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West Ham boss Moyes ‘disappointed’ for Lingard amid lack of Man Utd playing time
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West Ham boss Moyes ‘disappointed’ for Lingard amid lack of Man Utd playing time

The midfielder has featured just 11 times this season at Old Trafford after shining on loan in London last season David Moyes admits that he feels bad for Jesse Lingard as the midfielder continues to struggle for minutes at Manchester United. West Ham benefitted mightily from Lingard's loan spell last season, with the midfielder scoring nine times in 16 appearances and helping the Hammers to a sixth-placed finish. This season, West Ham currently sit fourth, three points ahead of Manchester United, where Lingard has featured just 11 times this season.  
No time to celebrate – Cristiano Ronaldo after making history in Man Utd’s 3-2 win over Arsenal
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No time to celebrate – Cristiano Ronaldo after making history in Man Utd’s 3-2 win over Arsenal

Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted after making history in his side’s Premier League 3-2 win over Arsenal on Thursday night. The former Juventus star became the first player to score 801 goals for both club and country after scoring two goals to help Man United beat Arsenal. Reacting, Ronaldo said there was no time for him and his teammates to celebrate their win over Arsenal because their minds are already set on their next game. The Portugal captain also described Man United’s win over Arsenal as very important for the Red Devils to get back on track. Man United defeated Arsenal at Old Trafford thanks to a goal from Bruno Fernandes and a brace from Ronaldo. Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard did score for Arsenal. In a post via his Instagram page ...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic declares Brazil’s Ronaldo football’s greatest of all time and not Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic declares Brazil’s Ronaldo football’s greatest of all time and not Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has declared Brazilian legend, Ronaldo, the greatest footballer of all time ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated football for over a decade now with both scoring a phenomenal amount of goals and winning almost everything there is to win. Messi was awarded his seventh Ballon d'Or on Monday night, November 29, after another successful 12 months, while Ronaldo has five. However, Ibrahimovic, who played with Messi at Barcelona during the 2009-10 campaign, believes his former team-mate is better than Ronaldo, but doesn't think the Argentine is the greatest of all time. When asked to choose between Messi and Ronaldo, the AC Milan striker, 40, told Corriere della Sera: 'Both are very strong. I say Messi also bec...
Danny Murphy Names Chelsea star who never disappoints
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Danny Murphy Names Chelsea star who never disappoints

Former Premier League star, Danny Murphy has hailed Chelsea’s Mason Mount, saying the England midfielder never disappoints. He said this after Chelssa suffered to beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road on Wednesday, with goals from Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech for the Blues and Emmanuel Dennis scoring for the home side. Mount also played a part in Ziyech’s goal and Murphy said after the 2-1 win that he is a player that ‘never disappoints’. “Mount never does [disappoint]. He’s got that quality and that desire to keep getting into dangerous areas,” Murphy told BBC. “They’ve got lots of quality players but it was great to see him back. You know what you get from him. “You get a great touch, great technique and that willingness to get into areas. He’s always a threat. “Chelsea w...
Jamie Carragher Snubs Liverpool, names team to win Premier League title this season
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Jamie Carragher Snubs Liverpool, names team to win Premier League title this season

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has backed Manchester City to lift the Premier League title this season ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool. Chelsea managed a 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday to keep their place at the top of the table. But Manchester City’s 2-1 win over West ham meant that Chelsea are now only one point ahead of Pep Guardiola’s side . Liverpool, who thrashed Southampton 4-0 earlier on Saturday, are just two points off the top. Carragher noted that both Chelsea and Liverpool have been impressive so far but still tipped City to defend their title. Carragher added, “It’s been a good weekend for Liverpool but they’ve dropped some silly points this season so I’m with Roy, I think I’d probably just go with Man City. “Liverpool have kept a...
I Don’t think it was Penalty – Carrick Reacts to Man Utd’s draw with Chelsea
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I Don’t think it was Penalty – Carrick Reacts to Man Utd’s draw with Chelsea

Manchester United caretaker manager, Michael Carrick, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Carrack claimed that the penalty awarded to Chelsea against Man United during the encounter was not a penalty. Jadon Sancho had opened the scoring for Man United in the second half before Jorginho equalized for Chelsea from the spot a few minutes later. Wan-Bissaka had caught Thiago Silva with an outstretched leg and kicked the Brazilian on the ankle. The referee immediately points to the spot-kick. Speaking after the game, Carrick said at his post-match press conference, “I don’t think it was a penalty, that was disappointing. “It’s been a tough, tough week, and I am immensely proud of the effort the players put in.” Man United’s next game...
Chelsea vs Man Utd: You’ve to prove – Fernandes hints at why Carrick benched Ronaldo
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Chelsea vs Man Utd: You’ve to prove – Fernandes hints at why Carrick benched Ronaldo

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has hinted why caretaker manager, Michael Carrick, against Chelsea. Carrick raised eyebrows with his decision to drop Ronaldo to the bench for the Premier League clash with Chelsea, despite the Portuguese scoring a goal in Man United’s Champions League win over Villarreal a few days ago. But Fernandes has now insisted that Manchester United players must prove they deserve to start matches every day as he returned to the starting XI against Chelsea and Ronaldo was dropped. When asked by Sky Sports whether he had a point to prove on his return to Man United’s starting XI against Chelsea, Fernandes declared that all players at Old Trafford must prove they deserve to start, regardless of reputation. “We have to prove something every ...
Barcelona pair Reverter, Alemany at Man City Friday amid Torres interest
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Barcelona pair Reverter, Alemany at Man City Friday amid Torres interest

Barcelona are planning a bid for Manchester City attacker Ferran Torres. The Daily Mail says Torres, currently going through rehabilitation on a foot injury sustained last month, would be expected to cost around double the £21million City paid Valencia for him last year. The 21-year-old Spain international is understood to be interested in exploring a move after limited starts prior to his injury. Barca's chief executive Ferran Reverter and director of football Mateu Alemany visited City's training base on Friday. City sources said the pair were in the UK for business meetings. Although going through financial strife, Barca also possess a long-standing desire to land Raheem Sterling. But the forward has rediscovered his scoring touch, notching in each of his last three games...
You won’t win UCL defending with seven players – Henry warns PSG over Messi, Mbappe, Neymar  Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has said that Paris Saint-Germain cannot win the Champions League “defending with seven players”.  Henry stated this on CBS, while offering his analyis on PSG’s group game at Manchester City.  Kylian Mbappe opened scoring at The Etihad, before Pep Guardiola’s men turned it around through Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.  Henry has now criticized Mbappe and fellow forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar, for their lacklustre performance on Wednesday.   He said PSG have no hope of getting their hands on the European silverware if their Ligue 1 stars continue to neglect their defensive responsibilities.  “If you want to win the Champions League, you cannot defend with seven players.  “It is impossible, I don’t care who you are. The full backs are exposed, so it’s virtually a three vs one, three vs two on the pitch.  “Team that win titles – and the Champions League even more so – have their front-three facing the ball.  “That way the full backs will feel more comfortable with what’s going on behind them.  “But right now they’re too exposed. Teams in France cannot expose them, but Man City can,” Henry said.  He added: “Pochettino is not allowed to be Pochettino at times with that team.  “How do you take (Messi, Mbappe or Neymar) off? So he put Angel Di Maria in midfield – but he was exposed and not helping.”
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You won’t win UCL defending with seven players – Henry warns PSG over Messi, Mbappe, Neymar Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has said that Paris Saint-Germain cannot win the Champions League “defending with seven players”. Henry stated this on CBS, while offering his analyis on PSG’s group game at Manchester City. Kylian Mbappe opened scoring at The Etihad, before Pep Guardiola’s men turned it around through Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. Henry has now criticized Mbappe and fellow forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar, for their lacklustre performance on Wednesday. He said PSG have no hope of getting their hands on the European silverware if their Ligue 1 stars continue to neglect their defensive responsibilities. “If you want to win the Champions League, you cannot defend with seven players. “It is impossible, I don’t care who you are. The full backs are exposed, so it’s virtually a three vs one, three vs two on the pitch. “Team that win titles – and the Champions League even more so – have their front-three facing the ball. “That way the full backs will feel more comfortable with what’s going on behind them. “But right now they’re too exposed. Teams in France cannot expose them, but Man City can,” Henry said. He added: “Pochettino is not allowed to be Pochettino at times with that team. “How do you take (Messi, Mbappe or Neymar) off? So he put Angel Di Maria in midfield – but he was exposed and not helping.”

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has said that Paris Saint-Germain cannot win the Champions League “defending with seven players”. Henry stated this on CBS, while offering his analyis on PSG’s group game at Manchester City. Kylian Mbappe opened scoring at The Etihad, before Pep Guardiola’s men turned it around through Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. Henry has now criticized Mbappe and fellow forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar, for their lacklustre performance on Wednesday. He said PSG have no hope of getting their hands on the European silverware if their Ligue 1 stars continue to neglect their defensive responsibilities. “If you want to win the Champions League, you cannot defend with seven players. “It is impossible, I don’t care who you are. The full bac...
Chelsea caused us so many problems – Bonucci says after Juve’s 4-0 defeat
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Chelsea caused us so many problems – Bonucci says after Juve’s 4-0 defeat

Veteran Juventus defender, Leonardo Bonucci has admitted that Chelsea caused them ‘so many problems’ in their 4-0 defeat in the Champions League on Tuesday. Chelsea delivered a command performance with Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner scoring for the home side at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s side have now secured their place in the knockout stage of the competition and are on course to finish top of Group H ahead of Juve. And Bonucci wants his teammates to ‘learn lessons’ from their humbling against the Blues. “It’s a heavy defeat, certainly, we have to take the lesson that against these teams you must always go at 1,000km/h, because the moment you slow it down, they punish you,” Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia. “We tried in the second hal...
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes a Swipe at Man Utd following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Sacking

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has slammed his former club Manchester United following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The AC Milan striker believes Manchester United’s current predicament is partly down to the club being obsessed with its past, saying: ‘You have to think about the present or you should go to a hospital and clean your head.’ Asked about United’s current problems, Zlatan told The Guardian: ‘They talk too much about the past. ‘When I went there I said: “I’m here to focus on the present and to make my own story.” But when you have too much it becomes like a loop. ‘You have to think about the present or you should go to a hospital and clean your head.’ Despite his word of warning for his former side, Ibrahimovic feels the technical quality of the Premier League was...
Messi, Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Cristiano Ronaldo shortlisted for Best FIFA Men’s Player as Premier League leads 11-man list with five entries
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Messi, Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Cristiano Ronaldo shortlisted for Best FIFA Men’s Player as Premier League leads 11-man list with five entries

Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin de Bruyne are among the 11 players that have been shortlisted for the Best FIFA Men’s Player of the year award. Also Chelsea duo Jorginho and N'Golo Kante complete the Premier League contingent on the list for the accolade, which will be awarded on January 17 next year. Salah has been in superb form for Liverpool this season, scoring 16 goals in 16 appearances in all competitions. He has set a new club record by scoring in nine consecutive games and was hailed as the best player in the world by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp last month. Ronaldo meanwhile has almost single-handedly kept Manchester United in the Champions League with a string of late goals. The Portuguese also became the most prolific goalscorer of all time in inter...
Roko Simic: Salzburg’s €4m teenage striker linked with Real Madrid and Arsenal
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Roko Simic: Salzburg’s €4m teenage striker linked with Real Madrid and Arsenal

The 18-year-old, who is the son of a Croatia legend and has been likened to Dusan Vlahovic, has scored 15 goals for club and country already this term   The term 'elite striker factory' is thrown around when fans speak about Red Bull Salzburg, but there is no doubt that the Austrian champions do something right when it comes to developing No.9s. Erling Haaland is, of course, the poster boy, but he is not the only centre forward who has thrived when wearing the red and white of Salzburg. Patson Daka left for Leicester City in the summer of 2021 with a better than one-in-two record, and Karim Adeyemi looks set to be the next to fly the nest after scoring 15 goals in 22 games to start the season, drawing interest from the great and good of the European elite.
Ronaldo, Portugal lose automatic 2022 World Cup ticket in shock defeat
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Ronaldo, Portugal lose automatic 2022 World Cup ticket in shock defeat

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal on Sunday, lost the chance to qualify automatically for the 2020 World Cup. The former European champions gave away a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 to Serbia in a Group A qualifier. Renato Sanchez had opened the scoring for Portugal, but Dusan Tadic equalized in the 33rd minute of the game. Aleksandar Mitrovic then climbed off the bench to grab a 90th-minute winner and complete a remarkable comeback. The victory ensures Serbia takes top spot with 20 points. They have three more points than second-placed Portugal, who only needed a draw to finish on top on goal difference and qualify. Instead, Ronaldo and his team mates will head into the March playoffs with the other group-stage runners-up to try to reach Qatar 2022.
World Cup 2022: We are going there to win – Mbappe
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World Cup 2022: We are going there to win – Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has named France as the country that will win next year’s World Cup in Qatar. The France international disclosed this after scoring four goals in his country’s World Cup qualifier’s 8-0 win against Kazakhstan at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Saturday. France defeated Kazakhstan to book their place in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, thanks to goals from Mbappe (4), Karim Benzema (2), Adrien Rabiot (1) and Antoine Griezmann (1) with a game to spare. Speaking at his post-match press conference after the game, Mbappe said, “A World Cup is a dream, an aim, it’s everything and it’s a unique chance to play in a team that can win it.
You’ll not win any trophy with Man United – Sinclair tells Ronaldo
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You’ll not win any trophy with Man United – Sinclair tells Ronaldo

Former Manchester City ace, Trevor Sinclair has told Cristiano Ronaldo that he should not expect to win any silverware with Manchester United. Sinclair told talkSPORT Breakfast: “He [Ronaldo] will score goals, there is a lot of glory in there if he does turn it around for Manchester United, but the likelihood is he’ll score a lot of goals but not pick up any silverware.” Sinclair, who spoke ahead of the Manchester derby, insisted that the fact ya t Ronaldo chose to sign for United shows he loves the club. Ronaldo has come to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s rescue on many occasions this season and is expected to once again lead the Red Devils against City on Saturday afternoon. “His foundations were at Manchester United and actually, when you think about it, this is him, ...
‘One hundred per cent’ – Torres convinced Liverpool’s Salah the best player in the world
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‘One hundred per cent’ – Torres convinced Liverpool’s Salah the best player in the world

The former Reds striker explains why he thinks the 29-year-old Egypt international is currently the best player in the world Fernando Torres has maintained Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is currently the best player in the world. The 29-year-old Egypt international has enjoyed a good start to the current campaign, scoring 15 goals and recording six assists in just 14 matches across the Premier League and Uefa Champions League. Torres was in attendance on Wednesday as Liverpool beat his former side Atletico Madrid 2-0 in their Group B Champions League fixture at Anfield, and was in awe of the Egyptian.  
Cavani’s phone call asking to leave Man Utd revealed
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Cavani’s phone call asking to leave Man Utd revealed

Boca Juniors chief, Juan Roman Riquelme, has revealed that Edinson Cavani called him in January, in a bid to leave Manchester United. Cavani moved to Old Trafford as a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2020. The Uruguay striker struggled for minutes initially and was only used sporadically by Red Devils boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, during the first half of the 2020-21 season. Halfway through his time in Manchester, Cavani started exploring options to leave and join Boca. “In January, Cavani called me that he wanted to come because he was playing little there. “I’ve been speaking with him for a long time and he called me in January to come because he wasn’t playing there. I remember we talked one day and the next day he came in and scored two goals in the ...
Ziyech: Chelsea star equals Chamakh’s Champions League record
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Ziyech: Chelsea star equals Chamakh’s Champions League record

The 28-year-old found the net against the Blue Ones to become the joint-highest scoring Moroccan in the competition’s history Hakim Ziyech’s second-half strike in Chelsea’s 1-0 triumph over Malmo FF has seen him match Marouane Chamakh to become the joint-highest scoring Moroccan in Uefa Champions League history. He was named in the starting XI against the Allsvenskan outfit and repaid Thomas Tuchel’s faith in him by netting the only goal four minutes from the hour mark thanks to a Callum Hudson-Odoi assist. That effort was his eighth in the competition’s history – which saw him equal Chamakh’s mark – a feat the 37-year-old achieved during his time at Bordeaux and Arsenal.  
Liverpool vs Brighton: Brighton fight back to draw Reds at Anfield
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Liverpool vs Brighton: Brighton fight back to draw Reds at Anfield

Brighton fought back to draw Liverpool 2-2 in their English Premier League encounter on Saturday. Liverpool blew at 2-0 lead at Anfield as Brighton battled back to earn a deserved 2-2 draw. Liverpool stretched their unbeaten run to 24 games in all competitions, but will feel two points slipped away after another flying start. Mohamed Salah’s scoring streak came to an end at 10 games, but the Egyptian set up the opener as his pass was swept into the far corner by Jordan Henderson. Sadio Mane doubled the home side’s advantage with a back post header before the Senegalese had another goal ruled out for handball after he caught Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez in possession. The Seagulls grabbed a lifeline before half-time when Enock Mwepu’s cross flew over the stranded Alis...
Carabao Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea qualify for quarter-final
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Carabao Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea qualify for quarter-final

Arsenal and Chelsea are through to the quarter-final of this year’s Carabao Cup. The Gunners defeated Leeds United 2-0 in what was a straightforward affair at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night. Two second-half goals from Callum Chambers, who scored with his first touch off the bench and Eddie Nketiah, sent Mikel Arteta’s men through. Chelsea needed penalties to see off Southampton, after their tie ended 1-1 after 90 minutes. Kai Havertz opened the scoring for the Blues, but Che Adams equalized immediately after the break. Kepa Arizabalag was the hero again for the Stamford Bridge side, as they won 4-3 on penalties. Sunderland are also through, after they won a shoot-out against Queens Park Rangers.
UCL: I love Salah but he’s not – Thierry Henry names best player in the world
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UCL: I love Salah but he’s not – Thierry Henry names best player in the world

Former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry has said that Karim Benzema and Robert Lewandowski are far ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in terms of who is currently the best player in the world. Henry said the Egyptian should not be classed as the best player in the world despite the 29-year-old making an impressive start to the season with Liverpool scoring 12 goals in 11 appearances so far. According to the France legend, Salah should be considered as the best player in the Premier League at the moment but not in the world. When asked by CBS Sport if he considers Salah as the best player in the world, Henry said: “Not yet.
‘Spend time in the kitchen’ – Man City patience with Palmer pays off after maiden Champions League goal
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‘Spend time in the kitchen’ – Man City patience with Palmer pays off after maiden Champions League goal

The teenager scored the club's fourth goal in Tuesday's European clash, to continue his meteoric rise for Pep Guardiola's side Cole Palmer scored his first Champions League goal on Tuesday as the Manchester City starlet found the back of the net against Belgian side Club Brugge. The goal was Palmer's second senior finish, with the 19-year-old forward previously scoring for City in a 6–1 home win over Wycombe Wanderers in the League Cup Palmer's goal saw the youngster join Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez and Kyle Walker on the scoresheet for a rampant Manchester City side.  
Ballon d’Or 2021: Modric names player that deserves to win award
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Ballon d’Or 2021: Modric names player that deserves to win award

Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric, has said Karim Benzema deserves to win the Ballon d’Or this year. Benzema made the 30-man shortlist for the award, along with favourites Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jorginho, Robert Lewandowski and N’Golo Kante. The France striker had the best scoring season of his career last year, netting 22 times in LaLiga. He followed it up by winning the Nations League with Les Bleus last week. Modric is now the latest footballer to advocate for Benzema winning the prize. “We will see. There are various candidates that could win it. For me, Karim is one of them. “I hope that he wins it because he deserves it for how he has played this year and his trajectory. “Above all, these recent years. He has always been at the top level. And he h...
EPL: Ian Wright blames two Arsenal players after 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace
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EPL: Ian Wright blames two Arsenal players after 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has called out Ben White and Nicolas Pepe following their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Monday night. Wright feels Patrick Vieira’s men were “unfortunate” not to win at the Emirates. Second-half substitute Alexandre Lacazette ensured the Gunners got a point, scoring with the last kick of the play. Goals from Christian Benteke and Odsonne Edouard had given Palace hope of winning, following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s eighth-minute opener. The result stretched Arsenal unbeaten streak to six matches in all competitions and moved Mikel Arteta’s men up to 12th in the Premier League table. But Wright was not impressed with White and Pepe. “I think it’s a little bit of a worry for Arsenal because when you look at both goals, we’re not getting defend...
Leicester end Man Utd run in 4-2 thriller
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Leicester end Man Utd run in 4-2 thriller

Leicester came from behind to win 4-2 against Manchester United and end their opponents' 29-game unbeaten run away from home. Mason Greenwood had opened the scoring with a stunning strike but Youri Tielemans produced one of his own before Caglar Soyuncu put Leicester ahead late in the game. Marcus Rashford looked to have salvaged something but Jamie Vardy immediately restored the advantage before Patson Daka ensured the result in stoppage time. It was no more than Leicester deserved as Brendan Rodgers' side played the more proactive football throughout to end a run of four games without a win. The defeat leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under further scrutiny as United's own winless run extends to three games as they continue to look less than the sum of their expensive parts.
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...
France defeat Spain in UEFA Nations League final
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France defeat Spain in UEFA Nations League final

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

Former Scotland manager, Alex McLeish, has insisted that Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has created a “big negative” at Old Trafford after deciding to bench star player, Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo has been one of Man United’s outstanding players so far this season, scoring five goals in all competitions for Solskjaer’s side since joining the club from Juventus in the summer. But Solskjaer opted to start the 36-year-old on the bench in Man United’s last Premier League game against Everton. His decision backfired as the Red Devils played a 1-1 draw with Everton and the Norwegian was heavily criticized for his choice. Speaking on the development, McLeish said Solskjaer’s decision has done more damage than good, adding that the United coach was trying to manage R...
2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria paid the price for underestimating CAR – Savoy
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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria paid the price for underestimating CAR – Savoy

The Super Eagles looked down on the Wild Beasts and were made to bear the brunt, according to the Spanish-Swiss tactician Nigeria was paid "the hard way" for underrating the Central African Republic, according to coach Raoul Savoy. The Wild Beasts pulled off a shock 1-0 triumph over the three-time African champions in Thursday’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier staged at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. Despite boasting superior ball possession and numerous scoring chances, Gernot Rohr’s men were stunned by super-sub Karl Namnganda, who profited from a moment of carelessness by William Troost-Ekong’s backline. With this result, the Central African country has earned their first win in Group C en route to Qatar 2022. For Savoy, the result was their own way of repaying the 2013 Africa...
Rejuvenated Abraham loving life with Jose in Rome
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Rejuvenated Abraham loving life with Jose in Rome

Tammy Abraham is loving life under Jose Mourinho after answering the Roma manager's call to spurn Premier League interest for a fresh start in the Italian sunshine. The 24-year-old this summer became the latest English talent to head abroad as a lack of opportunities under Thomas Tuchel saw him bring down the curtain down on his long association with Chelsea. Abraham scored a hat-trick in what proved to be Frank Lampard's final match in January and only played seven more times for the club, with the striker left out of the victorious Champions League final squad. He subsequently swapped Stamford Bridge for the Stadio Olimpico in search of game time, joining Roma in a £34m deal and scoring four goals in his first 10 matches under Mourinho. He said: "Why Italy? Good question....
You must Buckle Down to Save your Career at Man Utd – Yorke warns Martial
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You must Buckle Down to Save your Career at Man Utd – Yorke warns Martial

Former Manchester United striker, Dwight Yorke has warned Anthony Martial that he must ‘buckle down’ to save his career at the club. Yorke believes Martial needs to prove his ‘immense talent’ in order to find his way back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team at Old Trafford. Martial was handed his first Premier League start of the season in Man United’s 1-1 draw with Everton last Saturday and justified his selection by scoring his side’s only goal of the encounter. But with Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani ahead of Martial in Solskjaer’s pecking order of forwards and Marcus Rashford set to return from injury, the France international is struggling for game tim “When you play for this club [Manchester United] and you are not doing the business and your form...
Carragher names best player in Europe after Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Man City
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Carragher names best player in Europe after Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Man City

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has named Mohamed Salah as the best player in Europe. He urged the club to do whatever they can to tie the Egypt international to a new contract. Carragher was speaking after Salah netted a dazzling goal against Manchester City in a 2-2 draw on Sunday. Salah, who also set up Sadio Mane’s opener, has scored in seven consecutive games for the Reds, equalling his longest scoring streak and becoming only the fourth player to reach 100 Premier League goals for Liverpool in the process. “I don’t think there’s anyone playing better in the world or in Europe at the moment. “His record at the start of this season has been absolutely outstanding. “You can never really question him for what he’s done at Liverpool – if at all – but r...
BREAKING: BBNaija: WhiteMoney emerges winner of season 6
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BREAKING: BBNaija: WhiteMoney emerges winner of season 6

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, WhiteMoney has emerged the winner of the reality show. WhiteMoney emerged winner after scoring the highest votes on Sunday night. Liquorose emerged as the last female housemate and first runner up of season 6. He defeated Cross, Pere, Angel, Liquorose and Emmanuel to claim the grand prize in the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ edition of the reality show. Twenty-six housemates participated in the show which premiered on the 24th and 25th of July 2021. Last year, Laycon won the Lockdown edition. Laycon, a well known Nigerian singer performed his hit songs on stage before the winner was announced.
Salah goal ‘pure world class’ says Klopp as Liverpool forward equals best ever scoring run for Reds
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Salah goal ‘pure world class’ says Klopp as Liverpool forward equals best ever scoring run for Reds

The Egyptian left several Manchester City defenders in the dust before powering a shot past Ederson in the thrilling draw at Anfield on Sunday Jurgen Klopp has hailed Mohamed Salah's wonder goal against Manchester City on Sunday as "pure world class". The forward dribbled through City's defence before striking a difficult weak-footed shot past Ederson to give Liverpool the advantage at Anfield. However, Kevin De Bruyne went on to equalise with the match finishing 2-2. It was Salah's seventh straight match in all competitions with a goal, which equals his longest scoring streak for the Reds.  
We’re suffering – Pique laments after 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid
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We’re suffering – Pique laments after 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid

Barcelona’s legendary defender, Gérard Pique has said that the club is currently suffering following their series of defeats in LaLiga and other competitions. Atletico Madrid defeated the Catalan giants 2-0 at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, with their former striker, Luis Suarez scoring one of the goals and Thomas Lemar firing in the other. This followed their 3-0 back-to-back losses in the Champions League group stage. Pique said Barcelona won’t be able to score a goal even if the referees decided to add more three hours’ stoppage time during the games. Speaking to Spanish media after the defeat to Atletico Madrid, Pique said, “Their goals have been two identical plays in which they scored twice with very little effort,” as quoted by Mundo Deportivo “And w...
EPL: Why I celebrated like Ronaldo after scoring against Man Utd – Townsend
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EPL: Why I celebrated like Ronaldo after scoring against Man Utd – Townsend

Everton winger, Andros Townsend, has explained why he copied the iconic Cristiano Ronaldo celebration, after scoring against Manchester United on Saturday. The Red Devils went in front thanks to a goal from Anthony Martial, with Ronaldo starting from the bench. However, Townsend finished off a beautiful counterattack in the second half, to make it 1-1. Ronaldo failed to make an impact when he came on, as United remain winless in three league games. But Townsend has now spoken of the 36-year-old’s influence in his career. He said: “It’s just a mark of respect to a guy who influenced my career. “I spent many hours on the training pitch and in the video room trying to analyze his free-kicks and his stepovers and the way he dedicated himself to football. “So it wasn’t an im...
Planning to stop Ronaldo, advice from Ferdinand and learning from Benitez, Everton defender Godfrey reveals all
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Planning to stop Ronaldo, advice from Ferdinand and learning from Benitez, Everton defender Godfrey reveals all

Everton travel to Old Trafford in the Premier League and the Toffees centre-back is confident they can deal with the Red Devils' threat If the Everton back line manage to keep Cristiano Ronaldo quiet on Saturday it could be down to the influence of a former Manchester United defender. With Ronaldo scoring five goals in his first five games back at Old Trafford, Rafa Benitez’s side will know they have to be on their game to keep the Portugal international at bay but Toffees defender Ben Godfrey has some advice in his back pocket that might help him. The 23-year-old shares the same agency as Rio Ferdinand and the former United centre-back has been on hand with advice to help the Everton man whenever he needs it.
Osimhen reveals inspiration behind impressive Napoli goalscoring run
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Osimhen reveals inspiration behind impressive Napoli goalscoring run

  The Super Eagles has had a remarkable outing in September, with a contribution of at least a goal in each of his last five matches Victor Osimhen revealed that the love he gets from fans and everyone at Napoli inspires him to "fly" for the club whenever he’s called upon. The 22-year-old made up for his red card in Napoli’s opening game of the season against Venezia, by scoring seven goals in his last five matches for the team. His tally of four Serie A goals has helped Luciano Spalletti's men maintain their perfect league start which puts them atop of the table with 18 points after six matches.  
UCL: What Ronaldo told me after Man Utd’s 2-1 win over Villarreal – Rio Ferdinand
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UCL: What Ronaldo told me after Man Utd’s 2-1 win over Villarreal – Rio Ferdinand

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

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has surpassed Iker Casillas’ appearance record in the Champions League. The 36-year-old was selected from the start by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the visit of Villarreal on Wednesday night. In doing so, Ronaldo made his 178th appearance in the competition, moving ahead of former Real Madrid goalkeeper, Casillas. Ronaldo had equalled Casillas’ record when he started in United’s 2-1 defeat at Young Boys. Paco Alcacer opened the scoring for Villarreal at Old Trafford, before Alex Telles drilled in from distance to make it 1-1. With seconds left in the game, Ronaldo popped up at the far post to snatch the winner.
Salah, Firmino doubles as Liverpool thrash Porto again
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Salah, Firmino doubles as Liverpool thrash Porto again

Liverpool cruised to another emphatic win in Porto, with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both scoring twice as the Reds won 5-1 in the Champions League. Jurgen Klopp's side already had two huge wins to their name at the Estadio do Dragao in their recent past - winning 5-0 in the 2017/18 season and 4-1 the following year - although the Liverpool boss had played down them having any bearing on Tuesday's trip. But it was much of the same as Liverpool produced a devastating display. The first two goals were tap-ins from Salah (18) and Sadio Mane (45) in the first half as the visitors dominated the game. They continued to control the match after the break and extended their lead when Salah (60) slotted home his second goal of the evening after some more incredible work from Curtis ...
Thierry Henry singles out two Arsenal players after 3-1 win over Tottenham
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Thierry Henry singles out two Arsenal players after 3-1 win over Tottenham

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has said he was impressed by Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe in their 3-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday. Henry, speaking on Monday Night Football, said the Gunners need their young players to shine as it is “contagious” for the rest of the squad. Smith Rowe opened the scoring from a Saka cutback, before laying on the second goal for captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to make it 2-0. Saka then made it 3-0 just before the half-time whistle was blown. “Bukayo Saka and Smith Rowe. For me, those two having a goal and assist. Arsenal played that game like a derby as they should, I don’t think Tottenham did, especially in the first half, but what a day. “You want to see that more often, but for me the two kids, especially for the academy and what it ...
BBNaija: Queen evicted from reality show
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BBNaija: Queen evicted from reality show

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija Season 6 housemate, Queen has been evicted. She was evicted after scoring the lowest votes from fans. Recall that Angel, Pere, Whitemoney, Saga and Nini were nominated for eviction this week. This Sunday is the penultimate live show before the finale where the winner will be announced. Recall that the winner will take home N90m worth of grand prize.
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 ...
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich Beat Furth to go 3 Points Clear
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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich Beat Furth to go 3 Points Clear

Bayern Munich eased past hosts Greuther Fuerth 3-1 on Friday, in spite of playing almost the entire second half with 10 men. The win helped the defending champions to open up a three-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga. But Bayern Munich top goalscorer Robert Lewandowski saw his scoring streak snapped, after failing to equal Gerd Muller’s all-time record of scoring in 16 consecutive league games. It was always going to be a one-sided encounter against the newly-promoted club, bottom in the Bundesliga and without a win this season, and Bayern Munich took a quick lead. This was barely after just 10 minutes into the game with Thomas Muller slotting in from an Alphonso Davies cut-back. Joshua Kimmich was devastatingly accurate with a low drive on the half hour to sco...
Arteta backs Aubameyang to fire in North London Derby as Winterburn calls for Arsenal forward to change position
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Arteta backs Aubameyang to fire in North London Derby as Winterburn calls for Arsenal forward to change position

The Gunners manager feels his striker has finally found form, while the former defender feels the club captain is more productive on the left Mikel Arteta has backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to fire on all cylinders in Sunday's north London derby against Tottenham, after he was dramatically dropped for the fixture last season. Aubameyang was punished for lateness last season by being left as an unused substitute for the home game against Spurs last season, which Arsenal went on to win 2-1. Arteta feels his captain can put that incident, and his more recent run without scoring, behind him and feels Aubameyang is in prime form to make an impact against their local rivals
Osimhen nets twice to send Napoli top of Serie A
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Osimhen nets twice to send Napoli top of Serie A

The Nigeria striker was in sensational form against Sampdoria on Thursday Victor Osimhen delivered arguably his finest Napoli performance so far with a brace as the Partenopei dispatched Sampdoria 4-0 on Thursday to move to top spot in the Serie A standings. The Nigeria striker opened the scoring in the 10th minute when his mis-hit effort was accidentally carried over the goalmouth by Samp stopper Emil Audero after being played in by Lorenzo Insigne. His second came five minutes into the second half, when he was picked out by Hirving Lozano’s delightful cross from the right flank and finished from close range.  
Zola warns Chelsea, identifies Nigerian striker as Lukaku’s successor at Stamford Bridge
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Zola warns Chelsea, identifies Nigerian striker as Lukaku’s successor at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea legend, Gianfranco Zola, has warned the club not to take anything for granted when they tackle Juventus in the Champions League on September 29 at the Allianz Stadium. Zola also identified Nigerian and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, as Romelu Lukaku’s heir at Chelsea. “Chelsea shouldn’t take anything for granted,” Zola told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Tuchel is an intelligent coach and Chelsea are a top team. The game against Tottenham was impressive. There is a lot of quality there. They withstood the impact of Spurs in the first half and won the game in the second half, by scoring three goals. “However, Juventus never die, the first half against Milan was good. They can make up for lost ground in Serie A.” Zola added, “Napoli are really strong in every department....
Brazil legend Rivaldo predicts bright future for Man City wonderkid Kayky
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Brazil legend Rivaldo predicts bright future for Man City wonderkid Kayky

The young winger recently joined up with his new team-mates after moving from Fluminense Brazilian legend Rivaldo believes Manchester City wonderkid Kayky can become a star for the club within a few years. Kayky made a £9 million ($12.3m) move to Manchester from Fluminense, where he made 32 senior appearances while scoring three goals and adding two assists. The Brazilian officially joined up with the club last week, having previously been expected to move in January, and began training with his new team-mates last Friday   .

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