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Arsenal fans should not boo Fabregas; it’s Wenger’s fault he’s not a Gunner today

Arsenal fans should not boo Fabregas; it’s Wenger’s fault he’s not a Gunner today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Love stories, albeit beautiful, can go horribly wrong at times. Heartbreak is followed by indifference, before hatred comes along. Just like so many different aspects of life, love and hate are seen in football as well. Cesc Fabregas joined Arsenal in 2003...
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Feilhaber scores in stoppage time; Sporting KC ties Houston

HOUSTON (AP) Benny Feilhaber scored from distance in stoppage time and Sporting Kansas City rallied to tie the Houston Dynamo 4-4 on Saturday night. Houston (2-2-4) took a 3-1 lead in the 46th minute before Sporting KC (2-2-4) scored three goals in the final 21 minutes. Krisztian Nemeth gave Sporting KC the lead in the second minute. He gathered a Houston turnover near midfield...
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Mexico Soccer: Javier Hernandez the opportunistic “little pea”

Javier Hernandez struck gold in the Champions League this past week, converting the goal that booked Real Madrid’s ticket to the semifinals. With the few opportunities Hernandez has had at Madrid this season, it was crucial for the “little pea” to come through big in Wednesday’s quarterfinal. Converting big goals is embedded in Hernandez’s blood, his small stature...
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Pellegrini praises City players following win over Aston Villa

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini praised his side's spirit during their 3-2 win against Aston Villa. Sergio Aguero and Aleksandar Kolarov gave City a 2-0 lead but Villa fought back through goals from Tom Cleverley and Carlos Sanchez to level the score at 2-2 before Fernadinho grabbed an 89th minute winner. Pellegrini, whose side moved up to second in the Premier League,...
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Rodgers: Liverpool needs to sign new striker during summer window

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool must sign a new striker in the summer after their goalless draw against West Brom. His side were held to a goalless draw by Tony Pulis' Baggies on Saturday and Manchester City's subsequent 3-2 success at home to Aston Villa has left Liverpool seven points adrift of the top four in fifth. With Daniel Sturridge injured, Mario Balotelli started up front...
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Champions League glory more likely than La Liga title, says Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says his side has a better chance of winning the Champions League than it has of winning La Liga this season. Earlier today, Barcelona opened up a five-point lead over Real Madrid on the league table with their 2-0 derby win over Espanyol. With six games remaining, Madrid are faced with the task of overturning that five-point league deficit while...
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Real Madrid need miracle to catch Barcelona in La Liga

The title is edging ever closer to Barcelona. Luis Enrique's side swept aside city rival Espanyol in a potentially tricky test on Saturday, and is now in an almost unassailable position with five fixtures left in La Liga. The Catalan derby is often a complicated clash for the Blaugrana, but this one was all but over after 25 minutes. Barca, with 80 percent possession in the first...
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Manuel Pellegrini: I am not satisfied with the way we played

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini admits his side should have performed better despite edging Aston Villa by 3-2 on Saturday. The Citizens allowed Villa to fight back from 2-0 down and looked set to drop points before Fernandinho's goal in the dying minutes of the game. The win moves City up to second with Arsenal […]
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Filippo Inzaghi furious after Udinese defeat

Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi was furious after seeing his side lose 2-1 away at Udinese. The Italian urged his side to take all three points in Friday's press conference but his players failed to answer the call as they were second best in all departments against Andrea Stramaccioni's determined men. "Today we played a very […]
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Why the animosity between Everton and Wayne Rooney has abated over time

Just over ten years ago, Duncan Ferguson turned his finest performance of many in Everton colors. The rumbustious Scot rolled back the years on an atmospheric evening at Goodison Park, running amok amidst a terrified Manchester United defence and scoring the winning goal for the Toffees in a famous 1-0 win. It was a special evening for Evertonians; a win inspired by a talismanic...
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Steven Gerrard Plays 500th Premier Legue Game, Joins 11 Others (Photo)

Steven Gerrard has reached another milestone in his glittering Premier League career. Gerrard played his 500th Premier League game Saturday, going 90 minutes in Liverpool’s goal-less draw with West Bromwich Albion. Gerrard became only the 12th player in Premier League history (since 1992) to hit the 500-game mark — a testament to his excellence and longevity. Welcome to the...
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Lavezzi hits hat-trick, Cavani scores twice as PSG rout Lille

PARIS -- Winger Ezequiel Lavezzi grabbed a hat trick and striker Edinson Cavani scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain bounced back from their lackluster performance against Barcelona by thrashing Lille 6-1 to move three points ahead of Lyon at the top of the French league on Saturday. PSG also boosted their goal difference to close that gap on Lyon, which has a marginally better goal...
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Ancelotti: Javier Hernandez 'important player' for Real Madrid

Javier Hernandez can play a key role for Real Madrid as they go in search of a league and Champions League double, according to Carlo Ancelotti. The Real Madrid boss was full of praise for the on-loan striker ahead of Los Blancos' game with Celta Vigo following his late winning goal in the Champions League quarter-final against rivals Atletico. Injuries to Karim Benzema and Gareth...
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Barcelona add to La Liga lead with crosstown win over rival Espanyol

BARCELONA, Spain -- Lionel Messi helped set up Neymar's opener before scoring a goal of his own to lead 10-man Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Espanyol on Saturday, provisionally increasing its lead of the Spanish league. Luis Suarez, the third member of Barcelona's star-studded attack, played a part in both goals against Barcelona's cross-town rival. Messi's incisive pass started a move...
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Moyes expresses interest in Real Madrid midfielder Illarramendi

Real Sociedad coach David Moyes has expressed his admiration for Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi. Illarramendi has struggled to nail down a first-team place since leaving Sociedad for the Bernabeu in the summer of 2013 and is expected to move on this summer. Madrid were keen to cash on in him in January, but Athletic Bilbao were the only club willing to make a firm offer...
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Mourinho hits back at Wenger's 'easy to defend' comment

Jose Mourinho has retaliated after Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger questioned Chelsea's defensive approach. Mourinho's side lead Arsenal by 10 points and could take a significant step to winning the Premier League for the first time in five years with victory in the Super Sunday match at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said defensive coaching was not difficult...
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Manchester United target Depay holds talks with Liverpool

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Louis van Gaal has revealed David De Gea is being offered a fortune to stay at Manchester United. Jose Mourinho sent a blunt message to Arsenal by claiming: "Cesc Fabregas joined us to win things". Blackburn...
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A return to Barcelona for Guardiola – but can he stop Lionel Messi?

A return to Barcelona for Guardiola – but can he stop Lionel Messi? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com The Champions League draw yesterday threw up two mouthwatering semi-finals, with Real Madrid facing Juventus and Barcelona taking on Bayern Munich. A number of interesting subplots emerged as part of the draw, with potential for an El Clasico final in the competition for the...
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Three players who could replace Oscar at Chelsea

Last season, an out of favor Juan Mata was sold to Manchester United in a deal that had several fans and pundits criticizing Jose Mourinho. Very few were convinced that it was the right move, given ... Read More
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LaBrocca scores late; Colorado ties 10-man FC Dallas 1-1

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) Nick LaBrocca scored in the 79th minute and the Colorado Rapids tied 10-man FC Dallas 1-1 on Friday night. Colorado (1-2-4) ended its long winless and scoreless streaks 14 days ago with a 4-0 victory at Dallas (4-2-2). LaBrocca's equalizer was collaborative effort. Lucas Pittinari chipped a ball to the edge of the 6-yard box and Dillon Powers redirected...
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Jose Mourinho: Diego Costa is close to return

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he is not interested in his positive record against Arsene Wenger's Arsenal. The Blues face the Gunners at the Emirates with Mourinho enjoying an impressive record of 12 games played against the Frenchman with no defeats. But he insists the focus is on winning the game and not on improving […]
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Manuel Pellegrini: Injury update on Silva, Nasri and Bony

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says attacking midfielder David Silva will be in the squad to face Aston Villa on Saturday. The Spain international joins midfielder James Milner and striker Wilfried Bony in making a comeback for the Citizens but Gael Clichy, Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri are all ruled out. "David [Silva] worked the […]
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Jose Mourinho on Hazard's new contract and Fabregas' Arsenal return

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Eden Hazard's contract extension is a clear sign of intent as to what the Blues want to achieve next season. The 24-year-old put an end to the rumours of a summer exit after he signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal with the club. He was linked with a possible move to […]
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Man City wants you to vote Pellegrini for Manager of the Year

Someone in the Manchester City social media department has to be playing a joke on us all. “Surely, they can’t be serious?” Manchester City’s Twitter account, @MCFC, is asking their 2.4 million Twitter followers to go to Facebook and vote for soon to be sacked Manuel Pellegrini in the “Facebook Football Awards.” This season, Manchester City went from winning the EPL title...
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Man City wants you to vote Pellegrini for Manager of the Year

Someone in the Manchester City social media department has to be playing a joke on us all. “Surely, they can’t be serious?” Manchester City’s Twitter account, @MCFC, is asking their 2.4 million Twitter followers to go to Facebook and vote for soon to be sacked Manuel Pellegrini in the “Facebook Football Awards.” This season, Manchester City went from winning the EPL title...
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