Rashford and Martial give Manchester United derby honours against City

Manchester Uniteds Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial left Manchester City too much to do despite Nicols Otamendis late goal in a 2-1 derby victory at the Etihad Manchester Citys hopes of winning the Premier League title for a record-equalling third time in succession had felt slim at kick-off but does anybody truly think they can overhaul Liverpool after this? It was hard enough for the City support to see their team dismantled by their crosstown rivals, Manchester United, during what amounted to a first-half counter-attacking masterclass led by Marcus Rashford, who was close to unplayable. But a glance at the table at the end of it all shows that City now lag 14 points behind Liverpool. Pep Guardiola and his …

Dutch soccer set for widespread protests against racism

(CNN)Professional soccer players in Holland will stand still for the first minute of this weekend’s matches to protest against racism in the game. The protest comes after a second division game between FC Den Bosch and Excelsior was stopped due to alleged racist abuse earlier this month. The match was temporarily halted after Excelsior winger Ahmad Mendes Moreira was subjected to alleged racist chanting by the home fans, including songs about ‘Black Pete’ — a racist caricature which in recent years has drawn protests across the nation. READ: Bernardo Silva suspended and fined $64,000 over ‘racist’ tweet READ: Shakhtar Donetsk’s Taison banned for one game for reacting to racist abuse ‘Enough is enough’ The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) said it …

Manchester United to meet Facebook over Paul Pogba racist abuse

Manchester United will meet Facebook after Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford were subject to racist abuse on social media after missing penalties Manchester United are to meet representatives of Facebook following the online racial abuse of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford. The attacks on the players came via Twitter after penalty misses, Saturdays defeat by Crystal Palace. United were already due to meet Twitter and have now decided discussions with Facebook are required because of the trend of online racism aimed at players. The club recognise the problem is less pronounced on Facebook but are determined to be as proactive as possible. Ole Gunnar Solskjr said he was lost for words after the abuse of Rashford. Pogba himself has vowed …

Tottenham agree 55m fee with Real Betis for Giovani Lo Celso

Tottenham have reached an agreement with Real Betis to sign Giovani Lo Celso for 60m and also hope a deal for Fulhams Ryan Sessegnon can be completed before Thursdays deadline Tottenham have reached an agreement with Real Betis to sign Giovani Lo Celso for a club record-equalling 60m (55.3m) while Mauricio Pochettino is also hoping a deal for Fulhams Ryan Sessegnon can be completed before Thursdays transfer deadline. On a busy penultimate day of the transfer window Spurs finally struck a deal for the Argentina midfielder Lo Celso after failing with attempts to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona, although last month to explore prospective opportunities with other clubs but it is believed Pochettino would prefer to allow Sessegnon …

Premier League 201920 preview No 6: Chelsea

Frank Lampards arrival is a popular move with fans but he cannot make any new signings and Eden Hazard leaves an enormous gap Guardian writers predicted position: 4th (NB: this is not necessarily Jacob Steinbergs prediction but the average of our writers tips) Last seasons position: 3rd Odds to win the league (via Oddschecker): 33-1 As a player Frank Lampard became a European champion, scored the goals that ended Chelseas 50-year wait for a league title and went to training with the sole intention of bettering himself every day. A relentlessly hard worker, he has thrown himself into management with a zeal that set him apart during his playing career and has earned a reputation for playing attractive football and …

Megan Rapinoe refuses to back down over Donald Trump and White House

Megan Rapinoe has urged her USA teammates to think hard about associating themselves with Donald Trump, saying his administration doesnt fight for the same things we fight for Megan Rapinoe has urged her USA teammates to think hard about associating themselves with Donald Trump. The 33-year-old found herself embroiled in a row with Trump after footage shot earlier this year emerged showing her saying: Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Scotland crash out of Womens World Cup after dramatic Argentina comeback

Scotland drew 3-3 with Argentina and have crashed out of the Womens World Cup despite having a three-goal lead in the second half Scotland crashed out of the World Cup in dramatic style after throwing away a three-goal lead against Argentina. They looked to be cruising to victory until a five-minute capitulation saw Milagros Menndez score and goalkeeper Lee Alexander deflect the ball into her own net to put Shelley Kerrs side on the brink of disaster. In added time Florencia Bonsegundo pushed Scotland over the edge from the spot. Alexander thought she had saved Scotland with a fine stop but the penalty was ordered to be retaken after intervention by the VAR. Bonsegundo made sure with her second effort …

Women’s World Cup: Germany beats China 1-0 off wondrous strike

(CNN)Germany put away an upstart Chinese team 1-0 in a tense matchup Saturday at the Woman’s World Cup in Rennes, France. Germany was kept in the match by the steady hands of goalkeeper Almuth Schult, making her 60th cap, before 19-year-old Giulia Gwinn found the back of the net with a thunderous strike from outside the box in the 66th minute.