Manchester United Whip Stoke At Old Trafford Amid Sanchez Talk

The thoughts of Manchester United’s fans may have been on the possible arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal but the players stayed focused to beat Stoke City 3-0 on Monday. In the English Premier League match at a rainy Old Trafford, full-back Antonio Valencia blasted Manchester United into a ninth minute lead. He had cut inside on to his unfavoured — but still potent — left foot before scoring. Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku later wrapped up the victory for Jose Mourinho’s side. The result leaves second-placed United 12 points…

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 Liverpool Accept Barcelona’s $144m Offer For Philippe Coutinho

Reports said Barcelona and Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle for Philippe Coutinho to move to the Spanish giants for 120 million euros ($144 million) with add-ons worth another 40 million euros. Barcelona-based Sport newspaper said Coutinho would join Barca this month on a deal for five seasons, although it said the details of the deal were still to be finalised. “The club reached a deal in principle yesterday evening with Liverpool on the final amount of the deal,” Sport reported. Another newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, said Liverpool were demanding…

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 BREAKING: Chelsea Sign Barkley From Everton

Ross Barkley has completed his widely anticipated move from Everton to Chelsea, the reigning Premier League Champions announced on Friday. The 24- year – old England midfielder has signed a five- and- a – half – year contract and will wear the number eight shirt . “ I ’m overwhelmed , I ’m looking forward to it and I ’m really excited to get started ,” said Barkley . “ To be given a fresh start at a new club like Chelsea, it ’s unbelievable for me. I ’m looking…

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Salah, Oshoala Win African Player Of The Year Awards

Mohammed Salah of Egypt and Nigeria’s Azeezat Oshoala have emerged as the winners of African Player of the year award for Men and Women respectively. Both players were announced as the winners in the top categories at Thursday’s ceremony at the Accra International Conference Centre. Salah, 25, has been in top form for both his club and country in the period under review. The Egyptian star at the moment has 17 goals from 21 appearances for his Premier League club, Liverpool, this term. He also played a pivotal role to…

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Serena Williams Loses On Comeback

Serena Williams lost on her comeback from a maternity break as French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko powered to victory in the “first to ten points” final set at the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament on Saturday. The 36-year-old Williams looked far from full fitness just four months after the birth of her first child and Ostapenko, a 20-year-old Lithuanian, won 6-2, 3-6, 10/5. The former world No.1 is hoping to defend her Australian Open title when the tournament gets underway January 15.

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I don’t know if I’ll stay at Manchester United – Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini admits he does not know if he will stay at Manchester United even if the club make him another contract offer. Fellaini, who could leave Old Trafford for free in the summer, turned down an offer in September. The 30-year-old midfielder says he expects United to make another proposal but that his future is still up in the air. He told Belgian publication Humo: “Honestly, I don’t know. I do have something in mind, but I cannot say anything about this yet.” He added: “If Manchester didn’t want…

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Barcelona blow away Madrid in El Clasico

Barcelona opened up a huge 14-point lead over Real Madrid, the European and world champions after beating them 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal made sure that Madrid will no longer be contesting for the title this season. In a recurring theme of this season Madrid were made to pay for Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema missing first-half chances as Barca took control after half-time. Suarez rounded off a flowing counter-attack to open the scoring before Messi blasted home a…

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 Christian Benteke Ends Crystal Palace’s 14-game Goal Drought

Christian Benteke ended a 14-match goal drought with a 19th minute header for strugglers Crystal Palace in their Premier League clash with Leicester on Saturday. It was Crystal Palace’s first away goal of the season. The 27-year-old Belgian international striker owed his team-mates a goal after controversially missing a last-gasp penalty he shouldn’t have taken in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth. Last weel, Benteke — who should have allowed Luka Milivojevic to take the spot kick as he had scored a penalty earlier in the match — apologised to…

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Top-four Finish Was Arsenal’s Aim, Not Winning Title –Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette says Arsenal need a “miracle” if they are to win the Premier League this season, but added a return to the Champions League was always the club’s main aim this term. Arsenal have taken just one point from their last two league games and make the short journey to West Ham on Wednesday night sitting 17 points adrift of leaders Manchester City. Arsene Wenger’s side also have Manchester United, Chelsea, Burnley and Liverpool ahead of them in the table as they look set to miss out on another…

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Premier League: West Ham stun Chelsea as Moyes gets first win

Marko Arnautovic scored the only goal, as West Ham beat Chelsea 1-0 in Saturday’s early kick-off. The Austrian forward netted after only six minutes, to condemn the champions to their first defeat in seven Premier League matches. It was the first win charge of the Hammers for David Moyes, who again dropped Joe Hart for Adrian in goal. Adrian justified his selection with fine first-half saves from N’Golo Kante and Davide Zappacosta. The result means Chelsea now have 32 points from 16 fixtures. The gap between the Blues and the…

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