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Chelsea linked with shock move to re-sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku if they fail in transfer pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer

Chelsea linked with shock move to re-sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku if they fail in transfer pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer

Sports
Chelsea will reportedly try to re-sign Romelu Lukaku if they fail in their pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer. The Belgium striker has become one of football’s deadliest strikers since leaving Chelsea in 2014. AFP Lukaku is a goal machine for club and country Getty Lukaku played just 15 times for Chelsea Lukaku, who joined the Blues as an 18-year-old, had prolific spells for West Brom, Everton and Manchester United, before signing for Inter Milan in a £74million deal in 2019. The 27-year-old has scored 42 goals in 62 Serie A appearances for Inter, who are currently leading second-placed AC Milan by six points. The Telegraph claim Chelsea will prioritise the signing of a striker this summer with Timo Werner, ...
COVID-19 pandemic’s economic shock hit less-developed countries hardest

COVID-19 pandemic’s economic shock hit less-developed countries hardest

Science
Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Few nations have escaped the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, but new research suggests low- and middle-income countries have been hit the hardest, suffering sharper declines in standard of living and food security. To account for the scope of economic shockwaves triggered by the pandemic, researchers conducted several thousand phone surveys in Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, amassing large amounts of data on job and income losses. Advertisement The data -- detailed Friday in the journal Science Advances -- suggests the socioeconomic drop-off in less-developed countries has been especially harsh, resulting in higher levels of food insecurity. Many of the surveyed households said they were struggling t...
Cheltenham Town 1-3 Man City: Six-time winners avoid FA Cup shock

Cheltenham Town 1-3 Man City: Six-time winners avoid FA Cup shock

Sports
Cheltenham Town came within nine minutes of one of the biggest shocks in recent FA Cup history before Manchester City staged a dramatic late rally to crush the dreams of the gallant League Two side.The Robins, 72 places below City who sit second in the Premier League, threatened huge embarrassment for Pep Guardiola's side after Alfie May put Cheltenham ahead on the hour after a trademark long throw from captain Ben Tozer caused chaos in the area.City, who made ten changes to the team that beat Aston Villa in the Premier League on Wednesday, spared their embarrassment when Phil Foden, the game's outstanding player, arrived at the far post to turn in substitute Joao Cancelo's long cross in the 81st minute.And the turnaround was complete three minutes later when a rare moment of slackness in ...
FA Cup: Crawley Town deliver ‘game of their lives’ to shock Leeds United

FA Cup: Crawley Town deliver ‘game of their lives’ to shock Leeds United

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After masterminding one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup third-round history, Crawley Town manager John Yems could be forgiven for losing his bearings.Having watched his League Two side thrash Premier League Leeds United 3-0 - making light of a gap of 62 league places between the teams - he ordered his jubilant players to head out to celebrate."I've been telling the lads to go out and enjoy tonight, but you can't go out anywhere so that shows how up to date I am!" laughed Yems, whose side became only the second fourth-tier team to beat a top-flight club by three or more goals in 34 years.The coronavirus restrictions might have robbed his players of a celebratory night out but Sunday's FA Cup shock was special nonetheless for the Sussex side.Celebrations at the final whistle were fairly mute...
Christopher Nolan hits out at Warner Bros over shock streaming plans

Christopher Nolan hits out at Warner Bros over shock streaming plans

Entertainment
Director Christopher Nolan has hit out at Warner Bros, the Hollywood studio he has supplied blockbusters to for almost 20 years, over its recently revealed streaming release plans.In a shock announcement last week, Warner Bros said its 2021 slate of films - including Matrix 4, The Suicide Squad and Dune - would launch on HBO Max at the same time as cinemas in the US. It came after the studio had already revealed that the Wonder Woman sequel will stream at the same time as hitting the big screen on Christmas Day. While it means more fans will get to see the films during the COVID-19 pandemic, the "unprecedented" move has been seen by many as a huge blow to the struggling cinema industry. Image: Gal Gadot's return as Wonder Woman will hit HBO Max ...