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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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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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