Saturday, 20 February 2016

Iheanacho: I use to begged to watch EPL matches

In what can best be describe as a grass to grace story, Nigeria and Manchester City 19 years old star, Kelechi Iheanacho said he do beg to watch the Barclay Premier League matches when growing up as most times, he find it hard to raise the fifty naira charge per a match.

Manchester United Injury List

Manchester United have been finding it difficult to put up an outstanding performance this season as the club was eliminated from the prestigious UEFA Champions League, currently struggling in the UEFA Europa League while the domestic form has resulted in calls for the sack of Luis Van Gaal.

Friday, 19 February 2016

ABS FC, Dolphins of Port Harcourt renamed

The New logo of Dolphins Fc now Rivers United FC
Dolphins football club of Port Harcourt have officially changed their name to Rivers United FC, The League management company confirmed.
The confirmation was made via their Twitter handle on Thursday evening following a request by the Rivers State government.

Toriola qualifies for a record seventh Olympic tournament

Africa’s most decorated table tennis player, Nigeria’s Segun Toriola, has become the first athlete in the continent to qualify for his seventh appearance at the Olympic Games.

Today In The Papers

Daily Telegraph
Former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli has joined Diego Simeone, Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri as a serious contender for the Chelsea job.

Leicester are keen to agree new contracts for head of recruitment Steve Walsh and assistant manager Craig Shakespeare.


Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

Nacer Chadli's first-half penalty was canceled by Fiorentina's Federico Bernardeschi

Augsburg 0-0 Liverpool
Liverpool played out a drab goalless draw

Premier League teams have not light up the UEFA Europa League as expected.

VIDEO FC Midtjylland 2-1 Manchester United: Louis Van Gaal; Fans were right to boo

ManUtd XI: De Gea, Love, Smalling, McNair, Blind, Herrera, Carrick, Lingard, Mata, Memphis, Martial.
Subs: Romero, Poole, Riley, Pereira, Schneiderlin, Weir, Keane.

FC Midtjyland XI:  Andersen, K. Hansen, Bodurov, Romer, Novak, Sparv, Olsson, Sisto, Hassan, Pusic, V. Kadlec.
Subs: Dahl,  Banggaard, Bach Bak, Duelund, Royer, Urena, Onuachu.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Today In The Papers

Daily Telegraph
Former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli has joined Diego Simeone, Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri as a serious contender for the Chelsea job.

I May Move to the EPL- Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, PSG and Sweden superstar has won titles in four different European leagues but has never played in England.

video: Roma 0 - 2 Real Madrid [Champions League] Highlights 2015/16

Roma: Szczesny, Florenzi, Manolas, Rudiger, Digne, Nainggolan, Pjanic, Vainqueur, Salah, Perotti, El Shaarawy.

Subs: De Sanctis, Maicon, De Rossi, Keita, Dzeko, Totti, Falque.

video: Sporting Gijon 1 - 3 Barcelona [La Liga] Highlights 2015/16

Lionel Messi grabbed his 300th goal in La Liga as Barcelona beat Sporting Gijon 3-1 on Wednesday evening to move six points clear at the top of the table.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

EPL Updates

Premier League Matchweek 26 Stats
De Gea's own goal was the first by a Man United goalkeeper for 27 years

Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels has provided more assists than any defender

Southampton goalkeeper Forster has a 100% saves-to-shot ratio this season.

Chelsea are unbeaten in 10 BPL matches

Leicester's Vardy has scored the opening goal nine times this season

James Milner has scored in 40 different BPL matches and he never lost

Today's Papers Talk

Arsene Wenger will make a 4th attempt to sign Michael Carrick if the midfielder leaves Manchester United in the summer

Ryan Giggs is reluctant to do another stint as caretaker boss if Man United sack LvG.

video: PSG 2 - 1 Chelsea [Champions League] Highlights 2015/16

Line Up
PSG XI: Trapp; Marquinhos, Luiz, Silva, Maxwell; Motta, Matuidi, Verratti; Lucas Moura, Ibrahimović, Di María.

Chelsea XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba Rahman; Fabregas, Mikel; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

EPL Updates

Manuel Pellegrini Escapes FA Action Over Clattenburg Comments
The English FA have opted against charging Manuel Pellegrini for his remarks.

Pellegrini accused referee Mark Clattenburg thus:

The Return of the Champions League

The 2015/2016 round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League returns tonight with a mouth-watering encounter between Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea, while Benfica host Zenit Saint Petersburg in the other encounter.

PSG Move difficult to turn down-Hazard

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has admitted that a move to Paris Saint-Germain would be difficult to turn down were the opportunity to arise.

Today's Paper Talk

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly the frontrunner to replace Gary Neville at Valencia in the summer.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Obafemi Martins join the train to Chinese Super League

Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins has joined Chinese Super League side, Shanghai Shenhua, from United States Major League Side (MLS), Seattle Sounders.

video: Barcelona 6 – 1 Celta Vigo [La Liga] Highlights 2015/16

Lionel Messi passed up on the chance to score his 300th Liga goal by passing a penalty to the Uruguayan attacker who rounded off a fine evening with an impressive treble
Luis Saurez, Lionel Messi and Neymar were on form once again for Barcelona – combining well to secure a 5-1 win over Celta, with Ivan Rakitic grabbing the final goal.

Premier League Updates

Evans and Papiss Cisse both charged by FA over spitting incident
A three-man panel of former elite referees unanimously concluded that red cards should have been issued to both men, who now have until 6pm on Friday to respond.

Simpson red harsh-Claudio Ranieri

"It was a fantastic match, very fast, too many fouls, I don't know in a normal match if our two yellow cards were a sending off. Two normal fouls, but not for a yellow card. I think the referee was a bit more severe against us at that point

EPL: Aston Villa 0-6 Liverpool FC (Video Highlight)

Aston Villa v Liverpool FC Lineups
Aston Villa XI: Bunn; Richards, Okore, Lescott, Cissokho; Westwood, Gana; Bacuna, Veretout, Gil; Agbonlahor

Subs: Guzan, Clark, Sinclair, Richardson, Hutton, Lyden, Davis.

Iheanacho shouldn't be celebrating a goal alone- Henry

Former Arsenal striker and Sky Sports pundit, Thierry Henry, has questioned the unity in the Manchester City squad, after there was a lack of celebration following Kelechi Iheanacho’s equalizer against Tottenham.

EPL: Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Video Highlight)

 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur Lineups
Man City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Silva, Toure, Sterling, Aguero

Sunday, 14 February 2016

EPL: Arsenal FC 2-1 Leicester City (Video Highlight)

Arsenal XI : Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud

AFC subs: Ospina, Chambers, Flamini, ElneNy, Campbell, Walcott, Welbeck

EPL: Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur Match Facts

The last nine BPL matches between these two sides have seen 41 goals scored.

Manchester City have won eight and lost two of the last 10 league meetings with Tottenham Hotspur, including victories in the last five encounters at the Etihad Stadium.

EPL: Aston Villa v Liverpool FC Match Facts

Liverpool have won four of the last six BPL meetings with Aston Villa & all of their last four visits to Villa Park.

EPL: Arsenal FC v Leicester City Match Facts

Vardy: We can hurt Arsenal
"We know they've got world class players in their ranks but we know we can cause anyone trouble when it comes to game time. We'll be looking at ways to hurt them and putting that on the pitch on Sunday"