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Manchester United

Video: Man Utd boss David Moyes admits he’s nervous as new season looms

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New Manchester United manager David Moyes had admitted to feeling "nervousness and trepidation" as he prepares to start his first Premier League season in charge of the club. But the former Everton boss says he is also looking forward to the new campaign and starting his new job in earnest. Speaking at a Premier League [.

Full Premier League Fixture List 2012-2013

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TweetThe Premier League fixture list for the upcoming 2012/2013 season has been revealed with champions Manchester City commencing their campaign against newly promoted Southampton. City will begin their title defence against Southampton whilst Manchester United face a tricky trip to Goodison Park to play Everton a place where they have traditionally struggled.

Man City Get Fixture List Boost In Title Defence

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Manchester City will start their Barclays Premier League title defence at home to newly-promoted Southampton.

The champions will be confident of starting their campaign with three points when they kick off at the Etihad Stadium on August 18. It is the beginning of what is a relatively easy start to the season for Roberto Mancini's side.

Man City Begins Title Defence Against Southamptom

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Manchester City will start their Barclays Premier League title defence at home to newly-promoted Southampton.

The champions will be confident of starting their campaign with three points when they kick off at the Etihad Stadium on August 18. It is the beginning of what is a relatively easy start to the season for Roberto Mancini's side.

RoM Reads

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ManUtd.com talks to Anders Lindegaard about his game against Benfica.

MUFCInfo.com has the stats following the Benfica game.

Red Flag Flying High looks at United fans and scapegoats.

The Guardian reports on Darren Fletcher's claims that this year will be the toughest title defence.

Premier League 2011/12 Fixtures Released – A Few Choice Dates For Your Diary

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By Chris Wright

The fixture schedule for next season's Premier League has been announced this morning at 9am on the dot and, as per usual, we're not actually allowed to post the calendar in full for piffling legal reasons.

Here are a few choice dates for you to jot down in your diaries.

Is it really safe to rule Chelsea out of the title race?

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The Premier League took another exciting twist this weekend with Chelsea disposing of their nouveaux-riche opponents Manchester City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and Arsenal dropping points on their travels away at West Brom.

Titles as we all know are decided on such fine margins, and while as the old adage goes, the league table never lies, Chelsea seem intent on defying this age-old concept.

Is it really safe to rule Chelsea out of the title race?

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The Premier League took another exciting twist this weekend with Chelsea disposing of their nouveaux-riche opponents Manchester City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and Arsenal dropping points on their travels away at West Brom.

Titles as we all know are decided on such fine margins, and while as the old adage goes, the league table never lies, Chelsea seem intent on defying this age-old concept.

Chelsea win, Arsenal draw and Liverpool lose

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Arsenal missed the chance to join Manchester United and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, after Sebastien Squillac late own goal gave Wigan Athletic a 2-2 home draw against Arsene Wenger's side.

Wenger made eight changes to the team that defeated Chelsea 3-1 on Monday, but it was Wigan who started stronger, Ben Watson giving the hosts an 18th-minute lead from the penalty spot.

Chelsea win, Arsenal draw and Liverpool lose

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Arsenal missed the chance to join Manchester United and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, after Sebastien Squillac late own goal gave Wigan Athletic a 2-2 home draw against Arsene Wenger's side.

Wenger made eight changes to the team that defeated Chelsea 3-1 on Monday, but it was Wigan who started stronger, Ben Watson giving the hosts an 18th-minute lead from the penalty spot.

Tottenham v Chelsea Live Blog – 12 December 2010

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Fresh from their high of topping their Champions League group first time of asking, Tottenham Hotspur welcome defending Premier League champions Chelsea to White Hart Lane. Chelsea are seeking their 2nd win in 7 games and captain John Terry has publicly called on his teammates to either step up or forget about their title defence.

Can Arsenal Be Serious Title Contenders This Season?

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Arsenal had a shaky start to the 2010-11 Premiership season with the defeat at home to West Brom having the Arsenal fans worrying if it was going to be another one of those seasons. Many have already written off Arsenal as real title contenders with many seeing Chelsea, Man Utd and now Man City as the three teams that will be slugging it out come the end of the season.

Can Arsenal Be Serious Title Contenders This Season?

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Arsenal had a shaky start to the 2010-11 Premiership season with the defeat at home to West Brom having the Arsenal fans worrying if it was going to be another one of those seasons. Many have already written off Arsenal as real title contenders with many seeing Chelsea, Man Utd and now Man City as the three teams that will be slugging it out come the end of the season.

Champions League Tuesday is back!

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By Dominic Vieira, writing from Portugal

The wait is finally over! Tonight at the usual 19:45PM (GMT) TV's will be buzzing with Champions League football once again! The favourites to lift the trophy at Wembley on May the 28th are generally the same as always with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Manchester United and Real Madrid being classified as the front runners.

Roberto Mancini

Match Preview: Liverpool vs Man City

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Liverpool face a tough challenge to bounce back from their defeat on the opening weekend as they welcome champions Manchester City to Anfield.
Brendan Rodgers' honeymoon period in the Anfield hot seat came to an abrupt end last Saturday when his side was put to the sword at The Hawthorns.
Daniel Agger saw red and Joe Cole pulled a hamstring again as Liverpool slid to a 3-0 defeat against the side now coached by their recently departed number two, Steve Clarke.

Watch Manchester City Vs Lech Poznan Online

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Europa League – Manchester City Vs Lech Poznan Live Online Click Here
Thursday, 21st October 2010
Kick Off : 20:05 BST
Venue : City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester England

The Europa League fixture between Manchester City and Lech Poznan will be played at the City of Manchester Stadium on Thursday 21st October 2010, kick-off is set for 8:05 PM.

English Premier League

Man City Need To Come From Behind To Win While Hazard Impresses For Chelsea

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It was deja-vu all over again for Manchester City as the Premier League champions opened their title defence with a thrilling win over newly-promoted Southampton. Not only was the score exactly the same as that never-to-be-forgotten final home game against Queens Park Rangers last season, so was the scoring sequence, and even the ends they went in at the Etihad Stadium.

Lindegaard eyes United starting role

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Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard hopes the form he has shown whilst on pre-season tour in the USA has given Sir Alex Ferguson a selection headache ahead of the club's Premier League title defence.

Euro 2012

Portuguese men o' war fail to stop the Spanish succession

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For a while, it looked like the last day of Spain's empire.

Portugal's attack-minded approach in yesterday's Euro 2012 semi-final had freaked the world champions into launching hit-and-hope clearances. Tiki-taka was only a memory as the white shirts of the Lusitanians squeezed the space between defence and midfield and closed down the Spaniards ferociously throughout the first half.

Spain avoid China crisis in Seville

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The World Champions completed their preparation in defence of their European title tonight with a 1-0 win over China in Seville.

Spain played an unimpressive first half creating little of note and indeed it was the visiting Chinese, coached by former Real Madrid and La Roja legend Jose Antonio Camacho, which came closer to scoring.

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Max Allegri remains confident ahead of ‘an important month’

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Coach Max Allegri has stated his belief his side will be back amongst the top in the League after a poor start to the season sees them languishing in 13th place. No reigning Serie A champion since Napoli in 1990-91 has made such a dismal start to their title defence. While injuries have played their [.

Milan v Udinese Preview: Nothing less than three points will do

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Tonight Milan will host high-flying Udinese and nothing less than three points in this match will do. The Champions have started their title defence in dismal fashion. They were forced to come back from 2-0 down against Lazio in the opening round while on Sunday they were schooled by an impressive Napoli, who made a [.

Arsenal

Why Wenger target Götze poses big threat to Arsenal in Dortmund

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Arsenal face Borussia Dortmund in the first group match of the Champions League tomorrow night. Here, German football writer Bernd Schmidt evaluates the opposition awaiting the Gunners...

Borussia Dortmund were the talk in Germany last season as they raced away with their seventh Bundesliga title and first since 2002.

Why Wenger’s ultra-defensive approach didn’t do Arsenal justice

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ARSENAL came up short once again as Barcelona shattered their Champions League dream at a raucous Nou Camp stadium last night.

Billed as a tie bringing together two of the greatest exponents of the beautiful game, the Gunners were outclassed, outfought and outthought as Barcelona proved why they are the most feared side on the planet.

The Rest

Just A Letter

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SLeague champions Tampines Rovers have reac ted swiftly in the wake of their League Cup semi final loss against Geylang United.

Coach Steven Tan has been shunted to the reserves while technical director Tay Peng Kee has been charged with the Stags title defence for the rest of the season.

UEFA Champions League Round of 16 and Europa League Round of 32 Draws

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The draws for the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 and the Europa League Round of 32 took place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday. In the Champions League, holders FC Barcelona meet German club Bayer 04 Leverkusen as they continue their title defence. Arguably the round's most competitive series sees seven time winners AC [.

FIFA: Club World Cup Team Guide – Auckland City

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Auckland City are beginning to make a habit out of playing in the FIFA Club World Cup. This year will see the New Zealanders make their third appearance in the competition since 2006 following another O-League success in 2010-11. They will face the Japanese champions in a qualifying play-off and, if successful, will go on to play CONCACAF Champions League holders Monterrey CF in the quarter-finals.

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Mexico cruise, Chicharito stars

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Mexico cruised past El Salvador with a comfortable 5-0 win to begin their Gold Cup title defence in Texas. Also in Group A's opening fixtures, Costa Rica enjoyed a similarly emphatic start with victory over their Caribbean neighbours Cuba, winning 5-0 at the Cowboys Stadium.


Highlights: 2011 Copa Libertadores, Group 6

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 Reports & highlights of Group 6 in the 2011 Copa Libertadores. Copa Libertadores holders Internacional looked set to get off to the perfect start to their title defence but a 94th minute equaliser for Emelec ruined their party. Jaguares jumped to the top of the group with a 2-0 win against Bolivian side Jorge Wilstermann.

Chelsea fans - What's your view on Chelsea at the moment?.

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I was reading this article in the Telegraph where the Author looks at five factors that suggested things would go wrong against Sunderland on Sunday and the same five reasons that suggest our title defence could be "on the slide". The five reason they state are, 1) Frank Lampard, 2) John Terry, Didier Drogba, 4) Ray Wilkins and 5) Lack of squad depth.