LNTUP 5 Hot Topics of The Day By the date 29th October 2017
1. Hero of the day : Martial.
Substitute Anthony Martial’s 81st minute strike gave Manchester United a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday to keep them in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City.
After last week’s surprise defeat at Huddersfield Town, Jose Mourinho’s team could ill afford another slip-up and they had to battle hard against a resilient Spurs to take the points.
United move on to 23 points, two behind leaders City, while third-placed Spurs are on 20.
Martial’s stats this season:
604 mins played
50 mins per goal / assist
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) October 28, 2017
2. City remains at top.
Manchester City continued their superb start to the season with a 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday which kept them five points clear at the top of the Premier League. Leroy Sane put City ahead after 10 minutes with a left-foot shot into the corner of the net for his eighth goal of the campaign. Fernandinho and Sterling added the rest.
10 games. 35 goals. 28 points. 🙌#wbavcity match highlights.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 28, 2017
3. Bilbao victory for the Catalans.
Lionel Messi scored his 12th league goal of the season but Barcelona had to rely on some exceptional saves from Marc-Andre ter Stegen as they rode their luck to win 2-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday and stay four points clear at the top of La Liga. Barca withstood an early onslaught from coach Ernesto Valverde’s former side and German international Ter Stegen made two big saves to thwart veteran striker Aritz Aduriz.
4.100th Serie A goal for Higuain.
Gonzalo Higuain scored twice, including his 100th Serie A goal, to give Juventus a 2-0 win at AC Milan on Saturday, putting them level on points at the top of Serie A and plunging their big-spending opponents back into crisis.
Champions Juventus joined Napoli on 28 points while Milan, who spent more than 200 million euros ($232 million) in the transfer market in the summer to try and revive their fortunes, were left languishing in eighth with 16.
— Gonzalo Higuaín (@G_Higuain) January 20, 2017
5. England: the U-17 World cup champions.
England scripted a dramatic turnaround in Kolkata to win the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup for the very first time after a 5-2 win over European U17 champions Spain on Saturday.
A spirited show from the Young Lions saw them overturn Sergio Gomez’s first-half brace (10′, 31′) by putting five goals past a hapless Spanish defense (Brewster 44′, Gibbs-White 58′, Foden 68′, 88′, Guehi 84′).
2017 @England Youth 🦁
🥇 U17 World Cup Winners
🥈 U17 Euro Final
🥇 U19 Euro Winners
🥇 U20 World Cup Winners
🥉 U21 Euro Semis
🥇 Toulon Winners pic.twitter.com/qwAdgE5SwJ
— SPORF (@Sporf) October 28, 2017