Stoke City vs. Crystal Palace - Premier League


Stoke were relegated after Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palace scored his sides second goal past Stoke and England goalie Jack Butland during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Crystal Palace at Bet365 Stadium on May 5, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England

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Stoke City 1-2 Crystal Palace

Stoke goals: Shaqiri 43

Crystal Palace goals: McArthur 68, Van Aanholt 86

In an exciting match with a sad ending, Palace’s second-half comeback condemned Stoke to relegation.

Opening the match scoring, Stoke’s Shaqiri curled a free kick into the top right of the net! The ball took a little deflection off of Loftus-Cheek, sending it right into the corner. Hennessey had little chance of saving Shaqiri’s effort, and the deflection took the ball out of his reach giving hope to Stoke 1-0!

However, Stoke lost yet another lead! Zaha romped down through the middle of the pitch, sending the ball to his left for Loftus-Cheek, who sent it on to McArthur who slid the ball across Stoke goalie Butland and into the bottom right for the equalizer 1-1! James McFarlane McArthur is a Scottish footballer, who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Crystal Palace and the Scotland national football team.

Anxiety manifested in a struggling Stoke’s defensive line, inviting Palace on throughout the match. Stoke tried to hold on for 45 minutes in a risky approach. Palace’s equalizer came after one of Stoke’s few attacks. Wilfried Zaha led a counter and fed Loftus Cheek, who slipped in McArthur. Shoulders slumped around the stadium when he bobbled a shot home.

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James McArthur of Crystal Palace scores his sides first goal.

Next Christian Benteke played the ball wide right for Zaha, who delivered it back into the center for Van Aanholt. Shawcross attempted to intercept and took the pace off the ball, teeing it up for Palace defender Van Aanholt who slammed the winner under Butland and into the net defeating Stoke 1-2.

Paul Lambert’s side Stoke City are relegated after a ten-year stay in the Premier League. Crystal Palace’s win ensures the survival of the south Londoners. The last time they slipped out of the top flight, in the mid-Eighties, it took them 23 years to get back. Congratulations to Crystal Palace, who have managed to stay up after their bad start to the season with a seven-game losing streak.

A decade ago Stoke City won promotion up to the Premier League with a tense draw against Leicester City. Their 10-season spell in the top flight is now over, after defeat at home to Crystal Palace confirmed their relegation. At full-time, they remained only three points from the last safe spot with one game to play but Swansea face Southampton on Tuesday and so one of those teams’ tally will go beyond what is available to Championship League bound Stoke.

Stoke City manager Paul Lambert says Stoke sleepwalked towards relegation but will return.

“I can’t put my thoughts into words so soon after the game,” said Lambert. “Emotions are up and down after a tough afternoon. I feel for everybody connected with the club.”

Stoke City vs. Crystal Palace - Premier League

Jack Butland was left in tears as Stoke became the first side to be relegated from the Premier League this season. The Potters ended their 10 season stay in the top flight with a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace and the England shot-stopper was left inconsolable after the final whistle.

Stoke manager Paul Lambert was hopeful before the match but gutted afterward.

“We have to try and win, throw everything at it. We have 90 minutes to do it, so we can’t go at it from the off, but the intent is there. We can’t attack for 90 minutes, it’s impossible. But if we win today, we’re right back in it. We’ve lacked in forward areas, that’s evident, we don’t have the personnel. But hopefully someone will create something and we’ll get a goal. Palace won’t take their foot off the gas, we have to be ready for that and be on the front foot. The crowd will be right for us and drive us on. We just need a break, and play well to win,” said Stoke manager Paul Lambert. “It’s people being anxious, worried about what might happen when we’ve got the lead.”


Stoke City: Butland, Johnson, Shawcross, Zouma, Pieters, Shaqiri, Allen, Ndiaye, Bauer, Diouf, Crouch. Subs: Ireland, Adam, Cameron, Fletcher, Haugaard, Sobhi, Campbell.

Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Townsend, Zaha. Subs: Sorloth, Lee, Schlupp, Cavalieri, Benteke, Wan Bissaka, Kelly.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire).

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Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his side's second goal with teammates Andros Townsend and Christian Benteke

Patrick van Aanholt did not celebrate his goal.

“Normally I like to celebrate when I score but I’d like to apologize to Stoke City and their fans, I wish my goal didn’t relegate you, but you’ll be back soon! Great club with great fans,” 

Felix Wood praised Crystal Palace veteran manager Roy Hodson.

“Palace under Hodgson have become good to watch and have pulled themselves out of free-fall, with an injury list that others would have hidden behind. I hope that posterity remembers Hodgson not as the man who had Kane on corner duty but as someone who consistently made small clubs and unfashionable players punch above their weight. And also for any young players coming through, Zaha and Loftus-Cheek’s experience, this season will attest to the fact that a team that will play you and a manager that will allow you to achieve is better than being squashed at one of the mega-clubs.”

Crystal boss Roy Hodgson talked about his side before the match with Stoke.

“I hope we have the same mindset we’ve had all season. I’m really hoping it won’t change at all. We want to play as well as we possibly can to the end of the season, not least because of the integrity of the league, and it’s a mistake when teams switch off. We’re not going to switch off. If we lose, it’s because Stoke will have played better than us. When you play against a team that is going to be as motivated and fired up as they’re going to be, it’s always going to be a problem for you. What’s more, they have very good players. We have prepared the players, but now it’s all about the actors on the field. We’re aware it’s last-chance saloon time for Stoke.”

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Crystal Palace footballers Patrick van Aanholt celebrates with Wilfried Zaha after scoring his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Roy Hodson's Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park.

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Brighton And Hove Albion Vs. Manchester United - Premier League

Brighton And Hove Albion Vs. Manchester United - Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion's Pascal Gross scored the only goal of the match v Manchester United


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Brighton 1-0 Manchester United

Pascal Gross’s header squeezed over the line to secure Brighton’s Premier League survival with a well-deserved win against mighty Manchester United at Falmer Stadium. Brighton secured their first win over Man United since 1982 to avoid relegation and confirm their top-flight survival. David de Gea impressed in an otherwise lackluster performance for United.

Red Devil’s boss Jose Mourinho was crestfallen after his side’s 1-0 loss away at Brighton. Mourinho blamed Manchester United's “bit-part” players for Friday's uneven performance in the defeat. Neither Romelu Lukaku nor Alexis Sanchez were fit enough to feature at the Amex Stadium and Mourinho was unhappy with the attitude of their replacements Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. Surprisingly United have now lost to all three of the promoted clubs this season - the Seagulls, Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United.

Friday's display on the south coast was not good enough for Mourinho.

"It was not good enough," said the former Chelsea, Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager. "The players who replaced others did not perform at a good level and, when individuals do that, it is difficult for the team to play well. People always ask: 'Why always Lukaku?' Well, now they know why always Lukaku, and why always this player and why always that player. We are probably not as good as people think we are individual. I am disappointed because second place in the Premier League is important for me. I am not sure every one of my players is disappointed."

“I knew what was going to happen, and I told them, but that is what we got. Brighton had one target, to get the point and celebrate their Premier League survival. Our target was to get points to help us finish second and they clearly showed that, for them, it is more important for them to stay in the Premier League than for us to finish second. They showed it from the first minute and we didn’t show that. We were not able to motivate ourselves. I knew what was going to happen, and I told them, but that is what we got. Brighton had one target, to get the point and celebrate their Premier League survival. Our target was to get points to help us finish second and they clearly showed that, for them, it is more important for them to stay in the Premier League than for us to finish second. They showed it from the first minute and we didn’t show that. We were not able to motivate ourselves.”

“The effort from the boys all night was magnificent. That’s a night we’ll remember all our lives because to stay up at home against Manchester United is a special feeling,” said manager Anthony Knockaert.

“I’m not sure,” said Pascal Gross, when asked if he thought his header crossed the line.

“We are staying up!” chanted Brighton’s supporters.

Brighton And Hove Albion Vs. Manchester United - Premier League

Pascal Gross of Brighton & Hove Albion celebrated with team-mate Anthony Knockaert after scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester United at Amex Stadium on May 4, 2018, in Brighton, England.

Man United’s award-winning goalkeeper David De Gea warned his teammates that the Red Devils should expect a competitive Premier League title race next season. Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho’s side are on course to finish in second place in the Premier League table this season following Mourinho’s second campaign at Old Trafford. United are a long way behind Premier League champions Manchester City as the Red Devils struggled this season to match the consistency of their cross-town rivals. The 20-time EPL champions are still waiting to win their first Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Manchester United lost 2-1 to La Liga giants Sevilla in the Champions League round of 16 to make an early exit from the Champions League. United can still finish the 2017-18 campaign with some silverware if Manchester United can beat Mourinho’s former club Chelsea FC in the FA Cup Final at Wembley later this month. Ahead of the FA Cup Final, De Gea warned his team-mates that the title race will be more competitive next term. United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last term in Mourinho’s first season in charge at Old Trafford. The Red Devils won the Europa League and the League Cup in the 2016-17 season.

Brighton And Hove Albion Vs. Manchester United - Premier League



Ryan, Saltor, Dunk, Duffy, Bong, Knockaert, Propper, Stephens, Izquierdo, Gross, Murray. Subs: Kayal, Ulloa, Goldson, March, Schelotto, Locadia, Krul.

Manchester United

de Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Rojo, Young, Fellaini, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Rashford, Martial. Subs: Lindelof, Bailly, Lingard, Romero, Ander Herrera, Shaw, McTominay.

Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

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Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa scores the only goal of the UEFA Europa League Semi Final second leg match between Atletico Madrid and Arsenal FC at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on May 3, 2018 in Madrid, Spain

EUROPA LEAGUE: ATLETICO MADRID DEFEAT ARSENAL - Atletico 1-0 Arsenal (agg: 2-1) (Costa 45+2)

Diego Costa strike ends Arsenal’s bid for European glory

“I’m very positive, I believe in the team and I have a certainty that we will give everything we have in the tank tonight. We will take responsibility to build the game. We have to take the game to them and we know they will try to hit us on the break. But the only way to score is to play with the handbrake off,” said Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger before the match.

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However, Arsenal was eliminated in the Europa League semis by Atletico Madrid. The Gunners Champions League hopes are gone along with any hope for Arsenal of finishing in the top four of the England Premier League Table. It will be a tough end to Arsene Wenger's tenure at the Emirates as he retires at the end of the season.

Giant Spanish La Liga club Atletico Madrid is through to the Europa League final, and Arsenal's hopes of winning the Europa League Cup in order to secure a Champions League spot next season have vanished. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg at the Emirates a week ago, it was a Diego Costa goal late in the first half that sent the Spanish team through with a 1-0 victory. Atletico will battle Marseille in the final after the French club scored an extra-time goal at Red Bull Salzburg to go through 3-2 on aggregate. In a match that saw both teams with plenty of opportunities to score, Costa took his great chance off a fine ball from Antoine Griezmann just before the break. The victory was deserved by Diego Simeone's side, as the manager watched the match from the stands due to suspension. But for Arsenal, it's a defeat that really hurts, ending their goal of qualifying for the Champions League next season. It will be a new era at Arsenal next season with Arsene Wenger stepping down, and the team is currently on track to qualify for next season's Europa League while looking for their new manager.

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal were dumped out of the Europa League by Chelsea star Diego Costa who scored the only goal of the match just before half-time following a mix up in the Arsenal defense. The Gunners rallied in the second half but couldn’t find an elusive equaliser. Speaking after the game, Wenger who is leaving Arsenal after 22 years talked about the loss and his feelings.

"It was a similar game to what we had in the first leg,” said Wenger. “The dangerous situations we created were there but we missed something in both boxes. We played a good team and good luck to them in the final but we feel we did enough to go through. We didn’t manage the important moments of either game well. We were 1-0 up with ten minutes to go at home, and then we conceded a stupid goal. Tonight we looked OK and then conceded on the counter-attack. The suffering is tough tonight. Atletico played with fear in the first half that if we score they could be out, but once they scored they played with a cushion. We lost possession and Diego Costa is one of the best strikers in the world. It is very very sad but unfortunately, you have to go through this in our game. It can be very cruel but sometimes it is nice. The suffering is tough tonight."

After hosting Burnley on Sunday, Wenger’s men face Leicester next Wednesday before an away game at Huddersfield to finish their season.

Atletico Madrid vs. Arsenal FC  - UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg

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Europa League Semifinals Squads for Atletico Madrid v Arsenal

Atletico: Oblak; Partey, Gimenez, Godin, Lucas; Vitolo, Saul, Gabi, Koke; Costa, Griezmann. Subs: Werner, Filipe Luis, Savic, Olabe, Torres, Correa, Gameiro

Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Xhaka, Wilshere; Welbeck, Ozil; Lacazette Subs: Cech, Iwobi, Chambers, Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac, Nketiah, Mkhitaryan

Referee: G Rocchi (Italy)

“I came out of the first game with huge frustration and also with belief that we created so many chances that we have a good opportunity to go away and do the same again. We can score against any team in the world if we play well, “ said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the game.

Atletico Madrid vs. Arsenal FC  - UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg

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David De Gea wins award for fourth time

The Manchester United's Player of the Year Awards 2018 took place on Tuesday night at Old Trafford, where seven awards were handed out to various players across the age groups.

David De Gea capped off a brilliant season for United as he won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award for the fourth time, as well as the Players' Player of the Year trophy. Nemanja Matic’s amazing late strike against Crystal Palace was voted Man United Goal of the Season.

There were two surprise accolades, with Jose Mourinho appearing on stage at the Manchester Suite dinner to bestow the Manager's Player of the Year award to Scott McTominay - without the prior knowledge of anyone else in the room.

Michael Carrick received a Special Achievement award for his 12 years of service to the club. The evening concluded with an emotional tribute video to the midfielder, following his decision to retire at the end of the season, while Mourinho presented him with some novelty gifts as he prepares to join the United coaching staff.

The fun-filled memorable night also featured an auction that raised £135,500 for the Manchester United Foundation.

Manchester United finished in second place in the England Premier League season to earn a spot in next year's Champions League Tournament.

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The 2017-18 Champions League Final will feature Liverpool v Real Madrid. Premier League club Liverpool have previously won the European Cup five times. Merseyside titan side Liverpool beat AS Roma 7-6 on aggregate in the semi-finals on Wednesday night to advance to a showpiece clash against holders Spanish La Liga giant club Real Madrid. Real who edged past Bundesliga club Bayern Munich in the semis, are seeking their third Champions League trophy in a row after winning the competition in both 2016 and 2017. A Bernabeu brace from Karim Benzema was key to Real Madrid defeating Bayern Munich 4-3 over two semi-final legs. Bayern came back fighting after a disappointing 2-1 first-leg defeat, but a 2-2 draw in Madrid secured a spot in the final for Zinedine Zidane's men for the third time in three years. The 2017-18 Champions League final will take place on May 26, 2018. The match will be played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:45pm UK time. The stadium previously hosted the Euro 2012 final and holds a maximum capacity of 63,000 - the second largest in eastern Europe. On May 6th Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona will host Champions League holders Real Madrid in a not to be missed El Clasico at Camp Nou. Great seats and 150% Barca v Real Madrid tickets are for sale now from! Buy El Clasico tickets now!

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Here is a list of Liverpool’s victories on the way to qualification for the 2018 final in which Liverpool set a historic record for scoring the most goals in one Champions League campaign.

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Roberto Firmino, Liverpool, 10 Goals scored, 7 Assists

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Sadio Mané, Liverpool, 9 Goals scored, 1 Assists

Edin Dzeko, Roma, 8 Goals scored

Wissam Ben Yedder, Sevilla, 8 Goals scored, 0 Assists

Harry Kane, Tottenham, 7 Goals scored. 2 Assists

Edinson Cavani, PSG, 7 Goals scored, 1 Assists

Neymar, PSG, 6 Goals scored, 3 Assists

Lionel Messi, Barcelona, 6 Goals scored, 2 Assist

Coutinho, Liverpool, 5 Goals scored, 2 Assists

Vincent Aboubakar, FC Porto, 5 Goals scored, 2 Assists

Gonzalo Higuaín, Juventus, 5 Goals scored, 1 Assists

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich, 5 Goals scored,1 Assists

Romelu Lukaku, Man Utd, 5 Goals scored, 0 Assists

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