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Iwobi wants more consistency from Gunners

After putting his name on the score-sheet in Arsenal’s dismantling of Crystal Palace yesterday in their English Premier League match, Alex Iwobi has called for more consistency from the Gunners. Iwobi The Gunners went on a 22-minute rampage in the first half, scoring all their four goals against the Eagles …

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Super Eagles to take on England at Wembley June 2

Abuja – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday in Abuja said a friendly match between the Super Eagles and England’s Three Lions would hold at the Wembley Stadium in London on June. Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho (14) celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s first goal during an international friendly …

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English FA Cup fourth-round draw

English FA Cup fourth-round ties after Monday’s draw: Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (L) is restrained by team-mates as he reacts after Everton’s English defender Mason Holgate (R) pushed him in a challenge resulting in Firmino falling into the crowd during the English FA Cup third round football match between …

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FA asks Wenger to explain referee comments

The Football Association on Thursday asked Arsene Wenger to clarify remarks about penalties given against his side made before and after Arsenal’s Premier League game with Chelsea. Wenger Wenger complained about two spot-kick decisions given against the Gunners, the first awarded to West Brom on Sunday and the second given …

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Chelsea close on United after Brighton win

Alvaro Morata struck his 10th goal of the Premier League campaign as Chelsea secured a 2-0 victory over Brighton that moved Antonio Conte’s side to within one point of second-placed Manchester United. Chelsea’s Spanish striker Alvaro Morata (L) vies with Brighton’s English defender Lewis Dunk and Brighton’s English midfielder Dale …

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Mikel to stay in China despite link to Everton

Former Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi has denied he would return to the English Premier League in January from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda to join Everton. Mikel in action for Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda Some reports had claimed the 30-year-old would leave Tianjin after an injury-hit first …

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Lukaku, Lingard strike as United beat West Brom

Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday as Jose Mourinho’s men kept their faint title hopes alive. Lukaku put United ahead at the Hawthorns and Lingard netted with the aid of a deflection to double the visitors’ lead …

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Kenya beat Burundi to make Cecafa Cup final

Kenya booked their place in the Cecafa Challenge Cup final after an extra-time goal secured a 1-0 victory over Burundi at the Moi stadium in Kisumu on Thursday. The game was deadlocked at 0-0 after regulation time, but four minutes into extra-time, midfielder Whyvonne Isuza ended the stalemate when he …

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Chelsea battling for Champions League future – Conte

Antonio Conte says Chelsea are battling to secure their Champions League future and warned of a “bad surprise” after weekend results left them 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City. Antonio Conte After a fourth loss in 16 games against West Ham on Saturday, the Chelsea boss thinks a …

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Dortmund sack Bosz, Stoeger takes over as head coach

Borussia Dortmund sacked Peter Bosz as head coach on Sunday and replaced him with Austrian Peter Stoeger, who was only fired by Bundesliga bottom side Cologne last weekend. Bosz Dutchman Bosz, 54, was released after just 167 days in charge as Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Werder Bremen left …

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Suarez cannot see Neymar joining Real Madrid

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez insisted he cannot envisage former teammate Neymar moving to rivals Real Madrid due to his “admiration” for Barca. Neymar-Suarez Neymar spent four years at the Camp Nou before sensationally moving to Paris Saint-German in August for a world record 222 million euro ($264 million) fee. However, …

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Brignoli rescues Benevento to spoil Gattuso’s Milan debut

Goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli sealed the first ever Serie A point for newcomers Benevento to spoil Gennaro Gattuso’s debut as AC Milan coach in a 2-2 draw that was greeted like a victory by the hosts. AC Milan’s new coach Gennaro Gattuso is pictured before the Italian Serie A football match …

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Russia 2018: Nigeria in the same group D with Argentina

The forthcoming Fifa world cup that would take place in Russia next year, has Nigeria, Iceland, Croatia and Argentina in the same group. The question is why do we have Argentina always in our group in every world cup? Top question from Nigerians. However, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay took …

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Arsenal must win ‘electric’ derby, says Cech

Arsenal must win an “electric” north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur to issue a statement of intent to both their local rivals and other top-four contenders, goalkeeper Petr Cech has said ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash. Arsenal last beat Tottenham in a 2015 League Cup tie, but have failed …

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Spain’s Isco To Miss Russia Trip

Real Madrid’s midfielder from Spain Isco jumps to avoid an APOEL’s player during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs APOEL FC.PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP Real Madrid playmaker Isco withdrew on Sunday from the Spain squad for Tuesday’s friendly away to Russia in preparation for next year’s …

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