West Brom 0-5 Manchester City: Gundogan guides Guardiola´s side into top spot

West Brom 0-5 Manchester City: Gundogan guides Guardiola´s side into top spot

Ilkay Gundogan scored twice as Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League for the first time this season with an outstanding 5-0 victory at West Brom. Pep Guardiola’s side stretched their winning run to 11 straight matches in all competitions on Tuesday, a sequence that has again seen City emerge at the forefront of the title picture after a rocky start to the campaign. West Brom, then under Slaven Bilic, had been the last team to stop City winning when these teams met in mid-December, but Sam Allardyce’s side were completely outclassed at The Hawthorns despite the absence of Kevin De Bruyne, the injured PFA Players’ Player of the Year winner. Joao Cancelo’s first Premier League goal separated a first-half Gundogan

Southampton 1-3 Arsenal: Arteta´s men get revenge for cup exit

Southampton 1-3 Arsenal: Arteta´s men get revenge for cup exit

Arsenal earned revenge for their FA Cup defeat to Southampton by coming from behind to beat Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side 3-1 at St Mary’s in the Premier League on Tuesday. Having suffered a 1-0 loss on the same ground three days earlier, Arsenal looked a different team as they attacked with great panache, but fell behind to a superb Stuart Armstrong strike after three minutes. Nicolas Pepe, who scored on his previous Premier League start at Everton in December, levelled before Bukayo Saka gave Arsenal the lead with his fifth league goal of the season. Southampton created several chances to claim a share of the points but found Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno in good form, and Alexandre Lacazette scored in the 72nd minute as Arsenal

Odion Ighalo pens emotional farewell message to Manchester United

Ighalo bids farewell to Man Utd fans as ´lifelong dream´ comes to an end

Odion Ighalo has bid an emotional farewell to Manchester United as he prepares to return to parent club Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League. Ighalo joined United on an initial six-month loan in January 2020, fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing for his boyhood club. The Red Devils had moved for the former Watford man in the dying embers of the transfer window following a serious back injury to Marcus Rashford. Ighalo is a Man Utd fan  After impressing in 19 appearances and scoring five goals, the Red Devils opted to extend his stay in the summer. However, the 31-year-old has seen his game time severely restricted this season after the arrival of Edinson Cavani on a free transfer, featuring for just

Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham: Player ratings as superb Hammers go fourth

Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham: Player ratings as superb Hammers go fourth

A superb display of attacking football from West Ham handed them a thoroughly deserved 3-2 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Tuesday evening. The Hammers actually got off to the worst possible start, as Wilfried Zaha fired a wonderful effort past Lukasz Fabianski with only three minutes on the clock. But the lead didn't last long as Pablo Fornals and Michail Antonio combined to provide Tomas Soucek with the opportunity to power home a header from close range. West Ham celebrate Craig Dawson's goal  From then on, West Ham took control of the game and really could have been three of four up by half-time. As it was, they went into the break leading 2-1, after Soucek latched onto Aaron Cresswell's

Ighalo bids farewell to Man Utd fans as ´lifelong dream´ comes to an end

Ighalo bids farewell to Man Utd fans as ´lifelong dream´ comes to an end

Odion Ighalo has said an emotional goodbye to Manchester United after his “lifelong dream” of playing for the Red Devils came to an end. The striker was signed last February on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, initially on a deal until the end of the 2019-20 season. The 31-year-old enjoyed a productive first few months at Old Trafford as an alternative striker option to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, providing five goals and two assists in 19 appearances in all competitions. United won 13, drew four and lost just twice in games in which Ighalo featured last term as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side enjoyed a strong second half of the season, finishing third in the Premier League and reaching the semi-finals of the FA

Peter Crouch says it was ‘harsh’ for Chelsea to sack Frank Lampard

Peter Crouch says it was 'harsh' for Chelsea to sack Frank Lampard

Premier League pundit Peter Crouch has described it as ‘harsh’ that former England teammate Frank Lampard was sacked by Chelsea, suggesting that if anyone deserved more time in that job it would be the Stamford Bridge legend. Lampard paid the price for a run of form that had seen Chelsea lose five of their last eight Premier League games and slide into a mid-table position, despite being equipped with well over £200m worth of new players during the summer. Lampard was struggling to get the best out of expensive signings  The 42-year-old’s last game in charge was an improved result in an FA Cup fourth round win over Championship side Luton, having previously complained that too many of his players weren’t doing enough

Twitter reacts as Thomas Tuchel is announced as new Chelsea manager

Twitter reacts as Thomas Tuchel is announced as new Chelsea manager

Well, that's it. The worst kept secret in football is out. Thomas Tuchel has been confirmed as the new Chelsea manager, succeeding club legend Frank Lampard. Welcome to Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel! ✍️? #WelcomeTuchel — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 26, 2021 Despite their understandably angry reaction to Frank Lampard's departure on Monday, Blues fans were quick to get behind their new man, taking to social media to voice their support. Tuchel very respectful of Frank’s history and what he meant to Chelsea supporters whilst being very grateful for Chelsea giving him the job. Someone I can get behind. COME ON CHELSEA ???#CFC pic.twitter.com/zf6zqx1XWw — CFCDaily (@CFCDaily) January 26, 2021 Thomas Tuchel is the best German manager in the Premier League. It’s time to ride or die for another manager.

Thomas Tuchel confirmed as new Chelsea manager

Thomas Tuchel confirmed as new Chelsea manager

Chelsea have confirmed Thomas Tuchel as their new head coach, replacing Frank Lampard who departed the club on Monday. Tuchel was most recently in charge of Paris Saint-Germain. During his time there, PSG dominated domestically, as well as reaching last year's Champions League final which they lost to Bayern Munich. Prior to taking over in Paris, he was Jurgen Klopp's successor at Borussia Dortmund. Tuchel has signed an 18-month contract at Stamford Bridge, and revealed his delight in an interview with the club's website. "I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff," he said. "We all have the greatest respect for Frank Lampard’s work and the legacy he created at Chelsea. At the same time, I cannot

Chelsea confirm Tuchel as Lampard successor

Chelsea confirm Tuchel as Lampard successor

Thomas Tuchel has been appointed Chelsea head coach following the dismissal of Frank Lampard. Chelsea have handed former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss Tuchel a contract initially until the end of next season. The 47-year-old had been out of work since being sacked by PSG in December. Chelsea confirmed on their official website: “Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new Chelsea head coach.” Tuchel said: “I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff. “We all have the greatest respect for Frank Lampard’s work and the legacy he created at Chelsea. At the same time, I cannot wait to meet my new team and compete in the most exciting league in football. I am grateful to now

Why Mohamed Salah failed to live up to expectations at Chelsea

Why Mohamed Salah failed to live up to expectations at Chelsea

In what's already been a pretty turbulent week for Chelsea fans, what better time than now to look back on a period when they let a future Ballon d'Or contender slip through their fingers? On 26 January 2014, a fresh faced Egyptian by the name Mohamed Salah arrived at Stamford Bridge. The youngster had been linked to a whole host of Premier League clubs prior to committing to the Blues, though he chose to linkup with Jose Mourinho; a move which ultimately turned out to be an absolute nightmare. In two-and-a-half years on Chelsea's books, Salah would muster just 13 league appearances and two goals, twice being shipped out on loan to Serie A before finally securing a permanent move to Roma. So