SEVEN THINGS: Moses scores first EPL goal for Chelsea in 4 years and other six sporting things we saw last week


Victor Moses scores first EPL goal for Chelsea goal in four years

Nigeria international, Victor Moses, back at Chelsea scored his first league goal for the London side in their 3-0 win over Burnley. Moses had scored in the EFL Cup in midweek but followed that up with Chelsea’s third goal as his team maintained their 100% record in the new season. Moses scored in the 89th minute after coming on as substitute for Willian in the 77th minute. His previous league goal came against Swansea in a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium on November 3, 2012.

Jebet breaks eight-year 3000m record

Olympic 3,000 metres steeplechase champion, Ruth Jebet, broke the world record by more than six seconds at the Paris Diamond League meeting on Saturday in Lausanne.

The 19-year old Kenyan, who runs for Bahrain, stopped the clock at 8:52.78 seconds. The former record set by Russian Gulnara Galkina at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was 8:58.81. Jebet almost broke that world record when she won Bahrain’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in Brazil.

Referee Dean on a penalty mission

The English Premier League [EPL] has decided to go tougher on shirt pulling and blocking at set pieces but referee Mike Dean seems to be on a personal mission to ensure that football becomes Chess.

Dean awarded two penalties in the first game of the season between Manchester City and Stoke City and he continued in this mission by awarding a penalty kick to Crystal Palace for what he perceived as contact between Christian Benteke and Bournemouth defender, Charlie Daniels. Former EPL referee, Howard Webb later said on Twitter he was relieved the penalty awarded by Dean was missed.

Swimmer dies in mission to cross the English Channel

Nick Thomas had set out from Dover, Kent, on Saturday morning as he attempted to cross the Channel for a second time. But he is said to have got into difficulty 16 hours into his ironman mission. He was pulled unconscious from the water on Sunday and taken to hospital but he died.

Italian men’s football team gets first woman coach

Patrizia Panico, a former Italy women’s football team captain, became the first female coach to join the staff of any Italian male team. The 41-year-old made her debut as assistant coach of Italy’s U-17 team and said afterwards that the young boys were eager for advice. “The boys are also happy to accept advice, they’re very young and they know that they’ve achieved nothing yet.” Panico won 10 Serie A titles and 196 caps for Italy.

Wlodarczyk throws another record

Poland’s Olympic champion Anita Wlodarczyk has broken her own hammer world record at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial meet in Warsaw. The 31-year-old threw 82.98m to surpass her gold winning effort of 82.29m record at the Rio Olympics earlier this month.

She is the only woman in history to throw over 80 metres and has achieved this feat 11 times, including three times at Sunday’s meet in Poland but Wlodarczyk’s new world record is yet to be ratified by the IAAF.

And finally…

You get land for winning a medal

English coach Ben Ryan has been given three acres of land in Fiji after helping the nation with less than a million inhabitants to their first-ever Olympic medal.

Ryan coached Fiji’s rugby sevens side to gold with a 43-7 win over Great Britain in the final at the Rio Olympics. The 43-year-old was awarded Companion of the Order of Fiji, the highest honour in the country plus some land and a “chiefly name” at a ceremony in Serua. You should now refer to him as Chief Ben Ryan of Serua…

Hard work and accomplishments come with honours. Work as hard as you can this week – this is all that is expected of you.

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