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Butland still the best for Lambert despite Leicester blunder

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Stoke City boss Paul Lambert hailed Jack Butland as the “best goalkeeper in Britain” despite an own goal from the England international that cost his side a potential victory as they drew 1-1 draw at Leicester on Saturday.

Stoke took the lead thanks to a curling long-range effort from Xherdan Shaqiri just before half-time.

Puel challenges Leicester to be best of the rest

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London (AFP) – Leicester manager Claude Puel has challenged the former Premier League champions to win the “second championship” as the club prepare for the run-in to the end of the season.

The Foxes astonished football under Claudio Ranieri when they shunted English football’s aristocrats aside to win the title in 2016 but the “Big Six” have flexed their muscles and the top of the table has a familiar look.

Man City didn’t show Leicester respect over Mahrez, says Puel

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London (AFP) – Leicester boss Claude Puel says Manchester City should have shown his club more respect in their late bid to sign star forward Riyad Mahrez in January.

The winger was back in the Foxes squad last weekend against City after a self-imposed 10-day absence from the club following the breakdown of a proposed move to the Etihad Stadium.

Guardiola won’t rule out Mahrez swoop

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has refused to deny Manchester City are considering a deadline day move for Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez.

City broke their club record transfer on Tuesday with the £57 million ($80 million, 65 million euros) signing of centre-back Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao.

VAR helps Leicester advance to FA Cup fourth round

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London (AFP) – Leicester made history as English football’s first beneficiaries of the Video Assistant Referee system after the replay technology was used to award their second goal in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Fleetwood on Tuesday.

When Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho ran onto a Riyad Mahrez pass to slot home in the 77th minute of the third round replay, his strike was initially ruled out for offside.

VAR helps Leicester advance to FA Cup fourth round

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London (AFP) – Leicester made history as English football’s first beneficiaries of the Video Assistant Referee system after the replay technology was used to award their second goal in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Fleetwood on Tuesday.

When Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho ran onto a Riyad Mahrez pass to slot home in the 77th minute of the third round replay, his strike was initially ruled out for offside.

English Premier League

Butland blunder costs Stoke at Leicester

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – An own goal from Stoke City captain Jack Butland cost his side the chance to move out of the Premier League relegation zone on Saturday in a 1-1 draw at Leicester.

Despite being largely outplayed before the break, Stoke took the lead thanks to a curling long-range effort from Xherdan Shaqiri just before half-time.

Report: West Ham and West Brom keeping eye on 24-year-old forward; club bracing themselves for offers

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According to reports from ESPN, a host of Premier League clubs are keeping a close eye on Ostersunds striker Saman Ghoddos following his impressive Europa League performance against Arsenal.

The report claims that West Ham, Leicester City, Southampton, West Brom and Brighton & Hove Albion are tracking the exciting forward.

Leicester pay EFL £3.1m to settle fair play dispute

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London (AFP) – Leicester City have paid the English Football League £3.1 million ($4.3 million, 3.51 million euros) to settle a Financial Fair Play dispute, it was announced Wednesday.

The EFL governs the three divisions below the Premier League and Leicester were deemed to have breached their FFP rules when they won the 2013/14 second-tier Championship title, thereby gaining automatic promotion to the top flight.

Leicester pay EFL £3.1m to settle fair play dispute

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London (AFP) – Leicester City have paid the English Football League £3.1 million ($4.3 million, 3.51 million euros) to settle a Financial Fair Play dispute, it was announced Wednesday.

The EFL governs the three divisions below the Premier League and Leicester were deemed to have breached their FFP rules when they won the 2013/14 second-tier Championship title, thereby gaining automatic promotion to the top flight.

£30m player says he would be 'very happy' to join Newcastle permanently in summer

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Leicester City striker Islam Slimani hopes to join Newcastle United on a permanent deal in the summer.

The Algerian joined the Magpies on loan in January and he is happy with life at Newcastle so far.

The 29-year-old striker believes that he has the trust of Rafa Benitez and that will help him rediscover his form in the Premier League.

‘Authentic legend’ Aguero hits four as City storm 16 points clear

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola hailed Sergio Aguero as an “authentic legend” of Manchester City after his four second-half goals continued their emphatic march towards the Premier League title with a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester.

Raheem Sterling had given City an early lead on Saturday but Leicester went into the break on level terms thanks to Jamie Vardy’s equaliser.

‘Authentic legend’ Aguero hits four as City storm 16 points clear

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola hailed Sergio Aguero as an “authentic legend” of Manchester City after his four second-half goals continued their emphatic march towards the Premier League title with a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester.

Raheem Sterling had given City an early lead on Saturday but Leicester went into the break on level terms thanks to Jamie Vardy’s equaliser.

Aguero hits four for rampant City, Kane returns to haunt Arsenal

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero scored four second-half goals as Manchester City’s march towards the Premier League title continued unabated with a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester on Saturday to move 16 points clear of Manchester United.

Aguero now trails Harry Kane by just two goals in the race for the golden boot, but just one from Kane was enough to win the North London derby as the Tottenham striker’s seventh goal in as many games against Arsenal secured a 1-0 win.

Aguero hits four for rampant City, Kane returns to haunt Arsenal

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero scored four second-half goals as Manchester City’s march towards the Premier League title continued unabated with a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester on Saturday to move 16 points clear of Manchester United.

Aguero now trails Harry Kane by just two goals in the race for the golden boot, but just one from Kane was enough to win the North London derby as the Tottenham striker’s seventh goal in as many games against Arsenal secured a 1-0 win.

Mahrez makes Leicester return at Manchester City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez finally got his wish of an outing at Manchester City’s Etihad stadium, but only as a second-half substitute for Leicester a day after ending his standoff with the Foxes by returning to training.

Mahrez, 26, had missed Leicester’s last two Premier League matches after not reporting for training for nine days in protest at Leicester’s refusal to accept a bid from runaway leaders City before the January 31 transfer deadline.

Manchester City vs Leicester City confirmed starting line-ups

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Manchester City will bid to return to winning ways when they host Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

City were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley last weekend and manager Pep Guardiola has numerous injury problems to contend with against the Foxes.

Fabian Delph, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane and Benjamin Mendy have all been ruled out of the game.

4-3-3 v Leicester: Guardiola could be without these 6 Man City players for today's game; Stats & Predictions

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Manchester City host Leicester in the Premier League this weekend and the league leaders will be looking to get back to winning ways here.

Mahrez’s Leicester return sets up chance to impress Man City

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez ended his self-imposed exile from Leicester City on Friday, opening up the possibility of a dramatic return against Manchester City, whose pursuit of the Algerian provoked Mahrez’s stand-off with the Foxes.

Mahrez, 26, has missed two Premier League matches and had not trained with the team since the move he desperately wanted to runaway leaders City fell through due to Leicester’s demands on January 31, transfer deadline day.

Mahrez’s Leicester return sets up chance to impress Man City

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez ended his self-imposed exile from Leicester City on Friday, opening up the possibility of a dramatic return against Manchester City, whose pursuit of the Algerian provoked Mahrez’s stand-off with the Foxes.

Mahrez, 26, has missed two Premier League matches and had not trained with the team since the move he desperately wanted to runaway leaders City fell through due to Leicester’s demands on January 31, transfer deadline day.

Guardiola hoping Mahrez makes Leicester return at City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants Riyad Mahrez to make his Leicester return against the Premier League leaders on Saturday despite continued speculation linking the Algerian to City.

Mahrez returned to training on Friday having spent nine days away from the Foxes without permission following Leicester’s refusal of City’s reported offer of £50 million plus a player.

Guardiola hoping Mahrez makes Leicester return at City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants Riyad Mahrez to make his Leicester return against the Premier League leaders on Saturday despite continued speculation linking the Algerian to City.

Mahrez returned to training on Friday having spent nine days away from the Foxes without permission following Leicester’s refusal of City’s reported offer of £50 million plus a player.

Mahrez returns to Leicester training – reports

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez ended his self-imposed exile from Leicester City on Friday with Sky Sports reporting the Algerian has returned to training ahead of Saturday’s trip to Manchester City.

Mahrez, 26, has not featured for in two matches or training, since the move he wanted to runaway Premier League leaders City fell through due to Leicester’s demands on January 31, transfer deadline day.

Mahrez returns to Leicester training – reports

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez ended his self-imposed exile from Leicester City on Friday with Sky Sports reporting the Algerian has returned to training ahead of Saturday’s trip to Manchester City.

Mahrez, 26, has not featured for in two matches or training, since the move he wanted to runaway Premier League leaders City fell through due to Leicester’s demands on January 31, transfer deadline day.

Leicester boss Puel hopes absent Mahrez will ‘get his head right’

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London (AFP) – Leicester manager Claude Puel says he hopes Riyad Mahrez can “get his head right” and rejoin the team, confirming the Algeria international will not feature against Manchester City on Saturday.

The match at the Etihad will be the third consecutive league game the winger has missed since Pep Guardiola’s City failed to get their man on January 31, transfer deadline day.

Football: Absent Mahrez set to miss Man City match

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez looks likely to miss this weekend’s match against Manchester City, with Leicester’s star player reportedly absent from training since he failed to force through a move to the Premier League leaders.

It would be the third consecutive league game the Algeria winger has missed since Pep Guardiola’s City failed to get their man on January 31, transfer deadline day.

Football: Absent Mahrez set to miss Man City match

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez looks likely to miss this weekend’s match against Manchester City, with Leicester’s star player reportedly absent from training since he failed to force through a move to the Premier League leaders.

It would be the third consecutive league game the Algeria winger has missed since Pep Guardiola’s City failed to get their man on January 31, transfer deadline day.

January Window Analysis: Man City in the pursuit of greatness, record highest net loss

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With the January transfer window now firmly shut it has restored an element of calm in the world of football once again. The twice-annual rush for signatures is behind us and I think it is fair to say that everyone connected with the game will be breathing a huge sigh of relief.

With just over three months of the domestic season to go, the 20 men who are fortunate enough to have the title of Premier League manager now know which personnel they will have at their disposal between now and the end of the campaign.

Newcastle agree deal to sign experienced attacker, he could save their season

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Newcastle have agreed on a deal to sign the Leicester City striker Islam Slimani.

The Algerian has struggled to impress since his arrival from Sporting and he will look to resurrect his career with a loan move away from the King Power Stadium.

As for Newcastle, the Magpies have struggled to score goals this season and Benitez was desperate to sign a prove goalscorer this month.

Done deal: 54-goal striker completes CSKA Moscow move

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Leicester City have confirmed Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa has re-joined former side CSKA Moscow on loan until the end of the season. The 25-year-old scored just five goals in 33 games for the Foxes after signing in 2016.

Musa spent four-and-a-half years with CSKA before joining Leicester after their title-winning campaign but has struggled for form in the Premier League ever since.

Man City submit massive bid for Premier League star, would be a top quality signing

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Manchester City are looking to sign the Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

German winger Leroy Sane has been ruled out for a few weeks due to an injury and it seems that Pep Guardiola is keen on signing a replacement now.

Sane has been in sensational form for the league leaders and his absence will affect City.

Premier League winner closes in on surprise loan move

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Leicester centre-forward Leonardo Ulloa is reportedly closing in on a loan move to former club Brighton & Hove Albion. The 31-year-old joined City from Albion back in 2014, and has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the Foxes.

BREAKING: Sky sources: @OfficialBHAFC close to loan signing of Leonardo Ulloa from @LCFC.

Transfer round-up: Moura keen on Tottenham, Giroud rejects Dortmund move, Chelsea set to swoop?

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The last 24 hours in the transfer market can probably be consigned to the “all talk, no action” section in the history books, with the majority of rumoured deals still rumbling on. And on. And on.

Negotiations have stalled between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund over a potential transfer for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with the Gunners seemingly doing their best to wind up the German club with low offers.

Newcastle finally ready to break their transfer record for this experienced international

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Newcastle United are prepared to sign a striker in January and they have identified Islam Slimani as a target.

The 29-year-old Leicester City forward is not a part of Claude Puel’s first team plans and the Foxes are willing to sell the player for £20million.

Slimani has failed to impress since his £29m from Sporting Lisbon in summer 2016 and it will be interesting to see whether he can shine at Newcastle, provided the transfer goes through.

Leicester ready to listen to offers for £29m Algerian international

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Leicester City will sell striker Islam Slimani this January with Besiktas wanting to sign the forward to replace £27m Everton signing Cenk Tosun.

Slimani signed for the Foxes for £29m, a club record signing, back in 2016. but the 29-year-old has started only one Premier League game since September and scored just five goals in all competitions this season.

Benitez wants Everton attacker in January, £29m star a target for Newcastle as well

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Newcastle United are hoping to improve their attack in January and Benitez is exploring the loan market for options.

According to reports, Everton winger Aaron Lennon and the Leicester City forward Islam Slimani are targets for the Spaniard. Newcastle are eligible to make two loan signings this month.

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The Rest

Mahrez criticised: Should Arsenal’s Wenger defend him if Leicester is at fault?

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that he knows the story behind Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez recent spat with his club, but decided to keep reasonably quiet. The Algerian international has been strongly linked with moves away from the Walkers Stadium in recent transfer windows, but has not been allowed to exit the club despite [.

The incredible statistic that puts Chelsea's Antonio Conte on par with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

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The SkySports Football Show "The Debate" highlighted the amazing stat ahead of this weekends fixtures. With City losing to Liverpool and Chelsea picking up a point against Leicester both Managers now have amassed the same number of points since July 2016.


It really is an incredible statistic bearing in mind all the negativity towards Chelsea's last three results.