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Ighalo Assigned Shirt Number 25 At Manchester United

Odion Ighalo has reportedly been handed his shirt number by new club Manchester United.

It’s believed Ighalo will wear the number 25 kit for the remainder of the season.

That number is particularly popular in his native Nigeria, with Nwankwo Kanu having starred for Arsenal in it.

In his previous spell in England with Watford, Ighalo was allocated the number 24 kit.

Meanwhile, he’s played as the No.9 for his clubs since moving to the Chinese Super League in 2017.

Reports in Nigeria have suggested he’ll wear 25 at Old Trafford.

Previous players to have worn that number for United are Antonio Valencia, Nick Powell, Danny Simpson, Quinton Fortune and Jordi Cruyff.

Ighalo was a surprise addition on transfer deadline day as he joined on loan from Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the season.

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Source: Complete Sports

Alli Admits Sadness Over Eriksen Departure From Tottenham

Dele Alli has admitted that he was sad to see Christian Eriksen leave Tottenham during the January transfer window.

Eriksen spent six-and-a-half-years with Spurs before joining Italian giants Inter Milan in a £17million deal last week.

The Denmark international, 27, made 305 appearances for the North London club following his arrival from Ajax in 2013 and helped them to last season’s Champions League final.

Eriksen gained particular praise for his creativity in midfield, scoring 69 goals and providing 89 assists, and Alli said he would be missed.

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“Chris is an amazing player,” Alli said after Sunday’s 2-0 win over Manchester City. “But it came to that point where he wanted to move on.

“It was sad for me and the other boys because he got on with everyone, he was a great squad player, he got on well, he was great in training and always working hard on the pitch.

“He gave me a lot of assists as well and I am going to miss them, but at the same time I wish him all the best and I am sure we will speak soon, maybe go for dinner.”

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Source: Complete Sports

Lakers And Anthony Davis Will Host Spurs At STAPLES Center

Lakers and Anthony Davis will host Spurs at STAPLES Center. The Lakers are coming off a 129-113 home win over the Sacramento Kings. Avery Bradley had 19 points (7-of-13 shooting) and 5 threes made. LeBron James was solid with 15 points (6-of-15 from the field), 11 assists and 10 rebounds.

The Spurs will want to move on from the 105-108 loss to the Los-Angeles Clippers, a game in which Patty Mills was solid with 18 points (6-of-13 from the field) and 6 threes made.

Will Avery Bradley replicate his monstrous 19 point performance in last games win over the Kings? The Lakers have won 2 out of the 2 games between Lakers and Anthony Davis. The Lakers have outscored 2 times out of the previous 2 matchups between the teams.

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Spurs have won just 2 games out of their last 5. Both Lakers and Anthony Davis will be featuring their full lineups with no crucial players sitting out the contest. The Lakers are much better at defense than the Spurs; the Lakers rank No. 3 in steals, while the Spurs rank just No. 25.

The Lakers and the Spurs will come into the game after two days of rest. The Lakers will be playing at home vs HOU, away vs GSW, home vs PHX.

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Source: Complete Sports

Moses Named In Inter Milan’s Europa League Squad

Nigeria winger Victor Moses has been  named in Inter Milan’s squad for the knockout phase of the Europa League, Completesports.com reports.

Moses was included in the list alongside new signings; Ashley Young and Christian Eriksen.

The 29-year-old appeared in 10 Europa League games for Chelsea and Fenerbahce, with four goals and one assist to his name.

Moses won the Europa League  in his first season with Chelsea in 2013.

Inter Milan will face Bulgarian club Ludogorets in the Round of 32 this month.

Antonio Conte’s men will travel away for the first leg on February 20, while the reverse fixture will take place a week later at the Guiseppe Meaza Stadium.

Moses , who is on loan at Inter Milan from Chelsea has made two league appearances for the Nerazzurri.

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Nuggets And Nikola Jokic Will Host Blazers At Pepsi Center

Nuggets and Nikola Jokic will host Blazers at Pepsi Center. The Blazers are coming off a 124-107 home win over the Utah Jazz. Damian Lillard contributed 51 points (17-of-29 from the field), 12 assists and 9 threes made. Hassan Whiteside had 17 points (7-of-10 FG), 6 offensive rebounds and 21 rebounds.

Nuggets will want to move on from the 123-128 loss to the Detroit Pistons, a game in which Nikola Jokic contributed 39 points (16-of-23 shooting), 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Will Nikola Jokic replicate his 39 pts, 10 rebs, 11 ast triple-double performance in last games loss to the Pistons? The Nuggets have won 2 out of the 2 games between these teams.

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The Nuggets has outscored 2 times out of the previous 2 matchups between the teams. The Blazers will attempt to keep their momentum going having won 4 out of their last 5 games. Both Nuggets and Nikola Jokic will be featuring their full lineups with no crucial players sitting out the contest.

The Nuggets are much better at passing than the Blazers; they rank No. 4 in assists, while the Blazers rank just No. 30.

The Nuggets and the Blazers will come into the game after two days of rest. The Nuggets next couple of matchups are away vs UTA, away vs PHX, home vs SAS.

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Source: Complete Sports

Fury Targets Joshua Fight Before Retirement 

British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury reveals he wants to fight Anthony Joshua before he retires from boxing.
Fury, 31, insisted he will only have three fights left after he rematches WBC champion Deontay Wilder, 34, with Joshua being one of them.

Aside Joshua, Fury also listed listed Dereck Chisora, whom he defeated in 2011 and 2014, as another boxer he wants to face before calling it quit.

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A United fan, Fury claimed he tried to bring his second fight with the Wilder Manchester to complete an ambition of fighting at Old Trafford.

Fury told BT Sport: “I’m happy just doing what I’m doing, ticking along nice and slowly and just take a few more scalps before I hang the gloves up. Three more.

“I’m going to knock Wilder out, and he’s not going to want a rematch, I’m going to fight Joshua, I’m going to beat him too, and then I’ve always said to my old pal Derek Chisora I’d have a farewell fight with him.

“Maybe we can get the Old Trafford fight with old Del Boy.

“And then it’s curtains on a fantastic career.”

Fury was aged 22 when he became the first man to defeat Chisora after outpointing the Brit before scoring a stoppage victory three years later.

Initially Fury claimed he would face Dillian Whyte as part of his final three fight plan. 

But the unbeaten heavyweight and his US promoter Bob Arum want to make a Battle of Britain between the Gypsy King and AJ, 30.

And Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is also hoping to match the domestic rivals, and even suggested they would be more likely to fight in Saudi Arabia – where Joshua won back his belts against Andy Ruiz Jr.

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Source: Complete Sports