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Liverpool look to ramp up top four bid

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Liverpool (AFP) – In-form Liverpool will aim to move a step closer to qualifying for the Champions League when they host Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are on a seven match unbeaten run that includes five wins and has lifted them up to third place in the Premier League.

Liverpool look to ramp up top four bid

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Liverpool (AFP) – In-form Liverpool will aim to move a step closer to qualifying for the Champions League when they host Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are on a seven match unbeaten run that includes five wins and has lifted them up to third place in the Premier League.

Klopp hails Mignolet as Liverpool close on Europe

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp singled out much-derided Simon Mignolet for special praise after the goalkeeper stood firm in the face of a West Bromwich Albion barrage to help grind out a priceless 1-0 away win.

Klopp was relieved to see his Liverpool side hold on despite their failure to add a second goal to Roberto Firmino’s first-half header at The Hawthorns on Sunday.

Klopp hails Mignolet as Liverpool close on Europe

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp singled out much-derided Simon Mignolet for special praise after the goalkeeper stood firm in the face of a West Bromwich Albion barrage to help grind out a priceless 1-0 away win.

Klopp was relieved to see his Liverpool side hold on despite their failure to add a second goal to Roberto Firmino’s first-half header at The Hawthorns on Sunday.

Wenger confident Arsenal ready for Boro battle

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger has insisted his Arsenal players have the character to halt a run of four successive away defeats when they visit Middlesbrough as they look to revive their bid to finish in the Premier League’s top four.

Wenger’s team could be at 10 points off a place among the leading quartet by the time they kick-off at strugglers Middlesbrough on Monday if Liverpool win away to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

United players ‘not in love with goal’, says Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has accused Manchester United of lacking a killer instinct after another week of misfiring performances at Old Trafford, saying players are “not in love with the goal”.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, is United’s 27-goal top scorer of which 16 have been in the Premier League.

Wise up, Mourinho tells Man Utd outcast Shaw

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Luke Shaw to improve his understanding of the game if he wants to win a regular place in the side.

Shaw made his first appearance in a month against Everton on Tuesday and won the stoppage-time penalty that allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to earn United a 1-1 draw.

Wise up, Mourinho tells Man Utd outcast Shaw

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Luke Shaw to improve his understanding of the game if he wants to win a regular place in the side.

Shaw made his first appearance in a month against Everton on Tuesday and won the stoppage-time penalty that allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to earn United a 1-1 draw.

Ton-up Deeney takes Watford closer to safety

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Troy Deeney scored his 100th league goal for Watford as they took a significant step towards Premier League survival on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Deeney, 28, set up M’Baye Niang for a spectacular opener and then scored early in the second half to give Watford seven home wins in a top-flight season for the first time since 1986-87.

Ton-up Deeney takes Watford closer to safety

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Troy Deeney scored his 100th league goal for Watford as they took a significant step towards Premier League survival on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Deeney, 28, set up M’Baye Niang for a spectacular opener and then scored early in the second half to give Watford seven home wins in a top-flight season for the first time since 1986-87.

Mata bemoans Manchester United’s ‘bad luck’

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London (AFP) – Juan Mata believes Manchester United are being punished harshly as a result of injuries and suspensions.

The Spain midfielder, currently sidelined after groin surgery, was one of several first-choice players who missed Saturday’s frustrating goalless draw at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Mata bemoans Manchester United’s ‘bad luck’

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London (AFP) – Juan Mata believes Manchester United are being punished harshly as a result of injuries and suspensions.

The Spain midfielder, currently sidelined after groin surgery, was one of several first-choice players who missed Saturday’s frustrating goalless draw at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Man Utd’s top-four hopes hit by stalemate

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho’s fears that a gruelling schedule could prove problematic for Manchester United were confirmed in a drab 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The first of nine fixtures to come in April ended with United having to settle for a draw at Old Trafford for the eighth time in the Premier League this season.

Man Utd’s top-four hopes hit by stalemate

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho’s fears that a gruelling schedule could prove problematic for Manchester United were confirmed in a drab 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The first of nine fixtures to come in April ended with United having to settle for a draw at Old Trafford for the eighth time in the Premier League this season.

Mkhitaryan reaps rewards of United’s patience

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Henrikh Mkhitaryan insists he was never concerned about his Manchester United career despite making a slow start to life at Old Trafford.

The United playmaker made just one substitute appearance in two and a half months earlier this season as he struggled for fitness and form following his arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

English FA invites brain disease research

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London (AFP) – England’s football authorities on Thursday invited applications for independent research into whether playing the sport heightens the risk of degenerative brain disease in later life.

It follows a campaign by the family of former West Bromwich Albion striker Jeff Astle, whose 2002 death from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was linked to repeatedly heading heavy leather footballs.

English FA invites brain disease research

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London (AFP) – England’s football authorities on Thursday invited applications for independent research into whether playing the sport heightens the risk of degenerative brain disease in later life.

It follows a campaign by the family of former West Bromwich Albion striker Jeff Astle, whose 2002 death from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was linked to repeatedly heading heavy leather footballs.

Mourinho ‘totally against’ international friendlies

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London (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is “totally against” international friendlies following injuries to key central defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on England duty.

Mourinho expects to be without five first-team players against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, including the injured Paul Pogba and suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Mourinho ‘totally against’ international friendlies

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London (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is “totally against” international friendlies following injuries to key central defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on England duty.

Mourinho expects to be without five first-team players against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, including the injured Paul Pogba and suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Sanchez trains with Chile after ankle injury fear

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Santiago (AFP) – Chile star Alexis Sanchez took part in training with his international team-mates on Tuesday ahead of this week’s World Cup clash with Argentina, shrugging off fears an ankle injury would rule him out of the game.

Sanchez limped out of Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday after scoring the Gunners’ only goal.

Sanchez trains with Chile after ankle injury fear

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Santiago (AFP) – Chile star Alexis Sanchez took part in training with his international team-mates on Tuesday ahead of this week’s World Cup clash with Argentina, shrugging off fears an ankle injury would rule him out of the game.

Sanchez limped out of Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday after scoring the Gunners’ only goal.

PSG contract offer ‘fake news’ – Wenger

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Paris (AFP) – Under-pressure Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismissed as “fake news” reports that Paris Saint-Germain had offered him a two-year deal at the French champions.

The Frenchman is facing a fan backlash at Arsenal after a rotten run of form and British tabloid The Sun said on Monday that PSG had offered him a contract to replace Unai Emery this summer.

PSG contract offer ‘fake news’ – Wenger

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Paris (AFP) – Under-pressure Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismissed as “fake news” reports that Paris Saint-Germain had offered him a two-year deal at the French champions.

The Frenchman is facing a fan backlash at Arsenal after a rotten run of form and British tabloid The Sun said on Monday that PSG had offered him a contract to replace Unai Emery this summer.

Wenger wants to stay on at Arsenal – reports

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London (AFP) – Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has decided to stay at the club, according to British media reports on Monday.

The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror said Wenger will inform Arsenal’s board he wants to extend his contract, which expires at the end of the season.

Wenger wants to stay on at Arsenal – reports

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London (AFP) – Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has decided to stay at the club, according to British media reports on Monday.

The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror said Wenger will inform Arsenal’s board he wants to extend his contract, which expires at the end of the season.

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Retro Football: Referee Causes Uproar By Allowing ‘Offside’ Jeff Astle Goal And Costing Leeds The First Division Title, 1971 (Video)

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Almost exactly 46 years ago this very day, a refereeing decision sparkeduproar at Elland Road when a controversial offside call (or lack thereof) effectively served to derail Leeds' title tilt.

Desperatelychasingthe win to stay in contention with Arsenal at the top of the table going into the last few games of the 1970/71 season, Leeds found themselves2-1 down against West Bromwhen Jeff Astle scored on the break despite the linesman flagging wildly from the touchline.

Liverpool: Albert Moreno Misses Open Goal But Reds Still Beat West Brom (Video)

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Liverpool moved up to third in the Premier League table after beating West Brom 1-0 at the Hawthorns.

However, the Reds should have won the game by a greater margin, only for Alberto Moreno to make an absolute mess of a gilt-edged chance at the death.

Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the game at the end of the first period, heading home after Lucas had flicked on a James Milner free-kick.

‘Nobody Protected Me’ – Saido Berahino Claims Drugs Ban Was Result Of Drink Being Spiked In Nightclub

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Saido Berahino has claimed that the eight-week drug ban he secretly served earlierthis season was the result of his drink being spiked in a nightclub.

The ban, which Berahino began serving amid a prolonged period of inactivity with West Brom before moving on to Stoke City, came as the result of the 23-year-old strikertesting positive for a recreational substance after undergoing an "out-of-competition test" last September.

‘Our Boys Were A Bit Starstruck!’ – James McClean Turns Out To Play Against Team Of Local Kids With Down’s Syndrome (Photos)

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Formed in 2015, the Oxford Bulls from Derry have spent the last two years training hard and honing their technique.

However, the football team, comprised of young boyswith Down Syndrome, have routinely struggled to find opposition to pit themselves against in competitive matches.

Nine Years Later: Jonas Olsson Leaves West Brom With Immediate Effect To Join Swedish Side Djurgarden IF

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Out of the blue yonder, Jonas Olsson has ended his nine-year stint atWest Brom with a sudden move back home to Sweden.

The 34-year-old has left the Baggies with immediate effect, mulching the last few months of his contract in order to join Djurgarden IF.

Judging by his statement onthe official West Brom website, the news even seems to have taken Olsson by surprise:

It's all happened so quickly I've not had chance to say a proper farewell to so many people.

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Manchester United vs. Everton preview

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Manchester United vs. Everton

Premier League

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Old Trafford

Manchester United will look to recover from Saturday's disappointing goalless draw with West Bromwich Albion when they welcome a wounded Everton to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

Misfiring Manchester United get Ibrahimovic boost

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return from suspension may be just the lift that Manchester United need as they attempt to improve their Premier League home form against Everton on Tuesday.

The former Paris Saint-Germain striker, United’s leading scorer this season, has missed three domestic matches through suspension – in which time Jose Mourinho’s team have been knocked out of the FA Cup and lost ground in the race for a top-four finish.

Misfiring Manchester United get Ibrahimovic boost

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return from suspension may be just the lift that Manchester United need as they attempt to improve their Premier League home form against Everton on Tuesday.

The former Paris Saint-Germain striker, United’s leading scorer this season, has missed three domestic matches through suspension – in which time Jose Mourinho’s team have been knocked out of the FA Cup and lost ground in the race for a top-four finish.

Where to find Manchester United vs. West Brom on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Manchester United vs. West Brom, you’ve come to the right place.

After a pause in the Premier League season due to the international break, the Red Devils are back in action on Saturday with a home match against West Bromwich Albion that will push them closer to the edge of getting into the top four.

Where to find Manchester United vs. West Brom on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Manchester United vs. West Brom, you’ve come to the right place.

After a pause in the Premier League season due to the international break, the Red Devils are back in action on Saturday with a home match against West Bromwich Albion that will push them closer to the edge of getting into the top four.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 30

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Live Premier League coverage returns this week with 20 matches in five days, highlighted by Arsenal v. Manchester City on Premier League Sunday, this Sunday, April 2, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Arsenal look to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion on March 18, and sit six points from the fourth and final Champions League position.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 30

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Live Premier League coverage returns this week with 20 matches in five days, highlighted by Arsenal v. Manchester City on Premier League Sunday, this Sunday, April 2, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Arsenal look to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion on March 18, and sit six points from the fourth and final Champions League position.

Manchester United vs. West Bromwich Albion preview

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Manchester United vs. West Bromwich Albion

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Old Trafford

Manchester United's pursuit of the top four in the Premier League will resume this weekend when they welcome Tony Pulis' high-flying West Bromwich Albion to Old Trafford.

Jesse Lingard, Kasper Schmeichel, Lukaku… Names of the Premier League, week 29

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Liverpool Edge Closer To Champions League Football Next Season

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Jurgen Klopp was "really happy" with the performance of his Liverpool side on Sunday, as the Reds sealed a 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion.

A dull first-half was punctuated by two near-misses from crosses by the Baggies, before Roberto Firmino scored his second winning goal in as many weeks.