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  • Wenger stays coy over Arsenal future

    Wenger stays coy over Arsenal future

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    Wenger stays coy over Arsenal future

    Arsene Wenger's 20th anniversary celebrations climax with a trip to Burnley on Sunday, but there are still questions over his future with Arsenal beyond the current campaign. Wenger is out of contract at the end of the season and the Gunners boss has refused to rule out the possibility of taking charge of England in the future following Sam Allardyce's sudden departure from that role this week. With Gareth Southgate appointed as England's caretaker coach for the next four matches, there …

  • Improving Manchester United primed to punish struggling Stoke

    Improving Manchester United primed to punish struggling Stoke

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    Improving Manchester United primed to punish struggling Stoke

    Manchester United appear to averted the crisis that was developing in the wake of a recent run of three successive defeats, but there is still plenty of room for improvement at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho questioned the personality of his players after they lost 3-1 at Watford two weekends ago and the Portuguese displayed some of the haunted look that characterised his fateful last few months at Chelsea. Thursday's 1-0 Europa League group-stage win over Ukrainian minnows Zorya Luhansk was …

  • Manchester City's Guardiola expects sparks to fly at Tottenham

    Manchester City's Guardiola expects sparks to fly at Tottenham

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    Manchester City's Guardiola expects sparks to fly at Tottenham

    After a ding-dong 3-3 draw with Celtic in the Champions League, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola anticipates another breathless encounter in this weekend's Premier League showdown with Tottenham Hotspur. With six wins from six matches, City are the league leaders and early title favourites, but Tottenham, four points back in second place, are enjoying their best start to a top-flight campaign since 1965. Guardiola and his Spurs counterpart Mauricio Pochettino employ an aggressive, …

  • Allardyce casts shadow over Premier League action

    Allardyce casts shadow over Premier League action

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    Allardyce casts shadow over Premier League action

    Premier League chiefs will hope attention returns to on-field matters this weekend after an uncomfortable few days in the spotlight for English football. Sam Allardyce's one-game career as England manager came to a shock end after just 67 days on Tuesday following controversial comments made to undercover reporters, which continued Thursday with Southampton assistant manager Eric Black filmed offering alleged advice on giving bribes to officials at other clubs. Allardyce, 61, was also …

  • Everton up to third despite being held by Palace

    Everton up to third despite being held by Palace

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    Everton up to third despite being held by Palace

    (Reuters) - Everton moved up to third place in the Premier League despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace as Belgium strikers Christian Benteke and Romelu Lukaku both got on the scoresheet in a battling encounter on Friday. Benteke headed the equalizer for Palace five minutes into the second half after Lukaku opened the scoring in the 36th and remarkably it was the Everton forward's first Premier League goal from a direct free kick out of the 65 he has scored. The draw took Everton …