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  • Mature Fabregas enjoys challenge of fighting for place

    Mature Fabregas enjoys challenge of fighting for place

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    Mature Fabregas enjoys challenge of fighting for place

    (Reuters) - Cesc Fabregas is not one to shy away from a challenge and the Chelsea midfielder says he will bank on his experience to nail down a first team spot after making his 300th Premier League appearances in Saturday's 3-1 win over Swansea City. Making only his sixth league start of the season, Fabregas gave manager Antonio Conte plenty of food for thought with a goal and an assist at Stamford Bridge as the league leaders maintained a 10-point advantage in the standings. Experience and …

  • Evra: We disrespected Marseille after Le Classique humiliation

    Evra: We disrespected Marseille after Le Classique humiliation

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    Evra: We disrespected Marseille after Le Classique humiliation

    Patrice Evra refused to apologise for the crushing defeat at home to PSG, preferring to bounce back and repay Marseille's fans. …

  • Marcelo: LaLiga in Real Madrid's hands

    Marcelo: LaLiga in Real Madrid's hands

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    Marcelo: LaLiga in Real Madrid's hands

    Marcelo knows what has to be done for Real Madrid to claim LaLiga for the first time since 2012. …

  • Cruel for Puel as Southampton's wait for silverware goes on

    Cruel for Puel as Southampton's wait for silverware goes on

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    Cruel for Puel as Southampton's wait for silverware goes on

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Southampton's wait for a first trophy since 1976 goes on after what manager Claude Puel described as a cruel 3-2 defeat by Manchester United in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. The Frenchman looked on course to mark his first season in English football with a surprise triumph after Italian Manolo Gabbiadini's double saw Saints roar back from 2-0 down, only to suffer heartbreak when Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed a late winner. It was rough on …

  • Manchester United's Ibrahimovic strikes twice to win League Cup

    Manchester United's Ibrahimovic strikes twice to win League Cup

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    Manchester United's Ibrahimovic strikes twice to win League Cup

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved his hunger for silverware has not diminished with age as the Swede's double earned a 3-2 win over Southampton in an absorbing League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. After a stirring Saints fightback revived memories of their shock 1976 FA Cup final victory over United and with extra time looming, the 35-year-old Ibrahimovic pounced to head Ander Herrera's cross past goalkeeper Fraser Forster. …