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West Ham won’t be widening doors for ex-Man Utd youngster Ravel Morrison’s big head

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They might be preparing for a move to the Olympic Stadium, where no doubt the doorways and corridors are a bit wider than Upton Park, but West Ham will not be widening them any further to accommodate Ravel Morrison's big head. Manager Sam Allardyce says he is working hard to keep the former Manchester United [.

Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 24-25 August

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1. Manchester United old boy Fraizer Campbell has struck the first blow in the title race with his two goals for Cardiff against Manchester City. 2. Roberto Mancini might have allowed himself a smugger-than-usual smile yesterday afternoon. 3. Tottenham are the Premier League's new penalty kings. They didn't get a single spot-kick last season, but [.

GIF It: Roberto Soldado scores a penalty (Crystal Palace vs Spurs)

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Roberto Soldado scored his first Premier League goal to give Tottenham the lead against Crystal Palace. Just like his only other goal for the club so far, scored in the friendly against Espanyol, the goal came from the penalty spot. Ref Mark Clattenburg awarded the spot-kick after Dean Moxey's handball.

Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 20-21 April

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1. Before you demonstrate a complete lack of cultural awareness, consider that biting is actually a very common gesture to signify good defending in Uruguay. 2. He might have a taste for human flesh, but Luis Suarez made the race for Champions League football very interesting with his late, late equaliser against Chelsea.

Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 22-23 December

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1. Rafa Benitez attempted to throw his weight behind the Roberto Di Matteo protests by encouraging his team to score 16 goals against Aston Villa. 2. You know you're in trouble when you've lost 8-0, your goalkeeper has saved a penalty and was your best player by a mile. 3. Puffa coat-wearing manager watches his [.

10 years to the day: Wayne Rooney scores his first Premier League goal (Everton vs Arsenal)

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of Wayne Rooney bursting onto the scene with a stunning first Premier League goal against Arsenal in 2002. A decade later Wazza is arguably still the most gifted player at England's disposal but continues to attract criticism for his form and fitness. Has Rooney lived up to his early promise [.

Liverpool Manager Reportedly Ready To Lure Drogba To Anfield

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may consider a move for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, after admitting that he made a mistake in letting Andy Carroll join West Ham United on loan and not acquiring a suitable replacement.
Rodgers has come under fire for a lack of foresight in not securing additional striking options for Liverpool after sanctioning Carroll's season-long loan move to the Hammers.

Man City Win But AVB Still Winless

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Champions Manchester City beat Queens Park Rangers 3-1 to continue their unbeaten start to the season, while Andre Vilas-Boas is still waiting for his first win as Tottenham Hotspur manager after Spurs were held to another 1-1 draw.

The Champions went ahead via a Yaya Touré first-half goal, but despite dominating the game City were not able to add a second and QPR punished then for that when Bobby Zamora nodded in a surprise second-half equaliser.

Michu Score’s First Premier League Goal 2012/13 Season

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szólj hozzá: QPR vs Swansea 0:1 Michu

Swansea midfielder Michu scores the first Premier League goal of the 2012/13 season as Swansea take the lead against QPR.

Clint Dempsey and Fabio Borini – A statistical look

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As you probably already know, in Brendan Rodgers' recent press-conference, he stated, "For players to be associated with Liverpool is great, but the reality is we've only made three or four enquires about players and we hopefully can close out one deal this week."

Two of the players strongly linked with a move to Anfield this summer are Roma starlet Fabio Borini and Fulham's Clint Dempsey.

Grant Holt Produces Deftest 360 Turn Of His Career, Signs New Deal With Norwich

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By Alan Duffy

That lower-league journeyman turned Premier League goal-getter, Grant Holt, has signed a new three-year deal with Norwich City, only a month or two after handing in a transfer notice on the back of his admittedly impressive 15-goal debut season in the top tier.

Backpage Roundup: Cole’s Taunt, Anzhi’s Massive RVP Bid and More

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Ashley Cole Taunts Arsenal after Chelsea's European Triumph

Former Arsenal defender Ashley Cole hit back at the Gunners after winning the UEFA Champions League final for his current club Chelsea against Bayern Munich on penalties.

Facts on the First 16

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U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the initial 16 players that will arrive in Orlando beginning today. Some fast facts on the first group:
  • Clint Dempsey is coming off a record-setting season for a U.S. international in England, recording his 50th career English Premier League goal while setting a single-season mark for league goals scored (17) and goals in all competitions (23).

Manchester City beats QPR 3-2; scores two stoppage time goals to clinch title

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Manchester City needed two late goals to come from behind and win the 2011-12 English Premier League title. It was a dramatic finish and was looking like Manchester United would be the ones to lift the trophy. QPR, also had something to play for, as there would be a chance of relegation with a loss and Bolton victory.

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Arsenal STILL can’t get rid of Nicklas Bendtner

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Like a stubborn best striker in the world you can't quite flush down the toilet, Nicklas Bendtner is determined to hang around at Arsenal. Despite the Gunners' best attempts to rid themselves of the Denmark international, they can't shift him. His transfer to Eintracht Frankfurt has fallen through, with the 25-year-old's wage demands proving to [.

Video: Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates Europa League goal with a dummy

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ليون 2 : 1 سبارتا براغ by kooralive There was no shortage of clubs naming some very young players in the starting line-ups for last night's round of Europa League games, but Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis took it too far. The France international whipped a baby's dummy as in a dummy that would ordinarily [.

Eden Hazard and linesman help Chelsea overcome Reading, 4-2

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szólj hozzá: Chelsea vs Reading 4:2 GOALS HIGHLIGHTS

It was Hazard time again. The Belgian has been on fire and there is no mistaking his impact in two consecutive wins. 4 assists in two matches! Reading as did Wigan found out he was a handful in the box leading to an opening penalty with Frank Lampard duly converting.

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Sunday After Stats

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Paulo Nagamura's goal was his 10th in league play in his MLS career.

At 20 years and 56 days, Oriol Rosell is the 3rd youngest player to score a league goal for KC. He knocked Chris Brown at 22 years 31 days out of the top 10.

Rosell became the 4th youngest in all competitions to score a goal, knocking Eddie Johnson at 22 years 1 day out of the top 10.

Sunday After Stats

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Kei Kamara's goal was his 28th in league play for KC, tying him with Digital Takawira and Scott Sealy for 6th on that list.

It was Kamara's 20th league goal at home for KC, tying Josh Wolff for the 5th most in team history.

It was his 21st in all competitions at home, breaking his tie with Scott Sealy for 6th on that list.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Graham Zusi's winner was his 3rd in league play for KC, tying him with Frank Klopas, Francisco Gomez, Diego Gutierrez, Chris Henderson, and Aurelien Collin for 19th on that list.

Zusi also made his 50th league start for KC tonight. He's the 39th player to hit that mark for KC.

Kei Kamara scored his 7th away league goal for Sporting KC, tying him with Eddie Johnson, Matt McKeon, and Mark Chung for 10th on that list.

S.A.S. Monday Edition

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Lots of stats from yesterday's win over San Jose.

Seth Sinovic made his 50th league appearance in his MLS career.

KC is now 9-0-0 when CJ Sapong scores in league play. In all competitions, KC is 12-0-0 when he scores.


CJ Sapong's goal was his 8th in all competitions at home for KC, tying him with Jose Burciaga and Chris Henderson for 19th on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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Here are some stats from last night's game.

Since CJ Sapong was drafted by KC, this is the first league game that Sapong has not played in, a span of 41 games.

Teal Bunbury's 2 goals gave him 9 in league play away from home. That moves him past Sasha Victorine, Eddie Johnson, Matt McKeon, and Mark Chung and into 8th place on that list.

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A Must Win for the Supporters' Shield

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With 8 games left in the season, Sporting KC is currently 3 points out of the race for the Supporters' Shield. Behind San Jose, KC doesn't have many games that you can immediately look at and say "oh yeah that should be a win," but tomorrow night at Livestrong Sporting Park, KC has one of those games.

Beckham Scores 1,000th CONCACAF Champions League Goal, Direct From Corner

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David Beckham helped LA Galaxy to a 5-2 CONCACAF Champions League victory over Salvadorian club Isidro Metapan last night and in doing so recorded the 1,000th CONCACAF Champions League goal ever.

Despite the keeper playing a major role in the goal, Beckham was credited with the strike which was incidently his third goal direct from a corner in his incredible career, last season against Chicago Fire was his second, his first came on-loan at Preston North End in 1995.

Sounders v Caledonia AIA in Champions League - Gamethread

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This is one of those games that is hard to scout. Not many know anything about Caledonia AIA, those that do work for soccer teams or agencies. The good news is that the Seattle Sounders have plenty of contacts. They also clearly did their prep. For the fan, this game features an opponent that tries to bring the ball up the field on the ground and is willing to play a high pace game.

Match Reports

United vs Red Bull: United concedes late stunner in 2-2 draw

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Dwayne DeRosario scored his 100th league goal, but it was not enough to give DC the three points. Wilman Conde's 88th minute rocket from 24 yards broke the hearts of the D.C. United faithful in a 2-2 draw last night at RFK Stadium. United were mere minutes away from jumping into 3rd place in the hotly contested Eastern Conference playoff push.

Fulham 5-0 Norwich City

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Mankind's advances are wonderous indeed, but we don't know everything yet. How, for example, to explain a day where Fulham beat Norwich 5-0, comedy rivals QPR lose 5-0, at home, after a huge spending spree, and Liverpool, the glamourous (if overly made-up) secretary in the Clint Dempsey Love Triangle, get humped to the tune of 3-0 at West Bromwich Albion, the team that Roy Hodgson made.

Fulham 5-0 Norwich City

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Mankind's advances are wonderous indeed, but we don't know everything yet. How, for example, to explain a day where Fulham beat Norwich 5-0, comedy rivals QPR lose 5-0, at home, after a huge spending spree, and Liverpool, the glamourous (if overly made-up) secretary in the Clint Dempsey Love Triangle, get humped to the tune of 3-0 at West Bromwich Albion, the team that Roy Hodgson made.

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COMPETITION: UEFA Great Goals & UEFA Great Matches

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The draw for the Champions League group stages takes place today. There is the potential for a group of death for some clubs, with the Champions of Spain in pot 1, Champions of England in pot 2, champions of Italy in pot 3 and the Champions of Germany in pot 4.

Pot One: Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Porto, AC Milan.

CFR Cluj vs Basel 1-0 Highlights 2012 Champions League Goal Video Second Leg Playoff

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Rhodes to nowhere

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Speculation grows on the message boards that Fulham are signing (or even, have already signed)Â Huddersfields "36 goal hitman" Jordan Rhodes. I was excited at the idea anyone who can score 36 times must know where the goal is, right?

Maybe. Here are the last 11 people to score 30 in a season in Leagues One and Two.

Rhodes to nowhere

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Speculation grows on the message boards that Fulham are signing (or even, have already signed)Â Huddersfields "36 goal hitman" Jordan Rhodes. I was excited at the idea anyone who can score 36 times must know where the goal is, right?

Maybe. Here are the last 11 people to score 30 in a season in Leagues One and Two.

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United take Atlantic Cup in Bitter draw at RFK

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Dwayne DeRosario scored his 100th league goal and notched an assist in a 2-2 draw against NY Red Bull. Photo: Rafael Crisostomo.

Bunbury Done for the Year

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Sporting KC got some extremely bad news today on the injury front. Teal Bunbury, who only played 14 minutes last night against the Red Bulls before being subbed out, is done for the year. Today Sporting announced the Bunbury had torn his ACL and damaged his LCL. Bunbury picked up the injury on Kansas City's goal after colliding with New York goalkeeper, Bill Gaudette.

Mid-Day Ticker: Spurs sign Adebayor, De Rossi stays put at Roma and more

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Emmanuel Adebayor is returning to White Hart Lane to inject some much-needed life into Tottenham's attack.

Adebayor, who scored 17 goals last season while on loan with Tottenham from Manchester City, has completed a permanent transfer to the club after a drawn-out transfer saga has finally concluded with his departure from Etihad Stadium for a reported £5 million fee.

Liverpool Cannot Rely On Luis Suarez For Goals - Gary McAllister

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Luis Suarez cannot deliver the goals Liverpool need to propel them to success, says Gary McAllister.
After a 3-0 opening day defeat by West Brom, McAllister said his old side must become more clinical in front of goal, or suffer like last season.
But he does not think they can rely on the Uruguayan, 25, to do that.

Oh the places you'll GOAL!

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This past weekend Americans hit up the German 3. Liga and the Mexican top flight for tallies. First it was Matthew Taylor taking advantage of some offensive defending Saturday from Chemnitzer FC Saturday: Â Last night Michael Orozco Fiscal scored his first league goal since his Philadelphia days, doing some clean-up work off a corner against Cruz Azul:Â - Jacob Klinger

Evening Ticker: Gatt's Molde wins UCL opener; Spain's U-23s top Mexico & more

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Josh Gatt's first foray into the UEFA Champions League was a rousing success.

Gatt's Molde FK topped Latvian side FK Ventspils 3-0 in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie, taking a big advantage heading into next Tuesday's road leg.

Gatt, who scored his fourth league goal of the season over the weekend, started and went the distance for Molde, which coasted courtesy of two goals by Davy Claude Agnan and a penalty kick from Vegard Forren.

Pro notes: Banks' solid season continues

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Rochester Rhinos midfielder JC Banks (Milwaukee Riverside/UW-Green Bay) was an honorable mention selection on the USL Pro Team of the Week.

The second-year pro scored his fourth league goal of the season Saturday night on an 89th-minute header, but Rochester lost to the Harrisburg City Islanders 2-1.

Messi’s 73rd Goal Helps Barca to Copa del Rey

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In what will be remembered as Pep Guardiola's final match with Barcelona (for now) Lionel Messi sandwiched his astounding 73 goal of the season inbetween two Pedro strikes, all within the first 25 minutes, to lead Barcelona to the Copa del Rey title over Athletic Bilbao.

Messi's right-footed roof job (full highlights above) rounded his out of league goal total up to 23 for the year, which would be considered a spectacular haul for anyone over the course of an entire league season, let alone just in tournaments outside of league play.