& # 39; Yes, he can replace Romelu Lukaku & # 39 ;: Nwankwo Kanu supports fellow countryman Odion Ighalo to become a hit of Old Trafford after a move from Manchester United
- Odion Ighalois set to make his Manchester United debut in the near future
- Nigerian striker was kept away from training on coronavirus fears
- He has now completed an enforced 14-day spell from new teammates
- The 30-year-old is expected to join the team for the trip to Chelsea
The Red Devils were left behind in the striking section when Lukaku joined Inter Milan on the last day of the window summer transfer .
A long-standing injury to Marcusd Rashford then left the club with no option but to enter the market in January, Ighalo on loan from Shanghai Shenhua.
The former Watford attacker will be included in the United squad for the first time on Monday when confronted with Chelsea, after an enforced 14-day spell removed from his new side due to coronavirus fears.
And Kanu is convinced that he can make an impact.
& # 39; Yes, he can replace him (Lukaku) & # 39 ;, said Kanu Target . "When you see him play, you will discover that he is strong and can score goals.
& # 39; What he needs is the service. In this team I am sure his game will improve because the team has great players.
"Despite playing in the Chinese league, Ighalo is not a player you would look down on and say he is not a good player.
"I believe in him and I know he can deliver if he has the chance. Taking him to Old Trafford means that those in the club believe in his ability, and that we must respect that.
& # 39; I don't think he will disappoint because he will give them value for money. & # 39;
Arsenal 4-0 Newcastle: host country ends series of four consecutive Premier League draw as goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette secure first Premier League victory for Mikel Arteta & # 39; s side since new year's day
- Arsenal only took their second Premier League victory under Mikel Arteta with victory over Newcastle
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed the first of Arsenal home from a floating cross of Nicolas Pepe
- The Ivorian then became a scorer after Bukayo Saka nutmeg Valentino Lazaro before he cut it back for Pepe
- Allan Saint-Maximin saved late the post for the Magpies but could not prevent an 11th league-defeat
After a moderate first half of the men from Mikel Arteta where Newcastle gave a good picture of himself, Pierre -mermer Aubameyang went home the opener of the floating ball of Nicolas Pepe.
Pepe then went from provider to scorer by rounding up the low cross from Bukayo Saka after the Arsenal youth Valentino Lazaro had delicious nutmeg, before Mesut Özil added a third and Alexandre Lacazette a fourth in injury time.
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Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka; Ceballos (Torreira 82), Xhaka; Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang; Nketiah (Lacazette 85)
Subs not used: Papastathopoulos, Martinez, Willock, Kolasinac, Martinelli
Targets: Aubameyang 54, Pepe 57, Özil 90, Lacazette 90 + 5
Booked: Xhaka, Saka
Manager: Mikel Arteta
Newcastle 19 (5-4-1): Dubravka; Lazaro (Hayden 74), Fernandez (Ritchie 75), Lascelles, Clark (Schar 83), Rose; Almiron, Bentaleb, Sean Longstaff, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton
Subs not used: Lejeune, Darlow, Atsu, Matthew Longstaff
Manager: Steve Bruce
Referee: Lee Mason
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Brendan Rodgers encourages Leicester's creative players to help Jamie Vardy reach the century Premier League goals: & # 39; It is the team's responsibility to create opportunities & # 39;
- Jamie Vardy is three goals away from reaching the 100 mark in Premier League
- He was on fire for Leicester but due to injury and injury dive into shape he has fallen off
- Striker has only one in his last seven and still has to score in this calendar year
- Brendan Rodgers said: & # 39; I would be pretty sure that 100 goals will happen & # 39;
Brendan Rodgers has encouraged the makers of Leicester to do to do more help Jamie Vardy reach his century.
Vardy has 97 goals in 199 matches in the English top flight, but after scoring 16 times in his first 16 games, the attacker only succeeded one in his last seven, with his last goal against Manchester City on December 21.
The Leicester manager said: & # 39; He is ready to impress in the last part of the season . These things happen and he works his way back inside.
& # 39; I have no doubt that he is the player who will always be the threat and he will always get those opportunities.
& # 39; It is the responsibility of the team to create opportunities for him because he is that sort of striker. He needs the last pass, or the cross. In a few games he had the misfortune not to score.
& # 39; But he's such a & # 39; n threat and that will definitely come back, I know for sure. I am confident that there will be 100 goals by the end of the season.
& # 39; As long as you work for the team, it is for you. I think it has probably dried up centrally, and the large areas have been productive in creating and scoring Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez.
& # 39; Hopefully it all comes together in this final third of the season. & # 39; Rodgers ordered his team to completely eliminate football during the winter break in the hope that they would be refreshed for the final push.
Although their pace slowed in 2020, Leicester are in a top position to qualify for next season's Champions League, and a victory at Wolves would giving them 13 points ahead of Sheffield United in fifth place.
Leicester will probably again be without midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, who came back into action only 13 days after the knee operation, but received a reaction and missed the 2-2 draw with Chelsea before the break. The foxes hope he will be ready for their next game against City on February 22.
Rodgers added: & I feel that their energy is back. Now it is the last third of the season and let's give everything to end as high as possible. & # 39;
Joey Barton struck with an FA charge after the Fleetwood manager was sent for the SECOND time this season
- Joey Barton was sent to Wycombe in Fleetwood & # 39; s victory Tuesday night.
- He has been accused of comments allegedly made against competition officials
- Barton was sent to the stands in a tie on December 29 with Bristol Rovers
Fleetwood boss Joey Barton has been accused of football Association after being sent off the touchline for the second time this season.
Barton received a red card from referee Kevin Johnson late in the nightly 1-0 League One victory at Wycombe late Tuesday and is now in charge of allegedly made remarks against match officials.
An FA statement said: & # 39; Joey Barton has been accused of a violation of FA Rule E3.
& # 39; It is claimed that the language of the Fleetwood Town FC manager for a match official in the 94th minute of an EFL League One match against Wycombe Wanderers FC on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 was offensive and / or offensive and / or inappropriate and / or their integrity was questioned.
& # 39; He has an answer until Monday, February 17, 2020. & # 39;
Former Manchester City, Newcastle, QPR and Burnley midfielder Barton was not the only member of the Fleetwood party to see red in Adams Park – striker Ched Evans had previously been missed for a challenge on Jason McCarthy .
It is the second time this campaign has sent the 37-year-old Fleetwood manager off the sidelines.
He was banished to the stands during his side & # 39; s 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers on December 29 about his protests after seeing an Evans strike barred from offside.
& # 39; A beautiful player of the eye & # 39 ;: England outcast James Vince proves to knock down a cricket for the Sydney Sixers prior to the Big Bash final
- England international James Vince receives praise from Sydney Sixers under
- Vince and the Sixers will participate in Australia & # 39; s Big Bash Final on Saturday
- The 28-year-old has hardly played for England since the World Cup last summer
Sixers coach Greg Shipperd has praised Vince's success rate
James Vince has made so much impression on his Sydney Sixers -coach he is held up as a template for beating for the youngsters of the club.
The Sixers compete against Melbourne Stars in Australia's Big Bash Final on Saturday morning, not least thanks to the impact of a batsman who last tested England played in April 2018.
Vince has scored 321 runs with a strike rate of nearly 127 in this year's tournament, and Sixers coach Greg Shipperd says that Vince has what it takes to have an impact on international cricket despite its modest record so far in all formats.
& # 39; He is a wonderful player in the eye and has played some really strategically important innings for us, & # 39; S hipperd told Sportsmail.
& # 39; His number of strokes was excellent, he was great for us. When I talk to our young batters, I tell them that if you want a visual interpretation of how you can play an off-drive or back-foot punch or produce strokes, there is no better technique to play than his.
& # 39; It is surprising not to see that he has reserved a place for his country, but I cannot think of much better.
& # 39; If he keeps on connecting, I'm sure he's going because he's still relatively young, then he could do a Joe Denly, who also came from our group before James came in. Joe has found a niche in the national team and I would encourage James to think along the same lines. & # 39;
Denly got his first test cap at the age of 32 but has become a fixture in Joe Root & # 39; s side
Vince has suggested his promise, particularly in the opening test of the 2017-18 series in Brisbane when he scored a beautifully crafted 83 before he ran out. His most recent Test innings saw a score of 76 against New Zealand in Christchurch, but since then the selectors have shown no tendency to choose it in the longest format.
An improved display by England & # 39; s batsmen in South Africa, and the emergence of Ollie Pope means that Vince faces a tough fight to change her mind before the summer.
But Shipperd is very impressed with him on and next to the field. & # 39; He also had great influence in the dressing room, & # 39; he said. & # 39; He shares his knowledge well. He is a deep thinker with a great cricket brain. & # 39;
Vince just missed a well-known figure in today's final, while Sydney Thunder lost to Alex Hales in the semi-final of the Stars.
Like the captain of Hampshire, Hales is one of the forgotten men of England, but he may have had a few memories during the Big Bash.
He flies home with 576 runs – the second highest total in the competition. His success rate of nearly 147 also places him in an elite group in the tournament. Both he and Vince hope that England has taken notice.
& # 39; When he finally scores, everything will change & # 39 ;: Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane supports Luka Jovic to take shape as soon as he finds the net after scoring only one goal since £ 62m summer move
- Luka Jovic made the switch to Real Madrid from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer
- Forward has in his debut campaign
- Jovic failed to score and was replaced in the 73rd minute by Karim Benzema
He got the chance to shine in Madrid & # 39; s victory over Real Zaragoza on Wednesday
The 22-year-old made the switch to the Bernabeu as last summer from Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.
However, the attacker made an effort to impress the LaLiga giants in his debut campaign, but was given the chance to shine in Madrid's 4-0 win over Real Zaragoza in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night. .
Jovic did not appear on the score sheet and was replaced in the 73rd minute by K arim Benzema, who scored six minutes after entering the fight.
But Madrid boss Zindane believes that the Serbian international will run to the ground as soon as he finds the back of the net.
I would like him to score, but he will come if he continues to work, & said Zidane after the win.
& # 39; He is young, he has just arrived and the good thing is that he is on a team where there are a lot of big players and he has to adapt.
& # 39; The delicate moment will be good for him – when he finally scores, everything changes. & # 39;
Jovic's last and only goal for Madrid came at the end of October in a 5-0 league win over Leganes.
Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the FIRST person to hit 200 million MILLION Instagram followers for Ariana Grande and The Rock … and he is 59 million from the old enemy Lionel Messi!
- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first person to acquire 200m Instagram followers
- is miles ahead of Ariana Grande, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian
- Barcelona & # 39; s Lionel Messi has 141m followers while PSG star Neymar has 132m
Cristiano Ronaldo is being used to break records in football – now he does it in the digital sphere because he has become the first person to have 200 million followers on Instagram.
The Portuguese superstar's account ranks second on the list of most followed accounts on the photo sharing platform, although the official Instagram company takes first place.
Third on the list is pop star Ariana Grande who has 173 million followers, while actor and former wrestler Dwayne & # 39; The Rock & # 39; Johnson leaves 3 million followers in fourth place.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first person to reach 200 million followers on the social media website Instagram.
The Portuguese football player has reached the goal for singer Ariana Grande, controversial actor Dwayne & # 39; The Rock & # 39; Johnson and singer-actress Selena Gomez.
Reality TV superstars and sisters Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian are sixth and seventh respectively for Barcelona & Lionel Messi, Beyonce and Neymar.
1. Instagram (@instagram) – 330million
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) – 200million
3. Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) – 173million
4. Dwayne Johnson (@therock) – 170million
5. Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) – 167million
6. Kylie Jenner (@kyliejenner) – 159million
7. Kim Kardashian (@kimkardashian) – 158million
8. Lionel Messi (@leomessi) – 141million
9. Beyonce (@beyonce) – 139million
10. Neymar (@neymarjr) – 132million
The footballer posts regularly on all his social media channels and his individual Instagram posts generate millions of likes per post.
Ronaldo also won the race for 200 million followers for reality TV stars and sisters Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian.
According to Forbes, Ronaldo receives $ 47.8 million (£ 36.7 million) a year from paid Instagram posts.
HopperHQ.com reported in July 2019 that Ronaldo could earn a whopping £ 784,000 per post when promoting a brand on the social media channel.
Ronaldo now plays for Juventus in the Serie A and is best known for his team at Real Madrid, where he scored 450 goals in all competitions for the LaLiga giants and participated in a personal battle with Barcelona for nine years forward Lionel Messi.
While Messi scored more LaLiga goals and won more domestic awards in Spain than Ronaldo, the Portuguese attacker can be satisfied by having 59 million more Instagram followers than the Argentinian.
Colleague Neymar, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain and is currently the record for the most expensive footballer of all time, is the only other footballer in the top 10 most followed Instagram accounts.
The Brazilian attacker has 132 million followers, that is only 7 million behind the American singer Beyonce.
& # 39; He is a universal midfielder & # 39 ;: former Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin, who judges Bruno Fernandes as one of his most influential coaches, supports the £ 68 million new boy from Manchester United as & # 39 ; perfect & # 39; for the Premier League
- Bruno Fernandes is on his way to Manchester United for his medical lead
- Portuguese star became known to Francesco Guidolin in Udinese
- ] He described the former boss of Swansea as & # 39; one of his most influential coaches & # 39;
- Guidolin said: & # 39; For me, Bruno Fernandes is a great box-to-box midfielder & # 39;
The Portuguese midfielder is on his way to Manchester for medical treatment with United prior to his proposed £ 46.6 million move from Sporting Lisbon, which could go up to £ 68 m.
Guidolin, who working with Fernandes during his spell at Udinese, the 25-year-old was once described as & # 39; one of the most influential coaches in Italy and my career & # 39 ;.
The management Exclusively Sportsmail told: Manchester United has made a major purchase as they branch and Fernandes. He is a golden boy, always available and intelligent.
& # 39; He was from Novara, we (Udinese) paid him very little. The Pozzo family, also owners of Watford, has always invested heavily in young talent.
& # 39; He was very smart, fast and communicative, a high-quality Portuguese. In Udinese we played in Europe: he was good at becoming important from the bench.
& # 39; He has talked to me a lot and I am glad he has called me the best coach I have had in Italy.
Regarding the role that Fernandes will play in the side of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Guidolin thinks he works best as a balanced central midfielder.
He continued: & # 39; For me, Bruno Fernandes is a great box-to-box midfielder. I don't think he will have any problems.
& # 39; He is perfect for the Premier League because they are looking for very technical and fast players in the UK. His role is that of a universal midfielder: he can play as a left and right midfielder or in the middle. In a 4-2-3-1 he can make a right or left wing and also be the playmaker. Of course he cannot play as number 9, but he is one of the few players who can play the most roles. & # 39;
Guidolin, who became Swansea boss in January 2016 before being fired in October, does not believe that Fernandes could have received such a high compensation from an Italian team.
& # 39; The market in England is d ifferent. The value that can be read on tabloids is not sustainable for Italian football, but Bruno Fernandes is still a great player. & # 39;
And when asked if Fernandes has the physical capacity to compete with the best in the Premier League, the Italian thinks his earlier indictment can handle it.
& # 39; He will work on his physicality, but his quality is different. He is fast and he uses his head with great intelligence. Strength is relative for a player like him.
& # 39; Certainly jumping over the head of a defender in Premier will not be easy, but he is a champion, & # 39; he concluded.
Lyon 6-0 Angers: Memphis Depay and Moussa Dembele beat braces while super-fast start under new boss Sylvinho continues
- Memphis Depay and Moussa Dembele twice hammered as Lyon Angers [19459007
- Star players Nabil Fekir, Tanguy Ndombele and Ferland Mendy all left in the summer
Joao Souza hit with lifelong tennis ban and £ 153,000 fine after being found guilty of countless match-fixing costs
- Former tennis world No. 69 Joao Souza was found guilty of match fixing
- The Brazilian was fined £ 153,000, along with a lifelong ban on sport
- Souza committed multiple anti-Tennis violations Corruption Program
- After being suspended in March of last year, he was subsequently confronted with a disciplinary hearing
Joao Souza has received a lifelong ban after being guilty found to be countless charges for determining matches.
The ultimate sanction, in combination with a fine of 200,000 (£ 153,000) for the 31-year-old Brazilian, comes after an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU)
Souza revealed several infringements having committed at the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP), including match fixing incidents at ATP Challenger and ITF Futures tournaments in Brazil Mexico the United States and the Czech Republic.
After Souza was suspended last March, he was subsequently confronted with a disciplinary hearing that took place in London earlier this month, under the supervision of the independent anti-corruption chairman Professor Richard H. McLaren.
McLaren discovered that, in addition to match-fixing violations, Souza had also failed to report corrupt approaches; have not fully cooperated with the TIU, including the destruction of evidence; and invited other players not to use the best efforts.
In a statement from the TIU, it noted that: "Prof. McLaren & # 39; s decision to impose a lifelong ban means that from January 24, 2020, the player will not be eligible to participate permanently participate in or participate in a sanctioned event organized or recognized by the governing bodies of the sport.