Thursday, April 15

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Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola
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Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has hailed Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and joked the midfielder might be lying about his age. City were heading out of the Champions League on away goals after the 17-year-old scored in the 15th minute. However, Riyad Mahrez converted a penalty, before Phil Foden lashed in the winner, to see Guardiola’s men qualify for the semi-final on a 4-2 aggregate. Bellingham’s goal made him the youngest English player to score in the Champions League. “I cannot believe it, maybe he’s a liar!” Guardiola said when asked about Bellingham’s performances over the two legs. “He’s so good for 17-years-old, he’s a fantastic player. “I spoke with his manager, Edin [Terzic], and he told me what you see in these two games is like ev...
Michael Owen Names One Liverpool Player to Blame for Defeat to Real Madrid
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Michael Owen Names One Liverpool Player to Blame for Defeat to Real Madrid

  Former Liverpool star, Michael Owen has blamed Mohamed Salah for the club’s loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League last night. According to Owen, the Egyptian missed an easy chance to score against Real Madrid. After losing 3-1 in the Spanish capital last week, Liverpool needed to score at least two goals at Anfield to keep their silverware hopes alive this season. The Reds began brightly and created a number of good opportunities in the first-half, their first arguably the best of the game which was spurned by Salah. Sadio Mane found himself in space having ran in behind Real defender Eder Militao, squaring inside to the Egyptian. The former Chelsea and AS Roma star, however, played the ball too close to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who made the save with ...
Marcus Rashford equals Bobby Charlton’s 56-year-old record after scoring in Man United’s 2-0 win over Granada
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Marcus Rashford equals Bobby Charlton’s 56-year-old record after scoring in Man United’s 2-0 win over Granada

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford has cemented a place in the history books of the club after scoring in the 2-0 win over Granada in the quarter-final of the Europa League on Thursday night, April 8. The 56-year-old Manchester United record was set by Sir Bobby Charlton but on Thursday night, April 8, Rashford put United 1-0 up against the Spanish outfit in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes . The 23-year-old's strike in continental competition has seen him emulate former Red Devils midfielder Bobby Charlton. Rashford is now the first English player to score eight goals in Europe in one season since Charlton way back in the 1964-65 season. Rashford had recorded six goals in the Champions League and just one in the Europa L...
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...
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...
Arteta ‘in Shock’ and Calls on Arsenal to Show ‘big balls’ after Liverpool loss
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Arteta ‘in Shock’ and Calls on Arsenal to Show ‘big balls’ after Liverpool loss

The Gunners were crushed 3-0 by the Reds at the Emirates, and their manager was not happy Mikel Arteta has said Arsenal’s dismal loss to Liverpool left him "in shock," and has called on his players to show "big balls" and fashion a response. Arsenal’s outside hopes of making a late push for the European places suffered a huge setback with a 3-0 loss to Liverpool at the Emirates on Saturday. The score flattered Arsenal, as they were second best in every facet of the game.
Rudiger Names Chelsea’s two Fastest Players, Counters Timo Werner
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Rudiger Names Chelsea’s two Fastest Players, Counters Timo Werner

  Antonio Rudiger has named two players faster than said Timo Werner at Chelsea mentioning himself among them. Rudiger said although Werner has always been quick since he was young, he [Rudiger] and Fikayo Tomori are the fastest. When Werner joined Chelsea from Leipzig, the first thing he said was that “My speciality is that I am really fast.” And this the German international has shown on many occasions including Hakim Ziyech’s opening goal in the 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, which was made possible by his outpacing Atleti defenders. Asked whether he knew that Werner would make it at the top level, the centre-back told Soccer AM: “Yes, because his speed and eagerness to score goals, [these] come to him naturally. “When he came up the first time [at...
Guardiola Blasts VAR, Premier League after Southampton Win
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Guardiola Blasts VAR, Premier League after Southampton Win

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has demanded answers from the Premier League on the use of VAR. City were denied a penalty, after Phil Foden was felled by Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy during their 5-2 win on Wednesday. Guardiola was left furious at the decision, made with the score still at 1-1. “The VAR, oh my God. The penalty is incredible. The action, I don’t understand. “Maybe they [the league] will explain one day. Hopefully they can explain what is going on. “The referees are professionals. They have to do their jobs. I don’t see how Arsenal, the handball, against Burnley, is disallowed. Fulham in the Tottenham game. Explain it. Incredible. “Tonight, the referee Jon [Moss] cannot see the foul, that can happen, but the VAR? You have to ask the rig...
Juventus told to Sell Cristiano Ronaldo Immediately
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Juventus told to Sell Cristiano Ronaldo Immediately

A former Juventus president, Giovanni Cobolli Gigli, has told the club to sell Cristiano Ronaldo this summer straight away. Gigli made the plea while questioning Ronaldo’s signing after the Portugal captain failed to score against Porto on Tuesday night as the Serie A giants were knocked out from the Champions League. He explained that Juventus should never have bought the 36-year-old from Real Madrid, adding that the forward is too expensive. Asked if bringing in Ronaldo to Turin was the wrong choice for Juventus, Gigli told Radio Punto Nuovo: “Absolutely, yes! I said that on his very first day at Juventus. He is a great champion but is too expensive. “Now it’s up to Juventus. They have been paying him 1m euros per goal. [Juve president Andrea] Agnelli must be self-critica...
Man City vs Southampton: We Will Win 18-0 – Guardiola
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Man City vs Southampton: We Will Win 18-0 – Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has waved off a suggestion that they could hand Southampton another 9-0 thrashing and joked: “The score will be 18-0.” Southampton lost by nine goals to Leicester City in 2019 and to Manchester United in February 2021. But ahead of their visit to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, Guardiola reacted angrily to a suggestion it could happen again. “The score will be 18-0 — what a question. “They [Manchester United] scored nine because for 89 minutes, it was 10 vs. 11. “Come on, we will try to win the game, that’s all and get the three points,” Guardiola said on Tuesday, when asked if Southampton’s two 9-0 defeats would be in his mind ahead of the game City’s 21-game winning run ended on Sunday, with a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United....
Klopp Gives Reason for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat Against Fulham
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Klopp Gives Reason for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat Against Fulham

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, says he knew Fulham would cause his side problems following the Reds’ 1-0 defeat against the Cottagers at Anfield. Klopp said that Fulham are in a good moment, adding that the goal Liverpool conceded before half-time was a massive blow. According to the German, his players tried to score against Fulham but were unable to do so against the visitors. Mario Lemina’s fine strike late in the first half ensured Fulham defeated Liverpool at Anfield. Liverpool are now four points off the top four position on the Premier League table. “Fulham will cause us problems – it’s clear,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “They are in a good moment, they are a good team. We all agree a team like this should stay in the Premier League. “There were mome...
Man City vs Man Utd: The Blood is Boiling – Solskjaer
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Man City vs Man Utd: The Blood is Boiling – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said Sunday’s Derby against Manchester City is the best game to bounce back from their run of draws, as their blood will be boiling. The Red Devils have failed to score in their last three fixtures and Solskjaer feels they have been missing something recently. But the Norwegian is hoping his players can thrive on their good record against the league leaders – having won home and away against City last season. “It’s always the perfect game to get everyone going again,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports News. “You get tested against a very good team, in form. As a Manchester United player we know how much this means for our fans. “For this team, we’ve had some of our best moments against City, away and at home. We’ve s...
Man City vs Man Utd: We are not Suffering a Crisis of Confidence – Solskjaer
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Man City vs Man Utd: We are not Suffering a Crisis of Confidence – Solskjaer

  Manchester United Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted his players are having a crisis of confidence ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City. The Red Devils have gone three games without a goal. Ahead of the Derby, United have played three consecutive 0-0 draws. City, on the other hand, have opened a 14-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. United have managed just two wins from their last eight league games, but Solskjaer insists his team are not out of form. “We had a week without scoring a goal,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday. “It’s not like six weeks with bad form. Not long we won 9-0 [against Southampton], 4-0 against a Real Sociedad team that should have won against Real Madrid at the weekend. “I’m not buying in...
Salah vs Mane: Michael Owen Accuses Liverpool Star after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea
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Salah vs Mane: Michael Owen Accuses Liverpool Star after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea

Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has histrionically accused the club’s forward, Sadio Mane, of avoiding winning penalties as he doesn’t want teammate, Mohamed Salah to score. Owen made the claims after Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the Premier League on Thursday night at Anfield, thanks to Mason Mount’s strike. Recall that Salah, who is Liverpool’s first-choice spot-kick taker, looked set to be handed another golden chance to increase his goals tally to 18 this season from 12 yards when Mane gave the Chelsea goal. Andreas Christensen dangled out a clumsy leg but Mane got to teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold’s ball first. There may have been enough contact for Mane to win a penalty, but instead, the Senegalese star attempted to meet his heavy touch to score. Mane...
No room for ‘Self-pity’ – Tuchel Tells Timo Werner
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No room for ‘Self-pity’ – Tuchel Tells Timo Werner

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

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has named Chelsea star, Mason Mount, as the player who made the ‘difference’ during his side’s 1-0 defeat against the Blues on Thursday at Anfield. Klopp explained that Liverpool’s clash against Chelsea was a tight game, but Mount’s individual quality gave Thomas Tuchel’s side all three points against the Reds. Mount scored the only goal of the match in the first half of the encounter as Liverpool suffered their fifth consecutive defeat at home this season. “The individual quality of Mason Mount at that moment made the difference. It was a tight game, intense game,” Klopp told Sky Sports after the defeat to Chelsea. “Both teams invested a lot. That is it pretty much.” He added, “They had the goal they scored, which was offside. The...
Crystal Palace vs Man United: We’ve Got Scores to Settle – Solskjaer
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Crystal Palace vs Man United: We’ve Got Scores to Settle – Solskjaer

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said his team has a score to settle with Crystal Palace when both sides clash in the Premier League on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace defeated Man United, 3-1 at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture last September. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Solskjaer said, “You could say patience but also you need the quality because he [Roy Hodgson] has a great record of organising his teams. “They have some very experienced players that know the game. We felt that early on in the first game of the season, of course. “They counter attacked a few times against us and scored. So we have got a score to settle, to be honest.” Man United heads to the game after playing a 0-0 draw against ...
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: ...
Bayern Munich Angry after Golden Eaglets Thrashed Their Academy 5-1
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Bayern Munich Angry after Golden Eaglets Thrashed Their Academy 5-1

  Bayern Munich have reportedly been left fuming after the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria thrashed a team purportedly representing them (Bayern) 5-1 in a friendly, according to Score Nigeria. Angry officials of the World Club Cup winner said such an embarrassing defeat was bad for the club’s image. After the first half of the friendly game ended goalless, the second half returned with half a dozen of goals with Ahmed Abdullahi firing in twice for the Golden Eaglets. The Golden Eaglets are putting finishing touches to their preparation for next month’s U17 African Cup of Nations in Morocco. The top official of the German champions said the Bundesliga leaders were not happy that the selection carrying their name were defeated by such a heavy scoreline. They were said to...
Arsenal vs Man City: We Lacked Quality – Arteta Gives Reason for EPL 1-0 Defeat
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Arsenal vs Man City: We Lacked Quality – Arteta Gives Reason for EPL 1-0 Defeat

    Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has said that his team was defeated 1-0 against Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday evening because the Gunners lacked the quality to score goals. Arsenal had seven shots against Man City in the game, but only one of those was on target as Raheem Sterling’s first-half goal gave Pep Guardiola’s men all three points against the host at Emirates. The result against Man City means Arsenal are now in the 10th position on the Premier League table with 25 points from 34 games. Speaking after the game, Arteta told Sky Sports, “When we conceded the first goal, it put us in a difficult situation. “It was tough. With the formation and the players they use, they are really comfortable. “After that, the team reacted really w...
Mourinho Reacts to Tottenham’s Defeat to West Ham United, Names Best Player
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Mourinho Reacts to Tottenham’s Defeat to West Ham United, Names Best Player

  Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to his side’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. Mourinho also named Lucas Moura as the best player on the pitch during Tottenham’s clash with West Ham at the London Stadium. West Ham defeated Tottenham, thanks to two goals from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard. Moura did score a second-half goal for Mourinho’s side. Speaking after the game, Mourinho Mourinho told a post-match press conference: “Thursday was not in the legs because we started with only one player that played 90 minutes which was Eric Dier. “Lucas Moura played 65 minutes on Thursday and was the best player for our team. “Nothing to do with that. The way we finished the game showed it was not a physical p...
‘I Should Score’ – Pierre-emerick Aubameyang Apologises
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‘I Should Score’ – Pierre-emerick Aubameyang Apologises

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed one of the easiest chances he’ll ever find in Thursday’s 1-1 Europa League draw against Benfica, side-footing a first-half shot wide of an open net from just outside the six-yard box. The Gunners only mustered one goal despite creating abundant opportunities in front of net. The Gunners likely need to win the continental competition to qualify for the Champions League next year given their positioning in the domestic table, and they now face a tense second leg against their Portuguese opponent next week. Aubameyang has, however, apologised for his wastefulness on social media following the match. “We deserved better and I should Score couple goals today but still one Game to Go we keep going,” Aubameyang wrote on Twitter. Arsenal gaffer Mikel Arteta h...
Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta Begs Willian’s Critics Ahead of Europa League Tie
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Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta Begs Willian’s Critics Ahead of Europa League Tie

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has pleaded with critics of Willian not to crucify him. Speaking ahead of Thursday’s Europa League round of 32 clash at Benfica, Arteta insisted that pundits were not being fair in their assessment of the player. Willian swapped Chelsea for the Gunners as a free agent last summer. Despite signing a three-year deal, the Brazilian has not scored this season and is rarely in the starting line-up in recent weeks. “I don’t want to say it’s unfair because expectations are really high in terms of the goals he can score, the assists he can create. “You expect him to be in the starting line-up, so it is normal that people write things about him. “What he is doing, the way he is training, the way he is working and the way he is pushing t...
Super Eagles players do not play with purpose anymore – Former Nigerian striker, Julius Aghahowa says
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Super Eagles players do not play with purpose anymore – Former Nigerian striker, Julius Aghahowa says

Former Nigerian striker, Julius Aghahowa has said the current Super Eagles players do not play with a purpose like before.   Aghahowa stated this during a recent interview on ‘No Holds Barred’ on Brila FM with his former Super Eagles teammate, Ifeanyi Udeze.   The former Nigerian international and Shakhtar Donetsk striker urged the current players to emulate ex-Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh, who always gave passes and created chances that resulted in goals.   “We don’t play with purpose anymore,” he said. “We don’t have players who will give long pass to strikers just like the way Sunday Oliseh use to do.   “All we do now is just keep possession in our half, making side ways passes with no purpose. So we need players who will give good passe...
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Arteta rues Arsenal loss to Wolves: We should’ve been three or four up!

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is disappointed at the manner of his side's defeat to Wolves. The Gunners were 1-0 up and in control of the game before David Luiz conceded a penalty and got a red card. Wolves equalised from the spot, went on to score what would be the winning goal, and managed to hang on for all three points. Arsenal eventually went down to nine men, with keeper Bernd Leno getting a red card as well. "I think with the way we played in the first half, we should have been three or four goals up," Arteta told Arsenal Media. "We really dominated the game, we created some big chances that we could not score. We hit the post, hit the bar, some big saves. Then the turning point was when David got sent off. It was 1-0 just before half-time, we go to 10 men, concede a g...
Ronald Koeman Blasts Barcelona Players for Missing two Penalties Against Cornella
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Ronald Koeman Blasts Barcelona Players for Missing two Penalties Against Cornella

Barcelona Manager, Ronald Koeman, has slammed his players for missing two penalties against Cornella in the Copa del Rey round of 32 fixture on Thursday night. Koeman said Barcelona players are scared to take a penalty against Cornella, adding that they aren’t serious. Two extra-time goals from Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite sealed a 2-0 victory for Barcelona against Cornella at the Nou Municipal stadium in Cornella, Thursday. Miralem Pjanic and Dembele had both failed to score penalties in normal time. Pjanic and Dembele now join a list of five Barcelona players to have missed penalties this season for Koeman’s side, along with captain, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Braithwaite. “I don’t understand because normally there are enough players who can score pe...
What Solskjaer Said about Pogba after Man United’s 2-1 Win Against Fulham
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What Solskjaer Said about Pogba after Man United’s 2-1 Win Against Fulham

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said that midfielder, Paul Pogba, played ‘very well,’ against Fulham in the Premier League on Wednesday night. Solskjaer also described Pogba’s goal against Fulham as fantastic. Man United defeated Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage, thanks to two goals from Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba. Ademola Lookman did score for the host in the first half. “Fantastic goal by Paul and we had some other chances to finish the game but of course when it is just one goal, and the players they put on it is going to be like heart in your mouth,” Solskjaer told post-match press conference after the game on Sunday. “Pogba has really come on. He is fit, he can play in midfield, and he can play wide. “That’s key with Paul, getting him ma...
Chelsea deserved win against Fulham – Lampard
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Chelsea deserved win against Fulham – Lampard

The Blues boss was happy to see his side end their winless run in the Premier League by getting the better of the Craven Cottage side Frank Lampard says Chelsea deserved their victory against Fulham on Saturday. The Blues sealed a 1-0 victory through Mason Mount's strike in the second half, after their opponents saw Antonee Robinson sent off just before half-time. The visitors had not won in their previous three Premier League matches but moved up to seventh in the table with the weekend triumph.
Alex Iwobi scores his first Premier League goal in 15 months
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Alex Iwobi scores his first Premier League goal in 15 months

  Nigerian midfielder, Alex Iwobi scored his first league goal in 15 months late Tuesday, January 12, as Everton secured a 2-1 away win over Wolverhampton in their Premier League clash at Molineux. The Super Eagles star was on target in the sixth minute off an assist from Lucas Digne as he coolly finished Digne’s pass into the bottom corner to give Carlo Ancelotti’s side an early lead at the Molineux. However, Wolves midfielder, Ruben Neves was on hand to restore parity for the hosts in the 14th minute. Everton later got the maximum points on offer through Michael Keane’s 76th-minute goal to win the away tie 2-1. Before finally scoring in Tuesday night’s clash, the last time Iwobi scored in the Premier League was in September 2019 and interestingly it was also against W...
Nigerian Striker, Sadiq Umar Becomes Second Professional Player To Score Hat-Trick In 2021
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Nigerian Striker, Sadiq Umar Becomes Second Professional Player To Score Hat-Trick In 2021

Nigerian striker, Sadiq Umar, has started 2021 with a flyer after netting a superb 27-minute first-half hat-trick in Almeria’s 3-1 win over Ponferradina. The 23-year-old had enjoyed a successful 2020, scoring 13 goals and supplying 10 assists for his teammates, and has begun the new year in similar fashion by netting his first senior career hat-trick. The only other time he has executed a similar feat was in November 2015 for Roma’s Youth team in a UEFA Youth League trouncing of Bayer Leverkusen. He also become the second player on earth to score a hat-trick in the new year, just hours behind Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez who had netted thrice in the 12:30 fixture against Simy's Crotone. All three of Sadiq’s strikes were clinical dispatches that emphasised his growing pr...
We Would Pity Super Eagles By Allowing Them Score One Goal – Sierra Leone
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We Would Pity Super Eagles By Allowing Them Score One Goal – Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Football Association president Ishay Johansen has joked that the Leone Stars will gift the Super Eagles just one goal, before going ahead to win the second leg of their Group L 2021 AFCON qualifier in Freetown on Tuesday. The Leone Stars made a shock comeback by cancelling a 4-0 deficit to draw 4-4 against the Eagles in the reverse tie in Benin on Friday. They will now hope to record their first win against the Eagles since 2001. And ahead of Tuesday’s game, Johansen said the Eagles will be gifted one goal just for making the trip to Freetown. “I have told the president of the Nigeria Football Federation my brother and colleague, Pinnick, we would squeeze in one goal for them,” she told Legit TV after the game in Benin. “We will let them have one and then we...
Memphis Depay Sends Message To Virgil van Dijk After Scoring For Lyon
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Memphis Depay Sends Message To Virgil van Dijk After Scoring For Lyon

Memphis Depay sent a message to the injured Virgil van Dijk following his goal for Lyon on Sunday. Depay scored to put Lyon ahead against AS Monaco then revealed a touching message to his Dutch compatriot. The ex-Manchester United forward lifted his shirt with a message underneath, saying: "Virgil stay strong my brother." Van Dijk suffered a serious knee injury following a reckless challenge from Everton's Jordan Pickford. He's set to have surgery and will likely miss the rest of the season. Van Dijk, 29, has vowed to return better than ever as he took to social media to share a statement. In a tweet he posted last Sunday, he said: "This afternoon I met with a leading consultant to start the process of planning the finer details of my rehabilitation following the incide...
We Feel Like We Have To Score Three Or Four Each Game – Cesar Azpilicueta
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We Feel Like We Have To Score Three Or Four Each Game – Cesar Azpilicueta

Chelsea's defensive issues are so bad that they need to score several goals each game to stand a chance of winning, says captain Cesar Azpilicueta. They have conceded nine times in five Premier League games this season and were 2-0 and 3-2 up against Southampton on Saturday before drawing 3-3. Last month Chelsea came from 3-0 down to draw against West Brom. "When you're weak defensively sometimes we feel like we have to score three or four each game," Azpilicueta said. "I see football as a collective. When we don't score, as a defender I think how can we put our attacking players in better situations. "Through a season you are not going to be winning 3-0 or 4-0 every week. You have to work to get results and at the moment we have to improve that."
17-Year-Old Eduardo Camavinga Scores Insane Overhead Kick In First Start For France
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17-Year-Old Eduardo Camavinga Scores Insane Overhead Kick In First Start For France

Eduardo Camavinga wasted no time in making an instant impact on his first start for France after scoring a sensational overhead kick against Ukraine. The 17-year-old midfielder made his debut for France last month when he replaced N'Golo Kante in the second half of his side's 4-2 win against Croatia in the Nations League. And now Didier Deschamps handed the highly rated Camavinga his first start for France in their clash with Ukraine at the Stade de France. During the opening 10 minutes of the match, Olivier Giroud managed to connect with a cross and brought the ball down for an onrushing Camavinga. The Rennes star still had his work cut out for him as he managed to connect with a superb overhead kick to loft the ball over a Ukraine player on the line. According to OptaJ...
Gonzalo Higuain Scores His First MLS Goal And It’s An Absolute Belter
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Gonzalo Higuain Scores His First MLS Goal And It’s An Absolute Belter

Gonzalo Higuain opened his account for Inter Miami with a stunning free-kick against New York Red Bulls in the MLS. David Beckham's franchise completed the signing of Higuain on a free transfer as the club's third designated player last month. And the Argentine forward scored his first goal for his new club on Wednesday. He converted a brilliant free-kick in the 81st minute to secure three points for the Florida-based team. A much-needed goal for Higuain who had a nightmare debut. His side lost 3-0 to Philadelphia Union with the former Chelsea striker blazing a penalty over the crossbar. But the 32-year-old is now up and running ahead of the remaining MLS fixtures. Inter Miami occupy 12th place on 14 points, four points behind Nashville who sit in the final play-of...
Arteta: Arsenal were lucky against West Ham and still very far away from where we want to be
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Arteta: Arsenal were lucky against West Ham and still very far away from where we want to be

The Gunners were fortunate to claim all three points and their manager believes plenty of work lies ahead Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were lucky in a 2-1 win over West Ham, but was pleased with his team's belief on Saturday. After Michail Antonio cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette's opener at Emirates Stadium, Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score an 85th-minute winner for Arsenal. West Ham had 14 attempts at goal to Arsenal's seven, although Bernd Leno was only forced into two saves.
“Score 5 Goals In 5 Minutes” – Archbishop Of Naples To Osimhen
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“Score 5 Goals In 5 Minutes” – Archbishop Of Naples To Osimhen

The Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescencio Sepe, has charged Victor Osimhen to continue his goal scoring streak for Serie A club Napoli. Sepe blessed the Napoli squad on Thursday morning in Castel di Sangro and made a special request to Osimhen. “You scored 3 goals in 7 minutes, next time you have to score 5 goals in 5 minutes!”Sepe told Osimhen. Osimhen scored a hat-trick and provided an assist in the 11-0 mauling of fourth division club L’Aquila last week Friday. The Nigeria international his expected to make his second appearance for the Partenopei in Friday’s friendly against Teramo. The 21-year-old linked up with Napoli from Ligue 1 club Lille in July. Meanwhile, Napoli have lined up two more friendlies ahead of the new season. Gennaro Gattuso’s side will host Pescara ...
Mikel Obi scores in first game for Stoke City
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Mikel Obi scores in first game for Stoke City

John Obi Mikel scored his first Stoke City goal in their 5-1 hammering of Shrewsbury Town in Tuesday’s pre-season friendly match. Mikel who joined the Potters on a free transfer earlier this month, made his first start for Stoke City at the club’s Clayton Wood training ground. The 33-year-old restored the hosts’ lead just before the break after Oakley-Boothe’s opener was cancelled out by Shrewsbury Town. Mikel was in action for 45 minutes before he was replaced by Tom Ince while DR Congo’s Benik Afobe was introduced for Lee Gregory, nine minutes after the hour-mark, Goal reports. Afobe joined the party later in the second half as goals from the Congolese star, Ince and Tyrese Campbell completed the rout for Stoke City. The encounter returned Stoke City to winning ways a...
Man United Score From A Record Penalty To Qualify For UEL Semi-Finals
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Man United Score From A Record Penalty To Qualify For UEL Semi-Finals

Manchester United needed an extra-time penalty from Bruno Fernandes to finally see off a spirited FC Copenhagen and set up a potential Europa League semi-final against Wolves.They have now won 21 penalties in all competitions this season - the most for any side in Europe's top five leagues United were poor for much of the first half in the heat of Cologne but still had a penalty overturned and a goal ruled out by the Video Assistant Referee. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side improved and dominated the second half but could find no way past inspired goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson, with Fernandes and Mason Greenwood also each hitting the post and Marcus Rashford having another effort disallowed. Fernandes finally broke through in familiar style, keeping cool to drive in United's 21st...
Aubameyang Masterclass Seals First Major Trophy for Arteta
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Aubameyang Masterclass Seals First Major Trophy for Arteta

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang produced a moment of magic to give Arsenal their 14th FA Cup triumph in a dramatic 2-1 Wembley win over 10-man Chelsea.  The striker, whose future with the Gunners remains uncertain, slotted in a first-half penalty to cancel out Christian Pulisic’s opener, before firing home a classy match-winning strike in the 67th minute.It meant the battle of the rookie bosses was won by Mikel Arteta, with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea ending the game a man down following a red card for Mateo Kovacic.Arsenal’s success means they earn a place in next season’s Europa League, having finished a disappointing eighth in the Premier League.  An early breakthrough came after five minutes for Chelsea when Pulisic clipped in a neat close-range finish after former...
Liverpool Lucky Against Everton – Klopp
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Liverpool Lucky Against Everton – Klopp

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has admitted his side escaped with a point against rivals Everton on Sunday night. The hosts had the best chance to score late in the game, after Alisson Becker saved Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s effort. Tom Davies then hit the post from the rebound. The result means Klopp’s men will now win the title against Crystal Palace on Wednesday, provided Manchester City fail to beat Burnley on Monday. “I liked our defending and high midfield press but we didn’t have enough chances for the possession we had. We were dominant but they had the biggest chance and that’s how it is. “We were lucky in that moment. In the end, Everton defended really well and we were not smart enough to use the space we had,” Klopp told Sky Sports. ...
Assombalonga on target in 3-2 Middlesbrough friendly defeat vs Newcastle United
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Assombalonga on target in 3-2 Middlesbrough friendly defeat vs Newcastle United

The Congolese striker got his name on the score sheet as Boro continue to warm up for a return to Championship football Britt Assombalonga scored a goal as Middlesbrough lost 3-2 to Newcastle United in a friendly game on Tuesday. The Premier League is expected to resume on June 17 while the Championship kicks off three days later and clubs are being allowed to organise friendly matches with teams that are within close proximity, while observing strict hygiene and social distancing measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Boro led 2-0 in the first half thanks to George Saville and Assombalonga, the Democratic Republic of the Congo international scoring a screamer from outside the penalty area which left Newcastle's goalkeeper Martin Dubravka no chance
Mancini says Brescia midfielder Tonali should choose Champions League club
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Mancini says Brescia midfielder Tonali should choose Champions League club

Italy coach Roberto Mancini says Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali should leave for a Champions League club. Tonali is a confirmed target for Inter Milan this summer. “If he was to join a club that plays in Europe, he would gain more experience and improve in so many aspects," Mancini told Rai Sport. “Tonali can play in front of the defence in a three-man midfield, but also in a more central role. He attacks, shoots and can score goals. "He's capable of doing more or less anything.
Super-sub Bebou outshines Awoniyi as Hoffenheim pip Mainz 05
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Super-sub Bebou outshines Awoniyi as Hoffenheim pip Mainz 05

The Togolese winger came off the bench to score the only goal that separated both teams at the Opel Arena on Saturday Super-sub Ihlas Bebou was the hero for Hoffenheim in Saturday's Bundesliga fixture as he scored the only goal in their 1-0 victory over Taiwo Awoniyi's Mainz 05. The Togo international was introduced for Bruun Larsen in the 38th minute and he made a statement within six minutes, scoring his fourth league goal of the season which turned out to be the match-winning strike. Mali's Diadie Samassekou assisted Bebou in finding the back of the net as Hoffenheim secured their second straight win in the Bundesliga.
Thierry Henry Hits Back at De Bruyne Over EPL Record
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Thierry Henry Hits Back at De Bruyne Over EPL Record

Former Arsenal captain, Thierry Henry, has hit back at Kevin De Bruyne after the Manchester City playmaker warned him he was coming for his Premier League assists record. De Bruyne was just four behind Henry’s tally of 20 assists before the coronavirus crisis saw English football take a break. The Belgium midfielder has made no secret of his desire to break Henry’s record, which was set in the 2002/2003 season. However, Henry speaking with De Bruyne’s team-mate, Aguero, for PUMA Football, made it clear that the City star must also score more goals. “When you see Kevin [De Bruyne]… because the other day he told me that he’s willing and trying to provide more than 20 assists. “He has 16 already, right? Yeah, that’s right, 16, and the record in a season is 20. And I hold th...
Captain Tom To Become First Centenarian To Claim U.K No 1 Single
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Captain Tom To Become First Centenarian To Claim U.K No 1 Single

Captain Tom Moore, a war veteran becomes the oldest person to score a number one single in the U.K with the cover of “You Will Never Walk Alone” which he sang with Michael Ball as reported by BBC News. Tom’s birthday is next Thursday, the 30th of April, meaning he will still be number one when he turns 100. That will make him the first centenarian to top the charts, having already broken the record for the oldest person to reach number one. Their cover of You’ll Never Walk Alone sold 82,000 copies, with proceeds going to the NHS Charities Together fund knocking the famous singer The Weeknd Off the top of the chart. He thanked the public for buying the single, in his words: We’re in this together, and I am forever grateful for your support. And this just proves ‘you’ll never walk ...
Norwich boss Farke confirms deal for F91 Dudelange attacker Danel Sinani
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Norwich boss Farke confirms deal for F91 Dudelange attacker Danel Sinani

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke has confirmed the signing of F91 Dudelange attacker Danel Sinani. Luxembourg international Sinani has signed a pre-contract agreement with the club and will join next season. Farke said: “We're all happy that we're able to sign Danel. He's a young player full of potential. “He's pretty interesting because he can play more or less all the offensive positions. "He also has great ability in terms of end product, scoring many goals and delivering many assists. “Luxembourg is a completely different level so we will need to give him some time, but he has proven he can deliver in the Europa League. "It's a sign of our way that we give interesting talents the chance to impress." Sinani said: “Norwich is a very big club with many good players. ...
Liverpool ace Mane: The match that convinced Klopp to buy me
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Liverpool ace Mane: The match that convinced Klopp to buy me

Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane has revealed the game where he caught the eye of Jurgen Klopp. The Senegal international joined Southampton from Metz in 2014, scoring 10 goals in his first season at St. Mary's. It was against the Reds in March 2016 when Mane became a target for the club, having come off the bench to score twice in a 3-2 comeback victory. He eventually finished with 15 goals for the season. Speaking in a film about his life, Made in Senegal, set to be released on April 8, Mane said: "I was at Southampton and we played against Liverpool. I was on the bench. We were 2-0 down at half-time. Coach (Ronald) Koeman sent me on to the field. "We turned the game around and I scored twice. I was this insignificant player who had just given a huge performance. "Liverpool ...
Watford captain Deeney: Man Utd wrong to sell Lukaku
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Watford captain Deeney: Man Utd wrong to sell Lukaku

Watford captain Troy Deeney says Manchester United were wrong to sell Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku has impressed this season at Inter Milan. And Deeney says: “The hit they took on Lukaku is mad, when you think about it. “They let Lukaku go and then they had to go and get Ighalo. Iggy has hit the ground running there, he will always score goals. But yeah, Lukaku? “They're both my boys. Look at his goal record. And what's he paid to do? Score goals. “When he was at Everton, 'Ah, we need someone like him, he'd be great at United' then you get him and it's, 'Ah, his first touch is bad' but he scored like 60 goals, you know? 'Nah, not good enough. His touch isn't good enough.'"
Saha Gives Condition for Martial to Be World Class
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Saha Gives Condition for Martial to Be World Class

Former Manchester United striker, Louis Saha, has disclosed that forward, Anthony Martial can be a world class player if he becomes a killer in front of goal. Martial has score three goals for the Red Devils in his last three matches against Chelsea, Club Brugge and Watford. The 24-year-old has scored 15 goals in all competition for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side so far this campaign, but Saha believes the France international is a talented player. “Martial has been criticised for his attitude but he is a talented player,” Saha said as quoted by Metro UK. “The France star has everything needed to be world class but he needs to be more of a killer in front of goal. “However, I feel he has done that in the last few games for Man United.” Martial will now hope to lead Man U...

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