AFC Wimbledon were heading for a sixth game without a win on Saturday until a late rally culminated in a stunning winner by Jake Reeves.With seconds left of the League Two clash with York and the score locked at 1-1, the midfielder brought the ball down on his chest and unleashed a brilliantly-controlled volley past the helpless Scott Flinders.The winner has put Wimbledon’s promotion bid back on track, with Neal Ardley’s side now just three points off a play-off place.
Man United are taking control of things in the transfer window.Not content with already having signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly, new manager Jose Mourinho seems to want to add more to his squad in a huge overhaul.Here, talkSPORT has the latest on the current rumours coming out of Old Trafford.Man United’s season begins on 13 August and you can follow how rivals Man City get on against Sunderland live on talkSPORT, then tune in to follow Man United’s match at Bournemouth. United to say goodbye to Will Keane, James Wilson and Tyler Blackett – Man Uniteds trio of youngsters are set to be moved on in manager Jose Mourinhos overhaul. Blackett, 22, was on loan at Celtic last season, while Wilson, 20, was at Brighton and is being courted by Fulham. Keane is on tour with the United first team right now and scored in the pre-season win against Wigan. However, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford there it will be hard to break through. Guillermo Varela is also likely to go. 5 Reece Oxford: Manchester rivals to fight for Oxford’s signature? Click the arrow above, right, to see more United transfer rumours – Apparently Oxford is valued at £15m by West Ham and Man City are the most recent club linked with West Ham whizz-kid Oxford. The 17-year-old is also being tracked by Man United as well as Bundesliga club Red Bull Leipzig. Man United set to snap up Brentford teenager Joshua Bohui – Man United are about to complete a deal for Brentford winger Bohui, according to the Manchester Everning News. The 17-year-old has recently represented Englands Under-17 side and as well as playing for the Bees youth team last season, he also impressed for the reserve squad. 5 John Stones to spark another transfer fight between Manchester clubs – Man City manager Pep Guardiola has been linked with Everton stopper Stones, but now Man United are in the frame, report The Times. Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho was linked with the 22-year-old during his time in charge of Chelsea and now it looks like he still wants him with a view to adding depth to a centre back department containing Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. 5 Paul Pogba happy to re-join United four years after leaving? – There is yet more news to bring you regarding Pogba. The Manchester Evening News note the absence of chief exec Ed Woodward from the pre-season tour to China amid rumours the Juve ace is happy to rejoin United. The club are reportedly willing to meet Juventus asking price and are said to have agreed personal terms with Pogbas agent Mino Raiola. Further reading: Five key challenges Mourinho must tackle. 5 5
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Getty Images 6 New job 6 Adam Webster is also being chased by Premier League new boys Aston Villa latest Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea TROPHY Southampton fans should be upbeat ahead of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first full season in charge.The Austrian replaced Mark Hughes with Saints in the relegation zone in December. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 6 Those three players would be stellar additions to Hasenhuttl’s side.So, how could Southampton line up next season? Getty Ray Parlour and Ally McCoist believe England can win the Women’s World Cup And he was able to guide Southampton to safety with an upturn in results which included impressive wins over Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton.Regularly switching between a back three and a back four, Hasenhuttl’s style of football has impressed the St Mary’s faithful.Southampton are set for a summer clear-out, however, with Fraser Forster, Wesley Hoedt, Cedric Soares, Sofiane Boufal and Guido Carrillo reportedly heading for the exit door.Selling those five players would free up funds and allow Hasenhuttl to bring in his own players. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Getty deals LATEST REVEALED Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions 6 4-4-2Southampton striker Danny Ings will be looking to kick on after an encouraging debut season on the south coast.The 26-year-old scored seven Premier League goals in a campaign which was disrupted by muscle injuries.Having a strike partner in Adams, who could cost up to £14million, would add even more pace to Southampton’s frontline.Hasenhuttl has used a flat and a diamond 4-4-2 formation at times and deployed Nathan Redmond as a makeshift striker.Adams’ potential arrival would allow Redmond to return to his natural position on the left wing, with James Ward-Prowse, whose game hugely improved under Hasenhuttl, on the opposite flank.Mooy could battle Southampton midfielders Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Mario Lemina and Oriol Romeu, for the two starting places in the middle of the park.Young right-back Yan Valery enjoyed a breakthrough season last term, while Ryan Bertrand is a consistent performer at left-back.In the heart of defence, Webster could partner Jan Bednarek, another player who benefited from Hasenhuttl’s arrival, with Angus Gunn in goal. The club have already signed Moussa Djenepo for £14million from Standard Liege.The 21-year-old winger, who put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal last month, could have to bide his time before regularly starting Premier League games.Southampton have also been linked with Birmingham star Che Adams, Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy and Bristol City’s in-demand defender Adam Webster. punished JIBE targets Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Getty Aaron Mooy could not prevent Huddersfield from dropping back down to the Championship last season The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star boost 6 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Ralph Hasenhuttl has endeared himself to Southampton fans How Southampton could line up in a 3-4-3 formation Southampton are trying to sign Birmingham talisman Che Adams Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers 3-4-3As previously mentioned, Hasenhuttl seemed to favour a back-three formation.It gave Valery and Bertrand more attacking freedom in the wide areas.If Ings’ injury problems persist, Adams, who netted 22 times last season, could lead the line with Ward-Prowse and Redmond close in support.Jack Stephens or Jannik Vestergaard could join Webster and Bednarek in defence. 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“I am not getting panicky or anxious about anything. We are dictating our own destiny here and we have to dictate it a bit better than we did in the last two league games.“That’s it. We are not there yet. I believe we will eventually get there but we have to approach the games and start the games better.”On Tierney, the Northern Irishman said: “He is seeing a specialist on Thursday. He is in too much discomfort to play. We will have to go with what we are advised by the specialist.“He has played for quite a while but he has got to the point where he is in too much pain.”It was another fine result for Paul Heckingbottom who replaced Lennon at Hibs in February and who has yet to lose in nine league games, although Celtic knocked them out of the William Hill Scottish Cup last month.Hibs keeper Ofir Marciano made several key saves during an open game but it was far from one-sided. Heckingbottom said: “In all honesty, disappointed that we didn’t win because you are greedy but really pleased with long parts of the game which is what we are about and how we want to play.“So delighted for the players, proud of them.” “It was very frustrating, from quality players all over the board,” said Lennon, who revealed left-back Kieran Tierney could be out for the rest of the season with an ongoing hip and pelvis problem which requires a trip to see a specialist.“I don’t know if there is anxiety there but there shouldn’t be. We need to approach the start of games as well as we did last week but we didn’t today and allowed Hibs to get a foothold.“If you are going for the title – the holidays aren’t here yet. Forget about the noise out there. ‘You can win it here, you can win it there’, you have to win the game and that’s what’s angering me because we are up and down at the minute.“The attitude of some of the players is not making me happy but I have told them what I expect from here on in. We looked lackadaisical, lacked physicality at times, energy and quality. Neil Lennon told his Celtic players they are not yet on holiday after drawing a blank in the 0-0 draw against Hibernian at Easter Road.The Ladbrokes Premiership leaders moved nine points ahead of Rangers with four games remaining, the first of which is at home to Kilmarnock next week.The former Celtic skipper, put in charge until the end of the season in February after the sudden departure of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester, has yet to lose in nine games and guided the club to the William Hill Scottish Cup final last week with a 3-0 win over Aberdeen.However, after a goalless draw against Livingston in the previous league game, he was far from pleased with what he witnessed in Leith.
Chief selector K. Srikkanth has apologised for the first time for the team’s dismal performance in the last few series and admitted that it is a transitional phase in Indian cricket.”I take responsibility as chief selector for what has happened. I accept the blame. I say sorry to the Indian public for doing badly. But we will bounce back ,” Srikkanth said in Aaj Tak’s Seedhi Baat programme.However, the former opening batsman said it was time to look to the future.”We have to look forward rather than crib about things that went wrong. Why cry over spilt milk?””I don’t believe in giving excuses. Sometimes you win, sometimes you don’t,” he said.Srikkanth believed that India was going through a cricketing recession.”This is a stressful period for Indian cricket, and the best way to emerge from this stress is to go through it. Look at Australia, England, West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka – all cricketing nations have gone down in the dumps but have emerged stronger. You can’t be on top all the time. It’s a cycle and all cricketing teams go through it,” he said.India has suffered back-toback 0-4 whitewashes in England and Australia during Srikkanth’s tenure.One of the bright spots in recent times has been the emergence of Virat Kohli and the chief selector lauded his mental strength.”Virat is willing to take responsibility in a crisis situation. He is a fighter. That shows his character,” he said.Srikkanth denied that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is over-burdened with leading the team in all three formats.He also refused to be drawn on issues regarding the rift between Dhoni and Virender Sehwag.Srikkanth also believed that Sachin Tendulkar should continue playing for as long as he wants.”Sachin is doing a great job, leave him alone! Leave the decision of retiring to Sachin – he knows what to do and what not to do. He has achieved a humanly impossible target,” he signed off.advertisement
Piyush Chawla has been a part of Kings XI Punjab since the first season and the team’s sluggish start has hardly helped the leggie’s cause. The 23-year-old was part of the World Cup winning squad but he has failed to make an impact in the international arena.He is however upbeat about a turnaround in both his and his IPL team’s fortunes and reckons Pune Warriors batsman Robin Uthappa is the most dangerous batsman in the Indian Premier League after Chris Gayle.”The start has not been good but there are enough games left for us to mount a comeback. Every team will go through a phase where they will lose some matches and it’s bound to happen in a league of this nature,” he said.He also rates Uthappa as the most dangerous batsman in the league after Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Gayle.”Robin is an impact batsman and can destroy any bowling line-up on his day. I think after Chris Gayle, he is the one who can alter the game’s complexion.”Being a leg-break bowler in T20s is not an easy task as players are always in an aggressive mode and there is also very less scope for trying out variations.But Piyush says he never allows those batterings to shake his confidence and he takes it in his stride.”Every game is a new one and as bowlers, especially in a format like IPL, bowlers will go for runs. The crowd loves to see big hits and it’s an important component of the game. But I always try to innovate with my bowling and am trying to come up with a new delivery that will bamboozle batsman,” said Piyush, who idolises Shane Warne and Anil Kumble.advertisementYuvraj Singh was his first captain for Kings XI Punjab and Piyush wants him to be a part of the Kings XI set up again.”If Yuvraj is available for the next season, we should have him in our team next time around.”His presence in the side lifts the spirits of the team when the chips are down and he inspires his teammates to give their best on the field. I want him to make a comeback as soon as possible,” he signed off.
San Miguel is returning to the ABL five years after winning the crown in 2013 with a team coached by Leo Austria.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Ray Parks rediscovered the form that made him the local Most Valuable Player last season, pouring a season-high 31 points, while imports Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee joined forces in overtime, contributing 20 points apiece as Alab improved to 7-4.It was Alab’s fifth win in the last six games—a run that coincided with the entry of Balkman and Brownlee, the import who led Ginebra to back-to-back Governor’s Cup titles last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingChong Son blew a double digit lead in the second half as Josh Urbiztondo broke out of his shooting slump to will the Filipinos back into the game, hitting three triples in the final three minutes to forge overtime.The victory came as a welcome respite for Alab as it searched for sponsors, after cutting ties with its initial backer, Tanduay, a couple of weeks ago, following disagreements with player and import selections. Sources said the team was informed of the San Miguel partnership after the win over Chong Son. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lady Blazers near Final Four berth PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Alab Pilipinas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter a shaky start in its second season in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), things are finally looking up for Alab Pilipinas.Not only has Alab brought down one of the early favorites in Chinese team Chong Son Kung Fu Lions, 94-91, in overtime on Wednesday night in Santa Rosa, Laguna, the Filipino ball club also secured a new backer in San Miguel Corp., which had a brief yet successful stint in the regional tournament.ADVERTISEMENT BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim
To keep air pollution at bay, the players of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos practiced at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi wearing masks, coach Miguel Angel Portugal said here on Sunday.”It’s a problem. We trained wearing masks. That is a problem not only for players but for the people as well,” Miguel told reporters here when quizzed whether the worsening air condition in the capital has affected their training schedule.”We were not allowed to go out during those days in Delhi and the players mostly stayed indoors,” Miguel said.The pollution worsened again on Sunday with officials warning of little relief in sight from the smog, which has even caused an airline to cancel flights to the world’s most polluted capital.The coach hoped the smog issue won’t be a problem during match days as they play their first home game on December 2 against NorthEast United.”I think by that time the issue won’t be there that much. As far as smog is concerned, the players release toxin while playing so it won’t affect them. It could be a problem for the normal people,” the Spanish coach added.Portugal earlier expressed that Indian football needs icons like cricket has Virat Kohli.”Indian football needs to develop players like (Indian cricket team captain) Virat Kohli who will then carry the team in the future and inspire youngsters to play the sport. The development of youngsters is very important for any country’s progress in a sport and this league will help in that,” Portugal said.advertisement
Transfers Mourinho not ruling out Man Utd move for ‘phenomenal’ Alexis Goal Last updated 1 year ago 01:40 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Manchester City Arsenal Premier League A. Sánchez The 29-year-old is wanted by Manchester City but the Red Devils have reportedly made a late swoop for the Arsenal man Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out a move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.The Chile international has been widely tipped to join Manchester City, either in the January window or when his contract runs out this summer, but United are reported to have entered the race.And in his press conference on Friday, the United boss did not deny his club could move for Alexis. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I don’t know if ethical or correct,” he told reporters.”The word we can find to be speaking about players of other clubs. If somebody speaks of one of my players to tell we are interested or we are not interested, I wouldn’t be very, very happy.”Sanchez is an Arsenal player, I don’t know but probably this weekend he is going to defend Arsenal colours so I don’t think it’s correct to say things about Alexis Sanchez.”At the general level what I can say is myself and the Manchester United board, the owners, we don’t believe a lot in the January market, we don’t believe in signing a player just to sign a player, just to do something, we don’t believe in that.“What we believe really is there are some players in football world if you have the chance to sign them in January, in March or in July, you have to try and that’s it.”But in relation to Alexis Sanchez I don’t say a word. The only word I can say is he is a phenomenal player, apart from that an Arsenal player and I feel I shouldn’t say much more than this.”Goal understands that City remain hopeful of signing Alexis, but they are wary of overpaying for the star, whom Arsenal value at £35 million.It was reported on Thursday that United have approached Arsenal regarding Alexis, although senior City sources are themselves unaware if that is merely mischief making – either on the part of agents or their rivals – or a genuine attempt to stage an eleventh hour coup.Alexis has made 21 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions this season, scoring eight goals and providing four assists.United have recruited aggressively under Mourinho’s management, spending £145.8m on Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic in the summer transfer window.