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Havertz double boosts Chelsea’s top-four ambitions.Chelsea 2:0Fulham

Havertz double boosts Chelsea’s top-four ambitions.Chelsea 2:0Fulham

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Two goals by Kai Havertz earned Chelsea a 2-0 victory over Fulham to consolidate the Blues' place in the top four. Havertz opened the scoring after 10 minutes, finishing past Alphonse Areola after being played in by Mason Mount. Chelsea were denied a second six minutes before half-time when Areola saved superbly from Hakim Ziyech. Havertz doubled Chelsea's lead four minutes into the second half, playing a one-two with Timo Werner before slotting into the corner for his fourth Premier League goal of the season. Fulham were unable to respond, failing to register a shot on target in the second half as Chelsea ran out comfortable winners. Fourth-placed Chelsea go six points clear of West Ham United, who travel to Burnley on Monday. Fulham stay 18th on 27 points, nine adrift ...
Leeds hold Man Utd 0-0 to leave City close to title

Leeds hold Man Utd 0-0 to leave City close to title

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Goalless draw means Manchester City can be crowned PL champions as early as next Sunday Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw at Leeds United that gives Manchester City the chance to win the title next weekend. Manchester United substitute Paul Pogba goes to ground during the closing stages The Red Devils are now 10 points behind the league leaders with five matches left, meaning City will win the title if they beat Crystal Palace on Saturday and Man Utd lose to Liverpool on Sunday. Bruno Fernandes brings the ball forward for Manchester United as they search for a late goal at Elland Road The visitors had the best opportunities at Elland Road, with Marcus Rashford going closest in the first half as his free-kick was well saved by Illan Meslier. Mason Greenwood gets a...
Substitute strikes in stoppage time for Newcastle United to claim draw at Anfield

Substitute strikes in stoppage time for Newcastle United to claim draw at Anfield

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A stoppage-time goal by Joe Willock secured Newcastle United a 1-1 draw at Liverpool that hit the champions' hopes of a top-four finish. Mohamed Salah celebrates with Roberto Firmino after scoring his 20th goal of the season Mohamed Salah fired Liverpool in front after only three minutes and the hosts went on to dominate the first half, with Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Salah all wasting chances to extend their lead. Mohamed Salah smashes the ball into the back of the net to give Liverpool an early lead against Newcastle Joelinton was denied by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson on 55 minutes while Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold missed further opportunities for the Reds. Liverpool midfielder Thiago challenges Newcastle's Allan Saint-Maximin Newcastle substitute Callum Wilson h...
Premier League’s ‘big six’ agree to join new European Super League

Premier League’s ‘big six’ agree to join new European Super League

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Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are among 12 clubs who have agreed to join a new European Super League (ESL). In a seismic move for European football, the Premier League clubs will join AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid. The ESL said the founding clubs had agreed to establish a "new midweek competition" with teams continuing to "compete in their respective national leagues".
Greenwood’s brace helps Man Utd reduce gap to Man City

Greenwood’s brace helps Man Utd reduce gap to Man City

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Man Utd3-Burnley1 Mason Greenwood's brace and a late Edinson Cavani strike earned Manchester United a 3-1 victory over Burnley at Old Trafford. Burnley's Chris Wood found the net in the first minute but the goal was disallowed for offside, before Paul Pogba forced goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell into a flying save nine minutes later. Man Utd did open the scoring three minutes into the second half when Bruno Fernandes dummied Marcus Rashford's cross for Greenwood to slot in at the far post. But that lead lasted only two minutes as James Tarkowski headed Ashley Westwood's corner past Dean Henderson. Greenwood became United's joint-highest scoring teenager in Premier League history, equalling Wayne Rooney's 15 for the Red Devils in his teenage years, when he doub...
Lacazette’s double helps Arsenal return to top half Sheffield0:3Arsenal

Lacazette’s double helps Arsenal return to top half Sheffield0:3Arsenal

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Striker's brace and Gabriel Martinelli finish gives the Gunners a 3-0 win over Sheff Utd Alexandre Lacazette's brace either side of a Gabriel Martinelli strike gave Arsenal a 3-0 victory over Sheffield United which lifts the Gunners into the top half of the Premier League table. Arsenal had the better of the first-half chances, Martinelli finding the side-netting and later forcing goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale into a smart save. And they took the lead when Bukayo Saka and Dani Ceballos exchanged passes before the latter produced an exquisite flick for Lacazette to round off a fine team move on 33 minutes. Ramsdale then parried Nicolas Pepe's shot into Martinelli's path for a tap-in before Lacazette completed the scoring late on when played through on goal.  ...
Cavani helps Man Utd to comeback win at Spurs TOT1:MAN U3

Cavani helps Man Utd to comeback win at Spurs TOT1:MAN U3

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Late goals by Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood earned Manchester United a 3-1 comeback win at Tottenham Hotspur that reduces the gap to leaders Manchester City. Cavani thought he had given the visitors a first-half lead but the goal was overturned by referee Chris Kavanagh, following a Video Assistant Referee review, for a Scott McTominay foul on Son Heung-min in the build-up.  Son opened the scoring after 40 minutes, converting Lucas Moura's squared pass for his 14th league goal of the season. Fred then reacted quickest to a Hugo Lloris parry to fire in a 57th-minute equaliser from close range. Spurs went close to retaking the lead as Son and Harry Kane forced saves from the legs of Dean Henderson but Cavani headed in a superb Greenwood cross with 11 minute...
Pulisic double returns Chelsea to fourth

Pulisic double returns Chelsea to fourth

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American's brace and goals by Havertz and Zouma lift Blues back up to top four Christian Pulisic scored twice as Chelsea recorded their biggest win under Thomas Tuchel by beating Crystal Palace 4-1 at Selhurst Park. Kai Havertz put Chelsea ahead in the ninth minute, firing in his second Premier League goal. The German turned provider two minutes later, playing in Pulisic, who finished into the roof of the net. Kurt Zouma headed in a third on the half-hour to take his season's tally to five goals, making him the highest-scoring defender. It was almost 4-0 on 34 minutes, but Antonio Rudiger's header was cleared off the line by Patrick van Aanholt. Christian Benteke pulled a goal back on 63 minutes, but any hopes of a Palace fightback were dashed by Pulisic's se...
Dallas double earns 10-man Leeds surprise win

Dallas double earns 10-man Leeds surprise win

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Stuart Dallas's stoppage-time winner earned 10-man Leeds United a shock 2-1 victory at leaders Manchester City. City dominated early possession, with Raheem Sterling missing the best chance when he shot wide. Against the run of play, Leeds led on 42 minutes through Dallas's low shot. But they were reduced to 10 men just 280 seconds later, as Liam Cooper was shown a red card after a VAR review for a reckless challenge on Gabriel Jesus. City bossed the second half, with Leeds having just 22 per cent possession, and Ferran Torres equalised with 14 minutes remaining. But in the first minute of stoppage time, Ezgjan Alioski's through-ball found Dallas, who slotted past Ederson. Leeds rise to ninth, with 45 points. City's fourth defeat of the season leaves them on ...
President Kenyatta mourns Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

President Kenyatta mourns Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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NAIROBI, 9thApril 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has joined other world leaders in mourning Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who passed away Friday. Prince Philip, 99, was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the longest serving royal consort in British history. In his message of condolence and comfort to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Family, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the British people, President Kenyatta said the Duke of Edinburgh has been a global unifying factor. “His Royal Highness Prince Philip has been a towering symbol of family values and the unity of the British people as well as the entire global community. Certainly, we mourn a great man who cherished and worked for peaceful co-existence of the human race,” Presiden...
Champions League Fixtures

Champions League Fixtures

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April 2021 Wednesday 7th April Bayern Munich 20:00 Paris Saint-Germain Home 10/11 14/5 Away 13/5 FC Porto 20:00 Chelsea Home 4/1 12/5 Away 3/4 Tuesday 13th April Chelsea 20:00 FC Porto Paris Saint-Germain 20:00 Bayern Munich Wednesday 14th April Borussia Dortmund 20:00 Manchester City Liverpool 20:00 Real Madrid Tuesday 27th April Quarter-Final 3 Winner 20:00 Quarter-Final 1 Winner Quarter-Final 4 Winner 20:00 Quarter-Final 2 Winner May 2021 Tuesday 4th May Quarter-Final 1 Winner 20:00 Quarter-Final 3 Winner Quarter-Final 2 Winner 20:00 Quarter-Final 4 Winner Saturday 29th May Semi-Final 1 Winner 20:00 Semi-Final 2 Winner
Champions League Results

Champions League Results

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April 2021 Tuesday 6th April Manchester City 2 1 Borussia Dortmund FT Real Madrid 3 1 Liverpool FT March 2021 Wednesday 17th March Bayern Munich 2 1 Lazio FT Chelsea 2 0 Atletico Madrid FT Tuesday 16th March Manchester City 2 0 M'gladbach FT Real Madrid 3 1 Atalanta FT Wednesday 10th March Liverpool 2 0 RB Leipzig FT Paris Saint-Germain 1 1 Barcelona FT Tuesday 9th March Borussia Dortmund 2 2 Sevilla FT Juventus 3 2 FC Porto AET FC Porto win on away goals rule February 2021 Wednesday 24th February Atalanta 0 1 Real Madrid FT M'gladbach 0 2 Manchester City FT Tuesday 23rd February Atletico Madrid 0 1 Chelsea FT Lazio 1 4 Bayern Munich FT Wednesday 17th February FC Porto 2 1 Juventus FT Sevilla 2 3 Borussi...
Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021: Round of 32 Draws held at FUFA House

Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021: Round of 32 Draws held at FUFA House

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The 2021 Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32 draw has been held at FUFA House on Tuesday, 30th March 2021. The draw was overseen by the FUFA Competitions Director Aisha Nalule who was flanked by the FUFA Deputy CEO-Services Humphrey Mandu Watenga and FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein and Uganda Premier League’s CEO Bernard Bainamani. The sponsors were also ably represented by Sonia Karamagi (Director of Marketing and Communications) and Daniel Kayongo (Kansai Plascon Marketing). Sonia Karamagi picks the pots Nalule reaffirmed the playing format for this year’s championship that commences with the round of 32 for only the Star Times Uganda Premier League and Star Times FUFA Big League clubs. ‘We shall play starting from the round of 32 starting with only the StarTimes UP...
FA Malawi: National Football team, the Flames have qualified for the AFCON 2021 after a 1-0 victory over Uganda at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Monday afternoon.

FA Malawi: National Football team, the Flames have qualified for the AFCON 2021 after a 1-0 victory over Uganda at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Monday afternoon.

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Malawi national football team, the Flames have qualified for the AFCON 2021 after a 1-0 victory over Uganda at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Monday afternoon. Baroka FC striker Richard Mbulu scored the all-important goal for Malawi in the 15th minute to earn Malawi a third AFCON qualification after 2010 and 1984. Flames coach Meck Mwase maintained the team that lined up against South Sudan with just midfielder Robin Ngalande replacing suspended Frank Gabadihno Mhango. Malawi dominated the match in search for an early goal and got it within a quarter-hour mark, thanks to Mbulu’s diving header beating experienced Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango after Ngalande released overlapping right back Stanley Sanudi on the far right flank. Uganda almost cancelled the lead i...
Malawi’s the Flames fly  to the #TotalAFCON for the THIRD time in history after eliminating Uganda Cranes

Malawi’s the Flames fly to the #TotalAFCON for the THIRD time in history after eliminating Uganda Cranes

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It was a difficult time for Uganda's national football team, the Cranes, as they  failed to  secure  a place for the AFCON 2021 after a narrow loss to Malawi 1-0 in the final qualifier match played in Blantyre. Uganda Cranes only needed a draw. Malawi joined Burkina Faso in group B, displacing Uganda that held the second position after last week's draw at home in Kampala. Malawi's sole goal came through a header from their strike Richard Mbulu at the 15th minute, getting past Uganda's goalkeeper Dennis Onyango. Uganda dominated the play with fierce attacks but the home team stood still in their defense while also deploying time-wasting tactics. The Uganda Cranes only needed a point in group B but the host were in for maximum points. This is the third time Malawi wil...
Total AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Uganda, Malawi set for grand finale

Total AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Uganda, Malawi set for grand finale

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otal AFCON 2021 Qualifiers (Group B): Uganda Cranes 0-0 Burkina Faso South Sudan 0-1 Malawi Uganda Cranes’ goal-less home stalemate will Burkina Faso at the St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende during round 5 of the Total AFCON 2021 qualifiers leaves the CECAFA giants on the brick of qualification, pending the last away game with Malawi next Monday. The Cranes staged a gallant display especially in the second half and had midfielder Ibrahim Orit hit the woodwork off Faruku Miya’s corner kick. The opening stanza had produced half chances through Miya, Patrick Henry Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi. Abdul Lumala in action At the start of the second half, Orit replaced winger Abdul Lumala and offensive midfielder Moses Waiswa came on for Mike Azira as the Uganda Cranes intensified their ...
Captain Onyango believes qualification is still within sight

Captain Onyango believes qualification is still within sight

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- March 24, 2021 Uganda Cranes captain Dennis Onyango is confident the chance of qualifying for next year’s Total Africa Cup of Nations is still within reach despite a goalless draw at home against Burkina Faso. Uganda played out a barren stalemate with West African side Burkina Faso on Wednesday at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende. Uganda Cranes Starting XI against Burkina Faso. The skipper indicated that the result was not what they hoped for but was delighted with the performance especially in the second half. ‘I’m happy with the performance of the boys especially in the second half. We played better football and created more chances but like the coach said, it is still in our hands despite getting just a point today. We must go to Malawi with the right attitude and p...

Coach Mubiru confident Uganda Cranes will finish the job in Malawi

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- March 24, 2021 Uganda Cranes assistant coach Abdallah Mubiru is optimistic that the team can seal qualification away against Malawi on Monday next week. Mubiru who was in charge of the game in the absence of head coach Johnathan McKinstry was left disappointed that the team couldn’t secure all three points against Burkina Faso at home (St. Mary’s Stadium) on Wednesday. Uganda Cranes assistant coach Abdallah Mubiru speaking to the media after the game ‘Definitely this is not the resulted we wanted. Our target was to win here and go into the final game in a better position but I’m happy with performance of the players. They put up a good fight and fought until the final whistle.’ Said coach Mubiru. He was however impressed with the fighting spirit from the players espec...