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Arsene Wenger: Thinking time may be Leicester’s downfall

Arsene Wenger is happy with Arsenal’s hectic fixture schedule and hopes too much time to think in between games could be the downfall of leaders Leicester.

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Irish fans start to receive Euro 2016 tickets

There was joy for some yesterday but the anxious wait goes on for others, after Uefa began its France 2016 ticket allocation to Irish supporters.

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Leicester's Valentine’s date with destiny

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Claudio Ranieri: I hope the bookies are right this time

Claudio Ranieri defied the odds to stay in his job but hopes the bookmakers are right this time after making his Leicester team title favourites.

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Vincent Kompany set for Manchester City return

Vincent Kompany is ready to return to bolster Manchester City’s title challenge after he was declared fit for tomorrow’s crunch Premier League clash against title rivals Tottenham.

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Mauricio Pochettino claims Manchester City clash not decisive

Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham’s crunch clash at Manchester City tomorrow will be important to the title race but not decisive.

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Louis van Gaal coy on Manchester United future

Louis van Gaal does not know whether he will be at Manchester United next season if he fails to qualify for the Champions League.

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Masked Diego Costa to lead Chelsea into battle

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is set to face Newcastle in a protective face mask after he broke his nose in training.

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Jurgen Klopp: Time for Christian Benteke to strike

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has backed striker Christian Benteke to end his slump but admits there is “no hiding place” for the £32.5m signing.

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PBC do enough to hold off late rally from nine-man Douglas

Presentation Brothers College 2 Douglas Community School 1: Despite a late rally, Presentation Brothers College had just enough to hold off nine-man Douglas Community School and capture the Munster Senior Schools’ Cup.

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Police tasered drugged Marcus Bent after threats

Former Premier League striker Marcus Bent has escaped jail as he was sentenced for confronting two officers with a meat cleaver and a kitchen knife while in a “delusional” state under the influence of cocaine.

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Toiling Manchester United still in money

Manchester United are still on course to become the first British club to earn more than half a billion pounds in one year despite their precarious league position and exit from the Champions League.

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Rio Ferdinand: Ryan Giggs would be a risk as Manchester United manager

Rio Ferdinand thinks Manchester United would be taking a risk if they appointed Ryan Giggs as their next manager.

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Martinez hails ‘incredible’ young fan

A nine-year-old boy who beat Ross Barkley, Kevin Mirallas and Aaron Lennon to win Everton’s goal of the month award has been hailed as an inspiration by manager Roberto Martinez.

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Admit fans for free, says Quique Sanchez Flores

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores does not understand why English football is so expensive and wants fans to be able to watch the game for free.

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Adam Johnson sacked by Sunderland

Sunderland have sacked winger Adam Johnson a day after he pleaded guilty to two child sex offences.

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Dimitri Payet signs new deal with West Ham

Dim Payet has signed a new long-term deal at West Ham, the Premier League club announced last night.

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Liverpool supporters’ groups salute ‘unprecedented’ tickets U-turn

Liverpool supporters’ groups have hailed the “unprecedented” move by the club’s owners to reverse their decision on price increases.

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Liverpool owners apologise to fans after U-turn

Liverpool’s owners have performed a U-turn on proposed ticket increases after apologising to fans for getting their plans wrong.

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Confident Áine O’Gorman believes Ireland can still make Euro 2017 in Netherlands

Although Spain, on maximum points, look set to run away with the qualifying group, Ireland international Áine O’Gorman is still confident that the senior women’s team can make it to the Netherlands for next year’s European Championship finals.

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Claudio Ranieri determined Leicester won’t be a one-season wonder

Claudio Ranieri is determined to prevent Leicester’s successful season from being a one-off despite saying the Foxes are ‘having a strange year’.

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