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    COVID-19: Premier League to resume on June 1

COVID-19: Premier League to resume on June 1

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the English Premier League (EPL) is expected to resume behind closed doors as from June 1. The British government gave the green light to resume the season in a 50-page document issued on Monday. The document was titled "Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government's COVID-19 Recovery Strategy." The EPL still has 92 fixtures left to play before the [...]

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    CAF postpones 2021 AFCON qualifiers indefinitely over coronavirus

CAF postpones 2021 AFCON qualifiers indefinitely over coronavirus

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers until further notice due to coronavirus outbreak. The decision was reached during an emergency meeting of CAF executives on Friday. The confederation said the decision was aimed to protect the health and safety of stakeholders including players, sponsors, match officials and broadcasters. The matches were earlier scheduled to [...]

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    Coronavirus: Premier League, EFL suspended until April 4

Coronavirus: Premier League, EFL suspended until April 4

All English Premier League (EPL) matches have been suspended till April 4, to curb the spread of coronavirus. The Premier League disclosed this on Friday, after a protracted meeting. It added that EFL fixtures and matches in the FA Women's Super League and Women's Championship have also been postponed, becoming the latest sporting body to take action to combat the threat of [...]

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    Watford end Liverpool’s 44-game unbeaten record

Watford end Liverpool’s 44-game unbeaten record

Watford comprehensively defeated Liverpool, English Premier League leaders, 3-0 to end the Anfield club's unbeaten record in the league. Two goals from Senegal's Ismaila Sarr and a third from Troy Deeney consigned Liverpool to their heaviest defeat in two years. The Reds were aiming to set the record of 19 straight top-flight wins but Watford crashed Jurgen Klopp and his boys' party, [...]

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    Liverpool maintain perfect start at Chelsea, ten-man Arsenal hurt Aston Villa

Liverpool maintain perfect start at Chelsea, ten-man Arsenal hurt Aston Villa

Liverpool proved their title credential with a deserved 2-1 away win over Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge to maintain their 100% start to the season. Goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino ensured Jurgen Klopp’s Reds made it six wins from six. The win means Jurgen Klopp’s juggernauts have won 15 league games on the bounce. They also became the first team [...]

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    Arsenal has 1000 problems, Unai Emery is probably not one of them

Arsenal has 1000 problems, Unai Emery is probably not one of them

Yesterday brought back a sense of dejavu. About two years ago, I was away in India when Arsenal played the same opponents as yesterday. We were doing okay and looked to be in control with the lead only to collapse in the second half. You can read the BBC's match report here  The match report refers to that Arsenal side as [...]

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    Chelsea trounced by Bournemouth as Liverpool extend EPL lead with draw

Chelsea trounced by Bournemouth as Liverpool extend EPL lead with draw

Chelsea suffered their biggest defeat of the season with a 0-4 humiliation at Bournemouth while Liverpool failed to fully capitalise on Man City's loss, only managing a 1-1 draw at Anfield to go five points clear. Gonzalo Higuain made his first Premier League start for Chelsea but the Argentine striker failed to have a shot on target in his 65-minute baptism [...]

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    Arsenal beat Chelsea in London derby as Man United, Liverpool secure wins

Arsenal beat Chelsea in London derby as Man United, Liverpool secure wins

Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2-0 at the Emirates thanks to first half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny. Arsenal had won just two in six, and coupled with uncertainty surrounding Mesut Ozil and Manchester United's resurgence, the Gunners needed a win to keep up in the race for a top four finish. Still waiting for the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain, Chelsea coach [...]

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    Liverpool extend EPL lead, Leicester defeat Man City

Liverpool extend EPL lead, Leicester defeat Man City

Liverpool increased their lead at the top of the English Premiership table with an emphatic 4-0 win over Newcastle United at Anfield. The Merseyside club's lead increased to six points following Man City's lacklustre 1-2 loss at Leicester City. Jurgen Klopp's men took the lead through Dejan Lovren's half volley on 11 minutes when a corner kick was half-cleared into his [...]

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    EPL has made me a better manager, says Guardiola

EPL has made me a better manager, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City manager, believes the competitive nature and sheer unpredictability of the English Premier League (EPL) have presented him with the biggest challenge of his career. Before joining the Citizens, Guardiola won three Spanish La Liga titles and two UEFA Champions League trophies with Barcelona. He then led Bayern Munich to three consecutive Bundesliga crowns. However, the Spaniard said it felt like [...]

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    English Premier League to adopt VAR next season

English Premier League to adopt VAR next season

The video assistant referee (VAR) system is set to be put to use in the English Premier League (EPL) next season. According to a statement released by the league's governing body, the decision was arrived at during a shareholders' meeting where the board provided clubs with statistics of non-live VAR trials being undertaken by both league and referees' body. Clubs thereafter agreed [...]

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    Leon Balogun joins Brighton Albion

Leon Balogun joins Brighton Albion

Super Eagles centre-back Leon Balogun has joined Brighton on a two-year deal. The English Premier League (EPL) club announced the signing of Balogun on Tuesday. "Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun," the statement read. The 29-year-old defender joins the club on a free transfer after leaving Bundesliga side FSV Mainz 05. Albion manager Chris Hughton said: [...]

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    Moyes sacked by West Ham

Moyes sacked by West Ham

The EPL managerial sacking claimed it's second victim in less than 24 hours with news of David Moyes' departure from West Ham. Following the end of Sam Allardyce's six months tenure at Everton, their former manager, Moyes, gets similar treatment at West Ham where he also managed six months with the Hammers. Moyes was hired by West Ham to help them survive [...]

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    Man City one win from title; Giroud inspires Chelsea win

Man City one win from title; Giroud inspires Chelsea win

Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool all won on Saturday in the EPL. Victor Moses was on the bench for 90 minutes as Chelsea came from two goals down to defeat relegation-threatened Southampton 3-2 at the St. Mary's stadium. Dusan Tadic converted Ryan Bertrand's cross to give the Saints a first half lead, and it was 2-0 on the hour when Polish [...]

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    Ndidi, Iheanacho star as Leicester draw with Swansea

Ndidi, Iheanacho star as Leicester draw with Swansea

Leicester City drew 1-1 with visitors, Swansea, on Saturday at the King Power Stadium. Claude Puel's men got the breakthrough through a superb play by Iheanacho, who skinned two defenders with a fine bit of skill and fed the ball to Jamie Vardy. From there on, it was business as usual for the England international, who gave the hosts a deserved lead [...]

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Catalan Referendum: Barcelona may play in EPL, says Spain sport minister

The political intrigues in Spain may see Spanish giants Barcelona relocating from Spain to play it's games in neighbouring countries like Italy, France or England. Should the city of Catalonia become legally Independent from Spain, the dynamics of its location automatically changes. Catalonia minister of sports Gerard Figueras confirmed this to goal.com while Spanish prime minister Mariano stated that the referendum Catalonia desires [...]

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