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Holman distraught over fall from favour at Aston Villa

Sebastian Hassett TOKYO: Brett Holman has revealed his despair at seeing his English Premier League dream with Aston Villa turn into a nightmare, saying the club's manager, Paul Lambert, still won't talk to him.

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Holman leaves Aston Villa for Dubai club

Brett Holman.

Key Socceroos attacking midfielder Brett Holman is set to leave English Premier League side Aston Villa after penning a deal with Dubai club Al Nasr.

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Returning Luis Suarez sends Liverpool second

Luis Suarez.

Tom Williams Luis Suarez crowned his Premier League return with a brace as Liverpool won 3-1 at bottom club Sunderland on Sunday to climb to second place in the table.

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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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Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur breeze through League Cup ties

Juan Mata

Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur breezed into the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday, while Sunderland began life without Paolo Di Canio by beating Peterborough United.

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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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Chelsea stop rot, go top as Liverpool flop

Tom Williams Chelsea ended a run of four winless games to beat Fulham 2-0 and move to the top of the Premier League on Saturday, after Southampton stunned previous leaders Liverpool.

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Paolo di Canio sacked by Sunderland

Julian Guyer Paolo di Canio was sacked as manager of English Premier League basement club Sunderland on Sunday after just seven months in charge of the north-east side.

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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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Manchester City knocked out of League Cup

Roberto Mancini.

Steve Griffiths London: Manchester City suffered a surprise exit from the League Cup on Tuesday as Aston Villa clinched a 4-2 third round win at Eastlands, while Chelsea welcomed back controversial captain John...

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Heskey arrives and is raring to go

English footballer Emile Heskey arrives at Sydney Airport ready to play for the Newcastle Jets. Photo Peter Rae Friday 28 September 2012

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Sebastian Hassett It was hardly on par with the reception that greeted Alessandro Del Piero’s entry but Emile Heskey’s arrival at Sydney Airport still managed to prove the value of star power this morning.

Stars have aligned, so let the good times roll

Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett IN TRUTH, last A-League season was meant to be the most eagerly awaited of all. Harry Kewell had landed at Melbourne Victory, Brett Emerton had signed with Sydney FC and domestic football hadn't...

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Osieck has turned to past to plan future, says Holman

Brett Holman

Sebastian Hassett DOHA: After a rocky year for the Socceroos, midfielder Brett Holman says coach Holger Osieck has challenged the team to rediscover the fluid style of play that was a highlight of the German's first...

Chelsea powers on to retain handy lead

Steve Douglas Chelsea maintained its flying start to the English Premier League by beating Tottenham 4-2 away to preserve a four-point lead at the top of the ladder, while Manchester City needed a last-gasp winner...

At home with Mark Bosnich

Mark Bosnich

Jo Casamento He fell out of love with 'everything' after his football career ended in disgrace, but now, as a father, life couldn't be better.

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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...

Woe for Terry as Chelsea held, Man City goes second

Chelsea's John Terry and Liverpool's Luis Suarez

John Terry scored a goal on his comeback but went off injured as Chelsea drew 1-1 with Liverpool, allowing Manchester City to go second in the Premier League by beating Tottenham Hotspur.

Heavyweights muscle up while battlers try to avoid knockout blow

Joe Hart

Julian Guyer LONDON: The battle for the English Premier League title might be compelling, with three heavyweights in contention, but the fight to avoid relegation from the top flight is almost as fierce.

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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.