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Sterling Sparkles As City Move Five Points Clear, Palace End Winless Run

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Manchester City moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League as Raheem Sterling inspired a 3-1 win over Bournemouth, while Crystal Palace clinched a crucial 2-0 victory over relegation rivals Burnley on Saturday. Pep Guardiola’s side racked up their sixth successive league win thanks to a second half surge after Bournemouth shocked the Etihad Stadium. City hold …

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Guardiola Admits FIFA Plan Will Change City’s Transfer Policy

Pep Guardiola says FIFA proposals designed to limit the number of players allowed to be loaned out to rival clubs will seriously alter Manchester City’s business model. City and Chelsea are among the Premier League teams who will be most seriously impacted by the proposals that, from 2020, clubs will only be allowed to have between six and eight players …

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Watch: Goalkeeper Howler Sends Leeds To Top Of The Championship

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A dreadful blunder by Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson helped Leeds to a 1-0 win on Saturday, their first at Bramall Lane since they won the old First Division title 26 years ago. Spanish veteran Pablo Hernandez slotted the ball into an empty net after Henderson had passed the ball to Leeds youngster Jack Clarke, to send Leeds to the …

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Pochettino Won’t Let Derby Affect Friendship With Emery

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is not going to let the north London derby clash on Sunday affect his friendship with Arsenal boss Unai Emery. The two old friends will meet for the first time in the Premier League with third-placed Spurs three points better off than the Gunners. Pochettino is especially touched by the memory of Emery, who at …

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Sanchez Faces Sideline Spell With “Aggressive Muscular Injury”

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Alexis Sanchez’s miserable spell at Manchester United took another turn for the worse on Friday with manager Jose Mourinho announcing he faces several weeks out with a hamstring injury. The 29-year-old Chilean forward, dropped from the squad for Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League win over Swiss outfit Young Boys, suffered the injury in training on Thursday. “It is an aggressive muscular …

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Mourinho On De Gea: “He Wants To Stay And I Want Him To Stay”

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said he is confident Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea will sign a new deal linking him long-term to Old Trafford. The 28-year-old de Gea’s long-term future at the club has been shrouded in uncertainty, although the club this week did activate an option to extend his current contract by a year, meaning he is …

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Arsenal And Chelsea Power On In Europa League

Londoners Chelsea and Arsenal both enjoyed high-scoring Europa League wins on Thursday as Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers were left with work to do on the final matchday to qualify for the next stage. Unai Emery selected a youthful Arsenal to play in the Ukraine and they romped past Vorskla Poltava 3-0, guaranteeing top spot in Group E in a …

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Manchester United Trigger De Gea Contract Extension

Manchester United have triggered the one-year extension on star goalkeeper David De Gea’s contract, British media, including BBC Sport, reported Thursday. The Spain stopper’s deal was set to expire at the end of the current season and, without activating the extension clause, he could have entered into pre-contract talks with another club after the latest transfer window opens on January …

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FPL Fairy Outlines The Key Picks Ahead Of Gameweek 14

The FPL Fairy Outlines The Key Picks For Gameweek 14 The FPL Fairy is back with his top picks ahead of the Gameweek 14 deadline. Gameweek 14 was nothing short of a disaster for me. I scored a measly 38 FPL points when the average score was 50 and I achieved a gameweek rank score of almost 5 million from …

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Klopp Left To Hope For Anfield Magic As Away Day Ills Continue

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp now has to hope that Anfield will again bring the best out of his team in their decisive final Champions League group game against Napoli after Wednesday’s damaging defeat at Paris Saint-Germain. Last season’s runners-up are in serious danger of a group-stage exit from the competition after losing 2-1 to a Neymar-inspired PSG at the Parc …

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Liverpool Now Have Clear Goal To Achieve To Progress To Last 16

Neymar got what proved to be the winning goal as Paris Saint-Germain breathed life into their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Wednesday that leaves last season’s runners-up dangerously close to an early exit. Juan Bernat and Neymar scored to put PSG in control in the first half in the French capital, but a James Milner …

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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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