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Lewandowski wins but FIFA
Lewandowski wins but FIFA's Best baffles; USWNT's Lloyd, Morgan tipped

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski has pipped Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi to FIFA's Best Men's Player honor, going back-to-back.

Lewandowski and Putellas win FIFA
Lewandowski and Putellas win FIFA 'Best' awards

Bayern Munich's record-setting striker Robert Lewandowski retained FIFA's top men's player title Monday at "The Best" of 2021 ceremony as Barcelona captain Alexia Putellas collected the award for best women's player.

Spezia stun AC Milan in dying seconds at San Siro
Spezia stun AC Milan in dying seconds at San Siro

Emmanuel Gyasi coolly finished a 96th minute counter-attack to give Spezia their first Serie A victory away to AC Milan, 2-1, on Monday night.

Giovanni Reyna likely to miss USMNT
Giovanni Reyna likely to miss USMNT's World Cup qualifiers

Reyna has not played in any games since injuring his right hamstring during the Americans' opening qualifier at El Salvador on Sept. 2.

Dyche has no grudge against Wood over Newcastle move
Dyche has no grudge against Wood over Newcastle move

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has said he feels no bitterness towards Chris Wood over the New Zealand striker's move to Premier League relegation rivals Newcastle.

Aboubakar scores again as Cameroon joined by Burkina Faso in last 16
Aboubakar scores again as Cameroon joined by Burkina Faso in last 16

Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar scored his fifth goal of the Africa Cup of Nations and his already-qualified side were joined by Burkina Faso on Monday in the second round.

Premier League player Power Rankings
Premier League player Power Rankings

Our latest player Power Rankings of the 2021-22 season have arrived, as plenty of new stars are rising into our top 20.

Diego Costa leaves Brazilians Atletico after just five months
Diego Costa leaves Brazilians Atletico after just five months

Former Spain international forward Diego Costa has quit Brazilian champions Atletico Mineiro just five months after returning to his country of birth.

Aboubakar scores again as Cameroon joined by Burkina Faso in last 16
Aboubakar scores again as Cameroon joined by Burkina Faso in last 16

Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar scored his fifth goal of the Africa Cup of Nations as his already qualified side were joined by Burkina Faso on Monday in the second round.

Transfer news: John McGinn to Manchester United, Youri Tielemans to Arsenal
Transfer news: John McGinn to Manchester United, Youri Tielemans to Arsenal

The latest transfer news focuses on John McGinn to Manchester and Youri Tielemans to Arsenal, as quality central midfielders are in demand.

Reyna likely out for Dortmund until after qualifying break
Reyna likely out for Dortmund until after qualifying break

Gio Reyna probably won't play for Borussia Dortmund until after the international break, making it unlikely he will make the roster for the United States' next three World Cup qualifiers. Reyna has not played in any games since injuring his right hamstring during the Americans' opening qualifier at El Salvador on Sept. 2. Dortmund coach Marco Rose said Monday the club was aiming for the 19-year-old midfielder to be available after the international break.

Tuchel rules out changing Chelsea approach to suit misfiring Lukaku
Tuchel rules out changing Chelsea approach to suit misfiring Lukaku

Thomas Tuchel said on Monday it would be wrong to change Chelsea's approach just to suit misfiring striker Romelu Lukaku, insisting the club are doing "everything to help him".

Zimbabwe hope to salvage pride despite early AFCON exit
Zimbabwe hope to salvage pride despite early AFCON exit

Zimbabwe are already eliminated from this year's Africa Cup of Nations even before their final group game against Guinea on Tuesday but the Warriors are hoping to sign off with an overdue victory at the tournament.

Aubameyang returns to Arsenal due to health issues
Aubameyang returns to Arsenal due to health issues

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has returned to Arsenal after suffering health issues while on duty for Gabon at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Reports: Everton want Roberto Martinez return
Reports: Everton want Roberto Martinez return

Everton have reportedly selected former manager Roberto Martinez as their first choice to replace Rafael Benitez.

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Gabon's Aubameyang leaves Cup of Nations, returns to Arsenal

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been allowed to leave the Gabon squad at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and return to his club to continue his recovery from Covid-19, his national team coach said on Monday.

Guardiola hails Man City
Guardiola hails Man City's mental strength

Pep Guardiola has praised the way his Manchester City players have dealt with adversity on and off the pitch after they strengthened their grip on the Premier League title race.

Japanese club plans crowdfunded Iniesta statue
Japanese club plans crowdfunded Iniesta statue

Japan's richest football club Vissel Kobe want to build a bronze statue of World Cup-winning star player Andres Iniesta -- and are launching a crowdfunding project to pay for it.

Rennes thrash sorry Bordeaux as pressure rises on Petkovic
Rennes thrash sorry Bordeaux as pressure rises on Petkovic

Rennes ended a run of three successive Ligue 1 defeats by crushing 10-man Bordeaux 6-0 on Sunday to plunge Vladimir Petkovic's struggling side into the relegation zone.

Holders Algeria shocked at Cup of Nations after gaffe costs Ivory Coast
Holders Algeria shocked at Cup of Nations after gaffe costs Ivory Coast

Equatorial Guinea inflicted a first defeat in 36 games on Algeria on Sunday to leave the reigning champions in serious danger of a group-stage exit from the Africa Cup of Nations after an astonishing goalkeeping blunder cost the Ivory Coast victory against Sierra Leone.

Atalanta hold Inter to give title hopefuls a boost
Atalanta hold Inter to give title hopefuls a boost

Atalanta gave Inter Milan's Serie A title rivals a boost on Sunday with a goalless draw which ends the champions' eight-match winning run and offers AC Milan the chance to claim top spot.

Mahrez-led Algeria must defeat bogey side Ivory Coast to survive
Mahrez-led Algeria must defeat bogey side Ivory Coast to survive

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez must lift struggling Algeria to victory over bogey team Ivory Coast this week or the Africa Cup of Nations holders will make a sensational exit after the first round.

Holders Algeria stunned by Equatorial Guinea at Cup of Nations
Holders Algeria stunned by Equatorial Guinea at Cup of Nations

Reigning champions Algeria are in danger of an early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations after a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of outsiders Equatorial Guinea in Douala on Sunday.

Real Madrid defeat Athletic Bilbao to win Spanish Super Cup
Real Madrid defeat Athletic Bilbao to win Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup by beating Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Sunday as Luka Modric and a Karim Benzema penalty secured a comfortable victory in Saudi Arabia.

Rooney in frame as Benitez sacked as Everton manager
Rooney in frame as Benitez sacked as Everton manager

Rafael Benitez was sacked as Everton manager on Sunday after just 200 days in charge of the struggling Premier League club with former player Wayne Rooney tipped as favourite to take over.

Three talking points from the Premier League weekend
Three talking points from the Premier League weekend

Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 to tighten their grip on the Premier League title race on a weekend again affected by controversial postponements.

10 things we learned in the Premier League - Matchweek 22
10 things we learned in the Premier League - Matchweek 22

Joy and despair, euphoria and anguish on different sides of Manchester these days.

Liverpool relying on abnormal season to catch Man City
Liverpool relying on abnormal season to catch Man City

Wiping out Manchester City's 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League looks an onerous task. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is at least gaining hope from a season with so many sudden variables. Liverpool did manage to end a three-match winless run in the league by beating Brentford 3-0 on Sunday, even with its attacking options depleted by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane being on international duty in Cameroon.

Top five PL goals and saves from Matchweek 22
Top five PL goals and saves from Matchweek 22

Relive the best strikes and saves from Matchweek 22 of the 2021-22 Premier League season.

Khazri scores twice as Tunisia bounce back into contention
Khazri scores twice as Tunisia bounce back into contention

Former Premier League forward Wahbi Khazri scored twice as Tunisia recovered from a controversial loss to Mali by hammering Mauritania 4-0 in Limbe on Sunday in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Goalkeeping gaffe allows Sierra Leone to snatch draw with Ivory Coast
Goalkeeping gaffe allows Sierra Leone to snatch draw with Ivory Coast

Alhaji Kamara bundled the ball into the net following an astonishing goalkeeping blunder in injury time to give Sierra Leone a shock 2-2 draw with the Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations in Douala on Sunday.

Ramsey ignites Aston Villa comeback v. Man United
Ramsey ignites Aston Villa comeback v. Man United

Robbie Mustoe picks Jacob Ramsey as his underappreciated performer of the week after the Aston Villa starlet had a hand in both goals as the Villans roared back against Manchester United.

Ederson stonewalls Chelsea in Manchester City win
Ederson stonewalls Chelsea in Manchester City win

Robbie Earle shines a spotlight on Ederson's massive performance, as the Manchester City goalkeeper made several massive saves to make sure Kevin De Bruyne's goal was enough to beat Chelsea.

Every Premier League goal from Matchweek 22
Every Premier League goal from Matchweek 22

Watch all the goals from Matchweek 22 of the 2021-22 Premier League season.

Jurgen Klopp reaction: No Salah or Mane, Brentford win, 350th game at Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp reaction: No Salah or Mane, Brentford win, 350th game at Liverpool

"I'm happy. When I arrived in 2015, the picture looked completely different. It has been intense times since then."

Fabinho: Liverpool showed quality v. Brentford
Fabinho: Liverpool showed quality v. Brentford

Fabinho thought Liverpool showed off the depth of their squad in the Reds' comfortable 3-0 win over Brentford.

PL Update: Liverpool cruise; Leeds United thrill
PL Update: Liverpool cruise; Leeds United thrill

Robbie Earle and Danny Higginbotham recap Sunday's two-game Premier League slate, as Liverpool batted Brentford aside while Jack Harrison's hat trick lifted Leeds over West Ham.

Who should be Everton
Who should be Everton's next full-time manager?

Rebecca Lowe weighs in on some of the biggest questions around the Premier League after Everton sacked Rafael Benitez and Ralf Rangnick and Anthony Martial butted heads at Man United.

Minamino nets third Liverpool goal v. Brentford
Minamino nets third Liverpool goal v. Brentford

Brentford completely botch their attempt to play out of defense, serving Takumi Minamino and Liverpool a 3-0 lead on a platter to put the result beyond doubt at Anfield.

Oxlade-Chamberlain grabs 2-0 Liverpool advantage
Oxlade-Chamberlain grabs 2-0 Liverpool advantage

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stoops to meet Andy Robertson's cross and put home a bullet header that doubles Liverpool's lead over Brentford.

Harrison gets hat trick, gives Leeds 3-2 edge
Harrison gets hat trick, gives Leeds 3-2 edge

Jack Harrison remarkably scores his third go-ahead goal of the day, finishing off his hat trick and restoring Leeds United's advantage against West Ham.

Barrow converts late penalty to snatch draw for Gambia
Barrow converts late penalty to snatch draw for Gambia

Musa Barrow converted a 90th-minute penalty for Gambia to snatch a 1-1 draw against Mali with the matchday 2 result set to take both teams through to the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Fornals nets second West Ham equalizer v. Leeds
Fornals nets second West Ham equalizer v. Leeds

West Ham find their response early in the second half, as Pablo Fornals turns home Michail Antonio's pass to restore the deadlock against Leeds again.

Rafael Benitez fired by Everton
Rafael Benitez fired by Everton

Rafael Benitez has been fired by Everton after a horrendous run of results for the Merseyside club.

Benitez sacked as Everton manager
Benitez sacked as Everton manager

Rafael Benitez was sacked as Everton manager on Sunday after just 200 days in charge of the struggling Premier League club.

Fabinho nods Liverpool into the lead v. Brentford
Fabinho nods Liverpool into the lead v. Brentford

Trent Alexander-Arnold's corner makes it all the way through to Fabinho, who nudges a header past Alvaro Fernandez to get Liverpool in front of Brentford.

Transfer news: Diego Costa to Arsenal, Eriksen to Premier League
Transfer news: Diego Costa to Arsenal, Eriksen to Premier League

The latest transfer news in the Premier League focuses on two superb players potentially returning with Diego Costa to Arsenal and Christian Eriksen having options among the latest reports.

Harrison gets Leeds right back in front of Hammers
Harrison gets Leeds right back in front of Hammers

West Ham's equalizer holds up for less than three minutes, as Jack Harrison bags his second goal of the game to get Leeds back in front.

West Ham vs Leeds: How to watch, live stream, TV, team news, start time, odds, prediction
West Ham vs Leeds: How to watch, live stream, TV, team news, start time, odds, prediction

Back in the top-four, West Ham will try to ride their resurgent wave to a win over Leeds on Sunday.

Martial denies Rangnick claim over refusal to be in United squad
Martial denies Rangnick claim over refusal to be in United squad

Anthony Martial contradicted Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick's claim he refused to be in the squad for Saturday's match with Aston Villa saying he would "never disrespect the club and the fans."


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