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‘I’ve seen everything now’ – Ronaldo kicked in head, checks bloodied face in a mirror as he leaves pitch

Image copyright EPA Image caption A boot to the head left Ronaldo bleeding heavily from a cut near his eye Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo broke his dry spell in a superb performance on Sunday – but it wasn’t his goalscoring that made headlines. Coming off with an injury, he borrowed a mobile phone camera […]

‘Effective, rather than thrilling’ – what can Watford expect from Gracia?

Media playback is not supported on this device What does Gracia have to do to turn Watford around? Watford sacked head coach Marco Silva on Sunday and quickly replaced him with Javi Gracia – a man largely unknown to English football fans. Spaniard Gracia has been out of work since June, when he left Russian […]

‘Saints still playing for Pellegrino’ – MOTD2 analysis

‘Saints still playing for Pellegrino’ – MOTD2 analysis

There were lots of positives for Southampton to take from Sunday’s draw with Tottenham but it does not change the fact manager Mauricio Pellegrino remains under serious pressure. Marco Silva’s departure from Watford means eight of the 20 Premier League clubs have sacked their manager this season, and there is a reason for the speculation […]

Who joins hat-trick hero Aguero in Garth’s team of the week? Plus pick your own

Normal service resumed for leaders Manchester City, who swept past Newcastle thanks to a Sergio Aguero hat-trick in the wake of their first league defeat of the season last weekend. Arsenal made light of the absence of Manchester United-bound striker Alexis Sanchez as they dispatched Crystal Palace, while United squeezed past Burnley at Turf Moor. […]

Gracia named new Watford boss hours after Silva sacked

Gracia named new Watford boss hours after Silva sacked

Media playback is not supported on this device What does Gracia have to do to turn Watford around? Watford have named Javi Gracia as their new head coach, hours after the Premier League club sacked Marco Silva. Spaniard Gracia, who has signed an 18-month contract at Vicarage Road, has been out of work since leaving […]

Who joins hat-trick hero Aguero in Garth’s team of the week? Plus pick your own

Normal service resumed for leaders Manchester City, who swept past Newcastle thanks to a Sergio Aguero hat-trick in the wake of their first league defeat of the season last weekend. Arsenal made light of the absence of Manchester United-bound striker Alexis Sanchez as they dispatched Crystal Palace, while United squeezed past Burnley at Turf Moor. […]

Man City set to confirm extension to De Bruyne deal

Kevin de Bruyne is joint top of the Premier League’s assist leaders this season, alongside team-mate Leroy Sane Manchester City are set to confirm midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has signed a lucrative long-term contract extension. The 26-year-old Belgium playmaker’s current deal is not due to expire until 2021. However, the former Chelsea player’s outstanding form […]

Chelsea do not need to buy a striker – Hazard

Hazard has scored eight Premier League goals this season Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard does not believe the club need to buy a new striker in the January transfer window. Chelsea have enquired about Roma’s Edin Dzeko, 31, West Ham’s Andy Carroll, 29, and Stoke’s Peter Crouch, 36. But Hazard, 27, has backed current pair Alvaro […]

‘Effective, rather than thrilling’ – what can Watford expect from Gracia?

Media playback is not supported on this device What does Gracia have to do to turn Watford around? Watford sacked head coach Marco Silva on Sunday and quickly replaced him with Javi Gracia – a man largely unknown to English football fans. Spaniard Gracia has been out of work since June, when he left Russian […]

Gracia named new Watford boss after Silva sacked

Gracia named new Watford boss after Silva sacked

Watford have named Spaniard Javi Gracia as their new head coach after Marco Silva was sacked earlier on Sunday. Gracia, who has signed an 18-month contract at Vicarage Road, has been out of work since leaving Russian club Rubin Kazan last June. The 47-year-old previously spent two seasons with Spanish La Liga side Malaga, and […]