Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has hailed Alex Iwobi for his well executed goal in the 2-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday night.
Iwobi scored his first Premier League goal of the season after putting Everton 1-0 ahead just six minutes into the game, finishing off Lucas Digne’s pass.
Ruben Neves equalised for Wolves before Michael Keane netted the winner for the Toffees.
The win took Ancelotti’s side to fourth position in the Premier League table
And commenting after the game Ancelotti was pleased with the way Iwobi and Digne combined for the opening goal.
“We had a different approach without Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin. We played more to attack the flanks with Iwobi and Digne and it worked well because the first goal was a fantastic combination,” he told BBC Sport.
“Michael Keane is unbelievable with his head. His goal helped us to stay in a good position in the table.”
Super Falcon Star, Francisca Ordega Donates Wheelchairs To The Needy In Benue
Super Falcons star, Francisca Ordega, has donated wheelchairs to the needy in Benue State.
Ordega, who has previously made headlines for buying a car for her father and building a house for her mother, made the donations through her foundation, the Francisca Ordega Foundation, yesterday, Friday, January 15th, 2021. The Francisca Ordega Foundation has also previously fed the needy during Christmas a few years ago.
She has been in Nigeria since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic because the Chinese League was on break at the time and foreign players have not been allowed back since the crisis started.
She has previously played in Russia, Sweden, for Washington Spirits in the United States, Sydney FC in Australia and Atletico Madrid in Spain before moving to Shanghai in the Chinese Super League.
Here are pictures from the occasion.
It’s a wrap… thanks to God almighty….
My Mum always tell me (MLUMUN)There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others….
Also a quote from (John Bunyan) You have not lived today until you have done something for someone pic.twitter.com/7V37CDqBTV
— ordega francisca (@OrdegaF) January 16, 2021
Ekwunife Celebrates Golden Eaglets as they Advance To WAFU U17 Semis
– Lauds Sports Minister over determination to overhaul the nation’s sports sector
As member, Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development, the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife (Iyom) had joined the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr Sunday Dare and a delegation of the Senate committee in visiting the camp of the Golden Eaglets before they departed to Togo for the ongoing WAFU U17 tournament.
The Golden Eaglets yesterday advanced to the Semi Finals of the WAFU U17 tournament following Ghana’s defeat to Cote d’Ivoire. The Eaglets needed a favour from the Ivorians to advance to the Semi Finals Stage of the tournament which was obliged after the Ivorians outclassed the Black Starlets 3 – 1 in yesterday’s sizzling encounter.
In a congratulatory message to the Golden Eaglets, Ekwunife extolled the team for making the nation proud, and advancing to the Semis of the West African Football Union tournament. She described Sports as a veritable platform for youth development and called for improvement in welfare and support for the nation’s football teams.
While enjoining the Golden Eaglets to remain upbeat as they take on Burkina Faso in what is expected to be a tough Semi Final encounter on Friday, the quintessential Federal Lawmaker extolled the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr Sunday Dare for his determination to overhaul the nation’s sports sector. She urged him to use his position to further identify and promote talents that can be sponsored to participate in both local and international sports activities.
Ekwunife stressed on the need for the Federal and State governments to utilize sports as an avenue to identify and grow the natural talents of young sports inclined men and women who can be found in every State of the Federation. She advocated for more financial support from both the public and private sectors to ensure that the nation’s sporting talents are adequately rewarded for their services to the country’s sports teams.
FA Cup: Manchester United Drawn Against Liverpool In Fourth Round
Manchester United will face Liverpool in the blockbuster tie of the FA Cup fourth round, while League Two Cheltenham host Manchester City.
Liverpool and United will clash for two consecutive weekends with the top two also facing off in the Premier League on Sunday.
National League North side Chorley’s reward for their victory over a depleted Derby was a home tie with Premier League Wolves.
Chorley manager Jamie Vermiglio told BBC Sport: “That’s what we really wanted, Premier League opposition, great.
“And there’s a bit of history because in 1986, Chorley played against Wolves at home and beat them 3-0, so we just need to do that again.”
Should Chorley pull off another upset, they could face holders Arsenal in the fifth round.
League Two Crawley, who thrashed Leeds 3-0 in the third round, travel to Bournemouth.
The fourth round ties will be played across the weekend of January 22 to 25 with the fifth round taking place between February 9 to 11.
FA Cup fourth round draw:
Manchester United v Liverpool
Cheltenham v Manchester City
Bournemouth v Crawley
Swansea v Nottingham Forest
Southampton or Shrewsbury v Arsenal
Barnsley v Norwich
Chorley v Wolves
Millwall v Bristol City
Brighton v Blackpool
Wycombe v Tottenham
Fulham v Burnley
Sheffield United v Plymouth
Chelsea v Luton
Stockport or West Ham v Doncaster
Brentford v Leicester
Everton v Sheffield Wednesday
Fifth round draw:
Manchester United or Liverpool v Stockport/West Ham/Doncaster
Fulham or Burnley v Bournemouth or Crawley
Sheffied United or Plymouth v Millwall or Bristol City
Chorley or Wolves v Southampton/Shrewsbury/Arsenal
Barnsley or Norwich v Chelsea or Luton
Everton or Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe or Tottenham
Swansea or Nottingham Forest v Cheltenham or Manchester City
Brentford or Leicester v Brighton or Blackpool
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