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Top 10 Highest Scoring Soccer Clubs in England Top Flight History

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The graph below shows the ten clubs who have amassed the most goalsin the history of English football's top division, ranging from the pre-Premier League era (First Division) right through to the present day.

Rather surprisingly, particularly to those of a younger generation, Everton and Aston Villa head the list, beatingthe modern day behemoths of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Aston Villa’s Tom Cleverley pawns personalised Man Utd watch

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Hublot once belonging to Tom Cleverly of @ManUtd for sale. One only ever made. Individual & Special piece. pic.twitter.com/UD273P6Xoa ...

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho goads Man Utd legend Roy Keane

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Jose Mourinho has goaded Roy Keane after the Irishman's attack on his "disgraceful" conduct last month in offering a handshake...

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United consider £12m move for centre-back

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Manchester United might have to pay as much as £12m to sign Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar in January.

According to ESPN, Villa will accept the probability of losing their centre-half but Paul Lambert will only allow his club captain to leave if Villa's financial demands are met.

Vlaar's contract is set to expire at the end of the season, though United could be forced into action as early as January, given their lack options at centre-back.

Aston Villa ‘demand £12m’ from Man Utd for Ron Vlaar

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Aston Villa have reportedly told Manchester United to pay £12m if they want to land Ron Vlaar in the January transfer window. Club sources say that...

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Tom Cleverley could still have Man Utd future, says Brian McClair

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Tom Cleverley could still have a Manchester United future despite being shipped out on loan to Aston Villa for the season, according to the...

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10 Of The Worst English Soccer Transfers Of All Time

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In the world of soccer, so much of the attention by the media is focused on the enormous transfers and all of the stars who are playing at the top level. But very little, if any, focus is placed on the worst transfers —the ones that make you wonder what the manager and chairman was thinking when they signed a new player.

Aston Villa ‘need to double Ron Vlaar’s wages’ to keep Man Utd at bay

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Aston Villa will have to double captain Ron Vlaar's salary to avoid losing him to Manchester United, according to reports. United boss Louis...

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Man Utd set for £4m January bid for Aston Villa’s Ron Vlaar

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will launch a move for Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar in January, according to reports. The United boss is...

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Roy Keane laments lack of characters at Man Utd now

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Roy Keane has lamented the lack of characters at Manchester United today with the former captain saying he does not recognise the club anymore. The...

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Roy Keane launches scathing attack on ex-Man Utd boss Alex Ferguson

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Roy Keane has launched a scathing attack on his former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson who he brandishes "ridiculous" for...

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Roy Keane: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho lucky he did not get knocked out

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane says Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could of got "knocked out" for his antics in offering to shake hands...

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Man Utd legend Roy Keane disgusted by “s**t Dancing Queen” song when Sunderland boss

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane says he was disgusted when he heard Abba's "s**t Dancing Queen" song being played before his...

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Roy Keane Speaks His Mind Because He Doesn’t Need Public Approval

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Fans should be prepared for the next few daysbecause they are about to receive a media blitz following the release of former Manchester United captain Roy Keane's new book, Roy Keane: The Second Half. The international break is upon us and news stories are normally hard to come by during this time.

Roy Keane: Alex Ferguson has massive ego and still wants Man Utd control

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Roy Keane has continued his ongoing feud with his former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson by claiming he has a massive ego who still wants...

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Ex-Man Utd star Roy Keane admits to headbutting Peter Schmeichel

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Roy Keane has admitted to headbutting his former teammate Peter Schmeichel during a drink fuelled row when they were touring in Asia for Manchester...

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English Premier League

Player Ratings: Everton 3 Aston Villa 0

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Smiles were brought back to Goodison Park as the Everton faithful witnessed their team finally announce themselves for this season. The team's 3-0 win over Aston Villa was much needed, and much deserved.

Roberto Martinez had clearly worked hard with the team on the training pitch to improve the defensive side of Everton's game an area which had been the team's Achilles heel in their relatively poor start to the season.

Everton 3 – Aston Villa 0, subs in the Bundesliga

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Tim Howard and Everton won a meeting of USMNT goalkeepers in the Premier League and several Americans subbed on for Bundesliga clubs. Read More

Roberto Martinez Lavishes Praise on Barkley After Everton’s 3-0 Win Against Aston Villa

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez hailed the return of Ross Barkley after the England international's first appearance of the season contributed to their first home league win.

The 20-year-old played 65 minutes after recovering from a knee injury on the eve of the campaign and was instrumental in the 3-0 victory against Aston Villa, pulling the strings as Phil Jagielka and Romelu Lukaku scored before Seamus Coleman, also coming back from injury, added the third.

Preview: Everton vs Aston Villa

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Aston Villa will complete their consecutive run of fixtures against last season's top five when they visit Goodison Park to face Everton on Saturday....

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6 Players That Arsenal Should Pursue In The January Transfer Window

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Although Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal brass had a successful summer transfer period (including signing Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers, David Ospina, and Danny Welbeck), there appears to still be unfinished business with incoming transfers. While Arsenal won't secure all of the following transfers, let's take a look at six possible transfer targets for the Gunners in the upcoming January transfer market.

8 Celebrities Who Are True Hardcore Soccer Supporters

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As soccer has become a truly global sport, it's no surprise that so many celebrities have gotten in on the fun. For some celebrities, their fandom isn't surprising, especially those from countries in which soccer is a huge deal. Some are also so vocal about their clubs that it's common knowledge (*cough* Piers Morgan).

Premier League Tactics Corner – Gameweek 7

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Two of fluid attacks were on in form in the Premier League at the weekend via Manchester City and Southampton.

Manchester City

The 4-4-2 has a lot of critics in the modern game. Some say it cannot be played because the shape gets outmanned in midfield. Others say the 4-4-2 is too predictable – too old school.

Soccer Scores: Losses in the Premier League for USMNT players

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Results didn't go the way for American goalkeepers in the Premier League as we look at how USMNT players did in Europe and Mexico. Read More

Top five conclusions: Aston Villa 0-2 Manchester City

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1. Manuel Pellegrini's man management skills triumphed Yaya Toure has always offered more offensively than he does defensively. Few questioned his...

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Tactical Review: Aston Villa 0-2 Manchester City

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Aston Villa tactics The main plan for Villa manager Paul Lambert was to prevent City from sustaining momentum in possession by pressing for the ball...

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Everton

Everton 3-0 Aston Villa – Toffees Back On Track After Slick Victory Against Villans (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Everton 3-0 Aston Villa Premier League 18th October 2014

Everton produced their best display of the season so far at Goodison on Saturday, as they cruised to a 3-0 win against Aston Villa.

With Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman both back in action, the Toffees looked more like the vibrant side which did so well in 2013/14 and within 18 minutes of the kick-off the home side were ahead.

Everton v Aston Villa Match Facts and Predictions

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Aston Villa visit Goodison Park on the back of three consecutive defeats and Paul Lambert and Rot Keane will no doubt have been working on shoring up there defence during the International break while Everton haven't had the best of starts to the season either with Roberto Martinez's honeymoon period well and truly over and another defeat for either of these two sides tomorrow will have alarm bells ringing both from Liverpool to Birmingham!

Liverpool’s Adam Lallana, Everton’s Leighton Baines and Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph start for England vs Estonia

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England team: 1 Hart 2 Chambers 3 Baines 4 Henderson 5 Cahill 6 Jagielka 7 Wilshere 8 Delph 9 Welbeck 10 Rooney (c) 11 Lallana #EstvEng ...

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Chelsea

HAZARD TALKS OF MOURINHO

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Following on with the next instalment of the Eden Hazard interview, the Belgian talks of his start to the season and his relationship with Jose Mourinho.

He said:

"It all goes well for me at Chelsea. Maybe this has been the best start in my career so far, although it isn't reflected in the stats.

Chelsea target Jack Grealish signs new Aston Villa contract

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BREAKING NEWS: @JackGrealish1 signs new four-year deal. More to follow. #AVFC pic.twitter.com/XFNEGt97yW Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial)...

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A Short History of Football and Music: the 1990s

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[I]f football and music were starting to find common ground as the Nineties dawned, this was still very much at the underground level. The homespun productions of the fanzine movement cut across both disciplines and the offbeat haircut-chronicling and socially conscious When Saturday Comes reader identified more with fans of quintessentially indie jokers Half Man Half Biscuit, purveyors of such memorable ditties as All I want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague Away Kit, Dickie Davies Eyes and I was a Teenage Armchair Honved Fan.

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Kieron Dyer Reveals The Reason Behind His Infamous On-Pitch Fight With Newcastle Teammate Lee Bowyer

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By Chris Wright

Nearly a decade on from that fateful day at St. James' Park, former Newcastle winger Kieron Dyer has lifted the lid on his infamous on-pitch altercation with teammate Lee Bowyer during a game against Aston Villa back in 2005.

As the play went on up-field, Dyer and Bowyer came to blows in the middle of the pitch during Newcastle's 0-3 defeat and whilethe incident has reached a fairly high level of notoriety among footballing circles, the exact reason for the tussle had never been divulged.

Aston Villa, Newcastle and Stoke keen to sign Burnley’s Danny Ings next summer

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Burnley striker Danny Ings is reportedly prepared to see out his contract and move to another Premier League side next summer. The 22-year-old is...

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Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph could face shoulder surgery

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Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph could be facing a lengthy layoff amid fears he will need surgery on a shoulder injury. The 24-year-old fell...

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Photo: Aston Villa assistant boss Roy Keane shaves his beard

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We can confirm #RIPtheBeard! Roy has decided to shave the night before our first home qualifier! #makethematch pic.twitter.com/2BQQMI7zIM FAI...

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Snapshot: The Beard Is Dead! Roy Keane Goes In Two-Footed On His Fabulous Facial Hair

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By Alan Duffy

Hirsutes you sir...

Along with all those juicy quotes from his book 'The Second Half', Roy Keane's magnificent two-tone beard has given us much joy in recent weeks. However, ahead of the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 clash with new-boys Gibraltar, Keane has decided to get rid of his facial fuzz.

Snapshot: Stiliyan Petrov Is Back Playing Football For His Local Sunday League Team…

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By Chris Wright

A cracking way to start the morning, with the cockle-warming news that former Aston Villa and Celtic midfielder Stiliyan Petrov is back playing football again after being forced into early retirement in May 2013after being diagnosed withleukaemia the year earlier.

Things that make you go hmmm.

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I thought this was supposed to be a crowded camp. Maybe the MLS playoff race took a hearty bite there. Also, the USMNT site has Ibarra as a forward, but Green as a midfielder. Dungetit. Then there's the obvious that call-ups no longer must be playing (apparently). Of course, you all already know what my final bug-eyed look is about, and his name is Eric.

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City – Citizens Leave It Late Against Valiant Villans (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Aston Villa 0-2 Manchester City Premier League 4th October 2014

Aston Villa's superb disciplined defensive display kept champions Manchester City at bay for all but the final eight minutes of this late game on Saturday at Villa Park.

Paul Lambert's side were solid and hard-working, leaving the Citizens struggling to break them down for most of the game.