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Wenger: Prospect of retiring from management is 'frightening'

by Daniel Rouse 20m ago Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs Arsene Wenger admitted that the prospect of ending his managerial career is “frightening” as calls for his retirement refuse to subside. The Frenchman’s Arsenal tenure came under the most pressure last season when the club fell out of the Premier League’s top four for the first time since the 1995-96 ...

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Pochettino reveals reasons for Walker exit

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has lifted the lid on the deterioration of his relationship with Kyle Walker and the full-back’s subsequent summer switch to Manchester City. An excerpt from Pochettino’s new book “Brave New World” was published in the Daily Mail, and the Argentine explains why the England international pushed for a move to City. It all started when Walker ...

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Underrated XI: The Premier League's underestimated shine bright

The Premier League campaign is nearly one-quarter complete, and for the litany of headlines focusing on the English top flight’s biggest stars, an abundance of unheralded players are having brilliant seasons with nary the plaudits. On the heels of Saturday’s slate of matches, here’s a look at 11 players contributing stellar early-season displays that deserve more attention: Rob Elliot (Newcastle) ...

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Avoiding the drop: Why Brighton, Huddersfield, Newcastle can all survive

The Premier League’s newly promoted clubs are refusing to follow the script. Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield Town, and Newcastle United all tallied three points, placing the newcomers in three of the top 11 spots in the standings. It’s still early days in English football’s top flight, but the trio are on pace to avoid relegation. Only in 2001-02 and ...

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Mourinho: United's attitude in Huddersfield was worse than a friendly

Jose Mourinho questioned the attitude of his players following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield Town. Manchester United‘s Juan Mata and Victor Lindelof were both at fault in the space of five minutes to gift first-half goals to Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre. Throughout the contest, the Terriers restricted the visitor to just three shots on target, despite conceding nearly 80 ...

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5 standout performers from Saturday's slate of matches

theScore looks at the best outings from Saturday’s round of Premier League fixtures. Michy Batshuayi Batshuayi‘s listless performance in Chelsea‘s shock 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace last weekend apparently encouraged Antonio Conte to flick through his contacts for someone to take the Belgian off his hands. The Italian manager might have to think again. Batshuayi was playing for little over ...

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Aguero levels Manchester City's scoring record from 1939

by Daniel Rouse 2h ago Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers Step aside, Eric Brook. The roaming outside-left held Manchester City‘s all-time goal-scoring record since hanging up his boots 78 years ago, but he now has Sergio Aguero for company. It could only be temporary, though. The Argentinian struck his record-equalling 177th goal for the club in Saturday’s Premier League visit ...

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Mbappe, Dembele, Jesus named finalists for Golden Boy award

The 25-man shortlist for the 2017 Golden Boy award has been whittled down to a final three of Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, and Gabriel Jesus. Prominent names such as AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Manchester United‘s speedy teenager Marcus Rashford, and Borussia Dortmund‘s precocious talent Christian Pulisic failed to make the cut. Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain‘s explosive teenager, is a clear ...

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