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EPL: Why I’m Struggling at Chelsea – Timo Werner
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EPL: Why I’m Struggling at Chelsea – Timo Werner

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has revealed why he is struggling at Stamford Bridge this season. Werner has so far scored just five goals in 30 appearances in the Premier League for Chelsea this season. The 25-year-old joined Chelsea last summer transfer window from Red Bull Leipzig but has yet to recapture his previous stunning form at the Bundesliga side. The Germany international is now saying that ‘crazy stuff’ in his head has contributed to his Chelsea struggles but feels he is in the right place mentally to succeed now. “I don’t think I missed the quality to score goals in maybe a half year. When I first came to Chelsea in the first 12 games, I had eight goals, so it was nearly the same as in Leipzig,” Werner told the club’s Youtube channel. “Then there co...
Red-Hot Iheanacho Is Sixth Nigerian To Score 30 Or More Goals In The Premier League
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Red-Hot Iheanacho Is Sixth Nigerian To Score 30 Or More Goals In The Premier League

Kelechi Iheanacho joined the exclusive list of Nigerian players to have scored 30 or more goals in the English Premier League after netting in Leicester City’s 3-0 home win against West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night. Iheanacho scored Leicester City’s third goal of the evening nine minutes before the break after a superb team move. The goal was his ninth in the Premier League this season. The effort also took the Super Eagles striker’s tally to 13 goals in all competitions in 2021. The Nigeria international surpassed his previous record of eight goals in a league season which was achieved after 26 matches in the 2015-16 campaign at Manchester City. The striker has now scored 30 goals in 136 appearances for Leicester City and his former club Manc...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Sign new one-year Contract with AC Milan Worth Around €6m
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Sign new one-year Contract with AC Milan Worth Around €6m

Sweden and AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to put pen to paper on a new one-year contract with AC Milan. The contract, worth around €6 million (£5m/$7m) a year plus €1m in additional bonuses, is due to be announced by the club according to reports. Ibrahimovic, 39, joined Milan in December 2019 on a free transfer and has been one of their best performers helping them fight for the league title this season. Milan have already teased the announcement on social media writing on Twitter: "What'Z happening?" and an hour-glass emoji. Ibrahimovic has scored 15 goals in just 17 Serie A games this season . Speaking back in March, Ibrahimovic stated he will like to remain at the club. He told Rai Play: "Let’s see [about a renewal]. "If [Milan technical director] Pao...
En-Nesyri Matches Kanoute’s Sevilla Feat With Levante Strike
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En-Nesyri Matches Kanoute’s Sevilla Feat With Levante Strike

 The Morocco international is the joint-third player to have scored so many goals in his first 50 games for Los Nervionenses Youssef En-Nesyri has matched Frederic Kanoute’s Sevilla goalscoring mark with his effort against Levante in Wednesday’s La Liga showing. A 53rd-minute effort by the Morocco international powered Julen Lopetegui’s men past Paco Lopez’s Frogs in the keenly contested affair at the Ciutat de Valencia. Profiting from a Suso through ball, En-Nesyri unleashed a left-footed shot from close range to the bottom right corner of keeper Dani Cardenas' goal. Boasting 21 goals since he joined from Leganes, the 23-year-old became the third-joint Sevilla player alongside the Malian legend to score more in their first 50 games in this century.
Aguero Confirms his Next Club
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Aguero Confirms his Next Club

Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has told his family and close friends that he will be joining Barcelona next season, SportingLife reports. Last month, Aguero confirmed he will be leaving The Etihad at the end of the current campaign. It will bring an end to his 10-year stay with City. During that time, the Argentine has scored 257 goals in 385 games. Tottenham, Chelsea and Leeds United have all been linked with Aguero, with the option of him staying in England seemingly on the table for the striker. A return to Spain has also emerged as another possibility for Aguero. The 32-year-old made 230 appearances for Atletico Madrid between 2006 and 2011, netting 100 times. However, it is Barcelona who are believed to be close to landing Aguero
Arsenal vs Everton: Kanu Nwankwo Opens up on Alex Iwobi’s Exit From Gunners
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Arsenal vs Everton: Kanu Nwankwo Opens up on Alex Iwobi’s Exit From Gunners

Arsenal hero, Kanu Nwankwo, has opened up on Alex Iwobi’s exit from the Gunners. Arsenal sold Iwobi, who spent 15 years at Emirates, to Everton for around £30 million in 2019 during Unai Emery’s regime. But Kanu is now insisting that he was “surprised” Arsenal sold Iwobi to Everton, adding that Mikel Arteta’s side would be a “better team” if he was still at the North London club. “I was surprised they let Alex Iwobi go when they did,” Kanu told Ladbrokes ahead of Arsenal’s home Premier League clash with Everton on Friday. “He was supposed to be a part of this team, and I think they would be a better team with him in it. He’s Arsenal blood, and he’s always given his all for the team. “He plays at an international level. “I believe he’d be much more comfortable in this ...
FA Cup: Iheanacho Sets up Chelsea vs Leicester City final
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FA Cup: Iheanacho Sets up Chelsea vs Leicester City final

  Kelechi Iheanacho scored a second-half winner, as Leicester City beat Southampton in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final. The Super Eagles forward tucked away his own rebound from Jamie Vardy’s cutback to seal a narrow victory. Leicester will now face Chelsea in the final on May 15. The Blues eliminated Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday. Hakim Ziyech scored the only goal, as Thomas Tuchel’s men won 1-0 at Wembley. The final is expected to be played in front of a limited number of fans, as English football plots the return of supporters.
Ligue 1: Moffi’s Brace Not Enough As Lorient Fall Away To Marseille
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Ligue 1: Moffi’s Brace Not Enough As Lorient Fall Away To Marseille

Terem Moffi scored twice as Lorient fell to a 3-2 away defeat to Olympic Marseille in their French Ligue 1 clash at the Orange Velodrome on Saturday, reports NGNewsHub.com. Moffi put Lorient ahead on 19 minutes after he was set by Congo Democratic Republic forward Yoane Wissa. The hosts fought with Dmitri Payet netting the equaliser in the 53rd minute. Paul Lirola gave Marseille the lead for the first time in the game three minutes later. Moffi then netted for the second time in the game 20 minutes from time. The 21-year-old has now scored 11 goals in 27 league appearances for Lorient this season. Lirola bagged the winning goal for Marseille in stoppage time.
Idowu Ends Six Months Goal Drought As Khimki Lose Away 
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Idowu Ends Six Months Goal Drought As Khimki Lose Away 

Brian Idowu got Khimki’s only goal but it was not enough as they lost 3-1 away to FK Akhmat, in the Russian Premier League on Saturday, NGNewsHub.com reports. It was Idowu’s first goal since October 25 2020, in a 2-0 awau win against Rostov. Idowu scored with just two minutes left against Akhmat which was just a consolation. The 28-year-old has now scored three goals in 24 appearances in the Russian top-flight this campaign. Khimki currently occupy eight position on 38 points in the 16-team league table.
Chelsea End City’s Quadruple bid to Claim FA Cup Final Spot
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Chelsea End City’s Quadruple bid to Claim FA Cup Final Spot

Chelsea ended Manchester City's quadruple bid as Hakim Ziyech's goal secured a 1-0 win at Wembley to send Thomas Tuchel's side through to the FA Cup final. Ziyech converted Timo Werner's squared pass after Chelsea sprang the Manchester City offside trap 10 minutes into the second half and the goal proved decisive in a game of few chances. City could yet face Chelsea again in the Champions League final after both sides advanced in Europe earlier this week, but they were well below par at Wembley and their problems were compounded by an injury to Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian was forced off early in the second half, making him a doubt for next weekend's Carabao Cup final against Tottenham, and Pep Guardiola's side were unable to muster a response after Ziyech's strike despite dom...
Arsenal vs Fulham: No more excuses – Arteta fires warning to Pepe
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Arsenal vs Fulham: No more excuses – Arteta fires warning to Pepe

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has warned Nicolas Pepe that his period of “adaptation” at the club is over and there are “no excuses” not to perform from now on. Pepe joined the Gunners in a club record £72million transfer. The Ivorian winger scored a goal in each of the two legs of Arsenal’s 5-1 aggregate Europa League win over Slavia Prague, but has struggled to perform consistently throughout his time at the Emirates. Arteta admits it has taken time for Pepe to settle, although he was clear that the period of transition has to end. “Nico has this ability – it depends on him, we can help him as much as we want but he needs to have the right mindset and consistency to do what he can do. “Because that is the level that we are going to ask of him, the level I am...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: I’m Really Sorry – Son Heung-min
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: I’m Really Sorry – Son Heung-min

  Tottenham Hotspur forward, Son Heung-min, has said that he was really sorry for his side’s 3-1 home defeat against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday. Son, who scored a goal against Man United, said he felt bad because he really wanted to win the encounter. Man United defeated Jose Mourinho’s side, thanks to goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood. The defeat against Arsenal means Tottenham are now six points behind fourth-placed West Ham with seven games remaining. “It’s a really sad afternoon. I am really not bothered about the goal,” Son told Tottenham’s website. “I really wanted to win, especially after the last game [at Newcastle] when I came on, back from injury, we were leading and drew. “I don’t know what to say – I’m reall...
‘It Was A Good Goal’ Gerrard Hails Aribo’s Superb Strike Vs Hibernian
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‘It Was A Good Goal’ Gerrard Hails Aribo’s Superb Strike Vs Hibernian

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has heaped plaudits on Joe Aribo after the midfielder scored a stunning goal in Sunday’s 2-1 home win against Hibernian, reports NGNewsHub.com. Aribo put the home team ahead in the 19th minute after he was set up Kemar Roofe. “I thought for large periods of the game, again, we were really strong,” Gerrard told RangersTV. “I thought we deserved the win over the course of the 90 minutes. “The first half an hour of the game, we played with a lot of control and a lot of style, and we deserved to take the lead. “It was a good goal from Joe Aribo and then I thought the last 15 minutes of the first half, we didn’t finish the half really well at all. “So we needed to reset that in the second half. Again, we came out strong, Ryan scored a world-clas...
Premier League: Iheanacho’s Brace Not Enough As Leicester Lose Away To West Ham 
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Premier League: Iheanacho’s Brace Not Enough As Leicester Lose Away To West Ham 

Super Eagles in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored two goals but it was not enough as Leicester lost 3-2 away to West Ham United, Mycelebrityandi.com reports. Iheanacho now has eight goals in the Premier League this season and has taken his tally to 14 in 30 appearances in all competitions. Also in action for Leicester was Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi. A brace from Jesse Lingard (29th, 44th minutes) and a solitary strike from Jarrod Bowen (48th minute) saw West Ham race to a 3-0 lead. With 20 minutes left Iheanacho pulled a goal back for Leicester as he turned and scored from distance. And in the 91st minute Iheanacho grabbed his second to make it 3-2 but West Ham held on for the points. West Ham move up to fourth place on 55 points usurping Chelsea while L...
Bayern 2-3 PSG: Kylian Mbappe Scores Twice as Paris St-Germain Beat Title Holders, Bayern Munich in Champions League Quarter-final
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Bayern 2-3 PSG: Kylian Mbappe Scores Twice as Paris St-Germain Beat Title Holders, Bayern Munich in Champions League Quarter-final

European and World champions, Bayern Munich were stunned by PSG as they suffered their first champions league defeat since March 2019 on Wednesday night, April 7, losing 2-3 at home. PSG took an early lead through star boy Kylian Mbappe after making an aggressive start as Bayern showed just how much they missed the absent Lewandowski. Marquinhos scored PSG’s second, before Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller both struck for a Bayern team that played with an intensity and intent that bordered lacked that magical finishing touch that Lewandowski had become known for. Bayern fought back well, taking control in the second half to make it 2-2 but PSG struck on the counter to secure their advantage. Fresh from outshining Lionel Messi in the previous round, Mbap...
Former Chelsea Striker, Alexandre Pato Becomes one of the First Footballers to get the First Covid Vaccine
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Former Chelsea Striker, Alexandre Pato Becomes one of the First Footballers to get the First Covid Vaccine

Former Chelsea and AC Milan, Alexandre Pato has revealed he's received the first Coronavirus vaccine in the US. The 31-year-old Brazilian footballer who plays for Orlando City, Florida, in the MLS, shared photos of himself and his wife Rebeca Abravanel receiving the first dose on Monday, April 5. The caption read: 'Today me and my wife got the first vaccine shot, it's great to see that better days are coming! 'If you live in Florida and are 18+ (16+ for Pfizer vaccine) you can now register online to get the COVID-19 vaccine'' 'Go get yours and let's get through this together.'' he wrote Pato scored 63 goals in 150 appearances for AC Milan between 2007 and 2013. He also scored one goal in two appearances for Chelsea in 2016 and earned 27 caps for Brazil, in which ...
Chelsea 2 – 5 West Bromwich : Thomas Tuchel suffers first defeat as Chelsea manager in 7 goal thriller
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Chelsea 2 – 5 West Bromwich : Thomas Tuchel suffers first defeat as Chelsea manager in 7 goal thriller

The English Premiere  league kick started shockingly as relegation-threatened West Brom won 5-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, April 13, inflicting Thomas Tuchel's first defeat as Chelsea manager in emphatic fashion. Chelsea were down to 10 men for the most part of the game after Thiago Silva's red card just moments after the Blues had taken the lead through Christian Pulisic in the first half. But West Brom, fighting for their lives in the relegation battle played  brilliant football against Chelsea in the Blues' own backyard. Two goals from Matheus Pereira flipped the game in first half stoppage time, before Callum Robinson made it 3-1 and Mbaye Diagne added the fourth goal for West Brom. Mason Mount scored what proved to be a consolation goal to make it 4-2, and wit...
Inter Milan Set Price Tag for Lukaku amid Interest From Chelsea, others
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Inter Milan Set Price Tag for Lukaku amid Interest From Chelsea, others

  Inter Milan has set a price tag for their striker, Romelu Lukaku, amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester City. Lukaku has been strongly linked with a move to rejoin Chelsea this summer transfer window. According to Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan will only allow Lukaku to leave Antonio Conte’s side if potential suitors can pay the sum of £102 million for the forward. Inter Milan know they need to sell at least one of their top players this summer transfer window to recoup losses of around £115m for the 2020-21 financial year. Lukaku’s current contract with Inter Milan will expire in 2024. The 27-year-old joined Chelsea as an 18-year-old back in 2011 but played just 15 games for the west London club before joining Everton. The Belgium international estab...
Germany vs North Macedonia: I’m sorry for Chelsea striker, Timo Werner – Ilkay Gundogan
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Germany vs North Macedonia: I’m sorry for Chelsea striker, Timo Werner – Ilkay Gundogan

Germany midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, has said that he is ‘sorry’ for teammate Timo Werner after the striker’s huge miss in their side’s 2-1 home shock defeat against North Macedonia in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday night. Goals from Goran Pandev and Eljif Elmas ensured North Macedonia defeated Germany at the MSV-Arena Stadium. Gundogan scored a penalty in the 63rd minute for Joachim Löw’s side. Werner had missed a huge opportunity to score in Macedonia’s penalty area after receiving a pass from Gundogan in the second half during the encounter. Reacting to Werner’s miss after the game, Gundogan showed sympathy towards the 25-year-old forward. “I’m sorry for Timo,” Gundogan said at his post-match press conference. “He’s the one who wants to score the most. “We ha...
Real Madrid Identifies Zidane’s Replacement
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Real Madrid Identifies Zidane’s Replacement

  Real Madrid could appoint club legend, Raul Gonzalez, if they are unable to convince Zinedine Zidane to sign a new contract, according to Diario AS. Zidane has just over one year left on his current deal. The Frenchman has regularly cast doubt on his future since he returned for a second spell as Los Blancos boss in 2019. While Los Blancos chiefs still hope Zidane will commit his future to the club, they have lined up two targets in case he departs. Real’s president, Florentino Perez, is keen on Raul and outgoing Germany boss Joachim Low. Low will leave his role after this summer’s European Championship, while Raul is considered the more likely candidate. Raul scored 323 goals in 741 appearances for the club during his playing days.
Benzema’s Sex Tape Trial: Real Madrid Striker Reacts as Court Fixes Date
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Benzema’s Sex Tape Trial: Real Madrid Striker Reacts as Court Fixes Date

Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, has reacted after it emerged he will appear in court for his alleged involvement in blackmailing former France teammate, Mathieu Valbuena, over a sex tape. Recall that the Versailles prosecutor’s office had said on Tuesday that Benzema would face trial in court from October 20-22 this year for his alleged role in the Valbuena sex tape blackmail plot six years ago. The 33-year-old is suspected of pressuring Valbuena in 2015 to pay blackmailers who threatened to reveal an intimate video in which Valbuena featured. Reacting to the development, Benzema responded on his Instagram story, writing alongside a screenshot of the news: ‘Yes, finally. Let the masquerade end forever.’ Meanwhile, Benzema has not played for France since October 2015 aft...
Gareth Southgate Hails Ollie Watkins “Fairytale”
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Gareth Southgate Hails Ollie Watkins “Fairytale”

Gareth Southgate hailed Ollie Watkins’ “fantasy” England debut after the Aston Villa striker scored in a 5-0 win against San Marino in Thursday’s opening World Cup qualifier. Only four years prior, Watkins was playing in English football’s fourth level with Exeter. The 25-year-old has appreciated a fleeting ascent from that point forward, joining Brentford in 2017 preceding moving to Villa a year ago in the wake of completing as top scorer in the Championship. He has scored multiple times in his first mission with the Premier League club, procuring a lady England call-up and an introduction against minnows San Marino at Wembley. With England four objectives up because of Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s support, a first worldwide objective for James Ward-Prowse and Raheem Sterling’s strike, ...
AFCON 2022: All the countries that have qualified so far
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AFCON 2022: All the countries that have qualified so far

  After Thursday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, half of the teams that will play at the tournament have been confirmed. Comoros, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana and Egypt have joined Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Tunisia and hosts Cameroon in January’s tournament. Gambia qualified for their first-ever AFCON after a 1-0 win over Angola. Assan Ceesay netted the winning goal after an hour, ensuring The Gambia clinched one of the two tickets from Group D. The other slot was secured by Gabon who beat DR Congo 3-0. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Denis Bouanga, and Aaron Boupendza scored the goals for the Panthers. Egypt’s 1-1 draw with Kenya, was enough to get the point they needed in Group G to qualify, while Ghana drew 1-1 in South Africa to make it throu...
Prepare Yourself For not Making it at Manchester United – Rashford tells Players
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Prepare Yourself For not Making it at Manchester United – Rashford tells Players

  Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has advised youngster players to prepare themselves for not making it at the club. According to the England forward, this will help them not to get too down if they fail to make it at Old Trafford. Rashford has been in fine form for United this season, scoring 18 goals and providing 12 assists in 45 appearances. He made breakthrough in the United first team in 2016 and has now scored 90 goals in 273 games. Speaking to Jay Shetty’s podcast for #ILoveUnited, the 23-year-old gave an insight into his own mind. “Just to try and improve every day,” Rashford said. “But making it at United is different to making it as a footballer. As a youngster, you have to prepare yourself for not making it at United, just in order for no...
How Diego Maradona Practised ‘Hand of God’ Goal against England – Teammate, Valdano opens up
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How Diego Maradona Practised ‘Hand of God’ Goal against England – Teammate, Valdano opens up

  Diego Maradona’s former teammate, Jorge Valdano , has revealed how the Argentina football great practised his famous ‘Hand of God’ goal he scored against England at the 1986 World Cup on the training ground before the match. The late football icon captained the South American giants when they won the 1986 World Cup. Maradona helped Argentina to knock England out of the World Cup in the quarter-finals by punching the ball past Peter Shilton and into the net with his hand. Maradona died at the age of 60 in November last year Gary Lineker scored a consolation goal for the Three Lions in the 81st minute, with England losing the match 2-1. “He had worked on it in training. It wasn’t the first time,” Valdano said in “D10S” a book on Maradona. “When I took corners ...
Atletito Madrid player, Luis Suarez joins Messi and Ronaldo in 500-goal club
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Atletito Madrid player, Luis Suarez joins Messi and Ronaldo in 500-goal club

Atletico Madrid and Uruguay striker, Luis Suarez, is now among the 500 goal club after scoring in a crucial La Liga victory against Alaves on Sunday night, March 21. Luis Suarez netted the goal in the 54th minute of Atletico Madrid's clash with Alaves as he headed home a cross from Kieran Trippier to give the La Liga's leaders the lead. The goal was Suarez's 19th league goal of the season, with only Lionel Messi having more in La Liga this season, with 21. Suarez is now the first Uruguayan player to ever reach the 500 goal landmark. At Barcelona he scored 198, at Ajax he netted 111 goals while he scored 82 times during his stay at Liverpool. For his country, Suarez has scored 63 times, while he scored 15 for his old clubs Groningen and 12 for Nacional. Suarez is only ...
Oliseh Reacts as Iheanacho’s Brace Dumps Man Utd out
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Oliseh Reacts as Iheanacho’s Brace Dumps Man Utd out

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Sunday Oliseh, has hailed Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfried Ndidi, for putting Nigeria’s name on the football map. Iheanacho scored twice as Leicester City beat Manchester United 3-1 in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday. The Nigerian forward, who was making his 15th start of the campaign, also set up another goal for Youri Tielemans. “Bravo 4 tonight, @Kelechi72 & @Ndidi25 are maybe on the way to bringing Nigeria back to Top club football, Makes me proud,” Oliseh tweeted. Iheanacho is now one of only two players, along with Sergio Aguero, to score 20 or more goals in England’s cup competitions over the last six years. He has bagged 12 goals in total and provided five assists in 28 appearances across all competitions this season, amid oth...
Leicester vs Man United: What Brendan Rodgers said about Iheanacho after FA Cup win
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Leicester vs Man United: What Brendan Rodgers said about Iheanacho after FA Cup win

  Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has said that Kelechi Iheanacho is at the top of his game after the striker scored a brace in his side’s FA Cup quarter-final 3-1 win against Manchester United on Sunday. Rodgers explained that Iheanacho always contributes to the Leicester squad, adding that the Nigerian international is a different structure in the attack line. Leicester eliminated Man United from the FA Cup, thanks to a brace from Iheanacho and a strike from Youri Tielemans as Mason Greenwood’s goal was not enough for the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. The Foxes will now face Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final. “Kelechi has always contributed,” Rodgers told BBC. “Maybe his confidence was lower, but he works so hard every day and always comes in and giv...
FA Cup: Man City, Southampton Qualify for Semi-finals
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FA Cup: Man City, Southampton Qualify for Semi-finals

  Manchester City and Southampton on Saturday booked their places in this year’s FA Cup semi-final. The Premier League leaders beat Everton 2-0, thanks to late goals from Ilkay Gundgoan and Kevin De Bruyne. The victory keeps City’s quadruple hopes alive this season. Pep Guardiola has now guided the Etihad side to the FA Cup semi-finals for the third season in a row. In the first match of the day, Southampton thrashed South Coast rivals Bournemouth 3-0. Nathan Redmond netted twice and Moussa Djenepo also scored to secure a place in the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2017-18.
Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s all-time Record Goalscorer is Dead
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Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s all-time Record Goalscorer is Dead

Peter Lorimer, English Premier League side, Leeds United’s all-time record goalscorer is dead. Lorimer died at the aged of 74 after a long illness. During his playing days, Lorimer scored 238 goals in 705 appearances during his 23-year stint at Leeds. Lorimer, a former Scotland international, helped Leeds win two league titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup. He scored in the European Cup final between Leeds United and Bayern Munich in 1975 but his goal was controversially ruled out as Leeds went on to lose the game 2-0. “It is with great sadness, Leeds United has learned of the passing of club legend Peter Lorimer this morning at the age of 74 following a long-term illness,’ read a statement from Leeds. “Peter’s contribution to Leeds United will never be forgotten and...
Ranking Every Nigerian Who Scored A Premier League Hat-trick
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Ranking Every Nigerian Who Scored A Premier League Hat-trick

Few African nations—if any—have as strong a legacy in the Premier League as Nigeria, with greats such as Joseph Yobo, Jay-Jay Okocha and Finidi George all having tasted life in the top flight. However, which of Nigeria’s top stars have achieved the laudable feat of having scored a hat-trick in the Premier League? In this feature, Goal’s Ed Dove celebrates the quintet of Super Eagles frontmen to have scored three goals in a Prem fixture. 5. Kelechi Iheanacho Iheanacho became the latest Nigerian to score a Prem hat-trick this weekend when he netted three times for Leicester City in their 5-0 rout of Sheffield United. It was a truly emphatic display by the striker, who finally begun to answer some of the critics who have doubted his ability to either replace Jamie Vardy or ...
Man Utd vs AC Milan: Bruno Fernandes ‘refusing’ to sign new Man Utd contract
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Man Utd vs AC Milan: Bruno Fernandes ‘refusing’ to sign new Man Utd contract

Bruno Fernandes is refusing to put pen to paper on a new five-year contract at Manchester United, unless he is given assurances about future transfer plans, the UK Sun reports. Fernandes has become one of United’s most important players since joining from Sporting Lisbon in January 2019. The Portugal international has scored 35 goals and provided 21 assists in 63 appearances in all competitions. Fernandes, 26, signed a five-and-a-half year deal worth £100,000-a-week when he joined United and he has been offered a new five-year contract which would see his wages increase to £200,000-a-week. However, it is believed that Fernandes wants to know how the club plans to continue making progress before he commits. United will continue their hunt for silverware this Thursday, whe...
Paul Scholes Tells Martial how he Can Become Man United’s Main Striker
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Paul Scholes Tells Martial how he Can Become Man United’s Main Striker

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has told striker, Anthony Martial, how he can become the club’s main striker. Scholes said the France international could establish himself as the Red Devils’ first-choice centre forward and score 30 goals per season if he develops a “ruthless streak”. Martial was impressive in Man United’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday as he won an early penalty during the encounter. “Today against Manchester City, I thought they were excellent on the counter-attack. I thought Martial was really good as he (Solskjaer) said in the interview,” Scholes told Premier League Productions. “He’s not scored today, he’s had a great opportunity to score, but the other things he did meant he was a real threat. He was working hard. “He has qua...
‘I’ll take this to my grave!’ – Barcelona wonderkid Moriba overjoyed after scoring first senior goal
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‘I’ll take this to my grave!’ – Barcelona wonderkid Moriba overjoyed after scoring first senior goal

The youngster's wonder-strike helped seal victory against Osasuna to keep Barca in touch with leaders Atletico Ilaix Moriba said he'll never forget his first Barcelona goal and "will take it to my grave" after he scored in a 2-0 win against Osasuna on Saturday. The 18-year-old collected Lionel Messi’s pass on the edge of the area before cutting on his left foot and curling a wonderful effort into the top corner, doubling Barca's advantage after Jordi Alba's first-half strike. The win moved Ronald Koeman’s side to within two points of leaders Atletico Madrid, who take on their city rivals Real on Sunday.
Burnley vs Arsenal: I’m Really Disappointed, we Gave Them Hope – Arteta
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Burnley vs Arsenal: I’m Really Disappointed, we Gave Them Hope – Arteta

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has expressed disappointment following his side’s Premier League 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday afternoon. The Spaniard said that Arsenal gave Burnley hope during the encounter because the Gunners allowed the host to score a goal in a situation they trained for. Goals from Chris Wood and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured both Arsenal and Burnley shared a point each at Turf Moor. “I’m really disappointed with the result, but the reality is that we generated so many big chances but only scored one goal,” Arteta told Arsenal Media after the game. “When you do that, and then you give a goal to the opponent as we did, then you don’t get the referee’s decision when it is clear and obvious, then it becomes really difficult to win a football...
Mourinho Blasts Zidane Over Gareth Bale’s Form
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Mourinho Blasts Zidane Over Gareth Bale’s Form

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

The towering Harambee Star scored his fourth goal for the Qatari club as they qualified for the semi-finals on Tuesday Kenya international Michael Olunga was on target to help Al Duhail SC beat Al-Shamal 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the Emir Cup on Tuesday. The towering striker, who joined the Qatari club from Kashiwa Reysol of Japan, started in the game played at Suheim bin Hamad Stadium and put his team ahead in the 45th minute before Abdullah Al-Ahrak grabbed the second goal in the 84th minute. Duhail started the game on a high note, raiding their opponents with long balls, which Al-Shamal did well to contain, but in the 20th minute, Olunga received a through-ball from Ian Diakite which he did well to control but his final shot was weak and did not trouble the keeper.
Miquissone: Simba SC star named Caf player of the week after Al Ahly exploits
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Miquissone: Simba SC star named Caf player of the week after Al Ahly exploits

The 25-year-old has received recognition from the African body after his top display against the African champions at Mkapa Simba SC winger Luis Miquissone has been named the best player of the week by Caf, after the Mozambican scored the winner for the Msimbazi giants during their Champions League home game against Al Ahly, when they beat the Egyptian giants 1-0. The goal by Miquissone came in the 31st minute after he exchanged passes with midfielder Clatous Chama, before he unleashed a right-footed effort from outside the box which beat Al Ahly keeper Mohamed El Shenawy to the top corner before sinking into the net. The 25-year-old has taken to his social media pages to welcome the decision by Caf to pick him as the best player of the week.
Guardiola Reacts as Man City Go 20 Matches Unbeaten
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Guardiola Reacts as Man City Go 20 Matches Unbeaten

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said their 20 straight wins in all competitions, may be the best thing they have ever achieved. Ruben Dias and John Stones scored either side of a Michail Antonio finish to give City a 2-1 victory over West Ham yesterday. It was their 14th in a row in the league and leaves them 13 points clear at the top of the table, having played a game more than Leicester and Manchester United. But having been written off for the title in early December, Guardiola’s side have been devastating since. “In this period, in this era, with this situation, to be able to do 20, maybe it is one of the greatest achievements we have done in our careers, for sure. “That doesn’t mean a title win, of course, but this period in time, the toughest...
Koeman Gives Barcelona Players Messi Warning After Elche Win
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Koeman Gives Barcelona Players Messi Warning After Elche Win

  Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has warned his players that they have to do more in support of Lionel Messi. Koeman also insisted when he criticized the senior players in his squad earlier in the week, he was not talking about Messi. Messi scored twice on Wednesday night, as Barca beat Elche 3-0 at home, and took his tally in LaLiga to 18 goals. Ahead of the game, Koeman had talked about the importance of the club’s experienced players stepping up to save the club’s season. “When I spoke about the experienced players I was not talking about him. “He keeps scoring lots of goals. It’s the others that have to start making a difference, not Messi. He is already making a difference and he did it again in this game,” Koeman explained. Koeman left Antoine Griezma...
Mourinho Hails Dele Alli’s Performance in Tottenham’s Victory Against Wolfsberg
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Mourinho Hails Dele Alli’s Performance in Tottenham’s Victory Against Wolfsberg

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has commented on midfielder, Dele Alli’s performance following his side’s Europa League last-32 second-leg tie on Wednesday night. Alli scored an overhead kick as goals from Carlos Vinicius (2), and Gareth Bale ensured Tottenham qualified for Europa League last-16 ahead of Wolfsberg. Tottenham had won the first-leg 4-1 last week. Speaking on Alli’s display, Mourinho said at his post-match press conference that the England international played well against the visitors. “The goal I don’t need to speak because all the people around the world will see it,” Mourinho said. “For me, around the goal, he [Alli] played very well. You can see he is not fresh, but in this moment where we are going to play every three days, he will be important...
Haaland to Man United: I’m in Touch With Dortmund Striker – Solskjaer
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Haaland to Man United: I’m in Touch With Dortmund Striker – Solskjaer

  Manchester United head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has suggested that the club are still interested in signing Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, this summer. Solskjaer explained that he keeps in touch with Haaland, who has scored 17 goals in 17 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund this season. The Red Devils boss coached Haaland during their time at Molde, where he scored 26 goals in 18 games in all competitions. Speaking ahead of Man United’s Europa League round of 32 second-leg tie against Real Sociedad on Thursday, Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday: “I think when you have had kids and players through as a coach you follow them. “I keep in touch with Erling – it is great to see him become the player he has become. “He is a...
What We Will do Against Chelsea in Second Leg – Simeone
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What We Will do Against Chelsea in Second Leg – Simeone

  Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has said they will have a lot of work to do ahead of their second leg clash with Chelsea in the Champions League. The LaLiga side lost 1-0 to Thomas Tuchel’s side on Tuesday night. Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the match in the second half. As a result, Simeone’s side will have it all to do at Stamford Bridge in three weeks, as they seek to qualify for the quarter-final. “Looking three weeks ahead is too far. We have a lot of games until then. We will be playing against an opponent with speed and will need to be able to stop it, to deal with forwards like Giroud and other powerful players. “We need to have more of the ball and position ourselves better in attack. We’ll work on it, but we also have an important ga...
“I Didn’t Realized I’ve Scored That Many” – Beckham Replies Marcus Rashford
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“I Didn’t Realized I’ve Scored That Many” – Beckham Replies Marcus Rashford

Manchester United legend, David Beckham provided an amusing response to Marcus Rashford equaling his goal tally for Man Utd, by admitting he "didn't realize he had scored that many." The United legend found the net 85 times in a total of 394 appearances, during his reign at the theatre of Dreams It was quite an impressive haul for a right midfielder, particularly as he left United for Real Madrid at the age of 28. However, Rashford was able to accomplish the same tally in 253 appearances - 141 less than Beckham. Though the 23-year-old attacker does have the advantage of playing as a forward for much of that time, and Beckham was not in the business of comparing records anyway, as he was surprised to have ranked that high. After achieving the feat in the 3-1 win against New...
Cristiano Ronaldo Has Now Scored Against All Serie A Teams
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Cristiano Ronaldo Has Now Scored Against All Serie A Teams

Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has now scored against every Serie A opposition he has faced. Ronaldo scored twice in the first half, as Juve beat Crotone 3-0 on Monday night. They were his 17th and 18th goals in the league. Cristiano Ronaldo continued his march through Serie A opposition as he scored in Juventus' clash with Crotone. Ronaldo fired two first-half goals for Juventus as the Portuguese star netted his 17th and 18th goals of the Serie A season. In doing so, he moved closer to a mark currently held by Zlatan Ibrahimovic while making his own mark on Serie A history. With his finishes against Crotone, Ronaldo has now scored against every team currently in Italy's top flight. Crotone were the last team that Ronaldo had failed to score against, having now f...
Hazard’s Struggling With age at Real Madrid – Ex-Chelsea Star, Poyet
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Hazard’s Struggling With age at Real Madrid – Ex-Chelsea Star, Poyet

  Former Chelsea midfielder, Gus Poyet, has revealed why Real Madrid forward, Eden Hazard, is struggling under manager, Zinedine Zidane, at the Santiago Bernabeu. Hazard, who is currently injured, established himself as one of the world’s best players during his time at Chelsea. The 30-year-old, who scored over 100 goals for Chelsea, joined Real Madrid in 2019 for more than £100million. Hazard’s performances for Zidane’s men were largely underwhelming. He scored just once during the 2019/20 season and has not featured regularly for the La Liga champions this season due to injury. Speaking ahead of Real Madrid’s away Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Atalanta on Wednesday, Poyet said Hazard is struggling at Real Madrid because of his physicality. Ac...
Simeone Names Atletico Madrid Player Chelsea Should Fear
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Simeone Names Atletico Madrid Player Chelsea Should Fear

  Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has said Luis Suarez will instill fear into Chelsea in their Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday. Suarez has scored 16 times since moving to Atletico from Barcelona. Simeone’s men now sit top of LaLiga, but the 33-year-old is yet to find the net in four Champions League matches for the club. During his four-year stint with Barcelona, Suarez only scored 10 times in the Champions League and has not netted in an away game in the competition since September 2015. “Luis generates fear in rivals no matter what competition it is,” Simeone told a news conference. “He has skills and qualities that attract a lot of attention from any rival. We’ll talk about his problems scoring away from home when we go to London, but tom...
David Moyes Speaks on Jesse Lingard’s Performance, Hails Mourinho
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David Moyes Speaks on Jesse Lingard’s Performance, Hails Mourinho

  West Ham United boss, David Moyes, has commented on Jesse Lingard’s performance after the attacking midfielder scored a goal in his side’s Premier League 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Moyes also hailed Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, as one of the top managers in football. The Scottish saw West Ham defeat Spurs at the London Stadium following goals from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard as Lucas Moura’s strike was not enough to give Mourinho’s men a point. Speaking after the game, Moyes told a post-match press conference: “Jesse has been a very good player. We should not take that away. He has had a difficult year. He has given us something else and helped us get better. “There is always a first for everything, and Jose Mourinho has had great tea...
Pochettino Gives Fresh Update on Mbappe’s Future at PSG
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Pochettino Gives Fresh Update on Mbappe’s Future at PSG

  Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has provided an update on forward, Kylian Mbappe’s future at Le Parc des Princes. Mbappe, who led PSG to defeat Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 first-leg tie at Camp Nou earlier this week, is yet to sign a new contract with the French Ligue 1 champions. The France international’s contract at PSG will expire in the summer of 2022. Providing an update on Mbappe ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 clash with Monaco this weekend, Pochettino said the 22-year-old’s uncertain future would “be clarified soon” following reports linking the player with a move away from PSG this summer. “PSG can give Mbappé all the tools he needs to be happy,” Pochettino told Catalunya Radio program Tot Costa. “I think it’ll be clarified soon.” ...
Europa League: I Substituted Bale to Save him For West Ham Clash – Mourinho
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Europa League: I Substituted Bale to Save him For West Ham Clash – Mourinho

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he substituted winger, Gareth Bale, during his side’s Europa League last-32 first leg 4-1 win over Wolfsberger on Thursday night to save him for the West Ham clash on Sunday. Bale was withdrawn just after the hour-mark during Tottenham’s clash with Wolfsberger at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and Mourinho is now saying that he made the substitution with a view to Sunday’s London derby against West Ham. The Welshman, who has been an unused substitute in two of Spurs’ last three league matches, produced an encouraging performance and scored a goal against Wolfsberger. Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Carlos Vinicius also scored to give Mourinho’s men a first-leg advantage over the Austrian outfit ahead of the secon...

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