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Team Federal Capital Territory are the pace setter at the on-going National Youth Games after amassing five medals- four gold and a silver.

The team on Tuesday clinched the medals through Munachim Obiefuna who achieved the feat in gymnastic.

Obiefuna got gold in beam, floor and team performance in  the girls category, and a silver in vault.

Meanwhile, Ekiti, Ogun, Lagos and Edo make the Top fFve.

Ekiti state are in second position with two gold and two silver, Ogun garnered two gold, one silver and one bronze while Lagos have one gold and  five silver medals.

23 states are yet to win medals as at Day Five of the games in Ilorin.

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Boxing: Bloodied Fury beats Wallin on points

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Tyson Fury battled to a rugged points win over Otto Wallin as he fought for over nine rounds with heavy cuts to maintain his unbeaten record in a dramatic bout in Las Vegas.

The 31-year-old Briton, a 1-25 favourite with bookmakers, was expected to walk through Sweden’s Wallin but found his cut at the mercy of repeated checks from the ringside doctor, prompting moments of stunned silence at the T-Mobile Arena.

A punch in the third round drew blood above Fury’s right eye and when officials began to show concern, he visibly showed urgency, switching from patient boxing to planting his feet in a bid to land heavy, destructive shots.

He did, with a barrage in the ninth forcing Wallin to sway before a hard right hand piled him into the ropes in the 11th as Fury came through the type of examination few expected with a unanimous 116-112 117-111 118-110 points win.

“It was a great fight, I got caught on the eye and that changed the fight,” said Fury. “For the majority I could not see out of the eye. Then there was a clash of heads and I got cut again.

“A good 12 rounds, he was tough. It’s all heart and determination if I can keep going I will do. He was 20-0, didn’t know how to lose but I was the better man.”

Wallin said: “I did everything I could, I tried my best and Tyson is a great champion. Nobody can question my heart or question that I’m a good fighter.”

Wallin, who lost for the first time in 21 outings, was seen as an easy night’s work on Fury’s route to a rematch with WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder but he admitted he tried to hit Fury’s cut “even more” and his come-forward tactics delivered a true scrap.

Had the bout been stopped because of the cut, Wallin would have landed a technical knockout win and with ringside medics checking the gash during the sixth and before the seventh round, Fury was nearing a crisis scenario.

Just as he did when he climbed from the canvas to force Wilder backwards in the final round of their December thriller, he fought fire with fire. His punches beams menacing, his face filled with anger rather than poise andtwo huge right hands sent Wallin backwards in the seventh, reports the BBC.

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Tyson Fury battled to a rugged points win over Otto Wallin as he fought for over nine rounds with heavy cuts to maintain his unbeaten record in a dramatic bout in Las Vegas.

The 31-year-old Briton, a 1-25 favourite with bookmakers, was expected to walk through Sweden’s Wallin but found his cut at the mercy of repeated checks from the ringside doctor, prompting moments of stunned silence at the T-Mobile Arena.

A punch in the third round drew blood above Fury’s right eye and when officials began to show concern, he visibly showed urgency, switching from patient boxing to planting his feet in a bid to land heavy, destructive shots.

He did, with a barrage in the ninth forcing Wallin to sway before a hard right hand piled him into the ropes in the 11th as Fury came through the type of examination few expected with a unanimous 116-112 117-111 118-110 points win.

“It was a great fight, I got caught on the eye and that changed the fight,” said Fury. “For the majority I could not see out of the eye. Then there was a clash of heads and I got cut again.

“A good 12 rounds, he was tough. It’s all heart and determination if I can keep going I will do. He was 20-0, didn’t know how to lose but I was the better man.”

Wallin said: “I did everything I could, I tried my best and Tyson is a great champion. Nobody can question my heart or question that I’m a good fighter.”

Wallin, who lost for the first time in 21 outings, was seen as an easy night’s work on Fury’s route to a rematch with WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder but he admitted he tried to hit Fury’s cut “even more” and his come-forward tactics delivered a true scrap.

Had the bout been stopped because of the cut, Wallin would have landed a technical knockout win and with ringside medics checking the gash during the sixth and before the seventh round, Fury was nearing a crisis scenario.

Just as he did when he climbed from the canvas to force Wilder backwards in the final round of their December thriller, he fought fire with fire. His punches beams menacing, his face filled with anger rather than poise andtwo huge right hands sent Wallin backwards in the seventh, reports the BBC.

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Tyson Fury battled to a rugged points win over Otto Wallin as he fought for over nine rounds with heavy cuts to maintain his unbeaten record in a dramatic bout in Las Vegas.

The 31-year-old Briton, a 1-25 favourite with bookmakers, was expected to walk through Sweden’s Wallin but found his cut at the mercy of repeated checks from the ringside doctor, prompting moments of stunned silence at the T-Mobile Arena.

A punch in the third round drew blood above Fury’s right eye and when officials began to show concern, he visibly showed urgency, switching from patient boxing to planting his feet in a bid to land heavy, destructive shots.

He did, with a barrage in the ninth forcing Wallin to sway before a hard right hand piled him into the ropes in the 11th as Fury came through the type of examination few expected with a unanimous 116-112 117-111 118-110 points win.

“It was a great fight, I got caught on the eye and that changed the fight,” said Fury. “For the majority I could not see out of the eye. Then there was a clash of heads and I got cut again.

“A good 12 rounds, he was tough. It’s all heart and determination if I can keep going I will do. He was 20-0, didn’t know how to lose but I was the better man.”

Wallin said: “I did everything I could, I tried my best and Tyson is a great champion. Nobody can question my heart or question that I’m a good fighter.”

Wallin, who lost for the first time in 21 outings, was seen as an easy night’s work on Fury’s route to a rematch with WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder but he admitted he tried to hit Fury’s cut “even more” and his come-forward tactics delivered a true scrap.

Had the bout been stopped because of the cut, Wallin would have landed a technical knockout win and with ringside medics checking the gash during the sixth and before the seventh round, Fury was nearing a crisis scenario.

Just as he did when he climbed from the canvas to force Wilder backwards in the final round of their December thriller, he fought fire with fire. His punches beams menacing, his face filled with anger rather than poise andtwo huge right hands sent Wallin backwards in the seventh, reports the BBC.

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Boxing: Bloodied Fury beats Wallin on points

Tyson Fury battled to a rugged points win over Otto Wallin as he fought for over nine rounds with heavy cuts to maintain his unbeaten record in a dramatic bout in Las Vegas.

The 31-year-old Briton, a 1-25 favourite with bookmakers, was expected to walk through Sweden’s Wallin but found his cut at the mercy of repeated checks from the ringside doctor, prompting moments of stunned silence at the T-Mobile Arena.

A punch in the third round drew blood above Fury’s right eye and when officials began to show concern, he visibly showed urgency, switching from patient boxing to planting his feet in a bid to land heavy, destructive shots.

He did, with a barrage in the ninth forcing Wallin to sway before a hard right hand piled him into the ropes in the 11th as Fury came through the type of examination few expected with a unanimous 116-112 117-111 118-110 points win.

“It was a great fight, I got caught on the eye and that changed the fight,” said Fury. “For the majority I could not see out of the eye. Then there was a clash of heads and I got cut again.

“A good 12 rounds, he was tough. It’s all heart and determination if I can keep going I will do. He was 20-0, didn’t know how to lose but I was the better man.”

Wallin said: “I did everything I could, I tried my best and Tyson is a great champion. Nobody can question my heart or question that I’m a good fighter.”

Wallin, who lost for the first time in 21 outings, was seen as an easy night’s work on Fury’s route to a rematch with WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder but he admitted he tried to hit Fury’s cut “even more” and his come-forward tactics delivered a true scrap.

Had the bout been stopped because of the cut, Wallin would have landed a technical knockout win and with ringside medics checking the gash during the sixth and before the seventh round, Fury was nearing a crisis scenario.

Just as he did when he climbed from the canvas to force Wilder backwards in the final round of their December thriller, he fought fire with fire. His punches beams menacing, his face filled with anger rather than poise andtwo huge right hands sent Wallin backwards in the seventh, reports the BBC.

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Boxing: Bloodied Fury beats Wallin on points

Tyson Fury battled to a rugged points win over Otto Wallin as he fought for over nine rounds with heavy cuts to maintain his unbeaten record in a dramatic bout in Las Vegas.

The 31-year-old Briton, a 1-25 favourite with bookmakers, was expected to walk through Sweden’s Wallin but found his cut at the mercy of repeated checks from the ringside doctor, prompting moments of stunned silence at the T-Mobile Arena.

A punch in the third round drew blood above Fury’s right eye and when officials began to show concern, he visibly showed urgency, switching from patient boxing to planting his feet in a bid to land heavy, destructive shots.

He did, with a barrage in the ninth forcing Wallin to sway before a hard right hand piled him into the ropes in the 11th as Fury came through the type of examination few expected with a unanimous 116-112 117-111 118-110 points win.

“It was a great fight, I got caught on the eye and that changed the fight,” said Fury. “For the majority I could not see out of the eye. Then there was a clash of heads and I got cut again.

“A good 12 rounds, he was tough. It’s all heart and determination if I can keep going I will do. He was 20-0, didn’t know how to lose but I was the better man.”

Wallin said: “I did everything I could, I tried my best and Tyson is a great champion. Nobody can question my heart or question that I’m a good fighter.”

Wallin, who lost for the first time in 21 outings, was seen as an easy night’s work on Fury’s route to a rematch with WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder but he admitted he tried to hit Fury’s cut “even more” and his come-forward tactics delivered a true scrap.

Had the bout been stopped because of the cut, Wallin would have landed a technical knockout win and with ringside medics checking the gash during the sixth and before the seventh round, Fury was nearing a crisis scenario.

Just as he did when he climbed from the canvas to force Wilder backwards in the final round of their December thriller, he fought fire with fire. His punches beams menacing, his face filled with anger rather than poise andtwo huge right hands sent Wallin backwards in the seventh, reports the BBC.

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EPL: Iwobi goes Cherries’ picking at Dean Court

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EPL: Iwobi goes Cherries’ picking at Dean Court

After his impressive midweek performance for the Super Eagles in the international friendly with Ukraine, Alex Iwobi turns his attention back to the English Premier League hoping to do same for Everton this afternoon against Bournemouth, writes TUNDE SULAIMAN

 

Fresh from missing a weekend of domestic football in order to accommodate national team football in the shape of Euro 2020 qualifiers, the attention switches back to the Premier League this Sunday with Match Day Five action continuing.

Although the “big boys” in the shape of Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, all saw action yesterday, there is still a feast of football to saviour this afternoon from the teams desperate to make a statement.

Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth kick off the schedule with a tricky home tie against inform Everton at 2pm, while Arsenal has a trip to Vicarage Road to play Watford, who became the first team to do away with their manager, when they announced the departure of Javi Gracia during the international break.

 

In his place returned 54-year-old Quique Sánchez Flores for his second stint in charge of The Hornets.

 

However, Howe will be hoping that the international break would have been enough time to pick up his players after their chastising trip to the King Power Stadium on Match Day Four where the Cherries were completely outplayed by the Foxes.

 

 

Although the 3-1 score line hints that perhaps they did try, in truth the result totally masks the lacklustre performance of the visiting side that scored from their only shot on target.

 

Jamie Vardy scored twice and made the other as an impressive Leicester showed the Cherries no mercy.

In fact the 2016 surprise champions could have had more but Harvey Barnes and Soyuncu both curled efforts narrowly wide from promising positions.

 

Howe will have to decide if he will be sticking with Aaron Ramsdale between the sticks or opting for 39-year-old former Polish international, Artur Boruc.

 

The 21-year-old goalkeeper, who was making just his fourth top-flight appearance having spent last season on-loan at League One AFC Wimbledon, was also given an equally uncomfortable afternoon at King Power Stadium and looked extremely shaky when presented with the ball at his feet.

 

 

On one occasion, Ramsdale thought he had more time as Vardy darted into the box and stuck out a foot to a short pass, which fortunately rolled straight back into the hands of the keeper.

 

Vardy stung Ramsdale’s hands with a thumping drive from the edge of the area and it was his industry, not giving up on a loose ball, which allowed for the second, rolling the ball across the six-yard area for Tielemans to tuck home.

 

However, besides the shaky performance of the England U21 goaltender, most of the Cherries players in front of him also failed to show up on Match Day Four and Howe must not allow that happen again this afternoon if he is to stop the slide down the table.

Currently 15th, Bournemouth has only managed one win out of the four so far played and face a side full of confidence after their 3-2 victory over Wolves.

 

Bournemouth finished 14th in the league last season, losing half of their 38 games, and this looks like being another inconsistent season for them.

 

Eddie Howe’s side were barely given a sniff by the hosts, former Coventry striker Wilson evading the offside trap to score just three minutes after Vardy’s opener, but they were unable to build on it.

 

On-loan midfielder Harry Wilson, who has made a positive start in a red-and-black shirt, failed to engineer any opportunities before being brought off on 64 minutes, while Joshua King was also quiet.

 

Summer signing Philip Billing and Jefferson Lerma put themselves about in the middle of the park, but Bournemouth lack a creative spark.

 

Speaking after the game, Howe was man enough to admit his side had been outplayed.

 

“There were bits in the first half we were pleased with. The goals killed us – from the first to the third. We’ve gifted them goals. It gave us a mountain to climb,” he said.

 

He knows he cannot afford another display like that especially in front of home fans, but he equally knows that sixth-placed Everton will not be easy push overs.

Everton manager Marco Silva would have been delighted with this side’s last league outing in which they got the better of a very impressive Wolves side, 3-2 in an entertaining game at Goodison Park.

 

 

Wolves, which had been the scourge of the “big teams in their promotion year last season, just could not handle the Toffees’ Brazilian international, Richarlison who scored a brace.

Richarlison’s performance prompted his manager to by every effusive in his praise of his once most expensive signing calling him “the spirit inside our dressing room” after the match.

 

“Richarlison is the type of player that needs good performances and if possible to win more confidence in the way he likes to play,” Silva said.

 

“Last season, he did all the pre-season for us. This season, he did Copa America and after was on holiday and started the first game against Crystal Palace with 13 days working with us.

 

“He scored two really important goals for us. He will keep improving, for sure.

“We are talking about a fantastic football player and a fantastic boy. He is the spirit inside our dressing room.”

 

Unfortunately Howe cannot only formulate a game plane to checkmate the Brazilian, because Silva also has other players at his disposal that can hurt him and one of them is Nigerian international Alex Iwobi.

 

In a late surprise transfer move, the 23-year-old Super Eagles star decided to end his 15-year sojourn with Arsenal to head to Merseyside in a £34 million five-year deal, ostensibly because he wanted more first team playing time.

 

And since his arrival, Iwobi, who has scored six times in 36 appearances for Nigeria, has proved that he did not make a mistake in becoming a virtual regular starter for Silva.

 

And he has repaid the Portuguese’s faith in him by scoring two vital goals in his two starts –the first was a crucial one in the League Cup to break the stubborn resistance of League One Lincoln City in a 4-2 win, while he was on hand to convert Gylfi Sigurdsson’s pin-point cross to restore the Toffees’ lead before 12 minutes had passed in the clash with Wolves.

Incidentally, Everton went into the Wolves game having only scored one goal in their previous three Premier League matches.

 

But with Iwobi and Moise Kean making their first league starts, the Toffees looked transformed in the attacking third.

 

The summer signings added extra verve to Everton’s attack and allowed more space and time for Richarlison and Sigurdsson to work their magic.

 

Behind them, Fabian Delph provided some muscle and awareness to keep the Wolves midfield in check.

 

Kean made a telling contribution in the build-up to Everton’s first goal, his hustling causing confusion in the home defence and allowing Richarlison to pounce for his first goal in the fifth minute.

Left out of Italy’s Euro 2020 squad that beat Finland last Sunday, Kean has a lot to prove that he is the man that can properly lead the line for the Toffees and should thus be all fired up, especially after featuring for the Azzurri’s U21s.

 

This may be bad news for Howe in his quest to stop the slide with a master tactical game plan to cage the Toffees, who with Iwobi in fine form will love nothing more than to pick all three points of the Cherries at Dean Court.

 

Some 24 kilometres northwest of central London, Unai Emery faces a much different problem then Howe, the Arsenal manager is going up against a side that is expected to receive a massive lift with the return of their popular manager, Quique Sanchez Flores.

 

It was during the first tenure of the former Spanish international, who was a member of the Italia’90 World Cup squad, that the Hornets enjoyed some of their best success in the top flight.

 

When he was first appointed on June 5, 2015 Flores to be the head coach of the newly promoted Premier League side in December, the team won three and lost only one of their league matches, earning him the Premier League Manager of the Month accolade; his forward Odion Ighalo earned the equivalent award for his five-goal haul that month.

 

However, despite going on to lead the team to a comfortable mid-table position and the semi-finals of the FA Cup, it was announced on May 13, 2016 that Flores would be leaving at the end of the season.

Thus fans will be hoping that the former right-back will be able to get his side purring once again and they would love nothing better than to see the Hornets lift the scalp of the Gunners today.

 

But in spite of the expected lift by the home side, Emery can still bask in the knowledge that historically Vicarage Road is a good hunting ground for the Gunners.

 

In 30 previous meetings between the two, Arsenal has won 17 of them. In fact the last time the Hornets triumphed over the London outfit was during the 2017 campaign when they did the double over their more illustrious visitors – winning 2-1 in both the home and away fixtures. Incidentally, Watford captain, Troy Deeney played a big part scoring in both legs.

 

However, since the last triumph on October 14, 2017, the Gunners have subsequently won three straight league meetings putting six goals past the Hornets without conceding any.

But if there is one stat that Flores can look at with some form of solace it is the fact that for some funny reason Arsenal has not been good travellers. In fact had their road form been as good as their form at the Emirates, the Gunners would have been playing in the more prestigious Champions League rather than the Europa League.

 

Last season Arsenal lost eight times away from The Emirates and included some surprise defeats at West Ham, Wolves and Everton amongst others.

 

So far this season, the only away loss as been at Anfield a 3-1 reversal, which Emery knows that had his players taken their chances the result, might have ended differently.

 

Today the Spaniard is likely to go for a win at Vicarage Road in order to keep in touch with the early pacesetters, Liverpool and Manchester City.

 

On his part, ever the pragmatist, Flores will most likely set his team up to hit on the counter, which should give both sets of fans a lot to either enjoy or gnash their teeth.

 

Match Day 5 games conclude tomorrow night with newly promoted Aston Villa, currently in 18th place, hosting seventh placed West Ham.

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Stadium facilities tour: Not a journey in futility, says Sunday Dare

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Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, has said his visit to the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, will not be like previous visits by his predecessors. The recently appointed minister, who toured facilities at the national monument on Saturday, said he was going back to the President and the presidency to brief them of his findings.

 

According to him, there is a political will to improve the facilities and bring them back to standard. “I am here on a working visit, I have been to the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Kaduna and the Daura Township Stadium because we have plans for grassroots sports development, especially in football and other sports,” he said.

 

“Coming to the National Stadium in Lagos, is a continuation of that working visit. I have said at the beginning that we are going to focus of three major things, facilities maintenance, facilities upgrade and facilities upgrade.

 

 

“What we see in Lagos and other stadium was because those three things have not been done 100percent. “I just want to make it clear now that it is not going to be another tour ritual. I came with a renew determination, the President, Mu- hammadu Buhari, gave me this appointment and the assignment.

 

“Also, there is political will on the part of the president and the presidency to make sure that we find ways of restoring national monuments like this (National Stadium) back to their lost glory.” He added that Nigeria as a football nation must have at least 10 or 12 functional world-class stadium and pitches that meet FIFA standard.

 

He added: “There is a new political will and after this tour, I will do a comprehensive report from the ministry with directors and stadium managers, that I will submit to the presidency about how we are going to turn things around.”

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EPL: Norwich stun Man City, wins for Chelsea, United

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Norwich City produced a magnificent all-round display to inflict Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat since January at an ecstatic Carrow Road.

 

The Canaries were ravaged by injuries with 11 players missing but made light of the handicap to take full advantage of a performance from the reigning champions that was careless in the extreme and characterised by chaotic defending.

Kenny McLean rose unmarked to meet Emiliano Buendia’s corner after 18 minutes and Norwich doubled their advantage 10 minutes later when a flowing move started by Marco Stiepermann ended with Teemu Pukki setting up Todd Cantwell for a simple finish. Sergio Aguero’s header just before the break looked to have established the platform for a Manchester City comeback but a misunderstanding between John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi, which was typical of their displays, saw the Argentina centre-back robbed by Buendia for Pukki to score, reports the BBC.

 

Rodri scored his first goal for Manchester City with two minutes left to make it a nerve-jangling ending before referee Kevin Friend’s final whistle was the cue for wild celebrations and inflict a defeat that leaves Pep Guardiola’s side five points adrift of Liverpool. And Tammy Abraham scored a brilliant hat-trick – and an own goal – as Chelsea destroyed Wolves at Molineux.

 

The England forward scored twice in the space of seven firsthalf minutes after Fikayo Tomori – another 21-year-old – had opened the scoring with a stunning 25-yard finish.

 

Abraham, who spent last season on loan in the Championship with Aston Villa, doubled the lead with a shot on the turn after referee Graham Scott had played an advantage following Conor Coady’s foul on Mason Mount. Wolves, who remain without a top-flight win this season, fell further behind when Abraham headed home, before the Chelsea striker made it 4-0 with a superb finish after beating Coady – a seventh league goal of the season that took him to the top of the scoring charts. In an eventful game, Abraham then scored an own goal as Romain Saiss’ header struck his right hand before crossing the line, before Patrick Cutrone added a second Wolves goal from close range. Mason Mount, 20, added Chelsea’s fifth goal with virtually the last kick of the game.

 

At Old Trafford Manchester United returned to winning ways and ended Leicester’s unbeaten start to the season by edging to a Premier League victory in a pulsating contest. After thrashing Chelsea 4-0 on the opening day, United had failed to win any of their last three games but took all the points to inflict Leicester’s first defeat of the campaign. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal from the penalty spot in the eighth minute after being tripped by Leicester defender Caglar

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Norwich City produced a magnificent all-round display to inflict Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat since January at an ecstatic Carrow Road.

The Canaries were ravaged by injuries with 11 players missing but made light of the handicap to take full advantage of a performance from the reigning champions that was careless in the extreme and characterised by chaotic defending.

Kenny McLean rose unmarked to meet Emiliano Buendia’s corner after 18 minutes and Norwich doubled their advantage 10 minutes later when a flowing move started by Marco Stiepermann ended with Teemu Pukki setting up Todd Cantwell for a simple finish.

Sergio Aguero’s header just before the break looked to have established the platform for a Manchester City comeback but a misunderstanding between John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi, which was typical of their displays, saw the Argentina centre-back robbed by Buendia for Pukki to score, reports the BBC.

Rodri scored his first goal for Manchester City with two minutes left to make it a nerve-jangling ending before referee Kevin Friend’s final whistle was the cue for wild celebrations and inflict a defeat that leaves Pep Guardiola’s side five points adrift of Liverpool.

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EPL: Abraham scores hat-trick, Rashford penalty as Chelsea, United win

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EPL: Abraham scores hat-trick, Rashford penalty as Chelsea, United win

 

Tammy Abraham scored a brilliant hat-trick – and an own goal – as Chelsea destroyed Wolves at Molineux.

 

 

The England forward scored twice in the space of seven first-half minutes after Fikayo Tomori – another 21-year-old – had opened the scoring with a stunning 25-yard finish.

 

 

Abraham, who spent last season on loan in the Championship with Aston Villa, doubled the lead with a shot on the turn after referee Graham Scott had played an advantage following Conor Coady’s foul on Mason Mount.

 

 

Wolves, who remain without a top-flight win this season, fell further behind when Abraham headed home, before the Chelsea striker made it 4-0 with a superb finish after beating Coady – a seventh league goal of the season that took him to the top of the scoring charts.

 

 

In an eventful game, Abraham then scored an own goal as Romain Saiss’ header struck his right hand before crossing the line, before Patrick Cutrone added a second Wolves goal from close range.

 

 

Mason Mount, 20, added Chelsea’s fifth goal with virtually the last kick of the game.

 

 

And Manchester United returned to winning ways and ended Leicester’s unbeaten start to the season by edging to a Premier League victory in a pulsating contest at Old Trafford.

After thrashing Chelsea 4-0 on the opening day, United had failed to win any of their last three games but took all the points to inflict Leicester’s first defeat of the campaign.

 

 

Marcus Rashford scored the only goal from the penalty spot in the eighth minute after being tripped by Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu.

Rashford could have got another in the second half, but his wonderful free-kick from 30 yards curled over the wall and onto the angle of crossbar and post.

 

 

Defender Harry Maguire, given a torrid reception by the Leicester supporters, came close to scoring against his old side but headed straight at Kasper Schmeichel.

 

 

Leicester grew into the contest with the lively James Maddison twice coming close and left-back Ben Chilwell saw his dipping effort tipped over by David de Gea, reports the BBC.

 

 

RESULTS

 

 

Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle

 

 

Brighton 1-1 Burnley

 

 

 

Man Utd 1-0 Leicester

 

 

Sheff Utd 0-1 Southampton

 

 

Tottenham 4-0 Crystal Palace

 

 

Wolves 2-5 Chelsea

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