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12:33, 27 Dec 2021
Last Updated: 21:12, 27 Dec 2021

Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be bringing you all the biggest updates, plus quirkiest stories throughout the day. Reports suggest Manchester City attacker Ferran Torres is edging closer to joining Xavi's Barcelona and we could see an announcement today. Plus there is Premier League action tonight as Newcastle United host Manchester United.

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

Updates
3 weeks ago
Gary Neville's HT rant

"They’re [Manchestser United players] a bunch of whingebags! Arms in the air, complaining about everything!"

The Sky Sports pundit was not holding back assessing that first half.

3 weeks ago
HT: Newcastle 1-0 Man United

Allan Saint-Maximin's early strike is the difference at the break.

3 weeks ago
Shelvey effort saved

Newcastle have a great break to extend their lead and Jonjo Shelvey tries his luck from range, and his effort stings the palms of David de Gea.

Still 1-0

3 weeks ago
GOAL! Newcastle 1-0 Manchester United

Allan Saint-Maximin (7')

The French winger works his way inside the box before finding the far corner.

3 weeks ago
We are underway...

Manchester United kick the game off at St James' Park.

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3 weeks ago
Mo Salah magic

We will never tire of seeing this goal.

3 weeks ago
Man United looking to match a record from 2006

An extra incentive for Manchester United to beat Newcastle tonight.

3 weeks ago
Man United XI to face Newcastle
3 weeks ago
Newcastle team to face Man United
3 weeks ago
Rafinha set for Real Sociedad

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Rafinha is set to spend the second half of the season on loan at Real Sociedad.

3 weeks ago
Solanke puts Bournemouth ahead

Dominic Solanke has put Bournemouth ahead against QPR.

3 weeks ago
Solanke puts Bournemouth ahead

Dominic Solanke has put Bournemouth ahead against QPR.

3 weeks ago
Solanke puts Bournemouth ahead

Dominic Solanke has put Bournemouth ahead against QPR.

3 weeks ago
Lyon and Paris FC thrown out of French Cup

This decision comes after their match was abandoned due to crowd trouble.

3 weeks ago
Blackburn player offered huge £10million bonus

Blackburn Rovers players have been offered a whopping £10million bonus if they get promoted to the Premier League this season.

Blackburn owners are offering £10million bonus for promotion
Blackburn owners are offering £10million bonus for promotion
3 weeks ago
Premier League TOTY

As 2021 draws to a close, we have put together our 2021 Premier League Team of the Year.

PL TOTY 2021
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3 weeks ago
Groningen cancel Olsson loan

Groningen have ended the loan of Elias Olsson, who has returned to Kalmar FF after playing just one minute this season.

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3 weeks ago
Calamitous goal at Pride Park

Derby County have taken the lead against West Bromwich Albion.

3 weeks ago
A record 103 Premier League covid cases

For the first time, the Premier League has recorded over 100 positive Covid cases. 103 players and staff have tested positive for COVID-19, as games continue to be postponed in English football. 

3 weeks ago
Maitland-Niles close to Roma switch

Arsenal full-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles is reportedly closing in on a loan move to Jose Mourinho's Roma.

3 weeks ago
Real Madrid want James

Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Reece James from Chelsea. The Spanish club are also willing to include former Blue Eden Hazard as part of the deal.

Real Madrid 'plot £50m bid including Hazard' to sign Reece James
Real Madrid 'plot £50m bid including Hazard' to sign Reece James
3 weeks ago
Jurgen Klopp's press conference

Jurgen Klopp spoke about the need for more subs in today's press conference, here are some key quotes: 

"The boys who had to isolate are back. Fabinho, Virgil, Curtis and Thiago are all back. Thiago trained yesterday."

"The best league in the world, and the most intense league in the world, is the only league with still three subs. That's not right."

"The situation should not be like this. I say it every year. Playing on 26th and 28th is not right. I say it because it's true. I think we can find solutions, it's not difficult. It would help players, even with no Covid."

 

 

 

Every word of Jurgen Klopp passionate plea for return of five subs rule
Every word of Jurgen Klopp passionate plea for return of five subs rule
3 weeks ago
Classic goals between Newcastle & Man United

Sit back and relax. There are some great goals to relive here.

3 weeks ago
Championship TOTS so far

Aleksandar Mitrovic leads the line of the Championship TOTS so far, but who else joins him? Follow the link below to find out.

Championship TOTS so far
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3 weeks ago
OTD in 2017: Van Dijk announcement

It was on this very day four years ago that Liverpool confirmed that they had reached an agreement with Southampton for the signing of Virgil van Dijk. The rest as they say, is history.

3 weeks ago
Good festive result for Sunderland

Sunderland have beaten Doncaster Rovers 3-0 at the Keepmoat Stadium.

3 weeks ago
Rodgers slams 'ridiculous' fixture list

Leicester City boss has slammed the 'ridiculous' fixture list over Christmas as his side has been blighted with injuries, illness, and Covid-19.

Leicester€™s Brendan Rodgers slams €˜ridiculous€™ fixture list amid injury crisis
Leicester€™s Brendan Rodgers slams €˜ridiculous€™ fixture list amid injury crisis
3 weeks ago
Ralf Rangnick on Anthony Martial leaving United

Anthony Martial has informed Manchester United of his intention to leave the club, Ralf Rangnick has spoke out about the conversation he had with the Frenchman regarding the move: 

"I told him, listen, as long as there is no club showing interest in him, and it should not only be in the interest of the player it should also be in the interest of the club. As far as I know, there has been no offer from any other club and as long as this is the case he will stay."

 

 

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3 weeks ago
Lukaku inflicts defeat on Aston Villa

Substitute Romelu Lukaku inspired Chelsea to victory over Aston Villa yesterday as he was finally made the focal point in Thomas Tuchel's side.

Lukaku Inspires Chelsea Victory
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3 weeks ago
Crazy Boxing Day

There is always the hope that the Boxing Day fixtures serve up pure entertainment and this year's did not disappoint. Check out our round-up of the 3pm kick-offs below.

Boxing Day Round-Up
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3 weeks ago
Premier League breakthrough stars of the year

There has been an abundance of fresh young talent emerging in the Premier League over the last 12 months. particularly English youngsters. We have decided who the standouts have been in 2021. Find out more below.

PL Breakthrough Stars Of 2021
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