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Cardiff Say Defeat Against Crystal Palace Should Not Stand; Send Formal Complaint to Premier League

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Cardiff City have sent a 5-page formal complaint to the Premier League to argue that the club's 3-0 loss against Crystal Palace should not stand because the Cardiff team line-up was leaked to Palace manager Tony Pulis before kick-off, according to BBC Sport.

The text message allegedly read: "Straight from Gunnarsson their line up is 4-4-2 Marshall, KTC, Caulker, Turner, Taylor, Daehli, Medel, Mutch, Zaha, Campbell, Jones".

Cardiff City Ask Premier League To Void Crystal Palace Defeat Over Alleged ‘Team Leak’ Espionage

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By Chris Wright

Cardiff City have reportedly written to the Premier League to formally request that their defeat against Crystal Palace from earlier this month be voided entirely on the grounds of ESPIONAGE.

BBC Sport are claiming to have seen the five-page letter, sent to the Premier League by Cardiff's legal team, which kindly requests that the 3-0 loss against Palace on April 5th be struck from the record books on account of Palace's sporting directorIain Moody (who was sacked by Cardiff in October last year, only to be snapped up by Palace the following month) successfully obtaining The Bluebirds' starting line-up for the game beforehand.

Manchester United ready to sell £10m winger in the summer

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Manchester United ready to sell £10m winger in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are expected to undergo a hell lot of change in the summer. David Moyes will be handed a hefty transfer kitty, and we're guessing, there will be lots of ins and outs.

Wilfried Zaha is one of those, who could be facing exit from Old Trafford, according to Daily Mail.

Premier League Power Rankings After Gameweek 31

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The arrival of spring means many things to people. The days get longer, snow melts as the sun shines again after it's wintery absence, flowers begin to bloom, and the English Premier League enters the business end of the season. It is in this final stretch where legends are made and unforgettable moments occur.

What If European Soccer Clubs Got An ‘Americanized’ Makeover? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The name, colors, and identity are etched in the tradition of a soccer club. Recently, however, a couple of Premier League owners have tried to re-brand their clubs in an effort to appeal to a more international audience. Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan changed the club's traditional colors from blue to red and reportedly has discussed renaming the club to the Cardiff Dragons.

Top five conclusions: Cardiff 3-6 Liverpool

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1. Fabio still showing moments of immaturity Fabio Da Silva showed more promise than his twin brother Rafael when they both moved to Manchester United. Now Rafael is the first choice full-back at Old Trafford and Fabio has been shipped out. He is struggling to put in disciplined performances. Fabio's problems were highlighted in this [.

Tactical Review: Cardiff 3-6 Liverpool

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When the season has less than 10 games to go, every strength and weakness in a team is crystal clear. Brendan Rodgers may have Liverpool close to winning the league than they have been in years but he knows that there is very little he can do tactically to stop his team from leaking too [...]

PHOTO: Hat-trick hero Luis Suarez holding the match ball

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PHOTO: Hat-trick hero Luis Suarez holding the match ball - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's juggernaut rolls on, as the Reds wrestled back into the title race, after earning an emphatic 6-3 victory against Cardiff City on Saturday in the Premier League.

Despite going down twice in the match, Liverpool bounced back and sealed the tie in the end through goals from Daniel Sturridge, Martin Skrtel brace and Luis Suarez, who scored his third hat-trick of the season.

Liverpool Only Have Themselves to Blame If They Don’t Win the Premier League Title

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One year ago, Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 at Anfield for the Reds first win against a team above them in the table that season. They finished the season in seventh, twelve points off the coveted fourth spot and twenty-eight points off the champions Manchester United.

Now, after Saturday's emphatic 5-3 away victory against Cardiff City, Liverpool sit second in the table, just four points behind Chelsea while Brendan Rodgers' side have one game in hand.

Preview: Cardiff vs Liverpool

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High-flying Liverpool are on the road again after thumping bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend. Cardiff City come into this game in dire need of points as they sit 19th in the table, just a point above the bottom-placed Fulham and three points below Crystal Palace in 17th. The last time these [.

Possible Liverpool Starting Line-Up Against Cardiff

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Possible Liverpool Starting Line-Up Against Cardiff - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will travel to Wales on Saturday to face Cardiff City in the Premier League, with the Reds looking to close the gap on leaders Chelsea at the top.

Although Brendan Rodgers still remaining coy about the title race, the spirit in the Reds camp is very high, especially after their fantastic 3-0 triumph over Manchester United at Old Trafford in their last match.

Why Modern Football is Not a Business

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These days, it is common to hear soccer fans saying something like "of course, soccer is just like any other business now." It is a phrase intended to establish the speaker as a hard-nosed realist, puncturing idealistic delusions about the beautiful game with a knowing appreciation of the forces of profit and commerce that are now said to underpin the sport.

Vincent Tan May Face Investigation For Offering Cardiff Players Illegal £3.7m Bonus To Avoid Relegation

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By Chris Wright

According to the Daily Mail, Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan is staring down the barrel of a Premier League investigation over allegations he has offered his players an illegal bonus as an incentive to avoiding relegation this season before Sunday's game against Tottenham.

Vincent Tan Offered Cardiff Players Illegal Bonus Before Spurs Game: Nightly Soccer Report

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As if Cardiff City's first and perhaps only season in the Premier League couldn't have gotten any worse, but now the league is investigating claims that club owner Vincent Tan offered his players an illegal bonus of £3.7million to avoid relegation.

The Guardiannewspaper reports that Tan met with the players before last weekend's game against Tottenham and offered the bonus, which would be split among the footballers as a reward for keeping the club in the top flight this season.

Rodgers plots move for Cardiff star, Moyes targets ex-Man City defender

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Rodgers plots move for Cardiff star, Moyes targets ex-Man City defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been a joy to watch this season. The attacking unit of Suarez, Sturrigde and Sterling have wrecked havoc this season and overall their sleek passing game is highly entertaining.

Tottenham vs Cardiff: A must-win for the hosts

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Tottenham vs Cardiff: A must-win for the hosts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham take on Cardiff at White Hart Lane on Sunday with pressure on the hosts to gain three points.

With a six-point gap between Spurs in fifth and Liverpool in fourth, the North Londoners have a chance to close the deficit as the Reds travel to face a tricky fixture against Southampton on Saturday.

A Sort Of Blues Return At Cardiff City

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For all the bullying and coming from their club of late, supporters of Hull City can at least take a crumb of comfort from the fact that, on the pitch, their team is holding its own in the Premier League at the moment this season. This isn't a luxury that is currently being extended to the long-suffering supporters of Cardiff City.

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Southampton 0-1 Cardiff – Super Cala Keeps Bluebirds’ Fragile Yet Realistic Title Hopes Alive (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Southampton 0-1 Cardiff City Premier League 12th April 2014

Southampton may have dominated for large periods of this game at St. Mary's on Saturday, but ultimately it was the visitors Cardiff who would come away with a precious three points.

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.

Cardiff 0-3 Crystal Palace – Pulis’ Eagles Pack A Puncheon In Wales (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Cardiff City 0-3 Crystal Palace Premier League 5th April 2014

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's disastrous tenure as Cardiff boss continued on Saturday as the Norwegian watched his side lose 3-0 at home to Crystal Palace. Jason Puncheon netted a brace with from Blurbird Joe Ledley also getting in on the act as Tony Pulis' side produced an impressive display at both ends of the pitch.

Everton 2-1 Cardiff – Coleman Winner Harsh On Struggling Bluebirds (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Everton 2-1 Cardiff City Premier League 15th March 2014

Poor old Cardiff, the Welsh side just aren't getting the rub of the green at the moment as relegation looks more and more unavoidable.

At Goodison Park on Saturday, a sliced effort from Seamus Coleman at the death robbed Cardiff of a share of the points after Juan Cala had cancelled outGerard Deulofeu's opener.

Tottenham 1-0 Cardiff – Soldado Ends Barren Spell As Lilywhites Win At The Lane (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Cardiff City Premier League 2nd March 2014

Since taking over at beleaguered Cardiff, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was enjoyed just one win in eight Premier League games, with Sunday's defeat at White Hart Lane keeping his side three points away from safety.

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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.

Cardiff captain Mark Hudson gives his kids comedy moustaches

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Cardiff skipper Mark Hudson suffered a further injury setback earlier this week but it looks like he's finding ways to keep his spirits up. With wife Marie-Louise away on holiday with fellow Cardiff WAGs Kelly McNaughton and Shelley Cowie, the Hudson boys decided to have a bit of fun. Hudson branded his efforts "Le [.

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Tottenham ‘consider re-signing’ Steven Caulker from Cardiff

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Tottenham are said to be considering a move to bring Steven Caulker back to the club, just a year after he was sold to Cardiff City. The 22-year-old move to the Bluebirds last summer in an £8m deal. Many Spurs supporters were surprised to see the youth team graduate just as he was starting to [...]

The Despotism & Ignorance Of Vincent Tan

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Perhaps now we at least might have some understanding of why Vincent Tan has been so insistent on the subject of changing the colours of Cardiff City's shirts over this last couple of years or so. By wearing red, all associated with the club are better prepared to mask the redness of their faces as the club's owner repeatedly drags its name through the mud.

Liverpool

Visualized: Liverpool 6-3 Cardiff City

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Previous Match Infographics: Manchester United (a), Southampton (a), Swansea (h), Fulham (a), Arsenal (h), West Brom (a), Everton (h), Aston Villa (h), Stoke (a), Hull (h), Chelsea (a), Manchester City (a), Cardiff (h), Tottenham (a), West Ham (h), Norwich (h), Hull City (a), Everton (a), Fulham (h), Arsenal (a), West Brom (h), Newcastle (a), Crystal Palace (h), Sunderland (a), Southampton (h), Swansea (a), Manchester United (h), Aston Villa (a), Stoke (h)

As always, match data from Stats Zone and Squawka.

Man Utd legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘couldn’t care less’ if Liverpool are title contenders

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Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wasn't in the mood for assessing Liverpool's assault on the Premier League title after his side's 3-6 defeat to them. After the game, the former Manchester United striker was asked whether the Reds looked like potential title winners. He replied: "I couldn't care less.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Delivers Truly Immense Post-Match Interview After Liverpool Pasting (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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Ole Gunnar Solskajer replies “Couldn’t care less” when asked whether Liverpool are title challengers

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Liverpool 6-3 Cardiff City

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Goals:
Mutch 9' 88'
Suarez 16' 60' 90+6'
Campbell 25'
Skrtel 41' 54'
Sturridge 75'

You can see the progression over the last few months ago. In January, a very similar match ended 2-2 against Aston Villa. In February, it ends 3-2 at Fulham, thanks to a fortuitous late penalty.

Football GIF: Daniel Sturridge Feeds Luis Suarez With Tricky Dicky Backheel Assist vs Cardiff City

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By Chris Wright

Daniel Sturridge put one on a gilded platter for Luis Suarez with a cute little back-heel across the Cardiff City area during Liverpool's impressive 6-3 demolition job this afternoon...

Bit of debate among the Pies' knitting circle as to whether or not The Studger intended the flick as a pass to Suarez or whether it was more of a "try it and hope for the best" kind of affair but, after all, it matters not.

Liverpool at Cardiff 03.22.14

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11am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
3-1 Liverpool (h) 12.21.13
2-2 [3-2 on penalties] Liverpool (n; League Cup) 02.26.12
2-1 Liverpool (h; League Cup) 10.31.07
0-4 Cardiff (h) 12.19.59

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 3-0 United (a); 3-0 Southampton (a); 4-3 Swansea (h)
Cardiff: 1-2 Everton (a); 3-1 Fulham (h); 0-1 Tottenham (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Suarez 24; Sturridge 18; Gerrard 8; Sterling 7; Skrtel 4; Coutinho, Henderson 3; Agger, Flanagan, Moses, Sakho 1
Cardiff: Campbell 5; Caulker, Mutch 4; Whittingham 2; Bellamy, Kim, Cala, Gunnarsson, Jones, Noone, Odemwingie 1

Referee: Neil Swarbrick

Liverpool have lost all three Premier League matches that Neil Swarbrick has refereed.

Southampton’s Luke Shaw, Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling and Cardiff’s Steven Caulker named in England squad

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Southampton defender Luke Shaw has been called up to England's squad to face Denmark next week. The 18-year-old is promoted from Gareth Southagate's England Under-21 side for his first senior call-up. Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has been rewarded for his excellent form with a recall to Roy Hodgson's squad, while Cardiff defender Steven Caulker is [.

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Newcastle After Manchester United Winger

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It's fair to say that the move to Manchester United from Crystal Palace has been a disaster for 21 year-old winger Wilfried Zaha, and in January he went on loan to Cardiff City, with no big clubs coming in for the once top-rated youngster. Wilfried Zaha disastrous season for the youngster But Wilfried has [.

Man Utd ‘prepared to sell’ Wilfried Zaha

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Manchester United could sell youngster Wilfried Zaha just a year after he joined them, according to reports. The former Crystal Palace winger was signed in January 2013, but only linked up with the champions last summer. He made just two starts under David Moyes before being sent to Cardiff City on loan earlier this year.

Everton v Cardiff Pre-Match Facts and Predictions

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Cardiff will be hoping to add to last weeks Fulham victory at Goodison Park today however given Everton's home form and the fact the Welsh side haven't come on as some thought they would when Ole Gunnar Solksjaer arrived so it could be a long afternoon for the Bluebirds.

Best Bet: Everton to win both halves @2/1

Scorecast: Everton 2-0 @5/1.

‘I’m Not A Villain, The British Press Is A Little Bit Racist’ – Top 6 Quotes From Vincent Tan’s BBC Sport Interview

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By Chris Wright

Having polished off his 20-foot, dragon-shaped birthday cake, Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan gave an interview to BBC Sport earlier in the week that is scheduled to air during this Saturday's Football Focus (at least we assume it is), in which the Malaysian businessman does his outright to refute the British perception of him being a cartoon villain.

England Squad For Denmark Friendly Announced – Southampton’s Luke Shaw Recieves First Call-Up

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By Chris Wright

Mucho congratulatorios to 18-year-old Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, who has played his way into Roy Hodgson's 30-man squad for England's friendly game against Denmark at Wembley next Wednesday.

Along with Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana, Shaw's inclusion ensures Hodgson will have a quartet of Saints to pick from.

Cardiff City Owner Vincent Tan Honoured In Malaysia With 20-Metre-Long, Dragon-Shaped Anniversary Cake (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

To mark the anniversary of the founding of his company, Berjaya, Vincent Tan was honoured with a collosal, 20-metre-long dragon-shaped birthday cake in Malaysia yesterday.

According to Wales Online, the huge dragon cake was the centrepiece of theBerjaya Founder's Day celebrations held on February 22 in Berjaya Times Square the gleaming 48-storey, 203m twin-tower hotel, condominium, indoor amusement park and shopping centre complex that Tan owns in Kuala Lumpur.