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Jonny Evans linked with transfer back to Manchester United

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Official: Alan Pardew Is West Brom’s Exciting New Manager For An Exciting New Age

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There you have it. The deed is done. Alan Pardew is officially the latest chapter in West Brom's ongoing 10-year commitment to hiring utterly uninspiring managers.

Pardew has been appointed on a two-and-a-half year contract, replacing Tony Pulis, who replaced Alan Irvine, who replaced Pepe Mel, who replaced Steve Clarke, who replaced Roy Hodgson, who replaced Roberto Di Matteo, who replaced Tony Mowbray, who replaced Bryan Robson, who replaced Gary Megson.

Reports: Alan Pardew To Be Appointed New West Brom Manager At Some Point Today

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West Brom have identified the man they want to haul them back up into the safe confines of mid-table, and that man is Alan Pardew.

According to just about every prominent source, Pardew is set to be appointed as the Baggies new manager at some point on Wednesday, meaning he'll take charge of his first game against Crystal Palace this coming Saturday.

Official: Tony Pulis Sacked As Manager Of West Brom, Gary Megson Left In Charge Until Further Notice

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West Brom have rung the changes by terminating the contract of manager Tony Pulis as the club teeter just one point above the relegation zone.

Rumours that Pulis might not be long for this world job have been circulating for weeks, with a4-0 home barrelling from Chelsea on Saturday afternoon proving to be the embarrassing result that broke the camel's back.

Man City: Slick Citizens March On After 3-2 Win Over West Brom (Video)

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Manchester City made it 28 points from a possible 30 after a 3-2 win away to West Brom on Saturday.

The league leaders dominated the game and went ahead on 10 minutes when Leroy Sane's thunderous beat Ben Foster in the Baggies' goal.

However, the hosts got back on level terms just three minutes later, with Jay Rodriguez scoring from a Gareth Barry assist.

English Premier League

City make it 16 in a row, Ozil cracker downs Newcastle

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London (AFP) – Manchester City racked up a 16th consecutive Premier League win as the runaway leaders routed Tottenham 4-1, while Mesut Ozil’s stunning strike fired Arsenal to a 1-0 success against Newcastle on Saturday.

Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring at Eastlands before Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling netted after the interval to ensure City opened up a 14-point lead over second placed Manchester United, who face West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

City make it 16 in a row, Ozil cracker downs Newcastle

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London (AFP) – Manchester City racked up a 16th consecutive Premier League win as the runaway leaders routed Tottenham 4-1, while Mesut Ozil’s stunning strike fired Arsenal to a 1-0 success against Newcastle on Saturday.

Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring at Eastlands before Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling netted after the interval to ensure City opened up a 14-point lead over second placed Manchester United, who face West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Chelsea sink Saints, Ozil cracker downs Newcastle

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London (AFP) – Chelsea kept their faint Premier League title hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Southampton, while Mesut Ozil’s stunning strike fired Arsenal to a 1-0 victory against Newcastle United on Saturday.

With runaway leaders Manchester City in action against Tottenham Hotspur later on Saturday, the focus turned to the clubs desperately trying to hang onto their coat-tails.

Pochettino spies good omens for Manchester City trip

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino reflected with satisfaction on Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion despite the slightly fortunate nature of his side’s goals.

Serge Aurier’s freakish first goal for Tottenham after 40 minutes broke the deadlock at Wembley on Wednesday, his cross going straight into the net to break Brighton’s dogged resistance.

Arsenal and Manchester City battling to sign £30m Premier League defender in January

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According to the Telegraph, Arsenal and Manchester City will battle to sign Jonny Evans in January. The two Premier League sides made an approach for Evans in the summer, but found their efforts rebuffed by an Albion side looking for £30m.

Arsenal have a lot of defensive options in the form of Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding, Nacho Monreal and Calum Chambers, but the Gunners will lose Mertesacker to retirement next summer, while the 32-year-old Koscielny has a chronic injury that could cut his time short at the Emirates.

Pochettino tells Spurs to face the flak

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino says both he and his Tottenham Hotspur players must “accept the criticism” after dropping to seventh place in the Premier League table.

Spurs travel to Watford on Saturday with their hopes of winning the Premier League all but extinguished following defeats at Arsenal and Leicester City either side of a home draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Pochettino tells Spurs to face the flak

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino says both he and his Tottenham Hotspur players must “accept the criticism” after dropping to seventh place in the Premier League table.

Spurs travel to Watford on Saturday with their hopes of winning the Premier League all but extinguished following defeats at Arsenal and Leicester City either side of a home draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Spurs title chances fading, admits Pochettino

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of making a realistic challenge for the Premier League title are fading as once again they struggled to break down a defence-minded team at Wembley.

Prior to Saturday’s 1-1 draw with managerless West Bromwich Albion, Pochettino’s men had just one Premier League goal in three matches and have drawn with Burnley, Swansea City and now West Brom this season.

United close gap on City, Spurs held

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London (AFP) – Manchester United closed the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to five points with a 1-0 win over Brighton, while Tottenham’s title hopes suffered another blow in a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho’s United bounced back from their surprise Champions League defeat at Basel in midweek thanks to Lewis Dunk’s second half own goal at Old Trafford.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 13

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Liverpool host Chelsea in a top-five Premier League clash this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo highlighting NBC Sports Group’s presentation of 20 matches in a six-day span. Third-place Chelsea come off a dominant 4-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, featuring two goals from Eden Hazard, and one each from their top scorer Álvaro Morata (eight PL goals) and Marcos Alonso.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 13

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Liverpool host Chelsea in a top-five Premier League clash this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo highlighting NBC Sports Group’s presentation of 20 matches in a six-day span. Third-place Chelsea come off a dominant 4-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, featuring two goals from Eden Hazard, and one each from their top scorer Álvaro Morata (eight PL goals) and Marcos Alonso.

This weekend's Premier League fixtures - Chelsea need to beat Liverpool.

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This weekends Premier League fixtures have some more than appealing games lined up starting this evening with West Ham taking on Leicester ahead of the big one Liverpool v Chelsea.

Friday 24 November 2017
West Ham Unitedv Leicester City Saturday 25 November 2017
Newcastle Unitedv Watford Swansea v AFC Bournemouth Tottenham Hotspurv West Bromwich Albion Crystal Palacev Stoke City Manchester Unitedv Brighton & Hove Albion Liverpoolv Chelsea
Sunday 26 November 2017
Southamptonv Everton Burnleyv Arsenal Huddersfield Townv Manchester City
As you can see from the fixtures above, you would expect most of the top six to take three points (no disrespect to their opponents) as on paper they are stronger and should ease through.

Pochettino expects Tottenham to show killer instinct

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has called on Tottenham Hotspur to show a more ruthless touch as they look to keep their Premier League title hopes alive with a win against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Pochettino admitted Tottenham, who lost to Arsenal last weekend and then won at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, have found it difficult to see off supposedly inferior opposition at Wembley this season.

Pochettino expects Tottenham to show killer instinct

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has called on Tottenham Hotspur to show a more ruthless touch as they look to keep their Premier League title hopes alive with a win against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Pochettino admitted Tottenham, who lost to Arsenal last weekend and then won at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, have found it difficult to see off supposedly inferior opposition at Wembley this season.

Five Things: Arsenal win irrelevant without title, Pogba the key to Man Utd, West Ham still a shambles

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The Premier League came back with a bang after the international break, providing plenty of issues to discuss for fans across the country.

The North London derby, Paul Pogba’s influence on Manchester United and David Moyes’ disappointing start to life as West Ham Ham manager were amongst the headlines from the 12th round of games.

Conte Blames Fixtures For Slow Start To Season

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Antonio Conte has complained that the Premier League title race would be closer had fixtures been arranged more fairly.

The Chelsea manager, who believes even another run of 13 wins in a row might not challenge Manchester City, is still irritated by the timing of his side's meeting against Pep Guardiola's team from September.

De Bruyne keeps Man City flying, Arsenal win derby

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London (AFP) – Manchester City retained control of the Premier League title race after fine goals by Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne secured a 2-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday.

Jesus and De Bruyne struck either side of half-time at the King Power Stadium as Pep Guardiola’s ruthless side registered a 16th successive victory in all competitions.

De Bruyne keeps Man City flying, Arsenal win derby

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London (AFP) – Manchester City retained control of the Premier League title race after fine goals by Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne secured a 2-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday.

Jesus and De Bruyne struck either side of half-time at the King Power Stadium as Pep Guardiola’s ruthless side registered a 16th successive victory in all competitions.

Huddersfield: Terriers Go 10th After Rajiv van La Parra Scores Stunning Winner Against West Brom (Video)

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New-boys Huddersfield moved up to 10th in the Premier League after a hard-fought 1-0 win at home to West Brom.

The Terriers had to play the last half an hour of the game with 10 men after Christopher Schindler's sending-off.

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However, by that stage, David Wagner's side were already 1-0 up, courtesy of an absolute cracker fromRajiv van La Parra.

Five Things: Tottenham too reliant on Kane, Chelsea duo on fire, Unsworth fails Everton audition

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The tenth round of games in the Premier League produced plenty of talking points for fans across the country.

Spurs’ reliance on Harry Kane was showcased perfectly against Manchester United, while Everton’s flirtation with the idea that David Unsworth was a viable option to become the club’s next manager was brutally exposed at Leicester.

Klopp in dreamland over title claim, says Guardiola

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes it is totally unrealistic to believe Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Manchester City will have the title won in January despite their 3-2 victory at West Bromwich Albion.

But he is convinced his team have learned from last season and can bridge the gap after the Spaniard’s side maintained their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Klopp in dreamland over title claim, says Guardiola

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes it is totally unrealistic to believe Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Manchester City will have the title won in January despite their 3-2 victory at West Bromwich Albion.

But he is convinced his team have learned from last season and can bridge the gap after the Spaniard’s side maintained their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

City stay top after Sterling display

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling scored with his first touch as Manchester City stayed five-points clear atop of the Premier League with a 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Sterling, who replaced Bernardo Silva in the 61st minute, scored his ninth goal of the season in all competitions as City extended their club record number of wins to 13.

City stay top after Sterling display

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling scored with his first touch as Manchester City stayed five-points clear atop of the Premier League with a 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Sterling, who replaced Bernardo Silva in the 61st minute, scored his ninth goal of the season in all competitions as City extended their club record number of wins to 13.

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 10 Preview – Arsenal star in, Burnley striker out

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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.

Chelsea’s Conte takes aim at fixture organisers

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Antonio Conte criticised football’s fixture planners as he prepares his side for a manic month in the wake of their 4-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Conte’s side eased to victory at The Hawthorns but Conte is already warning his players they face their biggest game of the season at Azerbaijan side FK Qarabag in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Chelsea’s Conte takes aim at fixture organisers

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Antonio Conte criticised football’s fixture planners as he prepares his side for a manic month in the wake of their 4-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Conte’s side eased to victory at The Hawthorns but Conte is already warning his players they face their biggest game of the season at Azerbaijan side FK Qarabag in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Guardiola encouraged as Man City maintain lead

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London (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was heartened by the way his side stayed five points clear at the top of the Premier League table despite making hard work of a 3-2 victory away to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Guardiola left City’s joint all-time leading goal-scorer Sergio Aguero on the bench but his side still struck twice in a frantic five minutes at the Hawthorns which featured three goals in all.

Guardiola encouraged as Man City maintain lead

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London (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was heartened by the way his side stayed five points clear at the top of the Premier League table despite making hard work of a 3-2 victory away to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Guardiola left City’s joint all-time leading goal-scorer Sergio Aguero on the bench but his side still struck twice in a frantic five minutes at the Hawthorns which featured three goals in all.

Aguero kept waiting as Man City maintain lead

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero was left waiting to become Manchester City’s outright all-time leading goal-scorer as his side remained five points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday.

Aguero was named on the bench as City saw off West Bromwich Albion 3-2, having failed to surpass the club record of 177 goals he shares with Eric Brook during a midweek League Cup penalty shoot-out win over Championship side Wolves.

Aguero kept waiting as Man City maintain lead

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero was left waiting to become Manchester City’s outright all-time leading goal-scorer as his side remained five points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday.

Aguero was named on the bench as City saw off West Bromwich Albion 3-2, having failed to surpass the club record of 177 goals he shares with Eric Brook during a midweek League Cup penalty shoot-out win over Championship side Wolves.

Mel sacked by Deportivo la Coruna

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Madrid (AFP) – Former West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel was sacked by Deportivo la Coruna on Tuesday after just eight months in charge.

Appointed in late February, Mel managed to keep the Galicians in La Liga last season, but Monday’s 2-1 home defeat to Girona left Deportivo in 16th, just two points above the relegation zone.

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Marquee Players Leave Indonesia Less Than Impressed

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With the Liga 1 season coming to an end it's time we look back at the marquee players and how they did over the course of the campaign. Were they any that stuck out from the crowd? Were there any flops? What memories will they take from Indonesia?
The notion of the marquee player came pretty late.