It’s a battle of Belgian strikers at Goodison Park, and we’ve got an entertaining second half on our hands. Watch the video above, as Christian Benteke equalized for Crystal Palace in the 50th minute, building up enough power on his header to get the visitors onto the scoreboard. Following Joel Ward’s superb in-swinging cross from the right wing, the 25-year-old Belgian leapt to meet the ball and powered it into the far corner past Maarten Stekelenburg.
Arsene Wenger celebrates 20 years in charge at Arsenal on Saturday but is the Frenchman setting himself up for his next gig? Wenger, 66, only has a contract through the end of this Premier League season and it is unknown what his plans are beyond next summer, with Wenger saying he will not make a decision about his future until after this season. At a press conference on Friday ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Burnley this Sunday (Watch live, 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports) Wenger was asked if he would consider taking over the now vacant England national team job following Sam Allardyce’s disgraceful departure after an undercover newspaper investigation earlier this week. Wenger certainly
BARNSLEY, England (AP) A British newspaper investigation led to a second soccer coach getting fired in England on Thursday. Two days after Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following an undercover operation by the Daily Telegraph, second-tier club Barnsley fired assistant coach Tommy Wright. Wright was filmed apparently accepting an envelope which the Telegraph said contained 5,000 pounds ($6,500) from a fake Asian firm to help place players at the northern club. Video footage was released by the newspaper late Wednesday and Wright was immediately suspended by Barnsley. “After considering Mr. Wright’s response to allegations in today’s Daily Telegraph about breaching (Football Association)