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Sheffield Wednesday hold Swansea on Carvalhal’s return

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London (AFP) – Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City will meet again for the chance to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals after an insipid 5th round tie at Hillsborough ended goalless on Saturday.

On his return to the club that sacked him after two-and-a-half years on Christmas Eve, Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal showed his priorities lie elsewhere in keeping the Swans in the Premier League by making six changes.

Rebellious Mahrez to miss Swansea clash

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez will not be included in Leicester City boss Claude Puel’s squad for the visit of Swansea City as the Algerian’s standoff with the Foxes for their refusal to entertain a deadline day bid from Manchester City rumbles on.

Mahrez has not trained since City withdrew their interest on Wednesday’s due to Leicester’s demands.

Rebellious Mahrez to miss Swansea clash

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez will not be included in Leicester City boss Claude Puel’s squad for the visit of Swansea City as the Algerian’s standoff with the Foxes for their refusal to entertain a deadline day bid from Manchester City rumbles on.

Mahrez has not trained since City withdrew their interest on Wednesday’s due to Leicester’s demands.

Football: Rebellious Mahrez to miss Swansea clash

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez will not be included in Leicester City boss Claude Puel’s squad for the visit of Swansea City as the Algerian’s standoff with the Foxes for their refusal to entertain a deadline day bid from Manchester City rumbles on.

Mahrez has not trained since City’s withdrew their interest on Wednesday’s due to Leicester’s demands.

Guardiola backs flying Man City to keep improving

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Friday warned the rest of the Premier League that his runaway leaders still have room to get even better.

City set a new English top-flight record on Wednesday with a 16th successive win as they beat Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

Guardiola backs flying Man City to keep improving

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Friday warned the rest of the Premier League that his runaway leaders still have room to get even better.

City set a new English top-flight record on Wednesday with a 16th successive win as they beat Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

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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.

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.

Done deal: Ex-Tottenham and Liverpool defender makes shock move

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Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Steven Caulker has joined Dundee on an 18-month deal, the Scottish Premiership club have confirmed. The 26-year-old left Queens Park Rangers in December by mutual consent, having made 54 appearances for the Londoners.

The news comes as a shock given he’s spent his entire playing career in England, the majority of which has been in the Premier League and Championship, but Dundee convinced him to go to Scotland until the summer of 2019.

Five Things: Man City boss should grow up, Liverpool forward deserves better, West Ham United in a pickle

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There’s just 12 games to play in the Premier League and despite Saturday’s disappointing 1-1 draw at Burnley it’s difficult to imagine Manchester City not winning this season’s title.

Raheem’s Sterling’s shocking miss gave the Clarets the chance to secure an undeserved point, but Pep Guardiola’s side still hold a 13 point lead over Manchester United.

Transfer round-up: West Ham seal late deal, Everton bag Man City defender, Ayew returns to Swansea

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It was a hectic final day in the January transfer window, with dozens of deals completed across Europe.

West Ham United, Everton and Newcastle United were amongst the clubs busy trying to seal last minute transfers at the end of a month that saw Premier League clubs spend more than they had ever previously done during the winter window.

Disgrace at the Liberty – Player ratings

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A few comments from AA bloggers to summarise that rock-bottom performance.

Big Raddysays at 7:54
Looks as though there has been a touch of rain in Swansea

(Ed...This is always bad news when we play we perform badly in the rain the only time it's an advantage is when we play a team that's poncier than us, like Chelsea)

and at 8:08
20 minutes gone and Fabianski has yet to touch the ball.

Transfer round-up: Mahrez wants Man City move, Chelsea and Arsenal sagas roll on, Everton eye defender

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It’s Deadline Day! After weeks of rumours and whispers we’ve reached Jim White’s magic day and (at the time of writing) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is STILL a Borussia Dortmund player.

All the big clubs are involved in possible last minute deals, with Aubameyang’s move to Arsenal and Riyad Mahrez’s last ditch attempt to join Manchester City amongst the biggest transfers floating around.

Transfer round-up: Major Eden Hazard update, Arsenal sweating on Aubameyang, Everton flop set for exit

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There’s less than 48 hours to go in the January transfer window and clubs across Europe are busy trying to get the remaining deals over the line.

Arsenal are still sweating over the transfer of Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Chelsea seem intent on making Antonio Conte’s life a misery with numerous transfers supposedly in the pipeline.

Chelsea stumble as Pardew gets first Baggies win

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London (AFP) – Chelsea did little to take the spotlight away from manager Antonio Conte, linked with a post-season move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain this week, in a goalless draw with Leicester City on Saturday.

Alan Pardew oversaw his first Premier League victory as West Brom manager thanks to a 2-0 win over Brighton, while Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle came from behind to draw 1-1 with bottom-of-the-table Swansea City as the battle to avoid relegation intensified.

Stoke City resets after Mark Hughes

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A loss in the Third Round of the 2017-18 FA Cup was it for manager Mark Hughes at Stoke City. Hughes lost his job following the 2-1 loss at Coventry City. Stoke City is currently 18th in the Premier League table, tied on points with 17th-place Southampton and four points ahead of 19th-place West Brom and 20th-place Swansea City.

Swansea don’t need miracle to escape drop, says new boss Carvalhal

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London (AFP) – Premier League strugglers Swansea City don’t need a miracle to avoid relegation - they simply need to notch up some wins, said new manager Carlos Carvalhal on Thursday.

Carvalhal was sacked by second-tier Sheffield Wednesday on Christmas Eve, but Swansea surprisingly chose the Portuguese coach to replace Paul Clement, who lost his job on December 20 with the club languishing at the bottom of the Premier League.

Struggling Swansea sack manager Clement

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London (AFP) – Swansea City on Wednesday sacked manager Paul Clement as the Premier League’s bottom club desperately search for way out of their relegation mire.

As the season approaches the halfway point, the Welsh side are already four points adrift of safety following Monday’s 3-1 defeat at Everton, with just three wins in their first 18 Premier League matches.

Struggling Swansea sack manager Clement

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London (AFP) – Swansea City on Wednesday sacked manager Paul Clement as the Premier League’s bottom club desperately search for way out of their relegation mire.

As the season approaches the halfway point, the Welsh side are already four points adrift of safety following Monday’s 3-1 defeat at Everton, with just three wins in their first 18 Premier League matches.

De Bruyne makes it sweet 16 for awesome Man City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Kevin De Bruyne produced another virtuoso performance as Manchester City crushed Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 on Saturday to register a record-extending 16th consecutive Premier League victory.

The Belgian maestro scored City’s second goal, after Ilkay Gundogan had opened the scoring, and Raheem Sterling added two more in a thumping win that provisionally sent Pep Guardiola’s men 14 points clear at the summit.

Record-breaker Guardiola relishes Tottenham test

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s hunger to make history with Manchester City remains undiminished after his side became the first in the history of the English top flight to win 15 successive games.

City reached the milestone with a ruthless 4-0 victory at Swansea City on Wednesday, which preserved their massive 11-point lead at the Premier League summit.

David Silva Dazzles As Man City Set New Premier League Record With 4-0 Trolleying Of Swansea (Photos & Video)

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Man City became the proud proprietors of a new Premier League record on Wednesday night when a 4-0 drubbing of Swansea saw Pep Guardiola's men rustle a 15th consecutive win.

The result at the Liberty Stadium saw City set a new outright record after drawing level withArsenal's 14-victory run (between February and August of 2002) in their previous outing.

Guardiola tells City history men to keep at it

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has demanded no let-up from his history-making Manchester City side after they recorded a record-breaking 15th straight Premier League win.

Guardiola paid tribute to his table-topping team after they brushed aside Swansea City 4-0 on Wednesday to set a new English top-flight record for successive victories.

Man City set win record, Lukaku lifts Man Utd

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London (AFP) – David Silva scored twice as runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City won 4-0 at Swansea City on Wednesday to set a new English top-flight record of 15 consecutive victories.

Pep Guardiola’s side, 2-1 winners at second-place Manchester United on Sunday, won comfortably at the Liberty Stadium to eclipse the mark of 14 successive wins set by Arsenal in 2002.

Man City set win record, Lukaku lifts Man Utd

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London (AFP) – David Silva scored twice as runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City won 4-0 at Swansea City on Wednesday to set a new English top-flight record of 15 consecutive victories.

Pep Guardiola’s side, 2-1 winners at second-place Manchester United on Sunday, won comfortably at the Liberty Stadium to eclipse the mark of 14 successive wins set by Arsenal in 2002.

Five Things: Man City look unstoppable, Big Sam makes his point at Anfield, Benteke costs Palace

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Another epic weekend in the Premier League is in the record books and it’s one that will probably go a long way to determining the destination of this season’s title.

Manchester City’s win at Old Trafford on Sunday left them with an 11 point lead over Manchester United and that advantage is one that Pep Guardiola’s side are unlikely to throw away.

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FA Cup: Stellar Swansea Demolish Notts County 8-1 At Liberty Stadium (Video)

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Swansea City put eight past League Two Notts County on Tuesday, as the revitalised Swans cruised into the fifth round of the FA Cup in some style.

Despite making seven changes to his starting 11, Swans boss Carlos Carvalhal saw his side romp to victory, with Tammy Abraham ending his goal drought after just 18 minutes.

Five changes – Liverpool’s probable 4-3-3 XI vs West Brom

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Liverpool and West Brom played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield in the Premier League last month. Now, the two teams will collide in the FA Cup tonight. Who will come out on top?

As far as Klopp’s team news is concerned, we can expect the German boss to make no fewer than five changes in his team that started the last game vs Swansea City away from home.

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‘We Trapped A Formula 1 Car In Heavy Traffic’ – Swansea Beat Liverpool At The Liberty After Taking Inspiration From Carlos Carvalhal’s Motoring Analogy (Photos & Video)

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Coming in hot off a stunning victory over Man City, Liverpool managed to lose against the Premier League's bottom side in their very next outing, falling to a 1-0 defeat at Swansea City on Monday night.

Carlos Carvalhal came with a game plan to stifle Jurgen Klopp's high-energy approach and a suitably pithy quote to encapsulate it:

I did an analogy with my players.

Reports: Man Utd Legend Ryan Giggs Set To Be Named New Wales Boss

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Ryan Giggs is expected to be named the new Wales boss after the Welsh FA called a news conference for Monday afternoon in Cardiff.

The Manchester United legend was one of four people interviewed for the job, along with Craig Bellamym Osian Roberts and Mark Bowen.

Official: Swansea City Appoint Freshly-Sacked Sheffield Wednesday Boss Carlos Carvahal As New Manager (Photo)

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Straight out of the far end of the left field, Premier League rest-of-table-propper-uppers Swansea City have entrusted Carlos Carvahal with the responsibility of delivering them from relegation this season.

Those not instantly familiar with the name might twig when we tell you Carvahal was the coach recently sacked by Sheffield Wednesday after last weekend's1-0 victory over Middlesbrough.

Official: Swansea Put Leon Britton In Temporary Charge For Weekend Fixture Against Crystal Palace

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After parting company with Paul Clement last night, Swansea have filled the gap by putting veteran midfielder Leon Britton in temporary charge of first-team coaching affairs.

The 35-year-old, who has been with the Swans since their Third Division days, will take the helm on a caretaker basis going into Saturday's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

Swansea Sack Paul Clement As Planets Align For Tony Pulis To Step Into Breach

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Swansea have sacked manager Paul Clement with the team currently propping up the rest of the Premier League having won just one of their last 10 matches.

Clement was appointed last January the Swans' third manager of the season and duly delivered them from relegation.

Swansea

Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp linked with Swansea manager’s job

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Reports: Swansea In Negotiations To Cut Renato Sanches’ Loan Short And Send Him Back To Bayern Munich In January

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Swansea are reportedly at the end of their tether with Renato Sanches and are currently in the process of negotiating an premature conclusion to the Portuguese midfielder's season-long loan from Bayern Munich.

Sanches has failed to make much of an impact at the Liberty Stadium since his high-profile arrival in September as his once-golden glow, stoked by a series of buccaneering performances at Euro 2016, continues to fade.

The Rest

Arsenal: Sam Clucas Bags Brace As Feeble Gunners Well Beaten By Swansea At Liberty Stadium (Photos & Video)

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Arsenal produced a feeble display at Liberty Stadium on Tuesday evening, with Swansea deservedly winning the game 3-1.

New-signing Henrik Mkhitaryan started on the bench against the Swans, and the Armenian would witness yet another appalling away display by the Gunners.

News roundup: Union re-sign 3, MLS expands to Nashville, Swansea manager-less, more

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Thursday Kickoff: Man City leading chase for Sanchez, Barca still after Coutinho and more

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With January looming, big transfer rumors lead Thursday's news.

Despite interest from PSG, Alexis Sanchez is reportedly in favor of a move to Manchester City during the summer. (REPORT)

Barcelona is reportedly hoping to wrap up a deal for Philippe Coutinho in early January and the club has reportedly finalized contract terms with the Liverpool midfielder.