European Ticker: United upset by Burnley, Lescott dropped from Everton squad and more

European Ticker: United upset by Burnley, Lescott dropped from Everton squad and more

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European Ticker: United upset by Burnley, Lescott dropped from Everton squad and more

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by TRAVIS CLARK

It was a monumental upset yesterday in the English Premier League as newly promoted club Burnley shocked the defending champions by a 1-0 score.

A sensational volley by Robbie Blake was enough to overcome a struggling United side. Keeper Brian Jensen did well to save a Michael Carrick penalty, earning a historic victory for the small club from northern England.

Before jumping into further news, consider this: the entire city of Burnley would struggle to fill Old Trafford to capacity.

Lescott left out of Europa League squad

A tumultuous week for England central defender Joleon Lescott continued yesterday when he was left out of today's Europa League side. David Moyes cites the player's "poor attitude" and refuses to let the defender go to Manchester City for less than £30 million. After the awful defensive showing by Everton last Saturday, it comes as little surprise to see the backlash — but how much is it related to the transfer saga with City? Moyes is taking a determined approach to the ordeal, one that could potentially cost Lescott a chance at a place on Fabio Capello's World Cup squad.

Sneijder eyes Inter move

According to Sky Sports, Dutch midfield maestro Wesley Sneijder is pondering a move to Inter Milan. The addition of Kaka, Karim Benzema, and Ronaldo has triggered an exodus amongst the Dutch players currently on the books at Madrid. Sneijder, who looked in good form against D.C. United, would certainly make Inter the team to beat in Italy — if they aren't already.

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What did you think of Burnley's win yesterday? Think United is in trouble or is it too early? How will the Americans fare in today's Europa League? Does Sneijder make Inter the best team in Italy? Share your thoughts below.

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