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SA Soccer Player Anele Ngcongca Passes On

  Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca has sadly passed away following a tragic car accident. The 33-year-olds passing comes a few days after the passing of his former lover Kwaito star Mshoza, real name Nomasonto Maswanganyi. Eye Witness News can confirm that the soccer player lost his life during the early hours of Monday morning, 23 November 2020. A police officer told the publication that Anele lost his life on the scene and a case of culpable homicide has been opened. “It’s alleged that this morning, at 5am, a vehicle with two occupants lost control and overturned on the N2 freeway near Mtunzini. A 33-year-old man was declared dead at the scene. The driver sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital for medical attention. The circumstances surrou...
Southgate explains why Manchester United star Wan-Bissaka missed out on latest England squad
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Southgate explains why Manchester United star Wan-Bissaka missed out on latest England squad

The Three Lions are blessed with right-back options and the Red Devils defender remains behind his rivals in the national team manager's plans   England boss Gareth Southgate says Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not in his squad as he remains a step behind his rivals for the right-back spot. The Three Lions are blessed with options in the position and the latest squad includes Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and Reece James, as well as Arsenal duo Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Bukayo Saka who can play as wing-backs. Wan-Bissaka has impressed defensively since joining Manchester United from Crystal Palace for a reported £50 million ($65m) last year. In 2019-20, he won 80 tackles in the Premier League, 11 more than any other defender, and was only dribbled past by a...
Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton
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Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton

The England defender has absolved his international team-mate of any blame and agreed with the outcome of the VAR decision at Goodison Park Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has admitted that if he had been awarded a penalty in Saturday’s 3-1 win against Everton, it would have been a “soft” decision. During the second half, the defender collided with Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford when attempting to win a loose ball following a free kick. Pickford has found himself in an unwanted spotlight in recent weeks, having been the antagonist in a collision that saw Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk ruled out for the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury.
Chelsea 3-0 Rennes: Spot-on Werner helps Blues maintain unbeaten start in Group E
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Chelsea 3-0 Rennes: Spot-on Werner helps Blues maintain unbeaten start in Group E

Rennes defender Dalbert conceded two penalties and was sent off before half-time as Chelsea romped to victory at Stamford Bridge. Timo Werner scored two first-half penalties as Chelsea maintained their unbeaten start in Champions League Group E with a 3-0 win over Rennes on Wednesday. Frank Lampard's side drew 0-0 with Valencia in their opening game before crushing Krasnodar 4-0 last week and got off to a fine start against their Ligue 1 opponents, with Werner slotting home from the spot in the 10th minute after he had been fouled by Dalbert. The Brazilian was then dismissed after receiving a second yellow card for handball in the area four minutes before the interval, Werner stepping up to slam home his seventh goal of the season in all competitions.
Ginter is like Sergio Ramos & he’s only going to get better, says Germany legend Matthaus
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Ginter is like Sergio Ramos & he’s only going to get better, says Germany legend Matthaus

  The Borussia Monchengladbach defender is impressive in the present and has a bright future, according to the 1990 World Cup star Borussia Monchengladbach centre-back Matthias Ginter has been favourably compared to Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos by Germany legend Lothar Matthaus. Only defending champions Bayern Munich and third-placed RB Leipzig have conceded fewer goals than Gladbach in the early weeks of the Bundesliga season, and much of that is due to the influence of Ginter, Matthaus has claimed. The centre-back, who has not missed a second of action for his side this season, turns 27 in January and the World Cup winner believes that his best is ahead of him.
I love Napoli but we’ll see what happens – Koulibaly ‘calm’ amid Liverpool links
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I love Napoli but we’ll see what happens – Koulibaly ‘calm’ amid Liverpool links

As rumours continue to swirl about a possible Premier League move, the star defender insists he loves his current club Kalidou Koulibaly insisted he loved Napoli, but said "we'll see what happens" amid speculation over his future. Koulibaly, 29, has regularly been linked with a move away from the Serie A side, with Liverpool among the Premier League suitors reportedly interested in the defender. The Senegal centre-back is contracted at Napoli until 2023, with the club being able to keep hold of the defender despite the frequent links with a big-money move.
‘Why not take 20 seconds to review it?’ – Azpilicueta asks why VAR didn’t award Chelsea penalty after Maguire headlock
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‘Why not take 20 seconds to review it?’ – Azpilicueta asks why VAR didn’t award Chelsea penalty after Maguire headlock

The Blues defender wondered why officials didn't take a closer look at an incident that could have changed the game on Saturday Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta felt the Blues deserved a penalty for an incident involving himself and Harry Maguire, adding that he thought the referee should have reviewed the decision. Azpilicueta was dragged down in the box by Maguire during Chelsea's clash with Manchester United, with the England defender draping his arms over the Spaniard's shoulders. Former United star Patrice Evra likened Maguire to Hulk Hogan after the incident, saying that the WWE-like manoeuvre was a clear penalty.
Hasenhuttl piles on Pickford for ‘absolutely disastrous tackle’ on Van Dijk ahead of Everton clash
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Hasenhuttl piles on Pickford for ‘absolutely disastrous tackle’ on Van Dijk ahead of Everton clash

The Southampton manager has ensured the spotlight will be on the Toffees keeper once more when the sides meet in the Premier League on Sunday Ralph Hasenhuttl has kept the spotlight squarely on under-fire goalkeeper Jordan Pickford ahead of Southampton’s Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday. England No.1 Pickford has faced criticism from all angles after his challenge on Virgil van Dijk in the Merseyside derby which left the Liverpool defender possibly out for the season. A number of Liverpool players and pundits have publicly blasted Pickford and, a week after the injury occurred, it remains a talking point.
‘There is a witch hunt against Solskjaer at Man Utd’ – Parker slams those looking to ‘throw knives’
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‘There is a witch hunt against Solskjaer at Man Utd’ – Parker slams those looking to ‘throw knives’

The former Red Devils defender believes there are many wishing the Norwegian coach to fail despite him being a perfect fit at Old Trafford Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has become the subject of a “witch hunt” at Manchester United, claims Paul Parker, with those looking to “throw knives” longing for the Norwegian coach to fail. The Red Devils made their last change in the dugout back in December 2018, with Jose Mourinho relieved of his duties at Old Trafford. A familiar face was turned to for inspiration, with 1999 Treble winner Solskjaer handed the reins on an initial interim basis.
Austin Eguavoen to be appointed manager of top African club Malien de Bamako
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Austin Eguavoen to be appointed manager of top African club Malien de Bamako

Former Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen is set to be named the head coach of top African football club, Malien de Bamako of Mali.   The former Nigeria international defender is expected to arrive in Bamako, Mali today Tuesday, October 20, to formally take charge of Malien de Bamako, which entered prominence after winning the 2009 CAF Confederation Cup. ‘Former Nigeria coach, Augustine Eguavoen (55) is expected to arrive in Mali on Tuesday to take over the head coach role of the giants Stade Malien de Bamako,’ African Sports journalist based in Kumasi, Ghana Nuhu Adams revealed on Monday, October 19.   Eguavoen led the Super Eagles to a bronze medal at the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt and has also coached Bendel Insurance, Sharks FC, Nigeria U17 and U23....
Ex-West Ham defender Collins confirms retirement
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Ex-West Ham defender Collins confirms retirement

  Former West Ham United defender James Collins has announced his retirement.   The Wales international, at 37, has declared he's hung up the boots. Collins has been without a team for over a year and has preferred to step away from the game. In his career, he made almost 300 appearances in the Premier League and participated in the 2016 Euros.  
Revealed: Why Man City refused to sell Garcia to Barcelona
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Revealed: Why Man City refused to sell Garcia to Barcelona

The Spain international defender can leave for nothing at the end of the season but a late bid from the Liga giants was still rejected Manchester City would rather keep Eric Garcia as an extra member of the squad than sell him on the cheap after turning down Barcelona’s deadline-day move for the defender. Barca identified the Spain international as their top defensive target and made a late offer which reached around £9 million ($12m), plus add-ons. The offer was seen as unsatisfactory, however, as, while £4.5m of the add-on fees were seen as being realistically achievable, the final £2.7m was deemed practically impossible.
Smalling Makes Permanent AS Roma Switch From Man Utd
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Smalling Makes Permanent AS Roma Switch From Man Utd

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has joined Roma on a four-year deal worth 15m euros (£13.6m), rising to 20m euros (£18.1m) with add-ons. Smalling, 30, spent last season on loan at the Italian club and helped Paulo Fonseca's side to a fifth-place Serie A finish and Europa League qualification. The England centre-back impressed during his stay, making 30 league appearances and scoring three goals. United and Roma had initially struggled to reach an agreement over a fee. The Italian transfer window officially closed at 19:00 BST but a fee was agreed prior to the deadline, allowing the deal to go through. Manchester United earlier announced the signing of Brazil left-back Alex Telles on a four-year deal from Porto.
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Sevilla expecting new offer from Man City for Jules Kounde

Sevilla are expecting an offer from Manchester City for Jules Kounde. Marca says City failed with an opening offer for the 22-year-old defender, but they haven't given up on securing his services just yet. Pep Guardiola has become a big fan of the Frenchman and how he plays, so he doesn't want to let the opportunity to sign him pass him by. City have the money to pay for Kounde's transfer fee and are the only contenders for his signature - it's just about convincing Sevilla to let him go. Kounde has a release clause of 80 million euros at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, which City won't match. Their first offer of 50 million euros plus five million in add-ons is expected to rise the second time around - and this time Sevilla could find it hard to say no.
England boss Neville: I want the Team GB job
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England boss Neville: I want the Team GB job

The outgoing England head coach says it remains his ambition to take charge of Team GB at next summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo Phil Neville has reiterated his desire to take Team GB to the rescheduled Olympic Games next summer, despite him being set to leave his post as England head coach in July of next year. It was announced in April that Neville would step down as the Lionesses' boss at the end of his contract, with him to be replaced by current Netherlands boss Sarina Wiegman, who will take over after taking her home nation to those Games. The former Manchester United defender was meant to guide Team GB at the Olympics in Tokyo in the summer of 2020, but the Games were pushed back 12 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Neville is hopeful that, despite being set to ...
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Boost for Arsenal as David Luiz back ahead of schedule

The Brazilian defender had looked to be set for a spell on the sidelines, however he has recovered quickly and could return to the pitch soon David Luiz has returned to full training following a neck injury ahead of schedule, in a boost for Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta. The Brazilian defender signed a contract extension last season and remains a key first-team player for Arteta's FA Cup holders, despite making a number of high-profile errors that have led to fierce criticism from fans and pundits. Luiz however is a popular and respected member of the first team at Arsenal, which meant his recent suffering of a neck problem, which threatened to keep him out for a period of matches, was a real blow for the Gunners.
Robertson delights in ‘best left-back in the world’ billing from former Chelsea star Filipe Luis
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Robertson delights in ‘best left-back in the world’ billing from former Chelsea star Filipe Luis

The Scotland international lined up against the ex-Atletico Madrid defender during a Club World Cup final triumph for the Reds over Flamengo Liverpool star Andy Robertson has aired his delight at seeing former Chelsea defender Filipe Luis bill him as “the best left-back in the world”. The Scotland international lined up against the experienced Brazilian in the 2019 Club World Cup final. Jurgen Klopp’s side faced Flamengo in that showpiece event, with Roberto Firmino netting the only goal of the game to down his fellow countrymen.
Aina: Torino full-back returns to Premier League to join Fulham
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Aina: Torino full-back returns to Premier League to join Fulham

The Nigeria international has completed a return to the English top-flight after spending the last two years in Italy Fulham have announced the signing of Ola Aina on a season-long loan from Serie A outfit Torino. The Cottagers have the option to sign the former Chelsea defender permanently at the end of the 2020-21 season. Aina returned to England on Friday, a year after he joined Torino on a €10 million move from Stamford Bridge.
Amartey: Leicester City boss Rodgers going careful with fit-again Ghana defender
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Amartey: Leicester City boss Rodgers going careful with fit-again Ghana defender

The Foxes boss talks about the way forward for the 25-year-old following his return to the pitch ahead of Sunday's Premier League opener Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers wants the club to tread cautiously in re-introducing fit-again defender Daniel Amartey to Premier League action. On the sidelines since suffering an ankle injury against West Ham United in October 2018, the Ghana international made a massive step on his road to regaining full fitness with 45 minutes of action in a friendly fixture against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, capping his return with his side's goal in the 1-1 draw. Leicester are set to play as guests to West Bromwich Albion in their 2020-21 league opener on Sunday.
Chelsea target Mendy is a ‘great goalkeeper’ & ‘deserves’ summer move, says Rennes team-mate Da Silva
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Chelsea target Mendy is a ‘great goalkeeper’ & ‘deserves’ summer move, says Rennes team-mate Da Silva

The French defender does not want to see prized asset leave the club, but concedes that he is ready to step up to the next level Chelsea target Edouard Mendy is a "great goalkeeper" and he "deserves" a summer move, says Rennes captain Damien Da Silva. Goal has reported that Chelsea are looking to push through a €28m (£25/$33m) deal for Mendy by the end of the week, having seen an opening bid of €20 million (£18m/$24m) rejected. The 28-year-old shot-stopper helped Rennes finish third in Ligue 1 last season, and the Blues are eager to bring him in to compete with Kepa for the No.1 jersey at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea defender Tomori considering Everton move as Toffees eye season-long loan
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Chelsea defender Tomori considering Everton move as Toffees eye season-long loan

The defender started the last season well but his progress ground to a halt later in the year, leading to a possible loan move away Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is considering a move to Everton, who are looking at a season-long loan deal for the 22-year-old. The centre-back has further dropped down the pecking order at Chelsea following the signing of Thiago Silva from Paris Saint-Germain. Tomori had a breakthrough season at Stamford Bridge last season under Frank Lampard, but ultimately lost his place towards the end of the campaign and did not play in a competitive match after February.
‘It was a poor game from us’ – Van Dijk making no excuses for Netherlands’ lacklustre loss to Italy
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‘It was a poor game from us’ – Van Dijk making no excuses for Netherlands’ lacklustre loss to Italy

The Liverpool defender saw his side fall in Amsterdam, much to his frustration Virgil van Dijk felt the Netherlands were suitably punished for a poor performance as they lost 1-0 to Italy in Monday's Nations League clash. A header from Nicolo Barella secured victory for the Azzurri in Amsterdam and sent them top of Group A1, a point above the Oranje. The home side kept Italy penned back in the closing minutes but created little by way of clear-cut chances, Manchester United's Donny van de Beek coming closest with a half-volley that was superbly saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Yobo: How NFF, Caf, Fifa and fans celebrated Super Eagles legend at 40
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Yobo: How NFF, Caf, Fifa and fans celebrated Super Eagles legend at 40

The ex-Nigeria captain has been sent wonderful messages by the governing bodies and his supporters as he reaches a new age The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Confederation of African Football (Caf), Fifa and football fans have celebrated with Joseph Yobo on his 40th birthday. Yobo was born in River State on September 6, 1980, and started his career in his home country with the Michellin-Harcourt academy. The versatile defender left for Belgium in 1997, joining the Standard Liege youth setup and wasted no time in earning a place in the senior team following his solid defensive displays.
‘Ozil has to meet Arsenal halfway’ – Campbell wants end to ‘stand-off’ with World Cup winner
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‘Ozil has to meet Arsenal halfway’ – Campbell wants end to ‘stand-off’ with World Cup winner

The former Gunners defender hopes a compromise can be reached in a long-running saga in north London that suits all parties Mesut Ozil needs to meet Arsenal “halfway” in a long-running “stand-off” that is doing nobody at Emirates Stadium any favours, says Sol Campbell. The opening of another transfer window has seen further questions asked of a World Cup winner in north London. Former Germany international Ozil has entered the final 12 months of a lucrative contract he penned in January 2018.
Tottenham Hotspur announce the signing of defender, Matt Doherty from Wolves for £15m
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Tottenham Hotspur announce the signing of defender, Matt Doherty from Wolves for £15m

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Irish right-back Matt Doherty from Wolves in a £15million deal.   The Premier League club confirmed on Sunday August 30, that the 28-year-old has signed a contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium until 2024 and will wear the No 2 shirt.   On the move, Doherty said: 'I am very proud to be joining such a big club. It has the best stadium and possibly the best training ground in the world from what I have seen.   'When you start something new you want to start well and get off to a fast start. I can't wait to get going.   'I wanted to travel down to play in the game [against Birmingham] and that's how excited I feel coming here.' Matt Doherty is Spurs' third signing of the summer after Pierre-E...
Arsenal Deserve To Be in Champions League – Tierney
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Arsenal Deserve To Be in Champions League – Tierney

The Gunners defender is determined to ensure the club secures a return to Europe's elite competition next season Arsenal full-back Kieran Tierney said the club deserve to be in the Premier League's top four and Champions League following their Community Shield victory over Liverpool. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winning penalty as FA Cup holders Arsenal edged Premier League champions Liverpool 5-4 in a shoot-out to claim the Community Shield at Wembley on Saturday. Takumi Minamino's first Liverpool goal cancelled out Aubameyang's 12th-minute opener in London, where Arsenal's transformation continued under head coach Mikel Arteta in the new season's curtain-raiser.
Chelsea Complete The Signing Of Ben Chilwell
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Chelsea Complete The Signing Of Ben Chilwell

Chelsea have officially confirmed the signing of defender Ben Chilwell from Leicester in a £50million deal. The Stamford Bridge outfit have been keen to recruit another left back this summer and identified the 23-year-old as their primary target for that position. Chilwell's arrival on a five-year deal comes during a remarkable summer of spending which has also seen both Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech snapped up, with German starlet Kai Havertz closing on a switch to join them. Chilwell has penned a long-term contact at Stamford Bridge and will become a crucial part of Frank Lampard's attempts to push for silverware next season. The 23-year-old had missed the final five games of the last campaign with a heel problem, but his new club are believed to have held no long-term co...
Man Utd captain Maguire’s lack of apology branded ‘shocking & unsportsmanlike’ by Greek prosecutor
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Man Utd captain Maguire’s lack of apology branded ‘shocking & unsportsmanlike’ by Greek prosecutor

The Red Devils defender maintains his innocence, but questions have been raised by the prosecutor as to how local police sustained injuries Harry Maguire's refusal to apologise after being found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and repeated attempts of bribery has been branded “shocking” and “unsportsmanlike” by one of the prosecution's lawyers. The Manchester United captain, who was dropped from the England squad after the verdict, has repeatedly professed his innocence after being given a 21-month suspended prison sentence after an incident on the Greek island of Mykonos. The centre-back intends to appeal the verdict, with his club fully behind him, but prosecution lawyer Dr Ioannis Paradissis has raised questions over the injuries suffered by policemen in th...
Daley Blind Collapses During Pre-Season Friendly
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Daley Blind Collapses During Pre-Season Friendly

Daley Blind, the Ajax and Netherlands defender collapsed during Tuesday's pre-season friendly against Hertha Berlin, BBC reports. Blind, 30, was diagnosed with a heart condition in December 2019 after suffering from dizziness during a Champions League game against Valencia. The former Manchester United player returned to action in February after having an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) fitted. Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag said Blind was feeling "OK" after being substituted. "Daley Blind's ICD went off. He got subbed off straight away and he is feeling OK now, he is feeling fine," Ten Hag told Dutch TV station Ziggo Sport. "We will do research about this now." https://www.instagram.com/p/CEWetIOFpwW/
Manchester United Defender, Lindelof Stop Robbery Of 90 Year Old Woman
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Manchester United Defender, Lindelof Stop Robbery Of 90 Year Old Woman

Manchester United were eliminated from the Europa League toeventual winners Sevilla just over a week ago and the players, whoare due to return to training first week of September, are currentlyon their holidays.‘Football star by profession, superhero by day’ is how Sweden’sbiggest newspaper title the defenders vigilant efforts.Victor Lindelöf returned home to Sweden and has been making theheadlines for reasons off the pitch.According to police reports, the bike-riding thief ‘snatched’ theelderly woman’s purse only to be caught in his escape.“The man came on a bicycle and snatched the older woman’s bagwhich she kept in the basket on her walker,” Swedish police say .“A man who was nearby ran after the suspect and made a citizensarrest until police had arrived.”And according to Sportblad...
21-Year-Old Dayot Upamecano Ran The Show For RB Leipzig Vs Atletico Madrid, He’s Destined For The Top
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21-Year-Old Dayot Upamecano Ran The Show For RB Leipzig Vs Atletico Madrid, He’s Destined For The Top

Dayot Upamecano's performance for RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid on Thursday night proved why he is one of football's top youngsters. The two sides went at it in their Champions League quarter-final clash and it was Leipzig that emerged 2-1 victors. Tyler Adams' late strike sealed the win for Julian Nagelsmann's side - but the name on everyone's lips was Upamecano. @BnSComps picked out the Frenchman's best bits and they are a joy to watch. Check them out below. The 21-year-old put in a dominant display in central defence and showed off the perfect blend of skill and strength when dealing with Atletico's forwards. Diego Costa was kept quiet while Alvaro Morata's introduction also didn't faze Upamecano. Fans around the world watched Upamecano's performance in awe and th...
Man City Complete £41million Deal for Defender,Nathan Ake
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Man City Complete £41million Deal for Defender,Nathan Ake

Manchester City have completed a £41m deal with Bournemouth for Nathan Ake. The 25-year completed his medical on Wednesday and signed a five-year deal with the Etihad side. Ake becomes City’s second major signing of the summer after the arrival of Ferran Torres from Valencia. “City have been the best side in England over the course of the last decade. “Coming here is a dream for me. This is a top side full of world-class players. “Everywhere you look in this squad there are big names with international pedigree,” Ake told the club’s official site. Ake who has played for Chelsea in the past, made 29 appearances in the Premier League for Bournemouth this season. He scored twice and created two assists for the Cherries, who are now relegated.
‘Arsenal can’t let Aubameyang become another Ozil’ – FA Cup hero compared to Henry by Keown
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‘Arsenal can’t let Aubameyang become another Ozil’ – FA Cup hero compared to Henry by Keown

The former Gunners defender is looking for bosses at Emirates Stadium to make a definitive decision on the future of the talismanic frontman Arsenal cannot allow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract saga to mirror those of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, says Martin Keown, with the Gunners urged to make a definitive decision on the future of a striker he thinks is proving to be comparable with Thierry Henry. The prolific Gabon international proved he belongs in illustrious company when netting the match-winning double in the FA Cup final against Chelsea. His efforts at Wembley, which saw him convert from the penalty spot and net a stunning solo strike, mean that Arsenal will have continental competition in the Europa League next season.
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Glen Johnson Predicts how Chelsea, Leicester, Man Utd will Finish

Former Liverpool defender, Glen Johnson, has predicted the position Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United will finish in the Premier League this season. Chelsea is currently in the third position on the Premier League table with one point ahead of fourth place, Leicester City and two points ahead of fifth-place Man United after 35 games. However, Man United will go third position on the log ahead of Chelsea and Leicester if they beat Southampton on Monday night at Old Trafford. But Johnson, who played for Chelsea between 2003 and 2007, believes Frank Lampard’s men and the Red Devils will secure the third and fourth positions ahead of Leicester. When asked which teams will finish in third and fourth position between Chelsea, Man United, and Leicester, Johnson told Da...
Tottenham Hotspur Reacts to Death of Serge Aurier’s Brother, Christopher
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Tottenham Hotspur Reacts to Death of Serge Aurier’s Brother, Christopher

Tottenham Hotspur has mourned the death of defender, Serge Aurier’s brother, Christopher Aurier. DAILY POST had earlier reported that Christopher was shot dead in Toulouse in the early hours of Monday morning. Christopher was shot two times in the stomach at a night club. The 26-year-old was rushed to Toulouse University hospital in a critical condition shortly after 5 am, where he was then pronounced dead. French police are still hunting the gunman who fled the scene. The tragedy happened hours after his brother, Serge, featured for Tottenham as they came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 in a North London Derby. Reacting, Tottenham in a tweet via its official Twitter page, said: “The Club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother passed a...
Christensen sees his future at Chelsea after earning ‘trust’ from Lampard
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Christensen sees his future at Chelsea after earning ‘trust’ from Lampard

The Danish defender is back in favour with the Blues at present and hopes that he can now enjoy a lengthy spell in the side at Stamford Bridge Andreas Christensen believes his long-term future will lie at Chelsea, with the Danish defender having earned the “trust” of Frank Lampard. The 24-year-old centre-half has flitted in and out of favour during his time at Stamford Bridge. His potential was acquired back in 2012, with the Blues holding high hopes for a ball-playing option in their back four.
‘I had Drogba, Benzema and Zlatan, so Kane has no problem!’ – Mourinho defends striker record
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‘I had Drogba, Benzema and Zlatan, so Kane has no problem!’ – Mourinho defends striker record

The Portuguese boss has responded to Arsenal legend Paul Merson's suggestion that he doesn't get the best out of his centre-forwards Jose Mourinho has defended his record with strikers ahead of Tottenham's clash with West Ham on Tuesday, insisting "Harry Kane has no problem" given his previous experience with the likes of Didier Drogba, Karim Benzema and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Arsenal legend Paul Merson expressed his belief that Mourinho's preferred playing style could force Kane to consider his future at Spurs during his latest column for Sky Sports. After analysing the England international's subdued performance during Friday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United, the former Gunners midfielder said: "I think he'll have a serious think at the end of the season. I don't see him getting 2...
Ghana’s Aidoo features as Celta Vigo climb up La Liga table
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Ghana’s Aidoo features as Celta Vigo climb up La Liga table

The Black Stars defender featured once more for the Sky Blues as they the moved out of the La Liga relegation zone Ghana defender Joseph Aidoo featured for the third game in succession as his Celta Vigo side recorded an emphatic 6-0 win over Deportivo Alaves in La Liga on Sunday. Despite helping Celta keep a clean sheet in midweek in the 0-0 stalemate against Real Valladolid, the defender started from the bench and was brought on in the 72nd minute. Goals from Jeison Murillo, Iago Aspas, Nolito, Santi Mina and Rafinha's brace saw the Sky Blues take advantage of the spaces left by 10-men Alaves.
Rio Ferdinand and Kate Announce they are Expecting First Child
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Rio Ferdinand and Kate Announce they are Expecting First Child

Retired footballer, Rio Ferdinand and his wife Kate have announced they are expecting their first together. The former TOWIE star, 29, and ex-Manchester United defender, 41, revealed the news on social media on Thursday evening. Kate shared a sweet family video via Instagram and then wrote: "The crazy house is about to get a little bit crazier.. every time I watch this it makes me cry, the best reaction Baby Ferdy we are all so excited to meet you." In the video, the blonde beauty and Rio could be seen with his children - - Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and Tia, nine going through baby pictures before she announced: "I am pregnant!" to her excited stepchildren who all started cheering and jumping about. The reality star then cradled her growing baby bump and added: 'Have you not no...
‘How many black people do you see coaching?’ – Howard
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‘How many black people do you see coaching?’ – Howard

The defender has more Premier League appearances than any other foreign outfield player, but that wasn't enough to make him believe he could coach Former Everton and USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard says ex-team-mate Sylvain Distin told him he wasn't planning on going into management due to the lack of black coaches in the Premier League. Howard and Distin were teammates at Goodison Park from 2009 to 2015, as Distin made 210 appearances for Everton. In addition, the Frenchman played for the likes of Newcastle United, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Bournemouth before retiring in 2016. Distin made a total of 469 Premier League appearances, the most of any foreign outfield player and the 19th-most all-time. As retirement loomed, Howard says he tried to direct Distin towards coaching.
Does Awaziem deserve the blame for horror error?
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Does Awaziem deserve the blame for horror error?

The Nigeria defender’s gaffe was one of the standout moments of La Liga action on Saturday Chidozie Awaziem’s joy at La Liga returning following the coronavirus suspension was short-lived on Saturday, as the Nigeria defender gifted Real Valladolid an early opener in their 2-1 victory over Leganes. Only two minutes had elapsed when Awaziem, attempting to deal with a high ball through the middle, headed the ball beyond his onrushing goalkeeper Ivan ‘Pichu’ Cuellar, allowing Enes Unal to rush in and poke it home. Perhaps Awaziem can be forgiven for ring rust due to a lack of recent gametime, after all, he hadn’t played for three months before this fixture due to the absence of live action amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
​Boca Juniors keen on Man Utd defender Rojo
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​Boca Juniors keen on Man Utd defender Rojo

Boca Juniors are willing to sign Marcos Rojo from Manchester United this summer. The Argentine defender, who can play left-back and centre-back, was at Estudiantes on loan for the second half of this season. He has a contract with United until 2021, but they wish to sell him. ESPN is reporting that Boca would like to sign the 30-year-old, if they can agree on a fee with United. Rojo has played nine times for United this season, and also had injury problems with Estudiantes. He would be well behind the pecking order at United and a move to Boca would give him a chance at regular first team football.
Chelsea, Bayern Munich eyeing Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey
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Chelsea, Bayern Munich eyeing Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey

The race for Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey is heating up. The Daily Mail says Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have joined the list of clubs pursuing Hearts defender Hickey. Chelsea, Lazio and Celtic are also interested in the highly-rated Tynecastle left-back, who turns 18 on Wednesday. Manchester City, Crystal Palace and AC Milan have been linked with the teenager as well. Hearts have yet to receive a formal offer for the talented teenager. But a number of major clubs from across Europe are now monitoring the Scotland youth international's situation as the Gorgie outfit face up to relegation from the top flight.
AC Milan and PSG eyeing off number of eachother’s players
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AC Milan and PSG eyeing off number of eachother’s players

AC Milan and PSG are eyeing a number of eachother's players. Incoming Milan coach Ralf Rangnick has recommended several PSG youngsters to the Rossonero, says Tuttosport. PSG defender Tanguy Kouassi tops his list, while fellow teenage defender Thimothée Pembele and striker Arnaud Kalimuendo are also interested. Meanwhile, PSG are looking at three senior players from Milan. Gigio Donnarumma, Ismael Bennacer and Lucas Paqueta are all on PSG's radar.
‘Enough is enough’ – McKennie, Pulisic and Adams headline video protesting police brutality
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‘Enough is enough’ – McKennie, Pulisic and Adams headline video protesting police brutality

Several of the U.S. men's national team's stars came together to address the ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd U.S. Men's national team stars Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams and Christian Pulisic were joined by the likes of Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and Bayern Munich fullback Alphonso Davies to headline a campaign speaking out against police brutality. McKennie was one of several Bundesliga stars to offer messages of solidarity in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd's death prompted protests all over the world, after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvino was filmed pressing his knee on the individual's neck for more than eight minutes despite cries for help.
Bellerin drained from Arsenal pay-cut split
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Bellerin drained from Arsenal pay-cut split

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin was left drained by pay-cut negotiations last month. ESPN reports the negotiations took a toll on Bellerin as he felt caught between looking out for the best interests of his team-mates, while also recognising the financial realities of the north London club. However, the report also claims Bellerin still remains fully invested in coach Mikel Arteta's vision for the future. The 25-year-old is under contract until 2023 and this puts Arsenal in a strong position to rebuff any interest in the Spaniard. However, there is some concern at the club that the right-back may try and push for a transfer if they fail in then plans to progress
Gremio defender Caio Henrique ready to rejoin Atletico Madrid
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Gremio defender Caio Henrique ready to rejoin Atletico Madrid

Gremio defender Caio Henrique is ready to rejoin Atletico Madrid. The left-back is set to be recalled early by Atletico Madrid from his loan at Gremio and has said his goodbyes to the Brazilian club. "I want to thank Gremio for the opportunity to wear this shirt, especially the president Romildo [Bolzan], our coach Renato [Portaluppi] and Klauss for all their efforts in my signing," Caio wrote on social media. "[Thank you] also to the Gremio fans, who have made a big impression on me, especially during my debut which we won against Grenal. "I hope one day to return to Gremio, who will stay in my heart forever
Paderborn defender Hunemeier: Why would Sancho choose Man Utd?
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Paderborn defender Hunemeier: Why would Sancho choose Man Utd?

SC Paderborn defender Uwe Hunemeier has questioned Manchester United's pursuit of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. Hunemeier believes United might struggle to sign Sancho because of his Manchester City past. Sancho has frequently been linked with a move back to the Premier League this summer, with United putting him at the top of their list of targets, but veteran centre-half Hunemeier - who is set to come up against Sancho as Paderborn take on Dortmund on Sunday - believes his City history could hinder their pursuit. "He played for Manchester City before if I'm not wrong?" he said, on the Transfer Window podcast. “So I don't know if he would be happy to play for United then, I don't know how big the rivalry is between these two teams. "I know there's a rivalry but I d...
‘Man Utd can never play without academy graduates’ – Neville wants tradition to be preserved
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‘Man Utd can never play without academy graduates’ – Neville wants tradition to be preserved

The former Red Devils defender, who is a member of the fabled Class of ‘92, is pleased to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer providing a pathway for youngsters Manchester United “can never play without academy players in its first team squad”, says Gary Neville, with a club legend welcoming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s efforts to preserve that tradition. The former Red Devils defender emerged through a famed academy system himself to form part of the fabled Class of ‘92. That group, which included the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, helped to establish an era of domestic dominance for United.
Manchester United Defender, Brandon Williams, 19, Surprises his dad with new £40,000 Mercedes on his Birthday
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Manchester United Defender, Brandon Williams, 19, Surprises his dad with new £40,000 Mercedes on his Birthday

Manchester United defender, Brandon Williams splashed £40,000 on a brand new Mercedes 4x4 to surprise his father on his birthday. In footage shared on Twitter by Utdreport, the left-back is seen handing over the keys to a black Mercedes 4x4, to his father. The clip begins with Williams' father making his way out of his home before spotting the new car parked in front of the house as his family members shout 'happy birthday!'.  He asks: 'That one? Seriously? I've gone all shaky,' before Williams, then walks towards him and passes him the keys.     The 19-year-old English defender, who earns £40,000 a week has played 26 times in all competitions for Manchester United after being given a chance by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.