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Chelsea To Appeal John Terry Red Card

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: John Terry of Chelsea (R) fouls Lee Angol of Peterborough United (L) and gets sent off for the challlenge during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Peterborough United at Stamford Bridge on January 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Chelsea’a 4-1 FA Cup victory over Peterborough had many benefits. Michy Batshuayi got on the scoresheet, Ruben Loftus-Cheek was given a chance and Kurt Zouma played 90 minutes for the first time in eleven months. And of course, they won (and have drawn Brentford in the fourth round). John Terry’s performance was not one such benefit. The Chelsea legend has …

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Vincent Janssen: Understanding The Tottenham Striker’s Lack Of Goals

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: Vincent Janssen of Tottenham Hotspur is put under pressure during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane on January 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

White Hart Lane endured its dullest atmosphere of the season on Sunday. Pre-game there was an air of excitement as some of Tottenham’s academy products and new signings would be able to express themselves in an attempt to impress coach Mauricio Pochettino. With Harry Kane’s girlfriend giving birth to their baby daughter, up stepped Vincent Janssen. The 22-year-old must have …

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Watch: Paul Merson Makes Another Clanger With FA Cup Predictions

Sky Sports football ‘expert’ Paul Merson’s views draw a lot of attention to say the least. Recently he made the bizarre suggestion that West Ham should sell Dimitri Payet for £30 million and buy Anthony Martial for £20 million. “Sell Payet for £30m, bring in Martial for £20m” New year, same old Paul Merson…pic.twitter.com/RfogABMqdA — BigSport (@BigSportGB) January 2, 2017 …

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Watch: The Moment Of Brilliance From McGeady Which Set Up Preston’s Opener Vs Arsenal

PRESTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal challenges Aiden McGeady of Preston during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Preston North End and Arsenal at Deepdale on January 7, 2017 in Preston, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Aiden McGeady on Saturday afternoon displayed some absolute brilliance to set up Callum Robinson for Preston North End’s lead goal against Arsenal. The Irish international winger showed some quick feet and an outrageous turn before feeding striker Jordan Hugill, whose collision with an Arsenal defender meant the ball fell neatly to Robinson who finished sublimely. With the Scottish-born player a much criticised …

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How The Irish Have Fared So Far In The Third Round Of The FA Cup

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Newcastle player Daryl Murphy scores the opening goal past Birmingham defender Che Adams on the goalline as striker Aleksandar Mitrovic (floor, right) is injured during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Birmingham City and Newcastle United at St Andrews (stadium) on January 7, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Daryl Murphy, Tom Field, Matt Doherty and Lukas Jutkievicz were all on target in today’s third round FA Cup ties with a number of other Irishmen also in action. Murphy earned a rare start for the Magpies having struggled for game time this season since joining from Ipswich Town. The Waterford man opened the scoring from close range after just five …

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The Heavily Rotated XI Liverpool Could Put Out Against Plymouth

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Premier League match between Sunderland and Liverpool at Stadium of Light on January 2, 2017 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Liverpool welcome League Two side Plymouth Argyle to Anfield this weekend, looking to progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup. Manager Jurgen Klopp knows that anything other than a win for his side would be hugely embarrassing for the club so victory will be demanded from whatever side he puts out. Fixture congestion around this time last year …

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Five Of The Biggest Ever FA Cup Third Round Shocks

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 3: The Old Trafford scoreboard shows the final score during the FA Cup Sponsored by E.On Third Round match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Old Trafford on January 3 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

The FA Cup third round rolls around again this weekend, as lower league teams begin to dream of giant-killings. This is the round where Premier League and Championship teams become involved, as the process of whittling it down to two to meet at Wembley begins in earnest. Over the years, this round has seen a large number of upsets as …

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Pep Guardiola: A Victim Of His Own High Standards?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) Pep Guardiola

Has Pep Guardiola set the bar impossibly high for himself? When I was 13 it was arranged that my friend would have his first kiss down a laneway in our local housing estate. The girl he was meant to kiss was tall, blonde and pretty and all the lads were routeing for him. All except me, because this girl was …

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Manchester United Legend Stam Discusses Old Trafford Return

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Jaap Stam, Manager of Reading gives his team instructions during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Arsenal and Reading at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

While speculation mounts that club legend Patrice Evra could be set for a shock emotional return to Old Trafford, one confirmed return of a club legend is that of 44-year-old Jaap Stam, who will take his Reading side to Manchester in the FA Cup this weekend. Many United fans will count the shock sale of the treble winner to Lazio …

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Arsenal Injury Crisis Deepens Ahead Of Preston Clash

Arsenal's Spanish striker Lucas Perez shoots to score their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on January 3, 2017. / AFP / Glyn KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s week has gone from bad to worse ahead of their FA Cup tie against Preston at Deepdale on Saturday. A number of players picked up injuries in Tuesday’s 3-3 draw at Bournemouth to add to those already on the sidelines, and while there was every possibility that manager Arsene Wenger was going to rotate the squad for the cup …

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Statistics Emphatically Confirm Manchester United Are Back And Legitimate Title Contenders Again

It may have taken three managers, three seasons and close to half a billion pounds in transfers, but now, finally, Manchester United are once again undeniable title contenders. When Jose Mourinho took over at Old Trafford in May, fans had all but resigned themselves to perpetual disappointment. Having been spoiled for nearly three decades with the brilliance and unparalleled success …

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The World Of Football Can’t Quite Believe What Just Happened In The Curzon Ashton Vs Wimbledon Game

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We can’t quite conceive what just happened in the FA Cup tie between Curzon Ashton and AFC Wimbledon. The two were playing each other in the second round of the competition, following Curzon’s success in the first round replay against Westfields and Wimbledon’s 5-0 defeat of Bury in another replay. Curzon, who play in the National League North, absolutely stunned …

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