Breaking:Rogers Pencilled For Leicester City Job

Rogers Pencilled For Leicester :One time Liverpool boss now Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers may be confirmed as Leicester City’s new manager after holding talks with the Premier League club.

Former Liverpool boss Rodgers is in the Midlands after discussions on Monday night and a deal to replace the sacked Claude Puel is believed to be close.

Celtic are eight points clear of nearest rivals Rangers in the league as they chase an eighth successive title.

Rodgers has won every domestic trophy he has contested – two Scottish Premierships, three Scottish League Cups and two Scottish Cups – since arriving at Parkhead in the summer of 2016.

They reached the group stages of the Champions League in his first two seasons, but were knocked out in the third qualifying round by AEK Athens.

Last week, they bowed out of the Europa League at the last-32 stage for the second successive season, losing to Valencia.

Puel was dismissed after 16 months in charge following Saturday’s 4-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

The 57-year-old Frenchman left the club 12th in the Premier League having lost five of their past six league games.

Rodgers has rebuilt a reputation in Scotland after his failure at Liverpool and is certainly not short of personality or charisma.

The 46-year-old also plays attractive, attacking football and shares in Puel’s penchant for promoting young talent. 

BREAKING:FIFA BAN CHELSEA FC

The World Football Governing Body FIFA has Banned The English Premier League famous Blues, Chelsea from signing players in the next two transfer windows for breach of youth players rules.

Chelsea have also been fined 600,000 Swiss francs, while the English Football Association was fined 510,000 Swiss francs.

The ban does not prevent the release of players and will not apply to Chelsea’s women’s and futsal teams.

The Premier League club can appeal against the world governing body’s decision.

It comes following a Fifa investigation into the Blues’ signing of foreign under-18 players, including former striker Bertrand Traore.

Based on documents from Football Leaks, French website Mediapart claimed 19 Chelsea signings had been looked at in a three year-long investigation.

Mediapart alleged that 14 of those signings were under the age of 18.

Courtesy:FIFA

Plane Tragedy: Sala’s Body Found

Emiliano Sala's body identified in plane wreckage

Cardiff City record signing player Emiliano Sala’s body has been recovered from the wreckage of a crashed plane.

Sala, 28, was travelling to Cardiff in a plane piloted by David Ibbotson, when it went missing over the English Channel on 21 January.

The Argentine’s body was recovered late on Wednesday after the wreckage was found on Sunday morning. Dorset Police confirmed the identification on Thursday night. The Geo Ocean III, which was involved in finding the wreckage, took the body back to the nearest port of Portland in Dorset, where the body was formally identified.

The Piper Malibu N264DB was en route from France to Cardiff, after the Argentine striker made a quick trip back to his former club Nantes two days after his £15m transfer to Cardiff was announced.

Sala Plane Disaster, Wreckage, 1 Body Found.

The Wreckage of the Piper Malibu N264DB aircraft carrying Cardiff City record signing footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson which disappeared over the English Channel on January 21st 2019 after leaving Nantes in France for Cardiff has been found.

One body yet to be identified was found in the wreckage located at the seabed on Sunday.

The UK Air Accident Investigation Branch AAIB which confirmed the discovery said it its next steps is to consultate both families, before publishing an interim report within a month of the incident.

Two separate underwater searches were launched on Sunday morning, almost two weeks after the plane vanished from radar.

It includes an official underwater search, coordinated by the UK Air Accident Investigation Branch, and a privately funded search directed by marine scientist David Mearns, on behalf of the Sala family.

The Piper Malibu N264DB aircraft disappeared over the English Channel on January 21 after leaving Nantes in France for Cardiff.

The pilot had requested to descend then lost contact with Jersey air traffic control.

An official search operation was called off on January 24 as Guernsey’s harbour master Captain David Barker said the chances of survival was extremely remote.

Two seat cushions, which investigators believed could from the plane, were found on Monday on the north-west coast of France.

The Picture of the underwater wreckage released shows the rear left side of the main body of the plane, including part of the aircraft registration.

Premier League: Cup Holders Man City Struggle

They are gunning for the leadership of the English Premier League. Yes current league holders Man-city and Liverpool are targeting the cup, But when Man City played Newcastle in their last game, The result 1-2 loss to Newcastle leaves City four points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool, who now have a game in hand. In the game, City were ahead after 24 seconds – the quickest goal in the Premier League this season – when Sergio Aguero pounced on David Silva’s header back across goal to finish from close range on the volley, the latest example of his instincts inside the area.

It was the Argentine’s 15th goal in 13 Premier League appearances against Newcastle and his 17th of the season so far.

City’s start suggested their extension of a 22-game unbeaten run against Newcastle, but much of the play thereafter disjointed.

Aguero had the ball in the net again after 17 minutes, flicking home brilliantly from Kevin De Bruyne’s inch-perfect free-kick – but it was ruled out by the referee, Paul Tierney, because the Belgian had taken it before the whistle had been blown.

And with City still struggling to produce fluent, free-flowing football, Newcastle were becoming more expressive, and on 66 minutes Salomon Rondon levelled, hooking the ball past Ederson after City failed to deal with a looping ball into the box.

And 15 minutes later, disaster struck. Fernandinho, unaware of Sean Longstaff behind him, turned into trouble and brought down the 21-year-old. Tierney immediately awarded a penalty, and Matt Ritchie made no mistake from the spot.

Coming Next is City Hosting Arsenal on Sunday in another key Premier League encounter.

Results Premier League wk 24: Arsenal 2-1 Cardiff City, Fulham 4-2 Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield Town 0-1 Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 West Ham United Manchester United 2-2 Burnley, Newcastle United 2-1 Manchester City

2018/19 Spanish Copa del Rey (1/4 finals second leg): Valencia 3-1 Getafe (Valencia 3-2 aggregate)

2018/19 Copa Italia (¼ final): AC Milan 2-0 Napoli

2018/19 French League Cup (Semi-final): EA Guingamp 2-2 AS Monaco (FT. EA Guingamp 5-4 penalties)

Cardiff City’s Sala on Missing Plane

Cardiff city Premier League club may have lost their record signing footballer Emiliano Sala in a Plane disaster. The Footballer is reported missing in a light plane by the french civil aviation authority over the Channel Islands.

The Argentine striker was one of two people on board the Piper Malibu which lost contact in the Channel Islands on Monday night.Cardiff City signed the 28-year-old for a club-record £15m fee from French club Nantes on Saturday.

Police said there was no trace of the Cardiff-bound aircraft which left Nantes at 19:15pm Monday night. The French navy have began the search and rescue mission with other agencies but nothing has been found around more than 1,000sq miles searched by five aircraft and two lifeboats.

He has been among the top scorers in France in recent years with 13 league and cup goals this season, third behind Kylian Mbappe and Nicolas Pepe.

He was due to join his new teammates for training today Tuesday. The most recent tweet from Sala’s account was a picture of him and his former team-mates, captioned “the last goodbye”And

Its been a massive shock to the fans At the Cardiff City Stadium. Sala began his playing career at Argentine side Club Proyecto Crecer, before moving to French club Girondins Bordeaux in 2012.

Courtesy, BBC

Rooney The BAD BOY

Former England Captain striker Wayne Rooney was reported to have been arrested on public intoxication and charged to court in the US.

The 33-year-old was arrested at Washington-Dulles Airport in Virginia on December 16 before being released without bail.

The former England and Manchester United captain, who had been travelling to Saudi Arabia for a sporting event, subsequently paid a fine of $25 on January 4 for breaking the law.

Virginia law states that “if any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, narcotic drug or other intoxicant or drug of whatever nature, he shall be deemed guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor”.

The DC United striker responded through a spokesperson later on Sunday explaining the situation and saying it is now past.

“During the flight Wayne took a prescribed amount of sleeping tablets mixed with some alcohol consumption and consequently was disorientated on arrival,” the spokesperson said.

“He received a statutory automatic fine and was released shortly afterwards at the airport.

He made an immediate impact at Audi Field, scoring 12 goals in 21 matches to help lift the side from the bottom of MLS’ Eastern Conference to secure a playoff place.

Despite that disappointment Rooney was named as D.C. United’s MVP and Golden Boot winner for the 2018 season.

In September 2017, Rooney was arrested by Cheshire police for driving over the drink-drive limit. Rooney, who was playing for Everton at the time, subsequently pleaded guilty to drink-driving at Stockport Magistrates’ Court later that month.

He was fined £170, banned from driving for two years and ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order. His club Everton also fined Rooney two weeks’ wages in the region of £300,000.

Rooney has scored more than 250 career goals since making his debut as a 16-year-old for Everton in 2002.

He joined Manchester United in 2004 and went on to score 253 goals to become the Red Devils’ all-time top goalscorer. 

Rooney is also England’s top scorer and second most-capped player with 53 goals in 120 international appearances.He retired from international football in August 2017 but came out of retirement for a farewell appearance against the United States at Wembley in November.

Courtesy:goal.com

Man City Cut Liverpool’s Lead to 7 points

After two straight defeats, English Premier League defending champions Manchester City have bounced back when beat Southampton 3-1 and reduce league leaders Liverpool’s advantage to seven points.

Southampton responded to David Silva’s early opener when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg took the ball off Oleksandr Zinchenko and fired it into the top corner.

City had luck on their side when Raheem Sterling’s shot deflected off James Ward-Prowse to make it 2-1.

Sergio Aguero’s back-post header completed the scoring before half-time.

Southampton goalscorer Hojbjerg – who had only just returned from suspension – was shown a straight red card for a lunging tackle on Fernandinho with just over five minutes to go.

City had a number of decent chances as Silva, Aguero and Riyad Mahrez all went close in the first half and Aguero smacked the crossbar after the break.

Southampton threatened too and Charlie Austin was twice denied by City keeper Ederson in the first half before Hojbjerg’s equaliser.

But the Saints were ultimately undone by Pep Guardiola’s free-flowing side, who move up to second place in the table.

Liverpool had gone 10 points clear of City at the top of the table with a devastating 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal on Saturday, meaning the defending champions needed victory to keep pace in the title race.

It means City can cut Liverpool’s lead to four points when they meet at the Etihad Stadium on 3 January.

Liverpool Trash Newcastle 4-0, In PremierLeague

Liverpool fc beat Newcastle 4-0 to go seven points clear of City in the English Premier League

After the final blast, at the King Power Manchester City have lost by two goals to one! That’s three defeats in their last four games and we’re approaching full crisis mode at the Etihad!

English Premier League

Team P W D L GD Pts
1 Liverpool 19 16 3 0 36 51
2 Tottenham Hotspur 19 15 0 4 24 45
3 Manchester City 19 14 2 3 36 44
4 Chelsea 18 11 4 3 20 37
5 Arsenal 18 11 4 3 16 37
6 Manchester United 19 9 5 5 6 32
7 Leicester City 19 8 4 7 2 28
8 Everton 19 7 6 6 2 27
9 Watford 18 8 3 7 0 27
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 7 5 7 -2 26
11 Bournemouth 19 8 2 9 -6 26
12 West Ham United 18 7 3 8 -2 24
13 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 6 3 9 -6 21
14 Crystal Palace 19 5 4 10 -8 19
15 Newcastle United 19 4 5 10 -12 17
16 Southampton 18 3 6 9 -14 15
17 Cardiff City 19 4 3 12 -20 15
18 Burnley 19 3 3 13 -24 12
19 Fulham 19 2 5 12 -26 11
20 Huddersfield Town 19 2 4 13 -22 10

Premier League: Liverpool Win As Struggling Wolves Stun Chelsea.

Liverpool came from behind to beat struggling Burnley 3 goals to 1 to .stay in touch with leaders Manchester City in the Premier League table.

Jack Cork gave the hosts a surprise lead after Alisson could not gather the ball following a corner but Jurgen Klopp’s side hit back with three goals.

James Milner equalised with a superb low finish from distance and Firmino, one of seven players left out from the side that started against Everton on Sunday, tapped home from Virgil van Dijk’s athletic cutback.

Xherdan Shaqiri ensured Liverpool moved back to within two points of Pep Guardiola’s side with a clinical counter-attack goal moments after Alisson had saved superbly to deny Ben Mee.

But in another match, Wolves fought back from a goal down to stun Chelsea For their first victory in seven Premier League matches.

The visitors went ahead when Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s 25-yard effort was headed into his own net by Wolves captain Conor Coady.

Chelsea had chances to extend their lead but Willian had a free-kick tipped over, Antonio Rudiger shot off target and N’Golo Kante fired just wide.

Those misses proved costly as Raul Jimenez’s low strike, following a fine run from 18-year-old midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, made it level.

Wolves scored the stunner four minutes later as Matt Doherty’s cross was finished at the back post by Diogo Jota for his first Premier League goal.

It is now back-to-back away league defeats for Maurizio Sarri’s side, who drop down to fourth below Tottenham and remain 10 points behind leaders Manchester City, who they meet next at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday.