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  • Terry brushes off Arsenal's Shield success

    Terry brushes off Arsenal's Shield success

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    Terry brushes off Arsenal's Shield success

    Chelsea captain John Terry has warned Arsenal that their Community Shield victory over the champions will count for nothing once the real action starts in the Premier League this weekend. Jose Mourinho's team were well below their best as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half strike gave Arsenal a 1-0 win in the prestigious pre-season friendly at Wembley on Sunday. Arsenal's vibrant performance added to the growing sense that the north Londoners, who were already on a high after winning last …

  • Striker Wickham swaps Black Cats for Palace

    Striker Wickham swaps Black Cats for Palace

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    Striker Wickham swaps Black Cats for Palace

    Crystal Palace have snapped up striker Connor Wickham from Premier League rivals Sunderland on a five-year deal, the club announced Monday. "I think I needed a fresh start, I had four years up north and it’s been a bit stop-start," said Wickham. "I spoke to the gaffer (Alan Pardew) last week and he said all the right things about the club and I've got friends here who also told me some very good things. …

  • West Ham's Valencia out for up to 12 weeks

    West Ham's Valencia out for up to 12 weeks

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    West Ham's Valencia out for up to 12 weeks

    West Ham United's Ecuadorian international Enner Valencia will be missing for up to 12 weeks at the start of the new season with a leg injury, the club said on Monday. Head of Medical and Sports Science Stijn Vandenbroucke told the club website (www.whufc.com) that there was still "a small chance" Valencia would need an operation. "Enner visited the consultant on Monday morning, when we discussed the results of the scans he underwent on the injury last Friday," Vandenbroucke said. …

  • Wickham joins Palace from Sunderland

    Wickham joins Palace from Sunderland

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    Wickham joins Palace from Sunderland

    England Under-21 international striker Connor Wickham has joined Crystal Palace from Sunderland, the London club announced on Monday. Palace's official website (www.cpfc.co.uk) said his contract was for five years. Wickham, 22, had his best period at Sunderland at the end of the 2013-14 season, when a flurry of five goals in three games lifted them from the bottom of the Premier League to 17th place and eventual safety. …

  • Liverpool hopes for new era with Henderson at the helm

    Liverpool hopes for new era with Henderson at the helm

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    Liverpool hopes for new era with Henderson at the helm

    When Liverpool walks out against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium on the opening day of the season, a new man will lead the way. …