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Nigerian Man Caught Trying To Sleep With His Friend’s Wife in Germany [Video]

Nigerian man caught trying to sleep with his friend

A Nigerian man identified as Shedrach was caught red-handed trying to sleep with his friend’s wife in Germany.

Shedrach who is said to be in good terms with his friend, got his wife’s number after he (friend) called him with her phone. Expressing his disappointment over the incident, the aggrieved man stated that his friend never took the long journey to see him but to sleep with his wife.

He further wondered how he wants his kids to see him now he has disgraced himself by trying to get down with their mother. Here is the viral video below;

Man City Denied Winner Against Tottenham By VAR

Jesus thought he had won it for City deep in injury time

Gabriel Jesus had an injury-time goal ruled out by VAR as Manchester City dropped points at home for the first time since December 2018 with a 2-2 draw against Tottenham.

Raheem Sterling headed City ahead in the first half, but Erik Lamela swiftly equalised from distance.

Sergio Aguero flicked home before Lucas Moura nodded in soon after coming on.

Jesus then swept home in injury time, but it was ruled out for a handball by Aymeric Laporte.

It was a frustrating result for Manchester City in their first home game of the season, particularly after beginning their title defence with a 5-0 win at West Ham last weekend.

The home fans greeted the final whistle with boos directed at VAR as the disallowed goal stirred memories of City’s Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Tottenham last season.

VAR

The disallowed late goal meant Manchester City failed to win a Premier League game for the first time in 16 games

Deja vu for City

In April, City needed a goal to secure passage to the last four of the Champions League in their second leg encounter with Spurs at the Etihad.

The hosts thought that had arrived in injury time when Sterling struck, prompting wild celebrations from City boss Pep Guardiola.

But emotions switched instantly as the video assistant referee had the final word, ruling that Aguero was offside when Bernardo Silva diverted the ball into Sterling’s path.

This time, City players wheeled away to celebrate what appeared to be a last-gasp winning goal that would have extended City’s winning run at home in the Premier League to 11 games.

However, those celebrations were cut short when referee Michael Oliver indicated that a VAR review was under way, and the goal was disallowed after replays showed a ball into the box had flicked off Laporte’s arm.

It is the second successive City game in which VAR has played a significant role. The system also overturned a goal by Sterling in their win at West Ham last time out.

Can Tottenham truly challenge City this season?

Tottenham finished 27 points behind City last season but Mauricio Pochettino’s side strengthened in the summer, giving fans hope that they could challenge for a first league title since 1961.

However, Spurs barely had a touch of the ball in the opening 10 minutes as City enjoyed 74% possession and, even though they did manage to equalise, it was against the run of play as Lamela made the most of a rare opening in the home side’s defence.

But despite the hosts’ dominance, Spurs appear to have a knack of scoring against City.

Prior to Saturday’s game, City had won their previous 15 home games in all competitions, conceding just six goals in the process. But three of those six goals were scored by Tottenham in the 4-3 Champions League game in April.

And Spurs breached their defences once more when Moura headed home from a corner just 19 seconds after coming on as a substitute.

It was a big result for Tottenham, who were beaten home and away by City in the Premier League last season. But despite the result, they were heavily outplayed by their opponents, who finished with 30 shots on goal compared to Spurs’ three.

They will want to be more competitive against their title rivals if they are to challenge for honours this term.

Man of the match – Kevin de Bruyne

Kevin de Bruyne
De Bruyne had the keys to unlock the Tottenham defence and can count himself unlucky that his assists did not lead to a Manchester City win

De Bruyne display a highlight for City

There will no doubt be frustration among City fans that their side could not notch up an early win over a title rival, but De Bruyne’s performance will have given them some comfort.

When Manchester City won the Premier League in 2017-18, the Belgian playmaker was the creative heartbeat of the team, providing 16 assists – more than any other player in the league that season.

Various injuries made for a difficult campaign last term, but a strong pre-season suggested the fitness problems that plagued him last season were behind him, a feeling that has been reinforced by his explosive start to 2019-20.

De Bruyne got his first assist of the season when he set up Sterling for City’s second goal in the 5-0 win at West Ham last weekend, and the two combined superbly once again on Saturday, with De Bruyne evading the Tottenham defence with a wonderful curled pass for Sterling to nod home.

The hosts’ second goal came from a typical Manchester City move. De Bruyne found a pocket of space on the right and delivered across the face of goal for Aguero to turn in.

De Bruyne managed just two Premier League assists last season but already has three to his name in this campaign. If his injuries are truly behind him, the early signs are that the Belgian player could be back to his very best.

Sensational Sterling – the stats

  • Manchester City mustered 30 shots, the most Tottenham have faced in a Premier League fixture since November 2011 (31 v Fulham).
  • Raheem Sterling has been directly involved in seven goals in his last seven games for Man City against Spurs in all competitions (six goals, one assist), including netting five in his last four against them at the Etihad.
  • Sterling has scored in four consecutive club appearances in all competitions for the first time in his career, netting seven goals in those four games.
  • Kevin De Bruyne has registered three assists in his two Premier League games this season, one more than he managed in the whole of the last campaign.
  • Sergio Aguero has netted 97 goals at the Etihad in the Premier League, the joint-third highest total by a player at a single stadium in the competition (Henry 114 at Highbury, Rooney 101 at Old Trafford, Shearer 97 at St James’ Park).
  • Lucas Moura has been directly involved in five goals in his last five games in all competitions for Tottenham (four goals, one assist), as many as he managed in his previous 20.
  • All three of the Premier League games where Erik Lamela has both scored and assisted have come against Manchester clubs, twice against City and once against United.

What next?

Manchester City will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to Bournemouth on Sunday, 25 August (14:00 BST). Tottenham, meanwhile, are at home to Newcastle on the same day (16:30 BST).

Three Female Friends Team Up To Beat Up A Man in Cameroon After They Discover He’s Been Secretly Dating All of Them [Video]

Three female friends team up to beat up a man in Cameroon after they discover he

This ‘local man’ in this viral video met his waterloo recently when three friends realised he’s been secretly dating and sleeping with them all.

They confronted him and beat him to stupor.

Watch the video below…

Sydney Knife Attack: Man Arrested Over Stabbings in City Centre

An armed man has been arrested after stabbing a woman in central Sydney and being detained on the street by members of the public.

A second woman was found dead inside an apartment building on the same street.

“All the information we have at hand would link these two crimes,” police commissioner Mick Fuller said at a press conference.

He said the suspect was a “lone actor” with a history of mental health issues.

He was known to police but “his history was unremarkable compared to the gravity of the crimes he committed”, Mr Fuller said.

Photo from inside a car shows a man holding a large knife being confronted by a man holding a wicker chairPhotos taken at the scene show the stand-off between the knifeman and a passerby wielding a chair

 

 

The police commissioner said the suspect had some ideologies related to terrorism, but had no apparent links to other terrorist organisations.

It is believed the man had a USB drive containing details of mass killings in New Zealand and the United States.

Mr Fuller said the stabbing is not currently being classed as a terrorist incident but this would be reassessed as the investigation continues.

Three “heroes” were praised by New South Wales Police Minister David Elliot for their role in detaining the man and acting “well and truly beyond the call of any citizen”. He also congratulated the firefighters involved.

What happened?

The incident unfolded at about 14:00 local time (04:00 GMT) on Tuesday near Clarence St and King St, a busy area in the city centre.

Video footage shows the suspect jumping on a car wielding a knife, shouting “Allahu Akbar” and “shoot me”, as another man confronts him with a wicker chair.

Police said the suspect had stabbed a 41-year-old woman in the back before being restrained by three members of the public.

They “placed him essentially under arrest, even though he was branching a large butchers knife and was clearly dangerous”.

Emergency services arrived shortly after and following a wider investigation, the body of a 21-year-old woman was found nearby.

The injured woman was taken to hospital in a stable condition. Police said there was no ongoing threat.

‘Completely fearless’

“He was fearless. He was completely fearless,” said the taxi driver whose car was jumped on by the man.

“I froze for probably a split second but then I thought I’m hoping that he’s not covered in any explosives or anything,” he told Nine News Sydney. The Uber driver then quickly accelerated to force the man off his car.

One witness said she saw the man jump on a car before he was confronted by people on the street who tried to fight him with chairs and pipes.

“The guy had blood on his shirt. He was screaming, holding a knife on his hand, and running up a car just in front of us,” Japanese tourist Aya Yamada told the BBC.

“Another guy with a chair and some firefighters were chasing him. I was in the car with my husband and friends, and could run away immediately.”

The suspected knifeman standing in the streetWitnesses said the suspect apparently had blood on his shirt

 

 

Videos posted online show a man running through the streets brandishing a knife, before people attempt to stop him and eventually tackle him to the ground.

Other images show the suspect being pinned down with a chair and a milk crate, then being taken away by police.

‘Significantly brave’

Supt Wood praised those who had intervened in the “extremely dangerous and hostile” situation, saying their actions had helped capture the man.

“They were significantly brave people,” Supt Wood said.

Three British men were among those who helped take the man down, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Lee Cuthbert, Paul O’Shaughnessy and Luke O’Shaughnessy, all from Manchester, were working nearby when they heard the commotion outside and ran out to help.

“You don’t think, you just kind of react really. It was surreal, very, very surreal,” said Mr Cuthbert.

“We all kind of chased, worked together, but it was Luke who was the real hero. He pursued him the hardest and managed to get a grip of him.”

Authorities have urged people to avoid the area.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tweeted that the “violent attack” was “deeply concerning” but praised the “brave actions” of those who restrained the suspect.

Rashford Double As Man Utd Spoil Lampard’s Chelsea Debut As Boss

Marcus Rashford has scored all four of the penalties he has taken in competitive senior matches for club and country, including shootouts

Manchester United recorded their biggest Old Trafford win over Chelsea since 1965 to condemn Frank Lampard to a miserable start as a Premier League manager.

Marcus Rashford scored twice, either side of a close-range effort from Anthony Martial, who had been given the number nine shirt back following the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.

Substitute Daniel James completed the scoring with a goal on his debut nine minutes from time.

The final scoreline was harsh on the visitors, who were the better side before the break and hit the frame of the goal through Tammy Abraham and Emerson, but still suffered their worst ever opening-day defeat in 104 league seasons.

The ecstatic home supporters did not care about that though, as the negativity of a difficult summer was swept away by their best result against Chelsea since they beat them by the same score in the 1994 FA Cup final.

An £80m introduction

United had to pay Leicester £80m – and make Harry Maguire the most expensive defender ever – to land manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s number one summer transfer target.

Maguire’s England team-mate Rashford may grab the plaudits with his brace but the Yorkshireman’s authoritative performance underlined why his new boss wanted him above getting the big name midfield or striking reinforcements so many United fans have demanded on social media.

His calmness under pressure helped ensure that when the home side looked shaky in the first half they did not add to their concerns with self-inflicted mistakes.

Maguire was happy to keep it simple in possession and push the ball on to Paul Pogba when he could, and had the awareness to spot team-mates in trouble, something former United boss Jose Mourinho rather churlishly said on TV might be frequently needed in the case of Luke Shaw.

The game was still in the balance when Maguire stepped up to challenge Abraham on the edge of the United box. Maguire calmly took possession, leaving Abraham on the floor in the process, and strode away, setting in motion the attack that ended with Martial bundling home.

Risky strategy

Lampard went for an early morning run around Old Trafford to prepare for his Premier League debut as Chelsea manager.

The Blues’ record goal-scorer has made some bold decisions already, despite being barely a month into his new job.

He has picked seven home-grown players in his senior squad: the four in action against United – Abraham, Mason Mount, Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori – the currently injured duo of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi, and promising defender Reece James.

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This was Chelsea’s heaviest ever opening-day league defeat in what is their 104th league season

It is an unprecedented number for the Roman Abramovich era. But, while it is the philosophy of promoting youth from within that Chelsea’s fans have wanted, it comes with risk.

For every powerful fourth-minute shot from Abraham that thunders off the inside of a post, there is the moment Mount had when, presented with a shooting opportunity from an angle on the right of the United box, the 20-year-old elected for a cut-back, which ran disappointingly through for new United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Given that investment in youth, this summer’s transfer ban and the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, Lampard took a brave decision to sell David Luiz to Arsenal on deadline day.

The Brazilian may not be the most reliable defender but his experience is valuable and Luiz’s replacement on Sunday, Kurt Zouma, struggled badly.

He not only conceded the penalty but was also caught out of position and gave away possession, both expensive mistakes in an era when top teams routinely build from the back.

Chelsea’s inability to stem the flow of goals in the second half will be a major concern for Lampard, whose name was still being sung heartily by the visiting fans at the end.

A word for the referee

United’s opening goal came from the penalty spot.

Referee Anthony Taylor played an excellent advantage after Andreas Pereira had been fouled, allowing play to continue as Zouma brought Rashford down.

Never a regular penalty taker for club or country, two of the three penalties Rashford has scored were in the World Cup last-16 shoot-out with Colombia last year and in the fourth-minute of injury-time to give United their memorable Champions League victory against Paris St-Germain in March.

Man of the match – Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

Marcus Rashford scores for Manchester United
Rashford held his nerve to fire United ahead from the penalty spot before showing great composure to make it 3-0 after a sublime pass by Paul Pogba

Day to forget for Lampard – the stats

  • Frank Lampard suffered the heaviest defeat by a Chelsea manager in his first match in charge since Danny Blanchflower lost 7-2 to Middlesbrough in December 1978.
  • For a second consecutive season, Manchester United’s first goal of their Premier League campaign has been a penalty (also Paul Pogba v Leicester City in 2018-19).
  • Chelsea will end the day in the Premier League relegation-zone for the first time since 30 September 2000.
  • Since his debut in September 2015, Anthony Martial has scored 49 goals in all competitions for Manchester United – more than any other player.
  • The last manager before Frank Lampard to lose by four or more goals in his first Premier League match in charge was Gustavo Poyet in October 2013 (Swansea City 4-0 Sunderland).
  • Chelsea’s starting XI average age was 25 years and 199 days – compared to Manchester United’s average age of 24 years and 227 days.

What’s next?

United have a full week to prepare for the game at Wolves on 19 August (20:00 BST). Before then, Chelsea play two games – the Uefa Super Cup against Liverpool in Instanbul on Wednesday (20:00) and a home league game with Leicester next Sunday (16:30).

Man City Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan Signs New Contract To 2023

Ilkay Gundogan scored a penalty in Manchester City’s penalty shootout win over Liverpool in the Community Shield

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has signed a new four-year contract until 2023.

After lengthy negotiations, the Germany international, 28, agreed fresh terms with the Premier League champions last week and signed the deal on Thursday.

City and manager Pep Guardiola see him as a key part of their plans as he enters what should be the peak years of his career.

Gundogan’s previous contract at Etihad Stadium had a year to run.

He joined City from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund for £25m in 2016.

Despite suffering two serious knee injuries, the former Nuremberg player has won five major trophies, scoring 17 goals in 115 appearances for City.

Man Utd Resume Technical Director Search As Fan Discontent Sweeps Social Media

Manchester United will turn their attention to appointing a technical director now their summer transfer window business is complete.

United’s initial intention was to make an appointment before Jose Mourinho’s successor as manager was confirmed.

But for this window, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer operated within the existing recruitment structure.

The club spent £140m on the signings of defenders Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and winger Daniel James.

When Solskjaer was given the job on a permanent basis on 28 March, club insiders said the role would be filled by the start of the season.

Former players Darren Fletcher and Rio Ferdinand spoke to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a number of weeks ago.

Although it is understood there has been no further face-to-face contact, Woodward has kept the pair in the loop over changes to the timescale for an appointment.

No offer has been made and it is thought the role would not involve negotiating with or signing transfer targets.

Social media unrest

Not everyone thinks United have had a good transfer window.

In particular, many fans on social media feel United made an error in not attempting to sign midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.

It was also suggested their interest in Argentina forward Paulo Dybala was used as a smokescreen given they have been unable to sign an additional forward, as it had been obvious for some time that Romelu Lukaku would be leaving at some stage.

At one point on Thursday, #WoodwardOut – calling for the executive vice-chairman to leave his job – was trending in the UK with more than 50,000 tweets, second only to #DeadlineDay in terms of football-related tweets.

United have failed to mount a sustained Premier League title challenge in the six seasons since Woodward replaced former chief executive David Gill.

Fan @SteveCapes94, who has just over 100 Twitter followers, said: “If you’re in charge of the world’s biggest football club and haven’t come close to a league title in your six-year time in charge. You have to look at yourself and admit you can’t do your job.” This tweet has been liked more than 1,500 times.

The Glazers Out movement, which is trying to generate enough support to unseat United’s owners, called the club’s transfer window business “abysmal”.

United ‘need time’

United regard their summer outlay as significant and believe, after last season’s sixth-placed finish, 32 points behind champions Manchester City, it was always known it would take more than a single window to rectify their problems.

They also point to a number of new contracts – those for Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial which have already been done, and David de Gea’s, which is due to be completed in the coming weeks – as proof of a rebuild.

In addition, they feel the performances of 17-year-old striker Mason Greenwood in particular during the club’s pre-season tour of Australia and Asia offers hope for the future and underlines their continuing commitment to developing first-team players from their academy.

Photos: See How Low This Tall Man Has To Go To Kiss His Petite Wife

 Photos: See how low this tall man has to go to kiss his petite wife

Yes, his back must hurt but they are so adorable!  See more photos below…

 

 Photos: See how low this tall man has to go to kiss his petite wife

 Photos: See how low this tall man has to go to kiss his petite wife

 Photos: See how low this tall man has to go to kiss his petite wife

 Photos: See how low this tall man has to go to kiss his petite wife

 Photos: See how low this tall man has to go to kiss his petite wife

Inter Milan Agree £74m Deal With Man Utd For Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku has scored 42 goals in 96 appearances for Manchester United

Inter Milan have reached an agreement with Manchester United to sign striker Romelu Lukaku for a fee that could rise to 80m euros (£74m).

In July, United rejected Inter’s £54m bid for Lukaku, who was fined by the club after missing training on Tuesday.

Belgium international Lukaku, 26, has trained at his former team Anderlecht for the past two days.

Lukaku’s agent, Federico Pastorello, flew to London on Wednesday in an attempt to resolve Lukaku’s future.

Later that evening, Pastorello posted a photo on Instagram of them on board a private jet with the caption: “Ready to take off. Direction Milano.”

United and Inter Milan had been some way apart in their valuation, with United wanting to recoup at least the £75m they paid Everton two years ago.

Inter and fellow Serie A side Juventus have been competing to sign Lukaku, who did not play in pre-season because of an ankle injury.

Inter manager Antonio Conte – who wanted to sign Lukaku when he was Chelsea boss – has said he remains his number one target, adding: “I consider him a player who could improve our team.”

United have an interest in Juventus’ Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic, 33, who could reinforce their forward options.

Lukaku’s United career

Lukaku moved to United from Everton in 2017 and at the time was only the fourth player to score 80 goals in the Premier League before turning 24 – after Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Wayne Rooney.

In his debut season, Lukaku became one of only 11 United players to score 25 goals or more in a campaign since 1992-93. Cantona, Andy Cole and current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (25 each) are among the strikers who never matched Lukaku’s 27-goal tally in a United campaign.

However, 26% of his United goals – 11 out of 42 – came in the first two months of his Old Trafford career.

He has scored 42 goals in 96 appearances for United but was often overlooked in the second half of last season in favour of England striker Marcus Rashford.

Lukaku’s impending departure leaves United with just three established forwards – Rashford, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez – in addition to youngsters Angel Gomes, Mason Greenwood and Tahith Chong.

United have spent £140m this summer on Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.

Cyntoia Brown Finally Released From A Tennessee Prison Today After Spending 15 Years in Prison For Killing Man Who Hired Her For Sex

Cyntoia Brown finally released from a Tennessee prison today after spending 15 years in prison for killing man who hired her for sex

Cyntoia Brown is now a free woman after spending 15 years in prison for killing a man who hired her for sex.

 

Cyntoia was only 16 when she was sentenced to life in prison in 2004. She had shot dead a 43-year-old man who paid money to a sex trafficker in exchange for sex with the teenager.

 

At the time of the crime, Brown was a runaway and living with her 24-year-old boyfriend, a pimp known as “Kut Throat,” who she said raped her and forced her into prostitution. He sold her for sex to a man named Johnny Mitchell Allen. But Cyntoia shot Allen dead because, according to her, she saw him reaching for what she believed was a gun, while they were in bed at his home, so she thought he was going to kill her.

 

Cyntoia was tried as an adult and convicted of first-degree murder, first degree felony murder and aggravated robbery. She was sentenced to life imprisonment. Her sentence required her to serve at least 51 years in prison before she was eligible for parole.

 

But Cyntoia’s case got the attention of activists and celebrities and even inspired a documentary.

 

Cyntoia Brown finally released from a Tennessee prison today after spending 15 years in prison for killing man who hired her for sex

 

Kim Kardashian was one of the first celebrities to publicly call for Brown’s release. She wrote on Twitter in November 2017 that she asked her attorneys if they could help Brown. Other stars followed suit, including Meek Mill, LeBron James, Amy Schumer, Drake and Rihanna.

 

Eventually, then-Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted Brown clemency. In January, Haslam granted her full commutation to parole. She will remain on parole for 10 years.

 

Cyntoia Brown, now 31, was finally set free this morning, August 7.

 

“Early this morning offender Cyntoia Denise Brown was released from the Tennessee Prison for Women,” the Tennessee Department of Correction said in a statement issued at 3:26 a.m. (4:26 a.m. ET).

Man City Complete Deal For Juventus Full-back Joao Cancelo As Danilo Moves Other Way

Manchester City have completed the signing of Portugal right-back Joao Cancelo from Juventus for £60m.

The agreement sees City full-back Danilo, 28, move in the opposite direction for a fee of £34.1m.

Cancelo, 25, has signed a contract at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2025 and becomes City’s third signing of the summer after Angelino and Rodri.

“City are a fantastic club, with a brilliant manager and I am delighted to be here,” said Cancelo.

“Everything about them has impressed me, from the facilities, to their style of play.

“I am always looking to develop my game and win trophies and I believe I can do that here, so now I’m really looking forward to the new season and testing myself in the Premier League.”

Cancelo, who can play further forward as well as at left-back, joined Juventus from Valencia for £35m in 2018 after a season on loan at Inter Milan.

He was part of the Portugal squad that won the Nations League in June, although he did not play.

City director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “Joao is a fine player and an excellent attacking full-back who will provide us with a real threat on the right-hand side.

“We have been impressed with his progress and have no doubt he can continue to shine here in Manchester.

“He fits the profile of player we want here at Manchester City. His best years are ahead of him, he’s technically proficient and has the physical attributes we desire.”

City signed Danilo from Real Madrid for £26.5m in 2017, and he made 22 league starts in 60 appearances for the Blues across all competitions.

The Brazilian, who has agreed a five-year contract at Juve, has been involved in back-to-back Premier League title wins under manager Pep Guardiola but has rarely been viewed as a first choice.

Man Utd Hold Talks With Tottenham Midfielder Christian Eriksen But Think He Favours La Liga Move

Christian Eriksen joined Spurs for £12.5m from Dutch side Ajax in 2013

Manchester United have held talks with Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen but believe he wants to move to Spain.

Eriksen, 27, has scored 66 goals in 277 appearances for Spurs, but said in June he might be keen on a new challenge.

United have halted discussions with the Dane, who has one year left on his Tottenham contract and has previously been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

The Old Trafford club have spent £140m this summer on Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.

United remain in talks with other potential targets, but the Premier League transfer window closes at 17:00 BST so they acknowledge the chance of completing any more deals is not high.

Man Utd To Fine Striker Lukaku For Missing Training

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku has scored 42 goals in 96 appearances for United

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will be fined by the club for missing training without permission.

Belgium international Lukaku, 26, has trained at his former team Anderlecht for the past two days, although Monday was a day off for United players.

Serie A sides Inter Milan and Juventus remain keen on the forward, who did not play in the Premier League club’s pre-season matches because of injury.

In July, United rejected a £54m bid from Inter for Lukaku.

The Italian giants’ manager Antonio Conte has previously confirmed the striker remains his number one target, saying: “I consider him a player who could improve our team.”

Lukaku joined the Red Devils from Everton for an initial £75m in July 2017 and scored 12 league goals last season.

Man City in Talks With Juventus Over Joao Cancelo Swap For Danilo

Joao Cancelo (right) played for Juventus in a pre-season friendly against Tottenham

Manchester City are in talks with Juventus over a deal to sign Portugal right-back Joao Cancelo with Brazil full-back Danilo moving the other way.

There is no agreement yet but City manager Pep Guardiola is keen to strengthen his options on the right.

City, who also have £45m England right-back Kyle Walker in their squad, are expected to pay a fee in addition to 28-year-old Danilo joining Juve.

Cancelo, 25, has also played further forward as well as at left-back.

He joined Juventus from Valencia for £35m in 2018 after spending a season on loan at Inter Milan.

Cancelo was part of the Portugal squad that won the Nations League earlier this summer although he did not play.

City signed Danilo from Real Madrid for £26.5m in 2017.

He has been involved in the Blues’ back-to-back Premier League title wins but has rarely been viewed as a first-choice.

Danilo has made 60 appearances in all competitions but only 22 league starts, the last of which came against Cardiff on 3 April.

‘It’s An Incredible Opportunity’ – Man Utd Make £80m Maguire World’s Most Expensive Defender

Harry Maguire (right) scored five goals in 76 appearances for Leicester

Manchester United have signed England centre-back Harry Maguire from Premier League rivals Leicester City for £80m – a world record fee for a defender.

The 26-year-old has agreed a six-year contract at Old Trafford, with the option of a further year.

The fee for Maguire eclipses the £75m Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk in January 2018.

“When Manchester United come knocking on your door, it is an incredible opportunity,” said Maguire.

Maguire is the second most expensive signing in English top-flight history after new team-mate Paul Pogba (£89m), and becomes the second most expensive British player after Wales winger Gareth Bale, who joined Real Madrid from Tottenham for £85m in 2013.

He is United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s third summer signing, after right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka arrived from Crystal Palace for £50m and winger Daniel James joined from Swansea for £15m.

Maguire added: “From my conversations with the manager, I am excited about the vision and plans he has for the team.

“It’s clear to see that Ole is building a team to win trophies. I am now looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and getting the season started.”

Solskjaer said: “Harry is one of the best centre-backs in the game today.

“He is a great reader of the game and has a strong presence on the pitch, with the ability to remain calm under pressure.

“He will fit well into this group both on and off the pitch.”

Premier League clubs have now spent more than £1bn this summer with three days remaining until the transfer window closes.

From £2.5m to a world record fee

United had a long-standing interest in Maguire but backed away from a deal 12 months ago because they felt the £70m asking price at the time was too high.

Maguire, who signed a five-year contract at Leicester last September, made 69 Premier League appearances for the club he joined from Hull City in 2017.

He began his career at Sheffield United, making 139 league appearances for the Blades before moving to Hull in 2014.

He was part of the side that earned promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs in 2016, but left for Leicester in a £17m deal following the Tigers’ relegation 12 months later.

Maguire made his England debut in August 2017 and helped his country reach the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, scoring in the 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden.

He becomes one of seven centre-backs in United’s squad, alongside Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling and Axel Tuanzebe.

Centre-back statistics since 2016-17 season
Source: Opta
Maguire Van Dijk Laporte Ramos Koulibaly Hummels Umtiti Kompany Pique De Ligt
Mins played 8,326 7,492 8,439 7,253 8,672 6,170 5,512 3,442 7,975 6,447
Tackles 148 102 144 122 169 145 86 50 116 82
Aerial duels won (%) 71% 74% 67% 65% 57% 66% 65% 72% 71% 62%
Interceptions 148 141 140 141 146 144 102 48 104 107
Clearances 469 499 341 268 362 172 166 167 376 317
Errors leading to goals 1 1 0 1 4 2 1 0 3 4

Analysis

What makes him an £80m player is his distribution. He can bring the ball out from the back, he is comfortable in tight areas, he gets out of trouble. That is what makes him an elite player.

He is one of those lads who will walk into the dressing room and settle in straight away.

One day you can see him being a captain of Manchester United.

Paulo Dybala: Man Utd End Talks With Juventus Striker Over Wage Demands

Dybala made his international debut in 2015

Manchester United have ended talks with Paulo Dybala because of the Juventus striker’s wage demands.

United entered talks with the Argentine, 25, as part of a proposed swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku, 26.

However, they were dubious about whether Dybala wanted to join them and viewed his wage demands as excessive.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has targeted young, hungry players and United officials concluded further bids for Dybala would be a move away from that.

Dybala joined Juventus from Palermo in 2015 and scored 10 times for the Italian side last season, including the only goal in the first leg of the Champions League group match against United at Old Trafford in October.

Uncertainty remains over the future of Belgium international Lukaku, who joined the Red Devils from Everton for an initial £75m in July 2017 and scored 12 league goals last term.

Last month United rejected a 60m euro (£53.9m) bid from Juventus’ Serie A rivals Inter Milan for the forward.

But Solskjaer says he has “no doubt” France midfielder Paul Pogba – who has also been linked with a move – still wants to play for the club.

United have reached an agreement to sign England centre-back Harry Maguire from Leicester for £80m – a world record fee for a defender, with the transfer due to be finalised in the near future.

Conte ‘very hopeful’ over Lukaku

Inter boss Antonio Conte revealed he was still hopeful of signing Lukaku.

“We continue to work on it in the best possible way,” he said after his team’s pre-season friendly draw at Tottenham.

“I understand there are some gaps that need to be filled but at the moment I am very hopeful that this will happen.”

Analysis

The emergence of young players such as Mason Greenwood during pre-season, allied to the presence on Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez in the United squad means it is by no means certain a replacement will come in even if Lukaku does leave.

United are continuing to look at potential signings but have ruled out a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, despite being linked with him for much of the summer.

Man City Edge Liverpool On Penalties in Entertaining Community Shield

Manchester City won the Community Shield on penalties after edging Liverpool in an entertaining game in front of a raucous Wembley.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s penalty was saved by City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, before Gabriel Jesus scored the winning kick.

The meeting between two outstanding sides did not disappoint.

City’s Raheem Sterling finally scored his first goal against his old club when he turned home David Silva’s flick-on from close range.

The woodwork was hit three times in quick succession in the second half, as Sterling struck the post in a one on one, Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk shot against the underside of the bar and team-mate Mohamed Salah hit a post.

The Reds drew level when Joel Matip headed home Van Dijk’s cross.

At that stage, Liverpool looked the most likely team to win, with Salah having at least three chances – most remarkably when his header was sensationally cleared off the line by a Kyle Walker bicycle kick.

And so the game went straight to penalties, with City scoring all of theirs.

A game whose competitive status is often questioned – and might end up meaning little as the season goes on – was nonetheless an entertaining start to the top-level season. A curtain-raiser if you will.

City start season with more silverware

City started the game with no recognised striker and Sterling playing up front. That only lasted 13 minutes, because an injury to Bayern Munich target Leroy Sane meant Jesus was brought on. Sane was fit enough to later climb the Wembley steps and collect his medal.

By the time he has departed, City were ahead, with Sterling netting during a period they were down to 10 men.

Kevin de Bruyne, who missed a large portion of last season through injury, was majestic – especially in the first half – with a big hand in the opening goal.

The Belgian found Silva, who knocked the ball on for Sterling to blast home. His shot was straight at Alisson, but hit with such venom from close range he could not keep it out.

City definitely flagged after the break, but they could still have scored more with Sterling hitting the post after Jesus stepped over a Silva through ball.

The England forward really should have done better after being sent through again, this time by Walker, but he stumbled when trying to go round Alisson.

Debutant Rodri, playing the Fernandinho role as a sitting midfielder, was solid for the most part, doing the simple things well without making any headline-making passes.

He was caught daydreaming once as Salah took the ball off him but Bravo – who was excellent in his first appearance since last year’s Community Shield – was off his line quickly to stop the Egyptian.

One slight change to the way City played saw Bravo play short goal-kicks in his box to Nicolas Otamendi, taking advantage of the new laws this summer which passing teams like City and Liverpool are likely to utilise.

They were perhaps lucky the game went straight to penalties and not extra time, with Liverpool in the ascendancy once they had equalised.

But City start the season – as they started last year – with the Community Shield.

Liverpool pay for missed chances

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said before the game he was surprised the Community Shield is not taken more seriously – and went on to question what the point of holding the game even was.

It was the first of seven competitions Liverpool take part in this season, with their Premier League opener against Norwich on Friday followed by the Uefa Super Cup against Chelsea in Istanbul the following Wednesday.

Klopp, despite his reservations about the game, named the strongest team he could – including nine of the XI who started the Champions League final in June.

Divock Origi might have been their unlikely hero last season, but Sadio Mane he is not. The Senegal forward returns to training on Monday after his Africa Cup of Nations final heartbreak. Origi lacked the killer edge on the left side of the front three.

Roberto Firmino and Salah – who both played less than 90 minutes in pre-season friendlies after summer internationals – looked sharp without scoring.

Firmino’s volley after a good turn was well saved and Salah should have done better twice after Oleksandr Zinchenko errors.

Liverpool looked a better team after the break though – with 64.3% possession and 13 shots to City’s three in the second half.

Van Dijk – one of three Liverpool players nominated for the Fifa Best award last week – was unlucky not to equalise when his shot went over Bravo but hit the underside of the bar and bounced onto the line.

But the Dutchman did set up Matip’s equaliser after City failed to sufficiently clear Jordan Henderson’s free-kick.

Salah really should have won the game for Liverpool. One shot looped off Zinchenko and hit the roof of the net, before he took advantage of Rodri’s mistake only to be denied by Bravo.

And the big moment was when he had a shot saved by Bravo, but turned the rebound over the keeper into what appeared to be an empty net before the fantastic intervention of Walker.

On to penalties it went and Bravo’s save from Wijnaldum was the difference.

What can we read into the Community Shield?

It is probably foolhardy to draw too many conclusions into the game.

City and Liverpool produced one of the great title races last season, with Pep Guardiola’s side beating Klopp’s men by 98 points to 97.

Another great battle is expected, and there is no doubt this is now a big rivalry, a new ‘derby’ between two of Europe’s great sides.

Before the game there were the usual mind games by the managers, barbs about spending from Klopp that Guardiola did not appreciate.

Both clubs’ anthems – You’ll Never Walk Alone and Blue Moon – were passionately and deafeningly booed by the opposition fans.

Guardiola got so animated at giving instructions at one stage during a break in play that he came onto the pitch and was shown a yellow card, one of football’s new laws this summer.

But in terms of the football itself, many players were missing full fitness after shortened pre-seasons. The Copa America, Africa Cup of Nations and Uefa Nations League finals have all been this summer.

Sergio Aguero, Mane and Ederson were among the men who will come back into their respective teams. And fitness levels too will improve as the season goes on.

Man of the match – Claudio Bravo

Bravo saves a penalty
As well as stopping the crucial penalty, Claudio Bravo made seven saves in the game

‘No team can dominate for 90 minutes’

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: “An incredible final from both sides. No team can dominate for 90 minutes. We had real good moments. In the last 15 minutes we were exhausted and they had chances to win the game.

“It was a good test for both teams. It’s nice for the players to realise what they will face this season. At this level the difference is nothing. One penalty, one point.

“Manchester United will be back, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea… I don’t know what will happen.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: “Wow, it was a really good performance, a powerful one in the second half. Both teams had a similar pre-season. I spoke to Kevin de Bruyne after the game and we both said we don’t really know where we are yet.

“The least we deserved was the equaliser, one save decided it and I cannot be disappointed today. The performance was much more important than a win. We know we are still here, we can still play proper football.”

VVD finally beaten – the key stats

  • Manchester City have won the Community Shield for a sixth time and are the first side to retain the trophy since Arsenal in August 2015.
  • City are the first side to win the Community Shield having won both the Premier League and the FA Cup in the previous season since Arsenal in August 2002 (beating Liverpool 1-0).
  • Including penalty shootout defeats, only Manchester United and Chelsea (nine each) have ended up on the losing side on more occasions in the Community Shield final than Liverpool (seven – level with Arsenal).
  • In all competitions, Man City have won just two of their last 13 meetings with Liverpool (D4 L7), however they are unbeaten in their last three games against the Reds (W1 D2).
  • Raheem Sterling’s opener for Manchester City was his first goal against his former side Liverpool in what was his 11th appearance against them across all competitions.
  • Virgil van Dijk was dribbled past for the first time in his last 65 competitive appearances (by Gabriel Jesus) for Liverpool, since Mikel Merino did so for Newcastle in March 2018.

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Pogba, Lukaku absent as Man United beat Milan on penalties

Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku were not in the squad as Manchester United finished their pre-season with a penalty-shootout win over AC Milan in the International Champions Cup.   United led through Marcus Rashford, before former Liverpool midfielder Suso and Samu Castillejo put Milan in front. Jesse Lingard levelled up to take the game to […]

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‘No Doubt’ Pogba Will Stay At Man Utd – Solskjaer

Paul Pogba
Pogba played for United against Kristiansund BK in Olso last week

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has “no doubt” midfielder Paul Pogba will stay at the club this summer.

The France World Cup winner missed United’s final pre-season game, a penalty-shootout win over AC Milan in the International Champions Cup.

But Solskjaer said Pogba, who did not travel to Cardiff for the match, was not risked due to a back strain.

“I wasn’t expecting him [to travel],” he said.

“I spoke to him after training and he didn’t feel right. It’s not an injury, it’s just some pain. I wasn’t going to risk anything.”

Reports claimed Pogba failed to make the trip to Cardiff in an attempt to force a move to Real Madrid.

Solskjaer also confirmed the £80m signing of Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire is set to be announced “very soon”.

Jesse Lingard celebrates
Jesse Lingard’s second-half equaliser took the game to penalties

Penalties win in final pre-season game

In addition to Pogba, Romelu Lukaku was also missing as United drew 2-2 at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.

Lukaku’s absence throughout pre-season has also been attributed to injury, but the Belgium striker’s future has been the subject of speculation all summer, with Inter Milan and Juventus reportedly interested.

United led through Marcus Rashford, before former Liverpool midfielder Suso and Samu Castillejo put Milan in front.

Jesse Lingard levelled up to take the game to spot-kicks.

And Welshman Daniel James scored the winning penalty in the Principality Stadium.

Lukaku continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford.

United start their Premier League campaign at home against Chelsea on Sunday, 11 August.

Victory for United against Milan means they have won all six of their pre-season matches, albeit with this one requiring a penalty shootout, which finished 5-4.

Daniel Maldini, the 17-year-old son of Italy and Milan legend Paolo, missed the only spot-kick.

The result means Portuguese side Benfica win the 2019 ICC competition, with United having needed to win by three goals or more to claim the trophy.

Man Utd Agree £80m Deal For Leicester Defender Harry Maguire

Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign England centre-back Harry Maguire from Leicester for £80m – a world record fee for a defender.

The 26-year-old is expected to complete a medical at the club at the weekend.

He will become United’s third summer signing following Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, who arrived from Crystal Palace and Swansea respectively.

Maguire made 69 Premier League appearances for Leicester after joining from Hull City in 2017.

The deal means Maguire becomes the world’s most expensive defender, eclipsing the £75m Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk in January 2018.

United had a long-standing interest in Maguire but they backed away from a deal 12 months ago because they felt the £70m that would be needed for a transfer to be concluded was too high.

Premier League 2018-19 – per 90 minutes
Source: Opta
Harry Maguire Victor Lindelof Chris Smalling Phil Jones Eric Bailly
Aerial duels won 4.1 2.4 4.3 3.3 1.8
Duels won 6.3 4.5 5.9 5.6 5.2
Clearances 5.3 4.1 4.5 4.4 5.2
Passes 61 52 40 54 43

He signed a five-year contract at Leicester last September and manager Brendan Rodgers made it clear at the end of the season he felt Maguire could develop even more if he remained at the club.

Maguire began his career at Sheffield United in 2011, making 139 league appearances for the Blades before joining Hull in 2014.

He was part of the Hull side that earned promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs in 2016 but left for Leicester following the Tigers’ relegation 12 months later.

The defender made his England debut in August 2017 and was part of the side that reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He becomes one of seven central defenders on the books at United, joining Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Axel Tuanzebe.

Analysis

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made signing a central defender a priority this summer.

Three weeks ago, United were still assessing other options but slowly these had fallen by the wayside, leaving Maguire as the single option.

Solskjaer believes Maguire has not only the playing style but also the leadership qualities United’s current squad requires.

Woman Set To Wed Man Whose Facebook Messages She Ignored For Years

A Facebook user is set to wed a man she met on Facebook and ignored for two years. Clare Chidinma began receiving Facebook inbox messages from Maxwell four years ago. But she did not reply his messages for two years. 

When he wouldn’t give up even after two years, Clare decided to respond to him and that was the beginning of a relationship that’ll lead to the altar on Saturday, August 10.

Sharing the story to Facebook, Clare wrote:

 

“God has decided to take this journey of four-years to its permanent site.

It all started on Facebook.He kept saying hi on via messenger for good two-years, I kept ignoring his messages.

God bless the day I replied to you.

Me: Hey young man what’s your problem?

Him: You are the solution to my problem.

Long story short. In a few days, I’ll marry the love of my life. #MaxClare19

August 10th is d date.”

 

Man use his girlfriend for money ritual – see photos

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WICKEDNESS IN D LAND..

Photos of a beautiful young lady who was recently rescued from the clutches of death in Tanzania, have surfaced online. The young lady had reportedly been held underground, in a very deep pit, by her supposed lover. (Scroll down for photos )

God help us ooo from wicked & devilish lovers. Ladies be careful of who you fall in love with because  of money! To those who think that there is no space again @surulere be careful and face your work!

According to our source: This lady was found after 8 good months in a tank where her boyfriend kept her for money ritual.

She was being fed twice in a week chaiiii! Imagine our miraculous God kept her alive till her rescuer came…

It was this man’s maid that noticed that her boss always looked inside one particular tank in his house, out of curiosity the lady (house maid) decided to check the tank after 8 months and behold she found this dehydrated lady inside the tank and alerted the nigeria police force… Na wa o!!

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