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Result: Sheffield Wednesday battle past Sunderland in EFL Cup

Sheffield Wednesday set up an EFL Cup second round clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers courtesy of a 2-0 win over League One Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 21:38 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 21:50 UK Sheffield Wednesday have booked their place in the second round of the EFL Cup courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this evening. The League One hosts held their own for long spells of the contest, but goals from Marco Matias and Adam Reach ensured that Wednesday progress into the next round, where they will host Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers. © Reuters The Owls got off to a slow start in front of a sparse home crowd in the North-East, and that seemed to enc...

Result: Rangers ease into Europa League playoffs

Rangers book their place in the Europa League playoffs courtesy of a goalless draw with Maribor in Slovenia, sealing a 3-1 aggregate victory. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 21:06 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 21:16 UK Rangers have booked their place in the Europa League playoffs courtesy of a goalless draw with Slovenian side Maribor at the Ljudski Vrt this evening. The Scottish outfit took a 3-1 lead into the second leg of the third qualifying round, and neither side could add to that as Steven Gerrard‘s unbeaten start to life as Rangers boss stretched to eight matches. The hosts did have the chance to force a nervy finale to the match when they were awarded a penalty in the final minute of normal time, but Allan McGregor save...

Claude Puel shrugs off speculation over future

Leicester City manager Claude Puel insists that he is paying no attention to growing speculation over his future at the King Power Stadium. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 20:38 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 20:38 UK Leicester City manager Claude Puel has shrugged off speculation over his future amid reports that he could have just two games to save his job. The Foxes limped over the line at the end of last season with five defeats in their final seven games, and they began the 2018-19 campaign with a 2-1 defeat away to Manchester United last Friday. Puel is now the favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave their post, with reports suggesting that upcoming matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers and former club Southamp...

Romelu Lukaku reveals international retirement plans

Manchester United and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku reveals that he plans to retire from international football following the 2020 European Championship. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 20:25 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 20:25 UK Manchester United and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he plans to retire from international football after the 2020 European Championship. Lukaku is already his country’s leading all-time scorer with 40 international goals at the age of just 25, surpassing a record which had stood for 78 years earlier this summer. However, the striker has now outlined his plans to step aside and allow younger players to come through on the international stage following the next major tournament in two y...

Diego Costa hails Atletico Madrid “cojones”

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa talks up the importance of his side’s UEFA Super Cup victory over Real Madrid and insists that they can beat anyone in the world. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 20:14 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 20:14 UK Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has insisted that his side are capable of beating any team following their UEFA Super Cup triumph over Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Costa netted twice – the first of which came after just 49 seconds – to drag the game into extra time, when Saul Niguez and Koke both scored to wrap up a 4-2 victory over the Champions League holders. The triumph was Atletico’s first European final win over their city rivals – having lost two Champi...

Marlon Santos leaves Barcelona for Sassuolo

Barcelona confirm that defender Marlon Santos has joined Serie A side Sassuolo for around £5.4m. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 19:23 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 19:52 UK Barcelona have confirmed that defender Marlon Santos has joined Serie A side Sassuolo for around £5.4m. The 22-year-old joined Barcelona from Fluminense on an initial loan deal in 2016, with that move being made permanent after he impressed for the club’s B team. However, Marlon spent last season on loan to Nice and saw that two-year deal cut short this summer, returning to the Camp Nou one year earlier than planned. Barcelona have now shipped the Brazil Under-20 international out to Sassuolo for €6m (£5.4m), although the deal includes a buy-back clause for ...

Everton to host Rotherham United in EFl Cup second round

© Reuters Everton will host Rotherham United in the second round of the EFL Cup, while Leicester City will take on Fleetwood Town as Jamie Vardy faces his former club. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 19:28 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 19:36 UK Everton will host Championship side Rotherham United in the second round of the 2018-19 EFL Cup. The Toffees have never won the competition before, but will begin their quest to change that statistic under Marco Silva when Rotherham visit Goodison Park later this month. Elsewhere in the northern section of the draw, Leicester City were drawn at home to Fleetwood Town, giving striker Jamie Vardy the chance to face one of his former clubs. The only all-Premier League affair in either section was ...

Ruben Loftus-Cheek determined to fight for starting place at Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek expresses his intention to fight for a place in the first team under new boss Maurizio Sarri, despite speculation of a move away. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 19:08 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 19:08 UK Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has insisted that he will fight for his place in the first team under new manager Maurizio Sarri. The 22-year-old has been linked with a loan move away from Stamford Bridge before the end of the month, with a number of European clubs including Schalke 04 understood to be interested in his services. Loftus-Cheek spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace, where his form earned him a place in England’s World Cup squad, and he has now set his sights on ...

John Terry considering switch to Sporting Lisbon?

Chelsea legend John Terry is reportedly considering a switch to Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 18:34 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 18:35 UK Chelsea legend John Terry has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Sporting Lisbon. Terry has been without a club since being released by Aston Villa earlier in the summer, but it has been suggested that the 37-year-old intends to continue with his playing career. According to A Bola, preliminary talks have been held regarding a switch to Sporting, although any move may have to wait until September. The report claims that Terry has held discussions with Madeira Rodrigues, who is currently in the running to become the new president of the Portuguese club. Tha...

Roma make big-money bid for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey?

Roma reportedly decide to make an offer of €40m (£35.77m) for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 18:12 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 18:12 UK Roma have reportedly decided to make a late approach to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey. The 21-year-old has frequently been linked with a move to the Premier League, but but none of England’s biggest clubs were able to push through a deal before the start of the new season. However, the rest of Europe are still able to do business and according to Mediaset Premium, Roma have made a bid to sign the Jamaica international before the end of play on Friday. The report claims that the Italian giants have indicated that they are willing to part with €40m (£35.77m)...

Manuel Pellegrini: ‘I want Reece Oxford to stay at West Ham United’

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini suggests that he wants to keep Reece Oxford in his first-team squad. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 17:54 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 17:54 UK West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has suggested that he does not many any more players to leave the club on loan. The Hammers have made nine first-team signings during the summer transfer window, and it was anticipated that the club would allow a number of players make an exit on a temporary basis. However, Pellegrini has suggested that the likes of Reece Oxford will remain at the London Stadium, despite talk of a return to the Bundesliga. At a press conference, Pellegrini told reporters: “When we built up the squad we knew that some players had t...

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: ‘No decision made on Nahki Wells future’

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says that no decision has been made regarding where Nahki Wells will spend the first half of the season. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 17:27 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 17:27 UK Burnley boss Sean Dyche has suggested that he is yet to make a final decision regarding the future of Nahki Wells. Dyche currently has three forwards at his disposal, with Matej Vydra having joined Chris Wood and Sam Vokes as the club’s options in attack. Derby County and Queens Park Rangers have both been linked with a loan bid, but Dyche has attempted to play down speculation regarding the player’s future. Dyche is quoted by the Lancashire Telegraph: “Nahki is fighting for his chance to play and there’s been a bit of ...

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