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Wednesday NXT results November 18th 2020

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Wednesday NXT results November 18th 2020

NXT North American Championship Leon Ruff vs Jonny Gargano

Ruff backs into the corner and the referee checks on him. The bell hits and here we go. Gargano immediately rams Ruff back into the corner with thrusts.

Gargano keeps control and takes it back to the corner for big chops. Ruff fights back from the corner and unloads with lefts and rights. Gargano cuts him off but runs into a big boot in the corner. Ruff springboards in and avoids counter attempts. Gargano catches him but Ruff avoids a back suplex. Ruff uses his speed again and kicks Gargano in the face. Ruff with more springboards and a scissors takedown for a pop. Ruff keeps going and dropkicks Gargano to the floor. (Wednesday NXT)

Ruff runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Gargano back down on the floor. Ruff brings it back in the ring and goes for the crucifix pin but it’s blocked. Gargano levels Ruff with a clothesline in the middle of the ring. Gargano scoops Ruff and torpedo’s him into the turnbuckles across the ring. Gargano scoops Ruff again and launches him like a lawn dart again. The referee checks on Ruff but he’s staying in. Gargano waits for Ruff to get back up.

Priest suddenly appears on the stage, taunting Gargano. Gargano yells at him to get out of here. Ruff rolls Gargano from behind for a 2 count. Ruff counters an attack and clotheslines Gargano. Ruff goes to the top but misses a big senton as Gargano moves. Gargano superkicks Ruff in the jaw. Gargano with a powerbomb as Priest looks on concerned. Gargano hits the One Final Beat DDT from the apron but Priest makes the save by pulling Ruff out of the ring. Priest tells Ruff, “Sorry, kid,” and then rocks him in the face with a big right hand. Ruff is knocked out at ringside now. The referee calls the match and Ruff retains. (Wednesday NXT)

Winner by DQ: Leon Ruff

 

 

Blindfold Match: Cameron Grimes vs. Dexter Lumis

 

Grimes takes off his hood and is shocked to see who he just beat down. Grimes, still with his hood off, leaps for the Cave In at Lumis but Lumis side-steps and hits him twice. Grimes goes for a move but Lumis counters and drops him again. Lumis has his hood off now as well. The match continues with both Superstars keeping their hoods off.

More back and forth nw. Lumis looks to put Grimes away but Grimes retreats to the floor. Lumis follows and launches him into the barrier where crew members are sitting next to the announcers. Lumis sends Grimes flying into the steel barrier again, and again. Lumis sends Grimes into the steel again but Grimes jumps up and climbs over the barrier, into the crowd.

Grimes retreats through the crowd as Lumis watches, disappointed.

(Wednesday NXT)

Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell vs. Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter

 

Indi starts off with Carter and they tangle. Hartwell goes to work but Carter takes her down, grounding her as Kacy cheers her on. Kacy tags in and rolls Indi up for a quick pin attempt. Carter and Catanzaro keep control with quick tags. Kacy takes Indi back down for a 2 count. Indi makes it to the corner and tags LeRae in. Catanzaro goes right to work on her and nails a dropkick. LeRae cuts the offense off with a knee to the gut for a 2 count.

LeRae grounds Catanzaro and drives a knee in the face. LeRae taunts Carter. LeRae rocks Catanzaro in their corner and stomps away. Indi tags in and keeps the stomps coming. Indi keeps control and hits a sidewalk slam for a 2 count. LeRae comes back in and slams Catanzaro. Catanzaro avoids a senton and tags in Carter. Carter unloads LeRae and decks Hartwell on the apron. (Wednesday NXT)

Carter beats LeRae with elbows and hits a modified Flatliner. Hartwell runs in but Carter dropkicks her, sending her back out. Kacy leaps to the floor and takes Hartwell out. Carter with a scissor kick to LeRae for a 2 count. LeRae blocks Carter and drops her with a hair pull assist. LeRae with a Brainbuster in the middle of the ring. Hartwell pulls Kacy back to the floor to stop her from making a save. LeRae keeps control of Carter and hits the Wicked Stepsister in the middle of the ring for the pin to win.

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Winners: Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell

 

Kushida vs. Arturo Ruas

 

The bell rings and they go at it, trading holds and counters. Ruas focuses on the arm now. Kushida breaks but gets rocked. Kushida comes right back with kicks. Kushida ends up on the apron but Ruas lands a big knee. Kushida comes back in but Ruas keeps the big strikes coming. Ruas with another unique takedown as he yells out.

Ruas dominates some more and keeps focusing on the arm and elbow, taking Kushida back down to the mat and grounding him. Kushida fights up and out, connecting with chops after more back and forth. Ruas with another takedown and arm submission. Kushida finally mounts a bunch of offense. Kushida with a dropkick and a close 2 count. Kushida works on Ruas arm to soften him up for the finish now.

Kushida with a big kick to the head, and steps on the fingers. Ruas looks to mount a comeback but Kushida applies a standing submission on the arm. Ruas keeps on his feet and tries to break it. Ruas counters and tries to roll Kushida into some sort of ankle lock but he interrupts in mid-counter and holds Ruas down for the unique pin. (Wednesday NXT)

Winner: Kushida

 

 

Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez vs. Ember Moon and Toni Storm

 

Storm starts off with Gonzalez and they lock up. Gonzalez overpowers Storm and sends her to the mat. Storm charges but Gonzalez immediately drops her. Kai tags in and nails a big running boot to the face after Gonzalez drops Storm in the corner. Kai with a 1 count. Kai keeps control and takes Storm to the corner, putting a boot to the throat and dropping her. Kai works Storm over with boots while she’s down as the referee warns her. Kai with another quick pin attempt.

Storm mounts some offense and hits a basement dropkick for a pop. Storm with a suplex in the middle of the ring for a 2 count. Kai fights up from the mat and beats Storm back down. Kai takes Storm back down and runs with a kick but it’s caught. Storm turns it around and tags in Moon. Moon with an assisted dropkick to LeRae, then a shot to Gonzalez on the apron. Storm and Moon team up to clothesline Gonzalez over the top rope to the floor. Kai also gets sent out on the other side but Moon follows and brings her back in as we go to a picture-in-picture commercial break.

Back from the break and Gonzalez drops Storm with a big right, and another big forearm to the lower back. Gonzalez goes for a third but it’s locked. Storm with a headscissors takedown. Moon tags back in and unload with kicks and forearms to Gonzalez. Moon knocks Kai off the apron. Moon with a stomp and a big senton to Gonzalez as fans cheer her on. Moon levels Gonzalez with a kick to the face. Moon goes to the top and catches Gonzalez with a super Codebreaker. Gonzalez kicks out at 2 as Kai makes the save. (Wednesday NXT)

Moon stares Kai down and runs out of the ring but runs right into a big boot from Gonzalez. The referee counts while Moon is laid out in front of the announce table. Gonzalez drops Moon face-first onto the apron and rolls her in for a 2 count. Gonzalez lifts Moon in the middle of the ring, face-up, and bends her over her back. The referee checks on Moon as she screams out. Moon breaks free and lands on her feet. Gonzalez keeps control and runs back into the ring for a huge Pounce. Moon still kicks out. Gonzalez sends Moon to the corner and keeps control. Kai comes back in but wastes some on Storm and Moon drops her. Moon tags in Storm.

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Storm comes in and unloads on Kai. Storm with more offense, including a German suplex, and another as fans cheer her on. Kai fights Storm off but Storm re-positions for a third German. Storm decks Kai in the corner and nails a suplex with a bridge for a 2 count as Gonzalez breaks it up. Gonzalez with a headbutt to Storm. Moon with a DDT to Gonzalez. Kai superkicks Moon out of the ring. Storm and Kai go at it now, colliding with a double clothesline in the middle of the ring. Everyone is down now, Kai and Storm in the ring. Kai and Storm with more back and forth in the ring now, going from corner to corner. Storm levels Kai with a big boot. Storm with a thrust in from the apron, and a knee to the jaw.

Gonzalez rams Storm into the ring post while Moon had the referee distracted. Moon with a suicide dive to Gonzalez on the floor. Kai drags Storm to the middle of the ring but Storm counters and rolls her up out of nowhere for the pin to win.

Winners: Toni Storm and Ember Moon (Wednesday NXT)

 

 

 

August Grey vs. Timothy Thatcher

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Thatcher keeps control with a body shot against the ropes. Thatcher with a big suplex for another 2 count. Thatcher keeps Grey down and tries for another pin attempt. Thatcher with more strikes until Grey tries to mount offense of his own. Thatcher drops him with a single uppercut. Thatcher stays on top of Grey and works on the arm now as fans try to rally for Grey. Thatcher with another stiff shot to the ribs while Grey is down.

Grey fights back out of the corner. Thatcher catches a kick and drops him with a knee. Thatcher with a submission attempt but Grey fights him off with kicks. Grey unloads with right hands in the middle of the ring now. Thatcher counters again and sends Grey to the apron. Grey with a big superkick from the apron. Grey goes to the top and flies but Thatcher nails a big uppercut on the way down.

Thatcher scoops Grey with a heavy slam in the middle of the ring. Thatcher picks Grey back up, gives him a few words in his face, and applies a neck submission. Grey quickly taps for the finish. (Wednesday NXT)

Winner: Timothy Thatcher

 

NXT Women’s Title Match: Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai

 

Ripley has dominated through the break, taking her time with Shirai. Shirai was also checked on by medics during the break, but cleared to continue. Shirai mounts Ripley with forearms to the face now. Shirai unloads and screams out now. Shirai charges with double knees in the corner but Ripley moves. Ripley comes right back and drives Shirai into the mat in the middle of the ring.

Shirai blocks a suplex attempt and rolls Ripley for a 2 count. Ripley powers right back up with a suplex for a 2 count. Ripley grounds Shirai in the middle of the ring, stretching her on the mat. We get a sidebar video of Balor arriving to the building.

Ripley works Shirai over on the top turnbuckle now. Ripley climbs up for a superplex but Shirai slides down and tries for a powerbomb. They tangle more in the corner and Shirai runs up to hit a huge German suplex from the second turnbuckle. Fans chant for Shirai but she’s slow to capitalize. Shirai with a running back elbow in the corner. Shirai goes for the double underhook but it’s blocked. More back and forth now. Shirai with an uppercut and a double stomp to the gut in the middle of the ring. Shirai charges with a big kick to the face for a close 2 count. (Wednesday NXT)

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Ripley is bleeding bad from her ear now. Shirai applies a Crossface submission. Ripley rolls through a pin attempt but comes right back with a big boot to Shirai’s face. Ripley talks some trash but Shirai unloads on her arm, trying to soften it up to prevent a finisher. Shirai keeps control and hits another dropkick. Ripley scoops Shirai but Shirai falls to the apron and holds Ripley’s arm. Ripley swings and misses. Shirai slams her hurt arm over the top rope. Shirai continues to slam Ripley’s arm into the edge of the apron. Shirai joins Ripley on the apron as they trade strikes. Shirai flies off the apron and slams Ripley’s injured arm into the edge of the apron again.

Shirai sends Ripley arm-first into the steel ring steps at ringside. We go to another picture-in-picture commercial break as Ripley screams out in pain at ringside. They bring it back in the ring for more back & forth but Shirai remains in control, grounding Ripley and focusing on the arm.

Back from the break and Ripley nails a big superplex from the corner as fans chant “NXT!” now. A one-armed Ripley crawls over for a pin attempt but Shirai kicks out. Ripley gets up first as fans chant “this is awesome!” now. Ripley and Shirai trade big strikes as they fight to their feet. Ripley grabs Shirai’s face and delivers several knee strikes to the face. Ripley comes back with a dropkick but Shirai kicks out at 2. Ripley stands over Shirai and stomps her in the gut. Ripley with the inverted Cloverleaf submission in the middle of the ring now. (Wednesday NXT)

Ripley swings Shirai around with the submission still locked. Ripley slams Shirai and transitions back into the submission. The champs screams out in pain and tries to crawl for the bottom rope. The hold is finally broken as Shirai gets the rope. Ripley takes advantage of the referee’s 5 count. Ripley is still selling the arm injury while Shirai sells the knee injury. Shirai avoids the Riptide and takes Ripley down into an armbar submission. Ripley powers through and lifts Ripley up for a powerbomb but it’s countered. Shirai still has the armbar locked in but tighter now. Ripley gets her foot on the bottom rope to break the hold. Shirai goes for the 619 but Ripley avoids it, and again. Ripley misses a right hand and Shirai fires back with strikes.

Shirai hits 619 now. Shirai goes to the top and hits a missile dropkick for another pop. Shirai crawls over but Ripley kicks out at 2. Shirai waits for Ripley to get up now. Shirai nails the running double knees in the corner. Shirai climbs to the top for her moonsault but lands on her feet and stumbles as Ripley moves. Shirai charges but Ripley levels her with a big clothesline for a close 2 count. Shirai is down face-first on the mat as Ripley gets up first. Ripley goes for the Riptide but Shirai counters and turns that into a DDT, spiking Ripley in the middle of the ring.

Fans chant “NXT!” now as Shirai gets up as Ripley gets up on the apron. Vic says we will hear from the NXT Champion as soon as the match is over. Shirai charges and leaps through the ropes to powerbomb Ripley through the announce table from the apron. Shirai nails it and Ripley goes crashing through the announce table for a big pop. Shirai and Ripley are both down at ringside. Fans chant “this is awesome!” now. Shirai rolls in the ring to catch a breather in the corner and Ripley just makes it back in before the 9 count. Shirai immediately follows up with the big moonsault for the pin to retain. (Wednesday NXT)

Winner: Io Shirai

 

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WWE Raw results Tuesday December 1 2020

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WWE Raw results Tuesday December 1 2020

Elias vs. Jeff Hardy (Symphony of Destruction)

 

The action quickly spilled out of the ring where Elias hit a big jumping knee to prevent Hardy from hitting him with a violin. He dropped The Charismatic Enigma’s face onto the apron and slammed his head into a piano.

The piano started to move, and Elias found R-Truth hiding inside. He took off while several Superstars came out to chase him. Hardy and Elias took a few of them out with guitars as we went to a break.

We returned to see Hardy hitting a string of signature moves for a two-count. Elias rammed his head into a guitar he wedged in the corner for another near-fall. Elias put some guitar pics between his fingers and used them like brass knuckles. (WWE Raw results)

Elias brought Hardy back outside and slammed his head into some drums. Hardy avoided a running knee that hit a gong near the announce table. The Enigma went for Whisper in the Wing, but Elias hit him with a guitar. Hardy grabbed the bottom rope to break the pin.

Elias electrocuted himself with a speaker, and Hardy put him on top of a table. He climbed to the top turnbuckle and hit a Swanton for the win. He hit his head on the steps on the way down but appeared to be OK.

 

Ricochet vs. Slapjack

Ricochet and Retribution gave separate backstage promos before this match began. Slapjack spoke about how he is a weapon for Retribution, and Ricochet said he is going to stop trying to save Mustafa Ali and just be better than him.

Ricochet hit a springboard crossbody right away before hitting a flurry of strikes in the corner. Slapjack got in a little offense before Ricochet regained the upper hand and hit a standing shooting star press for a near-fall. (WWE Raw results)

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Ali called Mace and T-Bar down, but Ricochet threw Slapjack into them before taking out all three with a dive. He rolled Slapjack back in and prepared to finish him off. Dana Brooke came out of nowhere and slapped Ali in the face. She yelled at him about Reckoning, and the distraction allowed Slapjack to hit his finisher for the win.

 

 

‘Miz TV’

The Miz and John Morrison were in the ring after a commercial to host an episode of “Miz TV.” They welcomed Sheamus to the show.

Sheamus was in no mood for their jokes because they were going to be opponents later in the show when he would team up with McIntyre for a tag match.

The Miz asked him about giving McIntyre the family heirlooms a few weeks ago and said McIntyre is a bad friend for not getting him something in return. He called Sheamus an afterthought who used to be the top dog in WWE. (WWE Raw results)

The Celtic Warrior took off his jacket and got in Miz’s face. He attacked both men and easily beat them down until Miz hit him with the briefcase.

Asuka and Lana vs. Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax

Lana surprisingly got a two-count on Shayna Baszler right away. The Queen of Spades took her down, but Asuka came in and made the save. The tag champs grabbed both of them and swung them into the barricade at the same time.

We returned after a break to see Lana trying to take down Jax with a sleeper hold. Jax easily threw Lana to the mat and choked her against the middle rope. (WWE Raw results)

The tag champs continued to dominate Lana while Asuka recovered on the apron. The Ravishing Floridian shoved Jax into the ring post, and both women made the tag to their partners.

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Asuka began to build some momentum as she took it to Baszler with a barrage of strikes. Lana tagged herself in, and Asuka had to save her from Baszler’s clutches. Lana covered Baszler for the win.

 

Cedric Alexander vs. Xavier Woods

Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston came out and gave a great promo about how many times they have beaten The Hurt Business. This obviously brought the group out to respond.

Cedric Alexander challenged Woods to a match, but as the show was going to a commercial, he attacked Woods before the bell to get an early advantage.

We came back to see Woods unloading on Alexander in the corner. Alexander dropped him across the top rope to turn the tide back in his favor. (WWE Raw results)

Woods began to make a comeback and hit the Honor Roll for a two-count. He sidestepped a suicide dive and sent Alexander into the barricade. When they got back into the ring, Alexander hit the Lumbar Check for the win.

Keith Lee vs. Riddle vs. AJ Styles

Riddle and Styles took the fight out of the ring right away. Lee was going to dive onto them, but both men cleared out of the way when they saw him coming.

Lee scored the first two-count of the match on Riddle. The Limitless One slowed down the pace a bit before Riddle started firing back with forearm strikes. One big shot from Lee put him back on the mat.

Omos helped Styles hit Lee with a running knee before Riddle took them both out at ringside. Styles countered a Broton before Lee sent him flying out of the ring.

Lee began to focus on Riddle as he threw him across the ring and crushed him in the corner. Lee countered a triangle submission, but Riddle kicked him in the head. (WWE Raw results)

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All three men came close to winning several times before Styles hit Riddle with the Phenomenal Forearm for the win.

 

 

Dana Brooke vs. Reckoning

This match was booked after what happened earlier between Ali and Brooke. Reckoning hit a dropkick right away, but Brooke got the upper hand and nearly pinned her.

Reckoning grounded her in a submission for a little while, but Brooke was able to escape. She began to build up a head of steam. Ali tried to distract her, but Brooke got the pin with a roll-up.

 

(WWE Raw results)

The Miz and Morrison vs. Sheamus and Drew McIntyre

The main event was a tag match with The Miz and Morrison taking on Sheamus and McIntyre. Earlier, The Miz tried to convince Styles to help him cash in his MITB briefcase.

Sheamus immediately pushed Miz to the corner and hit some body blows before throwing him with a fallaway slam. He threw him to the corner so he could tag Morrison.

McIntyre came in and easily took down Morrison before tagging in Sheamus for some double-team moves. He single-handedly took on both men before telling Styles to join them. He argued with The Phenomenal One for a moment, but Omos got in his way. (WWE Raw results)

After a break, The Miz and Morrison were controlling the pace against Sheamus. McIntyre tagged in and started throwing Miz around the ring.

Sheamus begged for the tag, but Morrison pulled him off the apron and threw him over the barricade. Styles came flying in with a Phenomenal Forearm to McIntyre and told Miz to cash in. Styles handed the ref the briefcase, but Miz yanked it back. McIntyre popped up and nailed him with a Claymore kick before setting his sights on Styles. Omos saved him from certain destruction.

 

(WWE Raw results)

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Papa Bouba Diop has been confirmed dead.

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Papa Bouba Diop has been confirmed dead.

Senegalese footballer, Papa Bouba Diop dies at 42

 

Former Senegal international, Papa Bouba Diop has been confirmed dead.

He was pronounced dead in Paris after battling a long illness. The ex-Senegal international, had several stints across England, France, Greece and Switzerland.

He was one of the standout players for Senegal at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and Korea, scoring the only goal of the game against then defending champions France.

Diop, who made 63 appearances for the Teranga Lions, died at the age of 42. He also played for Fulham, West Ham, Portsmouth among other clubs.📸PremierLeague

Diop was born in Rufisque, Dakar. He began his football career with junior team Ndeffann Saltigue before joining ASC Diaraf of the Senegal Premier League in 1996. He left Senegal for Switzerland, where he spent a few months with third-tier club Vevey before signing as a professional for Ligue Nationale A club Neuchâtel Xamax in the 2000 close season. In December that same year, he joined fellow top-flight club Grasshoppers, whom he helped to the championship title in his first half-seasonand made his first appearance in UEFA competitions the next.

He moved to France in January 2002 to join Lens of Ligue 1 on a five-and-a-half-year contract.

Fulham

After his impressive performances for Lens, Papa Boupa Diop signed with Premier League team Fulham for £6 million, signing a four-year deal in July 2004.Diop made his debut against Manchester City on 14 August 2004, playing the full 90 minutes. Diop scored his first goal for Fulham against Chelsea, scoring Fulham’s only goal in a 4–1 home defeat. In his first season at Fulham, Diop made such an impressive display for the club that he was named Fulham’s Opta player of the season award for 2004/05.

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Former Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez said that Diop had all the attributes to become one of the best midfielders in the Premiership. He said, “There’s no reason why Bouba can’t get himself up to being one of the best centre midfield players in the Premiership and that’s where I see his long-term position. I’ve seen Diop play over the years and he has all the attributes to be a top-class midfielder”.

For his performances during the 2005–06 season, Diop was nominated for the Fulham “Player of the Year” award. Diop would then signed a new deal that will keep him until 2009.Diop then said that he made a right decision to sign a contract with Fulham.Diopbecame a fans’ favourite.In 2005, he was appointed as captain by Coleman.

An injury due to hamstring, foot, and back problems resulted in him missing part of the 2006–07 season and losing the captaincy to Danny Murphy. In January 2007 Wigan Athletic made a £5 million bid for the midfielder, but Diop decided against the move and stayed with Fulham, helping them to avoid relegation.

After three years at Craven Cottage Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez allowed Diop to move on and he transferred to Portsmouth on transfer deadline day. Diop finished his Fulham career playing 84 matches, scoring nine goals.

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Portsmouth

Diop signed a five-year deal with Portsmouth for a fee of £3.5 million.He made his debut against Liverpool on 15 September 2007 in a 0–0 draw.Diop was a key player in Portsmouth’s victorious 2008 FA Cup campaign, playing a solid, defensive game and making some crucial tackles against Cardiff City.

Following Portsmouth’s relegation, Diop was considered likely to be released. Portsmouth’s administrator, Andrew Andronikou, stated that Diop would only be leaving for a fee of £1 million,but Portsmouth eventually agreed to a €300,000[citoffer from AEK Athens in July 2010. He played 72 games for Portsmouth without scoring.

AEK Athen 13 July 2010, Diop agreed terms with AEK Athens signing a two-year deal earning €900,000 per season,despite interest from Fulham, Celtic and Paris Saint-Germain.

Diop made his debut for AEK Athens against Dundee United on 19 August 2010. He did not play the full 90 minutes as he was not fully fit recovering from his injuries. Diop scored his first Super League goal against PAOK, the match finished 4–0 to AEK. Bouba Diop finished the season only playing 19 games due to constant injuries. On 30 April 2011, Diop won the Greek Cup with AEK in a 0–3 win against Atromitos and was a key player in the victory playing a very solid game. Diop also scored two goals against PAOK in the Superleague Greece play-off’s giving AEK the 3–0 lead. Diop was also awarded the MVP award.

West Ham United

On 30 August 2011, West Ham announced the signing of Diop on a one-year deal. He joined on a free transfer after leaving AEK Athens. The deal included an option to sign for a further yearHe made his debut for West Ham on 1 October 2011 in a 2–2 away draw with Crystal Palace. He scored his first and only goal for West Ham, against Barnsley on 17 December 2011. His goal proved to be the winner in a 1–0 win.On 30 June 2012, Diop was released by West Ham on expiry of his contract.

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Birmingham City

In October 2012, he agreed terms to join former teammate Lee Clark’s Birmingham City on a short-term contract, subject to successful application for a working visa, and the deal was completed on 19 October.He then signed for a further month,and finally made his Birmingham debut as a second-half substitute in a 1–1 draw away to Blackpool on 27 November. He was booked within minutes of entering the game. With Hayden Mullins suspended and Jonathan Spector injured for the visit of Crystal Palace on 15 December, Diop made his first start for Birmingham, alongside League debutant Callum Reilly in central midfield. He scored the equalising goal, a powerful header from Rob Hall’s corner, as Birmingham came back from 2–0 down to draw, and was rewarded with another month’s contract.He injured a hamstring soon afterwards, and despite his imminent return to fitness, the club’s financial difficulties meant they could not offer him a further contract extension. He left the club in January 2013.

Diop died in November 2020 following a long illness

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Manchester United pulls of an impressive comeback

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Manchester United has gotten football fans all over the world talking as they pull of an impressive comeback from 2-0 down against Southampton

After the match up between the Saints and Manchester United at St. Mary’s stadium, a lot of Manchester United fans came out to make their views on the match after they saw an unexpected win at St Mary’s stadium.

In the first half of the match, Jan Bednarek broke the dead lock for the hosts in the 23rd minute of the match, it was a brilliant header from Jan Bednarek as he reacted quickly from James Ward-Prowse’s cross. It was a beautiful cross and a well worked goal from the Saints.

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Another brilliant free kick goal from James Ward-Prowse as he punished United after they conceded a free kick in a very dangerous position. James Ward-Prowse made no mistakes from the free kick as David de gea had no chance of catching that.

 

Bruno Fernandes gave Manchester United hopes of an equalizer after he scored for the visitors in the second half of the match, it was a sensational finish from the Portuguese midfielder. Edinson Cavani came off the bench to provide an assist for Bruno Fernandes to score.

 

Edinson Cavani had a goal of his own as the Uruguayan scored the equalizer for Manchester United,  United were beginning to come back into the game, it was a brilliant and quick finish from Edinson Cavani as he finds himself on the score sheet.

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Edinson Cavani’s late strike gave Manchester United the win at St Mary’s stadium what a victorious come back it was for Manchester United, Marcus Rashford provided the assist for Edinson Cavani in the second half.

 

A lot of Manchester United fans made reactions following the match up between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary’s stadium,  United played well in today’s match, they dominated play few times but Southampton seemed to be the stronger team in the match.

Southampton capitalized from the few chances they created in the match that was what ole’s boys failed you do, they failed to capitalize from the few chances they created in the match which was not helping. Manchester United will have to improve on their attacking pattern they want end well in the English premier league if they should continue with their current form. Though Manchester United made a dramatic comeback, they would have to improve in their style of play. Comments made by Manchester United fans can be seen below:

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No doubt Edinson Cavani is the best player in  United with this form, he’s played brilliantly today. David de gea was having a bad day, he was replaced with Dean Henderson in the second half of the match. Southampton is a dominating team and always delivers when in the penalty area.

 

 

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