Pre-season

Thursday, 31 July 2014

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The Liverpool striker was stuck on repeat for the first half, trying the same trick on several occasions, but looked much brighter after the break when Rickie Lambert went off

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The Premier League giants slugged it out in Wednesday's pre-season friendly draw in the USA, with the Reds eventually winning on penalties, but what did we learn from the game?

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A thrilling International Champions Cup clash ended with a penalty shoot-out after both sides took the game to each other in front of a bumper crowd in New York

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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The Netherlands international made his Black Cats bow in the loss to the Portuguese outfit, with the club continuing to prepare for their 2014-15 Premier League season

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The new signing from Tenerife gave Alan Pardew's men a narrow victory in the pre-season friendly as the Magpies continue their preparations for the 2014-15 season

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The Premier League side fielded a young side for the pre-season clash but were comfortably beaten by Paul Cook's side, who won League Two in the 2013-14 season

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The newly-promoted Premier League side earned a hard-fought win over their lower-league opponents, with captain Wes Morgan and David Nugent also netting in the friendly

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Roma secured a 1-0 win over the European champions in a pre-season clash in America but their head coach has warned they are still far behind challenging for the Champions League

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Mohamed Salah and Nemanja Matic also found the net in the comfortable victory, though the Eredivisie side found time to pull a goal back in the dying minutes

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The Blues continue their pre-season preparations against the Dutch side, with whom they have a relationship, ahead of the 2014-15 Premier League season

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Arturo Vidal and Angel Di Maria may be playing hard-to-get, but that will provide some of last season's much-maligned defenders and midfielders a stage to show what they can do

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Things briefly got out of hand ahead of Tuesday evening's friendly in Dallas after an incident involving the midfielder and the defender

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The England man again played 45 minutes before being taken off at the break, and although he did not get on the scoresheet he did look sharp and was involved in a thrilling move

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The Giallorossi icon scored the only goal of the game in the 58th minute, converting a cross from Alessandro Florenzi after releasing his team-mate with a clever dummy

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The Premier League side scored each of their five penalties to seal an International Champions Cup victory against the Serie A outfit, setting up Saturday's clash with Real Madrid

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Josh Brownhill's excellent free kick in the last minute of the game gave the League One team victory over Sean Dyche's newly promoted side in a pre-season encounter

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Harry Redknapp's men conceded early on at Brisbane Road but got back into the game through the two midfielders, with goalkeeper Rob Green making a fine double save

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Teenage French striker Mikael Mandron scored the decider 12 minutes from time as Gus Poyet's men, mostly made up of Under-21s players, were victorious in Albufeira

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The France international striker, who joined Garry Monk's side on a free transfer from Lyon, netted his first goal of pre-season as the Welsh club played out a comfortable victory

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The former Barcelona forward netted for the first time since joining Mark Hughes's side this summer but the Bundesliga side's class saw them through to victory in Austria