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Who has the most hat-tricks in Premier League history? Aguero, Shearer & players who scored most goal trios
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Who has the most hat-tricks in Premier League history? Aguero, Shearer & players who scored most goal trios

The likes of Sergio Aguero and Alan Shearer have scored the most hat-tricks in Premier League history - but who has netted the most outright? The term 'hat-trick' is used to define when a player Who has the most hat-tricks in Premier League history? Aguero, Shearer & players who scored most goal trios the feat of scoring three goals in a game , and is one of the most impressive individual feats a player can accomplish during a match. Hat-trick scorers earn the right to take the match ball home after full-time. But who has scored the most hat-tricks in the Premier League era? Goal takes a look.
Which Premier League clubs have never been relegated?
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Which Premier League clubs have never been relegated?

A small group of clubs can claim to have the best 'pedigree' in England's top league, but who are they? Football fans take great pride in their favoured club's history - the origin stories, legendary players who graced their pitch and, of course, the trophies they've won. Another badge of honour for many fans is when a club has never been relegated from the top division, since it serves as a reminder of the club's perceived pedigree. Considering the fact that many clubs in England have been in existence and competing for over a century, a long stretch of uninterrupted participation in the top flight is certainly an achievement.
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Smith Rowe out to emulate Arsenal’s No. 10 legends Bergkamp & Ozil after penning new deal

The midfielder has expressed his delight after inheriting a jersey previously worn by two of the most creative players in the Gunners' history Emile Smith Rowe has outlined his ambition to emulate Arsenal's No. 10 legends Dennis Bergkamp and Mesut Ozil after penning a new deal at Emirates Stadium. Smith Rowe was targeted by Aston Villa at the end of an impressive breakthrough 2020-21 campaign at Emirates Stadium, but brought an end to the speculation surrounding his future by penning fresh terms with the Gunners on Thursday. The 20-year-old has also been handed the coveted No.10 jersey after agreeing to remain on Arsenal's books until 2026, and he is now eager to follow in the footsteps of two of his idols.
Ahmed Musa leaves Kano Pillars to join new club
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Ahmed Musa leaves Kano Pillars to join new club

  Ahmed Musa has left Kano Pillars and is set to sign for Turkish side, Fatih Karagumruk, according to Skorer. The Super Eagles skipper will join as a free agent. Fatih Karagumruk are also based in Istanbul and are yet to win any major trophy in their history. Musa has spent the last few weeks playing for Kano Pillars and provided one assist in nine appearances. The winger signed a short-term deal with the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), with a clause that he could leave if he gets an offer from abroad. Musa is expected to arrive in Turkey in the coming days to complete the transfer.
More than 31million people watch England v Italy Euro 2020 final
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More than 31million people watch England v Italy Euro 2020 final

It has been revealed that more than 31 million viewers in Britain watched the 2020 Euro 2020 final between England vs Italy on either the BBC or ITV last night.   According to overnight TV figures, there was a combined peak audience of 31.1million viewers across the two terrestrial channels, along with an average of 21.8million and an overall share of 82 percent.   This means the EURO 2020 final is now the third most-watched TV event in UK history, behind the World Cup 1966 final at 32.3million and Princess Diana's funeral in September 1997 with 32.1million.   The report also said the total audience figure for last night's broadcast could rise further once statistics for those streaming the game online on BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub are released later.  ...
Copa America final: What I told Messi after Argentina beat Brazil – Neymar
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Copa America final: What I told Messi after Argentina beat Brazil – Neymar

Brazil forward, Neymar, has revealed that he told Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, ‘son of a bitch, you beat me’ following his country’s Copa America final 1-0 defeat to La Albiceleste on Sunday morning. Neymar, a former club teammate with Messi during his time at Barcelona, said this while breaking his silence on Brazil’s defeat to Argentina at the Maracana Stadium. Angel Di Maria’s first-half goal sealed Argentina’s 1-0 victory against Brazil. Reacting, Neymar, in a post via his Instagram account on Monday, wrote, “Losing hurts me, it hurts me… it’s something I still haven’t learned to live with,” Neymar wrote on Instagram. “Yesterday, when I lost, I went to give a hug to the biggest and best in history that I saw playing. “My friend and brother MESSI, I was sad and I ...
England’s unlikely hero? Pickford can prove doubters wrong once and for all with Euro 2020 glory
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England’s unlikely hero? Pickford can prove doubters wrong once and for all with Euro 2020 glory

The Everton goalkeeper has been criticised and written off throughout his career, but one more big performance will cement his place in history Whatever happens against Italy at Wembley on Sunday, one England player has already made history at Euro 2020. Jordan Pickford is not everybody’s idea of a hero but in Wednesday’s semi-final against Denmark the Everton goalkeeper went past the great Gordon Banks’ record – set in the golden summer of 1966 – of 720 consecutive minutes without conceding in a Three Lions shirt. Perhaps we should have known what was to come next. Minutes after reaching that milestone, Pickford was beaten by Mikkel Damsgaard’s spectacular free-kick, and suddenly the 'Great England Goalkeeper Debate', rendered largely redundant as the tournament has progressed,...
Messi ‘best in history’ with or without Argentina trophy, says Scaloni
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Messi ‘best in history’ with or without Argentina trophy, says Scaloni

A man hoping to help the six-time Ballon d'Or end his international barren run at the Copa America says a lofty standing is already secured Lionel Messi will go down as "the best footballer in history", with or without senior international honours, says Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni. One of the most decorated players of all-time boasts an enviable collection of accolades from his time at Barcelona, but an Olympic gold medal and U20 World Cup glory are all he has to show for many years of loyal service with his country. That could be about to change at this summer's Copa America, with a final date booked against old adversaries and defending champions Brazil, but Scaloni says Messi's standing at the very top of the game is already secure.
Forbes Names shocking Barcelona’s second richest player after Lionel Messi
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Forbes Names shocking Barcelona’s second richest player after Lionel Messi

  Forbes has named Denmark striker Martin Braithwaite as the second richest player in Barcelona. The club’s captain, Lionel Messi Is the only player richer than Braithwaite among the Barcelona playing staff. Braithwaite was one of Barcelona’s most surprising signings in history and has now been named as one of the club’s richest players. The Dane, who was a flop at Middlesbrough moved to Barcelona as an emergency signing in February 2020, and has made 53 appearances for the club since. There’s been talk that the striker will leave the Catalans this summer after impressing throughout Euro 2020. Messi earns a reported €1,360,731-a-week at Barcelona so it’s no wonder he is the richest. However, Braithwaite’s riches come from some excellent investments, in 2017 he...
Morata overtakes Torres and joins Ronaldo to make history with dramatic late equaliser against Italy
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Morata overtakes Torres and joins Ronaldo to make history with dramatic late equaliser against Italy

The Spain striker's fantastic goal kept his team's hopes alive in their Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley Alvaro Morata put his name in history books as his dramatic late equaliser against Italy saw him surpass Fernando Torres while leveling Cristiano Ronaldo for a Euros record. Morata's stunning goal came in the 80th minute of Tuesday's Euro 2020 semi-final against Italy with the Azzurri up 1-0 thanks to a goal from Federico Chiesa. But, after receiving a pass from Dani Olmo, Morata capped a stunning sequence with a perfect finish, making history while also sending the game to extra time.
Don Lulu@40 Celebrating A Living Legend In Philanthropy and Humanity
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Don Lulu@40 Celebrating A Living Legend In Philanthropy and Humanity

Going by history the world has always looked up to legends as people who not only win but give us a larger than life image as role models. By all standards with available and verifiable records Mayor lucky Igbokwe is a perfect fit, he is someone who sacrifices self for the comfort of others. Mayor Lucky Igbokwe, aka Don Lulu have lived and still living a life dedicated to service to humanity, he is a renowned philanthropist and has a huge investment in human capital development. Over the years the name Don Lulu’ has become synonymous with philanthropy, kindness entrepreneurship, and entertainment. And on Sunday the 27th of June 2021 history will record another great event as this legend of our time the great Don Lulu will be celebrating his birthday. Going by the above remarks,...
South African court jails ex-President Jacob Zuma for 15 months for Contempt
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South African court jails ex-President Jacob Zuma for 15 months for Contempt

Former South African president, Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after being found guilty for defying a court order to appear before an inquiry probing wide-ranging allegations of corruption during his tenure from 2009 to 2018.   This is the first time in South Africa’s history that a former president has been sentenced to prison.   Zuma, who wasn’t present for the ruling on Tuesday, June 29, was ordered to hand himself over within five days to a police station in his hometown of Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal province or in Johannesburg.   Back in January, the Constitutional Court ruled that Zuma had to respond to questions from a judicial commission headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. But the 79-year-old former intelligence operati...
Grealish hoping to ‘follow in footsteps’ of Gascoigne & Rooney & lay down England marker at Euro 2020
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Grealish hoping to ‘follow in footsteps’ of Gascoigne & Rooney & lay down England marker at Euro 2020

The Aston Villa star is aiming for the very top after impressing in his first start for the Three Lions at the summer tournament Jack Grealish has admitted that he is hoping to "follow in the footsteps" of Paul Gascoigne and Wayne Rooney by laying down a marker for England at Euro 2020. Grealish won his ninth cap for the Three Lions on Tuesday night as Gareth Southgate's side beat the Czech Republic 1-0 to qualify for the last 16 as Group D winners, and provided the assist for Raheem Sterling's decisive first-half goal. That Wembley outing was the Aston Villa playmaker's first start of the tournament, but he is now aiming to emulate two of the most famous players in his country's history and announce himself on the biggest possible stage.  
Zidane reacts as Sergio Ramos officially leaves Real Madrid
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Zidane reacts as Sergio Ramos officially leaves Real Madrid

  Former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has reacted to the departure of captain Sergio Ramos from Los Blancos. Ramos, 35, officially leaves Real Madrid on Thursday after spending 16 years at Santiago Bernabeu. The veteran Spanish centre-back won 22 trophies during his time at Real Madrid. Reacting, Zidane thanked Ramos for the time they spent together at Real Madrid, describing him as a great captain in the club’s history. In a post via his Instagram account, Zidane said, “It was a great pleasure and honour to have you as a teammate and a player. A great captain in our history. Thanks so much for everything.” Ramos featured 671 times for Real Madrid and scored 101 goals.
Euro 2020: Ronaldo Breaks Goals Record as Portugal crush Hungary
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Euro 2020: Ronaldo Breaks Goals Record as Portugal crush Hungary

  Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, made history at the ongoing Euro 2020, when he netted his 10th goal in his fifth appearance at the tournament. This makes him the leading men’s scorer in the Championship’s history. Ronaldo overtook France legend Michel Platini with his first goal against Hungary on Tuesday evening. The Juventus forward converted a penalty kick in the 85th minute to make it 2-0. The 37-year-old added a second, rounding off a slick move to make it 3-0 in Budapest. Ronaldo has now taken his tally to 107 goals in 176 appearances for Portugal, two fewer than Iranian Ali Daei’s all-time men’s record of 109 international goals. The all-time record is held by Christine Sinclair of Canada, with 186 goals. Ronaldo is the only man to score in fi...
Poland’s Szczesny makes Euros history by becoming first goalkeeper credited with own goal
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Poland’s Szczesny makes Euros history by becoming first goalkeeper credited with own goal

The Juventus shot-stopper set an unfortunate record in Monday's match against Slovakia Wojciech Szczesny made some unfortunate history on Monday as he became the first goalkeeper to ever be responsible for an own goal at the Euros. Szczesny and Poland went behind in the first half of Monday's meeting with Slovakia, their first match of the competition. It took just 18 minutes for them to concede, with Szczesny becoming the first goalkeeper to be charged with an own goal in the competition's history.
This generation has made history’ – North Macedonia hero Pandev says they can cause Euro 2020 upset
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This generation has made history’ – North Macedonia hero Pandev says they can cause Euro 2020 upset

The country are preparing for their first major international tournament and their 37-year-old captain believes they can survive the group stage Goran Pandev says North Macedonia have made history by qualifying for Euro 2020 and their goal is to progress beyond the group stage. North Macedonia secured a place in a major international tournament for the first time when they beat Georgia in the play-offs. Pandev says his country should be proud just to reach the finals, but is confident they can put in a strong performance.
Premier League Club, Wolves Appoint new manager
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Premier League Club, Wolves Appoint new manager

Premier League club, Wolverhampton Wanderers, have announced the appointment of Bruno Lage as their new manager. Wolve made the announcement in a statement via their website on Wednesday. The statement read in part, “Bruno Lage has been appointed as the new first-team head coach of Wolves. “The Portuguese joins having most recently spent 18 months at the helm of Benfica, who he led to the Primeira Liga title in his first season in management.” Reacting to his appointment, Lage told the club’s website, “First of all, I’m very happy. It’s a big opportunity. I’m very happy because I’ve returned to this country, and to be the manager of a big team. “It’s a team and a club that wants to make history and a chance to compete in the Premier League. So, I’m happy, excited, with a...
17 year old Coco Gauff Breaks History as She Reaches First Grand Slam Quarter final at French Open
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17 year old Coco Gauff Breaks History as She Reaches First Grand Slam Quarter final at French Open

17-year-old tennis starlet, Coco Gauff, has made history again. On Monday, June 7, Gauff became the youngest woman to reach a grand slam quarter final since 2006 at the 2021 French Open. She beat Ons Jabeur in just 53 minutes at Roland Garros, 6-3 6-1, to reach her first ever grand slam quarterfinal. "I feel like all my matches have been -- I don't know how to say it, but straightforward wins, like no crazy three sets and stuff," said world No. 25 Gauff. "As we know, I have had a lot of those in the past. "I just feel like this has been the most consistent tennis I have played at this level. Hopefully I can keep that going. " At 17 years and 86 days old, Gauff is the youngest player to make a grand slam quarterfinal since Nicole Vaidisova reached the last eight at th...
Kevin De Bruyne wins PFA Player of the Year award for second time in a row
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Kevin De Bruyne wins PFA Player of the Year award for second time in a row

Manchester City star, Kevin De Bruyne has become just the second player in history to win back-to-back PFA 'Player of the Year' awards. The Belgium international follows in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo in landing the gong in successive seasons. He won the award ahead of City team-mates Phil Foden, Ruben Dias, Ilkay Gundogan as well as Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes and Tottenham's Harry Kane. Speaking about the award, he said: "The fact that players chose me for this award means that I've done really well. You want to win all the trophies with the team, and this is probably the most important one as an individual trophy in the league. "To be voted by your competitors, by players you compete with every game, to choose you, that says a lot. "They're the peop...
Barcelona Midfielder, Miralem Pjanic’s Preferred Move Revealed
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Barcelona Midfielder, Miralem Pjanic’s Preferred Move Revealed

  Barcelona midfielder, Miralem Pjanic, wants a return to Juventus this summer transfer window. Pjanic has been linked to a transfer to Chelsea this summer. The Bosnian international joined Barcelona last summer from Juventus in a move that saw Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo move the other way. The 31-year-old has since endured a torrid ten-month period, having struggled to establish himself in the plans of Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, in the recently-concluded 2020/2021 campaign. But according to Sport, Pjanic has the preference to return to Juventus, where he would link up with the new manager, Massimiliano Allegri, at Allianz despite the interest from Chelsea. Pjanic made just 30 appearances for Barcelona in his debut season, with only 13 of those comin...
Igbos are not Murderers- Senator Okorocha Warns against Ethnic profiling
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Igbos are not Murderers- Senator Okorocha Warns against Ethnic profiling

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has cautioned against ethnic profiling of Igbo people, maintaining that the Igbos are not killers as being speculated. Okorocha stated this at the centenary celebration in honour of the former Premier of Eastern Nigeria, the late Michael Okpara, in Abuja recently. In his words, “I appeal to all Nigerians to stop the ethnic profiling of the Igbo. They are not murderers, otherwise they won’t be in Kano or Lagos doing business. Indeed, we are passing through one of the ugliest moments of our history.”
Usain Bolt’s 200m Record Broken by ‘Lightning-fast’ 17-year-old boy
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Usain Bolt’s 200m Record Broken by ‘Lightning-fast’ 17-year-old boy

Florida teenager Erriyon Knighton has broken Usain Bolt's 200m record for athletes under the age of 18. The 17-year-old made history while competing at the Duval County Challenge Track League in Jacksonville, Florida, winning the 200m with a time of 20.11 seconds. Usain Bolt, who won three Olympic gold medals in the 200m, previously held the record for under-18s. However, Knighton beat Bolt's record by 0.02 seconds. Knighton said after he beat Bolt's record: "I feel like I brought my A game today." Usain Bolt still holds the record for the fastest 200m time by a 17-year-old, having recorded a time of 19.93 back in April 2004. However, due to the fact that Bolt turned 18 during that calendar year, US Track and Field rules mean that time does not count towards the record ...
Victorious Chelsea Stars Return to England with the Champions League Trophy
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Victorious Chelsea Stars Return to England with the Champions League Trophy

Chelsea's victorious players have returned to Cobham in England with the Champions League trophy after winning their second European title on Saturday May 29. The Blues overcame Manchester City 1-0 at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto on Saturday night thanks to Kai Havertz' calmly taken first-half goal. Chelsea captain, Azpilicueta said after the match: 'That's done, we are very happy, we will celebrate, we are champions of Europe again after nine years, second time in our history. 'I'm pleased that I could get my hands on the trophy that I missed before. But that's gone, we are part of the history of Chelsea and then we will go for the next challenge. 'I was proud to lead the team out but I wanted to be prouder. 'Of course to lift the trophy, to lead the team, this c...
Yeremy Pino: Villarreal wonderkid who rejected Barcelona
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Yeremy Pino: Villarreal wonderkid who rejected Barcelona

The 18-year-old has enjoyed a breakout campaign at El Madrigal and could become the youngest winner of the Europa League on Wednesday Regardless of the result on Wednesday, this promises to be a momentous week in the history of Villarreal. Their Europa League showdown with Manchester United marks the club's first ever European final, less than 20 years after they first played in continental competition. Much of their success since the turn of the century has been built around their academy, with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Bruno Soriano and current Spain No.9 Gerard Moreno having flourished both in La Liga and further afield.
Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos Dropped by Spain for Euro 2020
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Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos Dropped by Spain for Euro 2020

Sergio Ramos has been sensationally left out of the Spain squad for this summer’s Euros. The Real Madrid captain has won 180 caps for his country and lifted the World Cup with them in 2010. Ramos has also won the Euros twice with Spain, and won't a chance to add a third crown this summer after manager Luis Enrique left him out of his squad following an injury-hit season. Enrique has named a 24-man group, despite Uefa allowing countries to pick 26, with not a single Real Madrid player representing Spain at a major tournament for the first time in history. The Premier League have 10 players, including four from Manchester City with Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Ferran Torres and Rodri all making the cut. FULL SPAIN EURO 2020 SQUAD Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), ...
CAF Champions League semi-final draw confirmed
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CAF Champions League semi-final draw confirmed

The draw for this year’s CAF Champions League semi-final has been confirmed. Kaizer Chiefs play Wydad Casablanca, with the two teams having already met in the group stages. The South African side progressed despite losing 3-0 to Simba in the quarter-final second-leg clash on Saturday. Chiefs advanced to the last four for the first time in their history, winning the tie 4-3 on aggregate. Wydad secured their place in the last four, after defeating Algerian club MC Alger 2-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals. Wydad thumped Chiefs 4-0 in a Group C encounter at home in February 2021, but Amakhosi won the reverse fixture 1-0 in Johannesburg last month. The other semi-final tie will be between Al Ahly and Esperance, after they eliminated Mamelodi Sundowns and CR Belouzidad’s r...
Rooney Goal Secures St Johnstone Cup Double
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Rooney Goal Secures St Johnstone Cup Double

Shaun Rooney was again the hero as St Johnstone beat Hibernian 1-0 in the Scottish Cup final to secure an extraordinary cup double. The 24-year-old wing-back scored the only goal in the Scottish League Cup final win over Livingston at Hampden Park in February and made the difference against Hibs at the national stadium to confirm the greatest season in the Perth club’s history. Rooney’s header after 31 minutes proved to be crucial, with Hibs keeper Matt Macey’s penalty save from Glenn Middleton with 15 minutes remaining ultimately rendered academic. St Johnstone, founded in 1884, won the Scottish Cup for the first time in 2014 – their first major honour – and now have won two in the last three months.
Steven Gerrard and David Beckham inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame
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Steven Gerrard and David Beckham inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame

Steven Gerrard and David Beckham have become the latest players to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. The former England captains are the seventh and eighth players to be handed the honour, joining Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard and Dennis Bergkamp. Gerrard spent 17 years at Liverpool - including 12 as captain - during which time he scored 120 goals and provided a further 92 assists in 504 Premier League appearances. Those figures place him 11th on the all-time list for appearances in the Premier League, 18th for goals and seventh for assists. Gerrard won the Premier League Player of the Month award on six separate occasions but failed to get his hands on the title itself, finishing as a runner-up in 2014, 2009, and 20...
Chelsea great Lampard enters Premier League Hall of Fame with Bergkamp joining him as sixth inductee
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Chelsea great Lampard enters Premier League Hall of Fame with Bergkamp joining him as sixth inductee

The former Blues midfielder has been recognised for his outstanding 20-year top-flight career, with an Arsenal legend also making the final cut Chelsea great Frank Lampard has entered into the Premier League Hall of Fame, with Dennis Bergkamp following him as the sixth inductee on Wednesday. Lampard and former Arsenal forward Bergkamp have joined Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona and Roy Keane in the top-flight history books following a vote from the public. Ex-Blues midfielder Lampard has been handed the league's highest individual honour after an outstanding 20-year career which also saw him take in spells at West Ham and Manchester City.
Why Chelsea Players Decided to Punish Leicester City – Rudiger
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Why Chelsea Players Decided to Punish Leicester City – Rudiger

  Antonio Rudiger has hit back at Leicester City players after Chelsea’s 2-1 win over the Foxes on Tuesday. Rudiger said that him and his teammates decided to punish Brendan Rodgers side for ‘disrespecting’ Chelsea after the FA Cup final on Sunday. Recall that while celebrating Leicester’s FA Cup victory at Wembley, Ghanaian defender, Amartey was filmed throwing Chelsea’s pennant on the floor in the dressing room. Rudiger and his team-mates got their revenge on Tuesday evening as they secured a 2-1 victory over Brendan Rodgers’ side at Stamford Bridge to tighten their grip on a top-four finish in the Premier League. And Rudiger pointed out that Amartey’s actions gave Chelsea’s players extra motivation to beat Leicester. “We wanted to show to them because top four...
EPL: Kelechi Iheanacho Makes history as Chelsea Defeat Leicester City 2-1
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EPL: Kelechi Iheanacho Makes history as Chelsea Defeat Leicester City 2-1

  Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, on Tuesday night made history following his side’s 2-1 defeat against Chelsea. Chelsea defeated Leicester at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho. Iheanacho’s goal wasn’t enough to give Leicester a point against Thomas Tuchel’s men. According to OptaJoe, Iheanacho’s strike against Chelsea means the Nigerian international has now become the first player in Premier League history to score a goal on all seven days of the week within a single season in the competition. Iheanacho will now hope to lead Leicester to victory when they tackle Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in their final Premier League tie of the season. Leicester are now in the fourth position on the Premier League table log with 66 ...
Champions City Edge Newcastle in Seven-goal Thriller
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Champions City Edge Newcastle in Seven-goal Thriller

Man City began their latest Premier League reign with a thrilling 4-3 victory at Newcastle, with Ferran Torres' hat-trick helping City to more history. Pep Guardiola's side walked out to a guard of honour at St James' Park, having clinched the Premier League title on Tuesday evening after Manchester United's defeat to Leicester gave them an unassailable lead. It was a good thing they already had the trophy wrapped up too, otherwise Friday's game would have proved to be a nail-biting and nervous evening where the pendulum continuously swung between the two sides. Newcastle - who are already assured of their own Premier League safety - took a shock lead when Emil Krafth (25) nodded home his first top-flight goal, beating Man City debutant Scott Carson. But City replied with a qu...
Chelsea Women Realising their Champions League Final Dreams
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Chelsea Women Realising their Champions League Final Dreams

After a string of near misses, Chelsea Women will finally realise their dream of playing in a Champions League final when they face Barcelona Femeni in Sweden on Sunday, and are eager to prove themselves as winners. It is no secret that manager Emma Hayes has long targeted a spot in the European showpiece, having twice been knocked out at the semi-final stage in recent seasons. But after an incredible semi-final second leg performance against Bayern Munich, Chelsea Women's staff and players will finally be involved in arguably the biggest game in the team's history with one aim - to bring home the trophy. They will be hoping to add the silverware to an already growing collection this season, having secured their second successive WSL title last weekend and the Wo...
95-year-old man Becomes Oldest Organ Donor in US History
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95-year-old man Becomes Oldest Organ Donor in US History

A 95-year-old man from West Virginia has become the oldest organ donor in United States history after he died last week. Cecil Lockhart, of Welch, West Virginia died on May 4, and his liver was donated to a woman in her 60’s. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) announced the news in a statement. “CORE is incredibly proud to have been able to make this historic organ donation possible,” said Susan Stuart, CORE president & CEO. “This landmark in the field of transplantation is just another example of CORE’s pioneering legacy and commitment to innovation, which, over the last 40 years, has given 6,000 people in the United States the opportunity to save more than 15,000 others as organ donors.” Lockhart’s family said he decided to become an organ donor over...
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 ...
Temwa Chawinga nets brace as Tabitha makes Wuhan scoring debut against Sichuan
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Temwa Chawinga nets brace as Tabitha makes Wuhan scoring debut against Sichuan

The Malawi internationals made bright starts to the season, providing three of the goals for the hosts in the opening game Tabitha Chawinga made a goalscoring debut and sister Temwa scored a brace in Wuhan's 4-0 victory over Sichuan in Saturday’s 2021 Chinese Women's Super League opener. In October, both sisters faced off in the 2020 Chinese final, with Temwa helping Wuhan silence Tabitha's Jiangsu 4-0 to celebrate their first league diadem in 19 years of their history. Tabitha joined Wuhan from Jiangsu Suning in January 2021, teaming up for the first time since Kvarnsvedens in 2017 with sister Temwa, who enters her second season with the Chinese champions.
Ashley Young Criticizes Man United, says Lukaku was Right to Leave Old Trafford
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Ashley Young Criticizes Man United, says Lukaku was Right to Leave Old Trafford

  Inter Milan star, Ashley Young has criticized Man United’s decision to sell Romelu Lukaku to Serie A champions. Young said he ‘couldn’t understand’ Man United’s decision to sell ‘unbelievable’ Lukaku, adding that the Belgium international was right to leave Old Trafford. The England full-back believes the decision the Red Devils made to part ways with Lukaku was made quickly. Lukaku scored 42 goals in 96 matches for Man United before being sold to Inter Milan in 2019. The 27-year-old striker has thrived in Italy, scoring 61 goals in 92 games for Inter and helping the club to win their first Serie A title in 11 years under Antonio Conte. But Young, who also played for Man United before joining Inter Milan, told Sky Sports: “I said it at the time, I couldn’t unde...
Champions League: Mount Makes History as Chelsea Eliminates Real Madrid
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Champions League: Mount Makes History as Chelsea Eliminates Real Madrid

Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount, on Wednesday night, made history following his side’s UEFA Champions League semi-final 2-0 win over Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge. Two goals from Timo Werner and Mount ensured Chelsea qualified for the Champions League final ahead of Real Madrid. Chelsea eliminated Real Madrid from the Champions League on a 3-1 aggregate victory, having played a 1-1 draw against Zinedine Zidane’s side in the first-leg last week. Thomas Tuchel’s men will now face Premier League rivals Manchester City in the Champions League final on May 29. However, according to OptaJose, Mount’s goal against Real Madrid means the England international has now become the youngest player (22 years and 115 days) in the Champions League history to score in a semi-final against ...
UCL: Rio Ferdinand Names ‘best player’ in the World after Man City 2-0 Win over PSG
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UCL: Rio Ferdinand Names ‘best player’ in the World after Man City 2-0 Win over PSG

  Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has identified England international, Phil Foden as the best young player in the world at the moment. Ferdinand came up with the claim after watching the youngster shine in Man City 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night. Manchester City are now in the final of the Champions League for the first time in their history after a 4-1 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain. Algerian international Riyad Mahrez scored a brace at the Etihad, with Foden really catching when City attacked. Foden set up Mahrez’s second goal and came very close to scoring himself, hitting the post in the second half. And Ferdinand believes the England star is playing better than any of his contemporaries around the world, rating him above K...
Man City Breeze Past PSG to Reach First CL final
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Man City Breeze Past PSG to Reach First CL final

Manchester City reached the Champions League final for the first time in their history after Riyad Mahrez's double secured a 2-0 victory (4-1 on aggregate) over 10-man Paris Saint-Germain on a historic night at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola, who reaches the Champions League final for the first time since he won the competition with Barcelona in 2011, will now lead his side against either Chelsea or Real Madrid in the final in Istanbul on Saturday, May 29. But before that, they have domestic matters to attend to and could add the Premier League title to the Carabao Cup they won last month with victory against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, live on Sky Sports (kick off 5.30pm), as they bid to complete a treble. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg at the Parc des Prin...
Jennifer Gates speaks on parents divorce
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Jennifer Gates speaks on parents divorce

Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates, has reacted to the shock announcement of her parents’ divorce, describing it as a “challenging stretch of time”.   Jennifer, who is a second-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai took to Instagram to share how she is dealing with the divorce news. She also requested for privacy as the family “navigate the next phases of our lives”. “I’m still learning how to best support my own process and emotions as well as my family members at this time and am grateful for the space to do so,” she said on an Instagram story.   She said the kind words and support from people “mean the world to her”.     Jennifer Gates, 25, is the oldest of the former couple’s three c...
NASS Will Never Pass Any Law To Hinder Press Freedom – Lawan
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NASS Will Never Pass Any Law To Hinder Press Freedom – Lawan

He gave this assurance while felicitating with Nigerian journalists on the occasion of the 2021 World Press Freedom Day. This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by his spokesman, Ola Awoniyi. “The Ninth Senate and the National Assembly, in general, will never pass any law that inhibits the freedom of the press but rather work with the media to further enhances the practice of the profession,” he said. “I also celebrate the Nigerian journalists for the invaluable contributions and sacrifices that they have made throughout our national history to nation-building and entrenchment of democracy. “I pay tribute to the patriots who have lost their lives in the line of duty and pray that their death will not be in vain.”
EPL: Tuchel Breaks Mourinho’s Record after Chelsea Beat Fulham 2-0
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EPL: Tuchel Breaks Mourinho’s Record after Chelsea Beat Fulham 2-0

  Thomas Tuchel on Saturday, made Premier League history, overtaking former Chelsea managers Jose Mourinho and Luiz Felipe Scolari in the process. The former PSG and Borussia Dortmund boss watched on as Kai Havertz’s brace clinched a 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday. That result has cemented the Blues’ standing in the fourth position with four games left to play. It also saw them record an 11th top-flight clean sheet under Tuchel from just 15 games. No Premier League manager before him can claim to have emulated those efforts, with Mourinho and Scolari opening their respective spells in English football with 10 shoot outs from 15 fixtures.
Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi make History as the First Women to lead Senate at US President Joe Biden’s First Address to Congress
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Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi make History as the First Women to lead Senate at US President Joe Biden’s First Address to Congress

US Vice President, Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have made history after they shared the stage during President Joe Biden's first joint session to Congress. On Wednesday, April 28, President Joe Biden delivered his first joint address to Congress, with both Harris and Pelosi sitting behind him throughout his speech. "Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President," Biden said at the start of his speech. "No president has ever said those words from this podium. No president has ever said those words. And it's about time." Harris, who is also the first Black person and first South Asian person to hold the role, is sitting on the President's right as he delivers remarks. And Pelosi, who became the first woman in her role in 2007, is on the President's left. Whi...
EPL: Tuchel makes Chelsea history after 1-0 win at West Ham
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EPL: Tuchel makes Chelsea history after 1-0 win at West Ham

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, made history on Saturday, as he extended his unbeaten run away from home to 10 matches, following a 1-0 win over West Ham. Tuchel only replaced Blues legend Frank Lampard in January. Since then, the 47-year-old has not lost a single game on the road. Chelsea took on the Hammers in a London Derby, looking to seal a spot in the top four. Timo Werner opened scoring just before half time, tucking away Ben Chilwell’s low cross. The Blues eased to victory in the dying stages of the game, as West Ham’s defender Fabian Balbuena was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Chilwell.
Identical Twins who Were Separated at Birth Reunite after 36 Years
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Identical Twins who Were Separated at Birth Reunite after 36 Years

Twin sisters, who had no idea the other existed, have reunited for their 36th birthday. Identical twins Molly Sinert and Emily Bushnell were separated at birth in South Korea and adopted by different families. The siblings spent most of their lives totally unaware of each other's existence and little information about their birth family. But after 36 years the two were able to find each other thanks to DNA tests and now they've met face-to-face for the first time. Both twins were adopted by Jewish families in the US when they were just a few months old. Molly went to live in Florida, while Emily's family were from Pennsylvania. The sisters were reunited after Emily's 11-year-old daughter Isabel set about to find out more about her mum's family. She told Good Mo...
Super League: Why this Idea Will not go Far – Wenger warns Arsenal, Chelsea, Others
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Super League: Why this Idea Will not go Far – Wenger warns Arsenal, Chelsea, Others

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said the idea of a European Super League is a bad one. Wenger had predicted a breakaway European league almost 12 years ago and condemned the idea back then. Now that the plan has become reality, the Frenchman is still against the proposal. “I would say that it’s a bad idea,” Wenger told talkSPORT. “Football has to stay united. That is the most important thing and based on sporting merits and overall to respect the history of European football.” England’s ‘top six’ clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have all signed up for the Super League. But Wenger warned: “I believe personally that this idea will not go far.”
“I’m Living Proof you can Play Professional Football and be Gay” – Andy Brennan
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“I’m Living Proof you can Play Professional Football and be Gay” – Andy Brennan

On May 14, 2019, in an Instagram post to his followers, Andy Brennan, who plays for Hume City in Australia and previously played for Newcastle Jets, made history when he became the first male Australian footballer to publicly come out as gay. Now he says ever since he made the decision, he hasn't regretted it and is a living proof of a professional gay footballer. Being gay is something rarely spoken about in professional football. The 'ideal' footballer or soccer player is heterosexual which is why Brennan shocked the entire football world when he came out as gay. In 2020, an unnamed Premier League footballer, who has known since aged 14 that he gay, is said he is "too scared" to publicly come out because he feels that football has not "moved on" compared to the rest o...

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