Thursday, October 28

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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Salah is the most selfish player I have ever seen – Souness
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Salah is the most selfish player I have ever seen – Souness

Sky Sports pundit, Graeme Souness, has said Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is “the most selfish player I’ve ever seen”. Salah has become one of the most prolific attackers in European football since he joined Liverpool in 2017. The Egyptian has scored 137 goals in 214 appearances for the Reds. 12 of those efforts have come in the current campaign, leading to Jurgen Klopp hailing Salah as the “best player in the world”. Souness has, however, offered his own take on his performance. “I agree with Jurgen Klopp that Mohamed Salah has been the best player in the world this season. “He is perhaps as greedy a player as I have seen. All the top names have an element of that but he is extremely selfish. “Personal targets are important to him and he shoots from every possible angle...
Alexander-Arnold reveals Liverpool’s plan to beat Man United at Old Trafford
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Alexander-Arnold reveals Liverpool’s plan to beat Man United at Old Trafford

Liverpool defender, Trent Alexander-Arnold, has revealed his side’s plan to beat Manchester United. Liverpool will on Sunday face Manchester United at Old Trafford in a Premier League clash. But Alexander-Arnold is now saying that Jurgen Klopp’s side will aim to exploit Man United’s weakness. According to him, Liverpool will analyse Man United’s weak area, what they can do to get past Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. “I think, first and foremost, it’s having a good defensive structure,” Alexander-Arnold told Liverpool’s official website. “They have outstanding attacking talent that we need to kind of keep quiet. They have got big names, they are a strong, attacking side on the back of a good comeback in midweek, so they will have a bit of confidence. “But I think our defens...
He’ll get England call-up – Carragher hails Arsenal star, Rowe over Aston Villa win
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He’ll get England call-up – Carragher hails Arsenal star, Rowe over Aston Villa win

Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Carragher, has singled out Arsenal midfielder, Emile Smith Rowe, for praise following the Gunners’ Premier League 3-1 victory over Aston Villa on Friday night. Carragher said Smith Rowe would get England call-up sooner than later following his match-winning performance in Arsenal’s win over Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium. Smith Rowe scored Arsenal’s third goal against Aston Villa after Thomas Partey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had scored for Mike Arteta’s side. “He will get England caps, absolutely no doubt. It’s a nice problem for Gareth Southgate to have with the abundance of young attacking players,” Carragher said after Arsenal defeated Aston Villa. “There’s no doubt he’ll get England caps but he’ll have to bide his time, I love this lad, I alw...
Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea
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Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that Callum Hudson-Odoi’s best position is the Blues’ left wing. Tuchel also said that Hudson-Odoi, 20, needs to help as a right wing-back occasionally. The German said this following Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. Chelsea defeated Malmo, thanks to a brace from Jorginho and a strike each from Andreas Christensen and Kai Havertz. Hudson-Odoi delivered an impressive performance on the left flank of Chelsea’s attack as Tuchel acknowledged his display against the visitors. “This is his best position, I know,” Tuchel told beIN Sports. “Sometimes he needs to help as a right wing-back, so he needs to take it for the team. “But we know the half left position upfront is his best position.” Ch...
Man Utd vs Atalanta: Try this with Liverpool on Sunday, you’ll see what happens – Scholes slams players
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Man Utd vs Atalanta: Try this with Liverpool on Sunday, you’ll see what happens – Scholes slams players

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes has warned the club ahead of their Premier League clash against Liverpool on Sunday. Scholes was particularly disappointed by the performance of Manchester United players in the first half of their 3-2 win over Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday. It was Cristiano Ronaldo’s late strike that won the game for the home side after Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire had levelled for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. Atalanta went into the break with two goals advantage having taken the lead through Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral. Asked if the win was worth celebrating, Scholes told BT Sport, “Celebrating? Well, you celebrate every win but just that the first half worried me. “I look at that game thinking about Liverpool on Sunday…if y...
Mendy reveals Secret behind Success at Chelsea after 1-0 win over Brentford
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Mendy reveals Secret behind Success at Chelsea after 1-0 win over Brentford

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has revealed what led to his Man-of-the-Match performance against Brentford in Saturday’s away Premier League 1-0 win. Mendy was the star player during the encounter at the weekend as the Senegalese international made a string of superb saves to deny Brentford in the 1-0 victory. Recall that Chelsea defeated Brentford, thanks to Ben Chilwell’s 45th-minute goal. Mendy, who arrived at the West London club from Rennes under Frank Lampard’s regime, said his success at Chelsea so far is down to hard work. “I am happy with how I performed,” Mendy told Chelsea’s official website. “It is down to hard work. I prepared during the week with my teammates and coaches to help the team, and I was able to do that. “We knew we were coming up against a ...
Man City labour past spirited Burnley
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Man City labour past spirited Burnley

Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne scored in each half as Manchester City laboured to a 2-0 victory over a spirited Burnley at the Etihad Stadium. Premier League champions City had beaten Burnley 5-0 in each of their last four home matches against the Clarets but made hard work of this latest encounter. Silva converted a close-range rebound to give City the lead on 12 minutes, but the floodgates did not open as they have done previously, and they needed De Bruyne's third goal of the season 20 minutes from time to seal the three points which lifts them up to second in the table. Things may have been different for Burnley had Maxwel Cornet and Josh Brownhill converted chances to equalise before De Bruyne's strike, but despite failing to claim a first victory of the season, Sean Dy...
Liverpool thrash Watford on Ranieri bow
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Liverpool thrash Watford on Ranieri bow

Liverpool made Claudio Ranieri’s Premier League return one to forget as they battered Watford 5-0 with Roberto Firmino grabbing a hat-trick. There was to be no new manager bounce factor for Watford with Sadio Mane scoring after just eight minutes, setting the tone for a completely dominant Liverpool performance and netting his 100th Premier League goal in the process. Firmino grabbed the first of his three on 37 minutes from a James Milner cross before Mohamed Salah got the goal his play deserved courtesy of another outstanding individual goal. Firmino tapped home his second on 52 minutes before wrapping up his hat-trick in injury time. The rampant Reds stretched their unbeaten run to 18 games in all competitions and sit top of the Premier League for the time being.
What does Ranieri’s arrival mean for Watford’s Nigerian contingent?
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What does Ranieri’s arrival mean for Watford’s Nigerian contingent?

The Hornets jettisoned Xisco Munoz after seven games, and it remains to be seen how the West African stars fare under the experienced Italian Watford’s official statement following Xisco Munoz’s dismissal on October 4 was particularly telling, if not damning. The club pointed to their dreary performances and the absence of tactical cohesion at a crucial time for their decision to jettison the Spaniard who, in his 10 months in charge, guided the Hornets to instant Premier League promotion. While there’s an inclination to criticise the hierarchy’s modus operandi and fondness for managerial changes, Goal highlighted the newly promoted side’s undercooked approach only two gameweeks into their return to the big time.  
Actress Katey Sagal hospitalized after being hit by a car
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Actress Katey Sagal hospitalized after being hit by a car

67-year-old actress Katey Sagal has been hospitalized after being hit by a car. The  actress was hit by the vehicle while crossing a Los Angeles street as a pedestrian on Thursday October 14. TMZ reported that the driver of the car stopped to help Sagal, before she was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The publication reported that her injuries are not serious, and she's expected to be released sometime Friday October 15. It's currently unclear if the driver was cited for the accident. Sagal has been married to Kurt Sutter since 2004, and they share a 14-year-old daughter, Esme. She's also mom to Jackson, 25, and Sarah, 27, from a previous relationship. Sagal won a Globe in 2011 for her performance as Gemma Teller on "Sons of Anarchy." She...
Ligue 1: Ramos not ready for debut – PSG
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Ligue 1: Ramos not ready for debut – PSG

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have confirmed that centre-back Sergio Ramos will not be making his much-awaited debut when they tackle Angers. PSG disclosed this in a statement via their website on Thursday. According to the statement, Ramos will continue on his road to full recovery by training individually for the next 10 days. Mauricio Pochettino’s side will host Angers in a French Ligue 1 tie at Parc des Princes on Friday night. PSG’s statement read, “Sergio Ramos will continue his individual sessions with the medical and performance staff for another 10 days with a view to returning to full training.” PSG head to the game following a 2-0 defeat to Rennes in their last Ligue 1 tie on October 3. They currently sit on top of the Ligue 1 table with 24 points from 9 games....
I am not impressed by Arsenal under Arteta – Thierry Henry
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I am not impressed by Arsenal under Arteta – Thierry Henry

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has expressed doubt that the club is heading in the right direction under Mikel Arteta. Henry was in the stands at the Emirates, as the Gunners beat Tottenham in the North London Derby. But the 44-year-old then watched Arteta’s men struggle to claim a point against Brighton a week later. That draw saw Arsenal drop back below Spurs on the Premier League table, into the bottom half. “I don’t know if things are going in the right direction. I watched the Brighton game. Did you watch it? “I’ve seen us beating Norwich before, winning at Burnley, beating Tottenham at home – because we always beat Tottenham at home. “I was more than happy when we beat Tottenham as we were on a good run but I was waiting to see a performance, away from home, again...
Central African Republic vs Nigeria: Referee accused of helping Super Eagles win
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Central African Republic vs Nigeria: Referee accused of helping Super Eagles win

Coach of the Central African Republic, Raoul Savoy, has blamed their 2-0 defeat to Nigeria in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on poor officiating. Having defeated the Super Eagles 1-0 in Lagos, the Wild Beasts were hoping to complete a stunning double over their highly-rated opponents. However, Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen scored late in the first half, to seal maximum points for the three-time African champions. But Savoy claims Nigeria earned their result because they were helped by Rwandan referee Louis Hakizimana. “My players did well and I’m very proud of their performance. “Nigeria played with 12 men because the referee helped them to win. “The first goal was from an offside position and my goalkeeper was fouled for the second goal. “We did not concede against Ni...
It is very dangerous to reduce governance and issues of government in Nigeria to age and gender – Oshiomhole
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It is very dangerous to reduce governance and issues of government in Nigeria to age and gender – Oshiomhole

Former Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole has said that governance is about heart and not necessarily about age. Speaking at a book presentation, the former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress said it is very dangerous to reduce governance and issues of government in Nigeria to age and gender. Oshimhole stated that he has seen older Nigerians who believe the country can do better and they have idea of how it can be managed. He said; “It is very dangerous to reduce governance and issues of government in Nigeria to age, and even the question of gender. “When we are talking about gender issue, what drives a woman is not the skirt or blouse that she wears, it is our heart. “I want us to move our heart away from what we hear that when the people are young, things will...
‘My body, my f*****g choice!’ – Billie Eilish slams abortion laws during Texas concert
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‘My body, my f*****g choice!’ – Billie Eilish slams abortion laws during Texas concert

Billie Eilish slammed Texas abortion laws during her performance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival over the weekend. The 19-year-old singer criticised the state’s law that bans abortions when foetal cardiac activity is detected long before many women are even aware that they’re pregnant. At one point during the show, Eilish admitted: “When they made that shit a law, I almost didn’t want to do the show because I wanted to punish this fucking place for allowing that to happen here. “But then I remembered that it’s you guys that are the fuckin’ victims, and you deserve everything in the world,” she continued. “And we need to tell them to shut the fuck up.” She then raised her middle finger, encouraging the crowd to do so too, while proclaiming “my body, my fucking choice!...
Danjuma stands out with brace in Villarreal’s win over Real Betis
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Danjuma stands out with brace in Villarreal’s win over Real Betis

The 24-year-old dazzled in front of goal as Unai Emery's side bagged their second win in the Spanish top-flight this campaign Nigerian descent Arnaut Danjuma put in a man-of-the-match performance in with his two goals that powered Villarreal to a 2-0 victory over Real Betis. The 24-year-old scored a goal in each half of Sunday's encounter as the Yellow Submarine return to winning ways after a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in the Uefa Champions League and last weekend's goalless draw with Real Madrid. Danjuma broke the deadlock at the Estadio de la Ceramica on the stroke of half-time, following an assist from Francis Coquelin.
Olise not at his best yet – Crystal Palace’s Vieira
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Olise not at his best yet – Crystal Palace’s Vieira

Despite finding the net against the Foxes, the Eagles’ handler claims the youngster still has a lot to do to improve Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira is delighted with Michael Olise’s performance in the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace on Sunday, but feels he has a lot to do to improve. After replacing Ghana international Jordan Ayew in the 53rd minute of the four-goal thriller, the Nigeria prospect found completed the comeback for the host after the Foxes had raised to a two-goal lead courtesy of Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy. Thanks to his effort, Olise - aged 19 years and 295 days - becomes the first teenager to score for Crystal Palace in the Premier League since Clinton Morrison in May 1998 (18 v Sheffield Wednesday).
Arteta lauds Lokonga: ‘He showed character and good positioning’ in Brighton stalemate
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Arteta lauds Lokonga: ‘He showed character and good positioning’ in Brighton stalemate

The DR Congo prospect deputised for the injured Granit Xhaka as his team secured a point away to the Seagulls Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has lauded Albert Sambi Lokonga for his performance in the 0-0 draw away to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday. The Democratic Republic of Congo prospect partnered Thomas Partey in the Gunners midfield, deputizing for Granit Xhaka who was not available owing to an injury sustained in the 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. The Spanish tactician believes the youngster is developing and despite playing against a good team, he did well.  
Spirited Spurs halt losing streak with win over Villa
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Spirited Spurs halt losing streak with win over Villa

Tottenham ended their three-game Premier League losing streak with a hard-fought, morale-boosting 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg gave Spurs a deserved half-time lead with the breakthrough goal before the half-hour mark, but Aston Villa levelled on 67 minutes through Ollie Watkins' close-range finish. But parity lasted just four minutes as Heung-Min Son, the creator of Hojbjerg's opener, capped a memorable performance by laying on the winning goal as his driven cross was turned into his own net by Matt Targett while under pressure from Lucas Moura. Tottenham's first league victory since August 29 eases the pressure on under-fire manager Nuno Espirito Santo, whose side halted Villa's two-game winning run as they leapfrogged them up to eighth in the table.
Zero shots, Zero goals: Stats expose Aubameyang’s poor display against Brighton
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Zero shots, Zero goals: Stats expose Aubameyang’s poor display against Brighton

The Gabon international put up a second-rate performance as the Gunners were held by the Seagulls on Saturday evening Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang failed to score as Arsenal settled for a 0-0 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion in Saturday’s Premier League outing. Having found the net in the Gunners’ 3-1 thumping of Tottenham Hotspur last time out, the Gabon international was expected to keep the fire burning against the Seagulls. Nevertheless, he put up a below-par performance as Mikel Arteta’s men went to the American Express Community Stadium, saw, but could only pick up one point against Graham Potter’s squad.  
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...
Brentford’s Frank: West Ham United’s Benrahma has Premier League class at a high level
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Brentford’s Frank: West Ham United’s Benrahma has Premier League class at a high level

The Bees’ manager singles out the 26-year-old Algerian winger for praise ahead of their visit to face the Hammers in London Brentford manager Thomas Frank has heaped praise on West Ham United winger Said Benrahma ahead of the two team’s Premier League fixture on Sunday. The promoted side will travel to London Stadium to face the David Moyes-led side seeking to continue with their fine start to the season that has seen them sit ninth on the table. Ahead of the game, Frank was asked to comment about the performance of the 26-year-old Algerian winger, who moved to West Ham from Brentford on an initial season-long loan deal, with an agreement to make the transfer permanent on October 16, 2020.
Glen Johnson names most underrated player at Chelsea
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Glen Johnson names most underrated player at Chelsea

Former Chelsea star, Glen Johnson, has identified Mason Mount as the most ‘underrated’ player at Stamford Bridge. Johnson believes Mount should be ‘starting every week’ for Chelsea despite the intense competition for places in Thomas Tuchel’s squad. According to him, everyone would be raving about the England international if he was French or Italian. Mount broke into the Chelsea first-team under former manager Frank Lampard and has continued to impress since Tuchel’s appointment last January. He played 54 matches for Chelsea last season as they won the Champions League, reached the FA Cup final and finished fourth in the Premier League table. The 22-year-old has started four of Chelsea’s six Premier League games this season, missing last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester C...
Victor Osimhen has potential to win next African Footballer Of The Year Award – Kanu Nwank
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Victor Osimhen has potential to win next African Footballer Of The Year Award – Kanu Nwank

Former Super Eagles of Nigeria and Arsenal striker, Nwankwo Kanu has expressed his optimism that Napoli striker Victor Osimhen could become the next Nigerian to be crowned African Footballer of The Year .. Osimhen is the highest goalscorer in Europe at the moment and his club Napoli lead in the Serie A and Kanu, who was the last Nigerian to win the African Player of The Year award in 1999 after winning it earlier in 1996 says that the performance of Osimhen in the Italian Seria A is a clear indication that he can win the coveted award soon. Speaking after the World Heart Day walk in Abuja on Wednesday, September 29, Nwankwo Kanu said; “Osimhen, if you ask me, is the best player in Italy and if any of the current crop of Nigerian players is going to win the African Player o...
BBBNaija: Why I haven’t spoken to Pere, Angel about their exit – Emmanuel
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BBBNaija: Why I haven’t spoken to Pere, Angel about their exit – Emmanuel

Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemate, Emmanuel has revealed why he has not spoken to Pere and Angel about where they went to after being ‘evicted’ on Sunday. Recall that Pere and Angel were taken to the white room for some hours and asked to play a game to secure a spot at the finale. At the end of the game, Biggie announced that both of them would join the finalists for their performance during the game. However, during his diary session on Tuesday, Emmanuel told Biggie that he didn’t ask them about it because he feels wherever they went to is a secret. ”I haven’t spoken to Pere and Angel on their whereabouts because I feel it’s top secret. ”I’m happy that they’re back but also feel I’m going to have to beat more people to win. ”I didn’t see myself ...
EPL: Sack Solskjaer like Chelsea did with Lampard – Jamie O’Hara tells Man Utd
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EPL: Sack Solskjaer like Chelsea did with Lampard – Jamie O’Hara tells Man Utd

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Jamie O’Hara, has urged Manchester United to sack their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, just as Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard in January and replaced him with Thomas Tuchel. O’Hara gave Man United the advice while reacting to the Red Devils’ Premier League 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa at Old Trafford over the weekend. According to him, Man United need to ‘cut ties’ with Solskjaer as he won’t make them title contenders this season, despite their star names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani. Man United are only a point off the top of the Premier League table so far this season, but O’Hara can’t see them mounting a serious title challenge before the end of the current campaign “Disappointing from ...
Usyk returns heavyweight title belts to Anthony Joshua after victory
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Usyk returns heavyweight title belts to Anthony Joshua after victory

Oleksandr Usyk has handed the heavyweight belts he won on Saturday back to Anthony Joshua. In a video uploaded on Twitter, Usyk was seen telling Joshua “see you soon” inside the dressing room. The Ukrainian outclassed his British rival with his skill and speed throughout the 12 rounds at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Usyk, a former cruiserweight champion, was awarded the victory on all three judges’ scorecards. He returns to Ukraine with the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO titles having ended Joshua’s second reign as heavyweight king. However, the 34-year-old was seen returning all the belts to Joshua after his superb performance. Despite losing out to Usyk on Saturday night, Joshua is able to keep his belts as a former champion, while the Ukrainian will be sent a ...
Real reason Man City defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – Cesar Azpilicueta
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Real reason Man City defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – Cesar Azpilicueta

Chelsea captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, has revealed that Manchester City defeated the Blues 1-0 at Stamford Bridge because Pep Guardiola’s men were at their best level. Azpilicueta explained that Chelsea could not keep the ball and made so many mistakes against Man City during the encounter. A second-half goal from Gabriel Jesus ensured the Premier League champions defeated Thomas Tuchel’s side at Stamford Bridge. “It was not our best performance,” Azpilicueta was quoted by Daily Mail as saying at his post-match press conference. “Especially in the first half, it was hard to get out. We didn’t create chances and lost the ball too easily. After the goal, we had a good reaction, but it was not enough to get something from the game. “They were at their best level. We couldn’t ke...
Chelsea vs Man City: It does not take a miracle to beat Guardiola – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man City: It does not take a miracle to beat Guardiola – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said “it does not take a miracle” to beat Manchester City. Tuchel has defeated Pep Guardiola’s team three consecutive times since he arrived at Stamford Bridge in January. The Blues host City on Saturday three months after beating them in last season’s Champions League final, a victory which followed on from successes in their FA Cup semifinal and a Premier League meeting at Etihad Stadium. Chelsea can move six points clear of the champions with another win. “We have the positive experiences and we know how tough it feels at half-time in the dressing room, how much work we put into it, what kind of input was needed. “We know very well what it takes to have the possibility to win. I have the feeling it does not take a miracl...
Carabao Cup: Tuchel delivers verdict on Werner, Kepa after Chelsea defeated Aston Villa
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Carabao Cup: Tuchel delivers verdict on Werner, Kepa after Chelsea defeated Aston Villa

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has delivered his verdict on Timo Werner and Kepa Arrizabalaga following their performances in his side’s Carabao Cup win over Aston Villa on Wednesday night. Chelsea defeated Aston Villa 4-3 on penalties in the Carabao Cup following a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Werner had scored the only goal for Chelsea during normal time, while Kepa pulled off a number of good saves in the match, including a big one to help Chelsea win the shootout against Aston Villa. “We brought him into a situation where he can score, this is what we want, and then it’s on him to score. That’s why he is here. It’s the best feeling for a striker to score,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s website. “Kepa is very strong at penalties. He has good experiences in shoot-outs so we focused...
Tuchel reveals plan for Werner after Lukaku’s arrival
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Tuchel reveals plan for Werner after Lukaku’s arrival

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he has a “clear impression” of how Timo Werner can play alongside Romelu Lukaku. Werner has struggled since he signed from RB Leipzig last summer and many have criticised his performances. Many have questioned if Lukaku’s arrival from Inter Milan would see the German striker sidelined. Lukaku is a natural No.9, but often prefers the right half-space, while Werner loves the left channel to attack into, suggesting the two could click well together. And after a convincing 3-0 win over London rivals Tottenham, Tuchel is confident he knows how best Werner can thrive alongside the club’s record signing. Tuchel said: “He can play with Romelu. He did very well in the last 25/30 minutes versus Tottenham. “It gave us a clear ...
EPL: Alan Shearer names club to win Premier League title this season
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EPL: Alan Shearer names club to win Premier League title this season

Newcastle United and Premier League legend, Alan Shearer has insisted that Chelsea are bound to win the English Premier League title this season. Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side, who have won four and drew one of their five league games so far, will battle title holders, Manchester City on Sunday. The Blues are currently leading the way at the top of the table and Shearer, a former Newcastle striker, still has the London side as the team to win the league. “City have dropped the most points out of the main contenders so far,” he told the BBC “And Saturday’s home draw with Southampton was a poor result for them when you consider Liverpool’s performance against Crystal Palace, United’s win and particularly what Chelsea did at Spurs. “It will be between those four ...
‘He looked lively’ – Rangers’ Gerrard hails Sakala after Motherwell goal
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‘He looked lively’ – Rangers’ Gerrard hails Sakala after Motherwell goal

The 24-year-old scored his first goal for the Gers in the top-flight but it was not enough to hand them maximum points Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has hailed the performance of Zambia international Fashion Sakala after he scored his first goal in a 1-1 draw against Motherwell on Sunday. The 24-year-old Chipolopolo forward headed in his first competitive goal for the Light Blues after 12 minutes before Kaiyne Woolery stunned Ibrox Stadium in the 66th minute when he fired in an equaliser. The draw saw Motherwell become the first team to take a point away from Rangers at Ibrox since March 2020 but it kept them at the top of the Scottish Premiership table with 13 points from six matches, one more than Hibernian and Hearts, who are second and third, respectively.  
Ruthless Chelsea brush aside Spurs
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Ruthless Chelsea brush aside Spurs

Thiago Silva, N'Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger were on target as Chelsea produced a brilliant second-half performance to beat Tottenham 3-0 in #GameZero at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. On a day of emotional tributes to Jimmy Greaves, the Tottenham, Chelsea and England legend who died on Sunday morning, Thomas Tuchel's side underlined their title credentials in impressive style. Following an even first half in north London, the visitors took charge of the game when Silva headed Marcos Alonso's corner beyond Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris shortly after the break. The hosts were still reeling from that setback when Kante, a half-time substitute for Mason Mount having recovered from an ankle injury, doubled Chelsea's lead with a long-range strike which took a deflection off Eric...
Joe Biden’s approval ratings drops to 44%, the lowest of his presidency
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Joe Biden’s approval ratings drops to 44%, the lowest of his presidency

U.S. President Joe Biden's ratings has dropped to the lowest level of his presidency, according to a new poll. According to the latest national poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, from Sept. 15-16, 44% of U.S. adults approved of Biden’s performance in office, while 50% disapproved and the rest were not sure. Biden’s popularity has been declining since mid-August as the U.S.-backed Afghan government collapsed and as COVID-19-related deaths surged across the country. The weekly poll showed the number of Americans who approved of Biden’s response to the pandemic dropped below 50% for the first time: About 48% approved of the president’s COVID-19 policies, while 46% disapproved. Contrastingly, at the same point in Donald Trump’s presidency, about 38% of Americans approved of his per...
Saul Niguez names Chelsea players that impressed, supported him
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Saul Niguez names Chelsea players that impressed, supported him

Chelsea star, Saul Niguez, has identified Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner as the Blues players that have impressed him during training at Stamford Bridge. Niguez also named Thiago Silva as the Chelsea player that supported him after his disappointing debut performance for Chelsea against Aston Villa last weekend. Recall that the midfielder joined Chelsea in the summer from Atletico Madrid. Asked which Chelsea players have impressed him, Niguez told Fabrizio Romano on Twitch on Thursday, “[Romelu] Lukaku and [Timo] Werner.” He added: “After my poor performance in my first match [Chelsea vs Aston Villa], Thiago Silva, in particular, supported me a lot. “My first game with Chelsea was much worse, believe me, and don’t worry.” Niguez will now hope to feature for Chelsea in th...
X Factor star Freddie Combs dies from kidney failure at 49
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X Factor star Freddie Combs dies from kidney failure at 49

Former US The X-Factor contestant, Freddie Combs has died at the age 49. The singer, who appeared on the US version of Simon Cowell's hit TV talent show, died in a Florida hospital last Friday from kidney failure. He was also suffering from Covid-19 before his death. The news of his death was confirmed by Combs wife, Kay, to TMZ on Thursday, September 16. Kay told the outlet: “I have so much gratitude to be his wife for 25 years and to be his best friend,” before adding that he was surrounded by his family and friends at the time of his death. Freddie appeared on season two of the talent contest in the US and proved popular with judges and viewers following his powerful rendition of Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings”. He dedicated the song to his “ever-loving wife” at ...
Haller: Ajax star equals Van Basten’s Champions League record
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Haller: Ajax star equals Van Basten’s Champions League record

Thanks to his awe-inspiring performance against the Lions, the Cote d’Ivoire ace has matched a feat only achieved by the Dutch football legend Sebastien Haller’s four goals in Ajax’s 5-1 obliteration of Sporting CP has seen him match Marco van Basten’s 29-year-old Champions League record. The Cote d’Ivoire international became just the second player to score four goals on his maiden appearance in the competition’s history. Prior to the Ivorian’s heroics, Netherlands great Van Basten was the only player to achieve that feat – which he first accomplished in November 1992 against IFK Goteborg during his spell at Serie A side AC Milan.
Barcelona give Koeman three matches to save his job
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Barcelona give Koeman three matches to save his job

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, is on the brink of losing his job and has been given three games to turn around the situation, according to the UK Mirror. The Blaugrana were thrashed 3-0 by Bayern Munich in their opening Champions League group game on Tuesday night. The LaLiga side failed to muster a shot on target in all 90 minutes of the match. It was a result and performance that increased the pressure on Koeman. Barca will play three league fixtures within a week – with a trip to Cadiz sandwiched between home games against Granada and Levante respectively. All three opponents are teams that are expected to finish in the lower half of the Spanish top flight this campaign. It is claimed that if Barca slip up in any of those matches, then the board will have a decision...
Messi makes first start as PSG draw Club Brugge
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Messi makes first start as PSG draw Club Brugge

Lionel Messi finally made his first start for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday but the French giants had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge in Belgium to start their Champions League campaign. Ander Herrera gave PSG an early lead at the Jan Breydel Stadium only for Hans Vanaken to equalise for the home side, who were excellent and thoroughly deserved their point. Messi — who had played just 24 minutes as a substitute prior to this game — is still looking for his first goal for his new club although he hit the bar in the first half and tested Brugge goalkeeper Simon Mignolet after the break before picking up a yellow card for a foul on Mats Rits. However, it was not a convincing performance from the Parisians as coach Mauricio Pochettino lined up his star attacking trio of...
Ronaldo’s son joins Man United academy after dad’s return
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Ronaldo’s son joins Man United academy after dad’s return

Cristiano Ronaldo Jr joined up with the Manchester United academy while his father has returned to the club he left 12 years ago. It comes as the Portugal international put on a performance on his second debut for the Red Devils against Newcastle, Mirror UK reports. Ronaldo scored the opener and went on to grab another in a 4-1 win over the Magpies in front of a raucous Old Trafford crowd. They did not stop singing the 36-year-old’s name throughout the contest while Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard also got on the scoresheet in sublime fashion. But he is not the only Ronaldo at the club, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s son also turning up to training. Cristiano Ronaldo Jr has turned up to United training along with Nemanja Matic’s son The youngster was pictured a...
Rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ‘Arrested at London’s Wireless festival’
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Rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ‘Arrested at London’s Wireless festival’

American rapper A Boogie With Da Hoodie was arrested at the Wireless festival in London over the weekend. Organisers cancelled his performance as the rapper, 25, was arrested before he was due to go on stage at the star-studded festival in Crystal Palace Park. On Sunday, the rapper broke his silence to apologise to his fans and explained what has happened. He wrote on Instagram: “Smh sorry to everyone who came out to see me at Wireless, London police locked me up before I went on stage for something I was accused of 2 years ago. “I’m OK and I’ll try my best to make it up to you guys.” A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said in a statement: “On Saturday, 11 September, a 25-year-old man was arrested at the Wireless Festival in Crystal Palace Park. “The arrest was ma...
2021 MTV Video Music Awards: Full list of winners
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2021 MTV Video Music Awards: Full list of winners

The MTV Video Music Awards took place at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, on Sunday night, September 12, with Doja Cat hosting the ceremony. The night's big winner was Lil Nas X, who took home multiple awards, including the coveted Video of the Year trophy as well as honors for Best Direction and Best Visual Effects, all for his single "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)." The artist dedicated his Video of the Year statute to "the gay agenda". Other winners included Olivia Rodrigo, who won Best New Artist and Song of the Year (for "Drivers License"); Justin Bieber, who won both Artist of the Year and Best Pop, for his song "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon; Billie Eilish, who won Video for Good for her ballad "Your Power"; BTS, who won Group of the Year; and Travis Scott, wh...
Kourtney Kardashian and Megan Fox refer to boyfriends Travis Baker and MGK as their ‘future baby daddies’ at MTV VMAs
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Kourtney Kardashian and Megan Fox refer to boyfriends Travis Baker and MGK as their ‘future baby daddies’ at MTV VMAs

Kourtney Kardashian and Megan Fox referred to their boyfriends, Travis Baker and Machine Gun Kelly, as their "future baby daddies" at the MTV Video Movie Awards. Megan, 35, and Kourtney, 42, took the stage at Barclays Center Sunday night for the MTV VMAs to introduce Travis Barker and Machine Gun Kelly before their performance. During the introduction, Kourtney called Barker "hot" and Megan called the men "our future baby daddies". "I'm a huge fan of this next performer. I've watched him grow, and not just as an artist, but also as a person," Megan Fox told the crowd of Kelly, 31. "I'm a fan too, and I think his drummer is super hot," Kardashian quipped of Barker. Fox then sent tongues wagging as she introduced the musicians in a very special way: "New York, I need you to ...
Reejay Remembers dad with “Diego Lopez”
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Reejay Remembers dad with “Diego Lopez”

“As Tipped by PR enthusiast @slashazhandle, Fast rising Afro-pop act Olanrewaju Oluwajuwon aka Reejay after successfully dropping two EPs teams up with fantastic producer baby boy to brith yet another catchy song “Diego Lopez” which he says is in memorial of his late dad. The artist who through last year had fantastic content and moments was spotted and tipped to be an artist set to blow. The feel-good mid-tempo body moving song premiered on Soundcity Fm and it would surely grow on you. Watch  “Diego Lopez” performance here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcx9xoMCk6A and the song can be requested on all radio stations Follow @itz_reejayofficial on Instagram
Arteta hails ‘best week of his career’ after Norwich win
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Arteta hails ‘best week of his career’ after Norwich win

After watching Arsenal beat Norwich 1-0, Mikel Arteta hailed it as "the best week of my career" as the Gunners got their season up and running. The Arsenal boss came into the game under the spotlight after starting the season with three defeats on the spin without scoring, and the tension was growing further inside Emirates Stadium until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck on 66 minutes. It was one of 30 shots Arsenal had on Norwich's goal in a performance that offered hope that a fruitful season could still be on the cards despite the worrying start. Arteta made seven changes in total from their defeat at Manchester City, with debuts handed to Aaron Ramsdale and Takehiro Tomiyasu, while Ben White and Gabriel were partnered at centre-half for the first time and looked assured Ga...
Late Allen Strike denies West Ham Women Victory
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Late Allen Strike denies West Ham Women Victory

Remi Allen's late strike saw Aston Villa Women deny West Ham Women their first home win since February 2020, drawing 1-1 in the Women's Super League. Heading into the game, Olli Harder's side had not found the net in around 600 minutes of football, but very soon after kick-off, Leon (8) - fresh from her Olympic gold with Canada - turned home after a poor defensive error from Aston Villa. But the visitors soon found their feet in the WSL match-up. Aston Villa had numerous chances - debutant Emily Gielnik hitting the post in the second half - but captain Allen delivered once again. She sent Mayumi Pacheco's initial shot home with a leaping header in the 92nd minute, securing a point for Villa after her winner also saw Leicester beaten last weekend. West Ham had been on the cu...
Berbatov predicts Man Utd vs Newcastle, Arsenal vs Norwich, Chelsea vs Villa
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Berbatov predicts Man Utd vs Newcastle, Arsenal vs Norwich, Chelsea vs Villa

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has predicted some of the games that will be played in the Premier League this week. All eyes will be on Old Trafford and Cristiano Ronaldo after the international break. Ronaldo has returned to United and should make his second debut against Newcastle. Berbatov told BetFair: “This is it. Nothing else to say here but a United win. The club will be boosted by the Ronaldo factor and he will be playing some part in the game. The fans at Old Trafford are going to be going crazy and it is going to be some atmosphere. “I hope they can top it with a strong performance. I expect Varane and Sancho to be playing in this one too, United will have too much for Newcastle. Prediction: 3-0.” On the bottom-of-the league clash between Ars...
Merson predicts Arsenal vs Norwich, Man Utd vs Newcastle, Chelsea vs Villa
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Merson predicts Arsenal vs Norwich, Man Utd vs Newcastle, Chelsea vs Villa

Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, has predicted some of the Premier League fixtures that will be played this weekend. The English top flight resumes on Saturday following a two-break of international football. One of the most anticipated games is Manchester United vs Newcastle, when Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his second debut. Merson said: “It will be quite interesting to watch Manchester United adapt to having Ronaldo in their ranks. United should be able to blow Newcastle away this weekend. “I hope Ronaldo scores a hat-trick on Saturday – it won’t be easy, but I wouldn’t put it past him. Manchester United 3-0 Newcastle United.” Arsenal are without a win or a goal in three fixtures, but Merson expects a big win for Mikel Arteta’s men against Norwi...
Cricket: Nigeria defeat Sierra Leone by five wickets in opener
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Cricket: Nigeria defeat Sierra Leone by five wickets in opener

Team Nigeria won their first game in the ongoing International Cricket Council Women’s T20 World Cup qualifiers against Sierra Leone, in Gaborone Nigeria defeated their West African rivals by five wickets in the game played on Thursday at the Botswana Cricket Oval. Sierra Leone won the toss and elected to bat first. The team’s best performer in Aminata Kamara with 28 runs in 36 balls was not enough for the side as they settled for 102 runs in 20 overs for the loss of nine wickets. Nigeria came on to chase their opponents in the second innings, scoring 103 runs in 16 overs for the loss of five wickets. Nigeria’s captain Blessing Etim declared as the `Man of the Match’ with her 27 runs in 31 balls, including two boundary hits, underlined the team’s performance. “I am happ...

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