Author: Selasi Fiawoyi

Madrid And Spurs Share Spoils, City Perfect, Liverpool Rampant

Tottenham shared the spoils with 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday to draw level on seven points with the Champions League holders at the top of Group H. Cristiano Ronaldo nearly had the hosts ahead at the five-minute mark, but his header from close range from a Achraf Hakimi pass hit the post before Karim Benzema side-footed the rebound wide. And Ronaldo had another chance at the opener go begging before 20 minutes, with his right-footed shot from just inside the penalty area skirting wide of the post. A lively looking Spurs side found their goal in the 27th minute when...

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Leicester City Sack Craig Shakespeare, Thomas Tuchel Is Possible Replacement

Leicester have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare following Monday’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion, the club confirmed on Tuesday, with sources saying that they want Thomas Tuchel as his replacement. The former Premier League champions sit 18th in the table after only one win in their opening eight games of the campaign, a 2-0 win against Brighton on Aug. 19. Shakespeare was named permanent Leicester manager on a three-year contract in June after keeping them in the Premier League following a relegation battle last season. Man City move clear of Man United at top, Chelsea lose to Palace He replaced Claudio Ranieri, who...

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Portugal Pip Switzerland To Russia, France Also Advance

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal secured  their spot at the 2018 World Cup by beating Switzerland 2-0 in their final UEFA qualifier on Tuesday. Anything less than a victory would have seen Portugal forced to go through a two-legged playoff next month, but instead they top Group B on goal difference above the Swiss, who will drop into the playoffs, despite winning all nine of their previous qualifiers. Portugal took the lead in the 41st minute when Eliseu curled a dangerous cross into the box intended for Joao Mario, who collided with Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer and Johan Djourou. The ball came off the defender...

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I Made The Best Choice By Rejecting Everton – Giroud

Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud has revealed that he was close to signing for Everton in the summer – yet believes that he made the “best choice” by choosing to stay at Arsenal. The Toffees targeted the 31-year-old French forward as their first-choice replacement for the outgoing Romelu Lukaku, who left for Manchester United in a £75m fee – only for the deal for Giroud to collapse in the final stages. Despite only starting three games all season, in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup, the French international has ruled out further possibility of making the switch to Goodison Park in January if Everton...

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Wales Fail To Make It To Russia, Iceland And Serbia Qualify

Iceland and Serbia secured their spots in the 2018 World Cup with victories on Monday, while Republic of Ireland and Croatia reached the playoffs, ending the hopes of Wales and Ukraine in the process. Aleksandar Prijovic scored in the 74th minute as Serbia topped Group D with a 1-0 win over Georgia to secure their third World Cup appearance in the past four tournaments after they missed out in 2014. Aleksandar Mitrovic sent a low cross through the box and Prijovic got his foot to it, sending it back across goal and in off the inside of the far post. But the biggest...

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