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Mark Travers Saves Three Penalties As Bournemouth Win Cup Shootout

Irish goalkeeper Mark Travers was the hero for Bournemouth as they defeated Forest Green on penalties to advance to the next round of the Carabao Cup. Bournemouth dominated most of the game against their League Two opponents but couldn’t find the breakthrough required in the normal time. Penalties were needed to separate the two sides and it was Travers who …

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Pep Guardiola: Man City Will Not Sacrifice League Cup For Title Race

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Holders Manchester City will take Tuesday’s League Cup quarter-final with Leicester City seriously, says manager Pep Guardiola, even though they are in a tight duel with Liverpool for the Premier League title. Guardiola — whose Premier League champions trail Liverpool by a point — says it is only by winning trophies the club can get better, even if the League …

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Analysing The Options Mourinho Has To Choose From In Pogba’s Absense

Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (2R) gives instructions to Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba (L) during the English Premier League football match between Stoke City and Manchester United at the Bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England on September 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff CADDICK / 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 GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images)

Paul Pogba limped off during Manchester United’s 3-0 midweek victory over Basel leaving Jose Mourinho with a decision to make.  The French midfielder arrived at the club for a world-record fee last season and has divided opinion since. Some admire his invention, technique and trickery. Others bemoan his frequent bouts of positional naivety and insistence on taking an excessive number …

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Watch: Ireland Hopeful Liam Kelly Scored Two Peaches Last Night

Liam Kelly scored two wonderful goals as Reading defeated Gilligham in the League Cup Tuesday night. The 21-year-old established himself in Reading’s first team and has become a firm favourite of Jaap Stam. Kelly was one of the more experienced heads in an experimental Reading side that dispatched their League 1 opponents 2-0 with Kelly grabbing both goals in stunning …

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Copa Del Rey: Thrilling Barcelona V Atlético Tie Leaves English Cups In The Shade

BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 07: Filipe Luis (C) of Atletico de Madrid fouls Lionel Messi (L) of FC Barcelona during the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid at Camp Nou on February 7, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side crashed out of the Copa Del Rey semi-finals to Barcelona on Tuesday night in a game of intense excitement and breathtaking quality. In comparison, England’s recent League Cup semis looked like the infamous geriatric five-a-side from Father Ted. Manchester United v Hull City and Liverpool v Southampton were mirror images of each other. A well …

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Opinion: Klopp’s Lack Of Plan B Cost Liverpool Cup Final Place

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts during the EFL Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield on January 25, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Irish international Shane Long put the final nail in Liverpool’s EFL Cup coffin in the dying stages of Wednesday night’s semi-final second leg. Long finished off a sweeping counter-attacking move to see his Southampton side through to the final where they will most likely face Manchester United who go into Thursday night’s game against Hull City with a two-goal cushion. Southampton …

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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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In-form Gunner Hoping To Force His Way Into Starting Line-Up

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 17: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal and Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal celebrate victory after the FA Cup with Budweiser Final match between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium on May 17, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Arsenal secured progression in the League cup and extended their unbeaten run to 13 games, with a 2-0 win over Championship side Reading, with England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scoring a brace. The brace against Reading has seen the 23 year old score 3 goals in the space of a week, and this season thus far has been Chamberlain’s most prolific …

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Key Arsenal Striker To Return Ahead Of League Cup Tie Against Reading

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal performs a drill during an Arsenal training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League Group A match against Ludogorets Razgrad at London Colney on October 18, 2016 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger suffered a frustrating 67th birthday on Saturday as the Frenchman saw his Arsenal side held to a goalless draw by Middlesbrough at the Emirates Stadium, ending a run of seven consecutive victories in all competitions. Despite failing to make the breakthrough against a well organised Boro side, the point extended Arsenal’s unbeaten run to twelve matches, and ensured the …

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