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Football News: Review Of The Day 5th November 2020

Review Of The Day 5th November 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Portugal Under-21 winger Neto has signed a new 5 year contract with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Sporting Clube de Portugal have given young goalkeeper Luis Maximiano a 5 year deal, teenage defender Goncalo Inacioa 5 year deal as well and veteran former Real Madrid defender Pepe a 3 year contract.

MLS side Montreal Impact have given Finnish winger Lassi Lappalainen a 1 year contract.

 


Transfers

Veteran winger George Boyd has a new club in the shape of Salford City, who have signed him until the end of the season. The 35 year old was released by Peterborough United last month.

Borussia Dortmund have denied the existence of a release clause in Erling Haaland's contract, despite recent rumours.

Former Liverpool and Rangers defender Jon Flanagan has moved to the Belgian league to sign with RSC Charleroi. He had been without a club since leaving Rangers.

Rayo Vallecano have sent winger Lass Bangoura on loan to Ecuadorian side CS Emelec.

 


Injury Round-Up

Sheffield Wednesday centre-back Aden Flint, on loan from Cardiff City for the season, has suffered a hamstring injury which will require surgery.

Celtic winger James Forrest has been ruled out for "quite a considerable time" after having ankle surgery. The 29 year old has not played since September and could be out for 2 more months.

Danny Ings is to miss up to 6 weeks as the Southampton striker needs minor knee surgery. Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said: "He'll have a small surgery on Thursday morning. It could be worse, but he'll be out and it's not good news for us."

Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz has become the latest player to test positive for Covid and is in self-isolation.

 


Managerial Changes

Salford City have taken Richie Wellens from Swindon Town as their new manager. The 40 year old had taken Swindon into League One from League Two last season and replaces co-owner Paul Scholes, who had been in caretaker charge. Noel Hunt will take temporary charge of Swindon, while they search for a permanent replacement for Wellens.

 


Disciplinary Charges

Ipswich Town and Lincoln City have both been fined by the Football Association for "failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion" in a 94th minute melee between the two sets of players. Ipswich have been fined £2,500 and Lincoln £2,000. Ipswich manager Paul Lambert has been charged with improper conduct for his post-match comments about an official, just a week after he was given a one-game touchline ban for "abusive and insulting" language towards a match official.

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter has revealed that Neal Maupay was left out on Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur due to "an incident" during the week. Potter said: "He has trained with us this week and accepts it wasn't his finest hour. I think when I use the word 'tactical', it can be seen as 4-2-3-1, a system or a formation. Sometimes you have to make decisions that are right for the group. But sometimes mistakes are made and tempers are high, people get frustrated and emotional, which you want to a certain extent. We are in professional sport at the highest level and sometimes the line gets crossed and it is how you react to that. There is no problem with Neal. It is something we have deal with as an incident and moved forward from it."

Crystal Palace's former Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has received "substantial", but undisclosed, damages from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after he was suspended due to a positive test for a substance that was not on the banned list. WADA had accused him of taking performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), but UEFA quickly cleared him when it was realised that the substance, higenamine, was not on the banned list. WADA have accepted that "it should not have made the defamatory allegations it did". The ban meant Sakho missed the 2016 UEFA Europa League final for Liverpool against Sevilla and believes it cost him a place in the French squad for the 2016 European Championships. UEFA had cleared Sakho in July 2016, but WADA then issued statements saying that Sakho was guilty of taking a prohibited PED.

 


List Of The Day

With Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos reaching 100 goals, today's list from Transfermarkt is the list of the highest-scoring defenders in the top 5 leagues since 2000. Kolo Toure would have been top, but he was always worn out from selling cars.
1. Sergio Ramos - Sevilla, Real Madrid - 623 games - 103 goals
2. John Terry - Chelsea - 573 games - 66 goals
3. Naldo - Werder Bremen, VfL Wolfsburg, Schalke 04 - 397 games - 65 goals
4. Daniel van Buyten - Olympique Marseille, Hamburg, Bayern Munich - 345 games - 53 goals
5. Roberto Carlos - Real Madrid - 356 games - 53 goals
6. Gerard Pique - Manchester United, Barcelona - 485 games - 52 goals
7. Aleksandar Kolarov - Manchester City, AS Roma, Inter Milan - 418 games - 51 goals
8. Dani Alves - Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain - 483 games - 50 goals
9. John Arne Riise - AS Monaco, Liverpool, AS Roma, Fulham - 341 games - 49 goals
10. Leighton Baines - Wigan Athletic, Everton - 377 games - 42 goals
11. Gary Cahill - Aston Villa, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea - 336 games - 41 goals
12. Joan Capdevila - Deportivo La Coruna, Villareal - 368 games - 40 goals
13. Christian Maggio - Fiorentina, Napoli, Benevento - 247 games - 38 goals
14. Lucio - Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan - 364 games - 38 goals
15. Marcelo - Real Madrid - 370 games - 38 goals
16. Sami Hyypia - Liverpool, Bayer Leverkusen - 451 games - 38 goals
17. Christian Panucci - AS Monaco, Parma, AS Roma - 302 games - 37 goals
18. Mats Hummels - Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich - 389 games - 37 goals
19. Andoni Iraola - Athletic Bilbao - 391 games - 37 goals
20. Marco Materazzi - Perugia, Inter Milan - 220 games - 36 goals
21. Adriano - Sevilla, Barcelona - 276 games - 36 goals
22. Ivan Helguera - Real Madrid, Valencia - 263 games - 35 goals
23. William Gallas - Olympique Marseille, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur - 317 games - 35 goals
24. Heiko Westermann - Arminia Bielefeld, Hamburg, Schalke 04, Real Betis - 334 games - 35 goals
25. Giorgio Chiellini - Fiorentina, Juventus - 346 games - 35 goals
26. Juan Manuel Vargas - Catania, Fiorentina, Real Betis - 208 games - 34 goals
27. Mehdi Mahdavikia - Hamburg, Eintracht Frankfurt - 230 games - 34 goals
28. Branislav Ivanovic - Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion - 267 games - 34 goals
29. Per Mertesacker - Hannover 96, Werder Bremen, Arsenal - 313 games - 34 goals
30. Gonzalo Rodriguez - Villareal, Fiorentina - 314 games - 34 goals
31. Diego Godin - Villareal, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Cagliari - 365 games - 34 goals
32. Alexander Madlung - Hertha Berlin, VFL Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt - 267 games - 33 goals
33. David Alaba - TSG Hoffenheim, Bayern Munich - 313 games - 33 goals
34. Marcelo Bordon - VFB Stuttgart, Schalke 04 - 274 games - 32 goals
35. Oscar de Marcos - CD Alaves, Athletic Bilbao - 313 games - 32 goals
36. Maicon - AS Monaco, Inter Milan, Manchester City, AS Roma - 338 games - 32 goals
37. Jeremy Mathieu - Sochaux, Toulouse, Valencia, Barcelona - 345 games - 32 goals
38. Leonardo Bonucci - Inter Milan, Bari, Juventus, AC Milan - 381 games - 32 goals
39. Massimo Oddo - Hellas Verona, Lazio, AC Milan, Lecce - 244 games - 31 goals
40. Mathieu Debuchy - LOSC Lille, Newcastle United, Arsenal, Saint-Etienne - 283 games - 31 goals

 


List 2

From top scoring defenders to the list of the highest scorers in Premier League history.
1. Alan Shearer - Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United - 441 games - 260 goals
2. Wayne Rooney - Everton, Manchester United - 491 games - 208 goals
3. Andy Cole - Newcastle United, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Sunderland - 414 games - 187 goals
4. Sergio Aguero - Manchester City - 265 games - 180 goals
5. Frank Lampard - West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City - 609 games - 177 goals
6. Thierry Henry - Arsenal - 258 games - 175 goals
7. Robbie Fowler - Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers - 379 games - 163 goals
8. Jermain Defoe - West Ham United, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Bournemouth - 496 games - 162 goals
9. Michael Owen - Liverpool, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Stoke City - 326 games - 150 goals
10. Harry Kane - Norwich City, Tottenham Hotspur - 217 games - 149 goals
11. Les Ferdinand - Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers - 351 games - 149 goals
12. Teddy Sheringham - Nottingham Forest, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, West Ham United - 418 games - 146 goals
13. Robin van Persie - Arsenal, Manchester United - 280 games - 144 goals
14. Jimmmy Floyd Hasselbaink - Leeds United, Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic - 288 games - 127 goals
15. Robbie Keane - Coventry City, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, West Ham United, Aston Villa - 349 games - 126 goals
16. Nicolas Anelka - Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion - 364 games - 125 goals
17. Dwight Yorke - Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sunderland - 375 games - 123 goals
18. Steven Gerrard - Liverpool - 504 games - 120 goals
19. Ian Wright - Arsenal, West Ham United - 213 games - 113 goals
20. Romelu Lukaku - Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion, Everton, Manchester United - 252 games - 113 goals
21. Dion Dublin - Manchester United, Coventry City, Aston Villa - 312 games - 111 goals
22. Jamie Vardy - Leicester City - 217 games - 110 goals
23. Emile Heskey - Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa - 516 games - 110 goals
24. Ryan Giggs - Manchester United - 632 games - 109 goals
25. Peter Crouch - Aston Villa, Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City, Burnley - 468 games - 108 goals
26. Paul Scholes - Manchester United - 499 games - 107 goals
27. Darren Bent - Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Fulham, Aston Villa - 276 games - 106 goals
28. Didier Drogba - Chelsea - 254 games - 104 goals
29. Matt Le Tissier - Southampton - 270 games - 100 goals
30. Emmanuel Adebayor - Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace - 242 games - 97 goals
31. Ruud van Nistelrooy - Manchester United - 150 games - 95 goals
32. Yakubu Aiyegbeni - Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Blackburn Rovers - 252 games - 95 goals
33. Dimitar Berbatov - Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Fulham - 229 games - 94 goals
34. Mark Viduka - Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United - 240 games - 92 goals
35. Kevin Phillips - Sunderland, Southampton, Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Crystal Palace - 263 games - 92 goals
36. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer - Manchester United - 235 games - 91 goals
37. James Beattie - Blackburn Rovers, Southampton, Everton, Stoke City, Blackpool - 331 games - 91 goals
38. Sadio Mane - Southampton, Liverpool - 200 games - 88 goals
39. Raheem Sterling - Liverpool, Manchester City - 265 games - 88 goals
40. Kevin Davies - Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers - 444 games - 88 goals
41. Dennis Bergkamp - Arsenal - 315 games - 87 goals
42. Olivier Giroud - Arsenal, Chelsea - 240 games - 86 goals
43. Fernando Torres - Liverpool, Chelsea - 212 games - 85 goals
44. Eden Hazard - Chelsea - 245 games - 85 goals
45. Louis Saha - Newcastle United, Fulham, Manchester United, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland - 289 games - 85 goals
46. Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United - 196 games - 84 goals
47. Carlos Tevez - West Ham United, Manchester United, Manchester City - 202 games - 84 goals
48. Chris Sutton - Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Birmingham City, Aston Villa - 255 games - 83 goals
49. Kevin Campbell - Arsenal, Nottingham Forest, Everton, West Bromwich Albion - 325 games - 83 goals
50. Mohamed Salah - Chelsea, Liverpool - 128 games - 82 goals

Written by Tris Burke November 04 2020 21:18:29

 

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