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Guardian - Tue Jan 16 7:19 PM
Live updates from all the FA Cup third-round replays Follow all Tuesday’s latest scores here Feel free to email Simon | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.19pm GMT The star strikers are on the bench at the King Power: Jamie Vardy and Devante Cole; on BT Sport Uwe Rosler is playing down the importance of his...
Guardian - Sat Jan 13 5:19 PM
Chelsea heaved in search of a winner deep into stoppage time here, the locals howling in exasperation as Kasper Schmeichel turned Marcos Alonso’s stoppage time free-kick round the post, but plucking a victory from this mess of a display would have been an injustice. Too much of this was inadequat...
Guardian - Fri Jan 12 4:56 PM
It looks like N’Golo Kanté will not be getting a third successive Premier League winner’s medal this May, but the Frenchman remains vital to the reigning champions Chelsea and very much missed by their predecessors, Leicester. Claude Puel has revitalised the Foxes and in particular Jamie Vardy, w...
Guardian - Fri Jan 12 8:32 AM
Today’s fluff is dancing barefoot in the grass Manchester United ’s interest in Alexis Sánchez may be the lead story in most newspaper sports sections – even if, as the Express puts it, “the general belief, both at Old Trafford and the Emirates, remains that City are strong favourites to sign him...
Guardian - Tue Jan 9 11:11 AM
• Spurs allow French winger to move to Turf Moor until end of season • Nigeria coach expects Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa to leave Leicester Tottenham have agreed a deal with Burnley to take Georges-Kévin Nkoudou on loan until the end of the season. The France Under-21 international is set to...
Guardian - Sat Jan 6 5:51 PM
• Leicester 19-15 London Irish • Toomua and May also score to help Tigers seal much-needed victory The ugly run of defeats is over. Leicester will be as relieved by that as they are by four points in the mid-table scrap. But don’t go thinking their problems are solved. They laboured – how they la...
Guardian - Sat Jan 6 2:52 PM
The Jamie Vardy derby may yet feature Jamie Vardy. If many a gaze was directed at the executive boxes, a man who propelled Fleetwood Town and Leicester City to heights neither had previously charted may be seen on the pitch when they replay next week. Fleetwood had a different sort of reunion wit...
Guardian - Sat Dec 30 7:37 PM
Manchester United again managed only a point when three is the requirement. This latest draw followed those with Leicester City and Burnley and means José Mourinho’s side slips to third in the table behind a resurgent Chelsea. United are becalmed and the downbeat mood is furthered by concern over...
Guardian - Fri Dec 29 5:44 PM
The world’s most expensive defender, Virgil van Dijk, is expected to observe proceedings from the directors’ box at Anfield before officially completing his £75m transfer from Southampton on Monday. While all eyes strain for a sight of Liverpool’s statement of intent, however, Jürgen Klopp’s focu...
Guardian - Tue Dec 26 5:09 PM
This is becoming a dire festive period for José Mourinho. The 2-2 draw with Burnley followed Saturday’s identical result at Leicester City so Manchester United will trail Manchester City by 15 points should Pep Guardiola’s men beat Newcastle United on Wednesday evening. Continue reading
Guardian - Sat Dec 23 11:24 PM
• Manchester United manager calls last-gasp 2-2 draw ‘as bad as a defeat’ • ‘Some players make childish decision until the end of their career’ José Mourinho blamed “childish decisions” for his side’s inability to hold on to a 2-1 lead as Manchester United slipped 13 points behind Manchester City...
Guardian - Sat Dec 23 10:00 PM
Director of rugby wants seven-match losing streak ended in Premiership fixture against another top club suffering a slump in form Saracens were awarded the freedom of the borough of Barnet last week but there will be no civic reception for them in Leicester on Christmas Eve when they meet a team...
Guardian - Sat Dec 23 9:54 PM
It was all looking so promising for José Mourinho. Having seen his Manchester United side come back from conceding the opening goal to lead 2-1 through two strikes from Juan Mata, a last-minute lapse of concentration in defence allowed Harry Maguire to snatch a point for Leicester with the final...
Guardian - Sat Dec 23 6:47 PM
Minute-by-minute Premier League updates, kick-off 7.45pm (GMT) FA to take no action over Manchester derby tunnel clash at Old Trafford And feel free to email Michael or tweet @michaelbutler18 10.41am GMT Claaaaaaaude Puel Claaaaaaaude Puel Mahrez, Gray, Vardy, Ndidi, Chilwell Continue reading
Guardian - Fri Dec 22 4:21 PM
Two sides eliminated from the League Cup meet with most of United’s players well rested after missing the defeat at Bristol City and a road trip back which arrived at 5am. Leicester had to go to extra time against Manchester City and Claude Puel feels they were unlucky to lose on penalties though...
Guardian - Tue Dec 19 6:57 PM
Updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-off at King Power Stadium The world’s top 100 footballers 2017 – our countdown begins Email Paul or tweet @Paul_Doyle with your thoughts 6.57pm GMT So then, we’ve got two improvised teams and apparently City have decided to not even fill their bench, plumping for...
Guardian - Sat Dec 16 2:32 PM
Christian Benteke blasted his way back into Roy Hodgson’s good books by scoring his first goal for seven months and creating another for Wilfried Zaha before Bakary Sako gave a suitably emphatic look to Crystal Palace’s first away win of the season. Palace had not even mustered a goal on their tr...
Guardian - Sat Dec 16 9:00 AM
The Leicester fly-half says clubs must not panic during rough patches as Leicester prepare for Sunday’s crucial Champions Cup rematch with Munster The east Midlands has again felt an icy December blast from Europe. A year after the end of Richard Cockerill’s long reign as the Leicester director o...
Guardian - Thu Dec 14 4:27 PM
• Saints were hammered 4-1 by Leicester on Wednesday • ‘We have to start to choose the players that want to help the club’ Mauricio Pellegrino has warned his Southampton players he is ready to ditch anyone that is not fully committed to the club. Pellegrino was forced to apologise to Saints fans...
Guardian - Wed Dec 13 9:44 PM
This time Southampton fans must have been grateful for Claude Puel’s restraint. The Frenchman would have been entitled to cackle heartily when the final whistle confirmed this win but he stuck to good manners. His team had already made his point in highly satisfying fashion, putting on a mastercl...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 7:44 PM
There were moments when Newcastle United showed commendable resilience and resolve, tenacity and togetherness, but they lost again and have now taken only one point from seven games. As Claude Puel’s “velvet” Leicester revolution continued with a third straight win, Rafael Benítez had every right...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 4:34 PM
Premier League updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-off Live scores: follow all Saturday’s goals as they go in And feel free to email Rob with your thoughts 4.34pm GMT Pre-match reading Related: Newcastle’s Rafael Benítez issues Mike Ashley with transfer window warning 4.33pm GMT Newcastle (3-4-2-1)...
Guardian - Fri Dec 8 5:21 PM
Newcastle United hope to celebrate the 125th anniversary of their formation by arresting a dismal run which has seen them collect one point from six games. If the return of Christian Atsu - a winger possessing the pace collectively lacking in the side - and captain Jamaal Lascelles is welcome, Ra...
Guardian - Mon Dec 4 8:41 PM
• Merseyside rivals meet at Anfield, Brighton to host Crystal Palace • Nottingham Forest host Arsenal, Hereford could face Leicester Liverpool and Everton will face each other in the FA Cup next month after the third-round draw was given a derby flavour. The all-Merseyside fixture will see the ne...
Guardian - Mon Dec 4 12:27 PM
• Clattenburg refereed Tottenham’s fiery draw at Chelsea that ended title hopes • He says he avoided red cards so he could not be accused of deciding title Mark Clattenburg has said he “allowed Tottenham to self-destruct” with the way he refereed the club’s draw at Chelsea which handed Leicester...
Guardian - Sat Dec 2 7:31 PM
• Wasps 32-25 Leicester • Fine play by No8 who recently became first Muslim to play for Springboks A murky, wintry evening in Coventry but this was a performance to give Wasps supporters a warm feeling as they left the stadium on Saturday night after an epic contest. Kearnan Myall, the Wasps lock...
Guardian - Sat Dec 2 5:11 PM
Talk of Burnley qualifying for Europe was dealt a sobering blow with defeat at improving Leicester, thanks to an early goal from Demarai Gray. It has mainly been those outside of Turf Moor who have contemplated the possibility of a first European campaign for the club since 1960-61 but some fans...
Guardian - Thu Nov 30 9:07 AM
Today’s fluff clicks while there’s nobody there The likelihood of Hatem Ben Arfa bringing his rare combination of sensational skills and remarkable substitutes’-bench-based-looks-of-smouldering-discontent back to the Premier League increases with every passing day, with the Frenchman not so much...
Guardian - Tue Nov 28 11:26 PM
• Spurs manager blasts players after third away league defeat in a row • Londoners 13 points behind Manchester City who have game in hand Mauricio Pochettino accused his Tottenham Hotspur players of lacking fight after their fading title hopes all but disappeared with a chastening 2-1 defeat at L...
Guardian - Tue Nov 28 9:59 PM
There are still six months of the season to go but Tottenham Hotspur’s title challenge already looks to be over. It is hard to reach any other conclusion after Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered a third successive away defeat in the league for the first time since the days when Tim Sherwood was...