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He had iPAD, watching Netflix during Aston Villa game – Parker slams ‘lost’ Man United star
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He had iPAD, watching Netflix during Aston Villa game – Parker slams ‘lost’ Man United star

Paul Parker has suggested Jadon Sancho is no longer at Manchester United and is totally lost. He said the former Borussia Dortmund forward may already be having doubts over his role at the club. United brought in Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £73 million last summer and the England international has so far struggled at Old Trafford. Sancho has played 23 games for United this season, scoring only two goals and providing zero assist and was left out of the starting XI during Saturday’s Premier League clash at Aston Villa. He was later brought on with 12 minutes of the contest remaining for what was a disappointing cameo. Parker, a former Manchester United defender, accused the 21-year-old of not following the game going on in front of him. Parker told Talk of the Devi...
FA Cup: Steven Gerrard blasts VAR after 1-0 defeat to Man Utd
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FA Cup: Steven Gerrard blasts VAR after 1-0 defeat to Man Utd

Aston Villa manager, Steven Gerrard has slammed the long delay before Danny Ings’ goal was disallowed against Manchester United on Monday night. According to him, it took the wind out of their sails. The match was held up for more than three-and-a-half minutes, after Video Assistant Referee (VAR) advised referee Michael Oliver to take a look at the pitch-side monitor. Oliver eventually ruled the goal out for Jacob Ramsey’s foul on Edinson Cavani. When asked about the decision, Gerrard said: “How long have you got? The officials took three-and-a-half minutes to settle that one. “The linesman said it was to do with Jacob impeding Cavani’s run. “It wasn’t that complex to need three-and-a-half minutes and it’s disappointing as we were in a good place at the time and that to...
Everything is against us – Tuchel blows hot after 1-1 draw with Brighton
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Everything is against us – Tuchel blows hot after 1-1 draw with Brighton

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has hit out at officials and the Premier League fixture list, after they played out a 1-1 draw with Brighton on Wednesday night. Romelu Lukaku put the Blues in front with an early header, but the hosts failed to add more goals. Danny Welbeck then came off the bench to level the score deep into stoppage time. Speaking after the game at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel said: “A draw about right? Absolutely not. We had the better chances and a clear penalty. Very disappointing and very frustrating. “If the ref does not want to give a penalty when it is a clear 100% penalty. Everything against us. “100% it is a penalty, you ask the ref not me.” The result leaves Chelsea in second place, eight points behind leaders, Manchester City.
Virgil van Dijk slams Liverpool attackers, speaks on title race after 1-0 defeat to Leicester
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Virgil van Dijk slams Liverpool attackers, speaks on title race after 1-0 defeat to Leicester

Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk has criticized the club’s attackers following their 1-0 loss to Leicester City on Tuesday night. The Dutchman also feels that the team’s overall performance on Tuesday night was strange. Liverpool were piped 1-0 by the Foxes at the King Power Stadium, with Mohamed Salah’s penalty being saved and his rebound header hitting the bar. Senegalese forward Sadio Mane also saw a couple of chances wasted before Jurgen Klopp’s side were punished by Ademola Lookman’s lone strike. With the defeat, their second of the season, Liverpool now sit six points behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Van Dijk told the BBC, “I think we were poor in the last third…not a good performance. “We created good chances but unfortunately today wasn’t the day it we...
Angry Thomas Tuchel slams Chelsea stars after 1-1 draw with Everton
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Angry Thomas Tuchel slams Chelsea stars after 1-1 draw with Everton

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has slammed his players for failing to convert their chances during their Premier League clash against depleted Everton side on Thursday. The Blues dropped crucial points in the league title race with a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Everton. Everton boss Rafa Benitez was under intense pressure going to Stamford Bridge on Thursday after a run of just one win in 10 matches. But they produced a spirited performance to frustrate an out-of-sorts Chelsea. Mason Mount scored his fourth goal in as many league games in the 70th minute but Everton responded almost immediately through Jarrad Branthwaite. The result means Chelsea now trail top-of-the-table Manchester City by four points after 17 games. And Tuchel was asked whether it was a frustratin...
Pick yourself up, there’s problem – Hoddle slams Tuchel after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Everton
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Pick yourself up, there’s problem – Hoddle slams Tuchel after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Everton

Chelsea and Tottenham legend, Glenn Hoddle, has told Thomas Tuchel to pick himself up immediately, claiming that the ‘seething’ German appeared at his ‘lowest’ since taking charge at Stamford Bridge in his post-match interview. Chelsea boss, Tuchel had slammed his players for wasting several opportunities during their Premier League clash against depleted Everton side on Thursday. The Blues dropped crucial points in the league title race with a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Everton. Mason Mount put the home side ahead in the 70th minute but Everton responded almost immediately through Jarrad Branthwaite. “Those games have been very difficult for them in recent weeks and Wolves will be difficult,” Hoddle told BT Sport. “That’s the lowest I’ve seen Tuchel post-game, he i...
Champions League: Real Madrid vs Chelsea ‘most likely’ Round of 16 tie
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Champions League: Real Madrid vs Chelsea ‘most likely’ Round of 16 tie

Chelsea have almost a one in three probability of drawing Real Madrid, when the draw for the Champions League Round of 16 is conducted on Monday, according to MisterChip. The Blues, who are the current holders of the trophy, could only finish second in their group, following a disappointing 3-3 draw at Zenit. Thomas Tuchel’s men will now be paired against top European opponents in the next round. Liverpool, on the other hand, have a marginally higher chance of being paired against Villarreal or Inter Milan. Manchester United and Manchester City, who finished top of their groups, have a slightly higher chance of playing Atletico Madrid or Inter Milan next. The eight group winners – Ajax, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Liverpool, Lille, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real ...
Azpilicueta urges Chelsea response after slip-ups
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Azpilicueta urges Chelsea response after slip-ups

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has urged his teammates to show an immediate response after falling off the top of the Premier League and finishing a disappointing second in their Champions League group. The European champions twice surrendered the lead in Russia on Wednesday to draw 3-3 with Zenit Saint Petersburg and end their Group H campaign as runners-up, meaning they could face Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16. The frustrating result came after they dropped to third in the Premier League table following Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at West Ham, spoiling their impressive defensive record so far this season. Thomas Tuchel’s men, who host Leeds on Saturday, have now failed to win three of their past five Premier League games. Azpilicueta has demanded a reaction...
“I’m barely in my own body right now,” Khloe Kardashian writes after being accused of shading Halle Berry at the People’s Choice Awards
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“I’m barely in my own body right now,” Khloe Kardashian writes after being accused of shading Halle Berry at the People’s Choice Awards

Khloe Kardashian has responded to a claim that she shaded Halle Berry while the actress accepted the People's icon award at the 2021 People's Choice Awards. The award ceremony held on Tuesday,  Dec 7, and Khloe made her first public appearance since it emerged that Tristan Thompson cheated on her again and got a woman pregnant. Khloe won two awards at the event, including Best Reality Star. When Halle Berry was giving a speech while accepting the icon award, the camera moved the Khloe's face and the look on her face was interpreted as a negative one by fans. People then took to Twitter to call Khloe out, accusing her of being jealous of Halle Berry. Khloe responded,  letting them know that she thinks highly of Halle and that she just wasn't in a good place, hence her rea...
Thiago Silva blames Chelsea teammates for 3-2 defeat to West Ham
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Thiago Silva blames Chelsea teammates for 3-2 defeat to West Ham

Veteran Brazilian defender, Thiago Silva has blamed his Chelsea teammates for their 3-2 Veteran Brazilian defender, Thiago Silva has blamed his Chelsea teammates for their 3-2 defeat to West Ham United on Saturday. Thomas Tuchel’s side suffered a disappointing 3-2 Premier League defeat to West Ham on Saturday despite Silva header and a stunning Mason Mount volley that put the visitors ahead. A penalty from Manuel Lanzini and second-half goals from Jarrod Bowen and an Arthur Masuaku gave the home side all three points from the west London derby. The defeat was Chelsea’s second top-flight defeat so far this season as they dropped to third after Manchester City and Liverpool both picked up victories. ‘It’s not like West Ham created lots of opportunities, we gave t...
What Tuchel told us at half-time of Watford victory – Mount
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What Tuchel told us at half-time of Watford victory – Mount

Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount has revealed what Thomas Tuchel told his players at halftime during their 2-1 win at Vicarage Road. The England midfielder said that the German manager delivered some “firm words” to his Chelsea side at half-time. The Blues put up a disappointing first-half against Watford during which Emmanuel Dennis cancelled out Mount’s opener. Hakim Ziyech scored what would turn out to be the winner in the second half to help the visitors remain top of the league table. Mount told the press that the players accepted the fact that they failed to get going in the first half. “At the break, we said we haven’t started yet, we haven’t got going,” he told Amazon Prime. Asked what Thomas Tuchel said at the break, he added, “He said some firm words in the dre...
I Don’t think it was Penalty – Carrick Reacts to Man Utd’s draw with Chelsea
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I Don’t think it was Penalty – Carrick Reacts to Man Utd’s draw with Chelsea

Manchester United caretaker manager, Michael Carrick, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Carrack claimed that the penalty awarded to Chelsea against Man United during the encounter was not a penalty. Jadon Sancho had opened the scoring for Man United in the second half before Jorginho equalized for Chelsea from the spot a few minutes later. Wan-Bissaka had caught Thiago Silva with an outstretched leg and kicked the Brazilian on the ankle. The referee immediately points to the spot-kick. Speaking after the game, Carrick said at his post-match press conference, “I don’t think it was a penalty, that was disappointing. “It’s been a tough, tough week, and I am immensely proud of the effort the players put in.” Man United’s next game...
Luis Enrique picked as next Man United manager
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Luis Enrique picked as next Man United manager

Former Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique has been identified as the best option for the vacant seat at Manchester United. Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, pointed out Enrique, who is currently with the national team of Spain for the position. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday after a disappointing run of results including a 4-0 loss to Watford on Saturday. Michael Carrick was installed as caretaker boss until either an interim manager, or permanent head coach, has been appointed.. Asked about the main contenders to take over at United, Hargreaves told BT Sport: “I think [Pochettino] commands respect, I think he demands work from the players. But all these names are great names. “Brendan has great experience in the league. Zidane, surely the langu...
Maguire blames entire team for Solskjaer’s sack from Man Utd
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Maguire blames entire team for Solskjaer’s sack from Man Utd

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has said the entire squad should be held responsible for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sack. The England defender said the United squad must take a ‘huge responsibility after the club confirmed Solskjaer’s exit on Sunday. Assistant coach, Michael Carrick has since taken charge and will lead the team against Villarreal in Tuesday’s Champions League. United board decided to sack Solskjaer after the team’s disappointing 4-1 loss to Watford on Saturday. Maguire addressed the media on Monday ahead of that crucial Champions League fixture in Spain and paid tribute to the former manager alongside caretaker boss Carrick. He said the team were ready to accept blame for the run that ended Solskjaer’s losing job. “The players need to take responsi...
Dean Smith: Aston Villa sack head coach after five successive Premier League defeats
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Dean Smith: Aston Villa sack head coach after five successive Premier League defeats

Aston Villa have announced the departure of Dean Smith following Friday's 1-0 defeat to Southampton. The Villa Park boss has been under serious pressure of late after five straight Premier League defeats. The club confirmed the news on Sunday afternoon, two days after a disappointing result at St. Mary's. A statement read: "Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that the Club have parted company with Head Coach Dean Smith. "Dean was appointed Villa Head Coach just over three years ago in October 2018 and led the Club back to the Premier League via the play-offs in his first season in charge following a club-record ten-match winning sequence towards the end of that campaign. "The following season, he kept Villa in the top flight while also leading the team out at the Carabao...
Man Utd told to sack Solskjaer after 2-0 defeat to Man City
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Man Utd told to sack Solskjaer after 2-0 defeat to Man City

Former Liverpool star, Danny Murphy, has urged Man United to sack their manager following the Red Devils’ Premier League derby 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday at Old Trafford. Murphy said if Man United want to compete with the likes of Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea for the Premier League title, they need to let Solskjaer leave Old Trafford and bring in a new manager. Solskjaer’s side was defeated at home against Man City, following an own goal from Eric Bailly and a strike from Bernardo Silva. Speaking on BBC’s Match of the Day, Murphy said: “If they [Man United] want to compete with the big boys now – Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea – they need to change the manager.” Meanwhile, Solskjaer, who replaced Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford three years ago, admitted he ...
You’ll get slapped again by Man City – Rio Ferdinand warns Man United after 2-2 draw with Atalanta
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You’ll get slapped again by Man City – Rio Ferdinand warns Man United after 2-2 draw with Atalanta

Rio Ferdinand has warned that Manchester United will get ‘slapped’ by Manchester City in this weekend’s derby at Old Trafford if they put up the sloppy performance they displayed against Atalanta on Tuesday night. By being ‘slapped’ again the former England defender was referring to United’s disappointing 5-0 defeat to Liverpool two weekends ago. Ferdinand noted that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were in ‘disarray’ for much of Tuesday’s Champions League tie against Atalanta. It was Cristiano Ronaldo that once again rescued United with a superb late goal to earn them a draw against Atalanta. Their next game is a Premier League clash with arch-rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford and Ferdinand has warned his former club against replicating their Atalanta display against Pep G...
UCL: Ronaldo rescues Man United again, scores twice against Atalanta
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UCL: Ronaldo rescues Man United again, scores twice against Atalanta

Cristiano Ronaldo rode to Manchester United’s rescue late on for the third time in four Champions League matches to salvage a 2-2 draw at Atalanta on Tuesday. The competition’s all-time top scorer struck a sweet volley from outside the box in the 91st minute to keep United on top of Group F. However, another disjointed display bailed out by Ronaldo’s brilliant finishing will do little to ease the pressure on coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian bought himself some time from the calls for him to be sacked with a 3-0 win at Tottenham on Saturday. Solskjaer’s switch to a back three at the weekend resulted in some much-needed defensive solidity. However, that was just the Red Devils second clean sheet in 22 games and their problems at the back were again easily exposed in...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: Maguire reveals ‘big discussions’ ahead of EPL clash
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: Maguire reveals ‘big discussions’ ahead of EPL clash

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has revealed there was an inquest into their 5-0 thrashing in the hands of Liverpool on Sunday. The result left manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clinging to his job, with senior officials at Old Trafford meeting to discuss his sack earlier this week. It has now emerged that the players too held a meeting and there was a frank exchange with the coaching staff. The squad discussed what they believe is going wrong and how they can solve their problems. Midfielder Paul Pogba is understood to have apologised to colleagues for getting a red card in the match. He will miss Saturday’s trip to Tottenham as he starts a three match ban. “It’s a tough one to move on from but we need to move on. “It’s been a tough week obviously, you can’t just ...
Bruno Fernandes states Man Utd players’ position on Solskjaer as manager
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Bruno Fernandes states Man Utd players’ position on Solskjaer as manager

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has insisted that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the full backing of the players. Solskjaer is under contract at Old Trafford until 2024 but has been under fire after a few disappointing results. Early elimination from the Carabao Cup and unconvincing displays in both the Premier League and Champions League have raised concerns about the manager. But after a 3-2 win over Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday, Fernandes told Brazil’s TNT Sports: “Of course, obviously, he is our coach. We follow him every day. We show that. We follow his ideas and we will continue to do so. “We believe in our coach and our staff… we need to do what the coach tells us because our coach is the maximum exponent of what we must respect. He has ...
It was not my decision to leave Arsenal – Wenger finally opens up
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It was not my decision to leave Arsenal – Wenger finally opens up

Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has hinted that he was sacked by the club in May 2018. Wenger, in his new documentary, said “it was not really” his decision to step down after 22 years in charge. The Frenchman also described his Arsenal exit as “a funeral”. During his stint with the Gunners, Wenger won three league titles and seven FA Cups, including league and cup doubles in both 1998 and 2002. Wenger also oversaw the ‘Invincibles’ season back in 2004, when Arsenal went the entire Premier League season without defeat. But the final years of his reign were marred by fan protest after some disappointing campaigns. A few days after announcing he was stepping down, Wenger hinted that the call was “not really” his decision. And it now appears he could be about to ...
Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Usyk officially confirmed
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Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Usyk officially confirmed

Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has confirmed that he has triggered his rematch clause with Oleksandr Usyk. The fight is expected to take place in March next year. Usyk has already said he would like to defend his newly-won titles in Ukraine. However,h Hearn has claimed that the rematch will take place in the UK. Joshua lost his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts to Usyk via a unanimous decision last week. “Today we officially triggered the rematch for the Oleksandr Usyk fight, which we’ll see early next spring. “Back in the game and we’re looking for him to become three-time world champion. “A few niggles in camp for AJ, Usyk had a bad cut, it’s officially triggered, we’ll sit down with K2 Promotions and I think March is when you’ll see that fight. “This was a...
2022 World Cup qualifiers: ‘Questions should be asked about Gernot Rohr – Former Super Eagles player, Mutiu Adepoju says
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: ‘Questions should be asked about Gernot Rohr – Former Super Eagles player, Mutiu Adepoju says

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju has described the Super Eagles’ 1-0 defeat to the Central African Republic in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers as very disappointing, saying questions should be asked about coach Gernot Rohr after Nigeria recorded their first defeat on the road to Qatar despite dominating play in Lagos on Thursday, October 7. Gernot Rohr’s men were stunned after second-half substitute Karl Namnganda broke the deadlock in the 90th minute following a mix-up between centre-backs William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun. Despite the presence of Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Taiwo Awoniyi, Samuel Kalu and Ahmed Musa in the frontline, Nigeria couldn't score a goal against CAR ranked 124th in the world. Adepoju now says he expects the Niger...
UCL: You’re not good enough – Thomas Tuchel to Chelsea stars after 1-0 loss to Juve
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UCL: You’re not good enough – Thomas Tuchel to Chelsea stars after 1-0 loss to Juve

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has described his team that lost 1-0 to Juventus in the Champions League group stage match on Wednesday as slow and tired. The German said his team was not ‘good enough’ during the disappointing loss to the struggling Italians. Federico Bernardeschi set up Federico Chiesa for a calmly finished goal 10 minutes into the second half to give Juve all three points. Thomas Tuchel’s side struggled to break down the Juventus defence and the German coach was disappointed with the goal his team conceded. “It’s impossible at this level to concede a goal like this. We know what’s coming, we got punished for it,” the German manager said after the match. “We started not sharp enough, the first 10-15 minutes should’ve been much more sharp, put mo...
Champions League: Owen predicts Juventus vs Chelsea, Man Utd vs Villarreal games
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Champions League: Owen predicts Juventus vs Chelsea, Man Utd vs Villarreal games

Former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted the outcome of some of today’s UEFA Champions League group stage games. Juventus will host Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in today’s Champions League clash in Turin. Manchester United will tackle Villarreal at Old Trafford. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “This is a must-win for United after some disappointing results. The defeat to Young Boys on matchday one was a shock and ultimately one that Solskjaer must feel was preventable. Ronaldo’s signing galvanised the club but after a couple of bad results, the pressure is back on Ole. “Villareal are an organised side but have had a strange start to their La Liga season, drawing five of their first six. Unai Emery is obviously an experienced manager in Europe, but I ...
‘I will prove my innocence’ – R. Kelly insists he’s not guilty in Facebook post shared after he was found guilty on all counts in sex trafficking trial
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‘I will prove my innocence’ – R. Kelly insists he’s not guilty in Facebook post shared after he was found guilty on all counts in sex trafficking trial

  Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, has insisted he's not guilty after he was found guilty in sex trafficking trial. The singer was found guilty of exploiting his superstar status to run a scheme to sexually abuse women and children over two decades. Eleven accusers, consisting of nine women and two men, took the stand over the six-week trial to describe sexual humiliation and violence at his hands. After two days of deliberation, the jury found Kelly guilty on all the charges he was facing. Sentencing is due on 4 May and he could spend the rest of his life behind bars. The singer took to Facebook after he was found guilty to release a statement. He wrote: "To all my fans and supporters I love you all...
I’m sorry – Willian begs Arsenal fans as he departs for Brazil
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I’m sorry – Willian begs Arsenal fans as he departs for Brazil

Willian has apologised to Arsenal fans for not living up to their expectation at the club. The Brazilian tore up his contract at the Emirates Stadium and now set to leave the club. In a lengthy statement after his exit was confirmed by Arsenal, the Brazil international apologised for his disappointing one-year spell. The Brazilian still had two years remaining on his £200k-a-week contract, but decided to forgo it as he rejoins boyhood team Corinthians. The Brazil international also had a message for those who think he joined Arsenal for the sake of money. Willian scored just one goal for Arsenal having arrived at the Emirates on a free transfer from Chelsea back in August 2020. “I would like to thank Arsenal for the opportunity they have given to me and for the warm...
Mourinho Identifies another Chelsea player for Roma
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Mourinho Identifies another Chelsea player for Roma

AS Roma boss, Jose Mourinho is planning to make Ruben Loft-Cheek his second signing from his former club, Chelsea. The Portuguese boss is planning to raid Chelsea as he looks to strengthen his Roma squad for the new season. Reports in Italy said the Special One wants to bring Loftus-Cheek to the Serie A side. This is after the Italian side completed the signing of Tammy Abraham from Chelsea last week. Loftus-Cheek has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer after a disappointing loan spell at Fulham last season. Fulham was relegated from the Premier League and the England midfielder’s chances of forcing his way into Thomas Tuchel’s plans look very slim indeed. Corriere Dello Sport reports that Roma is interested, although tim...
You’re going backwards at Man United – Rio Ferdinand tells Martial
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You’re going backwards at Man United – Rio Ferdinand tells Martial

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has insisted that the club’s forward, Anthony Martial, is going backward at Old Trafford. Ferdinand said it is frustrating that Martial will not live up to his full potential at Old Trafford, despite former United team-mate, Michael Carrick predicting the France international could be one of the world’s best players. Martial started for Man United in their disappointing 1-1 draw against Southampton last weekend but was hauled off by manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, before the hour mark after another lacklustre performance. “I think the most frustrating thing about him [Anthony Martial] is that he’s actually gone backwards from when he first signed,” Ferdinand said on his FIVE YouTube channel. “If you’re a player...
Michael Owen predicts Arsenal vs Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham, Leicester, other fixtures
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Michael Owen predicts Arsenal vs Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham, Leicester, other fixtures

Former England forward, Michael Owen, has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier League, EPL, match-day two games. Arsenal will host Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening, while Manchester United will tackle Southampton in an away EPL clash and West Ham will host Leicester City at the London Stadium. Manchester City will host Norwich at Etihad on Saturday, while Liverpool will clash with Burnley and Wolves will host Tottenham Hotspur. Giving his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “The atmosphere inside Anfield for this will be brilliant. Burnley famously won here last season. I can’t see that happening this time around and I fancy a comfortable 2-0 home win for Liverpool.” Speaking on the Man City vs Norwich game, Owen said, “After a disappointing result agai...
Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic withdraws from mixed doubles-bronze match; leaves Olympics empty-handed
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Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic withdraws from mixed doubles-bronze match; leaves Olympics empty-handed

Novak Djokovic has been forced to withdraw from his mixed doubles bronze medal match due to a shoulder injury. Djokovic, the world No. 1 from Serbia, will leave Tokyo empty-handed in what has proved a majorly disappointing Olympic Games. According to the International Tennis Federation, Djokovic withdrew because of a "left shoulder injury", meaning Nina Stojanovic will be deprived of a chance to win a medal, with bronze going to Australian pair Ashleigh Barty and John Peers courtesy of a walkover. This comes after he was surprisingly beaten by Alexander Zverev in the singles semi-finals yesterday, ending his chances of winning the Golden Slam of four major titles and Olympic gold in one year. The four-time Olympian and 20-time Grand Slam champion leaves the Games without a ...
Nigerian Footballer, Nnamdi Ofoborh to put his career on hold after scans Revealed he has a Heart issue
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Nigerian Footballer, Nnamdi Ofoborh to put his career on hold after scans Revealed he has a Heart issue

Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard has confirmed that new signing Nnamdi Ofoborh's career will be put on hold after scans revealed a heart issue. The 21-year-old Nigerian midfielder joined the club on a free transfer from Bournemouth this summer but a 'red flag' was raised during his medical. After his side drew 2-2 with Arsenal in their friendly at Ibrox, Gerrard told RangersTV: 'I don't think you'll see him in the short term. 'Unfortunately, something has flagged up with his ECG, which is the heart test. 'We've got top medical people here at the club now and we check all the players thoroughly from head to toe when they arrive. 'Unfortunately, there's been a bit of a red flag with a heart issue so he's going to see some specialists in the coming weeks and we need to d...
Footballer, Arjen Robben retires for the second time at 37 after battling injuries 
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Footballer, Arjen Robben retires for the second time at 37 after battling injuries 

Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from football after a 21-year playing career. The former Dutch international made over 300 appearances for Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, and won a league title in every country he played in. But, the 37-year-old has struggled with injuries after coming out of retirement in 2020 and rejoining boyhood club Groningen in 2020. He endured a seven-month absence last season after making his second debut. Robben also made 96 appearances for the Dutch national team and is the ninth-most capped Netherlands international. In a heartfelt statement, Robben said: “I have decided to stop my active football career. A year ago I announced my comeback as a FC Groningen player. I embarked on this adventure with great energy and enthusiasm. ...
Czechs Dump Out 10-man Netherlands
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Czechs Dump Out 10-man Netherlands

The Czech Republic set up a quarter-final tie with Denmark as second-half goals from Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick dumped 10-man Netherlands out of Euro 2020 with a 2-0 win in Budapest. Following a goalless first half, Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt was sent off upon VAR review for a deliberate handball as the last man after tangling with Schick (55). The Czechs made their numerical advantage count when the excellent Holes converted at the far post (68), and the contest was put to bed when Schick tucked in Holes' cross to notch his fourth goal of the tournament (80). Having excelled in the group stages, it was a disappointing end for Frank de Boer's side, but Czech Republic march on to face the emotional wall of Denmark in Baku next Saturday.
Euro 2020: Fabregas Reacts as Spain fail to beat Sweden
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Euro 2020: Fabregas Reacts as Spain fail to beat Sweden

AS Monaco midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has reacted to Spain’s Euro 2020 goalless draw against Sweden on Monday. Spain got their campaign off to a disappointing start after failing to find the breakthrough despite a dominant display against Sweden in Seville. Strikers, Alvaro Morata and Gerard Moreno, missed Spain’s best chances as they played a 0-0 draw against Sweden. Reacting, Fabregas, who was part of Spain’s squad that won the Euro in 2008 and 2012 as well as the World Cup win in 2010, said the striker issues are one of manager Luis Enrique’s main concerns. “This is another example of it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” Fabregas told the BBC. “This is the big question mark about this team. “I know there have been examples where France won the World Cup wit...
Netherlands Edge Five-goal Thriller Against Ukraine
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Netherlands Edge Five-goal Thriller Against Ukraine

Denzel Dumfries' late header rescued three points for the Netherlands in their Euro 2020 opener with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Ukraine in Amsterdam. The Netherlands had held a comfortable two-goal lead through strikes from Georginio Wijnaldum and Wout Weghorst within six minutes of one another shortly after half-time, in a chance-laden game at the Johan Cruyff Arena. But Ukraine, who had impressed early on before fading badly, sprang back into the game through an Andriy Yarmolenko stunner 15 minutes from time, before shocking their hosts as Roman Yaremchuk headed home Ruslan Malinovskyi's free-kick four minutes later. That looked like getting Frank de Boer's tournament off to a disappointing start less than a year into an uncomfortable reign as Netherlands boss, before Dumf...
I’m very Disappointed by Zidane’s Exit from Real Madrid – Hazard
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I’m very Disappointed by Zidane’s Exit from Real Madrid – Hazard

  Real Madrid midfielder, Eden Hazard, has said that he was ‘very disappointed’ by manager Zinedine Zidane’s departure from the club. Hazard said he regrets not performing better for Zidane following his exit from the Santiago Bernabeu. Zidane stepped down from his role as Real Madrid manager for the second time in his coaching career a few days ago. The Frenchman failed to win a trophy during the 2020-2021 season. “Zidane’s departure? I am very disappointed,” Hazard said at a Belgium press conference ahead of Euro 2020. “Individually I have not been able to give him what I have in me and that is disappointing, with all those injuries. “That was difficult. But he knows I value him highly both in terms of player and coach. “I had two wonderful years with him...
UEL final: Solskjaer explains why Man United lost to Villarreal, praises one player
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UEL final: Solskjaer explains why Man United lost to Villarreal, praises one player

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided some reasons his team were not able to defeat Villarreal in the Europa League final on Wednesday. The manager also singled out Scott McTominay for special praise after the disappointing night, describing his performance as ‘outstanding’. Gerard Moreno put Unai Emery’s Villarreal ahead in the first half but United bounced back through Edinson Cavani to take the game to extra time. However, United came up short in epic penalty shootout, with David de Gea’s decisive spot-kick saved by Geronimo Rulli. Emery successfully nullified the threat of both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, with an inspired McTominay outshining his high-profile team-mates in the middle of the park at Gdansk Stadium. Solskjaer was asked...
Arsenal keep slim Euro hopes alive with injury-time goals
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Arsenal keep slim Euro hopes alive with injury-time goals

Late goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Nicolas Pepe kept Arsenal's slim European hopes alive, beating Crystal Palace 3-1 in Roy Hodgson's final Selhurst Park game. Hodgson was given a guard of honour by both sides ahead of kick-off, but the niceties ended there. The game was a feisty affair as Arsenal chased a much-needed win to give them a glimmer of hope for European football next season. Both sides saw openings in the first half, although few ended up on target. In fact, Arsenal scored with their only shot on target as Pepe (35) superbly turned home Kieran Tierney's cross. Arsenal looked content to ride out the second half but, after a few near misses, Christian Benteke finally headed home in the 62nd minute after another pinpoint free-kick from Andros Townsend. Arsenal ...
I can Leave Real Madrid for Good of Everyone – Zidane
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I can Leave Real Madrid for Good of Everyone – Zidane

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has said change is “good for everyone” in the biggest hint that he will leave the club at the end of the season. Although Los Blancos still stand a chance of winning LaLiga, they have endured a largely disappointing campaign. Pressure has been growing on Zidane ever since Chelsea eliminated them from the Champions League at the semi-final stage. The Frenchman was asked about his future ahead of his side’s crucial game against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. “The answer is very boring. There are two games left. I don’t know what will happen after that. “Anything could happen. This is Real Madrid. People think I would quit because I don’t want responsibility when things get complicated. That is not true. Everything I do I do to my...
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....

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