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Everton Europa League and League Cup games on US TV and streaming this week

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Before the next round of Premier League matches this weekend, there are several key matches scheduled for US television and streaming midweek including an important Europa League game for Everton, and more.

The second round of the League Cup features three games involving Premier League teams.

Everton Europa League and League Cup games on US TV and streaming this week

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Before the next round of Premier League matches this weekend, there are several key matches scheduled for US television and streaming midweek including an important Europa League game for Everton, and more.

The second round of the League Cup features three games involving Premier League teams.

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.

Carabao Cup

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Sponsors Ensure Carabao Cup Third-Round Draw Will Be Just As Nonsensical As First Two…

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It's fair to say that the League Cup, in it's inaugural season in the hands of new sponsors Carabao, has been nothing short of a farce particularly on the administrative side of things.

Of course, the draw for the first round was conducted in Thailand and ultimately saw Charlton Atheltic given the nigh-on impossible task of having to play both away against Exeter City and home to Cheltenham Town simultaneously.

Newcastle Get Bizarre Draw In The League Cup

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The EFL Cup (League Cup) is known this year as the Carabao Cup due to the start of a sponsorship deal with Carabao Energy Drinks. The tournament was unsponsored the previous year. [...]

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.

Videos

League Cup: Samuel Sáiz Scores Slick Hat-Trick With First Three Shots Of Leeds Career (Video)

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Leeds booked their place in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, withThomas Christiansen's much-changed side beating Port Vale 4-1 at Port Vale.

Three of those goals came courtesy of Spanish attacker Samuel Sáiz, who marked his Leeds debut by scoring with his first three shots for the club in competitive football.

Classic Moments: Goalscoring Goalie Paul Robinson Glances Home Dramatic 90th-Minute Equaliser For Leeds, 2003 (Video)

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Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has announced his retirement from professional football today at the grand old age of 37.

Having spent last season on the books at Burnley, Robinson has decided to pack it in after once again succumbing to chronic back pain.

Unfortunately, my back problem returned towards the end of last season and has prevented me being ready for the start of the new season.

‘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.

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Former England midfielder Scott Parker retires

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London (AFP) – Former West Ham United and England midfielder Scott Parker announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Parker began his career at Charlton Athletic before playing for Chelsea, Newcastle United, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in a career spanning two decades.

The 36-year-old won the 2004-05 League Cup while with Chelsea and was capped 18 times by England.

Former England midfielder Scott Parker retires

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London (AFP) – Former West Ham United and England midfielder Scott Parker announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Parker began his career at Charlton Athletic before playing for Chelsea, Newcastle United, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in a career spanning two decades.

The 36-year-old won the 2004-05 League Cup while with Chelsea and was capped 18 times by England.

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.

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 [...]

The Rest

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.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Eric Lichaj, Gboly Ariyibi, Duane Holmes and more

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Only one U.S. Men's National Team contributor saw the field on Tuesday but a pair of younger Americans did score goals to help lead their sides to cup wins.

Eric Lichaj started and played all 90 minutes for Nottingham Forest in Tuesday's League Cup win over Shrewsbury Town, while MK Dons winger Gboly Ariyibi and Scunthorpe United's Duane Holmes stole the show.

Footy On The Telly August 4-11

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This week, The Union are up against it - again. Also, the FA Community Shield, Copa Libertadores, Copa MX, some friendlies, a bunch of "Super Cups," UEFA Women's European Championship Final, England's League Cup, Copa Sudamericana, and the return of European league fixtures.

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