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‘It’s a perfect fit’ – Steve Cooper intent to be successful the Swansea way

Former England Under-17s coach talks about the challenge of managing senior players for the first time, his football philosophy and his dad being a Cardiff City fanSteve Cooper has been coaching for a couple of decades, held the pro licence since the a…

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‘It’s a perfect fit’ – Steve Cooper intent to be successful the Swansea way

Former England Under-17s coach talks about the challenge of managing senior players for the first time, his football philosophy and his dad being a Cardiff City fanSteve Cooper has been coaching for a couple of decades, held the pro licence since the a…

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Daniel James’s exceptional pace will benefit United, says Solskjær

• United confirm signing of 21-year-old on five-year deal• James says it is ‘perfect club’ to continue his developmentOle Gunnar Solskjær has said that Daniel James’ “exceptional pace and work ethic” was one of the reasons Manchester United wanted to s…

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Daniel James joins Manchester United a huge prospect but with work to do

Flying forward was devastated when a move to Leeds collapsed but a remarkable FA Cup goal for Swansea changed everythingGraham Potter is not the sort to get carried away but as the questions about Daniel James kept coming, and the realisation that ever…

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Swansea fill managerial vacancy with England Under-17 coach Steve Cooper

• Cooper led under-17s to World Cup win in 2017• Mike Marsh, a former Liverpool coach, expected as No 2Steve Cooper is to become Swansea’s manager in a bold move by the Championship club. Cooper, who has never been in charge at first-team level and is …

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Manchester United set to seal £15m signing of Swansea winger Daniel James

• James having medical after fee rising to around £18m agreed• Wales international to be Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s first signingDaniel James is set to become Manchester United’s first signing of the summer after Swansea City accepted a fee that could rise …

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Premier League finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict

Club accounts for 2017-18 show Manchester United spent the most on wages while champions Manchester City had the third-highest billFinancial figures for 2017-18, for the 20 clubs who were in the Premier League during that season. All details from the m…

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Graham Potter is not a gamble, says Brighton’s owner Tony Bloom

• Bloom: ‘Quickly Graham became the outstanding candidate’• Potter: job is culmination of ‘14 years hard work and sacrifice’The Brighton & Hove Albion owner, Tony Bloom, has insisted Graham Potter’s appointment as manager does not constitute a risk…

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Graham Potter to leave Swansea for Brighton manager’s job

• Compensation figure over £2m agreed between clubs• Potter to take three of his backroom staff with himBrighton & Hove Albion are poised to confirm the appointment of Graham Potter as their new manager. After spending the last five days deliberati…

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Derby draw with Swansea as battle for final play-off place goes to last game

Wayne Routledge’s second-half equaliser denied Derby the win that would have all but booked their place in the Championship play-offs.Richard Keogh’s first-half header looked like giving Derby a three-point cushion – and healthy goal-difference advanta…

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Derby draw with Swansea as battle for final play-off place goes to last game

Wayne Routledge’s second-half equaliser denied Derby the win that would have all but booked their place in the Championship play-offs.Richard Keogh’s first-half header looked like giving Derby a three-point cushion – and healthy goal-difference advanta…

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FA Cup and Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend

Ross Barkley’s difficult return, VAR inconsistency in the FA Cup, Nuno Espírito Santo impresses and James Maddison’s classRoss Barkley would have known what kind of reception awaited him at Goodison Park: the type rained down on previous Everton escape…

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Pep Guardiola fears Manchester City injuries before ‘crazy’ fixtures

• Manager ‘prays’ for international players to return fit• Bernardo Silva calls on team to ‘make something special’Pep Guardiola is praying none of his Manchester City players return from international duty injured and feels those overlooked by their c…

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Sergio Agüero puts Man City into semi-final after fightback against Swansea

Manchester City clambered back from two goals down to take their place in the FA Cup semi-finals after Sergio Agüero came off the bench to snatch the winner. For so long Pep Guardiola’s grand plans of a quadruple again appeared in tatters until his sid…

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Swansea City v Manchester City: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

FA Cup quarter-final updates from the 5.20pm GMT kick-offGraham Potter: ‘Pep’s influenced by Cruyff. I had Brian Horton’ And feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 4.28pm GMT Swansea make just the one change to the team that went down 3-0 at t…

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Swansea’s Graham Potter: ‘Pep’s been influenced by Johan Cruyff. I had Brian Horton’

Before facing Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals, the manager discusses the job’s surprises and says he has been advised just to close his eyesGraham Potter is shaking his head. The Swansea manager has just been told that if you type his name…

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Swansea v Manchester City: match preview

Manchester City have to knockout the Championship’s 15th team to move a step closer to their first FA Cup win since 2011. They will do so unless Graham Potter can mastermind a stunning upset. Swansea have not beaten City since March 2012. Yet this is t…

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Emi Buendía powers Norwich back to summit but Forest miss out

• Norwich beat Hull 3-2 and Derby held 0-0 by Stoke at home• Forest beaten 3-1 by Villa and Boro lose to Preston 2-1Norwich leapfrogged Leeds at the top of the Championship after beating Hull 3-2 while Nottingham Forest, beaten 3-1 at home by Aston Vil…

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Norwich five points clear after Buendía thunderbolt comes out of the blue

Norwich had looked nothing like Championship leaders when Emi Buendía decided it was time to show Swansea just who they were dealing with.The half-time statistics had made gloomy reading for Norwich with no shots on target compared with the visitors’ f…

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FA Cup quarter-final draw: Manchester sides kept apart

• Manchester City face Swansea, United draw Wolves• Millwall v Brighton and Watford v Crystal PalaceBoth Manchester clubs were kept apart in the draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals.Manchester City will travel to Swansea for another trip to south Wales a…