Europe

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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The Special One's men were frustrated yet again by inferior opposition at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and the Reds now have a golden chance to make this title theirs

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The Portuguese was curt in his post-match interviews after Chelsea succumbed to a late Fabio Borini spot kick, having a sly dig at the decision to award the Black Cats a penalty

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Fabio Borini returns to haunt the Blues as the Black Cats end Jose Mourinho's 77-game unbeaten home Premier League record and snatch a vital three points

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Samuel Eto'o gave Jose Mourinho's side the lead, but the Black Cats hit back to condemn the hosts to defeat and ensure that they'd miss the chance to go top of the table

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With the champions struggling to break the relegation-threatened Rossoblu down, the France international produced a moment of magic to decide the game in the hosts' favor

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The Bundesliga champions produced another poor performance on Saturday and their form since winning the title will be a big concern ahead of the trip to the Bernabeu on Wednesday

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The striker is having his most successful season in his career so far but insists he wants to improve on his record of 14 goals

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A late penalty piled more pressure on manager Alan Pardew handing the hosts their fifth straight Premier League defeat and giving the visitors a vital three points

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The Bluebirds earned a point against Mark Hughes side thanks to Peter Whittingham's penalty, after Marco Arnautovic scored from the spot for the Potters during the first half

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The visitors took the lead from the penalty spot, only for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men to hit back with a spot-kick strike of their own in the second half

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Mile Jedinak's second-half penalty gave Tony Pulis' men their fifth straight victory in the Premier League, while Sam Allardyce's side are now on a run of three consecutive losses

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The visitors came closest to opening the scoring but were forced to settle for a point which leaves the hosts five points clear of the bottom three

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It was a day of average scores on an average afternoon at Villa Park, with Marc Albrighton probably the best performer purely for the odd moment of reasonable class

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Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski were again the stars of the show, as Dortmund's quality shone through in the second half against Mainz, with deflected goals the order of the day

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Jurgen Klopp's men smashed four past the Europa League hopefuls who went down to ten men in the second half

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Claudio Pizarro and Mario Mandzukic struck in the late stages of the game as the Bavarian giants recover from their mini-slump

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Goals from Mario Balotelli, Adel Taarabt and Giampaolo Pazzini gave the Rossoneri a fifth consecutive victory and kept their quest for European football alive and kicking

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Bruno Fernandes' goal ten minutes after the break cancelled out Jose Callejon's opener as Francesco Guidolin's side moved nine points above the relegation zone