Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United in action with Renan Lodi of Nottingham Forest during the Carabao Cup Semi Final 1st Leg match between Nottingham Forest and Manchester United at City Ground on January 25, 2023 in Nottingham, England. It was not all plain sailing for Erik ten Hag’s squad however, as Nottingham Forest almost secured an equaliser through Sam Surridge. He initially gave Man United’s second goal scorer in the game, Wout Weghorst, a tough physical battle. In the end, he was meat and drink for the Man United defence. Casemiro - 6.5It was not exactly a groundbreaking return to the starting lineup for Casemiro, who was suspended from United’s game at the weekend.
Erling Haaland scored two more goals as Manchester City defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Haaland opened the scoring in the 22nd minute and added a second from the penalty spot two minutes from halftime. Three minutes later, the Belgian opened the scoring, latching on to Ederson's long pass, pushing defender Adam Webster and rounding Sanchez to finish into an empty net. Moments later, the visitors nearly levelled as a surging run from the halfway line by Trossard ended with a shot that Ederson blocked. Two minutes later, City put the game to bed.3 months ago VAVEL.com
Chelsea FC and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on October 22, 2022 in London, England. The fixture with the most stalemates in Premier League history maintained the trend, as late drama declared a 1-1 draw. The Spaniard was Chelsea's outstanding player and Potter puts no blame on him for the goal. But, it was an intense, hard-fought game with two teams going at each other," Potter said. "I was really happy with how the team responded after the first half hour, we had chances, they had chances.3 months ago VAVEL.com
Winless trips to St. Mary's and Anfield temporarily halted a potential West Ham revival, following previous back-to-back wins, at London Stadium, against Wolves and Fulham. Currently, West Ham sit all the way down in 17th place in the Premier League. Even given Gianluca Scamacca's impressive start to life at West Ham, a fresh Antonio may be given the opportunity to lead the line tomorrow. As mentioned, Fredericks will return to London Stadium and he should expect to receive a positive reception from the home crowd. Even after a summer of big signings by West Ham, their skipper remains, comfortably, the team's best and most important player.3 months ago VAVEL.com
The US Men's National Team returns to the world's biggest stage as they face Wales in their Group B opener at the 2022 World Cup. Failure to qualify for the 2018 showpiece brought an end to a run of seven straight World Cup appearances, but manager Gregg Berhalter has a number of young, dynamic players at his disposal. For Wales, they are back in soccer's biggest international tournament for the first time since 1958, the 64 years the longest wait in between appearances in tournament history. USA and Wales have met twice before, with both matches being friendlies. Embed from Getty ImagesGareth Bale (Wales)He really is the key to everything the Dragons do as without him, Wales would be an average, serviceable side.2 months ago VAVEL.com
Kyle Schwarber homered and Jean Segura hit a go-ahead two-run single as the Philadelphia Phillies crept back in front in the 2022 National League Championship Series with a 4-2 victory in Game 3 at Citizens Bank Park. Segura had an adventurous game before his big hit, botching a soft relay toss at second base and getting picked off in the same inning. "I made a lot of mistakes, but it's part of baseball", Segura said, playing in his first postseason in his 11-year big league career. The Phillies played their first NLCS game at home since 2010 and are halfway to their first appearance in the World Series since 2008. Segura made up for his fielding errors when he singled into right, driving in two to give the Phillies a 3-1 lead.3 months ago VAVEL.com
The Houston Astros continue to dominate the New York Yankees, winning Game 3 of the 2022 American League Championship Series 5-0 at Yankee Stadium. The gesture appeared to be initiated by Astros fan Scott Agruso, who attends games at Minute Maid Park wearing an alligator suit. Judge had come over from right field to cut in front of Bader. McCormack came up and drove a fastball 335 feet to right field with the ball bouncing on top of the wall and over the fence. Nestor Cortes hopes to extend the series to a Game 5 after defeating Cleveland in the deciding game of the ALDS on short rest.3 months ago VAVEL.com
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will be hoping to bounce back from a disappointing 1-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield last Sunday. Manchester City currently sit second in the league, four points behind the impressive Arsenal. Team NewsFor Manchester City, Pep Guardiola will be grateful for the exceptional squad depth afforded to him (with a £1 billion squad!) Players To WatchIt is hard to talk about Manchester City nowadays without a certain Norwegian Viking springing to mind. If Roberto de Zerbi allows Trossard more freedom in a more advanced role against Manchester City, he has the ability and creativity to torment this Manchester City defence.3 months ago VAVEL.com