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Photo: Chelsea train ahead of Man City clash

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A deservedly light training session today for the players involved in last night's win... #CFC pic.twitter.com/WtZXdQkT4p Chelsea FC...

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RvP: Mood has changed since City and Chelsea got knocked out

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Manchester United were a bit of a laughing stock on Friday evening, with rival funs poking fun at our 0-0 draw with League 2 side Cambridge, whilst United fans despaired over how badly we played.

However, after City lost 2-0 at home to Middlesbrough and Chelsea lost 4-2 at home to Bradford, United's result looks a lot better.

English Premier League

Jose Mourinho fined £25k for comments, Diego Costa faces three-match ban

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Jose Mourinho has been fined£25,000 for the comments he made after Chelsea's 1-1 draw against Southampton in December, the FA (Football Association) have confirmed on their official website.

Chelsea face three key injury concerns for Manchester City clash

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Chelsea face three key injury concerns for Manchester City clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea may have picked up a famous victory last night over Liverpool to book a place in the Capital One Cup final, but it has come at a cost. The brutal, unforgiving encounter at Stamford Bridge, which went the distance and concluded in a 1-0 win for the Blues after extra-time, has left some key players battered and bruised.

The six most frustrating players in the Premier League

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The six most frustrating players in the Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

They're players who follically challenge every supporter as we tear our hair out at the lack of end product. Stephen Tudor picks out the six most exasperating talents in the top flight.

Watch Bert Trautmann’s heroic goalkeeping to help Manchester City win the 1956 FA Cup [VIDEO]

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When supporters lambast the unrelentingly tiresome antics of modern day footballers, Manchester City's legendary goalkeeper Bert Trautmann is held up as a pillar of spirit and resilience.

During the 1956 FA Cup final City and Birmingham City, Trautmann was involved in a sickening collision with opposing forward Peter Murphy with the score at 3-1 in the favor of the Manchesterclub.

Watch Bert Trautmann’s heroic goalkeeping to help Manchester City win the 1956 FA Cup [VIDEO]

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When supporters lambast the unrelentingly tiresome antics of modern day footballers, Manchester City's legendary goalkeeper Bert Trautmann is held up as a pillar of spirit and resilience.

During the 1956 FA Cup final City and Birmingham City, Trautmann was involved in a sickening collision with opposing forward Peter Murphy with the score at 3-1 in the favor of the Manchesterclub.

Chelsea Suffer 4-2 FA Cup Knockout against Bradford City

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In an upset described simply as "a disgrace" from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, league one side Bradford City have knocked out Premier League leaders Chelsea from the FA Cup with a 4-2 victory at Stamford Bridge. With the quadruple now impossible, Chelsea must still face the stern test of the second leg of the Capital One Cup against Liverpool on Tuesday night, along with next weekend's visit from second placed Manchester City.

Giant Killers (FA Cup weekend review show)

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It was arguably the biggest FA Cup shock of all time as Bradford bounced back from being 2-0 down against Stamford Bridge to defeat Chelsea 4-2 in an unbelievable match. On top of that, Cambridge United held a full-strength Manchester United team to a 0-0 draw, Middlesbrough knocked out Premier League champions Manchester City, Blackburn beat Swansea, Southampton were surprised to Crystal Palace, and that's just the beginning of a weekend where 10 Premier League clubs were knocked out of the tournament.

Giant Killers (FA Cup weekend review show)

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It was arguably the biggest FA Cup shock of all time as Bradford bounced back from being 2-0 down against Stamford Bridge to defeat Chelsea 4-2 in an unbelievable match. On top of that, Cambridge United held a full-strength Manchester United team to a 0-0 draw, Middlesbrough knocked out Premier League champions Manchester City, Blackburn beat Swansea, Southampton were surprised to Crystal Palace, and that's just the beginning of a weekend where 10 Premier League clubs were knocked out of the tournament.

Watch Manchester City 0-2 Middlesbrough FA Cup match highlights [VIDEO]

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Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford and Kike struck in the second half as Championship side Middlesbrough produced a shock 2-0 win over Premier League champions Manchester City in the FA Cup.

England Under-21 international Bamford pounced on a defensive misunderstanding early in the second half and substitute Kike settled a thrilling fourth-round tie in injury time at the Etihad Stadium.

Watch Manchester City 0-2 Middlesbrough FA Cup match highlights [VIDEO]

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Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford and Kike struck in the second half as Championship side Middlesbrough produced a shock 2-0 win over Premier League champions Manchester City in the FA Cup.

England Under-21 international Bamford pounced on a defensive misunderstanding early in the second half and substitute Kike settled a thrilling fourth-round tie in injury time at the Etihad Stadium.

FA Cup Saturday, Fourth Round: TV times and open thread

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

Manchester City vs Middlesbrough (FA Cup), 10am, FOX Sports 1 andFOX Soccer 2Go
Birmingham vs West Brom (FA Cup), 10am, FOX Sports 2 andFOX Soccer 2Go
Liverpool vs Bolton (FA Cup), 12:30pm, FOX Sports 2 andFOX Soccer 2Go

Games not being televised in the US, but where the action can be followed via online radio (talkSPORT, BBC 5 Live and regional BBC stations) are:

Blackburn vs Swansea, 7:45am ET
Southampton vs Crystal Palace, 10am ET
Chelsea vs Bradford, 10am ET
Derby vs Chesterfield, 10am ET
Preston vs Sheffield United, 10am ET
Cardiff vs Reading, 10am ET
Spurs vs Leicester, 10am ET
Sunderland vs Fulham, 10am ET

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

FA Cup Saturday, Fourth Round: TV times and open thread

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

Manchester City vs Middlesbrough (FA Cup), 10am, FOX Sports 1 andFOX Soccer 2Go
Birmingham vs West Brom (FA Cup), 10am, FOX Sports 2 andFOX Soccer 2Go
Liverpool vs Bolton (FA Cup), 12:30pm, FOX Sports 2 andFOX Soccer 2Go

Games not being televised in the US, but where the action can be followed via online radio (talkSPORT, BBC 5 Live and regional BBC stations) are:

Blackburn vs Swansea, 7:45am ET
Southampton vs Crystal Palace, 10am ET
Chelsea vs Bradford, 10am ET
Derby vs Chesterfield, 10am ET
Preston vs Sheffield United, 10am ET
Cardiff vs Reading, 10am ET
Spurs vs Leicester, 10am ET
Sunderland vs Fulham, 10am ET

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

Mesut Ozil will be stronger when he returns to regular action for Arsenal, says Wenger

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Arsenal can expect to see a stronger Mesut Ozil when the German playmaker gets back into full-on action, according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Ozil has just returned to the Gunners squad since suffering a knee injury in the defeat at Chelsea in early October, and made a cameo substitute appearance for the closing stages of the Barclays Premier League win over Stoke on January 11.

Mesut Ozil will be stronger when he returns to regular action for Arsenal, says Wenger

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Arsenal can expect to see a stronger Mesut Ozil when the German playmaker gets back into full-on action, according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Ozil has just returned to the Gunners squad since suffering a knee injury in the defeat at Chelsea in early October, and made a cameo substitute appearance for the closing stages of the Barclays Premier League win over Stoke on January 11.

Manchester City ready for challenge against Middlesbrough in FA Cup

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claims his team will be refreshed and ready for the challenge of Middlesbrough after a week in Abu Dhabi.

The Barclays Premier League champions flew to the United Arab Emirates for a five-day warm-weather training camp straight after last week's frustrating loss to Arsenal.

Manchester City ready for challenge against Middlesbrough in FA Cup

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claims his team will be refreshed and ready for the challenge of Middlesbrough after a week in Abu Dhabi.

The Barclays Premier League champions flew to the United Arab Emirates for a five-day warm-weather training camp straight after last week's frustrating loss to Arsenal.

Manchester City is dangerously close to losing its soul as a playing club

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Manchester City is veering dangerously close to completely losing its soul as a playing club despite the stated "holistic" approach of management. An English club that once upon a time fielded players almost entirely from the British Isles, the Blues are close to completing a transition to an entirely foreign squad.

Manchester City is dangerously close to losing its soul as a playing club

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Manchester City is veering dangerously close to completely losing its soul as a playing club despite the stated "holistic" approach of management. An English club that once upon a time fielded players almost entirely from the British Isles, the Blues are close to completing a transition to an entirely foreign squad.

Top Five Best Premier League Penalty Takers

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Top Five Best Premier League Penalty Takers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following 'Mirallas-gate' on Monday night our friends over at www.oulala.com have taken a closer look to who the five best ever Premier League penalty takers are.

It's no surprise that Kevin Mirallas failed to make the cut.

Football Money League: 8 Premier League clubs in Top 20

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Football Money League: 8 Premier League clubs in Top 20 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While European Champions Real Madrid continue to enjoy supremacy at the top, the 2015 Deloitte Money League features eight clubs from the Premier League the most from any country in Europe.

Manchester United, despite going through a disastrous campaign last season, have moved two places up in the second place, with the club reaping the benefits of huge commercial growth and are now strong favourites to become the richest club in the world in coming years.

5 important facts Arsenal fans learnt from the win at Manchester City

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5 important facts Arsenal fans learnt from the win at Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

1. Arsene Wenger has not lost his tactical nous

It was quite unexpected for all football fans that Wenger had a trick up his sleeve for this away game. Arsenal fans did not have too much hope for this game, and pundits, like Gary Neville, were condemning Arsenal before the game had even started.

How the Citizens Stole Lampard

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Well, not exactly; more like "borrowing" an old but still functional squirt gun that your little brother picked up for free from a garage sale, and using that to annoy its previous owner in every way possible for an entire year. Here's my quick pre-apology to all Manchester City fans, and to Frank Lampard for bringing up events involved around him so often in this blog.

Injury scare for Frank Lampard as Manchester City midfielder substituted off in friendly

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Frank Lampard sparked injury fears after playing just the first 20 minutes of Manchester City's friendly victory over Hamburg in Abu Dhabi.

The former England midfielder showed no clear signs of injury but was withdrawn at an early stage of the 2-0 win at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in front of only 5,000 spectators.

Injury scare for Frank Lampard as Manchester City midfielder substituted off in friendly

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Frank Lampard sparked injury fears after playing just the first 20 minutes of Manchester City's friendly victory over Hamburg in Abu Dhabi.

The former England midfielder showed no clear signs of injury but was withdrawn at an early stage of the 2-0 win at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in front of only 5,000 spectators.

Liverpool Could Land England International for Free

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Liverpool Could Land England International for Free - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool target James Milner is "a long way off reaching an agreement" over a new contract with Manchester City, according to the Guardian today.

The England international has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks should the defending Premier League champions fail to reach a new deal with the 29-year old.

How Santi got his groove back

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How Santi got his groove back - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As The Gunners glow over their most complete performance as a unit in years, answers are being sought as to how Arsenal managed to pull off one of their greatest results of recent times with a 0-2 victory versus Manchester City at the Etihad.

Transfer News and Gossip

Man City set to offer Stevan Jovetic in bid for Man Utd target Paul Pogba

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Manchester City are ready to offer Stevan Jovetic as a makeweight in their attempts to land Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, according to Italian...

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Inter Milan plot move for Man City’s Yaya Toure

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is a summer transfer target for Inter Milan, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. Ex-City boss...

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Spurs and Liverpool ready to bid £20m for Jay Rodriguez

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Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City are all preparing to bid for Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez even though he is yet to return from...

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Liverpool target Martin Odegaard signs for Real Madrid

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European champions Real Madrid have completed the signing of Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard. The 16-year-old has spent the last couple of months...

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FA Cup

Watch the FA Cup 5th Round Draw live at 2:15pm ET/11:15am PT [VIDEO]

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The draw for the 5th Round of the FA Cup will be streamed live at 2:15pm ET/11:15am PT today. You can watch it live via the video below.

BBC and NBCSN presenter Gary Lineker will be picking the balls out of the hat alongside talent from UK's The One Show.

There are several surprise names in the draw for this round after Bradford beat Chelsea, Middlesbrough knocked out Manchester City, Blackburn defeated Swansea, as well as other surprises.

Watch the FA Cup 5th Round Draw live at 2:15pm ET/11:15am PT [VIDEO]

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The draw for the 5th Round of the FA Cup will be streamed live at 2:15pm ET/11:15am PT today. You can watch it live via the video below.

BBC and NBCSN presenter Gary Lineker will be picking the balls out of the hat alongside talent from UK's The One Show.

There are several surprise names in the draw for this round after Bradford beat Chelsea, Middlesbrough knocked out Manchester City, Blackburn defeated Swansea, as well as other surprises.

Tactics Review: Man City 0-2 Middlesbrough

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Manchester City tactics Manuel Pellegrini set his side up in a 4-2-3-1 formation to dominate possession and keep play in the opposition's half as he...

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Man City vs Middlesbrough 0-2 Highlights 2015 FA Cup Bamford Kike Goals Video

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FA Cup Fourth Round Preview: Manchester City vs Middlesbrough

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The Rest

Wenger thinks Arsenal can STILL improve even further

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Arsenal are preparing to face Brighton in defence of our FA Cup, and if the Gunners play as well as they did at Man City last week then this game will be just a formality. Many people have described our performance at the Etihad as "perfect" but Arsene Wenger is convinced that Arsenal can still [...]

Man City vs Hamburg 2015 Highlights Friendly 2-0 Jovetic Dzeko Goals Video

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Ba: I don’t mind United fans singing about Gerrard’s slip

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You couldn't make it up. Liverpool were about to win their first league title in over two decades. Steven Gerrard, who had spent the beginning of every season claiming that this year would be their year, finally looked as though he was going to be right.

After beating Manchester City, Gerrard ceased him moment to be the massive scouse cringe bag he is, wiping the non-existant tears from his eyes, huddling his players together, and screaming "this does not f*cking slip!