Football

Cape Town – West Ham expect Andriy Yarmolenko to be ruled out for approximately six months after he underwent surgery on an Achilles injury on Monday. The off-season signing from Borussia Dortmund suffered the blow in the London derby defeat to Tottenham at the London Stadium on Saturday. Yarmolenko was carried off on a stretcher
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Cape Town – Hector Bellerin says Arsenal team-mate Mesut Ozil is a ‘born champion’ and the Gunners are fortunate to have someone of his calibre at the club.  Ozil showed his quality on Monday night as Unai Emery’s charges beat Leicester City 3-1 at Emirates Stadium. The German equalised on the stroke of half-time, after
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Cape Town – Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane says the CAF Pro License is a real challenge and a definite step up from regular coaching qualifications. Mosimane was invited by CAF to study the new course and he was in Morocco last week to complete a module on match analysis and data presentation. “It’s
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Cape Town – Mesut Ozil lauded his side’s “sexy” football after his starring role in Arsenal’s 3-1 comeback win over Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Monday evening. Ozil, who started as captain for the first time in his Arsenal career, netted the equaliser and then set up the other two goals as Unai
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London – Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni has been charged with improper conduct in a touchline flare-up with Jose Mourinho that led the Football Association to remind the Manchester United manager of his responsibilities. Tensions escalated in front of the Stamford Bridge tunnel after Ross Barkley’s equaliser deep into stoppage time saw Chelsea secure a
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Cape Town – Everton manager Marco Silva was pleased with Andre Gomes’ debut in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, and says he gives the Blues a different dimension. The 25-year-old midfielder joined the Toffees on loan from Barcelona in August but made his first appearance for Silva’s side on Sunday, playing 82 minutes before
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Paris – Reigning African Footballer of the Year Mohamed Salah got back on the goal trail at the weekend, scoring the English Premier League winner for Liverpool at Huddersfield. After bagging 44 goals for the Reds in all 2017/2018 competitions, the Egyptian has found defences far harder to breach this season, netting just four times
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London – Manchester City were in sparkling form during a 5-0 win over Burnley while Liverpool kept pace with the leaders by grinding out a 1-0 victory at Huddersfield. Amid a touchline flare-up, there were encouraging signs for Manchester United manager in a 2-2 draw away to former club Chelsea, with Tottenham remaining in title
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Liverpool – Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved a penalty before substitutes Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun scored in the closing minutes as the Merseysiders won 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday. As it happened: Everton v Crystal Palace Everton’s third successive win in the Premier League lifted them into eighth place, but defeat left
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Huddersfield – Jurgen Klopp suggested he had found a way to win “average matches” for the first time in his managerial career after Liverpool eked out an unconvincing 1-0 Premier League victory at Huddersfield. This result ensured Liverpool finished Saturday level on points with leaders Manchester City after Mohamed Salah’s first-half goal, his 50th in
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London – Manchester United emerged undefeated at Stamford Bridge for the first time in Jose Mourinho’s four visits to his old club, but Chelsea were the more grateful of the two sides for a point in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Saturday. Substitute Ross Barkley struck with virtually the last kick of the game in
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London – Unai Emery admits Arsenal will struggle to cope with a draining schedule that sees them host Leicester at the start of three games in seven days. Emery’s side will be pushed to the limit by the television schedulers, who moved their Premier League clash with the Foxes to Monday evening at the Emirates
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London – Manchester City brushed aside Burnley 5-0 on Saturday but Liverpool kept pace with the champions after Mohamed Salah rediscovered his scoring touch to fire his team to victory against lowly Huddersfield. Earlier, Chelsea – who had been level with City and Liverpool before the weekend – needed a last-gasp equaliser to grab a
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Madrid – Real Madrid failed to ease the pressure on coach Julen Lopetegui and instead set the record for the longest goal-drought in the club’s history during a surprise 2-1 defeat by Levante on Saturday.  Madrid have now gone five games without a victory and by the time Marcelo gave them hope of a comeback
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Manchester – Jose Mourinho believes former club Chelsea can win this season’s Premier League title if Eden Hazard maintains his form as the English game’s best player. Ahead of his return to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, the Manchester United manager pointed to the precedents for Chelsea being crowned champions in seasons when Hazard is at
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London – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has once more criticised the Nations League, comparing the tournament to watching opera every night or having world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua box week in week out. Klopp believes there is no place in football’s already congested calendar for a major new competition, with the German arguing that the
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London – Eden Hazard can still become the best footballer in the world even if he stays at Chelsea, Blues manager Maurizio Sarri said Friday. Hazard has made no secret either of his desire to win the Ballon d’Or, the annual prize for the best player in the game, or wanting to play for Real
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