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Premier League not discussing circuit break amid rise in coronavirus cases
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Premier League not discussing circuit break amid rise in coronavirus cases

In the midst of a spike in coronavirus cases in the game, the Premier League is not considering the prospect of a circuit break to halt the season. West Brom manager Sam Allardyce calling for a halt. This halt could drive to try to minimize the number of incidents, however, no club has taken the idea to the league. "When I listen to the news the variant virus transmits quicker than the original virus [so] we can only do the right thing which has a circuit breaker," Allardyce said after his side's 5-0 defeat by Leeds. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however asked questions about the completion of the league which is already so fixture congested. "I can't see the benefit in having a circuit break, whatever it's going to be called," Solskjaer said. "Because when are we going to play the game...
Tottenham vs Fulham postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak
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Tottenham vs Fulham postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Tottenham's match against Fulham was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the west side of London. On Tuesday, the Athletic had exclusively announced that due to the number of positive COVID-19 tests among Fulham's players and staff, the game was in question. The Premier League appears to have full faith in its COVID-19 protocols. And they are sure they be able to continue playing the fixtures as planned, with low numbers of positive tests across the vast majority of clubs. Tottenham released a statement on Wednesday afternoon. It read: "We can confirm that our Premier League home fixture against Fulham, scheduled to take place this evening (Wednesday 30 December), has been postponed. "The Premier League informed us of the decision this afternoon, with Fulham having requested...
PL : 18 player test positive for coronavirus
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PL : 18 player test positive for coronavirus

In its latest round of testing, the Premier League has reported 18 positive COVID-19 tests among players and employees. From December 21-27, a total of 1,479 players and club staff members were checked. In accordance with government guidelines, the 18 persons that have tested positive are all self-isolating. The 18 positive tests represent the largest number of positive COVID results announced publicly by the Premier League since the start of the weekly tests. The latest positives won’t hamper the league as a whole though. It is more than double the previous round of testing. Between December 14-20, seven positive tests were registered for the test round. It is also the biggest total recorded since COVID-19 testing started in the Premier League. Due to COVID-19 outbreaks at N...
Manchester United vs Wolves: Preview and Team Lineups
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Manchester United vs Wolves: Preview and Team Lineups

Manchester United must be determined to return to winning ways in the Premier League. They welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Old Trafford for Tuesday evening's showdown. Man United drew at Leicester while Wolves kept Tottenham to a 1-1 stalemate on Sunday evening. Both teams came away with a point from their most recent meetings. The away record of Manchester United in the top flight is nothing short of sensational. And Leicester City faced an uphill fight to be the ones to end the 10-game Premier League winning streak of the Red Devils on the road. The clash between two Champions League-chasing sides of Boxing Day lived up to its billing. And a late Axel Tuanzebe's own goal ensured that Leicester walked away with a point. Harvey Barnes had initially levelled the scores, des...
Solskjaer wants Cavani to extend his Old Trafford stay
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Solskjaer wants Cavani to extend his Old Trafford stay

In October, Cavani signed a one-year contract with the option of another season. Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after working with the Uruguayan forward heaped praise. The Norwegian boss said, 'The club has every intention of extending the contract of Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford”. And Solskjaer was so impressed by the 33-year-old that the club is already considering the possibility of extending his stay. "At the moment, it looks like he has a few years left in him so I wouldn't say anything else," Solskjaer said. "He has made a great impact when he has come here. "Let's focus on improving everyone but he has a few years left in him. He is so meticulous and professional, his habits and everything about him shows why he has had the career he has. Even at the age, he is ...
West Brom hold Liverpool at Anfield
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West Brom hold Liverpool at Anfield

Liverpool were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Sunday. As Liverpool struggled to open up a five-point lead at the top, Semi Ajayi scored a late equalizer to cancel out Sadio Mane's first-half opener.After 12 minutes, when Matip clipped the ball into Mane. He then chested it down and rifled a shot past West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnston. Liverpool dominated possession from the first minute and opened the scoring. The hosts struggled to collect several clear-cut opportunities after the goal. But with their crosses into the box, fullbacks Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold presented a constant threat. Liverpool had enjoyed 87 % possession in the first half and no West Brom player had made more than 8 passes. In the second half, t...
Arsenal end winless run against Chelsea
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Arsenal end winless run against Chelsea

For their first league win in almost two months, Arsenal defeated London rivals Chelsea 3-1. Goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka, and Bukayo Saka raised the pressure on coach Mikel Arteta. Arsenal had failed to win any of their previous seven league games. In the 35th minute, Kieran Tierney was adjudged to have been clipped by Reece James. Lacazette sent Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy the wrong way from the spot and scored with a cool head. Arsenal, missing some first-choice starters, took the lead. Xhaka lifted an irresistible free-kick over the wall and beyond Mendy's dive nine minutes later. Frank Lampard, a clearly disappointed Chelsea coach, attempted to turn the tide at half-time. He replaced out-of-form German striker Timo Werner with winger Callum Hudson-Odoi ...
Wolves players banned from shopping amid new coronavirus surge
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Wolves players banned from shopping amid new coronavirus surge

Wolves also instructed their players to defend themselves during the first national lockdown in March by avoiding trips to the supermarket. Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo wants the Premier League to implement twice-weekly Covid-19 checks in England for players and workers. The club has now responded by arranging their entire squad's shopping trips. "We have a staff to go shopping and to the supermarkets for them," Nuno said ahead of Sunday's home game with Tottenham, live on Sky Sports. "We have to avoid any kind of risk because we have a small squad and we have problems with some players out." But Nuno is not concerned by Tottenham, who are in Tier 4 London where people are told to stay at home and not travel outside the area, visiting Molineux. "Absolutely no problems a...
PSG prepare Pochettino-Eriksen reunion
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PSG prepare Pochettino-Eriksen reunion

The vacant place at Paris Saint-Germain is linked to former Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino. And reports of a bid for Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen immediately emerged. Eriksen has played 255 matches over six seasons under the Argentine coach at Spurs. Under Pochettino, only Harry Kane and Heung-min Son scored more goals than Eriksen's 58 at Spurs, but the pair have never won a title together. Denmark International has been connected with a move away from the Nerazzurri. He has been failing to secure the starting line-up of a role coach Antonio Conte. Inter is reportedly interested in Leandro Paredes and stories in the Italian media earlier this month indicated a potential swap arrangement between the two. With Pochettino seemingly on his way to the French capital, t...
Cristiano Ronaldo: The best Premier League transfer
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Cristiano Ronaldo: The best Premier League transfer

In a list of the 20 greatest Premier League deals that the Transfer Show panel selected on a special Christmas Day program on Sky Sports News, Ronaldo came out on top. Along with Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, and Wayne Rooney, he was one of four Manchester United players in the top 10. In August 2003, United signed Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon for £12m. He has won eight big trophies in six seasons at Old Trafford, including three Premier League titles and the Champions League. Ronaldo has scored more than 750 goals, won 30 big trophies, five Ballon d'Ors and two Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year awards during a stellar career. Thierry Henry came second. In the summer of 1999, Arsenal signed him for £ 11m from Juventus. He became Invincible for eight seasons at Highbury, won two c...