The former Oasis frontman and avid Manchester City fan joined Andy and Jason for a chat.
Watch Turkey thrash the Netherlands 3-0 in Group A The Netherlands can only finish third in Group A if leaders Turkey drop points in their final two games.Goals from Oguzhan Ozyakup, Burak Yilmaz and Barcelona’s £24m signing Arda Turan saw Turkey beat the Oranje 3-0 in a group where both Iceland and the Czech Republic have now qualified (see table below). 2 2
There were brilliant scenes in Lithuania on Tuesday night as San Marino scored their first away goal in 14 years.The minnows, who have a population of just over 30,000, celebrated wildly after Matteo Vitaioli fired in a free-kick to make it 1-1 in the Euro 2016 qualifier. Sadly, San Marino couldn’t hold out for a famous draw as Lukas Spalvis netted in injury time to steal victory for Lithuania.
Mauricio Pochettino has urged his Tottenham team not to get carried away with their mauling of Manchester City, but admits he is excited by their ‘massive’ potential.Spurs stunned their big-spending opponents at White Hart Lane on Saturday lunchtime, as they fought back from a goal down to run out 4-1 winners.It was an impressive display from a side which was the youngest fielded in the Premier League this season, and Pochettino believes it is just a sign of things to come.“We are very pleased and very happy,” Pochettino said.“We have big potential, we are very young. I think that today was the (our) youngest team and this is important.“The potential is massive but we need to keep the feet on the grass because you know always after a big win you need to keep your feet on the grass.“Now, this is our tough job but I am very pleased with the result. We can discuss different things but in the end I think we fully deserved the victory.” 1 Toby Alderweireld celebrates scoring for Tottenham
1 Joe Hart Goalkeeper Joe Hart hopes Manchester City’s last-gasp win at Borussia Monchengladbach will provide the spark to get their season back on track.Sergio Aguero scored a 90th-minute penalty winner as City came from behind to beat the Germans 2-1 at a raucous Borussia Park and secure their first points in Champions League Group D.City, having lost three of their previous four games, had looked set for another night of frustration after falling behind to a Lars Stindl strike early in the second half.But City rallied, levelling through Nicolas Otamendi and completing the comeback as Aguero, following a night of personal frustration in front of goal, got up after being fouled and struck from the spot.It was a hard-fought win and City were still some way short of the form that saw them cruise through their opening five games of the season without conceding.Yet in terms of character, it was encouraging and Hart hopes performances can now improve.Hart, who himself was outstanding in Germany, said: “We did it the hard way, as our fans know that’s how we’re doing things at the moment. It wasn’t really good enough. We gave far too many chances to them.“The win is important and we really need to improve, but as badly as we played I think we still deserved to win.“We need to get back to the first five games of the Premier League, where we were more of a balanced team. We were a bit imbalanced.“But the season is a long season, so you have got different stages. Hopefully that will put us in a good place for the Newcastle game.”Hart was brilliant throughout as Monchengladbach, rejuvenated under interim coach Andre Schubert after a dismal start to the season, showed as much attacking intent as City.Hart saved a penalty from Raffael and denied the dangerous Brazilian forward on a number of other occasions during open play.City also had opportunities but failed to take advantage, with Aguero particularly wasteful as he struggles for form following his recent knee injury.Stindl’s 54th-minute opener came during a period of dominance for the hosts, who were buoyant on their first home appearance in the competition for 37 years.City responded and levelled through Otamendi after a Martin Demichelis shot was cleared, although replays suggested the initial effort had crossed the line. City then created the better chances in the closing stages and were rewarded as time ran out.Hart was pleased with his own performance and felt conceding proved the turning point.He said: “I am enjoying playing. I was gutted to concede the goal but they stopped attacking after that. I didn’t touch the ball after the goal and luckily we got the two goals.”
Moussa Sissoko AC Milan are planning to swoop for Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko in January.The Rossoneri have made a woeful start to life under Sinisa Mihajlovic, taking just nine points from their opening seven league games.Attention is already being turned to securing reinforcements in the January market and Calciomercato are reporting that Sissoko is at the top of Milan’s wish-list.The Frenchman has recently admitted he is keen on playing in the Champions League, something Milan cannot offer him this season, but it is thought he would still be open to a move to the Italian giants.Arsenal and Liverpool are apparently keeping track of Sissoko’s situation at Newcastle, too, but the Toon club would prefer their star midfielder to move abroad if they decided to sell him. 1
Chelsea and Tottenham played out a dull goalless draw at White Hart Lane in Sunday’s midday kick off.Heung-Min Son and Eden Hazard had the best two chances of the first half, but both players were unable to steer their headers into the net.There was very little to report on in the second half but Jose Mourinho’s side were vastly improved in defence from the side that has struggled for so much of this season.The draw means Tottenham miss the opportunity to go one point behind leaders Manchester City, while the Blues remain in 15th.It was a poor start to the game with neither side managing to break through the other’s defence, but it was Chelsea who got a foothold in the match first.Oscar had the ball on the right and whipped in a deep cross on to the head of Hazard – who started in the ‘false 9’ position after Diego Costa was dropped – but the Belgian could not direct the ball on target.Minutes later Pedro went even closer when he cut in from the left and fired a rocket of a shot towards Hugo Lloris’ goal but it went an inch over the bar.Spurs’ best chance of the half came after some great work from Harry Kane as the Englishman’s cross found Son, but the former Bayer Leverkusen forward headed straight at Asmir Begovic.Things threatened to boil over as Tottenham full backs Danny Rose and Kyle Walker were both booked for crunching challenges but the sides went into the break with the score goalless.The second half was even less inspiring than the first with the first shot on goal coming in the 62nd minute when Son linked well with Erik Lamela, who came on for the injured Ryan Mason, before stabbing the ball at Begovic.Chelsea had a great chance to take the lead with 20 minutes remaining when Branislav Ivanovic picked out the much-improved Hazard who fired a stunning volley from a tight angle but Lloris was equal to it.Pedro and Hazard pushed to grab a late winner but ultimately it was a game for the defenders as neither back four would budge with the match ending goalless. 1 Heung-Min Son had the best chance of the game
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 1 *UPDATE: JOSE MOURINHO SACKED BY CHELSEA*With Chelsea locked in a relegation battle and Manchester United’s uninspiring style of play resulting in an early Champions League exit, Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal are facing uncertainty over their futures in the Premier League.The English juggernauts have hugely underwhelmed on the field, with suggestions that there are issues behind the scenes at each club.But rather than simply discuss the prospect of Mourinho and Van Gaal getting sacked, supporters have queried whether the script is written for one to replace the other.Some even believe that reports of both managers losing the dressing room simultaneously can surely be no coincidence.READ THE LATEST REPORTS ON THE CONTENDERS TO REPLACE MOURINHOHave a read below of what Manchester United supporters think of Mourinho and Van Gaal’s current situation…
Andy Goldstein rounds up the highlights from another brilliant week of Sports Bar shows alongside Bobby Gould and Jason Cundy.
1 Reports – Vincent Kompany on plane which came off runway this weekend Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was on board a plane which came off the runway at Norwich Airport on Saturday, according to reports.City’s injured captain had been watching his side beat Norwich 3-0 in the FA Cup before a charter plane was due to take him home, it has been widely reported.An airport spokeswoman told the BBC that no one was injured in the incident which caused a temporary closure of the airport.“The airport remained open to helicopter traffic. The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed, which is standard practice,” the airport announced in a statement to the BBC.Phil Brockwell, of Centreline Air, added to the Eastern Daily Press: “It was at a fairly low speed of its departure, at which point it veered off the runway, for reasons for which we have some guesses.”