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Crystal Palace boss Vieira impressed by Ghana prospect Rak-Sakyi

The Eagles boss is happy with the performances of the 18-year-old winger in pre-season England-born of Ghanaian descent Jesurun Rak-Sakyi has earned praise from Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira after impressing in a pre-season friendly fixture. Largely a member of Palace's academy side, the 18-year-old was on target in what ended in a 2-2 draw with Charlton Athletic on Wednesday. He was deployed on the right-wing in the starting XI, alongside academy colleague Malachi Boateng, another England-born player of Ghanaian descent.  
Man Utd can Lose Title in first seven games – Solskjaer admits
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Man Utd can Lose Title in first seven games – Solskjaer admits

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has urged his players to start the 2021/2022 Premier League season strongly, in order to avoid a repeat of last year. United lost three of their first six fixtures last term, including a defeat on the opening day to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. After beginning pre-season with a 2-1 win against Derby County on Sunday, Solskjaer has said he will be focusing on naming strong lineups in the remaining friendlies. “There’ll probably be less and less for the kids – that’s just the way it goes. We have to start better than last season. We didn’t get off to a decent start at all and now it’s the first one under the belt. “I think the Premier League is more competitive [than it used to be]. We had [when I was a player] may...
Olise to Crystal Palace: Can Nigerian wonderkid make his mark under Vieira?
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Olise to Crystal Palace: Can Nigerian wonderkid make his mark under Vieira?

We’re none the wiser as to how Patrick Vieira’s time at the club will pan out, but their latest arrival indicates it will be all shades of fun If you have a half-hour to spare or some time to pass, a highly recommended activity would be watching Michael Olise play football. One YouTube search could leave you all smiles at the sheer ease with which the 19-year-old glides past his marker. One moment you have him in your sights and the next he’s slithered past, leaving even the covering defender in his wake. Reading were undoubted beneficiaries of the maverick’s talent, but his move to Crystal Palace means the returning supporters at Selhurst Park ought to have loads of fun next season.i
Chelsea agree Guehi sale to Crystal Palace
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Chelsea agree Guehi sale to Crystal Palace

The highly-rated defender, who spent last season on loan at Swansea, is crossing London to link up with the Eagles Chelsea have agreed a deal with Crystal Palace for Marc Guehi, Goal can confirm, with the promising defender heading for the exits at Stamford Bridge. The England U21 international spent the 2020-21 campaign with Championship side Swansea, allowing him to see regular game time. He caught the eye while in South Wales and will now get the chance to test himself on a Premier League stage with the Eagles.
EPL: Chelsea sell defender to London rivals for £20m
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EPL: Chelsea sell defender to London rivals for £20m

Chelsea have agreed a £20million deal with Crystal Palace for Marc Guehi, Goal reports. The England U21 defender spent the 2020/2021 season with Championship side, Swansea, which allowed him to get regular game time. Guehi is undergoing a medical with Palace and will sign a five-year contract with the South London club. Chelsea are willing to let the Ivory Coast-born star go, as they are already well-stocked at centre-half. The Blues have, however, included a sell-on clause within the terms agreed with their domestic rivals. They also have the option to match any offer tabled in future transfer talks.
Michael Olise: Crystal Palace sign ex-Reading winger
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Michael Olise: Crystal Palace sign ex-Reading winger

The France youth international of Nigerian descent has joined the Selhurst Park giants from Madejski Stadium Crystal Palace have announced the signing of Michael Olise from EFL Championship side Reading. The 19-year-old winger joins the Eagles on a five-year contract which will keep him at Selhurst Park until 2026. With this, the highly-rated teenager becomes Patrick Vieira’s first signing since his appointment as Palace’s permanent manager.
Palace Grab Olise for £8m
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Palace Grab Olise for £8m

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Reading forward Michael Olise for £8m. Olise, 19, is Patrick Vieira’s first signing since becoming Palace manager on Sunday. He played a major role for Reading last season, scoring seven goals in 46 games, and was named EFL Young Player of the season. “It’s a great club and I’m very excited to be here,” the France Under-18 international said. Speaking about the move, Olise said, “It’s a big moment – Premier League football. It’s a great club and I’m very excited to be here. Good players, a good manager, so I’m ready to start.” The EFL star is left footed and is predominately played behind the striker, but is equally adept when deployed on the right wing cutting inside onto his stronger foot. The young midfielder was one of Reading’s stan...
Patrick Vieira Appointed new Crystal Palace manager
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Patrick Vieira Appointed new Crystal Palace manager

  Patrick Vieira has been named Crystal Palace’s new manager on a three-year contract. The Premier League side wanted a new boss in charge ahead of Monday’s return to pre-season training. Talks continued throughout the week, even though an initial agreement was reached on Tuesday. Palace wanted to appoint a manager with Premier League experience, but with time running out and a number of players contemplating their contractual situations, the club decided to speed up the appointment. “I am really excited to have this opportunity to return to the Premier League, and manage this great football club, as we begin a new chapter together,” said Vieira. “It is a project that is really appealing to me, having spoken a lot with the Chairman and Sporting Director about the...
EPL 2020/2021: Full list of Chelsea games as Premier League announces fixtures
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EPL 2020/2021: Full list of Chelsea games as Premier League announces fixtures

  Chelsea’s first fixture of the 2020/2021 Premier League campaign is against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. The game will be played on Saturday, August 14 and the kick-off time is 3 pm. The first away fixture of the Champions League holders next season comes the following week against London rivals Arsenal. Thomas Tuchel’s men finished in the fourth position on the Premier League table last season. Below is Full list of Chelsea’s 2020/2021 Premier League fixtures: 14 August 2021 – Chelsea vs Crystal Palace 21 August 2021 – Arsenal vs Chelsea 28 August – 2021 – Liverpool vs Chelsea 11 September 2021 – Chelsea vs Aston Villa 18 September 2021 – Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea 25 September 2021 – Chelsea vs Manchester City 2 October 2021 – Chelse...
Zaha: Parish on how Crystal Palace could sanction Ivory Coast forward’s departure
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Zaha: Parish on how Crystal Palace could sanction Ivory Coast forward’s departure

The Ivory Coast international has spoken of his desire to leave the Eagles before pre-season to boost his chances of winning trophies Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has revealed Wilfried Zaha’s suitors must meet the club’s conditions before he would be allowed to depart Selhurst Park. The Ivory Coast international has previously spoken of his desire to leave the Eagles to join top European clubs in an effort to boost his chances of winning more trophies before his retirement. Zaha has been the driving force behind Palace's success over the years, helping them to maintain their Premier League status.
Ex-Chelsea boss Lampard ready for management return
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Ex-Chelsea boss Lampard ready for management return

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he's ready to return to management. Lampard has been linked with a number of posts since his departure from Stamford Bridge, including with managerial roles at West Brom and Crystal Palace as well as the England U21 hotseat. And despite being axed by his former club, the ex-Derby boss insists the hunger and the desire to tackle the challenges of being a manager remains. "I am certainly not put off [becoming a manager again]," he said. "I love the job and the challenge of it. I had two great experiences at Derby and then at Chelsea and I would love to get back in but at the right time and at the right moment. "Obviously you never want to lose a job, I was in pretty good company at Chelsea. "But it happens, it is the brutal reality of ...
Crystal Palace coach Dave Reddington leave for AGF
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Crystal Palace coach Dave Reddington leave for AGF

Crystal Palace coach Dave Reddington has left his role and joined Danish side Aarhus Gymnastikforening (AGF). Reddington became first-team coach under Roy Hodgson in 2018, having first joined the club in 2004. He worked with the Academy for four years before taking on a role with Watford. He returned to south London in 2013, becoming Under-23s assistant coach for two seasons. Reddington has played a key role on the coaching staff throughout his time with Palace, both with the Academy and first-team.
Zaha: Would Crystal Palace star be a good signing for Arsenal?
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Zaha: Would Crystal Palace star be a good signing for Arsenal?

Football fans have had their say that the Cote d’Ivoire international would be a perfect fit for Mikel Arteta’s men Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha would be a good signing for Arsenal, according to the majority of Goal readers. After a disappointing outing in the just-concluded season, Gunners coach Mikel Arteta is expected to reinforce his squad ahead of the 2021-22 campaign. As many expect, the Gunners could be heading towards the direction of the 28-year-old winger.
Sullay Kaikai: Former Crystal Palace winger looks forward to ‘dream debut’ for Sierra Leone
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Sullay Kaikai: Former Crystal Palace winger looks forward to ‘dream debut’ for Sierra Leone

The 25-year-old has been included in the Leone Stars squad that will take on the Squirrels in an Afcon qualifier Sullay Kaikai has revealed his eagerness to make his debut for Sierra Leone when they take on the Republic of Benin in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on June 14. The Blackpool winger was born in England to parents from Sierra Leone and had turned down a previous opportunity to feature for the Leone Stars. The forward explained his inability to establish himself at club level during the period made him snub the chance but having now decided for the West Africans, he is excitedly hoping to make his debut for the side.
Blessing Okagbare sets new meet record in Slovakia
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Blessing Okagbare sets new meet record in Slovakia

Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare has set a new meet record after winning the 100m women’s event at P-T-S Meeting in Samorin, Slovak Republic in 10.98 secs. With her impressive run in 10.98 secs, Okagbare set a new meet record as no other woman has ever won the race under 11 seconds in the Meet held in the Eastern European country. The excited Nigerian athlete wrote on Facebook; “Thank God for another healthy race/win today." Okagbare first broke the 11 seconds barrier for the first time in her career at the Crystal Palace Aviva London Grand Prix in London on July 14, 2012, when she ran 10.99 secs. This is also the 21st time Okagbare has run under 11 seconds in her career; a feat no Nigerian athlete has replicated.
Harry Kane Wins Golden Boot Ahead of Salah
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Harry Kane Wins Golden Boot Ahead of Salah

Tottenham’s Harry Kane has collected his third Premier League Golden Boot ahead of Liverpool winger, Mohammed Salah. Both players went into the last games of the season on Sunday level on 22 goals. But Kane grabbed his 23rd in the first half of their game at Leicester City. Kane won back-to-back Golden Boots in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 campaigns, but Salah won it in the next two seasons. The pair both lost to Leicester’s Jamie Vardy last season. Salah had several chances to add to his tally against Crystal Palace at Anfield. But Kane fired home for Spurs to make it 2-2, in what could be his last match for the North London side.
Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace: Sadio Mane Double Seals Champions League Qualification
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Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace: Sadio Mane Double Seals Champions League Qualification

There were nerves early on, as Crystal Palace threatened through Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend, and top-four rivals Leicester took the lead against Tottenham to knock the Reds down into fifth spot, but Liverpool roared to an imperious victory. Mane bundled in his first on 36 minutes as Liverpool took a deserved lead after spurning a host of gilt-edged opportunities and added a second 16 minutes from time to wrap up a vital three points for Jurgen Klopp's side. The only negative from a Liverpool perspective was that Mohamed Salah failed to get on the scoresheet at he missed out on the Golden Boot to Harry Kane, but that did little to subside the carnival atmosphere inside Anfield, which had an emotional end as fan-favourite Georginio Wijnaldum looked to bid the club fare...
Man City Wouldn’t Have won title if their Three Centre-halves were Injured – Klopp
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Man City Wouldn’t Have won title if their Three Centre-halves were Injured – Klopp

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has insisted that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City would not have won the Premier League title this season if their three centre-halves were injured. Klopp disclosed this during his pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League final day fixture against Crystal Palace on Sunday. Liverpool were without defender Virgil van Dijk for the majority of the campaign with a ruptured cruciate ligament, while Joe Gomez was sidelined shortly afterwards with a knee injury before Joel Matip became the third long-term absentee at centre back. “So a football team is like an orchestra where plenty of people work together, and if you lose one piece, you might be able to still do it, but if you lose two, then it becomes difficult,” Klopp told Sky ...
Klopp refuses to confirm Wijnaldum’s Liverpool departure but insists midfielder’s commitment is beyond question
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Klopp refuses to confirm Wijnaldum’s Liverpool departure but insists midfielder’s commitment is beyond question

The Dutch international is set to play his final game for the Reds this weekend, with Bayern Munich the latest club linked with him Jurgen Klopp refused to confirm whether Gini Wijnaldum is set to play his final game for Liverpool this weekend, but insisted the midfielder’s commitment to the Reds cannot be questioned. Wijnaldum’s contract at Anfield expires next month, and there is no sign of the 30-year-old agreeing a renewal. Bayern Munich and Barcelona have been strongly linked with the Dutch international, who is likely to captain the Reds on Sunday in their crunch clash with Crystal Palace at home.
Klopp Talks about ‘Cup Final’ Liverpool Will Play after Burnley Win
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Klopp Talks about ‘Cup Final’ Liverpool Will Play after Burnley Win

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has labelled their next Premier League clash with Crystal Palace as a final. The Reds go into the game looking to secure Champions League football on the final day of the season. On Wednesday night, the former champions went above Leicester City into third place with a 3-0 win at Burnley. “It was a semi-final. We had to win the semi-final and we did that. 3-0. Clean sheet,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “Nothing is decided yet, but we improved our position, slightly, and we have the ‘final’. “So that’s what we wanted, that’s what we needed and it’s what the boys deserved today because it was a top, top performance.”
Eberechi Eze Suffers Serious Achilles Injury in Training Which Could Rule him out Until 2022
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Eberechi Eze Suffers Serious Achilles Injury in Training Which Could Rule him out Until 2022

Crystal Palace attacking midfielder, Eberechi Eze is reportedly facing more than six months on the sidelines after suffering a serious Achilles injury in training. The England U21 star suffered an injury in training on Tuesday, May 18, according to The Athletic. Eze will visit a specialist for scans and further treatment on Wednesday, with surgery likely required to fix the problem. If the scans reveal the worst, Eze could be ruled out well into next season. Eze who was born in England to parents of Nigerian descent, represented England at the Under 20 and Under 21 level. He has scored four goals in 29 Premier League starts for Crystal Palace this season following his signing from QPR for £16m. This comes a day after Palace boss, Roy Hodgson said he was not aware of the sev...
EPL: Lampard in ‘Advanced talks’ With Chelsea’s Rivals to Become new Manager
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EPL: Lampard in ‘Advanced talks’ With Chelsea’s Rivals to Become new Manager

  Frank Lampard is in advanced talks with Crystal Palace to become their new manager. This is according to transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano. Romano also claimed that Slavia Praga’s Abdallah Sima could be one of Lampard’s first signings if he arrives at the South London club. “Crystal Palace are still in contact with Frank Lampard and his agent as potential new manager – talks progressing. “Abdallah Sima from Slavia Praga is among the options as new signings, also in case Lampard will be appointed,” he tweeted. Lampard has been out of job since he sacked at Chelsea in January. Roy Hodgson, who is the current Palace manager, has a deal which ends this summer. The 73-year-old looks to leave Selhurst Park after six years.
Mitchell Nets Winner as Palace Beat Villa in Thriller
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Mitchell Nets Winner as Palace Beat Villa in Thriller

Tyrick Mitchell scored his first professional goal as Crystal Palace came from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in an exciting end-of-season encounter. Villa started with plenty of punch in south London and got the lead their play deserved when John McGinn - skipper for the day - drilled home a low effort from outside the box (17). Christian Benteke scored for the third game running (32) to level it up but Anwar El Ghazi lashed home two minutes later (34) after some sloppy defending from Gary Cahill . Palace have never come back to win a Premier League game when behind at half-time under Roy Hodgson but despite Jack Grealish playing 30 minutes from the bench, Wilfried Zaha kickstarted the comeback (75) before Mitchell forced home the winner six minutes from time to become the un...
Arsenal Speak to Elneny Over Pro-Palestinian post
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Arsenal Speak to Elneny Over Pro-Palestinian post

Arsenal have spoken to Mohamed Elneny about the "wider implications" of his pro-Palestinian social media post, which provoked concern from one of the club's sponsors. The Gunners have confirmed they have had contact from Lavazza Group over Elneny stating "my heart and my soul and my support for you Palestine" on Twitter, along with pro-Palestinian imagery. "As with any employees of Arsenal, our players are entitled to express their views on their own platforms," the club told Sky Sports News. "That said we have spoken to Mo about this so he understands the wider implications of his post. "As a club we are committed to confronting and eliminating all forms of discrimination and continue to champion the need for equality and diversity across all areas of life." According t...
EPL: Lampard Set to Join Chelsea’s London Rivals
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EPL: Lampard Set to Join Chelsea’s London Rivals

  Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has emerged as a leading contender to replace Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace this summer, according to the UK Telegraph. Lampard, who was sacked at Stamford Bridge in January, is now a “frontrunner” for the Palace hotseat. Hodgson’s deal ends this summer and he looks to leave the South London club after six years. The 73-year-old took charge of his 361st game in the English top-flight, as Palace lost 3-1 at Southampton on Tuesday evening. Talks over Hodgson’s future have been delayed until the season is over, but it is believed he is on his way out of Selhurst Park. Lampard, who managed Derby County before taking over at Chelsea in 2019, has been identified as Crystal Palace’s main managerial target with the former England ...
Cote d’Ivoire and Crystal Palace star Zaha reveals inspiration
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Cote d’Ivoire and Crystal Palace star Zaha reveals inspiration

The 28-year-old disclosed that he looks up to his kids as they help him scale new heights Cote d’Ivoire and Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has admitted taking inspiration from his kids. Following his inability to tie down a regular place at Manchester United under Alex Fergusson, the 28-year-old was loaned twice to Crystal Palace and then made the move permanent when he signed a five-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee on February 2, 2015. Since then, he has been a constant figure in the Palace squad with his impressive performances earning him the club’s Player of the Year prize on three occasions. Zaha, who is known for her audacious displays of skill and finishing, accentuated the importance of family to his professional career – claiming his kids inspire hi...
Ings Back with a Bang as Saints Beat Crystal Palace
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Ings Back with a Bang as Saints Beat Crystal Palace

Danny Ings scored twice on his return from injury as Southampton came out on top 3-1 in an exciting end-of-season encounter with Crystal Palace. With both teams free of the shackles of relegation it resulted in a pulsating encounter full of chances, sparked by an early Christian Benteke opener (2). But Ings - on his first start since limping off against Tottenham - skilfully equalised with Southampton's first effort on goal (19). Palace squandered a perfect opportunity to take the lead but Luka Milivojevic's penalty was saved by Fraser Forster (41). Southampton made them pay as Che Adams slid home at the back post (48) and Ings neatly finished off a flowing move (75) to wrap up the points. It was a timely reminder of his qualities with only two weeks until Gareth Southgate nam...
Hodgson wants Eze to put pressure on Zaha with Crystal Palace aiming to keep £20m investment
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Hodgson wants Eze to put pressure on Zaha with Crystal Palace aiming to keep £20m investment

The Anglo-Nigerian is enjoying a remarkable debut campaign in the English top-flight with his contributions of four goals and five assists so far Crystal Palace are not ready to sell Eberechi Eze after his impressive debut season and they will fend off transfer interest in him during the summer transfer window, according to manager Roy Hodgson. Eze has sparked the Eagles' attack with his creativity and pace since his £20 million move from Championship club Queens Park Rangers last August. On Saturday, the 22-year-old assisted Christian Benteke to open the scoring against Sheffield United two minutes into the encounter, and he later sealed maximum points for the visitors at Bramall Lane with his 88th-minute shot after driving the ball from his own half.
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The Anglo-Nigerian made a key contribution for the Eagles against Paul Heckingbottom’s men at Bramall Lane Eberechi Eze scored and provided an assist as Crystal Palace secured a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United in Saturday’s Premier League game. The midfielder was handed a starting role in the encounter and helped Roy Hodgson’s men end their four-game winless run. Ivory Coast international Wilfried Zaha, Senegal defender Cheikhou Kouyate and Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp also started the game for Palace.
Palace Beat Sheffield Utd to Make Sure of Survival
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Palace Beat Sheffield Utd to Make Sure of Survival

Crystal Palace rubberstamped Premier League survival and ended a winless run of five games with a 2-0 victory at relegated Sheffield United. Christian Benteke's deflected shot after just 67 seconds belied Palace's dominance against a long-beaten side who failed to muster an effort on target all afternoon. Benteke was denied from close-range by a fine first-half Aaron Ramsdale save, before drilling against a post after the break, but a belated second finally came through Eberechi Eze (88) as the Eagles eased past the 40-point mark and made sure of an eighth successive season in the top flight. Sheffield United, whose own relegation was followed earlier by that of rivals Sheffield Wednesday from the Championship - the city's first double drop in the same season - never truly thr...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: How Man City Could be Crowned EPL Champions on Sunday
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: How Man City Could be Crowned EPL Champions on Sunday

  Manchester City could be confirmed Premier League champions, 24 hours after they beat Crystal Palace. Sergio Aguero and Ferran Torres both scored for the leaders, as they claimed a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park on Saturday. The victory leaves them on the verge of reclaiming their crown from Liverpool. City’s 2-0 win at Crystal Palace has taken them to 80 points, 13 clear of closest rivals Manchester United. United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford on Super Sunday. But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team can only get a maximum of 82 points if they win all their remaining fixtures. If United lose to Liverpool, Guardiola’s men would regain the Premier League trophy with four games left. A United draw would also effectively secure the title for City, because Solskjaer’s s...
Sergio Agüero Strikes to Put Man City on the Brink of Premier League Title
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Sergio Agüero Strikes to Put Man City on the Brink of Premier League Title

  Quickfire goals from Sergio Aguero and Ferran Torres have put Manchester City on the brink of the Premier League title after beating Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park. Pep Guardiola made eight changes from the midweek victory at PSG and it showed in the first half as City failed to register a shot on target. Gabriel Jesus had a goal ruled out for offside, while Palace also had chances of their own, beating City's tally for on-target efforts (2) in the opening 45 minutes. But 12 minutes after half-time, Man City had their first two shots on target - both of which resulted in goals. The first was an emphatic finish from Aguero (57) into the roof of the net before Torres (59) fired home from the top of the area 83 seconds later to seal the victory. It sees City put...
Eze’s Versatility Is Awesome -Hodgson
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Eze’s Versatility Is Awesome -Hodgson

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has commended Ebere Ee for his versatility in the team. The England U21 international, who is still under the radar of the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr to represent Nigeria, has dazzled fans with his skills, speed, and ability to carve out opportunities for his teammates. The 22-year-old has been outstanding since he moved to Selhurst Park on a five-year deal from Queens Park Rangers in August. He has a tally of three goals after 20 league appearances for Roy Hodgson’s side this season. However, Hodgson, during Friday’s press conference showered encomium on Eze for adapting into any position that has been saddled to him. “He’s a very talented ball player, a very good offensive midfielder. We’re trying to encourage him to be a good al...
EPL: Guardiola Reveals Points Man City Need to be Champions Amid Man Utd’s Fight
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EPL: Guardiola Reveals Points Man City Need to be Champions Amid Man Utd’s Fight

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said they need five points to win the Premier League title this season. The Etihad club could win the title on Sunday, if other results go their way, but Guardiola expects Manchester United to delay their party. If City beat Crystal Palace on Saturday and Liverpool win at Old Trafford, then City will be confirmed champions with four fixtures to spare. “United are an extraordinary team. They have arrived in their best form of the season in the last two months. “We need five points to be champions. Tomorrow (Saturday) we have an incredible opportunity to make this next step. “Once we win this game, if it happens, we will think about what will happen. “Now I cannot explain about the feelings in the future because I ha...
Iheanacho Beats Ronaldo, Messi As Most Viewed Player On Transfermarket
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Iheanacho Beats Ronaldo, Messi As Most Viewed Player On Transfermarket

Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho is the most viewed player on the Transfermarkt website in the last 24 hours. The Leicester City forward provided an assist and scored the winner in the Foxes’ 2-1 defeat of Crystal Palace in a Premier League tie Monday night at the King Power stadium and the Transfermarkt website has revealed the Nigerian as the top on the list of its 10 most viewed players. Iheanacho is followed by Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema who spared the Los Blancos blushes Tuesday evening with the equalizer in their UEFA Champions League tie against Chelsea while Lionel Messi, the Argentine who has been inspirational for Barcelona in their bid to reclaim the LaLiga title is third. Chelsea’s American forward, Christian Pulisic who scored the all-important away goal for the...
Leicester City Player, Wesley Fofana Thanks The EPL For Allowing Him To Break His Fast During Match
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Leicester City Player, Wesley Fofana Thanks The EPL For Allowing Him To Break His Fast During Match

Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana has thanked the Premier League, Crystal Palace and keeper Vicente Guaita for allowing him to break his Ramadan fast during the game against the Eagles. During Ramadan many Muslims abstain from food and drink in daylight hours. Palace keeper Guaita waited to take a goal-kick just after the half-hour mark in the evening game against the Foxes. The pause in play allowed Fofana to take in some liquids on the touchline before returning to play. The short delay for when there was a natural break in play was agreed in the captain's meeting prior to the game and Fofana said "that's what makes football wonderful" in a social media post. Fofana played the whole game as Leicester beat Palace 2-1 but he came off after 61 minutes in the previous ga...
Give Him The Ballon D’or’ – Iheanacho Inspires Twitter Meltdown
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Give Him The Ballon D’or’ – Iheanacho Inspires Twitter Meltdown

The Nigeria international conjured a magnificent performance to help the Foxes silence the Eagles, and fans waxed lyrical about him on social media Kelechi Iheanacho sent Twitter into a frenzy after inspiring Leicester City to a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace in Monday’s Premier League clash. The Foxes were pegged down in the 12th minute after Wilfried Zaha profited from an Eberechi Eze assist to slot past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. Timothy Castagne restored parity for the hosts five minutes into the second half – with Iheanacho the provider. With the game heading for a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium, Iheanacho decided the game with a venomous effort in the 80th minute. Social media went into meltdown while praising the former Manchester City striker who has now sc...
Iheanacho Named In Emirates FA Cup Team Of The Semi-Finals
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Iheanacho Named In Emirates FA Cup Team Of The Semi-Finals

Kelechi Iheanacho has been named in the Emirates FA Cup Team of the Semi-finals that is dominated by Chelsea players. The best team of the last four was unveiled on the verified Twitter handle of the Emirates FA Cup. Iheanacho who has been in red-hot form was the hero for Leicester City as he netted the goal, which saw them beat Southampton 1-0 and seal a first FA Cup final appearance since 1969. He leads a three-man forward line in the Team of the Semi-final which is in a 4-1-2-3 formation. He will hope to take his superb form into the final when Leicester face Chelsea next month. On Monday, he continued his impressive scoring form as he bagged the winner in Leicester’s 2-1 home win against Crystal Palace on Monday. The goal means he now has 10 goals in the Premier L...
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....
We Want Kelechi’s Statue’- Leicester City Fans Hail Iheanacho Stunner In Win Vs Palace
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We Want Kelechi’s Statue’- Leicester City Fans Hail Iheanacho Stunner In Win Vs Palace

Leicester City fans have hailed Kelechi Iheanacho after the Nigerian scored a stunning goal in the club’s 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday night. The Foxes went behind after 12 minutes when Wilfred Zaha gave the visitors the lead. Iheanacho set Timothy Castagne for the equaliser five minutes after the interval before rifling home the winner in the 80th minute. Here’s what Foxes fans made of the result on Twitter. Crucial Vardy: “Much harder than it needed to be, but get in there.” Open it Wembley: “Statue of Kelechi needed.” LLPooleJ: “What a result that is.” Spaghetti: “Great win. We’ve now equalled our points tally from last season with 5 Games to spare.” Sir Razz: “IHEANACHO > HARRY KANE.” Drew Thexton: “Woohoo! Way to go Foxes. Congrats on a grea...
Iheanacho Stunner Keeps Leicester on Track
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Iheanacho Stunner Keeps Leicester on Track

Kelechi Iheanacho scored a sensational goal and set up another as Leicester came from behind to boost their Champions League qualification hopes with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha shocked Leicester when he put Palace ahead inside 12 minutes - his fourth goal in four games at the King Power Stadium. But Iheanacho sparked the Foxes' spirited second-half fightback, setting up Timothy Castagne for the equaliser within five minutes of the restart, before emphatically rifling in his 14th goal in 14 games in all competitions to complete the turnaround 10 minutes from time. Having threatened to leave the door to Champions League qualification ajar for their top-four rivals, the victory sees Leicester consolidate third spot, seven points clear of fifth-placed West Ha...
Rohr Desperate To Have Ebere Eze In Super Eagles Squad
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Rohr Desperate To Have Ebere Eze In Super Eagles Squad

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has expressed his hope that Ebere Eze will choose to represent the West African country. In an interview, Rohr described the Crystal Palace star as one of the best offensive midfielders he’s ever seen in England. This season, he has scored three times and provided three assists. Eze was born in the UK to Nigerian parents and has played for the English U20 and U21 teams. However, he is still eligible to play for the three-time African champions. “Ebere Eze is one of the best offensive midfielders I’ve ever seen in England and I would like to have him with us. But you know that he can also play for England and already played for one team in England. “I sent him a message and in this message, I showed the interest Nigeria have...
Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash
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Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash

Chelsea have suffered a fresh injury setback after their defender, Andreas Christensen, picked up a hamstring injury in training ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with FC Porto on Tuesday night in Sevilla, Spain. Christensen sustained the injury before Chelsea’s Premier League 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening. The centre-back was missing from the Chelsea squad that defeated Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park Stadium as they boosted their top-four hopes. His absence from the match was a surprise after the Blues manager, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed he had a fully fit squad. However, the 25-year-old was replaced by Kurt Zouma at the defence line. A brace from Christian Pulisic and a strike from Kai Havertz and Zouma gave Chelsea all...
Thomas Tuchel Plays own Chelsea’s chances of finishing top four
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Thomas Tuchel Plays own Chelsea’s chances of finishing top four

  Thomas Tuchel has played down Chelsea’s chances of ending the Premier League campaign in the top four. This is despite his side’s dominant 4-1 away win at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Chelsea bounced back from their disgraceful outing last weekend and were in fine form at Selhurst Park with Kai Havertz firing them in front very early before a Pulisic’s brace and a Kurt Zouma’s header. Thomas Tuchel’s team moved into the top four with the win and are now two points clear of Liverpool after the Reds beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Anfield. Chelsea are in a strong position to end the season on a brighter note and book a Champions League place for next season but Tuchel says it is a tough job ahead. “Everything was bad against West Brom,” Tuchel said after the win against C...
Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win
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Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win

Chelsea moved back up to fourth in the Premier League table after a blistering 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Friday, April 9. Before kick-off of the London derby, both teams observed a two-minute silence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on Saturday April 9. Then in quick transition the Blues were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes and before Crystal palace could recognize what was going on, Chelsea were already 3-0 ahead on the 30th minute. Kai Havertz scoring his first Premier League goal since October, guided the ball into the net from an angle. Christian Pulisic soon scored after Havertz’s opener, before Kurt Zouma beat former Chelsea captain Gary Cahill in the air to add Chelsea's third from a Mason Mount free-kick. Palace s...
Ghana make changes to Afcon 2021 qualifying squad as Ayew brothers and Partey return
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Ghana make changes to Afcon 2021 qualifying squad as Ayew brothers and Partey return

The Swansea City man, the Crystal Palace striker and the Arsenal midfielder are back in the Black Stars' team after being originally left out Ghana have made alterations to their squad for their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, drafting in Swansea City ace Andre Ayew, Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew and Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey but the trio will not play against South Africa on Thursday. The three England-based players were left out of the Black Stars' original 29-man squad announced for the penultimate Group C clash with Bafana Bafana and the final group game against Sao Tome and Principe three days later. Their exclusion was on the request of their clubs as entry into South Africa for the away clash will require that the players undertake mandatory hotel q...
Tottenham vs Dinamo Zagreb: Mourinho Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash
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Tottenham vs Dinamo Zagreb: Mourinho Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has named the players that will miss his side’s Europa League last-16 first-leg tie against Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday night in England. According to Mourinho, the players are Giovani Lo Celso and Joe Rodon. The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager said this on Wednesday during his pre-match press conference. Tottenham head to the game after beating Crystal Palace 4-1 in the Premier League last Sunday. “Gio is not ready, but it’s nothing to do with his previous big injury, that one is behind him,” Mourinho told Tottenham’s official website. “He was training normally with the team, just improving fitness levels, and now he has a back pain, which is nothing dramatic or to fear, but he’s stopped training in the last couple of da...
Man City vs Man Utd: Maguire Plays Down ‘Fight’ with Rashford
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Man City vs Man Utd: Maguire Plays Down ‘Fight’ with Rashford

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has downplayed his on-pitch clash with team-mate Marcus Rashford during the goalless draw with Crystal Palace. With United searching for a breakthrough at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night, Maguire fumed at Rashford after he was caught offside, telling him to “f****g stay onside”. Rashford immediately snapped back at the defender, telling him to “shut the f*** up, f*****g nobhead”. But Maguire, speaking ahead of the Manchester Derby on Sunday, insists the incident was “nothing” but part of the game. “You pick up these things as there is no crowd in the stadium,” Maguire told The Sun. “But we are always shouting at each other in games. “I have full respect for Marcus and he has full respect for myself. We did not even confront e...
Man Utd Give Bailly Condition to Get new Contract
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Man Utd Give Bailly Condition to Get new Contract

  Manchester United want Eric Bailly to prove his fitness, before giving him a new contract, ESPN reports. The 26-year-old has made only 14 appearances for the club during the 2020/2021 campaign and has struggled to be fit for selection. Bailly played the entire 90 minutes of their 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, but has only featured eight times in the Premier League this term. His current deal with the club expires in the middle of 2022. However, United want Bailly to prove that his injury issues are firmly behind him before handing him a fresh deal. Solskjaer wants to bring a left-footed centre-back in this summer, but it remains to be seen how much he has to spend on new players in the upcoming market due to the financial impact of COVID-1...
Manchester United Goalkeeper, David de Gea Announces Birth of his First Child, a Baby Girl
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Manchester United Goalkeeper, David de Gea Announces Birth of his First Child, a Baby Girl

Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea and his girlfriend, Edurne Garcia have welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Yanay. The Spanish goalkeeper, 30, and his partner took to their respective Instagram accounts on Friday to post a similar picture of the baby's hand along with a caption which read: "Yanay 4•3•21." De Gea missed Manchester United's goalless draw away at Crystal Palace in midweek ahead of the birth of his child on Thursday March 4, and could miss the rest of United's matches this month.

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