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Martial, United make Leicester wait – Hair-raising moment for reporter as Van Gaal makes point

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 1, (AFP): Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City must wait to complete their fairytale Premier League title quest after being held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Foxes needed three points to win the league for the first time, but with …

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Legendary Indian footballer visits Kuwait – Goans, Keralites always been dynamic footballers: Arnold

KUWAIT CITY, May 1: Ask football fans to name the best ever Indian midfielder, and chances are they will come up with the name Arnold Rodrigues, even if they are too young to have ever seen him play. The name speaks volumes about the legend. Many considered Arnold one of …

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Juve celebrate title in Turin – Milan hit back, Balotelli misses penalty

MILAN, May 1, (Agencies): Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri kept his cool as the Italian giants celebrated their fifth consecutive title in Turin with a convincing 2-0 win over Carpi to leave them teetering on the edge of relegation. Brazilian midfielder Hernanes hit his maiden goal for Juve to give the …

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Barca await Real, Atletico Europe hangover – Ronaldo to miss third straight game

MADRID, April 29, (AFP): Barcelona hold the slightest of advantages in a thrilling three-way La Liga title race with just three games remaining ahead of their trip to Real Betis on Saturday. The Catalans lead Atletico Madrid solely thanks to their better head-to-head record with Real Madrid just a point …

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Villarreal strike late, dent Liverpool hopes – Sevilla well placed for Europa final again

VILA-REAL, Spain, April 29, (AFP): Adrian Lopez’s stoppage-time winner put Villarreal on the verge of reaching their first ever Cup final with a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday. A game of few chances was decided by a brilliant goal at …

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Ice-cool Martial sends Man U to final – Everton fall

LONDON, April 23, (AFP): French forward Anthony Martial scored a nerveless stoppage-time winner as Manchester United edged Everton 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday to reach their first FA Cup final since 2007. Martial set up Marouane Fellaini to score against his former club in the 34th minute, but after United goalkeeper …

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Bale rescues Ronaldo-less Real Madrid at Rayo – Zidane rests key players with eye on CL semis 1st leg

MADRID, April 23, (AFP): Gareth Bale struck twice to inspire a Real Madrid fightback from two goals down to win 3-2 at Rayo Vallecano. Without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, Real’s title hopes looked in tatters when early goals from Adrian Embarba and Miku put Rayo 2-0 in front. However, Bale’s powerful header …

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Spurs happy to play catch up, Kane warns Leicester – Third-placed Arsenal have little margin for error

LONDON, April 22, (AFP): Harry Kane has warned leaders Leicester that title-chasing Tottenham are happy to play catch up as the race for the Premier League crown enters the final furlong. For the second weekend in a row, second placed Tottenham, who host West Bromwich Albion on Monday, kick off …

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Man U, Reds fire European hopes – West Ham fine season continues as Everton crushed in derby

LONDON, April 21, (AFP): Matteo Darmian inspired Manchester United to victory over Crystal Palace and Liverpool crushed derby rivals Everton 4-0 as both teams enhanced their chances of securing European football on Wednesday. Italian right-back Darmian scored his first goal for United and created an own goal for Damien Delaney as …

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Arsenal seek top-four spark against West Brom – Pulis urges players to make the most of successive away games

LONDON, April 20, (AFP): Arsenal’s quivering tightrope walk towards their Premier League top-four objective resumes this Thursday when West Bromwich Albion visit the Emirates Stadium in a re-arranged fixture. Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace saw Arsene Wenger’s side slip to fourth place and left them with precious little …

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