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Sky Sports Pundit Complimentary Of Newcastle – Big Club, Great Manager

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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson was a bit merciless on us during our relegation season the season before last, but come to think of it we were absolutely pathetic under Steve McClaren. [...]

Liverpool FC 2016/2017 Season Review

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Yes I know, this post is ridiculously late on the blog but better late than never ay? Below I provide you with a quick rundown of each month of the 2016/2017 season.

Was 4th place good enough? Why do I think Klopp can often be as stubborn as hell? Why did 2017 contain one of the worst matches I have ever watched as a Liverpool fan?

Manic Mondays - West Ham and Manchester United will pose stern test of Chelsea's credentials.

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Chelsea travel to West Ham on Monday night in the Premier League followed by Manchester United at home the following Monday in the FA Cup.
Top of the Premier League and through to the Quarter-Finals of the FA Cup, Chelsea are in a rich vein of form and are considered by many as favourites to win both competitions at this stage of the season.

Where to find Man United vs. Southampton EFL Cup Final on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Manchester United vs. Southampton, you’ve come to the right place.

Sunday’s League Cup Final will be the first opportunity to win silverware in England this season. While Manchester United are favorites, many were surprised that Jose Mourinho fielded a very strong side against Saint Etienne in the Europa League on Wednesday.

Where to find Man United vs. Southampton EFL Cup Final on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Manchester United vs. Southampton, you’ve come to the right place.

Sunday’s League Cup Final will be the first opportunity to win silverware in England this season. While Manchester United are favorites, many were surprised that Jose Mourinho fielded a very strong side against Saint Etienne in the Europa League on Wednesday.

Manchester United vs. Southampton League Cup Final predicted lineups and preview

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The first piece of silverware in the English football season will be awarded at Wembley Stadium on Sunday in the League Cup final, with Manchester United, looking to make it five wins in this tournament, taking on Southampton, who are seeking to win only the second major title in the club’s history.

Manchester United vs. Southampton League Cup Final predicted lineups and preview

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The first piece of silverware in the English football season will be awarded at Wembley Stadium on Sunday in the League Cup final, with Manchester United, looking to make it five wins in this tournament, taking on Southampton, who are seeking to win only the second major title in the club’s history.

Where to find Hull vs. Man United (League Cup semifinal, 2nd leg) on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Hull vs. Man United, you've come to the right place.

In the first leg, Manchester United defeated Hull City 2-0, so the Red Devils are certainly in pole position to advance to the next round to face Southampton in the 2016/17 EFL Cup final. But Hull City will certainly have something to say about it despite having sold star player Robert Snodgrass this week.

Where to find Hull vs. Man United (League Cup semifinal, 2nd leg) on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Hull vs. Man United, you've come to the right place.

In the first leg, Manchester United defeated Hull City 2-0, so the Red Devils are certainly in pole position to advance to the next round to face Southampton in the 2016/17 EFL Cup final. But Hull City will certainly have something to say about it despite having sold star player Robert Snodgrass this week.

Where to find Liverpool vs. Southampton (League Cup semifinal, 2nd leg) on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Liverpool vs. Southampton, you've come to the right place.

In the first leg, Liverpool lost 1-0 to Southampton after Nathan Redmond scored the only goal in the game. However, the Saints now face a Reds team at Anfield who will be looking to bounce back after a shock 2-3 defeat against Swansea on Saturday.

Where to find Liverpool vs. Southampton (League Cup semifinal, 2nd leg) on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Liverpool vs. Southampton, you've come to the right place.

In the first leg, Liverpool lost 1-0 to Southampton after Nathan Redmond scored the only goal in the game. However, the Saints now face a Reds team at Anfield who will be looking to bounce back after a shock 2-3 defeat against Swansea on Saturday.

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Carabao Cup Snapshot: First Round Draw Goes Swimmingly As Charlton Come Out Of The Hat Twice…

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The draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup took place in Bangkok and, as you may have guessed, the whole thing proved to be a worthwhile foray into lucrative emerging marketsfrom start to end.

There was one slight hitch, however, when Charlton Athletic found themselves faced with an incredibly challenging first round draw after being pitted againstboth Exeter City and Cheltenham Town.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Carabao Cup (Née League Cup) First-Round Draw To Be Conducted In Bangkok

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The Football Leaguehave confirmed that the first-round draw for the 2017/18 Carabao Cup (née League Cup) will be conducted this Friday... in Bangkok ...in Thailand.

Thai energy drink pedlars Carabao signed a three-year deal to sponsor the cup back in November, and will kick things off with a chintzy event in their home capital.

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Hungry Spurs ready for Wembley feast

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has warned Chelsea that success starved Tottenham are ready to underline their arrival as a major force by knocking the Premier League leaders out of the FA Cup this weekend.

Pochettino’s vibrant young side have emerged as the only serious opposition to Chelsea in the title race and on Saturday they face the acid test of their credentials when they resume hostilities with their London rivals in the semi-finals at Wembley.

Ben Arfa double puts PSG in French Cup semis

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Paris (AFP) – Recalled Hatem Ben Arfa scored twice as holders Paris Saint-Germain eventually saw off third-tier Avranches 4-0 to ease into the French Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.

It keeps alive PSG’s hopes of a third consecutive clean sweep of domestic honours and they join Ligue 1 title rivals Monaco and Guingamp and Angers in the last four.

Ben Arfa double puts PSG in French Cup semis

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Paris (AFP) – Recalled Hatem Ben Arfa scored twice as holders Paris Saint-Germain eventually saw off third-tier Avranches 4-0 to ease into the French Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.

It keeps alive PSG’s hopes of a third consecutive clean sweep of domestic honours and they join Ligue 1 title rivals Monaco and Guingamp and Angers in the last four.

Pogba injured as Man Utd labour to Rostov win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Juan Mata scored the only goal as Manchester United recorded an underwhelming 1-0 victory over FC Rostov on Thursday to reach the Europa League quarter-finals.

Mata struck 20 minutes from the end of a subdued game, completing a 2-1 aggregate win that sent United into the last eight of Europe’s second-tier club competition for the first time since 1985.

Pogba injured as Man Utd labour to Rostov win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Juan Mata scored the only goal as Manchester United recorded an underwhelming 1-0 victory over FC Rostov on Thursday to reach the Europa League quarter-finals.

Mata struck 20 minutes from the end of a subdued game, completing a 2-1 aggregate win that sent United into the last eight of Europe’s second-tier club competition for the first time since 1985.

Mourinho demands Manchester United trophy charge

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has challenged his Manchester United stars to use their dramatic League Cup final win against Southampton as a springboard to bigger prizes.

Mourinho lifted the first major trophy of his United reign on Sunday after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late header clinched a 3-2 victory at Wembley.

Reunions abound as Man Utd tackle Saint-Etienne

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London (AFP) – Manchester United’s quest for a trophy treble continues with a meeting against a fallen French giant on Thursday as Saint-Etienne visit Old Trafford in the Europa League’s round of 32.

Although United trail leaders Chelsea by 12 points in the Premier League, they remain on track for glory in both the League Cup, where they have reached the final, and the FA Cup.

Reunions abound as Man Utd tackle Saint-Etienne

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London (AFP) – Manchester United’s quest for a trophy treble continues with a meeting against a fallen French giant on Thursday as Saint-Etienne visit Old Trafford in the Europa League’s round of 32.

Although United trail leaders Chelsea by 12 points in the Premier League, they remain on track for glory in both the League Cup, where they have reached the final, and the FA Cup.

Mourinho cries foul over fixture pile-up — again

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho complained about the lack of help being afforded his team by the football authorities as he attempts to win silverware on four fronts over the final four months of the season.

The irascible Portuguese coach has described a mounting schedule as a 'nonsense' and 'a laugh' in an extraordinary outburst that followed his side's comfortable passage into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 home win over Championship side Wigan.

Wolves stun Liverpool in FA Cup

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Liverpool (AFP) Second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers ensured Liverpool's season went from bad to worse as they knocked the seven-times winners out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at Anfield on Saturday.

Defeat meant Liverpool, 10 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea, had been knocked out of two cup competitions in a matter of four days following their 2-0 aggregate loss to Southampton in the semi-finals of the League Cup on Wednesday.

Wolves stun Liverpool in FA Cup

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Liverpool (AFP) Second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers ensured Liverpool's season went from bad to worse as they knocked the seven-times winners out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at Anfield on Saturday.

Defeat meant Liverpool, 10 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea, had been knocked out of two cup competitions in a matter of four days following their 2-0 aggregate loss to Southampton in the semi-finals of the League Cup on Wednesday.

Arsenal’s Wenger wants revenge over buoyant Saints

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Arsene Wenger says Arsenal travel to a confident Southampton in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday determined to avenge their League Cup exit.

Claude Puel's underdogs won 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in November in the League Cup and on Wednesday clinched their place in that competition's final by beating Liverpool.

Arsenal’s Wenger wants revenge over buoyant Saints

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Arsene Wenger says Arsenal travel to a confident Southampton in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday determined to avenge their League Cup exit.

Claude Puel's underdogs won 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in November in the League Cup and on Wednesday clinched their place in that competition's final by beating Liverpool.

Klopp hopes FA Cup revives spluttering Reds

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Liverpool (AFP) Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will recover from a nightmare run at the start of 2017 when they face Championship club Wolves in the FA Cup fourth round at Anfield on Saturday.

A gruelling schedule of 10 fixtures, starting with the New Year's Eve victory over Manchester City, has seen Liverpool collect only one other win, in the third round FA Cup replay at League Two Plymouth Argyle.

Klopp hopes FA Cup revives spluttering Reds

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Liverpool (AFP) Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will recover from a nightmare run at the start of 2017 when they face Championship club Wolves in the FA Cup fourth round at Anfield on Saturday.

A gruelling schedule of 10 fixtures, starting with the New Year's Eve victory over Manchester City, has seen Liverpool collect only one other win, in the third round FA Cup replay at League Two Plymouth Argyle.

Chinese group in talks over Southampton investment: owner

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London (AFP) Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr has confirmed the Premier League club are interested in potential investment from a Chinese group.

Lander Holding announced its intention to buy a stake in League Cup finalists Southampton to the Shenzhen stock exchange on Thursday.

The news came less than 24 hours after Claude Puel's team reached the League Cup final by beating Liverpool in the semi-final second leg at Anfield.

Southampton beat Liverpool to reach League Cup final

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London (AFP) Southampton reached the League Cup final for the first time since 1979 after a 1-0 victory against Liverpool in the semi-final second leg on Wednesday.

Claude Puel's team secured a 2-0 aggregate triumph thanks to a clinical finish from Shane Long in second-half stoppage-time at Anfield.

Southampton beat Liverpool to reach League Cup final

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London (AFP) Southampton reached the League Cup final for the first time since 1979 after a 1-0 victory against Liverpool in the semi-final second leg on Wednesday.

Claude Puel's team secured a 2-0 aggregate triumph thanks to a clinical finish from Shane Long in second-half stoppage-time at Anfield.

Carrick says Manchester United will go for it at Hull

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London (AFP) Michael Carrick has pledged that Manchester United will not rest on their laurels when they travel to Hull City looking to close out victory in their League Cup semi-final.

United won 2-0 in the first leg at Old Trafford courtesy of second-half strikes from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini, putting them within reach of a final showdown with either Liverpool or Southampton.

Carrick says Manchester United will go for it at Hull

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London (AFP) Michael Carrick has pledged that Manchester United will not rest on their laurels when they travel to Hull City looking to close out victory in their League Cup semi-final.

United won 2-0 in the first leg at Old Trafford courtesy of second-half strikes from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini, putting them within reach of a final showdown with either Liverpool or Southampton.

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‘Get Your Pasty Out!’ – Southampton Fans Serenade Wayne Shaw On Bus Trip To Wembley For EFL Cup Final (Video)

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After a whirlwind weekthat saw him go from gainfully employed to jobless via a televised FA Cup match, a rogue pie and a gambling commission inquiry, you'd think Wayne Shaw might have kept his head down this weekend.

However, the ex-Sutton United man instead snagged himself a ticket to the EFL Cup Final at Wembley and ventured to London aboard a coach full of fellow Southampton fans.

EFL Cup Final: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Fires Man Utd To Victory Against Unlucky Southampton (Video)

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Jose Mourinho picked up his first major trophy with Manchester United after the Red Devils secured a hard-fought and dramatic victory against Southampton at Wembley.

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Saints should have taken the lead early on, only for a close-range effort from Manolo Gabbiandini to be wrongly flagged for offside, when Ryan Bertrand but not the Italian was in an offside position.

Reds Miss Out On Wembley

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A performance lacking any real dynamic or end product left Liverpool with no route to Wembley on Wednesday night as Southampton once again proved they deserved their place in the final.
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A late winner from substitute Shane Long didn't tell the complete story of the match but Southampton undoubtably should get full credit for pushing Jurgen Klopp's team to one side.

EFL Cup: Southampton Stun Liverpool At Anfield To Secure Wembley (Photos & Video)

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Southampton will appear in their first major final since 2003 after the Saints shocked Liverpool at Anfield in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg.

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Saints were 1-0 up from the first leg, courtesy of Nathan Redmond's goal at St. Mary's and at Anfield on Wednesday night, the visitors repeated the scoreline.

Arsenal

Behave Zlatan! League Cup hero takes swipe at Arsenal…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a sly dig at Arsenal following their League Cup final win over Southampton on Sunday. Manchester United raced into a 2-0 lead in the first-half at Wembley yesterday,thanks to the officials unfairly denying Manolo Gabbiadini, but the Saints refused to roll over. The Italian striker managed to bring his side back into [.

Home fans will help us beat Arsenal says Saints star

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Arsenal will have to keep a wary eye on Southampton's Shane Long this afternoon. Not only did he score the late winner against Liverpool in this week's League Cup semi-final, but he also scored a very late winner against Norwich in the last round of the FA Cup, to set up today's clash with the [...]

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Ibrahimovic wins League Cup 2017 for Manchester United

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Manchester United won the English League Cup 2017 by downing Southampton in a thrilling 3-2 victory at Wembley. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, once again displayed his class by scoring twice in the final. Jose Mourinho delivered the first cup for United in his first season as manager. With his fourth League Cup triumph, he now joins Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough as the most successful manager