David de Gea Makes 11 Saves, Earns Man of the Match, Trends on Social Media

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David de Gea is a top trending term on social media right now as his 11 second half saves at Tottenham Hotspur inspired awe and admiration among football fans worldwide. The Manchester United goalkeeper earned the man of the match award as his side won 1-0 at Wembley Stadium, and his 11 saves are the most in a single game for a Premier League goalkeeper this season.

His 14 saves at Arsenal last season were also the most in a single game for a PL keeper last season. This is the first win against a big six rival for United this season, and the victory gave interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer six wins in six marches since he took over.

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Paul Pogba Makes Sublime Pass to Marcus Rashford for Fabulous Finish (Video)

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Paul Pogba is a top trending term on Twitter right now due to this amazing downfield pass he made to Marcus Rashford, who sent it in to give Manchester United a 1-0 lead at Tottenham Hotspur.

As of press time, that scoreline is still holding up in the 76′. Watch this absolutely stunning pass and utterly sublime finish below. This play thrilled the 80,000+ in attendance at Wembley Stadium and the millions worldwide who are watching on television. The play is trending on the internet due to all the football fans across the globe who have been posting footage of it, and expressing their awe and admiration.

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Gareth Southgate Reportedly on Man United Managerial Short List

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Manchester United at Tottenham Hotspur is more than just the headliner fixture of the Premier League weekend. It has also been billed as matchup of United’s interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, versus the next potential permanent manager- Mauricio Pochettino.

Well, not so fast. First, prying Pochettino away from Spurs is not easy task, especially after his having recently signed an extension. Secondly, there is still the case to be made for Solskjaer to possibly stay on beyond the end of the season. Thirdly, a new name was put into the mix today- England manager Gareth Southgate.

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Never Again, Get Lost in Translation While Watching an International Sporting Event

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By Jason Verduzco

For big sports fans, watching their favorite teams competing for the championship takes up as much of their attention and passion, cheering them on in the sidelines. Whether it be football, basketball, or any other international sporting event, it would be difficult to follow the flow of the game if you don’t understand how commentators narrate what is happening in the match or what the announcers are saying.

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Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Makes Harlem Globetrotters Analogy Again

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For the second time in 16 months, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that his team is “not the Harlem Globetrotters.” The first time Klopp made this remark, the world famous group of basketball playing entertainers responded by hitting back at Liverpool pretty hard (and humorously) on Twitter.

The German used the analogy, both in September of 2017 and again today, as a way to illustrate his club’s need to provide wins, not entertainment value. Saturday saw Liverpool beat Brighton & Hove Albion not in a high-scoring, swashbuckling manner of result, but instead by a final score of just 1-0.

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L.A. Chargers Have a Better Chance of Upsetting the Patriots than You Might Think

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To quote the franchise’s iconic disco-era fight song, San Diego Super Chargers, “The time has come, You know we’re shooting for number one. With thunderbolts and lightning, We’ll light up the sky.”

While the song is now outdated due to the Chargers’ having since moved to Los Angeles, the message of the rouser that sounds like something which would end up on a Kool & The Gang outtakes album still applies. The time is here for the Chargers to shoot for another AFC championship, and the only to become #1 in the conference is to dethrone the New England Patriots.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Believes Marcus Rashford Can Reach Harry Kane Levels

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Due to his prolific prowess as a goal scorer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was known as the “baby-faced assassin” during his playing days with Manchester United. Now 45 and leading the team as a caretaker manager, quasi “on loan” from Molde, Solskjaer is working on trying to get United back to their winning ways, and doing so with panache and style.

Striker Romelu Lukaku has already given the Norwegian credit for helping improve his form. Solskjaer also believes that he can get winger Alexis Sanchez back to the level of scoring production that he enjoyed previously at various stops during his career.

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Chelsea CB David Luiz Makes Beautiful Pass on Assist to Pedro (Video)

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Chelsea central defender David Luiz is a top trending term on Twitter right now due to the absolutely stunning pass he completed to forward Pedro who finished with a scoring strike in the first half against Newcastle United.

Watch this sublime, approximately 60-yard pass from the Brazilian to the winger which opened the scoring in the 9′ of Chelsea’s hosting of Newcastle United. In fact, watch it a few times, as it is certainly something which belongs on every network’s “top plays” segment today.

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Unai Emery Defends Very Questionable Decision to Bench Mesut Ozil

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After the first two losses of the season, Arsenal went on a hot streak and many supporters of the club were overjoyed with new manager Unai Emery. Once the undefeated run ended, the Gunners came back to Earth a bit and most of the club’s fans adopted more realistic, nuanced expectations for the season.

Now, after a shocking 1-0 loss at West Ham United, plenty of supporters are expressing their discontent on social media with Unai Emery and his decision-making. A backlash against the Gunners boss is starting to grow for many reasons, most notably his questionable decision to bench a fully fit Mesut Ozil.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have to be feeling pretty good as they head to the City of Manchester Stadium for what will be the final match of the weekend. (Well, sort of weekend) Wolves have just knocked Liverpool, the team that currently leads the Premier League, out of the FA Cup this past Monday night.

They also ended up all square with Manchester City when they played the defending champions in the reverse fixture early in the 2018-19 season. That all said, Wolverhampton might be catching Manchester City at the absolute worst time. Pep Guardiola’s side seems to really be hitting their stride right now, and you can bet they’ll put out a strong first team for this one.

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Manchester City Injury Report vs Wolves: Aguero, Kompany, Fernandinho, Mendy

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Manchester City head into their next fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers winners of their last four across all competitions, a run that has seen them score 21 goals in total. Yes, it appears that City have broken out of their mid-season slump with authority. The Citizens welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to the blue side of Manchester on Monday night, looking for a better result than they achieved in the reverse fixture (a 1-1 draw) early this season.

Given that most recent meeting, and the fact that Wolves have taken a point from all three of their visits to big six clubs thus far, you know Pep Guardiola won’t be taking the Midlands club lightly.

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Chelsea FC, AS Monaco Officially Announce Cesc Fabregas Transfer

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Chelsea FC’s second transaction of the January transfer window is now officially completed. The first was the signing of winger Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund on Jan. 2, with today bringing the announcement of midfielder Cesc Fabregas moving on to AS Monaco. Additionally, striker Alvaro Morata could be heading out on loan to Sevilla, while Chelsea seem hell bent on stopping Callum Hudson-Odoi’s want away to Bayern Munich.

For Fabregas, the Monaco move means that he’s now reunited with Thierry Henry, his former teammate at Arsenal and current boss of the Ligue 1 side. The Spaniard signed a three-and-a-half year deal that will keep him in the principality until 2022.

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