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Rooney returns to sink Palace, Everton stun Mourinho

Steven Griffiths Wayne Rooney returned to give Manchester United manager David Moyes his maiden win at Old Trafford as the champions beat Crystal Palace 2-0, while Jose Mourinho suffered the first Premier League...

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Breakthrough night for Moyes at Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney

Paul Hayward Wayne Rooney's 200th goal for Manchester United eased the team's new manager, David Moyes, into the wonderland of Champions League football, where he faces a test far more exotic than the quest to...

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Moyes won't panic despite neighbourhood quash

Manchester United's Scottish manager David Moyes arrives for the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on September 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

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Paul Hayward The handover was never going to be velvet. Despite the apparent smoothness of the transition from Alex Ferguson to David Moyes it was delusional to expect Manchester United's new manager immediately...

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Manchester United manager David Moyes ready for the school of hard knocks

David Moyes

Henry Winter David Moyes believes Manchester United may suffer more defeats like the 4-1 thrashing by Manchester City and that he will continue "to take the punches" as he changes a team in "transition".

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Van Persie sends United to top as Chelsea and City stumble

Robin van Persie.

Julian Guyer Robin van Persie piled on the misery for former club Arsenal as Manchester United went top of the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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Hernandez to the rescue as United move clear

Javier Hernandez of Manchester United celebrates with  team-mate Luis Antonio Valencia.

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...

Man Utd eye chance to tighten title grip

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26:  Jonny Evans of Manchester United leaps into the air to celebrate after scoring his teams first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford December 26, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tom Williams MANCHESTER UNITED will aim to put more daylight between themselves and Manchester City when they host West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League.

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Goals galore for City, Arsenal as United win again

Theo Walcott.

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.

City's Mancini rages at ref after Nasri send-off

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NORWICH: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini claims his team is being victimised by officials after Samir Nasri was sent off for a headbutt in the champion's 4-3 win at Norwich.

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Ba brilliance keeps Chelsea Cup affair alive

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Manchester United's English defender Chris Smalling (R) vies with Chelsea's Senegalese striker Demba Ba (L) during their English FA Cup quarter final replay football match at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK  
                                                                                                             
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Henry Winter Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Manchester United is a result that lends lustre to a strange season.

Manchester United flying high on top as City falters

Steve Griffiths Wayne Rooney fired Manchester United to the top of the English Premier League as the champion defeated 10-man West Bromwich Albion 2-0 to take full advantage of Manchester City's 1-0 loss at Swansea...

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Rooney keeps United on target with winner

Manchester United's English forward Wayne Rooney (L) vies with Athletic Bilbao's Spanish midfielder Javi Mart?nez (R) during an UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg football match between Manchester United and Athletico Bilbao at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on March 8 2012.   AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

Neil Johnson Wayne Rooney kept Manchester United on course for a record 20th title after hitting the winner in a 1-0 win over Fulham at Old Trafford on Monday.

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A city disunited for heavyweights' title fight

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In the first Manchester derby, with the clubs in nascent form back in 1881, Newton Heath were helped on their way to victory when the ball ''was put through the West Gorton goal by one of their own...

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Ferdinand out of England Euro squad

Rio Ferdinand

Veteran defender Rio Ferdinand was the highest-profile casualty on Wednesday as England manager Roy Hodgson unveiled his squad for the European Championships.

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England bundled out of Euros as penalty curse continues

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Alessandro Diamanti scored the decisive penalty kick on Sunday to give Italy a 4-2 shootout win over England and a spot in the European Championship semi-finals.

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England baffled by shootout's mental mystery

You either have it in you to be a penalty taker or you don't according to England manager Roy Hodgson.

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Ronaldo's date with mates

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2012 group B match between Portugal and Netherlands at Metalist Stadium on June 17, 2012 in Kharkov, Ukraine.

Alberto Bravo Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will find himself in the unenviable position tomorrow morning of having to confront both his closest rivals and some of his best friends.