Former Rangers man calls for Alfredo Morelos to show more restraint after Kilmarnock incident

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side suffered another setback in their efforts to reduce the gap at the top of the table with arch-rivals Celtic as they were held by Kilmarnock here at the Ibrox stadium.

The Gers were looking to build up momentum before their all-important clash with the league leaders but a 29th-minute strike from Conor McAleny put them behind in the first half.

It was the talismanic Colombian Alfredo Morelos who helped them get back into the game after he swiftly turned away from his marker to put the ball in the Killies net.

The home side kept pushing for a late winner but it never came thanks to lack of composer in front of the goal.

And during this gruelling competition, Morelos got involved in another off the ball incident which attracted a lot of media attention.

In a viral footage, Morelos and Broadfoot appeared to be engaged in a war of words before the Colombian decided to walk away.

The Killies defender followed him and appeared to stomp the Colombian on his achilles.

Morelos reacted instantly and seemed to fling his hand towards the Englishman.

The match referee, having possibly missing to spot the incident, decided to let it slide and did not punish any of the players involved with marching orders.

But it did not go well with pundit Barry Ferguson who demanded the Colombian to exercise more restraint and avoid escalation at any cost.

And according to the replies to the twee above, it seems the majority of the Rangers fans do not agree with their former player and many of them pointed out that it was Morelos who is at the receiving end of physical abuses in most of the games.

What’s your thought about this incident? Let us know in the comments below.

Victor Lindelof showing his Portuguese roots with a foul-mouthed rant towards the Wolves players

Manchester United crashed out of the FA Cup following a demoralising 2-1 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers here at the Molineux stadium.

Both the Wolves forward managed to get their names on the scoresheet before Marcus Rashford pulled one back in the dying moments.

After a very frustrating first half, both teams came out all guns blazing in an attempt to break the deadlock.

And it was home side who managed to get their noses in the front through Raul Jimenez thanks to some silly defending.

Jimenez’s striking partner Diogo Jota soon managed to double the lead, this time thanks to a howler by Luke Shaw.

Things started to get heated soon after as the away side started pressing desperately for an equaliser.

But Wolves did manage to break free on a number of occasions and during one such occasion, Victor Lindelof came in hard on Diogo Jota.

The match referee Martin Atkinson took no time to give 24-year old Swedish international marching orders by showing him a straight red card.

However, the VAR came to the rescue of the young defender and overruled the red card decision to convert it into a yellow.

And while both the teams were waiting for the VAR to make the decision, Lindelof seemed to be engaged in a rather heated face-off with the Wolves bench.

The defender appeared to be hurling foul content towards the Wolves bench in Portuguese which according to some major news agencies, means ” Go f**k yourself, son of a b***h.

Have a look at the footage here.

The Swedish international spent three seasons in Portugal during his tenure at Benfica and may have chosen the language over English to target the Wolves bench dominated by a number of Portuguese players.

There are no words from the FA on whether they are going to initiate disciplinary actions against Lindelof but if they do and the allegations turn out to be true, the Swedish international may end up serving some very stern punishments.

A dog joined in on the celebrations with the Leeds United fans during Reading win

Leeds United took another step towards the automatic qualification spots for the Premier League next season as they swept a lacklustre Reading side 3-0 here at Madejski Stadium.

Mateusz Klich opener followed by a brace from Spaniard Pablo Hernandez was more than enough for the Whites to claim a comfortable victory.

Leeds were firm favourites against the relegation-threatened Reading side and their intentions were clear right from the kick-off.

It took them only 14 minutes as Mateusz Klich finished it off from inside the penalty box after some slick play down the right flank.

And before the home side could react, Leeds took advantage of some sloppy passing and created a shooting opportunity for Pablo Hernandez who tucked it into the bottom corner.

The Spaniard struck again on the 43rd minute to wrap the game up for his side, this time with a screamer from outside the box giving Reading keeper Emiliano Martinez absolutely no chance.

With this brace, Hernandez now has 10 goals in the Championship this year and if you consider his 11 assists too, the midfielder is surely proving himself to be one of the most prominent stars in this years’ competition.

It was the White’s fourth win in the last five games and the fans are absolutely delighted.

Besides the performance on the field, there’s another aspect of the game that is winning the hearts of many Leeds fans.

In a viral video, Rita, a guide dog can be seen to join the celebration with the away supporters after the referee blew the full-time whistle.

Have a look at the brilliant footage here –

Rita and her owner are all-weather supporters of the Whites and many fans have reported spotting the pair in each and every game the club plays.

With only nine games to go, Leeds are closer to the Premier League than ever and this kind of support and dedication from their fans will only inspire their players even more.

 

 

(Video) BT Sport provides stunning angle of Sadio Mane’s ridiculous first goal v Bayern Munich

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk exhibited pure class as the Reds thrashed Bayern Munich 3-1 at their own backyard to progress to the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League.

The teams played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield last month and the Bavarians were expected to come out all guns blazing at their home turf.

They did start the game well but a resilient Liverpool defence did extremely well to keep the initial waves of pressure at bay.

As the game progressed Liverpool slowly started to get back into the game but both the teams seemed to lack ideas and creativity in the final third.

But it was Liverpool who looked better and better with every passing second and started to control the game.

And they were the ones who struck first as Sadio Mane displayed unearthly technique and skill to put his side in the lead.

The Senegalese international latched on to a searching long ball from Virgil Van Dijk and brought it under control with a heavenly touch.

He still had a lot to do to get the ball into the back of the net and he did so with utmost calmness.

With a perfect turn, the Senegalese beat both Manuel Neuer and Rafinha before chipping it into the far corner.

Not only the chip was on target but it also had the perfect weight to leave Bayern defenders Niklas Sule and Mats Hummels mere spectators.

Have a look at this moment of brilliance courtesy of BT Sport here –

 
 
 
Mane was again on the target on the 84th minute when he headed a brilliant lobbed ball from Salah home to wrap up a memorable night for the five-time European Champions.

With Liverpool’s qualification, it is for the first time in the last ten years when four British clubs have managed to qualify for the quarter-finals stage and if they keep on performing like this, the glorious days of English football may not be far away.

Watch: Man United superfan Usain Bolt calls Arsenal ‘the best’ while wearing Gunners merchandise

World fastest man Usain Bolt is known to be a Manchester United fan through and through.

And the internet melted down last night when some fans spotted the Jamaican in arch-rival Arsenal’s colours.

Bolt, 32, is one of the most decorated athletes in the world and has won as many as 11 world championships before retiring in 2017.

But after retiring from athletics, the Jamaican went on to pursue his ambition of becoming a professional football player and to play for his dream club Manchester United one day.

He began his football training in Norway before moving to Australia to join A-League side Central Coast Mariners.

The Jamaican soon featured for the Mariners in friendly matches and scored a brace in his second appearance, prompting the New South Wales club to offer him a professional contract.

The contract, however, never realized and in November 2018, Bolt left Australia before eventually announcing his retirement last January.

For someone who went through all this after a phenomenal career in athletics just to realize the dream of playing for Manchester United, even thinking of wearing arch-rivals Arsenal’s shirt should be disastrous.

But in the viral video, the Jamaican can be seen doing exactly that.

He then even went on to kiss the Gunners badge and saying ‘Arsenal is the best’.

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It is most likely that the track legend has lost a wager with a friend and was forced to recite the words following Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat against the North London side.

And it was not the first time when the Jamaican was forced to a similar act.

Back in 2015, Bolt was forced to take a selfie in Arsenal colours after he lost a bet with avid Arsenal fan and TV presenter Patty Lopez de la Cerda.

 

 

(Video) Tottenham fans sang ‘auf wiedersehen’ to Dortmund supporters as the clock ticked down at Signal Iduna Park

Tottenham Hotspur wrapped up a completely professional performance here at the Signal Iduna Park as they beat Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund 1-0.

A solitary goal from Harry Kane was good enough to see Spurs march through to the quarterfinals of Europe’s biggest club competition.

The North London side came into the game with a 3-0 lead from the first leg after a stunning display back at Wembley but still needed to be professional to avoid any slip-ups against the youthful Dortmund side.

It was the German side who started the game in front foot and launched a series of attacks at Hugo Lloris’ goal.

Dortmund Skipper Marco Reus could be the one to break the deadlock with as little as ten minutes on the clock but a stunning challenge from Jan Vertonghen kept the German at bay.

Tottenham hardly had any sniff at the Dortmund goal as the Germans continued to apply rampant pressure and kept creating dangerous chances.

A fiery volley from Reus took a wicked deflection and missed the target much to the relief of a Hugo Lloris before the Frenchman made some stunning saves to deny Die Borussen.

The second half started in the same manner with the German side on the thick of the action but once again they failed to be decisive in front of the goal.

And on the 48th minute, against the run of play, Sissoko found Kane in acres of space and threaded a ball through the Dortmund defence which apparently looked switched off for a moment.

The Spurs skipper once again proved how lethal he can be in front of the goal as he slotted the ball past Roman Burki with ease.

Kane’s goal virtually killed the contest and the North London side held on to the lead to earn back to back clean sheets against the German side.

Towards the end of the match some of the Dortmund fans decided to leave the stadium early and the travelling Spurs fans didn’t hesitate to pick on them.

In a clip that is doing rounds online, the Spurs fan can be heard to chant ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ ( roughly translates to goodbye in English ) while waving the Germans farewell.

Have a look at it here.

 

(Video) Sweary malfunction on LUTV goes viral post Leeds United v West Brom

Leeds United returned to winning ways with the 4-0 thrashing of West Brom last Friday to maintain pressure on league leaders Norwich City.

A 17th-second stunner from Hernandez, another brace from Patrick Bamford and an injury time tap-in from Alioski were more than enough to sink a lackluster West Brom side.

With this win, Leeds are now two points clear of third-placed Sheffield United who were held goalless by Sheffield Wednesday in the Sheffield derby this Tuesday.

With only eleven matches to go, the situation is looking really promising for the Whites and their fans can now seriously start dreaming of getting back to the Premier League after a long absence.

At a time when things are looking to get better for the first team with every passing day, it didn’t go as planned for LUTV presenters during the post-match analysis after West Brom win.

In a viral footage uploaded by a Twitter user, the presenters can be seen to struggle with the touchscreen monitor during their detailed analysis.

One of the presenters can also be heard hurling inappropriate comments as he got more and more frustrated with the device.

In the end though, he finally managed to take control of the situation and resumed the analysis.

Have a look at this hilarious moment here –

 

New footage shows what Alfredo Morelos did after Joe Worrall’s goal for Rangers vs Aberdeen

Rangers survived an early scare and came back from behind to hold Aberdeen 1-1 in the Scottish Cup Quarterfinals at the Pittodrie stadium.

The Gers went behind in as early as 11 minutes as Sam Cosgrove made no mistake from the spot after Connor Goldson took out Gary Mackay-Steven inside the penalty box.

Aberdeen, who have won only once in their last seven ties at home, looked all set to deny Steven Gerrard the chance to lift his first trophy as a senior team manager.

The Dons continued to create more and more opportunities in the first-half and Rangers could have been out of the tournament had they been a little bit more clinical in front of the goal.

During the break, Gerrard was expected to deliver a rousing team talk to the lift the spirits of his players and he seemed to have done exactly that as his side started the half in a completely different gear.

And they were rewarded in as early as the fourth minute of the second half through Joe Worrall.

Liverpool loanee Ryan Kent put in a deep cross from the corner spot and Worrall found himself completely unmarked in the far post thanks to some sloppy defending by the Dons.

The 22-year old made no mistake and took full advantage of it by slotting it home and gave his side the much-needed equaliser.

The Rangers players erupted with joy and started celebrating and after the full-time whistle the scorer Joe Worrall took it to Twitter to share the flare of emotions at that moment.

And it did not take some of the eagle-eyed Rangers fans to point out how their talismanic striker Alfredo Morelos celebrated the much-awaited equaliser.

In the viral video, the Colombian appeared to in complete ecstasy as he flung his hand in the air several times and shouted in excitement towards the away crowd.

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The Rangers fans are absolutely loving the passion that the Colombian displayed and amidst the huge number of transfer rumours that are linking the prolific striker to clubs Like Dortmund and Leicester City, this moment clearly defines where his heart is, at least for this season.

Video of Egjan Alioski hounding West Brom players all over the pitch goes viral among Leeds United

Leeds United leapfrogged Sheffield United to climb up to the second place of the Championship table as they crushed a helpless West Brom side 4-0 here at Elland Road.

The Whites were expected to show a response following their shock 1-0 defeat against QPR and as soon as the referee blew the first whistle they looked determined to take control of the tie.

And with as little as 17 seconds on the clock, Pablo Hernandez smashed a powerful shot home to give his side a dream start.

Boosted by the early goal, Leeds created waves and waves of attacks but some lack of precision in front of the goal kept them from doubling the lead within minutes.

But it was Patrick Bamford who once again stood out for the Whites as he scored twice in the 28th and 63rd minute to give his side a comfortable lead.

And on the 92nd minute, Ezgjan Alioski wrapped up the tie by tapping it home from almost inside the six-yard box.

The Macedonian international once again managed to deliver a decent performance despite playing out of position.

The 27-year old prefers to play as an attacking midfielder but this season under Marcelo Bielsa, he is playing the role of a left back/wingback.

But shifting into a completely new position surely is no walk in the park and Alioski’s initial struggles to fit in proved that fact once again.

And during this period, a section of Leeds fans was absolutely not satisfied with his performance and some of them even went on to term the Macedonian ‘lazy’.

But the 27-year very quickly adapted to life as a left back and proved himself to be vital for Bielsa’s tactics.

As a matter of fact,  hard work and dedication have always been the strongest features of the Macedonian and from time to time he has reflected that on the pitch.

His insane stamina allows him to support the attack when his team in the front foot and come back down the pitch very quickly when the opponent has the ball.

The post-match stats also provide further evidence of how his hard grind helps the Whites in almost all matches, the Macedonian tops the list of most number of tackles and most number of touches.

Last Saturday was also no different for him as he managed as many as 72 touches, passed with 72% accuracy and won a staggering nine tackles to wrap up a complete performance.

And a Leeds fan took it to Twitter to share a footage from the match where the Macedonian can be seen to cover almost every corner of the pitch without taking a second’s respite before earning a corner kick.

Have a look at this incredible footage here –

 

Kiko Casilla sends emphatic message to Leeds United fans after West Brom win

Leeds United bounced back from a narrow defeat against QPR in style as they smashed West Brom 4-0 to maintain pressure on league leaders Norwich City.

It took the Whites only seventeen seconds to open the scoring as Spaniard Pablo Hernandez blasted one in the top corner from outside the penalty box.

They could have easily doubled their lead within a few minutes after some sublime passing football but Tyler Roberts’ effort went straight to the West Brom Albion keeper.

They eventually struck the second of the night with Patrick Bamford who scored in both halves to increase the lead to three goals to nil.

Macedonian international Ezgjan Alioski put the final nail in the coffin as he tapped a Jamie Shackleton cross home.

With this vital win, Leeds are now placed second on the table, only two points behind league leaders Norwich City.

And Leeds’ January signing Kiko Casilla, who mostly played the part of a spectator against West Brom, took it to micro-blogging site Twitter to congratulate the team and the supporters.

Have a look at it here.

It was the first clean sheet for the ex-Real Madrid superstar in Leeds colours in what was his third appearance for the Whites.

Casilla, who has won as many as three Champions Leagues with Real Madrid, decided to make the switch when the Spanish side swooped up Belgian international Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea this summer.

Leeds United still have a long way to go before securing the automatic qualification spot for the Premier League next season and as the Catalonian shot-stopper pointed out, they’ll need similar performances in the weeks to come to make the dream come true.