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Transfer: Barcelona in Talks with Man United over Defender deal

Manchester United have been offered Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann in exchange for Victor Lindelöf. Barca are looking to take advantage of Raphael Varane's move to Old Trafford, which has seen Lindelöf drop down the pecking order.

"I’m leaving because the club no longer has the faith in me I need" Zidane pens open letter to Real Madrid fans

  Dear Real Madrid fans, For more than 20 years, from the first day I arrived in Madrid and wore the white shirt, you’ve shown me your love. I’ve always felt that there was something special between us. I’ve had the enormous honour of being a player and the coach of the greatest club ever, but above all I’m just another Madrid fan. For all these reasons I wanted to write this letter, to say goodbye to you and explain my decision to leave the coaching job. When, in March 2019, I accepted the offer to return to Real Madrid after a break of eight months it was, of course, because President Florentino Pérez asked me, but also because all of you asked me every day to do so. When I met any of you in the street I felt your support and the desire to see me with the team again. Because I share the values of Real Madrid; this club belongs to its members, its fans and the entire world. I’ve tried to follow these values in everything I have done, and I’ve tried to be an example. Being at Mad

Barcelona sign Sergio Agüero

  Barcelona have completed the signing of Manchester City legend Sergio Agüero on a free transfer. The 32-year-old striker underwent medical tests in Spain on Monday, just two days after his last match for City ended in a 1-0 Champions League final defeat to Chelsea. The Argentina international, who will link up with friend and international team-mate Lionel Messi at Camp Nou, has signed a two-year contract that contains a €100million buy-out clause. He will join on July 1 after his City contract expires. "Everyone at Manchester City would like to take this opportunity to thank Sergio for his incredible contribution to our success over the last decade and wish him well on the remainder of his career," the English champions said in a statement. Agüero spent five years in LaLiga with Atlético Madrid until 2011, when he moved to City for a reported fee of £35m. He scored a club-record 260 goals in 389 appearances in all competitions during a glittering decade in Manche

Juventus eying two possible replacements for Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus would reportedly consider swapping Cristiano Ronaldo in exchange for either Paul Pogba or Mauro Icardi. With Ronaldo’s contract to expire in 2022, the Portuguese star can depart Turin next year as a free agent unless he leaves this summer. Should he go, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are his two most probable destinations. According to Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus would consider allowing their prized asset to leave in one of the following two swap deals. Paul Pogba ManchesterUnited are reportedly keeping tabs on Ronaldo. Juventus are aware of this and would be open to offering CR7 in a direct swap. Mauro Icardi If Kylian Mbappe leaves Paris Saint-Germain this summer, Ronaldo is the reported favorite to replace the striker. Therefore, Juventus would consider allowing PSG to take their star player if Icardi is included in a swap deal. The Argentine has been a long-term target for the club. Although no official talks have taken place. Icardi also cl

Villarreal Coach Delighted to win 'deserved' Europa League cup

Villarreal coach, Unai Emery, was delighted for the players after winning the Europa League. Villarreal defeated Manchester United on penalties after the score had finished 1-1. Afterwards, Emery said: “I am very happy. These players have worked very hard through the season, for the president, the owner, the chairman. We are very proud of Villarreal.  I think we deserved to win. It was Manchester United but we played a very competitive match tonight. “This club has played in the UCL and we are going to enjoy this competition. “I want to win the Europa League but I want to play in the Champions League. We will enjoy this moment with our supporters and our families tomorrow.”

Second means Nothing - Rashford, downs talk of Man Utd going backward

Marcus Rashford has vowed that Manchester United are not going “downhill” but has warned the club that “second means nothing” after their Europa League Final heartbreak against Villarreal. With the scores level after extra time in Gdansk, United lost a sensational penalty shootout 11-10 with Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli the hero as he scored before saving David De Gea’s spot-kick. Rulli’s penalty earned Unai Emery his fourth Europa League trophy – a record for a manager – and left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still waiting for his first trophy as United boss. Rashford – who scored his spot-kick but otherwise disappointed in Poland, with a huge miss in the second half – cut a disconsolate figure after the shootout, but vowed that United will be back stronger. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer misses his date with destiny as another cup passes Manchester United by “We have been working so hard all season and this was the opportunity to win a trophy and it didn’t happen for whatever reason. “We have t

Villarreal Defeat Manchester United to lift Europa League Cup

  Manchester United was defeated by Villarreal on penalties in the 2021 UEFA Europa League Final at Arena Gdansk in Poland Details Later...

Serie A: Antonio Conte leaves Inter

  Antonio Conte is no longer Inter's coach the club can confirm. This was confirmed in a statement released by the club stating that the contract with Conte was terminated by a consensual agreement.   "The club announces that it has reached an agreement for the consensual termination of the contract with the coach. The whole club wants to thank Antonio for the extraordinary work he has done, which culminated in the victory of the Scudetto. It will remain forever in the history of our club, "said the 'Nerazzurri' team in their statement. Conte leaves Inter after two seasons in the squad and after reaching the final of the Europa League in 2020 and winning the League, ending Juve's hegemony due to discrepancies with the board for next season's project, as stated by the 'Gazzetta dello Sport'. According to the Italian media, he will charge about seven million euros (half of the 13.5 net that he had left to receive in the year that he had pendi

Alaba set to Join Madrid

  An announcement by Real Madrid confirming the signing of David Alaba looks increasingly imminent. As revealed by Gol TV, the Bayern Munich defender was in Madrid yesterday to look at houses with an advisor to his agent. However, according to sources close to Alaba who spoke to Diario AS, the Austrian "was not at the club." Providing all goes as planned, Madrid intends to announce the signing of Alaba before the end of the week. But whatever happens, no official presentation is expected until after Euro 2020. The idea of making the announcement before the Euros is to remove any pressure on the player regarding his future during the tournament. Alaba, who finished the season with Bayern last weekend, has been enjoying a few days of vacation ahead of Austria’s preparations for the Euros. The 26 players summoned by coach Franco Foda will convene on Thursday afternoon in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, a small town near the border with Czech Republic, where they will complete a four-

Suárez slams Koeman after Atlético Madrid win LaLiga title

  Luis Suárez has slammed Ronald Koeman for lacking personality and also hit out at former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu after winning LaLiga with Atlético Madrid. The 34-year-old striker was controversially allowed to leave Barça for domestic rivals Atlético after six successful seasons at Camp Nou. Suárez responded by firing in 21 goals in 32 league matches for Atleti, including two in their final two matches in priceless wins against Osasuna and Real Valladolid. The latter goal ultimately sealed the title, with his league strikes leading to 22 points in total across the season. The Uruguay forward has regularly discussed how hurt he was by his Barça departure and looked at it from a fresh angle after showing his emotion when Atleti got over the line to claim league glory. "I will always be grateful to Barcelona and I'm never going to go against Barcelona, they have given me everything and allowed me to get to the elite. "But obviously the president

''I'm Champion in England, Spain and Italy'', as Cristiano Ronaldo hints at possible Juventus exit

  Cristiano Ronaldo said he reached his goals with Serie A powerhouse Juventus amid growing doubts over his future. Ronaldo has been linked with former clubs Manchester United and Real Madrid, as well as Paris Saint-Germain, after Juventus narrowly finished in Serie A's top four to secure Champions League qualification. The 36-year-old – contracted to the Bianconeri until 2022 – made history after finishing the season as the league's top goalscorer (29), five goals ahead of Inter forward Romelu Lukaku. Ronaldo, who has won two Scudetti, two Supercoppa Italiana titles and a Coppa Italia trophy since moving to Turin in 2018 but missed out on Champions League silverware, became the first player to finish as the top scorer for a season in Serie A, LaLiga and the Premier League. The Portugal captain and five-time Ballon d'Or winner heightened speculation over his future in a social media post on Monday. "The life and career of any top player are made of ups and do

Al-Khelaifi: Mbappé will "100 per cent" stay at PSG

  Kylian Mbappé will "100 per cent" be staying at Paris Saint-Germain despite the club missing out on the Ligue 1 title, according to president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Superstar France forward Mbappé was on target as PSG won 0-2 at Brest on Sunday but it was not enough to deny Lille a famous title triumph as the underdogs ran out 1-2 victors at Angers.   PSG also faltered in the Champions League, going down 4-1 on aggregate to Manchester City in the semi-finals and Mbappé – who finished top scorer in Ligue 1 for a third consecutive season – has consistently been linked with a move away from the club. With only a little over a year remaining on his contract, the likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool have been credited with an interest in securing Mbappé's services. But Al-Khelaifi was defiant about the 22-year-old's future when addressing the issue with Canal +. "For me, Kylian is a PSG player and will be a PSG player. I am not worried," he said. "Do no

Gareth Bale arrives back in Madrid

  Just a few hours after bagging a couple of goals in Tottenham's final game of the Premier League season against Leicester, Gareth Bale returned to Madrid on a private jet, according to El Chiringuito de Jugones. Bale's presence in the capital has generated speculation but the simple reason why he is back is to be able to see his family who live in Madrid. It's understandable that with the domestic season over, he would want to see his wife and children and spend a few days with them before he joins up with the Wales squad for next month's Euros. What happens next for Bale remains uncertain. His loan spell at Tottenham has come to an end and as he himself said after the Leicester game, now isn't the moment to make any big announcements. “It just has to happen after the Euros. I know what I'm doing but it'll just cause chaos if I say anything now," he explained after finishing the league campaign with a brace against Leicester and effectively ru

Sergio Ramos Omitted from Spain Euro 2020 Squad

Spanish head coach Luis Enrique has confirmed the names of the 24 players that will participate at the forthcoming European Championship. There was much speculation ahead of the announcement over Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos being included or not. In the end the Asturian opted to omit the player who has 180 international caps with La Roja and who has suffered recently with a hamstring problem and who has missed the bulk of 2021 through injury. Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte has been drafted into the Spanish squad and is seen as a replacement for the Camas born defender in a 24 man squad that includes no Real Madrid players. Spain will play in Group E and will face: Slovakia, Sweden and Poland at Seville's La Cartuja Olympic stadium with a limited number of spectators allowed to attend the games. Spain Euro 2020 squad: Goalkeepers: Unai Simón, De Gea, Robert Sánchez Defenders: Gayà, Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Laporte, Eric García, Diego Llorente, Azpilicueta, Mar

Suarez Goal Seal La Liga Title for Atletico Madrid

Luis Suarez’s goal has secured a 2-1 victory for Atletico Madrid over Real Valladolid on Saturday that clinched his team another remarkable La Liga title. Suarez began the season crying after being forced out of Barcelona but ended it with his 21st goal of the season earning Atletico a first league triumph since 2014, this one at the expense of Real Madrid. Atletico knew victory would guarantee them the title regardless of what Real Madrid did at home to Villarreal but it was never comfortable, with Valladolid taking a shock early lead. Real Madrid were behind too for most of the afternoon but Karim Benzema equalised in the 87th minute and Luka Modric even scored a late winner for 2-1 at Valdebebas, leaving Atletico hanging on at the end, as they were suddenly one goal away from squandering it all. When the final whistle blew, the players ran onto the pitch, Suarez underneath a pile of red and white shirts, with Europe’s most nerve-wracking and unpredictable title race finally complete

Manchester City Defender Ruben Dias Named FWA footballer of the Year

Manchester City's Ruben Dias has been crowned Football Writers' Association (FWA) Footballer of the Year for the 2020/21 season. The Portugal defender picked up more votes than Man City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne and Tottenham striker Harry Kane, to claim the honour. Manchester City's excellence on their way to the Premier League title this season was reflected in the voting as nine of Pep Guardiola's players picked up votes which accounted for 50 per cent of the total votes cast. Reflecting on his award, Dias said: "It's a huge privilege, I'm very, very happy. I could not have done it without the success of the team, without everyone in the team deserving this award. Only by that, as a defender, am I able to be here to receive this prize.

Harry Kane to leave Tottenham this summer

  Bombshell in the Premier League. Harry Kane is set to leave Tottenham. There have been rumours about striker's future doing the rounds for the past few weeks, but Sky Sports are now reporting that a decision has been made and the club informed.  They claim that Kane met with Daniel Levy to tell the chairman that he has made a definitive decision to leave the club. The news will prompt a rush of clubs clambering for his signature this summer. However, Daniel Levy is well known as being a tough negotiator - as he showed in his dealings with Real Madrid for Luka Modric and Gareth Bale. At the moment, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are the leading candidates to land Kane. Negotiations will be anything but straightforward. Sky explain that the clubs have been in touch with the agency which represents the player to let them know of their interest. That means that the ball is in Spurs' court - they must decide whether they want to sell a player who has been one o

Benzema recalled by French national team, as Deschamps Announce Euro 2020 Squad

  With Belgium, Croatia and Poland recently confirming their squad lists for next month's rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament, France coach Didier Deschamps has announced the 26 players who will form part of his squad as 'Les Bleus' challenge for the title. The major anticipated surprise in the squad selection is a return for Karim Benzema. French outlets Le Parisien and L'Équipe had both claimed on Tuesday that the Madrid striker would be included. Si Karim Benzema revenait en équipe de France, cela changerait tout Le retour surprise de Karim Benzema modifierait en profondeur le paysage de l'attaque française. Plus de cinq ans après sa dernière sélection, il a changé, est devenu plus buteur   Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Kingsley Coman, Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembélé were all included in the list which Deschamps announced on Tuesday evening at 20:00 CEST. There was no place however for Manchester United's Anthony Martial. Karim Benzema

Popular Nollywood Actress Tonto Dikeh spotted at Streams of Joy International Church (Pictures)

The popular Nollywood cum singer was spotted inside the church in Abuja. She attended their normal church service yesterday which was directed by Pastor Jerry Eze the head Pastor. Tonto Charity Dikeh is a Nigerian actress, singer, songwriter and humanitarian.[1] On 27 August 2000, Tonto Dikeh set up her foundation, the Tonto Dikeh Foundation.  The Foundation was established with clear vision and passion of making life better for all displaced and under privilege women, girls, youth, and children in Africa, in-respective of their Politically, Religious and Cultural differences.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic ruled out of Euro 2020

  Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not feature for Sweden at Euro 2020, head coach Janne Andersson has confirmed. Ibrahimovic made a return to the national team in March, playing in World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Kosovo. But a knee injury has ended his hopes of representing his country at the rescheduled European Championship, with Ibrahimovic ruled out after Milan confirmed a treatment plan that will take six weeks. Andersson: "It is sad for Zlatan, but for us too" "I spoke to Zlatan Ibrahimovic today, who unfortunately told me his injury will prevent his participation in the European Championship this summer,” said Andersson. "Of course, it is sad, especially for Zlatan, but for us too. I hope that he is back on the pitch again as soon as possible." Though injury has curtailed his season, Ibrahimovic has enjoyed an excellent campaign for Milan. He has scored 15 league goals for Rossoneri at a minutes per goal ratio of 99.87 that trails only Luis

Leicester City defeats Chelsea to win FA Cup final

  A magnificent long-range strike from Youri Tielemans gave Leicester City their first FA Cup triumph with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday, in front of the biggest crowd in England since March 2020. Leicester had been beaten in all their four previous FA Cup final appearances, most recently in 1969, and they were on the back foot for most of the game. Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea dominated the first half but struggled to create major openings, even after Leicester lost their centre half Jonny Evans to injury in the 34th minute. Tielemans's goal will count among the finest to win this 149-year old competition. Collecting the ball centrally he pushed forward and as the Chelsea defence backed off he unleashed a perfectly struck drive which the diving Kepe Arrizabalaga could do nothing about. There was late drama when Chelsea thought they had levelled through a Wes Morgan own goal but VAR ruled that Ben Chilwell had been offside. The Foxes are FA Cup champion

Tuchel Reveals Costly mistake as Chelsea lose FA Cup final against Leicester City

  Thomas Tuchel made a mistake with his Chelsea team selection against Leicester City, according to Ian Wright. Youri Tielemans' wonder-strike was the difference between the two teams in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium as the Blues missed out on a piece of silverware. Tuchel made five changes to the Chelsea side that were beaten by Arsenal on Wednesday night with Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rudiger, N'Golo Kante, Hakim Ziyech, and Timo Werner all coming into the team. Reece James was one of six players to keep his place in the side, but his role was slightly different in Tuchel's favoured 3-4-2-1 formation. Youri Tielemans stunner and VAR's biggest call sinks Chelsea and leads Leicester to first FA Cupfootballlondon Instead of operating as a right-wing back, the England international was part of the back three alongside Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva. That meant captain Cesar Azpilicueta played as the right-wing back. And despite James coping e

PSG: Neymar banned for Coupe de France final against Monaco

  Neymar has been ruled out of the Coupe de France final against Monaco at the Stade de France next Wednesday after being handed a one-game suspension by the France Football Federation (FFF) after the Paris Saint-Germain forward picked up a booking against Montpellier in PSG’s penalty shoot-out victory in the semi-finals. The FFF disciplinary committee convened on Friday to review Neymar’s file and decided to hand out the one-game ban. The punishment is not for accumulation of yellow cards but for a repeated offence, the FFF said. A month ago, Neymar received a two-game ban after squaring up to Lille’s Tiago Djaló during a Ligue 1 game. Although he was only cautioned against Montpellier and not sent off, the federation has stated it decided to issue the ban as it considered Neymar was playing under the threat of a sanction if he was caught up in a similar incident again. Neymar will not be the only absentee for Mauricio Pochettino’s side on 19 May. PSG vice-captain Presnel Kimpem

FA Cup Final: Chelsea Boss Provides Starting line-up update vs Leicester

  Thomas Tuchel was thrilled to report at his press conference ahead of the FA Cup final that Mateo Kovacic is fit again and available for selection. The Croatian has not featured since picking up a hamstring injury in Seville before the second leg of our Champions League quarter-final tie against Porto last month. ‘Kova is with us again,’ reported the boss. ‘It’s huge. Mateo has everything we need in midfield. He has experience, power, acceleration, deceleration, he can dribble with the ball and beat players, he is fast and has physical ability. ‘You could see when we missed Mateo and N’Golo in the same match we lacked quality and energy and experience. Billy [Gilmour] did a huge job in both games, but it’s still not fair to compare him to these players because they have more experience and they are a step ahead in their development. ‘It’s what we need in the key moments of the season at the end of the season. It’s big news for us Kova is back. He has a huge impact in the dr

Laporte switches international allegiance from France to Spain

Aymeric Laporte is set to represent Spain at Euro 2020 after switching his allegiance from France. Manchester City centre-back Laporte has represented Les Bleus 51 times in total across the under-17 and under-21 age groups. However, the 26-year-old was never handed his senior debut, despite being called up three times by Didier Deschamps. Laporte came through the youth ranks at Athletic Bilbao and made 222 appearances for the Basque club until joining City in January 2018. He was granted Spanish citizenship earlier this week and FIFA has confirmed he can play for Spain with "immediate effect". Luis Enrique reportedly lobbied the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to look into the possibility of Laporte changing allegiance, so it feels safe to assume he will be a key part of the former Barcelona head coach's plans for Euro 2020.  

Real Madrid coach Zidane to leave club

Zidane will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season. The Frenchman has made this decision. More details soon...

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks another record in Italy

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player in history to score 100 goals for 3 different clubs, in 3 different countries and his national team.  The former Real Madrid star was on target for the outgoing Italian champions while Paulo Dybala was also on target after beating Sassuolo 3-1. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored now scored 100 goals for Juventus, 459 goals for Real Madrid ,118 goals for Manchester United and 103 international goals for Portugal.

Team mates fumes as Ronaldo skip training to go shopping for a Ferrari

Cristiano is more and more isolated at Juventus. For the past three months, it has been reporting that the player wants to leave the Italian club and the latest episode at the club suggests that even his own team mates wouldn't be sorry to see him go. On Monday, the day after the team's defeat to AC Milan, Cristiano didn't train with the rest of the squad. He had been granted permission to skip the session and instead, went to Maranello, with  Agnelli and Elkann, to buy a new Ferrari. The images of the ex-madridista smiling after one of Juve's most humiliating defeats of the past few years did not go down at all well with the fans, or his team mates. At Juve, Cristiano takes home 30 million euros a year, and in spite of the amount of goals he contributes (99 in 130 games), the team has been in a steady decline since he joined. That is obviously not his fault, (the club has changed coach three times in three years), but now things have deteriorated to a level where

Virgil van Dijk to miss Euro 2020

  Virgil van Dijk has confirmed he will not be taking part in Euro 2020 for Netherlands due to fitness concerns. The Dutch captain will miss the tournament and complete his recovery with the aim of being ready to start pre-season training with Liverpool. The 29-year-old has missed much of the season having suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury against Everton in October, ruling him out ever since. And Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp recently dented fans' hopes of seeing Van Dijk in action again this season by saying he is still "quite a way" from returning to training despite footage of the player running. Van Dijk has now confirmed he will not risk his recovery by playing at the Euros, though he is disappointed to miss out. The defender told Liverpool's website: "In this latest stage for myself, I have come to a decision that I had to make: would I be involved in the Euros, yes or no? With everything that is going on, I feel physically it is the right

Klopp congratulates Pep on Manchester City success

  Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has congratulated Manchester City after the Reds were officially dethroned as Premier League champions. Defeat for Manchester United at Leicester City on Tuesday meant Pep Guardiola's side sealed their third title in four years without playing. Klopp revealed he had texted Guardiola and his former Borussia Dortmund player Ilkay Gündogan to congratulate them. And he recognised their accomplishment as he addressed reporters for the first time since City were crowned ahead of Liverpool's trip to Old Trafford to play United on Thursday.   He insists City are beatable, but the combination of Guardiola and an expensive squad makes it the toughest of challenges. "It is a great achievement, congratulations," said Klopp. "I texted Pep last night and already texted Ilkay obviously. Really well done after a very difficult year for the whole world, not just in football, and what they achieved so far this season is exceptional. If you ha

Fulham relegated from EPL

Fulham are relegated after a 2-0 defeat to Burnley. For the first time in Premier League history, three teams have already been relegated with three games still to play, Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion and  Fulham. Scott Parker's side are the third and final club relegated from the Premier League this season.

Manchester United striker signs contract extension with club

Edinson Cavani has signed his contract extension with Manchester United. The agreement has been completed, Cavani has accepted to stay after Man Utd board and Solskjaer were pushing to keep him. Confirmed and done deal.  Edinson Cavani joined the reds in the summer but his contract is set to expire end of this season, but now .extends till 2022.

Champions League final to be played in Wembley stadium

The Champions League final between Man City and Chelsea will now be played at Wembley stadium, England.  The final was scheduled to take place at Istanbul but has been ruled out because of the rising cases of COVID-19 in Turkey. The final will be played by two premium league clubs Chelsea and Manchester City. 

Arsenal win to ease pressure on Arteta

  Mikel Arteta will have been relieved to edge past West Brom unscathed but the pressure is still very much on. However, Mikel Arteta must have breathed a huge sigh of relief when his players held out to scrape a win of any kind at the end of another volatile week. Of course it doesn't make up for a calamitous league campaign or even put a sticking plaster on the gaping wound caused by crashing out of the Europa League to Villarreal on Thursday. But any recovery has to start somewhere. And Arteta will be happy to have negotiated this potential banana skin without adding more injury to insult. When the kids are united Arsenal look less likely to be defeated. And once again Arteta had his baby-faced assassins to thank for setting up a deserved win. Bukayo Saka (19) - the best player on the park - played in Emile Smith Rowe (20) who notched his first Premier League goal after a nervy start. Nicolas Pepe thought he had floored them with a screamer six minutes later to fin

West Brom relegated from EPL with defeat at Arsenal

  West Brom join Sheffield United in next season’s Championship as their 3-1 defeat at Arsenal confirmed their relegation from the Premier League. Sam Allardyce’s men gave themselves a lot of work to do as they found themselves 2-0 down at half time. West Brom gave themselves too much work to do at Arsenal and this season The first Gunners goal was a well-crafted move as Emile Smith Rowe volleyed home Bukayo Saka’s cute cross from the left. Nicolas Pepe doubled Arsenal’s advantage in stunning style, cutting in from the right before firing the ball into the top corner from 25 yards out. Smith Rowe gave Arsenal the lead just shy of the half hour mark And six minutes later it was 2-0 with this stunner from Pepe And six minutes later it was 2-0 with this stunner from Pepe Mathues Pereira’s fine effort gave the Baggies hope midway through the second half – the Brazilian getting the ball on the halfway line and running through the heart of the Arsenal midfield before finding

Bayern Munich win ninth consecutive Bundesliga title

  Bayern Munich claimed a record-breaking ninth consecutive Bundesliga title thanks to Borussia Dortmund's 3-2 win over RB Leipzig. Last season's treble winners missed out on Champions League glory this season, but they remain far ahead of their closest rivals in German football. Bayern were set to have the chance to seal glory when hosting Borussia Mönchengladbach later on Saturday but goals from Marco Reus and Jadon Sancho, who struck twice after half-time, gave Dortmund victory over second-placed Leipzig at Signal Iduna Park to complete the formalities. Bayern have now matched deposed Serie A kings Juventus for the longest streak of domestic championships won by teams from Europe's top five leagues. The latest championship success for Bayern means they have won the Bundesliga 30 times since the league was founded in 1963, with Dortmund and Gladbach next on the list with five titles each. Bayern have a 16th title since 2000, underlining their growing domestic domina

Manchester United boss happy with Reds’ Response At Villa, gives verdict on team's performance

  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted to see Manchester United once again come from behind to take all three points on the road. This week, it was Aston Villa who suffered at the hands of Ole’s men, with goals from Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani ensuring United head back home with a 3-1 win from the Midlands. However, the boss was even more thrilled given our heavy fixture schedule, which he discussed in detail after the game. The boss also gave his thoughts on the match’s key moments, looked ahead to Leicester and shared his opinion on the Premier League standings. Below is what he had to say at Villa Park, when speaking to MUTV, Sky Sports and in his post-match press conference. “Yeah, sometimes, you know, you want to up the tempo a bit. I was confident. I was very confident. I felt we played okay in the first half, we created chances but didn’t take them. They didn’t have too much, Dean [Henderson] didn’t have too much to do but it was a very good goal. Y

United Secure Champions League Qualification

  Everton's victory at West Ham United means Manchester United have secured Champions League qualification for the 2021/22 season with four games remaining in the Premier League campaign. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side came from behind to beat Aston Villa away from home on Sunday afternoon with goals from Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani. Everton's win, through a Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal, a couple of hours later, means that United are assured of a top-four finish in this season's Premier League. Much still remains to play for. United have two more games before league leaders Manchester City are in action again, giving the Reds an opportunity to put some pressure on our local rivals, who had hoped to clinch the title this weekend. Having beaten Roma in the Europa League semi-finals last week, United also have the opportunity to lift a trophy this season. Solskjaer will already be making preparations for his side to take on Villarreal in Gdansk, Po

Liverpool win at Anfield, close in on top four finish

Liverpool closed the gap on the Premier League top four with a 2-0 victory over Southampton at Anfield on Saturday night. Sadio Mane headed the Reds into the lead on 31 minutes after Mohamed Salah had stood up a cross towards the back post. Thiago Alcantara struck his first goal for the club as the game entered added time when he swept in from just outside of the area to make certain of the outcome. The result moves Jürgen Klopp’s side to within six points of fourth-placed Leicester City, with a game in hand.

Chelsea’s Ziyech and Alonso keep wasteful Manchester City waiting

  Chelsea takes a big step towards securing a top-four finish and Manchester City must wait a little longer to be crowned champions. Marcos Alonso's late, late winner lifts Chelsea up into third, one point ahead of Leicester City - and means the Blues have laid down quite the marker ahead of their Champions League final clash with City in three weeks' time. City could still end the weekend as Premier League winners, but they now require Manchester United to lose to Aston Villa tomorrow for that to happen.

Pep 'sad' after defeat to Chelsea, calls for focus in the next game

  Pep Guardiola says Manchester City must focus on our next game against Newcastle United and not dwell on missing out on the chance to win the Premier League title after our defeat to Chelsea. City needed to win against Thomas Tuchel’s side in order to be crowned champions, but fell to a 2-1 loss against the team we will face in the Champions League final at the end of the month. Raheem Sterling gave City a 1-0 lead at the break and it might have been greater but Sergio Aguero saw his Panenka penalty saved by Edouard Mendy and the visitors took full advantage of the reprieve Hakim Ziyech equalised with a smart finish on the hour mark and Marcos Alonso netted a 90th minute winner to complete a frustrating evening for City, but Guardiola insists his players must move on. “In general, the performance was good,” the boss said at his post-match press conference. “We are sad because we lose - we wanted to close the Premier League today - but we have to be focused. Football is unpr