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Monday 21st January - Football Wrap-Up

A Wrap-Up of this Weekends Football News!

Jurgen Klopps Liverpool side remain top of the table as they dispatched a troublesome Crystal Palace in Saturdays 4-3 victory. Klopp hailed 'world-class' Salah as the Egyptian bagged another two goals in the game (his 50th in the Premier League). A red card was also awarded to James Milner who was sent off after two fouls on Zaha. Liverpool now have 60 points from 23 games, seeing them four points ahead of chasing Manchester City.

 

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that young striker Marcus Rashford could be the Premier Leagues best striker now that Harry Kane is out injured until early March with an ankle injury. Rashford netted his eighth Premier League goal for the season in Saturdays victory against Brighton, which makes it four games in a row he has scored.

 

Claude Puel looks to be heading out of Leicester, as they were beaten in an end-to-end 4-3 thriller against Wolves. Puel was taunted by the home fans as they jeered "you're getting sacked in the morning". Leicester will face Liverpool on Wednesday, who will be without Fabinho (injured) and Milner (banned).

 

Chelsea were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal, in a game which saw Lacazette fire an impressive goal past the Blues. Manager Sarri has expressed his anger at Chelsea's approach in the game and deemed his players "hard to motivate". Chelsea have only won two of their last five Premier League games.

 

Ex-Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes is in talks to take over the vacant managerial role at Oldham.

 

Jose Mourinho has said that he has turned down three jobs already since being sacked from Manchester United. Mourinho has claimed he would love to join a club that supports the manager like the conditions that Guardiola and Klopp are in.

 

Huddersfield Town's woes continue as they were brushed aside by Manchester City at home. The Yorkshire side remain at the bottom of the Premier League with 11 points from 23 games; three points behind Fulham. Town also remain manager-less as they look to Dortmund for their next appointment. 

 

Youngster Hudson-Odoi is holding out on Chelsea's offer of £85k per week, as he looks towards his potential Bayern Munich move. 

 

Tottenham Hotspur's injury woes continue as Dele Alli hobbles off the pitch close to tears in Sundays win over Fulham. Spurs title bid seems to have taken a huge knock due to their growing list of missing personnel, with Lucas Moura still injured, Kane out until March and Son missing for the Asia cup.

 

Claudio Ranieri insists that despite Fulham's last minute loss to Spurs, they are alive and fighting. Fulham looked very threatening in Sundays game, partivularly with new signing Ryan Babel coming close on a number of occasions. They also had a goal ruled out for offside, put in the net by Mitrovic.

 

Norwich City close the gap to just one point behind Championship leaders Leeds United. The Canaries had a strong win on Friday, whilst United suffered a 2-1 defeat at Stoke, also seeing Pontus Jansson dismissed following his second yellow card. Sheffield United ​​​​​​​still follow in third place.