Franny's Grand Slam City skipper Tony Book won the League Championship trophy (left) in 1968, collected the Charity Shield and FA Cup the following season while it was still in their trophy cabinet, then made it five major trophies in three seasons when he lifted the League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup in 1970, becoming the first English side to win a continental and domestic cup in the same campaignPep Guardiola's current City side are well known for collecting trophies, with eight arriving in the past three seasons alone, but in Lee's day they also had a ferocious appetite for silverware.
Now Villa head into this clash as the top-flight side, with Fulham on course for the playoffs for the third time in four seasons. However, they are on an even footing ahead of this FA Cup Third Round encounter on Saturday, with the Championship side actually favourites for the victory this weekend.
Referee Andy Madley showed Palace right-back Joel Ward a red card late on for a foul on Stevens, but downgraded the punishment to a yellow card after consulting his pitchside monitor. The result lifts the Sheffield United above Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, who play each other in Saturday's late game and can both move up to fifth with a win.
West Ham is in 17th place with 23 points, same points as Bournemouth and Watford that are in the relegation zone. They needs points here to avoid the relegation zone. Against them are the best team of the moment Liverpool. Liverpool is in the first place with 67 points, 16 points more than Manchester City and they have no losses this season.
If City do win the Champions League, Sterling has an even bigger decision to make. This is no longer about money but glory. The England striker was unplayable against Brighton, demonstrated by a superbly taken hat-trick. With Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's domination of the Ballon d'Or coming to an end Sterling can, providing he makes the right decision, replace them but he needs a Champions League under his belt.
Had this fixture arrive a month earlier, it would probably be viewed as an unwelcome distraction for Southampton, who not long ago were scrapping right at the foot of the table. However, after a promising few weeks and a fruitful festive period, The Saints are on the up. They'll be feeling confident after beating Spurs on New Year's Day and will thus relish the opportunity to start out on a cup run.
Good save, but bigger miss. Mount chance! It's another big chance for Chelsea to double their lead, but that man Long keeps Hull in it. Mount goes through and picks out the bottom corner, but Long makes a vital stop from point blank range. Bowen chance! Almost the equalizer as Bowen receives the ball in midfield and drives forward and fires narrowly over the top.
Fiorentina should be a test for Roma, but the hosts are on a difficult run. Will they manage to make things difficult for the hosts, or could Roma finally gain revenge for their incredible 7-1 hammering when these two last met at the Franchi?
Full TimePosted at 90'+5' Second Half ends, Manchester City 2, Sheffield United 0. Posted at 90'+4' Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Posted at 90'+4' Foul by John Egan (Sheffield United). Posted at 90'+1' Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Enda Stevens with a through ball. Posted at 88' Corner, Manchester City.
The final round of the group stage game of CL and it is Salzburg that will host Liverpool. The fact that Salzburg even has a chance in the final round must be considered a good motivation for them to win this match. Napoli and Liverpool are the obvious teams, but if Salzburg win here, they are ahead. For Liverpool, losing will be dangerous so there is a chance that they will settle for a draw. So I think that will separate both teams with one point which will not be bad for Liverpool. I expect a draw here as 3 teams have capability to qualify.
Those looking to get involved with the betting ahead of this clash are advised to stick with the hosts. Neither side has flourished this season, though given that Tranmere's forward efforts at home have been considerably better than Stanley's exploits on the road, it's easy to feel that they deserve a bit more respect. If you're looking for a sure-fire winner, then you might be disappointed by this fixture, as it's by no means a fixture to get overly excited about in that sense. Overall there's not a great deal between the pair, neither of whom are great at the back, but Tranmere’s extra attacking power at home came make all the difference and ultimately makes the price on offer look reasonably attractive.
AC Milan vs Sassuolo predictions for Sunday’s Serie A fixture at San Siro. The hosts search for a third straight win, while the visitors look for a first win in five. Read on four our free Serie A predictions and betting tips.
Maxi Rodriguez's chest down and volley for Argentina to beat Mexico in extra time in Leipzig at the World Cup in 2006 was some goal. Cristiano Ronaldo's flashing volley to score against his old club Manchester United for Juventus in the Champions League was in the net before you could blink. But I think I'll go for Gareth Bale's overhead kick for Real Madrid against Liverpool in Kiev. To score a goal like that in the Champions League Final - wow.
Several human rights groups accuse security forces of violations from rape to torture and undue force. The 2019 protests, the most violent since the country's return to democracy in 1990, plunged Santiago and much of Chile into chaos. Vandals burned downtown buildings, rioters looted hundreds of grocery stores and military tanks took to the streets for the first time since the dictatorship of strongman Augusto Pinochet.
Among Mourinho’s many moans is the valid request for a decent striker to cover for Kane, a vacancy that has been largely unfilled for three seasons. Instead, Spurs recruited 5’10” winger Steven Bergwijn in January, with Moura unable to repeat his unlikely partnership with Son from last season alongside the Dutchman.
I have no doubt we will get through this crisis but life will take some time to get back to normal,\" said Levy. Many families will have lost loved ones, many businesses will have been destroyed, millions of jobs lost and many clubs whether big or small may struggle to exist. It is incumbent on me as chairman to ensure we do everything we can to protect our employees, our fans, our partners, our club for future generations.
Media playback is not supported on this device MOTD2: What is behind Arsenal's poor form? 'If you concede space, you don't win'When the Gunners had the ball against Norwich, I actually thought there was an improvement from what we had seen under Unai Emery in recent weeks. They were controlling possession and passing the ball quickly. Emery was sacked on Friday and club director Josh Kroenke says that Ljungberg was appointed interim manager because he \"has Arsenal DNA\" and that was evident in his first match in charge.
Can Rennes cap off a brilliant year with a push in the Coupe de la Ligue? The visitors head into this game looking to add to their French Cup victory earlier this year. After that success the squad will be looking for another strong run, especially given that they are one of the form sides in France going into this midweek tie.
Rochdale have lost two of their last three away matches. Rochdale have struggled to get this far having to go to replays to get past two non-league sides. Newcastle United fans aren't used to long runs in the FA Cup and haven't got past the fourth round since 2006. This season's campaign got off to a shaky start when they were held to a 1-1 draw away at League One Rochdale.
The canceled main round was now divided in two groups in Greece, the top 6 play champions and Co. but these two teams here did not make it and have to play in the relegation round. Panetolikos lost 0-2 to Lamia in the first game and is thus 10 points behind a place of safe zone. Larisa also lost the first game 1-2 at home against Asteras and is still third of these 8 teams. What is interesting about this match is that if we look at their matches they played we can notice that the last three matches ended with the division of points but also all three matches ended with identical scoreline.