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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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Mark Hughes sacked as Stoke manager after Cup exit

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mark Hughes was sacked as Stoke manager just hours after his struggling side’s shock FA Cup third round defeat at minnows Coventry on Saturday. Hughes was already on the brink of being dismissed prior to the 2-1 loss at fourth-tier Coventry following a miserable …

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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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Weah invites Wenger for Liberia swearing-in ceremony

Wenger compares George Weah’s life to film script London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Arsene Wenger has compared the life of George Weah to a film script following his former player’s election as president of Liberia. Weah, who played for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan during a glittering career, …

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Salah goes from Chelsea flop to African king

Accra, Ghana | AFP |  It took Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah just three years to transform from a Chelsea reject to being crowned African Player of the Year in Ghana Thursday. Salah failed to blossom after moving from Swiss outfit Basel to Stamford Bridge, leading to him being …

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Egypt’s Salah favourite to complete awards hat-trick

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Liverpool star Mohamed Salah hopes to add the African Player of the Year award in Ghana Thursday to his rapidly expanding collection of individual honours. The Egyptian, scorer of 23 goals in all competitions midway through his first season at Anfield, has been voted BBC …

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United lift Mourinho, Liverpool leave it late

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United put a smile back on Jose Mourinho’s face as fine goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard sealed a 2-0 win over Everton, while Liverpool left it late to snatch a 2-1 victory at Burnley on Monday. Martial started in the absence …

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Lingard beauty gives United New Year cheer

Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho’s disappointing end to 2017 was quickly forgotten as goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard earned Manchester United an impressive 2-0 victory against Everton at Goodison Park on Monday. The New Year’s Day win lifted United back into second place in the …

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Pogba urges misfiring Man Utd to ‘wake up’

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Paul Pogba has called on Manchester United to “wake up” after a third straight draw over the Christmas period saw them slip behind Chelsea in the Premier League table. Draws against Leicester and Burnley either side of Christmas severely undermined United’s status as challengers …

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