Tuesday, January 18

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Rafael Benitez’s Possible Replacement at Everton revealed
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Rafael Benitez’s Possible Replacement at Everton revealed

Former Everton manager, Roberto Martinez’s possible replacement at Goodison Park has been revealed. Benitez was sacked by Everton on Sunday following their 2-1 defeat to Norwich City in a Premier League tie on Saturday Everton’s last victory in the league was in September, being one of the reasons Benitez was relieved of his duties at Goodison Park. According to ESPN, Belgium manager, Roberto Martínez, is the leading candidate to take over following the sacking of Benitez, a former Liverpool and Chelsea coach. Martinez coached Everton in the past from 2013 to 2016. The 48-year-old also managed Wigan Athletic and Swansea City in the past.
Why I didn’t do well at Everton – Rafa Benitez
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Why I didn’t do well at Everton – Rafa Benitez

Rafael Benitez has given reasons for his failure to do well at Everton. The Spaniard was sacked by Everton on Sunday after recording just seven wins in 22 Premier League games. Everton’s last victory in the league was since September, being one of the reasons he was relieved of his duties at Goodison Park. The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss said he did not know the magnitude of the task when he was appointed Everton manager. On why he accepted the Everton job despite having managed their city arch rivals, Liverpool, Benitez said it was due to his love for the city of Merseyside. “From the very first day, my staff and myself worked as we always do, with commitment and full dedication, we didn’t only have to get results, but we also had to win over people’s hearts,” the S...
Guardiola names one team Man City didn’t deserve to win
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Guardiola names one team Man City didn’t deserve to win

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has said his side does not deserve to beat Arsenal in their Premier League game last week. Manchester City defeated Chelsea on Saturday to move 13 points clear at the top of the table; Pep Guardiola insisted that his team worked hard to deserve the victory. Guardiola also recognised the significance of Manchester City’s 1-0 victory over Thomas Tuchel’s men but reiterated the title could not be won in January. Kevin De Bruyne struck with 20 minutes remaining at the Etihad to earn champions City a hard-fought victory. “But in January no one is champion. We can think about Chelsea, and Liverpool have games in hand. If they win it will be eight points and eight points in January is nothing,” the City boss told BT Sport. “I want to win games ...
It’s no longer in my hands – Top Premier League boss speaks on being sacked
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It’s no longer in my hands – Top Premier League boss speaks on being sacked

One of the most experienced managers in the English top-flight, Rafa Benitez, has said his future as Everton boss is no longer in his hands. Norwich entered the Premier League survival hopes with a 2-1 victory over Everton on Saturday heaping more pressure on Benitez. Michael Keane’s own goal in the 16th minute and Adam Idah’s strike two minutes later got Norwich ahead while Recharlison came off the bench to score a consolidation goal for the visitors. The Toffees boss is now under pressure following the latest setback with Everton, having won just one of 13 league games. Asked if he is fearful of being sacked given Everton’s record under majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri when it comes to hiring and firing, Benitez told Sky Sports, “I’m a professional and I have enough exp...
AFCON 2021: I don’t care if I fail to score in the tournament – Awoniyi
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AFCON 2021: I don’t care if I fail to score in the tournament – Awoniyi

Super Eagles frontman, Taiwo Awoniyi, has said that it does not really matter to him whether he scores a goal or not in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Awoniyi, who fired blank in Super Eagles 1-0 win over Egypt in their first Group D clash, said what matters to him is a victory for the team. The 24-year-old, who is in top form for his Ferman club side, Union Berlin, made his senior debut against Central African Republic in Lagos. “I stand to be corrected but when it comes to the national team the question of whether you scored or not most media need to stop it because we are here to represent the country, it doesn’t matter who scored,” he told the Super Eagles media team after Wednesday’s training ahead of Saturday’s clash with Sudan. “For me, I am happy with ...
Ralf Rangnick names player to captain Manchester United in few years’ time
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Ralf Rangnick names player to captain Manchester United in few years’ time

Manchester United interim boss, Ralf Rangnick has identified Scott McTominay to captain the club in a few years’ time. Rangnick said this following McTominay’s impressive display in Man United’s FA Cup third round 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Monday night. The German believes McTominay has what it takes to be captain of Man United in the next couple of years. McTominay delivered a man-of-the-match display against Aston Villa as he scored the only goal of the encounter to send Man United into the FA Cup fourth round. His header past Emi Martinez after connecting with Fred’s cross in the first half during the tie. “He’s an academy boy, his energy is amazing,” Rangnick said at his post-match press conference. “He now also starts scoring goals and also with some leadersh...
Manchester United: Rangnick reveals conversation with Ronaldo, gives update on Sancho, Jones
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Manchester United: Rangnick reveals conversation with Ronaldo, gives update on Sancho, Jones

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has revealed his conversation with Cristiano Ronaldo as his team eliminated Aston Villa from the FA Cup third-round tie on Monday. Rangnick also provided the latest update on Jadon Sancho and Phil Jones. Recall that Ronaldo, Sancho and Jones missed Man United’s FA Cup 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford. “I would not say they are injured, but they have muscular problems,” Rangnick told MUTV of Jones, Sancho and Ronaldo. “I spoke to Cristiano [Ronaldo] yesterday before training and he said he’d had some problems for the last couple of days, spine minor problems and in the end, we decided it would make more sense not to take any risks in a cup game that could last 120 minutes. “With Phil Jones, he is having some minor...
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Onana calls on Cameroon improvement despite opening Afcon triumph

The Ajax goalkeeper has demanded improvement from his teammates, despite their victory over Burkina Faso Andre Onana is delighted with Cameroon’s opening triumph over Burkina Faso at the Africa Cup of Nations, but has called on the Indomitable Lions to improve after their unconvincing showing against the Stallions. The Afcon hosts required a pair of Vincent Aboubakar penalties to defeat Burkina Faso 2-1 on Sunday, having initially fallen behind to Gustavo Sangare’s volleyed goal. Despite the victory, the hosts were less than convincing—looking nervy, jittery and rash—as they struggled to manage the emotion of the occasion.
FA Cup: Three EPL clubs eliminated
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FA Cup: Three EPL clubs eliminated

At least four Premier League clubs have been eliminated from this year’s FA Cup. This follows a number of shock results in the third round ties played on Saturday. Newcastle United suffered an embarrassing 1-0 home defeat by third-tier Cambridge United. Joe Ironside netted a second-half goal and goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov made a series of superb saves to seal a famous victory at St James’ Park. Burnley were another Premier League casualty, as they lost 2-1 to Huddersfield Town. The visitors came from a goal down to win late on through Matty Pearson’s 87th-minute header from a corner. Jay Rodriguez’s header had given Sean Dyche’s men the lead, but Josh Koroma equalized in the 74th minute. Leicester, who are the current holders of the cup, saw off Watford 4-1, with goals by...
Former Chelsea player, Jimmy Smith is dead
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Former Chelsea player, Jimmy Smith is dead

Former Chelsea winger, Jimmy Smith, is dead at the age of 91. Chelsea announced his death in a statement on their official website on Friday evening ahead of their FA Cup tie with Chesterfield on Saturday. The statement read in part, “Chelsea Football Club is greatly saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Jimmy Smith at the age of 91. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. “A Sheffield-born winger, Jimmy joined Chelsea from the army in 1951 and made 23 appearances, scoring three times. “His debut came in a local derby at Stamford Bridge in September 1951 when we beat Fulham 2-1, with Jimmy joined in the attack that day by goalscorers Roy Bentley and namesake Bobby Smith. “He scored himself in his second and third games, another 2-1 home v...
Why we defeated Man United at Old Trafford – Wolves boss, Bruno Lage
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Why we defeated Man United at Old Trafford – Wolves boss, Bruno Lage

Wolves manager, Bruno Lage has explained how his side were able to beat Manchester United and got their first ever victory at Old Trafford on Monday night. Wolves defeated a struggling Manchester United side devoid of ideas and cohesion with Joao Moutinho scoring in the 82nd minute after Lage’s side had shown a dominant performance from the blast of the whistle. It was Manchester United’s first defeat since Ralf Rangnick took over despite their not-too-good performances so far. “The most important thing is the way we played this game against this team. I think we prepared well for the game and I give a lot of compliments to my players to come here and play in our way,” Lage told Sky Sports. “The first half was very good, we controlled everything, we created a lot of chances...
Late Moutinho strike sees Wolves beat disjointed Man Utd
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Late Moutinho strike sees Wolves beat disjointed Man Utd

Joao Moutinho's late strike saw Wolves win their first league game at Old Trafford in almost 42 years, beating a disjointed Manchester United 1-0 in the Premier League. Wolves' last league victory at Old Trafford came in February 1980, and they should have been ahead at half-time. They registered 15 shots to Man Utd's four in the first half - the first team to have more attempts than United at home since Liverpool in December 2018. But Bruno Lage's side had scored just one goal in their previous six Premier League games, so it was no surprise that the half ended goalless, despite early saves from David de Gea to keep Daniel Podence and Ruben Neves at bay. Man Utd were better after the break and the introduction of Bruno Fernandes improved them further. He struck the crossbar i...
He’s playing within himself – Thierry Henry slams Man Utd star
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He’s playing within himself – Thierry Henry slams Man Utd star

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has hit out at Jadon Sancho following Manchester United’s Premier League 3-1 victory over Burnley on Thursday night. Henry said Sancho was ‘playing within himself’ during the encounter as the England international forced a Burnley own goal during the tie. The former Barcelona striker criticized Sancho, a £73million, who is yet to really impress at the Red Devils. Man United defeated Burnley at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Scott McTominay, Ben Mee (OG) and Cristiano Ronaldo. In the studio as an analyst for Amazon Prime, Henry said: “Those are the types of players you want to watch, but he [Sancho] is playing within himself. “When you are in a one-on-one, you should take a player on. But it was Luke Shaw who was forcing him to take on those...
Ronaldo reacts to Manchester United’s 3-1 victory over Burnley
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Ronaldo reacts to Manchester United’s 3-1 victory over Burnley

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to his side’s Premier League 3-1 win over Burnley on Thursday night. In a post via his Instagram account after the game, Ronaldo expressed happiness following Man United’s win over Burnley. The Portugal captain described the victory as great and the best way to end the year. “Best way to end the year! Great victory #MUFC,” Ronaldo wrote. Man United defeated Burnley 3-1 at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Scott McTominay, Ben Mee (OG) and Cristiano Ronaldo. Aaron Lennon did score for the visitors. The result means Man United are now in the 6th position on the log with 31 points from 18 games. Man United’s next Premier League game is Wolves on Monday.
Pep Guardiola names 3 teams that could defeat Man City after 1-0 win over Brentford
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Pep Guardiola names 3 teams that could defeat Man City after 1-0 win over Brentford

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has identified Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal as one of the top teams in the Premier League right now. Guardiola said this following Man City’s Premier League 1-0 victory over Brentford on Wednesday night. Man City defeated Brentford, thanks to Phil Foden’s first-half goal. Asked whether Manchester City were in control of the title race, Guardiola told Amazon Prime: “There are 54 points to play for. It is not expected to have this distance for eight and nine, but Liverpool play one game less. “But it is 54 points. In December, no one is champion. We are going to lose games. I see in my mind Arsenal, Chelsea, Southampton coming. “54 points to play… 54.” He added, “We have a game in London against Arsenal, maybe one of the top teams right no...
Chelsea’s squad to face Brighton at Stamford Bridge revealed
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Chelsea’s squad to face Brighton at Stamford Bridge revealed

Chelsea’s squad to face Brighton in today’s Premier League tie at Stamford Bridge has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 21-man squad to tackle Brighton at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa in their last Premier League tie. Tuchel’s side is currently in the third position on the Premier League table with 41 points from 19 games. Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli. Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Malang Sarr, Trevoh Chalobah, Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta, Reece James. Midfielders: Mateo Kovacic, Saul Niguez, Jorginho, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech. Forwards: Christian Pulisi...
Major blow for Tuchel with two Chelsea players injured during Aston Villa win
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Major blow for Tuchel with two Chelsea players injured during Aston Villa win

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante both picked up injuries during their 3-1 victory at Aston Villa on Sunday. Tuchel is already without Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Although goals from Jorginho (2) and Romelu Lukaku sealed three points for the Blues at Villa Park, they were left to rue more injuries to their squad. Silva pulled up in the 52nd minute with a hamstring problem, while Kante suffered a recurrence of a knee injury. When asked whether the duo will likely miss Chelsea’s next match with Brighton, Tuchel told reporters: “I guess so. It is only two days [away] so from today until Wednesday, it is a very short time. “N’Golo is very painful in exactly the same spot where he had his injury v...
EPL fixtures: Ralf Rangnick disagrees with Liverpool’s Klopp
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EPL fixtures: Ralf Rangnick disagrees with Liverpool’s Klopp

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has disagreed with his Liverpool counterpart, Jurgen Klopp, after the latter’s latest angry rant about the festive period Premier League fixtures pile-up in England. Klopp shared his fury about the congested Premier League fixtures between Christmas and New Year following his side’s Carabao Cup victory over Leicester City on Wednesday night. The Reds boss told Sky Sports: “The problem is, and will always be, there is no reason for it. I have no problem with the Christmas games; Boxing Day is a wonderful game. Nobody wants to cancel that. “Just 26th and 28th are absolutely impossible; it’s a joke that they still do it. [There is] no problem to play 26th and 29th.” However, speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Man...
LaLiga: I agree, Hazard is back – Ancelotti hails Belgium star after 2-1 win over Athletic
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LaLiga: I agree, Hazard is back – Ancelotti hails Belgium star after 2-1 win over Athletic

Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti has hailed Eden Hazard’s performance in their 2-1 away victory over Athletic Club on Wednesday. Karim Benzema netted twice inside the opening 10 minutes to send Real Madrid on their way to a 2-1 victory. And Ancelotti was impressed by the performance of Hazard who has found life in Madrid exceedingly difficult. Hazard has barely found his best form at any stage since joining the Spanish giants from Chelsea, but did contribute to the victory at San Mames. “I agree, Hazard is back,” Ancelotti explained in his post-match press conference when asked about the Belgian. “Hazard has done well, he fought hard. “The difference is to defend, they [Hazard and Vinicius] understand well what the team has to do in the defensive phase.”
Iliman Ndiaye propels Sheffield United past Kebano’s Fulham
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Iliman Ndiaye propels Sheffield United past Kebano’s Fulham

The midfielder of Senegalese descent was the Blades’ hero in Monday’s league triumph over the Cottagers Sheffield United recorded a 1-0 away victory over Fulham in Monday’s English Championship match with Iliman Ndiaye scoring the only goal. Buoyed by their 2-0 triumph over the Blades in the penultimate game, the Blades travelled to the Craven Cottage with the aspiration of picking all points against the Cottagers – who are unbeaten in their last twelve matches. As it turned out to be a productive outing for the visitors, they took the lead in the third minute through Ndiaye after he was teed up by Oliver Norwood.  
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...
Iliman Ndiaye propels Sheffield United past Kebano’s Fulham
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Iliman Ndiaye propels Sheffield United past Kebano’s Fulham

The midfielder of Senegalese descent was the Blades’ hero in Monday’s league triumph over the Cottagers Sheffield United recorded a 1-0 away victory over Fulham in Monday’s English Championship match with Iliman Ndiaye scoring the only goal. Buoyed by their 2-0 triumph over the Blades in the penultimate game, the Blades travelled to the Craven Cottage with the aspiration of picking all points against the Cottagers – who are unbeaten in their last twelve matches. As it turned out to be a productive outing for the visitors, they took the lead in the third minute through Ndiaye after he was teed up by Oliver Norwood.  
Xavi names Five Players who are Future of Barcelona
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Xavi names Five Players who are Future of Barcelona

Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez, has named five players who are the future of the club. The former Spain midfielder picked out Gavi, Nico, Abde Ezzalzouli, Ronald Araujo and Alejandro Balde, following their 3-2 win over Elche on Saturday. The victory moved Barca up to seventh place on the LaLiga table. Players still technically registered with the B team scored all three goals against Elche. Ferran Jutgla, 22, opened the scoring at the Nou Camp with Gavi, 17, scoring the second goal and then setting up the winner for Nico, 19. “You can only take your hat off for that performance from Gavi. It’s spectacular how he plays. “Along with Nico, Abde [Ezzalzouli], [Ronald] Araujo, [Alejandro] Balde, they’re the future of the club. “I played here when I was 18...
Again, Aubameyang missing as Arteta announces Arsenal’s squad against Leeds United
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Again, Aubameyang missing as Arteta announces Arsenal’s squad against Leeds United

Arsenal’s squad to face Leeds United in today’s English Premier League, EPL, tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has named a 24-man squad to tackle Leeds and excluded striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the list. Aubameyang has missed Arsenal’s last two games against Southampton and West Ham, respectively, due to a ‘disciplinary breach’. Arsenal head to the game following a 2-0 victory over West Ham United in their last game. Arteta’s men are currently in the 4th position on the Premier League table with 29 points from 17 games. Below is Arsenal’s full squad against Leeds United: Goalkeeper: Aaron Ramsdale, Arthur Okonkwo Defenders: Kieran Tierney, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Takehiro Tom...
Salah finally equals Jamie Vardy’s record
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Salah finally equals Jamie Vardy’s record

Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah has finally equalled Leicester City striker Jamie Verdy’s Premier League record after scoring a goal in his side’s 3-1 victory over Newcastle United on Thursday. Salah scored his 15th Premier League goal of the season as Liverpool defeated Newcastle at Anfield. His contribution means he has either scored or assisted a goal in 15 consecutive league appearances, equaling Vardy’s record of 15 games. Vardy achieved the feat between August and December 2015. After a 1-1 draw in 21 minutes during the encounter, Salah gave Jurgen Klopp’s side a 2-1 lead in the 25 minutes before Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a late goal to seal the victory for Liverpool. Salah will now hope to surpass Vardy’s record when Liverpool tackle Tottenham on Sunday in their ne...
Nick Cannon Explains why he did not allow Late Son to be treated with Chemo
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Nick Cannon Explains why he did not allow Late Son to be treated with Chemo

American TV personality and actor, Nick Cannon has explained why he didn't allow his son Zen, to be treated through chemotherapy before his death last week. Cannon who suffers from lupus and has taken a chemo drug to treat it, said he didn’t want to prolong the baby’s cancer suffering. He noted that he decided to focus on Zen’s quality of life rather than any invasive treatments, even though the procedure may have prolonged the child’s life for a while. The actor told People magazine on Thursday December 16; “We started asking, ‘Is there a way to prevent this? If not, how long do we have?' “The conversations quickly turned to, ‘How can we give him the best life for the time that he does have?’ It could be weeks, it could be months, it could be years.” Cannon who welcomed th...
Lineker, Morgan, Seaman React to Arsenal’s 2-0 Victory over West Ham
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Lineker, Morgan, Seaman React to Arsenal’s 2-0 Victory over West Ham

Gary Lineker, Piers Morgan and David Seaman have all reacted to Arsenal’s Premier League 2-0 victory over West Ham United on Wednesday night. Two goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe ensured Arsenal defeated West Ham at the Emirates Stadium. The result against West Ham means Mikel Arteta’s side are now in fourth position on the Premier League table with 29 points from 17 games. Reacting, Lineker, a former Barcelona star, wrote on Twitter: “A second and decisive goal for Arsenal. I reckon Aubameyang might just have got Christmas off.” Similarly, Morgan, an Arsenal fan and ace broadcaster, wrote on Twitter after the match: “Excellent 2-0 win over a good West Ham side. Lacazette and Saka superb.” On his part, Seaman, a former Arsenal goalkeeper, tw...
Tyson Fury included on BBC SPOTY shortlist despite legal threat
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Tyson Fury included on BBC SPOTY shortlist despite legal threat

Tyson Fury has been named on the shortlist for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award despite threatening to sue the broadcaster if they nominate him for the award. The broadcaster has ignored his warning, however, as they announced their shortlist on Monday. Tennis star and US Open winner Emma Raducanu is the odds-on favourite to lift the trophy. Tom Daley, Adam Peaty, Raheem Sterling and Dame Sarah Storey are also on the shortlist. Fury has had a long-running battle with the broadcaster which began in 2015 following his first world title victory over Wladimir Klitschko. He caused controversy that year following a string of homophobic and sexist comments with a petition demanding his removal from the SPOTY shortlist attracting more than 140,000 signatures. Fury, u...
Leicester thrash Newcastle 4-0
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Leicester thrash Newcastle 4-0

Leicester left Newcastle still rooted in the Premier League relegation zone with a 4-0 thrashing of the Magpies on Sunday, while West Ham’s Champions League ambitions were dented by a 0-0 draw at Burnley. Despite being hit by a coronavirus outbreak that left Brendan Rodgers without seven players, the Foxes gave Eddie Howe another reminder of the task he faces to keep Newcastle in the top flight as Youri Tielemans struck twice at the King Power. Howe will be able to call on the resources of the Saudi sovereign wealth fund in the January transfer window and results elsewhere this weekend mean they remain just three points adrift of safety. But Newcastle face Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United in their next three games and, on this form, will be lucky to escape that...
Gallagher stars as Palace see off Everton
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Gallagher stars as Palace see off Everton

Conor Gallagher produced two sensational finishes to fire Crystal Palace to a 3-1 victory against Everton in the Premier League. Everton went into the game on a high after their late victory against Arsenal on Monday Night Football, ending their own run of seven Premier League games without a victory. But they struggled to find any sustained rhythm in the first half and went behind late on as Gallagher (41) fired home his fifth Premier League goal of the season. There was no marked improvement after the break as Palace continued to create the better chances - Gallagher twice going close shortly after the restart. There was an unlikely source for the Eagles' second too as James Tomkins (62) turned home at the back post after Everton failed to clear Will ...
Jorginho penalties punish Leeds in thriller
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Jorginho penalties punish Leeds in thriller

Jorginho scored two penalties – the second in injury-time – to nab Chelsea an important and dramatic 3-2 win over a spirited Leeds. The victory leaves Chelsea in third but just two points behind Manchester City at the top of the table After conceding six goals in their last two games, Chelsea's defence were breached again when Raphinha netted from the penalty spot on 28 minutes following a challenge on Dan James by Marcos Alonso Thomas Tuchel's side looked nervous as they staged a response, but Mason Mount scored what looked a crucial equaliser just before the break when turning home Alonso's cross. They were ahead on 58 minutes when Jorginho converted from the penalty after a VAR review had deemed Raphinha's challenge on Antonio Rudiger a foul that was originally missed by r...
Paul Merson predicts Norwich vs Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, other games
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Paul Merson predicts Norwich vs Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, other games

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson has predicted some of the Premier League match-day 16 fixtures. Chelsea will host Leeds United on Saturday evening at Stamford Bridge, while Liverpool will tackle Aston Villa at Anfield. Norwich City will face Manchester United at home on Saturday evening, while Arsenal will clash with Southampton at Emirates Stadium. Manchester City will host Wolves on Saturday afternoon at Etihad. Providing his predictions, Merson told Sportskeeda: “I don’t see Wolves scoring a single goal against Manchester City. They can hold on for quite a bit and have been tight at the back, but they just aren’t able to find the back of the net. I thought Wolves did very well against Liverpool last week, but they’ve got to take their chances when they push forward. “I’m go...
Barcelona eliminated from Champions League group stage for first time in 21 years
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Barcelona eliminated from Champions League group stage for first time in 21 years

Benfica's victory over Dynamo Kyiv means that the Blaugrana will have to settle for the Europa League after the new year Barcelona signed off on their worst Champions League campaign in two decades on Wednesday, as another comprehensive defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich sealed elimination at the group stage. The Catalans went into their final game battling Benfica for the second qualifying spot in Group E and knowing they might well need to chase a result in the Allianz Arena. But Bayern barely broke sweat in taking apart Xavi's men, while the Portuguese side took the necessary three points to send them to the last 16 as runners-up behind Bayern.  
Don’t be an enemy of democracy, sign the amended electoral law – Moghalu to Buhari
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Don’t be an enemy of democracy, sign the amended electoral law – Moghalu to Buhari

Former presidential candidate and chieftain of the African Democratic Party (ADC), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has expressed worries over the delay in presidential assent to the amended electoral law of Nigeria. Moghalu re-echoed calls already made to President Buhari to sign the amended electoral law aimed at deepening democracy in the country especially ensuring transparency in the conduct of elections in the country. DAILY POST reports that the amended electoral law of Nigeria provides for electronic voting and the electronic transmission of results. According to the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in a statement forwarded to DAILY POST which partly said, “His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, let me say to you sir, as a citizen of Nigeria wit...
Deontay Wilder Makes Fresh Retirement Comments after Tyson Fury Trilogy Defeat
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Deontay Wilder Makes Fresh Retirement Comments after Tyson Fury Trilogy Defeat

Deontay Wilder has suggested he's considering retirement from boxing following defeat to Tyson Fury in their trilogy bout. Fury returned from retirement to face the Bronze Bomber, who was undefeated prior to facing the Manchester fighter, with the first contest ending in a controversial draw. The Gypsy King later secured WBC heavyweight belt following his victory in their first rematch before making it back-to-back wins in October when he won the trilogy bout in Las Vegas. That leaves Fury as the only man to defeat Wilder during his career. Wilder has now  hinted that he could hang up his gloves in order to pursue other endeavors. "It's mixed feelings because ultimately I have accomplished all my goals in this sport. I told my daughter when she was one-year-old that I'd ...
Tyson Fury Ordered to Defend his World Heavyweight title against Mandatory Challenger Dillian Whyte
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Tyson Fury Ordered to Defend his World Heavyweight title against Mandatory Challenger Dillian Whyte

Tyson Fury has been ordered to defend his world heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte with talks now ongoing. The WBC on Tuesday ordered Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) to begin a negotiating period to defend his belt against Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs), with the fight expected to take place in late February or early March, probably under the roof of Cardiff's Principality Stadium. "The WBC hereby orders the start of the free negotiations period pursuant to the WBC Rules & Regulations for the mandatory bout between WBC World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury and Mandatory Challenger and WBC Interim World Champion Dillian Whyte. pic.twitter.com/XFugoKHrQM — World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) December 7, 2021 Fury last defeated Deontay Wilder wi...
Gary Neville reveals Man United only target this season, rules out Premier League title
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Gary Neville reveals Man United only target this season, rules out Premier League title

Manchester United hero, Gary Neville has insisted that a top four finish and a trophy this season would be deemed a ‘great success’ for the Red Devils. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being sacked and Ralf Rangnick appointed for six months, United fans are hoping the second half of this campaign will be much better. Manchester United returned to sixth position in the league table with 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in Rangnick’s first match on Sunday which proved a good start. “I think if you are being sensible then top four is the target,” Neville told Sky Sports. “What has happened already this season means they cannot win the league. I don’t think they are good enough anyway. “But I think they can certainly have a good season and finish in the top four. It would be incredibl...
Liverpool matchwinner Origi enjoyed ‘beautiful night’ at AC Milan
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Liverpool matchwinner Origi enjoyed ‘beautiful night’ at AC Milan

Liverpool striker Divock Origi was delighted to prove the matchwinner in their Champions League triumph at AC Milan.   The Reds completed a perfect group-stage campaign with a sixth victory as strikes by Mohamed Salah and then Origi – with a precise reaction header – overturned a first-half deficit at the iconic San Siro. “It was a beautiful night. We enjoyed it," said Origi, who was named UEFA's Player of the Match. “I think as a team we played very well. We all wanted to play our best game, playing in San Siro – a beautiful stadium, a historical stadium – against a very strong team. That's what we live for. “We tried to give our best and, in the end, being able to win 2-1, for us is the best thing." Origi was named in the starting XI by Jürgen Klopp three days on...
Buhari was a Product of Southern Arrangement Made in 2015 and not North’s Candidate — Northern Groups
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Buhari was a Product of Southern Arrangement Made in 2015 and not North’s Candidate — Northern Groups

Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has described President Muhammadu as a product of "Southern arrangement" made in 2015. The coalition in a statement released by its spokesperson Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, stated that President Buhari was not the candidate for the North in 2015 and was presented by Southern politicians in 2015 as an alternative to former President Goodluck Jonathan. They added that Buhari was packaged by southern political forces right from the merger that produced All Progressives Congress (APC) to his victory at the primaries. According to the CNG, the North was being terrorised by insurgents at that time and it had no option but to accept Buhari. Suleiman who admitted that Buhari's administration appointed more northerners into critical positions than southe...
Ugochukwu scores first senior goal as Rennes trounce St. Etienne
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Ugochukwu scores first senior goal as Rennes trounce St. Etienne

The French youth international of Nigerian descent scored his first goal for the Rennais in their victory over the Greens Lesley Ugochukwu scored his maiden goal for Rennes senior team as they walloped St. Etienne 5-0 in Sunday’s Ligue 1 fixture. Making his third appearance for the Rennais in the 2021-22 campaign, the 17-year-old came off the bench to score his team’s fifth goal in the Greens rout. Heading into the encounter staged at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, the visitors were hoping to bounce back from their 2-1 home defeat to Lille their last time out.  
Victory on home soil: Enyimba claim early Confederation Cup advantage over Al-Ittihad
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Victory on home soil: Enyimba claim early Confederation Cup advantage over Al-Ittihad

Two goals in the first half saw the Nigerian side put themselves in a good position to progress to the group stage   Enyimba claimed a 2-0 victory over Libyan side Al-Ittihad on Sunday as both sides seek to secure a spot in the group stage of the Caf Confederation Cup. Both sides came into the match on a good run of form, with the hosts unbeaten in their last eight outings while the visitors had suffered only one loss from their last ten games. The prelude to the game saw some controversy after the first leg was postponed due to issues off the pitch last week. Due to a covid-19 protocol, Enyimba were denied entry into Tunisia, which was the venue for Al-Ittihad’s adopted home ground.
‘Future Ballon d’Or winner’ Vinicius’ form elates social media fans
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‘Future Ballon d’Or winner’ Vinicius’ form elates social media fans

The reborn Brazilian winger is in fine form at the moment, prompting positive reaction from fans on social media Vinicius Jr displayed an immaculate bit of skill to leave Mikel Oyarzabal dazed during Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad on Saturday. The 21-year-old, who has been in fine form this season, channelled his Favela boy origins to stun Oyarzabal, delight his supporters, neutral fans, and even leave some Real Sociedad fans impressed. Vinicius, who was in the sights of Oyarzabal, received the ball from right-back Ferland Mendy and left the onrushing Sociedad player completely stranded with only his first touch.  
Usain Bolt, Peter Schmeichel, others react to Man United’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace
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Usain Bolt, Peter Schmeichel, others react to Man United’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace

Former sprint king, Usain Bolt, has reacted to Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday. DAILY POST reports that Man United defeated Crystal Palace at Old Trafford following Fred’s second-half goal to give Ralf Rangnick’s side all three points against the visitors. Reacting, Bolt, a die-hard fan, took to his Twitter handle to express happiness over Man United’s win over Palace. Bolt wrote: “A lot of positives to take away from today’s game @ManUtd.” Similarly, Peter Schmeichel, a former Manchester United goalkeeper, heaped praise on Fred for scoring the only goal of the encounter. Schmeichel posted on Twitter: “My man Fred @ManUtd.” On his part, former Stoke City defender, Danny Higginbotham, tweeted, “Definite shift in style f...
Fred fires Rangnick to debut Man Utd win
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Fred fires Rangnick to debut Man Utd win

Ralf Rangnick's reign at Manchester United got off to a winning start as Fred's late winner overcame a stubborn Crystal Palace 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday. Rangnick looked set to endure a frustrating first outing as United interim manager as Palace weathered an early onslaught before staging another dogged defensive display at a ground where they were unbeaten in their previous two visits. But the Eagles' resistance was broken 13 minutes from time when Fred curled his second Premier League goal of the season into the top corner of the Palace net with his unfavoured right boot. For Palace, Fred's winner was compounded by the fact it came less than two minutes after Jordan Ayew had squandered their best of securing a victory at Old Trafford for the second successive season. ...
Paul Cook Sacked by Ipswich after nine months in charge
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Paul Cook Sacked by Ipswich after nine months in charge

Ipswich have sacked manager Paul Cook following Saturday's goalless draw at home to League Two side Barrow in the FA Cup. The result means Ipswich have won just two of their last nine matches in all competitions, while they have one victory from four in their most recent League One fixtures.   Ipswich are currently 11th in the table, seven points behind MK Dons - who occupy the final play-off spot - and 11 points behind leaders Rotherham. Mark Ashton, Ipswich's chief executive, told the club's website: "Firstly, we would like to thank Paul and his team for their efforts in what has been a difficult transition period for everyone. "I know how much Paul wanted to succeed at this club. However, following discussions with the board, we have decided a change is needed for ...
Chelsea’s defeat not important to us – Jurgen Klopp
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Chelsea’s defeat not important to us – Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has reacted to Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday. The German says the defeat suffered by Thomas Tuchel’s side is ‘not important to the Reds. Liverpool had to wait until the last minutes before securing a 1-0 victory over Wolves on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s side were on course for a stalemate before second-half substitute, Divock Origi popped up in injury time to secure a 1-0 victory. Chelsea had during the launch time kick off squandered a lead on two occasions as they fell 3-2 to David Moyes’ stubborn West Ham side in the west London derby. Liverpool have now leapfrogged the Blues with a point in the Premier League title race while Manchester City climbed to the top after a 3-1 win against Watford but Klopp is a...
‘It was his game, he could be Divock Origi – Klopp full of praise for ‘top striker’ after another last-gasp goal
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‘It was his game, he could be Divock Origi – Klopp full of praise for ‘top striker’ after another last-gasp goal

The forward came off the bench to score the winner in the 95th minute on Saturday Liverpool striker Divock Origi praised his side's never-say-die attitude after helping them clinch victory over Wolves with a last-gasp strike on Saturday. The forward came off the bench to score the only goal of the game at Molineux Stadium, finally breaking the hosts' stubborn resistance. Victory put the Reds briefly top of the Premier League after rivals Chelsea were defeated by West Ham, though Manchester City's win later in the evening sent Pep Guardiola's side past them.  
Salah: Liverpool star has contributed to a goal in 13 Premier League games in a row
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Salah: Liverpool star has contributed to a goal in 13 Premier League games in a row

The Egypt international’s impact against Wolves heightened his importance to Jurgen Klopp’s team as well as extended his awe-inspiring mark Mohamed Salah improved on his awe-inspiring Premier League mark as Liverpool snatched a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. With the tension-soaked encounter staged at Molineux Stadium seeming destined for a draw, the Egypt international produced a moment of magic to set up super-sub Divock Origi for a last-gasp effort. As a result of that, the former AS Roma star has either scored or assisted a goal in each of his last 13 appearances in the English elite division.
‘Liverpool keep believing, keep going’ – Origi says club ‘values’ lifted Reds against Wolves
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‘Liverpool keep believing, keep going’ – Origi says club ‘values’ lifted Reds against Wolves

The forward came off the bench to score the winner in the 95th minute on Saturday Liverpool striker Divock Origi praised his side's never-say-die attitude after helping them clinch victory over Wolves with a last-gasp strike on Saturday. The forward came off the bench to score the only goal of the game at Molineux Stadium, finally breaking the hosts' stubborn resistance. Victory put the Reds at least briefly top of the Premier League after rivals Chelsea were defeated by West Ham.  
World’s oldest Test cricketer, Eileen Ash, dies at 110
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World’s oldest Test cricketer, Eileen Ash, dies at 110

Eileen Ash, the oldest-ever Test cricketer, has died at the age of 110, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Saturday. Ash, a right-arm seam bowler, who made her Test debut against Australia in 1937, represented England seven times either side of World War II, retiring in 1949. She worked with British intelligence during the war and played golf until the age of 98. Ash was honoured by being chosen to ring the bell at Lord’s before England Women’s victory in the 2017 World Cup final. ECB managing director of women’s cricket Clare Connor said: “Our sport owes so much to its pioneers and Eileen was one of them. I am deeply sad to be saying goodbye to her today. “(England captain) Heather (Knight) and I went to visit Eileen about six months before the 2017 Women’s ...

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