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Manchester City Crowned 2017/2018 Premier League Champions

Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday as Manchester United crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion.

City had moved within touching distance of the title with a 3-1 win at Tottenham on Saturday.

They clinched the silverware 24 hours later thanks to Albion forward Jay Rodriguez’s 73rd minute header at Old Trafford.

United had denied City the chance to wrap up the title last weekend when they came from two goals down to beat their bitter rivals 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium.

But Jose Mourinho’s men still ended up handing the trophy to City with a lacklustre display against bottom of the table Albion, who had won only three times in the league this season before this weekend.

City are 16 points clear of second-placed United, who can only take a maximum of 15 points from their remaining five games.

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Winning the title with five matches to go makes City the joint earliest champions in the Premier League era — matching the achievement of the 2000-01 Manchester United team.

City boss Pep Guardiola had planned a day of golf with his son Marius on Sunday, so the Spaniard might have learned of his first Premier League while on the course.

Speaking after the win over Tottenham, Guardiola admitted winning the title in England would be one of the greatest achievements of his glittering career.

He won three league titles with Barcelona and twice lifted the Champions League trophy during his Camp Nou reign.

The 47-year-old also took the German title three times with Bayern Munich, but he believes the unique strength in depth and physical demands of the Premier League makes this triumph among his very best.

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He also conceded it was sweet to triumph in a country where some critics claimed his purist principles couldn’t flourish.

Guardiola and his players will have the chance to celebrate properly next Sunday when they host Swansea in their next fixture.

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Former Super Eagles striker Obinna Nsofor celebrates as he becomes a citizen of Italy 

Former Super Eagles and Inter Milan striker, Obinna Victor Nsofor, has been granted Italian Citizenship.

The 31-year-old Nigerian footballer who last played for South African Premier Soccer League side Cape Town City took to his Instagram page to celebrate after becoming a citizen of Italy.

Sharing a video of himself dancing while showing his Italian passport, Nsofor who is based in Italy wrote:

‘I want to thank God almighty for doing this for me ?? thank you Jesus for loving me so well?? I also want to appreciate everyone that has help me in one way or the other to achieve this, I’m grateful, and to my lovely queen @anastasija_radi thank you always for making me smile, I love you ??.’

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Super Eagles Star Etebo Gets Married In Warri


Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo wedded his lovely spouse, Ebhota Bethel in a quiet traditional wedding ceremony in Warri, Delta State Completesportsnigeria. com.

The ceremony had in attendance Etebo’s nuclear family and friends at the bride family house in Warri CSN gathered.


Etebo who is currently on the books of Stoke City explained to Completesportsnigeria.com why he chose the Bethel.

“She has been there for me and she’s the mother of my son,” Etebo told Completesportsnigeria.com.

“We barely had time to do this and I felt it was necessary to get the marital rites done with before the year ends.”

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Etebo joins the host of Super Eagles players to have quit bachelorhood.

Players like Kenneth Omeruo, John Ogu, Ogenyi Onazi, Willaim Troost Ekong, Odion Ighalo, Moses Simon, Elderson Echieijile, Ahmed Musa, Abdulahi Shehu are the few who are married in the squad.

The 23-year-old star will not be available for Stoke City trip to Villa Park to face Aston Villa on Saturday due to suspension.


The Nigerian international has played 14 English Championship games for the Potters since he joined the club in the summer.

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I’ve Always Loved Madrid, I Don’t Want Any Regrets – Hazard Speaks On Chelsea Future


Belgium star, Eden Hazard who is ‘torn’ between extending his Chelsea contract and pursuing a dream move to Real Madrid, has said that he doesn’t want regrets as he considers his future.

Eden Hazard says he does not “want to have any regrets” as he considers whether to sign a new contract with Chelsea or leave Stamford Bridge, according to Sky Sports.

The Belgian forward has 18 months remaining on his Chelsea deal, and has openly questioned whether he is willing to extend his stay with the Blues.

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Hazard has also made no secret of his desire to play for Real Madrid, and when discussing his future with French-Monegasque radio station RMC, said: “The new (Chelsea) coach (Maurizio Sarri) thinks football like me, so we’ll see.

“The family is in London, I’m also going to be 28. I do not want to have any regrets at the end of my career.

“It’s a decision I’m going to make, I do not know when, but I’ll take it. You know me, I’ve always loved Real, even before (Zinedine) Zidane. We’ll see what happens.

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“As I said, I’m already finishing this year with Chelsea, I still have a year of contract after this year.”

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