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EPL: He’s at fault – Carragher reveals who to blame as Arsenal lose to Newcastle

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Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher has placed the blame on Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya for his consistent mistakes following Arsenal’s 1-0 Premier League defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday.

Raya has been prone to a series of significant errors since taking over as Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper this season, replacing Aaron Ramsdale. He was partially responsible for Newcastle’s winning goal.

Carragher, as quoted by the Mirror, remarked, “Let’s not dwell on all the VAR-related issues because this is now a serious concern for Mikel Arteta. Raya is once again the one at fault.”

He continued, “Once more, he has repeated the same mistake, similar to the one he made a few weeks ago in another significant match against Chelsea. At that time, he escaped without consequences, but not tonight.”

Carragher also pointed out, “If you observe the goalkeeper’s initial position, his positioning is outside his near post, which is acceptable as he instructs his players to get out. However, he keeps creeping forward, and when the ball is played in, he is farther off his line than necessary. This is a recurring issue with this goalkeeper.”

Raya joined Mikel Arteta’s team during the summer on a season-long loan from Brentford.

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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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