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  • sstreet

    IN FOR THE KYL

    PSG are ready to move for Jadon Sancho if they cannot agree a new contract with Kylian Mbappe, according to David Ornstein.

    The Parisian hierarchy are keen admirers of the England international, who Dortmund have stated could leave the club for the right price.

    Manchester United are also ready to make a move for Sancho this summer, but will not consider doing business at the £110m asking price Dortmund set last year.

  • sstreet

    BRAZIL-LIANT

    Manchester City are on the verge of signing Kayky from Fluminense, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The up front fee would be around £8.7m with a potential £14.75m to be earned by the Brazilian club in add-ons.

    City have already had great success delving into Brazil's Serie A for play-offs, with Gabriel Jesus arriving from Palmeiras in 2016 for £27m plus add-ons.

  • Jack Figg

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Yesterday was an action packed day of Premier League football at both ends of the table as the race for the Champions League took another exciting turn.

    Manchester United came from behind to beat Tottenham 3-1 away.

    Goals from Edinson Cavani, Fred and Mason Greenwood put Spurs to the sword after Heung Son-min had given them a 1-0 half-time lead.

    But it was Cavani’s disallowed goal that caused the most controversy after Scott McTominay’s hand brushed Son’s face in the build up.

    Tottenham released a statement slamming ‘abhorrent’ racial abuse of Son after the game.

    The South Korean star came under attack from sick trolls online in the wake of the crunch clash in London.

    Earlier in the day rampant West Ham scored three for the third week running and threatened to bottle it for the third week running.

    Third placed Leicester were the victims as David Moyes’ men took a 3-0 lead through a Jesse Lingard brace and a Jarrod Bowen strike.

    Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice to worry the hosts but the Hammers held on to reclaim fourth spot and move within a point of the Foxes.

    After the game Brendan Rodgers said he feels let down by four Leicester stars who broke Covid rules.

    James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Hamza Choudhury flouted restrictions by going to a party last Saturday, along with injured Harvey Barnes and they were all left out the squad.

    Arsenal beat Sheffield United 3-0 away in the late game to move ninth thanks to two from Alexandre Lacazette and one from Gabriel Martinelli with the Blades as good as down.

    But the Gunners have been dealt major blow after Mikel Arteta confirmed Kieran Tierney will miss the rest of the season – with Bukayo Saka and Martinelli also picking up injuries on Sunday.

    Earlier in the day, Newcastle nabbed a huge win at Burnley winning 2-1.

    Despite the positive result for his team at Spurs, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blasted VAR for the decision to disallow Cavani’s strike and hit out at ‘con artist’ Son.

    Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “The game has gone, absolutely gone. If that’s a clear and obvious error, it’s one he [the ref] had to look at. It was a perfectly good goal, we shouldn’t be conned. I have to say, if my son stays down for three minutes and needs ten mates to help him, he won’t get any food because that’s embarrassing.

    “We weren’t conned, the ref was. That kick-started us. [Before] we played like a team who had played in Europe on Thursday.

    “Top reaction, we played great stuff second half. We felt the injustice and showed good character to come back. We can’t let those decisions ruin this good season for us. The goals we scored were excellent.

    “Cavani showed why he’s a No9. Fred even scores, that shows just how good we were. It was an excellent [disallowed] goal. Unfortunately the ref decided we are not playing football or VAR decided. I’m absolutely shocked if that is a foul.”

    And finally, Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Manchester City will still go ahead, The Sun understands.

    Ministers and sports chiefs will meet today and agree to allow the event to go ahead.

    It will likely open with a minute’s silence and black armbands for the players.

    The Government has told The FA the decision is up to them — but the 5.30pm kick-off may change if it clashes with Prince Philip’s service.

  • William Pugh

    MOUR WAR

    Jose Mourinho launched a scathing attack on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the pair clashed in the tunnel after the final whistle.

    The Tottenham chief was furious after Solskjaer accused Son Heung-min of conning officials to get Edinson Cavani’s strike chalked off by going down too easily under a flailing arm from Scott McTominay.

    Seething Solskjaer said: “If my son stayed down for three minutes and he needed ten mates to help him up, he wouldn’t get any food. The game has gone — absolutely gone.”

    But former United boss Mourinho hit back as the row escalated when he told reporters: “I just want to say Sonny’s very lucky that his father is a better person than Ole.”

    Cavani thought he had given United the lead when he slotted home in the 33rd minute. But referee Chris Kavanagh ruled it out after VAR advised him to check the pitchside monitor.

    It looked a harsh decision and the Red Devils were further incensed when the South Korean fired Spurs ahead seven minutes later. Old Trafford manager Solskjaer — despite his side’s sterling second-half comeback — was still angry about the incident afterwards.

    The Norwegian said in a television interview moments after the final whistle: “It was a perfectly good goal. We weren’t conned, the referee was.”

  • William Pugh

    TEARS FOR TIER

    Arsenal have been dealt major blow after Mikel Arteta confirmed Kieran Tierney will miss the rest of the season – with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli also picking up injuries on Sunday.

    The Gunners left-back, 23, was substituted at half-time in the defeat by Liverpool last weekend. Tierney was injured in a clash with James Milner and scans have revealed he suffered ligament damage.

    And after Arsenal beat Sheffield United 3-0 on Sunday, Arteta admitted: “Kieran is out, probably for the season."

    And the news only got worse from there, with Arteta also confirming Saka and Martinelli had picked up knocks at Bramall Lane.

    Saka hobbled off the pitch with 20 minutes to play after starring in the No10 role after the Gunners boss gambled with Granit Xhaka at left-back in the place of Tierney.

    Martinelli was also taken off with just under ten minutes of the game to go having scored just minutes earlier. And Arteta revealed both players had picked up injuries in a major blow ahead of Thursday's crunch Europa League quarter-final second-leg away to Slavia Prague.

  • William Pugh

    SUN BACK PAGE

    Here is the back page of Monday's Sun newspaper after a thrilling weekend of Premier League action at both ends of the table.

  • William Pugh

    ROD RAGE

    Brendan Rodgers says he feels let down by four Leicester stars who broke Covid rules.

    James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Hamza Choudhury flouted restrictions by going to a party last Saturday, along with injured Harvey Barnes and they were all left out the squad for the 3-2 defeat at West Ham.

    Rodgers said: “From a personal perspective, I was bitterly disappointed, I’ve got to say. It was a breach. My objective coming into Leicester City was to create a standard on and off the pitch.

    “Particularly at this time when we’re challenging and fighting to finish off a really exciting season — that standard and the values we have as a club, they fell well below that.

    “The guys who weren’t involved in the squad at West Ham would have been. However, as a consequence of their behaviour, they weren’t.

    “It’s a mistake they’ve made. I won’t hold it against them. It’s not what their identity is as young guys. They’ve made a mistake and been punished for it. It’s in the past now. It wasn’t ideal (timing). But that’s how strongly I felt on it. We were coming into a game that was a very important game for us. But some things are bigger than football."

  • William Pugh

    PLAY ON

    Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Manchester City will still go ahead, The Sun understands.

    Ministers and sports chiefs will meet Monday and agree to allow the event to go ahead.

    It will likely open with a minute's silence and black armbands for the players.

    The Government has told The FA the decision is up to them — but the 5.30pm kick-off may change if it clashes with Prince Philip’s service.

    The Football League has already told its clubs that 3pm games may be moved 'to avoid a clash'.

  • William Pugh

    WE STAND WITH YOU

    Tottenham have released a statement slamming 'abhorrent' racial abuse of Son Heung-Min following Sunday's 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.

    The South Korean star came under attack from sick trolls online in the wake of the crunch clash in London. Son was involved in a controversial first-half VAR decision that saw a United goal questionably chalked off.

    And the ace has since received vile racist messages on the internet from cowardly trolls. Spurs put out an official club statement on Sunday night taking aim at the people behind the messages.

    And they proudly told Son: We stand with you. The statement read: “Another matchday and more abhorrent racial abuse suffered by one of our players.

    “This has again been reported to the platforms and we shall now undertake a full review alongside the Premier League to determine the most effective action moving forward.

    “We stand with you, Sonny.”

  • William Pugh

    'CON ARTIST'

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has blasted Son Heung-Min for ‘conning’ the ref during Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Tottenham.

    And the Red Devils boss believes ‘the game has gone’ after his side had a goal ruled out by VAR after an incident involving Spurs ace Son and Scott McTominay.

    Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “The game has gone, absolutely gone. If that’s a clear and obvious error, it’s one he [the ref] had to look at. It was a perfectly good goal, we shouldn’t be conned. I have to say, if my son stays down for three minutes and needs ten mates to help him, he won’t get any food because that’s embarrassing.

    “We weren’t conned, the ref was. That kick-started us. [Before] we played like a team who had played in Europe on Thursday.

    “Top reaction, we played great stuff second half. We felt the injustice and showed good character to come back. We can’t let those decisions ruin this good season for us. The goals we scored were excellent.

    “Cavani showed why he’s a No9. Fred even scores, that shows just how good we were. It was an excellent [disallowed] goal. Unfortunately the ref decided we are not playing football or VAR decided. I’m absolutely shocked if that is a foul.”

  • William Pugh

    Subs

    WILLIAN (FOR SAKA 69) – 6

    Did not really have much time to make a significant impact on the game.

    Would have like to have seen a bit more from him given his poor campaign up to this point.

    MOHAMED ELNENY (FOR MARTINELLI 84)

    Only touched the ball a handful of times after coming on.

    EDDIE NKETIAH (FOR LACAZETTE 89) – N/A

    Literally came on for a run around at the end and to give Lacazette a couple of minutes rest after a superb display.

  • William Pugh

    Alexandre Lacazette – 8

    Often gave up his own chance of scoring by dropping deep early on, before dispatching his one first half opening with aplomb.

    Missed a good chance ten minutes after the break, failing to keep his head over the ball when it was played to him on the edge of the area.

    But another supreme finish in front of goal four minutes from time made it two for the Frenchman – a top night's work.

  • William Pugh

    Dani Ceballos – 8

    At the centre of a lot of Arsenal's good work in the first half, most notably with a wonderfully audacious flick to set up Lacazette's opener.

    Also played a delightful ball over the top for Chambers who could not make the most of it.

    Looks undoubtedly the most cultured midfielder at Arteta's disposal, along with the unused duo of Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard.

    Gabriel Martinelli – 7

    Wasted a lovely move from Arsenal in the first half by drilling his shot into the side netting.

    But, for an injury-prone player, he rode a second half knock, stayed on the pitch and finished off a lovely move to get his first goal of the season.

  • William Pugh

    Thomas Partey – 6

    Really gives Ceballos and Saka the opportunity to motor forward and join the attacks.

    You rarely feel like he is doing anything, but watch closely and you will see he is often the key man in turning the ball over for Arsenal.

    Keeps things ticking over and is an essential part of how Arteta wants to play.

    Nicolas Pepe – 5

    Was probably the one Gunners forward who offered next to nothing in the opening 45 minutes.

    Only real impact came when his shot was saved in the lead up to Martinelli's goal.

    Promises a lot with his pace and ability to face up to a defender one-on-one, but continually his end product is lacking.

    Also could have scored in injury time but tried to pass instead of simply sliding the ball into the corner.

  • William Pugh

    Granit Xhaka – 6

    Clearly not a natural left-back but did enough to keep Sheffield United quiet for most of the match.

    Lazily allowed McGoldrick a sight of goal early on after failing to track his run into the box.

    His lack of pace and positional awareness could prove costly against better teams.

    Bukayo Saka – 7

    His pace is absolutely unplayable at times and his footballing brain is just as excellent.

    Saka taunted the Sheffield United defence early on with some jinking runs and darts in behind from the No10 role.

    He then linked up superbly with Ceballos for Arsenal's opener as his push for a place in Gareth Southgate's England squad ramped up even more.

    But he did go off holding his thigh in the second half, something which will worry Gunners fans ahead of the Slavia Prague game Thursday.

  • William Pugh

    Rob Holding – 6

    Susceptible to playing hopeless long balls forward in the general direction of Lacazette – a frustrating habit to watch over and over again.

    Did not really put a foot wrong in defence and was largely untroubled by any of Sheffield United's attackers.

    Pablo Mari – 7

    Swept up behind Holding in the first half, showing a real talent for making the right decision while under pressure.

    Probably Arsenal's standout defender in a game where it was difficult for any of the Gunners back line to truly shine.

  • William Pugh

    Bernd Leno – 6

    Had basically nothing to do all game, spectator for much of it.

    His biggest contributions came at set-pieces where he commanded his area well to punch the ball away.

    Calum Chambers – 6

    Clearly identified by Mikel Arteta as a defensively resolute full-back.

    Looked solid enough and offered an option going forward too, although with very little end product.

  • William Pugh

    DAN THE MAN

    Alexandre Lacazette scored twice as Arsenal cruised to a 3-0 victory over bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United.

    The 29-year-old finished off a delightful Gunners move in the 33rd minute, tucking the ball away coolly after Bukayo Saka's pass was flicked on wonderfully by the superb Dani Ceballos.

    Gabriel Martinelli then doubled the Gunners' lead midway through the second half, pouncing on a rebound after Nicolas Pepe's shot was parried away by Aaron Ramsdale.

    And Lacazette doubled his tally for the afternoon four minutes from time, sweeping home for his 50th Premier League goal.

    Victory sees Arsenal move up to ninth in the Premier League and gives them a boost ahead of their crucial Europa League quarter-final second leg against Slavia Prague on Thursday.

    Here's what SunSport's Dylan Terry thought of Arsenal's individual performances…

  • William Pugh

    MOUR PAIN

    Jose Mourinho lashed out at VAR after Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.

    Some feel Tottenham were also fortunate to get away with having a United goal in the first half disallowed by VAR. Scott McTominay was judged to have raised his hand into Son’s face in the build-up for an Edinson Cavani goal.

    VAR controversially ruled the strike out moments before Son then put Spurs ahead. But despite appearing to benefit from the video system, Mourinho lashed out at it for, in his eyes, failing to spot an apparent elbow by Paul Pogba on Serge Aurier.

    The Portuguese tactician told Sky Sports after the final whistle: “My opinion it was a good game but we didn’t deserve this result at all. We were unlucky because maybe Pogba should get a red card for an elbow on Serge Aurier.

    “I don’t know anything anymore [about VAR]. I watched Fulham vs Wolves, I don’t understand anything anymore. Sometimes you get, sometimes you don’t get, I don’t know how to comment. You don’t celebrate a goal because you are afraid.

    “It is difficult for everybody. For us, the players, the referees. Lots of contradictions and decision you don’t understand very well. That’s not my problem, I cannot fix this."

  • William Pugh

    FULL-TIME!

    Sheff Utd 0 – 3 Arsenal

    The Blades have been doomed for some time but with just seven games left and 18 points behind 17th place Newcastle it is just a matter of days before it is confirmed.

    The Gunners move back into the top half – ninth to be precise – with the Alexandre Lacazette inspired win.

  • William Pugh

    GOOOOOOOOALLLLLL – LACAZETTE!

    Sheff Utd 0 – 3 Arsenal

    85. Points in the bag for the Gunners as Lacazette gets his second of the night and his 50th Premier League goal.

    Partey with a fabulous ball from halfway in behind Ampadu who was caught out by Lacazette's dummy run.

    The Frenchman is clean through and gives Ramsdale the eyes from the edge of the area before closing his foot on it and whipping it into the bottom corner.

    Clinical from the skipper of the evening!

  • William Pugh

    GOOOOOAAAALLL – MARTINELLI!

    Sheff Utd 0 – 2 Arsenal

    72. Surely game over.

    A shocking square-ball in his own defensive third by Lundstram and he finds Pepe.

    He drives towards the box and rolls a shot towards the far corner which Ramsdale parries out so poorly.

    Martinelli follows it in and has a simple task to tap it into the empty net from three yards!

  • William Pugh

    PIQ AND MIX

    Gerard Pique had to be held back after a furious on-pitch row that involved Luka Modric after El Clasico.

    Injured Pique watched from the sideline as Barcelona lost 2-1 to Real Madrid in last night’s derby. Pique was far from happy at the final whistle.

    He stormed onto the field towards ref Jesus Gil Manzano after being left incredulous when only four minutes of stoppage time were added in the second half.

    The game was paused for a lengthy period to fix Manzano’s gear used to communicate with other officials. And Barca also felt they were denied a clear penalty when Martin Braithwaite was taken down by Ferland Mendy in the Real box.

    As Pique marched towards the ref, he crossed paths with Modric, who cheekily quipped: “You’re waiting to crack now, eh?” Pique was not amused and simply retorted: “Mate, four minutes…”

    But Modric made sure he got the final word in, saying as he strolled off: “How many (more minutes) do you want?”

  • William Pugh

    HALF-TIME!

    Sheffield United 0 – 1 Arsenal

    Alexandre Lacazette's goal is all that separates the teams at Sheffield United.

    But the North Londoners are well on top as they look to bounce back from their Europa League disappointment on Thursday and thrashing by Liverpool last time out.

  • William Pugh

    EV SOME OF THAT

    Juventus star Aaron Ramsey could be offered to Everton in exchange for Moise Kean, according to reports.

    The striker left Turin for Merseyside in 2019, after scoring eight times in 21 outings for Juve as a teen.

    Kean, 21, struggled to make an impact at Goodison Park, however, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin emerging as Carlo Ancelotti's first choice No9.

    But having had a renaissance on loan at PSG, Kean's stock is high again – with Juventus eyeing a reunion. Andrea Pirlo is hoping to reshuffle his squad this summer following a disappointing campaign.

    But the former midfielder will have to do so on a tight budget. According to Tuttosport, Juventus could offer Everton Ramsey, or even Adrien Rabiot, in order to bring Kean back.

    Alvaro Morata has been Juventus' main central striker this season. But a permanent deal may not be on the cards due to Cristiano Ronaldo's wages, leaving a potential vacancy next term.

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