Europa: Manchester United face AC Milan, Arsenal get Olympiakos date

February 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Manchester United will play seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League. AC Milan, who sit second in Serie A, are yet to win the competition while United’s only triumph was in 2017. Arsenal, finalists in 2019, face Greek side Olympiakos, who knocked them out in the last-32 stage last year. Tottenham will play Read More

Premier League: Tuchel extends unbeaten record with Chelsea

February 8, 2021 Supersport 0

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel hailed Timo Werner’s contribution to a 2-1 win at bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United despite the German international’s Premier League goal drought extending to 11 games. Werner set up Mason Mount’s opener and won the decisive penalty, converted by Jorginho, as Chelsea closed to within a point of the top four with a third win in Tuchel’s four Read More

Breaking Liverpool overpower Tottenham, return to winning ways at Premier League

January 28, 2021 BBC 0

Liverpool reignited their title defence by ending a five-match winless run in the Premier League with a dominant win at Tottenham. Roberto Firmino tapped the Reds ahead on the stroke of half-time when Hugo Lloris and Eric Dier hesitated in dealing with Sadio Mane’s low cross. Trent Alexander-Arnold drilled in the second before Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s stunner gave Spurs a glimmer Read More

Breaking: Manchester United knock out Liverpool in FA cup thriller

January 24, 2021 BBC 0

Bruno Fernandes’ superb 78th-minute free-kick gave Manchester United victory in a thrilling FA Cup tie with old rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford. Liverpool led a fantastic contest through Mohamed Salah, who then equalised after Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford had struck for the hosts either side of the break. But in a game which had everything last week’s drab stalemate Read More

Breaking: Manchester City star De Bruyne to miss Liverpool clash over injury

January 22, 2021 BBC 0

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will be sidelined for between four to six weeks with a hamstring injury, says manager Pep Guardiola. The Belgium playmaker, 29, suffered the injury during Wednesday’s 2-0 Premier League win against Aston Villa. His absence will start with Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at Cheltenham. De Bruyne could miss up to 10 matches, including the Champions Read More

Pochettino tests positive for COVID-19

January 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19, the French champions said Friday, just two weeks after taking up his job. The 48-year-old Argentine will “respect isolation and is subject to the appropriate health protocols”, PSG said on Twitter. His assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino will take charge of the team for Saturday’s trip to Angers. Three Read More

FA Cup: Arsenal squeeze victory vs Newcastle as non-league team shock Derby, Leicester triumph

January 10, 2021 Supersport 0

FA Cup holders Arsenal beat Newcastle 2-0 on Saturday as non-league Chorley knocked out coronavirus-ravaged Derby and West Brom suffered an embarrassing third-round exit against Blackpool. The rampaging Covid-19 virus is casting a lengthening shadow over football in England, with dozens of games called off and growing fears over whether the season can be completed. Just one match has so Read More

Confirmed: Pochettino is new PSG coach

January 2, 2021 BBC 0

Former Tottenham and Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed head coach of Paris St-Germain. The Argentine, 48, who succeeded Thomas Tuchel, has signed a deal until 30 June 2022, with the option of an extra year. Pochettino, who played for PSG between 2001 and 2003, has been out of work since being sacked by Spurs in November 2019. PSG are third Read More

Premier League: Saints seek smooth sail as Everton confront Arsenal

December 18, 2020 Blueprint 0

Liverpool top the Premier League table but the defending champions — like all of the traditional big guns — are finding it tough to pull away from an eager pack of contenders. The stumbles of the “Big Six” have allowed a clutch of unfashionable clubs to dream of overthrowing the established order as Leicester did so dramatically in the 2015/2016 Read More

2020: Lewandowski, Klopp are the best… Messi, Ronaldo go down low

December 18, 2020 Editor 0

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been named the top men’s coach at the Best FIFA awards, with Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski claiming best men’s player. There was more success for Liverpool as four of Klopp’s players were named in the men’s team of the year alongside Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. Manchester City and England defender Lucy Bronze Read More

Breaking: Liverpool thrash Wolves, welcome fans with emphatic home victory

December 6, 2020 BBC 0

Defending champions Liverpool welcomed the return of fans to Anfield for the first time since March with an emphatic victory over Wolves, BBC reports. Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool the lead in the first half after Wolves defender Conor Coady misjudged a long ball from Jordan Henderson. Georginio Wijnaldum added a second after the break, bending a superb shot into the Read More

Breaking: Tottenham overcome Arsenal, back on top of Premier League

December 6, 2020 Skysports 0

Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane were Tottenham’s heroes once again, firing their side back to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over rivals Arsenal in front of 2,000 fans. The spectators permitted into the South Stand, following easing of coronavirus restrictions, were treated to a clinical victory over their neighbours – and more brilliant link-up Read More

Chelsea subdue Leeds, move top of Premier League as fans return

December 6, 2020 BBC 0

Chelsea went top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Leeds United in their first game in front of fans for nine months. Former Blues striker Patrick Bamford, who spent five years at Chelsea without making a senior appearance, gave Leeds an early lead at Stamford Bridge after getting between defender Kurt Zouma and keeper Edouard Read More

EPL: United, Everton desperate for form as Man City face Liverpool

November 6, 2020 Gbenga Isaac 0

Manchester United and Everton will hope to avoid yet another defeat when they clash at Goodison Park. United seemed to be hitting their stride especially after thrashing RB Leipzig 5-0 at Old Trafford. But a shock 1-0 loss to Arsenal was followed by another loss to Istanbul Basaksehir on the road. Pressure seems to be mounting on Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, Read More

Premier League Round 7: Table set to loosen up

October 31, 2020 Editor 0

A number of top matches are on the cards this weekend, as the Premier League goes into the seventh week of action. We expect that a compact table occasioned by the fast start to the season will start opening up in Round 7. At the end of the Round 7 matches, any side in the top nine can ascend to Read More

UEFA Champions League: Sevilla cage Chelsea, Manchester Utd sink PSG in Paris

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

Marcus Rashford produced another late strike to sink Paris Saint-Germain as Manchester United beat last season’s runners-up 2-1 at the Parc des Princes in their Champions League group-stage opener on Tuesday. The England striker, whose last-gasp penalty gave United a stunning victory over PSG here in the last 16 in 2019, smashed home low in the 87th minute as Ole Read More

‘Solskjaer faces sack from Manchester United if…’

October 18, 2020 TheSun 0

Manchester United have reportedly added Massimiliano Allegri to their shortlist to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Mauricio Pochettino is another name linked to the Old Trafford dugout, should the club make a change. Solskjaer, 47, is under mounting pressure after United’s poor start to the campaign. Losses to Crystal Palace and Tottenham have heightened doubts over the Norwegian’s ability to push his Read More

Premier League matchday: Liverpool confront Everton as Manchester Utd seek redemption

October 17, 2020 Editor 0

Liverpool face Premier League pacesetters Everton this weekend determined to prove their 7-2 drubbing by Aston Villa was just a bizarre blip while misfiring Manchester United could slip into the relegation zone. The Merseyside derby kicks off the Premier League action on Saturday after the international break, with Manchester City’s match against Arsenal also catching the eye. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Read More

How Tottenham humiliated Manchester United at Old Trafford

October 4, 2020 Supersport 0

Jose Mourinho humiliated his former club Manchester United as Tottenham swept to a stunning 6-1 win at Old Trafford, while Arsenal moved into the Premier League’s top four with a 2-1 victory against Sheffield United on Sunday. Tottenham boss Mourinho was sacked by United in 2018 after a turbulent reign, but it was his successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was Read More