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Eriksen And Alli Combine To Keep Spurs In Hunt For Last 16 Berth

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Christian Eriksen came off the bench to keep alive Tottenham’s bid to qualify for the Champions League last 16 as the Denmark star’s late strike sealed a tense 1-0 win over Inter Milan on Wednesday. Mauricio Pochettino’s side were 10 minutes away from being eliminated at the group stage as they laboured to break down the massed Inter defence at …

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Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest Draw In Ten Goal Classic

Nottingham Forest were denied a chance to move into the Championship play-off spots by a rampant Aston Villa. The two sides remain unbeaten in November after an instant classic that saw them score five goals apiece at Villa Park. Forest were two up within six minutes, with Lewis Grabban and Joao Carvalho getting on the scoresheet, both assisted by Joe …

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Watch: Liverpool Rebound As Napoli Game Goes Against Them

As things stand, Liverpool are facing a do-or-die clash in two weeks time. The penultimate round of Champions League group fixtures haven’t been kind to the Reds for the most part thus far. Jurgen Klopp’s side have been under the cosh so far in Paris, with PSG running rampant at Parc des Princes. The likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and …

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In Honour Of Ballybrack: Three Sporting Lies That Rebounded

Ballybrack United’s extraordinary claim that one of their players had been killed in a traffic accident when he was alive and well in Galway, has earned the club headlines in Ireland and further afield. Such extreme falsehoods may not be the norm in sports but as these example show, it is not unique either. _____ 1. Ireland kills off three …

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Sarri Concerned By Hazard’s Injury Woes

Belgian star Eden Hazard’s recent struggles with injury is giving Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri cause for concern the Italian admitted on Wednesday. The 27-year-old playmaker – who played a pivotal role in Belgium finishing a best ever third in the World Cup in Russia earlier this year – is out of the Europa League match with Greek outfit PAOK on …

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Obafemi Impresses On First Start For Saints As They Exit On Penalties


Republic of Ireland striker, Michael Obafemi was on impressive form as he made his first start for Southampton this evening during their exit from the Carabao Cup.  Mark Hughes’ side lost out 6-5 on penalties to Leicester City in the King Power Stadium but, arguably, dominated proceedings during normal time. The 18-year-old was involved in their first big chance of …

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Gianluca Vialli: “I Hope My Story Can Inspire People”

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Former Chelsea striker and manager Gianluca Vialli revealed on Monday that he has been battling cancer for the past year. Vialli, 54, who also scored 16 goals in 59 games for Italy and is now a popular TV pundit, told Italian daily Corriere della Sera that he hoped that his story would “inspire people”. “I’m fine now, very well indeed,” …

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Five Things We Learned From Last Premier League Weekend Of November

Tottenham ended Chelsea’s unbeaten run with a stylish display, while champions Manchester City crushed West Ham to maintain their lead at the top. Liverpool’s late show saw off Watford, but Manchester United stumbled in a stalemate with Crystal Palace. Here are five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend: Spurs Kings of the capital Tottenham finished as top …

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Aubameyang Winner Extends Arsenal’s Unbeaten Run

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang extended Arsenal’s unbeaten run to 17 matches with the goal that sealed a 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday. Unai Emery’s side took the lead through Jefferson Lerma’s bizarre own goal before Josh King equalised on the stroke of half-time at Dean Court. Aubameyang netted his eighth league goal of the season midway through the second half to …

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Smalling: ‘Utter Frustration’ At United Flop Against Palace

Chris Smalling admitted that struggling Manchester United were utterly frustrated by their failure to beat lowly Crystal Palace. United are languishing off the pace in the battle to finish in the Premier League’s top four after their latest setback in a difficult season. After losing to arch-rivals Manchester City before the international break, Jose Mourinho’s team returned to action in …

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‘Not Enough Heart’: Mourinho Slams United Flops

Jose Mourinho accused his Manchester United players of lacking heart after their hopes of a push for the Premier League’s top four were dented by a lethargic 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Mourinho’s side were booed at the end of a match that left them seventh in the table, well adrift of the Champions League qualification positions. Paul …

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Watch: Son Skewers Chelsea With Scoring Run From Halfway Line

Tottenham are putting Chelsea to the sword at Wembley Stadium. It’s been a calamitous game for the Blues, who needed a win to keep pace with the top two of Liverpool and Manchester City. But it’s the home side that look certain to go third in the Premier League table this evening. Maurizio Sarri’s side are unbeaten this season, but …

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Sarri Optimistic Hazard Will Sign New Chelsea Deal

Maurizio Sarri has said that he is confident Eden Hazard will put pen to paper on a new deal with Chelsea after N’Golo Kante signed a five-year contract with the Blues. Hazard’s deal with unbeaten Chelsea runs until June 2020 and speculation over his future at the club has intensified since his impressive displays for Belgium at the World Cup …

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Klopp: New Mane Deal Statement Of Intent From Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp believes Sadio Mane’s new contract is a “statement” on Liverpool’s progress and dismissed reports that summer signing Fabinho could leave the club as “crazy”. Senegal forward Mane signed a long-term extension on Thursday and his commitment to the Reds has delighted his manager, whose side are second in the Premier League, just two points behind Manchester City. “It’s …

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Pogba Fit To Play As Mourinho Reports Clean Bill Of Health

Paul Pogba is fit for Manchester United’s match against Crystal Palace on Saturday after recovering from a thigh injury that forced him out of the derby defeat and international duty with the French national team. United manager Jose Mourinho was upbeat on Friday after his players returned from their national sides to prepare for the resumption of the Premier League …

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