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Barcelona Edge Out United In Old Trafford Ahead Of Nou Camp Decider

Old Trafford played host to the Champions League quarter-final clash between Manchester United and Barcelona this evening. At first, it was all Barcelona as the Catalan giants controlled close to 90% of the possession in the opening sections. Disaster struck early on for Solskjaer’s men as a Luke Shaw own-goal saw them fall behind in the first twelve minutes. Manchester …

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The Irish XI: PA’s Team Of The Week From Around The English Leagues

As Mick McCarthy’s first squad selection draws ever closer it’s time to weigh up the options that the former Ipswich and Sunderland boss has at his disposal. Starting this week, Pundit Arena will take a look at the Irish performances from across the English leagues and put together a starting eleven every Monday based solely on individual displays from potential …

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Norwich Punish Lacklustre Leeds To Claim Championship Top Spot

Norwich City leapfrogged Leeds United at the top of the Championship table following a 1-3 victory at Elland Road. The home side dominated possession in the first five minutes but it was Norwich who took the lead against the run of play when Mario Vrancic’s freekick took a deflection off Adam Forshaw in the Leeds wall and left Casilla scrambling. …

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Scott Hogan To End Villa Nightmare As Sheffield United Move Looms

Ireland striker Scott Hogan looks set to leave Aston Villa on loan after passing a medical with fellow Championship side Sheffield United. Hogan moved to Villa Park in January of 2017 from Brentford for a fee of £9m – potentially rising to £12m, but the striker has failed to live up to expectations in recent seasons. The Irish frontman has scored …

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Connell Believes Allianz League Now More Attractive Than Championship

As the days tick down towards the first weekend of the 2019 Allianz Football League, teams around the country are putting the final touches on their squads before the season begins.  Whilst history tells us that the National League doesn’t count for much and that it’s all about Championship, it’s clear that attitude is changing as more and more teams see …

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Marcelo Bielsa Admits To Spying On Every Single Team This Season

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Under fire Leeds coach, Marcelo Bielsa has admitted to spying on every single club his Leeds team have faced so far this season.  A club official was spotted at the Derby training ground on Friday morning ahead of the two club’s league meeting later that evening. The employee in question was later grilled by the Football League authorities in relation …

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Roofe The Hero Again As Leeds Mount Second Comeback In Two Games

Championship leaders Leeds snatched a remarkable 3-2 win over Blackburn thanks to two late goals, while promotion rivals Norwich escaped with a dramatic 3-3 draw against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday. At Elland Road, Leeds took the lead through Blackburn defender Derrick Williams’ first-half own goal. Blackburn equalised at the start of the second half from Charlie Mulgrew’s penalty. Mulgrew looked …

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Watch: Irish Trio Score In Festive Championship Action

Sheffield United maintained their spot in the Championship play-off places on a busy St. Stephen’s Day. The Blades went in front against Derby five minutes before half-time through Billy Sharp. On-loan Liverpool winger Harry Wilson equalised early in the second half with a fine free-kick before Ireland’s David McGoldrick put the home side back in front again in the 64th …

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