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LONDON (Sporting Alert) Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger made just one adjustment to his side for today’s Barclays Premier League fixture against Newcastle United. Follow Live Score Updates from Here. Wenger has decided to start with Laurent Koscielny at center back and he comes in as a replacement for Per Mertesacker, who is out because of illness. Thomas Vermaelen will play alongside Koscielny in central defence. Elsewhere, Theo Walcott starts in the center of the…

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Roberto Mancini has handed 18-year-old Dutchman Karim Rekik his Barclays Premier League debut for Manchester City in today’s game against Reading. Rekik comes into the side at left-back as a replacement for Gael Clichy, as City made two changes from the team that beat Newcastle United last weekend. Captain Vincent Kompany is on the bench after recovering from a groin problem with Joleon Lescott sitting next to him. Gareth Barry also comes into the starting…

BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) — Did you ask if Radamel Falcao will start tonight? Well, the answer to that question is yes, as the Columbian striker and Atlético Madrid travel to take on Lionel Messi and leaders Barcelona. Follow Live Coverage of what could be Messi vs Falcao Falcao was a major doubt for Atlético after he picked up an injury on Thursday and was limited in practice. However, after much speculation, the forward will join his teammates…

(Sporting Alert) — Midfielder Frank Lampard returns to the starting line and will also captain Chelsea FC in today’s World Club Championship Final at International Stadium Yokohama. Watch Live Coverage on FoxSports Corinthians, Chelsea battle for Club World Cup Lampard makes his first start under new manager Rafael Benitez after being out for almost two months because of a calf problem. The return of the England international sees defender David Luiz, who played as a…

(Sporting Alert) — Tottenham will again be without speedy winger Gareth Bale because of an injury for this afternoon’s Barclays Premier League visit to Goodison Park to face Everton. As expected, Hugo Lloris comes back in the starting line-up to replace Brad Friedel in goal, while Clint Dempsey and Mousa Dembele both start as well. Dembele comes in for Tom Carroll, with William Gallas preferred to Kyle Naughton. Meanwhile, Everton made two changes from the…

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Defender Joleon Lescott returns to the starting line-up for Manchester City in today’s Barclays Premier League clash with old side Everton at Etihad Stadium. Follow Live Game Coverage of Manchester City vs Everton Lescott replaced Matija Nastasic in the backline and will play alongside his captain Vincent Kompany. Full-back Maicon is also part of the starting back line for Manchester City. Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko both start up front today, with Gareth Barry,…

LIVERPOOL (Sporting Alert) — Marouane Fellaini has recovered from an injury and starts for Everton in today’s Merseyside derby against Liverpool at Goodison Park. Follow Live Merseyside Derby: Everton vs Liverpool Fellaini has been on the sidelines for three weeks with a knee injury, but the Belgian has now return and will start in the attack, replacing Victor Anichebe. Also coming into the Everton side is Steven Naismith, who is replacing the suspended Steven Pienaar. Forward Nikica…

(Sporting Alert) — Andre Wisdom will make his home debut for Liverpool against Stoke City at Anfield today in the Barclays Premier League. Wisdom will join Glen Johnson, Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger in the backline as Liverpool look to bounce back from the defeat in Europe in midweek. Joe Cole retuns for the Reds, but starts on the bench, Jordan Henderson, Jamie Carragher and Fabio Borini all start on the bench as well. Former…

(Sporting Alert) — Striker Robinho starts on the bench this afternoon for AC Milan in their Champions League clash against Zenit St Petersburg in Group C at Petrovski Stadium. Fellow striker Giampaolo Pazzini also joins the Brazilian on the bench, alongside Mathieu Flamini and Philippe Mexes. Amongst the starters today for the Italian side are Nigel de Jong, Riccardo Montolivo, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Stephan El Shaarawy. Former Barcelona forward Bojan is also in the attack…

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Forward Wayne Rooney returns to the Manchester United starting line-up for tonight’s Capital One League Cup clash with Newcastle United at Old Trafford. Listen To Live Streaming Coverage From Old Trafford Rooney has been out of action for a month with an injury to his leg, but has recovered and given the chance to lead a three man attack which also includes Danny Welbeck and Javier Chicharito Hernandez. As expected, David…

(Sporting Alert) — The following is the starting line-up for the early Barclays Premier League kick-off between Norwich and West Ham United at Carrow Road. WATCH LIVE ON ESPN AND ESPN3.COM West Ham will be without the injured forward Andy Carroll, but the manager is confident well Englishman Carlton Cole can step up and lead the attack this afternoon. The game also sees new recruits Matt Jarvis and Yossi Benayoun both on the bench, so…

(Sporting Alert) — Summer recruits Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud were all named in Arsenal starting line-up for their Barclays Premier League game against Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Sunday. Stoke City v Arsenal – Listen LIVE on Arsenal Player Arsenal, which draw its opening game of the campaign will be hoping to take all three points against a very difficult Stoke side – normally tough to breakdown at home. With Robin…