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Mourinho Takes Subtle Dig At Aguero Ahead Of Manchester Derby

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has taken a veiled swipe at Manchester City star Sergio Aguero before Sunday’s derby showdown at the Etihad Stadium. Mourinho said of Aguero that “there are little things in his game I am not a fan of”, although he declined to elaborate further when asked. Aguero, City’s all-time leading scorer, was criticised heavily by Mourinho …

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Paul Pogba Hasn’t Travelled With United Squad Ahead Of Derby

Some worrying news for Manchester United has intensified. After Paul Pogba’s contribution to United’s stunning upset of Juventus in midweek, manager Jose Mourinho admitted that his star player was struggling with a ‘small injury’ ahead of the club’s biggest game of the season so far. He trained away from the team, but hopes remained high that he would be present …

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Watch: Hourihane Free Helps Villa To Best Win Of Their Season

Aston Villa’s start to the season was a dreadful one. After three straight wins, just one more would follow in the next eleven games, as they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Burton Albion and fell dramatically off the pace in the Championship table. Steve Bruce was sacked as manager of the side, and was replaced last month …

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Watch: Austin Launches Attack On Officials In Post-Match Interview

Watford climbed up to seventh in the Premier League table after they rescued a point with a late equalizer against Southhampton this afternoon. The game was marred by controversy as the referee, Simon Hooper, incorrectly ruled a goal from Charlie Austin offside, believing that the ball had touched off Maya Yoshida who was in an offside position. The goal would …

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Premier League 3 PM Kickoffs: Newcastle Out Of Relegation Zone

Cardiff City’s foray into the top 17 of the Premier League was a short-lived one. In the lunchtime game, Neil Warnock’s side briefly lifted themselves out of the relegation spots with an injury time winner against Brighton, but the afternoon fixtures will keep the Welsh side grounded in the weeks ahead. The turmoil at Newcastle United is evident, with just …

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Leicester Fans March To Stadium In Honour Of Late Owner

Leicester City fans marched in their thousands towards the King Power Stadium today, kicking off a series of emotional tributes to late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha two weeks after he was killed in a helicopter crash. Supporters braved the pouring rain as they made their way through the streets towards the ground for the first home match since the tragedy holding …

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Sterling Ends Speculation With New Man City Deal

Raheem Sterling has committed his long-term future to Manchester City after signing a three-year contract extension with the Premier League champions on Friday. Sterling had been in negotiations with City for several months and the England winger has finally agreed the bumper new deal after being linked with a move to Real Madrid. The 23-year-old is now tied to City …

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Guardiola Insists Financial Row Won’t Tarnish City’s Success

The bombshell allegations about Manchester City’s financial conduct will not tarnish his team’s reputation, coach Pep Guardiola said on Friday. A series of reports in the German news magazine Der Spiegel has claimed City artificially inflated sponsorship deals in order to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations. City, who were fined £49 million ($63 million) after they were found …

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Danny Welbeck Still In Hospital With ‘Significant’ Ankle Injury

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck remains in hospital after suffering a “significant” ankle injury during his side’s Europa League clash against Sporting Lisbon, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Welbeck was stretchered off during the first half of Thursday’s 0-0 draw with what looked like a bad break, his foot twisted backwards after landing awkwardly when going for a header. …

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Klopp: Only Winning The Title Will Silence Our Critics

Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he is frustrated that the high expectations surrounding Liverpool’s Premier League title bid have overshadowed their strong start to the season. Klopp’s third-placed side have won eight of their 11 matches in an unbeaten opening to the league campaign. But despite their position among the leading title contenders, Liverpool have endured criticism of late after …

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Mourinho Dodges Man City Financial Fair Play Row Ahead Of Derby

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has described the quality of Manchester City’s work on the pitch as “untouchable” while refusing to get embroiled in the controversy about alleged Financial Fair Play breaches made by his rivals. Mourinho’s Manchester United side travel across the city on Sunday for a Premier League derby against their neighbours, who are two points clear at the top of …

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“It’s Not Easy” – Leicester Prepare For Emotional Home Game

Leicester return to action at the King Power Stadium on Saturday with football a mere afterthought as fans prepare to pay heartfelt tribute to the man who turned their dreams into astonishing reality. Manager Claude Puel’s pre-match preparations for the game against Burnley were disrupted after he and a number of players, including Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel, travelled to …

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Ten Quickfire Conclusions As Arsenal Advance To EL Knockout Stage

There were no goals but plenty of talking points as Arsenal booked their place in the last 32 of the Europa League with a draw against Sporting Lisbon.  1) Unai Emery seems to have chosen his first-choice goalkeeper.  Arsenal have a tradition of playing their second-choice goalkeeper in cup competitions and saving their first-choice for the league. An injury to Petr …

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Southgate Defends Decision to Honour Rooney As Wilson Called Up

Gareth Southgate defended the decision to honour Wayne Rooney by fielding England’s top international goalscorer in a friendly against the USA at Wembley next week. The Football Association announced on Sunday that Rooney would be awarded his 120th cap as a tribute to his England career which appeared to have come to an end when he retired from international football …

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Dembele Ruled Out Until 2019 Through Ankle Injury

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is likely to miss the rest of the year due to ankle ligament damage, Spurs confirmed on Thursday. “Unfortunately, Mousa Dembele’s scans have confirmed ligament damage to his right ankle and he is unlikely to be available until the New Year,” Spurs said in a statement. The 31-year-old will also miss Belgium’s Nations League matches against …

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Juventus Fightback Hands United Timely Boost Ahead Of Derby

Evoking memories of their astonishing Champions League win in 1999, Manchester United breathed new life into a stuttering season by improbably turning around their match against Juventus in the final five minutes to win 2-1. Not since the Nou Camp final of 1999, on arguably the club’s greatest-ever night, when the Red Devils scored twice in stoppage time against Bayern …

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Man United Stage Extraordinary Late Comeback To Beat Juventus

It’s been a season of struggle so far for Manchester United, but this is undoubtedly the highlight of their season to this point. This away win over Juventus in the Champions League is also one of the best moments in Jose Mourinho’s tenure at the club. United were negative for the most part, looking content to secure a draw having …

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