As Borna Barisic fired straight at Kilmarnock goalkeeper Laurentiu Branescu, Connor Goldson's goal-bound header deflected off team-mate Defoe and Glen Kamara's snap shot clipped the crossbar, Rangers' frustration deepened as the wall of nine yellow jerseys behind striker Millar stood firm by half-time.
At United, they started the week after Mkhitaryan's early derby exit. After another loss - at Watford - Mourinho identified Luke Shaw as a culprit, accusing the England defender of being 25 metres away from his opponent, rather than five, and therefore in no position to stop a cross that led to a crucial Watford goal. Shaw started one Premier League game in the following five months. Mourinho has already admitted to using verbal motivation on Alli, asking him whether he had been playing for Tottenham over the past few months, or his brother.
Of course, he doesn’t really fit in with Lampard’s intense pressing style but given that a lot of teams appear to have worked out how to negate that system. Giroud, one of the best Plan B options around. Chelsea are struggling to get a lot of their attacking players outside of the striker involved at the moment - hardly surprising when none of them are at the level of Eden Hazard, who could create magic all by himself.
Brentford won 3, drew 1 and lost 1 in the last 5 rounds. They have 47 points after 28 rounds ranked 5th in the rankings. The top competition is very intense. With the decline of the two leading teams, West Bromwich, Leeds opened the opportunity to chase for the team behind. At this time of the season things are still very difficult to predict. Brentford understands that and they need to maintain the score to get a place in the top of the rankings.
The Dutch side's fans were found guilty of causing damage and throwing projectiles and the club have been fined €5,000. Flick not intimidated by Red Star fans Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has insisted that his side are not going to be intimidated by Red Star Belgrade's passionate fans. We know the atmosphere in this stadium is special and we are all looking forward to the challenge of beating Red Star tomorrow,\" he said.
Seven of their last 15 matches have yielded over 2. Everton have one win in five home matches and in the Premier League, they have two wins in the last seven matches, and three losses. Everton have won three of their last seven meetings with Burnley, and none of the last 12 meetings between the two sides has ended in a draw.
Haaland Sr once accused Keane of diving. Keane had actually torn his cruciate ligament. This was Keane's retribution **PARENTAL ADVISORY HERE**: COMING UP More tennis than you can shake a racket at as the Australian Open gets in full swing. Lovely stuff. Watch all courts and all matches of the Australian Open live on Eurosport and Eurosport Player Nick Miller *should* be here tomorrow if he can drag himself away from his Eurosport Player subscription (a measly £4.
Defenders Joel Matip and Nathaniel Clyne have also been nursing injuries, but City have a busy treatment room too. Germany winger Leroy Sane and French defender Aymeric Laporte are expected to be out until around January and February, while Sergio Aguero is another big miss with a thigh injury. In addition, defender Oleksandr Zinchenko has not played for his club since 6 October because of knee damage.
Sevilla are unbeaten in their last six home league games. Sevilla have only lost one of their last 12 home league fixtures. Barcelona have lost five away league games this season and drawn three. Third placed Sevilla host the league leaders Barcelona but even a win is unlikely to put them in the title race.
The Burundi league has only 4 matches left to close the season and the teams are trying hard to complete their goals, including host Olympic Star. After 26 games, Olympic Star players are ranked 13th in the rankings with 30 points, standing close to the group holding the red light with a distance of 3 points more.
NO! It's been ruled out! Benzema played a cross into the box, Ramos flicked it on and Jovic finished into the net, but the Serbian striker was clearly offside when the flick on was made. GOAL! Valencia 1-1 Real Madrid: INCREDIBLE! It's a late, late equaliser for Real Madrid! What drama at the end of this match! Courtois was up for the corner kick, he won the header and forced Domenech into the save and then Benzema was on hand to slam a finish high into the net! KEY STATS Thibaut Courtois is only the second goalkeeper to produce a shot on target in La Liga this season after Leganes’ Juan Soriano against Levante.
LACK OF UNITY Campbell said that English football, unlike its German counterpart, had long suffered from a lack of unity between leagues and the national federation. He said, however, that in the current emergency, the Premier League, Football League (EFL), Football Association (FA) and the players' union (PFA) had to work together.
The festive period in English football is notoriously brutal and as one of the most decorated players in his country’s history Lampard is no stranger to its relentlessness. Frank LampardGetty Images But right now he must feel as if he’s taking one gut punch after another. In the last 31 days Chelsea have played eight matches.
FULL STORY 15:32 - Man City announce death of Guardiola's mother Manchester City have just announced the death of manager Pep Guardiola's mother. The 82-year-old was diagnosed with coronavirus recently. FULL STORY 15. The 2020 Open Championship cancelled The Royal & Ancient golf club has announced the 2020 Open Championship due to be played at Royal St George's on July 16-19 will not take place nor be rescheduled this year.
Ajax, on the other hand, have had a great campaign so far, at least in front of goal. They've had 3-0 wins over both Lille and Valencia and their 4-4 draw with Chelsea in the last matchweek showcased both their attacking prowess and defensive frailties. The goals they have scored have put them top of the group but their qualification is by no means assured with both Chelsea and Valencia sitting on 7 points with the Dutch champions.
Man of the match - Fabinho (Liverpool) Fabinho broke up the play throughout, maintained control of the midfield and he was rewarded for his efforts with a stunning goal and an assist'It is a surreal experience' - analysisBBC football correspondent John Murray at AnfieldLiverpool were in the mood and that's what Jurgen Klopp wanted to see. A match behind closed doors at Anfield is just a surreal experience.
A game between two teams that want the promotion badly. The hosts have a clear better team. They came from Superliga this season and are on the way of making it back pretty fast. Istanbulspor is a good team that needs to grow a little bit but I believe will make it, but not this year. Nevertheless they play very well and I believe they will be able to hold a draw in this game. They make things really difficult and in last 5 away games they just lost two, one against Fenerbahce and the other versus Hatayspor the best team in the division.
The Saudi government claims the broadcaster has \"abused its dominant position through several monopolistic practices\". Premier League lawyers have been assessing the proposed Newcastle takeover deal for three months. The league's owners and directors' test looks into the background of prospective club owners. The UK government has been urged to block the takeover - which is 80% financed by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund - until it investigates alleged TV piracy in the country.
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German supporters view pyrotechnics as part of their fan culture, which is widely regarded as one of the most vibrant in Europe. German state-owned broadcaster Deutsche Welle has said Bundesliga clubs last season paid a combined total of over one million euros in fines for their fans' use of flares, smoke bombs and fireworks.