Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes that his team should be scoring more goals. He said that this is why they have experienced some poor form during recent weeks. Indeed Crystal Palace has managed to score only five times in their last nine games. He said that his team keeps creating opportunities but unfortunately they could not score the much-needed goals.
Roy Hodgson said that it does not matter whether you have plenty of possession or creating lots of opportunities if you do not put them in the back of the net. He said that you need to score goals if you want to win games and unfortunately for them, they are unable to do that at the moment.
West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has indicated that his team should have taken the scoring opportunities which came for grabs during the London derby versus Chelsea at the London Stadium. Maurizio Sarri’s side dominated the proceedings with more than two-thirds of the possession but the Hammers were the ones with the clear-cut chances with both Andriy Yarmolenko and Michail Antonio fluffing their lines.
Speaking after the game, Pellegrini lamented about his side’s composure in front of goal and believes they should have at least taken one opportunity to score in the game which ended goalless. Despite this, the former Manchester City boss feels the players fulfilled his tactical demands for the derby and a draw is a fair point against a club of Chelsea’s calibre.
Antonio Valencia the captain of Manchester United could miss the season start because of injury he sustained during the tour of Red Devils of the United States. The information has been revealed by manager Jose Mourinho. During the 0-0 draw of United with San Jose Earthquakes Valencia, the right-back limped off early, and after a penalty-shootout victory of the team over AC Milan Wednesday Mourinho said that Valencia may miss the beginning of the Premier League season (PLS)
He said “Valencia is injured and he is recovering, but I think he remained injured till the start of the Premier League season. Another player, Diogo Dalot is in the recovering phase as well, and I believe that even he will not be ready to play till the start of the Premier League.” The campaign of 2018-19 Premier League of United will kick off at 10th
of August with a home clash opposite the Leicester City.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville is set to lead an all-star Manchester squad against their Liverpool counterpart in a charity football match, as per reports. The game would have as special guests the father of Saffie Roussos, the youngest of the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena attack last year.
The Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group Margaret Aspinall is also a special guest at the game jointly hosted by the Mayor ofGreater Manchester Andy Burnham and Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region Steve Rotherham.
The proceeds from the football match slated for Leigh Sports Village will go to homelessness charities, according to reports. The Hillsborough campaignerAspinall is expected to join the Greater Manchester Mayor Burnham in leading the teams onto the pitch before the game begins.
- October 5, 2017
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he is surprised that Belgium invited Eden Hazard to the national team for their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.
The playmaker has not played competitive football since suffering an ankle injury while on international duty back in June.
Hazard had to undergo surgery and he missed the pre-season games as he battled fitness concerns. The Italian claims the player should have been given time to fully recover. Conte might be afraid of his star player injuring himself again or straining the recovering ankle while on international duty. Chelsea have missed him so far and any more strains would really set the club against his national team.
“I was a coach of the national team with Italy so I respect the decision of the coach. If Hazard isn’t ready he will not play, it’s why he doesn’t play with us,” Conte proclaimed.
Jamie Carragher reacted sternly to Arsenal’s 3-0 massive loss in their second leg encounter with Crystal Palace last season.
The former Liverpool player poured his words undiluted as he expressed how he felt after the match.
The Sky Sports pundit was triggered by the unexpected loss which made him to accuse the players that they were “bleeping up” when their manager needed them the most.
He specifically blamed MezuitOzil and Alexis Sanchez for not performing up to par and for “disgracing” the team.
Carragher also alleged that Arsenal was too focused on top-four finish instead of focusing on the title itself.
“That was the fourth away match in a roll of which they conceded at least three goals in each.
“People will always talk about the coach and I do not think the fans are split, I suppose more of them demand change. But now, it can be easily concluded that the players want change more than the fans do,” Carragher said.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has agreed to get back on the pitch to form part of a Blades Legends team to help raise money for the Once Upon a Smile charity.
Some money will also be used for the Sheffield United academy as well.
They were opposed to a team of TV stars and other celebrities comprising of actors Danny Miller and Antony Quinlan as well as actors such as Mirallegro, Ben Davies, Callahan and Boa among others. Dean Smith from the BBC and Jake Quickenden was also part of the team that represented Once Upon a Smile charity.
The Blades legends teams comprise of players such as Chris Morgan, Agana, Michael Tonge, Michael Brown and as previously mentioned Chris Wilder.
The Blades team managed to win the game 5-3 with goals from Brown and Tonge. On the other side, it was Danny Miller who was among the scorers for the celebrities.
Peter Coates reckons that the fact that Stoke has been able to keep itself in the English top tier for 9 years in a row and is nearly certain to do that for the 10th year as well gives him a lot of pride.
As per Coates, the promotion had not come easy for his team at all. It was a result of hard work for many, many years. To make it to the top with that much of hard work and then to sustain the pressure at the top for this long a period, he finds it extraordinary and wants to congratulate everyone who has been involved in the process.
The Potters had to remain out of the top tier action from the late eighties to the mid two thousands and then it was eventually towards the end of the two thousands that they found their way back to the Premier competition and have not had to face demotion ever since despite remaining one of the candidates for demotion at the start of every season.