LNTUP Hot 5 Topics of the Day By the date 22nd oct 2017
1. Milestone achieved by Aguero.
Manchester City moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League as Sergio Aguero’s record-equalling strike set them on their way to a 3-0 win over Burnley at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Aguero stepped up to score the goal that moved him level with Eric Brook on 177 City goals, before a 73rd-minute Nicolas Otamendi header and a smart Leroy Sane finish made sure of victory in the Manchester rain.
Three goals, three points! 🙌#cityvbfc match highlights…
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 21, 2017
2. Lucky man : Conte.
Though he says he feels no pressure from above, Antonio Conte looked a relieved man and said he was lucky after his Chelsea side came from behind to beat Watford 4-2 on Saturday, halting October’s winless run. “I feel a lot of pressure but never the pressure that the club might sack me,” and added “When I go home, I’m happy because I know I’m putting in 150 per cent for my club and my players.”
But he acknowledged the defensive frailty that has resulted in the Premier League champions shipping seven goals in their last three matches.
Retweet if you are 100% behind Antonio Conte! 👊 pic.twitter.com/7c03Ec9TpH
— Talk Chelsea 🏆 (@talkchelsea) October 21, 2017
3. Mourinho is upset on the players.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his players’ attitude in Saturday’s loss to Huddersfield Town was the worst he has seen since taking over at the club. “I don’t even remember a friendly match where our attitude was so poor. In the second half they tried. They played against an opponent defending and the wind was tremendous. We could have a second goal and a draw but it would have been an undeserved draw,” and added “I feel really disappointed and if I was a Manchester United supporter, not a manager, I would be really disappointed because I think you can play and lose because the opponent had more quality but not because the opponent had more attitude. So I am really disappointed.”
— Mourinho Fan Club (@MourinhoFanClub) August 29, 2017
4. Barcelona seemed calm.
Barcelona dismissed another day of political chaos in Catalonia to continue on their merry way at the top of La Liga by beating Malaga 2-0 at the Camp Nou.
Spanish Primer Minister Mariano Rajoy announced on Saturday that Madrid will move to dismiss Catalonia’s separatist government and call fresh elections in the semi-autonomous region.
In protest 450,000 independence supporters piled onto the streets of Barcelona to voice their anger.
“We are not an instrument to be manipulated for political interests, whatever they may be,” Bartomeu told club members at Barca’s annual general meeting (AGM).
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 21, 2017
5. Bayern joins Dortmund.
Bayern Munich continued their winning run under new coach Jupp Heynckes with a 1-0 victory at Hamburg SV on Saturday to join leaders Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga.
“You could see Hamburg were very motivated and were fighting hard,” Heynckes told reporters. “We struggled from the start and we did not keep the tempo up. We did it a bit better after the break and had a lot of chances but those must go in. At 2-0 the game is finished. Instead we had to be nervous until the end.”
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 22, 2017