No Mason Greenwood, no Anthony Martial: Man United squad vs West Ham revealed

West Ham vs Manchester United

Last season West Ham beat Man United 3-1 at the London Stadium.

Will history repeat itself on Sunday, or will Man United bag the away win?

United, who have won their last two matches 1-0, are sixth in the Premier League.

West Ham are 11th in the standings, while the Hammers are unbeaten in their last five (three wins, two draws).

No Mason Greenwood, no Anthony Martial

The Manchester Evening News sent their photographers out this weekend to snap the Red Devils as they headed to London.

According to the M.E.N, young striker Mason Greenwood was missing from the United squad.

Greenwood was United’s match-winner on Thursday night in the Europa League against Astana.

Anthony Martial was also absent from the group which travelled to West Ham.

Martial remains on the sidelines with an injury, as does French star Paul Pogba.

Man United squad vs West Ham revealed

Goalies: David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant

Defenders: Aaron-Wan-Bissaka, Ashley Young, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe, Harry Maguire

Midfielders: Nemanja Matic, Fred, Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay, Juan Mata, Angel Gomes

Forwards: Marcus Rashford, Tahith Chong, Jesse Lingard, Daniel James.

 

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Norwich City face a 9-man injury crisis before Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace vs Norwich City

Next Saturday at Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace host Norwich City.

It’s been a rollercoaster start to the season for Norwich.

They’ve picked up wins against Newcastle and Man City, however the Canaries also have four defeats in their last five outings.

As a result, Daniel Farke’s side are just above the relegation zone with 6 points from 6 games.

Should next weekend’s match at Crystal Palace be viewed as a relegation six-pointer?

Norwich City face a 9-man injury crisis

Following yesterday’s 2-0 Norwich defeat at Burnley, Farke’s injury woes have swelled.

The Canaries currently have nine players on the treatment table.

The latest players to join the Norwich injury list include captain Alexander Tettey and goalie Tim Krul.

Tettey only lasted 13 minutes at Turf Moor before he was subbed out the game.

Meanwhile, while Krul played the full match against Burnley, Farke later confirmed his goalie sustained a back injury in the warm-up.

Going through Norwich’s other injury problems, the Anglians have five players currently ruled out of action.

They are Timm Klose (knee), Christoph Zimmermann (ankle), Onel Hernandez (knee), Tom Trybull (ankle) and Max Aarons (foot).

Norwich’s other injured players are Mario Vrancic and Ralf Fahrmann.

Burnley 2 – Norwich 0

For once Teemu Pukki didn’t score.

Instead, Burnley forward Chris Wood stole the headlines with a first-half brace against the Canaries.

Burnley are 7th in the table with 8 points from 6 matches.

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Daniel James part of Man United travelling squad for West Ham clash

Manchester United have this evening been handed a boost on the fitness front, with news that Daniel James has been included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad to take on West Ham United.

West Ham vs Man United

The Red Devils are set to travel to the London Stadium tomorrow afternoon, for their latest Premier League outing.

United head into proceedings having put a disappointing streak of no wins in 3 firmly behind them over the last week.

First off, a solitary Marcus Rashford strike saw the Manchester giants put Leicester City to the sword at Old Trafford last weekend.

And one goal again proved enough for United in their Europa League curtain-raiser on Thursday night, with youngster Mason Greenwood having been the player on the scoresheet versus Kazakh outfit Astana.

West Ham, meanwhile, are currently enjoying a solid run of form of their own.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men are unbeaten in 5 across all competitions, including 3-1 and 2-0 Premier League wins over Watford and Norwich respectively.

United’s sidelined stars

And the Hammers’ hopes of carrying their solid early-season form beyond this weekend’s fixtures were boosted earlier this week, by updates on the fitness of a number of Manchester United’s key performers.

Speaking on the back of his side’s victory over Astana, Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was questioned on the status of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw, all of whom have been sidelined of late.

And Solskjaer went on to confirm that the trio are set to miss out tomorrow:

‘Not really, no. They’ve not been training yet so I don’t think so.’

James in contention

As such, news that another of United’s major doubts to feature versus West Ham has travelled with the club’s squad will no doubt come as a huge boost.

The player in question is Daniel James.

As confirmed across social media, Welsh wide-man James was spotted alongside the rest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad set to make their way London this evening.

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Ole: Greenwood Vindicates Lukaku Sale

Mason Greenwood Manchester United

Mason Greenwood has proved it was the right decision to let Romelu Lukaku leave Old Trafford, according to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Greenwood, 17, became the youngest United player to score in Europe with the winner in a 1-0 victory against FC Astana in the Europa League on Thursday night and Solskjaer believes the club’s decision to let Lukaku move to Inter Milan without signing a replacement has been justified.

“For me it was the right decision for the club,” Solskjaer told a news conference. “He is going to be important for us this season. He’s not played a lot so far, but he’ll get minutes.”

Greenwood started in a youthful team that also included Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and Axel Tuanzebe. United are keen to secure Greenwood’s long-term future with a new contract and Solskjaer revealed the club are already in negotiations.

“We’re always in talks with the boys, how we see the future and Mason is one we want to keep with us,” said the Norwegian.

“He is learning every single day in training, training with better players and the more match time he gets the better tempo and today was a good introduction for him.”

Despite watching his side kick off their Europa League campaign with a win to see them top of their group, Solskjaer insisted afterwards there was still room for improvement.

United managed 20 shots but were reliant on Greenwood’s solitary goal 17 minutes from time to take home the three points.

“When you don’t score in the first half from four or five massive chances you wonder if it’s one of those nights,” said Solskjaer.

“I didn’t feel confident we’d win the game until the ref blew his whistle. We didn’t play it out well and these boys need to learn that.”

Nemanja Matic, who captained United on a night when Ashley Young and David De Gea were on the bench, added:

“It was a hard game. First half we tried to open the game and to score a fast goal but they had a solid defence.

“It’s good for the [young players] to have the opportunity to play these games. They have to use that, to work hard to get more chances.”

Dean Smith provides updates on three Aston Villa players before Arsenal

Arsenal vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa will travel to Arsenal this coming Sunday.

Villa are currently 17th in the Premier League with four points from five games.

Aston Villa’s last game would see them draw 0-0 with West Ham on Monday evening.

Villa will likely face another tough tie on Sunday at the Emirates.

Arsenal started the weekend 8th in the league with eight points having won two, drawn two and lost one in the league.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during the Premier League match at The Emirates Stadium, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)

Smith gives update on trio

Prior to facing Arsenal, Dean Smith held his pre-match press conference on Friday.

During said press conference Smith would provide an update on his squad.

Smith gave updates on three players, firstly confirming that Jonathan Kodjia is absent but in light training.

Smith also confirmed Matt Targett is in contention to start while James Chester  is training but has yet to play a full game for Villa, something Smith says they will look to arrange over the next few weeks:

“Only Jonathan Kodjia is absent. He’s in light training and doing non-contact bits for at least a few weeks.

“Other than that, I have a fit squad. Matt Targett is in contention to start and be in the squad.

“James Chester still hasn’t played in a full game for us, so we’ll look to arrange that over the next few weeks. But he’s training every time.” As quoted by Aston Villa’s official website.

 

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Manchester City set Premier League record after scoring five in 18 minutes vs Watford

Man City vs Watford

Manchester City hosted Watford on Saturday as they looked to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat.

City would somewhat surprisingly, lose 3-2 to newly-promoted Norwich last Saturday.

That loss put Man City five points behind league leaders Liverpool.

As for Watford, they went into Saturday’s game going in search of their first win of the 2019/20 Premier League season.

WATFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Quique Sanchez Flores, Manager of Watford reacts during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

A hectic opening 20 minutes

However, it looks as though Watford will have to wait at least another week before they pick up three points in the league.

Despite playing a Champions League game in midweek, City came out vs Watford firing on all cylinders.

Kevin De Bruyne would whip a superb ball into the box for David Silva to stab home inside a minute.

Sergio Aguero would add City’s second in the 6th minute from the penalty spot.

Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Nicolas Otamendi would then get themselves on the scoresheet in the 12th, 15th and 18th minute of the game.

Those five goals vs Watford would also mean Man City have set a Premier League record.

According to Opta, City’s goals inside 18 minutes vs Watford is the fastest any side has ever gone 5-0 ahead in a Premier League tie.

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Three key talking points from Leicester’s win over Tottenham

Leicester vs Tottenham

Leicester would play host to Tottenham in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off.

The Foxes headed into the tie in 6th place after winning two, drawing one and losing one in their five PL games this campaign.

A win for Brendan Rodgers’ side could have seen them move as high as second spot, for a few hours at least.

Tottenham, on the other hand, started the day two places above Leicester due to their superior goal difference.

Heading into the game the most notable omission from Tottenham’s starting line-up was Hugo Lloris.

Lloris missed the Leicester clash due to his wife giving birth.

Leicester’s starting line-up was quite similar to the XI Rodgers usually opts for.

The Foxes would take the lead inside 16 minutes but it was rightly ruled out by VAR.

It would be Spurs who eventually took the lead in the 29th minute via Harry Kane.

Leicester would pull one back in the 69th minute through Ricardo Pereira before adding a second in the 84th minute to claim all three points.

Here are three key talking points from the game.

A good day for VAR

VAR has been introduced into the Premier League for the 2019/20 Premier League season.

While we are not too far into the campaign, VAR has already been a talking point on several occasions.

VAR would once again be used a couple of times in the Leicester vs Spurs clash.

The first instance of which was saw Leicester have a goal ruled out.

Youri Tielemans forced Gazzaniga to spill the ball and after a goal-line scramble, it would be stabbed in by Wilfred Ndidi.

However, after a VAR  check, the goal was ruled out as Ayoze Perez was adjudged to have been offside when Tielemans took his shot.

That was the correct call and while the Leicester fans in the stadium were not too impressed, it was a good call from VAR.

Shortly after Moussa Sissoko would put in a rather strong tackle on James Maddison.

Paul Tierney, today’s referee, would award Sissoko a yellow card which after seeing a replay, looked pretty fair.

Once again, Leicester fans in the stadium were not happy and began to chant ‘VAR’. But VAR was not used to overturn the decision this time around.

Tottenham would then feel the effects of VAR when Serge Aurier had his goal ruled out after Heung-Min Son was rightly adjudged to have been offside in the build-up to the goal.

A view of the VAR system pitch side during the Premier League match at Molineux, Wolverhampton. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

Tottenham’s Premier League away record

Heading into the Leicester game, Tottenham had a very awful record they will no doubt have been keen to get rid of.

Spurs away form in 2019 has been quite frankly, awful.

In Premier League games, prior to the Leicester game, Spurs had gone just over eight months without picking up three points away from home.

The last time Mauricio Pochettino’s side had won a PL clash away from home was January 20th, 2019 vs Fulham. Fulham, of course, have now been relegated from the Premier League.

Spurs would only just win that game as well, coming away with a 2-1 victory.

But after the Leicester game Spurs are still waiting to end that very poor run of PL clashes without an away win.

If Tottenham do want to progress as a team and challenge the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, that away record must improve.

Mauricio Pochettino during Tottenham vs Barcelona

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on October 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Could Leicester break into the top six this season?

Ever since their title-winning season, Leicester have not managed to finish in the Premier League top six.

Could the 2019/20 campaign finally see the Foxes back in those European places?

While Liverpool and Manchester City are pretty much nailed on for those top spots, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are all capable of sliding down the table a bit.

Wolves would be the side closest to the top six in 2018/19. But the way Brendan Rodgers’ side have started this season, they could well challenge for 6th place this time around.

After the Spurs game, Leicester have, for the time being, moved into second place in the Premier League.

While Leicester are unlikely to remain second, their form and being able to beat a side of Spurs quality shows they could well be challenging the likes of United and Chelsea for their spots in 2019/20.

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Tottenham reveal why Hugo Lloris missed Leicester clash

Tottenham take on Leicester

Tottenham traveled to 6th place Leicester City in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off.

Spurs last PL outing saw them smash Crystal Palace 4-0.

However, since then, Spurs blew a two-goal lead vs Olympiacos in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side started the day in 4th spot. They were on the same points as Leicester but had a two better goal difference.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates at the end of the match during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at at Etihad Stadium on April 17, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Spurs reveal why Hugo Lloris missed out

An hour before kick-off, Tottenham would reveal their startling XI to take on Leicester.

The team was pretty standard apart from one noticeable omission. Hugo Lloris was completely omitted from the matchday squad.

Lloris has been Tottenham’s main keeper for several years now.

The Frenchman had also played all six of Tottenham’s games this season across all competitions.

Moreover, Lloris would captain the North London outfit on all of those occasions.

So, his absence vs Leicester did seem quite strange.

However, Spurs have since explained, via their official Twitter account, that Hugo Lloris missed Saturday’s game due to his wife giving birth.

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Daniel Farke gives updates on five Norwich players ahead of Burnley

Burnley vs Norwich

Norwich have certainly provided fans with some entertaining football since their promotion to the Premier League.

The latest of which saw a Norwich side with a fair few key players missing, take on the Premier League champions and come away with a 3-2 win.

Norwich are now set to take on Burnley on Saturday and given they just beat Manchester City they will likely be quietly confident of getting something out of this game.

The Canaries head into the game in 13th place on six points while Burnley head into the game in 14th place with five points.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley looks on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on November 26, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Norwich updates

Ahead of the Burnley clash, Daniel Farke has provided updates on several of his players.

Farke confirmed that Patrick Roberts is back, Grant Hanley is once again fit to start with Moritz Leitner set to be in the squad on Saturday.

However, Ralf Fährmann will be out with a slight groin problem.

Farke would also confirm that there is no chance for Mario Vrancic to face Burnley.

However, Farke did state that Vrancic could return to team training next week.

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Rodgers wouldn’t swap Leicester’s Vardy for Tottenham’s Kane

Leicester vs Tottenham

The first Premier League game of the day on Saturday sees Leicester City host Tottenham.

The Foxes head into the game 6th in the Premier League having won two, drawn two and lost one in the league this season.

That loss came this past weekend vs Manchester United.

As for Tottenham, they are currently 4th in the PL having smashed Crystal Palace 4-0 in their last PL outing.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Rodgers on Kane & Vardy

Ahead of the Spurs clash, Brendan Rodgers has been comparing Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.

The duo have been proving for several seasons now that they are top Premier League strikers.

They are both currently on three goals in the PL this campaign.

Ahead of the game, Rodgers would admit that while Kane is a top player, he would not swap Vardy for him:

“Harry is a top, top player but I wouldn’t swap Jamie.

“I have worked closely with Jamie for some time now and there’s not many in world football you would swap him for.

“He’s just got this incredible knack in terms of pressing the game and reading the game, and tactically he is so good. He has that hunger and that appetite, desire and speed to get in behind and stretch the game and score. I like that kind of striker.

“At this level, in the most competitive league in the world, he is right up there with the elite strikers in the world and I am very fortunate to have him.” As quoted by Goal.

 

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