EPL

Man Utd dents City’s title hopes with 2-1 victory at Etihad

  Manchester United on Saturday dented the title hopes of their neighbours, Manchester City with a superb counter-attacking victory in the Manchester derby. City stay third but are now 14 points behind leaders Liverpool, who won at Bournemouth. United move up to fifth. Marcus Rashford’s first-half penalty, which was awarded after a VAR check, put United ahead. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Anthony Joshua reclaims Heavyweight titles, defeats Andy Ruiz [PHOTOS] Anthony Martial scored the second with a left-foot shot and Nicolas Otamendi’s brilliant header was nothing short of consolation as United held on to beat City. United’s win was no more than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side deserved after they repeatedly carved [Read]

Another Premier League Manager, Marco Silva Shown The Exit Door

  Everton manager, Marco Silva has become the latest victim of the sacking wave in the English Premier League as he has been relieved after 18 months, with the club in the Premier League relegation zone after their Merseyside derby humiliation. Wednesday’s 5-2 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield was their ninth of the season and leaves them 18th in the Premier League after three successive losses. Silva, who took charge in May 2018, won 24 and lost 24 of his 60 games. Everton are now searching for their fourth permanent boss since Roberto Martinez was sacked in May 2016. Former Everton manager David Moyes has been considered as a potential [Read]

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to win MVP in England, Spain, Italy

– Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first footballer in history to win the MVP in England, Spain and Italy – The 34-year-old was given the award for the best player in 2018-19 Serie A season where Juventus won the league – Ronaldo failed to show up for the 2019 Ballon D’Or ceremony as Lionel Messi won his sixth award Cristiano Ronaldo has extended his outstanding record over his fiercest rival Lionel Messi as he becomes the first player to win the best player in England, Spain and Italy. The Juventus forward failed to attend the 2019 Ballon D’Or ceremony as Messi scooped a record sixth award and now one above Ronaldo. [Read]

Another Premier League Manager Sacked 48hrs after Emery

Watford manager, Quique Sanchez Flores has been sacked after just 85 days he was re-appointed for a second spell by the Premier League club. The Spaniard, who replaced countryman Javi Gracia won just one of his 10 Premier League matches for the club. The decision to sack came after Watford suffered their eighth league defeat in a 2-1 loss against Southampton on Saturday, which saw them remain bottom of the table on eight points. In a statement posted to the club’s website this afternoon, Watford chairman & CEO Scott Duxbury said: ‘Quique is a man of great integrity and it was clear how much he wanted to have a positive [Read]

EPL: Table – topping Liverpool Extend Lead as Man City, Chelsea Stumble [SEE RESULTS + TABLE]

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points with a nervy 2-1 win over Brighton as Manchester City slipped up once more in a draw at Newcastle on Saturday. Chelsea missed the chance to go level on points with second-placed City as Frank Lampard’s men suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat by West Ham, while Tottenham’s winning run under Jose Mourinho continued as Dele Alli scored twice in a 3-2 win over Bournemouth. Virgil van Dijk is hoping to beat Lionel Messi to the Ballon d’Or on Monday and showed he can score goals as well as stop them with two towering headers from [Read]

BREAKING: Arsenal boss, Unai Emery sacked after 2-1 loss to Frankfurt

– Unai Emery has parted ways with Arsenal after another disgraceful 2-1 loss to Frankfurt – Arsenal confirmed Emery’s sacking in a statement on Friday morning, November 2019 – Freddie Ljungberg will take responsibility for the “first team as interim head coach” according to the club Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Unai Emery has been sacked by Arsenal following a torrid run of lacklustre performance that saw the Premier League side forfeit an early lead to suffer another 2-1 defeat to Frankfurt.  The Spaniard was shown the way out of Emirates Stadium after eighteen months in charge of the North London side. His [Read]

BREAKING: Tottenham Appoints Mourinho As New Manager

  The Portuguese is back in the Premier League following his sacking by Manchester United in December 2018 as he replaces Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of Jose Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that runs until 2023.  The announcement comes less than a day after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by the club following a poor start to the 2019-20 season. Spurs currently sit in 14th place in the Premier League table having collected just three wins from their first 12 league games, while they also suffered a 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Mourinho has been out of management [Read]

JUST IN: Tottenham Sacks Manager Pochetino After Five Years in-Charge

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Tottenham have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the Premier League club. The Argentine, 47, was appointed in May 2014 and led the club to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool in Madrid. But Spurs have made a disappointing start to the current campaign and are 14th in the Premier League. “We were extremely reluctant to make this change,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. “It is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste. Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning [Read]

Jamie Vardy scores as Leicester City destroy Arsenal in tough EPL defeat for Emery

– Leicester City vs Arsenal’s Premier League encounter ended 2-0 in favor of the Foxes – Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans scored the two goals for Brendan Rodgers’ side – They are now occupying second position on the Premier League standings – Their current position on the table could change on Sunday, November 10, when Man City will face Liverpool Leicester City on Saturday night, November 9, climbed to second position on the Premier League standings after beating Arsenal 2-0 at the King Power stadium. The defeat will come as a huge blow for the reign of embattled Arsenal manager Unai Emery at the Emirates stadium as the Gunners chief [Read]

I am no longer a Manchester Utd fan – Mayorkun

  Nigerian singer and DMW boy, Mayorkun has suspended his fan status with Manchester United. The English club who have had a poor run of form lately lost away at AFC Bournemouth. The match which United lost 1-0 leaves them 13th on the EPL table. A result like that left fans furious and Mayorkun went straight to twitter to left off steam. He tweeted: Man U! Up to nothing! Smh! No longer a Man U fan… Till further notice. Bless. See tweet below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Mayorkun who has been a lifelong Manchester United fan often flaunts his membership of the club on social media.     [Read]

My Dad Sold His Car For Me To Join Chelsea – Aina

  Super Eagles ace defender, Ola Aina, has revealed how his parents made him to become a successful footballer. Aina, who won a bronze medal for Nigeria at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt, disclosed that his father had to sell his car while driving him to Chelsea so as to make sure that he succeeds in his endeavour. “The car just stopped in the middle of Vauxhall (in central London), and we were just stranded and needed money to get there. “My dad sold the car on the spot and then he puts me on the train. He came on the train with me because I hadn’t [Read]

Man United, Barcelona, Newcastle track Osimhen

  Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is on the radar of two English Premier League clubs, Manchester United and Newcastle United. The report comes days after the 20-year- old was linked with a move to Barcelona, NEWS FLAKES NG gathers. “Barcelona and Manchester United, in particular, follow him regularly,” a report in the French newspaper, La Voix du Nord, reads. English tabloid, Chronicle, also said Newcastle coach Steve Bruce has been handed enough war chest to boost the squad in the coming transfer window. “Newcastle United scouts are therefore keeping tabs on Osimhen. The club’s winter talent search is well underway as head of recruitment Steve Nickson and his team look [Read]

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Ed Woodward to sell nine Man Utd players

ENGLAND  – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Ed Woodward that he wanted to replace nine players at Manchester United, according to reports. The 46-year-old is under major pressure at United following a week in which a goalless draw against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League was followed up with a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United. The loss at St James’ Park has left United with just nine points from eight games in the Premier League, while Solskjaer admits that finishing in the top six will be an ‘uphill task’. United spent around £150 million this summer on signing Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Solskjaer also allowed six first-team players [Read]

BREAKING: Messi Wins 2019 FIFA Best Men’s Player, Defeats Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the 2019 FIFA The Best Men’s Player award on Monday, beating out Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.  It was the 32-year-old’s first win since the award separated from France Football‘s Ballon d’Or award in 2017. Congratulations, #LeoMessi Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men's Player 2019 🏆#TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/MKh2wV5T1M — #TheBest 🏆 (@FIFAcom) September 23, 2019 Since that separation, every player who has won FIFA’s The Best award has gone on to claim the Ballon d’Or as well. The 32-year-old has won five Ballon d’Or awards in his career, but individual silverware had eluded [Read]

EPL: Champions Man City Demolish Watford 8-0 At Etihad [SEE FULL STATS]

There must have been moments out there when Quique Sanchez Flores will have wondered what he might have been doing this weekend had he not taken the call from Watford owner Gino Pozzo earlier this month: sitting on a beach, meeting old friends, undergoing painful dental surgery. Anything, you suspect, would have been preferable to this professional humiliation unfolding in front of him, a catastrophe for which there is no appropriate response. By 18 minutes half of the outfield players for Manchester City had scored and Flores was essaying a stare into the middle-distance, stoic and unyielding, without betraying the kind of tumult that must have been unfolding inside. Sure, [Read]