Your daily dose of football reaction, debate & analysis from the Premier League, EFL and beyond, plus interviews with the biggest names in the game.
European Away Days: Rangers visit Liverpool
Juliette Ferrington looks ahead to Liverpool vs Rangers in the Champions League. She’s joined by our commentator John Murray, Scottish football reporter Roddy Forsyth and Liverpool Echo’s Ian Doyle. Also hear from Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool’s ‘Greek Scouser’ Kostas Tsimikas.
2:10 – van Bronckhorst,
8:45 – Klopp,
11:15 – Tsimikas.
Man City hat-trick heroes humiliate United
Ben Haines presents a review of Sunday’s Premier League football, including the Manchester derby. The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards, West Brom coach Alex Bruce and Blackpool boss Michael Appleton are all on the panel to react to Man City 6-3 Man Utd and Leeds 0-0 Aston Villa. Hear from all the managers involved, and Fin Morris from the Talking Wolves podcast swings by to have his say on the sacking of Bruno Lage.
2:30 - Manchester derby,
8:10 – Pep Guardiola interview,
16:35 – Erik ten Hag interview,
26:45 – Leeds-Villa,
31:50 – Jesse Marsch interview,
33:05 – Steven Gerrard interview,
38:40 – Wolves.
Sports Report: Arsenal top & Liverpool drop
Mark Chapman and 5 Live’s team of reporters bring you reaction to an action packed day of Premier League football.
Arsenal have moved 4 points clear at the top of the table after they beat 10 men Tottenham 3-1, Liverpool conceded a 83rd minute equaliser against Brighton to drop even more points and Conor Gallagher broke Crystal Palace hearts after scoring the winner for Chelsea.
We also hear from the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Jurgen Klopp and Graham Potter – before rounding up the main headlines from the EFL and Scottish Premiership.
The big derby weekend
Darren Fletcher is alongside former Premier League midfielders Michael Brown and Nigel Reo-Coker to preview this weekend's local derbies.
In North London, both Tottenham and Arsenal have had a strong start to the season but who do our panel think will come out on top?
Over to Manchester and will we see Casemiro in the starting line-up for Manchester United? They discuss how important he could be when coming up against Manchester City.
And in the East Midlands, is this Brendan Rodgers' last chance at Leicester?
2’40 – Antonio Conte ahead of the North London derby
17’30 – Erik ten Hag on his first experience of the Manchester derby
21’30 – Will Casemiro start for Manchester United?
30’50 – Former Leicester winger Matt Piper on their current form
Euro Leagues: Mourinho made me do it
John Bennett presents discussion on the latest football news from across Europe. He’s joined by European football journalists Guillem Balagué, Julien Laurens and Kristof Terreur. The panel discuss how some of the continent’s big international teams are looking with less than two months to go until the World Cup. Will Messi soon be back at Barcelona? Sport BILD’s Christian Falk joins the pod to assess Bayern Munich’s struggles. Not everything’s nice at Nice and could we soon be saying goodbye to San Siro?
6:10 – France,
15:55 – Spain,
22:55 – Messi,
24:30 – Netherlands,
28:10 – Belgium,
32:15 – Germany,
37:00 – Bayern Munich,
44:05 – Nice,
49:45 – San Siro.
72+: Watford wield the axe (again) & the non-league Haaland
Aaron Paul is joined by Wycombe defender Joe Jacobson and Leyton Orient boss Richie Wellens for a dive into the EFL and beyond. Women Of Watford FC founder Kate Lewers has her say on yet another managerial change. The panel ask what next for Rob Edwards and assess the appointment of Mark Fotheringham at Huddersfield. Hear from Paul Warne for the first time since leaving Rotherham for Derby, Steven Schumacher joins the pod after leading Plymouth to the League One summit, Mansfield CEO David Sharpe talks Saturday 1pm kick-offs and meet the Notts County striker who’s outscoring Erling Haaland in English football.
4:50 – Watford,
17:55 – Huddersfield,
26:30 – Plymouth,
37:45 – 1pm kick-offs,
44:55 – the non-league Haaland.
The MNC, might well be the best football podcast there is. Witty, irreverent, argumentative and informative.
1 trick pony
Why don’t you wait until at least a couple of seasons pass before declaring Haaland the “best ever”? So far he’s won nothing and neither has his new team. Let’s check back in on him after he’s stood the test of time.
Minutes Liverpool being behind stat
I especially enjoy the MNC! However, I’m not sure the stat Rory quoted on todays MNC (May 2nd) that Liverpool have only been behind for 57 minutes in all competitions this season is correct? They were behind for 60 minutes in total vs West Ham when losing 3-2 in November and have been behind for 69 minutes in all competitions in 2022 so far!