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Christian Atsu plays full throttle as Newcastle United start season with home loss

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Christian Atsu played full throttle for Newcastle United as they were defeated 2-0 by Tottenham Hotspurs in their English Premier League opener at the St. James Park on Sunday afternoon.

Newcastle deployed a 4-3-3 formation with Atsu, Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez as their front three but they failed to pose any threat to Tottenham, who finished second to Chelsea last season.

The Magpies were, however in the game until midfielder Jonjo Shelvey his marching orders for unsportsmanlike behaviour.

From there on, the visitors took charge and were put ahead on the 66th minute through Dele Ali after he connected to a Christian Eriksen’s cross.

Christian Eriksen, who provided the assist for the first goal, tees up Ben Davies inside the box and he rolls the ball into the bottom right corner and past Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot to seal the win for Tottenham.

Newcastle will face fellow newcomers Huddersfield Town in their second game of the season at the John Smith’s Stadium next Sunday.

 



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West Ham United: André Ayew operational!

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At the opening of the 13th day of the Premier League, West Ham United (18th) receives Friday Leicester City (12th). The Hammers, poorly in point in the league, can count on the return of the Ghanaian Andre Ayew.

Ghanaian international Andre Ayew is now available after a brief stoppage due to illness. That’s what West Ham United manager David Moyes said before the game against Leicester City. Moyes, who was recently named head of the Hammers, said Ayew missed the match last weekend against Watford due to illness.

« Andre Ayew was sick, » Moyes told reporters on Thursday.

« It was not so bad but it took a few days to find its mark, » continued the former Manchester United manager.

« He’s back among us, which is good, » added Moyes.

Ayew, 27, has played 10 league games for the Hammers this season. The midfielder will seek to inspire West Ham to victory, which would allow the London-based team to leave the relegation zone.

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Chelsea: Michael Essien back!

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Michael Essien has returned to his former club, Chelsea this week. Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi met the Ghanaian legend at Cobham’s training ground on Wednesday. From 2005 to 2014, Michael Essien has worn the colors of Chelsea. The 34-year-old Ghanaian has played 256 games with the Blues for 24 goals scored. The midfielder has won several trophies including the Champions League and twice the Premier League. The Ghanaian is considered one of the legends of the club. And inevitably, his name still resonates at the Stamford Bridge. This week, the current Persib Bandung player made a courtesy visit to his former club. At the training center, he met the staff and the players. The Belgian Michy Batshuayi, happy with this meeting, was photographed with international international and social networks.

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De 2005 à 2014, Michael Essien a porté les couleurs de Chelsea. Le ghanéen âgé de 34 ans a participé à 256 matchs avec les Blues pour 24 buts marqués. Le milieu de terrain a remporté plusieurs trophées dont la Ligue des Champions et deux fois la Premier League. Le ghanéen est considéré comme l’une des légendes du club. Et forcément, son nom résonne encore au Stamford Bridge.

Cette semaine, l’actuel joueur de Persib Bandung a fait une visite de courtoisie dans son ancien club. Au centre d’entraînement, il a rencontré le personnel et les joueurs. Le Belge Michy Batshuayi, heureux de cette rencontre, s’est fait photographier avec l’international international et les réseaux sociaux.

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Samuel Eto’o offers a million and a half to every migrant

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He made the football star strong. He made his heart speak. He offered each Cameroonian citizen out of the hell of Libya the sum of one million five hundred thousand CFA francs. Samuel Eto’o, like other stars, had deplored the inhuman treatment inflicted on candidates for illegal immigration to Libya. He was ready to rent a plane to pick them up. The government has done so, the footballer has opted for an envelope allowing them to settle. Nice gesture.

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