players and the manager at Chelsea, Liverpool’s upcoming fixtures, Marco Silva and more. Gab Marcotti provides an update on Chelsea’s
We gravitate towards simple explanations so the reason why Chelsea lost 2-0 away to Arsenal at the Emirates is simple: Maurizio Sarri played his two best players (N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard) out of position. Easy, right? Wrong. For a start, Chelsea had no divine right to win at the Emirates, not when they were
Mohamed Salah scored twice, including his 50th Premier League goal, to help Liverpool hold off Crystal Palace in a back-and-forth match at Anfield. Little did we know when referee Jon Moss issued James Milner with a red card during Liverpool’s win over Crystal Palace that the pair had a history that extended far back beyond
Manchester City started slowly, but eventually strolled to a three-goal win over bottom side Huddersfield Town. Huddersfield Town have appointed Borussia Dortmund II manager Jan Siewert as head coach with a contract until 2021, the Premier League club announced on Monday. Siewert replaces David Wagner, who left the club by mutual consent last week with Huddersfield rooted
The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is open again. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world’s media and setting our correspondents loose to see who could be heading to/out of your club this month. TOP STORY: Man United step up Bergwijn chase PSV and Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn has caught the eye of Manchester United
Jose Mourinho offered some interesting observations during his two-game stint as a pundit on BeIN Sports, but his advice to Arsenal manager Unai Emery that Mesut Ozil “needs a little bit of care and a little bit of love” to perform at his best was the one which would have had everyone at Manchester United
Carlos Vela did not rule out a move to Barcelona, despite saying he is happy at LAFC. Barcelona put on a show for the fans at the Camp Nou, as Lionel Messi secured the home victory with a beautiful strike with his right foot. Zlatan Ibrahimovic opens up to ESPN FC about Paul Pogba’s revitalization
Gab Marcotti cites lucrative contracts and a sense of confusion at the club as reasons Arsenal are unlikely to sign new players in January. Arsenal have confirmed that head of recruitment Sven Mislintat will leave next month. Last week, a source told ESPN FC that the 46-year-old would leave the Emirates Stadium after a series
ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe explains why LAFC’s Carlos Vela could fit Barcelona’s needs for a back-up striker after the departure of Munir to Sevilla. Barcelona B defender Moussa Wague has apologised for hitting an SD Ejea supporter but said he had been provoked by “numerous and repeated racist insults” during Sunday’s game between the sides.
While professional football constitutes the perfect job for many, there are some pro players who use their newfound fortune to bankroll the extra-curricular projects that they’ve always dreamed of doing. Here we look at some of the most interesting labours of love adopted by pros as sidelines to their hectic sporting day job.
ESPN FC’s Craig Burley recaps all eight results from Saturday’s Premier League action. Zlatan Ibrahimovic opens up to ESPN FC about Paul Pogba’s revitalization since Jose Mourinho’s departure and likens it to his disagreements with Pep Guardiola at Barcelona. Anthony Martial is moving closer to a new deal at Manchester United, sources have told ESPN
It was 7 a.m. on the morning of Manchester United’s home game against Arsenal in December when I was rudely awoken by my 7-year-old Manchester City-supporting nephew, Charlie. To my dismay, he’s got a season ticket and goes to games with his father. My sister has failed in her duty to indoctrinate or convert him,
Huddersfield lost 3-0 at home to Man City on Sunday without a manager in the dugout, following David Wagner’s departure last week. By all accounts Jan Siewert, head coach of Borussia Dortmund’s second string, was being lined up by the Terriers to step into Wagner’s wake. And word quickly spread that Siewart was in the
4:25 PM ET Juventus eased to a 3-0 win against Chievo Verona on Monday night in Turin to extend their lead in Serie A over the chasing pack. Douglas Costa opened the scoring for the hosts before the quarter hour, finishing off a mazy run from a counter-attack with a 20-yard strike to beat Chievo