Aubameyang scores to hand Arsenal win at Old Trafford

November 1st, 2020 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

For the first time since September 2006, Arsenal win a Premier League game at Old Trafford. It came from a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 69th minute penalty.

Aubameyang converted the spot kick for his first league goal since the opening weekend to give Arsenal a 1-0 victory at Manchester United.

The Gunners captain sent David De Gea the wrong way from the spot on 69 minutes after Paul Pogba had fouled Hector Bellerin.

Arsenal had the better of things in a match of few chances.

Bukayo Saka headed over when well placed on the stroke of half-time and Aubameyang curled a shot wide early in the second half.

United’s best effort came with six minutes to go when substitute Donny van de Beek’s cross deflected off Mohamed Elneny and Bernd Leno and on to on to a post.

Arsenal’s first Premier League win at Old Trafford for 14 years moves them to eighth in the table while United stay 15th.

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Chelsea wonderkid set to sign new contract

November 1st, 2020 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Reports in England claim that highly-rated Chelsea youngster Henry Lawrence is set to sign a new three-year deal at the club.

The 19-year-old has been a regular in first team training sessions in the past few months and is on the verge of a senior debut.

Lawrence has already featured in some of Frank Lampard’s Champions League squads and was an unused substitute in the Blues’ last-16 clash with Bayern Munich last season.

The versatile youngster started his career in midfield but his performances at right-back are said to have earned him a professional contract.

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Premier League matches will continue despite second lockdown in England

November 1st, 2020 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

The Premier League will not be halted despite a second national lockdown being enforced by the government.

Boris Johnson has briefed the nation this evening where he announced blanket measures for the country, coming into force from November 5.

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden announced on his Twitter feed that elite sport WOULD be allowed to continue during the shutdown.

That means the Premier League and EFL will carry on as normal.

But for fans of non-professional sport, it’s bad news with games at grassroots level OFF during the shutdown.

The game shut down for three months when the initial lockdown period began in March.

Extensive testing across the sport and social distancing measures, including the use of temporary dressing rooms to keep teams apart, have generally proved successful in preventing a large-scale outbreak.

Over 1,500 Premier League players and staff members were tested between October 12 and 18, with eight positive results returned.

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