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Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has said Fulham have little reason to complain about being told to play a Premier League game at short notice as his opposite number Scott Parker called the scheduling “scandalous”.

Jose Mourinho says pressure at Tottenham ‘like oxygen’

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho said on Friday that being under pressure was “like oxygen” for him as he seeks to turn around the club’s terrible Premier League form.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - January 13, 2021 Manchester City's Phil Foden celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates Pool via REUTERS-Clive Brunskill

Manchester City chase quadruple as Manchester United aim to end spoil Thomas Tuchel’s record

To have any chance of putting City under pressure, second-placed Manchester United must end Thomas Tuchel's unbeaten start as Chelsea boss.
Brendan Rodgers on the touchline during Leicester City's win over Chelsea (Plumb Images-Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Brendan Rodgers the ‘leading candidate’ to replace Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur

Despite the early season talk of a potential title challenge for Spurs, the season has gone somewhat sour in recent months. Mourinho’s side racked up 24 points from their opening 11 games, but have since picked up just 12 from the following 12 games – winning just three league games since Christmas, and losing four of their last five top-flight outings.
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.
Former Wales and Swansea captain Ashley Williams has announced his retirement from football.

Ashley Williams announces retirement from football

The 36-year-old defender confirmed the news that his career, which saw him play across all levels of English football, has now come to an end.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has hit out at Dele Alli, accusing the midfielder of creating “problems for his own team” in his side's 3-1 win over Stoke in the Carabao Cup.

PSG boss steps up Dele Alli’s loan chase

And a link-up with old Spurs supremo Pochettino could reignite Dele’s chances of making England’s European Championship squad.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes Bruno Fernandes must do more in big games following the Red Devils League Cup exit against Manchester City on Wednesday.

Roy Keane questions Bruno Fernandes’ big game mentality after League Cup loss to Manchester...

Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes Bruno Fernandes must do more in big games following the Red Devils League Cup exit against Manchester City on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola passes on instructions to Kevin De Bruyne in Saturday’s derby defeat. Lindsey Parnaby-AFP via Getty Images

Pep Guardiola confident Kevin de Bruyne will commit future to Manchester City

Pep Guardiola expects Kevin De Bruyne to commit his long-term future to Manchester City despite reports the Belgium midfielder's contract talks have stalled.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City as his side's best performance against their city rivals during his tenure.

Manchester United confident enough to go on to win League Cup – manager

Manchester United are playing confidently and should be able to win the League Cup, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Tuesday.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has arguably fallen into the Jose Mourinho trap and needs to sort things out before they get out of hand.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants trophies to show for Manchester United progress

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes winning the League Cup would be a "big step" in Manchester United's development as he prepares for Wednesday's semi-final showdown with Manchester City at Old Trafford.
Joe Aribo is looking to score his first goal in what will be his fifth appearance overall in the Old Firm derby which sees Rangers playing host to Celtic at Ibrox Stadium today (Saturday).

Joe Aribo targets first goal in five old firm derbies vs Celtic

Joe Aribo is looking to score his first goal in what will be his fifth appearance overall in the Old Firm derby which sees Rangers playing host to Celtic at Ibrox Stadium today (Saturday).
Pep Guardiola has sensationally revealed why he’s committing his long-term future to Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola: Five Manchester City players to miss Chelsea clash

Manchester City will be without five players for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Chelsea due to positive tests for coronavirus, Pep Guardiola has confirmed as he defended the decision to postpone Monday’s clash with Everton.
Former Manchester United and Scotland manager Tommy Docherty has died at the age of 92.

Former Chelsea, Manchester United boss Tommy Docherty passes on at 92

Docherty made over 300 appearances for Preston as a player and the Lilywhites issued a statement on Twitter which read: "Everyone at Preston North End is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former player and manager Tommy Docherty, who made over 300 appearances for the club.
The reports have been brewing and now one of the world’s most note worthy insiders confirms Manchester City are planning a huge move in the summer 2021 transfer window.

Manchester City return to training after virus outbreak

Manchester City were due to return to training on Wednesday after no new positive cases of coronavirus were reported following the latest round of testing.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Edinson Cavani that he must bide his time before securing regular starts for Manchester United.

Manchester United star Edinson Cavani escapes Yerry Mina’s ban

Edinson Cavani is not going to face a backdated FA punishment for pushing Yerry Mina during United’s league cup quarter-final defeat of Everton.
Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Leon Balogun named in Rangers squad for Hibernian clash

“George Edmundson and Jordan Jones have completed their seven-game ban for flouting virus regulations, however long-term absentee Nikola Katic remains out of action while Leon Balogun has recovered from a concussion and was fit enough to play,” reads a statement on the club’s website.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is unlikely to play until the new year after injuring his hamstring against Leicester City at the weekend, manager Jose Mourinho has said.

Jose Mourinho: Giovani Lo Celso out until new year

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is unlikely to play until the new year after injuring his hamstring against Leicester City at the weekend, manager Jose Mourinho has said.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side reached three semi-finals in 2019-20, only to fall at that hurdle on each occasion.

Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic ‘very confident’ ahead of Carabao Cup derby date with Manchester...

Nemanja Matic is feeling “very confident” ahead of Manchester United’s Carabao Cup derby date with arch-rivals City, with the Serbian midfielder of the opinion that the Red Devils are stronger than they were 12 months ago.

Big Sam: Arsenal in danger of relegation

West Brom manager Sam Allardyce on Wednesday taunted old rivals Arsenal by claiming the struggling Gunners are in danger of relegation.
Mikel Arteta is making really unusual decisions, according to Martin Keown, who says the Arsenal boss cannot afford to make any more mistakes heading into the new year.

Martin Keown: Mikel Arteta making really unusual decisions

Mikel Arteta is "making really unusual decisions", according to Martin Keown, who says the Arsenal boss cannot afford to make any more mistakes heading into the new year.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has slammed his club’s grueling schedule.

Pep Guardiola: No new striker for Manchester City due to coronavirus impact

Manchester City’s strikers will have to rediscover their scoring touch because reinforcements will not be signed in January, manager Pep Guardiola has said.
Newcastle United are deny claims of a bust-up between manager Steve Bruce and Allan Saint-Maximin.

Newcastle rubbish claims of Steve Bruce rift with Allan Saint-Maximin

The Evening Chronicle says suggestions of Saint-Maximin and Bruce falling out initially erupted ahead of the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace when a calf injury ruled the winger out of the game at Selhurst Park.

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WTO chief calls for more vaccine plants in developing countries

The World Trade Organization’s new director-general said on Monday the trade body needs to work with companies to open up more manufacturing sites for COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries.
Marketers of cooking gas on Wednesday blamed its increasing prices on massive importation, causing anguish to end users.

Hike in price of cooking gas worries Enugu residents

Residents of Nsukka town in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State have expressed worry over the recent hike in the price of cooking gas.
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NYSC chief: Poor funding hampering skills acquisition programme

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has identified inadequate funding as the major challenge hampering the scheme’s Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-East zone, on Monday urged Sen. Smart Adeyemi to immediately apologize to the governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu over his unguided verbal attack.

PDP asks Senator Adeyemi to apologise to Abia governor

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-East zone, on Monday urged Sen, Smart Adeyemi to immediately apologize to the governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu over his unguided verbal attack.

Marketers warn against hoarding of petrol, assure adequate supply

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has assured motorists that there is enough Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, in the country, urging them to stop panic buying.

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Marketers warn against hoarding of petrol, assure adequate supply

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has assured motorists that there is enough Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, in the country, urging them to stop panic buying.
Mafia-type organisations, often based in eastern Europe, are likely to have been behind a recent wave of cyber attacks on French hospitals, rather than foreign powers, said the French minister for digital technology Cedric O on Thursday.

French minister: Mafia-type gangs likely behind cyber attacks on hospitals

Mafia-type organisations, often based in eastern Europe, are likely to have been behind a recent wave of cyber attacks on French hospitals, rather than foreign powers, said the French minister for digital technology Cedric O on Thursday.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Safe School Initiative: Senate begins probe of utilisation of $20 million funding

The Senate has mandated the committees on Education (Basic and Secondary), Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to investigate the utilisation of over $20 million funding proposed and budgeted for the Safe School Initiative.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written formally to the Senate seeking its confirmation of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Nigeria’s Senate approves president’s nominee for anti-corruption chief

Nigeria’s senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a new anti-corruption chief nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Court affirms Ogun NUJ chairman

The National Industrial Court, sitting in Ibadan, on Wednesday, affirmed the election of Comrade Soji Amosu as the duly elected Chairman of Ogun State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).