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Petr Cech: Arsenal need to start games better

Petr Cech admits Arsenal need to address their slow starts in the Premier League. The Gunners fell behind early at Southampton as Charlie Austin gave the hosts a third-minute league following some indecisive Arsenal defending. Eight days earlier Arsene Wenger’s side found themselves 2-0 down to Manchester United with just 11 minutes on the clock. United went on to win ...

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Paul Clement: Away teams should celebrate in an appropriate manner

Paul Clement thinks victory celebrations should not antagonise defeated opponents as his Swansea side get set to welcome Premier League leaders Manchester City on Wednesday. Clement’s comments came as the Football Association gave Manchester United and Manchester City until Wednesday to reply to a request for observations following reports of ugly scenes after City’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford on ...

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Chelsea v Barcelona past meetings

Premier League champions Chelsea have been drawn to face Barcelona in the Champions League last-16. Here Press Association Sport looks at previous Champions League meetings between the sides. Blues battle through adversity – 2011/12 semi-finals (Chelsea won 3-2 on aggregate) Fernando Torres scored a crucial late goal for Chelsea in the Nou Camp (Stephen Pond/Empics) Chelsea won 1-0 at Stamford ...

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Arsenal to play Ostersund and Celtic to face Zenit St Peterburg in Europa League

Arsenal will face Ostersund and their English manager Graham Potter in the last 32 of the Europa League. Monday’s draw paired Arsene Wenger’s men with the Swedish side, o former York defender Potter has taken from the fourth division to the top-ranked Allsvenskan in six years. The 42-year-old has earned comparisons with Roy Hodgson – o himself managed in Scandinavia ...

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Barca restore five-point lead at summit after beating Villarreal

Barcelona seized on the second-half dismissal of Dani Raba to beat Villarreal 2-0 and restore their five-point lead at the top of LaLiga on Sunday night. Ernesto Valverde’s men had struggled to break down their opponents at the Estadio de la Ceramica until Raba’s dismissal on the hour for a foul on Sergio Busquets changed the course of the game. ...

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Giroud not for sale in January, insists Arsenal boss Wenger

Arsene Wenger insists Olivier Giroud will not be sold in January as he looks to give the striker more Premier League minutes after his late leveller at Southampton. The France international is yet to start a league game for the Gunners this season but scored an 88th-minute equaliser off the bench as Arsenal salvaged a point in a 1-1 draw ...

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Dortmund sack coach Peter Bosz after dreadful run

Borussia Dortmund have sacked coach Peter Bosz after their winless run stretched to 12 games in all competitions with Saturday’s home defeat to Werder Bremen. The club announced the news in a press conference on Sunday, carried on their social media channels. Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said: “Last night, in a conversation with Peter Bosz, we decided that we ...

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Bournemouth wait for answers on Palace penalties

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe said his club will “await feedback” after complaining to the match officials about both penalty awards in their 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Wilfried Zaha drew contact from goalkeeper Asmir Begovic for the first-half penalty that Luka Milivojevic converted, before Christian Benteke then failed with his spot-kick in second-half injury time. Howe admitted Bournemouth ...

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Premier League leaders Manchester City open up 11-point gap after derby triumph

Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City opened up an eye-watering double-digit lead over rivals Manchester United after Nicolas Otamendi fired Pep Guardiola’s men to derby victory. The much-anticipated 175th Manchester derby was comfortably the biggest game of the Premier League season, such was the need for Jose Mourinho’s Reds to claw back their swashbuckling rivals. But the gap between table-topping ...

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Norwich 3-1 Sheff Wed – 09-Dec-2017 : Match Report

Norwich secure first home win in three months by beating Sheffield Wednesday Norwich’s long wait for a home win finally ended as they came from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 in an hard-fought Sky Bet Championship contest at Carrow Road. Second-half goals from James Maddison, Timm Klose and Nelson Oliveira – the latter from a penalty deep into stoppage ...

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