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EPL: Solskjaer Picks New Manchester United Penalty Taker



Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has given Marcus Rashford the responsibility of taking penalties for the Red Devils.

The UK Sun reports that the decision comes after Paul Pogba missed from the spot, in Monday night’s 1-1 draw with Wolves.

Pogba won the penalty but saw his kick saved by Rui Patricio at the Molineux.

The Frenchman picked up the ball, after a brief discussion with teammate Rashford, who himself was successful against Chelsea on the opening weekend.

It is understood that Solskjaer tore into the two players over the penalty incident in the dressing room at full time.

He was also left embarrassed by their on-pitch squabble, with the world watching the clash live on TV.

The Norwegian then mandated that Rashford takes penalties in future.

Pogba, 26, was visibly frustrated at the end of the game and apologised to his team-mates in the Molineux dressing room.

His future at the club remains uncertain as the £89million man targets a move to Real Madrid.

Naija News recalls that Pogba had last season missed from the spot three times.

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El Clasico: Barcelona’s Squad Against Real Madrid Revealed



Two Spanish giants, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will battle for points in Sunday’s El Clasico at Camp Nou, Naija News reports.

In preparation for the face off, Barcelona Manager, Ronald Koeman on Saturday (today) announced his 23-man squad to battle Madrid in the home game.

Koeman’s squad was revealed in a post via Barcelona’s official website on Saturday.

Koeman’s side had earlier secured a 1-0 victory against Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League on Wednesday, Naija News reports.

See below Barcelona’s squad against Real Madrid:

Ter Stegen, Dest, Pique, Sergio, Riqui Puig, Memphis, Ansu Fati, Demir, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, L. De Jong, Jordi Alba, Kun Agüero, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, O. Mingueza, Umtiti, Eric, Iñaki Peña, Nico, Gavi and Balde. R. Araujo, O.

Dembele, Braithwaite and Pedri are not included in the feature due to some injuries sustained earlier.

The kick-off time for Barcelona vs Real Madrid is 3.15 pm.

Naija News understands that the Catalans are currently in the seventh position on the LaLiga table with 15 points from eight games.

Meanwhile, the Union of European Football Association, UEFA, has released its Champions League team of the week.

Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a winger for English Premier club, Liverpool, Mohamed Salah made it to the list of midfielders in the UEFA squad released on Thursday, Naija News reports.

Chelsea’s Jorginho also made it to the list while Real Madrid’s player, Vinicius Junior is the only forward in the UEFA’s team of the week unveiled, Naija News reports

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Chelsea Beat Toothless Norwich 7-0 To Maintain EPL Lead



Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea on Saturday defeated bottom of the table Norwich City in a 7-0 thriller to maintain their lead in the 2022/2023 English Premier League season table.

Chelsea’s victory earned them 22 points this weekend to maintain the gap between them and rivals Liverpool.

The Reds will have to win their away match against Manchester United on Sunday to close the gap on Chelsea.

Naija News understands that Norwich is yet to win a match this season.

Chelsea’s forward, Mason Mount scored his first Premier League hat-trick against Norwich today, clearing the coast for the Blues.

Jorginho had teamed up with Mount to open the scoring in the eighth minute of the game.

Chelsea doubled their lead with another goal through Callum Hudson-Odoi, who slid in from Mateo Kovacic’s pass.

The Blues made it three before half-time when Reece James brilliantly dinked the ball in from Mount’s assist.

While the Canaries are yet to recover from their wounds, the fourth goal on 57 minutes came in for the Blues through Ben Chilwell, his fourth in as many matches, Naija News understands.

To make it five for Chelsea, Hudson-Odoi played a deflective shot in off Max Aarons.

The game became tougher for Norwich after a second yellow card was handed to Ben Gibson.

At this time, Chelsea added a sixth through Mount’s retaken penalty.

Though Tim Krul had saved the original spot-kick, he was adjudged to have been off his line when the ball was struck.

Mount completed his hat-trick in stoppage time, to inflict the Canaries’ joint-heaviest Premier League defeat and secure a third successive victory for Chelsea, giving them 22 points.

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Week 16 Pool Result 2021: Saturday Football Pool Results – UK 2021/2022



Week 16 Pool Result 2021, Pool Results For Sat 23 Oct 2021 | Pool Agent

Pool Results today for week 16 UK 2021/2022 Season are now available.

Naija News provides the most accurate, up to date and latest football pool results.

Get all the 49 matches pool results for week 16 here on Naija News

Here is Week 16 Pool results 2021: pool result, pool fixture, soccer result, live score, pool panel results, pool fixtures, pool results, pool fixture of Week 16 today from Naija News.

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Below are the pool results for week 16 pool fixtures, week 16 pool result 2021, and all pool results from Naija News.

Pool Results Status
1 Brentford -:- Leicester Sunday
2 Brighton -:- Man City LKO
3 Crystal P. -:- Newcastle Saturday
4 Everton -:- Watford Saturday
5 Leeds -:- Wolves Saturday
6 Man Utd. -:- Liverpool Sunday
7 Southampton -:- Burnley Saturday
8 West Ham -:- Tottenham Sunday
9 Barnsley -:- Sheff Utd. Sunday
10 Birmingham -:- Swansea Saturday
11 Blackburn -:- Reading Saturday
12 Blackpool -:- Preston Saturday
13 Bournemouth -:- Huddersfield Saturday
14 Coventry -:- Derby Saturday
15 Luton -:- Hull Saturday
16 Millwall -:- Stoke Saturday
17 Nott’m For. -:- Fulham Sunday
18 Peterboro -:- Q.P.R. Saturday
19 West Brom -:- Bristol C. Saturday
20 Accrington -:- Portsmouth Saturday
21 Wimbledon -:- Wigan Saturday
22 Bolton -:- Gillingham Saturday
23 Burton A. -:- Oxford Saturday
24 Doncaster -:- Cheltenham Saturday
25 Ipswich -:- Fleetwood Saturday
26 Milton K.D. -:- Rotherham Saturday
27 Morecambe -:- Plymouth Saturday
28 Sheff Wed. -:- Lincoln Saturday
29 Shrewsbury -:- Cambridge U. Saturday
30 Sunderland -:- Charlton Saturday
31 Wycombe -:- Crewe Saturday
32 Bristol R. -:- Newport Co. Saturday
33 Carlisle -:- Oldham Saturday
34 Exeter -:- Mansfield Saturday
35 Forest G. -:- Salford C. Saturday
36 Hartlepool -:- Harrogate Saturday
37 Port Vale -:- Colchester Saturday
38 Rochdale -:- Sutton Utd. Saturday
39 Scunthorpe -:- Crawley Saturday
40 Stevenage -:- Leyton O. Saturday
41 Swindon -:- Bradford C. Saturday
42 Tranmere -:- Northampton Saturday
43 Walsall -:- Barrow Saturday
44 Aberdeen -:- Hibernian Saturday
45 Celtic -:- St J’Stone Saturday
46 Dundee Utd. -:- Motherwell Saturday
47 Hearts -:- Dundee Saturday
48 Ross County -:- Livingston Saturday
49 St Mirren -:- Rangers Sunday
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