England players Mount and Chilwell to isolate at Euro 2020
Britain England Euro 2020 Soccer England's Mason Mount, left, and England's Ben Chilwell, second left, during a team training session at Tottenham Hotspur training ground in London, Monday, June 21, 2021 one day ahead of the Euro 2020 soccer championship group D match against Czech Republic. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) (Frank Augstein)LONDON — (AP) — England players Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell will have to remain in self-isolation until Monday after their contact with a coronavirus-infected opponent at the European Championship. If England finishes second, the last-16 game would be on Monday, making Mount and Chilwell unavailable. The pair started isolating on Monday after Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour returned a positive test following their game on Friday at Wembley. “The pair were confirmed overnight as close contacts,” the England team said in a statement on Tuesday.wftv.com
9 Super League clubs accept UEFA fines, 3 rebels face bans
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant) (Alastair Grant)Only nine of the 12 European clubs who launched an ill-fated bid to form a Super League have agreed to a peace deal with UEFA and accepted being fined millions of dollars. The remaining trio of rebels are at risk of being banned from the Champions League for not renouncing the breakaway. The Super League project imploded three weeks ago after the English clubs — Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham — backed out inside 48 hours after a backlash from the fans and British government. "The same cannot be said for the clubs that remain involved in the so-called ‘Super League,’ and UEFA will deal with those clubs subsequently.”Ceferin previously told The Associated Press that the clubs refusing to renege on the Super League could be banned from UEFA's competitions. While Chelsea fans still back Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich, they protested against the Super League project.wftv.com
UEFA deal with 9 Super League clubs; 3 rebels face sanctions
Britain Soccer Champions League Chelsea's Ben Chilwell, left, celebrates with his teammate Antonio Rudiger at the end of the Champions League semifinal 2nd leg soccer match between Chelsea and Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge in London, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The Super League project imploded three weeks ago after the English clubs — Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham — backed out inside 48 hours after a backlash from the fans and British government. The Premier League clubs along with Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan have officially signed up to a settlement with UEFA to participate only in the existing open European competitions. The nine clubs will make a combined payment of 15 million euros ($18 million) for what UEFA called a “gesture of goodwill” to benefit children, youth and grassroots football. "The same cannot be said for the clubs that remain involved in the so-called ‘Super League,’ and UEFA will deal with those clubs subsequently.”Ceferin previously told The Associated Press that the clubs refusing to renege on the Super League could be banned from UEFA's competitions.wftv.com
Crisis averted as Man United and Solskjaer come out fighting
After his team’s stirring comeback in a 3-1 win at Everton in the Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t hold back, either. Edinson Cavani capped the fightback with his first goal for United deep in stoppage time. ZIYECH STARSLike United, Chelsea also fought back from conceding an early goal and ultimately swept aside Sheffield United in a 4-1 win. And like United, Chelsea had a creative playmaker pulling the strings as the catalyst for the recovery. “We played against him in the Champions League last year,” Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said of Ziyech.
Man City slips further behind leader Everton with Leeds draw
Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola, left, talks with Leeds United's head coach Marcelo Bielsa at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Leeds United and Manchester City at Elland Road in Leeds, England, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. What to make of seeing his Manchester City side held 1-1 by Bielsa's Leeds on Saturday? While Leeds had seven shots on target, Raheem Sterling's 16th-minute strike low shot inside the far post was one of only two for City. We must do more and better.”Especially with City already eight points behind Everton, which is the early leader after beating Brighton 4-2 to make it four wins out of four. Fifth-place Leeds, which like Everton has played a game more than City, is still three points ahead of Guardiola's side.
Man United qualifies for Champions League, denies Leicester
Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes, left, scores his side's opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Oli Scarff/Pool via AP)LEICESTER Manchester United will return to the Champions League at the expense of Leicester after winning 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday. Having been 14 points behind Leicester in January, United finished four points above the 2016 champions. While most coronavirus restrictions have been lifted across England, Leicester is still in a local lockdown in an effort to contain infections. When the pandemic forced the Premier League into a 100-day shutdown in March, Leicester was third with an eight-point lead over then fifth-place United.
Another loss, another injury: Arsenal struggles on PL return
Things are going from bad to worse for Arsenal in the early days of the Premier Leagues resumption. Sure enough, it was the French striker who scored the winning goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Some of their players need to learn what is humility, especially one of them, Maupay said, without mentioning Guendouzi by name. Arteta lost midfielder Granit Xhaka and defender Pablo Mari to injury against City, with Mari unlikely to return before next season. Ben Chilwell was mobbed by his Leicester teammates after smashing home a rising, angled shot off the inside of the post in the 90th minute for what looked like the winning goal.
Two late stunners as Watford, Leicester draw 1-1 in EPL
Leicester's Ben Chilwell, center right, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Leicester City at the Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, England, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Andy Rain/Pool via AP)WATFORD Socially distanced celebrations are hard to stick to when your team has scored a stunning and potentially crucial late goal. However, there was more late drama as Watford center back Craig Dawson performed a bicycle kick to score a brilliant equalizer in the third minute of stoppage time and secure his relegation-threatened team a 1-1 draw. Dawson was also hugged by teammates after a goal that moved Watford a point above the relegation zone, though third-to-last Bournemouth plays later Saturday. Players have been urged to stay 2 meters (6 feet) apart during celebrations following the resumption of the Premier League after a three-month suspension.