Sunday, December 31, 2017

Football’s big clash of nations not only at World Cup in 2018

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Football’s big clash of nations not only at World Cup in 2018
Football's big clash of nations not only at World Cup in 2018

Footballing supremacy between nations will be determined in 2018, just maybe not in the way expected. The World Cup remains the ultimate prize in sport, and a Russia buffeted by doping scandals and geopolitical rifts will open up like never before to welcome thousands of fans. When the tournament reaches its climax in Moscow on […]

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Man City manager Pep Guardiola reveals fears ahead of January transfer plans

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Man City manager Pep Guardiola reveals fears ahead of January transfer plans
Man City manager Pep Guardiola reveals fears ahead of January transfer plans
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is aiming to win an unprecedented quadruple this season

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United favourites face battle to regain places

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Jose Mourinho's Manchester United favourites face battle to regain places
Jose Mourinho's Manchester United favourites face battle to regain places
Man Utd vs Southampton in their last Premier League fixture of 2017 at Old Trafford and there is plenty to look out for.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Transfer news live: Liverpool to add to Virgil van Dijk, Manchester United offer swap for Paulo Dybala, Arsenal latest

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Transfer news live: Liverpool to add to Virgil van Dijk, Manchester United offer swap for Paulo Dybala, Arsenal latest
Transfer news live: Liverpool to add to Virgil van Dijk, Manchester United offer swap for Paulo Dybala, Arsenal latest
All the very latest news, rumours and done deals ahead of the January window

Thursday, December 28, 2017

What time is Cardiff City vs Preston North End kick off? How can I watch it on TV? Latest team news and odds

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What time is Cardiff City vs Preston North End kick off? How can I watch it on TV? Latest team news and odds
What time is Cardiff City vs Preston North End kick off? How can I watch it on TV? Latest team news and odds
The Bluebirds will be hoping to get back to winning ways on Friday night

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Kane sets Premier League mark with 39 goals in calendar year

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Kane sets Premier League mark with 39 goals in calendar year
Kane sets Premier League mark with 39 goals in calendar year

LONDON — Harry Kane set the English Premier League record for goals in a calendar year, raising his total to 39 with a hat trick Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) that led Tottenham over Southampton 5-2. Kane headed in Christian Eriksen’s free kick in the 22nd minute, breaking the Premier League’s previous record of 36 set […]

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hints at January transfer priority

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hints at January transfer priority
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hints at January transfer priority
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho knows he needs to strengthen to have any chance of competing with Man City

Harry Kane breaks Alan Shearer’s 22-year-old record and goes ahead of Lionel Messi for 2017

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Harry Kane breaks Alan Shearer’s 22-year-old record and goes ahead of Lionel Messi for 2017

And there it is…

Harry Kane made use of his last Premier League game of the year to break a 22-year-old goalscoring record.

The Spurs forward netted his 37th and 38th league goals of 2017 — beating Alan Shearer’s haul of 36 set during his Blackburn years in 1995.

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Kane’s first-half double against Southampton at Wembley was took his tally to 55 goals in all competitions for club and country in the calendar year.

Lionel Messi started the day as 2017’s top scorer but the Englishman proved once again he deserves to be considered among the world’s elite goalscorers.

Leo who? Never heard of him…REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

The landmark goal could not have been easier for the predatory 24-year-old.

Spurs won a free-kick just outside the box from a wide angle in the 22nd minute.

Christian Eriksen whipped in a typically inviting delivery, allowing Kane to head home from two yards out.

The free-kick was in a threatening position Eriksen didn’t disappoint Putting the ball in a dangerous area Kane couldn’t miss Cue the celebrations

You have to say, it was rather generous of the visitors to gift wrap such a gift for the double Golden Boot winner.

Kane then doubled Spurs’ lead when he finished off a fine team move.

Dele Alli and Son Hueng-Min both weighted their passes perfectly to open up Southampton’s defence and allow the main man a simple tap-in to stretch out his lead over Shearer.

You’ve had a magnificent 2017 @HKane. You deserve to hold the record of most @premierleague goals in a calendar year. Well done and keep up the good work. 👏🏻🙋🏼‍♂️

— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) December 26, 2017

Congratulations to @HKane on breaking the record for most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year. Thoughts are with @alanshearer at this difficult time.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 26, 2017

Harry Kane is one of a kind 🙌 pic.twitter.com/cydEqtLBKR

— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) December 26, 2017

Kane’s record of 55 goals in 50 games in 2017 is incredibly impressive.

Those that still claim he isn’t world-class until Spurs win a trophy need to have a long look at themselves.

For England’s sake, let’s hope he achieves something similar in 2018…

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Man City 'target' Frenkie de Jong reacts to transfer talk

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Man City 'target' Frenkie de Jong reacts to transfer talk
Man City 'target' Frenkie de Jong reacts to transfer talk
Manchester City have been heavily linked with a move for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong and he has now broken his silence.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Thomas Vermaelen’s children’s reaction to seeing their dad on television is a wholesome Christmas treat

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Thomas Vermaelen’s children’s reaction to seeing their dad on television is a wholesome Christmas treat

The first ever lunchtime El Clasico didn’t disappoint when it came to entertainment.

Dani Carvajal proved he was a better goalkeeper than Simon Mignolet.

Cristiano Ronaldo showed that even five-time Ballon d’Or winning legends are capable of an air-kick once in a while.

And Lionel Messi once again made the Bernabeu his holiday home…

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But away from all the action on the pitch, the world’s biggest club game brought joy to three toddlers.

Just look at how Thomas Vermaelen’s children reacted to seeing their dad on television moments before kick-off…

Thomas Vermaelen's kids reacting to him playing in El Clásico is pure Christmas.

Moment captured by mum @PollyParsonsx 📹 pic.twitter.com/wS0SqldcEt

— Jake Entwistle (@JakeEntwistle) December 23, 2017

That’s just nice, wholesome Christmas content.

Samuel Umtiti’s injury has given Vermaelen a rare chance to impress for Barcelona’s first team.

The Belgian defender helped Ernesto Valverde’s side continue their impermeable defensive form as Barca kept their 18th clean sheet of their last 25 games.

A rarely spotted Vermaelen in the wildGetty - Contributor

Does everyone feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Good.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Mourinho berates ‘childish’ Man United after dropping points

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Mourinho berates ‘childish’ Man United after dropping points
Mourinho berates ‘childish’ Man United after dropping points

LEICESTER, England — Jose Mourinho berated his wasteful players after Manchester United conceded a stoppage-time equalizer against 10-man Leicester. The performance was “childish.” Players lacked intelligence and showed “no maturity.” There were “joke chances” missed before collapsing to draw 2-2 that further imploded United’s faint title hopes. Harry Maguire’s strike for Leicester in the fourth […]

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Transfer news and gossip live: United want £25m Championship star, Liverpool given green light for defender move

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Transfer news and gossip live: United want £25m Championship star, Liverpool given green light for defender move
Transfer news and gossip live: United want £25m Championship star, Liverpool given green light for defender move
All the latest transfer news plus gossip and rumours throughout the day

Friday, December 22, 2017

The managers Swansea City should now look to appoint to bring back 'the Swansea Way'

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The managers Swansea City should now look to appoint to bring back 'the Swansea Way'
The managers Swansea City should now look to appoint to bring back 'the Swansea Way'
Our writers have their say on which managers would bring the Swans' famed style of play back to the Liberty Stadium

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Messi is the Bernabeu's nightmare before Christmas

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Messi is the Bernabeu's nightmare before Christmas
Messi is the Bernabeu's nightmare before Christmas

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wayne Rooney serves 100 hours of community service for overspeeding

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Wayne Rooney serves 100 hours of community service for overspeeding
Wayne Rooney serves 100 hours of community service for overspeeding

Wayne Rooney is halfway through serving 100 hours of unpaid work after driving three times over the speed limit in September.

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Paul O'Connell joins Ireland U20s in coaching role

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Paul O'Connell joins Ireland U20s in coaching role
Paul O'Connell joins Ireland U20s in coaching role
Irish rugby legend Paul O’Connell will today take on a new role as an assistant coach with the Ireland U20 team.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Kylian Mbappe says Neymar has taken him under his wing at Paris Saint-Germain and reveals his 10-year plan

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Kylian Mbappe says Neymar has taken him under his wing at Paris Saint-Germain and reveals his 10-year plan
Kylian Mbappe says Neymar has taken him under his wing at Paris Saint-Germain and reveals his 10-year plan
'Ten years from now I would like to be playing for the best team in the world,' says the outstanding teenager in world football

Monday, December 18, 2017

Police investigate alleged assault of Raheem Sterling

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Police investigate alleged assault of Raheem Sterling
Police investigate alleged assault of Raheem Sterling

MANCHESTER, England — Police are investigating the alleged assault of Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling at the club’s training ground. The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday that Sterling was kicked and racially abused as he arrived at City’s Etihad Campus on Saturday, hours before scoring twice in a 4-1 victory over Tottenham in the Premier League. […]

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Messi misses penalty, Barca wins big to increase lead

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Messi misses penalty, Barca wins big to increase lead
Messi misses penalty, Barca wins big to increase lead

BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Barcelona eased to a 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna to increase its lead at the top of the Spanish league on Sunday. Messi couldn’t beat goalkeeper Ruben Martinez late in the match after the Argentina forward had been frustrated on three separate occasions when […]

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Raheem Sterling Verbally & Physically Attacked in Racist Assault Ahead of 4-1 Tottenham Crushing

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Raheem Sterling Verbally & Physically Attacked in Racist Assault Ahead of 4-1 Tottenham Crushing
hing ​Manchester City star Raheem Sterling was subject to apparent racial abuse and was allegedly kicked in the leg by a supporter ahead of taking to the field and netting twice in his side's 4-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.  After arriving at the stadium before the upper echelons Premier League contest, the 23-year-old was reportedly branded a "n*****" while making his way to the players' entrance of the Citizens' academy.  WHAT - A - FEELING!  My first goal this season &...

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Bale left on the Real bench for Club World Cup final

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Bale left on the Real bench for Club World Cup final
Bale left on the Real bench for Club World Cup final

Friday, December 15, 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gets a response from Pep Guardiola over claims

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gets a response from Pep Guardiola over claims
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gets a response from Pep Guardiola over claims
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claims Man City are guilty of cynical fouling

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Swansea City Supporters' Trust faces anger from some members but plans to press ahead with share sale

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Swansea City Supporters' Trust faces anger from some members but plans to press ahead with share sale
Swansea City Supporters' Trust faces anger from some members but plans to press ahead with share sale
A fans' forum was held to allow members to question the board about the status of the proposed sale of up to half of the Trust’s 21.1 per cent stake

No evidence Ashes test under fixing threat, says ICC

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No evidence Ashes test under fixing threat, says ICC
No evidence Ashes test under fixing threat, says ICC

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Manchester United vs Bournemouth LIVE score and goal updates

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Manchester United vs Bournemouth LIVE score and goal updates
Manchester United vs Bournemouth LIVE score and goal updates
Man Utd are back in Premier League action as they welcome Eddie Howe's Bournemouth to Old Trafford.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Manchester United and Manchester City derby tunnel clashes yet to be investigated by police

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Manchester United and Manchester City derby tunnel clashes yet to be investigated by police
Manchester United and Manchester City derby tunnel clashes yet to be investigated by police
United and City are set to submit their observations of the incident to the Football Association

Antonio Conte: Making the Champions League is Chelsea’s focus now

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Antonio Conte: Making the Champions League is Chelsea’s focus now
Antonio Conte: Making the Champions League is Chelsea’s focus now
Unhappy Antonio Conte admits Chelsea are battling to secure their Champions League future and warned of a "bad surprise" if his side do not raise their game.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock lifts the lid on the touchline incident that saw him sent off at Reading

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Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock lifts the lid on the touchline incident that saw him sent off at Reading
Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock lifts the lid on the touchline incident that saw him sent off at Reading
The manager was less than impressed with his dismissal at the Madejski Stadium

5 of Jose Mourinho’s most ‘respectful’ celebrations

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5 of Jose Mourinho’s most ‘respectful’ celebrations

Jose Mourinho has to have a little dig when his side lose.

After the 2-1 defeat in the Manchester derby he complained about Man City’s locker room celebrations.

The confetti was a bit much I have to admit.

Seeing as Pep Guardiola and his team had just won the biggest game of the season, and basically wrapped up the title in December, a bit of music and chanting in the dressing room was a reasonable way to toast the game.

The noisy cheers near the dressing room angered the United players and manager so much it led do a bust-up in the tunnel, leaving Mikel Arteta with blood streaming from his face and someone reportedly squirting milk at Mourinho.

It was also alleged that the United manager screamed “you f****** show respect. Who are you?” at City’s goalkeeper Ederson Moraes.

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Then again, Mourinho has never been one to calmly nod his head and enjoy muted celebrations.

He really makes the most of the moment when his side triumph so his criticism feels rather ironic.

Here are five of Mourinho’s most ‘respectful’ celebrations…

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An amazing underdog story saw Porto win the Champions League under Mourinho in 2004, but a last-minute equaliser at Old Trafford to win a quarter final against Man United brought the worst out of Mou.

He flew out of his seat in the dug out and galloped down the touchline pumping his fists to celebrate with his jubilant team.

Fergie was not impressed.

Respect rating: 3/5 – emotions got the better of him in a huge match, understandable.

Barcelona v Inter, Champions League 2010

Mourinho had no thoughts whatsoever for how the opposition might have been feeling in this one.

After his Inter side knocked a beautiful Barcelona out in the Champions League semi-final he charged onto the pitch with a raised finger and ran around the players.

This lasted until Victor Valdes confronted him and forcibly tried to make him stop… There was no stopping him.

He also hated Barcelona and couldn’t resist a gloat after defending them off the park.

Respect rating: 0/5 – a fine example of how to rub it into your opponents face after scraping a win against them.

Real Madrid v Villarreal, La Liga 2011 Eyes on that bottleHandout

Another case of Mourinho’s humility on the big stage.

When Real Madrid went 4-2 up against Villarreal, their manager walked over to the opposing bench and raised his fist to celebrate with the fans just behind them.

Of course, this taunting was a red rag to a bull and one of the Villarreal staff actually threw a bottle at Mourinho.

Respect rating: 1/5 – Absolutely no need.  They were already in front and he was clearly trying to antagonise his opponents.

Real Madrid v Man City, Champions League 2013

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s late goal to make it 3-2 brought out a classic demonstration of how not to show respect to your opponents from Mourinho.

He ran forward from the bench and pulled out his favoured knee slide onto the Bernabeu pitch before sitting back and giving it a double fist pump.

Respect rating: 4/5 – No one should encroach the pitch but a last-minute winner can do strange things to people.

Chelsea v PSG, Champions League 2014 That is the corner flag yesTimes Newspapers Ltd

Another Champions League campaign, another example of how to win with humility.

Demba Ba scored an 87th minute goal to put Chelsea through against moneybags PSG on away goals.

The team were celebrating the goal in the corner so Mourinho, obviously, ran down the touchline to get involved with the dog pile, congratulate his players and then pull them out and dish out individual instructions for the last three minutes.

Respect rating: 3/5 – The game hadn’t actually finished but you have to love Mourinho getting some sneaky tactical instructions in during the wild celebrations.

Manchester United brawl with Man City shows Jose Mourinho in his true light

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Manchester United brawl with Man City shows Jose Mourinho in his true light
Manchester United brawl with Man City shows Jose Mourinho in his true light
Players and staff clashed near the Manchester City dressing room after Man United manager accused the Blues of disrespect

Transfer news live: Arsenal and Liverpool face losing stars as Manchester United and Spurs line-up Gareth Bale bid

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Transfer news live: Arsenal and Liverpool face losing stars as Manchester United and Spurs line-up Gareth Bale bid
Transfer news live: Arsenal and Liverpool face losing stars as Manchester United and Spurs line-up Gareth Bale bid
All the latest transfer news live plus gossip, rumours and done deals

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ceres-Global duel set

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Ceres-Global duel set
Ceres-Global duel set

BACOLOD CITY—Linked to a move overseas at the end of the season, Iain Ramsay is surely making a lasting impression in his first year playing for Ceres Negros.

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