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Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint

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Chelsea stretched their unbeaten Premier League run to five games as Thomas Tuchel’s team deservedly beat Tottenham.

After managing no shots on target in the first half, the visitors looked like a different team after the break and scored three second-half goals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Blues opened the scoring four minutes after the re-start, when Thiago Silva headed past Hugo Lloris from Marcos Alonso’s corner.

Half-time substitute N’Golo Kante added a second with his first goal in 49 league appearances, though his long-range effort took a massive deflection from Eric Dier.

Antonio Rudiger found the bottom corner in injury time to complete the win.

Spurs started the game brightly and were the better side in the first half, but Nuno Espirito Santo’s side managed just two shots on target throughout and struggled to find a response after going behind.

Silva, Alonso, Rudiger, Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner all came close as the Blues enjoyed 10 second-half shots on target, but Lloris made a number of saves to deny them.

Chelsea are one of only three teams yet to lose in the Premier League this season, along with Liverpool and Manchester United.

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The victory lifts the Blues to joint top of the table, alongside Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Before the game, tributes were paid to Jimmy Greaves who played for both clubs, after he died aged 81.

A tale of two halves

Thomas Tuchel said in his post-match interview that he was “absolutely not happy” with his side’s first-half performance, and whatever he said at half-time clearly did the trick.
Chelsea’s best chance in the first 45 minutes fell to Mason Mount, who ran the length of the pitch after winning the ball in his own half, but the England midfielder scuffed his shot from six yards out after playing a one-two with Lukaku.

It was Mount’s withdrawal at half-time that changed Chelsea’s system and the introduction of Kante was the catalyst for Chelsea’s dominant second-half display.

Chelsea were undoubtedly the better team after the break and two minutes after the restart, a superb ball from Silva found Alonso, but the Spaniard’s goal-bound volley was tipped over by Hugo Lloris.

Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint

Alonso repaid the favour not long after, with his brilliant delivery from the corner finding the Brazilian, who rose above Dele Alli to head in the opener.

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Twelve minutes into the second half, Tuchel’s side had a firm grip on the game after Kante’s long-range effort took a big deflection off Eric Dier and went in off the post.

No team has managed more shots on target in a Premier League match this season than Chelsea did against Tottenham, with all 10 coming in the second half.

Lloris was probably Spurs’ best player as he kept a respectable scoreline, but he was eventually beaten for a third time when substitute Werner picked out Rudiger in the box, allowing the German to drill the ball into the bottom left corner.

There are pleasing signs for Tuchel that his side managed such a comfortable win without any goals from his forwards.

The German said his side still aren’t at their best – a stark warning to the teams expected to be challenging for the title come May.

Spurs continue to struggle in front of goal

After winning their opening three Premier League games, it is now back-to-back 3-0 defeats for Spurs, who have scored just one goal from open play this season.

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Following a difficult Europa Conference League draw against Rennes on Thursday, Spurs started the game full of energy and showed their attacking intent from the first whistle.

Nuno’s side were buoyed by the return of Son Heung-min, who returned to the squad after missing two games with a calf strain.

The South Korean was at the heart of Spurs’ early chances and it was he who managed the only shot on target in the first half.

After being played in by Giovani Lo Celso, Son beat Alonso, but his shot was blocked as he collided with Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga who was off his line.

But Chelsea were resolute and difficult to break down. After the break it was one-way traffic as Chelsea grew into the game and a flat Spurs side looked lethargic after going behind.

Harry Kane was kept quiet and restricted to just two chances and often looked lost at the top of the pitch. It is the first time since 2015-16 that the England striker has failed to score in his first four Premier League appearances of a season.

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Grassroot boxing hunt: 41 Potential Boxers Discovered In Awgu LGA, Enugu

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Sports fans in Mgbowo Community at Awgu LGA in Enugu State Nigeria applauded the technical skills of ex international boxer Mazi Ikechukwu Okoronkwo in Grassroot boxing talent hunt discovering conducted on 27/10/21 at Mgbowo Villages .

As parents presented their Children who are interested in the field of Boxing to participate in 17 LGA,s of Enugu State grassroot boxing talent hunt going on in Awgu LGA.

27 males were selected while 14 female were selected After A successful training by Sports Ambassador Boxing Mazi Comr Ikechukwu Okoronkwo.

Grassroot boxing hunt: 41 Potential Boxers Discovered In Awgu, LGA Enugu

Among those selected are; (1) Igwe kelechi (2)Thiophilus Ifeanyi chukwu (3) Udechukwu David (4) Onunwa obinna (5) Udeji Kasima (6) Azi Emmanuel (7) David Akachukwu (8) Esom Justine (9) Akachukwu Pual (10) OZIOMA John (11) Okolomba Joseph (12) Ngene Joel (13) Amata Isiidore (14) Onyekwere Henry (15) Onuigbo Chidera (16) Ikwuagwu Joshua (17) uzoigwe Augustine (18) Otu Patrick (19) Ngozi Ositadinma (20) Udekwe Daniel (21) Udeme Chimdindi (22) innocent Stanley (23) Mba Ikechukwu (24) Adichie Henry (25) Ndubuisi Joseph (26) Nwaru Charles (27) Obasi Eric while among the females are Rachel Nnakwe, Uzor Jullet, Anya. Ijeoma, Onu Favour, Akpa Adaeze, Ogbonnaya favour, Okolie favour, Ernerst Chioma, Akpa patience, chukwu favour, Chukwu Amarachi, Ibe onyinyechi and, Gabriel Ifeabuchi.

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The Honourable Justice O.C. Agbaza of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Wednesday issued a restraining order, barring Bash Ali from further making or publishing any denigrating or defamatory material against the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.

It will be recalled that sometime in April, 2021, Bash Ali had in a letter, which he made available to the public, made several allegations against the Honourable Minister. The Honourable Minister denied those allegations and to assert his innocence, the Honourable Minister filed Suit No. FCT/HC/CV/1269/2021 seeking injunctive reliefs and pecuniary damages from Bash Ali on account of the defamatory publication. Despite the pendency of this suit, Bash Ali recently published a video on social media in which he repeated those false allegations against the Honourable Minister and also issued several threats against the Honourable Minister and the Ministry.

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In response, the Honourable Minister through his counsel, Festus Keyamo Chambers, filed an Interlocutory application with Motion No. M/7145/2021 seeking an order restraining Bash Ali from further denigrating the Honourable Minister until the pending suit is resolved one way or the other. The Honourable Court presided over by Honourable Justice O.C. Agbaza granted the reliefs sought by the Honourable Minister in the morning of 27th October, 2021.

Court Restrains Bash Ali, Bars Him From Defaming Sports Minister

While confirming this position, counsel to the Honourable Minister, Festus Ukpe, Esq of Festus Keyamo Chambers further stated that by virtue of this order, any further denigrating or defamatory publication by Bash Ali against the Honourable Minister is contemptuous of the majesty of the court and is punishable as a crime under our laws. The matter is now adjourned till 15th November, 2021 for further hearing.

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Legendary Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has reportedly prevented the club from sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Newspremises reports.

This was made known by transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, in a Tweet on Tuesday morning.

Accord to him, senior officials at Old Trafford held an urgent meeting on Monday, to brainstorm on whether to sack Solskjaer or not.

However, during the discussions, Ferguson made a case for Solskjaer to continue as the team prepares for a trip to Tottenham Hotspur next.

The meeting took place 24 hours after United were hammered 5-0 by Liverpool at home in the Premier League.

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Romano tweeted: “Manchester United internal talks. Main part of board [Sir Alex Ferguson too] wants to give Solskjær another chance to be in charge for Tottenham game.

“Pressure still high around Ole. No official talks with Antonio Conte – but he’d accept the job in the next days too.”

It is understood that Solskjaer took training on Tuesday morning ahead of the fixture.

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