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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is under pressure to deliver a serious Premier League title challenge after a spending spree fuelled by his desire to catch champions Liverpool.

Frank Lampard: Chelsea must focus on top four rather than title

Frank Lampard has told his Chelsea players to forget the Premier League title race and fight their way back into the top-four battle.

Jack Wilshere rejoins Championship club Bournemouth

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has rejoined Bournemouth on a short-term contract until the conclusion of this season.
Jordan Henderson felt Liverpool were the better team against Manchester United, but has admitted that his side have allowed their standards to slip in recent weeks.

Jordan Henderson: Liverpool were the ‘better team’ against Manchester United

Jordan Henderson felt Liverpool were the "better team" against Manchester United, but has admitted that his side have allowed their standards to slip in recent weeks.
Harry Maguire has admitted that Manchester United were left disappointed with their result against Liverpool after the top-of-the-table clash largely failed to live up to the pre-match hype.

Manchester United ‘disappointed’ with 0-0 draw against Liverpool – skipper

Harry Maguire has admitted that Manchester United were left "disappointed" with their result against Liverpool after the top-of-the-table clash largely failed to live up to the pre-match hype.
Lorenzo Insigne scored twice and set up another as Napoli thumped Fiorentina 6-0 on Sunday to move into third in Serie A.

Serie A: Napoli thrash Fiorentina 6-0 to go third

Napoli got back to winning ways in their newly-named Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after falling to promoted Spezia in their last home match.
Umar Sadiq scored two goals as Almeria cruised into the next round of the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 victory over Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.

Umar Sadiq grabs brace in Almeria’s Copa del Rey win vs Deportivo Alaves

Umar Sadiq scored two goals as Almeria cruised into the next round of the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 victory over Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.
FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Manchester City - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - December 12, 2020 General view of the Manchester United crest on a corner flag before the match Pool via REUTERS-Phil Noble

Manchester United’s title aspirations set for Anfield acid test

They are top of the Premier League table after New Year’s Day for the first time since Alex Ferguson’s glittering dynasty ended with his retirement in 2013, since when they watched first Manchester City and then Liverpool disappear into the distance.
Lyon have announced the signing of Islam Slimani on an 18-month deal from Leicester City which will run until June 2022.

Lyon complete signing of Leicester’s Islam Slimani

The Ligue 1 club moved for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations winner following the departure of Moussa Dembele to Atletico Madrid on an initial loan, with an option to buy.
La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid proved their title credentials yet again by beating in-form Sevilla 2-0 at home on Tuesday to go four points clear at the top.

Atletico Madrid extend La Liga lead with win over Sevilla

La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid proved their title credentials yet again by beating Sevilla 2-0 at home on Tuesday to stride four points clear at the top of the standings.
Sébastien Haller had a successful spell in the Netherlands with Utrecht. Paul Greenwood-BPI-REX-Shutterstock

Ajax complete record signing of Sébastien Haller

It hasn’t been the most successful of moves for the 26-year-old striker, with just 10 goals in his 48 appearances for the club, although he did recently net a goal of the season contender with an overhead kick against Crystal Palace.
Thomas Tuchel joined Paris Saint-Germain at the beginning of the 2018-19 season

Thomas Tuchel ‘overachieved’ with PSG, sacking a ‘surprise’ – ex-assistant

Former Paris Saint-Germain assistant coach Zsolt Low thinks Thomas Tuchel “overachieved” with the club and says he was “surprised” when news of his sacking broke.
Leon Balogun revealed Rangers manager Steven Gerrard pushed the right buttons at half-time as they edged Celtic 1-0 in Saturday’s Old Firm derby.

Rangers’ Leon Balogun reveals Steven Gerrard’s half-time move vs Celtic

Rangers were the second-best team in the first 45 minutes, but a much-improved performance after the restart saw Celtic captain Callum McGregor put the ball into the back of his team’s net as Steven Gerrard’s side grabbed all three points at Ibrox Stadium.
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.
Jurgen Klopp admits he was surprised by how defensive West Brom were in tonight’s draw with his Liverpool team.

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool didn’t deserve to beat West Brom

Jurgen Klopp accepted that Liverpool didn’t deserve to beat Sam Allardyce’s struggling West Brom side, despite enjoying large spells of domination in the game.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Sergio Aguero suffered a hamstring injury during his side’s 1-1 draw with West Ham this afternoon.

Manchester City boss opens up on Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne selection dilemma

Pep Guardiola is desperate to have Sergio Aguero back but says he is holding onto the Manchester City striker to ensure he does not suffer any more injury setbacks.
Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah felt an efficient all-round performance saw Liverpool FC deservedly secure a spot in the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup final.

Liverpool boss: We won’t force Mo Salah to stay

Liverpool manager, Juergen Klopp, sees no reason why Mohamed Salah would want to leave the Premier League champions, but says he would not keep the Egyptian forward at the club against his will.
Watford that parade Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong have sacked head coach Vladimir Ivic after four months in the role.

Watford manager Vladimir Ivic sacked

Watford that parade Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong have sacked head coach Vladimir Ivic after four months in the role.
Second-placed Bayern Munich are eager to stamp their authority on the Bundesliga with a win at current leaders Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday in their third top-of-the-table clash already this season.

Bayern Munich keen to win at table toppers Leverkusen

Second-placed Bayern Munich are eager to stamp their authority on the Bundesliga with a win at current leaders Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday in their third top-of-the-table clash already this season.

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Court grants order to paste hearing notice in ex-Speaker Dogara’s office

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Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has announced the reopening of the State Secretariat, Alausa as well as other government establishments.

Lagos opens wellness centre for employees

He added that the initiative was part of an effort to promote a comprehensive health system and ensured civil servants attained better mental health which underscores the high premium the present administration places on the wellbeing of its workforce in line with its THEMES Agenda, particularly at this present time when everyone was grappling with a global health crisis of Covid-19 Pandemic.

Ondo election: INEC opens defence at tribunal

The Ondo State Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday resumed sitting with an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tope Aina, disagreeing with the petitioner that votes scored by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu were wrongly credited.
There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.

Martin Odegaard has asked to leave Real Madrid

There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.