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Pablo Zabaleta expects City to keep pressure on Arsenal

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has warned his team-mates they can't afford to rest on their laurels as the Premier League title race heats up. City kept the pressure on leaders Arsenal with a 2-1 win over title rivals Liverpool on Thursday,…
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Liverpool manager asked to explain City ref rant

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been asked by the Football Association to explain his controversial comments about referee Lee Mason following his side's defeat against Manchester City. Rodgers questioned the decision to appoint Mason for Liverpool…
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Vincent Tan slams sacked Cardiff boss Mackay

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan admitted he sacked manager Malky Mackay on Friday because the Scot was airing the Premier League club's "dirty linen" in public. Mackay's acrimonious departure was the inevitable result of his turbulent relationship with Malaysian…
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Stoke manager Hughes charged after touchline dismissal

Stoke manager Mark Hughes was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association on Friday following his touchline dismissal at Newcastle. Hughes was sent to the stands by referee Martin Atkinson during Stoke's 5-1 thrashing at St James' Park…
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Bastia lining up Djibril Cisse deal

Much-travelled French striker Djibril Cisse looks set to return to France after having transfer talks with Corsican side Bastia. The 32-year-old international forward has been playing at Kuban Krasnodar in the Russian Premier League since July, but…
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England stifle Aussie batsmen to control Ashes Test

England strangled Australia's batting to seize control of the fourth Ashes Test on a low-scoring second day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday. The beleaguered tourists, with the Ashes already lost, boosted their chances of averting a 5-0 series…
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Liverpool manager faces rap over ‘Manchester City’ ref

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers faces FA action, and a possible disrepute charge, after complaining about referee Lee Mason in the wake of his team's 2-1 defeat at Manchester City. Mason, who did appear to make errors on a number of key decisions…
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Manchester United belief gives Moyes title hope

Manchester United manager David Moyes believes his side's traditionally strong spirit means they cannot be discounted from the Premier League title race. United battled back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Hull City on Thursday and record their third consecutive…
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Hazard strikes as Chelsea edge Swansea

Chelsea remain within two points of top spot in the Premier League after Eden Hazard's first-half goal secured a 1-0 victory over Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Thursday. Hazard's effort proved the difference between the teams, but Chelsea's failure…
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Ramsey injury mars Arsenal win

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will miss the rest of the Christmas schedule after suffering a thigh injury in his side's 3-1 win at West Ham on Thursday. Ramsey has been a key figure in Arsenal's surprise challenge for the Premier League title and…