Pogba reigns supreme as Manchester United thump Newcastle

Paul Pogba marked his return from injury with a goal and an assist and Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his comeback as Manchester United turned around a first-half deficit to record a convincing 4-1 Premier League win over Newcastle United. Frenchman Pogba teed up compatriot Anthony Martial for the equaliser before tapping in a third, helping Jose…

MIKEL TO MOVE TO CHINA

John Obi Mikel has joined the host of big names that will be playing in China. The midfielder has confirmed he is leaving Chelsea to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA. Mikel confirmed the rumours circulating around his transfer on the social media, saying it was “time for me to say goodbye” after 10-and-a-half…

MAHREZ BEATS AUBAMEYANG, SANE TO AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Mahrez is the CAF African Player of the year. The Leicester City winger won the prestigious award in Abuja last night ahead of current holder Aubameyang and Mane. The 25-year-old Algerian had a fruitful 2016 as he was part of the Leicester City squad that won the English Premier league. A feat that has already…

Fans Boo Ronaldo for Poor Performance amidst Ballon d’Or nomination 

Cristiano Ronaldo’s team-mates have leapt to his defence after his barren run in front of goal continued in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.  The 31-year-old has failed to score in four straight games at the Santiago Bernabeu, a first in his Real career since joining from Manchester United in 2009. He…

Iheanacho Rescues Point for City

The match between Manchester City and Southampton ended in a draw. The saints drew first blood when Redmond pounced on a slack John Stones’ back pass and rounded Bravo to put his side ahead in the 27th minute. For Nathan Redmond, it was his first time of scoring in back-to-back games since August 2015. City…

Messi and Ronaldo lock horns in the race for goals (Analysis and Statistics) 

Lionel Messi scored his 41st career hat-trick during Barcelona’s 4-0 win over Manchester City on Wednesday to move one shy of Cristiano Ronaldo’s current record number of trebles. ​Both Messi and Ronaldo have scored four hat-tricks at international level, while the Real Madrid star has grabbed 38 domestic hat-tricks compared to Messi’s 37, according to Opta….

City edge United in Old Trafford thriller

All eyes were on Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon as the Manchester derby kicked off the fourth round of fixtures for the Premier League. United were complacent in the first half of the encounter which saw them go down by two goals within the first 36 minutes of the game. Kevin De Bruyne scored the first…

Wayne Rooney left out of Matt Le Tissier’s Manchester derby XI

Matt Le Tissier names his Manchester XIWe challenged Matt Le Tissier to pick his best Manchester XI ahead of Saturay’s derby at Old Trafford, live on Sky Sports 1HD. Six Manchester City players make theSouthampton legend’s line-up, although that includes the suspended Sergio Aguero, with Wayne Rooney missing out. Here’s a look at Le Tiss’…

KITS MEANT FOR TEAM NIGERIA ARRIVE THREE DAYS TO THE END OF OLYMPICS

Three days to the end of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Team Nigeria took delivery of the much awaited kits after most of the athletes had concluded their events with some already back to their bases. A top official of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria who disclosed this to Sports Vanguard yesterday, said the kits which…