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Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola bans players from attending Christmas party
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Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola bans players from attending Christmas party
| December 14th, 2019


Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has cancelled Christmas for his first-team stars, as they have all been banned from attending the club’s festive party.



According to Goal, Guardiola is keen to avoid another festive slump, like the one which threatened to derail their treble hopes last year. After last year’s celebrations, Manchester City were surprisingly beaten 3-2 at home to Crystal Palace and then lost to Leicester four days later.



They eventually recovered to successfully defend their Premier League title. And with City currently 14 points behind league leaders Liverpool, Guardiola has taken action to avoid a similar slump by banning players from this year’s bash.

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Missing gist in Manchester Vs Tottenham crash
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Missing gist in Manchester Vs Tottenham crash
| December 05th, 2019


Jose Mourinho had an unhappy return to Old Trafford, with his Tottenham side falling to a 2-1 loss away to Manchester United.

Marcus Rashford netted a double as Manchester United earned a 2-1 Premier League win at home to Tottenham on Jose Mourinho's return to Old Trafford.Spurs had won their three matches across all competitions since Mourinho was appointed as Mauricio Pochettino's replacement last month, but they slipped to defeat on Wednesday after a below-par showing.

Rashford put United ahead and, after a superb individual effort from Dele Alli levelled the scores, the striker converted a penalty to end United's three-game winless run.


6' GOAL! Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham (Rashford)

RASHFORD FIRES UNITED AHEAD!!! 1-0!!!! The striker beats Gazzaniga with a low strike towards the bottom-left corner to put the home side in the lead. Lingard does well down the left to win a battle with Sanchez. The ball finds Rashford in the left inside channel and he hammers his strike towards the corner. Gazzaniga gets down, but he can only turn it on to the post and the deflection strikes the inside of the woodwork and goes into the net.


13' James' head collides with Mourinho's knee

Winks takes out James on the slide down the right flank. James takes a nasty fall on the sideline and collides into Mourinho, who receives the full blow of the winger's head on his shin. Winks goes into the book for the challenge.


25' CLOSE! Rashford hits the beam

Gazzaniga atones for his error with a good stop to deny Greenwood. James surges down the right flank and cuts the ball back for Lingard. The midfielder turns to tee up Greenwood for the strike. The teenager fires his effort low towards the net, but the Spurs keeper holds firm to send it behind for a corner.


39' GOAL! Man Utd 1-1 Tottenham (Alli)

ALLI EQUALISES!!! 1-1!! Spurs are back in the game from their first foray into the United box as Alli scores a fine goal. He continues his excellent form as he latches on to a hanging ball in the box. The midfielder turns Wan-Bissaka with a fine flick before burying his strike from close range past De Gea on the angle. Superb from the England man. A VAR check confirms that he did not handle the ball in the process, much to the relief of Alli and his team.


49' Penalty Goal! Man Utd 2-1 Tottenham (Rashford)

RASHFORD HOLDS HIS COMPOSURE!!!! 2-1!!! The forward restores his side's advantage with a calm strike from 12 yards. He places his effort in the bottom-right corner, sending Gazzaniga the wrong way. United have a perfect start to the second half.

62' James' shot too straight

Greenwood and Fred combine to tee up James to strike with a curling effort from the edge of the box, but he places his attempt straight at Gazzaniga.


68' James' shot stopped by Gazzaniga

United open up the Spurs defence as Lingard tees up James for a low strike towards the bottom-right corner, but Gazzaniga gets down to make the stop.


RASHFORD FIRES UNITED AHEAD!!! 1-0!!!! The striker beats Gazzaniga with a low strike towards the bottom-left corner to put the home side in the lead. Lingard does well down the left to win a battle with Sanchez. The ball finds Rashford in the left inside channel and he hammers his strike towards the corner. Gazzaniga gets down, but he can only turn it on to the post and the deflection strikes the inside of the woodwork and goes into the net.


13' James' head collides with Mourinho's knee

Winks takes out James on the slide down the right flank. James takes a nasty fall on the sideline and collides into Mourinho, who receives the full blow of the winger's head on his shin. Winks goes into the book for the challenge.


25' CLOSE! Rashford hits the beam

Gazzaniga atones for his error with a good stop to deny Greenwood. James surges down the right flank and cuts the ball back for Lingard. The midfielder turns to tee up Greenwood for the strike. The teenager fires his effort low towards the net, but the Spurs keeper holds firm to send it behind for a corner.


39' GOAL! Man Utd 1-1 Tottenham (Alli)

ALLI EQUALISES!!! 1-1!! Spurs are back in the game from their first foray into the United box as Alli scores a fine goal. He continues his excellent form as he latches on to a hanging ball in the box. The midfielder turns Wan-Bissaka with a fine flick before burying his strike from close range past De Gea on the angle. Superb from the England man. A VAR check confirms that he did not handle the ball in the process, much to the relief of Alli and his team.


49' Penalty Goal! Man Utd 2-1 Tottenham (Rashford)

RASHFORD HOLDS HIS COMPOSURE!!!! 2-1!!! The forward restores his side's advantage with a calm strike from 12 yards. He places his effort in the bottom-right corner, sending Gazzaniga the wrong way. United have a perfect start to the second half.


62' James' shot too straight

Greenwood and Fred combine to tee up James to strike with a curling effort from the edge of the box, but he places his attempt straight at Gazzaniga.


68' James' shot stopped by Gazzaniga

United open up the Spurs defence as Lingard tees up James for a low strike towards the bottom-right corner, but Gazzaniga gets down to make the stop.

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REVEALED! See The Real Reason Arsenal’s Europa League Match Was Moved From Thursday To Wednesday
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REVEALED! See The Real Reason Arsenal’s Europa League Match Was Moved From Thursday To Wednesday
| November 06th, 2019


Arsenal will play their Europa League group game against Vitoria SC at an unusual time on Wednesday, to avoid traffic congestion in Portugal.


The tie will be played at 15:50 GMT on 6 November – a day earlier than the other 23 fixtures taking place.


Portuguese rivals Braga host Besiktas at the Municipal Stadium on Thursday, 15 miles from Vitoria’s home ground.


By moving Arsenal’s game, Uefa hopes to ease pressure on Portuguese authorities and avoid busy traffic.


As well as moving the fixture a day earlier, the game is kicking off at an unusual time to avoid broadcasting clashes with the Champions League.


Europa League matches usually take place at either 17:55 GMT or 20:00 GMT on Thursdays.


Vitoria’s group game with Standard Liege with also take place on a Wednesday, moving from 28 November to 27 November.

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Man City’s Mahrez devastated after boxing champion, Wilder flirted with his wife, Rita
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Man City’s Mahrez devastated after boxing champion, Wilder flirted with his wife, Rita
| November 04th, 2019


Manchester City ace, Riyad Mahrez is reportedly furious after heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder flirted with his wife Rita in a nightclub, The Sun, UK reports.


The newspaper quoted Mahrez friends as saying that Wilder and Rita were ‘chatting intently’ at boxer’s VIP table in the trendy Manchester nightspot, popular among big-spending footballers and WAGS."They were chatting intently, laughing and joking. You could see there was chemistry there and a real connection,” a source told The Sun.

“But because of where it was, a lot of people noticed how well they seemed to be getting along.

“It’s a club full of footballers and Wags, which even some of Riyad’s team-mates go to. Rita was actually on a night out with Riyad’s sisters who she really gets on with."And they did not appear to be happy with what was going on. One even seemed to go and get Rita, to take her away from ­Deontay, who was of course trying to keep her with him.”

Mahrez, a Muslim non-drinker who eschews the typical footballer lifestyle, was ‘devastated’ to hear how Wilder, the WBC champion and father-of-eight who is known for his freakish punching power, seemed to hit it off with Rita so quickly.

According to the report, Wilder spotted Rita from across the club and had one of his entourage invite her over to the table to meet him.She knew who he was but wasn’t starstruck and soon the pair were enjoying an in depth conversation, in full view of Mahrez’s teammates and other revellers.

“Word soon got back to Riyad about what had happened. He knew about it by early the next morning. Riyad was shocked and a bit upset about it — and he couldn’t get his head around what was going on,’ the newspaper’s source added.

Rita married Mahrez in August 2015 and has has two young children with her.

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Ebonyi pastor blames ‘deceitful spirit’ for failed prediction on Super Falcons
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Ebonyi pastor blames ‘deceitful spirit’ for failed prediction on Super Falcons
| June 25th, 2019

A Popular Ebonyi-based Pastor, Rev. Simeon Ononogbu, has blamed a “deceitful” spirit for the failed prediction that the Super Falcons will reach the semi-finals of the on-going FIFA Women World Cup in France, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Ononogbu, a self-acclaimed forecaster, predicated in an interview that the Falcons would reach the semi-finals of the tournament, while the hosts, France would place fifth (best placed quarter-finalists).

The former Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ebonyi branch, sought the understanding of Nigerians on the failed prophesy, noting that he will be more careful in future prophesies.


“It is a pity that the prediction on the Falcons failed which means that it was not a revelation from God.

“We have so many spirits that can deceive people and if we are not careful, we will make mistakes such as this,” he said.
He said that several spirits abound which behaved like God’s spirit to talk and deceive men of God.

“The bible says that some spirits at times, transform into angels of light to talk to us.

“We have “fallen’’ spirits that deceive the children of God because we are humans and weaker than the other spirits,” he said.
Ononogbu, however, revealed that the prophecy on the Falcons could also have failed because he failed to interpret the revelation properly.

“At times when we don’t interpret properly, we will have problems out of it and this can also be seen as a wrong interpretation,” he said.

He, however, insisted that in spite of the failed prophesy, the revelation of France placing fifth in the tournament still stands because it is from God.

“This particular interpretation was clearer than that of the Falcons and we should wait till the end of the competition for its fulfillment,” he said.

Ononogbu, urged Nigerians not to judge him with the failed prophesy as he had correctly made eight-significant prophesies which were fulfilled.

“I earlier predicted the visit of Rev, Uma Ukpai to Ebonyi and those who refused to heed the directive on the venue saw the number of people that died,” he said.

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