Three things we learned from Leicester City – Newcastle


Callum Wilson scored twice and Matt Ritchie had two assists as Newcastle United stunned Leicester City 4-2 at the King Power Stadium on Friday to essentially seal the Magpies safety.

Joe Willock scored in his fourth-straight appearance and Paul Dummett scored for the fourth time in his 198-appearance Newcastle career.

The Magpies move into 13th place, a dozen points clear of 18th-place Fulham.

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Marc Albrighton scored a powerful goal in the 80th minute for Leicester and Kelechi Iheanacho added one seven minutes later, but Leicester’s top-four hopes are in growing danger of falling apart for the second-straight season.

Leicester is two points ahead of fourth-place Chelsea and five clear of West Ham,with both teams holding matches-in-hand.

The Foxes forced six saves out of Martin Dubravka, but Schmeichel only made one very good stop.

Three things we learned from Leicester City – Newcastle

1. Willock makes his case to Arsenal… and the rest of the PL: Willock’s loan stint at Newcastle has now seen him score four goals in his last four matches and five in the half-season. The 21-year-old did damage in the Europa League for Arsenal with three goals and three assists but did not get any PL tie after making 29 appearances last season. If Mikel Arteta doesn’t have plans for Willock, someone will.

2. The Foxes refuse to seal the top four deal (again): Last season saw Leicester City in second-place after 21 matches and third after 33 but the Foxes managed just four of 15 points down the stretch to bow out of Champions League qualification on the season’s final day. That run included a 4-1 loss at Bournemouth, and this loss is going to feel similar if Brendan Rodgers’ men stumble down the stretch.

It hasn’t been quite as dramatic this season, but the Foxes have opened the third-place door as Friday’s result makes them 4W-2D-4L in their last 10 matches. Even worse? The Foxes drew at Southampton and gave up four to Newcastle, the two matches of promise on their PL run-in. A trip to Manchester United is next on Tuesday, then two with Chelsea — the FA Cup Final on Saturday before a league visit to Stamford Bridge — before finishing with Tottenham at the King Power. Could they possibly be back in the Europa League?

3. Paul Dummett: One-hundred and ninety-eight appearances for Newcastle. That’s how many matches it’s taken for 29-year-old Paul Dummett to score four senior goals, double what he did in a season on loan at St. Mirren. The gigantic center back made Wesley Fofana’s bad day worse with a towering header and the explosive and rare goal continues to underscore how wild of a season this has been for the Magpies.

Man of the Match: Callum Wilson

Martin Dubravka was wonderful but Wilson could’ve had an assist on top of his brace if Saint-Maximin wasn’t denied by an excellent Schmeichel save. Callum Wilson’s uneven last season saw his Premier League production dip from a career-best 14 goals and 10 assists in 2,535 minutes to eight goals and three assists as Bournemouth spun into the Championship. Despite two lengthy injury absences for the Magpies, the 29-year-old Wilson has now scored 12 goals after scoring Newcastle’s third and fourth.

Leicester City – Newcastle United recap

Leicester had a moment early through James Maddison, though the visitors made their presence felt through an acute-angled free kick that allowed Matt Ritchie three chances to swing the ball into the box.

Then it was a Jonjo Shelvey free kick from the right that Federico Fernandez headed just wide of the far post.

Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin were 2v2 with Wesley Fofana and Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel, with Wilson passing through Fofana’s legs but the keeper making an excellent save on Saint-Maximin.

Willock got the Magpies on the board and lead was well-deserved when the Arsenal loanee caught Caglar Soyuncu unaware and dribbled into the box to cut the ball past Schmeichel in the 23rd minute.

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Leicester responded and Fofana snapped a header on goal that Martin Dubravka palmed away for Shelvey’s clearance.

Miguel Almiron wanted a penalty kick after Timothy Castagne chopped him down in the box and VAR stayed with the awarding of a corner kick.

Another corner kick followed, and Dummett rose well above Fofana to thump the header through Schmeichel’s extended hand.

Leicester found some footing in the second half and Maddison’s well-taken Youri Tielemens-won free kick took a slight turn off the wall.

Wilson then scored off a long run to meet a Ritchie feed, and then Almiron set up Wilson’s second.

Leicester did not quit, and Albrighton smoked a shot home from 16 yards before Iheanacho stayed hot with a second goal, but Dubravka made a tremendous close-range save on a powerful Ayoze Perez shot at the edge of stoppage time.

Manchester City vs Inter Milan: How to watch Champions League Final, odds, predictions


Manchester City is on the chase for a historic treble and standing in the way is Inter Milan, one of Europe’s precious few clubs to claim such an honor.

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The Premier League winners three times running have an FA Cup under their belt after beating Manchester United on June 3 and the final jewel in their treble crown awaits with a win in Istanbul on June 10.

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Pep Guardiola could lead a second club to a treble after he did it with Barcelona in 2008-09, and they would give heated rivals United domestic company on the treble stage right down the road.

Guardiola says it’s now okay to talk about the treble. We agree, and we’ve laid out why the achievement is so special after the jump.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City vs Inter Milan.

How to watch Manchester City vs Inter Milan live, stream link and start time

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What Premier League clubs have won the treble?

Manchester United won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in 1998-99.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Red Devils are the lone Premier League club to win it.

That’s it. For now.

How many times has the treble been won?

Nine times in history has a team won its domestic league, top domestic cup, and the European Cup.

Bayern Munich and Barcelona have each done it twice, with Bayern doing it in 2012-13 and 2019-20 and Barca pulling it off in 2008-09 and 2014-15.

Celtic was the first to win a treble, doing it in 1966-67, while Ajax was the next in 1971-72.

PSV Eindhoven then won it in 1987-88 before Man United made it happen 11 years later. Inter Milan is the only Italian team to pull it off, winning in 2009-10.


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Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup options


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QUESTIONABLE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Joaquin Correa. OUT: Dalbert.

Lionel Messi rejects Saudi Arabia mega-offer, will sign with Inter Miami


Lionel Messi will sign with Inter Miami, opting to move to MLS this summer rather than return to Barcelona or join Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante in Saudi Arabia, according to multiple reports.

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The deal will reportedly include profit sharing with two of MLS’s biggest commercial partners, Apple and Adidas, alongside his playing contract. According to reports, it could also include an option to purchase a minority stake in the club, which is partially owned (and operated) by David Beckham, who signed a similarly unique deal when he joined MLS in 2007. Beckham’s contract gave him a $25-million option to purchase an expansion franchise, which he exercised in 2018.

Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain is set to expire on June 30 and the Ligue 1 club announced earlier this month that the Argentine superstar — widely considered the greatest player of all time — will leave the club this summer.

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Perhaps Inter Miami and MLS weren’t Messi’s first-choice option this summer, as his father previously stated his son’s desire to return to Barcelona, where he famously won 21 major trophies before an unceremonious exit amid financial troubles in the summer of 2021, but those issues still linger two years later. The offer from Saudi Arabia would have reportedly paid Messi, 35, $1.6 billion over three years.

Gerardo “Tata” Martino, who previously worked with Lionel Messi at Barcelona (2013-2014) and Argentina (2014-2016), is reportedly the leading candidate to replace the recently departed Phil Neville as head coach.

Inter Miami, who currently sit bottom (15th) of MLS’s Eastern Conference with 15 points from their first 16 games, parted ways with Neville last week. In his two full seasons in charge, Neville guided the club to regular-season finishes of 11th (of 14) and 6th (of 14) in the Eastern Conference and qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2022.

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UEFA Champions League Final: Key battles for Inter Milan vs Manchester City


Manchester City’s quest for the treble hits its final obstacle when Inter Milan goes toe-to-toe with the Premier League and FA Cup champions in Istanbul at Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Final.

Pep Guardiola’s weren’t at their very best against Manchester United in the FA Cup Final and still walked away with its second trophy of the season.

But City’s final two Premier League matches saw dropped points. The stakes were non-existent and the team quite changed by Guardiola, who’s known to fancy a tactical wrinkle. How will things change this weekend?

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It would be stunning if Inter boss Simone Inzaghi came out in anything but a 3-5-2, which has been his go-to formation for Inter Milan this season regardless of opponent.

But might Inzaghi have something up his sleeve?

Inter’s only losses in the Champions League came in the group stage versus Bayern Munich. Add in their setbacks in Serie A and there’s still been no standard recipe for beating Inter. There isn’t one for Man City, either, of course.

Kevin De Bruyne vs Marcelo Brozovic

If there’s a single player capable of messing with Pep Guardiola’s plan to control the game and get the ball to his creators in dangerous spots, it’s Croatian veteran Marcelo Brozovic. The 30-year-old is a force who can both be the club’s metronome and break up the opposition’s best attacks. There are few players in the world like De Bruyne, but he needs to be found in space and City needs the ball to do that. Brozovic can be a big part of limiting both of those things.

Erling Haaland vs Francesco Acerbi

Maybe the two names need to be switched in order, because Acerbi is going to have his hands full with Haaland. The question is whether the 35-year-old Acerbi, still very good but no longer in his prime, can use his nous and vast experience to limit Haaland’s chances to do the exceptional. Haaland, meanwhile, just has to be himself. Ask yourself who’s being asked more.

Andre Onana vs Man City’s attack

Picking one player, even Haaland or De Bruyne, for this battle is unfair to the exercise because let’s be real. There is no chance that Inter Milan wins this game without a supreme moment or two from its goalkeeper. Andre Onana has played every Champions League match for Inter and has had his fair share of outstanding performances. He’s outperformed expected goals on target by 6.7 goals over the course of the tournament.

How many times has a team won the treble? Man City goes for history


There’s been a lot of treble talk these days, talk that’s found a new level of buzz since Manchester City moved within one win of joining the club.

It’s an elite club, by the way, of teams that have won their domestic league, top domestic cup, and the European Cup.

Nine times in history has a team won the treble, and only once has it been done by a Premier League club.

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That’s why Man City’s defeat of Manchester United earlier this month in the FA Cup Final rings so true for the Citizens; The blue side of Manchester would join the red side as treble supporters, as United won the treble in 1998-99.

Man City goes for the third jewel of its treble crown on Saturday versus Inter Milan in Istanbul when it kicks off the UEFA Champions League Final.

For more treble trivia, head below the jump.

How many times has the treble been won?

Bayern Munich and Barcelona have each done it twice, with Bayern doing it in 2012-13 and 2019-20 and Barca pulling it off in 2008-09 and 2014-15.

Celtic was the first to win a treble, doing it in 1966-67, while Ajax was the next in 1971-72.

PSV Eindhoven then won it in 1987-88 before Man United made it happen 11 years later. Inter Milan is the only Italian team to pull it off, winning in 2009-10.