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There when you need them: The Premier League’s best squad players

Football is a team game. That’s rule number one. If you haven’t had that drilled into you by now, then some of the PE teachers of this world haven’t …

Tourist trials, ultra ink and pay cuts: the unconventional career of Dame N'Doye

The January transfer window has a reputation for facilitating over-indulgent and expensive deals. Since its introduction in 2003, it's proved …

Why Torino's raging bull could have the pick of clubs from England and Spain

The 60-second story<p>FACT FILE<p>After failing to control Fabio Quagliarella’s cutback, Matteo Darmian sprinted after the ball, moving swiftly across the …

Chelsea's UEFA Youth League triumph brings development debate into focus

On Monday, Chelsea won the UEFA Youth League, beating Shakhtar Donetsk in the final 3-2. The competition is sort of like a junior varsity Champions …

Argentina striker Thomas Conechny plunges 10ft after falling out of hotel window while celebrating a goal on FIFA 15

Argentina striker Thomas Conechny plunged 10ft to the ground after falling out of a hotel window…because he became over-excited during a game of FIFA …

How Van Gaal's Manchester United revolution is FINALLY taking off

The 20-time champions were poor for much of the season but have turned it around with their last two performances as they march towards the Champions League<p><b>ANALYSIS</b> By <b>Greg Stobart</b> Follow on Twitter<p>A 90-minute documentary about Louis van Gaal was aired on <i>MUTV</i> this week in which the Manchester United …

Derby day 'traitors' - they played for both sides - Telegraph

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Liverpool's defense sucks, so what if they just don't try to defend?

Trying to defend deep against Arsenal is usually a decent strategy, unless you're Liverpool. They should do the exact opposite.<p>Sunday's match against Arsenal is the biggest of their season to date for Liverpool, something we're going to have to say a few times until they're completely out of the …

Newcastle vs Sunderland: Jack Colback set for hot reception after crossing game's biggest divide

Midfielder has become a crowd favourite at Newcastle after turning down a new contract at Sunderland in order to move to St James's Park<p>Given that most of us kicked a ball about as a child with dreams of one day playing for the team we supported, few can blame Jack Colback for accepting an offer to …

Liverpool vs Arsenal: The day Thierry Henry got Arsenal's Invincibles back on track

Flashback: A crucial hat-trick against Liverpool a decade ago captured striker's value to Arsenal in 90 stunning minutes<p>When Thierry Henry was asked this week to select his greatest career moment, it was perhaps understandable that the romantic in him should select his extraordinary comeback goal …

Marco Asensio the next great hope of Spanish football

Not many players get their face on the cover of <i>Marca</i>, the most read sports paper in Spain, at 18-years-old. Then, not many players are Marco Asensio.<p>In fact, going back over recent years, analysing the Spanish production line and its glory, it’s difficult to think of many players with more natural …

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Liverpool betrayed a small-club mentality in allowing Arsenal to sign Alexis Sanchez

Anfield needed a marquee name to replace Luis Suarez in the summer and the club's failure to spend big on Chilean is now costing them dear this season, argues Jason Burt<p>When <b>Arsenal</b> bid £40million and £1 – wrongly believing it would trigger a non-existent release clause – to try and sign Luis Suarez …

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The 50 best players in the world in 2017

Journalists from across Goal's 37 editions voted in the 10th annual award for the world's top footballers<p><b>50. Thomas Lemar</b><p>After a promising first season at Monaco, following his arrival from Caen in the summer of 2015, Thomas Lemar has established himself as one of the most exciting wingers in the …

Thierry Henry retires: Arsenal's inventive Invincible leaves a legacy of glorious goals and golden memories

No striker in the modern age scored goals quite like Thierry Henry - goalkeepers around the world can breathe easy now he has retired, says Henry Winter<p>To the relief of opposing goalkeepers everywhere, Thierry Henry has announced his retirement as a player. Now 37, Henry’s career will be remembered …

Liverpool FC: Nine reasons for optimism at Anfield

Liverpool may have made their worst start to a season since 1964, but it's not all gloom and doom at Anfield - here are nine reasons to be cheerful<p><b>1. At least they're shooting a lot</b> <b><br>Liverpool</b> average 14.7 shots per game in the Premier League this season - which shows that they are, at least, …

Newcastle's next two matches will decide Alan Pardew's future - he could end them a hero or be the enemy again

The Magpies face Tottenham in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday before Sunday's derby against Sunderland, and resentment towards Pardew remains<p>Alan Pardew is the dead man walking who somehow survived as <b>Newcastle United</b> manager. He is the manager who, when confronted by thousands of angry supporters …

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Champions League last 16 draw - Alan Smith's verdict - Telegraph

The top 20 best goalkeepers in the world

Why Sassuolo should be celebrated

The Emilian minnows do things differently, and for that they deserve recognition.<p>When you're a Serie A team expected to struggle near the bottom of the table, there are a few rules you'd normally follow. You usually spend the summer scrambling around to try and sign players too old to offer …

Chelsea in vanguard of Champions League optimism as England expects

Jose Mourinho’s bold statement of wish for Chelsea to face PSG in last 16 reflective of a growing English self-confidence following qualification of three Premier League teams<p>It can be hard sometimes with Jose Mourinho to know where the kidology stops and the candour begins, especially when he does …

Premier League: 10 questions ahead of the weekend - by Charlie Eccleshare - Telegraph

Man Utd v Liverpool: Is this really the biggest game in English football?

Jonathan Liew investigates: This Sunday's match at Old Trafford will be billed as the biggest fixture in the game, but do the statistics back this up?<p>Ah, <b>Manchester United</b> v <b>Liverpool</b>. Or, as Gary Neville dubbed it on Monday night, the Dog and Duck versus the Red Lion. United and Liverpool may both …

Manchester United greatest XI

Arsenal's injury crisis this season - Telegraph

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Manchester United cult hero Marouane Fellaini goes from 'lampshade' to part of the Old Trafford furniture

Few footballers divide opinion quite so starkly, but the shaggy-haired Belgian has shown he has the fighting spirit to overcome a disastrous first season<p>It was a statement made with the best of intentions, but just as <b>Manchester United</b> supporters were beginning to doubt the qualities Marouane …

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