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South Africa miss out on World Cup spot as they go down to Nigeria

The South African u20 Women’s National Team, Basetsana, lost 1-0 to their counterparts from Nigeria (3-1 on aggregate) and missed out on the u20 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Papua New Guinea 2016.

The second leg of the third and final round match took place on Sunday, 8 November at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa.


Arsenal come from behind to grab a point in North London Derby

Arsenal missed out on the chance to go clear at the top of the Premier League standings, held to a 1-1 draw at home by local neighbours Tottenham Hotspur in a fairly entertaining North London derby.

Arsenal came into the game knowing that they could go two points clear at the top of the league table thanks to Aston Villa holding Manchester City to a goal-less draw earlier in the day, but instead were on the backfoot as Tottenham took the lead on the half-hour mark with Harry Kane finishing Danny Rose's excellent defence splitting pass from deep to put Spurs ahead.


Manuel Pellegrini: "We were unlucky not to score"

Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini was disappointed to see his side pick up just a solitary point from his travels to Villa Park today as the team that is bottom of the Premier League standings held his title chasers to a nil-nil draw.

Pellegrini said after the game, "Of course we're frustrated. We deserved to win the game. They had one shot in the whole game. I was happy with the way we played, especially in the second half but we were unlucky not to sore."


Rear 'Garde' action gets Aston Villa crucial point against Man City

Manchester City dropped two vital points in the chase for the Premier League title as the league leaders were held to a goal-less draw by basement dwellers Aston Villa, who gave their new Manager Remi Garde a huge fillip by picking up a much needed point as they look to drag themselves out of the relegation zone.

Aston Villa were well organized defensively today and barring the opening 5 minutes showed little ambition going forward, but did well to deny City too much possession in the first half and as a result limited them to only half chances. Man City suffered an important blow in the first half with Wilfried Bony picking up a hamstring injury and he was replaced by Jesus Navas, leaving the visitors with no natural central striker on the pitch.


Chelsea dismiss Costa charges as "Utter Nonsense"

It appears that someone has put a voodoo hex on Chelsea football club this season, and just when it looked like things couldn't get worse they just might.

Immediately on the heels of Chelsea's seventh defeat of the Premier League season at the hands of Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium today, a local steward has alleged that striker Diego Costa 'assaulted' him.


Begovic: "We are making things hard for ourselves"

Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic was on the losing side for the second time in two weeks on his return to the Britannia Stadium as Stoke City stunned the reigning Premier League champions 1-0 in a keenly contested game.

Begovic was quizzed about what role Manager Jose Mourinho's played before the game, with the Chelsea boss having been banned from the stadium by the English FA. Begovic shared, "Jose Mourinho did the pre-match talk at the hotel and that was it."


Hughes gives Mourinho vote of confidence

Former Chelsea striker and current Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes threw his weight behind beleaguered Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho after his Potters side inflicted a 7th Premier League defeat of the season on the Blues.

Stoke produced a sound defensive display to go hand in glove with a moment of individual brilliance in the final third to grab a 1-0 win at the Britannia Stadium against a strong Chelsea side who were missing their Manager as Jose Mourinho served out a one game stadium ban.


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