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Chelsea Sign American Star Pulisic From Dortmund

Christian Pulisic

American international Christian Pulisic, regarded as one of the hottest properties in European football, has signed for Premier League side Chelsea for a reported fee of £58 million from Borussia Dortmund. The 20-year-old right winger — who has had more playing time in the Champions League this term than the Bundesliga as coach Lucien Favre generally prefers England international Jadon …

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Exclusive: Celtic Make Approach For Cork Youngster Adam O’Reilly

Celtic are among three clubs that have made an approach for Preston youngster Adam O’Reilly.  Pundit Arena can exclusively reveal that Celtic, Burnley and Birmingham have all made contact with the 17-year-old’s representatives following his senior debut earlier in the week. A source close to the player told Pundit Arena that the Glasgow giants have confirmed their interest in O’Reilly …

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Record-Equalling Kane Keeps Spurs In Title Hunt With Cardiff Romp

Harry Kane got himself into the record books again as Tottenham Hotspur started 2019 in style outclassing Cardiff City to prevail 3-0 on Tuesday. Kane’s third-minute opening goal is the fifth successive New Year’s Day he has scored in the Premier League, equalling a record held by Andy Cole and Steven Gerrard. Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min added further goals …

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Arsenal Bounce Back To Rout Feeble Fulham

Arsenal responded to their thrashing by Liverpool in the best possible manner reeling off a routine 4-1 humbling of struggling Fulham in their Premier League clash on Tuesday. Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka had set Arsenal on their way with his fourth goal of the season. Alexandre Lacazette added the second after 55 minutes with their momentum temporarily halted as Aboubakar …

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Solskjaer Explains Sanchez Is Keen To Return To Free-Scoring United

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After scoring 12 goals in three games under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United could add another weapon to their attacking arsenal at Newcastle on Wednesday, with Alexis Sanchez set to return from injury. The Chilean has been sidelined by a hamstring injury for the past month, meaning he missed the final days of Jose Mourinho’s reign in charge …

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Warnock Tells His Players “Not To Breathe” On Spurs Players

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has warned his players “not to breathe” on some of Tottenham’s stars in a New Year’s Day clash between the sides over fears of playacting. England captain Harry Kane was booked for diving in Spurs’ shock 3-1 home loss to Wolves on Saturday, while Dele Alli has been repeatedly accused of going down easily. “I say …

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Samir Nasri Is Back In The Premier League

After an absence of two and a half years, Samir Nasri has returned to the Premier League. The Frenchman has been without a club for most of 2018 due to an 18 month doping ban dating back to mid-2017. But with that ban ending today, Nasri has joined West Ham on a six month deal, with an option to extend …

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Emery Fined £8,000 For Kicking Water Bottle Towards Fans

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery was fined £8,000 for kicking a water bottle into the crowd during his side’s Boxing Day draw at Brighton after admitting to a Football Association charge. “Unai Emery has been fined £8,000 after he admitted an FA improper conduct charge and accepted the standard penalty,” English football’s governing body announced said in a statement. The FA …

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Kompany: Manchester City Are Ready To Fight Liverpool

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany admitted the Premier League champions’ pride has been wounded by a recent shock run of three defeats in four Premier League games to fall seven points behind league leaders Liverpool. But ahead of the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s men to the Etihad on Thursday, Kompany issued a rallying cry to the City squad and fans …

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Guardiola Warns City’s Season Will End With Defeat To Liverpool

Pep Guardiola Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City side a failure to beat Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday will effectively mean their title challenge is “over”. Reigning champions City revived their bid to retain the Premier League trophy with a 3-1 win away to Southampton on Sunday that followed shock defeats by Crystal Palace and Leicester. Victory at St …

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Three And Easy For Solskjaer As Pogba Stars Again In Man United Win

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Paul Pogba scored twice for the second time in five days as Manchester United’s revival since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho continued unabated with a 4-1 thrashing of Bournemouth at Old Trafford. A third consecutive victory since Solskjaer took caretaker charge until the end of the season keeps United eight points adrift of Chelsea in the fight …

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Watch: Mixed Fortunes For Hojbjerg As City Sail Past Saints

Manchester City showed they are willing to accept the challenge of Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title with a 3-1 win away to Southampton. Following shock defeats by Crystal Palace and Leicester, reigning champions City cut the gap between themselves and Premier League leaders Liverpool to seven points ahead of their meeting with the Merseysiders at the …

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Watch: Outrageous Skill From Rashford Leads To Pogba Goal

Rashford

Manchester United are currently 1-0 up against Bournemouth thanks to a goal from Paul Pogba in the fourth minute but Marcus Rashford is receiving all the plaudits.  Before kick-off, interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was praised for his team selection with Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial, Ashley Young and Eric Bailly coming back into the team while Romelu Lukaku had to settle …

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‘I Wanted To Kill Him’: Ranieri Rages At Kamara In Penalty Row

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri admitted he felt like “killing” Aboubakar Kamara after the French striker ignored instructions and took the missed penalty that almost cost the London side victory against Huddersfield on Saturday. Fulham secured a 1-0 win against their Premier League relegation rivals when Aleksandar Mitrovic scored in stoppage time. Minutes earlier, however, usual penalty taker Mitrovic had seen …

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Watch: Kante Goal Seals Win For Chelsea At Palace

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N’Golo Kante showed signs he is growing into his more advanced midfield role with a composed finish that gave Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has been criticised for moving Kante out of his more familiar position in front of the back four, with Jorginho filling the holding role. …

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Solskjaer Keen To Convince De Gea & Martial To Stay At Man Utd

Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may only be in charge of Manchester United for the remainder of this season, but the interim manager wants to see Anthony Martial and David de Gea sign long-term contracts at Old Trafford. United have activated one-year extensions for both players in recent weeks, meaning they are tied to the club until the end of next season. …

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Delighted Jurgen Klopp Tells Players To Stay Focused

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Jurgen Klopp refused to get carried away with the growing expectation that Liverpool can lift the league title for the first time in 29 years saying his players must stay focussed after they thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday. Roberto Firmino’s hat-trick – the first by a Liverpool player against the Gunners since Peter Crouch in 2007 – as well as …

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Arsenal Defence Collapses As Liverpool Go Nine Points Clear

Liverpool will go into 2019 with at least a seven point lead in the Premier League. Ahead of their clash tonight with Arsenal, the Reds were handed a gift courtesy of Wolverhampton. Wolves’ 3-1 win at Wembley ensured that a win at Anfield would see Liverpool go nine points clear of Spurs. The momentum that saw them win their last …

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