Man City’s homework paid off while Eddie Howe and Chris Hughton continue to shine against the odds

IT’S BEEN another action-packed weekend of Premier League action ahead of the international break. SunSport’s expert analyst and former Manchester United, Stoke and Southampton defender Danny Higginbotham discusses his five main talking points: PA:Press Association Pep Guardiola will be the happier manager after containing Liverpool AFP Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were held to a goalless draw …

Danny Welbeck set to follow Aaron Ramsey out of Emirates exit door on a free transfer next summer

DANNY WELBECK is set to follow Aaron Ramsey out of the Arsenal exit door on a free transfer. The striker is in hot-form for the Gunners and has bagged four goals so far this season. Getty Danny Welbeck is set to follow Aaron Ramsey out of Arsenal But the 27-year-old is out of contract next …

Ryder Cup spectator hit by Brooks Koepka’s shot left blind in one eye and plans to sue organisers

THE WOMAN hit in the face by a Brooks Koepka shot at the Ryder Cup says she has been left permanently blind in her right eye.Corine Remande, 49, says her ‘eyeball exploded” after being caught by the American’s drive on the sixth hole on the tournament’s opening day on Friday. AFP The golf fan hit …

Manchester United ‘not sure what’s going on’, says Paul Scholes who predicts tough season ahead for Jose Mourinho’s side

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Paul Scholes believes the Red Devils lack the quality to challenge for the title – and it could lead to Jose Mourinho quitting. The Red Devils finished 19 points behind champions Man City last season but have struggled to add quality to their squad over the summer. AFP Paul Scholes believes Manchester …

German media react to ‘disgraceful and ’embarrassing’ exit as Bild call it ‘the biggest disgrace in German World Cup history’

“THE BIGGEST disgrace in German World Cup history” claimed Bild. An “embarrassment” blasted Die Welt while Spiegel called it an “historic disgrace”. Twitter The front page of Bild led the attack on the German national side Twitter Die Welt slammed the team’s performance ‘harmless, unimaginative, listless’ Twitter Spiegel summed the mood of the heartbroken nation …

Iran fear Cristiano Ronaldo backlash for Portugal after Harry Kane’s hat-trick

PORTUGAL are banking on Harry Kane’s hat-trick pushing Cristiano Ronaldo to even greater heights this evening. England skipper Kane has overtaken Ronaldo as the World Cup’s leading scorer after his three goals in yesterday’s 6-1 thrashing of Panama. Alamy Live News Iran are fearing a Cristiano Ronaldo backlash News Group Newspapers Ltd Harry Kane overtook …

Manchester United’s pursuit of Real Madrid star Gareth Bale suffers major blow

MANCHESTER UNITED’S hopes of signing Gareth Bale have reportedly suffered a blow following the arrival of Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid. The 28-year-old’s time at the Bernabeu looked to be coming to an end after struggling for match action last season. AFP Man United’s hopes of signing Gareth Bale have taken a huge hit He …

Man City eye Southampton’s Mario Lemina or Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic if they fail to land Jorginho from Napoli

MANCHESTER CITY have reportedly identified Southampton’s Mario Lemina or Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic as an alternative if they fail to land Jorginho from Napoli. The Premier League champs have had a £44million offer rejected for the Italy midfielder. Getty Images – Getty Man City have identified Southampton star Mario Lemina as an alternative to Jorginho …

Young Lions face anxious wait to discover Toulon Tournament fate

ENGLAND UNDER-21S face an anxious 24 hours as they wait to discover their Toulon Tournament fate. Aidy Boothroyd’s side thrashed Qatar 4-0 tonight in Southern France but that was not enough to secure a place in the semi-finals. Rex Features England U21s face an anxious wait to discover their Toulon Tournament fate Rex Features Tammy …