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United’s 20th Premiership Title: Why Van Persie Feels ‘Weird’ & Rooney Says “Nothing Will Be Taken For Granted”

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You couldn't ask for a better gift than winning the title on your debut season, and quite fittingly, the protagonist of Man United's 20th Premiership title was Robin van Persie. His stupendous hat-trick against Aston Villa sealed the deal for the Red Devils last night, and really, you find yourself muttering : "Who else was it going to be?

Man City’s Madcap Title Celebrations : A Party With Carlos Tevez, David Silva, Joe Hart, Sergio Aguero & More

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You're looking at the two men who effectively won the Premiership title for Manchester City last night. And really, if it wasn't for Edin Dzeko and Kun Aguero's pulsating goals in the last five minutes a heart-stopping moment for fans of football it would've been a different story.

Man City To Bid £30 Million For Napoli’s Edinson Cavani, United’s Positivity Ahead Of Crunch Sunday

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Here's Napoli's Edinson Cavani looking very much like a drummer of a hipster band you'd probably spot at Coachella. The words on his cool shirt translates to : "All other t-shirts are to be washed!" So Edinson, what exactly happens if your entire drawer is stuffed with these exact shirts do you wash them all?

Premiership Party : Man City On Course For Inspiring Title Win As Roberto Mancini ‘Memes’ Prepare For Launch

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This morning, we received this epic artwork in the mail from Alex in the UK. Thanks to Alex, you know what to expect in the following weeks. After Sergio Ramos, it's now time for a slew of Mancini Memes such as this one to hit us all.

Nani Confident Over United’s Chance at Manchester Derby

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Manchester United's 4-4 draw against Everton this weekend has simply set the title race back on again especially if Sir Alex Ferguson's team got beaten by Manchester City in the upcoming Manchester Derby.

This tricky situation is acknowledged by United's Portuguese winger, Nani, but he is confident that his side can provide a quality performance at the Derby, bouncing back from their disappointment against the Toffees along with sealing the premiership title.

Gerrard: This Is Our Year 2005-2012

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July 10th 2005: "It was great to get the shirt back on and hopefully in the coming season I can hit top form and deliver a trophy. Hopefully I can go on and win that medal that I'm craving for, which is the Premiership, because that's the one I'm missing. Hopefully it will be this year, but if not it will happen in the four years that I've signed for.

Premiership Party : Andy Caroll Gets A Hug, Liverpool’s Woes and Chicharito’s Funky Glasses

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After their 2-0 "mulling" in the hands of Newcastle last night, it would be fashionable to mock Liverpool today. But the only thing we're laughing about is the way Jonás Gutiérrez is hugging Andy Caroll in that photo above.

Premiership Party: Andre Villas-Boas Attends Barca ‘B’ Game & The Retaliation Of Sir Alex Ferguson

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It's been 22 days since Andre Villas-Boas parted ways with Chelsea and contrary to popular belief, the Portuguese hasn't been directing spies to Inter Milan's training ground (or more specifically, Ranieri's house). Instead, Villas-Boas attracted a fair bit of attention in Barcelona last weekend when he attended the Segunda division match between Barça B and Alcoyano at the Mini Estadi, where fans spotted him and asked for autographs.

Has Harry’s Tactical Naivety Cost Spurs A Title Challenge?

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In the space of seven days, Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of challenging for the Premiership title were swept aside once and for all with back-to-back defeats to Arsenal and Manchester United. Whilst injuries undoubtedly robbed boss Harry Redknapp of the chance to field his best eleven, his inexperience of managing in such high-profile games showed in his approach to both games.

Has Harry’s Tactical Naivety Cost Spurs A Title Challenge?

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Has Harry's Tactical Naivety Cost Spurs A Title Challenge? - originally posted on

In the space of seven days, Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of challenging for the Premiership title were swept aside once and for all with back-to-back defeats to Arsenal and Manchester United. Whilst injuries undoubtedly robbed boss Harry Redknapp of the chance to field his best eleven, his inexperience of managing in such high-profile games showed in his approach to both games.


Cazorla – I believe Arsenal can win the Premiership (unlike Van Persie!)

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The new Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is convinced that the Gunners can challenge for the Premiership title this season, and he had a little swipe at Robin Van Persie while he was at it!

He said: "The objective is for us to fight for the title and we will be there doing that right until the end.

Podolski – The Premier League is hard to win, but Arsenal can do it!

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Lukas Podolski was so happy after he scored his first goal (and secured his first official) with Arsenal at the weekend, and he believes that if the Gunners can carry on playing like that they they will certainly challenge for the Premiership title this season. "If we can play like we did at Liverpool, then [.

Andre Santos wants Arsenal to aim for the top!

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The Brazilian left-back Andre Santos believes that Arsenal should kick on this season and certainly aim for the Premiership title and the Champions League trophy, and nothing less! "Arsenal is definitely a great club, one of the best in the world," Santos told "We have got to think about winning titles: English champions, European [.

Vermaelen – I am confident that Arsenal will be even better next season

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Thomas Vermaelen is very happy with Arsenal's current form, and believes that they can carry their more consistent run of wins into next season and make a real challenge for the Premiership title. "In some games we have shown a lot of quality and that we can compete with everybody," said Vermaelen. "But you have [.

Hill-Wood convinced that Van Persie will sign new Arsenal contract

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Robin Van Persie has continually stated that he won't discuss his new Arsenal contract until the end of the season, but the consensus is saying that he wants proof that Arsenal will buy a few players this summer to provide a real challenge for the Premiership title next season. As Arsene Wenger has already secured [.

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The spectacular fall of Harry Redknapp as Arsenal finish him off

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'Arry goes after four years as Spurs manager

On top of the world a bare four months ago having been cleared of tax evasion charges that dragged on for months, in the drivers seat for the England job, Spurs challenging for the Premiership title with a Champions League spot in the bag.

Roberto Di Matteo's chances at Chelsea permanence appear bleak

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This does not look good for Roberto Di Matteo's chances of staying on at Chelsea, at least as manager. Days after winning the most coveted prize a European club can hope to get and adding the oldest football trophy in the world to that bag, the club owner and the technical director are the ones calling the shots on the transfers.

Chelsea and City win, financial fair play rules not so much

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Financial fair play rules into the sinkhole?

In October 2010 Wayne Rooney issued a warning to the Glazers to splash the cash to make Utd competitive. He was proven right a year and a half later as City won their maiden Premiership. For their part City were hardly obliging as even before the ink had dried casting their eyes at their favourite supply chain, Arsenal, for the services of Robin Van Persie, ready to send his wages out of the stratosphere.

Hall of Shame: Samir Nasri

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Samir Nasri almost cost City the title when he mistakenly let the ball go out of bounds thinking it was off QPR

The former Arsenal midfielder couldn't sit back and enjoy City's historic season. He had to resort to a cheap shot at his old club underlining that very true adage, "money doesn't buy you class.

Carlos Tevez's whose career was RIP calls the same on Sir Alex

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Holding up that sign earned Carlos Tevez a slap on the wrist. It's all a bit ironical considering Tevez's own career was almost over 6 months ago after he refused to play Bayern.

An enraged Mancini vowed he would never play for City as the club readied his transfer in the January window.

Man Utd's reaction as City's result against QPR comes through

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Man Utd did their part as Wayne Rooney scored against Sunderland and then held on to win. It all looked good as City stared at defeat against QPR at the Etihad with three minutes left. Fans began clapping expectantly as Sir Alex paced around awaiting a possible 13th Premiership title.

A Toure de force in City's 2-0 win over Newcastle

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szólj hozzá: Newcastle 0-2 M.City Goals

Yaya Toure was a one man wrecking crew in City's win over Utd on Monday without scoring a goal. Against Newcastle he continued in the same vein and scored a brace. The first was a sublime piece of precision and placement. Roberto Mancini won the tactical battle against Sir Alex and this time too his decision to take off an ineffective Samir Nasri and introduce Nigel de Jong to patrol the backfield gave free rein to Toure's attacking instincts.

Helped by bumbling officials, Utd tighten grip beating QPR, 2-0

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szólj hozzá: Manchester 1-0 QPR

This has been a bad weekend for the men in charge of match proccedings. Today's edition of bumbling officials featured Lee Mason and Ceri Richards conspiring to send QPR's Shaun Derry off for a love tap on Ashley Young who fell on the pitch like he had been poleaxed.

Patrick Vieira's contention of referee favouritism is bunk

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Patrick Vieira started a firestorm when he claimed that Man Utd get preferential treatment from referees. He was referring to referee Michael Oliver's decision not to award a penalty to Fulham when Michael Carrick brought down Danny Murphy in the 89th minute during their weekend encounter.

Mario Balotelli's thoughts are far away from Man City

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Mario Balotelli took some precious time off from Man City's precariously poised Premiership campaign to fly down to Milan and disrupt Andrea Stramaccioni's press conference. Stramaccioni replaced Claudio Ranieri as Inter's coach following their disastrous slide down the Serie.

Carlos Tevez: Life as a dog under Roberto Mancini

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Lasse Hallstrom's classic did not feature Carlos Tevez

Last week it was the Anfield cat decidedly unimpressed by Brad Friedel's overtures, yesterday it was Carlos Tevez whining about how he was "treated like a dog" by Roberto Mancini.

Lets face it, Joleon Lescott scoring City's winners is a sign of serious trouble because Wayne Rooney has ominously kicked it up a notch for Utd.

Roberto Mancini has no choice but to play Tevez

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A few months ago, everything was going swimmingly for City. All they seemingly had to do was to show up for win after lopsided win. But then there was a gradual slide in theor fortunes. At the end of January their season is but a litany of thwarted ambitions. Out of the Champions League in December and by last week, the Carling Cup and the FA Cup, their accelerated program to win the Premiership title seems to have hit a wall and in danger of being snatched by those other pesky Mancunians and the upstart Spurs.

Spurs Everton win leaves them breathing hard on City and Utd

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szólj hozzá: Tottenham H. 2-0 Everton

Benoit Assou Ekotto's spectacular 30 yard strike continued a tradition of Spurs long range bombs in recent times - Danny Rose, Rafael Van Der Vaart, Tom Huddlestone, Kyle Walker, come to mind. The first goal came from Aaron Lennon, cutting past Leighton Baines, after the left back completely missed clearing a long diagonal ball from Ekotto, and then shooting past the diving Tim Howard.

Scott Sinclair's goal for Swansea stop Spurs

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An effervescent Swansea side stroking the ball with ease pinned the Hydra headed Spurs attack for lengthy spells. Against the run of play Spurs went up just before the half with Rafael Van Der Vaart's goal after Benoit Assou- Ekotto had done all the spadework down the left flank.

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The North London Derby Preview

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For the first time this century Arsenal go into a North London derby as the underdogs and although it hurts me to say it our opponents today deserve to be in, for them, the highly unusual position of being above us in the league.

They have been playing some surprisingly good football and their manager, having cobbled together a squad of players recognised as perhaps the third or fourth strongest in the Premiership, is being touted around as the next England manager despite his limited experience at European level and total lack at International level.

Tevez set to return

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Carlos Tevez was told by Roberto Mancini he would never play for Manchester City again. Carlos Tevez told Manchester City he never wanted anything to do with the club again. This week Carlos Tevez is going to return to Manchester City and within a couple of weeks, after fitness training, Carlos Tevez will be pulling on the blue Manchester City shirt all over again.

A quiet January transfer window – Part 2

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Manchester City's crosstown rivals and English Premiership title contenders Manchester United could also do with a transfer signing. Nemanja Vidic, the club captain and lynchpin of the Manchester United defence, is out for the rest of the season. Rio Ferdinand, the former England captain and one of the best defenders in the club's history, continuously suffers from niggling injuries and his participation is never certain until the match begins.

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Noticias : It’s A Blue Day For United As Maradona Arrives In Manchester

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When your son-in-law is playing a vital role in the Manchester Derby, you're allowed to turn up and sit next to Giannina at the VIP stands, even if you had spent the whole time opposing his move to the club and whispering "Real Madrid" softly into his ears.

Such exceptions only apply in England because a) he's Maradona, b) no one can stop him from walking into any room and c) Pele is not around.

Manchester United vs. Fulham: Your Running Commentary

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Fulham have lost their last two league games via shutout, and in order to end that poor run on Monday they will have to do so against a Manchester United team still fighting for first place in the Premiership.

Manchester United hosts the Cottagers (3pm, ESPN2) in a match that will pit Clint Dempsey against the likes of Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs.