Valverde applauded his squad for their improvements throughout the match on Saturday night. ‘Although we were close to scoring, we could sense how difficult it was getting,’ he said.
DOMINIC KING AT THE STADIO MARCANTONIO BENTEGODI: Five goals crashed into the back of the net as Cristiano Ronaldo made his Serie A bow in Verona, though none belonged to him.
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Marcelo Bielsa became the first Leeds manager to win his first four games in charge as his side beat Rotherham.
This was thrilling and excruciating in equal measures, a derby to have the juices flowing, but also a vindication of all the downbeat caution expressed publicly by Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery through the campaign’s early days. Chelsea, so relieved to have a player of Eden Hazard’s calibre to fling on and make a difference, triumphed […]
West Brom ran riot as they thrashed QPR 7-1 in their Sky Bet Championship encounter at The Hawthorn with Matt Phillips and Jay Rodriguez scoring twice.
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