EPL

BREAKING: Incredible Liverpool Dazzle At Anfield, Shock Barcelona, Messi 4-0 in UCL 2nd Semis

Liverpool produced one of the greatest Champions League comebacks in history by overturning a three-goal first-leg deficit to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate and reach the final. After Barcelona won the first leg 3-0 at the Nou Camp, few gave Liverpool a chance of scoring the goals they needed to progress, let alone preventing the La Liga champions from scoring themselves. But an early strike from Divock Origi, who tapped in after Marc-Andre ter Stegen failed to hold Jordan Henderson’s shot, gave the vociferous Anfield crowd the belief that another European fightback from the Reds could be on the cards.   Georginio Wijnaldum, on as a substitute for the injured [Read]

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, City’s Raheem Sterling Emerge PFA Players of the Year

– Raheem Sterling of Manchester city wins PFA Young Player Of the Year award  Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year. The Dutchman saw off tough competition from Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling to take the honour and succeeds his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, who won the award last year. Van Dijk, who signed for Liverpool from Southampton for £75m in January 2018, is the first defender to win PFA Player of the Year since Chelsea’s John Terry in 2005. The 27-year-old has played in all of Liverpool’s 35 league games this season, helping the Reds to a league-best 19 [Read]

BREAKING: “I’ve played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal, while he’s still in Spain,” Ronaldo shades Messi as he wins 3rd Major top leagues title with Juve

Having previously won the Premier League and La Liga, the Portuguese has now added the Serie A title to his collection with new club Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo has done it again! Different country, same result: a domestic title for the Portuguese superstar. With Juventus having clinched the Scudetto with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Saturday, Ronaldo has become the first man to win Europe’s three major leagues: Serie A , La Liga and the Premier League. The significance of this latest success will, of course, be debated. Firstly, it has arrived just four days after a demoralising Champions League elimination at the hands of a far more exciting but [Read]

UCL: Luke Shaw own goal hands Barca advantage Over Man Utd

Shaw deflects in Luis Suarez header to give Barca the advantage ahead of return leg at the Nou Camp on April 16. Luke Shaw’s first-half own goal handed Barcelona the advantage as Manchester United suffered a frustrating 1-0 defeat in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford. The United left-back gave Barca a deserved lead on 12 minutes when he deflected Luis Suarez’s header into his own net, with the goal confirmed following a VAR review. United responded well to the early setback, halting Barca’s dominance on the ball, but their cause was undermined by a toothless attacking display which failed to yield a single shot on target [Read]

EPL: Chelsea Struggle To Snatch Three Points At Cardiff With Late Winner [READ FULL GIST]

LONDON – Chelsea struggled to get going until late on, and it had looked as though they were heading for another away defeat after Victor Camarasa’s delicate finish early in the second half put the Bluebirds ahead. The introduction of Eden Hazard and Loftus-Cheek off the bench in the second half injected new life into the team and two headed goals in the closing stages did the damage. Cesar Azpilicueta’s first of the season levelled for Chelsea, with six minutes to play, although Neil Warnock and his players were livid the offside flag had not been raised. Then came Loftus-Cheek’s winner as the clock ticked past 90, a powerful header [Read]

Manchester United Confirms Solkjaer Appointment As Full-Time Manager [READ MORE]

LONDON – Manchester Utd names Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as full-time manager. It was confirmed by the club on its Twitter handle. Man U tweeted, “Ole’s at the wheel! We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as #MUFC manager.” See tweet below;   [Read]

#BBN: Teddy-A Quits Chelsea Football Club as a Fan Over Poor results [READ MORE]

The former Big Brother Naija #BBN housemate, Teddy A, has quit Chelsea as a fan following the 2:0 defeat of the club by Everton Football Club today. The celebrity who is a long-time fan of Chelsea Football Club displayed his displeasure at Club through a post on his tweet handler. He said: I’m officially a free agent, I’m looking for a team to support. Tired of whaling over Chelshit!!! 😢😡 Chelsea is currently standing in 6th position on the premiership league table, two positions below the Champions League qualifications position. [Read]

Angry Man Utd fans claim UCL draw against Barca was ‘fixed’ [READ MORE]

– Man United fans are suggesting their Champions League quarter-final draw with Barcelona was doctored by UEFA – United will host Barca in the first leg in April, before the reverse fixture at the Nou Camp a week later – Paul Scholes netted the winner for United when they defeated Barcelona on the way to winning the trophy for a third time in 2008. Manchester United supporters are claiming that Europe’s football governing body, UEFA staged Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw that paired the Red Devils with Barcelona. According to a UK Sun, United will play host Barcelona at Old Trafford for the first leg clash next month, before heading [Read]

UEL: Arsenal star, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang booked for Black Panther Celebration [SEE PHOTOS]

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was booked for breaking out a new masked celebration for Arsenal on Thursday night in the Europa League. The striker scored Arsenal’s third against Rennes at the Emirates, and grabbed a Black Panther mask he had stowed behind the goal. Aubameyang put on the mask and celebrated in front of the home fans with the Wakanda salute. Black Panther was last year’s blockbuster superhero movie and was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars . Wakanda is the fictional African country in the film that Black Panther hails from. The goal was Aubameyang’s second of the game as the Gabon international inspired Arsenal to a fantastic comeback against [Read]

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]