Simon Jordan: Owners really value their fans – even if they act like you’ve eaten their first born when you lose – The Sun

DO club owners really value fans and all the noise that goes with them?

Football’s a very unforgiving business.

For owners there are far easier businesses to choose to be involved in, not least because of the challenges between the relationship with the fans and their expectations.

Every club is unique, from Liverpool  and Manchester United  down to Carlisle.

The fans will have their views and expectations of their owners — and often never the twain shall meet.

When I bought Crystal Palace — the club I supported all my life and the one my father had played for — in 2000 it was on the brink of extinction having been in administration for 18 months.

It was virtually a carcass of a club and I was hailed a hero.

I approached it with great enthusiasm and having written out a cheque for £10million, I read a fans forum for the first time.

The first post I read went: “Thank God Jordan’s here and saved our club, it looks as if he’s going to spend some real money . . . so let’s give him a couple of weeks before we hammer him.”

Lovely!

I soon realised when walking through lounges at Selhurst Park that you win a game and fans wanted pictures of you with their newborn.

Lose a game and they would look at you as if you had just eaten their first born.

I remember Palace playing Wolves away in 2001. After we’d beaten them, a group of Wolves fans protested against the board.

While then-owner Jack Hayward proclaimed himself the “golden t**”, there’s no one who can doubt the good Jack had done for that club.

I found the culture of fans screaming for someone to be sacked unappetising.

If you turned up at their place of work screaming about their failings, they would be  horrified.

Then there’s the idea owners should just spend and spend, but put the price of season ticket up and there’s uproar. So, whose club is it then?

All that said, I adored the Palace fans so much.

When the players didn’t lift a leg at an away game at Barnsley I refunded all the fans their ticket and travel money, such was my belief of my responsibility.

Of course, I made a rod for my back  as every time  fans weren’t happy I got re-imbursement demands.

Football generates a huge amount of  scrutiny and opinion, especially from fans.

According to Labour’s manifesto, they would like fans to have the right to buy  ten per cent of clubs with seats on the boards.

Owners of clubs  are considered merely custodians. Fans are there for the long game, of course, unless at times the club start losing or they don’t agree with or like the owner.

Step forward Mike Ashley for all you Newcastle fans.

Just because owners don’t always do exactly as fans want or sometimes don’t understand what fans feel, it doesn’t mean fans aren’t valued

Fans are incredibly important. Without their emotion, clubs are vacuous, soulless environments full of sometimes over-paid and under-motivated footballers.

In return, football provides fans with a sense of belonging, kinship and takes  people out of their lives for 90 minutes, inspiring or unhinging them.

Broadcast revenues are vast and arguments that fans don’t pay players’ wages are flawed.

Gate receipts of clubs such as Arsenal at £120m are the highest in world football.

In no other industry do you get to serve up crap one week and yet get people to come back the following week.

So are football supporters appreciated and do owners value them?

Besides the odd rogue owner like Steve Dale at Bury and Ken Anderson at Bolton, the answer is unequivocally yes.

But it would be nice now and again if there was a tad more patience.

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Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers odds, lines, picks and betting tips

The Los Angeles Lakers (0-0) and Los Angeles Clippers (0-0) get their 2019-20 NBA seasons underway Tuesday at Staples Center. Tip-off is scheduled for shortly after 10:30 p.m. ET. In this one, we focus on the Lakers-Clippers odds and lines, with NBA betting advice and tips around the matchup.

Lakers at Clippers: By the numbers


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  • The two rivals split last season’s head-to-head series 2-2. The Clippers won both Lakers’ “home” games and the Lakers won their two “road” games.
  • Both teams topped 100 points in each of last year’s four meetings.
  • The Lakers went 3-3 in preseason action while the Clippers went 2-3. The Lakers outscored their opposition 107.3 to 103.5 on average. The Clippers outscored their opponents 104.0 to 101.8.
  • The Clippers surprised many by securing the eighth seed in last year’s Western Conference playoffs. They went 48-34 over the regular season, narrowly outscoring the opposition 115.1 to 114.3.
  • The Lakers went just 37-45 and were outscored 113.5 to 111.8.
  • The Clippers signed SF Kawhi Leonard to a max free-agent contract this offseason before trading for SF Paul George. The two averaged a combined 54.6 points per game last season with the Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder, respectively.
  • The Lakers will debut their own dynamic duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis Tuesday. Neither player will have a minutes restriction. They combined for 53.3 points per game last year with the Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans, respectively.
  • The Lakers ranked fourth in the NBA with 103.60 possessions per game last season. The Clippers ranked seventh with 102.66 possessions per game.
  • Last year’s head-to-head series went 2-2 against the Over/Under.

Lakers at Clippers: Key injuries

Lakers

  • PG Rajon Rondo (calf) questionable
  • PG Alex Caruso (pelvic bone) probable
  • PF Kyle Kuzma (foot) out

Clippers

  • George (shoulder) out at least the first 10 games

Lakers at Clippers: Odds, picks and betting tips

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Moneyline : Take the LAKERS at -167 odds with both of their two biggest stars active and ready for full workloads to begin the season. A $10 bet pays a profit of $6.

Line : Get better value on the Lakers by taking the -105 odds for them to cover a modest spread of -3.5 and win by four or more points. Both Lakers victories last season were played within margins of five points, but expect a strong outing from Davis and James as they look to quickly correct what was a disappointing season in Laker Land last year.

Over/Under : Three of last year’s four games topped Tuesday’s projected total of 223.5. Take the OVER in the series opener with -115 odds.

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New Zealand rugby reporter wins Twitter with hilarious post about England World Cup spy claims – The Sun

NEW ZEALANDERS are trolling England over claims the All Blacks have been spying on them ahead of their Rugby World Cup semi-final encounter.

Eddie Jones has ramped up the tension before Saturday's showpiece semi-final, claiming the Red Rose were filmed by a spook in a nearby tower block.

But a Kiwi reporter Dewi Preece, who hails from Wales and reports for New Zealand's 1 News, hilariously speculated who it could be — using the Colleen Rooney technique.

In response to Times reporter Alex Lowe's tweet about the news, he responded: "It's…. Rebekah Vardy."

His tweet is a witty take on Rooney's social media post claiming Vardy was behind her spilling stories to newspapers about her home.

The reigning double world champion All Blacks face England on Saturday morning in what promises to be one of the clashes of the World Cup so far.

While Steve Hansen's all-conquering side are favourites, the Red Rose fancy themselves for a chance to play either Wales or South Africa in the final on November 2.

But the spy allegations — if true — have served to deflect pressure from the English players in Japan.

Jones said: “There was definitely someone in the apartment block filming but it might have been a Japanese fan.

"Don’t care mate. That's part of the deal. That's the fun of the World Cup.

"Everyone knows what everyone does, there are no surprises in world rugby anymore that’s the great thing about the game you just have to be good enough on the day."

Jones even admitted he was once a James Bond wannabe himself.



He said: "I haven’t done it since 2001, I used to do it.

"You just don’t need to do it any more, you can see everything. You can watch everyone’s training on Youtube.

"There's no value in doing that sort of thing, absolutely zero. We knew it from the start, it doesn’t change anything, we love it."

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NBA star donating $22 for every point he scores this season to charity

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Minnesota Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins announced Sunday he plans to donate $22 for every point he scores to help children who face barriers to participating in organized sports.

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It's the second straight season Wiggins will be donating money. The donation amount is the same number of his basketball jersey.

"I'm proud to announce for the second year straight i’ll be donating $22 for every point I score towards supporting underprivileged children who face barriers in participating in organized sports. The goal is and will always be to help kids be kids and play sports!" he wrote in a tweet.

Wiggins managed to score 1,321 points during the 2018-19 season – his fifth season with the Timberwolves. The point total amounted to $29,602 to charity.

Wiggins played and started 73 games last season. He averaged 18.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, right, drives past Maccabi Haifa guard Noris Cole during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

The former Kansas Jayhawks star is in the second year of a five-year, $147.7 million contract. According to Spotrac, Wiggins is set to earn $27.5 million this season.

Last week, Wiggins took exception with being left off ESPN’s Top 100 NBA Players List.

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“I don’t really look at that too much, top 100 or not top 100,” Wiggins told ESPN. “There’s not 100 players better than me, so it doesn’t matter what people think. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. My job is to come out here and hoop, and that’s what I’m going to do.”

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Rugby World Cup: Nobody is given the All Blacks jersey, you have to earn it, says Israel Dagg

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Relentless competition for places has been the driving force for New Zealand players during an unprecedented run of success, former fullback Israel Dagg said, as the All Blacks head into their third consecutive Rugby World Cup semi-final.

New Zealand, winners of the last two World Cups, face England in the semi-final of this year’s tournament on Saturday (Oct 26), having looked at their dominating and ruthless best in the hunt for a third successive title.

Dagg, who was part of New Zealand’s World Cup winning squad in 2011, has been impressed with the All Blacks so far and believes it is the fierce competition for places that continues to drive the side on.

Stalwarts such as Sonny Bill Williams and Reiko Ioane have found themselves warming the bench for the All Blacks so far in Japan, replaced in the starting line-up by the likes of Jack Goodhue and Sevu Reece.

“You have got guys in the squad that could play in any other team but they are not even starting in the All Blacks,” Dagg told Reuters on Tuesday (Oct 22).

“Nobody is given the jersey, you have got to earn it, you have got to work hard for it and if you are not performing then someone else will take that opportunity.”

This competition is what makes the All Blacks the team to beat at every World Cup, Dagg said.

“A year ago a lot of those guys that are starting at the moment, they weren’t even in the picture,” he said.

“It isn’t given and you have to work hard for it. You have to earn it.”

Two players who have certainly earned the right to wear the famous black jersey are Richie Mo’unga and Beauden Barrett.

The pair have impressed so far at the World Cup, operating as dual playmakers and wreaking havoc in defensive game plans with their ability to switch play instantly.

Dagg has been impressed with both players, but especially Barrett, who has excelled since moving to fullback.

It is a position Dagg knows well, having played the majority of his 66 tests with the number 15 on his jersey.

“Beauden has always been class, he is a quality player. Just how he has transitioned into that fullback role… every week getting better and better,” said Dagg, who rates Barret as currently the world’s best fullback.

“When an opposition makes the kick, he is always scooping them up and getting himself into good positions. His counterattack is second to none. He can kick off both feet. That is the quality he has.”

Barrett, the fourth-highest points scorer in All Blacks history, has played most of his career at flyhalf but moved to fullback to accommodate Mo’unga and implement coach Steve Hansen’s dual playmaker system.

“Because he has played 10, he understands how to control the game as well … it makes it harder for the defence,” said Dagg.

He is backing the All Blacks to reach their third consecutive World Cup final with a win over England but does expect Eddie Jones’ side to be well drilled and to provide New Zealand with their sternest test so far.

Putting the All Blacks under pressure, a feat very few teams have succeeded in, will be key if England are to pull off an upset win.

“If you give New Zealand time and space and you let them play their game, then they will do what they did to Ireland,” said Dagg.

New Zealand beat Ireland 46-14 in the quarter-finals last weekend to notch up an 18-game winning streak in World Cup matches.

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Transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon dominates as competitors raise questions

Transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon continues to dominate women’s cycling.

It has not been an easy ride.

Last weekend at the Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester, England, the 37-year-old Canadian first set a world record in qualifying for the 35-39 age category 200-meter sprint, then went on to defend her title in the finals.

Her success, however, has been overshadowed by frustrated competitors.

In an interview with Sky News, former cycling champion Victoria Hood said, “It is not complicated. The science is there and it says that it is unfair. The male body, which has been through male puberty, still retains its advantage; that doesn’t go away. I have sympathy with them. They have the right to do sport but not a right to go into any category they want.”

In a press release in response to Hood’s comments, McKinnon denounced her for having “an irrational fear of trans women.”

“By preventing trans women from competing or requiring them to take medication, you’re denying their human rights,” McKinnon told Sky News before the event.

“All my medical records say female,” McKinnon said. “My doctor treats me as a female person, my racing license says female, but people who oppose my existence still want to think of me as male. … So, if we want to say, that I believe you’re a woman for all of society, except for this massive central part that is sport, then that’s not fair.”

It’s not the first time a competitor has spoken out about their frustrations with having to race against her.

“It was an unfair race, and I accepted that when I pinned on the number, and I tried to do my best to overcome the unfairness,” said Jennifer Wagner-Assali, who took bronze behind McKinnon last year but did not compete on Saturday. “I do feel that hard-fought freedoms for women’s sport are being eroded.

“If we continue to let this happen, there will be men’s sports and co-ed sports, but there won’t be any women’s sports.”

McKinnon dismissed the notion that she was dominating the women’s sport, stating, “I haven’t won any Olympic medals. I haven’t won any elite world championships.”

Since 2004, transgender athletes have been allowed to compete in the Olympics but only if they had undergone gender confirmation surgery and been on hormone therapy for two years.

Four years ago, the Olympic committee removed the need for surgery. But athletes are required to have a testosterone level below 10nmol/L for at least a year before their first competition.

An average adult female range for testosterone is 0.52 to 2.8 nmol/L, with levels exceeding 2.7 considered to be the “upper limit of normal.”

The maximum level of testosterone allowed was supposed to be cut in half prior to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, but the International Olympic Committee can’t come to an agreement and the guidelines have yet to be released.

After concerns about transgender athletes having an advantage in the Rio 2016 Olympics, Loughborough University in England conducted a study by reviewing 31 national and international sporting policies, including those of the International Olympic Committee, the Football Association and the Lawn Tennis Association.

The study concluded that a majority of policies unfairly discriminated against transgender people, especially trans women. Karolinksa Institute in Sweden also conducted research that suggested testosterone suppression for transgender women has little effect on reducing muscle strength.

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LSU’s Burrow, once 200-1, now Heisman favorite

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has gone from a giant long shot to one of the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy.

Burrow and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts are co-favorites to win the Heisman, at 5-4, at Caesars Sportsbook.

Burrow, a senior in his second season as LSU’s starter, was listed as long as 200-1 in the summer but has thrived in the Tigers’ new spread attack. He has passed for 2,484 yards and 29 touchdowns, with only three interceptions, leading LSU to a 7-0 start.

Hurts, who transferred to Oklahoma from Alabama this offseason, has been just as prolific, accounting for 30 touchdowns (20 passing, 10 rushing) for the Sooners, who are unbeaten at 7-0.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had been the Heisman favorite but suffered an ankle injury in the Crimson Tide’s win over Tennessee on Saturday. Tagovailoa underwent surgery Sunday and is expected to miss an undetermined amount of time.

Tagovailoa is 5-2 to win the Heisman at Caesars Sportsbook.

Alabama hosts LSU on Nov. 9. The Crimson Tide had been 10.5-point favorites over the Tigers in early lines. The SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas took the game off the board after Tagovailoa’s injury and has yet to repost a number. Ed Salmons, veteran oddsmaker at the SuperBook, told ESPN that he expects LSU to be the favorite against Alabama if Tagovailoa is out.

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is 7-1, and Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert is 25-1 to win the Heisman at Caesars. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, one of the favorites to start the season, has fallen to 100-1.

This offseason, the SuperBook took 11 bets on Burrow at 200-1, including a $150 wager placed in July that would pay a net $300,000, in addition to two other $100 bets. Burrow is the solo favorite at the SuperBook at 6-5.

“Burrow is the biggest liability of the guys who can win it,” John Murray, executive director for the SuperBook, told ESPN. “[The liability] was close to six figures at one point.”

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CC Sabathia retires: How much did the Yankees pitcher earn in his MLB career?

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Sabathia made the announcement on Instagram. He said before the start of the season that 2019 would be his final year in the big leagues. He spent the last 11 years with the New York Yankees, winning the World Series in 2009. He also played for the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers.

The 39-year-old lefty signed a one-year, $8 million contract before the 2019 season started. The deal is peanuts compared to some of the other contracts he signed in the past.

When he joined the Yankees in 2009, he signed a seven-year, $161 million. It was one of the richest salaries for a pitcher at the time and it earned him $14 million in 2009 and $23 million annually from 2010 to 2015.

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In 2011, he agreed to an extension with the Yankees which paid him $25 million in 2016 and gave him a $25 million vesting option in 2017 as long as he didn’t end the 2016 season on the injured list, didn’t spend more than 45 days on the injured list with a left shoulder injury and did not make more than six relief appearances because of a shoulder injury.

He would then re-sign on one-year deals for the last two seasons of his career.

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The money he made with the Yankees would be the reason why he’s in the upper-echelon of richest pitchers. In his career, Sabathia made more than $260 million. He retires as the highest-earning pitcher of all-time.

Behind him on the list are Astros pitchers Zack Greinke ($247 million) and Justin Verlander (226 million). Felix Hernandez, who could retire before the start of the 2020 season, has only earned $217 million.

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New York Yankees spent billions to win World Series only to strike out in last decade

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The Yankees were eliminated from the MLB Postseason on Saturday night when Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hit a game-winning home run in the ninth inning off of Aroldis Chapman to send the team to their second World Series in three seasons.

While New York scratched and clawed their way to even get to a Game 6 in the series, the team has spent a decade failing to win, or even make it, to the World Series. Saturday’s loss was just another cruel notion that no matter how much money the team spends it’s not a guarantee that a long and grueling regular season is going to reward them with rings and bottomless champagne.

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New York won the World Series in 2009 – their 27th championship and first since 2000 at that time. Since then, The Wall Street Journal reported the team spent more than $2 billion on player salaries to get back to the championship. The team has yielded little success.

Since 2010, the Yankees have made the American League Championship Series four times, won the American League East division three times and has only won more than 100 games twice. When the Yankees were thought to be in a rebuilding mode following the 2016 season, they surprised everyone and made the ALCS only to lose to the Astros in seven games.

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The hope was that New York was going to quickly build upon that and make the World Series the following year. They didn’t and lost to the rival Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series.

Oddly enough, the Astros in 2017 and the Red Sox in 2018 went onto win the World Series after going through New York. Houston might be on track to do the same thing again this month.

The Yankees this decade also completed an unnerving feat that no other baseball team since 1900 has ever done, the Journal reported, citing Stats LLC: Be the winningest team of the decade by regular season and fail to win a pennant.

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The Yankees’ opening-day payroll exceeded $200 million this season and it is poised to repeat next year. New York is rumored to be targeting pitching help once the free-agent market opens. Gerrit Cole and Madison Bumgarner are expected to be free agents. Stephen Strasburg, Chris Archer, and Yu Darvish could also be free agents but each player either has a player or team option attached to their contracts.

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Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool: Adam Lallana saves Reds’ unbeaten start

Adam Lallana rescued a late point for Liverpool at Manchester United to keep Jurgen Klopp’s leaders unbeaten in the Premier League – but their run of 17 consecutive league victories comes to an end.

It had looked as if the game would be decided in United’s favour by two video assistant referee calls.

Marcus Rashford put United ahead from Daniel James’ excellent right-wing cross, although Liverpool were furious as they felt Victor Lindelof fouled Divock Origi in the build-up. The VAR team decided Martin Atkinson had not made a clear and obvious error in not giving a free-kick – and the goal stood.

Sadio Mane thought he had pulled Liverpool level just before the break as he ran past Lindelof before finishing past David de Gea. But the VAR spotted that Mane had handled the ball before scoring and correctly ruled it out.

The Reds were well short of their best but substitute Lallana ran in behind Ashley Young to convert Andrew Robertson’s cross and save their unbeaten record.

Liverpool are six points above Manchester City despite dropping points for the first time since a draw with Everton on 3 March.

It is a sixth game without a win for United in all competitions, excluding penalties.

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Match ends, Manchester United 1, Liverpool 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester United 1, Liverpool 1.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Scott McTominay.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Brandon Williams replaces Andreas Pereira.

Offside, Manchester United. Daniel James tries a through ball, but Andreas Pereira is caught offside.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Attempt missed. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sadio Mané.

Attempt missed. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Adam Lallana (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fred (Manchester United).

VAR Decision: Goal Liverpool – Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool (Adam Lallana).

Goal!

Goal! Manchester United 1, Liverpool 1. Adam Lallana (Liverpool) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross.Goal confirmed following VAR Review.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Anthony Martial replaces Marcus Rashford.

Attempt missed. Fred (Manchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Naby Keita replaces Georginio Wijnaldum.

Foul by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool).

Fred (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cross.

Adam Lallana (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Fabinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcos Rojo (Manchester United).

Attempt missed. Fred (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andreas Pereira.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Adam Lallana replaces Jordan Henderson.

Offside, Manchester United. Andreas Pereira tries a through ball, but Harry Maguire is caught offside.

Booking

Fabinho (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Fabinho (Liverpool).

Daniel James (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joel Matip (Liverpool).

Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Andreas Pereira.

Attempt missed. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Fabinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Divock Origi.

Attempt blocked. Divock Origi (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabinho.

Foul by Sadio Mané (Liverpool).

Harry Maguire (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Manchester United 1, Liverpool 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Manchester United 1, Liverpool 0.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Andrew Robertson.

VAR Decision: No Goal Manchester United 1-0 Liverpool.

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