Sheffield United 1-1 Brighton: Blades drop points in Champions League chase after Neal Maupay equalizes only four minutes after Enda Stevens gave hosts the lead
- Enda Stevens gave Sheffield United the opener 26 minutes in the match
- Brighton made equal to the eighth goal of Neal Maupay
- Both parties had chances in the second half but had to contend with one point each
- Brighton felt as if John Lundstram should have seen a late red card
- VAR assessed the challenge on Lewis Dunk but decided not to show red
It says a lot about the increased ambition of Sheffield United – in particular in the light of the impending European ban from Manchester City – that a result to keep them in sixth position in the Premier League is received with regret.
But that was the dominating emotion at another capacity and captivated by the crowd here at Bramall Lane.
Chris Wilder & # 39; s namesake Deontay is dealing punches with Tyson Fury & # 39; night in Las Vegas, but the Blades boss was frustrated because his party was unable to hit his own knockout. countries, despite the dominance of visitors.
Yes, the point sees h and move with fifth placed tracks with Jose Mourinho's side here in early April, but you thought this was a missed opportunity.
The stadium announcer roared quite rightly before the kickoff that there has never been a better time to be a Blade and they took a well-deserved 26 minute lead through defender Enda Stevens.
United was smart at working at a fast corner – short and giving Ollie Norwood room to choose a man – so Brighton would have been relieved when Dan Burn stood up.
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Sheff Utd (3-5-2): Henderson 6; Basham 6, Egan 6, O & Connell 6.5; Baldock 6.5, Berge 6 (Lundstram 81), Norwood 6.5, Fleck 7.5, Stevens 7 (Osborn 46, 6); McBurnie 6.5, Sharp 6 (McGoldrick 74, 5.5)
Subs not used: Jagielka, Verrips, Mousset, Retsos
Scorers : Stevens 26
Brighton (5-2-1-2) : Ryan 6; Schelotto 6 (Trossard 75, 5), Dunk 6, Webster 6, Duffy 6, Burn 6.5; Bissouma 6.5, Propper 5.5; Mooy 6; Maupay 6.5 (Bernardo 90), Murray 5.5 (Connolly 75, 5)
Subs not used : Trossard, Gross, Jahanbakhsh, March, Button, Bernardo, Connolly
Scorers: Maupay 30
Bookings : Bissouma, Propper
] Referee : Graham Scott 7
But such a delay was short-lived and Stevens took one touch to check before sending the top corner from 18 meters with the left foot. It was a stunning performance and one that brought a collective sigh of appreciation when it was shown in the ground again.
The knives were in fifth position in the live table, but their height lasted only four minutes. At about half an hour, Albion was at a level when Neal Maupay broke a target drought of nine games as he stooped to reach Adam Webster's knockdown.
It was a soft concession from a home perspective and Wilder & # 39; s disappointment told on the sidelines.
He was just as charged moments later when George Baldock, after he had done well to intercept and kill a promising Brighton counter, he then decided to cross his own six-meter-long area. dribble.
Ezequiel Schelotto slipped to challenge Baldock and the defender was lucky to see the ball wriggle through the post at the cost of a corner.
The hosts lost the excellent Stevens by half the calf injury time, yet they came from the most threatening of the parties.
An amazing scrambling from a corner saw Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan tremble at the feet of Oli McBurnie in the goal mouth, while John Fleck was unlucky to see an ambitious whistle inch through the upright.
Ryan then denied McBurnie in the close post in the final stage and Brighton resisted taking home the four-danger-free point.
Graham Potter and his side will take care of that, the same cannot be said of Wilder and his Champions League-chasing Blades.
& # 39; It's too early to talk because they can appeal & # 39 ;: Alexandre Lacazette warns that Arsenal cannot rely on the Manchester City ban if they want to qualify for the Champions League next season
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City was last banned from European competitions for the next two seasons because of breaches of the rules of Financial Fair Play, a UEFA decision that could open the door to the pursuit package of the Premier League .
Arsenal is now only six points out of fifth after Sunday's 4-0 win over Newcastle, in which Lacazette ended his nine games and waited for a goal.
But the Frenchman says tenth Arsenal should only worry about what they can control.
As to whether City has the Gunners team about a possible return of the Champions League, he said: & I think it's early to talk because they can appeal the And it often happens in football that, what they say, it is canceled.
& # 39; So we just concentrate on ourselves and we just play our football. & # 39;
Arsenal has a favorable series of games in the coming weeks, but their No. 9 insisted: & Even without this we just want to win for the team and fans and be as high as possible. & # 39 ;
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Lacazette created the third goal of Arsenal in the Emirates before replacing himself in the final phase of the match. He was harassed by his teammates after he finally finished one of the worst streaks in his career.
"I am really very happy because I have waited a long time for this. I was also touched by the way all my teammates reacted when I scored that goal. It means a lot to me and a lot to the spirit that we have in the team. This is good, "he said.
" It was really difficult and complicated, because sometimes I had a few games without chances, sometimes I missed or the goalkeeper made it. Of course, for a striker, it's always difficult to not to score, but it happens in football Hopefully it will be the last time for me.
Manager Mikel Arteta dropped him on the bench for the visit to Newcastle and gave Eddie Nketiah a rare chance to lead
But Arteta later revealed that he had told Lacazette that he would score after his arrival, and so it turned out
& # 39; He spoke to me to give me confidence, & # 39; Lacazette said. "He demands many things. I would not say that he is strict, but he knows what he wants and if it is not good, we know that we also play s ***. He is a good coach. "
Nicolas Pepe shone for the Gunners in the 4-0 victory, scored one and created two goals.
After the difficult start of the winger in England, Lacazette is convinced that we will soon see the best of their £ 72 million record signature.
& # 39; I always said we should be patient with him – he is still young, he came from another competition and it is always different," Lacazette said.
& # 39; I think the Premier League is the most difficult competition in the world, so you have to be nice with new players like him. He is someone who needs trust and if you give him confidence, he is better. He only needs time to understand what the competition is like and now we can see a very good Nicolas Pepe. & # 39;
About whether he advised Pepe about the transition from France to England, Lacazette added: & # 39; Yes, a little, but it's always hard because everyone is different. Everyone reacts differently in situations. I talk to him a bit, but he can just teach himself over time. & # 39;
Manchester United tells Inter to hurry up if they want Romelu Lukaku after they have rejected the original £ 54 million bid, because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has just over two weeks to sign the replacement
- Man United has warned Inter The time in Milan is almost to sign Romelu Lukaku
- . The club values the striker at £ 90m, but Inter was unable to match the price
- The Old Trafford side has several goals as the Belgian international departure
Inter had rejected an opening bid of £ 54 million over the weekend and is now considering an improved offer for the Belgian striker.
United, who wants to get back the total compensation of £ 90 million it took to sign Lukaku from Everton two years ago, will try to replace him if he is sold.
But an earlier Premier League tra nsfer deadline of August 8 means they have a little more than two weeks to complete the deal and sign a new striker. point after which Lukaku cannot be sold because they do not have time to bring a replacement.
Solskjaer knows that he cannot enter the season with only Marcus Rashford as a recognized striker, although he plans to use a more fluid forward line this season.
Anthony Martial is likely to play a more central role more often, but United knows it would be unfair to rely too heavily on Mason Greenwood, despite the teen's impressive performance on tour.
ROMELU LUKAKU 2018-19
Appearance: 22 (10)
Number of shots per game: 1.7
Air duels won per game: 2.9
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They have different goals in mind as Lukaku goes, although it is clear that Nicolas Pepe from Lille is not one of them.
United is in a similar position above Harry Maguire after Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers warned that there is a time limit for their bid to sign back the £ 80m-valued England center after two bid failures.
They expect to make a slightly improved bid for Sean Longstaff valued at £ 50m by Newcastle, while United believes he is worth closer to £ 20m.
Old Trafford chief Ed Woodward has stayed in England to rsee negotiations, missing his first pre-season tour since taking the reins in 2013.
Woodward has three weeks less than normal to transfer activities from to complete the club as he wants to add £ 65m to Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Dan James this summer.
He continues to work without a technical director, but United still intends to play this role, despite promoting Nicky Butt as head of the development of the first team. , Nick Cox replacing him as head of the club's academy
Although Butt reports to Solskjaer and is on the technical board, it is clear that he has no control over the transfer policy and United still has a technical appoint the director to work with the manager.
Club sources say the search is ongoing, but after striving to have someone in place this summer, it is likely later in the year.
Barcelona and Real Madrid & # 39; join Manchester United for pursuit of Captain Jack Grealish of Aston Villa & # 39;
- Manchester United faces unlikely competition for Jack Grealish of Aston Villa
- ] The 24-year-old was in exceptional form for relegation-threatened Villa
- This week, Grealish was their No. 1 target this summer
United had made the 24-year-old a top priority this summer but now have a struggle on their hands to convince him to move to Old Trafford.
His sparkling form for Villa threatened with degradation has led the Spanish giants to follow him for a potential summer deal, according to The Sun .
It is a battle for United, who this week had designated him as their number 1 target for James Maddison, who is ready to ward off any interest and stay in Leicester. of Champions League football. They are currently six points from Chelsea in fourth place.
Grealish has been exceptional for Villa this season, leading the Carabao Cup final, contributing nine goals and five assists.
It is after Neil Warnock begged United to sign Grealish, believing that he has a similar image to club legend Eric Cantona.
& # 39; Man Uni ted is in a situation where they just have to pay the money that shouldn't be now, & he said talkSPORT .
& # 39; I think he would be a great asset to them. I think it's made to measure.
& # 39; I don't want you to use it sillily [sic] but you know when you think about Cantona and the kind of people who just have something magical.
& # 39; He just fits that bill as a young man, he doesn't think and I think he would be a great signing. & # 39;
Manchester United & # 39; will pursue Kalidou Koulibaly & # 39; speed up because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finds the Napoli man & # 39; the perfect partner for Harry Maguire & # 39;
- Manchester United haven & # 39; given up when signing the defender Kalidou Koulibaly
- They will renew their efforts in the summer after they have not reached him so far
- He is assessed for £ 90 million and is interested in other European top clubs
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has so far failed in his attempts to lure the Napoli defender to Old Trafford.
However, the British boss is said to be willing to make Koulibaly the best paid player at the club, he has to participate.
He will also have to pay a hefty transfer fee, with the Senegal internation estimated at around £ 90 million.
Koulibaly is one of the top rated defenders in Europe and has understandably attracted a lot of interest from other clubs such as PSG, Chelsea and Real Madrid.
The French champions were willing to offer him a salary of £ 10.2 million a year in January, although he remains a Napoli player for the time being.
Sir Alex Ferguson had discussed a possible step to united last summer, before the club chose Harry Maguire instead.
It is believed that Solskjaer believes that Maguire and Koulibaly will form a perfect defensive combination at the rear.
Tottenham is the LAST one to blame for this situation … it is not fun & # 39 ;: Jose Mourinho touches Inter Milan for behavior in pursuit of Christian Eriksen
- Jose Mourinho focused on the handling by Inter Milan of a move for Christian Eriksen
- The Danish playmaker was omitted from the FA Cup side of Tottenham on Saturday
- Mourinho is angry with the delay in getting his exit across the line
Jose Mourinho criticized the behavior of Inter Milan on Saturday evening after Christian Eriksen, who was about to move to the San Siro, was omitted from the team of Tottenham who signed with Southampton in their FA Cup fourth round draw.
Mourinho seemed unhappy that the transfer saga had lasted so long and that Spurs was about to lose a player of Eriksen & # 39; s quality, although the performance of Giovani Lo Celso in St Mary & # 39; s Stadium provided some comfort for the Deen's absence.
& # 39; You can read what you want to read in him who is not here, & # 39; said Mourinho about Eriksen.
I don't want to say anything. I don't want to say anything. I just want to say that this situation should not happen on January 25 – and it is not Tottenham's fault that we are in this situation on January 25.
& # 39; The only thing I can say is that Eriksen has been behaving in a very, very professional way with me and with the team since my arrival.
& # 39; Tottenham is the last to be blamed for this situation, but on January 25 in a situation like this one, it's no fun. & # 39;
Mourinho also made it clear that Danny Rose had been omitted from Spurs 23 because he had not chosen him, not because he had been injured. Rose and Mourinho allegedly collided with each other during training – something Mourinho denied – although the manager did not want to defuse the situation. absence.
& # 39; My decision is based on performance and based on my analysis. We have left Ben Davies for a long time, we have Danny, we have Japhet Tanganga, who is not a left back, but very solid and focused.
& # 39; It is difficult for him [Tanganga] to make a mistake even playing in a position that is not his position and Ryan Sessegnon is a 19-year-old child who learns how to defend and of course his natural appetite is offensive. So we have four options and this is my decision. & # 39;
Bruno Fernandes was able to play on Tuesday in the semi-finals of Sporting Lisbon's League Cup as Manchester United stall in the chase of the midfielder
Liverpool & Chelsea challenge in the pursuit of productive RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner & # 39; while both sides try to strengthen attack options
- Jurgen Klopp is considered a long-term admirer of RB Leipzig Timo Werner
- The 23-year-old Germany international has scored 20 league goals this season
- The attacker has also attracted interest from Bayern Munich and Real Madrid
Werner is one of the most coveted attackers in the European competition and has attracted interest from Bayern Munich and Real Madrid as well as the two Premier League parties.
And initially it was the Blues who appeared to be in pole position for the 23-year-old Germany international after their transfer ban was lowered at the end of last year.
But Jurgen Klopp is also a fan of the Leipzig striker – who has scored 20 goals so far in 18 Bundesliga appearances is seasonally – and is now ready to take on Frank Lampard to get his man.
The news comes after Werner himself expressed an interest in playing in the Premier League.
He told the German newspaper Bild : & # 39; The Premier League is certainly the most interesting competition, you must say.
& # 39; There is a certain flair to watch the English league and play there. & # 39;
But while Liverpool and Chelsea may be fighting for its services, Bayern is not participating in the battle for the rush hour.
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Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic told the same German outlet: & Timo Werner is a good player who played an excellent first half of the season.
& # 39; However, we have Robert Lewandowski. Robert is a striker who fits perfectly with our playing style.
& # 39; Robert has the ability to orientate in a small space, the technology to move around in small spaces, and to find extraordinary solutions with the ball.
& # 39; With his speed, Timo Werner needs more space that he had in the system that Leipzig played. The system at RB has now changed, but it is still not as tight at the front as with us. & # 39;
Newcastle & # 39; s pursuit of the much-requested striker Jarrod Bowen received a timely boost … because the representative of Hull Star has long been associated with Steve Bruce
- Hull City will Jarrod Bowen offering a new bumper contract offer to stay in the club
- The 23-year-old attracts serious interest from various Premier League clubs
- The contract offered will double his current salary as Hull clings to star man
Newcastle United & chances to £ 15 million Hull City striker to sign Jarrod Bowen has been encouraged by Steve Bruce & # 39; s old co-worker Peter Chapman who gets a new key role in the player's future.
Clubs interested in signing Bowen have been told that Chapman will be Bowen's representative in all discussions, rather than his permanent agents.
Chapman played an important role in Bruce, who was named Hull's manager in 2012 as his honorary president of the club and is perfectly placed to act as a channel between Newcastle and Hull owners Assem and Ehab Allam.
Hull City is set to offer Jarrod Bowen a new bumper contract in the midst of Premier League interest
Bowen is desperate to leave Hull after having scored 39 goals since August 2018 and is regularly at the top of the championship scorecards.
A number of clubs, including Newcastle, West Brom and Leicester have shown interest in the 23-year-old attacker, but Hull has so far resisted the pressure to sell for fear that it is a potential promotional challenge would derail.
Bruce withdrew from the race for Bowen in the summer transfer period due to Hull & # 39; s £ 20 million asking price, but a deal could be made with concerned Chapman.
When Bruce resigned from Hull in 2016, he said: & Special appreciation goes to honorary president Peter Chapman, who played a pat to bring me to the club in 2012. He worked tir elessly in the past four years and I am extremely grateful. & # 39;
& # 39; The Premier League is simply the most interesting & # 39 ;: Chelsea boosted the pursuit of Real Madrid goal Timo Werner while revealing the desire to play in England … but insists that he & # 39; no worries & # 39; makes about leaving RB Leipzig
- Chelsea are interested in Timo Werner after reducing their transfer ban
- Real Madrid reportedly queued of £ 68 million for him this summer
- Werner praised the Premier League but did not rule out a move to Spain
- The star of RB Leipzig says that he is not looking for movement in the January Transfer Window
Chelsea appears to be in pole position to sign RB Leipzig assassin Timo Werner after admitting he wants to test himself in the Premier League.
And although Spanish giants Real Madrid allegedly consider considering a move for him, Werner seems to set his sights on moving to England.
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Chelsea wants their transfer ban lowered, and Werner told the German newspaper Bild : & # 39; The Premier League is certainly the most interesting competition, you have to say.
& # 39; There is a certain flair to watch the English competition and play there. & # 39;
However, with Real also in connection with a £ 68 million move for Werner this summer, the 23-year-old was quick to rule out a possible switch to La Liga.
He added: & # 39; But many Germans have also been very successful in Spain, as Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil think. & # 39;
Leipzig is probably not reached d to cash Werner this month because they are looking to win their first ever Bundesliga title.
And luckily for them, the former Stuttgart star says he & # 39; not worry & # 39; about securing a move in January.
& # 39; From now on I don't want to go anywhere else, & # 39; he said.