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Unai Emery not surprised by United’s sacking of Mourinho

Ahead of the FA Cup clash between Arsenal and Manchester United on Friday evening, Arsenal boss Unai Emery has disclosed that he was not surprised by Man United's sacking of former boss Jose Mourinho. Jose Mourinho was relieved of his managerial duties at Old Trafford in December 2018 as Man United were dropping down the table and slipping away from a place in the top 4. However, new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to have revived the Red Devils as he has won all 7 games since he took charge at Old Trafford, and has brought Man United within 3 points of a place in the top 4. READ:Neymar a major doubt for Man United UCL clash after dreadful injury Unai Emery said: "I was not surprised because this team has big players and can think about winning the Premier League...
Leicester make history as first English team to be awarded goal by VAR
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Leicester make history as first English team to be awarded goal by VAR

  Leicester City went down in the history books again, this time with Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho being the first player to score via a video assistant referee (VAR) decision on Tuesday night's FA Cup replay against Fleetwood Town Iheanacho scored in each half of the game to secure a brace but his second strike in the second half required assistance from the VAR before being ruled as a goal The referee on the night Jonathan Moss had to ask if the striker was offside or onside before finishing off a beautiful assist from Riyad Mahrez However, replays confirmed that Iheanacho was onside when the pass came through and the goal was officially counted to give Leicester a 2 nil win and book a date in the fourth round away to Peterborough United. "I think we saw in...
Iwobi facing possible 60,000 Pounds fine for partying before FA Cup defeat
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Iwobi facing possible 60,000 Pounds fine for partying before FA Cup defeat

  Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Nigeria international Alex Iwobi could be fined by the club after he was pictured partying 48 hours before Arsenal's FA Cup loss to Championship side Nottingham Forest Iwobi was filmed dancing in the course of a house party in Soho at 2:27 am on Saturday morning, 24 hours before his side's 4:2 FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest at the City Ground Arsene Wenger is expected to seek an explanation from Iwobi at the club's London Colney training base on Tuesday, with the Nigerian facing the possibility of being fined up to 2 weeks' wages. Iwobi's current weekly wage is 30,000 Pounds. Wenger explained: “If that is true, he will be fined,” “It is impossible to go out 48 hours before a game. It’s unacceptable. I will have to of course see him...
Conte hits back at Arsene Wenger over criticisms
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Conte hits back at Arsene Wenger over criticisms

  Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has responded to Wenger's criticism of Eden Hazard. Wenger had initially stated that Hazard was a diver after he earned Chelsea an equalizer from a goal down on Wednesday. Antonio Conte has now hit back at the Frenchman for claiming that Chelsea received favors from Anthony Taylor on the night. “I think if Arsene watches the game again he will see they were very lucky with refereeing decisions,” he said. READ: Conte vs Wenger: Arsene’s seeming growing edge over the Italian “If I wanted to I could talk about refereeing decisions for a month. But I don't want to do this because we should have respect for the referee's decisions. Wenger tries to find this way like other coaches. It's not good. “It's strange because I don't like to speak a...