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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


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


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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Wolves Puncture Spurs’ Momentum In Title Race

Premier League leaders Liverpool have been handed a gift in the form of a Wolverhampton win at Wembley. It’s great news for Manchester City also, having been demoted from likely runaway leaders to third place in recent weeks. Tottenham had won their last five league games to go second and six points behind Liverpool, but were upset by Wolves in …

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15 Granny Rule Prospects Who Mick McCarthy Could Recruit

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Mick McCarthy’s comments on Goals on Sunday last week suggested that the Ireland boss is in the process of recruiting a number of granny rule players. McCarthy has an appreciation of the association many UK born footballers have to Ireland and the possibility that they may choose to wear green. The rule has gained much criticism in recent years, especially …

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Gerrard Ends Former Boss Rodgers’ Old Firm Dominance

Steven Gerrard emerged victorious in the Old Firm clash with his former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers as Rangers deservedly beat champions and bitter rivals Celtic 1-0 on Saturday. It was Rodgers first experience of defeat in 13 meetings with Rangers and puts Gerrard’s side level on points with Celtic, though the latter stay top courtesy of a better goal difference. …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Brace Seals New Serie A Record For Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace as Italian champions Juventus finished 2018 on a high with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria giving the Italian champions a new record of 53 points before the winter break. Ronaldo curled in the opener after just two minutes in Turin adding a second from the penalty spot after 66 minutes, putting the Portuguese top of …

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Solskjaer Has Restored Positivity To United, Says Shaw

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has restored Manchester United’s attacking elan in the short space of time he has been caretaker manager said defender Luke Shaw. Solsjkaer will be seeking a third successive victory – when they host out of form Bournemouth on Sunday – since taking over following the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier this month. Victory over Bournemouth would see …

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PA’s Premier League Mid-Season Report Cards: The Top Four

As the Premier League reaches its mid-way point, Pundit Arena takes a look at the mid-season report cards from the top four teams in the country. _____ Liverpool The Story So Far:  About as perfect a first half to a season as you’re likely to come across, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been the Premier League’s standout side in the opening …

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Sheffield Wednesday’s Forestieri

An arrest warrant for footballer Fernando Forestieri has been issued after he failed to attend a court in central England on Friday. Forestieri, a striker with English second-tier club Sheffield Wednesday, had been due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates Court, with court staff telling Britain’s Press Association that he faced one charge of using threatening words or behaviour and another …

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Arsenal ‘Won’t Raise The White Flag’ Insists Klopp

Arsenal manager Unai Emery may have suggested Liverpool can repeat the achievement of the London club’s celebrated ‘Invincibles’ but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has told his unbeaten Premier League leaders to expect a tough contest at Anfield on Saturday. Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side were undefeated as they won the Premier League in the 2003/04 season and Emery believes Liverpool could …

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Breaking: Declan Rice Signs New Long-Term Deal With West Ham

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West Ham’s highly-regarded midfielder Declan Rice has committed himself to a long-term amidst ongoing uncertainty over his international future. The name Declan Rice is one that is often attached to the tug-of-war surrounding his international allegiance – with both Ireland and England in the running as a potential home for him in the future. And while it remains unclear exactly which …

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Emery: Salah Is One Of The World’s Top Five Players

Arsenal manager Unai Emery believes Mohamed Salah is now among the world’s top five players, despite failing to sign him when he was in charge of Paris Saint-Germain. The Gunners boss will be in opposition to the Liverpool forward when his Arsenal side face the unbeaten Premier League leaders at Anfield on Saturday. Egypt international Salah, 26, has scored 59 …

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