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Middlesbrough defender Cyrus Christie has called for more action to tackle the issue of racist abuse after the Ireland star was targeted by online trolls after Ireland's World Cup play-off defeat.ESPN FC News 20 Nov 21:45
Nigel Pearson and Alan Pardew head West Bromwich Albion's shortlist to replace the sacked Tony Pulis, sources have told ESPN FC, with theMiddlesbrough – teamtalk.com 20 Nov 20:38
Missiles were thrown in the direction of a linesman by Leeds fans after referee Keith Stroud’s controversial decision to award Boro a second-half penalty and the FA have launched an investigation.
The FA confirmed to Press Association Sport that it will be asking the West Yorkshire club for their observations.
Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga converted the 76th-minute spot kick – Leeds defender Luke Ayling was deemed to have fouled Daniel Ayala – after Stroud’s assistant had flagged for his attention.
A section of Leeds fans were incensed that Ayala had not been penalised for hauling down Ayling, who retaliated by grabbing the Boro defender’s leg.
Leeds held on to secure a 2-1 win for their first Sky Bet Championship success in four matches, while the first return to Elland Road of Boro boss Garry Monk made for a feverish atmosphere.
Monk quit Leeds at the end of May following owner Andrea Radrizzani’s takeover and was appointed as Boro manager just over two weeks later.
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Australia won the inaugural Tournament of Nations with their third and most decisive victory of the competition over Brazil. Coach Alen Stajcic wants the Matildas to not only overcome China, but beat them in style in Wednesday night's international at Melbourne's AAMI Park. The Australian women's national team will close their accounts for the year with two friendlies this week against the Asian heavyweights in Melbourne and Geelong. A memorable year saw breakthough success in July's Tournament of Nations saw the Matildas defeat the United States, Japan and Brazil in quick succession, becoming the world's number six-ranked...ESPN FC News 20 Nov 18:10
With the January window on the horizon, there's plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can beESPN FC News 20 Nov 17:45
ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and Dez Corkhill discuss Kelantan's great escape from relegation and prospects for the 2018 season. The Malaysian Super League (MSL) is following Thailand's lead by introducing a squad place for an ASEAN player, in addition to three foreigners and one Asian. After the Football Malaysia LLP (FMLLP) endorsed the change in policy on Sunday, the new rule will come into effect from the 2018 season, and will be in place for at least five years. The previous statute allowed for four foreign players and one from Asia, so the new ruling is very much designed to encourage Malaysian teams to import the...Middlesbrough F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 20 Nov 00:30
MIKE KEEGAN AT ELLAND ROAD: Hell hath no fury like an Elland Road scorned. It started before the teams had come out of the tunnel. ‘F*** Garry Monk,’ was the chant from the Leeds supporters.Middlesbrough – teamtalk.com 19 Nov 16:14
Leeds United put an end to their bad run of results with a 2-1 win over Garry Monk’s Middlesbrough at Elland Road.
Pablo Hernandez opened the scoring for the Whites in the first half before Ezgjan Alioski doubled the advantage in the second period.
Britt Assombalonga tucked away a controversial penalty to make it a nervous last 15 minutes for the hosts, but they hung on to climb level on points with Boro.
Monk, who quit as Leeds boss in May, was given a hostile reception and must have felt more aggrieved in the eighth minute when Assombalonga’s tumble in the box under Samuel Saiz’s challenge was waved away by referee Keith Stroud.
Boro were first to threaten when Stewart Downing’s dipping 20-yard shot was met by Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan’s flying save in the 20th minute.
Leeds were showing no signs of frailty after a rotten run of form had seen them slip from top to 11th in the table and Hernandez marked his return to the side with the game’s opening goal in the 25th minute.
Alioski’s curling cross was headed on by Kalvin Phillips and Hernandez stole in at the far post to turn the ball home.
Leeds dominated the rest of the first half. Saiz lofted a shot just over the crossbar and skipper Liam Cooper went close with a header from Hernandez’s cross.
Luke Ayling’s rising shot cleared the target at the start of the second half as Leeds picked up where they had left off and they doubled their lead in the 55th minute.
Kemar Roofe skipped past three Boro defenders and squeezed the ball out to Hernandez on the right edge of the area and the Spaniard’s excellent first-time cross was forced home at the far post by Alioski.
Boro went close to pulling one back soon after when Martin Braithwaite’s shot was deflected on to a post by Ayling and as the game opened up, Cooper headed Hernandez’s cross just wide.
Assombalonga curled an effort narrowly off-target from the left edge of the area as Boro looked to force their way back into the contest.
They were then handed a chance in controversial fashion by one of the assistant referees, who flagged after spotting Ayling and Daniel Ayala grappling in the area before a corner.
Ayling appeared to have been pulled down by Ayala and responded by grabbing the Boro defender’s leg, but after a prolonged consultation, Stroud awarded the visitors a penalty, which was converted by Assombalonga.
Boro goalkeeper Darren Randolph was quickly off his line to thwart Leeds substitute Caleb Ekuban, while Boro went closest to snatching a point in a frantic finale, which included seven minutes of time added on, through Ayala’s late header.
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Liverpool finally look set to land their top transfer target but it could cost them £70million, while Manchester United are ready to step up their bid for a Tottenham star, according to Friday’s papers.
LIVERPOOL GIVEN GREEN LIGHT FOR TOP TARGET
Southampton reportedly want £70million for Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk after Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino admitted he couldn’t guarantee the defender staying.
The Reds were forced to make an apology over the summer after Southampton complained about their pursuit of the Dutchman, who will face Liverpool this weekend.
However, Jurgen Klopp still believes that Van Dijk is the perfect signing to help Liverpool’s leaky defence and it would appear that their top target could finally be on the move, according to the report in the Daily Mirror.
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Speaking ahead of the trip to Anfield, Pellegrino spoke about Van Dijk’s situation: “I can’t control the market. You never know, because when we talk about money everybody has got a price.
“The budget is to sign players and the biggest teams have got money to try to sign players. I can’t decide about that. This is a question for our owners.
“Everybody is focused on their area, to try to bring the best players possible for their club. It is something that happens every single transfer window.
“We have got a lot of good players and most of the teams want to sign them.”
AND THE REST
Manchester United are set to offer Jose Mourinho a lucrative new contract to ward off PSG (Daily Mirror)
Leicester boss Claude Puel wants to add Hatem Ben Arfa to his squad in January (Daily Mirror)
Jose Mourinho will not be quitting Manchester United for Paris Saint-Germain (The Sun)
Jose is plotting a move to rescue David Luiz from his Chelsea turmoil and take the Brazilian to Manchester United (Daily Express)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future at Borussia Dortmund has been cast into doubt after he was suspended by the club for unspecified disciplinary reasons (The Sun)
Manchester United will up their chase for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose in January (The Sun)
Everton and AC Milan are set to battle it out for Dynamo Kiev defender Domagoj Vida (The Sun)
Emmanuel Adebayor says his family drove him to the brink of suicide (The Sun)
Paul Clement has been given a vote of confidence by Swansea’s co-owner Steve Kaplan (Daily Star)
Chris Coleman could be added to Sunderland’s list of managerial candidates as he continues to mull over his Wales future (Daily Star)
David Unsworth’s stint in caretaker charge of Everton shows no sign of ending as frustrations continue in their managerial search (Daily Express)
Manchester United are confident Jose Mourinho will remain with the club in the long term (Daily Mail)
Sporting Lisbon have told West Ham they could be open to offers of £28m for William Carvalho in January (Daily Express)
Winger Marcus Tavernier’s displays for Middlesbrough and England have caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs. The 18-year-old has drawn particular interest from Everton and Arsenal (Daily Mail)
Pep Guardiola has united the Manchester City dressing room by getting rid of cliques and going on regular team outings (Daily Mail)
Manchester United have no concerns that Jose Mourinho could leave next summer (The Guardian)
West Brom are set to make a move for Burnley defender Ben Mee if they lose Jonny Evans in January (Daily Telegraph)
The bill for Chelsea’s new stadium has risen to more than £1bn, double the original estimate and potentially making it the most expensive stadium in Europe (The Times)
Manchester United believe Jose Mourinho is hungry to win them the Premier League and will not leave next summer (Daily Telegraph)
Newcastle could sign Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen for £9million
Everton striker Oumar Niasse has revealed he came close to joining Crystal Palace on transfer deadline day (Croydon Advertiser)
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The 18-year-old won his first Under-19 international caps in games against Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Bulgaria this month and impressed watching scouts.Middlesbrough – teamtalk.com 16 Nov 10:33
A Manchester United star has stunned the club by turning down a new contract offer, while Newcastle are chasing an Anderlecht defender, according to Thursday’s papers.
MAN UTD STAR TURNS DOWN NEW CONTRACT OFFER
Marouane Fellaini has reportedly left Jose Mourinho stunned by turning down a new Manchester United contract.
The Belgian midfielder will now be able to arrange a pre-contract with a foreign club in the New Year and leave Old Trafford on a free in the summer.
Suitors from Turkey are already lining up for the player, with Besiktas said to be the favourites to land the 29-year-old.
Fellaini’s decision is said to have shocked the club, particularly given his improvement under Mourinho.
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The midfielder currently earns around £120,00-a-week at Old Trafford but the new deal on offer is not thought to represent a big enough increase for Fellaini to consider staying, according to the report in The Sun.
As a free agent he will be able to demand a big pay increase and will also land a hefty signing-on fee.
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Arsenal are reportedly chasing Borussia Dortmund’s in-demand chief scout Sven Mislintat to replace Steve Rowley (The Sun)
Newcastle United are one of a number of English clubs interested in 28-year-old Senegal captain and Anderlecht defender Kara Mbodji (Newcastle Chronicle)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba are pushing for a place in Manchester United’s team against Newcastle this weekend (The Sun)
Chris Smalling, Jack Wilshere, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott are not in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup plans (The Sun)
Sunderland will up their chase for Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill if Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom rejects the move (The Sun)
Ryan Shawcross is baffled why Chelsea allowed Kurt Zouma to leave on loan as he rates his Stoke team-mate “the ultimate defender” (The Sun)
Southampton’s Dutch midfielder Jordy Clasie wants to rejoin his former club Feyenoord (The Sun)
West Brom are close to sacking manager Tony Pulis (Daily Star)
John O’Shea, Glenn Whelan, Jon Walters, Wes Hoolahan and Daryl Murphy are set to announce their Republic of Ireland retirement after failing to reach the World Cup finals (Daily Star)
Jose Mourinho says he is bringing through young players at Manchester United and Scott McTominay is next on the list (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool now rival Arsenal for the most expensive Premier League ticket (Daily Mirror)
Everton have been forced to stick with David Unsworth after Sam Allardyce and Marco Silva said no to the role (Daily Mirror)
Everton have failed with a £10m move for Watford manager Marco Silva (Daily Telegraph)
Manchester City defender Pablo Mari, 24, is wanted by a number of Premier League and Championship clubs in the January transfer window. The Spaniard is currently on loan in the Netherlands with NAC Breda (Daily Mail)
Pep Guardiola is open to extending his Manchester City contract beyond 2019 (Daily Mail)
Dele Alli’s family have spoken to Jorge Mendes about signing the player to Gestifute next year (Daily Mail)
RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg says he wants to concentrate on performing for the German club following reports that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is looking to bring him to Old Trafford (Manchester Evening News)
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CRAIG HOPE AT THE RIVERSIDE STADIUM: Sunderland owner Ellis Short says the club can finish fifth in the Premier League with a 'good season'. We wonder what he thinks of this, then?Middlesbrough F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Oct 23:41
24-year-old defender Ben Gibson progressed through the youth ranks at the Riverside Stadium club and has spent time on loan at Plymouth, York and Tranmere.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Middlesbrough | BBC 28 Jun 18:39
Middlesbrough winger Viktor Fischer joins Bundesliga side Mainz for an undisclosed fee.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Middlesbrough | BBC 26 Jun 17:54
Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos signs a new one-year contract with the Championship club.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Middlesbrough | BBC 22 Jun 17:23
Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk tells winger Stewart Downing he is free to leave the Championship club.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Middlesbrough | BBC 21 Jun 18:08
Manager Garry Monk names former England striker James Beattie as first-team coach at Middlesbrough.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Middlesbrough | BBC 21 Jun 10:00
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