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UCL Final: It’ll be Totally Different – Ziyech Warns Chelsea Players ahead of Man City Clash
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UCL Final: It’ll be Totally Different – Ziyech Warns Chelsea Players ahead of Man City Clash

  Chelsea winger, Hakim Ziyech, has warned his Blues teammates that their Champions League final tie against Manchester City will be totally different. Ziyech, who scored a goal in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Man City in the Premier League last weekend, wants Thomas Tuchel’s men not to take anything for granted, adding that they must be fully focused on the game. Chelsea will face Man City in the Champions League final on May 29 in Istanbul. The west London club had eliminated Real Madrid from the Champions League semi-final, while Pep Guardiola’s side knocked PSG out of the competition. “It gives confidence, of course, but in three weeks, it will be a totally different game [Chelsea’s Champions League final against Man City], and three weeks is still long, we have some ...
Man City vs Chelsea: What Thomas Tuchel told Chelsea Players at Half-time in 2-1 Win
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Man City vs Chelsea: What Thomas Tuchel told Chelsea Players at Half-time in 2-1 Win

  Antonio Rudiger has revealed what his manager Thomas Tuchel told Chelsea players during the break in their 2-1 win over Manchester City. The Blues recovered from a goal down to beat Manchester City on Saturday, delaying Pep Guardiola’s side Premier League title celebrations. Raheem Sterling had put City in front with Sergio Aguero failing to double the lead after his Panenka penalty was saved by Eduoard Mendy. Chelsea returned from the break stronger with Hakim Ziyech’s low strike drawing them level, before Mason Mount scored a stoppage time winner to seal another vital three points for the west Londoners. Rudiger said they were urged by Tuchel to battle until the end. “It was a crazy game!,” Rudiger told the club’s official website. “We conceded in the last...
Diaz Makes AC Milan History with Juventus Goal
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Diaz Makes AC Milan History with Juventus Goal

The Spanish youngster of Moroccan descent becomes the youngest Red and Blacks scorer at the Juventus Stadium since 2008. Brahim Diaz made AC Milan history on Sunday after a finely taken goal which inspired his team to a 3-0 away win over Juventus in a Serie A encounter. The Spain youth international found the net in the 45th minute to open the scoring at the Juventus Stadium to give Hakan Calhanoglu’s free-kick fell to the far post for Diaz, who took a touch to get past Juan Cuadrado before unleashing a curling effort that nestled into the roof of Wojciech Szczesny’s net. With that strike, he became the youngest player to score for AC Milan on Juventus ground at the age of 21 years and 279 days. Alexandre Pato – who now represents Orlando City in the Major League Soccer ...
Comeback Kings Man Utd Delay City Title with Win at Villa
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Comeback Kings Man Utd Delay City Title with Win at Villa

Manchester United once again fought back from a goal down to beat Aston Villa 3-1 at Villa Park, meaning Manchester City must wait to be crowned Premier League champions. City still need three points themselves, or for United to drop three points, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team made it 31 points from losing positions, the most of any Premier League side. Villa took the lead midway through the first half as Bertrand Traore turned and produced a fine effort into the top corner (24), though questions will be asked of Victor Lindelof's defending. When can City win the league? If United lose to either Leicester (Tues) or Liverpool (Thurs), or drop points in both games, City will be crowned champions. And even if United go on winning, City can still win the title by taking matter...
Neymar Reacts after Extending his Contract With PSG
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Neymar Reacts after Extending his Contract With PSG

  Brazil international, Neymar, has expressed joy after committing his future to Paris Saint-Germain by extending his contract until 2025. Neymar joined the Ligue 1 champions from Barcelona on a 5-year deal at a world record cost of 222 million euros in August 2017. The 29-year-old had been linked with a return to Barcelona, but he has now firmly committed to PSG, who announced his new contract on Saturday. Neymar’s new terms, according to media reports in Paris, will see him earn 30 million euros every season in the French capital. “I am very happy, very happy to be extending my contract with Paris until 2025,” Neymar told the club’s website after signing the deal. “The truth is that I am very happy to be staying here for four more years, to be a part of the clu...
Thiago Scores First Liverpool Goal in Vital Win Over Saints
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Thiago Scores First Liverpool Goal in Vital Win Over Saints

Thiago scored his first goal for Liverpool as they kept their top-four hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Southampton at Anfield. Both sides had clear chances in an open first half, but Liverpool got the opener as Sadio Mane rose above Kyle Walker-Peters to convert Mohamed Salah's cross from six yards (31), the first time the duo had combined for a Premier League goal this season. Alisson was on hand to deny Saints on several occasions in both halves, while also nearly handing them a leveller on a plate with a poor pass out in the second, gratefully gathering Che Adams' weak shot, before summer signing Thiago. struck with a fine low effort from outside the box into the bottom right corner (90). The weekend had offered mixed results in Liverpool's quest for the top four, with Leic...
Missing Girl Abducted 18 Years ago ‘Spotted’ by Police in TikTok video
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Missing Girl Abducted 18 Years ago ‘Spotted’ by Police in TikTok video

A woman who appeared in a viral TikTok video claiming to have been "kidnapped" might be the same girl who was abducted 18 years ago, according to police. In the viral footage, Mexican journalist Oscar Zazueta is seen interviewing a young woman in a plaza in Culiacan. He asks her in Spanish if she is looking forward to her next birthday and her answer left him shocked. She replied in Spanish: "I'm not happy about it, because I have a lot on my mind. "In all honesty, I don't like my birthday. It shocks me each time I have another one. "I want to say hi to my auntie and my nana. "And I want them to come to get me because I've been kidnapped." The journalist then lets the camera keep rolling as the woman continues her incredible story and says she wants to be reuni...
‘If Liverpool could get Suarez on a free that’d be ideal’ – Barnes backs move to re-sign striker
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‘If Liverpool could get Suarez on a free that’d be ideal’ – Barnes backs move to re-sign striker

The Reds legend would like to see the Uruguayan frontman return to Anfield, but does not consider another number nine to be a top priority Liverpool have seen a move to take Luis Suarez back to Anfield mooted, with Reds legend John Barnes saying the prolific Uruguayan could be "ideal" for Jurgen Klopp if acquired as a free agent. A summer switch away from Atletico Madrid has been speculated on for the 34-year-old frontman, who has spent the last seven years in Spain after securing a big-money move to Barcelona from Merseyside in 2014. Suarez hit 82 goals through 133 appearances during his time with Liverpool, making him a firm fans' favourite, and Barnes says doors would be swung open for the South American again if the option of re-signing him presented itself.
Dias Masterclass, Foden Brilliance as Pep’s men Reach final
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Dias Masterclass, Foden Brilliance as Pep’s men Reach final

Even on the one occasion Ruben Dias went to ground a little early, it did not matter. John Stones and Oleksandr Zinchenko were there to back him up, hurling their bodies in the way of Neymar's shot then embracing as if they were celebrating a goal. It was a moment to sum up Manchester City's performance on the night they finally claimed their place in a Champions League final. Bravery. Steeliness. Defiance. It was all there as Pep Guardiola's side put themselves on the brink of history. So too was the attacking brilliance, of course. The two goals, both converted by Riyad Mahrez, were superbly constructed and ruthlessly dispatched. A 4-1 aggregate scoreline against a side that reached last season's final and knocked out Bayern Munich and Barcelona this year shows th...
Relegation Looms for West Brom after Wolves Draw
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Relegation Looms for West Brom after Wolves Draw

West Brom came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at home to rivals Wolves but the solitary point edges them closer to the drop. Mbaye Diagne's second-half header cancelled out Fabio Silva's fortunate goal in first-half stoppage time but the draw means Sam Allardyce's side are 10 points from safety with four games to go. Wolves had more of the ball throughout but their own frailties were evident as Nuno Espirito Santo's out-of-form team failed to withstand West Brom pressure after the interval. As rain swept across the ground, it took both teams some time to settle into any kind of rhythm but it was Wolves who had the first chance when Romain Saiss headed straight at Sam Johnstone. The away side dominated possession for much of the first half, Nelson Semedo forcing a far better...
LaLiga: Messi’s brace against Valencia keeps Barcelona in title race
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LaLiga: Messi’s brace against Valencia keeps Barcelona in title race

Lionel Messi netted twice for Barcelona as they beat Valencia 2-1 in LaLiga on Sunday. The win kept the title hopes alive for Ronald Koeman’s team. Valencia took the lead through Gabriel in the 50th minute. But Messi’s brace either side of an Antoine Griezmann goal earned Barca all three points. Carlos Soler scored a brilliant goal for Valencia from outside the area as full-time approached, but Barcelona were able to see out the victory. The result took the Catalans up to 74 points, good enough for second place in La Liga ahead of Real on goal difference and two behind first-placed Atleti. Barcelona play Atleti in a potential title-decider on May 8.
Bale Treble Against Blades Lifts Spurs Fifth
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Bale Treble Against Blades Lifts Spurs Fifth

Gareth Bale scored a brilliant hat-trick as Tottenham shook off their Carabao Cup final misery and kept alive their Champions League hopes with a 4-0 win over relegated Sheffield United. Bale's 36th-minute opener, a fine instinctive flick from close range, was scant reward for Spurs' first-half dominance, but though Heung-Min Son saw an effort after the break (52) ruled out for offside, the Welshman struck twice more legitimately and emphatically soon after. Bale brought up his 50th Premier League goal shortly after the hour mark after being set up by Son on a Spurs breakaway and hit a fierce third without breaking stride (69) before departing to hearty applause, albeit only from the home bench. The Blades, for whom John Fleck escaped punishment after a VAR review after catchi...
‘He’s a model player for the club’ – Eustace’s delight for Queens Park Rangers’ Kakay
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‘He’s a model player for the club’ – Eustace’s delight for Queens Park Rangers’ Kakay

The Sierra Leone international got his maiden goal for the Superhoops, to the pleasure of his club’s assistant manager John Eustace has expressed his delight with Osman Kakay following his first goal for Queens Park Rangers. The Sierra Leonean defender was on target as the Superhoops secured a 2-0 away victory versus Stoke City in Saturday’s EFL Championship encounter. Charlie Austin had given the visitors a 17th-minute lead before the African sealed the win against Michael O'Neill’s team 20 minutes prior to full-time after profiting from a Stefan Johansen assist.
Nnadozie records fifth Paris clean sheet against Bayo’s Issy
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Nnadozie records fifth Paris clean sheet against Bayo’s Issy

The Nigerian goalkeeper maintained her fantastic form in goal for the French outfit after ensuring her side's double against the hosts Chiamaka Nnadozie was at her best between the sticks as she kept her fifth clean sheet for Paris following her side's 4-0 triumph over Issy in the French D1 Arkema encounter on Saturday. The Nigeria international had made her long-awaited French D1 Arkema debut against Issy on October 10 and went on to help her side ground out a clean sheet, after a 5-0 triumph. Following her superb performance so far this term, Nnadozie was handed her 11th starting role against Issy and she replicated her first leg fine form to ensure her side completed a season double.
‘I am beyond excited’ – Augustine Williams delighted to sign for La Galaxy
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‘I am beyond excited’ – Augustine Williams delighted to sign for La Galaxy

The Sierra Leonean forward has expressed his delight teaming up with the first team of the Major League Soccer side Augustine Williams has expressed his happiness after being signed by Major League Soccer outfit, LA Galaxy. The 23-year-old joined Galaxy from Portland Timbers 2 in 2019. However, he was featuring for the team’s second side in a bid to get regular playing time. In his maiden season with Los Dos, he was a key figure in Junior Gonzalez’s side by scoring 13 goals for them – the second most in the USL Championship during the 2020 campaign.
Klopp insists Liverpool scoring woes aren’t caused by players being too selfish
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Klopp insists Liverpool scoring woes aren’t caused by players being too selfish

The Reds have had serious problems taking their chances in recent months, causing concern for their manager Jurgen Klopp acknowledges that his Liverpool side have had problems finding the net this season, but does not believe his forwards have been too selfish in front of goal. The Reds attack has suffered a significant drop in potency compared to their brilliant efforts in 2019-20 to wrap up the Premier League title. Klopp has taken a special interest in the issue, leaving no stone unturned to find the source of Liverpool's attacking malaise.
Barca Blow Chance to go Top after Granada Loss
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Barca Blow Chance to go Top after Granada Loss

Barcelona blew the chance of going top of La Liga after a shock 2-1 home defeat to Granada. Lionel Messi had struck his 26th goal of the season with 23 minutes gone to put the Catalans on course for the summit in a compelling title race. But Darwin Machis equalised on 63 minutes and Granada completed an unexpected comeback 11 minutes from time when substitute Jorge Molina headed in from close range. Barca, whose coach Ronald Koeman was sent off in the aftermath of the Granada leveller, could have nudged one point ahead of Atletico Madrid but sit two points behind the league leaders Atletico Madrid and behind Real Madrid due to their inferior head-to-head record.  
Champions League: Wenger slams ‘stupid’ PSG after Man City defeat
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Champions League: Wenger slams ‘stupid’ PSG after Man City defeat

  Ex-Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said Paris Saint-Germain were “emotional and aggressive in a stupid way” during their 2-1 loss to Manchester City in the Champions League. PSG took the lead through Marquinhos, before Kevin De Bruyne’s cross eluded everyone to make it 1-1. Riyad Mahrez then struck a free-kick through the wall to win the game on Wednesday night. It gives Pep Guardiola’s men a massive advantage heading into the second leg of their semi-final tie next week. PSG were also reduced to 10 men in the second half, as Idrissa Gueye was given a straight red card for a nasty challenge on Ilkay Gundogan. Wenger believes PSG’s second-half collapse was due to their poor discipline. “From the defenders turning their back, it’s between Paredes and Kimpe...
Champions League: Azpilicueta reveals only regret after 1-1 draw with Real Madrid
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Champions League: Azpilicueta reveals only regret after 1-1 draw with Real Madrid

  Chelsea captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, has said they should have scored more against Real Madrid on Tuesday. The Blues played out a 1-1 draw with the Spanish giants in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday night. Thomas Tuchel’s men dominated Real in the opening stages of the game and should have had up to three goals, but Timo Werner squandered several chances. They eventually took the lead through Christian Pulisic, but Karim Benzema equalized before the break. Azpilicueta told BT Sport: “We started really well. We got the goal. We could have scored more. They came back from a set play and we suffered for a bit. “We knew playing a semi-final against Real Madrid was going to be tough. “We knew we had to perform at our best level. We started with...
Chelsea Grab Away Goal in Draw with Real Madrid
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Chelsea Grab Away Goal in Draw with Real Madrid

Chelsea grabbed a potentially vital away goal in a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first-leg tie. The backdrop of Real's training ground may not have screamed 'Champions League semi-final' but the quality on the pitch was up to the usual standard in the first half with Chelsea taking the lead after 13 minutes when Christian Pulisic rounded Thibaut Courtois to give Thomas Tuchel's side the perfect start. Madrid looked an ageing side up against the bright and bubbly Chelsea attack but managed to fire their way back into the game when Karim Benzema latched onto a couple of knockdowns in the Chelsea area to level the scores in thumping fashion (29). The game slipped into a more docile tempo after the break with both teams seemingly happy with their l...
Iheanacho Stunner Keeps Leicester on Track
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Iheanacho Stunner Keeps Leicester on Track

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

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

Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun has signed a new long-term deal with Premier League side, Arsenal. His current contract was set to run out this summer but Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu convinced the player to commit his future to the club. The 19-year-old has an impressive record for Arsenal's U23s this season, scoring eight and providing two assists in 16 games. Balogun also made his first-team debut this season, scoring twice in six appearances for the senior side with both goals coming in the Europa League group stage, away at Molde and Dundalk. On the announcement, technical director Edu said: "It's great that Flo (Balogun) will continue to be with us. "He is a very promising young talent and has already shown so much quality in his perfo...
Paul Ince identifies Solskjaer’s mistakes in Man United 0-0 with Leeds
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Paul Ince identifies Solskjaer’s mistakes in Man United 0-0 with Leeds

Paul Ince has blamed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Leeds United in the Premier League on Sunday. The league game at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon ended goalless with few clear-cut chances. Man United boss, Solskjaer only introduced Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani and Donny van de Beek very late in the game and Ince questions the timing of Solskjaer’s changes. He also wondered why the Norwegian tactician withdrew Marcus Rashford with his side chasing a goal. “Cavani comes on for six minutes. Six minutes when you need a goal? Ince told Sky Sports. “You take Rashford off when you got two sitting midfielders in Fred and McTominay. Van de Beek who they paid £40m for, gets three minutes. “These decisions aren’t right if you are trying to win a f...
France: Moffi Grabs First Ligue 1 Hat-Trick ; Simon Records Assist In Nantes’ Away Win
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France: Moffi Grabs First Ligue 1 Hat-Trick ; Simon Records Assist In Nantes’ Away Win

Terem Moffi scored thrice as Lorient defeated Girondis Bordeaux 4-1 in their Ligue 1 clash at the Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir on Sunday afternoon, reports  Rushhoursport.com Moffi scored two goals in the first half before adding the third in the second period. The forward was replaced by Pierre-Yves Hamel six minutes before the end of the game. It was the 21-year-old’s first hat-trick in Ligue 1. He has now scored 14 goals in 28 league appearances this season. Samuel Kalu made his return from injury for Bordeaux in the game. The winger replaced Jean Michael Seri in the 54th minute. Also in France, Moses Simon bagged an assist in Nantes’ 2-1 away win at Strasbourg. Simon set up Ludovic Blas for the winning goal 14 minutes from time.
Simy Bags Brace, Nets 18th Serie A Goal As Crotone Beat Parma Away To End Winless Run 
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Simy Bags Brace, Nets 18th Serie A Goal As Crotone Beat Parma Away To End Winless Run 

Simeon ‘Simy’ Nwankwo continued his impressive form in front of goal as he netted a brace in Crotone’s 4-3 win at Parma, in the Serie A on Saturday, Rushhoursport.com reports. Prior to Saturday’s game Crotone had lost their last six league games. Nwankwo scored in the 42nd minute to put Crotone 2-1 ahead before making it 4-3 from the penalty spot on 69 minutes. He has now scored five goals in his last five games and has taken his league goals to 18 in 33 games this season. Also, he is joint-third on the top scorers chart behind Cristiano Ronaldo (25 goals) and Romelu Lukaku  (21 goals). Despite the win at Parma, Crotone are still rooted bottom in the league table on 18 points.
Kepa vs Mendy: Tuchel Picks Goalkeeper to Start West Ham vs Chelsea Match
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Kepa vs Mendy: Tuchel Picks Goalkeeper to Start West Ham vs Chelsea Match

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has picked the goalkeeper between Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga that will start his side’s Premier League clash against West Ham United on Saturday evening. Tuchel said Mendy will start for Chelsea ahead of Kepa when they tackle West Ham at the London Stadium. The former PSG coach disclosed this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Recall that Kepa started ahead of Mendy for Chelsea’s last two matches against Manchester City and Brighton. “Mendy is in goal. The change was made for Kepa for the FA Cup game and even before then, the goalkeeper coach and I decided that Kepa would stay one more game after Man City to have it as a reward and feel a bit the rhythm of playing every three days,” Tuchel said. “We wanted to reward ...
Somizi has cleared the air on his ‘I bully bullies’ statement
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Somizi has cleared the air on his ‘I bully bullies’ statement

Media personality Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung has backtracked on his slogan against bullying after it came under scrutiny by social media users. Over the past few months, Somizi has hit back at trolls and critics with his “I’m not bullyable, I bully bullies” campaign. Though the initiative may have had that Somizi panache, not everyone was OK with its slogan. After the star recently took to social media with a snap of himself in a T-shirt printed with the slogan, some users criticised the idea of bullying bullies. Somizi picked up on the discourse in his mentions and admitted the slogan needs a revisit. He said the phrase “came from a place of anger and frustration of being constantly bullied”. “I completely agree with you and I’m going to change it. When I printed the T-s...
Sheffield United relegated to the Championship
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Sheffield United relegated to the Championship

Sheffield United were relegated to the Championship after Willian Jose's first goal for Wolves secured victory. The visitors knew, following Newcastle's win over West Ham earlier on Saturday, that they had to avoid defeat at Molineux to delay their inevitable demotion for a few days. But it was Wolves who edged a poor game of few chances, when they broke downfield after Enda Stevens' shot had been blocked. Adama Traore created room close to the goalline and delivered a low cross into the six-yard box, which Jose swept home. It broke the Brazilian's Wolves duck in his 11th game for the club, having signed on loan from Real Sociedad in January. The Blades tried to respond and Stevens brought an excellent save from Rui Patricio with a powerful shot from an angle. However, t...
Idowu Ends Six Months Goal Drought As Khimki Lose Away 
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Idowu Ends Six Months Goal Drought As Khimki Lose Away 

Brian Idowu got Khimki’s only goal but it was not enough as they lost 3-1 away to FK Akhmat, in the Russian Premier League on Saturday, NGNewsHub.com reports. It was Idowu’s first goal since October 25 2020, in a 2-0 awau win against Rostov. Idowu scored with just two minutes left against Akhmat which was just a consolation. The 28-year-old has now scored three goals in 24 appearances in the Russian top-flight this campaign. Khimki currently occupy eight position on 38 points in the 16-team league table.
Chelsea End City’s Quadruple bid to Claim FA Cup Final Spot
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Chelsea End City’s Quadruple bid to Claim FA Cup Final Spot

Chelsea ended Manchester City's quadruple bid as Hakim Ziyech's goal secured a 1-0 win at Wembley to send Thomas Tuchel's side through to the FA Cup final. Ziyech converted Timo Werner's squared pass after Chelsea sprang the Manchester City offside trap 10 minutes into the second half and the goal proved decisive in a game of few chances. City could yet face Chelsea again in the Champions League final after both sides advanced in Europe earlier this week, but they were well below par at Wembley and their problems were compounded by an injury to Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian was forced off early in the second half, making him a doubt for next weekend's Carabao Cup final against Tottenham, and Pep Guardiola's side were unable to muster a response after Ziyech's strike despite dom...
Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Lambasted’ me over Red Card – Solskjaer
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Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Lambasted’ me over Red Card – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has recalled when Sir Alex Ferguson, “absolutely lambasted,” him, after he got sent off during a game against Newcastle back in 1998. United were fighting for the Premier League title with eventual champions Arsenal and every point mattered as the campaign neared its conclusion. Newcastle had come to Old Trafford and were on course for a draw, while United threw bodies forward in search of a goal. It was then, in the 89th minute, that the visitors broke away with Rob Lee charging down on Raymond van de Gouw’s goal with a clear chance to win the game, until Solskjaer’s timely intervention to scythe down his opponent and ensure his team avoided defeat. Solskjaer was promptly shown a straight red card, but had salvaged...
Tottenham vs Man United: I’ll Starve my Son if he Acts as Son Did – Solskjaer
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Tottenham vs Man United: I’ll Starve my Son if he Acts as Son Did – Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lambasted Son Heung-min for the role the South Korean played in Manchester United’s disallowed goal during their 3-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday. Manchester United legend, Roy Keane had earlier slammed the South Korea international for acting embarrassingly. Solskjaer and his men thought they had taken the lead 10 minutes before the breakthrough of Edinson Cavani but the goal was ruled out after a VAR check that showed that Scott McTominay put his hand in Son’s face. Son then scored for Tottenham before half time but United came back very strong in the second half with Fred, Cavani and Mason Greenwood all scoring to give the Red Devils all three points. However, Solskjaer was not happy with the reaction of Son and Spurs’ players for the disallowed ...
Tottenham vs Man United: Premier League Releases Statement on Cavani’s Disallowed Goal
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Tottenham vs Man United: Premier League Releases Statement on Cavani’s Disallowed Goal

  The Premier League Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL) has explained why Cavani’s goal was disallowed in the Manchester United clash with Tottenham on Sunday. The goal was ruled out after a VAR review showed that Scott McTominay’s fouled Son Heung-min. Cavani thought he had put United in the lead against Tottenham in the first half, but the Uruguayan’s effort was disallowed after McTominay’s hand caught Son in the build-up to the goal. Referee Chris Kavanagh used the pitch-side monitor to rule out the goal and at half time, the PGMOL supported VAR’s and referee’s decision. It explained that that McTominay’s arm movement was unnatural. A statement from the PGMOL to Sky Sports read: “It wasn’t part of McTominay’s natural running movement and it was ca...
Tottenham vs Man United: Roy Keane Slams Son, Referee Over Cavani’s Disallowed Goal
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Tottenham vs Man United: Roy Keane Slams Son, Referee Over Cavani’s Disallowed Goal

  Manchester United legend Roy Keane has lambasted Tottenham forward, Son Heung-Min after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had an Edinson Cavani goal disallowed for a foul from Scott McTominay. Cavani thought he had put Manchester United ahead ten minutes from half time when the Uruguay international slotted home from a superb pass from Paul Pogba pass down the inside-left channel. However, Cavani’s goal was ruled out after a VAR review that showed McTominay had caught Son in the face. And Keane, a Manchester United legend was furious about the ref’s decision and Son’s attitude, describing the South Korean international as ’embarrassing’ for the way he rolled around on the pitch. “I’m amazed really,” Keane told Sky Sports. “I have to say if this is a foul then we shou...
Premier League: Iheanacho’s Brace Not Enough As Leicester Lose Away To West Ham 
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Premier League: Iheanacho’s Brace Not Enough As Leicester Lose Away To West Ham 

Super Eagles in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored two goals but it was not enough as Leicester lost 3-2 away to West Ham United, Mycelebrityandi.com reports. Iheanacho now has eight goals in the Premier League this season and has taken his tally to 14 in 30 appearances in all competitions. Also in action for Leicester was Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi. A brace from Jesse Lingard (29th, 44th minutes) and a solitary strike from Jarrod Bowen (48th minute) saw West Ham race to a 3-0 lead. With 20 minutes left Iheanacho pulled a goal back for Leicester as he turned and scored from distance. And in the 91st minute Iheanacho grabbed his second to make it 3-2 but West Ham held on for the points. West Ham move up to fourth place on 55 points usurping Chelsea while L...
Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month
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Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month

Super Eagles and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has another individual accolade for his impressive performances last month. The Nigeria international, 24, was announced as the winner of the Leicester City Goal of the Month award for March. Kelechi scored a beautiful volley against Burnley after a pass by his compatriot and teammate Wilfred Ndidi to help the Foxes share the points in the clash which ended in a draw. The goal saw off competition from Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, U23 star Kasey McAteer and Leicester City Women's stars Shannon O'Brien, Esmee De Graaf and Sam Tierney to clinch the prize. The striker, who was called on after injuries to Harvey Barnes and James Maddison scored five goals including a hattrick against Sheffield United last month. He w...
Hargreaves gives verdict on Bellingham’s disallowed goal in Dortmund’s 2-1 loss to Man City
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Hargreaves gives verdict on Bellingham’s disallowed goal in Dortmund’s 2-1 loss to Man City

  Former England and Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves has given his verdict on Jude Bellingham’s disallowed goal in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 loss against Manchester City. Bellingham had beaten City goalkeeper Ederson to a through ball but the referee blew for a foul in favour of the English side. The referee did not also allow a VAR check which would likely have allowed the goal to stand. Kevin de Bruyne had put the home side in front with Marco Reus equalizing for the visitors in the second-half. But the German side were left frustrated as Phil Foden struck in the last minute to clinch a 2-1 victory. Hargreaves told BT Sport: “The referee had a couple of big mistakes there. This is huge. “The ref has blown his whistle too early because the goal co...
Nigeria Star, Onuachu Scores His 26th Goal As Genk Win Five-Goal Thriller
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Nigeria Star, Onuachu Scores His 26th Goal As Genk Win Five-Goal Thriller

The Super Eagles striker continued his fine goalscoring form at Den Dreef on Monday afternoon Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu extended his dominance in the Belgian First Division A goalscoring charts with a goal in Genk's 3-2 victory over OH Leuven on Monday. Onuachu’s late effort at Den Dreef took his tally to 26 goals after 31 league appearances – 28 goals in total this season (including two Cup goals) which makes him the highest scoring Super Eagles star in Europe so far this term. The 26-year-old is enjoying his best season in front of goal since he kicked off his professional career in the Danish Superliga with Midtjylland nine years ago. Over a week ago, Onuachu made a statement in Nigeria's national team during the just-concluded international break after scoring a goal each ...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Confirms Player to Miss, start Premier League Clash
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Confirms Player to Miss, start Premier League Clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed the player who will miss and start his side’s Premier League tie against West Brom on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel, midfielder, N’Golo Kante, will miss the West Brom clash at Stamford Bridge due to injury, while Timo Werner, who missed an open goal in Germany’s 2-1 World Cup qualifier defeat against North Macedonia earlier this week, will start for the Blues against the visitors. The German said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Recall that Kante had returned to Chelsea early from international duty after picking up a minor hamstring injury. “Everyone was training today, and we had a good, high-quality session,” Tuchel said. “Apart from N’Golo Kante, he wasn’t with the squad, and he did some individual work.” ...
Euro 2021: Coach reacts as England crashes out despite 2-1 win
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Euro 2021: Coach reacts as England crashes out despite 2-1 win

  England U21 coach, Aidy Boothroyd has reacted to his side’s exit from the ongoing European championship. England defeated Croatia 2-1 in the last game of the Group D on Wednesday but it was not enough for the Young Lions to progress to the quarter-finals. England lost their two opening games to Portugal and Switzerland and needed to beat Croatia 2-0 to secure a place in the next round. Crystal Palace Eberechi Eze opened the scoring for England with an early penalty and Curtis Jones doubled the Young Lions’ advantage as they looked on course to secure their progression But Domagoj Bradaric fired a long range shot to beat England goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale to reduce the deficit and sent Croatia to the quarter-finals. Speaking to Sky Sports in his post-match inter...
Nigeria 3-0 Lesotho: Fans React To Substitute Paul Onuachu Volley Goal
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Nigeria 3-0 Lesotho: Fans React To Substitute Paul Onuachu Volley Goal

Paul Onuachu scored yet again in Nigeria's 3-0 win today against Lesotho in the second half. Onuachu came on in the second half as a substitute. After 8 minutes on the pitch, Onuachu scored another goal for Nigeria against Lesotho. His goal sealed Nigeria's 3-0 win today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Paul Onuachu has now scored 2 goals in 2 AFCON Qualifier matches for Nigeria. Fans have now reacted on social media. A fan wrote: "Nigeria's Super Sub." Another Fan Wrote: "Belgian Goal Machine." Watch Video; https://youtu.be/F7PK_6f7P0o
Referee apologises for disallowing Ronaldo’s goal against Serbia
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Referee apologises for disallowing Ronaldo’s goal against Serbia

  Dutch referee, Danny Makkelie, has apologised for denying Cristiano Ronaldo the winning goal in Portugal’s 2-2 draw with Serbia in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday. Serbia defender, Stefan Mitrovic, tried in vain to clear Ronaldo’s effort in stoppage time, but the ball crossed the line. With no VAR or goal-line technology, Makkelie waved play on much to the anger of Ronaldo and his teammates. “As per FIFA’s policies, all I can say is that I apologised to the national coach, Mr. Fernando Santos, and to the Portuguese team for what happened. “As a referee team, we always work hard to make good decisions. When we are in the news in this manner, it doesn’t make us happy at all,” Makkelie told A Bola. The 38-year-okd has been an international referee since 2008 and...
Pastor Chris Mocked for Claiming to Reach 5 Billion People Worldwide
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Pastor Chris Mocked for Claiming to Reach 5 Billion People Worldwide

Founder of Loveworld Ministries a.k.a Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is being mocked by Twitter users after his church claimed his Global Day of Prayer event reached up to 5.3 billion people around the world. The Global Day of Prayer event was advertised for believers to join Pastor Chris and billions around the world from 6:00 pm GMT +1, 1:00 pm EST Friday 26th to Saturday 27th March 2021. It was streamed live on all the LoveWorld Networks and Web/Mobile platforms, LIVE TV, CEFLIX, and on major Satellite, terrestrial and local TV and Radio Stations around the world. Believers were encouraged to participate through their preferred TV, Radio, mobile, or web application/ website/ social media site. But during the event, viewers began seeing a banner that suggests that up...
Serbia vs Portugal: Referee Makkelie has Apologized for Disallowing Ronaldo’s Goal – Coach Santos
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Serbia vs Portugal: Referee Makkelie has Apologized for Disallowing Ronaldo’s Goal – Coach Santos

  Portugal manager, Fernando Santos has said that referee Danny Makkelie has apologised to his team after disallowing Cristiano Ronaldo’s late goal in their 2-2 draw against Serbia on Saturday. Ronaldo thought he had won the match for Portugal in added time of the World Cup qualification match but his cool finish was denied. Serbia came back in the second to cancel out Portugal’s 2-0 lead but captain Ronaldo drew home what looked to be a dramatic later winner. However, the Dutch referee and his assistants judged that Serbia defender, Stefan Mitrovic cleared the ball, even though replays showed that the ball clearly crossed the line. But Santos told reporters that, “The referee afterwards saw what had happened and came to me to apologise for the mistake.” Speaking...
Benin 0-1 Nigeria: Paul Onuachu Speaks After Goal
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Benin 0-1 Nigeria: Paul Onuachu Speaks After Goal

Paul Onuachu has now spoken for the first time after his winner for the Super Eagles to defeat Benin 1-0 today. He scored with a good header in the 93rd minute as the Super Eagles ended Benin’s eight-year unbeaten run at home. Speaking after the match, Paul Onuachu said: "I am just going to say, thanks to the nation for the push, they really pushed me to show what i have for the national team. "I am so happy." The Super Eagles remain top of Group L with 11 points from five games, and Benin are second with seven points. The Super Eagles host Lesotho in their final Qualifier match on Tuesday in Lagos. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/53o9P_4-_hQ
Atletito Madrid player, Luis Suarez joins Messi and Ronaldo in 500-goal club
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Atletito Madrid player, Luis Suarez joins Messi and Ronaldo in 500-goal club

Atletico Madrid and Uruguay striker, Luis Suarez, is now among the 500 goal club after scoring in a crucial La Liga victory against Alaves on Sunday night, March 21. Luis Suarez netted the goal in the 54th minute of Atletico Madrid's clash with Alaves as he headed home a cross from Kieran Trippier to give the La Liga's leaders the lead. The goal was Suarez's 19th league goal of the season, with only Lionel Messi having more in La Liga this season, with 21. Suarez is now the first Uruguayan player to ever reach the 500 goal landmark. At Barcelona he scored 198, at Ajax he netted 111 goals while he scored 82 times during his stay at Liverpool. For his country, Suarez has scored 63 times, while he scored 15 for his old clubs Groningen and 12 for Nacional. Suarez is only ...
AC Milan 0-1 Manchester United (Agg 1-2) : Paul Pogba to the Rescue as United cruise to Europa League Quarterfinals
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AC Milan 0-1 Manchester United (Agg 1-2) : Paul Pogba to the Rescue as United cruise to Europa League Quarterfinals

Paul Pogba's second half cameo was all Manchester United needed to secure a quarter final berth at the expense of a dogged Milan side intent on frustrating Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's team. Milan got a vital away goal in last week's first leg at Old Trafford and with the availability of star man Zlatan Ibrahimovic many expected them to disturb United's party on Thursday night, March 18. Paul Pogba came off the bench in the second half to score the decisive goal, picking his spot from a tight angle in the left inside channel to give United a 0-1 win and secure a 2-1 aggregate triumph in the tie. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had Milan's best opportunity, but Dean Henderson was on point to deny the veteran forward. United despite facing pressure, comfortably held out at the end t...
Champions League quarter-final: Tuchel Names Club he Doesn’t want Chelsea to Face
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Champions League quarter-final: Tuchel Names Club he Doesn’t want Chelsea to Face

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted he does not want to face his former club Paris Saint-Germain, in the quarter-final of the Champions League. The Blues booked their place in the last eight, thanks to a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmeri got the goals on the night, as Chelsea progressed on a 3-0 aggregate. Tuchel’s men now go straight into Friday’s draws, where they could face PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester City or Liverpool. “The draw? I am not sure that I want to come across PSG because they are strong,” Tuchel told RMC. PSG eliminated Barcelona in the round of 16.
My Man City Teammates Don’t Pass to me – Aguero laments
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My Man City Teammates Don’t Pass to me – Aguero laments

  Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, left the pitch unhappy about his teammates’ reluctance to pass the ball to him, during the final stages of their win against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League. Aguero replaced Bernardo Silva in the 75th minute, with Pep Guardiola’s side already leading 4-0 on aggregate. However, the 32-year-old did not register a single shot on goal in 15 minutes on the pitch. ESPN reports that Aguero expressed his dissatisfaction to a coach following the full-time whistle, saying: “No me pasan la pelota” which translates to “They don’t pass me the ball.” It is believed that Riyad Mahrez was the main culprit, as he opted to shoot when presented with chances in and around the box in the closing stages. The Algerian, who has ...

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