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Fans In Shock After Leicester City Helicopter Crash

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Fans laid down football scarves and shirts outside Leicester City’s King Power Stadium on Sunday, a day after a helicopter belonging to the club’s Thai owner crashed outside the grounds. Dozens of candles and flowers could also be seen among the tributes, as well as an image of Ganesh — a Hindu god often found at Thai Buddhist temples. “I …

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Jurgen Klopp: “This Feels Like A 20-Point Win”

Jurgen Klopp claimed victory felt like it was worth “20 points” as a 4-1 win over Cardiff City at Anfield on Saturday moved his Liverpool side back to the top of the Premier League, for 48 hours at least. The Liverpool manager insisted holding first place this early in the season mattered little but, with only two points separating the …

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Liverpool Go Top As Watford & Bournemouth Continue To Impress

Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool took advantage of their title rivals’ inactivity to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 4-1 win at home to Cardiff on Saturday as Bournemouth and Watford both continued their fine starts to the season. Liverpool were the only club who started the weekend among the top five …

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David De Gea Focused On Playing, Not On Contract Talks

David de Gea says he will not allow talks over a new contract with Manchester United to distract him, the Spanish international goalkeeper told Sky Sports. The 27-year-old has been linked in recent days with a move to Italian champions Juventus. However, whilst United manager Jose Mourinho professed on Friday to fearing de Gea would reject a new deal — …

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Report: Juventus Planning January Loan Move For Paul Pogba

Juventus are reportedly planning a move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in January on loan following the Frenchman’s recent struggles at Old Trafford. Italian publication Tuttosport claim that Juve will make an offer to sign their former midfielder on an initial six-month loan deal with an option then to buy Pogba for a fee in excess of €70 million. …

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Romelu Lukaku Pinpoints Potential Reason Behind Recent Goal Drought

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Romelu Lukaku will come under close scrutiny when he faces former club Everton on Sunday, looking to kick-start a season that is rapidly turning into a disappointment for him and his Manchester United team alike. The Belgian international was widely criticised after United were beaten 1-0 at home by Juventus in midweek, extending his goal drought to eight games. The …

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Spurs To Play Remaining 2018 Home Games At Wembley

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Spurs will play their remaining home games in 2018 at Wembley Stadium, the Premier League club announced Friday. Spurs had been hoping to move into a new 62,000-seater stadium near their old White Hart Lane home in north London in September. But chairman Daniel Levy said “factors completely outside of our control” meant Spurs would not now play at their …

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Report: Time-Wasting Targeted By Football Lawmakers

Time-wasting is to be tackled by football’s lawmaking body the International Football Association Board (IFAB), British daily The Times reported on Friday. Measures such as forbidding substitutions after 90 minutes – which is seen as a habitual tactic to wind down the clock – could be looked at, the board member who spoke with The Times said. Also, players may …

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Lloris: From Captain Courageous To Captain Calamity

Hugo Lloris opted for football over tennis when he was a youngster but may have grounds for regretting that decision given the sharp downturn in the France captain’s fortunes since lifting the World Cup in July. Seen as a cool head of the field and a calm presence in goal for Tottenham Hotspur and France over the years, things have …

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Robin Van Persie Announces That He Will Retire At End Of Season

Ex-Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie has said that he will “probably” retire at the end of the current season. The 35-year-old – who returned to Feyenoord, where he made his debut aged 17, in January – has scored 50 goals in 102 appearances for his country. “When I have to stop? That is probably at the end of this …

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Guardiola Feared For Wife & Daughters Caught In Manchester Attack

‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ by Oasis has become Manchester’s anthem since last year’s terror attack, and is one that has had a powerful impact on Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. The 47-year-old Spaniard’s wife and daughters escaped unharmed from the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in May last year which left 22 dead. Guardiola …

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Shaqiri Sparkles As Liverpool Ease Past Red Star Belgrade

Mohamed Salah continued his return to scoring form by taking his tally for Liverpool to 50 goals as the five-time European champions eased past Red Star Belgrade 4-0 at Anfield. The Egyptian ended a four-game goal drought with the winner at Huddersfield on Saturday and struck twice to open his Champions League account for the season after Roberto Firmino had …

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Hazard In Race To Be Fit For Chelsea’s Trip To Burnley

Star playmaker Eden Hazard remains doubtful for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Burnley this weekend as he continues to struggle with a back injury, Blues manager Maurizio Sarri said on Wednesday. The 27-year-old has already been ruled out of the Europa League group match at home to Belarus outfit BATE Borisov on Thursday when Chelsea will hope to make it …

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Sarri: Chelsea Will Accept Punishment Over Mourinho Melee

Chelsea will accept the punishment the Football Association (FA) sees fit to impose over assistant coach Marco Ianni’s provocative celebration after their late equaliser against Manchester United last Saturday ‘Blues’ manager Maurizio Sarri said on Wednesday. Sarri – speaking on the eve of Chelsea’s Europa League home clash with Belarus outfit BATE Borisov – admitted Ianni’s behaviour in goading United …

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