Umtiti Out Weeks With 🤕Hamstring Injury

Barcelona will be without the French defender in El Clasico after he suffered a hamstring issue that could keep him out for two months

Samuel Umtiti is facing up to eight weeks out of action and will miss December’s Clasico clash with Real Madrid after suffering a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo.

The France international pulled up in the second half when chasing Iago Aspas in the build-up to the visitors’ second goal and immediately signalled to be substituted.


Mourinho:🗣 De Gea Is World’s Best

The Manchester United manager said his goalkeeper has no equal after his record-tying display against the Gunners.

Jose Mourinho hailed David de Gea as the best goalkeeper in the world after the Spaniard’s inspired display helped Manchester United clinch a 3-1 win at Arsenal.

Jesse Lingard scored twice after Antonio Valencia’s early opener as second-placed United recorded back-to-back away wins in the Premier League for the first time this season.

However, the visitors needed De Gea to repel an Arsenal onslaught either side of half-time, with United’s last line of defense making a number of eye-catching saves en route to a record-tying evening.

Arsenal Red Card: Pogba Misses Manchester Derby️

The Frenchman was dismissed for a dangerous Hector Bellerin, putting a stain on a superb performance at the Emirates Stadium

Paul Pogba will miss the Manchester derby after receiving a straight red card against Arsenal on Saturday.

The Frenchman was dismissed for a dangerous tackle on Hector Bellerin with United leading 3-1 in the second half at the Emirates Stadium.

Pogba had been instrumental in establishing that lead, providing the assists for the Red Devils’ first and third goals and controlling the midfield.

Chelsea came from behind to beat Newcastle United

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Dwight Gayle opened the scoring at Stamford Bridge with a well-taken finish on 12 minutes.

Eden Hazard then leveled in emphatic fashion on 21 minutes before Alvaro Morata put the Blues ahead with a stooping header with 33 minutes played.

And Hazard secured all three points for Antonio Conte’s side with a cheeky penalty with 74 minutes on the clock.

Full report

The visitors started brightly but Mikel Merino could only stab the ball into the arms of Thibaut Courtois after picking up a pass from Ayoze Perez after he had forced his way into the box.

Morata fired his first sight of goal well over the target minutes before Gayle slotted home. Courtois came off his line to save from Jacob Murphy but could do nothing about the well-placed rebound.

Chelsea hit back from a number of set-pieces, while Karl Darlow produced a stunning point-blank save from Hazard after he was set through on goal by a superb ball over the Newcastle defence from Cesc Fabregas from inside his own half.

Andreas Christensen headed against a post as Chelsea came closer to an equaliser – that ultimately arrived from the boot of Hazard – with a shot that bounced up over Darlow, after Florian Lejeune deflected the ball into the goalscorers path.

And Chelsea were in front as Morata out muscled Chancel Mbemba to head home past Darlow, from an excellent cross from Victor Moses from the right, midway through the first half.

Danny Drinkwater fired wide as the Blues continued to attack, mainly though Fabregas and Hazard, who Newcastle were increasingly struggling to contain.

It was a strong start to the second period for Conte’s side, with Christensen feeding Moses, who in turn drilled the ball across goal for the awaiting Morata, only for Mbemba to make a last-ditch block.

A deflection off Ciaran Clark from a Hazard shot on 56 minutes, sent Darlow the wrong way, as the ball spun out for a corner, before a mazy Hazard run into the Newcastle box ended with the Belgian crowded out.

Perez was wide with a speculative shot wide from 20 yards on the hour mark as Darlow comfortably saved from the head of Moses with 67 played.

Hazard then turned expertly on the edge of the box and got his shot away, but Darlow was down quickly to collect, before the mercurial midfielder came close to a Chelsea third after a neat one-two with Drinkwater, but he was off balance when swinging his boot at the return ball.

Chelsea though were further ahead on 74 minutes when Hazard buried from the spot – after Lejeune had upended Moses – with a chipped penalty down the centre of the goal past a despairing Darlow.

Hazard was in again moments later, after being released by Morata, but Darlow was quickly out and stood up strong to a dinked chip that hit his body and deflected to safety.

Hazard was replaced in the 78 minute, much to the delight of the Toon fans, although the sight of Willian entering the field wouldn’t have given them much hope – as Fabregas also made way, for Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Ritchie did well with the match winding down to stop Drinkwater from adding a fourth, after the former Leicester man had collected an N’golo Kante ball over the Newcastle defence.

Chelsea though ended the game defending a number of set-pieces that failed to threaten Courtois, before an ambitious long-range drive from second-half substitute Jonjo Shelvey for the last piece of action of this one-sided contest.

Nigerian Icon Yakubu Aiyegbeni Retires

Former Everton & Middlesbrough striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni announced his retirement from playing football on Wednesday, at the age of 35.

‘The Yak’ began his career at Julius Berger in 1996 before joining Maccabi Haifa after completing his loan move from Gil Vicente.

He shot into limelight in the 2002-03 season – scoring seven goals in eight European Cup appearances including a hat-trick against Olympiakos and a penalty in the 3-0 win over Manchester United.

His 21 goals in 57 appearances for the Nigerian national team is the third highest by any Super Eagles player.

“I would like to officially announce my retirement from professional football today,” Aiyegbeni told _Sky Sports News._

“Firstly, I would like to thank God for the career I have had. I would like to thank the entire Nigerian Football Federation and my Nigerian national team-mates for all the memorable years I had playing for the Super Eagles.”

Video shows West Ham fan racially abusing Tottenham star Son Heung-min


A video has surfaced on social media showing a man, who claims to be a West Ham supporter, appearing to racially abuse Tottenham star Son Heung-min.

The clip, posted on Twitter, shows the fan asking the South Korea international if he could get him a copy of the Planet of the Apes movie, adding “you do DVDs”.

Son rolls up his window after the comment, though the fan goes on to swear at the Spurs star, proclaiming himself a West Ham supporter as the video ends.

It is not the first time Son has faced racial abuse, with Millwall fans aiming ‘DVD’ chants at the 25-year-old during a 6-0 FA Cup defeat at White Hart Lane back in March 2017.

Tottenham responded to the video via a spokesperson, who said: “Racist behaviour is completely unacceptable and we hope that the individual is identified to the authorities and the necessary action taken.”

Here’s the video:

Mourinho: Man Utd system can support Ibrahimovic and Lukaku

Jose Mourinho believes that his system can allow for both Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be on the pitch at the same time.

It was confirmed on Friday that the Swede was back after a seven-month injury lay-off and that he could feature against Newcastle on Saturday.

With the Belgian having solidified his spot at as the focal point of Manchester United’s attack so far this season, questions have been asked over whether or not Mourinho will rotate his two strikers, but the former Chelsea boss does not see any reason the two can’t take the field together.

“[Ibrahimovic] can play everywhere and, this season, we’ve played with two strikers many times,” the boss told a press conference. “We’ve played [with two strikers] so many times, especially when we play with three at the back, with wing-backs, it allows us to bring in a second striker.

“We are ready to do it,” he added. “We’ve been preparing ourselves since pre-season – when we started playing three at the back – so they can play together, no problem.”