Mourinho blames players for Derby loss
Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho, has pointed fingers at his players, after they lost 2-1 to Manchester City at home.
Mourinho’s men were no match for Pep Guardiola’s men as they outplayed the Red Devils at home to end Mourinho’s 100% perfect record.
While speaking to Sky Sports, the former Chelsea admitted that his side was outplayed.
“In the first half they were much better than us. We started the game bad. We started the game with some players really below their normal level in terms of their concentration and mental availability to play a game of this speed. You need to be sharp the way you think and the way you play. One or two players were below that level and the team paid for it.”
“Honestly, I have two or three players in the first half who, if the game is now and I know what is going to happen, I don’t play them, but this is football and sometimes players disappoint managers and sometimes players give us great surprises.”
Ighalo ends premier drought, seals win for Watford
Nigeria international Odion Ighalo led his team Watford to victory as they defeated Slaven Billic’s West Ham united by 4-2.
West Ham got the lead first, scoring two goals in 33 minutes. Ighalo scored the first goal for Watford to make it 2-1 and then Deeney and Capoue levelled the score and gave Watford the lead for the first time in the game.
Finally, Hobelas scored the final goal to seal an impressive 4-2 win for Watford.
The 27-year old, who scored 15 goals last season, had not scored since he season started but he ended the drought on Saturday and registered an assist for the 4th goal.
This win, moves Watford to 10th position in the English Premier League. Their next fixture is against Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils on September 8.
Moses hopes to feature more dos the Super Eagles
Chelsea star Victor Moses, has expressed his desire to continue playing for the Super Eagles.
The 25-year old midfielder was on point for Gernot Rohr’s men as they defeated Tanzania by 1-0 last weekend.
Moses has featured on and off for the Super Eagles over the past couple of years. Mostly due to injury and club commitments but now he looks to seal a more permanent spot on the team, as he promises to honour future invitations to come and play for his country.
“I’m really happy to be back with Nigeria again after a stop-start international career,” Moses told BBC Sport. “I’ve been injured lots of times and that spell gave the fans the wrong impression about my international commitment. It was frustrating but I’m over that, played the last three competitive games and getting better. When you’re playing you enjoy yourself.”
“I want to play every single game for my country and I need to keep doing well at Chelsea to enjoy that,” he said. “We’ve failed to reach the next Nations Cup but we have a new manager and things must take a great path for us to reach the World Cup.
“The three countries in our group [Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia] are desperate to be in Russia. I played the last one in Brazil with an injury but I want to play in the next one and it starts with that tough away game against Zambia.”
Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan