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Reaching the World Cup semi-finals was no mean feat, irrespective of whether people think England had a so-called "easy" run, and it was borne largely out of Southgate's insistence on picking players in form rather than those who have more caps in the cupboard and who are being selected based on historic success with club and/or country.
  • Manchester City's Raheem Sterling must handle Liverpool returns better - Pep Guardiola

    Manchester City's Raheem Sterling must handle Liverpool returns better - Pep Guardiola

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    And with that, he's missed four of his last six penalty kicks. "We were unlucky not to score, and lucky not to concede as well, so I think we cancelled each other out. 'Last season we lost here, and this season we drew, maybe next season we will win'. It resulted in the first goalless draw between these two at Anfield since 1986 - and also City's first clean sheet at the ground since then - but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will be celebrating Monday's third anniversary at the club as the ...
  • Arsenal thrash Fulham for ninth straight win

    Arsenal thrash Fulham for ninth straight win

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    It was Arsenal who nearly regained the lead less than three minutes into the second half but Bettinelli pulled off a great save to deny Bellerin from the edge of the box. Twitter reacted to Arsenal's victory and here are some of the best tweet. "We finished the game with 21 shots, and the other team nine". After the worldwide break, Arsenal resume their Premier League campaign at come against Leicester City on October 22, before a Champions League clash away at Sporting Lisbon and a ...
  • Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy heaps praise on manager Pep Guardiola

    Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy heaps praise on manager Pep Guardiola

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    They were better than us, in my opinion. "After none of these games you go into the dressing room and think, "Now we've got it, now we know how to beat Manchester City"," insisted Klopp. Left-back Benjamin Mendy has missed around a month himself with a bruised metatarsal but is also available again - and we think Guardiola will rush him straight back into the side.
  • Fabregas willing to extend stay at Chelsea under Sarri

    Fabregas willing to extend stay at Chelsea under Sarri

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    He doesn't get influenced by the media and what happens around him. Having previously trained in the morning, Sarri decided that it would be more efficient to reschedule for afternoon sessions instead; this being the time when they usually play their matches.
  • EPL: Guardiola rates Man City’s Aguero ahead of Salah

    EPL: Guardiola rates Man City’s Aguero ahead of Salah

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    Gary Neville reckons that fatigue in Liverpool's outstanding front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino could potentially stop Jurgen Klopp's side winning the Premier League this season. Kevin De Bruyne could return from injury at Anfield and Walker admits a few of the Manchester City players have struggled for fitness after the World Cup.
  • Virat Kohli tops active players century list with his 24th Test ton

    Virat Kohli tops active players century list with his 24th Test ton

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    Kohli looked set for another hundred and was batting alongside Rishabh Pant (17 not out off 21) at close of play as India scored at the rate of 4.08 runs per over in 89 overs. Rahul was gone for a golden duck when Caribbean pacer Shannon Gabriel trapped the Indian opener in front of the wickets. And Shaw finally departed in the final over before the break when he tamely chipped a return catch to Bishoo.
  • Prithvi becomes youngest Indian to score 100 on Test debut

    Prithvi becomes youngest Indian to score 100 on Test debut

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    Skipper Virat Kohli on 72 and R.R.Pant with 17 remained unbeaten when the stumps were drawn. Unfortunately, Shaw fell at the stroke of tea, in what was a soft dismissal as he chipped one straight into the hands of leggie Devendra Bishoo. India opener Lokesh Rahul was out in the first over for a duck, but Shaw and Pujara cruised, putting on 206 runs together. But, Sherman Lewis managed to get the much-needed breakthrough as Pujara edged one to the bowler for a well-made 86 when India's score ...
  • The Spurs player Lionel Messi gave his shirt to after Barcelona win

    The Spurs player Lionel Messi gave his shirt to after Barcelona win

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    And I'm not saying that because he plays for my team. "For 45 minutes, we didn't concede one chance to Messi - but of course when we are 2-0 down and you give more space as we are attacking", Pochettino said. "It was 4-2 of course for Barcelona but the team did everything and I feel so proud about their performance". They have been rolling out the playing surface at Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium this week.
  • Mike Zimmer concerned about Minnesota Vikings' struggling defense

    Mike Zimmer concerned about Minnesota Vikings' struggling defense

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    The AFC West is looking more and more like the Chiefs to lose, and if something doesn't change soon Philip Rivers could be looking at another statistically good year wasted in a mediocre record. It's just a very odd one. "Since returning home to Los Angeles two years ago, we have received a lot of feedback from our fans about their love for these iconic uniforms", Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff said.
  • Champions League highlights and recap

    Champions League highlights and recap

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    If you watch the first half again, how many chances did he have? Despite the defeat Pochettino was proud of his players and said his squad were "heroes" for battling back against Barcelona . "But I think for Barcelona it was worse because in the history of football Barcelona always try to play along the grass". What can we do? After Tottenham's opening night defeat away at Inter Milan, Barcelona dazzled at Wembley , with Lionel Messi , Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez ...
  • Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy power Dodgers to division-clinching win

    Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy power Dodgers to division-clinching win

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    The Brewers and Cubs' game is bound to be a battle, one that will either end with Wrigley faithful raising the W or getting ready for an Major League Baseball playoffs Wild Card game against the Dodgers or the Rockies. "It's two of the best young starting pitchers in the big leagues pitching in this type of game", Rockies manager Bud Black said. He completely shut down the Rockies lineup, allowing just one hit in 6 2/3 scoreless innings.
  • Lionel Messi came 'very close' to joining Espanyol in 2005 - Mauricio Pochettino

    Lionel Messi came 'very close' to joining Espanyol in 2005 - Mauricio Pochettino

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    Last season Tottenham ensured qualification for the knockout stage with a memorable 3-1 win over Real Madrid at Wembley but Pochettino thinks it will be hard to replicate the performance against Barcelona . We must feel strong. Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi continue to set the bar, and Kane believes that's a motivating factor. Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported that Harry Kane is among 5 players that definitely need to leave their current clubs if they want to win the Champions ...
  • Mourinho blames police for United bus delay

    Mourinho blames police for United bus delay

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    It was a curious reaction following Manchester United's lacklustre performance against Valencia in the second round of Champions League fixtures. He is the manager and it is down to him to get the players to do exactly what he wants them to do on the pitch. Mourinho has endured a hard week, failing to win at home for the fourth match in a row, losing away to West Ham and getting knocked out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of Championship side Derby County.
  • Why Cubs lost longest playoff game in history of Wrigley

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    You certainly get nervous when you hear about a pitcher's forearm, because of its connection to the elbow. In the biggest game of his young career, the Denver native put on a show-stopping performance at Wrigley Field that punched the Colorado Rockies' ticket to the NLDS in an extra-innings, 2-1 win over the Cubs in the NL Wild Card game on Tuesday night.
  • Jose Mourinho: 'Some players care more than others'

    Jose Mourinho: 'Some players care more than others'

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    United fell to a 3-1 defeat to West Ham on Saturday, leaving the Red Devils in 10th place in the Premier League table. Sturridge has not had it easy under manager Juergen Klopp, with injuries and the form of forwards Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah keeping him out of the side.
  • Dodgers, Rockies To Face Off In Tie-Breaker For NL West Title

    Dodgers, Rockies To Face Off In Tie-Breaker For NL West Title

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    Colorado will travel to face the Cubs, who lost the NL Central tiebreaker to the Brewers, in the single-elimination National League wild-card game Tuesday. Charlie Blackmon -.267 batting average against Buehler with one home run and three RBI's. Both L.A. and Colorado have who they want on the mound, that's for sure.
  • Seahawks unfazed by Earl Thomas' one-finger salute

    Seahawks unfazed by Earl Thomas' one-finger salute

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    The veteran safety appeared to look at the Seahawks sideline and flip the bird as he exited the team's Week 3 win over the Cardinals, but coach Pete Carroll didn't acknowledge the gesture. "It just wasn't. It was going to be about Earl getting his last big deal, feeling totally disrespected that he did not get a third contract from a team that had given him, and he'd earned, nearly $60 million - and he wanted more".
  • Manchester City wont fear Liverpool despite recent history Pep Guardiola

    Manchester City wont fear Liverpool despite recent history Pep Guardiola

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    Manchester City have the chance to move into first place in the Premier League if they are able to beat Brighton at the Etihad Stadium today. "He's making the last steps, starting training in part in the next days". 'With our spirit, the way we play, I believe so much in our guys. 'These two games before the worldwide break will be so important for us.', Guardiola said.
  • Under-pressure Mourinho defends Martial move after loss to West Ham

    Under-pressure Mourinho defends Martial move after loss to West Ham

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    Left-back Shaw apologised to supporters for United's "awful" performance at the London Stadium and said the players needed to take a hard look at themselves. That shouldn't be happening. Games like this we should be dominating, creating chances, showing people why we deserve to play for Man Utd and that didn't happen.