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Angel di Maria

United only option for Di Maria, but where will he slot in?

Angel di Maria said Manchester United were the only club he would have left Real Madrid for after the Red Devils smashed the British transfer record to sign the Argentine.

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United hit new low after MK Dons thrashing

Capital One Cup Second Round
Milton Keynes Dons 4 Manchester United 0

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Olivier Giroud

Striker woes plague Wenger

Champions League play-off second leg
Arsenal v Besiktas
Tonight: Emirates Stadium, 7.45pm

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Trouble in Paradise as Celtic crash out

Champions League Play-Off Second Leg
Celtic 0 Maribor 1
(Maribor win 2-1 on agg)

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Mario Balotelli in the stands with Liverpool's Adam Lallana, left, during last night's Manchester City v Liverpool Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.

This is your last chance, Rodgers warns Balotelli

Manager Brendan Rodgers claims Liverpool have offered Mario Balotelli his "last chance" to thrive at the top level.

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Jovetic brace exposes Liverpool limitations

Premier League
Man City 3 Liverpool 1

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Paul Lambert

Keane not the ‘bad cop’ at Villa, insists Lambert

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has insisted that Roy Keane doesn’t play the role of "bad cop" at Villa Park.

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Celtic close to signing Scepovic

Celtic are on the verge of signing Serbia international striker Stefan Scepovic from Sporting Gijon, according to his manager.

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Angel di Maria

United seal £60m Angel deal

Manchester United last night clinched the British record signing of Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria.

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Martin Russell

Derry turn on style to overwhelm poor Lims

Limerick FC 0 Derry City 4
Limerick FC slipped to their heaviest Premier League defeat under new boss Martin Russell after being hit for four by a slick-passing Derry City at Thomond Park last night.

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Mark O'Sullivan, Cork City, in action against Aidan Price, Bohemians. FAI Ford Cup, 3rd Round Reply, Cork City v Bohemians. Dalymount Park, Dublin.

Corcoran and Delany deny City

FAI FORD CUP THIRD ROUND REPLAY
Bohemians 1 CorkCity 0

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Mourinho adds time-out plea to quibble wish list

Chelsea 2 Leicester City 0
Chelsea might not have too much to complain about at the top of the table right now, but Jose Mourinho still found a quibble.

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Arsenal show they can mix it up

Everton 2 Arsenal 2
On the day Everton celebrated their famed ‘School of Science’ it was telling Arsenal and Arsene Wenger adapted their methodology and refused to get shackled by football idealism.

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No goals but Villa feel like club on up

Aston Villa 0 Newcastle United 0
This was not a match which will be remembered for anyone hitting the target — with the exception of a certain Roy Keane.

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Angel on the way but United need a miracle

Sunderland 1 Manchester United 1
Back before they weren’t being humiliated on home soil in World Cups, when it was classed as the ultimate accolade to have your play compared to them, quite often an audience with Manchester United would be just like watching Brazil.

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TERRACE TALK: Reaction from the weekend’s top Premier League action

Woodward has one week to save season

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Patient Ancelotti must start afresh

In the most literary of the new La Liga season’s previews, AS editor Alfredo Relaño wrote that Carlo Ancelotti reminded him of mythical Greek hero Sisyphus.

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We gave them too much respect

Swansea City 1 Burnley 0
Burnley manager Sean Dyche admits his side showed Swansea City too much respect in their loss on Saturday.

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Saints and toothless Baggies plan to splash more cash

Southampton 0 West Brom 0
Both Ronald Koeman and Alan Irvine confirmed they are not finished with their respective transfer activity after seeing Southampton and West Brom play out a goalless draw at St Mary’s.

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Baffled Bruce curses his luck again

Hull City 1 Stoke City 1
Hull manager Steve Bruce bemoaned an "injustice" against his side after a wrongly-awarded throw-in allowed Stoke to claim a late equaliser at the KC Stadium.

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Miserable day for Harry as Lamela earns his Spurs

Tottenham 4 QPR 0
Harry Redknapp was once renowned for bringing free-flowing entertaining football to Tottenham.

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