Archive | February 7, 2016

English Premier League results….

Mesut Ozil gives Arsenal the lead

Sunday 7 February, 2016:

Bournemouth 0 – 2 Arsenal 

Chelsea 1 – 1 Manchester United

 

Napoli fans to wear Koulibaly masks….

Fans wear Kalidou Koulibaly masks

A group of Napoli supporters will wear masks of defender Kalidou Koulibaly against Carpi on Sunday, after the player was racially abused by Lazio fans in their previous game. Wednesday’s league match was stopped for three minutes in the second half after some Lazio fans aimed racist chants at Napoli defender Koulibaly. The game continued and Napoli – who are top of Serie A – won 2-0. Supporters’ group Quelli del Sangue Azzurro are behind the mask appeal. A statement read: “Everyone in Naples is offended by what happened to our young star. Because of this, we want to show our full support to Koulibaly. “We are all with you, Kalidou. Our invitation to Napoli fans is to print a photo of the defender and put it on your face when the teams come on the pitch.” Lazio were fined 50,000 euros and will have to close three sections of the Stadio Olimpico for their next two Serie A home games.

Vardy extends Leicester contract….

Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy has signed a new three-year deal with Leicester City. The England striker, 29, joined Leicester from Fleetwood for £1m in 2012, and his goals have helped Claudio Ranieri’s side reach the top of the Premier League table this season. “I’m absolutely delighted to be fighting to achieve something special with this club. I’ve never known a spirit like it,” he said. “I want to be part of it for a long time.” He added: “Leicester have shown nothing but total faith in me since the day I arrived and it’s impossible to measure how much that belief has helped me to improve. “I’ll forever be grateful for the investment the club has made in me and I’ll spend every day working to repay it.” In November, Vardy became the first player to score in 11 successive Premier League matches. He broke the record, previously held by Ruud van Nistelrooy, when he put Leicester ahead in their 1-1 draw with Van Nistelrooy’s former club Manchester United.