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Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Leicester City 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal
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Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Leicester City 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal

  Brendan Rodgers has reacted to Leicester City’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. Leicester took the lead early at the King Power Stadium after Youri Tielemans fired the home side ahead with a clinical finish after some poor defending from Arsenal. But goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty and Nicolas Pepe ensured that Mikel Arteta’s went home with all 3 points. Speaking on his team’s performance, Rodgers told a post-match press conference, “I credit the players. We’ve got a number of injuries, we’ve had injuries in the game. “But the spirit and the mentality… they keep going, they keep fighting and that’s what we’ll do right until the very end of the season.” Asked what he would have changed about the game, Rodgers replied: ...
Ian Wright Rejects Penalty Call Against Ndidi in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal
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Ian Wright Rejects Penalty Call Against Ndidi in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal

  Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has given his verdict on the first penalty call against Wilfred Ndidi in Leicester City 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. Referee Paul Tierney had adjudged Ndidi to have brought down Pepe in the box and awarded a penalty but after the video assistant referee’s check the decision was changed to a freekick outside the box Wright, however, believes that both VAR and Tierney were wrong insisting that Ndidi did not make contact with the Ivory Coast winger. Arsenal beat Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday with goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolás Pepé for the Gunners after Youri Tielemans had opened the scoring for the home team. Kelechi Iheanacho, playing in a number 10 role, went the distance along ...
Bayern Munich Angry after Golden Eaglets Thrashed Their Academy 5-1
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Bayern Munich Angry after Golden Eaglets Thrashed Their Academy 5-1

  Bayern Munich have reportedly been left fuming after the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria thrashed a team purportedly representing them (Bayern) 5-1 in a friendly, according to Score Nigeria. Angry officials of the World Club Cup winner said such an embarrassing defeat was bad for the club’s image. After the first half of the friendly game ended goalless, the second half returned with half a dozen of goals with Ahmed Abdullahi firing in twice for the Golden Eaglets. The Golden Eaglets are putting finishing touches to their preparation for next month’s U17 African Cup of Nations in Morocco. The top official of the German champions said the Bundesliga leaders were not happy that the selection carrying their name were defeated by such a heavy scoreline. They were said to...
Iheanacho Set To Start For Leicester City Against Arsenal
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Iheanacho Set To Start For Leicester City Against Arsenal

Kelechi Iheanacho is back in Leicester City’s squad ahead of the big game against Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Sunday. Iheanacho missed the Europa League defeat to Slavia Prague on Thursday due to due to suspension, but he’s now set to feature against the Gunners. Reports claimed the former Manchester City striker could be handed a starting belt by manager Brenda with James Maddison, Ayoze Perez, Wesley Fofana, Dennis Praet, Wes Morgan, and James Justin all ruled out with injuries. Iheanacho has started only three matches in the premier league for the Foxes this season with his only league goal in the campaign coming against Fulham on the third of February. The Super Eagles attacker has bagged four goals and provided four assists in 20 appearances across all competi...
Chelsea vs Man Utd: I Was in a Dark Place After Losing to Solskjaer – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man Utd: I Was in a Dark Place After Losing to Solskjaer – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat to Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League, left him in a ‘dark place’. In March 2019, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side arrived at the Parc des Princes 2-0 down after a first-leg home defeat and amid an injury crisis. However, they went on to win 3-1 and qualify for the quarter-final. Tuchel faces Solskjaer again with Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, in a match that will have implications in the battle to finish in the top four. “I can be very honest after that match I was two days in a very dark place and I can tell you I was not able to speak to anybody and to think about anything else [other] than this defeat,” Tuchel told reporters ahead of Sunday’s clash. “Th...
Champions League:Lewandowski Becomes Third Top Scorer
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Champions League:Lewandowski Becomes Third Top Scorer

  Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, is now the third top scorer of all time in the Champions League. The Pole pounced on a poor back pass to open scoring in their 4-1 win over Lazio on Tuesday in a last-16 first leg. In doing so, he surpassed former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez in the competition scoring charts. Lewandowski is now only behind Cristiano Ronaldo (134) and Lionel Messi (119). Bayern’s 17-year-old midfielder Jamal Musiala doubled their advantage, making him the youngest English player to score in the competition. Leroy Sane and a Francesco Acerbi own goal stretched the Bundesliga champions’ advantage early in the second half, before Joaquin Correa pulled one back. It was an 18th consecutive match without defeat for Bayern Munich in t...
Lukaku Breaks Silence on ‘God’ Celebration Aimed at Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Lukaku Breaks Silence on ‘God’ Celebration Aimed at Zlatan Ibrahimovic

  Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, has finally reacted to his ‘God’ celebration reportedly ‘aimed’ at AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Recall that tensions between Lukaku and Ibrahimovic have raged since a clash in last month’s Coppa Italia, during which both strikers nearly came to blows. Inter Milan thrashed their rivals AC Milan 3-0 in a Serie A derby clash at San Siro last Sunday and Lukaku scored their third goal. The 27-year-old ran to the corner flag and shouted: “Dio, diooo,” which means God, in reference to Ibrahimovic, who has frequently referred to himself as a ‘God’ throughout his illustrious career. However, the Belgium international has now addressed the drama in a Twitter Q&A with fans on Tuesday night. Lukaku, who remained quiet on what was a...
Neil Lennon Quits as Celtic Manager after Defeat to Ross County Left the club 18 Points Behind Stevie Gerrard’s Ranger
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Neil Lennon Quits as Celtic Manager after Defeat to Ross County Left the club 18 Points Behind Stevie Gerrard’s Ranger

Neil Lennon has resigned as manager of Celtic with the club 18 points behind Scottish Premiership leaders, Rangers. Lennon, who returned to manage Celtic for a second time after Brendan Rodgers moved to Leicester in February 2019, has been under pressure all season before he finally resigned. He apologised for "letting fans down again" after the 1-0 defeat by Ross County on Sunday, left them 18 points behind league's leaders' Ranger In a statement on Wednesday February 24, Lennon said: "We have experienced a difficult season due to so many factors and, of course, it is very frustrating and disappointing that we have not been able to hit the same heights as we did previously. "I have worked as hard as ever to try and turn things around, but unfortunately we have not managed to...
What I Will be Remembered For at Tottenham – Jose Mourinho
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What I Will be Remembered For at Tottenham – Jose Mourinho

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he would be remembered in the club’s history for good reasons and not for bad. Mourinho said this while rubbishing rumours about his future at Tottenham. Speculation about Mourinho’s future increased last Sunday as Tottenham slipped to ninth position on the Premier League table following a 2-1 defeat at West Ham. But the former Chelsea, Manchester United, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid head coach is now confident that he will turn the situation around. Speaking at his press conference on Tuesday ahead of Tottenham’s Europa League last-32 second-leg tie against Wolfsberger on Wednesday night, Mourinho said, “I believe that we will win through and that I will be in Tottenham’s history for the good reasons and not...
Hertha Berlin Coach Calls Arsenal Loanee, Matteo Guendouzi ‘Rebel’
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Hertha Berlin Coach Calls Arsenal Loanee, Matteo Guendouzi ‘Rebel’

  Hertha Berlin manager, Pal Dardai, has branded Arsenal loanee, Matteo Guendouzi, as a “rebel” who needs to work and learn like an animal. Guendouzi is currently on loan at Hertha Berlin from Arsenal after falling out of favour under Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta. “It’s like puberty for him [Guendouzi], he’s kind of a rebel,” Dardai told Bild. “He has to work and learn like an animal.” Guendouzi has so far made 17 appearances for Hertha. He was among the substitutes for their defeat against RB Leipzig last weekend. The 21-year-old did eventually come on for Hertha with just over 20 minutes remaining but almost immediately gifted Leipzig their second goal when he surrendered possession inside his 18-yard box. Dardai added: “In training, I always stop these kin...
Arteta Gives Reasons For Shouting at Arsenal Players During 1-0 Defeat to Man City
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Arteta Gives Reasons For Shouting at Arsenal Players During 1-0 Defeat to Man City

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has explained why he was shouting a lot at his players from the touchline during their 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday. Raheem Sterling’s header in the second minute proved to be the winner at the Emirates Stadium. Speaking after the game, Arteta defended his vocal approach, as Arsenal players struggled to create against City. “Every movement, every detail, every position is key. “The moment we don’t get it, they’re going to exploit it straight away and they are going to make you look like a poor team. “Probably I do it too much. I don’t know, but I think it’s very necessary for them that I give them guidance. I can see from the outside what they are going to do and when you are there at 100mph you lose a second or two and...
Arsenal vs Benfica is a Final For Us – Arteta
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Arsenal vs Benfica is a Final For Us – Arteta

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said this week’s Europa League second-leg clash against Benfica is a “final”. Arteta was speaking to the media, after the Gunners suffered their 11th Premier League defeat of the season to Manchester City on Sunday. Raheem Sterling scored the only goal in a 1-0 win for the league leaders at Emirates Stadium, extending their winning run in all competitions to 18 matches. It is a result which leaves Arteta’s men facing an uphill task in qualifying for next season’s Champions League, as they are 11 points off the top four. The winners of the Europa League will secure automatic entry to the Champions League and Arteta has underlined the importance of that option with the tie finely poised at 1-1 after the first leg. “We have a fin...
Osimhen Collapses, Stretchered Off In Napoli Defeat
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Osimhen Collapses, Stretchered Off In Napoli Defeat

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen was stretchered off in Napoli ’s 4- 2 defeat at Atalanta on Sunday, after he collapsed in the final minute of the encounter. The 21- year- old, who was making his 10th Serie A appearance for Napoli since he joined the club for a record €70m, including add -ons and bonuses , fell awkwardly and bumped the back of his head on the ground. He seemed to lose consciousness and was rushed off on a stretcher to a nearby ambulance as calls were made for oxygen . A Sky Sport Italia pitch -side reporter revealed that Osimhen lost consciousness. “ It ’s not clear what happened . He was down for a while, people thought he was injured, but then the players and staff started calling for oxygen ,” he wrote. “ He was put onto the stretcher and rushed off the fiel...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reacts as Inter Milan Thrash AC Milan
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reacts as Inter Milan Thrash AC Milan

  AC Milan midfielder, Franck Kessie, has disclosed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic told Stefano Pioli’s side that ‘there are still many games to go’ following their 3-0 defeat against Inter Milan on Sunday at San Siro. AC Milan was beaten by their city rivals Inter, thanks to a brace from Lautaro Martinez and a strike from Romelu Lukaku. The result means AC Milan are now four points behind leaders Inter Milan at the top of the Serie A table. Speaking after the game, Kessie told Sky Italia,” “He [Ibrahimovic] told us that football is like this. When you lose, it hurts, but we have to raise our heads to go stronger. There are still many games to go.” AC Milan’s next game is against Crvena zvezda in the Europa League on Thursday. Meanwhile, AC Milan coach, Stefano Pioli, h...
AC Milan vs Inter Milan: What Zlatan Ibrahimovic Told me – Stefano Pioli
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AC Milan vs Inter Milan: What Zlatan Ibrahimovic Told me – Stefano Pioli

  AC Milan coach, Stefano Pioli , has revealed that striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, asked him to substitute him during his side’s Serie A derby 3-0 defeat against Inter Milan on Sunday. Pioli also said that Inter Milan defeated AC Milan because his players struggled to find rhythm, intensity, and quality during the game. A brace from Lautaro Martinez and a strike from Romelu Lukaku gave Inter Milan all three points against Pioli’s side at San Siro. “Ibrahimovic? He asked to be replaced because of a calf cramp,” Pioli said at a post-match press conference after the game. “We will see his condition to see if he can play on Thursday and on Sunday.” He added: “It was very draining to allow a goal after 5 minutes. We struggled to find rhythm, intensity, and quality. Inte...
Wenger Identifies What Liverpool Lacks after 2-0 Defeat to Everton
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Wenger Identifies What Liverpool Lacks after 2-0 Defeat to Everton

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said that Liverpool ‘lack belief in everything they do’. Wenger said this while reacting to Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat against Everton in the Premier League on Saturday. Everton inflicted defeat on Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield for the first time in 22 years as the Reds slipped to their fourth consecutive defeat in the English top-flight league. An early goal from Richarlison and a controversial late penalty from Gylfi Sigurdsson gave Carlo Ancelotti’s men all three points against Liverpool. “They are on a bad run, and this result tonight will deepen a little bit, the doubt they have,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS. “They lack belief in everything they do. It affects you and goes quickly through the ranks, but again tonight, th...
Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady in Women’s Final to Win Australian Open
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Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady in Women’s Final to Win Australian Open

Japan's Naomi Osaka beat America's Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final on Saturday morning, February 20, to win her fourth Grand Slam title. Osaka, 23, won 6-4 6-3 and has the enviable record of being unbeaten in major finals. Osaka won the first set when Brady, made bad errors in the game. Osaka then seized control from that point, going 4-0 ahead in the second set before sealing a deserved victory with the last set. Osaka has now won two Australian Open titles after also triumphing at Melbourne Park in 2019, with her other Grand Slam successes coming at the US Open in 2018 and 2020. Osaka has not suffered a defeat since February 2020 and has won her last 20 matches. "Hello everyone. Firstly I want to congratulate (and then looks to Brady and asks if she ...
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi Need Better Teammates – Wenger
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi Need Better Teammates – Wenger

  Former Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger has said that both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi need better teammates in their respective clubs. The legendary manager noted that both Juventus and Barcelona are overly reliant on the two superstars. While Juventus fell 2-1 to FC Porto in Portugal, Barcelona suffered a 4-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 with both Ronaldo and Messi leading their various teams. Messi fired Barcelona into the lead from the spot-kick, but a Kylian Mbappe-inspired hat-trick sealed a successful comeback for the French side. Speaking on beIN SPORTS, Wenger pointed out that Juventus’ reliant on Ronaldo showed that the “players around him just aren’t good enough. “It’s a problem that [Juve] are only relying on Ro...
Insecurity: Why We Couldn’t Defeat Boko Haram – Ex-Service Chiefs
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Insecurity: Why We Couldn’t Defeat Boko Haram – Ex-Service Chiefs

All the immediate past Service Chiefs who appeared on Thursday for screening as non-career ambassadorial nominees were united in their lamentations for insecurity in the country which got worsened under their watch from November 2015 to January 2021. This is even as the former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt – General Yusuf Tukur Buratai (rtd), declared that it may take Nigeria 20 years for total elimination of Boko Haram insurgency. They were all screened by the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs. First to lament the worsening security situation in the country was the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (rtd), who attributed the problem to the over 1,000 forest reserves in the country not well managed and secured by respective state gover...
Rivaldo Identifies Club Messi Will Join From Barcelona
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Rivaldo Identifies Club Messi Will Join From Barcelona

  Barcelona legend, Rivaldo, has revealed that captain, Lionel Messi, will join Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires this summer. Rivaldo believes Barcelona’s 4-1 defeat against PSG would be Messi’s last Champions League game for the La Liga giants at Camp Nou. Recall that PSG thrashed Barcelona in Spain in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday night, thanks to a hat-trick from Kylian Mbappe. “This heavy defeat against PSG will almost certainly be Messi’s last Champions League game with Barcelona at the Camp Nou,” Rivaldo told Betfair. “[Barcelona cannot give Messi] the real possibility of fighting for big trophies. “His future will be PSG, even more so given his display at the Camp Nou. They are a team that can give him the opti...
Barcelona vs PSG: Joe Cole Blasts Messi, Warns Guardiola over Signing Argentine
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Barcelona vs PSG: Joe Cole Blasts Messi, Warns Guardiola over Signing Argentine

Former Chelsea midfielder, Joe Cole has slammed Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, following the Blaugrana’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, 4-1 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night at Camp Nou. He also warned Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, over signing Messi. Cole believes Messi was not “emotionally engaged” and was “disinterested” during Barcelona’s tie with PSG, adding that it would be a “gamble” for Guardiola to sign him if he continues to play like that. Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick gave Mauricio Pochettino’s side a first-leg advantage over Barcelona ahead of the second leg next month. Speaking after the game, Cole told BT Sport: “Disinterested is the word. They (Barcelona) had no power, no togetherness. “Messi looked disinterested. It’s real...
Champions League: Koeman Speaks on Quitting Barcelona after 4-1 Defeat to PSG
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Champions League: Koeman Speaks on Quitting Barcelona after 4-1 Defeat to PSG

  Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has said it was “crazy” to suggest he should consider his future, following a 4-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday. Lionel Messi gave the LaLiga giants the lead from the penalty spot. But PSG responded emphatically with a Kylian Mbappe hat-trick and a Moise Kean header, to take a big advantage into next month’s second leg. The loss leaves Barca on the cusp of a second successive trophyless season. They are also eight points behind LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid having played a game more and lost the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal 2-0 against Sevilla last week. “If I was someone who gets happy when we win and then after a result like today said I had no desire to continue, that would be...
Champions League: PSG Gave Barcelona “Cold Bath of Reality” – Ronald Koeman
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Champions League: PSG Gave Barcelona “Cold Bath of Reality” – Ronald Koeman

  Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain gave his team a “cold bath of reality.” Koeman said this while reacting to Barcelona’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg 4-1 defeat to PSG on Tuesday night. Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick and a goal from Moise Kean gave Mauricio Pochettino’s men the victory as Lionel Messi’s strike was not enough. “That was a cold bath of reality,” Koeman told reporters at a post-match press conference after the game. “The game showed us we are lacking a lot of things to be a top-level team, especially of the level you need in the Champions League. “The scoreline reflects how superior they were. They were far more effective than us.” He added, “The first half was more even, and when we were 1-0 up we had th...
EPL: Referee Mike Dean’s Return Confirmed
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EPL: Referee Mike Dean’s Return Confirmed

  Mike Dean will be back to refereeing in the Premier League this weekend. Last weekend, Dean stood down from duties after receiving death threats online. He has now been appointed to take charge of Burnley vs West Brom at Turf Moor. The 52-year-old and his family received the threats on social media, after Dean had been involved in two controversial incidents. The referee showed a red card to West Ham’s Tomas Soucek for catching Aleksandar Mitrovic with his elbow during a 0-0 draw at Fulham. Dean also sent off Southampton defender Jan Bednarek in the 9-0 defeat at Manchester United. Both of the decisions were later overturned following an appeal. Dean was however in charge of the FA Cup fifth-round tie between Leicester and Brighton last Wednesday.
Leipzig vs Liverpool: I Don’t Need a Break – Klopp
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Leipzig vs Liverpool: I Don’t Need a Break – Klopp

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has debunked rumours that he could leave the club and insists he does not need a break. Last weekend, Klopp admitted the Reds would not be able to defend their Premier League title, following a 3-1 defeat against Leicester City. Liverpool have now lost three consecutive league games and sit 13 points behind leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand. There were reports that Klopp could leave Anfield, but ahead of their Champions League clash against RB Leipzig, he remained defiant about his future. “Did I get the sack or did I leave by myself? Neither,” he said. “I don’t need a break. Privately, we had a tough time, that was a much longer time already and we always deal with it as a family 100%. “I am 53. I have worked ...
Aubameyang, Arsenal’s Young Playmakers a Match Made in Heaven
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Aubameyang, Arsenal’s Young Playmakers a Match Made in Heaven

The Gunners skipper scored a hat-trick as Mikel Arteta's side put on Valentine's Day showing that will have warmed the hearts of their supporters There was never any doubt. People may have debated about the supposed demise of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this season, but no-one at Arsenal believed for a second that their captain’s best days had been and gone. On Sunday, he gave a timely reminder to all of his doubters outside of north London that if he is given the chances in front of goal, he will take them. Aubameyang was at his lethal best against Leeds, scoring his first ever Premier League hat-trick as Arsenal bounced back from two successive defeats in the Premier League with a 4-2 victory. Mikel Arteta’s side were exceptional in the first half, with the attacking tri...
EPL: Wenger Names Team that Cannot Win Premier League Title this Season
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EPL: Wenger Names Team that Cannot Win Premier League Title this Season

  Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has ruled Liverpool out of the Premier League title race. Wenger, speaking after the Reds’ 3-1 defeat at Leicester City on Saturday, branded their chances of catching Manchester City as “impossible”. The Frenchman won three titles himself while managing the Gunners and feels Liverpool cannot make up the gap after 24 games. When asked whether he feels Jurgen Klopp’s side are still in the hunt, Wenger told beIN SPORTS : “No, I don’t think so. “Man City is 10 points ahead, has one game in-hand, they look to be on a run and I don’t think with 14 games to go, you can catch 13 points against a top team. “I never seen it, 13 points. If it was eight to nine, yes, but if Man City win their game in-hand, 13 points – it’s impossible.”...
‘Clear offside!’ – Liverpool boss Klopp slams VAR but claims Alisson had ‘super game’ at Leicester despite error
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‘Clear offside!’ – Liverpool boss Klopp slams VAR but claims Alisson had ‘super game’ at Leicester despite error

The Reds boss believes another contentious VAR ruling turned the tide against his side as they suffered a 3-1 reversal against the Foxes Jurgen Klopp was left cursing another controversial VAR ruling after seeing his Liverpool side suffer a 3-1 defeat at Leicester , with the Reds boss of the opinion that a “clear offside” call went against the Reds. In what is becoming a testing run for the Premier League champions, they hit a new low at the King Power Stadium. Mohamed Salah fired them in front, but a late flurry of goals from the Foxes was sparked by a James Maddison free-kick that was allowed to stand despite a flag initially being raised for offside.
Klopp admits Liverpool’s title defence is over as Reds throw in towel on trying to catch Man City
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Klopp admits Liverpool’s title defence is over as Reds throw in towel on trying to catch Man City

The German tactician has conceded that the Reds will not be claiming back-to-back Premier League crowns after suffering a third straight defeat Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool’s title defence is over, with the Reds boss conceding in the wake of a 3-1 defeat at Leicester that the defending champions will not be catching Manchester City. Uncharacteristic struggles for consistency have hit the men from Merseyside hard this season, while untimely injury setbacks have become an all too familiar theme. More woe was endured at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, leading Klopp to throw in the towel as his side sit 10 points adrift of leaders City having already taken in two more games than the Blues.
Man City vs Tottenham: Win Trophies or you Will be Sacked – Guardiola Warns Mourinho
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Man City vs Tottenham: Win Trophies or you Will be Sacked – Guardiola Warns Mourinho

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has warned his arch-rival Jose Mourinho, that his reputation will not be enough to save him at Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho is under increased pressure, after picking up three points from 12 in the Premier League and elimination from the FA Cup at Everton this week. Both managers clash on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium. Victory for City will keep them on course for a third title in four years, while defeat would pile more pressure on Mourinho, just 15 months into his reign. Guardiola has now said the high demand for success in England, means managers who fail to win will eventually be shown the door by clubs. He said: “There’s pressure every day on the manager’s shoulders. We are in a weak position, we have to prove it eve...
Liverpool Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead of Leicester City Clash
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Liverpool Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead of Leicester City Clash

  Liverpool has confirmed that midfielder, Fabinho, has suffered a muscle issue ahead of their away Premier League clash against Leicester City on Saturday afternoon at the King Power Stadium. Liverpool disclosed this in a post via its official website on Friday. The Reds head to the game following a 4-1 defeat against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in their previous fixture last weekend. Confirming the development, Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp told his pre-match press conference on Friday that: “Fab will not be available. “He suffered again a little muscle issue, so will be out for this game [against Leicester].” After the Leicester City game, Liverpool will travel to Budapest to take on RB Leipzig in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie next Tu...
Mourinho Slams Bale over Instagram Post
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Mourinho Slams Bale over Instagram Post

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has hit out at Gareth Bale over what he called “totally wrong” and “contradictory” Instagram post, ahead of this weekend’s trip to Manchester City. Mourinho left Bale out of the squad for their FA Cup defeat at Everton in midweek. The Portuguese coach claimed Bale was missing because of an injury but the player had posted a message hours earlier, in which he intimated he was ready to play. Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match against City, Mourinho said: “Probably the post was not even his responsibility, but it was showing that the training session was great and I’m ready which was totally wrong. So when questioned I had to give the reality of things. “I repeat for the last time. He was not feeling good. He asked for a scan...
Manchester United Striker, Edinson Cavani Handed Two-match International Ban
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Manchester United Striker, Edinson Cavani Handed Two-match International Ban

Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani has been slapped with a two-game international ban for his horror tackle on Richarlison during Uruguay's defeat by Brazil last November. The 33-year -old forward will now miss Uruguay's upcoming games against Argentina and Bolivia after he landed a two-match ban for a challenge on Richarlison last year. In the World Cup qualifier, Cavani was dismissed following a mistimed tackle in the 71st minute after he landed squarely on the Everton forward's ankle. Initially, the referee gave him a yellow card but was advised by VAR to check again on the pitchside monitor. He was then given his marching orders and Uruguay went on to lose the qualifier 2-0. "I think it was a ball dispute, he went over the top," Richarlison said after the game. "...
Liverpool Need Three new Players After Man City Defeat – Carragher
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Liverpool Need Three new Players After Man City Defeat – Carragher

The Premier League champions saw their title defence suffer a huge setback, as Pep Guardiola’s side put in a stunning second half performance to take all three points. City’s 10th league win in a row, means they have a 10-point advantage over Jurgen Klopp’s side and a game in hand. Liverpool have been hit with injuries this season, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Diogo Jota sidelined for long spells. And Carragher admits it is hard to be “too critical” of Klopp’s side, as they lack freshness and strength in depth. “This is a team who have gone to the well and produced unbelievable moments and trophies for this club which is why I find it a little bit hard to be too critical of this team. “They just haven’t stopped for three years. That’s why I say they need a little ...
Tuanzebe Attacked Again Online After Man Utd’s 3-3 With Everton
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Tuanzebe Attacked Again Online After Man Utd’s 3-3 With Everton

  Manchester United defender, Axel Tuanzebe, was again the target of racist abuse on social media, following their 3-3 draw with Everton on Saturday. The 23-year-old started the game on the bench, but was introduced as a late substitute, as United tried to hold on to a narrow 3-2 lead. But Tuanzebe conceded the free kick, from which the visitors equalised deep into stoppage time. He was also targeted after the Red Devils’ shock 2-1 home defeat by Sheffield United last month. Tuanzebe’s teammates Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, Chelsea’s Reece James, West Bromwich Albion’s Romaine Sawyers and Southampton’s Alex Jankewitz have also been victims of online racist abuse in recent weeks. A number of Premier League teams have called on social media companies to tak...
Top-four Teams Don’t Make Such Mistakes – Arteta Slams Arsenal Stars after Aston Villa Loss
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Top-four Teams Don’t Make Such Mistakes – Arteta Slams Arsenal Stars after Aston Villa Loss

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has taken a dig at his players over their naive mistakes during their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday. The Spaniard warned his squad that they cannot keep making mistakes if they want to be a top-four team. The Gunners went behind after only 74 seconds at Villa Park, as Bertrand Traore pounced on a stray pass from Cedric Soares and passed for Ollie Watkins to score what proved to be the winner. Arsenal dominated possessions but could only muster three shots on target compared to eight for Villa. Arteta felt his side deserves to win the match but were undone again by mistakes at the back. “Those teams don’t make those mistakes. Those teams cannot play in the first 22 games of the season four or five times with 10 men. It doesn’t happen...
Liverpool vs Man City: Guardiola Slams Klopp Over ‘Two-week Break’
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Liverpool vs Man City: Guardiola Slams Klopp Over ‘Two-week Break’

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said he is surprised at Jurgen Klopp’s claim that they had a two-week break. Klopp made the remark while discussing his team’s poor form. Consecutive home defeats for the Premier League champions has seen them fall seven points behind the leaders City. Klopp stated that they had “not had a break” while adding that “City had two weeks off for Covid reasons”. Guardiola appeared agitated that the German brought up the topic ahead of their trip to Anfield and suggested that mind-games were at play. “When I see Jurgen I will tell him how many weeks we were off,’ Guardiola said. “I’m surprised. I didn’t think Jurgen was that type of manager. “Jurgen has to see the calendar again. “He knows it’s not true, come on. “S...
Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Arteta Provides Update on Aubameyang, Pepe, Others Ahead of EPL Clash
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Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Arteta Provides Update on Aubameyang, Pepe, Others Ahead of EPL Clash

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has provided the latest update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mathew Ryan and Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon at Villa Park. Arteta’s side head to the game following 2-1 defeat against Wolves in their last fixture on Tuesday. Providing an update on his players, Arteta was quoted by Arsenal’s official website as saying, “Mat has not been available to train yet, and Alex is available, so we will have the choice between the two of them for the weekend. “If Mat is able to train, and they are both fit, we will have a decision to make. If Mat is not fit, obviously Alex will be in goal. “Well Auba is available, he played a few minutes after ...
LaLiga: 85 Percent of Referees are From Madrid, they Favour Real Madrid – Gerard Pique
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LaLiga: 85 Percent of Referees are From Madrid, they Favour Real Madrid – Gerard Pique

Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, has said that referees in LaLiga favour Real Madrid. Pique said this while discussing Barcelona’s decision to let top Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez join Atletico Madrid and his(Pique) relationship with Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos. “The other day a former referee said that 85 per cent of the referees are from Madrid,” Pique said in an interview with Post United. “How are they not going to whistle in favour of Madrid? Even unconsciously, how are they not going to give more for one side than the other?” Pique had called for changes in Barcelona, following their humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the ChampionsLeague. This was after Barca were eliminated from the competition in the quarter-final stage for the second time in thr...
‘I put pressure on myself’ – Mourinho addresses his own future as Tottenham grind to a halt without Kane
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‘I put pressure on myself’ – Mourinho addresses his own future as Tottenham grind to a halt without Kane

The Lilywhites have spiralled into a dramatic decline over the winter period, which has put their manager in the firing line Jose Mourinho has lost his last three games at Tottenham, with the club sliding down into eighth place, and he is increasingly seeing his own future be questioned. Spurs had gone top of the Premier League two months ago, but have since gone into decline with the club's attacking output having dried up. Harry Kane's recent injury in the 3-1 home defeat to Liverpool has only added to Mourinho's problems. Although not under the immediate pressure of losing his job, Spurs will not be patient with any further decline and Mourinho has come out to defend his position by saying he can still win a title this season.
Liverpool vs Man City: Jamie Carragher Names Five Players Klopp Should Play Against Guardiola’s Men
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Liverpool vs Man City: Jamie Carragher Names Five Players Klopp Should Play Against Guardiola’s Men

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has given manager, Jurgen Klopp, names of five players that should feature for the Reds when they take on Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend. Liverpool will on Sunday evening host Pep Guardiola’s men at Anfield after their 1-0 surprise home defeat against Brighton on Wednesday. Klopp’s men are currently 7 points off the Premier League leaders Man City. But Carragher wants Klopp to make changes and feature the likes of Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Ozan Kabak, Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane against City. “So I think from now if you were to offer Liverpool a top-four finish they would take that and shake on it,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “There are no secrets with how Liverpool play, they’ve caused [Manchester] City huge prob...
EPL Predictions For Week 23 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 23 – By Owolabi Marcus

  Aston Villa vs Arsenal - BTS Burnley vs Brighton - Draw Newcastle vs Southampton - BTS Fulham vs Westham - Away Win Man United vs Everton - Draw Tottenham vs Westbrom - Draw Wolves vs Leicester - BTS Liverpool vs Man City - BTS Sheffield vs Chelsea - Away Win Leeds vs Crystal Palace - Home Win You don't necessarily have to pick all games, you can pick some and leave the rest. Good Luck.   You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram @marcusowolabi
Jose Mourinho Reveals What He Said To Referee Andre Marriner After 1-0 Defeat To Chelsea
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Jose Mourinho Reveals What He Said To Referee Andre Marriner After 1-0 Defeat To Chelsea

  Jose Mourinho slammed referee Andre Marriner's performance in Tottenham's crushing 1-0 home defeat to Chelsea on Thursday. Jorginho's first-half penalty was the difference as the Blues inflicted Spurs with their third consecutive Premier League defeat. A frustrated Mourinho approached Marriner following the final whistle with the Portuguese revealing what he said to him during his post-match press conference. He said: "I told him something that he knows already which is that I consider him one of the best referees in the Premier League and I care for him. "He's a referee that I have a big admiration [for] and that gives me probably a good position to tell him that I didn't like his performance so it was basically like that. "I have a very good relationship with And...
Liverpool are not in Title Race after defeat to Brighton – Andy Robertson
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Liverpool are not in Title Race after defeat to Brighton – Andy Robertson

Liverpool left-backAndy Robertson, has said that Jurgen Klopp’s men are presently not in the Premier League title race after their 1-0 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League on Wednesday night. Brighton defeated Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield, thanks to Steven Alzate’s second-half strike. The defeat against Brighton means Liverpool are seven points behind leaders Manchester City on the log. Speaking to the BBC after the game, Robertson said, “Brighton were the better team. “We were hugely disappointed all over the park. You have to give the team credit for playing well. “They created chances, pressed us – did everything we wanted to do. “We did not really do anything of note. With a long record of going unbeaten, we have lost two. “When you do not show up, you do not...
‘We aren’t in the title race right now’ – Robertson admits Liverpool far off the pace after dismal Brighton defeat
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‘We aren’t in the title race right now’ – Robertson admits Liverpool far off the pace after dismal Brighton defeat

The Reds went scoreless at Anfield for a third successive Premier League match, the first time that's happened since 1984 Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has admitted that his side are not in the title race at present after a dismal 1-0 home defeat to Brighton on Wednesday. Steven Alzate scored in the 56th minute for the Seagulls in what would prove to be the game's only goal at Anfield. Liverpool struggled to generate much in attack all night, managing just one shot on target.
‘Edin is not the captain right now’ – Dzeko stripped of Roma armband after Fonseca fall-out
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‘Edin is not the captain right now’ – Dzeko stripped of Roma armband after Fonseca fall-out

The striker has been left out of the squad for his side's two most recent Serie A matches after a row with his manager Roma general manager Tiago Pinto has confirmed that Edin Dzeko is no longer the club's captain following the striker's row with head coach Paulo Fonseca. Dzeko clashed with Fonseca following Roma's Coppa Italia defeat to Spezia on January 19. The Bosnian striker reportedly confronted Fonseca over the club’s decision to dismiss team manager Gianluca Gomber, which led to Dzeko being left out of the squad for Roma's two most recent Serie A matches.
​Bruce claims Newcastle deserved to beat Crystal Palace
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​Bruce claims Newcastle deserved to beat Crystal Palace

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce felt his side were unlucky in their 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace. The reverse against a side in the same relegation scrap has piled on the pressure that Bruce is experiencing. The Magpies were leading through Jonjo Shelvey, but lost after Palace scored twice before half time. They did have 21 goal attempts, but Newcastle could not find an equaliser. Afterwards, a frustrated Bruce told reporters: "I was pleased with the performance, we had an awkward 15 minutes where we've conceded two goals from a mistake and set-piece but apart from that I couldn't be more pleased with how we went about our work. "We had the chances but we just dropped that little bit deep again and that cost us. "I think we've had 20 attempts on goal and two, three...
Wolves vs Arsenal: Arteta Comments on David Luiz, Leno Red Cards after 2-1 Defeat
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Wolves vs Arsenal: Arteta Comments on David Luiz, Leno Red Cards after 2-1 Defeat

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, refused to blame David Luiz and Bernd Leno for the red cards they received during a 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Tuesday night. The Gunners took the lead in the first half, thanks to Nicolas Pepe’s fine solo goal. However, it went downhill from there. Luiz was sent off for a last-man tackle in the dying minutes of the half and a penalty was awarded. Ruben Neves stepped up to make it 1-1. Leno was then sent off for handling the ball outside the area, as he rushed off his line to stop an attack. When asked about Luiz’s sending off, Arteta said after the game: “I’ve just seen the replay ten times in five different angles and I cannot see any contact.” The Spaniard also defended Leno, saying “I ima...
Brighton vs Tottenham: Defeat Does not Put me in Hell – Mourinho
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Brighton vs Tottenham: Defeat Does not Put me in Hell – Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has insisted that a 1-0 defeat to Brighton on Sunday, does not put him in hell. Leandro Trossard’s first half finish proved to be the winner at the Amex Stadium. IThe result condemned Mourinho’s side to two successive Premier League defeats in four days. Spurs have now won only twice in nine league fixtures and are 11 points behind leaders Manchester City. Mourinho said: “We didn’t start well and after conceding the goal nothing improved. “My feeling was the team was a bit sad. The performance was not very good, but a victory doesn’t put me in paradise and a defeat doesn’t put me in hell. “Now we are in a difficult moment with results, injuries and self-esteem.” Up next for Mourinho and Tottenham, is a home fixture against ...
EPL: Ancelotti Slams Iwobi, other Everton Players as Lazy and Slow
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EPL: Ancelotti Slams Iwobi, other Everton Players as Lazy and Slow

Everton coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has described his players as “lazy” and “slow”, following their 2-0 defeat to struggling Newcastle United. Callum Wilson netted twice in the second half, as the Magpies ended their 11-game winless run in all competitions. The result dealt a fresh blow to Everton’s hopes of securing European qualification, as they sit two points adrift of a Champions League place. And Ancelotti was scathing in the assessment of how his team played against Steve Bruce’s side in their fourth home league defeat of the season. “We were lazy. We were slow and we were not focused. We gave away 12 corners to them, a lot of throw-ins. We didn’t win duels, second balls – this is the game. “You can only show quality if you are there in this game because the game is a...