Super Sub Iheanacho Rescues City from Home Defeat

first_imgBy Duro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportKelechi Iheanacho once again proved a worthy sub for Kevin De Bruyne when he made an immediate impact, scoring Manchester City’s lone goal in the 1-1 draw with Southampton at the Etihad Stadium yesterday. The Super Eagles’ forward who came on in the second half after the Citizen’s miserable first half, scored from close range after Fernandinho found Leroy Sane with an exquisite cross-field pass. That draw has however returned Manchester City to the top of the Premier League on goal difference.Pep Guardiola’s side, who began the season with 10 straight victories, have now gone five games without a win in all competitions, equalling the Spaniard’s worst run as a manager.It could have been even worse for City after they gifted Southampton the lead when a wayward pass from John Stones put Nathan Redmond on scorers’ sheet after 27 minutes.Moments later Stones thought he had atoned by bundling the ball into the net but his goal was disallowed for a Sergio Aguero offside.Saints remained a threat on the break and Claudio Bravo saved well from Charlie Austin on 74 minutes while Aguero went close at the other end, where Raheem Sterling was a constant threat as City pushed for the elusive winner.Earlier on Saturday, another Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, scored his first goal for Leicester City as the champions beat Crystal Palace 3-1 in the English Premier League.Musa struck on 42 minutes as the Foxes took the lead in a tight first half at the King Power Stadium.The Nigeria forward struck from outside the area following good work by Algerian striker Islam Slimani, who displayed impressive upper-body strength before teeing him up with a delightful ball.Musa had the option of passing to Riyah Mahrez on his right but showed the belief and composure of a veteran to fire past Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda from 20 yards out.It was Musa’s first goal for Leicester since completing his move from Russian club CSKA Moscow in the summer.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Man Utd Beats Spurs to Make it Six Wins out of…

first_imgPREMIER LEAGUEManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea produced a Wembley master-class as interim manager Ole Gunnaer Solskjaer made it six wins out of six to damage Tottenham’s Premier League title ambitions.Marcus Rashford’s low finish from Paul Pogba’s superb pass on the stroke of half-time stretched Solskjaer’s flawless start – but the Norwegian had De Gea to thank for a magnificent display as Spurs laid siege to United’s goal after the break. The Spaniard made a succession of crucial interventions, 11 in total, including many with his feet, as Spurs tried in vain to avoid a defeat that makes their task of keeping pace with Liverpool and Manchester City even more arduous.United showed great resilience to back up their early positive approach but it was De Gea who broke Spurs’ hearts by denying Harry Kane on several occasions, as well as Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld.The result leaves Spurs nine points behind leaders Liverpool and United level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal as they revive their top-four hopes.Elsewhere, two second-half goals gave Everton an edgy victory over Bournemouth that lifted them into the top half of the Premier League table.Kurt Zouma powerfully headed in his first goal for the club from Lucas Digne’s cross following a corner in the 61st minute, before Dominic Calvert-Lewin added the second in the fifth minute of stoppage time.Everton had been outplayed in the opening 30 minutes but Bournemouth failed to capitalise on their bright start.David Brooks hit the post when through one-on-one with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and had a strong penalty appeal turned down early on, while Joshua King also had a good chance saved.Everton, who had not won any of their previous four home league matches, failed to have a first-half shot on target for the second successive league game at Goodison Park.They improved after the break, with Richarlison having a shot cleared off the line by Nathan Ake and coming close with a header from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s cross.Bournemouth pushed hard for an equaliser in the final minutes, with Michael Keane producing an excellent block to deny Dan Gosling before Calvert-Lewin sealed the three points.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

FOUR GENERATIONS OF ONE FAMILY WITNESS IRELAND’S GLORIOUS TRIUMPH OVER WORLD CHAMPIONS

first_imgLiam Blake, Michael Blake, Shane Blake and little Aaron Blake pictured before Ireland’s win over Germany last night.SOCCER: FOUR generations of one Donegal family were present at the Aviva Stadium last night to to witness one of Ireland’s greatest nights – as Martin O’Neill’s men defeated World Champions Germany. A goal from Shane Long ensured Ireland guaranteed at least a play-off place on a historic occasion for the Boys in Green. Liam Blake was joined by his son Michael Blake – his grandson Shane Blake – and his great-grandson Aaron.The Blake family are one of the most famous footballing dynasties in Donegal.It was a great night for all who have a deep love for soccer in Ireland.It certainly was a night to savour, and for one family – FOUR generations got to experience and share in all the glory of Ireland’s epic win. It certainly made the long trip back to Donegal a must shorter one – thanks to the euphoria of the win. FOUR GENERATIONS OF ONE FAMILY WITNESS IRELAND’S GLORIOUS TRIUMPH OVER WORLD CHAMPIONS was last modified: October 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Featuresnewslast_img read more