English Premier League

Leicester are title favorites now, says Wenger

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Arsene Wenger admits Leicester are now favorites to win the Premier League title but insists his Arsenal side's challenge is back on course.

The Gunners' 2-0 win at Bournemouth was their first in five league games and moved Wenger's side up to third place, five points adrift of Leicester before next weekend's meeting between the two teams.

Leicester are title favorites now, says Wenger

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Arsene Wenger admits Leicester are now favorites to win the Premier League title but insists his Arsenal side's challenge is back on course.

The Gunners' 2-0 win at Bournemouth was their first in five league games and moved Wenger's side up to third place, five points adrift of Leicester before next weekend's meeting between the two teams.

Robert Huth, Aaron Ramsey, Firmino… Names of the Premier League, week 25

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Ifyou were asked at the start of the season which of Manchester City vs Leicester City and Chelsea vs Manchester United would be a top of the table clash, you'd have probably guessed wrong....

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Soccer News: Leicester City keeps it up in the Premier League

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Leicester City makes the soccer news with another convincing win while Premier League ticket prices become an issue across England. Read More

Liverpool may review ticket prices after protest

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Liverpool's owners will consider a review of controversial ticket price hikes after being shocked by a walkout protest by 10,000 fans, media said Monday.

The Fenway Sports Group held emergency talks after Saturday's protest and again Sunday, British newspapers reported. Fans have meanwhile threatened more walkouts in looming key games against Chelsea and Manchester City.

Liverpool may review ticket prices after protest

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Liverpool's owners will consider a review of controversial ticket price hikes after being shocked by a walkout protest by 10,000 fans, media said Monday.

The Fenway Sports Group held emergency talks after Saturday's protest and again Sunday, British newspapers reported. Fans have meanwhile threatened more walkouts in looming key games against Chelsea and Manchester City.

Video: Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes discusses defeat at former club Spurs

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Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has been talking about his return to White Hart Lane to face former club Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The...

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FOX and Bundesliga dealt blow as Leverkusen-Munich ratings fail to beat EPL on NBC

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The overnight TV ratings for Saturday's dueling broadcasts between Leverkusen-Bayern Munich on FOX and Southampton-West Ham on NBC are in, and the Bundesliga/FOX duo have been dealt a crushing blow as their game failed to beat NBC's coverage of the Premier League.NBC delivered an overnight rating of 0.

FOX and Bundesliga dealt blow as Leverkusen-Munich ratings fail to beat EPL on NBC

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The overnight TV ratings for Saturday's dueling broadcasts between Leverkusen-Bayern Munich on FOX and Southampton-West Ham on NBC are in, and the Bundesliga/FOX duo have been dealt a crushing blow as their game failed to beat NBC's coverage of the Premier League.NBC delivered an overnight rating of 0.

Watford boss tips Spurs for the title

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Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has tipped Tottenham Hotspur for the title. The Spaniard saw his side beaten 1-0 at White Hart Lane on...

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Manchester United emerge as strong favourites to sign 27-yr-old La Liga midfielder

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Manchester United emerge as strong favourites to sign 27-yr-old La Liga midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United were linked with a move for Sevilla's highly rated midfielder Ever Banega during the January transfer window.

The Red Devils probably didn't shown enough interest or present any concrete offer for the Argentine, after it emerged that Serie A giants Inter Milan are looking to snap up a deal for Banegain January.

This Player Already Making A Difference On Tyneside

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Jonjo Shelvey has played four games for Newcastle so far, and the two games he´s played at home against West Ham and West Brom have both been good wins and Jonjo has easily been our Man of the Match So he´s already had an impact on the side and remember we only have six league [...]

McClaren´s Surprising Fitness Revelation

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Things were even worse than we thought before Saturday´s must-win game against West Brom, with the news today that Fabricio Coloccini was injured in the game at Everton last Wednesday when he picked up a knock on his knee. Apparently Colo was nursing a swollen knee and having treatment, but demanded that he play in [.

Man Utd’s Jesse Lingard calls himself Dabberman again after Chelsea goal

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Deserved the win , so disappointing to concede at the end but alot of positives, lads performed well

Agent hints at move for £70m Chelsea target, could spark a bidding war among PL clubs in summer

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Agent hints at move for £70m Chelsea target, could spark a bidding war among PL clubs in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Robert Lewandowski has been in sensational form this season for Bayern Munich. The Polish striker has scored 24 goals this season for the German champions in all competitions, and several top European clubs are vying for his signaturenext summer.

Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United: 3 major talking points as Diego Costa denies United a win

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Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United: 3 major talking points as Diego Costa denies United a win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea stretched their unbeaten run against Manchester United to 11 games thanks to a last-gasp equaliser from Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Red Devils had taken the lead through Jesse Lingard on the hour mark and looked like they were on their way to their first three points against the Blues since 2012.

Video: Geoff Shreeves names wrong Man Utd player as man of the match

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There was an awkward moment on Sky Sports' coverage of yesterday's game between Chelsea and Manchester United when reporter Geoff...

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Photos: Man Utd’s Juan Mata hugs every Chelsea player

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Juan Mata hugging every Chelsea player after the final whistle, miss having him at Chelsea! ⚽️

Video: Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma leaves Man Utd game on crutches

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I think it's good news that @kurtzouma is not in the hospital and is able to walk with crutches

Manchester United transfer details for 25-year-old La Liga striker revealed

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Manchester United transfer details for 25-year-old La Liga striker revealed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In a glittering career of over two decades, Sir Alex Ferguson was involved in some great transfer deals for Manchester United.

Some of his best signings for United included players like Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Liverpool

The Weekend's Best: Zlatan, Leicester and more

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One title contender in England established itself as the unlikely alpha dog, while France's best sealed yet another statement victory on the back of its star striker. Here are SBI's picks for The Weekend's Best (as voted by SBI's editorial staff):

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC (Paris Saint-Germain).

Visualized: Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland

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Previous Match Infographics: Leicester (a) Stoke [League Cup] (h), Norwich (a), Manchester Utd (h), Arsenal (h), Stoke [League Cup] (a), West Ham (a), Sunderland (a), Leicester (h), Watford (a), West Brom (h), Sion (a), Newcastle (a), Swansea (h), Bordeaux (h), City (a), Crystal Palace (h), Rubin Kazan (a), Chelsea (a), Southampton (h), Rubin Kazan (h), Tottenham (a), Everton (a), FC Sion (h), Aston Villa (h), Norwich (h), Bordeaux (a), Manchester United (a), West Ham (h), Arsenal (a), Bournemouth (h), Stoke (a)

As always, match data from Stats Zone, except shot location from Squawka and average player position from ESPN FC.

Video: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp discusses his health scare

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"I'm back in the race!" Great news from Jürgen Klopp on his health! https://t.co/JAjhn7erhn Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 8, 2016...

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U-turn ahead? Liverpool cancel ticket price Q&A

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LFC thanks fans for submitting questions for tonight's Q&A however due to ongoing ticketing discussions, this will no longer take place....

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Video: Ex-Liverpool pair Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane dress up as fans to prank LA Galaxy team-mate Gio Dos Santos

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LA Galaxy stars Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane dressed up as fans to play a prank on fellow designated player Giovani Dos Santos. The ex-Liverpool...

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Arsenal

Was it enough that Arsenal got the three points?

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Arsenal pulled themselves back to within five points of Leicester yesterday with the 2-0 win over Bournemouth. After going four games without a win it was crucial that the Gunners got back to winning ways, and Arsene Wenger admitted in the after match interview that, although it was not the best performance, it was the [.

Wenger says Flamini should NOT have been booked!

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Arsenal fans have become used to Arsene Wenger 'not seeing' crucial incidents on the pitch involving his players, but he quite clearly saw Matthieu Flamini's tackle on Dan Gosling and he believes that Flamini should have got a free kick rather than a yellow card. Wenger was asked after the game if he thought Flamini [.

The best way to hand Leicester or indeed Spurs the League title

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By 1970's Gooner There is something that keeps niggling me all the time. It started way back during this crazy season on the occasions all Arsenal had to do was win the game in front of them to go top of the League. They always failed. Their performances were nervy, edgy and tentative. The only saving grace was that the direct opponents were faltering too.

Arsenal player ratings from Bournemouth – Ramsey MOTM

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There were a few notable performances from Arsenal players as the Gunners got back to winning ways in Bournemouth yesterday, with our keeper Petr Cech, the goal scorers Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny all impressing. For me though the outstanding player was Aaron Ramsey who capped a tireless and effective all round [.

Videos

Video: Top 10 Real Madrid transfer flops

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Perhaps more so than other club in the world, Real Madrid are renowned for their regular big transfer deals. When you're splashing huge amounts...

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Video: John Terry says there is no communication between him and Chelsea over new deal

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Chelsea captain John Terry says there is "no communication" between him and the club over a new contract. The 35-year-old skipper...

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Manchester United

RoM Reads

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Scott gives the player ratings on ESPN for United's draw with Chelsea.

Scott writes for uMAXit about Jesse Lingard.

The Guardian discusses how United's improved wide play is having an impact on our performances.

The Telegraph looks at the stats from the Chelsea game.

The Mirror reports on the document which shows what United players would be paid in bonuses if they won trophies.

Man City star Raheem Sterling moves in next to ex-Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson

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Former Manchester United has now got his very own 'noisy neighbour' after Manchester City star Raheem Sterling moved in next door. Fergie...

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Philadelphia Union

Union drop preseason opener, US tops Canada, more news

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UNion rotate use 31 players in 1-0 loss to Jacksonville. Altidore scores in 89th minute as US defeats Canada. More news.

Could Fred be working toward a coaching career?

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The 36-year-old Brazilian recently earned his National E License, opening the door to a possible coaching career in the near future.

Former Philadelphia Union player Fred recently attended a U.S. Soccer National E License Course in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The course is geared toward teaching 9-12 year-old players and is the second step in the ladder that eventually leads to the U.

D.C. United

D.C. United 2016 Countdown: 15 Days - Can Steve Birnbaum Continue Improving?

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We take a look at Birdbomb in our preview series.

D.C. United may have started their preseason late last month in Florida, but Steve Birnbaum started his season a tad earlier in California, as part of the United States men's national team camp held every January. And he then scored the game-winning goal in the USA's first game against Iceland and played out of position (on a Jurgen Klinsmann-coached team?

Monday Freedom Kicks: New threads, new players?

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We give you the weekend in player news and uniform reveals, Birds bombed and Coens filmed.

The closer the season gets, the more D.C.

D.C. United to acquire Boca Juniors attacking midfielder? - Black And Red United: ICYMI, this happened Friday night. Click through, look at videos, etc.

Newcastle United

This Is How This Newcastle Player Felt Sunday Morning

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Rob Elliot on Saturday probably had the easiest game of his great season, when West Brom were well beaten by a patched up Newcastle side and the visitors couldn´t muster a shot on target during the whole game. And Rob was a very pleased man on Sunday Morning. Rob Elliot easy game This [...]

McClaren Praise For Two Unlikely Lads

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One of the real talking points that came out of the game on Saturday was the experience of Steven Taylor and Cheick Tiote where a very patched up side put in one of the best performances of the season against West Brom and we won a must-win game 1-0. But a 5-0 scoreline would [...]

The Rest

A Protective Guide to Streaming Sports Sites

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Disclaimer: you should never ever illegally stream a sports event, unless a hooligan holds a gun to your head, puts a laptop in front of you, and says "find me United-Chelsea on Rojadirecta OR ELSE". Okay, now that I'm no longer liable for what I'm about to write, I will write what I'm about to write.

What We Learned: Casa Grande Edition

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After spending the last 10 days in the comfortableclimes of Casa Grande, the Revolution head back to snowy Foxboro further along in their preseason progressions, but with plenty of work stillahead of First Kick.

So what did we learn about the Revolution's first excursion to the Copper State?

Daniel Sturridge impressive in training, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi back, says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says striker Daniel Sturridge has been impressive in training. And he revealed that Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi...

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Monday Kickoff: Lavezzi to China, Lewandowski, Neymar, and more

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Paris-Saint Germain manager Laurent Blanc has confirmed that Ezequiel Lavezzi is set to join Shanghai Shenhua. (REPORT)

Robert Lewandowski's agent, who had said there was "something" to recent transfer rumors, insists that any reports linking his client with a move to Spain is merely "speculation".

Claudio Ranieri Reveals Secrets Of Leicester City Success In Fascinating Interview: ‘We Keep It Simple And Speak Little About Tactics’

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With Leicester City perched six points clear at the top of the Premier League table with 13 games to play, it's beginning to looklikeClaudio Ranieri's side are sticking around for the duration as the myriad doubters continue in their prolonged wait for the bubble to burst.

To that end,Ranieri gave an in-depth interview with Corriere della Sera over the weekend in which he freely gave up thesecret to his success.

Giving Good Head: The Greatest/Smuttiest Football Headlines Ever Written

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Today marksthe 16th anniversary of arguably the greatest football headline ever committed to press.

When then-part-timers Inverness Caledonian Thistle beat Celtic 3-1 in a Scottish Cup tie, an inspired sub-editor atThe Sun came up with the truly majestic"Super Caley Go Ballistic, Celtic Are Atrocious" a timeless belter and no mistaking!

Top 5 footballer casino controversies

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Footballers seem to love a night out at the casino. With big wages to blow, some of our top stars are known to enjoy a flutter. Unfortunately, they...

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Southampton: Maya Yoshida Politely Requests Victor Wanyama Apologises For West Ham Red Card With Krispy Kreme Donuts

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With Southampton nursing a slim 1-0 lead at the time, Victor Wanyama went and made his teammates' collective afternoon all the more difficult by picking up his thirdred card of the seasonin the 55th minute against West Ham for taking a reckless swipe at Dimitri Payet.

Having opened the scoring in the early knockings of the match, Maya Yoshida saw his work load doubled when Wanyama went thundering in on Payet and, as such, is seeking amends from the Kenyan midfielder specifically in the form of expensive, gunky and saccharine-sweet dough treats.

Man City to tie Sergio Aguero down to new deal for Pep Guardiola’s arrival

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Manchester City are hoping to tie star striker Sergio Aguero down to a new contract in time for Pep Guardiola's arrival at the club this...

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Un Oeuf Is Un Oeuf: Marseille Fans Accidentally Pelt Eggs At Chinese Tourists After Mistaking Bus For PSG Team Coach

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With tensions running high ahead of Le Classique, a battalion of Marseille fans attempted to unsettlethe PSG team as they rolled into the Stade Velodrome on Sunday afternoon.

Sadly, due to a heady mix of mistaken identity and itchy trigger fingers, the only people the L'OM ultras ended up intimidating were the innocent Chinese tourists whose bus they accidentally ambushed with eggs outside the stadium.

Robbie Rogers, Sexuality and the Institution of Football

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On May 26, 2013, Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay male to compete within a major North American professional sports league, stepping onto the pitch in the 77th minute of his club's match against the Seattle Sounders and demonstrating, even if for only several minutes, a liberation he had never.