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LNTUP Hot Topics of The Day By The Date 7th January 2018

LNTUP Hot Topics of The Day
By The Date 7th January 2018

1.Stoke City sacks Mark Hughes.
Stoke City have sacked manager Mark Hughes after four and half years in charge, the Premier League club said on Saturday. The decision came within hours of a shock 2-1 defeat in the FA Cup third.

2. Costa came and went.
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa scored on his home debut in a 2-0 win over Getafe and was immediately sent off for an over-zealous celebration.

3. It came after 5 years.
Real Betis beat fierce city rivals Sevilla for the first time in the league since 2012 by winning a thrilling derby 5-3 away from home as Vincenzo Montella lost his first game as a coach in La Liga.

Coutinho

4. Coutinho joins Barcelona!
After weeks of speculation that Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho would be moving to Barcelona from Liverpool, the Spanish leaders confirmed the signing saying that the two clubs have reached an agreement for the transfer of Coutinho. (142 Million pounds)

5. The Serie A leaders.
Napoli will go into the delayed winter break top of Serie A after beating relegation-threatened Hellas Verona 2-0 on Saturday.

6. At last a victory for North East FC.
Laggards NorthEast United FC snapped a four-match losing streak with an upset 2-1 win over fancied FC Goa in an Indian Super League (ISL) football fixture in Guwahati on Saturday.

7. I League 2017/18.
Bali Ganadeep’s solitary strike in the first half helped Minerva Punjab FC notch up a 1-0 win over hosts Gokulam Kerala FC in an I-League match in Kozhikode on Saturday.

Tosun

8. Replacement of Barkley.
Everton completed the signing of Turkish striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas, which may go some way to ease fans’ concerns hours after the Merseyside club sold midfielder Ross Barkley to Premier League rivals Chelsea.

9. Dream start for Dijk.
Virgil van Dijk made a dream start to his Anfield career, scoring the winning goal on his debut for Liverpool, as they beat city rivals Everton 2-1 in a pulsating FA Cup third round tie.

Romelu Lukaku

10. Lukaku strikes again.
Late goals by in-form Jesse Lingard and fit-again striker Romelu Lukaku helped Manchester United to reach the FA Cup fourth round as they ground out a 2-0 home win over Championship (second-tier) side Derby County.