Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is happy to shatter scoring records but believes that winning silverware with the London club would represent a more significant achievement than any personal landmark. NaijaBet.com
The England international scored a hat-trick in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over Southampton to eclipse Alan Shearer’s 22-year-old record of 36 Premier League goals in a calendar year, taking his tally to 39 for 2017.
Kane also became Europe’s most lethal marksman of the year as he took his total in all competitions in the calendar year for club and country to 56, lifting him ahead of Lionel Messi, who hit 54 for Barcelona and Argentina in the past 12 months. NaijaBet.com
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Burnley are no longer intimidated by the prospect of difficult Premier League fixtures on their travels, manager Sean Dyche said after his side recorded two draws and a win in their last four away games.
Burnley have significantly improved on last season’s showing of 14 defeats in 19 away league games, winning four and drawing as many of their 10 fixtures on the road so far this campaign. NaijaBet.com
Dyche’s side started the season with a shock 3-2 win at champions Chelsea and have since maintained their form away from Turf Moor, with the side securing a 2-2 draw at Manchester United, who scored and injury-time equaliser, on Tuesday.
“I’m really pleased, we all know the stats strongly suggest how tough it is going on the road in the Premier League, no matter where you go, but particularly the top sides and top grounds, so we’re very pleased,” Dyche told the Burnley Express. NaijaBet.com
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Bidvest Wits have announced the signing of Lehlohonolo Majoro, who will link up with the club on 1 January 2018. NaijaBet.com
The struggling Premiership champions club released a brief statement on their official Twitter account saying: “Welcome to the Clever Boys family.”
Wits, who are currently propping up the PSL standings after winning the league last season, are desperate to rescue their campaign.
And they have made a statement of their intent by signing the former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs striker, who was confirmed as having penned a deal with Wits after being released early from his Cape Town City contract. NaijaBet.com
The 31-year old striker was unhappy with his limited game-time under Benni McCarthy this season, as while he has three goals in 12 matches in all competitions this season, he has not played in City’s last seven games.
Majoro netted seven league goals in 20 matches last season for City while his best haul was 2010/11, when he scored 14 times in 27 league matches for AmaZulu. NaijaBet.com
Majoro could make his Wits debut when they face Free State Stars in their first game back after the holiday break, on 5 January 2018.
Inter Milan turn their focus back to their flagging Serie A campaign after their Italian Cup derby flop hosting Lazio on Saturday looking to keep pace with leading duo Napoli and Juventus who are jostling to end 2017 on top. NaijaBet.com
Luciano Spalletti’s side – third in Serie A five points behind leaders Napoli – have now suffered three consecutive losses and face a tough task against fifth-placed Lazio to keep their Scudetto ambitions on track.
A defeat to the Romans would see Inter drop further behind the leaders as Napoli look set to end 2017 top of the Italian football league table for the second time in three years at third-from-bottom Crotone on Friday. NaijaBet.com
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Premier League strugglers Swansea City appointed Carlos Carvalhal as their manager until the end of the season on Thursday.
Carvalhal was sacked by second-tier Sheffield Wednesday on Christmas Eve, but Swansea surprisingly chose the Portuguese coach to replace Paul Clement, who lost his job on December 20 with the club languishing at the bottom of the Premier League.
The Welsh club said Carvalhal’s contract included the option of an extension at the end of the season. NaijaBet.com
“We felt we needed to get the managerial situation resolved as soon as possible and while the timing is not always perfect, we can look forward to the second half of the campaign with renewed optimism,” Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said. Continue reading Swansea hire Carvalhal as boss until end of season