Liverpool fans found themselves in an unusual position on Sunday. With title-rivals Tottenham Hotspur hosting Manchester United, while Reds wouldn’t stretch as far as wanting a Red Devils win, a positive result for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would give their own Premier League title hopes a further boost. Sure enough, with David De Gea back to his best for United, Marcus Rashford’s goal on the stroke of half-time was enough to inflict defeat on Spurs at Wembley. After beating AFC Bournemouth 5-0 on Boxing Day, Mauricio Pochettino’s men sat second in the Premier League and just six points off Liverpool. But defeat to Manchester United was their second from their last three league outings, now leaving them nine points off Jurgen Klopp’s side and behind Manchester City in third place as well. Meanwhile, the gap behind Pep Guardiola’s men could extend further should City beat Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night. And the bad news for Tottenham … [Read more...] about Was this the final nail in Tottenham’s Premier League title challenge?
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Brighton vs TottenhamPremier League 2018/19Amex Stadium Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure to get Tottenham's season back on track as they head to Brighton off the back of a run of three straight defeats. Tottenham beat Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford to spark early talk of a potential Premier League title challenge, but back-to-back losses against Watford and Liverpool hit Spurs' confidence. Pochettino's men followed up those defeats with a 2-1 Champions League loss at Inter Milan - particularly damaging due to the fact that they led 1-0 in the final 10 minutes - and they must now pick themselves up for a trip to the south coast. Follow all the action LIVE with Standard Sport! Live Updates New updates availableRefresh 2018-09-22T15:58:29.160Z Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has picked goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga in one of five changes for the game at Brighton.Gazzaniga has only played once for Spurs before, but comes in for Michel Vorm, with Kieran Trippier, Toby … [Read more...] about Brighton vs Tottenham: Premier League – LIVE!
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has accused Liverpool of trying to buy the Premier League title. Jurgen Klopp's side spent £177million in the summer transfer window bringing in Roma goalkeeper Alisson while also adding Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri to their squad and Mourinho has had a dig at United's Merseyside rivals. Klopp criticised United's decision to pay a then world record fee for Paul Pogba in 2016 when he said: "Other clubs can go out and spend more money and collect top players. I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money." But fast forward two years and Liverpool were the highest spenders in the summer transfer window and it hasn't gone unnoticed by Mourinho. The United boss was asked by Sky Sports if this will be the hardest season to win the Premier League given the strength of United's rivals. "I think Liverpool are trying to buy the title, but when I say buying I mean 'buying' with amazing … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho accuses Liverpool of trying to buy the Premier League title
With his incoming transfer business seemingly done for another window, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had his full 2018/19 squad together for the first time on Monday after Dejan Lovren returned to Melwood for pre-season training. The 29-year-old was a virtual ever-present for Croatia at this summer’s World Cup, starting all but one of their matches as they reached the final only to lose 4-2 to France. Lovren is also likely to sit out Liverpool’s opening Premier League fixture against West Ham United on Sunday despite the Reds’ current shortage of defenders. Captain Jordan Henderson is also unlikely to be rushed back after helping England reach the semi-finals, with goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who is expected to leave Anfield this month, also in a similar position. After making his first appearance of pre-season against Napoli on Saturday, fellow England semi-finalist Trent Alexander-Arnold followed it up with an excellent outing against Torino and will rival Nathaniel … [Read more...] about The unexpected advantage Liverpool hold in Premier League title race
25 Jul From the section Man Utd Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44950040 Read more about sharing. Jose Mourinho refused to answer whether he thought his Manchester United squad are strong enough to compete for the Premier League title next season.United have brought in three players for around £68m this summer and the 55-year-old told ESPN he would like to sign "two more players".Then asked at a news conference if he was confident of challenging, Mourinho said: "I don't answer your question."The Portuguese manager stayed silent when pressed to explain why.United were runners-up to Manchester City last season, but finished 19 points behind the champions, and lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup final.The £47m spent on midfielder Fred has been their biggest outlay of the current window so far.The … [Read more...] about Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho avoids Premier League title question