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Hull City Appoint Nigel Adkins as Coach

Yorkshire, Dec 7: English football club Hull City on Thursday appointed Nigel Adkins as their new head coach.

“Adkins, a Championship promotion-winner with Southampton in 2012, will be joined at the KCOM Stadium by his trusted assistant Andy Crosby on an 18-month contract,” the club said in a statement.

“His success with Southampton, where he took the south coast club from League One to the Premier League with back-to-back promotions, Adkins also guided Scunthorpe United to promotion in 2007 and 2009, and has spells in charge of Reading and Sheffield United on his CV,” the statement added.

The 52-year-old will oversee his first training session on Thursday and will take charge of the side for Saturday’s home game against Brentford.


Transfer Window 2017: 10 Transfers That Will Be Completed In The Upcoming Days

The Premier League has been a busy place since the end of the previous season as teams from all over the country are busy trying to get their deals done quickly this summer.

The likes of Manchester City and Everton have been the busiest clubs by far this summer while Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea are not too far behind.

There are a number of smaller clubs as well, who are looking to complete their deals quickly and now that the transfer window is officially open, a few of those moves have been regulated.

The Premier League has already seen a few players add to various squads but what are the top-10 moves so far of this window?

Here are 10 of the top transfers that are all but completed in the current transfer window:


Defender Maguire Signs For Leicester City

London, June 16 (IANS) English football club Leicester City announced its first signing of the summer in the form of defender Harry Maguire from Hull City. The 24-year-old signed a contract which will run till the summer of 2022.

The England player on Thursday said it was during a meeting with Leicester head coach Craig Shakespeare that he became confident his future lay with the 2015-16 English Premier League (EPL) champions, reports Efe.

“It’s a very exciting moment for me. Once I had my eyes on this club, I always wanted to join. Thankfully I’m here so I can’t wait to get the season started and kick on,” said Maguire, who will join his new team-mates in early July ahead of Leicester’s pre-season training camp in Austria.

“There were a number of clubs interested, but when I met the coach here, he pretty much swayed it into the direction of this club. He showed me the way that the club is going. It’s on the up and it looks very promising for the future, so credit to the gaffer,” he added.

“You can see that with the structure of the club, it’s going to look upwards rather than down so that was a big reason why, as soon as I knew there was an interest, I wanted to jump at the opportunity.”

Maguire made a total of 36 appearances in the 2016/17 season for Hull, who were relegated from the EPL.


Barclay Premier League: Worst XI Including Arsenal and Manchester United Stars

The top flight English football league has come to an end and Chelsea remain as the top side, beating the likes of Spurs to the Premier League title. While Sunderland, Hull City and Middlesbrough are relegated, Liverpool and Manchester City joined the Spurs in the Champions League next season.

Arsenal and United finished outside the top four the first the time in more than a decade while West Brom managed to finish in the top half of the table. There were a number of top class individual performances throughout the campaign but there were a few stars who failed to live up to their expectations. Here is the worst XI for the English domestic league this season, including all such stars:


Premier League 2016-17: Team Of The Season!

The Premier League has finally come to an end and there are a number of stories to discuss from the start of the campaign. While Chelsea managed to lift their sixth Premier League title, Arsenal will miss out on Champions League football for the first time in 19 years while Liverpool managed to step into the elite competition, for just the second time in eight years.

Manchester City managed to finish in the 3rd spot while United and Everton finished 6th and seventh respectively.  There were a number of brilliant individual performances throughout the season and here is the best XI for the 2016-17 season of the Premier League:


Premier League Team Of The Week (Match Day 30): Dominated By Crystal Palace And Liverpool Stars

The Premier League was back in town after the international break and there was plenty for the fans to savor in what was a tiring weekend of action between the best teams in the country.

While Arsenal and Manchester City played out a 2-2 draw at the Emirates, Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw by the Baggies, making some changes at the top of the table.

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea fell to a surprising loss to Crystal Palace at home but the Spurs managed to take all three points from their tie against the Clarets.

Liverpool won yet another Merseyside derby and there were some brilliant individual performances to talk about at the weekend.

And with the round done and dusted, here is the team of the week for Match Day 30 of the Premier League:


Goal Keeper:

Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace):

With a number of astonishing saves at the Stamford Bridge, Hennessey was one of the best players for Palace in their win over Chelsea at the weekend.

Danny Simpson (Leicester City):

The Leicester city full back picked up two assists in the 2-0 victory over the Potters at the weekend to find a place in this side.

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur):

The Englishman started as a part of the back-3 for the Spurs at the Turf Moor and picked up a goal to add to a solid performance helping his side a victory.

Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace):

The Liverpool loanee has been in superb form since joining the Eagles and he was all over the Chelsea attackers, giving them no chance to find the back of the net.

Andrew Robertson (Hull City):

Played a huge role in his side’s victory over West Ham putting in a solid performance at the back and also picking up a goal at the other end.


Lucas Leiva (Liverpool):

The Brazil midfielder only started on the night thanks to injuries but he put in a sublime performance that never allowed Everton to get into the game.

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City):

Another goal scorer for the Foxes, Ndidi was sublime in their victory over Stoke City, keeping them away from goal and also scoring at the other end.

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool):

The Brazilian playmaker was back to his best in the derby as he toyed with the Everton defense and picked up a goal and assist for his troubles.

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace):

The former Manchester United man was the biggest threat for Chelsea on the night as he was a constant threat, scoring and assisting a goal each to help his side to a victory.


Leroy Sane (Manchester City):

The Manchester City youngster ran ragged on the night as he got the better of Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin to open the scoring for his side at the Emirates.


Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace):

The Belgian striker was a thorn in the flesh for the Chelsea back line and his sumptuous finish in the 11th minute was enough for Palace to hold on to a victory.

This is how they would line up (4-2-3-1):

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Barclays Premier League Team Of The Week: Including Manchester United and Liverpool stars

The Premier League was back in town this weekend and standing as the last round of fixtures before the international break, there were some important matches for teams around the table.

While Chelsea managed to edge past Stoke, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United ran away with easy victories.

Manchester City and Liverpool were involved in an intense 1-1 draw at the Etihad while Arsenal fell prey at the Hawthorns, slipping into the 6th place as a result of this defeat.

There were a number of other performances including Leicester City’s 3rd consecutive victory but there were also some individual performances that need to be mentioned.

To understand who were the best at the weekend in the Premier League here is the Team of the Week for Matchday 29:

Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City):

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Stuck in and was determined not to let West Ham score as he made a couple of top notch saves to find a place in this side.

Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion):

Was a constant thorn for Arsenal as he popped up with a brace and frustrated them all night to earn his side all three points.

Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City):

The Manchester City man made a number of blocks and interceptions and put the Liverpool side away from danger to earn his team a point.

Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace):

Worked hard all night and helped his side to a hard-fought clean sheet in the 1-0 victory over Watford at the weekend.

Antonio Valencia (Manchester United):

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His persistence and never give up attitude have him a goal in Manchester United’s comfortable victory over Middlesbrough at the Riverside.

Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur):

The Belgian midfielder was at the top of his game as he dictated the midfield and did not allow Southampton to settle into the game, helping his side a victory at the weekend.

James Milner (Liverpool):

Though not completely at his best on the night, Milner made sure that the likes of Raheem Sterling was given no space or time on the ball, before popping up with a confident penalty to give Liverpool the lead at the Etihad.

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United):

A tremendous finish from the youngster gave Manchester United a victory over Boro in a game where they were not completely in control.

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur):

Scored the opening goal against the Saints and was constantly at it as he troubled the visitors in an exciting game at the Whiter Hart Lane.

Benik Afobe (AFC Bournemouth):

Arguably his best game for the Cherries year, Afobe put in the hard yards as Bournemouth stunned Paul Clement’s Swansea side on the Saturday.

Romelu Lukaku (Everton):

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An assist and a brace against Hull City gave Everton a comfortable victory at the weekend as Lukaku puts the contract negotiations behind him to help his side a victory.

This is how they would lineup:

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Premier League Team Of The Week: Dominated By Liverpool Stars

The English Premier League was there to entertain one and all this weekend. Teams around the country were busy fighting for three crucial points to consolidate their place in the points table in the last round.

Game Week 27 of the Premier League had some exciting matchups between teams at different ends of the table.

Chelsea managed to get the better of West Ham in a late Monday night kick-off after Liverpool put Arsenal to the sword.

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City also picked up maximum points but Manchester United were held by the Cherries at home in this round.

There were some super individual performances all around the league with some of the star players, continuing their form this season.

With the game week done and dusted, here is the Team of the Week for the fixtures this weekend:

Artur Boruc (AFC Bournemouth):

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Made a number of point blank saves along with putting out Zlatan’s penalty to win the match for a 10-man Bournemouth at the Old Trafford.

Joel Matip (Liverpool):

Keeping up with the likes of Giroud, Welbeck and Sanchez, the Cameroon star put in a solid performance to help Liverpool to a victory over Arsenal.

Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace):

The on-loan defender from Liverpool, Sakho helped Palace to their second consecutive clean sheet in the victory over the Baggies this weekend.

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City):

Coming back to form after a long time, Kolarov played as a centre-back in this game and put in a commanding performance in the 2-0 victory over Sunderland.

Tom Carroll (Swansea):

Just as it looked like the referee gifted Burnley all three points, Tom Carroll, who was exceptional all night, came up with a superb cross for the winner, giving Swansea three crucial points over Burnley.

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace):

Created a number of chances but more important sat back and soaked up the pressure in Palace’s much-needed win over West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Nathan Redmond (Southampton):

Getting past his man in almost everyone on one situation, Redmond was superb in the thrilling 4-3 win over Watford this weekend to find a place in this team.

Adam Lallana (Liverpool):

The man of the match for Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal, Lallana was full of energy right until the final whistle as he ran the midfield for his side on a comfortable night.

Sadio Mane (Liverpool):

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The Senegalese winger has a nag of scoring against the big clubs and he added one to his name against Arsenal to back up the brace against Tottenham not so long ago.

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur):

The Spurs star was unlucky not to complete a hat-trick but he was a bagful for Everton to manage in the 3-2 victory at the White Hart Lane.

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City):

Finding some form in the previous game against Liverpool, Vardy was back to his best, and though did not score a goal, was the most dangerous man on the pitch.

Here is how they lineup (3-5-2):

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Premier League Team Of The Week For Matchday 26 Including Chelsea And Leicester City Stars

The Premier League was back in town this weekend as teams from around the country were back fighting for three points so close to the business end of the season.

There were some interesting matchups in the week even as the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Southampton were all busy elsewhere and skipped this round.

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur managed to put in decent performances to go all the way to a victory while Liverpool failed to take even a points from this game.

Leicester City and Crystal Palace took 3 crucial points each from this weekend, making it an interesting one. There were a number of star individual performances that took the league by a storm and here is the team of the week for the 8 games that were played this weekend:

Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion):

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Fast growing into a consistent shot-stopper for the Baggies, Foster, was simply superb in between the sticks, making a number of important saves to help his side to a 2-1 victory over the Cherries this weekend.

Seamus Coleman (Everton):

Up against former teammate Oviedo against Sunderland, Coleman put in a dominating performance n the right flank helping Everton to all three points.

Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion):

The second Baggies player on the list, McAuley was superb against the Bournemouth attackers at the back and he also came up with a goal at the other end to give his side a much-needed victory.

Michael Keane (Burnley):

Though gave away an early penalty, Keane came up with a super goal at the other end to get his team level in a solid performance at the weekend.

Patrick Van Aanholt (Crystal Palace):

Linking up well with the likes of Zaha on the flank, Palace’s fullback Van Aanholt put in a superb shift scoring the only goal in Palace’s victory over Boro this weekend.

Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea):

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Arguably his best game this season for the Blues, Fabregas was all over the Swansea defenders, opening the scoring and also creating a number of chances, helping his side to a comfortable victory.

Idrissa Gueye (Everton):

Quickly becoming a star player at the Goodison Park, Gueye scored the first goal of the game and also made more tackles than any other player in this game in a productive game.

Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City):

The English midfielder came back to life against Liverpool, as he put in an energetic performance in the midfield and also came up with a screamer to settle the game at the King Power.

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City):

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Having broken the goal scoring voodoo at the King Power in the first game after Ranieri was sacked, Jamie Vardy came up with a brace against Liverpool this weekend to give Leicester City a victory, their first in almost a couple of months this season.

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur):

The English striker scored his 3rd hat-trick in 9 games and continued his scoring streak against Stoke City to give Tottenham a comfortable victory this weekend.

Romelu Lukaku (Everton):

Picked up a late goal against Sunderland to seal all three points for Everton as he scored his 17th goal of the season, in a remarkable campaign for the Belgian.


This is how they would lineup (4-3-3):

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Stats: Nine Premier League Players With Most Appearances in All Competitions This Season!

The Premier League is one of the most competitive leagues in world football and the schedule in the country is testing.

The schedule in English Premier League sees teams compete in three domestic tournaments, including two cup competitions. So it does not come as a surprise that the teams in the league find it hard to play a set of players for every game.

However, this season has seen some star players play regularly for their clubs even when they had to play twice a week which has helped their respective clubs.

There are a few players who have played almost every game for their club but who has made the most appearances in all competition from clubs in England this season?

Here is a list of the top 9 players who have made the most appearances in all competitions this season:

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