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Pulis accuses Sanchez of 'cheating' in post-match rant

West Brom manager Tony Pulis didn’t mince words when it came to his assessment of Arsenal‘s Alexis Sanchez, accusing the Chilean international of “cheating” by diving to draw game-changing decisions. Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette scored twice to give the Gunners a 2-0 win at the Emirates and while Pulis was displeased with a missed penalty call for his own side, ...

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Report: Leicester submits FIFA appeal to complete Adrien Silva signing

Leicester City is hoping an appeal to FIFA will help push a transfer deadline deal for Adrien Silva, with the club at last submitting its appeal to world football’s governing body nearly a month after the summer window closed, according to John Percy of the Telegraph. The Foxes had all but pried the Portuguese midfielder out of Sporting Lisbon in ...

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Misbehaving Liverpool, United fans face 'long stay in Russia,' security head warns

Unruly travelling supporters of Liverpool and Manchester United could be in for an extended stay in Russia if they’re found guilty of hooliganism during this week’s trip to Moscow. An estimated 2,000 fans from both clubs are expected to travel to the Russian capital, where Liverpool takes on Spartak Moscow on Tuesday before Manchester United clashes with CSKA Moscow the ...

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How 'boring' Barry quietly became league's leading appearance holder

It’s quite fitting that Gareth Barry, a wholly unfashionable player, is now churning out appearances for a man who wouldn’t look out of place retrieving errant footballs from a school gym’s roof, and who opts for a system that aims to stifle rather than entertain. However, following Barry’s start for Tony Pulis’ West Bromwich Albion at Arsenal on Monday, the ...

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Report: United incensed with Long after ugly tackle sidelines Fellaini

by Daniel Rouse 2h ago Action Images via Reuters/Tony O’Brien Shane Long‘s first-half challenge on Marouane Fellaini on Saturday has infuriated Jose Mourinho as he prepares his squad for Wednesday’s trip to CSKA Moscow. The angular Belgian won’t be able to join his Manchester United teammates on that jaunt, according to The Telegraph’s James Ducker, after Long’s yellow-card incurring tackle ...

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Footy Player Rankings: Messi, Dybala on fire in September

On the final Monday of each month, theScore will be ranking the top 20 footballers throughout Europe. In September, two left-footed Argentines have been a class above the rest of their peers. Just missed: Malcom (Bordeaux), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool). 20. Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta) Papu’s been dancing all season. The ...

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Report: Manchester United extends out-of-favour Shaw's contract

by Daniel Rouse 51m ago Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff Manchester United‘s seldom-used left-back Luke Shaw is set to stay at Old Trafford until 2019 after the club exercised an option to extend his contract, sources close to the player told ESPN FC’s Peter O’Rourke. Several of his teammates have also been linked with signing longer terms in Stretford, including ...

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Conte: I won't be away from Italy 'for a long time'

by Daniel Rouse 50m ago Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough Antonio Conte conceded that he misses his native Italy, and declared that it is “without any doubt” that he’ll return to work there in what may be the not-too-distant future. The 48-year-old collected the Premier League title in his first season at Chelsea‘s helm, but rumours in the lead-up to ...

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FIFA lifts controversial poppy ban

Agence France-Presse 1h ago Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine Livepic London – FIFA has backed down in its row with British football authorities over the wearing of poppies by players in international matches as a tribute to those killed in war. Football associations in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales were fined by FIFA for ignoring warnings not ...

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Report: FIFA to lift poppy ban on British national teams

FIFA is set to allow national teams to wear poppies in commemoration of November’s Armistice Day, according to Rob Harris of the Associated Press, ending a standoff between world football’s governing body and British football associations (FAs). England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland all received fines last year after their teams defied FIFA protocol by wearing poppies on armbands. FIFA ...

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