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Toe Poke Daily: Man United lose Twitter as well as the game vs. Palace

The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the internet has to offer, all in one place. Man United lose Twitter as well as the game vs. Palace What's worse than losing to a team you should beat? Losing to a team you should beat when you've posted a prematch tweet bragging about your 4-0 win last weekend... Manchester United have learned the hard way that pride comes before a fall on Twitter. Luckily, both Crystal Palace...

Read more August 25, 01:42

Milenkovic header makes it 2-2 vs. Napoli

Serie A: Nikola Milenkovic (51') Fiorentina 2-2 Napoli. To watch Serie A sign up to ESPN+.

Read more August 24, 12:58

Lewy steals show in Coutinho's Bayern debut

Schalke 04 Bayern Munich 0 3 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Robert Lewandowski's hat trick put Philippe Coutinho's Bayern Munich debut in the background on Saturday.. Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick and Philippe Coutinho made his debut as champions Bayern Munich cruised to a 3-0 victory at Schalke on Saturday for their first win in the Bundesliga this season. The 31-year-old Poland forward grabbed his first goal with a 20th-minute penalty and added another with a superbly taken free kick five minutes after the restart. He completed his ninth Bundesliga hat trick in the 75th to take his season tally to five goals in two league matches. Bayern,...

Read more August 24, 12:48

Liverpool demolish Arsenal at Anfield

Mohamed Salah put on a show for the fans at Anfield scoring twice, in a 3-1 thrashing of Arsenal.

Read more August 24, 12:46

Man United stunned, Lampard relief in Week 3

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol addresses his top five takeaways from all of Saturday's action in the Premier League.

Read more August 24, 12:41

Liverpool were 'far superior' against Arsenal

While Steve Nicol always felt Liverpool would defeat Arsenal, he feels one of the Gunners' biggest downfalls was David Luiz.

Read more August 24, 12:27

Mertens curler brings Napoli level

Serie A: Dries Mertens (38') Fiorentina 1-1 Napoli. To watch Serie A sign up to ESPN+.

Read more August 24, 12:26

Nicol questions why De Ligt didn't start for Juventus

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol wonders why Juventus didn't start their big money signings in their season opening win over Parma.

Read more August 24, 12:21

Why didn't Matthijs de Ligt start for Juventus?

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol wonders why Juventus didn't start their big money signings in their season opening win over Parma.

Read more August 24, 12:21

Nicol: Pulisic already looking comfortable in Premier League

Steve Nicol runs the rule over Christian Pulisic's performance at Norwich, which included his first league assist in Chelsea's 3-2 win.

Read more August 24, 12:19

Why Man United's ball movement is key for them to improve

Steve Nicol says that Manchester United need to move the ball with "purpose and pace" in the future to score more goals.

Read more August 24, 12:10

Madrid held to frustrating draw with Valladolid after late equaliser

Real Madrid Real Valladolid 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats MADRID, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Real Madrid stumbled to a 1-1 draw against Real Valladolid in their first home game of the La Liga season on Saturday after the visitors levelled with an 88th-minute strike from former Barcelona trainee Sergi Guardiola.Madrid striker Karim Benzema looked to have won the game when he gave the hosts a deserved lead in the 82nd minute with a splendid piece of skill, controlling a pass with his back to goal and swivelling before striking into the far corner.Serbian striker...

Read more August 24, 12:04

Sources: Fraser to be named new Rapids coach

Joao Plata converted his penalty deep into stoppage time to give RSL a hard fought 1-0 victory over Colorado Rapids. Robin Fraser will be named the next manager of the Colorado Rapids, with an announcement set for Sunday, multiple league sources have confirmed to ESPN. The Twitter account TransfersMLS and Denver outlet 9News.com were among the first to report that Fraser will take assume the managerial duties in Colorado. Fraser, 52, takes over for Conor Casey, who has been managing the Rapids on an interim basis since the firing of Anthony Hudson back in May. Weeks after Hudson was let go, Fraser was first reported...

Read more August 24, 11:47

Hammers crush misfiring Watford

Watford couldn't convert their chances, as West Ham walked away with a 3-1 win at Vicarage Road Stadium.

Read more August 24, 11:34

Southampton sink 10-man Brighton

Southampton took advantage of a 10-manned Brighton side to take a 2-0 victory at Amex Stadium.

Read more August 24, 11:28

Barnes screamer seals Leicester win

Harvey Barnes found the net from long range to deal Sheffield United their first loss of the season at Bramall Lane

Read more August 24, 11:27

Palace stun United at Old Trafford

Marcus Rashford missed another penalty for Manchester United, as Crystal Palace left Old Trafford with a 2-1 victory.

Read more August 24, 11:25

Salah brace beats Arsenal, keeps Reds perfect

Liverpool Arsenal 3 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool cruised to a 3-1 victory over Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday. Joël Matip opened the scoring in the 41st minute and Salah put the game away in a nine-minute stretch to keep the European Champions perfect on the young season. - ESPN fantasy: Sign up now! After a scoreless first period, Matip rose highest to head home a pinpoint cross from a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner shortly after half-time. Salah converted a penalty in the 49th minute after drawing...

Read more August 24, 11:23

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Chiellini gives Juventus opening win at Parma

Parma Juventus 0 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats (Adds details)PARMA, Italy, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini gave the titleholders a 1-0 win at Parma in the opening Serie A match of the new season on Saturday although they were without new coach Maurizio Sarri who is recovering from pneumonia.Chiellini flicked the ball home in the 21st minute after Parma failed to properly clear a corner to get the Turin side off to a winning start in their bid for a ninth successive title.Cristiano Ronaldo also had the ball in the net before...

Read more August 24, 11:04

Chiellini gives Juventus opening win at Parma

Parma Juventus 0 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Serie A: Giorgio Chiellini (21') Parma 0-1 Juventus. To watch Serie A sign up to ESPN+. Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini gave the titleholders a 1-0 win at Parma in the opening Serie A match of the new season on Saturday although they were without new coach Maurizio Sarri who is recovering from pneumonia. Chiellini flicked the ball home in the 21st minute after Parma failed to properly clear a corner to get the Turin side off to a winning start in their bid for a ninth successive title. Cristiano Ronaldo also had the ball in the net before halftime but his effort was ruled out after...

Read more August 24, 11:04

Juventus win season opener despite misfiring Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo misses multiple chances to score, but Giorgio Chiellini's goal sees Juventus past Parma. To watch Serie A sign up to ESPN+.

Read more August 24, 10:59

Ole 'lost for words' after racist abuse of Rashford

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is a strong enough character to deal with social media abuse. Following Paul Pogba's penalty miss against Wolves, the FC crew share their thoughts on who should take the spot kicks for Manchester United. MANCHESTER, England -- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he is "lost for words" after a second Manchester United player was racially abused on social media. Marcus Rashford was sent a series of racist tweets after missing a penalty during the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford just five days after similar incidents involving Paul Pogba. - ESPN fantasy: Sign up now! - Man United condemn racist abuse aimed at Pogba "It's the same as we spoke about before the weekend, it needs to stop," Solskjaer...

Read more August 24, 10:44

Messi in doubt vs. Betis after injury setback

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol discusses how Barcelona struggle to adjust without talisman Lionel Messi in the side. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop ranks the three finalists for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award. Lionel Messi appears in stadium via video to wish Dani Alves luck in his transfer to Sao Paulo FC. Lionel Messi is a major doubt for Barcelona's game against Real Betis on Sunday after suffering a setback in his return from a calf injury. Messi originally sustained the knock earlier this month and missed Barca's tour of the United States and their 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the league last Friday. He returned to full training earlier this week and was expected to be in the squad for Betis' visit this weekend, but felt some discomfort when training on Friday. Barca then took the decision...

Read more August 24, 10:32

Messi ruled out vs. Betis after injury setback

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol discusses how Barcelona struggle to adjust without talisman Lionel Messi in the side. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop ranks the three finalists for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award. Lionel Messi appears in stadium via video to wish Dani Alves luck in his transfer to Sao Paulo FC. Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Barcelona's game against Real Betis on Sunday after suffering a setback in his return from a calf injury. Messi originally sustained the knock earlier this month and missed Barca's tour of the United States and their 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the league last Friday. He returned to full training earlier this week and was expected to be in the squad for Betis' visit this weekend, but felt some discomfort when training on Friday. Barca then took the decision...

Read more August 24, 10:32

Pair of late goals lead to win for Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake Colorado Rapids 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Joao Plata converted his penalty deep into stoppage time to give RSL a hard fought 1-0 victory over Colorado Rapids. Joao Plata converted a penalty kick in second-half stoppage time as host Real Salt Lake posted a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday in Sandy, Utah. Lalas Abubakar's hand ball in the penalty area set the stage for Plata, who sent the ball just inside the left post to snap a scoreless draw in the 96th minute. Jefferson Savarino converted from in close three minutes later for Real Salt Lake (13-10-4, 43 points), which captured the Rocky Mountain Cup for the fourth consecutive year and...

Read more August 24, 09:30