David Lynch

 
David Lynch • dmlynch Football Journalist
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Football expert and professional journalist, specialising in Liverpool and the Premier League. Formerly Liverpool correspondent for the Evening Standard.

Articles written by David Lynch

Player Ratings

Man Utd 1-1 Villarreal (10-11 pens) Player Ratings: Rashford and Fernandes struggle

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to pick up his first silverware as Manchester United boss after a marathon penalty shootout.

  • 3 months
Player Ratings

Burnley 0-3 Liverpool: Nat Phillips and Thiago lead Reds into top four

Jurgen Klopp's side kept control of their Champions League fate as they claimed a vital win over Burnley at Turf Moor.

  • 4 months
Player Ratings

Crystal Palace 1-3 Arsenal: Pepe stars as Aubameyang struggles

Arsenal claimed a vital win that keeps them in the hunt for European football thanks to two late goals at Selhurst Park.

  • 4 months
Player Ratings

Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal: Smith Rowe stars as Jorginho toils

Arsenal dragged their London rivals back into the tight battle for Champions League with victory at Stamford Bridge.

  • 4 months
Player Ratings

Sassuolo 1-3 Juventus Player Ratings: Ronaldo, Rabiot and Buffon stand out

Andrea Pirlo's side got their bid for a top-four finish back on track after a disappointing defeat to Milan last time out.

  • 4 months
Player Ratings

Chelsea 2-0 Real Madrid: Hazard disappoints on return as Jorginho stars

Chelsea will meet Manchester City in Istanbul after completing a deserved semi-final victory over Real Madrid.

  • 4 months
Champions League

PSG 1-2 Man City Player Ratings: Di Maria unlucky, De Bruyne brilliant

Manchester City took a big step toward reaching the Champions League final as they came from behind to win in Paris.

  • 4 months
La Liga

Cadiz 0-3 Real Madrid: Karim Benzema involved in all three goals

Zinedine Zidane's team moved back to the summit of La Liga as they earned a Karim Benzema-inspired three points.

  • 5 months
Premier League

Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City: Foden and Bernardo the standouts in comeback win

Pep Guardiola's men overcame the concession of a first-minute goal to move closer to the Premier League title.

  • 5 months
Premier League

Tottenham 2-1 Southampton Player Ratings: Bale and Son lead Spurs to victory

Ryan Mason's first game in charge saw Spurs earn an important comeback win in the chase for a top-four finish.

  • 5 months
Champions League

Dortmund 1-2 Man City: Foden and Gundogan send visitors into Champions League semis

Manchester City came from behind to earn another 2-1 win and set up a meeting with Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals.

  • 5 months
Champions League

Liverpool 0-0 Real Madrid: Casemiro and Nacho shine as visitors progress in Champions League

Zinedine Zidane's side claimed their place in another Champions League semi-final as they battled to a goalless draw at Anfield.

  • 5 months
Player Ratings

England 2-1 Poland Player Ratings: Maguire and Rice star, questions over Pope

England kept up a fine start to their World Cup qualification bid with a hard-fought victory over Poland at Wembley.

  • 5 months
Chelsea

Havertz and Werner struggle as Germany beaten by North Macedonia

The out-of-form Chelsea duo brought their struggles to the international stage as Germany suffered a shock defeat.

  • 5 months
World Cup

Kylian Mbappe: 240 minutes and nine shots since last France goal

Prolific for PSG, the Frenchman drew a blank for fourth straight game for his country despite their win over Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 5 months
Predicted XI

World Cup Qualifying: How England could line up against San Marino

Injuries have limited Gareth Southgate's options but he will need to rotate as a run of three games in six days begins.

  • 6 months
Player Ratings

Ronaldo and Fernandes: 13 shots, no goals as Portugal beat Azerbaijan

Portugal's two most influential players saw plenty of the ball in Turin but weren't able to do much with it as they claimed a nervy win.

  • 6 months
Player Rating

Erling Haaland: Player Rating and performance v Gibraltar

The in-demand Norwegian forward endured a night to forget up against the nation ranked 195th in the world by Fifa.

  • 6 months
Player Ratings

Memphis Depay: Player Rating and performance v Turkey

Barcelona target Memphis Depay was heavily involved as the Netherlands suffered a 4-2 defeat to Turkey in Istanbul.

  • 6 months
Champions League

Bayern Munich 2-1 Lazio Player Ratings: Kimmich and Alaba lead hosts to win

Bayern Munich completed a comfortable aggregate win to move into the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.

  • 6 months
Champions League

Timo Werner: Player rating and performance v Atletico Madrid

Restored to the starting XI by Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge, Timo Werner played a key role in his team's victory.

  • 6 months
Champions League

Liverpool 2-0 RB Leipzig Player Ratings: Thiago and Salah star in convincing Reds win

Mohamed Salah and Thiago Alcantara starred for Liverpool as they cruised into the Champions League quarter-finals.

  • 6 months
Premier League

Man City 5-2 Southampton Player Ratings: De Bruyne and Mahrez star for hosts

Pep Guardiola's side got immediately back to winning ways after derby defeat as they crushed Southampton at the Etihad.

  • 6 months
Copa del Rey

Lionel Messi: Player Rating and performance v Sevilla

The Argentine wasn't quite at his influential best but still managed to shine as Barca progressed to the Copa del Rey final.

  • 6 months
Premier League

Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester United, Player Ratings: Cavani poor, Henderson impresses again

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men slipped further behind local rivals Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

  • 6 months