Thomas Tuchel to face FA inquiry over referee Taylor comments

The FA will investigate Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel following Sunday’s post-match comments about referee Anthony Taylor. Tuchel was angry after Harry Kane’s equaliser six minutes into stoppage time earned Tottenham a dramatic 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. The German suggested that Taylor should not referee Chelsea matches in future. “I can assure you that the whole dressing room of us,…

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Yerry Mina faces eight weeks out with ankle injury

Everton defender Yerry Mina is set to be out for eight weeks with an ankle injury suffered on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. The Colombia international, 27, was forced off in the second half of the 1-0 home defeat by Chelsea on 6 August. Fellow centre-back Ben Godfrey also fractured a leg in the 10th minute of that match. Mina…

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Diego Carlos out of action after rupturing Achilles tendon

Aston Villa centre-back Diego Carlos is set for a period on the sidelines after rupturing his Achilles in his home debut against Everton on Saturday. The 29-year-old summer signing was forced off in stoppage time in Villa’s 2-1 victory over Everton. Carlos joined from Sevilla for £26m in June and started both of Villa’s opening Premier League fixtures. “The player will require surgery…

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Erik ten Hag says Manchester United needs quality players

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says the club “needs quality players” after conceding the standard of the squad is not good enough. United were thumped 4-0 at Brentford – conceding four in the first 35 minutes – and have no points after two Premier League games. Dutchman Ten Hag, who took over at Old Trafford in May, told Sky Sports…

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Neymar scores twice in emphatic PSG victory

Neymar scored twice as Paris St-Germain made it two Ligue 1 wins from two under new boss Christophe Galtier with a resounding defeat of Montpellier. While Kylian Mbappe saw a first-half penalty saved, PSG went ahead through Falaye Sacko’s own goal. Neymar scored from the spot and headed his second to put the hosts three up. Wahbi Khazri and Enzo…

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AC Milan edge Udinese in Serie A opener

Defending Serie A champions AC Milan got their new campaign off to a winning start with a 4-2 victory against Udinese. In a thrilling first half, the San Siro was stunned when Rodrigo Becao headed the visitors in front from a corner. Milan then equalised through a Theo Hernandez penalty, before Ante Rebic put the hosts ahead from 12 yards…

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Erik ten Hag expects Marcus Rashford to stay at United

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says he “loves” Marcus Rashford and expects the England forward to remain with the club this season. Rashford’s representatives met with French side Paris St-Germain, who have a long-term interest in the player. But Ten Hag wants the England forward, 24, to remain at Old Trafford. “He knows I love him, he knows I…

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Barcelona register four new signings in time for opener

Barcelona have registered four of their new signings in time for their first game of the season on Saturday. The Spanish club were unable to register new players because of La Liga financial regulations, but freed up funding with several ‘economic levers’. The fourth was activated on Friday and, now ratified by La Liga, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Robert Lewandowski…

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Willian leaves Corinthians after receiving death threats

Former Chelsea and Arsenal winger Willian has left Corinthians after claiming he and his family received death threats on social media. The 34-year-old has scored once in 45 games since rejoining Corinthians from Arsenal last summer. The Brazil international has already been linked with a return to the Premier League with Fulham. “Willian asked us for his [contract] termination,” said Corinthians president…

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FIFA World Cup 2022 set to start one day early with Qatar v Ecuador

The World Cup is set to start one day earlier than planned on Sunday, 20 November with hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador. The Group A opener was due to be played on 21 November at 16:00 GMT, as the third match of the competition. The opening match of the tournament was to be Senegal against the Netherlands at 10:00, earlier…

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