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MATCH PREVIEW: Chelsea V Liverpool

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The Reds make the trip down south tomorrow as they prepare to face Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side and aim to make it to the League Cup final. The match at Anfield ended very fortunately for Chelsea who did little but convert a penalty early in the game. An inspired performance from Liverpool eventually saw them score via Raheem Sterling but they will need to be on top form tomorrow to have any hope of going through.

Liverpool at Chelsea 01.27.14

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2:45pm ET, live in the US on BeIN Sports

Last four head-to-head:
1-1 (h; League Cup) 01.20.14
1-2 Chelsea (h) 11.08.14
0-2 Chelsea (h) 04.27.14
1-2 Chelsea (a) 12.29.13

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 0-0 Bolton (h); 1-1 Chelsea (h); 2-0 Villa (a)
Chelsea: 2-4 Bradford (h); 1-1 Liverpool (a); 5-0 Swansea (a)

Previous rounds:
Liverpool: 1-1 Chelsea (h); 3-1 Bournemouth (a); 2-1 Swansea (h); 2-2 Boro [14-13 pens] (h)
Chelsea: 1-1 Liverpool (a); 3-1 Derby (a); 2-1 Shrewsbury (a); 2-1 Bolton (h)

Goalscorers (all):
Liverpool: Gerrard 9; Sterling 7; Lallana 4; Henderson, Lambert 3; Balotelli, Coutinho, Markovic, Moreno 2; Borini, Can, Johnson, Lovren, Rossiter, Skrtel, Sturridge, Suso 1
Chelsea: Costa 17; Hazard 12; Oscar 7; Drogba 6; Schürrle, Terry 5; Fabregas, Remy 4; Matic, Ramires, Willian 3; Cahill, Ivanovic, Zouma 2; Mikel 1

Referee: Michael Oliver

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Can Skrtel Sakho
Markovic Henderson Lucas Moreno
Gerrard Coutinho
Sterling

There's honestly not very much to preview here.

MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Bolton Wanderers

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Liverpool welcome Bolton Wanderers to Anfield on Saturday evening for an FA Cup clash and in the process will welcome back ex Red Emile Heskey. He's sure to get a warm welcome as he steps out in front of the Kop but the Anfield faithful will be hoping his name does not end up on the score sheet.

Liverpool v Bolton 01.24.15

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12:30pm ET, live in the US on Fox Sports 2

Last four head-to-head:
1-3 Bolton (a) 01.21.12
3-1 Liverpool (h) 08.27.11
2-1 Liverpool (h) 01.01.11
1-0 Liverpool (a) 10.31.10

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 1-1 Chelsea (h); 2-0 Villa (a); 1-0 Sunderland (a)
Bolton: 2-1 Sheffield Wed (a); 1-1 Leeds (h); 1-0 Wigan (h)

Previous round:
Liverpool: 2-1 Wimbledon (a)
Bolton: 1-0 Wigan (h)

Goalscorers (all):
Liverpool: Gerrard 9; Sterling 7; Lallana 4; Henderson, Lambert 3; Balotelli, Coutinho, Markovic, Moreno 2; Borini, Can, Johnson, Lovren, Rossiter, Skrtel, Sturridge, Suso 1
Bolton: C Davies, Pratley 5; Mason, Mills 4; Danns, Feeney, C.

Liverpool v Chelsea 01.20.14

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2:45pm ET, live in the US on BeIN Sports

Last four head-to-head:
1-2 Chelsea (h) 11.08.14
0-2 Chelsea (h) 04.27.14
1-2 Chelsea (a) 12.29.13
2-2 (h) 04.21.13

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-0 Villa (a); 1-0 Sunderland (a); 2-1 Wimbledon (a)
Chelsea: 5-0 Swansea (a); 2-0 Newcastle (h); 3-0 Watford (a)

Previous rounds:
Liverpool: 3-1 Bournemouth (a); 2-1 Swansea (h); 2-2 Boro [14-13 pens] (h)
Chelsea: 3-1 Derby (a); 2-1 Shrewsbury (a); 2-1 Bolton (h)

Goalscorers (all):
Liverpool: Gerrard 9; Sterling 6; Lallana 4; Henderson, Lambert 3; Balotelli, Coutinho, Markovic, Moreno 2; Borini, Can, Johnson, Lovren, Rossiter, Skrtel, Sturridge, Suso 1
Chelsea: Costa 17; Hazard 11; Oscar 7; Drogba 6; Schürrle, Terry 5; Fabregas, Remy 4; Matic, Willian 3; Ivanovic, Ramires, Zouma 2; Cahill, Mikel 1

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Can Skrtel Sakho
Markovic Henderson Lucas Moreno
Gerrard Coutinho
Sterling

There only seems one question in regards to Liverpool's XI.

Liverpool at Aston Villa 01.17.15

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10am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports Live Extra

Last four head-to-head:
0-1 Villa (h) 09.13.14
2-2 (h) 1.18.14
1-0 Liverpool (a) 08.24.13
2-1 Liverpool (a) 03.31.13

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 1-0 Sunderland (a); 2-1 Wimbledon (a); 2-2 Leicester (h)
Villa: 0-1 Leicester (a); 1-0 Blackpool (h); 0-0 Palace (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Gerrard 5; Lallana, Own Goal, Sterling 4; Coutinho, Henderson, Moreno 2; Can, Johnson, Lambert, Markovic, Skrtel, Sturridge 1
Villa: Agbonlahor, Weimann 3; Benteke 2; Clark, Cole, Hutton 1

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Can Skrtel Sakho
Markovic Henderson Lucas Moreno
Coutinho Sterling
Borini

With Sterling back from his winter break and with Gerrard and Lallana injured (even though both are training, the latter much sooner than expected), Liverpool's line-up seems easy to predict.

Liverpool at Sunderland 01.10.15

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7:45am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
0-0 (h) 12.06.14
2-1 Liverpool (h) 03.26.14
3-1 Liverpool (a) 09.29.13
3-0 Liverpool (h) 01.02.13

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-1 Wimbledon (a); 2-2 Leicester (h); 4-1 Swansea (h)
Sunderland: 1-0 Leeds (h); 2-3 City (a); 0-0 Villa (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Gerrard 5; Lallana, Own Goal, Sterling 4; Coutinho, Henderson, Moreno 2; Can, Johnson, Lambert, Skrtel, Sturridge 1
Sunderland: Fletcher, Johnson 4; Gomez, Larsson, Rodwell, Wickham 2; Cattermole 1

Referee: Craig Pawson

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Can Skrtel Sakho
Manquillo Henderson Lucas Moreno
Gerrard Coutinho
Sterling

For once, Liverpool's lineup seems to write itself.

Liverpool Face Wimbledon In FA Cup

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They may not be the crazy gang anymore and we certainly aren't the culture club at the moment but Liverpool playing in Red will be going for gold on the green. It's the first time the two clubs have met since the old Wimbledon morphed into MK Dons and so it should be an interesting FA Cup tie for both sides.

Liverpool at AFC Wimbledon 01.05.15

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3pm ET, live in the US on Fox Sports 1

Previous Rounds:
Liverpool: n/a
Wimbledon: 1-0 Wycombe (a); 3-1 York (h); 1-1 York (a)

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-2 Leicester (h); 4-1 Swansea (h); 1-0 Burnley (a)
Wimbledon: 4-1 Exeter (h); 2-0 Portsmouth (a); 0-1 Mansfield (h)

Goalscorers (all):
Liverpool: Gerrard 7; Sterling 6; Lallana 4; Henderson 3; Balotelli, Coutinho, Lambert, Moreno 2; Can, Johnson, Lovren, Rossiter, Skrtel, Sturridge, Suso 1
Wimbledon: Tubbs 15; Akinfenwa 9; Azeez, Rigg 5; Barrett, Francomb, Smith 2; Frampton, Fuller, Goodman, Sainte-Luce, Sutherland 1

Referee: Jon Moss

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Manquillo Skrtel Lovren Moreno
Rossiter Allen
Suso Markovic Borini
Balotelli

I have absolutely no idea how Liverpool will line up or who Liverpool will line up with.

Liverpool v Leicester 01.01.15

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10am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports Live Extra

Last four head-to-head:
3-1 Liverpool (a) 12.02.14
0-0 (a) 03.28.04
2-1 Liverpool (h) 09.20.03
1-0 Liverpool (h) 01.30.02

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 4-1 Swansea (h); 1-0 Burnley (a); 2-2 Arsenal (h)
Leicester: 1-0 Hull (a); 1-2 Tottenham (h); 0-2 West Ham (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Lallana, Own Goal, Sterling 4; Gerrard 3; Coutinho, Henderson, Moreno 2; Can, Johnson, Lambert, Skrtel, Sturridge 1
Leicester: Ulloa 7; Cambiasso, Mahrez, Schlupp 2; Nugent, Vardy, Wood 1

Referee: Mike Jones

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Can Toure Sakho
Henderson Gerrard Lucas Moreno
Coutinho Lallana
Sterling

I'm afraid I've got some bad news.

Liverpool v Swansea 12.29.14

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3pm ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
2-1 Liverpool (h; League Cup) 10.28.14
4-3 Liverpool (h) 02.23.14
2-2 (a) 09.16.13
5-0 Liverpool (h) 02.17.13

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 1-0 Burnley (a); 2-2 Arsenal (h); 3-1 Bournemouth (a)
Burnley: 1-0 Villa (h); 1-0 Hull (a); 1-2 Tottenham (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Sterling 4; Gerrard, Own Goal 3; Coutinho, Henderson, Lallana 2; Can, Johnson, Lambert, Moreno, Skrtel, Sturridge 1
Swansea: Bony 8; Dyer, Ki, Routledge, Sigurðsson 3; Gomis, Shelvey 1

Referee: Andre Marriner

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Toure Skrtel Sakho
Henderson Gerrard Lucas Moreno
Coutinho Lallana
Sterling

Brad Jones' injury means that Mignolet will have to come back into the side, no matter how Rodgers wants to handle the goalkeeping situation (read: horror show).

Liverpool at Burnley 12.26.14

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10am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports Live Extra

Last four head-to-head:
4-0 Liverpool (a) 04.25.10
4-0 Liverpool (h) 09.12.09
0-1 Burnley (a, FA Cup) 01.18.05
1-0 Burnley (h, FA Cup) 01.04.97

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-2 Arsenal (h); 3-1 Bournemouth (a); 0-3 United (a)
Burnley: 1-2 Tottenham (a); 1-0 Southampton (h); 0-2 QPR (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Gerrard, Own Goal, Sterling 3; Coutinho, Henderson, Lallana 2; Can, Johnson, Lambert, Moreno, Skrtel, Sturridge 1
Burnley: Ings 4; Barnes 3; Boyd 2; Arfield, Kightly, Wallace 1

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Guess at a line-up:
Jones
Toure Skrtel Sakho
Henderson Gerrard Lucas Markovic
Coutinho Lallana
Sterling

If it's ain't (all that) broke, don't fix it.

Liverpool v Arsenal 12.21.14

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11am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
1-2 Arsenal (a; FA Cup) 02.16.14
5-1 Liverpool (h) 02.08.14
0-2 Arsenal (a) 11.02.13
2-2 (a) 01.30.13

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 3-1 Bournemouth (a); 0-3 United (a); 1-1 Basel (h)
Arsenal: 4-1 Newcastle (h); 4-1 Galatasaray (a); 2-3 Stoke (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Gerrard, Own Goal, Sterling 3; Henderson, Lallana 2; Can, Coutinho, Johnson, Lambert, Moreno, Sturridge 1
Arsenal: Alexis 9; Giroud 4; Cazorla, Ramsey, Welbeck 3; Chambers, Koscielny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Özil, WIlshere 1

Referee: Michael Oliver

Guess at a line-up:
Jones
Toure Skrtel Sakho
Henderson Gerrard Lucas Markovic
Coutinho Lallana
Sterling

I'd be fairly surprised if it's not the same formation and XI as against Bournemouth.

English Premier League

Williamson Dropped – Dummett At Center-Back – Haidara Starts

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Caretaker manager John Carver has just announced the team for the home game with Southampton and Mike Williamson has been dropped and in comes Dummett in the middle and Massadio Haidara comes in at left-back. Newcastle: (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback; Remy [.

The Expected Team And Result For Newcastle Today

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Sammy Ameobi may oust Yoan Gouffran from the starting line-up today, as John Carver will play an attacking side against Southampton at St. James' Park, but more readers think we will lose this game than win it. John Carver can he get his first win as caretaker manager Newcastle are catching Southampton at a [.

MATCH PREVIEW: Aston Villa V Liverpool

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Liverpool travel to the Midlands on Saturday as they prepare to face a struggling Aston Villa side. Paul Lambert's team are currently 13th in the table on 22 points. With the return of Raheem Sterling after a club sanctioned holiday this week, Brendan will be hoping his star man can steer his side to victory at Villa Park.

This Is Newcastle’s Best Team Against Weakened Saints Side

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Davide Santon and Sammy Ameobi are back fit again and we think that Sammy will likely get a start against Southampton on Saturday. John Carver also said that both Siem de Jong and Mehdi Abeid returned to full training today with Mehdi ahead of Siem in terms of fitness and we could even see Mehdi [...

The Team And Expected Result For Newcastle Today

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Newcastle players have really nothing to lose today, so they should go out and give it a (very) good effort against Chelsea, and who knows what may happen? Fabricio Coloccini should be back today Chelsea were hammered 5-3 at Spurs in their last league game, and that's the first time a Chelsea side coached [.

Newcastle Must Be Resulute – It Will Be Very Tough At Chelsea

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John Carver and the Newcastle players were booed by Newcastle fans after the game at Leicester City last Saturday, when we were again eliminated at the first hurdle of the FA Cup. John Carver in charge again today as caretaker manager John Carver made seven changes to the side that could only draw with [.

MATCH PREVIEW: Sunderland V Liverpool

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Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light on Saturday as Brendan Rodgers aims to steer his side to a win over Sunderland. The January transfer window has swung open but for the time being it looks as though the Reds will have to wait to bring new faces to Anfield.

Injuries for Liverpool mean they are without several players due to long term injury and recently Adam Lallana was added to the list with a calf problem.

This Will Be Newcastle’s Much Changed Side At Chelsea

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We could have as many as seven changesfrom the team that lost to Leicester City in the third round of the FA Cup last Saturday. Fabricio Coloccini should return at Chelsea And caretaker manager JohnCarver took some time out at the beginning of his press conferenceon Thursday, to say it was the NewcastleDoctor who ruled [.

Steven Taylor, Gouffran And Riviere All Start

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Caretaker manager John Carver has just announced the Newcastle team for the game at home this afternoon with Burnley and Steven Taylor returns in central defense and Manu Riviere gets a start up front in place of the suspended Papiss Cisse. Newcastle: Alnwick, Janmaat, Coloccini, S Taylor, Dummett, Sissoko, Colback Tiote, Gouffran, Perez, Riviere Subs: [.

Leicester At Anfield On New Year's Day

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Liverpool face Leicester on New Year's Day as the Reds look to continue their streak of good performances after a 4-1 win over Swansea.

Injuries for the Reds mean they are without Brad Jones, Joe Allen and Glen Johnson. A doubt still remains for Dejan Lovren too. Also unavailable to start will be Martin Skrtel who is suspended, it is presumed Kolo Toure will take his place.

Lallana Shines In Swansea Win

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Brendan Rodgers steered his Liverpool side to an emphatic 4-1 win over Swansea at Anfield on Monday night as the Reds finally began to look like a side that could frighten the opposition and be successful in attack.

I'm the first to admit that when I saw the starting line up, it wasn't completely my cup of tea.

Rodgers' Reds Face Monk's Swans

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Liverpool welcome Swansea to Anfield on Monday night as they look for another win after beating Burnley 1-0 on Boxing Day. It's an extremely familiar opposition for Brendan who will relish the chance to get the better of his old captain Garry Monk.

Injuries for Liverpool mean they are unable to call upon goalkeeper Brad Jones who is suffering from a thigh injury.

Williamson, Gouffran And Cisse All Start Against Everton

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Alan Pardew has just announced the team got the game at home to Everton today and Papiss Cisse makes a start, and as we expected Mike Williamson comes in for Steven Taylor at center-back. Newcastle: Alnwick; Janmaat, Coloccini (c), Williamson, Dummett; Perez, Sissoko, Tiote, Colback, Gouffran; Cisse Subs: Woodman, Santon, S.

Sterling Strike Seals Reds Win

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Liverpool eventually managed to get the better of Burnley on Boxing Day after a second half Raheem Sterling strike gave the Reds all three points. A very dire first half left fans feeling a little more than disgruntled but our star man saved us as we struggled to make an impact in front of goal.

Armstrong And Anita Start At Old Trafford

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Alan Pardew has just announced the Newcastle side for the tough game at Old Trafford today, and 17 year-old local lad Adam Armstrong gets a start up front, and Dutchman Vurnon Anita also gets a rare start. Newcastle: Alnwick; Janmaat, Coloccini (c), S.Taylor, Dummett; Colback, Anita; Sissoko, Perez, Gouffran; Armstrong Subs: Woodman, Williamson, Satka, Cabella, [.

Pardew – This Is The Key Stat In Tomorrow’s Game

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Alan Pardew seems to think that the amount of possession we are able to sustainagainst Manchester United tomorrow at Old Trafford is important, and will ultimately decide the game. Alan Pardew possession is key In his press conference for the game tomorrow, which was held on Tuesday afternoon, the Newcastle manager made a point [.

This Will Be Key For Newcastle Tomorrow

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Newcastle play at Old Trafford tomorrow, and then we have two home games against Everton and Burnley on Sunday afternoon and Thursday afternoon New Years Day. Ryan Taylor could return soon but not for tomorrow Then two days later we are at Leicester City in the FA Cup third round so the [...]

This Could Be Newcastle’s Best Team For Manchester United

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Newcastle still have 10players out injured and in addition, just to make things a little bit worse Cheick Tiote is suspended for the game tomorrow at Old Trafford. Alan Pardew no injured players coming back for Red Devils Alan Pardew in his news conference eon Tuesday said that no players would be returning from [.

Burnley On Boxing Day For Reds

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Liverpool line up to face Burnley for their Boxing Day fixture this year and Brendan Rodgers will certainly be looking for a win after a hard fought draw against Arsenal last weekend. A bonus for the Reds boss is the return of Mario Balotelli who was serving a ban for the last match.

Injuries for Liverpool mean they are without Joe Allen and the usual list of long term absentees.

How Well Can Newcastle Do At Manchester United?

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Newcastle won at Old Trafford last December for the first time since 1972 with a goal from Yohan Cabaye after 61 minutes, and we are again at the famous ground on Friday afternoon. Alan Pardew two wins in a row at Old Trafford? Newcastle are still short of 10 players out injured however, so [...]

Newcastle Team Just Announced – Five Geordies Start

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Alan Pardew has just announced his team for the first Tyne Wear derby of the season and PPaiss Cisse starts on the bench. Newcastle will play in a 4-3-3 formation: Newcastle: Alnwick; Janmaat, Coloccini (c), S.Taylor, Dummett; Sissoko, Colback, Tiote; Gouffran, Perez, Ameobi. Subs: Woodman, Haidara, Williamson, Cabella, Armstrong, Riviere, Cisse That's five Geordies in [.

Reds Kick Off Festive Period Against Arsenal

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Liverpool will face Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday after successfully getting the better of Bournemouth in their league cup clash earlier in the week. Manager Brendan Rodgers will be unable to call on Mario Balotelli though who has ridiculously been banned by the FA for a social media post.

Injuries for Liverpool mean they are still without long term absentees Daniel Sturridge and Jon Flanagan.

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Saints fear the wrath of an Angel

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What a difference a Christmas break makes. A month ago Chelsea had won the league. Southampton and West Ham were going to be in the Champions League. And families across Britain were hopeful that their lives would mean something in 2015.

Fast forward to Monday morning and the Nation is furious they can't wear pyjamas to work while simultaneously drowning in coffee.

Man United vs Yeovil Town: Down memory lane.

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Yeovil Town will host their glamour tie against the mighty Manchester United, in the 3rd round of the oldest cup competition in world football, on Sunday 4th January 2015. What a tie this will be, as...

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United hoping to provide perfect hangover cure

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After the cans have been cleared away, the taste of ale scrubbed from your mouth and you've snuck out without her, noticing football fans can get back to the important things in life.

The best thing about January 1st is the promise of football. While everyone else is focusing on a new year and a new start, Macaulay Culkin swears that this is the year he gets his life back on track and Rene Zellweger promises no more plastic surgery in 2015, United fans will hope to nurse a hangover with victory at the Britannia stadium.

United take a trip to the manager Circus

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Realistically Tottenham have become a team with the same manager merry-go-round as Real Madrid, but with the London side it's been more like aiming for Kate Upton covered in chocolate but ending up with Kerry Katona and a half empty bottle of curry sauce. This preview is written with Mauricio Pochettino currently at the helm, but keeping in mind this could change by Sunday.

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Sorry Newcastle Beaten 2-1 By Saints – Booed Off The Field

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Newcastle gave a disappointing display today at home against a Southampton side who had three of their best players missing, but for the first time in twelve tries at St. James' Park, the Saints cameaway with a 2-1 victory and they deserved the points. Eljero Elia after scoring first goal Newcastle were very disappointing and [.