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Carabao Cup: Three semi-final slots to be decided Wednesday
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Carabao Cup: Three semi-final slots to be decided Wednesday

Arsenal became the first team to qualify for the Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday night. The Gunners brushed aside Sunderland easily at the Emirates winning 5-1. Eddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick, while Nicolas Pepe and Charlie Patino also got on the scoresheet. Three all-Premier League quarter-final clashes will be played on Wednesday. Brentford will host Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur clash with West Ham, while Liverpool welcome Leicester City. The Carabao Cup semi-final draw will take place live after these matches today. The last-four fixtures will be played weeks commencing 3 and 10 January with the Final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 27 February 2022. There will be a new winner this season, as Manchester City have been eliminated from the competition.
Carabao Cup: Arteta names Arsenal’s squad to tackle Sunderland
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Carabao Cup: Arteta names Arsenal’s squad to tackle Sunderland

Arsenal’s squad to face Sunderland in today’s Carabao Cup quarter-final tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has named a 23-man squad to tackle Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal head to the game following a 4-1 victory over Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday. Arteta’s side are currently in the 4th position on the Premier League table with 32 points from 18 games. Below is Arsenal’s full squad against Sunderland: Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, Bernd Leno, Arthur Okonkwo. Defenders: Kieran Tierney, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Takehiro Tomiyasu [doubt], Nuno Tavares, Calum Chambers. Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe, Ainsley Maitland-Ni...
Agent admits West Ham defender Alves Ibsen could leave Sunderland
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Agent admits West Ham defender Alves Ibsen could leave Sunderland

West Ham defender Frederik Alves Ibsen could be on the move from loan club Sunderland. Ibsen has found himself on the bench at Sunderland in recent weeks. His agent, Christian Bysted, told bold: "It's not perfect that he does not start in League One. He plays all the cup matches, and it would have been an insanely good place to be if he played regularly in League 1. But he should preferably play more from the start. "We have a dialogue with West Ham and Sunderland in relation to what the scenario is. Alves came to the club four games into the season where they had not conceded goals. "They have a young midfielder from Manchester City who has been outstanding and the other is a Northern Irish national team player. They have done well, but for Frederik's development he should pre...
Carabao Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea to discover quarter-final opponents
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Carabao Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea to discover quarter-final opponents

The draw for the Carabao Cup quarter-final will take place on Saturday, October 30. It will be conducted live during Soccer AM with hosts Jimmy Bullard and John Fendley in charge. No exact time has been set for draw proceedings, but it will happen during the show’s broadcast between 10:30am – 12pm BST. Arsenal, Chelsea and Sunderland have already booked their spots in the last eight. Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are some of the topflight teams that will be looking to progress on Wednesday night. The quarter-final fixtures will be played the week commencing December 20, 2021. City are the current holders of the cup, having it won it for four consecutive seasons.
Lincoln Edge Sunderland to Reach L1 Final
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Lincoln Edge Sunderland to Reach L1 Final

  Lincoln earned their spot in the League One play-off final after a 3-2 aggregate win against Sunderland. The Black Cats had looked on course to overturn the two-goal first-leg deficit in the semi-final tie at the Stadium of Light, thanks to early goals from Ross Stewart and Charlie Wyke, but Tom Hopper headed home after the break to send the Imps to Wembley despite a 2-1 defeat. Only Blackpool - who saw off Oxford on Friday night - now stand between Lincoln and a first return to the second tier since 1961. The final takes place at Wembley on Sunday, May 30. Lincoln fight back to reach Wembley It was an attacking line-up picked by Lee Johnson, who made four changes from the first leg to try and turn the tie in his side's favour. And it paid dividends after just...
Former Premier League Star Ki Sung-yueng Investigated by Police over alleged Financial crimes
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Former Premier League Star Ki Sung-yueng Investigated by Police over alleged Financial crimes

Former premier league player, Ki Sung-yueng is being investigated  over a alleged financial crime just months after denying he sexually assaulted two former teammates. Ki - who played for Swansea, Sunderland and Celtic was questioned in South Korea over a farmland purchase with his dad according to new reports. The pair are alleged to have broken the law after buying ten plots including farmland in 2015 and 2016. According to reports, they are suspected of falsifying documents on farming plans and turning land in Gwangju into a parking lot. It is said they made a huge profit after reselling plots to contractors of a private park and apartment complexes early this year. Buyers of farmland in South Korea must present a farming business proposal. Police said Ki, 32, had denied...
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.
Barcelona Defender to Join Man Utd after Rejecting Three-year Contract
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Barcelona Defender to Join Man Utd after Rejecting Three-year Contract

Barcelona defender, Marc Jurado, is set to join Manchester United in the summer transfer window. According to Sport, Jurado is expected to be named among Man United’s academy intake for next season after he rejected a three-year professional contract at Barcelona. The Spanish newspaper reports that the 16-year-old’s transfer was decided earlier this week after “several weeks” of negotiations between Man United and Jurado’s representatives with an agreement now in place. Jurado has been considered as one of the brightest prospects in the La Masia academy. The right-back has spent nine years with Barca’s youth team. Man United are now expected to pay Barcelona a small compensation fee to lure Jurado to England. Meanwhile, the Red Devils hav...
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Pillowcases Full Of Snakes Keep Getting Dumped Outside A UK Fire Station (Graphic Pictures))

Another 16 snakes have been dumped in pillowcases outside a UK fire station where 13 pythons were discovered just last week. The latest haul of 15 corn snakes and a carpet python was found on Saturday in a bin behind Farringdon Fire Station in Sunderland, northeast England, according to a statement from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). The 16 snakes were taken to the vets and found to be in fairly good condition despite their ordeal, according to RSPCA inspector Heidi Cleaver. The inspector said she "couldn't believe" more snakes had been found in the "exact same spot" as the 13 royal pythons who were discovered on Thursday. One of the snakes found last week has since died. "We were in the midst of Storm Dennis at the weekend when these snakes...
England Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford Set to Marry his Childhood Sweetheart Megan Davison
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England Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford Set to Marry his Childhood Sweetheart Megan Davison

England and Everton goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, 25, is reportedly set to marry his childhood sweetheart, Megan Davison, 23, in a romantic Maldives ceremony this summer. The intimate ceremony is expected to hold at the end of May, just weeks before the start of the 2020 European Championships. Jordan and Megan's wedding news comes after they welcomed their first child together in February 2019, less than a year after getting engaged. A source told The Sun: 'Jordan and Megan have been engaged for quite a while. He proposed just before his heroics at the World Cup in 2018. 'But they put the wedding on hold when Megan fell pregnant with Arlo, who was born in February last year. 'The wedding in the Maldives will be for close family and friends before a bigger party back in Sunde...
Danny Drinkwater Officially Joins Premier League Rivals
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Danny Drinkwater Officially Joins Premier League Rivals

Danny Drinkwater has joined Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season. The player arrived at the club’s training ground to undergo medical examinations on Tuesday and has sealed the move. Chelsea made this known in a statement on their official website on Tuesday. The statement read: “Danny Drinkwater will spend the rest of the season on loan in the Premier League at Aston Villa having returned to Chelsea following his loan spell at Burnley. “The 29-year-old completed his switch of loan clubs today (Tuesday). Villa of course have former Chelsea captain John Terry as assistant to Dean Smith and is where Tammy Abraham spent last season on loan. “Drinkwater made two appearances for Burnley following his temporary switch in August, with his time at ...
Asamoah Gyan’s Sunderland exit explained by Niall Quinn
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Asamoah Gyan’s Sunderland exit explained by Niall Quinn

The former Black Cats chief has lifted the lid on the Ghana superstar’s Stadium of Light exit Former Sunderland chief Niall Quinn has lifted the lid on Asamoah Gyan’s exit from the Stadium of Light back in 2011, shedding new light on an intriguing chapter in the striker’s career. The Ghana international was just over a year into a four-year contract with the then-Premier League club when he was approached to move to Al-Ain of the United Arab Emirates. The forward moved to the Middle East—initially on loan—and has never since played in a major European league.
Sheffield Wednesday boss Bruce confirms talks over Newcastle job
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Sheffield Wednesday boss Bruce confirms talks over Newcastle job

The former Sunderland manager is the prime candidate to take over the job left vacant by Rafa Benitez at St. James' Park Steve Bruce has held talks with Newcastle United over their vacant managerial position, the Sheffield Wednesday boss confirmed. Bruce is reportedly Newcastle's top target following the departure of Rafael Benitez at the end of his Magpies contract. However, the former Sunderland manager says decisions are out of his control until negotiations are completed between the two clubs.
Allardyce confirms he turned down Newcastle approach
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Allardyce confirms he turned down Newcastle approach

The Magpies are looking for a replacement for Rafa Benitez but Allardyce was not keen on a return to the North East Sam Allardyce claims he rejected the chance to speak to Newcastle United about returning to the club as Rafael Benitez's replacement. Newcastle are searching for a new manager after Benitez left for China following the expiry of his contract at the end of June. Steve Bruce has reportedly emerged as the favourite, but another former Sunderland boss in Allardyce claims to have been contacted about the role, much to his own surprise.
Solskjaer adds more staff to Man Utd backroom team
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Solskjaer adds more staff to Man Utd backroom team

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has added more staff to his backroom team. Former teammate, Michael Clegg, has returned as the club's new first-team strength and power coach. Clegg made 16 appearances for United between 1996 and 2001 and played for England Under-21s, before going on to hold a similar role with Sunderland following his retirement. United have also confirmed the appointment of Ed Leng as the club's new first-team lead sports scientist. They are just the latest changes on the club's coaching and medical staff, with Richard Hartis having also been re-appointed as senior goalkeeping coach last month.  
Man Utd legend Keane quits Nottingham Forest role after just five months
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Man Utd legend Keane quits Nottingham Forest role after just five months

The ex-Republic of Ireland midfielder was appointed as Martin O'Neill's number two in January but will now look to re-start his own managerial career Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has stepped down as Nottingham Forest assistant boss to resurrect his managerial career. The 47-year-old spent just five months at the City Ground, where he was working as Martin O'Neill's number two. Keane has previously managed Sunderland and Ipswich Town and is now seeking a new job.
Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue still struggling with depression
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Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue still struggling with depression

The 36-year-old revealed that he is yet to recover from the year-long ban he was given by Fifa back in 2016 Former Arsenal and Galatasaray defender Emmanuel Eboue said that he is still battling with depression, three years after he was banned from football by Fifa. Eboue was given a year ban after failing to pay his ex-agent, Sebastien Boisseau €1 million in debt for his transfer to the Turkish Super Lig in 2011. The punishment came after he joined Sunderland in March 2016 and had his contract with the Black Cats terminated in less than a month after the move.
‘I’m not a normal lad, I’m an England footballer’ – Pickford looking to continue growth as a man and player
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‘I’m not a normal lad, I’m an England footballer’ – Pickford looking to continue growth as a man and player

After a testing season in the public eye, the goalkeeper says he has "become a man" and is primed to become better and better Jordan Pickford believes his realisation he is no longer a "normal lad" has helped him mature and cement his position as England's first-choice goalkeeper. After a superb World Cup in Russia last year, Pickford's form for club side Everton during the 2018-19 season came under scrutiny. He also made headlines off the pitch in early April after footage emerged on social media showing him involved in a fracas outside a bar in his hometown of Sunderland.
We did it for the fans’ – Jubilant Henderson reflects on Champions League glory
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We did it for the fans’ – Jubilant Henderson reflects on Champions League glory

The Liverpool captain revealed the picture message which inspired him to victory over Tottenham in Madrid It was the morning of the Champions League final, and a picture message dropped into Jordan Henderson’s inbox. It showed his younger self, maybe 10 or 11 years of age, kissing a gold trophy. He was a dreamer back then, a football-mad Sunderland supporter with a passion for the game and a burning desire to win things. It was, he says, all he thought about.
Josh Maja Rejects Sunderland 7 Times Wage Increase Contract
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Josh Maja Rejects Sunderland 7 Times Wage Increase Contract

Sunderland striker Josh Maja has told the club he will not be signing their contract offer - despite the club offering him seven times his current wage to stay. Maja, the League One club's leading scorer with 15 goals, had been given until Friday to respond to the club's offer. Sources understand Maja told the club of his decision at a meeting on Friday lunchtime, despite telling boss Jack Ross on Thursday that he wanted to stay. The decision came as a surprise to Sunderland chairman Stewart Donald who revealed on Twitter he only found out about Maja's change of heart following a phone call from a reporter. He tweeted: "Josh Maja update. Yesterday Josh asked to see Jack to say he will sign. Today I got a call from Sky TV saying he won't sign. "Josh advised his agent has ...
Asamoah Gyan loses millions, drags kids to DNA test
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Asamoah Gyan loses millions, drags kids to DNA test

Former Premier League star and Ghana Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan is reportedly broke and has just £600 in his bank account. Asamoah Gyan Gyan, who made 37 appearances for Sunderland after making a £13million move to England, currently plays for Kayserispor in Turkey. However, the 33-year-old insists he is not being paid and claims he has spent the millions of pounds he’s earned throughout his career. Gyan told MyNewsGh.com : “My front and back, up and down is that money (£600) you see there.” Gyan left the Black Cats to join UAE club Al Ain in 2012 after impressing on loan. He smashed 123 goals in 120 games before a lucrative move to Shanghai SIPG of the Chinese Super League. It is claimed the forward hasn’t had contact with his wife Gifty or three children since A...
Former Super Eagles Star Escapes Jail Term In Sweden
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Former Super Eagles Star Escapes Jail Term In Sweden

Former Super Eagles star, Dickson Etuhu has escaped a six year jail term in Sweden, after he was found not guilty of match fixing. The midfielder was accused of attempting to fix the result of a 2017 league match between IFK Gothenburg and his former club, Stockholm giants AIK. Etuhu was charged with trying to bribe his former AIK teammate, goalkeeper Kenny Stamatopoulos, to fix the result of the game. The match, which was due to be played on May 18, 2017, was subsequently postponed when Stamatopoulos informed his club about the alleged approach from Etuhu and another man, according to the pre-trial documents. Denying the charge, Etuhu insisted that his former teammate must have misunderstood the conversation, telling Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter: “I respect everyone’s opi...
Sunderland Owner Admits Trying to Re-sign Bournemouth Striker Jermain Defoe
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Sunderland Owner Admits Trying to Re-sign Bournemouth Striker Jermain Defoe

Sunderland owner Stewart Donald admits they tried to re-sign Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe last summer. Defoe has made just 11 Premier League starts since joining Cherries on a free transfer from Sunderland in the summer of 2017. Speaking to BBC Radio Newcastle, Donald revealed he had enquired whether Cherries would be open to a deal. He said: "I asked in the summer if we could and the answer came that we couldn't. "We might ask again but it was a pretty strong no. It was a cheeky request, though! "I was wondering if they might contribute to his wages."
Sunderland Sacks Senegalese Defender, Papy Djilobodji For Failing Fitness Test
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Sunderland Sacks Senegalese Defender, Papy Djilobodji For Failing Fitness Test

Sunderland have sacked former Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji after he 'comprehensively' failed a fitness test at the club. The Senegalese barely played first team football at Chelsea since joining from Nantes in 2015. He hasn't played for the Blues in the Premier League and went out on loan to Werder Bremen in 2016, before signing for Sunderland. After being relegated with the Black Cats, he spent last season on loan at Dijon. After his return to Sunderland, he was desperate to leave the club following their relegation to League One but was unable to find a club to sign him. And returning to club a month later than expected, he then a failed a fitness test and the club have now sacked him. The statement read: 'Sunderland AFC has given notice under its contract with ...
Chelsea Youngster Clarke-Salter Joins Sunderland On Loan
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Chelsea Youngster Clarke-Salter Joins Sunderland On Loan

Sunderland have bolstered their squad with the loan signing of highly rated Chelsea youngster Jake Clarke-Salter, the club confirmed on Monday. Clarke-Salter, 20, has been with the Blues for more than 10 years, and has made two first-team appearances for his boyhood club. And after spending last season at Bristol Rovers the defender is gearing up for another temporary move - this time at the Wearsiders. Clarke-Salter was part of the England Under-20s side that won the World Cup in 2017 and becomes Chris Coleman's first signing at the Stadium of Light. “Jake is a hugely talented young player who has jumped at the opportunity to come to this club and show people what he can do," said Coleman. “You don’t play for a club like Chelsea unless you have tremendous ability and I’m sure he will...
Sunderland Sack Manager Simon Grayson After 3-3 Championship Draw With Bolton
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Sunderland Sack Manager Simon Grayson After 3-3 Championship Draw With Bolton

Sunderland dismissed manager Simon Grayson immediately after the 3-3 Sky Bet Championship draw with bottom side Bolton on Tuesday. Grayson’s departure on Wearside comes just four months after he took over at the club, who were last season relegated from the Premier League under David Moyes. Since joining the Black Cats from Preston, Grayson managed just one win from 15 league games. After being held by Bolton at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night, Sunderland sit 22nd in the table, on 10 points from a possible 45. They have failed to record a victory at home since December of last year. Chief executive Martin Bain said: “Simon and his team have worked tirelessly to achieve the best for the football club during their time here. “While we hoped that Simon’s experience in ...
A PAEDO Stabbed His Wife To Death After She Found His Secret Child Sex Abuse Pics
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A PAEDO Stabbed His Wife To Death After She Found His Secret Child Sex Abuse Pics

Julie Parkin, 39, was devastated when she discovered the images on husband Adam’s laptop. She tried to discuss the matter but Parkin, 35, grabbed an 8in kitchen knife and stabbed the mum 23 times. He then drove to a local police ­station where he told officers: “I have killed my wife.” He later added: “She was so sad when she found out what I really am. I should have killed myself.” Primary school teacher Julie, who had two children from a previous relationship, had been having marriage difficulties with “controlling and aggressive” Parkin, Newcastle crown court heard. Parkin, of Sunderland, was a manager for CPS Direct which provides police with legal advice. He admitted the June 26 murder, attempted murder of a boy and making child sex images. He was jailed for life to serve at le...
David Moyes Lined Up For Sensational Return To Everton
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David Moyes Lined Up For Sensational Return To Everton

The Scot is one of the names in the frame to ­replace struggling Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park. Moyes enjoyed an 11-year stint at the Toffees before leaving to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in 2013. Despite his unsuccessful time at United and further unproductive spells at Real Sociedad and Sunderland, the 54-year-old is still highly regarded at Everton. He is also being targeted by the Scottish FA as a replacement for Gordon Strachan. But Moyes still has unfinished business at club level and a return to Everton looks a good fit. Koeman goes into today’s clash with Arsenal with just two wins in 12 games. The Dutchman is under huge pressure to revive Everton’s fortunes after having £140million to spend in the summer. And if results fail to improve then Everton...
Football Is Institutionally Racist – Jamie Lawrence
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Football Is Institutionally Racist – Jamie Lawrence

Former Bradford winger Jamie Lawrence believes football in England is institutionally racist. The Football Association’s handling of the discrimination claims made by Eni Aluko continues to attract criticism but Lawrence believes there is a much wider issue in the English game than discriminatory remarks made by Sampson on the grounds of race. “Institutionally, it [football] is racist,” Lawrence, who made over 150 league appearances for the Bantams between 1997 and 2002, told Sky Sports. “Even in management and the players, how many black people make it into management or coaching? What, 0.5 per cent or less? “They [football’s authorities] are not in touch at boardroom level. There are 92 clubs in the country – how many black people do you get on the board?” Digital, Culture...
Losing Sadio Mane Worse Than Being Without Philippe Coutinho – Robbie Savage
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Losing Sadio Mane Worse Than Being Without Philippe Coutinho – Robbie Savage

English football pundit Robbie Savage believes losing Senegal star Sadio Mane to injury for a lengthy period is a bigger blow to Liverpool than if they had sold Philippe Coutinho. Mane has already missed three domestic matches due to the ban he picked up for his controversial sending off against Manchester City last month, and he is currently sidelined until at least late November after returning from international duty with a serious hamstring injury. The Teranga Lions forward enjoyed a fine debut campaign with the Reds in 2016/17, ending with 13 goals despite missing two large portions of the season due to injury and the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. And Savage believes that losing Mane is a bigger blow to Liverpool than if Coutinho had completed a transfer to Spanish giants Barce...
Januzaj: My Critics Chat Shit About Me, I’ll Prove Them Wrong
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Januzaj: My Critics Chat Shit About Me, I’ll Prove Them Wrong

Former Manchester United wonderkid Adnan Januzaj has hit out at those who have questioned his mentality, insisting that he will prove critics “chatting sh**” about him wrong. The Belgium international winger made his first-team breakthrough under David Moyes in 2013/14, and went on to make 63 appearances for the club. Januzaj was subsequently touted as one of the best youngsters in Europe, but he played less under Moyes’ replacement, Louis van Gaal, and was sent out on loan to Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland, before being sold by Jose Mourinho in the summer. He moved to Real Sociedad for a fee of around £10 million, and Januzaj is now looking forward to proving his critics wrong. “These are the people that don’t know anything about football,” he told The Independent, regarding his dou...
Ronald Koeman Confident Side Can Bounce Back Against Sunderland
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Ronald Koeman Confident Side Can Bounce Back Against Sunderland

The Toffees have played five of the last six matches away from home - including fixtures at both table-topping Manchester clubs and defending champions Chelsea - and have not won since August 17. However, they now face a run of four successive matches at Goodison Park and Koeman admits they need to take advantage to quieten talks of a crisis with the club 18th in the Premier League. The Black Cats, 21st in the Sky Bet Championship and with just one win in seven games themselves - which came in the previous round of the Carabao Cup against League Two side Carlisle - present the ideal opportunity after Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford. 'We need to analyse the game but it is important to take the positives from Sunday and prepare ourselves for Wednesday,' said Koeman. 'We now play four...
‘Man Utd Have Spent Millions To Get In Order’ – Moyes Defends Recent Record
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‘Man Utd Have Spent Millions To Get In Order’ – Moyes Defends Recent Record

David Moyes does not consider his time at Manchester United to have been a failure as the club have spent “a few hundred million” to get things right.The Scot has also suggested that Chelsea’s Premier League title-winning boss Antonio Conte would have struggled to keep Sunderland in the division during the 2016-17 campaign.Moyes lasted just one season at the Stadium of Light, having previously managed just nine months as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Old Trafford and a year in Spain at Real Sociedad.Despite seeing his reputation take a battering on the back of those spells, the former Everton manager believes that he has been a victim of circumstance.Moyes told the Daily Mail: “I think Harry Redknapp got it right when he said Antonio Conte couldn't have kept up Sunderland last season.“L...
Defoe Leads Mourners For Funeral Of ‘Best Mate’ Bradley
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Defoe Leads Mourners For Funeral Of ‘Best Mate’ Bradley

The funeral of Bradley Lowery, one of the iconic faces of last season’s Premier League season as the devoted Sunderland fan battled a rare form of cancer, drew crowds of mourners onto the streets on Friday. Lowery died last Friday aged just six of neuroblastoma, and his parents will wear football shirts to the service to honour his love of the sport. England striker Jermain Defoe, who formed a special attachment with Lowery during his time at Sunderland, flew back from his new club Bournemouth’s training camp in Spain to attend the funeral of his “best mate”. Defoe had been devastated by Lowery’s death but posted a moving tribute to him the day after he died. “Sleep tight little one….” he wrote on Twitter alongside a blue heart emoji. He went on to write the youngster’s “courag...
Anichebe Bids Sunderland Fans Farewell
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Anichebe Bids Sunderland Fans Farewell

Nigerian forward Victor Anichebe has sent his farewell message to fans of his relegated former club, Sunderland after joining Chinese second division club Beijing Enterprises. Anichebe joined Sunderland from West Brom on a free last season, but struggled with injury. He scored three goals in 18 league appearances. According to Sunderland Echo, Anichebe wrote on his Instagram page: “I just want to say a big thank you to everyone at Sunderland for the kindness I was shown throughout my stay. “The season wasn’t what we all wanted, and I’m sorry for that, but I just wanted to say a big thank you for the support you guys continued to show me throughout my time there, during both the ups and the downs. “The support and messages I got here and at the stadiums was amazing, and I’m t...
Fabio Borini Joins AC Milan From Sunderland
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Fabio Borini Joins AC Milan From Sunderland

Fabio Borini has signed for AC Milan from Sunderland, according to Sky Sports. The fee is understood to be £5.3m for the 26-year-old, who has been with Sunderland on a permanent basis since the summer of 2015. The Italian, who has one senior cap to his name, began his career at Bologna before moving on to Chelsea and Liverpool, among others, without holding down a regular place at either Premier League side. He has figured more consistently for Sunderland and made 24 appearances last season, scoring twice and registering two assists. However, the Black Cats finished the season bottom of the Premier League and are set to field a changed side next seaspm, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and forward Jermain Defoe having already moved on.
Beijing Coach Implores Fans To Be Patient With Victor Anichebe
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Beijing Coach Implores Fans To Be Patient With Victor Anichebe

Beijing Enterprises FC manager Hongbo Gao has called on club fans to be patient with the club’s new signing Victor Anichebe to regain full fitness. Gao said Anichebe is a top-notch striker, but he will need time to get back to his full fitness after another injury-troubled season in the Premier League with Sunderland. “Victor (Anichebe) hasn’t trained since the Premier League season ended, so it may take him time to integrate into our team. We have to be patient with him,” said the coach. “We are delighted with the signing of Victor (Anichebe), who has played in the Premier League. “It’s a positive development for our club.” He joined on a free transfer after he was released by Sunderland. He will return to the club to start training fully after he signed the deal.
Photos From Chelsea Title Win Celebrations – Up Blues
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Photos From Chelsea Title Win Celebrations – Up Blues

It is no more news that ChelseaFC are EPL 2016/17 Champions, and on Sunday, after flogging already relegated Sunderland 5 goals to 1, they were presented the trophy and the celebrations that followed was superb. The atmosphere in the Stamford Bridge was emotional as well, as John Terry and Assistant Coach Steve Holland prepares to leave Chelsea at the end of this season.
Victor Moses Celebrates With Family On The Pitch After Lifting EPL Trophy
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Victor Moses Celebrates With Family On The Pitch After Lifting EPL Trophy

Chelsea were presented with the English Premier League EPL trophy after thrashing relegated Sunderland 5-1 at Stamford Bridge on the final day of the season on Sunday. Nigerian star, Victor Moses brought his beautiful partner and two children Nyah Moses and Brentley Moses on the pitch as his joined his team mates to celebrate the trophy. Meanwhile, Super Eagles winger Victor Moses has been hailed by The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) after he helped Chelsea to win this season’s English Premier League title, reports AOIFootball.com. Moses, 26, was instrumental in Chelsea’s title winning season as he featured in 34 league games for the new champions, starting 29 times, scoring 3 goals with 2 assists. The blues wrapped up in style as they notched up their 30th league win in one ...
Sunderland Relegated From Premier League 
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Sunderland Relegated From Premier League 

Sunderland‘s 10-year stay in the Premier League ended today as Bournemouth scored a late winner at the Stadium of Light. The defeat is Sunderland’s 23rd of the season, which means the Black Cats are relegated from the Premier League.Bournemouth’s Joshua King scored the only goal with just two minutes left, tapping home from Ryan Fraser‘s pass. The Norwegian also came close in the 20th minute but his shot rebounded off the post and crossbar and into the arms of Jordan Pickford. Artur Boruc saved from Jermain Defoe in the first half, and Fabio Borini and George Honeyman in the second, but the Black Cats failed to sustain any real pressure on the Bournemouth goal.
Ibrahimovic Is PFA Fans’ Player Of The Month
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Ibrahimovic Is PFA Fans’ Player Of The Month

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won the PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month award for December. Ibrahimovic, 35, enjoyed an impressive month for United, scoring five goals in six league appearances for the club, including a brace against West Bromwich Albion. The former Sweden international also helped the Red Devils remain unbeaten throughout December, winning five consecutive Premier League games. United are currently enjoying their longest unbeaten run since Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign, having gone 13 games since their last defeat. Ibrahimovic has silenced critics who thought he would be too old to play in the Premier League following his arrival at United last summer and he currently sits joint-second in the Premier League’s top scorer chart with 13 goals for...
DJ Cuppy Talks About Victor Anichebe, Her Boyfriend On Rubbin’ Minds (Video)
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DJ Cuppy Talks About Victor Anichebe, Her Boyfriend On Rubbin’ Minds (Video)

Indeed, Christmas is a season of love! It has also proved to be a season of revelations as billionaire Femi Otedola’s daughter Ifeoluwa aka DJ Cuppy reveals wealthy footballer, Victor Anichebe, as her lover. Though speculations have been rife on this intimate affair, there were no tangible proofs on whether 28-year-old Victor and 24-year-old DJ Cuppy were dating. Victor Anichebe is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Sunderland. Kemiashefonlovehaven reports that DJ Cuppy put paid to rumours when she granted an interview to Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on the TV programme Rubbin’ Minds. She said, “We have been in for well over a year. This is the first time I will talk about him. I am really happy, really happy and its refreshing to be with someo...
Moses Bags Another Award
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Moses Bags Another Award

Chelsea’s Victor Moses has been named the English Premier League African Player of the Month of November by organisers New African Soccer, AfricanFootball.com reports. The Super Eagles winger edged Kenya’s Victor Wanyama of Tottenham and fellow Nigerian Victor Anichebe of Sunderland to win a second straight award in two consecutive months. Moses has flourished in a new right wing-back role under Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and has been instrumental in his team being top of the Premier League. New African Soccer in a statement, congratulated the Nigeria winger but also mentioned the competitiveness of the November award, especially in the votes. ‘Victor Wanyama, also a one-time winner of the award, put up a strong showing and this was rightly justified, considering his role in...

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