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Official FA Cup twitter account mocks Harry Kane claiming Chris Smalling has him in his pocket

The Football Association has risked upsetting Tottenham Hotspur and Harry Kane with a tweet that was sent out after the club’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United.<p>Kane suffered a rare off day during Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to United at Wembley, for which he was incredibly mocked by the …

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Giroud thanks Wenger for making his 'dream come true'

The current Chelsea man is the latest former Gunner to highlight the contribution Arsene Wenger had on their own career<p>Former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has paid tribute to the departing Arsene Wenger, thanking him for making his "childhood dream come true".<p>The 68-year-old announced on Friday …

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Jose Mourinho says Premier League remains Manchester United's priority as Mauricio Pochettino questions mentality

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United’s priority is to finish second in the Premier League, despite clinching a place in the FA Cup final after …

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It's a good time for Iniesta to leave Barcelona, says father

The 33-year-old must make a "difficult decision" but his dad said that the time is right for him to take his next step<p>Andres Iniesta is set to make a difficult decision but his father Jose Antonio believes the time is right for the Barcelona great to leave the La Liga giants.<p>Iniesta celebrated Copa …

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Arsène Wenger's 20 years at Arsenal – in pictures and his own words

Thursday 22 September marks the 20th anniversary of Arsène Wenger’s unveiling at Arsenal. During those two decades he has become the Gunners’ most successful manager, winning three Premier League titles and six FA Cups. Here, in extracts from a new book, Wenger opines on 11 aspects of his …

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Andres Iniesta expected to sign for Chongqing Dangdai Lifan in the Chinese Super League

Andres Iniesta is expected to sign for Chongqing Dangdai Lifan this summer.<p>The 33-year-old will go down as one of the finest players of his …

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Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino can't be counted amongst Europe elite unless they start winning trophies

There is only one key performance indicator that truly matters ahead of Tottenham’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.<p>In terms of major …

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Jose Mourinho and Manchester United face up to next season's challenge of matching city rivals' gold standard

Jose Mourinho has his shot at reaching a second FA Cup final of his long career at Wembley on Saturday although on a landmark day for English football it was hard for him to keep his thoughts straying from the challenge that awaits him next season at Manchester United.<p>This semi-final sees him …

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Arsene Wenger ‘dismayed’ with Arsenal’s board over ultimatum

gossip<p>Arsene Wenger is upset with Arsenal’s hierarchy for issuing him an ultimatum over his future, according to reports.<p>The 68-year-old will step …

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Kaka reveals troubles with ‘difficult’ Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid

Kaka admits he found Jose Mourinho ‘difficult to work with’ at Real Madrid and claims the Manchester United boss never gave him a chance to succeed …

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Who is your Premier League manager of the year? Our writers have their say

Jason Burt: Pep Guardiola (Man City)<p><b>Net spend:</b>£174.6m<p><b>Points per game:</b> 2.63<p><b>Points per pound:</b> 3.1*<p><b>Average goals per game:</b> 2.6<p>One of the key criteria for selecting manager of the season is how best he uses his resources. Some might argue that rules out Pep Guardiola. In fact the Manchester City …

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Manchester United's new home kit has been leaked online

Another summer, another new Manchester United kit is released. But supporters could be dipping into their pockets for a totally new number.<p>The Red …

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Premier League and Football League relegation, promotion and play-offs: who can still finish where?

We're into the final month of the season across England's top four tiers, and there is still plenty to play for.<p>The Premier League title is wrapped up, and the bottom three clubs are looking increasingly to be relegated, but lower down the footballing pyramid there is plenty still at stake.<p>Here, we …

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Spain faces hard battle to catch up with Premier League in Asia

La Liga has always appealed more in the Americas than in Asia but is desperate to change that and is looking at playing league games outside Spain<p>Spanish teams may have been knocking English teams out of Europe this season but challenging the Premier League in Asia is a much tougher prospect. La …

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How Mohamed Salah became a 40-goal marvel

How do you begin to analyse the sublime, sensational, stat-busting season of Mohamed Salah? Guest writer Andrew Beasley has taken up the challenge, …

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Manchester United sink Bournemouth after José Mourinho rings changes

Three days before the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham, and in the aftermath of Sunday’s pathetic defeat by West Brom, a drama-free win is enough for Manchester United. That is what they achieved thanks to goals by Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku. The result tightens their hold on second place …

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Paul Pogba quiet but commanding against Bournemouth, in performance that speaks volumes about his character

You might call it a vintage Paul Pogba display, without quite calling it vintage midfield play.<p>There was a bit of everything to his performance …

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Gattuso demands more from AC Milan despite holding Napoli

A 0-0 draw at home to Serie A title hopefuls Napoli showed the Rossoneri's progression, but the club's head coach believes his side has to show more<p>AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso believes there is still more to come from his side after the 0-0 home draw against Serie A title contenders Napoli.<p>The …

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Tim Cahill: Everton have lost their identity

The Australian attacker isn't happy with how the club have changed since his glory days there<p>After making 226 appearances for Everton, the club clearly still holds a very special place in Tim Cahill's heart and the Socceroos striker is concerned by the current state of the Premier League side.<p>Under …

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Manchester City crowned Premier League champions after shock United defeat

• West Brom beat Manchester United to hand title to City • Kompany challenges team-mates to retain title<p>Vincent Kompany has challenged his Manchester City team-mates to retain their Premier League title after Manchester United’s shock defeat to the bottom side, West Brom, confirmed Pep Guardiola’s …

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Jose Mourinho reignites feud with Paul Pogba after Manchester United hand Manchester City the title

Jose Mourinho hit out at Paul Pogba following Manchester United’s shock defeat to West Brom.<p>Jay Rodriguez scored the only goal of the game against a …

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Michael Carrick exclusive: How Manchester United midfielder inspired stunning derby win over City - without even playing

It says everything about Michael Carrick’s status at Manchester United that he was credited with inspiring their stunning derby win - even though he …

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José Mourinho calls for more respect as United close in on second place

• Manager says United have not received credit for successful season • ‘It seems hard for people to praise the team and praise the boys’<p>Manchester United play the bottom team in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon and even though there seems to be a general acceptance that West Brom are as good …

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Valencia expecting Man Utd to challenge for 'every trophy' in 2018-19

The Red Devils remain in the hunt for just one piece of silverware this season, but they are considered to be heading in the right direction<p>Antonio Valencia has seen improvement from Manchester United this season and expects them to be challenging for “every trophy” in 2018-19.<p>The Red Devils …

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Liverpool stars can't resist dig at Harry Kane after Mohamed Salah's 30th Premier League goal

Jordan Henderson and James Milner have fired shots towards Harry Kane after Mohamed Salah's goal against Bournemouth today.<p>Salah scored Liverpool's …

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Games: Athletes expelled, India to appeal after needles found

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Indian team officials will appeal a decision to throw athletes Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi out of the Commonwealth Games after they were found to have breached the Games' anti-doping 'no-needles' policy.<p>Triple jumper Babu and race walker Thodi had their …

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The season six British clubs made it to semi-finals in Europe (and four lost)

The semi-finals of the European Cup, Uefa Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup all featured a British team in 1983-84<p>By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog of the Sport Network<p>When the semi-finals for the European Cup, European Cup, Uefa Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup began in April 1984, there was a chance all …

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Never underestimate how hard it is to win – and manage in – the Premier League

After a rough week for Pep Guardiola, if it is any consolation, he is far from alone in the Premier League in letting standards slip<p>The image of Pep Guardiola with his head in his hands contemplating Manchester City’s Champions League exit from a seat in the Colin Bell stand is likely to be an …

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Tottenham nice-guy Harry Kane should be too nice to try to win the Golden Boot this way

In the lower leagues, where basic pay is relatively humble, many clubs have a bonus system that rewards assists.<p>It means managers, operating on a …

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