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Seedorf suffers losing start as Deportivo coach

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Madrid (AFP) – Clarence Seedorf’s reign as coach of Deportivo La Coruna began with a 1-0 defeat at home to Real Betis on Monday that left his new club firmly in the relegation zone in La Liga.

The former Dutch international midfielder, 41, was appointed by the Galician side on a deal until the end of the season with the aim of keeping them in Spain’s top flight after the sacking of Cristobal Parralo.

Seedorf suffers losing start as Deportivo coach

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Madrid (AFP) – Clarence Seedorf’s reign as coach of Deportivo La Coruna began with a 1-0 defeat at home to Real Betis on Monday that left his new club firmly in the relegation zone in La Liga.

The former Dutch international midfielder, 41, was appointed by the Galician side on a deal until the end of the season with the aim of keeping them in Spain’s top flight after the sacking of Cristobal Parralo.

Kainz brace boosts Bremen survival bid, Ginczek gives Stuttgart hope

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Berlin (AFP) – Florian Kainz netted two superb goals in Werder Bremen’s 3-1 Bundesliga win at home to Wolfsburg on Sunday, helping ease his side’s relegation worries.

Stuttgart also boosted their chances of Bundesliga survival with a 1-0 victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Newcastle rock Man Utd as Huddersfield win at last

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London (AFP) – Matt Ritchie condemned Manchester United to a shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Newcastle, while Huddersfield climbed out of the relegation zone after a 4-1 win against Bournemouth on Sunday.

United’s second defeat in their last three Premier League games leaves them 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Newcastle rock Man Utd as Huddersfield win at last

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London (AFP) – Matt Ritchie condemned Manchester United to a shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Newcastle, while Huddersfield climbed out of the relegation zone after a 4-1 win against Bournemouth on Sunday.

United’s second defeat in their last three Premier League games leaves them 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Mounie brace lifts Huddersfield out of trouble

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London (AFP) – Huddersfield climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone after Steve Mounie’s double fired his side to a 4-1 win against Bournemouth on Sunday.

David Wagner’s team took a seventh-minute lead at the John Smith’s Stadium as Alex Pritchard took Mounie’s pass and drilled in his first Huddersfield goal since his January move from Norwich.

West Ham put Moyes’ future on hold until end of season

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London (AFP) – West Ham say they won’t hold talks with under-fire manager David Moyes over his future with the Premier League strugglers until the end of the season.

Moyes agreed a contract lasting until June when he replaced Slaven Bilic in November, but it has been reported he won’t stay with the east London club beyond this term regardless of whether they avoid relegation.

West Ham put Moyes’ future on hold until end of season

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London (AFP) – West Ham say they won’t hold talks with under-fire manager David Moyes over his future with the Premier League strugglers until the end of the season.

Moyes agreed a contract lasting until June when he replaced Slaven Bilic in November, but it has been reported he won’t stay with the east London club beyond this term regardless of whether they avoid relegation.

Kane strikes but Spurs drop points

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Harry Kane struck his 99th Premier League goal to earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s on Sunday after Davinson Sanchez’s own goal had given Southampton an early lead.

The result moves Spurs closer to Liverpool in fourth place but it was not enough to lift Southampton out of the relegation zone.

Ex-Real Madrid star Michel sacked by struggling Malaga

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Madrid (AFP) – Struggling La Liga side Malaga sacked coach Michel on Saturday with the team languishing in the relegation zone.

The club announced the departure of the 54-year-old in the wake of their 1-0 defeat at Getafe on Friday, a result that left them five points from safety.

Ex-Real Madrid star Michel sacked by struggling Malaga

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Madrid (AFP) – Struggling La Liga side Malaga sacked coach Michel on Saturday with the team languishing in the relegation zone.

The club announced the departure of the 54-year-old in the wake of their 1-0 defeat at Getafe on Friday, a result that left them five points from safety.

Hughes defiant despite Stoke fans’ discontent

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes says he is the best person to lead Stoke away from the relegation zone despite fans calling for his head after a 1-0 loss to Newcastle on Monday.

The 54-year-old former Wales and Manchester United striker - who numbers Manchester City among clubs he has managed - has seen his side slide to fifth from bottom with just one win in their last seven league matches.

Hughes defiant despite Stoke fans’ discontent

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes says he is the best person to lead Stoke away from the relegation zone despite fans calling for his head after a 1-0 loss to Newcastle on Monday.

The 54-year-old former Wales and Manchester United striker - who numbers Manchester City among clubs he has managed - has seen his side slide to fifth from bottom with just one win in their last seven league matches.

Lille win over Saint-Etienne to ease pressure on Bielsa

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Paris (AFP) – Lille beat Saint-Etienne 3-1 on Friday to ease the pressure on under-fire Argentinian coach Marcelo Bielsa and move out of the Ligue 1 relegation zone.

The second straight win dragged Lille out of the bottom two, having ended a nine-match winless streak with a 3-0 victory over Metz before the international break.

Lille win over Saint-Etienne to ease pressure on Bielsa

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Paris (AFP) – Lille beat Saint-Etienne 3-1 on Friday to ease the pressure on under-fire Argentinian coach Marcelo Bielsa and move out of the Ligue 1 relegation zone.

The second straight win dragged Lille out of the bottom two, having ended a nine-match winless streak with a 3-0 victory over Metz before the international break.

New boss Puel aims for consistency at Leicester

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London (AFP) – New Leicester boss Claude Puel said on Friday he aims to bring consistency to the club after a rollercoaster few years in which they have dodged relegation and won the Premier League before struggling again.

Leicester won the Championship in 2014, staved off relegation the following season against the odds and then became Premier League champions in a fairytale 2015-2016 season under Claudio Ranieri.

Romulo rescues Verona with first Serie A win

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Verona (Italy) (AFP) – Romulo fired Verona to their first success of the Serie A campaign on Monday with a 1-0 win over 10-man Benevento.

Luca Antei was shown a straight red card in the first half after a rough challenge on Mattia Valoti, and after missing a string of chances Brazilian full-back Romulo volleyed in on 74 minutes.

Romulo rescues Verona with first Serie A win

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Verona (Italy) (AFP) – Romulo fired Verona to their first success of the Serie A campaign on Monday with a 1-0 win over 10-man Benevento.

Luca Antei was shown a straight red card in the first half after a rough challenge on Mattia Valoti, and after missing a string of chances Brazilian full-back Romulo volleyed in on 74 minutes.

Burnley bolster survival bid with Palace win

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London (AFP) – Burnley’s first away league win of the season left them within touching distance of Premier League survival after they saw off Crystal Palace 2-0 on Saturday.

Goals at either end of the match from Ashley Barnes and Andre Gray secured victory at Selhurst Park as the Clarets finally savoured winning all three points on the road for the first time this term.

Burnley bolster survival bid with Palace win

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London (AFP) – Burnley’s first away league win of the season left them within touching distance of Premier League survival after they saw off Crystal Palace 2-0 on Saturday.

Goals at either end of the match from Ashley Barnes and Andre Gray secured victory at Selhurst Park as the Clarets finally savoured winning all three points on the road for the first time this term.

Redknapp may extend surprise spell with Birmingham

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London (AFP) – Harry Redknapp says he is open to extending his shock return to management at Birmingham City beyond the end of this season.

The “football mad” former Tottenham boss, 70, has been hired by Birmingham’s Hong Kong-based owners in a desperate bid to avoid relegation from the Championship following Gianfranco Zola’s resignation with just three games remaining.

Redknapp may extend surprise spell with Birmingham

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London (AFP) – Harry Redknapp says he is open to extending his shock return to management at Birmingham City beyond the end of this season.

The “football mad” former Tottenham boss, 70, has been hired by Birmingham’s Hong Kong-based owners in a desperate bid to avoid relegation from the Championship following Gianfranco Zola’s resignation with just three games remaining.

Bournemouth on the rise as Swansea slump

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Bournemouth bolstered their bid for Premier League survival and pushed Swansea deeper into the relegation mire as Benik Afobe inspired a 2-0 home win on Saturday.

Eddie Howe’s side took the lead at Dean Court thanks to a first-half own goal from Alfie Mawson, who deflected in Afobe’s shot.

Deeney own goal gifts Crystal Palace precious win

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London (AFP) – Crystal Palace recorded a third successive Premier League win for the first time since September after Troy Deeney’s own goal consigned Watford to a 1-0 defeat on Saturday.

Deeney, the Watford skipper, headed a free-kick by Yohan Cabaye into his own net midway through the second half to send Palace four points clear of the relegation zone.

Deeney own goal gifts Crystal Palace precious win

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London (AFP) – Crystal Palace recorded a third successive Premier League win for the first time since September after Troy Deeney’s own goal consigned Watford to a 1-0 defeat on Saturday.

Deeney, the Watford skipper, headed a free-kick by Yohan Cabaye into his own net midway through the second half to send Palace four points clear of the relegation zone.

Struggling Middlesbrough axe Karanka

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London (AFP) – Aitor Karanka was sacked as Middlesbrough manager on Thursday as the Premier League strugglers made a last-ditch bid to avoid relegation.

Karanka paid the price for Middlesbrough’s slump into the relegation zone after a miserable run of 10 league games without a win.

Leicester fairytale lurches into nightmare

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London (AFP) – The urgent tone in Kasper Schmeichel’s voice said everything about the fate that has befallen Leicester City, fairytale Premier League champions become shock relegation candidates.

“We’re the reigning champions and quite frankly it’s been terrible. It’s been embarrassing,” the Danish goalkeeper told a television reporter after Leicester’s 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester United on Sunday.

Leicester fairytale lurches into nightmare

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London (AFP) – The urgent tone in Kasper Schmeichel’s voice said everything about the fate that has befallen Leicester City, fairytale Premier League champions become shock relegation candidates.

“We’re the reigning champions and quite frankly it’s been terrible. It’s been embarrassing,” the Danish goalkeeper told a television reporter after Leicester’s 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester United on Sunday.

Sunderland’s Moyes slams Jeremain Lens relegation wish

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London (AFP) Sunderland manager David Moyes has accused Jeremain Lens of being "disgracefully disrespectful" after the Netherlands midfielder said it would be good for him if the Premier League strugglers were relegated.

Lens is currently on loan at Turkish club Fenerbahce after being recruited by former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat, who brought the 29-year-old to the Stadium of Light in July 2015

Advocaat is keen to strike a permanent deal for Lens and Sunderland are prepared to sell the player, who failed to make an impact during his 13 months on Wearside.

Sunderland’s Moyes slams Jeremain Lens relegation wish

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London (AFP) Sunderland manager David Moyes has accused Jeremain Lens of being "disgracefully disrespectful" after the Netherlands midfielder said it would be good for him if the Premier League strugglers were relegated.

Lens is currently on loan at Turkish club Fenerbahce after being recruited by former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat, who brought the 29-year-old to the Stadium of Light in July 2015

Advocaat is keen to strike a permanent deal for Lens and Sunderland are prepared to sell the player, who failed to make an impact during his 13 months on Wearside.

Prandelli’s Valencia off to winning start

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Madrid (AFP) Cesare Prandelli enjoyed the perfect start to life in charge of Valencia as Mario Suarez's double lifted Los Che out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win at Sporting Gijon.

The former Italy boss is Valencia's fourth coach in under a year, but got an instant response as Suarez finished off a fine team move to open the scoring after just seven minutes.

Prandelli’s Valencia off to winning start

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Madrid (AFP) Cesare Prandelli enjoyed the perfect start to life in charge of Valencia as Mario Suarez's double lifted Los Che out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win at Sporting Gijon.

The former Italy boss is Valencia's fourth coach in under a year, but got an instant response as Suarez finished off a fine team move to open the scoring after just seven minutes.

West Ham on the up with Crystal Palace coup

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London (AFP) West Ham United climbed out of the relegation zone with just their second Premier League win of the season after Manuel Lanzini's goal secured a 1-0 victory away to London rivals Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Hammers hung on to all three points despite playing the final 15 minutes a man down after Aaron Cresswell was sent off to record their first win since August.

Arsenal

Wenger ‘disappointed’ and wonders how Arsenal lost to Bournemouth…

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Arsenal travelled to Bournemouth today to face a team that was hovering above the relegation zone and hadn't won for ten games, but then again Arsenal hadn't won any of their last five either and they had an awful away record. Although the Gunners looked nervous they still looked the most dangerous in the first [.

Latest injury gives Arsenal BIG problem for Hull clash

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Even though Arsenal would normally expect a Premier League home game against a club currently in the relegation zone to be a banker win and another three points in the bag, this is not a normal situation. And Arsene Wenger has been handed some more bad news on the injury front that could cause us [..

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beIN SPORTS to broadcast English Championship triple header on Good Friday

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Soccer fans in the United States will be able to watch a triple header of English Championship games on Friday, April 14 on beIN SPORTS.

With only five games remaining in the regular season, everything is still up for grabs. Brighton and Newcastle are jostling for the title, while the race to finish in the playoff positions will go down to the wire.

beIN SPORTS to broadcast English Championship triple header on Good Friday

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Soccer fans in the United States will be able to watch a triple header of English Championship games on Friday, April 14 on beIN SPORTS.

With only five games remaining in the regular season, everything is still up for grabs. Brighton and Newcastle are jostling for the title, while the race to finish in the playoff positions will go down to the wire.

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Some Soccer News for Feb 6, 2017

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It's Day 37 of 2017.


Huge congrats to Cameroon for winning the Africa Cup of Nations!

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Last seasons surprise of all surprises Leicester City are now just 1 point above the relegation zone in England - losers of 4 in a row.

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Bob Bradley is out there looking for a job.

‘We Are Sh*t’ – Vice-Captain Medhi Lacen Offers Inspirational Words After Getafe Slump To Yet Another Dismal Defeat

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Suffice to say that things are not going particularly well for Getafe at the moment. La Liga's most forlorn team are currently hovering twopoints above the relegation zone andalso happen to boast the worst form in the entire league as well.

Allow usto throw some figures at you:Getafe havelost every single one of their last seven games, conceding 16 timesin the process.

Former Tottenham Manager – Newcastle Are Safe

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Newcastle slipped back into the relegation zone when Norwich overtook us on goal difference after we were hammered 5-1 on Saturday in the late game at Chelsea to take our goal difference to a disastrous -22. There is some hope for Newcastle coming from former Tottenham and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood who thinks Newcastle's [.