Man City get the better of Leicester in thriller as Sergio Aguero has penalty saved and VAR causes controversy

22 Feb

There was yet more VAR controversy on Saturday as Manchester City grabbed a 1-0 win against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. The visitors were perhaps fortunate to not have a penalty given against them in the first half with Kevin De Bruyne blocking James Maddison’s free-kick with his hand. And then Man City were […]

Has VAR contradicted itself during Leicester’s clash against Man City? Kevin De Bruyne not penalised for handball but Dennis Praet is…

22 Feb

Praise for VAR has been scarce in the Premier League this season but it’s having a bit of a nightmare this weekend. In the early kick-off, Giovani Lo Celso somehow avoided a red card for a nasty stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta during Tottenham’s defeat to Chelsea. The Professional Game Match Officials Limited even admitted afterwards […]

‘Stockley Park is a comedy club’ – Adrian Durham in furious VAR rant after Lo Celso escapes red in Chelsea vs Tottenham

22 Feb

Adrian Durham has branded VAR ‘a total and utter joke’ and says the referee HQ Stockley Park is ‘a comedy club’ after another farcical afternoon for video technology. The talkSPORT host believes VAR has ‘achieved the impossible’ and got EVEN WORSE after Giovani Lo Celso escaped a red card for a stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta […]

Championship results: Leeds secure back-to-back wins for first time since December, Stoke, Charlton, Barnsley and Wigan pick up big victories near the bottom

22 Feb

Leeds secured back-to-back wins for the first time since December with a 1-0 victory over Reading. Pablo Hernandez’s 57th minute strike was enough to extend the gap from third-placed Fulham to five points after Scott Parker’s men were held at Derby on Friday. Championship leaders West Brom further enhanced their promotion credentials with an emphatic […]

Premier League RESULTS: Villa and Bournemouth lose ground in relegation battle, Sheffield United held by Brighton, Palace end barren run against Newcastle

22 Feb

Aston Villa and Bournemouth both slipped to damaging defeats in their battle to beat the drop on Saturday. The Cherries were the victims of more VAR drama during their 3-0 defeat at Burnley, as an equaliser quickly turned into a foal at the other end. Harry Wilson made it 1-1 before VAR spotted an earlier […]

Frank Lampard says Giovanni Lo Celso incident a ‘bad advert’ for VAR and PGMOL statement is ‘not good enough’

22 Feb

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he wants VAR to work but believes the failure to send Tottenham man Giovanni Lo Celso off at Stamford Bridge further questions about the new system. Lo Celso was very fortunate to escape a red card for a stamp on Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta during Chelsea’s London derby victory over […]

Jose Mourinho admits it will be ‘very, very difficult’ for Tottenham to finish in top four after Chelsea defeat

22 Feb

Jose Mourinho has admitted it will be ‘very, very difficult’ for Tottenham to finish in the top four this season. Spurs suffered a damaging 2-1 defeat to fourth-placed Chelsea on Saturday, which leaves them four points behind their rivals. Goals from Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso condemned Tottenham to a first Premier League defeat since […]

Six Nations RESULTS: Scotland cruise to victory over Italy in Rome ahead of crunch clash between Wales and France

22 Feb

Scotland cruised to a straightforward 17-0 victory over Italy to claim their first victory of the 2020 Six Nations campaign. Scotland had failed to score in either of their opening defeats to Ireland and England, but Stuart Hogg – guilty of horror spills in both those losses – made amends after 23 minutes with a […]

Peter Crouch reveals Jose Mourinho FaceTimed him to see if he was available for Tottenham after injuries to Harry Kane and Heung-min Son

22 Feb

Peter Crouch has revealed Jose Mourinho FaceTimed him to see if he was available to fill the attacking void at Tottenham. Spurs could be without crocked stars Harry Kane (hamstring) and Heung-min Son (arm) for the rest of the season. In their absence, Lucas Moura has been leading the line, but has failed to score […]

Cesar Azpilicueta says Lo Celso challenge was ‘a clear stamp’ and he ‘felt it straight away’ after Chelsea’s win over Tottenham

22 Feb

Cesar Azpilicueta was surprised Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso escaped a red card for his ‘clear stamp’ in the Chelsea captain in the Blues’ huge 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge. Frank Lampard once again schooled his former manager Jose Mourinho, as his side completed the double over their London rivals on Saturday afternoon with a […]

Stunning Ollie Watkins goal sparks Brentford comeback vs Blackburn in Championship promotion race

22 Feb

A stunning Ollie Watkins goal sparked a Brentford comeback to rescue a 2-2 draw against Blackburn. An Adam Armstrong brace put Rovers 2-0 up inside 54 minutes. MY STRIKER 🚀🚀🚀 🐝 2-2 🐶#BREBLA | #BrentfordFCpic.twitter.com/UqSjH7MD77 — Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) February 22, 2020 But Brentford responded eight minutes later with a superb half-volley from Watkins, who […]

Chelsea survive late scare and VAR controversy to seize initiative in race for Champions League qualification with victory over Tottenham

22 Feb

Chelsea took a huge step towards Champions League qualification by beating Tottenham 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Spurs mounted a late fightback through an Antonio Rudiger own-goal, but it wasn’t enough following goals from Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso in a dominant Blues display. Once again, VAR provided the main talking point after officials were forced […]

Liverpool set to be without Mohamed Salah for start of 2020/21 season with Egypt bosses ‘confident’ he will play at Toyko Olympics

22 Feb

Liverpool have potentially suffered a huge blow to what is likely to be their Premier League title defence next season, with reports they are set to be without Mohamed Salah. Egypt football bosses are ‘confident’ Salah will commit to playing at the Tokyo Olympics, which would see him miss the start of the 2020/21 campaign. […]

Giovani Lo Celso escapes red card after VAR check for late tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta during Chelsea vs Tottenham clash

22 Feb

Giovani Lo Celso escaped a red card for a horror tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta during Saturday’s derby clash. The Chelsea captain tackled the Tottenham midfielder, who then caught him late with his studs. Despite a lengthy VAR check, which showed Lo Celso’s studs connecting with Azpilicueta’s right foot, the Argentina international was not even booked. […]

Man City hire £20,000-a-day lawyer David Pannick who blocked Brexit TWICE twice to help them overturn European football ban

22 Feb

Man City have hired a £20,000-a-day lawyer, who helped block Brexit twice, to help overturn their European football ban. Earlier this month, the Premier League champions were hit with a two-year ban from the Champions League and Europa League, and a £24.9million fine, after breaching Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations. Man City said […]

Leicester vs Man City LIVE commentary: Line-ups, kick-off times and exclusive coverage as battle for second heats up

22 Feb

Leicester and Manchester City continue their battle to finish second in the Premier League this weekend when they face off at the King Power. The pair have been Liverpool’s closet title rivals this season but the top-flight title is destined for Anfield now. Leicester and City will be eager to secure the place as best […]