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Pochettino: Kane owes his Spurs team-mates dinner

Pochettino was in a good mood after his team's win on Sunday. Credit: PA

Mauricio Pochettino has joked that Harry Kane should take his team-mates out for dinner after he reached 30 goals in all competitions for the season,

Kane is enjoying an extraordinary breakthrough campaign and while his manager has congratulated the England youngster for his flurry of goals, he made sure to praise Kane's team-mates as well.

Speaking to the BBC after yesterday's victory over Newcastle, he said:

Congratulations to him because he deserves this moment.

I think he needs to pay for a dinner this week for his team-mates. The team work a lot and try to help him score.

– Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino

Ian Wright: 'Stop mouthing off, Newcastle fans!'

Ian Wright has urged Newcastle fans to stop "mouthing off" about Mike Ashley and do something to put him under pressure instead.

Ian Wright has urged Newcastle fans to 'do something' Credit: PA

Fans threatened to boycott yesterday's Premier League match against Spurs in protest at the Magpies owner's regime, but there were only around 5,000 empty seats when the match kicked off.

Speaking on Five Live today, the former Arsenal and Crystal Palace striker, said:

If they feel that strongly then do something, they’ve got the opportunity to do it. All they’re going is continue to ‘Oh, Mike Ashley….”. Why should Mike Ashley do anything? He’s not getting put under pressure.

Why should Mike Ashley change anything when he knows that you’re all going to turn up because you love the club so much? Stop mouthing off, Newcastle fans, and do something.

– Ian Wright speaking to Radio Five Live


Arsenal loanee says West Ham 'owe the fans'

West Ham are determined to ensure their season does not end with a whimper, according to defender Carl Jenkinson.

Jenkinson wants to finish the season strongly. Credit: PA

The Hammers' once promising campaign has tailed off, with a run of just one win in 11 Premier League games seeing the club slip from Champions League contention to mid-table.

Their latest disappointing result came at Manchester City on Sunday as they went down to an insipid 2-0 defeat.

With Europe now not realistic and relegation not an issue, the Hammers would now seem to have little to play for but Jenkinson insists the remaining five games are not meaningless.

The 23-year-old, who has enjoyed a successful season-long loan from Arsenal and could make the switch permanently, said:

People in our dressing room are fired up. If you came in the changing room after the game you'd see that.

People aren't resting on their laurels, people ain't happy finishing mid-table. We want to kick on. We have got something to prove now because we have been on a bad run of games and we want to put that right. We owe that to ourselves and the fans.

– West Ham defender Carl Jenkinson

Doncaster post amusing highlights of Fleetwood game

Mid-table Doncaster saw the funny side of their goalless draw with Fleetwood on Saturday, uploading a 27 second highlights video onto their YouTube account.

The footage shows the players walking out for kick-off followed by the final kick of the match.

Fleetwood, whose hopes of reaching the play-offs were ended following the result, may not find it quite as funny.


Palermo chief admits Chelsea target Dybala is leaving

Palermo vice-president Guglielmo Micciche has admitted Chelsea target Paulo Dybala is likely to leave the Serie A club this summer.

Dybala has scored 13 goals this season. Credit: PA

Dybala is Palermo's leading scorer with 13 league goals and has attracted the attention of top European clubs, including Chelsea, Paris St Germain and Juventus.

Palermo are keen to cash in on the 21-year-old Dybala after the Argentinian forward turned down a three-year contract extension in January.

When asked if Dybala would leave at the end of the season, Micciche said to Italian radio station Radio Sportiva: "His transfer is a popular topic of conversation, I know.

"We are talking about an extraordinary player that has all the characteristics to become an excellent one.

"He is a good person too.

"So many teams want him and he will probably leave Palermo but we will find the right replacement."

Football manager sackings hit record high in England

Holloway was dismissed by Millwall in March. Credit: PA

A record 40 managers across the top four English divisions had been dismissed by the end of March, according to new research published by the League Managers Association.

The highest previous figure up to the same point in the season was the 36 dismissals in the 2012-13 campaign. The total of 16 dismissals in this season's Sky Bet Championship was four up on the previous high of 12, also during the 2012-13 season.

The LMA says that if the trend continues the previous record of 46 for a full season, set in 2006-07, will be exceeded.

The average tenure of the managers dismissed so far this season is 1.24 years.

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