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Championship results: Wolverhampton Wanderers extend lead despite drawing with Millwall

Wolves extended their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship table to eight points after Cardiff failed to capitalise on their 2-2 draw at Millwall. Nuno Espirito Santo’s league leaders were forced to settle for a point at The Den as Millwall defender Jake Cooper headed home a second-half equaliser in a pulsating clash. Lee Gregory had put the Lions in front in the 17th minute but Diogo Jota levelled and Romain Saiss then handed the visitors the lead after 56 minutes. Despite the slip-up in the early…

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Dogged Everton hold Chelsea to extend unbeaten run to six

Everton maintained their unbeaten run under new boss Sam Allardyce with a dogged defensive display to hold champions Chelsea to a goalless draw at Goodison Park. The ninth-placed Toffees have now not lost in six Premier League games, five of those since Allardyce took charge. Captain Phil Jagielka cleared off the line from Tiemoue Bakayoko and Willian in quick succession to frustrate the visitors, who were without suspended top scorer Alvaro Morata. Chelsea dominated, but struggled to breach the Everton back line and found goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in good form…

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Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill confirms discussions to extend contract have begun despite links to Scotland job

O’Neill has also been linked with the manager’s job for the American national team Friday, December 15, 2017 Michael O’Neill has warned the Scottish Football Association they may struggle to prise him away from the Northern Ireland job. Hampden chiefs have been granted permission to talk to the 48-year-old about becoming Gordon Strachan’s replacement as Scotland boss. But a month after the SFA made their approach, O’Neill says discussions have yet to even begin. Instead, he confirmed he has opened negotiations with the Irish Football Association about extending his Northern…

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Aviva Premiership: Saracens 18-20 Exeter: Chiefs extend their lead at the top

Replacement prop Moray Low scored the winning try as Exeter extended their lead over Saracens at the top of the Aviva Premiership with an impressive 20-18 win at Allianz Park. It ends a run of 19 successive league victories at Saracens’ north London home, as the hosts suffered a fourth straight defeat in all competitions for the first time since 2010. The hosts began in impressive fashion with first-half tries from Alex Goode and Schalk Brits giving them a 15-6 advantage at the end of the first 40 minutes. An…

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Antonio Conte urges Chelsea to extend Thibaut Courtois' contract

Antonio Conte suggests Thibaut Courtois may already be the best goalkeeper in world football Friday, November 24, 2017 Antonio Conte says Chelsea risk losing the best goalkeeper in the world if they do not extend Thibaut Courtois’ contract. The 25-year-old’s present five-year deal expires in June 2019 and this week Courtois said he would wait until the end of the season to discuss a renewal. The Belgium goalkeeper, who has been repeatedly linked with Real Madrid, spent three years on loan from Chelsea at Atletico Madrid before succeeding Petr Cech…

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Mesut Ozil 'demands Jack Wilshere's No 10 shirt' as part of deal to extend Arsenal career

Ozil’s contract has just seven months to run at the Emirates Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Mesut Ozil has demanded Jack Wilshere’s No 10 shirt as part of a package to remain at Arsenal. The Germany international is in the final seven months of his contract and is allowed to talk to foreign clubs about a switch in January. Ozil also wants a sizeable increase on current £150,000-a-week wages to extend his stay at the Emirates, according to The Sun.  The contract issues have been rumbling on for months, with no…

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Demarai Gray ready to extend Leicester City stay

The 21-year-old attracted interest from Bournemouth and Crystal Palace in the summer Monday, October 30, 2017 Winger Demarai Gray is ready to sign a new Leicester contract to end lingering speculation over his future.  The 21-year-old has been in contract talks and former boss Craig Shakespeare said he was close to a deal almost two months ago.  But discussions have dragged on, not helped after Shakespeare was sacked earlier this month and replaced by Claude Puel last week, and Leicester rejected bids from Bournemouth and Crystal Palace in the summer. …

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