Will Marsch follow Gerrard out of job as fans lose patience?

Steven Gerrard lasted just 11 months as Aston Villa manager. Jesse Marsch might pass through Leeds United after an even shorter tenure with the club’s fans turning on the former RB Leipzig coach in recent games despite him being in charge for a mere eight months. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) … Read more

Haaland penalty claim, Wilson foul on Lloris

Video Assistant Referee causes controversy every week in the Premier League, but how are decisions made, and are they correct? After each weekend we take a look at the major incidents, to examine and explain the process both in terms of VAR protocol and the Laws of the Game. – How VAR decisions affected every … Read more

Casemiro earns Man United well-deserved point at Chelsea

LONDON — Chelsea and Manchester United played out a tight 1-1 Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Jorginho converted a penalty to put the hosts in front, only for Casemiro to eke a header over the line and end the 10-plus-hour clean-sheet streak of Kepa Arrizabalaga, and give the Red Devils a deserved … Read more

Salah, Firmino 5/10 as Liverpool suffer shock loss at Forest

Liverpool failed to continue their momentum after two-straight Premier League wins as they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Saturday. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) A first half of few chances saw the Reds enjoy the best of the play, but they failed to take … Read more

Why does every club want to sign a left-footed centre-back?

In the football world, the left-footed player has long been considered aesthetically superior — more skilled, technically gifted and easier on the eye — as opposed to those relying on their right, despite the evidence being overwhelmingly anecdotal or unsupported by science. In bygone days this often resulted in the idea that the left-sided centre-back … Read more

Frenkie de Jong wanted by Chelsea, Liverpool, Man United

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong could be headed for the Premier League in January — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: How Man United hope to find De Gea’s heir. Jump to: Man United eye goalkeeper recruitment | Barcelona plan leadership cull | Pochettino wants Premier League job Frenkie de Jong in demand with … Read more

How Arsenal became title contenders by signing players from Manchester City

Oct 19, 2022 Rob DawsonCorrespondent The joke doing the rounds on social media is that after making the Premier League look easy with four titles in five years, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has built himself a challenger by sending Mikel Arteta, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal. With the former Man City assistant … Read more

How protocol created Bruno Fernandes’ goal

Video Assistant Referee causes controversy every week in the Premier League, but how are decisions made, and are they correct? After each weekend we take a look at the major incidents, to examine and explain the process both in terms of VAR protocol and the Laws of the Game. – How VAR decisions affected every … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo: Man United striker will be dealt with after walking down tunnel early

6:37 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Erik ten Hag says he will “deal with” Cristiano Ronaldo after the striker walked down the tunnel before the end of Manchester United‘s 2-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday night. Ronaldo was named on the bench but left his seat to return to the dressing room before the final whistle … Read more

Throw-ins, ballstriking, neuroscience: How coaching evolves

They work in the shadows, away from prying eyes. They’re the unseen army Premier League clubs are enlisting in pursuit of glory: the analysts, statisticians, scientists and … surfers? Bobsledders? – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) Welcome to the world of the specialist coaches. These high-performance experts have a unique understanding of … Read more