Off the Post Archives for January 2014

Top 10 conclusions: Chelsea 1-3 Atletico Madrid

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Chelsea's bus pic.twitter.com/gqiD6QjSjC Footy Laughs (@Footy__Laughs) April 30, 2014 1. If Chelsea parked the bus, they must have missed...

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Video: Fernando Torres gives Chelsea the lead vs Atletico Madrid

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A deflected shot from Fernando Torres has put Chelsea 1-0 up against Atletico Madrid. Willian's excellent run dragged the Atleti defence out of...

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Video: Adrian Lopez makes it Chelsea 1-1 Atletico Madrid

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Adrian Lopez have grabbed the away goal at Chelsea and will progress to the Champions League final as it stands. Eden Hazard went to sleep allowing...

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Paulinho to ‘quit Spurs for Chelsea’

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Tottenham midfielder Paulinho will move to Chelsea this summer, according to reports in his native Brazil. The 25-year-old moved to White Hart Lane...

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Photo: Jose Mourinho has parked the Chelsea bus already ahead of Atletico clash

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Chelsea have arrived at Stamford Bridge ahead of tonight's Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid. After the tactics in...

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Bayern Munich linked with Arsenal, Spurs and Newcastle target Loic Remy

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QPR's Loic Remy has emerged as a possible transfer target for Bayern Munich. The France international, currently on loan at Newcastle, is...

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Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny sends well wishes to Spurs’ Andros Townsend

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Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny has expressed his sympathy that "mate" Andros Townsend has been ruled out of the World Cup. The Spurs...

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World Cup Team Guides:

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GREECE, Group C 14 June vs Colombia 5pm* (Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte) 19 June vs Japan 11pm (Arenas das Dunas, Natal) 24 June...

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Tottenham winger Andros Townsend out of the World Cup with ankle injury

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Spurs winger Andros Townsend has been ruled out of the World Cup with an ankle injury. The 22-year-old had been likely to be included in Roy...

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Apply to become a steward on Liverpool’s Premier League victory parade

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Do you fancy working as a steward on Liverpool's Premier League victory parade? The slightly premature event has been planned for May 12...

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Pictures: Plans for Tottenham’s new stadium

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Graphics of Tottenham's proposed new stadium have emerged. The new ground does not yet have planning permission and the club has kept quiet...

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In defence of Bayern boss Pep Guardiola, but not his defence

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#487402413 / gettyimages.com When Bayern Munich hired Pep Guardiola, they knew exactly what they were going to get. The Catalan had unprecedented...

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Photos: Atletico Madrid’s on-loan Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois trains at Stamford Bridge

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#487315325 / gettyimages.com Thibaut Courtois took part in a rare training session at Stamford Bridge yesterday evening. Although in theory...

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Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho: ‘Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has watched the video and now he understands what happens’

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Brendan Rodgers has congratulated him on Sunday's win over Liverpool. The Reds boss aired his frustration at...

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Chelsea captain John Terry: ‘Contract talks are ongoing and I want to stay’

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Chelsea skipper John Terry says he is ongoing talks with the club over a new contract. The veteran centre-back says discussions have been on the...

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Video: Chelsea winning the Champions League was justice, says Jose Mourinho

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Chelsea's 2012 Champions League victory was "justice", according to manager Jose Mourinho. The Blues boss says the triumph was...

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Video: Champions League final-bound Gareth Bale says that’s why he quit Spurs

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Real Madrid star Gareth Bale helped his side overcome Bayern Munich to reach the Champions League final then said that was exactly the reason...

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Tactical Review: Bayern Munich 0-4 Real Madrid

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Pep Guardiola approach In the reverse fixture, Guardiola's team overplayed in the final third and they ended up losing, so Guardiola had to make his...

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Spurs linked with Man Utd target Davide Astori

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Tottenham are interested in signing Cagliari defender Davide Astori, according to reports in the Italian media. The 27-year-old was linked with...

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Josip Drmic to Arsenal is a done deal, reiterates Lothar Matthaus

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Arsenal will sign Nurnberg striker Josip Drmic this summer, claims former Germany international Lothar Matthaus. He previously made the claims last...

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Arsenal ‘offer contract’ to Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel

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Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has been offer contracts by Arsenal and AC Milan, according to reports in Denmark. The Foxes star is out of...

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Top five conclusions: Bayern Munich 0-4 Real Madrid

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1. La Decima dream is within touching distance Real Madrid have been agonisingly close to achieving their dream of winning the tenth (La Decima)...

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Arjen Robben: ‘I couldn’t watch Atletico vs Chelsea, it had nothing to do with football’

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It sounds like the global TV audience for tonight's Champions League semi-final second leg between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid will be minus...

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Edinson Cavani ‘favours Man Utd move over Chelsea and Man City’

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Paris Saint Germain forward Edinson Cavani has told friends he wants to join Manchester United this summer, according to reports. The Uruguayan...

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Photos: Tottenham preparing for West Ham clash

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Spurs were on the training pitch today as they step up their preparations for Saturday's derby game at West Ham. In-form duo Christian Eriksen...

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Video: Chelsea keeper Petr Cech in training, says “of course” he’s fit

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Chelsea keeper Petr Cech says "of course" he is fit ahead of tomorrow's Champions League semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid....

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Frank De Boer: ‘Spurs have approached me and I want to emulate Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers’

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Ajax manager Frank De Boer claims that Tottenham have approached him about becoming their new manager. It has been widely reported that current boss...

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Man Utd’s Adnan Januzaj set for World Cup spot

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Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj will be given the chance to win a place at the World Cup, according to Belgium manager Marc Wilmots....

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Man Utd target Mehdi Benatia: ‘I rejected Chelsea after living with Drogba and Makelele’

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Manchester United summer transfer target Mehdi Benatia has revealed he turned down the chance to join Chelsea after rooming with Didier Drogba and...

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Luis Suarez appreciates Liverpool love says Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez understands that he might not be appreciated elsewhere as much as he is at Anfield, according to manager Brendan...

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Real Madrid set to launch £70m bid for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

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Liverpool are bracing themselves for a £70m bid from Real Madrid for star striker Luis Suarez. The Spanish giants were expected to be among the...

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Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna in ‘advanced talks’ with Fenerbahce

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Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna looks set to join Turkish champions elect Fenerbahce, according to reports in his native France. The 31-year-old is...

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Video: Gary Neville says he would not take Man Utd manager’s job

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Gary Neville says he would not become Manchester United manager if the job was offered to him. The former United stalwart was put on the spot by Sky...

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Photo: Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski winds up Spurs with St Totteringham’s Day celebrations

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Happy St Totteringham's Day!! #afc #victory #COYG #poldi #aha #RedArmy pic.twitter.com/idxCXglxYs Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) April...

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Southampton’s Adam Lallana favours Liverpool move over Chelsea and Man Utd

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Southampton skipper Adam Lallana is intent on becoming a part of Liverpool's Champions League campaign next season, according to reports. The...

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Definitely staying? Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: ‘We want more next season’

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Arsene Wenger has given another clue that he has resolved to sign a new contract at Arsenal by talking about his ambitions for next season. Speaking...

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Video: Man Utd legend Gary Neville’s analysis of Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea

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Gary Neville delivered an excellent analysis of Chelsea's win over Liverpool during last night's Monday Night Football coverage. With...

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Tactical Review: Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

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Arsene Wenger's approach Wenger normally concentrates on perfecting his team's performance rather than make special arrangements for the opponents,...

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Video: Fulham youngster Mousa Dembele’s Panenka penalty FAIL vs Chelsea

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Fulham emerged with a 3-2 first-leg win from last night's FA Youth Cup final against Chelsea. Youngster Mousa Dembele, who has played in the Premier...

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Video: Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla becomes an undercover gardener

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If that sounds like a euphemism, it's not. Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla dressed up as a gardener and went to work on a landscaping site as...

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Top five conclusions: Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

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1. Arsenal have virtually sealed their top four target At the start of the game, Olivier Giroud said that the club were focused on finishing fourth...

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Photo: Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois travels back to his parent club with Atletico Madrid

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The prodigal son is on his way. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, on loan at Atletico Madrid for the past three seasons, has boarded a flight to...

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World Cup Team Guide: Colombia

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COLOMBIA Group C 14 June vs Greece 5pm* (Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte) 19 June vs Ivory Coast – 5pm (Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha,...

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Preview: Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid

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After chiseling out a valuable draw at Vicente Calderon, Chelsea now need to adjust their approach to beat a solid Atletico Madrid. They will need...

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Photos: Chelsea training ahead of Atletico Madrid clash

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John Terry in training earlier...#CFC pic.twitter.com/KMKkhwd3B4 Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) April 29, 2014 Chelsea have been training ahead...

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Liverpool linked with Bayer Leverkusen pair Emre Can and Heung-Min Son

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Liverpool are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen duo Emre Can and Heung-Min Son, according to reports. The Reds will swoop for midfielder Can and...

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Photo: Man Utd star Juan Mata’s birthday cake and back garden goalposts

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Gracias por vuestros mensajes, he pasado un gran día! Thanks for your birthday wishes, had a great day! #26 pic.twitter.com/nRUOL52QgZ Juan...

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho contests FA charge

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is contesting the FA charge brought against him for his "congratulations" towards referee Mike Dean. More to...

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Preview: Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid

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Real Madrid smothered out Bayern Munich with a spirited defensive performance that culminated in a 1-0 home win in the first leg. The Spanish giants...

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Arsenal’s Theo Walcott could miss start of next season

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Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has indicated that he could miss the start of next season. The England international acknowledged that he will definitely...

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Chelsea, Spurs and Man City stars eat bananas in support of Dani Alves

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Post by David Luiz. Premier League stars have been tucking into bananas today as part of an ad hoc anti-racism campaign. A racist Villarreal fan...

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Video: Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and his wife make a video to celebrate PFA Player of the Year win

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After heading home following after scooping the PFA Player of the Year award, Luis Suarez set about doing a DIY secondary acceptance speech. With...

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Man Utd’s Rio Ferdinand considering offers from Turkey, USA and Qatar

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Rio Ferdinand has offers on the table from Turkish sides Galatasaray and Besiktas, MLS outfit LA Galaxy and Qatar's Al Gharafa, according to...

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Photo: Liverpool’s Luis Suarez wins PFA Player of the Year, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is Young Player of the Year

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been named PFA Player of the Year. The Uruguayan ended a disappointing day on a high note, having travelled down...

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Preview: Arsenal vs Newcastle

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When Arsenal welcome the Magpies the game usually has a lot of goals. The last time these two teams met at the Emirates Stadium they produced a...

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Top five conclusions: Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea

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1. The title race is now wide open Liverpool started the weekend with a five-point advantage knowing that they could afford to draw against Chelsea...

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Video: Southampton’s Luke Shaw says it’s great to be linked with Chelsea and Man Utd

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Southampton defender Luke Shaw has welcomed rumours linking his with a move to Chelsea or Manchester United but says he is quite happy to...

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Tactical Review: Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea

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Brendan Rodgers' approach Whatever side Chelsea chose to field, Brendan Rodgers knew that it would be good in the air, solid in central areas and...

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Video: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers defends Steven Gerrard over Chelsea slip

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has refused to apportion any blame to captain Steven Gerrard after the midfielder's slip gifted the opening...

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Video: Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard ‘This does not f**king slip’ speech vs Chelsea goal

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Sorry, Liverpool fans, but this was almost inevitable. Here's a video of Steven Gerrard's post-Manchester City speech in which he...

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Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 26-27 April

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1. Steven Gerrard is definitely wondering why he chose the turn of phrase "this does not slip" after the Manchester City win. 2. City are...

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Top five conclusions: Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City

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1. This title race could rival 2012 in excitement In 2012, Manchester City trailed Manchester United by three points before the two teams met at Old...

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Video: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho tries to pass his germs to journalists after Liverpool game

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho attempted to celebrate yesterday's win over Liverpool by infecting a group of journalists with the illness that...

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Tactical Review: Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City

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Tony Pulis' approach Pulis went with his recently tried and tested 4-4-1-1 formation to force Manchester City to attack using wide areas. Damien...

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David De Gea’s birthday bromance tweet to Man Utd team-mate Juan Mata

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Happy birthday bro @juanmata8 It's a pleasure to share the day to day life with you!! pic.twitter.com/yA1rqhte6H David De Gea (@D_DeGea)...

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GIF It: Liverpool’s Iago Aspas takes the worst corner ever vs Chelsea

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You're 0-1 down. Time is running out in the match. Your title challenge is on the line. You win a corner and all your big guns roll into the...

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Top five jokes on Liverpool throwing the title away against Chelsea

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With Liverpool handing the title initiative back to Manchester City with defeat at home to Chelsea, here are some of the best jokes that have been...

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GIF It: Luis Suarez applauds Mark Schwarzer’s time-wasting (Liverpool vs Chelsea)

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Chelsea were doing everything possible to run down the clock from the very first minute of today's game at Liverpool. Time-waster-in-chief was...

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Video: Demba Ba gives Chelsea the lead after Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard slips

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An untimely Steven Gerrard slip gave Demba Ba a clear run on goal to give Chelsea the lead at Liverpool.

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Photo: Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard battles Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for the ball

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has indicated that things are not going to cool down in his dugout in the wake of the FA charge for assistant Rui...

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Photos: Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Iago Aspas possible plotting to kill Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

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Top five jokes on Chelsea’s teamsheet being late for Liverpool clash

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Chelsea were very late in releasing their team news for this afternoon's game at Liverpool. Here were some of theories as to why the teamsheet...

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Top five conclusions: Stoke 0-1 Tottenham

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1. Spurs were disappointing against 10 men When Stoke City lost their captain Ryan Shawcross to a sending off, there was an expectation that Spurs...

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Photo: Jan Vertonghen delighted to be playing for Spurs U21s

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Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen could barely contain his delight at travelling to Stevenage to play for the club's under-21 side against...

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers regrets Jamie Carragher’s retirement

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his only regret of his side's title challenge to date is that stalwart defender Jamie Carragher...

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Video: Formby Hall Hotel inundated with calls from Liverpool fans trying to wake up Chelsea players

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A Merseyside hotel has been run off its feet by Liverpool fans hoping to give their team the edge in today's crunch game against Chelsea....

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Liverpool ‘ahead’ of Man Utd in race for Southampton’s Adam Lallana

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Liverpool have joined the race for Southampton star Adam Lallana and have 'edged ahead' of Manchester United in their attempts to sign...

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Photo: Did this Man Utd fan flash a testicle behind Ryan Giggs?

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A social media inquiry is underway to establish the identity of an alien object spotted in Ryan Giggs' proximity. As the interim Manchester...

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Former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas is Man Utd’s no.1 transfer target

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Former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas is Manchester United's top transfer target for this summer, according to reports. The Red Devils embarked...

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Photo: Sir Alex Ferguson next to Toni Kroos and Marco Reus’ agent at Man Utd vs Norwich

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Are Manchester United rolling out the big guns ahead of this summer's transfer activity. Football agent Sascha Breese whose clients...

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Video: Spurs fans’ ‘We don’t want David Moyes’ chant against ex-Man Utd boss

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Tottenham supporters made it clear that they don't want David Moyes taking over at their club. Following reports that the recently sacked...

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Liverpool ‘in talks’ with Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette

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Liverpool have opened talks with Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette about a summer move to Anfield, according to reports. The 22-year-old's agent...

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Photo: Juan Mata grabs Man Utd fan’s phone to take selfie

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@juanmata8 took my phone to do this. Legend pic.twitter.com/ThNj3uxCiL JRV (@JordRV) April 26, 2014 Manchester United star Juan Mata posed...

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Everton to offer Seamus Coleman a new contract to head off Arsenal and Man Utd interest

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Everton are planning to offer right-back Seamus Coleman a bumper new deal to keep him out of the grasp of Arsenal and Manchester United, according to...

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Top five conclusions: Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City

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1. It was a dream start for Ryan Giggs Ryan Giggs deserves almost 10 out of 10 for his debut performance as a manager; he started on a high tempo to...

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Video: Ryan Giggs says he lost sleep over dropping Man Utd team-mates

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Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs has revealed he lost sleep over leaving his team-mates out of the team. The United legend picked his...

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Tactical Review: Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City

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Ryan Giggs' approach Ryan Giggs promised quick exciting football full of passion and he duly set his team up for that. Giggs opted for 4-4-2...

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World Cup Team Guides: Australia

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AUSTRALIA Group B 13 June vs Chile – 11pm* (Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba) 18 June vs Netherlands- 5pm (Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre) 23 June vs Spain –...

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Tactical Review: Stoke 0-1 Tottenham

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Mark Hughes' approach Defensively, Hughes went with a team that would stop Christian Eriksen from providing the two strikers with service and also...

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Video: Crazy scenes as Liverpool bus arrives for Chelsea game

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It's safe to say that a lot of Liverpool fans think today is the day they can put one hand on the Premier League trophy. Just look at the...

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Confirmed line-ups: Liverpool vs Chelsea

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PHOTO: Today's #LFC starting XI and subs match graphic pic.twitter.com/PWhxFBbVUa Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 27, 2014 Here's the team...

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Top five conclusions: Southampton 2-0 Everton

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1. The final Champions League spot is swinging away from Everton The weekend may have started with Arsenal as the firm favourites to finish fourth...

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Tactical Review: Southampton 2-0 Everton

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Mauricio Pochettino's approach Pochettino knew that he needed a team that had enough energy to compete with a dynamic Everton team, so he started...

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Preview: Crystal Palace vs Manchester City

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It will be a case of an irresistible force versus an immovable object at Selhurst Park when Manchester City visit Crystal Palace. Tony Pulis, one of...

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Video: Wayne Rooney scores the first Man Utd goal of Ryan Giggs’ tenure

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Manchester United have scored their first goal with Ryan Giggs at the helm. The Red Devils took the lead late in the first half of this...

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: ‘The pressure is on Chelsea and Man City’

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has denied that his top-of-the-table side are under pressure. Victory over Chelsea this weekend would give the Reds...

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Spurs boss Tim Sherwood defends Stoke’s Charlie Adam

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Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has told his players that Stoke's Charlie Adam is just doing his job. The Scottish midfielder has become a White...

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Louis Van Gaal ‘signs Man Utd contract’

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Louis van Gaal has signed a contract to become Manchester United manager after the World Cup, according to reports in his native Holland. Those...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Chelsea

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will be looking to directly remove Chelsea from the title race while pulling further away from Manchester City in this...

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Jack Colback set to quit Sunderland for Newcastle

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#154515606 / gettyimages.com Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback looks likely to join Newcastle this summer becoming the first player to move...

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Bacary Sagna’s contract talks ‘not progressing’, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal's Bacary Sagna now seems almost certain to leave the club this summer after manager Arsene Wenger admitted that contract talks had hit...

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Drug dealer threatens to end Everton youngster Ross Barkley’s career

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England international Ross Barkley has received a Twitter threat to end his career from a convicted drug dealer. The Everton star, aged 20, received...

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Barcelona want Chelsea midfielder Ramires

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FA disciplinary panel favourite Ramires has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Barcelona. The Chelsea midfielder has sprinkled his energetic...

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Arsene Wenger confirms he is staying at Arsenal

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has assured fans that he intends to continue in the role despite stalling on a new contract. The Gunners boss,...

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Photos: Man Utd training with new manager Ryan Giggs ahead of Norwich game

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#486628313 / gettyimages.com Manchester United trained under Ryan Giggs and the Class of 1992 coaching staff yesterday as they prepare to take on...

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Video: Man Utd’s Adnan Januzaj doesn’t know his fruit

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Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj is, as we all know, a fan of Nando's. But it seems he is not quite so keen on fruit. Taking part in a...

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger won’t rule out move for Newcastle’s on-loan QPR striker Loic Remy

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to deny reports that he will sign QPR striker Loic Remy this summer. The France international was in...

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Ex-Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit congratulates Louis Van Gaal on getting the Man Utd job

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Newspapers in holland confirm that Louis van Gaal is the new head coach of @ManUtd. Gratulations to va ... https://t.co/5Acy7VS3Tc Ruud...

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World Cup Team Guides: Chile

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CHILE, Group B 13 June vs Australia 11pm* (Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba) 18 June vs Spain – 8pm [moved from original 11pm kick off] (Estadio do...

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Arsenal stars reveal they miss Cesc Fabregas and Emmanuel Eboue

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Man Utd plot £55m double swoop for Southampton’s Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana

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Barcelona linked with cut-price deal for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil

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Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin ready to turn down Arsenal and Man Utd

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Arsenal’s Abou Diaby picks up groin injury

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Photo: Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil stars on a Kinder egg

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Manchester United bid for Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac

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Pie Chart: Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby’s injuries (2006-2014)

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Video: Man Utd press officer calls Ryan Giggs ‘David’

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Preview: Southampton vs Everton

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Photo and Video: Ryan Giggs and Man Utd’s class of 1992 take training

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Video: Hull boss Steve Bruce touts himself for Man Utd job

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Rafa Benitez set to return to Liverpool to sign Daniel Agger

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Man Utd expected to move for Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani

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Arsenal weigh up move for Southampton’s Calum Chambers

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez dismisses links with Man Utd’s Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley as ‘crazy’

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Roma join Barcelona in the battle for Spurs’ Jan Vertonghen

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“We will go back to playing like Manchester United,” says Ryan Giggs

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Photos: Liverpool train ahead of Chelsea clash

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Top five conclusions: Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich

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Man Utd could launch fresh attempt to sign Cesc Fabregas

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Sacked Man Utd boss David Moyes linked with Tottenham talks

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Photo: Man Utd remove ‘The Chosen One’ banner

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Photo of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho with mafia boss submitted as murder trial evidence

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Chelsea free to field weakened team at Liverpool

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Gerard Deulofeu set for second season at Everton

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Chelsea midfielder Ramires banned for Liverpool game and remainder of Premier League season

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Man Utd confirm they’ve approached a number of potential new managers

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World Cup Team Guides: Netherlands

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Liverpool to battle Milan for Barcelona’s Cristian Tello

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Newcastle and Sunderland linked with former Arsenal and Liverpool target Diego Capel

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Barcelona closing in on Chelsea’s David Luiz

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Video: Karim Benzema makes it Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich

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Man Utd ‘convinced’ they have sealed a deal to sign Southampton’s Luke Shaw

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Video: Highlights of Abou Diaby’s Arsenal comeback vs Chelsea U21

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Photo: Etienne Capoue returns to Spurs training

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Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho, Rui Faria and Ramires all face FA charges over Sunderland game

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Man Utd’s Adnan Januzaj declares for Belgium

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Andrei Kanchelskis: ‘Rio Ferdinand and Rafael are not up to Man Utd standards’

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GIF It: Man Utd target William Carvalho’s excellent two-man tackle

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Sacked Man Utd boss David Moyes issues statement, doesn’t mention the players

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Photos: Chelsea players pose after Atletico Madrid game

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Everton target Southampton’s Jack Cork

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Video: Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho says he feels sorry for sacked Man Utd boss David Moyes

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Video: Ex-Man Utd boss Frank O’Farrell ‘surprised’ by David Moyes sacking

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Video: Diego Costa waves as Chelsea fans chant they will ‘see him next year’

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Video: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he plans to play a weakened side at Liverpool

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Tactical Review: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea

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Video: Liverpool’s Luis Suarez tackled by a little girl

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Top five things that conspired against David Moyes at Man Utd

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Paul Scholes adds to Man Utd’s class of 1992 coaching staff

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Image: Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard lifting the World Cup

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World Cup Team Guides: Spain

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Images: Liverpool’s planned redevelopment of Anfield

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Top 10 conclusions: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea

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Petr Cech out of Chelsea’s trip to Liverpool, John Terry doubtful

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Photos: Abou Diaby makes his Arsenal comeback vs Chelsea U21

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Video: Pep Guardiola says David Moyes had to win things at Man Utd

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Man Utd ‘will sack David Moyes today’

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Top 10 candidates to become next Manchester United manager

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Official: Manchester United sack David Moyes

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Everton set to move for Man Utd’s Tom Cleverley

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Tactical Review: Man City 3-1 West Brom

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Top five conclusions: Manchester City 3-1 West Brom

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Preview: Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

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World Cup Team Guides: Cameroon

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Abou Diaby makes Arsenal comeback

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Video: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres chanting for Diego Simeone as a child

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(Video) Roy Keane: ‘Some Man Utd players should be ashamed of themselves over David Moyes sacking’

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Video: Chelsea keeper Petr Cech forced off with an injury

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Preview: Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea

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Video: Raheem Sterling’s wondergoal for Liverpool at Norwich

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Video: Liverpool’s Luis Suarez performs his own Easter resurrection at Norwich

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Photo: Arsenal team-mates mock Mikel Arteta over missing tooth

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Tactical Review: Hull City 0-3 Arsenal

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Tactical Review: Everton 2-0 Manchester United

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Photo: The Grim Reaper follows Man Utd boss David Moyes to Everton

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Top five conclusions: Norwich 2-3 Liverpool

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Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 19-20 April

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Top five conclusions: Hull City 0-3 Arsenal

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Top five conclusions: Everton 2-0 Manchester United

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Tactical Review: Norwich 2-3 Liverpool

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Tottenham linked with Man Utd’s Danny Welbeck

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Man Utd and Man City tracking Barcelona’s Pedro

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Arsenal linked with £13m bid for Man Utd’s Chris Smalling

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Top five conclusions: Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland

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Preview: Manchester City vs West Brom

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Tactical Review: Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland

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Video: Chelsea mascot winds up Sunderland captain John O’Shea

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Preview: Hull City vs Arsenal

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Preview: Everton vs Manchester United

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Preview: Norwich vs Liverpool

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Tactical Review: Tottenham 3-1 Fulham

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Top five conclusions: Tottenham 3-1 Fulham

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Copa Del Rey Final Tactical Review: Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona

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Top five conclusions: Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona

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1. Barcelona are not playing to their strengths Under Pep Guardiola, Barcelona were the best team in the world because they had world class players...

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Preview: Tottenham vs Fulham

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Tottenham come into this game buoyed by the recent slip-ups of the other top four contenders, while Fulham are brimming with confidence after taking...

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Preview: Chelsea vs Sunderland

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Chelsea will be raring to beat the Black Cats knowing that Manchester City's midweek slip-up means that the title is back in their hands. Sunderland...

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Man Utd boss David Moyes goes on scouting mission to Benfica vs Porto

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Manchester United manager David Moyes was in Portugal last night to scout three players ahead of the summer transfer window. The Scot flew to Lisbon...

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Why Olivier Giroud is not good enough to lead Arsenal’s line next season

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Olivier Giroud's performance against West Ham this week summarised the limitations of his abilities as a lead striker. The French forward missed a...

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Video: Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale’s stunning Copa Del Rey winner (Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona)

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Gareth Bale scored a dramatic late winner for Real Madrid in last night's Copa Del Rey final against Barcelona. The former Spurs man made a trademark...

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Arsenal fans thank old enemy Tony Pulis as Crystal Palace beat Everton

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You are not cheering for Tony Pulis... you are cheering for the Lion of Selhurst Park. The Kingmaker. pic.twitter.com/DVwNGXByGW Ted...

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Hajduk Split starlet Mario Pasalic set for Chelsea medical

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http://youtu.be/VvUzMIkyTYo Croatian wonderkid Mario Pasalic will undergo a medical at Chelsea in May ahead of a permanent move to Stamford Bridge,...

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PSG, Monaco and Bayern battle for Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny

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Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny is reported to be a transfer target for Paris Saint Germain, Monaco and Bayern Munich. The trio of clubs are all...

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Tactical Review: Manchester City 2-2 Sunderland

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At the start of the game, there were some similarities between Manuel Pellegrini and Gus Poyet's positions despite them being at opposite ends...

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Top five conclusions: Manchester City 2-2 Sunderland

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1. It's advantage Liverpool and Chelsea After the Liverpool defeat, Manuel Pellegrini insisted that the title race was still open and he...

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Sylvain Distin’s response to a fan who claimed he wasn’t ‘good enough’ for Everton

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Everton centre-back Sylvain Distin came in for some criticism after his side's defeat at home to Crystal Palace last night. When one fan...

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Time for Manchester United boss David Moyes to assess his strikers before the summer

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Wayne Rooney needed a pain-killing injection in order to play with a toe injury when Manchester United took on Bayern Munich in their recent...

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Video: Man City squad arrive ahead of Sunderland clash

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Manchester City's players have arrived at the Etihad ahead of this evening's game against Sunderland. Ominously for the Black Cats,...

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Video: Phil Jones praises Nemanja Vidic, plots his own decade in Man Utd’s defence

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Manchester United defender Phil Jones has praised the part captain Nemanja Vidic has played in his development but he has his eyes on 10...

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Marco Reus wants to join Man Utd, says former team-mate Mario Gotze

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Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus wants to join Manchester United, according to former team-mate Mario Gotze. The pair were two of the stars of the...

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Video: A guided tour to Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla’s tattoos

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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been giving fans a tour of his tattoos. The Spain international has two tattoos in tribute to his children. He...

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Video: Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge out of Norwich game, doubtful for Chelsea, claims uncle

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will definitely miss this weekend's game against Norwich and is doubtful for the following week's...

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World Cup Team Guides: Croatia

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CROATIA, Group A 12 June vs Brazil 9pm* (Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo) 18 June vs Cameroon 11pm [moved from original 8pm kick off]...

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Video: Arsenal fans sing ‘Are You Tottenham In Disguise?’ to West Ham

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Arsenal haven't had many things going for them in the past few weeks, but local bragging rights are something to which they can lay claim. The...

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Video: Borussia Dortmund fans sing Liverpool anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone as Hillsborough tribute

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Around the world of football, clubs have been finding their own ways to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. At Borussia Dortmund,...

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Bad news Chelsea: Southampton’s Luke Shaw favourites a tweet linking him with Man Utd

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Southampton's Luke Shaw looks set to be at one of this summer's biggest transfer stories. The young left-back is wanted by a host of...

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Video: Chelsea keeper Petr Cech shows off his drumming skills

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It's a fairly well-known fact that Chelsea keeper Petr Cech includes playing the drums among his hobbies. Having previously played with Queen...

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Preview: Everton vs Crystal Palace

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Two teams who are in-form and both on course to hit their pre-season targets clash at Goodison Park this evening. While three solid wins in a row for...

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Tactical Review: Arsenal 3-1 West Ham

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger pinned his hopes on the superior quality of his team, while West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was hoping to capitalise on...

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Preview: Manchester City vs Sunderland

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It is all about bouncing back for Manchester City after they lost a crucial six-pointer at Anfield. They have to take advantage of this game in hand...

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Top five conclusions: Arsenal 3-1 West Ham

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1. If you don't go down, you don't get the decision In the first-half, Matt Jarvis was kicked on his knee by Bacary Sagna in the penalty box. Instead...

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Toni Kroos has not received Man Utd contract offer, says agent

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Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos' agent has rejected reports that he has been offered £260,000-a-week to join Manchester United. Reports in The...

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Photos: Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud’s tribute to Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster with a post-goal tribute. The Frenchman took off the black...

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Man Utd target Ilkay Gundogan signs new Borussia Dortmund contract

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Manchester United's hopes of signing Germany international Ilkay Gundogan appear to have disappeared after he signed a new deal with Borussia...

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Video: Stevan Jovetic’s skillful rabona nutmeg goal in Man City

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Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has been demonstrating that he's ready to chip-in with goals during the title run-in. He scored with...

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez: ‘We’ve turned down Man Utd bid so we why would we sell Ross Barkley to Liverpool?’

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has laughed off speculation linking young midfielder Ross Barkley with a £38m move to Merseyside rivals Liverpool....

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Andrea Pirlo: ‘Silvio Berlusconi blocked my move to Chelsea’

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Juventus star Andre Pirlo has revealed that only a last-minute intervention by Silvio Berlusconi stopped him leaving AC Milan for Chelsea in 2009....

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£35m William Carvalho deal is ‘in place’ for Man Utd

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Manchester United now have a £35m deal in place to sign William Carvalho, according to reports in Portugal. The stories, also carried by the...

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Photos: Liverpool stars past and present, and Everton boss Roberto Martinez at Hillsborough memorial service

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Liverpool players and manager past and present were in attendance for the Hillsborough 25th anniversary memorial service at Anfield today. Current...

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Man CIty boss Manuel Pellegrini: ‘Chelsea and Liverpool must feel us just behind them’

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to pile the pressure on Liverpool and Chelsea by letting them know that they can't afford a...

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World Cup Team Guides: Mexico

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MEXICO, Group A 13 June vs CAMEROON – 5pm* (Arenas das Dunas, Natal) 17 June vs BRAZIL- 8pm (Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza) 23 June vs CROATIA – 9pm...

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Are Chelsea perfectly positioned to pip Liverpool and Man City to the title?

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Very few would question Jose Mourinho's instinctive brilliance to manage situations. At the start of the season he described a couple of teams, like...

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Aston Villa suspend Paul Lambert’s assistants

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Aston Villa have suspended Paul Lambert's assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary Karsa pending an internal...

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Man City’s Yaya Toure could be back for Everton clash

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure could be back in time for the game against Everton at the start of May. The groin injury that forced the...

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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone talks up Fernando Torres-Diego Costa swap with Chelsea

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has hinted he is open to the idea of a swap deal with Chelsea involving Fernando Torres and Diego Costa. Costa...

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Arsenal linked with Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly got his eye on Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro. The Gunners have made enquiries about the Brazilian...

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Chelsea linked with £13m move for Hamburg’s ‘new Ozil’ Hakan Calhanoglu

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Chelsea are hoping to beat Atletico Madrid to the signing of Hamburg playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu, who has been dubbed the new Mesut Ozil. The...

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Copa Del Rey Final Preview: Barcelona vs Real Madrid

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The two biggest Spanish giants clash again just three weeks after they produced one of the most thrilling El Clasicos ever. Revenge is usually as...

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Liverpool linked with £38m bid for Everton’s Ross Barkley

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Liverpool will try to coax Everton wonderkid Ross Barkley across Stanley Park with a £38m bid, according to the Daily Star. The tabloid claims that...

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West Ham’s Mohamed Diame: ‘Liverpool want me’

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West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame appears to have started stirring things up ahead of the summer transfer window by claiming that Liverpool want him....

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: ‘We don’t want to imagine the consequences of not finishing 4th’

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Arsenal manager Arsenal Wenger says he and his team do not want to imagine the consequences of missing out on Champions League qualification. Finish...

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Chelsea join Arsenal in the hunt for Everton’s John Stones

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Chelsea are the latest club to show interest in teenage Everton centre-back John Stones. The 19-year-old has been in impressive form deputising for...

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Everton and Liverpool scout Feyenoord pair Bruno Martins Indi and Stefan de Vrij

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Liverpool and Everton were both at Feyenoord's game at PSV Eindhoven last weekend and the Merseyside rivals were reportedly scouting...

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Jurgen Klopp linked with Spurs and Man Utd jobs

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Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is being linked with at least two of Louis Van Gaal's prospective employers today. Van Gaal is the hot...

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GIF It: Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel gives himself a motivational beating during Man City game

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel wanted to make sure he was ready to pick up where he left off at the start of the second-half during his...

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Video: Philippe Coutinho’s son singing Liverpool songs

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Liverpool's support is likely to be even more vocal than usually as they aim to cheer their team on to the Premier League title and...

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World Cup Team Guides: Brazil

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BRAZIL, Group A 12 June vs CROATIA (9pm*, Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo) 17 June vs MEXICO (8pm, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza) 23 June vs CAMEROON...

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Preview: Arsenal vs West Ham

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Straight from a laboured win in the FA Cup, the Gunners have to recover as quickly as they possibly can and cover lost ground in the race for the...

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Top five conclusions: Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City

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1. Toure's injury is the biggest loss for Manchester City Manchester City may have lost an important game but they know that nothing is definitive;...

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Video: Arsenal target Daryl Janmaat scores a screamer for Feyenoord vs PSV

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Reports over the weekend suggested that Feyenoord's Daryl Janmaat will make a £3.5m switch to Arsenal this summer and Gooners...

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Top five conclusions: Swansea 0-1 Chelsea

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1. There is light at the end of Swansea's tunnel Swansea may still be in the relegation battle but their performance against Chelsea was encouraging;...

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Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 12-13 April

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1. If Liverpool go on to win the title, the post-Manchester City huddle will be the Braveheart moment in the Steven Gerrard biopic. 2. Slovakia...

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Tactical Review: Swansea 0-1 Chelsea

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A game that was billed as a an encounter in which Swansea would work the ball with patient build-up play and Chelsea would hit back on the counter...

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Why the FA Cup semi-finals shouldn’t be held at Wembley

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So, after two eventful FA Cup semi-finals, why should we be thinking of the negative? Well, considering there were more than 18,000 empty seats...

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Five things that must happen for Liverpool to win the league

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Top of the table with four to play: can Liverpool do it? Here's what they need to happen. 1. Joe Allen to step up to the plate The former...

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Tactical Review: Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City

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Both Liverpool and Manchester City are brilliant offensively but they are mediocre defensively, so both managers needed to mitigate the dangers of...

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Photos: Liverpool players celebrate Man City win in their dressing room

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Gran partido de todo el equipo!!!! Luchamos mucho para conseguir la victoria. A pensar en el próximo partido!!!! YNWA pic.twitter.com/GuC62MXigJ...

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Man City’s Yaya Toure out for season after limping off during Liverpool defeat

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is set to miss the remainder of the season after picking up an injury during today's 3-2 defeat at...

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Video: Steven Gerrard’s epic, teary-eyed post-match debriefing (Liverpool 3-2 Man City)

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Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard demonstrating exactly what his side's title challenge means to him with this impassioned rallying cry to his...

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Video: Philippe Coutinho makes it Liverpool 3-2 Man City

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Philippe Coutinho has taken advantage of a scuffed Vincent Kompany clearance to give Liverpool a 3-2 lead over Manchester City.

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Photo: ‘Dare To Dream, Will To Win’ plane banner flies over Liverpool vs Man City

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As we reported would happen earlier a plane trailing the message 'Dare To Dream, Will To Win' has flown over Anfield during...

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Video: David Silva pulls a goal back (Liverpool 2-1 Man City)

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It's game on at Anfield, where Manchester City have pulled a goal back against Liverpool. David Silva was the man who found the net to set up a...

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Video: Own goal makes it (Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City)

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Manchester City have come from 2-0 down to equalise at Liverpool. David Silva's cut-back deflected off Glen Johnson, then keeper Simon Mignolet...

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Video: Martin Skrtel header makes it Liverpool 2-0 Man City

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Liverpool are in a dream world at the minute. They are 2-0 up at home to title rivals Manchester City after Martin Skrtel's glancing near-post...

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Man Utd winger Antonio Valencia: ‘David Moyes hasn’t given me a chance’

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Antonio Valencia has criticised the selection policy of Manchester United boss David Moyes. The Ecuadorian winger says he hasn't been given a...

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Video: Raheem Sterling gives Liverpool an early lead against Man City

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Cool as a cucumber. Liverpool have taken a sixth minute lead at home to Manchester City. After good work from Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling showed...

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Top five conclusions: Sunderland 0-1 Everton

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1. Sunderland truly need a miracle Gus Poyet got his tactics right, most of his players worked hard enough to get something from the game but they...

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Video: Chelsea youngster Thorgan Hazard scores injury time winner for Zulte Waregem vs Club Brugge

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Eden Hazard's younger brother Thorgan grabbed a last-gasp winner for Zulte Waregem against Club Brugge yesterday. The Chelsea youngster is on...

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Video: Arsenal’s Lukasz Fabianski says he got lucky with Wigan penalty saves

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Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski says he had prepared for penalties against Wigan ahead of yesterday's FA Cup semi-final but he...

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Liverpool set for Man Utd-style plane banner during Man City game

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A plane carrying a banner will reportedly fly over Anfield during this afternoon's game between Liverpool and Manchester City. Hot on the tail...

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Olivier Giroud ‘to be sold’ by Arsenal this summer

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Arsenal will seek to offload striker Olivier Giroud this summer, according to the Sun on Sunday. Although Arsene Wenger is yet to commit his own...

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Spurs playmaker Christian Eriksen has ‘a secret plan’ on his future

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Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen has hinted that he is prepared to quit the club if they don't progress to match his ambitions. The former...

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Team News: Liverpool unchanged, Vincent Kompany starts and Sergio Aguero is on the bench for Man City

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Liverpool have named an unchanged starting line-up for today's crunch match against Manchester City. They field the same team that started at...

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Tactical Review: Sunderland 0-1 Everton

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This was a game that relied heavily on what was happening in the wide areas. Sunderland have been poor in those areas in recent weeks, while Everton...

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Video: Bacary Sagna blanks Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus

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Sunderland’s Jozy Altidore responds to journalist’s critique during Everton game

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When Sunderland Echo journalist Graeme Anderson decided to slate Jozy Altidore during today's game against Everton, he very kindly tagged the...

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Arsenal set for cut-price signing of Feyenoord’s Daryl Janmaat

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Arsenal have been given the green light to sign Feyenoord right-back Daryl Janmaat on the cheap this summer, according to reports. The Holland...

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Photo: The FA’s Liverpool scarf Hillsborough tribute at Arsenal vs Wigan

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The FA have draped 96 Liverpool scarves over seats at Wembley in tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough Disaster. The seats will remain empty for...

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Why Chelsea got the hardest Champions League draw

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Since the quarter-finals were concluded, most Chelsea fans were probably wishing that they would get Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals because of...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester City

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The two greatest entertainers in the Premier League clash at Anfield in a title race six-pointer. The poignancy of the 25th anniversary of the...

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Louis Van Gaal wants Chelsea and Man Utd target Joel Veltman for Tottenham

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Prospective Tottenham manager Louis van Gaal has reportedly set his sights on taking Ajax centre-back Joel Veltman to White Hart Lane if he...

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Video: Chelsea’s Willian and Demba Ba not the greatest piggy-in-the-middle players

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Chelsea midfielder Willian has caught the eye with his impressive energy and bursts of pace during his debut Premier League season. But both were...

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Odds-on next Tottenham manager Louis Van Gaal ‘opens talks with Man Utd’

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Louis Van Gaal, the odds-on favourite to become Spurs' next manager, has opened talks with Manchester United about replacing David Moyes,...

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Man Utd linked with fresh interest in Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus

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Manchester United are reignited their interest in Marco Reus, according to reports. The Borussia Dortmund star, in sensational form during the...

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Preview: Swansea vs Chelsea

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Chelsea follow up victory over Paris Saint Germain in a magical Champions League night with a visit to Swansea on Sunday. Jose Mourinho will be...

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Yaya Sanogo, Aaron Ramsey and the Ox start for Arsenal vs Wigan

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#Arsenal team: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Monreal, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Cazorla, Podolski, Sanogo Arsenal FC...

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Video: Arsenal come out to warm-up at Wembley

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Video: Brendan Rodgers vows to ‘unleash’ Liverpool fans on Man City

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Liverpool will "unleash" their supporters on Manchester City this weekend, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. The Reds boss think the Anfield atmosphere will give his side a boost for the top of the table clash. He said: "The beauty for us is that this game is at Anfield. "It's a special place to play football.

Video: Garry Monk calls Swansea players ‘whiny babies’ ahead of Chelsea game

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Swansea's players are "whiny babies", says their manager Garry Monk. Speaking ahead of their game against Chelsea, Monk had been asked what he had learned since being promoted from squad member to gaffer. He said: "Just that they're all whiny babies, if you're giving the wrong decision in training they all whine and whinge.

Photo: Is fit again Man City star Sergio Aguero mocking Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge?

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Sergio Aguero has returned to fitness in time for Manchester City's top of the table clash at Liverpool and it looks like a healthy dose of Daniel Sturridge goal celebrations have been key to his rehabilitation. The Argentina striker showed of his moves for City's in-house cameras in what looks like his interpretation of [.

Atletico Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois CAN play against Chelsea, says Uefa

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Atletico Madrid's on-loan Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois will be allowed to face his parent club in the Champions League semi-final at no additional cost, according to Uefa. European football's governing body says their rules render any contract between the two teams null and void despite Atletico's president revealing that his side would have to [.

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino refuses to rule out Tottenham switch

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Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino declined to rule himself out of becoming Tottenham's new manager. The Argentine boss said all options were still open and that he would discuss his future with the Saints hierarchy this summer. He revealed that he intended to be a Premier League manager next season and for many years to come, [.

Video: Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini expects ‘very difficult’ game at Liverpool

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes his side will face a "very difficult" game when they play Liverpool on Sunday. Pellegrini said the outcome of the encounter would not decide the Premier League title. But he is under no illusions as to the importance of the match. He told his press conference ahead of the [.

Arsenal target Loic Remy will leave QPR this summer, unlikely to stay at Newcastle

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Newcastle's prospects of landing loan striker Loic Remy on a permanent basis have been dealt a blow after Harry Redknapp revealed the France international wants to play Champions League football next season. The QPR boss is not expecting to have the 27-year-old back among his squad next season. He says he has been informed of [.

FA Cup Semi-Final Preview: Arsenal vs Wigan

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Uwe Rosler and his giant killing Wigan Athletic side face a daunting task against an Arsenal side whose hopes for ending their nine-year trophy drought are very much dependent on the FA Cup. Unlike Manchester City, who started with a couple of fringe players when they played Wigan in the quarter-finals, the Gunners will bring [.

Man Utd target Paul Pogba will stay at Juventus

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Juventus claim Paul Pogba will be staying with them this summer despite interest from Manchester United and a reported €70m offer on the table from Paris Saint Germain. That's according to the Serie A side's chief executive Beppe Marotta, who claims that Juve will prioritise success on the field over turning a sizeable profit by [.

Video: Cardiff players believe the miracle starts at Southampton, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his players believe in miracles and they think their miraculous relegation escape will start at Southampton this weekend. The Norwegian boss says his squad are convinced they can avoid the drop and will travel to St Mary's believing they can get something from the game.

Video: Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp scores a top corner screamer in training

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He's still got it. Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp might have hung up his boots but, as a member of Ajax's coaching staff, he still regularly treats onlookers to moments of magic. Today's training session was no exception. The Dutch veteran blasted the ball into the top corner from 25 yards.

Video: Man City in right frame of mind for Liverpool game, says Joe Hart

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Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart says he and his team-mates are treating their top of the table clash with Liverpool as just the next game on the fixture list. Sunday's game at Anfield could be decisive in this season's title race, but Hart says City are just preparing to turn up in the right frame [.

Photos: Arsenal train ahead of FA Cup semi-final clash with Wigan

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Arsenal have been training at London Colney ahead of their FA Cup semi-final meeting with Wigan and some of their injury doubts were taking part in the session. Yesterday, manager Arsene Wenger said: "We have a lot of uncertainties. Gibbs, Rosicky and Oxlade-Chamberlain are all doubts." But all three were on the training pitch [.

Man City’s Sergio Aguero is fit to face Liverpool on Sunday

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Sergio Aguero has been declared fit to face Liverpool in Sunday's top of the table Premier League clash. The Manchester City star has been out of action with a hamstring problem that has restricted him to just 73 minutes of football in the league so far this year. But manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed he [.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers issues hands-off warning to Man Utd over psychiatrist Steve Peters

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is preparing for another summer of keeping a key member of his team out of the grasp of Premier League rivals. But this time it's psychiatrist Steve Peters rather than star striker Luis Suarez. Peters has become an influential member of the Reds' backroom team, including having a place on the [.

Newcastle linked with Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell and Tenerife forward Ayoze Perez

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants to bring Arsenal's Joel Campbell and Tenerife's Ayoze Perez to the club as he aims to bolster his striking options. Costa Rica international Campbell is currently on loan at Greek side Olympiacos and rose to prominence in the UK with his goal against Manchester United in the Champions League.

West Ham and Hull linked with Sunderland’s Emanuele Giaccherini

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Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini is a summer transfer target for West Ham, Hull City and Genoa, according to reports. The Italy international was a surprise signing from Serie A champions Juventus last summmer, but has failed to hold down a regular starting spot for the Black Cats, particularly since Gus Poyet was appointed manager.

Man Utd striker Wayne Rooney could miss the rest of the season

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Wayne Rooney could be ruled out for the rest of the season with his toe injury, according to reports. The Manchester United talisman might have already played his last game for the club this campaign, claims the Daily Star. Rooney, aged 28, took a painkilling injection to allow him to take to the field against [.

Arsenal set to miss out on Matthias Ginter and Josip Drmic

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Two of Arsenal's summer transfer targets are reportedly on the verge of signing for Borussia Dortmund instead. Matthias Ginter and Josip Drmic both of whom have been reported as having completed moves to the Gunners in recent weeks are set to reject moves to the Emirates to stay in the Bundesliga, claims German [.

Liverpool scouts only get to see 20mins of Benfica’s Lazar Markovic vs AZ Alkmaar

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Liverpool's scouting mission to Benfica last night was a bit of a disappointment. Target Lazar Markovic only came on as a substitute in the 70th minute, with the Portuguese side already 2-0 up on aggregate. They added a third just a couple of minutes later, so the Reds didn't get to see the youngster in [.

Cardiff City ask Premier League to investigate team ‘leak’ ahead of Crystal Palace game

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Cardiff have asked the Premier League to investigate allegations that their team was leaked to opponents Crystal Palace ahead of last weekend's game. The Bluebirds claim that Palace knew their line-up 24 hours before the game and have reportedly accused their opponents of using "unethical" means of securing the information.

Manchester United players to sleep at training ground

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Manchester United are installing beds at their Carrington training grounds so their players can kip. The club are concerned that crying babies might stop some members of David Moyes' side getting a decent night's sleep before big matches so they're offering them the chance to sleep at the training ground instead, according to reports [.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke would like to pay for Thibaut Courtois to face Chelsea

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Atletico Madrid star Koke says he would love to have enough money to pay for on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to face Chelsea. As we reported yesterday, Courtois is unlikely to face the Blues if the two sides are drawn together in the Champions League semi-finals because of a £2.5m per game fee that would be [.

Preview: Sunderland vs Everton

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has always been open about his ambition to upset the odds and take the club into top four. Last week's win against Arsenal put the Toffees' Champions League qualification destiny back in their hands. They visit a Sunderland side that also need to win this game if they are to stay [.

Chelsea face Atletico Madrid in Champions League semi-final

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The almost inevitable Thibaut Courtois Derby has become a reality after Chelsea were drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals. Favourites and holders Bayern Munich face Real Madrid in the other semi-final, which scuppers many neutrals' dream final but sets up the possibility of a re-run of the Chelsea vs Bayern final.

Top five Champions League semi-final draw conclusions: Real Madrid vs Bayern & Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea

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Our instant reaction to Friday's draw, which sees Real face Bayern and Atletico paired with Chelsea.

Photos: Brendan Rodgers, Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez with their manager and player of the month awards

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Unsurprisingly, there was a clean sweep at Anfield for March's Premier League awards. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was named manager of the month, while captain Steven Gerrard and striker Luis Suarez shared the player of the month title. Rodgers' 100 per cent record over the course of the month has led his side to the [.

Preview: West Brom vs Tottenham

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While West Brom are looking over their shoulders with dread and Spurs are looking ahead of them with optimism; both of these teams are united in their need to take three points from this game. Baggies boss Pepe Mel knows that a five-point advantage is next to nothing because Norwich, immediately below them, could improve [.

Chelsea fans plan whip round to pay Jose Mourinho’s £8,000 fine

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Chelsea supporters are planning a collection to help Jose Mourinho pay his £8,000 fine. The Blues boss has been fined by the FA following his sending off during the defeat at Aston Villa last month. But supporters who felt aggrieved by referee Chris Foy's performance that day are planning a gesture of solidarity with their [.

Video: Nabil Bentaleb scores keepy-up volley in Spurs training

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We're not sure just how realistic this is in terms of a match situation, but it's a nice goal nonetheless. Spurs midfielder Nabil Bentaleb brought the ball controlled the ball in the air during today's training session. He added a couple of keepy-ups for good measure before volleying the ball left-footed into the net.

Arsenal considering summer move for Everton’s John Stones

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Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Everton defender John Stones. The 19-year-old has been catapulted into first-team action during Phil Jagielka's injury layoff and is currently partnering Sylvain Distin at the heart of the Toffees defence. Stones was playing during last weekend's win over Arsenal, and the Gunners are reportedly interested in signing the youngster.

Video: Liverpool’s Kolo Toure sings the Kolo Toure song

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Defender, used car salesman, singer is there nothing Kolo Toure's can't do? At the launch for Liverpool's new home kit, the Ivory Coast defender treated onlookers to a chorus of his own chant. All together now: Kolo, Kolo-Kolo, Kolo-Kolo, Kolo, Kolo Toure.

Luis Suarez advised to quit Liverpool for Man Utd

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Luis Suarez should sign for Manchester United this summer, according to their former striker Diego Forlan. Forlan, of 'he came from Uruguay, he made the scousers cry' fame (see video above), has endeared himself to Liverpool fans even less by advising their star player to quit. Suarez is close to his international team-mate, and Forlan [.

Shinji Kagawa starts for Man Utd vs Bayern Munich, plus full team news

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#mufc XI: De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Fletcher, Carrick; Valencia, Rooney, Kagawa; Welbeck Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 9, 2014 David Moyes has handed Shinji Kagawa a start in tonight's Champions League quarter final second leg at Bayern Munich. The Japan international was in impressive form during the weekend win over Newcastle and has [.

Belgium boss says Eden Hazard should quit Chelsea for PSG

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Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has suggested that Eden Hazard should leave Chelsea for Paris Saint Germain this summer in order to become a better player. Wilmots should Hazard should give "serious consideration" to joining the French champions. He believes the Blues star would benefit from working with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and would take his game to [.

Video: Liverpool old boys Carragher and Souness baffled that Man Utd have benched Rio Ferdinand

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Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness have both express their surprise that Rio Ferdinand isn't playing for Manchester United this evening. The veteran defender has been benched by David Moyes for the quarter-final second leg at Bayern Munich. Neither of the former Liverpool players could understand why Chris Smalling has been preferred to [.

Photo: Phil Jones’ face, Bayern vs Man Utd special

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Football's greatest gurner has been at it again and this time Phil Jones has thrown in a sexy post for you. The Manchester United defender found himself in this awkward position during tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Bayern Munich.

Video: Thunderous Patrice Evra goal gives Man Utd the lead at Bayern!

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Manchester United took the lead in tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Bayern Munich thanks to this glorious Patrice Evra strike. Not a bad way to score your first Champions League goal in seven years.

Video: Mario Mandzukic makes it Bayern 1-1 Man Utd

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Manchester United held the lead for just 20secs at Bayern Munich. They had barely finished celebrating Patrice Evra's goal when Mario Mandzukic did this.

Video: Thomas Muller turns the ball in (Bayern 2-1 Man Utd)

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Thomas Muller nipped in ahead of Nemanja Vidic to put Bayern Munich ahead for the first time in tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg.

Video: Arjen Robben goal makes it Bayern 3-1 Man Utd

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The tie appears to have gone beyond Manchester United after Arjen Robben's deflected effort gave Bayern Munich a 3-1 lead. A touch of Nemanja Vidic's boot took the ball away from United keeper David De Gea and into the corner of the net.

Top five conclusions: Bayern Munich 3-1 Manchester United

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1. Not even Phil Jones' distraction tactics could help United Manchester United's defensive gurning specialist produced this beauty, but even it couldn't deter the reigning European champions. 2. Scoring a goal was the worst thing United could have done. Patrice Evra's wonderstrike took the decision away from Bayern Munich; they had to attack and it [.

David Moyes: ‘Man Utd’s transfer targets are keen to join us even without Champions League’

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Manchester United manager David Moyes says the club has had a quiet word with players they plan to sign this summer and none of them are deterred by the lack of Champions League football. Speaking after tonight's Champions League elimination at Bayern Munich, Moyes claimed that not being in next year's competition would not [.

Ex-Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra denies he’s a Syrian jihadist

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In Syria??? Lol nice joke guys have a good evening on twitter G5!!!! Lass Diarra (@Lass_Officiel) April 7, 2014 Former Arsenal, Chelsea and Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra has been forced to deny internet rumours that he is currently fighting in Syria as a jihadist. Rumours spread around social media sites that the Lokomotiv Moscow [.

Playing Thibaut Courtois against Chelsea would cost Atletico Madrid £5m

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Spanish side Atletico Madrid are reportedly hoping to avoid Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals because it would cost £5m to field their first-choice keeper. Thibaut Courtois is on loan at Atletico from Chelsea, and a clause in his deal says that Diego Simeone's side must pay £2.5m per game if they want to play [.

Man Utd vice-chairman Ed Woodward ‘stays in Munich’ for Toni Kroos talks

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Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reportedly extended his stay in Munich beyond last night's Champions League quarter final defeat as he tries to thrash out a deal for Toni Kroos. The United supremo has stayed overnight as he seeks answers from the midfielder about whether he is interested in a move to Old [.

Tactical Review: Bayern Munich 3-1 Manchester United

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Bayern Munich needed an early goal to force Manchester United out of their comfort zone in last night's game. United just needed to focus on defending well then feed on the Bavarian giants' mistakes. Pep Guardiola started with only Dante and Jerome Boateng as true defenders; David Alaba had the licence to frequently overlap and [.

Tactcal Review: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona

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Two sets of players who know each other very well, two South American managers who have failed to outsmart each other on several occasions this season and two teams who bullishly believe in their contrasting styles. One had to fall. Diego Simeone may not have had the luxury of picking Diego Costa or Arda Turan [.

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o ‘in talks with Besiktas’

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Samuel Eto'o could be set to join Besiktas next season. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he is not impressed with his current selection of strikers. Although Eto'o has been his preferred option this season, the 33-year-old is out of contract in the summer and likely to leave Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil set to return for Hull match

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Arsenal could have record signing Mesut Ozil available for their trip to Hull a week on Saturday but he is one of 11 players unavailable for the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan. The Germany international is still sidelined ahead of this weekend's trip to Wembley. Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Tomas Rosicky, Laurent Koscielny, [.

Top five conclusions: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona

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1. Lionel Messi is still lacking sharpness Atletico Madrid defended tightly and never allowed Messi space to play his usual game. The Barcelona superstar fired his shots wide when he got his few chances. One of Messi's biggest threats is his accuracy when quickly taking half-chances. Last night, he was taking too many touches and [.

Video: Man Utd fans party with fake Nemanja Vidic

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Manchester United's trip to Munich wasn't a total waste they've found a replacement for captain Nemanja Vidic. With the big Serb leaving for Inter Milan this summer, United fans have got the ideal stand-in: a lookalike they found outside a bar in Munich. The fella in question was heralded as the genuine Vidic and [.

Photos: Spurs training today ahead of West Brom game

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Tottenham's players have been training in the sunshine today as they prepare for Saturday's game against West Brom. Tim Sherwood's side will be hoping to build on the comprehensive win against Sunderland on Monday evening. In-form Christian Eriksen is likely to have a key role at the Hawthorns. Training snapshot: @ChrisEriksen8 and @friedel_b all smiles [.

Best young managers

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In no particular order, here are a collection of the finest young managers currently making a name for themselves. Roberto Martinez (aged 41) A former midfielder at Real Zaragoza, Wigan and Swansea to name just a few clubs, Martinez started his managerial career with the Swans in 2007. He introduced a new playing philosophy of [.

Champions League team of the week

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The team of the week is playing 4-2-3-1. Goalkeeper: Roman Weidenfeiller (Borussia Dortmund) The Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper virtually turned the game against Real Madrid when he saved Angel Di Maria's 16th minute penalty. Before his save, Dortmund lacked belief and moved the ball slowly. He lifted the home crowd, the outfield players injected pace into [.

Photos: Liverpool train ahead of Man City crunch match

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Table-topping Liverpool have been training at Melwood in preparation for Sunday's clash with Manchester City. Skipper Steven Gerrard will once again be key to the Reds' plans, while smiling Luis Suarez is gunning for his 30th goal of the season.

Photos: Liverpool train ahead of Man City crunch match

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Table-topping Liverpool have been training at Melwood in preparation for Sunday's clash with Manchester City. Skipper Steven Gerrard will once again be key to the Reds' plans, while smiling Luis Suarez is gunning for his 30th goal of the season.

Champions League team of the week

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The team of the week is playing 4-2-3-1. Goalkeeper: Roman Weidenfeiller (Borussia Dortmund) The Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper virtually turned the game against Real Madrid when he saved Angel Di Maria's 16th minute penalty. Before his save, Dortmund lacked belief and moved the ball slowly. He lifted the home crowd, the outfield players injected pace into [.

Best young managers

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In no particular order, here are a collection of the finest young managers currently making a name for themselves. Roberto Martinez (aged 41) A former midfielder at Real Zaragoza, Wigan and Swansea to name just a few clubs, Martinez started his managerial career with the Swans in 2007. He introduced a new playing philosophy of [.

Photos: Spurs training today ahead of West Brom game

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Tottenham's players have been training in the sunshine today as they prepare for Saturday's game against West Brom. Tim Sherwood's side will be hoping to build on the comprehensive win against Sunderland on Monday evening. Training snapshot: @ChrisEriksen8 and @friedel_b all smiles in training today.

Ex-Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra denies he’s a Syrian jihadist

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In Syria??? Lol nice joke guys have a good evening on twitter G5!!!! Lass Diarra (@Lass_Officiel) April 7, 2014 Former Arsenal, Chelsea and Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra has been forced to deny internet rumours that he is currently fighting in Syria as a jihadist. Rumours spread around social media sites that the Lokomotiv Moscow [.

Playing Thibaut Courtois against Chelsea would cost Atletico Madrid £5m

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Spanish side Atletico Madrid are reportedly hoping to avoid Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals because it would cost £5m to field their first-choice keeper. Thibaut Courtois is on loan at Atletico from Chelsea, and a clause in his deal says that Diego Simeone's side must pay £2.5m per game if they want to play [.

Man Utd vice-chairman Ed Woodward ‘stays in Munich’ for Toni Kroos talks

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Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reportedly extended his stay in Munich beyond last night's Champions League quarter final defeat as he tries to thrash out a deal for Toni Kroos. The United supremo has stayed overnight as he seeks answers from the midfielder about whether he is interested in a move to Old [.

Tactical Review: Bayern Munich 3-1 Manchester United

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Bayern Munich needed an early goal to force Manchester United out of their comfort zone in last night's game. United just needed to focus on defending well then feed on the Bavarian giants' mistakes. Pep Guardiola started with only Dante and Jerome Boateng as true defenders; David Alaba had the licence to frequently overlap and [.

Tactcal Review: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona

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Two sets of players who know each other very well, two South American managers who have failed to outsmart each other on several occasions this season and two teams who bullishly believe in their contrasting styles. One had to fall. Diego Simeone may not have had the luxury of picking Diego Costa or Arda Turan [.

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o ‘in talks with Besiktas’

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Samuel Eto'o could be set to join Besiktas next season. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he is not impressed with his current selection of strikers. Although Eto'o has been his preferred option this season, the 33-year-old is out of contract in the summer and likely to leave Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil set to return for Hull match

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Arsenal could have record signing Mesut Ozil available for their trip to Hull a week on Saturday but he is one of 11 players unavailable for the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan. The Germany international is still sidelined ahead of this weekend's trip to Wembley. Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Tomas Rosicky, Laurent Koscielny, [.

Top five conclusions: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona

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1. Lionel Messi is still lacking sharpness Atletico Madrid defended tightly and never allowed Messi space to play his usual game. The Barcelona superstar fired his shots wide when he got his few chances. One of Messi's biggest threats is his accuracy when quickly taking half-chances. Last night, he was taking too many touches and [.

Video: Man Utd fans party with fake Nemanja Vidic

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David Moyes: ‘Man Utd’s transfer targets are keen to join us even without Champions League’

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Manchester United manager David Moyes says the club has had a quiet word with players they plan to sign this summer and none of them are deterred by the lack of Champions League football. Speaking after tonight's Champions League elimination at Bayern Munich, Moyes claimed that not being in next year's competition would not [.

Top five conclusions: Bayern Munich 3-1 Manchester United

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1. Not even Phil Jones' distraction tactics could help United Manchester United's defensive gurning specialist produced this beauty, but even it couldn't deter the reigning European champions. 2. Scoring a goal was the worst thing United could have done. Patrice Evra's wonderstrike took the decision away from Bayern Munich; they had to attack and it [.

Video: Mario Mandzukic makes it Bayern 1-1 Man Utd

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Manchester United held the lead for just 20secs at Bayern Munich. They had barely finished celebrating Patrice Evra's goal when Mario Mandzukic did this.

Video: Thomas Muller turns the ball in (Bayern 2-1 Man Utd)

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Thomas Muller nipped in ahead of Nemanja Vidic to put Bayern Munich ahead for the first time in tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg.

Video: Arjen Robben goal makes it Bayern 3-1 Man Utd

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Video: Thunderous Patrice Evra goal gives Man Utd the lead at Bayern!

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Photo: Phil Jones’ face, Bayern vs Man Utd special

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Belgium boss says Eden Hazard should quit Chelsea for PSG

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Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has suggested that Eden Hazard should leave Chelsea for Paris Saint Germain this summer in order to become a better player. Wilmots should Hazard should give "serious consideration" to joining the French champions. He believes the Blues star would benefit from working with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and would take his game to [.

Video: Liverpool old boys Carragher and Souness baffled that Man Utd have benched Rio Ferdinand

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Shinji Kagawa starts for Man Utd vs Bayern Munich, plus full team news

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De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Fletcher, Carrick; Valencia, Rooney, Kagawa; Welbeck

Luis Suarez advised to quit Liverpool for Man Utd

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Luis Suarez should sign for Manchester United this summer, according to their former striker Diego Forlan. Forlan, of 'he came from Uruguay, he made the scousers cry' fame (see video above), has endeared himself to Liverpool fans even less by advising their star player to quit. Suarez is close to his international team-mate, and Forlan [.

Top five conclusions: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Real Madrid

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1. Xabi Alonso is a risk-taking genius In this away game, Alonso spent most of his time working defensively and he was impressive. As a single pivot, he tried his best to protect his back four but he couldn't always use legal ways to stop Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus's runs. No single holding midfielder [.

Photo: Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez wearing what looks like new Liverpool home kit for 2014/15

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Liverpool are due to unveil their new home kit tomorrow but this photo has started doing the rounds this afternoon, prompting rumours that the top being worn by captain Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez is the new kit in question.

Tactical Review: Chelsea 2-0 Paris Saint Germain

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This was a night perfectly made for the Special One. He needed to produce some Mourinho magic for an encounter as difficult as this game was always going to be. The man may not actually do miracles but his meticulous planning pushes him as closer to that as possible. After the game, he told ITV: [...

Toni Kroos’ agent doesn’t believe he will join Man Utd this summer

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Manchester United's summer transfer plans have been dealt a severe blow after Toni Kroos' agent said he didn't believe he would leave Bayern Munich this season. The champions have been linked with the Germany international month. And it appeared he was keen on the move, with United boss David Moyes even watching a Bayern game [.

Chelsea and Man Utd target Luke Shaw celebrates the Blues’ Champions League victory over PSG

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Southampton left-back Luke Shaw showed that some of his allegiances lie with Chelsea after their Champions League win over Paris Saint Germain. The boyhood Blues fan celebrated their last-gasp victory by tweeting: "Come onnnn." With Jose Mourinho set to bid for the England international this summer, Chelsea fans will hope the fact he clearly has [.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is a doubt for Liverpool clash

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard is an early doubt for their crucial top-of-the-table clash at Liverpool. The Blues travel to Anfield on April 27 and Hazard faces a race to be fit in time. Belgian winger Hazard limped off in the 17th minute of last night's Champions League win over Paris Saint Germain. Manager Jose Mourinho [.

Photos: Chelsea players celebrate PSG win

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There were plenty of celebrations in the Chelsea dressing room following last night's Champions League win over Paris Saint Germain and plenty of photos taken to prove it. David Luiz must have clocked up as many miles in the dressing room as on the pitch; he's in nearly every photo! Chelsea!! Chelsea!

Video: Man Utd boss David Moyes confirming Wayne Rooney will play against Bayern Munich

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Wayne Rooney will lineup against Bayern Munich tonight, Manchester United manager David Moyes confirmed in his press conference yesterday evening. The England international had been a doubt for the game with a toe injury, but he will be fit enough to play once he has had a pain-killing injection. Moyes said: "Yes, he was able [.

Man Utd scouts watch PSV defender Santiago Arias

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Manchester United scouts have been watching PSV right-back Santiago Arias, according to reports. We reported in March that United were being linked with the Colombia international and it seems they are now stepping up that interest. The Red Devils have had the 22-year-old watched on several occasions in recent weeks, claims Dutch website Voetbal [.

Chelsea youngster Thorgen Hazard wants Premier League football next season

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Eden Hazard's younger brother Thorgen says he wants regular Premier League or Bundesliga football next season. The Chelsea youngster has been shipped out to his native Belgium with Zulte-Waregem for the current campaign. He already has 13 times and 19 assists so far this season and has indicated he wants more a challenge next term.

Tottenham weighing up move for pine marten wrestler Loris Benito

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Tottenham are reportedly scouting FC Zurich left-back Loris Benito, currently best known for wrestling a pitch-invading pine marten. Ex-Spurs defender Ramon Vega recommended the 20-year-old to his former club. Spurs are now keeping close tabs on the £3m-rated defender, claims the Daily Mirror. The Switzerland Under-21 international is also rumoured to be a target for [.

Tactical Review: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Real Madrid

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Borussia Dortmund had home support and welcomed Robert Lewandowski, their best player, back from suspension, while Real Madrid had to work without Cristiano Ronaldo, the best player in the world, due to an injury. The main positive for Real boss Carlo Ancelotti was that it had been a comfortable 3-0 win his side recorded in [.

Top five conclusions: Chelsea 2-0 Paris Saint Germain

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1. Jose knows the luxury of a dependable defence When Jose Mourinho described the three plans he had for the game, he did not mention much about his defence because they require much less consideration. He had contingencies should an injury or something were to happen to his back five but the focus of his [.

Video: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho goes on a mad run down the touchline

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Video: Demba Ba makes it Chelsea 2-0 PSG

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Man City’s Micah Richards set to join Liverpool, Newcastle or West Ham

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Manchester City defender Micah Richards has reportedly told the club he wants to leave this summer. The one-time England right-time, now out of the international set-up for some time, has been linked with moves to Newcastle, West Ham and, most strongly, Liverpool. Several media outlets are reporting that the 25-year-old has told City of his [.

Video: Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle gives them a 1-0 lead over PSG

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Deployed as a striker in the first leg to little effect, Andre Schurrle has come off the bench in the second leg and found the net from his usual attacking midfield role. The German responded quickest in the box to open the scoring on the night and make it 2-3 on aggregate. He was on [...]

All Time Greats – Pele meets Ronaldo

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One of the Official Partners of the Fifa World Cup, Emirates have launched an innovative All Time Greats campaign that all lovers of the game have debated about endlessly given two great players, who is better. 30,000 feet above the sky, two fliers animatedly talking about a football legend when Cristiano Ronaldo, Emirates' latest [.

West Ham owner David Gold hits back at Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard

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Liverpool team coach... pic.twitter.com/j3BkhOUVH5 Jack Lebeau (@JackLebeau66) April 6, 2014 West Ham owner David Gold has rejected suggestions from Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard that the Hammers waged a dirty tricks campaign around Sunday's clash between the two sides. As we reported yesterday, Gerrard claimed that West Ham's gamesmanship included forcing the Reds' bus to [.

Photo: Spurs fans already wearing personalised Louis Van Gaal shirts

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This pair of Tottenham fans are clearly confident that Holland boss Louis Van Gaal will be their new manager next season they've already got personalised shirts bearing his name. The Van Gaal shirts were spotted ahead of Spurs' win over Sunderland last night. Rumours of Tim Sherwood's impending departure had broken during the day, [.

Preview: Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona

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Atletico Madrid are just a game away from featuring in their first Champions League semi-final in 30 years but it is not against any opponent. They have won 16 of their last 17 Champions League games at Vicente Calderon, but they are likely to be without Diego Costa, their main striker. Costa, who has [.

Preview: Bayern Munich vs Manchester United

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Bayern Munich couldn't secure the big victory many tipped them to get at Old Trafford. In fact, they had to resort to a direct style that was close to their approach under Pep Guardiola's predecessor Jupp Heynckes in order to get an equaliser. But Guardiola will expect to win the tie with his preferred patient [.

Dynamo Kiev winger Younes Belhanda dreaming of Arsenal move

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Arsenal target Younes Belhanda has revealed he is desperate to join the club. The long-term Gunners target says he is dreaming of a move to the Premier League and claims Arsenal are his favourite club. Belhanda, aged 24, told France Football: "How long will I stay at Dynamo? I don't know. If I have opportunities [.

Photos: Man Utd travel to Germany for Bayern Munich clash

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Manchester United touched down in Germany at about 5pm local time ahead of tomorrow's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. United flew from Manchester Airport this afternoon. Among the surprise passengers was cup-tied Juan Mata, who has gone along as a cheerleader. .@JuanMata8 is ineligible to play on Wednesday, but he's travelling to Munich to [.

Video: Tim Sherwood jokes he’s the best manager Tottenham have ever seen

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Spurs boss Tim Sherwood says he's the best manager the club has even seen. His press conference following last night's win over Sunderland was overshadowed by speculation about his future. After giving his assessment of Chris Hughton's sacking by Norwich, Sherwood was asked if he was the best man for the Spurs job.

Photos: Man Utd train ahead of Bayern Munich clash

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Manchester United have completed their final training session before tomorrow's game against Bayern Munich. As we reported earlier, Wayne Rooney, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra and Ashley Young all took part.

Tactical Review: Tottenham 5-1 Sunderland

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Spurs boss Tim Sherwood had a full week to work on this game and he duly had an effective approach to beat the Black Cats. The day of the game presented different problems; speculation about his future upstaged the supposed tale of a top four-chasing team versus a relegation-threatened one. He needed to be more [.

Arsenal linked with PSG’s £17m-rated Marco Verratti

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Arsenal are plotting a summer swoop for Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, according to reports in his native Italy. The 21-year-old, who is due to line up against Chelsea this evening in the Champions League quarter-final second leg, joined the French champions in 2012. The Gunners are ready to offer £17m to land the [.

Video: Emmanuel Adebayor says Spurs boss Tim Sherwood gave him his life back

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Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor has responded to speculation that Tim Sherwood will be given the boot this summer by thanking his manager for giving him life life back. Although he was at pains to point out that he would just be minding his own business with regard to getting on with things if Sherwood is [.

Photo: Arsenal FC Forever padlock attached to Spurs toilet pipes

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A crafty Arsenal fan has left a red padlock with the slogan 'Arsenal FC Forever' attached to a pipe in one of Spurs' toilets. The prankster locked his wind-up gift to a copper pipe in a White Hart Lane lavatory. It looks like one of Tim Sherwood's first jobs in his new role will be [...]

Video: Wayne Rooney trains with Man Utd ahead of Bayern clash

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Manchester United are training ahead of tomorrow's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich and Wayne Rooney is taking part. Rooney is a doubt for the game with a toe injury, but United fans and David Moyes will be encouraged to see him involved in the open training session this morning.

Toni Kroos ‘tells Bayern team-mates’ he wants to join Man Utd

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Manchester United target Toni Kroos has told his team-mates he wants to make the switch to Old Trafford, according to reports. The Germany international told colleagues that he is determined to join United this summer, claims the Daily Mirror. The reports suggest that Kroos has revealed he is no longer willing to play second fiddle [.

Top five conclusions: Tottenham 5-1 Sunderland

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1. Eriksen on the left was an inspired move When Andre Villas Boas brought Christian Eriksen to Spurs, he probably wanted the attacking midfielder to play behind the main striker, but Tim Sherwood prefers to pair natural strikers and have a playmaker come from the left. That's similar to how Pellegrini is using David Silva [.

Video: Man Utd youngster James Wilson’s stunning strike vs Aston Villa U21

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After injuries presented Manchester United youngster James Wilson with an unexpected place on the bench for Saturday's win at Newcastle, the striker was back on under-21 duty last night. And in some style. He scored this beautiful swerving left-footed effort during the 3-0 win over Aston Villa Under-21s.

Spurs’ ‘media terrorism’: in defence of Man Utd legend Gary Neville

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After last night's Monday Night Football game between Spurs and Sunderland, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville claimed that the whirlwind of speculation surrounding Tim Sherwood was down to "media terrorism". Given that the story that Sherwood is to be replaced at the end of the season was broken by the very broadcaster he was working [.

Video: Pep Guardiola ’100 per cent sure’ Wayne Rooney will play for Man Utd tomorrow

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Video: Emmanuel Adebayor refuses to give Spurs team-mate Christian Eriksen man of the match award

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Chelsea scouts watch Arsenal target Serge Aurier

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Chelsea scouts reportedly watched Toulouse defender Serge Aurier in action last weekend. The young right-back is also a target for Arsenal. He has spoken about how he would jump at the chance to join the north London club and was even pictured in a Gunners replica kit. But it seems the Blues are keeping tabs [.

Photo: Tim Sherwood and Chris Ramsey salute Spurs goalscorer Emmanuel Adebayor

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Spurs manager Tim Sherwood and coach Chris Ramsey marked Emmanuel Adebayor's second goal against Sunderland this evening by returning his trademark salute celebration.

Video: Spurs physio cruelly reminds Harry Kane of Liverpool thrashing after head injury

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Video: Gary Neville tears Arsenal’s tactics vs Everton to shreds

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Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher spent a fair bit of time analysing Everton's win over Arsenal. While Carra was full of praise for Roberto Martinez and the Toffees, it was down to Neville to point out what was wrong with the Gunners. That included things like personnel, tactics, discipline and shape.

GIF and Video: Tim Sherwood’s weird reactions (Spurs vs Sunderland)

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Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno wanted by Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool

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No fewer than five Premier League clubs are in the running to sign Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno this summer, according to reports. Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are all involved in a tug-of-war for the 21-year-old defender, according to the Daily Star. Along with Southampton's Luke Shaw, Moreno is one of two [.

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard lifts the lid on West Ham gamesmanship

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed some of the on and off-field tactics West Ham deployed to try to get the better of the Reds yesterday. The table-toppers emerged from Upton Park with all three points, but Gerrard claims the Hammers tried every trick in the book to ensure that wasn't the case.

Video: Emmanuel Adebayor’s penis makes it Spurs 1-1 Sunderland

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Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez out of the World Cup with knee injury sustained at Man City

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Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez has been ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury. He was stretchered off during Saints' 4-1 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday and has now been ruled out for six months with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. Southampton director Les Reed said: "Everything will be done to deliver [.

Video: Man Utd legend Gary Neville says Liverpool’s Luis Suarez pressured ref into giving penalty against West Ham

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Video: Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole scores from 20 yards against Spurs

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Sunderland are 0-1 up at Tottenham after Lee Cattermole scored his first goal from the club. The Black Cats midfielder took advantage of some slack defensive play by Spurs and side-footed the ball home first time from 20 yards.

Preview: Chelsea vs Paris Saint Germain

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After Chelsea's chances of progressing were undermined by an uncharacteristically poor defensive display in Paris last Wednesday, Jose Mourinho will have to try to imitate or even better what Roberto Di Matteo did with the Blues two years ago. In 2012, Chelsea overturned a 3-1 first leg deficit at Stamford Bridge in the round of [.

Thibaut Courtois ‘will be Chelsea no.1 next season’

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Jose Mourinho has told Thibaut Courtois that we will start next season as Chelsea's first-choice keeper, according to reports. The talented Belgium international has spent the past three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid. But murmurings in Spain suggest that Mourinho will move Petr Cech aside this summer to ensure Courtois commits to the Blues.

Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid

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Real Madrid are looking to finish the job against Borussia Dortmund on the Germans' own turf. Los Blancos are armed with an insatiable forward trio that know no restraint in their quest to deliver the long- awaited Decima, Real's tenth European title. They know that they face a side that is full of technically adept [.

Photo: Liverpool’s Luis Suarez nicks a ball from a boy with Down syndrome

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This is a lovely story involving Luis Suarez. The Liverpool striker took time out of his day to chat to this boy and his dad. The pair were initially enjoying a kickabout in the park with a Liverpool ball and thought some idiot had decided to ruin their game and steal the ball. But they [...]

Photo: Eden Hazard gives Chelsea fans an injury scare

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Chelsea supporters checking the club's official Instagram account today will get a bit of scare. An image uploaded by the club appears to show star player Eden Hazard unable to put any weight on his left foot. That would be a massive blow for the Blues ahead of tomorrow's crucial Champions League quarter-final second leg [.

Photos: Chelsea training ahead of PSG clash (including Samuel Eto’o)

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Chelsea have completed their final training session ahead of tomorrow's Champions League clash with Paris Saint Germain and injured striker Samuel Eto'o was in action. But the Cameroon international appeared to be working away from the main group, which suggests his participation still hangs in the balance.

Top 10 candidates to be the next Tottenham manager

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With Tim Sherwood all but confirming he will be removed from his post this summer, who will be named as the next Spurs manager? 1. Louis Van Gaal The hot favourite having indicated that he was approached in December before Tim Sherwood was appointed. He is vastly experienced and has an excellent track record.

Top 10 candidates to be the next Norwich City manager

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Following the sacking of Canaries boss Chris Hughton we look at who might replace him and become the new Norwich manager. 1. Malky Mackay An former player with a successful track record in management but is currently out of work, Mackay seems like the obvious candidate. If he sorts out his legal wrangling with Cardiff [.

Tactical Review: West Ham 1-2 Liverpool

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It was easy to guess the general shape of this game well before kick-off. West Ham United had to impose their direct football and hope that they could soak up incisive football Liverpool had to offer. Hammers boss Sam Allardyce set his team up to play the long diagonal balls to Andy Carroll and play [.

Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 5-6 April

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1. Two wrongs just about make a right in the world of Anthony Taylor refereeing cock-ups. 2. Liverpool are the multiple penalty kings; they seem to be averaging about two-a-game at the moment. 3. If that was Roberto Martinez's interview for the Arsenal job, it seemed like he was the one asking all the questions.

Spurs boss Tim Sherwood: ‘I’ll be knocking people out on the touchline’

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Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has revealed that he will be back in the dugout for this evening's game against Sunderland and he's threatening to throw punches. The Spurs boss has been criticised for watching games from the stands in recent weeks, but he plans to return to the touchline against the Black Cats.

Top five conclusions: Everton 3-0 Arsenal

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1. Everton showed the best of Martinez and Moyes Roberto Martinez introduced his passing game after taking over from David Moyes, but when he met Arsenal he merged his style with Moyes' old cautious approach. Everton defended well; they reduced the spaces between the lines like they used to do under Moyes and created an [.

Top five conclusions: West Ham 1-2 Liverpool

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1. Rodgers' calmness is key to Liverpool's charge Liverpool started the season with a priority to finish in the top four but they have overachieved and for the past few weeks, they have become one of the favourites to win the league. That role came with huge pressure on a group of players without experience [.

Spoof: Exclusive interview with Zlatan ahead of Chelsea clash

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Paris Saint Germain are on the cusp of knocking Chelsea out of the Champions League and progressing to the semi-final, yet they may have to do it without their talisman, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after he picked up an injury in the 3-1 first leg win. OTP caught up with the Swedish striker over a chai latte [.

Tim Sherwood pretty much confirms he will be sacked by Spurs

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Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has offered a pretty big clue that he has been told he will not remain in his post beyond the summer. More to follow.

Tactical Review: Everton 3-0 Arsenal

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This game was a clash of two purists; both managers believe in possession-based football but one of them has benefited from reluctantly mastering other styles. While over the last five years or so years Arsene Wenger had quality players to help him stick to his philosophy, Roberto Martinez had to frequently adjust during his time [.

Photos: Liverpool beg ref to watch West Ham striker Andy Carroll’s foul in big screen

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There were bizarre scenes during the West Ham vs Liverpool game after Guy Demel's controversial equaliser. With the goal awarded before referee Anthony Taylor spotted his assistant had got his flag up, somebody upstairs in Upton Park had already hit the play button on the replays. There ended up being a stand-off as Liverpool's players [.

Video: Steven Gerrard’s second penalty makes it West Ham 1-2 Liverpool

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Liverpool are back in front at West Ham after a soft penalty award. Steven Gerrard scored his second spot-kick of the game after referee Anthony Taylor, who's having a nightmare, adjudged that Hammers keeper Adrian had brought down Jon Flanagan.

Video: Steven Gerrard penalty gives Liverpool the lead at West Ham

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Liverpool have taken the lead at West Ham late in the first-half.

Video: West Ham’s Guy Demel equalises against Liverpool (after Andy Carroll slaps Simon Mignolet)

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West Ham have equalised on the stroke of half-time against Liverpool. And they did so in very controversial circumstances. Guy Demel turned the ball in, but only after Andy Carroll had slapped Reds keeper Simon Mignolet in the face. The linesman flagged to signal a foul but, after lengthy discussions, was overruled by referee Anthony [.

Photos: Everton boss Roberto Martinez frantically avoids being squashed by Romelu Lukaku

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It's always nice for a manager when a goalscorer singles them out during a celebration but not at the expense of their health and wellbeing. You could see the fear in Everton manager Roberto Martinez's body language as 15.5stone Romelu Lukaku bounded towards him. The Toffees boss managed to just about keep his striker [.

Video: Everton’s Seamus Coleman skins Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta

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Everton right-back Seamus Coleman's excellent form this season has seen him linked with moves to a number of clubs, including Manchester United. And moments of magic like this are likely to earn him even more admirers. The Republic of Ireland international opted for a spot of role reversal to skin Arsenal's Santi Cazorla, who is [.

Spurs linked with Cardiff keeper David Marshall

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Tottenham will move for Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall if they lose Hugo Lloris this summer, according to reports. Tim Sherwood has slapped a £100m price tag on Lloris as Spurs seek to fend off reported interest from Paris Saint Germain and Atletico Madrid. But the France skipper has previously hinted that he will seek Champions [.

Top five conclusions: Newcastle 0-4 Manchester United

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1. Fellaini needs to work on his game Everton fans were initially unimpressed with Marouane Fellaini when he joined the club, but the Belgian midfielder settled to become one of their best players in recent seasons. Now at Manchester United, he has also had a difficult start, with many pundits questioning his quality for a [.

Video: Mikel Arteta own goal makes it Everton 3-0 Arsenal

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Everton are now 3-0 up at home to Arsenal. Mikel Arteta and Kevin Mirallas both went for a loose ball in the Gunners' box, and it looks like the Arsenal midfielder who got the last touch.

Photo: Man Utd winger Ashley Young’s son Tyler signs for Arsenal

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Signed and sealed it's official. Well done to all the boys who signed their contracts today! #Proudparents @youngy18 pic.twitter.com/nJesedAyp3 Nicky kelly pike (@miss_nicky1) April 5, 2014 Manchester United boss David Moyes has acknowledged he might have problems attracting players to the club and it seems he can't even count on capturing his players' [.

Video: Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku’s brillant goal makes it Everton 2-0 Arsenal

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Everton have taken a 2-0 lead in today's Champions League qualification crunch game at home to Arsenal. Romelu Lukaku's excellent finish doubled the Toffees' lead after the Gunners defence stood off him.

Video and GIF: Steven Naismith gives Everton the lead against Arsenal

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Steven Naismith has given Everton's Champions League ambitions a major boost with a first-half goal against Arsenal. The Toffees forward showed a cool head when Romelu Lukaku's shot was parried in his direction by Wojciech Szczesny.

Chelsea’s Willian ‘thrilled’ by anti-Tottenham chants

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Chelsea midfielder Willian has thanked the club's supporters for their chant claiming he hates Tottenham. The Brazilian midfield said he was "thrilled" to hear the chant after his goal against Stoke yesterday. Blues fans first unveiled Willian's He Hates Tottenham at the end of the summer transfer window when the former Anzhi man turned down [.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says players are suffering injuries because of hair loss drugs

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Players are suffering injuries because of drugs they are taking to combat baldness, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman brought up the subject of hair replacement treatment while discussing injuries in general. He said: "Some (absences) are down to the medication that they take that you don't even know about.

Video: Man Utd’s Bebe scores vs Sporting Lisbon, becomes Portugal’s top goalscorer in 2014

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Manchester United flop Bebe is on fire at the moment. The £7m man currently on-loan at Pacos De Ferreira scored his latest goal during last night's game against Sporting Lisbon. And that means he now leads the way for goals in 2014 in Portugal, with eight strikes so far this calendar year. United [.

Video: William Carvalho scores for Sporting Lisbon as Man Utd scouts watch

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William Carvalho to Manchester United has been reported as being a done deal. But hopefully David Moyes has managed to secure a favourable discount with a Portuguese hotel chain, because his scouts were at Sporting's game again last night. United's representatives saw the young midfielder open the scoring with this cool finish in the 12th [.

Tactical Review: Newcastle 0-4 Manchester United

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This was game was less than ideal for both managers; they were both attempting to produce winning teams from depleted squads. That meant both bosses could only guess what their opponents were going to present them with. Newcastle's Alan Pardew resisted the temptation to pick the crowd favourite Hatem Ben Arfa.

Tactical Review: Chelsea 3-0 Stoke City

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho recently suffered a demoralising defeat in the Champions League and conventional wisdom would tip the Chelsea boss to concentrate his best efforts in this game since the Blues are more likely going to pick up silverware in the league than in Europe. But the Special One did not amass all his [.

Video: Eden Hazard thwarts Chelsea team-mate David Luiz’s 40-yard free-kick dream

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David Luiz has a powerful shot, but even he would have to admit that the odds are stacked against him from 40 yards. Nonetheless, with a set-piece awarded during yesterday's game against Stoke, the Brazilian decided he was going to have a go. Part-way through his mammoth run-up, team-mate Eden Hazard spotted what was about [.

Man Utd join Arsenal in battle for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin

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Manchester United are reportedly targeting Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. The £15m-rated Saints star has been linked with Arsenal for the best part of a year, but United are now monitoring the Frenchman. David Moyes has dispatched scouts to monitor the 24-year-old, reports the Sunday Mirror.

Tim Sherwood slaps £100m asking price on Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris

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Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood demonstrated that he is a graduate of the Dr Evil school of negotiation by putting a £100m valuation on goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The France international has been linked with summer moves to Paris Saint Germain and Atletico Madrid, but Sherwood is hoping to price his keeper out of the market.

Top five conclusions: Manchester City 4-1 Southampton

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1. Pellegrini got a bit of a scare ahead of the Liverpool game Manchester City had a good start after an early penalty, but their first-half display should give Manuel Pellegrini some concerns. The way Morgan Schneiderlin, Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana completely bossed Manchester City with their movement echoed what happened at Arsenal in [.

Video: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho dismissed ‘fake’ league table

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Jose Mourinho has again branded the Premier League table "fake" after Chelsea returned to its summit last night. The Blues regained top spot with a 3-0 win over Stoke, but Mourinho indicated that he is not happy that so many sides around him have games in hand at this crucial stage of the season. He [.

Tactical Review: Manchester City 4-1 Southampton

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It's understandable that Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has publicly vented his frustration at the match officials after this game. Both teams came looking to dominate the game but it was Southampton who were more comfortable before the controversial moment of the match. City manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted before the game that he was longing to [.

Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia sacked by Bayer Leverkusen

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Ex-Liverpool centre-back Sami Hyypia has been sacked from his job as Bayer Leverkusen manager. The 40-year-old has paid the price for a run of just one win in 12 games. The former Finland international's final game in charge was Friday's 2-1 defeat to Hamburg. Despite their woeful recent form, Bayer are still fifth in the [.

Video: Juan Mata is coming up with the goods now, says Man Utd boss David Moyes

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has suggested that the club's record signing Juan Mata is starting to get into his stride at his new side. After scoring his first goal against Aston Villa last week, he weighed in with two goals and an assist at Newcastle today. Moyes heralded the Spaniard's improvement.

Did Chelsea’s Frank Lampard take a swipe at Man Utd’s Juan Mata after Stoke win?

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Frank Lampard appeared to level some thinly-veiled criticism at former team-mate Juan Mata following Chelsea's win over Stoke today. The veteran midfielder was praising Willian, but his kind words for the Brazilian also seemed to reference Mata. Talking about Willian, he said: "He grafts back. When you play two in midfield and that no.

Photo: Aaron Ramsey reveals his delight at Arsenal return

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been in training today ahead of a possible comeback during tomorrow's game against Everton. And he's delighted to be back. Uploading a photo of him from today's training session to Instagram, Ramsey wrote: "Good to be back."

Video: Man Utd boss David Moyes says he’s hopeful Wayne Rooney will face Bayern

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Manchester United manager David Moyes is hopeful Wayne Rooney will overcome his toe injury in time to face Bayern Munich on Wednesday night but he can't predict either way with any degree of certainty. Rooney missed today's 0-4 win at Newcastle to receive treatment at United's Carrington training ground.

Video: Superb Willian curler makes it Chelsea 3-0 Stoke

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Chelsea midfielder Willian has put Chelsea into a comfortable 3-0 lead at home to Stoke with this brilliant curling effort.

Video: Mohamed Salah scores on his first Premier League start (Chelsea vs Stoke)

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Chelsea's January signing Mohamed Salah has scored on his first Premier League start for the Blues. The Egyptian youngster opened the scoring against Stoke with a well-placed first time effort.

Preview: West Ham vs Liverpool

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Two teams who have already comfortably met their objectives from the start of the season led by two managers who have perfected contrasting philosophies on how the game should be played and two strikers at opposing ends who were supposed to form a deadly partnership under Kenny Dalglish, but are now ready to lead the [.

Photo: West Brom’s Gareth McAuley breaks a laptop during his side’s win over Norwich

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Gareth McAuley (@G23mcauley) fires the ball into the press box and smashes one of our laptops #NORWBA #fine pic.twitter.com/s1osVZhc3t WBAFCofficial (@WBAFCofficial) April 5, 2014 West Brom defender Gareth McAuley is not flavour of the month with the club's media team. He smashed one of their laptops after blasting the ball into the crowd during [.

Extra boost for Man Utd: Bayern Munich’s 53-game unbeaten run comes to an end

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If their 0-4 win at Newcastle wasn't enough of a boost for Manchester United ahead of this week's Champions League quarter-final second leg, Bayern Munich have lost for the first time since October 2012. The Bundesliga and European champions' 53-match unbeaten run came to an end with a 1-0 at Augsburg.

Ledley King: ‘I want to be Tottenham manager’

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Former Spurs captain Ledley King has set his sights on becoming the club's manager. The 33-year-old retired in 2012 following a series of knee injuries and has since been working in an ambassadorial role for his old team. But he has revealed that he intends to complete his coaching badges with a view to become [.

Video: Juan Mata’s two goals for Man Utd at Newcastle

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Having scored his first Manchester United goal against Aston Villa last weekend, Juan Mata has now trebled his tally with a brace against Newcastle this afternoon. United won 0-4 at St James' Park and Mata scored two of the goals. He opened the scoring with the stunning free-kick you can see in the video [.

Photos: Arsenal train ahead of Everton clash

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Arsenal have completed their final training session ahead of tomorrow's Champions League qualification crunch match at Everton. Arsene Wenger led what appeared to be a fairly relaxed session. Kim Kallstrom was in jubilant mood. Post by Arsenal. Post by Arsenal. Post by Arsenal. Post by Arsenal. Post by Arsenal.

Man Utd star Wayne Rooney is a doubt for Bayern Munich clash

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Wayne Rooney is a doubt for Manchester United's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Bayern Munich. The England international has picked up a toe injury that could force him out of the game. United manager David Moyes said: "He's got a badly bruised toe. It could be a problem for the Munich match.

Man United, Arsenal and Spurs fight to land Sevilla defender Federico Fazio.

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Premier League trio Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are battling Italian side Fiorentina in their attempts to sign Sevilla defender Federico Fazio. The 27-year-old has been in impressive form at the heart of the La Liga outfit's backline for a couple of seasons, and several European clubs are set to make their move for him [.

Tottenham could be set for Milton Keynes home games

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Spurs are considering playing their home games at Stadiummk in Milton Keynes while their new stadium is being built. One of the options under consideration is to play home matches at various venues during the 2016/17 season, including Wembley, the Olympic Stadium and Stadiummk. The club's first preference is to stay at White Hart Lane [.

Arsenal close to landing Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to complete a summer deal for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata – but the Spanish giants will insist on inserting a buy-back clause in the deal. The 21-year-old has been one of the forwards consistently linked with the Gunners as they have attempted to bring another striker in during [.

Video: Tim Sherwood hits out at Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle

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As if Tim Sherwood wasn't already treading on thin ice at Tottenham, he's now engaged in a war or words with club legend Glenn Hoddle. The Spurs boss was responding to Hoddle's criticism of his side's body language in the tunnel ahead of last week's thrashing at Liverpool. Sherwood, who played under Hoddle between 2001 [.

Preview: Everton vs Arsenal

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger knows that time for austerity is over and has always been looking for silverware this season. He comes into this game with his eyes still firmly on the ultimate prize, even though the Gunners' chances of winning the title have taken a battering in recent weeks. Beating Everton would comes with [.

Video: Brendan Rodgers praises ‘intimidating’ Liverpool fans

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has praised the club's supporters for creating an intimidating atmosphere at Anfield this season. The Reds boss firmly believes that the crowd has won points for his top of the table side this season. He said: "We've had a number of games here where I've genuinely felt the support has got [.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard: “If my wife tells me, ‘I want to go to PSG’, I will have to take it into account”

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Eden Hazard has suggested he would have to consider a move to Paris Saint Germain if his wife wanted to make the switch to the French capital. The Chelsea star has been heavily linked with a big-money switch to PSG in recent weeks, and his latest comments will do nothing to make those rumours go [...

Comeback Kings: Can this Arsenal and Man City duo alter the Premier League title race?

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This title race has been intriguing. All four teams still in contention have been tipped as favourites to to win the league at different stages of the season. Now, after hanging in there for a while as the fourth favourite, Liverpool are at the pole position. They have been fortunate on the injury front as [.

Video: Yaya Toure penalty gives Man City an early lead vs Southampton

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Manchester City have taken a third minute lead at home to Southampton. Yaya Toure stroked home this penalty after Jose Fonte flicked up a trailing leg as Edin Dzeko went past him in the box.

Liverpool fan taped to Newcastle lamp-post in Sunderland kit

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This groom's stag do threatened to fall foul of the Tyne-Wear rivalry. After coming to Newcastle to celebrate his forthcoming wedding with mates at the race, the stag was enjoying a drink or two at Quayside... until he was taped to a lamp-post in full Sunderland kit. The bloke in question is actually a Liverpool [.

Video: Rickie Lambert penalty makes is Man City 1-1 Southampton

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Southampton have grabbed a deserved equaliser at Manchester City with a penalty of their own. After Yaya Toure's spot-kick had given City the lead, Rickie Lambert was emphatic from 12-yards to pull the Saints level. Jack Cork had been brought down in the box by Pablo Zabaleta.

Video: Emmanuel Adebayor could start for Spurs vs Sunderland, says Tim Sherwood

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Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor could be fit enough to start Monday night's game against Sunderland. The Togo international has been missing for Spurs' last three games with a gashed heel and hamstring problem. But he could be brought straight back into the starting XI to face the Black Cats, according to Tim Sherwood.

Man Utd legend Gary Neville brands Chelsea ‘toothless’

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Chelsea are 'toothless', according to former Manchester United defender Gary Neville. The England coach criticised the Blues' lack of threat up front, but says he can't understand why Jose Mourinho has refused to give Demba Ba a fair crack of the whip. Ex-Newcastle striker Ba has been third-choice forward all season and now finds [.

Video: Spurs boss Tim Sherwood explains pre-match instructions for Liverpool thrashing

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Tim Sherwood has revealed his disappointment that Tottenham conceded an early goal at Liverpool last week after he specifically told them not to. In a way that it suggests he believes some managers send their team out under orders to have a mediocre start, Sherwood revealed that letting the Reds take an early lead went [.

Video: Man Utd boss David Moyes will be involved in future title races ‘for sure’

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Manchester United manager David Moyes says it's "for sure" that he will be involved in future title races. With United out of contention this season, Moyes expects the title race to go down to the wire. He insists his only interest is getting as many points as possible for United, but says his focus will [.

Video: Arsene Wenger wants to use ‘six-pointer’ to open a gap between Arsenal and Everton

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger want his side to use this weekend's game against Everton to push them towards finishing as high up the table and give them Champions League qualification breathing space. The Gunners are currently a point ahead of the fifth-placed Toffees, who have a game in hand. Asked if Sunday's game is a [.

Man City close in on £20m deal for Chelsea and Man Utd target Eliaquim Mangala

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Manchester City are said to be moving close to securing a deal to sign £20million-rated Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala. Reports in the Portuguese media suggest City's sporting director Txiki Begiristain was at Porto last night to see Mangala score the winner in their Europa League clash against Sevilla.

Photo: Chelsea training ahead of Stoke clash

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Quick pic from training today, ahead of tomorrow's game at Stamford Bridge... #CFC pic.twitter.com/ZQtEGClg8c Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) April 4, 2014 Chelsea's players have been in training as they prepare to bounce back from defeat at Paris Saint Germain with victory at home to Stoke tomorrow.

Preview: Chelsea vs Stoke City

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho faces another test that recent history suggests will be hard for him. The Portuguese boss has struggled to find ways for his team to break down Aston Villa and Crystal Palace in recent weeks. Those sides were willing to sit deep and hit back on counter-attacks. Now he is likely to [.

Iago Aspas reveals he wants to quit Liverpool

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Liverpool striker Iago Aspas says he wants to leave the club this summer. The Spaniard says it would be best for both parties if he moves on at the end of the season. Ex-Celta Vigo striker Aspas only arrived at Anfield last summer, but has struggled to make an impression in Brendan Rodgers' squad. Now, [.

Ex-Man Utd and Spurs star Dimitar Berbatov wants a movie career

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Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov has revealed that he is planning a career in acting when he hangs up his boots. The former Manchester United and Spurs man has set his sights on following former United great Eric Cantona into the movies. The 33-year-old said: "You know, I've played the way I play all my life, [.

Chelsea could have to pay £10m for Fernando Torres to leave

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Chelsea are facing the prospect of paying £10m to entice Fernando Torres to quit the club having spent £50m bringing him to Stamford Bridge. The Spain international has failed to find his top form since the big-money switch from Liverpool in 2011 and manager Jose Mourinho has been burning his bridges to Torres in [.

Aaron Ramsey will be in Arsenal’s squad to face Everton, says Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Aaron Ramsey will be included in his squad to face Everton on Sunday after a three-month injury layoff. The Welsh midfielder returns in time for the vital clash in the race for Champions League qualification. He confirmed that left-back Nacho Monreal is also available for the trip to [.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: ‘We turned a corner against Man City’

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The boss in the press conference talking @aaronramsey and #EFCvAFC pic.twitter.com/p3eS7YpJyv Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 4, 2014 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side's second half performance in last week's 1-1 draw against Manchester City signalled the end of their recent slump. The Gunners have had a tough few weeks during which they have [.

Preview: Manchester City vs Southampton

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Even when teams are concentrating on getting results, the Manchester City vs Southampton fixture remains one of the most technically superior games in the Premier League. Both teams like to play and since 2005, they have both scored on each of the occasions they have met, so this game is perfect for neutrals.

Video: Back garden golf with Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Carl Jenkinson

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How do Premier League players entertain themselves during their downtime? In the case of Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Carl Jenkinson, the answer is organise a golf tournament in the back garden. The Gunners pair had a game of nearest to the pin, teeing off on the patio, with a few mates. The Ox [.

Photos: New Chelsea 2014/15 home kit revealed

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Chelsea have revealed their new home kit for the 2014/15 season and it's a slightly hoopy number. The traditional royal blue is combined with a darker shade in horizontal stripes, with the darker blue dominating the lower half of the shirt. Perhaps most surprisingly, Fernando Torres, who is almost certain to leave the Blues [.

Man City meet Chelsea target Radamel Falcao for talks

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Manchester City could be about to pip Chelsea to the signing of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao. Jose Mourinho's side have been heavily linked with a summer bid for the Colombia international in recent months, but City executives are reported to have held talks with Falcao, his agent and Monaco's hierarchy.

PSG’s Chelsea heartbreaker Javier Pastore dismisses Liverpool link

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Liverpool target Javier Pastore will not be joining the Merseysiders from Paris Saint Germain this summer, according to his agent. Pastore, who scored the vital third goal in PSG's 3-1 over Chelsea on Wednesday night, has been out of favour with the Ligue 1 champions this season, starting just 12 league games.

Video: Man Utd will have a spring in their step, warns Newcastle boss Alan Pardew

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is predicted a tough game when his side host a buoyant Manchester United tomorrow. Pardew believes that a positive performance against Bayern Munich in Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final clash will give David Moyes' team a boost ahead of their visit to St James' Park.

Preview: Newcastle vs Manchester United

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The last time these sides met, Newcastle outplayed Manchester United and won thanks to Yohan Cabaye's second half goal. Manchester United struggled to keep possession without Michael Carrick in midfield. The way Newcastle dominated that game in December encouraged other visiting teams to come to Old Trafford with a positive approach.

Ezequiel Lavezzi’s agents ‘in talks with Chelsea’

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Fresh from tormenting Chelsea and scoring the opening goal against them last night, Paris Saint Germain's Ezequiel Lavezzi could be set to join Jose Mourinho's side this summer. That's according to reports from Sky Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, who has suggested that the Argentina international's agents are already in discussions with the Blues over [.

Is Jurgen Klopp a Liverpool fan?

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If he's not, he has a lot in common with them. The Borussia Dortmund demonstrated his hatred for The Sun after last night's defeat to Real Madrid. Liverpool fans also hold the tabloid in the lowest possible regard following its coverage of the Hillsborough disaster. We're not sure what they did to Klopp, but he's [.

Chelsea and Liverpool in tug-of-war for Southampton’s Adam Lallana

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Southampton star Adam Lallana will be at the centre of a transfer battle this summer, with reports suggesting both Chelsea and Liverpool want to sign the England international. The 25-year-old appears to have cemented a place in England's World Cup squad with his outstanding form this season. And now it appears his performances have impressed [.

Top five conclusions: Real Madrid 3-0 Borussia Dortmund

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1. Pepe and Sergio Ramos are, as ever, a Real Madrid time bomb Real Madrid had a comfortable win in which they led from the opening minutes, but Sergio Ramos and Pepe were their weak link. The pair committed too many fouls, mostly by clumsy contact with the Borussia Dortmund players. Pepe committed an unnecessary [.

Tactical Review: Paris Saint Germain 3-1 Chelsea

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Paris Saint Germain boss Laurent Blanc may have admitted that he doesn't do a great deal of coaching work, but he is certainly a scheming manager. His tactical approach to the game had to do with Chelsea's recent history of struggles against compact teams. Blanc knew the threat Chelsea team would pose on the break [.

Video: Jose Mourinho slams Chelsea strikers

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at his strikers. The Blues boss was explaining his decision to start last night's 3-1 defeat at Paris Saint Germain without a recognised striker on the pitch. Instead, Andre Schurrle was deployed as their most advanced player. Mourinho said: "I'm not happy with my strikers' performances, so we [.

Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku looking for a new club, agent has spoken to Spurs but Everton favourites

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Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku appears set to leave the club this summer and his agent has spoken to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. Agent Christophe Henrotay admitted that he is seeking a buyer for Lukaku and says he has had one conversation with Levy. But the Belgium international could yet make his loan move to [.

Tactical Review: Real Madrid 3-0 Borussia Dortmund

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Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti would have been relishing this game; he got to unleash his pacy stars against a Borussia Dortmund side that believes it can win using its own style against any opponent. Borussia manager Jurgen Klopp had to use his depleted troops to try and impose his team's strengths.

Top five conclusions: Paris Saint Germain 3-1 Chelsea

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1. Mourinho needs a gentler way of dealing with Torres. Jose Mourinho may have made public his dissatisfaction with his three strikers, but he admitted in the post-match press conference that his team ultimately needs to leave the goalscoring role to strikers. Mourinho's initial comments that he didn't have a striker rejuvenated Samuel Eto'o in [.

Ex-Aston Villa star Lee Hendrie claims club faked his signing

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Former England international Lee Hendrie says someone connected with non-league side Tavistock AFC has falsified his signing. The South West Peninsula League side processed paperwork on March 31 registering the former Aston Villa star to sign for them. Hendrie admits meeting players from the club, joking about flying in to play for them and signing [.

Video: Fan footage of Wayne Rooney celebrating Man Utd’s goal vs Bayern

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It was Wayne Rooney's corner that set-up Nemanja Vidic's opener for Manchester United against Bayern Munich last night and it looks like the England international enjoyed it. Fans seated in that corner got a great close-up view of his celebration.

Celtic’s Beram Kayal pleads with Liverpool and Man Utd to sign him

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Celtic's Beram Kayal has blasted Scottish football and pleaded with Liverpool and Manchester United to resurrect their interest in him. The Israel international claims both clubs wanted him after his impressive debut season in the Scottish Premier League three years ago. Since then he has suffered a series of injuries and says he has fallen [.

Footballers with Grand National connections

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Ahead of the Grand Nationalwe look at footballers who have developed second careers in horse racing and found themselves involved with the biggest event on the jump racing calendar. Michael Owen Owen has found himself acting in an unofficial preservation role for the Grand National. Amid the lowering of fences and other changes to the [.

Tottenham’s Younes Kaboul vows he won’t be joining Arsenal

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Spurs defender Younes Kaboul has distanced himself from reports that he will be joining Arsenal on a free transfer this summer. Reports in today's Daily Star suggested that the Frenchman had told friends he was keen to join the Gunners when his contract at White Hart Lane expires at the end of the season.

Tactical Review: Manchester United 1-1 Bayern Munich

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A 1-1 draw should seem like a bad result for the home team in a Champions League first leg, but this season has seen last season's English and German champions enjoy contrasting fortunes. Manchester United's approach to the game looked more like a team that intended to stay in the game, while Bayern Munich actually [.

Video: Man Utd boss David Moyes ‘pleased’ with Bayern result

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Manchester United manager David Moyes says he is pleased with the 1-1 draw his side picked up against Bayern Munich last night. He is aware that his side will now need to score in the second leg of their Champions League quarter final clash, but believes his players are capable of doing that. Moyes said: [.

Younes Kaboul ‘considering quitting Spurs for Arsenal’

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Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul is on the verge of performing a Sol Campbell and joining rivals Arsenal on a free transfer, according to reports. The French centre-back is out of contract this summer and is thinking about signing for the Gunners, claims the Daily Star. Kaboul, aged 28, has reportedly told friends he is open [.

Top five conclusions: Manchester United 1-1 Bayern Munich

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1. Bayern Munich are not exactly like Barcelona When Pep Guardiola came to Bayern Munich he said that Bayern would remain Bayern Munich and not be another Barcelona. The Bavarian giants have edged closer to Barcelona's system though and in the first-half they tried to score a perfect goal which never came.

Top five conclusions: Barcelona’s 14-month transfer ban

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Barcelona have been given a 14-month transfer ban by FIFA for breaking rules for signing under 18s. They cannot buy any players until the summer 2015 transfer window. We draw some conclusions from that. 1. Jose Pinto could be Barca's first-choice keeper If Victor Valdes goes through with his plans to quit the club this [.

Stoke’s Oussama Assaidi hits out at Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

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On-loan Stoke winger Oussama Assaidi says Brendan Rodgers didn't give him a fair chance at parent club Liverpool. The Morocco international, aged 25, hasn't exactly been missed at Anfield this season. But he feels he wasn't given a decent opportunity to stake his claim with the Reds. He said: "I am a winger and Liverpool [.

Tactical Review: Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

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Just before this game, reporters reminded Diego Simeone that he has never beaten Barcelona this season. But he just hit back by saying that Barcelona have never beaten them. This game followed a pattern of draws were these team just cancel each other out. Tata Martino needed to win this game in order to be [.

Top five conclusions: Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

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1. Chelsea have a sweet problem Over the last three seasons, Thibaut Courtois has really developed into one of the best goalkeepers in the world. The 21-year-old proved it again at Barcelona last night. He saved strikes from both Andres Iniesta and Neymar despite being poorly sighted in both cases. The best sign of his [.

Chelsea investigated over ‘instructions to lose games’

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Chelsea are at the centre of a Dutch FA investigation into their relationship with Vitesse Arnhem amid allegations that they instructed the Eredivisie side to lose games. The Blues have had a close relationship with Vitesse in recent seasons, with several youngsters having spent time on loan there. Bertrand Traoré, Lucas Piazon, Patrick van Aanholt [.

Video: Pep Guardiola gestures that Man Utd’s Wayne Rooney is a diver

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Man City star Yaya Toure: ‘Arsene Wenger wanted me to be a striker at Arsenal’

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has revealed that Arsene Wenger tried to convert him into a striker when he was on trial at Arsenal. The Ivory Coast international has score 20 goals this season, with Manuel Pellegrini sometimes using him as a holding midfielder, or sometimes pushing him into a more advanced role.

Video and GIF: Nemanja Vidic heads Man Utd into the lead vs Bayern Munich

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Nemanja Vidic has produced an excellent header to give Manchester United a surprise lead against Bayern Munich. The soon-to-depart skipper craned his neck to put Wayne Rooney's corner into the net.

Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris linked with PSG, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona

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There are fresh rumours linking Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris with a move away from White Hart Lane this summer. The France skipper has been linked with a switch to Paris Saint Germain for some time, with the former Lyon man reportedly ready to force a move if as looks inevitable the north Londoners [.

Video: Barcelona mascot suffers comedy slip

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This poor kid was due to be the most popular lad in school tomorrow morning after rubbing shoulders with Barcelona ahead of their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid. Alas, now he's the boy who fell over on live TV. In other news, Lionel Messi appears to have disowned his mascot.

Preview: Paris Saint Germain vs Chelsea

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Two teams that have constantly been rumoured to be planning on raiding each other for talent in the summer meet in the Champions League quarter-finals tomorrow evening. Though they wil employ contrasting styles, both sides will be going for a win. For a team that has already won its domestic league, PSG fielded a surprising [.

Photo: Man Utd arrive at Old Trafford to face Bayern Munich

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Our exclusive pic shows @rioferdy5, @carras16, Ryan Giggs & David Moyes arriving at OT. Team news soon. #MUFCBayern. pic.twitter.com/2Dm5CrduNW Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 1, 2014 Manchester United's players have arrived at Old Trafford ahead of the Champions League quarter-final clash with Bayern Munich.

Man Utd and Chelsea on alert as Edinson Cavani drops transfer hint

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Manchester United and Chelsea target Edinson Cavani has hinted that he could quit Paris Saint Germain this summer. The Uruguayan striker has been in decent form since his £54m from Napoli last summer. But there has been persistent rumours that he is unhappy at being played out of position so that Zlatan Ibrahimovic can play [.

The fickleness of the fixture list: Liverpool’s title challenge vs Arsenal’s lack of title challenge

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Top-of-the-table Liverpool are riding on the crest of the wave at the minute. Many observers are noting a 'title-winning atmosphere' around Anfield at the moment. The role of Brendan Rodgers' tactics, the SAS strike partnership and some excellent form from other members of the Reds' squad has been well documented (including on this site).

West Brom’s Saido Berahino ‘punched in the head’ over Cardiff equaliser

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West Brom striker Saido Berahino reportedly suffered a head injury in a dressing room bust-up following last Saturday's 3-3 draw with Cardiff. With the Baggies 3-2 up, the England Under-21 star led a four-on-two injury time breakaway. Rather than heading for the corner or passing to a team-mate, his tame attempted cross found a Cardiff [.

Pep Guardiola: ‘I MIGHT have been offered the Man Utd job’

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Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has joked that he might have been offered the Manchester United job but wouldn't have been able to tell if Sir Alex Ferguson has been speaking too fast. The pair met for dinner in New York during Guardiola's 12-month sabbatical from football, but the former Barcelona boss says his [.

Man Utd target Toni Kroos will be at Bayern next season, says Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

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Manchester United transfer target Toni Kroos will not be joining them this summmer, according to Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Contract rebel Kroos' current deal expires in 2015 and talks between player and club have reportedly broken down. That has prompted rumours that David Moyes who has scouted the midfielder in person will [.

Photos: Chelsea’s players travel to Paris for PSG clash

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The Chelsea squad are en route to France for their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Paris Saint Germain. Demba Ba can clearly be seen risking the wrath of the cabin crew. We have just arrived at the airport and will be departing for Paris shortly. #ChampionsLeague #CFC pic.twitter.com/RXRcu6xJuC Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) April 1, [.

Photo: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger flies to Basel, prompts Fabian Schar rumours

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was pictured boarding a flight from Heathrow to Basel yesterday, prompting suggestions that a deal for Basel defender Fabian Schar could be in the offing. The Gunners have been linked with the highly-rated 22-year-old centre-back for several months, so Wenger's mid-season trip to Switzerland adds weight to those rumours.