English Premier League

Watch Burnley 0-1 Swansea match highlights [VIDEO]

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Swansea boss Garry Monk hailed his side's march to the magical 40-point barrier after their gruelling 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.

Kieran Trippier's chaotic 54th-minute own goal proved enough for Monk's men to hit the mark with 11 games to spare and now he has his side's previous Premier League best of 47 in his sights.

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Swansea boss Garry Monk hailed his side's march to the magical 40-point barrier after their gruelling 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.

Kieran Trippier's chaotic 54th-minute own goal proved enough for Monk's men to hit the mark with 11 games to spare and now he has his side's previous Premier League best of 47 in his sights.

Watch West Ham 1-3 Crystal Palace match highlights [VIDEO]

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Alan Pardew hailed the "terrific" Glenn Murray after the Crystal Palace striker scored a brace in a convincing win at West Ham.

The 31-year-old scored two headers either side of a Scott Dann goal before being sent off for two bookable offenses.

Enner Valencia's first Barclays Premier League goal in four months reduced the deficit for West Ham but the 3-1 defeat means Sam Allardyce has now only seen his side win one of their last 10 league outings.

Watch West Ham 1-3 Crystal Palace match highlights [VIDEO]

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Alan Pardew hailed the "terrific" Glenn Murray after the Crystal Palace striker scored a brace in a convincing win at West Ham.

The 31-year-old scored two headers either side of a Scott Dann goal before being sent off for two bookable offenses.

Enner Valencia's first Barclays Premier League goal in four months reduced the deficit for West Ham but the 3-1 defeat means Sam Allardyce has now only seen his side win one of their last 10 league outings.

Another Top Dutchman Now In Frame For Newcastle Job

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There is a report in the Sunday People that Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is on the short-list at Newcastle United for their head coach position. Ronald Koeman impressive Southampton coach Derby boss Steve McClaren is still the favorite on SkyBet a 2-1 to take over in the summer, but that is dependent on Derby [.

Watch Stoke 1-0 Hull City match highlights [VIDEO]

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes has accused Maynor Figueroa of making an "horrendous tackle" on Stephen Ireland during Saturday's 1-0 win over Hull, rating the challenge as worse than Ashley Barnes' on Nemanja Matic last weekend and hitting out at the officials for taking no action.

Hughes had to take Ireland off at half-time of the Barclays Premier League contest at the Britannia Stadium due to a calf injury the Potters midfielder sustained when being tackled by Tigers defender Figueroa just before the break.

Watch Stoke 1-0 Hull City match highlights [VIDEO]

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes has accused Maynor Figueroa of making an "horrendous tackle" on Stephen Ireland during Saturday's 1-0 win over Hull, rating the challenge as worse than Ashley Barnes' on Nemanja Matic last weekend and hitting out at the officials for taking no action.

Hughes had to take Ireland off at half-time of the Barclays Premier League contest at the Britannia Stadium due to a calf injury the Potters midfielder sustained when being tackled by Tigers defender Figueroa just before the break.

Watch WBA 1-0 Southampton match highlights [VIDEO]

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West Brom took a giant leap towards safety after Saido Berahino condemned stuttering Southampton to a 1-0 defeat.

The striker scored his 17th goal of the season with a brilliant half-volley after just 70 seconds to settle the game.

The Saints dominated possession but rarely threatened the Albion goal as the Baggies kept their seventh clean sheet in 10 games under head coach Tony Pulis.

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West Brom took a giant leap towards safety after Saido Berahino condemned stuttering Southampton to a 1-0 defeat.

The striker scored his 17th goal of the season with a brilliant half-volley after just 70 seconds to settle the game.

The Saints dominated possession but rarely threatened the Albion goal as the Baggies kept their seventh clean sheet in 10 games under head coach Tony Pulis.

Watch Newcastle United 1-0 Aston Villa match highlights [VIDEO]

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Head coach John Carver was grateful for Newcastle's decision not to sell striker Papiss Cisse in January after he fired the club to their first home win of 2015 against Aston Villa.

The Senegal international was the subject of interest from the Middle East during the winter transfer window, but the Magpies hierarchy supported Carver's desire to keep him and were rewarded when he struck to secure a 1-0 victory at St James' Park with his 11th goal of the season.

Watch Newcastle United 1-0 Aston Villa match highlights [VIDEO]

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Head coach John Carver was grateful for Newcastle's decision not to sell striker Papiss Cisse in January after he fired the club to their first home win of 2015 against Aston Villa.

The Senegal international was the subject of interest from the Middle East during the winter transfer window, but the Magpies hierarchy supported Carver's desire to keep him and were rewarded when he struck to secure a 1-0 victory at St James' Park with his 11th goal of the season.

Watch Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland match highlights [VIDEO]

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Wayne Rooney scored his first league goals in over two months to give Manchester United a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sunderland.

But while it was a good day for the United captain, referee Roger East had a Saturday afternoon to forget.

East faced post-match criticism for his decision to dismiss Sunderland's Wes Brown after awarding the spot-kick from which Rooney broke the deadlock.

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Wayne Rooney scored his first league goals in over two months to give Manchester United a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sunderland.

But while it was a good day for the United captain, referee Roger East had a Saturday afternoon to forget.

East faced post-match criticism for his decision to dismiss Sunderland's Wes Brown after awarding the spot-kick from which Rooney broke the deadlock.

It’s A Second Chance And I Feel Differently Now

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It was great to see Jonas Gutierrez on the bench for the first time in a long time, and certainly for the first time since he beat testicular cancer last year. Jonas Gutierrez waves to Newcastle fans while warming up And when Jonas was warming up he was given an ovation by the Newcastle crowd, [.

Arsenal Debate – Dirty or picked on by referees?

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I must admit that I was very surprised to see just how many yellow cards Arsenal players have been given this season. I know that we are not exactly saints but I would have said that Arsenal needed to get tougher if anything. So the Daily Mail report about the amount of yellow cards for [...]

A Premier League record for Wayne Rooney

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With his two goals against Sunderland today, Wayne Rooney has become the first player in Premier League history to score at least 10 goals a season for 11 years running.

Louis van Gaal gives latest Manchester United injury update

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Louis van Gaal gives latest Manchester United injury update - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that Luke Shaw missed today's clash against Sunderland because he was injured, while Phil Jones was suffering from illness.

The 20-times English champions managed a 2-0 victory over Sunderland at Old Trafford, courtesy to a brace from Wayne Rooney in the second half of the match.

Premier League Review: United up to third while Palace beat West Ham

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They are still not playing vintage Manchester United football, but a Wayne Rooney double gave United a 2-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday.

The England captain opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 66th minute after Falcao had been pulled back by John O'Shea. But, instead of sending off the Irishman, referee Roger East showed a red card to his fellow former United defender Wes Brown.

John Carver Sky Post Match Interview – Praises Side – Video

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Here is John Carver's post-match interview after the 1-0 win against Villa in front of almost 52,000 fans at St. James' Park. John was naturally (very) upbeat and praised his players, and he also interestingly said he thought Massadio Haidara may be OK with his knee injury we'll see. We may criticize John professionally [.

Chelsea vs Spurs, Capital One Cup Final: Predicted lineups and team news

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Chelsea and Tottenham clash for the third time this season in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley on Sundayat 11am ET, live on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld in the United States.

Both sides have won one game apiece with the Blues pummeling their rivals 3-0 at Stamford Bridge before they were blown away 5-3 at White Hart Lane on New Year's Day.

Chelsea vs Spurs, Capital One Cup Final: Predicted lineups and team news

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Chelsea and Tottenham clash for the third time this season in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley on Sundayat 11am ET, live on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld in the United States.

Both sides have won one game apiece with the Blues pummeling their rivals 3-0 at Stamford Bridge before they were blown away 5-3 at White Hart Lane on New Year's Day.

Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and three other things we learned today

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Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and three other things we learned today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With Real Madrid taking on Villarreal and Manchester City travelling to Anfield tomorrow we have a super Sunday on our hands, but here are five things we learned today.

Luis Suarez has found his rhythm

The former Liverpool forward struggled to make an instant impact at Barcelona, but the Uruguayan seems to have found his rhythm for the Catalan giants as he inspired them to a 3-1 win today with a goal and two assists.

Newcastle Get Good Win – Thanks To Another Papiss Cisse Goal

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Newcastle got a really valuable win today with a good goal from Papiss Cisse after 37 minutes when he turned the ball home from another good Daryl Janmaat cross and it was yet another assist for the Dutch right-back and it was in front of a very good crowd of 51,573, which given [...]

La Liga

Diego Simeone credits Fernando Torres for improving Atletico Madrid’s attack

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Diego Simeone has heaped praise on Fernando Torres by saying the striker's presence has improved the performances of forwards Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic.

Torres arrived in January and quickly settled back into his boyhood club, scoring a brace at the Santiago Bernabeu which helped knock Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey.

Diego Simeone credits Fernando Torres for improving Atletico Madrid’s attack

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Diego Simeone has heaped praise on Fernando Torres by saying the striker's presence has improved the performances of forwards Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic.

Torres arrived in January and quickly settled back into his boyhood club, scoring a brace at the Santiago Bernabeu which helped knock Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey.

Luka Modric will not be in Real Madrid’s squad against Villarreal

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed midfielder Luka Modric will not be included in the match day squad against Villarreal on Sunday.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the league match, Ancelotti expressed that even though the Croatian has been training well with the first team, the game on Sunday is too soon for the influential playmaker.

Luka Modric will not be in Real Madrid’s squad against Villarreal

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed midfielder Luka Modric will not be included in the match day squad against Villarreal on Sunday.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the league match, Ancelotti expressed that even though the Croatian has been training well with the first team, the game on Sunday is too soon for the influential playmaker.

LA LIGA - SPANISH FOOTBALL ROUND 25 SATURDAY GAMES RESULTS

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Granada vs Barcelona 1-3 Highlights 2015 Rakitic Suarez Messi Goals Video

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Videos

Hearts Batter Cowdenbeath 10-0 (TEN!) In Incredible Scottish Championship Goal-fest (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

Scottish Championship leaders Hearts tore second-from-bottom Cowdenbeath apart at Tynecastle, with their 10 goals inflicting on the Miners their joint-heaviest defeat in the club's history.

It took until the 26th minute for the first goal, which came courtesy of a spot-kick, while the sending off of Lewis Toshney, with the score already 2-0, sealed the visitors' fate.

The Spot Cleaner

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Conor O'Brien fired the lone goal from the penalty spot as suddenly warming Wiener Neustadt moved closer to the safety zone with a home victory over Austria Vienna. The midfielder has now scored from the dot in four of his side's five league wins this season.Clip to come...- Greg Seltzer

VIDEO: Rooney’s goals vs Sunderland

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Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland – Rooney Bags Brace But Red Devils Fail to Impress Against 10-Man Black Cats (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland Premier League 28th February 2015

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A Wayne Rooney brace fired Manchester United to a home win over Sunderland, a result which sees the Red Devils stay well in the hunt for a Champions League berth.

Angel Di Maria

Five key thoughts following United 2-0 Sunderland – Van Gaal’s men get the job done after controversial Brown red card

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Manchester United recorded their 11th win in 14 Premier League home games with a 2-0 victory over relegation threatened Sunderland at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney scored twice as the Red Devils moved up to third position in the table, ahead of top four rivals' Arsenal and Liverpool's games on Sunday.

“Januzaj was terrific!”

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Adnan Januzaj probably put in his best performance of the season so far after replacing the disappointing Angel di Maria at half-time. United went on to score two goals in the second half, with Januzaj's shot leading to Wayne Rooney's second, which has earned him praise from Ashley Young.

He was terrific.

STATS: Di Maria vs Januzaj

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You could probably see for yourself that Adnan Januzaj completely outperformed Angel di Maria in today's match, justifying Louis van Gaal's decision to make the half-time substitution.

Shots
Di Maria 2 (0 on target)
Januzaj 4 (2 on target)

Passes
Di Maria 16/22 (73%)
Januzaj 23/25 (92%)

Attacking third passes
Di Maria 11/16 (69%)
Januzaj 13/15 (87%)

Chances created
Di Maria 2
Januzaj 3

LvG: We were better after Di Maria sub

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Angel di Maria endured a dreadful 45 minutes for Manchester United this afternoon in our 2-1 win over Sunderland. Bereft of confidence, the Argentinean couldn't get much of anything right, apart from a couple of decent crosses in to the box.

Di Maria was replaced at half-time by Adnan Januzaj, who went to put in a much better shift.

Major League Soccer

Rudy, Woodberry Added to Roster

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A pair of preseason trialists officially earned their keep after the Revolutionaddedmidfielder Tyler Rudy and defender London Woodberry to the roster on Saturday.

Rudy, 21, joined the club on trial prior to the start of preseason camp following a successful four years at Georgetown.

Orlando City fans hope Charleston journey is first of many away trips in next several weeks

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Lastweekend, Orlando City's supporters made their first road trip to a match since the club made the jump from third division USL PRO to Major League Soccer, following the conclusion of the 2014 campaign. The preseason trip to Charleston for the Carolina Challenge Cup was actually the shortest road trip the Lions will make this season to face another MLS opponent.

Orlando City fans hope Charleston journey is first of many away trips in next several weeks

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Lastweekend, Orlando City's supporters made their first road trip to a match since the club made the jump from third division USL PRO to Major League Soccer, following the conclusion of the 2014 campaign. The preseason trip to Charleston for the Carolina Challenge Cup was actually the shortest road trip the Lions will make this season to face another MLS opponent.

The Rest

At least `embarrassed´ Arsenal star will NOT hide

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Arsenal fans will be hoping and expecting more than just a positive attitude from the France international striker Olivier Giroud tomorrow, if Arsene Wenger selects him to play against Everton at the Emirates stadium that is. But having the right attitude will be a good place to start for the big Frenchman after he put [.

How to watch: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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Sure, it's preseason. But there's a chance to defeat the Red Bulls and hoist the club's first trophy tonight.

The Philadelphia Union's preseason ends tonight. Win or lose, the time in sunny Florida is just about up. All that's left to do for the club is the beat the Red Bulls and bring home a trophy.

One Legend Deserves Another: Totti’s Nike Tiempo Legend V Premium Boot

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Nike's relentless innovation ethos ensures the best boot is the next boot. But across the [...]

Into The Meyer

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Today Eintracht Frankfurt defeated Hamburg SV 2-1 with the help of two penalties and a sending off.
Florian Meyer was the referee - a man who was recently stood down from the first tier of UEFA referees.

In the last five seasons in the Bundesliga, he has refereed Eintracht Frankfurt on 15 occasions.

Sobre los paisajes del fútbol africano…

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De Wikimedia Commons, el repositorio multimedia libre

En su libro African Soccerscapes, Peter Alegi contextualiza históricamente el surgimiento y el desarrollo del fútbol en el continente africano y ofrece interesantes puntos de reflexión sobre el rol del fútbol en los procesos de colonización y, posteriormente, decolonización de varios países africanos, así como su relación con los procesos de independencia, la urbanización y el capitalismo global.

Wave falter in second half, face must-win playoff game March 7

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VIDEO: United’s most popular chant at the moment

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Oh what a night
Late in May in 1999
Ole scored a goal in injury time
What a feeling
What a night

Newcastle In For Right Back In Belgian League

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There are reports coming out of France that Newcastle are interested in signing 20 year-old French defender Yarouba Cissako of Monaco who is on loan for the season at S.V. Zulte Waregem in the Belgian Pro League. Yarouba Cissako 20 year-old Monaco right back Yarouba has played for the France U16, U17 and [.

The Last Word on LD Alajuelense vs. D.C. United Leg 1: A Rude Awakening

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The Black and Red are harshly greeted to what will be a physically tough 2015 campaign, but they should have expected this, more than they realize.

In order to get acclimated to the warm weather in Costa Rica, D.C. United spent almost three weeks in Florida and Texas. Unfortunately, not only did things become pear-shaped for them physically as the game went on, the more disappointing part is mentally the game was lost far before the body gave in, some by people who had experienced these circumstances before, and the result was a 5-2 loss to L.

Football Vine: Aubameyang & Reus Produce Batman & Robin Goal Celebration As Dortmund Win Ruhr Derby

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By Alan Duffy

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An impressive 3-0 win in the Ruhr derby against Schalke saw Borussia Dortmund move to within eight points of a Champions League berth as their resurgence continues.

For long periods of the game it looked as thoughBVB's profligacy in front of goal would cost them dear, but late on a goal burst from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,Henrikh Mkhitaryan and finallyMarco Reus, secured a vital three points for Jurgen Klopp's men.