LNTUP 10 Hot Topics of The Day By The Day 9th December 2017
Bengaluru FC picked up their first win on the road as they edged past NorthEast United FC 1-0 after Miku’s second-half strike in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Saturday.
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 8, 2017
2. Can absence of Pogba be the deciding ?
Sunday could be a defining day for Manchester City, as Premier League leaders take the short trip to local rivals Manchester United for the season’s first derby. Winning 14 matches out of 15, Manchester City under Pep Guardiola’s guidance looks the heavyweight having graciously mastered the ability to break through the toughest defensive lines and trickiest of away games – such as Huddersfield. Manchester City are currently on a 13-game winning streak in the Premier League, and on Sunday the Blues would be eager to extend the run, equalling Arsenal’s 2003-04 benchmark.
“I have complete trust in the team. Even if I'm not there, I'll be there watching the game, giving positive energy, and hopefully we're going to win. It's a big derby and the atmosphere is going to be big. We want to win, we need to win as well.”
– Pogba on the Manchester Derby pic.twitter.com/UMHtCLbMiN
— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) December 9, 2017
3. Silva is fit.
Manchester City’s Spanish playmaker David Silva is fit and will play in Sunday’s derby against Manchester United at Old Trafford, City manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) December 8, 2017
4. Tottenham needs a dynamic change.
Mauricio Pochettino hopes his stuttering Tottenham Hotspur side can change the ‘dynamic’ and put together the kind of run that will fire them back into the Premier League’s top four.
5. Bad news for Peru.
Peru captain Paolo Guerrero will miss the World Cup after being banned by FIFA for one year because of a positive test for cocaine. The suspension imposed by the FIFA disciplinary committee covers “all types of matches” and was backdated to start on Nov. 3, football’s governing body said Friday.
Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has been banned for 12 months after testing positive for cocaine pic.twitter.com/HolBZWXrWP
— Goal (@goal) December 9, 2017
6. Bundesliga 2017/18.
Leon Bailey set up both goals for Bayer Leverkusen to move fourth in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win at promoted Stuttgart on Friday.
Leon Bailey vs Dortmund
— Jordan (@lilregista) December 2, 2017
7. Mohunbagan updates.
They may be upbeat after the derby win over East Bengal but Mohun Bagan do not want to be complacent against Churchill Brothers in their I-League clash at Barasat. “It’s true that we have won the derby but there’re still rooms for improvement. We are not overconfident. We want to win the match but at the same time we not ready to underestimate Churchill brothers even as they are yet to win.”
— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) December 9, 2017
8. Off the field battle.
After Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola sported a yellow ribbon to protest against the imprisonment of pro-independence politicians in Spain’s Catalonia, Jose Mourinho felt that he would not be allowed to make a political statement in a similar way. The statements come ahead of Mourinho’s United hosting table toppers City at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho doesn't think he would be allowed to make a political statement on the touchline like Pep Guardiola.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 8, 2017
9. Two World Cups and here is new England.
From the outside, English football seems to have unearthed a golden generation. In May, the U20s won the country’s first World Cup title—among all age groups— in 51 years. The U17s followed that up with in October.
The #YoungLions have been crowned as Europe’s best team for 2016-17! 🏆
— England (@England) December 8, 2017
10. Return of Phil Jones.
Phil Jones is ready to return to Manchester United’s defence for this weekend’s crunch Premier League derby against Manchester City, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic ✔
Phil Jones ✔
Nemanja Matic ✔
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 8, 2017