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Player Spotlight: Carl Jenkinson

This article first featured in Edition #14 of the RMD magazine (March 10, 2020)

Carl Jenkinson is an English defender, who has won a solitary senior international cap for his country, and currently plays for Championship side Nottingham Forest.

The 28-year-old defender began his youth career playing for Charlton, signing his first professional contract in 2010 and making eight league appearances during his time at the club. He also spent time on loan at Welling and Eastbourne Borough.

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Player Spotlight: Samuel Moutoussamy

This article first featured in Edition #14 of the RMD magazine (March 10, 2020)

Samuel Moutoussamy is a DR Congo international who currently plays for French top division side Nantes, having joined the Ligue 1 side from Lyon back in 2016.

The 23-year-old midfielder was born in France to a Guadeloupean father and Congolese mother, beginning his career in the youth ranks of local side Meudon AS. After seven years playing for Meudon, Moutoussamy then moved to another local side, Boulogne-Billancourt, between 2010 and 2011, then spending a short spell at Montrouge FC 92.

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Match Report: Leicester 4-0 Aston Villa

This article first featured in Edition #14 of the RMD magazine (March 10, 2020)

Jamie Vardy ended a nine-game goal drought when he netted twice during the Foxes’ comfortable 4-0 victory over Aston Villa, maintaining their steady position inside the Champions League places.

A moment of madness from experienced Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina cost Aston Villa the opening goal of the game, as Harvey Barnes took advantage of Reina’s baffling decision to race from his box.

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Cover Feature: Ezzeldin Bahader takes veteran striker to new levels

This article first featured in Edition #14 of the RMD magazine (March 10, 2020)

Whoever said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks clearly had never met Egyptian forward Ezzeldin Bahader. The professional footballer, playing for Egyptian third tier side October 6, probably on paper wouldn’t seem to impressive – having only just made his professional debut for his new club, even if he did score late in a 1-1 draw with their rivals.

That is until you scan across to the striker’s date of birth, which would inform you that Bahader is in fact 75 years old. That’s not a typo, either. The septuagenarian is currently in the process of bidding to become the oldest ever professional footballer.

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Player Spotlight: Orest Lebedenko

This article first featured in Edition #13 of the RMD magazine (March 9, 2020)

Orest Lebedenko is a Ukrainian under-21 international full back who currently plays for Ukrainian Premier League side Olimpik Donetsk, on loan from Spanish second division club CD Lugo.

The 21-year-old left back began his youth career first playing for local side Pokrova Lviv, before joining the academy setup of local top flight side Karpaty Lviv in 2013. After two years as an academy scholar in the Karpaty Lviv ranks, Lebedenko signed his first professional contract with the club in 2015.

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Player Spotlight: Ryan Kent

This article first featured in Edition #13 of the RMD magazine (March 9, 2020)

Ryan Kent is an English winger who currently plays for Rangers, having joined the Scottish top flight club in September 2019 having joined from Premier League side Liverpool.

The 23-year-old attacking left midfielder began his youth career in the academy ranks of Liverpool, having joined the Merseyside club’s books at the age of seven. Kent signed a professional contract in March 2015 but despite being highly rated by staff at Liverpool, Kent managed just one appearance in the FA Cup third round in January 2016 during his time at Anfield, instead spending much of his time away from the club on loan.

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Match Report: Manchester Utd 2-0 Manchester City

This article first featured in Edition #13 of the RMD magazine (March 9, 2020)

Manchester has long been home to one of the Premier League’s biggest rivalries, with the blue half of the city having had the lion share of success in the most recent seasons. As such, seeing manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer guide his team to their first league double over their rivals in a decade will have represented a rare cause for celebration for the currently disgruntled Manchester United supporters.

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson was culpable for both of the goals his side conceded to their rivals, though in vastly different circumstances.

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