Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Man City 4-1 Tottenham: City thump Spurs for 16th straight win


Leaders Manchester City powered to their 16th successive Premier League win with a 4-1 thrashing of Tottenham at the Etihad. Two goals from the prolific Raheem Sterling added to earlier efforts from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne as the hosts swept the Londoners aside on a misty night. Christian Eriksen did score a Spurs consolation, but City could easily have scored ...

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Ronaldo nets winner as Real Madrid win Club World Cup


Cristiano Ronaldo expects to continue his “trajectory” and win more trophies at Real Madrid after scoring the winner against Gremio in Saturday’s Club World Cup final. The Portugal international, 32, curled home a free-kick as Real became the first team to win back-to-back titles. Ronaldo won a fifth Ballon d’Or earlier this month and crowned himself “the best player in history”. ...

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Premier League round-up: Wins for Chelsea, Arsenal and Huddersfield


Here is what happened in Saturday’s 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League… Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle Arsenal returned to winning ways but had Mesut Ozil to thank for scoring a wonderful winner as they toiled against out-of-form Newcastle. Having taken just two points from their last three games, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could not have wished for a better game in which to register a first Premier ...

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Crystal Palace out of drop zone with win at Leicester


Crystal Palace climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone as they outplayed Claude Puel’s resurgent Leicester to seal a rare away win. Christian Benteke cost Palace victory when he missed an injury-time penalty he was not supposed to take last weekend, but the striker redeemed himself with a first-half header from Andros Townsend’s cross – his first goal of the campaign. ...

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Bayern Munich beat Frankfurt to stretch Bundesliga lead


Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to eight points as they beat Frankfurt and RB Leipzig drew with Mainz. Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal secured victory for Bayern with his fourth goal in his past four Bundesliga games. He met Joshua Kimmich’s cross at the far post and headed it in beyond Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky. ...

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PSG beat Lille to remain nine points clear in Ligue 1


Leaders Paris St-Germain recovered from a first Ligue 1 defeat this season to beat Lille and briefly go 12 points clear. Unai Emery’s side were beaten by Strasbourg last weekend, and lost to Bayern Munich in the Champions League during the week. Angel di Maria headed in Kylian Mbappe’s cross and then set up Javier Pastore for a second. Anwar el Ghazi scored a ...

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Ronaldo brace as Real Madrid thrash Sevilla after first half blitz


Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid put in a sensational first-half performance to blow away Sevilla. Real – only above fifth-placed Sevilla on goal difference before kick-off – led through Nacho’s close-range effort. Ronaldo had only scored two La Liga goals all season before converting Marco Asensio’s through ball and then scoring a penalty. Toni ...

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PL Roundup: Spurs thrash Stoke, Swans edge West Brom


Burnley 1-0 Watford Scott Arfield stepped out of the shadows to become Burnley’s latest match-winner as the Clarets continued their eye-catching Premier League campaign with a 1-0 victory over 10-man Watford. Billed as a battle of wits between Sean Dyche and Marco Silva, two over-performing coaches who were heavily linked with the Everton job recently, it was the former who enhanced his growing reputation. Marvin Zeegelaar’s ...

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West Ham 1-0 Chelsea: David Moyes’ Hammers stun Blues


West Ham won for the first time under David Moyes as Marko Arnautovic’s first goal for the club proved enough to beat a disjointed Chelsea at London Stadium. The Hammers scored the only goal after just six minutes when Arnautovic curled a deft strike into the bottom corner after exchanging passes with Manuel Lanzini on the edge of the area. ...

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Hope Solo running for US Soccer Federation presidency

World Cup-winning goalkeeper Hope Solo has announced she is running for president of the US Soccer Federation. The 36-year-old earned 202 caps for her country and won the 2015 Women’s World Cup plus two Olympic gold medals during her 17-year international career. She has not played for the national side since the Rio Olympics, after receiving a six-month ban for ...

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