Saturday, September 20, 2014

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The reigning champions maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 1-0 win at San Siro and once again illustrated just how irresistible they are in Italy

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Massimiliano Allegri enjoyed a happy return to the San Siro, with Carlos Tevez's strike ensuring that they maintained their 100 per cent start to the Serie A season

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Miranda and Diego Godin helped the Rojiblancos turn the game around after Pablo Hernandez's brilliant backheel but Nolito's penalty earned the visitors a draw

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A Stewart Downing masterclass helped the Hammers comprehensively defeat his former club, with Winston Reid, Diafra Sakho and Morgan Amalfitano all finding the net

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COMMENT: The Basque midfielder came in with half an hour left and added a stability which allowed Real to go on and kill off the game against Deportivo

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Three goals in five first-half minutes at Villa Park, courtesy of Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil and an Aly Cissokho own-goal, saw the home side slip to their first defeat

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A late Papiss Cisse double rescued a point for the Magpies and may well have kept Alan Pardew in a job as the hosts recovered from superb Nikica Jelavic and Mohamed Diame strikes

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A late Victor Wanyama strike condemned Garry Monk's spirited and determined 10-man Swans side to a second consecutive league defeat and sent the visitors up to second place

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Mark Hughes looked to have claimed a deserved victory at one of his former clubs for the second away game running, only for Niko Kranjcar to hit a stunning free kick late on

Friday, September 19, 2014

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COLUMN: It has become an accepted reality that coaches are sacked when results dry up - why not employ them on a short-term basis to let them work in peace?

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Ronny Deila's side earned a creditable 2-2 draw against Red Bull Salzburg having twice gone in front, while Napoli came from behind to see off Sparta Prague

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EXCLUSIVE: The Croatia international has nothing but praise for the experienced playmaker, while also hailing Lionel Messi and Neymar's individual quality

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Leighton Baines scored one and created two more as Roberto Martinez's side ran out comfortable winners over their visitors from Germany on their return to Europa league action

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A heavily changed Spurs side boasting new faces were only able to pick up a point against their strong and disciplined Serbian opponents in a tough game in Belgrade

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Craig Gordon was in fine form as he continually denied the Austrian champions to see the Hoops earn an away point in their first Europa League Group D clash