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Watch: Two 95th Minute Winners Settled Each League 2 Playoff Semi-Final

LUTON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Stuart Moore of Luton Town sits dejected after defeat at the end of the during the Sky Bet League Two Play off Semi Final: Second Leg match between Luton Town and XBlackpool at Kenilworth Road on May 18, 2017 in Luton, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

The League Two playoff semi-finals brought about two equally enthralling encounters as Exeter City and Blackpool both booked their places in the final with last-minute wins. Exeter welcomed Carlisle United following an exciting 3-3 draw in the first fixture. With the game up for grabs, Ollie Watkins set the tone early on following a lovely squared pass from David Wheeler. …

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Five Things To Look Out For As Manchester United Host Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to Old Trafford on Sunday is undoubtedly the game of the weekend. It pits two top four challengers against each other, and throws up a myriad of intrigue in the process. Questions abound as both clubs seek a win to set them up for the Christmas rush of fixtures. Here are five points that will likely determine …

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Rodgers’ Comments About The Reds’ Title Chances Will Have Liverpool Fans Excited

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Brendan Rodgers manager of Celtic looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester City FC and Celtic FC at Etihad Stadium on December 6, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool are in a great position to challenge for the league this year, as reported by the Liverpool Echo. The former Liverpool boss went as far as to say the Reds are ‘very close, very close’ to winning the League this season despite their bizarre implosion against Bournemouth on Sunday. “It’s just unfortunate the other day, I …

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Manchester United: Rashford Describes What It’s Like Being Mentored By Ibrahimovic

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Marcus Rashford has spoken candidly about his new role at Manchester United, learning from Ibrahimovic and his dedication to becoming as good as he possible can. Rashford, of course, will always be considered a child prodigy. Manchester United’s youngest ever scorer in European competition is a tag not easily earned despite many insisting that it is the mark of someone …

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Returning Chelsea Defender Ready To Make An Impact

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND- October 31: Kurt Zouma of Chelsea looks on during the Premier League 2 match between Everton U21s and Chelsea U21s at Haig Avenue Stadium on October 31, 2016 in Southport, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is nearing match fitness and preparing to slot straight into Antonio Conte’s 3-man defence, as reported by the Daily Mail. The defender has of course been unavailable for selection since he underwent surgery for a cruciate knee ligament injury sustained last February. The Frenchman had earned a myriad of plaudits before this, his combination of pace …

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Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ Legend Looking To Return To Club

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal and ex-Arsenal player Robert Pires in discussion during an Arsenal training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Group F match against Bayern Munich at London Colney on November 3, 2015 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

There are few names that Arsenal fans respond to as warmly as that of Robert Pires. The Frenchman was a linchpin of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ team, and by the end of his career at the London outfit he had won three FA Cups and two Premier League titles. The club have not known such success since he and his ilk departed and …

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Crowd Troubles Overnight Turn The Beautiful Game Into An Ugly Disgrace

Fan violence and hooliganism has once again reared its ugly head in English football as troubles flared at both Old Trafford and the London Stadium overnight. Crowd troubles have blighted English football for decades, with some factions within rival fan bases seemingly unwilling or unable to coexist in the same space at the same time. Following the Heysel Stadium disaster …

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Leicester City Closing In On Austria International [Report]

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Aleksandar Dragovic of Austria strikes a penalty against the post during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group F match between Iceland and Austria at Stade de France on June 22, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

With Champions League football now an additional challenge for Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri, the Foxes face the challenge of providing greater depth to their squad. One particular area of the team that Ranieri has sought to address is central defence. Already, the Italian has bolstered the side with the signing of Luis Hernández Rodríguez, who can fit the bill of a …

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Opinion: Can An Underdog Win The Premier League, Again?

SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 20: Hull team huddle during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Hull City at Liberty Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

After Leicester’s jubilant Premier League victory, many football fans were quick to place their bets on this season’s newcomers. If Leicester could defy 5000-1 odds, surely Burnley, Hull City or Middlesbrough can do the same and earn someone a small fortune? At odds of  750/1 to win the league, Hull have won their first two games of the season. Putting an end …

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Antonio Conte Predicts A Big Chelsea Future For Eden Hazard

Antonio Conte is an ambitious man. He steered Juventus to three Serie A titles in a row and picked up the Panchina d’Oro, for Serie A manager of the season, each time.  Given such a stellar history he would have been bitterly disappointed with Italy’s quarter-final exit at Euro 2016 despite the mediocre players at his disposal. He will want …

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European Reunion: Premier League Well Represented At The Euros

As the 2016 European Championships kick off in France this weekend, England will be hoping they don’t make a swift exit from this particular european union and remain beyond June 23. The English Premier League (EPL) is contributing more players to this summer’s tournament than any other league. And the rebranded English Football League (EFL) will proudly provide just as …

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Arsenal Target Granit Xhaka In London To Close Transfer

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal gathers the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on May 8, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Borussia Monchengladbach star midfielder Granit Xhaka has been high on the wish list of many clubs around Europe this season, with Premier League sides Manchester United and Arsenal among those most interested in signing the Swiss international. United led the early charge for the 23-year-old’s signature but in recent weeks it has been Arsenal who have moved into pole position …

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