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Ronaldo blamed for Sancho’s struggles at Man Utd
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Ronaldo blamed for Sancho’s struggles at Man Utd

Former England midfielder, Danny Murphy, has blamed Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Manchester United for Jadon Sancho’s struggles at Old Trafford. Murphy believes Sancho is struggling at Man United because Ronaldo’s return at the club has restricted the 21-year-old’s opportunities in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad this season. Sancho is yet to score or assist for Man United following his £73million summer move from Borussia Dortmund this year. “Sancho hasn’t been helped by Ronaldo’s arrival, because it’s restricted his opportunities in his favoured position, with Greenwood also having to play wide,” Murphy told the Daily Mail. “I don’t think arriving at United late after the Euros has helped. Pre-season at a new club is key and I would have turned up the minute I signed if it m...
UCL: Arsene Wenger names best striker in the world
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UCL: Arsene Wenger names best striker in the world

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has identified Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah as the finest attacking player on the planet presently. The Egyptian forward has netted 12 goals in his opening 11 appearances in all competitions this season for Liverpool. The 29-year-old is among the 30 nominees for this year’s Ballon d’Or award. Salah netted twice against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League encounter at the Wanda Metropolitano last night. “He’s top, top class and he’s certainly the best striker at the moment in the world because he scores goals that nobody else can score,” Wenger told beIN Sport. “You have to play street football to dribble past people like that in a short space. “He’s full of confidence and he’s creative. “Overall, I believe as well that he is ...
They don’t have identity – Richards, Shearer slam Man Utd after defeat to Leicester
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They don’t have identity – Richards, Shearer slam Man Utd after defeat to Leicester

Former Premier League stars, Micah Richards and Alan Shearer have slammed Manchester United following their 4-2 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday. Leicester defeated Man United at the King Power Stadium, thanks to four goals from Youri Tielemans, Caglar Soyuncu, Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka. Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford did score for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side against Leicester. “They don’t really have an identity,” Richards told Match of the Day. “With Man United of the past, you know they had wingers, getting strikers into the box, midfielders running into the box also. “But now, it looks like they are trying to keep everybody happy [in terms of] players. Individually, you have seen what they have got – [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Paul] Pogba, [Bruno] Fernandes, thes...
Scholes reveals why Chelsea will not win title
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Scholes reveals why Chelsea will not win title

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has said Chelsea will not win the Premier League title, because they don’t have enough goals in the team. The Blues are the current European champions, after they beat Manchester City in the Champions League final in May. Many have tipped Thomas Tuchel’s men to also give City a run for their money this campaign domestically. Chelsea currently top the table, having won five of their first seven matches of the season. But Scholes believes they will fall short. “I think Chelsea have got the manager to challenge. I’m just not sure, not convinced there’s enough goals in the team. “I think Romelu Lukaku will score goals but are there enough people around him to score goals. I’m not sure Timo Werner will. When he plays for Germany he sco...
Drogba returns, scores hat-trick against Arsene Wenger’s team
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Drogba returns, scores hat-trick against Arsene Wenger’s team

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, on Wednesday night, returned to action to score a hat-trick against Arsene Wenger’s UNICEF XI team in a charity match. Wenger returned to management to lead a UNICEF XI out against Marseille legends. Wenger’s side moved into a 2-1 lead at the Stade Velodrome in his first. However, Drogba stole the show with his trio of goals for Marseille legends. The Ivory Coast legend found the net twice and then even dusted off his infamous celebration for his third goal. Marseille legends triumphed 7-4 against UNICEF XI Formula One hotshot Pierre Gasly was also on target in the enthralling game. Meanwhile, Robert Pires, Jens Lehmann, Mathieu Flamini and Samir Nasri, all Arsenal legends under Wenger, made appearances last night.
Napoli’s Osimhen knows how to hurt opponents in the box – Cannavaro
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Napoli’s Osimhen knows how to hurt opponents in the box – Cannavaro

The former Azzurri defender praises the Super Eagle for his instincts to score goals Former Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro has labelled Napoli forward Victor Osimhen as deadly. The 22-year-old Super Eagle is having a good run of form with the Partenopei and out of six appearances in Serie A, he has managed to score four goals. These strikes came against Udinese, Sampdoria (2), and Cagliari. Cannavaro, who currently is the manager of Chinese club Guangzhou, believes Napoli have what it takes to win the Scudetto this season but singled out Osimhen for praise.  
Barcelona are making me suffer – Eto’o
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Barcelona are making me suffer – Eto’o

Former Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto’o, has admitted that he is being made to suffer because of Barcelona’s poor results recently. The Catalans are yet to win or score in this season’s Champions League. They have suffered 3-0 defeats to both Bayern Munich and Benfica in their first two fixtures. In LaLiga, Barca currently occupy the ninth spot with 12 points after seven games, five points behind leaders Real Madrid. “Recently, Barcelona have made me suffer,” Eto’o was quoted as saying by Marca. “These are tough times for those of us who love the club. “It would be hard to accept group stage elimination in the Champions League. I still hope they can go through.” Barcelona host Valencia after the international break, before facing Real Madrid on October 24....
Mbappe was offside – Sergio Busquets criticises referee after Spain’s defeat to France
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Mbappe was offside – Sergio Busquets criticises referee after Spain’s defeat to France

Spain midfielder, Sergio Busquets, has criticised referee Anthony Taylor following his side’s UEFA Nations League final defeat against France on Sunday. Busquets slammed Taylor’s decision to allow Kylian Mbappe’s late winner in France’s 2-1 win against Spain. France defeated Spain following goals from Karim Benzema and Mbappe. Mikel Oyarzabal did score for Sapin at San Siro. Hernandez had slipped a pass in behind the defence for Mbappe, who slotted the ball under goalkeeper Unai Simon and wheeled away in celebration while Spain appealed for offside. Replays showed that Mbappe was clearly behind the last man and in an offside position, but Taylor deemed that Spanish defender Eric Garcia had got a meaningful touch on the ball which created a second phase of play. Reacting...
Messi reacts after making history in Argentina’s victory over Uruguay
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Messi reacts after making history in Argentina’s victory over Uruguay

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has expressed joy after making history in his side’s World Cup qualifier 3-0 win over Uruguay on Monday. Messi became the first South American to score 80 international goals as Argentina defeated Uruguay at Monumental. The Paris Saint-Germain forward opened the scoring for his side before Rodrigo De Paul made it 2-0 for Argentina before half-time. Lautaro Martinez then made it 3-0 for La Albiceleste in the second half. Reacting, Messi, in a post via his Instagram account after the game, said, “How nice to be able to enjoy these moments that we are living! Great triumph !!! Thanks again for how you make me feel.” “We played a great game. Everything worked out perfectly,” Messi further said at his post-match press conference. “Uruguay waits...
France defeat Spain in UEFA Nations League final
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France defeat Spain in UEFA Nations League final

France came from behind to beat Spain 2-1 and win the UEFA Nations League on Sunday. Mikel Oyarzabal opened the scoring for Luis Enrique’s side, moments after Theo Hernandez hit the underside of the crossbar. Les Blues responded immediately, with Kylian Mbappe finding Karim Benzema, who curled in an unstoppable effort With 10 minutes left in the game, Mbappe broke free to score the winner. “We showed our character against a very strong team. We never gave up. “It shows what great teams do — never panic, be patient and wait for the right time. “We are going to enjoy this trophy and then go get the World Cup [next year],” Benzema said. Nations League, which is just in its second edition, is UEFA’s secondary tournament for national teams.
2021 Ballon D’Or: Messi, Jorginho, Lewandowski make 30-man nominees [Full list]
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2021 Ballon D’Or: Messi, Jorginho, Lewandowski make 30-man nominees [Full list]

The official 30-man shortlist for this year’s Men Ballon D’Or award has been released by the organizers, France Football, on Friday. It is dominated by the Premier League, with 14 of the players plying their trade in England’s topflight. There are five players from Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s LaLiga, while France has four players. Lionel Messi remains the favourite to win the prize on November 29. The 34-year-old scored 38 goals in 47 games last season, helping guide Barcelona to the Copa del Rey before winning the Copa America with his country this summer. FULL LIST: Premier League: Cesar Azpilicueta, Kevin de Bruyne, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes, Phil Foden, Jorginho, Harry Kane, N’Golo Kanté, Romelu Lukaku, Riyad Mahrez, Mason Mount, Mohamed Salah...
Jordan Ayew: Fans urged to judge Ghana and Crystal Palace striker by team contribution
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Jordan Ayew: Fans urged to judge Ghana and Crystal Palace striker by team contribution

The forward has received backing amid his challenges to put the ball in the back of the net in recent times Misfiring Ghana and Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew should not be judged by goals, Ayew family spokesman Fiifi Tackie has stated. The 30-year-old forward has come under intense criticism for his recent struggles to score, particularly at club level in over 40 matches. Over the course of last season until now, he has netted just once in the Premier League for Palace.
Suarez pleads for forgiveness after netting first goal against former club Barcelona
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Suarez pleads for forgiveness after netting first goal against former club Barcelona

The Uruguayan was reluctant to celebrate as he put his old team-mates to the sword at the Wanda Metropolitano Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez pressed his hands together to ask forgiveness after deepening Barcelona's crisis with his first goal against his former employers on Saturday. The Uruguayan hit late in the first half to put Atletico 2-0 up over the struggling Catalans at the break, which turned out to be the final score. Suarez remained respectful of Barcelona's plight, refusing to celebrate even as his team-mates mobbed him in jubilation. He did, however, also offer a gesture that could be interpreted as a shot as his ex-manager Ronald Koeman.  
Cole: Play Aubameyang in ‘his right position’ and he will give Arsenal goals
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Cole: Play Aubameyang in ‘his right position’ and he will give Arsenal goals

The former England striker explains what the Gunners should do to get the best out of their 32-year-old captain Andy Cole has reminded Arsenal the only way to get the best out of their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is to play him in “his right position.” The 32-year-old Gabon international scored his fifth goal of the season for the Gunners last Sunday when they beat North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at the Emirates and according to the former Manchester United striker, he produced his “best game” because he was played in the right position. “With Aubameyang, play him in his right position – he will score goals. But you can’t have one of your best players playing on the left, chasing back,” Cole told Kelly and Wrighty Show as quoted by The Boot Room.
Iwobi’s lack of Everton impact is harder to defend than ever
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Iwobi’s lack of Everton impact is harder to defend than ever

Ahead of the weekend's game vs Manchester United, there are calls once more from the Toffees' faithful for the Nigeria international to be dropped In Everton's recent defeat to Aston Villa, Rafa Benitez made an interesting decision after an hour, with the score at 0-0. The former Liverpool boss brought off Salomon Rondon, and in the Venezuelan's stead sent on midfielder Andre Gomes. There was a brief moment of confusion before the upshot of that decision became obvious. In the absence of both Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Alex Iwobi, to that point employed in a quite ineffectual brief on the right, would play as the side's centre-forward.  
UCL: What Ronaldo told me after Man Utd’s 2-1 win over Villarreal – Rio Ferdinand
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UCL: What Ronaldo told me after Man Utd’s 2-1 win over Villarreal – Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo told him that he didn’t play well against Villarreal following the Red Devils’ Champions League 2-1 win on Wednesday night. Ferdinand said that Ronaldo also told him that he knew he would score against Villarreal at Old Trafford. Man United defeated Villarreal, thanks to a late goal from Ronaldo. Paco Alcacer had opened the scoring for Villarreal before Alex Telles equalized for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. “He [Ronaldo] text me tonight saying “I didn’t’ play well, but I knew I’d score'” Ferdinand said on BT Sport. “That is the belief that he has. The other players are feeding off it. It is a great place to be. “United’s performance today wasn’t great, it wasn’t at the level Ole wa...
UCL: This is why I’m back – Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to 2-1 win over Villarreal
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UCL: This is why I’m back – Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to 2-1 win over Villarreal

Manchester United superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has said he returned to the club to score goals and make history again. The Portuguese also thanked fans of the club for helping the team throughout their 2-1 win over Villarreal in the Champions League. The Red Devils came back from 1-0 down to beat the Spanish club 2-1 at Old Trafford, keeping their chances of surviving the group stage alive. Alex Telles equalised for the Red Devils, before a stoppage time strike from Cristiano Ronaldo sent Old Trafford into jubilation. United lost their opening Champions League group stage match against Young Boys and were under pressure to return to winning ways against the Yellow Submarine. “Now everything is possible, everything is open and we believe we will go through,” T...
Ivory Coast striker, Sebastien Haller breaks Champions League record as first player to score five goals in first two appearances
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Ivory Coast striker, Sebastien Haller breaks Champions League record as first player to score five goals in first two appearances

Sebastien Haller is now the first player to score five goals in his first two Champions League appearances. The Cote d’Ivoire international achieved this feat following his goal in Ajax’s 2-0 triumph over Besiktas on Tuesday night, September 28 His goal on Tuesday meant that the striker is now the first player in the history of the Champions League to net five or more goals across his first two appearances in the competition. The previous best of four goals had been achieved by Marco van Basten, Diego Simeone, Didier Drogba, and Erling Haaland. Earlier this month in Lisbon, Haller had become the first player to score four goals on his Champions League debut since Marco van Basten for AC Milan against IFK Goteborg in November 1992.
Salah makes Liverpool history with 100th Premier League goal
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Salah makes Liverpool history with 100th Premier League goal

The striker put his side 2-1 ahead in the second half to overtake Roger Hunt as the quickest Red to make his century Mohamed Salah became the fastest Liverpool player ever to reach 100 league goals on Saturday as he temporarily put his side ahead against Brentford in an eventual 3-3 draw. The Egypt international has become a firm favourite at Anfield since arriving at the club from Roma in 2017, and he came through once more to help his side out of a tight situation, with a spot at the top of the Premier League on the line. However, newly promoted Brentford spoiled the landmark finish with an 82-minute goal from Yoane Wissa to level the score.
PSG: Messi’s behaviour in dressing room surprises teammate
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PSG: Messi’s behaviour in dressing room surprises teammate

Paris Saint-Germain right-back Achraf Hakimi has said that he was left surprised by the behaviour of Lionel Messi in the dressing room. Messi joined PSG this summer following Barcelona’s inability to extend his 21-year career in La Liga due to financial constraints. Although Messi is yet to score a goal for the French side, he has been the subject of praise from Hakimi. “For Messi to leave Barça, like everyone else, I didn’t expect it. A dream for me! I played with many great players and the only one I missed was Messi! I am proud to evolve with such a good footballer,” he told French outlet L’Equipe “To progress, I will pay attention to how he trains, how he plays. It will grow the team and each of the players that make it up. We speak the same language, in add...
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.
Cristiano Ronaldo poses with his Guinness World Record certificate for Most Goals in International Football
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Cristiano Ronaldo poses with his Guinness World Record certificate for Most Goals in International Football

Iconic footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has posed with his Guiness World Record certificate after becoming the first footballer to score 111 international goals. He achieved this feat in Portugal vs Ireland's FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday, September 1, where he scored two goals for his country. His Guinness world record of highest number of goals by an international footballer was achieved within the time frame of 2003 and 2021. As Ronaldo posed with the certificate, he expressed his gratitude for being honoured as the world record breaker in international football. ''Thank you to the Guiness World Records. Always good to be recognized as a world record breaker. Let’s keep trying to set the numbers even higher'' he wrote on Instagram
W’Cup qualifiers: Mali beat Rwanda as Kenya, Uganda renew rivalry
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W’Cup qualifiers: Mali beat Rwanda as Kenya, Uganda renew rivalry

The Eagles of Mali started their Group E campaign in the 2022 FIFA World Qualifiers with a 1-0 win over Rwanda at Grand Stade d’Agadir in Morocco on Wednesday evening. They dominated the game which was moved to Morocco as Mali lacked approval of a home stadium. Mohamed Magassouba’s men dominated the game and created the most dangerous chances from the start. The Eagles had an early chance to take the lead when Moussa Djenepo was fouled inside the Rwandan area after 18 minutes. From the penalty kick spot, Djenepo tried to score himself, but was stopped by Rwanda goalkeeper Emery Mvuyekure. Mali however took the lead a couple of minutes later, when Adama Traore put the Eagles ahead after 20 minutes. Rwanda Amavubi tried to find the equaliser, but were stopped by Mal...
Juventus suffer shock defeat in first game after Ronaldo’s return to Man Utd
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Juventus suffer shock defeat in first game after Ronaldo’s return to Man Utd

Juventus suffered a shock 1-0 loss at home to Empoli on Saturday, as they began life without Cristiano Ronaldo. The Turin giants agreed on a deal with Manchester United to sell Ronaldo earlier this week. Other than some long-range efforts from Federico Chiesa, Max Allegri’s men did not threaten to score in the first half. Newly promoted Empoli scored the only goal of the game in the 21st minute when captain Leonardo Mancuso swept the ball home at the far post. After the break, Allegri brought on Alvaro Morata, Dejan Kulusevski and new boy Manuel Locatelli from the bench. But they still struggled to break down the visitors. Juventus now have only one point from their opening two Serie A fixtures.
Ozil reacts to Arsenal’s embarrassing defeat to Man City
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Ozil reacts to Arsenal’s embarrassing defeat to Man City

Mesut Ozil immediately took to Twitter to send a message to Mikel Arteta after Arsenal were hammered by Manchester City to leave them on the foot of the Premier League table. Arsenal lost 5-0 to Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions, with Granit Xhaka seeing red in the first half for a lunge on Joao Cancelo. With fans fuming on Twitter after the loss, Xhaka’s former Gunners teammate Ozil used one of Arteta’s favourite phrases, to sum up the game. The German simply tweeted: “Trust the process” in a nod to Arteta’s unflappable belief that all will come good for the Gunners under him. Arsenal have now lost their first three league games and are yet to even score a goal with the pressure rising on Arteta with his side rooted to the bottom of the table. Arteta left the comfo...
D’Tigers beat Kenya 71-55 in second Afrobasket match
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D’Tigers beat Kenya 71-55 in second Afrobasket match

D’Tigers on Friday continued their winning stteak at the ongoing Afrobasket with a 71-55 win over Kenya in their second group game at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda.PUNCH Sports Extra report The Nigerians won the first quarter 20-8, but they were pegged back by the East Africans, who claimed the second quarter 18-14 to take the score to 34-26 at half time. The Kenyans were the more purposeful side in the third quarter, winning 15-13 but the final quarter ultimately belonged to D’Tigers, who cut down on their fouls and turnovers to win 22-16 for a total score of 71-55. Uzodinma Utomi was Nigeria’s top scorer with 17 points. He added two rebounds, and two steals, while Jeremiah Mordi contributed 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block. Ikenna Ndugba, Jordan Ogundi...
Arteta makes fresh demand after 2-0 defeat
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Arteta makes fresh demand after 2-0 defeat

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has warned that he does not want anyone to feel sorry, following their 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku and Reece James scored for the Blues, as they took away maximum points from their London rivals. For the Gunners, it is their second consecutive loss this season. Arsenal are yet to win or score this season and play Manchester City next in the league. But Arteta, speaking after the match at the Emirates, said: “I don’t want to see anybody feeling sorry for themselves or for the squad, or for the team because that’s not going to help us. “I want a team and individuals who want to fight, that want to face the challenge.”
It can’t always be the Benrahma show’ – West Ham boss Moyes
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It can’t always be the Benrahma show’ – West Ham boss Moyes

The Algerian was in devastating form as he helped the Hammers claim maximum points away to St James' Park West Ham United coach David Moyes cautiously lauded Algeria attacker Said Benrahma, who starred in the club's 4-2 win over Newcastle in Sunday's Premier League outing. The North African was in inspired form as he provided an assist and scored for the Hammers at St James' Park. The 26-year-old found the back of the net in the 53rd minute when he converted a Michail Antonio pass to make the score 2-2.  
EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 1 [See top 10
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EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 1 [See top 10

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

The North African was in inspiring form to help David Moyes' side secure their first three points of the season Algeria forward Said Benrahma scored his 32nd goal in English football across all competitions as West Ham United opened their Premier League season with a 4-2 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park on Sunday. The 26-year-old, who had joined the Hammers permanently from Brentford in the off-season, found the back of the net in the 53rd minute when he converted a Michail Antonio pass to make the score 2-2. The Magpies had opened the scoring in the fifth minute when Callum Wilson headed in an Allan Saint-Maximin cross.
Chelsea coach, Tuchel gives Romelu Lukaku ‘new name’
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Chelsea coach, Tuchel gives Romelu Lukaku ‘new name’

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has given Romelu Lukaku a new name ahead of his side’s UEFA Super Cup final tie with Villarreal on Wednesday night. Tuchel branded Lukaku as a ‘real number nine’, adding that the Belgium international loves to score goals. DAILY POST reports that Lukaku, 28, has flown to London to complete his £97.5million move to Chelsea from Serie A champions, Inter Milan, after undergoing the first part of his medical in Italy on Monday. Asked about Lukaku’s looming arrival, Tuchel told Sky Sports: “Romelu [Lukaku] is one of the guys like [Erling] Haaland at Dortmund, Robert Lewandowski at Bayern [Munich], Harry Kane at Tottenham, who is a real number nine who loves to score and who has a presence in the box. That is not a secret. “The sentence [Tuchel des...
Serie A: Mourinho sent off as Roma receive three red cards, lose 5-2
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Serie A: Mourinho sent off as Roma receive three red cards, lose 5-2

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, was sent off after storming onto the pitch during his side’s pre-season friendly 5-2 defeat to Real Betis on Saturday at Benito Villamarin. Goals from Rodri, Nabi Fekir, Alex Moreno, Cristian Tello and Rober ensured the LaLiga side defeated Roma. Eldor Shomurodov and Gianluca Mancini did score for Mourinho’s side. Mourinho was livid after Lorenzo Pellegrini was given his marching orders by Spanish referee Figueroa Vazquez. After the referee sent him off, Mourinho rushed onto the pitch to express his disapproval. That, in turn, saw him sent off as the former Chelsea and Manchester United furiously remonstrated with the officials. Things went from bad to worse for Roma as Gianluca Mancini was then sent off before Rick Karsdorp also...
Wanyama’s CF Montreal suffer defeat to Inter Miami after Higuain double
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Wanyama’s CF Montreal suffer defeat to Inter Miami after Higuain double

The Argentine striker popped up with two second-half goals to help the Phil Neville-led side return to winning ways Gonzalo Higuain scored two second-half goals to help Inter Miami beat Victor Wanyama's CF Montreal 2-1 in a Major League Soccer match on Saturday. Captained by Kenya international Wanyama, Montreal took the lead courtesy of Joaquin Torres, but two defensive blunders in the second half allowed the Argentine forward to score to give Miami a first win since May 16 Wilfried Nancy’s men had won their last two games against Miami this season, without conceding a goal, and they started strongly as Mathieu Choiniere set up Torres to score the opener in the 20th minute.
Olympics Football: Zambia’s Banda ‘wants to become the best in the world’
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Olympics Football: Zambia’s Banda ‘wants to become the best in the world’

The 21-year-old reveals her target after another top display saw her score three goals against China at Miyagi Stadium Zambia captain Barbra Banda has set the target of becoming the best female footballer in the world after she grabbed her second hat-trick as Zambia drew 4-4 against China at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 21-year-old continued her fine run of form on Saturday after she scored her second hat-trick for the African nation at Miyagi Stadium, the first coming up in the 3-10 defeat against the Netherlands in their Group F opener three days ago. Banda, who features for Chinese club Shanghai Shengli, has said her main target is to make sure she writes history in the game and also make sure she becomes the best player in the world.
‘Feeling fit and strong’ – Spartak Moscow’s Moses ready for new season
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‘Feeling fit and strong’ – Spartak Moscow’s Moses ready for new season

The 30-year-old reveals his readiness to lead the People's Team when the new season gets underway on July 24 Victor Moses has confirmed his readiness to kick off the new campaign with Spartak Moscow after concluding their pre-season. The 30-year-old has enjoyed a good run of form in pre-season as he managed to score four goals in the Parimatch Premier Cup at the Otkritie Bank Arena. The former Chelsea player has taken to his social media pages to confirm his readiness to start in the Russian Premier League.
Balogun on target as Rangers hold Arsenal in pre-season friendly
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Balogun on target as Rangers hold Arsenal in pre-season friendly

The Super Eagles centre-back was among the goals at Ibrox Stadium as both teams struggled to score the winning goal Leon Balogun scored the opening goal in Saturday’s pre-season friendly match as Rangers settled for a 2-2 draw against Arsenal. Balogun placed his header past Arthur Okonkwo to break the deadlock in the 14th minute, following a corner-kick by James Tavernier. The lead did not last long as new Arsenal signing Nuno Tavares drew the teams level with his effort in the 23rd minute.
Hibernian vs Arsenal: Why Gunners lost 2-1 – Mikel Arteta
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Hibernian vs Arsenal: Why Gunners lost 2-1 – Mikel Arteta

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has explained why his team lost 2-1 to Hibernian in a pre-season friendly tie on Tuesday evening. According to Arteta, Arsenal lost to Hibernian at Easter Road because they failed to score after creating many chances against the Scotland club. The Gunners boss also said that his players were a little bit leggy against Hibernian. DAILY POST reports that goals from Martin Boyle and Daniel MacKay ensured Hibernian defeated Arsenal. Emile Smith Rowe did score a goal for the Emirates club. “Well, I’m always disappointed when we lose a football match, but it is the first game, we played with many kids and we only had four training sessions,” Arteta said at his post-match press conference. “We’ve trained really hard and you could see that the pl...
Euro 2020 final: Why I didn’t celebrate after saving Saka’s penalty – Gianluigi Donnarumma
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Euro 2020 final: Why I didn’t celebrate after saving Saka’s penalty – Gianluigi Donnarumma

  Italy goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma has revealed why he did not celebrate after saving Bukayo Saka’s penalty in their Euro 2020 final shootout win against England on Sunday night. Donnarumma quietly walked off after saving Saka’s crucial penalty as his teammates went crazy at Wembley Stadium. Italy and England had missed two spot-kicks, it fell on Saka to score the final, decisive penalty, but his effort was pawed away by Donnarumma to ensure the European Championships would be going to Rome, not home. But rather than celebrating wildly when he sealed the win for Italy, Donnarumma quietly and calmly began walking off before being mobbed by his teammates. Many fans believe his reaction was a sign of his ice-cold, casual behaviour, but now the 22-year-old shot-st...
Ex-Chelsea manager tells Abramovich to sign Haaland even if it upsets Werner
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Ex-Chelsea manager tells Abramovich to sign Haaland even if it upsets Werner

  Former Chelsea manager, Glenn Hoddle, has urged the club owner, Roman Abramovich, to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer even if it costs Timo Werner a starting spot in Thomas Tuchel’s squad. Chelsea has been linked with a transfer move for Haaland this summer. Haaland has scored 57 goals in 59 games since arriving at Dortmund 18 months ago. “Haaland is a different story, to be honest,” Hoddle said when speaking to Football London about replacing Timo Werner. “If you can go and get him then you go and get him and worry about Werner and other players after. If you have the luxury of doing it then you do it. “Werner is a strange one. I think there is one more season where I would not throw out the baby out with the bathwater because he is so close...
Copa America: Lucas Paqueta sends Brazil into final after win over Peru
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Copa America: Lucas Paqueta sends Brazil into final after win over Peru

Brazil on Tuesday morning defeated Peru 1-0 in the semi-final of the Copa America. Lucas Paqueta scored the only goal of the match in the first to ensure Brazil qualify for the Copa America final ahead of Peru. Neymar set up Paqueta to score the only goal as hosts Brazil beat Peru at the Olympic Stadium. The semi-final was a repeat of the last final, two years ago, when a Brazil team shorn of the injured Neymar also triumphed on home soil. Brazil will face either Argentina or Colombia in the final on July 11 at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana stadium. Argentina and Colombia will tackle each other in the semi-final on Wednesday morning.
Moses scores for Spartak Moscow a day after leaving Chelsea
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Moses scores for Spartak Moscow a day after leaving Chelsea

The 30-year-old celebrated his permanent switch to Moscow with a goal as his side drew in the friendly at Landskron Stadium Victor Moses celebrated his transfer move to Spartak Moscow by scoring a goal as his side settled for a 2-2 draw against Slovenian PrvaLiga side NK cBravo at Landskron Stadium on Friday. The 30-year-old penned a two-year contract with the People's Team on Friday to end a nine-year stay with Chelsea after the club triggered a clause that allows them to sign him permanently following their qualification for next season's Champions League. And immediately after making his move permanent, the former Super Eagle was in fine form for the Moscow side as he played for 72nd minutes in his first start this season and after they had gone down 1-0 courtesy of Miha Kancilij...
Denmark make European Championship history after thrashing Wales to reach quarter-finals
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Denmark make European Championship history after thrashing Wales to reach quarter-finals

Kasper Hjulmand's side are through to the last eight and gaining momentum after two thumping back-to-back victories Denmark made European Championship history after thrashing Wales 4-0 to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. Two goals from Kasper Dolberg and late strikes from Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite completed a convincing victory for Kasper Hjulmand's side in Amsterdam. In doing so they became the first team to score four or more goals in successive games in European Championship history, with their 4-1 win over Russia still fresh in the memory.
Sadiq: UD Almeria set price for Sevilla-linked Nigeria international
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Sadiq: UD Almeria set price for Sevilla-linked Nigeria international

The attacker scored 22 goals for the Segunda Division side to attract the attention of some top-flight teams Spanish side UD Almeria have refused to accept the €16 million offer from La Liga side Getafe for the services of Nigeria international forward Umar Sadiq Mesbah, according to a report in the Spanish media. The 24-year-old attacker was at his best for the Rojiblancos in the just-concluded season in the Segunda Division, where he managed to score a total of 22 goals for his team in both the second division and Copa del Rey. Getafe believe the West African has what it takes to improve them, especially on the attacking front. Last season, they scored just 28 goals in 38 league matches, conceding 43 in the process and went on to finish the campaign in the 15th position.
Euro 2020: You’re a Bad Captain – Fans slam Ronaldo after Hungary match
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Euro 2020: You’re a Bad Captain – Fans slam Ronaldo after Hungary match

  Some football fans have labelled Cristiano Ronaldo as being a bad captain and leader. They hit at the Juventus superstar for reacting angrily after Diogo Jota failed to pass the ball to him in their opening Group F match against Hungary at the ongoing Euro 2020 on Tuesday. Ronaldo scored two of Portugal’s three goals on the night to put them top of the group after France beat Germany by a lone goal. He missed a sitter and Jota failed to hit the back of the net with his chance – to the dismay of his captain who reacted furiously on the pitch as he felt he was in a better position to shoot. And the Juventus man appeared to carry that anger into the break with a video showing him fuming at the Liverpool star. The clip suggested that the Juventus forward was still ...
Ramsey, Roberts put Wales on verge of knockout stages
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Ramsey, Roberts put Wales on verge of knockout stages

Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts gave Wales a 2-0 win over Turkey in Baku to put them on the verge of a Euro 2020 last-16 spot. Ramsey, who had already missed two excellent chances to score, chested down and slotted home Bale's sumptuous 20-yard diagonal ball to set Wales on the way to their first win of the tournament three minutes before half-time. Bale would later win a penalty for a foul by Zeki Celik but would blaze the spot-kick over the bar, leaving Wales a nervous ending to the game until Roberts turned home Bale's run from a short corner in the final seconds of second-half injury time to leave Wales' fans in tears and their country on the brink of reaching the knock-out stages. By adding a victory to their point earned against Switzerland on Saturday, Robert...
Messi Overtakes Ronaldo to Become Highest Scorer of Free kicks
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Messi Overtakes Ronaldo to Become Highest Scorer of Free kicks

Lionel Messi’s goal for Argentina in their 1-1 draw with Chile at the Copa America, has seen him surpass Cristiano Ronaldo, as the active footballer to score the most free kicks. He has now scored 57 free kicks in his career, one more than Portugal captain, Ronaldo. Messi is however five goals short of Diego Maradona’s record of 62 free kicks. The Barcelona superstar also became Argentina’s all-time leading goalscorer in official games with his strike, bagging his 39th goal in 98 games and overtaking Gabriel Batistuta. Messi has scored a total of 73 goals for Argentina. The 33-year-old also joined Americo Tesoriere (1920-25) as the only player to have featured in six Copa Americas for Argentina.
Cristiano Ronaldo Should Leave Italy, so I can have Peace – Mourinho
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Cristiano Ronaldo Should Leave Italy, so I can have Peace – Mourinho

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has joked that he wants Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Italy, so he can have peace. Mourinho will be coaching in Serie A next season, following his sack at Tottenham Hotspur in April. He will replace Paulo Fonseca at Roma and is likely to come up against his compatriot Ronaldo in Serie A. Both men have worked together at Real Madrid and Mourinho is very aware of the threat Ronaldo carries. “He should leave Italy now and leave me in peace!” Mourinho joked in an interview with talkSPORT. “Everybody says, and I say the same, he is not 25 any more. He is 36 and he doesn’t score 50 goals, but how many did he score? The record is [still] incredible, the numbers speak by themselves.” Ronaldo turns 37 next season, but scored 29 times in Serie A last s...
Euro 2020: Mancini Reacts as Italy open with 3-0 win Over Turkey
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Euro 2020: Mancini Reacts as Italy open with 3-0 win Over Turkey

  Italy manager, Roberto Mancini, has described their 3-0 win over Turkey as “an important win”. The Azzurris opened the Euro 2020 with a big-margin victory on Friday night. Merih Demiral’s own goal gave Mancini’s men the lead, before Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne added late goals. However, Mancini warned there is a long road to go until a possible Wembley final. “It was important to start well in Rome and I think it is a satisfaction for the public and for Italians. “It was a beautiful evening, I hope there are many others, but there are still six more for Wembley. “We played a good match, even in the first half without being able to score. A great team. There was a lot of help from the crowd,” Mancini said after the match played at a Stadio Olimpico....
Euro 2020: Tension in France Camp as Mbappe ‘Rejects’ Giroud’s Apology
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Euro 2020: Tension in France Camp as Mbappe ‘Rejects’ Giroud’s Apology

  Kylian Mbappe has rejected an apology from his France teammate, Olivier Giroud, over remarks he made after their 3-0 win over Bulgaria on Tuesday. This has led to tension in the camp of the world champions, as they seek success in Euro 2020. Giroud came off the bench in the second half to score twice against the Bulgarians. After the game, the Chelsea striker said: “‘Sometimes you make the runs and the ball is not arriving. Perhaps we could have found each other better, there it is.” Mbappe was furious by his comments and even asked coach Didier Deschamps if he could call a press conference to give his side of the story, as he felt they were directed at him. RMC Sport reports Deschamps rejected his request, but the issue appears to have deepened. Giroud has ...
Kim Kardashian failed baby bar exam a second time
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Kim Kardashian failed baby bar exam a second time

Kim Kardashian failed the baby bar exam a second time and the moment she checked her result online was captured on the series finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.   The mum of four, who was disappointed after she failed the first baby bar exam, said she "wanted a miracle" the second time around.   While checking her result after taking the baby bar the second time, Kim had the lawyers who had been mentoring her on the phone. But the mood in the room instantly changed when Kim found out she did not pass the test again.   Kim said: "I failed! This is really annoying."   To make matters worse, Kim's score in the second baby bar was less than her score the first time she took it.   "Total scaled score: 463. I pretty much got the same...

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