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Man United keep faint title hopes alive

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:20:00 PST

The gap is still 11 points but Man United keep ticking, beating West Brom 2-1. It wasn't their most impressive performance but another goal for Romelu Lukaku is a boost as they try to chase down rivals Man City. Rob Dawson »

Griezmann apologises after posting blackface photo on social media

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:41:00 PST

Antoine Griezmann apologised for his 'clumsy' social media post on Sunday. Antoine Griezmann has apologised after sparking a Twitter backlash by posting a picture of himself dressed as a black basketball player. The Atletico Madrid and France forward's initial tweet, which he has since deleted, captioned "80's Party,'' showed Griezmann in a Harlem Globetrotters-like uniform with heavily darkened skin and an afro-style wig. Je reconnais que c'est maladroit de ma part. Si j'ai blessé certaines personnes je m'en excuse.— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) December 17, 2017 After a string of angry responses, Griezmann returned to Twitter to post: "Calm down friends, I'm fan of the Harlem globetrotters and the good times......

Mesut Ozil joined by Man City stars in Premier League team of the weekend

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:20:00 PST

Kevin De Bruyne and Mesut Ozil were both among the goals in the Premier League on Saturday, but who scored the goal of the day? Pep Guardiola revels in Kevin De Bruyne's instrumental role in Manchester City's dominant win over Tottenham. After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully selects 11 star performers along with a manager. Do you agree or disagree? You can have your say on those picked or overlooked in the comments section at the foot of the article or on Twitter using the hashtag #ESPNFCTOTW. ESPN FC's Premier League Team of the Weekend. Goalkeeper: We kick off with a familiar face. Manchester City No. 1 Ederson was selected last week and following another impressive showing in the...

Coutinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain tops in Liverpool's standout team victory

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:11:00 PST

Liverpool returned to their goal-scoring ways behind goals from Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Liverpool returned to their goal-scoring ways behind goals from Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Despite the resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, Shaka Hislop says inconsistency is still their downfall and wonders which Liverpool will show up against Arsenal on Friday. Despite the resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, Shaka Hislop says inconsistency is still their downfall and wonders which Liverpool will show up against Arsenal on Friday. Liverpool cruised back into the top four with a convincing win that should banish the memory of last season's dreadful loss at the same venue. Having raced into a 3-0 first half lead the Reds then produced a professional display in the second half and never allowed Bournemouth a foothold to get back in the game. They added a fourth goal after the break and went close on several other occasions. Positives Three points, a clean sheet, another great goal by Mohamed Salah, some terrific individual...

Mario Balotelli scores winner as Nice edge past Bordeaux; Nantes win

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:30:00 PST

Mario Balotelli's sweet strike with a quarter of an hour remaining was the difference as Nice defeated Nantes, 2-1. Mario Balotelli was on target to keep Nice on the coat-tails of Nantes in a 1-0 Ligue 1 victory over Bordeaux. Balotelli struck for the ninth time in this term's league campaign after beating goalkeeper Jerome Prior in the 37th minute. Nantes occupy fifth place with Nice four points behind in sixth, both teams having played 18 matches. Nantes maintained their push for European football after recording a 1-0 victory over Angers despite the dismissal of Yacine Bammou. Bammou was sent off in the 66th...

Which Liverpool will show up vs. Arsenal?

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:20:26 PST

Despite the resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, Shaka Hislop says inconsistency is still their downfall and wonders which Liverpool will show up against Arsenal on Friday.

Which Liverpool will show up vs. Arsenal?

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:17:15 PST

Despite the resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, Shaka Hislop says inconsistency is still their downfall and wonders which Liverpool will show up against Arsenal on Friday.

Fluent Liverpool hit four in rout of Bournemouth

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:22:00 PST

AFC Bournemouth Liverpool 0 4 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Liverpool returned to their goal-scoring ways behind goals from Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Liverpool had far too much attacking power for Bournemouth to withstand as they moved back into the top four with a 4-0 win at the Vitality Stadium. Jurgen Klopp's side were 3-0 up at half-time as they created a string of chances, with defender Joe Gomez getting forward to have the game's first effort only to see it drift wide. The visitors continuing to make the running, with only Lewis Cook's smart intervention preventing a Coutinho pass from giving Mohamed Salah the chance to run in towards goal. Nathan...

Jesse Lingard a bright spot for Man United as Herrera, Mata struggle

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:04:00 PST

After a narrow escape at West Brom, Shaka Hislop ponders whether Man United are capable of being more convincing under Jose Mourinho. After a narrow escape at West Brom, Shaka Hislop ponders whether Man United are capable of being more convincing under Jose Mourinho. Jose Mourinho offered an explanation to why he and Romelu Lukaku didn't celebrate after the Belgian's header put United up 1-0. Manchester United made far harder work of this away win than was necessary, surging out to a two-goal lead then seeing West Bromwich Albion score late and almost draw level. Alan Pardew's side were ultimately too limited to make the pressure count, and United's poor second half means that this cannot not be filed away as an efficient performance. Yet a victory is a victory -- and, at this stage, anything which keeps them vaguely within reach of the fast-vanishing Manchester City must be welcomed. Positives Jesse...


 

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