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London – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Thursday he will never get bored of stories linking him to other clubs because it means he is doing something right. Fresh speculation about Pochettino’s future has emerged this week following the club’s qualification to the knockout stage of the Champions League, with reports suggesting the club
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Cape Town – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has showered Phil Foden with praise after the teenager impressed in the 2-1 win over Hoffenheim on Wednesday. The 18-year-old midfielder has found game time hard to come by since graduating from City’s academy in 2017, but he was handed a rare start in midweek against the
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Cape Town – Arsenal head coach Unai Emery says he could look to strengthen his defence when the January transfer window opens. The Gunners have been impressive this season and currently occupy fifth place on the Premier League standings, having lost just twice. But Emery finds himself with just one fit centre-back in Laurent Koscielny
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London – Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles claims he has endured similar racist abuse to Manchester City star Raheem Sterling. Sterling allegedly suffered racist taunts from a Chelsea fan during City’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The shocking incident has reignited the debate over how to tackle racism in football after the sport struggled
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London – West Ham have given captain Mark Noble a contract extension that ties him to the Premier League club until 2021. Noble made his Hammers debut in 2004 after graduating from the club’s youth academy and has gone to make 446 appearances for the team he supported as a boy. The 31-year-old midfielder has
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Cape Town – Bafana Bafana legend Phil Masinga has been admitted to Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp with an “undisclosed illness”. According to the City Press website, efforts to get the 49-year-old to a private hospital are in place in order for the former striker to get the best medical care. Buddha Mathathe, President of the South
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United Kingdom – Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville claims Manchester City star Raheem Sterling endured years of “vicious” abuse before the alleged racist slurs directed at him by Chelsea fans on Saturday. Sterling was subjected to reported racist abuse from Chelsea fans during City’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have suspended four supporters
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London – Manchester City signed United States goalkeeper Zack Steffen from Columbus Crew on Tuesday. Steffen agreed a four-year contract with the Premier League champions and will move to Manchester in July as back-up to City’s first-choice keeper Ederson. The 23-year-old will remain with Columbus for the early stages of their 2019 MLS Eastern Conference
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Cape Town – Eden Hazard admits he is unsure if he will leave Chelsea for Real Madrid or sign a new long term contract in the Premier League. The Belgian attacker has previously announced his desire to one day play for the Spanish giants. In his most recent comments, the 27-year-old, who has 18 months
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Manchester – Pep Guardiola has praised Manchester City star Raheem Sterling for refusing to be intimidated by the menace of racism in football. Sterling endured alleged racial abuse from a Chelsea fan during City’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The 24-year-old was targeted by the supporter while he was standing near fans on
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Cape Town – Marco Silva was delighted with Lucas Digne’s contribution to Everton’s 2-2 draw with Watford following his last-ditch leveller at Goodison Park. Richarlison (15′) opened the scoring ahead of an unfortunate equaliser as Seamus Coleman (63′) steered into his own net. Gylfi Sigurdsson (22′) had earlier had a penalty saved by Ben Foster.
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London – Chelsea have suspended four people from attending their matches while the club carries out an investigation into allegations Manchester City star Raheem Sterling was racially abused during Saturday’s Premier League clash. Television cameras apparently caught a Chelsea fan aiming racist abuse at England winger Sterling during the Blues’ 2-0 win over City at
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London – Romelu Lukaku believes he has finally emerged from his post-World Cup slump, with the Manchester United striker revealing he had to shed muscle to adapt to the demands of the Premier League. After a promising first season at Old Trafford the 25-year-old has strugged to make an impact in front of goal amid
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Berlin – Arjen Robben says he may retire in June after confirming he will quit Bayern Munich when his contract with the defending Bundesliga champions expires. Robben, who turns 35 in January, confirmed in Monday’s edition of magazine Kicker that he will quit the Bavarian giants at the end of the season: “that’s a fact”.
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Cape Town – Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min has only breached opposition defences three times this Premier League season, but when he does score it happens at the most opportune times. Harry Kane is the natural spearhead for the London side, having scored nine Premier League goals this season. However, as is the case with any partnership
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London – Raheem Sterling has accused British newspapers of helping to “fuel racism” with the way they portray young black footballers after he suffered alleged abuse during Manchester City’s defeat at Chelsea. Chelsea and the police are investigating the incident at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, which was highlighted on social media. Sterling, 24, posted on
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London – Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police confirmed they are investigating an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling during Chelsea’s 2-0 win on Saturday. Twitter users highlighted a first-half incident when a supporter appeared to abuse Sterling as he retrieved the ball near Chelsea supporters. A Chelsea spokesperson said: “We’re
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