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Norwich beat Tottenham on penalty to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 28 years



Norwich beat Tottenham in a shootout after a 1-1 attract to arrive at the FA Cup quarter-finals without precedent for a long time.

Norwich were on the back foot in the punishment shootout when Kenny McLean’s first kick was spared by Michel Vorm, yet Erik Lamela hit the crossbar for Spurs with Troy Parrott and Gedson Fernandes seeing their endeavors pushed away by Krul.

The Dutch goalkeeper, who took as much time as is needed to set himself before each kick, dashed to the far edge of the ground to celebrate with the 9,000 cheerful voyaging supporters in the away end.

Simultaneously Spurs safeguard Eric Dier was associated with a showdown in the stands in the wake of being “offended” by a fan.

Tottenham had really started to lead the pack right off the bat through Jan Vertonghen, as the Belgium safeguard rose most elevated to capably head in from Giovani lo Celso’s wonderful cross.

Be that as it may, they were constrained back by Norwich as the guests caused a lot of issues – Emiliano Buendia and Lukas Rupp both compelling sub goalkeeper Vorm into making sharp spares.

Having appeared as though being left baffled, the Canaries got a merited equalizer on 78 minutes as Josip Drmic packaged in from short proximity after Vorm spilled Kenny McLean’s drive.

At the opposite end, the hosts could have won it with five minutes of ordinary time remaining however Serge Aurier saw his low shot cleaned up the line by the withdrawing Ben Godfrey. With no further objectives in additional time, Norwich made it a night to recall.

In spite of being attached to the base of the Premier League table, Norwich have picked up acclamations for their alluring style of football and Farke’s men completely had the right to advance in the cup.

In spite of the fact that they have bounty to do on the off chance that they are to maintain a strategic distance from a quick come back to the Championship, six focuses hapless of wellbeing with only 10 games remaining, this opposition will come as a much needed diversion.

The Norfolk club have always lost the FA Cup and their run as of late has been awful with six third-round annihilations, yet they may well take motivation from the Wigan group of 2013 which went right to lifting the trophy yet still wound up being consigned.

Having fallen behind, the away side kept up their levelheadedness and wrote Tottenham again into their own half for huge periods, the perilous Buendia struck directly at Vorm in the wake of opening up the space with some fine footwork, while the Spurs goalkeeper nearly let Rupp’s long-extend drive squirm through his hands and into the net.

Mario Vrancic had a pounding, goalbound drive hindered by Dier and the Bosnia universal twisted a left-footed free-kick on to the top of the net in the subsequent half.

As they would have expected, Norwich needed to fight against the tide of Tottenham assaults in the extra 30 minutes and having held firm, got their compensations in the shootout.

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Carlo Ancelotti left Everton to become head coach of Real Madrid for a second time




The 61-year-old Italian, who oversaw Real Madrid for a very long time somewhere in the range of 2013 and 2015, has left Everton following year and a half in control at Goodison Park.

He succeeds Zinedine Zidane at Real and the move leaves Everton looking for a 6th perpetual supervisor in five years.

Ancelotti has marked a three-year bargain at Real and said the move addressed “an unforeseen chance”.

He added: “I have total regard for everybody related with Everton and expectation they can accomplish the energizing chances they have before them.

“While I have appreciated being at Everton I have been given a startling chance which I accept is the correct move for me and my family as of now.”

Genuine will introduce Ancelotti to the media on Wednesday, while Everton said they “will start the way toward selecting another supervisor right away”.

Everton will have been left paralyzed by the speed of advancements just now as proprietor Farhad Moshiri’s “Hollywood” chief leaves.

Ancelotti’s appearance was viewed as a genuine upset by Moshiri, convincing one of the game’s generally enriched and regarded figures to come to Merseyside to reestablish Everton to previous wonders.

The 61-year-old’s rule has been a mishmash with loathsome home structure offset by results like their first success over Liverpool at Anfield since 1999 – in any case a tenth spot finish in his first full season was a failure.

Ancelotti, in any case, was as yet held in immense respect by Everton allies, who have been left sharply disillusioned by his choice to withdraw.

The fierce truth is that for all Moshiri’s money and aspiration, Everton actually can’t view themselves as anyplace close to the first class, which consistently makes them helpless against clubs, for example, Real Madrid setting sights on their prize resources.

The typical suspects are being connected, for example, Eddie Howe after he turned down Celtic, previous Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo and ex-Everton manager David Moyes – albeit that is probably not going to occur after he verbally concurred a three-year bargain at West Ham in the wake of bringing them into Europe. Moshiri, however, is something of a special case and may have thoughts of his own.

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Ahmed Musa to play without monthly salary at Kano Pillars




Ahmed Musa won’t be paid in his short stretch at Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

Musa, 28, finished paperwork for the four-time Nigerian heroes under the Elite Players Program of the League Management Company, which urges top Nigerian internationals to play for neighborhood clubs.

As indicated by LMC manager Shehu Dikko, the program works twoly.

A club can distinguish and sign such players, or the LMC itself can sign the player and appoint them to a club of their decision.

It was the last for Musa.

“We addressed him about returning home to play, and as somebody who is consistently prepared to offer in return, he didn’t stop for a second,” Dikko told ESPN.

“When the arrangement was marked, the decision of which club to play for was up to him. Various clubs needed him. We put everything before him and he settled on the choice to go to Kano Pillars.”

Musa has been a free specialist since October 2020, when he left Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, with whom he won the Saudi Pro League title and Super Cup in the wake of going along with them from Leicester City in 2018.

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Super Eagle Teslim Balogun Stadium Training Camp Adhere To COVID-19 Protocols Ahead Of Lesotho Clash





The Super Eagles will hold their last exercise at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on Monday evening, beginning from 1800 hours.

Their last instructional meeting which will be administered by director Gernot Rohr is available to the media for just the initial fifteen minutes, at that point everybody will be compelled to leave the arena.

No columnist will be permitted into the arena when the Lesotho public group have a vibe of the Teslim Balogun Stadium turf because of COVID-19 conventions set up.

Besides, there will be no authority pre-match public interview because of the Covid pandemic.

The Super Eagles players and authorities were up toward the end of last night since they had to go to an occasion out of appreciation for Nigerian Federation president Amaju Pinnick following his political decision into the esteemed FIFA board.

Nigeria are ensured to top Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers paying little heed to the result of their last match against Lesotho as they are as of now on 11 focuses, four more than the Republic of Benin, who are second in the standings.

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