Stanway signs new Bayern Munich deal

England Women midfielder Georgia Stanway has extended her contract with Bayern Munich until 2026.

The 24-year-old joined the German side in May last year after leaving Manchester City.

Stanway, who helped Bayern to Frauen-Bundesliga glory last season, has scored 10 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions for the Bavarians.

She told the club’s official website: “It feels like home here for me, which is very important for me. This here is the best place for me, and I see my future here. The chance to extend at Bayern, and the fact the club also wants to, is a great honour.

“As a footballer and professional sportsperson, you’re here to assert yourself, and we as a team are here to win. I think that’s a given. I’m very driven and will do everything I can to help the team, both on and off the pitch.”

Stanway is one of Bayern’s three captains this season alongside Glodis Perla Viggosdottir and Sarah Zadrazi.

She added: “My favourite moment of last season was definitely winning the title.

“The week before the final league game was definitely the longest week ever. And then to finally play against Potsdam and then score a goal in the first minute – it was a great feeling.

“Holding the trophy aloft at the end was something special. When you get a taste for it, you definitely want it more.”

Georgia Stanway was in midfield for England as they were beaten 1-0 by Spain in the World Cup final on August 20
Stanway helped England win the Euros last year

Stanway has also won silverware at international level with England having lifted the Euros last year.

She was also part of the Lionesses squad that finished as runners-up to Spain at this summer’s World Cup.

Bayern head coach Alexander Straus added: “Georgia is still young and will become even more important to our team than she already is.

“She has grown into a leadership position within our team over the last year. I think everyone could see how important she was to us.

“We believe in Georgia, and I’m pleased that Georgia also believes in our team and our mission.”

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Kane hat-trick helps Bayern thrash Bochum

Harry Kane’s hat-trick saw Bayern Munich thrash Bochum 7-0 at the Allianz Arena as the Bundesliga champions went top of the table.

The England striker netted with two close-range finishes at the start and end of the game, adding a second from the spot in between to take his tally for the Bavarians to seven goals in the Bundesliga.

Kane also set up two more goals either side of half-time for Leroy Sane and substitute Mathys Tel, while striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, with the opener, and defender Matthijs de Ligt also got on the scoresheet.

As a result, Thomas Tuchel’s side went top of the table, while the visitors are in 14th place.

How Kane’s treble sent Bayern top of the Bundesliga

The England captain, who became the Bundesliga’s most expensive transfer ever when he joined the German champions this season for €100m, struck his first goal after benefiting from a lucky bounce in the 13th minute.

Choupo-Moting had tapped in for a fourth-minute lead from a perfectly timed Kingsley Coman assist.

The hosts quickly killed off the game with two more goals before the break.

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Watch Harry Kane’s best bits as the England captain starred in Bayern’s emphatic victory

De Ligt powered in a header in the 29th minute and Kane sent Sane through with a superb assist in the 38th for their fourth goal, as Bayern outclassed their opponents.

Kane made sure of a club record when he scored with a 54th-minute penalty before Coman hit the woodwork on the hour.

Substitute Tel made it half a dozen in the 82nd minute from yet another Kane assist, before the England striker’s clever flick in the final minute completed his first Bundesliga hat-trick and put an end to Bochum’s miserable afternoon.

“We played quickly, with a lot of fluidity,” Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel said. “It was a deserved win and a successful day.

Harry Kane celebrates his first goal of the game
Kane celebrates his first goal of the game for Bayern

“The way we approached the game was top. We never let off and that was important and a clear step forward. It was a great team effort.”

Meanwhile, Kane himself was delighted with both his own and the team’s display.

“We played well today and had the right mentality,” he said. “We made it look easy and had so much speed with the ball.

“Everyone was in top form today, it felt very good. I’m getting to know the team better with every game and things are going very well for me and for the team.”

What’s next?

Bayern travel to SC Preussen Munster in the first round of the German Cup on Tuesday (7.45pm), before both sides return to Bundesliga action next weekend as Munich travel to RB Leipzig in a game you can see live on Sky Sports (5.30pm), and Bochum host Borussia Monchengladbach (2.30pm).

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Kane nets first Bayern CL goal to beat depleted Man Utd

Harry Kane scored his first Champions League goal for Bayern Munich as they beat a depleted Manchester United 4-3 in their Group A opener, with three goals in the final six minutes.

The build-up to a famous European tie had focused on Kane’s past transfer links to Man Utd, although the England captain maintained Bayern was always the right destination for him after leaving Tottenham.

But there was still a sliver of irony as he dispatched from the penalty spot for his first Champions League goal for the German side, given after a chaotic and controversial VAR review for a Christian Eriksen handball.

It came shortly after Rasmus Hojlund’s first Manchester United goal (49), which was taken well by the 20-year-old on his own European debut for his new club.

The game looked to be heading towards a comfortable 3-1 win for Bayern, but a topsy turvy final six minutes showed Man Utd have some fight left in them yet. Casemiro (88, 90+5) scored twice, either side of a Mathys Tel fourth for the hosts.

The signs of life will be welcome after – as has often been the case this season – Man Utd created their own problems in defence in the first half. They have now conceded two or more goals in five consecutive matches for the first time since 2001.

It was an Andre Onana howler that saw Leroy Sane (28) open for Bayern, before a fine Serge Gnabry (32) finish doubled the hosts’ lead.

The Bundesliga champions go top of Group A after Galatasaray and Copenhagen drew 2-2 earlier on Wednesday. Man Utd sit bottom of the group after one game.

More to follow.

What’s next?

Manchester United look to kick-start their Premier League season at Burnley on Saturday night. Kick-off 8pm. United play Galatasaray in their next Champions League Group A fixture on Tuesday October 3. Kick-off 8pm.

Bayern Munich host VfL Bochum in the Bundesliga on Saturday at 2.30pm. Their next Champions League fixture sees them visit Copenhagen on October 3. Kick-off 8pm.

Spurs will have first refusal to buy back Kane

Daniel Levy has confirmed Tottenham will have first refusal to re-sign Harry Kane from Bayern Munich.

Kane joined the German club for £100m in the summer transfer window, with Spurs not wanting to risk the possibility of losing the England captain on a free transfer next summer.

Levy, who came under fire from Tottenham supporters for letting Kane go, was asked by at a fans’ forum on Tuesday night if the club had a buy-back clause on the England striker.

The Tottenham chairman replied: “Of course.” Levy did not go into any further detail on the manner and figures relating to that buy-back option.

Upon announcing his departure from Tottenham at the beginning of August, Kane appeared to refuse to rule out a return to the club in the future.

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Harry Kane expresses his gratitude towards Tottenham fans as he bids farewell to the club after signing a contract with Bayern Munich

“It’s not a goodbye as you never know how things pan out in the future,” he said. “It [this farewell message] is a thank you and I will see you soon.”

Kane has been in red-hot form for Bayern since making the switch to the Bundesliga champions, scoring four goals in his opening four matches.

The striker makes his Champions League debut for Bayern on Wednesday night as they host Manchester United at the Allianz Arena. United were understood to be one of the other clubs targeting Kane earlier this summer.

‘Spurs will have first refusal on Kane’

Sky Sports News reporter Paul Gilmour in Munich:

“This is something Daniel Levy was asked about at a fans’ forum. He was asked ‘is there a buy-back clause’ and he replied: “Of course.”

“It’s essentially Tottenham having the first option to re-sign Harry Kane if he ever does come back to the Premier League. It’s something similar to what they had in the Gareth Bale deal to Real Madrid.

“If another English club comes in with a bid for Kane at any point during his Bayern Munich career, and Bayern accept that bid, then Tottenham will be given first refusal to match that offer.

“It would then be up to Kane on whether he would come back to Tottenham.”

Levy on Conte, Mourinho and why he hired Postecoglou

Antonio Conte (right) has suffered the same fae as Jose Mourinho at Tottenham
Antonio Conte (right) has suffered the same fae as Jose Mourinho at Tottenham

Levy also addressed why he chose to hire current Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou – hinting at a change of direction from hiring “trophy managers” to focusing solely on the style of football.

“Ange is a normal bloke and it is wonderful to have a normal conversation with him,” he said. “He was very direct, honest and I like someone who tells it to me how it is. Not someone who plays games or says one thing to me and says something to someone else. Not talking about anyone in particular!

“This club needed to go back to its roots. There was a lot of pressure on me to bring in a good name, but I wanted to bring the club back to its DNA, who would bring attacking football, that would give young players a chance and believe in the academy, build a relationship with the fans, understand the resources we do and don’t have as a club and be part of a team. Ange is a breath of fresh air.”

Levy also addressed the failings of Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho – who were those “trophy managers” – and says both coaches were good managers, but not the right fit for Tottenham.

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The Football Show team explain how Ange Postecoglou has transformed Tottenham with his attacking brand of football

“I want to win just as much as everyone else,” the Tottenham chairman added. “[There was a] frustration of not winning and the pressure from maybe some players and from a large element of the fanbase of: ‘we need to win, spend money, have a big manger, a big name’ affected me.

“We had gone through a period of where we almost won with Mauricio (Pochettino), we had some very good times. We didn’t quite get there and we were close. We had a change in strategy of: ‘lets bring in a trophy manager’. We did it twice – and you have to learn from the mistakes.

“They’re great managers, but maybe not for this club. For what we want, we want to play a certain way. And if that means it takes a bit longer to win, that may be the right thing for us. That’s why bringing Ange in was the right decision.”

Kane: I’m still following Spurs

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Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane hails Tottenham’s strong Premier League start and says he’ll always keep an eye on his former side

Despite Kane’s departure, Tottenham have made an impressive start under new head coach Ange Postecoglou this season and are unbeaten in the Premier League with four wins to sit second.

Spurs travel to north London rivals Arsenal on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports (kick-off 2pm), and Kane insists he will keep an eye on his former club’s results for the rest of his life.

“Fantastic start – I am always keeping an eye on them and think I will keep an eye on Tottenham for the rest of my life,” Kane said.

“I am really happy to see the team playing the way they are and, of course, to see their fans happy as well is a great thing.

“I am sure they will be excited to keep that up. They have a massive game coming up (against Arsenal on Sunday), so for sure I will see how they get on over the course of the season.”

Kane on Man Utd links: Bayern the right choice

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Harry Kane admits there were talks between a number of clubs for his signature during the summer, but he insists he’s very happy he chose Bayern Munich

Kane maintains Bayern Munich always felt like the right choice for his next club as the England striker prepares to face Man Utd in the Champions League.

“Obviously, over the summer I know there were some talks between a few clubs in the background, but Bayern were a team I was really interested and excited by,” the England captain said ahead of Wednesday night’s Group A opener at the Allianz Arena.

“There were not too many other discussions once they came in. It was between them and Tottenham to talk and then the deal got done.

“My focus is on here. Manchester United are a great club, a really big club as well. I just decided to come here and am really happy I have.”