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MATCH! 18 May 2021

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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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
51 Issues

in this issue

2 min
adios, aguero!

AGUERO ARRIVES! Kun signed for City from Atletico Madrid in July 2011–almost ten years ago–for what was then a club record fee of around £35 million! He was handed the No.16 shirt in his first season at the club and made his debut for Man. City against Swansea as a sub in the PL in August! He scored his first goal nine minutes into his debut, before grabbing an assist and another net-buster–making it one of the best Prem debuts ever! THAT GOAL! Man. City needed three points v QPR at home on the final day of the 2011-12 season to beat Man. United to their first-ever Premier League title! Things didn’t go to plan and they found themselves2-1 behind with just stoppage time left top to play! But… …Edin Dzekogave them a late life line with…

3 min
ben johnson!

THE EARLY DAYS! BEN SAYS: “During a half-term, West Ham had a Community Week for kids to play football. From there, I was invited to train with West Ham from the age of seven, played a couple of games and signed when I was nine! I didn’t have a position back then, but it was definitely towards the opposition’s goal, so I’d probably say I used to be a striker!” ACADEMY MEMORIES! BEN SAYS: “For my 21st birthday, my parents made a scrapbook for me with loads of photos from throughout the ages! It had tickets from when I was a ball boy, reports from my old coaches, what I was good at and what I needed to improve, so that was touching!” SENIOR STEP UP! BEN SAYS: “When I started training with the first…

1 min
hot or not!

LEWANDOWSKI RL9 scored a treble to take his goal tally to 39 – one short of the Bundesliga record for goals in a single season! BAMFORD The Leeds striker scored against Tottenham in front of England manager Gareth Southgate to help his case! HAZARD After upsetting Real fans v Man. City, Hazard put on an 11-minute cameo to help his side salvage a draw v Sevilla! WATKINS On the same weekend that Bamford scored, Watkins was sent off for Villa v Man. United for simulation! RONALDO The megastar was criticised for going missing in Juventus’ recent 3-0 home loss to fellow CL chasers AC Milan! KIMPEMBE The 25-year-old France defender was handed a straight red card for a rash lunge on Rennes’ Jeremy Doku!…

1 min
did you know?

Man. City are the first English side to win 11 games in a single Champo League campaign. Impressive! Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin was born in Sheffield and remains a massive Sheffield United fan! 10 Kelechi Iheanacho is the first player in PL history to net ten league goals despite not scoring until February – not including January signings. Wow! 28+ No team has won more points from losing positions in the Premier League this season than Man. United. The comeback kings! 20+ Mohamed Salah has become the first Liverpool player to score at least 20 goals in three different Prem campaigns! Back in 2012, Luka Modric was voted as La Liga’s worst signing of the season. The joke’s on them! Christian Pulisic is the first and only American to score in a CL semi-final! 21+ Only Nikita Parris has been directly involved…

1 min
around the grounds

EURO TOP 20 RANK 16TH EURO TOP 20 RANK STADIUM FACTS TEAM: Tottenham COUNTRY: England CITY: London BUILT: 2019 CAPACITY: 62,850 RECORD ATTENDANCE: 61,104 v Chelsea, 2019 DID YOU KNOW? The stadium’s first-ever competitive game was a 2-0 win v Crystal Palace in 2019, with Heung-Min Son scoring the first-ever goal there!…

1 min
can you beat match!?

WEEKLY TOP 20! Check out our league table after Gameweek 35’s weekend action! TRANSFER IN… Here are our biggest signing tips ahead of this weekend’s action! MOHAMED SALAH MF ★ LIVERPOOL £12.7 MILLION This is a massive game for The Reds so, after they put seven past Palace last time they met, consider captaining Salah this week! PATRICK BAMFORD FW ★ LEEDS £6.3 MILLION At home against an already-relegated West Brom spells out G-O-A-L-S for Bamford. Don’t miss out on a potential haul from him! VLADIMIR COUFAL DF ★ WEST HAM £4.7 MILLION West Ham’s home form + their need for points means you should target their assets – like Coufal! He’s had a quality season at right-back! TRANSFER OUT… You should consider dropping these heroes for this weekend’s games! TIMOTHY CASTAGNE DF ★ LEICESTER £5.8 MILLION Remember when Spurs met Leicester in 2017-18’s final day? It ended 5-4! Expect more…