Sports News Today Headlines Monday 27th July 2020

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Champions League return gives platform for Man Utd’s rebuild

Manchester United’s return to the Champions League is a significant milestone as the Red Devils seek to close the gap to rivals Liverpool and Manchester City in the battle for Premier League supremacy. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men held their nerve on a final-day shootout for a place in the top four, winning 2-0 at LeicesterRead More
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Mourinho vows to get Spurs back in top four next season

Jose Mourinho vowed to get Tottenham back “where we belong” next season after they settled for Europa League qualification at the end of a troubled campaign. Mourinho led Tottenham to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League after Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace. Tottenham were 14th when Mourinho took charge in November following MauricioRead More
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Premier League: Vardy wins Golden Boot despite final day disappointment

Jamie Vardy won the Premier League Golden Boot for the first time in his career on Sunday despite a poor end to the season for Leicester City that saw them miss out on the Champions League. England forward Vardy, 33, became the oldest player to win the award for the league’s top scorer after nettingRead More
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Watford and Bournemouth relegated from Premier League

Watford and Bournemouth will play Championship football next season after both club joined Norwich City in failing to beat the relegation drop. Watford and Bournemouth were relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the season on Sunday. READ ALSO: Semi Ajayi celebrates West Brom promotion to Premier League Watford’s 3-2 defeat at ArsenalRead More
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Mourinho: Liverpool’s Anfield excellence difficult to duplicate

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho believes achieving home dominance like champions Liverpool is becoming more difficult due to increasingly competitive Premier League standards. Jurgen Klopp’s title-winning Reds completed a third consecutive unbeaten league campaign at Anfield with their 5-3 win over Chelsea on Wednesday. Mourinho knows plenty about building that sort of record, having once goneRead More
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Pinnick hails Osimhen, as Napoli move nears completion

Victor Osimhen can surpass the impact made by Diego Maradona at Napoli, according to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick. Osimhen is reportedly poised to leave Ligue 1 outfit Lille for Serie A’s Napoli in a transfer believed to be worth an initial €60million. The 21-year-old Super Eagles star scored 13 Ligue 1 goalsRead More
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Everton mainstay Leighton Baines retires from football

Leighton Baines has announced his retirement from football following the end of Everton’s Premier League campaign. Former England international Baines – who had been offered a one-year contract extension by Everton – made his 420th and final appearance for the Toffees on Sunday, as Carlo Ancelotti’s side went down 3-1 to Bournemouth. The 35-year-old, whoRead More
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Ronaldo scores to help Juventus clinch ninth consecutive Serie A title

Juventus clinched their ninth Serie A title in a row by defeating Sampdoria 2-0 at Allianz Stadium on Sunday. The Bianconeri extended their record run, which stretches back to 2011-12, thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Bernardeschi. Maurizio Sarri’s side have wobbled over recent weeks, failing to wrap things up on Thursday when they went down to a 2-1 defeat at Udinese. It meantRead More
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Ayew scores spectacular strike to give Swansea play-off advantage

Andre Ayew brilliantly atoned for an earlier penalty miss to give Swansea City the advantage in their Championship play-off semi-final with a 1-0 first-leg win against 10-man Brentford. Swansea scraped into the top six on the final day of the season as Brentford narrowly missed out on automatic promotion thanks to a second straight defeat.Read More
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Dybala comes off injured ahead of Champions League resumption

Paulo Dybala was forced off injured in Juventus’ Serie A clash against Sampdoria on Sunday, causing Maurizio Sarri some concern ahead of the Champions League resumption. The Argentina forward was clutching the top of his left thigh as he made way for Gonzalo Higuain five minutes before half-time. Coach Sarri had already been forced intoRead More
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EPL: Chelsea tipped to sign Emi Martinez from Arsenal

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, is afraid Chelsea could try to sign Emiliano Martinez from the club to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga. Kepa has struggled for form this season and was dropped by the Blues manager, Frank Lampard, for the final Premier League fixture against Wolves on Sunday. Martinez has excelled for Arsenal in the absence of …
EPL: Chelsea tipped to sign Emi Martinez from Arsenal

Europa League: Mourinho makes promise, reveals what’ll happen to Tottenham

Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho has promised that he is going to do everything possible to give the club’s fans a good campaign next season. This came after they sealed Europa League qualification with a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday. He also revealed that Tottenham will keep their best players …
Europa League: Mourinho makes promise, reveals what’ll happen to Tottenham

EPL: Pedro leaves Chelsea

Chelsea attacker, Pedro Rodriguez has confirmed he is leaving Stamford Bridge after helping the club qualify for next season’s Champions League. Pedro arrived at Chelsea on June 20, 2015 on a €27m deal from Barcelona. While in London, the Spaniard has won one Premier League title, an FA Cup and a Europa League with the …
EPL: Pedro leaves Chelsea

Iheanacho, Ndidi miss out on Champions League football

Super Eagles duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho will not play in the next season’s Champions League with Leicester City. This follows their 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on the final day of the Premier League on Sunday. Both Nigerian stars were picked in the starting XI by manager Brendan Rodgers, as the Foxes …
Iheanacho, Ndidi miss out on Champions League football

Serie A: Ronaldo nets as Juventus clinch ninth consecutive title

Juventus have been confirmed Serie A champions with two fixtures to spare, following a 2-0 victory over 10-men Sampdoria on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Bernardeschi both scored at the Olympic Stadium, as the Turin club retained the trophy. The win saw them hit 83 points and open a seven-point lead over second-placed Inter Milan. …
Serie A: Ronaldo nets as Juventus clinch ninth consecutive title

England vs Nigeria: Arsenal boss, Arteta reveals preferable country for Saka

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, says he would prefer that youngster, Bukayo Saka, plays for England instead of Nigeria at senior level. While Saka grew up in England and had represented the country at youth levels, the 18-year-old’s parents are Nigerians. Recently, the young winger said it would be tough for him to choose between Nigeria …
England vs Nigeria: Arsenal boss, Arteta reveals preferable country for Saka

EPL: Solskjaer predicts what’ll happen to Man Utd next season after 2-0 win over Leicester

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has predicted that next season will be ‘different’ for his team following their Premier League final day 2-0 win against Leicester City on Sunday at the King Power Stadium. Man United finished third on the Premier League table this season after beating Leicester, thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ penalty and …
EPL: Solskjaer predicts what’ll happen to Man Utd next season after 2-0 win over Leicester

EPL: Why I didn’t play Kepa in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Wolves – Lampard

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has explained why he did not feature goalkeeper, Kepa Arizzabalaga, in his side’s Premier League final day 2-0 victory against Wolves on Sunday evening at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea defeated Wolves at Stamford Bridge Stadium, thanks to two goals from Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud. Kepa, who featured in Chelsea’s 5-3 defeat …
EPL: Why I didn’t play Kepa in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Wolves – Lampard

Man Utd, Chelsea qualify for Champions League after EPL final day drama

Manchester United and Chelsea were able to clinch Champions League tickets, on a frantic last day in the Premier League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men saw off top-four rivals Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium. The first half ended goalless, with the hosts missing a couple of chances. However, Anthony Martial was fouled in …
Man Utd, Chelsea qualify for Champions League after EPL final day drama

EPL: De Bruyne overtakes Ozil, Fabregas, Lampard’s assists record after Man City’s 5-0 win over Norwich

Manchester City playmaker, Kevin De Bruyne, on Sunday made Premier League record following his side’s 5-0 win over Norwich City. Man City defeated Norwich at the Etihad Stadium, thanks to two goals from Kevin De Bruyne and one each from Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez. However, De Bruyne equalled the Premier League assist …
EPL: De Bruyne overtakes Ozil, Fabregas, Lampard’s assists record after Man City’s 5-0 win over Norwich

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