MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has spent the majority of the season in apparent crisis. Pep Guardiola, meanwhile, spoke this week of his confidence that Manchester City would win an unprecedented fourth Premier League title in a row. How quickly fortunes can change in soccer. Just three points now separate the rivals after United beat Chelsea 2-1 and the defending champions lost 1-0 at Aston Villa on Wednesday to extend their winless run in the league to four g
Aston Villa outshot Manchester City 22-2 on Wednesday, and dominated City in a way that nobody has ever dominated Pep Guardiola.
ZURICH (AP) — Former Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales “seemingly forcefully kissed” an England player on her face before kissing Jenni Hermoso without her consent at the Women’s World Cup, according to English Football Association chair Debbie Hewitt. A FIFA disciplinary committee report released Wednesday said Rubiales, who was given a three-year ban in October, acted with “a sense of complete impunity" at the trophy ceremony after Spain’s 1-0 win over England in Sydney on Aug.
United are three points off the top four.