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Puel lauds Iheanacho’s first VAR goal in win over Fleetwood

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Leicester City manager, Claude Puel has lauded striker, Kelechi Iheanacho after he scored in each half to give the Foxes a 2-0 win over Fleetwood Town in an FA Cup third round replay at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night. The 21-year-old entered the history books yet again when he scored the first VAR goal in English football in the 77th minute; the flag ... Read More »

Ronaldinho confirms retirement from football

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Ronaldinho has retired from football, his brother and agent Roberto Assis has confirmed. The 37-year-old has not played for a professional team since leaving Fluminense in 2015. Last July, Ronaldinho admitted after a friendly in Chechnya, that was he was “too old” to return to action. Roberto Assis confirmed the news of his brother’s decision in a column for the Brazilian media outlet, O Globo. ... Read More »

Alexis Sanchez eligible to play in Champions League for Manchester United

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Alexis Sanchez will be eligible to play for Manchester United in the Champions League, if he completes his move from Arsenal, as widely expected. Sanchez has agreed a deal with United and the only delay in finalizing it, is Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way . Amid his transfer speculation, there has been questions on whether he will be able to play in the knockout ... Read More »

Portuguese giants set to land Eagles defender

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Portuguese powerhouse Benfica are reportedly on the brink of completing the signing of Nigeria Dutch-born right-back Tyronne Ebuehi. The Lisbon club manager Rui Vitoria has been scouring the market for a replacement for  Nelson Semedo, who dumped the side for Spanish giants Barcelona in the summer. Reports in the Portuguese media on Monday said Vitoria believes  the 22-year-old ADO Den Haag defender will be a ... Read More »

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Manchester City have decided not to pursue their interest in signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. The club have decided the cost of pursuing the 29-year-old would be prohibitively expensive. Manager Pep Guardiola, the club’s owner Khaldoon al Mubarak and other senior officials are all in agreement. It is understood the wages being demanded by Sanchez would have put him ahead of all City’s star men, ... Read More »

Manchester United 3-0 Stoke City

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A Paul Pogba-inspired Manchester United cruised to victory as incoming Stoke boss Paul Lambert watched his new side’s struggles continue at Old Trafford. The France midfielder created first-half goals for Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial, added to by Romelu Lukaku after the break as Jose Mourinho’s men cut Manchester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League to 12 points. United might have had ... Read More »

Man City pull out of Alexis Sanchez deal as Manchester United close in

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Manchester City have finally dropped their pursuit of Arsenal forward, Alexis Sanchez, according to Goal. This leaves their rivals Manchester United, with a clear run at tying up a deal for the player this week. City reportedly made it clear on Friday, that they would walk away from the deal if the financial commitments did not favour them. It is believed that Sanchez’s agent, Fernando ... Read More »

Champions Plateau Utd, Tornadoes, Rivers Utd in Flying Start of New Season

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Champions Plateau United and Niger Tornadoes yesterday recorded wins at Nasarawa United and Kwara United, respectively, while there were home wins for Akwa United, Wikki Tourists, Rivers United, FC Ifeanyiubah and Abia Warriors on the opening day of the new Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. Heartland, back in the top flight after they were relegated the previous season, were held to a goalless draw ... Read More »

Federer: At 36, I Should Not be Favourite for Title

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Roger Federer has said that his age helps take the pressure off as he heads into the Australian Open starting today tipped to win. The Swiss five-time champion won his first major title for five years with a stunning run in Melbourne last year. And with rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on their way back from injury, and Briton Andy Murray absent, Federer remains ... Read More »

Tax Evasion: Spanish Taxmen Comb Messi’s Accounts Again

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Lionel Messi’s problems with the Spanish tax authorities are far from being over as the accounts of his foundation come under scrutiny. The tax authorities are investigating whether payments from FC Barcelona to Lionel Messi’s foundation were used to help the player evade taxes, Spanish daily El Mundo reported on Saturday. The newspaper, which has acquired Football Leaks documents, reported that the club gave the ... Read More »

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