Thursday, October 28

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Super sub Chambers helps Arsenal into last eight
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Super sub Chambers helps Arsenal into last eight

Calum Chambers scored with his first touch after coming on as a substitute to help Arsenal secure a 2-0 victory over Leeds in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. Just seconds after replacing the injured Ben White 10 minutes into the second half, Chambers made an instant impact heading Nicolas Pepe's knockback inches over the goal line despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Illan Meslier. The Gunners made the game safe when former Leeds loanee Eddie Nketiah pounced on Liam Cooper's poor defensive header before lifting the ball over the onrushing Meslier. Nketiah, who made just two league starts in 17 appearances for Leeds during the 2019/20 season before having his loan spell cut short at Elland Road, almost fluffed his lines in front of an open goal, but his scuffed shot found ...
Rio Ferdinand blasts Ronaldo, others after 5-0 loss to Liverpool
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Rio Ferdinand blasts Ronaldo, others after 5-0 loss to Liverpool

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has slammed the club’s players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, following the Red Devils’ Premier League 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday evening. Ronaldo was unable to help Man United as they went 4-0 down by halftime and were booed off the pitch by their supporters at home. Mohammed Salah scored his third goal in the second half as Paul Pogba was sent off following a tackle on Naby Keita. Ferdinand summed Man United’s shocking first-half performance against Liverpool as “men against boys.” “We are always gonna pose a threat because of the individuals we have…..but we are so easy to play through it’s unreal!”, Ferdinand wrote on Twitter. “Embarrassing 1st half… men against boys!” The result against Liverpool means Man United are n...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Salah is the most selfish player I have ever seen – Souness
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Salah is the most selfish player I have ever seen – Souness

Sky Sports pundit, Graeme Souness, has said Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is “the most selfish player I’ve ever seen”. Salah has become one of the most prolific attackers in European football since he joined Liverpool in 2017. The Egyptian has scored 137 goals in 214 appearances for the Reds. 12 of those efforts have come in the current campaign, leading to Jurgen Klopp hailing Salah as the “best player in the world”. Souness has, however, offered his own take on his performance. “I agree with Jurgen Klopp that Mohamed Salah has been the best player in the world this season. “He is perhaps as greedy a player as I have seen. All the top names have an element of that but he is extremely selfish. “Personal targets are important to him and he shoots from every possible angle...
He’ll get England call-up – Carragher hails Arsenal star, Rowe over Aston Villa win
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He’ll get England call-up – Carragher hails Arsenal star, Rowe over Aston Villa win

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

Napoli manager, Luciano Spalletti, has said the club is fortunate to have Victor Osimhen in its ranks. Spalletti described the Nigerian striker as “a great professional who is eager to learn”, following their 3-0 win against Legia Warsaw in the Europa League. Osimhen came on before the hour mark to replace Hirving Lozano and got on the score sheet. Spalletti, speaking to Football Italia, also explained how he has worked to improve the talent of Osimhen, who has also scored five goals in Serie A for Napoli from seven appearances. “He [Osimhen] is accustomed to galloping in wide-open spaces, so coming back to get the ball or support his teammate and then make the run are things he is still learning. “He’s a great professional, a lovely guy who is eager to learn and improve. ...
Nicki Minaj scores legal win as court denies $20 Million default judgment in harassment case
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Nicki Minaj scores legal win as court denies $20 Million default judgment in harassment case

Nicki Minaj has reportedly scored a minor victory in the ongoing legal battle between the rapper, her husband Kenneth Petty and his accuser in the 1994 sexual assault conviction, Jennifer Hough. According to Rolling Stone, a federal clerk for the Eastern District of New York determined that Minaj did not fail to respond to Hough’s lawsuit against her for harassment, thereby denying Hough’s request to fine the couple in default and award a $20 million judgement. In the court docket, the clerk found Minaj hired a lawyer last week to defend her in the ongoing case but that Petty had “not filed an answer or otherwise moved with respect to the complaint.” In an official sworn statement filed by the Queen rapper, Minaj claimed that she thought she hired a lawyer back in September when in...
Why Nigeria’s Onuachu could lose Racing Genk penalty duty
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Why Nigeria’s Onuachu could lose Racing Genk penalty duty

The Nigeria forward scored 11 goals last season from 12-yards but this season it has been a struggle Nigeria international Paul Onuachu might not be taking penalties for his team Racing Genk anymore after missing three of his last four for the club, the latest one being on Sunday in a 2-0 loss to Charleroi in the Belgium Jupiler Pro League. With the hosts leading by a solitary goal scored in the 56th minute when Shamr Nicholson converted a Ryota Morioka pass, Genk were awarded a penalty with nine minutes to go. Onuachu failed to find the target but he was given a lifeline to make things right when the officials adjudged the goalkeeper had moved from his line early, but theSuper Eagle still missed.  
Salah deserves Ballon d’Or recognition but I don’t know how it works
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Salah deserves Ballon d’Or recognition but I don’t know how it works

The two-time African Footballer of the Year has scored at least a goal in each of his last eight matches for the Reds Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated Mohamed Salah deserves Ballon d'Or recognition as a reward for his consistency. Salah has been one of the most highest-scoring players in the Premier League since he moved to Anfield in July 2017. On Saturday, the Egypt star scored a goal in the Reds' 5-0 thrashing of Watford to become the joint highest-scoring African player in the English top-flight history alongside Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba with 104 goals.  
‘Chelsea were not lucky vs Brentford, Mendy was outstanding’ – Crooks
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‘Chelsea were not lucky vs Brentford, Mendy was outstanding’ – Crooks

The Teranga Lion was at his best on Saturday to help the Blues secure maximum points away to the Bees Ex-Tottenham Hotspur forward Garth Crooks believes Chelsea were not lucky to win against Brentford, that goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was outstanding. The custodian pulled several top saves on Saturday to help the Blues claim a slim 1-0 win over the promoted side in the West London Derby. Benjamin Chilwell scored the lone goal in the 45th minute to lift his team over the determined Bees in the Premier League outing. But the Thomas Tuchel charges should thank their custodian for making vital saves at the Brentford Community Stadium in Middlesex.  
‘We know Zamalek SC will scare Tusker using army and police’ – Matano
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‘We know Zamalek SC will scare Tusker using army and police’ – Matano

The tactician, after losing at home on Saturday, said they are ready to cope with the kind of reception they will get in the north Tusker head coach Robert Matano has claimed their Caf Champions League opponents Zamalek SC will try to scare them using the army and the police. The White Knights earned the first-leg advantage in their first-round clash at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday following a 1-0 win courtesy of a goal scored by Achraf Bencharki. Matano has now claimed the Egyptian giants might use state might to scare them, but they will be ready for that kind of reception upon their arrival in North Africa for the second leg this weekend.  
Man Utd players question Sancho’s £73m move
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Man Utd players question Sancho’s £73m move

Some players in the Manchester United squad are privately concerned about £73m summer signing Jadon Sancho. According to the UK Times, they are questioning whether the club made a mistake by signing him from Borussia Dortmund. Sancho scored 50 times and made 67 assists for the Bundesliga side after joining from Manchester City in 2017. However, since the 21-year-old arrived at Old Trafford, he has neither scored nor assisted in 10 appearances in all competitions. It is now understood there are growing concerns within Manchester United that Sancho is struggling to adapt to the demands of the Premier League. It is claimed players and coaches at Old Trafford have also been unimpressed by both Sancho’s contributions and attitude in training, leading to “major question marks” o...
Man City labour past spirited Burnley
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Man City labour past spirited Burnley

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

Armando Broja scored on his maiden Premier League start to earn Southampton a much-deserved first league win of the season, beating a below-par Leeds 1-0 at St Mary's. There was pressure on the Saints heading into Saturday's game, having drawn four and lost three of their opening seven league games of the season, while Leeds were looking to build on their first victory of the season against Watford before the international break. But Southampton dominated against a Leeds side who looked to be feeling the effects of Raphinha, Patrick Bamford and Kalvin Phillips' absences. After having 12 shots in the first half, it looked to be the same story for Southampton, who have struggled to convert chances this term. But a superb break saw Chelsea loanee Broja slot home from Nathan Redmond...
Bencharki hands Zamalek SC first-leg advantage against Tusker
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Bencharki hands Zamalek SC first-leg advantage against Tusker

The Moroccan scored the only goal of the game as the visitors dominated more in the second half than it was before the half-time break Zamalek SC managed to defeat Tusker 1-0 in a Caf Champions League first round, first leg encounter at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday. Achraf Bencharki was the scorer for the Egyptian giants, who approached the game with a defensive approach in the first half before changing tact in the second half to secure the slim win. Tusker could have punished Zamalek in the seventh minute when Daniel Sakari dispossessed an opponent in midfield, found Jackson Macharia with a slick pass, and the dreadlocked star laid the ball in Shami Mwinyi's path, but the new signing ended up shooting over the bar from close range.  
‘Osimhen blessed with nose to score goals’ – Ex-Super Eagle Paschal sings praises of Napoli star
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‘Osimhen blessed with nose to score goals’ – Ex-Super Eagle Paschal sings praises of Napoli star

  The 46-year-old former Super Eagle praises the Partenopei forward saying he could be deadly Former Nigeria player Patrick Paschal has praised Victor Osimhen who has impressed for Napoli so far this season. The 22-year-old Super Eagle has so far managed four goals for the Partenopei in Serie A accumulated from six appearances. He also scored two goals in the Europa League which came against Leicester City in the 2-2 draw at King Power Stadium. His current run of form has caught the eye of the 46-year-old Paschal, who also played for the Super Eagles, managing 11 caps.  
Mertesacker names two Arsenal players that will help club return to Champions League
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Mertesacker names two Arsenal players that will help club return to Champions League

Arsenal academy director, Per Mertesacker, has said Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe can carry the club back into the Champions League. According to Mertesacker, the duo are good enough to inspire a new generation of young talent at the Emirates. Saka, 20, is one of England’s brightest prospects, while Smith-Rowe scored for England U-21s this week. Mertesacker said: “It’s always been a narrative at Arsenal to give young players a chance to play at the top. We’re asking Bukayo and Emile to lead us back to the Champions League. They will proudly take that but we also have to understand the context. “It’s always been there. If you ask Bukayo and Emile they will tell you how they were inspired by Jack Wilshere, Fabregas, Bellerin. So the next generation of Under 9 players at the ...
Cristiano Ronaldo makes fresh promise after scoring hat-trick in Portugal’s win over Luxembourg
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Cristiano Ronaldo makes fresh promise after scoring hat-trick in Portugal’s win over Luxembourg

Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo has promised to “always be looking for more and more and more” after scoring a hat-trick in Portugal’s World Cup qualifier 5-0 win over Luxembourg on Tuesday. Ronaldo scored his 58th career hat-trick, his 10th for Portugal as Fernando Santos’s men thrashed Luxembourg at Estádio Algarve. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored two penalties within five minutes in the first half before completing the treble in the second half after Bruno Fernandes and Joao Palhinha had also scored for Portugal. The victory means Portugal are now one point behind Group A leaders Serbia, though they have a game in hand. “Another victory, another step towards our goal, another historic night in defence of our colours! “Everything becomes easier when we play a...
Central African Republic vs Nigeria: Referee accused of helping Super Eagles win
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Central African Republic vs Nigeria: Referee accused of helping Super Eagles win

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

Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba has suffered the first professional defeat of his career, losing to Cuban heavyweight Frank Sanchez on Sunday morning. Ajagba lost via a unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 97-92, 98-91, 98-91. Ajagba had survived the whole duration of the fight to the 10th round. The fight was an undercard event ahead of the heavyweight title trilogy showdown between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. With the win in the 10-round bout, Sanchez remains undefeated and retains his WBO NABO, and WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight titles.
Ballon D’Or 2021: Salah tipped to win ahead of Messi, Lewandowsk
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Ballon D’Or 2021: Salah tipped to win ahead of Messi, Lewandowsk

Brazil legend, Rivaldo, has said Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is “one of the best players in the world” and should be in contention to clinch the 2021 Ballon d’Or. Salah had made the 30-man shortlist for the prize this year. The Egyptian is among 18 other Premier League footballers up for the award. Salah, 29, has already scored six goals in seven appearances in the league for the Reds. He also grabbed a brace in the 5-1 thrashing of FC Porto in the Champions League, having netted against AC Milan in a 3-2 in the first fixture. Salah, who arrived at Anfield in 2017 from AS Roma, has also become the fastest player in the club’s history to reach 100 goals. “Liverpool’s Egyptian forward [Salah] is producing a fantastic start of the season with impressive stats and a sensati...
EPL: Gary Lineker reacts as Ronaldo wins award ahead of Salah
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EPL: Gary Lineker reacts as Ronaldo wins award ahead of Salah

Former Barcelona star, Gary Lineker, has reacted to Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, winning the Premier League player of the month of September ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Ronaldo won the award on Friday, beating Salah and four other contenders to the September award. His fine form for Man United since his return to Old Trafford in the summer has been rewarded, but Lineker feels the Premier League have made the wrong choice by not giving Salah the award after the Egyptian forward scored three goals in the month of September for Liverpool against Leeds, Crystal Palace and Brentford. Reacting, Lineker wrote on Twitter, “He [Ronaldo] ‘s been terrific, but @MoSalah should’ve won this….comfortably.” Ronaldo has so far scored three goals for Man United in the Pr...
Cristiano Ronaldo named Premier League’s Player of the Month for September, but Gary Lineker believes Mo Salah should have won it instead
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Cristiano Ronaldo named Premier League’s Player of the Month for September, but Gary Lineker believes Mo Salah should have won it instead

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the Premier League's Player of the Month for September for his performances for Manchester United but Gary Lineker, felt he was fortunate to win the award ahead of Mo Salah. Salah was the obvious top contender for the award after his impressive display for Liverpool. He scored in Liverpool's three Premier League matches last month, equalling Ronaldo's tally of three, and arguably contributed more to the Reds around the pitch. Lineker tweeted: 'He’s been terrific, but Mo Salah should’ve won this…. comfortably.' One fan wrote: 'That's absolutely farcical, Ronaldo was useless in most matches he played but scored a few tap ins, Salah was far better than him this month.' While another posted: 'Ronaldo winning POTM in the month Salah confirmed him...
Napoli star Victor Osimhen wins Serie A Player of the Month award
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Napoli star Victor Osimhen wins Serie A Player of the Month award

Napoli and Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has been named Serie A's Player of the Month for September following his amazing start to the 2021-22 season. The 22-year-old poacher beat Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella, AC Milan's Brahim Diaz and Fiorentina's Giacomo Bonaventura to the award organised by the Italian Footballers' Association. Osimhen scored seven goals in six matches across all competitions for Luciano Spalletti's side in September. After he failed to hit the target in Napoli's 2-1 victory over Juventus on September 11, the former Lille striker scored at least a goal in each of the three league matches he played later. Osimhen's brillance in front of goal powered Napoli to the top of the Serie A table and they are yet to drop a point with 21 points from ...
I hate to be called a goal poacher – Lukaku
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I hate to be called a goal poacher – Lukaku

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has said he hates to be called a “goal poacher”. The Belgium international thinks he is at his best when facing opponents. Lukaku has scored 255 times in club football and 67 goals for his country. But the 28-year-old is eager to point out that he is about much more than hitting the back of the net. He told UEFA’s official website: “The way I’m built – I’m quite big – everybody thinks I’m a sort of target man: just holding up the ball and being a goal poacher. But I’ve never played that way and I hate it. “My biggest strength is that I’m dangerous when I’m facing towards the goal, because that’s when I rarely make wrong choices. “After I pass the ball, I know where I have to position myself in the box. I can do a bit of everything and i...
‘F*cking monkey’ – Koulibaly slams racists after fan confrontation following Fiorentina vs Napoli
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‘F*cking monkey’ – Koulibaly slams racists after fan confrontation following Fiorentina vs Napoli

The Senegal international has urged the authorities to identify those responsible and lock them out of the stadiums Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has alleged a section of Fiorentina fans called him "f*cking monkey" in Sunday's Serie A match staged at Artemio Franchi in Firenze in which his team won 2-1. The hosts scored first when Dusan Vlahovic set up Lucas Martinez Quarta for the opener, with the visitors then levelling matters after Lorenzo Insigne's penalty rebound fell to Hirving Lozano, who found the back of the net. Piotr Zielinski then teed up Amir Rrahmani for the winner in the second half as Napoli maintained their 100 per cent winning run in the league.
Three Arrested after Anfield flare-related Incidents
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Three Arrested after Anfield flare-related Incidents

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing flares in Anfield before the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester City on Sunday. Mohamed Salah scored a stunning goal but Kevin De Bruyne rescued a point for Manchester City in a classic contest that ended 2-2. In relation to incidents before the game, Merseyside Police said in a statement: "At around 3.05pm, three men were identified by officers as having possession of flares in the Anfield Road area, one of which was thrown, causing no damage or injury. "All were detained and have been arrested and taken into custody." The statement said a 38-year-old man, 35-year-old man, and 19-year-old man were all arrested. Assistant chief constable Rob Carden said: "A swift response from our officers on th...
Danjuma stands out with brace in Villarreal’s win over Real Betis
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Danjuma stands out with brace in Villarreal’s win over Real Betis

The 24-year-old dazzled in front of goal as Unai Emery's side bagged their second win in the Spanish top-flight this campaign Nigerian descent Arnaut Danjuma put in a man-of-the-match performance in with his two goals that powered Villarreal to a 2-0 victory over Real Betis. The 24-year-old scored a goal in each half of Sunday's encounter as the Yellow Submarine return to winning ways after a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in the Uefa Champions League and last weekend's goalless draw with Real Madrid. Danjuma broke the deadlock at the Estadio de la Ceramica on the stroke of half-time, following an assist from Francis Coquelin.
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Union Berlin star Awoniyi replaces Lorient’s Moffi in Nigeria squad
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Union Berlin star Awoniyi replaces Lorient’s Moffi in Nigeria squad

The 24-year-old has been rewarded for his impressive goalscoring run in the Bundesliga with an invitation to Gernot Rohr's squad Nigeria have summoned Union Berlin striker Taiwo Awoniyi to replace injured Terem Moffi for their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying matches Central African Republic. The Super Eagles are scheduled to battle Raoul Savoy’s men on Thursday in Lagos before they travel to Douala for the return fixture, three days later. Awoniyi’s invitation was announced on Sunday after he scored a second-half brace in Union Berlin’s 2-1 comeback win over Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga.
Ghana’s Sulemana with an assist as Rennes condemn off-colour PSG
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Ghana’s Sulemana with an assist as Rennes condemn off-colour PSG

  The former league champions struggled as they went down to their rivals inspired by the African star   Ghana's winger Kamaldeen Sulemana recorded an assist as Rennes defeated PSG 2-0 in a Ligue 1 encounter at Roazhon Park on Sunday.   Sulemana's side registered the victory as Gaetan Laborde scored late in the first half before Flavien Tait added the other goal just as the second half began.   Morocco's Nayef Aguerd did a better job by restraining an accelerating Kylian Mbappe in the sixth minute as PSG threatened to open the score early. In the 10th minute, Sulemana led Rennes' attacks as the play he started ended at Gaetan Laborde's feet, but PSG's Gianluigi Donnarumma was alert to thwart the impending danger.   Achraf Hakimi lost t...
Awoniyi sinks former club Mainz with brace in Union Berlin win
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Awoniyi sinks former club Mainz with brace in Union Berlin win

The Nigerian striker scored two second-half goals as the Iron Ones secured a comeback victory over Bo Svensson's 05ers Taiwo Awoniyi scored a second-half brace as Union Berlin silenced his former club Mainz FC in a German elite division encounter on Sunday. Still baking in the euphoria of their 3-1 victory over Maccabi Haifa in Thursday’s Uefa Europa Conference League fixtures, the Iron Ones travelled to the MEWA Arena. There, they were hoping to extend their winning streak in all competitions, while the hosts aspired to return to winning ways following a 1-0 away defeat at Bayer Leverkusen.  
Brentford stun West Ham as Wissa strikes late
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Brentford stun West Ham as Wissa strikes late

Yoane Wissa scored a dramatic late winner for Brentford as they beat West Ham 2-1 and continued their impressive start to Premier League life. It was hard to know who were the newly-promoted side and who were playing in Europe as Brentford pummelled West Ham in the first half, grabbing a deserved lead when Bryan Mbeumo's strike was awarded by the goal-line technology on 20 minutes. West Ham responded after the break and Jarrod Bowen's pure, half-volleyed finished drew them level with 10 minutes remaining. An assault on the Bees' goal was expected but, led by Pontus Jansson, the visitors managed the situation and created one last chance for themselves when Jansson's header was saved and the rebound was brilliantly hammered home by Wissa. The win means Brentford head into the...
Tuchel rates Timo Werner’s display after Chelsea win against Southampton
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Tuchel rates Timo Werner’s display after Chelsea win against Southampton

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that he was happy with Timo Werner’s display for Chelsea against Southampton on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said Werner’s goal for Chelsea against Southampton was fantastic, adding that the striker was in the right position. Chelsea defeated Southampton at home in a Premier League tie, thanks to three goals from Trevoh Chalobah, Werner and Ben Chilwell. “I’m happy for Timo and I’m happy for the team. There was some relief when he scored for sure because it was 1-1 at the time with not too long to go and we came into the game off the back of two defeats,” Tuchel said at this post-match press conference. “It was a fantastic goal and he was there in the right position, which he needs to be as a striker. “We have the f...
Champions League: Messi makes demand after PSG’s 2-0 win against Man City
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Champions League: Messi makes demand after PSG’s 2-0 win against Man City

Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Lionel Messi, has urged his teammates to grow together and keep giving their best following their Champions League 2-0 victory against Manchester City on Tuesday night. Messi, who joined PSG from Barcelona in the summer transfer window, said PSG needs to improve their relationship together. PSG defeated Man City at Parc des Princes, thanks to two goals from Idrissa Gueye and Messi. The Argentine captain scored his first PSG goal during his side’s Champions League 2-0 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Speaking to Canal+, Messi said: “I hadn’t been able to play recently and this was only my second game in this stadium. I am adapting to my new team. “The more we forwards play together, the bette...
Champions League: Messi reacts to scoring first PSG goal
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Champions League: Messi reacts to scoring first PSG goal

Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Lionel Messi, has expressed his joy at scoring his first goal for the club. Messi signed for the Ligue 1 side as a free agent after leaving Barcelona this summer. Since then the Argentina captain has made three appearances for PSG without scoring. However, against Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, Messi reminded everyone of his talents with a trademark finish to seal a 2-0 win. “I am very happy to have scored. I haven’t played much recently. Only one game [at the Parc des Princes], this is the second one here. I am gradually adapting to my new team, to my teammates. “The more we play together [with Neymar and Mbappe], the better it will be. We must all grow together, increase our level of play. We played well. We have to giv...
‘Best day of my life!’ – Arsenal star Smith Rowe elated after scoring in derby win over Tottenham
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‘Best day of my life!’ – Arsenal star Smith Rowe elated after scoring in derby win over Tottenham

The 21-year-old scored one goal and assisted another as his side made it three Premier League wins in a row   Emile Smith Rowe said scoring in Arsenal's 3-1 win against Tottenham on Sunday made it the best day of his life. Smith Rowe scored the opening goal and set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the second as his side dominated against their north London rivals. The 21-year-old became the youngest Arsenal player to score against Spurs in a Premier League match since 2014, and he was delighted his family were there to see it.
Mbappe complains about Neymar’s passes after PSG’s 2-0 win over Montpellier
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Mbappe complains about Neymar’s passes after PSG’s 2-0 win over Montpellier

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, could not hide his displeasure towards his teammate Neymar, despite their 2-0 win over Montpellier on Saturday. Idrissa Gueye and Julian Draxler scored for PSG, as they recorded their eighth consecutive victory in Ligue 1. They have also stretched their lead at the top of the table to 10 points. But Mbappe was caught on camera complaining to Gueye that Neymar doesn’t give him the type of pass that led to Draxler’s goal. According to RMC Sport, Mbappe said: “He (Neymar) does not give me that pass.” Mbappe and Neymar both joined PSG in 2017 and have enjoyed success together at the club. But their relationship appears to have become strained this season. Nevertheless, the Parisians are currently in fine form having won all eight ...
RB Leipzig’s Haidara opens Bundesliga goal account as Awoniyi’s Union Berlin return to winning ways
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RB Leipzig’s Haidara opens Bundesliga goal account as Awoniyi’s Union Berlin return to winning ways

The Mali international sealed the Red Bulls' emphatic victory in front of their home fans Amadou Haidara scored his first Bundesliga goal of the season as RB Leipzig hammered Hertha Berlin 6-0 on Saturday. Haidara grabbed the sixth goal at the Red Bull Arena in the 77th minute after goals from Christopher Nkunku, Yussuf Poulsen, Nordi Mukiele and Emil Forsberg. The last time the 23-year-old found the back of the net in a league match was against Stuttgart back in April.  
Benzema tipped to win Ballon d’Or
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Benzema tipped to win Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has tipped Karim Benzema to win the Ballon d’Or. According to him, Benzema is like fine wine that gets better with age. The award has been won by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in recent years, but the 33-year-old’s form has led to calls from the local media for him to be given the prize. Benzema has scored eight times and provided seven assists already this season, with Madrid sitting on top of LaLiga. “For what he’s doing and for what he’s done, he has to be in the list of possible winners. “Saying that, Karim’s got time to win it. I somehow doubt this is his final season – he’s like a fine wine; the older he gets the better he is,” Ancelotti said of Benzema.
Iwobi: I can ‘no longer make excuses’ – Nigeria star on his peak period at Everton
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Iwobi: I can ‘no longer make excuses’ – Nigeria star on his peak period at Everton

The 25-year-old Super Eagle discusses his happiness playing for the Toffees under the former Real Madrid manager Nigeria international Alex Iwobi has revealed why he can no longer make excuses for himself while playing for Everton under new manager Rafael Benitez. The 25-year-old Super Eagle has managed 199 minutes under the former Liverpool boss and has scored one goal, provided one assist in seven appearances for the Toffees so far this campaign. It is a better display from Iwobi, who joined Everton from Arsenal in 2019, and during his first season, he struggled to nail down playing time.  
‘Danjumagic’ – Villarreal star Danjuma gushes over goal vs Elche
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‘Danjumagic’ – Villarreal star Danjuma gushes over goal vs Elche

The Super Eagles prospect was among the goal scorers as they Yellow Submarine breezed past the Green-striped ones Arnaut Danjuma is on cloud nine following his goal for Villarreal in Wednesday’s 4-1 triumph over Elche in a La Liga encounter. The Netherlands international – who remains eligible to represent three-time African kings Nigeria – scored a mesmeric solo on the hour mark to send the visitors back home empty-handed. With the Yellow Submarine leading 2-1 at the Estadio de la Ceramica, the 24-year-old handed Unai Emery’s men a two-goal lead after beating goalkeeper Francisco Casilla. Thanks to his latest effort against Fran Escriba’s side, Danjuma boasts of two goals in four league games since his move from Bournemouth; “Danjumagic,” he wrote on Instagram! After delive...
Werner explains shootout absence in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup win over Villa
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Werner explains shootout absence in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup win over Villa

The German star still scored in regular time and said the support of the Blues fans was "special" Timo Werner has explained why he didn't take a penalty for Chelsea in Wednesday's shootout win over Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup. The German forward scored Chelsea's only goal in the 54th minute, prompting the home fans to sing his name in celebration. Often criticised for his struggles in front of goal, Werner acknowledged how special it was to hear the fans honour him following his second-half strike and said his absence from the shootout triumph was pain-related.  
Andre Ayew: Ghana ace strikes for Al Sadd in Qatar
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Andre Ayew: Ghana ace strikes for Al Sadd in Qatar

The forward was in good form for The Boss in the matchday three away league fixture Ghana captain Andre Ayew scored his second goal for Al Sadd in their 4-2 win over Al Rayyan in the Qatari Stars League on Wednesday. In his third game for The Boss, the attacker continued his good start to life for his new club with his second straight strike to help secure three points in the matchday three away fixture. It was his third game for the defending league champions, having joined on a free transfer in July following his departure from English second-tier fold Swansea City.
Lewandowski reacts after winning European Golden Shoe ahead of Messi, Ronaldo
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Lewandowski reacts after winning European Golden Shoe ahead of Messi, Ronaldo

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, has insisted he does not have to prove himself in another league, after picking up the award for winning the 2020/2021 European Golden Shoe. The last campaign proved to be Lewandowski’s best in terms of his overall contribution in the final third. The Poland international scored 41 goals in 29 league matches for Bayern, despite missing a whole month of action due to injury. The 33-year-old also surpassed Gerd Muller’s record for the most goals scored in a single Bundesliga season and won the European Golden Shoe for the first time in his career, finishing 11 ahead of ex-Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. Lewandowski was finally presented with the award on Tuesday and said: “I don’t have to prove myself in another league. “I can com...
BBNaija: Why Maria’s eviction shocked me – Saskay
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BBNaija: Why Maria’s eviction shocked me – Saskay

Evicted Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Saskay has revealed that Maria’s eviction from the house shocked her. Saskay was evicted from the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ edition of the reality show on Sunday alongside Yousef. Her journey to winning the grand prize worth N90m ended after she scored low votes from fans. Speaking to Ebuka Obi-Uchendu in her interview on Africa Magic, Saskay mentioned that Maria’s eviction was the most shocking to her in the house in the her. According to her, she thought Maria was a strong personality in the house and didn’t see her eviction coming. Saskay said:”Maria’s eviction surprised me the most because everyone thought she was a really strong person and had a strong personality. “It was from that moment we realized that whatever w...
LaLiga: Koeman gives reasons why Barcelona drew 1-1 with Granada
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LaLiga: Koeman gives reasons why Barcelona drew 1-1 with Granada

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has accused Granada of time wasting following their 1-1 draw on Monday night. Koeman also admitted his players didn’t find space to play their style of football. Barca needed a late header from Ronald Araujo to salvage a draw at the Camp Nou, after the visitors took the lead in the second minute through Domingos Duarte. The hosts went on to dominate the game, but could not find any end product. With defeat looming for Koeman’s side, Gavi chipped the ball back in front of goal where Araujo rose and met it. “They [Granada] wasted time from as soon as they scored. “There wasn’t a lot of space to play short, delicate balls as they defended with every man back. “There was space on the wings to cross, and we had tall players ...
Why Dennis can’t replace Deeney at Watford – Ex-DR Congo star Ngonge
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Why Dennis can’t replace Deeney at Watford – Ex-DR Congo star Ngonge

The Nigeria star has made a fine start to life at Vicarage Road by scoring the club's first home and away goals in the Premier League this term Michel Ngonge has advised his former club Watford not to expect Emmanuel Dennis to fill Troy Deeney's void after his impressive start to the season. The former DR Congo international who played for the Hornets between 1998 and 2000, thinks Dennis ‘is not a great goalscorer’ unlike Deeney who scored 140 goals for the club during his 11-year stint at Vicarage Road. Following his permanent switch from Club Brugge in June, Dennis heralded his presence in the Premier League with two goals in five matches so far but Ngonge suggested that he has not adapted fully to life in England yet.
‘Tom Brady doesn’t have to have kids!’ – USWNT icon Lloyd opens up on decision to retire and media criticism
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‘Tom Brady doesn’t have to have kids!’ – USWNT icon Lloyd opens up on decision to retire and media criticism

The U.S. women’s national team star reflected on her career, having announced after the 2020 Olympic Games that she will retire this year U.S. women’s national team star Carli Lloyd has opened up on a "difficult" time after the 2015 Women’s World Cup triumph which thrust her name into the limelight. The 39-year-old scored a hat-trick in the final in Canada six years ago as the USWNT won the title, the first of two Lloyd would win, adding to her two Olympic gold medals. However, while that tournament would do incredible things for her, there was also a downside that people didn’t see, which Lloyd spoke to Goal about - as well as her decision to retire, which was announced earlier this year.
Owen criticizes Man Utd’s Lingard for not celebrating win against West Ham
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Owen criticizes Man Utd’s Lingard for not celebrating win against West Ham

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has criticized midfielder, Jesse Lingard, for not celebrating his excellent late winner against West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. Lingard, a former West Ham player, came off the bench for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at the London Stadium with 17 minutes to go to curl a sublime 89th-minute winner for the Red Devils as the match ended 2-1. The 28-year-old refused to celebrate his goal, but Owen believes he should have passed the ball to his teammate if he didn’t want to score against West Ham. Cristiano Ronaldo had scored for the visitors, while Said Benrahma netted for the Hammers. “The finish is absolutely sublime,” Owen told Premier League Productions. “The only thing that is poor about the whole scenario is that he ...
‘He looked lively’ – Rangers’ Gerrard hails Sakala after Motherwell goal
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‘He looked lively’ – Rangers’ Gerrard hails Sakala after Motherwell goal

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

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