Man United To Square Out With Tottenham In FA Cup Semis

Chelsea are through to the semi finals of the FA Cup after beating Leicester 2-1 in extra time. Alvaro Morata opened the scoring for the Blues in the first half, his first goal for the club in 2018 before Jamie Vardy restored parity in the second half.

With the match tied at one all in normal, 30, minutes of extra time were added with Pedro Rodriquez scoring the winning goal for Chelsea in the first half of extra time.

Following the win, the Blues will play Southampton in the semis while Manchester United will take on Tottenham.

The semi final matches will be played between April 21st and 22nd at Wembley stadium.

Hongera! Victor Wanyama’s Strike Against Liverpool Voted Goal Of The Month

Victor Wanyama has claimed the Premier League Goal of the Month for February for his sensational long distance strike against Liverpool.

The Kenyan’s goal drew Tottenham level at 1-1 with 10 minutes remaining at Anfield and sparked a frantic finale, which included a missed penalty and two goals before the spoils were shared at 2-2.

He came out on top of an eight-man shortlist that also included Danilo, Mario Lemina, Jose Izquierdo (twice), Mohamed Salah, Sergio Aguero and Adam Smith.

Wanyama, whose goal will be a strong contender for Goal of the Season as well, admits the strike was one of the best he has ever scored and says the decision to shoot from a speculative distance was purely instinctive.

‘That was one of the best goals I’ve ever scored,’ he said. ‘I just reacted before the Liverpool players.

‘I thought I’d just let it go because the ball was bouncing and I didn’t want to think too much. And I just let it fly.’

Wanyama’s equaliser was followed by one of the maddest 10 minutes in Premier League history. Harry Kane missed a penalty before Salah, who had scored the opening goal, put Liverpool 2-1 ahead in the 91st minute.

However, Tottenham would earn a vital point with the final kick of the game after Kane was given a second chance to convert from the spot when Virgil van Dijk fouled Erik Lamela.

Brighton and Hove manager Chris Hughton won Manager of the Month for February after his team collected seven points from three games, strengthening their chances of avoiding relegation in the process.

They are now seven points clear of the bottom three and sit in 10th place.


Juventus Fight Back To Dump Spurs, Man City Progress Despite Home Loss

Juventus yesterday came from a goal down to beat Tottenham 2-1 and progress to the quarter finals of the champions League on 4-3 aggregate in the return leg of round of sixteen.

After wasting several chances in the opening minutes, Son Heung Min gave Spurs a one nil lead before the break. However Juventus fought back to score two goals in three minutes through Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala.

Meaning, just as Tottenham’s excellent title challenges suffer inexplicable derailments at crucial moments, so a Champions League tie that looked to be well in hand, suddenly reared up and savaged them.

From the quarter-finals to the ranks of the also rans took all of two minutes and 49 seconds and this time there was no heroic fightback. Tottenham were looking good, 1-0 up on the night, 3-2 ahead on aggregate, Son Heung-min had scored his 14th Wembley goal this season – of 16, in total – and all was right in the world.

Then it all went a little, as the saying goes, Spursy. Juventus, having barely threatened all night aside from a travesty of a rejected penalty, scored an equaliser. Tottenham were still progressing on away goals, though. All they had to do was stay calm and – oh, Juventus scored again. Suddenly a familiar feeling of dread descended.

Elsewhere Manchester City eased to the last eight despite losing 2-1 to Basel at Etihad, their first home defeat since 2016.


Manchester City Extend Lead At The Top As United And Chelsea Lose Ground

Manchester City’s lead at the top of the English Premier League is back to fifteen points following their three win over West Brom while Manchester  United suffered a two nil defeat in the hands of Tottenham.

City earned their goals through Fernadinho, Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero as they moved to sixty eight points in the league table. Meanwhile at Wembley United conceded the second fastest goal in the Premier as Christian Eriksen gave Spurs a twenty seven seconds lead before an own goal from Phil Jones extended their lead before the break.

At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea were on the receiving end as they lost three nil to Bournemouth thanks to goals from Calum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and Nathan Ake.

Victor Wanyama returns to Tottenham part time training session with this promise to his Kenyan fans

Victor Wanyama’s football fans this past weekend held a peaceful street march as they sent their favorite footballer get well wishes.

The Kenyan international and Totenham midfielder has been missing for the majority of Tottenham’s campaign this season after failing to shake off a knee injury first sustained in pre-season.

His loyal  Kenyan fans have been missing seeing him on their Tv screens and sent out their messages of support. Wanyama has posted the photos of his beloved Kenyan fans adding his appreciation for remaining in their thoughts.
The midfielder has not played for his club since injuring his knee in the second game of the season but has since returned to training.
Wanyama thanked the group of fans for their support, writing

Thanks for the support Tottenham fan club in Kenya, I promise to come back better and stronger very soon.’ 

Wanyama returned for part of Tottenham’s training session on Monday afternoon as he steps up his rehabilitation.

Wanyama returned to training on Monday after injurying his knee at the start of the season
Read more: dailymail.

FA CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW: Liverpool To Host Everton and Man United Face Derby

A Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton was the pick of an exciting FA Cup third-round draw.

The Stanley Park rivals meet at Anfield on Sunday in the Premier League and that will again be the venue when they face each other over the first weekend of January.

Not since 1932 have they been drawn together at this stage of the competition, when Liverpool were 2-1 winners at Goodison Park.

Of the Premier League’s other top-six clubs, leaders Manchester City host Burnley, Chelsea are away at Norwich City, Manchester United face Derby County at Old Trafford and Arsenal travel to Nottingham Forest.


Ipswich Town v Sheffield United

Watford v Bristol City

Birmingham City v Burton Albion

Liverpool v Everton

Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough United

Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan

Coventry City v Stoke City

Newport County v Leeds United

Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town

Port Vale v Bradford City

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Brentford v Notts County

Queens Park Rangers v MK Dons

Manchester United v Derby County

Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City v West Bromwich Albion

Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale

Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon

Middlesbrough v Sunderland

Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester City

Blackburn Rovers or Crewe Alexandra v Hull City

Cardiff City v Mansfield Town

Manchester City v Burnley

Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swansea City

Stevenage v Reading

Newcastle United v Luton Town

Millwall v Barnsley

Fulham v Southampton

Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End

Norwich City v Chelsea

Gillingham or Carlisle United v Sheffield Wednesday

Ties will take place from 5-7 January 2018


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.


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.

rsz_ucldraw rsz_ucldraw

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.