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19 Feb 19
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer predicts yet another challenging cup tie after Manchester United saw their 2-0 victory over Chelsea rewarded with a trip to Wolves in the FA Cup quarter-finals. The Red Devils have now overcome both Arsenal and Chelsea in the cup after goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba dumped the Blues out at […]

19 Feb 19
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Maurizio Sarri insists he is only worried about results after the Chelsea fans turned against him during the 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday night. Boos greeted the half-time whistle as goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba dumped the FA Cup holders out of the competition. The dissent grew towards Sarri in the […]

18 Feb 19
talkSPORT
Maurizio Sarri insists he is only worried about results after the Chelsea fans turned against him during the 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday night. Boos greeted the half-time whistle as goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba dumped the FA Cup holders out of the competition. The dissent grew towards Sarri in the second half, with his predictable substitutions and refusal to compromise on his possession-based style of play leaving vast swathes of the home support to chant ‘f*** Sarri-ball’. Chelsea supporters even joined in as United fans sang ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’. Time could be up for Sarri The Italian, however, is not fazed by the criticism. He told talkSPORT: “I have to work on my players, not on the fans. “I’m concerned about the results. I can understand the fans because the result was not good, but I am worried about the result.” The Blues suffered a third defeat in their last five matches and, once again, they failed to threaten the opposition goal in Sarri’s unchanging system. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] They started brightly, but a recurring vulnerability at the back saw the game put beyond their reach before the half-time whistle. Nonetheless, Sarri maintains he was pleased with the performance and his team were unlucky. “We were unlucky, we played a very good first half and the result was 2-0 at the end of the first half,” he added. It was a familiar tale for Jorginho and co. “I am happy because sometimes we stop playing, but in this much we didn’t stop playing. “But in the second half we played confusing football. We were nervous. “We need to find more determination and aggression in our box and the opposition box. “We need more movement without the ball.”
18 Feb 19
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer predicts yet another challenging cup tie after Manchester United saw their 2-0 victory over Chelsea in a quarter-finals FA Cup. Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba dumped the Blues out at Stamford Bridge. But there is no let-up for Solskjaer, who now faces seventh-place Wolves in the next round – a team who […]

18 Feb 19
talkSPORT
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer predicts yet another challenging cup tie after Manchester United saw their 2-0 victory over Chelsea rewarded with a trip to Wolves in the FA Cup quarter-finals. The Red Devils have now overcome both Arsenal and Chelsea in the cup after goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba dumped the Blues out at Stamford Bridge. But there is no let-up for Solskjaer, who now faces seventh-place Wolves in the next round – a team who have already eliminated Premier League leaders Liverpool. “We have to do it the hard way this year!” Solskjaer told talkSPORT. It was another memorable night for Solskjaer “Wolves, the way they set up, with the energy and their playmakers – that will be a tough game for us. “Then again, we’ve been away to Arsenal and away to Chelsea, so if you want to get to the final you have to win all of them.” Pogba was United’s inspiration once again during the victory at Stamford Bridge, creating the first and scoring the second as the visitors bounced back from the 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] That result, which saw Pogba sent off and suspended for the second leg in Paris, was Solskjaer’s first defeat and came at the beginning of a challenging run of fixtures. However, the Norwegian was delighted with how his team responded to the first setback of his interim reign. “PSG game was a physically tough one, but also a mentally tough one because we didn’t create a lot,” he added. Paul Pogba was the star yet again for Man United “It was the first defeat, but the way they bounced back was fantastic.” And Solskjaer will hope to carry this momentum into Sunday’s blockbuster clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford – a fixture he describes as the biggest of the Premier League season. He smiled: “Liverpool at home, it’s the first one you look to in the fixture list. “We’re looking forward to that one.”
18 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
CELTIC idol John Hartson insists Brendan Rodgers won’t walk out on the Bhoys. Not when he can win ten-in-a-row and walk on water. Brendan Rodgers celebrates a Celtic victory Hartson’s old team-mate Chris Sutton has questioned whether Rodgers will quit the club this summer. But Hartson insists there’s no chance of that happening. He said: “I don’t go along with the idea Brendan will leave Celtic in the summer. “He loves his job and if he wins ten-in-row he could walk on water — and I think Brendan would quite like to walk on water! John Hartson has backed Rodgers to stay “He’s living the dream as it is. It’s not about money for him. I think Brendan is very wealthy and he’s still very young in terms of management. “As a man still in his 40s, he’ll have another 20 years at the top. “As things are he’s very well thought of and could probably pick his next job, whether that’s abroad or back in the Premier League. “But for now I like to believe he’s at Celtic for the long haul. “I said on television the other night that it looked like some of the Celtic players had their eyes on a different prize. “For me, they want that Treble again. Now that would be a monumental feat, if they were to go and do the treble Treble. “Right now they are favourites to do it, so Brendan will want to get that out of the way. With him, he thinks game by game and the next trophy. “But I believe he’s here to stay. His contract tells you that, with another few years left on it. I don’t think there is any issue on that front. Rodgers won his first Treble with Celtic in 2017 “Obviously we don’t know for certain what’s happening at boardroom level and everything else that goes along with it, but I don’t think there is any offer out there at the minute that would tempt Brendan away. “He’s managed big clubs, so it’s not about the money. “No disrespect, but him being offered a big-money job elsewhere isn’t like someone at Livingston getting the chance to go to Celtic. “I just think Brendan will want to create history.” Hartson reckons Celtic will be unstoppable in their quest for ten-in-a-row if they can win title No8 this season. He said: “If it goes to eight after Rangers having a go by appointing Steven Gerrard and bringing in 19 players this season then, for me, the next two will be inevitable because Celtic will strengthen their squad. “They’ll probably bring in five or six new faces. Will Brendan still be there to bring them in? We don’t know for sure. “I said last summer Celtic would win the title by 15 points and they’re eight ahead at the moment, so we’ll wait and see. Rodgers on the touchline “But my belief is that if they do finish first again, after having all those injuries to deal with, plus the situation with Dedryck Boyata, then that’s the sign of a good group.” Celtic moved eight points clear of their rivals at the top of the table with Sunday’s late win over Kilmarnock. But Hartson insists his old club still have work to do to seal their eighth straight title. He added: “I wouldn’t say that Celtic have won the league because they still have to play Rangers and Aberdeen twice and there are loads of points to play for and tough venues to go to. “When you look at Rangers, they beat Celtic comfortably at Ibrox in December, but the difference since the winter break has been telling. “Celtic have reacted and responded and the players they have brought in — Timo Weah, Oli Burke and Jeremy Toljan — have all had an impact, whereas Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe haven’t made as big a mark as people would have thought by now. “Celtic deserve a lot of credit for coming back from that defeat to Rangers as they were well beaten that day and had no excuses. [article-rail-curated title=”RELATED STORIES” selected_posts=”3895821,3895496,3894243,3894742,3892884,3892676″ /] “They clearly held their hands up and realised they had work to do. The Kilmarnock result is now a huge momentum shifter. “Sometimes when you are up there you get that little bit of luck and the fans will feel it was a massive result. EMBARRASSING Scott Brown slammed by talkSPORT host for Killie celebration “It was all about getting the win and now Celtic just need to keep winning games.” John Hartson was presenting a cheque for £20,000 on behalf of his Foundation to the Beatson Cancer Charity in Glasgow. The Hartson Foundation is on course to crash through the £1million barrier this year for funds raised. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6003562425001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”LEEDS have been fined £200,000 and given a formal reprimand for last month’s ‘Spygate’ scandal”]
18 Feb 19
talkSPORT
Manchester United produced a fine all-round display to beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and reach the FA Cup quarter-finals. Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba netted for the away side on another hugely impressive night from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Chelsea Kepa Arrizabalaga: Not at fault for either goal but lacked authority which spread panic in Chelsea’s defence – 5 Cesar Azpilicueta: Looked badly out of form again and Chelsea desperately need him if they are to rescue their season – 6 Antonio Rudiger: Perhaps fortunate to start so regularly over Andreas Christensen. The German struggled to contain United, largely because his central-defensive partnership with Luiz is unconvincing – 5 David Luiz: Threatened with a first-half free-kick but his defending is highly problematic and he is lacking the leadership once provided by Gary Cahill and John Terry – 5 [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FA CUP NEWS” posts_category=”64″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] Marcos Alonso: Poor throughout and United exploited his lack of discipline. Both of United’s first-half goals began on the wing he was supposed to be defending – 3 N’Golo Kante: Played a deeper role than he has for much of this season but struggled to influence play as he is capable of doing – 5 Jorginho: Was denied an impressive assist when Higuain couldn’t convert. Still finding it difficult to show his best – 5 Mateo Kovacic: Was replaced by Ross Barkley following another unremarkable contribution – 4 Pedro: Played with desire and intent, and twice came close to scoring through his speed and intelligent. One of the home side’s only bright points – 6 Eden Hazard was one of Chelsea’s only bright points against Man United Eden Hazard: His classy run into United’s area gave Chelsea a much-needed shot on goal but he saw his effort deflected wide and otherwise needed greater support from his team-mates – 6 Gonzalo Higuain: His movement stretched United’s defence but he was lacking the sharpness – 5 Substitutes Willian (for Pedro, 58mins): Pedro was unfortunate to be replaced and Willian did little to justify Sarri’s decision – 4 Ross Barkley (for Kovacic, 71mins): Given the thankless task of being asked to inspire his team-mates after they had already lost faith – 4 Davide Zappacosta (for Azpilicueta, 82mins): Contributed nothing of note – 4 Man United star Ander Herrera was in good form at Stamford Bridge Manchester United Sergio Romero: Produced an impressive double save from Luiz and Pedro to demonstrate what a worthy deputy he is to David de Gea – 7 Ashley Young: He proved again why he is such a reliable performer in the full-back position – 6 Chris Smalling: On an evening when he had little one-on-one defending to do he was solid and contributed to keeping Higuain quiet – 7 Victor Lindelof: Dealt with Hazard well as he continues to improve – 7 Luke Shaw: Produced one of his more impressive defensive performances that included two fine recovery runs and challenges to deny Chelsea attacks – 8 Ander Herrera: Gave United the lead from his fine first-half header and was hugely impressive throughout – 8 Nemanja Matic: Was lucky to escape a red card during a poor showing against his old club – 5 Man United star Paul Pogba was superb at Chelsea Paul Pogba: Continued to excel as United’s driving force, notably when releasing Rashford and then sprinting into the area to head in his cross and double their lead – 9 Juan Mata: Applauded by both home and away fans when substituted at the conclusion of another good performance against his former club – 8 Marcus Rashford: His energy, speed and fine footwork caused all sorts of problems and his similarly impressive delivery created Pogba’s goal – 9 Romelu Lukaku: Did little to enhance his reputation but produced reliable hold-up play – 5 Substitutes Alexis Sanchez (for Lukaku, 73mins): Wasteful on the counter-attack when United could have extended their lead – 5 Andreas Pereira (for Mata, 76mins): Introduced to give Mata a rest and to ensure United’s two-goal lead was preserved – 5 Scott McTominay (for Rashford, 90+4mins): A last-minute introduction – N/A
18 Feb 19
talkSPORT
[iframe src=”https%3A%2F%2Fembed.acast.com%2Fcricketweekpodcast%2Fyohohoandabottleofrum-” /] Jon Norman and Neil Manthorp discover the delights of the Mount Gay Rum Distillery in Barbados one shot at a time!  A ‘rumless’ Andrew McKenna catches up with Adil Rashid fresh back from the UK following the birth of his child.
18 Feb 19
talkSPORT
The draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals has been made. This weekend saw the teams left in the competition cut from 16 to eight with the likes of Newport, Doncaster and AFC Wimbledon dropping out. The draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals has been made Chelsea won the historic competition last season but were tonight dumped out by Manchester United, the team they beat in that final. United will now take on Wolves in the last eight while Premier League champions Manchester City will make the trip back to south Wales to play Swansea having beaten Newport on Saturday. Millwall, the other lower league representative with Swansea left in the cup, have been drawn against Brighton. And Premier League rivals Watford and Crystal Palace will go head-to-head in the final tie. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FA CUP NEWS” posts_category=”64″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] FA Cup quarter-final draw in full Swansea vs Manchester City Watford vs Crystal Palace Man United beat Chelsea to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals Wolves vs Manchester United Millwall vs Brighton and Hove Albion * The quarter final ties will take place between Friday 15 March and Monday 18 March.
18 Feb 19
talkSPORT
Paul Pogba inspired Manchester United to a comfortable 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge to dump Chelsea out of the FA Cup and pile the pressure on Maurizio Sarri. The rejuvenated Frenchman created the first and scored the second as the Red Devils responded to their Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain by advancing to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Paul Pogba was the star yet again for Man United Ander Herrera took advantage of Pogba’s wonderful cross to give United the lead, before Marcus Rashford produced a delivery of similar quality for Pogba to strike on half-time. It was a familiar tale for Chelsea, who dominated possession but, once again, failed to produce any chances of note in Sarri’s unchanging system. The manager’s job is now under serious threat following yet another convincing defeat at the hands of the ‘big six’. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] Sarri selected a predictable line-up and the Blues began well, but United grew into the game and always looked dangerous. Chris Smalling might have put United in front after nine minutes, but headed poorly at Kepa Arrizabalaga before Chelsea’s best spell of the game. Sergio Romero, deputising for David De Gea, saved twice in quick succession. He punched David Luiz’s free-kick as far as Pedro, whose volley was gathered by the goalkeeper at the second attempt. Time could be up for Sarri Eden Hazard next curled wide before Gonzalo Higuain headed narrowly off target from a Cesar Azpilicueta cross. Pogba was deployed on the left of United’s midfield and set up the opening goal. A flowing move involving Matic, Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata – three former Chelsea players – concluded when Pogba crossed from the left. Fault could be found in a number of Chelsea players as Herrera headed in unnoticed at the back post. Herrera opened the scoring A second followed on the stroke of half-time. Pogba won the ball in midfield before feeding Rashford down the right wing. The France World Cup-winning midfielder continued his run and was found by Rashford’s pin-point cross. Pogba headed down and in, but Kepa might have saved. United were able to sit back and play on the break in the second half, but received some good fortune as Matic avoided a second yellow card. It was a familiar tale for Jorginho and co. Hazard tried to spark Chelsea into life, cutting in from the right, but his shot was blocked by Victor Lindelof. After one predictable Chelsea substitution, Willian for Pedro, there was sarcastic applause for another when Kovacic was replaced by Ross Barkley. “You don’t know what you’re doing,” was followed by a chant of “You’re getting sacked in the morning”. United fans sang it, and Chelsea’s joined in. More boos followed when Davide Zappacosta came on for Azpilicueta in a straight swap at right-back and there were more jeers at full-time as United advanced to face Wolves, giving Chelsea plenty of reasons to be alarmed.
18 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
ADRIAN DURHAM has slammed Scott Brown’s Celtic celebrations after his late winner over Kilmarnock. The talkSPORT host blasted the Hoops skipper as he ran towards the crowd to celebrate the last-gasp strike. Scott Brown celebrates his last minute goal with the Celtic fans He said: “I am looking at somebody who is over-celebrating, but realistically we all thought Celtic were going to win the league. “We all thought Celtic would finish way ahead of Kilmarnock, it’s not such a big deal that Celtic have beaten Kilmarnock. “It’s a very fortunate, deflected winner. He hasn’t scored the goal of the season there Scott Brown. “But as a leader, as somebody who sets the tone at that football club, somebody who is so well-respected at that football club. Scott Brown fires home the late winner “What Scott Brown should’ve done – instead of going marauding off, beating his chest and kissing the badge and telling the fans how brilliant he is – is just stick your arms by your side, turn around walk back to the centre circle and get on with the game.” Durham also branded the Hoops Europa League showing as ’embarassing’ as they lost 2-0 to Valencia. He said: “Thursday night was a huge embarrassment for Celtic football club and he was a part of that. [article-rail-curated title=”related stories” selected_posts=”3895496,3894928,3894243,3894742,3892676,3892922″ /] “So I think to over-celebrate a scrappy, deflected winner at Kilmarnock in such a fashion is embarrassing just a few days after that performance against Valencia in Europe. “It is Celtic all over, it is classic Celtic. What Scott Brown did, just, it smells of Celtic. KT FEELING WELL Kieran Tierney lined up for Celtic return against Motherwell says Rodgers “React in the right way, maybe one arm in the air, but to go charging into the fans like you’ve done something extra special, really? “It’s just over-celebrating and bearing in mind how terrible he and the rest of the team were on Thursday night, I just think the guy should show a bit more humility.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6003194419001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Scott Brown winner sparks massive pitch invasion as Celtic seal win at Kilmarnock to go eight points clear “]
18 Feb 19
talkSPORT
Manchester United fans were once again thrilled by a Paul Pogba performance on Monday night. The 25-year-old was imperious in the Red Devils’ FA Cup tie against Chelsea in which they stormed to a 2-0 first-half lead. Paul Pogba scored Manchester United’s second Pogba’s beautifully crafted ball set up Ander Herrera for the first goal, before he then got in on the action himself, thundering home a header just before the break. As a result, United supporters began to make a very bold claim indeed – declaring him the best midfielder in the world. You can read a round-up of the social media reaction below. [article-rail-topic title=”LATEST MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS” term_id=”107″ posts_number=”12″ /] Paul Pogba under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Games: 12Goals: 8Assists: 7 Best midfielder in the world. #mufc — United Xtra (@utdxtra) February 18, 2019 Don’t forget, Paul Pogba is the best CM in the world on current form. — Tom (@CynicalLive) February 18, 2019 Paul Pogba is the best midfielder in the world right now, no debate needed. — Josh (@StrettyUltra) February 18, 2019 Another goal contribution from Paul Pogba. Don’t let a red card against PSG distract oh from the fact he’s the best midfielder in the world on current form. — ‏ً (@UnitedConnor) February 18, 2019 Paul Pogba is the best midfielder in the world and I'm not debating it. — ManUnitedTalk (@ManUnitedTalk) February 18, 2019 BEST MIDFIELDER IN THE WORLD. ONE GOAL AND ONE ASSIST. DOMINATING KANTE AND JORGINHO. WHAT A PLAYER💪💪💪💪 — Devils of United (@DevilsOfUnited) February 18, 2019 Paul Pogba – best midfielder in the world on current form. Numbers don’t lie: 9 goals and 7 assists in the last 12 games. His vision / execution for the assists against Leicester and Chelsea were incredible – cutting teams open with ease. pic.twitter.com/9DROhdTpw2 — Sid S (@sids12) February 18, 2019