Saturday, 26 March 2016

EPL Updates

Alisher Usmanov Unequivocally Support Arsene Wenger
‘Arsenal’s results are stable. They are always among the leaders of the Premier League’
-Usmanov said
‘This is a good & large sports business project & I am pleased with it’

Africa Cup of Nation Qualifier: Algeria 7-1 Ethiopia

Riyad Mahrez inspired Algeria to a 7-1 thumping of Ethiopia on Friday night.

Other Results

Group A
Tunisia 1 - 0 Togo

Group C
Mali 1 - 0 Equatorial Guinea

Group G
Nigeria 1 - 1 Egypt
A late equaliser by Mohamed Salah denied the Super Eagles the chance of moving to the top of Group G in the African Cup of Nations qualification.

The Super were forced to play a 1-1 draw when Salah slotted home a fine pass from Ramadan to cancel out Oghenekaro Etebo’s goal.

The draw meant Egypt stay on top of Group G with seven points from three matches and host Nigeria in Egypt 

Cruyff to be cremated Friday in Barcelona

Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff, who has died aged 68 after a five-month battle with lung cancer, was to be cremated on Friday afternoon in Barcelona, the daily De Telegraaf reported.

Today In The Papers

Germany coach Joachim Low has urged Liverpool target Mario Gotze to get reassurances about his future after falling out of favour at Bayern Munich.

Jose Mourinho will not allow David de Gea to leave Manchester United if he takes control at Old Trafford, according to reports in Spain.

video: Nigeria 1 - 1 Egypt [AFCON Qualification] Highlights 2016

Nigeria XI: Ikeme,Oboabona,Efe,Amuzie,Shehu,Mikel,Etebo, Iheanacho,Musa,Simon,Ighalo.
Subs: Akpeyi, Elderson, Moses, Umar, Azubuike, Orji, Iwobi.

Egypt XI: El-Shennawy;Gaber,Tolba,Rabia,Hegazy;Elneny,Ibrahim S,Abdallah El-Said,Trezeguet,Salah;Koka.
Nigeria were forced to a 1-1 draw by Egypt in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier played in Kaduna. download video: Nigeria 1 – 1 Egypt [AFCON Qualification] Highlights 2016

Friday, 25 March 2016

EPL Updates

Leicester to earn UCL top Spots with EPL win
Leicester to be placed in top Champions League pot if they win the Premier League.

However, UEFA have confirmed that the Premier League will continue to have four Champions League places until at least the end of the 2017-18 season.

Results of Qualifiers, Intl Friendlies

Dream Team VI defeat Brazil in friendly match
Nigeria beat Brazil 1-0, in a friendly match played in Vitoria on Friday morning.
The hosts of this year’s Olympic Games, created the better chances, but were either denied by poor finishing or goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel who had an excellent game.

Ubong Ekpai scored the only goal of the encounter after just four minutes, firing in a rebound.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

EPL Updates

Adam Johnson Jailed For Six Years
Adam Johnson has been sentenced to six years in prison for child sex offences.

Johnson, 29-year-old, former England and Sunderland player was sentenced by Judge Jonathan Rose at Bradford Crown Court on Thursday and has been stripped of his 12 England international caps.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Today In The Papers

Jose Mourinho has reportedly been approached by Arsenal by a third party said to be working on behalf of the Gunners.

Chelsea target Axel Witsel says he wants to leave Zenit St Petersburg this summer to "play in a bigger league"

West Ham are weighing up a summer swoop for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick

Nathan Ake wants to return to Chelsea at the end of his loan spell with Watford

Nigeria vs Egpyt Updates

Adi, Iheanacho, Moses join Eagles as camp swells to 16 for Egypt

Earlier, the Abuja camp on Monday morning had John Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi, Aminu Umar, Godfrey Oboabona, Kalu Orji, Odion Ighalo, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Aaron Samuel.

On Tuesday morning, Daniel Akpeyi, Stanley Amuzie, Elderson Echiejile, Ogenyi Onazi, Azubuike Okechukwu, Efe Ambrose, Abdullahi Shehu, Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon are expected in Abuja on arrival deadline day.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

video: Chelsea 2 - 2 West Ham United [Premier League] Highlights 2015/16

EPL: Chelsea FC v West Ham United Lineups
Chelsea FC XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Kenedy; Remy

Subs : Begovic, Baba, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Traore, Pato

West Ham United XI: Adrian, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble, Lanzini, Payet, Valencia, Sakho

Subs : Randolph, Oxford, O'Brien, Obiang, Song, Emenike, Carroll

video: Everton 0 - 2 Arsenal [Premier League] Highlights 2015/16

EPL: Everton v Arsenal FC Lineups
Everton XI: Robles, Coleman, Jagielka, Funes Mori, Baines, McCarthy, Besic, Lennon, Barkley, Cleverley, Lukaku
Subs: Stones, Kone, Niasse, Deulofeu, Osman, Howard, Galloway.

Arsenal XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Elneny, Iwobi, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck.
Subs: Gibbs, Mertesacker, Giroud, Walcott, Chambers, Campbell, Macey

video: Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Leicester City [Premier League] Highlights 2015/16

Crystal Palace v Leicester City Lineups
Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, Zaha, Cabaye, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Adebayor
Subs: Speroni, Campbell, Gayle, Mutch, Sako, Kelly, Puncheon

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez, Kante, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy
Subs: Amartey, Schlupp, Gray, Ulloa, Wasilewski, Schwarzer, Inler.

EPL: Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth Match Facts

Tottenham Hotspur have lost only two of their last 16 BPL matches at White Hart Lane (W9 D5 L2)

These two sides have covered more ground on average per match than any other BPL team this season (AFC Bournemouth: 117.0km, Spurs: 116.0km).