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Terrace Talk: Five down at half-time in Stoke? How?

The hissy fits with Sterling were supposed to deflect attention away from the club’s deficiencies. Ha! Good luck with that after yesterday.

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Terrace Talk: Let’s hope for another boringly successful season

As I watched John Terry hold that Premier League trophy aloft it struck me how lucky we have been as fans in the last 10 years — not in terms of success — that goes without saying, but more in terms of the players that we have had the privilege of calling our own.

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Bruce ponders future as Tigers bow out

Hull City 0 Manchester United 0: If Hull had played like this more often this season, they most likely would never have been in such a sorry state.

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Emotional finale on Tyneside for Newcastle

Newcastle United 2 West Ham United 0: As a survivor of testicular cancer, Jonas Gutierrez is used to winning battles far more important than those against mere relegation.

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Rout leaves Brendan Rodgers in peril

If Steven Gerrard was wondering beforehand how to describe his final game for Liverpool then woeful, shocking and embarrassing would not have been the words he would have had in mind.

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A final message for Wenger from Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere

Arsenal 4 West Brom 1: There is nothing like an impending FA Cup final to put a bit of zing into an otherwise flat end-of-season match.

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Mourinho now looks to take Chelsea to next level

Chelsea 3 Sunderland 1: John Terry lifted the Premier League trophy after a campaign when Chelsea led from the front almost from day one. 

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Hot-shot Harry Kane fires Tottenham into Europa League

Everton 0 Tottenham 1: Harry Kane rounded off his memorable breakthrough campaign with his 31st Tottenham goal of the season as Mauricio Pochettino’s men sealed fifth spot and a place in next term’s Europa League.

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Danny Ings fires parting shot

Aston Villa 0 Burnley 1: Burnley signed off their Premier League stay with a deserved 1-0 win at Aston Villa as Danny Ings gave them a perfect leaving present.

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Crystal Palace finish on high for Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace 1 Swansea 0: Marouane Chamakh fired a rare goal to complete Alan Pardew’s fairytale return to Crystal Palace, but it was a bitter-sweet experience for the Moroccan, who later had to be helped off with a hamstring injury.

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Frustrated Limerick pay costly price for first half no-show

A shocking first-half no-show and failure to gain parity coming down the home stretch proved Limerick’s undoing in the Munster quarter-final defeat to Clare, according to manager John Brudair.

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Terrace Talk: Sumptuous Arsenal display had crowd cooing

The Gunners signed off with a sumptuous first-half of mesmerising football against the Baggies, thereby guaranteeing that they’ll be wearing their flip-flops for a few weeks longer this summer, not having to don their boots and psyche themselves up so soon, for such an influential Champions League qualifier.

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Terrace Talk: What kind of mad genius will Van Gaal prove to be?

Which foreign newcomer to Old Trafford said this during 2015?

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Leicester turn on the style as QPR routed

Leicester City 5 QPR 1: Jamie Vardy and Charlie Austin both marked their England calls by scoring as Leicester unceremoniously dispatched QPR back to the Sky Bet Championship.

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Frank Lampard signs off with trademark goal

Manchester City 2 Southampton 0: Frank Lampard brought his glittering career in English football to an end in fitting fashion with a goal as City wrapped up their Barclays Premier League campaign with a sixth successive win.

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Brendan Rodgers holds firm in Raheem Sterling stand-off

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists the club will not back down in the increasingly acrimonious battle over Raheem Sterling’s contract.

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Cork City and Shamrock Rovers in snore draw

Cork City 0 Shamrock Rovers 0: There was only one winner from this battle at Turner’s Cross and it wasn’t Cork City or Shamrock Rovers.

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Arsene Wenger agonises over transfers

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels his toughest decisions over the summer will be which players to let go.

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Louis van Gaal: David De Gea may yet stay

Louis van Gaal gave hope to Manchester United fans when he said he was optimistic about the chances of David de Gea staying at Old Trafford.

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Jose Mourinho still playing the victim

Jose Mourinho maintains Chelsea were the victims of bad decisions despite winning the Premier League title at a canter this season. The Blues boss felt decisions in matches, resulting in dropped points and player suspensions, were costing his side. 

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No stopping Dundalk charge

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Dundalk 2: Daryl Horgan netted twice to ensure Dundalk maintained their unbeaten start to the season as they confidently overcame 10-man St Patrick’s Athletic last night.

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Club-by-club: The Premier League end-of-term report

From champs to relegation chumps; how they ranked this season...

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