May 31

Arsenal consider move for 17-year-old star Madueke after making PSV debut

first_imgARSENAL will look towards the future with an attempt to sign highly-rated PSV Eindhoven star Noni Madueke, according to reports.The 17-year-old attacking midfielder left North London rivals Tottenham for the Dutch side in June 2018 in search of first-team football.1 Noni Madueke is attracting attention from clubs across EuropeCredit: Getty Images – GettyMadueke started in PSV’s youth ranks but his sky-high potential saw him awarded his senior debut in a 1-1 draw with VVV earlier this month.The rising star has 18-months left on his contract in Holland and is likely to move elsewhere with a host of clubs ready to make their move.ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the GunnersMikel Arteta’s Arsenal will need to fight off competition from Premier League rivals Wolves.The Daily Mail report that RB Leipzig and Valencia are also both looking into his availability.Madueke also represents England’s Under-18 side and revealed how he wasn’t willing to sit in the youth teams in order to progress his career.Arsenal complete loan for Cedric Soares with option of free transfer for Southampton ace in summer MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsLemar 6/4 to join ArsenalARSENAL have been tipped to make a late move for Thomas Lemar.He’s not settled at Atletico Madrid and the Gunners could be about to swoop for the France international.Do you think they will? Then have a flutter with Ladbrokes.Click here to place a bet.He previously said: “There have been so many talented English players that have been stuck around 23s squads.”People are now starting to realise that if they want to play and they’re good enough then why not go abroad if the opportunity is there?”I looked at the young players that have moved like Jadon Sancho, Reiss Nelson on loan [to Hoffenheim from Arsenal].”The biggest deals from the Premier League January transfer windowlast_img read more

January 10

Mexico book World Cup berth, US in jeopardy after loss

first_imgMexico join Brazil, Japan and Iran alongside hosts Russia as the teams to have confirmed their places in next year’s finals.Friday’s win saw Mexico go top of the six-nation final qualifying round in CONCACAF, with 17 points from six games.The result means they are guaranteed one of the automatic World Cup berths awarded to the top three finishers in the group.But while Mexico celebrated, arch-rivals the USA were left contemplating a road to Russia that has suddenly become much more uncertain following their 2-0 loss to 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists Costa Rica in Harrison, New Jersey.The win left Costa Rica second in the standings on 14 points, while the USA continue to hold on to the third automatic qualifying place with eight points from seven games.The Americans however are level on eight points with Honduras, who host the US next week in what promises to be a tense duel in the Central American nation.Costa Rica striker Marco Urena was the hero at the Red Bull Arena, where a large contingent of Costa Rica fans in the 25,000-seat stadium made the fixture feel like an away tie for the USA.Urena scored twice to give Costa Rica their first World Cup away win over the USA since 1985.San Jose Earthquakes forward Urena exposed slack defending in the US back four in the 30th minute to fire Costa Rica ahead at the Red Bull Arena.Urena then pounced on another sloppy piece of US defending eight minutes from time to complete a miserable night for the hosts.The defeat — the first in a competitive fixture since coach Bruce Arena took over last year — leaves the US campaign to reach the 2018 finals in Russia in the balance.Arena must now somehow turnaround his team’s display for next week’s clash with Honduras.“We’ll take a day to reflect on this and come up with a plan,” Arena said. “But clearly walking away without any points tonight is very disappointing.“We’ll move on. This is how you deal in competition sports. You don’t win every game.– ‘Not our night’ –“Tonight was not our night. We didn’t play well, but we still have three games left in the competition. We’re still in position to qualify for the World Cup.”Urena grabbed his first on the half hour mark, when a poor clearing kick from goalkeeper Tim Howard was headed back towards the US territory.The US defence was caught out of position and Urena burst through the middle before angling a low shot across Howard into the far corner to make it 1-0.As tension mounted in the second half Costa Rica’s Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas twice pulled off superb saves from Christian Pulisic and Jozy Altidore to preserve the visitors lead.With the US pushing forward Urena then grabbed his second, punishing another blunder to stroke home his finish past Howard.In the day’s other game, Honduras grabbed a precious win over Trinidad and Tobago, downing the Caribbean side 2-1.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mexico’s Jurge Damm battles for the ball with Panama’s Luis Ovalle during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match in Mexico City © AFP / PEDRO PARDOMEXICO CITY, Mexico, Sep 2 – Mexico became the fifth team to guarantee their place at the 2018 World Cup on Friday as the United States crashed to defeat at home to Costa Rica to place their qualification campaign in jeopardy.A Hirving Lozano header on 53 minutes was enough to give Mexico a 1-0 win over Panama at the Azteca Stadium as the CONCACAF heavyweights reached the finals for a seventh successive occasion.last_img read more