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Arsenal beat 10-man Newcastle 1-0

A Colloccini-deflected volley from Oxlade-Chamberlin was enough to give the Gunners three points at St. James’ Park. It was a fiery contest that saw no fewer than six Newcastle players booked as well as striker Aleksandar Mitrovic sent off for a reckless challenge on Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin. It ended Newcastle 0-1 in favour of Arsenal Share This: Read More »

Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace: Mourinho’s champions stunned by Ward winner

Falcao got off the mark for the hosts but the Premier League champions suffered a rare defeat at Stamford Bridge, with the prospect of back-to-back titles already looking bleak Jose Mourinho suffered only his second home defeat in the Premier League as Chelsea manager as Crystal Palace shocked the champions with a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge. Bakary Sako put ... Read More »

Messi beats Ronaldo again, named Europe’s best

Lionel Messi added another individual trophy to his collection Thursday, being voted UEFA’s Best Player in Europe for last season. The Barcelona star beat Luis Suarez, his teammate at the Champions League winner, and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in a Europe-wide poll of journalists. Messi, the four-time FIFA world player of the year, got the UEFA honor after a season-long ... Read More »

Arsenal draw Bayern as Chelsea tackle Porto in Champions League draws

  Draw for the UEFA Champions League group stage made in Monaco on Thursday: Group A Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) Real Madrid (ESP) Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) Malmo (SWE) Group B PSV Eindhoven (NED) Manchester United (ENG) CSKA Moscow (RUS) Wolfsburg (GER) Group C Benfica (POR) Atletico Madrid (ESP) Galatasaray (TUR) Astana (KAZ) Group D Juventus (ITA) Manchester City (ENG) Sevilla (ESP) ... Read More »

Barcelona considers offering Neymar contract extension

Barcelona’s club president says the European champions will consider offering Neymar a contract extension amid speculation that Manchester United is interested in signing the Brazil striker. Josep Bartomeu tells Catalunya Radio that “in the next few months we will talk about an extension. He must stay, not just three years, but five or 10 years more.” The 23-year-old Neymar is ... Read More »

Super Eagles coach expresses optimism over players’ return

Super Eagles assistant coach and goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu has expressed delight at having players return to the team’s camp after featuring in games over the weekend for their respective clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League. As at the last count, seven of the players had returned from representing their clubs to the Eagles camp, and Agu says it ... Read More »

Bolt beats Gatlin to win world 100m title

Usain Bolt produced perhaps his greatest miracle of all as he put a troubled build-up behind him to beat two-time doper and clear favourite Justin Gatlin to retain his world 100m title, BBC reports. The controversial Gatlin came into the final on a 28-race unbeaten run and apparently relishing his role as the sport’s bad guy. But at the same ... Read More »

Terry sent off as 10-man Chelsea beat West Brom

John Terry was sent off as Pedro inspired Chelsea to a first Premier League win of the season at West Brom. Thibaut Courtois saved James Morrison’s early penalty but Pedro, who signed from Barcelona for £21m this week, fired in before setting up Diego Costa. Morrison then atoned for his earlier error with a crisp strike before Cesar Azpilicueta made ... Read More »

Manchester United forced to a goalless draw at Old Trafford

Manchester United’s 100% winning start to the season ended as Newcastle United produced a battling display to secure their second point of the campaign. Wayne Rooney had a goal ruled out for offside as Louis van Gaal’s United made a blistering start before Newcastle responded through Aleksandar Mitrovic. The Serbia striker headed against the United bar before Newcastle’s Tim Krul ... Read More »

NFF confident Eaglets will do well

General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Mohammed Sanusi on Wednesday visited the Golden Eaglets at their Katsina Motel camp in Katsina, with a message of goodwill and support from the NFF Executive Committee, as the team continues preparations for this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup finals in Chile. Also on hand to encourage the team were NFF Board Members, Alhaji ... Read More »