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That was my last game, we lost an FA Cup final [against Chelsea in 2007]. United are in FA Cup third round action on Saturday when they host Reading . That's important for them because they need more game time. United are unlikely to splash huge sums of cash on new players given the nature of the January market and the as yet undecided long term managerial situation, but remain linked with several centre-back targets including Diego Godin, Kalidou Koulibaly and Toby Alderweireld.
  • 'I’m protecting my team-mates' - Van Dijk explains Sokratis confrontation

    'I’m protecting my team-mates' - Van Dijk explains Sokratis confrontation

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    Van Dijk has arguably been one of the most important factors in Liverpool's current impressive lead in the title race, offering stability and a commanding presence at the heart of defence. He added: "We were nearly ideal, we conceded the goal and that was the only thing. That was the only thing", said Van Dijk. "After this we can now focus on the City game".
  • Moses Set To Get Chelsea Recall For Crystal Palace Clash

    Moses Set To Get Chelsea Recall For Crystal Palace Clash

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    The Spaniard suffered the injury during the first half of Chelsea's Boxing Day win at Watford . "I think we can repeat the 4-5-1 they played against City". "So I think it's very hard to play here, but I think it's fantastic". "He is a great player", Sarri continued. Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri has disclosed that his side will be without the likes of forwards, Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi when they tackle Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the Premier League fixture on Sunday ...
  • Golfer Jyoti Randhawa arrested for poaching charges in UP

    Golfer Jyoti Randhawa arrested for poaching charges in UP

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    They are in the custody of Motipur Range forest officials. The officer said a luxury SUV vehicle with registration number HR-26 DN-4299 was also seized from the golfer whose full name is Jyotinder Singh Randhawa. "Randhawa has been known for his inclination towards poaching and even Nawab Shafat Ali Khan and his son Asghar are known for the same but the Maharashtra Forest Department involved them in the T1 operation".
  • Man dies during clashes ahead of Inter-Napoli match

    Man dies during clashes ahead of Inter-Napoli match

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    But there was also punishment for Koulibaly , who will have to serve a two-match ban after he was sent off for sarcastically applauding the referee. "We asked three times to do something but it just went on". Napoli played Inter Milan in a Serie A match on Wednesday night, in a game that saw Inter defeat Napoli 1-0 following a late goal. After that, the game only really flared into life again after Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was sent off in the 81st minute in weird ...
  • DJ Swearinger blasts Jay Gruden, who released him for blasting coach

    DJ Swearinger blasts Jay Gruden, who released him for blasting coach

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    Still, he was surprised, he said, that it led to his release from the team. "I$3 understand it wasn't my role to call out the defensive coaches even though we had a relationship", Swearinger said. He was claimed by the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday. On Monday morning, Christmas Eve, the Redskins released Swearinger , ending a brief, but wildly entertaining tenure in Washington.
  • Boxing Day Test: India on top after frustrating day two for Australia

    Boxing Day Test: India on top after frustrating day two for Australia

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    Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates his century with Virat Kohli as India piled on the runs in the first session of day two. Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli stamped their authority on Day 2, but the hosts hit back quite strongly after lunch as they picked up both the set batsmen in a matter of minutes.
  • Very Interesting - Claude Puel Sees Encouraging Signs Ahead of Manchester City Visit

    Very Interesting - Claude Puel Sees Encouraging Signs Ahead of Manchester City Visit

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    How good a team we are. "We have enough points to be champions, but the other teams make more, they are better than us at the moment", he said. If not, it will not be possible'. To compound Manchester City fans' woes, rivals Manchester United recorded a comfortable 3-1 win over Huddersfield at Old Trafford - their second win in two games under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho.
  • Shorthanded Celtics fall to Suns for second straight loss

    Shorthanded Celtics fall to Suns for second straight loss

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    Morris should be returning soon, but the Celtics are being cautious with Horford while Baynes figures to be out for at least a month and maybe longer, leaving the Celtics with Daniel Theis and rookie Robert Williams up front. So that means delivering it on time , actually trying on certain possessions. "And when we don't we're clearly not". Once the doors finally opened, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum each explained the team had an open discussion that included some members of the ...
  • Pochettino: Spurs can battle for title but we must remain consistent

    Pochettino: Spurs can battle for title but we must remain consistent

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    Their current run of four successive victories equals their best of the campaign and their manager is keen for them to avoid any slip-ups which may interfere with that, starting at home to Bournemouth on Boxing Day. "I think Jurgen Klopp looks like a dream to work for and we're talking about Manchester United - that's a manager that Manchester United need to get in - that style and that philosophy".
  • Wolves v Liverpool: Van Dijk played through illness

    Wolves v Liverpool: Van Dijk played through illness

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    The Reds - who have now won seven league games in a row - move four points clear of Manchester City at least until tomorrow, when the defending champions take on Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium. It was a good game, a deserved win'. Van Dijk overcame illness to deliver an outstanding performance against Wolves that earned the acclaim of his manager and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher.
  • Cardiff boss Warnock backs Solskjaer for permanent Man United job

    Cardiff boss Warnock backs Solskjaer for permanent Man United job

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    Solskjaer was then asked to describe the club to those who might need initiation to Manchester United . "But to get to know the players and think "what can I improve them on" - that's my job", he explained to the press. "With the amount of games coming up, they have got a chance to show that they are Manchester United players". He oversaw Cardiff's relegation from the top flight during that time but he said he is now better prepared to be a Premier League manager.
  • Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton expected to miss remainder of season

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton expected to miss remainder of season

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    In his place, backup Taylor Heinicke will see game time, as Kyle Allen fills his spot on the sidelines. So, what is there to make a Panthers fan bother watching the final two regular season games besides blind loyalty, and what, if anything, can the Panthers hope to get out of these games for 2019 and beyond? Rivera added: "We had the opportunity to visit with the doctors, the trainers and Cam himself".
  • Manny Machado concludes free agency tour by visiting Philadelphia Phillies

    Manny Machado concludes free agency tour by visiting Philadelphia Phillies

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    If nothing else, this report acknowledges that while Machado may have his preferred destination, the dollars and years offered will mean much more to him. There have been rumors all offseason that Philadelphia will land either Machado or Bryce Harper , and all indications are that the Phillies would choose the star infielder if they had to pick one.