Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    John Terry joins Aston Villa on one-year contract

John Terry joins Aston Villa on one-year contract

Aston Villa has confirmed the signing of former Chelsea captain John Terry.Villa fended off competition from rivals Birmingham to secure the services of the former England captain on a one-year deal."I am delighted to join Aston Villa," Terry said in a statement on Aston Villa's website on Monday."It’s a club I have admired from afar for many years – there [...]

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    How Ugo Ehiogu ‘rejected the call’ to play for Nigeria

How Ugo Ehiogu ‘rejected the call’ to play for Nigeria

The footballing world has been in a state of shock, disbelief and sadness since Ugo Ehiogu, former England defender and Tottenham U-23 team coach, died from cardiac arrest in the early hours of Friday.Ehiogu, who collapsed on Thursday at Tottenham's training ground, had two long spells at Middlesborough and Aston Villa.Despite occasional injury concerns, he enjoyed a glittering career which [...]

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    Ugo Ehiogu hospitalised after collapsing at Tottenham training ground

Ugo Ehiogu hospitalised after collapsing at Tottenham training ground

Ugo Ehiogu, former England and Aston Villa defender, was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on Thursday.Ehiogu, Tottenham's U-23 coach, collapsed at the team's training ground.He was treated on site before he was taken to the hospital.Tottenham broke the news on their Twitter handle: "We can confirm that Ugo Ehiogu is currently in hospital after collapsing at our Training Centre [...]

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    Aston Villa sack Tim Sherwood

Aston Villa sack Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood has been sacked as manager of Aston Villa, the club has confirmed.Sherwood leaves after only taking charge in February, paying the price for the club’s dismal start to the Barclays Premier League season.Assistant manager Ray Wilkins, first-team coach Mark Robson and performance analyst Seamus Brady have also left, with Kevin MacDonald, who has been coaching the under-21s, placed [...]

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    Tottenham to win first league game of new season

Tottenham to win first league game of new season

Tottenham host Everton at White Hart Lane in our star match of the week in the Barclays Premier League.Our soccer analyst this week is a familiar face. He was among our Three Musketeers who entertained you with their in-depth views and near-perfect predictions of all the Premier League games last season. We welcome back Kayode Tijani.CURRENT FORMTottenham will surely want [...]

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    Januzaj grabs winner for Manchester United at Villa Park

Januzaj grabs winner for Manchester United at Villa Park

Manchester United won their second game of the season with a narrow 1-0 victory over Aston Villa thanks to Adnan Januzaj's goal.In the first top-flight match to take place on a Friday night in over a decade, both sides struggled to impose themselves and the positive result for United perhaps outweighed the performance.Januzaj, restored to the starting lineup for the [...]

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    Ghana striker Waris joins Lorient

Ghana striker Waris joins Lorient

Black Stars of Ghana forward, Abdul Majeed Waris, has completed a transfer to Lorient, the French Ligue 1 side announced on Thursday.The 23-year-old had been expected to join Rennes in a $4.4m (£2.82m) deal from Turkish side Trabzonspor but the deal fell through at the last hour and Lorient beat their rivals to the player who has 19 caps [...]

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    Cote d’Ivoire’s Gradel close to Bournemouth switch

Cote d’Ivoire’s Gradel close to Bournemouth switch

Barclays Premier League newcomers Bournemouth are closing in on the signing of St Etienne forward Max Gradel.The Cote d’Ivoire striker had a loan spell with the Cherries in the 2007-08 season and is undergoing a medical with the south coast club.The 27-year-old started his career at Leicester and, after a loan spell at Leeds, moved to Elland Road permanently in [...]

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    Liverpool agree Benteke deal

Liverpool agree Benteke deal

Liverpool have reached an agreement with Aston Villa over the £32.5m transfer of striker Christian Benteke.The Reds met the release clause of the Belgian striker at the end of last week and agreed the structure of the payment with the Midlanders over the weekend.Liverpool’s club doctor will now travel to England from the team's tour of Australia to complete Benteke's [...]

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    Gunners blow Villa away in FA Cup final

Gunners blow Villa away in FA Cup final

Arsenal have retained the FA Cup after a 4-0 demolition of Aston Villa at Wembley.The Gunners went ahead through Theo Walcott’s volley, before Alexis Sanchez’s effort doubled the lead just after half time.Per Mertesacker added a third halfway through the second half, before substitute Olivier Giroud scored the fourth in stoppage time.Arsenal’s win ensured Arsene Wenger moved level with George [...]

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    Hull relegated after goalless draw

Hull relegated after goalless draw

Hull City have been relegated to the Championship after a 0-0 draw with Manchester United and Newcastle's 2-0 win over West Ham condemned them to the drop.The Tigers had to better the Magpies' result, but goals from Moussa Sissoko and Jonas Gutierrez ensured Hull’s goalless draw with the Red Devils came to nothing.Paul McShane and Robbie Brady had goals ruled [...]

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    BPL Preview: Who goes down? Hull City or Newcastle United?

BPL Preview: Who goes down? Hull City or Newcastle United?

The talking point of the last game of the season is not, obviously, on who wins the Barclays Premier League (BPL) title.Rather, the attention is on whom between Hull City and Newcastle United joins Burnley and QPR in the Championship.It’s a straight fight between “City” and “United” so let us play the number game without involving our soccer analysts.Of the [...]

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    Senegalese Mane scores record-breaking hat-trick

Senegalese Mane scores record-breaking hat-trick

Senegal international, Sadio Mane, scored the fastest-ever Barclays Premier League hat-trick against Aston Villa in Southampton’s 6-1 win on Saturday.Mane completed his hat-trick in two minutes and 56 seconds as the Saints made a sensational start against FA Cup finalists Villa at St Mary's Stadium.The midfielder’s quick fire three-goal haul bettered the league's previous best of four minutes and 33 [...]

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    BPL Panel: Man U set to leapfrog Arsenal

BPL Panel: Man U set to leapfrog Arsenal

Manchester United and Arsenal are evenly matched this season as they go into battle for third place.United won 2-1 at the Emirates in the Barclays Premier League (BPL) in November, despite Arsenal dominating for the majority of the match.Arsenal won 2-1 at Old Trafford in the FA Cup in March, despite United dominating for the majority of the match.There's little [...]

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    Fellaini’s winner sends Manchester United past Palace

Fellaini’s winner sends Manchester United past Palace

Marouane Fellaini headed in from close range to give Manchester United three points against Crystal Palace in the Barclays Premier League.  Juan Mata took over penalty duties for the visitors after recent misses from Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie when Scott Dann handled in the first half. The Spaniard made no mistake from the spot.Jason Puncheon came off the [...]

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    BPL: Chelsea to kill Liverpool’s faint UCL hopes

BPL: Chelsea to kill Liverpool’s faint UCL hopes

It’s all about Chelsea at the moment.After winning the Barclays Premier League (BPL) with three games to spare, they will be looking to dent Liverpool’s hope of catching up with the floundering Manchester United and pipping them to a fourth place finish on the log that will guarantee a berth in the UEFA Champions League.So, can Jose Mourinho and his [...]

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