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Chelsea Held To Man Utd Draw As Man City Goes Second On League Table

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Chelsea’s Brazilian defender Thiago Silva (bottom) lies injured after being fouled by Manchester United’s English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka resulting in a penalty during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on November 28, 2021. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Premier League leaders Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United on Sunday as Manchester City moved to within a point of top spot following a 2-1 win over West Ham in swirling snow.

Blues midfielder Jorginho rescued a point as the Italian’s penalty atoned for the error that allowed Jadon Sancho to put the visitors in front at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea fell behind when poor control from Jorginho allowed Sancho to score early in the second half.

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But Jorginho made amends when he scored from the penalty spot after Aaron Wan-Bissaka fouled Thiago Silva.

It was an impressive result for United under former midfielder Michael Carrick, standing in following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United are set to hire former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager until the end of the season in the coming days.

Carrick Disappointed

Not that Carrick, who took the bold decision to leave Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench, was delighted with the performance.

“Disappointed actually,” Carrick told Sky Sports. “When you are in front in a game like this to have it taken away is disappointing.

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He added: “I don’t think it was a penalty at all…I am not getting carried away but I thought we defended well. I cannot fault the boys one bit.”

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said: “I am happy, absolutely happy. I saw a huge effort. We put the pressure up high, we were brave and courageous.”

Free-scoring Liverpool hammered Southampton 4-0 on Saturday to move to within one point of Chelsea.

But reigning champions City stayed in touch with victory at home to the high-flying Hammers.

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City took the lead shortly after the half-hour mark when a Riyad Mahrez ball into the box was deflected into the path of Ilkay Gundogan, before substitute Fernandinho made it 2-0 late on.

Manuel Lanzini pulled one back deep into stoppage time but it was not enough for David Moyes’s team to avoid a second successive defeat.

“We have an incredible groundskeeper — thanks to them we could play,” City manager Pep Guardiola told the BBC, referring to the wintry conditions in Manchester.

“The chances we created… it could have been three or four. The players we have out… those that came here were brilliant. All of them. We cannot forget which opponent we played. They have everything.”

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Real Reason Cristiano Ronaldo Wants To Leave Manchester United

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Football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, has given a reason why forward Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United this summer.

On Saturday, Ronaldo informed Man United he wanted to leave the club this summer.

The Portugal captain, who finished as Man United’s top scorer last season, is not keen on playing in the Europa League next season.

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However, Romano has now revealed that Ronaldo wants to leave Man United because he is not happy with the club’s general situation in the ongoing transfer market.

According to him, Ronaldo is disappointed because Man United have not signed any new player this summer as of today, adding that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is really ambitious.

“He [Ronaldo] is really disappointed by Manchester United’s general situation in the transfer market,” Romano said on his YouTube channel.

“The general situation on the market especially. I am told he appreciates Erik ten Hag. He is convinced he is a very good manager to restart the project but can’t be the manager.

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“He needs the club, the board and the owners to make a strong statement in the market. They need to sign players. It’s the beginning of July. Man United have no new players in their team.

“This is something that is really disappointing to Cristiano. He is really ambitious. We know him very well in football and this is why Cristiano is not happy with the Manchester United situation.

“He was expecting new signings, some strong messages from Man United in the transfer market, looking at other big clubs [Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham] in England making signings.”

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Stop looking for attention – Mikel Obi blasts Oliseh

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Former Nigeria captain, John Mikel Obi, has told another ex-international Sunday Oliseh to stop looking for unnecessary attention.

Oliseh was Mikel Obi’s coach in the national team for a brief period.

Both men hardly saw eye to eye, as Oliseh accused the former Chelsea midfielder of not playing to instructions and named Ahmed Musa as captain after he fell out with Vincent Enyeama.

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Oliseh also admitted he prefers Wilfred Ndidi in defensive midfield.

“I thought I had a good relationship with the coach (Gernot Rohr) but after I left, I read some things in the media that there were issues between Alex Iwobi and me during the Nations Cup in Egypt.

“Unfortunately, it was the opposite because I have a solid relationship with the player just like others in the national team. I read it just the same way I learnt a few days ago about my disagreement with Sunday Oliseh when he was the coach.

“All these are mere distractions and will not want to join issues with anyone. Respect is the key rather than unnecessary attention,” Mikel Obi told This Day.

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EPL: Chelsea to break bank for €70m-rated star

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Chelsea is reportedly ready to break the bank in a bid to sign €70m-rated winger, Raheem Sterling this summer, Balkan Talk reports.

The Blues are stepping up their attempts to add the Manchester City star in a sensational move and are set to push again for him with a new bid expected to arrive from the west London club.

Chelsea had their initial proposal rejected by Man City, who are holding out for around €55 million to let go of Sterling.

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Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is keen to lure the England international away from Man City this summer.

Sterling, 27, has been a revelation since breaking onto the scene at Liverpool as a 17-year-old sensation.

But since his controversial move to Man City, Sterling has polished his end product and established himself as a capable goal-scorer, especially under Pep Guardiola’s tutelage.

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Hazard to get new role at Real Madrid

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Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, is planning to use attacking midfielder, Eden Hazard, as cover for striker Karim Benzema next season, according to AS.

Benzema was heavily used last season, so Real Madrid will have to ensure he doesn’t suffer a burnout ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup later this year.

Ancelotti has his eyes on Hazard as an alternative for the France international.

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Hazard is looking to start anew next season after having an osteosynthesis plate in his right fibula removed.

The Belgium international is hoping to make up for a lost time after regaining full fitness.

However, the 31-year-old has little chance of ousting teammate Vinicius Jr. from his preferred position on the left flank attack line.

Also, Rodrygo has shown promise on the right flank, which has prompted Ancelotti to consider deploying Hazard as a false nine.

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Hazard operated in the role with decent success at Chelsea, so Real Madrid is hoping that experience comes in handy next season.

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