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Football News: Review Of The Day 11th February 2019

Review Of The Day 11th February 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Moroccan Becomes First Hat-Trick Scorer

Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri has become the first player ever to score a hat-trick for Leganes in La Liga. The 21 year old managed the feat in a 3-0 win over Real Betis on Sunday. En-Nesyri said afterwards on social media: "It wasn't a personal success, rather a collective team effort and scoring a hat-trick will always be one to remember. I feel happy to be the first player to score a hat-trick but it took the collective efforts of those with me on the pitch, others on the bench and our fans inside the Butarque [Leganes stadium] to make it happen. The match ball will definitely find a place at home but getting all three points is very important for us. A great performance for the team in addition to three goals."

 

Ismaily Reinstated

Egypt's Ismaily SC have been reinstated to the African Champions League following an appeal. Ismaily were initially disqualified from the competition by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) due to crowd trouble during a home match against Tunisia's Club Africain, which saw the game abandoned in stoppage time. CAF said the decision to reinstate Ismaily was made because there was no pitch invasion and they could not establish whether there had been "aggression against the visiting team". This is despite the fact that the game was called off, with Club Africain leading 2-1, areas of the crowd pelted an assistant referee and Africain players with water bottles and stones! Surely that has to be a reason to expel a team if ever I have seen one?!?

 

Leeds Teenager Out Of Hospital

Leeds United's teenage winger Jack Clarke, whose sudden illness during Saturday's draw with Middlesbrough saw a delay in the match long enough to cause 12 minutes of stoppage time added at the end, has been released from hospital. Clarke's agent, former Leeds player Ian Harte, said that the youngster was "happy and smiling" as he left hospital. Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear stated on Sunday: "Jack has had messages from football fans from every club you can imagine and we all really appreciate it. Jack spent the night under the supervision of the medical staff from the club and he will return home today. He will undergo some more tests this week and everything is looking well, but he won't train for the rest of the week. In the meantime we would like to thank everyone who has sent well wishes and once again thank Middlesbrough Football Club for all they did for Jack."

 

Hearts Lose Smith

Heart of Midlothian will have to make do without full-back Michael Smith for at least six weeks and maybe as long as 3 months. The right back has a suspected torn thigh muscle, which he suffered in the 4-0 victory over Auchinleck Talbot in the Scottish Cup.

 

Four Arrests Made After More Violence

Four men were arrested after a fight near Watford's Vicarage Road stadium following their Premier League win over Everton. 2 men needed hospital treatment after the violent scenes which took place between supporters coaches and some railings.

 

Aguero Sets New City Record

Sergio Aguero, Manchester City's Argentine hitman, has set another record at the weekend, not long after become City's all-time highest goalscorer, he is now the club's highest scorer in league football with a tally of 160, two ahead of the previous mark set by Tommy Johnson. Aguero also equalled Alan Shearer's Premier League hat-tricks record of 11 in his side's 6-0 hammering of the woeful Chelsea.

 

Scholes Set For Dream Job

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is set to take his first steps in management with the club he supported as a boy, Oldham Athletic. The 44 year old has been linked with the job since he reached his mid-30s and has now finally taken up the role now his 10% stake in Salford City has been cleared as not being a conflict of interest.

 

Mbappe Donates As Search Continues For Pilot

French star Kylian Mbappe has donated 30,000 euros to the search fund that has been set up by the family of missing pilot David Ibbotson. Ibbotson was flying Emiliano Sala back to Cardiff, after the Argentine striker had travelled back to Nantes to say his good byes to former staff and team-mates after a big money transfer to Cardiff City. Sala's body has been recovered from the wreckage, but the pilot's body has still to be found and his family have begun fund raising to continue the search. Former England star and TV personality Gary Lineker also donated £1,000 to the fund. The family wrote on the appeal page: "We are trying to come to terms with the tragedy and the loss of two incredible men. To be told the search has now been called off for the foreseeable future has only made this tragic time more difficult. We can not bear the thought of him being alone, we need him home so that we are able to lay him to rest."

 

Cardiff Drop Tenerife Plans

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has shown he does have a human side after all by dropping plans to take the squad away to Tenerife for warm weather training this week. Warnock believes the club will benefit from a bit of a break and allowing everyone to have some time with their families following the tragic loss of new signing Emiliano Sala. Warnock said: "After what's happened, I'd rather cuddle my kids and see my missus because it's been a long two weeks. I've never known anything like this in my life and I've seen most things. They'll all be reflecting on what's happened and your family is more important than football isn't it?"

Written by Tris Burke February 11 2019 05:04:55

 

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