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    Arsenal Move on in Europe as Wilshere Presses Claims for Premier League Return

    It was a mixed night for Premier League sides in Europe, with Arsenal advancing to the knockout stages of the UEFA Europe League, while Everton’s third defeat in the competition sent them crashing out. The Toffees are still without a manager, and David Unsworth’s audition is not turning out as he would have hoped, and […]

    Mourinho Continues to Be the Focus as United Struggle to Find Top Gear

    Manchester United secured a 2-0 win over Benfica to make it four wins out four in their Champions League group, but an increasingly irritable Jose Mourinho continues to hog the headlines. United’s win – courtesy of an own goal from Benfica keeper Mile Svilar and penalty from Daley Blind – leaves them on the brink […]

    Arsenal Show Fighting Spirit to Grind out Victory at Red Star Belgrade

    The UEFA Europa League may have begun the season well down Arsene Wenger’s list of priorities, but Arsenal made it three wins out of three with a gritty 1-0 success at Red Star Belgrade. Olivier Giroud popped up with the only goal of the game five minutes from time to give the Gunners daylight between […]

    Lloris and Navas Demonstrate the Value of Quality Keeping Options

    Forwards earn the big bucks; command the massive transfer fees and hog the individual accolades that are dolled out each year. But during Real Madrid’s draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Tuesday night, two moments proved why top-class keepers are vital to any title challenge. The first moment of brilliance came from […]

    Messi Magic Lifts Argentina off the Floor and to World Cup Qualification

    For those who have questioned Lionel Messi; incredibly there are some – the latest being FIFA president Gianni Infantino who suggested that if the Argentine wanted to lay claim to being the best to have ever played the game he would have to lift the World Cup – falling behind to Ecuador inside a minute […]

    Everton in a Rut but Koeman Should Be Given Time to Put Things Right

    Just as the Premier League season looked to be cranking into life, an untimely hiatus for international week brings things to a shuddering halt. The likes of Manchester United and Manchester City, clear of the chasing pack after racking up six wins out of seven to start to the season, will be particularly unhappy with […]

    United March on as Chelsea Stun Atletico Madrid in Spanish Capital

    It was quite the night for Premier League sides in the Champions League, as Manchester United and Chelsea both claimed impressive victories. Manchester United’s 4-1 win on the road at CSKA Moscow did not tell us anything we did not already know about the Red Devils, as they dominated inferior opposition and ultimately ran out […]

    Chelsea Face Big European Test at Atletico Madrid

    Chelsea are making stealthy progress in the Premier League after their shock loss to Burnley on the opening day, but their European credentials will be put to the test on Wednesday. Antonio Conte will take his side to Spain for a meeting with European specialists Atletico Madrid. Only Atleti’s city rivals Real Madrid have a […]

    Lacazette Feeling Right at Home as Arsenal Battle to Win over West Brom

    His new Arsenal home is proving to be a very comfortable one for Alexandre Lacazette. Since making his summer move from Lyon, Lacazette has stepped foot on Emirates Stadium turf on three occasions – and each time he has hit the target. His record away from home is the polar opposite, drawing a blank in […]

    Real Madrid on the Ropes in La Liga Following Shock Home Loss

    Talk of crisis following two draws from Real Madrid’s opening three La Liga encounters was dismissed out of hand, but it reared its head with greater force on Wednesday following a 1-0 home defeat to Real Betis. The scriptwriters had Cristiano Ronaldo, returning from suspension, strutting into the Bernabeu and delivering the sort of performance […]