Ibrahivomic to face three-match ban

After admitting to a charge of violent conduct, Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been hit with a three-match suspension, according to the FA’s official website. The striker was involved in a rather nasty incident with Bournemouth left-back Tyrone Mings during the United vs Bournemouth game on Saturday, an incident that saw both parties receive yellows, instead of deserved reds, and another Bournemouth player, Andrew Surman, receive his own marching orders. This suspension means that the Swede, who has scored an impressive 26 goals for the Manchester side already this…

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Ibrahimovic tables new contract demands

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has demanded a reported two-year contract extension with a pay rise, according to a report from Mirror Sport. The former Swede international moved to Old Trafford last summer amidst suggestions that he has passed his peak. However, he has proved to be United’s best player this season. Manager Jose Mourinho, back in December, expressed his desire to extend Ibrahimovic’s current one-year deal. However, news resurfaced this past week that implied that the Swede is not quite as keen on the extension as his manager—at least not on the…

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The Premier League Golden Boot – Contenders

It’s January again. Being the first month of the year makes it auspicious enough, but this month has a special meaning for fans of football around the world. It stands for the time of the year when the Premier League begins the second half of its season. August to December serve to pick out the metaphorical sheep from amongst the wolves. By January, the true title contenders have been recognised. Amidst the cacophony of noises created by the big teams vying for the title, a subdued game of attrition goes…

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Manchester United vs Liverpool – How it went down

Manchester United faced Liverpool yesterday in a thrilling game that had a massive impact on the Premier League title race. A Liverpool win would have seen Jurgen Klopp’s men keep up the pressure on leaders Chelsea with only five points between them. A Manchester United win would have them move level on points with rivals City earlier dropping points following a 4-nil thrashing at Everton. Both teams lined up in the normal fashion, with Liverpool missing a number of key players — with the likes of Mane, Clyne, Coutinho, Matip,…

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Top 5 performers in the Premier League so far

This Premier League season was hotly anticipated after the managerial changes at most of the top clubs – in came Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte. Surely one of them at least would struggle, and the key to the season would as ever be making the most of the players at their disposal. So who are those players that have made an immediate impression, and have any of the players from outside the top sides had a stunning start? Here we look at the most impressive performers from the…

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