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Rejuvenated Swansea stun Arsenal – Liverpool cruise

LONDON, Jan 31, (AFP): Petr Cech’s howler rocked Arsenal as they crashed to a shock 3-1 defeat at Swansea, while Liverpool cruised to victory over Huddersfield on Tuesday. Arsenal goalkeeper Cech’s miscued attempt to clear allowed Jordan Ayew to slot home Swansea’s second goal at the Liberty Stadium. It was …

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Alaves furious as Barcelona survive scare – Coutinho struggles

BARCELONA, Jan 29, (RTRS): Alaves players were left furious after their 2-1 defeat by Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Sunday, believing they should have been awarded a late penalty. John Guidetti’s strike put the Basques ahead but late goals by Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi turned the game around …

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Man City down title rivals Man Utd – Leaders 11 pts clear

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 10, (AFP): Manchester United’s defensive deficiencies gifted Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City a 2-1 derby victory on Sunday that allowed them to establish a massive 11-point lead in the Premier League. Romelu Lukaku was United’s fall guy, his failure to clear two set-pieces enabling David Silva and …

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Bale leads Real into next round of Copa – Malaga eliminated, Leganes advance

MADRID, Nov 29, (AP): Gareth Bale needed only a few minutes to help Real Madrid secure a spot in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday. Bale came off the bench after a long injury layoff to set up two goals and help Madrid’s reserves secure a …

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Real’s title hopes ‘fade’ further after derby draw

MADRID, Nov 19, (RTRS): Liga champions Real Madrid suffered another dent in their hopes of defending the title as they drew 0-0 at Atletico Madrid in the first local derby at the Wanda Metropolitano, an encounter high on intensity and passion but low on quality. Atletico were gifted a glorious …

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Chelsea derail Man United title bid – Everton snatch win

LONDON, Nov 5, (Agencies): Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata condemned Jose Mourinho to another damaging defeat against his former club as the champions clinched a crucial 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday. Morata rewarded an enterprising display from Antonio Conte’s side when the Spain striker headed home early in the …

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Jubilation in Egypt after WC berth

CAIRO, Oct 9, (RTRS): Egypt’s capital crackled with fireworks and blared with horns as the soccer-crazy country reached the World Cup for the first time in 28 years as rare scenes of joy took hold of city blocks celebrating a 2-1 victory over Congo. Winger Mohamed Salah scored twice, securing …

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City underline title credentials – Chelsea fall

LONDON, Sept 30, (AFP): Match-winner Kevin De Bruyne came back to haunt former club Chelsea as Manchester City defeated the Premier League champions 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to reclaim top spot. De Bruyne, who left Chelsea for Wolfsburg in January 2014, struck from outside the box midway through …

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Zidane hails Bale, CR7 after Real historic win – ‘Tremendous game at Dortmund’

DORTMUND, Germany, Sept 27, (AFP): Zinedine Zidane praised goal-scorers Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, who netted twice in a 3-1 victory as Real Madrid finally claimed a Champions League win at Borussia Dortmund. Ronaldo marked his 150th European game with second-half goals after Bale’s stunning early volley gave Real the …

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Chelsea edge Leicester for third successive win – Morata, Kante on target

LEICESTER, United Kingdom, Sept 9, (AFP): A rare N’Golo Kante goal on his return to Leicester gave Premier League champions Chelsea a 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. Kante struck five minutes after half-time with a low shot that appeared to take City keeper Kasper Schmeichel by …

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