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EFL Cup: Arsenal, Man City, Man U, Leicester Make Progress

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The EFL Cup which is known as the ‘Carabao Cup’ this season had its 4th round matches yesterday, and will be concluded today.

Whilst many of the Premier League sides left in the draw were expected to have an easy night, it was however not a stroll in the park.

Arsenal (true to recent fashion) left it late before sealing victory at the Emirates Stadium.

New signing Edward Nketiah, proved to be undoing for Norwich, who went ahead and could have sealed the game early on.

EFL Cup action Nketiah scores

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The Arsenal player came off the bench to score twice to seal a win for Wenger’s men.

The Carabao Cup holders, Manchester United, are also through to the quarter finals.

Their opponents on the night Swansea are on a poor run of form losing 4 of 5 home games in the league this season.

They like Man U fielded a much changed side from the weekend’s game in a hope to galvanize the team’s morale.

However it was Man U, through Jesse Lingard who stole the headlines, with 2 goals in each half to seal the victory.

Lingaard scores in the EFL Cup

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Man City were expected to run riot against their opponents on the night, but it was not to be so.

Pep Guardiola’s men were faced with an impressive defensive display from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

City’s goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was impressive on the night.

The much-maligned Bravo came to his side’s rescue on three occasions in one-on-one situations, denying Helder Costa in between two saves from Bright Enobakhare.

Wolves became the first team this season to stop Man City from scoring, and would eventually lose on penalties.

RESULTS FROM THE EFL CUP

  • Arsenal 2 vs Norwich  1

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  • Bournemouth 3 vs Middlesbrough 1

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  • Bristol City 4 vs Crystal Palace 1

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  • Leicester 3 vs Leeds 1

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  • Swansea 0 vs Man Utd 2

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  • Man City 0 vs Wolves 0

    AETManchester City win 4-1 on penalties.

The surprise on was Crystal Palace’s defeat away to Championship side Bristol City.

Palace are bottom of the Premier League, and this game could have boosted morale.

These are trying times for the Manager Roy Hodgson.

Later tonight there will hostilities on display at the EFL Cup as Chelsea go up against Everton, and Tottenham and West Ham meet at Wembley Stadium.

 

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Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup Jersey Added To FIFA Museum

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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.”

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.

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Simone Biles Will Perform Amidst Kidney Stones Diagnosis

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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.”

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Ronaldo pays special visit to Sir Alex Ferguson United Game

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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!”

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.

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