Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: Sutton coach and backup keeper resigns due to gambling scandal

Yesterday's Scores
UEFA Champions League- Round of 16 First Leg
Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Atletico Madrid
(Bellarabi 48', Sacic OG 67')-(Niguez 17', Griezmann 25', Gameiro PK 58', Torres 86')

Manchester City 5-3 AS Monaco
(Sterling 26', Aguero 58', 73', Stones 77', Sane 82')-(Falcao 32', 61', MBappe 40')

Ligue 1
Caen 1-0 AS Nancy Lorraine
(Ronny 24')

CONCACAF Champions League- Quarterfinals First Leg
Saprissa 0-0 Pachuca

Beloved Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw was immediately caught up in a gambling scandal after their defeat against Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth rough. Cameras showed him eating a pie (or pasty, if you prefer) on the bench towards the end of the match. Turns out there was a a gambling site run by The Sun newspaper (who sponsors the club) with 8 to 1 odds on such an occurrence and a few of Shaw's friends took the bet. The FA and the UK Gambling Commission is investigating the incident and Shaw has resigned from his post of backup goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach at Sutton United.

There were a few Chinese move rumors floating around yesterday and early today as their transfer window nears its close. The first involved Wayne Rooney, who, despite talks with Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjin, is staying put at Manchester United for at least the rest of this season. The next involved Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco turning down a move to Asia amidst work that he might leave MLS. Finally, Manchester United's Ashley Young could be on the move to Shandong Luneng.

Today's Matches
UEFA Champions League- Round of 16 First Leg
Sevilla v. Leicester City- 2:45pm- FS1, ESPN Deportes
Porto v. Juventus- 2:45pm- FS2

Europa League- Round of 32 Second Leg
Schalke 04 v. PAOK Salonika- 12pm- FS2
Fenerbahce v. Krasnodar- 12pm
St. Etienne v. Manchester United- 12pm- FS1, ESPN Deportes

La Liga
Valencia v. Real Madrid- 12:45pm- beIN

CONCACAF Champions League- Quarterfinals First Leg
New York Red Bulls v. Vancouver Whitecaps- 8pm- Univision Deportes
UANL v. Pumas UNAM- 10pm- Univision Deportes

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