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Sports News of Saturday, 11 August 2018


Amartey sets unwanted record in difficult season start against Man Utd

Daniel Amartey got off to a difficult start of the 2018-19 English Premier League season with an infamous record of being the first player to give away a penalty, the first player to receive a caution and first to be substituted.

The Ghana international defender was named in the starting line-up of Leicester City's 2-1 defeat at Manchester United on Friday night in the first game of the season.

But it turned out not to be what the player wanted as he gave away the season's first penalty after touching the ball in the box after just three minutes - making it the first penalty of the season.

The resultant penalty kick gave Paul Pogba the chance score the first goal of the season which compounded Amartey's woes.

He was then replaced by Rachid Ghezzal in the 63 minute which made him the first player to be substituted in the 2018-19 Premier League season.
United won the match 2-1 but the performance of Amartey has left many wondering if he would be given another chance to impress following the torrid start.