Soccer / Football : England : Premier League 2016/2017
Everton sign striker Henry Onyekuru
Everton have agreed a £7m deal to sign Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru from Belgian side Eupen. The 20-year-old finished the season as joint-top scorer in the Belgian Super League with 22 goals in 38 matches. It is understood the Toffees plan to loan the striker to Anderlecht to assist his development before bringing him to the Premier League full-time.
Onyekuru will be Everton's third signing of the summer, following Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and Ajax midfielder Davy Klaasen. It will take the club's spending past the £60m barrier this month with more to follow with a deal pending for Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez.
Palace set to appoint Frank de Boer
Crystal Palace are set to announce the appointment of Frank de Boer as their new manager. The 47-year-old will replace Sam Allardyce who stunned Palace by resigning at the end of the season despite keeping them in the Premier League. De Boer spent six years at Ajax, leading them to their first title in six years during his debut campaign as a manager back in 2010. He then won the league in each of the following three seasons before leaving in the summer of 2016. The former Barcelona player was then appointed Inter Milan manager. He only lasted until November 1, with Inter 12th in Serie A.
Southampton appoint Pellegrino
Mauricio Pellegrino has been appointed as the new Southampton manager on a three-year deal. The Argentine coach has been confirmed as the replacement for Claude Puel, who departed the club earlier this month. Pellegrino stepped down as manager of Alaves following their Copa del Rey final defeat to Barcelona last month. He also served as head coach at Valencia, as well as managing Estudiantes and Independiente in his home country.
Man. City 25.6.17
Bernardo Silva picks up ankle injury
Portugal coasted to a 4-0 win over New Zealand in St Petersburg and secured their place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup. The win, however, came at a cost as Manchester City-bound midfielder Bernardo Silva was substituted because of an ankle injury.
Cristiano Ronaldo put Portugal ahead from the penalty spot on 33 minutes. Bernardo Silva swiftly doubled the lead with a close-range finish, but in doing so landed awkwardly on his ankle and was taken off at half-time.
Watford sign Will Hughes
Watford have announced the signing of England Under-21 midfielder Will Hughes. The 22-year-old, currently in Poland with the Young Lions, will leave Derby for an undisclosed fee and has signed a five-year deal at Vicarage Road. Watford say Hughes will complete the move when he returns from Poland, with England Under-21s waiting to find out their semi-final opponents at Euro 2017.
Emre Can suffers injury blow
Liverpool's Emre Can is set to miss Germany's final group game at the Confederations Cup, after picking up an injury in training on Saturday. The 23-year-old suffered what manager Jogi Low has described as a "minor" problem in Die Mannschaft's final session, in Sochi, ahead of Sunday's meeting with Cameroon.
Can hobbled off, withdrawing from the session having gone through little more than the warm up and some short ball drills. The Reds star was in discomfort on the sidelines, seemingly suffering with a knee problem having got his studs stuck in the turf while attempting to turn and make a challenge.
Man. City 24.6.17
Bravo declared fit
Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi says Claudio Bravo is fit again and could start in goal against Australia at the Confederations Cup on Sunday. Bravo hasn't played since April 27, when he injured his calf for Manchester City in a derby game with Manchester United. 'Claudio is fit, he's managed to train the last couple of days just like his other teammates,' said Pizzi. 'He's ready and available to play.'
Huddersfield sign Laurent Depoitre
Huddersfield have announced the signing of Belgium striker Laurent Depoitre from Porto. The newly-promoted side made their first signing since clinching promotion to the Premier League, with the 28-year-old joining for an undisclosed fee. Depoitre, a Belgium international, is recognised as a physically-imposing striker and has signed a two-year deal to join the Terriers after making just 10 appearances since joining Porto at the start of last season.
|3||Man. City||78||41||23-9-6 (38)|
|6||Man. Utd.||69||25||18-15-5 (38)|
|10||West Br.||45||-8||12-9-17 (38)|
|11||West Ham||45||-17||12-9-17 (38)|
|13||Stoke City||44||-15||11-11-16 (38)|
|18||Hull City||34||-43||9-7-22 (38)|
|21.5||Arsenal - Everton||3 : 1|
|21.5||Chelsea - Sunderl.||5 : 1|
|21.5||Liverpool - Middlesb.||3 : 0|
|21.5||Man. Utd. - Palace||2 : 0|
|21.5||Southam. - Stoke City||0 : 1|
|21.5||Leicester - Bournem.||1 : 1|
|21.5||Watford - Man. City||0 : 5|
|21.5||Hull City - Tottenh.||1 : 7|
|21.5||Burnley - West Ham||1 : 2|
|21.5||Swansea - West Br.||2 : 1|
English Premier League stats
|home wins||49 %|
|away wins||29 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : England : Premier League 2016/2017
The English Premier League (EPL) is probably one of the most popular football competitions in the world. The current format of the Premiership was created in 1995, when the number of clubs was reduced from twenty-two to twenty. Each team plays against all the other teams in the league twice, for a total of 38 matches for each team per season. The number of points scored in the season determines the position of teams in the table.
At the end of the campaign, the top three teams in the English Premier League qualify directly for the group stage of the Champions League, while the fourth placed teams play the qualifying rounds. The three bottom teams in the Premiership table are relegated to the Football League Championship. The Football League Championship winners and runners-up are promoted automatically, while the next four clubs enter a play-off for an additional place in the top flight.