What happened in football today: November 20, 2020

Premier League managers divided over allowing five substitutions per game

Premier League managers remain split over whether to introduce five substitutes per game.

Asked about the change on Thursday and Friday, nine managers strongly supported the change, but six expressed problems with the idea.

In recent weeks there has been growing pressure to revisit the idea after a series of muscle injuries.

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey ruled out of Leeds trip with thigh injury

Thomas Partey has been ruled out of Arsenal’s trip to Leeds on Sunday.

The midfielder had to be substituted at half-time in the 3-0 loss to Aston Villa before the international break, after picking up a thigh injury.

There was some hope that Partey would be fit. He did not join Ghana during the international break, but manager Mikel Arteta admitted on Friday they knew it would be a “significant injury” when it happened.

James Rodriguez denies Colombian locker room fight allegations

Everton star James Rodriguez has denied claims he was involved in a dressing room fight with his Colombian team-mates.

The incident reportedly took place on Friday, November 13 after Colombia’s 3-0 loss to Uruguay.

Rodriguez will return to club duty on Sunday when Everton take on Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Premier League and EFL told to stop ‘bickering’ and save at-risk clubs – DCMS

The Premier League and EFL have been accused of “lack of leadership” over their failure to reach agreement on a financial bailout by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

In a letter to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters and EFL chairman Rick Parry, DCMS committee chairman Julian Knight MP accused them of ‘bickering’ and said that they are “losing patience” with the delay which increases the risk of a number of lower league clubs. collapse.

FA appoints diverse panel of six to choose new chairman – including Liam Rosenior

The FA has appointed a diverse panel of six people to select their new chairman following Greg Clarke’s resignation earlier in November.

The panel includes Derby County caretaker co-manager and first-team coach Liam Rosenior, who was also appointed as a new member of the FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board in May 2020.

To know more about Rosenior, you can read Athleticism Exclusive interview with Dominic Fifield.

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