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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has posted a video showing off his kickboxing abilities captioned "Which knee?"

The video suggests that Zlatan is eager to return to professional football after his prolonged absence since suffering a season ending knee injury last April. José Mourinho previously admitted that Ibra and Manchester United had been speaking about handing the veteran striker a new contract once he could prove his fitness. Earlier this month, he said: "He's injured and needs time to recover. He's not ready to play tomorrow so it's not urgent. We're not desperate to have it done or not done." "We are discussing the possibility of him staying with us for the second part of the season," he added. Rumours are now suggesting that the Swede will indeed sign on for The Red Devils for the coming PL season, providing an exciting backup option for Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 20 - 11:37 PM

Tottenham's ability to play in their temporary Wembley home did not start off well as they failed to take advantage of a Chelsea side coming off a bad performance and it was the Blues who took the points in a 1-2 final.

It was a frustrating opener to be sure, as Spurs enjoyed 68% of the possession, had several more attempts on target and had a corner kick advantage of 14 to 3. But the curse of Harry Kane in August continued, as he managed to hit the post in this one, the second week in a row, as well as pick up a yellow card for the second match running. Christian Eriksen was able to make a fantasy contribution once again, as his free kick in the 82nd minute was directed in by Michy Batshuayi for an own goal, leveling the match temporarily. Chelsea found a winner minutes later, as Hugo Lloris was beaten on the short side by Marcos Alonso. The stats would make one think there's not reason to panic with this Tottenham side, but they had a chance to take points from their rivals who they were coming off a poor performance and two suspended starters, as well as dismiss the "Wembley effect", and today they failed.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 20 - 1:15 PM

Chelsea got back on track after their opening slip up against Burnley by using a pair of Marcos Alonso goals to lead the way to a 1-2 win over London rivals Tottenham.

After a week of speculation regarding how Chelsea's future looked following the loss to the Clarets, they responded positively today, as Victor Moses returned to the XI from suspension, Alvaro Morata was preferred to Michy Batshuayi and Tiémoué Bakayoko made his debut. The headlines belong to Alonso though, who reminded us of how dangerous he is in the Blues attack. A foul om David Luiz midway through the first half set up a free kick for the left-footed Alonso, and he curled one over the wall and past a helpless Hugo Lloris to put Chelsea ahead. While Spurs had their moments, Chelsea were in control late into the match but Batshuayi, who came on as a substitute, directed a SPurs free kick into Chelsea's own goal. Alonso saved the day though with a run down the left after a pass from Pedro and he beat the keeper short side for the match-winner.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 20 - 1:04 PM

Newcastle is off to a dubious start after a 1-0 loss to Huddersfield Town, its second straight loss to start the season.

The Magpies have yet to score a goal in either of their Premier League matches to start the season, but manager Rafa Benitez is hoping that new signing Joselu can help. The former Stoke City forward debuted in black and white early on in the second half and would have had a debut goal if it wasn't for two hard-earned saves from Huddersfield Town keeper Jonas Lossl. Having lost Florian Lejeune and Paul Dummett to injury, Benitez added Jamaal Lascelles and Chancel Mbemba to the back-line.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 20 - 10:45 AM

Huddersfield Town is trying to become the latest team to defy the odds in the top-flight after its second straight victory.

The Terriers had to wait until the 50th minute to secure their first top-flight goal in 45 years when midfielder Aaron Mooy connected with Elias Kachunga. The winger sent Mooy a pass at the edge of the penalty area where the summer transfer from Manchester City curled a shot past a diving Rob Elliot to send the John Smith's into a frenzy. Huddersfield now sit tied for first place atop the table with Manchester United after winning its first two Premier League games in the club's history, securing a clean sheet in each match so far.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 20 - 10:37 AM

Arsenal a good goal called offside and saw two reasonable penalty shouts ignored as they dropped a 1-0 decision to old nemesis Stoke City.

The defending on Jese's lone goal of the match was poor but Arsenal will feel they got the short end of the stick from the officials. Lacazette's goal should certainly have been allowed and if even one of the two penalty shouts had been called the dodgy defense from Monreal would have been forgotten.
Source: Espnfc.com
Aug 19 - 2:39 PM

New arrival Jese scored the only goal on his debut in Stoke City's 1-0 win over Arsenal Saturday.

Jese was a dynamic presence for 70 minutes on his debut and rewarded Mark Hughes with three points. Despite losing Xherdan Shaqiri to another muscular issue, it was a good day for the Potters as Saido Berahino and Jese combined for the winner.
Source: Espnfc.com
Aug 19 - 2:30 PM

Brighton and Hove Albion were shutout for the second straight match as they suffered a 2-0 at Leicester City.

Chris Hughton's side were unable to produce a positive result following last week's 2-0 defeat by Manchester City. The Seagulls fell behind inside a minute when Shinji Okazaki scored from close range after goalkeeper Mathew Ryan spilled a strike from Riyad Mahrez. Despite the poor start the visitors appeared to have equalized through Glenn Murray but the striker saw his goal disallowed for offside. The rest of the match was titled in favor of Leicester as Harry Maguire made it 2-0 early in the second half. While Hughton tried to get his side back in the match with the introduction of Anthony Knockaert and Tomar Hemed, who did force a fine saw from Kasper Schmeichel, Brighton couldn't mount a comeback.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 19 - 1:40 PM

Harry Maguire opened his scoring account for Leicester City as the Foxes picked up 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.

Craig Shakespeare's side responded from last week's 4-3 defeat at Arsenal with an efficient performance at the King Power Stadium. The hosts took the lead inside a minute when Shinji Okazaki tapped in after Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan failed to hold a low strike from Riyad Mahrez. The rest of the first period saw Okazaki and Jamie Vardy, who would later hobble off, fail to convert chances while Seagulls striker Glenn Murray had a goal disallowed for offside. However, the missed opportunities did not come back to haunt Leicester as Maguire rose at the back post to head home a Mahrez corner to double the lead in the 54th minute. Aside from the concern over the health of Vardy, the Foxes will be happy with the result.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 19 - 1:26 PM

Tom Heaton, one of the stars of Burnley's survival last season was beaten near side by Hal Robson-Kanu as West Brom beat the Clare's 1-0 at Turf Moor.

It is hardly a surprise when Sean Dyche's struggles to score. That makes the margins thin for the Clarets and that was the case again on Saturday as a single well-taken shot meant dropping all three points. It was hardly an easy save but it was the sort of thing that went right last season.
Source: Espnfc.com
Aug 19 - 1:17 PM

Crystal Palace threw its whole team back, but was undone by one mental mistake in a 1-0 loss to Liverpool.

In the 73rd minute, Luka Milivojevic failed to get the ball out of the area quick enough, allowing Dominic Solanke to knock the ball loose for Sadio Mane's match-winner. Despite the loss, Palace moved in the right direction with a solid defensive performance following the season-opening 3-0 loss to Huddersfield Town last weekend. Wayne Hennessey was masterful with 12 saves as Liverpool easily could have come away with three or four on the afternoon. But the Eagles only managed one shot on goal with star attacker Wilfried Zaha.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 19 - 12:27 PM

Liverpool needed the comforts of home to secure its first win of the season in a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

After a hectic, yet disappointing 3-3 draw with Watford on the opening weekend, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made some defensive changes–in came Andrew Robertson, Joe Gomez and Ragnar Klaven– to secure a clean sheet in a hard-fought match with visiting Palace. It was Saido Mane who scored the lone goal and match-winner, thanks to summer signing Dominic Solanke's effort. Solanke dispossessed Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic near the penalty area and the ball fell fortuitously to Mane inside the box in the 73rd minute as the Senegalese hit the back of the net for the second straight match.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 19 - 12:20 PM

Southampton ended their home goal drought emphatically with a narrow 3-2 win over West Ham at St. Mary's.

Southampton took an early lead through Manolo Gabbiadini on 11', ending a 6 game PL tun without a home goal at St. Mary's. West Ham didn't help their chances of a comeback as Marko Arnautovic was sent off for elbowing Jack Stephens. Ex-Saints captain Jose Fonte then gave away a penalty by pulling down Steven Davis. Tadic converted from 12 yards. However, Javier Hernandez scored twice to inspire hope of a comeback. However, Zabaleta gave away another spot-kick in injury time by fouling Yoshida and Charlie Austin made no mistake with it.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 19 - 12:16 PM

Warford upset the odds to secure an impressive away win over Bournemouth.

The Hornets went ahead thanks to the contributions of two new signings. Andre Gray crossed for Brazilian Richarlison to prod home the first for Marco Silva's men. The second was a throwback to twelve months ago though, as Etienne Capoue struck from range to double the lead. Bournemouth started with afobe up front, but he saw his best chance sved while Josh King also headed an opportunity over the bar.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 19 - 12:07 PM

Hal Robson-Kanu was the hero and almost a goat as his goal provided the difference before he was sent off late.

The Wales international contributed a second unlikely scorer for Tony Pulis for the second consecutive weekend. Albion completed their second consecutive 1-0 win of the season in fine Pulls fashion. The one downside was Robson-Kanu being sent off late after his elbow came in too high fighting for a ball in the air.
Source: Espnfc.com
Aug 19 - 12:06 PM



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