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  • Simon Mail

    POINT THE FINGER

    Alexandre Lacazette was spotted wearing Mesut Ozil branded merchandise during Gunners training ahead of the North London Derby and has left fans divided.

    Mikel Arteta's side host bitter rivals Tottenham this afternoon in a key clash for both sides.

    But it is Lacazette's attire ahead of the game which has caught the eye of Arsenal fans after he wore an Ozil-branded bandage on his finger.

    Ozil departed the Emirates for Fenerbahce in the January window following a turbulent last 12 months at the club.

    And it is Ozil's tumultuous relationship with the Gunners faithful that has led many of them to question the striker's decision to wear the bandage during training.

  • Simon Mail

    LEICESTER v SHEFFIELD UNITED

    Next up Leicester will bid to strengthen their top-four claims against bottom side Sheffield United.

    The Blades are under new management with Paul Heckingbottom taking over on an interim basis after the departure of Chris Wilder.

    Sheffield United are heading for relegation and not even a shock win this afternoon will be enough.

    But can the visitors dent Brendan Rodgers' side's Champions League hopes?

  • Simon Mail

    FULL TIME: SOUTHAMPTON 1-2 BRIGHTON

    A BIG win for Brighton as they claim their first league win in six matches.

    Graham Potter's side have moved three points clear of the bottom three and jumped above Newcastle in the battle to avoid the drop.

    Brighton opened the scoring through Lewis Dunk's thumping header but Che Adams' strike levelled the match.

    But the Seagulls found another gear and claimed the winner in the 56th minute when Leandro Trossard fired home.

    The Saints could not find an equaliser and it is a huge result for Brighton as they claim a sixth win of the season.

    Leandro Trossard scored the winner for Brighton
  • Simon Mail

    SOUTHAMPTON 1-2 BRIGHTON

    Brighton are back in front with a superbly crafted goal. Danny Welbeck lays the ball off to Leandro Trossard and he fires his effort past Fraser Forster.

    Can Graham Potter's side hold on to their lead this time? It could be a massive three points for the side in the battle to stay up.

    Leandro Trossard celebrates restoring Brighton's lead
  • Simon Mail

    JACKETT OFF

    Kenny Jackett is no longer Portsmouth manager after the League One club sacked him today.

    Jackett leaves after almost four years with Pompey and a day after the side were beaten on penalties by Salford in the delayed 2020 Papa John's Trophy final.

    A run of one win in seven league games has forced the board to act with the side two points off the play-off spots.

    Chief executive Mark Catlin told the club website: "Portsmouth would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Kenny for the work he has done during his near four-year spell at the club and we all wish him well for the future.

    "It has been an emotional past few weeks for everyone associated with Pompey and we now begin the process – which will be as short as possible – of appointing someone who we believe can give us the best chance of finishing inside the top six. These talks begin today."

    Kenny Jackett has been sacked by Portsmouth
  • Simon Mail

    SOUTHAMPTON 1 BRIGHTON 1

    That didn't last long! Brighton just cannot hold onto a lead and Southampton have levelled the contest.

    Ryan Bertrand's header is deflected into the path of Che Adams and he lashes a volley into the net.

    Excellent finish from Adams which gave Robert Sanchez no chance.

    Che Adams celebrates volleying in the Saints' equaliser
  • Simon Mail

    SOUTHAMPTON 0-1 BRIGHTON

    We have our first goal of the day and Brighton have opened the scoring against Southampton.

    Lewis Dunk powers a header from a corner into the net to give Graham Potter's side a vital lead.

    Brighton have dropped 17 points from winning positions this season, including last week against Leicester, so this one is far from over.

    Lewis Dunk powers his header into the net
  • Simon Mail

    SOUTHAMPTON v BRIGHTON

    The first Premier League game of the day is just about to get underway as rivals Southampton host Brighton.

    It is a very important game for the Seagulls with the visitors only above the relegation zone on goal difference.

    Graham Potter's side have won plenty of plaudits for their style of football but points are all that matters and Brighton badly need a win.

  • Simon Mail

    GINI'S OUT

    Barcelona believe they have all but secured the signing of Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum with the deal reportedly '95 per cent done'.

    Wijnaldum has been one of the stars of Jurgen Klopp’s Anfield revolution but looks certain to depart on a free transfer this summer.

    The 30-year-old’s contract expires in June and Liverpool chiefs have not been able to agree new terms with the Holland international.

    Wijnaldum claimed this week he would be upset to leave Liverpool but it seems inevitable he will move on this summer.

    Speaking this week, the midfielder said: "It's not as easy as everyone thinks it is to make some decisions about your future.

    "You have to think about everything and then first negotiate with the clubs and it's so difficult and it's why it takes so long."

    Georginio Wijnaldum looks set to leave Liverpool this summer
  • Simon Mail

    REDKNAPP ON BALE

    Harry Redknapp has been offering his views on Gareth Bale and thinks the Tottenham star will be a huge threat to Arsenal in the North London derby.

    Bale has rediscovered top form in the last month and could be unleashed against the Gunners this afternoon.

    Redknapp said: "With Gareth playing like he is, you see that Tottenham forward line and if you’re in the opposition dressing room you’re thinking, 'Bloody hell, this is going to be a tough day'.

    "There’s Gareth, Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura… that’s as good an attacking line-up as any in the country.

    "The Arsenal back four will be looking at them ahead of the game and wondering how they’ll cope, because it’s been hard work for them at times this season.

    "It’s not as though home advantage counts for a great deal at the moment."

    Gareth Bale could light up the North London derby

     

  • Simon Mail

    THE RIGHT TUCH

    Thomas Tuchel has come up with a clever ‘secret’ trick to fool the opponents of Chelsea.

    The German tells players to use code words when they attack, so that his men know where to run when they are going forward — and who to aim for.

    It is a system that includes a group of these key ‘triggers’ to let Blues stars know what side they will go down, whether the ball is put in high or low and even if it is long or short.

    It seems to be paying off with Chelsea unbeaten in 12 matches since his arrival.

    The Blues were well below their best yesterday but still managed to claim a 0-0 draw at Leeds.

    Thomas Tuchel's secret 'tricks' are paying off at Chelsea
  • Simon Mail

    NO WILD DECISIONS

    Paul Heckingbottom will get the chance to steer Sheffield United to safety and the FA Cup final with Jason Tindall to join as his sidekick.

    Heckingbottom is to run the Blades side for the rest of the campaign after the departure of Chris Wilder, with no plans for a new manager before the summer.

    The new management pair have an uphill task to stay up but they do have a shot at FA Cup glory, with United in the quarter finals.

    Their first task will be this afternoon with the bottom side away to Leicester City.

    The Blades appear doomed to relegation with a return to the Championship looking a certainty.

  • Simon Mail

    KEANE AS MUSTARD

    Roy Keane is plotting a return to management and has his eyes on the Celtic job.

    The Manchester United and Republic of Ireland legend is up for the task of taking on Steven Gerrard’s Rangers if the call comes.

    The Parkhead post is right up his street because of his strong links to the club.

    The former Bhoys midfielder, 49, was offered the job before and declined, but he would say yes this time — and that might fit with Celtic’s requirements.

    Senior Celtic chiefs want to keep the existing coaching staff and put a ‘figurehead’ in charge. Keane does not have a backroom team that he uses, so that would be ideal.

    Roy Keane wants to return to the dugoutCredit: Getty Images – Getty
  • James Orr

    SUPER SUNDAY

    Today's Premier League fixtures, with West Ham's trip to Old Trafford capping a busy day of action.

    • Southampton vs Brighton (noon)
    • Leicester vs Sheff Utd (2pm)
    • Arsenal vs Tottenham (4.30pm)
    • Man Utd vs West Ham (7.15pm)

    ON GAARD

    Mikel Arteta has a fully-fit squad to choose from for this afternoon's north London derby with Tottenham.

    Arsenal secured a 3-1 away win over Olympiacos in the Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday to take a commanding lead back to the Emirates Stadium.

    The impressive result means Arteta should be able to rest several key players for next week's second leg.

    As a result, the Arsenal boss may be tempted to name an unchanged side against Spurs but Nicolas Pepe could replace Willian out wide.

    • Joshua Jones

      GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

      Paul Heckingbottom will get the chance to steer Sheffield United to safety and the FA Cup final – with Jason Tindall joining as his sidekick.

      Heckingbottom will run the Blades side for the rest of the campaign after Chris Wilder’s departure, with no plans for a new manager before the summer.

      And former Bournemouth boss Tindall, axed after just half a season in charge, and Alan Knill will partner him at the helm at Bramall Lane.

      His appointment will spark talk of Eddie Howe coming in as manager down the line, but insiders reveal that is not currently part of the plan.

      Meanwhile, SunSport can exclusively reveal that Man Utd’s new technical team will hold a transfer summit with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this week to nail down their targets for the summer.

      Top of the list is a new centre-forward.

      Edinson Cavani will not be offered an extension to his current one-year deal while a decision will be made on whether to accept offers for Anthony Martial.

      A new central midfielder is also wanted, with Nemanja Matic likely to be allowed to leave.

      The club are looking to bring in someone to provide cover at right-back.

      And a new top-class centre-back is also wanted to come in alongside Harry Maguire.

      There is also likely to be discussion about the goalkeeping team.

      Finally, we can also reveal Roy Keane wants the Celtic manager’s job — and a sensational return to Scottish football.

      The United and Republic of Ireland legend is up for the task of taking on Steven Gerrard’s Rangers if the call comes.

      The Parkhead post is right up his street because of his strong allegiance to the club.

      The former Bhoys midfielder, 49, was offered the job before and declined, but he would say yes this time — and that might fit with Celtic’s requirements.

      Senior Celtic chiefs want to keep the existing coaching staff and put a ‘figurehead’ in charge. 

      Keane does not have a backroom team that he uses, so that would be ideal.

    • Anthony Chapman

      EXCLUSIVE BY DUNCAN WRIGHT

      Man Utd’s new technical team will hold a transfer summit with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this week to nail down their targets for the summer.

      Top of the list is a new centre-forward who will finally end the long search for a recognised goalscorer at Old Trafford.

      Edinson Cavani will not be offered an extension to his current one-year deal while a decision will be made on whether to accept offers for Anthony Martial.

      A new central midfielder is also wanted, with Nemanja Matic likely to be allowed to leave.

      The reliance on Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back has been shown this season and the club are looking to bring in someone else to provide cover in that position.

      And a new top-class centre-back is also wanted to come in alongside Harry Maguire.

      There is also likely to be discussion about the goalkeeping team.

      Man Utd are set to discuss transfer plans this summer
    • Anthony Chapman

      EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

      Thomas Tuchel has come up with a clever ‘secret’ trick to fool the opponents of Chelsea.

      The German tells players to use code words when they attack, so that his men know where to run when they are going forward — and who to aim for.

      A baffled rival told SunSport: “You have no idea what’s going on but they know exactly what they are doing.

      “It just makes the attacks quicker and more deadly because sometimes a guy passing does not even have to look up to know where the runner will be.

      “They use different words all the time too, so you can’t even work it out during the game.”

      Thomas Tuchel has developed a secret code at Chelsea
    • Anthony Chapman

      EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

      Paul Heckingbottom will get the chance to steer Sheffield United to safety and the FA Cup final – with Jason Tindall to join as his sidekick.

      Heckingbottom is to run the Blades side for the rest of the campaign after Chris Wilder’s departure, with no plans for a new manager before the summer.

      And former Bournemouth boss Tindall, axed after just half a season in charge, will partner him at the helm at Bramall Lane.

      Tindall is available and keen to return to management. 

      His appointment will spark talk of Eddie Howe coming in as manager down the line, but insiders reveal that is not currently part of the plan.

      Paul Heckingbottom will take charge of Sheffield Utd for the rest of season following Chris Wilder's exit
    • Anthony Chapman

      EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

      Roy Keane wants the Celtic manager’s job — and a sensational return to Scottish football.

      The Manchester United and Republic of Ireland legend is up for the task of taking on Steven Gerrard’s Rangers if the call comes.

      The Parkhead post is right up his street because of his strong allegiance to the club.

      The former Bhoys midfielder, 49, was offered the job before and declined, but he would say yes this time — and that might fit with Celtic’s requirements.

      Senior Celtic chiefs want to keep the existing coaching staff and put a ‘figurehead’ in charge. 

      Keane does not have a backroom team that he uses, so that would be ideal.

      Roy Keane wants the Celtic job
    • Anthony Chapman

      CITY SLICKERS

      Man City pulled 17 points ahead of Man United at the top of the table thanks to a 3-0 win at Fulham.

      It was all square going into the second half when John Stones put City ahead in the 47th minute.

      Subsequent strikes from Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero sealed the win for Pep Guardiola's men.

      But United have two games in hand to play, starting with Champions League hopefuls West Ham on Sunday.

    • Anthony Chapman

      KAI IN THE SKY

      Chelsea star Kai Havertz could be used as a striker by manager Thomas Tuchel on a more regular basis.

      Speaking after the 0-0 draw at Leeds, Tuchel said: "I feel Kai is very comfortable in high positions, to drop into half spaces from the high positions to turn and drive with the ball and use his speed.

      "But he also arrives very naturally in the box to finish our attacks. He is comfortable in finishing.

      "He can play as a No9, as a half striker or a winger. Today we used him as a No9.

      "I am happy, unfortunately he could not finish like he finishes in training or his talent allows him to finish. I trust him in this position."

      Kai Havertz could become Chelsea's main striker
    • Anthony Chapman

      MAN FOR MAN

      Man Utd will go head to head with Chelsea in a summer transfer battle for Roma's Gianluca Mancini, according to reports.

      The Roma centre-back, 24, is set to be available for a cut-price fee of £27million when the market reopens due to the financial impact of coronavirus.

      And according to the Express, that could tempt the Premier League giants to fight it out for his signature.

      Man Utd and Chelsea are keen on Roma defender Gianluci Mancini
    • Anthony Chapman

      WILD THING

      Sheffield United have announced the exit of manager Chris Wilder.

      The Blades sit bottom of the Premier League table and look destined to return to the Championship.

      Wilder took United from League One to the Premier League during his five years at the helm.

    • Anthony Chapman

      TEAM NEWS

      Man Utd’s injury crisis could see Amad Diallo make his Premier League debut against West Ham.

      Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be forced to turn to the 18-year-old once with Anthony Martial a major doubt.

      Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani are also unavailable for the crunch clash tomorrow.

      How Man Utd could face West Ham

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