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CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho eased concerns over a December fixture pile-up by masterminding a thrashing in Gelsenkirchen that guaranteed his team qualify for the Champions League last 16 as group winners.
DEFIANT Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists his continued selection of skipper Steven Gerrard is based purely on merit as the Reds prepare for their crunch Champions League clash with surprise package Ludogorets Razgrad tonight.
ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster has rewarded the players which arrested a deflating five-match losing streak against Samoa by last night naming an unchanged squad for Saturday’s concluding autumn fixture against Australia at Twickenham.
MANCHESTER City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists his team can tonight overcome a patchy start to the season and the suspension of key players to snatch Champions League survival from the brink of extinction.
ONE HAS overseen his club’s worst start to a league campaign for 32 years, the other has seen his team slip to 12th in the Premier League having finished second last season. Both have just suffered damaging defeats they’d rather forget.
CHELSEA boss Jose Mourinho has quashed speculation linking the Stamford Bridge club with a move for Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus as his side bid to seal Champions League progress against Roberto Di Matteo’s Schalke tonight.
One has overseen his club’s worst start to a league campaign for 32 years, the other has seen his team slip to 12th after finishing second last season. Both have just suffered damaging defeats they’d rather forget.
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AGGRIEVED Hull manager Steve Bruce accused Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen of getting Gaston Ramirez sent off after Spurs came from behind to continue their strong away form.
ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster admits the enterprising performance of George Ford against Samoa on Saturday has blown fly-half selection wide open ahead of the weekend’s final autumn clash with Australia at Twickenham.
RESURGENT England scrum-half Ben Youngs has dismissed any notion of having to take new boy George Ford under his wing when they reprise their half-back partnership against Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday.
ENGLAND skipper Alastair Cook insists the decision to drop power-hitting opener Alex Hales from today’s clash against Sri Lanka A does not end the expansive batsman’s hopes of featuring in next year’s World Cup.
AS CHATTY Man Alan Carr himself is wont to say: “What a week it’s been!” Well, what a week it has been for Andy Murray and everyone connected to the Barclays ATP Tour Finals at the O2. A week to forget.
WIGAN last night came under fire from equality campaigners after handing former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay a return to football despite an ongoing probe into claims he sent racist, homophobic and sexist text messages.
ENGLAND’S win over Scotland on Tuesday marks the end of their 2014 campaign and marks a good time to reflect on the state of Roy Hodgson’s team today. Who would be in his first XI, if everyone were fit, and how would they play?
ENGLAND forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes it is imperative the Three Lions exploit the ability of Jack Wilshere to conjure moments of inspiration after his Arsenal team-mate starred in Tuesday’s 3-1 victory over Scotland at Celtic Park.
ENGLAND football bosses have taken steps to ensure the Three Lions face top quality opposition ahead of the 2016 European Championships by announcing high-profile friendlies against world champions Germany and France.