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EPL: Guardiola praises three Chelsea stars after 4-4 draw against Man City

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Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, has highlighted three Chelsea players—Raheem Sterling, Conor Gallagher, and Cole Palmer—following a 4-4 draw in the Premier League on Sunday.

Guardiola observed as both teams shared a point each at Stamford Bridge with goals from Thiago Silva, Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Jackson, Cole Palmer, Erling Haaland (2), Rodri, and Manuel Akanji Rodri.

During his post-match press conference, Guardiola commended Sterling, Palmer, and Gallagher for their ability to run and defend against the opponent.

“When you pass the ball to Raheem, Cole, or Gallagher and they can run, you defend in the box,” Guardiola remarked. He also mentioned adjusting tactics at halftime to address challenges faced in the first half.

Despite the draw against Chelsea, Manchester City maintains the top position in the Premier League table with 28 points from 12 games. They are one point ahead of Liverpool in second place and Arsenal in third.

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Gumel  Hails  NOC Women Commission For Exceptional Gestures After donating Essentials to Team Nigeria

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The President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC),  Engr. Habu Gumel has praised members of the Women’s Commission for raising funds to purchase some essentials which they donated to Team Nigeria to prepare for the 13th African Games.  

According to a statement from the NOC Spokes person, Mr. Tony Nezianya which was made available to newsmen, the NOC Boss heaped praises on the women for the initiative.  

 ”This is a welcome development.  ”This is entirely their initiative, coming at this time when things are difficult across the country.  ”I pray Allah to replenish their pockets.”  

These essentials provided by the Commission include such items as Sanitary pads,  tissue papers, some Quantities of Bar Soups, and Bottles of Mineral water.  

 They made the presentations at two of the camping centres – Abuja and Lagos.  

The Abuja Group was led by  Chairperson – Prof. Florence Adeyanju accompanied by her Vice Chairperson – Ms Bunmi Oluode and Mrs Felicia Nwokorie.  

 They were received by the  Acting Director, Sports Development of and Camp Commandant, Mrs Amaka Ashiofu.

The Lagos team was led by a Top Member of the Commission, Ms Tayo Popoola and received by the camp Commandant, Femi Ajao,  a Deputy Director in the Sports ministry and the Head of the Liaison Office of the Ministry of Sports,  Ms Nkana Mbora.

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EPL: Bruno Fernandes banned for Liverpool vs Man Utd clash

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Manchester United’s captain, Bruno Fernandes, is set to be absent from their upcoming Premier League match against Liverpool. Fernandes received his fifth yellow card of the season in their 3-0 loss to Bournemouth on Saturday, triggering an automatic one-match suspension for the Portuguese midfielder.

Bournemouth took an early lead in the fifth minute through Dominic Solanke, and two additional goals in the second half by Philip Billing and Marcos Senesi secured three points for the hosts at Old Trafford. The outcome leaves Manchester United in sixth place with a total of 27 points.

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EPL: Fulham boss thumbs up Bassey’s display against Nottingham Forest

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Fulham manager Marco Silva has expressed admiration for Calvin Bassey’s outstanding performance in the team’s significant victory against Nottingham Forest. The Nigerian international played a key role on the left side of a back three during the 5-0 triumph over Steve Cooper’s team at Vicarage Road on Wednesday night, earning widespread acclaim for his contribution.

Silva commended Bassey for successfully adapting to the new position, highlighting that he played in Tim’s usual role on the left-hand side. In the same game, Bassey’s fellow international teammate Alex Iwobi scored two goals for Fulham. The 23-year-old defender joined Fulham from Eredivisie side Ajax during the summer.

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