Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Liverpool 1-0 Man City: Wijnaldum goal gives Reds win over rivals

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Liverpool have beaten Manchester City 1-0 at Anfield in the final Premier League game of 2016 this evening. Wijnaldum scored the only goal of the game, heading the ball into the back of the net with less than 10 minutes on the clock, to increase their gap over third-placed City to four points. City now sit 10 points off title ...

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PL roundup: Chelsea win 13 straight, Man Utd earn late comeback victory

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Chelsea 4-2 Stoke City Chelsea sealed a 13th consecutive league win as they stretched their lead at the top of the table to nine points. Two goals from Willian and strikes from Gary Cahill and Diego Costa helped the Blues maintain their title momentum ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Manchester City on Saturday evening. Stoke levelled the scores on two ...

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Watford 1-1 Crystal Palace: Hornets battle back to earn draw [Photos]

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Sam Allardyce took charge of the Eagles for the first time this afternoon, three days after it was announced the former Sunderland manager had replaced Alan Pardew, and had to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw with Watford at Vicarage Road. Yohan Cabaye got the ball rolling midway through the first half, firing home after a brilliant individual ...

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CAF Player of the Year: Aubameyang, Mahrez and Mane make shortlist

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Borussia Dortmund and Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still in line to retain his African Player of the Year crown after making the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) final three-man shortlist. The 27-year-old will go up against Leicester City’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez – the BBC’s 2016 African Footballer of the Year – and Liverpool and Senegal winger Sadio Mane. ...

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Dieter Hecking named new Borussia Monchengladbach manager

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Dieter Hecking has been named as the new coach of Borussia Monchengladbach, the former Wolfsburg manager’s arrival coming 24 hours after the sacking of Andre Schubert. Hecking, dismissed by Wolfsburg in October, has signed a deal with the struggling Bundesliga side until 2019. Schubert on Wednesday became the seventh Bundesliga coach fired since September when Monchengladbach dismissed him in the ...

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Wolfsburg’s Draxler set for PSG move

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Paris Saint-Germain are set to announce the signing of Julian Draxler from Wolfsburg, ending any hopes Arsenal and Liverpool had of signing the Germany international. Sky Sports understands negotiations will be concluded on Friday morning, with a source saying it is “99 per cent certain to happen today.” The German international will join PSG in January for a fee of around ...

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Mauro Icardi leads Inter Milan to 3-0 win over Lazio

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Mauro Icardi took his Serie A goal tally to a league-leading 14 with a brace in a 3-0 win over Lazio that gave Inter Milan’s fans some unexpected festive cheer. Lazio travelled to the San Siro looking for a win that would have pushed Simone Inzaghi’s men up to second at five points behind Juventus. But the visitors, who won ...

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Serie A round-up: Roma bounce back and Napoli snatch draw

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Roma bounced back from their Serie A defeat to Juventus at the weekend by coming from behind to beat Chievo 3-1. The Giallorossi found themselves trailing to Jonathan de Guzman’s header but turned it around either side of half-time through Stephan El Shaarawy and Edin Dzeko goals, with Diego Perotti’s late penalty adding some security. With leaders Juve not in ...

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Alcorcon upset Espanyol in Copa del Rey

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La Liga side Espanyol were dumped out of the Copa del Rey at the last-32 stage as second-tier Alcorcon forced a penalty shootout victory in Barcelona. Lowly Alcorcon had clinched a 1-1 draw back in the Madrid suburbs and repeated the scoreline at El Prat as Alvaro Gimenez opened the scoring before a last-gasp leveller from Espanyol’s Hernan Perez. No ...

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