Manchester United almost booked their tickets for UEFA Europa League’s last-16 following a resounding 3-0 thumping of Saint Etienne at Old Trafford on Thursday.
With all three goals coming from Manchester United’s legendary striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, there looks to be a bleak chance for Etienne to make a come back from this in the returning leg next week.
While the game was replete with some brilliant individual performances, the win was particularly important for Paul Pogba as the Frenchman had a point to prove to his elder brother Florentin Pogba playing opposite him.
Although Mrs. Porba was supporting both her sons by wearing each of their shirts in the game’s two halves, it was the younger brother who clearly stole the show.
Pogba came excruciatingly close to scoring what could have been a sensational goal involving an exquisite turn with a breathtaking shot that missed the goal by just inches.
Check out Pogba’s missed chance below!
Tottenham’s resounding form that they had been fairly consistent in maintaining has come to abrupt standstills on multiple occasions, but it seems there are just no full stops when it comes to leaks of the club’s new kits for the next season.
There have already been three leaks of 2017-18’s potential home and away kits before, two of which depicted diagonal stripes with small changes in the club crest and sponsor logo.
The third leak by footyheadlines.com had predicted a new modification to the club’s crest, which involved a reminiscence of the 1950s take on the Spurs logo, back when the crest was encircled with a shield around it.
A newer leak by the same source has now predicted that apart from the Nike Swoosh and the shield crest, the iconic white shirt will feature navy applications around the collar and sleeve cuffs.
Check out the new kit Spurs will possibly don next season –
In the world of British football journalism, there has always been a long history of fans clashing with daily tabloids for their controversial reportage.
The Sun, for example, has previously been subject of massive criticism by Liverpool fans who have also called or its boycott as well.
And if their recent article calling for Arsenal squad’s cull is given deeper scrutiny, The Sun is now going to draw the wrath of Gooners too.
The newspaper recently came up with a full page feature titled “Gunners: A Team in Crisis” suggesting which players should leave Arsenal and which ones should stay following the club’s dismal loss to Bayern Munich.
Comparing players’ statistics, the tabloid suggested 14 Gunners who need to be booted out of the club, a ridiculous list that included integral players like Ox, Ozil, Monreal and new boy Granit Xhaka.
Check out The Sun‘s article below –
After a consistent winning momentum of many Premier League games came to an abrupt end, Tottenham’s 2-0 loss at Anfield last week was a big disappointment for fans.
But if social media reactions of Tottenham fans are given a more serious scrutiny, mere disappointment would be an understatement to describe their predicament.
@PaddyPower has taken pains to compile ridiculous reactions of Spurs fans following their team’s defeat at the hands of Liverpool, and their outrage couldn’t be any more hilarious.
From abusing Scousers for mocking Mane’s mauling of Spurs, to references of fans’ mental instability, and personal jibes towards each others’ education, these reactions of fans had almost everything you could imagine.
Check out this hilarious video of Spurs fans’ outrage with dramatic narration below!
A football masterclass by Manchester United’s one and only Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped the club place one foot in UEFA Europa League’s last-16 following their 3-0 win over Saint Etienne last night.
The Swedish superstar left Old Trafford elated with his first hat-trick for the club and 17th of his career, increasing his goal tally to 23 this season.
While Ibrahimovic stole the show by scoring all goals of the night, a big takeaway for United fans would probably be seeing Martial slowly making his mark at the club.
The Frenchman had been challenged by Jose Mourinho to prove himself after irregular appearances since his £60 million signing.
And although he was unlucky not to score, Martial truly displayed his worth at one moment in the game with a powerful run that covered three-quarters of the pitch, only to be denied a goal by keeper Stephane Ruffier’s foot.
Watch Martial’s incredible run below!
With the Premier League race only slipping out of their hands after every passing game, and now with a royal 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich that looks impossible to overturn, Arsenal can use their empty hands to wave goodbye to this season as well.
Although FA Cup remains to be the sole saving grace for the Gunners this season, the consistent fall in title expectations for one of the biggest clubs in English history has been extremely frustrating.
With 20 goals and 16 assists out of 33 matches till date, Alexis Sanchez has been one of the best players for Wenger this season. But his current predicament involving trophy draughts and an uncertain contract extension situation, the Chilean has probably been the most disappointed player for Wenger as well.
And a Twitter user could not have expressed the player’s situation in a better way: by showcasing just how brilliantly PES 2017’s graphics capture Alexis’ disappointment.
Watch the stunning PES 2017 graphic of a dejected looking Alexis Sanchez below –
With an unassailable lead of 24 points separating them from second placed Aberdeen already in mid-February and an unbeatable form of 23 wins out of 24, a lot seems to have changed for Celtic under manager Brendan Rodgers.
And speaking of change, it is perhaps this stupendous form that has given Celtic players some leeway to shift focus off the field onto some personal transformations of their own.
Midfielder Nir Bitton appeared in training today with a completely new avatar and grabbed attention with the same ease he portrays while splitting defenses with his passes.
The Israeli shunned his old look and has decided to go blonde and looks very different from how he arrived at Celtic with his natural black hair.
Bitton, with 18 appearances, has been one of the most important players for Rodgers and will be looking forward to see his club lift their 48th league title this season.
Picture via SNS Group, check out Nir’s new look below –