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Crystal Palace V Arsenal: Sanchez Double Seals Win For Gunners In Wenger’s Big Day

Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Arsenal defeated Crystal Palace 3-2 in the English Premier League on Thursday night. The win which moves the Gunners to within a point of fourth-placed Liverpool, saw Arsene Wenger equal Sir Alex Ferguson's record of managing 810 Premier League games. Shkodran Mustafi put Arsenal ahead in the 24th minute after placing a low shot past Palace keeper Julian Speroni who parried Alexandre Lacazette's shot. The home side drew level in the second half when Andros Townsend slotted in from…

Swansea City Sack Manager Paul Clement

English top flight club Swansea City have confirmed the sack of manager Paul Clement, late Wednesday, over the club’s poor performance this season. Swansea are currently at the bottom of the English Premier League EPL table, having only won 3 matches and lost 12 from 18 games played so far. Clement took charge of the Welsh club in January 3, 2017; with the club in the relegation zone after the sacking of Bob Bradley and went on to save Swansea from relegation at the end of last season, as they finished 15th in the…

Arsenal v Newcastle: Ozil Brilliance Ends Gunners Winless Run

Newcastle suffered a fourth defeat in a row as Arsenal moved back into the top four with a narrow victory. Mesut Ozil's brilliant volleyed goal in the first half was enough for Arsene Wenger's side, who dominated until a late rally from Newcastle. Ainsley Maitland-Niles hit the side-netting for Arsenal before the break, but Newcastle had chances in the second half for Jacob Murphy and Ayoze Perez. The result puts Arsenal into fourth place while Newcastle have now claimed just one point from the last 27. Newcastle…

West Brom Appoint Alan Pardew As New Manager

Alan Pardew has been appointed manager of West Bromwich Albion, after the sacking of former manager Tony Pulis over a week ago. The club confirmed the 56-year-old who was a former Premier League manager with West Ham, Newcastle and Crystal Palace signed a contract running until 2020 at the Hawthorns a two-and-a-half-year contract. He will take charge of Saturday’s home match against Crystal Palace. Alan, who was named both Premier League and LMA Manager of the Year in 2012 said: “I’m thrilled with the opportunity…

Victor Moses: The Asylum-Seeking Orphan Who Conquered The Premier League

That Victor Moses had the perseverance to make a success of his Chelsea career despite being continually sent out on loan says a great deal about his character. Yet this determination pales into insignificance when compared to the biggest mountain he has had to climb. Moses was just 11 when he arrived in England as an asylum seeker after both his mother and father were killed during religious clashes in Nigeria in 2002. The 26-year-old was playing football in the streets when his parents lost their lives. Just a…

West Brom Sack Manager Tony Pulis

Tony Pulis has been sacked as manager of West Bromwich Albion, after a miserable run of form that has seen the Chinese-owned club slump to 17th in the Premier League table. The 59-year-old managed just two wins in his last 21 Premier League games. A 4-0 defeat at home to Chelsea on Saturday extended the club’s winless run to 11 matches, leading to calls from the fans for Pulis’s dismissal. "These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the club," chairman John Williams said on the club's…

‘Knives To Throats’ As South Africa Seek Miracle For 2018 World Cup Qualification

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says his team have "knives to their throats" as they attempt an extraordinary qualification for the 2018 World Cup. Bottom-of-the-table Bafana Bafana face Senegal in Polokwane and Dakar between Friday and Tuesday and must win both matches to snatch first place in group D. Senegal top the table with eight points from four matches, Burkina Faso and Cape Verde have six from five, and South Africa four from four. South Africa and Senegal have an extra match because the 2-1 win by Bafana…