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Ryan Mason recovering after skull fracture ordeal

Ryan Mason was conscious and communicating as the Hull midfielder continues his recovery following surgery on a fractured skull.

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Pushy Arsene Wenger hit with FA charge

Arsene Wenger could face a touchline ban after the Arsenal boss was hit with an FA misconduct charge following two altercations with the fourth official during Sunday’s Premier League win over Burnley.

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Jurgen Klopp vows to make Steven Gerrard a top manager

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is determined to help Steven Gerrard become the best manager he can be.

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Podcast: Where Conte has edge over Mourinho, Wenger's push and refs on trial again

Costa welcomed back with open arms at Stamford Bridge, but have the club leaks been plugged?

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TERRACE TALK: Liverpool - Mercy killing early end to our hopeless dreams

I think your best bet is to treat Swansea like the local vet. 
“Sorry, Mr Liverpool fan, it was an act of kindness. There would only have been worse suffering later on.”

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TERRACE TALK: Man United - We’re worse finishers than Hillary Clinton

This comes to you from Paris, where your correspondent is covering the French socialists’ presidential primaries. 

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TERRACE TALK: Chelsea - Frustrating display doesn’t fill me with confidence

To have the luxury of bringing on a player of the calibre of Fabregas to restore some order and calm nerves is a pretty big ace to have up one’s sleeve.

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Arsenal make a drama out of the routine of beating Burnley

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A win against a team with the worst away record in Europe was as essential as it was expected for Arsenal as they took advantage of a weekend of mishaps from their rivals to move into second place in the Premier League table.

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Ice-cool Diego Costa building bridges at Chelsea

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Diego Costa’s gesture after putting Chelsea ahead suggests he wants to silence the noise that has grown around him after a week in which the forward’s future at the club had been thrown into doubt. 

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Talking Points: Will indiscipline cost Arsenal?

There was a time, early in Arsene Wenger’s 20-year Arsenal tenure, when his sides were synonymous with poor discipline and having players being sent off — ‘Invincible’ captain Patrick Vieira saw red eight times.

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How the Irish fared: Conor Hourihane’s going away gift for Barnsley

Conor Hourihane is expected to join Aston Villa in coming days and the Bandon man gave Barnsley fans the perfect farewell gift on Saturday, curling home a majestic free-kick as the Tykes beat rivals Leeds 3-2 in the Championship.  

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Fearless Swansea seize the day against Liverpool

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Paul Clement did not have to come to Swansea, but it seems as though he needed to.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic bemused by criticism of Wayne Rooney

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic cannot understand why record-breaking Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney is so unappreciated and undervalued.

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Harry Kane: Fightback shows Tottenham have come a long way

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History may yet prove that for a second successive season the Premier League title ends up tantalisingly beyond Tottenham’s reach, but at least Spurs fans have the consolation of seeing their team display a new quality under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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Goal hero Seamus Coleman deflects praise after Everton defeat Crystal Palace

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Republic of Ireland international captain Seamus Coleman has played down his match-winning performance at Selhurst Park.

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