Romelu Lukaku leads Everton to win against West Ham United

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBERr 21: Romelu Lukaku (R) celebrates his goal with Ross Barkley during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Aston Villa at Goodison Park on November 21, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley scored victorious goals which lead to the winning of Everton against West Ham United by 2-0 at Godison Park.

Lukaku maintained his amazing scoring run against the Hammers after spectacular strike in the front in the 50th minute of the match. He got on the end of Bolasie’s cross after Adrian dodged a Seamus Coleman strike.

The German International has a goal each game in appearances for Everton against West Ham. The count has now extended to nine matches.

In the 76th minute Lukaku and Barkley joined together and Barkley fired at the far post which lead to their first victory in their five Premier League matches. Everton finds its position in the 6th place whereas West Ham stands in the 16th position.

The star player of Everton Dimitri Payet was to the fore and the away side made a decent start to the game. The France International produced organized tee-ups for both Michail Antonio and Pedro Obiang but went unconverted and then brought save out of Joel Robles. He was in for the injured Maarten Stekelenburg and made his first appearance of the season with a deflected shot.

Everton faced its first threat after the 15 minutes of the game when Bolasie’s strike was blocked by Mark Noble’s arm and Gareth Barry coiled the loose ball over.

Lukaku was then disappointed by a poor touch in front of Adrian’s goal. On the other end Manual Lanzini skipped through a clutch of players to blaze the ball across the box.

After being fed by Barkley, Lukaku fired a shot wide off a West Ham man who sidestepped Winston Reid a few moments later. He unleashed a redirected effort of his own that was well saved by Adrian.

Barkley saw another deflected strike and an evident cross from Kevin Mirallas that was headed towards the goal and it was tipped over by Adrian as the improvement for Everton continued. But they were fortunate enough that Coleman got in the way of the attempt made by Payet just before half-tie.

An important attacking contribution by Coleman led Everton ahead in the game shortly afterthe break. Adrian was not able to hold on to the low drive of the Republic of Ireland International and Bolasie quickly reacted and was able to deliver the strike that Lukaku nodded in from close range.

Shortly afterwards there was an off-target shot by Barkley before the audience exerted some pressure while looking for an equaliser.

Antonio got past Ashley Williams but later thrashed by Robles. Bryan Oviedo showed good work and an effort from the West Ham substitute Andre Ayew went wide after which the Toffees goalkeeper dived to push away a curler from Noble in a spectacular manner.

Everton successfully overcame the pressure and then effectively settled the match after Barkley released the ball to Lukaku and went on to meet the front man’s return cross with a spike past Adrian.

Lukaku had a chance there to add to his goal but saw his side-foot volley saved and the two amazing scores past the goal led to a victorious match for Everton.

Sanchez & Giroud gear up to inspire Arsenal win against Sunderland

 

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Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud both hit braces as Arsenal crawls up to the top of the list of Premier League after their victory with 4-1 against Sunderland at the stadium of light.

After Sanchez and Giroud’s goal Arsenal beat Manchester City and move three points ahead and take the top position. They have stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to 14 matches.

Whereas, Sunderland after their defeat have reached the bottom of the table and they also had the worst joint-start of Premier League history in the first 10 games. Their tally is of two points equalling Manchester City’s heave in 1995-96 campaign.

During Saturday’s match Arsenal started on front foot and took up their first chance early on as Sanchez played in Mesut Ozil. Unfortunately the German international was unable to beat Jordan Pickford from a tight angle.

Arsenal got the reward of their early pressure but soon they were on lead within 19th minute of the match. Sanchez lost his marker in the box before heading a spectacular Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cross into the far corner.

The response from Sunderland was instantaneous and they won a free kick down the other end in a dangerous position. Patrick Van Aanhold had to bend his effort just wide of the target.

A few moments later the hosts had the ball in the back of the net through Jermain Defoe. Sadly the flag had gone up for offside against the striker already along with teammate Wahbi Khazri.

Arsenal was looking for another strike as the first half wore on with Alex Iwobi and Sanchez seeing their efforts just sails over the bar. On the other side, Oxlade-Chamberlain had saved a strike at the near post by Pickford.

There was better scope for them to double their lead before the break as Ozil raced onto a ball over the top. As Pickford burst off the line his lobbed effort was snatched away by the goalkeeper.

Sunderland picked up pace and showed signs of improvement in the second half whereas Arsenal was struggling to keep up with the rhythm as shown in the first half. But the home side were still missing the final ball.

Arsenal showed their class in the hour-mark after an excellent Ozil ball over the top of the Sunderland defence played in Oxlade-Chamberlain. This was because of the wrong strike by the England international as the goal sailed wide.

The mistake committed at the back by Shkodran Mustafi from the Gunners allowed Watmore in on goal with Peter Cech bringing him down in the area. Defoe took the 65th minute spot kick that sent Cech the wrong way and Sunderland were able to equalise with their first shot on target.

The black Cats were on the same level but only for 6 minutes as Arsenal took the lead after Giroud scored his first touch after coming as a substitute. He scored his second goal right after five minutes sending a looping header from a corner over the stranded Pickford.

Just seven minutes later a third goal arrived from Sanchez after Gibb’s strike had come back off the post. Arsenal defeated Sunderland by 4-1 after spectacular braces from Sanchez and Giroud.

 

 

 

Marcos upset for missing the chance to meet Parent Club

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Midfielder Marcos Llorente admitted that it is very annoying not to be able to face the parent club Real Madrid this Saturday because of a clause in his loan deal.

The 21 year old player came through Castilla youth team of Madrid. He made his debut for Los Blancos under Rafa Benitez as the coach then in the last season.

Cureent coach Zidane decided to sent the under-21 international on loan for the 2016-17 campaign and he turns out to be impressive for a newly promoted Alaves side that won 2-1 at Barcelona. The current ranking is 13th in the table.

During Madrid’s visit to Mendizorrotza Marcos expressed his disappointment about the clause included by Real Madrid which prevents a player from that they have loaned to play against them. He was forbidden to appear against them as he had been loaned out by the club.

Llorente seemed pretty annoyed with the fact but he also said that he knew about the fact while he was signing for the deal that he was not going to play the games. He was trying not to think about the same. He also acknowledges the decisions taken by them as a Madrid player.

He stated that he wanted to stay during the preseason. But after consulting with Madrid director Josen Angel Sanchez, Zidane and his family he decided to go on loan. His plan was to play at least 30 games and definitely he is playing well but he is also waiting for next summer to see what happens next.

Real Madrid’s only real midfielder Casemiro is currently injured and Zidane admitted that Llorente would have taken his place perfectly if he wouldn’t have been stuck around the Bernabeu. But according to Marcos it is not at all enough for him to just fill the gaps when a player is not available. He is constantly looking for greater opportunities for future.

His goal is to earn a place in the team once he is back in Real Madrid. As a starter he wants to leave his own impression on the team. He is not ready to be on the bench and be a replacement for any injured player or if anything happens to any of the players. He is ready to fight for his own place. Marcos doesn’t want to replicate anyone and be a new Tony Kroos or new Casemiro. He wants to have his own identity and be Marcos Llorente for his team.

Llorente has a famous family background. He is from Bernabeu and his father Paco Llorente and grandfather Ramon Moreno Grosso used to play for Real Madrid. His great-grandfather is a renowned winger and six-time European cup winner Paco Gento. Marcos said that they would all want Alaves to shock Zidane’s side on Saturday.

Llorente mentioned that many of his family members have made history at Madrid and now he would try his best to follow their footsteps. But his family members and friends are in favour of Alaves in this game. He is aiming to achieve great success and he would not mind if it begins with beating Real Madrid.

 

Zidane Hails Madrid’s “Seriousness” after the Comprehensive Win

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The Real Madrid coach Zinedine zidane praised the seriousness of his team after Wednesday evening’s 7-1 Copa Del Rey last-32, their first-leg comprehensive win at Cultural Leonesa.

The star attackers of the team Christiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale were at rest but Zidane built a strong team of XI including 10 senior internationals. They knocked off their opponents easily who still needs to visit the Barnebeu for the second leg on 30th November.

The team started off awefully with an own-goal by Gianni Zuiverloon. It was a bad start for the club owned by Qatar’s Aspire academy with Marco Asensio, Morata, Diaz and Nacho on the scoresheet.

In the post-game conference, the Madrid coach said that he was very happy with the team’s performance. It began with high intensity and a complete performance was delivered. He stated that he was very happy with the way his team performed with full intensity and seriousness. It was important for them to get serious about their game as well as to respect their opponents.

Zidane said that the team is dedicated and plays good football although there is a difference in quality which is pretty normal. He was impressed with their performance even though La Cultural scored.

The two youngsters of the Team Arsenio and Morata are now the top scorer’s of Real Madrid with six goals each even though they have got a very limited playing time. The combined total of the two equals to the goals achieved by the superstars Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale together as three of them have a score of three in all the previous matches in the competition.

Zidane is happy with his team’s performance and the way they have shown that they can perform well when called upon. There are players who will play less and players who will play more. Zidane is overwhelmed to see his players adapt with the changes and it was reflected in their performance. He mentioned that it is difficult for the players to be at their best everyday as they have matches in every three days but his responsibility as a coach is to motivate them to compete throughout the matches. He is happy with the response from his team members even though they have not won anything and there is a lot more to go for the team such as Copa, Liga and Champions League.

Reserve centre-back Nacho was the one to score the goal of the evening. It was a flying volley from 15 yards from James Rodriguez’s corner.

It was an astounding goal and he deserved it. He is very serious during the training sessions and dedicated towards his goal.

The only big star who played for the complete 90 minutes was Tony Kroos. He was there without any rest due to injuries to the other midfielders Casemiro and Luka Modric.

Kroos had to take that position due to the injury of other mid-fielders. Zidane asked him to take rest during the match but he denied. He wanted to play the complete match as it was a pretty normal one for him.

 

Pep Guardiola in the worst bend of his Career with Man City

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Pep Guardiola received a royal treatment as a footballer when he arrived in England. It was believed that Manchester City have found the right man in order to end their struggles and success was just a few miles away. Pep’s style and sophistication both on and off the pitch is pretty well known and his presence would have made the City’s rivals jealous.

Pep himself confessed that it was not going to be a simple task. He was warned by the other coaches such as Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool saying that Premier League was a more demanding beast than most of the other championships.

Manchester City had a brilliant start and the prosperity of the team was noticeable. The revolution seemed to be instantaneous and a one-horse title race looked in prospect.

The 10 matches that were won by City and the number of goals were unfortunately followed by 6 matches without any victory. This has been the worst run of Guardiola’s career and it is also believed that not all the players are finding it comfortable to play the game in Pep’s way.

Defender John stones is at the centre of the storm and his fan clubs include Glen Hoddle and Michael Owen. He is believed to grow as one of the most amazing players for the club and the country and his class is undoubtedly remarkable. But at the moment certain decisions taken by him are leading to costly errors and unravelled tension among the City fans.

One of the mistakes includes the errant back pass which presented Southampton with a goal and a point on Sunday at Etihad. Guardiola locked his players in the locker room for 50 minutes after the match. Kevin De Bruyne told that Pep asked the players to keep up the belief of how they are trying to play and they are doing the same.

This is significant of the story when Guardiola used to coach for Barcelona during his early days and the team was going through a rough time. The young coach was worried when one day Andres Iniesta came up to him and asked him to continue doing what he was doing. The rest is history and everyone has since the rise since then.

At the Nou camp pep could call on a certain players as his on-field disciples such as Messi, Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Dani Alves. The cast list was equally impressive at Bayern Munich although there he could not capture the title of Champions League.

Guardiola is clear with his intentions and he said that he would continue playing the same way until his last day as a coach. The problem with Pep’s team is that the rivals have a hint of their way of playing. But it will be too early to jump to any conclusion as this could be just a rough phase for the club as they are still on the top of the list, albeit the goal difference.

This seems to be his toughest assignment considering the quality of the opponents. The present moment concludes that City’s chances are no better than those of Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea or Spurs.