Arsenal Beat Middlesbrough 2-1 In Premier League Clash

Arsenal Beat Middlesbrough 2-1 In Premier League ClashArsenal have kept alive their hopes of finishing in the top four of the English Premier League with a 2-1 victory against Middlesbrough.

A dull opening was brought to life when Alexis Sanchez’s superb free-kick gave the Gunners the lead just before the break.

Middlesbrough responded soon after the restart when Alvaro Negredo volleyed in Stewart Downing’s brilliant cross.

Consequently, Mesut Ozil secured the much-needed three points for Arsenal with a first-time strike the the 71th minute.

Arsenal Draw Manchester City In EPL Clash

Arsenal Draw Manchester City In EPL ClashArsenal on Sunday evening came twice from behind to claim a two-all draw with Manchester City at the Emirates in an English Premier League (EPL) clash.

The Gunners, who lost their last two league matches at home, were stunned by Pep Guardiola’s men as Leroy Sane put the visitors ahead in five minutes.

Theo Walcott levelled the score with a scrambled finish in the 40th minute, just as Sergio Aguero hit home on an angle two minutes later to see City move ahead again.

Eight minutes after the restart, Shkodran Mustafi’s header got the Gunners back on level terms and ultimately earned a point for the hosts.

Earlier, Swansea City and Middlesbrough produced a stale goalless draw which did little to enhance either team’s prospects of avoiding relegation from the league.

Madeira Airport Renamed In Honour Of C. Ronaldo

Madeira Airport Renamed In Honour Of C. Ronaldo
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The Madeira Airport has been renamed “Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo” in honour of the Real Madrid superstar.

Ronaldo attended the ceremony, which held on Wednesday, in company of his mother, girlfriend and his son, Cristiano Jnr.

Hundreds of locals, including school children were also in attendance.

The airport renaming, follows his homecoming game against Sweden, a return to Madeira’s capital, Funchal, where Portugal had not played for 16 years.

The ceremony also featured the unveiling of Ronaldo’s bust statue, which has been heavily criticised for having zero resemblance to the Portugal captain.

Tottenham Beat Stoke To Move Second In Premier League

Tottenham Beat Stoke To Move Second In Premier League, Harry KaneIt was a delightful English Premier League match for Tottenham on Sunday afternoon as they beat Stoke City 4-0 at the White Hart Lane.

Harry Kane netted three whooping goals consecutively in a space of 40 minutes after the match began.

The hat-trick hero subsequently made a brilliant assist for Dele Alli who scored the fourth for the hosts in less than two minutes to the end of the first half.

Spurs maintained the lead all through the second half to make the victory their eighth successive Premier League home win.

They are now seventh on the league table with 53 points, trailing Chelsea with 10 points.

Chelsea Beat Arsenal 3-1 At Stamford Bridge

chelsea-beat-arsenal-3-1In the English Premier League, Chelsea have beaten Arsenal by three goals to one, at the Stamford bridge, in the day’s lunch-time kickoff.

Marcos Alonso gave Antonio Conte’s side the lead on 13 minutes after Diego Costa’s header came back off the cross bar.

Eden Hazard then extended the lead with a super solo goal in the 53rd minute, before former Gunner Cesc Fabregas made it three with five minutes, left to secure all three points for the Blues.

Olivier Giroud scored a late consolation goal for the Arsenal.

Sunderland Confirm Anichebe Out For Ten Weeks With Knee Injury

sunderlandNigerian forward, Victor Anichebe, has been ruled out of action for three months after sustaining a knee injury in Sunderland’s 2-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.

Anichebe, who just returned from a hamstring injury, was brought on as a second half substitute but later went down clutching his right knee.

Sunderland manager, David Moyes, confirmed that the 28-year-old will be out until April.

Anichebe’s latest injury will be a big blow to the Black Cats who already have Lee Cattermole, Jan Kirchhoff, Paddy Mcnair, Jordan Pickford and Duncan Watmore all out with long-term injuries.

Hull City Pleased With Silva As New Manager

Marco Silva, Hull CityHull City have expressed delight with the appointment of Marco Silva as their new Head Coach.

The Tigers Vice-Chairman, Ehab Allam, told the club’s website that one of the reasons they considered before the confirmation on Thursday was the 39-year-old’s football philosophy.

He added that the club was already working hard with the new manager to bring in more crucial additions in the transfer window.

“He (Silva) has a great track record and we feel this is a bold and exciting appointment in our aim to retain the club’s Premier League status. Marco will be bringing in his own back-room team who have all played their part in his recent success.

“We are already working hard with Marco and his team to deliver some key additions to our squad during this transfer window,” he said.

Silva was previously managing Olympiacos, where he won the Greek league title and enjoyed a memorable Champions League victory over Arsenal last season.

He has also managed Estoril in his home country, who he guided to fifth and then a club record fourth place finish in the Portuguese top flight.

Clement Becomes Swans City’s Third Manager In A Season

Paul Clement, Swans CitySwans City on Tuesday appointed Paul Clement as their new manager, becoming their third in the ongoing English Premier League season.

Signing a two-and-a-half-year contract with the club, Clement declared himself up for the “massive challenge” that lies ahead.

He also promised to do everything in his power to provide winning football again for the Jack Army.

“I’m delighted to be here. I had a brief spell as head coach not too long ago at Derby. It was a role I enjoyed thoroughly before I went to Bayern Munich as assistant manager. But my real desire and ambition was to become a head coach again as quickly as possible, so I am absolutely delighted to be here at Swansea and a Premier League manager.

“I would like to think my footballing philosophy goes hand in hand with the club’s. That’s part of the reason the club chose me and a big part of the reason why I wanted to come to the club. It is a massive challenge, there’s no other way to put it.

“But challenges are exciting and that’s why I came here. I could have stayed at Bayern as an assistant, but I’ve chosen to come into a very challenging situation. It excites me to do that and that’s the attitude I want the players to have. It’s a big task, but I think it can be done,” the new coach said on the club’s website.

Veron Returns To The Pitch With Estudiantes

Veron Returns To The Pitch With EstudiantesFormer Argentinian international, Juan Sebastian Veron, is out of retirement to join his home country club, Estudiantes.

The former Manchester United midfielder signed an 18-month contract with the Argentine top-flight team.

Veron, who hung his boots in 2014, also promised to play in the 2017 Copa Libertadores, if fans bought 65% of the boxes at the club’s new stadium.

His first match would be on January 8, 2017 against Bayer Leverkusen in the Florida Cup.

The 41-year-old has promised to donate his salary to the club.

He won the Uefa Cup with Parma and the Serie A title with Lazio before moving to the Old Trafford in 2001 for a then British record transfer fee of £28.1m.

Voron also won the 2002-03 English Premier League title with United.

Liverpool Aim To Close Gap On Chelsea

Liverpool, ChelseaLiverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp, believes a little more luck on the injury front is all that is separating his team from Chelsea.

Klopp made the remark as he tipped his side to secure all three points when they host Stoke City on Tuesday.

The Reds have only lost twice all season but are currently missing the influential Philippe Coutinho as they prepare for the first of their two home games before the end of the year.

Coutinho is not likely to return before 2017 due to an ankle injury, while defender Joel Matip is also struggling with his fitness.

Chelsea are dominating the English Premier League table while Liverpool trail them with six points.

Chelsea Agree To Sell Oscar To Shanghai SIPG

Chelsea Agree To Sell Oscar To Shanghai SIPGChelsea have agreed to sell Oscar to Chinese club Shanghai SIPG, for a fee of around £60 million.

The Brazil midfielder would leave Stamford Bridge when the transfer window opens at the start of January, 12 months after compatriot and former Blues team-mate Ramires, joined Jiangsu Suning.

Oscar arrived in London in 2012 and went on to win the English Premier League, Europa League and League Cup, during his four and a half year stay.

The 25 year old, has featured just 11 times since Antonio Conte was appointed, but the Blues manager said this month, he was sad to be losing a player who scored 38 goals in 203 appearances.

Chelsea Extend EPL Lead With Crystal Palace Win

Chelsea, Liverpool, EPLChelsea are sitting confidently at the top of the English Premier League (EPL) table as they move nine points clear.

The Blues also equalled a club record on Saturday as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 to secure their 11th successive win at the Selhurst Park.

Diego Costa netted the lone goal with the visitors’ first attempt on target as he headed in from Azpilicueta’s drifted cross.

Jason Puncheon would have levelled the score for Palace but headed wide and fired a free-kick narrowly over.

Chelsea had earlier won 11 matches between April and September 2009.

Third-placed Arsenal will host Manchester City on Sunday, before Liverpool visit Everton in the Merseyside derby on Monday.