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FA to investigate after Bielsa admits responsibility for spying incident

Leeds manager was behind Derby training ground snooping.

Potter takes full responsibility for ‘uncomfortable’ first half in Swansea

Graham Potter apologised to his Swansea team and the club’s supporters after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Wigan in their Sky Bet Championship clash at the Liberty Stadium. Potter’s side started the game with an unusual 3-4-2-1 formation, but it backfired in spectacular fashion, with the hosts all at sea in both defence and attack. Wigan striker Joe Garner scored twice before the break and Potter changed his system for the second half after his team were booed off. An own goal from Wigan captain Dan Burn and Mike Van Der Hoorn’s strike would ensure the game ended all square. “I take full responsibility for the first half, we weren’t able to be ourselves and it was an uncomfortable 45 minutes,” Potter said. “I had an idea of how we wanted to play, but it didn’t work. I am disappointed wit...

Result: Aston Villa boss Dean Smith keen for players to take more responsibility

After winning his first match in charge, Smith has lost his next two. Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith believes the players have embraced his plea for them to take more responsibility. Smith was pleased by the reaction in their debrief following defeat at QPR last week and welcomed the issues members of the squad raised. “We did a debrief on Monday and spoke about some things we can do better but we also spoke about the positives,” he told a press conference ahead of Friday’s visit of Bolton. “The players are really receptive, get involved in discussion. I’ve said before I want them to take responsibility and become responsible and some of the points they brought forward were really good and will help us as a group moving forward. “On the training ground it has been very good. They are a ...

Thomas Bjorn: Rory McIlroy can handle responsibility

Europe captain Thomas Bjorn is convinced Rory McIlroy will thrive on the responsibility of going out first in Sunday’s decisive singles at the Ryder Cup. Former world number one McIlroy has had a mixed event so far but Bjorn has no doubt the Northern Irishman can set the right tempo for the trophy-chasing European side. The home side take a 10-6 lead into Sunday’s 12 matches and need to claim four and a half points to triumph at Le Golf National in Paris. McIlroy will face Justin Thomas in the opening match, Thomas and Jordan Spieth having beaten McIlroy and Ian Poulter 4&3 in the Saturday foursomes. Up first, @McIlroyRory.#TeamEurope pic.twitter.com/h3OzCmQFX0 — Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) September 29, 2018 “There’s a lot of reasons to send Rory out first,” Bjorn said. “He’s a...

Karim Benzema: “I have more responsibility”

Karim Benzema reveals that he has “more responsibility” for Real Madrid this season following the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo. By Matt Law, European Football EditorFiled: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 13:33 UK Karim Benzema has revealed that he has “more responsibility” for Real Madrid this season. Benzema has scored 197 goals for Los Blancos since his arrival from Lyon in the summer of 2009. The centre-forward only managed five La Liga goals for the club last term, however, as he played more of a team role supporting Cristiano Ronaldo in the final third of the field. Ronaldo has since moved on to Juventus, and Benzema has managed five goals in five games in all competitions this term. The 30-year-old has said that this season ‘he has to show many things that we...

Pussy Riot claim responsibility for pitch invasion during Russia World Cup final

Russian musicians and activists Pussy Riot post a message on social media claiming responsibility for a pitch invasion during the 2018 World Cup final. By Giuseppe Labellarte, ReporterFiled: Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 17:41 UK Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 17:43 UK Russian musicians and activists Pussy Riot have claimed responsibility for a pitch invasion during the World Cup final. Stewards inside the Luzhniki Stadium were called into action in the second half of Sunday’s showpiece between France and Croatia as four individuals ran onto the pitch. The four were dressed in black trousers with white shirts and black ties, seemingly the uniform of Russian police officers, and emerged from behind Hugo Lloris‘s goal. Referee Nestor Pitana duly stopped the game while the inva...

Adam Nawalka takes full responsibility for early World Cup exit

Poland manager Adam Nawalka admits to being “really angry” following his side’s 3-0 loss to Colombia in Kazan, but concedes that the better team won. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 09:54 UK Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 09:54 UK Adam Nawalka has said that he ‘takes responsibility’ for Poland‘s 3-0 loss to Colombia which ended his side’s World Cup campaign. The Eagles were second best in Kazan on Sunday, conceding to a Yerry Mina header at the end of the first half and strikes from Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado in the second. Poland can no longer claim a top-two spot in Group H heading into their final match against Japan, having also suffered a surprise 2-1 loss to Senegal in last week̵...

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