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  • Pellegrini keeps cool after City's red-hot start

    Pellegrini keeps cool after City's red-hot start

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    Pellegrini keeps cool after City's red-hot start

    Manuel Pellegrini insists it is far too early for Manchester City to get carried away despite opening up an eight-point lead over Chelsea in the Premier League title race. Pellegrini's side have maximum points from four matches after beating Watford 2-0 at Eastlands on Saturday. Second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho gave City a three-point advantage at the top of the table, ahead of second placed Crystal Palace who earned a surprise 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. …

  • Mourinho won't buy his way out of trouble

    Mourinho won't buy his way out of trouble

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    Mourinho won't buy his way out of trouble

    Jose Mourinho has no plans to spend big in the final few days of the transfer window in a bid to end champions Chelsea's early season Premier League malaise. Chelsea's shock 2-1 loss at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday left Mourinho's men a significant eight points behind leaders Manchester City just four games into the current campaign. Asked whether he would be splashing the cash on Everton's John Stones and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, two big-money targets both linked to Chelsea, …

  • Wenger uncertain over deadline deals

    Wenger uncertain over deadline deals

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    Wenger uncertain over deadline deals

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he is unsure whether he will be able to bring in any more new signings before the end of the transfer window. With Tuesday's deadline approaching, Wenger is under mounting pressure to bolster his squad in his efforts to add a 14th English title to the north London club's collection, 11 years after their most recent. Wenger is still looking to strengthen, with a new striker a priority for a side that scored only its third goal in six hours of Premier League …

  • Bilic salutes history making Hammers

    Bilic salutes history making Hammers

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    Bilic salutes history making Hammers

    West Ham manager Slaven Bilic hailed his team for writing a memorable chapter in the club's history books after they ended a 52-year wait to taste success at Anfield with a shock 3-0 victory over Liverpool. Goals from Manuel Lanzini, Mark Noble and Diafra Sakho secured the east London club their first win at Liverpool since September 1963, a dismal run of futility which Bilic brought to an end in just his fourth league game in charge on Saturday. "It is three points but it is one of those …

  • Bale double helps Benitez to first Madrid win

    Bale double helps Benitez to first Madrid win

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    Bale double helps Benitez to first Madrid win

    Gareth Bale silenced his critics by scoring twice as Rafael Benitez got his first win as Real Madrid coach with a 5-0 thrashing of Real Betis. Madrid remain two points behind Barcelona as Thomas Vermaelen was the unlikely hero for the European champions as they overcame stiff resistence from Malaga to win 1-0 at the Camp Nou. Benitez's men had been held to an embarrassing 0-0 draw by newly promoted Sporting Gijon last weekend, but there was to be no repeat as Bale headed home James …