This weekend in the English Premiership ended with Man City sitting pretty at the top of the log.
Manchester City’s visit to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday was a chance for the host to put a spanner in the works on the Man City side who in recent weeks have been scoring goals for fun.
Outplaying them was not going to be an option, but maybe a sturdy defence and a good break would suffice.
After all, they were stopped mid week from scoring for the first time this season in England, in the EFL Carabao Cup.
However, Pep Guardiola’s men who took the lead, in the first half during a whirlwind opening 15 minutes and were 2-1 ahead by half- time.
It was a nervy finish to the game, as it ended 3-2 and Man City at the top.
Defending Champions, Chelsea were on the road too, visiting Bournemouth.
It was not an easy, and it took the individual brilliance of Eden Hazard, who scored from the left side of the keeper’s area beating Begovic at his near post. Chelsea with all 3 points.
Liverpool were to bounce back from a recent slump in the English Premiership, by defeating Huddersfield Town by 3-0.
At the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal went up against Swansea City, who in seasons past proved a difficult side to beat.
Things did not begin well for Wenger and his men, as against the run of play, Swansea took the lead, causing a noticeable quietness for the Arsenal faithful.
In what was Arsene Wenger’s 800th game in charge, whatever was said during the half-time team talk worked to perfection.
As Arsenal came back on the pitch and within the first 15 minutes of the second half were ahead, with a goal each from Serge Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey sealing the victory.
“Again we have showed the mental strength to come back and win the game,” said Wenger, who enjoyed victory in his 800th Premier League game.
“I’m convinced that we have proved people wrong at Everton, Norwich and today and that can only make the team stronger.”
At Old Trafford, Manchester United hosted Tottenham, with the game crucial for both managers as they both had to keep the pressure on the leaders Man City.
However, Man U stole the game in the dying minutes, Anthony martial providing the goal for the home side. Surprises always abound in the English Premiership
Manchester United 1 vs Tottenham Hotspur 0
Arsenal 2 vs Swansea City 1
Crystal Palace 2 vs West Ham United 2
Liverpool 3 vs Huddersfield Town 0
Watford 0 vs Stoke City 1
West Bromwich Albion 2 vs Manchester City 3
AFC Bournemouth 0 vs Chelsea 1
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 vs Southampton 1
Leicester City 2 vs Everton 0
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.