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Ighalo hits brace as Nigeria beat Libya 3-2 in Nations Cup qualifiers

Odion Ighalo scored a brace as Nigeria’s Super Eagles beat Libya 3-2 away from home to go top of group E and brighten their chances of qualifying for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Ighalo had scored a hat-trick for Nigeria as the Super Eagles demolished Libya 4-0 in…

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Loftus-Cheek to leave Stamford Bridge in January with Arsenal reportedly interested

Ruben Loftus-Cheek wants to leave Chelsea in January in a bid to resurrect his career. After a fantastic loan spell at Crystal Palace last season, the 22-year-old was part of the England World Cup squad and looked set to finally cement his position at Stamford Bridge. However, under Maurizio Sarri, the…

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City chairman says they tried to sign Lionel Messi – but club denies

Manchester City have dismissed reports they tried and failed to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. The Citizens have been linked with Messi ever since Sheikh Mansour bought the club in September 2008. These rumours increased more when Pep Guardiola took charge in the summer of 2016 and City’s chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak was…

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United tell David De Gea to sign new deal by the end of the year

Manchester United are looking to extend David de Gea’s contract six months early if he fails to agree a new deal by January. The goalkeeper’s current deal expires in 2019, but United are likely to invoke their option to extend his contract by another 12 months. His Old Trafford future remains unclear as…

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Zidane could have played for Manchester United

Maybe Zinedine Zidane will one day become manager of Manchester United or maybe he won’t. He could have been a United player, though, but Sir Alex Ferguson passed on the chance to sign him. That’s according to Martin Edwards, who recalled the story in his book, Red Glory. “When Zidane was at Bordeaux, Les Kershaw, the chief…

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Nigeria vs Libya: Rohr identifies Super Eagles’ problems despite 4-0 win

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has admitted that his team had defensive problems, despite a resounding 4-0 win over Libya, in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday. Odion Ighalo netted a superb hat-trick, before Samuel Kalu rounded off scoring with a stunning finish. Rohr is refusing…

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Wenger reacts as Thierry Henry is appointed Monaco manager

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has spoken on Monaco’s decision to appoint Thierry Henry as their new manager. Henry, who started his football career at the Principality, replaces Leonardo Jardim who was sacked earlier this week. Wenger worked with the former France striker while with the Gunners and described him as someone…

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Messi to leave Barcelona on free transfer

Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona on a free transfer, Mundo Deportivo reports. Barca want the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to retire at Camp Nou and plan to offer him a new deal next season, that will keep him until 2022. However, a clause comes into effect in 2020, which would allow…

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Netherlands hammer Germany, first time in 16 years

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk led the Netherlands to a crushing 3-0 win over Germany on Saturday in the Nations League, to ramp up the pressure on German coach Joachim Loew. This is the first time the Dutch have beaten Germany for 16 years and the comprehensive defeat leaves Loew under…

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Thierry Henry is new coach of Monaco

Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry was on Saturday named as Monaco coach, to replace Leonardo Jardim, sacked midweek, the struggling Ligue 1 club announced. The 41-year-old French World Cup winner, who had been working as an assistant coach for the Belgian national team since 2016, signed a contract with Monaco through…

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Mourinho tells press conference to consult Sun journalist when asked about Zinedine

Jose Mourinho urged journalists to ask The Sun’s Neil Custis when questioned whether there was any truth behind reports claiming the Portuguese received a phone call from Zinedine Zidane. This was in relation to the rumours that Zidane has been linked with the United job following their poor start to…

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Cherries edge past Eagles after moment of madness from Mamadou Sakho

Junior Stanislas’ 87th-minute penalty saw Bournemouth earn a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at the Vitality Stadium. A brainless foul in the box by Mamadou Sakho gifted the hosts the three points after Patrick Van Aanholt had cancelled out David Brooks’ early strike. Eddie Howe’s men have made a decent start…

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World Cup: Special Eagles promises anniversary gift to Nigeria

The national team of Nigeria Amputee Football Federation (NAFF), Special Eagles, on Monday promised to deliver the 2018 Amputee World Cup as a special anniversary gift to Nigeria @58. The Special Eagles will represent the nation in the 2018 Amputee Football World Cup holding in Mexico from Oct. 24 to Nov….

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United have already met Zinedine Zidane for talks

Manchester United have already sounded out Zinedine Zidane about the possibility of replacing Jose Mourinho as manager. That’s the claim from talkSPORT presenter and Times columnist Tony Cascarino, with Mourinho’s United future in the balance after his side weredefeated by West Ham to leave them 10th in the Premier League table….

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Neville pins blame for Man Utd crisis on shock name

Gary Neville has suggested that Jose Mourinho is not to blame for Manchester United’s recent struggles. With his side down in 10th in the Premier League table, Mourinho has been heavily criticised recently, with reports of a major fall out with star midfielder Paul Pogba not helping the situation. However, ex-United…

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Unsettled Chelsea striker tipped for January exit

Alvaro Morata could leave Chelsea in the January transfer window, according to reports. Despite a positive start, the former Real Madrid striker has generally struggled since moving to London, and has fallen behind Olivier Giroud in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. According to The Sun, Maurizio Sarri could be prepared…

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Luke Shaw lets rip as he gives damning verdict on another Man Utd defeat

Luke Shaw admits Manchester United were “horrendous” against West Ham and says the players need to take responsibility for the team’s poor form. United’s dismal start to the season continued with a 3-1 defeat against a Hammers sidewho had only won only once previously in the Premier League this term. The…

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Klopp makes Sturridge claim after Liverpool grab Chelsea draw

Jurgen Klopp thought Liverpool deserved their 1-1 draw against Chelsea and that goalscorer Daniel Sturridge has “always been” in his thoughts. Eden Hazard gave Chelsea the lead in the first-half before Daniel Sturridge grabbed a share of the spoils in the last minute of normal time. “What a game, a spectacular…

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Ten big issues that show why Mourinho must leave Man Utd

Jose Mourinho’s troubles as Manchester United manager intensified following their 3-1 defeat at West Ham – we look at 10 big problems facing the struggling Portuguese boss. The United boss looked up to the heavens as a well-taken Felipe Anderson strike, a Victor Lindelof own goal and a Marko Arnautovic…

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Carabao Cup fourth-round draw: Frank Lampard to return to Stamford Bridge

Frank Lampard will return to Stamford Bridge as Derby County boss after being drawn to face Chelsea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. The Rams knocked out Manchester United in a dramatic penalty shootout, and will be looking to claim another Premier League scalp when they face the Blues….

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