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  • Kelechi Iheanacho pleased with Leicester...

    Kelechi Iheanacho has expressed his delight after Leicester City returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town in Saturday’s Premier League game. Last weekend, Claude Puel’s men suffered a 4-2 defeat against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium - their second...

    Kelechi Iheanacho pleased with Leicester City's return to winning ways

    Kelechi Iheanacho has expressed his delight after Leicester City returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town in Saturday’s Premier League game. Last weekend, Claude Puel’s men suffered a 4-2 defeat against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium - their second consecutive loss. However, they fought from behind to nick the maximum points against Huddersfield, with the forward scoring and assisting with another in the tie. “Yes it is good to get back to winning ways. The whole team is happy not only me. We are pleased with the result today,” Iheanacho told LCFC TV. “I think the whole team did very brilliantly. I think we worked hard. “It was a sloppy goal in the first half but we kept our heads down and got the equaliser and the goals came. We are happy today. Jamie Vardy set up the former Manchester City striker for the equaliser and the Nigerian returned the favour. “Yes I think we have a good partnership, me and Jamie are fast on the break with good midfielders [James] Maddison and [Demarai] Gray. “I think it is a good thing for us to finish well today. I think we will keep going like that.” Leicester City face Wolverhampton Wanderers in a League Cup game on Tuesday and Iheanacho will hope to continue the impressive form.      

  • If Ashley can score a couple of goals it...

    Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has joked that it would be good if club owner Mike Ashley could score a couple of goals, following his side's goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The club's under-fire owner was present at the game, but Benitez demurred when ...

    If Ashley can score a couple of goals it would be good! – Benitez

    Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has joked that it would be good if club owner Mike Ashley could score a couple of goals, following his side's goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The club's under-fire owner was present at the game, but Benitez demurred when asked if he had spoken to the controversial businessman. "Not really, I was talking with the media at the time," said the Spaniard. "If the owner wants to support the team, that's okay. If the owner can be on the pitch and score a couple of goals it would be better!” Newcastle fans have regularly protested against Ashley’s ownership over a perceived lack of investment in the club. The Sports Direct owner incurred the wrath of the Toon faithful after purchasing department store group House of Fraser just days after the end of a transfer window characterised by a lack of investment in players. The majority of the club’s major signings were loan deals or free transfers, with Federico Fernandez and Salomon Rondon joining on temporary deals, while Ki Sung-yeung joined on a Bosman transfer.  Benitez has previously spoken out regarding a lack of budget for signings. Furthermore, Aleksandar Mitrovic was sold to potential relegation rivals Fulham, and has scored five goals in six games so far. And Newcastle were lacking a tangible goal threat Saturday as the Magpies failed to score at Selhurst Park, with Rondon replaced at half-time by Joselu. "We are missing this kind of situation when we have a couple of chances, we have to do a little better. If you score, then the game changes totally,” Benitez said.  The free-spending nature of promoted clubs like Fulham and Wolves has further compounded the frustration of Newcastle fans. The afternoon was marred when Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka was struck by a bottle thrown from the Newcastle section of the crowd. Benitez played down the incident, saying the great majority of Newcastle fans behaved themselves.  "We had 3,000 fans and they were fantastic, maybe one made a mistake,” the Spaniard said. 

  • Zaha affected by back injury in Palace's...

    Wilfried Zaha has a back injury and that contributed to an unusually quiet performance against Newcastle United, says Roy Hodgson. Zaha could be seen feeling his back in the pre-match warm-up, but was still named in the Palace XI for Saturday's Premier League match. But, having...

    Zaha affected by back injury in Palace's draw with Newcastle – Hodgson

    Wilfried Zaha has a back injury and that contributed to an unusually quiet performance against Newcastle United, says Roy Hodgson. Zaha could be seen feeling his back in the pre-match warm-up, but was still named in the Palace XI for Saturday's Premier League match. But, having been Palace's match-winner with a special strike at Huddersfield Town last time out, Zaha was muted in a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park. The forward suggested this week he would have to sustain a broken leg in a tackle for an opponent to be sent off, with Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez criticising his comments. Hodgson confirmed Zaha was fit to play, but suggested the injury had a negative impact on his performance. "I think he is feeling something at the top of his back," said the former England manager.  "He was passed fit by the doctor and physio and had no desire not to play the game. I am hoping it won't cause him problems in the week. Nothing really to report. "He was quieter. I don't know if his comments affected him. He isn't in front of the mass media, but I don't think he expected his comments to be treated the way they were. It was his lament. I don't think he expected the world and its sister to have a view. "We expect something from him every time he gets the ball, but maybe he was a bit quieter than normal. Maybe that [injury] affected him too. "When he wants to play the game and is declared fit, I want him to play, because he is such a match-winner." Speaking before the game, Hodgson had also discussed Zaha's comments from earlier in the week, commenting: “Wilf is a person who has a strong sense of justice. “Like all players with exceptional ability, they need to be looked after that extra bit. The public pay their money really to see the artists, not necessarily the artisans. “Wilf is mature enough to know fouls are part of the business but we all hope our best players will be protected. "He gave an honest answer which came from the heart and was obviously boiling up inside him. And now he knows what he has got to do. The best way to answer criticism, the best way to deal with people who are trying to stop you unfairly is to punish them by using your skill, beating them and scoring goals.”  

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  • 'We know we can do better' - Fellaini wo...

    Marouane Fellaini conceded Manchester United are going to find it difficult closing the gap on the Premier League's leading pack after drawing 1-1 with Wolves on Saturday. Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson was in attendance at Old Trafford for the first time since suffering a br...

    'We know we can do better' - Fellaini worried by Man Utd's gap to leaders

    Marouane Fellaini conceded Manchester United are going to find it difficult closing the gap on the Premier League's leading pack after drawing 1-1 with Wolves on Saturday. Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson was in attendance at Old Trafford for the first time since suffering a brain haemorrhage in May and United were unable to secure a win. Although Fred gave the hosts the lead against the run of play in the 18th minute , Wolves battled back and deservedly levelled just after the break – Joao Moutinho finding the top-left corner after good hold-up play by Raul Jimenez. United piled the pressure on towards the end, though clear-cut opportunities remained infrequent and Wolves held on to a well-earned point. The result leaves United eight points adrift of pacesetters Liverpool - who beat Southampton 3-0 - and Fellaini is already concerned by that gap. "Everyone is disappointed," the Belgian told Premier League Productions. "We know we can do better. "We had to win today because after that it will be difficult to close the gap. Everyone is disappointed, but that is football. "We have to move the ball quicker, when we create the chances we have to score." And a frustrated Jose Mourinho was scathing in his assessment of his team for how they got caught on the ball in the build-up to Wolves' equalising goal.  "It’s a situation that the players knew perfectly, that they press in midfield," he said after the game.  "These two Portuguese boys [Ruben Neves and Moutinho], they are both the kind of player that likes to bite, that likes to [give] short distance, to press, we know that they don’t give a long time for you to have the ball, to turn, to one-touch, two touches. "You don’t have much of that, so you concede in a situation which is much harder to accept but that is one goal that you concede and you have 90 minutes to show a different attitude and I think we have to do better."  

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