LIVE Football News: Manchester City Can Stretch Their Lead To Nine Points

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09:08, 29 Dec 2021
Last Updated: 22:06, 29 Dec 2021

Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be bringing you all the biggest updates, as well as the quirkiest stories throughout the day. There will be plenty of reaction to Liverpool's defeat against Leicester City on Tuesday as Manchester City face Brentford tonight with the incentive to go nine points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Stay with us you won't want to miss it.

Updates
3 weeks ago
FT | Brentford 0-1 Manchester City

Just one goal separates the two teams but it is enough for Manchester City to extend their lead at the top of the table. 

3 weeks ago
FT | Chelsea 1-1 Brighton

Chelsea drop points at home after Danny Welbeck scores in the final moments at Stamford Bridge. 

3 weeks ago
GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Brighton (Welbeck 90+1')

Danny Welbeck scores in stoppage time to put Brighton level at Stamford Bridge, a brilliant header from the forward. 

3 weeks ago
DID Ivan Toney deserve a red?

There is some clear tension between Fernandinho and Ivan Toney, some fans have called for the Brentford man to be dismissed after he appears to stand on the City captain. 

3 weeks ago
WATCH: Manchester City's opener

Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden link up perfectly. 

3 weeks ago
GOAL! Brentford 0-1 Man City (Foden 17')

Kevin De Bruyne puts a lovely ball in for Phil Foden who finishes from close range.

3 weeks ago
HT | Chelsea 1-0 Brighton

Chelsea will go into the second half at Stamford Bridge with a 1-0 lead. However, the Blues' will be concerned about Reece James who came off injured and was replaced by Marcos Alonso. 

3 weeks ago
GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Brighton (Lukaku 28')

Romelu Lukaku shrugs off Neal Maupay to head the ball in the back of the net. 

3 weeks ago
Hibs' Ryan Porteous receives three-match ban

Hibernian defender Ryan Porteous has been handed a three-match ban for violent conduct. 

3 weeks ago
Man City team (vs Brentford)
3 weeks ago
Brentford team (vs Man City)
3 weeks ago
Brighton team (vs Chelsea)
3 weeks ago
Chelsea team (vs Brighton)
3 weeks ago
Ronaldinho on Kylian Mbappe

Talking to PSG Inside Ronaldinho was asked about the future of star man Kylian Mbappe and he was confident that he will remain at the French club, he stated "All the players in the world want to play at Paris Saint-Germain, the best in the world are at PSG, so they're the best club in the world. So I imagine he [Mbappe] will be here for a long time."

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3 weeks ago
Not your regular set piece routine

Takagawa Gakuen High School pulled off an extraordinary set piece routine, wonder if we will ever see this is the Premier League.  

3 weeks ago
Incredible Mark Noble stat

This just proves how long the West Ham United captain has been in the game. What an achievement.

3 weeks ago
What a win this was for Rangers!

Ending a 6-year drought and just look where they are now. 

3 weeks ago
Napoli interested in Axel Tuanzebe

The defender is on loan at Aston Villa from Manchester United.

3 weeks ago
Not every concept kit is a winner

And we think we've come to that conclusion for this one too, 

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3 weeks ago
Roma and Arsenal still in Maitland-Niles talks

A loan move is still being discussed for Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

3 weeks ago
Worrying Mane drought

Following his glaring miss against Leicester City, Liverpool's Sadio Mane has failed to register a goal or an assist in his last nine matches.

3 weeks ago
Bernardo Silva is a happy man at the moment

If Bernardo is happy, we're happy. Also Brentford ought to have their defensive hats on today given City's recent record against promoted sides. 

3 weeks ago
Tottenham interested in Dean Henderson

The United no.2 has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford since losing out to David De Gea in the United goal. 

3 weeks ago
Ginter and Zakaria to leave Gladbach in summer

Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed that Matthias Ginter and Denis Zakaria will be leaving the club when their contracts expire. The pair wish to explore new avenues. They would be very good additions to the Premier League.

3 weeks ago
2021 highlight - Foden's Brighton goal

Sit back and enjoy this incredible Phil Foden goal.

3 weeks ago
Beyer signs Monchengladbach contract

Borussia Monchengladbach have announced that Jordan Beyer has signed a new contract until 2026.

3 weeks ago
Rebecca Welch to make history

Referee Rebecca Welch will make history as the first female official to take charge of an FA Cup third round game when she oversees Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyle.

3 weeks ago
Bayern break another record

Bayern Munich have broken the record for most Bundesliga goals in a calendar year.

3 weeks ago
Billy Gilmour might be better off leaving Norwich

After the fans turned on him against Crystal Palace, is sending Billy Gilmour on loan somewhere else something Chelsea should look to do? 

3 weeks ago
Coloccini hangs up his boots

Former Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has retired from football.

3 weeks ago
Tyrick Mitchell is having a great season

No player has made more tackles than the Crystal Palace defender (55) in the Premier League.

3 weeks ago
What a goal this was from Rangers

Ryan Kent with an amazing finish.

3 weeks ago
Leeds' Raphinha has plenty of admirers

Raphinha has been very impressive for Leeds United this season and has caught the eyes of Bayern Munich and a handful of Premier League sides. But at this moment, nothing is materialising.

3 weeks ago
Ronaldo statue unveiled in India

Cristiano Ronaldo has had a statue unveiled of him in India.

Cristiano Ronaldo ยฃ12,000 65 stone statue is unveiled in India
Cristiano Ronaldo ยฃ12,000 65 stone statue is unveiled in India
3 weeks ago
A look at Chelsea's left-back crisis

With Ben Chilwell sidelined for the remainder of the season, Chelsea are looking pretty thin in the left-back department. Our Simon Lillicrap looks into the potential options Thomas Tuchel could take a look at for a quick solution, including Coventry City loanee, Ian Maatsen.

Is Ian Maatsen Chelsea's LB Answer?
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3 weeks ago
Look away Brentford fans

Manchester City don't mess about when it comes to promoted sides.

3 weeks ago
OTD in 2019: Birmingham 4-5 Leeds

Greatest Championship game ever?

3 weeks ago
Arteta tests positive for Covid

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for Covid-19 and will subsequently miss his side's clash with Manchester City on New Year's Day.

3 weeks ago
Gary Neville on COVID cancellations

He makes a very good point. There really isn't much of an excuse. 

3 weeks ago
John Terry returns to Chelsea

Chelsea legend John Terry has returned to the club in an Academy Coaching Consultant role.

3 weeks ago
Player welfare not being considered - Smith

Norwich City boss Dean Smith has said that player welfare isn't being considered amidst the disruptive festive schedule.

3 weeks ago
Peter Crouch or Rod Stewart?

Who could forget this incredible nod to Rod Stewart?

3 weeks ago
West Ham love a comeback!

Not a bad record to hold and shows the character of David Moyes' side 

3 weeks ago
15-year-old Millwall youngster included in squad

Young Zak Lovelace has been included in Millwall's matchday squad for the game away at Coventry City, having been given permission by his parents and school.

3 weeks ago
McSheffrey appointed Doncaster manager

Doncaster Rovers have appointed Gary McSheffrey as their new manager.

3 weeks ago
Antonio Conte on Spurs' draw yesterday

He knows the squad have quality but performances like that require a cutting edge and not have emotional moments in the game. 

3 weeks ago
Mbappe to see out season at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has announced he will remain at the club for the remainder of the season.

3 weeks ago
Brendan Rodgers Praises Emma Hayes

The Leicester City boss was full of praise for Chelsea Women's manager, Emma Hayes. 

3 weeks ago
Moyes hopes clubs are being honest

West Ham United manager David Moyes hopes that clubs are being honest and Covid-19 is the sole reason for getting fixtures postponed rather than injuries.

3 weeks ago
Klopp unhappy with intensity

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted he was frustrated with his side's lack of intensity against Leicester City.

3 weeks ago
David Neres on the move?

Shakhatar Donetsk have reportedly made a €15million offer for the Ajax winger

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