Month: February 2021

1:57 PM ET Jose Mourinho sang the praises of Gareth Bale after the Wales international’s two-goal show in Tottenham Hotspur‘s 4-0 drubbing of Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday. The Tottenham manager gave Bale only his third league start since he returned on loan in September, and was rewarded with a dazzling display. –
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3:48 PM ET Jonathan Suarez was arrested alongside his brother Rafael Suarez Jr. Photo by Oscar Meza/Jam Media/Getty Images Orlando City SC and Major League Soccer have terminated defender Jonathan Suarez‘s contract following his arrest on sexual battery charges. Suarez, 24, mutually agreed to the termination “in order to focus on the allegations made against him,”
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2:53 PM ET Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Manchester United are receiving fewer penalties as a result of referees being influenced by rival managers. United were held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after referee Stuart Attwell opted not to give the visitors a 14th-minute penalty following a handball incident involving Callum
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7:53 AM ET Schalke‘s problems continued on Sunday as they sacked their first-team leadership to become the first club in Bundesliga history with five different coaches in one season. Following Saturday’s 5-1 defeat at Stuttgart, the Bundesliga’s worst side in over 50 years have taken dramatic measures in a desperate attempt to halt the free
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1:01 PM ET Paris Saint-Germain‘s Kylian Mbappe bagged a double as they hammered bottom side Dijon 4-0 away to cut Lille‘s Ligue 1 lead to one point on Saturday. Mbappe added to Moise Kean‘s early opener with Danilo Pereira wrapping it up late on to lift PSG to second on 57 points from 27 games
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12:12 PM ET Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry both struck twice as Bayern Munich crushed Cologne 5-1 on Saturday to earn their first win in three league games and go five points clear at the top. The champions, who next week face Borussia Dortmund, are on 52 points, with RB Leipzig, second
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4:51 PM ET Lacklustre Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw by Hellas Verona in Serie A on Saturday after Cristiano Ronaldo‘s opener was cancelled out by a towering header from Antonin Barak. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– ESPN+ viewer’s guide: Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS, FA Cup and more The result
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3:50 PM ET The U.S. Soccer Federation’s National Council formally voted to repeal a policy that required players to stand for the national anthem. The vote to repeal Policy 604-1, which took place at the USSF’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday, received 71.34% of the weighted vote. The policy had already been repealed by the
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12:31 PM ET West Bromwich Albion secured a 1-0 home Premier League victory over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday as the visitors missed two penalties and were controversially denied a goal by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). West Brom began brightly and were rewarded for their pressure in the 11th minute when skipper Kyle
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2:27 PM ET Gerard Pique has warned Barcelona‘s La Liga title rivals that the Catalan side are right back in the race after an impressive 2-0 away at Sevilla FC on Saturday. Goals from Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi temporarily moved Barca up to second in the standings, two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who
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1:12 PM ET Lewis Dunk remonstrates with referee Lee Mason following Brighton’s loss. Photo by Rui Vieira – Pool/Getty Images Brighton & Hove Albion‘s Lewis Dunk said referee Lee Mason’s performance in their 1-0 Premier League defeat at West Bromwich Albion was “embarrassing” after he allowed and then disallowed a goal before the Video Assistant Referee
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9:22 AM ET Manchester City extended their record-breaking winning run in the Premier League to 20 games as they beat top four contenders West Ham United 2-1 at the Etihad on Saturday. Ruben Dias scored his first City goal in 32 games before John Stones wrapped up the game in the second half. – ESPN
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