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England FA sacks manager Sam Allardyce

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Sam Allardyce has left his role as England manager by mutual consent, the Football Association (FA) announced on Tuesday. Allardyce and the FA felt his position was untenable after he was caught making a series of controversial comments in an embarrassing newspaper sting. “The FA …

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Five things we learnt in the Premier League

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League leaders Manchester City maintained their perfect start under Pep Guardiola as Manchester United returned to winning ways against champions Leicester City. Here are five things we learnt this weekend.   No Rooney, no problem for Man United The Manchester United team sheet …

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Wenger anniversary underlines slipping standards

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Arsene Wenger memorably announced his arrival as a revolutionary force in England by banning his players from eating sweets, but the Arsenal manager’s reign has turned increasingly sour as he marks the 20th anniversary of his appointment. Arguably the most significant agent of change …

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Toure won’t play until he says sorry – Guardiola

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Yaya Toure will not play again for Manchester City until the player’s camp apologises for comments made by his agent, manager Pep Guardiola vowed on Tuesday. Dimitri Seluk accused the City manager of “humiliating” Toure, 33, by leaving him out of the club’s Champions …

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A LOSS: United write off £6.7m Schweinsteiger

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United have written off Bastian Schweinsteiger as an “exceptional” multi-million pound item in their latest published accounts now that the Germany international has been sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho. The 32-year-old joined United from Bayern Munich before the start of last season when …

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Football: Mourinho and Guardiola barbs down the years

London, United Kingdom | AFP |   Once upon a time, when their paths crossed at Barcelona, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola got on quite well. But all that changed as they went on to become two of the most successful coaches in world football. Ahead of the mouthwatering Manchester …

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Hull stun champs Leicester, Guardiola makes winning start

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Hull 2 Leicester 1 Burnley 0 Swansea 1 Crystal Palace 0 West Brom 1 Everton 1  Tottenham 1 Manchester City 2  Sunderland 1 Middlesbrough 1 Stoke 1 Southampton 1 Watford 1 Playing Sunday Bournemouth v Manchester United Arsenal v Liverpool Playing Monday Chelsea v …

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Five facts on Sam Allardyce

London, United Kingdom | AFP | AFP Sport picks out five facts on Sam Allardyce who is expected to be named the new England manager on Thursday: Big Sam Blunt talking is his style — reflected in his autobiography ‘Big Sam’ — and no surprise after a playing career where …

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