Super Bowl 2019 LIVE score

Super Bowl 2019, LIVE score – Los Angeles Rams vs New England Patriots: Latest updates from Atlanta PLUS halftime show and more

  • Super Bowl LIII starts at 3:30pm (PT)/6:30pm (ET) and 11:30pm (GMT) in UK
  • Super Bowl clash Rams vs Patriots takes place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • New England Patriots are favourites to win against Los Angeles Rams  

The 53rd Super Bowl between Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots is upon us!

Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback legend Tom Brady look for their sixth Super Bowl win with the NFL franchise. 

Both 66-year-old Belichick and 41-year-old Brady could become the oldest coach and player respectively to win the Super Bowl, overtaking Tom McLoughlin (65) and Peyton Manning (39).  

On the other end… Rams coach Sean McVay could become the youngest coach to win the Super Bowl at the age of 33.

Sportsmail‘s Matt Porter will provide live coverage of Rams vs Patriots including score and updates from each quarter plus the halftime show and more.

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46 yards… and it’s NO GOOD. The normally reliable Gostkowski pulls it left and the score remains at 0-0

Halfway through the first quarter with no score yet, and the Patriots take their first timeout of the half.

Whatever they dialed up worked, as Brady hits Gronkowski for a gain of 17

Brady’s interception goes unpunished, and the Patriots are back on the attack. This time starting from the 12 yard line.

The Rams defensive line is showing they mean business early on, with a big tackle for a loss. They take it a little too far though, getting a penalty for a hit on a defenseless player on the next play. 

Here come the Rams, even earlier than they expected.

However, a few plays get broken up and they don’t get very far. They’re punting it back to Brady.

Tom Brady decides to throw for the first time in the game, and it’s INTERCEPTED!

It didn’t come out of his hand great, it popped up off the defender and was intercepted by Littleton.

What looked like a great start from the Patriots is now coming back the other way

A big return for the Patriots, who’ll be starting off from the 38 yard line.

Tom Brady looks calm and collected.

Instant impact from Michel from the running back position, picking up the Patriots’ first down, getting them rolling into Rams territory with the first play of the game.

Winning the coin toss has been a bad omen in recent times…

We do have another Atlanta native for the national anthem though: multi-award winning artist Gladys Knight.

Of course, complete with fighter jet flyover, visible through the roof of the stadium, which will be closed for the actual game.

Sung in tandem by Atlanta natives Chloe x Halle.

There was some talk when Atlanta was announced as the host city for the Super Bowl about the possibility of highlighting some of the local musical artists in the half time show. But we got Maroon 5 instead.


ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 03: Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle perform America the Beautiful prior to Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Can someone help Ronaldo? The Brazilian footballing legend is confused about the name of the sport about to be played at the Super Bowl.

‘…it’s not a ball and you don’t play it with your foot?’

From GentingBet

Although a lot of people love to hate them, it definitely seems like there are a lot of Patriots fans attending the Super Bowl.

We know who Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof is supporting too, as he posted on Twitter earlier today praying for a United and Patriots win.

The first part of his wish came true after Marcus Rashford fired a winner past Leicester, and we’ll find out later tonight what’ll happen at the Super Bowl.

Pete Carline says: 

After walking around Atlanta earlier, it was difficult to ignore the preponderance of Patriots jerseys on show. After last year’s humiliation in Minneapolis when Eagles fans outnumbered New England, the Patriots Nation are here in force. That point was rammed home when hyperactive RedZone host Scott Hanson asked to hear from the fans of each team. The Pats won by a landslide.

The stars are out in force at the Super Bowl, as they always are.

MMA’s Conor McGregor and comedian Kevin Hart have been spotted in Atlanta, and we know Tottenham’s Harry Kane is going to be at the game too. 

We’ve also got the likes of Gareth Southgate, Roberto Martinez, David Moyes, and more in a big famous selfie outside the stadium.

Pete: Spectacular is the word being bandied around about Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Having wandered approximately three miles in the past two hours, it is an apt description. Writing from the back row of the fourth tier of the 75,000-seat stadium, it is breathtaking where you look down. Wandering around the perimeter, the vistas are superb.

There are more bars than I can count – with 1,262 beer taps, apparently – many with views of the field. It is a three-dimensional stadium, using space in ways I hadn’t imagined possible. Labyrinthine is a good word to describe it. And having had a sneak preview, the boxes are superb, with wonderful food.

Speaking of grub, the food is cheap and diverse. A colleague is about to buy a pizza, nachos and a hot dog for $23. Normally you would be hard-pushed to buy a cone of chips for that at a Super Bowl. Of course, there is rampant commercialism everywhere you look. Shops selling SBLIII merchandise are ten to the penny. $40 for a T-shirt, $25 for mini-footballs. And then you look up.

The 360 degree circular video board – it has just been described as a halo, which I quite like – is the largest video board in the world. And then there’s the roof. Apparently it has been fixed now as it used to leak, but it won’t be open for tonight’s game. It will be for the flyover, however.

Greetings from Atlanta. What a stadium. What an event. Will we have the youngerst head coach to win a Super Bowl? Or the youngest? Will Rob Gronkowski retire? What is going on with Todd Gurley? Will Giselle take a hideous video of herself immediately after the New England Patriots celebrate another title? Either way, we’re in for a cracker.

Bill Belichick can nullify anyone, just ask Tyreek Hill, but does he have his work cut out with human bowling ball CJ Anderson? Will Brady be sacked for the first time in the postseason? So many questions. Hold on tight and some of them may be answered in four hours.

Tom Brady already has four Super Bowl MVP awards under his tight-fitting belt. A few outsiders for you: Ndamukong Suh, Robert Woods, James Develin, Cordarrelle Patterson and of course James White.

Hello and welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Super Bowl 53 between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.

Follow it all live here with me, MATT PORTER, as we watch all the action from the two best teams in the NFL. 

We’ve also got our man on the ground in Atlanta at the Mercedes-Benz stadium, PETE CARLINE.

Strap yourself in for an exciting ride!

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Captain Jason Holder to miss West Indies’ final Test against England after ICC suspension

Captain Jason Holder to miss West Indies’ final Test against England after ICC suspension for slow over rate

  • ICC suspended West Indies captain Jason Holder for final Test against England 
  • The all-rounder was held responsible for his team’s slow over rate in second Test 
  • Vice-captain and batsman Kraigg Brathwaite is likely to step up in his absence  
  • West Indies are 2-0 up in series after completing two comprehensive victories 

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West Indies will miss their captain Jason Holder for their final Test against England after he was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his side’s slow over rate in the win in Antigua.

The hosts claimed a 10-wicket victory in that match to seal the series win, with Holder claiming seven wickets in England’s two innings, and contributing 22 runs. 

The first Test in Barbados was an equally convincing triumph by 381 runs inside four days, with Holder scoring an unbeaten 202 with the bat and taking two wickets.

Jason Holder was suspended by the ICC for the final Test against England for slow over rate

Jason Holder was suspended by the ICC for the final Test against England for slow over rate

Holder has been in fine form for both games, and is the leading run-scorer with 229 at an average of 114.50 as West Indies secured a first series win over England since 2009.

This is the second time Holder has been banned for slow over rate, having faced similar punishment and missing the second Test against New Zealand in 2017. 

Opening batsman and vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite is most likely to step in as Holder’s replacement for the match, which starts on Saturday in St Lucia. 

Holder has been in excellent form to help West Indies to a series win over England

Holder has been in excellent form to help West Indies to a series win over England


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Jamie Carragher hails Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford

‘He’ll take you to a title or a Champions League’: Jamie Carragher hails Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford and backs him to fight off competition from Romelu Lukaku

  • The 21-year-old scored Manchester United’s opening goal against Leicester 
  • Marcus Rashford is thriving under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the moment
  • Rashford only scored three goals in the 17 games prior to his appointment

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Jamie Carragher believes Marcus Rashford has an opportunity to make the striker role his own at Manchester United. 

The 21-year-old scored United’s opening goal against Leicester on Sunday and has scored six in his last eight league games for the Red Devils. 

Rashford appears to be thriving under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having only scored three goals in the 17 games prior to his appointment and Carragher thinks it is his time to shine.     

 The 21-year-old scored United's opening goal against Leicester on Sunday at the King Power

 The 21-year-old scored United’s opening goal against Leicester on Sunday at the King Power

Jamie Carragher believes Marcus Rashford has an opportunity to make the striker role his own

Jamie Carragher believes Marcus Rashford has an opportunity to make the striker role his own

Carragher said: ‘Between now and the end of the season, we’ve talked about an audition for Solskjaer.

‘Rashford can make himself Manchester United’s centre-forward – they don’t need to go and buy anyone else, he’s your centre-forward that can take you to a title or a Champions League.

‘The form hes in at the moment if he continues that then they don’t need to go and buy anyone else in or bring [Romelu] Lukaku back, he can be that man.’ 

Romelu Lukaku was a firm favourite under the previous regime under Jose Mourinho but he has only started one league game since Solskjaer took over in December. 

Rashford’s goal guided United to within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea after defeating Leicester. 

The England international will be hoping to prove himself on the European stage when his side face PSG in the last-16 on February 12. 

Romelu Lukaku was a firm favourite under the previous regime under Jose Mourinho

Romelu Lukaku was a firm favourite under the previous regime under Jose Mourinho



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Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba’s relationship is the highlight of Solskjaer’s Manchester United

Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba’s blossoming relationship is the real highlight of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United spell… the striker is the main man and has a partner to suit him

  • Manchester United survived late pressure to beat Leicester City 1-0
  • Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game after eight minutes
  • Paul Pogba provided the assist for Rashford with a perfect chipped pass
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now won nine of his first 10 games in charge of United

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Amid all the renewal of Manchester United generated by Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, the most pleasing detail has to be the profound enhancement of the partnership between Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.

For the third time since Solksjaer took charge, the pair combined to score in style at Leicester. Twice Pogba has assisted Rashford, and once the other way round. Only David Brooks and Josh King have linked up on more goals in the same period.

The image of Pogba sat on the bench at Anfield, hood up and nonplussed as United surrendered so meekly to Liverpool, feels a long time ago indeed. Deemed inadequate or uncooperative by Jose Mourinho, his reintegration under Solskjaer has benefited Rashford particularly.

Marcus Rashford celebrates after firing Manchester United into a 1-0 lead against Leicester

Marcus Rashford celebrates after firing Manchester United into a 1-0 lead against Leicester

This latest goal was joyful. An errant pass by Ricardo Pereira provided United with attacking impetus but there was a whole lot to do before the ball was in the back of the net. Pogba’s pass to Rashford had the perfect weight and arc, and the cushioned touch and finish was evidence of a centre-forward completely at ease in himself.

It was a goal that told us of the work being done on the training ground and of the restored confidence of both players. Pogba knew Rashford would be making a run behind Leicester’s backline and felt emboldened to try to find him immediately. Under Mourinho you suspect he would have paused, had he even been on the pitch.

United fans will not welcome the comparison but it brought to mind the almost telepathic connection Steven Gerrard shared with Fernando Torres when the Liverpool captain would flight long assists on a weekly basis.

Paul Pogba showed his class at the King Power Stadium, providing the perfect pass for Rashford

Paul Pogba showed his class at the King Power Stadium, providing the perfect pass for Rashford

The specific delight from a United perspective is that Pogba and Rashford both came through the club’s academy and represent an attractive future. Of fast, quality football. At 25 and 21 respectively there are potentially many seasons ahead together and manifold glorious combinations.

Rashford’s goal at Tottenham is the standout of their increased productivity so far, the sweeping ball by Pogba to turn defence into attack and the assured finish imbued with extra importance due to the occasion.

But Pogba’s goal against Bournemouth had just as much flair, with Rashford twisting Nathan Ake and Diego Rico apart through mesmeric nimbleness and flashing a cross that required a simple tap-in.

Rashford found the bottom corner just eight minutes into the Premier League fixture

Rashford found the bottom corner just eight minutes into the Premier League fixture

Rashford’s goal on this occasion was all the more impressive for the fact he had badly missed a straightforward chance minutes earlier. He was unaffected and that is the sign of a player unshackled by doubt.

It was certainly a fine way to mark his 100th Premier League appearance.

Rashford’s form – this was a sixth goal in eight Premier League games since Solksjaer’s appointment – is set in relief against Alex Sanchez’s struggles.

The 21-year-old striker scored his 10th United goal of the season 

The 21-year-old striker scored his 10th United goal of the season 

This was another disappointing afternoon for the Chilean, who seems to be unsure of his actions on the field. There is hesitation where once there was ruthlessness.

An instructive moment came on the stroke of half-time, with Pogba striding from midfield and passing to Sanchez out wide. He had only Pereira to beat but rather than ran at the right-back and attempt to get himself into the Leicester box he checked back, tried to pass to a teammate, but only managed to hand possession to the home side. When Anthony Martial came on United had purpose on the left wing.

Rashford is the main man now, though, that much is clear. And he has a partner in Pogba.

Pogba's driving runs helped relieve the pressure on United as Leicester chased a late leveller

Pogba’s driving runs helped relieve the pressure on United as Leicester chased a late leveller



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Barnet chairman SLAMS Brentford for ticket allocation for FA Cup replay due to health and safety 

‘I do not feel comfortable to attend at all’: Barnet chairman set to snub FA Cup replay at Brentford after slamming Championship side for ticket allocation

  • Barnet chairman Anthony Kleanthous has criticised Brentford over the ticket allocation for away fans at Tuesday’s FA Cup replay at Griffin Park
  • Non-league club have been given 1,500 tickets for the game in west London
  • Kleanthous issued a statement on Sunday saying they should have had more
  • FA Cup rules state away clubs are entitled to 15 per cent of available tickets
  • That would entitle Barnet to 1,941 tickets but Griffin Park away end holds 1,600
  • Brentford say they have special dispensation from the Football Association for their away allocation to be 13.23 per cent and this has been the case since 2014 

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He said: ‘As for myself, I do not feel comfortable to attend at all and will try and organise a stream of the match from Legends Bar or on iBarnet, which the FA have kindly agreed to.’ 

Kleanthous claims Brentford have ‘tried to circumnavigate the Cup rules’, which state away fans can ‘claim up to 15 per cent of all accommodation for which tickets are issued providing these tickets are in a fully segregated area.’ 

Given that Griffin Park has a capacity of 12,763, that would technically entitle Barnet to 1,914 tickets.

But the Brook Road Stand, which houses away supporters, holds only 1,600 spectators. The overall away allocation, including disabled supporters and players’ complimentary tickets, is 1,660.

Kleanthous believes, given the demand for tickets from Barnet supporters, that a section of one of the usual home stands should be given over to visiting fans and properly segregated.

Kleanthous claims Brentford ‘cited health and safety as a reason for their breach’ of the FA Cup regulations after he lobbied the club’s chairman Cliff Crown.

Kleanthous claims that Barnet fans, pictured at the original game, are entitled to more tickets

Kleanthous claims that Barnet fans, pictured at the original game, are entitled to more tickets

Barnet's 1,500 tickets for the replay at Brentford for the fourth-round replay sold out quickly

Barnet’s 1,500 tickets for the replay at Brentford for the fourth-round replay sold out quickly

WHAT THE RULES SAY

FA Cup regulation 21 (a) states: 

‘In all matches preceding the Semi-Finals, the Visiting Club shall have the right to claim up to 15% of all accommodation for which tickets are issued providing these tickets are in a fully segregated area.’

The Barnet chairman went on to have a pop at Brentford selling hospitality tickets for £59 to both sets of fans, saying ‘it seems they are able to steward safely when food is included with the ticket.’ 

Brentford say they have special dispensation from the Football Association for their away allocation to be 13.23 per cent to fit in their away stand and this has been the case since 2014.

The first match at The Hive finished 3-3 and anticipation has been growing ahead of Tuesday night’s replay in west London.

In the statement, Kleanthous said: ‘Success brings its own new set of problems and I am very frustrated by the way our opponents are now trying to circumnavigate the Cup rules.

‘Thus far, despite strong representation to the club, we have been unable to secure for our fans the full ticket allocation from Brentford for Tuesday’s Fourth Round FA Cup replay at Griffin Park.

‘I personally tried to reach a compromise with the Brentford Chairman, who is also Chairman of the FA Cup Committee, and whom I have known for many years, but there was no movement.

‘The FA have been informed of the situation and we now await their final decision with our London neighbours citing Health and Safety as a reason for their breach.

‘It is now a matter for the authorities to determine why they have not invested in making their facilities and operation safe but we simply do not accept this position.

Barnet celebrate scoring one of their goals during the 3-3 draw in the original tie at The Hive

Barnet celebrate scoring one of their goals during the 3-3 draw in the original tie at The Hive

‘The rules are clear and we are not aware of any dispensation given before they entered the tournament.’ 

Kleanthous also cited two contentious decisions from the original match. Charlee Adams missed the game through suspension having picked up two yellow cards earlier in the competition – a new FA rule brought in this year.

He also says the FA should have retrospectively suspended Brentford’s Ollie Watkins for ‘diving’ to win a penalty during the first match.

Kleanthous added: ‘This latest issue comes hot on the heels of the debacle over Charlee Adams’ yellow card suspension and the FA’s refusal to suspend Ollie Watkins for the dive which earned Brentford this draw and replay in the first place.

Kleanthous claimed that Brentford's Ollie Watkins dived to win a penalty in the original game

Kleanthous claimed that Brentford’s Ollie Watkins dived to win a penalty in the original game

‘It is my and the club’s policy not to usually comment publicly on these matters but this is the third blow in a row and our fans need to know what’s been going on behind the scenes.’

He goes on to say that Barnet officials have given their boardroom tickets for Tuesday night’s replay to the players’ families ‘in order to show solidarity with our fans who will now miss out on this very special occasion.’ 

In the penultimate paragraph of his statement, Kleanthous takes a dig at Brentford: ‘It should be noted that Brentford FC have been selling Hospitality Tickets for £59 to both sets of fans. It seems they are able to steward safely when food is included with the ticket.’

Barnet sold their allocation of tickets for the replay quickly, with fans queuing outside The Hive to buy them. Supporters were allowed to buy up to six tickets at a time when they were released. 

 


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Manchester City vs Arsenal LIVE – Pep Guardiola looks to keep Premier League title race alive

Man City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Aguero.
Subs: Danilo, Stones, Delph, Sane, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Muric.

Arsenal: Leno, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Lichtsteiner, Torreira, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Aubameyang, Lacazette.
Subs: Cech, Elneny, Ramsey, Ozil, Suarez, Mavropanos, Nketiah.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

Lionel Messi injured in draw with Valencia and could miss Clasico

Lionel Messi injured in draw with Valencia and could miss Copa del Rey semi-final Clasico against Real Madrid

  • Barcelona could only manage a draw against Valencia in La Liga on Saturday
  • Lionel Messi got both goals but also picked up a thigh injury during the game
  • He is now a doubt for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid 

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Lionel Messi is a doubt for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey Clasico semi-final at home to Real Madrid after sustaining a thigh injury in the 2-2 draw with Valencia.

The Argentina international scored twice, once from the penalty spot, as the hosts came from 2-0 down to earn a point and extend their lead at the top of La Liga to six points.

Messi took his tally to 11 in the last nine matches in all competitions, passing 20 league goals for the 11th successive season.

Lionel Messi has a 'small problem' after being injured against Valencia in La Liga on Saturday

Lionel Messi has a ‘small problem’ after being injured against Valencia in La Liga on Saturday

The injury sustained by Messi featured on front pages of the Spanish newspapers on Sunday

The injury sustained by Messi featured on front pages of the Spanish newspapers on Sunday

Messi picked up a thigh injury in the 2-2 draw with Valencia at the Nou Camp on Saturday

Messi picked up a thigh injury in the 2-2 draw with Valencia at the Nou Camp on Saturday

However, it was not without cost as he needed treatment for what appeared to be a dead leg shortly after equalising, and coach Ernesto Valverde does not know if he will recover in time for Wednesday’s first leg against their arch-rivals.

‘(Messi) has a small problem. I can’t say exactly what problem he has, I don’t know,’ he told a press conference after the match.

‘We will have to wait to see what medical staff say. If he’s in good shape, he’ll play on Wednesday. We will wait. I imagine it’s nothing, but we’ll wait a few hours. Leo didn’t ask me to sub him off.’

The draw ended a sequence of eight successive league victories and Valverde admits that after a slow start he did not believe his side deserved to be 2-0 down.

Messi grabbed both goals as Barcelona managed a draw with seventh-placed Valencia

Messi grabbed both goals as Barcelona managed a draw with seventh-placed Valencia

‘It was a very strange first part. It is true that Valencia started very well, generating a very clear opportunity, but from that moment on it was us who controlled the game, dominating the areas, creating the feeling that we could score,’ he said.

‘When we were better we got the 0-1 in a counter-attack and then a second goal was a very severe punishment’.

Valencia coach Marcelino looked on the positive side despite allowing a two-goal lead to slip.

‘You can feel disappointed when you are 2-0 up and then draw but that’s not how I feel,’ he said.

‘The team had an extraordinary game and played spectacularly well but we were unlucky. We were close to winning but in the space of two minutes we went from almost being 3-1 up to drawing 2-2.’

Messi is now a doubt for Wednesday's Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid at home

Messi is now a doubt for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid at home



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Tottenham ‘preparing £50m summer offer for Bournemouth star David Brooks’

Tottenham ‘preparing £50m summer offer for Bournemouth star David Brooks amid interest from Man United’

  • Tottenham are reportedly prepared to offer Bournemouth £50m for Brooks
  • 21-year-old Wales international Brooks has impressed for the Cherries
  • They signed Brooks for £11.5m from Championship Sheffield United last summer 
  • Spurs had reportedly monitored Brooks but missed out to south coast club
  • Now they ‘want to fight off competition from Man United by offering £50m’ 

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The Mirror, Brooks was on the radar of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino last summer before he completed his £12m move to the Cherries.

Bournemouth's David Brooks 'is attracting interest from Tottenham and Manchester United'

Bournemouth’s David Brooks ‘is attracting interest from Tottenham and Manchester United’

The 21-year-old Wales international 'could be the subject of a £50m summer bid from Spurs'

The 21-year-old Wales international ‘could be the subject of a £50m summer bid from Spurs’

DAVID BROOKS STATS FOR SEASON

Appearances: 25

Goals: 6

Assists:

The paper reports that questions were asked within Tottenham’s scouting department as to why they missed out on the talented youngster.

Now Spurs will reportedly prepare a £50m offer when the summer transfer window opens to ensure they don’t lose Brooks to top-four rivals United.

Brooks has scored six goals and provided four assists in 25 appearances for Bournemouth this season. 

He is currently on the sidelines after being forced off with an ankle injury during Bournemouth’s 4-0 drubbing of Chelsea.

Eddie Howe’s were swiftly brought back down to earth by a 2-0 defeat at Cardiff City on Saturday night.

Brooks was forced off with an ankle injury during Bournemouth's 4-0 drubbing of Chelsea

Brooks was forced off with an ankle injury during Bournemouth’s 4-0 drubbing of Chelsea

Brooks scored the second of Bournemouth's four goals on a memorable night for the Cherries

Brooks scored the second of Bournemouth’s four goals on a memorable night for the Cherries

 



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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola plots £80m summer spending spree

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola ‘plotting £80m summer spending spree’ on English full backs Ben Chilwell and Aaron Wan-Bissaka

  • Pep Guardiola is again looking to spend huge amounts of money on full backs 
  • English duo Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Ben Chilwell are Manchester City targets  
  • Chilwell is expected to cost £50million with Wan-Bissaka valued at £30m 

Will Griffee For Mailonline

Manchester City are plotting an £80million double swoop for English full backs Ben Chilwell and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. 

Pep Guardiola already spent more than £100m on bolstering the position two years ago but the Spaniard is still eager to strengthen with the homegrown pair, according to The Sun. 

Chilwell, 22, has starred for Leicester this term and recently signed a new contract, meaning he is expected to cost in excess of £50m. 

Pep Guardiola is planning a double swoop for both Ben Chilwell and Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Pep Guardiola is planning a double swoop for both Ben Chilwell and Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Wan-Bissaka has been one of the shining lights at Crystal Palace at the tender age of 21 and is valued at around £30m.  

Benjamin Mendy has been beset by injury problems at City since joining, only starting nine matches in the Premier League this campaign.

And the form of Kyle Walker has also been a slight concern so Guardiola is eyeing up competition for the pair. 

Chilwell could cost Manchester City in excess of £50million having signed a new deal

Chilwell could cost Manchester City in excess of £50million having signed a new deal

The 21-year-old Wan-Bissaka has established himself in the Crystal Palace team this season 

The 21-year-old Wan-Bissaka has established himself in the Crystal Palace team this season 

Aside from the burgeoning talent of Wan-Bissaka and Chilwell, there are other advantages in signing the English duo. 

If both join, City’s quota of ‘home’ players would grow from four to six and teams in the Premier League are only permitted 17 foreign players in their squad of 25.

Leicester and Crystal Palace will no doubt be reluctant to allow their young stars to leave and having seen City spend huge amounts of money in recent years, could command significant fees. 


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Harry Kane jets off to watch the the Super Bowl as he continues his recovery from injury

‘Super Bowl, here I come!’: Harry Kane jets off to watch the the big game as he continues his recovery from injury

  • Spurs striker Harry Kane boarded a private jet to fly to watch the Super Bowl LIII
  • New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams face off in Atlanta on Sunday night
  • Kane supports the Patriots and posted a video of his journey onto Instagram
  • He is continuing to recover from an ankle injury sustained in Man United defeat

Tom Caldon For Mailonline

Injured Tottenham striker Harry Kane has jetted off to Atlanta to watch the Super Bowl LIII. 

The big game in Atlanta, which kicks-off at 11.30pm (GMT), will see the Los Angeles Rams do battle with the New England Patriots. 

Kane shared a video of his journey to the showdown with his 7.8 million Instagram followers.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane on a private jet heading to watch to the Super Bowl LIII

Tottenham striker Harry Kane on a private jet heading to watch to the Super Bowl LIII

The video shows the 25-year-old make himself comfortable on the lavish jet while flicking through a magazine.

The England forward is a big fan of the NFL, and an avid supporter of the Patriots. 

Spurs released a limited edition Nike NFL jersey with Kane’s name on the back in November which was made available for a hefty price of £95.

 The England forward is a big fan of the NFL, and an avid supporter of the New England Patriots

 The England forward is a big fan of the NFL, and an avid supporter of the New England Patriots

Tottenham have had an affiliation with NFL ever since striking a deal with the association back in 2015 to host a minimum of two games per season in their new White Hart Lane stadium. 

The World Cup 2018 Golden Boot winner is currently recovering from an ankle ligament injury sustained in the January defeat by Manchester United.

Kane was initially expected to be out of action until the middle of march, but a meticulous training regime could see him make a return ahead of schedule. 

Spurs released a limited edition Nike NFL jersey with Kane's name on the back in November

Spurs released a limited edition Nike NFL jersey with Kane’s name on the back in November


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