LNTUP Hot Topics of The Day By The Date 3rd December 2017
1.Memorable victory for The Red Devils.
Jesse Lingard scored a double for Manchester United to beat Arsenal 3-1 and keep pace in the English Premier League title race on Saturday.
Also, a splendid performance by goalkeeper David de Gea left United in second place behind Manchester City before both teams meet next week.
— Anthony Martial (@AnthonyMartial) December 2, 2017
2. First defeat for PSG.
Paris St Germain suffered their first defeat of the season in any competition with Strasbourg ending the runaway leaders’ aura of invincibility in Ligue 1 with a 2-1 victory at the Stade de la Meinau on Saturday.
— PSG Officiel (@PSG_inside) December 2, 2017
3. The Griezmann show.
Antoine Griezmann scored an 88th-minute winner as Atletico Madrid defeated Real Sociedad 2-1 on Saturday to move closer to leader Barcelona in the Spanish league.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) December 2, 2017
4. Blow for Barcelona.
Barcelona central defender Samuel Umtiti will be sidelined for about two months because of a right hamstring injury. The France international was hurt midway through the second half of a 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Saturday.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 2, 2017
5. Victory for Leicester.
Demarai Gray’s sixth-minute goal gave Leicester City a 1-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.
Burnley keeper Nick Pope could only push out Riyad Mahrez’s low effort straight to Gray who made no mistake from close range.
Back-to-back wins for #lcfc! 👏
— Leicester City (@LCFC) December 2, 2017
6. Patchy time continues for Spurs.
Tottenham Hotspur’s patchy away form in the Premier League continued with a 1-1 draw at Watford but the North London club will be pleased with a point after playing much of the second half with 10 men on Saturday.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 3, 2017
7. Draw for Palace.
Alan Pardew maintained his record of never losing his first Premier League game in charge of a club as his West Brom team were held to a 0-0 draw at home against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
📷 A tight affair ends all square…
Albion looked the more likely but couldn't break the visitors down.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 2, 2017
8. Domination of The Reds.
Premier League top scorer Mohamed Salah had a rare quiet day but it didn’t stop Liverpool powering to a 5-1 win at Brighton on Saturday for its biggest victory this season. Roberto Firmino scored twice while Philippe Coutinho added another goal and set up three as Brighton failed to deal with Liverpool’s ability on the counterattack at the Amex Stadium.
Get in! pic.twitter.com/oJoHQoPXJu
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 2, 2017
9. ISL 2017/18.
NorthEast United pumped in two quick first half goals in the space of five minutes to beat Delhi Dynamos 2-0 and notch up their first win of the season in the Indian Super League football in New Delhi on Saturday.
We have our season up and running as we bag the first three points of the season. Go #NEUFC!!!! Send us all your love and support as we march ahead. #DELNEU #Highlanders #8States1United #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/Fg6DWgr1Uq
— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) December 2, 2017
10. Bayern end as the winner.
Winger Kingsley Coman scored once and earned a penalty to help champions Bayern Munich to a 3-1 victory over Hanover 96 on Saturday that opened up a six-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 2, 2017
Freiburg and Hamburger SV drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga on Friday leaving both sides in or just above the relegation zone.
All over in Freiburg. A game of few chances and solid defences 🚫
— HSV English (@HSV_English) December 1, 2017
12. Draw for Malaga.
Malaga could not manage more than a 0-0 draw against Levante on Friday, and remained in the relegation zone of the Spanish league.
— Málaga CF English (@MalagaCF_en) December 1, 2017
13. Memorable victory for Dijon.
With Wesley Said providing the late winner, Dijon stunned Ligue 1 mid-table rival Bordeaux in an entertaining 3-2 victory on Friday lit up by a long-distance wonder strike from Bordeaux’s 20-year-old Brazilian winger Malcom.
Malcom's wonderstrike wasn't enough to stop Dijon beating Bordeaux in a five-goal thriller! pic.twitter.com/aUvocPkygR
— Goal (@goal) December 1, 2017
14. Iceland and Argentina.
Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson is excited about a romantic world cup debut with Messi and Argentina. “We seem to be a married couple,” Hallgrimsson joked after being drawn to play the Croats for the third time in five years of World Cup play.
Hallgrimsson: A romantic feeling to face Argentina – Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson is looking forward to facing two-time champions Argentina in their FIFA World Cup debut after being drawn in Group D. https://t.co/k96yKtNYWB
— Football Soccer News (@xtsoccer) December 2, 2017
15. Goal for Higuain.
Gonzalo Higuain struck an early goal to give Juventus a 1-0 win against Serie A leaders Napoli and end his former club’s unbeaten start to the league season on Friday.
— Josh Loewen 💻 (@joshtastic) December 1, 2017
16. Injury problem for Moyes.
A trio of injuries and the absence of his first-choice goalkeeper have complicated life for new West Ham United boss David Moyes ahead of the daunting trip to Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday. Moyes will be without strikers Andy Carroll (knee injury) and Javier Hernandez (hamstring) and will take a late call on defender Winston Reid (hamstring).
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) December 2, 2017
17. I League 2017/18.
Minerva Punjab beat debutants NEROCA FC 2-1 in a thrilling I-League match in Ludhiana on Friday.
After Felix Chidi (18th minute) put Neroca FC in the lead but Chencho (24th) and Lago (45+2) scored to secure all three points for the hosts.
— MINERVA PUNJAB FC (@Minerva_AFC) December 2, 2017
18. Matip is injured.
Liverpool will be without first-choice centre back Joel Matip when they visit Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday, their manager Jurgen Klopp said.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) December 1, 2017
19. ISL 2017/18.
Jamshedpur FC played out their third goalless draw in a row, this time against defending champions ATK at home in the Indian Super League in Jamshedpur on Friday.
— Jamshedpur FC (@JamshedpurFC) December 1, 2017
20. Optimistic Pardew.
New West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Pardew is convinced the quality in their squad will help him move the struggling team up the table, although he says it will take time for the players to adapt to his style of play.
— PA Dugout (@PAdugout) December 3, 2017