Mika makes top 5 searched for players on web

Date published: Wednesday 1st March 2017 12:37 - Matthew Briggs

In a brand new feature we take a look at which football stories people were searching for on the internet last week and the players and teams they were hunting for.

According to Bing.com, Claudio Ranieri’s sacking at Leicester was the most searched for football news last week, while the top searched for player was Wayne Rooney.

Ranieri’s shock dismissal at the champions last Thursday evening topped the search engine with hoards of people logging on to get the lowdown on the Italian’s demise.

The second most popular search was Wayne Rooney and the Manchester United man’s insistence that he was staying with Manchester United despite his agent holding talks with clubs in China.

That also made Rooney the most searched for player of the last week.

Sam Allardyce’s comments about Crystal Palace’s 1-0 win over Middlesbrough being the “biggest win of the season” was the third most popular football news search, while Everton’s win over Sunderland giving them a nine-match unbeaten run was in fourth.

And Chelsea’s win over Swansea, which helped them stretch their Premier League lead to 11 points came in fifth.

Behind Rooney in the most popular players list was Paul Pogba (2), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (3), Mika (4) and Harry Kane (5).

Manchester United’s presence in the EFL Cup final helped Rooney, Pogba and Zlatan to the top, while Harry Kane’s third hat-trick in 2017 meant he was popular.

The shock inclusion was Sunderland goalkeeper Mika, who has not yet played for the Black Cats, who managed to make it fourth – ahead of England man Kane.

The top searched for managers saw Ranieri top, with Antonio Conte (2), Jose Mourinho (3), Jurgen Klopp (4) and Alan Pardew (5) making the top five.

While Arsenal were the top searched for team, with Man Utd (2), Liverpool (3), Man City (4) and Chelsea (5) all proving popular.

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