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Why Joe Hart's Torino Move Is Good For England

I have a theory as to one reason (of many) the England National Team tends to underperform in major tournaments: the players all play in the same league. Every England international plays in the Premier League. One might argue this breeds familiarity and is therefore good for the national team, but I think it leads to a lack of stylistic variety in the team and makes the payer pool stagnant. It's basically like inbreeding, is what I'm saying.

Long-Term Loanees And First Team Phonies: Nine Forgotten Players Still On The Books At EPL Clubs

A Premier League transfer caught my eye over the weekend, not because of the notoriety of the player, but actually for the exact opposite reason. Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker joined Stoke City on a permanent deal following 17 years with the Blues.

Not familiar with the name? Don't feel too bad. Baker made just two first-team appearances during his time in London — FA Cup cameos during the 13-14 and 21-22 seasons. Instead, the 26-year-old had eight loan spells in four countries after being promoted to the Chelsea senior squad in 2014.

Everton Sacks Manager Rafa Benítez With Club Hovering Above Relegation Zone

Everton sacked manager Rafa Benítez on Sunday following a 2-1 defeat at Norwich City which left the Merseyside club six points above the Premier League relegation zone in 16th place, after 19 matches.

Appointed six months ago, the former Liverpool manager was a controversial choice for Everton supporters and after a promising start to the season his side slid down the table.

Martial Denies Refusing To Be In Man United's Squad After Rangnick Throws Him Under The Bus

Anthony Martial has denied refusing to be in Manchester United's squad for Saturday's Premier League game against Aston Villa after interim manager Ralf Rangnick said the Frenchman did not want to be involved.

The 26-year-old forward has started only two league games this season and has not featured since a 3-2 win over Arsenal on Dec. 2. Martial's representative has said he wants to secure a move in January to get more game time.

United are struggling for players due to injuries, COVID-19 and the Africa Cup of Nations but Martial played no part in the 2-2 draw with Villa.

Coutinho Returns To Premier League With A Bang And Scores Late Equalizer Vs. Manchester United

BIRMINGHAM — Aston Villa debutant Philippe Coutinho came off the bench to inspire a thrilling comeback in a gripping 2-2 draw at home to Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.

United appeared to be on course for a second win of the week against Steven Gerrard's side as Bruno Fernandes struck in each half - the first goal courtesy of a dreadful error by Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

Sigue Con Marca Perfecta: Raúl Jiménez Nunca Falló Un Penal En La Premier League

Si tienes un penal a favor en la vida, siempre es bueno tener a mano el número de Raúl Jiménez para que vaya a cobrarlo.

El mexicano es un experto desde los doce pasos y hoy volvió a demostrarlo en la victoria por 3-1 del Wolverhampton sobre el Southampton. La conquista además le sirvió al Lobo para acabar con una sequía de 55 días sin goles.

Gol de Raúl Jiménez vs Southampton

El reencuentro de Jiménez con las redes ocurrió en el minuto 37 del primer tiempo, luego de que el VAR determinará un foul dentro del área sobre el francés Rayan Aït-Nouri.

Fans React Fiercely To North London Derby Postponement Due To One Arsenal Covid Case

Arsenal's north London derby at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday has been postponed because their squad has been depleted by COVID-19 infections, injuries and players away at the Africa Cup of Nations, the Premier League said on Saturday.

Arsenal had asked the league on Friday to delay the derby - the 21st match to be called off this season.

Premier League Title Race All But Doomed Courtesy Of Spectacular Kevin De Bruyne Strike

Barring a Manchester City disaster, the 2021-22 Premier League title race appears all but sorted as City defeated second-place Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday. The victory was City’s 12th straight in the league as the defending champions look set to win a fourth Premier League title in the last five seasons.

Despite the close score Manchester City looked the clear favorite throughout the 90 minutes. I apologize to my fellow Americans, but the attack force of Christian Pulisic, Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech was as dangerous as a dandelion.

Big Man Goal! Akinfenwa’s Audacious 20-Yard Chip Shot Wins Goal Of The Month

Regardless of the sport, everyone loves a “Big Man” play. There’s nothing better than a player defying expectations and assumptions people have on them based on their size. Wycombe’s Adebayo Akinfenwa did just that in December with a perfect chip shot that earned him League’s One’s goal of the month.

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