Swansea flying high after Borja Bastón double takes them past Preston | Football

Swansea flying high after Borja Bastón double takes them past Preston | Football

Steve Cooper, the Swansea manager, said Borja Bastón was revelling in the role of leading the line after his two goals secured their win over Preston. The £15m Spanish striker went 1,022 days without a Swansea goal before this season but now has three goals in three league games. It was his equaliser on the […]

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Championship 2019-20 season preview | Football

Championship 2019-20 season preview | Football

Title challengers There may not be an overwhelming favourite for automatic promotion but certain teams appear streets ahead in the firepower stakes. None more so than Fulham, who will likely start with an attacking diamond of Aleksandar Mitrovic, a Premier League striker in all but name, Anthony Knockaert, Ivan Cavaleiro and Tom Cairney, a player […]

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Sheffield United agree £20m Oli McBurnie deal with Swansea | Football

Sheffield United agree £20m Oli McBurnie deal with Swansea | Football

Sheffield United have agreed a club-record £20m deal to sign the Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie. After weeks of talks Chris Wilder’s side have made a breakthrough with an offer of around £18m up front, with £2m in add-ons, smashing the club’s transfer record for a fourth time this summer following the arrivals of Lys […]

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Daniel James joins Manchester United a huge prospect but with work to do | Football

Graham Potter is not the sort to get carried away but as the questions about Daniel James kept coming, and the realisation that everyone had witnessed something special started to sink in, even Swansea’s manager was sounding like an excited supporter. “There were a few instances, not just the goal,” said Potter, smiling, almost laughing, […]

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Graham Potter appointment is not a gamble, says Brighton’s owner | Football

The Brighton & Hove Albion owner, Tony Bloom, has insisted Graham Potter’s appointment as manager does not constitute a risk as the club seeks to establish themselves more securely in the Premier League after last season’s relegation scare. Potter, who forged his reputation hoisting Östersund from the Swedish fourth division to the top flight and […]

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Former Swansea City chairman is suing his own solicitors for not warning him his Premier League promotion would cost him millions in divorce payments

Former Swansea City chairman is suing his own solicitors for not warning him his Premier League promotion would cost him millions in divorce payments

AN ex-Swansea City chairman is suing solicitors claiming they should have warned him Premier League promotion would cost him millions in divorce payments. Huw Jenkins, 56, said he was told when he separated from wife Sian in 2011 that his finances were “not stable enough” for a final settlement. PA:Press Association Former Swansea City chairman […]

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Pep Guardiola fears Manchester City injuries before ‘crazy’ fixtures | Football

Pep Guardiola is praying none of his Manchester City players return from international duty injured and feels those overlooked by their country will benefit from a rest before a potentially decisive run of games for the team. Sergio Agüero and Aymeric Laporte have not been called up by Argentina and France respectively while David Silva […]

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Swansea City 2-3 Manchester City: FA Cup quarter-final – live! | Football

7.21pm GMT19:21 That was a glorious FA Cup quarter-final. As good as it gets. Swansea scored the goal of the evening, a back-to-front flowing passing move gorgeously finished by Bersant Celina. Manchester City created a large number of chances, the kind they’d normally slot away. It looked like being one of those days, until the […]

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FA Cup talking points: 10 things to look out for this weekend | Football

1) Fixtures and injuries leave Solskjær pensive before Chelsea trip Manchester United have lost five times to Chelsea in the FA Cup and the last of United’s eight Cup victories over the Blues came almost exactly two decades ago, in the 1999 quarter-finals, when Ole Gunnar Solskjær was in the team. Within the next month […]

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How can Renato Sanches be so bad at one club and so good at another? | Stuart James | Football

September 2017, the London Stadium. Renato Sanches is brought down by Cheikhou Kouyaté deep inside the West Ham half and is determined to take the free-kick. He tells his Swansea teammates he is going to put it in the top corner. One swing of his right boot later and the ball is on its way […]

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