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Scotland were woeful in Haifa on Thursday evening losing 2-1 to a side placed 94th in the FIFA rankings alongside Qatar.

Israel have only beaten Albania and Liechtenstein in recent times but thoroughly deserved all three-points following an abject display by Alex McLeish’s men. Scotland went into the game without several key players and if it wasn’t for an inspired performance by Allan McGregor, the score line would’ve been a lot greater. Ryan Fraser was forced to withdraw after reporting for duty with a slight hamstring issue. "He failed a medical with the doctors and physios and we had no choice but to send him back," revealed McLeish. Scott McTominay was expected to overcome the knee problem he sustained in the win over Newcastle, but failed a late test and Tom Cairney remains side-lined after a setback in his recovery from an ankle ligament injury. "We believe he will soon be close to being back, clinically he is okay, but he still has many pains and is not available," confirmed Slavisa Jokanovic.
Source: The Express
Oct 12 - 9:43 AM

Gerard Deulofeu scored a goal and assisted on another as Watford stormed out to a 3-0 lead over Cardiff City and held on as the Bluebirds pulled two back late.

Deulofeu replaced Isaac Success in Javi Gracia's starting line-up and it looked like a stroke of genius early as the former Barcelona man scored on 16 minutes. He helped his side double their lead just after halftime feeding Jose Holebas who put his side up 2-0. Domingos Quina added a third that turned out to be critical as Junior Hoilett and Bobby Reid scored within two minutes of each other in the late going to give the hosts a scare.
Source: Espn.com
Dec 15 - 12:49 PM

Newcastle United continued their recent good run of results in the PL with a 1-0 win away to Huddersfield Town.

Huddersfield will be very disappointed to come away from the encounter with nothing as they dominated proceedings, managing 74% possession. However, they couldn't make it count as both Chris Lowe and Philip Billing left good chances go a begging. David Wagner's side have now suffered four defeats on the bounce and remain in the relegation zone. Newcastle have now pulled six points clear of 18th place and continue to make Rafa Benitez look like a miracle-worker. Salomon Rondon's fourth PL goal for the club was enough to earn victory. His second-half strike from close range came after good work by Javier Manquillo and Ayoze Perez.
Source: BBC Sport
Dec 15 - 12:12 PM

The battle between two of the "best of the rest" teams outside the Top Six ended in a convincing 2-0 win for Wolves at Molineux.

The home side took an early lead through Raul Jiménez after Diego Jota took advantage of an error by Charlie Daniels and had his shot turned in by the striker. Although Bournemouth were dominating proceedings before and after that goal, neither side mustered another good opportunity in the first half. Jota was forced off with an injury at the break, just as he was starting to show his talents consistently to the PL. His replacement Helder Costa was denied well by Begovic. The Cherries failed to penetrate the Wolves defence from open-play, though a Stanislas free hit the post, and eventually they were caught on the break in stoppage time by Ivan Cavaleiro. Bournemouth are now in tenth, with Wolves just a point behind Manchester United.
Source: BBC Sport
Dec 15 - 12:20 PM

At least for the day, Manchester City will be back atop the Premier League table after a 3-1 win over Everton.

It was Gabriel Jesus who stole the show with two goals on either side of half-time, breaking his dubious goalless streak with the opener in the 22nd minute when he coolly finished from a difficult angle for his first Premier League goal since August. Leroy Sane drew up quite a connection with the Brazilian forward by assisting on both goals, including a brilliant chipped pass in the 50th minute that led to a powerful header from Gabriel Jesus. After Everton brought one back in the 65th, Raheem Sterling came off the bench for Sane and recorded only his second-career headed goal in the Premier League just minutes later for a 69th-minute winner. And there's more good news for City as Kevin De Bruyne returned from injury to feature as a second-half sub while Sergio Aguero also made the bench.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 15 - 9:38 AM

Despite looking up to the challenge, Everton were left to struggle at the Etihad in a 3-1 loss to Manchester City.

The Toffees kept up with the reigning Premier League champions with nine shots to their 13, but were far too wasteful to take points off the leaders with only two shots on goal. Even with Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling on the bench, Manchester City pulled away with a 2-0 lead by the 50th minute thanks to two goals from Gabriel Jesus where the Brazilian found himself wide open inside the penalty area. But Everton had a few minutes of hope in the 65th when Lucas Digne launched a cross that found Dominic Calvert-Lewin for a header that cut the lead in half. But in the 66th minute Sterling entered and scored the dagger just three minutes later to leave Everton behind.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 15 - 9:48 AM

Nathaniel Clyne has recovered from injury to help ease Liverpool’s defensive crisis.

On Friday, Jurgen Klopp revealed Trent Alexander-Arnold will be sidelined for Sundays’ north west derby although his ankle problem is not as serious as the "other two boys" – Joel Matip and Joe Gomez who are ruled out until early 2019 due to respective collarbone and ankle fractures. The defender will be assessed on a day-to-day basis. The Liverpool boss admits he will find a solution at right-back against Manchester United.... "but of course, it is not perfect." James Milner is a strong contender for the spot, despite coming off (vs Napoli) with cramp, but Clyne is another option having trained normally for the past four days. "Is he ready for 90 minutes? I don't know," Klopp said. "But is he ready? Yes." The injury-plagued defender has been restricted to just two Premier League starts in the past two seasons, but if he can recapture his form from 2016/17, then Clyne could prove to be a huge asset in the second half of the campaign.
Dec 15 - 11:15 AM

Stephan Lichtsteiner has proven a valuable reserve for Arsenal and could feature in a third position on Sunday with Arsenal facing a defensive crisis.

The Gunners brought Stephan Lichtsteiner in with the idea that Hector Bellerin could use an experienced deputy/tutor. Lichtsteiner fit the bill coming over from perennial winners Juventus. Unai Emery has gotten more out of his summer signing than expected with the Swiss international deputizing at right back when all three of Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolasinac, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have been unavailable. With a similar issue at center back, Lichtsteiner seems like the odds-on favorite to get a spot start opposite Laurent Koscielny.
Source: BBC Sport
Dec 14 - 4:57 PM

Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny have both returned to the starting line-up for Arsenal in their final group stage match in the Europa League on Thursday.

Unai Emery started what appeared to be a for more potent line-up than needed for a relatively meaningless Europa League match. Ozil is returning from back spasms and Koscielny is returning from an Achilles tear. With the Gunners already through to the knock-out stages, the inclusion of the duo is probably best described as adding sharpness ahead of the trip to Southampton on Sunday. Koscielny's ongoing health will be particularly important as Arsenal's center back situation is critical with Rob Holding definitely out, Shkodran Mustafi struggling with a hamstring injury, and Sokratis suspended.
Source: Arsenal.com
Dec 13 - 3:27 PM

Manchester City have committed fully to Academy product Phil Foden by rewarding him with a five-and-a-half-year contract.

With already three trophies under his belt, Foden is not committed to the Sky Blues through the summer of 2024. The 18-year-old has already made eight Premier League appearances this season, all off the bench, become a Pep Guardiola favorite in no time. Said sporting director Txiki Begiristain: "We are delighted to have secured Phil for the next five-and-a-half years. He is an outstanding talent and he is Manchester City born and bred, so this is where he wants to play his football. Under Pep and with the players we have here around him, he is in the best place possible to develop as a player."
Dec 13 - 1:47 PM

Mesut Ozil has returned to training and is in contention to face Southampton on Sunday.

Rumors of the Arsenal creative midfielder's video gaming habits have grown to the extent of blaming his injury or at least aggravation of it on the game Fortnight. Ozil's account has been credited with thousands of hours of play and a physio has said it could lead to back issues. Consider Ozil questionable for the weekend.
Source: Football365
Dec 13 - 6:40 AM

Club-captain Tommy Smith has been ruled out until January after a scan confirmed he suffered a hamstring tear at the Emirates.

The Terriers put up a spirited performance before their resolve was finally broken with last than ten minutes remaining. David Wagner praised his side’s fight and admitted he was: "More than excited about the next games that we have in front of us." However, Huddersfield could be without up-to four of his starters from week 16 following a bruising encounter. Following on swiftly from the news that play maker Aaron Mooy will not feature again until February due to a knee ligament injury - Philip Billing could return to the side after his ban – right back Smith looks set to miss between 4-6 weeks with a muscular strain. The injury could see Wagner switch to a 3-5-2 formation with Florent Hadergjonaj coming in as a wing-back. Terence Kongolo (knee) and Jonathan Hogg (groin) are also being monitored day-to-day after picking up knocks last time out.
Dec 12 - 5:15 PM




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