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However, Rodgers singled out in-form Nigerian striker and Leicester forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, for praise in the 3-2 loss to David Moyes’ extremely impressive West Ham United on Sunday at the London Stadium in London.

Leicester City boss praises Kelechi Iheanacho’s efforts vs West Ham United

After a disappointing weekend of English Premier League football for East Midlands club Leicester City, Northern Irish manager of the club Brendan Rodgers had a lot to be concerned about the team’s overall display that led to the Foxes being behind by three goals in 48 minutes and their response, which very nearly led to a draw.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has downplayed suggestions his side have reignited the Premier League title race after ending Manchester City’s 21-match winning run with a stunning 2-0 derby victory.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Second place finish is never good enough for Manchester United

United will be looking to consolidate second place in the Premier League against a Spurs side still fighting for a top-four finish, but Solskjaer insists that second will never be good enough for the club.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

How West Brom defeat disorganised Chelsea boss

Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he is “too emotional” to pick over the bones of a maiden loss as Chelsea manager, after the former Paris Saint-Germain boss saw his side thumped 5-2 by West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Super Eagles and Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new deal with the Club, keeping him at King Power Stadium until at least 2024.

Kelechi Iheanacho: Leicester City is like a family, I’m enjoying my stay here

In-form Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho has just signed a new contract with Leicester that will keep him at the Premier League club until 2024, has said he was overwhelmed and excited to remain with the club.
Arsenal's Martin Odegaard was forced off with an ankle knock during Norway's World Cup Qualifier against Gibraltar.

Arsenal receive positive Martin Odegaard update after ankle injury scare

Arsenal have been left breathing a huge sigh of relief after it was confirmed that the injury suffered by Martin Odegaard while on international duty is not serious.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles players okay decision to travel to Benin by boat

Ahead of Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin, Super Eagles players have accepted the decision of the Nigeria Football Federal (NFF) to convey the team by boat to Porto-Novo for as long as it is safe.
Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho set to replace collapsed Samuel Kalu in Super Eagles squad at the ongoing 32nd Africa Nations Cup in Egypt.

Official: Why Kelechi Iheanacho is yet to arrive Super Eagles camp

Media officer of the Super Eagles Babafemi Raji has given the reason why in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho is yet to arrive camp, ahead of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
Bruno Fernandes has responded to critics who claim he hasn’t done enough in the big games this season. Fernandes joined Manchester United in the January transfer window of 2020. Since then, he has been an absolute sensation, scoring 23 and assisting 17 in 41 Premier League appearances.

Bruno Fernandes hits back at critics ahead of Manchester derby

Bruno Fernandes has responded to critics who claim he hasn’t done enough in the big games this season.
West Ham United manager David Moyes has questioned the decision of the Premier League to postpone three matches last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.

West Ham boss offers contract update amid Celtic links

David Moyes has offered a positive update on his contract situation at West Ham, with the Scot stating that he has “no intention of going anywhere” despite speculation linking him with the vacant post at Celtic.
The fifth seed ended the world No 2’s chances of securing a 21st Grand Slam title after a four-hour and five-minute epic in Melbourne; Tsitsipas will face Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals

World number two Rafael Nadal crashes out of Aussie Open

The fifth seed ended the world No 2’s chances of securing a 21st Grand Slam title after a four-hour and five-minute epic in Melbourne; Tsitsipas will face Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he feels for Pep Guardiola and his players after Manchester City were banned from UEFA competition for two seasons.

Manchester City boss expects Jurgen Klopp to bounce back

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola offered his support to Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp after the Reds' downturn in form led to rumours the German could walk away from the Premier League champions.
Napoli chief Cristiano Giuntoli says the club is not expecting Victor Osimhen to return to action again this year.

Napoli boss: Let’s give Victor Osimhen more time to fully recover

Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has appealed to the fans of Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen to give him more time to recover and return to his 100 percent fitness and concentration to perform better on the field of play.
U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka extended her winning streak to 13 matches on Wednesday but only after riding out a stiff challenge from Katie Boulter to beat the Briton 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 and reach the quarterfinals of the Gippsland Trophy.

Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty reach Melbourne quarters

World number three Naomi Osaka and top-ranked Ashleigh Barty were pushed to the brink Wednesday, but both survived early exits at Melbourne Park, as Simona Halep cruised.
2. A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Alex Iwobi’s performance as the Toffees beat Arsenal 2-1 at Goodison Park this weekend.

Everton boss declares Alex Iwobi fit for Leicester City clash

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Alex Iwobi is fit and available for Wednesday’s Premier League clash against Leicester City at Goodison Park.
Mario Mandžukić could be in line for a swift return to football according to Cope-Vigo as reported by Marca, with the Croatian striker linked with a move to struggling Celta Vigo.

AC Milan complete signing of Mario Mandzukic until the end of the season

Mandzukic has been available on a free transfer since leaving Qatari side Al-Duhail last July and his deal with Milan contains the option for a further year.
Manchester City have ended their pursuit of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, according to Spanish football expert Semra Hunter.

Leo Messi now 97th most valuable footballer in the world

Incredibly, Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself 131st with two of the greatest players of all time both trailing Manchester United bit-part player Daniel James.
Real Madrid beat an in-form Celta Vigo 2-0 at home on Saturday, thanks to a goal and assist apiece from Spanish pair Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio.

Real Madrid see off Celta Vigo to return to La Liga summit

Real Madrid beat an in-form Celta Vigo 2-0 at home on Saturday, thanks to a goal and assist apiece from Spanish pair Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio.
Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City battles for possession with Cheikhou Kouyate of Crystal Palace

Leicester edge up to second despite draw vs Crystal Palace

A much-changed Leicester moved up to second in the Premier League thanks to Harvey Barnes' late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Monday.
Frank Lampard was desperate for victory but it will now be the result of Ben Chilwell’s injury scan that is stressing the Blues boss.

Chelsea sweating over Ben Chilwell’s fitness

The left-back – celebrating his 24th birthday – grimaced as he hit the turf just four minutes into the Blues’ 3-0 victory over their London rivals, twisting his ankle after clashing with Jarrod Bowen.
Everton will be without star playmaker James Rodriguez as Carlo Ancelotti takes on his former club Chelsea on Saturday.

James Rodriguez ruled out of Everton’s Chelsea showdown

Everton will be without star playmaker James Rodriguez as Carlo Ancelotti takes on his former club Chelsea on Saturday.
Kylian Mbappe scored his 100th goal for Paris Saint-Germain after making a late appearance as a substitute for the Ligue 1 leaders in Saturday’s 3-1 victory at in-form Montpellier.

Kylian Mbappe scores 100th goal for Paris Saint-Germain

Kylian Mbappe scored his 100th goal for Paris Saint-Germain after making a late appearance as a substitute for the Ligue 1 leaders in Saturday’s 3-1 victory at in-form Montpellier.
Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane reacts during the Spanish League football match between Sevilla and Real Madrid at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on December 5, 2020. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER - AFP)

Zinedine Zidane gets breathing space after Real Madrid benefit from goalie’s howler

Zinedine Zidane had some of the pressure lifted on Saturday when an own goal from Sevilla goalkeeper Bono gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win away to Sevilla.

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David Moyes lashes out at Premier League chiefs over Manchester United decision

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