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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 ...
‘Gundogan one of the most intelligent players I’ve ever seen’ – Guardiola lauds ‘incredible’ Man City star
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‘Gundogan one of the most intelligent players I’ve ever seen’ – Guardiola lauds ‘incredible’ Man City star

The club's manager heaped praise upon the midfielder after his performance against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League Pep Guardiola has lauded "incredible" Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan, describing him as "one of the most intelligent players I have ever seen". Gundogan netted his 15th goal of the season to help City record a 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Guardiola's side progressed to the last eight of the competition 4-0 on aggregate after the win, and the Catalan singled out Gundogan for special praise in his post-match interview.
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...
Jamie Carragher Rates Liverpool’s Chances after Wolves Win
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Jamie Carragher Rates Liverpool’s Chances after Wolves Win

    Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has insisted that he does not believe Jurgen Klopp’s men will finish in the top-four positions on the Premier League table this season, despite their victory against Wolves on Monday night at Molineux. Liverpool defeated Wolves, thanks to a first-half goal from Diogo Jota. The Reds are currently in the sixth position on the Premier League table with five points behind fourth-place Chelsea after 29 games. Asked about Liverpool’s Premier League top four chances after the game, Carragher said, “It’s been a freak, been really poor the teams they have lost to. “But when we talk about teams at the bottom, it feels like there’s going to be a real fight for the top-four and the relegation places this season. “At this ...
Amad Diallo Makes History in Man United’s 1-1 Draw With AC Milan
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Amad Diallo Makes History in Man United’s 1-1 Draw With AC Milan

  Manchester star, Amad Diallo, on Thursday night, made history following his side’s Europa League last-16 first-leg 1-1 draw with AC Milan. Two second-half goals from Diallo and Simon Kjaer ensured both Man United and AC Milan drew at Old Trafford. According to OptaJose, Diallo’s goal against Milan means the Ivorian youngster is now the youngest non-British player to ever score in a major European competition for Man United at the age of 18 years and 243 days. Man United will travel to Italy next week Thursday for the second-leg tie at San Siro. Diallo will now hope to feature for Man United when they face West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday. The winger completed his move to Man United last January after the Red Devils agreed a £37 million deal with ...
Six Liverpool Players, PSG Star Named in UEFA Team [Full list]
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Six Liverpool Players, PSG Star Named in UEFA Team [Full list]

  Six Liverpool players have been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post via its website on Thursday afternoon following the conclusion of the week’s round of 16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night. The six Liverpool players are Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Ozan Kabak, Nathaniel Phillips and Fabinho. The Reds players made the list alongside Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, among others. Recall that Liverpool defeated RB Leipzig 2-0, thanks to goals from Salah and Mane. Below is the UEFA Champions League team after this week’s round of 16 second-leg fixtures: Goalkeeper: Keylor Navas (PSG) – 10 points Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – 9 points, ...
Griezmann Subtly Blames Messi for Barcelona’s Defeat to PSG
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Griezmann Subtly Blames Messi for Barcelona’s Defeat to PSG

  Barcelona forward, Antoine Griezmann has partly blamed teammate Lionel Messi for the team’s exit from the Champions League on Wednesday night. While the first leg ended 4-1 in favour of Paris Saint-Germain in Camp Nou, the reverse fixture ended one goal apiece between the two sides. Barcelona could not make it beyond the last 16 of the competition joining another top side, Juventus who were knocked out by FC Porto earlier on Tuesday. Messi missed from the spot in the 45th minute of the game, a goal that would have turned things around for the visitors. And Griezmann believes that Messi’s missed spot kick and a couple of other wasted opportunities did not help the team’s course of upturning the result. The Frenchman told the press, “It’s a real shame, I’d say th...
Fabio Capello Blasts Ronaldo for Turning Back as Porto Eliminate Juventus
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Fabio Capello Blasts Ronaldo for Turning Back as Porto Eliminate Juventus

  Former Juventus manager, Fabio Capello, has slammed forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, over the way he failed to defend FC Porto’s free-kick in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie on Tuesday night. Ronaldo was in the Juventus wall but turned his back at a key moment, allowing Sergio Oliveira’s free-kick from a distance to go under as Porto knocked Andrea Pirlo’s side out of the Champions League. Juventus were eliminated on a 4-4 aggregate, having lost 2-1 in the first-leg in Portugal. Reacting, Capello was not impressed with Ronaldo as he called the 36-year-old’s error ‘unforgivable’. “Certain goals cannot be conceded,” Capello said in his role as Sky Sport Italia pundit. “Cristiano Ronaldo jumping and turning in the wall… whoever is in the wall cannot be ...
Champions League: Pirlo Reacts as Ronaldo, Others Jump Over Free-kick against Porto
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Champions League: Pirlo Reacts as Ronaldo, Others Jump Over Free-kick against Porto

  Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, has spoken about the goal that saw his team crash out of the Champions League against 10-man Porto on Tuesday. With the tie level at 3-3 on aggregate in extra time, Sergio Oliveira’s free kick from distance went under a Juve wall that included Cristiano Ronaldo. The goal meant Adrien Rabiot’s late header was merely a consolation. Juventus were eliminated on a 4-4 aggregate, having lost 2-1 in Portugal. Speaking about Oliveira’s free kick, Pirlo said: “We choose the players to go in the wall. It had never happened before that they’d turn around, maybe they felt it was so far out that they didn’t sense the danger. “It was a mistake, it usually doesn’t happen, the players didn’t feel it was a dangerous situation and conceded a goal....
This is the Lowest Point of my Career – Klopp
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This is the Lowest Point of my Career – Klopp

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has admitted this is the lowest point of his managerial career. Mario Lemina’s goal for Fulham, inflicted a sixth straight home defeat on the Premier League champions on Sunday. It represents the Reds’ worst run in the club’s history “My boys wanted it. Believe me, they want to win games. I see how much it hurts. It’s easy to judge it that way because Fulham won, so you say they wanted it more. “But I don’t think that’s the problem. I don’t have to stand here and say we’re fighting for this or that,” Klopp said. When asked if it was one of the lowest points in his managerial reign, he replied: “I would wish to say no but yes it is. “That’s not a problem. I don’t always have to have the best times. This team is an extreme team. We were ex...
Roy Keane Blames Salah, Robertson as Fulham Defeat Liverpool
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Roy Keane Blames Salah, Robertson as Fulham Defeat Liverpool

  Former Manchester United star, Roy Keane, has blamed Liverpool duo, Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson for Mario Lemina’s goal against the Reds on Sunday in the Premier League. Keane said Salah and Robertson looked a ‘shadow of themselves’ as Liverpool suffered their sixth consecutive home defeat against Fulham this season. Lemina’s late first-half goal gave Fulham all three points against Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield. “It’s a lovely technique [from Lemina], but it’s shocking from Liverpool’s point of view,” Keane told Sky Sports. “Set-piece, obviously Robertson has got to do better. Salah – okay, it’s not one of his strengths – outmuscled. “But it’s a lovely technique, the way he gets across the ball, and they deserve it. It’s not a great delivery. I think Rob...
Ronald Koeman Names Players to Replace Messi,Others at Barcelona
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Ronald Koeman Names Players to Replace Messi,Others at Barcelona

  Ronald Koeman has listed players that would replace superstars, such as Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and others at Barcelona. Barcelona lined up in a 3-5-2 initially, with Antoine Griezmann partnering Lionel Messi as the attacking duo in their win against Osasuna on Saturday. Defender Jordi Alba made full use of his advanced role and registered the opener for Barça, which was then doubled by Ilaix Moriba, scoring his first goal for the club. And after the game Koeman listed down some players he thought would dominate Barça headlines in the future. He named Ilaix among them, saying “Players like Pedri, Moriba, Puig, Araújo and Mingueza are the future of this club,” he told the press. The former Everton boss also pointed out that despite the win, his did not perfor...
Burnley vs Arsenal: I’m Really Disappointed, we Gave Them Hope – Arteta
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Burnley vs Arsenal: I’m Really Disappointed, we Gave Them Hope – Arteta

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has expressed disappointment following his side’s Premier League 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday afternoon. The Spaniard said that Arsenal gave Burnley hope during the encounter because the Gunners allowed the host to score a goal in a situation they trained for. Goals from Chris Wood and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured both Arsenal and Burnley shared a point each at Turf Moor. “I’m really disappointed with the result, but the reality is that we generated so many big chances but only scored one goal,” Arteta told Arsenal Media after the game. “When you do that, and then you give a goal to the opponent as we did, then you don’t get the referee’s decision when it is clear and obvious, then it becomes really difficult to win a football...
Football Lawmakers, IFAB Confirms Change in Handball Rule
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Football Lawmakers, IFAB Confirms Change in Handball Rule

  The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has announced that the incidents of accidental handball that lead to a team-mate scoring a goal or having a goal-scoring opportunity, will no longer be considered an offence. Football’s law-making body confirmed this today in a statement. The controversial section of the handball law was enforced during the Premier League game between Fulham and Tottenham on Thursday night. Fulham had a goal by Josh Maja ruled out, when the ball cannoned into the hand of his team-mate Mario Lemina from a Davinson Sanchez clearance. IFAB has now agreed on the change, which comes into effect from July 1. However, competitions have the flexibility to introduce changes before that date. An IFAB statement read: “As the interpret...
No room for ‘Self-pity’ – Tuchel Tells Timo Werner
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No room for ‘Self-pity’ – Tuchel Tells Timo Werner

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has told striker, Timo Werner, that there is no room for ‘self-pity’ after the 24-year-old saw a goal chalked off in the Blues’ Premier League 1-0 victory against Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday night. Werner had the ball in the back of the net after rounding Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, and clipping into the empty goal. His effort was, however, ruled out by the narrowest of offside calls. The Germany attacker has only scored one goal since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard last January. But Tuchel, who was satisfied with Werner’s display, told him he doesn’t need to worry too much about his lack of goals for Chelsea this season. “I demand 100% in every training, I do not allow self-pity,” Tuchel said at his post-match p...
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Why I Substituted Salah Early During 1-0 Defeat – Klopp
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Liverpool vs Chelsea: Why I Substituted Salah Early During 1-0 Defeat – Klopp

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has explained why he substituted forward, Mohamed Salah, early during his side’s 1-0 defeat against Chelsea on Thursday night at Anfield. Klopp made a surprise decision to replace Salah with Diogo Jota after just 62 minutes during the encounter. Salah was clearly unhappy with Klopp’s call as the former AS Roma shook his head on Liverpool’s bench. Klopp is now saying that he substituted Salah because he had concerns over the Egyptian international suffering from fatigue during Liverpool’s defeat to Chelsea. Mason Mount’s goal in the first half gave Thomas Tuchel’s side all three points against Liverpool. Klopp told Sky Sports: “I just brought on flesh legs. Mo [Salah] looked like today, it’s not very often… he suffered a bit, he ...
Messi Fires Blank as Barcelona Thrash Sevilla, Qualify for Final
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Messi Fires Blank as Barcelona Thrash Sevilla, Qualify for Final

  Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, was not on the score sheet as the La Liga giants thrashed Sevilla 3-0 in the Copa del Rey semi-final second-leg on Wednesday night to qualify for the final. Ousmane Dembele opened the scoring for Barcelona in the first half before Gerard Pique scored a late goal to force the game into extra time. Martin Braithwaite then scored in the first half of extra time to ensure Ronald Koeman’s side qualified for the final ahead of Sevilla on 3-2 aggregate. Recall that Barcelona had lost 2-0 against Sevilla in the first leg last month. Barcelona will now face the winner between Levente and Athletic Club in the final on April 4. Barcelona’s next fixture is against Osasuna in the La Liga on Saturday. The Blaugrana are currently in the sec...
Ronaldo Sets new Record after scoring in Juventus’ Win Over Spezia
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Ronaldo Sets new Record after scoring in Juventus’ Win Over Spezia

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has hit yet another landmark with his latest goal for the club. Ronaldo rounded off scoring in their 3-0 win over Spezia in Serie A on Tuesday. The victory takes Juve to within seven points of league leaders Inter Milan. Goals from Alvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa had put the hosts in control, before Ronaldo wrapped it up late on. The goal was Ronaldo’s 20th Serie A goal of the season, meaning he reached that number of league strikes for a 12th successive campaign. This dates all the way back to the 2009/2010 campaign, his first at Real Madrid. Lionel Messi is one goal away from hitting his 20th LaLiga strike of the season, and will have done so for 13 campaigns in a row once he manages it
Emir Cup: Olunga on target as Al Duhail SC beat Al-Shamal to reach semis
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Emir Cup: Olunga on target as Al Duhail SC beat Al-Shamal to reach semis

The towering Harambee Star scored his fourth goal for the Qatari club as they qualified for the semi-finals on Tuesday Kenya international Michael Olunga was on target to help Al Duhail SC beat Al-Shamal 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the Emir Cup on Tuesday. The towering striker, who joined the Qatari club from Kashiwa Reysol of Japan, started in the game played at Suheim bin Hamad Stadium and put his team ahead in the 45th minute before Abdullah Al-Ahrak grabbed the second goal in the 84th minute. Duhail started the game on a high note, raiding their opponents with long balls, which Al-Shamal did well to contain, but in the 20th minute, Olunga received a through-ball from Ian Diakite which he did well to control but his final shot was weak and did not trouble the keeper.
‘It will be a dream to be in the top four’ – Ancelotti eyes Everton target
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‘It will be a dream to be in the top four’ – Ancelotti eyes Everton target

The Toffees are within two points of fourth-placed West Ham after beating Southampton Carlo Ancelotti says Everton are dreaming of a place in the Premier League’s top four. The Toffees battled to a 1-0 win over Southampton on Monday thanks to an early goal from Richarlison, and they are now within two points of the top four with a game in hand. Everton can move into a Champions League qualification place with a win at West Brom on Thursday, though it could be a brief stay as Chelsea and Liverpool - who are directly above them in fifth and sixth respectively - clash later on the same day.
Man Utd Should Sign Harry Kane or Haaland – Carragher
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Man Utd Should Sign Harry Kane or Haaland – Carragher

  Former Liverpool captain, Jamie Carragher, has said Manchester United need a top striker like Tottenham’s Harry Kane or Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland. United extended their unbeaten away Premier League run to 20 matches with a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge. But the result saw the Red Devils fail to score against big-six opposition for the sixth consecutive Premier League fixture. Bruno Fernandes’ goal from the penalty spot in October’s 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur is the only time United have scored against any of their big-six rivals in seven games this season. “If United had [Marcus] Rashford on the left, a new centre-forward, and [Mason] Greenwood supplementing a new right winger, that would address the lack of quality. “You look at the options....
Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Iheanacho’s Missed Chances in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal
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Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Iheanacho’s Missed Chances in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal

  Brendan Rodgers has reacted to goal opportunities missed by Kelechi Iheanacho during Leicester City’s defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League game on Sunday. Leicester took the lead early on at the King Power Stadium after Youri Tielemans fired the home side ahead with a clinical finish following some poor defending from Arsenal. But goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty and Nicolas Pepe ensured that Mikel Arteta’s men went home with all 3 points.. The Foxes tried to fight back after Ivory Nicolas Pepe made it 2-1 for the visitors seven minutes after the restart. Following James Maddison’s injury, Iheanacho was tasked with the number 10 role and the Nigeria international had two opportunities to score. The first was in the 35th minute when he att...
Chelsea vs Man United: You Have Done Really Well – Solskjaer Tells Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man United: You Have Done Really Well – Solskjaer Tells Thomas Tuchel

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has done really well at Stamford Bridge since he took over from Frank Lampard last January. Solskjaer said that the current Chelsea squad under Tuchel has the ability to keep teams away from their own goal. He also said that his job is to end Tuchel’s unbeaten run at Chelsea so far. The Norwegian spoke on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday. Tuchel has won six of his last eight matches in charge of Chelsea since his appointment last month. “You can see in the results, stats and possession they have had, the ability to keep teams away from their own goal, he’s done really well,” Tuchel said. “It is n...
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...
What We Will do Against Chelsea in Second Leg – Simeone
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What We Will do Against Chelsea in Second Leg – Simeone

  Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has said they will have a lot of work to do ahead of their second leg clash with Chelsea in the Champions League. The LaLiga side lost 1-0 to Thomas Tuchel’s side on Tuesday night. Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the match in the second half. As a result, Simeone’s side will have it all to do at Stamford Bridge in three weeks, as they seek to qualify for the quarter-final. “Looking three weeks ahead is too far. We have a lot of games until then. We will be playing against an opponent with speed and will need to be able to stop it, to deal with forwards like Giroud and other powerful players. “We need to have more of the ball and position ourselves better in attack. We’ll work on it, but we also have an important ga...
Mikel Arteta Criticized for Starting Odegaard Ahead of Smith Rowe
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Mikel Arteta Criticized for Starting Odegaard Ahead of Smith Rowe

  English television presenter and pundit, Alex Scott, has criticized Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta’s decision to start Martin Odegaard ahead of Emile Smith Rowe against Manchester City. Odegaard had a poor game and was replaced by Smith Rowe in the second half, but Scott believes Arteta should have started the England youngster ahead of the Real Madrid loanee. Arteta saw Man City defeated Arsenal at Emirates following Raheem Sterling’s early goal. “Today, you look at Odegaard. For me, he was bang average,” Scott told Sky Sports after the game. “And so you question the decision actually with Smith Rowe not being selected ahead of him. “I think we’re going to see his [Odegaard’s] real qualities over the next couple of weeks. “Is he good enough to be in this starti...
David Moyes Speaks on Jesse Lingard’s Performance, Hails Mourinho
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David Moyes Speaks on Jesse Lingard’s Performance, Hails Mourinho

  West Ham United boss, David Moyes, has commented on Jesse Lingard’s performance after the attacking midfielder scored a goal in his side’s Premier League 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Moyes also hailed Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, as one of the top managers in football. The Scottish saw West Ham defeat Spurs at the London Stadium following goals from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard as Lucas Moura’s strike was not enough to give Mourinho’s men a point. Speaking after the game, Moyes told a post-match press conference: “Jesse has been a very good player. We should not take that away. He has had a difficult year. He has given us something else and helped us get better. “There is always a first for everything, and Jose Mourinho has had great tea...
Real Sociedad vs Man United: Daniel James’ Assist to me Was Accidental – Fernandes
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Real Sociedad vs Man United: Daniel James’ Assist to me Was Accidental – Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes has said that his team-mate, Daniel James’ assist in Manchester United 4-0 win against Real Sociedad on Thursday was accidental. Fernandes netted twice with James and Rashford also finding the net as United recorded a comfortable lead in the Europa League last-32 tie. The midfielder’s second strike came as he took the ball from James and sent it beyond goalkeeper, Alex Remiro. The Portuguese said he doubts that James intended to put the ball in his path, but credited him with the assist regardless. “I was expecting the touch from Dan James to me. When he controlled the ball. I think he was trying to control it, but I’ll give him an assist,” he told BT Sport. “I saw the ball close to me and I think on these occasions, the keeper is coming out, if you kick ...
Champions League: Pochettino Makes Demand after PSG Thrash Barcelona at Camp Nou
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Champions League: Pochettino Makes Demand after PSG Thrash Barcelona at Camp Nou

  Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has urged his players to focus on their next game against Monaco in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday. Pochettino made the plea following PSG’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg win over Barcelona on Tuesday night. The former Tottenham Hotspur coach also said that PSG are capable of doing anything after thrashing Barcelona 4-1. A hat-trick from Kylian Mbappe and Moise Kean’s goal gave PSG an advantage ahead of the second leg in Paris. Lionel Messi did score a goal for Ronald Koeman’s side at Camp Nou. “When you win, you are always happy and then the performance was very good,” Pochettino told PSG TV. “The players deserve everything and we feel very proud of our players for their fantastic match. “But now we n...
Kepa vs Mendy: Tuchel Announces Chelsea’s Number one Goalkeeper
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Kepa vs Mendy: Tuchel Announces Chelsea’s Number one Goalkeeper

  Thomas Tuchel has said that Edouard Mendy will remain Chelsea’s number one goalkeeper. He said he wanted Kepa Arrizabalaga to find some rhythm by selecting him in goal against Newcastle last night. Kepa was in goal for a second game in a row when Chelsea defeated Newcastle 2-0 in the Premier League on Monday night. Under Tuchel, Mendy has conceded only once in four games and it was an own goal following an error from defender Antonio Rudiger. However, the Frenchman was left out against Newcastle – with Kepa retaining his place after keeping a clean sheet in the FA Cup win over Barnsley on Thursday. “Edou is the number one, this is clear,” Tuchel told Sky Sports. “It was clear before the game and it stays like this. “I am happy Kepa continued with a second cl...
Ighalo Nets First Al Shabab Goal Against Ahmed Musa’s Former Club
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Ighalo Nets First Al Shabab Goal Against Ahmed Musa’s Former Club

  Odion Ighalo scored his first goal for Saudi Arabian club, Al Shabab, during Saturday’s 4-0 win over Al Nassr. The 31-year-old who joined the club after his loan spell at Manchester United, failed to find the back of the net on his debut against Al Raed. However, he stroked the ball past goalkeeper Bradley Jones in the 90th minute, after replacing Fabio Martins. Ever Banega and Cristian Guanca (twice) had already put Shabab in control of the game with three goals. The result saw the White Lions extend their winning streak to four at the King Saud University Stadium. Moroccan forward Abderrazak Hamdallah was presented with a chance to reduce the deficit, but his penalty kick was saved by Zaid Al Bawardi. Al Shaba stay top of the Saudi Pro League table with 38...
‘Clear offside!’ – Liverpool boss Klopp slams VAR but claims Alisson had ‘super game’ at Leicester despite error
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‘Clear offside!’ – Liverpool boss Klopp slams VAR but claims Alisson had ‘super game’ at Leicester despite error

The Reds boss believes another contentious VAR ruling turned the tide against his side as they suffered a 3-1 reversal against the Foxes Jurgen Klopp was left cursing another controversial VAR ruling after seeing his Liverpool side suffer a 3-1 defeat at Leicester , with the Reds boss of the opinion that a “clear offside” call went against the Reds. In what is becoming a testing run for the Premier League champions, they hit a new low at the King Power Stadium. Mohamed Salah fired them in front, but a late flurry of goals from the Foxes was sparked by a James Maddison free-kick that was allowed to stand despite a flag initially being raised for offside.

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