Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Morata scores as Chelsea see off Everton


Chelsea produced a dominant home performance to comfortably beat Everton for their second win of the Premier League season. Cesc Fabregas broke Everton’s resistance by coolly clipping into the bottom corner from Alvaro Morata’s instinctive knockdown, ending a smart move that began with a quick free-kick. Morata’s thumping header doubled Chelsea’s lead before the break, the Spaniard gleefully finishing from ...

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Man Utd stay top after Rashford, Fellaini strikes against Leicester


Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini both scored as Manchester United overcame a resolute Leicester to strengthen their position at the top of the Premier League. Jose Mourinho’s side had applied incessant pressure on the Foxes from kick-off, and Romelu Lukaku missed a second-half penalty prior to the goals, as they found it difficult to break the steadfast backline. They ...

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Double for Lewandowski as Bayern win at Bremen


Robert Lewandowski scored twice in the last 20 minutes as Bayern Munich beat Werder Bremen for a second win from their first two Bundesliga games. Summer signing Corentin Tolisso hit the crossbar early on for the five-times-in-a-row German champions. The opener came when Poland star Lewandowski backheeled Kingsley Coman’s cross into the net. And he scored his sixth goal in ...

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PL Roundup: Pressure on Bilic, De Boer as West Ham, Palace lose


Crystal Palace 0-2 Swansea City Tammy Abraham, on loan from Chelsea, opened his account for the Swans to give the away side breathing space at the break. The 19-year-old volleyed home a superbly lofted ball into the box from Leroy Fer. Frank de Boer, the Crystal Palace manager, was clearly furious by what he’d seen in the first half and sent his players ...

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Late Sterling strike earns Man City win at Bournemouth


Raheem Sterling scored six minutes into injury time to snatch a dramatic win for Manchester City over Bournemouth – but was sent off for his celebrations. The England winger secured all three points for City with a deflected strike before being shown a second yellow card by referee Mike Dean for celebrating with the visiting fans. Gabriel Jesus had earlier cancelled out a wonder strike from ...

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Sterling rescues point for Man City against Everton


Raheem Sterling’s volley salvaged a point for 10-man Manchester City as Everton were denied victory on the night Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal. City were left with an uphill battle after Rooney’s strike was followed by Kyle Walker’s dismissal after two quick bookings just 44 minutes into his home debut. But Pep Guardiola’s side showed belief and ...

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Agyemang Badu scores as Bursaspor edge past Alanyaspor


Ghana International midfielder Emmanuel Agyeman Badu was on target as his club side Bursaspor defeated Alanyaspor in an epic five-goal thriller. Badu opened the scoring for the Turkish side in the 38th minute with a well-placed strike before  his teammate Pablo Batalla doubled the lead for Bursaspor. Alanyaspor however fought back to level proceedings in the second half with Brazilian ...

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Alonso double earns Chelsea late win over Tottenham


Marcos Alonso scored twice as champions Chelsea beat Tottenham in their first Premier League game at Wembley Stadium. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are playing their home matches at the national stadium this season as White Hart Lane undergoes renovation and thought they had nicked a point when Michy Batshuayi headed Christian Eriksen’s cross into his own net on 82 minutes. But ...

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Debutant Jese scores as Stoke City stun Arsenal


Former Real Madrid winger Jese Rodriguez enjoyed a dream start to his Stoke City career by scoring the winner as Arsenal again came unstuck at the Bet365 Stadium. Jese, who was thrust straight into Mark Hughes’ side after arriving from Paris St-Germain on Wednesday, slid in from a tight angle after being left unmarked to pick up Saido Berahino’s pass. ...

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Premier League round-up: Wins for Liverpool, West Brom and Watford


Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace Liverpool avoided a frustratingly familiar stalemate at Anfield thanks to Sadio Mane’s second goal against Frank de Boer’s Crystal Palace. The Reds have become accustomed to firing blanks against the lesser sides of the Premier League in front of their own fans under Jurgen Klopp. But Mane’s smartly taken strike with less than 20 minutes to play ensured the hosts secured ...

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