Football Blog: Tottenham Defeat Arsenal + Championship Play-off Action

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08:58, 13 May 2022
Last Updated: 21:41, 13 May 2022

Good morning football fans! 

Welcome to The Sportsmans LIVE football blog. We'll bring you the latest news, trivia and game updates within the football world. Following last night's stunning win, against their bitter London rivals Arsenal, Antonio Conte's Tottenham side close the gap to just one point in the race for a top four finish. With just two games to go in the Premier league this year we're set for an emphatic finish to the campaign. Meanwhile, Luton and Huddersfield get us underway in the Championship play-offs tonight. What a time of year for football. If any transfers, sackings or hiring's happen throughout the day we'll keep you posted. Have a great day and stick with us! 

2 weeks ago

It's all over at Kenilworth Road, as Luton came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Huddersfield. All eyes on the Kirklees next Monday as the second leg should be huge. 

2 weeks ago
Sheffield Utd pay tribute to 'Didzy'

David McGoldrick will leave the Blades this summer after four years at Bramall Lane, including two Premier League seasons.

2 weeks ago

The referee might be taking a lot of the spotlight, with both sides having valid penalty shouts waved away in the first 45 minutes. Huge second half ahead with a goal a piece. 

2 weeks ago

30': Luton captain Sonny Bradley makes it 1-1 after smashing in a cross from the free-kick. Superb finish. 1-1 at Kenilworth Road!

2 weeks ago

12': Danel Sinani slots one past the keeper at his near post and gives Huddersfield a 1-0 lead!

2 weeks ago
Juventus chasing Di Maria signature

Argentine forward Angel Di Maria is available for free this summer, and it looks like Juventus are chasing the former Real Madrid man. 

Translated: #DiMaria : the decision of #Juventus comes into play. Maximum technical appreciation, still ongoing evaluations regarding the engagement / age issue. A new contact with the Argentine entourage is expected in the next few hours

2 weeks ago
Lampard meets with Everton fans to thank them

Frank Lampard was waiting at Goodison Park to meet with Everton fans who have been making all the noise that's helped them climb out of the relegation zone. 

2 weeks ago
Nketiah unlikely to stay at Arsenal

Eddie Nketiah is unlikely to stay at the Emirates this summer, with West Ham, Newcastle, Everton and Crystal Palace all reportedly interested in bringing in the 22-year-old.

Eddie Nketiah: Arsenal exit increasingly likely; Liverpool & Chelsea monitoring situation
Eddie Nketiah: Arsenal exit increasingly likely; Liverpool & Chelsea monitoring situation
2 weeks ago
Luton-Huddersfield Lineups
2 weeks ago
Pep Guardiola's press conference

Pep Guardiola talks all about Erling Haaland, Man Utd's former players and Wolves in his latest press conference. 

2 weeks ago
Man City fined for 'improper conduct'

UEFA's fines are back out, with Man City being fined for their conduct against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final second leg. Atleti are yet to receive any punishment on their end. 

2 weeks ago
Jurgen Klopp turned down Bayern

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told the Telegraph that Bayern Munich have approached him on multiple occasions, attempting to bring the German to the Allianz Arena. 

Bayern Munich failed approach as Jurgen Klopp explains Liverpool decision
Bayern Munich failed approach as Jurgen Klopp explains Liverpool decision
2 weeks ago
Cesc Fabregas looking for fresh start

The Spaniard's deal with Monaco expires next month and he has said that the past year has been the worst year of his career and his life.

2 weeks ago
Europa League final to be shown for free

The Europa League final between Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt will be streamed free on YouTube next Wednesday.

2 weeks ago
Hofmann resigns from FC Augsburg

Klaus Hofmann has resigned from his position as manager after seven-and-a-half years due to health reasons.

2 weeks ago
Paulo Dybala to Arsenal?

Italian reports suggest that Arsenal are the favourites to sign Juventus' Paulo Dybala should they qualify for the Champions League.

2 weeks ago
Jude Bellingham commits future to Dortmund

The Black and Yellows have been boosted by the Englishman confirming he will be at the club next season.

2 weeks ago
Reading open to offers for Lucas Joao

Where could the Portuguese striker end up should he leave the Berkshire club?

Reading open to offers for striker Lucas Joao with contract end in sight
Reading open to offers for striker Lucas Joao with contract end in sight
2 weeks ago
Pep Guardiola shuts down Berbatov and Evra

Pep Guardiola has hit back at the comments saying he can't work with player 'with personality' in the most savage way. 

"Former players like Berbatov, Seedorf and Patrice Evra who I played against. When I play against them I didn't see this kind of personality when I destroy them in the Champions League final against United."

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2 weeks ago
OTD in 2012: Aguerooooooooo
2 weeks ago
Aston Villa in the market for a CDM

RB Leipzig's Konrad Laimer is on the list. Quality player. 

2 weeks ago
Cryptic messages from Gigi Donnarumma

Keylor Navas out the door then? 

2 weeks ago
Haaland's impact on Salah's contract talks

Self-congratulation is no recommendation - unless you are Mo Salah. And if you now happen to hold the upper hand in contract talks with your employers.

Why Haaland's Arrival In The Premier League Has Hastened Salah Contract Talk
2 weeks ago
Some of the best footy scran in the UK

- Birmingham City (Championship)

- Sunderland (League One) 

- Chester FC (National League North) 

- South Shields FC (Northern Premier League) 

- Avro FC (North West Counties Football League)


2 weeks ago
Tom Rogic and Nir Bitton to leave Celtic

Celtic confirm that Tom Rogic and Nir Bitton will be leaving the club after nearly 10 years. 

2 weeks ago
Antonio Conte calls out Mikel Arteta's complaining

Antonio Conte offered some advice for Mikel Arteta: 

"He complains a lot. He has to focus more on his team. He has to focus more on his work. He has to continue to work because he's very good...If he wants to accept my advice that is good, otherwise I don't care."

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2 weeks ago
Celtic are BACK

The Hoops return to the Champions League for the first time in five years

Postecoglou Has Changed Celtic Beyond Measure, Now All Eyes Turn To Europe
2 weeks ago
Dortmund's New Kit

Dortmund have released their new kit for the 2022/23 season.

2 weeks ago
Bayern Munich join Paul Pogba race

On a free transfer he'd be a massive signing for Bayern Munich but might damage their wage structure. 

2 weeks ago
Kalvin Phillips has plenty of admirers
2 weeks ago
Dominic Calvert-Lewin off to Newcastle?

He's not had a great year with injuries but he's certainly a clinical striker who would be a solid improvement on Chris Wood. 

2 weeks ago
What next for Sadio Mane and Liverpool?

The 30-year-old's contract runs until the end of the 2022-23 season.

What Might Liverpool's Stance Be On Sadio Mane's Future?
2 weeks ago
Newcastle United rightly getting stick for new awa

Honestly, who at the club thought this was a good idea... 

2 weeks ago
North London Derby wrap

Tottenham Hotspur humiliated their North London rivals with a 3-0 win that takes them within a point of Arsenal and the Champions League places, with two games to play. It was a relentless performance from Antonio Conte’s side, who battered Arsenal into submission, as Rob Holding was sent off in the first half and Harry Kane scored twice.

Tottenham Hotspur Embarrass Arsenal In Gladiatorial North London Derby
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