AFCON: Mane scores as Senegal defeat Cape Verde
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AFCON: Mane scores as Senegal defeat Cape Verde

Mane scores as Senegal defeat Cape Verde. On his way to a 2-0 win over Cape Verde with nine men, Senegal’s Sadio Mane was forced off with a concussion. After Vozinha was sent off for a nasty clash of heads with the Liverpool forward, Mane curled in off the underside of the crossbar. Even though…

Watford have hired former England manager Roy Hodgson
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Watford have hired former England manager Roy Hodgson

Watford has hired former England manager Roy Hodgson. Roy Hodgson has been named Watford’s new manager. The 74-year-old former England and Liverpool manager are back in the Premier League after leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season. Claudio Ranieri was sacked by the Hornets on Monday, the 15th managerial change, since the Pozzo…

Transfer News: Sevilla makes a loan move for Anthony Martial
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Transfer News: Sevilla makes a loan move for Anthony Martial

Sevilla makes a loan move for Anthony Martial There is a loan deal in place for Anthony Martial from Sevilla for the rest of the season that would cover his wages. In recent months, Sevilla have been keeping tabs on 26-year-old France international forward Anthony Martial. It is widely believed that he has indicated a…

EPL: Watford ousts Ranieri
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EPL: Watford ousts Ranieri

Watford ousts Ranieri Claudio Ranieri has been sacked as manager of Watford after just 14 games and less than four months in the job. Italian, 70, appointed on October 4th, but only seven points from 13 games in Premier League. With just 18 games remaining, Watford’s 3-0 home loss to Norwich on Friday night prompted…

Manchester United’s Van De Beek problem
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Manchester United’s Van De Beek problem

Manchester United’s Van De Beek problem Donny Van De Beek has always struck me as the type of player who would thrive in a possession-based system and, with his spatial awareness, cause serious havoc in the opposition’s area. This is why it’s always preferable to have him play higher up the pitch, where he can…

EPL: Burnley hold Arsenal to a stalemate
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EPL: Burnley hold Arsenal to a stalemate

Burnley hold Arsenal to a stalemate As a result of their defeat at the Emirates Stadium by bottom-placed Burnley, Arsenal failed to reclaim their place in a top four spot in the Premier League. The Gunners’ closest chance fell to Forward, Alexandre Lacazette, who poked an Emile Smith Rowe cutback cross just wide midway through…

EPL: Triple defeat for Tottenham by Chelsea
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EPL: Triple defeat for Tottenham by Chelsea

Triple defeat for Tottenham by Chelsea in three weeks. Chelsea defeated Tottenham for the third time in three weeks thanks to two goals in the second half, one of which came from Hakim Ziyech. Within two minutes of the resumption of play, Ziyech scored from 20 yards after a fine run by Callum Hudson-Odoi, who…

AFCON 2021: The journey so far and the picks of the eye
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AFCON 2021: The journey so far and the picks of the eye

The journey so far and the picks of the eye   “A competition tinged with racism,” in the words of English football legend Ian Wright, but the somewhat “bad PR” that preceded the tournament looked to have pushed it towards massive results and upsets, and it is only the group stage that has just been…

Southampton ends Manchester City’s 12-match winning streak.
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Southampton ends Manchester City’s 12-match winning streak.

Southampton ends Manchester City’s 12-match winning streak. After 12 straight victories, Manchester City had a sizable lead over rivals Liverpool and Chelsea before their fine streak ended on Saturday. To give Southampton the lead, Kyle Walker-Peters finished off a neat one-two with Nathan Redmond in the seventh minute and fired past Ederson. It looked as…

Shelvey hands Newcastle needed win over Leeds United
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Shelvey hands Newcastle needed win over Leeds United

Shelvey hands Newcastle needed win over Leeds United. While both teams struggled to take advantage of first-half opportunities, Jonjo Shelvey’s free-kick from 20 yards out gave Newcastle¬†their second win of the season. Newcastle’s Martin Dubravka saved a point-blank shot from Dan James, and Illan Meslier palmed away Shelvey’s volley, but the visitors finally broke through…