Tuesday, January 19

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Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”
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Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”

The German complained about United's defensive approach to their top-of-the-table clash and said their set up was 'the worst thing you can face in the world'. The Reds were unable to break down United's defence throughout the match and extend their run without a Premier League goal to three games. Defenders Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof were standout performers for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, but Klopp was left unimpressed by the 'world class' United after the match. 'We played football, tried to do it, force them back into their own box,' he complained to BBC Sport. 'The worst thing you can face in the world, in football is you play against a side with world-class players and they all defend with all they have, deep in the box and only counter-attack. 'It's really diffic...
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United: Stalemate keeps Red Devils top of Premier League
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Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United: Stalemate keeps Red Devils top of Premier League

Liverpool and Manchester United played out an uneventful goalless draw at Anfield that kept Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side top of the table. Manchester United kept their place at the top of the Premier League after a 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. An encounter of few chances saw the Red Devils extend the champions' scoreless run to three matches, their longest such streak in the top flight since March 2005, in what was Jurgen Klopp's 200th league game in charge. Alisson denied Paul Pogba from arguably the best of the opportunities as United's winless league run against the Reds reached five matches for the first time since 2002.
Chelsea deserved win against Fulham – Lampard
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Chelsea deserved win against Fulham – Lampard

The Blues boss was happy to see his side end their winless run in the Premier League by getting the better of the Craven Cottage side Frank Lampard says Chelsea deserved their victory against Fulham on Saturday. The Blues sealed a 1-0 victory through Mason Mount's strike in the second half, after their opponents saw Antonee Robinson sent off just before half-time. The visitors had not won in their previous three Premier League matches but moved up to seventh in the table with the weekend triumph.
Ighalo: Premier League clubs interested in signing Nigeria forward
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Ighalo: Premier League clubs interested in signing Nigeria forward

The former Super Eagles attacker will end his temporary stay with the Red Devils this month but is being courted by a number of clubs Odion Ighalo’s representative has revealed a number of clubs in the Premier League, Europe, and Middle East have shown their interest in signing the Manchester United forward. Ighalo teamed up with the Red Devils on transfer Deadline Day in January 2020 on an initial six-month loan deal from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua. The former Super Eagles attacker hit the ground running on his arrival, scoring five goals during his first spell with the side to earn an extension at United.
Pogba: Man Utd not at Liverpool’s level but we can win the Premier League
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Pogba: Man Utd not at Liverpool’s level but we can win the Premier League

A win at Anfield would condemn Jurgen Klopp's side to a first home league loss since 2017 and provide a huge boost in confidence for the visitors Paul Pogba admits that Manchester United cannot yet consider themselves to be on the same level as Liverpool until they win the Premier League, although the World Cup winner believes that the Red Devils can lift the title this season. United find themselves at the summit of the English top flight after 17 games played, with a derby date against Jurgen Klopp's second-placed Reds on Sunday the most high-profile match-up of the season so far. The clash at Anfield will provide a massive test of United's mettle, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side seeking to overcome a mental hurdle that has seen them lose in four separate semi-finals since the Norwegian...
Grant Being Considered For Return By Roman Abramovich
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Grant Being Considered For Return By Roman Abramovich

Chelsea's owner believes Grant could provide valuable assistance to Frank Lampard. The Blues' 3-1 defeat to Man City was their latest during a downturn in performances in the Premier League, Lampard and Grant reached the Champions League final together in 2008, The Russian billionaire believes Grant's experience could provide invaluable support to manager Lampard and his staff. Chelsea have won only one of their last six Premier League matches and have dropped to ninth in the table. Grant believes his strengths lie as a team manager rather than behind the scenes, so potentially the 65-year-old's return to Stamford Bridge could be on a short-term basis. "About the current situation, I can say only this. You need to be strong when things are not going well, when things are...
EPL Predictions For Week 18 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 18 – By Owolabi Marcus

  Wolves vs Westbrom - Home Win Leeds vs Brighton - Home Win Westham vs Burnley - Home Win Fulham vs Chelsea - Away Win Leicester vs Southampton - BTS Aston Villa vs Everton - BTS Sheffield vs Tottenham - Away Win Liverpool vs Man United - BTS Man City vs Crystal Palace - Home Win Arsenal vs Newcastle - Home Win If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win... Amount: N31,342 Odds: 120.547 Bet Code >> 2747137 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
Alex Iwobi scores his first Premier League goal in 15 months
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Alex Iwobi scores his first Premier League goal in 15 months

  Nigerian midfielder, Alex Iwobi scored his first league goal in 15 months late Tuesday, January 12, as Everton secured a 2-1 away win over Wolverhampton in their Premier League clash at Molineux. The Super Eagles star was on target in the sixth minute off an assist from Lucas Digne as he coolly finished Digne’s pass into the bottom corner to give Carlo Ancelotti’s side an early lead at the Molineux. However, Wolves midfielder, Ruben Neves was on hand to restore parity for the hosts in the 14th minute. Everton later got the maximum points on offer through Michael Keane’s 76th-minute goal to win the away tie 2-1. Before finally scoring in Tuesday night’s clash, the last time Iwobi scored in the Premier League was in September 2019 and interestingly it was also against W...
Paul Pogba’s Individual Highlights vs Burnley Prove He’s Officially Back To His Best
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Paul Pogba’s Individual Highlights vs Burnley Prove He’s Officially Back To His Best

  Paul Pogba gave one of his best performances in a Manchester United shirt on Tuesday night as his side went three points clear in the Premier League title race. The French midfielder has struggled to really impose himself on the club's season in recent months, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opting for the likes of Fred and Scott McTominay in midfield, but last night's performance against Burnley was nothing short of outstanding. Pogba often found himself further forward against Sean Dyche's side and as a result, he was able to showcase his ability to make a difference in the final third, spraying passes to wide areas while drilling through balls to Anthony Martial. As you can see below, it was a sublime performance from the 27-year-old midfielder, who topped off a great outin...
West Ham Appoint An Ex-Porn Star, Eve Vorley To Their Board
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West Ham Appoint An Ex-Porn Star, Eve Vorley To Their Board

West Ham have appointed Eve Vorley, a director of X-rated films such as 'Lesbian Student Nurses' and 'Hot Housewives on the Job', to their board. Vorley, whose real name is Emma Benton-Hughes, is the partner of West Ham's co-chairman David Sullivan and has been pictured at the London Stadium watching the Hammers in action on numerous occasions. Now, she is stepping up into the day-to-day running of the club who are currently 10th in the Premier League standings. The 55-year-old Vorley was a Page 3 girl and directed a number of adult films in the late 90s and early 2000s. The adult entertainment industry is where her partner Sullivan has made his money - in the Sunday Times richlist, Sullivan's estimated wealth came in it £1.15billion. Vorley has been appointed a director a...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said his players will take part in 11 vs 11 training to get their “rhythm” back, ahead of their crunch clash against Manchester United on January 17. The hectic fixture schedule has meant little respite for Premier League sides. However, after Friday night’s 4-1 victory over Aston Villa in their FA Cup third-round clash at Villa Park, the Reds now have nine days to prepare for their league meeting with United. Klopp named a strong side against a Villa side, which had academy players because of a COVID-19 outbreak at the Midlands club. Liverpool have stuttered in the Premier League and are without a win in their last three games. This poor form has allowed in-form United to make up the ground on them, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a...
FA Surprised At Lack Of Cavani Social Media Training At Man Utd In Wake Of Three Weeks Ban
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FA Surprised At Lack Of Cavani Social Media Training At Man Utd In Wake Of Three Weeks Ban

The Football Association detailed why the Manchester United was hit with a three-match ban for a social media post The Football Association (FA) panel accepted Edinson Cavani did not mean to cause offence with a social media post which resulted in the player receiving a three-match ban. A three-man independent regulatory commission deemed Manchester United striker Cavani should only be imposed with the minimum sanction possible for a response to praise from a friend on Instagram. Following his decisive double in a 3-2 Premier League win at Southampton on November 29, Cavani used a Spanish word often used as a term of endearment in Latin America. He later deleted the post and apologised when it was made clear to him that the phrase could be construed as having racist connotatio...
Premier League announce 40 positive coronavirus cases as new strain rips through top-flight league
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Premier League announce 40 positive coronavirus cases as new strain rips through top-flight league

The Premier League has announced 40 new positive coronavirus cases among players and club staff in the latest round of testing, by far the highest figure recorded in a single week.   In a statement, the top-flight revealed 40 of the 1,575 players and members of staff at the 20 top-flight clubs had returned a positive Covid-19 test.   The Premier League said 28 persons first tested positive from 1,311 tested between December 28 and December 31, with a further 12 positives from 984 players and staff who underwent tests from January 1 to January 3.   The previous record, set on December 29, was just 18, with the massive surge in the past week following reports of a mutant strain of the virus. . The latest round of testing took place between December ...
Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal
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Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal

  Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed how he once played in a Premier League game against Arsenal while drunk. The teenage Ferdinand was at the start of his career with West Ham at the time. He's since explained how there was a drinking culture within the squad, which influenced his behaviour. The future England defender wasn't supposed to be in the matchday squad for the first game of the 1996/97 season at Arsenal, so had three drinks at the bar. Only to find himself summoned to the changing room after West Ham winger Paulo Futre stormed out of the ground in a bizarre row about not getting the No 10 shirt. "When I was young, I was crazy, I could spend all day drinking," Ferdinand explained on The Mo Giligan Podcast. "I could drink 10 pints and then switch ...
Southampton 1-0 Liverpool: Reds get 2021 off to a losing start as Ings strikes early
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Southampton 1-0 Liverpool: Reds get 2021 off to a losing start as Ings strikes early

Danny Ings' early goal was enough for Southampton to end their wait for a win over Liverpool, who put in a toothless display at St Mary's. Liverpool's frustrating run continued as they slipped to a 1-0 Premier League defeat against Southampton, handing further impetus to Manchester United and the chasing pack. Having drawn their final two games of 2020 to West Brom and Newcastle United, Liverpool were downed by an early goal from their former striker Danny Ings at St Mary's. They remain top, above United on goal difference having played a game more ahead of a crunch clash between the two old rivals at Anfield on January 17.
Arsenal Off To Worst League Start In 39 Years After North London Derby Defeat
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Arsenal Off To Worst League Start In 39 Years After North London Derby Defeat

The Gunners were condemned to their sixth Premier League reverse of the new campaign, making some unwanted history in the process Arsenal's woes were deepened in defeat on Sunday as their north London derby loss to Tottenham continued to pile the pressure on Mikel Arteta, leaving the club facing their worst league start for almost four decades. The Gunners were condemned to their sixth Premier League reverse of the new campaign, leaving them closer to the relegation zone than to the summit thanks to goals from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane. With almost a dozen top-flight games under their belt already, Arteta's side look to be facing an uphill battle to secure a top-six berth once more, having only qualified for this year's Europa League through their FA Cup victory in August. ...
Mourinho congratulates Arteta for ‘tough match’ as Tottenham beat Arsenal in derby
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Mourinho congratulates Arteta for ‘tough match’ as Tottenham beat Arsenal in derby

The home side returned to the top of the Premier League after beating their city rivals but the coach says it was anything but an easy win Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said Arsenal made it difficult for his side as they won 2-0 in the north London derby on Sunday, and congratulated Gunners counterpart Mikel Arteta after the match. Spurs took the lead just 13 minutes into the Premier League clash when Son Heung-min smashed home from outside the box. Harry Kane doubled his side's lead when he ran onto a pass from Son and put it past Bernd Leno in first-half stoppage time.
Liverpool 4-0 Wolves: Reds celebrate fans’ Anfield return with emphatic victory
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Liverpool 4-0 Wolves: Reds celebrate fans’ Anfield return with emphatic victory

Goals from Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joel Matip capped a victorious return to Anfield for Liverpool supporters. Liverpool celebrated the return of fans to Anfield with a 4-0 victory over Wolves on Sunday. Sitting three points off the summit of the Premier League following Tottenham's win over Arsenal earlier in the day, the Reds responded by claiming a typically hard-earned victory over Nuno Espirito Santo's side. Goals from Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joel Matip, along with an own goal from Nelson Semedo, ensured they drew level with Spurs on points to move second by virtue of goal difference.
Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal: Kane and Son seal north London bragging rights to send Spurs top
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Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal: Kane and Son seal north London bragging rights to send Spurs top

Jose Mourinho masterminded a second north London derby win as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min sent Tottenham to the top of the Premier League. Harry Kane became the leading scorer in north London derby history and reached 250 career goals as he helped Tottenham to a 2-0 victory over Arsenal. Jose Mourinho's side returned to the Premier League summit in style on Sunday, with Kane's strike in first-half stoppage time putting them two goals ahead at the culmination of a superb counter-attack. Son Heung-min teed up Kane's landmark goal – the England captain's 11th against Arsenal – with the South Korea star having opened the scoring with a sensational 13th-minute effort.
Guardiola explains decision not to make any substitutions in Man City’s win over Fulham
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Guardiola explains decision not to make any substitutions in Man City’s win over Fulham

The Spanish coach has been pushing for the Premier League to allow for more rotation but snubbed the chance to make any changes Pep Guardiola stood by his decision not to utilise any substitutes as Manchester City ran out 2-0 winners at home to Fulham on Saturday. Kevin De Bruyne scored one and set up another as City cruised to a comfortable victory, taking them to within three points of Premier League co-leaders Tottenham and Liverpool ahead of Sunday's action. Despite all but wrapping up the points by half-time, though, Guardiola elected to leave all seven substitutes on the bench.
Klopp singles out Chelsea as Premier League favourites
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Klopp singles out Chelsea as Premier League favourites

The Reds boss believes the Blues have a strong squad and are playing good football, making them strong contenders for the title this year Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Chelsea are the current favourites to win the Premier League this season. The Blues are first in the English top-flight after they beat Leeds 3-1 on Saturday and have a one-point lead over reigning champions Liverpool and Tottenham, who play on Sunday. Klopp believes the London side are the biggest threat to his side's title defence but was quick to stress the Reds remain focused on themselves.
‘He has an incredible gift’ – Lampard delighted by Pulisic return
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‘He has an incredible gift’ – Lampard delighted by Pulisic return

The 22-year-old winger scored his first Premier League goal of the season as they claimed all three points at Stamford Bridge Frank Lampard was happy to see Christian Pulisic score for Chelsea in the 3-1 win against Leeds on Saturday after a difficult start to the season for the winger. Pulisic came off the bench to replace the injured Hakim Ziyech in the first-half of the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge and went on to net his side's third goal of the game. The 22-year-old made just his fifth league appearance of the season, having faced spells on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury and further fitness issues.
Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United: Giroud and Zouma lead Blues to Premier League summit
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Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United: Giroud and Zouma lead Blues to Premier League summit

Chelsea battled back to claim a 3-1 win over Leeds United that takes them top of the Premier League. Olivier Giroud's hot goalscoring form continued as Chelsea came from behind to claim a 3-1 win over Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday, sending the Blues top. Former Chelsea player Patrick Bamford put Leeds ahead with their first shot of the game as Chelsea were punished on the counterattack. Giroud, who scored all four of Chelsea's goals in a Champions League win over Sevilla during the week, equalised just before the half-hour with an instinctive close-range finish.
Injured Ziyech limps off in Chelsea clash against Leeds
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Injured Ziyech limps off in Chelsea clash against Leeds

The Morocco international lasted just 30 minutes before he had to be taken off with a suspected hamstring injury Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech was substituted early against Leeds after sustaining an injury. The Morocco international limped off 30 minutes into the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge and was replaced by Christian Pulisic. The 27-year-old went down after passing to Reece James in the build-up to the Blues' equalising goal, with the defender overlapping on the right side to receive the ball from Ziyech and crossing in to Olivier Giroud to fire home.
Lampard: I want to stay at Chelsea beyond my current contract
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Lampard: I want to stay at Chelsea beyond my current contract

The Blues boss has 18 months left on his deal and isn't yet pushing for contract talks but he has shown his desire to build a long-term project Frank Lampard has addressed his contract situation and has confirmed his desire to remain at Chelsea beyond his current deal. After guiding Chelsea through a transitional season last year, Lampard is now working to take the club to the next level following a summer of spending on new players that cost £220 million ($275m). Those new signings have already made an impact, with the Blues aiming to go top of the Premier League with a win over Leeds United on Saturday, while they are also on a 15-game unbeaten run in all competitions, having won their Champions League group with a game to spare.
‘We’re still Liverpool!’ – Klopp says expectations remain high despite injury woes
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‘We’re still Liverpool!’ – Klopp says expectations remain high despite injury woes

The Reds boss says he will not use absences as an excuse as the team prepares for a busy December Jurgen Klopp insisted Liverpool would not use injuries as an excuse, saying the club's status meant they were still expected to win. Liverpool have endured an injury crisis to begin the season, but are second in the Premier League and have reached the last 16 in the Champions League. In a boost, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita returned to training on Friday, two days before the champions host Wolves.
Andre Ayew: In-form Ghana ace wants to do more than just score goals for Swansea City
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Andre Ayew: In-form Ghana ace wants to do more than just score goals for Swansea City

The 30-year-old wants to have more of an impact on the Jack Army's push for elite division football Swansea City talisman Andre Ayew believes his influence on the team must go beyond simply finding the back of the net as the club continues their chase for Premier League promotion. The Ghana attacker has become a key element in the Jack Army's quest, having become the most trusted source of goals at Liberty Stadium. Last season, he netted 16 times in 46 Championship outings to finish the term as his team's top scorer and most outstanding player. This campaign, he continued just where he left off as he currently stands as the club's top scorer, with six goals in 14 appearances.
‘Mane & Salah relationship is really strong’ – Robertson plays down rift concerns over Liverpool’s star duo
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‘Mane & Salah relationship is really strong’ – Robertson plays down rift concerns over Liverpool’s star duo

The Scotland international says squad harmony has been central to the Reds' success over recent seasons Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has dismissed rumours of a rift between team-mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. There has been speculation in recent months suggesting the Reds duo do not get along, rumours given further credence in October last year when Mane reacted furiously to Salah’s decision to shoot instead of pass to him during a Premier League win at Burnley. Robertson, though, has rubbished those suggestions, insisting such a reaction is natural for players who are paid to be selfish in front of goal.
EPL Predictions For Week 11 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 11 – By Owolabi Marcus

Fulham got their first win of the campaign as they beat Leicester City 2-1 at the King Power stadium. Despite losing Raul Jiminez to injury, Wolves got a well deserved away victory at The Emirates. Brighton forced the premier league champions to a draw, while Manchester United came from two goals down to beat Southampton. So many dramas in week 10, we can only expect more in week 11. Below are my predictions for week 11: Burnley vs Everton - Away Win Man City vs Fulham - Over 2.5 Westham vs Man United - BTS Chelsea vs Leeds - BTS Westbrom vs Crystal Palace - BTS Sheffield vs Leicester - Away Win Tottenham vs Arsenal - BTS Liverpool vs Wolves - BTS Brighton vs Southampton - BTS   If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win... Amount...
Cavani Will Be Energised By Facing PSG, Says Solskjaer
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Cavani Will Be Energised By Facing PSG, Says Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Edinson Cavani will be ready to face his old club Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday despite the distraction of a Football Association investigation into a social media post by the Uruguayan. Cavani’s joy at coming off the bench to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 Premier League win at Southampton on Sunday with two goals and an assist was tempered as after the match he thanked a friend for his congratulations on Instagram using the Spanish term “negrito” (small black person). Despite the affectionate context, Cavani could still fall foul of the FA’s minimum three-match ban for offensive comments on social media. “He’s deeply sorry for the mistake he’s made. There was no malicious intent at all, it was just an affectionate greeting ...
Newcastle game vs Aston Villa postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak
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Newcastle game vs Aston Villa postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak

Newcastle's trip to Aston Villa on Friday has been postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the club. Newcastle had been in dialogue with the Premier League over the postponement of the match after their squad was told to stay away from their training ground following an outbreak of coronavirus. A new date and time for the game, which was due to be shown live on Sky Sports, will be confirmed in due course. A club statement read: "Several Newcastle United players and staff members are now self-isolating at home after returning positive test results in recent days and the club's training centre site has been temporarily closed in order to contain the spread of the virus. "With the Magpies' first team currently unable to prepare for the match as a group, Newcastle United lodged...
Raul Jimenez Suffers Broken Skull After Clash Of Heads With David Luiz
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Raul Jimenez Suffers Broken Skull After Clash Of Heads With David Luiz

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has had surgery on a fractured skull suffered in a clash of heads during his side's Premier League win at Arsenal. Sunday's match at Emirates Stadium was in its early stages when Jimenez and Gunners defender David Luiz accidently collided at an Arsenal corner. He was given oxygen on the pitch before being taken to hospital. "Raul is comfortable following an operation last night," Wolves said in a statement. "He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery. "The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help." The game was stopped for arou...
Wolves star Jimenez stretchered off with head injury after clash with David Luiz
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Wolves star Jimenez stretchered off with head injury after clash with David Luiz

The Mexico striker collided with the Arsenal defender in the penalty area and had to be taken from the field Raul Jimenez was stretchered off the field in the early stages of Wolves' Premier League match against Arsenal after suffering a head injury. The striker clashed heads with Arsenal centre-back David Luiz during an aerial challenge in the Wolves box after a corner from Willian. The incident happened just five minutes into the encounter, but a lengthy delay followed as the players received treatment.
Former Senegalese Midfielder, Papa Bouba Diop Is Dead
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Former Senegalese Midfielder, Papa Bouba Diop Is Dead

Former Senegal, Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has died aged 42. Bouba Diop made 129 appearances in the Premier League and also had spells in England with West Ham and Birmingham City. He played for Senegal at the 2002 World Cup and scored the winner in the tournament's opening game as his country beat France 1-0. "Once a World Cup hero, always a World Cup hero," Fifa posted on social media. A post on Fulham's Twitter account said the club was "devastated" and, using Bouba Diop's nickname, added: "Rest well, Wardrobe." BBC WHO IS PAPA BOUBA DIOP? Papa Bouba Diop (28 January 1978 – 29 November 2020) was a Senegalese professional footballer. His preferred position was defensive midfield but he could also play as a centre back, where he previously play...
‘This team is going places’ – Solskjaer bullish over Man Utd future
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‘This team is going places’ – Solskjaer bullish over Man Utd future

The Red Devils boss remains focused on the club and not his own position at the helm Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deflected questions about his long-term future at the club, instead insisting that "this team is going places". The Norwegian club legend is contracted at Old Trafford until 2022 with the Red Devils yet to give any indication of whether they intend to stick with Solskjaer beyond that. United's results so far this season have been mixed with Solskjaer's side winning just four of their first eight Premier League games to currently sit 13th.
EPL Predictions For Week 10 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 10 – By Owolabi Marcus

  Below are my predictions for week 10: Crystal Palace vs Newcastle - Draw Brighton vs Liverpool - Away Win Man City vs Burnley - Home Win Everton vs Leeds - BTS Westbrom vs Sheffield - Draw Southampton vs Man United - BTS Chelsea vs Tottenham - BTS Arsenal vs Wolves - BTS Leicester vs Fulham - Home Win Westham vs Aston Villa - Away Win If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win N241,089. Odds: 927 Bet Code >> 2307893 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
Molde 0-3 Arsenal: Pepe makes amends as Gunners reach next round
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Molde 0-3 Arsenal: Pepe makes amends as Gunners reach next round

Nicolas Pepe scored a fine goal as Arsenal beat Molde to secure their place in the last 32 of the Europa League. Nicolas Pepe was on the scoresheet as Arsenal won 3-0 at Molde to secure their place in the Europa League knockouts. The winger was chastised for being sent off for a headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski during the 0-0 Premier League draw with Leeds United last Sunday. Pepe was handed a chance for redemption by boss Mikel Arteta and duly responded with an impressive performance capped by a fine goal that broke the deadlock at Aker Stadion.
(UEFA Champions League) Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta: EPL champions suffer worst ever home defeat under Jurgen Klopp
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(UEFA Champions League) Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta: EPL champions suffer worst ever home defeat under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool on Wednesday night suffered a 2-0 loss against Atalanta in the Champions League, making it the first time in 137 matches that manager Jurgen Klopp has lost at home by such a margin since joining Liverpool.   In Klopp's previous competitive matches in charge at home, Liverpool have only lost by more than one goal.   The last time the Reds suffered such a heavy defeat at Anfield was in August 2015, when Brendan Rodgers saw his side lose 3-0 to West Ham in the Premier League.     On Wednesday November 25, Liverpool failed to register a single shot on target - the first time they've done so in the Champions League since  2003 while opponents Atalanta  struck twice in the space of five minutes via Josip Illcic and Robin Gosens.   ...
Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Has Drafted In Four Youngsters For His Side’s Europa League Trip To Molde
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Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Has Drafted In Four Youngsters For His Side’s Europa League Trip To Molde

ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta has drafted in FOUR youngsters for his side’s Europa League trip to Molde. After struggling in the Premier League, Mikel Arteta is set to give youth a chance in Europe. Most recently, the Gunners slipped to a 0-0 draw at Leeds after Nicolas Pepe was sent-off for a headbutt. In their previous match, they were thumped 3-0 by Aston Villa. Arsenal now sit 12th in the Premier League table after their horror start to 2020-21, scoring just nine goals in nine games. However, the Gunners have won all three of their opening Group B fixtures in the Europa League – while averaging three goals per game. And having beaten Molde 4-1 at the Emirates earlier this month, Arteta is seemingly confident he can win in Norway with a youthful XI. The Arsenal chief ha...
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Spurs face title test, wounded Liverpool host leaders Leicester

  Tottenham's title credentials face a thorough examination when they host Manchester City as the Premier League returns on Saturday after the international break. Spurs are just a point behind early pace-setters Leicester, but only three points separate the top six, with Chelsea and Aston Villa also having the chance to claim the top spot for a few hours at least when they face Newcastle and Brighton respectively. With the final international fixtures of the year done and dusted, a grueling winter schedule of club football awaits for England's top-flight with nine rounds of league matches before 2 January. Defending champions Liverpool are already bearing the brunt of the hectic schedule as Jurgen Klopp's squad has been ravaged by injury ahead of Leicester's trip to Anfie...
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EPL Predictions For Week 9 – By Owolabi Marcus

  English premier league is never short of drama. Many must have predicted correctly the outcome of some matches, but the shocking result of week 8 has to be Arsenal vs Aston Villa. Villa thrashed Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates stadium as Ollie Watkins continues his fine form with a double against the gunners. What more can we expect this week? Below are my predictions for week 9: Newcastle vs Chelsea - Away Win Aston Villa vs Brighton - Home Win Tottenham vs Man City - BTS Man United vs Westbrom - Home Win Fulham vs Everton - Away Win Sheffield vs Westham - Draw Leeds vs Arsenal - BTS Liverpool vs Leicester - Home Win Burnley vs Crystal Palace - Away Win Wolves vs Southampton - BTS If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win N23...
Manchester United Fans Are Convinced Donny van de Beek Should Start More Often After Starring For The Netherlands
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Manchester United Fans Are Convinced Donny van de Beek Should Start More Often After Starring For The Netherlands

Donny van de Beek showed Manchester United what they've been missing as he starred for the Netherlands against Spain. Van de Beek has yet to start a Premier League game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since joining from Ajax for £35 million in the summer. But he's performed brilliantly whenever he's represented his national team, delivering stellar performances against Italy and Spain. The Dutch midfielder scored for his side in the 1-1 draw with Spain as he impressed United fans with his outing on the international scene. And his individual highlights make for impressive viewing. From breaking up play to neatly setting up attacks. Van de Beek's showing on Wednesday got United talking on social media. One Twitter user wrote: "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hope you are watching what...
Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City
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Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City

The 23-year-old striker earned a point for his side with his equalising goal but believes his team should have sealed the win Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus was not satisfied with his side's 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday. After Mohamed Salah converted a penalty just 13 minutes into the Premier League encounter to give the visitors the lead, Brazilian striker Jesus fired home the equaliser around the half-hour mark to earn a point for his side. But the 23-year-old feels his side should have done better against the defending champions, telling BBC Sport: "The result is not good for us, we know that because we are at home and have to try to win our games here but it was a tough game. They are the champions but we cannot drop these points."
Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson
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Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson

England's top flight has been dominated by Liverpool and the Citizens over the last two years, but the Brazilian doesn't see it like that this season   Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has predicted the tightest Premier League in years, with the Brazil international suggesting that “six or seven sides” could compete for the title. Liverpool ran away with the crown last year, while the season previous it was duel between the Reds and Ederson’s City. Ahead of a clash between the two chief protagonists over the last two years, the shot-stopper believes that the field will be far more open this term.
Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United: Comeback sees Blues keep pace at top
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Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United: Comeback sees Blues keep pace at top

  Despite conceding for the first time in 459 minutes, Chelsea eased to a comprehensive win over Sheffield United. Chelsea kept pace at the top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Sheffield United 4-1 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues had kept clean sheets in each of their last five matches, but saw their goal breached in the ninth minute by David McGoldrick. However, Tammy Abraham equalised and Ben Chilwell gave Chelsea a lead they would not relinquish as their defensive solidity returned thereafter.
Guardiola Compares Man City Vs Liverpool Premier League Clash With US Election
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Guardiola Compares Man City Vs Liverpool Premier League Clash With US Election

Pep Guardiola has compared Manchester City’s Premier League challenge with the US presidential election in a bid to downplay the impact of Sunday’s clash with Liverpool, pointing out “all the votes must be counted”. . City and Liverpool have been the two dominant sides in England for the past three years, with the Reds running away with the league last season after back-to-back titles for Guardiola’s men. . However, with City just six games into their league season and every team in the top-flight having dropped points in at least two games so far, Guardiola believes he must steer his side into contention over the long haul. . “It’s an important game, but like the presidential elections in the United States of America, all the votes must be counted,” he said at his pre-match pres...
EPL Predictions For Week 8 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 8 – By Owolabi Marcus

  Fulham got their first win of the season by beating West Brom 2-0 at the Craven Cottage. Southampton beat Aston Villa 4-3 at Villa Park. Arsenal shocked Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford in week 7 of the English premier league. What more can we expect this week? Below are my predictions for week 8: Brighton vs Burnley - Draw Southampton vs Newcastle - BTS Everton vs Man United - BTS Crystal Palace vs Leeds - Away Win Chelsea vs Sheffield - Home Win Westham vs Fulham - Home Win Westbrom vs Tottenham - Away Win Leicester vs Wolves - BTS Man City vs Liverpool - BTS Arsenal vs Aston Villa - BTS If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win N151,821. Odds: 583.927 Bet Code >> 2099062 You don't necess...
Arsenal beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for first time in 14 years
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Arsenal beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for first time in 14 years

Arsenal won away at Manchester United in the Premier League for the first time in 14 years as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty earned a thoroughly deserved 1-0 win for the Gunners on Sunday. . United’s run without a home win in the league stretches to six games as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men sink to 15th in the table. . Starved of the chance to counter-attack by the visitors’ disciplined set-up, United were far from the threat that thrashed RB Leipzig 5-0 in the Champions League in midweek. . Arsenal have struggled for goals of late, but were gifted the chance to win the game by Paul Pogba’s mis-timed lunge on Hector Bellerin and Aubameyang’s first league goal since the opening day of the season moved Mikel Arteta’s men up to eighth. . Victory also ended a run of 29 games wit...
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Ziyech handed first Chelsea start against Krasnodar

The Morocco international has been included in the Blues starting XI to face the Russian Premier League side Hakim Ziyech has been handed his first Chelsea start against Krasnodar in Wednesday’s Champions League game at Krasnodar Stadium. The Morocco international teamed up with the Stamford Bridge outfit in the summer from Dutch side Ajax. The winger‘s debut was delayed due to a knee injury he suffered during the Blues pre-season game against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Neymar limps off with injury during PSG’s Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir
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Neymar limps off with injury during PSG’s Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir

The winger lasted just 26 minutes in his side's second group stage match before being replaced by Pablo Sarabia Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was forced out of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir as the Brazilian star limped off with an injury. Neymar was forced off inside half an hour in Instanbul with match still scoreless as PSG faced the Turkish side in the second match of the group stage The winger was forced out after 26 minutes, having previously come off the pitch a few minutes earlier due to an apparent injury.