Brendan Rodgers put out a stronger XI, both in relative and absolute terms. After a shaky run in the Premier League, this was a handy fillip for them: scruffy in parts, but by-and-large a polished and professional performance, particularly at the back. The one quibble would be their failure to capitalise on their outstanding start, granted to them by Kelechi Iheanacho’s fourth-minute goal. … [Read more...] about Iheanacho’s early strike sees Leicester through FA Cup battle with Brentford
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The introduction of James, though, swung the game towards United and shortly after her introduction she ensured the hype around her is unlikely to dull, cutting inside with the help of a backheel, to take herself away from Gemma Bonner and Demi Stokes, before lashing low past Roebuck at the near post. … [Read more...] about Manchester United rue lack of tech support as City win FA Cup derby
It has yet to be announced when these games would be held, as the visitors of the first fixture play host to their opponents. … [Read more...] about FA Cup 4th round TV games: Which matches are on BT Sport and BBC and what time do they kick off?
Ireland’s Lois Roche, 24, who spent four years at Reading and an unchallenging season at Aland United in Finland, has joined Serie B leaders, Florentia, in the January transfer window, searching for a challenge off the pitch as well as on it: “While playing football full-time I would train, go to bed, chill in bed and go back to training,” she says. “While I’m in a privileged position, I don’t have to go to work, I train, I’d like to see the world and get the chance to explore. I like to challenge myself outside football. I like to stimulate my brain.” … [Read more...] about Italy a land of opportunity as Juventus add weight to Women’s Serie A
It soon became apparent that Cantona had overwhelming support among United supporters. The actor Ed Norton once said he would find it hard to care for people who didn’t like the film Fight Club. A bit pretentious, sure, but you know what he means. The response to Cantona’s kick – among fans of other clubs, not just United – was a similar litmus test. Nike stood by Cantona and made play of the incident in posters and a memorable advert in which he apologised for his “terrible mistakes” and “unacceptable behaviour”: only scoring one goal in a famous 5-0 win against Manchester City, missing a chance against Newcastle and only scoring twice at Wembley in the 1994 FA Cup final. … [Read more...] about Eric Cantona and ‘the hooligan’: the impact of the kung-fu kick 25 years on