Video - Mourinho: 'I thought I would love VAR… I was wrong'00:50 Unlike in most other competitions, Premier League referees have been told by the PGMOL, which is responsible for match officials in the English game, to use pitchside monitors sparingly, instead relying on what video assistants tell them.
The best player on the pitch was the youngest, the 22-year-old Ghanaian Samuel Kuffour. He and his fellow marker Thomas Linke nagged United’s forwards incessantly, while Jens Jeremies did the same in midfield. Matthaus, who started as a sweeper, was asked by Hitzfeld to move up into midfield where possible so that Jeremies could push up closer to Beckham.
But Norwich hit back when Ryan Sessegnon brought down Max Aarons inside the box and Teemu Pukki fired the spot-kick beyond Hugo Lloris, who made his return after three months out with a dislocated shoulder. Buoyed by that goal, the Canaries took the game to their opponents as they looked to snatch what would have been an unexpected but priceless win in their battle against the drop. Todd Cantwell's cross was cut out with Pukki lurking unmarked inside the box before Cantwell lashed well over from the edge of the box.
Schalke have one clean sheet in their last five matches and have conceded a massive eight goals in just their last two matches. They were whipped 3-0 by Koln in their last match, that coming after a 5-0 loss to Leipzig and in their last match against Bayern Munich, they lost 5-0. This faceoff looks very gloomy for Schalke though they may bear some hope, by the fact that they have lost just two of their 13 home matches this season.
About 10,000 people were able to join. Verdict: Seems to make sense, no? Why not?There are some drawbacks, though. Firstly, will you just spend the whole 90 minutes scrutinising your own appearance, like we definitely don't do during our morning editorial meeting?Also, Zoom fatigue is a real thing. A lot of us use these video conferences for work now - do we really want that encroaching into the footie?Socially distanced seatingIf all else fails, why not actually just put people in stadiums, but limit the amount of fans that are allowed to enter and make them sit apart?This is what happened at the Hungarian Cup final on Wednesday.
After a mediocre 14th placed finish in League 2 last term, little was expected of Oldham coming into this season. As predicted, the side have done little to turn heads in the division so far and haven't looked a strong force, coming into the New Year in 18th place with just 26 points from 23 matches.
Barca trail La Liga leaders Real Madrid by one point after 24 games and can put Zinedine Zidane's side under pressure ahead of their game at Levante later on Saturday, a week after they stumbled to a 2-2 home draw with Celta Vigo. Real will look to Eden Hazard for inspiration after the Belgian made a promising return to action against Celta, almost three months after suffering a serious ankle injury.
Posted at 90'+4' Foul by David McGoldrick (Sheffield United). Posted at 90'+3' Foul by Teemu Pukki (Norwich City). Posted at 90'+3' Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half. SubstitutionPosted at 90' Substitution, Sheffield United. Sander Berge replaces Oliver McBurnie because of an injury.
Subs - Cavani 6, Verratti 5, Kehrer 5. Galatasaray - Muslera 5, Mariano 4, Donk 4, Marcao 5, Nagatomo 5, N’Zonzi 4, Belhanda 5, Lemina 5, Seri, 5 Bayram 4, Mor 4. Subs - Falcao 4, Inan 5, Ozbayrakli 3. KEY MOMENTS 15’ GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. NO! PSG believe that they have scored the opening goal, but it's chalked off for offside.
Along with the likes of Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe, supported by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal might not be looking at mid-table mediocrity after all. Did you know? Saka's goal was his first in the league for Arsenal. Aged 18 years 303 days, he is the second-youngest English player to score in the Premier League for the Gunners, after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain against Blackburn in February 2012 (18 years 173 days).
Burnley's 2-1 win at Southampton saw their European hopes boosted as they moved up to 10th but Wolves couldn't close the gap on the top four, drawing 0-0 with 10-man Leicester. Sheffield United came from behind to earn a dramatic win over Bournemouth, while Everton stretched their unbeaten run to five games with a 3-1 win at home to Crystal Palace. Elsewhere, Watford missed the chance to move out of the relegation zone as Adrian Mariappa's own goal gifted Brighton a draw.
Probably this odds will be smaller tonight or tomorrow and I will take that earlier, what is for me very real and ok to try. So, Junior Sevan is team who was very efficient in last period and they are in last three matches played every time with three or more goals, and in that period, it was 1-2, 5-0 and 4-4. On the other side, 2-0, 2-1 and 7-2 are guests played in last three matches. It is clear that in this moment, both od this rivals are playing efficient, so I will try the same and here. It is real.
Club Brugge are big favorites in this game, but the home team is a team that plays at home much good and in the last 4 games in their home ground they have managed to score 2 goals 3 times each. I believe that they will be able to find the net at least once in this match, and on the other hand, I expect at least 2 goals from the Club Brugge, and certainly they can do more than that, since they are playing really well this season.
With at least eight games left to play Celtic are 13 points clear of Rangers in the Premiership, while Hearts are four points behind Hamilton Academical at the bottom. It is now up to the SPFL to demonstrate either of the two criteria has been met should they move to stop the current campaign now. The league has said it is committed to consulting with top flight clubs before making a final decision, with Aberdeen one of those to ask that options to finish the campaign are examined.
FC Istarvshan host FC Isfara IA friendly match. Both teams come from Tajikistan, from small cities. FC Istaravshan are the better team here without any doubt, they compete in the 1st Tajikistan Football League, while FC Isfara are from the 2nd league.
His unshakeable reverence for the beautiful game earned him the admiration of team mates and opponents alike. Bobby was my football idol. I looked up to him. I was so proud to have played against him,\" German great Franz Beckenbauer once said of Moore. Moore will always be linked to that summer afternoon at Wembley, but perhaps the match that cemented his legacy came four years later in Mexico when England were beaten 1-0 in a group game by a sensational Brazil side inspired by Pele.
Mikel Arteta earned his first win as Arsenal boss as the Gunners produced a powerful first-half performance to beat a lacklustre Manchester United. The visitors, who were without the injured Paul Pogba, actually began brightly, but the game took a different turn on eight minutes when Nicolas Pepe steered in his fifth goal of the season after Sead Kolasinac's cross was deflected to him. That led to a first half in which the hosts were in control and Pepe hit the post before they doubled their lead when his corner was smashed in from close range by Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
Shaqiri has been restricted to only 10 appearances for Liverpool across all competitions and Italian media has reported that AS Roma want the 28-year-old Swiss playmaker on loan until the end of the season. However, Klopp underlined the importance of squad depth as Liverpool seek to secure their first league title in 30 years and defend their Champions League crown in the second half of the season.
Beth Mead scored a late consolation for the Gunners but it was all Chelsea in Borehamwood, who are now poised to leapfrog both Arsenal and City owing to their game in hand. The visitors got the ball rolling through England's stunning strike after just ten minutes, doubling their advantage after Kerr's header and completing the early ambush when Ingle struck a superb 20-yard volley into the corner.
While Fiorentina have ultimately disappointed this season, Inter have been flying. For the first time in many years, there's a team looking seriously hungry for the title other than Juventus and that team is most certainly Sunday's visitors.