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MATCH! 30 March 2021

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If you’ve got a football-mad kid, then you need to get them a digital subscription to MATCH Magazine! Packed full of the latest Premier League news, interviews with the games biggest stars, and more stats and facts than you can shake a stick at, each issue brings young fans closer to the teams they love! For your budding future stars, MATCH Magazine also has detailed tips and guides to help them hone their talents and show off their footballing skills. There’s also quizzes and jokes in every issue to keep them entertained and all the scores from the Premier and Football Leagues.

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
Weekly
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in this issue

2 min.
prem golden boot!

MOHAMED SALAH LIVERPOOL The 2017-18 and 2018-19 Golden Boot winner started the season on flames with 13 goals in his first 13 league games, but his form has dropped big time since the end of 2020! He’s only hit four goals in his last 15 matches and went on a six-game goal drought between December and January–his joint-worst run as a Red. He could equal it again if he fails to score this week! GAMES: 28 ★ GOALS: 17 HARRY KANE TOTTENHAM The two-time Golden Boot winner hasn’t got his hands on the award since 2016-17, so he’s hungry for the trophy! The most impressive thing about Kane this season hasn’t just been his goals, though–it’s the fact he’s also sitting at the top of the assists charts. This is the first season in his career…

3 min.
sizzling season!

WHAT’S CHANGED? GUNDOGAN SAYS: “I must admit, not a lot! I feel like the position that I play in, obviously there is a possibility to create goals. I just try to do my best, to maintain that level consistently and to put all the efforts in to be as successful as possible!” MORE CONFIDENCE? GUNDOGAN SAYS: “Going into dangerous areas, where there’s a scoring opportunity? Definitely. Yes, I would say so. I’m not so gifted, technically, may be as other players that are in this world. But I think what I do really well is to do the most simple stuff in football as good and as perfect as possible!” PAST INJURIES! GUNDOGAN SAYS: “It feels kind of lonely, to be honest. You feel maybe even useless sometimes, because at the end of the day…

2 min.
the championship’s finest!

PROMOTION CHASERS! Norwich are storming their way to the league title after winning nine games on the bounce and were recently dubbed the “Man. City of the Championship” by Luton boss Nathan Jones! Watford are on a similar sizzling streak, notching nine wins in their last ten outings and are battling with Swansea and Brentford for automatic promotion! WICKED WONDERKIDS! It’s madness to think that Liverpool loanee Harvey Elliott is only turning 18 years old this week – he’s been directly involved in 15 league goals for Blackburn this season! Reading’s Michael Olise has also caught our attention with his incredible form – the sizzling 19-year-old attacking midfielder was the first teenager to register ten league assists in the Championship this campaign. Epic! GOAL GRABBERS! The Brentford scouts know how to pick out a forward!…

1 min.
kelechi’s cracker!

HOW HE WON IT! MATCH scouts picked out the Prem’s four best players from March and asked our fans on social media to vote for the best! The Foxes’ goal machine stormed ahead of Luke Shaw, Andreas Christensen and Riyad Mahrez! TWO ON THE BOUNCE! BRIGHTON 1-2 LEICESTER MARCH 6 Kelechi followed up his wondergoal against Burnley with another calmly-taken equaliser v Brighton! He received a classy through ball from Youri Tielemans, waited for Roberto Sanchez to commit himself and then dinked the ball over the keeper for his first goal in back-to-back league matches since April 2020! TOP TEKKERS! BURNLEY 0-1 LEICESTER MARCH 3 The Foxes went 1-0 down to Burnley after just four minutes, but a moment of brilliance from the Nigeria striker gave them the equaliser before the break! Wilfred Ndidi floated a ball over the…

4 min.
table toppers!

LOYAL LEADERS He might not be as much of a tactical mastermind as Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp, but let’s not beat around the bush – you can’t get any more loyal than Sean Dyche! He’s been in charge of The Clarets for so long that when he first took over, current star winger Dwight McNeil was just 12 years old and still playing for Man. United’s academy! 1 BURNLEY 8yrs, 150 days 2 LIVERPOOL 5yrs, 172 days 3 MAN. CITY 4yrs, 271 days 4 WOLVES 3yrs, 302 days 5 CRYSTAL PALACE 3yrs, 198 days FAST STARTERS If football was a 100m race, Tottenham would be Usain Bolt – they’ve scored more goals in the first 15 minutes of Prem games this season than any other side! Unfortunately for Jose Mourinho, his team are also pretty good at…

2 min.
ryan pessoa!

THE EARLY DAYS! RYAN SAYS: “I qualified for an event in Munich on FIFA 17 and won it, which then led to me qualifying for the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Finals. It was my first-ever tournament and I sort of ‘fell’ into eSports, as I didn’t intend to qualify for the event, but I ranked in the top five in the world for that specific month on FUT Champions which ensured my qualification!” FIFA 21 FAN? RYAN SAYS: “I don’t mind FIFA 21, in all honesty. It’s not a perfect game but I’ve sort of learnt over they ears that there’ll never technically be a ‘perfect’ game appreciated by everyone, so I try not to focus on what I think about it. I do prefer it to FIFA 19 and FIFA 20!” AVE…