Pogba reacts to Rudiger bite after France beat Germany

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Pogba reacts to Rudiger bite after France beat Germany

France midfielder Paul Pogba says he doesn’t want Antonio Rudiger “to be suspended” after the Germany star “nibbled” him on Tuesday night.

Mats Hummels’ own goal in their opening game of Euro 2020.

Hummels could not adjust his feet quickly enough, turning a Lucas Hernandez cross past Manuel Neuer after 20 minutes of the Group F clash.



Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema had goals ruled out for offside in the second half but it mattered little in the end as the world champions took a precious three precious points at the Allianz Arena.

With , it already leaves Germany with plenty of work to do to qualify for the knockout stages.

Man Utd midfielder Pogba was named man of the match against the Germans and was involved in the weirdest incident of the game as Chelsea star Rudiger nibbled his back.

Reacting to the incident, Pogba told reporters: “In terms of Tony, we’re friends. There was nothing big.

“I think you saw the television pictures, this is all over, this belongs to the past, I’m not crying for yellow or red cards because of such actions.

“He nibbled, I think, a little bit on me, but we’ve known each other for a long time.

“I felt it, I told the referee, he takes the decisions and he took a decision. It’s over, I just want to play football.

“He hasn’t received any card, I think it’s better like this. It was a great match for us, for the fans, for the spectators. I don’t want him to be suspended because of such a situation. At the end of the match we hugged each other and that’s it.”

Roy Keane gave his thoughts on ITV, he said: “I think it was more of a nibble than a bite. It wasn’t a proper bite but a silly thing to do.”

And former France international Patrick Vieira added: “When you see that Pogba reaction, it looks like a bite. I don’t really understand what he is trying to do there.”

 

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2021/22 Premier League fixtures released: City start at Spurs

Premier League champions Manchester City will start the defence of their title away to Tottenham after the fixtures for the 2021-22 season were unveiled.

City are among the sides heavily linked with Spurs striker Harry Kane, throwing up the tantalising possibility that the England captain could line up against the north London club on the opening weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s side won the division by 12 points last term ahead of rivals Manchester United, who open their campaign against old foes Leeds at Old Trafford.



Elsewhere on the weekend of August 14, new boys for the first time in 75 years with a London derby at home to Arsenal, while Sky Bet Championship winners Norwich entertain Liverpool on their return to the Premier League.

Champions League winners Chelsea welcome managerless Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge while Everton, another side looking for a new head coach, host Southampton, with Leicester facing Wolves at the King Power Stadium in an early battle for midlands bragging rights.

Watford, the third promoted side, take on Aston Villa at Vicarage Road, Brighton visit Burnley and West Ham are away to Newcastle in the other matchday-one fixtures.

The Premier League campaign concludes on May 22 with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all finishing on their own turf – against Villa, Wolves and Watford, respectively – while Manchester United round off the term at Crystal Palace.

Sticking in London, Brentford will face Leeds on the final day optimistic it will not be crucial to their survival hopes, while Arsenal play Everton.

Elsewhere on the last weekend, Tottenham are at Norwich, Leicester entertain Southampton while Brighton welcome West Ham to the Amex Stadium and Newcastle visit Burnley.

There are a number of early meetings between the ‘big six’, who were all involved in the Super League fiasco, with the weekend of September 25 seeing a repeat of the Champions League final when Manchester City travel to Chelsea.

Arsenal also host Spurs on matchday six in the first north London derby of the term. The second clash between the teams who finished seventh and eighth respectively last season occurs on January 15.

Matchday seven, the weekend of October 2, is the first meeting between the most recent Premier League winners with Anfield the scene for the latest instalment of Jurgen Klopp v Guardiola and later in the month (October 23) the Reds visit Old Trafford to face arch rivals Manchester United.

Two weeks later brings the first Manchester derby of the campaign at Old Trafford, while Manchester City host Chelsea in one of the opening matches of 2022 (January 15) and City face Manchester United in the return meeting on the weekend of March 5.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men travel to Anfield later that month (March 19) while Liverpool’s trip to the Etihad Stadium on April 9, matchday 32, already looks set to be a key fixture in the battle for the title.

All fixtures are subject to change for TV coverage. Currently there are only four rounds of midweek fixtures, with three of them in December.

 

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