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  • Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat

    Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat

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    Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat

    By Josh Reich LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea's title ambitions suffered a major blow with a shock 2-1 home defeat by bottom side Sunderland on Saturday, handing the initiative to Premier League leaders Liverpool who visit lowly Norwich City on Sunday. It was manager Jose Mourinho's first league defeat at Stamford Bridge in 78 matches, with the winner coming from a cooly converted penalty by former Chelsea player Fabio Borini, who is on loan at Sunderland from the Merseyside club. The Italian …

  • Pulis not manager of the year, say Goal Singapore readers

    Pulis not manager of the year, say Goal Singapore readers

    GOAL.com
    Pulis not manager of the year, say Goal Singapore readers

    The Welshman has done brilliantly to bring Crystal Palace out of the relegation zone and into mid-table safety since taking over and has been touted as a worthy winner of the award …

  • 'Black beasts' Bayern must step up in Madrid, says Guardiola

    'Black beasts' Bayern must step up in Madrid, says Guardiola

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    'Black beasts' Bayern must step up in Madrid, says Guardiola

    Pep Guardiola has said Bayern Munich will only beat Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final with a vastly improved display after their lacklustre Bundesliga win at bottom-side Eintracht Braunschweig. European champions Bayern ended a run of three Bundesliga games without victory with an unimpressive 2-0 win at Braunschweig on Saturday, four days before their semi-final, first-leg at Madrid's Bernabeu. "We won't reach the Champions League final unless we put in a commanding …

  • Sunderland boss Poyet sympathises with angry Mourinho

    Sunderland boss Poyet sympathises with angry Mourinho

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    Sunderland boss Poyet sympathises with angry Mourinho

    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet tried to console Jose Mourinho after Fabio Borini's controversial penalty condemned the Chelsea manager to a first home league defeat. The Chelsea bench and players were angry at the decision of referee Mike Dean to award a spot-kick at Stamford Bridge on Saturday when Sunderland substitute Jozy Altidore went down under a challenge from Cesar Azpilicueta. …

  • Blanc: Mistakes were made against Lyon but winning the cup all that matters

    Blanc: Mistakes were made against Lyon but winning the cup all that matters

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    Blanc: Mistakes were made against Lyon but winning the cup all that matters

    The PSG boss has confessed that there were numerous "technical" flaws in his side's performance at the Stade de France on Saturday night, but he was just happy to have prevailed …