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Mane surpassed Ronaldo in the number of Premier League goals

Sadio Mane plays a hero to help Liverpool win Chelsea in the second round of the Premier League. The Senegal striker was the one who directly caused the opponent to play without people in the second half.

He broke the offside trap and accelerated to face Kepa forcing Christensen to use both hands to stop and receive a red card. After that, Mane scored both goals to help Liverpool win the second consecutive.

This stellar performance made Mane the third Liverpool player to double against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. Before that, only Steve McManaman (December 1995) and Philippe Coutinho (October 2015) did the same thing.

Mane surpassed Ronaldo to score more goals in the Premier League

Sadio Mane overcame Cristiano Ronaldo in Premier League goals by scoring a double for Liverpool against Chelsea.

Mane forced Christensen to foul from behind and received a red card

The double against Chelsea also helped Mane increase his Premier League scoring record to 86, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievement at MU in the past. The two made 196 appearances, but Mane scored 2 more goals than the Portuguese senior.

Mane’s current record is on par with two other former Premier League players, Fernando Torres and Eden Hazard. Besides, Mane also leveled Torres’ Liverpool record when they both had 65 goals, ranking sixth in the club’s best strikers list in the Premier League.

Christensen received a red card for a foul

But the Senegal striker still has plenty of opportunities to increase his performance at the age of 28 and can play more years in the Premier League.

When Mane was just a goalkeeper in front of Kepa who went out of the box, the Senegal striker was embraced by Christensen from behind and fell into the field. Of course, Christensen had no chance to get the ball back in this situation. He reluctantly chose to make a foul.

Although referring to the VAR technology, it is not surprising that the Tierney referee draws a red card (instead of the previous yellow card) for the Danish defender for a foul in the situation where the opponent has a chance to score clear.

Liverpool enjoyed the free-kick in a very dangerous position but Trent Alexander-Arnold, who scored in both Premier League matches against Chelsea last season, could not make it difficult for Kepa.

Top 5 best Premier League rookies in 2019/20 season (Part 2)

Bruno Fernandes has contributed shoes to 15 goals for MU in the English Premier League after only 14 appearances (7 goals, 8 assists). This achievement is the best in the league and only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the same time in the top 5 leagues in Europe.

He was the first MU player since Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2007/08 season to win the Player of the Month award for the second time in a row in the Premier League. Fernandes has played an important role in helping MU finish the season in 3rd place in the Premier League and win tickets to the Champions League next season.

Midfielder Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea)

Under Sarri, midfielder Mateo Kovacic was one of the important factors. The star was born in 1994 more than 50 times in the 2018/19 season, which helped him to be bought by Chelsea. The Blues paid £ 40 million to sign the Croatian player from Real Madrid. This contract is also effective.

Mateo Kovacic was a regular choice in the squad under Lampard, he contributed 2 goals and 3 assists in the Premier League. The 26-year-old star is also heavily involved in the play of the London team, he shows that he is worth the money the Stamford Bridge team spent.

Striker Raul Jimenez (Wolves)

Last season, Raul Jimenez played for Wolves on loan from Benfica. The star was born in 1991 and played extremely well, he caused “Wolves” to spend up to 34 million pounds to buy himself. This contract has brought about maximum effectiveness.

In the 2019/20 season, Raul Jimenez exploded, leading the list of “Wolves” in the English Premier League with 17 goals and 6 assists. If counted in every arena he has 26 goals and 10 passes into the table.

Raul Jimenez deserves to be one of the best strikers in the Premier League at the moment, he is currently in the sights of many big teams. Juventus, Barca, or Tottenham accept up to 60 million pounds to buy 29-year-old players.

Top 5 best Premier League rookies in 2019/20 season (Part 1)

The Premier League 2019/20 season has officially ended. Now, let’s have a look through the list of the best rookies this season.

Defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka (MU)

Last summer, MU spent £ 50 million to recruit defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace. The English player quickly integrated and shined brightly in the Red Devils shirt. The first season at MU, Wan-Bissaka played 44 times on all fronts, including 35 times in the Premier League.

The English star is Solskjaer’s coach No. 1 in the right-back position, he stands out for the tackles. According to statistics, the star born in 1997 made up to 129 tackles, the most league. Last season, in the shirt of Crystal Palace, Wan-Bissaka also had no rivals in this statistic.

In addition to the ability to tuck the ball Wan-Bissaka also has 67 slices and 60 shots in the Premier League this season, he is one of the best right defenders in the league at the moment. Wan-Bissaka also gradually improved his offensive support, he closed the 2019/20 season with 4 assists.

Goalkeeper Dean Henderson (Sheffield)

Last season, Dean Henderson played in Sheffield shirt on loan from MU, although impressive, but he was not given the opportunity at Old Trafford. The star born in 1997 continued to play for Sheffield on loan, and he continued to have a booming season.

Dean Henderson has kept 13 clean sheets in the Premier League this season, making a big contribution to making Sheffield one of the best defensive clubs in the league. With his impressive form in the past two seasons, Henderson is expected to become a counterweight to David de Gea next season.

Midfielder Bruno Fernandes (MU)

In January this year, MU decided to spend 80 million euros to buy midfielder Bruno Fernandes, of which 55 million pounds were paid immediately, the rest depends on the contributions of the Portuguese player. The player born in 1994 did not take much time to prove his ability.

How does Liverpool receive the Cup after the match against Chelsea?

The new Premier League king will receive a medal and lift the Cup at Anfield. This will happen immediately after the match against Chelsea on July 23.

The Cup lifting ceremony will take place on The Kop stand. This is the most famous stands at Anfield. Legendary Kenny Dalglish will award the medal to the players before captain Jordan Henderson wins the title.

Liverpool is building the podium in glory between The Kop. Surrounding the area are banners made by Liverpool fans themselves.

The match between Liverpool and Chelsea took place in the penultimate round of the Premier League. Liverpool has completed the task in the season, but Chelsea is in desperate need of points to stay third. Leicester City and Man Utd are four points behind them, but playing less than one match.

Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students have won the English Premier League title since June. However, they have not been able to celebrate the title with the fans. The Covid-19 pandemic caused the teams to play in an empty stadium.It also forced fans to watch from afar, avoiding crowds.

When Liverpool had enough points to take the throne, hundreds of supporters poured into the streets to celebrate the victory despite the warning. Many people gathered overnight at the harbor, leading to criticism by the club itself and the city mayor.

How did Liverpool receive the Cup amidst the COVID-19 pandemic?

Because of Covid-19, Liverpool had to follow the unprecedented rules of the Premier League after the match against Chelsea.

Without fans coming to celebrate at Anfield, Liverpool will hold a sound and light show on the occasion of returning to the English football throne after 30 years of waiting.

They have set up the stage in the stands and the players will stand scattered in this area during the ceremony. The rest of the yard will be turned off, followed by a light show, on the soundtrack of the song A Sky Full of Stars by Cold Play.

According to Athletic, each Liverpool player is arranged in one area on the stage, so that they can be spaced apart for most of the ceremony. Only when captain Jordan Henderson holds the Cup to lift it can the players get closer.

The pressure of Man Utd to win over Southampton in Premier League

With Manchester City attending the European Cup, Man Utd will have to win all four rounds to secure the top 4, from today’s match against Southampton.

If you have to choose the team that is most affected by the penalty of banning Man City from attending the European Cup, the name that appears first and only sure is Man Utd.

The reason is not only the “Red Devils” ranked fifth in most of the 2019-2020 season, meaning that you can automatically attend the Champions League if the opponent is penalized, but also by the completely opposite style of Ole’s teachers and students. Gunnar Solskjaer before and after the incident.

The situations

Before February 14, the time UEFA issued a notice to punish Man City. Meanwhile, Man Utd was in a series of bad matches. In the League Cup, they were knocked out of the semi-finals by Man City himself. In the English Premier League, “Reds” fans were severely eroded by a three-match winning streak. This included two embarrassing defeats with the same score 0-2 against Liverpool and Burnley.

Rio Ferdinand, after losing to Burnley, complained that the old team had nothing to justify poor performance. Paul Scholes even hinted that fans should forget this season, then wait for new recruits in the summer of 2020.

But then the penalty of Man City appeared. Three days later, Man Utd responded positively on the pitch. Despite controlling the ball 39% and finishing with half of Chelsea, Solskjaer’s teachers and opponents defeated 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Three full points helped Man Utd climb to seventh place, closing the gap with Chelsea ranked fourth to three points. Hope to participate in the Champions League in Old Trafford, because if the penalty of Man City upheld, ranked fifth “Reds” also return to Europe’s number one playground.

That belief was extended by Man Utd with a series of positive results after that. Along with the arrival of Bruno Fernandes and the return of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, the 20-time Premier League club is the best team in the fog after Covid-19. From the top 4 points six points before the penalty of Man City, they stand the opportunity to jump to third, the team ranked fourth by two points, if they beat Southampton.

Because Chelsea still has to meet the new Liverpool king. Leicester also has to face Tottenham and Man Utd in the remaining three rounds.

Man City lost their third match in a row of Premier League

He finished and took the ball to triple Southampton, but City lost 1-0 in Round 33 of the Premier League on 5/7 night.

Than the fifth-ranked team Man Utd 11 points, and still have six games in hand, the task of keeping in the top 4 with Man City is almost within the reach of Pep Guardiola’s teachers and students.

With a few-match squad, City were matched during the first half of the first half. While the attack failed to deliver a single shot, the defense made a mistake in the 16th minute. Oleksandr Zinchenko missed the ball on the home side. Che Adams grabbed and lobbed the ball directly into the visitors’ net, when he saw goalkeeper Ederson rise.

Adams (No. 10) scored the only goal of the match

The early defeat made Man City awake. Seven minutes after the goal, Riyad Mahrez dribbled the right wing, creating an opportunity for Gabriel Jesus to finish the 5m50 goal but the ball went out. 30 minutes, Fernandinho out legs extremely fast outside the penalty area.

The ball sank, over the reach of the Southampton goalkeeper but found the post. 37 minutes, Mahrez missed another situation to face when sinking in, bringing the ball to the position of the home keeper.

Long shot hit the post of Fernandinho

Outside the pitse lane, Guardiola eagerly put De Bruyne’s main card on the field. But when the Belgian midfielder had not left a mark, Man City almost lost more. In about more than five minutes, the blue shirt defense twice made mistakes.

In the final minutes of the match, Man City stuffed many balls into the wings and then dropped into the penalty area of ​​Southampton, but this kick did not work. Losing 0-1, Guardiola’s army received their third defeat in an away field in the Premier League. Before that, they lost to Man Utd 0-2 on 8/3 and Chelsea 1-2 on 25/6.

With Southampton, three full points helped them more than 18th-ranked team Aston Villa 16 points. Because the season was only five rounds, the Southern team soon relegated successfully.

Chelsea lost to West Ham at the last minute in the 32nd round of Premier League

Benefited from the end of the first half, but Chelsea were West Ham upstream in the 89th minute and lost 2-3 in the 32nd Premier League night on 1/7.

Goals: Soucek 45 + 2 ‘, Antonio 51’, Yarmolenko 89 ‘- Willian (penalty) 42′, 72’

As one of only two teams to win in the English Premier League after Covid-19 (with Wolves), Chelsea wanted to re-establish a five-point gap with Man Utd and Wolves, after the two teams won in the early matches of round 32. Determined it was concretized by Frank Lampard and his students by controlling the ball at the beginning of the match. In the first 20 minutes of the first half, the ball almost rolled on the home ground.

West Ham are struggling with relegation, despite being heavily invested in the squad before the 2019-2020 season. Before the reception of Chelsea, they equaled Aston Villa, Bournemouth in positions from 17 to 19. One point, with David Moyes’s teachers and students at this time, was very valuable. They set up a double-decker bus in front of goal Lukasz Fabianski with the intention of reconciling.

A competitive match

The game became dramatic at the end of the first half. 36 minutes, the referee canceled Tomas Soucek (West Ham) goal, after referring to VAR because the host was offside. Less than five minutes later, Diop fouled Christian Pulisic in the penalty area. Chelsea were awarded a penalty and Willian completed the task, opening the score.

A loss will push West Ham near the First Division, but the London team will not panic after the goal. On the contrary, Soucek – who was denied a goal by VAR – restored the balance in the first half. In the first minute of injury time, this center-back struck a fierce header, not giving goalkeeper Kepa the opportunity to make a clearance.

Losing in the London derby, Chelsea not only missed the chance to occupy the third position of Leicester, the team had just lost to Everton 1-2, but also were Man Utd, Wolves narrowed the gap to two points. And West Ham went a long way on the relegation path thanks to the three-point distance with the red-light group.

Tottenham won the first match in Premier League since February

England Striker Harry Kane scored in the 2-0 win of the hosts Tottenham against West Ham, in the round of 31 Premier League on the evening of June 23.

West Ham entered the match better, but Tottenham gradually dominated the match. The hosts conceded the visitors at the end of the first half thanks to Son Heung-min, but the goal was denied by VAR because the Korean striker was offside.

But Tottenham still won the first match since February 16, with two goals in the second half. Harry Kane opened fire to set the score 2-0, scoring 137th in 200 matches for Tottenham in the Premier League.

Kane scored his first goal in 2020

This match Mourinho used an optimal attack, with Lucas Moura, Dele Alli and Son supporting striker Kane. Opponents West Ham are struggling with the relegation battle, so enter the determination. The second minute, the visitors coordinate beautifully, but Moussa Sissoko promptly jerked to the rescue for Tottenham.

The first opportunity for the host only came in 20 minutes, with a long shot for Moura. The ball was stretched but was in the right position of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

The two teams continued to struggle until the end of the first half, Son receiving the ball from Lo Celso in the penalty area. The Korean star cheated on a player and shot in a tight corner to beat Fabianski. The goal was not recognized because VAR confirmed Son was offside, even just a little bit.

The situation Son is offside

Tottenham played better in the second half. 50 minutes, Serge Aurier stretch for Kane hit the heels of the city. This time Fabianski promptly rushed to close the corner and block. Four minutes later, West Ham retaliated with the delicious opportunity of Pablo Fornals. From the horizontal line of Jarrod Bowen, Fornals shot in an empty posture, deviating from the post.

The opportunity came to Kane again in the 59th minute, after a combination of Son and Lo Celso. The English striker took a left-footed shot to the wrong foot. He knelt and held his face in regret. But Tottenham still celebrated the goal five minutes later. From a corner taken by Erik Lamela, midfielder Tomas Souce fumbled with a counterattack while goalkeeper Fabianski could not reflect.

West Ham nearly equalized in the 78th minute, from a direct free kick. The ball bounced and was passed by Felipe Anderson to Bowen’s feet. Bowen takes a shot, but the ball bounces off the outside of the post.

Liverpool are ranked 14th in the Premier League for player purchases

The amount of money spent on Liverpool’s transfer of the last 5 years is 136.4 million USD – only one sixth of Man City.

This football team used to spend huge sums of money to recruit Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker, but it was offset by the sale of Coutinho to Barca for $ 183 million.

Liverpool succeeded by buying and selling tactics

Liverpool are only 14th in net spending over the past five years in the Premier League, far behind the $ 763.3 million of the leading team Man City. Man Utd ranked second with 615 million USD. Third place goes to Arsenal with $ 340 million.

Chelsea stands right above Liverpool, when only spending $ 146.5 million. The Stamford Bridge team managed to partially balance the trade thanks to Eden Hazard’s sale to Real Madrid last year. However, if the purchase of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig for $ 68 million is confirmed, the amount of Chelsea will increase again.

Tottenham is the team that actually spent at least among the six big teams: $ 135 million. Meanwhile, Norwich are the only team in the 20 Premier League teams this season to make a profit from a five-year transfer. They earned 32.3 million USD. However, Norwich are currently last and most likely relegated.

Liverpool was praised for not buying Werner

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore thinks that Timo Werner has not reached the level of Ronaldo or Messi for the old club to buy at all costs.

Since last summer, rumors of Liverpool pursuing Werner have emerged. However, when the contract between Chelsea and the German international was completed, the Leipzig representative said, Liverpool did not make any offers to ask, although Werner is playing the best season of his career with 31 goals in 41 matches.

Many British newspapers say that the $ 68 million fee for Werner is the main reason why Liverpool dropped Leipzig striker in the summer of 2020. But Collymore thinks that the cause is entirely in expertise.

Compared to Liverpool, Chelsea is at the stage of reconstruction in Frank Lampard’s era. At Stamford Bridge, the 24-year-old striker was almost certain to start.

How is sports industry in the UK after Brexit? (Part 2)

The sport is very entertaining and quite attractive, currently lacking about 1,000 workers to participate in the service of the racetrack, the horseshoe area, while up to 10% of the labor in this sport comes from the EU.

F1 is another example due to its cross-border supply chain-dependent characteristics. 7/11 F1 racing team is located in England, headquarters of the F1 organizers are also in London.

The disadvantages

Cricket and rugby executives expressed concern about the ability to attract and retain top talent around the so-called “Kolpak Rules,” named after Maros Kolpak – a soccer player. throw Slovaks.

As a result, citizens of nations that are part of the European Union Association Agreement (free trade agreements between the EU and 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries), enjoy the same rights similar to EU citizens.

Many countries have taken advantage of this to get the service of South African athletes, who thrive on both cricket and rugby. These are also two sports that the British desire to create the influence of the Premier League in football, but the talent supply is not as rich as the athletes’ barrier of visa.

Another difficulty for British sports is the opportunity to organize big events which are their strengths. Thanks to its position as well as the level of organization, the UK is always a prime place to host the largest events of the sports world.

In 2020 alone, England will have semifinals, EURO 2020 finals, Netball World Cups, Snooker, London Grand Prix, Wimbledon and Golf Open Championship.

According to Professor Simon Chadwick, when leaving the EU, many of the UK’s advantages will no longer exist for such exchanges, forcing the government to have preferential policies if it does not want to lose the right to host. Of course, the UK has approved a potential trade agreement with the United States to divert money from the Atlantic across the country to replace the previous EU market.

Reverse training

According to the lawyers, in the post-Brexit time of clubs in the English Premier League, it is difficult to buy players under the age of 18 like other EU football platforms. Previously, English clubs still avoided Article 19 of FIFA’s regulations on the protection of minors, prohibiting the international transfer of players aged 16-18, except for EU countries.