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Paul Lambert: ‘As a team, Stoke City never give up’ – video

Stoke City manager Paul Lambert insists his side must get a result against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday with their hopes of Premier League survival fading after failing to record a victory in their past 11 matches Continue reading…

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Arsène Wenger: ‘I got more praise – and criticism – than I deserved’ – video

Arsène Wenger described his time at Arsenal as ‘difficult, but fantastic’ after his side scored three late goals to beat West Ham 4-1.Wenger announced his decision to step down as manager on Friday, after 20 seasons at the club.He insisted that every d…

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Mauricio Pochettino: ‘Spurs fans need to be realistic’ – video

Mauricio Pochettino urged realism from Tottenham fans after the side crashed out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage again. Dele Alli had given the London side an early lead, but goals from Alexis Sánchez and Ander Herrera ensured that it was Ma…

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José Mourinho: ‘The season is successful if we finish second’ – video

One game does not define a season, insisted José Mourinho after Manchester United beat Spurs 2-1 to reach the FA Cup final. Spurs took an early lead through Dele Alli, but goals from Alexis Sánchez and Ander Herrera sent Manchester United into a r…

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Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of season – video report

Arsène Wenger, Arsenal’s longest-serving manager, has announced that he is to step down at the end of the season, bringing a 22-year reign to a close. Wenger replaced George Graham in 1996 before leading Arsenal to Premier League title wins in 1998, 20…

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Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of season – video report

Arsène Wenger, Arsenal’s longest-serving manager, has announced that he is to step down at the end of the season, bringing a 22-year reign to a close. Wenger replaced George Graham in 1996 before leading Arsenal to Premier League title wins in 1998, 20…

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Mourinho rejects claim that Pogba’s West Brom display was ‘disrespectful’ – video

José Mourinho says he does not agree with Paul Scholes’ view that Paul Pogba’s performance against West Brom was disrespectful to him, but said the midfielder’s performance was ‘not good at all’. Mourinho also praised his side’s overall display against…

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The Feud – Ferguson v Wenger

The Battle of Old Trafford, Pizzagate and that FA Cup replay are recalled in a riveting documentary about the feud between Arsenal’s and Manchester United’s managers Continue reading…

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The Feud – Ferguson v Wenger

The Battle of Old Trafford, Pizzagate and that FA Cup replay are recalled in a riveting documentary about the feud between Arsenal’s and Manchester United’s managers Continue reading…

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Mark Hughes praises Southampton display despite defeat by Chelsea – video

The Southampton manager, Mark Hughes, said his side played ‘really well’ against Chelsea, despite losing 3-2 having been 2-0 up. The Welshman bemoaned the ‘eight to 10-minute period’ in which Olivier Giroud scored twice, once either side of Eden Hazard…

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Mauricio Pochettino insists top four place is not yet in the bag Tottenham – video

Tottenham manager Maurico Pochettino believes there could still be twists and turns in the race to secure a top four spot in the Premier League. Tottenham host Manchester City on Saturday night, with Pochettino still wary of the threat Chelsea and Arse…

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Pep Guardiola says key refereeing decisions cost Manchester City – video

Manchester city manager Pep Guardiola couldn’t hide his anger as his side crashed out of the Champions League to Liverpool on Tuesday night. City led through an early Gabriel Jesus goal, but had a goal ruled out controversially for offside minutes befo…

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Liverpool survived the Manchester City whirlwind, says Klopp – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said his side overcame a Manchester City ‘whirlwind’ to seal their spot in the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday. Liverpool went behind after an early goal from Gabriel Jesus but goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto…

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Jürgen Klopp insists history counts for nothing in Etihad decider – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is relishing what he calls a ‘special’ mood before facing Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Etihad on Tuesday. Liverpool lead 3-0 from the first leg, but Klopp believes the c…

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Manchester City coach posts footage of attack on team bus – video

Manchester City’s Manel Estiarte films missiles, bottles and flares being thrown at the team bus as it approaches Anfield on Wednesday night. The attack caused the driver’s door to be smashed and the vehicle to be put out of commission  Manch…

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Ray Wilkins, former England captain – video obituary

Ray Wilkins, one of England’s most capped footballers, has died aged 61. He made 84 England appearances, captaining his country on 10 occasions and scoring three goals. The midfielder played for Chelsea Manchester United, Milan, Rangers and QPR during …

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Jürgen Klopp: ‘It’s no coincidence that we’re in the quarter-finals’– video

Jürgen Klopp has urged his Liverpool side to ‘create our own history’ as they prepare to face Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final.City might hold a commanding lead at the top of the Premier League, but their only le…

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Pep Guardiola: ‘You have to feel that you are favourites’ – video

Pep Guardiola insisted that the favourites tag was a feeling, as Manchester City prepare to face Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Liverpool may have the superior European legacy, but it is City who lead the Premier Le…

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal ‘was one of the most beautiful in history’ – video

Zinedine Zidane described Cristiano Ronaldo’s overhead kick against Juventus as ‘one of the most beautiful goals in history’ as Real Madrid eased to a 3-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final. But the former French international…

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Pep Guardiola: Manchester City sights firmly fixed on Liverpool – video

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is solely focused on his team’s Champions League quarter-final two-legged affair with Liverpool, despite City being able to clinch the Premier League title at Manchester United next weekend. City brushed as…