Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Burnley 0-3 Tottenham: Kane equals goal record with hat-trick

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Harry Kane equalled Alan Shearer’s Premier League record for the most goals scored in a calendar year with a fine hat-trick against Burnley. The Spurs star opened the scoring with a first-half penalty and struck twice after the break to make it 36 league goals in 2017 – equalling the record Shearer set in 1995. It was also the England ...

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PL round-up: Man City win 17 straight, Newcastle edge West Ham in thriller

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Man City 4-0 Bournemouth: Manchester City smashed Bournemouth to continue their record-breaking run with their 17th straight victory in the Premier League. Sergio Aguero took his tally of Etihad Stadium goals past 100 with a double, as the top flight leaders swept past the Cherries. Raheem Sterling also claimed his 16th goal of the season and Danilo his first for the ...

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Salah, Mane, Aubameyang nominated for African Player of the Year

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Liverpool duo, Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah have been nominated for the AITEO CAF Player of the Year Award for 2017. They are joined by Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. The announcement was made in Accra by the Confederation of African Football on Monday. Egyptian Salah has had a phenomenal year, helping the Pharaohs to the final of the ...

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Suarez, Paulinho net doubles as Barcelona go six points clear

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Luis Suarez and Paulinho both scored twice as Barcelona beat Deportivo to go six points clear at the top of La Liga. Lionel Messi provided two assists but was unlucky not to be on the scoresheet himself as he hit the woodwork three times and missed a penalty. First, Suarez tapped in Messi’s pass before Paulinho struck after the Argentine’s ...

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West Brom 1-2 Man Utd: Red Devils hold on for nervy win

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Manchester United survived a late scare to clinch an uninspiring victory at West Brom. Romelu Lukaku’s 15th goal of the season and Jesse Lingard’s deflected effort sealed a 2-1 win at The Hawthorns. They were made to sweat after Gareth Barry’s second-half strike but held on, and once again they sit 11 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City. Albion at least ...

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Serie A: AC Milan thrashed by Hellas Verona

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AC Milan suffered their second embarrassing result in a month as they fell to a heavy defeat at Verona. Milan, who spent more than £210m on transfers in the summer, drew against previously pointless side Benevento and on Sunday conceded three against the side that had been second to bottom. Antonio Caracciolo headed Verona in front with Moise Kean and Daniel Bessa ...

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Former Brazil and AC Milan midfielder Kaka announces retirement

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Former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka, a 2002 World Cup winner with Brazil, has retired. The 35-year-old, who began his career in Brazil with Sao Paulo, was most recently with MLS club Orlando City. Kaka played his final match as Orlando’s season ended in October, and in November was reportedly offered a director role at Serie A club Milan. He ...

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Torres on target as Atletico go second in La Liga

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Fernando Torres scored his first La Liga goal of the season as Atletico Madrid moved up to second with victory over Alaves. The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker, 33, grabbed the winner just minutes after coming off the bench, sliding in Sime Vrsaljko’s cross. It was Atletico’s fourth league win in a row and moves them to within three points ...

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Bundesliga: Ulreich the hero as Bayern Munich go 11 points clear

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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich saved a 95th-minute penalty as the Bundesliga leaders beat Stuttgart to move 11 points clear at the top. Substitute Thomas Muller scored late on, turning in Kingsley Coman’s cross at the near post. Stuttgart were then given the chance to equalise with a penalty, awarded by the video assistant referee for Niklas Sule’s foul on ...

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Neymar scores two, creates two as PSG thrash Rennes

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Neymar marked his return to the Paris St-Germain team with two goals and two assists as the Ligue 1 leaders swept aside Rennes. The forward was suspended for last weekend’s win over Lille and missed the midweek League Cup win at Strasbourg to travel to Brazil for personal reasons. He struck after four minutes before setting up Kylian Mbappe to ...

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