Daily Football Round-Up Tuesday 16th April

Two men have been charged by police today following the trouble at Milwall’s FA Cup semi-final against Wigan. One was charged with racially aggravated behaviour and the other has been charged with breach of bail conditions. Three other men have accepted cautions while another five men have been released with no further action.

 

Cardiff City will be assured of promotion to the Premier League if they avoid defeat in tonight’s game at home to Charlton making them the second Welsh team in England’s top tier. If Hull win and Watford lose then the former will be all but secure too. They will need just one more point to be absolutely certain though, as Watford have a superior goal difference.

 

Paris St Germain director of football Leonardo has denied the club has made offers for Wayne Rooney, Christiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani. He said that while he does expect the club to make big signings in the summer no offers have been made yet. Cavani himself though has hinted he may be ready to move away from Napoli after the season ends.

 

Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm has quashed rumours linking him with Spanish giants Barcelona in the summer. The Dutch shot-stopper was in the Spain to visit family, sparking rumours that he was there to sign a deal with the Catalan club. He said the timing was just a coincidence but does expect the club to buy a keeper if Victor Valdes does leave at the end of the season.

 

Chelsea’s tie with Tottenham has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday 8th May after the game was originally called off due to Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final game against Manchester City.

 

Spurs have been offered another injury setback as defender Younes Kaboul limped off the pitch during an U21 game. Chelsea on the other hand have been handed a boost with Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill nearing returns to first team action.

 

Wolves midfielder Jamie O’Hara has will serve the full three match ban given to him by the FA after they rejected an appeal by the club to reduce it. Wanderers boss Dean Saunders has also vowed to fans that the club will not be relegated this season.

 

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has praised the clubs fans for their part in the continued relegation revival and branded their support as “extraordinary” during Saturday’s draw with Fulham.

 

Southampton are eying up a European place next season, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men having a real chance of qualifying via the Fair Play League.