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Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Thursday’s pre-season clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, including team news and predicted lineups. Manchester United will be looking for their fourth straight pre-season win when they take on Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the International Champions Cup on Thursday. United have overcome Perth Glory, Leeds United and Inter Milan in their three friendly games this summer, while Spurs started their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 3-2 win over Juventus. Tottenham © Reuters It would be fair to say that managers do not place too much importance on pre-season results, but there is no question that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will have been encouraged by his team’s 3-2 success over Juve. Mauricio Sarri sent a very s...

Juventus ‘favourites for Danny Rose’

Juventus emerge as the favourites to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose this summer, according to a report. Juventus have reportedly emerged as the favourites to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose in this summer’s transfer window. Rose was left out of Tottenham’s pre-season squad with the club confirming that the left-back was free to discuss a switch away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have both been linked with moves for the England international, although it has been reported that the latter have turned down the opportunity to sign him. According to The Mirror, Juve have moved to the head of the queue for the former Leeds United youngster, who made 37 appearances for Mauricio Pochettino̵...

Video: Watch: Harry Kane scores injury-time winner from halfway line against Juventus

Kane blasted the 93rd-minute strike into Wojciech Szczesny’s net. Harry Kane scored the winner from just past the halfway line as Tottenham beat Juventus in injury time in a pre-season friendly. The Spurs striker did not even appear to look up as he chipped goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, formerly of Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal, in the 93rd minute at the National Stadium in Singapore. HARRY KANE!! 😍 WOW!! 🔥 That is incredible from the @SpursOfficial man!!#ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/sfSeE02SJ5 — Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) July 21, 2019 The 25-year-old England captain hit the ball first time after Lucas Moura had dispossessed the Italian side in the centre circle, lofting his shot high over a helpless Szczesny. Kane’s strike pulled Spurs 3-2 up in the closing min...

Tottenham Hotspur eye move for Mariano Diaz?

Tottenham Hotspur consider a summer move for Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz, according to a report. Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering a summer move for Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz. Diaz joined Lyon from Madrid in the summer of 2017 and scored 21 times in 45 appearances for the French giants during the 2017-18 campaign. The striker’s form in France led to Los Blancos re-signing the Dominican Republic international last summer, but a disappointing 2018-19 season saw him manage just four goals for the Spanish giants. According to El Chiringuito, Spurs are interested in a move for Mariano with Madrid expected to sell following the arrivals of Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic ahead of the new campaign. Tottenham are currently short of options in the final third with Fernando L...

How Spurs could line up with Ndombele, Lo Celso, but without Eriksen

It could be all change in the Tottenham Hotspur midfield next season, but how could Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso potentially take the place of Christian Eriksen? Tottenham Hotspur have just enjoyed one of the most memorable seasons in their recent history, which concluded with an appearance in the Champions League final against Liverpool. Mauricio Pochettino witnessed his side succumb to a 2-0 defeat in Madrid, but Spurs’s standing in Europe has only grown over the past 12 months. With their new stadium now also complete, Spurs are expected to be an active force in the summer transfer market as they look to move closer to the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League. A number of players have been linked with a switch to North London, most notably Tanguy Nd...

Result: England beat Switzerland on penalties

England claim third place in the UEFA Nations League courtesy of a penalty-shootout win over Switzerland, with Sunday’s game having finished goalless after 120 minutes. England have prevailed from a penalty shootout with Switzerland on Sunday afternoon to secure third place in the UEFA Nations League. Gareth Southgate watched his side hit the woodwork on multiple occasions during the 120 minutes in Guimaraes, leaving England with the opportunity to win their second shootout in the space of 12 months. Jordan Pickford made himself the hero, first being one of 11 successive goalscorers from the spot before saving from Switzerland substitute Josip Drmic. England toiled during the closing hour of their semi-final defeat to the Netherlands on Thursday, but the Three Lions almost went in fr...

How England could line up against Switzerland

Sports Mole looks at how England could line up in Sunday’s UEFA Nations League third-place playoff against Switzerland. England will take on Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League third-place playoff on Sunday afternoon, having lost out to Netherlands in the competition’s second semi-final on Thursday night. Marcus Rashford made the breakthrough on the night, but Netherlands went on to score three times without reply – including twice in extra-time – to book their spot in Sunday’s final against Portugal. England impressed in the group stages of the Nations League, collecting seven points from four matches against Spain and Croatia to top the section. The Three Lions were unable to overcome Ronald Koeman‘s side in the final four, however, and are therefor...

Preview: Switzerland vs. England – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday’s UEFA Nations League third-place playoff between Switzerland and England, including team news and predicted lineups. Switzerland and England will lock horns in the UEFA Nations League third-place playoff on Sunday afternoon, with both teams losing their semi-finals by a 3-1 scoreline. Indeed, Switzerland lost to Portugal on Wednesday night before England suffered a defeat to Netherlands, who scored twice in extra-time to overcome Gareth Southgate‘s side. Switzerland © Reuters It did appear that Wednesday’s first semi-final between Portugal and Switzerland would be heading for extra-time with Ricardo Rodriguez cancelling out a first-half strike from Cristiano Ronaldo. The Juventus forward added two more goals in the final moments, however, to s...

Gareth Southgate: ‘Fatigue played a part in Netherlands defeat’

John Stones retained the backing of England manager Gareth Southgate after his error started England’s downfall as they slipped to Nations League semi-final defeat to Holland. Fan disorder made way for a gripping clash at the sold-out Estadio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes, where far fewer supporters are likely to be in attendance for Sunday’s third-place play-off against Switzerland. England had been hoping to face Portugal in the finale and looked on course for a shot at their first trophy in 53 years as Southgate’s side reacted well to Matthijs De Ligt cancelling out Marcus Rashford‘s first-half penalty. Jesse Lingard thought he had filled the role of super-sub as he coolly turned home in the 83rd minute but joy quickly turned to despair as the Video Assistant ...

Clinton Morrison: ‘Arsenal should move for Daniel Sturridge’

Arsenal should sign Daniel Sturridge on a free transfer this summer, according to former Premier League forward Clinton Morrison. Former Premier League forward Clinton Morrison has claimed that Arsenal should sign Daniel Sturridge on a free transfer this summer. Sturridge will officially become a free agent when his Liverpool contract expires at the end of this month. The 29-year-old only scored four times for Jurgen Klopp‘s side during the 2018-19 campaign, but he has netted 68 goals for the Reds in 160 appearances in all competitions. Arsenal are only expected to have around £40m to spend on new signings this summer and Morrison has said that Sturridge would be a good free transfer for Unai Emery‘s side. “I believe Daniel Sturridge is still good enough to play in the Pr...

Result: England lose to Netherlands in eventful Nations League semi-final

Netherlands book their spot in the UEFA Nations League final courtesy of a 3-1 win over England in Thursday night’s eventful semi-final. Netherlands booked their spot in the inaugural UEFA Nations League final courtesy of a 3-1 win over England in Thursday night’s eventful semi-final in Portugal. Matthijs de Ligt cancelled out a Marcus Rashford penalty to force extra-time in the last-four clash and it was Netherlands that triumphed courtesy of an own goal from Kyle Walker and late Quincy Promes strike. Ronald Koeman‘s side will now face Portugal in the final of the competition on Sunday night, leaving England to take on Switzerland in the third-placed playoff earlier in the day. © Reuters England had the first half-chance of the match in the fourth minute, but Harry Magui...

Gareth Southgate quiet on Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane availability

Southgate did say Jordan Henderson was the only doubt to make the game. England manager Gareth Southgate refused to confirm speculation that forward Raheem Sterling would captain the side on his 50th cap in the Nations League semi-final with Holland in Portugal. Sterling had been rumoured to take the armband but Southgate refused to be drawn on his team selection or the captaincy. Southgate told a press conference: “I don’t want to discuss the captaincy. Basically, Harry Kane is our captain. If Harry Kane doesn’t play I have a decision to make. At this moment in time, I’m not prepared to do that.” Gareth Southgate said he did not want to do Ronald Koeman’s job for him by revealing his team (UEFA via Getty Images) Southgate said that if he revealed Kane w...

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