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Sanchez sparkles as United progress in FA Cup

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Alexis Sanchez shone in a winning Manchester United debut on Friday after a thumping 4-0 win at the humble ground of lower-league Yeovil Town eased Jose Mourinho’s team into the fifth round of the FA Cup. The Chile international was named in the starting …

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‘Top player’ Sanchez in Man Utd FA Cup squad

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Thursday hailed new signing Alexis Sanchez as one of the “best attacking players in the world”, confirming he will be in the squad to face Yeovil in the FA Cup. United travel to the fourth-tier club on Friday …

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Hodgson praises VAR system after English debut

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson praised the video assistant referee (VAR) system after its debut in English competitive football following initial confusion around Brighton’s winning goal. Brighton’s Glenn Murray scored a late winner in the home side’s 2-1 FA Cup third-round defeat of Palace on …

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Arsenal dumped out of FA Cup, Leeds shocked

London, United Kingdom | AFP | FA Cup holders Arsenal were sensationally dumped out of the competition by Nottingham Forest on Sunday, joining Leeds United as big-name casualties on a day of shocks. Elsewhere, West Ham stayed alive with a goalless draw at Shrewsbury and Tottenham scored three goals in …

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Conte brands Mourinho “a little man” as feud escalates

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Antonio Conte labelled Jose Mourinho “a little man” as the Chelsea manager’s feud with the Manchester United boss escalated following his team’s FA Cup goalless draw against Norwich on Saturday. Conte and Mourinho have exchanged increasingly bitter barbs over the course of this season …

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Aguero lifts City in FA Cup, Hughes’ Stoke crash

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 4-1 win over Burnley in the FA Cup, while Mark Hughes is fighting to remain Stoke boss after a 2-1 loss at minnows Coventry on Saturday. While City strolled into the fourth round, Chelsea face an unwanted …

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Klopp hails new signing Van Dijk after debut goal

Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed new signing Virgil van Dijk after the world’s most expensive defender scored a late winner against Everton in a dream debut on Friday. The £75 million ($102 million, 85 million euros) signing from Southampton scored with his head in …

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Lingard stunner propels Man Utd to FA Cup win

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jesse Lingard’s latest wonder strike and substitute Romelu Lukaku’s late effort secured Manchester United a 2-0 victory over Championship high-fliers Derby in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday. Both attempts, which came in the final six minutes, were worthy of a …

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Mertesacker returns to inspire Arsenal’s Cup glory

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Over a year after Per Mertesacker last started for Arsenal, the German defender came in from the cold to provide the inspiration for his side’s dramatic FA Cup final victory over Chelsea on Saturday. With Arsenal’s defence ravaged by injury and suspension, Gunners boss Arsene …

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