Premier League CEO Explains To British Parliament How ‘Black Lives Matter’ Jerseys Weren’t Political

Premier League CEO Richard Masters defended players' and clubs' collective decision to support the Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday, describing it as a moral cause and not a political one.

When the league restarted this month after a three-month stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic, all players had "Black Lives Matter" on their shirts instead of their names in the opening round of games and they have continued to take a knee before kick-off in support of BLM.

The 30 Seconds Of Madness You Missed At Luton Town-Swansea City Over The Weekend

Luton Town arrived at Swansea City's Liberty Stadium on Saturday embroiled in a relegation battle, but the team became involved in a different kind of fight on the pitch. Luton striker James Collins put the Championship strugglers ahead 1-0 with a 72nd minute header, but the real action kicked off shortly after, following a series of increasingly harsh tackles:

English Football Aims To Increase BAME Coaching Opportunities With New Initiative

An initiative aimed at increasing the number of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) coaches in English football has been launched by the Premier League, Football League and PFA.

The move followed comments from high-profile players such as Manchester City's Raheem Sterling who said few black players make the progression into full-time coaching roles.

Brace Against Watford Takes Danny Ings To Second In Premier League Scoring Charts

Southampton striker Danny Ings hit his second brace of the season on Sunday to help the Saints to a 3-1 victory away to Watford. 

Ings has been in sparkling form all season for Southampton and is enjoying his most productive Premier League campaign to date. Having missed substantial game time in recent years due to injury, Ings is fit and firing for the Saints. 

His first goal of the day came in the 16th minute, when he dribbled past Watford defenders to rifle a low shot into the corner of the net from just outside the box. 

Dwight Gayle’s Impossible Miss Is The Perfect Bookend To Mike Ashley’s Newcastle Ownership

Newcastle United’s FA Cup quarterfinal plan of defending resolutely and hoping for one clear chance against Manchester City actually played out perfectly for Steve Bruce’s side at St James’ Park on Sunday, but the compact rearguard action was undone by a boneheaded play from Fabian Schär and the incredible goalscoring opportunity was wasted by Dwight Gayle.

Chelsea Advances To FA Cup Semis With Christian Pulisic Leading The Charge

Chelsea advanced to the semifinals of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday. The tightly contested match was settled by Ross Barkley’s finish in the 63rd minute off a delicious piece of service from Willian.

Leicester came roaring out the gates and overwhelmed Chelsea’s young midfield duo of Mason Mount and Billy Gilmour, forcing the 19-year-old Gilmour into mistake after mistake but failing to fashion anything to deeply trouble Willy Caballero.

Arsenal Advances To FA Cup Semis With Stoppage-Time Winner

Substitute Dani Ceballos fired Arsenal into the FA Cup semifinals with a stoppage-time goal that sealed a 2-1 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

Arsenal, record 13-times winners of the trophy, went ahead after 23 minutes when Chris Basham fouled Alexandre Lacazette in the penalty area and Nicolas Pépé rattled home the spot-kick.

Ighalo’s Zlatanesque Finish Helps Keep Man Utd Alive In FA Cup

Manchester United kept its hope for a domestic trophy alive with a 2-1 victory over Norwich City in the FA Cup on Saturday. One of the key moments for the Red Devils came with an Odion Ighalo goal vs Norwich in the second half, one that reminded us of a former United striker.

The Red Devils needed extra time to see off the Canaries after a stellar strike from Todd Cantwell. Harry Maguire’s scrappy goal in the 118th minute sent United through to the semifinals.

Liverpool FC, Police Yelling At Fans For ‘Wholly Unacceptable’ Behavior

Liverpool has condemned the behavior of fans who gathered in Liverpool city center for a second night on Friday to celebrate their team's Premier League title win and urged them to stay at home due to fears of a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Local media reported fans launched fireworks at the Royal Liver Building, with a fire breaking out on the balcony of the landmark owned by Farhad Moshiri, the majority shareholder of the side's local rivals Everton.

How Liverpool’s Title Was ‘Made In America’

German manager Jürgen Klopp and his multinational squad of players have been given most of the credit for Liverpool's Premier League triumph but behind the 19th top flight title has been the astute ownership of a group of American executives.

It did not take great imagination to work out why the owners of the Boston Red Sox saw potential in Liverpool when they purchased the team 10 years ago.