International News - Issue 180




Aaron Ramsey hopes to keep his scoring run going and says Arsenal will aim to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League after beating Liverpool 2-0 on Saturday. Ramsey netted a wonderful goal at the Emirates Stadium to seal victory after Santi Cazorla had broken the deadlock in the first half. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Fernando Torres piles the misery on Jose Mourinho. Torres was sent home early to rest following treatment at the club’s training ground and manager Jose Mourinho will make a final decision today after more tests. Mourinho may have to turn to Samuel Eto’o, who has scored just once since joining the club in August. - Full Story via Express

Arsene Wenger has warned Arsenal they cannot take their foot off the gas in their battle for a successful season. The Gunners head to Borussia Dortmund for Wednesday's Champions League Group F clash on the back of a 2-0 win over Liverpool which lifted them five points clear at the top of the Premier League. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Joe Hart's hopes of a swift end to his misery at Manchester City have been dashed by confirmation from manager Manuel Pellegrini that he will remain on the bench against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. The England goalkeeper lost his club place on Saturday after his mistake at Chelsea the previous week proved one too many in an error-prone season. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Manuel Pellegrini has warned CSKA Moscow fans that any repeat of the racial abuse they hurled at his Manchester City players will further damage Russia's reputation as they prepare to stage the World Cup. With the sides due to meet again in the Champions League on Tuesday night, he also aimed some thinly-veiled criticism at the club after a section of their fans targeted Yaya Toure with monkey chants in the Russian capital two weeks ago. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Kolo Toure insists Liverpool are still capable of winning the Premier League title following Saturday's 2-0 defeat at leaders Arsenal. Liverpool fell five points behind Toure's former club after goals from Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey secured Arsenal an eighth win in 10 games. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen is unsure if Arsenal will last the pace in the title race, but says he rates them highly. The Gunners top the table by five points after 10 games, which include a 1-0 win over Spurs in September. - Full Story via Sky Sports

Simon Mignolet is looking for Liverpool to offer an immediate response to their defeat at fellow title chasers Arsenal. The Reds left Emirates Stadium on Saturday on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline and five points adrift of the table-topping Gunners. - Full Story via Sky Sports

The FA plan to bring cutting edge player care to England from around the world after the St George's Park's medical facility in Burton became a FIFA centre of excellence. The award of the coveted FIFA F Marc accreditation was made on Monday and brings membership to an elite group, joining 36 practices considered to be leaders in football medicine. - Full Story via Sky Sports

David Moyes insists Javier Hernandez remains part of his plans after the striker's future at Old Trafford was called into question. Hernandez appeared to endorse comments on Twitter made by his Mexico striker partner Carlos Vela, who suggested he should quit United for more regular first-team football. - Full Story via Sky Sports