Athletic Bilbao keeper’s last-gasp equalizer disallowed for mystery foul


You’ve got to feel for Gorka Iraizoz.

The Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper did what few of his contemporaries have done before him — score a goal from a set piece. Even better, Iraizoz’s textbook header off the 95th-minute free kick had given his side an unlikely late equalizer against Malaga.

If it wasn’t for that heartless referee Antonio Mateu, that is.

The match official called the goal back for a mystery foul, crushing Iraizoz’s dreams to finally etch his name into the La Liga scoring charts and Athletic Bilbao lore.

Here, see if you can spot a foul. We’ll wait:

H/T Pies.

Image provided by Reuters.


Man United handed millions to reshape squad


Manchester United currently sit seventh in the Premier League, five points off the Champions League places and a staggering 11 points off the summit. For some clubs this wouldn’t be a big deal, but United are used to success and the wealth it brings. 

It looks as if the Red Devils hierarchy are going to cave in and hand boss David Moyes a transfer fund of £100-200 million, depending on which newspaper you trust. Moyes wants to spend the money on targets such as Bilbao’s Ander Herrera and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa, after missing out on them in the summer. It’s believed he sent a scouting party to watch the pair at the weekend.

For this rumor and the rest of Tuesday’s transfer gossip, click here.


Herrera open to United move in January

Relations between Manchester United and Athletic Bilbao aren’t at an all time high right now after its attempted move for Ander Herrera. However despite the animosity, the Spaniard appears keen on a move to Old Trafford but Bilbao has warned United they are not willing to be given the runaround for a second time.

For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.


Man United to go back for Baines, Herrera


The transfer window may have shut, but there’s no shortage of rumors popping up for future forays into the market. Manchester United again feature heavily after missing out on a host of key market targets. They will be looking to do their business early on in the next window of opportunity. The two names most likely to make the move - according to today’s newspapers - are Everton defender Leighton Baines and Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera.

For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.


Manchester United looks to spend big

It may be coming up to the end of the transfer window, but Manchester United appears to be finally taking some action. David Moyes has his sights set on some big names with the likes of Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, Roma’s Daniele De Rossi and Everton pair Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.

For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.