Categories Archives: Football / Soccer

Allardyce ‘onto second choices’

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has revealed he is already attempting to recruit his second-choice transfer targets after being frustrated in his attempts to sign players he preferred. Allardyce secured the £12m arrival of Jeffrey Schlupp from those he

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Ibra: Nobody like Rooney

Zlatan Ibrahimovic cannot understand why record-breaking Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney is so unappreciated and undervalued. On Saturday, the 31-year-old broke United’s all-time scoring record in sumptuous fashion, bending home an exceptio

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La Liga: Sevilla keep heat on Real

Sevilla’s push for the La Liga title continued with a thrilling late 4-3 victory at Osasuna. Franco Vazquez and Pablo Sarabia scored in the final 10 minutes to keep the pressure on Zinedine Zidane’s leaders, who are a point ahead of Sevilla ha

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Rooney ‘committed’ to United

Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney says that he remains committed to the club. The 31-year-old forward has been linked with a big-money move to the Chinese Super League but implied that he would not be going anywhere while

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Costa’s crucial comeback

We assess Diego Costa’s Chelsea comeback after he returned to the starting line-up with a goal and a man-of-the-match performance in their 2-0 win over Hull City at Stamford Bridge… Diego Costa is rarely far from the headlines, but even by his sta

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Hosts Gabon exit AFCON

Burkina Faso and Cameroon booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday as hosts Gabon crashed out. Gabon were held to a 0-0 draw by Cameroon in Libreville, and their opponents went through to the last eight as runners-up

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MSN on target in Barca rout

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all scored in Barcelona’s 4-0 rout at Eibar on Sunday evening. Denis Suarez’s first ever goal for Barcelona fired the visitors in front at half-time before the famed front-three did the damage after the bre

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‘Chelsea are a level above’

Chelsea are a level above other Premier League teams because they do not look vulnerable, even when playing badly, says Graeme Souness. Chelsea earned a hard-fought 2-0 win over Hull on Super Sunday, thanks to goals from Gary Cahill and the returning Dieg

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Dortmund sign ‘new Zlatan’

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of the ‘new Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ Alexander Isak from Swedish side AIK Solna. The 17-year-old, who has been compared to the former Sweden captain and Manchester United striker in his homeland, had been li

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‘Palace must pay going rate’

Sam Allardyce admits Crystal Palace may have to pay whatever is necessary if they identify the “right player” during the January transfer window. Allardyce revealed following his side’s goalless FA Cup third round draw at Bolton on Satur

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