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Taciturn Rodgers sticks to the script

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was in an uncharacteristically abrupt mood ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Arsenal.

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Falcao must prove worth to van Gaal

Louis van Gaal will not make a call on Radamel Falcao’s future until the striker has an extended run in the Manchester United first team.

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Hart happy to stay at ‘amazing’ City

Joe Hart has committed his future to Manchester City by signing a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2019.

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Jose: Hazard can be a legend

Eden Hazard is set to sign a new deal with Chelsea, where Jose Mourinho believes he can become an all-time great.

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Wenger: Champions League record swung Sanchez

Arsene Wenger has hinted Alexis Sanchez chose to move to Arsenal ahead of Liverpool due to a near-guarantee of Champions League football.

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Underage leagues may switch to summer season

Summer soccer may well become the norm in Ireland as the FAI are proposing to switch all underage leagues from the traditional season in 2016.

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Whelan targeting new Stoke deal

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan has indicated he wants to stay with Stoke for the rest of his career.

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Blatter cites legal block to another World Cup vote

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has ruled out revisiting the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups after the world governing body’s executive committee agreed unanimously that an "appropriate" form of the Garcia report should be published.

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Lambert: Give Roy a break

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has confirmed his former assistant Roy Keane did turn up at midfielder Tom Cleverley’s house this week.

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Walcott on track for return at Anfield

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott could make a long-awaited return to action at Liverpool on Sunday.

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One-match ban for Balotelli

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will miss Sunday’s game with Arsenal after being banned for one match, fined £25,000 and ordered to attend an education course after making racist and anti-semitic comments on social media.

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’Pool failing to make chances count

David de Gea grabbed the headlines last weekend after another stunning performance frustrated Liverpool and handed Manchester United three points.

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Gibson and McCarthy close on Toffees return

Ireland midfield duo Darron Gibson and James McCarthy could make a return to action for Everton against Southampton tomorrow.

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Eriksen good enough to join Spurs legends, says Vertonghen

Christian Eriksen can become one of the Premier League’s best playmakers and go down in Tottenham folklore, according to team-mate Jan Vertonghen.

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Sterling proves worth to ease pressure on Rodgers

Bournemouth 1 Liverpool 3
Relief at last for Brendan Rodgers.

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Spurs romp to semi-final as Magpies ripped apart

Tottenham 4 Newcastle 0
Tottenham obliterated Newcastle last night to stylishly secure a place in Capital One Cup semi-finals.

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Sturridge to continue thigh injury rehab in US

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will continue his rehabilitation from a thigh injury in the United States over Christmas.

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Helmet spared Cech and Zouma from serious injury

Petr Cech insists his padded helmet saved him and Chelsea team-mate Kurt Zouma from serious injury.

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Falcao: I need playing time to earn deal

Radamel Falcao would love to stay at Manchester United but admits a permanent move to Old Trafford is likely to depend on how much he plays from now until the end of the season.

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Pearson to face FA rap

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has accepted an FA charge of using insulting words towards a fan.

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McCoist stays at Rangers

Ally McCoist will continue as Rangers manager for the time being following his first meeting with the Rangers directors since he handed in his resignation.

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I’m no racist, insists Tonev

Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev has insisted he is not a racist as he prepares to resume a seven-match ban for abusing Aberdeen full-back Shay Logan.

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Garcia quits with scathing attack on Fifa’s ‘lack of leadership’

The man in charge of investigating World Cup has quit with a parting blast at Fifa’s leadership.

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Wenger: Henry has keen eye for talent

Thierry Henry has a special gift for spotting talent, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, the man who helped transform the France forward’s career.

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