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Premier League Takes Final Decision on Postponed Man Utd vs Liverpool clash
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Premier League Takes Final Decision on Postponed Man Utd vs Liverpool clash

  The Premier League on Wednesday, confirmed that Manchester United’s home fixture with Liverpool, will now be played on Thursday, May 13. The game was called off last week, following fans’ protests inside Old Trafford. The new date means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will now play three matches in five days. The dates for the penultimate round of 2020/2021 Premier League games were also confirmed. United are away to Aston Villa on Sunday, May 9 and will now play Leicester City on Tuesday, May 11 at 6pm (previously Wednesday, May, 12) and Liverpool on Thursday, May 13 at 8.15pm, with both games at Old Trafford. To accommodate that rescheduling, Southampton vs Crystal Palace remains on Tuesday, May 11 but will kick-off at 8.15pm, Aston Villa vs Everton will still be ...
UCL: I Fear for Chelsea, Hazard will Hunt them – Sinclair
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UCL: I Fear for Chelsea, Hazard will Hunt them – Sinclair

  Trevor Sinclair has said that he fears for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea as they face Real Madrid in the return fixture of their Champions League semifinal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. According to him, the Blues former star, Eden Hazard will come back to haunt them. Eden Hazard looks set to start at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday after coming off the bench late on in the reverse fixture but failed to make much of an impact. The Belgium international left Stamford Bridge in 2019 on a £140million move to the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said his side ‘will need’ the winger for the second leg. Former Man City and England winger Sinclair thinks Hazard could prove to be a big problem for Chelsea. “I can’t help but think Eden Hazard is going to...
Liverpool Take Decision on asking FA to Deduct Points from Man Utd after Cancelled Game
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Liverpool Take Decision on asking FA to Deduct Points from Man Utd after Cancelled Game

  Liverpool will not ask the Football Association (FA) to award them the match, after Sunday’s clash at Manchester United was cancelled due to safety worries, the UK Mirror reports. The decision to call off the match was taken one hour after the scheduled 4.30 pm kick-off. According to the rules, the FA can declare the fixture will not be rescheduled and award the three points to Liverpool, if they decide it was “abandoned due to the conduct of one Club or its supporters”. But the Reds have no interest in pursuing such an outcome. They will work with Manchester United to find a date for the fixture to be completed. That will prove tricky, with the Red Devils involved in a Europa League semi-final this week. They also have the next two mid-week slots taken up with...
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Tuchel reveals plan to frustrate Sergio Ramos at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Tuchel reveals plan to frustrate Sergio Ramos at Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed his plan to frustrate Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, when both teams clash in the Champions League semi-final second-leg fixture on Wednesday night. Tuchel said he would not give Ramos anyone to “fight” with during the second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had played a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the first-leg last Tuesday in Spain. “If we play with no striker at all and [Sergio] Ramos has nothing to fight then that can also be a solution. I have not made my mind up yet,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website. “It’s another challenge because he is the leader of their group and he is the guy to give a lot of solutions to any questions that we will hopefully ask them. “We will wait and see who is in good sha...
Premier League Releases Statement on Cancelled Man Utd vs Liverpool Fixture
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Premier League Releases Statement on Cancelled Man Utd vs Liverpool Fixture

  The Premier League has released a statement after Sunday’s fixture between Manchester United and Liverpool was called off. The game was postponed after United supporters invaded the Old Trafford pitch, protesting against the owners, the Glazer family. In a statement, the Premier League has said the “rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course”. “We understand and respect the strength of feeling but condemn all acts of violence, criminal damage and trespass, especially given the associated COVID-19 breaches. “Fans have many channels by which to make their views known, but the actions of a minority seen today have no justification,” it read in part. It added that “the rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course.”...
Man Utd vs Liverpool Postponed after Fan Protests
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Man Utd vs Liverpool Postponed after Fan Protests

Manchester United's Premier League game against Liverpool at Old Trafford has been postponed following protests against the Glazer family. Hundreds of fans got into the stadium ahead of the behind-closed-doors contest, which was originally scheduled for a 4.30pm kick-off before being delayed and then called off completely. Discussions are taking place around finding a new date for the fixture. A United statement read: "Following discussion between the Police, The Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations around the protest today. Discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture. "Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we compl...
‘I hope Man Utd don’t keep Cavani’ – Keane says Man Utd need a new striker to compete for Premier League title
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‘I hope Man Utd don’t keep Cavani’ – Keane says Man Utd need a new striker to compete for Premier League title

A former Old Trafford favourite doesn't think the Red Devils can rely on the veteran forward as their main source of goals Roy Keane has admitted that he hopes Manchester United don't keep Edinson Cavani beyond the summer, while hinting that they will need a new striker in order to compete for the Premier League title. Cavani has been a big hit at Old Trafford since joining United on a free transfer last summer, providing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with an invaluable extra option in the final third as his team have dealt with the intense fixture schedule caused by the coronavirus crisis. It has been reported that the Red Devils will take up the option to extend the 34-year-old's contract by an extra year, but Keane thinks they should be looking to bring in a younger forward in order t...
Ola Aina Keen On Chelsea Reunion
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Ola Aina Keen On Chelsea Reunion

Ola Aina is looking forward to Saturday’s Premier League clash against his former employers Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge, reports Rushhoursport.com Aina spent more than one decade at Chelsea before pitching tent with Italian club Torino. The versatile defender will face his former club for the second time this season and is eager to help the Cottagers pick maximum points in the game. “It’s going to be a tough game, a very tough game,” Aina told the club website. “I came through the ranks there so I know a lot of people, a lot of coaches. “It’s going to be a special game for me, but nevertheless the team’s going there to do a job, and hopefully we can. “I had great memories at Chelsea because I was there from when I was a kid to a young man, some good memories with t...
De Bruyne Reveals Guardiola Half-time Message In City’s Comeback Win Vs PSG
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De Bruyne Reveals Guardiola Half-time Message In City’s Comeback Win Vs PSG

Kevin De Bruyne has revealed what Pep Guardiola said at half-time that led to Manchester City’s 2-1 comeback win against PSG, in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-finals first-leg. Maquinhos put PSG ahead in the first before De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez scored to secure the win. And De Bruyne confirmed that Guardiola’s half-time message was about calming down. “Just play a little bit more with the ball,” he told BT. “The first half, we were a bit too rushed, trying to go forward too quickly and that’s not the way we are set up as a team. In the second half we tried to find space more patiently. “They’re a tough team to play against. The progression we made as a team was good. “There is still a game to go and we have to concentrate on that.” City will hope to complete...
EPL: Tuchel Names Chelsea Player to Miss West Ham Clash
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EPL: Tuchel Names Chelsea Player to Miss West Ham Clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named the Blues player who will miss his side’s Premier League clash against West Ham United on Saturday evening. According to Tuchel, midfielder Mateo Kovacic will take no part in Chelsea’s clash against West Ham at the London Stadium. The German said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference. Chelsea head to the game after playing a 0-0 draw with Brighton in their last fixture on Tuesday. “Mateo Kovacic is still out, but everybody else is available,” Tuchel said. Tuchel added, “For me personally, I think we can hope for Fulham but don’t take that as medical advice. Maybe the physios and doctors will kill me for that, but I think it’s maybe possible to be back again against Fulham, which is in between the Madrid games. “...
Arsenal vs Fulham: Arteta warns players not to put ‘eggs in one basket’
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Arsenal vs Fulham: Arteta warns players not to put ‘eggs in one basket’

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has warned his players that it would be a “big mistake” to focus all their efforts on the Europa League. Ahead of Sunday’s league fixture against Fulham at home, Arteta insists there is a lot to play for in the Premier League. The Gunners are in the semi-final of the Europa League, following their 4-0 win at Slavia Prague on Thursday. The 5-1 aggregate victory over the Czech outfit, sets up a last-four meeting with Villarreal. If they win the competition, Arsenal will qualify for the Champions League, which would be a massive boost after a difficult season. It would be hard for the Gunners to get Champions League qualification through the Premier League, as they are 10 points behind fourth-placed West Ham with seven games to play. But Ar...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer warns Team About two Mourinho Players
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer warns Team About two Mourinho Players

    Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned his players about the threat Harry Kane and Son Heung-min carry, ahead of their trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The Red Devils were thrashed 6-1 by Spurs in the reverse fixture, a defeat Solskjaer described as “a big black dot on our season”. United can cut the gap between them and Premier League leaders Manchester City if they beat Tottenham. But Solskjaer is wary about the two attackers in Jose Mourinho’s ranks. “They’re a team full of quality players from the keeper to wide left. “But of course Son and Kane have been a revelation this season and they caused us loads of problems in the first game as well and we know we have to defend well against them,” Solskjaer told MUTV....
PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat
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PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has criticized his players, including Neymar, after his side’s Ligue 1, 1-0 home defeat against Lille on Saturday. Pochettino explained that PSG players didn’t create enough chances against Lille, adding that they showed a lack of aggression in the final third of the encounter against the visitors. Jonathan David’s first-half goal gave Lille all three points against PSG at the Parc des Princes as Neymar, and Tiago Djalo were sent off late in the second half of the match. The result means PSG are in the second position on the Ligue 1 table with 3 points behind leaders Lille after 31 games. “We didn’t score, and they did. They created fewer chances than us, but they were more clinical in front of goal,” Pochettino said at his ...
Ronaldo Close to Breaking Ali Daei’s Record after Portugal’s Victory against Luxembourg
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Ronaldo Close to Breaking Ali Daei’s Record after Portugal’s Victory against Luxembourg

Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, is closing in on the Iranian, Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals- the most ever in men’s international football after scoring in his side’s World Cup qualifier 3-1 win against Luxembourg on Tuesday night. A goal from Ronaldo and a strike each from Diogo Jota and João Palhinha ensured Portugal defeated Luxembourg at Josy Barthel Stadium. Ronaldo’s goal against Luxembourg means the Juventus star now has 103rd goal for Portugal. The former Real Madrid star has now scored for Portugal in every calendar year since his first international goal in 2004 and moved six away from tying the all-time scoring record for a men’s national team. Reacting after the game, Ronaldo, in a tweet via his Twitter handle, wrote, “Important victory towards our goal. C...
Why I Benched Bruno Fernandes in Man United’s Defeat Against Leicester – Solskjaer
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Why I Benched Bruno Fernandes in Man United’s Defeat Against Leicester – Solskjaer

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has explained why he benched Bruno Fernandes in his side’s FA Cup 3-1 defeat against Leicester City on Sunday. Solskjaer said he benched Fernandes against Leicester because the midfielder is ‘not inhuman’ amid the hectic fixture schedule so far. Kelechi Iheanacho’s brace and a strike from Youri Tielemans ensured Leicester knocked out Man United from the FA Cup at the King Power Stadium. Explaining his decision to bench Fernandes, Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference, “Every team selection has reasons behind it. “Bruno has played very, very much football. He broke all his records on Thursday night [at the San Siro] physically statistically, and the boy is not inhuman. “He’s also a human being. He’s played a game e...
French government grants exemption after Depay’s plea for full quarantine waiver for international players
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French government grants exemption after Depay’s plea for full quarantine waiver for international players

The Lyon and Netherlands star had urged the powers that be in the country to allow international players to travel without requiring to self-isolate The French government and FFF (French Football Federation) will allow foreign players to join up with their international teams next week without having to quarantine upon their return but only if certain criteria is met, RMC reports. Memphis Depay had called upon the government in France to grant a waiver for all international footballers who play in Ligue 1 to be exempt from the mandatory period of self-isolation that would've been required after they arrived back in the country. That request came after the France national team, who will play away fixtures against Kazakhstan and Bosnia-Herzegovina over the next two weeks, were given t...
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Llorente Issues Warning to Tuchel’s Men
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Llorente Issues Warning to Tuchel’s Men

  Atletico Madrid striker, Marcos Llorente, has warned Chelsea that the LaLiga leaders will be looking to evoke the strength of Anfield at Stamford Bridge when both teams clash in the Champions League round of 16, second-leg tie on Wednesday night. Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the first-leg in Bucharest last month, thanks to Olivier Giroud’s stunning goal. But Diego Simeone’s men are more than familiar with coming from behind, stunning Liverpool last season in the Champions League round 16 second-leg fixture after going behind at Anfield in extra time, despite taking a one-goal lead from the first-leg. On that evening, Atletico scored three goals in extra-time to progress to the last-8, and the scorer of two of those goals, Llorente, believes his side will d...
Why I Always Pass the Ball to Messi – Pedri
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Why I Always Pass the Ball to Messi – Pedri

Barcelona youngster, Pedri, has said that he always tries to pass the ball to captain Lionel Messi when he gets it because every time the Argentine touches the ball, something happens. Pedri, who was called up to the Spain national team for the first time on Monday, said this following Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Huesca in the LaLiga at Camp Nou last night. The 18-year-old also praised Messi for the records he achieved against Huesca. “To play alongside Leo [Messi] is an absolute joy,” Pedri said at a post-match press conference after the game. “I enjoy going to training every day. “Whenever I get it [ball], I try to pass to him because every time he touches the ball, something happens. “It’s absolutely crazy what he’s achieving. He’s the best player in the world.” Barce...
Man City vs Monchengladbach: Guardiola’s Squad for Champions League Confirmed [Full list]
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Man City vs Monchengladbach: Guardiola’s Squad for Champions League Confirmed [Full list]

Manchester city manager, Pep Guardiola, has named a 23-man squad to face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixture at the Puskas Arena in Budapest on Tuesday night. Guardiola announced the squad in a post via Man City’s official website on Monday. Guardiola’s men had defeated Monchengladbach 2-0 in the first-leg last month. Man City head to the game after beating Fulham 3-0 in the Premier League over last weekend. Man City’s squad against Monchengladbach: Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias, John Stones, Nathan Aké, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gündogan, Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Agüero, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Zack Steffen, Aymeric Laporte, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Ferran Torres, Benjamin Mendy, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, João Cancel, Ederson...
Michael Owen Predicts Olympiacos vs Arsenal, Tottenham vs Dinamo, Man Utd vs Milan
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Michael Owen Predicts Olympiacos vs Arsenal, Tottenham vs Dinamo, Man Utd vs Milan

  Michael Owen, a former Liverpool striker, has predicted Manchester United to beat AC Milan when both teams clash in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg fixture at Old Trafford on Thursday evening. Owen also predicted Arsenal to defeat Olympiakos at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece. According to him, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur will beat Dinamo Zagreb in England. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Manchester United and AC Milan have shared quite a few memorable ties in years gone by. Often this has been in the Champions League, but now they reacquaint in the Europa with both sides at similar stages of rebuilding after a few years of transition. “United will no doubt be happy to let Milan come at them. However, the Italians are a clever...
Mourinho hits out at Arteta ahead of North London Derby
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Mourinho hits out at Arteta ahead of North London Derby

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has dismissed Mikel Arteta’s claim that they have an unfair advantage over Arsenal, ahead of Sunday’s North London Derby. The Gunners host Spurs with both sides looking for three points to keep alive their hopes of finishing in a European qualification spot. Before then, in midweek, they play Europa League last-16 ties, with Spurs taking on Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal facing Olympiacos. Both sides were drawn to play the away leg from home first, however, UEFA rules provide that two clubs from the same city are not permitted to play on the same day. As a result, Spurs will now play Zagreb at home on Thursday, while Arsenal faces a near-3,000 mile round trip to Greece. Speaking after the decision was made, Arteta who was clearly not ...
Man United vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash
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Man United vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named the players that will miss his side’s Europa League last-16 first-leg tie against AC Milan on Thursday evening at Old Trafford. According to Solskjaer, the players are David De Gea, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford. The Norwegian said this on Wednesday during his pre-match press conference. Man United head to the game after beating Manchester City 2-0 in the Premier League in their previous fixture last weekend, AC Milan won Verona 2-0 in the Serie A. “I am not sure if anyone will be back,” Solskjaer said. “David [De Gea] is not available. Donny [van de Beek], no. “Paul [Pogba], no. Edinson, maybe, but probably not. Juan [Mata], no and Marcus, maybe, but probably not. “...
Ancelotti Compares Thomas Tuchel to Frank Lampard
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Ancelotti Compares Thomas Tuchel to Frank Lampard

Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has compared Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea to the Frank Lampard era ahead of both sides clash in the Premier League on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Ancelotti said Tuchel has the quality, while Lampard did a fantastic job during his time at the Blues. Tuchel has not lost a match in his last ten games as Chelsea manager since he replaced Lampard last January. “Offensively, they [Chelsea] play a little bit different but not too much because the quality of the players is still the same,” Ancelotti said as quoted by football365. “Now they are really consistent because they haven’t lost under Tuchel, and they are solid, but this doesn’t mean Lampard didn’t do a good job. I think Lampard did a fantastic job while he was there. “(Tuchel) has quality. H...
Solskjaer Hails Martial, Shaw after Man United Defeated Man City
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Solskjaer Hails Martial, Shaw after Man United Defeated Man City

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has singled out Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw for praise following his side’s 2-0 win over Manchester City in Sunday’s Premier League derby at Etihad. According to Solskjaer, both Martial and Shaw were fantastic against Man City during the encounter. Man United ended Man City’s long unbeaten run, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Shaw. The result means Man United are now 11 points behind Pep Guardiola’s side on the Premier League table. “I thought Anthony was absolutely superb today. He was more of the Anthony of old,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports after the game. “He turns, gets hold of it, and to think he was a doubt this morning! Until two hours before the game, until after the warm-up, to be fair, I wasn’t sure if he w...
Gary Neville Blasts Bruno Fernandes after Crystal Palace’s 0-0 Draw with Man United
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Gary Neville Blasts Bruno Fernandes after Crystal Palace’s 0-0 Draw with Man United

  Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has slammed midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, following the club’s 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Wednesday night. Neville said Fernandes looked “sloppy” throughout the encounter at Selhurst Park as both Man United and Crystal Palace shared a point each. “Fernandes was sloppy from the first few minutes, and he’s not been at his best these last couple of weeks,” Neville told Sky Sports. “Maybe there is a suggestion that he is running himself into the ground, and that could be true, but you have got to have things happening in front of you as well. “And I thought [Marcus] Rashford on the left, [Mason] Greenwood on the right, [Edinson] Cavani in the middle… they all stayed in their spots and when y...
Crystal Palace vs Man United: We’ve Got Scores to Settle – Solskjaer
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Crystal Palace vs Man United: We’ve Got Scores to Settle – Solskjaer

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said his team has a score to settle with Crystal Palace when both sides clash in the Premier League on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace defeated Man United, 3-1 at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture last September. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Solskjaer said, “You could say patience but also you need the quality because he [Roy Hodgson] has a great record of organising his teams. “They have some very experienced players that know the game. We felt that early on in the first game of the season, of course. “They counter attacked a few times against us and scored. So we have got a score to settle, to be honest.” Man United heads to the game after playing a 0-0 draw against ...
Spurs see legs of Europa League tie with Dinamo Zagreb switched due to city clash
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Spurs see legs of Europa League tie with Dinamo Zagreb switched due to city clash

The Lilywhites are not allowed to play at home on the same evening as a fellow club from the same city, forcing them to alter their schedule Tottenham will be forced to reverse their upcoming Europa League round-of-16 fixtures against Dinamo Zagreb after UEFA ordered them to, the club has confirmed. Jose Mourinho's Spurs, among the frontrunners to take home the trophy this term, were originally set to travel to Croatia on Thursday 11 March before hosting Zoran Mamic's side in north London the following week. But now they will instead welcome the Prva HNL outfit first, before they fly out to fulfil the return fixture on Thursday 18 March in order to avoid a clash with Arsenal.
EPL Referees Fined up to £50,000 for Their Mistakes
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EPL Referees Fined up to £50,000 for Their Mistakes

Referees in the English Premier League are paying for their mistakes, missing out on annual performance-related bonuses of up to £50,000 with each error, SportsMail reports. Referees are awarded marks for every fixture they officiate, depending on whether their decisions are deemed right or wrong. These scores are tallied by their bosses in a ‘merit table’. A typical Premier League referee earns a basic salary of around £110,000 to £120,000, but bonuses can take it up to £160,000 or £170,000. Bonuses are determined by the ‘merit table’ produced by referees’ body PGMOL at the end of each season. The top-ranked referee will receive the highest bonus and the bottom-ranked official gets the lowest. It is believed that a typical mark for a referee might be 8.4 out of 10. If ...
Game Changer – Fabregas Hails Saka After Europa League Win
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Game Changer – Fabregas Hails Saka After Europa League Win

  Former Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, singled out Bukayo Saka for praise after the Gunners defeated Benfica 3-2 in the Europa League last-32 second leg fixture on Thursday at Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece. Fabregas, who spent almost a decade at Arsenal, was impressed by Saka’s display against Benfica. The former Chelsea star described the England youngster as a “game-changer” after the match. A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a strike from Kieran Tierney ensured Arsenal qualified for the last-16 ahead of Benfica on 4-3 aggregate. Both teams had played a 1-1 draw in the first leg last week. Reacting, Fabregas wrote on Twitter: “Saka is such a good player. “Such a maturity and intelligence for his age. Game changer.” Meanwhile, Aubameyang belie...
Mourinho Hails Dele Alli’s Performance in Tottenham’s Victory Against Wolfsberg
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Mourinho Hails Dele Alli’s Performance in Tottenham’s Victory Against Wolfsberg

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has commented on midfielder, Dele Alli’s performance following his side’s Europa League last-32 second-leg tie on Wednesday night. Alli scored an overhead kick as goals from Carlos Vinicius (2), and Gareth Bale ensured Tottenham qualified for Europa League last-16 ahead of Wolfsberg. Tottenham had won the first-leg 4-1 last week. Speaking on Alli’s display, Mourinho said at his post-match press conference that the England international played well against the visitors. “The goal I don’t need to speak because all the people around the world will see it,” Mourinho said. “For me, around the goal, he [Alli] played very well. You can see he is not fresh, but in this moment where we are going to play every three days, he will be important...
Thomas Tuchel Discloses Chelsea’s Target this Season
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Thomas Tuchel Discloses Chelsea’s Target this Season

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has disclosed that the club’s target is to finish in the top four positions on the Premier League table this season. Tuchel made this known following Chelsea’s Premier League 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Monday night at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner. Tuchel’s men are now in the 4th position on the Premier League table with 42 points after beating Newcastle. “Top four is the target and stays the target There are many teams behind us chasing,” Tuchel told a post-match press conference. “We had many points to recover, and it stays a big challenge because many games are coming. “We’re going to play teams from the top and bottom, every game is difficult, and we will keep fighting.” Chelse...
Barcelona vs Alaves: Messi Matches Xavi’s Record
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Barcelona vs Alaves: Messi Matches Xavi’s Record

  Lionel Messi has moved level with Xavi Hernandez as Barcelona’s record appearance maker in LaLiga, after he played in their 5-1 victory over Alaves on Saturday. The 33-year-old matched Xavi’s tally of 505 league appearances for the club. Messi will now break the record, when he plays against Cadiz on February in their next league fixture. His current teammate, Sergio Busquets sits fourth on the list with 399 appearances, behind Andres Iniesta. Xavi also holds the record for most appearances for Barcelona across all competitions with 767, a figure Messi is just eight games short of. Messi made his debut for Barca over 16 years ago in October 2004. Since then, he has scored 651 times, winning 10 La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.
Liverpool vs Man City: Guardiola Warns Klopp’s Men
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Liverpool vs Man City: Guardiola Warns Klopp’s Men

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has warned Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool that his team is coming to Anfield to win and not to draw. Guardiola gave the warning on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man City’s clash with Liverpool on Sunday. Guardiola’s men head to the match following a 2-0 win over Burnley in their last Premier League fixture, while Liverpool lost 1-0 to Brighton “We make a good performance there [at Anfield] and sometimes are not able to win,” Guardiola was quoted by Man City’s official website. “I want to see my team go to Anfield and try to win the game, like day one since we were together. “We go there to win the game, not draw. We want to win the game.” Guardiola added: “They are always a top team. They still have a top s...
Brighton vs Tottenham: Defeat Does not Put me in Hell – Mourinho
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Brighton vs Tottenham: Defeat Does not Put me in Hell – Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has insisted that a 1-0 defeat to Brighton on Sunday, does not put him in hell. Leandro Trossard’s first half finish proved to be the winner at the Amex Stadium. IThe result condemned Mourinho’s side to two successive Premier League defeats in four days. Spurs have now won only twice in nine league fixtures and are 11 points behind leaders Manchester City. Mourinho said: “We didn’t start well and after conceding the goal nothing improved. “My feeling was the team was a bit sad. The performance was not very good, but a victory doesn’t put me in paradise and a defeat doesn’t put me in hell. “Now we are in a difficult moment with results, injuries and self-esteem.” Up next for Mourinho and Tottenham, is a home fixture against ...
Jurgen Klopp Reveals What Alisson Becker Said about Burnley Penalty after Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat
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Jurgen Klopp Reveals What Alisson Becker Said about Burnley Penalty after Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat

Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp, has revealed that goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, felt the referee was wrong to award Burnley a penalty during their 1-0 Premier League defeat on Thursday night. Burnley defeated Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield, thanks to Ashley Barnes’ late penalty. Barnes won the penalty for the visitors after Becker appeared to have made contact with the striker, but the Brazilian shot-stopper says there was no contact. “We had the ball a lot, created some and did not finish the situations off,” Klopp said at the post-match press conference after the game. “That keeps the game open, and then they get the penalty – Alisson told me he didn’t touch him, but I didn’t see it back.” The defeat against Burnley means Liverpool are now in the 4th position ...
Liverpool vs Burnley: Michael Owen Predicts EPL Clash
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Liverpool vs Burnley: Michael Owen Predicts EPL Clash

EX Manchester United and England striker, Michael Owen, is confident that Liverpool will end their poor run of form, by defeating Burnley on Thursday night. However, He does not expect an easy evening for the reigning Premier League champions. Liverpool have gone four games without a win in the league and three without a goal. Jurgen Klopp’s men were held to a 0-0 draw by Manchester United in their last fixture. But Owen predicted his former club would pass the test at Anfield against Sean Dyche’s organised side in a slender 1-0 scoreline. He told BetVictor: “I think the Reds will have to be patient, but I would be surprised if they drew another blank with the talent they have on the pitch. "With that in mind, I’m going for a narrow home win.”
Injured Osimhen ‘mad’ and ‘upset’ after missing Napoli trip to AZ Alkmaar
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Injured Osimhen ‘mad’ and ‘upset’ after missing Napoli trip to AZ Alkmaar

The Nigeria striker is yet to recover from the dislocated shoulder he suffered during the last international break against Sierra Leone Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso claims Victor Osimhen is not smiling after he missed their Europa League trip to AZ Alkmaar. The 21-year-old suffered a dislocated shoulder during Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Sierra Leone on November 13, after scoring a goal in the 4-4 draw at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium. He has consequently missed Napoli's last three matches across all competitions, which include a 4-0 win over Roma in the Serie A and a 2-0 victory against Rijeka in the Europa League.
Sparta Prague 4-1 Celtic: Bhoys bow out after repeat performance
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Sparta Prague 4-1 Celtic: Bhoys bow out after repeat performance

Odsonne Edouard fired Celtic into the lead at Sparta Prague, but they were beaten 4-1 again and exited the Europa League. Celtic were again tormented by Lukas Julis in another 4-1 defeat to Sparta Prague as they crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday. Neil Lennon's Bhoys had lost by the same scoreline at home to Sparta earlier in the month and Odsonne Edouard's opener in the away fixture provided only a brief moment of respite before the hosts responded. Dismal defensive lapses allowed David Hancko and Julis - the hat-trick hero in Scotland scoring twice this time - to prematurely end this year's European adventure.
Ramos out for Madrid’s Champions League clash with Shakhtar while Hazard closes in on return
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Ramos out for Madrid’s Champions League clash with Shakhtar while Hazard closes in on return

The Blancos have omitted the skipper from their squad for their European opener at Santiago Bernabeu Sergio Ramos will miss Real Madrid's clash with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League while Eden Hazard's fitness is improving as he nears a comeback from injury. Los Blancos captain Ramos took a knock to his knee in Saturday's shock 1-0 La Liga loss to Cadiz and was absent from Tuesday's training session ahead of the club's opening European fixture of the 2020-21 campaign at Santiago Bernabeu. With the first Clasico of the season against Barcelona taking place on Saturday, head coach Zinedine Zidane said he was unlikely to risk exacerbating the issue.
Iwobi returns to Everton squad ahead of West Brom game
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Iwobi returns to Everton squad ahead of West Brom game

The Nigeria international is in contention for Saturday's league match after missing the Toffees' opening two games of the season Alex Iwobi has returned to the Everton squad ahead of their Premier League outing against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday after recovering from a knock. The 24-year-old was missing in Carlo Ancelotti's team for their opening league fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, and their Carabao Cup triumph against Salford City on Wednesday. Ahead of the encounter against the Baggies at Goodison Park on Saturday, Ancelotti confirmed the Super Eagles star is among the players fit and ready to play following his recovery.
Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Solskjaer to be Without Three Players for Europa League Clash
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Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Solskjaer to be Without Three Players for Europa League Clash

Manchester United have confirmed that their head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will be without three players when they take on Copenhagen in the Europa League last-8 fixture at RheinEnergieSTADION in Germany on Monday night due to injury. The players are Phil Jones, Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe. Man United head to the game after knocking out LASK from the Europa League round of 16 second-leg tie at Old Trafford last Wednesday. Meanwhile, providing an update on Jones’s injury, Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference as quoted by Man United’s official website: “Phil has been following an individualized training programme during the post-lockdown period to optimize recovery from a knee problem. “It was a good opportunity as we had sufficient cover in defensive position...
Man City vs Real Madrid: Zidane’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed
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Man City vs Real Madrid: Zidane’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, has released a 24-man squad to tackle Manchester City in Friday’s Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixture at the Etihad Stadium. Zidane excluded forward, Gareth Bale in the squad to face Pep Guardiola’s men. The Frenchman announced the list in a post through the club’s official website. Zidane’s men head to the game after losing 2-1 in the first-leg encounter a few months ago. Real Madrid squad against Man City: Goalkeeper: Courtois, Areola and Altube. Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Mendy and Javi Hernández. Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde and Isco. Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez, Jović, Asensio, Brahim, Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo. The match is scheduled for 8 pm. ...
Zidane Releases Real Madrid Squad to Face Real Sociedad
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Zidane Releases Real Madrid Squad to Face Real Sociedad

Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane has released a 23-man squad to tackle Real Sociedad in tonight’s La Liga fixture at the Reale Arena Stadium. Zidane announced the list in a post via the club’s official website on Saturday night. Zidane’s men head to the game following a 3-0 victory against Valencia in their last La Liga encounter on Thursday. Real Madrid squad against Sociedad: Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola, Altube. Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Mendy, Javi Hernández. Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, James. Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Bale, Asensio, Brahim, Mariano, Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo. The kick-off for the match is 9 pm, Nigerian time.
Depay back from injury as Lyon return to training
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Depay back from injury as Lyon return to training

Ahead of their Champions League last-16 return leg against Juventus, the Ligue 1 side have received a boost as their star man trained on Monday Lyon returned to training on Monday, with the Champions League hopefuls having been at ease since the middle of March due to the coronavirus crisis. Although the Ligue 1 season was confirmed to be over at the end of April, leaving OL controversially seventh in the standings and, therefore, without a European spot for next season, they are working with the second leg of their European tie against Juventus in mind. With regards that fixture, the Rhone side have been boosted by the return of Memphis Depay and Jeff Reine-Adelaide, both of whom trained having missed out since December because of long-term knee injuries sustained in a clash agains...
Merseyside derby should take place at Goodison Park, says Liverpool mayor
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Merseyside derby should take place at Goodison Park, says Liverpool mayor

With the Premier League title possibly on the line, there have been suggestions the highly-charged fixture could be moved to a neutral venue Liverpool’s potentially title-deciding Merseyside derby clash with Everton should go ahead at Goodison Park as planned, says Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson. The Reds, 25 points clear at the top of the table, are due to take on their city neighbours in their first game back after the coronavirus shutdown on Sunday, June 21. If second-placed Manchester City lose to Arsenal the previous Wednesday, then Jurgen Klopp’s side will be able to secure their first title in 30 years with a win against the Toffees.
Ighalo Speaks on New Man Utd Deal
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Ighalo Speaks on New Man Utd Deal

Odion Ighalo has spoken about his delight at extending his Manchester United loan deal. The 30-year-old joined United in January on an initial six-month contract from Shanghai Shenhua. Ighalo went on to score four goals in eight appearances, before it expired on May 31. However, both clubs have agreed on an extension, which will see the Nigerian striker remain at Old Trafford until January 2021. “I’m really happy. It’s a dream for me to be here. I’m buzzing and ready to go,” Ighalo told MUTV. “The last few days have been difficult as there have been different talks about it but now I’m really happy, so I need to concentrate fully. I’m here until the end of January, so it’s good for me.” The last time Ighalo featured for the Red Devils...
Super-sub Bebou outshines Awoniyi as Hoffenheim pip Mainz 05
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Super-sub Bebou outshines Awoniyi as Hoffenheim pip Mainz 05

The Togolese winger came off the bench to score the only goal that separated both teams at the Opel Arena on Saturday Super-sub Ihlas Bebou was the hero for Hoffenheim in Saturday's Bundesliga fixture as he scored the only goal in their 1-0 victory over Taiwo Awoniyi's Mainz 05. The Togo international was introduced for Bruun Larsen in the 38th minute and he made a statement within six minutes, scoring his fourth league goal of the season which turned out to be the match-winning strike. Mali's Diadie Samassekou assisted Bebou in finding the back of the net as Hoffenheim secured their second straight win in the Bundesliga.
Gift Otuwe: Nigeria striker the heroine as Neman pip Dnepr Mogilev
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Gift Otuwe: Nigeria striker the heroine as Neman pip Dnepr Mogilev

The Super Falcons star continued with her fine scoring form as her effort ensured her side maintain their winning run in the Belarusian top-flight Gift Otuwe netted the all-important winner for Neman as they beat Dnepr Mogilev 1-0 in a Belarusian Women's Premier League fixture on Sunday. The former Nigeria international had joined Denis Levchenko's team after parting ways with champions Minsk in 2019, bringing an end to her five-year stay at the club. The 35-year-old, who managed just a goal in seven outings for Neman last season made, an impressive start for the Grodno based outfit as her strike sealed the triumph at Bobruichanka on May 2. The four-time Belarusian title winner scored the solitary goal of the match with a header on the brink of half-time to inspire Levchenko's si...
Liverpool mayor calls for inquiry into why Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid took place amid coronavirus crisis
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Liverpool mayor calls for inquiry into why Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid took place amid coronavirus crisis

The Reds' 3-2 defeat against the Spanish outfit at Anfield was their final outing before the 2019-20 season was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic The mayor of Liverpool has called for an inquiry into whether their Champions League last 16 fixture could have directly contributed to the rise in coronavirus cases in the city back in March. 52,000 supporters turned out to watch Liverpool take on Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their first knockout stage tie at Anfield on March 11. Despite the fact that Spain was one of the worst affected countries in the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak, 3,000 Spanish fans were allowed to fly to England to watch their team secure a stunning 3-2 victory on Merseyside.
When Liverpool Will be Crowned Champions after Watford Defeat
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When Liverpool Will be Crowned Champions after Watford Defeat

Liverpool’s bamboozling march to their first Premier League title in 30 years, suffered a minor setback when they were battered 3-0 by Watford on Saturday night. Jurgen Klopp is seeing a Senegalese win games, but at Vicarage Road, it was Ismaila Sarr and not Sadio Mane, that shone like a million stars. Sarr scored twice in the second half and set up Troy Deeney for the last goal, as the Hornets ended Liverpool’s 44-game unbeaten run. The Premier League leaders’ first defeat this season, means they still need 12 points from their final 10 matches to be confirmed champions. If both Liverpool and City keep winning from now on, Liverpool’s chance to secure the fourth win they need will come against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, April 5. However, fixture ch...

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