EPL

UCL: Man Utd Shocks Everyone, defeat PSG to book QF spot in Away Fixture

Manchester United beat Paris Saint-Germain 3 – 1 at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday to sensationally overcome a 2-0 first-leg deficit and secure a place in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring inside two minutes for United, who were missing 10 outfield players through injury and suspension, when he latched onto a careless pass across the back from Thilo Kehrer and rounded Gianluigi Buffon to score. PSG quickly responded and restored their two-goal lead 10 minutes later when Kylian Mbappe picked out Juan Bernat to finish from close range. Against the run of play, United hit back on the half-hour mark when Buffon spilled an [Read]

High Flying United Ease Past Arsenal 3-1 to Advance in FA Cup Clash [READ MORE]

  Manchester United were hosted by Arsenal in the fourth round of the English Football Association (FA) Cup. Under their recently appointed Norwegian caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the Red Devils defeated the Gunners 3-1 and eliminated the latter from the rest of this competition. Goals from Alexis Sanchez (31st), Jesse Lingard (33rd) and Anthony Martial (82nd) gifted high Flying United victory on the night with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netting in the consolation goal for the Gunners in the 42nd minute. Armenian national squad captain and Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is still recovering from his foot injury which he had sustained on December 19, 2018, and therefore he was not among [Read]

TRANSFERS: Bayern takes final decision on James Rodriguez joining Arsenal [READ MORE]

    Bayern Munich has finally decided that attacking midfielder, James Rodriguez will not leave the Allianz Arena in this January transfer window, amid interest from Premier League giants, Arsenal. Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, is reportedly targeting a move for Rodriguez. Rodriguez has spent the last 18 months on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid and his future beyond the summer is uncertain, as he has struggled to hold down a spot this season. However, Bayern’s sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic said the club will decide on Rodriguez’s future at the end of the season. Asked if Bayern will sign Rodriguez on permanent basis or let him leave to join [Read]

Man Utd Players, Fans Celebrate Historic 5-1 Victory Against Cardiff Under New Coach [READ MORE]

  Millions of Manchester United fans around the world are all happy after their club won with 5:1 against Cardiff City on Saturday. The fans are also happy about how the new coach, Ole Solskjaer, allowed Paul POGBA into his first XI after he has been benched for a very long time by the former coah, Jose Mourinho. The game is very impressive and it shows the new coach, Ole Solskjaer will have a very good era during his stay at the club after, Jose Mourinho failed them. [Read]

Manchester United Sack José Mourinho, reveal Successor [READ MORE]

  Manchester United have announced the sack of manager, Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese was dismissed on Tuesday after a series of poor results. Manchester United announced this on Twitter, saying, “Manchester United has announced that Jose Mourinho has left the Club. “We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future.” Meanwhile, NEWS FLAKES NG gathers former Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane will take over from manager, Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. This claim was made by respected French journalist, Julien Laurens, who works for talkSPORT. Recall that Mourinho was on Tuesday morning sacked by the Red Devils following [Read]

BREAKING: UEFA releases UCL Last 16, UEL Knock-out Draws for 18/19 Season [SEE FULL DRAWS HERE]

  John Izabi,  The Last 16 Draw for UEFA Champions League has been concluded earlier today today Monday the 17th of December, 2018, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report. The Full draw for the Champions League last 16 of Europe’s top flight league with some mouth watering fixtures as seen below: Schalke 04 v Manchester City. Atletico Madrid v Juventus. Manchester United v Paris Saint- Germain. Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund. Lyon v Barcelona. Roma v Porto. Ajax v Real Madrid. Liverpool v Bayern Munich. Teams that finished in second place in the group stage will host the first legs on February 12/13 and 19/20 with the return matches scheduled [Read]

BREAKING: Egyptian International Mohammed Salah Wins BBC African Footballer of The Year 2018 Award [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Egyptian International and Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah has just been announced as the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year award for the second time in a row. The Egypt and Liverpool forward won the Premier League Golden Boot with 32 goals in May and scored 10 Champions League goals as Liverpool reached the final. He also scored both of Egypt’s goals at the World Cup. As he received the award, he told BBC Africa’s Mimi Fawaz of his hopes for 2019. The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize. [Read]

Chelsea Set To Sell Victor Moses At Last, Fixes Price Tag [SEE PRICE TAG HERE]

  Super Eagles Star and Chelsea winger has appeared as a January transfer target for Crystal Palace, the Daily Mail reports. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Moses has fallen out-of-favour this season under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who took over in July following the sacking of Antonio Conte. However, despite only making six appearances for the Blues this season, Chelsea are believed to want within the region of £12million for Moses. Moses had been a regular under Conte, making 38 appearances for the Blues last term, but has failed to work his way into the regular starting XI at Chelsea this season. The 27-year-old winger had a stint at Palace between [Read]

EPL: Kante, Luiz Fire Chelsea To Victory Over Manchester City To End Unbeaten Run [READ MORE]

  Chelsea inflicted champions Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat of the season as goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz handed the hosts a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge and sent Liverpool top of the table. Kante’s goal just before half-time came against the run of play as the visitors dominated the first 45 minutes, but without the injured Sergio Aguero, City lacked a cutting edge up front and Luiz’s header 12 minutes from time sealed a huge win for Chelsea. Liverpool are now a point clear of City after Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 victory at Bournemouth earlier on Saturday. Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri had [Read]

BREAKING: Luka Modric Breaks 10-yr Jinx of Ronaldo-Messi Dominance, wins 2018 Ballon D’or [READ MORE]

By John Izabi,  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Real Madrid Midfielder and Croatian World Cup runners – up Captain Luka Modric has finally broken the over 10 years jinx of Ronaldo-Messi dominance in global football by winning this year’s 2018 FIFA Ballon D’or Award ahead of the duo. This latest achievement for Modric caps up what most Sports pundits and Football followers across the globe have described as most remarkable in the career of the Croatian who also happens to be the first player to do so in the small European football loving nation. Sadly enough, same can not be said for [Read]

We Have Mental Problem, Can’t Beat Man City To EPL Title, says Chelsea Coach Sarri

  Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri insists that his side cannot win the Premier League title this season due to The Blues’ mental problem in the race for the title. The Blues are one of three teams still unbeaten in the top-flight, though they sit four points behind Manchester City. Chelsea have won eight games and drawn four, while Liverpool have won nine and drawn three. However, Sarri does not think that his side are equipped to challenge champions City, insisting that there is a “mental problem” at the club as they prepare for a London derby clash with fierce rivals Tottenham. “At the moment, no we cannot catch them,” Sarri [Read]

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]