Wednesday, April 14

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UCL: Luka Modric Cautions Liverpool Ahead of Anfield Battle
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UCL: Luka Modric Cautions Liverpool Ahead of Anfield Battle

  Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modrić has issued warning to Liverpool ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg tie on Wednesday. Modric addressed the press at the Anfield press room on the eve of the second-leg encounter against Jurgen Klopp’s side. The Croatian warned that despite their two goals advantage going into the game, Los Blancos were in England to deliver a performance befitting of the competition and will have to put in a top display. “I expect it to be a very demanding game, in which we’ll have to deliver a performance befitting of the competition and we’ll have to put in a top display,” Modric told the press. “We’ll have to try and do what we did in the first leg and attack and defend as a unit, go out to get the win and not defend our le...
Klopp Reveals ‘Special Plans’ to Stop Dangerous Real Madrid Player at Anfield
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Klopp Reveals ‘Special Plans’ to Stop Dangerous Real Madrid Player at Anfield

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has revealed that his side has made ‘special plans’ for dealing with Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr. when both sides clash again on Wednesday night in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg at Anfield. Real Madrid lead 3-1 lead going into battle at Anfield after Vinicius scored a brace in Madrid last week, with Marco Asensio also netted for the hosts. The result makes it almost impossible for the Reds to think of advancing to the semi-finals of the competition and they will be wary of getting hit on the break by the pace of Vinicius. But the German gaffer said his side will look to stop the supply into the in-form 20-year-old. Asked if he was surprised by Vinicius performance in the first leg, Klopp said, “I was impressed, not surpri...
Solskjaer wants Cavani to stay after Spurs display
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Solskjaer wants Cavani to stay after Spurs display

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed Edinson Cavani's performance in Manchester United's 3-1 win over Tottenham and hopes he can persuade the striker to stay when his contract is up at the end of the season. The 34-year-old Uruguayan scored United's second goal with an excellent diving header in Sunday's come-from-behind victory and had an earlier effort controversially ruled out. Cavani arrived at Old Trafford as a free agent last October on a deal until the end of the campaign, with the option of a further year. Unlike most extension clauses, it has to be agreed by both parties before it can be triggered and there is speculation that Cavani could move to Argentine giants Boca Juniors. "Fantastic performance, we are awaiting his decision if he wants to stay or wants to move on," sa...
BAFTA Award 2021: Anthony Hopkins, 83,Makes History as the Oldest Star to win Leading Actor
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BAFTA Award 2021: Anthony Hopkins, 83,Makes History as the Oldest Star to win Leading Actor

Sir Anthony Hopkins made history at the 2021 British Academy Film Awards on Sunday as he became the oldest man in history to be awarded Best Leading Actor. The veteran British actor, 83, was awarded the prize for his acclaimed performance in The Father, beating out favourite Chadwick Boseman. Despite the historic win, Anthony failed to appear at the virtual ceremony and later revealed he had been working on a painting in his hotel room in Wales. The actor, who currently lives in Wales, admitted he wasn't even aware he'd won the prize for Leading Actor and was informed by his family members who were watching the ceremony. He said: 'This is wonderful, never in my life did I expect I'd get this. I got to a point in my life, this particular film which is a powerful film I k...
Cavani not Sure about Signing new Contract with Man United – Solskjaer
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Cavani not Sure about Signing new Contract with Man United – Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Uruguayan striker, Edinson Cavani is not sure about signing a new one year contract with Manchester United. The Norwegian tactician, however, urged the 34-year-old to sign the deal and remain at the club. Cavani put up a good performance on Sunday as Manchester United scored two goals in the second half to beat Tottenham in London. The former Paris Saint-Germain striker scored his eighth goal of the season to put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side 3-1 up, with a fantastic diving header, while his first half strike was ruled out by VAR. Solskjaer wants Cavani to remain at Old Trafford and wants to trigger a 12-month extension clause in his existing deal to ensure he stays until 2022. The striker is torn between staying at the club and returning...
AC Milan Will Do Everything To Sign Tomori Permanently
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AC Milan Will Do Everything To Sign Tomori Permanently

AC Milan coach Stefano, Pioli says he’s prepared to do everything in a bid to sign Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal. Tomori is currently on loan from Chelsea and has been impressive for Milan since joining the team last summer. He was at his best mettle in the team’s 2-1 win over Parma on Saturday in Serie A where he played all 90 minutes. Reacting to his performance, Pioli heaped praises on the England star and insisted that he would do everything to trigger the clause in his contract in order to sign Tomori permanently. “He has made a wonderful impact and settled in so quickly, he has other characteristics of pace and of playing out from the back that can certainly improve us as a team. “He is a player who is certainly giving us a lot and the intenti...
Why 10-man Leeds United Defeated Man City 2-1 at Etihad – Guardiola
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Why 10-man Leeds United Defeated Man City 2-1 at Etihad – Guardiola

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has explained that 10-man Leeds United defeated his team 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon because his players lacked aggression during the encounter. Guardiola said that Man City failed to create chances against Leeds, adding that the visitors’ performances were fantastic. Stuart Dallas opened scoring for Leeds in the first half, before adding another in stoppage time to rule out Ferran Torres’ equaliser. Speaking after the game, Guardiola said at his post-match press conference: “11v11 was tight and we conceded a goal that we could have avoided. We were not aggressive enough in these areas. “We were in the final positions but we couldn’t score the goal and after the sending off, we did not create enough maybe a little mor...
Rio Ferdinand Blames John Stones after Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Leeds United
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Rio Ferdinand Blames John Stones after Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Leeds United

Rio Ferdinand has blamed John Stones for Manchester City defeat to Leeds United in the Premier league on Saturday. Leeds stunned the league leaders at the Etihad on Saturday, with Kalvin Phillips and Stuart Dallas putting up outstanding performances in the visitors’ 2-1 win. Dallas scored netted his second in the game in stoppage time to seal three points for Marcelo Bielsa’s side after Ferran Torres had levelled for City in the 76th minute. Leeds played with 10 men after Liam Cooper was sent off for a reckless challenge on Gabriel Jesus on the stroke of half-time. “We asked before the game whether Leeds United can adapt. Will Bielsa adapt his tactics to play against a top-notch team like this?” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “He was forced to go down to 10 men and then he ada...
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...
Mason Mount Warns Chelsea Players after Victory Over Porto
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Mason Mount Warns Chelsea Players after Victory Over Porto

Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount, has warned Thomas Tuchel’s men following their Champions League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 victory over FC Porto on Wednesday night in Spain. Mount, who scored a goal against Porto, cautioned the Blues players that it was ‘only half-time’ and their work was far from complete in the Champions League last-8. Two goals from Mount and Ben Chilwell gave Chelsea the first-leg advantage ahead of the second-leg next Tuesday. “A very important game for us and me personally, to get my first goal in the Champions League,” Mount told Virgin Media Sport. “It was probably a long time coming, I have been waiting for the moment, and I am delighted it’s come tonight in a big win. “To keep a clean sheet as well going into the second leg, it’s a big perfor...
Tuchel Speaks on Ben Chilwell’s Performance after Chelsea’s Win Over Porto
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Tuchel Speaks on Ben Chilwell’s Performance after Chelsea’s Win Over Porto

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has commented on Ben Chilwell’s performance following his side’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 victory against Porto on Wednesday night in Sevilla, Spain. Tuchel said he was pleased with Chilwell’s display against Porto, adding that the England left-back was impressive. Chelsea defeated Porto, thanks to Mason Mount’s first-half goal and Chilwell’s second-half strike. Tuchel’s men will now take on Porto in the second leg next Tuesday in the same venue. “I was really pleased with Chilly [Ben Chilwell] for applying pressure and forcing the error which gave him the opportunity to score,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website. “He pushed on, finished well and scored a big away goal for us. “He showed a lot of composure becaus...
Joe Cole Hails one Chelsea Player after 2-0 Win at Porto
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Joe Cole Hails one Chelsea Player after 2-0 Win at Porto

  Former England midfielder, Joe Cole, was full of praise for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, after his superb performance during their 2-0 Champions League win away at Porto on Wednesday. Mount scored his first goal in the competition, with a fantastic piece of skill and finish from Jorginho’s pass. Ben Chilwell made it 2-0 in the second half, giving the Blues a big advantage ahead of the second leg at home. But Cole was most impressed by Mount and said on BT Sport: “He’s a manager’s dream, he has the natural ability to impact a game. “He does the tactics to a ‘T’ off the ball, in the difficult spell just before Tuchel came in, he stood up, he is a leader.”
Tuchel very Happy with Precious’ Chelsea Result, Response in 2-0 Win Over Porto
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Tuchel very Happy with Precious’ Chelsea Result, Response in 2-0 Win Over Porto

We didn’t have to wait too long for Chelsea to get back on track after Saturday’s shocking 5-2 home defeat, as the Blues swept aside a tough Porto side on Wednesday night, winning the first leg of our Champions League quarterfinal (technically the away leg of this all-neutral-venue affair), 2-0. Yet another clean sheet, yet another match won mostly with controlled possession, a few periods of “suffering”, and a couple crucial moments of quality in front of goal. That may not be everyone’s cup of tea — Boring, Boring Chelsea is an acquired taste — but it’s the winning formula that’s worked so well for Tuchel thus far. The head coach was accordingly pleased with the performance, especially in light of the weekend that was. “It was absolutely necessary to show these little details a...
Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad
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Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has told his players they must take Gary Neville’s harsh criticism “on the chin” ahead of their Europa League quarter-final clash against Sparta Prague on Thursday. The Gunners were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool on Saturday night, with their lethargic performance even more damaging than the result. Neville, speaking on Monday Night Football, particularly laid into skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette, branding them a “little mafia”. While Arteta would not be drawn on whether a disconnect had emerged between himself and his players, he feels any criticism of the side was justified. When asked to respond to Neville’s “little mafia” comments at a press conference on Wednesday, Arteta replied: “No, no respons...
“Harry Potter” and “Chernobyl” star, Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour at 54
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“Harry Potter” and “Chernobyl” star, Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour at 54

English stage and screen actor, Paul Ritter, has died at the age of 54. In a statement, his agent told The Guardian that he died of a brain tumour at home, surrounded by his wife and two sons. “It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night,” his agent said. “He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 and had been suffering from a brain tumour. “Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing an enormous variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill. He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very funny. We will miss him greatly.” A familiar face to British television viewers and theatregoers, Ritter played Martin Goodman, the eccentric father of a London Jewish family, in the Ch...
Chelsea loanee Victor Moses named in Russian Premier League Team of the Week
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Chelsea loanee Victor Moses named in Russian Premier League Team of the Week

Chelsea-owned right wing-back Victor Moses has been included in the latest Russian Premier League Team of the Week following his great performance over the weekend. The former Nigeria international got on the scoresheet as Spartak Moscow defeated FK Rostov 3-2 and has now been included in the team of the week by top football statistics website Whoscored. Twenty three minutes into the contest vs Rostov, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner carried the ball from halfway to just outside the box and unleashed a powerful shot that went in via a deflection. Against Rostov, no player made more key passes (3), completed more dribbles (2) and had more shots on target (3) than Moses. The Spartak Moscow number 8 finished with a passing accuracy of 63.3 percent and made one tackle ove...
Rio Ferdinand Changes Top Four Prediction after Arsenal vs Liverpool Game
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Rio Ferdinand Changes Top Four Prediction after Arsenal vs Liverpool Game

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has said he feels Liverpool are back on track to claim a top four spot, following their 3-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. Diogo Jota climbed off the bench to score twice, while Mohammed Salah also got on the scoresheet, as the defending champions clinched an important victory. The result leaves Liverpool just two points off fourth spot. With Chelsea’s shock 5-2 defeat to West Brom and Tottenham drawing 2-2 at Newcastle, Ferdinand believes the final Champions League spot is Liverpool’s for the taking. “I think Liverpool are going to get in there now. The result they got at the weekend, the performance and the confidence that will give that team. “Liverpool with how they’ve been in the last two seasons they have t...
Quindon Tarver of ‘Romeo + Juliet’ Fame Dies in Car Crash
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Quindon Tarver of ‘Romeo + Juliet’ Fame Dies in Car Crash

Singer Quindon Tarver, best known for his emotional performance in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, has died in a car crash aged 38. Tarver’s uncle Willie confirmed the tragic news that the former child star had crashed his car in Texas. "He had an accident — all we know is he had a wreck, crashed into a wall somewhere on George Bush (Turnpike)," he said. Tarver began singing in church choirs. He went on to appear as a choir boy and cover Prince’s When Doves Cry and Rozalla’s Everybody’s Free in the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet. The songs were featured on the film’s soundtrack, which sold more than two million copies. On the back of this success, his version of When Doves Cry featured on a second soundtrack album for the film. It reached number three on the ARIA charts ...
Singer Criticized by Seyi Shay During Audition Speaks
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Singer Criticized by Seyi Shay During Audition Speaks

The singer who was criticized by Seyi Shay during his audition has spoken out after the video went viral. Ayo Torrus auditioned for Nigerian Idol but he didn't get a positive feedback from the judges after his performance. Seyi Shay, who is one of the judges said to him after his performance: "Somebody lied to you and told you to come and audition, and that person, you should go back and tell them they’re not your friends because that was not good audition. "Oh, you have a good talking voice, and it comes out in your singing voice, but your performance, terrible. You’re never going to make money being a singer." When the video went viral, Seyi Shay trended on Twitter. The young man has now reacted. He retweeted the video of Seyi giving him feedback after his audition ...
Seyi Shay responds as Nigerians on social media drag her after she criticised a contestant on Nigerian Idol
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Seyi Shay responds as Nigerians on social media drag her after she criticised a contestant on Nigerian Idol

Singer, Seyi Shay, is currently being criticised on social media for her comment about a 17-year-old male contestant on singing competition, Nigerian Idol. The young chap appeared before the judges of the show including Seyi Shay. She was unimpressed by his performance and told him he will do well as a songwriter, not a singer because he's a 'terrible' performer. ''Somebody lied to you. Somebody told you to come here and audition. You should go back and tell them that they aren't your friend because that was not a good audition. You have a sweet talking voice and it comes out in your singing voice but your performance is terrible. You are never going to make money being a singer. I love you, you are so sweet but you are not a singer. You are not a singer. For songwriting, hit me...
Sergio Ramos Was Shocked When I Told him I Was 15-year-old – Romero
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Sergio Ramos Was Shocked When I Told him I Was 15-year-old – Romero

  Mallorca midfielder, Luka Romero, has provided the details into his conversation with Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos following his(Luke) eye-catching performance in his first season in LaLiga. Romero, dubbed ‘The Mexican Messi’ became the youngest player in La Liga history at the age of 15 years and 219 days when he came off the bench for Mallorca against Real Madrid in June 2020. And the youngster recalled that the legendary defender was shocked when he defender found out how young he was. “As a child, you always dream of playing against Real Madrid and Barcelona, ​​so seeing and being close to their players was amazing,” Romero told Goal. “(I spoke) with Sergio Ramos. He asked me how old I was, and I said 15. He was surprised.” The youngster has decided t...
Alan Shearer Names Manchester United Player to Blame for 3-1 defeat to Leicester
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Alan Shearer Names Manchester United Player to Blame for 3-1 defeat to Leicester

  Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has blamed Anthony Martial for Manchester United’s FA Cup exit to Leicester City on Sunday. The former England striker said he found watching the French World Cup winner ‘frustrating’, adding that the forward lacks the ‘hunger’ to be a No. 9. Goals from Kelechi Iheanacho (2) and Youri Tielemans helped Leicester beat United 3-1, sent them out of the FA Cup and ended their hopes of domestic silverware this season. A consolation goal from Greenwood could not stop Leicester from booking their place in the semi-finals where they will now face Southampton. Shearer felt Martial was not offering enough in the striker role, insisting that, “He was very isolated but then sometimes you need help off your team-mates but you can also help...
Chukwueze bags assist as Villarreal beat Dynamo Kyiv to reach Europa League quarter-finals
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Chukwueze bags assist as Villarreal beat Dynamo Kyiv to reach Europa League quarter-finals

The Nigeria international played a vital role as the Yellow Submarine progressed in the European competition Samuel Chukwueze provided an assist as Villarreal defeated Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 in the second leg Round of 16 of the Europa League game on Thursday night. The fleet-footed winger was handed his sixth appearance in the European competition and delivered an impressive performance to help his side advance into the quarter-finals of the tournament on 4-0 aggregate. Chukwueze started the encounter along with Étienne Capoue, Dani Parejo and Manuel Trigueros in the midfield.
Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante looks five years younger – Joe Cole
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Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante looks five years younger – Joe Cole

Former Chelsea star, Joe Cole, has insisted that the club’s midfielder, N’Golo Kante, looks 5 years younger after his man of the match performance against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night. Kante was naturally influential at the base of Chelsea’s midfield, snuffing out attacks and making 13 ball recoveries overall against Atletico Madrid. The 29-year-old also made a significant contribution to the attacking side of the game and drew admiration from his manager, Thomas Tuchel, following a lung-busting run which helped create space for Palmieri’s goal deep in injury time. Chelsea defeated Diego Simeone’s side 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, thanks to two goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri to qualify for the quarter-final on a...
Tuchel Names Chelsea Player that is More than One Man after 2-0 Win Over Atletico
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Tuchel Names Chelsea Player that is More than One Man after 2-0 Win Over Atletico

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has insisted that his side played against Atletico Madrid with ‘half a man more’ due to N’Golo Kante’s presence on the pitch. It was goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri that secured a 3-0 aggregate win for the Blues over the La Liga leaders at Stamford Bridge. However, Kante turned in a sublime display against the Spanish side, back to his best, with Chelsea keeping another clean sheet. Tuchel said that Kante’s availability was a ‘big gift’ to him in his post-match press conference. “I never know the age of my players just from performance,’ Tuchel said. “If you play with N’Golo you have half a man more because he has a volume that is simply outstanding. “It is a big gift for me, a guy so, so humble and a big helper on...
Cardi B and Candace Owens fight dirty and threaten to sue each other over Cardi’s “WAP” performance at the Grammys
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Cardi B and Candace Owens fight dirty and threaten to sue each other over Cardi’s “WAP” performance at the Grammys

Cardi B and Candace Owens have been going at each other for days after the latter tried to shame the rapper for her sexually charged performance of "WAP" at the Grammys. Following Cardi B's performance with Meghan Thee Stallion, Candace appeared on Fox news to slam Cardi's sexual moves, while adding that she's not a great role model for kids. Cardi hit back and things went downhill from there, with both women calling each other out, accusing each other's husbands of infidelity, and threatening to sue. Cardi first hit out on Twitter by retweeting the video of Candace criticising her on Fox News for her Grammys performance. Cardi's caption on the video read: "Yaaaayyyyyyy WE MADE FOX NEWS GUYS !!! Wap wap wap." The rapper added: "Matter fact I’m just going to thank Can...
Guardiola Names most Intelligent, Wisest Player he has Seen
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Guardiola Names most Intelligent, Wisest Player he has Seen

  Pep Guardiola has singled out one player among his star-studded side for praise after their 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday. The Spaniard hailed Ilkay Gundogan as one of the ‘most intelligent’ players he’s ever worked with in his career. Manchester City secured a 4-0 victory on aggregate against the German side to cruise into the last-eight with Kevin De Bruyne and Gundogan on the score sheet. City now join Real Madrid, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Porto in the quarter-finals line-up. It was Gundogan’s 15th goal for Manchester City this season in all competitions and Guardiola was left ‘delighted’ with the Germany international’s latest contribution. “He’s always had a sense of goa...
Beyonce and Jay-Z Share a kiss after Historic Grammys 2021 Wins
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Beyonce and Jay-Z Share a kiss after Historic Grammys 2021 Wins

Power couple, Beyonce and Jay-Z  put on rare displays of affection after their historic wins at the Grammy Awards over the weekend. The mother of three took home four Grammys on Sunday to become the most-awarded female singer in the Recording Academy’s history with 28 awards. Among the accolades were best R&B performance for 'Black Parade' and best music video for 'Brown Skin Girl.' Her husband, Jay Z also won two Grammys this year. The 51-year-old rapper is listed as a songwriter on Beyonce’s Black Parade and Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage remix, both of which won awards bringing his total Grammys to 23. He’s still the most awarded rapper in Grammys history. The couple were later pictured backstage after the awards show celebrating their wins. In one photo shared on ...
Singer, Dua Lipa Strips Down to her Lingerie During Racy Performance at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards
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Singer, Dua Lipa Strips Down to her Lingerie During Racy Performance at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards

English singer and songwriter, Dua Lipa commanded attention with three sexy outfits after taking to the stage at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, March 14. The 25-year-old singer stripped down to pink lingerie for a racy performance during the star-studded ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Dua, who was nominated for a total of six awards and won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album, performed her biggest hits Levitating and Don't Start Now. For her first performance, she rocked a stunning oversized pink gown. The songstress transitioned into her second outfit, wearing a plunging purple sequinned blazer for her second performance with rapper DaBaby. Dua later stripped off the matching blazer to reveal her sequinned lingerie as she...
Rio Ferdinand Lists two Players that will Help Liverpool win Champions League this Season
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Rio Ferdinand Lists two Players that will Help Liverpool win Champions League this Season

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has said that Liverpool cannot win the Champions League this season unless Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez return to the team. Both defenders have been kept out of football actions by long term injuries with Liverpool badly affected by their absence. The Reds qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition on Wednesday as they completed a routine victory over RB Leipzig on Wednesday night. Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated the Germans 2-0 in the first leg in Germany and repeated the scoreline at Anfield, strolling to a 4-0 aggregate victory. Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen had suggested that the Reds could win the Champions League this season following their impressive performance during the game ...
Buhari’s Performance Will Earn APC 2023 Presidency — Akpabio
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Buhari’s Performance Will Earn APC 2023 Presidency — Akpabio

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said the excellent performance of President Muhammadu Buhari in all areas of governance will make it extremely difficult for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential elections. Addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt on Tuesday in preparation for the commissioning of the new Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC administrative headquarters, he said PDP is intimidated by the performance of the president. He called on PDP governors to conduct local government elections, saying that many of them were using caretaker committees to run the affairs of the LGAs. He said President Buhari will on Thursday commission the new NDDC building complex virt...
Del Piero Blames Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus’s Exit
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Del Piero Blames Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus’s Exit

  Juventus legend, Alessandro Del Piero, has slammed forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, over his performance against FC Porto in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie on Tuesday night. Juventus were trailing 2-1 from the first-leg in Portugal and went 1-0 down early on in Turin. But Federico Chiesa replied with a brace, and Mehdi Taremi was sent off for Porto to put Andrea Pirlo’s side firmly in the driving seat. However, the Serie A champions were stunned late in extra time when Sergio Oliveira’s free-kick beat Wojciech Szczesny to end Juventus’s dreams of Champions League glory for another year. Reacting, Del Piero said Ronaldo must take some blame for Juventus’s exit, adding that the Portugal international wasted the header that should have given the host adva...
Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea
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Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea

  Chelsea star, Kai Havertz, has promised to improve and give his best for the club in the next few weeks. Havertz has also revealed that a false nine position will be good for him in the Blues’ squad, adding that he likes to have freedom on the pitch. The 21-year-old said this after his impressive display in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Everton in the Premier League on Monday night. “Now we are four points in front of them [Everton], and we have to secure that. That’s the plan, our goal is the Champions League,” the Germany international said as quoted by Chelsea’s official website. “You have to be strong in the next few matches as well, and that’s my goal. I will try to improve, I will try to give my best in the next few weeks, and then I hope it will continue li...
Chelsea vs Everton: ‘Many Doubt me but I Will Prove Them Wrong’ – Kai Havert
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Chelsea vs Everton: ‘Many Doubt me but I Will Prove Them Wrong’ – Kai Havert

  Chelsea forward, Kai Havertz has revealed that many people doubt his ability to perform at a top-level at Stamford Bridge but vowed to keep working hard to prove them wrong. Havertz was among the three German youngsters brought in by the former manager, Frank Lampard last summer. The German had admitted a difficult beginning to his Blues career, interrupted by injury and Coronavirus. And despite his involvement in Chelsea’s opener, which has initially been recorded as an own goal, Havertz brushed aside claims that he is back to his best. Godfrey’s own goal and a spot-kick converted by Jorginho in the second half ensured that Thomas Tuche’s men extended their unbeaten to 11 games in all competitions. “Many people doubt me, this performance will give me a lot of ...
Chelsea vs Everton: Tuchel Reacts to EPL Win,Speaks on Havertz’s Performance
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Chelsea vs Everton: Tuchel Reacts to EPL Win,Speaks on Havertz’s Performance

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 2-0 win over Everton on Monday night. Tuchel also said that he was ‘very pleased’ with Kai Havertz’s performance against Everton. An own goal from Ben Godfrey and a second-half penalty from Jorginho gave Chelsea all three points against Everton at Stamford Bridge. “We deserved to win. It was a very difficult first half, but we controlled it completely,” Tuchel told BT Sport. “Second half we increased our level and had a lot of dangerous attacks. Very pleased with Kai [Havertz]. It was the trust we gave him and used the trust we gave him. “He is a player who has all the ability to be a dominant figure in the offense, and he stepped up. “You see the quality of the players and the club. It is a...
Manchester City’s run of 21 Successive Victories is Over as Manchester United Beat them 2-0 at the Etihad
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Manchester City’s run of 21 Successive Victories is Over as Manchester United Beat them 2-0 at the Etihad

Manchester City's 21 game unbeaten streak was struck out by their eternal rivals, Manchester United. On Sunday night, March 7, Bruno Fernandes and a man of the match performance from Luke Shaw was enough to see off premier league table leaders Manchester City . United claimed a famous and surprising win and continued their run away from home to an impressive 22 league games unbeaten. More importantly they returned to second in the table, bolstering their hopes of claiming Champions League qualification and also set a standard they have to maintain if they are going to challenge next season. United may not be closing the gap on City just yet – even if it is now down to 11 points - but taking four points this season from the leading team should be some encouragement with sev...
‘A Reliable and Dedicated Deputy’- President Buhari celebrates VP Yemi Osinbajo as he turns 64
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‘A Reliable and Dedicated Deputy’- President Buhari celebrates VP Yemi Osinbajo as he turns 64

President Buhari has celebrated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday, describing him as a reliable deputy. Osinbajo turns 64 today March 8. President Buhari in a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu this night March 7, said he is proud to have selected Osinbajo as his running mate in 2015. For President Buhari, Osinbajo is “a reliable and dedicated deputy who is not only admirably competent but also exudes confidence and passion in the performance of his job.” “I’m proud to have selected Osinbajo as my running mate and he has given a good account of himself since our journey began in 2015. The Vice President is a cool-headed gentleman who puts the interest of Nigeria above other narrow considerations''the statement read President Buhari also noted that...
Man City vs Man United: De Gea Set to Join PSG
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Man City vs Man United: De Gea Set to Join PSG

Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, is set to leave the club for Paris Saint-Germain as replacement Keylor Navas. The Sun (UK) reports that the Spaniard is now a top transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain De Gea, who spent 10 years at Old Trafford is wanted by Mauricio Pochettino to replace Navas. De Gea has seen his position come under pressure from Dean Henderson, but the veteran has thus far kept his starting job. Following the outstanding performance from Henderson, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, had at the weekend confirmed De Gea will be given an extended break, following the birth of his first child. De Gea flew back to Spain to be with his girlfriend for the birth of Yanay. This means that the young England goalkeeper will be in goal...
Serie A: Gernot Rohr Spills Discussion with Osimhen on Gennaro Gattuso
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Serie A: Gernot Rohr Spills Discussion with Osimhen on Gennaro Gattuso

  Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed his discussions with Nigerian frontman, Victor Osimhen about his manager at Napoli, Gennaro Gattuso. Osimhen joined Napoli in a record-breaking deal last season after a top performance at Lille, that saw him score over 20 goals. Napoli is having a poor run of form and is currently sitting outside the top four mounting pressure on Gattuso. And the Nigerian striker has struggled in his first season at Napel due to fitness issues Appearing on Radio Kiss Kiss, Rohr, who is preparing his team for the Nations Cup qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho, said, “Gattuso is a good coach and Victor told me he trusts him a lot and what he’s teaching him. I think he can get results already this season. “Unlucky se...
Fabregas Gives N’Golo Kante Nickname
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Fabregas Gives N’Golo Kante Nickname

  Cesc Fabregas has come with a new name for former Chelsea teammate, N’Golo Kante after the Blues 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Thursday. The former Arsenal player shared his nickname for Kante on Twitter after the fixture. Kante put up a top-class performance at Anfield which forced Fabregas to rename him N’golinho.’ Mason Mount scored the only goal of the night with Kante providing the killer pass that set up the Englishman for the goal. It was the kind of pass that Fabregas himself would’ve been proud of, having enjoyed so many assists during his time at Stamford Bridge. The Spaniard sits second in the all-time Premier League assists charts with 111. 57th of those arrived in a Chelsea jersey, where he spent three seasons sharing a dressing room with Kante....
Tuchel Speaks on N’Golo Kante’s Performance in Chelsea’s 1-0 win Over Liverpool
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Tuchel Speaks on N’Golo Kante’s Performance in Chelsea’s 1-0 win Over Liverpool

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has described midfielder, N’Golo Kante’s performance against Liverpool as ‘incredible’. Tuchel explained that Kante is a gift for Chelsea, adding that the France World Cup winner never stops during games. Chelsea defeated Liverpool at Anfield, thanks to Mason Mount’s superb first-half strike. “He [Kante] is a gift. It’s incredible,” Tuchel told RMC Sport after the game. “I have never seen anything like this. At training, in games, he never stops. “We look at the data on his intensity, and he is incredible. He really is a gift.”
Mourinho Blasts Zidane Over Gareth Bale’s Form
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Mourinho Blasts Zidane Over Gareth Bale’s Form

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has blamed Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, for Gareth Bale’s poor start to the campaign and accused the Frenchman of not being patient with the winger. Bale, 31, returned to Spurs last summer amid fanfare but his loan spell back at the club has not gone according to plan. In the first half of the season, Mourinho became frustrated with not being able to fully utilise the winger, while injuries also delayed a return to form. However, Bale is showing glimpses of his former self and put in a man of the match performance in the 4-0 win over Burnley, where he scored a brace and set up Harry Kane on Sunday. Bale now has four goals and four assists in as many games. When asked why it had taken the Welshman so long to get...
Chelsea vs Man United: Michael Owen Disagrees With Solskjaer’s Comments
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Chelsea vs Man United: Michael Owen Disagrees With Solskjaer’s Comments

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen , has disagreed with manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comments following the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with Chelsea last weekend. Man United and Chelsea played a 0-0 draw on Sunday night at Stamford Bridge, with both clubs having only a few chances during the match. After the game, Solskjaer had claimed that Man United delivered an almost “perfect away performance” against Thomas Tuchel’s side. Reacting to Solskjaer’s comments, Owen told Sky Sports ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, “Defensively, energy, application, attitude, pressing. Spot on. “With the ball, we weren’t good enough. Not enough quality. We did not create the chances we hoped for. “If we scored on th...
Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Leicester City 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal
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Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Leicester City 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal

  Brendan Rodgers has reacted to Leicester City’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. Leicester took the lead early at the King Power Stadium after Youri Tielemans fired the home side ahead with a clinical finish after some poor defending from Arsenal. But goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty and Nicolas Pepe ensured that Mikel Arteta’s went home with all 3 points. Speaking on his team’s performance, Rodgers told a post-match press conference, “I credit the players. We’ve got a number of injuries, we’ve had injuries in the game. “But the spirit and the mentality… they keep going, they keep fighting and that’s what we’ll do right until the very end of the season.” Asked what he would have changed about the game, Rodgers replied: ...
Mourinho Spills Discussion with Eric Dier, Identifies Carlos Vinicius Problem
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Mourinho Spills Discussion with Eric Dier, Identifies Carlos Vinicius Problem

  Jose Mourinho has revealed what Tottenham defender, Eric Dier, once told him about players’ performances during the club’s poor run of form. Speaking about his midfielder, Dele Alli during a press conference on Friday, Mourinho said, “One of my players, Eric Dier told me something like ‘individual performances are not very good when the collective performance is not good’. He’s right, that goes in both directions.” Mourinho further explained that “when the team plays well it’s easier for players to perform well and when players perform well the team plays well collectively. “So I agree with Eric and in relation to Dele, when you have players performing as he did, it’s easier for the team to play well and when the team plays well it’s easier for players to perform wel...
EPL Referees Fined up to £50,000 for Their Mistakes
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EPL Referees Fined up to £50,000 for Their Mistakes

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

Nigerian singer, Davido has revealed his billionaire father, Adedeji Adeleke, worked as a manager at Burger King, a fast-food restaurant in the US before he became wealthy. The singer disclosed this while speaking about his biggest inspiration during a performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk, a video series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music in Washington. “The inspiration for me has been my father, a Nigerian-American like me. He studied in the States. I studied there myself. I went to HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), a predominantly black college,” he said. “My dad went to one as well. He used to work at Burger King. He was a manager at Burger King.”
Andy Ruiz Jr Tips Tyson Fury to Beat Anthony Joshua as Blockbuster Unification Draws Near
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Andy Ruiz Jr Tips Tyson Fury to Beat Anthony Joshua as Blockbuster Unification Draws Near

Former heavyweight boxing champion Andy Ruiz Jr. has stated that Anthony Joshua will lose his eagerly-anticipated heavyweight title unification fight with Tyson Fury. Fury vs Joshua has been tagged the biggest fight in the history of British boxing, and is now set to take place in the summer, with all belts at stake. WBC king Fury, known for his skills and masterful body defence has been tipped by many to get the better of the powerful AJ, who once lost to Ruiz Jr in 2019. Ruiz has now opined that Joshua will lose to Fury. Ruiz told Little Giant Boxing: “I think that it’s gonna be an interesting fight. “I fought Anthony Joshua, I haven’t fought Tyson Fury. Tyson Fury has a real style, he’s tall, he fights tall. “I kinda see Tyson Fury winning that fight. I ...
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...
Why Chelsea Will not Finish in Top Four Under Tuchel – Wenger
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Why Chelsea Will not Finish in Top Four Under Tuchel – Wenger

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said Chelsea will fall “a fraction short of top four” this season, despite Thomas Tuchel going unbeaten in his first six matches in charge. The Blues have won four and drawn two since Tuchel arrived Stamford Bridge to replace Frank Lampard. They currently sit fifth in the table, two points off the top four. Speaking after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Southampton, Wenger described their performance “worrying”, telling beIN Sports: “I would say it’s a fair result with one team happier than the other one. “Southampton certainly the happier after stopping their losing slump. “What’s a bit worrying for Chelsea is they were not at their best, which happens in this league, but you don’t feel a huge potential there, not on the tact...

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