Thursday, April 15

Tag: Scoring

Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: What I Told Phil Foden When he ran to me – Pep Guardiola
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Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: What I Told Phil Foden When he ran to me – Pep Guardiola

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has revealed what he told Phil Foden after the England International scored the winner in the Champions League quarter-final second leg battle against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. For the first time, Guardiola guided Manchester City to the semi-finals of the competition after a 4-2 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund. Riyad Mahrez scored from the spot and Foden sealed the tie in a 2-1 win against Dortmund, with 17-year-old Jude Bellingham scoring what proved to be a consolation for the Bundesliga side. After Foden scored a screamer to put the tie beyond Dortmund, the England youngster sprinted over to embrace Guardiola. And the Spanish gaffer was asked what he told the Englishman that moment, he replied, “He found me, he ra...
Solskjaer Talks on Chances of Catching up with Man City, Identifies Problem with Pogba
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Solskjaer Talks on Chances of Catching up with Man City, Identifies Problem with Pogba

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he has a ‘gripe’ with midfielder, Paul Pogba after the Frenchman missed an excellent chance in their 3-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday. Son Heung-min of Spurs fired the home side ahead a few minutes to half-time after Edinson Cavani’s goal was ruled out for a foul. But the Red Devils came from the break scoring three goals through Fred, Cavani and Mason Greenwood to secure a 3-1 win. Pogba had a clear-cut chance in the second half to extend their lead but opted for an elaborate backheel which was blocked. And the Norwegian boss said he would continue to pester Pogba until he starts making use of chances in front of goal. “Yeah, he’s getting better and better, excellent,’ Solskjaer told beIN Sports. “He...
Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win
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Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win

Chelsea moved back up to fourth in the Premier League table after a blistering 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Friday, April 9. Before kick-off of the London derby, both teams observed a two-minute silence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on Saturday April 9. Then in quick transition the Blues were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes and before Crystal palace could recognize what was going on, Chelsea were already 3-0 ahead on the 30th minute. Kai Havertz scoring his first Premier League goal since October, guided the ball into the net from an angle. Christian Pulisic soon scored after Havertz’s opener, before Kurt Zouma beat former Chelsea captain Gary Cahill in the air to add Chelsea's third from a Mason Mount free-kick. Palace s...
Why I’ll always be grateful to Harry Redknapp – Yakubu Aiyegbeni
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Why I’ll always be grateful to Harry Redknapp – Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Former Everton striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has disclosed he will always be grateful to former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp, for believing in him and allowing him to play. Redknapp signed Aiyegbeni from Israeli club Maccabi Haifa to then Championship side Portsmouth in January 2003. Aiyegbeni eventually led Portsmouth to promotion to the English Premier League, EPL. The former Nigerian international went on to become a prolific striker, scoring 95 EPL goals while starring for the likes of Everton, Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough under different managers. “I will always be grateful to Harry Redknapp for giving me the opportunity to play,” Aiyegbeni told Planet Football. “He always believed in me. He always motivated me, and his man-management was unbelievabl...
What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich
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What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has heaped praises on his players, including Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, for their “enormous sacrifice” after beating Bayern Munich 3-2 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Wednesday night in Germany. Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG before Marquinhos made it 2-0 for the visitors, thanks to Neymar’s assists. However, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller then equalized for Bayern before Mbappe netted again to give Pochottino’s men a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week. “I am happy with the result and the attitude of the team, who found themselves in difficult situations against the best side in Europe,” Pochettino said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We ne...
Draxler Names Best Player in the World Following PSG’s 3-2 Win Over Bayern Munich
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Draxler Names Best Player in the World Following PSG’s 3-2 Win Over Bayern Munich

  Julian Draxler has said that his Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe has ‘quality like no-one else in the world.’ Draxler said this after Mbappe netted twice to help the French champions to a memorable 3-2 win over Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night. Mbappe opened the scoring for the visitors and Marquinhos made it 2-0, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller had equalised for Bayern before Mbappe netted again. PSG now have a huge advantage going into the second leg in France with three away goals and Draxler had no doubts who they had to thank for the fine win. He said the prolific Frenchman possesses quality that no other player in the world can match. “That’s what [Mbappé] is there for becau...
Sergio Ramos Reacts to Real Madrid’s Victory Against Liverpool
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Sergio Ramos Reacts to Real Madrid’s Victory Against Liverpool

  Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has reacted to his side’s Champions League 3-1 victory against Liverpool on Tuesday night at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Vinicius Junior opened the scoring for Real Madrid before Marco Asensio doubled the lead for Zinedine Zidane’s men before half-time. Mohamed Salah then scored a goal for Jurgen Klopp’s side in the second half as Junior scored again to give the LaLiga champions a first-leg advantage. Reacting to the match’s outcome, Ramos, who missed the game due to a muscular injury in his left leg, said he was annoyed not to feature for Real Madrid against Liverpool. The Spain international also said he was delighted to see Real Madrid won against the Premier League champions. Ramos wrote on Twitter, “Anger at n...
Mark Lawrenson Predicts scoreline of Man United vs Brighton
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Mark Lawrenson Predicts scoreline of Man United vs Brighton

Former Liverpool star, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted Manchester United to claim a 2-1 victory against Brighton in today’s Premier League clash. Lawrenson believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will take all three points against Brighton at Old Trafford, adding that he expects a tight game between both teams. Man United are currently in the 2nd position on the Premier League table with 17 points behind leaders Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, while their opponents Brighton are down in 16th place. “Brighton have won their past 2 games, and they’re suddenly scoring for fun,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport. “They are now 6 points above the bottom three, which is a lot at this stage of the season, and with a much better goal difference than the teams below them too. “So, the Seagulls...
What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel
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What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel

  Thomas Tuchel haa revealed what he told Chelsea players after their shock 5-2 defeat in the Premier League at home to West Brom on Saturday. The former Paris Saint-Germain boss said he had some quick words with the players which was majorly to calm them down and prepare them for more to come. Being their first loss in 14 games, the manager said he made the player understand that they have to accept and find a away to deal with it. Since taken over from Frank Lampard towards the end of January, Thomas Tuchel’s Blues kept over 7 clean sheets and had 14 matches unbeaten run in all competitions. The German gaffer also said that he will digest the game later once they are less ‘emotional’. Chelsea took at Stamford Bridge through Christian Pulisic but the game flippe...
Sam Allardyce Criticises Premier League after West Brom’s 5-2 win over Chelsea
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Sam Allardyce Criticises Premier League after West Brom’s 5-2 win over Chelsea

  West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce has criticised the Premier League after his side’s 5-2 win over Chelsea on Saturday. The Englishman believes that the Premier League are making things difficult for West Brom with their hectic scheduling as they (his team) fight to avoid relegation. West Brom produced what could be argued as the upset of the season on Saturday with a dramatic 5-2 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Prior to the game, Chelsea were unbeaten in 14 games under Thomas Tuchel. But Sam Allardyce’s side inflicted a first defeat on Tuchel, scoring five goals in the process. Matheus Pereira and substitute Callum Robinson both scored twice after Thiago Silva was sent off in the first half and Mbaye Diagne added the 5th. Although Allardyce is aware ...
Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000 (N52.6m) per week (photos)
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Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000 (N52.6m) per week (photos)

Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new contract with Leicester City that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2024. He was handed a new deal following his impressive performances for the side this season, scoring 12 goals and providing five assists in 28 appearances across all competitions. He was previously earning £60,000 weekly but his new deal sees him earn £100,000 per week (about N52.6m) Iheanacho has been at the club since the summer of 2017 when he joined from Manchester City. “I can’t express how I’m feeling. I’m excited, I’m happy, I’m overwhelmed! It’s a great moment and I’m happy that Leicester City gave me a new contract,” Iheanacho told the club website on Saturday, April 3. “It’s been a great time here. It’s not been easy, b...
Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta ‘not Suspicious’ of Aubameyang After New Contract
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Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta ‘not Suspicious’ of Aubameyang After New Contract

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has insisted he is “not suspicious” that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poor form this season is connected to the new long-term contract he signed in September. Aubameyang had been prolific for the Gunners since he joined from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018. The Gabon striker won the Premier League golden boot in his first full season and finished as the second highest scorer in 2019/2020. But Aubameyang has found things tougher this campaign, scoring just 14 goals in 31 appearances so far. When asked about any link between Aubameyang’s form and his new deal, Arteta said: “It is easy to connect things like that, but I am not suspicious of that. “I have seen, and we have had many conversations, about what he wanted to do from last ...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Don’t Force Women to Date you – Tuchel tells Werner
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Don’t Force Women to Date you – Tuchel tells Werner

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he told German striker Timo Werner, that as he cannot force a woman to go out on a dinner with him, so he should not force himself to start scoring goals. He said the goals will come at the right time, urging the player to take things easy with himself. Tuchel spoke to Werner following his shocking miss against North Macedonia in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday. Werner missed a sitter and was highly criticised by both Chelsea and Germany supporters and even his national team coach Joachim Low. Germany suffered a shocking 2-1 loss in the hands of the lowly rated North Macedonia side But speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash against West Brom on Saturday, Tuchel said he has spoken to the player about ...
I Won’t Play that Game – Mourinho Reacts to Transfer Talk about Harry Kane
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I Won’t Play that Game – Mourinho Reacts to Transfer Talk about Harry Kane

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he will not “play that game” of speculating on Harry Kane’s future. According to him, Kane should “be happy with the moment he is living” for England and Spurs. The 27-year-old striker stoked rumours he may consider leaving Tottenham after Euro 2020 when asked about reports linking him with a move to Manchester United, Manchester City or Real Madrid. “I’m fully focused on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer, and then we’ll see where we go from there,” Kane said in response. However, Mourinho, speaking at a press conference on Friday, said: “I cannot play that game. I have to focus on what is for us. “Of course I am always pleased when my players go to national teams and do well. “...
Dean Henderson Names Man United’s Best Finisher
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Dean Henderson Names Man United’s Best Finisher

Manchester United goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, has named Mason Greenwood as the club’s best finisher ahead of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. According to Henderson, Greenwood is up there with Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane. The Red Devils shot-stopper said this ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Brighton on Sunday. Asked if Mason Greenwood is certainly the ‘best finisher’ at Man United, Henderson told the UMM YouTube channel: “Yeah, by far… By far. “Both feet as well. He is up there with Harry Kane, you know. Kane is the best finisher I have ever seen in my life.” Greenwood has endured an underwhelming 2020/21 season at Old Trafford so far. The 19-year-old was terrific during the 2019/20 campaign, scoring 17 goals in all competitions for Man U...
Real Madrid Lost Ronaldo, Signed Unlucky Hazard – Mohamed Salah
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Real Madrid Lost Ronaldo, Signed Unlucky Hazard – Mohamed Salah

Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah has noted that former Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard has been unlucky at Real Madrid. Salah also said that the La Liga giants lost their best player in history, Cristiano Ronaldo when they allowed the Portuguese star to leave the Bernabeu in 2018. The Egyptian spoke ahead of Liverpool’s battle with Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter finals. The Belgian captain, Hazard, has endured a difficult time at Real Madrid since joining from Chelsea in 2019, being mostly stopped by injuries, scoring only three La Liga goals, in 20 starts. Salah and Hazard played together at Chelsea for 18 months, before the Egyptian forward moved on to Roma for £12million. Speaking to Marca, Salah, 28, said, “They’ve [Real] lost some great players, like Cristi...
Oshoala Nets as Barcelona Qualify for Champions League Semi-final
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Oshoala Nets as Barcelona Qualify for Champions League Semi-final

  Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, netted the only goal for Barcelona, as they lost 2-1 to Manchester City in the second leg of their Women’s Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday. The Spanish qualified for the semi-final however, as they had won 3-0 in the first leg. Oshoala was making her seventh appearance in the European competition. She started the encounter along with Caroline Graham Hansen and Mariona Caldentey in the attack for Lluis Cortes’ team. City opened scoring through Janine Beckie in the 20th minute. After the restart, Caldentey brilliantly set up Oshoala, who made no mistake to fire past Lucy Bronze and Robuck in the 59th minute. Samantha Mewis converted from the penalty spot for secure victory for City on the day.
Germany coach slams Werner for shocking miss in 2-1 defeat to Macedonia
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Germany coach slams Werner for shocking miss in 2-1 defeat to Macedonia

  Germany coach, Joachim Low, has slammed Timo Werner for his shocking miss from close range, as they lost 2-1 to North Macedonia on Wednesday in Duisburg. It was surprise home defeat for the four-time World Cup-winners in the Qatar 2022 home qualifier. Goran Pandev opened scoring, before Ilkay Gundogan made it 1-1 from the penalty spot. Werner had the chance to put Germany in front, only to scuff his shot wide from inside the penalty box. Eljif Elmas made it 2-1 with five minutes left to seal a historic win. “He must put that ball away, no question at all. “He has shown here he can score goals. “But he doesn’t hit the ball right with his left foot, if he makes a clean contact with the ball it’s a goal,” Joachim Low said on RTL after the match.
England vs Poland: What I told John Stones after Blunder – Harry Maguire
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England vs Poland: What I told John Stones after Blunder – Harry Maguire

  Harry Maguire has revealed what he told his England teammate and defence partner, John Stones after the Manchester City star’s blunder in their 2-1 win against Poland on Wednesday. England took the lead in the Group I clash with Harry Kane scoring from the spot but Poland were gifted an equaliser in the 58th minute after Stones conceded possession on the edge of the box. The Man City defender then managed to pick himself up and assisted Harry Maguire’s emphatic strike with five minutes remaining on the clock. And speaking to ITV Sport after the game, Maguire said, “He’s had a brilliant year, he’s had a great camp as well. “Obviously he’s made one little mistake but he makes up for it with a great header at the back post. “I said to him ‘keep going and we’ll get...
Ronaldo Close to Breaking Ali Daei’s Record after Portugal’s Victory against Luxembourg
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Ronaldo Close to Breaking Ali Daei’s Record after Portugal’s Victory against Luxembourg

Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, is closing in on the Iranian, Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals- the most ever in men’s international football after scoring in his side’s World Cup qualifier 3-1 win against Luxembourg on Tuesday night. A goal from Ronaldo and a strike each from Diogo Jota and João Palhinha ensured Portugal defeated Luxembourg at Josy Barthel Stadium. Ronaldo’s goal against Luxembourg means the Juventus star now has 103rd goal for Portugal. The former Real Madrid star has now scored for Portugal in every calendar year since his first international goal in 2004 and moved six away from tying the all-time scoring record for a men’s national team. Reacting after the game, Ronaldo, in a tweet via his Twitter handle, wrote, “Important victory towards our goal. C...
Iheanacho vs Osimhen: Rohr Told to Change Nigeria’s Lead Attacker against Benin, Lesotho
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Iheanacho vs Osimhen: Rohr Told to Change Nigeria’s Lead Attacker against Benin, Lesotho

  Ifeanyi Udeze, a former Super Eagles defender, has told head coach, Gernot Rohr, to allow Kelechi Iheanacho lead the team’s attack ahead of Victor Osimhen against Benin Republic and Lesotho in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifiers. Rohr’s men will travel to Cotonou on Friday for their matchday five ties against Benin in Porto Novo on Saturday. The Super Eagles will also tackle Lesotho next week Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. But Udeze believes Iheanacho’s brilliant goal-scoring form for Leicester City in the Premier League and recently his two goals against Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final last week is an indication that the former Manchester City star must lead Nigeria’s attack ahead of Osimhen. Recall that Osimhen has be...
2022 World Cup Qualifying Matches Round-up from Wednesday
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2022 World Cup Qualifying Matches Round-up from Wednesday

  The road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar began on Wednesday, in the UEFA and Concacaf zones. France were held 1-1 at home by Ukraine. Antoine Griezmann opened scoring for Les Bleus with a stunning finish, before Serhii Sydorchuk equalised after his shot took a massive deflection off Presnel Kimpembe. Portugal secured a narrow 1-0 win over Azerbaijan, thanks to own goal in the 36th minute. World highest-ranked country, Belgium fought back from a goal down to defeat Wales 3-1. Croatia lost to Slovenia and Turkey edged a six-goal thriller; 4-2 against three-time World Cup runners-up, the Netherlands. There were also important wins for Serbia and the Czech Republic against Ireland and Estonia respectively. Finland were held to a 2-2 draw by Bosnia and Herzeg...
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 ...
Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette
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Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette

  Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has insisted that his teammates didn’t respect manager Mikel Arteta’s game plan in the first half of the Gunners’ 3-3 draw with West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. West Ham gave themselves a three-goal advantage inside 32 minutes, with Jesse Lingard, Jarred Bowen and Tomas Soucek scoring for the Hammers against Arsenal at the London Stadium. But Arteta’s men drew level thanks to own goals from Soucek and Craig Dawson before Alexandre Lacazette’s header from substitute Nicolas Pepe’s cross to give both teams a point each. “My feeling is mixed between being proud of the team because we came back in the second half and disappointed with the first half we did,” Lacazette told reporters during his post-match press conference aft...
I Banned my Kids From Wearing Ronaldo’s Juventus No.7 Shirt – Everton star, Allan
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I Banned my Kids From Wearing Ronaldo’s Juventus No.7 Shirt – Everton star, Allan

  The former Napoli midfielder Allan Marques Loureiro has said Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus No.7 shirt is forbidden in his house. According to him, while his children are allowed to wear Ronaldo’s Real Madrid No. 7 shirts when they support the Portuguese star, the Juventus colour is prohibited. Allan said his two children, Miguel and Manuela, idolise Ronaldo, but he will not let them wear the superstar’s Juventus kit. The Brazil International recently shaved his hair as a show of solidarity for nine-year-old Miguel, who suffers from alopecia. “They are big fans of Cristiano Ronaldo so he has always had a Ronaldo shirt, however, he is not allowed to have a Ronaldo Juventus shirt because they are massive rivals of Napoli, so there are a lot of Real Madrid No. 7 shirts...
I Can Play as Goalkeeper for Guardiola – Ilkay Gundogan
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I Can Play as Goalkeeper for Guardiola – Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester City midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan has declared that he would be happy to play as a goalkeeper or a fullback if manager, Pep Guardiola so desires. Gundogan has been playing in a more advanced role for Manchester City this season from where he has been scoring goals. Manchester City secured a 4-0 victory on aggregate against Borussia Monchengladbach to cruise into the last-eight with Kevin De Bruyne and Gundogan on the scoresheet on Tuesday. City now join Real Madrid, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Porto in the quarter-finals line-up. Gundogan’s goal was his 15th for Manchester City this season in all competitions and after the match, Guardiola was left ‘delighted’ with the Germany international’s latest contribution. The midfielder said tha...
Sarr scores as Watford defeat Ladapo’s Rotherham United
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Sarr scores as Watford defeat Ladapo’s Rotherham United

The Senegalese winger scored his ninth goal of the season as the Hornets secured an away victory over Richie Barker’s Millers Watford recorded a 4-1 away win over Rotherham United with Ismaila Sarr scoring a goal for the Hornets. Unbeaten in their last three league games, Xisco Munoz’s squad travelled to the New York Stadium with the ambition of extending their inspiring run. For the hosts, assistant manager Richie Barker was in charge of the Millers as boss Paul Warne was required to watch proceedings from home, as he was undergoing a period of self-isolation.  
Ronaldo Surpasses Pele’s Goal Record
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Ronaldo Surpasses Pele’s Goal Record

Brazil legend, Pele, has congratulated Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, for breaking his record of goals in official matches. Recall that Ronaldo broke Pele’s record after scoring a hat-trick in Juventus’s 3-1 Serie A win over Cagliari on Sunday. The Portugal captain reached 770 official goals in his professional career. Reacting, Pele, in a post via his Instagram handle, congratulated Ronaldo, adding that he admired the 36-year-old, but his only regret was not being able to give him a hug. “@cristiano, life is a solo flight. Each makes his own journey. And what a beautiful journey you are having! I admire you a lot, I love watching you play and this is no secret to anyone. “Congratulations on breaking my record of goals in official matches. My only regret is not be...
Man City vs Man Utd: We are not Suffering a Crisis of Confidence – Solskjaer
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Man City vs Man Utd: We are not Suffering a Crisis of Confidence – Solskjaer

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

  The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has announced that the incidents of accidental handball that lead to a team-mate scoring a goal or having a goal-scoring opportunity, will no longer be considered an offence. Football’s law-making body confirmed this today in a statement. The controversial section of the handball law was enforced during the Premier League game between Fulham and Tottenham on Thursday night. Fulham had a goal by Josh Maja ruled out, when the ball cannoned into the hand of his team-mate Mario Lemina from a Davinson Sanchez clearance. IFAB has now agreed on the change, which comes into effect from July 1. However, competitions have the flexibility to introduce changes before that date. An IFAB statement read: “As the interpret...
Lukaku Sets New Record in Inter Milan’s Victory Over Parma
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Lukaku Sets New Record in Inter Milan’s Victory Over Parma

  Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, on Thursday night, set a new personal assist record during his side’s Serie A 2-1 victory over Parma. Two goals from Alexis Sanchez ensured Antonio Conte’s side defeated Parma at the Stadio Ennio Tardini. The win over Parma means Inter Milan are now on top of the Serie A table with 59 points from 25 games. However, Lukaku swapped scoring goals for setting up goals in Inter’s victory against Parma. The 27-year-old provided an assist for teammate, Alexis Sanchez in the second half of the encounter as Antonio Conte’s men defeated the host. According to OptaPaolo, Lukaku’s assist means the Belgium international has now taken his total in Serie A to eight assists so far this season, which is a new record for him in Europe’s five m...
Mason Mount Deserves to be Chelsea Captain – Redknapp
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Mason Mount Deserves to be Chelsea Captain – Redknapp

  Sky Sport pundit, Jamie Redknapp, has spoken about his admiration for Chelsea’s Mason Mount, and believes he is in line to become the next captain of the team. Mount scored a stunning winner, as the Blues beat Liverpool 1-0 on Thursday night. The 22-year-old midfielder was a big favourite of former manager, Frank Lampard and now appears to have earned Thomas Tuchel’s trust. He has featured in 26 of their 27 matches this season, scoring five goals and producing three assists. “I think the best way to state what he is right now is the ultimate modern-day player,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “He can play in a two in midfield. He can play the No. 10. He can play wide left, wide right. He has that much quality. You could play him as a false 9 if you had to. “He sta...
Ronaldo Sets new Record after scoring in Juventus’ Win Over Spezia
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Ronaldo Sets new Record after scoring in Juventus’ Win Over Spezia

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has hit yet another landmark with his latest goal for the club. Ronaldo rounded off scoring in their 3-0 win over Spezia in Serie A on Tuesday. The victory takes Juve to within seven points of league leaders Inter Milan. Goals from Alvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa had put the hosts in control, before Ronaldo wrapped it up late on. The goal was Ronaldo’s 20th Serie A goal of the season, meaning he reached that number of league strikes for a 12th successive campaign. This dates all the way back to the 2009/2010 campaign, his first at Real Madrid. Lionel Messi is one goal away from hitting his 20th LaLiga strike of the season, and will have done so for 13 campaigns in a row once he manages it
Ian Wright Rejects Penalty Call Against Ndidi in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal
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Ian Wright Rejects Penalty Call Against Ndidi in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal

  Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has given his verdict on the first penalty call against Wilfred Ndidi in Leicester City 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. Referee Paul Tierney had adjudged Ndidi to have brought down Pepe in the box and awarded a penalty but after the video assistant referee’s check the decision was changed to a freekick outside the box Wright, however, believes that both VAR and Tierney were wrong insisting that Ndidi did not make contact with the Ivory Coast winger. Arsenal beat Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday with goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolás Pepé for the Gunners after Youri Tielemans had opened the scoring for the home team. Kelechi Iheanacho, playing in a number 10 role, went the distance along ...
Signing Cristiano Ronaldo Was a Mistake by Juventus – Cassano
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Signing Cristiano Ronaldo Was a Mistake by Juventus – Cassano

  Former Italy international, Antonio Cassano has said Juventus made a mistake by signing Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018 with the aim of helping the Serie A champions to win the Champions League. The Portuguese superstar has, however, ended up winning the league title back to back while the dream of Champions League glory in Italy remains unfulfilled. And Cassano feels Juve erred in signing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner from Real Madrid. “Juventus signed him to win the Champions League, but they’ve done worse with him than they’ve done before,” Cassano said to Corriere dello Sport. “They would have won the Scudetto [Serie A title] without him. It was the wrong project. “He’ll keep scoring goals because he knows how to do that no matter w...
Zidane Reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-0 Win at Atalanta
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Zidane Reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-0 Win at Atalanta

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has admitted it was difficult to beat 10-man Atalanta in their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday night. Los Blancos came away with a 1-0 away win, with Ferland Mendy scoring a stunning late winner. Remo Freuler was sent off for the Serie A side in a controversial decision, before Casemiro picked up a booking that will see him miss the second leg. Madrid were unable to capitalise on their extra man advantage, until Mendy’s late effort went in with five minutes left. “It was difficult for us. But in the end it’s a good result. “It’s an important result with an away goal. But we know there’s a return leg and we have to win. It wasn’t easy, even 10 against 11. We played against a very physically strong team who were d...
Champions League:Lewandowski Becomes Third Top Scorer
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Champions League:Lewandowski Becomes Third Top Scorer

  Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, is now the third top scorer of all time in the Champions League. The Pole pounced on a poor back pass to open scoring in their 4-1 win over Lazio on Tuesday in a last-16 first leg. In doing so, he surpassed former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez in the competition scoring charts. Lewandowski is now only behind Cristiano Ronaldo (134) and Lionel Messi (119). Bayern’s 17-year-old midfielder Jamal Musiala doubled their advantage, making him the youngest English player to score in the competition. Leroy Sane and a Francesco Acerbi own goal stretched the Bundesliga champions’ advantage early in the second half, before Joaquin Correa pulled one back. It was an 18th consecutive match without defeat for Bayern Munich in t...
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...
Mason Mount is Chelsea’s Next Captain – Joe Cole
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Mason Mount is Chelsea’s Next Captain – Joe Cole

  Former Chelsea forward, Joe Cole, has identified midfielder, Mason Mount, as next captain of the club. Mount has been very outstanding for Chelsea since gaining promotion from the youth team. He helped Chelsea record the 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday after winning and scoring a penalty at St Mary’s. And Cole, a former England International said Mount will grow to become Chelsea’s skipper. “He’s a great player,” Cole said BT Sport. “He’s a leader in the dressing room and I think he will go on to be a Chelsea captain. “He has great feet and he drove Chelsea on and there is a reason Tuchel has taken to him straightaway and that is because of his personality and because of his quality. “He has a massive future, but forget the future, he is the present...
Why I Took Chelsea’s Penalty in 1-1 Draw Against Southampton – Mason Mount
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Why I Took Chelsea’s Penalty in 1-1 Draw Against Southampton – Mason Mount

  Chelsea star, Mason Mount, has revealed why he took the penalty in his side’s 1-1 draw against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday. Mount’s penalty and Takumi Minamino’s strike ensured both Chelsea and Southampton shared a point each at St Mary’s. Jorginho has been a regular penalty-taker for the Blues, but the Italy international was off the pitch, while Tammy Abraham, who was ahead of Mount in Chelsea’s queue of penalty-takers, was replaced at half-time. But Mount is now saying that he took the penalty during Chelsea’s clash with Southampton on manager, Thomas Tuchel’s advice. “Tammy was actually taking the first one but obviously he went off at half-time, so it was either me or Timo [Werner],” Mount told Chelsea’s official website. The manager said...
Man Utd boss Solskjaer: I haven’t been surprised by Cavani, just impressed
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Man Utd boss Solskjaer: I haven’t been surprised by Cavani, just impressed

The Uruguayan has scored seven times in an impressive debut season at Old Trafford Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Edinson Cavani's strong debut campaign at Old Trafford hasn't come as a surprise to him. The 34-year-old has made a big impact after signing as a free agent last October, scoring seven goals in all competitions and six in the Premier League. Solskjaer indicated he will sit down with Cavani at the end of the season to determine whether to trigger the club's option to extend the striker's contract by a further season.
Selfish Player, you Don’t Care about Others Scoring Goals – Cassano Blasts Cristiano Ronaldo
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Selfish Player, you Don’t Care about Others Scoring Goals – Cassano Blasts Cristiano Ronaldo

  Former Italy international, Antonio Cassano, has slammed Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, ahead of the Bianconer’s Serie A clash with Crotone on Monday. Cassano said Ronaldo is a ‘selfish’ player that doesn’t give a damn about his teammates scoring goals. According to him, Ronaldo would struggle to adapt to Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo’s philosophy at Allianz because he is too focused on himself to help the team. Ronaldo supplied two key passes and only had one shot on target as FC Porto defeated Juventus 2-1 in the Champions League last 16 first-leg tie on Wednesday night in Portugal. The 36-year-old joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018 for €112million after winning five Champions League trophies. “I have always said, even though he [Cristiano Ronald...
Enyeama Names PSG’s Mbappe as Favourite to Win Ballon d’Or Award
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Enyeama Names PSG’s Mbappe as Favourite to Win Ballon d’Or Award

  Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has said Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe is favourite to win the Ballon d’Or in future. Mbappe put up an outstanding display, scoring a hat-trick as PSG defeated Barcelona 4-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday night. “Mbappe is such a great player, future Ballon d’Or. Players like him make goalkeeping – such a beautiful job – a matchday dream,” Enyeama tweeted after the game. Mbappe, 22, has now become only the third player to score a Champions League hat-trick against the Blaugrana. Faustino Asprilla did so for Newcastle and Andriy Shevchenko for Dynamo Kyiv (both in 1997). In addition, Mbappe became just the second player to net at least twice at Camp Nou in European Cup/Champions League action after Feren...
Barcelona vs PSG: What Messi Told me – Dembele
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Barcelona vs PSG: What Messi Told me – Dembele

  Barcelona star, Ousmane Dembele has revealed some advice he got from superstar Lionel Messi prior to their 4-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 first leg. PSG thrashed Barcelona 4-1 in the first leg on Tuesday with Kylian Mbappé scoring a hattrick. But in an interview before the game, the French international, who has endured a difficult time in Catalonia, confirmed that some wise words from his captain have made a big difference in his reviving career. “He tells me how to position myself and when to pass, because I like to dribble when I have the ball”, the 23-year-old said in an interview with UEFA.com. “I like to go forward on my own. Sometimes he tells me to calm down, to go out wide, or wait for a teammate and to not always try ...
Coppa Italia: What Gattuso Said about Victor Osimhen After Napoli’s 3-1 Defeat to Atalanta
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Coppa Italia: What Gattuso Said about Victor Osimhen After Napoli’s 3-1 Defeat to Atalanta

  Napoli coach, Gennaro Gattuso has reacted to Victor Osimhen’s performance in their Coppa Italia 3-1 loss to Atalanta on Wednesday. Gattuso spoke with reporters at the Gewiss Stadium after the semifinal loss, which sent them out of the competition. Atalanta scored two goals through Duván Zapata and Matteo Pessina. Hirving Lozano reduced the arrears for Napoli on 53 minutes but Matteo Pessina wrapped up the scoring in the 78th minute. Victor Osimhen was named in the starting lineup for the first time in three months and was subbed off in the 78 minutes. Gattuso said the Nigerian internationali is lacking sharpness in front of goal after spending several weeks on the sidelines. “It’s not easy to be at the top of the game after being out for 94 days,” Gattuso told ...
Highest Goal Scorers in Premier League After Week 23 [See top 15]
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Highest Goal Scorers in Premier League After Week 23 [See top 15]

Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah is three goals clear in the race for the Golden Boot this season with 16 goals after Game Week 23 fixtures. Salah remains top of the scoring charts, after his consolation goal from the spot, as the Reds lost 4-1 to Manchester City on Sunday. Tottenham Hotspur captain, Harry Kane, is in second place with 13 goals. Kane shares the position with team-mate Son Heung-Min, Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton). Patrick Bamford of Leeds United has 12 goals. Premier League top scorers: 16 goals: Mohammed Salah (Liverpool) 13 goals: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Son Heung-Min (Tottenham), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) 12 goals: Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) 11 goals: Jamie V...
Nigerian Player Eberechi Eze Wins Crystal Palace player of the Month for the Second Time
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Nigerian Player Eberechi Eze Wins Crystal Palace player of the Month for the Second Time

Nigerian player, Eberechi Eze, has been named Crystal Palace Player of the Month for January. The award given to him on Monday, February 8,  was the second time the 22-year-old scooped the monthly accolade in his debut Premier League season after winning the prize in November. He helped Crystal Palace win two of their five Premier League matches, scoring two goals. The fans gave him 36 percent of their votes to win the award while Vicente Guaita and Jairo Riedewald followed in the second and third spots respectively.
EPL: Guardiola Claims Goalkeeper Ederson Could Take Man City’s Next Penalty
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EPL: Guardiola Claims Goalkeeper Ederson Could Take Man City’s Next Penalty

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said he will consider goalkeeper Ederson as the next penalty taker, after Ilkay Gundogan’s miss at Liverpool. Gundogan stepped up to take the spot kick after Raheem Sterling was fouled by Fabinho late in the first half, but put his effort over the bar. The German midfielder, however, made amends by scoring twice in the second half, as City recorded an emphatic 4-1 win at Anfield. “Gundogan missed a penalty, it’s like a routine against them, but we started really really well, doing what we want to do,” Guardiola told BBC Sport. Turning his attention to the penalty miss, Guardiola added: “It’s a problem that we have. In important moments, we cannot miss it, and it doesn’t matter the taker. “Again, I’m going to think abo...
Man Utd Suffer Pogba njury blow after 3-3 draw with Everton
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Man Utd Suffer Pogba njury blow after 3-3 draw with Everton

Manchester United have been dealt a major injury blow, as Paul Pogba was taken off injured after 39 minutes of their Premier League clash with Everton. Pogba has been in fine form in recent weeks, but now looks set for a spell on the sidelines. Towards the end of the first half, the France midfielder pulled up in discomfort after playing a simple pass towards Victor Lindelof. He pointed to his right thigh as he was treated on the pitch, before being replaced by Fred. United were two goals ahead through Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes at the time. Everton struck back, equalising through Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez. Scott McTominay looked to have won the game for United with a 70th-minute header. But Everton found a dramatic late equaliser through Domin...
Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Arteta Provides Update on Aubameyang, Pepe, Others Ahead of EPL Clash
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Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Arteta Provides Update on Aubameyang, Pepe, Others Ahead of EPL Clash

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has provided the latest update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mathew Ryan and Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon at Villa Park. Arteta’s side head to the game following 2-1 defeat against Wolves in their last fixture on Tuesday. Providing an update on his players, Arteta was quoted by Arsenal’s official website as saying, “Mat has not been available to train yet, and Alex is available, so we will have the choice between the two of them for the weekend. “If Mat is able to train, and they are both fit, we will have a decision to make. If Mat is not fit, obviously Alex will be in goal. “Well Auba is available, he played a few minutes after ...

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