‘Clumsy’ Fellaini foul doesn’t surprise former team mate Osman

(Reuters) – Marouane Fellaini’s clumsy conceding of a last-minute penalty against Everton, which denied Manchester United a precious away win, may have outraged fans but former team mate Leon Osman is not surprised.United were leading the Merseyside club 1-0 in Sunday’s Premier League contest at Goodison Park when the Belgian international replaced Henrikh Mkhitaryan in… Continue reading ‘Clumsy’ Fellaini foul doesn’t surprise former team mate Osman

Everton hold United thanks to late Baines penalty

(Reuters) – EVERTON 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 1 A late penalty by Leighton Baines preserved Everton’s unbeaten home record in the Premier League this season after Manchester United had taken the lead at Goodison Park on Sunday. Former Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini conceded the spot kick in the 89th minute, soon after coming on as a… Continue reading Everton hold United thanks to late Baines penalty

Chelsea loanee Ake leaves Liverpool feeling blue

LONDON (Reuters) – Of the extraordinary total of 38 Chelsea players out on loan to other clubs this season, none can have done the Londoners a bigger favour than Nathan Ake, whose dramatic stoppage-time goal brought Bournemouth a 4-3 win over Liverpool on Sunday.It meant that instead of moving back into second place, only a… Continue reading Chelsea loanee Ake leaves Liverpool feeling blue

Benfica and Napoli face showdown after slip-ups

LISBON (Reuters) – Having squandered numerous chances to clinch their knockout stage place, Benfica and Napoli face a Champions League showdown on Tuesday knowing they will only have themselves to blame if they are eliminated.The Group B match could easily have been one of the numerous dead rubbers in the final week of the group… Continue reading Benfica and Napoli face showdown after slip-ups

Brazil fans vote Chapecoense keeper Player of Year

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Chapecoense goalkeeper Danilo, who was killed in the Colombian air crash last month, was posthumously named Brazil’s Player of the Year after a vote by fans on Monday. Danilo, whose last gasp save in the semi-final against San Lorenzo helped his side into the Copa Sudamericana final, got 48 per cent… Continue reading Brazil fans vote Chapecoense keeper Player of Year

Fallen giants Valencia heading for Christmas in drop zone

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Fallen giants Valencia are in the middle of their worst crisis for 30 years and some fans turned on them at the weekend as the prospect of spending Christmas in La Liga’s relegation zone loomed large.Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Real Sociedad left Spain’s fifth most successful club one place above the drop… Continue reading Fallen giants Valencia heading for Christmas in drop zone

Chelsea yet to open contract talks with captain Terry

(Reuters) – Chelsea are yet to open talks over a possible contract extension for club captain John Terry whose current deal expires at the end of the season.Speculation over Terry’s future overshadowed last season at Chelsea as his contract entered its final months before he signed a one-year extension and British media reported that the… Continue reading Chelsea yet to open contract talks with captain Terry