Aston Villa boss Dean Smith to make late call on Emi Buendia and Emi Martinez

Emi Martinez (left) and Emi Buendia have joined could be involved again Aston Villa boss Dean Smith will make a last-minute call over his Argentina stars Emi Buendia and Emiliano Martinez. The pair will return to Birmingham on Saturday, just hours before Villa’s Premier League visit of Everton Goalkeeper Martinez

Gareth Southgate accepts there are not enough women in his England set-up

England manager Gareth Southgate accepts there are not enough women in the men’s national team set-up. Southgate feels that while the women’s game has progressed in many aspects in the country, that is not reflected around his staff. Speaking at the Royal Television Society’s Cambridge Convention, Southgate said: “Women’s football,

Nathan Ake impressed by Jack Grealish’s impact on Man City

Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish Nathan Ake believes Jack Grealish has added an extra dimension to Manchester City’s attack. Grealish, City’s British record £100million summer signing, enjoyed an impressive Champions League debut on Wednesday with a fine goal and an assist in a remarkable 6-3 win over RB Leipzig. “Every

Fran Kirby a fitness doubt for Sarina Wiegman’s first match in charge of England

England could be without Fran Kirby when they make their bow under Sarina Wiegman against North Macedonia on Friday. The new Lionesses boss said on Thursday that Kirby was to be assessed ahead of the contest at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium. Speaking at her pre-match press conference, Wiegman said when

Football without headers could be more skilful, brain charity boss says

The first adult football match which outlaws heading could be more skilful with more passing and dribbling, according to a charity boss whose ex-pro husband has dementia. A fundraising game in aid of brain charity Head for Change and a cancer foundation is being held at Spennymoor Town FC in

Jordan Henderson sends message to Simon Kjaer after role in saving Christian Eriksen’s life

Denmark skipper Simon Kjaer was one of the first to reach Christian Eriksen after his collapse Jordan Henderson has told Denmark skipper Simon Kjaer he has “the respect and admiration of everyone in football” for the part he played in saving team-mate Christian Eriksen’s life. The Liverpool captain will go

Harry Maguire says Manchester United must cut out ill-discipline and errors

Harry Maguire is confident Manchester United will recover from their nightmare Champions League start but knows they have to cut out the ill-discipline and errors that cost them in the defeat to Young Boys A kind-looking group started with the Red Devils’ easiest away match, yet Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stuttering

Leeds’ appeal against Pascal Struijk red card rejected by FA

Pascal Struijk was sent off in the second half of Leeds’ loss to Liverpool Leeds’ appeal against the red card shown to Pascal Struijk in Sunday’s 3-0 loss to Liverpool has been unsuccessful, the club have announced. Struijk was shown a straight red, following a VAR review, for a challenge

Football rumours: English clubs lining up for Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka is a wanted man What the papers say The Sun reports Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka is in hot demand. The paper, via the Here We Go podcast, says multiple Premier League clubs have made enquiries about the 20-year-old’s situation, but the Gunners have no plans to let him

On this day in 2015: Luke Shaw suffers double leg break in Champions League game

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw suffered the injury in a Champions League game in 2015 (Nick Potts/PA). Luke Shaw suffered a double leg fracture in Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to PSV Eindhoven on this day in 2015. Shaw, then 20, sustained a career-threatening injury to his right leg in a