Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tag "Barclays Premier League"

    Hazard saves Chelsea, Moses scores for Stoke

Hazard saves Chelsea, Moses scores for Stoke

Chelsea needed a controversial penalty decision to edge past QPR at Stamford Bridge in the Barclays Premier League (BPL). The Blues had taken the lead in the 32nd minute when Oscar curled in exquisitely with the outside of his foot. But Charlie Austin flicked in a badly-hit Leroy Fer shot in the 62nd to give Harry Redknapp's side hope of earning [...]

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    Owen: Sammy Ameobi can become a ‘wow’ player

Owen: Sammy Ameobi can become a ‘wow’ player

Former England striker, Michael Owen, believes Newcastle United winger Sammy Ameobi can become one of Barclays Premier League's ‘wow’ players. After many years on the fringes, Ameobi is currently playing at his best for the Magpies and he showed his talent in their last BPL game against Tottenham, where he came off the bench to score a goal in the 2-1 [...]

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    BPL REVIEW: Blues denied by last-gasp Van Persie goal

BPL REVIEW: Blues denied by last-gasp Van Persie goal

Robin van Persie struck deep into stoppage time to rescue Manchester United with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Old Trafford in Sunday's Barclays Premier League (BPL) match. The visitors looked all but certain to go away with the three points until a late twist in the fourth minute of added on time ensured that the spoils were shared. The first chance [...]

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    BPL: Gifts for Gunners, Hammer blow for City

BPL: Gifts for Gunners, Hammer blow for City

It’s not Christmas yet, but Sunderland continue to hand gifts to their opponents in the Barclays Premier League (BPL). Alexis Sanchez scored a brace - including Arsenal's 1,500th Premier League goal - to give the Gunners a 2-0 win at the Stadium of Light. Like they did against Southampton in the 8-0 loss, two horror mistakes from Wes Brown and Vito Mannone [...]

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    Nigerian football: A tale of indolent sporting press

Nigerian football: A tale of indolent sporting press

BY OLUKAYODE THOMAS For over two decades, a cabal, who has no stake in Nigerian football, other than being government appointees, has used FIFA’s statutes and the threat of ban from international football to manipulate Nigerians while our inept sporting journalists who ordinarily should expose their deceit remain either passive or fight one another for a cut of the spoils. My mentor [...]

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    Moses Stoke City’s best player, says Shawcross

Moses Stoke City’s best player, says Shawcross

Stoke City defender, Ryan Shawcross, is of the opinion that Victor Moses has been the team's best player in every game he has played for the club. Moses, who was brought in on a loan deal from Chelsea this summer, has wasted no time making an impression at the Britannia Stadium. The former winger’s pace and power have proven to be a threat [...]

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    Wenger v Mourinho: Mind games couched in insults

Wenger v Mourinho: Mind games couched in insults

Arsene Wenger will be in charge of his first Barclays Premier League game since celebrating his 18th year in English football when Arsenal go head-to-head with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. The rival managers don’t see eye-to-eye but Mourinho’s record against Wenger is eye-catching. In 11 attempts against the self-proclaimed Special One, the Frenchman is yet to taste victory. The last time the two teams met [...]

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    Five African footballing greats – maybe the greatest!

Five African footballing greats – maybe the greatest!

Comparison is odious but like variety – it’s the spice of life. Samuel Eto’o has just called time on international football with Cameroon. The prolific striker who recently signed a two-year deal with Barclays Premier League side Everton is the most decorated African player. But was he the greatest? We take a look at five retired players who can also lay claim [...]

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    The BPL Panel predicts a first win for Man U

The BPL Panel predicts a first win for Man U

After a week of action in the UEFA Champions League play-offs and the second-round of the Capital One Cup, the Barclays Premier League resumes this weekend. As usual, our panel comprising Kayode Tijani (KT), Aisha Falode (AF) and Sunday Omeike (SO), are on hand to give their verdict on all the ten games. Burnley v Manchester United SO: Burnley will always struggle in [...]

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    West Brom win, but Ideye misses penalty

West Brom win, but Ideye misses penalty

Brown Ideye missed his penalty during West Bromwich Albion's shootout win over Oxford United in the Capital One Cup second-round match on Tuesday. The Nigerian international played the entire game as West Brom defeated the League Two side  7-6 on penalties after extra-time. It was the striker’s first start for his new club after completing a £10 million move in the [...]

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    THE EPL PANEL: Arsenal to draw? Man U to win?

THE EPL PANEL: Arsenal to draw? Man U to win?

Are you struggling with your Barclays Premier League predictions? Do not fear, because TheCable now brings you the predictions from our team of analysts comprising Kayode Tijani, Aisha Falode, and Sunday Omeike ahead of another weekend of matches. Key stats from Opta are added as dessert! Kayode Tijani Aston villa 2-1 Newcastle Chelsea 3-0 Leicester City Crystal Palace 1-1 West Ham Southampton 2-0 West Brom Swansea [...]

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    Webb, perceived ‘Man U ref’, retires

Webb, perceived ‘Man U ref’, retires

Howard Webb has retired from professional refereeing to become technical director of Professional Game Match Officials Limited. The 43-year-old former policeman, widely regarded as the best English official of his generation, confirmed his retirement barely a week before the start of the new Premier League season. Webb will now be responsible for overseeing the technical direction and standards that govern the on-field [...]

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    Evra: Leaving United was difficult

Evra: Leaving United was difficult

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    ‘Nigeria will win the World Cup’ – and other Brazil 2014 predictions and palavers

‘Nigeria will win the World Cup’ – and other Brazil 2014 predictions and palavers

The World Cup, unlike Christmas, is every four years. That, though, should not limit my altruistic behaviour of caring about the needs and happiness of other people to the festive period only. Here are gifts, in form of predictions (based on history and humour), for football pundits, fans, non-fans, comedians and their clients, and NairaBet faithful! No new name on the [...]

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    My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

There are only a few minutes until Coach Stephen Keshi names his provisional World Cup squad. But just before he does, here is my own list. It is not a provisional list of 32 players. Instead, it is a list of players who will fly to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, if I were the Super Eagles coach. VINCENT ENYEAMA (Lille, France): Since [...]

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    Pardew tips Ameobi for management role

Pardew tips Ameobi for management role

Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew, may have led the team to a club-record six straight defeats in the league, but he could still see the leadership skills in striker Shola Ameobi and as backed him to become a manager. The Super Eagles forward, a product of the club’s youth system, has made 310 league appearances for the Magpies since making his debut [...]

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