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Southampton Defender Hoping For England Call Up

Nathaniel Clyne is hoping his role in Southampton’s stellar start to the season can propel him all the way to the England side. The 23-year-old has been ever-present in Saints’ charge to second place in the Barclays Premier League, making the right-back shirt his own following Calum Chambers’ move to Arsenal. He was rewarded with a first international call-up for …

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Chelsea Fans: Young People Being Priced Out

Jose Mourinho’s complaints about the lack of atmosphere at Stamford Bridge are a consequence of younger fans being priced out, according to a Chelsea fans’ representative. The Portuguese said it had been like “playing in an empty stadium” in the Barclays Premier League game against QPR on Saturday and believed the tepid atmosphere has contributed to the way his players …

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‘Noisy Neighbours’ Continue Dominance Over Manchester United

City underlined their status as kings of Manchester after Chris Smalling handed them three points on a plate with two moments of madness at the Etihad Stadium. Sergio Aguero scored his 12th goal of the season to hand City a 1-0 victory over their bitter rivals Manchester United, but their task was made a lot easier thanks to Smalling’s dismissal …

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Swansea Secure Point In Drab Goodison Park Affair

Swansea survived the late sending-off of Jonjo Shelvey to claim a well-earned Barclays Premier League point with a goalless draw at Everton. Former Liverpool midfielder Shelvey was dismissed for a second bookable offence 18 minutes from time after blocking the path of James McCarthy. But the hosts, who had lacked vigour throughout, failed to make the most of their numerical …

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Fans Make Disappointments Known As Leicester Lose Again

Esteban Cambiasso’s second-half own-goal gave West Brom a 1-0 victory at struggling Leicester and extended the Foxes’ winless run in the Barclays Premier League to five matches. The hosts were the better side for large spells of the contest but it was Cambiasso’s unfortunate touch off Wes Morgan’s header in the 47th minute that ensured West Brom took home the …

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Hammers Show Their Steel Versus Stoke City

West Ham’s winning run came to an end but they did well to claim a point as they battled back to draw 2-2 with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. The Potters had been well in control of the contest and deservedly led 2-0 thanks to goals from Victor Moses in the 33rd minute and Mame Biram Diouf in the …

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Wanyama Steals Headlines As Southampton Continue Winning Run

Victor Wanyama’s superb 40-yard strike, courtesy of Eldin Jakupovic’s botched clearance, continued Southampton’s wonderful start to the season at Hull’s expense. Second-placed Saints have now won 10 of their last 11 games in all competitions after Wanyama took full advantage of a blunder from Hull’s third-choice goalkeeper to secure a 1-0 victory. Jakupovic, starting only his third Barclays Premier League …

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Alexis At The Double For Arsenal, Return To Top Four

Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Arsenal moved back into the top four of the Barclays Premier League with a 3-0 victory over stubborn Burnley at the Emirates Stadium. The lively Chile forward powered in a header on 70 minutes having earlier been denied by fine saves by busy goalkeeper Tom Heaton and a string of blocks by the dogged Clarets …

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Chelsea Battle To Beat Resilient QPR

An Oscar special and an Eden Hazard penalty earned Premier League leaders Chelsea a 2-1 win in a hard-fought west London derby with QPR at Stamford Bridge. Striker Diego Costa returned following a four-game absence with his problematic hamstrings and showed few signs of rustiness as Chelsea took the lead through Oscar’s stunning strike. Try as they might, Jose Mourinho’s …

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Rodriguez Goal Of The Season, Ronaldo Assist Of The Season

Following James Rodriguez’s incredible goal to put Real Madrid 2-0 up against Granada, Cristiano Ronaldo has gone one better with a backheel assist. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring after just two minutes, netting his 22nd goal of the season. We have only just entered November and he is on course for 30+ goals before Christmas. Let that sink in. Rodriguez …

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VINE: Wanyama Screamer Puts Southampton Ahead

Victor Wanyama has put Southampton ahead in the opening minutes,and what a goal it was! Southampton are in superb form this season and Wanyama put the Saints ahead after just three minutes at the KC Stadium. Here’s the goal: If it stays like this, Southampton will be second in the table,five points ahead of Manchester City who occupy third.

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Perez Leads Newcastle To Victory Over Liverpool

Ayoze Perez was Newcastle’s match-winner for the second time in a week as the Magpies edged past Liverpool to claim a fourth successive victory. The former Tenerife frontman, who scored the decisive goal at Tottenham last Sunday, stabbed home from close range with 13 minutes remaining to seal a 1-0 victory, the Magpies’ third on the trot in the league, …

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Cork City Confirm Signing Of Karl Sheppard

Cork City have confirmed the signing of former Reading and Shamrock Rovers striker Karl Sheppard. Here are the main points from the club’s press release, issued this morning: Speaking after signing with the club, the 23-year-old striker said: “I am delighted to join the club. I spoke to the gaffer, he’s shown me around the club and, once I spoke …

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Newcastle United Boss Going For ‘Flat Pack’ Four

DIY expert Alan Pardew is taking the IKEA approach to dragging Newcastle United out of the doldrums. The Magpies host Liverpool on Saturday having put together a run of three successive – and increasingly unlikely – victories to ease themselves out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone and into the Capital One Cup quarter-finals. Each win has relieved some …

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Manchester City Boss: I’m Not Under Pressure

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists he is not feeling the heat at the Etihad Stadium. Pressure is starting to increase on the Chilean after a less-than-convincing start to the season. The champions have lost two of the opening nine matches of their Barclays Premier League title defence and have made another faltering start in the Champions League. To compound …

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Manchester United Boss: I’m Not Jealous Of City Squad

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists he has no reason to be jealous of Manchester City’s stellar squad. Van Gaal may have invested more than £150million of United’s money in the transfer window, but after six years of almost non-stop spending, City have a squad which is the envy of most clubs in world football. Manuel Pellegrini has almost …

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Star Striker To Return For Chelsea

Striker Diego Costa is available for Chelsea’s Barclays Premier League clash with QPR on Saturday after missing four matches with a hamstring injury. Striker Loic Remy (groin) and midfielder John Obi Mikel (foot) are out, but Ramires is back from a groin problem to bolster the midfield. Branislav Ivanovic is available following his suspension for his dismissal at Manchester United, …

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Manchester United Ready To Unleash Rooney On City

Louis van Gaal has declared Wayne Rooney fit and ready to fire Manchester United to victory in Sunday’s derby at the Etihad Stadium. For the past three games Rooney has sat in the stands wearing a glum expression as United played on without him. But now his three-match suspension is up, Rooney has returned to the United squad – and …

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