Day: July 14, 2018

Roberto Martinez challenges Belgium to build on best World Cup

Roberto Martinez praised Belgium’s history-makers and hopes their best World Cup can be the catalyst to even bigger things. The so-called ‘Golden Generation’ surpassed the heroes of 1986 on Saturday by winning the third-place play-off against England in Saint Petersburg. Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 win against Gareth Southgate’s exhausted side, ensuring […]

Friendly round-up: Derby and West Ham win

2:05 Frank Lampard says he will only look to sign players who can improve his Derby side Frank Lampard’s Derby started their pre-season with a 4-1 victory over Notts County on Saturday. Luke Thomas, 19, opened the scoring after just two minutes before adding his second before the break. Mason Bennett made it 3-0 in […]

Marcus Antonsson leaves Leeds to join Malmo

Marcus Antonsson has left Leeds United to join Swedish side Malmo for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old striker moved to Elland Road in 2016 from Swedish club Kalmar FF and made a total of 21 appearances for the club, scoring three goals. Antonsson spent the previous season on loan with Blackburn Rovers – registering eight […]

Ryan Loft signs two-year Leicester contract

Former Tottenham striker Ryan Loft has joined Leicester on a two-year deal, according to Sky sources. The 20-year-old will link up with the Foxes’ development squad ahead of the new season. Loft joined Tottenham in 2013 but failed to make a first-team appearance. He spent time on loan at Braintree Town, Stevenage and Exeter and […]

Kevin De Bruyne and Belgium show England what they lack

England were the World Cup’s set-piece kings but their third-place play-off defeat to Belgium was a reminder of what they lack… England will leave Russia with their heads held high after a World Cup campaign which captivated the country and reignited enthusiasm for the national team, but when Gareth Southgate sits down to assess where […]