Sergio Aguero missed a penalty before replacement Gabriel Jesus spared his blushes as Manchester City edged past Premier League top-three rivals Leicester 1-0 at the King Power Stadium.
Frank Lampard got one over his former manager as Chelsea beat Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham 2-1 with goals from Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso in another Premier League match affected by VAR controversy.
What the papers say Raheem Sterling will stay at Manchester City despite the looming threat of a two-year European football ban for the club, reports the Daily Mirror. Real Madrid are reported to be keen to snare the England forward for £150million in the wake of the sanction, but the 25-year-old will not be leaving Pep Guardiola’s side, according to the paper.
What the papers say Juventus are the latest club to show interest in Birmingham youngster Jude Bellingham, the Daily Mail reports. The 16-year-old has attracted the attention of major clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Arsenal. Now the Italian giants are being linked to the youngster, with the club having had strong English links in the past through the likes of Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez and Patrice Evra. Bellingham cannot be offered a professional contract by Birmingham until his 17th birthday in June, and currently earns £145 per week as a scholar at St Andrew’s.
What the papers say Liverpool have joined the list of clubs eager to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, the Daily Mail reports. Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona have so far featured in speculation about the £100million-rated 19-year-old’s future home. But now Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly hoping his connections with his old club Dortmund help him land one of football’s hottest commodities in the summer.
What the papers say Speculation over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future at Manchester United has been reignited by a public appearance linked to a prominent figure connected to the club by Mauricio Pochettino. The Daily Mail has published photos of the former Tottenham boss at the Brentford-Leeds match on Tuesday night, nearby United PR man Neil Ashton. The pair did not sit together, but Pochettino walked into the seating area at Griffin Park just in front of Ashton, who heads a PR firm for whom United are a major client.
Cedric Soares, Jannik Vestergaard and Shane Long will all miss Southampton’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Tottenham.
Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed Wolves had not trained with Adama Traore as a second striker before the pacy winger’s match-winning turn up front against Southampton.
Ralph Hasenhuttl has hailed workhorse striker Shane Long as vital to Southampton’s recent resurgence.
Shane Long had mixed emotions after writing his name in the Premier League record books.