Manchester United have completed the signing of Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon on a 5-1/2 year contract, with an option to extend for a further year, the Premier League club said on Thursday.Sporting had said on Wednesday that United will pay an initial fee of 55 million euros for the player, although the overall cost of the deal could increase with performance-related add-ons worth 25 million euros.Fernandes recorded 63 goals and 52 assists in 137 appearances for Sporting, and had been linked with a move to Old Trafford over the last six months.“We have been tracking Bruno for many months and everyone here has been tremendously impressed with all his attributes and what he will bring to this team,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said in a statement.“Bruno’s goals and assists stats speak for themselves, he will be a fantastic addition to our team and he will help us push on in the second part of the season.“The winter break is coming at a perfect time for us to integrate Bruno into the squad and for him to get to know his team mates.”Fernandes has been capped 19 times by Portugal and was part of the squad that won the inaugural Nations League last year.He becomes United’s first signing of the transfer window and will strengthen the midfield in the absence of injured Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.“For me to now play for Manchester United feels incredible, I have worked hard to get to this moment and I can promise the fans that I will give everything for the badge to help bring us more success and trophies,” Fernandes said. ($1 = 0.9014 euros) (Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru Editing by
FIFPro, the worldwide representative organisation for 65,000 professional footballers has asked the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) to reconsider their proposal to reduce the players’ salaries, which have been at the centre of discussions since the suspension of the championship due to the coronavirus outbreak.On April 13 the CFA came up with a proposal to cut the salaries of footballers who earn more than €2,000 monthly by 23 per cent.In a letter addressed to the Pancyprian Footballers Association (Pasp) president Spyros Neofytides and to the players’ representative Giorgos Merkis, CFA president Giorgos Koumas said the reason behind the proposed pay cut is explained by the very difficult moment football is undergoing, not just in Cyprus, but in the entire world.“The suspension of the championships was a government measure and, while we understand it and reinforce it, we do not yet know when football will be allowed to resume,” the letter said.“At the same time, as a result of the decree temporarily banning sports events, many sponsors and television platforms have ‘frozen’ their payments, which has hit our world hard.”Pasp rejected the proposal and, on Friday, FIFPro also came out in support of the players, claiming that the proposal “is grossly disproportionate and therefore not acceptable.”“As the season is in the final months, the proposal would mean that the players will receive almost nothing of what they should get as arranged by their contracts for the last three months,” FIFPro said in a statement.FIFPro used as an example a player on a 10-month contract earning €2,500 per month.“For the entire season he would receive €25,000. From August through mid-March he has collected 75 per cent of his salary. He would still get 25 per cent (or €6,250) in total for the months of March, April and May.“However, if his annual salary was to be reduced by 23 per cent, as proposed by the CFA, then he will only collect 2 per cent of his remaining salary, which totals €500 for the months of March, April and May, resulting in a reduction of 92 per cent on the salaries from this period.”In a telephone conversation we had earlier today with Paris Spanos, the legal advisor of Pasp, he shed some more light on why the footballers rejected the CFA’s proposal.‘By what logic has the CFA proposed a 23% reduction on the players’ annual remuneration when the crisis began in mid March?’‘Pasp has also been accused of not submitting a counter proposal something that Spanos denied vehemently.He said that a letter was sent to them explaining that the footballers are being asked to shoulder the cost incurred not only by the pandemic but also by the clubs’ mismanagement and/or wrong decisions.‘For us to be able to table a concrete counter proposal (including wage reductions) we need to know the extent of the damage incurred by the clubs due to the pandemic only and that is what we ask for in our letter.’‘Without this information it is impossible for us to make a fair counter proposal ‘ he added.Clubs have stated that they have already suffered cuts from their TV rights, with one club claiming a loss of EUR1.5 million.‘We have asked for information to verify these claims but we are accused of meddling in the finances of the clubs, the majority of these are in the public domain, what we are asking is for updated information’ Spanos said.‘Furthemore what happens if we find a solution and the championship resumes behind closed doors with TV viewership being much higher than before, will the clubs return part of the deducted wages?’According to Spanos there are two ways this conflict can be resolved.‘The CFA can either submit a new reasonable proposal for the period after March 15 or accept to discuss our proposal, by first determining together the extent of the loss in revenue for the clubs and then agreeing to reasonable reductions or suspension of wages’ he concluded.FIFPro, nevertheless, urged footballers in Cyprus to understand that the extraordinary circumstances caused by the virus should push them to help their clubs financially if necessary.“However, any offer made to them should be proportionate and the CFA should look after the interests of the players and not just consider the interests of the clubs.”
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The reputation is based largely on the influence of the Mormon church, which teaches its members to abstain from drinking alcohol.Dennis Rodman complained about the nightlife during the 1998 NBA Finals when his Chicago Bulls played the Jazz. He hopped on a plane between games to gamble in Las Vegas.“My life just goes to complete hell when I go to Utah,” Rodman said at the time. “That means I have to revert to going back to Las Vegas or going somewhere to get some excitement, to keep my mind rolling.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR MOST READ Scott Beck, president of Visit Salt Lake, sent a letter to the Warriors to accompany the video, saying the city can’t wait to host the 2015 NBA champions as they face the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference semifinals this weekend.“In case you do stumble across something to do while here in Salt Lake, all of our bartenders and servers are on notice to keep you up late!” Beck wrote.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Jazz said Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) that they will sell navy blue T-shirts with “#Nightlife” written over a basketball logo in the team’s colors.The city’s campaign comes after some of the Warriors players talked about wishing they were playing the Clippers instead of the Jazz, mostly for the chance to have some time off in Los Angeles rather than Salt Lake City. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Beck, the tourism chief, said it felt like deja vu reading the Warriors’ comments.“It was like, ‘Oh no, not again’ and then, ‘Wait a minute, this is an opportunity,” Beck said.Beck’s team then created the website, produced the video and rolled out a social media plan.“Everybody knows we have great red rock and everybody knows we have great snow, but they don’t know we have this incredible urban core,” Beck said.Several residents in Salt Lake City — where the Jazz dominate the sports scene — scoffed at the California players’ comments.“The Warriors were misinformed,” said Welby Evangelista, 46. “This is a town that has many things to offer … if you are looking for a bar, there’s 30 bars around us. You just have to look.”Crystal Daniels, 32, said she finds fun every night and lamented that outsiders believe you can’t drink in Utah.“Salt Lake City in a nutshell: Everybody has this idea that it’s basically ruled by the church,” said Dustin Smith, 28. “It’s unfortunate that people perceive it that way. There’s a lot of great things going on. … All you got to do is walk in and actually meet people.”Beck said his office is discussing options with Jazz officials about possible events over the weekend to have more fun with the Warriors.“We’re floating around some really good ideas,” Beck said. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead In this photo, Utah Jazz fan Nick Maneotis, 31, drinks a beer on a roof top deck as his friend watches a Jazz game, in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state’s reputation as a boring place where it’s tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video Monday titled, “There’s nothing to do in Salt Lake” that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. APSALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state’s reputation as a boring place where it’s tough to get a drink.The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video titled, “There’s nothing to do in Salt Lake” that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. The words “no fun” and “no drinking” sarcastically flash across images in the video.ADVERTISEMENT
Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2019 begins today in England with matches to be played on grounds there and in Wales. Ten teams will vie for the coveted cup with the winner becoming the undisputed kings of cricket’s most prestigious competition. For some of the teams and players, it was a long and difficult journey to be a part of the esteem and enviable squads which will grace the fields. Those efforts now have a chance to pay off.Expectations for spectacular performances is rife as this particular tournament is branded to be the most competitive. This is not surprising given how well many of the teams and players have performed in various competitions in the run up, especially within the last year. This augurs well for fans and if the expectations were to be delivered then all will be in for a treat with the game becoming the eventual winner.There will be moments of glory and moments of disappointment for both players and fans, after all, only one team can win. With that a given, one basic expectation would be for all the players to perform to potential. That can result in both graceful, the not so graceful and innovative but effective cricketing shots; miserly or expensive bowling and spectacular fielding with mind-blowing, acrobatic and gravity-defying catches.Simultaneously, those will be accompanied by the pulsating beats of drums fusing with various other deafening sounds with a pageantry of costumes all of which have come to epitomize the evolution in the how the game of cricket is being watched today. It has become a truly family event as evident closer to home in what the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has delivered.In this part of the cricketing world, optimism remains high for the cup coming this way after the West Indies failed to do so over the past forty years having last won in 1979. Despite the many challenges in regional cricket over the years, the next few weeks will see West Indian fans, both in the region and in the diaspora, united in their desire for Jason Holder, the team’s Captain, lifting the championship trophy at Lord’s on July 14.The joy, pride and the strong bonds of togetherness that will invoke among West Indians across the globe, would be unimaginable. History reminds when Guyanese Clive Lloyd lifted the trophy in the inaugural competition in 1975 and the one that immediately followed in 1979. Since then, fans have been craving for a repeat while having to endure the ups and downs of the team which showed moments of glory and moments of utter disappointment. Sadly, the latter outnumbered the former in recent years.CWC 2019 offers a new slate and motivation for the West Indies which teased a return to the dominance it commanded during the glory days of regional cricket as evident the late 70s and 80s. Then, they were simply unbeatable. As time progressed, various factors led to a waning of success and the team beaten time and again even by those considered to be minnows of the game.That led to despondency among even loyal fans and empty stands for regional competitions aside from the CPL. To put that decline into perspective, the West Indies, for the first time in CWC history, could not automatically qualify and were forced to play in the qualifying stages with the minnows in order to make it into the final ten. And made it; they just.With a formidable team, at least on paper, the West Indies have a very good chance of capturing the title. However, that can only be possible by them playing as a unit with each individual taking responsibility to deliver on their potential.Here Guyanese fans, while rooting for the team, will cheer on the explosive and immensely talented, Shimron Hetmyer. He is the lone player from Guyana as against five in 1975 and four in 1979 and one of the players that global fans expect much of. If he were to deliver on that expectation, West Indies chances to win, will increase. While he may have faltered in the earlier part of his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) stint this year, his final innings showed the class he brings and which could intimidate opposing teams.The host England carries into the competition the title of favourites maybe just above India. One downside of such labelling is the burden to perform and which can take a toll if things doesn’t go to plan. The West Indies come in without that particular burden allowing for a freer mindset to play to their best while outplaying others in the process. The same can be said for first timers, Afghanistan who have impressed in every aspect of the game over the recent years.With each team actually carrying a burden, i.e. the expectation of their country, there will be little room for mistakes. The West Indies have much to learn from. CWC 2019 could reveal how impacting those lessons over the years might have been. Can they break the forty-year losing streak in CWC? Time will inform. Go Windies!
0Shares00YOKOHAMA, Japan, December 14 – Chelsea star Frank Lampard has indicated that this season may be his last for the English giants, in comments likely to fuel speculation about a possible move to China.The England international midfielder, who has been at Chelsea since 2001, has been linked since March with a move to the Chinese Super League and last month Guizhou Renhe confirmed they were in talks with him. His contract is due to expire in June and following his side’s 3-1 win over Monterrey on Thursday to reach the Club World Cup final in Japan, Lampard said he has yet to be approached by Chelsea with an extension, Kyodo reported.“There have been no talks… about an extension,” Lampard said.“The ball is in Chelsea’s court. I’m a Chelsea player as simple as that.”“I’ve had a great, great time here,” he said, but added: “Maybe things don’t last forever.”Lampard has been recovering from injury and came on as a substitute in the 63rd minute against Monterrey. The 34-year-old said he felt he could compete at the highest level for a while yet.“I’m not the kind of player to see out my time and sit with my bum on the bench too much. I want to be involved. That’s my character. I will keep trying to do that, whatever the circumstances.“I can’t predict anything but I feel like I have two or three years at least in me at the top level,” Lampard told the Japanese agency.“It is not for me to decide on this one. It’s up to the club. Whatever happens, I have had a great time at Chelsea. I am determined to play a few more years and see what pans out in the near future.”China has become an attractive destination for football stars approaching the end of their careers and Lampard’s future may lie in the Chinese Super League where former teammates Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka ply their trade.In November Renhe deputy board chairman Yang Xiaoyu told AFP that the club was “in contact with Lampard but so far nothing has been settled”.The 2013-14 Chinese Super League season begins in March with Renhe also due to compete in the AFC Champions League for the first time.Ivory Coast striker Drogba and former France international Anelka play for Shanghai Shenhua on contracts said to be worth $300,000 a week.0Shares00(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
At the Kericho Green Stadium, hosts Zoo were brought back to earth after suffering a 2-0 loss at the hands of reigning champions Tusker FC who picked up a fourth consecutive win, continuing their resurgence.Humphrey Mieno scored his second goal in as many matches, adding on to George Mandela’s opener as the holders rose to fourth on the log with 18 points, same as third placed Ulinzi but with an inferior goal difference.Ulinzi, the league’s highest scoring team picked up a second win on the trot but had to do with much defending especially in the final hour of the game when Sofapaka knocked on their doors vehemently. However, they managed to hold their feet together for the three vital points.“It was a very tough match but I am happy with the performance today. It was tough especially coming off another hard game over the weekend, but we have managed to add on our points tally which gives us so much confidence,” Ulinzi head coach Benjamin Nyangweso told Capital Sport after the match.His opposite number Sam Ssimbwa was left fuming once again at the referee, accusing him of open bias.“We were denied a very clear penalty in the second half, someone tripping a player inside the box from behind. Any day that’s a penalty and a red card. I am disappointed that we have lost two games in a row but we will fight to return to winning ways over the weekend,” Ssimbwa said after the game.Sofapaka started proceedings positively, mounting early pressure on the visitors. They had a seventh minute chance after Ulinzi keeper Jacktone Odhiambo handled the ball outside the box but Mathias Kigonya could not get the ball inside the net from a good position.Ulinzi Stars striker Evans Amwoka tracks down Sofapaka’s James Kasibante during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 10, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluUlinzi’s first effort at goal was in the 14th minute when Baron Oketch shot just wide after picking the ball on the left before setting himself up with a right footed shot.Sofapaka had dominated possession, but they could not find anything to breach the Ulinzi defense which dealt effectively with all the attempted cross balls.On the half hour mark, Ugandan James Kasibante had s uperb opportunity to break the deadlock but unmarked and under zero pressure, headed a Charles Okwemba corner wide.Three minutes to the break, Ulinzi and league top scorer Stephen Waruru came inches close, but his lob goalward with keeper Kigonya off his line missed the target by a whisker.In the second half, Ulinzi started brighter and they needed just 14 minutes to break the deadlock. A mistake at the back saw substitute Evans Amwoka steal the ball off Maurice Odipo and the Ulinzi forward put Waweru through, the midfielder putting in a simple finish past Kigonya.Immediately after conceding, Sofapaka stepped on the gas pedals and Ugandan Wanok Pate found space on the left, but his shot could only goa against the side netting. Ezekiel Okare and Charles Okwemba also had shots fly just wide.The hosts continued to pile pressure, playing in long balls to try and make the most of an Ulinzi backline that had began to crack.However, Sofapaka were not efficient with the final ball even when they beat Ulinzi to the second balls time and again.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka FC striker Wanok Pate is put under pressure by Ulinzi Stars duo of Brian Birgen and Sylus Shitote in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 10, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, May 10- Daniel Waweru’s second half goal sent Ulinzi Stars to third in the Kenyan Premier League table after beating 2009 champions Sofapaka 1-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday evening.At the Muhoroni Complex, leaders Posta Rangers needed a late Gaerson Likonoh goal to hand them a point against Muhoroni Youth, who had gone ahead in the first half via Maxwell Onyango who only became the third person to breach the Posta defense this season.
Leicester City No.1 Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has blasted his team’s “embarrassing Premier League title defence. The champions of England are just one point above the relegation zone after slipping to a wretched 3-0 defeat against Manchester United on Sunday.It seems the Foxes are right back where they started two years ago, with the club set to fight for survival for the remainder of the campaign.And number one Schmeichel has admitted that the team’s performances this season have not been up to scratch, and relegation is a real possibility if they don’t improve, fast.“It’s not a situation that’s comfortable at all,” he told Sky Sports.“We’re the reigning champions and quite frankly it’s been terrible, it’s been embarrassing“It’s not good enough and it sums our season up at the moment. Let’s not talk about last season, last season’s gone, as you can clearly see.“We have to improve right now. It’s time for every single one of us, right from the top to the bottom of this club, to stand up and be counted because if we don’t we’re going to end up getting relegated, and nobody wants that.” 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesWHITTIER – Homeowners’ and renters’ assistance will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays through Sept. 8 at the Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Movie to be shown at Parnell Park WHITTIER – The movie “Hoot” will be shown at 1p.m. Wednesday at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. Admission is free. For more information, call (562) 464-3350. Finance seminar to be held Monday WHITTIER – A presentation on finances, taxes, wills and trusts will be held at 1p.m. Monday at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. For more information, call (562) 464-3350. City to offer youth dance classes LA MIRADA – The city is offering Latin dance classes for children ages 4 to 7. Children will learn salsa, meringue and jazz in the Screaming Chicas tot class, which will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 6- 27. In the Folklorico Tot Stars class, children will learn the traditional dances of Mexico. The classes will be held from 9 to 9:50 a.m. Saturdays from Sept. 9- Sept. 30. All classes will be held at the Paso de Oro Dance Co., 14535 Valley View Ave., Suite T, in Santa Fe Springs. The class fee is $45. Second sessions for both classes begin in October. For more information, call (562)943-7277. Hospital to host health plan lecture WHITTIER – Whittier Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital will host a lecture about the benefits of the SCAN Health Plan. The lecture will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 26 in the Flo and Frank L. Scott Conference Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. For information or to make reservations, call (562)698-0811, Ext. 2444. Medical office classes slated WHITTIER – Whittier Adult School will offer medical office classes in the fall that range from one-day workshops to 13-week classes. Classes include medical office procedures, medical scheduling, CPT coding, medical chart assembly/analysis and more. Fees for classes range from $15 to $80. For more information, call (562) 698-8121, Ext. 1301 or Ext. 1362. City to celebrate Latino heritage SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Hispanic Outreach Taskforce and the city will hold a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept.14at the Clarke Estate, 10211 Pioneer Road. The celebration will include Latino art, live Latin jazz and refreshments. Admission is $25. Proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for local high school seniors. To make reservations or for more information, call (562)789-0550. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – A proposal to install a cell phone tower at Palm Park will likely be continued at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, until Sept. 12, officials said. Representatives of Sprint have asked for more time to look at a site near Beverly and Norwalk boulevards. Residents who live near Palm Park oppose the tower’s installation. Homeowners’ aid offered on Fridays
1 Everton star Idrissa Gueye came close to leaving the club on deadline day Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye has signed a new long-term deal to keep him at the club until June 2022.The Senegalese international has become a firm favourite with the Toffees faithful since arriving from Aston Villa in August 2016.His diligent style and robust performances from the middle of the pitch have made him a crucial figure for both Ronald Koeman and then current boss Sam Allardyce.Speaking to the club’s official website, Gueye said: “Everton is the right place for me and this is why I have signed my new deal “I am very happy to sign a new contract with Everton. It is great for me and for the Club and I am very happy.“I love the fans here. They have been great to me. They made it easy for me to sign this contract. Of course, I spoke with my family and my agent, but the love of the fans was really important and this is a really good thing for me.“I have enjoyed immensely my time so far at the Club, I enjoy working with the manager, his staff and the players here and we are really determined to finish the season strongly.“We will keep working hard to build on our home record and try to get the same results or similar away from home, too. I believe in my team and I believe in this Club.”Since his Everton debut, the Senegal star has made 221 tackles in the Premier League, 13 more than any other player in the competition.And such industry is the reason why Toffees boss Allardyce is delighted Gueye has extended his stay with the club.“I’m really pleased that Idrissa has signed a new deal at the Club,” he said“He’s been terrific since I’ve been here and it’s fantastic for the Club.“I love his attitude, the way he enjoys his football, the dedication and focus with which he trains every day and always with a smile on his face.“It’s great that he’s committed long-term to Everton and he will enjoy some of his best football here in the years ahead.”
Heung-min Son was in tears after his tackle on Andre Gomes A club statement said: “Everton Football Club can confirm Andre Gomes underwent surgery to repair a fracture dislocation to his right ankle earlier today and the procedure went extremely well.“The Portugal international will now spend some time recovering in hospital, before returning to USM Finch Farm to start his rehabilitation under the guidance of the club’s medical staff.“The 26-year-old is expected to make a full recovery. On behalf of Andre, the club would like to thank all Everton supporters and members of the wider football family for the overwhelming messages of support we have received since yesterday’s match.” Getty Images – Getty Stoke vs West Brom (Monday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Borussia Dortmund vs Inter (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Vitoria Guimaraes vs Arsenal (Wednesday, 3:50pm) – talkSPORT 2Red Star Belgrade vs Tottenham (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTAtalanta vs Manchester City (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Lazio vs Celtic (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Crystal Palace (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTNottingham Forest vs Derby (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Leicester vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTCardiff vs Bristol City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Andre Gomes was in serious pain AFP or licensors The South Korea was given his marching orders by referee Martin Atkinson, who initially awarded a yellow card, and was in tears as he made his way off the pitch.Tottenham will know by the end of the week whether they are successful with their appeal.Explaining why Son was sent off, the Premier League said: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS latest targets However, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino slammed the decision to send his player off.He said: “It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards. It is unbelievable to see a red card.“In that situation we need to help because the decision of the referee was yellow card but the VAR changed the decision. It is the latest example of it being not clear. 2 Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week rookie error LATEST Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff update Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future appointed statement stalemate Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son LIVE on talkSPORT Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule “VAR needs to check if it was a bad tackle from Son and judge the action not what happened after.”Gomes underwent successful surgery on his ankle on Monday with Everton expecting their midfielder to make a full recovery. Tottenham have appealed Heung-min Son’s red card which led to Andre Gomes’ sickening injury.Gomes suffered a fractured dislocation to his right ankle after falling under a Son challenge in the 78th minute of Everton’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Sunday. on target PEP TALK