Tag: the-first

Ref Watch: VAR’s ‘amazing’ debut

Dermot Gallagher is back for the first Ref Watch of the new season and not surprisingly, it is one dominated by the much-talked-about Video Assistant Referee (VAR), which made its debut in the Premier League this weekend.




Rice, Heaton named in England squad

Declan Rice has been named in the England squad for the first time ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 Qualifiers, with Tom Heaton also included.




Messi returns to Argentina squad

Lionel Messi has been included in the Argentina squad for the first time since last year’s World Cup.




Rice: England call toughest of career

Declan Rice has spoken out for the first time since committing his international future to England over the Republic of Ireland, calling it “the toughest decision” of his career so far.




Schar, Van Dijk top rankings

Newcastle defender Fabian Schar has become the first Newcastle player to top the Power Rankings.




PL goals: Old Trafford drama, Jota winner

For the first time in eight years, all 20 Premier League teams scored in the same matchday. Watch the goals and highlights from all the midweek matches below.




Huddersfield vs West Ham preview

Huddersfield are chasing back-to-back wins for the first time since February as West Ham visit the John Smith’s Stadium.




WATCH: Mee’s miraculous clearance

Burnley were beaten 4-2 by West Ham at the London Stadium but it could have been worse had Ben Mee not completed a miraculous goal-line clearance in the first half.




Noble off as Leicester nick point

Wilfred Ndidi netted a fortunate late leveller for Leicester in a 1-1 draw against West Ham, who had Mark Noble sent off in the first half.




PL review: Tempers flare at the Bridge

Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all maintained their unbeaten starts to the season, while Cardiff City won for the first time this campaign – here’s what happened in the Premier League.