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Villarreal Celebrates Samuel Chukwueze’s Double Awards

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Nigeria international, Samuel Chukwueze was voted the Man of The Match after his superb performance for Villarreal in a 1-0 victory over RCD Mallorca on Tuesday.

The Super Eagles forward, who featured for the entire duration of the encounter held at the Estadio de la Ceramica was also named The Most Stylish Player of the Match.

“The award @sastreriajajoan The Most Stylish Player of the Match is for Samuel Chukwueze,” the Spanish club tweeted after the match.

Chukwueze set up Carlos Bacca for the only goal of the game on 16 minutes. The 21-year-old flicked past his marker, drove into the Mallorca box and delivered a low pass across for the Colombia striker to finish into an empty net in the six-yard box.

The Nigerian forward, who was a torn-in-the-flesh for Mallorca defender all night, made seven successful take-on-the most by anyone on the pitch- made three passes and also won three tackles and one interception.

According to statistics made available by Whoscore.com, the Nigerian got overall rating 8.1 points ahead of Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo (7.9), Mallorca’s Juan Hernández (7.9), Villarreal duo of Pau Torres (7.2) and Raúl Albiol (7.2).

Chukwueze is becoming Villarreal’s most important player since La Liga restart. He also provided an assist in Villarreal’s 1-0 win away at Celta Vigo last Saturday.

He is also expected to continue his form when Villarreal take on Granada at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (Granada) on Friday.

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Sheffield United Demolish Chelsea 3-0

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Chelsea hope of top-four finish was threatened on Saturday with a 3-0 comprehensive defeat by Sheffield United.

Two first-half goals and a third from McGoldrick condemned the Blues to the devastating defeat.

They remained at 60points on third position with Leicester at 59 points and Manchester United on 58 points despite playing one more game.

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BREAKING: Super Eagles Star Onuachu Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has tested positive for coronavirus, according to his Belgian club Genk.

But his club mates and compatriots Stephen Odey and Cyril Dessers tested negative.

The 26-year-old striker is the only positive case in the club.

“In the run-up to the first exhibition game of the season, the entire Genk group was tested yesterday (Tuesday). Everyone tested negative except Onuachu,” a report on Belgian website hln.be stated.

The 6ft7in striker left Belgium for Nigeria on May 27, alongside fellow Eagles strikers Victor Osimhen and Imoh Ezekiel.

He returned to his club June 28 after he was stranded for a week in Lagos due to travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

According to hln.be, Onuachu will miss Genk’s first exhibition game of the season against Eendracht Termien on Thursday as he will be quarantined for a week.

Onuachu’s COVID-19 status has however raised concerns within the Genk squad as he had trained intensively with the rest of the squad for more than a week now.

Onuachu joined Genk from Danish club FC Midtjylland last summer and scored 10 goals for the club before the Belgian Pro Division season was ended abruptly due to COVID-19.

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Man Utd Thrash Bournemouth 5-2 To Move Into Top Four

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Manchester United moved into the top four as Mason Greenwood struck a brilliant brace in a 5-2 victory over relegation-threatened Bournemouth.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side went above Chelsea ahead of the Blues’ game against Watford with a win that extended their unbeaten run to 16 games in all competitions.

They fell behind to Junior Stanislas’ opener, but led at the break through first-half efforts from Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
The Cherries took a shock 16th-minute lead when Stanislas followed up his initial blocked effort and nutmegged Harry Maguire on the byline before beating David de Gea at his near post.

It was the first time United had conceded in 500 minutes in all competitions, but they soon roared back when Greenwood blasted in a venomous left-footed drive having been found by Fernandes.

And six minutes later, United were ahead. Adam Smith needlessly handled the ball following Martial’s downward header and Rashford stuck the resulting penalty into the bottom-right corner of the net.

That put Rashford ahead of Martial in their personal goals duel, though the Frenchman also moved onto 20 for the campaign in emphatic fashion, cutting in off the left flank and rifling into the top corner with a brilliant right-footed strike.

Bournemouth were handed a route back into the match when United made a sloppy start to the second half.

De Gea had already saved from Lewis Cook and Arnaut Danjuma hit the post after Maguire gave the ball away before Eric Bailly handled trying to control Nemanja Matic’s pass.

King converted the penalty against his old club, only for Greenwood to again deliver an emphatic response six minutes later, this time with his right foot.

Fernandes, with two assists to his name already, then got in on the act as United scored five at Old Trafford in a Premier League game for the first time since 2011.

(Goal.com)

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