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March 8, 2022 at 8:20 its T

The talking points of this weekend’s PL games

Mark Carey has analyzed all nine Premier League games from the weekend, here’s what he found.

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March 8, 2022 at 7:55 its T

Jeremy Sarmiento will return injured

Jeremy Sarmiento will return from a three-month injury absence at Brighton’s under-23 side at home to Everton on Friday night.

The 19-year-old attacker suffered a hamstring injury that required surgery 13 minutes into his full Premier League debut at West Ham in December.

Sarmiento, signed from Benfica last summer, has been fast-tracked into first-team contention by head coach Graham Potter.

The former Charlton prospect has also broken into the senior squad for Ecuador, his parents’ home country, heading to the World Cup, having previously represented England from under-16 to under-18 level.

(Photo: Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Andy Naylor

Andy Naylor·

Brighton & Hove Albion Correspondent

March 8, 2022 at 7:34 its T

Injury blow for Leeds

Forward Tyler Roberts has been ruled out for three months.

Roberts underwent successful hamstring surgery after being injured against Leicester on Saturday.

A blow also for Wales, who will face Austria in a few weeks in a World Cup play-off semi-final.

More here from Phil Hay.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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luke bosher·

Junior Editor, News

March 8, 2022 at 7:07 its T

FIFA allows foreign players to temporarily leave Russian and Ukrainian clubs

FIFA is allowing foreign players and coaches to temporarily leave Russian and Ukrainian Premier League clubs and sign for new teams, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

FIFA says that “players and managers will be considered ‘out of contract’ until June 30, 2022 and will therefore be free to sign a contract with another club without facing consequences of any kind.”

More here about this story.

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March 8, 2022 at 6:52 its T

Lucas Leiva: ‘Anfield on Champions nights is beautiful… it gives the players 10% more motivation’

“A unique feeling,” Leiva says of Anfield.

“Just being there and having that experience, you can feel it. When you talk about Anfield and the Champions League, the motivation that the players already have is 10% more because we know how beautiful it is. In recent years, Anfield once again made a difference. We can remember the comeback against Barcelona that probably wouldn’t be possible in other stadiums but at Anfield anything is possible”.

James Horncastle

James Horncastle·

Series A Correspondent

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Lucas Leiva: ‘Anfield on Champions nights is beautiful… it gives the players 10% more motivation’

March 8, 2022 at 6:35 its T

International Women’s Day: What is it like to be a woman in football?

“Women are expected to be one of the children, but there is a dynamic in sports simply because there are more men than women.”

On International Women’s Day, Charlotte Harpur spoke to women who work in football to find out what it’s really like to be a woman in the men’s game.

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This is what it’s like to be a woman in football: ‘Do you fight more? Definitely’

March 8, 2022 at 6:05 its T

NEWS: Finances may mean Barcelona won’t permanently sign Adama Traore from Wolves — Laporta

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March 8, 2022 at 5:42 its T

Gordon Lee, former Everton and Newcastle manager, dies aged 87

Lee led Everton to the 1977 FA Cup Final, laying many of the foundations for Howard Kendall before losing his job in 1981. He was responsible for signing both Graeme Sharp and Alan Irvine.

He also made over 100 appearances for Aston Villa between 1955 and 1966.

Full story here.

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March 8, 2022 at 5:23 its T

BREAKING: Qualifying for the Champions League would be Tottenham’s ‘Premier League title’ — Conte

Antonio Conte has said that leading Tottenham Hotspur back to the Champions League would be “our Premier League title”.

A 5-0 thrashing of Everton on Monday night leaves Spurs seventh in the Premier League table, three points behind fourth-place Arsenal, with Conte’s side playing one more game.

Tottenham last played in the Champions League in the 2019-20 season, while they haven’t won a league title since 1960-61.

Full story here.

(Photo: Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

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March 8, 2022 at 5:00 its T

Mbappé in PSG’s call to face Real Madrid

The 23-year-old had been a doubt after sustaining a foot injury in training following a tackle from team-mate Idrissa Gana Gueye.

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March 8, 2022 at 4:35 its T

NEWS: FIFA postpones Scotland’s World Cup qualifying play-off against Ukraine

FIFA has postponed Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.

The two sides were due to meet at Hampden Park on March 24, but the Ukrainian FA requested a postponement last week following the Russian invasion of their country. That has now been granted.

It is likely to be rearranged for the international window in June, when the first round of the League of Nations will take place. The World Cup draw is set for April 1.

The winners of the rearranged match will face the winners of the other play-off semi-final, Wales vs Austria, to decide qualification.

That match will still be played on March 24, but the play-off final will also be postponed until June.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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March 8, 2022 at 4:11 its T

NEWS: Everton players would be ‘fools’ if they didn’t understand the seriousness of the situation — Lampard

Everton manager Frank Lampard has told his players they would be “fools” if they didn’t understand the gravity of their situation following a 5-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

An own goal from Michael Keane started a rout on Monday night, with goals from Son Heung-min, Sergio Reguilon and a brace from Harry Kane handing Everton a humiliating defeat.

The club is 17th in the table, just one point from the relegation zone. It is the club’s worst position after 25 games in the Premier League era.

Full story here.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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March 8, 2022 at 3:55 its T

Good Morning!

And welcome to another day of soccer action!

The Champions League is back tonight, with Liverpool protecting a 2-0 first-leg lead over Inter Milan. Bayern Munich also faces RB Salzburg.

Less said about last night, the better for Everton fans…

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March 7, 2022 at 16:59 its T

FT: Spurs 5-0 Everton

Wow.

Is Spurs good or Everton bad? It’s hard to say how much of each it was.

It leaves Tottenham level on points with West Ham and Everton still just one point and one place out of the relegation zone.

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Junior Editor, News

March 7, 2022 at 16:28 its T

It will be Nottingham Forest that faces Liverpool in the FA Cup

Steve Cooper’s team booked their place with a victory over fellow championship champions Huddersfield tonight.

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Junior Editor, News

March 7, 2022 at 15:53 its T

HT between Spurs and Everton

And it hasn’t been pretty.

Spurs win 3-0 and Everton look completely lost in this one.

A Son Heung-min, an own goal from Michael Keane and Harry Kane see Antonio Conte’s men well ahead at half-time.

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luke bosher·

Junior Editor, News

March 7, 2022 at 15:17 its T

FA Cup TV predictions

The quarterfinals take place on March 19 and 20.

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luke bosher·

Junior Editor, News

March 7, 2022 at 14:27 its T

The line-ups for Spurs vs Everton are here

Here are the teams for tonight’s Premier League game, with just over half an hour to go:

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