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Liverpool v Man City: Energy, belief and fantastic finishing – how Reds won it

Manchester City’s unbeaten run is over after their thrilling 4-3 defeat by Liverpool on Sunday but I certainly do not look at the Premier League leaders and think they are in trouble now. City will be annoyed that they gave away some sloppy goals at Anfield but Liverpool’s finishing had to be brilliant to punish them for that. What the Reds showed is what can happen when City are not quite at it, and face a high-energy team who press high and take risks. It meant that when Liverpool won…

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Liverpool 4-3 Man City: Guardiola says it’s ‘normal’ to lose a game after first defeat

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says it is “normal” that his team have finally lost a game after Liverpool ended City’s unbeaten start to the season in a thrilling game at Anfield. WATCH MORE: Klopp says he loved ‘historic’ game MATCH REPORT: Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City Watch all the highlights from Sunday’s fixtures on Match of the Day 2, on Sunday, 14 January at 22:30 GMT on BBC One and the BBC Sport website & app. Source link

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Liverpool v Man City: Who made your combined XI?

There were eight players from Manchester City in the most popular combined City-Liverpool XI selected by users before Sunday’s meeting between the two teams. More than 65,000 of you picked what you thought was the strongest side and there was an understandable weighting towards the runaway Premier League leaders, who are 15 points clear at the top of the table. In-form Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne was the most popular pick, included in 96% of selected teams. Mohamed Salah was the most-selected Liverpool player. Indeed, the Egypt winger – who…

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Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Everton – BBC Sport

Harry Kane has now scored 20 Premier League goals this season Harry Kane scored twice in a comfortable home victory over Everton to become Tottenham’s record Premier League goalscorer. Kane twice netted from close range – converting passes from Son Heung-min and Eric Dier – to take his Premier League tally to 98, one more than Teddy Sheringham scored for the club. The excellent Son opened the scoring at Wembley by finishing off Serge Aurier’s cross, and the South Korea international later hit a post as the hosts dominated. Christian…

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Gossip column: Sanchez, Malcom, Vardy, Hazard, Messi, Fred, Van Persie

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez in January, saying the 29-year-old would be a “good investment”. (Telegraph) Tottenham are ready to drop their interest in Bordeaux winger Malcom because the French club want £45m for the 20-year-old, although Arsenal are still interested in signing the Brazilian. (Mail) Tottenham are ready to start pay talks with striker Harry Kane, 24, and extend the deals of midfielder Christian Eriksen, 25, and forward Son Heung-min, 25. (Times – subscription required) Manchester United plan to start contract negotiations with…

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Rhian Brewster: Liverpool forward is taken to hospital after suffering injury

Brewster was top scorer with eight goals as England won the U17 World Cup in October Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster was taken to hospital after suffering an ankle injury during an Under-23 match at Manchester City on Friday. Brewster, 17, was carried off on a stretcher having landed awkwardly after challenging for a header in first-half stoppage time as the Reds lost 3-2. He won the golden boot in England’s Under-17 World Cup win in October but is yet to make his senior debut. “We fear the worst a little…

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Ann-Katrin Berger: Birmingham City Ladies keeper training after cancer operation

Ann-Katrin Berger was a substitute in the 2014-15 Women’s Champions League final with PSG Birmingham City Ladies goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger has returned to training after having an operation to treat thyroid cancer. The 27-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain player, who joined Birmingham in 2016, was diagnosed in November. In a statement on social media, the German said: “The operation went really well and I’m on the road to recovery. “I’m really happy to be back in between the sticks. Of course, it will still take some time until I can play…

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Theo Walcott: Everton in negotiations to sign Arsenal forward permanently

Walcott has scored 108 goals for Arsenal since joining in 2006 Everton manager Sam Allardyce says the club is negotiating with Arsenal to sign Theo Walcott on a permanent deal. Allardyce said the 28-year-old forward would be a “fantastic addition”, who would offer “goalscoring threat”. He added: “If it’s possible to be over the line I’d be delighted. It’s not imminent but negotiations are ongoing.” Walcott – a two-time FA Cup winner with Arsenal – has featured 395 times for the club but has played just 47 minutes in the…

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Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal target Bordeaux’s Malcom as they prepare to sell Chilean

Alexis Sanchez has scored eight goals in 21 appearances for Arsenal this season Forward Alexis Sanchez will leave Arsenal in January if a suitable offer arrives and a replacement is secured. It is understood the Gunners hierarchy have privately accepted for some weeks that Sanchez is likely to depart after three and a half years at the club. However, Arsenal are reluctant to sell without replacing the Chilean and their first choice is Bordeaux’s 20-year-old Brazilian forward Malcom. Manchester City is 29-year-old Sanchez’s most probable destination. Conversations have been held…

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