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Oladapo Afolayan scores first senior goal for West Ham United versus Doncaster Rovers
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Oladapo Afolayan scores first senior goal for West Ham United versus Doncaster Rovers

The English forward of Nigerian descent scored his first goal for the Hammers in their victory over Darren Moore’s Donny Oladapo Afolayan made a flying senior debut for West Ham United in Saturday’s 4-0 defeat of Doncaster Rovers in a fourth round FA Cup game. The 23-year-old, who returned to the Hammers after completing loan moves to Oldham Athletic and Mansfield Town, was brought on for Tomas Soucek in the 70th minute and he did not disappoint – finding the net just eight minutes after his introduction. Prior to this match, Afolayan had played for West Ham’s U23s against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. Against the Donny, he showed no signs of fatigue as he ran into the box to score a rebound from goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe’s save off Ryan Fredericks.
Szczesny: Juventus showed how hungry for trophies we are with Supercoppa Italiana win
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Szczesny: Juventus showed how hungry for trophies we are with Supercoppa Italiana win

The former Arsenal goalkeeper helped his side to their first piece of silverware under Andrea Pirlo with a 1-0 win over Napoli Wojciech Szczesny says Juventus proved their hunger to win trophies with their Supercoppa Italiana victory over Napoli on Wednesday. Lorenzo Insigne missed a penalty with Cristiano Ronaldo’s close-range finish proving enough to win the first silverware of the Andrea Pirlo era. Juve have been off the pace in Serie A so far this season, currently finding themselves 10 points behind leaders AC Milan – though they do have a game in hand.  
Jurgen Klopp Reveals What Alisson Becker Said about Burnley Penalty after Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat
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Jurgen Klopp Reveals What Alisson Becker Said about Burnley Penalty after Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat

Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp, has revealed that goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, felt the referee was wrong to award Burnley a penalty during their 1-0 Premier League defeat on Thursday night. Burnley defeated Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield, thanks to Ashley Barnes’ late penalty. Barnes won the penalty for the visitors after Becker appeared to have made contact with the striker, but the Brazilian shot-stopper says there was no contact. “We had the ball a lot, created some and did not finish the situations off,” Klopp said at the post-match press conference after the game. “That keeps the game open, and then they get the penalty – Alisson told me he didn’t touch him, but I didn’t see it back.” The defeat against Burnley means Liverpool are now in the 4th position ...
Former Super Eagles Assistant Coach Joe Erico is Dead
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Former Super Eagles Assistant Coach Joe Erico is Dead

Super Eagles former goalkeeper trainer and assistant coach, Joe Erico, has died aged 72. Erico reportedly passed away on Tuesday morning, January 19, in Lagos surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. A relative of the coach known as Tomiwa Aghedo, confirmed the sad news to Goal.com stating that the coach complained of stomach ache before he died. “I feel sad informing you that coach Joe Erico passed away [Tuesday],” Aghedo told Goal. “He complained of stomach ache yesterday and he was subsequently rushed to the hospital, where he was told to present his Covid-19 test result before he would be attended to. “Coach Erico went for the test as directed and very early Tuesday morning he passed away. It’s terrible news at this point in time and everyone of us is...
‘It takes real courage to hear the worst about you & still walk with your head held high’ – Kelly Khumalo
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‘It takes real courage to hear the worst about you & still walk with your head held high’ – Kelly Khumalo

South African singer, Kelly Khumalo has spoken about how her tenacious spirit gets her past the negativity thrown at her. The singer took to Instagram this week to share a snap of herself looking radiant. In a caption she wrote that she was a “god that was downgraded to a queen”. “It takes real courage to hear the worst things about you and still walk with your head held high, After all, I am a god that was downgraded to a queen,” she wrote. The reality TV star opened up in August last year about the hate she got after the death of her daughter's father, former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. Senzo was gunned down at Kelly's family home in Vosloorus during an alleged house robbery in 2014. In an interview on MassivMetro, DJ Sbu asked Kelly what she would say to Se...
Eye-catching Mendy stat highlights keeper’s impact at Chelsea
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Eye-catching Mendy stat highlights keeper’s impact at Chelsea

The Senegal stopper kept yet another clean sheet in the Blues’ 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday Edouard Mendy has only been a Premier League keeper for two months, but already the Chelsea new boy is setting the standard for goalkeeper in the top flight. In keeping a clean sheet against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, the Senegal stopper has taken his tally of shutouts in the Prem to five. Already, he’s registered more clean sheets in the top flight than any other keeper in the Premier League so far this season, which is remarkable considering he’s only played six matches so far.  
Edouard Mendy shares secret to his fine start to life at Chelsea
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Edouard Mendy shares secret to his fine start to life at Chelsea

The 28-year-old has immediately established himself in Frank Lampard's side since he joined on a permanent contract in September Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has highlighted the relationship between players and staff as a key factor that has helped him settled down quickly at Stamford Bridge. Since he joined the Blues on a five-year contract from Rennes in September, the Senegal international has kept seven clean sheets in 10 appearances across all competitions. He explained how he has displaced Kepa Arrizabalaga as Chelsea no. 1 and how the presence of France defenders has made communication easy for him.
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.
Club Brugge’s Dennis ‘overjoyed’ with goal against FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
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Club Brugge’s Dennis ‘overjoyed’ with goal against FC Zenit Saint Petersburg

The Nigeria international revels in his strike that got the Belgian top-flight outfit going against the Lions Emmanuel Dennis is overjoyed with his goal which propelled Club Brugge to a 2-1 win over FC Zenit Saint Petersburg on Tuesday night. Philippe Clement’s men went to Krestovsky Stadium as underdogs owing to the absence of key players against the Russian Premier League title holders. The Belgians were without goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Cote d’Ivoire’s Odilon Kossounou and Michael Krmencik, who are in isolation after contracting Covid-19, while Simon Deli was unavailable due to suspension. Nevertheless, they took the lead in the 63rd minute after the Nigerian followed up on Charles De Ketelaere’s blocked shot to slot the ball past goalkeeper Mikhail Kerzhakov.
Chelsea failing to rekindle Cech & Terry glory days’
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Chelsea failing to rekindle Cech & Terry glory days’

The former England international goalkeeper, who saw out his career at Stamford Bridge, admits success is “impossible” without a “solid basis” Chelsea’s defensive issues are making it “impossible” for them to hit ultimate targets, admits Rob Green, with the Blues failing to recapture the glory days of when Petr Cech and John Terry were in their pomp. Frank Lampard has been doing his best to emulate those efforts and big money has been invested at Stamford Bridge, with Roman Abramovich once again rolling recruitment dice over the summer. Additions at the back formed part of an elaborate spending spree, with the likes of Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy snapped up.
Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet tests positive for coronavirus
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Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet tests positive for coronavirus

Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet has tested positive for coronavirus.   The Belgian stopper is one of four Club Bruges staff members who returned positive test results after the club carried out massive testing ahead of their Champions League clash with Zenit Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, October 20.   Players Odilon Kossounou, Michael Krmencik, and CEO Vincent Mannaert are the other three people to test positive.   A club statement read: "On Saturday morning, the entire Bruges delegation was tested for Covid-19 in anticipation of the European match in and against Saint Petersburg.   "Internationals Simon Mignolet and Odilon Kossounou and attacker Michael Krmencik tested positive.   "CEO Vincent Mannaert also passed a positiv...
Ukraine includes 45-year-old retired goalkeeper in squad to face France after three other stoppers tested positive for COVID-19
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Ukraine includes 45-year-old retired goalkeeper in squad to face France after three other stoppers tested positive for COVID-19

Ukraine has included 45-year-old retired goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy in the squad for Wednesday's friendly against France after three other keepers tested positive for COVID-19.  Shovkovskiy, who made around 90 appearances for Ukraine before his retirement in 2016, is currently assistant to head coach Andriy Shevchenko. The country's football federation (UAF) said in a statement that he is in “good physical shape” and will provide emergency backup to Georgiy Bushchan, currently, the team's only fit goalkeeper. A statement from the Ukraine FA said: "Oleksandr Shovkovskiy ended his professional career as a player in December 2016, but keeps himself in good physical shape, constantly conducting individual training.     ...
Kepa not living the dream but still feels ‘very good’ at Chelsea despite losing his place
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Kepa not living the dream but still feels ‘very good’ at Chelsea despite losing his place

The most expensive goalkeeper in world football has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge, but believes he can win his place back with the Blues Kepa Arrizabalaga admits he is not in a “dream situation” at Chelsea, with a number of costly errors seeing him lose his place in the team, but the Spanish goalkeeper claims to still feel “very good” at Stamford Bridge. An international break is offering the 26-year-old custodian welcome respite from the negative attention he continues to attract in west London. There were plenty of suggestions that he could be on the move before the summer transfer window slammed shut, but Monday’s deadline passed with no deal put in place.
“I Am So Excited To Be Joining Chelsea” – Mendy
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“I Am So Excited To Be Joining Chelsea” – Mendy

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes for £22m on a five-year deal. The 28-year-old will compete with goalkeepers Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot at Stamford Bridge this season. Mendy said: "I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started." On signing the Senegalese, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: "As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. "Edouard arrives following a season of real success w...
Chelsea Complete The Signing Of Edouard Mendy From Rennes
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Chelsea Complete The Signing Of Edouard Mendy From Rennes

Chelsea complete the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes, with the goalkeeper joining on a five-year deal at a cost of £22 million ($29m). The Senegalese international has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot between the posts in the season ahead. After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: ‘I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.’ On signing Mendy, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper t...
‘Thiago is a winner and joined Liverpool for titles’ – Adrian
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‘Thiago is a winner and joined Liverpool for titles’ – Adrian

The Reds goalkeeper is delighted to have a Spain international alongside him on Merseyside, with another notable transfer coup completed Thiago Alcantara is a “world-class” talent and has linked up with Liverpool in order to enhance his reputation as a “winner”, says Reds goalkeeper Adrian. Jurgen Klopp has added another match-altering talent to his ranks at Anfield. Thiago, as one of the finest manipulators of a ball in the global game, has added his considerable ability to a star-studded squad on Merseyside.
Arsenal complete £1m deal to add goalkeeper Runarsson on four-year deal
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Arsenal complete £1m deal to add goalkeeper Runarsson on four-year deal

The Gunners have signed a new backup for Bernd Leno following Emiliano Martinez's departure Arsenal have completed the signing of Iceland international Runar Alex Runarsson, the club announced on Monday. The goalkeeper signs on a four-year contract from French club Dijon, moving to the Emirates in the wake of Emiliano Martinez's departure for Aston Villa. With Martinez gone, Arsenal were in the market for a backup goalkeeper, with Runarsson making the move to London to fill that role in a deal worth just over £1 million (€1.1m/$1.3m).
Sparta Rotterdam Confirm Okoye’s Invitation For Super Eagles October Friendlies
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Sparta Rotterdam Confirm Okoye’s Invitation For Super Eagles October Friendlies

Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam have revealed their goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has been included in Super Eagles’ squad for next month’s friendlies against Cote d’l voire and Tunisia. The Super Eagles will face the Elephants of Cote d’l voire on October 9 and later the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on October 13. Both games will take place at a yet to be named venue in Austria. Head coach of the three-time African champions Gernot Rohr is yet to release the list of players for the games. “Maduka Okoye has been included in Nigeria’s final squad. The Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper is simply international of the Supereagles. With Nigeria, he will compete against Ivory Coast (on October 9) and Tunisia (October 13). The matches will be played in Austria, reads a statement on the club’s website. ...
Liverpool to sign Brazilian teenage goalkeeper Pitaluga from Fluminense in £2m deal
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Liverpool to sign Brazilian teenage goalkeeper Pitaluga from Fluminense in £2m deal

The 17-year-old, who won the U17 World Cup with Brazil in 2019, will move to Merseyside and will link up with Barry Lewtas' under-23 side this season Liverpool will complete the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga from Fluminense this week,  Goal  has learned. The Reds have agreed a deal that could cost them up to £2 million ($2.6m) for the 17-year-old, who will join the club’s academy set-up initially. Pitaluga, who was part of the Brazilian under-17 squad which won their age group World Cup on home soil in 2019, is due to arrive on Merseyside to complete a medical and finalise his move. The teenager holds a German passport, which has enabled him to make the transfer prior to his 18th birthday.
Fulham sign Areola on loan from PSG after Real Madrid spell
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Fulham sign Areola on loan from PSG after Real Madrid spell

The 27-year-old made nine total appearances while serving as the back-up to Thibaut Courtois last term Fulham have announced the signing of France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on loan from Paris Saint-Germain. The 27-year-old will spend the 2020-21 season with the newly promoted side, who will hold an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season. Areola joins the Cottagers after spending last season on loan with Real Madrid, where he made nine total appearances while serving as the back-up to Thibaut Courtois.
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Mbappe: PSG have to buy players to fulfil Champions League ambition

The 21-year-old is determined to seal the European title with the club but says they need to sign the right players to make it happen Kylian Mbappe says Paris Saint-Germain must make smart decisions in the transfer market if they are to achieve their dream of winning the Champions League. After sealing a treble of trophies in France, Thomas Tuchel's men reached the Champions League final for the first time last season, but were bested by Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, with PSG youth academy product Kingsley Coman netting the decisive goal. The Ligue 1 champions have seen the likes of Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Eric Choupo-Moting and Thomas Meunier leave this summer, while their only signings have been striker Mauro Icardi and goalkeeper Sergio Rico, who joined on permanent...
‘De Gea definitely starts as number one!’ – Henderson still has ‘a lot to prove’ at Man Utd, says Neville
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‘De Gea definitely starts as number one!’ – Henderson still has ‘a lot to prove’ at Man Utd, says Neville

The former Red Devils defender cannot see the pecking order between the sticks at Old Trafford changing just yet David de Gea "definitely starts as number one" for Manchester United next season, according to Gary Neville, who says Dean Henderson still has "a lot to prove". Not so long ago, De Gea was revered as the world's finest goalkeeper, having spared United's blushes on numerous occasions as the last line of defence during a frustrating transitional period. However, the Spaniard has occasionally seen his standards slip under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with basic handling and positioning errors creeping into his game over the past two seasons.
Man Utd goalkeeper Henderson still Sheffield United transfer target despite Ramsdale interest
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Man Utd goalkeeper Henderson still Sheffield United transfer target despite Ramsdale interest

The goalkeeper has been on loan at Bramall Lane and could return for another spell despite the Blades being in the market for a potential replacement Sheffield United are still considering a loan move for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson despite being on the verge of completing a transfer for Aaron Ramsdale. It is understood Chris Wilder is still interested in having the 23-year-old back next season, having spent the last two campaigns at Bramall Lane, and the club could submit a loan request to United next week. The Blades are anticipated to complete the signing of Ramsdale from Bournemouth but the 22-year-old’s transfer has not led to the Yorkshire side dropping their interest in Henderson.
How Ajax goalkeeper Onana spent his summer vacation in Cameroon
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How Ajax goalkeeper Onana spent his summer vacation in Cameroon

The Indomitable Lions goalkeeper made the most of his break from football activities in Yaounde Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana spent his summer holiday in Cameroon helping the less-privileged with food and basic supplies. Onana, through his Andre Onana Foundation, visited four orphanages in Yaounde - the Central African country's capital. The homes visited by the 24-year-old include Saint Therese Orphanage, Foundation Fact Orphanage, Sainte Rita Orphanage and Foyer - School for the Blind Children Orphanage.
Veteran Manchester City Goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo Leaves Etihad Stadium
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Veteran Manchester City Goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo Leaves Etihad Stadium

Veteran keeper Claudio Bravo has left Manchester City after his contract with the Premier League runners-up expired.The Chilean, 37, signed a four-year deal at City when he made a £15.4m move from Spanish giants Barcelona in 2016.Bravo's performances came under scrutiny in a difficult debut 2016-17 season where City did not win a trophy under new boss Pep Guardiola.Brazil keeper Ederson then arrived in June 2017, leaving Bravo largely restricted to playing in cup games.In total, Bravo made 61 appearances for City and kept 20 clean sheets.More than half of his appearances came in cup matches, with Bravo making only seven Premier League starts after his debut season in England.The Chile international had been signed to replace England's Joe Hart, with Guardiola going back to his former ...
Joe Hart has completed a free move to Tottenham after agreeing two-year deal
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Joe Hart has completed a free move to Tottenham after agreeing two-year deal

Joe Hart has completed his shock move to Tottenham as cover for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The former England international underwent medical tests on Monday and has signed a two-year contract on around £50,000 a week as Jose Mourinho adds experience to his squad. Sportsmail revealed on Monday that Hart was set to seal his switch to the capital today, which the 33-year-old hinting the move was imminent as he wrote 'big day' in an Instagram story.
Man Utd vs Copenhagen: I Must Make Difficult Decision About Goalkeepers – Solskjaer
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Man Utd vs Copenhagen: I Must Make Difficult Decision About Goalkeepers – Solskjaer

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted he must make a “difficult” decision as he chooses who becomes first-choice goalkeeper next season. Solskjaer stuck with David de Gea last season, despite a string of high-profile errors. However, De Gea will have two top keepers pushing him next season. Argentina international Sergio Romero is regarded as the best back-up option in the Premier League and Dean Henderson will return from an impressive two seasons on loan at Sheffield United. “I think I must be the most privileged manager in the world with the goalkeeping department,” Solskhaer said ahead of United’s Europa League quarter-final tie with Copenhagen. “We’ll see what we’ll do going forward. Difficult? Yes. But that’s a good problem to have.” United...
Man City vs Real Madrid: Zidane’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed
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Man City vs Real Madrid: Zidane’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, has released a 24-man squad to tackle Manchester City in Friday’s Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixture at the Etihad Stadium. Zidane excluded forward, Gareth Bale in the squad to face Pep Guardiola’s men. The Frenchman announced the list in a post through the club’s official website. Zidane’s men head to the game after losing 2-1 in the first-leg encounter a few months ago. Real Madrid squad against Man City: Goalkeeper: Courtois, Areola and Altube. Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Mendy and Javi Hernández. Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde and Isco. Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez, Jović, Asensio, Brahim, Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo. The match is scheduled for 8 pm. ...
‘De Gea’s still top & Man Utd don’t need change’ – Giggs insists Spaniard is not in ‘decline’
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‘De Gea’s still top & Man Utd don’t need change’ – Giggs insists Spaniard is not in ‘decline’

The Red Devils legend admits that mistakes have crept into the game of a once reliable performer, but he still considers him to be one of the best David de Gea remains a “top goalkeeper” and Manchester United do not need to be considering a change any time soon, claims Ryan Giggs, with the Red Devils legend rejecting any suggestion that the Spanish shot-stopper is in “decline”. Questions have been asked of the last line of defence at Old Trafford on the back of a few costly errors. As a four-time Player of the Year at the Theatre of Dreams, De Gea has been a model of consistency across much of his spell in England.
‘There’s something wrong when De Gea sets for shots’ – Bosnich points out technical flaw in Man Utd keeper’s game
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‘There’s something wrong when De Gea sets for shots’ – Bosnich points out technical flaw in Man Utd keeper’s game

The man who once served between the sticks at Old Trafford himself has highlighted the reasons behind the Spanish shot-stopper's recent slump in form Mark Bosnich has pointed out a key technical flaw in David de Gea's game, insisting "there is something wrong" when the Manchester United goalkeeper "sets for shots". De Gea carved out a reputation as arguably the finest goalkeeper in world football during his first eight years on United's books, having arrived at Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011. The Spain international has been named the club's player of the year on three occasions, with his performances between the sticks helping to limit the damage during a frustrating transitional period for the club.
Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi escapes punishment despite grabbing Brighton’s Maupay by the throat
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Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi escapes punishment despite grabbing Brighton’s Maupay by the throat

The Frenchman will not face any disciplinary action after being involved in a heated confrontation with the Seagulls striker at the Amex Stadium Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has escaped punishment from the FA despite being caught on camera grabbing Brighton's Neal Maupay by the throat. The Gunners succumbed to a surprise defeat at the hands of Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with Lewis Dunk and Maupay finding the net to complete a stunning turnaround for the hosts after Nicolas Pepe's second-half opener. Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno was forced to leave the pitch on a stretcher after a collision with Maupay earlier in the contest, which provoked a strong reaction from Guendouzi.
What Arteta told Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat to Brighton
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What Arteta told Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat to Brighton

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said he told his players to control their emotions better, after a scene was created during their 2-1 defeat at Brighton last Saturday. Some of Arteta’s squad members were furious with Neal Maupay after he clashed with goalkeeper, Bernd Leno in the first half. Leno was later taken off on a stretcher and replaced with Emi Martinez. Maupay went on to score the winner late in extra time as Arsenal lost two of their matches since the restart. The striker was surrounded by Arsenal players after the final whistle and Matteo Guendouzi had to be pulled away after placing his hands around Maupay’s throat. “When we show frustration, we have to show it in the right way. “I haven’t seen the images (of Guendouzi) or what h...
What Solskjaer Said about De Gea after Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw at Tottenham
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What Solskjaer Said about De Gea after Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw at Tottenham

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has defended David de Gea following his howler in their 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. De Gea failed to keep out Steven Bergwijn’s powerful out, as Spurs took a 1-0 lead in the first half. However, United were able to snatch a point, after Paul Pogba was fouled inside the penalty area. Bruno Fernandes stepped up to slam the ball past Hugo Lloris. Former United captain, Roy Keane, labelled De Gea as “most overrated goalkeper” ever following the error. But Solskjaer fired back, claiming the ball changed direction. “David is a disappointed obviously with it but the ball was moving through the air,’ said the United boss. “We reacted well and he had a good save about five...
De Gea Under Fire after Error in Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw with Tottenham
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De Gea Under Fire after Error in Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw with Tottenham

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has blamed David de Gea for the goal Tottenham Hotspur scored, during a 1-1 game in the Premier League on Friday. Providing commentary on Sky Sports, Neville said De Gea will be “extremely disappointed” with himself, for failing to keep out Steven Bergwijn’s shot. The Spanish goalkeeper fumbled Bergwijn’s effort into his net, to give Spurs the lead. However, Bruno Fernandes made it 1-1, after Eric Dier fouled Paul Pogba inside the penalty area. “I think David de Gea will be extremely disappointed. He’s got to save that. “Bergwjin does really well. He’s got past Harry Maguire. But that shot is really close to De Gea. That’s really poor from the goalkeeper. Really poor. “It’s fine margins. Hugo Lloris made a key save fro...
Roy Keane Says De Gea And Maguire Shouldn’t Join Team Bus After Drawing Spurs
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Roy Keane Says De Gea And Maguire Shouldn’t Join Team Bus After Drawing Spurs

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane said he is "sick to death" of David de Gea - and that the goalkeeper and captain Harry Maguire should be made to get a taxi back from Tottenham. Keane, who won seven Premier League titles with United, ranted at half-time after Steven Bergwijn ran past Maguire and fired through De Gea to score. "I wouldn't even let them on the bus after the match," he told Sky Sports. "Get a taxi back to Manchester. They should hang their heads in shame." Bergwijn easily beat England international Maguire for pace, and De Gea could not hold his powerful shot as Jose Mourinho's side took a half-time lead over his former club in Friday's Premier League match, which ended 1-1. De Gea has made the joint-highest number of errors leading to a goal of any ...
Bosnich Urges Manchester United to Retain French midfielder,Pogba
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Bosnich Urges Manchester United to Retain French midfielder,Pogba

The former Red Devils goalkeeper still believes the World Cup winner has an "integral" role to play in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad Paul Pogba is "one of the best players in the world" and "near impossible to replace", according to Mark Bosnich, who has urged Manchester United to keep hold of the French midfielder. Pogba returned to United for a second spell from Juventus in an £89 million (£112m) deal back in 2016, becoming the most expensive signing in the club's history in the process. He has since racked up 143 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 31 goals, while also getting his hands on the Europa League and Carabao Cup. However, the 27-year-old has so far been unable to inspire United towards Premier League or Champions League success, amid persistent struggles for f...
Manchester United and Sheffield United hold Talks Over Deal for Henderson to Stay at Bramall Lane next Season
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Manchester United and Sheffield United hold Talks Over Deal for Henderson to Stay at Bramall Lane next Season

Chris Wilder is optimistic that an agreement can be reached for the goalkeeper to continue his development with the Blades Sheffield United have held talks with Manchester United over keeping Dean Henderson at Bramall Lane beyond the current season. Henderson has spent the past two campaigns on loan at Bramall Lane and his current agreement is due to expire at the end of June. However, with the season being extended due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Blades have spoken to United regarding a short-term agreement to retain Henderson.
Chelsea set to miss out on Burki as goalkeeper teases new Borussia Dortmund contract
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Chelsea set to miss out on Burki as goalkeeper teases new Borussia Dortmund contract

The Swiss stopper has been Dortmund's first-choice goalkeeper for five seasons, and his stay at the club is set to continue Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki is set to quash speculation about his future by signing a new contract with the Bundesliga giants in the next week. Linked to Chelsea recently, Burki has confirmed he will commit to Dortmund after reaching an agreement over an extension to his deal. The 29-year-old revealed the news after Saturday's 1-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf, which came thanks to Erling Haaland's stoppage-time header.
No big deal if Onana sits on the bench at Barcelona or PSG – Mboma
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No big deal if Onana sits on the bench at Barcelona or PSG – Mboma

The Indomitable Lions legend has added his voice concerning the reported interest in the 24-year-old goalkeeper Former Cameroon striker Patrick Mboma believes it would be worth it for Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana to sign for Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain even if it means limited game time. Onana has been linked with a big move away from the Dutch giants in the next transfer window with La Liga giants Barca, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly keen to take him on board. If he picks Barcelona, he would be returning to the Catalonia side where he attended La Masia for five years before joining Ajax in 2015.
Everton good enough to beat Liverpool – Pickford
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Everton good enough to beat Liverpool – Pickford

The England No.1 has backed the Toffees to turn the tables on their rivals after losing 5-2 at Anfield in December Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has backed his team to beat Liverpool in the forthcoming Merseyside derby. The Toffees have a notoriously poor record against their local rivals, having lost 5-2 at Anfield in December, while the Reds stand on the cusp of winning a first title in the Premier League era, requiring only six points from their remaining nine fixtures. Play, however, has been halted in England for over three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but is slated to restart in mid-June.
FC Dallas’ Gonzalez suspended due to alleged domestic abuse incidents
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FC Dallas’ Gonzalez suspended due to alleged domestic abuse incidents

The goalkeeper will be ineligible to participate in team activities as MLS investigates MLS has announced that FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez has been suspended following alleged incidents of domestic abuse. The league is conducting an investigation into the accusations after a report was recently made to the Frisco Police Department. While those investigations are ongoing, Gonzalez will undergo an assessment by doctors and will be ineligible to join FC Dallas for any team activities.
Atletico assistant Burgos to leave and pursue head coach dream
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Atletico assistant Burgos to leave and pursue head coach dream

The former goalkeeper has worked as Simeone's No. 2 for more than a decade but is now planning to strike out on his own Diego Simeone's long-time Atletico Madrid assistant German Burgos is to leave at the end of the season to pursue his ambition of becoming a head coach. Burgos was a team-mate of Simeone's at Atletico and the Argentina national team before linking up with El Cholo again as an assistant at Catania and then Racing Club. Simeone brought Burgos with him to the Spanish capital in 2011 and he helped secure La Liga glory for Atletico in the 2013-14 campaign.
Super Eagles Goalkeeper to be Eligible for South African Citizenship
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Super Eagles Goalkeeper to be Eligible for South African Citizenship

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, will be eligible to apply for South African citizenship next season, SportingLife reports. Akpeyi arrived in the country in 2015, which means he would have completed a five-year stay in South Africa at the end of the current campaign. The 33-year-old signed for Chippa United from Warri Rovers, before joining Amakhosi in January 2018 after Itumeleng Khune got injured. Akpeyi managed to keep the No.1 shirt at the club, relegating Khune to the bench, especially this season. However, for the Soweto giants to use the space left in their foreign quota, they would have to win their appeal against the two-window transfer ban imposed by FIFA in February this year. With Akpeyi set to be registered as a local...
Martial to Leave Man Utd on one Condition
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Martial to Leave Man Utd on one Condition

Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial, could leave the club if they sign a world-class striker this summer transfer window. This claim was made by former West Ham United goalkeeper, Shaka Hislop. The likes of Lyon’s Moussa Dembele and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner have been linked with a move to Man United in the past. But Hislop now feels Martial should be accessing his options. “I can see [Martial] departing Old Trafford,” Hislop told ESPN. “At times he’s cut a forlorn figure and not looked happy with his football. “The challenge is, I don’t see why Manchester United let him go right now. “Manchester United don’t have an awful lot of world-class talent in that dressing room, and Martial is one of their brightest talents. “So u...
Musa ‘was crying while playing’ – Ex-Leicester City winger on journey to stardom
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Musa ‘was crying while playing’ – Ex-Leicester City winger on journey to stardom

The Super Eagles winger has spoken of the challenges he encountered on his way to reaching the peak of his career Former Leicester City forward and Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa has opened up on his journey to stardom and the difficulties he faced. The forward revealed he started his career as a goalkeeper while in primary school and was so good in the position he was made the school’s games prefect. Musa later switched to an outfield player and joined GBS Football Academy and his pace and dazzling skills distinguished him in the youth team.
Courtois: Real Madrid will keep fighting to win La Liga
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Courtois: Real Madrid will keep fighting to win La Liga

While his side may be two points behind Barcelona, the Belgian is looking forward to the return of football in Spain Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is looking to help guide his side to a league title when the season gets back underway. La Liga was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Barcelona holding a two-point lead over Madrid when the campaign was stopped. Recently, clubs in Spain have been permitted to return to training, with small group sessions permitted as teams look to regain fitness.
Barcelona Goalkeeper Neto Interesting Arsenal
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Barcelona Goalkeeper Neto Interesting Arsenal

Barcelona goalkeeper Neto is interesting Arsenal. The Daily Express says Arsenal are looking to sign Neto as back-up for Bernd Leno. Reports in Spain suggest the Catalan giants are ready to offload the Brazilian, who has been limited to a handful of appearances as Marc-Andre ter Stegen's understudy. Neto has a contract until 2022 but Arsenal could pick up the 30-year-old for a cut-price fee. Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and AC Milan are also in the hunt.
Leicester, Everton join Prem scramble for Ugurcan Cakir
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Leicester, Everton join Prem scramble for Ugurcan Cakir

Premier League interest in Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir is growing. Fanatik says Leicester City and Everton have joined long time suitors Liverpool and Tottenham in the race for Cakir's signature. In England, there's a confidence Trabzonspor would be prepared to sell Cakir for £18m. Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu announced last month he'd rejected a euro;20m offer for Cakir from an unnamed foreign club. The 24 year-old is viewed in England as a goalkeeper to develop into an eventual No1
James up front! Man City goalkeeper experiment will never be repeated, says ex-Blues stopper Weaver
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James up front! Man City goalkeeper experiment will never be repeated, says ex-Blues stopper Weaver

Back in 2005, Stuart Pearce took the bizarre decision to use the England international shot-stopper as a striker when the Blues needed a goal Manchester City’s experiment from May 2005 which saw them stick David James up front will never be repeated, says former Blues goalkeeper Nicky Weaver. Stuart Pearce was the man to make a rather baffling coaching call towards the end of a Premier League meeting with Middlesbrough. City needed a goal late on in that contest to book themselves a place in the UEFA Cup.
Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Cech names Rooney as toughest opponent
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Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Cech names Rooney as toughest opponent

The Blues legend faced plenty of top-caliber strikers during his career, but rates the all-time Man Utd top scorer as the best Legendary Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has named ex-Manchester United and Everton striker Wayne Rooney as the toughest opponent he has faced during his career. Now retired, Cech played 443 Premier League matches for the Blues and Arsenal, and claimed English titles with the Stamford Bridge side, whom he also helped to their Champions League success in 2012. As one of the modern greats in his profession, Cech has faced many of the game’s greatest stars but the goalkeeper rated Rooney above the rest.