Afternoon Report: April 9
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Barcelona news
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes James Milner’s opener in the Manchester derby should have been disallowed for offside.
Carlos Tevez was in an offside position as Milner shot but David de Gea was not unsighted.
Roberto Mancini’s side eventually ran out 2-1 winners thanks to a terrific Sergio Aguero goal and reduced the deficit at the top of the Premier League to 12 points.
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is desperate to return to the Champions League next season.
The Nigerian said playing in the Europa League does not provide him with sufficient excitement.
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny returned to action last night as the Gunners Under-21 side were beaten 3-2 away at Liverpool.
An entertaining clash was lit up by a wonder goal from promising Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry.
Tottenham Hotspur will turn to blood-spinning in a bid to rush Gareth Bale back from injury as quickly as possible.
The Welsh winger went over on his right angle in the Europa League clash with Basel last week and Spurs will look to use the controversial technique to try and get him back in time for the clash with Manchester City on April 21.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi will have final tests on Tuesday to see if he will be fit enough for the Champions League quarter-final second leg against PSG on Wednesday.
The score is 2-2 from the first leg and Messi was withdrawn at half-time with the hamstring injury – the Argentine is rated as 50/50 to breakdown again if he does end up playing.