Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Man United vs Leicester City, Premier League

Tottenham's Kyle Walker scored an own goal at Old Trafford in 2015 Tottenham's Kyle Walker scored an own goal at Old Trafford in 2015
Adrian Cunningham | 12 August, 2018, 15:28

Jose Mourinho named Pogba as captain for the match, while Romelu Lukaku started on the bench for Manchester United as did Jamie Vardy for Leicester.

Dilly ding dilly dong the Premier League is back.

But post-match comments stirred fresh intrigue.

United finished as runners-up last season, 19 points behind Manchester City, and Mourinho has already made it clear that his team needs more players if they are to overhaul their neighbours.

"The reason why I want to tip Liverpool is that they're moving in the right direction", he said.

"I won't be full from a World Cup". The striker has never scored in the Premier League in August.

Leicester responded well though with new signing James Maddison forcing a fine save out of United keeper David De Gea as the visitors gave Mourinho's side plenty to think about.

Gary Lineker jokingly sends Frank Lampard a message as Derby get hammered
Lawrence smashed the free kick over the wall and through the grasp of Peacock-Farrell, who appeared to have the shot covered. The 25-year-old striker still had a lot of work to do when he received the ball from Klich in a crowded area.

Hired to replace the sacked Antonio Conte, Blues manager Maurizio Sarri insists he is happy to leave the wheeling and dealing to Chelsea's hierarchy - a stark contrast to his predecessor's constant complaints about transfers. Ashley did complete one major deal as the transfer window closed: His Sports Direct firm bought department store chain House of Fraser for 90 million pounds ($115 million).

Wolves will not be affected by outside expectations this season, according to head coach Nuno Espirito Santo. Even if I wanted to spend, more on that shortly, I can't.

However, despite links to numerous targets, United are yet to reinforce.

VAR trials are taking place this season in the Premier League, just without the referee receiving the information.

From the resulting free-kick, which was taken nearly four minutes later after Everton had protested against the decision and boss Marco Silva had substituted Gylfi Sigurdsson to bring on Mason Holgate, Neves produced a piece of brilliance.

Craig Pawson deemed Phil Jagielka's challenge on Diogo Jota being worthy of a straight red card, presenting Wolves with a unsafe free-kick.