Swansea Replace Sacked Guidolin With Bradley

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Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin has been relieved of his duties at the club on his 61st birthday to be replaced by former USA coach Bradley.

Guidolin has only been guiding the club since January and after picking up just four points from seven EPL games this season, he has been removed from his position.

The Italian’s last game in charge was Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat against Liverpool, where he saw Swansea lose a first-half lead.

“Swansea City can confirm that the club has parted company with manager Francesco Guidolin,” read Swansea’s statement.

“He will be replaced by former USA national team manager Bob Bradley with the club having agreed his release from French club Le Havre after their fixture with Sochaux tonight.”

Chairman Huw Jenkins said Guidolin had paid the price for recent results after helping to keep Swansea up in the second half of last season, despite missing some time through illness.

“We are obviously disappointed to part company with Francesco,” he said.

“We felt he deserved his opportunity after the work he did last season. Unfortunately we have not been able to carry performances over from last season and we felt we needed to change things as soon as possible in order to move forward in a positive way.

“We would like to thank Francesco and his staff for their services to the club and wish them well for the future.

“We are delighted Bob has agreed to join us. He is highly regarded as a coach and has a wealth of experience on the international and domestic front.

“He is well aware of the club’s footballing philosophy and will provide us with strong leadership qualities and a renewed belief to compete at this level.

“It is never easy changing managers, but we are looking at a long-term appointment and we are confident Bob can settle us down and stabilise matters on and off the pitch.”

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Swansea Replace Sacked Guidolin With Bradley

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Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin has been relieved of his duties at the club on his 61st birthday to be replaced by former USA coach Bradley.

Guidolin has only been guiding the club since January and after picking up just four points from seven EPL games this season, he has been removed from his position.

The Italian’s last game in charge was Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat against Liverpool, where he saw Swansea lose a first-half lead.

“Swansea City can confirm that the club has parted company with manager Francesco Guidolin,” read Swansea’s statement.

“He will be replaced by former USA national team manager Bob Bradley with the club having agreed his release from French club Le Havre after their fixture with Sochaux tonight.”

Chairman Huw Jenkins said Guidolin had paid the price for recent results after helping to keep Swansea up in the second half of last season, despite missing some time through illness.

“We are obviously disappointed to part company with Francesco,” he said.

“We felt he deserved his opportunity after the work he did last season. Unfortunately we have not been able to carry performances over from last season and we felt we needed to change things as soon as possible in order to move forward in a positive way.

“We would like to thank Francesco and his staff for their services to the club and wish them well for the future.

“We are delighted Bob has agreed to join us. He is highly regarded as a coach and has a wealth of experience on the international and domestic front.

“He is well aware of the club’s footballing philosophy and will provide us with strong leadership qualities and a renewed belief to compete at this level.

“It is never easy changing managers, but we are looking at a long-term appointment and we are confident Bob can settle us down and stabilise matters on and off the pitch.”

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Ex-Cameroon Defender Rigobert Song Fighting For His Life

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The ex-captain of Cameroon’s national side, Rigobert Song is reportedly fighting for his life after being rushed to a hospital in Yaounde.

The former Liverpool and West Ham defender and the current head coach of Chad’s national team was rushed to a nearby hospital from his Yaounde home on Sunday after suffering a cerebral aneurysm and is in critical condition.

He represented his country 137 times, playing in four World Cup finals and a record eight African Nations Cups competitions as well as winning Olympic gold in 2000. He is the uncle of former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song.

READ: 27 Boko Haram Militants Killed, 10 Others Arrested In Cameroon

Rigobert Song in critical condition

Fellow Cameroonian star Samuel Eto’o posted a picture of Song on Facebook with the caption: “I wish you a lot of courage and a speedy recovery big brother!

His former Liverpool teammates Jamie Carragher, Stan Collymore and Robbie Fowler also posted messages of sympathy in the wake of the news.

Song made his name in Europe at French side Metz, joining Liverpool in 1999 after a short spell in Italy. He moved to West Ham in 2000 before eventually returning to France in 2002 with Lens. He switched to Turkish giants Galatasaray in 2004, playing for the Istanbul outfit for four years. He ended his career in 2010 after a two-year spell at Trabzonspor.

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Aston Villa Sack Roberto Di Matteo

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Roberto Di Matteo has been officially relieved of his duties as Aston Villa manager, just 124 days at the helm.

The former Chelsea manager was sacked after he won just one of 11 championship matches, with the Villans sitting 19th in the championship.

Steve Clarke will take charge until a new manager is appointed.

Aston Villa Set To Get Rid Of Manager Roberto Di Matteo

A club statement read: “Aston Villa Football Club has today parted company with manager Roberto Di Matteo.

“The Club decided to act following a run of disappointing results which has the left the team occupying 19th position in the Championship.

“The Club would like to place on record its appreciation to Roberto for all his efforts in helping rebuild the squad and wish him well for the future.

“Steve Clarke will take over as caretaker manager during the search for a new manager.”

Should Villa fail to appoint a full-time successor to Di Matteo in the meantime, Clarke’s first game in charge will be the derby clash with Wolves on October 15.

Huddersfield manager David Wagner, Bristol City boss Lee Johnson and Steve Bruce have all been linked with the vacant post.

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Kings’ Collison Suspended For Eight Games

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Following a recent guilty plea on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery, Kings Guard Darren Collison has been suspended for the first eight games of the season without pay.

He will be allowed to play in Kings exhibition games and practices, but miss the opening eight games due to a three year probation and a 21-day jail sentence.

In a statement, the league said it conducted its own investigation of Collison and consulted with a “panel of experts” to determine the veteran guard’s punishment.

“Based on this investigation, consultation, and a careful weighing of all the facts and circumstances, the NBA determined that an eight-game suspension was appropriate,” the league said in its statement Sunday. “Among other factors, the NBA took into account the conduct and its result, the player’s acceptance of responsibility, his cooperation with both law enforcement and the NBA, and his voluntary participation in counseling in addition to the court-mandated program.”

The Kings have known for some time that they would have to start the season without Collison, which prompted them to sign Ty Lawson and bring fellow veteran point guard Jordan Farmar to training camp.

“Domestic violence is a serious issue and directly contradicts the values of the Sacramento Kings,” the team said Sunday in a statement. “Darren has taken responsibility for his actions and will work to raise awareness of this critical issue in the community. We support the NBA’s decision on this matter.”

Collison will be eligible to play for the first time this season on Nov. 8, when Sacramento plays host to New Orleans.

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Courtois “I’m Happy At Chelsea For Now”

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Chelsea goalie Thibaut Courtois can’t seem to make up his mind, as he insists he is happy at Stamford Bridge, despite claiming he wants to return to Spain.

The Belgian won the La Liga with Atletico Madrid back in 2014 and has also been linked with a return to Real Madrid this summer.

Having previously admitted an interest in moving back to Spain, Courtois was keen to clarify that he remains committed to Chelsea and may not leave until after his retirement.

Thibault Courtois Plans To Return To The La Liga

“I understand the commotion with the Chelsea fans,” he said in quotes reported by the Mirror.

Courtois Wants Atletico Madrid Return

“But I just meant that I want to return to Spain one day, but it can also be after my career.

“I’m happy to be at Chelsea. For how long, we will see. But now I want to win prizes with this club.”

The belgian joined Chelsea from Genk in 2011, but did not make his debut for the club until three years later due to an extended loan spell with Atletico.

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Ter Stegen Apologises For Error Strewn Performance

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Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has implored his teammates to forgive him for the errors that led to his team losing 4-3 to Celta Vigo.

The first 45 minutes saw Barcelona go 3-0 behind at Balaidos, with the opening goal due to the the German making a failed clearance.

And despite a Pique header and a Neymar penalty, Ter Stegen attempted to clear a Jordi Alba back pass, but sent it straight at Hernandez’s head.

The ricochet ended in the back of the net with 13 minutes left to go, and Barcelona had no response to it.

“We fought until the end, but the goal is my fault – I am really sorry for the team for what happened,” the Germany international told beIN Sports.

“Clearly I want to make a pass to Jordi. It is a failure that cannot happen and again I’m sorry for the team, who fought until the end. If I had not made this decision we may have won and this was clearly my fault.

“Although this has happened I will not change my game. It has only happened once.

“It’s a defeat that hurts, but we must continue. Now comes the international break and then we will try to follow the path we were on before. We must get up and go on.”

Enrique Defends Error Prone Ter Stegen

Defender Pique was keen to forgive Ter Stegen, agreeing the shot stopper should not alter his ball-playing style and attempting to remain positive despite the loss.

He said: “Could Marc have risked less? Yes. But the way he plays gives us so much and often they [the risks] are good for us. He should continue [playing like that].

“With nothing to lose, we played well after the break and we almost did it. I prefer to highlight the team’s reaction.”

Barca are fourth in the table at the international break, two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.

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Enrique Defends Error Prone Ter Stegen

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique attempted to take the blame for the loss despite Ter Stegen’s sub par performance.

The shotstopper was not in form as his errors caused Barcelona’s second Liga loss in seven games.

And Enrique, former Celta coach attempted to shield the 24-year-old, with Barcelona sitting fourth, two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid going into the international break.

“The defeat is for everyone,” he told Barca TV. “First for me, myself, I am the one responsible for the team. Now we have to pick ourselves up.

“It was an important day for us as we had the chance to go top and we did not take advantage of it.

“We started the game well and in the first 15 minutes I was pleased, but from then on we entered a negative dynamic and began to lose individual duels in which they got the better of us.

“The players are not machines, we must pick ourselves up and compete in the next game.”

Luis Enrique also defended his decision to name Andres Iniesta among the substitutes at Estadio de Balaidos.

“Do not [ask] the easy question now,” he was quoted as saying by Canal+.

“I have to decide before the game, not after. I do not regret anything. I accept it as part of my job.”

Pressed on the impact of Ter Stegen’s mistakes, he added: “Another easy question. Barcelona’s goalkeepers always have to [take] risks. Today all the team has lost. There is much to improve.”

Barca are back in action at home to Deportivo La Coruna on October 15.

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Manchester United To Make Move For Benfica Defender Alex Grimaldo

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Manchester United are lining up a move for Benfica’s Alex Grimaldo, according to reports.

The Daily Mail claims club scouts watched the former Barcelona left-back against Feirense on Sunday night and watched him score in a 4-0 win.

Representatives for Middlesbrough, Valencia and Juventus were also in Lisbon on Sunday, the paper says.

The Spanish youth international has a huge £51million buy-out clause in his contract but his prospective suitors believe Benfica could be open to a more-reasonable transfer fee.

Grimaldo only joined Benfica in a £1.25m deal from Barcelona in January and the Spanish champions hold the rights to a percentage any future transfer fee.

The left back, who can also play in a more-advanced role, has impressed in Portugal’s Primeira Liga to attract the attention of Europe’s top clubs.

Last month  City manager Pep Guardiola had been to Lisbon with his brother Pere to watch Grimaldo having seen him rise through the ranks during his time as Barca boss.

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Aston Villa Set To Get Rid Of Manager Roberto Di Matteo 

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Widespread reports have claimed Aston Villa are ready to end Roberto Di Matteo’s reign after just five months in charge, with the Press Association reporting that Villa are reluctantly preparing to act in the next 24 hours.

Villa lost at Preston on Saturday – but Di Matteo was angered by his side’s disallowed goal.

According to reports Roberto Di Matteo will be sacked as Aston Villa manager after Tony Jiantong Xia, the club’s owner, accepted that there is little option but to make a change after such a disappointing start to the season. Senior club officials will hold further talks on Monday, with Di Matteo’s departure viewed as a formality and attention already turning to the Italian’s replacement.

The early indications are that Steve Bruce, who is out of work, and David Wagner, the manager of high-flying Huddersfield Town, are the leading contenders for the position. Bruce would bring with him experience of winning promotion from the Championship while Wagner has made a stunning impact since taking over at Huddersfield in November last year.

However, Di Matteo said after Saturday’s game that he was confident his position was safe.

“It’s normal when results are not as expected that everybody questions – it’s part of the job – but I’ve had total support from the club,” said the former Chelsea boss.

“There’s a team here that is good, it will come good for us. We will keep working. I have faith in the team that, come the end of the season, they will be up there.

“It’s been a bad day at the office for sure. We are 10 points from sixth place, so it’s still all possible.”

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Manchester United Looking To Poach Manchester City Scouts

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Manchester United have a fine tradition for nurturing youth into prodigious talent but – with the exception of Marcus Rashford – have fallen behind neighbours Manchester City when it comes to stars arriving straight off the academy conveyor belt.

To close the gap United are reportedly willing to poach top scouts from the City setup after chief executive Ed Woodward demanded to find out why the Old Trafford had fallen behind.

The Sunday Mirror claims United have highlighted four scouts at City they want to cross the divide but could face difficulty in luring them. City have what is widely believed to be the best academy facilities in the world with Brian Marwood, the City chief executive, eager to keep hold of his team there.

Manchester United Chief Ed Woodward has made it clear that money is no object by offering the quartet pay-rises of up to 50 percent on what they are earning at the Etihad.

One scout has told City that he is leaving for the red side of Manchester.

But City chiefs – led by Brian Marwood, who has built City’s Academy and scouting structure over the past eight years – are hopeful that they can keep the three talent spotters who are yet to decide on their futures.

at youth level, their results have been so impressive in local derbies that last season United were thinking about refusing to play their rivals after City humiliated their Under-14s team 9-0.

United dominated youth development in Manchester for decades.

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West Ham Manager Slaves Bilic To Intervene In Reece Oxford’s Contract Situation

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West Ham manager Slaves Bilic will personally intervene the persuade Hammers starlet Reece Oxford to reject overtures from Manchester United and remain at the London Stadium.

The Sun on Sunday reports Bilic wants the West Ham board to offer the 17-year-old a new bumper deal to keep him in east London. But with a lack of first team opportunities, Oxford is said to be considering his future with Jose Mourinho an admirer.

The 17-year-old starred against Arsenal on the opening weekend of last season, but has barely featured under Bilic since – despite being one of English football’s brightest young prospects.

One of the problems surrounding Oxford is his contract, as his current deal expires at the end of next season, and West Ham unsurprisingly want him to commit his future to the club.

o far, talks have reached an impasse – and The Sun report that manager Bilic is now ready to step in and intervene in a bid to get a new contract for Oxford finalised.

Bilic is allegedly urging the West Ham board to give Oxford the new deal he wants in a bid to fend off interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United.

Oxford is now believed to be frustrated at his current role, and first-team football is one of the hold-ups in an agreement over a new contract – and Bilic is now allegedly set to intervene to finally get a deal over the line.

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Ryan Giggs Close To Swansea Job

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He used to sprint down the wings and now apparently he waiting in them. Ryan Giggs is favourite to replace Francesco Guidolin at Swansea after the Swans sunk to yet another defeat on Saturday.

Guidolin admitted defeat to Liverpool could cost him his job so the writing could be on the well after the Reds scraped a 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium. The Telegraph reports Swansea will pull the trigger on the Italian in what will be the first Premier League casualty of the season.

Giggs, who was not kept on at Manchester United by Jose Mourinho, has reportedly met with the club’s American owners and is the front runner to take over
The Welshman has been out of football since leaving Old Trafford in July but is keen to stake a claim for his first permanent role in management.

Huw Jenkins, the Swansea chairman, has been a long-term admirer of the 42-year-old since the dismissal of Garry Monk in December and believes Giggs should be considered as a potential replacement for Guidolin.

Giggs was poised to meet with Jenkins before Wednesday’s EFL Cup tie with Manchester City on September 21st before Swansea’s majority shareholders, Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien, blocked the move.

But Guidolin has now suffered five league defeats in the last six games and, despite another improved performance in the home defeat to Liverpool, Swansea are reluctantly prepared to make a change.

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Steven Gerrard Hails ‘In Form’ Jordan Henderson 

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Steven Gerrard has hailed Jordan Henderson’s performances for Liverpool this season

Henderson has come under considerable scrutiny since taking the armband on Gerrard’s move to LA Galaxy last summer, with this magnified by the 36-year-old’s legendary status.

Praising Henderson’s return to form this campaign, Gerrard insisted that Henderson should be valued by his own merit.

“I think criticism happens a lot in football, I’ve had it myself. It’s all about different eras,” he said.

“We see players described as the next Paul Gascoigne, the next Bobby Moore, the next this, that and the other, and that’s not fair on players.

“People have got to judge Jordan Henderson for Jordan Henderson. What does he give to the team, what does he give to his team-mates around him?

“I know this kid and he has come out of Sunderland and has gone to a big club.

“He didn’t get off to the best of starts—he knows that himself—but he has worked tremendously hard to improve in every single department.

“He really cares. He goes home and tries everything he can to be the best at what he does so he should be judged on what he brings to the team.”

Henderson has been one of Liverpool’s standout performers this season so far, progressing in a new role at the base of Jurgen Klopp‘s midfield three.

This culminated in a goal-of-the-season contender in the 2-1 victory away to Chelsea, showcasing the technical quality to complement his industry and defensive application.

In his praise for Henderson, Gerrard highlighted his display against the Blues as a marker of his form.

“He has shown bits of quality in games this season—especially in the win at Chelsea.

“The way he presses, the work rate, the high intensity. He is prepared to do the dirty work.

“Then there is his passing which is excellent and look at that goal at Stamford Bridge.

“If any other player had scored that goal the world would have gone nuts. That’s the goal of the season for me so far.”

Gerrard also tipped his former side for a top-four finish this season, and having lost just once in their first seven league games, taking 16 points from a possible 21, this is certainly feasible.

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Hugo Lloris And Toby Alderweireld To Sign New Tottenham Contracts

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Tottenham look like they are going to extend the contracts of two of their most important players. The Sunday Mirror reports Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld will join the likes of Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Dele Alli and commit to Spurs and Mauricio Pochettino.

Kyle Walker, Christian Eriksen, Danny Rose have also all signed new deals at White Hart Lane as Pochettino looks to build for the future in north London.

The Mirror claims that Lloris and Alderweireld, who were among the Lilywhites’ most important players in their Premier League title challenge last term, are close to putting pen to paper.

Both players already have three years to run on their current deals at White Hart Lane, but boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to ensure that neither departs to a rival and will therefore hold talks with the duo next week.

Lloris is believed to have verbally agreed to extend his terms in North London prior to heading off for the European Championship finals in France this summer, but a deal could not be struck in time and discussions had to be put to one side.

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Government Involved In Sam Allardyce Case 

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Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager after a Government minister phoned the FA to demand what action was being taken. The Sun on Sunday reports sports minister Tracey Crouch called FA chief executive Martin Glenn in the wake of reports linking Big Sam to corruption.

The call came after pressure mounted on Allardyce after he was caught in a newspaper sting telling undercover reporters how to get around rules on third party ownership. “After Sam’s meeting was made public there was Government contact and that put massive pressure on them to take action,” an FA source told the newspaper.

“They wanted to know about the reports of corruption and how it was being tackled.”

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Steven Gerrard Could Make EPL Return 

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Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could be about to end his sojourn in America and consider a return to England. The 36-year-old has just two months left on his current LA Galaxy contract and is yet to open talks on a fresh deal.

The Sunday Mirror reports Gerrard wants to extend his playing career even if it means leaving the MLS. “I’m wondering whether I should play on for a little bit longer or whether I should call it a day. I haven’t 100 per cent decided on that yet.

“I still enjoy playing. I still love coming into training, I still love competing, so if I can carry on and there are opportunities to stay here or go somewhere else for another six months or 12 months then I’ll consider it. But if nothing comes up I’ll try and fly through the coaching badges and see what happens down that road.”

“I’m around 60 per cent through my A licence and I’m hoping to have that finished by the end of the year so we’ll go from there.”

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Ranieri Admits Leicester Lucky To Escape With A Point

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Leicester City head coach Claudio Ranieri has admitted the foxes were lucky to escape with a 0-0 draw against Southampton.

Puel’s men were the better of both sides in the encounter with Charlie Austin hitting the bar and missing the opportunity to win all three points for Southampton.

And even though the foxes threatened at times, Ranieri will not deceive himself with the notion that his team was not second best.

“I thought Southampton deserved to win,” the Italian told the club’s official website. “They had more chances and better control today. We have to continue to work.

“I’m happy with the point because we conceded too many chances. Fortunately for us, Kasper Schmeichel made good saves.

“It’s a new experience, adapting after Champions League [games]. Southampton made seven changes today and maybe that’s why they were better.

“The other teams are very worried with our counter-attack and they try to stop us every time. We have to find the solution.

“But a clean sheet, a point and, once again, our fans gave us so much energy. I recognise they played better than us, fortunately we finished with a draw from the match.”

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Pochettino: We Were Almost Perfect

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Mauricio Pochettino had praised his side for making the most of their chances against Manchester City, to emerge 2-0 winners.

Tottenham were described as ‘almost perfect’ by the Argentine after a Kolarov own goal was followed with a well placed Dele Alli strike.

The result should have been more devastating for City, who recorded their first loss of the campaign, had Lamela scored from the spot.

“The performance was nearly perfect. To play a great team like Manchester City, you need to do a fantastic job,” he said.

“For that, I’m very proud of our players’ work. Collectively, we worked very hard, all the players were fantastic on the pitch.

“It was a real exciting game. Both teams played in an exciting way. We share a similar philosophy. I enjoyed it a lot, the fans enjoyed it a lot, the neutral people enjoyed it too, both teams’ mentality was to go forward, play football, and try to win the game.

“We are a team that always wants control. In front was Manchester City, who want the same as us. Then it’s a battle on the pitch. For that I feel very pleased, our players showed big commitment to our philosophy.”

Spurs have now won five matches in a row in all competitions, but they are not in action again until October 15 due to internationals.

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Football Headlines : All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips Today

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​Manchester United have launched a raid on rivals City for four of their key UK-based scouting team.

Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld are set to join the long list of players to commit their futures to Tottenham.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has urged the club to hand a new deal to key man Fernandinho.

Pablo Zabaleta insists he always knew former team-mate Mauricio Pochettino would become a great manager.

Francesco Guidolin is on the brink at Swansea and is set for showdown talks with the club’s owners on Sunday after the defeat to Liverpool

Bruno Martins Indi says Jose Mourinho has benefited from Louis van Gaal’s decision to field Manchester United’s youngsters

Gareth Southgate is mulling over a shock England call-up for Burnley defender Michael Keane.

Everton are weighing up a bid for Sevilla’s former Blackburn midfielder Steven N’Zonzi.

England are exploring the possibility of Celtic hitman Moussa Dembele’s eligibility. 

Jesse Lingard is set to be named in Gareth Southgate’s first England squad.

Quinton Fortune says the 13-year-old Marcus Rashford played like Ronaldinho.

Right-back Matteo Darmian will leave Manchester United in the January transfer window.

Arsene Wenger was sounded out by Manchester United about the prospect of succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson.

Chelsea and Borussia Monchengladbach are contesting Thorgan Hazard’s contract. The winger left Stamford Bridge last year, with the Blues claiming the deal included a buy-back option.

Juventus have joined the race to sign Liverpool target Alexander Isak from AIK.

Manchester United are lining up a January swoop for Monaco defensive midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Bastian Schweinsteiger has been offered a way out of his Manchester United nightmare by FC Dallas.

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Aquarius Canceled By NBC After Just Two Seasons 

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NBC finally decides to cancel Aquarius

The peacock network has cancelled the David Duchovny-fronted summer series after two low-rated seasons.

The show’s fate was all but cemented in early August when NBC announced it was relocating the Charles Manson-themed period drama from its Thursday perch to the TV cemetery known as Saturday Night. At the time, entertainment president Jennifer Salke conceded the series faced “tough” odds of seeing a third season.

The series was set in Los Angeles in 1967. Duchovny played Detective Sam Hodiak who was tasked with investigating the disappearance of a teenaged girl (Emma Dumont), only to find out that she was with the Manson Family.

Gethin Anthony played a fictionalized version of Manson. The rest of the core cast included Grey Damon, Claire Holt, Ambyr Childers, Madisen Beaty, Cameron Deane, Michaela McManus, Brían F. O’Byrne and Chance Kelly.

The decision to end the drama comes after showrunner McNamara told THR ahead of its series debut that he envisioned the drama running for six seasons. “I planned out the show in terms of six seasons, and every season is approximately six months,” he said. “If you Wikipedia Manson, he was doing stuff, some of which we portray in the show, and some of which we are making leaps and connecting dots ourselves. He was not inactive. He’s a psychopath and we do not shy away from that. I don’t believe you’re going to finish watching episode 13 and say, ‘Wow, that was a big jerk-off; he didn’t do anything!’ He goes there. It’s not going to have a happy ending; we all know that, but that actually informs the suspense nicely in a way that I feel allowed us occasionally to slow down the storytelling a little bit.”

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Conte “Chelsea Must Work, Work, Work”

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Antonio Conte has praised the tireless work ethic of his men following their win over Hull City for the first time since August.

The second half of the match saw the blues go 2-0 up within seven minutes, thanks to superb goals from Willian and Costa.

The Italian coach’s response to consecutive league defeat is to revert to his 3-4-3 formation which he utilised at Juventus and Italy.

But it was his players’ character and willingness to sweat for the cause that pleased him most as they ran out deserved winners, with Hull fortunate to avoid greater punishment after the interval.

“It’s an important win after two defeats,” he told a post-match news conference. “This win is important for the team because we are working hard.

“After two defeats it’s not easy because you must work and also find the resolution to change and to improve.

“We did a good performance with the right intensity and pressure. I like it when the team plays in this way. I like it so much.

“I saw many of the players with great commitment, attitude and will to change the situation. I am pleased for them.

“We are working very hard and I am sure we can improve a lot if we continue to work in this way.”

Chelsea were able to keep a clean sheet for the first time in four attempts across all competitions, since long-serving captain John Terry suffered a foot injury during the 2-2 draw at Swansea City.

“I am pleased for all the players because we have a clean sheet. In previous games we conceded too many goals,” Conte added.

“To finish with a clean sheet is very important. We also scored two and the performance is good. We must follow this with work, work, work!”

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NBA: Cavaliers Offer Kevin Garnett Coaching Job

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Former Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett announced his retirement from the NBA just a couple days ago and now he already has a job offer.

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue has apparently offered him a position at the Cavaliers and says he has already discussed it with the 15-time All-star Power Forward.

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Cavaliers offer KG coaching job

I talked to him about it, I know his wife is pushing for it a lot. Brandi is pushing for it, trying to get him to come and coach. He says he’s not ready yet. He goes back, `I might do it,’ but he’s back and forth. We’ll see. But I’d definitely make a spot for him if he wanted to come back and coach.” Coach Lue said after team practice on Thursday.

Kevin Garnett announced his retirement from the NBA last Friday after 21 seasons in the league, averaging 17.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game as well as winning the league in 2008. The 40-year-old is a sure-fire Hall of Famer and played for the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics, but he is best known for his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves when he had nine consecutive seasons.

Lue also said that Garnett plans to attend the Cavs opening game on Oct. 25, when superstar Lebron James and his teammates will receive their championship rings and raise a title banner.

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Lahm: Bayern Have Lots Of Work To Do

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Philipp Lahm believes Bayern Munich are not where Carlo Ancelotti wants them to be yet, after a 1-1 draw with Cologne.

The Bavarians opened the scoring thanks to Joshua Kimmich, only for Modeste’s acrobatic effort to earn a point for his side.

And even though they have opened a lead at the top of the table, Lahm believes they need to reach where Ancelotti wants.

“We still have much work to do,” he said. “Offensively as well as defensively we have to work. We see that we are not yet where we want to go.

“We need to get there. In recent years we have succeeded. We have now lost a game and drawn today.

“It is quite normal that we do not always go with the same technique and that has come because there are new coaches here.

“Of course we are disappointed, we wanted to win. It has always distinguished us that we do not drop points, especially not at home.

“Nevertheless, we are set [at the top]. Now there are very important matches after the break and we have to improve.”

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Rose: Knicks Training Camp, Best Of My Career

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Injury plagued Derrick Rose, has revealed his excitement at the training camp, saying he feels great.

And also stated the training camp with the Knicks, ranks as the best camp of his career, not that he has had too many.

“I look at it as the years that I’ve played on the league, this the most focus I’ve had knowing the situation, what I’m getting myself into,” Rose said. “The big year we have ahead of us. We’re focused, we’re dedicated, that’s all you want from this group.”

Rose added that Knicks coaches have been impressed by his stamina, which is measured by a wearable technology that the Knicks players use during practice.

“This is my first time paying attention to it,” Rose said. “And the training staff went into depth about how hard I go and how much distance I cover and the impact of how I just play. And they have to kick me off the court here and there cause of how hard I work.”

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