EPL

EPL: Liverpool, Man City push harder for title, beat Fulham, United – READ MORE

  Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table — temporarily at least — with a 2 – 0 win at home to basement club Fulham at Anfield on Sunday before Manchester City reclaimed the top spot few moments afterwards following a 3-1 win against rivals Manchester United at the Etihad stadium. Jurgen Klopp ’s side continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League season as Mohamed Salah ’s eighth goal this term and a second from the recalled Xherdan Shaqiri helped them equal their best start to a campaign . While the scoreline suggested a comfortable victory , the game appeared to turn on a controversial decision [Read]

My hair is turning white due to Manchester United’s performances – Jose Mourinho

  Jose Mourinho has joked that Manchester United’s shaky performances are causing his hair to turn white. The Reds boss made the claim after Marcus Rashford scored a last-gasp winner in the dramatic 2-1 victory over Bournemouth. After the match, Mourinho said: “I can’t believe that double chance from Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford. “I can’t understand [why we started slow]. My coaches said it was the best warm-up of the season. “I think a few mistakes create instability. I love the song, ‘attack, attack, attack’ but you need to have stability when you lose the ball. “It happened again against a good team but we were prepared for everything. [Read]

TRAGEDY: Leceister City Owner and Thai Billionaire, Vichi Srivaddhanaprabha Dies in Helicopter Crash – READ MORE

  The owner of Leicester City Mr. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai billionaire is dead. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that he died while leaving after watching Leceister City draw WestHam United late Saturday evening at King Power stadium.   His private helicopter crashed along with four other occupants died on the spot.   May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen [Read]

Saudi Football Federation Sack Mark Clattenburg – READ MORE

  The Saudi Football Federation appointed Nabil Naqshbandi as the new chairman of the referees’ committee. Mr. Nabil will replace the Veteran Mark Clattenburg. Turki Al-Sheikh congratulated Naqshbandi on his new position. Mark Clattenburg left the Premier League last season to join Saudi Federation as Refereeing chief. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the English man was earning 128000 Saudi Riyals monthly. Most of the Saudi referees didn’t appreciate his work and supported the decision saying he added nothing to the Saudi refereeing. Saudi League News . . READ MORE 247 LATEST BREAKING NEWS AND MANY MORE HOT GISTS ON: www.newsflakes.com.ng [Read]

EPL: Chelsea hold struggling Man Utd to 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge READ MORE

  Ross Barkley scored a last-gasp equaliser against Manchester United to maintain Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season. Chelsea took the lead when Antonio Rudiger powerfully headed Willian’s corner past David De Gea on 21 minutes. Anthony Martial pulled United level 10 minutes into the second half, firing into the bottom corner from close range, before finishing off a counter-attack with 17 minutes to go. But just as United were set to claim a rare league win at Stamford Bridge, Barkley pounced on a loose ball in the area in the sixth minute of stoppage time to seal a dramatic point. The draw briefly moved Chelsea to the [Read]

Petrolex Kanu Cup: Premier League Masters thrash African Masters 9:4 in Charity Game

  To raise funds for children who require heart surgeries in Africa, Nwankwo Kanu and a host of other retired football legends took to the pitch at The Hive Stadium in London on 30th of September, 2018. They formed two teams, Premier League Masters and African Masters, comprising of stars who played alongside Kanu during his active football years. The game was organised by Kanu Heart Foundation and sponsored by Nigeria’s leading oil and gas firm, Petrolex. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Premier League Masters dominated the game from kick-off and netted three goals in the first half. At full time, the Premier League team, coached by Arsene Wenger beat [Read]

SHOCKING: Spending 22 years at Arsenal, my biggest mistake –Wenger

Arsene Wenger says staying at Arsenal for 22 years may have been his biggest mistake and that he regrets sacrificing so much for the job . NEWS FLAKES Sports Desk gathers that Wenger told French radio station RTL in a wide – ranging interview that he may have been better off seeking out a new challenge sooner . Wenger stepped down as the longest -serving manager in Europe in May , having held the Arsenal job since 1996 . Asked what his biggest mistake in his career was , Wenger said , “ Perhaps staying at the same club for 22 years . I ’m someone who likes new things, [Read]

BREAKING: Antonio Conte sacked by Chelsea paving the way for Maurizio Sarri’s arrival

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Chelsea have finally sacked Antonio Conte and paved the way for Maurizio Sarri to replace him as the club’s new head coach. Owner Roman Abramovich has risked paying Conte his full £9million compensation bill with the Italian ready to take a year out if no big jobs become available. NEWS FLAKES further gathered that Abramovich held off sacking Conte to see if a job became available that would save Chelsea having to pay him off, but the club have been left with little choice but to act – despite the Italian returning to take pre-season training since [Read]

Chelsea reject £50m offer from Barcelona for Willian as they bid to beat Manchester United to land Brazilian star

Chelsea have turned down a £50million offer from Barcelona for Brazilian midfielder Willian. Despite winning the league and cup double last season, Barca have concerns that their squad still lacks greater quality in depth and attacking flair, particularly following their shock Champions League defeat by Roma. The Spanish side see the skilful 29-year-old as a playmaker who can add an extra dimension to their attack following the departure of Andres Iniesta and want him to link up with compatriot Philippe Coutinho. Willian’s representatives have been in Barcelona and the lure of the Spanish giants will be tempting but Chelsea have so far shown no willingness to sell. Long-term admirers Manchester [Read]

TRANSFER GOSSIPS: Liverpool’s Sadio Mane Might be Off to Madrid

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Mané’s arrival to Madrid was practically done. He was chosen by Zidane but his sudden departure stopped everything. Negotiations with Mané occurred before the Final and the player gave his approval for a move. However, the new manager will have the final say. [France Football] . #Transfer_GOSSIPS . www.newsflakes.com.ng [Read]