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Kane, Son Rip Everton Apart As Tottenham Win 6-2

Tottenham Hotspur showed why manager Mauricio Pochettino is “a wanted man’’ by thrashing hosts Everton 6-2 on Sunday to close to within six points of English Premier League leaders Liverpool. Spurs have had to cope with the unwanted attention of Pochettino being linked with the Manchester United job following Jose Mourinho’s sacking some days ago. But they showed no signs of being distracted as they roared back from a goal down at Goodison Park. Braces from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, with Dele Alli…

Ballon d’Or: Luka Modric Ends Dominance Of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup final. Former Brazil and AC Milan forward Kaka, in 2007, was the last player other than Messi or Ronaldo to win it. Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer, came second. Barcelona forward Messi finished fifth,…

Premier League: Tottenham Stun Chelsea, Manchester United Held

Tottenham defeated Chelsea to inflict the Blues' first Premier League defeat of the season and move to the 3rd spot in the table. Mauricio Pochettino's side displayed a terrific performance to go up a place to third, five points behind unbeaten leaders Manchester City, while Chelsea drop down to fourth. Spurs deservedly scored two goals in the first 16 minutes through midfielder Dele Alli's flicked header from Christian Eriksen's cross, and Harry Kane firing in a drive from long range. Son Heung-min had struck…

Ballon d’Or 2018: Ronaldo, Salah, Modric, Hazard, 26 Others Named In 30-Man list

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah have made a 30-man shortlist of players nominated for the 2018 Ballon D’Or award. The full list of top footballers was revealed on Monday by the organisers, France Football and L'Equipe. Manchester City leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero was the first nominee of this year award and midfielder Kevin de Bruyne are also contenders, as are Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and forward Robert Firmino. Real Madrid star Gareth Bale and Aguero did not make the 30-man…

Ronaldo, Modric, Salah Finalist For FIFA Best Award

Lionel Messi has been excluded from the podium of the top prize at FIFA Best Awards after the final shortlists were announced by world football governing body, FIFA, on Monday. Making the three-man shortlist are Portuguese and 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player Cristiano Ronaldo, Croatian Captain Luka Modric, and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah. Modric had last week won the UEFA best player award for his spectacular contributions to his club, Real Madrid in the 2017/18 session, which infuriated his former team mate Ronaldo,…

Ronaldo, Modric, Mbappe Make The Best FIFA Men’s Shortlist

World football governing body, FIFA, on Tuesday released a ten-man shortlist of The Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year. Topping the nomination list is Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo and long-time rival Lionel Messi. Ronaldo, who joined Italian giants Juventus for a club record fee this summer, was named The Best FIFA Men's Player 2017 in London - having received the inaugural 2016 award in Zurich. Also shortlisted is Luka Modric who led Croatia to the finals of the Russia 2018 World Cup but lost 4-2 to winners -…

England Defeat Colombia In Penalty Shotout To Reach Q/Finals

England's new generation ended the World Cup penalty jinx by knocking out Colombia on spot kicks to reach the quarter-finals. Eric Dier scored the winning kick after Jordan Pickford's brilliant save from Carlos Bacca's attempt. Gareth Southgate's side had been seconds away from the last eight during normal time, with Harry Kane's penalty after he was fouled by Carlos Sanchez in the box - his sixth goal of the tournament - looking as though it was going to send them through. But deep into injury time, Colombia threw…

Harry Kane Late Header Seals Dramatic Win For England

Captain Harry Kane scored twice, including an injury-time winner, as England battled to victory over Tunisia in their opening game of the World Cup. Kane nodded home from close range in the 91st minute following Harry Maguire's flick-on from a corner, adding to his opportunistic finish in the first half in Volgograd. Manager Gareth Southgate has instilled a feel-good factor in the side since taking over in November 2016 and England's youngest team at a World Cup since 1958 showed flashes of thrilling attacking…

Harry Kane Signs New Six-year Contract With Tottenham

Harry Kane has agreed a new six-year contract with Tottenham, the club announced on its website on Friday. The 24-year-old’s previous deal, which he signed in 2016 reportedly worth more than £100,000 a week, ran until the summer of 2022 but North London club have tied him to a longer contract before they move into their new 62,000 seater stadium next season. Kane scored 30 Premier League goals as Spurs finished third in the table last season. The World Cup bound striker said he was delighted after putting pen to…

Int’l Friendly: Three Lions Clip Eagles’ Wings At Wembley

First half goals by Gary Cahill and Harry Kane gave England a much-needed victory over Nigeria at Wembley. Gareth Southgate's side controlled the first half after Cahill headed home a corner to give the Three Lions an early lead. Harry Kane doubled their advantage in the 39th minute with drilled shot past Francis Uzoho. Eric Dier picks off a poor pass and plays the ball to Raheem Sterling, who has the held the ball up for Harry Kane. The Tottenham man takes a touch and drills a low finish into the bottom corner.…
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