Check out the EPL, Bundesliga, Italian and La Liga tables as it stands (photos)

Check out the EPL, Bundesliga, Italian and La Liga tables as it stands (photos)

It has been a very exciting day in football across the top four football leagues in Europe with some mouthwatering action still billed for Sunday..

Check out the EPL, Bundesliga, Italian and La Liga tables as it stands (photos)Juventus and Liverpool still top the Italian (Serie A) and English league by a stretch while Barcelona tops the Spanish la Liga .

 

See the league tables after the cut .

Check out the EPL, Bundesliga, Italian and La Liga tables as it stands (photos)Check out the EPL, Bundesliga, Italian and La Liga tables as it stands (photos)Check out the EPL, Bundesliga, Italian and La Liga tables as it stands (photos)

Arsenal surprisingly humiliate Chelsea 2-0 (Epl Match of the Day, as it happened)

Arsenal surprisingly humiliate Chelsea 2-0  (Epl Match of the Day, as it happened)

Arsenal football club of England against all odds defeated London rivals, Chelsea, 2-0, in  tactical fashion, effectively putting an end to Chelsea’s title ambitions.

 

Arsenal surprisingly humiliate Chelsea 2-0  (Epl Match of the Day, as it happened)Pundits had expected a toughly contested match given that both clubs needed a win to advance their season ambitions, and given Arsenal haven’t been in a rich vein of form recently, many expected Chelsea to at least put up a fight.

Arsenal, with their swashbuckling, mind blowing counter attacking football, constantly decimated Chelsea tile and time again, with Lacazette and Aubameyang pulling the strings, and save for some near-goal chances from Chelsea, Arsenal remained superior in all areas of the field.

French man, Alexandre Lacazette, in a rich burn of form, lashed home from the tightest of angles after finding a poor cross from Bellerin, which he turned round the corner, made a touch past Marcos Alonso and then smashed into the roof of the net, stunning Chelsea head coach, Sarri and his boys.

Arsenal surprisingly humiliate Chelsea 2-0  (Epl Match of the Day, as it happened)Chelsea reacted poorly to the goal, making poor passes, poor connections between their
midfield players, with Eden Hazard looking confused and Isolated as the lone striker, while Pedro and Willian remained unable to make any sensible contribution forward, as Koscielny marshaled the defense marvelously.
Still in the first half, Laurent Koscielny scored his first goal since his injury nightmare.
Sokratis scooped the ball into the danger area, and with Koschielny six yards out, connects the ball with his shoulders into the back of the net.

Arsenal surprisingly humiliate Chelsea 2-0  (Epl Match of the Day, as it happened)
There was still time for Jorginho to hit the post with a header from a Willian corner before the half-time whistle gave everyone the chance to calm down.

The second half could not and did not live up to the first.

Arsenal surprisingly humiliate Chelsea 2-0  (Epl Match of the Day, as it happened)In the second half, Chelsea prodded, introduced Ross Barkley, Giroud and Hudson Odoi in the closing stages, but it all came to no avail.
With this win, Arsenal still remain strongly in the hunt for top four with a match against Man U in the FA cup their next litmus test.

 

 

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-3 , Man U 2-1 Brighton (The English Premier League today!)

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-3 , Man U 2-1 Brighton (The English Premier League today!)

Liverpool continued their march to English Premier league glory this season with a thrilling 4-3 win over Crystal Palace despite being 1-0 down at halftime, while Manchester United made it six Epl wins out of six matches with a rather nervy 2-1 win over Brighton.

 

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-3 , Man U 2-1 Brighton (The English Premier League today!)

 

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, wary of Man City’s resurgence, started with his usual 4-3-3 formation with Fabinho, Joel Matip and

Naby Keita restored to the starting line up while Crystal Palace spearheaded their attack at Anfield with Wilfred Zaha and Jordan Ayew.

 

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-3 , Man U 2-1 Brighton (The English Premier League today!)

 

Andros Townsend had the Eagles ahead at half-time, but Jurgen  Klopp’s halftime talk had the desired effect as Liverpool, first through Salah and then through Roberto Firmino, scored twice within eight minutes of the restart.

Salah and Mane scored two more goals towards the end sandwiched by goals from James Tomkims and Meyer. A red card given to Milner in the 89th minute ensured Liverpool endured a nervous finish, restoring their grasp at top of the EPL table .

At Old Trafford, manager Ole Gunnaer Solksjaer continued his winning streak as goals from Pogba and Rashford ensured United cane out victorious against a resilient Brighton side, intent on avoiding relegation.

Solksjaer started with his winning formula, starting with the attacking trio of Rashford, Lingard and Martial and early on his efforts paid off as Pogba scored a penalty after he was fouled in the box, before Rashford made a marvelous dribbling turn to lash into the net from  a not-too-easy angle .

 

Other results from today’s matches in the Epl ;

Wolves 4 – 3 Leicester City

AFC Bournemouth 2 – 0 West Ham United

Newcastle United 3 – 0Cardiff City

Southampton 2 – 1 Everton

Watford 0 – 0 Burnley

US embassy issues countrywide security alert on Nigeria

US embassy issues countrywide security alert on Nigeria

The US embassy has issued a security alert to its citizens residing in Nigeria. It pointed to a possible threat from ISIS West Africa (ISWA) and Boko Haram. Read the statement below.

There is an increase in ISIS propaganda videos specifically directed to Nigeria and the ongoing civil unrest in Borno state and the Northeast. ISIS West Africa (ISWA) and Boko Haram have both stated they plan to disrupt the upcoming 2019 presidential elections by conducting attacks on Nigerian Security and infrastructure, as well as places of gathering such as markets, hotels, and malls. While we have no specific threat information to the U.S. Embassy or within Nigeria during the election season, U.S. citizens in Nigeria should remember to follow personal security precautions on a regular basis.

Actions to Take:

  • Expect additional police and military checkpoints and possible road blocks throughout the country
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Nigerian visa, if needed
  • Exercise caution when walking or driving at night
  • Review travel routes and times to reduce time and place predictability
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, government facilities, places of worship, tourist locations, and transportation hubs
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Monitor local media for updates.