Premier League

Norwich City Is Off To A Strong Start In Promotion Push

Norwich City's 1-1 draw against Coventry on Saturday stretched the Canaries' unbeaten run in the Championship to 10 games.

While league leaders Norwich may have hoped to take all three points against 20th-placed Coventry, the point won't be taken for granted as Daniel Farke's side was without 13 players through injury.

Raúl Jiménez Undergoes Surgery On Fractured Skull

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raúl Jiménez had an operation on his fractured skull following a clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz during Sunday's game, the Premier League club said on Monday.

The Mexican forward needed oxygen on the pitch before being taken off on a stretcher and rushed to hospital.

Brendan Rodgers And Leicester City Host Struggling Fulham

Fourth-placed Leicester City will play host to Fulham at 12:30 p.m. ET on Monday. 

Brendan Rodgers' Leicester has been in good form lately, winning six in a row in all competitions before a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend. The Foxes came from behind against Portuguese side Braga to snatch a 3-3 draw in the Europa League on Thursday and now sit three points clear at the top of Group G.

Raúl Jiménez Stretchered Off With Serious Head Injury Against Arsenal

Sunday’s meeting between Arsenal and Wolves at the Emirates was brought to a halt in the fifth minute after an ugly clash of heads between David Luiz and Raúl Jiménez off a Willian corner kick. 

Jiménez was stretchered off while receiving oxygen and replaced by Fábio Silva after coming off worse, whereas Luiz continued for Arsenal. Jiménez was then taken directly to a hospital.  

Update: Jiménez is reportedly now conscious and responding to treatment.   

Christian Pulisic’s Return Can’t Stop Spurs From Returning To EPL Summit

Tottenham Hotspur went back to the top of the Premier League on Sunday when they held Chelsea to a 0-0 draw that left honors even between visiting manager Jose Mourinho and his one-time midfield lieutenant Frank Lampard, now in charge of the Blues.

The result took Spurs back to the summit above champions Liverpool on goal difference, with both sides on 21 points, two points ahead of third-placed Chelsea after 10 games.

World Cup Legend Papa Bouba Diop Dies Aged 42

Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop, who scored the first goal of the 2002 World Cup against France, has died at the age of 42, world governing body FIFA said on Sunday.

"FIFA is saddened to learn of the passing of Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop. Once a World Cup hero, always a World Cup hero," the world governing body said in a statement on Twitter.

Halftime Introduction Of Edinson Cavani Leads To Manchester United Miracle

Manchester United overturned a two-goal second half deficit to win 3-2 at Southampton on Sunday. Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse gave the high-flying home side the early advantage, but the halftime introduction of Edinson Cavani changed everything for United as the Uruguayan provided an assist for Bruno Fernandes before scoring the equalizer followed by a stoppage-time winner.

Ward-Prowse’s corner kick in the 23rd minute was met by Bednarek at the near post for Southampton’s first at St. Mary’s.   

Sore Loser Jordan Henderson Whines About VAR Getting Calls Right

BRIGHTON, England — Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said he would like to see the video assistant referee (VAR) system scrapped and a return to "normal" football, after three decisions went against the champions at Brighton on Saturday.

Brighton earned a 1-1 draw when they were given a stoppage-time penalty after referee Stuart Attwell was sent to the pitchside monitor and ruled that Andy Robertson had caught home striker Danny Welbeck as he cleared. Liverpool had two offside goals ruled out by VAR.

Fans Will Soon Return To English Stadiums, But Exactly How Remains A Question

MANCHESTER, England — Fans can return to English football stadiums next week, ending an eight month absence due to COVID restrictions, but while the government's decision to open the turnstiles has been welcomed it also presents a series of new headaches for clubs.

The first hurdle clubs must clear will come on Thursday when the government announces which tiers of restrictions given regions in England will be placed in.

Clubs which fall into tier three areas, which contains the strictest restrictions, will still not be allowed to let any fans into their grounds.