first_imgSensational LPRC Oilers have maintained a five-point lead at the top of the Orange-sponsored Liberia Football Association (LFA) first division national league.The Oil Boys struggled to beat Small Town 1-0 at the Nancy B. Doe sports stadium in Kakata, Margibi County in game one on Sunday, June 2, 2019.Terry Sackor scored his 10th league goal of the season three minutes after half time to keep their title dreams alive with four games remaining.In game two, Watanga FC condemned Nimba FC to yet another defeat on the road with a 2-1 victory. Watanga raced into a two-goal lead from Chauncey Freeman and Liberia international Isaac Pupo, but Dauda Kamara pulled one back from the penalty spot. The win takes Watanga leveled on 32 points with fourth-placed Nimba United, who lost 3-2 to LISCR FC at the Doris Williams sports pitch in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.It was a tense match until Alloy Brown and Christopher Jackson gave LISCR a two-goal lead in the second half, but Morris Janteh scored a brace, the latter in the 90th minute to turn the heat on LISCR before Marlon Harrison, signed from Keitrace FC during the mid-season break, found the winner in the 94th minute.It was Jackson’s 16th league goal of the season and makes him one of the top contenders for the golden boot of the season and a L$200,000 cash prize.LISCR are second, five points adrift of Oilers as rivals and defending champions Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) were held to a goalless draw by FC Fassell in the first game.At the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS), Monrovia Club Breweries condemned Jubilee FC to a 2-0 defeat, while NPA Anchors and Keitrace FC settle for a goalless draw.Full time results ATSMonrovia Club Breweries 2 VS Jubilee FC 0 NPA Anchors 0 VS Keitrace FC 0Kakata Small Town 0 VS LPRC Oilers 1 Watanga FC 2 VS Nimba FC 1BuchananFC Fassell 0 VS BYC 0 LISCR FC 3 VS Nimba United FC 2Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img1 Manchester United entertain Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in a pivotal Premier League clash that could go someway to deciding who finishes in the top four and qualifies for the Champions League.Monday’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup has cranked up the pressure on boss Louis van Gaal with a majority of United’s fans frustrated at the quality of football at Old Trafford.The Red Devils will be without the suspended Angel Di Maria for the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino’s side, with Adnan Januzaj expected to come in, while van Gaal also has a number of other issues to address including who to drop for the return of Michael Carrick.Jonny Evans is also suspended after he was handed a six-match ban for spitting at Papiss Cisse, while van Gaal has injury concerns over Robin van Persie, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young.Will Radamel Falcao feature from the start and will van Gaal persist with Marouane Fellaini behind the striker? talkSPORT takes a look…Here’s how Man United could line up against Spurs:GoalkeeperDavid De Gea is well on his way to being United’s best player for the second season running, and had it not been for the brilliance of the Spaniard on Monday, the scoreline against Arsenal could have been more damaging.DefenceEvans’ ban should see Chris Smalling partner Marcos Rojo once again and with Shaw an injury doubt, Daley Blind could revert to left-back to accommodate the returning Carrick in midfield.Antonio Valencia is a favourite of van Gaal but the Ecuadorian was a fault for both Arsenal goals and Rafael could make his first-team return after starring for United’s U21s on Tuesday against Spurs, including a sublime 30-yard lob.MidfieldDi Maria will miss the game after he was sent off against Arsenal on Monday. His second yellow for grabbing referee Michael Oliver’s shirt means he’ll serve a one-match ban and won’t be available until the trip to Anfield on March 22.That could see Belgian international Adnan Januzaj replace the Argentine, and the 20-year-old has worked his way into van Gaal’s thinking in recent weeks.Carrick’s return will help to add control to United’s midfield, and that could pave the way for Juan Mata to return, although Fellaini is firmly in the manager’s first-team picture at the moment, and Mata has not started in the Premier League since the victory over Queens Park Rangers match January 17.AttackVan Persie is expected to miss both Sunday’s game and the trip to Liverpool next week. That will likely see captain Wayne Rooney continue up front on his own with Falcao once again on the bench.The Colombian was an unused sub on Monday and then dropped to United’s U21s on Tuesday playing 72 minutes against Spurs and it seems increasingly clear that the Monaco loanee won’t be at Old Trafford beyond this season as he struggles with fitness and the rigours of the Premier League.Man United fans, how do you think you’ll line up against Spurs? Comment below… v=Manchester United entertain Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in a pivotal Premier League clash that could go someway to deciding who finishes in the top four and qualifies for the Champions League. last_img read more