Marcos Alonso to miss FA Cup semi-final due to ban

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso will miss the FA Cup semi-final against Southampton at Wembley on Sunday after being given a three-match ban for violent conduct. The 27-year-old Spanish defender was charged by the Football Association (FA) after a challenge on Shane Long in Saturday's 3-2 win against the Saints. He will also miss

Mourinho defends Paul Pogba from Paul Scholes criticism

Jose Mourinho has rejected stinging criticism from Paul Scholes on Paul Pogba, insisting the France midfielder produced another "top performance'' at Bournemouth. Pogba laid on Romelu Lukaku's goal as Manchester United prevailed 2-0 in Wednesday's Premier League clash, with Chris Smalling also on target. Former United midfielder Scholes insisted Pogba's below-par showing

Brighton dent Spurs’ top-four procession

Tottenham's top four ambitions, so certain after the victory over Chelsea two weeks ago, are suddenly less assured after Brighton earned a deserved draw. Pascal Gross' penalty, two minutes after Harry Kane had opened the scoring at the start of the second half, earned the hosts a valuable point and left