Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Pogba back with a bang as United dazzle in EPL •Arsenal win derby

By News Express on 19/11/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,021

•Manchester United star Paul Pogba
•Manchester United star Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba marked his comeback with a goal and an assist as Manchester United fought back to beat Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday and stay on Manchester City’s tail.

Sidelined since mid-September by a hamstring injury, France midfielder Pogba made a decisive return as Jose Mourinho’s side restored the eight-point gap that separates them from Premier League leaders City.

Pep Guardiola’s City had earlier prevailed 2-0 at Leicester City and there were also wins for champions Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal, who beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the north London derby.

“We can only play Manchester City twice in a season,” United manager Mourinho told BT Sport.

“In those games, we will try to take points. Outside of those fixtures, we are not in control."

United remain second, a point above Chelsea, who climbed above Tottenham into third place courtesy of a 4-0 success at West Bromwich Albion.

In addition to Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic received a rapturous reception when he came on as a substitute following his recovery from a serious knee injury.

A slip by Victor Lindelof enabled Dwight Gayle to put Newcastle ahead in the 14th minute with the first league goal United had conceded at Old Trafford since April.

But Pogba’s feathery cross teed up Anthony Martial to head in a 37th-minute equaliser and after Chris Smalling had headed the hosts in front, Pogba tapped in Marcus Rashford’s cushioned header early in the second half.

Romelu Lukaku added a fourth, swapping passes with Juan Mata and thrashing home to end a seven-game goal drought.

At Leicester, Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne struck fine goals as ruthless Manchester City registered a 16th successive victory in all competitions.

Jesus finished off a slick move shortly before half-time and De Bruyne made it 2-0 early in the second half with a blistering left-foot shot into the top-left corner.

“It is complicated to defend against Leicester, but we did really well. We did not concede one chance in 90 minutes,” City manager Guardiola told the BBC.

“We continue with our good rhythm in terms of points and the way we play."

City captain Vincent Kompany made his first league start since August following his latest calf injury.

But in a major blow for the visitors, Guardiola said fellow centre-back John Stones was facing “four to six weeks” out after being forced off in the first half with a hamstring problem. SALAH TOP SCORER

Chelsea piled the pressure on West Brom manager Tony Pulis with a breezy 4-0 win at The Hawthorns, where Antonio Conte’s side secured the title last season.

Eden Hazard scored twice and had a hand in Alvaro Morata’s 17th-minute opener, with Marcos Alonso also on target.

Quick-fire first-half goals by Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez earned Arsenal a richly deserved victory over arch rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium.

“They had the urgency, the desire and the focus,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said of his players.

“In a derby like that, that plays a part. We didn’t lose the defensive focus for 90 minutes.”

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino felt, with justification, that the free-kick that led to Mustafi’s goal should not have been awarded and that Mustafi had been offside from Mesut Ozil’s cross.

“I’m disappointed because the small details were against us, which makes it difficult to win,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.

It was Arsenal’s first league victory over Spurs since March 2014 and left them a point below their local rivals in sixth place.

Liverpool are level on points with Arsenal in fifth after a routine 3-0 home win over Southampton at Anfield.

Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah scored two first-half goals – the first a magnificent curler – to become the Premier League’s leading scorer on nine goals, with Philippe Coutinho adding a third.

High-flying Burnley also sit on 22 points after Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes scored in a 2-0 home win over second-bottom Swansea City.

Bottom club Crystal Palace were twice pegged back in a lively 2-2 home draw with Everton, for whom David Unsworth remains in charge on a caretaker basis.

James McArthur’s opener after 51 seconds was cancelled out by a Leighton Baines penalty and although Wilfried Zaha restored Palace’s lead, Oumar Niasse levelled again on the cusp of half-time.

Callum Wilson netted a hat-trick and Harry Arter also found the net as Bournemouth belied the dismissal of defender Simon Francis to beat Huddersfield Town 4-0 and move clear of the relegation zone. (AFP)

Source News Express

Posted 19/11/2017 05:59:24 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
APC Congresses delay passage of 2018 budget as...

Buhari loses senior aide

Donald Trump turning into another Idi Amin —...

Sheriff walks out on Jonathan, State Governors during...

Saudis take 100 per cent control of America’s...

I’LL RETIRE AS A TEACHER —Sanusi •CBN Gov’nor...

Ijaw youths threaten to blow up $15b oil...

Libya’s UN-backed government defies threats by rival factions,...

Kano to renovate NYSC orientation camp

Biafra sit-at-home protest disrupts business activities in Bayelsa...

Etisalat launches new tariff offer

Rainstorm destroys 200 houses in Kaduna

 

Latest News Why kidnappers are after me — Mikel Obi’s father •Opens up on strained relationship with Mikel Buhari, APC, governors woo Saraki with juicy offers 9 family members perish in boat mishap Apostle Sulaiman under attack over failed prophesy on Ekiti election Osinbajo orders 72-hour joint operation to clear Apapa traffic gridlock Killings, greatest threat to Nigeria’s existence — Dickson I’m no longer in APC, Gov. Ortom insists Alex Otti back in the race for Abia governorship Dino Melaye suspends inauguration of projects America soon to get first Muslim Governor? Will Nigeria Air succeed where others failed? U.S. regulators approve new malaria drug

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (363,311 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (359,069 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (287,473 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (235,911 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (215,210 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (212,897 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (186,996 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (168,950 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,547 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (153,247 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (148,022 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (139,147 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,364) Business Verdict (47) Columnists (890) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (616) Global Business Monitor (286) International (2,153) Interview (158) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,324) Opinion (1,024) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,630) Religion (788) Sports (1,612) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Nigerian detainees send SOS from Osama prison

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement