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Yaya Toure Leaves Olympiakos After Playing Only Five Matches

Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has left Olympiakos for a second time, after only playing five times, the Greek Super League club announced on Tuesday. Toure, 35, joined Olympiakos three months after originally making his mark in Europe with the Greek side during the 2005-2006 season. “Olympiacos FC and Yaya Toure would like to announce to the fans that they …

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Further Injuries Mean Man City Down To Just 15 Players For Hoffenheim Clash

Injury-hit Manchester City have just 15 senior players fit for Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Hoffenheim, boss Pep Guardiola revealed on Tuesday. David Silva and Fernandinho have joined an injury list at Man City that already featured Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo. “We have 15 players available so I cannot do too much,” Guardiola …

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Chelsea Fan Denies Racist Abuse Towards Raheem Sterling

The Chelsea supporter at the centre of a racism storm surrounding Raheem Sterling has spoken out. Colin Wing is the man who was caught on camera roaring at the England forward during the Saturday evening game between Manchester City and Chelsea. Fans watching live on BT Sport immediately picked up on an alleged racial slur from Wing, which ignited the …

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Clinton Morrison Fears Progress Made With Racism Starting To Slip

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Former Republic of Ireland striker, Clinton Morrison fears the progress made by English football in tackling racism is starting to slip after two incidents of racial abuse in a week.  Last week a Tottenham supporter was arrested after throwing a banana skin at Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Following on from this, Raheem Sterling was subjected to alleged racial abuse on Saturday …

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Chelsea Suspend Four Fans After Sterling Racial Abuse Row

Chelsea have suspended four people from attending their matches while the club carries out an investigation into allegations Manchester City star Raheem Sterling was racially abused during Saturday’s Premier League clash. Television cameras apparently caught a Chelsea fan aiming racist abuse at England winger Sterling during the Blues’ 2-0 win over City at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea and the British police …

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Romelu Lukaku Confident He Is Over Post-World Cup ‘Slump’

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Romelu Lukaku believes he has finally emerged from his post-World Cup slump, with the Manchester United striker revealing he had to shed muscle to adapt to the demands of the Premier League. After a promising first season at Old Trafford, the 25-year-old has struggled to make an impact in front of goal amid what has been a largely frustrating second …

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Matt Doherty Scores Injury-Time Winner Against Newcastle

Matt Doherty snatched victory deep into stoppage time as 10-man Newcastle succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Wolves at James’ Park on Sunday. The Magpies looked to have claimed a hard-earned point despite having DeAndre Yedlin sent off in the 57th minute but wing-back Doherty headed the visitors to a second straight victory in the fourth minute of added time. …

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Sterling Blames Media For “Fuelling Racism” Following Alleged Abuse

Raheem Sterling took to Instagram to address the alleged racial abuse he was subjected to during yesterday’s defeat to Chelsea, with the Man City winger accusing newspapers of “fuelling racism”. Both Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating the footage of the alleged incident after it was circulated online. The footage in question shows a number of Chelsea fans hurling …

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Chelsea Launch Investigation Into Racist Abuse Aimed At Sterling

Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police confirmed they are investigating an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling during Chelsea’s 2-0 win on Saturday. Twitter users highlighted a first-half incident when a supporter appeared to abuse Sterling as he retrieved the ball near Chelsea supporters. A Chelsea spokesman said: “We’re aware of reports and video footage. We …

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Liverpool Are New League Leaders After City’s First Defeat

A real shift has occurred atop the Premier League table. Not for the first time, Liverpool won in their early kickoff, putting them top temporarily at least. Mohamed Salah bagged his first hat-trick of the season as the Reds routed Bournemouth 4-0. This result has frequently been followed by a Manchester City win, as the champions tighten their grip on …

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Mourinho Issues Challenge To Pogba After Missing Fulham Rout

Jose Mourinho will start Paul Pogba in Manchester United’s Champions League group game at Valencia on Wednesday, challenging the French international to show his full potential and win back his place. The United manager left Pogba out of his starting line-up for the second time this week as his side recorded their biggest victory in 13 months, 4-1 over last-placed …

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Torreira Stars Again As United, Burnley Claim Much Needed Wins

Lucas Torreira’s great season continues in earnest after the 3pm Saturday kick offs. Arsenal are now unbeaten in 21 games in all competitions. It was a feisty affair at the Emirates as the Gunners took on Huddersfield. Nine bookings were handed out between both teams, and though Huddersfield looked to be on their way to an impressive away point, Torreira …

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Mo Salah Scores Stunning Hattrick As Liverpool Go Top

If there was any doubt as to whether Mohamed Salah was a one season wonder or not, the Egyptian forward did his best to dispel any of that speculation at the Vitality Stadium in Saturday’s early kickoff. Salah and Liverpool were in scintillating form with the Egyptian finding the goalscoring touch that led him to the top of last season’s Premier …

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PSG To Pip Man City To Signing Of Dutch Wonderkid Frenkie De Jong

Paris Saint-Germain could pip Manchester City to the signing of Ajax and Netherlands midfield star Frenkie de Jong in a record 75 million euro deal, a Dutch newspaper report said Friday. “It is almost certain that De Jong, 21, will exchange Ajax for Paris Saint-Germain,” popular tabloid De Telegraaf said. If the deal goes through, it will be “the most …

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Mendes: Jose Mourinho Is “Very Happy” At Man United

Jose Mourinho is “very happy” at Manchester United despite the club’s Premier League struggles, his agent Jorge Mendes said on Friday.  The statement followed reports that the club are considering bringing in Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to succeed the Portuguese and other reports linking him with a return to Real Madrid. United have endured a torrid season — they are …

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Jurgen Klopp: Manchester City Don’t Feel Pressure

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Jurgen Klopp does not believe Premier League leaders Manchester City are feeling the pressure of Liverpool’s pursuit, even if his side go top of the table. An early start at Bournemouth on Saturday means Liverpool could overtake their rivals, who have an evening kick-off at fourth-placed Chelsea, but the German does not believe that will have much effect. City have …

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