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Liverpool vs Bayern Munich preview – Football Article

Loading… By James Crawford on February 19, 2019 – 4 views Premier League leaders Liverpool host Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League second round tie at Anfield this evening. Jürgen Klopp’s side narrowly progressed from their group as runners-up, which included Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli, while the German giants left it late to win their group above Ajax. Bayern Munich closed the gap to three points on Borussia Dortmund over the… This is only a snippet…

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Confirmed Lineups: Liverpool vs Everton – Football Article

Loading… By CSAR on December 2, 2018 – 21 views Liverpool will be looking to move back within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City with three points in the Merseyside derby this afternoon. Jürgen Klopp’s side are coming off the back of a UEFA Champions League defeat at Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night whilst Everton weren’t in European action midweek. The Toffees have lost just one of their past seven Premier League matches, winning five…. This is only…

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Player Ratings: Arsenal 4-2 Spurs – Football Article

Arsenal came from behind in the second half to pull off a stunning and memorable 4-2 victory in the North London derby at the Emirates this afternoon. Unai Emery’s side had taken the lead from the penalty spot after 10 minutes following Jan Vertonghen’s handball. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal was deserved in an opening 20-minute spell that Arsenal dominated and took to their rivals. However, Tottenham turned the game around on the half hour mark. First, Eric Dier headed home at…

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Higuain Could Save Sarri’s Job | Brian Glanville – Football Article

The arrival of the Argentine forward may save Maurizio Sarri’s job at Chelsea. Brian Glanville: Higuain Could Save Sarri’s Job One swallow may not make a summer, but one star striker can assuredly transform a football team. As we have just dramatically seen in the case of Chelsea. So infuriated was Maurizio Sarri by the dreadful capitulation at Bournemouth that he refused to travel back to London with the team, preferring to be driven back on his own. Yet within…

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Confirmed Lineups: Southampton vs Arsenal – Football Article

Loading… By James Crawford on December 16, 2018 – 159 views In-form Arsenal travel to 19th-place Southampton this afternoon looking for a further three points to boost their battle to finish in the top four. Unai Emery was able to rest his key players for the UEFA Europa League tie at home to Qarabağ on Thursday so there should be no negative impact on today’s game fitness-wise. Ralph Hasenhüttl hasn’t been given the easiest starts as the new… This is…

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Memories of McIlvanney | Brian Glanville – Football Article

After his recent passing, Hugh McIlvanney is the topic of Brian Glanville’s latest piece. Brian Glanville: Memories of McIlvanney Could Hugh McIlvanney, sadly deceased, have saved the Daily Express? It may seem a curious question after the demise of a supremely accomplished sports writer who did so much for the Observer and later for the Sunday Times. It seems largely to be forgotten than he briefly left the Observer for the Daily Express, then a hugely successful newspaper but with a…

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Player Ratings: Southampton 3-2 Arsenal – Football Article

Loading… By CSAR on December 16, 2018 – 283 views Arsenal came from behind twice but ended up lose 3-2 at Southampton this afternoon. Danny Ings scored two headers in the first half, either side of Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first equaliser. The Gunners were missing their first choice centre-back trio and it was noticeable as they really struggled to deal with crosses into the box at St Mary’s today. Mkhitaryan scored a second equaliser in the opening 10 minutes… This is…

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How Long Will Sarri Last At Chelsea? | Brian Glanville – Football Article

Brian Glanville asks how long the Italian manager will stay at Chelsea after their dismal loss to Arsenal. Brian Glanville: How Long Will Sarri Last At Chelsea? Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea‘s voluble new Italian manager, might be reminded of an old English saying, a bad workman blames his tools. After his Chelsea team had gone down unequivocally against Arsenal he slated his players in his own Italian. Wanting he said to send “a very clear message” to his beaten players, he…

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Player Ratings: Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal – Football Article

Loading… By CSAR on December 29, 2018 – 180 views Liverpool made it nine consecutive Premier League wins and moved nine points ahead of Manchester City, who play tomorrow, by thrashing Arsenal at Anfield this evening. The visitors took the lead inside 10 minutes through Ainsley Maitland-Niles before Roberto Firmino quickly responded with a brace. A fine goal from Sadio Mané and a Mohamed Salah penalty gave Liverpool a 4-1 half-time lead before Roberto Firmino… This is only a snippet…

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Premier League: Best ever January transfers – Football Article

Loading… By CSAR on January 3, 2019 – 13 views More often than not, Premier League teams will pay over the odds to land a mid-season signing. Whether it’s a player that is likely to enhance their title challenge, or someone who can get you out of the relegation mire, January additions are essential to replenishing a top-flight squad. Here, we take a look at the four best Premier League January signings of all-time. Clint Dempsey Premier League strugglers… This…

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How Naby Keita can benefit from Liverpool’s latest injury woes – Football Article

Injuries are bad luck for Liverpool, but could they be the good fortune Naby Keita needs after slow start? Scott Swanson believes that may be the case. At the time of his signing in August of 2017, Naby Keita was regarded as one of the most complete midfielders on the market. Schalke director Christian Heidel went as far as proclaiming that RB Leipzig possessed a “12th player” because “Naby is like two, this boy is incomprehensible.” It was this all-action…

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Ranking Liverpool’s biggest Premier League-era bargains – Football Article

Liverpool haven’t been shy about spending big when they need to of late—but even in the modern era, not every deal has to be worth tens of millions. Astronomical transfer fees are nothing new in the Premier League, but even so the rate of inflation seems to be on the increase. From Naby Keita to Virgil van Dijk, the modern Liverpool team has plenty of expensive additions throughout the squad, yet the scouts and managerial hierarchy can still spot a…

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Confirmed Lineups: Man City vs Liverpool – Football Article

Loading… By James Crawford on January 3, 2019 – 5 views Liverpool take a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League to Manchester City this evening in a game that many expect them to go on and win the title if they avoid defeat at the Etihad. Pep Guardiola’s side lost two of their three games over Christmas to help the Reds open up a large lead at the top of the table. Anything less than three points…

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Player Ratings: Man City 2-1 Liverpool – Football Article

Loading… By CSAR on January 3, 2019 – 39 views Manchester City ended Liverpool’s unbeaten record to move within four points of the Premier League leaders with a 2-1 win at the Etihad this evening. Sergio Agüero scored a powerful effort with Manchester City’s first effort, five minutes before half-time. Liverpool equalised through Roberto Firmino’s unmarked diving header from close range before Leroy Sané scored the winner 18 minutes from time on the… This is only a snippet of a…

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Player Ratings: Blackpool 0-3 Arsenal – Football Article

Loading… By CSAR on January 5, 2019 – 64 views Arsenal had few problems in seeing off League One outfit Blackpool 3-0 at Bloomfield Road this evening. The Premier League side safely progressed into the fourth round of this season’s FA Cup with the draw taking place on Monday. Joe Willock found the net twice in the first half for Unai Emery’s side before Alex Iwobi added to the score late on. Here are CSAR’s player ratings from Blackpool 0-3……

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Clubs Need To Respect FA Cup Traditions | Brian Glanville – Football Article

Coaches playing weakened teams in the FA Cup is damaging the competition. Brian Glanville: Clubs Need To Respect FA Cup Traditions Magic of the FA Cup? Let us be rational about it. In the 3rd round ties, club after club put out weakened teams, some making as many as nine changes. Thus creating abundant opportunities for so-called giant killers.  All respect to those teams which took advantage, but the matter should be kept in perspective. All credit to Barnet, a non-League…

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