WATCH: Peruvian goalkeeper admits to ‘going home and crying’ after conceding 22 goals in cup game

Being a goalkeeper can be tough going.Pulling nger Thomas Lemar is days away from a move to England, it has been revealed.Lemar, reports Marca, is fielding offers fromf Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Wolverhampton this month.And agent Jorge Mendes is now working on relocating his client to Engloff wonder saves will soon be forgly Bolcontent_imgy.Boly has less than two years remaining on his current deal.He is one of the key players in Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad and his contractual position is thought to have caught the attention of Champions League clubs, both in England and in Eurootten if you make a glaring error – or concede 22 goals!Jhiner Chavez says his performance for third division Valle Real against second division rivals Santa Rosa in the Copa Peru competition in Peru left him feeling “impotent and ashamed.”The tournament gives minor teams in Peru a chance to play at the highest level.But it’s fair to say things didn’t go to plan and it was all captured on camera.

Zorya Luhansk 0-2 Manchester United: Red Devils stars rated and slated

Manchester United secured their place in the Europa League last 32with a drab 2-0 win over Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk on Thursday evening.HenrikhMkhitaryan scored three club ArsMane.France Football says PSG management are actively considering plans to bring the former Metz attacker back to Ligue 1 next year.It’s suggested PSG see Mane as the ideal replacement for Neymar, who is pushing to return to Barcelona next summer.Manenal.The Greek stopper joined FCN in January on-loan to the end of the season – and such has been his form that it’s been suggested Nurnberg could seek to sign him permanently.However, Mavropanos insists he will only be staying with FCN temp minutes into the second half to open the scoring, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic securingall three points in the dying stages, sending the Red Devils through to the knockout stage as Group A runners up.It was not a vcontent_imgintage United performance by any means, with Jose Mourinho’s men slow in possession and lacking in cutting edge, but grinding out the win was all that mattered.But, how did the Old Trafford club’s players perform in Odesa?

Tony Pulis handed boost for West Brom trip to West Ham as Jonny Evans and Claudio Yacob declared fit

Jonny Evans and Claudio Yacob have handed West Brom a double boost after proving their fitness.Defender Evans has missed the last month with a calf problem but is in the squad to travel to West Ham on Saturday.Midfielder Yacob is also ready to return after suspected appendicitis forced him to miss last weekend’s 1-0 win over Stoke.Evans’ problem frustrated boss Tony Pulis as he initially struggled to recover and Yacob required hospital treatment last week but the problem was not as bad as first feared.“Jonny will be fit for selection and Yac as well,” said Pulis. “We thought it was appendicitis but luckily it wasn’t so that’s good. We’ve got a couple of big decisions to make.“Yac has been outstanding this year for us so to have them on board is good.”Victory on Saturday would move Albion eight content_imgpoints clear of ninth-placed West Ham as they try to catch Everton and Manchester United in the race for the Europa League.Seventh place in the Premier League could see the Baggies qualify for Europe if United win the EFL Cup and one of the top four wins the FA Cup.Pulis has maintained Albion must reach 40 points before targeting anything else and with the club four points shy he wants his side to maintain their form after five wins from their last nine league games.He said: “The important thing is to go there and make sure we put a performance in. We’ve done very well so far, we just need to keep it going.“We’ve got to keep our feet on the ground and recognise why we’ve been successful and make sure we keep doing those basics well.”Pulis also remains wary of Hammers’ striker Andy Carroll, who has scored four goals in his last four games.“When he’opp was reluctant to heap too much praise on Virgil van Dijk after victory over Brighton.The Dutchman handed the Reds a two-goal lead in the first half of Saturday’s Premier League meeting at Anfield after twice heading in from Trent Alexander-Arnolds fit, if he plays 38 games in the Premier League, you would expect him to get between 15 and 20 goals,” he added.“Those players are priceless. Andy’s only problem over the years is his injuriEdin Dzeko is facing longer out due to facial surgery.The Bosnia international has already undergone surgery following the clash of heads during their 1-1 draw with Cagliari last Sunday.“It was a bad fracture, worse than previously thought,” Profeses. He’s not just one-dimensional – he’s actually got great feet as well and scores some wonderful technical goals.”

Sergio Ramos red cards: Two players have been sent off more times than the Real Madrid captain

Sergio Ramos doesn’t have a good disciplinary record in the Spanish Liga, but it&#821fter victory over Villarreal.Barca first travelled to Japan before heading off to the United States over the summer.”The pre-season hasn’t helped us,” Pique said after the win over Villarreal.”There were a lot of trips. But we’re Barcelona and have n7;s not the worst.Real Madrid’s captain was sent off for the 22nd time in his Bernabeu career following his late tackle on Lionel Messi against Barcelona, which was the 17th time he has received his marching orders in ng rooms at MK Dons’ stadium following their Carabao Cup win.Liverpool set up a fourth-round Anfield clash with Arsenal after beating MK Dons 2-0 on Wednesday thanks to goals from James Milner and Ki-Jana Hoever.And asked what he thought of Stadium Mleague football.Xavier Aguado andPablo Alfaro both have 18 reds. The former spent the majority of his career at Zaragoza (1990-2003) where the latter began his career in 1989. In addition he spent large chunkcontent_imgs at Racing Santander and Sevilla, below.

Transfer ALERT! Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu could re-join Barcelona in the summer

Barcelona are weighing up activating their buy-back clausel Madrid.The midfielder has shone for Spain at this summer’s European U21 Championship but isn’t expected to be in Zinedine Zidane’s plans for next season.”I don’t want them to sa hacker trying to sell his private emails for £100,000.The Sun reports a man was arrested by Greater Manchester Police this week after hacking into the Manchester City boss club email account while working at their Etihad base in 2017.He claims to ell me,” Ceballos told Onda Cero.”I want to enjoy myself and feel import for Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu in the summer transfer window.The Spaniard is currently on loan at AC Milan for the rest of the season and he has been impressing in Serie A.And, according to reports in Italy, his forcontent_imgm has alerted the attention of Barcelona who are now considering bringing the player back to the Nou Camp.Deulofeu left Barcelona for Everton in the summer of 2015 for a fee of just over £4million, but the deal included a buy-back clause.Barca are able to bring the 22-year-old back to his boyhood club during any summer transfer window, but only if they fork over £6m and don’t sell him on for at least a season.And, after watching him in Italy, the Spanish club are reportedly considering doing just that when the window reopens.

Christian Benteke ‘will not dictate’ his Crystal Palace future says Sam Allardyce as rumours of a departure circulate

Christian Benteke “will not dictate” his own future amid reports he is considering leaving Crystal Palace, manager Sam Allardyce has said.The striker arrived from Liverpool last summer for a club-content_imgrecord fee of £27million but instead of transforming them into a top-10 team has found himself in another battle against relegation.After last week’s 1-0 defeat of Middlesbrough he argued with Andros Townsend at the final whistle after the winger chose to shoot instead of pass, and earlier this week was said to be debating leaving at the season’s end.“I think Christian Benteke signed a five-year contract (four), so we’ll tell him what he’ll do,” said Allardyce, whose team on Saturday visit West Brom in the Premier League.“He’s our player and he’ll not dictate what he wants to do or doesn’t want to do, as far as I’m concerned. He accepted that contract in good faith.“If both parties agree then that’s a different matter but for me, rumours like that at this stage of the season: I wouldn’t have thought he had said that.“It’s another rumour from another source which generally happens in the transfer window, not around this time. (It’s the) usual speculation to tmanja Matic is determined to leave Manchester United in January.Sata24 says Matic is considering his options after making just five appearances for the club so far this season. Matic has fallen behind Scott McTominay and Fred in the Manchester Unitedry and stir the pot, I suppose.”Allardyce was then asked if he expected to see more from the striker, and he responded: “No. He’s scored 11 goals this season: in a struggling side that’s a pretty good return.“He hasn’t scored recently and he was terribly frustrated last week he didn’t score towards the end when Andros could have fed him. He lives on goals; he’s a goal machine.“We need our players to put him into good positions and give him the right type of ball so that he can score more goals.”The manager plans to capitalise on Palace’s elimination from the FA Cup and the fact they do not have a fixture next week by taking his team away for a warm-weather break.A previously-planned trip to Dubai had been cancelled after they lost 4-0 at home to Sunderland, and Allardyce has stressed the importance of them avoiding defeat on Saturday as they attempt to rescue their season.“Winning gives you a lift but I would remind the lads about the lift we got winning at Bournemouth and then what we did against Sunderland,” he said.“If we win it’ll be outstanding back-to-back victories but if not, please let’s come away with a good result, a point.“Scott Dann is fit to start. Whether he will play: there is a strong squad available for selection. But the team who played last week made a big statement as regards whether I change the side. The only cons sparked talk of a move for James Rodriguez.Currently on-loan at Bayern Munich, the Real Madrid midfielder is expected to return to his parent club this summer.However, he is unlikely to be kept on at Real and among those clubs being linked is PSG.Anideration is tactically against West Brom, which might disappoint some, but then again might not.“We’ve got to win three on the trot or three out of four or four out of five to get us out of trouble.”

Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, August 21: Hart told to leave Man City, Chelsea make record bid for Real Madrid star?

Here arethe top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers and online…Liverpool could be set to become the richest club in the Premier League, with a £800million takeover bid from China, backed by the Chinese government, reportedly on the table.Joe Hart has been directly told by the Manchester City hierarchy that it would be for the best if he lefty the club this summer. It seems the England number one’s City career over, after Barcelona revealed on Saturday that the Blues are Eric Abidal is fighting for his job at Barcelona today.The sports director is set to meet with president Josep Maria Bartomeu amid claims he is facing the sack. Abidal was expected to review the January market with Bartomeu, with initial suggestions close to signinw after defeat at Leicester City.The Gunners’ record of 17 points and a minus-one goal difference is their worst start to a top-flight season after 12 games since 1982-83.Lacazette said: “We miss confidence and we need the international break. I hog their goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. Chelsea are ready to make a last-gasp £25m bid for Giorgio Chiellini, with Antonio Conte keen on sealing a reunion with his former Italy and Juventus centre-back.The Blueshave made a club-record £60m offer to Real Madrid for James Rodriguez (Daily Express), while there are also reports Conte is keen on signing Juve straiker Mario Mandzukic. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho remains keen on signing Southampton defendecontent_imgr Jose Fonte, with the 32-year-old Portugal international reportedly stalling on a new Saints contract.Tottenham have finally agreed an £11m fee for the transfer of Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, with Clinton N’Jie moving to France as part of the deal.Everton have offered £9million for Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal but face competition from Southampton. Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is ready to switch his attention to Dynamo Kiev defender Aleksandar Dragovicas he grows frustrated in his pursuit of Burnley’sMichael Keane.Football Association director of elite development Dan Ashworth has rejected an approach from Aston Villa to become their new director of football.

Pep Guardiola insists injury-hit captain Vincent Kompany has a long-term future at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola insists captain Vincent Kompany will be given every opportunity to prove his long-term value to him at Manchester City.Kompany has had limited time to impress the new City manager after missing 11 of the opening 14 games of the season due to ine Soccer’s (MLS) Columbus Crew SC has partnered with experiential services agency Legends to deliver the project development and commercial sales rights of their new US$230 million stadium, earmarked for completion in 2021.Under the agreement, Legendjury.He has also been substituted during the last two matches as he listens to medical advice to manage his comeback from his latest lay-off – the 34th of his City career – carefully.Aside from fitness issues there have also been questions over whether 30-year-old Kompany can adapt to the ball-playing expectations Guardiola has for his centre-backs.But the City boss said: “All the professional players around the world can play in different styles and of course he can in my way and with our ideas.“He has a contract. So of course (he has a future). What is the problem now about Vincent and the future?“He is a Man City player and the reason why he didn’t play the last two seasons regularly was because he was injured many, many times.“We are trying to give him faith to play regularly. When he’s fit he is going to have the same options to play as his team-mates. Then it depends on my decision (about) his quality, performance, everything.”Kompany’s first attempt to come back this season ended in frustration as he walked off the the field in the last minute of the EFL Cup tie at Swansea in September. There have also been a number of occasions in the past when the Belgian has tried to play too many minutes too soon.Guardiola said: “We decided after what happened at Swansea to try to avoid it again. We are trying to handle the situation in that way until hopefully we arrive at the moment he can play 90 minutes.”Premier League leaders City are looking to get back to winning ways at West Brom this weekend after more than a month without tasting victory. Their failure to win any of their last six games in all competitions constitutes their worst run for eight years and the worst of Guardiola’s managerial career.Opponents have successfully nullified City in recent weeks and Guardiola expects another difficult encounter at The Hawthorns.Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Guardiola said: “It’s long ball, it’s physical. I saw their games against Tottenham and Liverpool and I realise how tough it will be.“They will be high pressing and after that they recover the ball. They defend low, they are very compact with very good movement, (good) on the counter attack and they are very strong on set-pieces. They use his style marvellously, perfectly. We have to adapt in that way because when we have the ball they are going to adapt to us.”After comments by Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho describing life living in a hotel following his move to the city, Guardiola was also asked how he is settling in.He said: “I am not as happy as before – because we did notin at Genoa.Lasse Schone had Genoa aheead before Theo Hernandez and Franck Kessie struck for the visitors. Pepe Reina secured the points with an injury-time penalty save.Giampaolo said, “I am quite cool-headecontent_imgd during a game, fortunately. I had doubts win. Our life depends on the results! But in general, my kids are so happy in school, my wife as well. I’m here and I work very well. I’m happy, so happy.”Guardiola was also asked to address the recent revelation from his biographer that Real Madrid enquired about his services earlier this year, and the former Barcelona boss made clear the Bernabeu advances were unwelcome.He said: “I’m a follower of FC Barcelona. I don’t think Real Madrid needs a manager like me and I wouldn’t fit there either.”

VIDEO: ‘Sidwell is a Gooner!’ – Former Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell sings Arsenal chant

Steve Sidwell may have played for Chelsea in his career, but that didn’t stop him showing his love for Arsenal over the weekend.The former Gunners trainee took part in a singalong in a pub in Manchester, with everyone around him chanting ‘Sidwell is a Gooner’!And after hushingcontent_img the crowds, Sidwell got on a table – with an inflatg sacked by Bayern Munich has been made pBenfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes.The Mirror says Tottenham are studying a move for £35million-rated Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes.Manchester United and Spurs’ Champions League Final opponents Liverpool have already been linked with the younublic.Bayern were hammered 5-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday – with Kovac axed less than 24 hours later.BILD reports he gave the squad both barrels for the abject display that ended up costing him his jobable guitar! – to lead the chorus!It really is a sight to behold, and you can watch the video below…

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City boss excited for FA Cup trip to Wembley and states determination to make them a ‘winning club’

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has urged his players to have ‘no regrets’as they attempt to bring silverware to the Etihad.The Citizensbook their place in the last four of the FA Cup with a comfortable to hand the Spaniard a trip to Wembley, where he has won the Champions League as both a player and a coach.But as they continue their bid for glory on three fronts – they are in Champions League action in Monaco on Wednesday – their manager has insisted they cannot consider themselves a top club until they realise defeat is simply not an option.Guardiola said: “To become a winning club when a club has not been in the past, just a generation – Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, David Silva, helped tinked with the post before Zinedine Zidane’s appointment.When asked whether or not he could see himself getting involved in a new Mourinho-Real Madrid cycle, the Portuguese manager did not want castle United.The Premier League side want to add more defenders to their squad before the season begins.Palace boss Roy Hodgson is a fan of Clark and wants the 29-year-old on loan or permanently, according to The Sun.Clark will provide cover in centto give too much away.”I’m talking about a new cycle withe club to step forward and that’s why I just can say thank you to them that I am part of that club now.“That is not a club with a long history of winning things. I learned at the academy in Barcelona when I was 12 that it’s not acceptable to lose.“To understand that, you don’t distinguish between friendly and competitive games. Every game you play, you have to play well, try to win and show the opponent you are there to win.“It’s the only way you can improve as a club with a good mentality, and that is what I am going to try in my period here to give the club. It doesn’t matter the competition, no complaints, no regrets. Go there and try to win the game.”David Silva fired Ccontent_imgity into a third-minute lead at the Riverside Stadium, but victory was not sealed until Sergio Aguero added a second with 67 minutes on the clock.Guardiola said: “I have good memories of being at Wembley, at the old and the new one. Yes, of course, and to live that experience…“Normally that just happens in the final, but here it is in the semi-final too and of course we are so happy to be there, so happy.”

Everton transfer STUNNER! Romelu Lukaku REJECTS new deal as Chelsea and Manchester United weigh up bids

Romelu Lukaku will spark a transfter is out for the time being due to ankle ligament damage.Webster came off during his side’s game against Norwich City last weekend.He is definitely out of the game against Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford.The club will assess him over ther scramblethis summer after rejecting a new contract at Everton.The Belgian striker was expected to put pen to paper on a five-year deal worth more than £100,000 a week to make him the best paid player in the club’s history.But Goodison Park chiefs have been left stunned after Lukaku made it clear he does not see his long-term future on Merseyside.The 23-year-old is now set to become one of the summer-Chamberlain has to be patient with his return to regular football.The England international made his first Premier League startcontent_img for 16 months against Southampton on Saturday.Former club Arsenal awaits next and Klopp is putting no pressure on the 26- transfer window’s most wanted men, with his former club Chelsea known to be keen on taking him back to Stamford Bridge.But the Blues will face fierce competition for his signature, with Manchester United also weighing up a big money offer to tempt him to Old Trafford, especially as there is continued uncertainty surrounding the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

DAMNING Manchester United verdict – ‘Young players have gone backwards under Jose Mourinho, they will NEVER win the title while he’s in charge’

Manchester United’s young players have gone BACKWARDS under Jose Mourinho, and the club will NEVER win the Premier League title with him in charge.That’s the opinion of Tony Cascarino, who offered a damning verdict on the current state of the Red Devils side following their latest disappointing result at Old Trafford.Mourinho’s men were held to their NINTH draw at home this season against Everton on Tuesday night, as The 1-1 tie didcontinue United’s long unbeaten streak, with their last defeat at Chelsea back in October, but 12 of those 20 games have been draws and.And Cascarino believes the lack of regular goalscorers in their squad means United are way behind their rivals in the race for a league crown.Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, Cascarino said: “Manchester United as a club – where are they?“I can’t see them winning the league under Mourinho. I can’t see it, I think they’re so far behind. I’m looking at a team that are struggling like hell.“I played against Man United a couple of times, got beat 5-1 and 4-0, you knew exactly how it was going to go, it was a tin hat job, you were gopped on claims of a deal being close for LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.The Swede is also interesting Bologna.Massara stated, “Ibrahimovic is a great champion who has written important pages in the Milan history books. When his name is accosting to get a battering. I now see teams going there and they can be quite comfortable at Old Trafford.“It isn’t just this season, this goes back to when Fergie left. It’s the ghost of Fergie – they can’t find goals of a United standard on a regular basis.“Fergie set the benchmark, his teams had nearly three goals per game and in his last year, when they won the Premier League title, they had 86 goals. United are so far away from thatlevel of goalscoring.“Money is not an issue for them, they’ve spent over £300m over the last couple of years improving their team, but they’re not really any closer.“You look at Manchester City alone – they’ve got the finances to match United but they’ve also got better players. Then you look at Tottenham, they’re in great shape, and there’s no doubting Chelsy for years to come.The 19-year-old repaid the faith shown in him by Pep Guardiola with a magnificent display in Sunday’s EFL Cup final win over Aston Villa.And Foden was relishing the experience after a man-of-the-match performance, which included aea’s quality.“United have a 35-year-old striker, their talisman for many years, Wayne Rooney, is likely to leave and they’ve got youngsters who are not improving.Following Tuesday’s draw and told thecontent_img club’s young players to ‘grow up’ quickly. However, it’s not just the 21-year-old defender who is suffering.Striker Marcus Rashford netted eight goals last season following his breakthrough into the first-team, but the 19-year-old has now gone more than 1000 minutes without a league goal, having last scored back in September.Meanwhile, 21-year-old forward Anthony Martial has experienced a reduced role for the Red Devils despite shining last season, and Cascarino believes the club’s young stars are ‘going backwards’ under Mourinho.“Rashford and Martial – they are two top quality young players who should have improved under Jose, but they haven’t, they’ve gone backwards,” he added.“Martial was one of the club’s most exciting players last year, and he’s gone from that to being in and out of the team this season. Why?“They’ve got over £100m worth of talent on the bench, but they’re still in freefall in terms of goals scored. And it’s not just strikers, it’s midfielders and the defenders too, everybody across the board at United hasn’t got enough goals since Fergie left.“Jose can win trophies, we know that, he’s won the League Cup and he might win the Europa League, but I don’t see him winning the Premier League title again. How much money is it going to take? Even if they spend £500m, I still don’t see Man United winning it.”

‘A special player… he was loved by other midfielders’ – Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy pays tribute to retiring Xabi Alonso

Xabi Alonso announced on Thursday morning that he will Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy gave his reaction to the news alongside Matt Scott and Jim White on talkSPORT.Alonso spent five years at Anfield, making more than 200 appearances for the Reds, and played a key role in the club’s sensational Champions Leaguetriumph in Istanbul in 2005content_img.After leaving Liverpool in 2009, the cultured midfielder went to enjoymajor success with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich and won the World Cup aerpool boss Jurgen Klopp has expressed interest in free agent Franck Ribery.L’Equipe says Klopp was keen to bring Ribery to Anfield this summer, but only if there were attacking departures at Liverpool.The 36-year-old Frenchman is still without a clund European Championship [twice] with Spain.He is set to bow out with more winner’s medals at Bayern and,reflecting on the 35-year-old’s career, Murphy said: “He is a special player.“For what he lacked in athleticism, he was very good at intercepting and reading people to play that [deep-lyingmidfield]role. Youcan either be a real athlete in there and break play up and give it to the players who can play, or you are a playmaker.“I’m trying to think of anyone else who I could put up there in terms of his passing range and ability and there’s not many I can think of.“He was a holding midfielder who controlRodgers is hopeful James Maddison pens a new deal with Leicester City.The talented playmaker has become a target for Manchester United, and the Foxes want to encourage Maddison to stay with a bumper new deal.Speaking before Friday’s clash with Norwicled tempo, and he specialised in that role.“He will be remembered for his passing. He is a passer. He is a conductor.“He is the type of player that other midfielders love because so many of them would like to be able to do what he can do.”

Arsenal team news: Predicted line-up for Premier League clash with Crystal Palace – Petr Cech to return?

Arsenal host Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon as they look to ensure they finish in the Premier League’s top four.The Gunners currenfrustrated about the transfer market.Giampaolo has hit out at the business side of the sport.He said, “I have always protested against having the transfer window open all the way up to the start of the season. I’ve never understood it and I never wiltly sit six points ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United, while West Ham are also hot on their heels.Arsene Wenger’s men saw their title hopes fade to all-but over as ction to draw from victory over Manchester City.The Reds were content_imgcomfortable 3-1 victors against the champions on Sunday.Robertson said, “Obviously last year they beat is to the league so to play a big game like this at home and get the win is importantthey drew 3-3 in a thrilling clash with the Hammers last weekend, and will want to make up for it this time out against the Eagles.Petr Cech is likely to return as he reaches full fitness, but Jack Wilshere is not quite ready for a first-team role as he steps up his comeback from long-term injury.So, who will start the match at the Emirates? talkSPORT takes a look at Arsenal’s predicted XI against Crystal Palace…

Cardiff City 0-2 QPR: Hoops take early lead at top of the Championship

QPR stormed to the top of the Championship with an impressive 2-0 win at Cardiff.Steven Caulker and Tjaronn Chery both scored in the second half to clinch a second successive win.Centre-back Caulker netted the opener against his former club before Chery wrapped up the win with a late penalty.The result saw Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side move ahead of Bristol City at the top of the table on goal difference.Both sides struggled to land a telling blow in the first half of a game that saw plenty of effort but little in the way of end product.Rangers captain Nedum Onuoha and Chery were both booked for fouls as the game threatened to spark into life. Yet neither team could muster a noteworthy shot on target.Grant Hall saw an early header sail over the crossbar while defensive partner Caulker, facing his former club, did well to deny Anthony Pilkington with a timely block.QPR’s new signing Yeni Ngbakoto had an earlier-than-expected introduction to the Championship off the bench after midfielder Ben Gladwin hobbled off in the 11th minute with an ankle injury.But even the pace of the recent arrival from Metz failed to break down a well-organised Cardiff side and even threatened to leave his own side exposed.Wales defender Jazz Richards pressed forward time and again on an impressive home debut for the Bluebirds.Yet having been held to a goalless draw in their opening game at Birmingham, Cardiff again failed to score.Instead QPR began the second half on the front foot and looked far more likely to break the deadlock.Jordan Cousins burst clear on the right flank after a clever exchange of passes with Onuoha but his cross narrowly evaded the onrushing Ngbakoto.Massimo Luongo was shown a yellow card for a needless foul on Peter Whittingham on the hour but by now, Rangers’ midfield were on top.Caulker headed wide from Ngbakoto’s cross and then struck the side-netting just moments later after a free-kick fell to him on the edge of the six-yard area.But derson says he wanted James Milner and Jurgen Klopp to lift the Champions League trophy.Henderson allowed the club’s oldest player and Klopp – who’d lost two Champions League finals – to raise the cup in Madrid after a 2-0 win over Tottenham.“That the defender was ontus matchwinner Matthijs de Ligt was happy with victory over Torino.De Ligt avoided giving away another penalty for handball, then scored the winner.“I am really happy, of course. It was a really important game, as Inter won also. We won 1-0 and in-target to open the scoring in the 76th minute, thumping home Jake Bidwell’s set-piece delivery.And Rangers doubled their lead after Bruno Ecuele-Manga hauled down Sebastian Polter in the penalty area five minutescontent_img from time.Chery netted from the spot to score for the second game in a row and clinch all three points and top spot.