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Steve Crossman & the 5 Live Sport commentary team react to Everton's dramatic 3-2 win over Crystal Palace, Burnley's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa & Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Leicester. Everton's victory means they have secured their Premier League status for next season whilst ahead of the final day of this campaign, Burnley's draw at Aston Villa leaves them level on points with Leeds who occupy the remaining relegation spot on goal difference alone. TIME CODES: 01:45: Alistair Bruce-Ball and Clinton Morrison react to Everton's comeback from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Crystal Palace. 11:00: Former Everton winger James McFadden joins the team to give his thoughts on Everton's dramatic victory. 18:05: Gary Flintoff talks to Everton defender Michael Keane as well as manager Frank Lampard. 27:35: John Acres discusses Burnley's crucial 1-1 draw with Aston Villa along with Burnley fan Jamie Smith. 33:01: Vicki Sparks speaks to Burnley interim manager Mike Jackson. 35:05: Matt Jarvis reports on Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Leicester.
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle for the latest episode of the Euro Leagues. Guillem surprises the guys with a very special guest in Seville, as we react to Eintracht Frankfurt winning the Europa League final. We discuss the latest on the futures of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski. James gives us the lowdown on the Serie A title race, with AC Milan and Inter battling it out for the Scudetto on the final day of the season, and how Giorgio Chiellini will be remembered as his 17-year spell at Juventus comes to an end. And we talk about the news that PSG midfielder Idrissa Gueye reportedly refused to play in their match against Montpellier to avoid wearing a rainbow symbol in support of LGBTQ+ rights. TOPICS 03:20 – Guillem's special guest 09:09 – Reaction to Frankfurt winning the Europa League 18:48 – Latest on futures of Messi, Mbappe and Lewandowski 28:03 – Serie A title race 34:15 – Chiellini's Juventus legacy 40:49 – Idrissa Gueye story
Former Scotland internationals Pat Nevin and Don Hutchison join Kelly Cates and Ian Dennis to react to Rangers' penalty shootout loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final. Bild journalist Christian Falk joins the pod to give us the German perspective whilst Marina Bannatyne from the Heart and Hand podcast attempts to sum up the emotions of Rangers supporters out in Seville. Plus, we look ahead to two crucial games in the Premier League relegation battle as Everton look to guarantee their survival and Burnley aim to move out of the bottom three before the final round of matches on Sunday.
Mark Chapman is joined by Adam Lallana, Karen Carney and John Murray to react to Liverpool's win at Southampton. Liverpool are now within a point of Premier League leaders Manchester City, so the title will be decided on the final day of the season. On this pod, you'll hear from Liverpool's Jürgen Klopp and Kostas Tsimikas, as well as Harriet Prior from The Anfield Wrap. And Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl gives his assessment of the game and their season. INTERVIEWS: 10:10 – Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, 13:00 – Liverpool defender Kostas Tsimikas, 15:40 - Harriet Prior from The Anfield Wrap, 20:00 - Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Senior Football Reporter Ian Dennis is joined by former Scotland International Pat Nevin and Scottish Football Reporter Roddy Forsyth, to preview the Europa League Final between Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville. We hear from Rangers' manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst ahead of an exciting day for his side at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.
Bonus episode. Conor McNamara and Stephen Warnock react to Newcastle's win over Arsenal, and hear from Mikel Arteta and Eddie Howe. Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four were dealt a huge blow at St James' Park. They needed a win to move above Tottenham into fourth and put them in the driving seat to secure a Champions League spot heading into the final day. But, the defeat, which also confirmed Chelsea's finish in the top four, means Arsenal must beat Everton in their final game of the season on Sunday (16:00 BST) and hope Tottenham lose at relegated Norwich. INTERVIEWS: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta – 6:21 Newcastle boss Eddie Howe – 8:38
Mark Chapman is joined by Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Micah Richards for the Monday Night Club. The panel discuss Liverpool's FA Cup triumph, the psychology behind penalty shoot-outs and what's next for Chelsea after another Wembley defeat. Micah reacts to Manchester City faltering in the title race and are Leeds Marsch-ing down together? The panel also reflect on a Noble achievement for Mr West Ham, and reporter Mike Minay has his say on Blackpool's Jake Daniels coming out as the UK's only openly gay active male professional footballer. TOPICS: 1:20 – Jürgen Klopp's trophy collection, 10:40 – Liverpool's spot-kick science, 23:10 – Where does this leave Chelsea? 29:10 – Man City & the title race, 36:05 – Will Leeds stay up? 43:35 – Mark Noble's West Ham farewell, 48:00 – Blackpool's Jake Daniels.
Ben Haines is joined by the former West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker and the former Southampton defender Franny Benali. They discuss Manchester City coming from 2-0 down at half time to draw 2-2 against West Ham as well as Tottenham beating Burnley 1-0 in a scrappy affair at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Plus Natalie Bromley from the ‘No Nay Never' podcast comes on after a rollercoaster day as a Burnley fan. BBC Sport's Emma Sanders joins Ben to discuss Chelsea retaining the women's FA Cup final and Chelsea completing the double. You'll hear from Pep Guardiola, Harry Kane and Emma Hayes in this episode of the Football Daily.
This episode is all about the FA Cup – and what a final it was! Liverpool beat Chelsea in another Wembley penalty shootout to keep their dreams alive in their hunt for the quadruple. Mark Chapman is joined by Dion Dublin, Karen Carney, Ian Dennis and John Murray, with their immediate reaction to another dramatic final. And the guys are certainly not short of guests as a very excited Jurgen Klopp comes on the pod as does penalty match winner, Kostas Tsimikas – and even Mo Salah makes a cameo appearance after coming off injured in the first half. They also hear from Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel after his team became the first side to lose three successive FA Cup finals. Timecodes: 2'00 – Karen Carney immediate thoughts. 4'00 – Dion Dublin on the match. 8'15 – Thomas Tuchel reaction. 9'00 – Liverpool celebrations and analysis. 11'44 – Alisson interview. 13'50 – Chelsea analysis. 16'30 – Trophy lift celebration. 22'50 – Tsimikas and Salah interview with Juliette Ferrington. 24'25 – Jurgen Klopp with Juliette Ferrington.
Darren Fletcher is joined by Michael Brown, Kevin Campbell and Manchester City's Kyle Walker for the latter part of the podcast. They look ahead to this weekend's FA Cup final with 2012 finalist Stewart Downing. Plus, chat to Kyle Walker about THAT run and tackle against Vinicius in the Champions League as well as discuss the popularity of City and ask if Haaland is exactly what Pep Guardiola's side needs for next season.
Aaron Paul is joined by Derby defender Curtis Davies and Salford goalkeeper Tom King to reflect on a busy week of EFL stories. Forest Green owner Dale Vince talks about how manager Rob Edwards joined Watford. Luton assistant Mick Harford looks ahead to the Championship play-offs. Reaction to the latest managerial ins and outs, with Scott Brown joining Fleetwood and Mark Kennedy appointed at Lincoln. VAR in the Championship play-off final, and hear from Wrexham striker Paul Mullin as the National League promotion battle goes to the final day. TOPICS: 5:20 – Forest Green owner Dale Vince, 15:30 – Managerial merry-go-round, 20:00 – Luton's Mick Harford on Championship play-offs, 32:30 – VAR in the Championship play-off final, 35:10 – League One and League Two play-offs, 37:24 – Wrexham's Paul Mullin ahead of final day.
This is a this special bonus episode of the Football Daily podcast - which is all about the north London derby and the fight for a top four finish in the Premier League, as Tottenham beat Arsenal 3-0. Kelly Cates is joined by former Spurs defender, Alan Hutton and ex Arsenal centre back, Matt Upson as well as senior football reporter, Ian Dennis to get all the reaction from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. They discuss the form of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min after they both got on the scoresheet on Thursday night and discuss Rob Holding's red card, which meant Arsenal had to play most of the match with ten men. They hear from a less than impressed Mikel Arteta and get an insight into the Spurs camp as both Ben Davies and Antonio Conte pop up on the pod too. Timecodes: 1'40 – Match analysis. 5'30 – How Spurs won the game. 6'30 – Rob Holding's red card. 7'00 – Harry Kane focus. 7'50 – Antonio Conte interview. 11'00 – Son appreciation section. 16'00 – Mikel Arteta interview, “I can't make an assessment of the match because I would be suspended.” 20'00 – Arsenal fan perspective. 23'30 – Ben Davies interview.
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Mina Rzouki for the latest episode of the Euro Leagues. The guys discuss the process of how Erling Haaland's transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City happened, whether Haaland's decision to move was made with his head or his heart, and the domino effect this could have on other moves this summer. The Champions League will expand from 32 teams to 36 in the 2024-25 season as UEFA adopts the ‘Swiss model', but is this just another version of the Super League? We take a look at the title race in Italy with just two points separating Milan and Inter going into the final two games. And Jules tells us how former Lyon defender Marcelo was reportedly sacked by the club in January for constantly farting in the dressing room... (yes you read that right). TOPICS 02:50 – Process of Haaland's transfer 18:15 Impact on other transfers 29:22 - Champions League reforms 41:10 - Serie A title race 44:45 - Marcelo's flatulence
Mark Chapman is joined by former Premier League footballer Chris Sutton and football correspondent John Murray from Molineux for reaction to Manchester City beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-1 to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 3 points with two matches left to play. The team are also joined by former Manchester City midfielder Michael Brown to analyse Kevin De Bruyne's four goals including a first half hat-trick. And after another disastrous night for Leeds United the team are joined by former Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson after Jesse Marsch's side lost 3-0 at home to Chelsea to remain in the relegation zone. Plus Chris Sutton waxes lyrical about Celtic and their boss Ange Postecoglou after winning the Scottish Premiership title.
Steve Crossman is joined by John Murray, Jonathan Woodgate and Don Hutchison to dissect Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. It means Jurgen Klopp's side move level on points with Manchester City. They discuss the news that Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland will move to Manchester City in the summer. Plus, they briefly look ahead to Wednesday night's Premier League matches between Wolves and Manchester City as well as Leeds v Chelsea.
Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Chris Sutton & Adam Crafton discuss the Premier League in detail as leaders Manchester City took a tighter title grip as the season moves towards its finish. The team also take a closer look at the relegation battle with BBC Radio Leeds' Adam Pope. They're also joined by Bristol Rovers winger Alex Rodman after their remarkable promotion with a 7-0 victory on the final day of their season. And they talk to Adebayo Akinfenwa about his fairy-tale trip to Wembley with Wycombe in the League One Play off final, as he looks to end his playing career. TIMECODES: 00:50: Erling Haaland looks set for a move to Manchester City. 09:37: The title race - Klopp and Guardiola's media talk. 22:14: Manchester United's misery. 27:51: Bristol Rovers' Alex Rodman & their dramatic seventh heaven. 35:06: BBC Radio Leeds' Adam Pope joins the panel to discuss the Premier League's relegation fight. 45:10: Adebayo Akinfenwa talks about his upcoming final game at Wembley after a 20 year career in the football league.
Jeanette Kwakye is joined by former West Ham and Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker, Northern football writer for the Daily Telegraph Luke Edwards and Football Daily regular Ben Haines to analyse Sunday's action in the Premier League and WSL. Manchester City demolished Newcastle United 5-0 at the Etihad, moving three points clear at the top of the Premier League. Pep Guardiola spoke to us in a spiky post-match interview, with that dramatic midweek Champions League defeat to Real Madrid still very much on his mind. Meanwhile, Arsenal boosted their chances of Champions League football at the Emirates next season by beating Leeds 2-1 and the panel discuss if their miserable form will see them playing Championship football come August? The Everton revival continued at the King Power - hear from a delighted Frank Lampard as three wins out of the last five mean that the Toffees' survival hopes are back in their own hands. And Chelsea won a historic third successive Women's Super League title on the final day of the season in a day full of drama! 3'35 – Pep Guardiola's reaction to whether the Champions League would influence the City team 5'15 – How much has the Real Madrid game affected Guardiola? 16'35 – Will Leeds go down? 23'50 – Frank Lampard on Everton's win 28'00 – Will Arsenal finish above Chelsea? 36'15 – Reaction to Chelsea's WSL title win
Ben Haines is joined by Stephen Kelly and Tash Dowie to react to Saturday's Premier League action. John Murray and Jonathan Woodgate bring us reaction from Anfield, where Liverpool's title hopes were dented after a 1-1 draw with Tottenham. We hear from both Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte. Will Manchester City take advantage and go three points clear at the top with victory over Newcastle on Sunday? Elsewhere, Watford's relegation was confirmed after their defeat at Crystal Palace and Burnley's loss to Villa has really spiced up the battle for survival, with Everton and Leeds both playing on Sunday. And Manchester United's faint hopes of Champions League qualification are over after they were thrashed 4-0 by Brighton.
Darren Fletcher is joined by Dion Dublin, Newcastle United's Matt Targett as well as the former Scottish right-back Alan Hutton. They ask Matt what it's like to be playing for Newcastle at the moment and how Eddie Howe has implemented his philosophy to the club. Plus, they look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixtures including Liverpool v Tottenham, Burnley v Aston Villa and Manchester City against Newcastle. They also dissect an incredible night for Rangers and ask what it was like to be inside Ibrox.
Aaron Paul is joined by Sheffield United midfielder Ollie Norwood and former Reading captain Jobi McAnuff as the EFL reaches its final weekend of the regular season. Ahead of the last day of the Championship, Ollie reveals the excitement in the dressing room as his side aim to secure a play-off spot. The panel also preview the League One play-offs, while Pete Couhig from Wycombe's board of directors tells us about the changes he's brought in since taking over in 2019. And Northampton Town's Sam Hoskins joins the pod as they seek to seal promotion from League Two. TIMECODES 03:30 - Who'll make the Championship play-offs? 09:30 - Bournemouth's promotion to the Premier League; 15:30 - Preview of the League One play-offs including an interview with Wycombe's Pete Couhig; 37:20 - League Two's automatic promotion race, featuring Northampton's Sam Hoskins.
Steve Crossman is joined by a host of guests after another big night of European football. Scottish football reporter Roddy Forsyth, Pat Nevin and Rangers fan Marina reflect on a magical night at Ibrox, where Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side beat RB Leipzig to reach the Europa League final. They'll play Frankfurt in Seville, after they beat ten-man West Ham 3-1 on aggregate. Alastair Bruce-Ball, former West Ham defender James Collins and German football journalist Archie Rhind-Tutt dissect where it all went wrong for David Moyes' men. Plus we hear how Leicester missed out on a first European final, after losing to Roma in their Europa Conference League semi. Then the Euro Leagues team of Guillem Balague, Kristof Terreur and James Horncastle join us to try and explain the madness in Madrid following yet another miraculous comeback by Real against Manchester City, to set up a Champions League final with Liverpool. TOPICS 00:58 – Rangers reaction with Roddy, Pat and Archie Rhind-Tutt 06:42 – Rangers fan Marina 10:44 – West Ham reaction with ABB, Pat, Archie and James Collins 19:27 – John Acres on Leicester's defeat to Roma 22:09 – Champions League discussion with Guillem, Kristof and James
Mark Chapman is joined by the former Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate and football correspondent John Murray from the Bernabeu, for reaction to Real Madrid's dramatic comeback to beat Manchester City and reach the Champions League final. The team analyse Manchester City's defensive collapse, conceding two quick-fire goals, after being just six minutes away from setting up an all-English final with Liverpool in Paris on 28th May. Manchester City fan Rachel Herdson gives us the raw reaction to the defeat and Spanish football writer Pete Jenson tells us the importance of striker Karim Benzema and manager Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid's successes this season. Commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball and the former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin also join the pod from Germany to preview West Ham's Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt. Topics: 0'35” – Scenes inside the Bernabeu after Real Madrid stun Manchester City 4'00” – How will Manchester City respond after the manner of the defeat? 7'50” – Analysis of Karim Benzema's Champions League performances for Real Madrid this season 9'40” – Reaction from Manchester City fan Rachel Herdson 13'45” – Spanish football writer Pete Jenson on Real Madrid 17'50” – Reaction from Pep Guardiola 21'30” – Preview of West Ham's Europa League semi-final second leg at Eintracht Frankfurt
Kelly Cates is joined by our senior football reporter Ian Dennis and Chris Sutton to reflect on Liverpool reaching the Champions League final, after they came from 2-0 down to beat Villarreal 3-2 on the night and 5-2 on aggregate. The guys discuss the difference Luis Diaz made in the second half, whilst The Anfield Wrap's Harriet Prior tells us whether Liverpool fans will be disappointed to not win the quadruple now. Elsewhere, Bournemouth have been promoted to the Premier League after a 1-0 win at home to Nottingham Forest secured them second place in the Championship. Jonathan Overend brings us reaction from the Vitality Stadium, including interviews with Scott Parker and Philip Billing. Plus we hear from Bournemouth podcaster Jeff Hayward on what it means to be back in the top flight after a two-year absence. TOPICS 00:25 – Reaction to Liverpool reaching final 05:44 – Harriet Prior from The Anfield Wrap 11:21 – Jurgen Klopp reaction 12:43 – Bournemouth promotion reaction with Jonathan Overend 15:00 – Scott Parker interview with Jonathan 17:01 – Bournemouth fan Jeff Hayward 19:20 – Philip Billing interview with Jonathan 21:16 – Final thoughts on Liverpool's quadruple chances
Football Correspondent John Murray, BBC Radio Manchester commentator Mike Minay and Antonio Meana from Radio Cadena Ser preview Manchester City's Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid. The team look ahead to a big second leg which Manchester City go into with a one goal lead. We hear from Pep Guardiola & Kevin De Bruyne, and discuss whether the second leg will live up to the excitement of the first.
Kelly Cates is joined by Chris Sutton, Micah Richards and Rory Smith to assess the key issues at the top and bottom of the Premier League. They look at Jordan Pickford's form at Everton, how much relegation danger Leeds are in and the state of the race for the top four. And we hear from Wigan Athletic captain Tendayi Darikwa on his side's promotion to League One. TIMECODES 02:00 – As you were in the title race between Manchester City and Liverpool; 13:00 – The relegation battle – can Everton overtake Burnley or Leeds? 17:00 – Jordan Pickford 37:00 - The race for the Champions League places 41:30 - Interview with Wigan captain Tendayi Darikwa.
Ian Dennis and Chris Sutton are in a rainy Spain to preview Liverpool's Champions League semi-final second leg against Villarreal. The guys discuss what differences we can expect for the second leg compared to the first, where Liverpool have two-goal lead. We hear from Jurgen Klopp & Trent Alexander-Arnold, plus Chris discusses what it's like to face the pressure of attempting to go for silverware and whether there is a fear of failure for Liverpool. Topics: 01:30 - How the second leg will compare 03:30 - Jurgen Klopp on what challenges his side face 05:00 - Discussion on the pressure of attempting to go for silverware 07:50 - Trent Alexander-Arnold on old memories of Champions League triumph
Ben Haines is joined by Birmingham City striker Lyle Taylor and former West Ham, Crystal Palace and Watford midfielder Jobi McAnuff to tackle all the big stories from the Sunday fixtures in the Premier League – and there was drama aplenty... starting at Goodison where Everton got those all important three points after beating Chelsea. They hear from a delighted Frank Lampard and a not too pleased Thomas Tuchel, as his side now only have two wins from their last six Premier League games. So how are the Chelsea fans feeling after their sides recent run of form? Well Rob Pratley from the CFC Social pops on the pod to give some insight into the Chelsea camp. Arsenal took the spoils in the London derby after beating West Ham, which means they go up to fourth in the table – Mikel Arteta lauds his teams “ugly win” and David Moyes gives his analysis after his side lost at home. Meanwhile Tottenham out-played Leicester to also keep their Champions League hopes alive with Son and Kane getting on the score sheet - and the guys look ahead to Manchester United's game against Brentford on Monday. Topics: 2'19 – Everton v Chelsea analysis. 3'00 – Richarlison appreciation. 7'00 – Jordan Pickford section. 9'30 – Frank Lampard audio. 13'45 – Chelsea section with fan perspective. 19'00 – Thomas Tuchel interview. 23'00 – Arsenal section. 29'00 – Mikel Arteta reaction. 32'00 – West Ham analysis and David Moyes interview. 35'30 – Spurs chat and battle for Champions League. 39'00 – Manchester United v Brentford preview.
Aaron Paul, Stephen Kelly & Rachel Corsie review a crucial day in the Premier League as Man City & Liverpool both win & Burnley bag a dramatic 3 points after being 1-0 down with less than ten minutes remaining at Watford, converting it to a crucial 2-1 victory. The panel look at the battle at the bottom of the table as Norwich are confirmed as the first relegated side this season following their loss away at Aston Villa. And there's a deep debate over who wins what between Liverpool and Manchester City in the coming weeks. TIMECODES: 00:58: Burnley's dramatic win at Watford gives Everton even more problems at the bottom & interim manager Mike Jackson post match interview. 06:45: Aston Viall confirm Norwich's relegation. 09:35: Liverpool's win at Newcastle including Jurgen Klopp's reaction. 14:36: Man City's comfortable win at Leeds and Pep Guardiola's thoughts. 21:06: Man City and Liverpool trophy battle plus Pep v Jurgen styles.
Steve Crossman is joined by Dion Dublin, Nedum Onuoha and Anita Asante for the Friday Football Social. The guys discuss Jurgen Klopp's new contract at Liverpool and what that means for his rivalry with Pep Guardiola and Manchester City, as well as the futures of Sadio Mane and Mo Salah. We hear a special interview with Granit Xhaka about his relationship with Arsenal fans, how he's turned around his career after losing the club captaincy and the story of his family escaping the former Yugoslavia, where his dad spent time as a political prisoner. There are huge games at the bottom of the Premier League this weekend – will Burnley and Everton cope with the pressure? And Anita reflects on playing abroad, winning the quadruple with Arsenal and other career highlights after announcing her decision to retire at the end of the season. TOPICS 00:58 - Liverpool/City title run-in 10:58 - Jurgen Klopp on new contract 19:06 - Granit Xhaka interview 35:46 - Relegation chat 43:24 - Anita's career
Aaron Paul is joined by Derby County defender Curtis Davies and on-loan Birmingham forward Lyle Taylor to assess another eventful week in the EFL. They discuss managerial changes in the Championship, with Mark Warburton leaving QPR and Tony Mowbray heavily suggesting he'll depart Blackburn. After Exeter City were finally promoted to League One, we hear from their manager Matt Taylor on the celebrations in Devon. And Curtis gives us an insight into life at Derby following their relegation. TIMECODES 01:40 – Curtis Davies on Derby County's relegation; 10:25 – Interview with Exeter City manager Matt Taylor on the club's promotion; 19:30 – Mark Warburton's departure from QPR; 34:30 – Tony Mowbray on his potential departure from Blackburn; 42:30 – The final day of League One.
John Acres is joined by the former Chelsea and West Ham goalkeeper Rob Green reflect on Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford in the Premier League. They discuss how Chelsea will feel they've dropped two points, moments of quality from Marcos Alonso and Cristiano Ronaldo and what this means in the race for Champions League qualification. Plus we hear from Ralf Rangnick on reports linking him to the Austria men's national team and the Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Mina Rzouki and Kristof Terreur to reflect on a dramatic week of European football. The guys discuss the story behind Karim Benzema's cheeky Panenka against Manchester City and another tantalising performance from Thiago in Liverpool's win over Villarreal. And we round-up the Europa League action with defeats for both West Ham and Rangers in the first legs of their semi-finals, whilst Leicester drew at home to Roma in their Conference League semi.
Kelly Cates is joined by former England international Karen Carney, commentator and senior football reporter Ian Dennis, former Liverpool fullback Jose Enrique, the Daily Mail's Dominic King and Harriet Prior from The Anfield Wrap to react to Liverpool's Champions League semi-final first leg win over Villarreal. Reaction from Jurgen Klopp, whose side's commanding victory sees them take the advantage into the second leg. Plus, hear from David Moyes ahead of his side's Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday and from both Thomas Tuchel and Ralf Rangnick before Manchester United host Chelsea in the Premier League.
Simon Stone chats to West Ham manager David Moyes ahead of their Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt. Moyes opens up about why he thinks the club were wrong to sack him in 2018, how pleased he was to return to the London Stadium, whether he doubted himself after a difficult spells at Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland, and why he's enjoying building something special for West Ham supporters.
Mark Chapman is joined by Alan Shearer, football correspondent John Murray and Spanish football expert Guillem Balague to dissect a game that they deemed, possibly the greatest 90 minutes they had ever seen. Will City come to rue the missed chances in the first half and what can we expect from the second leg in a week's time? Reaction from Pep Guardiola who explains how proud he was of the performance. Plus, hear from Jurgen Klopp ahead of his sides semi-final first leg on Wednesday. The Liverpool boss is certainly not underestimating Villareal. And away from the Champions League it was a big night of EFL football with George Elek from 'Not the top 20' joining the pod. TOPICS: 0'50 One of the greatest ever games of football? 5'20 Guillem the 'party-pooper' 7'50 The second-leg psychological battle 10'50 Pep Guardiola interview 15'00 Can Real play any other way? 19'00 Benzema and the Panenka 21'40 EFL round-up 25'30 Final thoughts 27'50 Jurgen Klopp ahead of Villareal
Mark Chapman is joined by Rory Smith, Micah Richards and Chris Sutton for the Monday Night Club. They discuss the relegation battle between Burnley and Everton, Antonio Rudiger leaving Chelsea at the end of the season and what that means for Tuchel's defensive strategy. The Athletic's Philip Buckingham stops by to discuss Oldham being relegated from the football league and what the fans think the owners should be doing next. Plus, John Murray joins the podcast to look ahead to Tuesday night's Champions League semi-final between Manchester City and Real Madrid.
The fight for the title and the battle to survive in the Premier League is heating up after Liverpool beat Everton in the Merseyside derby. Emma Saunders and Ben Haines are joined by former West Ham and Aston Villa midfielder, Nigel Reo-Coker and Northern football writer for the Daily Telegraph, Luke Edwards to analyse the key talking points from Anfield – they hear from both Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard and get an Everton fan perspective as the club find themselves in the drop zone for the first time this season. Attention turns to Burnley as they got three vital points over Wolves which puts them two points clear of Everton – the guys discuss what is going right at the club at the moment. But not only that Thomas Tuchel and David Moyes pop on the pod to give their views after Chelsea got a narrow win over West Ham at Stamford Bridge, as the fight to play European football next season intensifies. And as Brighton against Southampton ended in a draw Ben focuses on the form of James Ward-Prowse and Luke praises Brighton boss Graham Potter. Topics: 2'00 – Merseyside derby analysis. 6'00 – Jurgen Klopp interview. 15'00 – Frank Lampard audio. 22'30 – Burnley chat. 26'00 – Matej Vydra reaction. 29'00 – Chelsea and West Ham discussion. 31'00 – Thomas Tuchel and David Moyes interview. 36'00 – Reaction to the news that Antonio Rudiger set to leave Chelsea. 38'00 – Graham Potter and James Ward-Prowse appreciation chat.
It was all about the top four in the Premier League today as Arsenal moved into the fourth spot after their 3-1 win over Manchester United. Ben Haines is joined by Reading striker Natasha Dowie and EFL presenter Nubaid Haroon to discuss the race for the Champions League spots and who is in the best position? It's the Merseyside derby on Sunday, but who will come out on top? And it was an eventful day in the EFL so Aaron Paul rounds up the biggest stories of who's gone up and down across the Football League. 1'50 – Mikel Arteta's thoughts on Arsenal's result 3'00 – Harry Symeou from Chronicles of a Gooner podcast 10'10 – Are Manchester United out of the top four race? 19'55 – Did Spurs miss an opportunity to gain points on Arsenal today? 24'00 – Gabriel Jesus' four goals against Watford 25'15 – Who will come out on top in the Merseyside derby? 29'20 – Aaron Paul rounds up the EFL
Darren Fletcher, Clinton Morrison and Nigel Reo-Coker look ahead to the weekend's football. Brighton defender Joel Veltman joins the podcast to discuss what it's like to play under Ten Hag, the first impressions of him as a manager as well as how long Ten Hag might need to make changes at Manchester United. Darren, Clinton and Nigel chat about the Merseyside Derby and with only a year left on his contract, they talk about the future of Mo Salah at Liverpool.
Millwall's Jed Wallace and Salford goalkeeper Tom King join Aaron Paul to look at the latest ups and down in the EFL and beyond. Jed takes us inside the Millwall dressing room as Gary Rowett's side quietly close in on the Championship play-offs. Midfielder Harrison Reed tells us Fulham's job isn't complete this season as they aim to confirm themselves as Championship title winners. And League Two's top goalscorer Dom Telford tells us about his remarkable season at Newport County. TIMECODES 02:30 - Jed Wallace on Millwall's play-off push; 12:00 - Interview with Harrison Reed on Fulham confirming their promotion; 22:30 - Discussion on AFC Bournemouth's automatic promotion hopes; 31:15 - Could Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland sneak automatic promotion? 37:00 - Interview with Newport County's top goalscorer Dom Telford.
Eleanor Oldroyd presents this bumper edition of the Football Daily podcast – it features not only Burnley's huge win over Southampton in the Premier League but all the reaction to the news that Manchester United have appointed Ajax coach Erik ten Hag as their next manager - replacing interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season. The guest list is a big one too – with Elly being joined by former Liverpool and Aston Villa defender, Stephen Warnock, ex Everton and Leeds striker, Jermaine Beckford and senior football reporter Ian Dennis. They hear from The Athletic's Laurie Whitwell, Ajax football expert, Karan Tejwani and United fan Jay Motty and get their reaction to the news that Erik ten Hag is going to Old Trafford. Not only that, Burnley caretaker manager, Michael Jackson joins the pod as does goal scorer Connor Roberts, after getting those much needed three points, and a less than impressed Ralph Hasenhuttl pops up too… after losing 2-0 at Turf Moor. Topics: 1'00 – The appointment of Erik ten Hag. 19'00 – Antonio Conte reaction to the news at Manchester United. 20'00 – Football writer, Karan Tejwani on Erik ten Hag's legacy at Ajax. 28'00 – United fan perspective. 33'00 – Burnley victory section. 36'00 – Connor Roberts interview. 40'00 – Ralph Hasenhuttl chat. 43'00 – Michael Jackson with Gary Flintoff.
Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle are joined by Dutch writer Marcel van der Kraan to discuss the appointment of Erik ten Hag as manager of Manchester United. They also discuss what this means for whether PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino and debate whether Erling Braut Haaland to Man City is a done deal. And finally, the team look at the bottom end of the leagues in Spain, Italy and France, where there are new appointments and famous old clubs really up against it. TOPICS 1 min – the task facing Erik ten Hag at Man Utd. 7.12 – Marcel van der Kraan on the work Ten Hag did at Ajax. 11.15 – how Ten Hag will handle – or not – the English media. 14.41 – what the appointment means for Cristiano Ronaldo. 22.54 – what next for Mauricio Pochettino? 27.14 – how Erland Haaland will fit in at Man City. 34 – Aitor Karanka and the job he faces at Granada. 36.35 – Bordeaux and St Etienne face the drop in France. 38.45 – the struggling teams in Serie A.
Manchester United's new manager is known as a 'man of details' who demands complete professionalism from everyone he works with. So who is Erik Ten Hag? Patrick Gearey went to the Netherlands to discover more about him from those who have worked with him and watched his teams for many years. Why did he insist the water bottles were arranged in straight lines in training? How does his very wealthy family background affect his view of football? What does he demand from his players? And what will he do first when he arrives at United? Hear from Dutch sports journalist Marcel van der Kraan, one of Ten Haag's former players, Bart Vriends and some of the Ajax fans who have watched his team every week as we delve deeper into the story of one of European football's most admired coaches.
Kelly Cates & the 5 Live commentary team review a big evening of Premier League football as Arsenal won 4-2 at Chelsea and Manchester City returned to the top of the table after a 3-0 win at home to Brighton. There was drama for Everton as a last minute equaliser earned them a 1-1 draw at home to Leicester & Newcastle picked up another home victory under Eddie Howe as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0. TIME CODES: 00:46: Alistair Bruce-Ball and Glenn Murray discuss Arsenal's 4-2 victory at Stamford Bridge as the Gunners move level on points with Tottenham in their pursuit for a top-four finish. Also hear from Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel as well as Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah as he scored a brace to help secure his side the three points. 13:40: John Murray and the Athletic's Sam Lee discuss Manchester City's 3-0 win over Brighton which saw the Premier League champions return to the top of the table a point above Liverpool. City manager Pep Guardiola gives his thoughts on the victory for his side. 23:37: John Acres and Clinton Morrison talk to Kelly about Everton's dramatic late equaliser at home to Leicester to secure a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park. Hear Frank Lampard's thoughts on the result and performance, as well as Everton podcaster Matt Jones. 36:15: Commentator Lee Blakeman reports on Newcastle's 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at St James' Park including interviews with the Magpies manager Eddie Howe and Eagles' boss Patrick Viera.
Mark Chapman is joined by John Murray, James McFadden and Don Hutchison to reflect on Liverpool's 4-0 thrashing of Manchester United at Anfield. The guys discuss the gulf in class between Liverpool and United; with special praise for Liverpool's front three of Mane, Salah and Diaz – plus another Thiago masterclass. We also hear the thoughts of both Jurgen Klopp and Andy Robertson, United We Stand editor Andy Mitten tells us why he felt it was one of the grimmest nights in United's history, as Ralf Rangnick describes his side's performance as ‘embarrassing' and says Liverpool are six years ahead of the club. Elsewhere, Aaron Paul speaks to Fulham defender Tim Ream after they won promotion back to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Preston North End. And head of football at German newspaper Sport Bild, Christian Falk, tells us more about reports that Manchester City have agreed personal terms with Erling Haaland. TOPICS 01:04 – Reaction from Anfield 07:32 – Jurgen Klopp interview with Juliette Ferrington 09:56 – Key stats from the match and Andy Mitten from United We Stand 16:36 – Ralf Rangnick interview with Juliette Ferrington 18:48 – Lack of leadership in United squad 21:23 – Aaron Paul interviews Fulham defender Tim Ream 22:45 – Andy Robertson interview with Juliette Ferrington 27:36 – Erling Haaland latest with Christian Falk
Did Pep Guardiola make the right team selection in the FA Cup semi-final? Mark Chapman is alongside Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith talk about Manchester City's squad depth and Pep's rotation of players. Is it fair that Conor Gallagher couldn't play against Chelsea? The panel discuss whether parent clubs should change the rules to give players more experience. Why did Burnley sack Sean Dyche? And did that lead to him watching the Clone Roses instead of watching the football? Also, Richard from the Derby County podcast 'Steve Bloomer's Washing' tells the Monday Night Club how it feels to have been relegated to League One after a tough season. 2'15 – What did we learn from Manchester City v Liverpool? 4'30 – Should Guardiola have played a full strength side? 18'10 – How will Jack Grealish be feeling about his season? 23'50 – Chelsea not allowing Conor Gallagher to play in the FA Cup semi-final 33'00 – Dan Jewell from Radio Lancashire joins the pod to discuss Dyche's sacking 42'05 – Sean Dyche was spotted at a ‘Clone Roses' gig in Nottingham instead 43'00 – Richard from the Derby County podcast ‘Steve Bloomer's Washing'
Ben Haines is alongside Aston Villa defender and Scotland captain Rachel Corsie and former West Ham striker Carlton Cole to discuss Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace to send them through to the FA Cup final. The panel discuss Chelsea's much improved performance after they were knocked out of the Champions League midweek and with Ruben Loftus-Cheek on the scoresheet, what will that goal mean to him? Rachel and Carlton talk about Ashley Westwood's horrific injury at West Ham and how you're meant to carry on as a player when an incident like that happens on the pitch. And there were two other semi-finals today - Colin Armstrong from the Gersnet podcast talks about Rangers win over Celtic in the Scottish FA Cup and there's reaction to Chelsea women's 2-0 win over Arsenal.
Ben Haines is joined by former Tottenham and Fulham defender Stephen Kelly and Reading striker Natasha Dowie to reflect on Saturday's FA Cup and Premier League football. Liverpool are through to the FA Cup final after a 3-2 win over Manchester City at Wembley. The guys discuss Zack Steffen's mistake that led to Liverpool's second goal, Pep Guardiola's team selection and Thiago's performance - plus we hear from both Jurgen Klopp and Guardiola. Have Crystal Palace got what it takes to cause an upset against Chelsea and join Liverpool in the final? And how big is Sunday's semi for Thomas Tuchel's season? We take a look at the race for the top four, with defeats in the Premier League for both Tottenham and Arsenal, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to give Manchester United a 3-2 win over Norwich and keep them in the hunt for Champions League qualification. And we hear from Manchester City forward Chloe Kelly on what it meant to score on her return from injury as they beat West Ham 4-1 to reach the Women's FA Cup final. TOPICS 03:40 - City v Liverpool reaction 12:03 - Jurgen Klopp interview with Juliette Ferrington 18:57 - Pep Guardiola interview with Kelly Somers 24:40 - Crystal Palace v Chelsea preview 30:07 - Race for top four 37:16 - Women's FA Cup reaction
Darren Fletcher and guests react to the sacking of Burnley boss Sean Dyche on The Friday Football Social. Glenn Murray and Nedum Onouha join the pod to look ahead to Saturday's FA Cup semi-final between Manchester City and Liverpool. And the panel welcome Michail Antonio and Callum Wilson from The Footballer's Football Podcast to talk about West Ham's European success. TOPICS: 1:34 – Sean Dyche sacking, 21:12 – FA Cup semi-final preview, 28:38 – Hear from Jack Grealish, 35:22 – Hear from Jürgen Klopp, 41:30 – Michail Antonio and Callum Wilson.
Aaron Paul is joined by former Sunderland manager Lee Johnson & Wycombe's full back Joe Jacobson to discuss the latest EFL news and chat to CEO David Sharpe at Mansfield & Port Vale Chair Carol Shanahan all about their hopes and ambitions at the business end of the season. TIMECODES: 3.08: Aaron, Lee and Joe discuss League One in depth at the top and bottom. 12.32: Mansfield CEO David Sharpe. 2.28: League Two and Championship debate on the business end of the season. 38.58: Port Vale Chair Carol Shanahan.
Leon Osman and Conor McNamara join Steve Crossman as West Ham reach the Europa League semi-finals. West Ham fans Sam Delaney and Dan Woffenden discuss what it means for the club as well as their plans to get to Frankfurt! Plus as Rangers also make it into the final four, could it be an all-British Europa League final?