Friday, January 28

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Burnley and Palace Draw in six-goal Thriller
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Burnley and Palace Draw in six-goal Thriller

Christian Benteke scored twice and Maxwel Cornet produced a stunning volley as Crystal Palace and Burnley played out a 3-3 draw in a thrilling clash in wet and windy conditions at Turf Moor. Benteke's deflected strike gave Palace the lead (8) before a powerful Ben Mee header (19) and Chris Wood's glancing effort (27) put the hosts in front. Benteke led the Palace response with his second goal in the 36th minute before Marc Guehi scored his first senior goal on the stroke of half-time (42). But Cornet would get his fifth Clarets goal on his sixth Premier League start with a spectacular volley into the top corner to make it 3-3 (49). Substitute Matej Vydra had a chance to win it for Burnley deep into injury-time, but his scuffed attempt in a one-on-one was brilliantly stopped by...
Chilwell goal and Mendy heroics earn Chelsea win at Brentford
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Chilwell goal and Mendy heroics earn Chelsea win at Brentford

Ben Chilwell's first-half strike sent Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win at Brentford, thanks in large part to Edouard Mendy's late heroics. Bryan Mbeumo hit the post for Brentford in the first half, while Timo Werner missed two fine chances for the visitors, but Chelsea went into the break ahead through Chilwell's half volley from just inside the area (45), his third goal in three games for club and country. Mbeumo hit the post again in the second half before Mendy saved brilliantly three times late on, first from sub Saman Ghoddos, then with his face from Pontus Jansson at point-blank range, before tipping over Christian Norgaard's stunning overhead kick in stoppage time. After wins for Liverpool and Man City earlier on Saturday, the pressure was on...
Brentford stun West Ham as Wissa strikes late
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Brentford stun West Ham as Wissa strikes late

Yoane Wissa scored a dramatic late winner for Brentford as they beat West Ham 2-1 and continued their impressive start to Premier League life. It was hard to know who were the newly-promoted side and who were playing in Europe as Brentford pummelled West Ham in the first half, grabbing a deserved lead when Bryan Mbeumo's strike was awarded by the goal-line technology on 20 minutes. West Ham responded after the break and Jarrod Bowen's pure, half-volleyed finished drew them level with 10 minutes remaining. An assault on the Bees' goal was expected but, led by Pontus Jansson, the visitors managed the situation and created one last chance for themselves when Jansson's header was saved and the rebound was brilliantly hammered home by Wissa. The win means Brentford head into the...
Lukaku and Kovacic take Chelsea to victory over Villa
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Lukaku and Kovacic take Chelsea to victory over Villa

Romelu Lukaku and Mateo Kovacic scored their first Stamford Bridge goals for Chelsea as the Blues beat Aston Villa 3-0 to move level on points with Manchester United at the top of the early Premier League table. On his second home debut for the club Lukaku was brilliantly clinical to finish after Kovacic's through ball on 15 minutes and, after the break, the Croatian pounced on a poor Tyrone Mings back pass (49) to net his own maiden home goal for the club. Villa had dominated in between those two goals, forcing Edouard Mendy into a string of fine first-half saves, while Ollie Watkins was denied by a crucial Thiago Silva block when he took it around the goalkeeper. However, after Mings' gift, the hosts - while still not at their best - found a measure of control and Lukaku stretche...
Tokyo 2020: Adekuroye Confident Of Podium Finish
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Tokyo 2020: Adekuroye Confident Of Podium Finish

Reigning Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye says she is not under any form of pressure ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan, and remains confident of claiming a historic gold medal for Nigeria in wrestling. The 3-time World Championships medalist Adekuoroye and four other Nigerian wrestlers will be attempting to do what none of their compatriots have been able to do at the Games previously – winning an Olympic medal. Having established herself globally as one of the best wrestlers in the 57kg category, expectations are high that the 27-year-old would deliver Nigeria’s first-ever wrestling medal in Tokyo. Such expectations usually come with pressure, however, the 6-time African champion says she is physically and mentally ready for the Games, adding that she enjoys a...
Intense Scotland Battle to Draw with Sluggish England
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Intense Scotland Battle to Draw with Sluggish England

A fired-up Scotland side battled to a deserved 0-0 draw in an edgy, intriguing and thrilling renewal of their rivalry with England at a rain-soaked Wembley at Euro 2020 on Friday night. After losing to Czech Republic in their opener, Steve Clarke's side could not afford another slip-up and stormed into their second tournament meeting with England, rattling the confidence Gareth Southgate's team had built from their win over Croatia. It could have been even better for the visitors had Che Adams not passed up three good chances, Jordan Pickford brilliantly saved Stephen O'Donnell's volley, or Reece James not crucially headed away a Lyndon Dykes shot off the line. England hit the post in the first half, when John Stones should have done better with a header from a corner, but wer...
Liverpool Leapfrog Leicester With vital Burnley Win
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Liverpool Leapfrog Leicester With vital Burnley Win

Liverpool's late surge for Champions League football gathered more pace as they leapfrogged Leicester into fourth place with a hard-fought 3-0 victory at Burnley. Roberto Firmino's sixth away goal of the season gave the visitors the lead at the end of a pulsating opening half at Turf Moor, which hosted fans for the first time in more than 14 months. Nat Phillips' first Liverpool goal and substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first of the season sealed a vital fourth successive league win for Jurgen Klopp's side, which leaves a top-four finish in their hands. Burnley more than played their part in an entertaining contest, but had nothing to show for their efforts as they succumbed to a 10th home league game without a win, with Phillips brilliantly clearing James Tarkowski's head...
Liverpool Beat Man Utd in Thriller to Reignite Top-four bid
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Liverpool Beat Man Utd in Thriller to Reignite Top-four bid

Liverpool breathed new life into their bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League after a 4-2 victory in their re-scheduled game at Manchester United. The initial match on May 2 was called off as anti-Glazer protestors got into Old Trafford and onto the pitch, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team were stuck at the team hotel. United fans were once again protesting outside the ground against the Glazer family ahead of kick-off, but there were no repeats of the scenes of earlier this month. With both teams safely inside the ground, focus could turn to events on the pitch and United took an early lead when Bruno Fernandes' shot was deflected into his own net by Nat Phillips. However, Liverpool, who also had a penalty overturned after a pitchside review by referee An...
Kai Havertz Names Top Player in Chelsea Team after 2-0 win Over Fulham
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Kai Havertz Names Top Player in Chelsea Team after 2-0 win Over Fulham

  Chelsea forward, Kai Havertz has identified teammate, Mason Mount as a ‘top player’ after starring in their Premier League victory over Fulham. Havertz and Mount combined brilliantly in the first half to give Thomas Tuchel’s side an early lead at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Before the game yesterday, Havertz had only scored two league goals for Chelsea but doubled his tally for the season in the 2-0 win. After the game, the Germany international was asked about Mount and the 21-year-old said, “He has a lot of quality on the ball. He’s a very good player. “He’s my age so I played against him four or five years ago for the national team, so I always knew about his quality. It’s good to play with him. “I think he’s a top guy and a top player so it’s easy to play ...
VINCENT KOMPANY LEAVES MANCHESTER CITY
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VINCENT KOMPANY LEAVES MANCHESTER CITY

Vincent Kompany played his last game for Manchester City in Saturday’s FA Cup final victory over Watford. The defender has decided to call time on his 11-year association with the Club having won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields. In total, he has played 360 times, scoring 20 goals. Paying tribute to Kompany's huge contribution to the Club's success, City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "There have been many important contributors to Manchester City’s renaissance, but arguably none are more important than Vincent Kompany. "He defines the essence of the club. For a decade he has been the lifeblood, the soul, and beating heart of a supremely talented squad. "A booming voice in the dressing room yet a quiet and measured am...

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