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  • Burnley have signed former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a free transfer.The 33-year-old, who left Preston at the end of last season, has been training with the Clarets following Tom Heaton's shoulder dislocation and has now agreed a deal until the end of the season. Lindegaard spent five years at Old Trafford without establishing himself in the first team and will now challenge Nick Pope and Adam Legzdins in Heaton's absence. "I've had a good week here and I've had a very good impression of the whole club and all the people here," Lindegaard told Clarets Player. "It's not hard to fit in nicely here. It seems like an honest place and a very hard-working place and I appreciate being a part of it. "I sensed from the first day I came in there was a good atmosphere, that things are in a good place, and it has paid off with a good start to the season." Lindegaard joined West Brom after leaving United, but ended up playing a solitary Lea..

    Burnley sign former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard

    Burnley have signed former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a free transfer.The 33-year-old, who left Preston at the end of last season, has been training with the Clarets following Tom Heaton's shoulder dislocation and has now agreed a deal until the end of the season. Lindegaard spent five years at Old Trafford without establishing himself in the first team and will now challenge Nick Pope and Adam Legzdins in Heaton's absence. "I've had a good week here and I've had a very good impression of the whole club and all the people here," Lindegaard told Clarets Player. "It's not hard to fit in nicely here. It seems like an honest place and a very hard-working place and I appreciate being a part of it. "I sensed from the first day I came in there was a good atmosphere, that things are in a good place, and it has paid off with a good start to the season." Lindegaard joined West Brom after leaving United, but ended up playing a solitary Lea..
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  • FIFA has confirmed an unspecified investigation into Manchester City is "ongoing".The reasons for the probe are unclear with the world governing body giving no further details and City denying all knowledge of it.The club say they have had no contact from FIFA concerning any new issues.FIFA cleared City of acting inappropriately over the signing of Benjamin Garre from Argentinian club Velez Sarsfield days after his 16th birthday last year.That case remains active, however, with Velez having appealed against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. A hearing was scheduled for July but a verdict has not yet been delivered.When asked by Press Association Sport, FIFA would not say if these matters were linked.A spokesperson said: "We can confirm that an investigation is ongoing in relation to the club you mention, however please note that we cannot provide any details concerning the matters under investigation."The matter has come to light following confirmation from FIFA..

    Manchester City in the dark as FIFA investigation remains ‘ongoing’

    FIFA has confirmed an unspecified investigation into Manchester City is "ongoing".The reasons for the probe are unclear with the world governing body giving no further details and City denying all knowledge of it.The club say they have had no contact from FIFA concerning any new issues.FIFA cleared City of acting inappropriately over the signing of Benjamin Garre from Argentinian club Velez Sarsfield days after his 16th birthday last year.That case remains active, however, with Velez having appealed against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. A hearing was scheduled for July but a verdict has not yet been delivered.When asked by Press Association Sport, FIFA would not say if these matters were linked.A spokesperson said: "We can confirm that an investigation is ongoing in relation to the club you mention, however please note that we cannot provide any details concerning the matters under investigation."The matter has come to light following confirmation from FIFA..
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  • Marcus Rashford's brace inspired holders Manchester United to a comprehensive 4-1 Carabao Cup victory over Burton at Old Trafford.Seven months on from lifting the trophy at Wembley, Jose Mourinho's men kicked off their defence by swatting aside the Sky Bet Championship side in the third round.The United boss spoke in the build-up about taking Burton seriously, but the nine alterations made by Nigel Clough allowed the hosts to ease through as Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial goals complemented Rashford's double in a 4-1 win. Lloyd Dyer scored for Burton.Michy Batshuayi scored a hat-trick as Chelsea provided a glimpse of the future with a 5-1 rout of Nottingham Forest.Kenedy and the impressive Charly Musonda were also on target and Tendayi Darikwa scored a late consolation for Forest as the Premier League champions advanced to the fourth round with ease.Ethan Ampadu became the first Chelsea player born this millennium, a week after his 17th birthday, on a night when ..

    Marcus Rashford at the double as Manchester United defeat Burton

    Marcus Rashford's brace inspired holders Manchester United to a comprehensive 4-1 Carabao Cup victory over Burton at Old Trafford.Seven months on from lifting the trophy at Wembley, Jose Mourinho's men kicked off their defence by swatting aside the Sky Bet Championship side in the third round.The United boss spoke in the build-up about taking Burton seriously, but the nine alterations made by Nigel Clough allowed the hosts to ease through as Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial goals complemented Rashford's double in a 4-1 win. Lloyd Dyer scored for Burton.Michy Batshuayi scored a hat-trick as Chelsea provided a glimpse of the future with a 5-1 rout of Nottingham Forest.Kenedy and the impressive Charly Musonda were also on target and Tendayi Darikwa scored a late consolation for Forest as the Premier League champions advanced to the fourth round with ease.Ethan Ampadu became the first Chelsea player born this millennium, a week after his 17th birthday, on a night when ..
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  • Holders Manchester United will travel to Swansea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. Jose Mourinho's side beat Championship Burton 4-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night to secure their place in the draw.Chelsea, 5-1 winners against Nottingham Forest, will welcome Everton - who beat Sunderland 3-0 - to Stamford Bridge.Tottenham host London rivals West Ham at Wembley and Manchester City entertain Championship Wolves.Arsenal will also welcome Championship opposition to the Emirates in the shape of Norwich.Crystal Palace will be wary of an upset when they travel to Bristol City, Leicester host Leeds and Bournemouth face Middlesbrough at home.The fourth-round draw took place on familiar turf - and at a reasonable hour - in the Sky Sports studios in west London, rather than its controversial trip to Bangkok or the bizarre decision to hold it in Beijing in the early hours of the morning.Mercifully, Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson also avoided any John Salako-like confusion..

    Manchester United handed trip to Swansea in Carabao Cup

    Holders Manchester United will travel to Swansea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. Jose Mourinho's side beat Championship Burton 4-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night to secure their place in the draw.Chelsea, 5-1 winners against Nottingham Forest, will welcome Everton - who beat Sunderland 3-0 - to Stamford Bridge.Tottenham host London rivals West Ham at Wembley and Manchester City entertain Championship Wolves.Arsenal will also welcome Championship opposition to the Emirates in the shape of Norwich.Crystal Palace will be wary of an upset when they travel to Bristol City, Leicester host Leeds and Bournemouth face Middlesbrough at home.The fourth-round draw took place on familiar turf - and at a reasonable hour - in the Sky Sports studios in west London, rather than its controversial trip to Bangkok or the bizarre decision to hold it in Beijing in the early hours of the morning.Mercifully, Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson also avoided any John Salako-like confusion..
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  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola eased any worries over Ilkay Gundogan's fresh injury scare.Leroy Sane's double earned City a 2-1 Carabao Cup win at West Brom on Wednesday but victory was tarnished when Gundogan limped off in the second half. The midfielder was making his first start since December after recovering from a serious knee injury. But he was injured by Claudio Yacob - who scored the Baggies' equaliser - when the Argentinian tackled him from behind. Gundogan will have a scan on his left knee - the opposite one than he injured before - and was clearly in pain but Guardiola expects him back soon. He said: "I think it's not serious, it's not eight months, but a little injury. Unfortunately the action is tough. He will be back soon hopefully."Tomorrow we will make a test. The physio and doctor told me it's not big issue."I'll have to review (Yacob's tackle). It's from behind but I don't know if he touched the ball or not..

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola eases fears over new Ilkay Gundogan injury

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola eased any worries over Ilkay Gundogan's fresh injury scare.Leroy Sane's double earned City a 2-1 Carabao Cup win at West Brom on Wednesday but victory was tarnished when Gundogan limped off in the second half. The midfielder was making his first start since December after recovering from a serious knee injury. But he was injured by Claudio Yacob - who scored the Baggies' equaliser - when the Argentinian tackled him from behind. Gundogan will have a scan on his left knee - the opposite one than he injured before - and was clearly in pain but Guardiola expects him back soon. He said: "I think it's not serious, it's not eight months, but a little injury. Unfortunately the action is tough. He will be back soon hopefully."Tomorrow we will make a test. The physio and doctor told me it's not big issue."I'll have to review (Yacob's tackle). It's from behind but I don't know if he touched the ball or not..
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  • West Brom are the next side tasked with stopping free-scoring Manchester City as Pep Guardiola's side travel to The Hawthorns in the Carabao Cup.City are unbeaten in six games this season but have really hit their stride in the last three, scoring 15 goals without reply.Liverpool and Watford were swept aside 5-0 and 6-0 respectively in the Premier League, with a 4-0 Champions League hammering of Feyenoord coming between those matches.It remains to be seen how strong a side Guardiola opts to field in Wednesday's third-round League Cup tie but his teams in the competition last year were mostly filled with senior men.Some rotation is likely, with goalkeeper Ederson a strong candidate to be rested after playing two matches in protective headgear following his nasty clash with Liverpool's Sadio Mane.The game might also provide the opportunity for midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to step up his return from a long-term knee injury or for captain Vincent Kompany to be eased back i..

    West Brom tasked with stopping free-scoring Manchester City in Carabao Cup clash

    West Brom are the next side tasked with stopping free-scoring Manchester City as Pep Guardiola's side travel to The Hawthorns in the Carabao Cup.City are unbeaten in six games this season but have really hit their stride in the last three, scoring 15 goals without reply.Liverpool and Watford were swept aside 5-0 and 6-0 respectively in the Premier League, with a 4-0 Champions League hammering of Feyenoord coming between those matches.It remains to be seen how strong a side Guardiola opts to field in Wednesday's third-round League Cup tie but his teams in the competition last year were mostly filled with senior men.Some rotation is likely, with goalkeeper Ederson a strong candidate to be rested after playing two matches in protective headgear following his nasty clash with Liverpool's Sadio Mane.The game might also provide the opportunity for midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to step up his return from a long-term knee injury or for captain Vincent Kompany to be eased back i..
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