What happened in football today: February 24, 2021

Dele bike kick sinks Wolfsberger

A superb bicycle kick from Dele Alli, along with two goals from Carlos Vinicius and one from Gareth Bale, gave Tottenham a 4-0 victory over Wolfsberger AC in their second leg of the last 32 Europa League matches.

Tottenham now advance to the round of 16 after winning 8-1 on aggregate against their Austrian opponents.

The Europa League match was exceptionally played on a Wednesday to avoid Tottenham and Arsenal playing on the same day, as both teams had been drawn at home in the second leg of their fixtures.

Lucas Digne signs new contract with Everton until 2025

Everton left-back Lucas Digne has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract with the Merseyside club.

The 27-year-old previously had two years on his old contract but was rewarded with a new one after establishing himself as one of the Premier League’s most creative full-backs.

“When you sign for Everton it’s like an amazing marriage,” Digne said. “You just have to do your best every day to show Evertonians the love you have for them. I want to play in Europe and Everton is the best place to do that.

Neil Lennon leaves Celtic

Neil Lennon has resigned as Celtic manager three days after a 1-0 defeat at Ross County left them 18 points behind Rangers in the Scottish Premiership title race.

Assistant coach John Kennedy will take over as interim manager of the team, which next play in Aberdeen on Saturday.

Former Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo signs for Huddersfield

Former Arsenal player Yaya Sanogo has joined Huddersfield Town on a short-term contract until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old – who made 20 appearances for Arsenal – has been a free agent since leaving Toulouse, then in Ligue 1, at the end of the 2019-20 season.

Sanogo last played for England in 2016, when he scored three times in eight appearances for Charlton in the Championship.

Leipzig’s Angelino hits Guardiola

RB Leipzig left-back Angelino has hit out at Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, saying ‘I didn’t play as much as I wanted or deserved’ at City last season.

The 24-year-old is on loan to Leipzig from City, having first moved in January 2020, but the deal will become permanent this summer as his obligation to buy was triggered after making a number of appearances in Germany.

“It (not playing) killed me,” added Angelino. “Confidence was everything, when you don’t have a coach’s confidence that’s everything.”

Bayern youngster Musiala chooses Germany over England

In an exclusive interview with AthleticismBayern Munich sensation Jamal Musiala has revealed he has chosen to represent Germany rather than England.

The 17-year-old – who scored in Bayern’s 4-1 win over Lazio on Tuesday night – has represented England 22 times at various youth levels after spending eight years at Chelsea’s academy.

For the full interview with one of Europe’s most talented prospects, go further below.

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