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On This Day in Football: Ford runs out of gas, Arsenal trigger Chelsea’s downfall

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On this day in 2001, the legend that is Tony Ford made the last of his incredible 931 appearances in the Football League.

Born in Grimsby, Ford began his footballing journey with his hometown club back in 1975. He made his debut for Grimsby Town at the age of 16 in the old Third Division before amassing 355 appearances for the Mariners in eleven seasons.

Former Liverpool star blasts Tottenham – Poch must win trophies

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Jamie Redknapp says Mauricio Pochettino must deliver silverware at Tottenham with the strength of the squad he has available.

Redknapp hit out at Spurs after they blew a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 against West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, accusing his former club of being complacement.

“I’d go as far as to there was too much arrogance from Tottenham,” he told Sky Sports.

On This Day in Football: The Football Association is formed

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On this day in 1863, representatives from eleven football clubs and schools sat down at the Freemasons’ Tavern on Great Queen Street, London and formed the Football Association.

Before the formation of the FA, there were no established laws of the game that clubs adhered to.

Chelsea vs Everton Starting Lineups: Unsworth benches two top class stars in tough away game

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Chelsea host Everton in the Carabao Cup tonight and they will be looking to add to the Toffees’ miseries with another win.

Everton are going through a slump right now and it has cost Ronald Koeman his job. David Unsworth will take charge of the Merseysiders tonight and it will be interesting to see whether he can get turn things around.

Bravo stars as Manchester City see off Wolves in shoot-out

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was the Premier League leaders’ hero as they beat Championship leaders Wolves in a penalty shoot-out to book their place in the quarter-finals of the English League Cup on Tuesday.

Despite chances at both ends, the Etihad Stadium clash was still scoreless after 30 minutes of extra time, sending the tie to spot-kicks.

Bravo stars as Manchester City see off Wolves in shoot-out

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was the Premier League leaders’ hero as they beat Championship leaders Wolves in a penalty shoot-out to book their place in the quarter-finals of the English League Cup on Tuesday.

Despite chances at both ends, the Etihad Stadium clash was still scoreless after 30 minutes of extra time, sending the tie to spot-kicks.

On This Day in Football: The Blonde Arrow strikes, Liverpool create history

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On this day in 1953, Alfredo Di Stefano made his debut for Real Madrid in a friendly against French club AS Nancy. Los Blancos lost the game 4-2 but Di Stefano managed to get a debut goal for his new club.

Di Stefano is often regarded as one of the greatest players to ever play the game.

Disappointed Everton fans react to the EFL Cup draw against Chelsea: It was fun while it lasted

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Everton have been drawn against Chelsea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Premier League champions Chelsea thrashed Nottingham Forest 5-1 in the last round of the competition and they will be looking for another big win against the Toffees now.

Meanwhile, Everton secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Sunderland thanks to a brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Leeds United star sends out a message to the fans after last night's thrilling win over Burnley

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Leeds United picked up a morale-boosting win over Burnley in the Carabao Cup last night and goalscorer Hadi Sacko was delighted with his goal and the performance last night.

The 23-year-old winger came on in the second half and scored the first goal of the game. The match ended 2-2 and the Championship outfit managed to beat Burnley in a penalty shootout.

23-yr-old West Ham star sends out a message after Bolton victory, delighted fans react on Twitter

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West Ham picked up a comfortable 3-0 win over Bolton Wanderers in the Carabao Cup last night and Arthur Masuaku’s screamer was the highlight of the night.

Angelo Ogbonna and Diafra Sakho scored the other two goals for the Hammers.

Slaven Bilic was under a lot of pressure and he will be delighted with the win.

Antonio Conte heaps praise on Nottingham Forest

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Chelsea will host Nottingham Forest in the English League Cup third round on Wednesday.

And ahead of the tie at Stamford Bridge, Blues boss Antonio Conte has offered his adulation for the world dominating Forest side under Brian Clough back in the late 1970’s.

Conte claimed that he saw them lift the European Cup under Clough and despite Forest’s change in fortunes in the last few decades, they are still a club worthy of respect.

Koeman confident that Everton can turn things around ahead of Sunderland clash

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes his side can bounce back from their miserable four-match losing streak as he prepares for the Carabao Cup tie with Sunderland on Wednesday.

The Toffees are on a soul crushing run of defeats in the last four outings without scoring a single goal.

4-2-3-1 v Barnsley: Pochettino likely to field this new look Spurs lineup for today's cup game; Team News & Predicted Lineup

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Tottenham host Barnsley in the third round of the Carabao Cup tonight and the Londoners will be hoping to get back to winning ways.

They were held to a 0-0 draw against Swansea at the weekend and the fans will be expecting a response from the players here.

Spurs will want to win a trophy this season and the Carabao Cup could be their best shot.

Everton and Sunderland to commemorate Bradley Lowery

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Everton are hosting Sunderland in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday at Goodison Park.

And it has been confirmed that the two sides will wear shirts promoting the Bradley Lowery Foundation. Bradley was a huge Sunderland fan who tragically passed away this year battling a long term illness called neuroblastoma, which is a very rare form of cancer.

4-2-3-1 v Burnley: Leeds set to field strong lineup for cup game, these 4 stars should start; Team News & Predicted Lineup

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Burnley host Leeds United in the third round of the Carabao Cup this week and the Championship outfit will be hoping to pull off an upset here.

The Whites travel to Turf Moor tomorrow and they will be hoping to continue their good run of form against Sean Dyche’s men.

Former Leeds United duo Charlie Taylor and Chris Wood will be looking to make an impression against their former side and this should be an interesting contest.

4-4-2 v Bolton: Bilic without these 4 first team West Ham players for vital cup game; Team News and Predicted Lineup

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West Ham United host Bolton Wanderers in the Carabao Cup this week and the Hammers will be looking to qualify for the next round of the competition with a win tomorrow.

The Hammers were quite impressive against Cheltenham in the last round and they will be confident of securing a win against the Championship outfit as well.

Major blow for Leicester, Shakespeare confirms these 3 stars are likely to miss the Liverpool game

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Liverpool travel to King Power Stadium for their Carabao Cup clash against Leicester City tomorrow night and the visitors will be looking to get back to winning ways.

The Reds have not won any of their last three matches in all competitions and Jurgen Klopp’s men will be under a lot of pressure to turn it around.

On This Day in Football: WW2 puts an end to football, Boca win Libertadores

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The Football League was suspended on this day in 1939 due to the outbreak of the Second World War.

The Luftwaffe almost decimated the Polish town of Wielun on September 1, destroying more than 75% of the city and killing nearly 1,200 inhabitants. Two days later, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain declared war on the Nazis.

Opinion: Newcastle United and Southampton got what they deserved

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When will Premier League managers learn?

Newcastle United and Southampton’s embarrassing exits from the Carabao Cup on Wednesday leaves both clubs with just the FA Cup as a realistic target this season.

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez made ten changes to his line-up against Nottingham Forest, while Saints’ manager Mauricio Pellegrino made six against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

West Ham may have finally found their striker

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West Ham United will already be fighting an uphill battle after a disappointing start to the Premier League season. Two heavy defeats have seen The Irons plummet to the bottom of the table.

The squad will certainly be itching to play at home again in London Stadium after two difficult away trips to Manchester United and Southampton.

Bournemouth boss at a loss for words after Watford defeat

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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says he cannot put a finger on why his side lost at home against Watford on Sunday.

The Cherries were humbled 2-0 at Dean Court thanks to goals from Richarlison and second half substitute Etienne Capoue. This was Bournemouth’s second defeat on the trot after last week’s 1-0 loss against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

How war in the Middle East changed English football

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In October 1973, Israel and a coalition of some Arab nations engaged in a conflict known as the Yom Kippur War. The discord commenced when the Arab coalition launched attacks on several Israeli-occupied territories on Yom Kippur or ‘The Day of Atonement’ – the holiest day in Judaism.

The fighting mostly took place in the Golan Heights, Sinai and the other areas under Israeli occupation since the Six-Day War in 1967.

Manchester United v Liverpool in trophies – Which club has won more titles?

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4-2-3-1 vs Southampton: Blow for Mourinho, Man Utd without these 2 key stars for cup final; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United vs Southampton Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s League Cup fixture.

Manchester United vs Southampton
League Cup 2016/17
26th February, 16:30 pm BST
Wembley Stadium, London
Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs Southampton live on Sky Sports 1

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United and Southampton go head to head in the League cup final this weekend.

4-3-3 vs Southampton: Klopp without top class Liverpool star for vital cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Liverpool vs Southampton Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s League Cup fixture.

Liverpool vs Southampton
English League Cup 2016/17
25th January, 19:45 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool
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Liverpool Team News & Preview

Liverpool host Southampton in the second leg of the League Cup semi-finals this week.

4-2-3-1 vs Hull: Mourinho without these 2 Man Utd first team players for vital cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Hull City vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s League Cup fixture.

Hull City vs Manchester United
English League Cup 2016/17
26th January, 19:45 pm BST
KCOM Stadium, Hull
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Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United will look to secure their place in the League cup finals when they take on Hull City in the second leg of the semi-finals later this week.

Arsenal's Southampton loss reflects broader issues of stadium switch

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As I watched Arsenal succumbing to a second-string Southampton side at a dreary and sparsely populated Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, my mind drifted back to a League Cup game from a decade ago.

It was a mid-week fixture between Arsenal and Wigan and it was freezing but the stadium was packed (aside from empty seats in the Wigan end) and the atmosphere frenzied.

4-2-3-1 v West Ham: Major blow for Mourinho, Man Utd without 4 key stars for must win EFL Cup clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United vs West Ham Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s EFL Cup fixture.

Manchester United vs West Ham United
EFL Cup 2016/17
30th November 2016, 20:00 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester
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Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United host West Ham United for the second time in the space of a few days on Wednesday.

4-3-3 v Leeds: Klopp without 4 top class Liverpool stars for must win cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Liverpool vs Leeds Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s EFL Cup fixture.

Liverpool vs Leeds United
EFL Cup 2016/17
29th November, 19:45 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool
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Liverpool Team News & Preview

Liverpool host Leeds United in the EFL cup this week and Jurgen Klopp‘s men will be looking to secure safe passage to the next round with a comfortable home win.

4-2-3-1 vs Southampton: Wenger without 7 Arsenal first team players for must win cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Arsenal vs Southampton Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s EFL Cup fixture.

Arsenal vs Southampton
EFL Cup 2016/17
30th November, 19:45 pm BST
Emirates, London
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Arsenal Team News & Preview

Arsenal host Southampton in the EFL cup this week and the Gunners will be looking to extend their fine run of form with a win in front of the home fans.

EFL Cup: Manchester United, Arsenal face all Premier League clash in Quarter-Finals

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Manchester United will face West Ham in the stand-out tie of the EFL Cup quarter-finals, while Liverpool will face Championship side Leeds United.

Arsenal will welcome Southampton at the Emirates and Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United will travel to KCOM Stadium to face Hull City.

3-4-3 v West ham: Conte's strongest possible Chelsea lineup for must win EFL Cup clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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West Ham vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this week’s EFL Cup fixture.

West Ham vs Chelsea
EFL Cup 2016/17
26th October 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Olympic Stadium, London

West Ham Team News & Preview

West Ham United host Chelsea in the EFL Cup tomorrow night and the Hammers will be looking to pull off an upset in front of their own fans.

4-2-3-1 v Reading: Major blow for Wenger, Arsenal without 2 key stars for vital cup game; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Arsenal vs Reading Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this week’s EFL Cup fixture.

Arsenal vs Reading
EFL Cup 2016/17

25th October 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Emirates, London

Arsenal Team News & Preview

Arsenal host Reading in the EFL Cup later today and the Gunners will be looking to extend their fine run of form with another win.

League Cup

Tottenham boss delighted with striker, looks a good bet to score against West Ham

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Mauricio Pochettino believes Fernando Llorente is the ideal man to challenge star striker Harry Kane at Tottenham.

The 32-year-old joined Spurs in the summer, but Kane’s form has restricted him to a bit-part role this season.

Llorente will start against West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday and Pochettino has urged the Spaniard to grasp the opportunity.

Cup throws up “mad” derby as Blackburn draw Burnley

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The early stages of the Carabou Cup – or the League Cup if you’re a traditionalist – often fails to get the pulses racing.

This year’s second round draw has thrown up some less than inspiring ties, with games such as Brighton versus Barnet and Stoke against Rochdale likely to feature plenty of second string players strutting their stuff in front of lots of empty seats.

Manchester United

English teenager to decide which trophies count in Manchester United v Liverpool row, announce FIFA

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Mourinho eying changes for Europa League St Etienne 2nd leg

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Paris (AFP) – Jose Mourinho will likely ring the changes again as Manchester United look to wrap up their progress to the Europa League last 16 away to Saint-Etienne on Wednesday.

A Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick led them to a 3-0 victory in last week’s Old Trafford first leg and barring an alarming meltdown, the English giants should comfortably see out the second leg in France.

Mourinho eying changes for Europa League St Etienne 2nd leg

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Paris (AFP) – Jose Mourinho will likely ring the changes again as Manchester United look to wrap up their progress to the Europa League last 16 away to Saint-Etienne on Wednesday.

A Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick led them to a 3-0 victory in last week’s Old Trafford first leg and barring an alarming meltdown, the English giants should comfortably see out the second leg in France.

The Rest

4-4-2 v Middlesbrough: Bruce likely to rest this top class Villa star for vital cup game; Team News & Predicted Lineup

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Aston Villa host Middlesbrough in the Carabao cup later tonight and the home side will be looking to get their season back on track with a win.

The Villans have had a very poor start to their season but their win over Barnsley will have given them some confidence heading into this game. Steve Bruce’s men managed to win 3-0 this Saturday.

Stoke City to land PSG star in shock transfer swoop

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Paris Saint-German winger Jesé Rodriguez has rejected an offer from Italian outfit Fiorentina in favour of Stoke City, according to reports in Italy.

La Nazione are reporting that the Spaniard prefers to play in the English Premier League and is keen to join Mark Hughes’ team.