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Morata outshines Lukaku in Chelsea win

English Premier League: Thibaut Courtois (90′) Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United English Premier League: Alvaro Morata (55′) Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United LONDON — Three points on Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. 1. United challenge falls flat at Stamford Bridge Alvaro Morata ended his six-game goal drought with a stunning second half header as Chelsea responded to their midweek Champions League humiliation at Roma with a 1-0 win against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. The defeat, United’s second in the league this season, leaves Jose Mourinho’s team eight points adrift of leaders Manchester City in second place with hopes of a title challenge fading fast. And the result also extended United’s dismal run in front...

Kilmarnock beat Hearts for first win under Clarke

Adam Frizzell scored the winner after coming on as a substitute Kilmarnock recorded their first win under manager Steve Clarke as Adam Frizzell’s late strike consigned Hearts to a third consecutive defeat. Visiting goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald touched an Isma drive on to the outside of the post after only five minutes. But Hearts fell out the game and Kris Boyd broke clear to fire past keeper Jon McLaughlin on the half-hour mark. Isma hit the post again then looked to have salvaged a point with a fine curling drive until Frizzell pounced. Hearts end their rental of Murrayfield Stadium with one win, one draw and two defeats and head back to the redeveloped Tynecastle with the boos of home fans ringing in their ears. It was the first time Kilmarnock had found the net in three meetings wi...

Autumn Tests: Fit-again Elliot Daly rejoins England squad

Daly has scored three tries in his 13 appearances for England Lions winger Elliot Daly has recovered from injury and has rejoined the England squad for the autumn Tests. The 25-year-old Wasp withdrew from last week’s training camp in Portugal because of knee trouble. England’s forwards will train against Wales in Bristol on Monday before travelling back to Pennyhill Park for preparation with the rest of the squad. England play Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday and host Australia and Samoa there over the following two Saturdays. Fly-half Marcus Smith, named as an apprentice by head coach Eddie Jones, will continue treatment with Harlequins this week after he sprained his foot in Portugal. Tom Dunn (Bath), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Zach Mercer (Bath) and Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chi...

Morata’s header gives dominant Chelsea victory v Man Utd

No player has scored more headed goals in the big five European leagues since the start of last season than Alvaro Morata Alvaro Morata scored his first goal since September as Chelsea deservedly beat Manchester United to move a point behind the Red Devils in the Premier League. Morata powerfully headed in his eighth goal for the club 10 minutes after the break as the Blues recorded a third consecutive league win. David de Gea kept out further efforts from Morata and Eden Hazard as Chelsea looked to add to their lead. United forward Marcus Rashford flashed an effort wide in the closing stages before substitute Marouane Fellaini’s close-range strike was saved by Thibaut Courtois. Chelsea remain fourth while second-placed United trail leaders Manchester City, who beat Arsenal 3-1 earli...

Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal: Raheem Sterling dived well for penalty – Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says “unacceptable” refereeing decisions cost his side as they were beaten 3-1 by Manchester City. MATCH REPORT: Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal Watch all of Sunday’s Premier League goals on Match of the Day 2, 22:30 GMT on BBC One and the BBC Sport website & app.

Sock wins Paris Masters to qualify for ATP Tour Finals

Jack Sock won Olympic mixed doubles gold, and bronze in the men’s doubles, at the Rio Games in 2016 World number 22 Jack Sock beat qualifier Filip Krajinovic to win his first Masters 1000 title in Paris and qualify for the ATP Tour Finals. The 25-year-old American came from a set down to beat the Serb, 77th in the world rankings, 5-7 6-4 6-1. Sock, seeded 16th, is the first American to win the tournament since Andre Agassi in 1999. Victory meant he took the final place at the season-ending ATP Tour Finals from Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta. Who has qualified for the ATP Tour Finals? Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov, David Goffin and Jack Sock Krajinovic beat ninth seed John Isner and Wimbledon semi-finalist Sam Querrey on ...

Niall Horan Defends His Rap Skills to Louis Tomlinson: ‘You Know I Can Spit Bars’

Since the band’s hiatus, any interaction among the members of One Direction is enough to send Twitter into a frenzy. Now solo artist Niall Horan reacted to a comment tweeted by Louis Tomlinson, and the fan reactions and GIFs were aplenty Sunday (Nov. 5). “I like these little Irish lads but enough with the rapping,” Tomlinson, who’s also been busy releasing his own music, wrote while watching the U.K.’s X Factor Saturday night. Horan, an Irish lad himself, seemingly took the comment as a personal roast — though his response was more than likely in jest. To the delight of fans everywhere, on Sunday the singer-songwriter clapped back: “Stop talking about me like that, I’ll rap if I want. You know I can spit bars.” I like these little Irish lads ...

Pochettino ‘sure’ Alli will return for Arsenal clash

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De Bruyne shows typical nonchalance as David Silva shines for Man City

Manchester City made it nine Premier League wins in a row after seeing off Arsenal at the Etihad. Manchester City made it nine Premier League wins in a row after seeing off Arsenal at the Etihad. Manchester City made it nine Premier League wins in a row after seeing off Arsenal at the Etihad. Manchester City made it nine Premier League wins in a row after seeing off Arsenal at the Etihad. In Manchester City’s history there have not been too many moments when a 3-1 defeat of Arsenal could be described as below-par but on this season’s standards, Sunday’s win was scrappy and inaccurate at times. When you are clear at the top of the league at the start of November and have scored 52 goals in all competitions, the barrier is raised high. Positives After the midweek exertions ...

Juventus survive scare to beat Benevento; Napoli held at Chievo

Juventus overcame an early scare to edge winless Benevento, thanks to second-half goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Juan Cuadrado. Juventus overcame an early scare to edge winless Benevento, thanks to second-half goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Juan Cuadrado. Juventus survived a scare as they came from behind to beat Serie A’s bottom club Benevento 2-1 at home on Sunday. The win moves the defending champions to within a point of leaders Napoli, who were held to a 0-0 draw at Chievo. The visitors, who are rooted to the foot of the table after losing all of their league games this season, shocked the Allianz Stadium crowd as they broke the deadlock in the first half when Amato Ciciretti’s free kick found the bottom corner. But a dominant Juve remained calm and netted twice in the sec...

Mario Balotelli scores and is sent off as Nice end bad run with win vs. Dijon

Mario Balotelli is given his marching orders against Dijon. Mario Balotelli scored the winner but was later sent off as struggling Nice ended a four-match Ligue 1 losing streak by beating Dijon 1-0 at home. Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli converted a 39th-minute penalty for his sixth league goal after Alassane Plea was brought down by Jordan Marie. But his afternoon ended on a sour note when he was shown a straight red card for a tackle from behind on defender Cedric Yambere.

Omotola Jalade, Kate Henshaw, Chioma Akpotha, Others Turn Up Glamorously For AFRIFF 2017

The prestigious Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) reopened in Lagos, Nigeria, for its 7th edition on October 29th and the festival schedule included film screenings and seminars. On the final night of the 2017 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) which  held on Saturday, November 4 was the AFRIFF Globe Awards which took place at the Eko Hotel & Suites. This year, there was a double dose of films, as the opening night selection consisted of one short film, ‘Waiting for Hassana’, an ode to the missing Chibok girls, abducted from their secondary school in 2014, directed by Ifunanya Maduka, and the Zambian entry, ‘I am not a Witch’, helmed by Rungano Nyoni. Both films were selected on the strength of their merits, as they highlight important topical social issues relating ...