EPL: Leicester go third with Palace win

Leicester moved up to third in the Premier League as second-half goals from Caglar Soyuncu and Jamie Vardy saw off Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Turkey centre-back Soyuncu, who joined from Freiburg in 2018, has been one of the shining stars for the Foxes this season and further endeared himself to their fans with a stooping header that broke the deadlock in the 57th minute. Jamie Vardy, who scored a hat-trick in the 9-0 win at Southampton, then sealed the away win in the 88th minute with a first-time strike…

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Leicester respond to coach’s demand, upset Man City

Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, responded swiftly to the demand of Leicester manager, Claude Puel, as he featured in the Foxes’ 2-1 come-from-behind win over Man City in a Boxing Day clash. Leicester had last Saturday inflicted a 1-0 away defeat on Chelsea and sensing that his team needed to step up the gear, the French gaffer tasked Ndidi and his teammates to rise to the challenge of the champions. “It (the match against City) will be another fantastic challenge and we need to create another upset,” Puel declared ahead…

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Leicester coach ready to offload Iheanacho

Fresh crisis may be looming for Super Eagle striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, as Leicester City Manager Claude Puel revealed his intention to sell the 21-year-old during the January transfer window due to inactivity at the club. Iheanacho after making a glorious debut season in the English Premier League was forced to leave Manchester City last season for be ing restricted to the bench and a move to Leicester City was seen as an escape route but he has lot of strikers to contend with. His rivals include compatriot Ahmed Musa, English…

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League Cup: Foxes stun Reds, Hodgson gets first win

Islam Slimani’s superb strike helped Leicester see off a wasteful Liverpool at the King Power Stadium to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.The Algeria striker fired left-footed into the top corner after substitute Shinji Okazaki had put the Foxes ahead. That came after Liverpool had dominated a first half in which Philippe Coutinho shone before being replaced. Okazaki’s arrival sparked the Foxes into life and he latched on to Vicente Iborra’s knock down for the opener. Summer signings Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke both missed good opportunities for…

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Leicester, Southampton, West Brom battle for Iheanacho

Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho has sparked off transfer row in England as more clubs including Leicester City, West Brom and Southampton have joined in the race for his signature. The 20-year-old is expected to leave Manchester City this summer after falling out of favour at the Etihad Stadium but he is not lacking in suitors as English Premier League rivals are fighting each other for the services of the Nigeria international. According to The Sun on Sunday, Leicester, Southampton and West Brom are ready to battle with Everton, Tottenham…

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UEFA League: Barca eye yet another famous comeback

    Little over a month after producing the greatest comeback in Champions League history, Barcelona need another special turnaround as they face Juventus in the second leg of their quarter-final on Wednesday. Luis Enrique’s side were taken apart in the first leg in Turin, losing 3-0 to a Juve team inspired by Paulo Dybala, who scored twice. In the last 16 they became the first team ever to overturn a 4-0 deficit when they beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the return at the Camp Nou, so fans are hoping…

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Ndidi relishes Leicester’s winning mentality

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has exoressed excitement on the winning mentality of the team. The Nigeria international joined Leicester from Belgian club Genk midway through the current season and many have regarded him as N’Golo Kante’s replacement. Kante, who is a French international, left Leicester for Chelsea after helping them win the 2015/16 English Premier League (EPL) title. “I can only see myself as myself,” Ndidi told Own Goal Nigeria. “Whether people say I play like Kanté, or that he’s better than me, I don’t listen to them. “All…

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Ighalo hits brace, out for four weeks

Olanrewaju, Odemwingie also on targeting   It was a tough day for Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, as he was rushed to the hospital after sustaining injury in his club, Changchun Yatai’s 3-2 defeat against Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League. Ighalo scored a brace in the game before he was forced off with an injury in the 73rd minute after receiving a kick to the left ankle joint. Ighalo is thought to have suffered a recurrence of an old injury following a harsh tackle by an opponent. He…

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EPL: Chelsea unnerved by Spurs run – Lampard

  Tottenham’s impressive form in pursuit of Chelsea will make the Premier League leaders nervous, according to Stamford Bridge legend Frank Lampard. Spurs beat Bournemouth for a seventh straight league win and moved to within four points of Chelsea before the Blues meet Manchester United on Sunday. “Chelsea are very aware that Spurs are there and it’ll be a tough game for them tomorrow,” Lampard told BBC Sport. “There will be some nervousness but so there should be.” Lampard was speaking to BBC Final Score and will be a part…

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La Liga: Messi keeps Barca’s title hope alive

  Lionel Messi kept Barcelona’s title hopes alive with two goals and an assist to see off Real Sociedad 3-2 as Spain’s top two edged five-goal thrillers ahead of next weekend’s El Clasico. Earlier on Saturday, Isco struck at the death to keep Real Madrid three points clear and with a game in hand at the top of the table after twice coming from behind to beat Sporting Gijon 3-2. Barcelona will need Messi on this form if they are to produce another miracle Champions League fightback against Juventus on…

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