Daily Football News Round-Up Wednesday 17th April

Cardiff City secured their place in the Premier League for the first time last night. It’s the first time they have been in the top flight for 51 years and owner Vincent Tan has moved to praise “fantastic” manager Malky Mackay.


QPR chairman Tony Fernandes claims the club are closing in on a deal to find the club a new stadium. A £15 million loan was taken out against the assets of the club and Fernandes “hopes for good news soon” regarding the search.


Newcaslte United defender Ryan Taylor has missed this season due to a knee injury, but club officials have announced that he has suffered from further cruciate ligament damage during his recovery and is likely to miss “most of, if not all of next season” as a result.


England manager Roy Hodgson has hit out at the lack of home-grown talent in the Premier League today. He admitted that he has found himself regularly watching games with no English players in at all.


Manchester United have been overtaken as the richest team in the world by Real Madrid. Business analysts Forbes have compiled the list since 2004 and this is the first time United have not topped it. Barcelona are fourth and Arsenal currently occupy fifth position ahead of Bayern Munich.


The FA have announced that no action will be taken against Kevin Mirallas or Jack Wilshere following a bust up in last night’s Premier League tie. Everton midfielder Mirallas squirted water at the Arsenal player as they walked off the field at half time and a minor bust up followed in the tunnel.


West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has heaped praise on his Manchester United counterpart stating that “rotation has been Sir Alex’s masterpiece as usual.” He admitted he has been surprised by how far ahead they are, but not by the way United have played.


Tim Krul is set to undergo surgery on Monday following the fall that saw him taken off during Newcastles game against Sunderland on Sunday. The goalkeeper has dislocated his shoulder, and although he will miss the remainder of the season he is expected to be fully fit by the start of the next campaign.


Former Stoke midfielder Paul Ware has died of a brain tumour at the age of 42.


Southport manager Liam Watson will leave the club after Saturday’s final Conference Premier game of the season against Luton Town.


Tottenham are waiting anxiously for the results of a fitness test to decide if Gareth Bale will be fit to face Manchester City on Sunday. Aaron Lennon is expected to return for the fixture.


Newcastle United are reportedly lining up another bid for former striker Andy Carroll this summer. After a torrid time at Liverpool the striker has impressed at West Ham while on loan this season, but manager Alan Pardew thinks a move back home would help get the best out of the frontman.


Sunderland striker Danny Graham has praised new manager Paolo Di Canio’s attacking philosophy and has told fans they should see the benefits in the final few games of the season.