EFL Cup (Carabao Cup): A night with just two matches provided excitement yet again, notably Spurs’ loss to West Ham.
The night started badly for the ‘Hammers’ as Sissoko scored inside 5 minutes after a brilliant pass from Son.
West Ham’s high defensive line was once again penetrated by Tottenham who were running rings round them.
Son again was involved in the build up play that led to Delle Alli deflecting a shot going past keeper Adrian; recording a 2-0 lead on 1st half.
It was looking like a regular performance from Tottenham, who had put Liverpool to the sword in the Premiership a few days ago. that game ended 4-1.
Despite the changes made to the side with Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris rested, they were a rampant side in the opening sequences.
Slaven Bilic said: “To score three goals against them – who do not concede goals – then be brave and compact and good on the ball, we deserved it and it is a big boost for us.”
“The mood was down at half-time, but not as down as against Brighton. That result was bad but we played good football. We did not penetrate Spurs enough, were not good in the final third and we said things about what we should do when they and ourselves have the ball”.
Well the coach got a response in the 2nd half, and what a response it was!.
Within the opening 15 minutes of the 2nd half, Andre Ayew scored twice to level matters at Wembley Stadium.
The comeback complete, West Ham went on to win the game with Angelo Ogbonna heading from a corner in the 70th minute.
Understandably Tottenham coach was not happy with the result, seeing his side throw a 2 goal lead.
Pochettino said: “We scored two goals and it looked like the game was over but we showed a lack of aggression and conceded three in 15 minutes. That can’t happen.”
CHELSEA INTO QUARTER-FINAL
In what was interim Manager David Unsworth’s first game since the sacking of Ronald Koeman, the blue half of Merseyside put up a spirited performance.
The interim coach who was a defender himself, seemed to infuse some passion and fire in the side, as for long periods they kept Chelsea in check.
The Carabao Cup (EFL Cup) was a good test of David’s Men, away from the Premiership.
Rudiger was to float in a header in the 26th minute and Willian in the 90th put Chelsea 2 goals up.
However, the Everton side did pull one back through Calvert-Lewin to ensure a nervy end to the game. No victory but a performance worthy of note for them.
The draws for the next round in the Carabao Cup would be at 4pm on the 26th of October 2017.
Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup Jersey Added To FIFA Museum
FIFA has announced that John Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup jersey has been added to the FIFA museum following the team’s victory against Iceland.
FIFA announced the information via its official Instagram handle, stating that the Super Eagles achieved a feat Argentina could not attain in the 2018 World Cup.
FIFA wrote “Argentina couldn’t claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style
The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria’s 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection.”
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Argentina couldn't claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style 🤩🇳🇬 . The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria's 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection 🙌⚽ . #SuperEagles #WorldCup #Russia2018 #worldcup2018 #volgograd #Nigeria #Iceland #FootballKit #Football #Soccer #FootballHistory
The Super Eagles of Nigerian Super Eagles defeat Iceland at the Volgograd Arena by 2-0 after Argentina settled for a 1-1 draw against the European country in the Group D opener.
Simone Biles Will Perform Amidst Kidney Stones Diagnosis
American gymnast Simone Biles is set to go on with the sporting competition amidst Kidney stones diagnosis.
Simone Biles says she won’t let kidney stones stop her from competing at the World Gymnastics Championship which begins Saturday 27th October. Simone takes to her Twitter page sharing a photo of herself on the hospital bed on Friday 0ctober 26th with a promise to be strong. The gymnast reveals that she has kidney stones but promises to join her team at the World Gymnastics Championship.
Biles says she is not letting the disease take a toll on her. She writes:
“Nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships.
This kidney stone can wait, doing it for my team.”
nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships
this kidney stone can wait…. 👊🏾 doing it for my team! ❤️ I’ll be gucci girls ! pic.twitter.com/rKkvuEQrKc
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) October 26, 2018
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Ronaldo pays special visit to Sir Alex Ferguson United Game
Portuguese attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo visited his former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson after his team Juventus outclassed Manchester United at Old-Trafford.
Ronaldo took to Twitter to share a picture of himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, stating that he learnt a lot of things from him.
He captioned the picture “A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss!”
A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss! pic.twitter.com/Ql4dcuJvCW
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 24, 2018
Ronaldo moved to United as a teenager in 2003 and was immediately handed the No.7 shirt vacated by David Beckham who, ironically, had joined Real Madrid.
Ronaldo won many laurels with Manchester United in his six years stay at Old Trafford, winning the first of his five Ballon d’Or awards at Old Trafford, as well as lifting three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.