Arsenal And Chelsea Suffer Shock Losses As United Hold Liverpool At Anfield

Liverpool were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Manchester United at Anfield.

David De Gea produced a world class save to deny Joel Matip as the red devils remained unbeaten at second place, seven points above 8th placed Liverpool.

Meanwhile Manchester City retained top spot after a 7-2 hammering of Stoke, with Gabriel Jesus grabbing a brace, while Tottenham remained third on the log after their first league victory at Wembley, courtesy of Christian Eriksen’s effort.

Other matches saw Crystal Palace upset champions Chelsea 2-1, for their first victory of the season courtesy of César Azpilicueta ‘s own goal and Wilfred Zaha’s effort ending their 8 match losing streak as Tom Cleverley’s injury time winner saw Watford stun Arsenal 2-1 to move fourth after Troy Deeney had cancelled out Per Mertesacker’s opener from the spot.

 

Ronaldo’s Brace Sinks Apoel, Spurs And City Shine As Liverpool Stall

Cristiano Ronaldo took just 12 minutes to mark his return to the Real Madrid side with a goal as the holders made light work of Cypriot champions Apoel in a 3-0 win.

Ronaldo was his usual rambunctious self, later raging against the goal-line referee when he correctly adjudged his shot had not crossed the line and smashing in a penalty moments later.

Ronaldo’s first goal was made by Gareth Bale, who also played a part in Ronaldo’s second and Sergio Ramos’ spectacular third. When he was taken off with 10 minutes left the overwhelming response was applause. But there were also a few whistles.

Goals Galore: Chelsea Hit Qarabag For Six As Messi Leads Barca To A 3-0 Win Over Juventus

Meanwhile, Liverpool were held to a two all draw by Sevilla in their first match of the Champions League group stage. The visitors took an early lead through Ben Yedder before Robert Firmino restored parity minutes later.

Mohammed Salah gave Liverpool a 2-1 lead before the break with Sevilla leveling the scores after the break through Joaquin Corea.

Elsewhere Manchester City were in devastating form as they thrashed Feyenoord four nil, Harry Kane struck twice as Tottenham beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 while Shakhtar Donetsk beat Napoli 2-1.

-Dailymail

UCL DRAW: Tottenham Land Champions, Real Madrid and Dortmund In Group Of Death!

Chelsea face a fiery Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid in a devilish twist to the Diego Costa saga.

While Tottenham fared worst of the five Premier League clubs by being drawn in Group H with Real Madrid, Chelsea landed in Group C along with Atletico, Roma and Qarabag of Azerbaijan.

It is a challenging pool for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea and the standout fixtures will see them face Atletico. Chelsea striker Costa is refusing to return from Brazil while demanding to be allowed to rejoin his former club in Madrid.

It will add a dash of spice to the matches, though Costa — signed from Atletico for £32million in 2014 — would not be eligible to play even if a deal was agreed as the Spanish club must serve a transfer ban until January 1.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool landed favourable draws but Tottenham face a huge challenge in Group H against champions Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel of Cyprus.

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It pits Spurs against Gareth Bale for the first time since his £86m move to Real in 2013 as well as a tie with Dortmund, who hammered Mauricio Pochettino’s side 5-1 on aggregate in the Europa League in 2016. Real, for their part, beat Tottenham 5-0 over two legs the last time they made it out of the group stage, in 2011.

But they will be without Dele Alli for their first three games — including Real at the Bernabeu — after he was sent off in last season’s Europa League tie against Gent.

United are in Group A after qualifying as Europa League winners. They face Benfica, whom they beat to win the European Cup in 1968.

They also have a rematch with Basle, who caused a major upset by beating them in the group stage in 2011 when United crashed out of a group that also included Benfica.

Perhaps the most challenging assignment for United manager Jose Mourinho will be the 3,000-mile round trip to Russia to face CSKA Moscow.

Manchester City go up against Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord in Group F, while Liverpool — who beat Hoffenheim in a play-off to reach this stage — face Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Maribor of Slovenia in Group E.

-Dailymail

PHOTOS: Which Team Has The Best Kits In The Premier League?

Football teams must wear football kits. What they don’t need to do is release new strips every season and charge fans the earth. But they still do, and that’s why we are here.

Kenyans are known to always rock their favorite football teams kits when football season kicks off, and this season won’t be any different especially now that we continue to watch our very own, Victor Wanyama in the English Premier League.

Are you looking to splash some hard earned money for any of this season’s kit? Well DailyMail has rated the EPL teams’  efforts in a bid to let you make a wise decision.

Arsenal

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Breaking news. It’s red and white. Kudos to Puma for mixing it up with a proper rudeboy collar that will appeal to people called Darren who put videos of themselves celebrating goals at home on Snapchat.

Arsenal used a living room to launch their new home kit. Presumably to prepare themselves for where they’ll be watching the Champions League from this season.

Rating: 7/10

Chelsea

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In a world where everything and everyone is busy, Nike’s new Vapor is an ode to subtle simplicity and features some very nice touches indeed.

Still, Chelsea are still absolute [REDACTED] aren’t they?

Rating: 8/10

Everton

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Really not a huge amount to say here.

Rating: 6/10

Liverpool

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Some nice touches here. Some real nice touches.

A new emblem, designed for the club’s 125-year anniversary, a retro 1980s design, and uses a darker ‘Shankly red’ than seen in recent seasons to add to the old school vibe. Doing bits.

Rating: 8/10

Manchester City 

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Apparently Manchester City’s new kit is based on the strip they wore when they won the old First Division 50 years ago.

Minus points for designer guff, it looks nothing like the 67-68 kit.

Manchester United

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Now, there’s quite a lot going on here, unlike inside Marouane Fellaini’s brain. Shortened adidas stripes (c’mon boys, splash the cash and get the stripes going all the way down the sleeves), black and white cuff detailing.

It also has a little collar that, if worn done up, will make Phil Jones head explode when he gurns after another header. Still, pretty solid effort all round.

Rating: 7.5/10

Tottenham

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For my money, Spurs have been knocking out decent kits for a while now.

This year’s is no different, featuring the same Nike Vapour touches as the Chelsea shirt. The away kit may be the best out of the the kits in the league, but that’s a conversation for a different day.

Rating: 8.5/10

-DailyMail

Happy Birthday Jurgen Klopp! 50 Of His Most Memorable Liverpool Moments As He Reaches The Half-Century

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp today turns 50, and as he celebrates reaching his half-century the club decided to pick out 50 of his most memorable moments as Liverpool manager.

The German will be enjoying his time off before returning to Melwood next month as Liverpool prepare for another season and Champions League football.

There will still be many memorable moments in years to come, but for now, all the best.

Prost!

1. His arrival

Jurgen Klopp when he was named new Liverpool manager (Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)Liverpool fans were delighted that Jurgen Klopp was about to be named as manager and on the day of his arrival there was a buzz in the city.The scenes outside Hope Street hotel on the day were amazing as people were waiting to catch a glimpse of the German.2. “Turning doubters into believers”

It didn’t take long for Klopp to have Liverpool fans in the palm of his hand.

His first interview with club was remembered by four simple words.

3. The first thing he did was go for a pint

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Jurgen Klopp out in Liverpool at the end of his first full day as LFC manager (Photo: @RebeckahVaughan)

4. His first game

Tottenham away was his first game in charge of Liverpool.

The game showed what Liverpool fans could look forward to seeing from the players under Klopp’s regime.

Despite the game ending in a 0-0 draw, the away end was united and singing from the same hymn sheet.

My Car Is Better Than Yours! See The Luxurious Cars That Victor Wanyama Drives

Besides his footballing life, he recently won the hearts of many Kenyan when he was spotted hanging out with the Kenya sevens team in London prior to their game. Many fans and followers were impressed that he had time to meet up with our team and even give them words of encouragement.

The 25-year-old Kenyan is living a life that is the envy of many, but he in my opinion has maintained his humble nature. His 11million pound bargain to Tottenham Hotspurs from Southampton is certainly paying off.

He does share one thing in common with celebrities enjoying huge salaries, and that is cars.

Take a peek at what Victor Wanyama drives;

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I Would Love To Sign Former Spurs Player, Assou-Ekotto But He Wants To Be A Porn star – Redknapp

Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed he would like to sign former Tottenham and QPR full back Benoit Assou-Ekotto – but the player is mulling over a move into pornography.

Redknapp has developed a reputation throughout his managerial career for his negotiating techniques, but even the 70-year-old’s persuasive powers may prove futile with his latest transfer target.

Assou-Ekotto is known for taking little interest in football outside of his playing career, and the Cameroon defender has already set his sights on a new profession after being released by French club Metz.

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The 33-year-old has previously described playing football as ‘just a job’, and a career in the adult industry could well beckon for the maverick left back.

Redknapp admitted he came into his latest managerial role with limited knowledge of the Championship and his playing squad and, but having saved the club from relegation, he has encountered an unexpected obstacle in a bid to bolster his defensive options.

The former Tottenham and QPR manager was a guest on the Spurs Show podcast, and he revealed a strange stumbling block in his bid to sign the veteran full back.

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‘The only trouble is that he’s admitted he wants to be a pornstar. Maybe I can get another year out of him before he decides to do that.

‘What a good player. He could well end up in the Birmingham colours next year, Benoit.’

Assou-Ekotto enjoyed a successful spell under Redknapp at White Hart Lane, thriving in the left back position after Gareth Bale was moved further forward – but he was loaned to QPR in 2013.

-DailyMail

Meet Chelsea, The Lady Who Ditched Arsenal To Work For Tottenham

As an Arsenal fan, this will not help me heal from what my dear team, Arsenal went through yesterday at the hands of their fierce rivals, Tottenham Hotspurs, in the North London derby.

After winning their last three matches in a row, Arsenal was destined to at least inflict their rivals’ first home defeat this season but alas! After a positive first half, the Gunners were left to rue their poor defensive duties, shipping in two quickfire goals that left their season in tatters.

Moving on, at least I managed to find something interesting that got me thinking deep and wide about my beloved team and what needs to be done to improve the squad and rewrite history.

One Piers Morgan, an Arsenal superfan shared a photo of a lady who’s life has been one interesting journey and all I can say is she owes it all to her name and talents.

The lady who goes by the name ‘Chelsea’, is a receptionist who once worked at Arsenal football club before quitting his job to join their rivals, Tottenham. If you don’t find that fascinating then I am sorry.

This lady works on reception at @SpursOfficial. She used to do the same at Arsenal. Her name is… Chelsea. 

Read Piers Morgan’s tweet which has since got over two thousand retweets and reactions from thousands of football fans.

Tottenham Keep Pace With Leaders Chelsea After A 2-0 Win Over Rivals, Arsenal

Tottenham kept pace with Premier League leaders Chelsea after a 2-0 win over Arsenal in the north London derby at White Hart Lane.

Dele Alli broke the deadlock after 55 minutes, before Harry Kane added one from the spot less than three minutes later. The result leaves Spurs just 4 points behind the blues with four matches left.

It is 22 years since Tottenham finished above their neighbours and that they are so far clear this time indicates what is happening at both clubs.

Tottenham are ploughing forwards. Arsenal, meanwhile, struggle in the quicksand. They were competitive at the White Hart Lane for 50 minutes before collapsing to concede two goals in less than two-and-a-half minutes. After that there was no way back and this proved to be another dispiriting day for Wenger’s team.

Both Manchester clubs could only draw earlier in the afternoon but this defeat means Arsenal still managed to lose ground in the contest for top-four places.

Earlier on, Antonio Conte’s men beat Everton 3-0 to stay within title reach, courtesy of second half strikes from Pedro, Gary Cahill and Willian.

Meanwhile, Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free kick cancelled out Wayne Rooney’s opener to earn Swansea a 1-1 draw against Manchester united, and damage United’s top four push.

Elsewhere, Manchester City were held to a 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough to delay their top four finish hopes.

 

-DailyMail

Tottenham Rough Up Cherries To Maintain Pressure On Chelsea

Tottenham yesterday maintained their pressure on English Premier League Leaders Chelsea with a four nil win over Bournemouth at the White Hart Lane.

Spurs took a two nil lead at the break courtesy of Mousa Dembele and Son Heung-min strikes. The North London sides then added two more goals after the break through Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen.

After registering their seventh win in a row, Spurs are now four points behind Chelsea who play Manchester United later today at 6pm.

Other results saw Manchester City register an easy 0-3 at Southampton.

Meanwhile, ahead of today’s match Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists he has zero problems with Jose Mourinho despite his clashes with the Manchester United manager earlier this season.

The pair exchanged angry words on the touchline during both games between the sides at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho took issue with Conte’s behaviour during the closing stages of Chelsea’s 4-0 drubbing of United in October, while the Italian was angered by United’s physical treatment of Eden Hazard during their FA Cup quarter-final clash last month.