Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona: Messi brace stuns Madrid in El Clasico

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Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal to send the Catalans top of La Liga with a last-minute winner against 10-man Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. It puts Barcelona level on points with Real Madrid, but with a better goal difference and head-to-head record. Casemiro had put the hosts ahead before Messi and Ivan Rakitic goals put Barcelona in front ...

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Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace: Reds fall as Benteke haunts old club

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Christian Benteke came back to haunt his former club as Crystal Palace beat Liverpool at Anfield to take a giant stride towards Premier League survival and dent their opponents’ top-four aspirations. Benteke scored in either half as Sam Allardyce’s Eagles mounted a brilliant fightback after Liverpool took the lead through Philippe Coutinho’s fine free-kick. Liverpool sold Benteke to Palace last ...

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Arsenal face Chelsea in FA Cup final after extra time win over Man City

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Alexis Sanchez scored an extra-time winner as Arsenal beat Manchester City at Wembley to reach a third FA Cup final in four seasons. City, who lost David Silva to a first-half injury, went ahead when Sergio Aguero raced through to clip in.   Nacho Monreal volleyed in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross to equalise, though Yaya Toure hit the post and Fernandinho ...

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Burnley 0-2 Man Utd: Red Devils down Clarets at Turf Moor

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Manchester United coasted to a 2-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor in the Premier League to improve their chances of making the top four. The win, courtesy of goals from Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney, sees the Red Devils move to within one point of fourth placed Man City, ahead of a crunch derby clash on Thursday. It wasn’t ...

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Chelsea into FA Cup final after win over Spurs at Wembley

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Nemanja Matic scored a stunning strike to help Chelsea beat Tottenham at Wembley and reach the FA Cup final. Willian opened the scoring with a well-placed free-kick after five minutes and the Brazilian added his second from the spot two minutes before the break. Harry Kane had headed in from Christian Eriksen’s cross to equalise for Spurs, who pulled level ...

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Premier League round-up: Bournemouth imperious, West Ham, Everton draw

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Bournemouth 4-0 Middlesbrough: Bournemouth climbed further away from trouble, but forced Middlesbrough further down into the mire after the Cherries ran riot with a 4-0 victory at the Vitality Stadium. Eleven points separated the teams ahead of this weekend’s clash, and the gulf in quality was stark – Boro having the air of a team with absolutely zero hope towards ...

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Premier League round-up: Ayew on target, Everton, Stoke, Watford win

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Everton 3-1 Burnley Ross Barkley sent a big message to his critics with a goal and a man-of-the-match display as Everton beat Burnley 3-1 to boost their European football hopes. The hosts were the dominant side throughout but had to wait until the 49th minute to open the scoring, as unlikely goal machine Phil Jagielka broke the deadlock with his ...

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Tottenham 4-0 Bournemouth: Spurs keep up pressure on leaders Chelsea

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Tottenham Hotspur would be the team to beat in the Premier League. The last couple of months have been among the most entertaining for the White Hart Lane faithful and the north London outfit continued their fine run of form with a straightforward victory over struggling Bournemouth. Two goals in three minutes from Mousa Dembele and Son Heung-min set the ...

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Lewandowski nets brace as Bayern thrash Dortmund

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Bayern Munich moved a huge step closer to winning a fifth successive Bundesliga title after an easy win over Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker. The leaders were 2-0 up in the opening 10 minutes, Franck Ribery’s first time shot breaking the deadlock. Robert Lewandowski doubled the lead from a free-kick before Raphael Guerreiro reduced the deficit. Arjen Robben made it ...

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