LNTUP 5 Hot Topics of The Day By the date 20th oct 2017

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1. No EPL on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve will be free of Premier League football after broadcasters agreed not to schedule any games for that day. Arsenal’s home clash with Liverpool had been earmarked for a potential switch from its original Saturday (Dec. 23) slot to the Sunday.
“We appreciate this is the peak time for supporters attending and watching the Premier League,” said the manager Richard Scudamore and added
“With matches scheduled on Christmas weekend for the first time in 11 years, the process of selecting games for live broadcast has been a more complex one than usual.”

2. Giroud holds the Europa League Race.
An acrobatic late goal by Olivier Giroud clinched a 1-0 win to get Arsenal all three points from Belgrade.
Arsenal was given a fright in Belgrade when Richmond Boaqye hit the woodwork but they took advantage of Milan Rodic getting sent off in the 81st minute as Giroud leaped to scoop a cushioned header from Theo Walcott into the top corner, completing a sweeping move through the middle.
Arsenal top Group H with a maximum nine points from three games after returning to winning ways following their 2-1 defeat by Watford in the Premier League.

3. Say NO to Drink and Drive.
Northern Ireland manager Martin O’Neill pleaded guilty to drunk driving on Thursday and was banned from the road for 16 months.
O’Neill was caught by police on the outskirts of Edinburgh at about 1 a.m. on Sept. 10 and was found to be around three times the legal drink-drive limit.
O’Neill appeared on Thursday at Edinburgh Sheriff Court where he received the driving ban and fine of 1,300 pounds ($1,700).
“This was simply a bad error of judgment,” O’Neill’s solicitor, James Mulgrew, told the court.

Martin O’ Neill

4. The Optimistic Bengaluru FC Coach.
Bengaluru FC failed in their bid to reach the AFC Cup final for the second consecutive year but head coach Albert Roca is optimistic that his side can only get better in the season and can win the Indian Super League which begins next month.
“There is less than a month to go for ISL. It is going to test our efforts in that and as much as we work hard, we can take the trophy from there,” Roca said after his team lost to Tajikistan side FC Istiklol 2-3 on aggregate in the two-legged Inter-Zone final.

5. Who is the dirtiest?
According to a recent study over the dirtiest football club, Everton has been spotted leading the list. The website used a points system to rate clubs for transgressions on the pitch since the start of the Premier League in 1992. Teams collected 25 points for a red card, five for a yellow card and one for each foul.
The Merseyside club have accumulated 21,211 points in 962 games to top the list while Swindon Town are at the bottom with 486 points, although their tally is calculated after 42 games in the inaugural season which featured 22 teams.
Derby County are the dirtiest team on average with nearly 26 points per game. They also have more yellow cards (2.02) and fouls per game (14.28) than any other team.