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Liverpool team news: Van Dijk makes league bow & Salah starts at Swansea

Virgil van Dijk makes his Premier League debut as a Liverpool player against Swansea City at the Liberty stadium on Monday night. The £75 million centre-back is the only change to the starting line-up that ousted Manchester City 4-3 last time out; an encounter he missed through a tight hamstring. The …

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Cagliari 1 AC Milan 2: Kessie at the double in comeback win

Franck Kessie scored twice as AC Milan earned a comeback 2-1 win at lowly Cagliari in a match that both teams finished with 10 men. Despite spending heavily during the previous transfer window, the Rossoneri endured a desperately disappointing first half of the campaign which led to the dismissal of Vincenzo …

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Diego Costa suffers injury as Atletico left to bemoan dropped points

Diego Simeone has revealed Diego Costa was substituted due to a knock against Girona, having been impressed with his three-pronged Atletico Madrid attack in Saturday’s 1-1 draw. Atletico led 1-0 when Costa and then Antoine Griezmann were brought off, drawing the ire of the home crowd when the French forward’s …

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Mourinho frustrated at Man United failure to ‘kill’ Burnley

Jose Mourinho felt Manchester United should have killed off Burnley in the second half of their 1-0 win but was pleased with the performance his side produced. Anthony Martial’s second-half strike was enough to settle an encounter that was low on quality and clear-cut opportunities at Turf Moor. David de …

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Conte should replace Wenger at Arsenal – Carragher

Antonio Conte would be the ideal replacement for Arsene Wenger when the veteran Frenchman leaves his post as Arsenal manager, according to Jamie Carragher. Wenger signed a new two-year deal at the Emirates Stadium in May, but has not won the league title since the 2003-04 season, while the Gunners …

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Morata backed to overcome disciplinary concerns at Chelsea

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has blamed Alvaro Morata’s poor disciplinary record on the pressure of being the number one striker at Stamford Bridge. The 25-year-old Spain international has played bit-part roles at former clubs Real Madrid and Juventus, with his previous highest number of league starts being 16 at Serie A …

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Anderson blasts ‘robot’ Van Gaal’s spell at Manchester United

Former Manchester United man Anderson has blasted Louis van Gaal, who he believes forced out several stars at Old Trafford.  Anderson spent a total of eight years at the club after being signed from Porto by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2007.  The Brazilian, however, was frozen out under Van Gaal, …

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Brighton and Hove Albion’s Gaetan Bong wants Jay Rodriguez punished for alleged racist abuse

Brighton and Hove Albion defender Gaetan Bong has urged the Football Association to penalise West Bromwich Albion forward Jay Rodriguez for alleged racist abuse against him. The 29-year-old revealed that he was abused by the England player in what was ‘racist in nature’ which involved the pair exchanging words during …

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​Hannover 96 condemn racial abuse towards Mainz 05’s Leon Balogun and Anthony Ujah

Hannover 96 have condemned the racism incident aimed at Mainz 05 duo Leon Balogun and Anthony Ujah in a German top-flight game. Balogun took to social media to reveal that him and his compatriot were racially insulted while in a warm up session as the Zerofivers bowed to a 3-2 defeat against Hannover 96 …

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Liverpool 4 Manchester City 3: Klopp’s men beat City and the Coutinho blues

Liverpool left Manchester City’s unbeaten Premier League record in tatters with a thrilling 4-3 win over the leaders. Anfield has long provoked a sense of dread for City, who last won at the Merseyside ground in May 2003, and they collapsed under an unsustainable weight of individual errors as Liverpool …

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Eriksen & Son happy at Tottenham amid contract rumours

Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son have emphasised how happy they are at Tottenham amid talk that they could each be offered new contracts. Son and Eriksen sparkled as Spurs thrashed Everton 4-0 at Wembley on Saturday, the South Korean scoring once and assisting another, while the Dane wrapped up the …

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Bakary Sako leads Crystal Palace to victory over Burnley

Bakary Sako’s first-half strike was enough to lead Crystal Palace to a 1-0 victory over Burnley. The Mali international was on target in the Eagles’ FA Cup loss to Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday and he was rewarded for his impressive performance with a second league start. The former …

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Zidane faces fight to save his job as Real & Ronaldo fail again

Real Madrid’s problems at home continue. Zinedine Zidane’s side lost 1-0 to Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday in a fresh disappointment that leaves Los Blancos well adrift in the Liga table – and the Frenchman fighting for his job in the second half of the season. Zidane’s side had …

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Chelsea make unwanted history with third straight 0-0 draw

Chelsea’s stuttering form in front of goal continued against Leicester City on Saturday and made a piece of unwanted history for the Blues. With a goalless draw against the Foxes, who played the last 22 minutes with 10 men following Ben Chilwell’s second yellow card at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea were held …

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‘Now I just have contempt’ – Mourinho fires back in Conte feud

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho claims he feels “contempt” for Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte as he continued to stoke the feud between the pair.  Mourinho and Conte have engaged in a war of words in recent weeks that has seen both men fire increasingly venomous barbs.  The Special One has …

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‘Nothing new’ on Mahrez transfer, insists Claude Puel

Despite series of speculations surrounding the future of Riyad Mahrez at Leicester City, Claude Puel has insisted that the winger is staying. Puel said he is happy with the attitude of the Arsenal and Liverpool target and that there has been ‘nothing new’ in terms of a solid offer to …

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Coutinho arrival won’t change Barcelona’s tactics – Valverde

Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele will have to adapt to Barcelona’s existing tactics as head coach Ernesto Valverde is not planning radical changes to accommodate the duo. While Dembele is available having recovered from three months out with a hamstring injury, Coutinho, who joined from Liverpool last week, faces a …

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Umtiti returns to Barcelona training as Coutinho meets new team-mates

Samuel Umtiti took part in Barcelona’s training session on Tuesday as the centre-back continues his recovery from a hamstring injury. The France international has not played since suffering the problem in a 2-2 home draw against Celta Vigo on December 2. Umtiti was expected to miss up to eight weeks of …

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Former Honduras international Juan Carlos Garcia dies after fight with leukemia

Former Honduras international Juan Carlos Garcia died Monday after a battle with leukemia, his former clubs announced. Garcia was 29. Garcia, a defender who most recently played with Wigan Athletic, was diagnosed with the illness in January 2015. He received treatment in England before returning to Honduras toward the end of 2017, …

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Bayern Munich troll Man Utd after Robben volley

Bayern Munich have trolled Manchester United by comparing Arjen Robben’s brilliant volley against Al Ahli to the goal that knocked the Red Devils out of the Champions League in 2010. Robben netted Bayern’s third in a 6-0 friendly demolition of the Qatari side, smashing home Arturo Vidal’s outswinging corner from …

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