English manager suffers his first taste of defeat as Man Utd flop scores twice to snap the longest unbeaten run in Europe’s top five leagues.


Folarin Balogun, on loan from Arsenal, scored once again for Stade de Reims. However, that wasn’t enough to keep Will Still’s perfect record as boss intact.

Former Manchester United and Arsenal star who scored twice for Marseille in their 2-1 win on Sunday.


Reims had initially gone ahead against Marseille through Arsenal loanee Folarin Balogun


Alexis Sanchez scored twice, which was enough to end Reims’ incredible Ligue 1 unbeaten streak at 19 games.

It was the longest winless streak in any of Europe’s top five leagues, dating all the way back to September 18.

After Oscar Garcia’s dismissal in October, the Englishman born in Belgium, Ben Still, took over as interim manager and has since presided over 17 games.

Just 13 minutes in, the red-hot Balogun scored his 17th goal of the season to give Still’s team a 1-0 lead.

Ex-Manchester United and Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez scored twice to secure a comeback win for Marseille


As a result of the 21-year-old’s omission from Gareth Southgate’s England squad this week, speculation has arisen about a possible switch in his national team allegiance.

On Sunday, however, Balogun continued to do what he does best by scoring Reims’ first goal in a match against Marseille.

It only took three minutes for Old Trafford flop Sanchez to equalize with a beautiful free-kick, however.

The 34-year-old, who had previously scored just five goals in 45 appearances for United, won it in the 29th minute.


As a result of Marseille’s victory, Reims and Still both suffered their first league defeat in over six months.

Due to his lack of a UEFA Pro Licence, the club was fined £22,000 for every match in which the 30-year-old manager was in charge.

On talkSPORT, Still recently confirmed that the club no longer had to pay for every game they played in.

Still responded that Reims was no longer responsible for the fine because he had begun his Pro Licence training.

Last week, when asked if he has the credential, Still said, “I have not finished it, but I have started it and I am enrolled in it, so it is ongoing.”


Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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