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Arteta Snubs Aubameyang for Leeds Clash
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Arteta Snubs Aubameyang for Leeds Clash

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not play against Leeds on Saturday. Aubameyang continues to be unavailable for selection, after being stripped of the club captaincy earlier this week. The Gabon striker has been removed from the role because of his “latest disciplinary breach”. The 32-year-old was consequently left out of the squad for the 2-0 win over West Ham on Wednesday, and will not make his return to face Marcelo Bielsa’s side on Saturday. “No, he’s not available for selection,” said Arteta on Friday. When pressed on whether the striker has a future at the north London club, Arteta reiterated: “For this game, he’s not available for selection.”
Leeds boss Bielsa snaps at reporter over sack question
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Leeds boss Bielsa snaps at reporter over sack question

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has rejected claims he's considered his future after their 7-0 thrashing by Manchester City. Bielsa faced questions surrounding his future in his pre-match press conference ahead of the team's game with Arsenal this weekend. "Of course I'm going to continue fighting until the end of the season," Bielsa insisted. "[If you] Listen to what I said before, that I said I always think upon adversity you always have to fight. You never know if the strength is going to be enough and what is the progression of the difficulties that we've come up against. "Having said that, I'm going to fight until the end of the season without any doubts and I hope that nothing happens that doesn't allow me to act [upon] what I've just said." Bielsa was also asked whether he fea...
Antonio Rudiger reveals why Chelsea may not win titles, issues warning
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Antonio Rudiger reveals why Chelsea may not win titles, issues warning

Antonio Rudiger has said that his team, Chelsea will not win trophies with the way they concede easy goals from opponents in recent weeks. He said they ‘have to address’ their recent trend of giving up ‘easy’ goals after Saturday’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Leeds. Chelsea managed to beat Leeds United on Saturday, bouncing back from last week’s defeat to West Ham. Individual errors culminated in two goals scored by the Hammers. Raphinha put Leeds ahead from the penalty spot after Marcos Alonso brought down Daniel James in the box but Mason Mount got the Blues back on level terms and a fine spot-kick from Jorginho saw the Blues take the lead shortly before the hour mark. The home side were pegged back again when substitute, Joe Gelhardt tucked away Tyler Roberts’ cross late ...
Barnes on target as Leicester frustrate Leeds
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Barnes on target as Leicester frustrate Leeds

Harvey Barnes' strike cancelled out Raphinha's opener as Leicester frustrated Leeds to secure a 1-1 draw at Elland Road. The hosts broke the deadlock in the 26th minute through Raphinha's free-kick, but Leicester hit back almost immediately as Barnes curled in a superb equaliser just 73 seconds later. Leeds dominated much of the second half, creating a number of openings, but it was Leicester who thought they were going to snatch all three points when Ademola Lookman tapped home from close range. However, the 'goal' was ruled out by VAR after an extremely tight offside call as both sides had to settle for a draw. The point sees Leeds move up to 15th in the Premier League table, while Leicester, who are without a win in three games in all competitions, stay 12th. In a fra...
Super sub Chambers helps Arsenal into last eight
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Super sub Chambers helps Arsenal into last eight

Calum Chambers scored with his first touch after coming on as a substitute to help Arsenal secure a 2-0 victory over Leeds in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. Just seconds after replacing the injured Ben White 10 minutes into the second half, Chambers made an instant impact heading Nicolas Pepe's knockback inches over the goal line despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Illan Meslier. The Gunners made the game safe when former Leeds loanee Eddie Nketiah pounced on Liam Cooper's poor defensive header before lifting the ball over the onrushing Meslier. Nketiah, who made just two league starts in 17 appearances for Leeds during the 2019/20 season before having his loan spell cut short at Elland Road, almost fluffed his lines in front of an open goal, but his scuffed shot found ...
Broja strike earns Saints first PL win of the season
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Broja strike earns Saints first PL win of the season

Armando Broja scored on his maiden Premier League start to earn Southampton a much-deserved first league win of the season, beating a below-par Leeds 1-0 at St Mary's. There was pressure on the Saints heading into Saturday's game, having drawn four and lost three of their opening seven league games of the season, while Leeds were looking to build on their first victory of the season against Watford before the international break. But Southampton dominated against a Leeds side who looked to be feeling the effects of Raphinha, Patrick Bamford and Kalvin Phillips' absences. After having 12 shots in the first half, it looked to be the same story for Southampton, who have struggled to convert chances this term. But a superb break saw Chelsea loanee Broja slot home from Nathan Redmond...
Leeds beat woeful Watford for first PL win of the season
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Leeds beat woeful Watford for first PL win of the season

Leeds got their first Premier League win of the season, beating Watford 1-0 at Elland Road, after the visitors had a goal ruled out for a contentious foul. After a ninth-place finish in the last campaign, Leeds had found themselves in the bottom three early on this time around. They had never lost their opening seven games of a top-flight season, and the pressure for three points was on. But it was a dominant performance from the hosts, who looked to be getting back to their best, and they deservedly went ahead through the returning Diego Llorente (18) Watford looked lethargic and made numerous errors throughout, even without two of their three substitutions being made due to injury. They did find the net in the second half in their best five-minute spell, but Christian Kabase...
Liverpool’s win at Leeds marred by Elliott injury
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Liverpool’s win at Leeds marred by Elliott injury

Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners at Leeds but the result was marred by a serious leg injury sustained to Harvey Elliott and red card to Pascal Struijk. After goals from Mohamed Salah - his 100th in the Premier League - and Fabinho, the game took an unfortunate twist when Elliott suffered the injury on 59 minutes in a challenge with Pascal Struijk, who received a controversial red card after a VAR review. Play was halted for a number of minutes early in the second half as Elliott received treatment from Liverpool's medical staff. Sky Sports' co-commentator Gary Neville said: "The most important thing is the boy but I'm not sure it's a red card. The red card is a result of the injury rather than the tackle." Sadio Mane, after spurning a hatful of chances, scored in injury-time to w...
South American players cleared to play for English clubs
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South American players cleared to play for English clubs

England-based South American players will be able to line up for their clubs this weekend after their countries dropped complaints about their failure to report for international duty, FIFA said on Saturday. Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City as well as Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Leeds refused to release players for World Cup qualifiers over the past week due to the coronavirus isolation period required on their return to Britain. All of the South American qualifiers were played in countries on the British government’s red Covid-19 travel list, meaning travellers returning from those countries have to quarantine for 10 days. Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay had invoked a FIFA rule which would have barred the players for five days, but football’s...
Haaland: I don’t score enough, I should have more goals than matches
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Haaland: I don’t score enough, I should have more goals than matches

The Borrusia Dortmund star took his international tally to 12 goals in 15 caps during the September international break, but isn't happy with himself Erling Haaland feels that he should score more goals than he plays matches, after hitting double figures for Norway with a hat-trick against Gibraltar in Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying. The Borrusia Dortmund star took his international tally to 12 goals in 15 caps with his trio of finishes on Tuesday, as the Lovene ran out 5-1 victors in Oslo. But speaking aftwards, the Leeds-born forward has admitted that he does not feel like he is living up to his personal standards in terms of a goals-per-game yield.
FIFA bans eight players from Man Utd, Chelsea, others for Weekend Matches
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FIFA bans eight players from Man Utd, Chelsea, others for Weekend Matches

Brazil have requested that FIFA invoke the five-day rule, which means at least eight Premier League players will not be available for selection this weekend. According to the UK Mirror, the affected clubs are Manchester City, Leeds, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. Liverpool will be without Becker Alisson, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho, for their trip to Leeds on Sunday. Marcelo Bielsa’s squad will also not include Raphinha. Manchester City duo of Gabriel Jesus and Ederson will miss their clash with Leicester City on Saturday. Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and Manchester United’s Fred are also affected. The Premier League clubs had risked FIFA ban, after expressing issues with the players travelling for international duty amid the UK’s strict COVID-19 regulations. Th...
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James makes ‘dangerous’ Man Utd admission as Welsh winger started to play ‘safe’ for Red Devils

The Wales international admits that he retreated into his shell at Old Trafford, with a move to Leeds presenting him with a clean slate Daniel James admits fears over his lack of game time at Manchester United led to him taking "safe" options, with the Wales international conceding that he was playing a "dangerous" game prior to sealing a summer switch to Leeds. The 23-year-old forward took in 74 appearances across two full seasons at Old Trafford, scoring nine goals, but he was never a guaranteed starter and faced fierce competition for places throughout his time with Premier League heavyweights. He accepts that overthinking his role in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans contributed to changes in his game that reined in his best asset - searing pace - with the intention being to unlock t...
Bamford called up for England squad as Alexander-Arnold returns for Three Lions
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Bamford called up for England squad as Alexander-Arnold returns for Three Lions

The Leeds man has been named in Gareth Southgate's squad for the first time, while the Liverpool full-back has been given the nod once again Patrick Bamford is in line to make his England debut after being included in the squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches, while Trent Alexander-Arnold is back in the team. The Leeds star has been named in the 25-man list for the first time after impressive performances in the Premier League. Liverpool full-back Alexander-Arnold, meanwhile, was left out of the team for Euro 2020 but Gareth Southgate has brought him back into the picture for the clashes against Hungary, Andorra and Poland.
Atletico Madrid sign Cunha from Hertha in €26m deal
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Atletico Madrid sign Cunha from Hertha in €26m deal

The Brazilian striker, who was also linked with Leeds earlier this summer, has committed his future to the Liga champions through to 2026 Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Matheus Cunha from Hertha Berlin for a reported €26 million (£22m/$31m) fee. Goal reported earlier this week that Atletico had turned their attention to Cunha after failing to strike a deal for Fiorentina's Dusan Vlahovic, with Diego Simeone eager to add a new striker to his ranks before the August 31 transfer deadline. The Liga champions have quickly managed to reach a final agreement with Hertha for Cunha, which reportedly includes a 10 per cent sell-on clause for the German club, with the Brazilian committing to a five-year contract at the Wanda Metropolitano.  
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Bamford signs contract extension at Leeds through to 2026

The striker was linked with Tottenham earlier this summer, but has now pledged his long-term future to the Whites Patrick Bamford has signed a contract extension with Leeds United which will see him remain at Elland Road through to 2026. Bamford initially joined Leeds from Middlesborough in 2018, and has since helped the club regain their Premier League status while nailing down a key role in Marcelo Bielsa's set-up. The 27-year-old, whose goals fired the Whites to a respectable ninth-place top-flight finish in 2021-22, has now committed to a new long-term deal that ensures he will spend the prime years of his career in Yorkshire.
Pogba can do five or six assists in one game’ – Fernandes expects even more from Man Utd team-mate
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Pogba can do five or six assists in one game’ – Fernandes expects even more from Man Utd team-mate

The Red Devils midfielder benefited from a four-assist showing by the France international against Leeds and claims he could smash records Paul Pogba registered four assists for Manchester United in their 5-1 mauling of Leeds, but Bruno Fernandes claims the World Cup winner is capable of contributing "five or six in one game". Nobody has scaled such record-breaking heights in the Premier League before, but the talented 28-year-old has laid down an early marker to the rest of the English top flight regarding his intentions for 2021-22. Pogba was unplayable at times against Leeds, as he pulled the strings that allowed hat-trick hero Fernandes to run riot at Old Trafford, and there is the promise of more to come from a player that continues to star against a backdrop of intense specu...
EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 1 [See top 10
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EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 1 [See top 10

The 2020/2021 Premier League season began on Friday, with Brentford defeating Arsenal 2-0 on their home turf. Game Week 1 was rounded off Sunday evening, as Tottenham Hotspur saw off defending champions Manchester City 1-0. In between those games, Bruno Fernandes netted a hat-trick as Manchester United crushed Leeds 5-1 at Old Trafford. He was the only player to score more than one goal in the opening weekend. Premier League top scorers: 3 goals: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) 1 goal: Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Callum Wilson (Newcastle), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Michail Antonio (West Ham), Mohammed Salah (Liverpool), Richarlison (Everton), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Neal Maupay (Brighton)
Pogba will sign a new contract now that Man Utd have a trophy-winning team, predicts Scholes
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Pogba will sign a new contract now that Man Utd have a trophy-winning team, predicts Scholes

The former Red Devils midfielder has addressed the speculation surrounding the Frenchman's future after his impressive performance against Leeds Paul Scholes has expressed his belief that Paul Pogba will sign a new contract now that Manchester United have a team capable of winning trophies. Pogba only has 11 months left to run on his current deal, and it has been suggested that the Red Devils could cash in on the World Cup winner before the transfer window closes. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have both been strongly linked with Pogba, while a potential return to Juventus has also been mooted, but Scholes is confident that he will opt to extend his stay at Old Trafford.
Manchester United 5-1 Leeds United: Bruno Fernandes hat-trick in Thrilling Old Trafford Opener
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Manchester United 5-1 Leeds United: Bruno Fernandes hat-trick in Thrilling Old Trafford Opener

Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick at a raucous Old Trafford as Manchester United made a stunning start to the new Premier League season with a 5-1 rout of old adversaries Leeds. Fernandes familiarly starred in a pulsating clash in front of 75,000 fans, opening the scoring (30) before settling an epic contest after a frantic second-half spell during which Luke Ayling's spectacular strike had fleetingly pulled Leeds level. Mason Greenwood (52) drilled Manchester United back ahead before Fernandes sent them clear in ruthless fashion (53, 60) to thrillingly kickstart a campaign Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deemed "vitally important" as he bids to finally deliver silverware. Paul Pogba recorded the fourth assist of his own imperious display when he teed up Fred for a fifth (68) ...
Raphinha and Claudinho earn first Brazil call-ups
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Raphinha and Claudinho earn first Brazil call-ups

The Leeds and Zenit attackers have been rewarded for their efforts after catching the eye of Tite Attacking duo Raphinha and Claudinho have been handed their first senior call-ups to the Brazil national team ahead of the Selecao's Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers in September. The Leeds playmaker and Zenit forward have both earned their maiden place amid Tite's squad, with the latter rewarded for a successful gold-medal campaign at Tokyo 2020. Now, they will be in the frame to make their debut for their country's qualifiers as they face a Copa America rematch with Argentina, sandwiched between games against Chile and Peru.
Leeds sign Junior Firpo in £13m deal from Barcelona
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Leeds sign Junior Firpo in £13m deal from Barcelona

The Whites have tied the highly-rated left-back to a four-year contract after luring him away from Camp Nou Leeds United have completed the £13 million ($18m) signing of Junior Firpo from Barcelona, with the defender signing a four-year contract at Elland Road. The highly-rated left-back joins the Premier League outfit in the wake of Ezgjan Alioski's departure, with the Whites moving quickly to fill a hole in their back four. Firpo has spent the last two seasons at Camp Nou, with 41 appearances taken in for the Liga giants.
Leeds sign Defender Firpo from Barcelona
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Leeds sign Defender Firpo from Barcelona

Leeds have completed the signing of full-back Junior Firpo from Barcelona for a fee of £12.8m. Following a period of quarantine and completion of his medical, the full-back signed a four-year deal at Elland Road, running until the summer of 2025. Born in the Dominican Republic, Firpo moved to Spain at a young age and made his breakthrough at Real Betis. Making his first La Liga start in February 2018 in Betis' 1-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna, the full-back went on to become a first team regular at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. In August 2019, he joined Barcelona, where made 41 appearances. Barca are looking to shift players as they try to reduce their huge wage bill, with the Spanish club reportedly keen to release Samuel Umtiti and Miralem Pjanic, and l...
Leeds chief Orta: Raphinha signing a mutual gamble
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Leeds chief Orta: Raphinha signing a mutual gamble

Leeds chief Victor Orta admits signing Raphinha from Rennes was a gamble. The 24-year-old arrived from Rennes on the final day of the summer transfer window for a free in the region of £17million. An excellent first season in the Premier League means that gamble has more than paid off. “Raphinha is a special case," Orta told OneFootball. “He has been brilliant from the moment he touched this club. “But it wasn't easy because he arrived in the last few days of the transfer window, really nervous and honestly, he didn't have a lot of time to decide. “We saw an opportunity late on and gambled – just like he did with us – and hopefully this is the beginning of something beautiful."  
EPL: Prize Money Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal got for 2020/2021 Season revealed
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EPL: Prize Money Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal got for 2020/2021 Season revealed

  The prize money that all the 20 teams in the 2020/2021 Premier League season got has been revealed, the UK Mirror reports. Manchester City finished top, 12 points ahead of rivals Manchester United in second. The top four places were filled by Chelsea and Liverpool on the last day of the campaign. Leicester City dropped out of the Champions League places, while West Ham finished sixth. Yet while some clubs failed to meet their objectives, there is some consolation as each club will be due a handsome payout by the Premier League. Premier League prize money 2020/21 1st – Man City – £38m 2nd – Man Utd – £36m 3rd – Liverpool – £34m 4th – Chelsea – £32m 5th – Leicester – £30m 6th – West Ham – £28m 7th – Tottenham – £27m 8th – Arsenal – £24m 9...
EPL: Berbatov Predicts Results of all Matches on Premier League Final day
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EPL: Berbatov Predicts Results of all Matches on Premier League Final day

  Former Manchester United star, Dimitar Berbatov has predicted the results of the final day of the Premier League season. The Premier League winds up tomorrow with battles for European qualification going down to the wire. Manchester City have already been crowned champions with city rivals, Manchester United taking the second place while Chelsea, Liverpool and Leicester City battle for the final spots. On the other hand, West Ham, Tottenham and Everton are fighting it out for a place in next season’s Europa League. And Berbatov has previewed the action for Metro Sports. According to him, the match between Leicester and Tottenham will end in a 3-3 draw. Other predictions include: Wolves 1-1 Man United United West Ham 3-1 Southampton Sheffield United 2-2...
Bamford, Roberts Strikes Secure Leeds Top Half finish
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Bamford, Roberts Strikes Secure Leeds Top Half finish

Leeds have secured a top-half finish on their Premier League return as goals from Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts beat Southampton 2-0 in front of returning fans at St Mary's. It was a welcome sight as 8,000 supporters socially distanced around the ground, with Southampton hoping to give them something to cheer about in their final home game of the season. But it was Leeds who took the lead as Patrick Bamford's shot smuggled through the legs of Alex McCarthy in the 73rd minute, for his 10th away goal of the season and 16th overall. The striker is only the fourth Leeds players to have reached double figures on the road in a single Premier League campaign after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in 1998/99 (10), Michael Bridges in 1999/00 (12) and Mark Viduka in 2002/03 (10). Bamford was...
Tottenham star, Dele Alli Sparks Dating Rumours with Pep Guardiola’s Daughter as they are Spotted ‘Kissing’ in London
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Tottenham star, Dele Alli Sparks Dating Rumours with Pep Guardiola’s Daughter as they are Spotted ‘Kissing’ in London

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli has sparked dating rumours with Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola’s eldest daughter, Maria. The England international, 25, was recently pictured sharing a kiss and wrapping his arms with a 20-year-old woman reported to be Maria at bar Cloud 9 in London. Neither of the two had a problem with the public display of affection, with The Sun claiming that they shared a kiss in the popular London night spot last Sunday, 24 hours after Dele's team had lost 3-1 against Leeds at Elland Road. An onlooker told The Sun : “Dele and Maria didn’t seem to have a care in the world. Dele is said to have approached Maria at the bar before sharing a lengthy discussion with her which then led to an intimate moment between the pair. The 25-yea...
Super Leeds United Demolish Burnley
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Super Leeds United Demolish Burnley

Super-sub Rodrigo's late double helped Leeds to a crushing 4-0 win at Burnley to cement their hopes of a top-half finish. Marcelo Bielsa's side could still mathematically qualify for Europe but can realistically have eighth place in their sights after a second win in a row, sealed in style by their record signing in the final 15 minutes, while Burnley's ninth top-flight home game without victory is now the longest run in their history. Mateusz Klich had set the ball rolling a minute before the break when he capped a typically dangerous break by curling past stand-in goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell from 20 yards. Jack Harrison doubled the lead on the hour mark with a deft flick turning home Ezgjan Alioski's shot from a corner, before Rodrigo worked his magic. The Spanish s...
Scholes Berates Solskjaer’s joy after Team’s 0-0 Draw with Leeds
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Scholes Berates Solskjaer’s joy after Team’s 0-0 Draw with Leeds

Paul Scholes has lambasted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for being happy with Manchester United’s goalless draw with Leeds on Sunday. Like Michael Owen and Paul Ince, Scholes said he was ‘surprised’ both Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani started the game on the bench at Elland Road. The natch only had few chances from both sides with United’s forward Marcus Rashford closest to breaking the deadlock with a well-hit free-kick shortly before the half-time break. The draw means that Manchester City now has a 10-point advantage at the top of the table with five games remaining of the campaign. Scholes told Premier League Productions: “Manchester United tried more than I think Leeds did to win the game which you’d expect. “I was surprised Pogba didn’t start the game, surprised Cavani didn’...
Haaland’s Father, Agent to Meet Four Premier League Clubs for Transfer Talks
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Haaland’s Father, Agent to Meet Four Premier League Clubs for Transfer Talks

Erling Haaland’s father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola will fly to England, to hold talks with at least four Premier League clubs over a potential summer transfer. According to Mundo Deportivo, Alf-Inge and Raiola will meet with Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and City in London. The two were pictured in Spain on Thursday and are believed to have held discussions with Barcelona and Real Madrid. But they will explore a number of possibilities for Haaland, before making a final decision. Haaland himself is known to be very keen on the Premier League, with the 20-year-old having been born in Yorkshire and his dad having played for Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Manchester City. It certainly seems the English sides would be more likely to be able to afford Haaland, with ...
Tuchel Issues Strong Warning to Chelsea Players ahead of Man Utd Clash
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Tuchel Issues Strong Warning to Chelsea Players ahead of Man Utd Clash

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has warned his players not to allow complacency set in, ahead of this weekend’s clash with Manchester United. Tuchel was speaking after the Blues’ 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. The win puts the Stamford Bridge side in good stead to qualify for the quarter-final. Chelsea will now return to Premier League action against United, hoping to extend their eight-game unbeaten run under Tuchel. But Tuchel has said they “cannot get comfortable or get lazy” ahead of a crucial four-game stretch in their top four ambitions. Tuchel said: “Honestly, we now play Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton and Leeds but this is good. We cannot get comfortable or get lazy.”
Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta Gives Fresh Injury Update on Partey, Tierney
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Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta Gives Fresh Injury Update on Partey, Tierney

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has provided a fresh injury update on Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney ahead of his side’s Europa League round of 32 clash with Benfica at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Thursday night. Arteta said he was unsure whether either player would return to face Benfica on Thursday, adding that Tierney has got ‘a bigger chance’ of making the squad for the midweek match. Partey and Tierney both missed Arsenal’s Premier League 4-2 win over Leeds United on Sunday due to injury. Providing an update on both players, Arteta told a post-match press conference after Arsenal defeated Leeds, “It seems unlikely at the moment, but I don’t know. “Probably if there is one player who has got a bigger chance, it’s Kieran [Tierney]. “Probably in the next few...
EPL: Joe Cole predicts Arsenal vs Leeds, Man City vs Tottenham, Leicester vs Liverpool
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EPL: Joe Cole predicts Arsenal vs Leeds, Man City vs Tottenham, Leicester vs Liverpool

Former Chelsea star, Joe Cole, has predicted some of this weekend’s Premier League games. Leicester City will host Liverpool at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Manchester City will face Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium, while Arsenal will host Leeds United on Sunday at Emirates Stadium. Providing his prediction on the Man City vs Tottenham game, Cole told All to Play For from Joe and Coral: “I’m going to go draw, dress rehearsal for the cup final, I still fancy Jose can get a draw up there, so I am going to go draw.” Speaking on the Arsenal vs Leeds game, Cole said, “Leeds is the hardest team to back, you just don’t know what you’re going to get. I’m going to go Arsenal.” Asked to predict the Leicester vs Liverpool game, the former England international ...
‘I play with serenity’ – Giroud revelling in Chelsea form as he praises Leeds
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‘I play with serenity’ – Giroud revelling in Chelsea form as he praises Leeds

The Frenchman followed up his match-winning display in the Champions League with another goalscoring performance at Stamford Bridge Olivier Giroud says he is “playing with serenity” after he continued his fine goalscoring form in Chelsea’s 3-1 win against Leeds. The France striker now has six goals in his last four appearances for the Blues after his 27th-minute strike cancelled out Patrick Bamford’s early opener for Leeds at Stamford Bridge. It was his first Premier League start of the season having retained his place in the side after scoring all four goals in the midweek Champions League win at Sevilla.
Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Has Drafted In Four Youngsters For His Side’s Europa League Trip To Molde
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Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Has Drafted In Four Youngsters For His Side’s Europa League Trip To Molde

ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta has drafted in FOUR youngsters for his side’s Europa League trip to Molde. After struggling in the Premier League, Mikel Arteta is set to give youth a chance in Europe. Most recently, the Gunners slipped to a 0-0 draw at Leeds after Nicolas Pepe was sent-off for a headbutt. In their previous match, they were thumped 3-0 by Aston Villa. Arsenal now sit 12th in the Premier League table after their horror start to 2020-21, scoring just nine goals in nine games. However, the Gunners have won all three of their opening Group B fixtures in the Europa League – while averaging three goals per game. And having beaten Molde 4-1 at the Emirates earlier this month, Arteta is seemingly confident he can win in Norway with a youthful XI. The Arsenal chief ha...
Chelsea midfielder Baker set for Fortuna Dusseldorf loan spell
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Chelsea midfielder Baker set for Fortuna Dusseldorf loan spell

The 24-year-old, who spent temporary spells with Leeds and Reading last season, heads to the Bundesliga outfit for the 2019-20 campaign Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker has joined Fortuna Dusseldorf on a season-long loan, joining Ethan Ampadu as the latest face deemed surplus to requirements under new manager Frank Lampard. The 24-year-old spent the 2018-19 campaign away from Stamford Bridge with two different temporary spells, spending time in the Championship with both Leeds and Reading. The Blues are currently contending with a transfer ban, leaving Lampard, who succeeded Maurizio Sarri in the hot seat at the London club following the Italian's exit, with limited options in his first season in charge.
Clarke needs Leeds but Tottenham are ‘the perfect club’ for ‘old school winger’, says Bent
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Clarke needs Leeds but Tottenham are ‘the perfect club’ for ‘old school winger’, says Bent

The former Spurs striker is looking forward to seeing what the highly-rated midfielder can offer once he has gained more experience at Elland Road Jack Clarke is an “old school winger”, says Darren Bent, with Tottenham “the perfect club” to unlock his full potential. After just one season as a senior star at Leeds, the highly-rated 18-year-old has secured a £9 million ($11m) transfer to Spurs. Those in north London are buying into what he can offer in the future, with an agreement in place for him to spend the 2019-20 campaign back at Elland Road
Davido Will Become The First African Artiste To Perform At MOBO Awards, See His Reaction
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Davido Will Become The First African Artiste To Perform At MOBO Awards, See His Reaction

Following his MTV EMA Best African Act 2017 win, Nigerian singer, Davido just made history again as he will become the first African artiste to perform at MOBO Awards 2017 which will hold at the ‘First Direct Arena’ in Leeds, UK, on November 29. The Awards show will be hosted by Maya Jama and Marvin Homes, which will broadcast on UK Channel 5 at 11pm. Other acts that will be performing at the event include Cardi B, Krept & Konan, Stefflon Don and Music Week On The Radar stars Yungen plus Yxng Bane. Davido was nominated at the MOBO in the Best African Act category. The singer who has enjoyed a great year, goes up against Wizkid, Maleek Berry, Mr Eazi and others. The singer has already reacted to this news;
Defender To Contender: Man Utd Legend Ferdinand Confirms Move Into Boxing
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Defender To Contender: Man Utd Legend Ferdinand Confirms Move Into Boxing

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has confirmed that he will be swapping boots for gloves by taking on a new challenge in the world of boxing. The ex-England international has announced that he will be seeking to become a professional in another sporting field at the age of 38, and two years after he retired from the football ranks. Ferdinand spent close to 20 years at the very highest level during an illustrious playing career which saw him grace the books of West Ham, Leeds, Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers – while winning 81 caps for his country. He is now moving in a different direction, as part of the ‘Defender to Contender’ project, and is hoping that the support of Betfair will allow him to earn his British Boxing Board of Control licence before stepping in...
Sky Sports Championship Predictor: Fulham Tipped For The Title
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Sky Sports Championship Predictor: Fulham Tipped For The Title

The stats-based Sky Sports Predictor is back for the new season - and it's tipping Fulham for the Sky Bet Championship title. The Cottagers, who finished sixth last season, are joined in the automatic promotion places by Sheffield Wednesday, with Norwich, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Brentford taking the play-off spots. At the other end of the table, the Sky Sports Predictor has Bolton, Birmingham City and newly-promoted Millwall facing relegation. See the predicted table below and scroll down to see the predicted outcomes of this weekend's opening games.
Barcelona, Real Madrid Set To Do Battle Over Wantaway Kylian Mbappe
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Barcelona, Real Madrid Set To Do Battle Over Wantaway Kylian Mbappe

Neymar's impending move to Paris Saint-Germain has shocked European football, and the madness of the transfer market is likely to intensify in the next few weeks as French publication L'Equipe reports Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe is ready to push for an exit. Barcelona, who appear vulnerable after losing a third of the "MSN", will be desperate to acquire another superstar to appease their disgruntled fans and lead the race, according to the report. As straight replacements go, the Blaugrana could strike it lucky, though the 18-year-old may have his heart set on Real Madrid, given neither club is likely to offer him a starting role as a centre-forward with Luis Suarez and Karim Benzema so well established. A meeting has already taken place between the France international's entou...
Insufficient Sleep May Lead To Obesity – Study
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Insufficient Sleep May Lead To Obesity – Study

People who have insufficient sleep are more likely to be overweight and obese, accompanying poorer metabolic health conditions, according to a latest study by British researchers. The study, led by the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine and the School of Food Science and Nutrition, involved 1,615 adults in Britain aged 19 to 65. The team collected blood samples from the participants and recorded their sleep duration, food intake, body weight, waist circumference and blood pressure, together with a number of other data to study the relationship between sleep duration, diet, weight and other indicators of overall metabolic health. The research showed that people who were sleeping an average of six hours each night had waist measurements about 3 cm more than get...
Nigerian Fraudsters To Be Jailed In UK Over £10m Scam
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Nigerian Fraudsters To Be Jailed In UK Over £10m Scam

A group of Nigerian fraudsters who are facing trial in the United Kingdom for theft of over £10 million will be jailed next week Thursday in Britain. Two of the six-member gang were said to have fled to Nigeria in order to escape justice. One of them will be jailed in absentia. Commissioner of Police in charge of Interpol in Nigeria, Mr Shola Subair, said on Friday in Abuja that his office regularly received many requests from the UK and would need time to confirm if the request for the arrest and extradition of the two fleeing gang members who were said to be husband and wife had been received. He asked our reporter to come on Monday for confirmation. The gang, according to the Daily Mail of UK, stole personal details of members of the British Parliament, judges and police office...
Frank Lampard Holds Talks Over Oxford Manager’s Job
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Frank Lampard Holds Talks Over Oxford Manager’s Job

Frank Lampard has spoken to Oxford about their vacant manager’s position, according to Sky Sports. Lampard is just one of a number of candidates along with Pep Clotet, who was Garry Monk’s assistant at Swansea and Leeds, and more interviews are scheduled. But it is understood the League One club are seriously considering offering the former England midfielder a first job in management. Oxford are looking for a new boss following Michael Appleton’s departure for Leicester, where he will work as Craig Shakespeare’s assistant. Lampard announced his retirement from playing in February after a career which brought three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League with Chelsea. The 39-year-old also won 106 England caps and scored a club record 211 goals during his t...
Video: Frisky Couple Caught on CCTV Having Sex at Domino’s Pizza Counter
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Video: Frisky Couple Caught on CCTV Having Sex at Domino’s Pizza Counter

A randy couple caught on CCTV having sex in a Domino's pizza takeaway have revealed why they got raunchy in such a public place. Daniella Hirst, 28, and Craig Smith, 31, admitted they got a bit 'carried away' after being caught on camera having a little nookie. The footage shared online first shows Daniella on her knees in front of builder Craig, before cutting to a few minutes later when the brazen pair are stood together at the counter. The footage shows the Leeds United fan shielding himself from the camera, with Daniella out of shot on her knees allegedly performing a sex act on him. Daniella said those who criticised their actions are simply 'f***ing boring.' “I’m very open-minded about sex and public places — I love the thrill you may get caught," she said “But obvious...

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