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VIDEO: Man Utd fans attack Woodward's house with flares The home of Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been attacked by fans armed with flares on Tuesday night. Footage on social media shows a small number of supporters throwing the incendiary objects over the gate of Woodward's property with graffiti also reportedly sprayed on the fence surrounding his home.

'Pogba is desperate to return' - Solskjaer rubbishes criticism of Man Utd star Paul Pogba is "desperate" to return from injury for Manchester United once again, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after Paul Scholes launched a withering diatribe on the midfielder's commitment.

Klopp: Liverpool must make a stand with FA Cup replay snub Jurgen Klopp defended his decision to rest players and not take charge of Liverpool's upcoming FA Cup fourth-round replay with Shrewsbury Town, insisting he is taking a stand for the good of English football.

Milan v Torino Match Report, 28/01/2020 Coppa Italia Match Report for Milan v Torino on 28 January 2020, includes all goals and incidents. Have your say on the game in the comments.

Championship play-offs 2020: Fixtures, dates & teams in the race to the Premier League With the race for the play-offs beginning to heat up, Goal brings you everything you need to know, including which teams are involved, when the games are, how to watch and more.

Aston Villa v Leicester City Match Report, 28/01/2020 League Cup Match Report for Aston Villa v Leicester City on 28 January 2020, includes all goals and incidents. Have your say on the game in the comments.

Atletico Madrid dismiss Lemar exit rumours amid Arsenal & Bayern Munich interest Atletico Madrid chief executive Gil Marin has ruled out the possibility of Thomas Lemar leaving the club in January. As the transfer window nears its end, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have all been linked with a move for the 24-year-old winger, whose contract runs until 2023.

Chelsea youngster Lamptey weighing up offers from Lille and Torino Lille, Torino and an unnamed Premier League club have offered a pre-contract to Chelsea's highly-rated youngster Tariq Lamptey, who has just five months left to run on his current contract.

Niang, Thioub and Bahoken score in Rennes' nine-goal thriller against Angers M'Baye Niang, Sada Thioub and Stephane Bahoken were on the scoresheet as Rennes secured a 5-4 victory against Angers in the Round of 16 of the French Cup tie on Tuesday evening after extra time. Julien Stephan's men raced into the lead through James Lea Siliki before Senegal international Niang doubled the lead in the 42nd minute.

Opoku: Amiens sign Ghana defender from Udinese The centre-back will spend the remainder of the 2019-20 season with the Ligue 1 outfit, who have an option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the campaign. He has made seven appearances involving six starts in the Italian Serie A for the White and Blacks so far this term.

Aston Villa win will give Brighton a lot of confidence - Umotong Brighton striker Ini Umotong feels her side's win over Aston Villa in Sunday's Women's FA Cup will boost their confidence ahead of upcoming fixtures in the English top-flight this season.

Kaizer Chiefs release Twala to Swallows FC With the likes of Samir Nurkovic, Leonardo Castro and Lebogang Manyama all among the league's top goal-scorers so far this campaign, it was always going to be difficult for Twala to play.

Man Utd reach €55m agreement to sign Bruno Fernandes Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Sporting C.P. midfielder Bruno Fernandes in a deal worth an initial €55 million. Goal can confirm that following a breakthrough in talks between the two clubs on Tuesday, the deal is close to being completed ahead of Friday's transfer deadline.

Arsenal boosted as scans confirm no serious injury for Mustafi Arsenal received a boost on Tuesday as scans revealed Shkodran Mustafi's ankle injury is not as serious as initially suspected. The centre-back was stretchered off after a collision with Emiliano Martinez as the Gunners beat Bournemouth 2-1 in the FA Cup fourth round on Monday.

Aquino: Atletico Ouriense seal the signing of Harambee Starlets ace Harambee Starlets midfielder Vivian Corazone Aquino has completed her transfer switch to Portuguese top tier side Atletico Ouriense. Aquino left the country last week to finalise the deal and sign for the club and it has now been confirmed the player has signed a one-year contract.

Fifa Women's World Cup set for protected live terrestrial coverage - but the Open and Ashes miss out The government has ruled out calls by peers to add golf's Open Championship, Ashes cricket and the Champions League final to the "crown jewels" list of events that must be shown live on terrestrial television.

Barcelona talks with Rodrigo confirmed by Valencia coach Celades Valencia coach Albert Celades has conceded negotiations for the transfer of Rodrigo Moreno to Barcelona are "open". Rodrigo returned from injury on Saturday as Valencia beat Barca 2-0 at Mestalla through a Maxi Gomez double, handing Quique Setien his first defeat since replacing Ernesto Valverde as coach.

KCCA FC reduce gap with win as Vipers SC fail to win Ugandan Premier League defending champions KCCA FC continued with their push to the top of the table with a 2-0 win against Kyetume FC on Tuesday.

Hearts of Oak eyeing Dreams FC win to get over Asante Kotoko setback ''We are all disappointed. From the board chairman down to management, everyone is disappointed because we had a lot of confidence going into the game,'' Moore told Oyerepa FM. ''We will carry on with the ongoing work to make sure that we are successful in our next game.

'My first thought? Sh t!' - Haaland arrival is 'piece of the puzzle' solved for Dortmund, says Gladbach boss Erling Haaland's arrival at Borrusia Dortmund left Borussia Monchengladbach director of sport Max Eberl swearing at the thought of facing the Norway star, the 46-year-old has revealed.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Middendorp throws jabs at Mamelodi Sundowns' Mosimane Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp says he is "surprised" and does "not understand" why a coach of Pitso Mosimane's calibre criticises a player for showboating.

Rangers eye move for Leeds United goalkeeper Miazek Rangers are looking at bringing in Leeds United goalkeeper Kamil Miazek after failing to land Monaco-bound Legia Warsaw shot-stopper Radoslaw Majecki.

Uchenna Kanu: Sevilla snap up NAIA-All America all-time top-scorer Spanish Primera Iberdrola side Sevilla have announced the signing of Uchenna Kanu until the end of the season. The 22-year-old was the NAIA Women's Player of the Year 2019 following a record-breaking year in the United States, having emerged the all-time top-scorer with 157 goals and 366 points.

Fernandinho signs 12-month contract extension with Man City Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has signed a 12-month contract extension which will keep at the club until the end of 2021. The 34-year-old is set to make his 300th appearance for City in Wednesday night's Carabao Cup clash with Manchester United after six-and-a-half years with the club.

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