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Manchester United beat Liverpool in League Cup

Steven Griffiths Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez ruined Luis Suarez's long-awaited return from suspension as the Mexican clinched a 1-0 win against Liverpool in the League Cup third round on Wednesday.

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Why Arsenal will not win the Premier League

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Alan Hansen Arsenal may be looking down on Chelsea and Manchester City from the top of the Premier League today, but they will not end the season as champions.

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Repeat of Celtic fairytale unlikely, but Brits should claim three spots

Alan Hansen Alan Hansen rates the chances of the five British representatives in the Champions League, which kicks off on Tuesday.

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Forget about signing strikers, Arsenal's problems begin at the back

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Alan Hansen Arsene Wenger has spent the summer trying - and so far failing - to add a £40million striker to his squad, but it took Aston Villa just 90 minutes to show where the Arsenal manager should really be...

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Chelsea extend lead at top, City sink Sunderland

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Steve Griffiths Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to four points with a 4-1 win against Norwich on Saturday, while champions Manchester City got back on track by crushing Sunderland 3-0.

Van Persie ignores flak from Gunners to fire United

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Jason Burt WITHOUT RVP this was RIP for Arsenal. Outplayed and outfought, their increasingly desperate plight was highlighted by the eagerness of defender Andre Santos to ask for Robin van Persie's shirt as the...

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Hernandez to the rescue as United move clear

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Tom Williams Half-time substitute Javier Hernandez scored twice and made another as Manchester United came from two goals down to win 3-2 at Aston Villa on Saturday and pull four points clear in the Premier...

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Five-goal City go top as Chelsea, United stumble

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Tom WIlliams Unexpected defeats for Chelsea and Manchester United allowed champions Manchester City to stroll into first place in the Premier League on Saturday by crushing Aston Villa 5-0.

City stares at second early exit from Champions League

Chris Wright Manchester City's first tilt at Champions League glory ended in a heartbreaking group stage exit a year ago from a tough group - though the club then went on to lift the English Premier League crown.

Six degrees of sackeration

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Shane Brady This season of football's favourite soap opera, "WestEnders", will be hard to top.

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Wenger defends embarrassing loss as Bradford celebrate

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Ian Baker LONDON: Arsene Wenger refused to criticise his Arsenal flops despite suffering one of the most humiliating nights of his career as League Two minnows Bradford beat the Gunners on penalties in the...

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Gunners thrash Reading thanks to Cazorla hat-trick

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Santi Cazorla scored a hat-trick to lift Arsenal's spirits as the Gunners bounced back from their League Cup humiliation with an emphatic 5-2 victory at Reading in the English Premier League.

Ferguson gives Pardew hairdryer treatment

Manchester United's Scottish manager Alex Ferguson reacts at the final whistle after their 4-3 win during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on December 26, 2012.  AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATESRESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ?live? services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications

Chris McKenna AN ANGRY Alex Ferguson launched a withering personal attack on Alan Pardew on Friday and described Newcastle United as a ''wee club in the north-east''.

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Goals galore for City, Arsenal as United win again

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Tom Williams Goals rained down on the Premier League on Saturday, with Arsenal beating Newcastle United 7-3 and champions Manchester City edging Norwich City 4-3 to keep pace with leaders Manchester United.

Walcott pulls the trigger as Gunners light up the night

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LONDON: Arsene Wenger cannot pass a microphone without being asked if he needs a new centre-forward. After this pell-mell display he has his answer.

Wigan romp keeps Man U clear in title race

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Tom Williams LONDON: Manchester United have kept a firm grip on the Premier League title race by sweeping to a 4-0 win at Wigan Athletic on the first day of the year to maintain their seven-point lead.

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Liverpool's Suarez in new handball controversy

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Mark Ogden Luis Suarez sparked a new handball storm by helping Liverpool edge non-league Mansfield Town 2-1 in the FA Cup third round on Sunday, after Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw by Swansea City.

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United and Arsenal through to FA Cup fourth round

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Wayne Rooney marked his first Manchester United appearance since December 23 with the only goal of the game as they beat West Ham 1-0 in a FA Cup third round replay at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

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Giroud fires five-star Arsenal in Hammers rout

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Steve Griffiths Olivier Giroud helped Arsenal silence their critics as the France striker's double inspired a much-needed 5-1 victory over West Ham on Wednesday.

Wenger guns for clean-up

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Jeremy Wilson ARSENE WENGER has issued a stark wake-up call to football authorities over the issues of doping and match-fixing, claiming that sport has become ''full of legends who are in fact cheats''.