Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be bringing you the biggest updates, plus quirkiest stories throughout the day. The Premier League is in action tonight but is shrouded with Covid-19 uncertainty as Brentford v Manchester United became another game to be postponed. So that leaves just two games that will go ahead this evening, including Norwich City v Aston Villa and Manchester City v Leeds.
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Man City beat Leeds by 7 goals to nil, with Aston Villa picking up three points from Carrow Road as well to round out the first night of midweek Premier League action.
Nathan Ake (77')
John Stones (73')
Ollie Watkins (87')
Kevin De Bruyne (62')
Riyad Mahrez (48)
Kevin De Bruyne (31')
That boy can certainly run! Jacob Ramsey finds the net in style to give Villa a 1-0 lead at Carrow Road.
Jacob Ramsey (35')
Jack Grealish (12')
Phil Foden (9')
In their final game of the year, Bayern Munich beat Stuttgart 5-0, with Serge Gnabry grabbing five goal involvements and Lewandowski matching Gerd Muller's record for goals in the calendar year.
Robert Lewandowski equals Gerd Muller's long-standing record for a calendar year 🔥
The TV corporations have selected the games they'll be allotting to their times, and they are below:
Man City have followed in the footsteps of the likes of Wolves by introducing a pre-game lights show to accompany the announcing of the starting XI. Very fancy.
Everton's trio of Andros Townsend, Richarlison and Seamus Coleman have all suffered injuries that the club have confirmed to be treating. Coleman is expected to recover from some bruising in the coming days but remains a doubt for the Chelsea game on Thursday, with the other two seemingly set to face a few weeks on the sidelines.
Four Barcelona players, besides their turmoil, make the list, yet Mohamed Salah is nowhere to be seen. FIFA have never been so out of touch with the ongoings of the beautiful game.
Juventus attacker has revealed that he has asked for Juventus to win the Champions League from Santa Claus for Christmas. You can't blame the guy for trying, but I don't think he'll quite deliver that, unless he's a threat up front.
🗣️ Dybala via Calciomercato
Adidas are set to strip back their logo on football shirts next season, and we're all for it. Looks smart.
The switch is set to take place in time for 2022 World Cup kits, with club kits changing from 2023/24 onwards.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said that £100 million signing Jack Grealish is performing well and needs to keep doing what he's doing, adding that one day he will score two or three goals.
Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has said that if he were to leave Ajax, his first choice destination would be Barcelona, where he spent time as a youngster.
🗣 "Obviously Barça is my first option. It is my home and I grew up there. I continue to be in contact with Barça. I have a very very good relationship since I left. Barça is my home and there have always been contacts."
There are currently no discussions between Benfica and Barcelona regarding defender Samuel Umtiti. The club are looking to offload the Frenchman and Philippe Coutinho in January, though.
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has reacted to Arsenal's decision to strip Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the captaincy. Smile Ian, this is a good thing!
Reports in the Scottish press are suggesting that former midfielder Shaun Maloney is to take the reins at Hibernian, taking over from Jack Ross. His first game in charge could be the Premier Sports Cup final against Celtic.
No room for Salah in a 23 man squad? Someone needs to have a word.
Mikel Arteta made the correct decision to strip Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the Arsenal captaincy. Read below why this move was needed at the club.
Four Barcelona players make the list, but there is no room for Mohamed Salah. Something isn't right there.
Actor Tom Holland tried his very best to get Kylian Mbappe to Spurs, but it didn't work...
Reacting to the news of Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being stripped of the captaincy, West Ham United manager David Moyes praised his captain Mark Noble.
According to AS, Atletico Madrid are thought to be interested in a swap deal with Chelsea that would include Kieran Trippier and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Chelsea and Arsenal are in action for the final matchday of the Champions League group stage. Below you will find all the details regarding the two matches.
The Spaniard has stripped the striker of the club's captaincy and dropped him from the squad for the next match.
Surely he'll be a main man in Chelsea's midfield next season...
History would suggest so.
The Spanish club have confirmed that Antoine Griezmann has suffered a thigh injury.
Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has said that vaccine status will be considered when drawing up a list of targets in the January transfer window.
Mikel Arteta is laying down the law at the Emirates Stadium. He has stripped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the club's captaincy and the striker will miss out on the upcoming game with West Ham United.
Early signs are it's nothing too serious for the Swedish international following his early withdrawal from the game against Norwich.
Due to the rising cases of the new Covid-19 variant in Premier League clubs, safety measures are set to increase, including the number of PCR tests per week.
Bolton Wanderers Chairman Sharron Brittan has completed a charity 20-mile walk in aid of Bolton Wanderers In The Community's mental health provision.
All the details you need for Fantasy Premier League or your bets can be found below.
Real Madrid are intent of securing the services of Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger as a free agent in the summer. Yet, nothing has been agreed at this time due to the German international remaining in discussions with his current employers over a new deal.
Spanish side Girona are the latest football club to report a Covid-19 outbreak.
Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala is edging closer to a new deal with the Turin club that will see his new contract run until 2026.
Juve will also extend Juan Cuadrado's contract in the next weeks.
This is absolute sorcery from Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella.
Burnley have paid their respects to Jimmy Robson who passed away today. He was part of the Clarets' title-winning side in 1960.
The Clarets legend won the First Division with Burnley in 1960 and made 242 appearances.
The thoughts of everyone at Turf Moor are with Jimmy's family and friends.
Today marks the first anniversary of former Liverpool and Aston Villa coach Gerard Houllier's death.
Thank you for everything, Gerard ❤️
Paris Saint-Germain have resumed contract talks with their prized asset Kylian Mbappe, whose deal runs out in the summer.
Peu probable qu'il discute avec le Real en coulisses avant début mars.
(L'ÉQUIPE / José Barroso)
The January transfer is always the most difficult to do business, and it is made harder by players wanting to move or clubs wanting to get rid of a player. Read below on five Premier League stars who could get a move in the upcoming window.