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Burnley’s Cornet getting clubs’ greenlight after relegation.


Burnley forward Maxwel Cornet is the subject of huge interest after the club’s relegation to the Championship, Noble Reporters Media understands.

The 25-year-old netted nine times in the Premier League but was unable to prevent his side from dropping down to the second tier – Burnley’s fate sealed on the final day of the season after a 2-1 defeat to Newcastle at Turf Moor.

Relegation has activated a £17.5m release clause written into the five-year contract Cornet signed when he joined the club last summer, and 90min understands that a host of clubs are interested in signing him.

Among those eyeing a move for the Frenchman are West Ham, whose manager David Moyes is keen to strengthen his squad after leading the club into European competition for a second successive season.

Indeed, the Hammers are closing in on their first signing of the summer after holding positive talks with Rennes over centre-back Nayef Aguerd earlier in the week.

Newcastle, Brighton, Everton, Wolves, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Fulham have also contacted Cornet’s representatives to gauge his interest in a move, while Arsenal and Tottenham – who sealed a place in next season’s Champions League on the final day of the season – think he could add quality cover at full-back or wing-back.

Clubs from Spain, Germany and Italy are also intrigued by Cornet’s affordable release clause, making a summer departure from Turf Moor almost an inevitability.

Before joining Burnley, Cornet spent six full seasons at Lyon, and famously scored in the surprise 3-1 win over Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the 2019/20 Champions League





Norwich sinks into relegation after 2-0 loss to Aston Villa.


Norwich were relegated from the Premier League on Saturday after a 2-0 loss at Aston Villa.

Burnley’s dramatic late comeback from 1-0 down to beat Watford 2-1 left the Canaries 13 points adrift of safety with just four games remaining.

It was an unhappy return to Villa Park for Norwich boss Dean Smith as goals either side of half-time from two players he signed for Villa, Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings, earned Steven Gerrard’s men the three points.

Smith has been unable to turn around a sinking ship since replacing Daniel Farke in November.




“I’m disappointed for a lot of people — the owners, the supporters and everyone to do with the football club,” Smith told reporters.

“I take part of the responsibility because I’ve come in here to try to keep us up and unfortunately we haven’t done enough, but that isn’t down to the performance today (Saturday).

Norwich City’s Norwegian midfielder Mathias Normann reacts after missing a chance during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Norwich City at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on April 30, 2022. Lindsey Parnaby / AFP

“Unfortunately, in a lot of the bigger games this season, we’ve not quite reached the levels that we need to,” he added.

The Canaries have gone down in each of their last three campaigns in the English top-flight, having also been relegated in 2015/16 and 2018/19.


“Ultimately, we haven’t been good enough and the quality of our squad to stay in the Premier League hasn’t been good enough, so we’ll learn from it,” said Smith.

“We have to come back stronger for the last four games and then next season.”

Norwich captain Grant Hanley told the BBC: “I’m disappointed with our result. It is probably fair, we haven’t been good enough this season.

“It is difficult for me to comment on anything right now. Emotions are high, we gave our all but it wasn’t enough and (it was) the story of our season.”

Watford’s 11th consecutive home loss also leaves the Hornets on the verge of relegation.

Everton’s 68-year stay in the top flight is now in severe peril as the Toffees are five points off safety, but do have games in hand over Burnley and Leeds to come.




Final score: Liverpool 1-1 Burnley


Game is over and the final score is Liverpool 1-1 Burnley. Here is the match report.

2019/2020 Premier League
Robertson (34′)
Jay Rodriguez (69′)

Match Events

0′ The match is about to start!

1′ KICK-OFF! Who can win this match?

11′ Salah almost catches the vicious cross in box

14′ Salah’s free kick over the bar

18′ CLOSE! Salah’s shot stopped by Pope

33′ CHANCE! Salah’s shot stopped by Pope again

34′ GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Burnley (Robertson)

46′ SAVE! Mane’s shot stopped by Pope

49′ CLOSE! Firmino hits the post

50′ CHANCE! Jones’ shot wide out

69′ GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Burnley (Jay Rodriguez)

87′ CHANCE! Gudmundsson hits the beam



Liverpool XI: Wijnaldum, Alisson, Firmino, Salah, Van Dijk, Mane, Fabinho, Robertson, Joe Gomez, Curtis Jones, Neco Williams

Subs: Lovren, Adrian, Shaqiri, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Origi, Naby Keita, Alexander-Arnold, Elliott

Burnley XI: Pieters, Bardsley, Jay Rodriguez, Westwood, Wood, Kevin Long, Tarkowski, Taylor, Pope, Brownhill, McNeil

Subs: Gudmundsson, Vydra, Brady, Peacock-Farrell, Dunne, J. Benson, Driscoll-Glennon, Goodridge, M. Thompson.

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We didn’t play well enough – Solskjaer speak after defeat to Burnley

…says we need to sign quality players

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United need “quality” signings to help his mentally fatigued young squad after losing to Burnley.

The Clarets plunged more misery on United as they beat Solskjaer’s side 2-0 to claim their first win at Old Trafford for 58 years.

It was a similar story for United as they enjoyed over 70 per cent possession and a huge amount of territory but had no end product, reports Sky Sports.

Solskjaer is currently without key players Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford through injury and is hopeful of strengthening his squad before the January window shuts.

United are willing to pay in excess of £30m for Birmingham City’s 16-year-old midfielder JudeBellingham while Bruno Fernandes has told Sporting Lisbon he is desperate to join United.

Sky Sports News understands there remains a willingness from all parties to get a deal done for the 25-year-old before the deadline on January 31.

Solskjaer said: “I’m responsible for what is happening on the pitch, we’re looking to strengthen, we need to strengthen. We know that.

“We took the decision to let some players go as we needed to start afresh with a clear sight on the target in front of us which is a certain type of player. We know we need to get quality in and numbers in.

He added: “We are working to improve and get players in. Hopefully, we can get something over the line. These players are stretched, and I’ve got no complaints on any of them – they give everything they’ve got.

“We’ve got to stick to our values, stick to our beliefs. And knowing that there is no use feeling sorry for yourself. Go out tomorrow, the next day with the same commitment and get ready for Sunday. We are stretched. Some of the players have played more than they should’ve – more mentally rather than psychically, they need a mid-season break.”

‘It’s down to me to get these boys going’

United could have moved to within three points of Chelsea in fourth with a win but Chris Wood’s goal and a stunning effort from Jay Rodriguez further dented their hopes of climbing the league.

Although it was only their second home defeat of the campaign, the frustration was clear to hear from the home sections of the ground.

“We didn’t play well enough – they scored their chances, we didn’t take ours,” Solskjaer said.

“It was disappointing. Lately, we’ve played better in these types of games and dominated. Today we didn’t get the first goal and that took a lot of belief out of us. Burnley do make it hard to play against them. The players are disappointed but they gave everything once again – the effort is there.

“I’m in charge, so it’s down to me to get these boys going. On the pitch we’ve got a few leaders there and there’s young players experiencing these kind of expectations. It’s a difficult period. It’s a hard period for them. They’ve only had 10-12 games some of them. Brandan (Williams) has been fantastic, Aaron (Wan-Bissaka) has been fantastic. We expect a lot of them but sometimes you understand these performances.

David De Gea | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“We as a group didn’t perform well enough and they deserved the win.

“Today wasn’t a fair reflection on this group of the season – they’ve done fantastic at times. I can’t sit here and do anything but hold my hands up and say ‘that’s not good enough for Manchester United’ but that’s where we’re at with all the players.

“It’s not like we’ve got 10 players on the bench that we can rotate – they’ve played and they’ve done fantastic.”


Burnley 0 – 2 Man Utd

Manchester United earned a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday evening, lifting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to fifth place in the Premier League table.

The two sides largely cancelled each other out during an attritional first half, but a rare Burnley defensive error presented Anthony Martial with the chance to give the Red Devils the lead just before half time, and he slotted home calmly.

Man Utd continued to control the pace and tempo of the match in the second half, but Burnley began to cause the visitors some problems with their direct style of play, and Phil Bardsley forced an excellent save from David de Gea down to his right-hand side.

But the hosts were unable to find a way past the Spanish goalkeeper, and Solskjaer’s men wrapped up the points in injury time when Marcus Rashford streaked through to secure the three points for the visitors.