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Chelsea hero Cole: Don’t judge Werner until full preseason
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Chelsea hero Cole: Don’t judge Werner until full preseason

Chelsea youth coach Ashley Cole says they should stick with Timo Werner. Cole insists Chelsea should go with Werner ahead of trying to buy Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. "I always go back to the pre-season," Cole told Sky Sports. "I really don't think the team had a great pre-season in terms of the Covid stop-start, players catching Covid. They missed a big chunk of training. "I think next season will be great to see the team have a good pre-season, understand the style and philosophy of the manager and then hopefully really click and gel. "This season there's been moments in games they've been brilliant, they've been great to watch. "Hopefully they can solidify that and come again strong. Of course, you talk about Haaland and what quality he has… but I'm happy...
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Why I Lied to Aubameyang – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Why I Lied to Aubameyang – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed he used to lie to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang about team meetings at Borussia Dortmund, to help the striker with his timekeeping. Tuchel joined Dortmund in 2015 and worked with Aubameyang for two years. They won the DFB-Pokal together in 2017, with the Gabon international also topping the Bundesliga goal-scoring charts. Aubameyang was dropped for the north London derby win over Tottenham Hotspur in March, having reported late to Arsenal’s training ground before the match. Ahead of their reunion on Wednesday when Arsenal visit Stamford Bridge, Tuchel claimed the 31-year-old had issues with punctuality. “That’s not his strength, to be absolutely on time. “He was pretty much the only one so when we wanted him to be on ...
I Was Written Off but never Gave up – Iheanacho
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I Was Written Off but never Gave up – Iheanacho

Leicester City’s in-form striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, says he never lost faith in himself while going through a rough patch in his career, adding that he was confident that he would return to form. Iheanacho had his worst ever scoring run of his professional career in 2019, failing to score in over 365 days, with trio Jamie Vardy, Ayoze Perez and James Maddison all ahead of him in the pecking order. The 24-year-old’s lack of goals at Leicester during this period also saw him lose his place in the Super Eagles, and was left out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. However, the former Manchester City striker has returned to form for The Foxes and was named March’s Premier League Player of The Month and is on course for a double award for April. Speaking with BBC Sport on his res...
Lewandowski reacts to talk of Serie A switch as Bayern Munich future is questioned
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Lewandowski reacts to talk of Serie A switch as Bayern Munich future is questioned

The prolific Polish striker has seen a move away from the Allianz Arena mooted, but he claims to be fully committed to his contract Robert Lewandowski admits to being a fan of Italian football, but the Bayern Munich striker has suggested that no move to Serie A will be made any time soon. The prolific Polish striker has seen a switch speculated on heading towards the summer transfer window, with it reported that the 32-year-old may be open to taking on a new challenge. He has, however, shut down that gossip for now, with a man tied to a contract at the Allianz Arena through to 2023 claiming to have no intention of leaving Germany.
Pioli delivers positive update on Ibrahimovic’s injury as AC Milan striker looks to make Euros
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Pioli delivers positive update on Ibrahimovic’s injury as AC Milan striker looks to make Euros

The enigmatic Swedish striker is nursing a knee complaint at present and will not figure in the Rossoneri's next two Serie A fixtures AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has delivered an encouraging update on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's latest injury, with the Swedish striker nursing only a "slight sprain" to his knee. The 39-year-old frontman was forced off after 66 minutes of a 3-0 win for the Rossoneri over Juventus. He has undergone medical tests since then and, while he has been ruled out of Milan's next two fixtures, Pioli has suggested that he could return before the 2020-21 season comes to a close.
All You Need To Know About Postpartum Depression
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All You Need To Know About Postpartum Depression

What Is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum depression (PPD) is a complex mix of physical, emotional, and behavioral changes that happen in some women after giving birth. According to the DSM-5, a manual used to diagnose mental disorders, PPD is a form of major depression that begins within 4 weeks after delivery. The diagnosis of postpartum depression is based not only on the length of time between delivery and onset but on the severity of the depression. Postpartum depression is linked to chemical, social, and psychological changes that happen when having a baby. The term describes a range of physical and emotional changes that many new mothers experience. PPD can be treated with medication and counseling. The chemical changes involve a rapid drop in hormones after delivery. The a...
Sheffield United star Oli McBurnie allegedly attacked a man and smashed his phone on the ground
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Sheffield United star Oli McBurnie allegedly attacked a man and smashed his phone on the ground

  Sheffield United are investigating a shocking video on social media that appears to show their striker Oli McBurnie attacking a man and smashing his phone on the ground. The footage starts with someone calling out 'Oli McBurnie', before the man that is allegedly the Scotland international approaches and the phone falls to the ground while it is still recording. McBurnie then appears to be seen stamping on the phone, and attacking the man as the footage shows him repeatedly kneeing and punching the person who initially called his name out. While the fight continues out of shot, a voice is then heard telling other people in the group to 'take your boy away now.' 'Officials at Sheffield United are aware of the video circulating on social media and are currently investiga...
Nigerian-born Ariyo’s stunner inspires TiPS comeback against champions Aland United
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Nigerian-born Ariyo’s stunner inspires TiPS comeback against champions Aland United

The striker led her Finnish top-flight side to a comeback triumph in a Naisten Liiga encounter with her third goal of the season Roosa Ariyo scored an incredible stunner as TiPS came from a goal down to claim a 2-1 victory over Aland United in Saturday's Finnish Naisten Liiga game. The Nigerian-Finnish born forward has been in breathtaking form for Pauliina Miettinen's side this term, continuing from where she left off the 2020 season, scoring six goals in six games. Following a 4-0 victory at Ilves the last time out, TiPS were eager to maintain their fine run at home against the Finnish champions, who are undefeated in three opening matches this season.
‘I’m just so sorry’ – Aubameyang apologises to Arsenal supporters following Europa League failure
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‘I’m just so sorry’ – Aubameyang apologises to Arsenal supporters following Europa League failure

The Gabon striker has admitted that the Gunners didn't do enough to beat Villarreal in their semi-final tie Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has apologised to Arsenal supporters following their Europa League failure, admitting that they have had to endure "such a difficult season". Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage against Villarreal on Thursday, losing the tie 2-1 on aggregate after being held to a 0-0 draw in the second leg at Emirates Stadium. Aubameyang says the whole Gunners squad were desperate to salvage a trophy from a miserable 2020-21 campaign, but also admits that they fell short of the required standard to reach the final.
West Ham No2 Pearce: This summer we must get the recruitment right
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West Ham No2 Pearce: This summer we must get the recruitment right

West Ham No2 Stuart Pearce says they'll be cannier with their spending this summer. He says there will be no big-money gaffes from West Ham this summer — regardless of where they finish. Pearce told The Sun: “The important thing is we get the recruitment right. "Back in January, people were criticising us for not bringing in a striker — yet with four games to go it has not affected us. “If they are not the right fit, we won't spend the money just to tick a box. “Sometimes it's the toughest thing not to buy players — especially when everyone is telling you that is the best thing to do. “I don't think the squad will get carried away wherever we finish in the league this year. We know it is still a building process."
EPL: Aguero Apologizes for ‘Bad Decision’ During Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Chelsea
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EPL: Aguero Apologizes for ‘Bad Decision’ During Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Chelsea

  Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has penned a public apology to his team-mates, staff and fans of the club, after missing a penalty in their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday. In a tweet on Saturday night, Aguero described his attempt to chip Eduoard Mendy as a “bad decision”. The Premier League leaders were already one goal up thanks to Raheem Sterling. Aguero, who is leaving City this summer, had the chance to make it 2-0 just before half time, but shot tamely at Mendy. Chelsea scored through Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso to turn the game around and win. “I would like to apologise to my teammates, staff and supporters for missing the penalty. “It was a bad decision and I take full responsibility,” Aguero wrote.
Tottenham striker Kane reaffirms trophy ambitions
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Tottenham striker Kane reaffirms trophy ambitions

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has reaffirmed ambitions to win trophies. Kane first declared such objectives upon winning the London Premier League Player of the Year award last year. He stated yesterday, "I have talked openly about it because it is so important. "That's why I play football and that's why I became a football player. To get the chance to lift the trophies and win the big matches. "However, it has not happened yet but I feel that I have the time on my side. I'm just looking ahead and I'm sure the titles will come."
Emir Cup: Al Duhail SC keen to appease fans with win against Al Rayyan – Olunga
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Emir Cup: Al Duhail SC keen to appease fans with win against Al Rayyan – Olunga

  The towering Harambee Star insist they have moved on after their exit from the Champions League and are focused to win the cup Kenya striker Michael Olunga has revealed they have moved on from their exit from the AFC Champions League and are now focused to do well in the Emir Cup where they face Al Rayyan in the semi-finals on Monday. The Qatari giants are reeling from their exit in the Champions League competition held in Saudi Arabia and according to the striker, who was the team’s top scorer in the competition with nine goals, they have already shifted their focus to cup competitions and will strive to appease their fans with a good display.    
Lukaku told he’s unstoppable with ‘American football player’ build as Inter coach hails ‘complete athlete’
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Lukaku told he’s unstoppable with ‘American football player’ build as Inter coach hails ‘complete athlete’

Antonio Pintus has been working with the Belgian striker at San Siro and believes he has become almost impossible to contain Romelu Lukaku now boasts the build of "an American football player", says Inter fitness coach Antonio Pintus, with the Belgian striker considered to have become "a complete athlete". A burly 27-year-old has always boasted plenty of power in his game, but new heights are being scaled by a prolific frontman at San Siro. Pintus says the former Everton and Manchester United star has become virtually unstoppable since arriving in Italian football, with obvious physical qualities complementing a skill set that has delivered 61 goals through 92 appearances.
Super Eagles striker, Onuachu hoping for Arsenal move
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Super Eagles striker, Onuachu hoping for Arsenal move

Genk striker, Paul Onuachu, is keen on a switch to Arsenal. According to Voetbal Belgie, the Super Eagles striker is eyeing Premier League football next season. Thanks to his stunning form this season, Onuachu’s market value has risen to €17 million. Genk are also reportedly ready to listen to offers for the Nigerian international. Onuachu is under contract at the Luminus Arena until 2024. He joined the club from Danish club Midtjylland for €6 million in 2019.
Bekoe: Asamoah Gyan hostility could spell doom for Ghana Premier League
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Bekoe: Asamoah Gyan hostility could spell doom for Ghana Premier League

The former Porcupine Warriors striker shares his thoughts on the booing incident involving the Black Stars record scorer Former Asante Kotoko striker Eric Bekoe believes Asamoah Gyan's hostility received from fans of the club will ward off other successful Ghana players abroad from making a return to the domestic league. Currently on the books of Legon Cities, former Sunderland and Udinese forward Gyan was subjected to boos during a Premier League fixture last Friday. This did not go down well with the 35-year-old who held no punches in launching an attack of his own aimed at the Kotoko fans.
‘He wins for himself’ – Lukaku says Ibrahimovic is good for Serie A as Inter forward aims to settle feud with AC Milan star
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‘He wins for himself’ – Lukaku says Ibrahimovic is good for Serie A as Inter forward aims to settle feud with AC Milan star

  The striker, who has fired his side to a first Scudetto in a decade, feels the star power of the Italian league is helping him to push himself harder Romelu Lukaku appears to have buried the hatchet with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, saying "we need players of this level in Serie A". The pair butted heads, quite literally, in a Coppa Italia meeting between Inter and AC Milan earlier this season, while Lukaku's side have got the better of Ibrahimovic's team in Serie A as the Nerazzurri won their first Scudetto for a decade. Lukaku, however, has spoken respectfully of Ibrahimovic in an interview with Corriere della Sera, saying the Swede helps bring star power to Serie A.
EPL: Sergio Aguero told to Join Chelsea after he Leaves Man City
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EPL: Sergio Aguero told to Join Chelsea after he Leaves Man City

  Former Arsenal star, Ian Wright, has urged Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, to join Chelsea when he eventually leaves Etihad this summer. Aguero will leave Man City once his contract expires this summer, having spent over a decade at the Premier League leaders. But Wright believes the Argentine international would benefit from having Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi around him at Chelsea. “Can I throw something out there? He should go to Chelsea,” Wright said on the podcast. “When you look at Edinson Cavani [at Manchester United] and the pace of the guys behind him, you look at Luis Suarez at Atleti, the pace and everything they’ve got around him. “Can you imagine Aguero up top for Chelsea with Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, ...
Europa League: Arteta Receives Triple Injury Boost ahead of Villarreal Second leg
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Europa League: Arteta Receives Triple Injury Boost ahead of Villarreal Second leg

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, could have Kieran Tierney, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang feature in their crucial Europa League semi-final second leg clash with Villarreal on Thursday. Aubameyang is in contention to start against the LaLiga side, having returned to action after contracting malaria. The striker came on late in the first leg and played 77 minutes of the Gunners’ 2-0 win over Newcastle at the weekend. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Arteta said: “He played well [vs Newcastle] and he felt much better than the days before that. Obviously, scoring a goal is really important for him as well, so he’s in a good place.” Also, Tierney and Lacazette are back in full training, but Arteta will make a late call on their involvement...
Asamoah Gyan: Ex-Asante Kotoko management member hits back at Ghana striker as booing controversy continues
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Asamoah Gyan: Ex-Asante Kotoko management member hits back at Ghana striker as booing controversy continues

Former Asante management member Nana Kwame Dankwah has responded to Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan, who has warned fans of the club against using his name for bragging rights following a booing incident on Saturday. Now on the books of Legon Cities, the veteran forward was subjected to boos by Kotoko fans during his substitution into a Ghana Premier League match at the Accra Sports Stadium. Gyan did not hold back after the game, describing the Kotoko fans as hypocrites. Subsequently, Dankwah has had his say on the matter.
Demba Ba: Former Chelsea star looking for new club to ‘find joy
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Demba Ba: Former Chelsea star looking for new club to ‘find joy

Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba has revealed he is searching for a new club where he can find joy again. The 35-year-old is a free agent after his contract with Turkish Super Lig champions Istanbul Basaksehir was terminated last month. The forward made more than 60 appearances during his two-year stay at Fatih Terim Stadium, helping them to clinch the 2019-20 Super Lig title.
Lukaku tells Ibrahimovic to ‘bow down’ after Inter Milan win Serie A title
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Lukaku tells Ibrahimovic to ‘bow down’ after Inter Milan win Serie A title

  Romelu Lukaku has taken a dig at Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after Inter Milan were crowned Serie A champions on Sunday. Inter were confirmed champions with four games left, after Atalanta and Sassuolo played out a 1-1 draw. Antonio Conte’s side overhauled Ibrahimovic’s AC Milan earlier this season, before going 13 points clear. Lukaku and the Swedish striker, who were former Manchester United team-mates, clashed in the Coppa Italia quarter-final back in February, trading insults and confronting each other before both men received one-match bans. Inter won that game 2-1 and Lukaku believes he’s had the last laugh over Ibrahimovic. Lukaku wrote on Twitter: “The real god has crowned the king!” “Now bow down. King of Milano,” the striker added, with a winking face and ...
Antonio Double Fires West Ham into Fifth
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Antonio Double Fires West Ham into Fifth

Michail Antonio's first-half double was enough for West Ham to see off Burnley 2-1 in an entertaining encounter, sending the Hammers into fifth. Although West Ham saw good early openings, it was Burnley who went ahead in the 19th minute as Tomas Soucek fouled Chris Wood in the box. The striker fired home the penalty, continuing his trend of goals against West Ham (seven goals in eight Premier League games). But two-and-a-half-minutes later, Europe-chasing West Ham were level when Antonio (21) headed home. The lively forward then added his second soon after (29) as he turned home a superb Said Benrahma cross. Having registered 22 shots throughout the whole game, West Ham could have added more to their tally in the second half, although Burnley's Jay Rodriguez had the best chanc...
‘I hope Man Utd don’t keep Cavani’ – Keane says Man Utd need a new striker to compete for Premier League title
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‘I hope Man Utd don’t keep Cavani’ – Keane says Man Utd need a new striker to compete for Premier League title

A former Old Trafford favourite doesn't think the Red Devils can rely on the veteran forward as their main source of goals Roy Keane has admitted that he hopes Manchester United don't keep Edinson Cavani beyond the summer, while hinting that they will need a new striker in order to compete for the Premier League title. Cavani has been a big hit at Old Trafford since joining United on a free transfer last summer, providing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with an invaluable extra option in the final third as his team have dealt with the intense fixture schedule caused by the coronavirus crisis. It has been reported that the Red Devils will take up the option to extend the 34-year-old's contract by an extra year, but Keane thinks they should be looking to bring in a younger forward in order t...
There is only one Asamoah Gyan and they know it’ – Ghana legend responds to Asante Kotoko booing incident
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There is only one Asamoah Gyan and they know it’ – Ghana legend responds to Asante Kotoko booing incident

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan was unperturbed by hostility received from fans during Saturday's Ghana Premier League encounter between his Legon Cities side and Asante Kotoko. The veteran Black Stars forward was a second-half substitute as Emmanuel Gyamfi scored to give visiting Kotoko a 1-0 win at the Accra Sports Stadium. He came on in the 75th minute, when Legon were desperately throwing everyone forward in search of an equaliser, and immediately drove a free-kick just over the bar with his first touch of the ball.
Raiola explains controversial ‘PSG play in the worst league’ comments
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Raiola explains controversial ‘PSG play in the worst league’ comments

Mino Raiola has explained his controversial comments claiming that Paris Saint-Germain play in "the worst league of the big clubs", insisting they are still "one of the elite teams of European football". Raiola recently gave an interview to Spanish publication AS during which he addressed the ongoing speculation surrounding Erling Haaland's future at Borussia Dortmund. The so-called 'super-agent' listed a number of possible destinations that might hold great appeal to the Norwegian striker, including PSG, but also questioned whether Ligue 1 is a competitive enough environment.
Real Madrid to Land Lewandowski in £52m Deal
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Real Madrid to Land Lewandowski in £52m Deal

  Real Madrid are interested in signing Robert Lewandowski amid talk he could leave Bayern Munich this summer, according to AS. Lewandowski has netted 43 times in 37 appearances for the German champions, who are on the brink of winning the Bundesliga again. The 32-year-old has just over two years left on his current contract. He has been constantly linked with a move to Madrid since he first moved to Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in 2013. Bayern could be open to selling Lewandowski for £52million this summer, in a bid to raise money due to losses caused by COVID-19. It is also claimed Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi, is currently listening to offers for the striker. Real currently have Karim Benzema as their main striker and he has delivered 28 goals in 40 mat...
EPL: Edinson Cavani Takes Final Decision on Man United Future
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EPL: Edinson Cavani Takes Final Decision on Man United Future

  Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani has decided against leaving the club this summer. The Uruguay International was set to leave Europe and return to his native Argentina, with Boca Juniors reportedly keen to sign him. But the former Paris Saint-Germain star man has now been persuaded to stick around and will stay for at least another season, according to ESPN. The South American has scored 12 goals in 33 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils this season, with 16 of those appearances coming from the bench. Manchester United will make official announcement next week about the player’s latest decision. “He [Cavani] knows my feelings, he knows that I would love to have him for another year, we have spoken about it,” Solskjaer had told reporters a...
Albion Rovers striker David Cox quits football over ‘abuse’ claim during Stenhousemuir game
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Albion Rovers striker David Cox quits football over ‘abuse’ claim during Stenhousemuir game

Albion Rovers' David Cox says he has quit football after claiming he was verbally abused about his mental health struggles by an opposition player. Cox, 32, left the stadium at half-time of his side's game with Stenhousemuir and said he was taunted about his previous attempts to take his own life. Stenhousemuir have brought the matter to the attention of the Scottish FA and started their own investigation. "The club is aware of a verbal altercation," the League 2 club said. "We have spoken to the players involved, David Cox (Albion Rovers) who was on the bench, and Jonathan Tiffoney (Stenhousemuir) who was playing. "Both players are making claims of serious and wholly inappropriate comments being made during the game that have implications for player wellbeing and mental...
UCL: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Result for PSG vs Man City
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UCL: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Result for PSG vs Man City

  Former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted that Manchester City will beat Paris Saint-Germain when both teams clash in tonight’s Champions League semi-final first-leg in Paris. Man City had knocked Borussia Dortmund out of the Champions League quarter-final earlier this month, while PSG eliminated reigning champions, Bayern Munich from the competition. Providing his prediction, Owen told BetVictor, “It’s been far from a vintage spell at home for PSG. The Parisians won 3-1 away to Metz on Saturday. However, they have only been victorious in three of their last eight competitive games at the Parc des Princes. “With another trophy in the bag, Manchester City are really gathering pace. The Citizens have only lost once on their travels i...
Champions League: Azpilicueta reveals only regret after 1-1 draw with Real Madrid
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Champions League: Azpilicueta reveals only regret after 1-1 draw with Real Madrid

  Chelsea captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, has said they should have scored more against Real Madrid on Tuesday. The Blues played out a 1-1 draw with the Spanish giants in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday night. Thomas Tuchel’s men dominated Real in the opening stages of the game and should have had up to three goals, but Timo Werner squandered several chances. They eventually took the lead through Christian Pulisic, but Karim Benzema equalized before the break. Azpilicueta told BT Sport: “We started really well. We got the goal. We could have scored more. They came back from a set play and we suffered for a bit. “We knew playing a semi-final against Real Madrid was going to be tough. “We knew we had to perform at our best level. We started with...
Iheanacho Voted Leicester’s MOTM After Wonder Goal Vs Crystal Palace
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Iheanacho Voted Leicester’s MOTM After Wonder Goal Vs Crystal Palace

Kelechi Iheanacho has been voted Leicester City’s Man of the Match after his stunning strike secured a hard-fought 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday, rushhoursport.com reports. Leicester announced Iheanacho as the winner on their verified Twitter handle after conclusion of votes by the club’s fans. Iheanacho came first after claiming an overwhelming 87 per cent of the votes while Johnny Evans and Timothy Castagne got seven and five per cents respectively. The in-form striker struck a beautiful curler to make it 2-1 with 10 minutes left in the game against Palace. He has now taken his goals in the Premier League this season to 10 and 17 in all competitions. Leicester maintain their hold on third position on 62 points and four points ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea....
Alan Shearer & Thierry Henry inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame
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Alan Shearer & Thierry Henry inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame

Former England striker Alan Shearer and ex-France forward Thierry Henry have become the first players to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. Shearer is the Premier League's record scorer, with 260 goals for Blackburn Rovers - whom he won the title with in 1995 - and Newcastle United. Henry scored a club record 175 Premier League goals in 258 appearances for Arsenal. He was the league's top scorer in a season a record four times. Henry won the title twice and was part of the Arsenal side that went unbeaten in the league in the 2003-04 season. "When you look at some of the unbelievable players to have graced the Premier League - week in, week out, year in, year out - I feel very honoured to join the Hall of Fame," said 50-year-old Shearer, who moved from Sout...
Simy Nwankwo Proud To Break Martins’ Serie A Record, Not Willing To Discuss Future Move
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Simy Nwankwo Proud To Break Martins’ Serie A Record, Not Willing To Discuss Future Move

Simy Nwankwo is thrilled to overtake Obafemi Martins as the highest scoring Nigerian in Serie A, reports Rushhoursport.com Nwankwo grabbed a brace as Crotone defeated Parma 4-3 at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Saturday. The 28-year-old now has 29 Serie A goals across three seasons in 77 appearances for Crotone, beating Martins’ record of 28 for most scored in the Italian top-flight by a Nigerian player. ” Reaching such goals in a very difficult championship like the Italian one is nice , but I can’t be 100% happy,”he told sport.sky.it. Despite his impressive scoring form for Crotone this season, the Calabrians are destined for relegation to Serie B and he is disappointed with their position on the table. “The team counts. We are struggling and I can’t be happy,”he stated. ...
Werner Reveals Team-mates’ Prediction as he Ends Chelsea Goal Drought
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Werner Reveals Team-mates’ Prediction as he Ends Chelsea Goal Drought

The Germany international had not scored in 14 games for club or country before his winner at London Stadium Timo Werner says Chelsea team-mates Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham predicted he would score after the German ended his 12-game goal drought with the winner at West Ham. The Germany international converted Ben Chilwell’s low cross in the first half at London Stadium as Thomas Tuchel's side secured a vital win that puts them three points clear of the Hammers in fourth place. It was Werner’s ninth goal in all competitions for Chelsea this season but his first since a 2-0 win over Newcastle in February, with the striker celebrating by pointing to Hudson-Odoi and Abraham on the substitutes' bench. Speaking to Sky Sports , the former RB Leipzig striker said: "I’m ver...
Klopp Labelled ‘Spectacularly Tone Deaf’ for Press Attack
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Klopp Labelled ‘Spectacularly Tone Deaf’ for Press Attack

The Reds boss' heart may have been in the right place, but many feel that the German trainer has missed the point. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been branded “spectacularly tone deaf” by former Tottenham and Barcelona striker Gary Lineker, with the former having told the press to “calm down” in the wake of the European Super League fallout. Fans and pundits reacted furiously to the news of a proposed breakaway project announced on Sunday, only for the six English clubs involved to pull out 48 hours later. Klopp stated his belief that the outrage must be curbed somewhat since the announcement that the 'Bix Six' would no longer be taking part, suggesting that continuing to fan the flames of protest could lead to a rise in coronavirus cases.  
Rodgers Admits In-Form Iheanacho Still Making Too Many Mistakes 
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Rodgers Admits In-Form Iheanacho Still Making Too Many Mistakes 

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho can still improve as he still makes too many mistakes despite his recent scoring form. Iheanacho was on target again as Leicester thrashed West Brom 3-0 on Thursday night to strengthen their top-four ambitions. It was Iheanacho’s 16th goal in 32 appearances in all competitions for Leicester this season. The Foxes are now four points ahead of Chelsea who are currently in fourth position. And as cited by BBC Sport, Rodgers said:“It was a good win, any win is a big win. Our intensity was really good in the first half hour. I wasn’t happy at half time as our passing wasn’t good enough. “I am not thinking about the other teams, we have to think about ourselves. We can only control ourselves. “Jam...
Premier League: Iheanacho Strikes Again As Leicester Thrash West Brom To Boost Top-Four Hopes 
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Premier League: Iheanacho Strikes Again As Leicester Thrash West Brom To Boost Top-Four Hopes 

Kelechi Iheanacho continued his goal scoring run as he netted in Leicester City’s 3-0 home win against relegation threatened West Bromwich Albion in Thursday’s Premier League tie to boost their top-four ambitions, Rushhoursport.com Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi saw action for 90 minutes while Semi Ajayi was brought on for the Baggies before the start of the second half. The in-form striker got on the score sheet in the 36th minute to put Leicester 3-0 ahead after he was set up by Jamie Vardy. He has now scored 11 goals in his last eight games in all competitions for Leicester. Also he has taken his tally to 16 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions so far in this campaign. Vardy had opened the scoring on 23 minutes before Johnny Evans doubled their lead in th...
‘It Wasn’t Just About The Money’- How PSG Beat Real Madrid To Sign Mbappe
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‘It Wasn’t Just About The Money’- How PSG Beat Real Madrid To Sign Mbappe

 The World Cup-winning striker could have moved to Spain in 2017, but Luis Ferrer explains how he was convinced to stay in his home country Luis Ferrer spent over 10 years as part of Paris Saint-Germain's recruitment team, working tirelessly alongside the likes of Antero Henrique and Leonardo to sign the best talent possible and transform the club into a European powerhouse. He has since left to pursue his own business, LF360, but not before playing his part in the signing of Kylian Mbappe - a transfer that looked impossible in the wake of the club already having spent a world-record fee to sign Neymar from Barcelona. Ferrer and PSG pulled it off, however, and became good friends with the striker's family in the process. Speaking exclusively to Goal, the recruitment expert reveals...
Aguero Confirms his Next Club
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Aguero Confirms his Next Club

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

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed striker Edinson Cavani asked to be named among the substitutes against Burnley. Cavani started on the bench for the game at Old Trafford, but came on to score the third goal for United as they won 3-1. Mason Greenwood had netted a brace either side of a James Tarkowski header. Solskjaer has now spoken about managing 34-year-old Cavani’s fitness carefully. He said: “We’ve got to manage him well. He’s not played or started three games in a week for a long time, so when I spoke to him he felt being a sub was the best thing. “With Marcus, it’s a long time since I’ve asked him how you are and he’s said good.”
Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea
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Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea

  Bayern Munich are confident they will sign Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, next summer if he stays at their rivals for one more season, according to SportsMail. Haaland is wanted by all Europe’s major clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Although Dortmund insist they won’t sell the 20-year-old, it is unlikely to keep away admirers and offers in excess of £100m are expected this summer. Next summer, however, Haaland will be available for about £65million due to a clause in his contract. Bayern believe they can win the race for him under those circumstances, as they seek the long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who turns 33 in August. The prospect of losing another key player to their great rivals would be painful ...
Djibril Cisse joins American fourth-tier side Panathinaikos Chicago
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Djibril Cisse joins American fourth-tier side Panathinaikos Chicago

Former Liverpool striker, Djibril Cisse has signed for American fourth-tier side Panathinaikos Chicago at the age of 39. The French striker has been without a club since leaving Swiss Division Three outfit Yverdon Sports. But PAO Chicago announced the signing of the former Liverpool striker, the 13th club of his career, by posting on Twitter: 'Once Green, Always Green.' The club was founded by Dimitrios Chronopoulos and his son Denny, who are supporters of Greek outfit and namesake Panathinaikos, based in Athens, Greece. Cisse played for Greek giants Panathinaikos between 2009-11 after leaving Marseille. He scored an impressive 47 goals in just 61 games during his time with the Greeks. The 39-year-old who started his career with Auxerre in France also played for Liverpoo...
Ighalo Names the EPL Clubs he Snubbed after Leaving Man Utd
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Ighalo Names the EPL Clubs he Snubbed after Leaving Man Utd

  Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo, has claimed he rejected offers from West Ham and West Brom, to keep him in the Premier League. The 31-year-old also revealed he snubbed Tottenham Hotspur before signing for Manchester United. Ighalo completed a dream switch to United, a club he supported as a boy when a loan agreement with Shanghai Shenhua was reached in January 2020. That short-term deal was extended to January 2021, before he left for Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab. “Yeah, there was the possibility of West Ham and West Brom to stay in the Premier League, which I thought about. “But after being at Manchester United, the biggest club in England if not the world, what else could I possibly do in the Premier League? “I had good offers to stay in England, but I jus...
Carlos Tevez debut new look
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Carlos Tevez debut new look

Veteran Boca Juniors striker, Carlos Tevez has debut a new look. The former Argentine striker, 37, shows off his daring new haircut with blue braided mohawk.
Harry Kane Gives Condition to Leave Mourinho’s Men
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Harry Kane Gives Condition to Leave Mourinho’s Men

Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, will only leave Jose Mourinho’s men this summer if they fail to secure Champions League football next season, according to The Athletic. Kane, who came through the academy at Tottenham, has become, ‘frustrated’ with the club’s lack of progress and is beginning to see his future elsewhere. The 27-year-old is desperate to start winning major trophies, and Tottenham could be persuaded to let him go if they receive a massive nine-figure offer. This is coming ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League tie with Manchester United on Sunday evening. Kane has drawn the interest of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG in the past. The England international has scored 19 goals and provided 13 assists in 28 Premi...
Marcus Rashford equals Bobby Charlton’s 56-year-old record after scoring in Man United’s 2-0 win over Granada
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Marcus Rashford equals Bobby Charlton’s 56-year-old record after scoring in Man United’s 2-0 win over Granada

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford has cemented a place in the history books of the club after scoring in the 2-0 win over Granada in the quarter-final of the Europa League on Thursday night, April 8. The 56-year-old Manchester United record was set by Sir Bobby Charlton but on Thursday night, April 8, Rashford put United 1-0 up against the Spanish outfit in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes . The 23-year-old's strike in continental competition has seen him emulate former Red Devils midfielder Bobby Charlton. Rashford is now the first English player to score eight goals in Europe in one season since Charlton way back in the 1964-65 season. Rashford had recorded six goals in the Champions League and just one in the Europa L...
Why I’ll always be grateful to Harry Redknapp – Yakubu Aiyegbeni
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Why I’ll always be grateful to Harry Redknapp – Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Former Everton striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has disclosed he will always be grateful to former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp, for believing in him and allowing him to play. Redknapp signed Aiyegbeni from Israeli club Maccabi Haifa to then Championship side Portsmouth in January 2003. Aiyegbeni eventually led Portsmouth to promotion to the English Premier League, EPL. The former Nigerian international went on to become a prolific striker, scoring 95 EPL goals while starring for the likes of Everton, Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough under different managers. “I will always be grateful to Harry Redknapp for giving me the opportunity to play,” Aiyegbeni told Planet Football. “He always believed in me. He always motivated me, and his man-management was unbelievabl...
Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto
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Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto

  Former Premier League star, Clinton Morrison, has told Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel to keep Timo Werner out of the team. Morrison said the Germany International ‘needs time out’ of the Chelsea team after the striker struggled again in the game against Porto in Sevilla last night. Werner has endured a difficult season at Chelsea, scoring just eight goals in 38 appearances for the Blues in all competitions. The 25-year-old was subbed off by Tuchel in the second-half of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Porto on Wednesday. “Chelsea have got other attacking options – it just depends on how long Tuchel wants to stick with Timo Werner,’ Morrison told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Listen, Werner is not a bad player. You don’t become a bad player overnight. It’s just at the moment, he’s gett...

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