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Hodgson warns goal-shy Benteke and could turn to Sako

Roy Hodgson has warned the goalless Christian Benteke he is willing to use Bakary Sako as a striker and that Crystal Palace “cannot afford to carry anyone”. The club-record £27million signing is yet to score in 12 appearances this season, and despite being their only senior recognised striker, is under growing pressure after Sako came off the bench against Watford ...

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Romelu Lukaku answers critics with winner as United bounce back from derby loss

Romelu Lukaku hit back at his critics by scoring the goal that got Manchester United back to winning ways after their controversial derby loss. The United striker, who endured a day to forget as United suffered a damaging and demoralising loss to Manchester City on Sunday, sank Bournemouth with a 25th-minute header at Old Trafford on Wednesday. United were not ...

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Allardyce working to simple formula as he leads Everton revival

Sam Allardyce has attributed Everton’s improvement under his charge to the simplicity of the message he has delivered. The Toffees won for the third time in four outings under their unbeaten new manager when Wayne Rooney fired them to a 1-0 victory at Newcastle on Wednesday evening. Allardyce, who two seasons ago guided the Magpies’ derby rivals Sunderland to top-flight ...

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Solanke irked by disallowed goal but content with start to Liverpool life

Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke may have been denied his first goal for the club but the disappointment has only spurred him on as he knows he will get more chances under Jurgen Klopp. Seven minutes from time in the goalless draw at home to West Brom the England Under-20 World Cup winner had the ball in the net at the ...

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Newcastle tight-lipped over takeover after slipping to another defeat

Newcastle drew a veil of secrecy over the club’s proposed sale as manager Rafael Benitez was left fighting desperately to keep his head above water. Wednesday evening’s 1-0 home defeat by Everton, on a day when reports emerged suggesting owner Mike Ashley is close to agreeing a £300million sale to Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners, condemned the Magpies to a ...

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A closer look at Manchester City's record 15-match unbeaten run

Manchester City set a new Premier League-record winning run of 15 games by beating Swansea 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday evening. Here, Press Association Sport breaks down the games and the statistics involved in their streak, which exceeds Arsenal’s in 2002. Bournemouth 1 Manchester City 2, August 26 Raheem Sterling’s late goal proved decisive after Gabriel Jesus cancelled ...

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Reds boss Jurgen Klopp questions decision to disallow Dominic Solanke strike

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp questioned the officials’ decision to disallow a late Dominic Solanke effort for handball following the 0-0 draw with West Brom at Anfield. The hosts thought their frustration against an organised Albion outfit was finally over when substitute Solanke put the ball in with around eight minutes of normal time to go. But after a few moments ...

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Mourinho questions Manchester City behaviour as Guardiola offers guarded apology

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho stood his ground and said Manchester City showed during Sunday’s behind-the-scenes Old Trafford fracas how different they are to his players. However, rival boss Pep Guardiola remains convinced his City stars have nothing to say sorry about. Guardiola offered an apology but his aim was to appease rather than accept any fault, as both clubs ...

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Manchester clubs given extra time to provide observations on derby incident

Manchester United and Manchester City have been given until 6pm on December 15 to provide observations on the alleged fracas following Sunday’s derby at Old Trafford. Runaway Premier League leaders City opened up an 11-point gap over second-placed United with their 2-1 weekend win. Victory sparked mass celebrations from City, and United are understood to have taken exception to how ...

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Roy Hodgson: Crystal Palace aren't out of the woods yet

Roy Hodgson insists Crystal Palace’s relegation fears are far from over despite their dramatic 2-1 victory over Watford finally lifting them out of the Premier League’s bottom three. An 89th-minute goal from Bakary Sako was followed by fellow substitute James McArthur’s winner three minutes later, securing the remarkable recovery that had begun with Tom Cleverley’s red card. Watford had taken ...

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