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Lampard happy, but wants more from Chelsea
Frank Lampard said he was happy but wants more from his Chelsea side after they got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Wednesday to consolidate fourth spot in the Premier League.
Back-to-back defeats by Manchester City and West Ham United had followed six straight league wins, but the return of striker Tammy Abraham proved crucial against Villa.
He headed the opening goal for his 11th of the season and set up the winner for Mason Mount with a neat chest-off three minutes after the break.
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United were better than us, says defeated Mourinho
Jose Mourinho conceded his former club Manchester United had deserved their 2-1 Premier League victory over his new team Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday and hailed the performance of Marcus Rashford.
Mourinho took over as Spurs manager last month, nearly a year after he was fired by United.
“I think they deserved the victory by their first half. We didn’t start well at all,” said Mourinho, whose side fell behind to a seventh-minute goal from Rashford.
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Tammy Abraham return helps Chelsea beat Villa
Tammy Abraham scored a goal and set up another on his return from injury as Chelsea beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Wednesday to put their Premier League campaign back on track after two straight defeats.
Abraham headed home from close range for his 11th league goal of the season in the 24th minute after a lofted cross by right back Reece James, another of the home-grown players at Chelsea who have flourished under Coach Frank Lampard.
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Neymar, Mbappe on target as PSG sink Nantes
A superb Kylian Mbappe goal and a Neymar penalty helped Paris St Germain restore a five-point lead atop the Ligue 1 standings with a 2-0 home win over Nantes on Wednesday.
France striker Mbappe found the back of the net with a jaw-dropping backheel finish early in the second half and Neymar doubled the tally in the closing stages to put PSG on 36 points from 15 games.
Second-placed Marseille, who have played one game more, had narrowed the gap to two points with a 2-0 victory at Angers on Tuesday.
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Vardy scores again as Leicester win seventh straight match
Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy struck for the seventh Premier League game in a row to help his rampant side to a 2-0 home win over basement club Watford on Wednesday.
This was the seventh consecutive league victory that leaves them second on the table.
Vardy, the league’s top scorer, smashed home from the penalty spot in the 55th minute to net his 14th goal of the season while midfielder James Maddison sealed the points with a strike deep in stoppage time.
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Fati: Barcelona raises prodigy’s release clause
Barca teen star, Ansu FatiBarcelona have raised teenage star Ansu Fati’s release clause from 100 million to 170 million euros ($188.3 million), the Spanish champions announced on Wednesday.
The 17-year-old’s release clause will also be bumped up to 400 million euros — almost double the world-record 222 million euros Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar — when he signs a professional contract with the first team.
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“FC Barcelona and the player Ansu Fati have agreed on an improved contract until June 30, 2022, with two years optional, and on his release clause, which moves from 100 to 170 million euros,” Barca said in a statement.
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Juventus midfielder Khedira out for three months after knee surgery
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has been ruled out for three months after undergoing knee surgery, the Italian champions said on Wednesday.
The 2014 World Cup winner had surgery in his native Germany.
“The operation was perfectly successful and the player will be able to start rehabilitation immediately,” Juventus said in a statement.
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“The expected recovery time is around three months.”
The 32-year-old has played a key role in Maurizio Sarri’s team this season.
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Sheffield Wednesday hit back at EFL over stadium sale charges
Sheffield Wednesday have threatened to take legal action against the English Football League (EFL) after the governing body charged the Owls with misconduct over the sale of their Hillsborough stadium to owner Dejphon Chansiri.
The sale helped Wednesday stay within the EFL profit and sustainability regulations that dictate Championship teams are permitted to lose a maximum of £39 million ($51 million) over three years.
Wednesday sold Hillsborough for £60 million (70.9 million euros)to a company owned by Chansiri, which helped them record a pre-tax profit of £2.5m for 2017-18.
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‘5’ star Liverpool thump Everton in Merseyside goal fest
Liverpool surged eight points clear at the top of the Premier League as Divock Origi was the scourge of Everton once more in a thrilling 5-2 Merseyside derby win for the European champions at Anfield.
All but one of the goals came before half-time as Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri, who replaced the rested Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, put Liverpool 2-0 up inside 17 minutes.
Michael Keane pulled a goal back for Everton before Origi got his second and Sadio Mane finished off a blistering counter-attack to make it 4-1.
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Rashford strikes twice as Man Utd end Mourinho’s perfect start at Spurs
Marcus Rashford spoiled Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford on Wednesday, scoring twice as Manchester United beat Tottenham 2-1 to end their former manager’s perfect start to his tenure at his new club.
The England forward put United in front early in the first half and converted a second-half penalty to restore their lead after Dele Alli’s exquisite equaliser as United leapfrogged Spurs in the Premier League table.
Spurs went into the match two points ahead of United after their mini-revival under their new boss, who replaced the sacked Mauricio Pochettino at the London club last month.
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