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Champions League: Tuchel Warns Guardiola ahead of Final against Man City
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Champions League: Tuchel Warns Guardiola ahead of Final against Man City

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has said his team “feels good” about facing Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Champions League final and will beat them again. The Blues edged out City 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final last month. They will face their Premier League rivals again in Istanbul on May 29, for the biggest prize in European club competition. While Tuchel insists their FA Cup victory over City doesn’t give them an upper hand, it does make them confident of a repeat performance. “No [it doesn’t give us] the upper hand, but it gives us a good feeling, it gives us confidence. We played the semi on the edge. They are the benchmark and we wanted to close the gap to Man City. We will need the same level of performance again. It gave us belief, because it is the ...
Champions League: UEFA told to investigate referee after Man City dump PSG out
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Champions League: UEFA told to investigate referee after Man City dump PSG out

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has called on UEFA to investigate claims that referee Bjorn Kuipers swore at his players during their Champions League semi-final defeat to Manchester City. The Ligue 1 side lost 2-0 at the Etihad and 4-1 on aggregate to exit the competition. But after the second leg, Verratti claimed he was sworn at by Kuipers, while Herrera alleged he heard another teammate Leandro Paredes being verbally abused by the Dutch official. “Verratti explained to the TV in an interview. “We need to believe in what they are telling us. “I didn’t hear anything from the touchline. If something is there and it is how they explain, maybe UEFA will investigate the situation. “That is not an excuse. The most important thing is that we’re...
UCL: What Referee told us During 2-0 Loss to Man City – PSG players
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UCL: What Referee told us During 2-0 Loss to Man City – PSG players

  Paris Saint-Germain midfielders Ander Herrera and Marco Verratti have both accused the referee of swearing at them during their Champions League semi-final second leg tie at the Etihad on Tuesday night. The French side went crashing out of the Champions League to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who made it their first final of the competition ever. PSG were reduced to ten men during the game after Angel Di Maria’s mindless stamp on Fernandinho and Ligue 1 champions confronted the referee on numerous occasions as the game turned sour. The French side appeared to be losing their heads in defeat, but the players insist they were provoked by match official, Bjorn Kuipers. Herrera said after the match: ”The referee tonight said f**k off to Leandro Paredes. If we say t...
UCL: Guardiola Reveals what will help Man City Win Champions League
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UCL: Guardiola Reveals what will help Man City Win Champions League

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola says his team will need destiny on their side if they are to win their first ever Champions League trophy. Man City defeated Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 at the Etihad to make it to their first ever ChampionsLeague final on 4 -1 aggregate on Tuesday. They will now face either Chelsea or Real Madrid in the final, as both teams decide the next team to be in the final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The City boss said, “United won [the Champions League] because of John Terry’s slip and in the last minute against Bayern Munich. Real won a title against Atletico in the 93rd minute,” Guardiola told BT Sport. “It’s a competition that is so difficult and something in the stars is involved in that.” Guardiola added: “We beat a team that k...
Man City Breeze Past PSG to Reach First CL final
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Man City Breeze Past PSG to Reach First CL final

Manchester City reached the Champions League final for the first time in their history after Riyad Mahrez's double secured a 2-0 victory (4-1 on aggregate) over 10-man Paris Saint-Germain on a historic night at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola, who reaches the Champions League final for the first time since he won the competition with Barcelona in 2011, will now lead his side against either Chelsea or Real Madrid in the final in Istanbul on Saturday, May 29. But before that, they have domestic matters to attend to and could add the Premier League title to the Carabao Cup they won last month with victory against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, live on Sky Sports (kick off 5.30pm), as they bid to complete a treble. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg at the Parc des Prin...
Euro 2020: UEFA Rules Change, England, Spain, Germany, others to be Affected
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Euro 2020: UEFA Rules Change, England, Spain, Germany, others to be Affected

  UEFA has confirmed that the squads for the upcoming Euro 2020 will be expanded from 23 to 26 players. UEFA made this known in a statement via its website on Tuesday. This means that England, Spain, Germany and other countries will have to register their players before the deadline, June 1. The Euro 2020 will start on June 11 this summer, and the squads must be registered ten days before the competition. “Euro 2020 squads will feature up to 26 players,” UEFA wrote in an official statement. “Squad lists will be submitted on June 1, but teams will be able to make unlimited replacements in case of serious injury or illness before the first match. “Goalkeepers can be replaced ahead of each match.”
Champions League: Real Madrid tipped to beat Chelsea, qualify for final
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Champions League: Real Madrid tipped to beat Chelsea, qualify for final

  Turkish midfielder, Nuri Sahin, has backed his former club Real Madrid to see off Chelsea and qualify for the Champions League final. Both teams played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their semi-final in Madrid. Sahin, a finalist with Borussia Dortmund in 2013, spent a season with Real in 2011/212 and he believes Zinedine Zidane is the king of the competition. “I think it will be an open game, as it was in the first leg. I’m really looking forward to it. “Both sides are in a good moment, I would say. Chelsea are playing really well under Thomas Tuchel, and tactically they play really different. They play maybe the best football tactically right now. You can see that they have a plan, with three at the back. I know the coach and he’s very good tactically. “Bu...
Antonio Double Fires West Ham into Fifth
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Antonio Double Fires West Ham into Fifth

Michail Antonio's first-half double was enough for West Ham to see off Burnley 2-1 in an entertaining encounter, sending the Hammers into fifth. Although West Ham saw good early openings, it was Burnley who went ahead in the 19th minute as Tomas Soucek fouled Chris Wood in the box. The striker fired home the penalty, continuing his trend of goals against West Ham (seven goals in eight Premier League games). But two-and-a-half-minutes later, Europe-chasing West Ham were level when Antonio (21) headed home. The lively forward then added his second soon after (29) as he turned home a superb Said Benrahma cross. Having registered 22 shots throughout the whole game, West Ham could have added more to their tally in the second half, although Burnley's Jay Rodriguez had the best chanc...
EPL Introduces new Laws to Put Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Others in Check
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EPL Introduces new Laws to Put Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Others in Check

  The Premier League has introduced new rules and regulations, which will prevent future attempts to join a breakaway Super League. Six top-flight teams, including Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, announced on April 18 they were joining a new continental competition called the European Super League. However, it all collapsed within 48 hours amid outrage and criticisms. In a bid to prevent another recurrence, the Premier League has now created new laws and a new owners’ charter that all club owners will be required to sign up to committing them to the core principles of the competition. A statement on Monday explained the league is enlisting the support of the Government to bring in “appropriate legislation” and w...
Chelsea: Timo Werner equals Eden Hazard’s record
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Chelsea: Timo Werner equals Eden Hazard’s record

  Chelsea forward, Timo Werner has equalled the club’s former player, Eden Hazard’s record at Stamford Bridge. Werner, who has endured a lot of criticism this season, equalled a record held by Hazard, who currently plays for Real Madrid, in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday. The 25-year-old has come under fire on several occasions this season for missing easy chances, the most recent of which came in Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final first-leg 1-1 draw with Real Madrid last Tuesday. The Germany international failed to get on the scoresheet once again against Fulham, but he did provide the assist for Kai Havertz’s second goal against the visitors. And in doing so, Werner registered his 10th assist in all competitions for the Blues th...
Iheanacho Replaces Kane As Most In-Form Player In Premier League 
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Iheanacho Replaces Kane As Most In-Form Player In Premier League 

This is according to football facts and statistics website whoscored.com. Iheanacho bagged an assist as Leicester held 10-man Southampton to a 1-1 draw at St. Mary, in Friday’s Premier League clash. It was his sixth assist of the season in all competitions for the Foxes. Also, he was involved in Southampton’s goal as he handled the ball inside the box which saw the home team awarded a penalty and was scored by James Ward-Prowse. The assist means he now has nine goal involvement in Leicester’s last six league games. He has scored 17 goals in 37 appearances in every competition in the current campaign.
EPL: Southampton Warned about Iheanacho Ahead of Leicester City clash
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EPL: Southampton Warned about Iheanacho Ahead of Leicester City clash

  Southampton manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl, has warned his players about the threat Kelechi Iheanacho carries, ahead of their Premier League clash on Friday against Leicester City. Iheanacho is in his best form with the Foxes, having previously struggled to establish himself. The Nigerian has been in terrific form for Leicester, scoring 17 goals and providing six assists in 33 appearances across all competitions. “He [Iheanacho] did a good job in the last game. He has one chance and it was a goal, so the rest of the game I didn’t see him to be honest. “You must be always careful, don’t give him the chance in and around the box, he has a very good finish, self-confident at the moment. “Premier League teams have strikers that are strong and they can hurt you,” Hasenhu...
Europa League: Pires Predicts Villarreal, Arsenal clash
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Europa League: Pires Predicts Villarreal, Arsenal clash

  Former Premier League star, Robert Pires, has predicted that Villarreal has a slight advantage to beat Arsenal when both teams clash in today’s Europa League semi-final first-leg tie at the Estadio de la Cerámica. Pires, a former Arsenal and Villarreal star, believes Unai Emery’s experience could play a major role in the two legs. Villarreal had eliminated Slavia Praha from the Europa League last-8, while Mikel Arteta’s side knocked Dinamo Zagreb out of the competition. “I’ve been lucky enough to play for two great teams, such as Arsenal and Villarreal,” Emery told AS. “I was lucky to have the affection of the people and the two clubs, so seeing them now face each other in a semi-final is something special. “It makes me feel strange. I see the situation at Arse...
Man City Fight Back to Stun PSG in First Leg
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Man City Fight Back to Stun PSG in First Leg

Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez were on target as Manchester City pulled off a brilliant second-half comeback to take control of their Champions League semi-final tie against Paris Saint-Germain with a 2-1 win in the first leg. Mauricio Pochettino, who had dumped Pep Guardiola's Man City out at the quarter-final stage with Tottenham in 2019, looked on course to do the same again during the first half, when his PSG skipper Marquinhos headed the hosts into a deserved lead and Kylian Mbappe and Neymar caused all sorts of problems. But City were much improved after the break and, after De Bruyne's cross crept in past Keylor Navas, Mahrez's free-kick flew through the PSG wall and into the net to make it two away goals for City against last season's finalists. Defensive errors from...
UCL: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Result for PSG vs Man City
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UCL: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Result for PSG vs Man City

  Former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted that Manchester City will beat Paris Saint-Germain when both teams clash in tonight’s Champions League semi-final first-leg in Paris. Man City had knocked Borussia Dortmund out of the Champions League quarter-final earlier this month, while PSG eliminated reigning champions, Bayern Munich from the competition. Providing his prediction, Owen told BetVictor, “It’s been far from a vintage spell at home for PSG. The Parisians won 3-1 away to Metz on Saturday. However, they have only been victorious in three of their last eight competitive games at the Parc des Princes. “With another trophy in the bag, Manchester City are really gathering pace. The Citizens have only lost once on their travels i...
Tottenham star, Harry Kane Wins Player of the Year at London Football Awards 2021
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Tottenham star, Harry Kane Wins Player of the Year at London Football Awards 2021

Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has been crowned Premier League Player of the Year at the London Football Awards. The England international, 27, beat off competition from team-mate Heung-Min Son, West Ham duo Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek and Chelsea's Mason Mount to win the award after scoring an impressive 21 goals and 13 assists in the league this season. With five matches remaining, the England captain is leading the race for the Golden Boot with 21 goals and has the most assists in the top-flight with 13. If he maintains both leads, he would be the first player to be complete the double in the Premier League era. Kane's award was one of 10 announced on Tuesday night at a virtual ceremony hosted by Harry Pinero and Alex Scott.
Arsenal Winger, Bukayo Saka Wins Young Player of the Year at 2021 London Football Awards 
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Arsenal Winger, Bukayo Saka Wins Young Player of the Year at 2021 London Football Awards 

Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka has been named Young Player of the Year at the 2021 London Football Awards. The English winger, 19, saw off strong competition from Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Emile Smith Rowe, and Reece James to win the award at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday night, April 27. Accepting his award, the four-cap Three Lions international said: "I'm really happy to win this award. "I want to say a big thank you to everyone for your support and of course another big thank you to everyone who voted for me. "I promise to keep giving my all on the pitch to make you happy and keep you entertained." Saka, who has become a talisman under coach Mikel Arteta is being tipped for a place in the England squad at Euro 2020 in the summer following a brilliant season for club ...
Premier League Announces 23-player Shortlist for Hall of Fame [Full list]
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Premier League Announces 23-player Shortlist for Hall of Fame [Full list]

  The English Premier League, EPL, has announced a shortlist of 23 players who will battle it out to join Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer in the competition’s newly-announced Hall of Fame. On Monday, it was announced that Henry and Shearer – two of the Premier League’s most prolific goal scorers – were the first two inductees. Fans have now been given a chance to vote for the six who will join Henry and Shearer in the class of 2021, and they have 23 players to choose from. Chelsea and Liverpool legends, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, are among those who can be selected. See the full list of 23 players are below: Tony Adams (Arsenal) David Beckham (Man Utd) Dennis Bergkamp (Arsenal) Sol Campbell (Arsenal, Newcastle, Portsmouth, Tottenham) Eric Canton...
UCL: How Chelsea will Approach Real Madrid Clash – Thomas Tuchel
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UCL: How Chelsea will Approach Real Madrid Clash – Thomas Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said that his team will approach their UEFA Champions League, UCL, semi-final first-leg tie against Real Madrid on Tuesday night in Spain with full confidence. Tuchel explained that Chelsea players would go on the offensive against Real Madrid, adding that they will be adventurous against the Zinedine Zidane’s side at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano stadium. Tuchel’s men had eliminated FC Porto from the Champions League last-8 earlier this month, while Real Madrid knocked Liverpool out of the competition. Chelsea head to the match following a 1-0 victory against West Ham in the Premier League over the weekend. “If you arrive in a semi-final, you arrive at pretty much the highest level in European football and to play Real Madrid ...
Iheanacho Voted Leicester’s MOTM After Wonder Goal Vs Crystal Palace
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Iheanacho Voted Leicester’s MOTM After Wonder Goal Vs Crystal Palace

Kelechi Iheanacho has been voted Leicester City’s Man of the Match after his stunning strike secured a hard-fought 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday, rushhoursport.com reports. Leicester announced Iheanacho as the winner on their verified Twitter handle after conclusion of votes by the club’s fans. Iheanacho came first after claiming an overwhelming 87 per cent of the votes while Johnny Evans and Timothy Castagne got seven and five per cents respectively. The in-form striker struck a beautiful curler to make it 2-1 with 10 minutes left in the game against Palace. He has now taken his goals in the Premier League this season to 10 and 17 in all competitions. Leicester maintain their hold on third position on 62 points and four points ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea....
Rio Ferdinand Predicts Winner of Arsenal vs Villarreal, Names club to win Trophy
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Rio Ferdinand Predicts Winner of Arsenal vs Villarreal, Names club to win Trophy

  Rio Ferdinand has predicted the winner of this season’s Europa League competition. Rio Ferdinand also predicted the winner of the games between Manchester United and AS Roma, Arsenal against Villarreal. In Thursday’s semi-finals, Arsenal face LaLiga side Villarreal, while Manchester United tackle Roma. Arsenal’s last shot at securing Champions League football next season rests on them winning this year’s Europa League. But the Gunners head into Thursday’s semi-final first leg on the back of two poor Premier League performances at home to Fulham and Everton. And Ferdinand feels Villarreal will beat Arsenal, while United will defeat Roma and will go on to clinch the trophy. “I think Arsenal go out, man,” he added. “United win the Europa League, I’m saying it h...
Tuchel Fears Eden Hazard’s Return to Pitch ahead of Chelsea, Real Madrid game
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Tuchel Fears Eden Hazard’s Return to Pitch ahead of Chelsea, Real Madrid game

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel says he has discussed with his players, the possibility of Eden Hazard appearing in their next match with Real Madrid. Tuchel said the Belgium international is still a serious threat despite his struggles for Real Madrid. Chelsea travels to Spain for the first leg of the semi-final Champions League clash on Tuesday and Hazard, firmer Blues talisman and record sale, is back from injury. Hazard has struggled since leaving West London, managing just one goal in all competitions last season and only three goals this campaign due to injuries and poor form. Tuchel is in no doubt about the danger the Belgian captain poses and reveals that he has spoken to his players about him. Asked if he has discussed Hazard with Chelsea stars and whet...
Man City Beat Spurs to Claim Carabao Cup Glory
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Man City Beat Spurs to Claim Carabao Cup Glory

Manchester City won the Carabao Cup for a fourth year in a row after Aymeric Laporte steered them to a 1-0 win over Tottenham in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley. In a game dominated by City from first to last - their Expected Goals was 3.63 to Tottenham's 0.06 - the only real surprise was that it took until the 82nd minute for them to get the winner, which took City to a joint-record eighth win in this competition alongside Liverpool - while they also became the second side after the Reds to win this competition for the fourth time in a row. It was also the first leg secured by Pep Guardiola's side of a potential treble this season, with the Premier League looking almost sewn up and a Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain to come. For Spurs, the 13-year wait f...
Irish PM Calls UEFA ‘Out of Order’ Over Euro 2020 Stance
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Irish PM Calls UEFA ‘Out of Order’ Over Euro 2020 Stance

Ireland’s Prime Minister Micheal Martin said Sunday UEFA was “out of order” over its insistence fans must attend Euro 2020 matches, which led it to drop Dublin as a host city. European football’s governing body announced Friday that the Irish capital and Bilbao in Spain would no longer host matches in the delayed competition. The move followed Irish football chiefs and the Basque government saying they were unable to give assurances on minimum spectator levels. The four matches once destined for Dublin three group games and a last-16 tie will now be held in St Petersburg and London, while Seville has stepped in to replace Bilbao. “I thought UEFA were out of order, quite frankly, putting that condition on countries,” Martin told Irish public broadcaster RTE. “To force spect...
Ceferin Confirms UEFA Will Punish Arsenal, Man United
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Ceferin Confirms UEFA Will Punish Arsenal, Man United

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed the 12 clubs involved in last week’s European Super League controversy will be punished. However, Ceferin suggested the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ could be shown greater leniency after they were the first to pull out of plans for the breakaway competition. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all pulled out following furious backlash from across the football world over attempts to create a ‘closed shop’ elite league. But Ceferin compared Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to ‘flat Earthers’ after they tried to cling on to the idea of the Super League, even after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan also pulled out. It is thought that Madrid, Barca and Juve could face the harshest ...
UEFA To Punish Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Madrid Others Over Super League Involvement  
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UEFA To Punish Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Madrid Others Over Super League Involvement  

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed the 12 clubs involved in last week’s European Super League controversy will be punished. However, Ceferin suggested the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ could be shown greater leniency after they were the first to pull out of plans for the breakaway competition. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all pulled out following furious backlash from across the football world over attempts to create a ‘closed shop’ elite league. But Ceferin compared Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to ‘flat Earthers’ after they tried to cling on to the idea of the Super League, even after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan also pulled out. It is thought that Madrid, Barca and Juve could face the harshest ...
Werner Reveals Team-mates’ Prediction as he Ends Chelsea Goal Drought
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Werner Reveals Team-mates’ Prediction as he Ends Chelsea Goal Drought

The Germany international had not scored in 14 games for club or country before his winner at London Stadium Timo Werner says Chelsea team-mates Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham predicted he would score after the German ended his 12-game goal drought with the winner at West Ham. The Germany international converted Ben Chilwell’s low cross in the first half at London Stadium as Thomas Tuchel's side secured a vital win that puts them three points clear of the Hammers in fourth place. It was Werner’s ninth goal in all competitions for Chelsea this season but his first since a 2-0 win over Newcastle in February, with the striker celebrating by pointing to Hudson-Odoi and Abraham on the substitutes' bench. Speaking to Sky Sports , the former RB Leipzig striker said: "I’m ver...
How Werner Dealt a Hammer Blow in Top-four Race
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How Werner Dealt a Hammer Blow in Top-four Race

West Ham's surprise top-four challenge this season will have no doubt strengthened desires for the 'big six' to breakaway to an exclusive European competition, with these two sides arriving on equal points with just six games remaining. Chelsea had some joy down the right early on as Werner turned Mason Mount's cross over the bar from 12 yards, before Christian Pulisic struck Werner's own low centre into the hands of Lukasz Fabianski. Chelsea had all of the ball, as expected, but were shut out by West Ham, who were keen to soak up pressure and counter-attack at every opportunity; in every home game against top-half opposition, David Moyes' side have had less than 40 per cent possession. But Chelsea scored against the run of play in a move started and finished by Werner, who no...
Red-Hot Iheanacho Is Sixth Nigerian To Score 30 Or More Goals In The Premier League
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Red-Hot Iheanacho Is Sixth Nigerian To Score 30 Or More Goals In The Premier League

Kelechi Iheanacho joined the exclusive list of Nigerian players to have scored 30 or more goals in the English Premier League after netting in Leicester City’s 3-0 home win against West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night. Iheanacho scored Leicester City’s third goal of the evening nine minutes before the break after a superb team move. The goal was his ninth in the Premier League this season. The effort also took the Super Eagles striker’s tally to 13 goals in all competitions in 2021. The Nigeria international surpassed his previous record of eight goals in a league season which was achieved after 26 matches in the 2015-16 campaign at Manchester City. The striker has now scored 30 goals in 136 appearances for Leicester City and his former club Manc...
Rodgers Admits In-Form Iheanacho Still Making Too Many Mistakes 
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Rodgers Admits In-Form Iheanacho Still Making Too Many Mistakes 

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho can still improve as he still makes too many mistakes despite his recent scoring form. Iheanacho was on target again as Leicester thrashed West Brom 3-0 on Thursday night to strengthen their top-four ambitions. It was Iheanacho’s 16th goal in 32 appearances in all competitions for Leicester this season. The Foxes are now four points ahead of Chelsea who are currently in fourth position. And as cited by BBC Sport, Rodgers said:“It was a good win, any win is a big win. Our intensity was really good in the first half hour. I wasn’t happy at half time as our passing wasn’t good enough. “I am not thinking about the other teams, we have to think about ourselves. We can only control ourselves. “Jam...
Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Zidane Gives Injury Update on Modric Ahead of UCL clash
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Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Zidane Gives Injury Update on Modric Ahead of UCL clash

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has provided the latest injury update on Midfielder, Luka Modric, ahead of his side’s UEFA Champions League, UCL, semi-final first-leg clash with Chelsea on April 27. Modric missed Real Madrid’s LaLiga 3-0 victory against Cadiz on Wednesday. Providing an update on Modric during his post-match press conference, Zidane said the Croatia international has a back injury. The Frenchman, however, hoped that the 35-year-old would join the rest of the Los Blancos squad soon ahead of the Chelsea clash. “It’s his back,” Zidane said after Real Madrid defeated Cadiz. “But I think it’s only a small thing. I hope we can be back with us soon.” Meanwhile, Real Madrid eliminated Liverpool from the Champions League quarter-final earlier th...
Arteta Reveals Kroenke Family Position after Failed European Super League Plan
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Arteta Reveals Kroenke Family Position after Failed European Super League Plan

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has disclosed that the Kroenke family (the club’s owner) apologized to him and his players over the Gunners’ failed European Super League plan. Arteta stated this on Thursday ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Everton on Friday night at Emirates. Arsenal, along with Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool, were one of the 12 founding members of the European Super League, which was created to replace the Champions League and the Europa League. But after widespread criticisms from fans, pundits, and some key figures in football, all six Premier League clubs announced on Tuesday night that they were withdrawing from the competition. When asked if he and his players have received an apology from the club’s hier...
Real Madrid President, Perez Blames One English club for Collapse of Super League
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Real Madrid President, Perez Blames One English club for Collapse of Super League

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has pointed fingers at an unnamed Premier League club, for the collapse of the European Super League idea. As at Wednesday, eight of the 12 clubs that signed up for the breakaway competition, announced they were pulling out. The Premier League’s Big Six – Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea – were all involved. And Perez has said one of them initiated the pull out. “Someone in the English group didn’t have a lot of interest, and that became contagious. “One of them was never convinced… [The English clubs] left because of the atmosphere. UEFA put on a show. It was like we let off an atomic bomb. “Perhaps we haven’t presented and explained it well, but they haven’t given us the op...
Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, City, others to bring Celtic, Rangers to English Premier League
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Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, City, others to bring Celtic, Rangers to English Premier League

  The so-called ‘big six’ clubs in the Premier League want to bring Scottish Premier League sides, Celtic and Rangers into English football’s top-flight. The top six are demanding a massive overhaul of the EPL following the collapse of the European Super League. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham were forced into withdrawing their involvements from Super League following passionate opposition from fans, players and governing bodies. But in the statements of withdrawal from the controversial competition, the clubs stressed a need for changes and reforms to the sport. The Sun, UK, reports that the big six are making a next move to form new British league, which will see Celtic and Rangers join the English Premier League clubs...
Wenger Explains What EPL will do to Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea after Super League Collapses
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Wenger Explains What EPL will do to Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea after Super League Collapses

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has claimed that “damage” has been done between the ‘top six’ clubs and the 14 other Premier League teams, as the proposed European Super League falls apart. Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have all pulled out of the breakaway competition, in less than 48hours since they announced they were part of it The ‘top six’ had been threatened by the UEFA and the Premier League, as they forged ahead with their plans for the Super League. With their u-turn, Wenger feels something has already been broken. “The damage that has been done between clubs in the Premier League will be difficult to repair. “Every suggestion from the six clubs who wanted to join the Super League will now be very ha...
Tottenham Sacked Mourinho Amids Fears 10 Players Could Dump Club this Summer
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Tottenham Sacked Mourinho Amids Fears 10 Players Could Dump Club this Summer

  Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, decided to fire Jose Mourinho in the fear that up to 10 first-team players would push to leave this summer if he remained in charge, according to Eurosport. Mourinho was sacked on Monday after 17 months in charge of the north London club. It is understood Levy took the decision because he didn’t want to lose his ‘dream team’ of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Gareth Bale at the end of this season. Spurs are desperate to keep striker Kane, but the England captain is attracting a lot of interest already. The player has insisted he will not make a decision after the Euro 2020 competition. Levy is also a big fan of Alli, despite the midfielder failing to hit top form in the last two seasons. Alli endured a frosty relationship with Mo...
Wenger Gives Reasons Super League Collapsed after all EPL Clubs Withdrew
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Wenger Gives Reasons Super League Collapsed after all EPL Clubs Withdrew

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said he is not shocked by the impending collapse of the proposed European Super League. The Frenchman also slammed the Premier League’s ‘big six’ for agreeing to the breakaway competition. The announcement of a new Super League that had 12 founding clubs, has been met with outrage and opposition, since the announcement was made on Sunday. The resistance appears to have triggered a climbdown from many of the clubs involved in less than 48 hours. Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester City are preparing documents to withdraw from the Super League, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are also set to walk away and Manchester United chairman Ed Woodward has resigned following the backlash. Wenger, who is FIFA’s chief of global footbal...
UEFA Reacts as Man City Pull out of Super League
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UEFA Reacts as Man City Pull out of Super League

  UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has expressed his delight after Manchester City pulled out of the European Super League. City only announced their intention to join the breakaway league on Sunday night. But within 48 hours, they became the first club to formally announce their exit. For Ceferin, who has been fighting tooth and nail to keep the Champions League as Europe’s premier club competition, it is a major victory. After City released a statement announcing “procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League”, Ceferin declared his intent to work with the club “for a better future” after admitting “a mistake”. He added that “City are a real asset for the game and I am delighted to be working with them for a better future ...
ESL: All Six Premier League Teams Withdraw From Competition
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ESL: All Six Premier League Teams Withdraw From Competition

All six Premier League teams involved in the European Super League have formally withdrawn from the competition. Manchester City were the first club to formally pull out after Chelsea had signalled their intent to do so by preparing documentation to withdraw. The other four sides - Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham - have all now followed suit The 12-team Super League was announced on Sunday to widespread condemnation. Manchester City confirmed they have "formally enacted the procedures to withdraw" from the Super League. Liverpool said their involvement in the proposed breakaway league "has been discontinued". Manchester United said they had "listened carefully to the reaction from our fans, the UK government and other key stakeholders" in making thei...
BREAKING: Abramovich to pull Chelsea out of European Super League
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BREAKING: Abramovich to pull Chelsea out of European Super League

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has taken steps to pull the club out of the proposed European Super League. Forbes reports that Abramovich has taken the decision based on the negative global reaction about the breakaway competition. On Monday Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, joined AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid in committing to the plans. However, it was widely rumoured that Chelsea were one of two Premier League clubs who had agreed reluctantly. A source at the club said: “The club is preparing to pull out. “Roman’s involvement with the club has never been about money, it has always been about the community and [the] fans. This is not what we want.”
Super League: Klopp Rules Out Stepping Down as Liverpool manager
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Super League: Klopp Rules Out Stepping Down as Liverpool manager

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has insisted he will not walk away from his job, despite not supporting the club’s decision to join a proposed European Super League. The Reds are one of the 12 clubs set to launch their own breakaway competition. Klopp and his players were booed by fans ahead of Monday’s Premier League game at Leeds on Monday night. Speaking after the 1-1 draw at Elland Road, Klopp insisted he would remain in charge of Liverpool as long as he was wanted. “I’m here as a football manager. I will do that as long as people let me do that. I heard today that I will resign or whatever. “I feel responsible for the team, responsible for the club and for the relationship we have with our fans. “It’s a very tough time, but I will try to help to sort i...
UEFA Can’t Stop Semi-finals,Ban Players from World Cup – Real Madrid Chief, Perez
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UEFA Can’t Stop Semi-finals,Ban Players from World Cup – Real Madrid Chief, Perez

  Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez has waved aside any possibility of UEFA imposing sanctions on the 12 clubs in the European Super League. Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United alongwith Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan had on Sunday evening, announced a breakaway from UEFA. They set up a new competition to rival the Champions League and Europa League with none of the founding members able to be relegated and just five ‘open’ slots for other clubs. UEFA had warned that any player from the Super League would be banned from playing international games, insisting that FIFA is also against the new league. However, Real Madrid chief, Perez, who is appointed as the first Chairman...
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Warns that Players Involved in the European Super League Could be Banned from Playing Champions league & the World Cup
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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Warns that Players Involved in the European Super League Could be Banned from Playing Champions league & the World Cup

UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin has stated that clubs and players involved in the proposed breakaway European Super League could be banned 'as soon as possible' from all of its competitions and the World Cup. Addressing an emergency meeting on Monday, April 19, after 12 of Europe's top clubs announced the European super league the European Super League, Ceferin launched a scathing attack on the plan, which could change the game of football forever. Ceferin has now refused to rule out that players could be banned from the Euros. When asked about when the ban would begin, he said: 'I do not know when.' 'We're still assessing with our legal team but we will take all the sanctions that we can and we will inform you as soon we can,' he said. 'My opinion is that as soon as pos...
UEFA to Approve new Champions League Format on Monday
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UEFA to Approve new Champions League Format on Monday

  UEFA’s executive committee are expected to give a final approval to a new 36-team Champions League format on Monday. The new format is expected to kick-off from 2024. A decision had been delayed due to some clubs within the European Club Association (ECA) demanding a greater say on commercial matters for the new competition. However, after meetings between the ECA board and UEFA’s club competitions committee on Friday, the path has now been cleared. UEFA will also take a final decision on host venues for Euro 2020. Bilbao, Dublin and Munich the three yet to be confirmed of the original 12. The Champions League executive committee will vote on whether to get rid of the current group system – where 32 teams are split into eight groups of four – and replace it wit...
European Super League: Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Utd, Real Madrid drag FIFA to court
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European Super League: Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Utd, Real Madrid drag FIFA to court

The 12 European clubs that have decided to form a Super League, have informed FIFA and UEFA that they are already pursuing legal action, to bar them from taking action intended to thwart the launch of the breakaway competition. This was contained in a letter obtained on Monday by The Associated Press. The letter was sent to FIFA President Gianni Infantino and his UEFA counterpart Aleksander Ceferin. UEFA had warned the Super League clubs, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United, that they would be barred from domestic competitions like La Liga in Spain and the Premier League in England, as well as international competitions. “We are concerned that FIFA and UEFA may respond to this invitation letter by seeking to take punitive measures to exclude any...
European Super League: Man United Give Reasons for Breaking away From UEFA
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European Super League: Man United Give Reasons for Breaking away From UEFA

Manchester United’s Co-Chairman Joel Glazer has defended the club’s decision to join others in a breakaway from UEFA. According to Glazer, the new Super League will “open a new chapter for European football”. Manchester United are one of 12 founding members of the new breakaway league, which many pundits have described as a declaration of war on football. The group of renegade European giants announced on Sunday that they had created a new competition to rival the Champions League. Other Premier League clubs in this new league are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid joining from Spain and Juventus, AC Milan and Inter representing Serie A. Despite threats from UEFA, Premier League, FA, Serie A, and LaLiga...
Super League: Format of new European Competition Revealed
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Super League: Format of new European Competition Revealed

  The format for the new European Super League has emerged. 12 football biggest clubs, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid from Spain; Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal from England; and Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan, had on Sunday night announced a new competition which will abolish the Champions League. The clubs, headed by Real Madrid’s President, Florentino Perez, defiled several threats from UEFA and their leagues governing bodies to announce the new competition last night. The format include: 1. 20 participating clubs with 15 Founding Clubs and a qualifying mechanism for a further five teams to qualify annually based on achievements in the prior season. 2. Midweek fixtures with all participating...
BREAKING: Super League: 12 football biggest clubs break away from UEFA, announce new competition
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BREAKING: Super League: 12 football biggest clubs break away from UEFA, announce new competition

  The creation of the European Super League has been officially announced. Twelve of football’s biggest clubs in Europe confirmed defied threats from their league and UEFA, announcing they have formed a new breakaway league, with each side set to immediately receive a share of £3billion. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham had all declared as members of the new league. In Spain, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have all joined while Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan joined from Italy. Yesterday, managements of the Serie A, Premier League and LaLiga met with UEFA to release a statement where they vowed to do everything in their power to block the breakaway, including banning clubs from playing in domestic competiti...
Sir Alex Ferguson slams idea of Super League, speaks on Man Utd’s involvement
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Sir Alex Ferguson slams idea of Super League, speaks on Man Utd’s involvement

  Former Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, has said the idea of a breakaway European Super League, would be a departure from 70 years of football history. According to the Scot, fans love the Champions League as it is. There are reports that about 15 of Europe’s biggest clubs are in talks to launch a breakaway league. The league which is planned to start in the 2023/2024 season, already has a $6 billion (£4.3bn) fund backing the project. “Talk of a Super League is a move away from 70 years of European club football,” Ferguson told Reuters. “Both as a player for a provincial team Dunfermline in the 60s and as a manager at Aberdeen winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup, for a small provincial club in Scotland it was like climbing Mount Everest. “Everton ...
10 Year Old Stephanie Onusiriuka wins Best Overall Gymnast in Nigeria
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10 Year Old Stephanie Onusiriuka wins Best Overall Gymnast in Nigeria

Stephanie Competed in the National Sports Festival Edo 2020,She won 1 Gold, 2 Silvers and 1 Bronze. Making her the youngest Gymnast to win a Gold Medal in the National sports Festival. Stephanie's aim is to compete at the Olympics and win Several Gold medals. Stephanie has Training tours in South Africa, Sychelles and Usa..She also has several international competition lined up for her this Spring break. Stephanie took part in Simone biles handstand Challenge,She beat Simone Biles to her handstand Challenge;Stephanie finished in 18 Seconds; While Simone Biles finished in 44 Seconds @stephanie_gymnast10

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