Kylian Mbappe booked for BLATANTLY scoring with his hand during PSG's Coupe de la Ligue semi-final victory over Reims
- Paris Saint-Germain beat Reims 3-0 to to book their place in Final Coupe de la Ligue
- PSG had one last chance to score a fourth goal in the 90th minute
- add the score
- After a scramble in the box, the ball fell for Kylian Mbappe who fell over
- While on the ground, Mbappe pushed the ball into the empty just with his hand
- The 21-year-old laughed when he was booked for the incident on Wednesday evening
The men of Thomas Tuchel entered the final thanks to the opener of Marquinhos, an own goal by Konan N & # 39; Clomande and a third by Nianzou Kouassi to complete the semi-final victory on Wednesday.
However, with the game said and done, Mbappe decided to take a yellow card for handling the ball in the net in the 90th minute.
The incident came after Mbappe played the ball against Neymar, who was struggling to get the ball out from under his feet, before a small scramble saw the ball roll in front of an empty net.
In the middle of scrambling, Mbappe tried to reach the ball, but was knocked down by Reims to defend Axel Disasi.
Without hesitation, the 21-year-old jumped with his ball towards the ball. outstretched arm and wiped it into an empty net, giving rise to opposition protests.
Referee Mikael closed with a clear view Lesage immediately finished the goal before he booked Mbappe for the unsporting behavior.
The PSG attacker saw the funny side of it, but only a few seconds before his party could celebrate that he had reached the final of this season's Coupe de la Ligue.
Paris Saint-Germain will take on Lyon in the April final.
Something very remarkable felt earlier this week when Pep Guardiola, completely unasked, for the upcoming & # 39; knockout games & # 39; referred extensively to how progression in those competitions becomes more difficult without winning rhythm.
Fulham and Manchester United may be on the horizon in the national cups, but it is reasonable to assume that the manager of Manchester City cast a glance at the Champions League. Real Madrid is now only a month away.
The city may have nothing to play for in the Premier League, but Guardiola hopes that these kinds of evenings and performances should prepare them for the bigger picture.
Everton: Pickford, Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Digne , Walcott (Niasse 88), Schneiderlin, Delph, Bernard (Davies 83), Kean (Coleman 71), Calvert-Lewin
Subs not used: Baines, Keane, Davies, Niasse, Gordon, Lossl
Objectives: Kean 30, Calvert-Lewin 54
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Newcastle: Dubravka, Hay , Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark (Lejeune 70), Ritchie, Almiron, Sean Longstaff, Matty Longstaff, Atsu (Krafth 62), Joelinton (Schar 78)
Subs not used: Shelvey, Darlow, Allan, Gibson
Objectives: Lejeune 90 + 4, Hayden 90 + 5
Manager: Steve Bruce
Referee: Simon Hooper
Chelsea v Arsenal, LIVE: Frank Lampard & # 39; s side view to complete competition double over London rivals and to strengthen top four references
- Chelsea wants to complete a competition double against London- rivals Arsenal
- The side of Frank Lampard lost away in the final stage at Newcastle on Saturday
- Arsenal was held by Sheffield United and both parties have need for a victory
- Follow all action of Stamford Bridge as happens here with Sportsmail
Frank Lampard and his side were stunned the last time they lost in Newcastle, but they will not be motivated if they organize Mikel Arteta's Arsenal.
With Chelsea floating in fourth position, Lampard wants to win a new victory to strengthen their position and will be delighted at the end of 2019 with their victory in the Emirates.
It promises to be a spectacle under the lights at Stamford Bridge, so follow all the action as it happens here with Sportsmail .
Liverpool against Manchester United, LIVE: the men of Solskjaer are upset against the runaway leaders of the Premier League while Red Devils strive for the first victory over Anfield in three years
- Liverpool hosts Manchester United at Anfield this afternoon at 4:30 pm GMT
- British viewers can watch Premier League action live at Sky Sports Main Event
- The side of Jurgen Klopp is favorite with against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer & # 39; s Red Devils
Jurgen Klopp will be hunting for only his third victory against United since his reign with the Reds, while the Reds want to continue their unbeaten streak in the league.
The men of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will build on their 4-0 win over Norwich last weekend while watching the leaders stop in their tracks, who lost only once in their tracks. last 10 games against them in the Premier League.
Sportsmail & # 39; s KIERAN JACKSON offers live coverage of Liverpool vs Man United in the Premier League including score updates, line-ups and setup.
Burnley vs Leicester, LIVE: latest score and updates while the Brendan Rodger men want to widen the gap to reach the Premier League top four
- Burnley hosts Leicester on Peat Moor today with kick off at 2:00 pm GMT
- Viewers from the UK can watch the Premier League clash on Sky Sports live
- The men of Brendan Rodger are favorite bookmakers to win their way clash
The men of Brendan Rodgers want to come back from their loss of 2-1 against Southampton last weekend and summarize their fine season so far
Meanwhile the men hope of Sean Dyche that they can secure their third Premier League win against City while trying to clear five points from the relegation zone have lost their last four games in the league.
Alec Fenn of Sportsmail will provide live Premier League coverage of Burnley vs Leicester City before, during and after the game.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang praised & # 39; superstar & # 39; Gabriel Martinelli after he had just watched him against Sheffield United … the youth is a natural finisher and seems destined to score many goals
- Gabriel Martinelli has an instinct that all born naturally finishers have
- The 18-year-old was in the right place to score against Sheffield United
- ] Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said that he has the right attitude to become a & # 39; superstar & # 39; to be
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sat high in the gallery and expressed his opinion on the 18-year-old from Arsenal to step in and fill the void left behind by his three-match ban.
& # 39; Gabi becomes a superstar & # 39 ;, Aubameyang wrote on Twitter before explaining this, not because of the goal, but because of the & # 39; posture & # 39;, & # 39; energy & # 39; and are & # 39; mindset & # 39 ;.
The goal was also useful, of course, to bring his team forward in the last minute of the first half, a boost for Mikel Arteta and a shock for Sheffield United who with so much intensity and purpose opened.
Bukayo Saka & # 39; s cross slammed George Baldock on a boot and hurled goalkeeper Dean Henderson and Martinelli was there when it returned to Earth.
The simplest finish was required and he crushed the ball into an empty net for his ninth goal of the season in all competitions.
Three games without Aubameyang is a daunting prospect for Arsenal.
There is currently no greater presence in the Arteta team who have no doubts about the reason they appealed the red card he received at Crystal Palace for a late challenge on Max Meyer.
The appeal was dismissed and Aubameyang apologized in his program notes to Meyer for the damage he had sustained and to his teammates, without abandoning him .
Alexandre Lacazette led Arsenal out in his absence, but how they could cope without their main target threat was a more relevant question.
Aubameyang has 16 in all competitions this season and Martinelli played in his left or attacking trio role.
Reiss Nelson may have been selected for him, it wasn't for a hamstring injury in training prior to the competition.
As it was, Martinelli responded well to the challenge.
Signed last summer for £ 6 million from Ituano in his home country of Brazil, he scored seven for the end of October in the Carabao Cup and Europa League.
Freddie Ljungberg gave him his first start in the Premier League in West Ham in December and he marked the opportunity with the tying run in a 3-1 win.
He is smart and diligent but goals are really this thing. He has an instinct that all natural finishers seem to have.
Aubameyang has it. Opportunities stand in his way. He found the right places at the right time.
When Arsenal recovered from the strong start of Sheffield United, the odds were drawn to Martinelli.
First a volley from a deep pass by Nicolas Pepe and he quickly adjusted because it arrived at a difficult height , but could not aim his attempt at the goal.
Then an arrow in the penalty and another one from Pepe hit his path.
He took the chance early and cut him wide, but he was dangerous and it was no surprise when he was on the spot to lead Arsenal.
They failed to build, faded after the break, and the knives refused to roll.
A rteta will not be satisfied with the result. More fallen points make Arsenal languish, but in Martinelli they have a young striker with great potential who seems destined to score many goals.
Newcastle vs Chelsea, LIVE: follow all the action as the men travel from Frank Lampard to St James & Park in the Premier League evening game
- Newcastle welcomes Chelsea in St James & # 39; Park in Premier League evening action
- The men of Frank Lampard can consolidate their position in the top four with victory
- While Magpies will be desperate on a win four games without one
- Join Sportsmail for live coverage of the competition, which starts at 5:30 PM
Chelsea has been on the right track lately and Lampard will be depicting the chances of picking up maximum points and consolidating their position in the top 4.
Newcastle has meanwhile lost their winning feeling, because he had not picked up three points in his last four league games, and Steve Bruce will desperately return to the track with his side not yet free of danger.
It is certainly an intriguing encounter and you can participate in Sportsmail's KISHAN VAGHELA for all build-up and live action here.
Toothless Tottenham did not score in their two games since Harry Kane & # 39; s injury … Jose Mourinho MUST sign a striker in the January transfer window or Spurs pays the price
- Tottenham have not had a head start since Harry Kane & # 39; s hamstring injury
- Spurs missed a good number of good chances in the 0-0 draw Saturday at Watford
- Tottenham have paid price for not replacing Fernando Llorente last summer
- Spurs will find it difficult to sign a top striker in the January transfer window
Whether Kane recovers in time from his hamstring injury for Euro 2020 has been a relevant topic this week. Everyone has an opinion, it seems.
But that is the least of the worries of Jose Mourinho . His only concern is how his team will last for at least three months without, without a doubt, their main football player.
Tottenham's hamstrung without their talismanic striker. This toothless display against relegation threatened Watford and illustrated how meticulous life could be without Kane.
When Dele Alli released Lucas Moura on goal in the first half, there was never the feeling that the Brazilian would end. He didn't do that. Put Kane in that scenario … well, you know the rest. That is the difference.
On paper, Alli, Moura and Heung-min Son must have enough to ensure that Tottenham can handle it without Kane. But in short they are not Kane.
Unfortunately for Mourinho there is no escaping that fact, no matter how much he it is trying to block.
Mourinho is of course impeccable for the majority of the mess that Tottenham finds due to the long-term absence of Kane.
The decision not to replace the Fernando Llorente last summer has returned to bite Tottenham at the rear. What makes it even more ruthless is that the club knew that his contact was last summer and all indications were that he probably wouldn't stay.
That lack of planning is not the fault of Mourinho. Nevertheless, the Tottenham manager must find a solution to the lack of firepower – and quickly.
That is of course easier said than done. Recruiting a new striker is a tough task at best.
Add to the pot that it's January, a month that it's notoriously difficult to sign players with clubs, understandably reluctant to sell their better players.
Similarly, a top-level center-forward to participate if they know well that they will be back on the couch as soon as Kane & # 39; s fitness is a job in itself. It is a problem that Tottenham has been difficult to overcome in recent seasons.
But this is no time for the Tottenham board to apologize. It is a time to be daring on the transfer market. Their season depends on it.
Watford vs Tottenham, LIVE: The men of Jose Mourinho look back to winning ways while traveling to in-form Hornets
- Tottenham travel to Watford during the Premier lunch League kick-off
- The Hornets can move farther away from danger with victory over Spurs
- While Jose Mourinho's men need three points to move to European places
The men of Nigel Pearson have the most form in the Premier League in the last five games and get 13 points out of a possible 15. Can Mourinho and Spurs stop rising?
Tune in and discover it by following all the action here with Sportsmail.