News That Matters

Tag: player

Alexis Sanchez can still be a ‘magnificent player’ for Manchester United, insists Arsenal legend Ray Parlour

Alexis Sanchez can still be a ‘magnificent player’ for Manchester United, insists Arsenal legend Ray Parlour

Sports
COMETH THE MAN talkSPORT co-host says the Chilean has a real chance to prove himself against Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday night Ray Parlour believes Alexis Sanchez can still be a ‘magnificent player’ for Manchester United and has a great chance to show it in Monday night’s FA Cup showdown with Chelsea. The Chilean has been a huge disappointment since arriving at Old Trafford from Arsenal in January 2018, having scored just five goals in a little over 12 months at the club. But, caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes there’s still a player there, and Arsenal legend Parlour agrees. Alexis Sanchez has not lived up to expectations at Old Trafford Sanchez has been in and out of the team since ...
Chelsea vs Tottenham player ratings: The best and worst from Carabao Cup clash at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs Tottenham player ratings: The best and worst from Carabao Cup clash at Stamford Bridge

Sports
BIG GAME The Blues claimed glory over Spurs in a dramatic penalty shoot-out Chelsea booked their place in the Carabao Cup final after beating Tottenham in a penalty shoot-out at Stamford Bridge. N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard put the Blues 2-1 up on aggregate before Fernando Llorente forced penalties. Eric Dier and Lucas Moura missed for the north Londoners and the home side were perfect from the spot to set up a date with Manchester City in the final next month. Chelsea star Eden Hazard Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga: No chance with Llorente’s close-range header. Saved very well from Moura at the key time in the shoot-out. 6 Cesar Azpilicueta: An assured performance as ever from the captain and blasted home perfect penalty. 6 Antonio R...
Emiliano Sala: Missing Cardiff City FC player 'sent message from plane'

Emiliano Sala: Missing Cardiff City FC player 'sent message from plane'

Sports
The search for a missing aircraft that was carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala has resumed.The Argentine striker, 28, was one of two people on board the plane which lost contact off Alderney in the Channel Islands on Monday night.Sala reportedly sent a WhatsApp voice message to family, saying he was "really scared".Media in Argentina reported that he said: "I'm on a plane that looks like it's going to fall apart."Five aircraft and two lifeboats scoured more than 1,000 sq miles for traces of the Piper Malibu plane on Tuesday with two planes continuing the search on Wednesday.But John Fitzgerald, chief officer of Channel Islands Air Search, said: "Sadly, I really don't think, personally, there is any hope."I think even t...
Dele Alli: Police investigate after Tottenham player hit on head by bottle at Arsenal

Dele Alli: Police investigate after Tottenham player hit on head by bottle at Arsenal

Sports
Police are investigating an incident that saw Tottenham's Dele Alli struck on the head by a plastic bottle during their 2-0 win at Arsenal on Wednesday.The bottle was thrown from the crowd at Emirates Stadium during the Carabao Cup quarter-final.England midfielder Alli, 22, was hit near the touchline as Arsenal prepared to take a throw-in in the 73rd minute. The Metropolitan Police says it is working with Arsenal to try to identify the person responsible.Arsenal have told BBC Sport they are examining CCTV to find the person who threw the bottle, but police say no arrests have been made.The Football Association is aware of the incident and will support the police and clubs as they look into th...
Dele Alli: Tottenham player hit on head by bottle during Carabao Cup tie v Arsenal

Dele Alli: Tottenham player hit on head by bottle during Carabao Cup tie v Arsenal

Sports
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli was struck on the head by a plastic bottle thrown from the crowd during the Carabao Cup quarter-final at Arsenal.The 22-year-old was hit near the touchline as Arsenal prepared to take a throw-in during the second half at Emirates Stadium.He reacted with a 2-0 gesture to fans - referencing the scoreline at the time. Arsenal have told BBC Sport they are already examining CCTV to find the person who threw the bottle. Alli had earlier scored the second goal and Spurs went on to reach the semi-finals with a 2-0 victory.Wednesday's incident follows a banana skin being thrown towards Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the Premier League match between the side...