Day: May 5, 2019

Arsenal’s top 4 dreams crash in Brighton

Arsenal 3 points back of Spurs with inferior GD Aubameyang scores 20th PL goal this season (9′) Murray nets career goal 200 to draw level (61′) Arsenal, much like Manchester United before them, couldn’t hold onto an early lead and ultimately dealt their own top-four dreams a fatal blow by drawing a bottom-four side on Sunday. 1-0 up on 17th-place Brighton & Hove Albion after nine minutes, Unai Emery‘s Gunners failed to put the game away with a second goal and let the Seagulls back into the game. As such, Arsenal (67 points) trail fourth-place Tottenham Hotspur by three points with...

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We don’t deserve Champions League football – Solskjaer

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cut a folorn figure after his side drew 1-1 at Huddersfield Town. The result means that United can no longer finish in the top four and gain qualification to the Champions League season. If Manchester City do not win the FA Cup, then United will have to start the Europa League qualification process when they are on pre-season in China. Speaking after the match, Solskjaer was disappointed to face the prospect of UEFA’s second tournament, saying: “It was always a possibility that we would be in the Europa League and if City don’t win the...

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Huddersfield end Man United’s slim top 4 hopes

Huddersfield 1 Manchester United 1 Manchester United’s slender hopes of a top four finish were ended in shambolic fashion when they surrendered an early lead to relegated Huddersfield, allowing the club marooned at the bottom of the table with 14 points to claim a wholly unexpected 15th. Not that much has gone for the Terriers in their two-season stay in the Premier League, but at least the side that shares the early relegation with Derby County can take pride in taking four points from Manchester United in two league meeting at the John Smith’s stadium. Huddersfield won this fixture last season,...

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Boko Haram engage troops in Magumeri, kills Five soldiers

Five soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole were killed on Friday in a fierce battle with Boko Haram terrorists during an attack on the military base in Magumeri in Borno State. The Nigerian Army said the terrorists attempted to over-run a military base in Magumeri and enter the village to loot food stuffs. According to the army, scores of the Boko Haram insurgents were killed by gallant troops while others escaped with gunshot wounds when confronted with the superior fire power of troops. The army added that its men are in firm control of the areas while normalcy has returned...

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London Medical Trip: Buhari Heads For Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed London, United Kingdom, for Nigeria after his “private visit” that sources have confirmed was a medical trip. His plane, a Boeing 737 Business Ajet with registration number 5N-FGT, left Standsted Airport in London at about 12:20pm. On April 24, Buhari had left the country for London without handing over as constitutionally required to the Vice President. The “private visit” was a day after the President visited Lagos to commission projects, including the 10-lane Oshodi–Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road, the 170-Bed ‘Ayinke House’ (Maternity Hospital)) at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja; the Oshodi Transport Interchange and...

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