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Superb Mile Jedinak Free-Kick Stun’s Liverpool Again (Vine)

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There was to be no revenge mission today as Liverpool visited the real scene of their title collapse last season.

Despite taking the lead after just two minutes through Rickie Lambert Liverpool were out fought again as Palace hit three unanswered goals for a deserved victory with Mile Jedinak's superb 30 yard free-kick worthy to grace any stadium on a day Yannick Bolasie was superb!

Chris Brunt’s Awful Free-Kick Against Chelsea

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Chris Brunt's awful free-kick summed up 10 man West Brom's day at Stamford Bridge it ended up further from goal despite been hit from 40 odd yards!

Arsenal

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling Hopes to Build on Victory Against Arsenal

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Defender Chris Smalling is confident Manchester United's 2-1 win at Arsenal can serve as a platform on which to cement their place back in the top four of the Barclays Premier League.

United recorded their first away win under Louis van Gaal after weathering an early onslaught from the Gunners, when goalkeeper David De Gea saved one-on-one from Jack Wilshere.

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling Hopes to Build on Victory Against Arsenal

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Defender Chris Smalling is confident Manchester United's 2-1 win at Arsenal can serve as a platform on which to cement their place back in the top four of the Barclays Premier League.

United recorded their first away win under Louis van Gaal after weathering an early onslaught from the Gunners, when goalkeeper David De Gea saved one-on-one from Jack Wilshere.

Arsenal Taking Nothing For Granted Ahead of Tough Champions League Challenge

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Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has warned Arsenal must not take qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League as a formality even though they need just a point from their final two Group D matches.

The Gunners would have already been through along with leaders Borussia Dortmund, whom they host on Wednesday night, had they not thrown away a 3-0 lead against Anderlecht on Matchday Four.

Arsenal Taking Nothing For Granted Ahead of Tough Champions League Challenge

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Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has warned Arsenal must not take qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League as a formality even though they need just a point from their final two Group D matches.

The Gunners would have already been through along with leaders Borussia Dortmund, whom they host on Wednesday night, had they not thrown away a 3-0 lead against Anderlecht on Matchday Four.

Manchester United star Radamel Falcao confirms he is back in training

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Manchester United star Radamel Falcao confirms he is back in training - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has confirmed that he has returned to full training on Sunday.

The Colombian international has not featured for the Red Devils after picking up an injury before Chelsea clash at Old Trafford in October.

Top five conclusions: Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United

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1. This was a strange headline victory for Louis van Gaal's Manchester United career This was the biggest result for Van Gaal in his four months as...

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Photos and Tweets: Man Utd players react to victory over Arsenal

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Back home with 3 important points and a great player that never misses, @WayneRooney #MUFC pic.twitter.com/kYtnUjsvKh David De Gea (@D_DeGea)...

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Video: Man Utd captain Wayne Rooney forgets Arsenal scored against them

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Olivier Giroud's spectacular consolation goal immediately slipped Wayne Rooney's mind after Manchester United's 1-2 win at Arsenal....

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It is what it is….. hari kiri

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Arenal v Manchester United in recent history have always been special games, sometimes title deciders, but yesterday was a different affair with both teams not living up to their respective fans expectations, this season.

I thought especially in the first half we played far better than in recent weeks and yet clinical finishing was yet again our downfall.

Graphic: Man Utd’s Robin van Persie has 12 touches against Arsenal, 3 were corners

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie had only 12 touches during yesterday's game against his former club Arsenal. Three of those were...

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Newcastle United

It Wasn’t Easy – But Our Banks Of Four Were Strong

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22 year-old winger Sammy Ameobi is having his best ever season at Newcastle, and he put in another good performance yesterday at St. James' Park in the hard-fought 1-0 win over QPR. Sammy Ameobi in action on Saturday In fact Sammy got the assist that set up Moussa Sissoko for the winning goal after 78 [.

Huge Competition For Places Should Ensure More Top Displays

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Moussa Sissoko captained Newcastle yesterday in the absence of players like Fabricio Coloccini and Cheick Tiote, and Newcastle continued their winning ways and did what was necessary to beat QPR at St. James' Park, and it was a good goal from the captain for the day that won the game for the Magpies after 78 [.

Alan Pardew’s BBC Interview After 6th Successive Win

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Alan Pardew congratulates Sissoko after scoring Here is Alan Pardew's BBC Sports interview immediately after the game yesterday and at the time Alan was worried abouyt Ryan Taylor's potential injury but he got all the all clear last night and that was more great news for Newcastle. You can follow us on [.

Do Newcastle Really Have Strength In Depth This Season?

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Newcastle have put together a win of six games straight while having some injuries problems and the really encouraging news is that we have achieved the results with a lot of our younger players and fringe players. Mike Williamson in action yesterday against QPR And for example we have won those six in a row [.

Magpies Win Again – Despite Having Ten Top Players Out

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It's almost been too good to be true, and we had to pinch ourselves at the final whistle yesterday when Newcastle won the fifth league game in a row and the sixth in all competitions, and yet we still have a number of our top players out injured. Alan Pardew congratulates Moussa Sissoko yesterday after [.

Redknapp – Newcastle A Big Club With A Strong Squad

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We thought QPR played quite well yesterday, and their performances of late are much better than a team that is currently bottom of the league after they lost 1-0 at St. James' Park, and surprisingly bottom club Burnley won 2-1 at Stoke City, and go to 3rd bottom Harry Redknapp arrives at St. James' Park [.

Our Man Of The Match Yesterday Was Simply Terrific

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Moussa Sissoko is about fifth in line to be captain of Newcastle United, but he was handed the honor yesterday because Fabricio Coloccini, Cheick Tiote, Siem de Jong and Steven Taylor were all out injured, and the French International midfielder had another commanding and powerful performance for Newcastle yesterday in midfield, and scored the winning [.

He Was The Best Player On The Pitch

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Alan Pardew was a happy man after the game yesterday which was Newcastle's sixth win in a row, and he will be even happier with the news that Ryan Taylor is just fine, and the 30 year-old came off during the game because his knee felt uncomfortable, but Ryan has since tweeted there's nothing wrong [.

Great News – Ryan Taylor Tweets He’s OK

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It seems that world-famous American knee surgeon Richard Steadman was at the game today at St. James' Park to watch Ryan Taylor in his comeback game in the Premier league, but it all ended sadly for Ryan after he had been Newcastle's best player in the first 30 minutes of the game and [...]

Crystal Palace

Watch Jamie Carragher Slam Liverpool As Mentally Weak [VIDEO]

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Former Liverpool defender and current Sky Sports analyst Jamie Carragher slated the club's performances during 2014 today, labeling the side as having no leadership, showing no progress and being bullied and outclassed by a Crystal Palace side.

Carragher's arguments were televised on Sky Sports after the Palace-Liverpool game.

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool were low on confidence against Crystal Palace

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Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool were low on confidence against Crystal Palace - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that his side were low on confidence as the Reds suffered to a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

The Northern Irishman had rested goal-shy striker Mario Balotelli and started Rickie Lambert ahead of the Italian international.

Is Steven Gerrard holding back Liverpool?

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Is Steven Gerrard holding back Liverpool? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There's no doubting Steven Gerrard's place as a legend of English football and one of Liverpool's greatest ever players.

He sealed his place in folklore on that famous night in Istanbul, inspiring Liverpool to a stunning UEFA Champions League triumph against AC Milan.

Video: Rickie Lambert scores his first goal for Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

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Rickie Lambert needed just two minutes of today's game against Crystal Palace to score his first goal for Liverpool. The England international,...

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 12: TV Times & Open Thread

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

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool, 8:30am, CNBCand NBC Sports Live Extra
Hull City vs Spurs, 11am, NBCSNand NBC Sports Live Extra

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

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 12: TV Times & Open Thread

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

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool, 8:30am, CNBCand NBC Sports Live Extra
Hull City vs Spurs, 11am, NBCSNand NBC Sports Live Extra

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

Photos: Liverpool players arrive at Crystal Palace

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PHOTO: #LFC captain Steven Gerrard arrives at Selhurst Park ahead of today's clash with Crystal Palace pic.twitter.com/7rt3jhBFQq ...

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CONFIRMED: Crystal Palace vs Liverpool team news – Henderson and Balotelli both out, Lambert starts

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Crystal Palace team to face Liverpool Today's Palace line-up: pic.twitter.com/eEwdwYJ4kZ Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) November 23, 2014...

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Chelsea

Review of Didier Drogba Comic Book, ‘From Tito to Drogba’

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When I first heard that Didier Drogba's story was being told in comic form, I waited in eager anticipation to get my hands on the book. See, I read comic books on a weekly basis and head straight to my local comic store after work each Wednesday to pick up new issues. I do this largely because I think some of the best stories being told right now are in comic books.

Review of Didier Drogba Comic Book, ‘From Tito to Drogba’

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When I first heard that Didier Drogba's story was being told in comic form, I waited in eager anticipation to get my hands on the book. See, I read comic books on a weekly basis and head straight to my local comic store after work each Wednesday to pick up new issues. I do this largely because I think some of the best stories being told right now are in comic books.

Mourinho On Game Against Schalke: It’s Not Me Against Roberto Di Matteo

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Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea versus Schalke on Tuesday night should not be billed as a clash between him and his opposite number Roberto Di Matteo.

The Portuguese, now in his second spell at Stamford Bridge, is a firm fans' favorite in west London, despite having been unable to secure the European crown he won at Porto and Inter Milan.

Mourinho On Game Against Schalke: It’s Not Me Against Roberto Di Matteo

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Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea versus Schalke on Tuesday night should not be billed as a clash between him and his opposite number Roberto Di Matteo.

The Portuguese, now in his second spell at Stamford Bridge, is a firm fans' favorite in west London, despite having been unable to secure the European crown he won at Porto and Inter Milan.

Brilliant Chelsea Passing Skill Against West Brom (Vine)

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Chelsea coasted to a 2-0 win against 10 man West Brom at Stamford Bridge today and this piece of passing skill between Oscar, Hazard and Fabregas shows the class at Jose Mourinho's disposal right now.

Sound Success Cheers Jose Mourinho After Win Against West Brom

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Jose Mourinho may be sorry for criticizing the Stamford Bridge atmosphere but it appeared to have the desired response, with the Chelsea manager amazed by the difference against West Brom.

At the start of November, the Portuguese risked the ire of his own supporters by saying it felt like the Blues were playing at an "empty stadium" when near neighbours QPR visited.

Sound Success Cheers Jose Mourinho After Win Against West Brom

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Jose Mourinho may be sorry for criticizing the Stamford Bridge atmosphere but it appeared to have the desired response, with the Chelsea manager amazed by the difference against West Brom.

At the start of November, the Portuguese risked the ire of his own supporters by saying it felt like the Blues were playing at an "empty stadium" when near neighbours QPR visited.

Manchester City

Top five conclusions: Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City

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1. Manuel Pellegrini has a pragmatic side Manchester City came into this game after just one win in six games in all competitions. They badly needed...

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Tactics Review: Man City 2-1 Swansea City

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Manchester City tactics Manuel Pellegrini set his side up to press high for possession and make it difficult for Swansea to play out from the back....

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The Rest

Watch Jamie Carragher Slam Liverpool As Mentally Weak [VIDEO]

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Former Liverpool defender and current Sky Sports analyst Jamie Carragher slated the club's performances during 2014 today, labeling the side as having no leadership, showing no progress and being bullied and outclassed by a Crystal Palace side.

Carragher's arguments were televised on Sky Sports after the Palace-Liverpool game.

Arsenal 1-2 Man Utd: Gunners blow it against feeble United

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Just after they went ahead through the Kieran Gibbs own goal, Martin Tyler said on Sky something to the effect that "United lead without having had a shot on target", and I thought, 'Of course they do', because it's just the kind of ludicrousness we involve ourselves in these days.