Thursday, February 20, 2020

Jonathan Ledger

    Nigeria’s Bonaventure scores as Man United draw in Brugge

Nigeria’s Bonaventure scores as Man United draw in Brugge

Club Brugge were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United in their Europa League round-of 32 encounter in Belgium with Anthony Martial cancelling out Emmanuel Bonaventure’s goal. The striker, who has played in all of Club Brugge's six European games this season, led the former Belgium Super League champions' attack while Ighalo continues to warm his way up the Red [...]

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    UCL: Haaland shines for Dortmund as Atletico Madrid beat Liverpool

UCL: Haaland shines for Dortmund as Atletico Madrid beat Liverpool

Atletico Madrid's early goal and gritty performance delivered a 1-0 win over Liverpool, the UCL defending champions, at their Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Spain. Atletico had won only once in seven games coming into this encounter, while the World Club champions and runaway EPL leaders are on a 14-game unbeaten streak in all competitions. Atletico Madrid, finalists twice under Diego Someone, stormed [...]

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    Tottenham win against Manchester City gifts Liverpool 22-point lead

Tottenham win against Manchester City gifts Liverpool 22-point lead

Tottenham Hotspur defeated wasteful Manchester City, thanks to goals from debutant Steve Bergwijn and Heung-Min Son. In an entertaining encounter high on drama, Pep Guardiola's Man City peltered Tottenham's goal and should have taken the lead minutes from a VAR-awarded penalty kick five minutes before halftime. But Ilkay Gundogan's kick was saved by Hugo Lloris who also prevented Sterling from tucking the rebound. The duo of Sergio Aguero and Riyad Mahrez also missed an open goal before Jose [...]

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    15-year-old Gauff ends Osaka’s title defence in Australian Open shock

15-year-old Gauff ends Osaka’s title defence in Australian Open shock

Coco Gauff, American teenage sensation, has pulled off the latest and biggest upset yet in the Australian Open, defeating Naomi Osaka, defending champion. The shocking win comes at about the same time when Serena William, US tennis star, was eliminated from the tournament by China’s Qiang Wang. The 15-year-old teenager dispatched the Japanese -- ranked fourth in the world -- in straight sets 6-3 [...]

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    Serena Williams crashes out of Australian Open

Serena Williams crashes out of Australian Open

Serena William, American tennis star, has been eliminated from the Australian Open -- in the third round of the tournament. The 38-year-old mother of one was dumped out of the first Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season by China's Qiang Wang, losing 6-4 6-7 (2-7) 7-5. The defeat means Serena's search for a record-breaking 24th Grand Slam singles title continues. Serena uncharacteristically [...]

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    Liverpool beat Man United to establish 16-point lead

Liverpool beat Man United to establish 16-point lead

Liverpool defeated Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield to extend their lead at the top of the English Premier League table to 16 points ahead of Manchester City -- and with a game in hand. It was a commanding display from Jurgen Klopp's side who remain unbeaten this season, with goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohammed Salah doing the damage against [...]

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    Barcelona sack Valverde, appoint Quique Sentien

Barcelona sack Valverde, appoint Quique Sentien

Barcelona have brought an end to the unspectacular reign of their Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde, sacking the former Athletic Bilbao manager due to a series of poor and unconvincing displays. The 55-year-old gaffer's dismissal became palpable after the defending league champions failed to win the Super Cup, conceding two late goals to lose 3-2 to Atletico Madrid. The defeat, which was reminiscent [...]

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    Firmino scores as Liverpool set new record after win over Tottenham

Firmino scores as Liverpool set new record after win over Tottenham

Liverpool earned a hard-fought 1-0 win at Tottenham, thanks to a Roberto Firmino strike to, reach a club record 38 games unbeaten. The unbeaten run conjured by Jurgen Klopp's men surpasses the previous 37 games record set in 1894 -- some 125 years ago. The Reds unbeaten season of 20 wins in 21 games is their best ever start to a season, [...]

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    Oshoala scores four goals in Barca win against Tacon

Oshoala scores four goals in Barca win against Tacon

Fresh from winning her fourth African Women's Footballer of the Year award, Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons forward, has scored four goals in FC Barcelona's 6-0 win over CD Tacon. The Madrid outfit were torn apart in the Women's Spanish Premier Division league encounter played on Saturday. The game was the second-ever women's el clasico encounter following the takeover of CD Tacon by [...]

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    Osimhen: I attribute half of my success to Amunike… he taught me discipline

Osimhen: I attribute half of my success to Amunike… he taught me discipline

Victor Osimhen has been a revelation this season for both club and country. Not only has the lanky 6ft 1” striker hit the ground running at his new club LOSC Lille, he has done same with the Super Eagles of Nigeria. He was also a bright light in the UEFA Champions League, despite Lille's group stage elimination, scoring against both [...]

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    Mahrez scores in Man City comeback win over Leicester

Mahrez scores in Man City comeback win over Leicester

Algeria's Riyad Mahrez scored as Manchester City came from a goal down to defeat Leicester City, his former club, 3-1 at the Etihad stadium. In the battle of the challengers, it was the third-placed defending champions who proved their mettle with Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus' goals ensuring victory against Leicester, who had Super Eagles of Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi on the [...]

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    The unwanted numbers that approve Emery’s sack

The unwanted numbers that approve Emery’s sack

Finally, Unai Emery, the Spanish coach, was shown the exit at Arsenal’s Emirates stadium around noon on Friday -- 18 month after walking into English football as the heir to Arsene Wenger, legendary French manager. Prequel to the news, the 48-year-old Emery would have filled his disengagement form, known as P45 in England, and tasked his legal team to do the [...]

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    Tottenham sack Pochettino

Tottenham sack Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspurs, English Premier League side, have sacked Argentine coach, Mauricio Pochettino as manager of the North London club. The club announced it's decision through Daniel Levy, its chairman, on Tuesday evening. Pochettino, who led the club to the Champions League final last season, where they succumbed to defeat in the hands of Liverpool, had spent five years at the club. The club [...]

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    Liverpool beat Man City to open up eight-point lead

Liverpool beat Man City to open up eight-point lead

Liverpool got a major victory against Manchester City 3-1 thanks to goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in an exhilarating encounter which had a touch of VAR controversy. In the early season potential title decider, Jurgen Klopp's side inflicted a third league defeat on Pep Guardiola's City who dropped to fourth on the log and are nine points behind [...]

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    Liverpool win ten-goal thriller on penalty as Man United beat Chelsea

Liverpool win ten-goal thriller on penalty as Man United beat Chelsea

Liverpool triumphed 5-4 on penalties against Arsenal to qualify for the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup after a goalfest that ended 5-5 at full time. Divock Origi and Gabriel Martinelli both scored braces, and further goals were delivered by Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Willock and James Milner. Arsenal's four goals was the third time they achieved the feat at [...]

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    Salah saves Liverpool as Man United miss two penalties

Salah saves Liverpool as Man United miss two penalties

Mohamed Salah's 75th-minute spot-kick helped Liverpool complete a comeback 2-1 win over Tottenham at Anfield to maintain a five-point lead on the EPL table. The win extended Liverpool's unbeaten record at home to 45 games, while Tottenham has won only once in five league games. Tottenham took a surprise first-minute lead through striker Harry Kane. The captain latched on to Heng-Min Son's [...]

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