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#Football

# football - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Erling Haaland labelled 'incredible' after unforgettable debut

Dortmund’s dramatic comeback against Augsburg featured a star turn on debut from Erling Haaland that thrilled Lucien Favre.

€58 million-rated Sporting star in the dark over Man United transfer

Bruno Fernandes looks set to join the Red Devils, but Lions coach Silas hopes the midfielder will not leave just yet.

Atletico Madrid suffer shock loss to La Liga strugglers

A lifeless performance in poor conditions saw Diego Simeone’s men beaten by Eibar.

Jose Mourinho wants to stay 'loyal' to Tottenham squad

Despite a fire alarm in his post-match news conference and a frustrating draw against Watford, the Spurs boss preferred to remain positive.

Casemiro the unlikely hero as Real Madrid edge Sevilla

The Brazilian defensive midfielder scored a brace as his side moved three points clear of Barcelona.

Haaland scores stunning hat-trick off the bench on Borussia Dortmund debut

The teenager made his bow with his side trailing 3-1 to Augsburg…23 minutes later he had a hat-trick in a 5-3 win.

# football - Friday 17 January, 2020

Man Utd trigger two-year extension in Bailly's contract

The defender is set to remain at Manchester United until 2022.

Klopp seething as rescheduling of Africa Cup of Nations looks set to hurt Liverpool

The Liverpool manager could lose several key players to the rescheduled Africa Cup of Nations next January.

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Poll: Should children under the age of 12 be banned from heading footballs?

The Scottish FA is expected to announce a ban on under-12s heading the ball in training later this month.

Man Utd target Bruno Fernandes worth a lot more than suggested insists Sporting coach

The midfielder will play in the Lisbon derby tonight.

# football - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Scottish FA set to ban children from heading footballs

The new ruling for U12s could be in place in a matter of weeks, it has been reported today.

# football - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Mbappe at the double amid VAR controversy in PSG-Monaco clash

The reigning champions benefited from some contentious decisions this evening.

'That backfired' - Solskjaer rues substitution as Rashford hobbles off

Marcus Rashford will undergo tests on his back before a key trip to Liverpool, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed.

'He has to leave with his head up,' Mourinho says of Inter target Eriksen should he depart Spurs

The boss was asked about the Danish midfielder and his future following Tottenham’s FA Cup win last night.

# football - Monday 13 January, 2020

Mourinho says 'I'm not an idiot' over Eriksen form

Meanwhile, the Spurs boss is awaiting an update on the expected signing of midfielder Gedson Fernandes.

'I know it's not good what I did, but I didn't have any other option' Cynical This post contains videos

'I know it's not good what I did, but I didn't have any other option'

Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde issued an apology to Alvaro Morata following his red-card challenge.

# football - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Neymar at the double but Leicester loanee thwarts PSG in six-goal thriller

Islam Slimani secured a point for Monaco.

Ronaldo continues goalscoring form to help Juventus go top of Serie A

Victory over Roma sees Juve overtake Inter.

Ramos scores the decisive penalty to win the Supercopa for Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos kept his cool as his side saw off Madrid rivals Atletico in a shootout in Saudi Arabia.

Aguero breaks two goalscoring records in City's trouncing of Villa

Danny Drinkwater endured an Aston Villa debut to forget as the champions ran riot.

Rampant Watford climb out of drop zone for the first time this season

Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra scored to earn the Hornets a 3-0 win at Bournemouth.

Fabinho reveals he is close to Liverpool return

The 26-year-old has been out of action since November.

# football - Saturday 11 January, 2020

VAR was 'having a tea' - Mourinho says Liverpool's Robertson should have seen red

The defender was not punished after a heavy tackle.

Malaga sack coach after explicit video emerges

Victor Sanchez del Amo has been fired on disciplinary grounds.

Man Utd ready to 'pounce' in transfer market amid Bruno Fernandes rumours

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also had his say on chants directed at United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at Old Trafford.

Jorginho, Abraham and Hudson-Odoi provide home comforts for Lampard

Chelsea were 3-0 winners against Burnley in a game which saw more VAR controversy.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspires Milan on first start

His team won and scored for the first time in four Serie A matches.

Barcelona confirm Suarez set for knee surgery

The striker will go under the knife on Sunday in order to try rectify an ongoing knee issue ahead of the season’s run-in.

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'Livid' Rice says 'pretty much every Premier League player' wants VAR gone from game

After a contentious call cost West Ham against Sheffield United, Rice and David Moyes slammed the decision.

# football - Friday 10 January, 2020

Harry Maguire is not out injured for a month - he might play tomorrow, says Solskjaer

‘You might’ve mistaken him for Harry Kane,’ says United manager.

Valverde not to blame for Barca's Supercopa loss – Suarez

Luis Suarez defended Ernesto Valverde following Barcelona’s shock Supercopa de Espana semi-final loss to Atletico Madrid.

# football - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Kane blow for Mourinho as Tottenham striker to have hamstring surgery

The striker will be out of action until April at the earliest.

PSG star Mbappe: 'It's not the right time' for contract discussions

The French superstar was asked about his future following the Parisians’ Coupe de la Ligue rout of Saint-Etienne on Wednesday.

# football - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Iheanacho equaliser leaves Leicester's Carabao Cup semi-final with Aston Villa finely poised

It’s all to play for in the return leg at Villa Park.

Real Madrid breeze by Valencia into Supercopa final

Kroos, Isco and Modric were on target in a game controversially staged in Saudi Arabia.

Lazio avoid serious sanction for Balotelli abuse

The Rome club have been fined €20,000.

Guardiola wary of Man Utd comeback despite first-leg win

Manchester City recorded a first-leg win at Old Trafford, but Pep Guardiola is still wary of Manchester United.

# football - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

United target Maddison will be at Leicester beyond January, says Rodgers

‘James is a very talented player and he will be here in January and beyond.’

Zidane backs struggling €70 million striker to shine

Luka Jovic has had a difficult time since joining Real Madrid last June.

Liverpool youngster joins Swansea on loan

Rhian Brewster will spend the rest of the season with the Welsh club.