Author: Barkha Roy

Barkha Roy is a sports enthusiast and specialises in writing Cricket and Football stories. Her never-ending passion inspires her to curate content for the sport's aficionados from a fan's perspective.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashfordold, whose place in the squad had been called into question after an underwhelming 2021-22 season, rebounded this month as the Red Devils have won both of their September top-flight outings. The death of Queen Elizabeth II resulted in a shortened Premier League schedule this month, but the 24-year-old still managed to score two goals and assist twice in his two appearances. He set up Jadon Sancho’s winning goal against Leicester City before scoring twice and registering another assist against Arsenal (3-1). Meanwhile, ten Hag claimed his first-ever Premier League Manager of the Month award. Other nominees were Antonio Conte (Tottenham) and Gary O’Neil (Bournemouth).…

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Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura, who has only made two appearances this season due to a a persistent calf injury, believes his team can win the 2022-23 Premier League title. After an excellent start under Antonio Conte, they are one of only two unbeaten teams in the tournament so far, along with Manchester City. “To be completely honest, of all the seasons I’ve been here, this is the one where we have the best chance. This is the season when there are the most expectations. I think it’s down to the quality of the team, the coach and the group,”the…

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Chelsea’s new signing Gabriel Slonina has revealed that he almost thought Petr Cech’s phone call to him was a hoax before signing a long-term contract at Stamford Bridge. The 18-year-old joined Chelsea in August on a six-year contract worth a reported £12 million from Chicago Fire. The goalkeeper is currently in America, finishing the MLS season with the Chicago Fire before departing for England. Slonina piqued the interest of Cech, the former Technical and Performance Advisor in West London, and it was the ex-Chelsea goalkeeper who made the phone call to try to persuade the American to make the move. https://twitter.com/CJSmith91/status/1571968052018946051 Prior…

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Arsenal full-back Emile Smith Rowe has undergone surgery for a groin injury, causing Mikel Arteta’s side yet another setback. The Gunners’ injury list is growing ahead of Saturday’s North London derby against Tottenham, with the Englishman now ruled out of that game and for several weeks. “Following a significant setback at our Premier League match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on September 4, and after further specialist consultations and discussions with our medical team, Emile underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his groin.””This successful surgery took place in London in the past few days and Emile’s rehabilitation…

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Barcelona economic vice president Eduard Romeu has stated that Lionel Messi’s return to the club as a player next summer is financially feasible. The 35-year-old, who left Barca for PSG in 2021 because the club could not afford to renew his deal, will be out of contract with the Parisians. “It would be possible financially because if he returned, it would be as a free agent,”Romeu told Catalunya Radio on Wednesday when asked whether the Blaugrana could afford to bring Messi back. “But it’s a decision which has to be made by the coaching staff and the player. It doesn’t…

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On the iQue Golazo podcast, Fabrizio Romano insists that Barcelona are interested in signing Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan when his contract expires at the end of the season. The Blaugrana want to sign the German international on a free transfer. When many key players leaving City in the summer, Gundogan was also briefly linked with a move away. Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko both left for Arsenal, while Nathan Ake and Bernardo Silva were on the verge of leaving. After entering the final year of his current contract, Gundogan was linked with a number of clubs. Romano insists that a new contract with the Citizens is also a…

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According to transfer insider Dean Jones, Arsenal have scouted Rennes attacking midfielder Lovro Majer ahead of the January transfer window. The Gunners were looking for engine room reinforcements over the summer, but their deadline-day pursuit of Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz fell through. Mikel Arteta is reportedly looking for a new central midfielder who can combine creativity with defensive stability and can serve as a backup to Thomas Partey or Granit Xhaka in January. A slew of names have already been linked to them, with Croatia international midfielder Lovro Majer being the most recent. Since joining Rennes from Dinamo Zagreb in August 2021, the 24-year-old has been dubbed “the new Modric”…

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Liverpool’s left-back Andy Robertson has stated that he hopes to finish his career at Anfield but has not ruled out a move elsewhere. The Scotland international has been at the Merseyside club since 2017, in what has proven to be one of the best pieces of business done by the Reds under Jurgen Klopp. The player has since won everything with Liverpool, appearing in 232 games in all competitions and contributing eight goals and an incredible 55 assists to Klopp’s team. “Ideally I want to finish my career at Liverpool, if I can stay at the top of my game…

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The two-time Indian Super League champions have signed wing-man Prasanth K on a one-year contract for the 2022-23 season. The 25-year-old Kozhikode native will join the Marina Machans after five years with Kerala Blasters. Prasanth has made 76 professional appearances and has three goals and as many assists to his name. When KBFC loaned him out to Chennai City in the I-League in 2017, he made his professional debut. “I’m truly happy and overwhelmed to be a part of this club. I’m here to give my 100 per cent and raise the bar,” Prasanth told CFC media after putting pen to papers.  Prasanth,…

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Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes has defended his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo following their UEFA Nations League defeat to Spain that saw La Roja striker Alvaro Morata score a game-winning goal in the 88th minute. The one-nil victory advanced Luis Enrique’s side to the Nations League finals, which will be held next year. The other three teams to reach the finals are Croatia, Netherlands, and Italy. Portugal captain Ronaldo was wasteful in front of goal, squandering big chances to put the hosts ahead and then equalise. He only had 30 touches of the ball throughout the game and was clearly frustrated by a lack of supply. Credit:…

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