Premier League Weekly | Latest News & Stories – Nov. 21, 2021
Kevin De Bruyne, Mason Greenwood, and Eddie Howe are tested positive for coronavirus
Pep announces Kevin De Bruyne received a positive COVID-19 test while in Belgium and needs to quarantine for 10 days.
City’s games in the next 10 days:
▪️ vs. Everton
▪️ vs. PSG
▪️ vs. West Ham pic.twitter.com/XOv11HmnrI
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 19, 2021
A couple of positive tests in the Premier League before the 12th round of fixtures this weekend. The new manager of Newcastle United, Eddie Howe is tested positive for coronavirus, and he will miss a match against Brentford at St James Park. Eddie Howe becomes the manager of Newcastle during the international break, and today’s game will be his first at the new club. But, he will be watching from his home. His assistant coaches Jason Tindal and Graeme Jones, will take charge of games against Brentford and Arsenal.
Besides Eddie Howe, another two players are also tested positive for coronavirus. Both from Manchester. One from City, other from United.
Man City’s playmaker Kevin De Bruyne received a positive test, and he will miss the game against Everton on Sunday. Belgium international will also miss matches against Paris Saint-Germain and West Ham United next week.
Only hours before the Watford match, Ole Gunnars Solskjaer announced that Man Utd’s striker Mason Greenwood is positive for coronavirus, and he isn’t in the team for the Vicarage Road visit. 20-year-old Englishman will also miss games against Villarreal and Chelsea.
West Ham is without center-back for the rest of the season
We’re all with you, Angelo! ❤️⚒ https://t.co/CkUerlv5ke
— West Ham United (@WestHam) November 20, 2021
Awful news for David Moyes and West Ham. Center-back Angelo Ogbonna is set to miss the remainder of the season with an ACL injury.
The Italian was injured during the first half of the game against Liverpool before the international break, and immediately it was evident that the injury was severe.
Angelo Ogbonna, 33, played all 11 games in the heart of the defense for West Ham, and he is a very important player for the Hammers. He scored one goal in win at Goodison Park against Everton.
Ogbonna is at West Ham since 2015, when he arrives from Juventus.
Reading handed 6 points deduction for breaching financial rules
Because of overspending and some irregularity with financial regulations, Reading was deducted 6 points. The Championship side is now 20th in the table with only 17 points and 2 points above the relegation zone.
Veljko Paunovic will have a much harder job now because the place in the top 6 is now unattainable, and the main target until May is to keep Reading in Championship for next season.
Reading is in a run of one win in the last six games, and the schedule isn’t very easy in the next couple of weeks. They have to play against Sheffield United, Swansea City, and WBA.
Paunovic has too many difficulties this season. During the summer, the club was on a transfer embargo; he started the season with only 14 senior players. They can’t sign new players before the season, and the number of injuries of key players is unbelievable.
The ex-Sheffield United player became a millionaire
Lovely tha pic.twitter.com/IQ8bLHJUFc
— 🍁Potmongs (@notpotmongs) November 15, 2021
We have one of the greatest stories of the year, probably.
Meet Terry Kennedy, the 28-year-old construction worker. He was in Sheffield United academy alongside Harry Maguire and made his debut for Sheffield United at the age of 17. His career at Bramall Lane wasn’t good because he had so many problems with injuries.
During the five-year spell at Sheffield United, he only played 24 times in all competitions. In 2016 he left the Blades and signed for Alfreton Town in National League North. At Alfreton, he spent only a year, and in 2017 he signed for league rival Darlington.
Because of the injury, he only played 19 times, and at the end of the season, he was forced to retire from professional football.
Since that he has been working as a construction worker.
During the last week, Terry Kennedy has won one million pounds on the National lottery. The video of him talking to the National lottery staff member became viral on social media.