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Guardian - Sat Aug 18 5:17 PM
This felt like an unwelcome reminder for Wolverhampton Wanderers as to just how unforgiving the Premier League can be. Nuno Espírito Santo and the club’s board have high expectations for this season and on another day they could have come away from Leicester with their first top-flight victory. I...
Guardian - Fri Aug 17 3:51 PM
Rúben Neves will have had fantasy football nerds in virtual ecstasy after the Wolves midfielder’s goal and assist against Everton proved their scouting ability. Leicester need to take an even closer look at Neves in order to atone for their disappointing display at Old Trafford. Jamie Vardy’s ret...
Guardian - Thu Aug 16 11:19 PM
• Brighton host Southampton in the only all-Premier League tie • Nottingham Forest v Newcastle, AFC Wimbledon v West Ham Joey Barton will take Fleetwood to Leicester City in a mouthwatering Carabao Cup second-round tie for his League One side. The former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder w...
Guardian - Sat Aug 11 1:57 PM
José Mourinho’s usual low-spirited and glum demeanour was less apparent after his side started off their campaign with a 2-1 win over Leicester City . Mourinho praised the performance of Luke Shaw, a player he has not been particularly fond of in the past Continue reading
Guardian - Fri Aug 10 10:07 PM
Given how fearful the Manchester United manager was of this season opener, maybe he can afford to start smiling In the way only football can, this contest started in breath-taking Boys’ Own fashion. Paul Pogba has had his issues with José Mourinho yet just 75 seconds into a season advertised as a...
Guardian - Fri Aug 10 10:02 PM
Was that, very briefly, a smile on José Mourinho’s face? Blink, and you might have missed it, but at least Manchester United have begun the new season with a victory and after all the sullenness of pre-season, the complaints about the club’s transfer business and the overwhelming suspicion that s...
Guardian - Fri Aug 10 7:31 PM
Updates from the opening Premier League match of the season You can email Nick here or tweet him here Woodward vetoes Mourinho’s transfer wishlist Ten things to look out for this weekend 7.31pm BST “The last time I felt this underwhelmed on the eve of a season was 1982, and that was because I was...
Guardian - Fri Aug 10 8:30 AM
Manchester United and Leicester under pressure to start well, Emery’s formidable opening task, heightened ambitions for Brighton and Wolves Related: Summer transfer window verdict: how every Premier League club fared Related: Transfer window 2018 – every summer deal from Europe's top five leagues...
Guardian - Thu Aug 9 5:03 PM
Claude Puel’s attempted joke regarding Harry Maguire’s future at Old Trafford being limited to a few hours will probably not have tickled José Mourinho. Maguire remains a Leicester player despite United’s considerable interest. Mourinho, petty as he may often be, should remain focused enough and...
Guardian - Tue Jul 31 8:35 AM
United have been linked with a move for the centre-back ‘He can continue to perform with Leicester and improve’ Leicester City manager Claude Puel is “confident” that Harry Maguire will not leave the club this summer, despite strong interest from Manchester United in the England defender. Maguire...
Guardian - Tue Jul 10 9:00 PM
• Long-term target finally secures move to Etihad • Pep Guardiola now setting sights on Napoli’s Jorginho Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, the 27-year-old costing a club record £60m that could rise to £75m with add-ons. Mahrez becomes Pep Guardiola’s...
Guardian - Mon Jul 9 10:45 PM
• Pep Guardiola makes breakthrough in talks with Leicester City • Champions return for winger after being priced out in January Manchester City are optimistic Riyad Mahrez will be unveiled as their £60m record signing by Friday, after they made a breakthrough with Leicester City. The proposed tra...
Guardian - Sun Jul 8 10:30 PM
• Captain says squad want to write their own World Cup history • Jordan Henderson and Jamie Vardy fit to face Croatia Harry Kane insists England’s ambitions will not be satisfied by a first appearance in a World Cup semi-final for 28 years and that “finishing the job” is the target in Russia. Cro...
Guardian - Thu Jul 5 10:30 PM
• Manager fears players may try to mislead him over fitness • Jamie Vardy looks likely to miss quarter-final with Sweden Gareth Southgate has said he will have to adopt “a racehorse trainer’s eye” before England’s World Cup quarter-final against Sweden to make sure none of his players mislead him...
Guardian - Wed Jul 4 10:30 PM
• Captain experienced calf discomfort after Colombia win • Vardy has sugar injection in groin and did not take penalty Gareth Southgate’s fears over the fitness of Harry Kane have been allayed in the aftermath of his team’s bruising knockout success over Colombia and the England captain is set to...
Guardian - Thu Jun 28 10:08 PM
England’s back-up options are not as deep as was hoped, if Jamie Vardy is going to play then play to his strengths and Adnan Januzaj may have still got it after all Related: England beaten by Belgium in World Cup and face Colombia in last 16 Continue reading
Guardian - Sat Jun 23 9:55 PM
• Australian hails impact of Leicester wing Jonny May on tour • Springboks coach admits third Test selection was experimental Eddie Jones says he would love to arrange another Test against South Africa this Saturday, following England’s stress-relieving 25-10 victory against the Springboks . The...
Guardian - Sat Jun 23 6:10 PM
• South Africa 10-25 England • Leicester wing seals overdue win as Farrell kicks 20 points Jonny May collected an inch-perfect Danny Cipriani kick to score the game’s decisive try with 10 minutes remaining as England secured a much-needed win for Eddie Jones in the third Test against South Africa...
Guardian - Sat Jun 23 3:33 PM
England striker Jamie Vardy has discussed how his team-mates relax. Vardy credits the squad watching reality TV and playing video games together for helping them to beat Tunisia but admits Love Island is not for him England have gone from inflated egos to inflatable unicorns Continue reading
Guardian - Fri Jun 22 10:30 PM
Centre-half nicknamed Slabhead at Leicester has grown in confidence thanks to the faith Gareth Southgate has shown It was getting towards the end of the questions when a hand went up at the back and it became clear one of Harry Maguire’s teammates had snuck into the press conference room to ask,...
Guardian - Tue Jun 19 8:30 AM
Sir James Corden, aged 92, presents the Late Late Show and asks Jamie Vardy and Kieran Trippier the vital questions about England’s World Cup triumph in Russia The World Cup is well under way. Podcasting daily is taking its toll. Being knocked off the top of the podcast charts by Love Island: The...
Guardian - Sun Jun 17 1:04 PM
• Norwich midfielder also wanted by Everton attracts £20m bids • West Ham frustrated over Felipe Anderson price hike by Lazio Leicester and Southampton are battling to sign James Maddison after lodging opening bids for the Norwich midfielder. The expectation at the start of last week was that Eve...
Guardian - Fri Jun 15 3:10 PM
• Premier League duo willing to pay £20m for winger • Palace interested in Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham Newcastle United are facing competition from Leicester City in their attempts to re-sign Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace this summer. The former England winger, who enjoyed one of his most produ...
Guardian - Thu Jun 14 9:07 AM
• Champions travel to Emirates for Unai Emery’s Arsenal debut • Manchester United host Leicester; Spurs away at Newcastle Manchester City will start their Premier League title defence at Arsenal. The 2018-19 fixtures, announced on Thursday morning, handed Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking team an E...
Guardian - Mon Jun 11 4:03 PM
• England Under-21 international wanted by Marco Silva • West Ham and Leicester also expected to firm up interest Everton have emerged as the frontrunners in the race to sign James Maddison and are expected to make the opening offer for the Norwich City midfielder. It is understood that Everton s...
Guardian - Fri Jun 8 10:00 AM
Gareth Southgate will be delighted at the performances of his younger players, with Marcus Rashford, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trent Alexander-Arnold all catching the eye Gareth Southgate had admitted on the eve of the Costa Rica game that he expects to have to choose between his most experienced de...
Guardian - Wed May 23 9:16 AM
Considerable add-ons will supplement basic fee of £60m Guardiola turned to Mahrez after Sanchez joined United Manchester City will have to pay a basic fee of £60m for Riyad Mahrez, with Leicester City also to demand considerable add-ons which could push the final price closer to £75m for the 27-y...
Guardian - Mon May 21 2:07 PM
• Mahrez almost joined Manchester City in January • Guardiola also keen to sign Napoli midfielder Jorginho Pep Guardiola has revived his interest in Riyad Mahrez, with Manchester City’s manager having continued to monitor the Leicester forward following the breakdown of a prospective deal in Janu...
Guardian - Mon May 21 8:04 AM
Today’s fluff is genuinely frightening Defenders in La Liga might want to consider plying their trade elsewhere if Diego Simeone is successful in constructing the most terrifying frontline since the Orcs lined up to do battle in the second Lord of the Rings film. It says here that Atlético Madrid...
Guardian - Sun May 13 5:23 PM
The Tottenham Hotspur support chanted that they were going home and there is certainly excitement among their number at the prospect of returning to the rebuilt White Hart Lane next season. Yet what a send-off they gave to Wembley. The merits of the club’s temporary accommodation at the national...