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December 22, 2014 02:01 UTC
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Bojan Krkic Left Barcelona Because Of Pep Guardiola’s Broken Promise, Says Father

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Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic began his professional career with Barcelona, having his character and skills nurtured by the Catalan club's famed La Masia when he was nine-years-old. Bojan quickly emerged as one of the brightest prospects to ever play for the La Liga giant's youth academy scoring 126 goals during his first season.

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera Relishing The Prospect of Playing in The FA Cup

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Manchester United's Ander Herrera is delighted at the prospect of participating in the FA Cup.

The 25-year old Spanishmidfielder expressed his excitement of being able to gain some traditional English experience by participating in the tournament and aspires to play at Wembley one day.

Watch NBC’s New Premier League Ad; Come All Ye Faithful [VIDEO]

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NBC Sports has released a brand-new ad to promote its coverage of the Premier League on US television.

The ad debuted tonight during Sunday Night Football, TV's number one primetime show. Entitled "Come All Ye Faithful," the ad finds a creative (and seasonal) way to promote the Premier League coverage that's happening on Boxing Day.

Xmas Crackers (Premier League Weekend Review Show)

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It's the time of the season where fixtures come thick and fast. Before the Premier League clubs play their Boxing Day fixtures, there was a full slate of Premier Leagues matches played over Gameweek 17 in England with plenty of talking points. There was the Liverpool against Arsenal defensive meltdown, a five goal thriller at Loftus Road, a stalemate at Villa Park and much more.

Martin Skrtel Rescues Draw for Liverpool Against Arsenal [VIDEO]

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Liverpool dug deep into their reserves of resilience as Martin Skrtel scored the equalizer deep into stoppage time to ensure another good performance did not go to waste.

A week after failing to take a host of chances in the defeat at Old Trafford it seemed a pattern was emerging after Arsenal recovered from Philippe Coutinho's opener to lead with goals from Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud.

Adam Johnson Goal Settles Newcastle-Sunderland Derby [VIDEO]

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Adam Johnson condemned Newcastle to a fourth successive derby defeat for the first time in their history as Sunderland snatched a dramatic last-gasp 1-0 victory at St James' Park.

The winger struck in the 90th minute to settle a rip-roaring encounter which might have gone either way until his intervention.

Cristiano Ronaldo Awarded With His Homeland’s Highest Honor And A Statue

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Less than twenty-four after his side won its fourth trophy of 2014, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo returned to his place of birth in the region ofMadeira an archipelago which is one of two autonomous regions of Portugal to be presented with the "Cordão Autonomy" and a statue in his likeness by the Legislative Assembly.

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 17: TV Times and Open Thread

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Here's today's TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States:

Newcastle vs Sunderland, 8:30am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra
Liverpool vs Arsenal, 11am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live

Before, during or after today's matches, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

Watch Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Manuel Pellegrini was happy to see Manchester City move joint top of the table, but Neil Warnock was in a much darker mood following Crystal Palace's 3-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.

City moved level on points with Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea thanks to a brace from David Silva and Yaya Toure's fourth goal in six matches.

Watch West Ham 2-0 Leicester City Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Sam Allardyce is determined to revel in West Ham's best start to a season in almost 30 years.

Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing were on target in a 2-0 win over Leicester which means the Hammers are fourth in the Barclays Premier League at Christmas.

It is their highest position on December 25 since the 1985-86 season when they finished third.

Watch Hull City 0-1 Swansea City Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Swansea boss Garry Monk took a calculated selection gamble against Hull and was delighted to be rewarded with a 1-0 victory.

Monk surprisingly made seven changes for the trip to the KC Stadium, with top-scorer Wilfried Bony benched in favour of Bafetimbi Gomis while Gylfi Sigurdsson, Leon Britton and Jefferson Montero were all excused duty with minor fitness niggles.

Watch Tottenham 2-1 Burnley Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes Erik Lamela's match-winning goal against Burnley will do wonders for the winger's confidence this season.

Lamela's long-range strike in the 35th minute proved the difference at White Hart Lane as Spurs beat the Clarets 2-1 and climbed to sixth in the Barclays Premier League table.

Watch QPR 3-2 West Bromwich Albion Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Harry Redknapp saluted hat-trick hero Charlie Austin but also saved praise for the character his side showed to come from two-down and beat West Brom.

The 3-2 victory at Loftus Road moved the R's out of the Barclays Premier League bottom three as Austin returned from suspension to score three goals to complete a remarkable comeback after Redknapp's side started the game slowly.

Watch Southampton 3-0 Everton Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Southampton brought their worst losing streak of the 21st century to a comprehensive end as they impressively dispatched of Everton.

The astonishing start to life under Ronald Koeman recently came to a dramatic end, with Tuesday's embarrassing Capital One Cup exit to third-tier Sheffield United a fifth successive defeat in all competitions.

Watch Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Radamel Falcao clinched a 1-1 draw for Manchester United as 10-man Aston Villa ended their winning run.

The Colombian scored just his second United goal, cancelling out Christian Benteke's beautiful opener for the hosts.

Gabby Agbonlahor's controversial red card after a 50-50 challenge with Ashley Young forced Villa to play the final 25 minutes with 10 men, but they held on to end United's six-game winning streak and earn a deserved point.