Thursday, May 13

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Zidane ‘Very angry’ with Controversial Sevilla Penalty as Real Madrid Lose Ground in La Liga
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Zidane ‘Very angry’ with Controversial Sevilla Penalty as Real Madrid Lose Ground in La Liga

A VAR review determined Eder Militao had handled the ball in the box, negating a penalty at the other end after a swift counter. Zinedine Zidane has said he is "very angry" after a controversial VAR decision went against Real Madrid in a disappointing 2-2 draw with Sevilla on Sunday, which stalled their pursuit of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga. During a review of a 78th-minute penalty won by Karim Benzema, referees determined an earlier play at the other end involved a handball in the box by Real Madrid defender Eder Militao. Rather than giving Real Madrid a spot kick, Sevilla were awarded one. Ivan Rakitic converted to take a one-goal advantage before Eden Hazard equalised deep in stoppage time. While Zidane had the call explained to him, he said later: "What they hav...
We Cannot be Crying – Arteta Vows to Carry out ‘Ruthless’ Arsenal Overhaul
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We Cannot be Crying – Arteta Vows to Carry out ‘Ruthless’ Arsenal Overhaul

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has said he will carry out a “ruthless” overhaul of his squad this summer. The Gunners are likely not to qualify for Europe for the first time in 25 years. They were sent out of the Europa League by Villarreal on Thursday and currently sit in ninth place in the Premier League. Following a disappointing end to the campaign, Arteta is keen to revamp his playing personnel ahead of next season. “This year is not year one. I think a project has its phases and I am telling you we are in a much better position today to be where we want to be very soon, if we do what we have to do. But we have to be ruthless. “We cannot be crying and stuck on what we don’t have. We have to see what we do have and maximise it to get what we want,” Arteta sa...
Arsenal: I feel sorry for Aubameyang – Jack Wilshere
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Arsenal: I feel sorry for Aubameyang – Jack Wilshere

  Former Arsenal star, Jack Wilshere , has admitted he ‘felt sorry’ for captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, after the Gunners were eliminated from the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night. Arsenal was knocked out from the Europa League by Villarreal on a 2-1 aggregate defeat following a 0-0 draw in the semi-final second-leg encounter at Emirates. Aubameyang hit the post twice against Villarreal, but Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta replaced the Gabonese striker with Alexandre Lacazette with 10 minutes to go as the North London club pushed for the winning goal. “I felt a bit sorry for Aubameyang last night because he did not have much service,” WIlshere told talkSPORT. “He did look the most dangerous when they were in the final third. I am sure he will be frustrated, he...
I Want To Be Winning Trophies – Kane
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I Want To Be Winning Trophies – Kane

Harry Kane has reiterated his desire to win trophies following Tottenham’s Carabao Cup final defeat and amid continued speculation over his future. England captain Kane, 27, is yet to win a trophy at Spurs, with the loss to Manchester City his third in a final. The Spurs academy graduate described the season as “disappointing”, with the club seventh in the Premier League. “I want to be winning the biggest prizes there are to offer and we are not quite doing that,” Kane said. Kane’s current contract runs until 2024 but he has been frequently linked with a move away in recent weeks. He has scored 31 goals in 44 appearances this season and this week won the Premier League Player of the Year at the London Football Awards. “Individual awards are great – they are fantastic achievem...
UCL: Chelsea will Regret, get Disappointed in Second leg Against Real Madrid – Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole
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UCL: Chelsea will Regret, get Disappointed in Second leg Against Real Madrid – Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole

  England legends Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole have said that Chelsea may regret not finishing off their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid in the first leg in Spain. Former Chelsea star, Cole star feels that manager Thomas Tuchel ‘missed a little trick’ by failing to bring on Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James when Real Madrid were ‘on the ropes’. Chelsea began the game brightly with Christian Pulisic putting them in front with a superb solo goal in the 14th minute after Timo Werner had struck an earlier effort straight at Thibaut Courtois. Zinedine Zidane’s side drew level on the half-hour mark as Karim Benzema arrowed home an unstoppable volleyed finish. Tuchel made a host of changes with 20 minutes to go, bringing in Reece James, Hakim Ziyech and Kai ...
EPL: You don’t deserve to play in Champions League – Klopp blasts Liverpool players after 1-1 draw with Newcastle
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EPL: You don’t deserve to play in Champions League – Klopp blasts Liverpool players after 1-1 draw with Newcastle

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has lambasted his players after their disappointing 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Saturday. According Klopp, the players “don’t deserve to play in the Champions League”. Mohamed Salah gave Reds an early lead at Anfield but they failed to extend their lead after missing several chances. Steve Bruce’s Newcastle side grabbed a last-gasp point through Joe Willock’s deflected effort. The draw has left Liverpool a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who face West Ham on Saturday evening. “Look, what we always say, if you deserve it, you deserve it,” Klopp told BT Sport “I didn’t see us today that we deserve to play Champions League next year. “We have another five games, we’ll see what we can do until then, we have a few days until we...
Mourinho Speaks First time after Sack, reveals next line of action
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Mourinho Speaks First time after Sack, reveals next line of action

  Jose Mourinho has spoken on his future few hours after he was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho, however, refused to to comment on the shock sacking, “No, no. Thanks so much. I’m not going to speak. ‘You know me, you know that I’m not going to say anything,” when asked by Sky Sports if he has something to say about it. The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss was sacked by Spurs after a disappointing season. After the sack, the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss was seen returning to his west London home to unpack all the belongings from his office, including a number of photos. There, he met reporters looking to get his first interview on his sacking, Asked by Sky Sports if he had anything to say, Mourinho replied, “Nice picture’ as he lifted alo...
Iheanacho Sends Foxes into FA Cup Final
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Iheanacho Sends Foxes into FA Cup Final

Kelechi Iheanacho fired Leicester into their first FA Cup final since 1969 as 4,000 spectators witnessed their 1-0 win over Southampton at Wembley. Iheanacho's swept finish at the second attempt after 55 minutes was enough to ensure the Foxes progress to face Chelsea. There is expected to be 21,000 in attendance - including far more supporters - when they return to Wembley on May 15 looking to win their first-ever FA Cup. James Maddison missed two good chances to extend Leicester's lead following his introduction off the bench in front of the watching Gareth Southgate, but one goal was enough for Brendan Rodgers' side. Southampton last reached the FA Cup final in 2003 but failed to register a shot on target - the best chance falling to Ibrahima Diallo - as their run came to a ...
Mikel Arteta Gives Reasons for Arsenal’s Disappointing 1-1 Draw with Fulham
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Mikel Arteta Gives Reasons for Arsenal’s Disappointing 1-1 Draw with Fulham

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has provided reasons for his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with relegation-battling Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday. Josh Maja put Scott Parker’s side ahead from the spot but Fulham could not hold on to the end as Eddie Nketiah came on from the bench to score an injury-time equaliser to save Arsenal’s blushes. Arteta practically blamed his side for not being able to take their chances, insisting that they deserved to win the league match “We started really well, controlling the game and creating chances, scoring a goal that was disallowed,” Arteta told reporters after the game. ‘We kept going and didn’t allow any shots on target and suddenly we concede a penalty and the game changes completely. “We took risks in the right way, ...
Europa League: Arsenal Ceceive Double Boost Ahead of Slavia Prague Second leg
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Europa League: Arsenal Ceceive Double Boost Ahead of Slavia Prague Second leg

Arsenal has been uplifted with news that Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli should be fit to play against Slavia Prague in Thursday’s Europa League tie. The Gunners played out a disappointing 1-1 draw in the quarter-final first leg last week. During their 3-0 win at Sheffield United, Saka limped off the pitch and Martinelli was also withdrawn late on. However, the latest update is optimistic, with Martinelli declaring himself fit and Saka expected to be available. Arsenal doctors are confident Saka only suffered a dead leg at Bramall Lane, according to the Daily Mail. It was initially feared he had suffered a recurrence of the hamstring injury he sustained last month Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also set to be available after missing the Sheffield game with flu....
Arteta ‘Losing Arsenal Dressing Room’ Ahead of Sheffield Utd Clash
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Arteta ‘Losing Arsenal Dressing Room’ Ahead of Sheffield Utd Clash

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, is beginning to lose the dressing room, according to the UK Sun. Senior members of the squad are said to be growing tired of being blamed for the club’s poor results. The Gunners are currently 11th in the Premier League table with just eight matches left this season. They sit 12 points adrift of Champions League places and the Europa League is their only hope of success this campaign. Arteta’s tactics were criticised following a 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague in their Europa League first leg on Thursday, with the Spaniard waiting until the 75th minute before making four changes. He also has a habit of leaving a big player out of his starting XI following a disappointing result, giving the impression that the individual is to blame. ...
Mikel Arteta Gives Reasons for late substitutions during 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague
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Mikel Arteta Gives Reasons for late substitutions during 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has insisted that he made his substitutions at the right time during his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague on Thursday night. This is despite coming under fire for his decisions that have now seen Arsenal’s Europa League chances hang in the balance. Arsenal conceded an injury-time equaliser with Tomas Holes header which cancelled out Nicolas Pepe’s opener. The Gunners are now in a dicey situation going into the second leg in Prague next Thursday. Arteta introduced Gabriel Martinelli in the 73rd minute and both Pepe, Mohamed Elneny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang five minutes later and many Arsenal supporters were disappointed by Arteta’s decision to wait for so long. Ian Wright had tweeted his frustration saying: “Take the chanc...
Why we Couldn’t Defeat Slavia Prague – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta
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Why we Couldn’t Defeat Slavia Prague – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, has given reasons for his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague at the Emirates on Thursday. Nicolas Pepe put Arsenal in front late in the first leg of their quarter-final tie but the visitors hit back with a dramatic injury-time goal through Tomas Holes. The result means that the Gunners will hope for a better result in the second leg with Slavia now in a more advantageous position. Arteta’s side failed to take a number of opportunities during the game and the Gunners’ Europa League ambition is now hanging in the balance. Arteta told reporters after the game, “It’s difficult [to beat them] because they were a good opponent. They have beaten some big teams and are really difficult to play against. “They have a lot of man-to-man si...
This is the worst Arsenal team ever – Merson
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This is the worst Arsenal team ever – Merson

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has labelled the current squad as the worst he has seen. The Gunners were thrashed 3-0 by Liverpool last weekend, leaving them in 10th place in the league. Arsenal face Slavia Prague on Thursday night in the Europa League, knowing they must win, if they want to stand any chance of playing in the Champions League next season. But it has been a disappointing season for Mikel Arteta’s men, one that has left Merson shocked. “They’ve taken that chance now to be completely and utterly judged on five more football matches. What I watched against Liverpool the other day was as bad as I’ve ever seen. “People will say about the times under Unai Emery and at the end of Arsene Wenger’s reign, but I never saw anything like that. “All I saw was rolling ...
Kurt Zouma Gives reasons for Chelsea’s 5-2 defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge
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Kurt Zouma Gives reasons for Chelsea’s 5-2 defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea defender, Kurt Zouma has suggested that the Blues suffered a shocking 5-2 defeat at home to West Brom on Saturday because they were not focused. The Frenchman admitted that the defeat was ‘difficult to swallow,’ but urged his teammates to quickly bounce back. The defeat on Saturday ended Thomas Tuchel’s 14-match unbeaten run in all competitions since he took over from Frank Lampard in January. The Blues looked on course for another victory after Christian Pulisic fired them ahead in the 26th minute at Stamford Bridge. However, Thiago Silva’s second yellow card in the 28th minute turned the game on its head with Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson both completing braces. Mbaye Diagne fired in the 5th for the relegation battling visitors shortly before Ma...
Joe Cole Blames two Chelsea Players for shock 5-2 Defeat to West Brom
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Joe Cole Blames two Chelsea Players for shock 5-2 Defeat to West Brom

  Former Chelsea star, Joe Cole has described Jorginho and Marcos Alonso as standout flops in Chelsea’s humiliating 5-3 defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Christian Pulisic put the home side ahead but then things went south very quickly for the Blues with Thiago Silva being sent off in the 28th minute. Matheus Pereira then scored twice for the visitors shortly before half time and in the second period, Tuchel’s side became totally capitulated. Mbaye Diagne struck and Callum Robinson netted a brace either side of a goal from Mason Mount which gave Chelsea a fleeting hope. Cole blamed both players for their poor performances in an array of disappointing displays by Thomas Tuchel side at home by Chelsea. With the unsavoury result, Tuchel lost his un...
I Expect Mourinho to Get Backlash From Players – Harry Kane
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I Expect Mourinho to Get Backlash From Players – Harry Kane

Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has said he expects Jose Mourinho to get a backlash from his players after recent bad results. The England captain said no words ‘can atone for the way Tottenham surrendered against Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday night Tottenham’s defeat to Dinamo Zagreb came in the wake of a north London derby defeat to Arsenal. There are reports of Spurs Chief, Daniel Levy being prepared to sack Mourinho unless he can secure Champions League qualification. Their defeat to Arsenal last weekend and the capitulation in Zagreb dealt a blow to their top four adventure and European dream ended in astonishing circumstances. Leading 2-0 from the first leg, Spurs were outfought and largely outclassed by Dinamo, who secured their aggregate victory thanks to a stunning ha...
What i told Tottenham players before 3-0 defeat to Dinamo – Mourinho
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What i told Tottenham players before 3-0 defeat to Dinamo – Mourinho

  Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho has said that his players ignored the instruction he gave them before their embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday. Having won the first leg 2-0 in London, the Premier League side suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat to minnows Dinamo Zagreb who knocked them out of the Europa League. The Portuguese gaffer claimed that his players ignored the tactical instructions he gave them before the kick off. Mislav Orsic scored a hat-trick for Dinamo to take the Croatian side through to the Europa League quarter-finals. “I believe that by surprise we were not caught,” said the former Chelsea boss after the game that left him frustrated. “Before the game I told the players to play to win. Play the game to be dominant “Don’t go i...
Man United’s decision on Ronaldo revealed as club shifts focus to other targets
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Man United’s decision on Ronaldo revealed as club shifts focus to other targets

  Manchester United will not be attempting to re-sign Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo  in this summer’s transfer window, Express Sport reports. Following Juventus’ disappointing exit from the Champions League, the rumour about the Portuguese international leaving the Old Lady intensified. Ronaldo has been linked with a move back to Old Trafford and Real Madrid amid uncertainty over his future in Turin. While Ronaldo coming back to Old Trafford was once a dream for Executive Director, Ed Woodward, the Premier League giants have now switched their focus to other targets according to the report. During his time at Man United, the Portugal international helped the Red Devils to three league titles in a row, while also propelling them to Champions League glory. R...
The Arsenal Project is Going to ‘Bang’ – Arteta
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The Arsenal Project is Going to ‘Bang’ – Arteta

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has expressed his optimism that his project at the club will ‘bang’ once football returns to normal after the pandemic. The Gunners have endured a disappointing campaign so far during Arteta’s first full campaign in charge and travel for Thursday night’s Europa League tie with Olympiacos knowing that winning that competition is their best route back into Europe next season. The 1-1 draw with Burnley on Sunday, leaves Arsenal 10th in the Premier League with 11 games left. Arteta remains adamant that there has been improvement and says the difficulties his team have faced throughout the pandemic, will actually work to Arsenal’s advantage in the long-term. When asked what the past year has been like, Arteta said: “We have created a real...
I’ll Continue my Job Calmly – Pirlo Plays Down Sack Calls after Juve Loss
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I’ll Continue my Job Calmly – Pirlo Plays Down Sack Calls after Juve Loss

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has responded to the speculations that he might be sacked after a disappointing Champions League result on Tuesday night. The call for Pirlo’s sack grew in Italy on Tuesday after Juventus failed to take advantage of Porto being reduced to 10 men in the early minutes of the second half of the game. Porto had Mehdi Taremi sent off in the 54th minute after a second yellow card for kicking the ball away in frustration. Porto made it to the quarter-finals after a dramatic match that went to extra time. The Portuguese side opened scoring after 19 minutes with Sergio Oliveira firing in from the spot. Federico Chiesa equalised for the home side 4 minutes into the second half with a curling shot from a tight angle down the left flank. The ...
Thank you – Solskjaer Tells Goalkeeper Dean after 0-0 Draw Against Crystal Palace
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Thank you – Solskjaer Tells Goalkeeper Dean after 0-0 Draw Against Crystal Palace

  Manchester United head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has thanked his goalkeeper, Dean Henderson for securing the team’s 0-0 with Crystal Palace on Wednesday Solskjaer noted that it would have been a different result altogether without the young goalkeeper’s effort. The manager further said that his side had the disappointing draw because they lacked the tempo and quality during the match. United remain in second place with a point ahead of third-place Leicester City who also drew 1-1 at Burnley. Solskjaer’s side are now 14 points behind city rivals Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side defeated Wolves 4-1 on Tuesday to open a 15-point gap “Sometimes it’s human nature, sometimes you don’t work at your best and today we didn’t unfortunately. It’s been a long seaso...
Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal
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Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he could stop Portuguese midfielder, Bruno Fernandes from playing for his national team (Portugal) in World Cup qualifiers later this month. Fernandes would be forced to quarantine for ten days should he make the trip to Portugal due to UK government coronavirus restrictions. And that means that the midfielder would miss two key matches for Manchester United. Addressing the press after United’s disappointing 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in London on Wednesday, Solskjaer said: “We’ve not sat down and made a proper call on that one but it doesn’t make sense if you lose your player for 10 days of isolation, of course it doesn’t. “We’re the ones paying the players and from what I understand FIFA has given the rules ...
Pirlo Blames his Players after 1-1 Draw with Verona
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Pirlo Blames his Players after 1-1 Draw with Verona

  Andrea Pirlo has blamed his inexperienced players for their 1-1 draw against Hallas Verona in their Serie A game on Saturday. Juventus missed the opportunity to close the gap and mount pressure on Inter and AC Milan who take each other later today. Pirlo said after the game that his side lacked the experience required to close out the game with Verona. Addressing the press after the disappointing draw, Pirlo said that Juve are in an “emergency situation” when asked if they are too reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo for goals. Ronaldo netted his 19th goal of the Serie A season to fire Juve ahead, but the Old Lady were pegged back by an Antonin Barak header in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. The draw leaves Juve seven points adrift of leaders Inter, and Pirlo pointed to a lack...
Neil Lennon Quits as Celtic Manager after Defeat to Ross County Left the club 18 Points Behind Stevie Gerrard’s Ranger
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Neil Lennon Quits as Celtic Manager after Defeat to Ross County Left the club 18 Points Behind Stevie Gerrard’s Ranger

Neil Lennon has resigned as manager of Celtic with the club 18 points behind Scottish Premiership leaders, Rangers. Lennon, who returned to manage Celtic for a second time after Brendan Rodgers moved to Leicester in February 2019, has been under pressure all season before he finally resigned. He apologised for "letting fans down again" after the 1-0 defeat by Ross County on Sunday, left them 18 points behind league's leaders' Ranger In a statement on Wednesday February 24, Lennon said: "We have experienced a difficult season due to so many factors and, of course, it is very frustrating and disappointing that we have not been able to hit the same heights as we did previously. "I have worked as hard as ever to try and turn things around, but unfortunately we have not managed to...
Mourinho Unveils Tottenham’s Hope for Current Season
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Mourinho Unveils Tottenham’s Hope for Current Season

  Jose Mourinho has insisted that his Tottenham side remain in the hunt for a top-four finish this season. This is despite slipping to ninth on the league table given recent disappointing run of results. Tottenham have failed to win in four of their last five league matches and is falling off the pace in a battle to secure a top four finish. But the Portuguese gaffer believes anything is still possible, with just a little gap separating the Champions League spots from those in mid-table. “The same way you lose three matches and go to a bad position, the same way you win three matches and go to a much better position,” the former Chelsea boss told talkSPORT. “Like it happened last season, let’s keep it going until the end and let’s see what the table will give us....
FA Cup: Man City Break Arsenal’s Record
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FA Cup: Man City Break Arsenal’s Record

Manchester City on Wednesday, recorded their 15th straight win in all competitions, a mark no other English top-flight club had previously managed. Pep Guardiola’s men beat Swansea 3-1 to qualify for the FA Cup quarter-final. In doing so, City extended their winning run to 15 games in all competitions, one more than Preston’s in 1892 and Arsenal’s winning streak in 1987. City began their winning run with a 1-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League on December 19. A disappointing 1-1 draw at The Etihad to West Brom on December 15, was the last time Guardiola’s team failed to win in any competition. Since that setback City have triumphed in 10 consecutive Premier League matches to soar up the table, where they now enjoy a five-point advantage over rivals Manchester Un...
Man Utd Will not Win Title This Year – Gary Neville
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Man Utd Will not Win Title This Year – Gary Neville

Gary Neville has said Manchester United will not win the title this year, but expects his former club to challenge for it next season. United dropped more points last week, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s  late goal ensuring they drew 3-3 with Everton at Old Trafford. With Manchester City thrashing Liverpool on Sunday, the Red Devils are now five points off the league leaders, having played a game more. Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, Neville said: “They’re not there yet, I know it’s disappointing, but it isn’t surprising. I think they’re on the right track. “It has been clear in the last few weeks. Drawing against Arsenal, drawing against Liverpool, losing against Sheffield United, drawing against Everton, that is not going to win you the title. And for me, I don’t expe...
Governance Under Buhari Has Been Very Poor & Disappointing – Prof Attahiru Jega
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Governance Under Buhari Has Been Very Poor & Disappointing – Prof Attahiru Jega

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as “very disappointing.” In an interview with Daily Trust, Jega said the current administration has performed below the expectations of “so many Nigerians”. Jega served as Nigeria’s electoral umpire from 2010 to 2015, following his appointment by former President Goodluck Jonathan. He remains the only INEC chairman that has presided over two general elections in Nigeria — in 2011 and 2015, when Jonathan lost to Buhari, making him the first incumbent president to lose re-election. Jega, who was once a vice-chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, said although Buhari enjoys goodwill from many Nigerians, citizens are worried “abo...
Lekki Shootings: Osinbajo’s Comments Disappointing – Frank Edoho
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Lekki Shootings: Osinbajo’s Comments Disappointing – Frank Edoho

Popular TV host, Frank Edoho , has described Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo as one of the biggest disappointments of the year . Edoho , who was the host of the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire show for over 10 years, said this in a tweet on Thursday while reacting to a statement by Osinbajo on Thursday . Osinbajo had in reaction to the shootings at the Lekki toll plaza said , “My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings , and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos and other states . ” Responding, however, Edoho said it was unfortunate that Osinbajo had failed to say more on the matter. “ With your impeccable speaking talent you have managed to be quiet throughout the tragedies ...
Insecurity: ”Your Excuses will no Longer be Tolerated” President Buhari Tells Service Chiefs
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Insecurity: ”Your Excuses will no Longer be Tolerated” President Buhari Tells Service Chiefs

President Buhari had a closed-door meeting with the Service Chiefs on Thursday June 18, where he told them that excuses would no longer be tolerated and asked them to do more to secure the nation and Nigerians.   The National Security Adviser (NSA), Retired Major General Babagana Monguno, who spoke to the State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, said the President informed the service chiefs that their best is not good enough and that they must do better to put an end to the high level of insecurity in every part of the country. ''A meeting was just concluded between Mr. President and heads of the security agencies, that is the operational heads consisting minister of defence, the service chiefs and on the other hand, the intelligence components that is c...
“There’s an Epidemic of Male Entitlement” – Chimamanda Adichie Speaks on Rape
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“There’s an Epidemic of Male Entitlement” – Chimamanda Adichie Speaks on Rape

Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, has reacted to the increase of rape and murder of females in Nigeria, stating that there is an epidemic of male entitlement. Adichie made this known during a United Nations virtual forum on sexual and gender-based violence on Wednesday. Citing recent cases in Nigeria, the feminist decried the pervasiveness of rape and other forms of sexual assault on women and girls in society. She said; “I think that there is an epidemic of male entitlement towards female bodies. It’s a global epidemic, and it’s something we need to address. “What I have noticed in reactions to these horrific cases is that there is a language around rape and sexual assault on women that we really need to think and talk about. “We live in a culture that diminishes ...
Hollyoaks Actress, Rachel Adedeji Accuses the Show Producers of racism as she slams its Response to the Black Lives Matter movement
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Hollyoaks Actress, Rachel Adedeji Accuses the Show Producers of racism as she slams its Response to the Black Lives Matter movement

Hollyoaks actress, Rachel Adedeji has accused the TV show of racism behind the scenes while reacting to its ‘disappointing’ stance on the Black Lives Matter movement. The British-Nigerian actress, who plays Lisa Loveday on the Channel 4 soap, was reacting to a video posted by the show which involved actress Kelle Bryan addressing the movement's issues. Posting to her Instagram Stories and Twitter, Rachel, 28, condemned the show, writing: “I am disappointed with Hollyoaks’ approach to showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement yesterday.' The former X Factor contestant and mother of one also went on to detail a list of slurs and racial injustices she claims were happening on set. She wrote: 'Did Black Lives Matter when I was told ''You're all the same'' by a mak...
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus. The club released a statement on Thursday evening confirming the news, saying they expect a "significant number of people" will self-isolate, including first-team staff and coaches. The statement read: “The health of our people and the wider public is our priority and that is where our focus is. Our thoughts are with Mikel who is disappointed but in good spirits. We are in active dialogue with all the relevant people to manage this situation appropriately, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows.” Managing director Vinai Venkatesham added: "Mikel and the full first-team squad, players and staff, will be fully supported, and we look forward to getting back to t...
Sergio Ramos Reveals What he Really Thinks About Messi Ahead of El Clasico
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Sergio Ramos Reveals What he Really Thinks About Messi Ahead of El Clasico

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has confessed he holds Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi in high esteem, despite the rivalry between both clubs. Both players come face to face on Sunday in El Clasico. “I have huge respect for him. I think he’s one of the greatest players in history and I have huge respect for him. I hope Sunday isn’t his day, that would mean we’ve done our job, and if on top of that we can get a good result even better. “I wish him all the best as a fellow professional but only as long as it doesn’t affect us negatively! It’s hard, but he has my maximum respect, I think he’s one of the best,” Ramos told LaLiga. Madrid go into the clash two points behind Barca in second place. Zinedine Zidane’s men will be looking to leapfrog the Catalans with a win, ...
Bill Cosby writes Snoop Dogg from prison; thanks him for his post calling out Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey for “tarnishing the legacy of Black men”
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Bill Cosby writes Snoop Dogg from prison; thanks him for his post calling out Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey for “tarnishing the legacy of Black men”

Bill Cosby wrote an Instagram post from prison to thank Snoop Dogg for calling out Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King for doing interviews that "tarnish the image and legacy of Black men." The incarcerated comedian claimed Black women are being used to destroy Black men's legacy and he thanked Snoop Dogg after the rapper ended a post attacking Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King with “Free Bill Cosby.” Earlier, Snoop Dogg posted a photo of Winfrey standing next to Harvey Weinstein along with a message reading “Did that fake ass micheal Jackson s— to tarnish his name with them lying ass kids and here she is with a known rapist smiling and laughing. F*** u and Gayle. Free bill Cosby.” Snoop Dogg’s post came the morning after the interview between CBS morning anchor Gayle King and WNBA legend Lis...
UN Report On Violent Conflicts In Nigeria Disappointing – Presidency
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UN Report On Violent Conflicts In Nigeria Disappointing – Presidency

The presidency yesterday challenged the United Nations (UN) rapporteur on violent conflicts in Ngeria to adhere to truth in the presentation of reports. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, in a statement on yesterday, expressed disappointment that the rapporteur was silent on intra-group violence in the organisation’s report. “The UN representative needs to be truthful and evenhanded in her assignment, ” he noted. Garba was reaching to a press reports of the UN rapporteur on violence in Nigeria. He said: “While we agree that the violence in Nigeria, or in any country, is a major concern and that there is a rippling effect, we are disappointed that the rapporteur was silent on intra-group violence. “In Benue, Taraba, Cross River States and m...
AFCON 2019: Guinea sack head coach Paul Put and his entire staff after disappointing performance
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AFCON 2019: Guinea sack head coach Paul Put and his entire staff after disappointing performance

Paul Put, the head coach of Guinea has been sacked alongside his entire staff by the country’s Football Federation after their disappointing performance at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. The Syli Nationale were eliminated from the competition after a 3-0 loss to Algeria in the Round of 16. During the group stage, Guinea managed a win, a draw and a loss in Group B. The 63-year-old Belgian football coach was sacked after a Monday meeting. “The Guinea Football Federation (FGF) have decided to amicably terminate the contract of Paul Put,"Flashguinee.info confirmed. Put was appointed as Guinea coach in March replacing Kanfory Sylla who was sacked following the failure of Guinea's home-based team at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco in January. The form...
Coutinho Finally Decides to Leave Barcelona for Another Club
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Coutinho Finally Decides to Leave Barcelona for Another Club

Barcelona attacking midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, has finally decided to leave the club in this summer’s transfer window. According to Cadena SER, the Brazilian is unhappy at Nou Camp and his representatives have already told Barcelona about his decision to leave the club this summer. The Spanish newspaper is also reporting that the former Liverpool star is distressed by his failed move to the La Liga champions and his failure to make an impact at Barca. The Catalan club are open to selling Coutinho this summer, but are demanding a transfer fee of at least £80million for the player. Coutinho has failed to impress since arriving from Liverpool in a £105million deal in January 2018 despite playing his part in two La Liga title wins. A...
Tottenham Star Ready to Leave after Champions League Failure, Eyes Real Madrid
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Tottenham Star Ready to Leave after Champions League Failure, Eyes Real Madrid

Tottenham Hotspur playmaker, Christian Eriksen, has admitted he is ready for a new challenge. The 27-year-old, who has been at Spurs since 2013, has one year to run on his current contract. Eriksen is now ready to leave the club and has hinted that Real Madrid could be his next destination. “I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new. “I have the deepest respect for everything that is happening at Tottenham and it would not be something negative to stay. But I have also said that I would like to try something new. “I hope that something will be decided this summer. That is the plan. In football, you never know when there could be a decision like that. It could be at any point. The bes...
PSG Takes Final Decision on Tuchel’s future
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PSG Takes Final Decision on Tuchel’s future

Paris Saint-Germain have handed manager Thomas Tuchel a new contract until June 2021, despite a disappointing second half of the season. Tuchel replaced Unai Emery on a two-year deal last summer and helped PSG successfully defend their league title this season. Although the French champions made a fine start under the German tactician, their season nosedived as they were dumped out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the third straight year and also failed to retain the two domestic cups. However, the PSG hierarchy have chosen to retain Tuchel, offering him new terms. “I’m delighted to extend my contract and commitment to Paris Saint-Germain. “I’d like to thank the chairman, Nasser Al-Khelaifi and the whole club for their trust in me and my staff. “This o...
Messi Speaks on European Golden Shoe
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Messi Speaks on European Golden Shoe

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has disclosed that he is not thinking about winning the European Golden Shoe this season. Messi stated this while speaking to reporters on Friday ahead of Barcelona’s Copa del Rey final against Valencia on Saturday night, Metro UK reports. The Argentine captain is set to win the Golden Shoe for the highest goal scorer in the Europe top five league competitions after his nearest challenger, Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe fell short. Mbappe could only score once, as Paris Saint-Germain ended their Ligue 1 season with a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Stade de Reims on Friday. Mbappe’s consolation goal means he ends the season with 33 league goals, three behind Messi in the race for the Golden Shoe, which ...
Game Of Thrones Petition: Over 700, 000 Fans Want Season 8 Remade
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Game Of Thrones Petition: Over 700, 000 Fans Want Season 8 Remade

Over 700, 000 fans of the popular television show, ‘Game of Thrones’ have called for a remake of what they termed “a disappointing last season.” The fans are signing a change.org petition titled “Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers.” The petition had garnered 736, 080 signatures at the time of this report on Friday, and was gaining more supporters by the second. The petition read, “David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material to fall back on. This series deserves a final season that makes sense.” HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’, which was adapted from George R.R. Martin’s ‘A song of fire and ice’, started outpacing the series of novels in season six. After the show was on hiatus for all of...
What Solskjaer Said about Man United’s Embarrassing 2-0 Loss to Cardiff
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What Solskjaer Said about Man United’s Embarrassing 2-0 Loss to Cardiff

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed why his side lost 2-0 to relegated Cardif City on Sunday. He also spoke about young Mason Greenwood who made his senior team debut today. He said it was a ‘joy’ to watch Greenwood make his full debut in their insipid defeat to Cardiff. The 17-year-old Greenwood made his first career start up front and managed six efforts on goal, including one strike that was tipped onto the post by Neil Etheridge. “We’ve been poor,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “We’ve hit a brick wall towards the end of the season. Very disappointing. The big plus is the season’s over, draw a big line over it and look forward. “Because we know we are too far behind where we want to be, 98 and 97 points is exceptional,the two teams, we’re five o...
Zidane’s Real Madrid Stumbles Again, Draws 1-1 With Leganes
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Zidane’s Real Madrid Stumbles Again, Draws 1-1 With Leganes

Real Madrid stumbled to a 1-1 draw at Leganes on Monday, the latest disappointing result in a nightmare season for the European champions. Zinedine Zidane’s side, who are third in the table and 13 points behind leaders Barcelona, were uninspired against local rivals Leganes. Madrid put in the kind of lethargic performance which has plagued their season, with Marco Asensio and Raphael Varane missing good first-half chances. Jonathan Silva fired Leganes ahead in the 45th minute with their first chance of the game, driving home from the edge of the box. Karim Benzema equalised at the start of the second half and Marcelo saw a shot tipped away as Madrid enjoyed a short period in ascendancy. Leganes, 11th in the table, went close to winning the game but Youssef En-Nesyri had ...
Solskjaer Reveals Why Manchester United Lost 1-0 to Barcelona
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Solskjaer Reveals Why Manchester United Lost 1-0 to Barcelona

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has blamed their 1-0 loss to Barcelona on their slow start. The Red Devils were defeated, thanks to a Luke Shaw own goal in the first half. Solskjaer says Barca were “fortunate” to get an away goal and believes they will get theirs at the Nou Camp next week. “We didn’t start great. They scored a great goal, there was great movement by Messi and Suarez and they’re fortunate that it comes off Luke and changes direction. “It’s a blow but we settled well. We’re still in this tie. “(Messi) a fantastic player. We did as well as we could against him. We kept our shape well. “It could have gone both ways. We didn’t hit the target and that’s one of the disappointing things. We’ll go there with work to be done but we will create ...
Mr Eazi Apologizes to Fans as He Postpones Canada Shows
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Mr Eazi Apologizes to Fans as He Postpones Canada Shows

Mr Eazi has announced the postponement of his shows which were scheduled to take place this March in Canada. The Nigerian singer took to social media to apologize to his fans for the change in plans which is due to visa issues he’s having. Mr Eazi wrote: MARCH DATES For US & Canada Postponed – You, the fans, have and always will be the most important people in my career as an artist. It is with you in mind that I make this frustrating and disappointing decision, to postpone and reschedule the MARCH DATES on my Life Is Eazi – Vol 2, North American Tour. Whilst i Anticipate my visa to be issued anytime now, i do not know for certain when this will happen It is this uncertainty that has created so much frustration & Led to this very last minute announcement. Some of ...
Actress Adesua Etomi’s Vogue Cover Is Disappointing – Tosin Silverdam
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Actress Adesua Etomi’s Vogue Cover Is Disappointing – Tosin Silverdam

Writer Tosin Silverdam has criticized Banky W’s wife’s vogue cover, saying it’s disappointing. He wrote @tosinsilverdam Honestly, I am not surprised this @adesuaetomi’s vogue magazine cover didn’t the break the internet. Although, this is a great feat and deserve somewhat celebration but sincerely speaking, this cover is quite disappointing. I’m not a hater, she looks like a slave on this cover. She looks so inferior compared to the other ladies on the cover, what did they do to her skin tone? She looks so bad and almost unrecognizable, when I first saw the cover, I didn’t even know she’s the one. @adesuaetomi is extremely beautiful but then again, she looks so odd and more like a slave to the other girls. She should have complained about the cover, this is not impressive at all. N...
Leicester Captain Morgan Impressed With Youngsters
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Leicester Captain Morgan Impressed With Youngsters

Wes Morgan was impressed with Leicester City's young kids in their opening Premier League fixture loss to Manchester United. The Foxes pushed United all the way despite staring six players under the age of 23, including four 21-year-olds. "I was very impressed with them," Morgan said. "Stepping into the first game of the season, at Old Trafford, is not easy for them. "I think they were full of confidence, they looked comfortable on the ball, they were not shying away from it, and wanted to make things happen and they did that." On bouncing back this Saturday against Wolves, Morgan added: He said: "We have found a few new players. Hopefully, they will settle in nicely, and add something positive to the team and hopefully we can move forward and build on what we did last season. ...

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