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    💕 Burnley 0-1 Manchester United: Pogba winner puts Solskjaer's men top of Premier League

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    Paul Pogba volleyed in the winning goal as Manchester United moved top of the Premier League by prevailing 1-0 at Burnley.United only needed a point on Tuesday to move above champions Liverpool ahead of the two teams' crunch clash at Anfield this weekend.

    But the resurgent Pogba converted Marcus Rashford's cross with 19 minutes left to ensure United moved three points clear of their great rivals.Burnley defended well but did not manage a single shot on target, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side had a first-half goal from Harry Maguire disallowed.

    The hosts went close early on when United defender Eric Bailly made a key block to divert Chris Wood's effort away from David de Gea's goal.Anthony Martial fired off target when a presentable chance was given to him by United team-mate Nemanja Matic before VAR took centre stage.

    After a long review, Robbie Brady's foul on Edinson Cavani just outside the area was rescinded and Luke Shaw was booked for a foul on Johann Gudmundsson earlier in the move, with Burnley calling for a red.Maguire impressively headed in a Shaw cross only for a foul to be awarded for his duel with Erik Pieters. Nick Pope then impressively kept out a Martial curler to ensure the first half ended goalless.

    A golden opportunity went begging following the break when Cavani scuffed a close-range effort straight at Burnley keeper Pope after Martial had squared into his path.Rashford had been enduring a quiet evening out on the right until he picked out Pogba at the edge of the penalty area just as it began to look like United would have to settle for a draw.

    Pogba latched on to it and superbly volleyed in, with a deflection off Matthew Lowton ensuring Pope was powerless to keep it out.

    There were a couple of late scares for United, with James Tarkowski squandering an opportunity and Maguire not penalised amid claims of handball, but they held on with only late injuries to Martial – who had a last-gasp shot saved by Pope – and Matic dampening the mood.

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    Congratulations Manchester United!💕💕💕

    Number 1👍💕
     

    ThisaraMalintha

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    Yes dude Man United vs Liverpool

    @Wolverine GTR Aiya Man United fan neh :love::love:
    Wolverine lokka die hard utd fan thama :D
    eth professional widihata thread eka geniyanawa :rolleyes::love:

    ada match eka nam saratama thiyei.
    mata nam Ole wa pennana ba. eth ithin utd title race eke innawa nam maru :love: 2013 idan balan innawa :(

    mala keliyak wenne PE teacher league eka dinnoth :rofl:
     
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    Walter White

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    Wolverine lokka die hard utd fan thama :D
    eth professional widihata thread eka geniyanawa :rolleyes::love:

    ada match eka nam saratama thiyei.
    mata nam Ole wa pennana ba. eth ithin utd title race eke innawa nam maru :love: 2013 idan balan innawa :(

    mala keliyak wenne PE teacher league eka dinnoth :rofl:

    Balagena inne brow.. 10.00 PM today.. ♥️

    Biggest match in the history of football ♥️💚
     

    Walter White

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    :dull::dull:
    mama 1st half eka witharai baluwe. 0-0 thama kiyala theruna, nida gatta :D

    of course burnley won :lol:
    @Walter White :D
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    හිත වාවන්නේ නැහැ මචන්

    නිදි නැතුව කල්පනා කරනවා මේ මොනවද වෙන්නේ කියලා :(:(

    ගෝල් එකක් ගහන්න එකෙක් නැහැනේ
     

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    💕 Man Utd 3-2 Liverpool: Bruno Fernandes free-kick settles pulsating FA Cup fourth-round tie

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    Liverpool's troubled continued at the home of the fierce rivals; they have now failed to progress beyond the fourth round in five of their six seasons under Jurgen Klopp and the Premier League champions have recorded one win in their last seven games in all competitions.

    Mohamed Salah gave the visitors the perfect start with a sublime finish (18) but Mason Greenwood levelled eight minutes later following a sweeping move.Marcus Rashford completed the turnaround with his fourth Old Trafford goal against Liverpool (48) but Salah restored parity after running onto Roberto Firmino's pass (58).

    The stage was set for Fernandes, who settled the tie 12 minutes after his introduction with a venomous free-kick from the edge of the box to set up a fifth-round tie at home to West Ham next month.Paul Pogba broke up a Liverpool attack and Donny van de Beek sent a quick pass as the hosts raced forwards, with Rashford darting down the left before cutting back and sending a fine a diagonal ball over to Greenwood on the right. The teenager matched the play with his unerring finish, firing right-footed across Alisson.

    With 19 FA Cup titles between them, it was clear both managers were desperate to reach round five, and the first half drew to a close with Pogba and Scott McTominay heading over presentable chances from two Shaw corners.

    Shaw created three times as many chances as any other United player in the opening period but Jurgen Klopp stuck with his same starting XI for the restart - and three minutes later, his side were behind.Shaw began the move as his throw-in was collected in midfield by Edinson Cavani, who rode the challenge of Thiago and found Greenwood. Rhys Williams failed to clear Greenwood's first time ball, which allowed Rashford to race through and coolly turn past Alisson.

    Liverpool reacted well to falling behind, however, and James Milner was left holding his head in his hands after scooping over from close range.But the 35-year-old midfielder soon helped Liverpool level as they capitalised on uncharacteristically sloppy Cavani play, with Milner leaving Firmino's cross for Salah to sweep home.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer identified that Liverpool were in the ascendancy and duly turned to Fernandes on his bench. Twelve minutes later, Fabinho gave United a chance with the clock winding down after fouling Cavani on the edge of the box.The Brazil international avoided a second yellow card but Fernandes would carry out the ultimate punishment. The Portugal midfielder pulled rank and buried his 28th goal for United to provide a classic FA Cup tie with the match-winning strike it deserved.

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    Congratulations Manchester United! 💕

    Fernandes free kick 😎 😘


     
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    Frank Lampard: Chelsea sack manager after 18 months in charge

    Thomas Tuchel in line to replace Frank Lampard - Sky in Germany; Lampard appointed Chelsea head coach in July 2019 and finished in top four and reached FA Cup final last season; Chelsea ninth in Premier League after 19 games, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United

    :no::(

    තව ටිකක් කාලය දෙන්න තිබ්බ නේද?
    මොකද හිතන්නේ?

    @Wolverine GTR @ThisaraMalintha ???
     
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    Lampard sacked by Chelsea and set to be replaced by Tuchel following poor Premier League run of form

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    Frank Lampard has been sacked from his role as Chelsea manager and will be replaced by former Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel.Lampard had been in charge for just over 18 months, but leaves following five defeats in the last eight games.

    He will be replaced by Tuchel, with Goal understanding that a verbal agreement as been in place between Chelsea and their incoming manager for a couple of days before the news of Lampard's departure became public.Chelsea confirmed Lampard's exit on Monday morning with owner Roman Abramovich making an unprecedented statement, with Tuchel expected to be appointed in the next 24 hours.

    Lampard led Chelsea to a 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup on Sunday, but the club's Premier League form has led to growing concerns.The 42-year-old achieved a top-four finish last season, which was deemed impressive having taken over when the club were under a transfer ban.

    However, this season Chelsea spent £220 million ($275m) on new signings to try and close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City.It hasn't worked, with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz suffering prolonged periods of poor form under their new manager while Chelsea's performances as a team were increasingly getting worse.

    Club chairman Bruce Buck watched on with technical and performance advisor Petr Cech as Leicester City ran out comfortable 2-0 winners against Lampard's side in their most recent league fixture. The loss to Brendan Rodgers' men was just the latest of a series of defeats against the Premier League's best teams, which recently included reverses against Manchester City and Arsenal.

    Chelsea have only beaten West Ham of the top 11 clubs this season, while picking up the second-lowest number of points at this stage of a season since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.Lampard earned 1.67 points per match in the league, which is the lowest of any manager appointed since Abramovich bought Chelsea.

    The former England midfielder had been open to continuing but the decision was taken out of his hands by those higher up. Former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund boss Tuchel is set to be the man to come in to Stamford Bridge, following his sacking by Ligue 1 champions PSG just before Christmas.

    Tuchel, who has been angling himself for the role, could be the right man to get the most out of both Werner and Havertz, as well as Christian Pulisic who was brought through Dortmund's academy.

    Meanwhile, Lampard's legendary status remains intact and many Chelsea fans would have been happy to see him continue. A display had been planned for the Shed End part of the stadium, urging Chelsea to stick with their all-time record scorer, with 211 goals, and manager.

    Lampard previously managed Derby County after retiring from a glorious playing career that saw him win the Champions League and three Premier League titles.​
     

    ThisaraMalintha

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    Frank Lampard: Chelsea sack manager after 18 months in charge

    Thomas Tuchel in line to replace Frank Lampard - Sky in Germany; Lampard appointed Chelsea head coach in July 2019 and finished in top four and reached FA Cup final last season; Chelsea ninth in Premier League after 19 games, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United

    :no::(

    තව ටිකක් කාලය දෙන්න තිබ්බ නේද?
    මොකද හිතන්නේ?

    @Wolverine GTR @ThisaraMalintha ???
    :no::no:
    he isn't good enough.
    Chelsea should be at least challenging for the top 4 with the squad they have
     
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    💕 Man Utd 9-0 Southampton: Hosts go level with leaders Man City after battering nine-man Saints

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    The contest was essentially decided after just 79 seconds as 18-year-old Alex Jankewitz, on his full Premier League debut, saw red for a high, horror tackle on Scott McTominay, prompting Saints to capitulate.

    Two of United's first-half goals came from Luke Shaw's pinpoint left-wing deliveries - first, Aaron Wan-Bissaka turned home at the far post (18), before Marcus Rashford struck from 12 yards from Mason Greenwood's cut-back (25).

    Rashford's dangerous ball was then turned into his own net by Jan Bednarek (34), and Edinson Cavani then got in on the act with a fine header into the far corner from another brilliant Shaw ball (39).

    Sub Anthony Martial got his first goal in eight appearances with a superb control and finish from a tight angle (69), while McTominay got in on the act with a controlled, long-range effort (71).

    Bruno Fernandes scored a late penalty as Bednarek saw red for a last-man foul on Martial (88), then the France international got his second with a close-range effort (90), and Dan James rounded it off with a stoppage-time finish (90+3).

    It's the second time Ralph Hasenhuttl has been on the wrong end of a 9-0 defeat in the Premier League with Saints, following their infamous defeat at the hands of Leicester last season. United last won a match by this margin in March 1995 vs Ipswich Town (9-0), and have now scored more goals than any Premier League side this season (46).

    The result means United go level on points with Man City for 24 hours at least, having played two more games than their Manchester rivals, who go to Burnley on Wednesday evening. United are, however, four points ahead of Liverpool having played a game more, while Saints are 12th having lost their last four.

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    Congratulations Manchester United!💕👍
     
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    Manchester City end their Anfield hoodoo and Liverpool’s title challenge with a thumping victory. They were the better team, with Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling excellent, but the game turned on two extraordinary mistakes from Alisson in the 73rd and 76th minutes. City go five points clear of Manchester United with a game in hand; they will take some catching now.