TIERNEY DOUBTFUL FOR UKRAINE TIE

Kieran Tierney has delivered a big blow for both Arsenal and Scotland on the injury front after the left-back picked up a knee problem during the recently concluded international break. It has been reported that Tierney will likely miss the rest of the season as he needs surgery to correct the said knee problem thus making him a big doubt for Scotland ahead of their World Cup 2022 playoff tie with Ukraine.


Scotland and Ukraine were drawn together in path A of the World Cup 2022 playoff draw in the European section after the two teams finished second in their respective qualifying group. Scotland finished second behind Denmark in their group, while Ukraine finished second behind world champions France in their own group. Continue reading “TIERNEY DOUBTFUL FOR UKRAINE TIE”

ZINCHENKO UNUSED AGAISNT THE BEES

Ukraine national team star Oleksandr Zinchenko was left on the bench for the whole game as his Manchester City side cruised to a 2-0 win over newly prompted club Brentford in a Premier League encounter which took place at the Etihad Stadium earlier this week. Ukraine international Zinchenko is a versatile player who has featured in a number of positions for both club and country. He can play as a left-back, as a left winger or as a midfielder. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has even played the Ukraine international as a false nine.

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Zinchenko watched on from the City substitutes’ bench as they beat the Bees with a goal in each half. The Bees were without their best players at the start of the game and they didn’t offer much in the way of attacking threat to the defending champions. Brentford were without star man Ivan Toney for the Manchester City game, while fellow striker Bryan Mbeumo started the game on the bench after overcoming his Covid-19 issues. Toney and Mbeumo are widely seen as the star players in the Brentford team.
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UKRAINE TO FACE SCOTLAND IN PLAYOFFS

Ukraine have been drawn with Scotland after the draw for the World Cup playoffs in the European region was done on Friday. The Ukrainians secured their place in the playoffs after finishing in second place in Group D behind leaders and defending champions France.

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Two-time World Cup winners France had to go through the qualifiers to secure their passage to next year’s FIFA World Cup tournament on Qatari soil and they did just that by winning Group D. They will be able to defend the title they won three years ago in Russia when hostilities begin in Qatar at the end of next year.
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YARMOLENKO BENCHED FOR LONDON DERBY

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Ukraine national team talisman Andriy Yarmolenko had to settle for a place on the bench during the London Derby encounter between his West Ham United side and Brentfordin the league at the weekend.


Yarmolenkohas not been named in a Premier League starting XI this season and that trend continued in the latest game at home to Brentford. The Ukraine player was then left on the bench for the whole game asBrentford secured a late win at the expense of the Hammers. As a matter of fact, West Ham United boss David Moyes didn’t make any change throughout the game. Continue reading “YARMOLENKO BENCHED FOR LONDON DERBY”

PREMIER LEAGUE: CITY RECORD FIRST WIN

Premier League champions Manchester City bounced back from their unimpressive defeat at Tottenham Hotspur by humbling newly promoted club Norwich City at home in one of the week two games played on Saturday. Norwich City are back in the top flight after winning the Championship title but they were on the receiving end of a thrashing at the hands of the champions.

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Manchester City hit the back of the Norwich City net five times to record their first win of the season at the second time of asking. In their first game of the new Premier League campaign, Manchester City were beaten 1-0 by Tottenham Hotspur thanks to the second goal from ex-Bayer Leverkusen star Son Heung-Min. He scored with ten second half minutes on the clock off the assist from Dutch international Steven Bergwijn. Ukraine player OleksandrZinchenko was on the Manchester City bench for the whole of the Spurs game.
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UKRAINE, UNEXPECTED TEAM IN EURO QUARTERS

Ukrainian football received a major lift after a quarterfinal berth was achieved at the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament. The presence of Ukraine in the quarterfinals is a major surprise after their dramatic win over favourites Sweden in their last 16 encounter.

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Ukraine is surprisingly in the last eight at Euro 2020 despite sneaking into the knockout stage as one of the best four losers after finishing third in Group C behind Austria and group winners Netherlands, while first timers North Macedonia finished last in the group. As a matter of fact, Ukraine had the worst point tally of all the four teams who qualified for the knockout stage despite finishing in third place at the end of their respective group campaigns.
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ZINCHENKO WINS ANOTHER PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE

Manchester City star OlekansdrZinchenko has won a third Premier League title after his club was officially confirmed as the new winners of the competition in place of Liverpool.

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Ukrainian international Zinchenko could not do much to stop rivals Liverpool from running away with the Premier League title last season. At the end of the last campaign, the Reds had 18 more points than Manchester City. The Ukraine utility player had earlier won two successive league titles with the Citizens before the bid to win a third straight Premier League title was stopped by Merseyside giants Liverpool.
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ZINCHECKO WINS SILVERWARE WITH CITY

Ukraine national team player OlekansdrZinchenko was part of the Manchester City squad that won the Carabao Cup at the weekend. He was an unused substitute as Manchester City were able to maintain their status as Carabao Cup holders. The Ukraine player has featured for his team prominently as a left-back and his place in the team was taken by Joao Cancelo.

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While Ukraine player Zinchenko was on the bench for the Carabao Cup final clash with Tottenham Hotspur from North London, England international Kyle Walker started the match as the right-sided player, while the abovementioned Cancelo was on the left side of defence.
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CITY DRAW CHELSEA IN CUP SEMIS

Manchester City have been given a tough draw in the semi-finals of the FA Cup after they were pitted against London club Chelsea. The Citizens will have to overcome an improved Chelsea team in the final four of the FA Cup if they want to keep their hopes of a quadruple alive this season. Manchester City utility player Oleksandr Zinchenko was an important part of the defence that kept a clean sheet as Manchester City booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 away victory at the expense of Everton over the weekend. The Ukraine international can play either as a left-back or as a midfielder and he started on the left side of the back four during the game. The Ukraine player was largely untroubled as Manchester City were rewarded for their patience with two goals in the final ten minutes of the FA Cup tie. Ukraine national team star Zinchenko has been the first choice left-back at Manchester City over the past months and he continued his fine form against the Toffees at the weekend. Everton had no answers to the questions posed by Manchester City especially in the final minutes of the game and that led to the goals from Ilkay Gundogan on 84 minutes and Kevin De Bruyne in added time.


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ZINCHENKO, UNUSED SUBSTITUTE IN RECORD-EXTENDING WIN

Manchester City utility player OleksandrZinchenko was left on the bench as the Citizens secured another victory in the Premier League. OleksandrZinchenko plays as a left-back for Manchester City, while he plays as a midfielder for Ukraine. The Ukraine national team player was in the starting XI for the Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Zinchenko helped Manchester City to keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Spurs courtesy the goals from Rodri (penalty) and a brace from the in-form IlkayGundogan, who took his tally to 10 goals in the last two months in the league alone from his midfield slot. The win over Spurs took the current impressive Manchester City victory run to 15 games in all competitions, which is a record in English football. Continue reading “ZINCHENKO, UNUSED SUBSTITUTE IN RECORD-EXTENDING WIN”