Harry Kane hears echoes of the past and rockets past Finney and Shearer | Barney Ronay

The striker rose to sixth on Englands all-time scorers list on a night when it was best to remember the present rather than the past Over to you then, Harry. From the flames of the Sterling affair, the dark talk of vendettas and humps and all the rest of it; from all this Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Toxic soccer matches: Stabbings, fascist salutes and banners mocking Mussolini

(CNN)Stabbings, fans appearing to make Nazi salutes as well as supporters mocking former Italian leader Benito Mussolini combined to produce a toxic atmosphere in a leading European football game Thursday. The Rome club has found it difficult to shake off historical associations with fascism. Mussolini was a reported fan of the club and in the past, Lazio has had players who have openly displayed fascist beliefs, such as Paolo Di Canio. Former Lazio player Di Canio, who also used to play for Celtic, said in 2005 that he was “a fascist, not a racist.” READ: Italian youth soccer team scales back plans to play in blackface after criticism During the Glasgow game, the Celtic fans unfurled a banner with an …

Goalscoring etiquette: Aaron Ramsey nabs goal from Cristiano Ronaldo

(CNN)Juventus reached the last 16 of the Champions League with two games to spare thanks to Douglas Costa’s superb goal, but as so often is the case, all the talk centered on Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance. “Following a Ronaldo freekick that was hopelessly spilled by the Lokomotiv keeper, Aaron Ramsey tapped it in as it was just going over the line,” tweeted former England international Gary Lineker. “Ronaldo may not be happy with Mr Ramsey … or will the great man get it overturned?”

Matildas reportedly secure landmark deal to earn equal pay as Socceroos

Australian mens and womens national football teams reportedly to receive even share of commercial revenue under new deal The Matildas are set to receive a massive financial windfall under a landmark pay agreement with Football Federation. The agreement, which is expected to be finalised by the end of the week, will result in commercial revenues being split equally between the Socceroos and Matildas. Both teams will receive 40% of commercial revenue and prize money associated with senior and national teams under the agreement, according to Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Bulgaria ordered to play one game behind closed doors over racism

Bulgaria have been ordered by Uefa to play their next competitive home game behind closed doors after the racist chanting which marred the Euro 2020 qualifier with England Bulgaria have been ordered by Uefa to play their next competitive home game behind closed doors, with a further match suspended for two years after the racist chanting which marred the Euro 2020 qualifier with England this month. The sanction was swiftly criticised by the anti-discrimination network Fare, which said it was disappointed Bulgaria had not been expelled from qualifying, while Kick It Out said Uefa had missed an opportunity to send the right message. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, was among those to Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival …

Granit Xhaka says Arsenal fans rejection pushed him to boiling point

Granit Xhaka has admitted he reached boiling point after being targeted by Arsenal supporters during the draw against Crystal Palace Granit Xhaka has admitted he reached boiling point after being targeted by Arsenal supporters during the draw against Crystal Palace and blamed his angry response on abuse he had received, including physical threats and taunts that urged him to kill your wife and wished his daughter would get cancer. The Switzerland midfielder gestured and swore at the crowd after he was jeered as he was substituted in the 2-2 draw against Palace on Sunday with his manager, Unai Emery, later admitting the club had suggested the captain should apologise to the fans. However, four days after the incident that was …

MLS Cup playoffs: Toronto FC end Atlanta’s repeat bid on DeLeon stunner

Nick DeLeon had the 78th-minute winner as Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup final with a 2-1 victory over defending champions Atlanta United Nick DeLeon scored the winning goal in the 78th minute, Quentin Westberg stuffed a penalty kick and Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup title game with a 2-1 victory over defending champion Atlanta United in the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night. Nicolas Benezet also scored for Toronto, which knocked off the top teams in the East New York City FC and Atlanta to earn a shot at the championship on 10 November at Seattle. The Sounders Major League Soccer (@MLS) NICK DELEON ARE YOU SERIOUS#MLSCupPlayoffs October 31, 2019 Toronto FC returns to the title game …

New VAR controversy as Manchester City cuts gap to Liverpool

(CNN)Defending champion Manchester City closed to within three points of English Premier League leader Liverpool with a comprehensive 3-0 win over promoted Aston Villa Saturday as a fresh row brewed over the use of VAR. READ: Has football gone too VAR? To add to the controversy, Silva had gestured to on-field referee Graham Scott that the ball had touched him, while de Bruyne told BT Sport after the match that he also believed that to be the case. Villa manager Dean Smith was less than impressed: “From what I’m led to believe it should have been disallowed because David Silva touched it and Raheem Sterling is impeding our goalkeeper, but we have to leave that to VAR,” he told BBC …

Lys Mousset capitalises on Arsenal failings to boost Sheffield United

Lys Moussets goal after 30 minutes earned Sheffield United a 1-0 win over Arsenal at Bramall Lane that takes them into the top half of the table Lys Mousset marked his first league start for Sheffield United by scoring the goal that sent the home side into the top half of the table and intensified doubts about Arsenals direction of travel. Unai Emerys team would have vaulted to third with a win here but never looked worthy of that perch. Chris Wilders side were the more coherent and clinical. Verily, the wailing about Arsenals deficiencies will be loud, shrill and justified. But do not let that drown out praise for Wilder and his team. This time 12 months ago they …

Haringey players walk off after racism allegations in Yeovil FA Cup tie

The Football Association says it is deeply concerned after the FA Cup fourth-qualifying-round tie between Haringey Borough and Yeovil was abandoned following allegations that home players were racially abused The Football Association says it is deeply concerned after the FA Cup fourth-qualifying-round tie between Haringey Borough and Yeovil was abandoned following allegations that home players were racially abused. Yeovil were leading 1-0 with just over an hour played when Haringeys players, under the direction of manager Tom Loizou, walked off the pitch. The initial target of the abuse was reported to be Haringeys goalkeeper Valery Pajetat. A post on the Haringey Borough Twitter account stated: Game has been abandoned following racial abuse. Horrendous afternoon. It must be said that 99.9% …

I was scared about my wife: Arsenals Mesut zil opens up on carjacking

Mesut zil has spoken for the first time about being at the centre of an attempted carjacking alongside his wife Amine and Arsenal teammate Sead Kolasinac Mesut zil has spoken for the first time about being at the centre of chasing off two moped attackers who were wearing helmets and dark clothing. The club decided against selecting zil and Kolasinac for the league opener away against Newcastle on 11 August following further security incidents but the pair have since returned to the first-team fold. zil signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract worth 350,000 per week in January 2018. I have a contract until the summer of 2021 and I will be staying until then, zil said. When I signed the new …

Wilfried Zaha says he’s ready to walk off the pitch if he’s racially abused

(CNN)To walk or not to walk? That’s the question facing footballers following the racist abuse hurled at the England team in Bulgaria during a Euro 2020 qualifier as sections of the crowd in Sofia made monkey noises and Nazi salutes. “Would I walk off a pitch? Yeah I would,” Ivory Coast international and Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha told CNN Sport at the Best of Africa Awards in London earlier this month. “We as players we love doing our job. We get paid however much we get paid. But at the end of the day we are entertainers for people who pay to watch. But that doesn’t mean we can be treated like animals.” READ: Manchester United, Tottenham and Everton: …

Gabriel Jesus and David Silva on target as Manchester City pick off Palace

A pair of quickfire first-half goals earned Manchester City a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace that closes the gap to Liverpool to five points If Manchester City go on to retain the title they may look back at this game as an important step. The champions arrived here with their backs against the wall having Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Mo Salah earns jittery Liverpool 4-3 win after RB Salzburg storm back

Liverpool raced to an early 3-0 lead but were pegged back in the second half by RB Salzburg before Mo Salah scored the winner to make it 4-3 Jrgen Klopp had predicted a wild night and found little pleasure in being proved right. By the end, the victorious Liverpool manager sported a face like thunder while his beaten counterpart, Jesse Marsch, indulged in fist-pump celebrations in front of the Salzburg supporters. At least Mohamed Salah stuck to the script. The Egypt international struck the 17th and 18th European goals of his Liverpool career as the European champions survived a stirring Salzburg comeback to kickstart the defence of their title. Salahs first of the night swept Liverpool into a three-goal lead …

Steve Bruce cancels training in angry wake of Newcastle defeat at Leicester

Newcastle Uniteds manager, Steve Bruce, has called off a scheduled training session as emotions reached boiling point at St James Park after their 5-0 thrashing by Leicester Steve Bruce cancelled a scheduled training session on Monday as emotions reached boiling point at Newcastle United. But it is understood Rafael Bentezs successor will be given time to try to put things right at St James Park. In the wake of the teams 5-0 defeat at Leicester or surrender as Bruce described it on Sunday the manager subjected his players to an old school hairdryer treatment, and later told the media it had been the worst technical area experience of his coaching career. With Newcastles squad apparently shocked into silence by that …

Michael Owen tips English club to win Champions League again

(CNN)Before Liverpool stormed to victory in the Champions League final in June, there was a spell where English football seemed off the pace of Europe’s elite. READ: Italian soccer pundit fired for racist on-air comments about Romelu LukakuREAD: Comparing Joao Felix to Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘unfair’, says Benfica boss EPL quality Owen’s prediction comes off the back of one of the most tightly fought Premier League campaigns in the competition’s history. Both Liverpool and eventual champion Manchester City set new standards during a quite remarkable campaign in which Jurgen Klopp’s team finished second despite losing just one league game. Credit for the quality shown by both teams must lay at the feet of both Liverpool boss Klopp and Manchester City’s …