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‘In some areas they’re better than us,’ says Guardiola before Newport tie – video

Manchester City travel to Newport County on Saturday in the fifth-round of the FA Cup. Pep Guardiola believes the Premier League champions will face a difficult test at Rodney Parade, with Newport having already beaten Leicester City and Middlesbrough …

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Pochettino praises Tottenham ‘heroes’ after 3-0 victory over Dortmund – video

Tottenham took a giant step forward towards the Champions League quarter-finals with a stunning 3-0 victory over Dortmund. It wasn’t until the second half that the goals came, with Son Heung-min volleying Spurs into the lead. Two late goals from Jan Ve…

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Maurizio Sarri: I haven’t spoken to Abramovich for three weeks – video

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri admitted he has not spoken with club owner Roman Abramovich since his side’s record-breaking 6-0 loss to Manchester City – or for the weeks leading up to that result.The Italian has come under pressure after a string of p…

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Mauricio Pochettino: Spurs can win ‘every single game’ in the Champions League – video

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes his side’s league form since December shows they can beat “any team” in the Champions League, as Spurs prepare for the first leg of their last 16 clash with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.Spurs rea…

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Maurizio Sarri: I’m ‘always at risk’ of being sacked by Chelsea – video

Maurizio Sarri feels he is ‘always at risk’ of being sacked by Chelsea after watching them succumb to their heaviest defeat in almost 28 years.The pressure intensified on the Italian after Sergio Agüero’s 11th Premier League hat-trick, Raheem Sterling’…

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Emiliano Sala: Nantes players wear black shirts in tribute to teammate – video

Emiliano Sala was given an emotional tribute during Nantes’ first home game since the footballer was confirmed to have died in a plane crash.The 28-year-old’s former teammates wore black shirts with the name ‘Sala’ on the back and Nantes fans also…

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Emiliano Sala ‘will leave an eternal memory’ says emotional Nantes coach – video

Nantes head coach Vahid Halilhodzic could not hold back his tears as he recalled his memories of former player Emiliano Sala at a news conference on Friday. ‘At the beginning, we were all convinced that maybe we would find him alive some…

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‘A loss to everyone in football’: Neil Warnock leads tributes to Emiliano Sala – video

Cardiff City’s manager has paid tribute to Emiliano Sala after a body recovered from the Channel was identified as that of the Argentinian footballer. Warnock felt the news would bring peace to the family, whilst leading tributes to what he called ‘a s…

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Newcastle United unveil record signing Miguel Almirón – video

‘I aim not to pay too much attention to the record fee,’ says Newcastle United’s new Paraguayan midfielder Miguel Almirón, who made his first appearance in front of the media on Thursday. Almirón was the driving force behind Atlanta’s MLS title, p…

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‘Never give up’: Pep Guardiola speaks as Man City take top spot – video

Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League for the first time since December by beating Everton 2-0. Manager Pep Guardiola said tenacity and determination had pulled them into the lead. ‘What is the lesson there? Never give up. That is the …

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Pep Guardiola promises ‘lots of surprises’ in tense Premier League title race – video

Pep Guardiola has shrugged off Manchester City’s newly-restored status as title favourites and insisted his players must remain calm as they look to regain top spot in the Premier League.City could go ahead of Liverpool on goal difference if …

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Gerry Cranham, Simply The Best – in pictures

Over the course of a career which spanned half a century, photographer Gerry Cranham led the field of sports photography, defining how we understand this genre today. Now in his 90th year, this ground-breaking artist’s legacy will be exhibited at the M…

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Liverpool ‘doing well’ despite draw at West Ham and injuries, says Jürgen Klopp – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp admitted his team are in a ‘tough situation’ following their 1-1 draw with West Ham on Monday. A spate of injuries at the club has not helped, Klopp said, but he insisted his team are fine despite dropping points. Li…

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Wreckage of missing plane carrying Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala found – video

David Mearns, the man leading a private search for the missing plane carrying Argentinian football player Emiliano Sala, says on Sunday that the wreckage has been found.Mearns, an American-born marine scientist and shipwreck-hunting specialist, says th…

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The Dozen: this weekend’s best Premier League photos – in pictures

Our picture editors round up their favourite images from the weekend’s matches Continue reading…

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Pep Guardiola on ‘perfect’ Sergio Agüero and pressure of Manchester City chasing Liverpool – video

Sergio Agüero scored his 10th Premier League hat-trick to lead Manchester City to a 3-1 victory over Arsenal and close the gap on league leaders Liverpool to two points.It was an unconventional treble for the striker, using his head, right foot and lef…

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Manchester United ready for ‘tough’ and ‘enjoyable’ top-four fight, says Solskjær – video

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford celebrated his 100th Premier League appearance with a fine goal to secure a 1-0 win over Leicester City and maintain Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s dream start as interim manager. The victory moved U…

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Cardiff City pay tribute to Emiliano Sala at game against Bournemouth – video

A minute’s silence was observed at Cardiff City’s first home game since the disappearance of their new record-signing Emiliano Sala. Cardiff were hosting Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth in the Saturday evening fixture Continue reading…

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‘Maybe I’m not able to motivate them,’ says Sarri after Chelsea collapse – video

Maurizio Sarri has admitted that perhaps he struggles to motivate his Chelsea players. Sarri’s side suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat away at Bournemouth on Wednesday night. The Italian added that he finds it ‘very difficult to understand why’ his side…

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Emiliano Sala: outpouring of emotion at Nantes game over missing player – video

There were tributes and tears at Nantes’ first home game since their former striker Emiliano Sala went missing. As the players entered the pitch chants of the Argentinian’s name echoed around the stadium before play was stopped for a minute’s applause …