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Five-star Man City stun Monaco in eight goal classic

Manchester City 5 - Monaco 3: Manchester City still can’t defend — and after conceding three goals at home they still aren’t certain to go through — but who really cares when Pep Guardiola’s men can produce a performance like this which must go down as one of the greatest Champions League ties of all time?

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Claudio Ranieri says he could have left Leicester last season

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has claimed he could have left the Foxes last summer but insisted he is committed to saving the club from the drop.

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Arsenal may not find better than 'proven' Wenger, says Liam Brady

Arsenal legend and club ambassador Liam Brady accepts that sections of the club’s fanbase are restless for a change of manager, but warns they may not find better than the “proven” Arsene Wenger.

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Mourinho: No guarantees Rooney will end season at Man United

Jose Mourinho cannot guarantee that Wayne Rooney will end the season at Manchester United despite the manager’s desire to keep hold of his captain.

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John Caulfield drafts in new duo for Cork City ahead of transfer deadline

Cork City boss John Caulfield has put the finishing touches to his squad to challenge for the League of Ireland title with confirmation of two new signings ahead of today’s transfer deadline.

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Porto ambition matches Juventus, says Danilo

Danilo insists Porto are just as ambitious as Juventus as the teams prepare to clash in the last 16 of the Champions League.

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Shock at sudden death of ‘natural leader’ Paul McCarthy

There has been widespread shock and sadness in football here and in Britain following the sudden death, at just 45, of former Ireland U21 international Paul McCarthy.

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Leonardo Jardim and Fabinho coy on transfer talk

Champions League last 16, 1st leg
Man City v Monaco
Tonight: Etihad Stadium, 7.45pm
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
TV: TV3, BT Sport 2

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Relief for Arsene Wenger as Arsenal advance

FA Cup fifth round
Sutton 0 Arsenal 2
Gunners progress to FA Cup quarter-finals to ease pressure on troubled Arsene Wenger. 

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How the Irish fared: ‘Fantastic’ Westwood is Wednesday’s saviour

Carlos Carvalhal hailed Keiren Westwood as “a fantastic goalkeeper” after his first-half penalty save helped Sheffield Wednesday to a 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest in Championship action.

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Terrace Talk: Cups offer suitable reward for winter drudgery

The Red Army are on proper full-scale excited manoeuvres week, via massed visits to Blackburn, St Etienne, and Wembley, with the scent of silverware in spring nostrils.

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Wenger should go, says former Arsenal captain

Premier League
Sutton United v Arsenal 
Tonight: Gander Green Lane, 7.55pm
Referee: Michael Oliver
TV: BBC One
Bet: Sutton 14/1, Arsenal 1/ 6, Draw 13/2 

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Home form key for City, says Kevin O’Connor

Kevin O’Connor believes Cork City’s home form will be the X factor which can bring the league title to Leeside.

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Jose Mourinho and Manchester United relishing battles

FA Cup fifth round
Blackburn Rovers 1 (Graham 17) Manchester United 2 (Rashford 27, Ibrahimovic 75)
Mourinho is rebuilding his reputation and, more significantly, that of Manchester United.

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Hot-shot Harry tees up derby date

FA Cup fifth round
Fulham 0 Tottenham 3 (Kane 16, 51, 73)
Mauricio Pochettino revealed that some hard truths had come out over the past few days. 

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