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Salisu: Own goal for Ghanaian centre-back in Southampton’s pre-season friendly
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Salisu: Own goal for Ghanaian centre-back in Southampton’s pre-season friendly

The 22-year-old was on the score sheet in an unfortunate manner in Saturday’s friendly clash with Swansea City Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu was unlucky to fire into his own net as Southampton handed Swansea City a 3-1 defeat in a pre-season fixture on Saturday. The centre-back mistakenly diverted Liam Cullen’s cross into his own net to hand the Jack Army the lead in the 15th minute. However, goals from Nathan Tella, Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong turned things around for The Saints.
‘I see him there this season’ – Hasenhuttl hints at Djenepo’s new position for Southampton
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‘I see him there this season’ – Hasenhuttl hints at Djenepo’s new position for Southampton

The Mali winger is set to switch to a defensive role after making a statement in their last pre-season friendly game Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has hinted that Moussa Djenepo could play at the left-back position for the 2021-22 season. Djenepo, who predominantly features as a winger, has proved his versatility in the Saints’ pre-season with impressive defensive performances in their friendly games. Against Cardiff City on Tuesday, the 23-year-old was drafted into the defence and he still managed to score a goal in their 4-0 win in Wales.
Money Chelsea could make from Simeu transfer to Premier League rivals revealed
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Money Chelsea could make from Simeu transfer to Premier League rivals revealed

  Chelsea could be set to make up to £1.5m from Dynel Simeu’s transfer to Premier League rivals, Southampton. According to Nizaar Kinsella, Chelsea could earn the amount from the transfer if Simeu makes enough Premier League appearances for Southampton and if all add-ons are met. Simeu is set to be part of the first team at Southampton, handing Chelsea a boost as they need the 19-year-old to make enough appearances to trigger a clause in the deal for the Blues to receive a fee. The defender is set to leave Chelsea for Southampton after agreeing a three year deal with the Saints. He joins a long list of Chelsea academy stars set to leave this summer alongside Tino Livramento, Myles Pear-Harris and Lewis Bate. The England Under-19 international has been impressive ...
Everton Suspend first-team player over police investigation
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Everton Suspend first-team player over police investigation

  English Premier League club, Everton have suspended a first-team player pending a police investigation. Everton made the announcement in a statement on their official website on Tuesday morning. The Toffees, however, did not reveal the player or any details concerning the police case. “Everton can confirm it has suspended a first-team player pending a police investigation. “The club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time,” the statement read. Everton began their pre-season training earlier this month. The Merseyside club will depart for the United States to face Colombian side Millonarios and either Inter Milan or Arsenal in the Florida Cup later this week. Everton will tackl...
Not a perfect situation’ – Hasenhuttl determined to keep Spurstarget Ings as contract nears its end
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Not a perfect situation’ – Hasenhuttl determined to keep Spurstarget Ings as contract nears its end

The forward is going into the final year of his deal at the Premier League club having recently turned down an extension Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is determined to keep Danny Ings at the club, although he admits that the player's contract could pose problems for the Saints. Ings has just one year remaining on his current deal at St. Mary's, where he has starred since moving from Liverpool in 2018. That good form has not gone unnoticed, with Tottenham in particular linked with a move for the prolific forward.
‘One of the top three wingers in the world’ – Liverpool coach claims £34m Mane has exceeded expectations
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‘One of the top three wingers in the world’ – Liverpool coach claims £34m Mane has exceeded expectations

Jurgen Klopp's right-hand man, Peter Krawietz, has been surprised by the efforts of the Senegalese forward Liverpool assistant manager Peter Krawietz says Sadio Mane has exceeded expectations following his £34 million ($47m) move from Southampton in 2016, to become "one of the top three players in the world in his position as a winger". Five years at Anfield for the Senegalese forward have delivered 218 appearances, 97 goals, a Champions League crown and Premier League title. Mane has starred across a memorable era of success for the Reds, with considerable value found from a man who ticks all of the right boxes for Jurgen Klopp's style of football.
‘I don’t know what will happen’ – Minamino unsure on Liverpool future
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‘I don’t know what will happen’ – Minamino unsure on Liverpool future

The Japan international spent the second half of last season on loan at Southampton, but he is still hoping to prove his worth at Anfield Takumi Minamino faces an uncertain future at Liverpool but the Japan international is hoping to prove his worth at Anfield. The 26-year-old spent the second half of the 2020-21 campaign on loan at Southampton, with two goals in 10 appearances for the Saints. He is now due back on Merseyside for pre-season training but, after finding the target only four times in 31 games for the Reds, questions have been asked of whether another transfer could happen this summer.
EPL 2020/2021: Full list of Manchester United games as Premier League announces fixtures
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EPL 2020/2021: Full list of Manchester United games as Premier League announces fixtures

  Manchester United’s first fixture of the 2020/2021 Premier League campaign is against Leeds United. The game will be played on Saturday, August 14, at Old Trafford. The first away fixture for Man United next season comes the following week against Southampton. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men finished in the second position on the Premier League table last season. Below is a full list of Man United’s 2020/2021 Premier League fixtures: AUGUST; 14 Leeds United (H) 21 Southampton (A) 28 Wolves (A) SEPTEMBER; 11 Newcastle United (H) 18 West Ham United (A) 25 Aston Villa (H) OCTOBER; 2 Everton (H) 16 Leicester City (A) 23 Liverpool (H) 30 Tottenham Hotspur (A) NOVEMBER; 6 Manchester City (H) 20 Watford (A) 27 Chelsea (A) 30 Arsenal (H) DECEMBER; ...
Southampton, Newcastle target Swansea midfielder Matt Grimes
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Southampton, Newcastle target Swansea midfielder Matt Grimes

Swansea City midfielder Matt Grimes is interesting Newcastle United and Southampton. Hampshire Live says Southampton could hold a trump card in the race to signing Grimes this summer. It has been reported that Saints are considering a move for the 25-year-old Swans captain, who has been a key figure for the Welsh club in recent seasons. Last term he helped his side in reaching the Championship play-offs and scored in the semi-final second leg against Barnsley to fire Steve Cooper's side into the final. Saints are not the only club to have been linked with Grimes. Newcastle United are also said to be interested in signing the Swansea captain. But Southampton could hold an important trump card in any transfer talks by the way of young striker Michael Obafemi. The 20-year-ol...
Southampton announce 11 players released
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Southampton announce 11 players released

Southampton have announced eleven players are being released this month. Ryan Bertrand was included among the names listed by the club, after confirming he would not be signing a new contract at St Mary's last month. Another name to be released includes Jake Hesketh, who previously announced via social media he would be leaving his boyhood side. Full list of released players: Ryan Bertrand Jake Hesketh Josh Sims David Agbontohoma Lucas Defise Pascal Kpohomouh Kingsley Latham Kameron Ledwidge James Morris Thomas O'Connor Tommy Scott
West Ham Secure Sixth Spot with Saints Win
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West Ham Secure Sixth Spot with Saints Win

West Ham secured their best league finish in 22 years and qualified for the Europa League as a 3-0 win over Southampton secured a sixth-placed finish. In front of 10,000 fans, David Moyes' side needed just a point to secure sixth place and took full control of their destiny in the first half with Pablo Fornals scoring twice in a quickfire double (30 & 33) that took the game away from Saints. Declan Rice added further gloss to the scoreline in the closing stages (86). It caps a memorable season for Moyes and his impressive side, whose haul of 65 points sets a new club record for most points in a Premier League season. They have qualified for the Europa League group stage, courtesy of Leicester winning FA Cup, while Southampton end a rather mediocre season in 15th.
EPL: Berbatov Predicts Results of all Matches on Premier League Final day
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EPL: Berbatov Predicts Results of all Matches on Premier League Final day

  Former Manchester United star, Dimitar Berbatov has predicted the results of the final day of the Premier League season. The Premier League winds up tomorrow with battles for European qualification going down to the wire. Manchester City have already been crowned champions with city rivals, Manchester United taking the second place while Chelsea, Liverpool and Leicester City battle for the final spots. On the other hand, West Ham, Tottenham and Everton are fighting it out for a place in next season’s Europa League. And Berbatov has previewed the action for Metro Sports. According to him, the match between Leicester and Tottenham will end in a 3-3 draw. Other predictions include: Wolves 1-1 Man United United West Ham 3-1 Southampton Sheffield United 2-2...
West Ham Close in on Europe After West Brom win
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West Ham Close in on Europe After West Brom win

West Ham put themselves within touching distance of qualification for next season’s Europa League after a 3-1 victory at West Brom. Tottenham's defeat earlier in the day had given David Moyes' side the opportunity to take a giant stride towards European qualification, and they had the chance to take an early lead after Michail Antonio had been felled by goalkeeper Sam Johnstone in the penalty area in the first minute. However, Declan Ride's penalty struck the woodwork and the Hammers task was made harder when Matheus Pereira's corner crept in after a touch from Tomas Soucek. Soucek atoned for his error, scoring the equaliser just before half-time and the comeback was complete when Angelo Ogbonna headed home in the 82nd minute before Antonio (88) added the gloss to what was a big...
Bamford, Roberts Strikes Secure Leeds Top Half finish
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Bamford, Roberts Strikes Secure Leeds Top Half finish

Leeds have secured a top-half finish on their Premier League return as goals from Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts beat Southampton 2-0 in front of returning fans at St Mary's. It was a welcome sight as 8,000 supporters socially distanced around the ground, with Southampton hoping to give them something to cheer about in their final home game of the season. But it was Leeds who took the lead as Patrick Bamford's shot smuggled through the legs of Alex McCarthy in the 73rd minute, for his 10th away goal of the season and 16th overall. The striker is only the fourth Leeds players to have reached double figures on the road in a single Premier League campaign after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in 1998/99 (10), Michael Bridges in 1999/00 (12) and Mark Viduka in 2002/03 (10). Bamford was...
Benrahma Rescues Point for Hammers at Brighton
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Benrahma Rescues Point for Hammers at Brighton

Said Benrahma kept West Ham in the European hunt with a late equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw with Brighton although their hopes of top-four finish took a severe dent. In a game short on quality, West Ham looked to have been punished for a mostly lethargic display when Danny Welbeck danced through their defence with eight minutes to play before neatly finishing past Lukasz Fabianski. However, Benrahma sprung from the bench to curl a fantastic leveller home as the clock ticked towards stoppage time on a night where Declan Rice played 90 minutes on his return from injury. The Hammers' hopes of finishing in the top four look slim with five points to Chelsea in fourth with just two games remaining, yet, a Europa League finish is within their sights in their remaining two games agai...
Tella on Target as Saints Ease Past Fulham
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Tella on Target as Saints Ease Past Fulham

Southampton secured back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December, overcoming already-relegated Fulham 3-1 at St Mary's. The hosts took the lead in the 27th minute from the game's first shot on target as Che Adams fired home from close range following a James Ward-Prowse free-kick. They doubled their lead on the hour mark when substitute Nathan Tella tapped the ball into the net just minutes after coming on to the field, his first senior goal in professional football. Fabio Carvalho marked his full Premier League debut by pulling one back for Fulham in the 75th minute. The 18-year-old was played through by Bobby Decordova-Reid and fired the ball in off the underside of the crossbar. Substitute Theo Walcott soon restored Southampton's two-goal lead as hi...
EPL: Lampard Set to Join Chelsea’s London Rivals
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EPL: Lampard Set to Join Chelsea’s London Rivals

  Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has emerged as a leading contender to replace Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace this summer, according to the UK Telegraph. Lampard, who was sacked at Stamford Bridge in January, is now a “frontrunner” for the Palace hotseat. Hodgson’s deal ends this summer and he looks to leave the South London club after six years. The 73-year-old took charge of his 361st game in the English top-flight, as Palace lost 3-1 at Southampton on Tuesday evening. Talks over Hodgson’s future have been delayed until the season is over, but it is believed he is on his way out of Selhurst Park. Lampard, who managed Derby County before taking over at Chelsea in 2019, has been identified as Crystal Palace’s main managerial target with the former England ...
Ings Back with a Bang as Saints Beat Crystal Palace
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Ings Back with a Bang as Saints Beat Crystal Palace

Danny Ings scored twice on his return from injury as Southampton came out on top 3-1 in an exciting end-of-season encounter with Crystal Palace. With both teams free of the shackles of relegation it resulted in a pulsating encounter full of chances, sparked by an early Christian Benteke opener (2). But Ings - on his first start since limping off against Tottenham - skilfully equalised with Southampton's first effort on goal (19). Palace squandered a perfect opportunity to take the lead but Luka Milivojevic's penalty was saved by Fraser Forster (41). Southampton made them pay as Che Adams slid home at the back post (48) and Ings neatly finished off a flowing move (75) to wrap up the points. It was a timely reminder of his qualities with only two weeks until Gareth Southgate nam...
UK Prime minister, Boris Johnson Confirms up to 10,000 Football Fans will be Allowed at Sports Stadiums from 17 May
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UK Prime minister, Boris Johnson Confirms up to 10,000 Football Fans will be Allowed at Sports Stadiums from 17 May

The English Premier League clubs will welcome up to 10,000 supporters inside stadiums for the final two rounds of fixtures. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the news as lockdown restrictions continue to ease from May 17. In his press conference, he said: "From Monday 17 May indoor hospitality can reopen and indoor entertainment can resume, including cinemas, museums, and children’s play areas. "All remaining outdoor entertainment can reopen, such as outdoor cinemas and performances. "Some larger events will be able to take place, including conferences, theatre and concert performances, and sports events. Restrictions on the number of attendees will remain as set out in the Roadmap. The news means Manchester City fans will likely see their future champions at hom...
Thiago explains celebration after breaking Liverpool goal duck against Southampton
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Thiago explains celebration after breaking Liverpool goal duck against Southampton

The Spain international midfielder is finally off the mark for the Reds, but has dedicated his effort to those stuck on the bench Thiago Alcantara is finally off the mark for Liverpool, with his goal duck broken in a Premier League meeting with Southampton, and the Spain international has been explaining his celebration. At the 26th time of asking, following a move from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2020, the 30-year-old midfielder finally opened his account for the Reds in a 2-0 win over the Saints. He could have been forgiven for an outpouring of emotion, or a display of understandable relief, but Thiago was eager to share his big moment with those that were not even on the field at Anfield.
Thiago Scores First Liverpool Goal in Vital Win Over Saints
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Thiago Scores First Liverpool Goal in Vital Win Over Saints

Thiago scored his first goal for Liverpool as they kept their top-four hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Southampton at Anfield. Both sides had clear chances in an open first half, but Liverpool got the opener as Sadio Mane rose above Kyle Walker-Peters to convert Mohamed Salah's cross from six yards (31), the first time the duo had combined for a Premier League goal this season. Alisson was on hand to deny Saints on several occasions in both halves, while also nearly handing them a leveller on a plate with a poor pass out in the second, gratefully gathering Che Adams' weak shot, before summer signing Thiago. struck with a fine low effort from outside the box into the bottom right corner (90). The weekend had offered mixed results in Liverpool's quest for the top four, with Leic...
Klopp hints at Liverpool future for Minamino as Southampton loanee remains an ‘important player’
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Klopp hints at Liverpool future for Minamino as Southampton loanee remains an ‘important player’

The Japan international was allowed to head out of Anfield in the winter window, but will be welcomed back to Anfield over the summer Jurgen Klopp has assured Takumi Minamino that he remains part of the long-term thinking at Liverpool, with the Japan international considered to be an "important player" for the Reds. The 26-year-old forward was deemed surplus to requirements on Merseyside over the winter, with a loan switch to Premier League rivals Southampton sanctioned. Minamino has admitted that questions will have to be asked of his future at the end of the season, but Klopp says a versatile operator will be given every chance to prove his worth back at his parent club.
EPL: Michael Owen predicts Man City vs Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United, other fixtures
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EPL: Michael Owen predicts Man City vs Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United, other fixtures

Former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier Leagues, EPL, fixtures. Manchester City will host Chelsea on Saturday evening at Etihad, while Manchester United will face Aston Villa in an away Premier League tie on Sunday afternoon. Arsenal will host West Brom at Emirates on Sunday night, while Liverpool will tackle Southampton on Saturday night at Anfield. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “It’s a dress rehearsal of the UEFA Champions League final at the Etihad as Chelsea make the trip north. “This should be another intense tactical battle between two of the best managers in the game. What makes it more interesting, is that both have contrasting styles. “We saw that in their FA Cup tie when Chelsea took the s...
Former Southampton Midfielder, Alan McLoughlin is Dead
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Former Southampton Midfielder, Alan McLoughlin is Dead

  A former Southampton midfielder, Alan McLoughlin, is dead. He passed away at the age of 54. Southampton made the announcement in a tweet via its Twitter handle on Tuesday. “#SaintsFC is saddened to learn of the passing of former midfielder Alan McLoughlin, aged 54. “Our thoughts are with Alan’s family and loved ones,” Southampton’s tweet read. McLoughlin represented the Republic of Ireland national team 42 times. He also played for Swindon, Portsmouth, Wigan and Rochdale, among other clubs, during his football career. McLoughlin scored the goal that took the Republic of Ireland to the 1994 World Cup when he scored in a qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park in Belfast.
Rodgers: Why Iheanacho, Ndidi, Leicester Teammates Struggled
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Rodgers: Why Iheanacho, Ndidi, Leicester Teammates Struggled

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers believes a hectic fixture list may have caught up Super Eagles duo Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and their teammates following their 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton on Friday night. Leicester played against 10 men for 80 minutes of the game after Jannik Vestergaard was sent off for denying Jamie Vardy a goalscoring opportunity. But despite that, it was Southampton who took the lead through James Ward-Prowse’s penalty. Jonny Evans headed home an equaliser from a brilliant cross from Iheanacho. Rodgers’ men however failed to find a winner and therefore dropped points in the race to finish in the top four. And while not offering it as an excuse, Rodgers said their schedule could have contributed to their stalemate at St Mary’s. “W...
Iheanacho Replaces Kane As Most In-Form Player In Premier League 
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Iheanacho Replaces Kane As Most In-Form Player In Premier League 

This is according to football facts and statistics website whoscored.com. Iheanacho bagged an assist as Leicester held 10-man Southampton to a 1-1 draw at St. Mary, in Friday’s Premier League clash. It was his sixth assist of the season in all competitions for the Foxes. Also, he was involved in Southampton’s goal as he handled the ball inside the box which saw the home team awarded a penalty and was scored by James Ward-Prowse. The assist means he now has nine goal involvement in Leicester’s last six league games. He has scored 17 goals in 37 appearances in every competition in the current campaign.
Iheanacho Bags Sixth Assist As Leicester Slip Up In Top-Four Race
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Iheanacho Bags Sixth Assist As Leicester Slip Up In Top-Four Race

Kelechi Iheanacho provided his sixth assist of the season as 10-man Southampton held Leicester to a 1-1 draw and frustrate the Foxes in their push to clinch a top-four finish, Rushhoursport.com reports. The in-form Iheanacho made amends by assisting Johnny Evans for Leicester’s equaliser, after he gave away the penalty which James Ward-Prowse converted to give Southampton the lead. Also in action for Leicester was Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi who featured for 90 minutes. Jannick Vestergaard was sent off after just 10 minutes when his tackle on Jamie Vardy was deemed to have denied the Leicester striker a goal-scoring opportunity.
Evans Earns Point for Leicester at 10-man Saints
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Evans Earns Point for Leicester at 10-man Saints

Jonny Evans' header ensured Champions League hopefuls Leicester avoided a surprise defeat to 10-man Southampton as they drew 1-1 at St Mary's. The hosts may have been fearing a repeat of last season's 9-0 thrashing after Jannik Vestergaard was shown a contentious early red card for denying Jamie Vardy a clear goalscoring opportunity. But, after limiting Leicester and the Premier League's man of the moment Kelechi Iheanacho to some sporadic half-chances, out-of-form Southampton instead took the lead after an hour when Iheanacho's handball allowed James Ward-Prowse to step up and beat Kasper Schmeichel from 12 yards. The Saints' lead lasted only seven minutes as Iheanacho redeemed himself by finding Evans with a cross from deep which was powered home by the experienced centre-ba...
Injured Danny Ings Doubtful For Rest Of Saints’ Season – Hasenhuettl
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Injured Danny Ings Doubtful For Rest Of Saints’ Season – Hasenhuettl

Southampton's Danny Ings is set to miss the next few games as he recovers from a thigh injury and the striker could sit out the final matches of the season, manager Ralph Hasenhuettl said on Thursday. Ings, Southampton's leading scorer with 10 league goals this season, was taken off in the second half of their 2-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last week and Hasenhuettl said he had not trained this week. "We have Ings, (Ryan) Bertrand and (Oriol) Romeu out," Hasenhuettl told reporters ahead of Friday's league match against Leicester City, who knocked Southampton out of the FA Cup in the semi-finals. "(With Ings) it is not worse than it looked at first. I don't know if he comes back for the last few games (of the season). We have, with the Liverpool game, five games in two weeks so ...
Iheanacho Named In Emirates FA Cup Team Of The Semi-Finals
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Iheanacho Named In Emirates FA Cup Team Of The Semi-Finals

Kelechi Iheanacho has been named in the Emirates FA Cup Team of the Semi-finals that is dominated by Chelsea players. The best team of the last four was unveiled on the verified Twitter handle of the Emirates FA Cup. Iheanacho who has been in red-hot form was the hero for Leicester City as he netted the goal, which saw them beat Southampton 1-0 and seal a first FA Cup final appearance since 1969. He leads a three-man forward line in the Team of the Semi-final which is in a 4-1-2-3 formation. He will hope to take his superb form into the final when Leicester face Chelsea next month. On Monday, he continued his impressive scoring form as he bagged the winner in Leicester’s 2-1 home win against Crystal Palace on Monday. The goal means he now has 10 goals in the Premier L...
Mason Hopeful Kane Will Be Fit For The League Cup Final
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Mason Hopeful Kane Will Be Fit For The League Cup Final

Interim manager Ryan Mason hopes Tottenham Hotspur’s talismanic striker Harry Kane will have recovered in time from an ankle injury to face Manchester City in Sunday’s League Cup final. Kane missed Spurs’ come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Southampton on Wednesday after picking up an injury in last week’s 2-2 draw with Everton — Jose Mourinho’s last game before his dismissal. Mason, at 29 the youngest ever Premier League manager, has been put in charge until the end of the season and stands one win away from being the unlikeliest of men to end Tottenham’s trophy drought. Juande Ramos was the last Spurs manager to deliver silverware in the 2008 League Cup. Mason’s chances of emulating the Spaniard would improve considerably if Kane is fit to lead the line. “With Harry, it ...
EPL: Real Reason Tottenham Chairman, Daniel Levy Sacked Mourinho Revealed
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EPL: Real Reason Tottenham Chairman, Daniel Levy Sacked Mourinho Revealed

Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, sacked Jose Mourinho as the club’s manager because the former Chelsea coach planned to rest several key players in Spurs’ Premier League clash against Southampton on Wednesday evening. According to football transfer expert, Duncan Castles, Mourinho wanted to rest the players because of Tottenham’s League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday at Wembley, but Levy opposed his decision which eventually led to the Portuguese’s sack. Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham on Monday, 17 months after replacing Mauricio Pochettino. “What is particularly painful for him [Mourinho] is being prevented from the opportunity to end Tottenham’s 13-year trophy drought having got them to the League Cup final against Manchester City [on Sunday],” Castles...
Chelsea vs Brighton: Tuchel Advises Tammy Abraham after Dropping him
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Chelsea vs Brighton: Tuchel Advises Tammy Abraham after Dropping him

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that his axing of Tammy Abraham is nothing personal. Abraham was not included in Tuchel’s squad for their FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City. The 23-year-old has not featured for Chelsea since February 20, whn he was subbed off at half-time in a 1-1 draw with Southampton. Ahead of Tuesday’s home game against Brighton, Tuchel has advised Abraham not to “get lost in too many thoughts”. He said: “Everybody is concerned when they’re not in the squad but it’s never an easy decision for me to take. I have a lot of sympathy for him and I can understand that he is worried and sad and maybe angry with me when I make these decisions. “Sometimes we spend almost an hour talking after the last training which decisions ...
Video Of Wilfred Ndidi Asking Kelechi Iheanacho To Cut Soap For Him
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Video Of Wilfred Ndidi Asking Kelechi Iheanacho To Cut Soap For Him

Leicester City Midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi was seen asking his team mate, Kelechi Iheanacho to cut soap for him after they defeated Southampton yesterday. Kelechi Iheanacho goal was the goal that sent Leicester City to the FA cup after 52 years. Also, Kelechi Iheanacho is the first Nigerian player to score 15 goals in a season in all competitions for a Premier League club since Odion Ighalo scored 17 in 2015/16 for Watford. Ndidi was spotted asking Senior man, Kelechi to cut soap for him and which kind of soap is he using.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi)
Iheanacho Sends Foxes into FA Cup Final
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Iheanacho Sends Foxes into FA Cup Final

Kelechi Iheanacho fired Leicester into their first FA Cup final since 1969 as 4,000 spectators witnessed their 1-0 win over Southampton at Wembley. Iheanacho's swept finish at the second attempt after 55 minutes was enough to ensure the Foxes progress to face Chelsea. There is expected to be 21,000 in attendance - including far more supporters - when they return to Wembley on May 15 looking to win their first-ever FA Cup. James Maddison missed two good chances to extend Leicester's lead following his introduction off the bench in front of the watching Gareth Southgate, but one goal was enough for Brendan Rodgers' side. Southampton last reached the FA Cup final in 2003 but failed to register a shot on target - the best chance falling to Ibrahima Diallo - as their run came to a ...
FA Cup: Iheanacho Sets up Chelsea vs Leicester City final
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FA Cup: Iheanacho Sets up Chelsea vs Leicester City final

  Kelechi Iheanacho scored a second-half winner, as Leicester City beat Southampton in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final. The Super Eagles forward tucked away his own rebound from Jamie Vardy’s cutback to seal a narrow victory. Leicester will now face Chelsea in the final on May 15. The Blues eliminated Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday. Hakim Ziyech scored the only goal, as Thomas Tuchel’s men won 1-0 at Wembley. The final is expected to be played in front of a limited number of fans, as English football plots the return of supporters.
Iheanacho Vows To Win FA Cup With Leicester City
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Iheanacho Vows To Win FA Cup With Leicester City

Super Eagles and Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has vowed to win trophies with the Foxes as they face Southampton in the Emirates FA Cup semi-final tie on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. The Nigeria international has played a crucial role in the Foxes’ run to the last four of the FA cup bagging three goals in his last two cup outings including a brace against Manchester United in the quarter-finals. Iheanacho told Leicester TV that the team is “hungry for titles and trophies and they will sacrifice so much to win trophies.” “We’ll always have that hunger and desire to win trophies,” EPL’s Player for the month of March said. “Of course, other teams are preparing as well, but we need to need it more, we need to want it more. We need to sacrifice so many things and give ou...
Southampton Players To Receive ‘Bitcoin Bonuses’ After ‘Biggest Sponsorship Agreement’ In Club’s History
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Southampton Players To Receive ‘Bitcoin Bonuses’ After ‘Biggest Sponsorship Agreement’ In Club’s History

Southampton players will reportedly have the option to be paid bonuses in Bitcoin as part of a new sponsorship agreement. The Saints have struck a a three-year deal with Coingaming Group, following on from a one-year term with the company to have Sportsbet.io, one of their brands, on the front of their shirts in 2020/21. The deal with is said be worth £7.5 million a year, making it the most lucrative sponsorship contract in the club's history. And as per The Athletic, another key feature of the arrangement means Saints players will be able to be paid performance-related bonuses in Bitcoin. Achievements such as qualifying for Champions League or winning a domestic trophy could see members of Ralph Hussenhuttl's squad take home a healthy bonus that is paid entirely in the crypt...
Update: Former footballer, Jhon Viafara handed 11-year prison sentence for cocaine smuggling 
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Update: Former footballer, Jhon Viafara handed 11-year prison sentence for cocaine smuggling 

Former footballer, Jhon Viafara, who played in the Premier League for Southampton and Portsmouth, has been handed an 11-year jail sentence after being found guilty of trafficking cocaine into the United States from his native Colombia. The 42-year-old was sentenced by a federal court in Texas on Wednesday, April 1, according to US prosecutors. Viafara, from Robles, Colombia, last November pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import five kilograms or more of cocaine into the United States, and was extradited north of his homeland in January. He had been accused of importing two tonnes of cocaine into the States, which equates to a staggering £21million into the United States. Prosecutors said that the former Saints star conspired with members of the Gulf Cartel to send cocain...
Leicester City vs Southampton: 4,000 Fans to Attend FA Cup Quarter-final
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Leicester City vs Southampton: 4,000 Fans to Attend FA Cup Quarter-final

  The United Kingdom Government has decided to allow up to 4,000 fans to attend the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester City and Southampton. The march, according to Daily Mail, was selected by the government as the first football test event for the return of spectators. Leicester City and Southampton will face each other on April 18 in one of the FA Cup semi-finals. The other one will be played between Manchester City and Chelsea. However, fans of both Southampton and Leicester City will not be part of the 4,000 spectators to attend the game. Instead, the tickets will be given to local residents of Brent as well as health service workers. According to the report, the move by the government is to gain information on how to keep large crowds safe amid COVID-19. La...
Iheanacho Breaks Drogba’s Record with Brace against Man Utd
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Iheanacho Breaks Drogba’s Record with Brace against Man Utd

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has broken the record set by former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba, after he netted twice against Manchester United on Sunday. Iheanacho’s brace saw the Foxes eliminate United from the FA Cup and qualify for the semi-final where they will face Southampton. In doing so, the Super Eagles star has now scored the most goals by an African in the competition. Drogba netted 12 goals in the FA Cup before leaving Chelsea in 2012. Apart from Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Iheanacho is the only other player within the English game to have netted 20 or more goals across the two domestic cup competitions since his debut for Manchester City in August 2015.
Iheanacho Reacts as Leicester City Eliminate Man United
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Iheanacho Reacts as Leicester City Eliminate Man United

  Leicester eliminated Man United from the FA Cup, thanks to two goals from Iheanacho and a strike from Youri Tielemans as Mason Greenwood’s strike was not enough for the Red Devils. Brendan Rodgers’s men will now face Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final. Reacting, Iheanacho expressed happiness, adding that the Foxes will focus on their next game to get to the final of the competition. “I can’t express the feeling – I feel great, and the whole team are happy,” Iheanacho told BBC. “We were waiting for this time, and we’re into the FA Cup semi-final for the first time [in almost 40 years], so we’re happy. We focus on the next game, and hopefully, we can get to the final. “We worked really well in training to get ready for this game – tactically, we worked hard. We...
FA Cup semi-final Draw Confirmed (Full fixtures)
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FA Cup semi-final Draw Confirmed (Full fixtures)

  The draw for the FA semi-final have been conducted on Sunday. Gary Lineker and Dion Dublin took charge of the event during half of Leicester City vs Manchester United. Leicester went on to beat United 3-1 at the King Power Stadium. Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice, while Youri Tielemans also got on the scoresheet for Brendan Rodgers’ men. Mason Greenwood scored for United, but it was ultimately not enough and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now focus on winning the Europa League. Leicester will now face Southampton in the last four. The Saints beat Bournemouth 3-0 yesterday. Chelsea will take on Premier League leaders Manchester City in the other semi-final. The Blues saw off Sheffield United 2-0 in Sunday’s early kick-off, while City beat Everton 2-0 on Saturday...
FA Cup Semi-final Draw: Chelsea, Man City, Southampton, others to Discover Opponents
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FA Cup Semi-final Draw: Chelsea, Man City, Southampton, others to Discover Opponents

  The FA Cup semi-finals draw will be conducted later today. A total of three clubs have booked their place in the last-4 so far. The clubs are Chelsea, Southampton and Manchester City. However, the winner between Leicester City and Manchester United will join Chelsea, Southampton and Man City in the FA Cup semi-final draw. The FA Cup semi-final draw will be held at roughly around 5:45 pm at half-time of the last quarter-final tie between Man United and Leicester City. Recall that Southampton defeated Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday, while Man City defeated Everton 2-0. Chelsea won 2-0 against Sheffield United on Sunday.
FA Cup: Man City, Southampton Qualify for Semi-finals
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FA Cup: Man City, Southampton Qualify for Semi-finals

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

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has addressed talk of a fight between him and England forward, Raheem Sterling. He insisted that it is normal for football players to be unhappy when they are left out in the team. The England winger was a surprise absentee from Guardiola’s matchday squad for the win over Fulham at the weekend. He was also an unused substitute for their 5-2 victory against Southampton three days earlier. Manchester City has travelled to Germany where they will face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League on Tuesday, and Guardiola says there are no issues between him and the player. Asked if there were rifts between him and the former Liverpool man, Guardiola said, “He travels with the team. All the squad travels to Budapest for the Champions L...
Premier League to Ask Clubs About Use of VAR
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Premier League to Ask Clubs About Use of VAR

  The Premier League will send a survey to all 20 clubs, requesting feedback on ways to improve the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR), according to Sky Sports. Clubs are expected to receive the survey within the next week. They will be able to offer suggestions over subjective calls for the 2020/2021 season. The subjective calls will include penalties, red cards and handballs. Each club will then send their responses on whether they believe VAR should be asked to make a decision or not. It is part of an effort from the Premier League to try to find consistency in decision making. VAR has been at the centre of a number of controversial decisions this season, with the latest being the call not to award Manchester City a penalty when Phil Foden was tripped by ...
Guardiola Blasts VAR, Premier League after Southampton Win
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Guardiola Blasts VAR, Premier League after Southampton Win

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has demanded answers from the Premier League on the use of VAR. City were denied a penalty, after Phil Foden was felled by Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy during their 5-2 win on Wednesday. Guardiola was left furious at the decision, made with the score still at 1-1. “The VAR, oh my God. The penalty is incredible. The action, I don’t understand. “Maybe they [the league] will explain one day. Hopefully they can explain what is going on. “The referees are professionals. They have to do their jobs. I don’t see how Arsenal, the handball, against Burnley, is disallowed. Fulham in the Tottenham game. Explain it. Incredible. “Tonight, the referee Jon [Moss] cannot see the foul, that can happen, but the VAR? You have to ask the rig...
De Bruyne Named Best Player in Premier League this Season
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De Bruyne Named Best Player in Premier League this Season

  A former Liverpool manager, Graeme Souness has picked Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne as the best player in the English Premier League. The Belgian international found the net twice in Manchester City’s 5-2 victory over Southampton on Wednesday. Souness hailed the Belgian after City sparkled in the attack with Riyad Mahrez also scoring twice and Ilkay Gundogan also getting on the score sheet for the league leaders. Despite Phil Foden and Mahrez being in superb form during the game, De Bruyne earned the highest praise from Souness “Kevin De Bruyne is an absolute superstar,” Souness told Sky Sports. “Best player in the Premier League and everybody thinks he’s not at it! He’s had a bad night again hasn’t he?” With his strikes on Wednesday, De Bruyne now has f...
Man United Can Still Win Premier League title – Guardiola
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Man United Can Still Win Premier League title – Guardiola

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has insisted that Manchester United can still challenge his team to win the Premier League title this season. Man United are still 11 points behind Man City on the log with just ten games to go. The Red Devils defeated Guardiola’s side 2-0 at Etihad last Saturday. Asked if Man City could still be hauled in by Man United, Guardiola told a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Man City’s game against Southampton on Wednesday: “Of course when the options are open, anything can happen in football. “Nobody thought we could go [winning] 21 games in a row, 15 in the Premier League, so everything can happen. “A team like [Manchester] United can do it. There are ten games left, and we have to win six or seven to be champions mathematically. ...

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