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Man City banned from signing youth players and fined £300,000

Man City banned from signing youth players and fined £300,000

Manchester City won the under-18 Premier League in 2015-16 Manchester City have been banned from signing academy players for two years and fined £300,000 after breaching Premier League transfer rules. Part of the ban – from 30 June 2018 – will only come into effect if the club reoffends in the next three years. City […]

Moyes to stay, but Defoe could leave Sunderland

Media playback is not supported on this device I will be at Sunderland next season – Moyes David Moyes says he will remain as Sunderland manager next season despite the club’s relegation to the Championship. The Black Cats have endured a poor season, winning just five times in the top flight, falling into the second […]

Messi’s Argentina ban lifted by Fifa after appeal

Messi’s Argentina ban lifted by Fifa after appeal

Messi was angered late in the game after being penalised for a foul Lionel Messi is free to represent Argentina in their World Cup qualifiers after his four-match international ban was overturned on appeal. The 29-year-old Barcelona forward was suspended for directing “insulting words” at an assistant referee during a 1-0 win over Chile in […]

Claudio Bravo: Manchester City goalkeeper’s season ends early through injury

Claudio Bravo: Manchester City goalkeeper’s season ends early through injury

Bravo was keeping only his sixth clean sheet in 22 Premier League games when he was was injured catching a corner and clearing the ball Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo will miss the last four games of the Premier League season through injury. The 34-year-old was hurt during last week’s Manchester derby at Etihad Stadium, […]

Mourinho vows to rest Man Utd players at Arsenal

Media playback is not supported on this device I will rest players in Premier League – Mourinho Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will rest players for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Arsenal. United’s 1-0 Europa League semi-final first-leg win at Celta Vigo on Thursday was their 10th game since 1 April. With Mourinho’s […]

FA considering position with betting and alcohol sponsors

FA considering position with betting and alcohol sponsors

The FA has a number of commercial agreements with alcoholic and gambling firms The Football Association is “considering” its relationship with gambling firms and alcohol companies, says the governing body’s chairman. Greg Clarke has ordered a report into whether it is appropriate to have official partnerships with gambling and betting. “The sport has a duty […]

Man Utd: Why practice could make perfect for Marcus Rashford – Pat Nevin

Man Utd: Why practice could make perfect for Marcus Rashford – Pat Nevin

Rashford’s goal against Celta Vigo was his 11th of the season in all competitions Marcus Rashford’s stunning free-kick means Manchester United have the advantage after the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo. United’s 1-0 victory in Spain means they are heavy favourites to clinch a place in the final in next […]

Luke Williams: Swindon Town boss leaves after relegation

Luke Williams: Swindon Town boss leaves after relegation

Luke Williams was appointed as Martin Ling’s successor at Swindon Town Swindon Town head coach Luke Williams has left the club following relegation to League Two, reports BBC Wiltshire. Williams had been in full-time charge since March 2016, earning a five-year contract after impressing as caretaker. The 37-year-old was joined by former Tottenham manager Tim […]

Leicester don’t need to sell Schmeichel – Shakespeare

Leicester don’t need to sell Schmeichel – Shakespeare

Kasper Schmeichel joined Leicester in 2011 Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare says the club “don’t need to sell” goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel has been linked with a move, with the Foxes having struggled in their Premier League title defence and not in next season’s Champions League. But Shakespeare says there have been “no offers” and insists […]

Rashford free-kick gives Man Utd first-leg lead

Rashford free-kick gives Man Utd first-leg lead

Marcus Rashford also scored the winner in United’s quarter-final against Anderlecht Marcus Rashford’s superb free-kick gave Manchester United control of their Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo. The 19-year-old striker’s curling effort not only gave United the lead, but also a precious away goal going into next Thursday’s second leg at Old Trafford. With United […]